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$20.6M for USAF’s new Physical Training Uniform Jackets

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New USAF PT Uniform The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA has issued three firm-fixed-price/ indefinite-delivery contracts to small businesses for the Air Force’s new physical training (PT) uniform jackets. Proposals were Gateway solicited with five responses, and the contracts’ performance completion date is January 2008. The contract values total $20.6 millon, and there are some interesting details re: the procurement program as well. The contract recipients were: * American Power Source, Inc. in Fall River, MA, which is also a woman-owned business in HUBZone, won a maximum $8.8 million contract (SP0100-05-D-0403). Work will be performed in Fall River, Ma and Fayette, AL. * Tama Manufacturing Co. in Allentown, PA, also designated as a woman-owned business, won a maximum $6 million contract (SP0100-05-D-0404). * Standard Manufacturing Co. Inc.* in Troy, NY (located in a designated HUBZone) won a maximum $5.8 million contract (SP0100-05-D-0404). Work will be performed in Troy, NY and Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. So why the new jackets? A recent USAF news story may help to explain. Apparently, for force protection issues, CENTAF officials wanted Airmen to be in a standardized uniform with plenty of reflectivity (the latter requirement was apparently a directive from the Air Force Chief […]

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