C/KC-135 VOR/ILS Installations

Agency: Department of the Air Force
State: Oklahoma
Level of Government: Federal
  • N - Installation of Equipment
Opps ID: NBD00159109542272294
Posted Date: Oct 3, 2017
Due Date: Nov 3, 2017
Solicitation No: CKC135_VORILS_Installations
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Added: Oct 03, 2017 4:40 pm


Installation of VOR/ILS on C/KC-135


The AFLCMC/WKK, Legacy Tanker Contracting Office, Tinker AFB, OK, is conducting market research to determine the estimated cost, schedule, and performance parameters required to install a very high frequency (VHF) omni-directional ranging Instrument Landing System (ILS), also known as VOR/ILS on 13 C/KC-135.


  1. This request defines the work to be performed by the Contractor for the Government to validate, verify, and install the VHF Omnidirectional-Ranging /Instrument Landing System (VOR/ILS) antenna kit. The work performed by the Contractor shall consist of managing, and installing up to 13ea VOR/ILS antenna kits on the KC135. THE VOR/ILS kits are already in the possession of the government and will be provided.

  1. TCTO: 1C-135-1799 exists to reference removal and replacement of the VOR/ILS antenna on select C/KC-135. (Also, the following T.O paragraphs cover removal and installation of the vertical. T.O. 1C-135-2-2-2 Vertical Fin Fold and Removal: Para 16.24 and Vertical Fin Installation and Erection: 16.25). This work is required to support the installation of up to 13ea VOR/ILS antenna kits on the C/KC-135 aircraft. This effort is urgent to complete the modification on the remaining aircrafts to meet warfighter capabilities. Any further delay would result in serious schedule & financial consequences to the government.

  1. The VOR/ILS provides visual indication of the position error of the aircraft from a selected VOR station radial or from an instrument landing system. As such, structural and aerodynamic analysis, ground/flight tests, and a trial installation might be required to evaluate the operational safety, suitability, and effectiveness of the new antenna system on the C/KC-135 aircraft. We currently need up to 13, VOR/ILS antenna kits installed to complete the final installation of the VOR/ILS modification.

  1. The solution to this problem is to modify the C/KC-135 with a supportable VOR/ILS antenna kit to allow completion of the VOR/ILS modification with the new capability and ensure sustained operation of the C/KC-135 VOR/ILS function.

  1. Aircraft will be made available as possible. Contractor shall select a location for the modification to be performed. The government will deliver the kits to the appropriate location of the installation to have the installation performed. Contractor shall furnish all material, support equipment, tools, test equipment, and services. The contractor is responsible for providing, maintaining, and calibrating all support equipment required at their facility or a subcontractors facility.

  1. All checks, certifications, and airworthiness for the aircraft must be performed for the C/KC135 to be operational


Responses shall address:

  1. Estimated cost to build the structural portion and procuring the parts

  2. Kit delivery schedule/production quantities per week/biweekly/month

  3. Description of parts if different from those desired by the government

Interested firms should also include the following in their response:

-Company Name and Address

-CAGE Code (if available)

-Point of Contact

-Size of Business (i.e. Large/small business, Small Disadvantaged Business,

8(a) concern, Minority-owned business)

-U.S. or Foreign Owned Entity

Submit response (along with any supporting documentation) directly to:

Attn: Mr. William Loftis, Jr. or Evan Frey

Or, respondents may wish to respond to william.loftis@us.af.mil or evan.frey@us.af.mil .


Responses must be received no later than 3 November 2017.


This RFI is not an offer. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked "Proprietary" will be handled accordingly. Responses to the RFI will not be returned. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associates with responding to this RFI.

Questions should be directed to PCO/Contract Specialist via email or call 405-739-7489 directly.

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Posted Date:
October 3, 2017
Description: RFI for C/KC-135 VOR/ILS Installations
Contracting Office Address :
3001 Staff Drive, Ste 1AG76A
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma 73145-3015
United States
Place of Performance :
3001 Staff Dr. STE 2AI 85A
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma 73145
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
William L. Loftis,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 4057367489
Secondary Point of Contact :
Evan Frey,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 4057349645


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