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USMC Awards IMTV/Plate Carrier Contracts

Carter Enterprises, Brooklyn, N.Y. is being awarded an estimated maximum value $414,427,770 firm-fixed price, indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for plate carriers, improved modular tactical vests and associated spare and repair parts. An initial delivery order in the amount of $78,936,987 will be issued.
Work will be performed in Brooklyn, N.Y. (77 percent); Sunrise, Fla.,(23 percent), and work is expected to be completed September 2014. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The Marine Corps Systems Command (M67854), Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-09-D-3001).

KDH Defense Systems, Johnstown, Pa. is being awarded an estimated maximum value $380,260,385 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for plate carriers, improved modular tactical vests and associated spare and repair parts. An initial delivery order in the amount of $88,732,482 will be issued. Work will be performed in Eden, N.C., (33 percent); Johnstown, Pa.,(22 percent); Lares, P.R., (30 percent); Mayaguez, P.R., (10 percent); Fenton, Mo., (5 percent), and work is expected to be completed September 2014. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-09-D-3000).

These contracts were awarded as result of a competitive Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business set-aside. Proposals were solicited via FedBizOpps, with 14 offers (one for the PC and one for the IMTV) were received from seven different HUBZone Certified Small Businesses.

It appears that Carter will utilize PPI as a sub and KDH will rely on assistance from ATK’s Eagle Industries division. In the case of KDH/ATK it seems to be a beneficial relationship as they also captured a portion of the Army’s IOTV contract last month.

Finally, it is important to note that the IMTV is a Government design. Additionally, the Plate Carrier referenced in the contract awards was until recently known as the “Improved Scalable Plate carrier” and the name has been changed to simply Plate Carrier. While this is also a Marine Corps design it is based on an improved version of the Scalable Plate Carrier produced by Eagle Industries for the USMC.

These awards were announced on 28 September by DoD.

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