Aberdeen Proving Ground issues sources sought notice for identification kits
They note that this is not a solicitation from companies nor is it a request for abstracts or proposals. Through this notification the facility is seeking viable sources of information relating to industry capabilities of solid and liquid identification and the ability of the industry to support military grade identification kits for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materials and other potential threats.
Identification kits serve as a part of the CBRN Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits and Outfits (DR SKO).
In this notice, the facility notes the following as requirements for any technology that would potentially be sought out. They state that technology would be capable of identifying liquid and solid chemicals within portable or handheld instruments or a series of instruments of this kind.
Technologies should also be able to retain information gained from unknown samples of any liquids, powders, solids and mixtures and should visual and audio alerts.
In submissions, respondents should mark proprietary and other sensitive materials and should not expect any further response, other than confirmation of the submission being received.