Sources Sought: U.S. Air Force Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Depot Repair Initiative

Understanding availabilities of shared resources is crucial to effectively maintaining and sustaining the Air Force’s helicopter fleet.

Solution Sought

The U.S. Air Force requires a comprehensive assessment of current HH-60W line-replaceable units (LRUs). Depot repair capabilities at all Department of Defense facilities need to be analyzed against actual resources to determine requirements to perform depot level repairs. Industry partners with expertise, knowledge, and relevant experience in performing gap analyses are encouraged to respond.


Develop a depot gap analysis report that provides:

  • Sufficient detail for the HH-60W Program Office to complete the business case for proceeding with organic depot activation of the LRUs.
  • Review of processes, skills, and resources currently in use, or planned, to complete repairs on the items.
  • Identification of the support and requirements (i.e., test equipment, tooling, spares and repair parts, staffing, training, technical documentation, facilities—unique power/ heating/cooling—requirements, quality assurance, and packaging, handling, storage, and transportation (PHS&T)) needed to activate the designated repair capabilities.
  • An estimated number of repairs based on the number of failures per flight hour. These estimates will be based on actual failures that have occurred, along with projected failures in the future.
    • The repair estimates shall include estimates on amount of time needed to diagnose, repair, and return the LRUs back to service. Part numbers and descriptions of relevant repair-related documentation should be provided in the report. This includes, but is not limited to, acceptance test procedures (ATP), diagnostic test procedures (DTP), and repair procedures.


NCMS HH-60W LRU Sources Sought FAQ


Interested parties should provide a white paper response with no more than three (3) pages, not including a cover page, using the format below. Responses are due to no later than October 22, 2021. All questions or concerns can be addressed to

White Paper Response:

  1. Describe general approach to accomplish the objectives
  2. Describe assumptions
  3. Provide detailed approach to the objectives
    1. List of tasks
    2. List of deliverables
  4. Provide high-level project schedule and timing
  5. Describe recent and relevant experience in accomplishing similar depot analysis.
  6. Provide URLs to corporate presentations including engineering, modeling, simulation, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing capabilities.
  7. Cost Summary Form


    Primary Contact

    Technical Contact

    Whitepaper (PDF file format only)

    Cost Summary Form (PDF file format only)



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