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AASHTO MASH Testing for Safety Hardware Devices Used on Off-NHS Roadways

District Of Columbia, United States
Government : Federal
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Request for Information / Sources Sought - HIN190031PR
Title: AASHTO MASH Testing for Safety Hardware Devices Used on Off-NHS Roadways

NAICS 541380 -- Testing Laboratories $15M
00CORP The Professional Services Schedule (PSS)
SIN 871 4 Test and Evaluation Services

Primary Point of Contact.:
Matthew M. Carr, Contracting Officer
Phone: 202-366-8404

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION / SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE. This notice is issued solely for information and planning purposes. It does not constitute a Request for Proposal/ Bid/Quote or a promise to issue a solicitation. This notice does not commit the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to contract for any supply or service. FHWA is not seeking proposals at this time. Responders are advised that FHWA will not pay any cost incurred in response to this notice. All costs associated with responding to this notice will be solely at the interested party's expense. Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any future solicitation. The information provided in this notice is subject to change and is not binding on the FHWA. All submissions become the property of the FHWA and will not be returned.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is conducting market research to determine if there are interested, capable, and qualified offerors, in the marketplace with the knowledge, skills, qualifications, and capability to perform the work described below. 

FHWA is contemplating making an award to a qualified Contractor to provide the capabilities, experience, and resources required to perform crash testing on safety hardware devices for the FHWA project titled, "AASHTO MASH Testing for Safety Hardware Devices Used on Off-NHS Roadways." The Contractor will be responsible for coordinating with an approved testing facility to at least fabricate the test safety hardware devices, procure test vehicle(s), conduct physical crash testing, and return the crash site to an acceptable condition to the testing facility. The crash testing will be conducted following criteria from the AASHTO 2016 Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH). Upon completion of successful crash testing of each safety hardware device, the Offeror will analyze results, and submit the findings to FHWA. The FHWA is seeking to identify entities with the breadth and depth of expertise and resources capable of performing in all areas of the attached draft Statement of Work.

SUBMISSION DETAILS (CAPABILITY STATEMENTS): Interested businesses shall only submit responses electronically to the Contracting Officer, Matthew M. Carr, in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) at no later than 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, June 28, 2019, with the following text in the subject line: Sources Sought Notice: FHWA_ HIN190031PR.

All submittals received in response to this sources sought, marked or designated as corporate or proprietary, will be fully protected from release outside the Government. Information and materials submitted in response to this request WILL NOT be returned. Classified material SHALL NOT be submitted nor will marketing materials, slide presentations, or technical papers. 

Interested businesses should submit a brief capabilities statement package (no more than ten, one-sided, 8.5x11inch pages in length with a font no smaller than 12 point) demonstrating the ability to perform the services listed in this notice. Vendor responses shall address the following: 

1.    Vendor Name, Company Address, and Point(s) of Contact including name, telephone number(s), fax number(s), and email address(es). 

2.    Respondents to this notice also must indicate whether they are a large business or qualify as a Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) certified under the SBA 8 (a) Program, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), HUBZone Small Business (HUBZone), or Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Concern, under NAICS code 541380.

3.    Vendor profile to include number of employees, annual revenue history (average over the last three completed fiscal years), office location(s), DUNS number, and a statement regarding whether or not you have a current registration in 

4.    The knowledge, skills, qualifications, and capability to perform the requirements in the attached draft Statement of Work. 

5.    Identify the individual(s) that would be proposed on a resulting solicitation that are knowledgeable and experienced in MASH testing, and describe their qualifications. 

6.    Identify the laboratory that is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories) accredited where the testing would be conducted.

7.    With a total project budget not to exceed $750,000, estimate the project price to perform all of the MASH tests listed in the draft statement of work.

8.    Describe your experience with and access to is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited crash test facilities and equipment to perform full-scale crash tests using MASH criteria.

9.    Describe your experience and background in constructing the systems for full-scale crash tests.

10.    List prior/current references performing efforts of similar size and scope within the last three years, including contract number, customer (federal and non-federal), indication of whether as a prime or subcontractor, contract amount, current point of contact with current telephone number for each reference, and a brief description of how the referenced requirement relates to the services herein. 

All responses must be sufficient to permit FHWA analysis to determine bona fide capability to meet requirements.

Matthew M. Carr, Contract Specialist, Phone 2023668404, Email

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