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DHS Seeks Operations Support for COBRATF

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking comprehensive training and operations support services for the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF) located in Anniston, AL.

Training courses provided by the CDP provide specific knowledge and expertise for deterrence, prevention, response, mitigation and recovery CBRNE incidents; mass casualty incidents; and incidents involving hazardous materials by providing advanced, hands-on and classroom-based state of the art training.

During FY2013, the CDP trained a total of 46,873 students including 13,505 resident students, 5,610 non-resident and 27,758 indirect students.

The COBRATF has unique requirements to manage a training venue where chemical agents (GB and VX) and biological agents (ricin toxin and Bacillus anthracis delta Sterne) are used in a specialized training environment. This will require supervision on a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week basis.

Facility-based services include but are not limited to activities such as chemical and biological agent training support, air monitoring operations, laboratory support operations, safety control panel operations, contaminated trash removal, site specific training, quality control, and miscellaneous requirements and information.

The incumbent contractor for this requirement is URS Federal Services, Inc., under contract number HSFEEM-10-C-0238. However, the requirements of that contract have been split into two separate procurements. The other requirement, CDP COBRATF facility operations and maintenance support, will be awarded separately.

DHS requests all questions regarding this solicitation be submitted no later than April 20, 2015. Further details are available via Solicitation Number: HSFE20-15-R-0021. The response deadline is April 30, 2015.

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