Battelle to bid for $900m technical services contract for US JPEO-CBD


Battelle has secured a position to bid for a $900m multiple-award contract, which is to provide logistics and services support to the US Department of Defence's (DoD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD).

Under the terms of the joint enterprise contracted logistics and services support (JE-CLaSS) contract, the company will provide support to seven project managers within JPEO-CBD.

The service include individual and collective protection, decontamination, and information systems, medical devices, drugs and vaccines, installation and force protection systems and demilitarisation programmes.

Battelle Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Defense business general manager Matt Shaw said: "We are very proud of the logistics support we've provided to JPEO for the past nine years, and pleased that we will have the opportunity to continue this important work with the strong team we've assembled.

"We'll stick to our mission of providing innovative, responsive and cost-effective logistic support services to our clients."

"We'll stick to our mission of providing innovative, responsive and cost-effective logistic support services to our clients."

Along with Battelle, the US DoD awarded the contract to nine other companies, including Aktarius, Allied Technical Services, AQuate II, Axseum Solutions, KD Analytical Consulting, Murtech, Omega Consultants, Camber Corporation and SAIC Corporation, reported DefenseWorld.

The US army maintains an inventory of chemical and biological detection, personal protection, and equipment in the US and ten other countries worldwide.

Battelle has ensured equipment is readily available and operating correctly for the past nine years under a contract expiring in June.

The army recently announced new measures to manage toxins used by the Biological Select Agents and Toxins Task Force.

The move follows an investigation into the accidental shipment of live anthrax spores from Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, to labs in nine countries and all 50 states last year.