USSOCOM opens pre-solicitation for new SPEAR/FTHS Helmets

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has a requirement for a multi-year contract to procure Special Operations Forces Personal Equipment Advanced Requirements (SPEAR) Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS)-Ballistic and Non-Ballistic Helmets. The FTHS-Ballistic and Non-Ballistic Helmets will consist of a ballistic helmet system as well as a non-ballistic helmet system. The government intends to award a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Firm Fixed Price (FFP) production contract for a fully developed item to the offeror with the best value to the Government. This is not a R&D contract; the offeror must be the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and have an existing U.S. verifiable production line for any product proposed under this solicitation. All offerors must submit a proposal for both helmet systems; partial proposals will not be accepted. The helmet systems must meet the performance requirements as outlined in the Performance Specification and meet the requirements set forth in the Berry Amendment. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this procurement is 339999.

Revision Military Helmet FTHS

he final solicitation is expected to be released in April 2017. The minimum contract value will be $150K and the maximum contract value will be $95M. The minimum and the maximum value may be any combination of contract line items identified by the Government. Proposals shall be prepared in accordance with the mandatory, explicit, and detailed instructions contained in the RFP. Proposals will be evaluated and award made in accordance with the evaluation criteria in the RFP. Offerors will be required to submit Product Demonstration Models (PDMs) with proposal submission for evaluation. In addition, the Government may procure additional PDMs for testing purposes as part of this solicitation. These PDMs will be purchased from only those vendors remaining in the competitive range.

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