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US Army Seeks To Purchase 167,195 M4 Carbines

The US Army May have it’s eye on a Next Generation Squad Weapon System, but it’s not done buying M4 Carbines.

Yesterday, Army Contracting Command – New Jersey (ACC-NJ) At Picatinny Arsenal, NJ issued a pre-solicitation to industry, on behalf of Project Manager Soldier Weapons (PM-SW). They intend to issue a request for proposal (RFP) W15QKN-18-R-0219 to procure approximately 167,195 M4 Carbine (NSN: 1005-01-231-0973/Part Number 9390000) and M4A1 Carbine (NSN: 1005-01-382-0953/Part Number 12972700) built to print using the Technical Data Package (TDP). This procurement action will be a Full and Open competition in accordance with FAR 9.104-2(a), special standard of responsibility and the M4/M4A1 must be manufactured exclusively within the United States or its Territories.

This is a huge opportunity for industry. The anticipated contract minimum guarantee of $10,000.00 will apply to each contract and will be met with the first delivery.

To meet this requirement for FY 2020 through 2024, the United States Government intends to award up to two (2) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts with Firm-Fixed-Price Delivery Orders. This procurement will be awarded to the Offeror (s) whose proposal(s) represent the best value to the Government using Trade-Off Processes.

For full details, visit www.fbo.gov.

5 Responses to “US Army Seeks To Purchase 167,195 M4 Carbines”

  1. Tom says:

    Why are they requesting M4’s and not just M4A1’s?

  2. Paul T McCain says:

    Watch SIG get this too. 🙂

  3. Sommerbiwak says:

    Why this oddly specific number?

    • Yerp says:

      Someone did some math and decided this was either what was in the budget, or what was needed. I’d guess this is the magic number that was decided was needed to last through NGSW procurement for ourselves and for supplying to allies.