Acquisition and Contracting Blog

KewW Corp. to Research Radio Frequency Comprehensive Exploitation

July 21, 2017

The KeyW Corp., Hanover, Maryland, has been awarded a $23,924,180 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Research to Advance Comprehensive Exploitation of Radio Frequency (RF) Research and Development (R&D) program.

Small Businesses to Support U.S. Army’s PEO EIS

July 21, 2017

eScience & Technology Solutions Inc.,* North Charleston, South Carolina (N0003917D0011); IDEAMATICS Inc.,* McLean, Virginia (N0003917D0012); and Rite-Solutions Inc.,* Pawcatuck, Connecticut (N0003917D0013), are being awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the rapid product development and sustainment contract vehicle to support the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) in the design, development, implementation and sustainment of information technology systems and software supporting enterprise business services, pe

Northrop Grumman to Operate and Maintain U.S. Strategic Command C2 Capabilities

July 18, 2017
A Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter intercepts a U.S. Strategic Command B-52 bomber over Canada as part of a coordinated exercise. Northrop Grumman is being awarded a $98 million contract to operate and maintain Strategic Command’s command and control capabilities.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia; and Bellevue, Nebraska, has been awarded a $98,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus incentive-fee contract action for the overall operations and maintenance of command and control capabilities for U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).

A Golden Age in Federal Technology Procurement

July 12, 2017
By Ray Potter

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's benchmark for encryption modules has seen recent innovation, opening the playing field for competition.

IARPA Announces Two Proposer Day Conferences

July 10, 2017

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will host two proposers’ day conferences later this month

Boeing Awarded AWACS Sustainment Contract

July 10, 2017
Boeing has been awarded $92,900,000 for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) sustainment engineering and technical support.

The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $92,900,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, five-year ordering period, for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) sustainment engineering and technical support. This contract provides for support to the E-3 AWACS division and will also generate technical requirements for the Air Force, Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), United Kingdom (UK) and French Republic (FR).

Raytheon to Deliver Identification Friend or Foe Transponders

July 10, 2017

Raytheon Co., Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, has been awarded a $78,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for delivery of identification friend or foe transponders and ancillary equipment. Work will be performed at Largo, Florida, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 6, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017 procurement funds in the amount of $1,439,380 are being obligated at the time of award.

Arcturus UAV Wins $475 Million ISR Contract

May 28, 2017
Arcturus UAV, which produces the JUMP 20, has been awarded a $420 million mid-endurance unmanned aircraft system contract.

Arcturus UAV, Rohnert Park, California, is being awarded one of three indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts for a maximum of $475,000,000 for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS III) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services at multiple locations worldwide. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $150,000 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition and eight responsive proposals were received.

Huntington Ingalls to Add SPY-6 Radar to DDG 125

May 28, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi, is being awarded a fixed-price-incentive-firm target modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-2307) for incorporation of the Flight III baseline on DDG 125. Flight III will incorporate the SPY-6 (Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) and upgrade the electrical power and cooling capacity plus additional associated changes.

Northrop Grumman to Provide Flight Management System for Advanced Hawkeye

June 28, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded $34,500,117 for delivery order N00019-17-F-1604 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) for incorporation of a flight management system into the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. This order includes integrating, installing, testing and certifying the flight management system. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, California (52.7 percent); and Melbourne, Florida (47.3 percent), and is expected to be

Multiple Firms to Develop Non-Lethal Weapons

June 28, 2017

American Systems Corp., Chantilly, Virginia (N00174-17-D-0031); Applied Technologies Inc.,* King George, Virginia (N00174-17-D-0032); Applied Research Associates, Arlington, Virginia (N00174-17-D-0033); and Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (N00174-17-D-0034), are being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts for non-lethal weapons and research and development. This requirement is for the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) and other Department of Defense non-lethal weapons (NLW) programs entities to pursue NLW research and development across

AAI Awarded Unmanned Aircraft System Contract Extension

June 28, 2017

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland, is being awarded a maximum $30,000,000 modification for a non-competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems (MEUAS 2.0-B) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services at multiple locations worldwide. This contract is being extended for a period of up to 12 months for a maximum not-to-exceed value of the contract to $105,000,000.

SRI Awarded Biometrics Contract

June 28, 2017

SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., has announced it has been awarded a four-year $12.5 million contract by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) National Intelligence Directorate’s Odin Program to research and develop “dynamic biometrics” able to better detect attempts to evade or deceive biometric security systems, such as fingerprint, iris and face scanners.

Strategic Mission Systems to Support E-4B National and Nuclear Communications

June 26, 2017
Strategic Mission Systems LLC, Midwest City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $73,100,000 contract for national and nuclear communications support for the E-4B aircraft fleet.

Strategic Mission Systems LLC, Midwest City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $73,100,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for national and nuclear communications support for the E-4B fleet. Contractor will provide management, engineering services, field service representatives, mission support facilities operations and management, software engineering services and material support.

Boecore to Support Shared Early Warning System

June 26, 2017

Boecore Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $93,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for shared early warning system (SEWS) support. Contractor will provide sustainment, operations, maintenance and support of SEWS under Air Force Space Command responsibility. Work will be performed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2022. This contract involves foreign military sales to combatant commands and combatant command-sponsored foreign partners.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $130 Million Sonar System Contract

June 23, 2017

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $130,827,895 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost reimbursement contract for the procurement of Technical Insertion 18-20 Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) engineering services. The A-RCI TI 18-20 engineering services provide engineering development to support modernization requirements. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (88 percent); and the governments of Canada (6 percent); Australia (4 percent); England (1 percent); and Japan (1

U.S. Navy Modifies Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance Contract

June 23, 2017

Arête Associates, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded an $8,522,007 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61331-11-C-0007) for the engineering, manufacturing, production and delivery of AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block 1 subassemblies to support the littoral combat ship mine countermeasures mission. This contract modification exercises the options for the COBRA subassemblies integration and the post-delivery technical support. The primary mission of AN/DVS-1 COBRA program is to conduct

Leidos to Install Surface Ship Undersea Warfare Systems

June 23, 2017

Leidos Innovations Corp., Gaithersburg, Maryland, is being awarded a $27,440,459 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-only modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-5202) to exercise options for the material travel, other direct cost and direct cost for integrated logistic support, core waterfront support and the installation of the Navy’s AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 surface ship undersea warfare systems. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a surface ship undersea warfare combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize

FBI Awards $100 Million Ad Hoc Networking Contract

June 20, 2017

The FBI recently awarded a $100 million, multi-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for Tactical Mesh/Mobile Ad Hoc Network Systems to support the bureau’s Operational Technology Division.

Four Companies to Produce Automated Digital Network System-Increment III

June 20, 2017

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (N00039-17-D-0006); Leidos, Reston, Virginia (N00039-17-D-0007); SAIC, McLean, Virginia (N00039-17-D-0008); and Serco Inc., Reston, Virginia (N00039-17-D-0009), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract for Automated Digital Network System (ADNS) – Increment III