"Emergent and Pharm Athene are sharpening their elbows as the Department of Health and Human Services gears up to solicit bids a third time, in the wake of reports contending the U.S. isn't ready for a bioterrorism attack. A federal commission on weapons of mass destruction in January gave the Obama administration an "F" for bioterror preparedness....... the government has a "strong commitment against the anthrax biothreat."............ Federal officials say a next-generation anthrax vaccine using biotechnology could be cheaper and more convenient....... "The country needs an anthrax vaccine that requires far fewer injections, produces far fewer side effects and is made using modern techniques," said former Sen. Bob Graham, who was co-chairman of the federal commission that questioned the nation's bioterror readiness this year."
Sounds like they have a 100% chance of at least getting a partial contract, government officials have said in the past they don't want to source this from just one company, and their are only two bidding. Right?