The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced its intent to enter into an Agreement (Section 815 Other Transaction (OT)) with the National Chemical and Biological Defence Consortium (NCBDC).
The NCBDC is an industry consortium that is forming, of which Ubiquitome is a member, specifically in response to the agreement. It is a collaborative group of professionals who can bring their knowledge and expertise together to answer problems that the government poses (specific to chemical and biological).
The consortium encompasses the expertise, knowledge, technologies and innovation that the government requires in terms of the technological advancements needed to enhance the mission effectiveness of military personnel.
As a member of the consortium, Ubiquitome is excited about the opportunities that this will present. For Ubiquitome, this opens doors to provide technology and expertise to the U.S. Army on some of the biggest chemical and biological defence projects in the world.
To be able to have Ubiquitome’s technology used by one of the largest military groups in the world would boost interest and provide further opportunities for development of current technologies.
It also exposes Ubiquitome to the other members of the consortium, some of the best and brightest in chemical and biological defence. This provides opportunities for information sharing and collaborations as well as opening up themselves to a wider target market.
The Special Notice released by the army cites: “Only one such consortium, the National Chemical and Biological Defence Consortium, encompasses the expertise, knowledge, technologies, and innovation to meet the program objectives and goals of the coordinated research and development program designed to support the Department of Defence’s medical, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic requirements as related to enhancing the mission effectiveness of military personnel. The consortium is comprised of a well-balanced and uniquely qualified mixture of traditional and non-traditional contractors, small and large business, for-profit and not-for-profit entities, and academic organizations.”
For more information on the consortium, visit their website here or view the full announcement can be viewed here.