American Apparel to Supply US Navy Task Force Uniform Items
American Apparel in Selma, AL received a maximum $8.1 million firm-fixed-price with indefinite-quantity contract to supply items for the US Navy Task Force Uniform (TFU).
The original Navy TFU contract was awarded to Wellstone Apparel in 2007; American Apparel purchased Wellstone in 2009.
The Navy TFU was redesigned in 2006 to provide a single working uniform for all ranks.
The BDU-style working uniform, designed to replace 7 different styles of working uniforms, is made of a permanent press 50/50 nylon and cotton blend. The working TFU includes several cold weather accessories, such as a unisex pullover sweater, a fleece jacket, and a parka. It is made in 3 variants, all in a multi-color digital print pattern: predominately blue, with some gray, for the majority of sailors and shipboard use; a woodland digital pattern; and a desert digital pattern.
The service TFU is comprised of a short-sleeve khaki shirt for men and an over-blouse for women, made from a 75/25 polyester and wool blend, with permanent military creases, black trousers for men with beltless slacks for females and optional beltless skirt, and a black unisex garrison cap. The service uniform will also include a black Eisenhower-style jacket with a knit stand-up collar and epaulets, on which petty officers wear large, silver anodized-metal rank insignia.
The original contract was Web solicited with 10 responses. The date of performance completion for this contract is Nov 18/10. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, PA manages the contract (SPM1C1-07-D-1551).