Combined Synopsis/Solicitation For Swift Water Rescue Dry Suits

178th Wing Contracting Office                                                                                    

 RFQ: 012219

Combined Synopsis/Solicitation


Swift Water Rescue Dry Suits

  1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation (RFQ012219) is being issued as a Request for Quotation.  This notice and the incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).  All responsible Small Business sources may submit a proposal.


  1. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 329920 – Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturing.  Offerors must be registered in the at, in order to be considered for award.


  1. FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement.  For the exact text and wording of clauses and provisions please see  The Government contemplates an award of a Firm Fixed Priced purchase order contract resulting from this solicitation.


  1. Requirement Information: 178th CES remains the only ANG unit fully trained and equipped to conduct swift water rescue operations in response to DOMOPS requirements. 20 Dry Suits to equip swift water rescue swimmers conducting flood response operations in potentially rough and swift moving water. For detailed requirements See Figure #1 below.

This combined synopsis & solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations.  Therefore, all capability statements or quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered by the Contracting Officer. 

  1. The Government will award a single purchase order contract resulting from this RFQ to the responsible offeror whose offer represents the best value in terms of technical capability and price.  All non-price factors (i.e., technical capability and past performance) are not significantly more important than price but shall meet minimum needs.


  1. Offerors must submit representations and certifications in accordance with the provision at FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications—Commercial Item.  (Accessible at the FAR Site, If properly filled out on a separate submittal is not required.  Offers Reps and Cert must also meet the requirement of 52.204-24, 25 & 26.


  1.   Submit the following documents in response to this RFQ:

a. Quotation Cover Page

b. Technical Capability/Specification Statement of dry Suits

c. Price Quotation

                         CLIN 0001 20 EA @ $ 

  1. Offers are due on August 20, 2021 2:00 PM EST.  All questions/inquiries must be submitted to the contract officer via electronic mail (e-mail) not later than 2:00 PM EST on August 16, 2021.  Inquiries submitted via telephone calls will be re-directed to an e-mail submission.  Submit offers or any questions to the attention of MSgt James Andrews and copy to Tracie E. McClure via email to: phone number (937) 327-2208 and, respectively.  Offerors who fail to complete and submit the requirements above will be considered non-responsive and not considered.


Figure 1

Requirement: 20 Dry Suits to equip swift water rescue swimmers conducting flood response operations in potentially rough and swift moving water. Dry Suits must meet the criteria below and have the durability to stand up to the rigorous environment in which they are put to use. Total price must include all shipping costs. Must be deliverable within 90 days.


Dry Suits Must Meet All Following Criteria:


·         True self-entry with Captive Zip Design

·         Quick-adjust neoprene neckseal

·         Pre-shaped legs and torso

·         Comfortable standby mode design with highly flexible T-zip

·         Saltwater resistant waterproof breathable material

·         Attached over jacket with dry zip protection

·         Anti-flush “wader belt”

·         Low profile auto exhaust valve

·         Reinforced padded elbows, knees/shins, and seat

·         Neoprene wrist seals with improved gauntlet overlays and hook and loop cinches

·         Lower leg boot gauntlets with hook & loop cinches

·         Relief/comfort zipper

·         Attached soft dry socks

·         Zippered chest pocket

·         Thigh pockets with securing flaps

·         “Loop” shoulder panels for adhering patches

·         High visibility reflective patches


·         Breathable/waterproof 3-layer material comprising:

·         Outer: durable 200 denier nylon, durable & water repellent

·         Core: breathable, salt water resistant, polyurethane

·         Inner: protective 18 denier nylon

·         Neoprene wrist seals

·         Neoprene neckseal

·         1680 denier nylon reinforced elbows, knees/shins, and seat




4XL - 1 Each

2XL - 1 Each

XLK - 1 Each

LK - 6 Each

L - 3 Each

MK - 4 Each

SK - 2 Each

SM - 2 Each