Request for tenders for the supply of battlevests as per the following specification




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REQUEST FOR TENDERS FOR THE SUPPLY OF BATTLEVESTS as per the following specification.










1.

General Description

The general requirement is for "waistcoat" style battlevest designed for the carriage of the soldiers light fighting order to include the essentials of ammunition, first field dressing, PRR (radio), water and ancillary equipment as detailed here under.

Reference to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT and REAR in this document are from the wearer’s perspective. Description of dimensions are clarified as follows,

(1) Height or (h) refers to the vertical height of the pouch/pocket etc.

(2) Length or (l) refers to the horizontal dimension.

(3) Depth or (d) refers to the front to rear dimension.












2.

Deployment.

The battlevest must meet the light fighting order carriage requirements of the soldier in the following situations,

(1). Mounted operations from the MOWAG Piranha III APC.

(2). Heli deployments.

(3). Peace support operations overseas.

(4). A range of aid to the civil power operations at home to include cash and prisoner in transit escorts.

(5). Mechanised and light infantry conventional training exercises.











3.

Compatibility.

The battlevest must be compatible with the current service 35 litre Patrol Pack (Lowe Alpine Sabre) and 90 litres long framed main pack (Lowe Alpine Samson). The battle vest must be adjustable for fitting over body armour and smock and must NOT move excessively so as to cause friction burns on skin or material ware when worn alone or with the packs. Packs will be available for view on request to OIC Ordnance Clothing and Equipment Stores, DFTC, Curragh Camp Co. Kildare.
















4.

Variants.

Three variants are required, they are,

(1) General Service Vest.

(2) Medic’s Vest.

(3) Helicopter Crew Vest.











5.

Adjustments & Sizing.

System must be adjustable to fit male and female body types. Details of sizing must be supplied. Fit must accommodate height range from 158 cm up to 203 cm. Where manufacturers recommend shoulder adjustment such systems must NOT interfere with taking aim with personal weapons or cause discomfort when worn under the packs.












6.

Weight

Details of the unloaded weight of each individual component and the manufactured vest shall be supplied, this shall also include details of the raw materials weights of fabrics, web and buckles.












7.

Description – General Service Vest. (6,600 of)

The attached sketches refer.



FRONT LEFT: Mesh panel onto which is attached,

(1) Two fixed ammunition pouches. Each to hold three 30rd Steyr AUG magazines. Dimensions 160(h) x 95(l) x 80(d) mm, with 20mm buckle and velcro closure and velcro silence strip. Lid to overlap sides for complete seal. NO internal dividers. External compression strap with 20mm side buckle. Base drain hole(s) to be included.

(2) Steyr AUG bayonet frog fixed left of the left most ammunition pouch.

(3) One fixed utility pouch. Dimensions 170mm long, 230mm high at left side, 160mm high at right side, 55mm depth. Lid with 65mm overlap. 20mm buckle and velcro closure, velcro silence strip to be included. NO internal dividers. External compression strap with 20mm side buckle. Base drain holes to be included. Open topped slash pocket at the rear of the utility pouch.

(4) Upper section to include MOLLE strip system.

(5) Right edge zipped slash pocket, with internal A5 size pocket to hold TAM (5mm thick), inside upper to include three plastic d-rings NOT more than 15mm radius.



FRONT RIGHT:

(1) As front left.

(2) NO bayonet frog.

(3) Removable admin pouch. Zip closure. Dimensions 100(h) x 150 (l) x 40(d) mm.



CENTRE CLOSURE:

(1) Centre zip.

(2) Three 20mm buckles, top centre and bottom.

REAR: Mesh panel incorporating,

(1) Hydration pocket to accept current service 2.1litre Camelback Omega Reservoir and 3 litre Camelback CBR Reservoir. The pocket to be designed so that the spare capacity from 3 litres to 2.1 litres can be closed off, a velcro strip is suggested

(2) Drag handle, drag weight NOT less than 200kg.

FRONT TO REAR SECURING: Three web straps each side secured to the front panel and terminated in rear panel 20mm buckles.

PADDED WAIST BELT:

(1) 50mm padded waist belt.

(2) Secured internal bottom of vest through web loops.

(3) Dual adjust buckle.



DUMP POUCH:

(1) Adjustable attachment to waist belt left or right leg.

(2) Dimensions 190(h) x 160(l) x 80(d) mm.

(3) Lid with 65mm overlap, 20mm buckle and Velcro closure, Velcro silence strip to be included. NO internal dividers. External compression strap with 20mm side buckle.

(4) Base drain holes to be included.

(5) Lid “post box” slot.



RESPIRATOR POUCH:

(1) Adjustable attachment to waist belt left or right leg.

(2) Dimensions 250(h) x 160(l) x 100(d) mm.

(3) Lid with 6.5cm overlap, 20mm buckle and Velcro closure, Velcro silence strip to be included. NO internal dividers. External compression strap with side buckle.

(4) Base drain holes to be included.

(5) Hold Avon FM12 with a slots for a spare filter, combi pens and DPK paper.



DROP HOLSTER: (500 of)

(1) Adjustable attachment to waist belt left or right leg.

(2) Accommodate H&K 9mm USP pistol.

(3) Quick release (thumb operated) and secure draw features.

(4) Spare magazine pouch on holster.

M203 POUCH:

(1) 4rd in line 40mm LV grenade pouch.

(2) MOLLE attachment.

(3) Velcro and buckle fastening, Velcro silence strip included.

(4) Accommodate all service 40mm LV grenades, HE, SMK and ILLUM.

GRENADE HAND HE POUCH:

(1) 2 in line HE grenade pouch.

(2) MOLLE attachment.

(3) Velcro and buckle fastening, Velcro silence strip included.












8.

Description – Medic’s Vest. (250 of)

As per the General Service Vest except,

(1) NO grenade pouches.

(2) Replace 2x ammunition pouches on RIGHT panel with medical pouch.

(3) Medic pouch dimensions 200(h) x 160(l) x 100(d)mm. Single zip opening along left, top and right side.

(4) Medic pouch with internal pockets and elastic loops to accommodate,

a. 1x Pocket face mask.

b. 1x Paramedic’s Shears.

c. 1x Penlight.

d. 4x Absorbent 10x10cm dressing.

e. 4x Absorbent 4x4cm dressing.

f. 2x roller bandage.

g. 1x Roll, Surgical Tape.

h. 2x Airway Size 4.

i. 2x Pairs, Surgical Gloves.

j. 4x Conforming Bandage.

k. 4x Sterets.

l. 1x Chest Seal.

m. 1x Burn Dressing.

n. 1x Giving Set.

o. Wound Cleaner.

p. 2x Triangular Bandage.

(5) Two admin pouches.











9.

Helicopter Crew Vest. (150 of)

Basic design and adjustment as per General Service Vest except,

(1) All fabrics and materials to be fire resistant in keeping with current international best practice. Full details of fire retardance to be submitted with tender including copies of Standards quoted.

(2) NO grenade pouches.

(3) NO respirator or dump pouches.

(4) NO rear hydration bladder pocket.

(5) Drop holster as above.

(6) Zipped collar 275N floatation device, manual activation only.

(7) LEFT side ammunition pouches replaced with one SARBE 8 pouch, SARBE dimensions 180(h) x 85(l) x 50(d) mm, 500mm SARBE antenna to be secured in sock or loops along left side of torso.

(8) LEFT utility pouch replaced with flares pouch 140(h) x 80(l) x 50(d) mm, closure as per ammunition pouches.

(9) RIGHT side ammunition pouches replaced with one POLYCOM pouch, POLYCOM dimensions 160(h) x 75(l) x 50(d) mm.

(10) RIGHT utility pouch replaced with one FIREFLY beacon pouch 140(h) x 90(l) x 80(d) mm, closure as per ammunition pouches.

(11) Both front zipped pockets to include internal zipped pockets A5 in size to accommodate maps and TAC Aids.

(12) Centre front closure to consist of an upper and lower zip with 50mm centre harness aperture. Each zip to be reinforced with two 20mm buckles.

(13) Rear panel to incorporate 50 x 50mm harness aperture.

(14) Crotch straps to be included or alternative method of securing inflated floatation device.












10.

Hydration Bladder.

General Service and Medic’s Vest to be provided with, as an optional extra a 2.1 litre hydration bladder complete with cleaning kit, Avon FM12 adaptor and be compatible with current service 2.1 litre Camelback Omega Reservoir.












11.

Fabric.

(1) Mesh material polyester.

(2) Pouch and web material 750d Cordura, manufacturers may offer alternate denier, preferably less with supporting reasons. Cordura shall NOT exceed 1000d.

(3) Full technical details of all fabrics and materials used must be supplied.

(4) Colour – All mesh panels, pouches and attachments must be in Irish Pattern DPM (IP-DPM).

(5) All pouches to be PU coated.












12.

Fabric Physical Properties.

Full details to be submitted to include tests, test methods and standards achieved for some or all listed hereunder or any other tests considered appropriate. NOTE; test results must be submitted (English version only), copies (in English) of standards claimed must be submitted, these can be in a separate folder and will be returned if so requested, marks will be awarded for same in the evaluation of the technical submission.

(1) Fabric Weights.

(2) Yarn Denier.

(3) Thread counts.

(4) Tear strengths and tensile strengths.

(5) Rip resistance.

(6) Burning behaviour.

(7) Burning behaviour after five washes.

(8) Oil repellence.

(9) Water resistance.

(10) Water resistance after five washes without delaminating.

(11) Water resistance after mechanical ageing.

(12) Colourfastness to light.

(13) Colourfastness dry rub.

(14) Colourfastness wet rub.

(15) Colourfastness relating to 60OC soap wash.

(16) Colourfastness relating to dry cleaning.

(17) Colourfastness relating to water penetration.

(18) Washing shrinkage.

(19) Thermic shrinkage.











13.

Buckles.

Full details of buckles used to be submitted. Cost options for OD and black. Acetyl construction, National Moulding - Stealth (or similar). All 20mm buckles should be Stealth quick attach SR type or similar.












14.

Zippers.

Full details of zippers used to be submitted. YKK racquet coil double slider for main front zip and single slider on all other zips. YKK Vislon type may also be considered suppliers to support alternatives with appropriate technical information. All zips to be fitted with pull tabs, knotted 7mm flat cord, OD colour, 50 mm (doubled) in length.












15.

Sewing Thread. 100% Nylon bonded thread, 235 denier 66 yarn, 3-ply twist. Yarn strength 49.7N.










16.

Construction Method.

(1) Seam allowance for all seams is 12mm.

(2) Seams must be straight or parallel to the fabric edge.

(3) Where stitching must be joined, it must overlap by 25mm.

(4) No stitching may have looping, skips, or bad tension on either side.

(5) Stitch length is 8 per 25mm ± 1 stitch.

(6) All thread ends must be trimmed even with web or fabric.

(7) Hardware must be sewn so the name of the hardware manufacturer is face down or otherwise covered.

(8) All pattern markings and manufacturers’ markings must be removed by approved cleaning agents.

(9) All loose end webs / straps to have folded hems.

(10) All points of stress should be reinforced.

(11) Zipper Construction. Each side of the zipper tape must have two lines of stitching on tape and fabric as close to zipper coil/teeth as machine foot will allow.

No bulges in the coil/teeth are allowed. Coil/teeth of the zipper must mesh smoothly and be locked at both ends.

(12) Web Cutting. Web must be hot cut so that the ends of web will not fray.

The hot cut ends of the web must not be sharp as to cut or scratch the fabric or cause discomfort to the vest wearer.

(13) All edges must be reinforced with a suitable edge profile.

(14) Details of stitching methods (bartacks, backtacks etc) and stitching reinforcement must be supplied.











17.

Colour.

(1) All fabrics to be Irish Pattern DPM (IP-DPM).

(2) Zips to match either of the greens in the IP-DPM.

(3) Buckles to be black or match either of the greens in the IP-DPM.












18.

IRR. All fabrics must be IRR treated. IRR shall NOT exceed that of current service main pack and patrol pack - see tables below. Test results must be submitted for fabrics used (mesh, pouches and web). Test results must show % IR reflectance in the 800 to 1100nm range.













Cordura - % R in NIR Range 800 - 1100nm (Test Instrument - UV-Visible-NIR Spectrometer, Perkin -Elmer Lamda 950).













800nm

850nm

900nm

950nm

1000nm

1050nm

1100nm

L/Green

51.74

54.3

54

55.5

58

58.5

59.6

O/Green

37.85

38.54

39.44

40.64

42.75

43.3

44.78

Brown

21.5

22

22.5

22.7

23.7

24.2

24.8

Black

12.7

12.71

12.59

12.96

13.98

13.93

14.8




WEBBING - % R in NIR Range 800 - 1100nm (Test Instrument - UV-Visible-NIR Spectrometer, Perkin -Elmer Lamda 950).













800nm

850nm

900nm

950nm

1000nm

1050nm

1100nm

L/Green

36

34

35

33

30

28

27

O/Green

35

33

33

32

30

28

26

Brown

35

33

34

32

30

28

26

Black

32

30

30

29

27

25

23

19.

Washing and Care Instruction Label.

All garments to include washing and care instruction attached to inside rear panel. Where various sizes are offered a size label must also be included.












20.

Numbering System. Each vest to be indelibly marked with a sequential number as follows.

(1) General Service Vest, number commencing GS00001.

(2) Medics Vest, number commencing M0001.

(3) Heli Crew Vest, number commencing HC0001.












21.

Rank and Name Tabs.

(1) One MOLLE strip above the admin pouch position to have a green Velcro loop strip 170 x 25mm.

(2) A Velcro closing strip threaded vertically through the MOLLE strips to hold the rank slider, the slider dimensions are 100 x 55mm.














22.

HYDRATION BLADDER as per the following specification.

a. Capacity 2.1 litres.

b. Drinking tube 104cm, other options should also be included, a quick disconnect to facilitate tube removal should be included.

c. Detachable mouthpiece with cover.

d. 60mm filler cap.

e. Tube to have a non-slip insulation cover.

f. Mouth piece should seal to allow no leakage when NOT in use.

g. Mouthpiece to be backed up by an ON/OFF valve.

h. All materials should resist the growth of bacteria and fungus.

i. Reservoir must be easily cleaned, each to be supplied with cleaning kit and maintenance instructions.

j. Bladder must retain its shape.

k. Tubes to interface with the Avon FM12 gas mask, adaptor to be supplied where necessary.

l. Detailed spare parts list to be included.

NOTE:- The rear bladder pocket on the battlevest should accommodate the current service 2.1litre Camelback Omega Reservoir or 3 litre Camelback CBR Reservoir, as the situation requires.














General Service Vest – FRONT

Sketch NOT to scale, for illustration only, refer to the narrative for detail of design.






General Service Vest – REAR

Sketch NOT to scale, for illustration only, refer to the narrative for detail of design.






Medic’s Vest - FRONT

Sketch NOT to scale, for illustration only, refer to the narrative for detail of design. REAR as per GS Vest.





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