CDP solicits feedback on COBRA training facility contract

The Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala., issued a solicitation on Thursday for feedback on a Training Operations and Maintenance Support (TOMS) contract for its Chemical, Ordinance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF).

The TOMS contract includes activities including chemical and biological training support, air monitoring, safety and control panel operations and contaminated trash removal.

Responders are asked to respond to specific questions regarding the COBRATF, including whether performance work statements for the facility are clear, concise and sufficient enough to develop responses to requests for proposals and if 30 days is enough time to prepare a proposal. Potential contractors are also asked to submit information regarding the size of their businesses.

Responders are also asked to submit any other questions, concerns or recommendations regarding the performance work statement for the COBRATF.

The request for information specifies that no proposals are being requested and contracts will not be awarded as a result of responding.

The response deadline for the request for information, which was issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on behalf of the CDP, is July 25.

The COBRATF is the only civilian facility in the U.S. that uses live nerve and biological agents in its training, including anthrax and ricin.