Federal contract opportunity W15QKN-11-R-F011 for small arms, ordnance, and ordnance accessories manufacturing at Army Contracting Command ACC - New Jersey, response was due Apr 29, 2011.

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W15QKN-11-R-F011
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W15QKN11C0117
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This contract action was accomplished using other than competitive procedures because there is only one responsible source due to a unique capability provided, and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements (FAR 6.302-1). See posted J&A for further information.

Modification P00017 awarded for the M26 MASS $56,678.95.

THE RESPONSE DATE FOR SOLICITATION W15QKN11-R-F011 HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 29, 2011.

1. FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES THE SOLICITATION NUMBER WAS CHANGED FROMW15QKN-11-R-B004 TO W15QKN-11-R-F011.

2. THE RESPONSE DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 11, 2011.

3. THE POC FOR THIS ACTION IS ROBERT PHELAN, CONTRACT SPECIALIST, E-MAIL ROBERT.PHELAN1@US.ARMY.MIL, PHONE NUMBER IS 973-724-4894.

As required by FAR 5.201, the Governments intends to award a sole sourcecontract to Vertu Corp. under the authority of FAR 6.302-1, which states that only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Effective competition is not anticipated for this acquisition by virtue of the only known source with access to the TDP is Vertu Corp. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Joint Munitions and Lethality Contracting Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ., has a requirement for 19,509 M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun Systems. The Government plans to solicit (FY-11-FY15) requirement Sole Source to Vertu Corp. doing business as C- More Systems, 655 Industrial Road, Warrenton, VA, 20186. This is a follow-on to contract W15QKN-05-C-0456 which was competitively awarded to Vertu Corp. Only one responsible source is deemed suitable for this procurement because the proposed contractor, Vertu Corp, has developed and owns the data rights for the shotguns technical data package (TDP) and the Government does not have a TDP available for competition, at this time. The M26 (MASS) has gone through qualification testing and is currently being produced by Vertu Corp. the owner of the technical data package, under the LRIP contract. After a threshold production rate of 500 units per month is reached at the end of the LRIP contract, PEO SOLDIER is expected to authorize Full Material Release and Full Rate Production of the M26. The M26 MASS Operational Requirements Document (ORD), approved on 28 June 2004 requires a standardized accessory shotgun capability to execute multiple missions. The M26 is highly unique in that it will permit the Soldier to conduct door breaching operations while maintaining primary weapon control, allow shot shell employment while maintaining primary weapon control/employability, and enable increased Soldier mobility over the current systems. This new contract will ensure that the M26 (National Stock Number 1005-01-535- 3487) seamlessly transitions from the current Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) to Full-Rate Production (FRP) contract. Point of contact for this action is Contract Specialist robert.phelan1@us.army.mil.