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Document Type:SRCSGT
Posted Date:Jul 19, 2017
Category: Ammunition and Explosives
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, ACC - NJ (W15QKN), BUILDING 10 PHIPPS RD, PICATINNY ARSENAL, New Jersey, 07806-5000, United States


MARKET SURVEY: SOURCES SOUGHT ITEM: CARTRIDGE, 12 GAUGE NO. 00 BUCKSHOT, FRANGIBLE MK 286 MOD 0 INTRODUCTION: The U.S. Army Contracting Command - New Jersey (ACC-NJ), on behalf of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD), Picatinny Detachment and the NSWC IHEODTD, is currently seeking potential sources capable of manufacturing, inspecting, testing, packaging and delivery of a quantity of 1,000,000 Cartridge, 12 Gauge No. 00 Buckshot, Frangible MK 286 MOD 0. BACKGROUND: The MK 286 MOD 0 is intended for use in training at indoor, outdoor and green ranges. This cartridge is also designed to reduce ricochet for minimal collateral damage and to protect the user at close distances. REQUIRED CAPABILITIES: The cartridge dimensions shall function without casualty in the Mossberg Model 500A1 and Remington Model 870 shotguns and shall meet the dimensional requirements of ANSI Z299.2-1992 for 12 Gauge, 2-3/4 inch chamber shotshell. The chamber pressure and the primed case sensitivity shall be in accordance with SAAMI Technical Committee Manual Vol.4 Shotshell. The pattern, at a distance of 15 yards, shall have an average percentage of pellets inside or touching a 16 inch circle of 90 percent. When fired against a 3/8 inch AR500 steel plate at a distance of 10 yards, there shall be no pellets or fragments of pellets returning to the shooter. Pellets shall have uniform weight and shall not contain lead. The primer mix shall not contain lead and shall not contain other heavy metals such as antimony, barium, strontium, cadmium, zinc, etc. Each cartridge shall contain smokeless propellant. Military Packaging is required per Unitization Procedures for boxed ammunition and components on 4-way entry pallets - Cartridge, 12 Gauge, packed 160 cartridges per M2A1/M2A2 metal box, 2 M2A1/M2A2 metal boxes per wirebound box, unitized 48 boxes per 40" X 48" pallet; approx. box size 14-1/2"L X 12-3/4" W X 8-3/8" H. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS (CAPABILITIES STATEMENT): In responding to this Sources Sought Notice, respondents should provide the following information in the English language via e-mail to the point of contact listed in this notice: • A synopsis of the companys technical capability to manufacture, inspect, test, package and deliver the 12 Gauge Frangible cartridges in accordance with the above requirements to include any sketches, drawings, specifications and brochures. • A description of the companys facilities, personnel and past experience as it relates to the requested 12 Gauge Frangible cartridges or similar items. • A description of the respondents production rate capabilities, including maximum production rate attainable and minimum sustaining rate. • A description of the respondents environmental and ballistic test facilities capable of supporting typical ammunition First Article Lot Acceptance Tests. • A description of the respondents quality system to include any relevant International Organization of Standards (ISO) qualifications. • Company size (please identify as either Large, Foreign, Small, Small Disadvantaged, 8(a), Woman-Owned Small Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone concern, Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Service-Disabled Small Business). • Information regarding the commerciality of the item, i.e. how the item may or may not meet the definition of a Commercial item found at FAR 2.101. As prescribed in DFARS 252.204-7004, interested parties must be registered with System for Award Management (SAM) under the NAICS 334513. Representations and certifications must also be on record. These registrations can be done through the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. The following information is required to register in SAM: DUNS Number; Tax Identification Number (TIN) and Taxpayers Name; Statistical Information about your business; and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Information. All interested sources shall also provide the organization name, address, point of contact, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, taxpayer identification number, DUNS number, and CAGE Code. Interested firms are encouraged to submit their capabilities/qualification data NO LATER THAN 21 August 2017 on 2:00PM Eastern Standard Time. The Government will accept written questions via email only; telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Submissions and questions should be directed to the following point of contact: US Army Contracting Command, Attn: Krista Ellison, ACC-NJ-CC, Building 10, Phipps Rd. Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000, email krista.m.ellison.civ@mail.mil. DISCLAIMER: THIS SOURCES SOUGHT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) TO BE SUBMITTED. IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT. RESPONSES IN ANY FORM ARE NOT OFFERS AND THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. NO FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR PREPARATION OF RESPONSES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY RESPONDENTS TO THIS TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY.

Original Point of Contact

POC Krista M. Ellison, Phone: 9737246894, Laura A. Mackie,

Place of Performance

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