Firing Range - Tampa, FL
Solicitation Number: HSTS07-11-R-00071
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Transportation Security Administration
Location: Contracts and Procurement . . .
This combined solicitation/synopsis is for the purchase of range services on an established/existing range in accordance with the following requirements.
Services anticipated July 2011.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a requirement for a firearms range to conduct mandatory quarterly qualifications and other firearms training. The range shall be within a 25 mile radius of Tampa International Airport.
The proposed range must meet the following standards to qualify for consideration:
DHS personnel will use the range an estimated 1600 hours per one year term. DHS requires exclusive use of the range in 2 or 4 hour blocks per each training session. The range will be closed to the public during the hours that DHS uses the range. DHS will provide all ammunition, targets, and firearms instructors. DHS firearms instructors will act as safety officers and call all courses of fire on the range without oversight from range staff. Additionally, a mat room is required for usage approximately 400 hours per one year term to train for defensive measures. The mat shall be approximately 400 square feet of matted area, have ventilation, air conditioning, classroom, locker room facility in close proximity.
The range shall be indoors. The range must possess air conditioning, heating, and an approved ventilation system that conforms to existing OSHA regulations. The range must possess a minimum of 12 firing points and must be able to accommodate a qualification course distance minimum of 1.5 yards and maximum of 25 yards. The range must possess and maintain all target retention devices. The range will have a designated firearms cleaning area. The range operator will be responsible for all lead recovery at the range, and removal of all waste materials from the range and the weapons cleaning area. Spent brass casings will be cleaned up at the end of each day by range personnel. The range shall be equipped with men's and women's restroom facilities with running water for DHS use. The range shall provide adequate parking to accommodate at least 15 vehicles.
The range must be able to accommodate .380, 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG caliber duty and training (frangible) ammunition. The range rules must allow movement between firing points and will not restrict movement-oriented firearms training by students (e.g. standing to kneeling transitions, stepping behind cover). The range rules will allow students to draw and fire from the holster. The range rules will not disallow a student from moving in front of the firing points with an instructor present, including conducting lateral movements between target points. Range rules will not disallow students from performing multiple and rapid-fire drills.