Seismic support services sought at two stations in Canada and one in U.S., says Air Force

Seismogram of nuclear test
Seismogram of
nuclear test

The Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISR) issued a presolicitation notice on May 23 alerting the 8(a) small business community that it plans to issue a formal small business set-aside solicitation next month for support services at two seismic stations in Canada and one in Wyoming that attempt to detect, locate and identify any nuclear detonations.

“The contractor shall provide monitoring support to [the Air Force] in achieving the goal of 98 percent of seismic data availability 365 days a year from each of the operational [Equipment Locations],” says the USAF notice.

The seismic stations are located in Cambridge Bay and Flin Flon in Canada and in Pinedale, Wyoming.

The selected small business vendor will be required to perform “planning, management, support, maintenance, monitoring, and upgrade” of the three equipment locations, the notice explains.

The Air Force plans to issue its formal solicitation on or about June 9, and expects to award its firm fixed price contract in October.

Further information is available from Holly Sopiak, a contract specialist, at 321-494-8354 or