TSA awards sole source contract to L-3 Communications


26 September 2013

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a sole source contract to L-3 Communications, the incumbent supplier of medium-speed explosives detection systems at the Portland International Airport in Portland, OR, for the supply of ancillary equipment items and services to support those detection systems. The TSA explained that “numerous ancillary equipment items are required to support the MSEDS [Medium Speed Explosives Detection System] unit and are specific to the contractor that manufactured the MSEDS unit.” TSA plans to purchase a wide range of items from L-3, including a primary and secondary viewing station, barcode reader, printer, multiplex network server, training simulator, uninterruptible power supply, and much more. The estimated value of all equipment and services will reach about USD 7.5 million.

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