DHS S&T Revises BAA for Home Made Explosives Detector

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has revised a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) issued last September for Home Made Explosives (HME) Detection System Capability Development. S&T is using a two phased approach to development, with white papers for both phases due Oct. 12 and full proposals due by Dec. 10. Phase I is intended to develop technology that can be rapidly inserted into commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment for a near-COTS prototype that will have the capability to meet all the requirements listed in the Phase I Technical Requirements Document (TRD). The Phase I goal is developing the most HME detection system capability as quickly as possible. Phase 2 is intended to develop technology that can be inserted into near-COTS or COTS equipment for a next-generation COTS prototype that will have the capability to meet requirements listed in the Phase 2 TRD. DHS expects to have $4.5 million in funding available for this effort with the potential for an undetermined number of awards. Phase 1 will last six months and Phase 2 one year. Sol. No. BAA06-0063. Contact: Mark Robbins, contracting officer, 202-254-6368, mark.robbins@dhs.gov.





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