Solicitation Number: N0038324QC274
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 332439
Notice Published: 05-14-24
Response Due: 05-21-24

Agency: Department of the Navy
Contact: Telephone: 2156976549 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Address: PHILADELPHIA, PA 19111-5098

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CONTACT INFORMATION|4|N792.11|T2T|215-697-5409|This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.| ITEM UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AND VALUATION (JAN 2023)|19|||||||||||||||||||| INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF SUPPLIES|26|X||||||||||||X|||||||||||||| WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS (JAN 2023)|16|Invoice and Receiving Report Combo|Source|TBD|N00383|TBD|TBD|See Schedule|TBD||||||||| NAVY USE OF ABILITYONE SUPPORT CONTRACTOR - RELEASE OF OFFEROR INFORMATION (3-18))|1|| EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (SEP 2016)|2||| EQUAL OPPORTUITY FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES (JUN 2020)|2||| BUY AMERICAN-FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS-BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM - BASIC (JAN 23)|3|||| LIMITATIONS ON PASS-THROUGH CHARGES (JUN 2020)|1|| ALTERNATE A, ANNUAL REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS (NOV 2020)|13|||||||||||||| BUY AMERICAN-FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS-BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM CERTIFICATE-BASIC (DEC 2022))|3|||| BUY AMERICAN--BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM (NOV 2014)|1|| ANNUAL REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS (MAR 2023)|13|332439|500|||||||||||| FACSIMILE PROPOSALS (OCT 1997)|1|| NOTICE OF PRIORITY RATING FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, ANDENERGY PROGRAM USE (APR 2008))|2||DO-A8C| Solicitation is hereby extended until 21 MAY 2024. All contractual documents (i.e. contracts, purchase orders, task orders, delivery orders and modifications) related to the instant procurement are considered to be "issued" by the Government when copies are either deposited in the mail, transmitted by facsimile, or sent by other electronic commerce methods, such asemail. The Government's acceptance of the contractor's proposal constitutes bilateral agreement to "issue" contractual documents as detailed herein. This RFP is for a spares purchase. The Small Business Administration representative at NAVSUP WSS has reviewed thisrequirement and determined that a set-aside recommendation was not applicable for this procurement. This contract/delivery order/purchase order/modification is issued by the Government when deposited in themail, transmitted by facsimile or sent by any electronic commerce method, including email. The Government'sacceptance of the contractor's proposal constitutes bilateral agreement to issue this contract/deliveryorder/purchase order/modification. \ 1. SCOPE 1.1 Container shell material is ;HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE; . 1.2 When discrepancies exist between these requirements and those on current manufacturer's drawings,contact code ;BUYER ON PAGE 1 OF CONTRACT; or code N241.10 1.3 Articles to be furnished hereunder shall be manufactured, tested and inspected in accordance with ;NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER, CRANE DIVISION; drawing number ( ;12255; ) ;85001312-2; , Revision ;LATEST; and all details and specifications referenced therein. 1.4 Unless expressly provided for elsewhere in this clause, equipment such as fixtures, jigs, dies, patterns, mylars, special tooling, test equipment, or any other manufacturing aid required for the manufacture and/or testing of the subject item(s) will not be provided by the Government or any other source and is the sole responsibility of the contractor. The foregoing applies notwithstanding any reference to such equipment or the furnishing thereof that may be contained in any drawing or referenced specification. 1.5 If MIL-STD-454 is referenced in the drawings or in the specification, the contractor is expected to show compliance with IPC/EIAJ-STD-001C. 1.6 Manufacturing process is ;ROTOMOLDING; . 2. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS DRAWING DATA=85001312-2 |12255| A| |D| | | | 3. REQUIREMENTS 3.1 One third (1/3) unit of desiccant (MIL-D-3464, Type II nondusting) per cubic foot of container interior volume shall be placed in desiccant holder of each container at time of shipment. 3.2 Reference to Cadmium plating shall be deleted and the following substituted: "Finish shall be electrodeposited alkaline Zinc-Nickel Alloy in accordance with ASTM B 841 Class 1, Type B, Grade 3." 3.3 The shock mount listed in the drawing package (whether identified as sole source, recommended, or suggested) has been tested and approved for the shock mitigation system of this container. No other shock mount may be substituted without written permission of Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia unless an alternate is specifically indentified in this contract. ;NO OTHER; is an approved alternate mount. All containers must be affixed with a nameplate that includes a Unique Identification (UID) marking as referenced in the drawing package Drawing ;(80132) 15930; and IAW Mil-STD-130 latest revision. The contractor shall contact NAVICP code ;BUYER ON PAGE 1 OF CONTRACT; or code 0771.10 for the alphanumeric sequential serial number group that makes up part of the UID. The UIDwill be included on the nameplate in data matrix format. 3.4 Welding and welder qualifications shall be in accordance with AWS D1.1 for steel, AWS D1.2 or MIL-W-22248,Class 4 for aluminum, AWS D1.3 for sheet steel and AWS D1.6 for stainless steel. Proper controls shall be used to prevent melt through or burn through. For aluminum, filler for welding 6061 alloy shall be 4043: filler for welding 5000 series alloys to themselves or to 6061 shall be 5356 or 5556. In addition,welding and weld inspection shall include: (1) Visual inspection shall include 5X (5power) magnification when a suspect condition is to be examined beyond the capability of normal vision. (2) Critical and major welds may be subjected to further non destructive testing (such as dye penetrant inspection)as prescribed by the buying activity. (3) Proper documentation shall be available for review by Government personnel. 3.5 WORK INSTRUCTIONS. Work instructions shall be posted at theoperator's work station giving procedures to control the welding process, i.e., filler material, weld size, electrical and gas characteristics, including flow rate. 3.6 MATERIALS AND MATERIALS CONTROL. The quality program shall assure that the materials used in fabrication or processing, i.e., base metals and weld filler material, be inspected and conform to the applicable physical, chemical and other technical requirements (supplier's certification is sufficient). 3.7 CONTROLS. Weld filler materials shall be clearly identified and segregated from each other both when in storage and at the work station. Work station environment shall be controlled to prevent conditions adverse to proper gas shielding. 3.8 CLEANING. Parts to be welded shall be cleaned to remove surface soils such as oils, waxes, grease, inks, etc. except that uninhibited alkaline solutions such as sodium hydroxide shall NOT be used. 3.9 DEOXIDIZING. The cleaned parts shall be chemically deoxidized NO MORE THAN 10 DAYS PRIOR TO WELDING to remove thick surface oxide films. (If the material or work is exposed to an outdoor environment, this time limit shall be reduced to a maximum of 3 days, to account for atmospheric effects.) Mechanical cleaning methods shall be applied just prior to the actual start of welding, to remove any reoxidation or residual thin oxide films. 3.9.1 CHEMICAL TREATMENT. An acid deoxidizing treatment shall be applied by either immersion or brushing/wiping. Deoxidizers acceptable for use shall include nitric acid, sulfuric chromic, phosphoric chromic, or equivalent solutions. Sodium hydroxide solutions shall not be used. Care shall be taken to assure 100% solution coverage of the area to be welded. To allow an adequately sized deoxidized area for good welding, the solution shall be applied to an area extending at least 2 inches from the weld site, or ending at any closer adjacent edge. 3.9.2 MECHANICAL MEANS. Immediately prior to welding, mechanical cleaning methods shall be applied to the weld areas previously chemically treated to assure removal of residual or reformed oxides, if any. Acceptable methods of mechanical cleaning include stainless steel wire brushing, scraping, filing, or sanding. However, abrasives containing iron and its oxides, steel wool and wire, and copper alloy based wire, which may become embedded with galvanically active metals and accelerate corrosion of aluminum alloys shall NOT be used. Mechanical methods shall be vigorous enough to adequately remove any residual oxide films, but gentle enough to avoid forming an excessively rough surface in the comparatively soft metal underneath. Contact code ;BUYER ON PAGE 1 OF CONTRACT; or code N241.10 to arrange for First Article Test location When a First Article is required, the contractor shall submit a paper copy of the drawings (size 11" X 17"), contracts and approved ECP's ECO's, deviations waivers, and modifications in the records recepticle or inside the container submitted for the First Article. Welding and welder qualifications shall meet current AWS D1.2 standards. Additionally, cleaning preperations shall be in accordance with MIL-C-5541 and the cleaning paragraph located in the welding requirements section of the contract 4. QUALITY ASSURANCE ANY REFERENCE TO FIRST ARTICLE TEST INFORMATION (GOVERNMENT - NON-DESTRUCTIVE) IS HEREBY WAIVED FOR THIS ITEM ANY REFERENCE TO PRODUCTION LOT TEST INFORMATION (GOVERNMENT - NON-DESTRUCTIVE) IS HEREBY WAIVED FOR THIS ITEM 4.1 The tests to be performed under the First Article approval clause (FAR 52.209-4) of the contract are listed below. 4.1.1 Dimensional test (special) ;IAW (12255) 85001312-2 AND SUBDRAWINGS ARE APPLICABLE; 4.1.2 Requirements of: ;IAW (12255) 85001312-2 AND SUBDRAWINGS ARE APPLICABLE; 4.1.3 Form: ;APPLIES; 4.1.4 Fit: ;APPLIES, USE ACUTAL ITEM; 4.1.5 Function ;APPLIES; 4.1.6 Compliance with drawing ( ;12255; ) ;85001312-2; , Revision ;LATEST; and specifications referenced therein. 4.2 In addition to the above tests, the First Article(s) to be delivered hereunder shall also be subjected to those tests which will demonstrate that the article(s) comply with contract requirements requirements. 4.3 The contractor shall be responsible for providing the necessary parts and repair of the First Article Sample(s) during testing. 4.4 The cost of the Government testing effort set forth in this solicitation is estimated to be $ ;10,000; for the first article testing. This cost factor will be added, for solicitation purposes, to the price of all offerors for whom the government will require such testing. 4.5 Disposition of FAT samples 4.5.1 ;ZERO; Sample(s) shall not be returned to the contractor because they shall be destroyed during testing. 4.5.2 ;ALL; Unless otherwise provided for in the contract, sample(s) shall be returned to the contractor and may be considered as production items under the contract provided the sample(s) can be refurbished to ready for issue condition and provided the sample(s) have inspection approval from the cognizant DCMC QAR. Sample(s) may be shipped as production items only after all other units required under the contract have been produced and are ready for shipment. ;N/A; Sample(s) shall be returned to the contractor but shall not be considered as production due. 4.6 Test Sample Coating Instructions 4.6.1 Samples are to be unpainted. Corrosive areas are to be coated with a light preservative.This paragraph does NOT apply to shipping containers. 4.7 FAT Approval Criteria 4.7.1 FAR 52.209-4 applies (A) The contractors shall deliver ;ONE (1); ; unit(s) of the following CAGE ( ;12255; ; ) Part Number ;85001312-2; ; , Revision ;LATEST; ; within ;120; ; calendar days from the date of this contract to the Government at ;CONTACT BUYER ON PAGE 1 OF CONTRACT FOR FAT LOCATION; ; Marking of test sample(s) shipping container shall be as follows, citing this contract number: "FOR FIRST ARTICLE TESTING. NOT RFI MATERIAL. DO NOT TAKE UP IN STOCK CONTRACT NUMBER:____________" For First Article Test, the shipping documentation shall contain this contract number and lot/item identification. The characteristics that the First Article must meet and the testing requirements are specified elsewhere in this contract. (B) Upon shipment of First Article sample(s), two (2) copies of the Material Inspection and Receiving Report (DD Form 250) bearing the QAR's signature and indication of preliminary inspection shall be forwarded to the NAVICP- Philadelphia code cited in Block 10.a of SF33, with duplicate copies to NAVICP code 072 and to the designated test facility. The envelopes shall be clearly marked: "DO NOT OPEN IN MAIL ROOM". Within ;90; ; days after receipt of the samples, the test site shall complete testing/evaluation and submit two (2) copies of their test report with conclusions and recommendations to the NAVICP code cited in Block 10.a of the SF33. (C) Within ;60; ; calendar days after the Government receives the First Article, the contracting officer shall notify the contractor, in writing, of the approval, conditional approval, or disapproval of the First Article. The notice of approval, conditional approval, or disapproval shall not relieve the contractor from complying with all requirements of the specifications and all other terms and conditions of this contract. A notice of conditional approval shall state any further action required of the contractor. A notice of disapproval shall cite reasons for disapproval. (D) If the First Article is disapproved, the contractor, upon Government request, shall submit an additional First Article for testing. After each request, the contractor shall make any necessary changes, modifications, or repairs to the First Article or select another First Article for testing. All costs related to these tests are to be borne by the contractor, including any and all costs for additional tests following a disapproval. The contractor shall furnish any additional First Article to the Government under the terms and conditions and within the time specified by the Government. The Government shall act on this First Article within the time limit specified in paragraph (B) above. The Government reserves the right to require an equitable adjustment of the contract price for any extension of the delivery schedule or for any additional costs to the Government related to these tests. (E) If the contractor fails to deliver any First Article on time, or the contracting officer disapproves any First Article, the contractor shall be deemed to have failed to make delivery within the meaning of the default clause of this contract (F) Unless otherwise provided in the contract, the contractor - (1) May deliver the approved First Article as part of the contract quantity, provided it meets all contract requirements for acceptance and was not consumed or destroyed in testing: and (2) Shall remove and dispose of any First Article from the Government test facility at the contractors expense. (G) If the Government does not act within the time specified in paragraph (B) or (C) above the contracting officer shall, upon timely written request from the contractor, equitably adjust under the changes clause of this contract the delivery or performance dates and/or the contract price, and any other contractual term affected by the delay. (H) The contractor is responsible for providing operating and maintenance instructions, spare parts support, and repair of the First Article during any First Article test. (I) Before First Article approval, the acquisition of materials or components for, or the commencement of production of, the balance of the contract quantity is at the sole risk of the contractor. Before First Article approval, the costs thereof shall not be allocable to this contract for (1) progress payments, or (2) termination settlements if the contract is terminated for the convenience of the Government (J) The contractor shall produce both the First Article and the production quantity at the same facility and shall submit a certification to this effect with each First Article. (K) The contractor shall provide specific written notification to the procuring contracting officer informing him/her of the shipment of any article(s) furnished in accordance with this clause. Such notification must be addressed to the attention of the NAVICP code specified in Block 10.a of the SF33, with copies to NAVICP code 072 and to the testing activity. Failure to provide such notification shall excuse the Government from any delay in performing First Article Testing and informing the contractor of the results thereof. (L) Fourteen (14) days prior to shipment of First Article Samples, the contractor shall notify the designated test facility in writing of the anticipated shipping date, with an information copy to the PCO, NAVICP Philadelphia, Attn: (Cite code found in Block 10.a of the SF33). The contractor shall also arrange for preliminary inspection of test samples by the DCMC/QAR. 4.8 Alternate Offers - Waiver of First Article Approval Requirements. (The following provisions supersede any waiver of First Article Approval Requirements terms set forth in clause 52.209-3 or 52.209-4 as appropriate) (A) Unless otherwise specified in the solicitation, the Naval Inventory Control Point reserves the right to waive the First Article Approval Requirements specified herein for offerors who have previously furnished identical production articles accepted by the Government or the Original Equipment Manufacturer/Prime Manufacturer. An offeror requesting waiver of First Article Requirements shall submit evidence with its offer establishing that: (I) the last production unit was delivered within three (3) years of the issue date of this solicitation, and (II) the production location to be used for this requirement is the same as used for the previous production run Additionally, the offeror shall submit a certification, to be executed by the officer or employee for the offer, stating that: (I) the articles to be provided will be produced using the same facilities, processes, sequences of operations and approved subcontractors as those previously delivered and accepted by the Government or the Original Equipment Manufacturer/Prime Manufacturer, and (II) the previous production units were manufactured without Material Review Board disposition or waiver/deviation request or rejection of pre-production samples for cause. (NOTE: This certification concerns a matter within the jurisdiction of an agency of the United States and the making of a false, fictitious, or fraudulent certification may render the maker subject to prosecution under Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001.) (B) Offerors requesting waiver of First Article Approval Requirements under the provisions of this clause are cautioned to submit two prices for articles required herein - one that is based on compliance with the First Article Approval Requirements and one that is based on a waiver of such requirements. Where an offeror submits only one price and fails to clearly state that the price is based on waiver of the First Article Approval Requirements it will be deemed to be based on compliance with the First Article Approval Requirements (C) In the event of the First Article Approval Requirement is granted, the delivery schedule for the production items shall be reduced by the number of days designated for delivery of First Article Test unit plus the number of calendar days indicated for the government notification of conditional approval or approval. These requirements are specified in the quality assurance section of this solicitation. If the offeror is unable to meet the desired schedule, he shall insert below the alternate delivery schedule he offers to the government. Offeror's Proposed Alternate Delivery Schedule (Based on Waiver of First Article Approval Requirements) Within Days: Item No. _______________ Quantity:_______ After Date of Contract:__________ 4.9 100% Production Leak Tests. Each container shall be prepared for testing by sealing all breathing devices and inserting pressurizing fittings and gauges. The container shall be closed and sealed in a normal manner. The Pneumatic - Pressure Technique of Method 5009 of Federal Test Method Standard NO. 101C shall be used to detect leakage. An initial pressure setting equal to 0.5 + 0.1-0 PSIG shall be used. After stabilization, pressure shall be monitored for thirty minutes. Any loss in pressure in excess of 0.05 PSIG (adjusted for changes in temperature and barometric pressure) shall be cause for rejection. Any deformation of the container shell, while pressurized, which is greater than three quarters of an inch beyond its point at ambient pressure shall also be cause for rejection. WARNING Container may explode or fasteners may fail during this test. Use protective barriers to avoid injury to personnel. PRODUCTION LEAK TESTING SHALL VERIFY THE RELIEF VALVE PROPERLY FUNCTIONS AND THE CONTAINER ADEQUATELY SEALS. TESTING SHALL BE CONDUCTED WITH THE CONTAINER FULLY ASSEMBLED AND PRESSURE MONITORING SHALL TAP THE SCHRADER VALVE MARKED "LEAK TEST." LEAK TESTING EQUIPMENT SHALL INCLUDE A CALIBRATED PRESSURE GAAGE WITH AT LEAST 0.002 PSIG RESOLUTION AND A DIGITAL READOUT. CAUSE FOR REJECTION SHALL BE A RELIEF VALVE THAT FAILS TO PROTECT THE CONTAINER FROM EXCEEDING 0.60 PSIG PRESSURE OR 0.60 PSIG VACUUM. CAUSE FOR REJECTION SHALL BE EXCEEDING 0.05 PSIG/HOUR AVERAGE LEAK RATE EVALUATED OVER A 30 MINUTE PERIOD (0.025 PSIG LEAK OFF IN 30 MINUTES) AFTER INITIAL PRESSURIZATION HAS STABILIZED TO 0.40 TO 0.50 PSIG. AT THE CONCLUSION OF LEAK TESTING VERIFY THE HUMIDITY INDICATOR IS IN THE DRY (BLUE) STATE. 5. PACKAGING- MIL-STD 2073 PACKAGING APPLIES AS FOUND ELSEWHERE IN THE SCHEDULE 6. NOTES - NOT APPLICABLE