Advanced Secondary Propulsion Unit (ASPU) Systems
|Agency:||Department of the Navy|
|Level of Government:||Federal|
|Posted Date:||Oct 1, 2017|
|Due Date:||Oct 10, 2017|
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Added: Sep 29, 2017 5:16 pmTHIS NOTICE OF INTENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTES. A DETERMINATION NOT TO COMPETE THE PROPOSED PROCUREMENT BASED UPON RESPONSES TO THIS NOTICE IS SOLELY WITHIN THE DISCRETION OF THE GOVERNMENT.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF)contracting office (code 440), hereby provides notice of its intent to award a sole source, Firm Fixed Price single award contract (FFP) Contract to Curtis Wright EMD (CW-EMD, 1000 Wright Way, Cheswick, PA, 15024). The contract is expected to be awarded under Sole Source procedures. The Government intends to issue a solicitation on this action after October 20th, 2017. A Justification and Approval for Other Than Full and Open Competition has been prepared.
The Naval Sea Systems Command Field Procurement Office (FPO) Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF).
2. Description of Action Being Approved.
Award of a firm fixed price contract using commercial procedures to Curtis?Wright Electo?Mechanical Division (EMD) for services to refurbish the Advanced Secondary Propulsion Unit (ASPU) Systems in support of USS JIMMY CARTER, SSN 23. The action being submitted for approval is the request for approval to contract under the conditions of having only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Curtis? Wright Electro?Mechanical Division is the only firm capable of meeting the ASPU Technical requirements. (FAR 6.302?1(b)(1)(i) and FAR 6.302?1(b)(2))
This procurement is for services to refurbish, calibrate, and adjust two of the four ASPU systems. The requirements shall include all manufacturing/production, technical support, engineering, and troubleshooting services. The services shall include analyzing and determining root cause(s) of electrical and mechanical faults experienced by the ASPU systems, corrosion analysis, and identifying and making corrective actions needed to resolve the faults. Optional tasks will be built in to Performance Work Statement (PWS) and Solicitation and exercised dependent upon the results of the root cause analysis found during the testing of ASPU systems. Due to the sensitivity of the system, the resulting contract will also require EMD to provide and store replacement parts for the repair for ASPU systems in accordance with the refurbishment cycle. The repair schedule shall consist of the refurbishment and procurement of system replacement parts. (FAR 6.302?1(a))
4. Statutory Authority Permitting Other Than Full and Open Competition.
EMD specifically designed four APSU systems for the USS JIMMY CARTER, SSN 23. The ASPU design is complex n and they are an integral part of the NAVSEA approved system configuration for the boat. As the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), EMD designed, patented, and built the ASPU to meet the Navy's technical requirements. The components for the ASPU are proprietary. Other manufacturers cannot produce similar products or perform similar services because the OEM interface designs are patented and protected from all third parties by EMD. The services to be performed are utilizing proprietary drawings. No alternative products or systems exist that can fulfill the services required for the ASPU system.
6. Description of Efforts Made to Solicit Offers from as Many Offerors as Practicable.
(a) Sources Expressing Interest.
A Notice of Intent to Sole Source was posted to Government Point of Entry (FBO) on 29 August closing 13 September, 2017. No responses were received by PSNS&IMF from posting. No additional sources have been identified since the OEM/PSNS&IMF holds all proprietary rights to all technical data and knowledge of systems operations. (DFARS PGI 206.303? 2(b)(i)(A))
Synopsis and solicitation will be posted to the Government Point of Entry (FBO) for the current requirement. Solicitation contains information that requires additional controls to monitor access and distribution (e.g., technical data, specifications, maps, building designs, schedules, etc.), the information shall be made available through the enhanced controls of the GPE. (FAR 5.102(a)(4))
Market research consisted of reviewing historical contracts, interactions with industry participants, and input from government subject matter experts. Further market research is not practicable for the reasons discussed in paragraph 5 above. No additional market research has been conducted.
The Contracting Officer has determined that the anticipated cost to the Government for the supplies/services covered by this J&A will be fair and reasonable based on previous contracts. The Government will require certified cost or pricing data and will use historical prices, published price lists, quotes received in market research, and any other information to determine fair and reasonable pricing.
For the reasons set forth in paragraph 5 above, PSNS&IMF has no expectation that future attempts at competition will be successful. At the point of time when the Government will require new ASPU systems, the contracting office will work to assist the technical requiring office to conduct actions (evaluation factors or PWS for a modular design) that will push for a system which allows for open competition, if allowable.
Contracting Office Address :
1400 Farragut Ave
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Bremerton, Washington 98207-5005
Place of Performance :
Bremerton, Washington 98314
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