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EOTech M553 HOLOgraphic Weapon Sights  [ SU-231/PEQ ]
MERX  NPP Notice

Update: A second NPP for 265 SU-231/PEQs (with option on 100 more) has been issued. The text of this second NPP notice is reproduced below the first notice.]

This Notice of  Proposed Procurement is for 100 x rifle sights similar to a type already  in service. For several years, the Canadian Forces have been using  EOTech 550 series holographic sights as Close Quarters Battle backups to the standard  issue C79 magnifying sights. The current order is for the specific model of  EOTech sight approved for US Special Operations Command – hence the use of  the US  SU-231/PEQ designation. [1] The sights are for use on C7A2 rifles and C8 carbines.

EOTech's HOLOgraphic Weapon Sight (or HWS) uses laser technology to mark a target with a reticle pattern. In a sense, the HWS is a 'heads-up display' for rifles – essentially similar technology being use to display targeting information to fighter pilots in aircraft cockpits.  In both cases,  the image is projected onto a viewscreen of  hardened glass. This avoids the depth perception problems of magnifying lens.

A key advantage for weapons sights  is  inherent in the nature of  holographs. If any portion of the screen is obsured – or even badly damaged – the image is projected onto any  clear section  of  the viewscreen.  Screen  brightness can  be adjusted quickly to handle varying light conditions (such as entering a dark building ) and,  in night vision mode, the HWS  can be used  in tandem with the CF's helmet-mounted NVG night vision goggles.

The NPP specifies EOTech's "part #553.A65/1, tan colour" – ie, the HWS 553.A65 TAN or the Model 553 in desert tan (until now, CF EOTech sights have all been in police-style black finish). To suit US Socom, the SU-231/PEQ  has a sealed optical cavity for submersion to 20m although this is irrelevant to the CF Afghan mission.
[1] In any case, there's been a general trend towards adopting official  US military designations for newly-acquired CF equipment  (eg: M777 lightweight howitzers). ________________________________________

Notice of  Proposed Procurement  (NPP)  –
HOLOGRAPHIC WEAPON SIGHTS
 [ EOTech ]
________________________________________

Reference Number                PW-$$QD-003-16704
Solicitation Number              W6399-08AC85/A
Organization Name               Public Works and Government Services Canada
                                                 Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada
Source ID                               FD.DP.QC.10077.C2
Associated Components     Yes

Dates

Published     2008-02-20
Revised         —
Closing         2008-03-03  02:00 PM  Eastern Standard Time  EST

Details

Category     Armament
GSINS          N1240: OPTICAL SIGHTING AND RANGING EQUIPMENT
Region of Delivery            Ontario
Region of Opportunity     —
Agreement Type                NONE
Tender Type                       Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Estimated Value                  —
Solicitation Method           —

Notice Description

HOLOGRAPHIC WEAPON SIGHTS

Trade Agreement:  NONE
Tendering Procedures:  All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Attachment:  None
Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Lowest/Lower Bid
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement:  No
Nature of Requirements: HOLOGRAPHIC WEAPON SIGHTS  W6399-08AC85/A
Spivack, Jessica
Telephone No. - (819) 956-1075 ( )
Fax No. - (819) 956-0636

The Department of National Defence (DND) has a no-substitute requirement for the procurement of the following equipment for delivery Richmond, Ontario, no later than March 15, 2008.

Line1: 100  L3 EOTech's  HOLOGRAPHIC  WEAPON  SIGHTS ,  MODEL  SU-231/ PEQ, part #553.A65/1, tan colour.

Line2, Option for Additional Units

NO SUBSTITUTION

Bidders must provide products that are of the same description, brand name, model and/or part number as detailed in the item description of the bid solicitation. Bidders are advised that substitute products will not be considered.

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Spivack, Jessica
11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier
Place du Portage, Phase III, 8C2
Gatineau
Québec
K1A 0S5
(819) 956-1075 ( )

[Contact]

Contracting Authority

Name                    Jessica Spivack
Address               11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier, Place du Portage, Phase III, 8C2
City                       Gatineau
State / Province   Québec
Country                Canada
Postal Code         K1A 0S5
Phone                   (819) 956-1075 ( )
Fax                        (819) 956-0636
________________________________________

Notice of  Proposed Procurement  (NPP)  –
HOLOGRAPHIC SIGHT MODEL SU-231/PEQ

________________________________________

Reference Number                PW-$$QD-010-17107
Solicitation Number              W6399-09AA37/A
Organization Name               Public Works and Government Services Canada
                                                 Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada
Source ID                               FD.DP.QC.10077.C2
Associated Components     Yes

Dates

Published     2008-05-27
Revised         —
Closing         2008-06-11  02:00 PM  Eastern Daylight Saving Time  EDT

Details

Category     Armament
GSINS          N1240: OPTICAL SIGHTING AND RANGING EQUIPMENT
Region of Delivery            Ontario
Region of Opportunity     —
Agreement Type                Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tender Type                       Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Estimated Value                  —
Solicitation Method           —

Notice Description

HOLOGRAPHIC SIGHT MODEL SU-231/PEQ

Trade Agreement:  Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures:  All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Attachment:  None
Competitive Procurement Strategy:  Lowest/Lower Bid
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement:  No
Nature of Requirements: HOLOGRAPHIC SIGHT MODEL SU-231/PEQ

The Department of National Defence (DND) has a no-substitute requirement for the procurement of  the following equipment  for delivery to  Petawawa, Ontario, on or before August, 31 2008.

Line 1: HOLOGRAPHIC WEAPON SIGHTS
qty: 265
manufacturer: L3 EOTech Communications
model #: SU-231/PEQ
part #: 553.A65/1
colour: tan

Line2: Option for 100 Additional Units

NO SUBSTITUTION

Bidders must provide products that are of the same description, brand name, model and/or part number as detailed in the item description of the bid solicitation. Bidders are advised that substitute products will not be considered.

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Staples, Julie
11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier
Place du Portage, Phase III, 8C2
Gatineau  Québec  K1A 0S5
(819) 956-1317 ( )

[Contact]

Contracting Authority

Name                    Julie Staples
Address               11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier, Place du Portage, Phase III, 8C2
City                       Gatineau
State / Province   Québec
Country                Canada
Postal Code         K1A 0S5
Phone                   (819) 956-1317 ( )
Fax                        ((819) 956-0636


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