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Notable Contracts: BioFire Diagnostics, ICx Technologies, Wel-Fab

The Department of Defense recently announced several notable contract awards related to the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense or life science research of interest for potential applications in biodefense: 

BioFire Diagnostics Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, (W911QY-13-C-0080); Focus Diagnostics Inc., Cypress, Calif., (W911QY-13-D-0081); and IQuum Inc., Marlborough, Mass., (W911QY-13-D-0082); were awarded a $23,112,576 cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award task order contract between three contractors. The award will provide for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared diagnostic platform and related development of FDA cleared Biological Warfare Agent in vitro diagnostic assays. Work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 1, 2023. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity. 

ICx Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., was awarded an $8,304,741 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure various services in support of the Joint Program Manager — Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Contamination Avoidance. Work will be performed in Elkridge and Aberdeen, Md.; Norfolk, Va.; and Lewisburg, Pa.; with an estimated completion date of March 1, 2014. Five bids were solicited, with five bids received. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W911SR-08-C-0075). 

Wel-Fab Inc., Lumberton, N.J., was awarded contract (SPM8ED-13-D-0001). The award is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, sole-source contract with a maximum $17,906,109 for procurement of decontamination systems and related parts to provide immediate decontamination processing for the warfighters. Location of performance is N.J., with a Feb. 7, 2015 performance completion date. Using services are Army and Air Force. There was one solicitation with one response. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 Defense Working Capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. 

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., was awarded a $27,334,957 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the services in support of Traumatic Brain Injury Programs at the Defense and Veteran Brain Injury Clinic.  Work will be performed in Silver Spring, Md.; Bethesda, Md.; Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Fort Belvoir, Va.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Carson, Colo.; Fort Hood, Texas; San Diego, Calif.; Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Jamaica Plain, Mass.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Palo Alto, Calif.; with an estimated completion date of Sept. 16, 2017.  The bid was solicited through the Internet, with eight bids received.  The Army Medical Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (W91YTZ-13-C-0015). 

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