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Standards Enforcement Program for FMVSS No. 139 and 119, Tires

District Of Columbia, United States
Government : Homeland Security
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Action Code:  Sources Sought


Classification Code:  H923, Other Quality Control Services/Ground Effect Vehicles, Motor Vehicles, Trailers, and Cycles


Solicitation: 693JJ920RQ000025


Agency/Office:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


Location: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration HQ


NAICS Code:  541380, Testing Laboratories, $16.5 M.


Point of Contract:  Vincent Lynch, Contracting Officer, ph(202) 366-9568


Title: Standards Enforcement Program for FMVSS No. 139 and 119, Tires




The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is issuing this Sources Sought Notice to identify potential qualified Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), 8(a) Certified SDB, HUBZone SB, SDVOSB, or WOSB concerns that may be interested in and capable of performing the work described herein to perform Standards Enforcement Program testing for FMVSS No. 139 and 119, Tires. 


NHTSA welcomes all qualified Small Business concerns, with the appropriate NAICS Code and past experience to submit their Corporate Capability Statements that demonstrate their ability to successfully accomplish the goals of the project as listed below.  NHTSA does not intend to award a contract on the basis of responses to this notice or otherwise pay for the preparation of any information submitted.  Acknowledgement of receipt of responses will not be made; no formal evaluation of the information received will be conducted by NHTSA.  NHTSA may; however later on issue a Request for Proposals (RFP).  However, should such a requirement fail to materialize, no basis for claims against NHTSA shall arise as a result of a response to this notice.




The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  NHTSA’s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce traffic-related health care and other economic costs.  The agency develops, promotes and implements effective educational, engineering and enforcement programs with the goal of ending preventable tragedies and reducing economic costs associated with vehicle use and highway travel.




The overall objective of NHTSA’s ADAS Research program is to perform work associated with the acquisition, inspection, compliance testing, and test reporting of tires in accordance with the applicable requirements of FMVSS No. 109 New pneumatic and certain specialty tires, FMVSS No. 119 New pneumatic tires for motor vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and motorcycles, and FMVSS No. 139New pneumatic radial tires for light vehicles.


At the time of award the contractor must have all necessary personnel, facilities and equipment. Results of work conducted under this contract will facilitate the reduction of motor vehicle crash-related injuries and fatalities. (see draft SOW)


Format of Corporate Capabilities Statement:


Any interested qualified Small Business firms, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), 8(a) Certified SDB, HUBZone SB, SDVOSB, or WOSB concerns should submit their Corporate Capability Statement, which demonstrates the firm’s ability and past experience in no more than 10 pages to perform the key requirements described above to the identified NHTSA point of contact listed herein.  


Any proprietary information should be marked as such. All respondents are asked to certify the type and size of their business organization is in-line with the requirements of this Sources Sought Notice, and must be received no later than 9 calendar days from the date of publication of this notice.

Vincent Lynch, Contracting Officer, Phone 202-366-9568, Email

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