NASA KSC: Replace Control and Power Systems VAB 175 Ton Electric Overhead Bridge Crane

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Synopsis - Apr 03, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: NNK12RFIVABCRANE
Posted Date: Apr 03, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Apr 03, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Apr 17, 2012
Current Response Date: Apr 17, 2012
Classification Code: Z -- Maintenance, repair, and alteration of real property
NAICS Code: 333923

Contracting Office Address

NASA/John F. Kennedy Space Center, Procurement, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899


NASA/KSC is hereby soliciting information about potential sources for replacement of industrial overhead bridge crane control, drive, and miscellaneous systems on the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)175-ton crane located in the LC-39 Area of KSC, Florida 32899.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)KSC is seeking capability statements from all interested parties, including Small, Small Disadvantaged (SDB), 8(a), Woman-owned (WOSB), Veteran Owned (VOSB), Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SD-VOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) businesses, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)/Minority Institutions (MI) for the purposes of determining the appropriate level of competition and/or small business subcontracting goals for replacing control systems, motor drive systems, and other miscellaneous equipment on an existing 175-ton overhead travelling bridge crane with approximately 160' hook height, 89' span, and 670' crane runway, in KSC's Vehicle Assembly Building. Specifically, this 175 ton crane project consists of:

1. Providing detailed system engineering and shop drawings including, but not limited to: structural modifications, installation details for control and motor drive equipment, control system diagrams, ladder diagrams, wiring and interconnection drawings, product data, equipment schedules, sequence of operations, annotated software logic, control panel arrangement diagrams, reliability analysis, work plans, operations and maintenance information, training programs, record as-built documentation, engineering calculations, and other construction transmittals as required by the contract documents. These documents will be approved by the Government, prior to start of work.

2. Existing system demolition. Working around operational critical facility equipment with minimal impact.

3. Factory fabrication and testing of customized control and drive equipment.

4. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) suppression and testing and crane drive, control, and power systems to military (EMI) standards.

5. Field demolition and replacement of the following drive systems on an existing crane structure including drives, motors, control, instrumentation, power, grounding, and ancillary systems.

a. Twin main hoist drive assemblies.

b. Main hoist hook rotation drive.

c. Twin auxiliary hoist drive assemblies.

d. Bridge drive assemblies (4 motors).

e. Twin trolley drive assemblies.

6. Replacement of the crane instrumentation, control, and operator interface systems.

7. Field replacement of crane power, lighting, and grounding systems. Modification of the 480V power facility power feeder to the crane feed rail system.

8. Field modifications to the existing crane structure to replace the operator control cab and improve access and maintenance.

9. Environmental and safety work including working at heights, worker protection, asbestos/lead avoidance or abatement, waste segregation, and waste disposal.

10. Monitoring and control equipment installation including computer hardware, computer software, programmable logic controllers used in enhanced safety applications, electrical power and control wiring construction, control panel fabrication, engineering shop drawing preparation, control sequence development, custom software development, human-machine interface development, test procedure development, user training, and performance certification elements.

11. Electrical installation and routing of conduit, connectors, control cabinets, junction boxes, and wiring systems.

12. Development of training program and materials and the presentation of training material for control system operators and maintenance engineers at KSC.

13. Testing and commissioning, including factory testing prior to deployment with full control system input simulation, full field acceptance testing to include load testing .

The Government reserves the right to consider a Small, 8(a), Woman-owned (WOSB), Service Disabled Veteran (SD-VOSB), or HUBZone business set-aside based on responses hereto.

No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service. It is the potential offeror's responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.

Interested small business firms having the capabilities necessary to meet or exceed all aspects of the requirements described herein, are encouraged to submit to the contracting officer capability packages demonstrating their ability to perform the stated requirements. The capability packages shall be no more than nine (9) pages in length and printed in not smaller than 12 point type. The capability packages shall reference this Sources Sought Synopsis and be titled: Replace Control and Power Systems, VAB 175-Ton Bridge Crane, LC-39 Area at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The capability package shall address, as a minimum, the following: 1. Company name; DUNS number; address; and a primary point of contact (E-mail address and phone number). 2. Description of principal business activity; number of employees; company business size (large or small business in NAICS Code 333923); and specifically identify if you are a HUBZone small business, a service-disabled veteran owned small business, an economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business, or an 8(a) small business. 3. Financial Capacity: Aggregate bonding capacity and bonding capacity per project; current balance sheet and income statement; and the firm's average annual revenue for the past three (3) years. 4. Experience - Provide the number of years in business and a listing of projects relevant to NAICS code 333923 performed in the previous five (5) years. Relevant work for the purposes of this Notice can be defined as, but not limited to, the following: a. Experience in manufacturing or retrofitting crane control and drive systems on industrial cranes performing precise lifts involving explosive, radioactive or other hazardous materials including the system installation and associated shop design, shop fabrication and testing, and field installation and testing work performed in the last five years b. Experience working on existing cranes in and around other building systems at an active, secure facility in government, industrial, or manufacturing settings. c. Experience in developing, designing, fabricating, factory testing, installing, and, field testing complex crane system performance, safety, reliability, and human-machine interface systems as detailed in the SCOPE OF WORK described above. Capability packages must be submitted electronically, via e-mail, to Tyrone Frey, NASA Contract Specialist, at the following address: on or before 3/17/2012 NASA/KSC will review all responses that comply with the submission instructions using the following criteria: breadth, depth and relevancy of experience as it relates to the work described above. NASA does not plan to respond to individual responses and does not intend to post information or questions received to any website or public access location.

Please advise if the requirement is considered to be a commercial or commercial-type product. A commercial item is defined in FAR 2.101.

This synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. Respondents deemed fully qualified will be considered in any resultant solicitation for the requirement.

Failure to respond to this notice does not exclude any interested party from future consideration for proposals which may be announced or solicited by NASA.

Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Tyrone J Frey
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 321-867-9162
Fax: 321-867-2042

Name: Terrance W. Crowley
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 321-867-7696
Fax: 321-867-1141

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