Synopsis detail

Synopsis Date:Nov 18, 2009
Contracting Office
N00164 NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER, INDIANA 300 Highway 361, Building 64 Crane, IN
NAICS Code:541712 Reseach and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
Classification Code:A - Research and Development
Solicitation Number:N0016410RGS53
Response Date:Jan 15, 2010
Archive Date:Apr 09, 2010
Contact Points:Ashley Chestnut 812-854-6866 Ashley Chestnut 812-854-6866
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This requirement is for basic/applied R&D to identify on board hydrogen storage materials, processes and power system designs to significantly improve and extend the operating performance currently exhibited by state of the art yard tractor utility vehicles. There will be two phases to the project. Phase I will consist of conducting an engineering design analysis to identify and compare potential hydrogen storage technologies, such as metal hydrides, adsorbents, chemical hydrides (non-reversible liquids, solids) and physical storage (high pressure, cryo-compressed systems) for use on a Yard Dog utility vehicle.
Phase II will consist of constructing and integrating the proposed hydrogen storage/power system into the proposed Yard Dog utility vehicle for a one year operational demonstration at DDWG Robin Air Force Base. Multiple awards are anticipated for phase I. Phase II will be an option that may or may not be exercised based on the evaluation criteria contained in section M of the RFP. Contractors must be registered with the Central Contractor Registration database and have a Defense Contract Audit Agency approved accounting system. The Government intends to award to the responsible contractor(s) who offer the best value to the Government as described in the evaluation criteria listed in section M of the RFP. The solicitation will be available on or about
15 JAN 2010 at the following address: It is the responsibility of interested vendors to monitor the Crane web site, FedBizOpps and/or NECO for amendments that may be issued to this solicitation. For changes made after the closing date, only those offerors that provide a proposal will be provided any changes/amendments and considered for future discussions and/or award. “No hard copies of the solicitation will be mailed.” Interested sources must download from the www site listed. Offer must be submitted in the format specified in the solicitation. Questions should be directed to Ms. Ashley Chestnut at telephone 812-854-6866 or email (preferred method). All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which shall be considered. Please reference the above solicitation number when responding to this notice.
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