JIEDDO asks for industry proposals for new technologies to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other kinds of roadside bombs

WASHINGTON, 18 May 2010. Researchers at the U.S. Army Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) in the Pentagon are asking industry for fresh ideas and technologies to detect and neutralize roadside bombs for rapid deployment to problem areas in Iraq and Afghanistan within one to two years.

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WASHINGTON, 18 May 2010. Researchers at the U.S. Army Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) in the Pentagon are asking industry for fresh ideas and technologies to detect and neutralize roadside bombs for rapid deployment to problem areas in Iraq and Afghanistan within one to two years.

Although JIEDDO officials want counter-IED solutions within 12 to 24 months from award of a contract, they also are willing to entertain less-mature technologies with a potentially high payoff. JIEDDO officials want innovative capabilities to defeat IEDs employed against U.S. and coalition forces anywhere in the world, but especially in Iraq and Afghanistan.

JIEDDO released requirements for the Rapid Development of Counter-IED Capabilities project Monday in a broad agency announcement (JIEDDO BAA 10-01).

Companies interested must submit proposals must address one of the following eight solicitation areas:

-- detect, neutralize or mitigate buried IEDs or pressure initiation devices;

-- provide stand-off detection and confirmation of explosives or chemical compounds associated with explosives;

-- detect, neutralize or mitigate person-borne & vehicle-borne IEDs;

-- EOD tools to remotely image and disrupt IEDs;

-- airborne wire detection system;

-- attack the network capabilities;

-- counter-IED Medical Science and Technologies; and

-- any additional technology, information, or recommendations that would enhance existing counter-IED systems.

Contract awards are planned in 2010 or 2011, and this solicitation will remain open for 180 days, closing on 12 Nov. 2010, when JIEDDO either will extend the submission deadline or publish a new BAA.

Companies interested in submitting proposals should submit them electronically to the BAA Information Delivery System (BIDS) website at https://bids.acqcenter.com/JIEDDO.

All proposals must be submitted electronically to the BAA Information Delivery System (BIDS) website at https://bids.acqcenter.com/JIEDDO.

For questions or concerns, contact the JIEDDO's Mark Keller by phone at 703-601-5756 or by e-mail at mark.keller@jieddo.dod.mil, or the JIEDDO's Dick Chladek by phone at 703-602-5476, or by e-mail at richard.chladek@jieddo.dod.mil.

To better understand JIEDDO requirements, companies should send representatives to one of the JIEDDO Technical Outreach Conferences, the next one of which is scheduled for next fall in the Washington, D.C. area. For more information on JIEDDO Technical Outreach Conferences contact the JIEDDO Website online at www.jieddo.dod.mil, or phone Leslie Darby at 703-601-5750.

More information on this BAA is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/JIEDDO/JIEDDO/JIEDDO_BAA_10-01/listing.html.

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