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M18 Metal Parts

General Information

Document Type:SRCSGT
Posted Date:Nov 07, 2017
Category: Ammunition and Explosives
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, ACC - RI (W52P1J), 3055 Rodman Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois, 61299-8000, United States


Headquarters, Army Contracting Command - Rock Island (ACC-RI) is seeking long term potential sources to fabricate and deliver sheet metal top and body parts used for the M18 Colored Hand Smoke Grenade (DODIC G940, NSN Body 1330-01-546-9476, NSN Top 1330-01-546-9481) production. This is a market survey for information purposes only and not a request for proposal or announcement of a solicitation. Product Description The M18 is a burning type hand grenade used to generate colored smoke. The grenade has a thin sheet metal cylindrical body, approximately 2.3 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches in height. The Top is formed with a threaded hole in the center as well as a lip prepared for can-seaming on to the body. These parts are both formed from electrolytic tin-coated steel sheet in accordance with ASTM A599. Requirements call for sustained production for the next 4 years, from approximately October 2020 through September 2024. Item: M18 Colored Hand Smoke Grenade sheet metal top and body parts. Estimated quantity per year: FY 20: 188,521 FY 21: 179,504 FY 22: 220,049 FY 23: 147,855 The production requirements for the M18 Grenade components is approximately 750,000 each of the tops and bodies at an approximate minimum rate of 15,000 per month. The M18 steel components include a body (or can) and its top (cover with an internal threaded hole) that are assembled with a double rolled seam. The potential contract may require the contractor to: a) Develop tooling, fixtures and production processes to produce the components, b) Develop gauges, fixtures and a plan to inspect the components, c) Produce a first article sample for Government evaluation and approval 120 Days After Contract Award (DACA) and initiate production delivery 210 DACA. d) Follow normal delivery schedule for subsequent option years, when and if exercised. e) Execute product improvement projects for the manufacture and design of the components. Interested contractors should submit their responses no later than November 30, 2017. A response to this survey should show adequate technical and manufacturing capability and the satisfactory past performance in the metal parts forming industry of the respondent. If a respondent does not have adequate resources (technical, manufacturing, personnel, etc.) available, the respondent must be able to demonstrate its ability to obtain those resources in a timely fashion. Respondents should provide the following information for evaluation to enable the Government to develop acquisition plans and to meet the aforementioned production requirements. 1. Submit a basic manufacturing plan that summarizes how each of the components will be produced. Subcontracted work (if any) or from another source should be identified along with the country of origin. 2. Identify the manufacturing equipment required to produce each component. List the equipment that would be in-house and sub-contracted. 3. Provide current or previous experience in manufacture to the Technical Data Package (TDP) List or representative items, including potential capacity, required start-up efforts and past performance history. 4. Provide estimated production capability rate for the top and body components. 5. Identify the equipment and systems used to paint and finish each metal component. 6. Present the expected lead times for the design, fabrication and qualification of the tooling and equipment required to produce and inspect these components, if applicable. Include any information on long-lead materials or schedule drivers as well as your expected time from contract award to first delivery. 7. Briefly summarize production and technical qualifications of permanent personnel including level of experience in producing these or similar metal components. 8. Provide a brief description of the quality management system to be used and identify any associated certification(s) (i.e. ISO 9001-2000). 9. Submit organization name, point of contact, and contact information. 10. Provide a Rough Order Magnitude (ROM) cost for these items, based on the quantities and rates listed above. Delivery shall be FOB Destination: Pine Bluff Arsenal, Pine Bluff, AR. The respondent should provide sufficient details to the Government so as to make a reasonable assessment on the capability. This information is for reference and planning only, and the Government will not pay for any information submitted or for cost associated with providing this information. If respondent is interested in the M8 Smoke Pot Metal Parts Kit Manufacturing, you will find it in a separate market research request and should respond separately. Proprietary responses will be protected in accordance with the markings. The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) code for this item is 332993 and the business size standard is 1,500. Please provide your business size based on the NAICS code provided. The drawings for this requirement are restricted. A new procedure for accessing restricted and unrestricted technical data through the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website is in effect. Contractors must have an FBO account prior to accessing any TDP(s). The ACC-RI will no longer make TDPs available to order via CD-ROMS. You may request the drawings, however, due to export restrictions, you must first be certified with US/Canada Joint Certification Program and obtain a certified DD Form 2345. To obtain certification, you may go to the website at https://www.logisticsinformationservice.dla.mil/PublicHome/jcp/default.aspx. Once certified, the data custodian listed on your companys certified DD Form 2345 must submit the request for TDP access in FBO using the link below, which will direct you to the FBO website. To request access to the drawings, click on the link provided below, log in to FBO, click on the "Mark Packages" sub-tab and then click on the "Request Explicit Access button. Completion of a "Use and Non-Disclosure Agreement" may be required prior to gaining access to the drawings. The data custodian must also be the one to complete the Non-Disclosure Agreement. Please allow 2-3 working days to process your request. You will receive a system generated email from FBO stating you have been granted permission for viewing or downloading the drawings provided. https://www.fbo.gov/fedteds/W52P1J18RMTL1 This is for MARKET RESEARCH ONLY. Participation in this effort is strictly voluntary with no cost or obligation to be incurred by the Government. The information you provide will only be utilized by ACC-RI in developing its acquisition approach. All proprietary and competition sensitive information should be clearly marked. Any information provided should be in writing and submitted by November 30, 2017 to Army Contracting Command - Rock Island (ACC-RI), ATTN: Cindy Witherspoon, 3055 Rodman Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61399-8000 or email address: cindy.s.witherspoon.civ@mail.mil.

Original Point of Contact

POC Cindy S. Witherspoon, Phone: 3097826760

Place of Performance

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