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MRE ~ New Humanitarian Daily Ration Contract

Library image: An Iraqi soldier throws a salmon pink HDR bag to a colleague - the small reddish marker atop the open carton is a shelf-life indicator which changes opacity as it nears the end of the safe use period [Shane S. Keller: USMC]

SOPAKCO Inc. Ameriqual Packaging, and The Wornick Co., have each been awarded a contract for the MRE individual pork-free/humanitarian daily ration.


US DoD Contract Notice, Washington, 02 November 2021: SOPAKCO Inc., Mullins, South Carolina (SPE3S1-22-D-Z146, $101,574,000); Ameriqual Packaging, Evansville, Indiana (SPE3S1-22-D-Z145, $100,507,000); and The Wornick Co., Cincinnati, Ohio (SPE3S1-22-D-Z147, $75,630,500), have each been awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract under SPE3S1-21-R0002 for the Meal, Ready-to-Eat, individual pork-free/humanitarian daily ration.

These were sole-source acquisitions using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(3), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-3. These are five-year contracts with no option periods. Locations of performance are South Carolina, Indiana and Ohio, with a Nov. 1, 2026, ordering period end date.

Using customers are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2022 through 2027 defence working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sailors from USS Carter Hall prepare to distribute humanitarian aid rations to locals in Concrave, Haiti – their ship was on station with the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake
[US Navy: Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley]


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