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26 Jan 07. BAE Systems, Ground Systems Division, Santa Clara, Calif.; Oshkosh Truck Corporation, Oshkosh, Wis.; Protected Vehicles, Inc., North Charleston, S.C.; General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada Corporation, Ontario, Canada; Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C.; Armor Holdings, Inc., Sealy, Texas; Textron Marine & Land Systems, New Orleans, La.; General Purpose Vehicles, LLC., New Haven, Mich.; International Military and Government LLC, Warrenville, Ill., are being awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The Government can order up to 4,100 MRAP vehicles composed of 1,500 Category I and 2,600 Category II. Each awardee will receive an initial delivery order for two test vehicles per Category to include associated vehicle support. The total value of the initial delivery orders for 36 test vehicles is $34,574,582. The Government may place additional delivery orders for production vehicles.

Vehicles procured under these contracts will be deployed to and supported in Iraq and Afghanistan. Initial test vehicles will be delivered no later than 60 days after contract award. Logistics support will continue up to two years after fielding for test and any production vehicles. Work will be performed respectively in York, Pa.; Oshkosh, Wis.; North Charleston, S.C.; York, Pa.; Ladson, S.C.; Sealy, Texas; New Orleans, La.; New Haven, Mich.; Westpoint, Miss., and work is expected to be completed January 2008 (2012 with options). Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. These contracts were awarded based on full and open competition from solicitation M67854-07-R-5000.

The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity. (Contract Numbers: BAE Systems- M67854-07-D-5025; Oshkosh Truck Corporation- M67854-07-D-5026; Protected Vehicles, Inc.- M67854-07-D-5027; General Dynamics Land Systems-M67854-07-D-5028; Force Protection Industries- M67854-07-D-5031; Armor Holdings- M67854-07-D-5030; Textron Marine & Land- M67854-07-D-5033; General Purpose Vehicles LLC- M67854-07-D-5029; International Military and Government LLC- M67854-07-D-5032)

Battlespace is running a Special Feature on Mine and Ballistic Protection in Our February issue to be distributed at IDEX and AUSA

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