Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) intends to issue an Invitation for International Bidding (IFIB) for the provision of contractor support to describe the concept and develop the framework for a Repository for Additively manufactured Products in a Digital environment (RAPiD-e).
Potential prime contractors must 1) be pre-approved for participation in NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB), 3) be issued a Declaration of Eligibility (DOE) by the U.S. Government, and 3) have performed similar tasking to the requirement described in the solicitation. Contractor personnel performing services under the contract must be citizens of a NATO nation and have appropriate professional training and experience in a related field.
The reference for this contract is IFIB-ACT-SACT-22-62.
This is a Firm-Fixed Price Deliverables contract. The contract award will be determined based on the contractor who offers the Best Value to NATO. Partial Bidding is not authorized.
Based on a recent survey, NATO’s science and technology community made recommendations for the future use of additive manufacturing in logistics, including an in-field production capability for NATO operations. One such recommendation is the establishment of a “NATO Digital Library” for 3D printed products. Such a library would, at the very least, support secure storage and sharing of digital technical data packages for NATO and nations. Potentially, it might also act as a repository or interchange service for equivalent technical data from original equipment manufacturers or parts producers.
NATO ICB requires that the U.S. Government issue a DOE for potential U.S. prime contractors interested in this project. Before the U.S. Government can do so, however, the U.S. Government must approve the U.S. firm for participation in NATO ICB. U.S. firms are approved for NATO ICB on a facility-by-facility basis.
The U.S. NATO ICB application is a one-time application. The application requires supporting documentation in the form of 1) a company resume indicating contracts completed as a prime contractor and 2) an annual report or set of financial documents indicating compilation, review, or audit by an independent CPA.
U.S. firms can download a copy of the U.S. NATO ICB application from the following website:http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/other-areas/strategic-industries-and-economic-security-sies/nato-related-business-opportunities
The Department of Commerce (DOC) is the U.S. Government agency that approves NATO ICB applications. Please submit to the email address provided your application and supporting documentation (as attachments). If your firm is interested in a specific NATO ICB project at this time, please also include the following in the text of your email:
- the title and/or solicitation number of the project
- the name/phone/FAX/email of the company employee who should receive the bid documents
After approval of your one-time NATO ICB application, DOC will then know to follow up by issuing a DOE for the project. DOC will transmit the DOE to the NATO contracting agency.
Firms should request a DOE (and, for firms new to NATO ICB, submit a completed one-time NATO ICB application): 28 April 2022
HQ SACT issues IFIB (target): 05 May 2022
The IFIB will be available for download at the following website:https://www.act.nato.int/contracting
Bid closing (target): 16 June 2022
Contract Award: TBD
Period of Performance: Base Period: on or about 5 July 2022 – 15 October 2022
Product Service Code:-
NAICS Code:- 541519 - Other Computer Related Services
Primary point of contact:- Lee Ann Carpenter LeeAnn.Carpenter@bis.doc.gov
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