Mission Ready specializes in providing comprehensive government contracting solutions through its privileged access to a host of government contracting vehicles including its Multiple Award Schedule contracts administered by the United States General Services Administration (“GSA”).
Founded in 1987, Mission Ready’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Unifire, Inc. (“Unifire”) is a designated Small Business and an industry-leading manufacturer and distributor of over 1.5 million fire, military, emergency, and law enforcement products. With extensive knowledge and experience in providing solutions to the US Federal Government, Unifire utilizes its highly-efficient, scalable technology infrastructure to provide procurement solutions for program managers, military and federal contracting offices, base supply centers, and other governmental supply agencies.
Stop-gap Program designed around multiple Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) with distributors / OEMs.
• Individual Army and USMC Units can order up to 250k of each group of items per quarter.
• Current BPA Holders: ADS , Darley ,Unifire, Danner
• Current Agreements will last until 4/17/2021. (24 month total)
• Bi-lateral Agreement could extend Agreements up to 36 additional Months if necessary
Mission Ready Solutions Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSXV: MRS) is pleased to announce that, further to its September 18, 2020 news release announcing new contract awards valued at an estimated $127 million, with a ceiling of $435 million (the “C&T Contracts”), and its September 25, 2020 news release reporting that it had received an aggregate of approximately $96 million in purchase orders (each purchase order, a “PO”) across the C&T Contracts, the Company has received $16 million in additional PO’s bringing the total received as of the date of this announcement to approximately $112 million. All purchase orders received to date across the C&T Contracts call for delivery of the products between October 2020 and March 2021. In accordance with the terms of the C&T Contracts, the Defense Logistics Agency will remit payment to Unifire within 30 days of delivery of the products pursuant to each purchase order.
The related announcements referenced herein can be viewed at www.MRSCorp.com or via the direct links below:
September 25, 2020 – Mission Ready Announces $58.5 Million in New Purchase Orders
September 18, 2020 – Mission Ready Awarded New Contracts for an Estimated $127 Million with a Ceiling of $435 Million (FPDS Fills)
Unifire's PPE /Gown vendor receives first domestic manufactured 510(K) FDA approval
SOE Protest Appeal
Further to the Company’s October 8, 2020 news release announcing that Unifire, Inc. (“Unifire”) had filed a Notice of Appeal in response to a September 24, 2020 decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) denying Unifire’s challenge to a December 2019 decision by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency to exclude Unifire’s proposal from the competition under SPE8EJ-18-R-0001 (Special Operational Equipment (“SOE”) Tailored Logistics Support Program), the Company reports that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has entered a judgment denying Unifire’s appeal and affirming the judgment of the COFC.
Mr. Marshall said, “Though we were hopeful that we would retain the SOE contract as another channel through which we can provide solutions to the U.S. Government, the reality is that the SOE contract vehicle comprised only a small fraction – approximately 5% – of our sales during the past year. The SOE contract has not contributed meaningfully to the Company’s revenues, bottom-line or otherwise in relation to the success and unprecedented growth that we have started to realize. There is an aspect of this conclusion that comes as a relief in that we can confidently and resolutely direct all of our attention to the sizable and lucrative, higher-margin sales channels. In keeping with our mantra to ‘Protect Those Who Protect Us,’ we remain committed to equipping the war-fighter and first-responders with the best possible personal protective solutions – We are ready and willing to provide subcontracting solutions to SOE prime vendors including the provision of Unifire’s Berry-compliant, in-house manufactured protective products.”
Tremont Strategies Group LLC filed a lobbying registration on Dec. 17, 2020 to represent Unifire, effective Dec. 15, 2020. Original Filing: 301227875.xml
Issue(s) they said they’d lobby about: Manufacture and distribution of personal protective equipment for the HHS/ASPR Strategic National Stockpile; other issues related to domestic manufacturing.
Partnership/Operation of The LYFT Store
Beginning June 1, 2020, the Program – to be administered by Mission Ready – will initially be capable of accommodating a sizable percentage of current drivers (the “Initial Launch”) and scaled up expeditiously to meet anticipated driver demand (“Full-scale Rollout”). The Goods will be competitively priced at PartnerCo’s negotiated pricing with no additional PartnerCo markup. The Goods will be shipped directly to the drivers through Mission Ready’s distribution network. To start, a set selection of products will be available, including face masks (disposable and reusable) and disinfectants (sprays, packets and hand gels) – with additional products to be added based on driver demand and supplier availability. Mission Ready has confirmed its pricing and access to the Goods in quantities well exceeding the outside requirements for both the Initial Launch and Full-scale Rollout.
Lyft to provide 60M free or discounted rides for COVID vax.
States begin to mandate Lyft supply PPE for drivers.
PTF Manufacturing is headquartered in Jacksboro, Tennessee, and serves as the Company’s manufacturing headquarters to develop and grow its product lines for introduction to the marketplace. Offering a full range of products dedicated to the tactical and defense industry, PTFM’s portfolio of products include tactical outerwear, canine armor, bomb suits/blankets, riot control protection, carriers, textiles with integrated electronics and ballistic panels. Prospective Clients/Markets include the Department of Defense, State Department, General Services Administration, Department of Homeland Security, law enforcement agencies, fire & rescue, tactical distributors/dealers, private security, and GSA support companies.
PTF Innovations pioneers new and advanced technologies to meet the needs of the global defense, security and personal protection markets. PTF Innovations’ team of subject matter experts create leading, tech-centric solutions within the protective services sphere, and utilize their patented technologies – including Flex9Armor, AMBER, and No-Contact – to redefine the standards of tactical protection and performance. (investor deck 2018) (FY15 Summary Report to President/Congress - Flex9 <search PTF>)
Through collaboration with various partners, including Natick Soldier RD&E Center employees, PTF introduced a prototype, later demonstrated in an Army human factors evaluation. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive with 100% of the Soldiers testing the prototypes expressing their desire for the integrated body armor garment (Garment) to become their issued protective system. Given the enthusiasm for the Garment, Mission Ready Services, Inc., the parent 66 company of PTF, desired to seek patent protection. As a result of the collaborative development effort between PTF and NSRDEC employees, Robert DiLalla, an NSRDEC Team Leader in the Warfighter Directorate, was named an inventor on the patent applications claiming the Garment
ChemBio Suit Design (2017)
Phase I/Phase II: Photovoltaic (PV) Energy Harvesting Textiles for Homeland Security Ensembles
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $199,260 to Boston-based Protect the Force, Inc. for the development of photovoltaic (PV) energy harvesting fabrics. PV materials produce electricity through exposure to light. Energy harvesting fabrics produce and store electricity within a fabric weave to power portable devices.
Protect the Force received its award for its project titled “Photovoltaic (PV) Energy Harvesting Textiles for Homeland Security Ensembles” under S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) Other Transaction Solicitation Energy Harvesting Fabrics – HSHQDC-17-R-00050. This is the first award under this solicitation.
Protect the Force will develop PV fiber that can be woven into a “power fabric” and integrated with first responder garments to provide a reliable, portable power source. The power fabric can be used to make first responder gear or placed as panels on protective clothing.
“Protect the Force’s proposed technology could change how first responders are able to perform during emergencies,” said Melissa Oh, SVIP Managing Director. “A wearable, portable power source could support safety equipment and communication tools; it has the potential to improve the work of first responders across the nation.”
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