The U.S. military has issued a new request for sources sought, rough order of magnitude costs, and request for manufacturing capabilities information (RFI) for the Contamination Indicator Decontamination Assurance System (CIDAS) Large Scale Applicator (LSA) subsystem.
The CIDAS will be used by personnel in Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) Level 4 to assist in immediate, operational, or thorough decontamination of military equipment to reduce the hazard to personnel and equipment and to assist in restoration of operational mission capability.
The CIDAS LSA and color-metric indicator solutions provide an applicator and indicator technology for visually indicating the presence of chemical warfare agents on tactical vehicles, aircraft, shipboard surfaces, crew-served weapons, and individual weapons that may have been exposed to chemical contamination in hostile and non-hostile environments.
The LSA design currently under consideration for use in the CIDAS will hold two separate solutions: an enzyme-based liquid material and a liquid substrate material. The two solutions must remain separated and isolated from each other prior to mixture and release in a 50/50 ratio as the mixed product sprays from the apparatus nozzle.
The spraying apparatus must be capable of spraying a two-part liquid indicator material with characteristics similar to water. The LSA is required to weigh less than 42 pounds, fully loaded with a total of two gallons of solution.
The Joint Project Manager – Protection (JPM-P) of the Joint Program Executive Office – Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), through the Research Development Engineering Command, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Industrial Base Office (RDECOM-ECBC-IB), is seeking manufacturing sources which are capable of manufacturing spraying applicators for the LSA system.
Interested parties are requested to supply capability statements prior to November 7, 2014.
Further details are available under Solicitation Number: W911QY-15-R-0005.