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:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, was awarded a $10,081,145 modification (P00023) to contract W911SR-15-C-0004 for continued CBRN logistics support services.
The contract is in support of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), the Joint Services single focal point for research, development, acquisition, fielding and life-cycle support of chemical and biological defense equipment and medical countermeasures.
The purpose of the award is to provide a strategic tool for JPEO-CBD to deliver sustainment support for the identified high complexity, low density systems that fall under its life-cycle management responsibility.
Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $2,565,089 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Work will be performed in Columbus, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016.