The U.S. Army Contracting Command, on behalf of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), Joint Project Manager – Protection, intends to award a sole source contract to Steris Corporation for specialized engineering and technical services to support the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Decontamination System.
The prototype decontaminant delivery system will be utilized for a 2013 Form-Fit-Function Evaluation in St. Louis, MO. This system will also support a 2014 System Integration Evaluation and the 2016 JSF Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E) at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
Under the four year contract the government will procure services to: plan and prepare for the evaluations; conduct engineering analysis and possible design modifications of the delivery system interfaces with the decon system shelter/liner and/or aircraft; delivery system set up and tear-down; on-site troubleshooting and repair or modification before, during, and after evaluations; post-evaluation inspection, and routine system maintenance of the stored system between evaluation events through the conclusion of the LFT&E.
“The existing government-owned decontaminant delivery system is unique in that it is capable of providing four different decontaminant technologies. Steris designed and manufactured this system for the government and it has several unique features, such as the patented non-condensing VHP process and the customized F-35 interfaces that are critical to the function of the overall system,” states the announcement.