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FEMA CBRNE Office Seeks Technical Expertise

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a Request for Proposal for firms capable of providing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) expertise and technical support for the FEMA’s CBRNE Office.

The CBRNE Office, part of FEMA’s Office of the Assistant Administrator for Response, supports FEMA’s all-hazards mission to improve the readiness and capability to respond in the event of a CBRNE incident.

To achieve this objective, the CBRNE Office completes analysis, development and maintenance of required capabilities to maximize lifesaving and life sustaining operation. The CBRNE Office contains two units, the Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) as well as the CBRNE Programs Unit.

Mission responsibilities of the CBRNE Office include execution of the following programs:

  • Improvised Nuclear Device Response and Recovery (R&R) Program
  • Chemical/Biological (C/B) Program
  • Nuclear Incident Response Team (NIRT) Program
  • Domestic Emergency Response Team (DEST) Program
  • Nuclear/Radiological Incident Prevention Program (NRIPP)
  • Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC)

CBRNE maintains active interagency and intra-departmental relationships with such organizations as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense (Joint Staff, USNORTHCOM, USSOCOM, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the National Guard Bureau), the Department of Energy (National Nuclear Security Administration), the Environmental Protection Agency, Health and Human Services (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ASPR, and NIH), and DHS (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, the Office of Health Affairs, Office of Science and Technology, and Operations Coordination and Planning).

The purpose of this RFP is to acquire Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Explosive subject matter experts and technical support for programs within the CBRNE Branch. This support is envisioned to be both programmatic and technical in nature.

Subject Matter experts will support readiness operations and perform other support actions during exercises. The contractor will also perform analysis as tasked and participate in meetings.

The period of performance is for 3 years, with one base year being awarded and 2 option years.

Further details are available via Solicitation Number: HSFE50-15-R-0018. The response deadline is June 29, 2015.

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