DTRA opens proposal window for $3.5B counter-WMD contract

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The Defense Threat Reduction Agency will choose up to eight companies for this recompete of a contract vehicle focused on partnerships with other nations.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is now ready for industry to start working on and turning in their bids for a potential 10-year, $3.5 billion contract vehicle supporting various efforts against weapons of mass destruction.

Proposals for this fourth iteration of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Integrating Contract are due July 1, DTRA said in a May 16 notice to release the final solicitation.

Up to eight companies will be selected for an award, depending on how many bids DTRA considers as part of the competitive range. That represents a slight uptick from the five firms involved in the current CTRIC III contract, which DTRA awarded in 2018 at a $970 million ceiling.

DTRA has obligated approximately $701.4 million since then at approximately 73% of the ceiling, according to GovTribe data.

Amentum has been the largest recipient of that spend at approximately $378.3 million, a figure that includes work it performed as the government services business of AECOM and the PAE business it acquired in 2022.

Other incumbents include Black & Veatch at $129.7 million, Parsons Corp. at $81.2 million, Jacobs at $74.3 million and RTX Corp. at $28.7 million.

CTRIC IV’s ceiling is roughly three times that of the current iteration and continues its predecessors’ focus on partnerships with other nations to both reduce their own stockpiles of WMDs and reduce the threats they face from those weapons.

DTRA uses the contract as a means to help strengthen the infrastructure of other nations and further help them detect and deter the use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive weapons.

Awardees will also compete for task orders to carry out collaborative research projects and fulfill the agency’s program management needs.

Work under CTRIC IV will take place over an initial five-year base period and a single five-year option.