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BioWatch SETA Industry Day FINAL (February 23 2012).pdf

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Slides from Industry Day (January 9, 2012).
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BioWatch System Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) Industry Day GSA Building 7th and D Streets Washington, D.C. January 9, 2012 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. Agenda •Welcome and Administrative Details •BioWatch Program Overview •SETA Requirement Overview •Contract Overview •Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions •Break – Submit Written Questions •Q&A 2 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. Administrative Details •Rules of Engagement –Industry day is for information purposes only and will not be binding on DHS or the U.S. Government. –Slides are for information purposes only. –Final RFP will take precedence. •Q&A Session –May be submitted in writing or taken from the floor. –Responses may be deferred to final RFP. –Any answer provided today may not be final. The answers posted on FedBizOpps are considered final. •Presentation availability – FedBizOpps •List of Attendees - FedBizOpps 3 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. BioWatch Program Overview 4 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. The BioWatch Program 5 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. BioWatch Mission and Tasks Mission: Provide, maintain and support a continuous aerosol bio-terrorism monitoring capability in selected metropolitan areas as articulated in the 2003 State of the Union Address. Tasks: Detect and characterize attacks against our Nation’s cities, other high value assets, and special events. Increase and improve bio-aerosol threat monitoring capability and capacity while constraining costs. Provide BioWatch-specific consequence management guidance and assistance to federal, state, and local agencies. Ensure interoperability with other national bio-aerosol threat monitoring and response systems. 6 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. An Overview of Current BioWatch Operational Components Field Operations Laboratory Analysis Public Health and Preparedness 7 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. Field Operations Collector currently being used is the Portable Sampling Unit (PSU). Aerosol samples are continuously collected on filters. Filters are delivered daily to a local Laboratory Response Network (LRN) laboratory. The Sample Management System (SMS) tracks the filters and supports chain-of-custody. 8 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. Field Operations DHS provides funds to state and local governments for field operations through a cooperative agreement with each jurisdiction. The cooperative agreements are renewed annually. 9 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. Laboratory Operations Laboratories: Agent detection and identification Real-time PCR Procedures, assays, and reagents are developed, validated, and approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Defense •Each assay has been tested to ensure sensitivity and specificity A BioWatch Actionable Result (BAR) is declared by the local Laboratory Director in consultation with the CDC 10 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. Laboratory Operations DHS provides essential materials to the state and local public health laboratories to support sample analysis. •Reagents for real time PCR are obtained from the Department of Defense Critical Reagents Program (CRP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Response Network (LRN) program. •Laboratory consumables are handled through a centralized procurement capability. •Technical support is through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Bioterrorism Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory . •Laboratory staff are generally provided through a DHS contract vehicle. 11 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. Primary screen Verification panel Expanded analysis with highly discriminating DNA signatures Screening Reactives vs. BioWatch Actionable Results Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Assay Overview 12 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. Aerosol Collection Cycle 24 hours 6 Hrs Event-to-Detection and Confirmation Up to 4 Hours Filter Recovery 2 Hrs 10 - 36 hours from exposure to discovery / BAR Primary Screening Full Agent-Specific Test Panel 13 Notional Event to Detection Timeline BAR: BioWatch Actionable Result PCR: Polymerase Chain Reaction BAR Declaration 12-36 hours from exposure to confirmation Current: Real-Time PCR Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. A BioWatch Actionable Result (BAR) What it means: The filter contains genetic material from an organism tested for by the BioWatch program. A qualitative assessment can be made of whether a small or large amount of genetic material is on the filter. Additional information is required to characterize the event. It does not necessarily mean: A terrorist attack occurred. A viable bioagent was released. People have been exposed. 14 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. Public Health and Preparedness Operations BioWatch SPO provides programmatic and scientific leadership in coordination with local, state, and federal partners to ensure an effective BioWatch Actionable Result (BAR) response. Program guidance and concept of operations (ConOps) Exercises and evaluation Public health assessment and planning Outreach and support Training 15 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. Quality Assurance Program BioWatch has implemented a Quality Assurance (QA) Program to ensure defensible data is generated. •The QA program provides independent oversight of all aspects of the BioWatch program. •Quality Assurance Program Plans (QAPP) for Laboratory Operations, Field Operations, and Gen-3 BioWatch are under development or planned to be developed. •Elements of the QA program include: –QAPP –External QA samples/challenge samples (samples with expected results analyzed daily) –Proficiency tests –Audits 16 Disclaimer – The information contained in these slides is not an official representation of the Government’s procurement plans or requirements. For an official description of the requirements and associated terms and conditions offerors shall reference the final RFP. Special Events Operations •National: National Special Security Events are planned and usually have a high-ranking government official in attendance or a potential for significant population exposure. Example events supported include Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and select economic summits such as G8 and APEC. •Local: Local BioWatch jurisdictions have latitude to enhance their collector network to support local special… Show All