ACT I selected as one of prime contractors for JPEO-CBD

The Alexandria, Virginia-based Advanced Concept Technologies International recently announced that it was one of 70 small business prime contractors selected to support the U.S. military's chemical and biological defense program.

ACT I and the other contractors will furnish acquisition support services to the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense's Omnibus Program for Engineering and Technical Support. The cumulative value of the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for the 70 contractors is $495 million over five years.

The contractors were selected in six different domains for the multiple-award contract.

The JPEO-CBD is the government agency responsible for acquisition, development, research, fielding and life-cycle support of biological and chemical defense equipment and medical countermeasures. The organization has eight joint project managers who manage and direct the fielding and acquisition of CBD and reconnaissance systems, decontamination systems and individual and collective protective systems.

In addition, the project managers coordinate force protection systems, installation systems, drugs and vaccines, medical devices and information management systems.

ACT I is a privately-owned knowledge services provider that specializes in acquisition and life-cycle management approaches for the energy, space and defense sectors. Other ACT I clients include the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Command and the U.S. Air Force Logistics Command.