TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF
See attachments for Sources Sough Special Notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals or quotations. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is conducting a market survey to identify potential sources for a planned contract entitled, ??AASHTO MASH Testing for Safety Hardware Devices Used on Off-NHS Roadways.? Responses to this notice will be used by the Government to determine the availability and capability of qualified sources to perform the work. This project proposes to follow AASHTO 2016 Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) to crash test and document a Steel-Backed Timber roadway barrier, transition, and terminal common to the off-NHS system. This MASH testing will provide additional crashworthy alternative systems for local, federal, and tribal agencies and decrease occupant risk if they impact a device that meets current crash test standards. Under the planned contract, the contractor will be responsible for coordinating with an approved testing facility to at least fabricate the test safety hardware devices, procure test vehicle(s), conduct physical crash testing, and return the crash site to an acceptable condition to the testing facility.The crash testing will be conducted following criteria from the AASHTO 2016 Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH). Upon completion of successful crash testing of the safety hardware device,the contractor will analyze results, and submit the findings to FHWA. Should a test fail, suspend further testing and submit a revised testing plan to show modified safety hardware that would be likely to successfully pass the MASH testing. NOTE: Due to the nature of this study, the contractor must have access to a laboratory that performs crash testing for acceptance of roadside safety hardware. The laboratory must be accredited under ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. Interested parties are invited to submit responses to this Sources Sought and submit a Capability Statement in accordance with the instructions in the attached document.
- TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF
- WASHINGTON DC