All material shall be contractor furnished. First Article Testing (FAT) and Production Lot Testing is required for this item.
The solicitation number is SPE1C1-18-R-0094 and will be issued as a 100% Small Business Set-Aside.
The estimated release date of the solicitation is May 14, 2018.
The Base Year consists of a minimum quantity of 400, annual estimated quantity of 1,600 and an annual order limitation quantity of 2,000. The Three One-YearOptions each consist of a minimum quantity of 300, annual estimated quantity of1,200 and an annual order limitation quantity of 1,500.
The production lead time (PLT) is as follows: 180 days for First Article Test (FAT) submission, 60 days for the Government's review/approval/disapproval of FAT, 120 days for delivery at a rate of up to 135 each a month (any combination of vests). If FAT is waived for a contractor the production lead time (PLT) will be 210 days after date of award at a rate of up to 135 each a month (any combination of vests).
All deliveries will be to the DLA Depots in Lansing, MI, Pendergrass, GA and Austin, TX.
Deliveries are FOB Destination. Inspection and Acceptance at Origin
To ensure timely delivery and a quality product, this acquisition will be procured using Best Value/Tradeoff Source Selection procedures. The use of "Best Value" procedures will allow the Government to comparatively evaluate technical merit as well as cost or price to select the source which demonstrates the highest probability of successful performance at a reasonable price. The non-cost or price evaluation factor is Past Performance - Performance Confidence Assessment. The Past Performance will contain the following sub-factors: (a) Recency, (b) Relevancy and (2) Quality and Delivery Performance.
Availability of solicitations, FAR 5.102(d) applies, as our office no longerissues solicitations or amendments in paper form.
Solicitation will be posted on https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil/.
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The Defense appropriations and authorization acts and other statutes (including what is commonly referred to as "The Berry Amendment") impose restrictions on the DoD's acquisition of foreign products and services. Generally, Clothing and Textile items (as defined in DFARS clause 252.225-7012) and "specialty metals" (as defined in DFARS clause 252.225-7014), including the materials and components thereof (otherthan sensors, electronics, or other items added to, and not normally associatedwith clothing), must be grown, reprocessed, reused, melted or produced in the United States, its possessions or Puerto Rico, unless one of the DFARS 225.7002-2exceptions applies.