The U.S. Department of Defense is conducting a market survey to identify contractors that can provide technical evaluations and assessments for utility and efficacy of chemical and biological hazard mitigation and protection equipment and technologies.
The effort is sponsored by the Product Manager for the Decontamination Family of Systems (DFoS) under the Joint Project Manager for Protection (JPM P), part of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense.
Specifically, the DFoS Product Manager is seeking information from contractors that have experience performing the following tasks:
- Planning and executing decontamination efficacy studies within various environmental conditions using multiple decontaminant application methods
- Planning and executing swatch permeation testing using the Aerosol Vapor Liquid Assessment Group (AVLAG), Low Volatility Agent Permeation (LVAP), and Chemical Biological Agent Resistance Test (CBART) test methods
- Planning and executing Man in Simulant Testing (MIST) for an entire protective ensemble
- Designing, installing and validating test apparatuses
- Evaluating decontaminant reaction kinetics and chemical byproducts
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) Contamination Survivability evaluations
- Assessing decontaminant compatibility with various materials
- Evaluating contamination survivability characteristics of materials and equipment
- Performing chemical agent efficacy testing on contamination mitigation coatings
The Government is specifically interested in contractors that can perform testing at Technology Readiness Level TRL 5-9, which requires testing with surety chemical agents.
Further details are available via Solicitation Number: W911QY-15-JPMP-TACBAD. Responses are due on March 12, 2015.