The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration tentatively is planning to purchase 121,000 rounds of ammunition specifically for DEA Aviation Division operations in the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Afghanistan.
According to a Sources Sought notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via routine database research, the agency is looking to buy the following quantity and types of bullets:
- 80,000 rounds; .40 Smith & Wesson, full metal jacket (FMJ);
- 15,000 rounds; .40 Smith & Wesson, jacketed hollow point (JHP);
- 11,000 rounds, 9mm. Luger, FMJ;
- 3,000 rounds; 9mm. Luger, JHP;
- 10,000 rounds; .38 Special wadcutter;
- 2,000 rounds, 38 Special; Hydra-Shok (JHP).
The ammunition, according to manufacturer descriptions, is used for defense and target shooting, respectively.
DEA is seeking capability statements from vendors, but has not yet issued a Request for Proposals. Responses are due June 28.
Source document: Solicitation #D-12-HQ-Q-0062.