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THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION.  The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is seeking additional sources for this film form adhesive in accordance with SAE AMS-A-25463 - Adhesive, Film Form, Metallic Structural Sandwich Construction for listing on Qualified Products List (QPL) SAE AMS-A-25463.  SAE AMS-A-25463 is available through SAE International at  ;
This adhesive is for bonding sandwich constructions of metal facings to metal core for use in structural airframe parts.  Included in this application is the bonding of the metal facings to metal components within the sandwich panels that must be cured under the same conditions as the sandwich panel.

These adhesives will be used for sandwich constructions other than metal to metal, provided the use of the adhesive is substantiated by the tests specified in SAE AMS-A-25463 using the combination of the materials in question. For example, this adhesive can be used for bonding metal core to plastic facings, plastic core to plastic facings, and plastic inserts and edge members to plastic or metal facings when the adhesive has successfully passed tests using the specific material.

THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION.  With respect to products requiring qualification, awards will be made only for products that are, at the time of award of contract, qualified for inclusion in QPL-SAE AMS-A-25463 whether or not such products have actually been so listed by that date.  Contractors should be aware of requirements specified in SAE AMS-A-25463.  Manufacturers should arrange to have the products that they propose to offer to the Federal Government tested for qualification in order that they may be eligible to be awarded contracts or orders for the products covered by SAE AMS-A-25463.  Guidance for manufacturers and their authorized distributors who wish to submit products for NAWCAD qualification is available from the Provisions Governing Qualification (SD-6).  The SD-6 is available through ASSIST, (enter SD-6 in the “Document ID” search box).  Additional information and questions pertaining to qualification of products to SAE AMS-A-25463 may be obtained from

Submission Instructions:  Interested parties are invited to submit a request for qualification application procedures in response to this Sources Sought Notice via email to

Rose Webster, QPL Team Lead, Phone 732-323-2740, Email

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