USPS Request for Information (RFI) ? AGV Auto Hitch/Unhitch Device

Agency: POSTAL SERVICE
State: Virginia
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 70 - General Purpose Information Technology Equipment (including software).
NAICS Category:
  • 491110 - Postal Service
Posted Date: Mar 23, 2020
Due Date: Apr 17, 2020
Solicitation No: 3A-20-A-0050
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USPS Request for Information (RFI) – AGV Auto Hitch/Unhitch Device
Active
Contract Opportunity
Notice ID
3A-20-A-0050
Related Notice
Department/Ind. Agency
POSTAL SERVICE
Sub-tier
POSTAL SERVICE
Office
SUPPLIES MATERIAL MGMT
General Information
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Sources Sought (Original)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-04:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
  • Original Published Date: Mar 23, 2020 04:47 pm EDT
  • Original Response Date: Apr 17, 2020 05:00 pm EDT
  • Inactive Policy: Manual
  • Original Inactive Date: May 31, 2020
  • Initiative:
    • None
Classification
  • Original Set Aside:
  • Product Service Code:
  • NAICS Code: 491110 - Postal Service
  • Place of Performance:
    Merrifield , VA 22082
    USA
Description

USPS Request for Information (RFI) – 3A-20-A-0050 – AGV Auto Hitch/Unhitch Device

Background

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is currently deploying two tugger style Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). These AGVs tug trains of various USPS rolling containers. These containers can be towed single or in a train of rolling containers connected to an AGV via an intermediate tow bar. The USPS seeks information for an auto hitch solution that can be bolted onto the rear of the tugger AGV and can automatically hitch and unhitch to a tow feature on the various USPS rolling containers without the use of an intermediate tow bar.

Requirements

The technical requirements and objectives of the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Auto Hitch and Unhitch Device are described in the attached Statement of Objectives (SOO), “Automated Guided Vehicle Auto Hitch / Unhitch Device,” dated February 17, 2020. Suppliers should read the SOO document for an understanding of the technical scope.

Responding to this RFI

Interested suppliers responding to this RFI should provide information that addresses the requirements as described in the SOO and shall include, at a minimum, the following:

- A technical response to the Statement of Objectives (SOO) with the availability of an AGV auto hitch/unhitch solution and a technical description with information about the solution and its capability in meeting the SOO requirements, including any available manuals for the product.

- Information detailing the supplier’s current and past history and experience in providing the offered technology/solution.

- Information to sufficiently demonstrate the supplier’s financial and organizational capability, including relevant past performance history and information demonstrating the financial strength (e.g., balance sheets or income statements) and resources available to manage and execute the development and production of the solution. Dun & Bradstreet information and rating should be included.

- Company information to include: company name, any subsidiaries or associated companies, company address, company website, company overview, and Point of Contact name and phone number/email address.

- Pricing for quantities of 1, 50, 100, and 500 auto hitch/unhitch devices

Proprietary information, if any, should be kept to a minimum and MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED. Please be advised that all submissions become USPS property and will not be returned.

Please note that this RFI does not in any way commit the USPS to make any award, or to test or to purchase any equipment.

Any questions pertaining to this RFI should be directed to Tammi Robinson-Minor at Tammi.Robinson-Minor@usps.gov and Andrew Hopkins at Andrew.J.Hopkins@usps.gov no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. All questions will be consolidated and the Postal Service’s responses will be provided as an amendment to this announcement.

Written submissions in response to this RFI must be provided via email to both Tammi Robinson-Minor at Tammi.Robinson-Minor@usps.gov and Andrew Hopkins at Andrew.J.Hopkins@usps.gov no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Applicable Solicitation Provision

The following standard USPS solicitation provision applies:

Provision A-2: Solicitation for Information or Planning Purposes (March 2006)

a. The Postal Service does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to pay for the information solicited.

b. This solicitation is issued for the purpose of: gathering information to assess market capability for an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) auto hitch/unhitch device.

Attachments/Links
Contact Information
Contracting Office Address
  • 615 CHESTNUT ST PO BOX 40592
  • PHILADELPHIA , PA 19197
  • USA
Primary Point of Contact
Secondary Point of Contact
History
  • Mar 23, 2020 04:47 pm EDTSources Sought (Original)

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