Secret Service obtains contract for CBRN protective clothing

The U.S. Secret Service issued an intent to negotiate on a sole source basis on September 20 with Paul Boye Incorporated to procure undergarments that protect against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents.

The announcement, made under solicitation number HSSS01-12-Q-0124, stated that the government plans to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.402-1. The notice was not a solicitation of offers or a request for a quote, but simply an announcement that the negotiation with Paul Boye Incorporated would occur, Global Biodefense reports.

Paul Boye Technologies is a major developer of advanced flexible materials to equip military, civil security, Special Forces and emergency medical personnel. The company offers various fire, ballistic and CBRN protecting accessories, equipment and clothing, according to Global Biodefense.

Paul Boye Technologies was originally set up as a tailor shop in Sète in 1904. The business began supplying uniforms to the French Army in 1960 and went into the CBRN protection business in 1978.

Paul Boye Technologies will take part in the 5th annual CBRNE Convergence in Norfolk, Va., between October 30 and November 2. The organizers for the event expect more than 1,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors of CBRNE products and demonstrations.