The U.S. Army yesterday released a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives (CBRNE) and Force Protection Defense Systems Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) services.
The CBRNE CLS contract is for the operation, maintenance and supply of highly complex systems for detection, mounted and dismounted reconnaissance, individual and collective protection, decontamination, and force protection against CBRNE threats for the military services and other government organizations operating in the U.S. and abroad. These locations include but are not limited to Europe, Korea, Afghanistan, Kuwait and other Southwest Asia locations.
Systems covered under the support contract include the Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS), Biological Identification Detection System (BIDS), Joint Biological Standoff Detection System (JBSDS), Joint Portal Shield (JPS), Joint Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance System 2 (JNBCRS2), and Advanced Threat – Dismounted Reconnaissance System (AT-DRS), and the Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance System (NBCRS) Fox M93 Series.
The effort is managed by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), Joint Project Manager for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPM NBC CA).
The draft RFP documents contain sensitive information which restricts distribution to authorized Department of Defense contractors. Further details are available via login under Solicitation Number: W911SR-12-R-0008.
Image: The Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS) consists of a shelter mounted on a HMMWV and equipped with a biological detection suite. BIDS can be dismounted to function independently of its vehicle.