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Van Winkle 2016 Civil Support Team Exercise

The Army National Guard is seeking a contractor to provide personnel and equipment to facilitate and execute a 36 hour, full scale, multi-agency, all-hazards collective training exercise Van Winkle 2016 in Fairbanks, Alaska from 09-13 May 2016.

The exercise involves Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Civil Support Teams from Alaska (103rd), Guam (94th) and Hawaii (93rd), and local first responders, and state and federal partners.

This event is intended to reinforce interagency cooperation, communications, Transfer of Authority (RIP/TOA) procedures, and aid in the development of Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures (TTP’s). The scenarios must address the full spectrum of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) hazards as well as force protection threats such as Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

The contractor must create an environment to exercise the mission essential tasks outlined in the current Combined Arms Training Strategies, CBRN: WMD – Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) (TDA) (0300627-35).

The scenarios should be designed to stress the team’s performance of its Mission Essential Tasks. It must also provide an environment ready for on-the-fly injects as necessary to ensure all of the CATS WMD-CST Mission Essential Tasks are exercised. The scenario must provide the complexity and realism to represent an actual Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) event. Contractor provides realistic training aids, devices, and simulators that properly stimulate current WMD-CST detection and analytical equipment, enabling the WMD-CST to make sophisticated assessments and decisions.

Realism and technical exactitude are crucial for all training aids, devices, simulators, and venues. The full scenario should provide one complete, continuous, and demanding training not to exceed 36 hours.

All exercise staff must have a full understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS), be well versed in WMD-CST operations and all governing regulations to supplement the training.

Further details are available via Solicitation Number: W91ZRU-16-T-0011. The response deadline is March 24, 2016.

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