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Manufacturing- Recoil Exerciser

New Jersey, United States
Government : Military
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The U.S. Army Contracting Command - New Jersey, (ACC-NJ) on behalf of Program Manager- Towed Artillery Systems, at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, is conducting market research to determine the capability of businesses to manufacture, assemble, package, and deliver Recoil Exercisers in accordance with (IAW) the Government owned technical data package (TDP) that will be provided if an official solicitation is released. The potential contractor would ensure that the associated material, parts, and subassemblies meet the pertinent drawings and specifications referenced within the TDP. The Recoil Exerciser (REx) is a Special Tool for the M777A2 155mm Lightweight Towed Howitzer. The REx will provide the ability for users to meet the maintenance requirement for exercising the recoil every 6 months and/or used to verify functionality after major maintenance activities.

Potential effort will include, Procuring off the Shelf Parts, Use of Machine Shop Equipment Computer Numerical Control (CNC) 5-Axis Machine and Lathe. Welding would also be part of the effort. Respondents should have an ISO 9001:2015 compliant Quality System.

The applicable NAICS code for this requirement is 332710 with a Small Business Size Standard of 500. The Product Service Code is 3690: Specialized Ammunition and Ordnance; Machinery and Related Equipment.

The Government anticipates that if a solicitation were to follow, a small business set-aside would be utilized. Vendors that belong to socioeconomic subcategories (SDVOSB, HUBZone, WOSB, Small Disadvantaged, 8a) are encouraged to submit responses.


Each potential source is requested to provide capability statements of their respective firms. Information with regard to manufacturing capabilities and a list of current manufacturing equipment would be required.
If the firm has a history with Government contracts, please provide the contract number(s), dollar value(s) and brief description of work previously or currently being performed, which specifically demonstrates the contractor's ability to successfully satisfy the requirements of the potential effort. Firms shall also provide point of contact information, where available, for the efforts cited above.
In addition, please provide the firm's name and address, point of contact with telephone number and email address, CAGE Code and DUNS number, and socioeconomic status.

The official response must be submitted at no cost to: Tara Elms Henderson, ACC-NJ-JA. Only electronic submittals will be accepted and should be sent to Email: Phone inquiries will not be addressed; all requests should be submitted in writing via email. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the survey.

This is a market survey for information only, and shall not be construed as a request for a proposal or as an obligation on the part of the US Government.
"This sources sought is for informational purposes only. This is not a "Request for Proposal (RFP)" to be submitted. It does not constitute a solicitation and shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government. Responses in any form are not offers and the government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. No funds are available to pay for preparation of responses to this announcement. Any information submitted by respondents to this technical description is strictly voluntary. Responses will not be returned to the responder. Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any Future Request for Quote (RFQ) or Invitation for Bid (IFB) or RFP, if any issued. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the government-wide point of entry (GPE). It is the responsibility of potential offerors to monitor the GPE for additional information pertaining to this requirement."

Tara Elms Henderson, Contracting Officer, Phone 9737244672, Email - Nicholas Glazewski, Contract Specialist, Email

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