Block MEMS LLC, Marlborough, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $9,408,808 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development. Contractor will develop a portable system for real-time standoff detection and identification of trace chemical residues on surfaces using active infrared spectroscopy at a 30-meter range. Work will be performed at Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by October 16, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, with 17 offers received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,837,286 are being obligated at the time of award.
Smith's Detection, Edgewood, Maryland, was recently awarded a nearly $29 million contract for the procurement of 4,801 joint chemical agent detectors with warranties, and 4,901 communication adapter kits. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
1st Detect Corporation recently announced that the Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in conjunction with U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Dugway, Utah, has awarded a $735,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract to the company to design and develop a novel sample inlet system intended to significantly improve the sensitivity of mass spectrometers used for chemical detection in the field. The Phase II award enables the company to transition its proof of concept pre-concentrator into a field-testable prototype.