Bid Protests: Whose Fault Are They? (Take II)

June 8, 2015
By Al Krachman, Esq.

With limited exceptions, all protests originate with disappointed bidders, so on the surface, all protests are the fault of contractors. But how did the contractor find itself with the need to protest?

Logos to Provide Compact Sensor Systems for Unmanned Planes

June 5, 2015

Logos Technologies Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $32,840,745 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for basic and applied research of compact sensor systems that could be flown on platforms such as the RQ-21 Blackjack, Tigershark, and RQ-8 Firescout for the Air Force and Army. The research conducted will leverage previous quick reaction capability efforts in the domains of wide area airborne surveillance, hyperspectral imaging, high-resolution imaging, and light detection and ranging. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Virginia (75 percent); Yuma, Arizona (10 percent); Raleigh, North Carolina (5 percent); Dallas, Texas (2.5 percent); Los Angeles, California ( 2.5 percent); Boston, Massachusetts (2.5 percent); and Bridgewater, Virginia (2.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2018.

Fiscal 2015 research development test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $1,710,000 are being obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via broad agency announcement. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-15-C-0148).


Raytheon to Maintain JLENS in Maryland

June 5, 2015

Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Maryland, was awarded a $16,999,000 modification (P00004) to contract (W9113M-15-C-0001) for a requirement to exercise option one for services to provide continued field and sustainment level maintenance supporting one Joint Land Elevated Netted System (JLENS) orbit deployed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Services provided are in support of satisfying the JLENS orbit employment in an operational exercise in support of homeland defense and as part of Operation Noble Eagle. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $16,999,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Dec. 31, 2015. Work will be performed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (88 percent); and Elizabeth City, North Carolina (12 percent). Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.


Lockheed Martin to Provide H-60 Flight Computers

June 5, 2015

Lockheed Martin MS2, Owego, New York, has been awarded a maximum $9,933,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0001) against corporate contract SPRWA1-13-D-2000 for flight computers in support of the NAVAIR H-60 program. This was a sole source acquisition using justification 10 USC 2304 (c)(1). Location of performance is New York, with an Oct. 31, 2018, performance completion date. Using service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 through fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement Navy funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Ulses Assigned to 7th Infantry Division

June 5, 2014

Brig. Gen. Robert J. Ulses, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.