RVR556 – Sources Sought – Reduced Velocity Rounds – 5.56x46mm

Mar 20, 2021 | Sources Sought

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

Description: SOF AT&L-KR is currently seeking potential sources for the manufacture and delivery of reduced velocity rounds for market research purposes only.

USSOCOM is interested in the below items:

  • The 5.56x46MM Man Marking Rounds (MMR) Reduced Velocity Round (RVR) (Blue) and 5.56x46MM(MMR) Reduced Velocity Round (RVR) (Red) are rounds that are needed to support SOCOM’s training requirements in order to remove the health issues that have been affecting SOCOM Instructors and Operators due to excessive lead inhalation with the current legacy rounds. Until the lead is removed from these training rounds, there is no way to mitigate exposure because the lead exposure does not decrease when the rounds are fired outdoors versus indoors, as the lead exposure occurs every time a primer explodes. 
  • The RVR configuration is required to safely train with weapon configurations utilizing shorter (<14 inches) barrel lengths.

Submission Information:  All responsible and interested sources should submit their capabilities to produce this cartridge.  The respondent must demonstrate and provide valid documentation that they have the ability to produce these types of rounds.

Please identify any Proprietary information submitted. The Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any private sector input as a result of this market survey. The Government is not obligated to notify respondents of the results of this survey. Submittal of information is requested via electronic mail only to Marvin Marcia, Contract Specialist, USSOCOM HQ, marvin.marcia@socom.mil and Patrick Fisher, Program Manager, USSOCOM HQ, patrick.fisher@socom.mil . The deadline for this submission is 1700 hrs PM EST, 20 April 2021. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the Government. Please include company name, address, telephone number, email address, technical point of contact, Cage Code, Company Size (please specify as either Large, Foreign, Small, Small Disadvantaged, 8(a), Woman-Owned Small Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone concern, Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Service-Disabled Small Business), brochures/literature. This is only a Market Survey Notice, not a pre-solicitation notice. If a formal solicitation is generated at a later date, a solicitation notice will be published. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION AND DOES NOT OBLIGATE THE GOVERNMENT TO ISSUE A SOLICITATION.

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