While President Obama and many of his Democratic allies in Congress seek to impose strict limitations on civilian firearm sales, the Department of Homeland Security has solicited a bid for 26.1 million rounds of ammunition, adding to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already purchased over the past 10 months alone. Posted on the website FedBid, the agency’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Arteia, New Mexico, has commenced an auction for the training ammunition through competitive bids, which have to be a minimum of $10.
Here’s a breakdown of what the DHS is seeking:
• Commercial Leading Training Ammo (CLTA) pistol cartridge .40 caliber 165 Grain, jacketed Hollow point(JHP) pp/n P4OHSTS3G OR EQUAL. BRASS CASING 100,000 ROUNDS PRICE PER 1000 ROUNDS WILL INCLUDE DELIVERY.
• Commercial Leading Training Ammo (CLTA) 9MM 115 GRAIN JACKETED HOLLOW POINT P/N 9BP-115 GRAIN JHP OR EQUAL BRASS CASING 100,000 ROUNDS PRICE PER 1000 ROUNDS WILL INCLUDE DELIVERY.
• Commercial Leading Training Ammo (CLTA) PISTOL CARTRIDGE 9MM BALL 124 GRAIN P/N AE9AP OR EQUAL BRASS CASING 40,000 ROUNDS PRICE PER 1000 ROUNDS WILL INCLUDE DELIVERY
FedBid is an online marketplace where businesses and federal, state, and local governments can purchase products and services. According to a Washington Business Journal profile of Ali Saadat, the founder of FedBid, the website administered $1.4 billion in federal transactions last year.
Saadat says the concept of his website has altered the methods people use in the industry to search and respond to business, which often includes requesting proposals and submitting requests for quotes. “That time is gone,” Saadat told the Washington Business Journal. “It all happens on the Internet and in a transparent way.”
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