Thursday, June 21, 2018

AUGUSTINE TANTILLO RECEIVES CHAPMAN AWARD

Augustine Tantillo, National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has been awarded the Chapman Award, named in honor of James A. Chapman, Sr., James A. Chapman, Jr. and Joseph W. Chapman of Inman Mills. The Chapman Award was established by the Southern Textile Association to recognize individuals for exemplary service to the textile industry. By vote of the Board of Governors, Augustine Tantillo, President and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations, received the Award during the STA Business Breakfast Session of the Joint Annual Meeting of the STA and Fiber Buyer Groups at The Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Award was presented by Randy Blackston, Vice President of Operations, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics and Past President of STA.

Augustine Tantillo was named President and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) in August 2013. NCTO is the voice of the domestic textile industry in Washington, DC. With more than 130 current members, NCTO represents manufacturers from every major sector of the U.S. textile industry, including fiber, yarn, fabric, home furnishings and vertically integrated apparel producers.

Prior to joining NCTO, Mr. Tantillo served as Executive Director of the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition (AMTAC) for more than 10 years. AMTAC represented U.S. producers dedicated to improving international trade policies in order to bolster U.S. investment and employment in the manufacturing sector.

Mr. Tantillo began his thirty-plus year career in Washington, DC after graduating Clemson University in 1981. Other notable aspects include forming Washington consulting SRG & Associates in 1993, and an appointment by President George Herbert Walker Bush in 1989 to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Textiles, Apparel and Consumer Goods. In that position, he developed and implemented policies to enhance the international competitiveness of the U.S. textile and apparel sector, as well as major consumer goods industries. In addition, he served as chairman of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). Prior to his appointment at the Department of Commerce, he served as Chief-of-Staff to United States Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina in the late 1980’s.

On a personal note, Auggie was born and raised in North Augusta, SC, and is the youngest of nine children. He is married to Lisa Shuping of NC, and they have three wonderful daughters and two grandsons.

CPSC Staff to Participate in ASTM Meeting

On Monday, June 25, 2018, Joanna Matheson, Consumer Product Saety Commission Directorate for Health Sciences, and possibly other CPSC staff will participate in a meeting (via WebEx) with the ASTM D13.50 sub-committee for Smart Textiles 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting agenda is in process and will be posted and/or available at the meeting. This meeting was requested by and organized by ASTM.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Department of Defense Clothing Contract Awarded

Tennier Industries Inc., Delray Beach, Florida, has been awarded a maximum $9,309,281 modification (P00003) exercising the first one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-17-D-1090) with two one-year option periods for various designs of all-purpose parkas. This is a firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Locations of performance are Tennessee and Florida, with a June 19, 2019, performance completion date. Using military services are Marine Corps and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Federal Business Opportunities through June 20, 2018

Recently posted federal business opportunities.
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Title:             Notice of Intent to Award a Single Source Contract
Sol. #:            FA4427-18-P-0139
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Uniforms Fire Resistant/Retardant 598-18-3-8307-0209/VA256-18-AP-8128   
Sol. #:            36C25618Q9606
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Ballistic Vests & Accessories
Sol. #:            HQ0034-18-R-0043
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             CLOTH,IMPREGNATED
Sol. #:            SPE4A718Q1287
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             CLOTH,PARACHUTE
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0244
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Male Briefs
Sol. #:            192118FAO00000138
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             NTC RETENTION
Sol. #:            FTIRWINNTCRPISAQ001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             POLE,TENT, Y Pole MGPTS
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             IR US Flag Reverse
Sol. #:            Eustis7TBXBCJ0006
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tactical Gear for Air and Marine Operations
Sol. #:            20106514
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             DECORATION SET,INDIVID
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0281
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             RIBBON,AWARD COMPON
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1623
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             FASTENER TAPE,PILE
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1622
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             OCP Military Helmet Bands w/ Sewing
Sol. #:            W912L1-18-Q-0185
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Promotional Items
Sol. #:            H9225718Q0107
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Promotional Items
Sol. #:            W912J2-18-R-0012
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             JMAS Aiguillettes
Sol. #:            HHM402-18-Q-0078
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             US Army Band Distinctive Scarlet Caps
Sol. #:            MYERTUSABTAP0033
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BODY ARMOR & ACCESSORIES
Sol. #:            140R1718Q0035
Agency:            Department of the Interior
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Title:             COVERALLS
Sol. #:            SPMYM218Q3167
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             BODY ARMOR & ACCESSORIES
Sol. #:            140R1718Q0031
Agency:            Department of the Interior
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Title:             Aircrew Laser Eye Protection Block 3 IDIQ Request for Proposal
Sol. #:            FA8606-18-R-0013
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             GLOVES
Sol. #:            SPMYM218Q2892
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SAFETY FOOTWEAR
Sol. #:            N0040618Q0240
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             UNIFORMS
Sol. #:            N68836-18-Q-0201
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             India White Cloth
Sol. #:            W911SD-18-T-0039
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             COVERALLS
Sol. #:            DUGWAYFIREDWA0008
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             VA258-18-AP-1210 STRESS VEST    
Sol. #:            36C25818Q9476
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             RESTRAINT,INVOLUNTA
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1360
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             FLIGHT DECK JERSEY
Sol. #:            N0024418Q0158
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             10X10 Canopy Pop-Up Tents
Sol. #:            KNOX2NDBRIGADEPB0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Aircrew Laser Eye Protection Block 3 IDIQ Request for Proposal
Sol. #:            FA8606-18-R-0013
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             CSI and Forensics Equipment
Sol. #:            191NLE18Q0034
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             Synopsis for Recruiting and Retention Recognition and Promotion Items (RPI)
Sol. #:            W91SMC-18-Q-1015
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Overshoe, Dress
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0279
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Blinds Installed Camp Williams Utah
Sol. #:            W91NSD8136-0104
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             GLOVES, THERMAL and IMMERSION PROTECTIVE
Sol. #:            8415-01-653-8436
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SHOE COVER
Sol. #:            SPMYM218Q3161
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             GEN III Layer 6 Parka, Class 3, OCP
Sol. #:            SPE1C118R0115
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Liner Kits Used in Assembly of M8E1 Chemical and Biological Protective Shelters
Sol. #:            W52P1J-18-R-LINR
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             India White Cloth
Sol. #:            W911SD-18-T-0039
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Notice of Intent to Sole Source
Sol. #:            W91CRB-14-C-0005_NOTICEOFINTENT
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Grenade Pouches
Sol. #:            RHHCS80075
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Flag Staff - 8 Foot
Sol. #:            POLKPROTLDT-00001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             FLAG,INDIVIDUAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0268
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

USTR Seeks Comments on India's Export Subsidies

On June 18, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published in the Federal Register (83 FR 28306) WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding India--Export Related Measures.

On March 14, 2018, the United States requested consultations concerning certain Indian export subsidies provided through: (1) The Export Oriented Units Scheme and sector specific schemes, including Electronics Hardware Technology Parks Scheme, (2) the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme, (3) the Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme, (4) Special Economic Zones, and (5) a duty-free imports for exporters program. The parties failed to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution to this dispute. On May 17, 2018, the United States requested the establishment of a panel. The Dispute Settlement Body considered this request at its meeting of May 28, 2018, and established a panel to consider this dispute.

The United States alleges that India is providing prohibited export subsidies contrary to Articles 3.1(a) and 3.2 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures. USTR invites written comments concerning the issues raised in this dispute.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Navy Dress Shoe Contract Awarded

Original Footwear LLC, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $10,393,386 modification (P00019) exercising the third one-year option of a one-year base (SPE1C1-15-D-1067) with three one-year options for men's and women's leather dress shoes. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Locations of performance are Puerto Rico and Michigan, with a June 16, 2019, performance completion date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Navy Uniform Contract Awarded

M&M Manufacturing LLC, Lajas, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $25,552,591 modification (P00140) exercising the fourth one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-14-D-1048) with four one-year option periods for various types of Navy working uniform blouses and trousers. The modification brings the maximum dollar value of the contract to $82,243,090 from $56,690,499. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Puerto Rico, with a June 15, 2019, performance completion date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.