Friday, March 22, 2019

A Look Inside the American Woolen Company Mill

Made in America – it’s harder and harder to find those three words inside our clothes. But a Stafford Spring mill that’s reopened for business is changing that... CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

NCTO Elects North Carolina Manufacturing CEO as 2019 Chairman

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) held its 16th Annual Meeting March 19-21 in Washington, DC. Elected as NCTO officers for 2019 are:

Chairman – Leib Oehmig, CEO of Glen Raven, Inc. Mr. Oehmig is CEO of Glen Raven, Inc., based in Glen Raven, North Carolina. Glen Raven is an innovative leader in textile research and development, dying, spinning, weaving and finishing, and distribution and logistics.

Vice Chairman – David Roberts, CEO of CAP Yarns, Inc. Mr. Roberts is CEO of CAP Yarns, Inc., based in Clover, South Carolina. CAP Yarns is a specialty yarn manufacturer and a leader in developing unique yarns for the knitting and weaving industry.

NCTO is a Washington, DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers.

  • U.S. employment in the textile supply chain was 594,147 in 2018.
  • The value of shipments for U.S. textiles and apparel was $76.8 billion in 2018.
  • U.S. exports of fiber, textiles and apparel were $30.1 billion in 2018.
  • Capital expenditures for textile and apparel production totaled $2.0 billion in 2017, the last year for which data is available.

Patrick Gruber to Receive AATCC Millson Award

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists has named Patrick R. Gruber as the recipient of the Henry E. Millson Award for Invention for developing a green chemistry-based continuous process for producing polylactic acid fibers known as PLA. The Millson Award recognizes inventions that are outstanding contributions to textile technology.

Gruber is CEO and board member at Gevo Inc., specializing in converting carbohydrates into low carbon chemicals and fuels, lessening reliance on petrochemical sources.

Gruber began his career at Cargill Inc. in 1988 as technology manager in search of new business opportunities involving renewable resource-based products as raw materials. He served as Technical Director of Cargill's BioScience division from 1998 to 1999. In 1997, Gruber co-founded NatureWorks, LLC (formerly Cargill Dow, LLC), and served as Vice President of Technology and Operations and Chief Technology Officer until 2005.

Chemical giants had spent decades trying to find a renewable and environmentally safe raw material to make into plastic. Until Gruber’s discovery in 1989, no one had discovered out how to make PLA from plant starches with the right properties and inexpensively enough for large scale production.

A new fermentation and distillation process enabled cheaper purification, better optical composition control, and significant yield increases over existing practice. The patented process enabled a single plant, using a flexible manufacturing system, to produce different PLA grades for multiple markets at low cost while adhering to environmentally sound practices.

Gruber has received numerous awards including: The George Washington Carver Award from BIO, The Presidential Green Chemistry Award, The Discover Award for Environmental Innovation from Discover Magazine, The Lee W. Rivers Innovation Award from CDMA, an Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota in 2011, and numerous others. Gruber is the editor the two volume book “Biorefineries—Industrial Processes and Products,” eight papers and book chapters, and holds more than 60 US patents, with a number of others pending.

Gruber received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota. He also earned an M.S. in business administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

The Millson Award

AATCC named the Millson Award for Invention for Henry E. Millson, a noted inventor who was head of dyes research for American Cyanamid. Millson, the 1958 recipient of AATCC's Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in textile chemistry, endowed the award in 1979 with the stipulation that he never be considered a candidate. After agreeing to that condition, the Association promptly named the award in his honor.

Award Presentation

The Millson Award will be presented at AATCC's International Conference in Fort Worth, TX, USA, at the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, during the Award Luncheon on April 11, 2019 at noon.

For a complete list of previous award recipients, visit www.aatcc.org/abt/awards/millson/millson-award-recipients

About AATCC: AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries throughout the world.

Army and Navy Uniform Contract Awarded

M&M Manufacturing LLC, Lajas, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $13,781,250 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Navy Working Uniform blouses and Army Combat Uniform coats. This was a competitive acquisition with six responses received. This is an 18-month base contract with three one-year option periods. Location of performance is Puerto Rico, with a March 19, 2021, estimated performance completion date. Using military services are Navy and Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2021 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1145).

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Federal Business Opportunities through March 20, 2019

Recently posted federal business opportunities

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Title:             53 WEG Tension Fabric Structure Purchase
Sol. #:            FA4819-19-Q-3024 
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             3 Tention Fabric Structures
Sol. #:            FA4819-19-Q-3011
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             INSIGNIA,GRADE,ENLI
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1209
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MEDAL SET,SERVICE
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1204
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Deployment Gear
Sol. #:            FA4661-19-Q-0047
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Military Rucks
Sol. #:            W912KZ-19-Q-5019
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Drash Tent Accessories - 77th
Sol. #:            11310950
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             P248 Water Purification Testing
Sol. #:            W911QYPMCIETesting
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             60' x 38' x 9.5' TENT
Sol. #:            N0016719Q0048
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Grey Blue Flannel 2000 Yards
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0013
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             STS Mountain Tech Gear 
Sol. #:            W912KZ-19-Q-5017
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Gray Blue Flannel
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0013
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1291
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1298
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Rifleman Set w/TAP and Components
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0021
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SHOE COVERS
Sol. #:            SPMYM219Q1221
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             50 State Indoor Parade Quality Flag 
Sol. #:            FJHHBNKJ0002
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Rifle Magazine Pouch
Sol. #:            M67854-19-R-1549
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             TravelPro Luggage or Equal
Sol. #:            F1D1049064AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             White Gloves
Sol. #:            M00264-19-Q-0059
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             ROOF CAP ASSEMBLY
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             REPAIR KIT,TENTAGE, MGPTS
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             CONTAINER,TENT PIN
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             White Trousers without Pockets
Sol. #:            M0026419Q0055
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Officer Dress Blue Coats and Trousers for Marines Barracks Washington
Sol. #:            M0026419Q0039
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Gloves, Leather, Light Duty (LDUG)
Sol. #:            SPE1C119R0049
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SUPPORT,BOOM
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0291
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply
Sol. #:            W912CM19R0004
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Hoods, Balaclava 2000 EA
Sol. #:            W912PQ19Q0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Deployment Gear
Sol. #:            FA4661-19-Q-0047
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Commercial Item, Fabric Pre-Cuts for Liners, AF Trunks
Sol. #:            CT2260-19
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             BAG,TENT FRAME PART
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1274
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Security Forces MASSIF Cold Weather Layering System 
Sol. #:            FA4626-19-Q-0024
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Hearing Protection Headsets
Sol. #:            M0026419Q0054
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Security Forces MASSIF Cold Weather Layering System 
Sol. #:            FA4626-19-Q-0024
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Court Shoes
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0016
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Commercial Item, Fabric Pre-Cuts for Liners, AF Trunks
Sol. #:            CT2260-19
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Balistic Helmets
Sol. #:            DPGOPDTS190212a
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             DCMA Civilian Awards and Decoration
Sol. #:            S5121A-19-R-0006
Agency:            Defense Contract Management Agency
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Title:             RFQ FOR FSC 8460 - BRIEFCASES
Sol. #:            
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SHOULDER S
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1093
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             PARKA,ECW(LOFT),URBAN GREY,ECWCS GEN
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             STS Cold WX Garments 
Sol. #:            W912KZ-19-Q-5006
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             MODULAR SCALABLE VEST-SM-SCORPION,-MD-SCORPION, LG-SCORPION, XL SCORPION
Sol. #:            FTPOLKJRTCOPSGRPAAJ0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             3 Tention Fabric Structures
Sol. #:            FA4819-19-Q-3011
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             GSA Fleet Key Ring Card Holders
Sol. #:            QMAA-CK-190003-D
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             HOUSING,FLYER'S HEL
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0125
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             OPTION - Cloth Polyester Twill - Lining
Sol. #:            W911SD19R0030
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             STS Gortex Pants 
Sol. #:            W912KZ-19-Q-5012
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             FELT SHEET
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0106
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             84 -- Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             AFE Harnesses and Belts
Sol. #:            FA487719QA028
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Deployment Uniform Clothing & Equipment
Sol. #:            W912LA19Q6025
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Anti-Static, Conductive Gloves
Sol. #:            W44W9M-19-T-0078
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Uniforms and Accessories
Sol. #:            SILL-DES-WB-0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Cold Temperature and Artic Protective System (CTAPS)
Sol. #:            W911QY-ColdTemperatureArticProtectiveSystem(CTAPS)
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Gloves, Barbed Tape - Wire Handlers 
Sol. #:            W911QY-GlovesBarbedTapeWireHandlers
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tactical Armband 
Sol. #:            W91UH4KS0007
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Ops-Core FAST MT Super High Cut Helmet (Ballistic) 
Sol. #:            713412-7948
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             15 FT Extractor Cargo Parachute (SYPNOPSIS )
Sol. #:            W56HZV19R0077
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Fire Suppression Lithium-Ion Bags
Sol. #:            W9133L-19-R-0040
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Cadet Issued Sword Belt & Frog
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0041
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST) 
Sol. #:            SPE1C117R0020_JSLIST
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Ice creepers
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-Q-0129
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Leather Sword Belt & Frog
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0041
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             OPTION - Wool and Nylon - Type II - Black
Sol. #:            W911SD19R0029
Agency:            Department of the Army
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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.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CPSC to Hold Hearing on Agenda and Priorities for FY 2020 and 2021

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission) will conduct a public hearing to receive views from all interested parties about the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2020, which begins on October 1, 2019, and for fiscal year 2021, which begins on October 1, 2020. We invite members of the public to participate. Written comments and oral presentations concerning the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 will become part of the public record.

The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on May 1, 2019, and will conclude the same day. Requests to make oral presentations and the written text of any oral presentations must be received by the Division of the Secretariat not later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on April 17, 2019. The Commission will accept written comments as well. These also must be received by the Division of the Secretariat not later than 5 p.m. EDT on April 17, 2019.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Army Combat Uniform Contract Awarded

Golden Manufacturing Inc., Golden, Mississippi, has been awarded a maximum $18,234,851 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Army Combat Uniform coats and the Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform. This was a competitive acquisition with nine responses received. This is a two-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Mississippi, with a Sept. 14, 2021, performance completion date. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2021 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1138).

Friday, March 15, 2019

Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Feldman and Staff Meeting with National Council of Textile Organizations

Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Peter Feldman and staff will be meeting with the National Council of Textile Organizations on March 18, 2019. Attendees will include: Mike Sheldon, President and CEO of Valdese Weavers; Don Vavala, Senior Director of Government Affairs, W.L. Gore and Associates; Hardy Poole, National Council of Textile Organizations.

Rhode Island Company Awarded Army and Air Force Parka Contract

Hyman Brickle & Son Inc., doing business as Northwest Woolen Mills, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, has been awarded a $9,736,800 firm-fixed-price, definite quantity contract for extreme cold weather parkas. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is an eight-month contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Rhode Island and Massachusetts, with a Nov. 9, 2019, performance completion date. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-C-0007).

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Federal Business Opportunities through March 13, 2019

Recently posted federal business opportunities

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Title:             POD-8 LIFERAFT AND PRESSURE RELIEF PLUG FOR C-130
Sol. #:            70Z034-19-Q-4AB15700
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Deployment Gear
Sol. #:            FA4661-19-Q-0047
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             COOKIE G3 Matte Black Free Fall Helmets
Sol. #:            AIRDROPBRANCHFREEFALL001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Crye Presission CAGE Plate Carrier
Sol. #:            910432-0478
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Contract for New and Tenured Federal Agent PPR Clothing
Sol. #:            89233119QNA000054
Agency:            Department of Energy
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Title:             693-19-2-545-0069 | Safety Shoes | EDA: 03/15/2019 | Current Milestone: Pre Sol| Status: Assigned to CS Lakeisiha Davenport (01/30/2019 lab)  
Sol. #:            36C24419Q0329
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             3 Tention Fabric Structures
Sol. #:            FA4819-19-Q-3011
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             BOOT, FIREMEN'S BLACK, 13" STEEL TOE
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-X0X0
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Nomex Fabric
Sol. #:            SPMYM319Q3016
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             OPTION - Cloth Knit Velour
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0031
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             STS G-TEC sources sought
Sol. #:            W912KZ-19-Q-5014
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1244
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1245
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SOCKS, LINER, BLACK
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0075
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             BUCKLE
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1231
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Pop-Up Tent
Sol. #:            JBLMICORPSKPM0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Cape, Aircrewman
Sol. #:            8415010409018CapeAircrewman
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Safety Gloves
Sol. #:            W911KF-19-Q-0011
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             36C24419Q0329 Safety Shoes Wilkes Barre VAMC    
Sol. #:            36C24419Q0329
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Ballistic Body Armor Vests 
Sol. #:            OIG-NOI-233462
Agency:            Department of Health and Human Services
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Title:             Martime Buoyant Plates (MBP)
Sol. #:            N61331-19-KN-0001
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             3 Tention Fabric Structures
Sol. #:            FA4819-19-Q-3011
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             STS Patagonia Request
Sol. #:            W912KZ-19-Q-5013
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             GLOVES,ELECTRICAL W
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0122
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             WEBBING,TEXTILE
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0117
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Police Uniforms
Sol. #:            HM157519Q0016
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             Tactical Carriers
Sol. #:            15B61819PUE210015
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Pop-Up Tent
Sol. #:            JBLMICORPSKPM0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Custom Table and Chair Covers
Sol. #:            N0060419Q0000
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             FLAGSTAFF HEAD
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0982
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Gloves, Barbed Tape - Wire Handlers 
Sol. #:            W911QY-GlovesBarbedTapeWireHandlers
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             STS Gortex Pants 
Sol. #:            W912KZ-19-Q-5012
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BIG Quick Inflatable Tent System 519-19-2-6166-0062   
Sol. #:            36C25719Q0454
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Safety Shoes
Sol. #:            SP3300-19-Q-5013
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             301st Deployment Gear
Sol. #:            FA252119QB015
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             3 Tention Fabric Structures
Sol. #:            FA4819-19-Q-3011
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             TENT LINER, 16 x 16
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Maintenance Tent
Sol. #:            BRAGG1SWTGVSW0010
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             INL/Mexico Tactical Equipment
Sol. #:            191NLE19Q0028
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             DJF192200PR0001495
Sol. #:            DJF192200PR0001495
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Jacket, Flyer's, Intermediate, Type G-1
Sol. #:            SPE1C119R0084
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Gloves, Barbed Tape - Wire Handlers 
Sol. #:            W911QY-GlovesBarbedTapeWireHandlers
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BUCKLE
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1213
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             GLOVES,ELECTRICAL W
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q00430001
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Lightweight Plate Solicitation Package
Sol. #:            M67854-19-R-1500
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             CIDSAC Body Armor
Sol. #:            FLWUSAMPSTER0024
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Men's Army All Weather Coat and Replacement Belt
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-XXXXX
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             OPTION - Garment Bags
Sol. #:            W911SD19R0028
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             INSIGNIA,GRADE,ENLI
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1209
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             KATUSA Athletic Shoes
Sol. #:            W90VN819R0018
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             MEDAL,SERVICE
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1021
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TENT,CANVAS
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             USMC Pack Liners - Main and Assault 
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-TBA
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Synopsis Electrical Workers Gloves
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-Q-0122
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             VISOR,FLYER'S HELME
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0100
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Shelter Kits - ProPac
Sol. #:            N0060419Q4027
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             SHOE COVERS
Sol. #:            SPMYM219Q1221
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Competition_Accessories
Sol. #:            Competition_Accessories_MU8355-0002
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             FLAG,INDIVIDUAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1206
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MEDAL SET,SERVICE
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1204
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Portable Car Shelter
Sol. #:            Portable_Car_Shelter
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Crye Presission CAGE Plate Carrier
Sol. #:            910432-0478
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             J&A6.302-2:SPE1C119C004
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0018
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Hoods, Balaclava 2000 EA
Sol. #:            W912PQ19Q0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Gloves, Barbed Tape - Wire Handlers 
Sol. #:            W911QY-GlovesBarbedTapeWireHandlers
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Textile Tape
Sol. #:            47QSWA-19-D-1708
Agency:            General Services Administration
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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.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Save the Date, 10th Triennial Flock School July 31-August 2, 2019

Join with other industry members on the beautiful University of Massachusetts campus for the 10th triennial American Flock Association FLOCK SCHOOL. The entire flocking process will be covered from choice of flock, substrate, and adhesive to coating and application techniques, as well as drying, curing, and post treatments. Break out sessions will address specific needs of the attendees. READ MORE.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Federal Business Opportunities through March 6, 2019

Recently posted federal business opportunities

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Title:             BAG,TENT FRAME PART
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1196
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1193
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TENT,COT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1191
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Sources Sought Domestically Produced Rayon
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-RAYON-SOURCES-SOUGHT
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             FLAG,NATIONAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0921
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Portable Car Shelter
Sol. #:            Portable_Car_Shelter
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             TYVEK SUITS
Sol. #:            DJF192200PR0001949
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Battlefield Airmen Rapid Refresh and Replenishment (BARS) Parachute Equipment Harness
Sol. #:            FA8629-19-R-5000
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Ops-Core FAST MT Super High Cut Helmet (Ballistic) 
Sol. #:            713412-7948
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BOOT, FIREMEN'S BLACK, 13" STEEL TOE
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-X0X0
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MSV Carriers
Sol. #:            W91CRB19RMSVCARRIERS-AMENDMENT0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Modular Scalable Vest Soft Armor Ballistic Inserts 
Sol. #:            W91CRB19RMSVBALLISTICS-Amendment0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Frame MCPS
Sol. #:            75774162
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Frame Assembly Complete
Sol. #:            014758132
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             301st Deployment Gear
Sol. #:            FA252119QB015
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             LAPEL BUTTON, CIVILIAN, US ARMY
Sol. #:            KNOXG4EG0001_01
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tactical_Pants_Apex
Sol. #:            Tactical_Pants_Apex_MU8355-0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Ballistic Advanced Combat Helmets
Sol. #:            FA487719QA018
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Hangers
Sol. #:            FLWCW19001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             FLAG,NATIONAL
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Request for Information (RFI) for Cloth, Gabardine: Wool, Polyester/Wool, Type II Class 12, Sky Blue MC Shade 2319, Mothproofed, Sponged
Sol. #:            MC_Sky_Blue_Cloth_RFI
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System Pouch
Sol. #:            M67854-19-I-1560
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             DRASH Tent Parts
Sol. #:            H92239-19-Q-0005
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             Duty Gear
Sol. #:            15M60019PA3400009
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             301st Deployment Gear
Sol. #:            FA252119QB015
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             HOUSING,FLYER'S HEL
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0125
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             VISOR,FLYER'S HELME
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0114
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             COVER, MARITIME DAY
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0910
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Portable Altar
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0124
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             INL/Mexico Tactical Equipment
Sol. #:            191NLE19Q0028
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             Commercial Item, Fabric, Berry Amendment Compliant for AF Trunk Program
Sol. #:            CT2259-19
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Nomex Fabric
Sol. #:            SPMYM319Q3016
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Massif Clothing
Sol. #:            F6T3LS9051AW01
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Hoods, Balaclava 2000 EA
Sol. #:            W912PQ19Q0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
Sol. #:            HQ003419R0066
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             Coverall, Utility, Foliage Green
Sol. #:            CoverallUtility_foliagegreen
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Tent Liners and Skins
Sol. #:            W9124D-19-Q-6172
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             West Point, Insignia Buttons, Burrs, & Toggles
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-Q-0003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             CLEAR POLY MATERIAL FOR SHOWER CURTAINS
Sol. #:            CT2258-19
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Contract for New and Tenured Federal Agent PPR Clothing
Sol. #:            89233119QNA000054
Agency:            Department of Energy
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Title:             Bootwall, Gren, Ty. 1 Class 1 (MCPS to M577)
Sol. #:            75590263
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             PROTOTYPE BLOUSES AND TROUSERS, NAVY UNIFORM
Sol. #:            N0018919QG046
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply
Sol. #:            W912CM19R0004
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             TEMPER TYPE XLVIII-STA
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1162
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             IFAK
Sol. #:            DPGOPDTS190213a
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             140th Wing AEF Gear and Uniforms
Sol. #:            W912LC19Q5003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             MASK,FACE,IMPACT PR
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0010
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             GUIDON
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1054
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SERVICE CA
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1012
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Otto Fuel Shirts and Trousers
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Custom Tents for the NOAA Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
Sol. #:            NFFR7400-19-00862
Agency:            Department of Commerce
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Title:             TROUSERS,MEN'S
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Cloth, Poly/Wool, Trop, Washable, Blue Shade#3346 NSN 8305-01-151-1864
Sol. #:            SOL_TBD_NSN-8305-01-151-1864
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Webbing/Textile
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-Q-0117
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Notice of Award of DRASH Replacement Parts
Sol. #:            W91364-19-P-0019
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Uniforms and Accessories
Sol. #:            SILL-DES-WB-0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             P248 Water Purification Testing
Sol. #:            W911QYPMCIETesting
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             USMC Ballistic Post, Ballistic Screw and Spacer 
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-16-C-0016
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Screen Print Services
Sol. #:            RFQ-19-039
Agency:            Department of Health and Human Services
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Title:             DECORATION SET,INDI
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0107
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Clients of Agathon Associates and subscribers to Agathon Associates' Trade Advisor Service can find links to the full solicitations at www.agathonassociates.com/textile-pri/berry/fbo.htm. You will need to enter your username and password. If you do not know your username and password email David Trumbull at david@agathonassociates.com.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Loro Piana to use Directa Plus graphene technology

Directa Plus, a producer and supplier of graphene nanoplatelets-based products, has signed an exclusive agreement with Italian high-end clothing and fabrics producer Loro Piana for the commercialisation of Loro Piana fabrics and garments enriched by the company’s G+ technology. ... READ MORE.

Army Coat Contract Awarded

Aurora Industries LLC, Camuy, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $18,672,261 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for coats for the Army Combat Uniform and Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform. This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. This is a two-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Puerto Rico, with a Sept. 3, 2021, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2021 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1137).

United States Will Terminate GSP Designation of India and Turkey

On March 4, 2091, At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the United States intends to terminate India’s and Turkey’s designations as beneficiary developing countries under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program because they no longer comply with the statutory eligibility criteria.

India’s termination from GSP follows its failure to provide the United States with assurances that it will provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets in numerous sectors. Turkey’s termination from GSP follows a finding that it is sufficiently economically developed and should no longer benefit from preferential market access to the United States market.

By statute, these changes may not take effect until at least 60 days after the notifications to Congress and the governments of India and Turkey, and will be enacted by a Presidential Proclamation.

Background

Under the United States GSP program, certain products can enter the United States duty-free if beneficiary developing countries meet the eligibility criteria established by Congress. GSP criteria include, among others, respecting arbitral awards in favor of United States citizens or corporations, combating child labor, respecting internationally recognized worker rights, providing adequate and effective intellectual property protection, and providing the United States with equitable and reasonable market access. Countries can also be graduated from the GSP program depending on factors related to economic development.

India

The United States launched an eligibility review of India’s compliance with the GSP market access criterion in April 2018. India has implemented a wide array of trade barriers that create serious negative effects on United States commerce. Despite intensive engagement, India has failed to take the necessary steps to meet the GSP criterion.

Turkey

The United States designated Turkey as a GSP beneficiary developing country in 1975. An increase in Gross National Income (GNI) per capita, declining poverty rates, and export diversification, by trading partner and by sector, are evidence of Turkey’s higher level of economic development.

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Trade Policy Agenda and Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements

On March 1, 2019, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer delivered President Trump’s Trade Policy Agenda and Annual Report to Congress, outlining how the Administration’s trade policies are benefitting American workers and contributing to the strongest economy in decades.

“Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, the United States is pursuing trade policies that are more favorable to American workers,” said Ambassador Lighthizer. “In just two years, we have significantly re-written major trade deals with Korea, Mexico, and Canada. We have undertaken dramatic new enforcement efforts to stop unfair trading practices by China and other countries. We are aggressively enforcing U.S. trade laws, including by bringing cases under trade agreements, relevant U.S. laws, and at the WTO. We are ensuring that countries receiving benefits under the GSP program live up to eligibility standards set by Congress. These actions and many others are contributing to a stronger U.S. economy, which has generated more jobs and higher wages for American workers.”

To continue these economic gains, in 2019 the Trump Administration is urging Congress to approve the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is launching new trade negotiations with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. In addition, the Trump Administration will continue to press China to address long-standing U.S. concerns about unfair trade practices, defend America’s interests at the World Trade Organization, and vigorously enforce U.S. trade laws.

“Our goal is to ensure that hard work and innovation are rewarded, while unfair trade practices and illegal government subsidies are punished,” the report states.

The full report can be viewed here.

A fact sheet can be viewed here.

Background:

Congress requires the U.S. Trade Representative to submit the President’s Trade Policy Agenda and Annual Report by March 1 each year. The Trade Policy Agenda and Annual Report were prepared according to guidelines established under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Federal Prison Industries Wins $12 Million Army and Air Force T-Shirt Contract

Federal Prison Industries Inc., doing business as UNICOR, Washington, District of Columbia, has been awarded a maximum $12,210,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for moisture wicking t-shirts. This is a 24-month contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Georgia, South Carolina, and Washington, District of Columbia, with a Feb. 25, 2021, performance completion date. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2021 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-F021). (Awarded Feb. 26, 2019)

AAFA Publishes 20th Edition of the Industry’s Restricted Substance List

On February 26, 2019, the American Apparel & Footwear Association published the 20th edition of the Restricted Substance List (RSL). As the “go-to” resource for industry professionals tasked with chemical management, the RSL lists banned and restricted chemicals and substances for finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products, identifying the most restrictive regulations worldwide. The RSL is an open-industry resource available to both AAFA members and the broader community.

"Keeping up with continuously evolving regulations at the global, national, and state level results in major complexities for our members," said Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association. "For more than a decade, AAFA has provided the Restricted Substance List as a solution to the complex dilemma of evolving global regulations. It is with great pride that we release this landmark edition to the broader community, as a resource to ensure product safety around the world."

The 20th edition of the RSL covers 12 categories with more than 250 chemicals and is updated to reflect additions or changes to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals in finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products. The RSL is produced by AAFA’s RSL Task Force, which reviews and updates the list regularly to reflect the latest global regulatory changes.

The RSL can be accessed here.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Army Coat Contract Awarded

De Rossi & Son Company, Inc., Vineland, New Jersey, has been awarded a maximum $11,351,934 modification (P00012) exercising the fourth one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-15-D-1033) with four one-year option periods for men’s Army coats. This is a firm-fixed-price contract. Location of performance is New Jersey, with a March 3, 2020, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Federal Business Opportunities through February 27, 2019

Recently posted federal business opportunities

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Title:             Deployment Gear
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             COVERALLS
Sol. #:            SPMYM319Q9028_90227021
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             DECORATION,UNIT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1022
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Wildland Fire Boots BPA
Sol. #:            W912JV-19-Q-2000
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Rifleman Set w/TAP and Components
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0021
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             LAPEL BUTTON, CIVILIAN, US ARMY
Sol. #:            KNOXG4EG0001_01
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             OPTION - Cloth Polyester Twill - Lining
Sol. #:            W911SD19R0030
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             P248 Water Purification Testing
Sol. #:            W911QYPMCIETesting
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Gloves, Leather, Light Duty (LDUG)
Sol. #:            SPE1C119R0049
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TENT LINER
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1152
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             CLOTH,IMPREGNATED
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1091
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Commercial Item, Fabric Pre-Cuts for Liners, AF Trunks
Sol. #:            CT2260-19
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1136
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             CLOTH,TERRY
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1141
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Gloves, Leather, Light Duty (LDUG)
Sol. #:            SPE1C119R0049
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MODULAR SCALABLE VEST-SM-SCORPION,-MD-SCORPION, LG-SCORPION, XL SCORPION
Sol. #:            FTPOLKJRTCOPSGRPAAJ0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             50 State Indoor Parade Quality Flag 
Sol. #:            FJHHBNKJ0002
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Barbed Wire Handler's Gloves
Sol. #:            BWHG-2019-02-22
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Safety Gloves
Sol. #:            W911KF-19-Q-0011
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Battlefield Airmen Rapid Refresh and Replenishment (BARS) Parachute Equipment Harness
Sol. #:            FA8629-19-R-5000
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Pants, Flame Resistant, Aramid (Type I & II) (PGCs: 04003 & 04005)
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0024
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Shirt, Flame Resistant, Aramid (PGC: 04004)
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0070
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             PSD Purchase
Sol. #:            ShawAFBHHBNUSARCENTHMJ0010
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             30' x 32.5' Maintenance Shelter with Barn Doors Qty 2 furnish and install
Sol. #:            McCOYDESDJT0020
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             High Risk Tactical Training
Sol. #:            N6328519T0394
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             BUCKLE
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Hoods, Balaclava 2000 EA
Sol. #:            W912PQ19Q0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             PROTOTYPE UNIFORMS TROUSERS AND BLOUSES
Sol. #:            N0018919QG046
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Security Personnel Apparel
Sol. #:            TJ-2019-0002
Agency:            Department of Health and Human Services
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Title:             SERVICE RIBBON,AWAR
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1017
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Marine Corps Steel Toed Boots
Sol. #:            WOOD1STENBDECL0011
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             White Cotton Webbing
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0034
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             LAPEL BUTTON, CIVILIAN, US ARMY
Sol. #:            KNOXG4EG0001_01
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             LAPEL BUTTON, CIVILIAN, US ARMY
Sol. #:            KNOXG4EG0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BALL CAPS AND BEANIES
Sol. #:            W44W9M-19-T-0065
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Intermediate Cold Wet Coyote Boot
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0000
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Lightweight Plate Solicitation Package
Sol. #:            M67854-19-R-1500
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Martime Buoyant Plates (MBP)
Sol. #:            N61331-19-KN-0001
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply
Sol. #:            W912CM19R0004
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Athletic Socks
Sol. #:            W90VN8-19-R-0008
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Aircrew Flight Equipment - Eagle CIACS and Rhodesian Vest
Sol. #:            FA461319Q1003
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Cloth, India White
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0032
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tarps
Sol. #:            POLKJRTCLPC0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             PSD Purchase
Sol. #:            ShawAFBHHBNUSARCENTHMJ0010
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             GREY & WHITE DRESS CAPS
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-Q-0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             OPTION - Cloth Polyester Twill - Lining
Sol. #:            W911SD19R0030
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             INL/Mexico Tactical Equipment
Sol. #:            191NLE19Q0028
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             Maritime Armor System (MAS)
Sol. #:            N61331-19-LH-0001
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Upholstery Services
Sol. #:            W911N2-19-R-TA01
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Gloves, Leather, Light Duty (LDUG)
Sol. #:            SPE1C119R0049
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Hoods, Balaclava 2000 EA
Sol. #:            W912PQ19Q0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Textile Tape
Sol. #:            47QSWA-19-D-1708
Agency:            General Services Administration
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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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Textile Aircraft Arresting Systems Contract Awarded

Engineered Arresting Systems Corp., doing business as Zodiac Arresting Systems America, Aston, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $9,679,711 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for the Textile Aircraft Arresting Systems (TAAS) This contract provides for the production of the TAAS, a onetime emergency use overrun aircraft arresting system designed for use with tail hook equipped fighter aircraft, or non-hook equipped aircraft when couples with a net barrier engaging system. Work will be performed in Merpins, France, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 28, 2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition, and no funds were obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8533-17-D-0001). (Awarded Sept. 29, 2017)

Navy Working Uniform Contract Awarded

Silver Oak Leaf, Inc., Alpharetta, Georgia, has been awarded a maximum $16,074,375 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for blouses and trousers for the Type III, Navy Working Uniform. This was a competitive acquisition with six responses received. This is an 18-month base contract with three one-year option periods. Location of performance is Puerto Rico and Georgia, with a Feb. 24, 2021, estimated performance completion date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2019 through 2021 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1135).

Monday, February 25, 2019

No March 2nd China Tariff Hike

Friday, February 22, 2019

Army and Air Force Cold/Wet Weather Jacket Contract Awarded

Tennier Industries Inc., Delray Beach, Florida, has been awarded a maximum $30,493,800 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for extreme cold/wet weather jackets. This is an 18-month base contract with one, one-year option period. This was a competitive acquisition with seven responses received. Location of performance is Florida and Tennessee, with an Aug. 20, 2020, performance completion date. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019, through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1136).

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Federal Business Opportunities through February 20, 2019

Recently posted federal business opportunities

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Title:             BAG,TENT FRAME PART
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1121
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Athletic Socks
Sol. #:            W90VN8-19-R-0008
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             KATUSA Athletic Shoes
Sol. #:            W90VN819R0018
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             T3 Geronimo 2 Plate Carrier (Multi-Cam)
Sol. #:            FA461319Q1002
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Jacket, Air Force Intermediate Weather Outer Layer, Flame Resistant
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0059
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Trousers, Air Force Intermediate Weather Outer Layer, Flame Resistant
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0055
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Police Uniforms
Sol. #:            HM157519Q0016
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             Master BPA - FCC Coleman Boot Truck for Uniformed and Boots Required Employees
Sol. #:            965205
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             SLING,FLAGSTAFF
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1110
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Screen Print Services
Sol. #:            RFQ-19-039
Agency:            Department of Health and Human Services
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Title:             Martime Buoyant Plates (MBP)
Sol. #:            N61331-19-KN-0001
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Athletic Socks
Sol. #:            W90VN8-19-R-0008
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             GLOVE ANTI-C SZ9
Sol. #:            N0010419QBC75
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Custom Tents for the NOAA Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
Sol. #:            NFFR7400-19-00862
Agency:            Department of Commerce
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Title:             Snow Camo Parka
Sol. #:            SPE1C119RXXXX
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Pin Container, Temper
Sol. #:            77504143
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Paraclete Omega ICW Plate or Equivalent
Sol. #:            W911N2-19-Q-0003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:              Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             16oz Fire Retardant Canvas Tarpaulins 8' x 20'
Sol. #:            FLWCEHCRV0034
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Commercial Item, Fabric, Berry Amendment Compliant for AF Trunk Program
Sol. #:            CT2259-19
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             SAFETY SHOES - WEST
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             FIELD PACK
Sol. #:            SPE1C119R00140005
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Athletic Socks
Sol. #:            W90VN8-19-R-0008
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             PAIL,PLASTIC COLLAP
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q00320003
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Retention
Sol. #:            PolkW6N9AATMC0004
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Transport Cover Frame, LME
Sol. #:            8340014759504
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Repair Kit, MGPTS
Sol. #:            8340014910486
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Liner, Helmet (Zetaliner III)
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-Q-0105
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TENT SECTION
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             CARRIER,TENT FRAME
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             HOUSING,FLYER'S HEL
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0022
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Second Chance Vests 
Sol. #:            W91ZRU-19-R-0007
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Wildland Fire Boots BPA
Sol. #:            W912JV-19-Q-2000
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Boiler Suits
Sol. #:            SPMYM319Q3011
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             GLOVES,MEN'S
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1081
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Uniform Jackets and Bibs various sizes 
Sol. #:            McCOYDESDJT0018
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             IFAK
Sol. #:            DPGOPDTS190213a
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Screen Print Services
Sol. #:            RFQ-19-039
Agency:            Department of Health and Human Services
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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.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

List 3 China 301 Tariffs to Have Exclusion Process

In the appriations bill signed last week, Congress provided funds for the Office of the United States Trade Representative and in Explanatory Statement directed USTR to establish an exclusion process, similar to the process for goods on List 1 and List 2, no later than March 17, 2019.

Companies seeking to file for exclusions should begin preparing now, as the process requires highly detailed product description. If Agathon Associates assisted you with comments or hearing testimony relating to List 3, contact David Trumbull at david@agathonassociates.com to set up an appointment to begin the evaluation of any potential exclusion filings.

Here is the relevant language in the Explanatory Statement--

Section 301 Exclusion Process. USTR has finalized tariffs on goods from China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 in three separate rounds, and provided an exclusion process that allows U.S. businesses to obtain relief from the Section 301 tariffs for goods subject to tariffs in rounds 1 and 2. It is concerning that there is no exclusion process for goods subject to tariffs in round 3 of the Section 301 proceedings, as was done in the first two rounds. USTR shall establish an exclusion process for tariffs imposed on goods subject to Section 301 tariffs in round 3. This process should be initiated no later than 30 days after the enactment of this Act, following the same procedures as those in rounds 1 and 2, allowing stakeholders to request that particular products classified within a tariff subheading subject to new round 3 tariffs be excluded from the Section 301 tariffs. USTR shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance regarding the nature and timing of the exclusion process. USTR shall also report to such committees no later than 30 days after enactment of this Act on the status of the exclusion process.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Army Combat Helmet Chinstrap Contract Awarded

Lions Services, Charlotte, North Carolina, has been awarded a maximum $11,403,650 modification (P00020) exercising the second one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-17-D-B008) with two one-year option periods for advanced combat helmet chinstraps and hardware. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Locations of performance are North Carolina and Texas, with a Feb. 16, 2020, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019, through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

"Here Let US Stop" - George Washington, 1796

Monday, February 18, 2019, is a federal holiday in the United States honoring George Washington's birthday. Government offices, banks, and some businesses will be closed in observance of the holiday which is annually celebrated on the third Monday in February. Because the date typical falls between the actual calendar date birthdays of presidents Washington and Lincoln, it is commonly called "Presidents Day," although the official designation is "Washington's Birthday."

"The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop." -- George Washington’s Farewell Address, 1796.

Poor George, both revered and kicked around by us. He was born February 11th but when he was 20 Britain and her colonies finally caught up with Catholic Europe by switching to the Gregorian Calendar, moving his birthday to the 22nd of the month. Then, starting in 1971, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 moved the official celebration of his birth to the third Monday in February. In popular parlance we slight our first President by neglecting the legal name of the holiday, WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY and refer to it as a generic "Presidents’ Day."

We likewise neglect Washington's sage warning against entangling foreign alliances. Even in our commercial relations our leaders, not content merely to trade with the rest of the world, have entered into binding agreements restricting our ability to control our own commerce, to encourage domestic manufacturing, or even to protect our citizens from unsafe products. Our legal obligations to the World Trade Organization and our bilateral and multilateral trade agreements entangle us in a network of supra-national laws that can, effectively, overturn the actions of our elected Congress and President.

On November 8, 2016, the American people finally said, "Enough," and elected a President who promised to put the interest of the American people first. President Donald J. Trump has fulfilled that promise. As President his first major action was withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a monstrosity of a trade deal, calculated to destroy hundreds of thousands of American jobs. In his statement upon exiting the TPP, Trump said:

"It is the policy of my Administration to represent the American people and their financial well-being in all negotiations, particularly the American worker, and to create fair and economically beneficial trade deals that serve their interests."

During the campaign, Barack Obama, who pushed for the TPP, which would have given preferred access to the U.S. market to Islamofascist Brunei and totalitarian Communist Vietnam, said that Trump would need a "magic wand" to fulfill his promises to restore the U.S. economy to health. Well, President Trump found that wand. The President has brought record low unemployment, record high employment, and rising wages, by going back to the wisdom of George Washington.

NCTO ANNOUNCES KIMBERLY GLAS AS NEXT PRESIDENT & CEO

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has announced the appointment Kimberly Glas as the organization's new President & CEO, effective April 29th of this year. Ms. Glas will succeed Augustine "Auggie" D. Tantillo, who previously announced his intention to step down from the same position at NCTO.

Current NCTO Chairman Marty Moran, CEO of Jefferson, Ga.-based Buhler Quality Yarns, noted that the selection follows a rigorous search process that led to her unanimous approval by NCTO Board of Directors. Ms. Glas brings over 20 years of experience in government policy development and advocacy. Her multi-faceted career includes spearheading manufacturing and trade policy efforts on Capitol Hill, serving as a key leader on behalf of the textile industry in the Obama Administration, and most recently leading a non-profit organization working to advance critical policies to grow quality, U.S. jobs in the clean energy economy.

"I am honored and excited for the opportunity to lead NCTO and to work on behalf of this innovative industry. I am grateful to Auggie for his leadership and all his support and friendship over the years and am deeply appreciative to the NCTO membership for this incredible opportunity," said Glas. "I could not be more excited about taking on this role. I know how critical this industry is to so many across the United States and the value it represents. I am thrilled to be able to work on its behalf to advance its priorities."

Ms. Glas most recently served as Executive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor and environmental organizations working to advance the creation of quality U.S. jobs in the clean energy economy. In this capacity, she worked closely with labor, environmentalists and U.S. industry at the intersection of energy, the environment and trade to advance common-sense policy solutions in order to help achieve a stronger economy and a more sustainable future.

Prior to that, from 2009 to 2014, Ms. Glas served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods and Materials at the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Obama administration. In this capacity, Ms. Glas managed three offices of nearly 40 employees and oversaw programs and strategies to improve the domestic and international competitiveness of the U.S. textile and apparel industries. Ms. Glas worked closely with the United States Trade Representative, other key agencies, and Congress to advance a multitude trade policy interests critical to the U.S. industry, including advancing fixes to the CAFTA-DR agreement to help maintain and grow the U.S. textile workforce.

Ms. Glas also brings extensive Capitol Hill experience, having worked for U.S. Representatives Michael Michaud of Maine and John J. LaFalce of New York. Kim helped to initially organize, and then served as the key Congressional staffer for the House Trade Working Group, a key coalition of Members of Congress that works extensively on trade policy and domestic competitiveness issues to this day.

NCTO is a Washington, DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, including artificial and synthetic filament and fiber producers.

U.S. employment in the textile supply chain was 550,500 in 2017.

The value of shipments for U.S. textiles and apparel was $77.9 billion in 2017.

U.S. exports of fiber, textiles and apparel were $28.6 billion in 2017.

Capital expenditures for textile and apparel production totaled $2.4 billion in 2016, the last year for which data is available.

FTZ Filing Seeks Exemption from U.S. Import Duty on Woven and Knitted Fabrics

The Foreign-Trade Zone Board has docketed an application from Woodbridge Group, El Paso, Texas, relating to production of laminates by bonding foam/fabric or foam/film and passing the foam over an open flame.

Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Woodbridge from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below, Woodbridge would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Synthetic textile fabrics laminated with polyurethane foam and woven scrim; vinyl goods laminated with polyurethane foam and knit or woven scrim backing; vinyl goods laminated with polyurethane foam; synthetic textile and cotton mix fabrics laminated with polyurethane foam; and, polyurethane foam laminated with woven scrim (duty rate ranges from 2.7% to 6.5%). Woodbridge would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment.

The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Vinyl coated fabric with polyvinyl chloride; woven polyester fabric yarn dyed and coated with polyurethane; synthetic leather rolls; vinyl leather imitation; artificial leather cloth; sheets of plastics--cellular--polyvinyl chloride fabric of man-made fibers; sheets of plastics--non-cellular--polyvinyl chloride; sheets of plastics--cellular--100% plastic; rolls of cotton fabric coated with polyvinyl chlorides; fabric of man-made fibers coated with over 70% plastic; fabric of man-made fibers coated with under 70% plastic; sheets of plastics--cellular--polyvinyl chloride--over 70% plastic combined with 65/35 poly cotton fabrics; sheets of plastics--cellular--of other plastics; woven synthetic fabric rolls 100% for automotive industry; polyvinyl chloride leather; 100% polyester knit fabrics; 9803X polyester nonwoven backing; polyester nonwoven scrim; and, knitted polyester fabric 100% (circular knit) (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 14.9%).

Of particular interest to readers of Textiles and Trade is the request for exemption from import duties on the following fabrics:

DescriptionHTSUSDuty
Synthetic fiber woven fabric5407.52.20.6014.9%
Cotton fabric coated with polyvinyl chloride5903.10.10002.7%
Man-made fiber fabric coated with less than 70% of polyvinyl chloride5903.10.25007.5%
Man-made fiber fabric coated with less than 70% of polyurethane chloride5903.20.25007.5%
100% polyester warp knit fabric 6005.37.00.8010.0%
100% polyester circular knit fabric6006.31.00.4010.0%

Comments are due by March 25, 2019. If you are interested in opposing this application for exemption from import duties, Agathon Associates can assist you, contact David Trumbull at

Federal Business Opportunities through February 13, 2019

Recently posted federal business opportunities

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Title:             Alaska Shelter Tent Parts
Sol. #:            FA524019S0003
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Safety Gloves
Sol. #:            W911KF-19-Q-0011
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             140th Wing AEF Gear and Uniforms
Sol. #:            W912LC19Q5003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             TENT, TEMPER AIR SUPPO
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1076
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Balistic Helmets
Sol. #:            DPGOPDTS190212a
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BAG,TENT FRAME PART
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1071
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             FLOOR,TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1063
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Police/ Law Enforcement Badge
Sol. #:            70US0918Q70090012
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             30' x 32.5' Maintenance Shelter with Barn Doors Qty 2 furnish and install
Sol. #:            McCOYDESDJT0020
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Custom Tents for the NOAA Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
Sol. #:            NFFR7400-19-00862
Agency:            Department of Commerce
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Title:             Firefighter Flash Hood PGC 34401
Sol. #:            FirefighterFlashHoodSPE1C1-19-R-X007
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             PERMETHRIN TREATMENT FOR GARMENTS
Sol. #:            CT2255-19
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             MODULAR SCALABLE VEST-SM-SCORPION,-MD-SCORPION, LG-SCORPION, XL SCORPION
Sol. #:            FTPOLKJRTCOPSGRPAAJ0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BAG,TENT FRAME PART
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1053
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TEMPER TYPE XLI, AIR S
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1041
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SHOE, M/W, DRESS OXFORD, (NAVY) CERTIFIED
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0006
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             GUIDON
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1054
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Police/ Law Enforcement Badge
Sol. #:            70US0918Q70090012
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             GLOVES,DISPOSABLE
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Intent to Sole Source - Chinstrap Extenders
Sol. #:            M6785419P1548
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Textile Tape
Sol. #:            47QSWA-19-D-1708
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Food Handler's Cap
Sol. #:            47QSWA-19-D-1707
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Chemical Carrier Mask
Sol. #:            W56HZV-19-Q-0041
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             On Site Mobile Shoe Mobile 
Sol. #:            N64498-19-Q-5041
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             INSIGNIA,GRADE,ENLI
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0937
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Police Uniforms
Sol. #:            HM157519Q0016
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             TROUSERS, GEN III, LAYER 5
Sol. #:            SPE1C119R0043
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Plastic quick release holster for Frag Grenade/Flash Bang Grenade 
Sol. #:            0075rs82
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Bootlist
Sol. #:            0075rs8boots3
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             STRIPE,TROUSERS, DRESS
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0092
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             ACU FR Unisex & Female Coats and Trousers 
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-XX00
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Personal Promotional Item: T-Shirts
Sol. #:            PANMCC19P0000009019
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Chemical Carrier Mask
Sol. #:            W56HZV-19-Q-0041
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             DECORATION SET,INDI
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0096
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             60' x 38' x 9.5' TENT
Sol. #:            N0016719Q0048
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Wildland Fire Boots BPA
Sol. #:            W912JV-19-Q-2000
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             DRIVERS GLOVES
Sol. #:            W44W9M19T0058
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Ballistic Advanced Combat Helmets
Sol. #:            FA487719QA018
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Custom Tents for the NOAA Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
Sol. #:            NFFR7400-19-00862
Agency:            Department of Commerce
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Title:             Lanyards with custom logos for US Army Marketing and Research Group, Fort Knox, KY
Sol. #:            W9124D-19-R-0023
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             INSIGNIA,GRADE,ENLISTE
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0103
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Gray Blue Flannel
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0013
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Police Long Gun Lockers    
Sol. #:            36C24719Q0273
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             PC Gen III Carrier J&A for P00005
Sol. #:            M67854-18-D-1309
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             USMC Ballistic Post, Ballistic Screw and Spacer 
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-16-C-0016
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MEDAL,SERVICE
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1021
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             INSIGNIA,GRADE,ENLI
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1016
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             DECORATION,UNIT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1022
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SERVICE RIBBON,AWAR
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1017
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
Office:            DLA Acquisition Locations
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Title:             Horse Hair
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0010
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Market Research Survey - Butyl and TAP Gloves
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-TBD(Butyl_Gloves)
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Clients of Agathon Associates and subscribers to Agathon Associates' Trade Advisor Service can find links to the full solicitations at www.agathonassociates.com/textile-pri/berry/fbo.htm. You will need to enter your username and password. If you do not know your username and password email David Trumbull at david@agathonassociates.com.