SPAWAR Plans RFP for Biometric Support Services

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) Atlantic plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a project that will include design, development, procurement implementation, integration, installation, and deployment of biometric systems to ensure that all biometric solutions meet mission objectives. The government estimates that a contract will be worth up to $99.4 million over five years. Sol. No. N65236-10-R-0103. Respond by Dec. 10. Contact: Angela Carter, contract specialist, [email protected], 843-218-5932.

DHS Health Office Seeks SETA Support

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) has issued a solicitation for Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) in support of its Chemical Detection and Defense program, National Biosurveillance Integration Center, Office of Food, Agriculture and Veterinary Defense, Workforce Health & Medical Support Division, and the National Biodefense Architecture program. OHA plans to host an Industry Day on Oct. 29 in Washington, D.C., about the procurement. A single contract to a small business is anticipated. Sol. No. HSHQDC-13-Q-00004. Contact: Margaret Tse, [email protected], 202-254-7085.

FPS Seeks Security Services for WDC Sites

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Protective Service (FPS) has issued a pre-solicitation notice for an upcoming procurement for protective security services at several sites in Washington, D.C. The sites include the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, National Building Museum, Central Heating Plant, Franklin Court Building, and National Park Service. Sol. No. HSHQEC-13-R-00003. Contact: Rosetta Jackson, [email protected] , 215-521-3105.

SOCOM Issues RFI for Biometric Device Testing

The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and to explore industry capabilities in next-generation biometric devices. Responses to the request will be used by SOCOM’s Special Operations Research, Development and Acquisition Center, Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance, to find sources to participate in a test event for next-generation multimodal biometric devices in November and December at Fort Bragg, N.C. Production devices are preferred but fully functional prototypes will be accepted as long as they can produce exportable EBTS-compliant images for fingerprints, facial photos and irises. Sol. No. H92222-RFI-BIOMETRICS. Respond by Oct. 15. Contact: Erica Fairley, contract specialist, [email protected], 813-826-7069.

Navy Plans Industry Day to Include Identity Dominance

The Naval Sea Systems Command plans to host an Anti-Terrorism Afloat industry information exchange day of its acquisition programs to include the Identity Dominance System that is a program of record designed to deliver an enduring biometric collection and identification capability for visit, board, search and seizure teams in support of expanded maritime interception operations. The program provides the ability to identify knows or suspected terrorists and persons of interest in a maritime environment through collection and matching of fingerprint and iris biometric signatures, as well as the capture of facial images and miscellaneous documentation for mission context. Sol. No. N0002412R6328. Respond by Nov. 2. Contact: [email protected].

DHS Surveys Market for Handheld ETDs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Urban Security Technology Laboratory, is conducting a market survey of handheld explosives trace detectors (ETDs) based on ion mobility spectrometry, differential mobility spectrometry and equivalent technologies, with vapor sampling, particulate sampling or dual particulate and vapor sampling capabilities. DHS will review the information as part of the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders program. Sol. No. RFI-13-0001. Respond by Oct. 18. Contact: Sharon Flowers, contracting officer, [email protected], 202-254-6816.

BARDA Plans Industry Days

The Department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the Office of Acquisitions Management plan to host Industry Days on Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 to discuss U.S. government medical countermeasure requirements and to provide a networking opportunity between government and the private sector. Specifics to be discussed include the 2012 PHEMCE Strategic Implementation Plan and its goals for medical countermeasure development, manufacturing, approvals and deployment, the roles and responsibilities of the participating government agencies, new initiatives designed to encourage novel and innovative approaches to the development of countermeasures, and opportunities to develop countermeasures for both government and commercial markets. Sol. No. 2012-09-21. Respond by Oct. 19. Contact:  Bridget Gauer, contracting officer, [email protected], 202-205-4657.

DNDO Issues RFI for Human Portable Tripwire

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on human-portable spectroscopic radiological/nuclear detection and identification systems in support of a government conducted limited characterization of Human Portable Tripwire (HPT) commercial off-the-shelf systems. The HPT systems will be worn by operators as standard equipment providing a passive or “tripwire” capability for constant, non-deliberate scans to increase the operator’s ability to detect and/or identify radiological and nuclear material. The systems must also provide a warning to the operator of potentially harmful levels of radiation. The limited characterization will help finalize the operational requirements and support a decision on whether to proceed with a potential solution to meet user requirements. Contact: Mandy Wylie, contract specialist, [email protected].