Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS) M231/M232-Series Combustible Case Assemblies

Agency: Department of the Army
State: New Jersey
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 13 - Ammunitions and Explosives
NAICS Category:
  • 332993 - Ammunition (except Small Arms) Manufacturing
Posted Date: Sep 19, 2017
Due Date: Sep 29, 2017
Solicitation No: W15QKN-17-X-0AZD
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Added: Aug 30, 2017 3:23 pm

The U. S. Army Contracting Command-New Jersey (ACC-NJ) on behalf of the Office of the Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS) both located at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey is conducting market research to identify potential qualified sources located within the United States and Canada capable of producing the M231/M232-Series Combustible Case Assemblies to support 155mm Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS) Load, Assemble & Pack (LAP). The purpose of this market survey is to obtain current information on the capability of potential sources to deliver an estimated 3.6 million M231/M232-Series Combustible Case Assemblies over the next seven (7) years through a Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) single award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract baseline.

The MACS consists of two types of propelling charges, the M231 and the M232-Series, and associated packaging. It uses a "build-a-charge," incremental-based system; the M231 is used singularly or in pairs for Low Zones (1 & 2) and the M232-Series is used in groups of 3, 4 or 5 charges for High Zones (3, 4 & 5). The Combustible Case Assemblies are a key technology for MACS because they burn cleanly, have an exterior coating that enables the MACS to withstand limited out-of-pack exposure, and the rigid case allows the MACS to satisfy its Key Performance Parameter to be automatically handled and loaded.

To be considered a capable source for this effort, all interested sources must submit the requested information:

a) Provide evidence of capabilities including an ability to produce Combustible Case Assemblies at a rate of 40,000 units per month;

b) Manufacturing experience of Combustible Case Assemblies or similar products within the last ten (10) years;

c) Description of facilities, personnel (numbers, experience, specialized skill sets), and environmental compliance as it relates to the above production efforts;
d) Provide evidence of Quality Assurance in order to support this production program;

e) Provide company name, address, telephone number, email address, technical point of contact, and company size (please specify as either a Large Business, Foreign-Owned Business, Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, 8(a) concern, Woman-Owned Small Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone concern, Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Service-Disabled Small Business).

All contractors interested in this potential future solicitation must be registered in the System of Award Management (SAM).

This market survey is for informational and planning purposes only and shall NOT be construed as a Request for Proposal (RFP) or an obligation on the part of the US Government. A Technical Data Package (TDP) is not included in this market survey. The release of the potential RFP will contain the official TDP that will be used for proposal submission. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the Government. If a formal solicitation is generated at a later date, a solicitation notice will be published. No award will be made as a result of this market survey. Participation in this effort is strictly voluntary. Please identify any proprietary information submitted. The Government intends to utilize the information received only to develop the acquisition strategy for future requirements.

The Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any private sector input as a result of the Market Research notice. All information provided will not be returned and will be held in a confidential status.

All market information sought in this notification must be provided within 15 days of this notice by electronic mail (e-mail) only at no cost to the Government. The point of contact for this requirement is Ms. Jennifer Hughes,, ACC-NJ-CA, Bldg. 10, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000. All inquiries shall be made via e-mail ONLY. TELEPHONE INQUIRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Added: Sep 19, 2017 3:11 pm

The purpose of this notice is to advise that the response date is extended from 15 September 2017 to 29 September 2017. No other extensions can be granted in order to maintain the acquisition schedule.
Contracting Office Address :
PICATINNY ARSENAL , New Jersey 07806-5000
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Jennifer M. Hughes,
Contract Specialist
Secondary Point of Contact :

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