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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.

 

Leidos Receives GPS Contract Extension

March 5, 2015

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $25,341,311 modification (P00014) to previously awarded contract FA8807-14-C-0005 for up to 6-months extension for systems engineering and integration. Contractor will provide systems engineering and integration support for the Global Positioning Systems program. Work will be performed at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 2, 2015. Fiscal year 2015 research, development, test and evaluation and missile procurement funds in the amount of $8,382,670 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

 

U.S. Air Force Awards Avionics Modernization Phase II Funds

March 5, 2015

Boeing Aerospace Operations, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $52,805,008 modification (P00228) to previously awarded contract FA8106-07-C-0001. Contractor will provide Avionics Modernization Program Phase II effort for the VC-25A aircraft to include Federal Aviation Administration approved avionics modification engineering services to manufacture or procure, install, and test one prototype. Work will be performed at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by May 30, 2018. Fiscal year 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $10,300,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

 

Progeny's Acoustic Countermeasures and Sonar Contract Modified

March 5, 2015

Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,839,124 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-6220) for the production of the AN/WLY-1 System, AN/WSQ-9 Interface Kits, Intercept and Ranging Systems, Archival Media Center Kit(s) and Swinger Kit(s) systems and spares. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by June 2016. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy), fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation, and fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $6,839,124 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was awarded under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(5), authorized or required by statue 15 U.S.C. 638 (r) - aid to small business. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

 

L-3 Awarded C4 Contract Modification

March 5, 2015

L-3 National Security Solutions Inc., Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $54,518,564 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (with provisions for firm-fixed-price orders) (N65236-11-D-4805). This ceiling increase is to provide for continued engineering and technical support services for command, control, communications and computer (C4) exercise planning and evaluation, integration, systems integration, operational systems, fielding, training, certification, maintenance, logistics, configuration management, systems engineering, network engineering, software engineering, documentation/graphics support, program management, quality assurance and life-cycle sustainment management support. 

This contract included four options which, as a result of this modification, would bring the cumulative ceiling value of this contract to $136,247,954. Work will be performed in Fayetteville, North Carolina, (84 percent) and Tampa, Florida, (16 percent) and is expected to be completed by September 2016. No contract funds will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 

This contract was previously competitively procured with proposals solicited via the Commerce Business Daily's Federal Business Opportunities website, and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command e-Commerce Central website, with three offers received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity (N65236-11-D-4805).

 

Multiple Firms to Develop Strike Planning and Execution Software

March 5, 2015

BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc., San Diego, California (N00019-15-D-0010); DCS Corp., Alexandria, Virginia (N00019-15-D-0011); Dynetics Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (N00019-15-D 0012); Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia (N00019-15-D-0013); Raytheon Co. Intelligence, Information and Services, Dulles, Virginia (N00019-15-D-0014); Tapestry Solutions Inc., a Boeing Co., San Diego, California (N00019-15-D 0015); Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Herndon, Virginia (N00019-15-D-0016); QinetiQ North America Inc., Reston, Virginia (N00019-15-D-0017); and Lockheed Martin Corp., IS&GS Development Segment, Information Systems & Global Solutions Business Area, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (N00019-15-D-0018); are each being awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts for the software development, test and evaluation, maintenance, integration, training, and fielding of Strike Planning and Execution Systems. 

The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts is $98,960,000 and each contractor will be provided a fair opportunity to compete for individual task orders. Work will be performed at each contractor's facility in San Diego, California; Alexandria, Virginia; Huntsville, Alabama; Manassas, Virginia; Dulles, Virginia; San Diego, California; Herndon, Virginia; Reston, Virginia; and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Work performed under these contracts is expected to be completed in February 2020. No contract funds will be obligated at the time of award.  Funds will be obligated as task orders are issued. No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 

These contracts were solicited via a multiple award request for proposals and nine offers were received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

 

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