There is a size restriction on electronic submission of proposals submitted to addresses at Picatinny Arsenal via e-mail; the maximum file size that can be accommodated in the e-mail system is 15 MB.
All material must be submitted in Microsoft Office format: the proposal must be in Word format (Windows Platform); pricing/cost information must be in Excel format with all formulas intact (Windows Platform). Please identify the format in your transmittal.
Large files need to be compressed using the utility called WinZip (). Due to the large number of infected messages with ZIP attachments, all ZIP attachments will be blocked by ARDEC mail server. You need to rename the file extension for all your submissions so the files will get through our mail server. You also need to provide instructions on how to convert your modified file extensions back to their original format in the same message.
In addition, ARDEC's Internet E-mail Attachment Policy restricts distribution of the following types of e-mail attachments: *.ADE, *.ADP, *.BAT, *.B64, *.BAS, *.BHX, *.CEO, *.CE0, *.CHM, *.CMD, *.COM, *.CPL, *.CRT, *.DBX, *.DLL, *.DOT, *.EML, *.EXE, *.HQX, *.HTA, *.INF, *.INS, *.ISP, *.JS, *.JSE, *.LNK, *.MDE, *.MIM, *.MSC, *.MSI, *.MSP, *.NCH, *.OCX, *.PCD, *.PI, *.PIF, *.REG, *.SCR, *.SCT, *.SHB, *.SHS, *.UU, *.UUE, *.VB, *.VBE, *.VBS, *.WSC, *.WSF, *.WSH, *.XXE, *.ZIP
If you need to send us attachments with the above mentioned file types, you will need to rename the file extension for all your submissions, so that these files will get through our mail server. You will also need to provide detailed instructions on how to convert your modified file extensions back to their original format.
In addition, it is required that electronic submissions are scanned with the most up-to-date virus definition, with antivirus software of your choice. ARDEC mail server will block all messages that are infected with a virus.
Any proposal that is submitted via U.S. Mail or commercial courier must be digitized on a Compact Disc (CD) or, Digital Versatile Disc/ Digital Video Disc (DVD), and labeled with the file names and format(s) (Word, Excel, etc). It is not necessary to zip material submitted via non-electronic channel.