BALLISTIC INSERT KITS; STAB RESISTANCE INSERTS

Agency: Department of Justice
State: Mississippi
Level of Government: Federal
Category:
  • 84 - Clothing, Individual Equipment, and Insignia
Opps ID: NBD00159272584162615
Posted Date: Oct 4, 2017
Due Date: Oct 12, 2017
Solicitation No: FPI-RFI-CT2232-17
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
FPI-RFI-CT2232-17
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Oct 04, 2017 11:18 am

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION/MARKET SURVEY


FPI-RFI-CT2232-17 October 4, 2017


Subject: BALLISTIC PANEL INSERT KITS IN VARIOUS SIZES AND COLORS PER SPECIFICATON CO/PD 00-02I AND CIVILIAN BALLISTIC VESTS; INSERTS FOR STAB RESISTANCE VESTS


THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY AND YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT AN OFFER. THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) DOES NOT COMMIT THE GOVERNMENT TO PAY ANY COSTS INCURRED IN PREPARATION OF ANY SUBMISSION TO THIS MARKET SURVEY, OR TO CONTRACT SERVICES. THE MARKET SURVEY RESULTS WILL BE USED BY THE CONTRACTING STAFF TO DEVELOP CURRENT ACQUISTION STRATEGY.


General:
Federal Prison Industries, (UNICOR) currently performs under contract W91CRB-13-D-0028. This contract supplies Body Armor products such as Outer Tactical Vests (OTV) for U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC). These inserts must be Berry Amendment compliant - manufactured within the USA, and meet the qualifications listed in the Statement of Work. In addition to the currently awarded contract, UNICOR intends to quote on future solicitations of both the US Military and other various Federal Agencies. UNICOR also manufactures ballistic and stab resistance vests for other government agencies. These panels are also purchased from industry suppliers.


A listing of the SOW and materials are included in this RFI. UNICOR, FPI is seeking information about the Contractor's capability to meet the SOW and provide the listed materials.


All interested parties shall furnish the following minimum information:
1. Name of Company
2. Telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address
3. Brief summary of company history and capability to meet requirements to include any similar government contract for body armor the company has performed
4. Business Size (i.e., Large, Small, Socio-economic category)
5. State if Company is Manufacturer or Non-Manufacturer
6. Any other information Contractor deems pertinent to this request


Response Deadline: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 AT 2:00 PM EST


For planning and scheduling purposes, to insure being included in our market research for these products, responses must be received no later than 2:00 PM (EST) on Thursday, October 12, 2017.


Responses shall be sent via email only to Tina Jeffery at Tina.Jeffery@usdoj.gov



Other Information:
STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW):


1.0 General/List of Materials


OTV Panel Kits
Anticipated Colors: Woodland, Desert, Coyote
Anticipated Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL
OTV,CONVERSION-BALLISTIC-KITS
NSN NUMBER: Various
U/M:EACH
TO INCLUDE:
(1) BALLISTIC INSERTS LEFT/RIGHT/BACK FOR OTV SHELL
(1) BALLISTIC INSERTS FOR GROIN PROTECTOR
(1) BALLISTIC INSERT FOR THROAT PROTECTOR
(1) YOKE-OUTERSHELL
(1) BALLISTIC INSERT LEFT/RIGHT FOR YOKE
MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT PURCHASE DESCRIPTION CO/PD 00-2I
"Material must be complaint with DFARS,252,225-7012
Preference for Certain domestic commodities"
"Certificate of conformance is required"
"Test Reports are required per I.A.W.D.P.S.C.M.4155.3"



Thrust Guards
THRUST-GUARD-INSERT-KIT-OR-EQUAL
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL
THRUST-GUARD-INSERT-KIT OR EQUAL,FRONT/AND/REAR-THRUST
PANELS MADE OF TWO (2) LAYERS OF H.T.S COBALT ALLOY
IMPACT RESISTANT MATERIALS - LAMINATED WITH KEVLAR &
BODY SIDE CUSHION OF 3/4" FIRE RETARDANT URETHANE
FOAM. SHOULDER INSERT MADE OF TEN (10) PLIES OF
KEVLAR OVER A 1/4" HIGH DENSITY OPEN CELL FIRE
RETARDANT FOAM.
METAL MAY BE WRAPPED WITH ONE (1) PLY OF ARAMID FABRIC
OR ONE (1) PLY OF POLY FELT
CERTIFIED TO NIJ 0115.00 TO EDGED BLADE LEVEL 3 AND
SPIKE LEVEL 3



Civilian Ballistic Kit Inserts
CIVIL-BALLISTIC-KIT-INSERT-35-LAY
Sizes: S - 4XL Regular, L - 4XL Long, S - 4XL Wide, L - 4XL Long-Wide
POINT BLANK PRODUCT CODE: CY2C33BS0H or Equal
DESCRIPTION: CIVIL-BALLISTIC INSERT KIT-35 LAY
PRODUCT CONSISTS OF 35 LAYERS OF, HIGH PERFORMANCE BALLISTIC MATERIAL
COLOR: BLACK
TO INCLUDE:
(1) BALLISTIC INSERT (35 LAYERS) FOR FRONT OF CIVILIAN VEST
(2) BALLISTIC INSERT (35 LAYERS) FOR BACK OF CIVILIAN VEST
TESTING MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF NIJ-STD-0101.06.
Model: CIIIA-2 or equal
Soft Ballistic system build with Woven Aramid and Aramid Uni-directional
materials.
This model of armor has been determined to comply with NIJ standard-
0101.06 by the NIJ Compliance Testing Program and is listed on the NIJ
Compliant Products List
Threat Level: NIJ0101.06 IIIA
Ballistic Warranty Period: 5 Years



2.0 Scope


UNICOR seeks to enter into a contract with a potential awardee that would consist of a 1 year base and 4 option years if exercised contract. The awardee will provide UNICOR with various Ballistic/Stab Resistant products and services to allow UNICOR to perform under its current and future contracts. Materials may be awarded by individual groups: OTV Inserts, Thrust Guards, Civilian Inserts.


3.0 Objectives


The Awardee must be able to demonstrate an extensive past experience and technical ability to provide a broad range of ballistic and stab proof packages as well as support services in the manufacturing of body armor products. UNICOR's objective is to select an awardee that can ensure timely deliveries, available capacities and manufacturing expertise of the required products. The awardee will also demonstrate that it has an extensive Quality Control Program that meets the needs of the Government's Body Armor requirements.



4.0 Tasks / Requirements


The below items describe the requirements on what UNICOR will need:


? First Article Testing (FAT) shall be conducted through Aberdeen Test Center in accordance with the OTV Purchase Description CO/PD 00-02I. Additional FAT testing may be required for future contract UNICOR may be awarded. All FAT testing is at contractor's expense. Copy of the purchase description is attached to RFI. FAT approval is required 60 days after contract award. If FAT approval is not obtained within the allotted time, the contractor will sign a waiver releasing UNICOR to purchase any needed ballistic panels from a FAT approved contractor in order for UNICOR to avoid delinquent customer orders. Once approval is achieved, this wavier will be void.


? Must be able to provide NIJ Standard 0101.06 Certified Ballistic Packages in Threat Level IIIA certified in size range C1 through C5 with a minimum 1,700 fps 357 SIG V50 as verified on NLECTC website.


? Must provide NIJ Standard 0115.0 Certified Protection Class Spike and Edged Blade, Threat Level 3 packages as verified on the NLECTC website. Contractor will have 60 days from award date to have package certified by NIJ. If certification is not obtained within the allotted time, the contractor will sign a waiver releasing UNICOR to purchase any needed ballistic panels from a certified contractor in order for UNICOR to avoid delinquent customer orders. Once certification is achieved, this waiver will be void.


? The only approved facility for ballistic testing for this procurement is a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) approved laboratory. The contractor shall use an NIJ approved laboratory for ballistic testing.


? Must provide a Lot Acceptance and First Article Test Acceptance Witness Program, which ensures that all testing of ballistic packages is properly conducted and manages data collection from testing to ensure quality and anticipate downturns in performance.


? Must be ISO 9001-2008 certified.


? Must demonstrate capacity to produce up to 1,200 sets of OTV Ballistic Kits daily, with a 25% surge capacity capability.


? Products provided shall be in compliance with the "Berry Amendment", in that all components of the item are to be "grown, reused, or produced in the United States." Reference DFAR Clause 252.225-7012 Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities (JAN 2007). Must certify all manufacturing will be done in the U.S. and all raw material items will be U.S. made under condition of the Berry Amendment as it applies to body armor production.


? Must work in conjunction with UNICOR and its customer on specific technologies to be applied to the manufacturing process that will ensure a timely delivery and quality product. This may include the need for onsite training to UNICOR workforce at its facility.


5.0 Delivery


Delivery will be made within 60 days of ARO. Delivery will be made to the factory located in Yazoo City Mississippi. All military items are subject to Lot Acceptance testing conducted by Aberdeen Test Center. In the event of a testing failure the contractor will be required to refund or replace lot within 30 days of notification of failure. All deliveries will require a certificate of conformance and test reports. Failure to provide a C.O.C. or test report shall be cause for rejection of the shipment. Inspection and acceptance shall be at Destination by UNICOR Federal Prison Industries.
Note: Up to a 3% consideration may be taken if the delivery is late.


6.0 Government Furnished Property


At this time there is no Government Furnished Property. But if at anytime the government needs to furnish property, materials, and or equipment, it will be discussed with the awardee to establish all requirements of the contract.


7.0 Security


This contract will be administered and performed inside a Federal Prison at Yazoo City Mississippi. Certain precautions will be required when shipping materials into the prison or when visiting the prison for technical assistance. No items such as explosives, sharp instruments, radios, cell phones or cutting devices will be allowed to be shipped or brought into the secure institutions. When visiting the secure institution, individuals will be required to pass a NCIC approval before entering the institution.



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Posted Date:
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Description: PD CO PD 00-2I
Contracting Office Address :
P.O. Box 3000
Manchester, Kentucky 40962
Place of Performance :
FPI YAZOO CITY
2225 HALEY BARBOUR PARKWAY
YAZOO CITY , Mississippi 39194
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Tina Jeffery
Phone: 606-598-1900 ext 4151
Fax: 606-599-5115

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