Acquisition and Contracting Blog

MyPilotStore Providing Headsets

November 21, 2017

MyPlane Incorporated, doing business as MyPilotStore,* Scottsdale, Arizona, has been awarded a maximum $15,615,663 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for electrical headsets. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is a three-year base contract with two one-year option periods. Maximum dollar amount is for the life of the contract, including options. Locations of performance are Arizona and Massachusetts, with a November 19, 2022, performance completion date. Using military service is Air Force.

Navy Adding COBRA Support

November 21, 2017

Arête Associates,* Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $7,455,192 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N61331-11-C-0007) to provide Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) program systems support for the AN/DVS-1 COBRA Block 1 system and support equipment. The primary mission of AN/DVS-1 COBRA program is to conduct unmanned aerial tactical reconnaissance in littoral battlespace for detection and localization of mine fields and obstacles in the surf zone and beach zone prior to amphibious assault.

Iridium Supporting Commercial Satellite Services for the Navy

November 21, 2017

Iridium Satellite LLC of McLean, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,912,007 cost-plus-fixed-fee option under a previously awarded contract (N00178-17-C-0001) to support commercial satellite-based network services for the DOD in the areas of satellite, ground node, user equipment/terminal software and hardware development, integration and testing. This option is for a follow-on requirement to procure continued communication support services that may be implemented for use in tactical, operational and strategic-level Department of Defense activities.

Lockheed Rotary to Provide Acoustic Services to Navy

November 21, 2017

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $122,259,347 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-17-C-6259) to exercise an option period for the procurement of Technical Insertion 18-20 Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-the-Shelf Insertion engineering services. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (95 percent); and Clearwater, Florida (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2018.

Spectrum to Support Air Force C2ISR efforts

November 17, 2017

Spectrum Comm Incorporated of Newport News, Virginia, has been awarded a $22,431,365 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the enterprise contracted logistics support and provides for an enterprise approach to total lifecycle logistics support and specialized global supply chain management for supported command and control intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft weapon systems. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, with an expected completion date of November 30, 2023.

Air Force Switching Out B-52 Combat Network Technology

November 17, 2017

The Boeing Company, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $23,832,538 fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00061) to a previously awarded contract (FA8628-15-C-2251) for 10 full-rate production combat network communication technology upgrade kits for the B-52 bombers. Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with an expected completion date of October 16, 2019. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $23,832,538 are being obligated at time of award.

Navy Upgrading Radar for Aircraft

November 17, 2017

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $7,564,015 firm-fixed-price delivery order (N0001918F0590) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003).  This delivery order provides for the life-of-type-buy of 6,416 general purpose controllers (GPC) to mitigate GPC obsolescence issues associated with configuration D radar upgrades impacting F/A-18E-F and G radar retrofits.  Work will be performed in El Segundo and is expected to be completed in February 2018.  Fiscal year 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,564,015 will be obli

Raytheon Supporting Naval Minehunting Program

November 17, 2017

Raytheon Co., Keyport, Washington, is being awarded $9,600,000 for cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitzed contract action under delivery order N0002418F6303 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N61331-17-D-0001) for design efforts and long lead material procurement for deploy and retrieve systems in support of the AN/AQS-20 Minehunting program. The highly specialized equipment will deploy, tow, and retrieve the AN/AQS-20 sonar in support of minehunting operations.  This system is in support of the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasures Mission Package te

Rockwell Collins Providing Bandwidth Expansion System to Naval Aircraft

November 17, 2017

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $12,733,727 for modification P00068 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0004) to exercise an option for the installation of Block I/Internet Protocol Bandwidth Expansion Phase 3/Block IA Very Low Transmit Terminal/Nuclear Planning and Execution System kit on one E-6B aircraft.  This modification also provides for field support engineering, training, software licenses, technology refresh activities and travel funding in support of E-6B Block I full-rate production. Work will be performed in Oklahom

Navy Boosting its C4I Capabilities

November 17, 2017

The Navy has selected four companies to assist in improving its command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence efforts (C4I). General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia, is being awarded a $31,814,166; KAB Laboratories Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Epsilon Systems Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $31,354,800; Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Linthicum, Maryland, is being awarded a $30,733,995; and Science Application International Corporation of McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $33,125,547.

Navy Upgrading Airborne Instrumentation

November 17, 2017

Teletronics, a Curtiss Wright Company, in Newtown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $45,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of airborne instrumentation data acquisition hardware and associated repair services to support the Naval Air Systems Command’s Air Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation Department (AIR 5.2).  Hardware includes data acquisition units, solid state recorders, high speed sampling devices, signal conditioners, power supplies, and other items which come together to form complete airborne instrumentation data acquisition systems fo

Lockheed Martin Space Systems to Continue to Support Mobile User Objective System for Navy

November 17, 2017

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a $92,900,000 modification to the previously awarded Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) cost-plus-award fee contract (N00039-04-C-2009) for engineering services, interim logistics services, spares and associated material. MUOS is a narrowband military satellite communications system that supports a worldwide, multiservice population of users, providing modern netcentric communications capabilities while supporting legacy terminals.

Army Buys Maranatha Handsets

November 15, 2017

Maranatha Industries Incorporated of Payne, Ohio, has been awarded a maximum $13,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract for handsets. It was under a competitive acquisition with one offer received. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Ohio, with a November 14, 2022, performance completion date. Type of appropriation is Fiscal Year 2018 through 2023 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (SPRBL1-18-D-0001).

 

 

 

Navy Modifying Systems for the H-60 Seahawk Helicopter

November 15, 2017

The U.S. Navy has contracted with CSRA LLC, a subsidiary of CSRA Inc., to provide design, fabrication, assembly, and support for the rapid prototyping and system installation of engineering change-modifications to the H-60 Seahawk helicopters. The $38.5 million task order under the R2-3G contract will be performed at the company's New Bern, North Carolina facility, and primary government locations at the Naval Base in Coronado, California and Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia.

UltiSat Will Provide Humanitarian SATCOM

November 15, 2017

UltiSat, Incorporated of Gaithersburg, Maryland was awarded a 5-year master services agreement (MSA) to provide satellite communications products and services for a global humanitarian non-governmental organization (NGO) with operations in the Middle East. Under this MSA, UltiSat will provide  very small aperture terminal (VSAT) equipment, training and managed network services to the organization’s field offices across the Middle East.

Infoscitex to Support Army's Synergistic Unmanned Intelligent Teaming Program

November 15, 2017

DCS Corporation subsidiary Infoscitex Corporation was awarded a three-year research contract with the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC) to support the Army's Synergistic Unmanned Intelligent Teaming (SUMIT) evaluations program. The SUMIT program will evaluate the impact of new and recent autonomy, decision aiding, and human-machine interface technologies in Army Aviation missions under AMRDEC's Aviation Development Directorate.

Air Force Purchases Pre-Launch Transponder

November 14, 2017

Artel LLC of Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded an $18,917,600 firm-fixed-price contract for one pre-launch 108MHz transponder. Work will be performed at a location to be determined, with an expected completion date of December 31, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, and two offers were received. Space and Missiles Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8808-18-C-0003).

SiCore to Assess Cyber Vulnerabilities of Air Force Weapons

November 14, 2017

SiCore Technologies Incorporated, Farmingdale, New York, has been awarded a $47,900,000 modification (P00002) to a previously awarded contract (FA8650-16-D-1712) for research and development, to provide the investigation and development of methodologies, tools, techniques, and innovative solutions to identify susceptibilities and mitigate vulnerabilities in Air Force weapon systems, and protect those systems against cyber-attack.

Air Force Adding Microwave Imaging Capabilities for Low Earth Orbit Satellite

November 14, 2017

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, has been awarded a $93,713,423 firm-fixed-price contract for weather system follow-on microwave and will provide for system design and risk reduction of a low earth orbit satellite with a passive microwave imaging radiometer instrument and hosted government furnished energetic charged particles sensor.  Work will be performed in Boulder, Colorado, with an expected completion date of November 15, 2019.

North Star Designing and Testing Navy Amplifier

November 14, 2017

North Star Scientific Corporation,* Kapolei, Hawaii, is being awarded a $14,015,755 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the design, engineering development, fabrication, and prototype testing of a replacement 1,000-watt Joint Tactical Information Distribution System high power amplifier in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Link-16 datalink and associated capabilities.

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