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RFI – Center for Domestic Preparedness COBRATF

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is soliciting feedback from industry regarding a Training Operations and Maintenance Support (TOMS) contract for the CDP Chemical, Ordinance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF), in Anniston, Alabama.

The CDP is a national training center under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that prepares state and local emergency response personnel to respond to all hazards, including terrorist attacks using weapons of mass destruction, by providing advanced, hands on training.

Training courses provided by the COBRATF provide specific knowledge and expertise for deterrence, prevention and response to CBRNE incidents; mass casualty incidents; and incidents involving hazardous materials by providing advanced, hands-on and classroom-based state of the art training.

Required service areas under the TOMS contract include:

  • Chemical and biological agent training support
  • Air monitoring operations
  • Laboratory support operations
  • Protective clothing and equipment laundry operations
  • Safety control panel operations
  • Facilities/building operations and maintenance
  • Waste water and water treatment
  • Water storage systems, sewer system
  • Compressed gases
  • Incinerator and autoclave systems
  • Contaminated trash removal
  • Site specific training
  • Quality control and safety operations

The contractor is also required to provide operation and maintenance functions in a chemical agent (GB and VX) and biological agent (ricin toxin and Bacillus anthracis delta Sterne) environment.

The COBRATF is the only civilian facility in the United States of its kind. Its modern design and engineering, air filtration systems, and state-of-the-art technology provides safe, realistic agent training.

Industry comments are sought addressing technical questions and comments, contract pricing considerations, contract type, and potential award fee incentives on the draft Performance Work Statement available under Solicitation Number: HSFE20-14-JS-0001.

The response deadline is July 25, 2014.

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