Friday, August 26, 2016

Contract for Military Cots Awarded

North American Manufacturing, Scranton, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a maximum $34,255,435 modification (P00004) exercising the second one-year option period of a two-year base contract (SPE8ED-13-D-0001) with three one-year option periods for military cots. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Pennsylvania, with a Sept. 26, 2017, performance completion date. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2016 through fiscal 2017 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees Announced

Cotton Incorporated has announced the 2016 class of the Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame. The program, now in its third year, recognizes U.S. cotton industry leaders that have made significant contributions to the Program or to the cotton industry in general. The honorees will be formally inducted into the Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame at the joint Cotton Incorporated/Cotton Board annual meeting this December in New Orleans.

The four honorees for the 2016 Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame include: William A. "Bill" Baxter (Arkansas); the late Jack S. Hamilton (Louisiana); Kent Nix (Texas); and J. Nicholas "Nick" Hahn (New York).

The Cotton Research and Promotion Program was established in 1966 to expand the demand for upland cotton and to increase profitability for both cotton growers and importers of cotton products.

"Over the past few decades, the cotton industry has continued to evolve and advance in many ways," says Berrye Worsham, President and CEO of Cotton Incorporated. "The tireless dedication and many contributions of the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees have shaped the industry as we know it today and will further impact future growth and advancement."

The 2016 honorees of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame were chosen from nominations made by Certified Producer and Importer Organizations and voted upon by the Chairman's Committee of the Cotton Incorporated Board of Directors.

  • William A. "Bill" Baxter has served as a board member of Cotton Council International, a member delegate of the National Cotton Council, and as a director and chairman of the Cotton Board. Baxter has also been the recipient of the "Arkansas Cotton Achievement Award," and was elected into the Arkansas Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1999. Baxter currently serves as President and Operating Officer of Baxter Land Company.
  • Jack S. Hamilton (deceased) provided many years of leadership and dedication to the industry, having served as Chairman of Cotton Incorporated and Chairman of the National Cotton Council, a director of Cotton Council International, and the President of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. Hamilton also served as the first President of the Louisiana Cotton & Grain Association, an organization he helped found in 1968.
  • Kent Nix is recognized for his long tenure and strong leadership during his time on The Cotton Board, beginning his service as an alternate and transitioning through the ranks before becoming Chairman. His role in ensuring and including the importer segment of the industry was very instrumental to the Program. Nix has also served on the Plains Cotton Growers Board of Directors and the Plains Cotton Improvement Committee.
  • J. Nicholas "Nick" Hahn held several positions at Cotton Incorporated, and has the distinction of leading the company twice; as both the second and fourth President and CEO.  Hahn built on the marketing legacy of Dukes Wooters, the first President of Cotton Incorporated, and elevated the Company's marketing efforts to new levels of sophistication.

About Cotton Incorporated
Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. cotton producers and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, conducts worldwide research and promotion activities to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton.

Federal Business Opportunities through August 24, 2016

Recently posted federal business opportunities.
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Title:             MASSIF OCP JACKETS
Sol. #:            F3N6126049A001
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            US Air Force Europe
Location:          700 CONS
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 2:10 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             PROTECH TACTICAL FAV MK II Ballistic Vest Kits
Sol. #:            FDA-16-SOL-1169576
Agency:            Department of Health and Human Services
Office:            Food and Drug Administration
Location:          Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services - Rockville
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 7:14 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Light Weight Jackets
Sol. #:            W91ZRU-16-T-0036
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          176TH WING/LGC,
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 7:09 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 23, 2016 5:25 pm
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Title:             Living Kits
Sol. #:            HSFE80-16-Q-0201
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
Office:            Federal Emergency Management Agency
Location:          Acquisition Operations Division (AOD)
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 5:49 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT,MX SHELTER, TAN,
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1942
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 5:24 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Cloth, Cotton Twill
Sol. #:            N4523A-16-R-0028
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Sea Systems Command
Location:          Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNSY) and IMF
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 4:57 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             PROTECTION GEAR CROCS
Sol. #:            N68094-16-T-0085
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Location:          Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 4:34 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             LAPEL BUTTON,AWARD
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1940
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 4:30 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             All Hazards Team PPE (Clothing) Pants, Athletic Shoes, Polo Shirts, Caps, Parkas   
Sol. #:            VA24216Q0350
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
Office:            Bath VAMC
Location:          Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 4:24 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             FASTENER TAPE,PILE
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0385
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 4:11 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 29, 2016 2:24 pm
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Title:             Point Blank Enterprises Improved Outer Tactical Vest Gen4 Coyote
Sol. #:            FA4427-16-Q-0003
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Mobility Command
Location:          60th CONS
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 3:54 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 10, 2016 3:09 pm
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Title:             Jumpable Plate Carriers 
Sol. #:            F2FF016202AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Special Operations Command
Location:          1 SOCONS- Hurlburt
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 3:36 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             LAW ENFORCEMENT GEAR
Sol. #:            M60169-16-T-C026
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            United States Marine Corps
Location:          MCAS Beaufort
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 2:40 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             PROMOTIONAL ITEMS AND GOLF SHIRTS
Sol. #:            W9127Q-16-T-0025
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for Mississippi
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 12:23 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Recriting and Retention Promotional Items
Sol. #:            W912L1-16-R-0019
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for Texas
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 11:23 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT, QUONSET STEEL TA
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1937
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 10:04 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             ST PEMS Sustainment BPAs
Sol. #:            FA4417-16-T-0057
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Special Operations Command
Location:          1 SOCONS- Hurlburt
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 9:18 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1932
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 8:41 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1929
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 8:38 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT, QUONSET SHELTER
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1928
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 8:37 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Safety Shoes
Sol. #:            W91QVN16T0179
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command, ECC
Location:          411TH CSB (W91QVN) RCC YONGSAN
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 2:35 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Safety Gear
Sol. #:            W91QVN16T0168
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command, ECC
Location:          411TH CSB (W91QVN) RCC YONGSAN
Posted On:         Aug 23, 2016 2:13 am
Current Type:      Solicitation
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 10, 2016 8:30 pm
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Title:             Bunker Equipment
Sol. #:            W91151-16-T-0275
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 22, 2016 5:43 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 19, 2016 12:33 pm
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Title:             CRT Course - Tactical Equipment
Sol. #:            FY16RR049
Agency:            Department of State
Office:            Office of Acquisitions
Location:          Acquisition Management
Posted On:         Aug 22, 2016 4:49 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT,MX SHELTER, TAN,
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1926
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 22, 2016 4:21 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             HARD HAT
Sol. #:            SPMYM216Q1892
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          DLA Maritime PSNS
Posted On:         Aug 22, 2016 3:50 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 03, 2016 8:25 am
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Title:             HELMET MODERNIZATION KITS, ESSENTIAL VIPER
Sol. #:            FA2823-16-Q-3016
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Materiel Command
Location:          AFTC/PZIO - Eglin
Posted On:         Aug 22, 2016 3:29 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Morning Pride Structural Firefighting Turnout Gear
Sol. #:            0010874696-0002
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 22, 2016 12:47 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 18, 2016 1:49 pm
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Title:             TENT, DRASH, MX5 Green
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1917
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 21, 2016 5:31 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT, TEMPER AIR SUPPO
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1919
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 21, 2016 10:09 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             BALLISTIC HELMETS AND MOUNTS
Sol. #:            20095028
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
Office:            Customs and Border Protection
Location:          Procurement Directorate - DC
Posted On:         Aug 20, 2016 3:27 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 10, 2016 9:51 am
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Title:             Intent to Sole Source (HUBZone) Military Police Equipment
Sol. #:            W912NR-16-R-0042
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for Louisiana
Posted On:         Aug 20, 2016 11:53 am
Base Type:         Special Notice
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Title:             ADVANCED PROTECTION    
Sol. #:            VA25016Q0536
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
Office:            Columbus VAOPC
Location:          Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic
Posted On:         Aug 20, 2016 11:40 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Ballistic Midcut Helmets
Sol. #:            W9124L-16-T-1210
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 20, 2016 10:17 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 01, 2016 3:10 pm
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Title:             Ballistic Plates
Sol. #:            HSCEMS-16-Q-00016
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
Office:            Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Location:          ICE-OAQ-MS
Posted On:         Aug 20, 2016 9:02 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 10, 2016 2:38 pm
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Title:             Customized T-shirts
Sol. #:            N00259-16-T-0180
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Location:          Naval Medical Center San Diego
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 6:23 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 27, 2016 10:24 am
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Title:             Ram Air Ambient Air Bunker Gear Dryer(6-MU)
Sol. #:            F2M3CC6172AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Education and Training Command
Location:          502d Contracting Squadron
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 3:42 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             United States Air Force (USAF) Approved Chemical Biological Boot (USAF Chem Bio Boot)
Sol. #:            FA8056-16-R-0003
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            AFICA
Location:          AFICA- CONUS
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 2:32 pm
Current Type:      Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 10, 2016 11:29 am
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Title:             Pole Set 2 Man Combat
Sol. #:            63700351
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 1:56 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Tenting for United Nations General Assembly
Sol. #:            HSSS01-16-R-0059
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
Office:            United States Secret Service (USSS)
Location:          Procurement Division
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 1:51 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             SAR Shorts
Sol. #:            F005
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 1:11 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 04, 2016 10:00 am
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Title:             Inmate Release Clothing
Sol. #:            RF410008
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 12:40 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 15, 2016 4:28 pm
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Title:             Bunker Equipment
Sol. #:            W91151-16-T-0275
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 12:33 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Aircrew Headsets
Sol. #:            26180AW02
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 12:15 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             AF CARPET PROGRAM SOLICITATION
Sol. #:            FA8057-16-R-0001
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            AFICA
Location:          AFICA- CONUS
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 11:05 am
Current Type:      Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Feb 01, 2016 12:39 pm
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Title:             Law Enforcment (LE) Equipment
Sol. #:            HSCEMS-16-Q-00013
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
Office:            Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Location:          ICE-OAQ-MS
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 10:29 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 09, 2016 9:33 pm
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Title:             Head Protection System
Sol. #:            0010851228
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 10:16 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 06, 2016 4:04 pm
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Title:             Canopy Shelters
Sol. #:            FA2521-16-Q-B299
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Space Command
Location:          45CONS (Bldg 423)
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 9:57 am
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:              Non-Projectile, Force on Force, Firearm Tactical Training System - Stress Vest System
Sol. #:            HSSS01-16-R-0060
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
Office:            United States Secret Service (USSS)
Location:          Procurement Division
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 9:12 am
Base Type:         Special Notice
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Title:             INMATE RELEASE CLOTHING
Sol. #:            RFQP01211600049
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          USP Hazelton
Posted On:         Aug 19, 2016 7:30 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 09, 2016 1:05 pm
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Title:             Safety Gear
Sol. #:            W91QVN16T0153
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command, ECC
Location:          411TH CSB (W91QVN) RCC YONGSAN
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 7:13 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             FA4877-16-Q-0432 Egress Helmets
Sol. #:            FA487716Q0432
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Combat Command
Location:          355 CONS
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 5:37 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 16, 2016 11:23 am
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Title:             BALLISTIC PLATES
Sol. #:            20095054
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
Office:            Customs and Border Protection
Location:          Procurement Directorate - DC
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 4:11 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 10, 2016 8:16 am
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Title:             STTS Personal Equipment Kits
Sol. #:            FA4417-16-T-0039
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Special Operations Command
Location:          1 SOCONS- Hurlburt
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 3:05 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 15, 2016 2:28 pm
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Title:             Blue Angels Uniforms
Sol. #:            N6883616T0429
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville Mayport Office
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 2:47 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             FLY,TENT
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 2:38 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             Stock Drapery
Sol. #:            OAM16080S 
Agency:            United States House of Representatives
Office:            Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Location:          The Office of Acquisitions Management
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 2:30 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 26, 2016 2:49 pm
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Title:             NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE -  Honeywell Spectrashield II SR 3124 & Spectrashield II SR 5143 fiber reinforced prelam material
Sol. #:            W911QX-16-T-0307
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - APG (W911QX) Adelphi 
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 1:59 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Flight Suits
Sol. #:            N6883616T0426
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville Mayport Office
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 1:43 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 18, 2016 1:43 pm
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Title:             Mosquito Bed Nerts
Sol. #:            PC-16-RFI-048
Agency:            Peace Corps
Office:            Office Of Acquisitions And Contract Management
Location:          OACM
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 1:30 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             Sewing Services
Sol. #:            FA4814-16-T-F047
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Mobility Command
Location:          6th Contracting Squadron
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 1:06 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             ARC Flash Clothing Rental, Laundering, Repair & Replacement
Sol. #:            W912P5-16-T-0069
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location:          USACE District, Nashville
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 11:33 am
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Inflatable Crew Tents
Sol. #:            FA2521-16-Q-B094
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Space Command
Location:          45CONS (Bldg 423)
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 9:52 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 09, 2016 1:25 pm
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Title:             SAFETY SHOES - EAST
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Distribution
Posted On:         Aug 18, 2016 9:39 am
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             GLOVE, Latex Medical Grade Size 9 (L)
Sol. #:            7QSBAAA-R5-16-1781-SQA2
Agency:            General Services Administration
Office:            Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
Location:          Southwest Supply and Acquisition Center
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 6:19 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 12, 2016 4:04 pm
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Title:             Point Blank Enterprises Improved Outer Tactical Vest Gen4 Coyote
Sol. #:            FA4427-16-Q-0003
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Mobility Command
Location:          60th CONS
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 4:43 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 10, 2016 3:09 pm
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Title:             DRASH Tent Components
Sol. #:            2BCTPLC0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 3:51 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 05, 2016 3:20 pm
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Title:             Cage Plate Carrier, Plate Pouch, Ballistic Inserts
Sol. #:            F2M3CC6165AW03
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Education and Training Command
Location:          502d Contracting Squadron
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 1:30 pm
Current Type:      Sources Sought (Modified)
Base Type:         Sources Sought
Base Posting Date: Aug 17, 2016 10:06 am
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Title:             TAPE -TEXTILE
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0413
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 12:47 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Tactical Bags 
Sol. #:            W912L1-16-T-0200
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for Texas
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 12:09 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Silver Wings Parachute Systems
Sol. #:            0010847367-0001_03
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 11:44 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 10, 2016 1:17 pm
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Title:             CLIPBOARD,PILOT'S
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0369
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 11:38 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 11, 2016 9:23 am
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Title:             COMBAT,TENT REPAIR
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 9:40 am
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             Army and USMC Steel Toe Boots
Sol. #:            0010756481
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 9:09 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 17, 2016 9:06 am
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Title:             ARMY RESERVED REENLISTMENT RECOGNITION ITEM
Sol. #:            W91249-0010794453-01
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 8:40 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 16, 2016 5:34 pm
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Title:             TENT, TEMPER AIR SUPPO
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1894
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 8:35 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Inflatble Tents
Sol. #:            W912L1-16-T-0220
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for Texas
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 7:48 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             SERVICE RIBBON,AWARD
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0412
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 17, 2016 6:21 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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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.

Max Home, LLC (Upholstered Furniture) FTZ Approved, Subject to Limits

On August 23, 2016 the Foreign Trade Zone Board published in the Federal Register Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 158—Vicksburg/Jackson, Mississippi; Authorization of Limited Production Activity; Max Home, LLC (Upholstered Furniture); Iuka and Fulton, Mississippi.

On March 17, 2016, the Greater Mississippi Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 158, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Max Home, LLC, within Subzone 158F, in Iuka and Fulton, Mississippi.

The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (81 FR 20617-20618, April 8, 2016). The FTZ Board has determined that further review of part of the proposed activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification, including indefinite extension of production authority, is authorized on a limited basis, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.14, and further subject to a restriction requiring that foreign status upholstery leather (HTSUS 4107.11, 4107.92 and 4107.99) be admitted to the subzone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). The activity otherwise remains subject to the restrictions and conditions established under Board Order 1744.

When you operate under Foreign Trade Zone procedures, your company is treated (for purposes of customs duties) like it’s located outside the United States. That can mean that U.S. import duties don’t have to be paid on imported components coming to your factory. If your finished product is ultimately shipped to the U.S. market, you may have the option of paying the finished product duty rate rather than the component duty rate. (Many finished products have lower duty rates – or are duty-free – than their components.) And if you re-export the finished product, you don’t ever pay duties on the component materials. There are other potential savings, too, like avoiding duties on imported materials that become scrap, and possible administrative savings and efficiencies.

What are the benefits?

  • Duty Exemption. No duties on re-exports compared to duty drawback which is a refund of duty paid when the product is later exported.
  • Duty Deferral. Customs duties and federal excise tax deferred on imports.
  • Inverted Tariff. In situations where zone manufacturing results in a finished product that has a lower duty rate than the rates on foreign inputs (inverted tariff), the finished products may be entered at the duty rate that applies to its condition as it leaves the zone — subject to public interest considerations.
  • Logistical Benefits. Companies using Foreign Trade Zone procedures may have access to streamlined customs procedures (e.g. “weekly entry” or “direct delivery”).
  • Other Benefits. Foreign goods and domestic goods held for export are exempt from state/local inventory taxes. Foreign Trade Zone status may also make a site eligible for state/local benefits which are unrelated to the Foreign Trade Zone Act.

Examples of successful Foreign Trade Zone implementation:

Claremont Flock, a textile company in Leominster, Massachusetts, imports textile fiber called “tow” and processes it into another form of textile fiber called “flock.” Claremont was paying 7.5% duty on their imports of tow. We helped Claremont qualify for Foreign Trade Zone procedures. Now they import tow without paying the duty, turn it into flock, and when the flock leaves the factory it is subject to the rate of duty applicable to flock, which is zero. Claremont said in a newspaper article that this will save them $250,000 per year.

Millipore Corporation located in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, manufacturers filters containing the imported material polyvinylidene fluoride. Utilizing Foreign Trade Zone procedures they avoid the 6.5% import duty on polyvinylidene fluoride. On its domestic shipment and exports to NAFTA markets, the company is entitled to elect the duty rate that applies to finished filters, (0 %) and thus save the company significant amounts of money.

Questions? We Can Help

David Trumbull, Agathon Associates, has over twenty years of experience assisting U.S. manufacturing companies to save money through informed use of the U.S. Customs regulations. He has worked with companies to file Foreign Trade Zone applications. David has also testified as an expert witness at the Foreign Trade Zone Board in Washington, DC. He is a Licensed Customs Broker (Lic. No. 30179) and was, from 2007 to 2013, an official advisor on manufacturing trade policy to the administrations of presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Glenn Page, New England Global Advisors, spent over 30 years with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, (CBP). While assigned to the Portsmouth, NH office of CBP he managed oversight for U.S. Customs of Foreign Trade Zone 81, which included Millipore Corporation and Westinghouse Electric.

Glenn and David recently worked together with Claremont Flock in obtaining and utilizing Foreign Trade Zone procedures.

Glenn can be reached at 603-957-8247 or glenn@neglobaladvisors.com

David can be reached at 617-237-6008 or david@agathonassociates.com

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pendleton Woolen Mills Opens New Store In The Heart Of Downtown Seattle

Pendleton Woolen Mills, a globally celebrated American lifestyle brand headquartered in Portland, Oregon, announces the Grand Opening of the newest retail store in Seattle, Washington. The three day opening (Thursday – Saturday, August 25-27, 2016) will include several special events; a birthday party for the National Park Service, which celebrates 100 years on August 25th, a Pendleton Whisky and Rogue craft brew tasting, special Pendleton Maker guest, gifts with purchase, daily prize drawings, and more. See below for a complete list of activities. The new Pendleton store in downtown Seattle offers women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, blankets and home furnishings. ... READ MORE HERE.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Stafford Mill’s Looms to Make Fabric for Navy

The American Woolen Co. has added the U.S. Navy to its customer base, CEO Jacob Harrison Long announced this week... READ MORE HERE in North-Central Connecticut's Journal Inquirer. American Woolen Company has been a client of Agathon Associates since 2013.

Clothing and textiles purchases by the Navy and other divisions of the U.S. Department of Defense are required to be made in the U.S.A. under a law known as the Berry Amendment. Agathon Associates can assist U.S. manufacturers in taking advantage of the Berry Amendment. Contact David Trumbull at david@agathonassociates.com.

Foreign Trade Zone procedures to cut down on manufacturing costs

By David Trumbull and Glenn Page, independent business consultants with expertise in Foreign Trade Zones

What is a Foreign Trade Zone?

In 1934, Congress enacted the Foreign Trade Zones Act “to expedite and encourage foreign commerce.” The Act created domestic “foreign-trade zones”, and was designed to stimulate international trade and create jobs in the United States.

When you operate under Foreign Trade Zone procedures, your company is treated (for purposes of customs duties) like it’s located outside the United States. That can mean that U.S. import duties don’t have to be paid on imported components coming to your factory. If your finished product is ultimately shipped to the U.S. market, you may have the option of paying the finished product duty rate rather than the component duty rate. (Many finished products have lower duty rates – or are duty-free – than their components.) And if you re-export the finished product, you don’t ever pay duties on the component materials. There are other potential savings, too, like avoiding duties on imported materials that become scrap, and possible administrative savings and efficiencies.

What are the benefits?

  • Duty Exemption. No duties on re-exports compared to duty drawback which is a refund of duty paid when the product is later exported.
  • Duty Deferral. Customs duties and federal excise tax deferred on imports.
  • Inverted Tariff. In situations where zone manufacturing results in a finished product that has a lower duty rate than the rates on foreign inputs (inverted tariff), the finished products may be entered at the duty rate that applies to its condition as it leaves the zone — subject to public interest considerations.
  • Logistical Benefits. Companies using Foreign Trade Zone procedures may have access to streamlined customs procedures (e.g. “weekly entry” or “direct delivery”).
  • Other Benefits. Foreign goods and domestic goods held for export are exempt from state/local inventory taxes. Foreign Trade Zone status may also make a site eligible for state/local benefits which are unrelated to the Foreign Trade Zone Act.

Examples of successful Foreign Trade Zone implementation:

Claremont Flock, a textile company in Leominster, Massachusetts, imports textile fiber called “tow” and processes it into another form of textile fiber called “flock.” Claremont was paying 7.5% duty on their imports of tow. We helped Claremont qualify for Foreign Trade Zone procedures. Now they import tow without paying the duty, turn it into flock, and when the flock leaves the factory it is subject to the rate of duty applicable to flock, which is zero. Claremont said in a newspaper article that this will save them $250,000 per year.

Millipore Corporation located in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, manufacturers filters containing the imported material polyvinylidene fluoride. Utilizing Foreign Trade Zone procedures they avoid the 6.5% import duty on polyvinylidene fluoride. On its domestic shipment and exports to NAFTA markets, the company is entitled to elect the duty rate that applies to finished filters, (0 %) and thus save the company significant amounts of money.

Questions? We Can Help

David Trumbull, Agathon Associates, has over twenty years of experience assisting U.S. manufacturing companies to save money through informed use of the U.S. Customs regulations. He has worked with companies to file Foreign Trade Zone applications. David has also testified as an expert witness at the Foreign Trade Zone Board in Washington, DC. He is a Licensed Customs Broker (Lic. No. 30179) and was, from 2007 to 2013, an official advisor on manufacturing trade policy to the administrations of presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Glenn Page, New England Global Advisors, spent over 30 years with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, (CBP). While assigned to the Portsmouth, NH office of CBP he managed oversight for U.S. Customs of Foreign Trade Zone 81, which included Millipore Corporation and Westinghouse Electric.

Glenn and David recently worked together with Claremont Flock in obtaining and utilizing Foreign Trade Zone procedures.

Glenn can be reached at 603-957-8247 or glenn@neglobaladvisors.com

David can be reached at 617-237-6008 or david@agathonassociates.com