Release
Immediate Release

DOD Awards $4.9 Million Contract to Pall Corporation to Increase Industrial Base Expansion for Medical Ventilator Components

July 23, 2020

The Department of Defense (DOD) awarded Pall Corporation a firm fixed price undefinitized contract action, not to exceed $4.9M, to increase the domestic industrial base capacity for ventilator filters. This award includes, but is not limited to, special molding and tooling equipment, facility build costs, and FDA certifications.

As the need for ventilators has increased over the course of the COVID-19 public health crisis, critical component manufacturers were unable to meet demand. DOD and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) worked together with industry to determine how to support increasing the domestic capacity of critical component suppliers, and this effort is a result of those collaborations. Pall’s prior production rate of ventilator filters was 485K units/month. With this award, Pall Corporation is expected to increase their domestic manufacturing by another 650K units/month starting in 16 months post-award; their production facility is located in Puerto Rico.

Fiscal 2020 other procurement funds in the amount of $1,630,000.00 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia is the contracting activity (FA8576-20-P-0003).

This contract award is part of the ongoing collaboration between DOD and HHS, led by the Department’s Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) and funded through the CARES Act, to enable and support domestic industrial base expansion for critical medical resources.