SSA Seeking 174K Bullets, Contract Set-Aside for Disabled Vet-Owned Firms

The Social Security Administration wants to buy 174,000 bullets, Business Insider reports.

Robert Johnson reports a reader directed the website to a FedBizOpps notice, describing the agency’s request for the .357 hollow point bullets.

The SAA is reserving competition for the contract to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, the said in a synopsis.

According to Johnson, the agency’s Greensboro, N.C. office will receive 1,000 rounds while its Los Angeles and Iselin, N.J. offices will receive up to 10 times as much as that.

The largest allocation will go to SSA’s Manchester, N.H. facility to the tune of 15,000 rounds, according to a list of locations posted on FedBizOpps.

Hollow point bullets expand upon hitting a target and are designed to disrupt more tissue as it travels through that target.

ATK (NYSE: ATK) is providing 450 million of the bullets to the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement under a potential five-year contract.

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