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--M240L Medium Machine Gun

Solicitation Number: W15QKN-09-X-0297
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command
Location: ACC - New Jersey
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Sources Sought
Added: Feb 18, 2009 11:03 am
This notice is a Sources Sought announcement. There is no solicitation available at this time. The U.S. Army, Joint Munitions and Lethality Contracting Center, on behalf of the Product Manager, Crew Served Weaponsis conducting a market survey to identify potential sources for fabrication and delivery of a lightweight version of the existing M240B Machine Gun,herein referred to as the M240L Machine Gun (MG.) The overall effort is forfabrication, inspection testing and delivery of First Article weapon systemsand spare parts required to support Government testing; and fabrication anddelivery of production weapon systems and spare parts.The M240L Medium Machine Gun (MMG) is a gas-operated, air-cooled, belt-fed7.62mm weapon that fires NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) standardammunition from an open bolt position. It features a folding bipod, quickchange barrel assembly with integral carrying handle gas system, feed cover,bolt assembly (which allows closing of the cover regardless of bolt position),plastic buttstock, integral optical sight rail, and forward rails. The M240Llightweight features are a titanium receiver, redesigned barrel assembly withrecontoured outer dimensions, titanium carrying handle, and lighter weight gashousing; and pistol grip/trigger frame assembly composed of a metal/polymerhybrid. The estimated quantity of M240L MMG that will be purchased is 12,788 over a 4 year period. All responding sources shall provide a summary of their Companys capabilities including organizations, name/address/point of contact identification, capabilities, a description of facilities/equipment, manufacturing process, inspection capability, personnel, past experience, and current production capacity per month and whether the company is a small or large business. The Government expects that to be responsive to this requirement a contractor will need the capacity to manufacture M240L MediumMachine Guns.All responsible interested sources are encouraged to submit theircapabilities/qualification data in regard to the above no later than5 March 2009. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation tothe Government. Please include company name, address, telephone number,technical point of contact, and brochures/literature. Firms interested in this acquisition should adequately describe theirexperience in manufacturing M240L Medium Machine Guns.This is a market survey for informational and planning purposes only.THIS IS NOT A SOLITICATION AND DOES NOT OBLIGATE THE GOVERNMENT TO ISSUEA SOLICITATION. Please be advised that the Government will not pay for anyinformation submitted under this announcement. Any and all information andquestions should be emailed to the U.S. Catherine John-Angle Contact telephone number is 973-724-3841.
US Army, Army Contracting Command, Joint Munitions and Lethality (JM&L) Contracting Center, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey 07806-5000
CATHERINE JOHN-ANGLE, Contract Specialist, (973)724-3386