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Propper Awarded MOLLE Contract

Propper was awarded a contract to manufacture new MOLLE systems. At the last minute this procurement was switched to a reverse auction. Good thing Propper won because this could have been disastrous for the Soldier. Reverse auctions mean that your gear is literally made by the lowest bidder. In this instance, Propper is a great company with a commitment to quality. Congrats guys! But let’s hope that this doesn’t hurt them in the long run. These reverse auctions are a race to the bottom for both user and supplier.

Propper International Inc., Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $137,828,391 firm-fixed-price contract for modular lightweight load carrying equipment. This contract includes thirty-one contract line items with various minimum and maximum quantities for each. Location of performance is Puerto Rico, with a Sept. 5, 2014 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM1C1-13-D-1062).

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4 Responses to “Propper Awarded MOLLE Contract”

  1. Mike P says:

    Scary how that went down, can’t imagine the pressure on the guy driving the keyboard.

  2. Josh says:

    Doing it in a fancy new camo pattern? Hate to waste so much money on a pattern that is hopefully being replaced in the next year or 2.

  3. Juan Bravo says:

    No FG/ACU/UCP will be built. All tan499 M/C & other variants

  4. David Wilson says:

    Would love to see the Essie system integrated into this. It would give power to the soldiers.