Project Manager Soldier Weapons (PM SW) recently issued a RFI through U.S. Army Contracting Command-New Jersey (ACC-NJ) looking for industry feedback on what it calls “Sub Compact Weapons (SCW).”
Details are scant, but according to the RFI, the Army is looking for a weapon chambered in 9x19mm. In addition, the system is described as “full/semi-automatic selectable” with a MIL-STD 1913 rail (Picatinny rail). The service doesn’t just want the weapon itself, either. It’s also looking for magazines, cleaning kits, suppressors, specialized tool kits (if required), spare parts, slings, carrying cases and manuals.
The RFI then outlines a series of questions to which it wants industry to respond. Here they are:
Sub Compact Weapons Questions
1. Given the conditions above, how many proposals (SCW systems) would you consider submitting?
2. Given the possible submissions that the vendor may decide to submit please provide technical information for each sub compact weapon.
a) Will your sub compact weapon be ambidextrous?
b) What safety testing has been conducted on your sub compact weapon system?
c) What is the price of your sub compact weapon and do you provide economy of scale?
3. Where are your production facility location(s)?
4. Please elaborate on each of these areas:
a) Past repair/refurbishment experiences with other state or federal Government agencies
b) Technical manual development experience
5. What is your warranty coverage?
Interested parties have until May 18, 2018 to respond.
To see the RFI in full, go to fbo.gov.