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Air Purifying Respirators for Marine Corps

The Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) is conducting market research to identify protection equipment tested and compliant to Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.

This market research aims to identify Level A, Class 2, Class 3 ensembles to include suits, boots, gloves, and respiratory equipment.

Although this is a general data call, MCSC anticipates procuring 550 Powered Air Purifying Respirators by 4th quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Respondents are encouraged to furnish MCSC with information on their commercial products and how they might address the MCSC requirement.

Respiratory Equipment must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • NIOSH Regulation 42 CFR Part 84 Approval of Respiratory Protective Devices
  • OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.134 Respiratory Protection
  • NFPA 1981 – Standard on Open-Circuit Self-contained Breathing Apparatus for Emergency Services, 2013 editions [Next edition 2018]
  • NFPA 1982 – Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS), 2013 edition
  • [Next edition 2018]
  • NFPA 1989 – Standard on Breathing Air Quality for Fire and Emergency Services Respiratory Protection, 2013 edition [Next edition 2018]
  • NFPA 1852 – Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Selfcontained
  • Breathing Apparatus, 2013 edition [Next edition 2018]

Personal Protective Equipment systems must the following minimum requirements:

  • OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.132 Personal Protective Equipment
  • NFPA 1991 – Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials emergencies, 2005 edition [Next edition 2016]
  • NFPA 1992 – Standard on Liquid Splash Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies, 2012 edition [Next edition 2017]
  • NFPA 1994 – Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents, 2012 edition [Next edition 2017]
  • NFPA 1951 – Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Operations, 2013 edition [Next edition 2018]
  • NFPA 1855 – Standard for Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents, 2013 edition [Next edition 2018]

For systems whose NFPA standard will change within the next 18 months, suppliers are asked to identify any new systems that will be sent up for approval under the new standard.

Further details are available via Solicitation Number: M67854-15-I-1025. The response deadline is Feb 24, 2015.

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