Sunday, May 18, 2014

OIG-USDA Ordering Ballistic Vests

I previously posted about USDA's soliciting .40 caliber submachine guns, and now I see on the same day they had this solicitation for ballistic vests.  I'm no authority on these things, but the Sipsey Street Irregulars have this to say:

The 6 pouch and tactical vest requirement description on this USDA quote confirm that these are ASSAULT vests. They're what troops wear in an attack evolution. This is a full military-styled kit, not designed for typical defensive security work.

: Sources Sought
: Added: May 07, 2014 2:24 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC and Regional Offices, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commerical acquisition of ballist vests, compliant with NIJ 0101.06 for Level IIIA Ballistic Resistance of body armor.  Body armor is gender specific, lightweight, trauma plate/pad (hard or soft), concealable carrier, tactical vest, undergarment (white), identification patches, accessories (6 pouches), body armor carry bag, and professional measurements.  NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENT EXISITS.  All responsible and/or interested sources may submit their company name, point of contact, and telephone number.  If received timely, shall be considered by the agency for contact. 
1400 Independence Ave., SW, Room 40-E J.L. Whitten Fed Bldg
Washington, District of Columbia 20250

USDA, Office of Inspector General - Investigations
Headquarters and Regional Offices
Washington, District of Columbia 20250
United States

Linda F. Josey,
Chief, Procurement Management Branch
Phone: 2027208337
Desiree Clayton,
Sr. Business Analyst
Phone: 202-720-5931
Fax: 202-690-1282

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