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Spare Parts Repair: AN/VAS-5B Driver's Vision Enhancer

Maryland, United States
Government : Military
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This survey is published in compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10, (Market Research). The purpose of this survey is to locate potential sources to repair the listed spare parts for the AN/VAS-5B DVE. There is no solicitation at this time. This request for capability information does not constitute a request for proposals. Submission of any information in response to this market survey is purely voluntary. The Government assumes no financial responsibility for any costs incurred in responding or in any subsequent exchange of information.

Requirements Description:

The AN/ VAS-5A and AN/VAS-5B are an uncooled thermal imaging systems developed for the use of drivers operating a multitude of Combat Vehicles (CV) and Tactical Wheeled Vehicles (TWV). The system consists of a sensor, a pan and tilt assembly, and display screen. The Driver's Vision Enhancer (DVE) is a top priority system of the US Army Armor Center and other Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) that supports a wide variety of vehicles within Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT), Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) and other Active Army and Army National Guard Units.

The DVE-FOS identified Spare parts and components below with their corresponding National Stock Numbers (NSN) and/or Part Number:

The Repair Contract requirements will be as follows:


NSN                        Part Number       Description
5855-01-662-0300   1014303-201      17 µm Abrams RECEIVER, INFRARED (Sensor Module (SM))
5995-01-600-4075   1007812-101      Abrams CABLE ASSEMBLY, SPECIAL PURPOSE,
                                                        ELECTRICAL (DVE QUICK RELEASE CABLE )
5340-01-599-2983   1006570-101      Abrams BRACKET, MOUNTING ( DCM BRACKET ASSEMBLY)
5855-01-661-4314   1000614-201      17 µm CV RECEIVER, INFRARED (Sensor Module (SM))
5980-01-525-1688   6455160             Control-Display, Optoelectronic (Display Control Module (Dcm))
5855-01-661-4313   1000613-201      17 µm TWV Receiver, Infrared (Sensor Module (SM))

Notice, Response due Date, and Points of Contact:

This is NOT a Request for Quote or Proposal. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this Sources sought announcement (SSA) or reimburse any costs associated with the preparation of responses to this SSA. This SSA is for planning and market research purposes only, and shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government. The information gathered from this announcement will be used to determine if responsible sources exist, and to assist in determining if this effort can be competitive and/or set aside for Small Business. Furthermore, the Government will use the information, in part, to determine the best acquisition strategy for a potential repair services action and/or to assist in making acquisition strategy decisions in the future.

All SSA responses should be emailed to the Technical and Competition Advocate Points of Contact at the email addresses listed below. No phone inquiries will be accepted, either as a response to this action or for information requests. All requests for information must be submitted via email to the Technical Point of Contact and the Competition Advocate. The potential vendors will prove they have the capability to repair DVE parts that manufactured DRS. The responses must include documentation such as drawings, test results, or other technical information demonstrating that the suppliers can repair the above items. All proprietary and restricted information shall be clearly marked.

Please complete the following questions. If a question does not apply, please enter N/A or non-applicable.

1) Provide a brief summary of the company and its core competencies.

2) Please provide the following Point of Contact information on all responses:

• Company:
• Address:
• Point of Contact:
• Phone Number:
• Fax Numbers:
• Email Address:
• CAGE Code:
• DUNS Number:

3) Describe your Company's past performance in the repairing and/or servicing of the repair contract requirements in table 1. Provide Contract Number, Point of Contact (POC), e-mail address, phone number, and a brief description of your direct support of the effort.

4) Describe the qualifications of your engineering staff, who have experience in the repair of an application similar in complexity and technology to repair contract requirements in table 1.

5) Describe your company's experience in identifying the test equipment for components similar in complexity and technology to what is used in DVE-FOS, specifically repair contract requirements in table 1.

6) Describe your company's experience in managing obsolescence issues.

7) Does your company maintain a Program and Assessment Tool to monitor and analyze the availability of components to allow clear and precise tracking of all obsolescence issues? If so, please elaborate on the Program and Assessment tool(s).

8) Describe your company's experience in identifying the alternatives for the unavailability of obsolete materials or components to mitigate obsolescence issues.

9) Discuss your company's capability in meeting US Government contracting delivery requirements.

10) Do you have product/s or keep products in stock?


Vidal Candelaria, Phone 443-861-2965, Email - John Padre, Phone 443-861-2749, Email

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