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The National Combat Rations Program (NCRP) is mandated to provide combat rations to support training and operations both domestic and overseas. The goal of the Combat Rations Assembly contract is to provide Individual Meal Packs (IMPs) and Light Meal Combat (LMC) packs to meet the NCRP’s mandate.


The Combat Rations Assembly Contractor will provide approximately one million IMPs annually and 75,000 LMCs bi-annually. The IMP and LMC consist of various food and non-food items packaged in an overwrap bag. The IMP and LMC components are procured by DND from various suppliers who then ship the components to the Assembler contractor. The Assembler contractor will also be responsible for procuring commercial components for use in the IMPs and LMCs. They will then insert all the individual components inside the IMP and LMC overwraps and package them for shipping. The intent is to award a contract with 5 year duration.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2017
    • Contract Award
  • 2022
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Material J4/Director of Food Services
Phone: 819-997-3894

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