The Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition and Production/Procurement (JE-RDAP) program is tasked with supporting the research and development in the field of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives (CBRNE) items. This includes defense systems, capabilities, equipment, supplies, and general materials that in one way or another are in used in situations that deal with CBRNE circumstances. To fulfill their goal, JE-RDAP occasionally issues contracts for their research efforts.
Celina Tent, dba Celina has been awarded a base Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract (W911QY-18-D-0033) by JE-RDAP, allowing them to place bids on the various task orders under the $8.3 billion hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, and fixed-price-redetermination) contract. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, located in Natick, Massachusetts, is serving as the contracting activity for the contract. Due to the fact that the main contract is an umbrella for all concerning task orders, each individual task order will have separately determined work locations and principle funding. The estimated completion date for the entire contract is scheduled for October 3rd, 2027. However, it can be safely anticipated that JE-RDAP task orders issued under the base IDIQ contract can be extended for a further performance period of five years.
This won’t be Celina’s first venture into products and shelters that have biological and chemical protective attributes. Research and development of inflatable decontamination systems has allowed Celina to contribute greatly to the effectiveness of instantaneous, on-the-spot emergency responses. Each system is designed for use as a field-deployable Contamination Control Area (CCA), supporting the decontamination processes and procedures for aircrew personnel.
Work in CBRN protective fabrics and systems have also led Celina to develop and successfully produce fully functional liners for the Joint Expeditionary Collective Protection Family of Systems (JECP FoS) program. Working specifically with the Stand Alone Large (SAL) shelter systems, each liner aids in giving the personnel extra protection within the self-contained shelter unit. The liner was created to fully integrate with the shelter, so as to not hinder its functionality as a lightweight and easily transportable system. Combining all of the learned manufacturing processes and methods has let Celina create a single-skin liner which has successfully passed all Collective Protection (ColPro) testing.