The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has issued a solicitation for a potential seven-year, $1 billion contract to support the deployment of counter nuclear smuggling systems in cooperation with international partners worldwide.
NNSA plans to make up to three awards through the Counter Nuclear Smuggling System Deployment program with one award reserved for small businesses, according to a request for proposals published Tuesday.
CNSSD is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a three-year base term and two two-year option periods and includes tasks associated with the design, construction, integration, communications, training, logistics and equipment procurement to help field counter nuclear smuggling platforms.
System components include radiation detection systems, passive barriers, security systems, nonstructural modifications of existing buildings, new supporting infrastructure, communications equipment and systems, vehicles and other items that support the radiation detection mission, according to the statement of work.
These systems are part of efforts to strengthen the capability of partner countries to detect, investigate and disrupt the smuggling of radiological and nuclear materials that could be used in acts of terrorism.
Questions related to the RFP are due May 11.
NNSA will accept proposals for the IDIQ contract through June 2.