US Army Awards SIG Sauer Contract for SP2022, MPX, and the MCX

    Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, have issued a synopsis/solicitation to negotiate a five year indefinite quantity contract with firm fixed price orders for a number of SIG Sauer weapon systems including rifles, submachine guns, pistols and suppressors.

    The contract is on behalf of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) and Product Manager Crew Served Weapons as well as several other undisclosed program offices.

    The contract includes a number of different weapons with various flexible quantities. These include an order for up to 500 7.62x51mm SIG 716G2 rifles, supplied with one 20-round PMAG each, MCXs carbines in two barrel lengths, 9 and 11.5 inch barrels – 100 of both, there are also orders for MPX submachine guns with 4.5 and 8 inch barrels – 1000 of each. Sources confirm this is unrelated to the Army’s ongoing Sub Compact Weapon programme. There are also orders for as many as 5,000 SIG Sauer SP2022s each with three 15-round magazines and an order for up to 100 SRD9 pistol silencers.

    MCX Carbine with a 9 inch barrel (SIG)

    Here are some of the more important sections from the sole source solicitation notice:

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command-New Jersey, on behalf of PM Soldier Weapons, intends to solicit, negotiate, and award a sole source contract to Sig Sauer pursuant to the authority of title 10 United States Code (U.S.C) Section 2304 ( c ) (1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1- only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. This contemplated sole source contract is for is for the purchase and delivery of the commercially available various Sig Sauer Systems (firearms), namely the SP2022, MPX, and the MCX along with silencers and associated accessories to include magazines and spare parts.

    The contemplated effort will be a Firm Fixed Priced (FFP) Purchase Order to be completed once the kits are delivered 14 days after award. Sig Sauer was the only company identified through market research that could provide the necessary various Sig Sauer Systems (firearms), namely the SP2022, MPX, and the MCX along with silencers and associated accessories to include magazines and spare parts which met the Government’s requirements for a Commercial off the Shelf (COTS). The acquisition of production items from sources other than Sig Sauer will not meet schedule requirements.

    Sig Sauer was the only company identified through market research that could provide the necessary various Sig Sauer Systems (firearms), namely the SP2022, MPX, and the MCX along with silencers and associated accessories to include magazines and spare parts which met the Government’s requirements for a Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) and meets the specifications identified in the sources sought notice posted to Federal Business Opportunities (FBO). The U.S. Government anticipates award of one single purchase order as a result of this solicitation.

    TFB have approached PEO Soldier, PM Soldier Weapons, for comment on where these substantial orders for non-standard weapons are destined for, but at time of publishing they have not yet responded. The contract is potentially meeting a number of Army resquests including Foreign Military Sales and weapons for experimentation via ARDEC. The anticipated award date for the contract is planned for the fourth quarter of financial year 2018.

    Source

    Matthew Moss

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    TheFirearmBlog.com – Managing Editor
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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. He also runs Historical Firearms, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of The Armourer’s Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms.

    Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news.

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