Pedal Assembly


Subject: Pedal Assembly
Solicitation Number: 70Z03821QJ0000161
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 336413
Set-Aside: Total Small Business
Notice Published: 05-03-21
Response Due: 05-07-21

Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: US COAST GUARD
Contact: Michelle R. Monds This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (252) 334-5024
Office Address: ELIZABETH CTY, NC 27909


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        05-07-21 SOLICIT


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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6 and part 13, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number 70Z03821QJ0000161 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-05, effective 10 March 2021. The applicable North American Industry Classification Standard Code is 336413. The small business size standard is 1,250 employees. This solicitation is 100% Set-Aside for Small Business. All responsible sources may submit a quotation which shall be considered by the agency. It is anticipated that a firm-fixed price purchase order will be awarded for the item found below on a brand name basis as a result of this synopsis/solicitation: PEDAL ASSEMBLY NSN: 1680-01-159-4582 P/N: 70400-01604-047 QTY: 30 EA At the time of award, the USCG intends to place an order for the purchase of thirty (30) item(s). IAW Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.217-6 the USCG may require fifteen (15) additional items for a maximum quantity of forty-five (45) at the same price as the original order, for up to three hundred and sixty-five (365) days after the initial award date. ***Please note that if the USCG chooses to exercise any optional quantity modifications, such modifications will be issued unilaterally to the contractor. Only the brand name items requested in this solicitation will be considered for award. All parts shall have clear traceability to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Cage Code 78286). Traceability means a clear, complete, documented, and auditable paper trail which traces each step from an OEM or distributor to its current location. Concerns having the expertise and required capabilities to provide these items are invited to submit offers in accordance with the requirements stipulated in this solicitation. Parts must be approved in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines to ensure safety of our aircrew. The Government shall ensure all procurements are awarded without jeopardizing quality or safety of flight. Only the use of airworthy commercial specifications or standard military specifications/military standard parts will be utilized and approved from this solicitation. Newly manufactured commercial items will only be procured from sources able to provide a certificate of airworthiness, FAA 8130 (preferred) or equivalent European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Certification, or a certificate of conformance and traceability to the OEM. The Federal Aviation Regulation, Part 21, outlines certification procedures. The contractor shall furnish a Certificate of Conformance (COC) in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.246-15. COC must be submitted in the format specified in the clause. Offerors must be able to provide necessary certification including traceability to the manufacturer, manufacturer's COC and its own certificate of conformance to ensure parts are in airworthy condition, suitable for installation on USCG aircraft. Prospective vendors who are not the OEM or an authorized distributor must provide traceability for the offered product back to the manufacturer or authorized distributor. All parts shall be NEW approved parts. Consistent with FAR Provision 52.212-1(h), the Government reserves the right to make more than one award (multiple awards) for different line items, if, after considering the additional administrative cost to the Government of awarding and administering separate purchase orders, it is determined that the multiple awards will result in the best value to the Government. For purposes of evaluating the cost of making multiple awards, it is assumed that the administrative cost of awarding and administering a purchase order is $500. NOTE: NO DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATIONS OR SCHEMATICS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS AGENCY. SEE ATTACHMENT 1 - REDACTED J&A 70Z03821QJ0000161 SEE ATTACHMENT 2 - TERMS AND CONDITIONS 70Z03821QJ0000161 FOR APPLICABLE CLAUSES, INSTRUCTIONS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA. Closing date and time for receipt of offers is 5/7/2021 at 2:00PM Eastern Time. Anticipated award date is on or about 5/11/2021. E-mail quotations may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., attention Michelle Monds. Please indicate 70Z03821QJ0000161 in subject line. NOTICE FOR FILING AGENCY PROTESTS United States Coast Guard Ombudsman Program The Coast Guard Ombudsman Program for Agency Protests (OPAP). OPAP is intended to encourage interested parties to seek resolution of their concerns informally within the Coast Guard as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) forum, rather than filing a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or other external forum. It is designed to resolve contractor protests in a faster, less expensive manner than could be accomplished at an external forum. Concerns of interested parties can be resolved through independent, Government binding adjudication taking place outside the procuring activitys chain of command. Informal Forum with the Ombudsman. Interested parties who believe that a Coast Guard procurement is unfair or otherwise defective should first direct their concerns to the applicable Contracting Officer. This can be accomplished through informal discussion between the interested party and the Contracting Officer. During the course of such discussions Contracting Officers shall ensure that the Chief of the Contracting Office (COCO) remains informed of all issues and developments as they occur. If the Contracting Officer is unable to satisfy the concerns of the interested party, the interested party is encouraged to contact the Coast Guard Ombudsman for Agency Protest through the Ombudsman Hotline at (202) 372-3695. Under this informal process, the agency is not required to suspend contract award or performance. Use of an informal forum does not suspend any time requirements for filing an agency protest or protest with another forum. Interested parties should provide the following information to the Ombudsman in order to ensure a timely response: solicitation/contract number, contracting office, Contracting Officer, and solicitation closing date (if applicable). Formal Agency Protest with the Ombudsman. Prior to submitting a formal agency protest, contractors must first use their best efforts to resolve their concerns with the Contracting Officer through open and frank discussions. If the concerns cannot be resolved by the Contracting Officer, the Ombudsman may conduct an independent review through the informal forum. If the contractors concerns cannot be resolved informally, the contractor may file a Formal Agency Protest to either the Contracting Officer, or as an alternative, to the Ombudsman under the OPAP program. No contract award will be made pending resolution of the agency protest. Performance will be suspended during the protest period, if the protest is timely received in 10 days after contract award or within five days after a debriefing date offered to the protester following a timely debriefing request in accordance with the FAR 15.505 or 15.506. An award may be made or performance continued, however, if, justified by the HCA, in writing, for reasons of unusual and compelling urgency or determined by the HCA, in writing, to be in the best interest of the Government. The agencys goal is to resolve protests in less than 35 calendar days from the date of filing. To be timely protests must be filed within the period specified in FAR 33.103(e). Formal protests filed under the OPAP program may be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the Contracting Officer or by hand delivery to the Contracting Officer. Election of Forum. After an interested party protests a Coast Guard procurement to the Contracting Officer or the Ombudsman, and while the protest is pending, the protester agrees not to file a protest with the GAO or other external forum. If the protest is filed with an external forum, the agency protest will be dismissed. The Ombudsman Hotline telephone number is 202.372.3695.