24 Apr 2017

Emergency Survival Shelter Sleep System

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United States

Emergency Survival Shelter Sleep System

Department of the Air Force

Regina C. Blue, Contracting Officer, Phone 3184568295, Email regina.blue@us.af.mil – Patrick A. Graham, Procuring Contracting Officer, Phone 3184561386, Email patrick.graham@us.af.mil


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Contract Description:

Emergency Survival Shelter Sleep System (ESSSS)
Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC)

This Request for Information (RFI) is issued solely for information and planning purposes. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e) and FAR 52.215-3, responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. This RFI does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. Your response to this RFI will be treated as information only and will not be used as a proposal. No entitlement to payment, of direct or indirect costs, or charges to the Government will arise as a result of a contractor’s submission of a response to this announcement or the Government’s use of such information. AFICA/KGQ located at Barksdale AFB, LA is seeking viable sources that can produce and deliver an Emergency Survival Shelter Sleep Systems (ESSSS) specifically designed to be used in B-52 CNU-129/P Survival Kits, B-52 ML-4 Survival Kits, and B-1 ACES II Survival Kits. The systems are vacuumed packed in aircraft specific variant/configurations (length, width, height, and shape) to meet survival kit space requirements. This system is designed to be a multi-functional all-weather- global – survival-clothing – shelter – sleeping system for aircrew members to be used in a survival situation.

The system augments the equipment worn by the aircrew member once they have ejected/bailed out/crash landed the aircraft. The system increases performance of the aircrew member in a survival situation and reduces Personnel Recovery (PR) risks in both peacetime and hostile environments.

The system must have the below attributes: (Design specifications for each variant are attached)
• Fire resistance/fire proof
• Waterproof/Weather proof
• Adaptable
• Multi-purpose
o Clothing: Designed to be worn over flight clothing after ejection/bailout/crash landing, enhance survivability by creating an outside layer of sleeping bag material around the aircrew member. One size fits all design.
o Components: Poncho, Pants, Mittens, Boot Covers Balaclava, Stuff Sack/Compression Sack
o Shelter: Designed to provide protection to the aircrew member by using components of the system to create shelter from the elements.
o Evasion: Designed to conceal/disguise the aircrew member by having them blend in with their surroundings. Use of Operations Enduring Freedom camouflage pattern is required to provide a global capability.
o Travel/mobile: Designed to enable the aircrew member move and or travel while wearing the system dependent on the situation.
o Signaling: Designed to provide both passive and non-passive signaling capability.
• Total System Weight: Is dependent on variant (see design specification sheets)
• Vacuum pack: Double bagged and formed to the specific shape required for the survival kit to be used in (CNU-129/P, ML-4, and B-1 ACES II). Design specifications attached.
• The provided system shall include a minimum one (1) year manufacturer’s warranty from the acceptance of the item.

As part of the solicitation process, the contracting activity may require a bid sample of one (1) of each variant be delivered to the address referenced in the RFP no later than (NLT) thirty (30) days after contract award. There is a potential for the Government to require testing of the bid sample in order to make sure the items meet standards prior to making a full order. If testing is required, it will be completed by the Government. Testing will including field testing to verify the delivery units comply with the above specifications.
Please also provide a capability statement as part of the information provided in response to this sources sought and whether the company you represent is a small business.

The information sought in this RFI includes the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 339999, All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing , with a small business size standard of 500 employees. The information will be used within the Air Force to facilitate decision making and will not be disclosed outside the agency. If your company believes there is a more suitable NAICS Code that can be used, please provide that information in your response.

The Government reserves the right to determine if a SB set-aside is appropriate, as well as one of the targeted socio-economic programs (HUBZone small business, Small Business Administration (SBA) subcontractors referred to as “8(a)” contractors eligible under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)), or Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business), based on responses to this notice and other pertinent information gathered by the contracting officer. In order for the Government to make a SB set-aside determination, it is emphasized that SB concerns provide sufficient written information to indicate their capacity and capability to successfully perform and manage all the requirements of this effort.

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