Battelle was recently selected as a qualifying contractor to bid for chemical and biological defense work for the next five years under the $900 million Joint Enterprise Contracted Logistics and Services Support (JE-CLaSS) Multi-Award Task Order Contract.
As such, Battelle will be able to provide technical and logistical services to the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD). Opportunities will be in support of the seven Joint Project Managers within JPEO-CBD who lead, manage and direct the acquisition and fielding of chemical and biological detection and reconnaissance systems; individual and collective systems; decontamination systems; information systems; medical devices, drugs and vaccines; installation and force protection systems and demilitarization programs.
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The U.S. Army keeps a unique inventory of chemical and biological detection, and personal protection, equipment at sites throughout the United States and in at least 10 countries around the world. Battelle has held a Contractor Logistics Support contract with JPEO-CBD for the past nine years, requiring its team of experts to ensure the equipment is readily available and operating correctly. The period of performance for that contract expires in June 2016.
Continuing requirements for this work will now be competitively acquired through the JE-CLaSS contract, an enterprise-wide Multiple Award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity acquisition designed as a streamlined, quick response contractual vehicle. It is expected to be one of the first task order requests released for bid in the coming months. Battelle has teamed with nine companies to vie for work under JE-CLaSS.
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“We’re very proud of the logistics support we’ve provided to JPEO for the past 9 years, and pleased that we will have the opportunity to continue this important work with the strong team we’ve assembled,” said Matt Shaw, General Manager for Battelle’s CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives) Defense business. “We’ll stick to our mission of providing innovative, responsive and cost-effective logistic support services to our clients.”
Battelle is an official sponsor of Global Biodefense.