Acquisition and Contracting

May 29, 2015

Cubic Applications Inc., San Diego, has been awarded a $9,900,000 modification (P00001) to increase the contract ceiling to previously awarded contract FA8650-15-D-6580. Contractor will provide solutions to enhance the Air Force chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) counter proliferation and survivability missions program. The contractor will research, test, evaluate and analyze short and long term CBRN technologies.

May 29, 2015

Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $54,809,408 modification (P00012) to requirements-type contract SPRWA1-11-D-0007 for 42 NSNs supporting the joint helmet-mounted cueing system. This is a sole source contract using justification 10 USC 2304(c)(1). This is a firm-fixed-price contract. Locations of performance are Texas and Oregon, with a December 31, 2017, performance completion date. Using services are Air Force, Navy and various Defense Logistics Agency field activities.

May 29, 2015

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,390,906 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-5103) to exercise options for engineering support services in support of the program executive office for integrated warfare systems for AEGIS and AEGIS fleet readiness, Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Future Combat Systems and DDG 1000. This modification combines an effort between the U.S.

May 29, 2015

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $12,037,639 fixed-price-incentive foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia) with options for post-production support services for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2020. One bid was solicited with one received.

May 29, 2015

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) awarded the Combined Orbital Operations Logistics Sustainment (COOLS) contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, the company recently announced. The COOLS contract is valued at $735,514,938. The COOLS contract will provide operations and sustainment support for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), Milstar Block I/II, and Defense Satellite Communications System III (DSCS III) constellations.

June 1, 2015
By Dean Dastvar

Information technology companies, especially in public sector contracts, face one of the great curses of success: the need for speedier and more efficient key processes while controlling cost. One process involves the negotiation, management and preparation of contracts. Because the client—be it federal, state, local or even an international entity—won’t speed up, companies must speed up their contract life cycles and procurement-related activities.

May 27, 2015

The U.S. Department of Defense Information Analysis Center, managed by the Defense Technical Information Center, has awarded ManTech International Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia, a task order under its Defense Systems Technical Area Task contract to provide research, development, test and evaluation support to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Program Manager Marine Intelligence (PMMI), the company has announced. The task order has a five-year period of performance with a contract ceiling of $39.8 million.

May 27, 2015

L-3 Communications Corp., Arlington, Texas, is being awarded $11,802,260 for modification to previously issued firm-fixed-price delivery order 0001 placed against a basic ordering agreement (N61340-12-G-0001) for updates to the F/A-18C/D Footprint Reduction/Storage Area Network.

May 27, 2015

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $24,788,109 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum of 63 aircraft direction finders, radio tuner panels and high frequency radio shipsets for the Navy (47) and the government of Australia (16), in support of the P-8A program. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed in May 2020. This contract combines purchases for the Navy and the government of Australia under a memorandum of agreement.

May 27, 2015

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $69,690,095 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5111) for development and testing of the Japan Aegis Modernization baseline computer programs and equipment. This modification covers efforts to support the upgrade of Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Atago Class Ships (DDGs 177 and 178) from Baseline 7 Phase 1R to Advanced Capability Build 12 with Technology Insertion 12 technology and capability.

May 27, 2015

Northrop Grumman Corp., Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded $7,671,202 for ceiling-priced delivery order 0016 under an existing basic ordering agreement (N00383-12-G-034G) for repair of the Advanced Hawkeye system used on the E-2D aircraft. Work will be performed in Liverpool, New York (73 percent); Woodland Hill, California (9 percent); Davenport, Iowa (8 percent); Marlboro, Massachusetts (6 percent); and North Hollywood, California (4 percent); and work will be completed by May 23, 2016.

May 27, 2015

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a $27,283,219 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-6292) to exercise options for the production of seven TB-37 multi-function towed array (MFTA) production units, tow cables, electro-optical slip rings, drogues and shipping products, and the performance of engineering services. The TB-37 MFTA is the next generation passive and active sonar receiver.

May 26, 2015
By M. Thomas Davis

When it comes to the Budget Control Act and the sequestration cuts associated with it, is it the right response, but the wrong target?

May 22, 2015

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a fixed-price incentive firm and firm-fixed-price $72,068,072 modification (01) to order 077 on the basic ordering agreement FA8620-10-G-3038. Contractor will produce eight additional MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 production configuration aircraft. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $72,068,072 are being obligated at the time of award.

May 22, 2015

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $6,854,158 contract modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00604-13-C-3003) for the operation and maintenance of Navy communication, electronic, and computer systems. Work wi

May 22, 2015

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $34,211,960 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5225) to exercise a one-year option for engineering services, travel and other direct costs in support of the Navy's AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 surface ship undersea warfare system and shore site development systems. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a surface ship undersea warfare combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade

May 22, 2015

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, was awarded a $12,506,746 modification (P00018) to contract W912DY-14-F-0423  for an extension of the Next Generation Technical Services III requirement. The scope of this effort contains the management and technical support necessary to advance high performance computing services, capabilities, infrastructure, and technology. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Stennis Space Center, Mis

May 22, 2015

Raytheon Co., Fort Wayne, Indiana, is being awarded an $11,602,950 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for systems and software engineering services for the ALQ-227 communication countermeasures set for the EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia. This contract provides for up to 48,100 hours of engineering, integration and testing services for the low-band geo-location program.

May 22, 2015

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $21,252,474 modification to a previously awarded advance-acquisition contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the procurement of additional long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of nine full-rate production Lot II P-8A MMA aircraft for the Navy. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed in April 2018.

May 22, 2015

Vectrus Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $160,219,917 modification (P00020) to contract W91RUS-13-C-0006 for operations and maintenance support to communications equipment and information systems, Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, 160th Signal Brigade and subordinate units, Southwest Asia Theater. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Jordan with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2016.

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