A great disconnect persists between the acquisition work force and maturation of the capability requirements development work force. Bridging the gap would help rein in the spiraling-out-of-control cost of equipping the U.S. military.
Acquisition and Contracting
Sustainment costs worry Kevin Buckley much more than upfront program procurement costs ever will, especially as he works to keep the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of transport aircraft flying and juggles issues such as obsolete replacement parts and a fatigued work force spread thin.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has been awarded a contract modification for engineering and manufacturing development for the Global Hawk system.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $20,498,256 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fix-fee and cost reimbursable contract. Contractor will provide South Korean Defense Intelligence Command with follow-on support for aircraft equipped with imagery sensors, communication system and associated ground support; and multiple ground stations with extended communication equipment, mission support capabilities and support equipment.
ARCTEC Alaska JV, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, has been awarded a $38,855,052 modification (P00007) to previously awarded contract FA5215-C-04-0018. Contractor will provide for the operation and maintenance of the Alaska Radar System. Work will be performed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, plus 15 remote radar sites in Alaska, and is expected to be complete by September 28, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $38,855,052 are being obligated at the time of award.
BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Maryland, has been awarded a $46,260,277 modification (P00475) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA2517-06-C-8001.
Parsons Government Services Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a ceiling $68,845,081 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year ordering period. The contract provides scientific and technical support to the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center. Work will be performed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, with an expected completion date of June 25, 2020. The acquisition was solicited on the basis of full and open competition, and two bids were received.
The Analytic Sciences Corp. Inc., Andover, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $35,445,651 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for radar engineering and logistics services in support of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Ship Defense and Expeditionary Warfare Department, Virginia Beach Detachment. The services include in-service engineering and acquisition engineering; integrated logistics support; software support; installation services, support, and coordination; programmatic and project management support; and staging facility support.
PoleZero Corp., West Chester, Ohio, is being awarded a $72,088,652 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum of 118 ultra high-frequency antenna interface units and 177 very/ultra high-frequency units and their associated communication tray assemblies for Lots 6, 7 and 8 in support of the Navy and the government of Australia P-8A program. Work will be performed in West Chester, Ohio, and is expected to be completed in June 2018.
Airtec Inc., California, Maryland, is being awarded an $80,661,914 modification against a previously issued firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68335-14-D-0030) for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of the U.S. Southern Command. The contractor will provide ISR services utilizing a contractor-owned, contractor-operated Bombardier DHC-8/200 multi-sensor aircraft, with government-furnished property previously installed on the aircraft.
Universal Technical Resource Services Inc., Cherry Hill, New Jersey (W15QKN-15-D-0055); TRC Defense Systems LLC, Madison, Alabama (W15QKN-15-D-0056); Savit Corp., Rockaway, New Jersey (W15QKN-15-D-0057); Middle Bay Solutions LLC, Huntsville, Alabama (W15QKN-15-D-0058); and Subsystem Technologies Inc., Arlington, Virginia (W15QKN-15-D-0059), were awarded a $200 million multiple award task order, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity ord
Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, is being awarded $64,243,133 for firm-fixed-price task order 0008 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-13-D-4701) for the procurement, build, integration, test, accreditation and delivery of the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Services technology refresh.
DOK-ING, Zagreb, Croatia, was awarded an $8,670,000 firm-fixed-price contract with options for 45 Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) compatible radio retrofit kits. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of Oct. 24, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. The Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-15-C-0057).
Exelis Inc., Clifton, New Jersey, has been awarded an $8,473,777 indefinite-delivery, requirements-type contract for the repair of various national stock numbers applicable to the AN/ALQ-172 electronic warfare countermeasures system that is on the B-52(H), A/C-130 and M/C-130 aircraft. Work will be performed at Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be complete by June 23, 2016. This contract includes four one-year unexercised options. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a $7,967,150 firm-fixed-price contract for fiscal 2015-2019 Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3 systems. SEWIP is an evolutionary acquisition program to upgrade the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system through a modular, open-system approach. SEWIP provides enhanced shipboard electronic warfare for early detection, analysis, threat warning and protection from anti-ship missiles.
Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, is being awarded $10, 202,036 for firm-fixed-priced task order against previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-14-D-2517) for product support integration services for the Marine Corps Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Systems.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Gaithersburg, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $870 million modification (P00039) to previously awarded HQ0147-12-D-0003 for the continued engineering, development, test, integration, fielding and on-site operations and sustainment support for the command and control, battle management and communications system located worldwide for the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Spiral 8.2-1 development supports enhanced homeland defense, and Spiral 8.2-3 is required to meet European Phased Adaptive Approach III.
Contract awarded for operations and maintenance services in support of the BAMS-D unmanned aircraft system.
Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $13,050,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-13-C-0128) to exercise an option for software and hardware enhanced security design requirements in support of the Next Generation Jammer program. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California (60 percent); Dallas, Texas (20 percent); and Ft. Wayne, Indiana (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2016.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $61,812,491 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-13-C-5132 to exercise options for technical engineering, configuration management, associated equipment/supplies, quality assurance, information assurance, and other operation and maintenance efforts required for the Aegis development and test sites, including the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site, SPY-1A Test Facility, and the Naval Systems Computing Center.