Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Textile Finishing Mill Reportedly Laying off Workers

According to press reports, Duro Textiles has laid off over 100 workers at its Fall River, Massachusetts facility. More information is available at http://www.heraldnews.com/news/20160825/duro-textiles-begins-large-layoff-at-fall-river-facility. Agathon Associates attempted, unsuccessfully, to contact Duro for verification of the newspaper reports/

Monday, September 5th, Is Labor Day in the United States

Monday, September 5th, is Labor Day in the United States. National, state, and local government offices will be closed, as will most non-retail business. In much of America Labor Day marks end of summer.

As I sit in a comfortable chair in my air-conditioned office today the outdoor temperature is expected approach 80 degrees. And I think of the men I saw, as I took an air-conditioned Uber to the swimming pool during those 90-degree plus days in July, hand-tamping hot asphalt paving under the scorching sun. As my fingers move across the keyboard the overhead light reflects off my freshly manicured nails and the cuff links in my soft, clean, white shirt. As I think of my relative comfort I remember that I enjoy ease because other men and women are out in the heat and sun doing dirty backbreaking work. And that is why we set aside the first Monday in September as Labor Day.

Of course, Labor Day honors all workers, not only those who do manual labor. But it is good to remind ourselves from time to time of the necessity of manual labor. Ordinary Americans today enjoy necessities of life, security, and even luxuries the envy of princes in an earlier age. The bright, hardworking, and daring men and women of Wall Street and other financial markets created new and innovative ways to maximize wealth, and gave us the most prosperous society the world has known, and one in which wealth, has been distributed more widely than ever before. In sum, our financial markets -- at least when left alone -- do a bully job of managing wealth. But they do not create wealth. Ultimately you have to make it (manufacturing), mine it (digging or drilling), or grow it (agriculture). Someone has to build houses for the economic indicators to register an increase in housing starts. Some has to drill if we are to have the oil to fuel our economy. Someone has to hoe and weed to keep Whole Foods (whole-paycheck we call it my house) stocked with the organic fruit and vegetables we love to consume.

American policy for a quarter of a century has been to maximize imports and pay for them with credit. We import oil from the Near and Middle-East rather than drill our own abundant supplies. We have some of the largest tracks of fertile land, yet we import food from sources so dubious that many of us do not consume raw vegetables unless we can ascertain their origin. And as for manufacturing -- just go into Walmart and try to find something -- anything -- made in the U.S.A.

Politicians in Washington will talk much this Labor Day weekend about the dignity of the workingmen and women of America, but the policies they enact tell a different tale. President Obama is pushing congress to approve a new free trade agreement with Communist Vietnam and Brunei, an Islamic state where most criminal activity is defined and punished according to draconian Islamic sharia law.

If this deal goes through more U.S. jobs will be lost, replaced by manufacturing, mining, and agricultural work in nations that do not honor labor, but rather subject their workers to unsafe and unhealthy conditions and low pay.

You do not respect the dignity of the workingman or woman by destroying his or her job.

Federal Business Opportunities through August 31, 2016

Recently posted federal business opportunities.
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Title:             Outer Tactical Vests (OTV) - USAG Humphreys
Sol. #:            W90VN8-16-T-0054
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command, ECC
Location:          411TH CSB (W90VN8) RCO CAMP HUMPHREYS
Posted On:         Aug 31, 2016 3:35 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Organizational Clothing (Aloha Apparels  and  Pants)
Sol. #:            N0060416T3186
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Pearl
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 10:56 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Air Crew Clothing
Sol. #:            W912J3-16-T-1008
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for New Mexico
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 10:50 pm
Current Type:      Solicitation
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 30, 2016 10:42 pm
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Title:             Cadet Distinctive Uniforms
Sol. #:            FA7000-16-T-0075
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Direct Reporting Units
Location:          USAF Academy - 10 CONS
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 6:28 pm
Current Type:      Solicitation
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 10, 2016 1:02 pm
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Title:             Roller Bags
Sol. #:            W91ZRU-16-T-0034
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          176TH WING/LGC,
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 6:10 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Gym Floor Covering
Sol. #:            FA4528-16-T-0055
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Global Strike Command
Location:          5 CONS
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 5:27 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Aviator Gear
Sol. #:            W912J3-16-T-1007
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for New Mexico
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 5:17 pm
Current Type:      Solicitation
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 30, 2016 5:09 pm
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Title:             BPA - CAT. 2 ARC Flash Clothing Rental
Sol. #:            W912P5-16-Q-0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location:          USACE District, Nashville
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 4:16 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             CLOTH,SATIN
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-16-R-0139
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 3:29 pm
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 30, 2016 1:01 pm
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Title:             Globe Fire Boots
Sol. #:            FA4877-16-Q-0424
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Combat Command
Location:          355 CONS
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 3:04 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             MOTCO PD: Body Armor & Tactical Equipment
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - RI (W52P1J)
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 2:21 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             Individual Equipment
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - RI (W52P1J)
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 2:20 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             Case, Handcuffs
Sol. #:            SPE1C116R0157
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 1:58 pm
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 08, 2016 11:05 am
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Title:             Supply STOCK Bed Linens, Towels    
Sol. #:            VA26216Q1430
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
Office:            Long Beach VANLO
Location:          Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 1:40 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 25, 2016 6:41 pm
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Title:             FLAGSTAFF
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1884
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 1:12 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 16, 2016 2:19 pm
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Title:             Methot Net
Sol. #:            NFFP7410-16-03965CM
Agency:            Department of Commerce
Office:            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Location:          Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 11:13 am
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             Airbeam Medical Tent
Sol. #:            W912LM-16-T-0079
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 10:52 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 26, 2016 10:37 am
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Title:             SERVICE RIBBON,AWAR
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0419
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 10:48 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             SERVICE RIBBON,AWAR
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0414
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 10:48 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             SERVICE RIBBON,AWARD
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0417
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 10:48 am
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 30, 2016 10:27 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 10, 2016 1:17 pm
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Title:             Mobility Gear
Sol. #:            FA3016-16-N-0231
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Education and Training Command
Location:          502d Contracting Squadron
Posted On:         Aug 30, 2016 10:04 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 30, 2016 8:31 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 17, 2016 7:48 am
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Title:             Flame Resistance Clothing
Sol. #:            402769981
Agency:            Department of the Interior
Office:            Bureau of Land Management
Location:          New Mexico Region
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 9:13 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 20, 2016 1:13 pm
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Title:             FFO FLAME RESISTANCE CLOTHING (FRC)
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Department of the Interior
Office:            Bureau of Land Management
Location:          New Mexico Region
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 7:11 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             CLOTH,IMPREGNATED
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1910
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 6:39 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             CLOTH,IMPREGNATED
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1792
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 6:37 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             RBPO Course - Training Gear
Sol. #:            FY16RR037
Agency:            Department of State
Office:            Office of Acquisitions
Location:          Acquisition Management
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 4:30 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 14, 2016 11:59 am
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Title:             Clothing, Special Purpose
Sol. #:            SPRDL116Q0343
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Defense Logistics Agency Detachment
Location:          DLA TACOM - Warren Acquisition Center
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 4:16 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             TROUSERS
Sol. #:            N68836-16-T-0300
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 4:05 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Parachute Equipment
Sol. #:            FA4814-16-T-F056
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Mobility Command
Location:          6th Contracting Squadron
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 3:00 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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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 29, 2016 1:34 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 23, 2016 12:23 pm
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Title:             BRUSH PANTS
Sol. #:            0040298551
Agency:            Department of the Interior
Office:            Bureau of Indian Affairs
Location:          BIA - DAPM
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 10:48 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 25, 2016 5:12 pm
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Title:             Flag
Sol. #:            FA7000-16-T-0147
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Direct Reporting Units
Location:          USAF Academy - 10 CONS
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 10:10 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TACTICAL GEAR
Sol. #:            W912LQ16Q3020
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          192 MSG MSC Contracting
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 10:06 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 27, 2016 9:52 am
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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 29, 2016 9:53 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 18, 2016 1:06 pm
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Title:             Commercial Item, Slide Fasteners (Zippers), Brass, Berry Amendment Compliant
Sol. #:            CT2218-16
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Federal Prison Industries/UNICOR
Location:          Procurement Branch
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 9:30 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             SNAP LINK,MOUNTAIN
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1964
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 9:13 am
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 29, 2016 8:53 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 23, 2016 11:23 am
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Title:             Formal Carriers for Stab Resistant Vests 
Sol. #:            RFQP0700NAS161034
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
Posted On:         Aug 29, 2016 8:40 am
Current Type:      Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 15, 2016 10:28 am
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Title:             IEE RFQ FOR FLIGHT HELMETS
Sol. #:            A16PS01281
Agency:            Department of the Interior
Office:            Bureau of Indian Affairs
Location:          BIA - DAPM
Posted On:         Aug 28, 2016 3:27 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Fire Retardant Scaffold Sheeting, Bungee Ties, and Screws
Sol. #:            SPMYM3-16-Q-7114
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Land and Maritime
Posted On:         Aug 27, 2016 12:46 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             RBPO Course - Training Gear
Sol. #:            FY16RR060
Agency:            Department of State
Office:            Office of Acquisitions
Location:          Acquisition Management
Posted On:         Aug 27, 2016 11:55 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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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 26, 2016 6:00 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:             PREPREG FABRIC
Sol. #:            NNX16600095Q
Agency:            National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Office:            NASA Shared Services Center
Location:          Simplified Acquisitions
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 5:19 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             CRT Course - Tactical Equipment
Sol. #:            FY16RR032
Agency:            Department of State
Office:            Office of Acquisitions
Location:          Acquisition Management
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 4:44 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jun 22, 2016 5:14 pm
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Title:             RBPO Course - Individual Equipment
Sol. #:            FY16RR038
Agency:            Department of State
Office:            Office of Acquisitions
Location:          Acquisition Management
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 4:42 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 14, 2016 12:03 pm
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Title:             Plate Carriers with Level IIIA Soft Armor Inserts
Sol. #:            FA2823-16-Q-3018
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Materiel Command
Location:          AFTC/PZIO - Eglin
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 4:01 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 24, 2016 12:00 pm
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Title:             Sentry Helmets
Sol. #:            FA5000-16-T-0178
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Pacific Air Forces
Location:          673 CONS - Elmendorf
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 3:12 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Crime Scene Canopy/Tent
Sol. #:            N6328516T0916
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Assist for Admin Office of the Under Secretary of the Navy
Location:          Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 2:46 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 26, 2016 2:46 pm
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Title:             CRT Course - Tactical Equipment
Sol. #:            FY16RR055
Agency:            Department of State
Office:            Office of Acquisitions
Location:          Acquisition Management
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 2:32 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             ROTC Black T Shirt
Sol. #:            W9124D-16-Q-5852
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 2:27 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             N61331-16-CH-0002 Maritime Buoyant Plate Sources Sought
Sol. #:            N61331-16-CH-0002
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Sea Systems Command
Location:          NSWC Panama City Divison
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 2:18 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             Lab Coat and Towel Services
Sol. #:            FDA-SOL-1167237
Agency:            Department of Health and Human Services
Office:            Food and Drug Administration
Location:          Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services - Rockville
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 2:14 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:50 am
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Title:             Tarpaulin 16'x16'
Sol. #:            8340008172126
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 1:27 pm
Current Type:      Presolicitation / Cancelled
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 26, 2016 11:01 am
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Title:             BAG,TENT FABRIC COM
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 11:32 am
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             Golf Course Fertilizer | Cannon AFB
Sol. #:            FA4855-16-T-0024
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Special Operations Command
Location:          27 SOCONS
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 11:28 am
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             Electrical Worker's Gloves
Sol. #:            SPE1C116R0169
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 10:49 am
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Formal Carriers for Stab Resistant Vests 
Sol. #:            RFQP0700NAS161034
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 10:44 am
Current Type:      Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 15, 2016 10:28 am
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Title:             Airbeam Medical Tent
Sol. #:            W912LM-16-T-0079
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 26, 2016 10:37 am
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 26, 2016 9:04 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 23, 2016 11:23 am
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Title:             SAFETY SHOES
Sol. #:            W91QVN16T0156
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command, ECC
Location:          411TH CSB (W91QVN) RCC YONGSAN
Posted On:         Aug 25, 2016 9:41 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Replace Drapes, Bldg 671
Sol. #:            FA5205-16-Q-B063
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Pacific Air Forces
Location:          35 CONS - Misawa
Posted On:         Aug 25, 2016 9:37 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Supply STOCK Bed Linens, Towels    
Sol. #:            VA26216Q1430
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
Office:            Long Beach VANLO
Location:          Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted On:         Aug 25, 2016 6:42 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 25, 2016 6:41 pm
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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 25, 2016 5:45 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 17, 2016 12:09 pm
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Title:             BRUSH PANTS
Sol. #:            0040298551
Agency:            Department of the Interior
Office:            Bureau of Indian Affairs
Location:          BIA - DAPM
Posted On:         Aug 25, 2016 5:12 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Club, Self Protection & Carrier
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-16-R-0162
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 25, 2016 4:01 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             UNDERSHIRTS
Sol. #:            SPE1C116R0013
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 25, 2016 3:18 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 25, 2016 2:21 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 23, 2016 12:23 pm
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Title:             NON WOVEN WOOL FABRIC - BERRY AMENDMENT COMPLIANT
Sol. #:            CT2216-16
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Federal Prison Industries/UNICOR
Location:          Contracting Office/Manchester
Posted On:         Aug 25, 2016 1:00 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 05, 2016 10:46 am
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Title:             PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
Sol. #:            W9127Q-16-T-0012
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for Mississippi
Posted On:         Aug 25, 2016 11:49 am
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             TARPAULIN
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 25, 2016 10:42 am
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             Plate Carriers with Level IIIA Soft Armor Inserts
Sol. #:            FA2823-16-Q-3018
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Materiel Command
Location:          AFTC/PZIO - Eglin
Posted On:         Aug 25, 2016 8:58 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 24, 2016 12:00 pm
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Title:             ROTC Baseball Caps
Sol. #:            W9124D-16-Q-5627
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 25, 2016 8:41 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 19, 2016 12:07 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 24, 2016 6:36 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:             Rescue Suits for TREC, Ft Belvoir
Sol. #:            W91QV1-16-T-0168
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 6:02 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 12, 2016 5:25 pm
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Title:             High Gloss Shoes, Men for The Old Guard, Ft Myer
Sol. #:            PR10917040
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command, MICC
Location:          MICC - Fort Belvoir
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 5:13 pm
Current Type:      Sources Sought (Modified)
Base Type:         Sources Sought
Base Posting Date: Aug 24, 2016 4:24 pm
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Title:             Wildland Boots
Sol. #:            W91151-16-T-0271
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 5:08 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Plate Carriers with Level IIIA Soft Armor Inserts
Sol. #:            FA2823-16-Q-3018
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Materiel Command
Location:          AFTC/PZIO - Eglin
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 5:01 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 24, 2016 12:00 pm
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Title:             Men White Short Sleeve Shirts for The Old Guard, Ft Myer
Sol. #:            PR10000000
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command, MICC
Location:          MICC - Fort Belvoir
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 4:53 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             TROUSERS (Amended)
Sol. #:            000000006450
Agency:            General Services Administration
Office:            Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
Location:          GSA Reverse Auction Platform (4QTF)
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 4:01 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 24, 2016 3:46 pm
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Title:             Promotional Items (Recruiting)
Sol. #:            W912J3-16-T-0018
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for New Mexico
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 3:51 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jun 14, 2016 5:38 pm
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Title:             Cold Weather Clothing
Sol. #:            FA4484-16-Q-0009
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Mobility Command
Location:          87th CONS
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 3:09 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Advance Planning Brief for Industry for Extreme Cold Weather Clothing
Sol. #:            W911QY-16-COLD-APBI
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - APG (W911QY) Natick (SPS)
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 2:51 pm
Current Type:      Special Notice (Modified)
Base Type:         Special Notice
Base Posting Date: Jul 08, 2016 3:41 pm
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Title:             TAPE,TEXTILE
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0413
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 1:49 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             FASTENER TAPE,HOOK
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0411
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 1:44 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             BAG,WATER
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0427
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 11:14 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Uniform Items/Accesories and Alteration
Sol. #:            HQ0034-16-T-0016
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
Office:            Washington Headquarters Services
Location:          WHS, Acquisition Directorate
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 10:15 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Army Vehicle Cover
Sol. #:            W912L7-16-Q-1824
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for Tennessee
Posted On:         Aug 24, 2016 10:03 am
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 24, 2016 9:20 am
Current Type:      Solicitation
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 23, 2016 2:40 pm
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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.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Two Advanced Textile and Clothing Events in Boston

July 29, 2016, I attended the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America Inaugural Membership Day at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

AFFOA’s mission is to enable a manufacturing-based revolution by transforming traditional fibers, yarns, and fabrics into highly sophisticated, integrated and networked devices and systems.

Guiding principles:

  • Lasting Institute – AFFOA is conceived and constructed with the goal of establishing a financially viable organization that will have a significant and enduring impact on the U.S. fibers and textiles manufacturing sector.
  • Dedicated Mission – AFFOA NPO’s sole purpose is to administer and carry out the mission of AFFOA.
  • Sustainability – AFFOA’s governance structure works now and will work five years from now.
  • Independence –AFFOA should be perceived and act as an independent organization and be held accountable to all of its stakeholders.
  • Transparency – Responsibilities and roles of the various components of the governance structure are clear.
  • Representation and Integration – Governance structure engenders communication and participation of AFFOA stakeholders across the AFFOA ecosystem through representative bodies.
  • Simple and efficient decision making – Governance structure enables efficient and rapid decision making and operations (not business as usual).
  • Product – Product context, product roadmaps and the ability to engage industry in proprietary ways are critical to AFFOA’s engagement of industry now and in the future.
  • Government Involvement – Governance structure enables Federal Government participation now and in the future.

Learn more at http://join.affoa.org/.

Thursday, August 25, 2016, I attended the Proof Challenge Kickoff: Designing the Chemical Biological Defense Suit at the Boston Museum of Science, organized by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense. See more information at www.proofchallenge.com.

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

Erik Autor Appointed President of The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones

Erik Autor, an experienced authority on international trade, customs and transportation issues, has been has been appointed president of The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones. NAFTZ Chairman Jose QuiƱonez, FTZ manager for the City of El Paso, Texas, announced the appointment.

Autor joins NAFTZ after fifteen years as vice president and international trade counsel at the National Retail Federation and three years as an international business consultant. He succeeds Daniel Griswold, who served as NAFTZ president for four years.

Autor began his career as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York after receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UCLA and the London School of Economics, and joint law degrees from Duke University. He then joined the international trade group at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in Washington, DC, and served six years as international trade counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance before joining the National Retail Federation.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Russia's Implementation of Its WTO Commitments

On August 17, 2016, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published in the Federal Register Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Russia's Implementation of Its WTO Commitments.

USTR invites written comments and/or oral testimony of interested persons on Russia's implementation of the commitments made in connection with its accession to the WTO, including, but not limited to, commitments in the following areas:

(a) import regulation (e.g., tariffs, tariff-rate quotas, quotas, import licenses);

(b) export regulation;

(c) subsidies;

(d) standards and technical regulations;

(e) sanitary and phytosanitary measures;

(f) trade-related investment measures;

(g) taxes and charges levied on imports and exports;

(h) other internal policies affecting trade;

(i) intellectual property rights (including intellectual property rights enforcement);

(j) services;

(k) rule of law issues (e.g., transparency, judicial review, uniform administration of laws and regulations);

(l) trade-related investment measures; and

(m) other WTO commitments.

You must submit written comments no later than Tuesday, September 20, 2016. A hearing will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016,

Federal Business Opportunities through August 17, 2016

Recently posted federal business opportunities.
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Title:             DECORATION SET,INDIVIDUAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1315
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 7:09 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             ARMY RESERVED REENLISTMENT RECOGNITION ITEM
Sol. #:            W91249-0010794453
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 5:34 pm
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: May 18, 2016 4:07 pm
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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 16, 2016 5:34 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT, TEMPER AIR SUPPO
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1886
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 5:26 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Bump Caps
Sol. #:            F2KDAC6181A101
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Global Strike Command
Location:          377 MSG/Contracting Division
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 3:43 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             HDU Trousers, Men's
Sol. #:            SPE1C116R0159
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 3:24 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             BOOTWALL,MODULAR CO
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 2:44 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             FLAGSTAFF
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1884
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 2:19 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             DRIVERS' GLOVES; COWHIDE
Sol. #:            W44W9M619401JO
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 2:17 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 28, 2016 2:40 pm
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Title:             Personal Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Gloves
Sol. #:            RFPP0700NAS160988
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 1:51 pm
Current Type:      Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Jun 03, 2016 12:45 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 16, 2016 1:50 pm
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:             Level IIIA Soft Body Armor
Sol. #:            W912KC-16-Q-3075
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 1:47 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 03, 2016 9:59 am
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Title:             SAR EQUIPMENT
Sol. #:            N68836-16-T-0413
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 1:37 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Personal Protective Equipment
Sol. #:            0010893541
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 1:25 pm
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 19, 2016 1:34 pm
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Title:             Personal Protective Equipment
Sol. #:            0010893541-0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 1:25 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             FA4877-16-Q-0434 FAST Helmets
Sol. #:            FA487716Q434
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Combat Command
Location:          355 CONS
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 1:20 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 16, 2016 11:40 am
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Title:             MARKETING MATERIALS
Sol. #:            W912LQ-16-Q-3044
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          192 MSG MSC Contracting
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 12:57 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Boat Covers
Sol. #:            FA2521-Q-B298
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Space Command
Location:          45CONS (Bldg 423)
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 12:20 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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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 16, 2016 11:23 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II (ACH GEN II)
Sol. #:            W91CRB-16-R-0004
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - APG (W91CRB ) Division D
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 11:06 am
Current Type:      Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Nov 24, 2015 2:09 pm
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Title:             Police Uniforms
Sol. #:            NIH-OLAO-OD3-RFP4146619 
Agency:            Department of Health and Human Services
Office:            National Institutes of Health
Location:          Office of Administration
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 9:41 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 02, 2016 7:44 am
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Title:             Formal Carriers for Stab Resistant Vests 
Sol. #:            RFQP0700NAS161034
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 7:43 am
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 15, 2016 10:28 am
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Title:             FLAG,NATIONAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0405
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 16, 2016 6:59 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Air Beam Shelter
Sol. #:            W67k2161450003
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for Utah
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 6:41 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             Inmate Release Clothing
Sol. #:            RF410008
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 4:28 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Request for Information (RFI) for Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Signature Reducing Technology
Sol. #:            W911QY-16RFISWIR
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - APG (W911QY) Natick (SPS)
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 3:11 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             Body Armor Carriers
Sol. #:            FA8201-16-R-VEST
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Materiel Command
Location:          AFLCMC / AFSC / AFNWC - HILL AFB
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 2:50 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 09, 2016 4:51 pm
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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 15, 2016 2:28 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Men's Single Oxford Shoes
Sol. #:            N00189-16-T-0459
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 1:03 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 13, 2016 3:39 pm
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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 15, 2016 11:59 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:             Tactical Uniforms
Sol. #:            MPRFQ07
Agency:            Department of State
Office:            Office of Acquisitions
Location:          INL Support
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 11:24 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 29, 2016 2:30 pm
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Title:             Lab Coat Rental and Cleaning
Sol. #:            w56hzv-16-r-L137-2
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - WRN (W56HZV)(DTA)
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 10:45 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 03, 2016 2:59 pm
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Title:             RBPO Course - Individual Equipment
Sol. #:            FY16RR040
Agency:            Department of State
Office:            Office of Acquisitions
Location:          Acquisition Management
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 10:44 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 14, 2016 2:03 pm
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Title:             RBPO Course - Training Gear
Sol. #:            FY16RR039
Agency:            Department of State
Office:            Office of Acquisitions
Location:          Acquisition Management
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 10:42 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 14, 2016 2:02 pm
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1876
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 10:41 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT, TEMPER AIR SUPPO
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1874
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 10:33 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Formal Carriers for Stab Resistant Vests 
Sol. #:            RFQP0700NAS161034
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 10:28 am
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Aviation Coverall
Sol. #:            W912JB-16-P-4124
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 8:28 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 15, 2016 8:13 am
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Title:             Aviation Coverall
Sol. #:            W912JB16T4123
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 15, 2016 8:28 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Rescue Suits for TREC, Ft Belvoir
Sol. #:            W91QV1-16-T-0168
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 5:25 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             T-Shirt Designs & Promotional Items
Sol. #:            W912J3-16-T-0022
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for New Mexico
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 4:55 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 06, 2016 1:31 pm
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Title:             MARKET SURVEY FOR FSC 8460 - BRIEFCASE
Sol. #:            QSBAAA-D6-16-4351-SS
Agency:            General Services Administration
Office:            Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
Location:          Southwest Supply and Acquisition Center
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 4:48 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             TACTICAL EQUIPMENT
Sol. #:            tacticalequipment81216
Agency:            Department of State
Office:            Western Hemisphere Posts
Location:          U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 4:38 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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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 12, 2016 4:04 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Firefighter Gear
Sol. #:            W912KN16T0044
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          177 FW/LGC
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 3:58 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             ECWCS Gen III Lvl 7, Urban Gray parkas
Sol. #:            F4F3AD6190A901
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Materiel Command
Location:          AFLCMC/PZIO - WPAFB
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 3:48 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 08, 2016 11:38 am
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Title:             Personal Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Gloves
Sol. #:            RFPP0700NAS160988
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 3:06 pm
Current Type:      Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Jun 03, 2016 12:45 pm
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Title:             Trousers, Bib, Wet Weather
Sol. #:            SPE1C116XTBA
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 2:26 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Army Modular Tactical Holster (AMTH)
Sol. #:            W911QY-16-AMTH
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - APG (W911QY) Natick (SPS)
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 2:16 pm
Base Type:         Sources Sought
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Title:             Individual Equipment
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Defense Logistics Agency Detachment
Location:          DLA Aberdeen (ACC-APG)
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 10:15 am
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             FASTENER TAPE - HOOK
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0411
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 9:30 am
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             LGF COMPLETE UNIFORMS FY2016
Sol. #:            SEK004_20016
Agency:            Department of State
Office:            African Posts
Location:          U.S. Embassy Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 3:14 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 21, 2016 9:33 am
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Title:             Safety Shoes and Clothes
Sol. #:            W91QVN16T0166
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command, ECC
Location:          411TH CSB (W91QVN) RCC YONGSAN
Posted On:         Aug 12, 2016 12:08 am
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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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 11, 2016 5:12 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 10, 2016 9:51 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 11, 2016 5:02 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 10, 2016 8:16 am
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Title:             Water Storage Bladder
Sol. #:            P081116
Agency:            Department of Health and Human Services
Office:            Program Support Center
Location:          Supply Service Center
Posted On:         Aug 11, 2016 3:35 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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Title:             SERVICE RIBBON,AWAR
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1864
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 11, 2016 2:19 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             WEBBING - TEXTILE-NYLON
Sol. #:            spe1c116q0409
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 11, 2016 12:40 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT, TEMPER AIR SUPPO
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1861
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 11, 2016 10:49 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT, TEMPER AIR SUPPO
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1862
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 11, 2016 10:45 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             SAFETY SHOE MOBILE SERVICE
Sol. #:            SP330016Q0233
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Distribution
Posted On:         Aug 11, 2016 10:25 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             INMATE RELEASE CLOTHING
Sol. #:            RFQP01211600049
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          USP Hazelton
Posted On:         Aug 11, 2016 9:06 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 09, 2016 1:05 pm
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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 11, 2016 8:57 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:             Modular Vest Plate Carriers
Sol. #:            FA5682-16-Q-5046
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            US Air Force Europe
Location:          31 CONS
Posted On:         Aug 11, 2016 8:43 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Cold Weather Parka
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Department of the Navy
Office:            Naval Supply Systems Command
Location:          NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk
Posted On:         Aug 11, 2016 8:37 am
Base Type:         Justification and Approval (J&A)
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Title:             Triple Mag Pouch & Drop Leg Holster
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-16-R-0156
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 11, 2016 8:20 am
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             CLOTH,LAMINATED
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1858
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 11, 2016 8:19 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             T-Shirt, Tactical
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-16-R-0137
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles
Posted On:         Aug 11, 2016 7:58 am
Current Type:      Presolicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Presolicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 19, 2016 7:36 am
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Title:             TENT,MX SHELTER, TAN,
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1853
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 9:18 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             USCGC EAGLE SAIL REPLACEMENT
Sol. #:            HSCG28-13-QXQE001
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
Office:            United States Coast Guard (USCG)
Location:          USCG Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) Procurement Branch 2
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 8:41 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation / Cancelled
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jun 30, 2016 12:49 pm
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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 10, 2016 8:30 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             Fire Department Fitness Clothing w/Design
Sol. #:            W90VN8-16-T-0048
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command, ECC
Location:          411TH CSB (W90VN8) RCO CAMP HUMPHREYS
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 8:20 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Adaptive Rope Kits
Sol. #:            F1LT01618AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Air Force Special Operations Command
Location:          27 SOCONS
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 6:39 pm
Base Type:         Special Notice
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Title:             FIRE PROTECTION GEAR
Sol. #:            W912SV-16-T-0021
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 5:21 pm
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 08, 2016 4:47 pm
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Title:             Corrosion Covers
Sol. #:            W912LM-16-T-0049
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 3:45 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 02, 2016 12:33 pm
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Title:             TARPAULIN
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 3:17 pm
Base Type:         Award Notice
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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 10, 2016 3:09 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Parachute Canopies
Sol. #:            FA7000-16-T-0106
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Direct Reporting Units
Location:          USAF Academy - 10 CONS
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 3:00 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Aug 09, 2016 3:16 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 10, 2016 2:38 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 10, 2016 2:24 pm
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:             ERIE SAFETY SHOES    
Sol. #:            VA24416Q1542
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
Office:            Network Contracting Office 4
Location:          Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 2:07 pm
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Tactical Uniforms
Sol. #:            MPRFQ07
Agency:            Department of State
Office:            Office of Acquisitions
Location:          INL Support
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 1:44 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 29, 2016 2:30 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 10, 2016 1:31 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:             Silver Wings Parachute Systems
Sol. #:            0010847367-0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 1:17 pm
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 26, 2016 7:41 am
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Title:             Cadet Distinctive Uniforms
Sol. #:            FA7000-16-T-0075
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
Office:            Direct Reporting Units
Location:          USAF Academy - 10 CONS
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 1:02 pm
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             WEBBING,TEXTILE
Sol. #:            SPE1C116Q0384
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 11:40 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 29, 2016 2:15 pm
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Title:             Emergency Kits
Sol. #:            DJF-16-2300-PR-0005659-01
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Federal Bureau of Investigation
Location:          FedBid Marketplace
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 11:33 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 13, 2016 3:45 pm
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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 10, 2016 11:29 am
Base Type:         Presolicitation
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Title:             DECORATION SET,INDIVIS
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1850
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 11:18 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             compression sleeve
Sol. #:            10906585
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            FedBid
Location:          FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 9:56 am
Current Type:      Award
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 28, 2016 11:03 am
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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 10, 2016 9:51 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Lab Coat and Towel Services
Sol. #:            FDA-SOL-1167237
Agency:            Department of Health and Human Services
Office:            Food and Drug Administration
Location:          Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services - Rockville
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 9:41 am
Current Type:      Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Modified)
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Base Posting Date: Jul 13, 2016 11:50 am
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Title:             FIREFIGHTING APPAREL 
Sol. #:            W25G1V-16-T-0311
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            Army Contracting Command
Location:          ACC - APG (W25G1V) Tobyhanna
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 9:23 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Master IDIQ - Men's and Women's Shoes
Sol. #:            811835
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 9:06 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             Master IDIQ - Men's and Women's Boots
Sol. #:            811827
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Bureau of Prisons
Location:          Acquisitions Branch
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 9:05 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             DRASH Shelter Repair and Replacement Parts
Sol. #:            W912LQ-16-T-0066
Agency:            Department of the Army
Office:            National Guard Bureau
Location:          USPFO for Virginia
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 8:55 am
Current Type:      Special Notice (Modified)
Base Type:         Special Notice
Base Posting Date: Aug 01, 2016 1:38 pm
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Title:             TENT, TEMPER AIR SUPPO
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1847
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 8:43 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C116T1846
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
Location:          DLA Troop Support - Clothing & Textiles - BSM
Posted On:         Aug 10, 2016 8:40 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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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 10, 2016 8:16 am
Base Type:         Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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