Yep, noticed that too. There’s a lot of information left out or unclear in this month old article.
For example, how come no one has found any new pertinent information on this contract? No updates? Now that’s suspicious.
Note the contract is only for 200K, not 200 million or some other massive amount. But it is a nice little contract to help “spread the wealth around.”
The price that the agency paid for the rounds is suspect too, according to Smith.
The contract for 200,000 rounds was $45,758, which boils down to about $0.21 per round. And to be quiet (sic) honest, that (is) a really good price. As in, unheard of good price.
When I investigated the contracts they were for a small quantity with an OPTION for a larger purchase. My view was that this was a way to reduce availability at their discretion.
Is it possible that the contract was bid low for the initial purchase but at a higher price for optional purchases.