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Advanced Bottled Liquid Scanner (BLS)

Solicitation Number: BAA-12-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Location: Office of Procurement Operations
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Oct 17, 2012 11:06 am
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-296) states that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) will "support basic and applied homeland security research to promote revolutionary changes in technologies; advance the development, testing and evaluation, and deployment of critical homeland security technologies; and accelerate the prototyping and deployment of technologies that would address homeland security vulnerabilities." Pursuant to this mission, DHS S&T's Explosives Division (EXD) recognizes the need for state-of-the-art passenger screening at checkpoints that shall have the capability to screen passengers' extempt liquids and gels for the presence of liquid explosives and flammable liquids (pure or mixed with fuel). The Advanced Bottled Liquid Scanner (BLS) effort is intended to satisfy this requirement.

This BAA sets forth the requirements to accomplish a variety of specific tasks related to the development of screening technologies for passenger carry-on bottled liquids and gels at the passenger checkpoint. The identified requirements presented here have a direct impact on meeting the requirements outlined in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001, Public Law 107-71.


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BAA 12-09

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BAA 12-09
Posted Date:
October 17, 2012
BAA_12-09.pdf (634.13 Kb)
Description: This document is the Broad Agency Announcement for the Advanced Bottled Liquid Scanner (BAA 12-09).
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Washington, District of Columbia 20528
United States
Carolyn Lethert,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 2022546931