CNT Awarded Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch Support Contract

Notable Biodefense ContractsCherokee Nation Technologies LLC, a native tribe, doing business as CNT, Catoosa, Oklahoma, is being awarded a $55,067,430 firm-fixed-price order, HT0011-18-F-0022.

This order provides services to assist the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Healthcare Operations Directorate Public Health Division Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch in its mission to conduct comprehensive health surveillance efforts.

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) is the central epidemiologic resource for the U.S. Armed Forces, conducting medical surveillance to protect servicemembers allies who are critical to national security interests.

The scope of this award is to maintain established infrastructure and capabilities; respond to inquiries from the DoD medical and health authorities; assist in analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating information regarding the status, trends, and determinants of the health and fitness of Armed Forces and other DoD approved target populations; and enable DoD health surveillance activities to strengthen its global infectious disease reduction efforts.

CNT will provide on-site scientific, professional, and technical service support, including epidemiology and analysis support, global emerging infections surveillance support; integrated biosurveillance support; Army satellite support; and, Air Force mortality registry support.

Work will be performed at the primary location in Silver Spring, Maryland, with some personnel will be located at DHA satellites at Aberdeen, Maryland; and Dayton, Ohio.  The estimated completion date is March 2023.

The period of performance is one year plus four option periods of one year each with an additional option to extend services up to six months under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.217-8 – extension of services.  The award was made on a competitive basis to CNT.

The type of appropriations are fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance. The Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Source: Defense.gov

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