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Personal Defense Weapons Solicitation

Solicitation Number: HSCEMS-12-R-00011
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Location: ICE-OAQ-MS
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Jun 07, 2012 11:47 am Modified: Sep 28, 2012 4:24 pmTrack Changes
The purpose of this Amendment is to provide responses to 2 additional questions:

Section C: 3.24.1 Reliability and 3.25 Durability, page C-9 and C-10

Both sections state: The headspace of each firearm shall be monitored throughout reliability testing. The bolt shall not fully close on the "field max" 1.4730 inch headspace gage (NSN 5220-00-070-7814). Testing shall be discontinued for a firearm if replacement parts are not available.

Question: If the contractors weapon is not compatible with the "field max" 1.4730 inch headspace gage (NSN 5220-00-070-7814), can the contractor provide and alternate NO-GO head space gage with the bid samples?

Answer: The vendor may supply special "field max" head space gages if needed for their weapon samples. The gage shall measure the maximum safe headspace length of the weapons chamber. Two gages shall be supplied with the solicitation samples. The gage length shall be certified by an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.

Question: We are unsure of just what we are to insert into the spare parts pricing column in section B. We think it might be to take our system cost and then take 2% of that and include it there, but we also are required to include a priced spare parts list. We are unsure if any of those prices are to be included in the Section B as part of the evaluated price.

Answer: In Section B under the Spare Parts CLIN the figure entered there would be 2% of the Personal Defense Weapon Cost (CLINS 0001, 1001, 2001, 3001, and 4001). The Government anticipates that over the period of the contract 2% will be spent on parts for the weapon. In addition, a spare parts price list is required but will not be evaluated.

This announcement is being placed in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) paragraph 5.207.  It is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items.  5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense.  This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and proposals are being requested.  See attachments for complete details.
Added: Jun 28, 2012 11:27 am Modified: Sep 20, 2012 11:45 amTrack Changes

The purpose of this amendment P00002 is to 1) post questions and answers, 2) provide updated verisons of Section B, Section C, and Section I, 3) provide contact information for Contracting Officer.

1) Section B.6 is revised state the following:

During the base period of the contract the assured minimum is $30,000.

2) Section C 3.22.2 is revised to state the following:

The rear sight shall have a black or dark gray non-reflective finish. The rear sight shall have at least one aperture of no less than 0.19 inches diameter.

3) Section I the following Clause was included:

52.227-15 Representation of Limited Rights Data and Restricted Computer Software (DEC 2007)

4) All correspondence regarding this solicitation should be submitted to Deborah L. Freeman, Contracting Officer at or contact via telephone on 202-732-2639.

5) There are no other changes as a result of this amendment.

The revisions cited above are incorporated into the attached documents.



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Posted Date:
June 7, 2012
SF-30(PDW).pdf (90.92 Kb)
Description: Standard Form 30
Description: Section B - Supplies or Services and Prices/Costs
Description: Section C - Description/Specifications/Statement of Work
Description: Section D - Packaging and Marking
Section E(PDW).pdf (122.45 Kb)
Description: Section E - Inspection and Acceptance
Section F(PDW).pdf (126.32 Kb)
Description: Section F - Deliveries or Performance
Description: Section G - Contract Administration Data
Section H(PDW).pdf (143.20 Kb)
Description: Section H - Special Contract Requirements
Section I(PDW).pdf (159.43 Kb)
Description: Section I - Contract Clauses
Section J(PDW).pdf (137.83 Kb)
Description: Section J - List of Documents, Exhibits, and Other Attachments
Description: Attachment J-1 Past Performance Questionnaire
Description: Section K - Representations, Certifications, and Other Statements of Offerors or Respondents
Section L(PDW).pdf (177.28 Kb)
Description: Section L - Instructions, Conditions, and Notices to Offerors
Description: Section M - Evaluation Factors for Award

Amendment 1

Posted Date:
June 28, 2012
Description: Standard Form 30 to revise the due date of proposal
Description: Revision to Attachment J-1 for past performance date change
Description: Revision to Section L for Question due date change and proposal date change

Amendment 2

Posted Date:
September 20, 2012
Description: Amendment P00002
Description: Revised Section B
Description: Revised Section C
Description: Revised Section I
Description: Questions and Answers
801 I Street, NW, Suite 910,
Washington, District of Columbia 20536-0001
United States
801 I Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20536
United States
Deborah L Freeman,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 202-732-2639
Paul T. Osterhaus,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 202-732-2530
Fax: 202-732-7201