Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dept. of Defense Seeks Domestic Sources of Rayon or Substitutes for Rayon

DLA Troop Support, an activity of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), is the Defense Department's principal buyer of military flags (AF and Army Organizational and JROTC Flags) and metal and embroidered insignias. Numerous heraldic specifications require rayon as a component in a wide variety of items purchased by DSCP such as organizational flags. For example, MIL-F-2692H, MIL-F-14648, MIL-DTL-14650, MIL-DTL-11589 and DDD-F-416F covers rayon material for use in all the Army and Air Force Organizational flags and JROTC flags.

Determinations have been made that rayon yarn/fiber is not currently produced in the United States or its possessions. There is currently a Domestic Non-Availability Determination in effect for Rayon. DLA Troop Support is hereby providing producers of rayon yarn/fiber complying with specification and domestic source and content requirements of the Berry Amendment an opportunity to identify themselves. In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2241, every component (including all natural and synthetic fibers) must be grown and produced in the United States or its possessions. If your firm meets this criteria and produces rayon/fiber domestically, please submit your firm's name and point of contact to DLA Troop Support. DLA Troop Support will also entertain domestically produced substitutes for rayon yarn/fiber. If your firm manufactures domestic substitutes for rayon yarn/fiber that are capable of meeting specification requirements called for in heraldic items, please submit your company information along with the domestically manufactured substitute component.

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