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by David Crane
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The "Description" section of the latest modification (Modification 04) of Solicitation number: H92222-05-R-0017 for a .45 ACP (.45 Caliber) Joint Combat Pistol (JCP) System–now called the Combat Pistol (CP)–states:

"This notification is to inform Industry the Combat Pistol requirement is postponed indefinately. USSOCOM will no longer issue a Request for Proposal."

This is an interesting development, and DefenseReview will try to find out why USSOCOM’s Combat Pistol (CP) program has been postponed indefinitely.

Defense Review had previously reported on the…

HK45 and HK45C (HK45 Compact) pistols, which were both competing for a potential CP contract.

If you’d like more information about this immediately, the two points of contact listed on the original JCP presolicitation page and subsequent Modification 01 page are Tina Lopez ("original contact") and John Pfender ("current contact"). The following is their contact information:

Original Point of Contact

Tina Lopez, Contract Specialist, Phone 813 828 7063, Fax 813 828 7504, Email [email protected] – Susan Griffin, Contracting Officer, Phone 813-828-7411, Fax 813-828-7504, Email [email protected].

Current Point of Contact

John Pfender, Contract Specialist, Phone 812-854-5198, Fax 812-854-5095, Email [email protected] – Tina Lopez, Contract Specialist, Phone 813 828 7063, Fax 813 828 7504, Email [email protected]

JCP/CP Program Background Info:

The following is how the "Description" section of the original Joint Combat Pistol (JCP) System presolicitation notice "synopsis" read when it was first posted on August 26, 2005:

"The USSOCOM intends to issue a solicitation to obtain commercially available non-developmental item (NDI) Joint Combat Pistol (JCP) system, Caliber .45 (ACP). The Program will use full and open competition to fulfill the JCP requirement. The JCP will be delivered in accordance with specification entitled "Performance Specification Joint Combat Pistol" to be provided with issuance of the solicitation. Two configurations of the pistol will be required. One configuration will have no external safety and the other configuration will have an external safety. The Combat Pistol System consists of: a Caliber .45 pistol and its ancillary equipment including: Magazines (standard and high-capacity); Suppressor Attachment Kit for operation of the pistol with and without sound suppressor; Holster; Magazine Holder (standard and high-capacity); Cleaning Kit; and Operator’s Manual. The contract type will be an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) issuing Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) delivery orders. The contract period of performance shall be Five (5)years with an option to extend for an additional Five (5) years. The Minimum Quantity is 24 each Engineering Test Units (ETU’s), 12 each with external manual safety and 12 each without external manual safety. The estimated Maximum quantities are: 45,000 no external safety JCP configuration and 600,000 JCP with the external safety configuration; 649,000 Holsters; 96,050 Standard Capacity Magazines; 192,099 High Capacity Magazines; 667,000 Magazine Holders; 132,037 Suppressor attachment kits; Provisioning Item Order, Technical Data Package and associated Data. Transportation shall be F.O.B. Destination. The solicitation will require, free of charge to the government, delivery of 24 each product samples along with a concise written proposal all due on the closing date stated in the solicitation. The 24-each product sample from the successful offeror may be accepted as the Minimum Quantity. Any subsequent delivery orders for JCP’s will order between 50 each and 200,000 each with a maximum monthly delivery rate of 5,000 each. Any subsequent orders for the ancillary items will require delivery to commence within 60 days after receipt of order. The product samples and written proposal will be evaluated on a best value basis and the Government will reserve the right to award to other than the lowest priced offeror and other than the highest technically rated offeror. Product samples from unsuccessful offerors will be returned to the offerors upon request and at the offeror’s expense. The Government cannot guarantee the condition of the product samples after testing. All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the agency. The Government intend to issue a draft solicitation. Notifications, Solicitation, and other communication will be posted via FEDBIZOPS. Questions may be emailed to Contract Specialist, Mr. Pfender at [email protected]"

The following is how the "Description" section of Modification 01 to the original JCP presol notice, posted on March 10, 2006, reads:

"This is an amended synopsis for the government?s requirements for a combat pistol (CP). This program was previously known as the Joint Combat Pistol. The USSOCOM intends to issue a solicitation to obtain commercially available non-developmental item (NDI) CP system, Caliber .45 (ACP). The Program will use full and open competition to fulfill the CP requirement. The CP will be delivered in accordance with specification entitled "Performance Specification Combat Pistol (PS/4081/C05/1415)? to be provided with issuance of the solicitation. The Combat Pistol System consists of: a Caliber .45 pistol and its ancillary equipment including: Magazines (standard and high-capacity); Suppressor Attachment Kit for operation of the pistol with and without sound suppressor; Holster; Magazine Holder (standard and high-capacity); Cleaning Kit; and Operator’s Manual. The contract type will be an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) issuing Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) delivery orders. The contract period of performance shall be five (5) years with an option to extend for an additional five (5) years. The Minimum Quantity is 24/ea Engineering Test Units (ETU’s). The estimated maximum quantities are: 50,000/ea combat pistol systems (which includes a .45 caliber CP, 2 standard capacity magazines, operator?s manual and cleaning kit); 50,000/ea Holsters; 200,000/ea Standard Capacity Magazines; 360,000/ea High Capacity Magazines; 50,000/ea Magazine Holders; 15,000/ea Suppressor attachment kits; Provisioning Item Order; associated data; and 3/ea Instructor and Key Personnel (I&KP) Training courses. Transportation shall be F.O.B. Destination. The solicitation will require, free of charge to the government, delivery of 24/ea product samples with any required spare parts support along with a concise written proposal all due on the closing date stated in the solicitation. The 24/ea product samples from the successful offeror may be accepted as the Minimum Quantity. Any subsequent delivery orders for CPs will order between 50/ea and 25,000/ea with a maximum monthly delivery rate of 2,500/ea. Any subsequent orders for the ancillary items will require delivery to commence within 60 days after receipt of order. The product samples and written proposal will be evaluated on a best value basis and the Government will reserve the right to award to other than the lowest priced offeror and other than the highest technically rated offeror. Product samples from unsuccessful offerors will be returned to the offerors upon written request to the contracting officer and at the offeror’s expense. The Government cannot guarantee the condition of the product samples after testing. All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the agency. Notifications, Solicitation, and other communication will be posted via FEDBIZOPS. Questions may be emailed to Contract Specialist, Mr. Pfender at [email protected]"

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