US Marines

B3 Solutions has secured a prime position on acquisition domain of the US Department of Defense‘s (Dod) Omnibus Program Engineering and Technical Support (OPETS) contract.

The multiple award indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract features a maximum potential value of $495m for all 22 awardees, if all options are exercised in the next five years.

Under the contract, the company will provide support services to the DoD’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) for production and fielding of chemical and biological defence materials.

B3 Solutions chief operating officer James Washington said the company’s participation in projects ranging from acquisition, programme management to logistics domains would directly help ensure success of the JPEO-CBD’s mission.

"This contract will help us to continue growing our already robust and diversified acquisition management practice," Washington said.

"This contract will help us to continue growing our already robust and diversified acquisition management practice."

More specifically, the company will compete for JPEO-CBD task orders seeking delivery of acquisition, programme management and relations management in CBD and national security communities, strategic planning, programme analysis, lifecycle management and international programme analysis on foreign military sales (FMS) programmes.

Additional functional areas include equipment expertise on the production and usage of CBD protective equipment, multimedia, graphics, technical writing support, as well as administrative support services.

Other contract awardees include BMK Consultants, Bowhead Systems Management, Culmen International, DAVIS-PAIGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, Domain X Technologies, ERP International, Goldbelt Raven, JRAD, Markon Solutions, Millennium, MacAulay-Brown, MLT Systems, Nexagen, SAIC, Tauri Group, Alion Science and Technologies and CACI Technologies among others.

The JPEO-CBD is responsible for research, development and procurement, deployment and lifecycle support of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defence equipment and medical countermeasures for the US military’s missions within the US and abroad.

Image: US Marines conducting chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) training at Camp Courtney in Okinawa, Japan. Photo: courtesy of Capt Keith A Stevenson.

Defence Technology