24 Drone Motors, 12 Carbon Fiber Props/Propellers, Three (3) Flight Controller Sets

Agency: Department of the Army
State: Maryland
Level of Government: Federal
  • 61 - Electric Wire, and Power and Distribution Equipment
Opps ID: NBD00159912369495950
Posted Date: Oct 5, 2017
Due Date: Oct 12, 2017
Solicitation No: W911QX-18-T-0013
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Oct 05, 2017 2:40 pm
(1) Action Code : SOURCES SOUGHT

This is a Sources Sought Notice only. This is not a request for proposal, but a survey to locate potential sources. This Sources Sought does not constitute an Invitation for Bids, Request for Proposals, or a Request for Quotations, and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue an order or otherwise pay for the information solicited, nor is it a guarantee of a forthcoming solicitation or contract. It is for market research purposes only. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation.

The purpose of this Sources Sought Notice is to gain knowledge of interest, capabilities, and qualifications of various members of industry, to include the Small Business Community: Small Business, Section 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUB-Zone), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Women- Owned Small Business (WOSB), and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). The Government must ensure there is adequate competition among the potential pool of responsible contractors. Small business, Section 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB, & EDWOSB businesses are highly encouraged to participate.

(2) Date : 10/03/2017

(3) Classification Code : 61

(4) NAICS Code : 423920

(5) NAICS Size Standard: 150 Employees

(6) Contracting Office Address: 2800 Powder Mill Road
Bldg. 601
Adelphi, Maryland 20783

(7) Subject: Sources Sought for 24 Drone Motors, 12 Carbon Fiber Props/Propellers, three (3) Flight Controller Sets

(8) Proposed Solicitation Number: W911QX-18-T-0013

(9) Sources Sought Closing Response Date: 10/12/2017

(10) Contact Point: Contract Specialist, Joseph Dellinger,
joseph.m.dellinger2.civ@mail.mil, (301) 394-

Last updated 2/13/2017


A. Objective:

To find sources that are qualified to meet the supplies/services as listed in section 11B. Note that the specific requirements in section C are subject to change prior to the release of any solicitation.

B. The contractor shall provide Motors and Props that shall meet the following characteristics:

Drone Motors:
- Quantity: 24
- Specifications: Interchangeable with existing motors that meet the following -

- Speed 490 rpm/V or higher
- Shaft Diameter 4mm Shaft Diameter fixed
- Motor Dimension (Dia.*Len) F60.739.5mm or smaller
- Weight 258g or less
- Max Continuous current 44A or higher
- Max Continuous Power 1300W or higher

Carbon Fiber Props/Propellers
- Quantity: 12
- Specifications:
- Must be compatible with the above motors
- Materials shall be Carbon Fiber
- 16 inch diameter fixed
- 5.4 deg pitch fixed
- Must include one (1) normal rotating and one (1) counter rotating prop in each package

Flight Controller Set
- Quantity: Three (3)
- Specifications:
- Must be compatible with the above motors
- M8N GPS required
- FPV Radio Telemetry Set required
- 915Mhz band required
- UART interface required
- MAVLink protocol framing required
- 14 PWM / Servo outputs required
- Advanced 32 bit ARM Cortex M4 Processor required

C. Responses:

All interested parties should notify this office in writing, mail, fax, or e-mail within the posted date. Responses shall include:

(I) To what extent each of the specifications can be met.

(II) Include your type of business (i.e. commercial, academia), whether your organization is classified as a large or small business based on the NAICS employee size 150 standard that accompanies NAICS code 423920. If a small business, you must also list any small disadvantaged status you hold [HUBZone, 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), etc.].

(III) Past experience/ performance through the description of completed projects.

(12) Responses to this sources sought are due no later than 11:59 am eastern standard time October 12, 2017. Submissions should be emailed to Joseph Dellinger, joseph.m.dellinger2.civ@mail.mil

Questions concerning this sources sought may be directed to Joseph Dellinger, joseph.m.dellinger2.civ@mail.mil Please be advised that .zip and .exe files cannot be accepted.

(13) Place of Contract Performance: 321 328 Hopkins Road, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5068.

(14) Estimated Delivery Timeframe or Period of Performance: November 30, 2017.

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Posted Date:
October 5, 2017
Contracting Office Address :
ADELPHI , Maryland 20783-1197
United States
Place of Performance :
328 Hopkins Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland 21005
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Joseph M. Dellinger,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 3013940769


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