This should have been done a couple of years ago. Yesterday, Natick published a special notice that they intend to “negotiate and procure government purpose rights for the Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP) from Crye Precision LLC.” OCP is Army-speak for MultiCam. Right now, the Army pays a license to use MultiCam with each yard of fabric it consumes. A license could mean a substantial savings for the Army. However, such arrangements are open to abuse as disreputable vendors could use the Army license to print MultiCam royalty-free. If I were Crye I’d negotiate vigorously.
Added: Sep 12, 2013 5:00 pm
The US Army Contracting Command, Natick Contracting Division, Natick, MA, has a requirement in support of US Army PM-SCIE to , of Brooklyn NY, the licensee of this pattern. This pattern is currently being used by the United States Army on uniforms and equipment for Soldiers deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom. By negotiating government purpose rights for the OCP pattern, the government will realize a considerable cost saving for future acquisitions of OCP uniforms and equipment for deploying Soldiers. This acquisition will be procured under 10 U.S.C. 2304(c) (1) as implemented by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), paragraph 6.302-1, entitled quote mark Only One Responsible Source quote mark . Telephone calls will not be accepted. Questions may be sent to Roberta Boswell, Contracting Officer, via e-mail at email@example.com.
Contracting Office Address:
ACC-APG – Natick (SPS), ATTN: AMSRD-ACC-N, Natick Contracting Division (R and BaseOPS), Building 1, Kansas Street, Natick, MA 01760-5011
Point of Contact(s):
Roberta Boswell, 508-233-4946