The U.S. federal government has recently awarded several notable contracts related to the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) equipment or life science research of interest for potential applications in biodefense:
Chemring Detection Systems Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, was awarded a $14,934,533 cost-plus-incentive-fee incrementally funded contract with options for the Joint Biological Tactical Detection System (JBTDS) program.
JBTDS will be employed as a modular set of capabilities (detector, collector, and identifier) that function independently or as a set of components that provide biological aerosol detection, collection, identification and reporting.
Work will be performed in Charlotte, North Carolina, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 9, 2020. A total of 6 bids were received for this contract.
Fiscal 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,456,639 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (W911QY-15-C-0035).