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K2 to Provide Railgun Energy Source

July 30, 2014

K2 Energy Solutions Incorporated, Henderson, Nevada, is being awarded a ceiling-priced $81,400,000 firm-fixed price/cost-plus fixed-fee, basic ordering agreement for the fully self-contained battery intermediate energy store system required to power a large modular capacitor bank for the electromagnetic railgun. Work will be performed in Henderson, Nevada, and is expected to be completed by December 2016. No funding will be obligated at time of award. The contract was sole sourced in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-5. This SBIR Phase III is for work that derives from, extends, or logically concludes effort(s) performed under prior SBIR funding agreements and is authorized under 15 U.S.C. § 638(r). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-14-G-4207).

Benchmark Contracting to Build UAV Physical Protection System

July 28, 2014

Benchmark Contracting Incorporated (dba Cobblestone Construction), Las Vegas, was awarded a $10,643,419 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a remote piloted aircraft mission complex physical protection system, Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada. The Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, is the contracting activity (W912PL-14-C-0012).

Small Businesses Added to $7 Billion Solar Contract

July 28, 2014

Bay Electric Co. Incorporated, Newport News, Virginia (W912DY-14-D-0035); BITHENERGY Incorporated, Baltimore (W912DY-14-D-0064); Bright Light Federal LLC, Littleton, Colorado (W912DY-14-D-0065); Ecoplexus, San Francisco (W912DY-14-D-0066); Essex Construction LLC, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (W912DY-14-D-0067); Indian Energy LLC, Newport Beach, California (W912DY-14-D-0068); Infinity Development Partners LLC, New Braunfels, Texas (W912DY-14-D-0069); Legatus6 LLC, Chevy Chase, Maryland (W912DY-14-D-0070); Scatec Solar North America Incorporated, Sausalito, California (W912DY-14-D-0072); SunLight General Capital LLC, New York (W912DY-14-D-0073); and Third Sun Solar LLC, Athens, Ohio (W912DY-14-D-0074), are being added as awardees for the solar technology category of power awards under solicitation W912DY-11-R-0036. These companies, as well as those previously announced, will share a maximum $7 billion firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for use in competing and awarding power purchase agreements for solar technology. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Veterans Affairs Awards Contract as Part of Transformation Program

July 16, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Information and Technology awarded a contract for technical management support services for its Health Products Support, an effort to provide seamless benefits and services to U.S. veterans.

Navy Procures Renewable Energy for Hawaii Bases

July 14, 2014

Pacific Energy Solutions LLC, Boca Raton, Florida, is being awarded $334,135,534 for firm-fixed-price task order 0002 under a previously awarded solar power generation multiple award contract (N62742-11-D-1192) for the procurement of electricity produced from renewable energy generation systems. The work to be performed provides for purchase of reliable locally generated, alternating current, power from solar power generation systems that are designed, constructed, owned, operated and maintained by the contractor on government property. The government will procure the power using the 10 USC §2922(a) authority. The sites under this task order include three roof tops and one ground mount location (Waipio Peninsula) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam; six roof tops and two elevated photovoltaic (PV) structures at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii; and one roof top and one elevated PV structure at Camp Smith, Aiea, Hawaii. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy Procures On-the-Move Biometrics

July 11, 2014

General Technical Systems, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is being awarded an $11,825,274 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development of a prototype Gatekeeper On The Move-Biometrics (GOTM-B) in support of reconnaissance and surveillance payloads, sensors, delivery systems and platforms. The GOTM-B system is an innovative, non-contact, on-the-move, multimodal biometric (3D finger, face, and iris) identity operations and force protection capability. This contract was competitively procured via a broad agency announcement and one offer was received. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-14-C-0183).

Small Businesses Awarded Information Dominance Contracts

July 11, 2014

Spry Methods Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia (N65236-14-D-4158); Gateway Ventures Incorporated, Norfolk, Virginia (N65236-14-D-4159); Gemini Industries Incorporated, Burlington, Massachusetts (N65236-14-D-4160); and MH Harbor LLC, North Charleston, South Carolina (N65236-14-D-4161), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, with provisions for cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders, performance-based multiple award contract for the procurement of Information Dominance Program and financial management support services. The cumulative, estimated value (ceiling) of the base year combined is $33,326,967. The contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value (ceiling) of these contracts to an estimated $99,980,901. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

It Might Be Virtual, But It Is Not a Game

August 1, 2014
By Rita Boland

Virtual training for U.S. Army soldiers advanced in both capability and fidelity recently with the release of Virtual Battle Space 3. Designed for units at the company level or below, its flexibility makes it applicable to the range of Army missions, reducing costs and logistics needs for users.

Spin Systems to Support U.S. Defense Department, Navy

July 8, 2014

Spin Systems Incorporated, Sterling, Virginia, is being awarded a $8,447,038 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00039-14-D-0009) for the technical refresh and deployment, and operations and sustainment of the Department of Defense Information Technology Portfolio Repository and the Department of the Navy Application and Database Management System information technology platform. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240), Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00039-14-D-0009).

Welkin Sciences Awarded Advanced Communications Contract

July 3, 2014

Welkin Sciences, Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $9,909,482 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for small business innovative research, phase III contract, for advanced communication technologies. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Division B, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W56KGU-14-C-0008).

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