The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) of Rockville, Maryland has been awarded a bridge contract by the U.S. Navy. The contract provides interim support for vital infectious disease research at Naval Medical Research Center- Frederick (NMRC-F).
The bridge contract is valued at $554,018.00. HJF is the award holder under the legacy task order W911QY-11-D-0053-0006. This requirement supports biological research for the rapid detection of infectious diseases of global importance (to include Ebola) during a stop work order resulting from a post award protest.
The period of performance is March 3, 2015 to Sept. 3, 2015 if all options are exercised. The stop work order on contract N62645-15-C-4001 ends on 31 May 2015. If additional time for corrective action is required, the stop work order may be extended.
Contract N62645-15-C-4001 was awarded through full and open competition to The Geneva Foundation on Nov. 4, 2014 for Research Support Services in support of NMRC-F. HJF is the incumbent award holder on the legacy task order and submitted a proposal under the solicitation that resulted in the award of N62645-15-C-4001. HJF submitted a post award protest to the GAO on 17 November 2014. A stop work order was issued to The Geneva Foundation on 19 November 2014.
In order to prevent a break in vital services, bridge contract N62645-15-C-4004 was awarded to HJF on an urgent and compelling basis.
The contract services support on-going biological research for the rapid detection of infectious diseases including staff positioned overseas in disease hot spots; support for Cooperative Biological Engagement Program projects; field training for international mobile response units; and provision of expert guidance to integrated project teams for matters of laboratory, surveillance and response training, operations and procedures.