Maintenance Support Services (MSS)
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This is a SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE for Market Research purposes ONLY that was previously posted on7 June 2018 under solicitation number W58RGZ-18-R-0229. This information will be used to determine the availability of vendors capable of meeting the Government's minimum requirements and the availability of small and large businesses capable of providing this support. The Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) is conducting a market survey to determine the availability of contractors capable of providing a Maintenance Support Services (MSS) contract for a 1-year base period with 4 one-year option periods. The primary objective of this contract is to address contractor responsibilities to provide MSS to a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customer in maximizing aircraft operational capability and achieving training objectives to support the FMS mission. The customer's fleet contains AH-64 Apaches, UH-60 Blackhawks, 406 Combat Scouts, and Schweizer 333s. This will involve providing personnel, material support activity, commercial depot R&R Program, and other sub-contracts. The personnel must be technically qualified to augment, assist, train, and advise the customer in the areas of logistics, operations, and training in order that aircraft operational capability can be sustained. In addition, the contractor personnel may be utilized to teach, as necessary, at the Aviation School and Center, which provides the formal classroom training required by the FMS customer. When classes are not scheduled, instructors may be directed to assist the maintenance effort by working as repairmen in the Aviation Intermediate Maintenance (AVIM) / Aviation Unit Maintenance (AVUM) facility or as directed. The contractor shall ensure personnel are technically qualified to support AVUM and AVIM level maintenance. Contractor personnel shall be knowledgeable of the US Army aviation Maintenance System and familiar with technical manuals for the various aircraft in the customer's fleet. It is anticipated that any resulting solicitation will be for a Firm Fixed Price with Cost Reimbursable features, requirements type contract with a NAICS code of 488190. Vendors interested in responding to this sources sought shall provide a technical capabilities statement that describes the firm's expertise in performing the requirements of this sources sought request. The technical capabilities statement shall include a cover page containing the company's name, address, CAGE code, Dun & Bradstreet number, years in business, affiliate information, parent company, joint venture partners, NAICS, business size/socio-economic status, government business point-of-contact name, phone number, and e-mail address. Additionally, the interested party shall provide a list of all current Maintenance Support Services contracts, if applicable. The technical capabilities statement provided in response to this Sources Sought Notice is NOT to be considered a response to Request for Proposal (RFP) in that no RFP exists at this time. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responses will not restrict the Government to a particular acquisition approach or be construed as a commitment by the Government. The Government will not pay for the information requested herein. Evaluation results will not be provided to contractors responding to this synopsis. No phone calls will be accepted.