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By James Smith
24 July 2013
A review of recent contract requests and awards proved to demonstrate the Government, in the middle of a financial crisis, are buying up ammunition to beat the end of the fiscal year, which end 30 September.
The normal suspect, the Department of Homeland Security, has been put on a stool in the corner by the US Congress, but not the other agencies. In fact, one agency left the necessary clauses in the requests blank, leaving room for error and fraud.
And one American company smells the green with nearly being awarded 100,000 in contracts. In fact, only one company has won ammunition contracts in the last two weeks.
All solicitations can be found below with hyperlinks.
Starting with the Bureau of Prisons request that was awarded 17 July, for 30,000 .308 boat tail ammunition. The contract was worth $23,300 and was won by A2Z Supply of Stevensville Montana.
You may recall the article I wrote, More sniper ammunition being ordered by DHS. Who are the targets? where the DHS had requested 176,000 rounds of the exact ammunition being ordered by the BOP. But the Prison Industrial Complex, like any other raging machine, will never be satisfied. Today, they awarded A2Z over $40,000 to provide 170,000 rounds of 9 mm. You know the kind of rounds you use for your Glocks? Currently, there are two more solicitations that have yet to be awarded for another 205,000 rounds of 9 mm, and 60,000 rounds of .223 rounds. We will fill you in with those results later.