Intuitive Surgical Awarded $430 Million Surgical Robotics Contract

March 5, 2015

Intuitive Surgical Inc., Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a maximum $430 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for surgical robotic systems, instruments, accessories and upgrades. This contract was a competitive acquisition and 35 offers were received. This is a five-year base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is California with a Feb. 23, 2020, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE2D1-15-D-0002).


Special Ops Command Awards $405 Million Science and Tech Contract

March 5, 2015

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a university affiliated research center in Laurel, Maryland, is being awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum value of $405 million for theoretical analyses, exploratory studies, and/or experiments in various fields of science and technology; and engineering and/or developmental work for the practical application of investigative findings and theories of a scientific or technical nature through employment of their eight core competencies in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. The work will be performed in Laurel, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by February 2020. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $656,428 are being obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire as the end of the current fiscal year. The award is the result of a sole source acquisition. U.S. Special Operations Command is the contracting agency (H92222-15-D-0004).


L-3 to Support Special Ops Night Vision Systems

March 5, 2015

L-3 Communications Corp., doing business as Warrior Systems Div., Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded a $9,900,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for high-performance image intensifier tube assembly. The image intensifier tubes are in direct support of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division in-service engineering agent for the repair and life cycle support of the AN/PVS-15 series of night vision goggles and AN/PVS-18 series of night vision monocular for the U.S. Special Operations Command.

The system’s screens will provide special operations forces with enhanced surveillance, identification, recognition, and detection in all light and weather conditions, especially where vision is limited or restricted due to obscured and low/no light conditions. Work will be performed in Tempe, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by March 2020.

Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $47,300 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured and solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-15-D-JQ23).


Sierra Nevada Corp. Supports Explosive Ordnance Countermeasures

March 5, 2015

Sierra Nevada Corp., Rancho, California, is being awarded a $27,919,007 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00174-09-D-0003) to exercise option year four for the procurement and support of the transmitting set, countermeasures AN/PLT-5 to support explosive ordnance disposal personnel. The AN/PLT-5 is a man-portable system in support of the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare program.

Work will be performed in Rancho, California, and is expected to be completed by March 2016. No funds will be obligated at the time of this action and contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.