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Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Small Arms Protective Inserts (SAPI)

Maryland, United States
Government : Military
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The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) has issued a solicitation for Small Arms Protective Insert (SAPI) in support of the United States Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC). When placed in the Outer Tactical Vest (OTV) / Improved Outer Tactical Vest (OTV / IOTV) or Soldier Plate Carrier System (SPCS) (as a component of the Interceptor Body Armor (IBA) system), or other current/future body armor systems, the SAPI will provide ballistic protection from specific 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm rounds. The systems identified above is designated a critical safety item (CSI). SAPI sizes shall include X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, and X-large. The Government intends to make approximately three (3) contract awards, with at least one (1) award being restricted to a Small Business. The contract type for this requirement is Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), Firm Fixed Price (FFP), with a five (5) year ordering period, in accordance with FAR 16.504. The Government will provide awardees fair opportunities to be considered for each delivery order in accordance with FAR 16.505(b)(1). These orders will support various Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Cases. Contract minimum and maximum limitations are identified in the solicitation.

In accordance with DFAR Clause 252.225-7012, products provided must be in compliance with the Berry Amendment, in that all components of the item are to be grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States.

Ballistic resistance testing will be required. First Article Testing (FAT), Production Lot Testing and Quality Assurance testing protocol and details will be identified in the solicitation.

This solicitation will be out for a total of 90 days and as part of the solicitation, the contractor is required to submit Product Demonstration Models (PDM) for Government test and evaluation. The electronic, on-line version of the solicitation includes all documents of the solicitation package. Amendments, if any, will be posted at the same location as the solicitation. The complete solicitation package, including amendments, should be received and reviewed prior to submitting a response. It is the responsibility of those responding to the solicitation to obtain all amendments and/or other applicable documents associated with the solicitation. The Point of Contact (POC) for this action is Alexandra Bryant - All questions or comments in response to the solicitation shall be submitted, in writing via the instructions posted in the solicitation.

NOTE: To obtain a copy of the Purchase Description (PD) and SAPI drawing specifications, please fill out the attachment entitled "Document Release Approval Form" and return to Alexandra Bryant -

It is the responsibility of interested offerors to monitor the FedBizOpps (FBO) website, on a regular basis, for any updates to these documents. Other documents, as necessary, will be posted when available.

Alexandra C. Bryant, Contract Specialist, Phone 4102785017, Email

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