The situation appears to be a mobilization of the National Disaster Medical System
Summary:Based on Federal Solicitations, FEMA is readying to deploy 100,000 medical personnel to 1000 shelter locations (100 medical personnel per location) on 48 hours notice. These shelter locations appear to be the housing quarters for the medical teams, as they are being stocked with atypical luxury, aka mobile showers, restrooms, hot food, medical clothing (scrubs), winter "sweat shirts and pants" etc.
Contractor comments/questions call it an "Armageddon scenario" and question the capabilities of their industries to support it. These Government solicitations have all the earmarks of massive logistical incompetence.
The threat being prepared for appears to be coming out of the Pacific Rim region, a likely scenario is the human spread of Avian Bird Flu (H7N9) out of China. We think less it is less likely (but we can't rule it out) that this is a Fukushima preparation because nuclear threats are invisible and usually deniable. Any such mobilization MUST BE less panic inducing than the threat which it seeks to quell, aka PANDEMIC.
PARTIAL Details:100,000 "Doctor Scrubs" pants and shirts, 90% Adult Sizes (MUST DELIVER 50,000 with 48 hours notice)
100,000 "Sweat shirts and pants" 90% adult. (MUST DELIVER 50,000 with 48 hours notice)
1000 Shelters each holding 100 people, with mobile showers and restrooms supporting (2000 total showers).
And enough Fuel, Hot food delivery containers, sundries, protective equipment, hygine equipment and etc to supply.
6,000,000 autoclavable cotton blankets and so on and so forth, all must be available under "SURGE TEMPO" and typically in 48 hours notice.
8,100,000 liters of Bottled Drinking Water and 3,000,000 liters of Extended Shelf Life Drinking Water
Notable contractor comments:Contractor A (Mobile showers and restrooms):
I think the Armageddon scenario is too large to provide the Federal Emergency Management Agency with several responsible parties....we could address and service the 20 camps in California, the 5 in Oregon and the 5 in Washington"Contractor B: (6,000,000 Pcs order for autoclabable blankets)
Question4. Would we be able to get a longer lead time for the initial order and then 30 days for the remainder of the contract? As the blankets will be manufactured in Pakistan? It will be hard to carry 100,000 Pcs in Inventory. We on a general basis stock no more than 25,000 - 30,000 Pcs in inventory locally in GA.
Solicitation Number: HSFE70-13-R-0062
Solicitation Number: HSFE70-13-R-0058
Solicitation Number: HSFE70-13-R-0070
Solicitation Number: HSFE90-13-I-0018
Solicitation Number: HSFE70-13-R-0061
Solicitation Number: HSFE70-12-R-0043
Solicitation Number: HSFE70-12-R-0097
Solicitation Number: HSFE70-13-R-0071
Solicitation Number: HSFE70-13-R-0049
Solicitation Number: HSFE70-13-R-0048
Solicitation Number: HSFE70-13-R-0046
Solicitation Number: HSFE10-13-P-5023
Solicitation Number: FEMAtransportationCarrierIndustryDay
More details are in our video analysis