$51M of MRE Field Rations
The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA has issued a series of fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-quantity contracts for Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) field rations. The rations will be supplied to the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Performance will be complete by February 28, 2006. There were three proposals solicited and three responded, with all 3 being granted contracts.
Small business qualifier The Wornick Company, McAllen, TX received a maximum $21.7 million contract (SPM300-03-D-Z107).
SOPAKCO Packagin in Mullins, SC received a maximum $17.4 million contract (SPM300-03-D-Z108).
Small business qualifier AmeriQual Group, LLC, DBA AmeriQual Packaging in Evansville, IN received a maximum $11.9 million contract (SPM300-03-D-Z106).
If you’re curious to find out how MREs have improved over the years, the Natick Soldier’s Center has a list of all the R&D foods it has tried, and which ones made it into production, organized by year. If you have comments or suggestions of your own to offer, use this page.