FMVSS No. 213, Child Restraint Systems, Component Testing

Agency: Department of Transportation
State: District of Columbia
Level of Government: Federal
  • A - Research and development
Opps ID: NBD00159629823960712
Posted Date: Oct 1, 2017
Due Date:
Solicitation No: DTNH2217R00036
Source: Members Only
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Contract Award Date :
September 26, 2017
Contract Award Number :
Contract Award Dollar Amount :
Contractor Awarded Name :
SGS North America, Inc.
Contractor Awarded DUNS :
Contractor Awarded Address :
201 RTE 17 N
Rutherford, New Jersey 07070
United States
Synopsis :
Added: Feb 21, 2017 6:39 pm



Synopsis for Solicitation DTNH2217R00036

FMVSS No. 213, Child Restraint Systems, Component Testing


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). NHTSA's mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce traffic-related economic costs due to road traffic crashes. The agency develops, promotes and implements effective educational, engineering and enforcement programs with the goal of ending preventable tragedies and reducing economic costs associated with vehicle use and highway travel.

On January 1, 1981, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." FMVSS No. 213 specifies various performance tests which include material tests and dynamic impact tests. This proposed contract deals specifically with the material test requirements which are conducted on child restraint system components.

FMVSS No. 213 sets forth the performance requirements for many types of child restraint systems. It includes the testing provisions which are necessary to determine whether a restraint system meets those performance requirements. The test provisions include materials tests which are intended to verify that the webbing, hardware and other components of a child restraint system comply with the requirements for those components. The applicable test procedure is based on the requirements in FMVSS No. 213.
The purpose of this proposed contract is to procure test and inspection services to determine whether child restraint systems designed for use in motor vehicles comply with the requirements of FMVSS No.213.


This synopsis, in accordance with FAR 5.203(a), issues a 15-day public notification prior to the issuance of a solicitation DTNH2217R00037. NHTSA intends to issue a solicitation for a Full and Open Competition for Component Compliance Testing Services of the Child Restraint Systems in accordance with FMVSS No. 213

Contract Type and Period of Performance

NHTSA intends to award one Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract whereby Firm Fixed Price Delivery Orders will be issued, in accordance with FAR16.504 and 16.505.

The applicable NAICS code and size standard for this acquisition are as follows:

541380 (Testing Laboratories) and not greater than $15.0M

The anticipated period of performance is one (1) two-year base period and one (1) three-year option period to be exercised at the discretion of the government. The maximum total period of performance will be for five (5) consecutive years if all options are exercised.

Scope of Work

NOTE: Contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database located at in order to receive an award in response to the solicitation.

THIS SYNOPSIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. This notice is published for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government.

The solicitation will be released electronically via this Government Point of Entry (GPE) otherwise known as Federal Business Opportunities or . As such, no written, telephonic or other type of request for an advance copy of the solicitation will be entertained at this time. Potential offerors/vendors are encouraged to register on to receive any further information in reference to the subject action inclusive of any announcements, and/or amendments to the solicitation after its release.

The anticipated award date is September 30, 2017. The solicitation will be issued on or about May 1, 2017.

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Posted Date:
February 21, 2017
Description: Synopsis
Solicitation 1
Posted Date:
June 16, 2017
Description: Request for Proposal
Description: J.2 Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
Contracting Office Address :
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20590
Primary Point of Contact. :
Keisha Dawkins
Phone: 2023660498
Secondary Point of Contact :
Janella Davis,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 2023661624


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