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Pre-Award Qualification Notice for C-130 Aircraft Fuel Bladders

General Information

Document Type:SNOTE
Posted Date:Aug 25, 2020
Category: Aircraft and Airframe Structural Components
Set Aside:N/A

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This notice identifies a pre-award qualification opportunity established in accordance with FAR 9.2, as supplemented, in anticipation of a forthcoming competitive acquisition opportunity. The current forecast procurement requirements for the six (6) C-130 Fuel Bladders over the next five Government fiscal years (October � September) is: Noun:����������������������������������������� NSN:���������������������������������������� Part Number:���������� Est. total qty: LH Inboard bladder���������������1560-00-661-1561����������������695733-1������������������������120 RH Inboard bladder���������������1560-00-670-2062����������������695733-2������������������������60 LH Center bladder����������������� 1560-00-442-4750����������������695734-3������������������������200 RH Center bladder����������������� 1560-00-442-4755��������������� 695734-4�����������������������215 LH Outboard bladder����������� 1560-00-670-2060��������������� 695735-1�����������������������105 RH Outboard bladder����������� 1560-00-670-2059��������������� 695735-2�����������������������65 These fuel bladders are the inboard, center, and outboard fuel bladders which are used in the left-and right-hand auxiliary fuel tanks on the C-130 aircraft. They are critical application items. Rupture of a fuel bladder would cause fuel leakage which results in unscheduled maintenance and possibly an in-flight emergency. The design, manufacturing, acceptance testing, and qualification requirements for these bladders are specified on the applicable Lockheed specification control drawings: 695733 for inboard cavity fuel bladder, 695734 for center cavity fuel bladder, and 695735 for outboard cavity fuel bladder. �Each fuel cell bladder configuration must meet Lockheed�s specifications for width, length, depth, flexibility, durability, maintainability, reliability, etc. The drawings for the fuel bladders are maintained by Lockheed Martin. These parts require engineering source approval by the design control activity to assure the integrity of the part. �Potential sources are encouraged to demonstrate their ability to meet the standards specified in this announcement for qualification by the design control activity. The information provided in this notice is designed to advise potential sources of the documentation, requirements, and procedures to obtain pre-award qualification approval for the item identified in this notice.� The Government will not reimburse any potential offeror for their submission of a pre-award qualification package, and the submission does not guarantee either approval as a source or an opportunity for any future contract. �This notice does not constitute a solicitation and does not ensure that a competitive solicitation will follow.� Failure to submit a complete and timely pre-award qualification package could result in an interested offeror not being considered for future awards for the item identified in this notice. The Government Point of Contact for the technical requirements specified for qualification, including requests for access to the technical data package, is: ����������� William Stillman, Engineer- william.stillman@us.af.mil� ����������� Christine Tomlinson, Contracting Officer- christine.tomlinson@us.af.mil Responses must be received no later than close of business 09/14/2020. �Responses must be sent electronically via DODSAFE (https://safe.apps.mil/) to: ����������� Franklin Holland������� franklin.holland@dla.mil See attached Source Qualification Statement for additional information.

Original Point of Contact

POC Franklin Holland, Christine Tomlinson

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