The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded the Body Armor III IDIQ contract vehicle to provide the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (all components within DHS), and other Federal Agencies outside of DHS (with the approval of the CBP IDIQ contracting officer) soft, torso protecting concealable body armor in support of the missions of DHS and its components. In addition to having the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Certified concealable threat level IIIA body armor, which will offer fragmentation protection, this contract vehicle makes available additional items to include carry bags, outer carriers, modular pouches, and moisture wicking undergarments and allows participating agencies to custom tailor the armor “packages” procured to fit their operational needs.
The armor will be issued to students at various academies within DHS as well as to officers and agents in the field requiring replacement armor due to expiration or deterioration of their current armor.
Under this IDIQ, DHS Components, along with other Federal Agencies outside of DHS (with the approval of the CBP IDIQ contracting officer), may place orders on a Firm-Fixed Price basis or using a Government Purchase Card for orders up to $3k.
Mandatory (with exceptions)
This department-wide contract vehicle will meet the operational and support needs of DHS Components, as well as other Federal agencies, while reducing costs, streamlining processes, ensuring technical requirements are met, and improving armor capabilities. Additionally, pre-established terms & conditions and well-defined ordering processes will allow Contracting Officers (COs) to fill requirements more efficiently and will result in a shorter wait times for body armor.
Period of Performance (POP)
One base year + 6 option years (11/1/2016 - 10/31/2023)
Post Award Teaming
For teaming opportunities, please contact the applicable awardee(s)
Number of Awardees
3 small businesses
Name: US Armor Corporation
Contract #: HSBP10-17-D-00001
Name: KDH Defense Systems Inc.
Contract #: HSBP10-17-D-00002
Name: Armor Express
Contract #: HSBP10-17-D-00003
To contact us regarding a Strategic Sourcing Vehicle or future initiative, please email SSPOInquiry@hq.dhs.gov.