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10--Individual Carbine

Solicitation Number: W15QKN-11-R-F003
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command
Location: ACC - New Jersey
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This is a DRAFT Request for Proposal (RFP) W15QKN-11-R-F003 for theIndividual Carbine (IC). This notice also serves as the official announcementof the Industry Day (Pre-proposal Conference) for the IC program. Thisannouncement is issued for planning purposes only and constitutes a requestfor exchange of information pursuant to FAR 15.201. The purpose of exchanginginformation is to both improve the understanding of Government requirements byindustry, and improve Government knowledge of industry capabilities. Offerorsare directed to NOT submit proposals at this time.

The Government has determined a need to find the best IC weapon that providesthe best value to the Government. The Individual Carbine will enable theengagement of enemy combatants with a highly reliable weapon system throughoutthe range of military operations and environments. The IC will also possessthe ability to utilize current and future weapon accessories and opticsthrough the use of an integrated rail system. The IC will replace selectedcurrent capability weapon system(s) and leverage commercial technologyadvancements. The IC requirements support future system enhancements foraccuracy, lethality, reliability, signature suppression, ammunitionimprovements, maintenance and other weapon/accessory technologies.

This IC DRAFT RFP, for the Individual Carbine IC, is issued under a Full andOpen Competition environment, subject to FAR part 15. The Government intendsto award up to three Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) typecontracts, with a final down select to be made to a single contractor fortheir design. All resulting delivery orders will be firm fixed price. TheGovernment will select for award(s) the proposal(s) which represent the BestValue to the Government.

Potential Offerors are invited to participate in a question and answer forumwith IC personnel, focusing on the IC DRAFT RFP. This Q&A forum will providean opportunity for potential Offerors to ask questions prior to the release ofa final solicitation. Offerors shall submit questions electronically no laterthan March 10, 2011, to Peter Snedeker, contact information is provided end ofthis announcement. It is anticipated that questions submitted will be postedon FedBizOpps along with corresponding answers. In addition, an Industry Daywill be hosted for further clarification.

Industry day is scheduled for March 30, 2011. Only interested parties withinthe Small Arms Industry will be granted admittance. This date and informationis subject to change: please monitor FedBizOpps frequently for any schedulechanges. The format of the Industry Day will consist of a presentation by theGovernment with a written question and answer session following (restrictionswill apply). The meeting will be held at:

Doubletree Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia, United States 22202-2891Tel: 1-703-416-4100Fax: 1-703-416-4126There are rooms available under the "IC Industry Day"

Comments/Questions regarding the Draft RFP submitted after Industry Day willnot be addressed. Interested parties should contact Peter Snedeker no laterthan March 17, 2011, to register for the event. Hotel reservations should bebooked directly with the hotel.



Note: No information exchanged with industry will be considered in theevaluation process. Offerors are directed not to submit proposals at thistime.

In addition, this announcement serves as notification that export controlprocedures regulated by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)are in effect. The DRAFT Purchase Description AR-PD-173 Attachment 0009 hasbeen marked Distribution D. Offerors that are interested in receiving thisdocument must be in compliance with ITAR and possess the proper authorizationto receive this technical data.

AR-PD-173 is marked distribution statement D - DISTRIBUTION STATEMENTAUTHORIZED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) AND U.S. DOD CONTRACTORS ONLY.

AR-PD-173 will be available upon request, provided that all necessary paperwork is properly completed by the requester, submitted, and approved prior toany release. In order to process a request for the drawing package or otherinformation each requester (U.S. & Canada) must complete and submit thefollowing forms:

FORM: DD2345 Military Critical Technical Data AgreementAttachment 0010: AMSTA 1350 Technical Data Request QuestionnaireAttachment 0011: Non-Disclosure Agreement

Foreign Vendors Contractors shall comply with all applicable laws andregulations regarding export-controlled items, including, but not limited to,the requirement for Contractors to register with the Department of State inaccordance with the ITAR. The Contractor may consult with the Department ofState regarding any questions relating to compliance with the ITAR and mayconsult with the Department of Commerce regarding any questions they may haverelating to compliance with the Export Administration Regulation (EAR).Please reference the following link consulting these regulationshttp://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html

The Contractor's responsibility to comply with all applicable laws andregulations regarding export-controlled items exists independent of, and isnot established or limited by, the information provided above.

This is a special notice only and is for planning purposes only. THIS IS NOTA FINAL SOLICITATION AND DOES NOT OBLIGATE THE GOVERNMENT TO ISSUE A FINALSOLICITATION. THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT OBLIGATED TO REIMBURESE ANY PARTICPATINGCONTRACTORS FOR ATTENDANCE AT INDUSTRY DAY.

Contact Information:Peter Snedekerpeter.snedeker@us.army.mil(973)724-4009

The DRAFT RFP is an attachment that can be found on Procnet http://procnet.pica.army.mil/
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US Army, Army Contracting Command, Joint Munitions and Lethality (JM&L) Contracting Center, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey 07806-5000
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Peter Snedeker, Contract Specialist, (973)724-4009

Peter Snedeker