Parsons, SeaTech win seats on $1B counter-nuclear smuggling contract / Caspar Benson

The National Nuclear Security Administration will use the contract to buy radiation detection, security and communication systems.

Parsons and SeaTech Global Security Solutions have won positions on a potential seven-year, $1 billion contract to help the National Nuclear Security Administration deploy systems to identify and investigate smuggling activities.

NNSA received four bids in total for the Counter Nuclear Smuggling Systems Deployment contract that it stood up to enable the agency's overall radiation detection mission.

The agency's Wednesday award notice lists the available items for purchase as including radiation detection systems, passive barriers, security systems, nonstructural modifications of existing buildings, new supporting infrastructure, communications equipment and systems, and vehicles.

Parsons and SeaTech will compete for orders to carry out services in design, integration, construction, communications, logistics, training, and equipment procurement.

Solicitation documents outline how NNSA plans to divide up the CNSSD contract's scope of work. Integration will be at around 30%, construction at 25%, equipment at 20% and logistics at 10%. The remaining 15% will be divided evenly between communications, design and training.

Work under CNSSD will take place over an initial three-year base period followed by a pair of two-year option periods.

CNSSD succeeds the Design, Integration, Construction, Communications, and Engineering II contract awarded in 2016 to Apogee Group and Tech2 Solutions.

DICCE II was fully set-aside for small businesses, whereas the CNSSD contract had one award in an unrestricted competition and a second just for small businesses to bid on.

The current contract is slated to expire on May 11, according to Deltek data.