US Army Presoliciation Notice for a 7.62mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS)

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by David Crane

We forgot to post this, when we first got it (over a week ago). So, we’re posting it now. It’s a Presolicitation Notice (Solicitation #: W15QKN-05-R-0433) from US Army ARDEC, AMSTA-AR-PC, and Picatinny Arsenal, NJ for a 7.62x51mm (.308Win) "Semi-Automatic Sniper System" (SASS), designated as the XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS).

Here’s the description of the proposed XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) requirement, as it reads at FedBizOpps:

"The U.S. Army ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806 has a requirement for a 7.62mm semi-automatic sniper system (SASS) capable of delivering precision fire primarily on anti-personnel targets out to a range of 1,000 meters. This system must be a man portable, shoulder fired system utilizing military standard 7.62 x 51 mm caliber ammunition but optimized for the open-tip M118LR long range ammunition. Additionally, M993 Armor Piercing (AP) ammunition will be…

fired based on specific mission requirements. Compatibility with the existing family of military 7.62 x 51mm caliber ammunition is also required.

The primary components of the system include a rifle, detachable bipod, hard transport/storage case(s), soft carrying case(s), cleaning/maintenance equipment, and manuals. The weapon will have a flash/sound suppressor, high capacity (up to 20-round) detachable box magazines; rails/mounting surfaces for mounting fire control (optics, backup iron sights and aim- light) systems; variable power optics/electro-optics (in order to engage targets between 50 and 1000 meters); and an accompanying spotting scope with range estimation reticle(s) and a night vision interface.

There will be a Base contract of thirty (30) systems for Type Classification with four Options. The Option ranges shall be as follows: Option I quantity range of 1-250 each; Option II quantity range of 1 ?550 each; Option III quantity ranges of 1-400, 401-800, 801-1,200 each; Option IV quantity ranges of 1-400, 401-800, 801-1,200 each . The offeror shall submit five (5) bid samples at no cost or obligation to the Government.

The winning offeror must be able to deliver operator and maintenance manuals 15 days after contract award. The first fifteen (15) of the thirty (30) SASSs will be delivered with spare parts 30-days after contract award. The remaining fifteen (15) SASSs with spare parts will be delivered 90- days after contract award. The number of spares must be sufficient to cover Pre-Production Qualification Testing (PPQT) and Initial Operational Testing (IOT).

There shall also be a First Article Test (FAT) quantity of five (5) items that must be passed prior to approval of Options. In addition, the contractor must be able to sustain a delivery schedule of 100 systems per month beginning 30 days from successful completion of First Article Testing. A competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) will be posted on the TACOM-ARDEC Acquisition Center website located at: on or about 30 November 2004. Proposals/Bid Samples will be required within thirty (30) days from date of release of the RFP.

Point of contact for this requirement is Mr. Peter Santangelo, Contract Specialist, AMSTA-AQ-APD, Bldg 10, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000,, telephone number: 973-724-2005."

Point of Contact:
Peter Santangelo, Contract Specialist, (973)724-2005

Email your questions to Peter Santangelo at

Click here to read the official/original Presolicitation Notice at FedBizOpps.

Click here to visit an alternate page for the Presolicitation notice at the PROCNET (US Army TACOM-Picatinny Procurement Network) website.

Additional Information:

US Army Presoliciation Notice for a 7.62mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) by

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