The Defense Logistics Agency has issued a request for information from organizations supplying topical decontamination lotions.
The lotion is intended to remove or neutralize chemical warfare agents and reduce the toxic effects of HD, Soman (GD), and VX on skin.
The products sought would contain a free oxime dissolved in a mixture of polyethylene glycol monomethyl ether and water, and pre-impregnated in a suitable sponge applicator pad.
Each applicator pad must be individually packaged in a heat-sealed polyethylene-lined aluminum foil pouch. The packaging must be easily opened by personnel while wearing CBRN protective clothing.
The government seeks a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved product for application on unbroken skin of hands, face, neck, limbs, and torso. However, for products under development, organizations are requested to describe the current stage of development and whether the product has undergone independent laboratory testing or any early stage trials.
The annual quantity requirements are between 720,000 and 1,260,000 packets of lotion estimated for each of the next 5 years. The Government will guarantee a minimum purchase of 252,000 packets purchased per year.
Further details are available via Solicitation Number: SPM2DP15R0103. The response deadline is Jun 30, 2015.