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Thread: Finally! Guns in government schools. solicits for the Department of Education

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    across Death's Door on Washington Island, Wisconsin, USA

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    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.

    Place of Delivery:
    U.S. Department of Education
    Office of Inspector General
    c/o: Gary Pawlak, Special Agent
    500 West Madison Street - Suite 1414
    Chicago, IL 60661

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    Somehow I don't think these shotguns are going to be stored at any school.

    This bid request is from the US DoE, not from the State Dept of Ed or Chicago DoE. mY guess thses weapons are for the defense of the Fed offices.

    I don't think shotguns would be ideal for use in a school either, given the potential for calateral injury in a crowded area due to the wide shot pattern of buckshot at distance. Unless non-lethal bean bags were to be used.

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    This is definitely weird and possibly bad for us in the short term. This link doesn't say what they're using these for. I want to believe it's just to secure the NEA building, but the link clearly says they have more of these already. Why so many? I don't know. To protect a principal handing out condoms to 3rd graders maybe? :P Are they afraid some right-wing nut-job will attack an elementary school bake sale? Maybe. The government gets more paranoid every year.

    In the long run, these agencies, not to mention nearly-every-cop-in-America, having a Short-Barreled shotgun will go a long way to over-turning Miller and getting rid of that Sporting Purpose for import non-sense that keeps a lot of cool guns out of the country. I see the silver-lining here. I have some high-hopes for US

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    Gotta go with TF16, it's probably just for the security detail at the fed building for the DoE.

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    I would bet these are indeed forfacility security inventory. Whether they are warehouses, data centers or administrative units, they make sense to me and nothing alarming is apparent.

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