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BCF Solutions Wins $486 Million Worldwide Force Protection Contract

April 14, 2015

BCF Solutions Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a $486,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for force protection site security systems. Contractor will provide for worldwide acquisition, upgrade and sustainment of a family of integrated base defense security systems including: fixed-site intrusion detection systems, tactical automated security systems and delay/denial systems. Work performance location will be determined for each delivery order, and is expected to be complete by April 12, 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition via the Federal Business Opportunities website with 12 offers received. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $5,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-15-D-0004).

Finland and Switzerland Procure Identification Friend or Foe Systems

April 14, 2015

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Greenlawn, New York, is being awarded a $26,073,900 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-14-D-0025) to exercise an option for the procurement of up to 250 Mode 5 combined interrogator transponder kits for the Navy and the governments of Finland and Switzerland under the Foreign Military Sales program. This option provides for the procurement of up to 90 APX-111 Identification Friend or Foe, 50 each processors, interrogators, transponders, main chassis, power supplies and receiver transmitters. In addition, this option provides for the procurement of up to 10 APX-111 repairs and 35 kit installations. Work will be performed in Greenlawn, New York, and is expected to be completed in July 2017. No funds are being obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

 

Gleason Research Awarded Modeling and Simulation Contract

April 14, 2015

Gleason Research Associates Inc., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a $10,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for modeling and simulation of vehicle protection systems. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of April 12, 2020. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. The Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911QX-15-D-0012).

Department of Energy Awards $210 Million for Supercomputers

April 10, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced two new high performance computing (HPC) awards that continue to advance U.S. leadership in developing exascale computing. Under the joint Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore initiative, the DOE announced a $200 million investment to deliver a next-generation supercomputer, known as Aurora, to the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. When commissioned in 2018, this supercomputer will be open to all scientific users. Aurora, will use Intel’s HPC scalable system framework to provide a peak performance of 180 PetaFLOP/s. Argonne and Intel also will provide an interim system, called Theta, to be delivered in 2016.

Intel will work with Cray Inc. as the system integrator sub-contracted to provide its industry-leading scalable system expertise together with its proven supercomputing technology and HPC software stack. Aurora will be based on a next-generation Cray supercomputer, code-named Shasta, a follow-on to the Cray XC series.

Additionally, DOE announced $10 million for a high-performance computing research and development program, DesignForward, led by DOE’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration. The program recently awarded $10 million in contracts to AMD, Cray, IBM and Intel Federal, complementing the $25.4 million already invested in the first round of DesignForward. Under this public-private partnership, the four technology firms will work with DOE researchers to study and develop software and hardware technologies aimed at maintaining our nation’s lead in scientific computing.

 

Rockwell to Provide KC-10 Communication and Navigation Kits

April 10, 2015

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $28,306,784 firm-fixed-price modification (P00045) to previously awarded contract FA8106-11-C-0006 for KC-10 communication navigation surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) group A and group B kits. Contractor will provide 22 group A kits, 22 group B kits and subcomponents for the KC-10 Aircraft. Work will predominantly be performed at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Atlanta, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by Oct. 31, 2016. Fiscal year 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $28,306,784 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

 

Progeny to Continue Data Analysis Contract

April 10, 2015

Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $40,748,087 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Data Analysis Reporting Tool Set (DARTS) engineering services to collect and analyze platform, Non-Propulsion Electronics System, and command, control, communications and intelligence data for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Test Program. The objective of this sole source follow-on contract is to continue the application of the Automated Testing System technology to support the NUWC Test Program. The contractor shall tailor the DARTS to the needs of the individual test event, provide DARTS installation and removal services and operational support for test events, establish and manage DARTS test database, provide configuration management of DARTS variants, and maintain and store the DARTS equipment.

Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut (74 percent), Manassas, Virginia (11 percent), Port Canaveral, Florida (5 percent), Washington, District of Columbia (4 percent), West Palm Beach, Florida (3 percent), Newport, Rhode Island (2 percent) and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2020. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $2,999,840 will be obligated at time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured as this is a Phase III follow-on SBIR contract. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity (N66604-15-D-0130).

 

Rockwell Collins to Maintain CH-47F Software

April 10, 2015

Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded an $8,093,754 modification (P0001) to contract W58RGZ-15-D-0016 Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) Software Maintenance for the CH-47F platform. Fiscal 2014 “other” procurement funds in the amount of $8,093,754 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is April 2, 2017. Work will be performed Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

Dynamic Aviation to Provide ISR Aircraft

April 10, 2015

Dynamic Aviation Group, Bridgewater, Virginia, was awarded a $39,218,969 firm-fixed-price contract to purchase six DHC 8-315 aircraft from de Havilland Canada in the Saturn Arch and Desert Owl configuration. Work will be performed in Bridgewater, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of July 17, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $39,218,969 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-15-C-0040).

 

Lockheed Martin to Provide F-16 Electronic Warfare Capabilities to Turkey

April 10, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $13,979,449 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price modification (P00070) to FA8615-05-C-6002 for F-16 modernization. The contractor will provide Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare capabilities integration to F-16 aircraft for Turkey. Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2017. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Turkey. FMS funds in the amount of $13,979,449 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
 

 

L-3 to Provide Compact Towed Sonar Arrays

April 10, 2015

L-3 Chesapeake Sciences Corp., Millersville, Maryland, is being awarded a $20,791,860 cost-plus-incentive-fee undefinitized contract action for the production of six TB-29A Compact Towed Array (CTA) production representative units to be installed on Virginia Class submarines. This effort is the result of small business innovation research (SBIR) topic number N05-125, Compact Towed Sonar Array. TB-29A CTA provides the U.S. Naval Fleet with the next-generation of array technology to address reliability and maintain mission operational capability. The TB-29A CTA is a reliability improvement array that incorporates CTA telemetry while maintaining TB-29A acoustic performance.

Work will be performed in Millersville, Maryland (50 percent), Ashaway, Rhode Island (25 percent), and Liverpool, New York (25 percent) and is expected to be completed by August 2016. The letter contract is expected to be definitized by October 2015. Fiscal 2013, 2014 and 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $8,894,436 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured 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. Also in accordance with FAR 6.302-5 which states that full and open competition need not be provided for when a statute expressly authorizes that the acquisition be made from a specified source. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-15-C-6275).
 

 

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