DTRA picks vet-owned firm for global support
- By Ross Wilkers
- Mar 22, 2017
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has awarded a potential five-year, $33.7 million contract to K2 Group for services to support DTRA’s technical support groups around the world as they hunt for weapons of mass destruction.
The Defense Department said Tuesday DTRA received eight bids for the contract, containing one base year and four one-year options. The competition was restricted to service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses.
DTRA’s technical support groups work with combatant commands and other agencies to search for and counter threats from weapons of mass destruction such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear.
Work will take place at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, on the Korean Peninsula and in other areas under the responsibility of the European, Pacific, Central, Northern, Southern and African combatant commands.
K2 Group will work with DTRA and the commands to conduct WMD search training exercises and operations, provide education in chemical science and engineering, help assess equipment and support missions that could last more than 179 days.
Deltek listed PAE as the incumbent on the previous contract. As a large business, it could not bid on the world PAE due to the program’s set-aside status for SDVOSBs.
Vienna, Va.-headquartered K2 Group was founded in 2004 and provides support services to counterterrorism and intelligence agencies.
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