Cooling Tower

Agency: Department of the Navy
State: Maryland
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 36 - Special Industry Machinery
NAICS Category:
  • 333914 - Measuring, Dispensing, and Other Pumping Equipment Manufacturing
Posted Date: Mar 21, 2019
Due Date: Apr 18, 2019
Solicitation No: 653011519
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Sources Sought
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Added: Jan 16, 2019 1:00 pm Modified: Mar 21, 2019 11:50 am Track Changes

Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCC) Hydraulic Oil Cooling System Replacement

Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) is conducting a sources sought to identify potential manufacturers of a hydraulic oil cooling system.

Purpose of this Sources Sought:

This is not a Request for Proposal (RFP) and award of a contract will not be made as a result of this notice. The purpose of this sources sought is to identify potential sources, including company's business size classification. Responses to this source sought will be used by NSWCCD to influence acquisition decisions which may include: use of sole source or competitive bid procurement process; small business set-aside (small business, large business, or small disadvantaged business), and which acquisition procedures are best suited for this procurement.

Hydraulic Cooling System Requirement Background:

NSWCCD's Ship Structures Test and Evaluation Branch (Code 653) is in search of replacement for a hydraulic oil cooling system which supports the hydraulic pump system for the facility's Structural Evaluation Lab. The Structural Evaluation Lab has two closed loop hydraulic oil forced air heat exchangers that sit on the roof of the pump room, five feet above ground. They are used to cool oil for two 1,000 gallon reservoirs. Each reservoir supports 4 variable displacement hydraulic pumps, each operating at up to 3,500 psi. At 3,500 psi each pump is capable of 50 GPM flow. Typical usage is two pumps running at a time, however the capacity to run all eight pumps at once is required. The pumps feed a manifold on the test floor that can be used to apply hydraulic pressure to a multitude of linear actuators. NSWCCD is looking for manufacturers to replace the cooling system for the hydraulic system described above and eliminate the current environmental risk due to the hydraulic oil being pumped outside of the pump room and through the forced air heat exchangers.

Specification/Statement of Work (SOW):

A SOW draft and a document containing additional information is attached to this sources sought to assist vendors and manufacturers with understanding NSWCCD's hydraulic cooling system requirements. Please email Ms. Patricia Vara at to obtain additional documents.


Responses shall include:

A site visit was held on 5 March 2019. The site visit provided interested parties with an opportunity to visit the Structural Evaluation Lab and survey the existing equipment. All additional information from the site visit shall be made available on the Federal Business Opportunities website following the visit. Any interested parties should submit an information package up to thirty (30) pages in electronic format (Adobe PDF or equivalent) not including appendices no later than thirty (30) days after additional information from the site visit is available on the Federal Business Opportunities website to Patricia Vara at . It shall include detailed descriptions of potential system solutions. A limit of 5MB per submittal is requested. Materials linked to URLs may not be accessible to U.S. Government evaluators.

Responses shall include:

1. Company name, website, and physical address.

2. Point of contact, phone number, and E-mail address.

3. Cage number (if applicable) and DUNS number

4. Company size e.g. small business, large business, or small disadvantaged business

5. Company capability statement to provide any possible exceptions to the requirements in the SOW. This statement should include at a minimum the following:

a. Experience manufacturing/installing cooling systems

b. Part numbers, system costs, and other information the manufacturer deems relevant.

c. Expected lead time for delivery and installation after contract award, including estimated individual system down time and phasing of installation.


A solicitation is not currently available. If a solicitation is issued, it will be announced on the Federal Business Opportunities website at at a later date, and all interested parties must respond to the solicitation announcement separately from this announcement. It is the responsibility of the potential Offerors to monitor these sites for additional information pertaining to this requirement.

This sources sought is issued solely for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this sources sought that is marked proprietary will be handled accordingly. In accordance with FAR 15.201 (e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this request for information (RFI). This sources sought does not represent any obligation of the government for any cost or expenditure associated with submitting a response to this request.

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Sources Sought 653011519
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Sources Sought 653011519
Posted Date:
January 16, 2019
Description: Details regarding information and upcoming site visit.
Description: Statement of Work
Sources Sought Introduction
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Sources Sought Introduction
Posted Date:
January 28, 2019
Description: Amended Sources Sought Cooling Tower Information
Description: Attached Statement of Work C Bay Cooling Tower - Please email Company Name, Cage Code, Representative Name, and Telephone Number to for additional documents relating to the SOW.
Cooling Tower Sources Sought RFI
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Cooling Tower Sources Sought RFI
Posted Date:
March 21, 2019
Description: Cooling Tower RFI Updated
Description: Updated Statement of Work
Description: Existing Oil Cooling System
Contracting Office Address :
9500 MacArthur Boulevard
West Bethesda, Maryland 20817-5700
Place of Performance :
9500 MacArthur Blvd.
West Bethesda, Maryland 20817
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Patricia A. Vara,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 3012275497
All Files
Sources Sought 653011519
Jan 16, 2019
Download/View Sources_Sought_CoolingTower_pv.pdf
Download/View Statement_of_Work_CbayCoolingTowers_pv.pdf
Sources Sought Introduction
Jan 28, 2019
Download/View Amended_Sources_Sought_CoolingTower_pv.pdf
Download/View Statement_of_Work_CbayCoolingTowers_pv.pdf
Cooling Tower Sources Sought RFI
Mar 21, 2019
Download/View CoolingTower_RFI_final.pdf
Download/View Statement_of_Work_CbayCoolingTowers_final.pdf
Download/View SEL_Existing_Oil_Cooling_System.pdf
General Information
Notice Type:
Sources Sought
Original Posted Date:
January 16, 2019
Posted Date:
March 21, 2019
Response Date:
Apr 18, 2019 1:00 pm Eastern
Original Response Date:
Jan 25, 2019 1:00 pm Eastern
Archiving Policy:
Manual Archive
Original Archive Date:
February 9, 2019
Archive Date:
Original Set Aside:
Set Aside:
Classification Code:
36 -- Special industry machinery
333 -- Machinery Manufacturing/333914 -- Measuring, Dispensing, and Other Pumping Equipment Manufacturing

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