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MEMORANDUM FOR ALL POTENTIAL OFFERORSFROM:National Science FoundationDivision of Contracts and Complex Agreements4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 475Arlington, VA 22230SUBJECT: Information provided in response to questions submitted by industry1. Item C22.214.171.124: Ref shoulder harnesses for rear occupants. Does this requirement also apply to B212?
The shoulder harness for all passengers applies to all aircraft considered for this contract. DOI required this of all helicopters as of Jan 1, 2006. There are STC'd kits for the 212.
2. Item C2.4.1: Ref helmets - Who provides replacement helmets? According to Memorandum for all potential offerors, Amendment 2 Paragraph C2.4.1 “Helmets”; there are 45 serviceable flight helmetscurrently at McMurdo Station at the present time. Our flight crews have their own flight helmets, are wethen required to supply any additional helmets for passengers?
The helmets will be GFE for the first year,but will revert to CFE after that. The contractor will have the responsibility to monitor the condition and replace all converted CFE. The Contractor is responsible for providing helmets for all crew and passengers.
3. Attachment 12 “Lifting Equipment” shows the inventory as being Government Furnished Property(GFP). In paragraph C1.1.6 “Cargo Preparation” it states “The Contractor shall also provide all cargonets, rigging, and other components necessary to transport cargo by long line”. According to ParagraphF6.1.1 the GFP lifting equipment listed on Attachment 12 will be turned over to the Contractor at the endof the first operating season. Does the Government supply the Attachment 12 list of equipment or is thelifting equipment listed on Attachment 12 supplied by the Contractor?
All items called out in Attachment 12 are currently GFE and situated on-site at McMurdo. The Contractor will take possession of theseitems after contract award. The replacement and refurbishment responsibility will rest entirely with theContractor.
4. Reference the deployment of our aircraft, stores and equipment. We would prefer to ship our aircraft by air from Point Mugu, California. We would like to ship our stores and equipment in a surface vessel“40 foot Shipping Container” form Port Hueneme, California. Would this arrangement be acceptable tothe Government?
Please see added Section F8.
The deadline for questions regarding this solicitation is now 3 P.M. Eastern Time on 7 February2006.
Direct all requests for solicitations and routine communications concerning this acquisition, or anyother questions concerning this RFP, to Jillian Pate, Contracting Officer, 703-292-8252 or email@example.com.
The fax number is 703-292-9140.Jillian PateContracting Officer