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Rockwell Collins Supports Helmet Mounted Cueing System

February 24, 2014

Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $12,235,755 modification (01) on delivery order (0009) to firm-fixed-price contract (SPRWA1-11-D-0007). The modification adds various items in support of the joint helmet mounted cueing system. Delivery order 0009 was awarded Jan. 21, 2014 with a total value of $14,666,736. The revised total based on this modification is $26,902,491. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

U.S. Army Awards $21 Billion for Alternative Energies

February 21, 2014

Ameresco Inc. (W912DY-14-D-0036), Framingham, Mass., and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. (W912DY-14-D-0041), Hampden, N.H., were awarded a maximum $7,000,000,000 firm-fixed-price, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for biomass technology. In addition, Ameresco (W912DY-14-D-0031); M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. and Assoc., (W912DY-14-D-0032), Dallas, Texas; and Infigen Energy US Development LLC (W912DY-14-D-0033), Dallas, Texas were awarded a maximum $7,000,000,000 firm-fixed-price, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for wind technology. And Ameresco (W912DY-14-D-0016); Chevron Energy Solutions Co. (W912DY-14-D-0017), San Francisco, Calif.; Constellation NewEnergy Inc. (W912DY-14-D-0018), Baltimore, Md.; Distributed Sun LLC (W912DY-14-D-0019) Washington, D.C.; Energy Ventures LLC (W912DY-14-D-0020), Rockville, Md.; First Solar Development Inc. (W912DY-14-D-0021) San Francisco, Calif.; FLS Energy (W912DY-14-D-0022), Asheville, N.C.; Linc Government Services, LLC (W912DY-14-D-0023), Hopkinsville, Ky.; RE Independence Co. LLC (W912DY-14-D-0024) San Francisco, Calif.; Sun Edison Government Solutions LLC (W912DY-14-D-0025), Beltsville, Md.; Sun Edison LLC (W912DY-14-D-0026), Beltsville, Md.; SunWize Technologies Inc. (W912DY-14-D-0027), San Jose, Cal.; TransGen Energy Inc. W912DY-14-D-0028) Rockville, Md.; Victory Renewables LLC: W912DY-14-D-0029), Juno Beach, Fla.; and EDF Renewable Energy (W912DY-14-D-0030), San Diego, Calif., were awarded a maximum $7,000,000,000 firm-fixed-price, multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for solar technology. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Ala. is the contracting activity on all awards. 

Raytheon Receives Nearly $200 Million for Sonar Mine Detecting Technologies

February 21, 2014

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a potential $199,692,601 fixed-price-incentive contract for the purchase of three AN/AQS-20A sonar, mine detecting sets with ancillary equipment. The AN/AQS-20A sonar, mine detecting set is a mine hunting and identification system with acoustic and identification sensors housed in an underwater towed body. The acoustic sensors are designed for the detection, classification and localization of bottom, close-tethered, and volume targets in a single pass. The identification sensor is designed for the identification of bottom mines. The system will be deployed from the Littoral Combat Ship as part of the Mine Countermeasures Mission Package. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-14-C-6302).

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.

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