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Zel Tech Awarded Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense has recently awarded the following notable contracts related to the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) or explosives countermeasures, equipment or services:

Zel Technologies Inc., Hampton, Virginia, has been awarded a $165,272,923 ceiling, cost-plus-award-fee task order under the General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) contract in support of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA).

Zel Tech will provide expertise in research, experimental development, and rapid acquisition; development and fielding of counter-threat technologies; and delivering urgent mission solutions in support of operations throughout the globe.

This task order assists JIDA in enabling Department of Defense actions to counter improvised threats with tactical responsiveness and through anticipatory, rapid acquisition in support of combatant command’s efforts to prepare for, and adapt to, battlefield surprise in support of counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, and other related mission areas including counter-improvised explosive device.

Read also: JIDA Contract Awarded to Booz Allen Hamilton

Work will predominantly be performed in Virginia and the National Capital Region; however, contractor personnel will also be embedded as needed with globally deployed U.S. forces. The expected completion date is Aug. 31, 2021.

Joint IED Defeat funds in the amount of $2,652,877 are being obligated at the time of award.  This task order was a competitive acquisition and three offers were received.  GSA Federal Systems Integration and Management Center is the contracting activity, in support of JIDA (GSQ0016AJ0017).

Editor’s Note: The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA) is in the process of being realigned under the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and renamed the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO).

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