Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Shift5 Pursues Army CRADA for Advanced Cyber Technology in Ground Systems

April 2, 2020

Arlington, Virginia-based Shift5, Inc., signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) in Warren, Michigan, the company announced on April 2. Under the CRADA, Shift5 will support the GVSC—which is the military's research and development facility for advanced technology in ground vehicle systems—by developing ​advanced cyber defense capabilites to protect such vehicles from cyber attacks.

Navy Awards Northrop $404 Million Contract Mod for Advanced Hawkeye Production

April 2, 2020

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is awarded $404,000,638 for a modification (P00013) to previously awarded, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract N00019-18-C-1037. Work will be performed in St.

Boeing is Providing Mission Training Center Simulation Support

April 2, 2020

The Boeing Co., St Louis, Missouri, has been awarded an $11,083,286 firm-fixed-price-contract modification (P00037) to contract FA8621-16-C-6397 for F-15C and F-15E Mission Training Centers (MTC) services on contractor furnished, high-fidelity simulation equipment. Contractor will provide the simulation capability to train pilots and weapons system operators for F-15C and F-15E aircraft platforms.

Under SBIR Award, Monkton Will Assist Space Force with Mobile Strategy

April 2, 2020

Monkton Inc., Vienna, Virginia, has been awarded a $500,000,000 hybrid firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the commercialization of mobile strategy. This contract provides for the technology and support necessary to enable the Department of Defense to rapidly design, develop and deploy mission enabling solutions to uniformed active duty members, reservist and civil servants that operate at the tactical edge. Work will be performed in Tysons, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by October 1, 2025. This award is the result of a Small

Avarint is Helping to Engineer Interoperability of Digital Integrated Air Defense System

April 2, 2020

Avarint LLC, Buffalo, New York, has been awarded a $52,353,890 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursement, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity engineering service contract in support of the Digital Integrated Air Defense System (DIADS).

L3 is Producing F-16 Simulator Training Devices for the Air Force

April 2, 2020

L3 Technologies Inc., Arlington, Texas, has been awarded a $7,790,997 firm-fixed-price modification (P00031) to previously-awarded task order FA8621-19-F-6251 for F-16 aircraft simulator training program devices. This modification will procure long lead items for the phase one production of the Consolidated Unit-Level Trainer (CUT). These long lead items are necessary for the CUT cockpit and visual system kits. Work will be performed in Arlington, Texas, and is expected to be completed March 31, 2022.

ALEX to Support Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate

April 1, 2020

Dumfries, Virginia-based ALEX - Alternative Experts, LLC announced on April 1 that is was awarded a Joint Non-lethal Weapons Directorate contract. Under the measure, the company will support the Joint Non-lethal Weapons Directorate by providing subject matter experts to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and to eight U.S. Combatant Commands across the globe, related to human effects scientific support and range coordination.

 

 

 

Northrop is Supporting Navy Maritime Surveillance Program

April 1, 2020

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded a $64,343,574 modification (P00011) to previously-awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-18-C-1009 to exercise options for operations and maintenance services in support of the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance - Demonstrator Program, including logistics and sustaining engineering support. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (70%); Rancho Bernardo, California (5%); and at forward operating locations (25%). Work is expected to be complete by June 2021.

Lockheed is Developmentally Flight Testing Joint Strike Fighter

April 1, 2020

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $202,800,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee, undefinitized contract that provides engineering, maintenance, logistics manpower and material support to continue to develop, sustain and produce software builds as well as carryout developmental flight tests in support of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Work will be performed at Edwards Air Force Base, California (40%); Patuxent River, Maryland (39%); Fort Worth, Texas (12%); and Orlando, Florida (9%).

EWR Radar Systems is Supporting Air Force Doppler Radar Program

April 1, 2020

EWR Radar Systems, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $21,529,141 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract providing contractor logistics support for the Portable Doppler Radar program. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 1, 2025. This contract is the result of a sole-source acquisition, and fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,032,593 will be obligated under the minimum purchase delivery order.

Carasoft is Performing Software Maintenance for the Army

April 1, 2020

Carahsoft Technology Corp., Reston, Virginia, was awarded an $11,493,287 modification (P00004) to contract W52P1J-18-F-0029 for software maintenance. Work will be performed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2021. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $11,493,287 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

GBL Systems Preparing Intelligent Software for Automating EA-18 Combat Functions

April 1, 2020

GBL Systems Corp.,* Camarillo, California, is awarded a $7,425,890 modification (P00022) to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee order N68335-18-F-0004 under basic ordering agreement N68335-15-G-0026.

Rockwell Collins is Updating the Crytographics for Navy Tactical Air Command Network

March 31, 2020

Rockwell Collins Inc. (a part of Collins Aerospace), Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is awarded an $8,065,106 cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-20-F-0711) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00421-17-G-0003. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and provides for the cryptographic modernization of the Tactical Air Command Network 1.0/1.1 weapon data link radio for the Navy Harpoon Block II+ (HII+), Joint Standoff Weapon and Small Diameter Bomb Increment II programs. Work is expected to be complete by December 2021.

DARPA Selects Booz Allen for Enterprise Support

March 31, 2020

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $23,361,698 modification (P00039) to previously awarded contract HR0011-16-F-0005 for enterprise support services. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $119,076,169 from $95,714,471. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an expected completion date of May 2021. Fiscal year 2020 research and development funds in the amount of $20,714,282 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Northrop to Inspect and Support Army Tactical Radar Systems

March 31, 2020

Northrup Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $52,633,871 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for inspection, testing and support services for tactical radar systems, including supply chain management and quality assurance. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 30, 2025. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56JSR-20-D-0006).

Test and Evaluation Services is Deploying Technical Infrastructure for the Army

March 31, 2020

Test and Evaluation Services LLC., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $213,853,442 cost-no-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the deployment, operation and maintenance of a technical infrastructure for information operation environments. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of October 9, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-20-D-0012).

Raytheon to Test Digital Airport Surveillance Radar

March 31, 2020

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, Marlborough, Massachusetts, has been awarded an $8,864,121 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Digital Airport Surveillance Radar (DASR) Electronics Equipment Shelter.  Raytheon will be responsible for the procurement of materials and the integration and test of the DASR. The Navy will be responsible for the DASR site preparation, system installation, integration and checkout. Work will be performed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and is expected to be completed by October 2022.

Air Force Turns to Raytheon and L3 for Tactical Waveform Modem R&D

March 31, 2020

Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Massachusetts (FA8808-20-D-0001); and L3-Harris, Camden, New Jersey (FA8808-20-D-0002), have each been awarded a $500,000,000 ceiling, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with corresponding delivery orders valued at $37,639,960 for Raytheon Co., and $30,604,891 for L3-Harris, to develop protected tactical waveform capable modems.  This contract provides for research, development and production of protected tactical waveform capable modems for tactical satellite communication operations.

Rockwell Collins is Upgrading Hawkeye Training System for the Navy

March 31, 2020

Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is awarded a $26,526,245 modification (P00018) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N61340-17-C-0014 for software modernization upgrades to the suite of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training System tactics and flight trainer devices. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by December 2022. Fiscal year 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $26,526,245 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

Global Technical Systems is Assisting the Navy with Computer Processing for Combat Systems

March 31, 2020

Management Services Group Inc.,* doing business as Global Technical Systems, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is awarded a $110,242,536 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-only contract for network, processing, and storage technical insertion 16, Modification 1 production equipment. Work will be performed in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and provides for computer processing and memory, data storage and extraction, network systems, and input and output interfaces to host Navy combat systems and their software applications. Work is expected to be complete by September 2021.

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