The U.S. Department of Defense has recently awarded a notable contract related to the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) equipment or life science research of interest for potential applications in biodefense:
Booz Allen Hamilton was awarded a $35,954,551 contract with a potential to earn an award fee of up to $1,845,420 during the performance period for advisory and assistant services in support of the various projects under the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program and the Proliferation Prevention Program.
The mission of the CTR program supports national security strategy by pursuing objectives to prevent the proliferation of WMD and related materials, technologies and expertise from former Soviet Union states.
Originally sponsored by Sen. Richard Lugar and former Sen. Sam Nunn, the CTR program also reduced nuclear proliferation threats by helping former Soviet republics meet arms control treaty requirements like START – the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
While the initial focus of the CTR program was on the most pressing nuclear proliferation threats, program funding also was directed toward improving the physical protection, safety and security of facilities that housed dangerous bio-agents under the cooperative Biological Threat Reduction program.
Work under the contract will be performed at contractor facilities in Lorton, Virginia; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and at various locations around the world.
The anticipated completion date is May 26, 2017 (base period); this contract includes four 12-month options that would end on May 26, 2021, if all options are exercised. This contract was a competitive acquisition and one offer was received. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, CTR Contracting Office, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HDTRA1-16-C-0012).