Army reaching out to industry for handheld and wrist-worn GPS receivers for use in the Middle East
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait, 13 May 2015. U.S. Army navigation and guidance officials are interested in buying 1,622 handheld and 20 wrist-worn GPS receivers, and they need to know by TOMORROW, 14 May 2015, which companies could provide these wearable satellite navigation devices.
Officials of the Army Contracting Command issued a sources-sought notice (W56KGZ15T9999) on Tuesday for a handheld and wrist-worn GPS devices procurement. The Army Contracting Command's Regional Contracting Center-Kuwait at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, is in charge of this procurement.
The handheld GPS receivers must be brand name or equal to the Garmin eTrex 10, while the wrist-worn GPS receivers must be brand name or equal to the Garmin Foretrex 401.
This sources-sought notice is a market research tool being used to determine number of interested vendors, Army officials say.
The Garmin eTrex 10 handheld GPS receiver, which retails for $109.99, has a worldwide basemap, 2.2-inch monochrome display, receivers signals from GPS and GLONASS positioning satellites, and has 25-hour battery life with two AA batteries.
The handheld GPS receiver measures 2.1 by 4 by 1.3 inches, has a 1.4-by-1.7-inch 128-by-160-pixel display, weighs five ounces with battery, and has a USB computer interface.
The Garmin Foretrex 401 wrist-worn GPS receiver, which retails for $199.99, is for outdoor activities that require the use of both hands. It combines a high-sensitivity waterproof GPS receiver, electronic compass, and barometric altimeter. It can connect with computers with USB or wirelessly.
The wrist-worn GPS measures 2.9 by 1.7 by 0.9 inches and weighs 3.1 ounces with batteries. It has a 1.4-by-0.9-inch 100-by-64-pixel black-and-white liquid crystal display, and has a battery life of 17 hours with two AAA batteries.
Companies interested should email the Army's Betty McCormack at email@example.com no later than close of business on 14 May 2015.
Include company name and contact information, DUNS number and CAGE code, vendor information sheet, and whether or not a credit card is acceptable for payment.
More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/64b73958863dfdc559b6d56d1753c2f3.