Air Ambulance

Agency: Department of the Army
State: New York
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • V - Transportation, Travel and Relocation Services
NAICS Category:
  • 621910 - Ambulance Services
Posted Date: Mar 14, 2019
Due Date: Mar 19, 2019
Solicitation No: W911S219U6003
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Opportunity History
  • Original Synopsis
    Mar 14, 2019
    11:06 am
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Mar 14, 2019 11:06 am
Medical Air Evacuation Services

THIS IS A Sources Sought Notice ONLY. The U.S. Government desires to procure medical air evacuation services at Fort Drum New York, on a small business set-aside basis, provided two or more qualified small businesses respond to this sources sought synopsis with information sufficient to support a set-aside. Your responses to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method, including whether a set-aside is possible. We encourage all small business concerns, in all socioeconomic categories (i.e. Small Disadvantage Business (SDB),8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), and Women-Owned Small Business concerns(WOSB)), to identify their capabilities in meeting the requirement at a fair market price.

This notice is issued solely for information and planning purposes - it does not constitute a Request for Quote (RFQ), Invitation for Bid (IFB), or Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFQ, IFB or RFP in the future. This notice does not commit the U.S. Government to contract for any supply or service. Further, the U.S. Government is not seeking quotes, bids or proposals at this time and will not accept unsolicited proposals in response to this sources sought synopsis. The U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this notice. Submittals will not be returned to the responder. Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any future RFQ or IFB or RFP, if any is issued. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the Government wide Point of Entry. It is the responsibility of potential offerors to monitor the Government wide Point of Entry for additional information pertaining to this requirement.

BACKGROUND: A need is anticipated for medical air evacuation services at Fort Drum, New York. This requirement includes providing a dedicated helicopter staffed with a minimum of two paramedics, or one registered nurse and one paramedic per patient transport. This service will be in operation 24 hours a day, operated out of Fort Drum WSAAF and will include idle standby, patient transports, and military training exercises.

The NAICS code assigned to this acquisition is 621910 "Air Ambulance Service" with a corresponding size standard of $15M. The Contractor shall provide all supervision, labor, personnel, equipment, materials, and supplies, with the exception of Government Furnished Property (GFP), to perform activities that comprise air evacuation services at Fort Drum, New York.

PURPOSE OF THIS SOURCES SOUGHT: To request information on capabilities of potential offerors to provide the services described herein to determine if this will be set-aside.

While not a firm cutoff, providing responses to this announcement no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 19 March 2019 will facilitate planning and ensure your capability receives maximum consideration. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Interested business concerns should provide a brief "capabilities statement" package (submissions are limited to no more than 25 pages in length, single spaced, and 12 font minimum) demonstrating its capabilities in reference to this requirement. A generic capability statement is not acceptable. No particular format is mandated. The Government prefers that your firm submits its response in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, or a combination of both and the document must be searchable. The capability package shall be sent by email to:

Contract Specialist:
Victoria Schermerhorn

Procuring Contracting Officer:
Shannon Jones

Your email subject line should reflect: "Firm's Name, Response to the Sources Sought Synopsis for the Medical Air Evacuation Services at Fort Drum, New York, W911S2-19-U-6003. The size limit of each email, with all attachments, cannot exceed 9 megabytes (MB) due to the Government's email system restrictions. DO NOT SEND ZIPPED files as the Government's information network will remove all zipped files.

In response to this sources sought, please provide:

1. A company profile to include name of your firm, point of contact, phone number, email address, number of employees, annual revenue history, CAGE code, and DUNs number. Respondents must also indicate whether they qualify as a Small Business, SDB, 8(a), EDWOSB, WOSB, HUBZone, or SDVOSB.

2. In responding to this synopsis, provide what you believe are the key tasks that need to be accomplished to be successful to conduct medical air evacuation services at Fort Drum, New York. In essence, what key tasks should be used for determining minimum capability.

3. Identify whether your firm is interested in competing for this requirement as a prime contractor. If you are subcontracting any of the services out, contemplating a Joint Venture, and/or creating a teaming arrangement then please provide the name of these companies and what work they will be performing, if available. Please provide your company's specific experience in performing medical air evacuation services and providing comparable services. Ensure the information is in sufficient detail regarding previous experience in performing medical air evacuation services (indicate whether as a prime contractor or subcontractor) on similar requirements include the services provided. If applicable, please provide the same experience information from any Subcontracts, Joint Venture, and/or teaming partners you may propose with.

4. Identify what percentage of work will be performed by the small business prime contractor and all similarly situated entity subcontractors. Note: In accordance with FAR 52.219-14 Limitations on Subcontracting (CLASS DEVIATION 2019-O0003):

"Similarly situated entity" means a first-tier subcontractor, including an independent contractor, that has the same small business program status as that which qualified the prime contractor for the award and that is considered small for the NAICS code the prime contractor assigned to the subcontract the subcontractor will perform. An example of a similarly situated entity is a first-tier subcontractor that is a HUBZone small business concern for a HUBZone set-aside.

In addition, the Contractor agrees in performance of a contract for services, it will not pay more than 50 percent of the amount paid by the Government for contract performance to subcontractors that are not similarly situated entities.

5. Identify type(s)/certifications(s) of proposed subcontractors (such as SDB, 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, and WOSB).

6. Information on the financial capacity of your business to meet financial obligations (i.e. payroll, payment of subcontractors, etc.).

7. Identify how the Army can best structure these contract requirements to facilitate competition by and among small business concerns.

8. Identify any condition or action that may be having the effect of unnecessarily restricting competition with respect to this acquisition. Please contact the MICC Advocate for Competition, Scott Kukes, at or 210-466-2269, if you believe that this action is unreasonably restricting competition. Include the subject of the acquisition, this announcement, and the MICC POC information from the FBO notice. Provide the specific aspects that unreasonably restrict competition and the rationale for such conclusion.

Contracting Office Address :
45 West Street
Fort Drum, New York 13602-5220
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Victoria Schermerhorn,
contract specialist
General Information
Notice Type:
Sources Sought
Posted Date:
March 14, 2019
Response Date:
Mar 19, 2019 11:59 pm Eastern
Archiving Policy:
Automatic, 15 days after response date
Archive Date:
April 3, 2019
Original Set Aside:
Set Aside:
Classification Code:
V -- Transportation, travel, & relocation services
621 -- Ambulatory Health Care Services/621910 -- Ambulance Services

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