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10--M110 Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS)

Solicitation Number: W15QKN-12-X-F026
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command
Location: ACC - New Jersey
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Sources Sought
Added: Jul 30, 2012 9:06 am
Sources Sought - Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS). The US Army, Army Contracting Command, New Jersey on behalf of the Project Manager Soldier Weapons (PMSW), located at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ is conducting a market survey to identify potential sources for manufacturing a complete system or reconfiguring some or all of the existing 7.62 x 51mm M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) currently available in Army inventory to the specifications identified in this notice. The current M110 is a lightweight, direct gas operated, semi-automatic, box magazine fed, 7.62 x 51mm rifle intended to engage and defeat personnel targets out to 800 meters. This notice is to determine if there are potential sources capable of reconfiguring existing US Army M110 SASS's, or manufacturing new complete systems to meet the following criteria:

1. Operation: Semi-automatic
2. Caliber: Compatible with 7.62x51mm NATO cartridges
3. Accuracy: Capable of 0.60" AMR at 100m or better with match ammunition.
4. Size: Overall length shall be reduced using a shorter barrel and/or collapsible buttstock. Maximum overall assembled length of the rifle shall be not greater than 36 inches with the stock at its shortest position and no sound suppressor mounted.
5. Weight: Weight shall be no more than 9.0 lb for the unloaded rifle without optics and accessories.
6. Grip: A modular, adjustable pistol grip.
7. Trigger: A non-adjustable match style trigger.
8. Hand guard: A fore-end that includes a fixed 12 o' clock rail with configurable 3, 6, and 9 o' clock rails.
9. Sound suppressor: A muzzle mounted, detachable sound suppressor.
10. Muzzle device: A compensator/muzzle break compatible with the sound suppressor.
11. Bipod: Tool-less detachment featuring cant and pan/track capability.
12. Day optic: An Army specified variable power day optic and compatible rings.
13. Back up sights: Iron sights offset 45 deg from the DOS.
14. Sling attachment: Flush cup, quick detach sling attachment points.
15. Barrel and Receiver Life: Significant improvement from M110 requirements while enduring higher rates of fire.

In addition to the above listed enhancements, the CSASS must meet the operational and environmental requirements that were fulfilled by the original M110 SASS.
Firms/companies are invited to provide information and relative background on their capabilities to provide spare parts and contractor logistical support for depot level maintenance of the entire upgraded weapon system. The production requirement for CSASS is at an estimated range of 125 per month with a capability to ramp up to 325 per month. Please provide comments as the Government seeks to understand industrial capability on production rate and timing as envisioned.

Vendor Questionnaire: The purpose of this questionnaire is to obtain information from industry to assist in the market research. Firms/companies are invited to indicate their interest and capability to satisfy the above requirements by identifying the following items:

1. Company Name
2. Company Address / Country Represented / Website
3. Company point of contact and phone number
4. Business Size (Small/Large & Number of Employees) CAGE Code / DUNS Number 5. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this effort is 332994.
6. Commerciality:
a. ( ) Our product as described above, has been sold, leased or licensed to the general public
b. ( ) Our product as described above, has been sold in substantial quantities, on a competitive basis, to multiple state and local governments. The development of the product was done exclusively at private expense
c. ( ) None of the above applies. Explain.
7. Location where primary work will be performed (if more than one location, please indicate the percentage for each location).
8. Major partners or suppliers.
9. Identify existing facilities, equipment and workforce (identify what percentage would be supporting this new effort and what additional resources would be required).
10. Provide minimum and maximum monthly production rates of past production of same or similar items.
11. Please provide any additional comments

All responsible, interested offerors are encouraged to submit their capabilities/qualification data and any pertinent information in hard copy or via email, within 15 calendar days to:

US Army, Army Contracting Command-New Jersey
ACC-NJ-SW, Bldg 10B, Attn: Marlene Sanchez
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000.

The point of contact is Marlene Sanchez at All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the Government. NO TELEPHONE INQUIRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. The Government will accept written questions by email to Any information provided will not be returned.

This is a sources sought notice only and should not be construed as a Request for Proposal or a commitment by the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this market survey. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the Government. If a formal solicitation is generated at a later date, a solicitation notice will be published and more detailed technical requirements will be provided.
ACC - New Jersey, Center for Contracting and Commerce, Building 10 Phipps RD, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
Army Contracting Command-New Jersey ACC-NJ-SW, Bldg. 45B Picatinny Arsenal NJ
Marlene Sanchez, 973-724-2332

ACC - New Jersey