The U.S. federal government has recently awarded several notable contracts related to the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) countermeasures or life science research of interest for potential applications in biodefense:
Smiths Detection, Edgewood, Maryland, was awarded a $23,275,693 modification (P00049) to contract W911SR-07-C-0080 to purchase 5,001 M4A1 joint chemical agent detectors; 1,879 communication adapters; and 2,501 Stryker communication adapters.
Fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2015 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $23,275,693 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2017.
Work will be performed in Edgewood, Maryland. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.