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Compliant minispilt HVAC that meet the req of the Buy American Act - Construction 52.225-9

Kentucky, United States
Government : Military
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Compliant mini spilt air conditioning system that meets the requirements of the Buy American Act - Construction, FAR 52.225-9. A market survey is being conducted to determine if there are a reasonable number of interested businesses that can meet the technical requirements proposed below. If your firm is capable of meeting the requested requirements and you are interested in this project please respond appropriately, negative responses are also encouraged. The proposed project is for a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) fan coil and matching variable speed compressor with VRG outdoor condenser unit that comprise a mini-spit air conditioning system that meets the following requirements:


1. System shall meet FAR 52.225-9, Buy American Act - Construction
2. System must comply with FAR Part 23.203 and Federal Energy Management Plan Requirement for Energy Star products, in accordance with ASHRAE 90.1-IP
3. Variable-speed refrigerant compressor
4. Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology
5. 1600 CFM air flow
6. 48,000 BTU cooling capacity (revised to 60,000 BTU) designed for low-ambient temperature of 0°F.
7. Air-cooled condensing unit.
8. SEER 17.4 minimum efficiency
9. 208 VAC 1-phase power supply
10. Compact design.
11. Capable of being suspended in the ceiling space of the Mechanical Room and designed to provide ducted supply and return air to the Mechanical Room and the adjoining Electrical Room.
12. Capable of being independently monitored and controlled by a Siemens BMS DDC direct-digital HVAC control system.
13. Refrigerant to be R-410a.


Manufacturers and/or suppliers responding shall submit the technical specifications, as noted below, for ALL units/sizes that meet the minimum technical requirements defined above, as follows:
1. Size/Capacity: 1 ton, 1.5 ton, 2 ton, 3 ton, etc (12k, 18k, 24k, 36k BTU, etc).
2. EER Rating
3. Refrigerant Type
4. Maximum horizontal and vertical lengths of the refrigerant line set
5. Fixed or Variable Speed Compressor
6. Whether or not the unit has removable access to controls without interrupting airflow and allowing for service without the use of special tools.
7. Type of condensate pan (whether corroding or non-corroding and the type of slope)
8. Wall mounted, floor mounted, or ceiling mounted.
9. Whether the thermostat is internal or external.
10. Whether the fans and compressors are fixed or variable speed.
11. Whether the condenser circuits are or are not pre-piped with start up and head pressure controls.
12. Whether the unit has a side or top discharge.
13. A catalog cut of the units with technical specification demonstrating all compliant units shall be included.
14. Provide approximate cost and place of manufacture for each unit.
15. Documentation of product meeting FAR 52.225-9 Buy American Act - Construction
16. Documentation of product meeting FAR Part 23.203 and Federal Energy Management Plan Requirement for Energy Star products.

All interested contractors should respond to this survey by email or mail by 03 September 2019 by 0900 hrs Eastern Time. Responses should include: (1) Identification and verification of the company's business size (2) The requested submissions requirements, as noted above. Submissions that lack the information required in the submission requirements will not be considered.

Email responses to Emily Moore at If you have questions please contact Emily Moore at This is NOT a Request for Proposal and does not constitute any commitment by the Government. Responses to this sources sought notice will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. All interested sources must respond to future solicitation announcements separately from responses to this market survey.

Emily A. Moore, Contracting Officer, Email

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