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Sources Sought for one (1) Robotic Arm

General Information

Document Type:SRCSGT
Posted Date:Oct 31, 2018
Category: Instruments and Laboratory Equipment
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, ACC - APG (W911QX) Adelphi, 2800 Powder Mill Road, Building 601, Adelphi, Maryland, 20783-1197, United States


(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 : 31 October 2018 (3) Classification Code : 66 (4) NAICS Code: 333249 (5) NAICS Size Standard: 500 Employees (6) Contracting Office Address: 2800 Powder Mill Road Bldg. 601 Adelphi, Maryland 20783 (7) Subject: Sources Sought for one (1) Robotic Arm (8) Proposed Solicitation Number: W911QX-19-Q-0021 (9) Sources Sought Closing Response Date: 11/07/2018 (10) Contact Point: Walker Hare, Contract Specialist, walker.t.hare.civ@mail.mil (11) 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. Salient Characteristics C.1 The Government requires the procurement of one (1) robotic arm that shall contain the following salient characteristics: • Electrically powered, rather than hydraulic. • Six (6) degrees of freedom or greater. • High-speed, which is defined as 250 degrees per second or greater on any axis. • 10 kilograms (kg) - 30 kg payload capability. • Positioning repeatability not to exceed +/- 0.1 millimeter (mm). • Minimum reach of 1000 mm. • Ability to be controlled via arbitrary commands issued through a custom application written in a high-level language such as C,C++. • Ability to accept a wide range of COTS, custom and in-house designed end-of-arm tooling, to include grippers. • Models designed to collaboratively work with humans, without the need for traditional safety barriers, are not generally required. However, ARL may entertain this capability provided that this functionality can be easily enabled/disabled by the user. • Minimum one (1) year warranty. C.2 The Government only requires robotic arm systems meeting the above Salient Characteristics that include vendor-supported repair parts through calendar year 2021, at a minimum. C.3 Security Requirements: • Access to the Department of Defense (DoD) network infrastructure is strictly controlled and therefore, software needed to run the system shall not rely on access to the internet. • The facility is located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland and is an access-controlled, United States Army installation. C.4 Requested Information For robotic arm systems meeting the above salient characteristics, ARL requests supplementary information to include the following: • Electrical power requirements. • Mounting requirements and restrictions to include installation (floor, ceiling, etc.) and minimum reaction mass for non-permanent installations. • Recommended controllers or external electronics necessary for the equipment to operate. • Recommended user-interface hardware, such as teach pendants. • Calibration requirements. • Environmental restrictions (International Protection (IP) marking). • Recommended and/or required vendor supplied software required for the robotic system to operate to include licensing terms. The Contractor shall indicate if recommended/required software requires periodic paid licensing agreements. The Contractor shall indicate all software operating requirements to include recommended hardware and operating system. • Availability and lead times. • Periodic servicing and maintenance requirements. • If vendor-supported, installation, and training is available 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 standard that accompanies NAICS code 333999. 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. (IV) Requested Information in C.4 of the aforementioned Salient Characteristics (12) Responses to this sources sought are due no later than 11:59 Eastern Standard Time on 07 November 2018. Submissions should be emailed to Walker Hare at walker.t.hare.civ@mail.mil. Mailed submissions can be sent to the address in block 7, ATTN: Walker Hare. Questions concerning this sources sought may be directed to Walker Hare at walker.t.hare.civ@mail.mil or (301) 394-1088. Please be advised that.zip and.exe files cannot be accepted. (13) Place of Contract Performance: Contractors facility (14) Estimated Delivery Timeframe or Period of Performance: Thirty (30) Days After Receipt of Order (ARO)

Original Point of Contact

POC Ariel M. Amey, Phone: 3013941081

Place of Performance

United States
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