The U.S. Army has released a draft solicitation for the Joint Service Equipment Wipe (JSEW), a decontamination product for military equipment which has been exposed to chemical agents or other contamination.
The JSEW must be capable of producing a quantifiable reduction in gross chemical contamination while maintaining the functionality of both sensitive and non-sensitive equipment. This capability will significantly enhance how the military executes immediate, operational and clearance decontamination for chemical agents.
The JSEW effort addresses known issues with current decontaminants, which are corrosive and damaging to optics and electronics, by allowing the Warfighter to effectively maintain operational effectiveness of contaminated sensitive and non-sensitive equipment.
The Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) is used to gather comments and suggestions from potential offerors prior to the release of a final solicitation. Potential vendors are requested to give their feedback to the DRFP no later than February 14, 2014. Details are available under Solicitation Number: W911QY14R0002.
The effort is being managed by the Product Manager for the Decontamination Family of Systems (DFoS) under the Joint Project Manager for Protection (JPM P), as part of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD).
Source: Adapted from FBO.gov