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U.S. Dept. of Education buying shotguns. Okaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

Remington Shotguns
Solicitation Number: EDOOIG-10-000004
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Contracts & Acquisitions Management
Location: Contracts (All ED Components)


Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Synopsis :
Added: Mar 08, 2010 10:39 am

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) intends to purchase twenty-seven (27) REMINGTON BRAND MODEL 870 POLICE 12/14P MOD GRWC XS4 KXCS SF. RAMAC #24587 GAUGE: 12 BARREL: 14" - PARKERIZED CHOKE: MODIFIED SIGHTS: GHOST RING REAR WILSON COMBAT; FRONT - XS CONTOUR BEAD SIGHT STOCK: KNOXX REDUCE RECOIL ADJUSTABLE STOCK FORE-END: SPEEDFEED SPORT-SOLID - 14" LOP are designated as the only shotguns authorized for ED based on compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory, certified armor and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts.
The required date of delivery is March 22, 2010.
Interested sources must submit detailed technical capabilities and any other information that demonstrates their ability to meet the requirements above, no later than March 12, 2010 at 12 PM, E.S.T. Any quotes must be submitted electronically to the attention of, Contract Specialist (Contract Operations Group), with a concurrent copy to, Contracting Officer (Contract Operations Group).
The following clauses are applicable to this requirement:

52-212-1 Instruction to Offerors - Commercial Items
52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items
52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items
52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items
52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required Implementing Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items

In accordance with 52.212-2, the fill-in applicable to this requirement is below:
52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items.
As prescribed in 12.301(c), the Contracting Officer may insert a provision substantially as follows:
Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999)
(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
(i) Technical Capability
(ii) Price
In accordance with 52.212-5, the following clauses are applicable to this requirement:
52.225-1 Buy American Act - Supplies (February 2009)
52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central

New equipment only; no remanufactured products. No partial shipments
Offer must be good for 30 calendar days after submission.
Offerors must have current Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at the time offer is submitted. Information can be found at
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. The Government will award a commercial item purchase order to the offeror with the most advantageous offer to the government. All offerors must submit their best price and delivery capabilities.

6 Comments in Response to

Comment by Powell Gammill
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McClatchy News catches least they are paying attention: 

Agency places shotgun order: FBI? No, Education Department

Comment by Chip Saunders
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 ROTC programs?! You're kidding, right?

First off, the respective armed forces supply materiel for ROTC programs. They generally don't supply live weapons anymore like they used to. But back when my Dad was in Army JrROTC, they were supplied with weapons used by the Army, such as M-1 Garands, M-1 Carbines and 1919A4 belt-feds. I am not aware of any branch of the armed forces that uses Wilson Combat customized Remington 870s as general issue.

And secondly, how are 27 shotguns going to supply ROTC programs nationwide? My father's Army JrROTC corp at his high school had more than that many weapons in their storage locker.

No, these are for issue to agents of the department. And I want to know what agents of the Dept of Education could possibly be doing that requires toting a shotgun. Perhaps there is a legitimate need,...but WTF is it?!?!

Comment by Powell Gammill
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"Place of Delivery: U.S. Department of Education
Office of Inspector General
c/o: Gary Pawlak, Special Agent
Chicago, IL"

Shotguns are useful in conducting raids on schools.  "I told you to keep your GD f@#king hands on your 1st grade heads you little maggot!!!!"

Comment by Kathy Cava
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Are you really that ignorant?  These are used for the ROTC programs. 

Comment by Chip Saunders
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Exactly my point.

WTF are these needed for?

I mean, I know that No Child Left Behind was meant to have teachers ans schools toe the line, but geeeeeeez!! 

Comment by Anonymous
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 Silly!  It says right there it's because they're "the only shotguns authorized for ED based on compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory, certified armor and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts."

existing shotgun inventory?  armor?  combat training?