FEMA, DHS S&T to Review Neutron Detection Instruments

The Department of Homeland Security’s Environmental Measurements Laboratory is seeking information about commercial-off-the-shelf neutron detectors to meet the needs of emergency responders. The information will be reviewed by the Federal Emergency Management Administration and the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate for the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders program. Sol. No. EML-09-0002. Respond by June 26. Contact: Sharon Flowers, contracting officer, 202-254-6816, [email protected].

NAVSEA Plans JCREW 3.2 Competition

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) plans to conduct a limited competition with ITT Corp. [ITT], Northrop Grumman [NOC] and Syracuse Research Corp. for an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to produce up to 5,000 Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.2 Mounted Systems over a five-year period. All three firms received JCREW 3.2 research and development contracts in Dec. 2007 A Request for Proposal to the three contractors is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of FY ’09 with a contract award expected in the second quarter of FY ’10. Sol. No. N0002409R6311. Respond by June 18. Contact: Matthew McLaughlin, 202-781-2173, [email protected].

SPAWAR Surveys Market for Cyber Expertise

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Atlantic, is conducting a market survey for a potential five-year, $249 million procurement in the areas of information operations, information assurance and information warfare. The incumbent contractor is Eagan, McAllister & Associates. Support is sought in various areas including program management, network systems security, information assurance certification and secure wireless network infrastructure. Sol. No. SSC-Atlantic_MKTSVY_74AC2. Respond by June 16. Contact: Paula Somers, contract specialist, 843-218-5976.

Army Conducting Explosive Detection Device Market Survey

The Army Material Command Robotic Systems Joint Project Office is seeking to identify sources capable of providing and explosive detection device (EDD) capability that can be either handheld or integrated on an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). The EDD will provide the soldier with the opportunity to interdict explosive devices and those who manufacture these devices by detecting explosive vapors and residues. During full spectrum operations the EDD will screen persons, packages and cargo, other equipment, vehicles and buildings and will report vapor detections in real time with audio and visual feedback to the operator. The device can be integrated onto a UGV to provide additional standoff and solder safety when explosive threats are suspected. Sol. No. W56HZV-09-R-0547. Respond by June 24. Contact: Damon McNally, 586-574-7118.

Market Survey for Next-Gen Chemical Standoff Detection

The Joint Project Manager for Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Avoidance is conducting a market survey regarding new concepts and technologies to enhance standoff chemical biological detection in support of the Next Generation Chemical Standoff Detection program, formerly called the Chemical Biological Distributed Early Warning Strategy. The concept provides for an integrated system of systems to provide multi-layered, real-time, standoff detection and early warning capability for chemical biological threats at fixed sites, including Forward Operating Bases, remote sites and checkpoints. Key technology areas of interest include: improved active and passive standoff chemical biological technologies and techniques; novel uses of new or improved point detection systems; C4 technologies that integrate and fuse multiple types of sensor data, provide intelligent decision aids and slew-to-cue sensors; and use of currently fielded battlefield sensors in new ways to provide information about chemical biological events. Demonstrations will be conducted in July. Sol. No. W911SR-09-R-CBDEWS. Contact: Linda Ensminger, contract specialist, 410-436-8564.

FDA Plans Solicitation for Multiplex Assay to Detect Bio-threat Agents in Food

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, plans to solicit proposals for a contractor to help in the development of a multiplex assay system using the Luminex system for the detection of multiple biothreat agents in food simultaneously. The identification methods currently in place will identify a single agent in a food matrix, which is fine if there is intelligence such as clinical cases of infection that suggest the causative agent of the infection. However, in the event of an unknown with either bio-threat or conventional pathogens, separate methods would be needed to screen for all of the microbial agents of concern. Such an analysis would be time consuming and result in significant morbidity and mortality. A single contract is planned with an award date around Sept. 1, 2009. Sol. No. 09-223-SOL-00090. Contact: Dominque Malone, 301-827-7227, [email protected].

Coast Guard RFI for Logistics Information Management System

The Coast Guard has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for state-of-the-market for commercial-off-the-shelf products that will meet the service’s need for a Logistics Information Management System. The Coast Guard Logistics Information Management System Acquisition Project requires a centrally managed, integrated, enterprise-wide logistics information management system to support the services assets and systems. The system will need to be Service Oriented Architecture compliant. Sol. No. HSCG23-09-I-2DW265. Contact: Laura Spillane, 202-475-3404, [email protected].