Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dept. of Defense Clothing Contracts Awarded

UNICOR/Federal Prison Industries, Washington, District of Columbia, has been awarded a maximum $12,564,000 modification (P00007) exercising the second one-year option of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-16-D-1008) with two one-year option periods for Army physical fitness jackets. The modification brings the maximum dollar value of the contract to $36,854,000 from $24,390,000. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Locations of performance are Virginia, Florida, Arizona, and Washington, District of Columbia, with an Oct. 29, 2018, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Excel Manufacturing Corp., El Paso, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $8,790,860 modification (P00121) exercising the fourth one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-14-D-1006) with four one-year option periods for various types of coats and trousers. The modification brings the maximum dollar value of the contract to $34,111,503 from $25,320,643. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Texas, with an April 22, 2019, estimated performance completion date. Using customers are the Air Force and the Afghanistan government. Types of appropriation are fiscal 2018 through 2019 defense working capital and foreign military sales funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dept. of Commerce Preliminary Findings on Health and Competitiveness of U.S. Textile Industy

In other news, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") launched a survey and assessment of the health and competitiveness of the U.S. textile, apparel, and footwear industry in 2016. When completed, the findings will update a similar study done in 2003, and will cover topics including employment, production, competitors and customers, supply chain, financial information, research and development, effectiveness of the Berry Amendment, and future industrial challenges. The BIS team is now prepared to share preliminary findings of the study that will be unveiled later this year.

To register for a joint National Council of Textile Organizations ("NCTO") and American Apparel & Footwear Association ("AAFA") webinar on BIS's preliminary findings TODAY AT 2:00 EDT: click on the link below:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5518592182122119427

DLA Troop Support Clothing & Textiles

Thank's to the National Council of Textile Organzations for pointing us to a plethora of information relating to U.S. Department of Defense planned textile and clothing acquisitions found at http://www.dla.mil/TroopSupport/ClothingandTextiles/CTIndustry/VendorsFAQ.aspx.

CPCS Attending the American Home Furnishings Alliance Regulatory Summit

On October 25, 2017, Andrew Lock and Allyson Tenney, Consumer Product Safety Directorate for Laboratory Sciences will attend the American Home Furnishings Alliance Regulatory Summit with industry representatives at The Conference Center at Guilford Technical Community College, Colfax, North Carolina.

Cotton Incorporated Launches free on-line learning facility

The African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation ("ACTIF") congratulates Cotton Incorporated on their latest initiative "Cotton University". This is a free on-line educational facility, delivering learning opportunities that can be accessed wherever you are and in your own time and covering a wide range of subjects applicable to our cotton, textile and apparel industries. For more details and to register see https://cottonuniversity.org/login/

Federal Business Opportunities through October 18, 2017

Recently posted federal business opportunities.
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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:             Mosquito Netting
Sol. #:            DR4339PR0001
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             OPTION - Mobile Tent Set- Up DR 4339PR
Sol. #:            RFQ70FBR218P000323
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Vital Torso Protection - Full Rate Production
Sol. #:            W91CRB-16-R-0010
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Enhancing Textile Grade PAN Carbon Fiber Precursors
Sol. #:            ORNL-TT-2017-ID201603816
Agency:            Department of Energy
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Title:             VEST, AMMUNITION CARRYING, 7 POCKET LIGHTWEIGHT CHEST RIG
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-R-0007
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Pelican Cases
Sol. #:            RFQ00051
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Purchase of a collection containing 80 significant and provenanced historical property not already in the US Army collection
Sol. #:            W56HZV-17-R-L549
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Maritime Buoyant Plate (MBP)
Sol. #:            N61331-17-SN-Q08
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             CLOTH,FIBERGLASS
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0328
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             FIREMAN HOOD
Sol. #:            SPE8E918T0172
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Maritime Buoyant Plante (MBP)
Sol. #:            N61331-17-SN-Q08
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Emergency Escape Mask Respirators
Sol. #:            SAQMMA17R0525
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             FLAG,NATIONAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T0155
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SHROUD,FACE AND NEC
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0012
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             FLAG,ORGANIZATIONAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T0156
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Plate Carrier Generation III (PC Gen III)
Sol. #:            M67854-17-I-1250
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:             DJF-18-1200-SWATOPS
Sol. #:            DJF-18-1200-SWATOPS
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             GLOVES,BARBED TAPE-
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T0118
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SERVICE RIBBON,AWARD
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T0125
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             INSIGNIA,GARRISON CAP
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T0120
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Mosquito Netting
Sol. #:            DR4339PR0001
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Soft Torso Protection Body Armor (Level IV)
Sol. #:            70Z08418QBB512700
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             DOI Multi-Agency Uniform
Sol. #:            P17PS00914
Agency:            Department of the Interior
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Title:             DUAL VISOR ASSEMBLY
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0009
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             CLIMBER'S EQUIPMENT
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Tactical Police Equipment
Sol. #:            DACRFQ01
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             Shop Towels/Coveralls Leasing and Laundering Services
Sol. #:            M6739917Q0064
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Purchase of a collection containing 80 significant and provenanced historical property not already in the US Army collection
Sol. #:            W56HZV-17-R-L549
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Plate Carrier Generation III (PC Gen III)
Sol. #:            M67854-17-I-1250
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             BASEBALL CAPS - BERRY COMPLIANT
Sol. #:            CT2231-17
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             RIBBON ATTACHMENT,A
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0346
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             INSIGNIA,RANK,OFFIC
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0496
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Plastic Sheeting
Sol. #:            70FB7018R00000011
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SHOULDER S
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0460
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TEMPER TYPE XLVIII-STA
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T0099
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Repair Kit, 2-Man Combat
Sol. #:            8340-01-462-6490
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             HINGE,BLOCK FLYER
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0498
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Clients of Agathon Associates and subscribers to Agathon Associates' Trade Advisor Service can find links to the full solicitations at www.agathonassociates.com/textile-pri/berry/fbo.htm. You will need to enter your username and password. If you do not know your username and password email David Trumbull at david@agathonassociates.com.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Textile Industry Mourns the Loss of Ken Langley

With great sorrow we report the sudden death, Saturday, October 14th, of Ken Langley.

Ken was the owner of K D Langley Fiber Services, a textile fiber testing laboratory. Ken also taught Textiles at UMass Dartmouth (Chancellor Professor) from 1968 to 2012. He was very active in the New England Section of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.

The arrangements are at Hathaways funeral home in Fall River, Massachusetts, Wednesday, the 18th, from 4-7pm. The church service is Thursday, the 19th, at 1 p.m., at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1956 Main Rd Tiverton, R.I. 02878.