The Department of Homeland Security last November selected four companies, Federal Resources, MRI Global, Parsons [PSN] and Virant Diagnostics to provide testing solutions and related services for COVID-19 under a potential five-year, $2 billion contract.

The companies are competing for work under the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to provide test kits and managed services for DHS employees, trainees, certain contract personnel, and persons in custody or being repatriated.

Parsons on Monday said it will offer point-of-care or laboratory-based solutions to support current and future screening capabilities.

“As the world grapples with the COVID-19 virus, we must continue developing innovative technology that helps society return to a safe living and working environment,” Chuck Harrington, Parson’s CEO, said in a statement. “We look forward to partnering with the Department of Homeland Security on proactive health solutions that protect their employees and reduce the risk of disease spread while maintaining operational efficiency.”

The contract is organized into two functional categories: managed testing services, and molecular diagnostic test kits and testing services.

Parsons said that its DetectWise integrated, touchless kiosk and biometric screening system it introduced last year for non-contact temperature screening of people could be included in the DHS contract. The kiosks can be digitally linked with an individual’s COVID-19 test history.