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Firms to Provide Common Hardware Under $775 Million Contract

May 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Blue Tech, San Diego, California; CDWG, Vernon Hills, Illinois; Countertrade, Arvada, Colorado; Dell, Round Rock, Texas; GTSI Corporation, Herndon, Virginia; Intelligent Decisions, Incorporated, Ashburn, Virginia; Iron Bow Technologies, Chantilly, Virginia; ITG/EPLUS, Falls Church, Virginia; NCS Technologies Incorporated, Gainesville, Virginia; and World Wide Technology Incorporated, St. Louis, Missouri, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computer systems, including ruggedized and non-ruggedized desktops and laptops, as well as servers and other associated computer equipment and accessories. This equipment, collectively referred to as Marine Corps Common Hardware Suite computing equipment, will provide standardized computing equipment and worldwide integrated logistics support for the Marine Corps operating forces and to the Department of Navy, while achieving the lowest cost of ownership through centralized procurement of high quality, COTS hardware. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts combined is $775 million and represents a three-year base period with a two-year option, and the companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual delivery order.  Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

APIC Corporation to Develop Integrated Photonics Technology

May 2, 2012
By George Seffers

APIC Corporation, Culver City, California, is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded Section 845 other transaction agreement with a not-to-exceed ceiling price of $16 million for Phase V Network Enable Wavelength Division Multiplexing-Highly Integrated Photonics (NEW-HIP) technology maturation efforts. Efforts will address the advancing system-level technology readiness level; manufacturing readiness level advancement for both the digital and analog network components; and link testing of digital and analog links using the application-specific components developed under the Navy NEW-HIP Program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin to Provide Avionics Systems to Royal Australian Navy

April 23, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $126,512,656 contract modification for the production and delivery of 24 mission avionics systems and common cockpits for the MH-60R for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. In addition, this modification definitizes the previously awarded advance acquisition contract to a firm-fixed-price contract for RAN MH-60R systems.  Work will be performed in Ciudad Real, Spain and various locations throughout the United States. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Honeywell Awarded Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Contract

March 9, 2012
By George Seffers

Honeywell Technology Solutions Incorporated, Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded $28,979,511 for firm-fixed-price task order 0009 under a previously awarded multiple award service contract for Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) Ashore global sustainment. The work to be performed provides for the sustainment of life cycle ATFP Ashore projects to include all system-related hardware and software.  Services to be provided include corrective and preventative maintenance of the equipment/systems, and the response and resolution of service calls.  The task order provides the support necessary to carry out the day-to-day operations and maintenance of ATFP Ashore hardware, software, and related services. The Specialty Center Acquisition, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Navy to Begin Construction of Oceanographic Research Vessel

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

The Navy has awarded $70 million to Dakota Creek Industries Incorporated, Anacortes, Washington, to begin building the second of two modern oceanographic research vessels for the office of Naval Research. The company will begin detail design and construction on the Ocean-class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessel 28. Naval Sea Systems Command previously awarded a contract for AGOR 27, the first of the two new research ships. The recent award brings the Navy's combined shipbuilding investments in the program to $145 million.

U.S. Navy Modifies Low-band Transmitter Contract

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

Sensor and Antenna Systems Incorporated, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $38,956,741 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for 48 low band transmitters; 13 vertical polarized antennas; and 28 horizontal polarized antennas associated with the AN/ALQ-99 low band transmitter. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Awarded $106 Million Aegis Radar Modification

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $106,454,603 contract modification for the production of two AN/SPY-1(D)V radar transmitter groups and one missile fire control system MK 99 Mod 14 in support of DDG 116 and a AN/SPY-1(D)V radar transmitter group for Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System Host Nation 1. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

L-3 Receives Technical and Engineering Support Option

February 24, 2012
By George Seffers

L-3 Services Incorporated, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is being awarded a $9,536,470 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option for technical and engineering support for the Naval Air Systems Command Structures Division (AIR 4.3), to include data analysis, information systems, and software functions of the Structural Appraisal of Fatigue Effects Program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Wins Potential $637 Million CANES Contract

February 1, 2012
By George Seffers

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, has selected Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corporation to develop and produce the Navy's next-generation tactical afloat network, Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES). Northrop Grumman was issued a $36,646,047 delivery order February 1 for the procurement of the CANES network infrastructure to include guided missile destroyer (DDG) variant first article; DDG variant production unit; and multipurpose amphibious assault ship (LHD) variant first article. This contract includes options which, if exercised at the maximum quantities, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $637,773,236.  First installation planned for fleet destroyer in late fiscal year 2012.

Raytheon Supports Advanced Targeting System for F/A-18

December 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $49,900,000 for ceiling priced repair delivery order 7000 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the repair of 40 weapons replaceable assembly/shop replaceable assembly for the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared System used in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. The Naval Supply Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

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