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10 -- SPECIAL NOTICE ANNOUCEMENT for Modular Handgun System (MHS) Industry Day

Notice Date
Notice Type
Special Notice
332994 — Small Arms, Ordnance, and Ordnance Accessories Manufacturing
Contracting Office
ACC - New Jersey, Center for Contracting and Commerce, Building 10 Phipps RD, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
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Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Dan Potempa, 973-724-4870
E-Mail Address
ACC - New Jersey
Small Business Set-Aside
SPECIAL NOTICE ANNOUNCEMENT for Modular Handgun System (MHS) Industry Day OVERVIEW The Project Manager Soldier Weapons (PM SW) will be hosting a Modular Handgun System (MHS) Industry Day on 18 December 2013 at The Homeland Defense Technology Center on Snakehill Road in Rockaway, New Jersey. The purpose of the Industry Day is to exchange information to improve Industry's understanding of the Government's MHS Program, and to increase Government knowledge of Industry capabilities. This event is for Government planning purposes only and constitutes a request for exchange of information pursuant to FAR 15.201. This announcement should not be construed as a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a commitment by the U.S. Government. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this Industry Day. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION AND DOES NOT OBLIGATE THE GOVERNMENT TO ISSUE A SOLICITATION. The Government will NOT ACCEPT proposals at this time. NOTE: The Government will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by a vendor's decision to participate in the MHS Industry Day. All travel and other associated costs are to be assumed by the interested vendor. INDUSTRY DAY AGENDA The MHS Industry Day will start at 8:30 am EST on 18 December 2013, with check-in beginning at 8:00 am EST. Industry Day will begin with a general session, and during this session the Government plans to present program overview/objectives. The general session will be followed by one-on-one sessions with interested vendors. Each vendor will be allotted approximately 20 minutes, and will receive a scheduled timeslot when they check in on the morning of 18 December 2013. Vendors should be prepared to present their product capabilities by focusing on the following general areas: Production Capacity/Capability, Modularity (enabler capabilities, i.e. Picatinny Rail, Suppressor), Reliability, Accuracy and Physical Characteristics. Acceptable presentation methods include, but are not limited to, PowerPoint presentations, hardware demonstration (NO LIVE AMMUNITION), videos, brochures, etc. Any electronic media must be on a CD/DVD. No USB flash drives are permitted. All vendor information will be treated confidentially and discreetly. No cameras, tape recorders or other reproduction devices will be allowed. Vendor hardware is permitted for non-firing demonstration purposes only. NO LIVE AMMUNITION IS ALLOWED ON THE PREMISES. REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS Due to limited space and time, ONLY primary contractors/firearms manufacturers will be permitted to attend. No more than three (3) representatives may attend from each company. This restriction will be strictly enforced. All registrants must provide a Government issued photo identification at check-in. INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER NO LATER THAN 3 DECEMBER 2013. Registrants shall contact Vincent Turco, Contract Specialist, via email, at vincent.f.turco.civ@mail.mil; (973) 724-2016. Interested vendors should include the following details in the registration email: company name; CAGE code; names of each of the up to three (3) representatives who will attend the Industry Day; and the nationality of each attendee. IF BRINGING FIREARMS FOR NON-FIRING DEMONSTRATION REGISTRANTS MUST PROVIDE MAKE, MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER FOR EACH FIREARM AT TIME OF REGISTRATION. NOTE: Foreign individuals will need to be approved and comply with all instructions determined by the Army Contracting Command Foreign Disclosure Officer. Any request for a substitution of personnel or updates to the hardware list must be received no later than 24 hours in advance of the scheduled Industry Day and is subject to approval by the U.S. Government. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Picatinny website: www.pica.army.mil for the status of delayed opening or closure.
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