This is a discussion on Todays Military...do you want this for your kid? within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Rotorblade I guess I've always assumed that our kids had the best equipment money could buy when they deployed...this was quite an ...
I'd rather work for Blackwater or a SpecOps team. At least they get to pick their own gear.
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About those M1's, who is to say we won't need them in the future? The military makes the same mistake after each conflict. They always mold the military into something that is ready for the last war instead of maintaining the capacity to take on anything.
Oh, and we also chose our own gear in a lot of instances. Even if we didn't get some flexibility I'd rather have the backup, support, and firepower of the US Army behind me than the ability to pick my favorite "tacticool" nylon.
There are many ways of purchasing equipment in the military and government and they are set forth in regulations and law. I amnot a contracting officer but familiar with purchassing (SOCOM). This is a VERY GENERAL statement so take it as such.
Contracts go to the lowest bidder after several contractors have been selected to bid for the contract. If it is an open bid i.e anybody on the list of apporved contractors can submit a bid and they must demonstrate they can provide the product or service under the specifications given. That means they can make xyz cheaper than abc and still maintain quality. Think of it as you going to Walmart and spending money on the generic tylonel vs name brand. They both do the same thing. One is cheaper.
Othe contracts are closed for differetn reasons. Security clearance issues or other reasons. Aircraft are not necessarily given to the "lowest bidder".
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