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Heavy Metal: US Military Primary Metals Purchases

i-Solutions Direct, Inc. in Ft. Washington, PA is a subsidiary of Metals USA Inc. in Houston, TX. It was formed to develop the firm’s integrated supply services offering, as a web-based e-commerce initiative.

6 contracts close out a 5-year deal; Coverage will close at the end of 2014.

March 4/14: The US Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, PA issues a series of contracts, covering the 3rd and final option year of a 5-year economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity deal for steel alloy, stainless steel, bar, sheet, and plate materials. The deal was structured as a 2-year base with 3 more 1-year option periods, and orders can be placed by the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or federal civilian agencies. Winners included:

* Small business qualifier Admiral Metals Servicenter Inc. in Woburn, MA wins a maximum $47.8 million option, running until March 3/15 (SPM8E5-10-D-0001, PO 0101).
* I Solutions Direct Inc. in Fort Washington, PA wins a maximum $46.6 million option, running until March 2/15 (SPM8E5-10-D-0002, PO 0101).
* TW Metals in Carol Stream, IL wins a maximum $43.5 million option, running until March 3/15 (SPM8E5-10-D-0003, PO 0101).
* I Solutions Direct Inc. in Fort Washington, PA wins a maximum $68.7 million option, running until March 3/15 (SPM8E5-10-D-0004, PO 0101).
* TW Metals in Carol Stream, IL won a maximum $78.8 million option under these terms, running until March 1/15 (SPM8E5-10-D-0005, P00101). It was announced on Feb 28/14.
* Small business qualifier Charleston Aluminum LLC in Gaston, SC wins a maximum $35.4 million option, running until March 7/15 (SPM8E5-10-D-0006, PO 0101).

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Militaries order a lot of metal equipment, but they also order significant quantities of raw metal or basic metal forms directly for use in repair depots, machining shops, et. al. This DID article will cover these orders from FY 2007 through 2014, offering a bit of visibility to purchases of steel, brass, aluminum, and other industrial metals. Note that a contract to purchase a certain amount of titanium or steel for a weapons program would not be included, because these contracts are properly program-related, rather than items for general usage. Contracts Note that there are at least 5 separate contracts at work here. Unless otherwise noted, the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA issues these contracts. It is now known as the “Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support”. i-Solutions Direct, Inc. in Ft. Washington, PA is a subsidiary of Metals USA Inc. in Houston, TX. It was formed to develop the firm’s integrated supply services offering, as a web-based e-commerce initiative. March 4/14: The US Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, PA issues a series of contracts, covering the 3rd and final option year of a 5-year economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity deal for steel alloy, stainless steel, bar, sheet, and […]
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Militaries order a lot of metal equipment, but they also order significant quantities of raw metal or basic metal forms directly for use in repair depots, machining shops, et. al. This DID article will cover these orders from FY 2007 through 2014, offering a bit of visibility to purchases of steel, brass, aluminum, and other industrial metals. Note that a contract to purchase a certain amount of titanium or steel for a weapons program would not be included, because these contracts are properly program-related, rather than items for general usage.

Contracts

Note that there are at least 5 separate contracts at work here. Unless otherwise noted, the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA issues these contracts. It is now known as the “Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support”.

i-Solutions Direct, Inc. in Ft. Washington, PA is a subsidiary of Metals USA Inc. in Houston, TX. It was formed to develop the firm’s integrated supply services offering, as a web-based e-commerce initiative.

March 4/14: The US Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, PA issues a series of contracts, covering the 3rd and final option year of a 5-year economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity deal for steel alloy, stainless steel, bar, sheet, and plate materials. The deal was structured as a 2-year base with 3 more 1-year option periods, and orders can be placed by the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or federal civilian agencies. Winners included:

* Small business qualifier Admiral Metals Servicenter Inc. in Woburn, MA wins a maximum $47.8 million option, running until March 3/15 (SPM8E5-10-D-0001, PO 0101).
* I Solutions Direct Inc. in Fort Washington, PA wins a maximum $46.6 million option, running until March 2/15 (SPM8E5-10-D-0002, PO 0101).
* TW Metals in Carol Stream, IL wins a maximum $43.5 million option, running until March 3/15 (SPM8E5-10-D-0003, PO 0101).
* I Solutions Direct Inc. in Fort Washington, PA wins a maximum $68.7 million option, running until March 3/15 (SPM8E5-10-D-0004, PO 0101).
* TW Metals in Carol Stream, IL won a maximum $78.8 million option under these terms, running until March 1/15 (SPM8E5-10-D-0005, P00101). It was announced on Feb 28/14.
* Small business qualifier Charleston Aluminum LLC in Gaston, SC wins a maximum $35.4 million option, running until March 7/15 (SPM8E5-10-D-0006, PO 0101).

Jan 23/14: PV. Metals USA’s I-Solutions Group in Fort Washington, PA received a maximum $99.3 million modification for the 3rd and final option year under the Feb 17/09 fixed-price-with economic-price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that provides various metal items in support of the Metals Prime Vendor West Region.

Work will be performed in Pennsylvania until Jan 25/15 performance completion date (SPM8EG-09-0013, PO 0049).

April 19/13: VMA. I-Solutions Direct Inc. in Fort Washington, PA received a maximum $14.8 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, ID/IQ, prime vendor contract modification exercising the 2nd option year on their contract, which runs until April 22/14. The US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies can all place orders as needed (SPM8EG-10-D-0005, PO 0037)

April 23/12: VMA. I-Solutions Direct, Inc. in Fort Washington, PA receives a maximum $29.4 million modification, exercising the 1st option year on a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, prime vendor contract “for various metal items”.

Work will be performed in Fort Washington, PA and Langhorne, PA. There were 5 proposals with 3 responses, and the contract option runs until April 22/13 (SPM8EG-10-D-0005, PO 0023).

Feb 7/12: DD. I-Solutions Direct, Inc. in Fort Washington, PA, receives a maximum $192.2 million contract modification, exercising the 2nd option year (vid. Feb 17/09 for the original contract). Like the others, it’s a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, prime vendor, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract, but the announcement leaves out the US Army. This is extremely unlikely if the contract is exercising an option, so it’s reasonable to assume that the Army is still eligible to place orders, along with the US Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies.

This announcement says that the original proposal was Web solicited with 3 responses. This option will run to Feb 12/13, using FY 2012 Defense Working Capital Funds (SPM8EG-09-D-0001, PO 0035).

Jan 23/12: PV. I-Solutions Direct, Inc. in Ft. Washington, PA receives a maximum $116.3 million fixed price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity prime vendor contract for metals on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. This is the contract’s 1st option year; see Jan 26/10 entry for the original contract.

This announcement says that the original proposal was Web solicited with 3 responses, though the original announcement mentioned just 2. This option will run to Jan 25/13, using FY 2012 Defense Working Capital Funds (SPM8EG-09-D-0013, PO 0024).

Feb 11/11: PV. I-Solutions Direct, Inc. in Ft. Washington, PA receives a maximum $230.1 million fixed price with economic price adjustment, prime vendor contract for metals on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. This is the contract’s 1st option year.

The original proposal was Web solicited with 3 responses, and this option will run to Feb 12/12 (SPM8EG-09-D-0001).

Jan 26/10: DD. Metals USA, DBA i-Solutions Group in Fort Washington, PA receives a maximum $124.5 million fixed price with economic price adjustment, prime vendor contract for customer direct metals deliveries. Work will be performed throughout Pennsylvania on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies in the Western United States.

There were originally 5 proposals solicited with 2 responses, and this contract consists of a 2 year base with 3 one-year option periods. This base period ends on Jan 26/12 (SPM8EG-09-D-0013).

Multi-year deal

Feb 17/09: PV. Metals USA, DBA i-Solutions Group in Fort Washington, PA, received a maximum $230.1 million fixed price with economic price adjustment, prime vendor contract for metals on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies.

There were originally 5 web-solicited proposals, with 3 responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract has a 2 year base period and 3 one-year option periods – the base period will end on Feb 13/11 (SPM8EG-09-D-0001).

Multi-year deal

Feb 15/08: NW/C/W. Metals USA i-Solutions in Fort Washington, PA received a maximum $22.3 million fixed price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, tailored vendor relationship contract for metals and metal products on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Federal Civilian Agencies. There were originally 63 proposals solicited, with 3 responses.

The Pentagon doesn’t explain which option year is being bought under the 5-year contract, and extension of the 1st option year to a 20-month period confuses things further. This contract adds another 10 months, until Dec 6/08, at which point the contract should be done (SPM500-06-D-BP17).

Feb 15/08: SE. Metals USA i-Solutions in Fort Washington, PA received a maximum $15.5 million fixed price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, tailored vendor relationship contract for metals and metal products on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Federal Civilian Agencies. There were originally 63 proposals solicited, with 3 responses.

This is the 3rd and final option year of a 5-year contract with three 1-year options; the date of performance completion is Dec 6/08 (SPM500-06-D-BP16).

Oct 9/07: TW Metals, Inc. in Carol Stream, IL received a $45 million fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for aluminum sheet, plate, and floor plate for the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

This is a 5-year contract with a 2 year base and three 1-year options, and is exercising the 2nd option year. The proposals were originally web solicited with 2 responses; date of performance completion is Nov 8/08 (SPM500-05-D-0146).

July 10/07: NW/C/W. Metals USA i-Solutions in Ft. Washington, PA received a maximum $9.9 million fixed price with economic price adjustment, indefinite delivery/ quantity, tailored vendor relationship contract for metals and metal products on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and other federal civilian agencies. There were 63 proposals originally solicited with 3 responses.

The Pentagon says that this contract extends the 1st option year, bringing the total to $90 million (35 + 45.1 + 9.9). Date of performance completion is about 8 months from now, on March 6/08 (SPM500-06-D-BP17).

June 18/07: SE. Metals USA i-Solutions in Ft. Washington, PA received a maximum $10.5 million fixed-price, indefinite delivery/ quantity contract for metals and metal products on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and other federal civilian agencies. This proposal had 63 solicitations with three responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a 5 year contract (2 year base with 3 to 1-year options) currently in its 2nd option year.

Note: The contract’s dollar maximum is being increased by $10.5 million from $60.4 million to $70.9 million. Date of performance completion is Feb 16/08 (SPM500-06-D-BP16).

Jan 17/07: SE. Metal USA i-Solutions in Ft. Washington, PA received a maximum $60.4 million fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, brass, titanium, nickel alloys, and other industrial metals on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Federal civilian agencies.

This is an indefinite delivery/quantity, 5-year contract with a 2-year base and three 1-year options, exercising option year 2. There were 63 proposals solicited and 3 responded. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, and the date of performance completion is June 16, 2007 (SPM500-06-D-BP16).

Jan 17/07: NW/C/W. Metal USA i-Solutions in Ft. Washington, PA received a maximum $45.1 million fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, brass, titanium, nickel alloys, and other industrial metals on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Federal civilian agencies.

They’re growing the 1st option year of an indefinite delivery/quantity, 5-year contract. There were 63 proposals solicited and 3 responded. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, and the date of performance completion is July 6/07 (SPM500-06-D-BP17).

July 7/06: NW/C/W. Metals USA i-Solutions in Fort Washington, PA receives maximum $35 million fixed-price with economic price adjustment for metals and metal products in the Northeast, Central, and West regions of the United States. Orders can be placed as needed by the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.

It’s an indefinite-delivery/quantity-type five-year contract exercising option year 1, which will run until July 6/07. This is the 1st public announcement under this contract. There were 63 proposals solicited and 3 responded to the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA (SPM500-06-D-BP17).

Multi-year deal

June 19/06: SE. Metals USA i-Solutions in Fort Washington, PA exercises a maximum $50 million fixed price with economic price adjustment contract option, for the 1st option year of a tailored vendor metal products contract in the US Southeast region. The US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies are all eligible to place orders.

This is part of a 5-year indefinite delivery/quantity contract (2-year base with 3 more 1-year options), and despite being almost half-way through the contract, it’s the 1st public mention. There were 63 proposals solicited and 3 responded. Work will continue until June 16/07 managed by the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA (SPM500-06-D-BP16).

Multi-year deal

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