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Two Firms Win Counter-IED Awards

February 21, 2014

Engility, Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $24,882,608, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, multiple-award contract for engineering and technical support at the Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. A-T Solutions, Fredricksburg, Va., is being awarded a $23,538,703 contract. The contractors will advise and assist with various tasks in support of engineering support, system engineering and technical analysis, development of programs and improvised explosive device defeat technology. The U.S. Navy Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-14-D-0005).  

Raptor Wins Nearly $98 Million Special Forces Simulation Contract

February 21, 2014

Raptor Training Services LLC, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $97,800,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for Special Operations Forces requirements analysis, prototyping, training, operations and rehearsal and for operations and maintenance training support. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training & Instrumentation, Orlando, Fla. is the contracting activity (W900KK-14-D-0001).  

Raytheon to Provide Surveillance System Spare Parts

February 21, 2014

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $98,189,220 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for surveillance system spare parts. This contract is a sole-source acquisition. This is a three-year base contract with no option periods. Using military services are Army and federal civilian agencies. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., (SPRBL1-14-D-0006).

Sometimes It Takes a Village

February 21, 2014
By George I. Seffers

When I first contacted the Pentagon public affairs office for an interview on the Better Buying Power initiative, I was willing to interview any subject matter expert they could line me up with. Shortly after I sent in my query, the government shut down, the public affairs source I was working with was furloughed and my query was going nowhere fast. 

Two Firms to Support Dismounted Counter-IED Systems

February 19, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev. (M67854-14-D-2521) and Northrop Grumman Corp., Herndon, Va. (M67854-14-D-2522) are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for the counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) electronic warfare Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operation capable (CREW MEU (SOC), dismounted systems. The CREW MEU (SOC) program addresses an urgent and compelling need for a capability to counter the threat posed by IEDs. The maximum ceiling for both contracts is $90,000,000, with the two contractors having an opportunity to compete for individual orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contracts throughout the 60-month ordering period of the contracts. The contractors will deliver five initial production systems each for testing under the first delivery orders and the remaining 360 production systems and contract requirements will be competed for each subsequent delivery order. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Navmar to Enhance Tigershark UAVs in Afghanistan

February 19, 2014

Navmar Applied Sciences Corp., Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $44,695,815 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort in support of the Copperhead Unmanned Air Systems, specifically Tigershark Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). This project is for the improvement of sensor and platform capabilities, expansion to additional detachments and sustainment of current detachments. This contract includes continued improvements of the Tigershark UAV airframe, incorporation of improved sensors, and integration of improved command and control systems to current and future Copperhead platforms. Work will be performed in Afghanistan; Patuxent River, Md.; and Yuma, Ariz., and is expected to be completed in December 2014. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-14-C-0131).

CACI to Support Comptroller Mission Systems

February 19, 2014

CACI Inc. - Federal, Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $10,803,390 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (HC1028-08-D-2016-9R01) to provide on-site operational support to the mission systems of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) in the areas relating to system maintenance, system conversion and migration, report generation and documentation, training and guidance on the Comptroller Mission Systems as well as service desk and network operations. Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Contract Services Directorate, Columbus, Ohio is the contracting activity.

Lockheed to Provide Receiver Transmitters

February 19, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., has been awarded a maximum $30,814,317 firm-fixed-price contract for receiver transmitters. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPRWA1-13-D-2000-THAC).

Raytheon Receives Radar Contract Modification

February 19, 2014

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $9,522,446 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N68836-13-C-0084) for the full design, manufacture, and installation of test equipment, associated testing, and training to standup an organic depot maintenance facility to support the AN/APY-10 Radar. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Supports Global Broadcast Service Operations

February 19, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions, Gaithersburg Md., has been awarded a $16,421,355 modification (P000064) for an existing cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (FA8726-09-C-0006) for Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DEC C) Software Sustainment and GBS Operations Center (GBSOC) Operations. This contract modification adds software sustainment to maintain the GBS DECC software baseline and provide personnel to staff the GBSOC 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year in support of worldwide GBS operations. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity.

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