Patrick Air Force Base contracting is conducting market research for a requirement to provide a nuclear reactor capable of irradiating highly enriched uranium (HEU) foils with thermal neutrons and a facility with skilled personnel to delivery irradiated foils to Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC).

AFTAC’s mission is to monitor nuclear treaties of all applicable signatory countries. The organization has a surveillance network of approximately 3,600 underwater, underground, airborne and space-based nuclear-detonation sensors across the globe.

AFTAC’s Ciambrone Radiochemistry Laboratory (CRL) requires irradiated highly enriched uranium foils for use as calibration sources necessary to establish laboratory baseline values.

All interested firms should submit a capabilities package that outlines the firm’s capabilities in providing the required services. Further details are available via Solicitation Number: FA2521-15-Q-B111. The response deadline is July 10, 2015.

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