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13 -- Non-Standard Ammunition

Notice Date
Notice Type
Sources Sought
332992 — Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing
Contracting Office
Other Defense Agencies, U.S. Special Operations Command, Headquarters Procurement Division, 7701 Tampa Point Blvd, MacDill AFB, Florida, 33621-5323, United States
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Point of Contact
Jonathan Rinkinen,
E-Mail Address
Small Business Set-Aside
The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is seeking sources within the national technology and industrial base for the following ammunition: - 7.62x39mm Ball (suitable for AK-47, RPD, RPK) - 7.62x54R Ball and Ball, Sniper (suitable for PKM, PSL, SVD; M91, MC-13) - 12.7x108 Ball (suitable for DShK, NSV, KORD, YaKB) - 14.5 BS API (suitable for KPV heavy machine gun and similar) - 23x152B API (suitable for ADS, ADS-N, ZU-23-2, ZU-23-2F, ZSU-23-4) This notice does not constitute an Invitation for Bids (IFB), a Request for Quote (RFQ), or a Request for Proposal (RFP) and it should not be construed as a commitment of any kind by USSOCOM to issue a formal solicitation or ultimately award a contract. USSOCOM is in no way liable to pay for or reimburse any companies or entities that respond to this announcement. Any costs incurred by interested companies in response to this announcement will NOT be reimbursed. The purpose of this Sources Sought Announcement is to obtain market research knowledge that will enable the buying command to make appropriate decisions and to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources interested and capable of performing the work. Broad industry participation is desired; however, USSOCOM is keenly interested in designs that are currently in production or capable of rapidly entering into production. Delivery of a capability within nine months is required and within less than six months is highly desirable. Further, companies must at a minimum have access, ability to perform work in a facility, and personnel clearance at the Secret level. Respondents to this Sources Sought who are capable of manufacturing these items should, at a minimum, provide the following information for U.S. Government review. - Basic Company Information: Name, website, phone number, business size (and any socio-economic considerations such as 8a, Service Disabled Veterans-Owned, HubZones, and Women-Owned small business), NAICS code, Cage Code - Corporate Point of Contact: To include phone number and email address - Technical Capability: Company's technical capability and capacity to manufacture the item(s), past production experience (if any), description of facilities and personnel, expected delivery schedule for each item (in days after award), maximum monthly production quantities for each item, minimum order quantity required for each item, lead times that may impact delivery, price estimate for each item, information on how the company will meet safety / hazardous material handling requirements. - Production Information: State whether the company will be the actual manufacturer of the items or if it will subcontract all or a portion of the requirement. If the company is not the actual manufacturer, indicate what percentage in dollars (not including Materials) and/or what production operations it will subcontract, describing any anticipated teaming arrangements. Indicate what percentage would be assembled or produced in the U.S. for each item. Describe or provide existing/anticipated licensing agreements with current producers, including the name of the licensing agency. All information marked as proprietary information will be safeguarded to prevent disclosures to non-government personnel and entities. Interested sources should submit the requested information no later than close of business 3 June 2016 via email to Mr. Jonathan Rinkinen, Jonathan.Rinkinen@socom.mil. Submissions are restricted to a maximum file size of 5MB, required to be in the English language, and be submitted in Adobe® PDF format. Telephone responses will not be accepted. Any questions must be submitted via email to the point of contact above.
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