Consequence Management Assistance Program Support

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is increasing the ceiling on the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High-Yield Explosives (CBRNE) Exercise Support Services IDIQ with Cubic Applications, Inc. (CAI) under Contract HDTRA1-04-D-0020.

The ceiling increase is required to ensure continued support on the Consequence Management Assistance Program (CMAP) Program until the on-going source selection for a follow-on contract has been concluded.

Single Award IDIQ Contract HDTRA1-04-D-0020 was awarded to CAI in July 2004 as a result of a full and open competition. The CBRNE exercise and evaluation support IDIQ provides subject matter experts (SME) to evaluate and improve the existing process and procedures required to respond to accidents and incidents involving nuclear weapons, nuclear reactors, improvised nuclear or radiological devices, other radiological materials, chemical and biological agents and materials, and other Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) systems and or materials.

CAI provides SME support for the evaluation of the plans, policies and procedures required to maintain and improve the national and Department of Defense (DoD) consequence management (CM) response capabilities as well as the planning, development, and execution of counter CBRNE exercise events.

Specifically, CAI provides SMEs for DTRA’s CM Program, Nuclear Weapons Accident / Incident Exercise (NUWAIX) Program, and CMAP. For the CM and NUWAIX programs, CAI provides SME support to perform anextensive sequence of preliminary preparatory planning, training, concept development, workshops, and table top exercises which require up to 18 months of advance preparation and culminate in execution of major Command Post Exercises (CPX) or Full Scale Exercises (FSX).

These exercise events are the Geographic Combatant Commanders’ (GCC) primary vehicles for assessing the effectiveness of their plans, policies, and procedures for their respective CM programs, NUWAIX programs, and for the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters (ATSD/NM) to assess the adequacy of nuclear security policies.

CAI provides direct support to the GCCs in the full life-cycle of these important exercises which includes planning, coordination, execution, and evaluation of the performance of their personnel during each of the exercises.

DTRA is currently in the process of conducting a full and open competition to procure CBRNE services under a new contract. At this time, the current source selection is ongoing and has experienced unanticipated delays.

Currently, DTRA has committed $65,300,000 in support under the CBRNE IDIQ leaving approximately $3,700,000 in ceiling left for executing PoP extension on TO 15. In order to mitigate the pending lapse in service of the critical counter CBRNE Task Order efforts and to ensure there is no gap in execution of these extensively coordinated, and planned effort, DTRA intends to increase the ceiling of the IDIQ by $5,000,000 from $69,000,000 to $74,000,000.

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