$15.9M Contract Keeps U.S. Military In TentsMay 31, 2005 06:00 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Johnson Outdoors in Binghamton, NY is being awarded a maximum $15.9 million firm fixed price contract for Army Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps for Modular General Purpose Tent Systems (MGPTS).
The MGPTS is a large, modular, pole supported tent. All sizes are 18 feet wide and 7 feet high at the top of the sidewall. They can be extended in 18 foot increments by adding intermediate modules. The MGPTS utilizes the concept of a tensioned fabric roof to create a structure that distributes wind, rain and snow loads from the fabric directly to the support system. Tensioned fabric structures distribute loads more efficiently with lighter support systems than comparable non-tensioned fabric tents. The use of interchangeable components between different tents provides for great flexibility and site appropriate assembly. The tent also blends into the infrared environment.
Performance completion date for this contract is January 22, 2006. Two proposals were solicited and two responded. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA issued the contract (SP0100-01-C-6502).