First Line Technology Awarded Multiple-Award IDIQ Contract with DHS Office of Health Affairs for Pandemic Preparedness

Chantilly, VA – First Line Technology, LLC, a small-business provider of Out of the Box Solutions, announced it has been awarded a multiple-award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) for respirators for the DHS Pandemic Stockpile. The contract is for N95, N99, and N100 respirators for the purpose of H1N1, avian influenza, and pandemic influenza preparedness for DHS personnel.

In response to events regarding the H1N1 influenza in the spring of 2009, DHS was appropriated the funding for the preparation, planning, and mitigation of an influenza pandemic. The total value of all delivery orders awarded under all contracts will not exceed $97,000,000 over the 12-month base period of performance and the four 12-month options.

“This award of theIQ allows DHS to be proactive in their procurement strategy of effective respirators for pandemic influenza preparedness. First Line Technology is pleased to be chosen as one of ten contract suppliers under thisIQ,” said First Line Technology President Amit Kapoor.

First Line Technology has partnered with Louis M. Gerson and Co. to deliver high-quality N95, N99, and N100 respirators that are made in the United States of America. ThisIQ contract enables the DHS to streamline the enterprise purchasing and it provides a procurement vehicle that all 22 of DHS’s component agencies can utilize for building a nationwide stockpile of respirators.

About First Line Technology First Line Technology, LLC supplies Out of the Box Solutions to first responders, the government and the military. Since 2003, First Line has established itself as a leader in new product development and distribution with innovative yet simple solutions. First Line prides itself on creating high-quality products that are comfortable, effective, and safe for use in an All-Hazards response.

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About Louis M. Gerson and Co. Louis M. Gerson and Co. is a prime US-based manufacturer of NIOSH and CE Approved Disposable Respirators. Gerson is vertically integrated in the production of their own filter media with automated production of respirators in Middleboro, MA.

For more information, contact: Amit Kapoor Phone: (703) 955-7510, ext. 121 Email: akapoor@firstlinetech.com

Jennie Tal Phone: (703) 955-7510, ext. 127 Email: jtal@firstlinetech.com