The Department of Defense is seeking wool and wool blended materials for test and evaluation purposes. The following information is requested:
Characteristic Specification Test Method:
Weight, oz/sq. yd ASTM D-3776 (Method C)
Fabric care instructions:
Dimensional Stability, percent (max):
Warp 4.0 AATCC - 96, Option 1C
Filling 2.0 AATCC - 96, Option 1
Manufacturers must be capable of supplying 3 yards of the material suitable for testing and prototype evaluation or garments. There is no color requirement for the testing material; any readily available material may be utilized.
MATERIALS MUST ALSO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BERRY AMENDMENT, 10 USC 2533a, meaning they must be made of wool raised in the U.S. with all processing done in the U.S.
Manufacturers who believe they have product(s) capable of meeting the above requirements are requested to submit 1 yard of material and a short summary including test report(s) showing performance characteristics of the material (no more than 5 pages total) describing their products' capabilities in each of these areas, by the date noted below. The summary must include Company name and address, point of contact with phone number, DUNS number, Cage Code and a statement regarding any small business designation (if applicable). The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 313210 - Broadwoven Fabric Mills, with a size standard of 1,000 employees.
The deadline to respond is April 17th.
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