Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wisdom from Washington

Monday, February 20th, is Washington's Birthday, a public holiday in the United States. Federal, state, and local government offices will be closed as will many non-retail business.

Since 1971, Washington's Birthday has been observed, as a public holiday on the third Monday in February. The day is commonly called "Presidents’ Day," but the legal name remains, "Washington's Birthday."

"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in the humble and enduring scenes of private life; pious, just, humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform, dignified, and commanding, his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting. To his equals he was condescending, to his inferiors kind, and to the dear object of his affections exemplarily tender; correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence, and virtue always felt his fostering hand; the purity of his private character gave effulgence to his public virtues. His last scene comported with the whole tenor of his life although in extreme pain, not a sigh, not a groan escaped him; and with undisturbed serenity he closed his well-spent life. Such was the man America has lost such was the man for whom our nation mourns."
-- Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee

We could do no better, in reflecting on the life and influence of President Washington, than to consult his 1796 Farewell Address to the nation written as he prepared to retire from public life. It was almost immediately reprinted in newspapers across the country and later in pamphlet form.

In the address Washington argues that the Union of the States "ought to be considered as a main prop of your liberty," and that "there will always be reason to distrust the patriotism of those who in any quarter may endeavor to weaken its bands." He warns against sectionalism: North versus South, or Atlantic versus West. He praises the Constitution, which he declares, "improved upon [the Articles of Confederation]" and "better calculated than [the Articles] for an intimate union." The Constitution, he says, "till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all." As every schoolboy knows, he then goes on to warn against factions and "the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally."

Washington stresses the need for religion and morality if the republic is to be preserved. And he exhorts to maintain good public credit and to be careful with regard to public debt "not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear." Finally Washington warns against foreign alliances.

The full text of the Address is available at libraries and online. The original hand-written address is 32 pages in length, far from a 140 character "tweet."

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Title:             TENT,MX SHELTER, TAN,
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Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             CLOTH, FILAMENT, SILICA, FLAME-HEAT PROTECTIVE THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE ONLY.
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Location:          DLA Maritime PSNS
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Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
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Current Type:      Solicitation
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Title:             SAFETY SHOE MOBILE FOR DEFENSE DISTRIBUTION SAN JOAQUIN
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
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Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             WEBBING, TEXTILES
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Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Feb 14, 2017 2:37 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             CLOTH,FIBERGLASS
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Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             Running Jackets & Trousers
Sol. #:            FA7000-17-T-0027
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Direct Reporting Units
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Current Type:      Sources Sought (Modified)
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
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Agency:            General Services Administration
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Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Current Type:      Award
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Title:             15 WELDERS GLOVES
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Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          DLA Maritime PSNS
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Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             CLOTH,GLASS
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 13, 2017 6:15 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Trackrunner cofferdam containment.
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Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Current Type:      Solicitation (Modified)
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Current Type:      Award
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Title:             CLOTH, FILAMENT, SILICA, FLAME-HEAT PROTECTIVE THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE ONLY.
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Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
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Current Type:      Solicitation
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Title:             Law Enforcement Gear
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Cover
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
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Title:             Operational Camouflage Pattern Individual Shelter System (Tent)
Sol. #:            W912L3-17-T-0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
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Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Request for Information (RFI) for CBP Ballistic Plate Armor
Sol. #:            20097319
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Location:          Procurement Directorate - IN
Posted On:         Feb 13, 2017 12:14 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             RFI to Establish BPAs for Detainee Uniforms
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Title:             Visor, Flyers Helmet
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Feb 13, 2017 10:37 am
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             Plate Carrier Systems
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            AFICA
Location:          AFICA- CONUS
Posted On:         Feb 13, 2017 10:30 am
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
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Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
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Title:             Cotton Knit Velour
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Title:             Cloth Polyester Twill 
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Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
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Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
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Title:             Carrier, Individual
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Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Defense Logistics Agency Detachment
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Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
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Base Posting Date: Feb 08, 2017 2:40 pm
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Title:             TENT,MX SHELTER, TAN,
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
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Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             VISOR,FLYER'S HELME
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0899
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 12, 2017 3:17 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Inmate Pants
Sol. #:            843122
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
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Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
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Base Posting Date: Feb 01, 2017 7:56 am
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Title:             5 Piece Modular Sleep System
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Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
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Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
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Base Posting Date: Feb 10, 2017 2:03 pm
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Title:             Hot Weather Steel Toe Boot (Tan)
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Feb 10, 2017 2:44 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             VISOR,FLYER'S HELME
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 10, 2017 1:35 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             INSIGNIA,GRADE,ENLISTE
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0173
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 10, 2017 12:30 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Army Snow Camo Trousers
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-17-R-0051
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Feb 10, 2017 10:23 am
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 09, 2017 4:49 pm
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Title:             Parachutes
Sol. #:            W52P1J-17-R-3005
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - RI (W52P1J)
Posted On:         Feb 10, 2017 9:54 am
Current Type:      Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Oct 18, 2016 3:12 pm
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Title:             Army Snow Camo Parka
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-17-R-0050
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Feb 10, 2017 9:34 am
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 09, 2017 5:00 pm
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Title:             CLOTH,GLASS
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 6:14 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Parachutes
Sol. #:            W52P1J-17-R-3005
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - RI (W52P1J)
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Oct 18, 2016 3:12 pm
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Title:             Army Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Sol. #:            W912L6-17-R-0003
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for Oklahoma
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 3:00 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Feb 09, 2017 2:41 pm
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Title:             Safety Shoe
Sol. #:            0002902
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Federal Bureau of Investigation
Location:          Procurement Section
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 2:59 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Haix Airpower P7 Waterproof leather boots.
Sol. #:            DESPS1616
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 2:47 pm
Current Type:      Award
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Base Posting Date: Dec 16, 2016 3:06 pm
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Title:             TENT LINER,TEMPER,AIR
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0881
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 1:44 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Carrier, Chemical-Biological
Sol. #:            SPRDL1-17-Q-0176
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Defense Logistics Agency Detachment
Location:          DLA TACOM - Warren Acquisition Center
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 1:22 pm
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Feb 08, 2017 1:43 pm
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Title:             Trackrunner cofferdam containment.
Sol. #:            SPMYM217Q0930
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          DLA Maritime PSNS
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 11:13 am
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Feb 08, 2017 12:06 pm
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Title:             INSIGNIA,GRADE,ENLISTE
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0874
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 11:11 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             THREAD
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0136
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 11:04 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 28, 2017 12:07 am
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Title:             Next Generation Advanced Bomb Suit (NGABS)
Sol. #:            W91CRB-FY17RFI-NGABS
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - APG (W91CRB ) Division D
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 10:36 am
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             ARHO - Historical Window Treatments
Sol. #:            P17PS00527
Agency:            Department of the Interior
Office:            National Park Service
Location:          NPS - All Offices
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 10:15 am
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             RFQ:  Carhart Jacket and Midweight Bib for Calverton Nat'l    
Sol. #:            VA78617Q0228
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
Office:            VA National Cemetery Administration Centralized Contracting Division
Location:          Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration
Posted On:         Feb 09, 2017 7:37 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             DRIVERS GLOVES
Sol. #:            W44W9M634300MU
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 5:20 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 25, 2017 7:24 am
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Title:             Army Combat Uniforms (ACU)
Sol. #:            0010978269-01
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 4:13 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Slip-on Canvas Shoes 
Sol. #:            192117FAO00000123
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
Office:            Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Location:          Headquarters Procurement Division, Wash DC
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 3:40 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Proximity Gear
Sol. #:            N00104-17-Q-X035
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Mechanicsburg PA
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 3:34 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Feb 08, 2017 2:22 pm
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Title:             Carrier, Individual
Sol. #:            SPRDL1-17-Q-0257
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Defense Logistics Agency Detachment
Location:          DLA TACOM - Warren Acquisition Center
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 2:40 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Tactical Gear
Sol. #:            D-17-OI-0016
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Drug Enforcement Administration
Location:          Office of Acquisition Management
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 1:58 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Carrier, Chemical-Biological
Sol. #:            SPRDL1-17-Q-0176
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Defense Logistics Agency Detachment
Location:          DLA TACOM - Warren Acquisition Center
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 1:43 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Sources Sought Domestically Produced Rayon
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-17-RAYON-SOURCES-SOUGHT
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 1:34 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             Border Patrol Academy Student Gear
Sol. #:            20096167
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
Office:            Customs and Border Protection
Location:          Procurement Directorate - DC
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 12:45 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 26, 2017 8:30 am
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Title:             FLY,TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0858
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 12:23 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             ARHO BEDDING TREATMENTS
Sol. #:            P17PS00483
Agency:            Department of the Interior
Office:            National Park Service
Location:          NPS - All Offices
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 12:23 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Cofferdam Containment system.  This is a PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE ONLY
Sol. #:            SPMYM217Q0930
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          DLA Maritime PSNS
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 12:06 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             BOOTWALL,TENT
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 9:32 am
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             Bed Sheets fitted and flat Bed Sheets Fitted and Flat   
Sol. #:            VA24217Q0269
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
Office:            Bronx VAMC (NAL)
Location:          Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted On:         Feb 08, 2017 7:40 am
Current Type:      Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Sources Sought
Base Posting Date: Jan 27, 2017 9:15 am
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee Meeting March 1st

The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will meet on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be open to the public.

Agenda

The COAC will hear from the following subcommittees on the topics listed below and then will review, deliberate, provide observations, and formulate recommendations on how to proceed:

1. The Trade Modernization Subcommittee will discuss the progress of the International Engagement and Trade Facilitation Working Group which is identifying examples of best practices in the U.S. and abroad that facilitate trade. The subcommittee will also discuss the progress of the Revenue Modernization Working Group which is generating advice pertaining to the strategic modernization of Customs and Border Protection's revenue collections process and systems. Additionally, the subcommittee will discuss the progress of the Rulings and Decisions Working Group which has been identifying process improvements in the receipt and issuance of Customs and Border Protection Headquarters' rulings and decisions. Finally, the subcommittee will discuss the progress of the newly formed E-Commerce Working Group.

2. The One U.S. Government Subcommittee (1USG) will discuss the progress of the Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) Working Group. The subcommittee will also discuss the progress and completion of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), core functions, and the Single Window Effort.

3. The Exports Subcommittee will discuss the final work of the Truck Manifest Sub-Working Group, which has been comparing the proposed truck manifest data elements with the Canadian elements. The Post Departure Filing Group will discuss its progress in finalizing the details of its Table Top Exercise.

4. The Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection (TERC) Subcommittee will discuss the progress made on prior TERC recommendations and updates from the Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD), Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), and Forced Labor Working Groups.

5. The Global Supply Chain Subcommittee will present their involvement in the review of a draft supply chain security C-TPAT best practice framework, on-going input received regarding the C-TPAT minimum security criteria and the progress of the Pipeline Working Group.

6. The Trusted Trader Subcommittee will continue their discussion on their vision for an enhanced Trusted Trader concept that includes engagement with CBP to include relevant partner government agencies with a potential for international interoperability.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Federal Business Opportunities through February 8, 2017

Recently posted federal business opportunities.
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Title:             CSAR Clothing System
Sol. #:            FA4861-17-Q-B036
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Combat Command
Location:          99 CONS
Posted On:         Feb 07, 2017 5:50 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Feb 01, 2017 8:02 pm
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Title:             FLY,TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0852
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 07, 2017 1:52 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TEMPER TYPE XLVIII-STA
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0849
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 07, 2017 12:01 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             BASE X TENT PARTS - FORT HOOD
Sol. #:            W91151-17-T-005
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 07, 2017 11:47 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             BASE X TENT PARTS - FORT HOOD
Sol. #:            W91151-17-T-0054
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 07, 2017 11:47 am
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Feb 03, 2017 12:25 pm
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Title:             BOOTS,FIREMEN'S
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0118
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 07, 2017 11:32 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 20, 2017 1:36 pm
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Title:             Parade Leather Cartridge Box
Sol. #:            W911SD-17-T-0102
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command, MICC
Location:          MICC - West Point
Posted On:         Feb 07, 2017 9:42 am
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             HOUSING,FLYER'S HEL
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0167
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 07, 2017 9:14 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             IOTV Generation III Conversion Kits & Components
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-17-R-TBD2
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Feb 07, 2017 8:43 am
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Feb 07, 2017 8:36 am
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Title:             Purchase of Ballistic Vest    
Sol. #:            VA26217Q0413
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
Office:            Long Beach VANLO
Location:          Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 6:38 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             Clothing Requirement 
Sol. #:            H92240-17-R-0001
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
Office:            U.S. Special Operations Command
Location:          NAVSOC
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 5:56 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Nov 15, 2016 6:30 pm
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Title:             CLOTH,IMPREGNATED
Sol. #:            SPE4A717T8865
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Aviation - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 4:02 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT,COT
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0844
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 2:37 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             BOOTS,FIREMEN'S
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0119
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 1:34 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             BOOTS,FIREMEN'S
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0119
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 1:34 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             FRAME ASSEMBLY
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 11:32 am
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             OTS Suit Accessories 
Sol. #:            SourcesSoughtOTSSuits
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Global Strike Command
Location:          28 CONS
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 11:31 am
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             Coated Fabric
Sol. #:            W911QY-17-P-0089
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - APG (W911QY) Natick (SPS)
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 11:00 am
Base Type:         Special Notice
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Title:             Border Patrol Academy Student Gear
Sol. #:            20094764
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
Office:            Customs and Border Protection
Location:          Procurement Directorate - DC
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 8:54 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 26, 2017 9:13 am
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Title:             LIFEGUARD UNIFORMS 2015
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Department of the Interior
Office:            National Park Service
Location:          NPS - All Offices
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 8:15 am
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             Bed Sheets fitted and flat Bed Sheets Fitted and Flat   
Sol. #:            VA24217Q0269
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
Office:            Bronx VAMC (NAL)
Location:          Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 8:14 am
Current Type:      Solicitation
Base Type:         Sources Sought
Base Posting Date: Jan 27, 2017 9:15 am
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Title:             Cloth Polyester Twill 
Sol. #:            W911SD-17-T-0071
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 6:03 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Dec 30, 2016 1:34 pm
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Title:             Cotton Knit Velour
Sol. #:            W911SD-17-T-0072
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 06, 2017 6:02 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Dec 30, 2016 1:33 pm
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Title:             TRAINING AID,PUGIL
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0830
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 05, 2017 1:44 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             SERVICE RIBBON,AWAR
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0825
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 05, 2017 1:36 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             SHOULDER CORD,INFAN
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0828
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 05, 2017 1:36 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT,TEMPER,AIR SUPPOR
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0838
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 05, 2017 1:35 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TEMPER TYPE XLVIII-STA
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0836
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 05, 2017 1:31 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT, TY XLV1, AIR SUP
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0833
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 05, 2017 1:31 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             UNIFORMS    
Sol. #:            VA26217Q0404
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
Office:            Long Beach VANLO
Location:          Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted On:         Feb 03, 2017 5:34 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             CLOTH, FILAMENT, SILICA, FLAME-HEAT PROTECTIVE THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE ONLY.
Sol. #:            SPMYM217Q0914
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          DLA Maritime PSNS
Posted On:         Feb 03, 2017 3:49 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             CLOTH, LAMINATED, FIREPROOF, WEATHERPROOF.
Sol. #:            SPMYM217Q0913
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          DLA Maritime PSNS
Posted On:         Feb 03, 2017 3:35 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Cloth, Poly/Cotton, Twill, White
Sol. #:            W911SD-17-T-0053
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 03, 2017 3:33 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 06, 2017 9:26 am
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Title:             BASE X TENT PARTS - FORT HOOD
Sol. #:            W91151-17-T-0054
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 03, 2017 2:51 pm
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Feb 03, 2017 12:25 pm
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Title:             Light Weight Textiles for Load Bearing Equipment (LBE)
Sol. #:            W911QY-17-LBE
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - APG (W911QY) Natick (SPS)
Posted On:         Feb 03, 2017 11:15 am
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             Cold Weather Combat Boot
Sol. #:            W911QY-17-CWCB
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - APG (W911QY) Natick (SPS)
Posted On:         Feb 03, 2017 11:01 am
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             JACKET, WELDERS - LEATHER OUTSIDE
Sol. #:            SPE1C117X0007
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Feb 03, 2017 10:23 am
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             RF TENTS
Sol. #:            W564KV-17-T-0018
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command, ECC
Location:          409th CSB (W564KV) TCC-Kaiserslautern
Posted On:         Feb 03, 2017 2:28 am
Current Type:      Solicitation
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 17, 2017 6:56 am
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Title:             CSAR Clothing System
Sol. #:            FA4861-17-Q-B036
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Combat Command
Location:          99 CONS
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 7:01 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Feb 01, 2017 8:02 pm
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Title:             Mesh Bags
Sol. #:            FA7000-17-T-0031
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Direct Reporting Units
Location:          USAF Academy - 10 CONS
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 5:47 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 24, 2017 10:08 am
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Title:             USAF Academy Footlockers
Sol. #:            FA7000-17-T-0029
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Direct Reporting Units
Location:          USAF Academy - 10 CONS
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 5:37 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 20, 2017 12:18 pm
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Title:             USAF Academy Cadet Parade Gloves
Sol. #:            FA7000-17-T-0028
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Direct Reporting Units
Location:          USAF Academy - 10 CONS
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 5:14 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 20, 2017 12:42 pm
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Title:             Mtn Equip Team Kits
Sol. #:            F3G1FA7020AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Combat Command
Location:          99 CONS
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 1:16 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Enhanced-Multi Mission Parachute System (E-MMPS)
Sol. #:            M67854-17-R-1200
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            United States Marine Corps
Location:          MARCORSYSCOM
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 12:54 pm
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Dec 15, 2016 8:35 am
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Title:             FULL DRESS HATS
Sol. #:            W911SD-17-T-0037
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 12:03 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Dec 27, 2016 11:11 am
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Title:             CLOTH, LAMINATED
Sol. #:            SPMYM217Q0863
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          DLA Maritime PSNS
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 11:50 am
Current Type:      Solicitation
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Feb 01, 2017 11:44 am
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Title:             Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor for Women
Sol. #:            RFI_SAVER_2017_1BA
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
Office:            Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Location:          Office of Procurement Operations
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 10:46 am
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             POCKET,GENERAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0140
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 10:45 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             HINGE,BLOCK FLYER
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0161
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 10:21 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Inmate Pants
Sol. #:            843122
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 9:54 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Feb 01, 2017 7:56 am
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Title:             Pin, Tent 12" Red
Sol. #:            8340-00-823-7451-2
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 8:06 am
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             RFI:  Carhart Jacket and Midweight Bib for Calverton Nat'l Cemetery.   
Sol. #:            VA78617N0205
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
Office:            VA National Cemetery Administration Centralized Contracting Division
Location:          Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 7:21 am
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             MITTEN SHELLS,SNOW
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0144
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 02, 2017 12:07 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Skis and Bindings
Sol. #:            F3G1FA7020AW02
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Combat Command
Location:          99 CONS
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 8:11 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             CSAR Clothing System
Sol. #:            FA4861-17-Q-B036
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Combat Command
Location:          99 CONS
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 8:02 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             CLOTH,GLASS
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T0410
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 7:32 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             T-Shirts for the South Dakota National Guard
Sol. #:            W912MM-17-T-0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for South Dakota
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 6:58 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Oct 21, 2016 6:58 pm
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Title:             Ballistict Vest Sustainment
Sol. #:            HQ0034-17-R-0038
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
Office:            Washington Headquarters Services
Location:          WHS, Acquisition Directorate
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 4:46 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 27, 2017 4:29 pm
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Title:             Integrated Head Protection System - Full Rate Production
Sol. #:            W91CRB-IHPS-FRP
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - APG (W91CRB ) Division D
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 4:39 pm
Current Type:      Sources Sought (Modified)
Base Type:         Sources Sought
Base Posting Date: Feb 01, 2017 4:23 pm
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Title:             Next Generation Integrated Head Protection System
Sol. #:            W91CRB-IHPS-NG
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - APG (W91CRB ) Division D
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 4:32 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             OPTION - Cufflinks
Sol. #:            W911SD-17-T-0031
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 3:58 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Dec 20, 2016 2:55 pm
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Title:             OPTION - Waist and Breast Plate Buckles
Sol. #:            W911SD-17-T-0035
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 3:56 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Dec 20, 2016 2:55 pm
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Title:             FIRE EQUIPMENT
Sol. #:            000000008520
Agency:            General Services Administration
Office:            Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
Location:          GSA Reverse Auction Platform (4QTF)
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 1:54 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             PACK,FIRELINE,COMPL
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0153
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 1:13 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             INSIGNIA,BRANCH OF
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0158
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 12:42 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             INSIGNIA,RANK,OFFIC
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0157
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 12:42 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             INSIGNIA,RANK,OFFIC
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0156
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 12:37 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             CLOTH, LAMINATED
Sol. #:            SPMYM217Q0863
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          DLA Maritime PSNS
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 11:44 am
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Court Shoe
Sol. #:            W911SD-17-T-0088
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 11:03 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Enhanced-Multi Mission Parachute System (E-MMPS)
Sol. #:            M67854-17-R-1200
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            United States Marine Corps
Location:          MARCORSYSCOM
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 10:38 am
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Dec 15, 2016 8:35 am
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Title:             Bates Shoes High Gloss 
Sol. #:            N00189-16-T-0423
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 9:42 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 12, 2016 10:05 am
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Title:             Inmate Pants
Sol. #:            843122
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 7:56 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             FLAGSTAFF
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0129
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Feb 01, 2017 6:02 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jan 12, 2017 12:48 pm
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OFFICE OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL (OTEXA) USA PAVILION At Techtextil 2017 International Trade Show for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens May 9 – 12, 2017

LOCATION: Messe Frankfurt Fairground, Frankfurt, Germany

SHOW DESCRIPTION: Held biennially in Frankfurt, Germany, Techtextil is a leading international trade fair in technical textiles and nonwovens. Now in its 16th edition, Techtextil is the most comprehensive trade show in the European region for technical textiles. Techtextil 2017 will feature 11 distinct product groups of technical textiles (Research and Development, Technologies, Fibers and Yarns, Woven Fabrics, Nonwovens, Coated Textiles, Composites, Bondtec, Functional Apparel Textiles, Associations, and Publishers) that will reflect the full spectrum of technical textiles, non-woven and innovative garment textile supply chain.

VISITORS/EXHIBITORS: In 2015, Techtextil hosted over 34,000 visitors, and 1,393 exhibitors from 52 countries. During the 15th edition of Techtextil 2015, 97 percent of Techtextil visitors rated their time there as having been well or very well spent.

AMENITIES: The Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce will feature a catalog/sample booth at Techtextil 2017. Included in the package of services are the collections of leads that will be sent to each company in a spreadsheet after the show, promotion of product samples and the opportunity for pre- concurrent and post-show publicity for your company.

COST: OTEXA Sample Booth participation is $950 for up to 5 exhibitors. This cost will allow each company 4-5 samples not to exceed 10 yards or four book samples, company literature and business cards. Shipment of samples to and from Techtextil 2017 is the responsibility of the participant.

For other companies who may seek to have their own booth in the USA pavilion or independent booth, please contact Carrie Kittrell, Sales Manager by Phone: 678-732-2414 or Email: Carrie.Kittrell@usa.messefrankfurt.com.

WHY SHOULD YOU EXHIBIT? Techtextil is more than the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. Only at Techtextil can you meet the international decision makers, developers and buyers of the entire value-creation chain. This is evidenced by the unerringly high levels of satisfaction among 96 percent of exhibitors.

For additional information or to receive a participation kit, please contact Mary Lynn Landgraf at (202) 482-7909 or Mary-Lynn.Landgraf@trade.gov.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OFFICE OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL (OTEXA) USA PAVILION At ADRIATIC SEA 2015 DEFENSE & AEROSPACE EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE April 26th-28th 2017

LOCATION: Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia

SHOW DESCRIPTION: Now in its 4th edition, ASDA 2017 is an international defense exhibition that will showcase and demonstrate cutting edge technologies in the air, sea, and land sectors of defense. This 4th edition of the tri-service Exhibition and Conference is dedicated to Defense, Aerospace, Homeland Security and Safety & Security. ASDA 2017 is fully supported by the Croatian Government through the Croatian Ministry of Defense.

ASDA 2017 offers a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the Adriatic Sea and Southeastern European regions. The event space is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Defense of the government of Croatia which underscores why there is no better place to meet the individuals who are involved in Croatian military acquisition decisions. ASDA 2017 will be the perfect gateway for manufacturers and suppliers to foster new interest in their products within this region. The Croatian Armed Forces Long-Term Development Plan 2015-2024, details the acquisitions required to substantially modernize the Armed Forces at an expected cost of approximately U.S. $ 1 billion. The modernization plans include ongoing and future expected procurements in all three defense sectors: air, land and navy. Textiles are a major component of ASDA 2017, which will showcase everything from clothing to shelters.

VISITORS/EXHIBITORS: In 2015, ASDA hosted 165 exhibitors from 16 countries, over 3,874 attendees from 54 countries and embassy/military attaches from 29 counties. ASDA visitors include high-ranking officials from Defense Ministries and Departments, as well as Armies, Navies, and Air Forces of countries worldwide. Defense industry professionals, Chiefs of Police, Coast Guard branches and private security firms throughout the region are also targeted visitors.

AMENITIES: OTEXA will maintain a sample booth at ASDA 2017 for up to 12 qualified U.S. manufacturers and suppliers of military/defense, industrial, and specialty technical textiles. Participants in this catalog/sample show will receive a package of services, including the collection of leads that will be sent to each company in a spreadsheet after the show, promotion of samples and pre-concurrent and- post show publicity.

COST: $950 for 4-5 samples not to exceed 10 yards or four book samples, company literature and business cards. Shipment of samples to and from ASDA 2017 is the responsibility of the participant.

WHY SHOULD YOU EXHIBIT? OTEXA has not been represented at tradeshows in the Southeastern European region prior to this year’s show. Now, more than ever is the time to respond to the increasing demand in this marketplace. In 2009 Croatia became a full member of NATO. In 2013 Croatia became the European Union’s 28th member.

For additional information or to receive a participation kit, please contact Mary Lynn Landgraf at (202) 482-7909 or

Saturday, February 4, 2017

New Endangered/Threatened Species Regs Create Confusion in Wool Trade

On January 2, 2017, certain sheep (Ovis aries) were added to CITES (The Washington Convention) and require additional documentation for international trade. However the domesticated form Ovis aries aries is not subject to the provisions of the Convention. There relevant part of the CITES Appendices reads:

Appendix IAppendix II

Ovis aries ophion

Ovis aries vignei

Ovis aries (Except the subspecies included in Appendix I, the subspecies O. a. isphahanica, O. a. laristanica, O. a. musimon and O. a. orientalis which are not included in the Appendices, and the domesticated form Ovis aries aries which is not subject to the provisions of the Convention)

Shortly after this change Agathon Associates began receiving notes from clients indicating that they have been asked to provide additional information regarding shippments of wool products, in the form of these additional declarations (or words of the same effect) on invoices for wool products:

  1. Raw Materials are NOT made of OVIS ARIES OPHION or OVIS ARIES VIGNEI.
  2. Raw Materials are made of BRED/DOMESTICATED OVIS ARIES ARIES.

These declarations appear to be in order in light of the January 2nd action relating to certain products of Ovis aries.

Agathon Associates will monitor this new requirement and update as necessary.

BACKGROUND

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as the Washington Convention) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

CITES works by subjecting international trade in specimens of selected species to certain controls. These require that all import, export, re-export and introduction from the sea of species covered by the Convention has to be authorized through a licensing system. ('Re-export' means export of a specimen that was imported.)

The species covered by CITES are listed in three Appendices, according to the degree of protection they need. (For additional information see CITES Species.)

Appendix I includes species threatened with extinction. Trade in specimens of these species is permitted only in exceptional circumstances.

Appendix II includes species not necessarily threatened with extinction, but in which trade must be controlled in order to avoid utilization incompatible with their survival.

Appendix III contains species that are protected in at least one country, which has asked other CITES Parties for assistance in controlling the trade.