SOURCES SOUGHT: Advanced Technology Anti Gravity Suit (ATAGS)
Human Systems Division at Robins AFB has a requirement for the modification of Advanced Technology Anti Gravity Suit, also known as ATAGS. The formal and technical name for ATAGS are the CSU-22/P and CSU-23/P suits. This requirement is for the purchase of 53 suits, technical data, and Synergy material.
The Government has a need to modify ATAGS in support of the Chief of Staff of Air Force (CSAF) mandated FITMENT program. The FITMENT program is designed to improve the fit, comfort, and performance of flight equipment for small stature and female aviators. The ATAGS is a Critical Safety Item (CSI) and is the first program under the FITMENT effort which is a modification of the current CSU-22/P and CSU-23/P systems. This modification consists of five Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) that mitigates/resolves fitting and safety issues by providing a better fit for individual anthropometric ranges. The modifications are comprised of three G-suit lacing areas (side waist, thigh, and calf), custom tailoring alternative to the front waist panel, otherwise referred to as a “waist dart” or “custom waist modification”, reinforced knee, a cover for the ATAGS waist slide fastener assembly, and lastly the Modified ATAGS will be manufactured utilizing new Long Staple II Nomex material. The draft Statement of Work (SOW) is attached to describe this requirement. The aforementioned five ECP’s are AF developed, tested, approved and signed 1 Apr 2021 as permanent Safe to Fly (StF)
The Contractor shall manufacture the Modified ATAGS for an LRIP using the new Air Force (AF) approved Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) for fielding and include the reinforced knee design with the Long Staple II Nomex material. All Modified ATAGS will have a duplicate suit that has undergone the basic qualification testing which must follow MSF880/5-ATP-GEN-0 REV B where endurance testing is performed per ATP/ATAGS/TI.14-1:ENDURANCE TEST. The anticipated performance outcome of services rendered by the contractor will be the on-time delivery (to the Government) of each asset meeting the requirements and quality standards and in serviceable condition. The manufacturer shall develop/produce/maintain and deliver a Technical Data Package (TDP) that accurately depicts the final product.
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This effort is Sole Source contract to Vinyl Technologies. Vinyl Technologies owns the data required to modify the existing suit. Vinyl Technologies owns the Synergy Material required to repair the modified suits. Vinyl Technologies has agreed to sell the Government the data and material so future purchases can be competed. The solicitation will not be posted to SAM.gov.
- Original Set Aside:
- Product Service Code: Total Small Business Set-Aside (FAR 19.5)
- Product Service Code: 8475 – SPECIALIZED FLIGHT CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
- NAICS Code: 332721 – Precision Turned Product Manufacturing
- Place of Performance: USA