$390M for Diving, Rescue & Tactical Equipment
The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA has awarded 3 prime vendor contracts for the supply of tactical equipment, lifesaving equipment, diving equipment, search and rescue equipment, safety gear, hyperbarics, flight crew safety and deck crew safety items for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. This is a two-year base period contract whose completion date is Aug. 5, 2007, with 5 one-year option periods. If all contract options are exercised, the total contract value could exceed $500 million.
There were 21 proposals solicited and 10 responded. Three companies were then selected as Prime Vendors for qualified organizations to efficiently acquire certain equipment at fixed volume pricing, using an existing DSCP contract, where key items are warehoused by the manufacturers not the military in order to save money. The Prime Vendor program was initiated to serve the immediate needs of the war fighter and first responder where the hassle and delays of receiving critical equipment is not an option – so if you belong to a qualifying organization, you may wish to check out our links to the winners’ web sites, below…
Small business qualifier Atlantic Diving Supply Inc. (ADS) in Virginia Beach, VA won a maximum $130 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract (SP0500-05-D-BP18). The firm has enjoyed a a 3-year total growth rate of over 6000% from 2001 through 2004. In response to the increased demand created by this contract award, ADS is hiring 50 additional employees and will be relocating to a larger corporate headquarters facility and state-of-the-art distribution center this month in Virginia Beach, VA.
Small business qualifier Mar-Vel International of Pennsauken, NJ won a maximum $130 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract (SP0500-05-D-BP19). Mar-Vel bills itself as America’s oldest diving supply company (since 1946), and there’s also a brief case study online re: the construction of Mar-Vel’s web site to meet Prime Vendor requirements.
Small business qualifier Amron International in Vista, CA (company slogan: “Everything under pressure”) won a maximum $130 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract (SP0500-05-D-BP20).