Acquisition and Contracting

June 23, 2015

Rockwell Collins Inc. Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $6,808,144 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0033 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0018) for an updated hardware design for a low noise amplifier/triplexer and high power amplifier to support evolving ultra high frequency beyond line-of-sight capability, including Mobile User Objective System interoperability in the Airborne Radio Communication-210.

June 23, 2015

L-3 Communications Applied Technologies Inc., San Leandro, California, is being awarded an $8,415,923 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-07-C-4223 to fabricate and assemble long procurement lead time materials associated with the pulse-power power supplies for the electromagnetic railgun capacitor charger. Work will be performed in Neptune, New Jersey (98 percent); and San Leandro, California (2 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2016.

June 23, 2015

OBXtek Inc., Tysons Corner, Virginia, has been awarded a not to exceed $52,636,622 firm-fixed-price task order (FA9101-15-F-0001) on previously awarded General Services Administration contract GS-06F-0650Z for base-level communications and information technology support services. Contractor will provide network-centric information technology, networking and security, voice, video and data communications, information and applications management and other requirements.

June 15, 2015

Harris Information Technology Services Inc., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $13,322,847 modification (P00157) to exercise of an option on previously awarded contract FA2550-08-C-8011. Contractor will provide an additional three months of operations, maintenance and logistics support of the Air Force Satellite Control Network antenna sites world-wide, as well as various communications, operations, software and related support services, to the 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

June 15, 2015

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $36,608,758 modification (P00028) to previously awarded contract FA8807-12-C-0013 for military Global Positioning System (GPS) user equipment. Contractor will enhance military GPS software code and deliver additional pre-prototype GPS receiver cards in order to support faster fielding of M-Code capable GPS receivers to the warfighter. Work will be performed at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 28, 2017.

June 15, 2015
An AH-64 Apache rises from behind a hill during a training exercise at Yakima Training Center, Wash. Intevac Photonics was awarded a $12,626,081 firm-fixed-price contract with options for Electronic Image Intensifier Ship-Set for Lot 4, Apache AH-64D/E Program.

Intevac Photonics, Santa Clara, California, was awarded a $12,626,081 firm-fixed-price contract with options for Electronic Image Intensifier Ship-Set for Lot 4, Apache AH-64D/E Program.

June 15, 2015

Material Sciences Corp., Horsham, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $24,526,386 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This is a phase III effort under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program with Material Sciences Corp. and is for the use of innovative technologies developed under the phase I and II contracts to design, analyze, and fabricate a wide array of structure and mechanical components intended for use by the Navy.

June 15, 2015

General Atomics, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $737 million not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded undefinitized contract action (N00019-14-C-0037) for the procurement of one each Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) and Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) shipset in support of the CVN 79.

June 12, 2015

Dell Federal Systems LP, Round Rock, Texas [W91QUZ-07-D-0006 (P0021)]; IBM Corp., Bethesda, Maryland [W91QUZ-07-D-0007 (P00019)]; Unicom Government Inc., Herndon, Virginia [W91QUZ-07-D-0008 (P00019)]; CDW Government LLC, Vernon Hills, Illinois [W91QUZ-07-D-0009 (P00025)]; Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Chantilly, Virginia [W91QUZ-07-D-0010 (P00027)]; and World Wide Technology Inc., Maryland Heights, Missouri [W91QUZ-07-D-0011 (P0021)], were awarded a $652 million modification for information technology enterprise solutions.

June 12, 2015

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Systems Engineering Solutions, Boulder, Colorado, was awarded on May 29, 2015, a not-to-exceed $21 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laser interaction testing. Contractor will provide well-controlled experimental procedures to quantify the effects of high power continuous-wave (up to MW class) and high energy pulsed (kJ) lasers interacting with individual materials, multi-material subsystems and fully functional targets.

June 12, 2015

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Systems Engineering Solutions, Boulder, Colorado, was awarded on May 11, 2015, a not-to-exceed $11,145,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laser target interaction modeling and simulation. Contractor will conduct research leading to the development of advanced computational methods for predicting the physical phenomenology resulting from high energy laser interactions. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by May 8, 2020.

June 12, 2015

Leidos Inc. S&R and Intelligence Systems Services, Reston, Virginia, was awarded on May 29, 2015, a not-to-exceed $8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for target vulnerability assessments and data analysis.

June 12, 2015

Leidos Inc. S&R and Intelligence Systems Services, Reston, Virginia, was awarded on May 29, 2015, a not-to-exceed $7 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laser interaction testing. Contractor will provide well-controlled experimental procedures to quantify the effects of high power continuous-wave (up to MW Class) and high energy pulsed (kJ) lasers interacting with individual materials, multi-material subsystems, and/or fully functional targets.

June 12, 2015

Canadian Commercial Corporation, Ottawa, Canada, was awarded a $70 million firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure interim contractor support and MX sensor sustainment.

June 12, 2015

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $16,172,045 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to modify current wideband remote monitoring sensor software to support wideband global satellite communication upgrades. Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of March 7, 2018. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $16,172,045 were obligated at the time of the award.

June 12, 2015

Blackbox Biometrics Inc., Rochester, New York, has been awarded a maximum $9,371,520 firm-fixed-price contract for concussive force monitoring devices. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification commercial Federal Acquisition Regulation part 12. Location of performance is New York, with a June 9, 2016, performance completion date. Using service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 through fiscal 2016 defense working capital funds.

June 16, 2015
By M. Thomas Davis

The U.S. defense industrial base seems to be going out with a whimper. Only four companies now crack the list of the top 100 U.S. firms based on revenue, and this unwelcome development has occurred against a backdrop of global instability and change.

June 8, 2014
By George I. Seffers
The U.S. Army has received permission to move the WIN-T Increment 2 into full-rate production and fielding.

Following a Defense Acquisition Board program review in May, the U.S. Army has received approval to proceed to full-rate production and fielding of its mobile tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2.

June 8, 2015
By Al Krachman, Esq.

With limited exceptions, all protests originate with disappointed bidders, so on the surface, all protests are the fault of contractors. But how did the contractor find itself with the need to protest?

June 5, 2015

Logos Technologies Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $32,840,745 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for basic and applied research of compact sensor systems that could be flown on platforms such as the RQ-21 Blackjack, Tigershark, and RQ-8 Firescout for the Air Force and Army. The research conducted will leverage previous quick reaction capability efforts in the domains of wide area airborne surveillance, hyperspectral imaging, high-resolution imaging, and light detection and ranging.

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