K-9 Interdiction, Carrollton, wins $35 million contract for providing traing to IED-Detecting Dogs from U.S. DOD.
12:00 AM, September 28, 2010
American K-9 Interdiction, Carrollton, Va., is being awarded a $18,426,926 contract for Improvised Explosive Device Detector Dog (IDD) training, sustainment & conditioning and handler /team integration training. The contract will also provide for kenneling of the IDD and basic care during the period of performance. This contract contains an option which, if exercised, will bring the contract value to $34,659,851. Work will be performed in Hartsville, S.C. (60 percent), Carrsville, Va. (30 percent), and at team integration training venues designated by the U.S. Marine Corps (currently Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.) prior to deployment (10 percent). Work is expected to be completed Sept. 29, 2011, and continue to Sept 2012 if the option is exercised. Contract funds in the amount of $18,426,926 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was a competitively procured 100% Set Aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses via the Federal Business Opportunities/Navy Electronic Commercial Online websites, with five offers received.
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