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These Boots Are Made for Walkin’, Part IV

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Infantry boot The USA recently issued a trio of contracts that exercise a third option year for infantry combat boots, to be worn by Army and Air Force personnel. These are indefinite-delivery/ quantity type five-year contracts with economic price adjustment. This means the services can issue orders over time up to the maximum number in the contract, and prices are fixed but may be altered if the cost of raw materials shifts beyond a set point. There were 70 proposals solicited and 3 firms responded. The date of performance completion is July 9, 2007, and contracts were issued by the Defense Supply Center Philadephia in Philadelphia, PA. DID covered last year’s options, when orders totaled $56.7 million vs. this year’s $60.7 million order; to make a long story short, McRae Industries in Mt. Gilead and Altama Delta in Atlanta, GA are out and Wolverine World Wide is in… * Small business qualifier Wellco Enterprises, Inc. in Waynesville, NC received a maximum $19.95 million contract (SPO100-03-D-0320). * Wolverine World Wide in Rockford, MI received a maximum $20.8 million fixed-price contract (SPO100-03-D-0321). * Small business qualifier Belleville Shoe Mfg. Co. in Belleville, IL received a maximum $19.9 million contract (SPO100-03-D-0322).

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