Controlled condition rolling contact fatigue tester

Agency: Iowa State University
State: Iowa
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541380 - Testing Laboratories
Posted Date: Apr 12, 2024
Due Date: Apr 25, 2024
Solicitation No: RFQ-1001000
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Bid Information
Type Request for Quote (Public)
Status Issued
Number RFQ-1001000 (Controlled condition rolling contact fatigue tester)
Issue Date & Time 4/12/2024 02:43:33 PM (CT)
Close Date & Time 4/25/2024 03:00:00 PM (CT)
Notes
Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) is soliciting information from qualified Suppliers on behalf of the Mechanical Engineering Department for material testing equipment.
The equipment will be used to simulate gear and bearing failures under electrified lubricated conditions. Depending on test parameters, rolling contact fatigue (RCF) tests will be conducted at different lubricating film thickness levels while simulating failure modes such as micropitting, spalling and white etching cracks.
Suppliers should read all materials carefully and note the due date.


Suppliers must direct all questions and comments in reference to this RFP/RFQ to the University Representative using the QUESTIONS tab via this e-procurement system.
Contact Information
Name Melissa Gruhn
Address 1340 Administrative Services Building
2221 Wanda Daley Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1004 USA
Phone
Fax
Email msgruhn@iastate.edu

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RFQ-1001000
Controlled condition rolling contact fatigue tester
Issue Date: 4/12/2024
Questions Deadline: 4/24/2024 08:00 AM (CT)
Response Deadline: 4/25/2024 03:00 PM (CT)
Contact Information
Contact: Melissa Gruhn
Address: 1340 Administrative Services Building
2221 Wanda Daley Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1004
Email: msgruhn@iastate.edu
Page 1 of 12 pages
Deadline: 4/25/2024 03:00 PM (CT)
RFQ-1001000
Event Information
Number:
RFQ-1001000
Title:
Controlled condition rolling contact fatigue tester
Type:
Request for Quote (Public)
Issue Date:
4/12/2024
Question Deadline: 4/24/2024 08:00 AM (CT)
Response Deadline: 4/25/2024 03:00 PM (CT)
Notes:
Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) is soliciting
information from qualified Suppliers on behalf of the Mechanical Engineering
Department for material testing equipment.
The equipment will be used to simulate gear and bearing failures under
electrified lubricated conditions. Depending on test parameters, rolling
contact fatigue (RCF) tests will be conducted at different lubricating film
thickness levels while simulating failure modes such as micropitting,
spalling and white etching cracks.
Suppliers should read all materials carefully and note the due date.
Suppliers must direct all questions and comments in reference to this RFP/RFQ to
the University Representative using the QUESTIONS tab via this e-procurement
system.
Bid Attachments
ISU Instructions.pdf
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Review the instructions for important information. REVISED APRIL 2022
ISU General Terms & Conditions.pdf
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Review the general terms and conditions carefully and any exceptions should be listed in the "Attributes" section.
REVISED APRIL 2022
Insurance Language - Equipment Repair, Install, Maintenance (low risk) 09-2020.pdf
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Insurance Requirements - Equipment Repair, Install, Maintenance (low risk) 09-2020
Requested Attachments
TECHNICAL LITERATURE
(Attachment required)
Attach technical literature for EACH item included in the offer
ITEMIZED QUOTATION
(Attachment required)
Attach an itemized quotation. Clearly identify any optional accessories or services.
WARRANTY
(Attachment required)
Attach a document describing the warranty for each piece of equipment included in the offer
Page 2 of 12 pages
Deadline: 4/25/2024 03:00 PM (CT)
RFQ-1001000
Bid Attributes
1 EVALUATION CRITERIA
The evaluation of this RFP/RFQ may be based upon, but not limited to:
Ability to meet or exceed the required specifications.
Total cost to ISU
Lead time
Warranty period
Read and understood
(Required: Check if applicable)
2 INTENDED RESEARCH PURPOSE AND APPLICATION
The equipment will be used to simulate gear and bearing failures under electrified lubricated conditions. Depending
on test parameters, rolling contact fatigue (RCF) tests will be conducted at different lubricating film thickness levels
while simulating failure modes such as micropitting, spalling and white etching cracks.
Read and Understood
(Required: Check if applicable)
3 BRAND NAME OR EQUAL:
The use of brand name or equal specifications is for the purpose of describing the standard of quality, performance
and characteristics desired and is not intended to limit or restrict competition. Specifications are given as guidelines
only; Alternate equipment(s) may vary slightly from given specifications. Alternate units are expected to be close in
specifications to desired unit.
4 REQUIRED TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS
The system should have twin roller platforms driven by high power motors (above 450V).
The maximum down force should be 5kN or above with a resolution of 0.25N or below.
The system should be capable of capturing instantaneous friction values during the test (dry and lubricated
conditions).
It should have capability to run rolling contact fatigue (RCF) tests at higher temperatures up to 150°C. There
should be capability to run RCF tests under electrified condition while capturing the voltage/resistance during
the test.
The rig should have additional sensors to detect failure or crack propagation during testing and stop the test
automatically based on preselected trip conditions.
The test rig should be installed and trained in-person at the university.
5 SUPPLIER COMMENTS
Use this field to describe how the equipment offered meets/exceeds the specifications above.
You must attach supporting documentation is the RESPONSE ATTACHMENTS TAB.
(Required: Maximum 4000 characters allowed)
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Deadline: 4/25/2024 03:00 PM (CT)
RFQ-1001000
6 SOFTWARE CAPABILITIES
Describe the key features and capabilities of the software that is included in your offer.
(Required: Maximum 4000 characters allowed)
7 WARRANTY
Describe the warranty duration and what it does/does not cover.
Is an extended warranty available for purchase?
(Required: Maximum 1000 characters allowed)
8 INSTALLATION AND TRAINING
Describe the installation and training process. Include details about what services are included and the
approximate timeline for completion.
(Required: Maximum 4000 characters allowed)
9 DELIVERY TIMELINE
How soon after order could the equipment be delivered?
Be specific on the expected dates/lead time as delivery schedule is a key evaluation factor.
(Required: Maximum 1000 characters allowed)
1 CUSTOMER/TECHNICAL SUPPORT
0
Describe the methods and hours customer support is available.
Is customer support based in the US or overseas?
If onsite customer support is required, where would service personnel and/or parts be dispatched
from?
Are service contracts available for this instrument?
(Required: Maximum 1000 characters allowed)
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Deadline: 4/25/2024 03:00 PM (CT)
RFQ-1001000
Bid Lines
1 TOTAL COST OF THE Controlled condition rolling contact fatigue tester
(Response required)
Quantity: 1 UOM: EA
Price: $
Item Notes:
Enter the total cost of the controlled condition rolling contact
fatigue testing system including all accessories, and related
software.
List the manufacturer name and manufacturer model
name/number of the equipment.
Supplier Notes:
Total: $
No bid
Additional notes
(Attach separate sheet)
2 FREIGHT COST
Quantity: 1 UOM: EA
Price: $
Total: $
Item Notes:
Enter cost of estimated freight if not already included with cost of
equipment.
Supplier Notes:
No bid
Additional notes
(Attach separate sheet)
3 IMPLEMENTATION AND TRAINING COST
Quantity: 1 UOM: EA
Price: $
Total: $
Item Notes:
Enter cost of implementation and training if not already included
with cost of equipment.
Supplier Notes:
No bid
Additional notes
(Attach separate sheet)
Item Attributes
1. Details of Implentation and Training
Describe training provided including approximate timelines, if there is a limit on number of users being trained,
resources ISU will need to provide, and if training is provided on-site or through on-line guidance.
(Optional: Maximum 4000 characters allowed)
4 FORM OF BID - ADDTIONAL OFFER DETAILS
Quantity: 1 UOM: EA
Item Notes: Respond to the following:
Supplier Notes:
Price: $
Total: $
No bid
Additional notes
(Attach separate sheet)
Page 5 of 12 pages
Deadline: 4/25/2024 03:00 PM (CT)
RFQ-1001000

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