C32A and C40BC CLS Industry Day Q - A.pdf


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C-32/C-40 Industry Day- 22 July 21

1. Can the Government explain how to price out the full vs. partial CLS workload?

a. Partial CLS services will be priced for the contract. Full services will be priced at

the time of need.

2. Slide 11 C40Cs at Scott calls out Line Mx / COMBS is with AFRC? Just to confirm -

there is no COMBS responsibility for C-40Cs at Scott under this contract?

a. No, COMBS is required at Scott AFB.

3. Referencing Slide 12, will the Government provide a list of mods-spares provisioning that

can be referenced?

a. No mods list will be provided but contractors will get GFP list and usage data.

4. Is the Government open to open or closed pools with regards to engines, LRUs, etc.?
a. Yes, the Government is open to open/closed pools as long as it meets FAA

requirements and has the correct documentation.

5. If we have to replace an engine, it doesnt have to be in a secure pool that is rotated between

the 737s and 757s, is that correct?

a. Correct.


6. Any DoD unique items that need to be managed commercially or all Government

a. The Government will provide a GFP list. Some of those items will be covered by
base supply, but there are items the contractor will need to support and manage.
Example: crypto equipment
7. Will the list be spelled out somewhere of all LRUs?

a. LRUs will be provided in the bidders library along with usage data.

8. Do we have a low utilization plan? Do we do D Checks?

a. Yes, low utilization plan and no D checks are required. Only A checks every 90

days and C checks every 3 years.

9. Is the FAA Air Worthiness certification with Boeing or Air Force?

a. Air Force, but we leverage off the FAA certification.

10. Will we be interfacing with IMDS, or do you expect us to bring our own information

a. The contractor will not be interfacing with IMDS but will be responsible for

maintaining FAA certification documentation requirements.

11. So the unit is responsible with inputting all the documentation from the C check that we


provide them?

a. Correct, the user is responsible for inputting information provided into IMDS.

12. Will the contractor have access to REMIS data to forecast for parts?

a. Yes, the contractor will need access to REMIS after award.

13. Will we interface with the unit for that data?

a. No, see question 12.

14. Are depot or other people required to have SECRET clearance?

a. Some clearances will be required. The DD254 will provide the required clearance


15. Does the contractor need to provide a safe place to store COMSEC EQUIPMENT?

a. Government will provide a safe and storage at the MOB facility, but if at a depot

site, contractor needs to have the capability to store.
16. Are metrics at fleet level or broken down by different aircraft?

a. The metrics are tracked by Model Design Series by location.

17. Question about parts that are provided by the gov. If the Government cannot provide that

part, is the contractor held accountable for that (referenced CPARS)

If its a part that Government provides, then no, the contractor would not be held

18. We understand the need to enter into a relationship with the OEMs for access to technical

data. Would you consider establishing a CLIN to facilitate a better price evaluation? If not,
how do you anticipate industry overcoming the OEM pricing advantage?

a. The Government has considered adding a CLIN specifically for the OEM fees,
but has determined not to go that direction at this time. The Government has no
obligation to equalize a potential competitive advantage enjoyed by an offeror
unless the advantage results from preferential treatment of an offeror or other
unfair action by the Government. Neither of those occurred in this situation. The
Government is looking for the best value for this acquisition. The Government
will be utilizing a performance-price trade off approach to this acquisition and the
award will not necessarily go to the lowest priced offeror. The Government is
looking for offerors to propose innovative strategies and find further efficiencies
as ways to overcome any pricing advantage the OEM may have as a result of
owning the technical data.

19. Is there a small business goal estimation?

a. The contractor shall provide their small business subcontracting plan IAW FAR

52.219-9 and DFAR 252.219-7003 or 252.219-7004.

20. Are there any significant scope changes from the current contract?

a. The projected retirement of AFRC C-40Cs in 2025 as well as the potential of

FMS workload. FMS workload will be priced at the time of need.

21. Are all spares owned by Delta and Boeing?

a. No, not all spares are owned by Delta and Boeing as the Government owns

limited parts. The Government will provide a GFP list.

22. Will we provide utilization data?

a. Yes, the information will be provided in the bidders library.

23. Will Government share draft of maintenance dates depot schedule?

a. Yes, the information will be provided in the bidders library.

24. Will the Government provide access via the web to technical library?

a. The Government is working to assess the nature of the bidders library.
25. Will the Government provide any information regarding the size of rotable pools?

a. All tooling and special equipment are contractor provided.

26. Is there a set number of FSRs required? Will the Government provide current data on FSRs

and locations?


a. No, the PWS states the FSR requirement and its up to the contractor to meet the

27. Will the Government consider an Industry Day for the sites involved in this contract to allow

all potential bidders the chance to survey the facilities?

a. The Government is looking into different options to include virtual tours.

28. Can the Government provide a copy of the Indemnification special clause?

a. Yes, it will be provided as part of the draft RFP.

29. Will the Government provide VIP paint specifications in advance of the draft RFP?

a. This information will be provided in the bidders library. The Government is

working to assess the nature of the bidders library.

30. What falls under base support from the contractor perspective? Will the contractor be

working with CE for each base?

a. Yes, the contractor would be working with each base on any issues. Base MOUs

will be provided in the draft RFP.

31. Can the Government provide a footprint drawing of the facility and the capabilities currently

available so we can develop an IT plan? For example, is a land line available?

a. Yes, information will be provided in the draft RFP.

32. Would the Government consider a Cost Reimbursement no fee CLIN for OEM fees to even

the playing field?

a. See answer to question 18.

33. Will we provide a list of the attendees?

a. Yes, a list of attendees and points of contact will be provided.

34. Can a company still respond to RFI?

a. Yes, all RFIs are part of market research.

35. Do offerors need to meet the Secret clearance security requirements by the proposal

submission date or by contract award?

a. Facility clearance requirement will be specifically defined in draft RFP but will be

required prior to award.

36. In addition to the DFARS cybersecurity requirements discussed during the Industry Day

briefing, are there other cybersecurity requirements?

a. Cybersecurity requirements will be detailed in the draft RFP.

37. Do you plan to award Full & Open AND Small Business?

a. No, this will not be a multiple award contract. Only one contract will be awarded.

38. Does it have to be DOD or Federal experience or will you consider relevant commercial


a. Yes, consideration will be given for commercial experience. The Government is
looking for similar size, scope and complexity, does not matter the entity. If there
are no CPARS, questionnaires will be used and past customers will be contacted.
The draft RFP will specify full past performance evaluation criteria.
39. Are your encouraging teaming agreements or CTAs, or is it at the discretion of the offerors?
Its completely up the offerors to meet the requirements of the PWS.

40. Are there issues on the engine side more specifically systemic issues? Are there any focuses

for engine lines?

a. Not at this time

41. Can you provide more detail on the use of variable flying hours and the tiered band

approach? Does the Government anticipate this will cost less money? Is your expectation
that the contractor will flex its manpower up and down? How much notice is provided prior
to the contractor before going into a new band to allow for the proper spare parts

a. As the requirements are performance based we are looking to the contractors to

propose their best solution to meet the requirement. You will have historical usage
data for the last 6 years.

42. Concerned about the rapid increase in flying hours where you dont have the manpower or
parts on the shelf to support it. Is there thought to adding a clause that requires a forecast?
a. No, as the requirements are performance based we are looking to the contractors
to propose their best solution to meet the requirement. You will have historical
usage data for the last 6 years.

43. Can you clarify your intentions for the mods listed on Industry Day slide 16? Are these to
be done as FAR Part 12 mods? The LAIRCM mod that was formerly on the IFS contract
was FAR Part 15?

a. All modifications done on this contract will be FAR Part 12 modifications.
44. Can you explain why technical factors on Industry Day slide 24 will be evaluated as

pass/fail and not assigned a confidence rating like past performance?

a. The Government does not intend to use tradeoffs for technical factors.
45. On Industry Day slide 26, what will the involvement in Foreign Military Sales include as