So....was just checking the Fed Biz Ops on their site and saw that they have put out a request for 25 million rounds of 7.62 ammo. Is that a normal
request for the Army? That seems like a LOT of 7.62.
Linked here: Ammo Bid
Original request was Oct 2012 but amended Feb 2013
Copied and pasted below:
Added: Oct 05, 2012 9:33 am Modified: Feb 07, 2013 8:06 pmTrack Changes
FedBizOpps notice Date: 05 October 2012
This solicitation number W15QKN-13-R-0007 replaces old solicitation number W15QKN-12-R-E011.
Description: 7.62mm M973 (Ball) and M974 (Tracer) Short Range Training Ammunition
This is a synopsis prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 5.2, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.
This announcement will be followed by a written solicitation. The solicitation will request proposals when issued.
The U.S Army Contracting Command, ACC-New Jersey intends to solicit, negotiate, and award a firm fixed price Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity
(IDIQ) contract on a sole source basis for the manufacturing, testing, packaging, and delivery of 7.62mm M973 (Ball) and M974 (Tracer) Short Range
Training Ammunition (SRTA) linked in a four (4) ball to one (1) tracer configuration (AA37) as well as an all ball configuration (AB60) using Link,
Cartridge, Metallic Belt M13 links. The Government intends to award one IDIQ contract, under the authority of FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(B), under Request
for Proposal (RFP) # W15QKN-13-R-0007 to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems- Canada at 5 Montee des Arsenaux, Le Gardeur, Quebec, Canada,
J5Z 2P4. The estimated contract ceiling quantity for the contemplated contract is 25 million rounds each with five one-year ordering periods, total
time not to exceed five years from date of award. The minimum guarantee for any resultant contract is approximately $3,500,000.00.
This procurement is rated quote mark DO-A6 quote mark for national defense use, and all provisions of the Defense Priorities and Allocation System
Regulation (15 CFR 700) apply.
Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals.
The Request for Proposal for this action will be available for download on Federal Business Opportunities at www.fbo.gov...
on approximately 12
October, 2012. Proposals will be required within fourteen (14) days of the date of release of the RFP. All information is to be submitted at no cost
or obligation to the Government.
Proposals should be addressed to: U.S. Army Contracting Command- New Jersey, ACC-NJ-MA, Attn: Lyndsey Phillips - Contract Specialist, Building10,
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000. NOTE: Contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) website at
in order to be eligible for contract award.
Points of Contact for this action are: Lyndsey Phillips, Contract Specialist, (973) 724-2244, email: email@example.com and Eric Wagner,
Procuring Contracting Officer, (973) 724- 2177, email: firstname.lastname@example.org