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The Polish police will purchase another batch of H&K HK416 rifles

The Polish National Police Headquarters has published information about the initiation of a tender procedure for the supply of another batch of 5.56-mm Heckler & Koch HK416 assault rifles.

On Wednesday, July 3, 2024, the National Police Headquarters (KGP) published information about the initiation of an accelerated restricted tender procedure for the supply of another batch of 5.56-mm Heckler & Koch HK416 assault rifles.

Photo: Jakub Link-Lenczowski, MILMAG

The subject of the procedure is the delivery of 335 HK416 rifles as part of the basic order and up to 100 additional rifles as part of the option right. The deadline for submitting applications to participate in the procedure is July 15, 2024, at 10:00 AM. The selection criteria for the offer will be the gross offer price (60%), the delivery time (10%), and compatibility (30%).

Justification for the accelerated procedure: “It is reasonable to apply the accelerated restricted procedure, based on Article 411, paragraphs 7 and 16 of the Public Procurement Law (PZP) – there is an urgent need to award the contract. The 5.56 mm caliber assault rifles are the basic individual weapon used by counter-terrorism police officers in their daily duties. These assault rifles are custom-made products and, unfortunately, are not generally available, and the manufacturing process is lengthy. The urgency of acquiring these weapons – essential tools that protect officers from harm and life-threatening situations – requires that the deadline for applications to participate in the procedure be shortened to 10 days.

On September 19, 2019, the National Police Headquarters ordered 546 C.G. Haenel MK556 rifles because the tender required H&K HK416A5 rifles with an 11-inch/279 mm barrel for 5.56 mm x 45 NATO ammunition (in accordance with Technical Specification No. 27/U/BLP/KGP/2015) or equivalent. The supplier was UMO from Zielonka.

In Poland, HK416 rifles are used by officers of the Central Counterterrorism Police Unit BOA, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBŚP), the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA), and the Border Guard, as well as by soldiers of the GROM Military Unit, the Commando Military Unit, the AGAT Military Unit, and the NIL Military Unit.


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