Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Air Force Contracts for Geospatial Services to Improve Situational Awareness

January 23, 2019

Quantum Spatial Inc., Petersburg, Florida (FA4452-19-D-A001); Geographic Information Services Inc., Birmingham, Alabama (FA4452-19-D-A002); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (FA4452-19-D-A003); Woolpert Inc., Dayton, Ohio (FA4452-19-D-A004); and KFS LLC, Huntsville, Alabama (FA4452-19-D-A005), have been awarded multiyear indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts with a combined cumulative face value of $46,564,206. The contracts will provide geospatial tasks and support functions for improved shared situational awareness and decision making across the various echelons of militar

Air Force Exercises Battlefield Airborne Communications Node Contract Option

January 23, 2019

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, has been awarded a $149,616,524 modification to contract FA8726-18-C-0005 to exercise Option Year One for Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, payload operations and sustainment. This modification brings the total cumulative value of the contract to $336,869,185. Work will be performed in San Diego and multiple international sites, and is expected to be completed on January 23, 2020. Fiscal year 2019 overseas contingency operations funds; and operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $149,616,524 are being obligated at time of award.

Elbit Supplying the Army with Helmet Mounted Displays

January 23, 2019

Elbit Fort Worth Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $24,360,089 firm-fixed-price contract for the Common Helmet Mounted Display. 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 January 21, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-19-D-0035).

General Dynamics Providing WIN-T Spares for the Army

January 23, 2019

General Dynamics C4 System Inc., Taunton, Massachusetts, was awarded a $26,767,467 firm-fixed-price contract for replenishment spares for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical. One bid was solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of January 23, 2020. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W15P7T-19-F-0030).

The Navy Awards CMMARS Logistics Support Contract

January 23, 2019

AAR Government Services Inc., Wood Dale, Illinois (N61340-19-D-1000); ACET JV LLC,* Waldorf, Maryland (N61340-19-D-1001); Adams Communication & Engineering Technology Inc., Waldorf, Maryland (N61340-19-D-1002); Aircraft Readiness Alliance,* Anchorage, Alaska (N61340-19-D-1003); The Boeing Co., Jacksonville, Florida N61340-19-D-1004); The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (N61340-19-D-1005); DynCorp International, Fort Worth, Texas (N61340-19-D-1006); INNOVAIR LLC,* Chesapeake, Virginia (N61340-19-D-1007); Kay and Associates Inc., Buffalo Grove, Illinois (N61340-19-D-1008); L-3 Communi

Raytheon Providing Dual Band Radar Support to the Navy

January 22, 2019

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, is awarded a $38,140,569 cost-plus-fixed fee, cost only contract for Dual Band Radar (DBR) Design Agent Technical Engineering support efforts. The work to be performed is for engineering services for DBR system upgrades or redesigns, engineering change proposals, product support, test equipment procurement, installation integration support, combat system integration testing, program management support, studies and analysis.

Navy Orders 25 Viper Helicopters from Bell

January 22, 2019

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $439,563,841 for modification P00008 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-17-C-0030). This modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 25 Lot 16 AH-1Z aircraft and 25 stores control units.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo, Texas (40 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2022.

LightGrid is Aiding U.S. Central Command with VoIP and Other Infrastructure Support

January 22, 2019

Virginia Beach, Virginia-based LightGrid LLC announced on January 16 that it had secured a Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Information Communications and Technology (ICT) prime contract. Under the contract, the company will provide support to the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) for critical infrastructure, logistics, and VoIP engineering around the globe.

Siemens Government Technologies Supporting the Air Force's Teamcenter Software

January 19, 2019

Siemens Government Technologies, Arlington, Virginia, has been awarded a $24,586,803 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the reactivation and maintenance of Teamcenter software. This contract provides for the reactivation and maintenance of the Teamcenter software, as well as original equipment manufacturer support for the Air Force. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and is expected to be completed by January 17, 2024.

Lockheed Producing Underwater C2 Tracking and Detection System for the Navy

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, was awarded a $77,758,481 cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive, cost-only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-13-C-5225 for production of the Navy’s AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare System (UWS). The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is the Surface Ship Undersea Warfare combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats.

Navy Invests $249 Million in Electrical, Lighting, Communications and Security Systems

January 19, 2019

Fortis Nova A JV LLC,* Phoenix, Arizona (N62473-19-D-2426); Galindo Electric Inc.,* Vista, California (N62473-19-D-2427); Power Pro Plus Inc.,* Rancho Cucamonga, California (N62473-19-D-2428); Souza Construction Inc.,* Farmersville, California (N62473-19-D-2429); Synergy Electric Co.

NAVAIR Procures Raytheon AIM-9X Tactical Missiles

January 17, 2019

The Raytheon Co. was selected to provide AIM-9X tactical missiles to the military under a $434, 389,104 contract modification. The contract provides for the procurement of AIM-9X Lot 18 production requirements to include 766 AIM-9X Block II all up round tactical missiles.

Sikorsky Providing Logistics Software Updates for CH-53K Aircraft

January 17, 2019

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $7,026,164 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00017 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm/cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0048).  This modification provides for Automated Logistics Environment software maintenance operating systems and obsolescence avoidance in support of the low rate initial production CH-53K aircraft. The work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in October 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,026,164 will

BAE Systems Repairing Systems on the USS Halsey

January 16, 2019

BAE Systems Hawaii Shipyards Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded a not-to-exceed $9,576,151 undefinitized contract action modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-14-C-4412 for scheduled Surface Incremental Availability (SIA) on USS Halsey (DDG 97). The scheduled SIA is the opportunity in the ship’s life cycle primarily to conduct structural repairs and alteration to systems. Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by May 2019.

Global Technical Systems Supplying Electronic Warfare Common Processor Systems Related Support

January 16, 2019

Global Technical Systems Inc.*, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is awarded an $8,510,970 firm-fixed–price delivery order N00024-19-F-5610 under previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00024-14-D-5213 for the procurement of 15 Common Processing System (CPS) Technical Instruction Twelve Hybrid (TI-12H) water-cooled production units for Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program and two CPS TI-12H air-cooled production units for ship self defense systems.

U.S. Navy Elects to Construct Another Freedom-Variant LCS

January 16, 2019
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The U.S. Navy commissioned the littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Wichita, LCS-13, on January 12. Lockheed Martin Corp. and its team, including Fincantieri Marinette Marine, built the Freedom-variant ship, pictured conducting acceptance trials in Lake Michigan in July 2018. The Navy has tapped the team to build an additional Freedom-variant ship, LCS-31, under a contract option exercised on January 15. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corp.

The new littoral combat ship will be another lethal, fast, maneuverable, flexible tool for the nation’s defense.


CACI to Support a Defense Health Agency IT System

January 19, 2019

CACI NSS Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, was competitively awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for $8,582,382 on January 11, 2019.  Contract has an effective date of January 29, 2019.

Raytheon to Give Engineering Service Support for the Aegis Radar and Mk Fire Control Systems

January 15, 2019

Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded $9,347,391 for cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order N6339419F0002 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N6339417G5103) for engineering services in support of the Aegis SPY-1 radar and Mk 99 fire control system. The order will provide technical, logistical and engineering services from the original equipment manufacturer. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this order to $19,497,003.

DOD Awards Microsoft $1.7 Billion Contract

January 15, 2019

Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington, is awarded an estimated $1,760,000,000 value single-award, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Microsoft Enterprise Services for the Department of Defense (DoD), Coast Guard, and intelligence community. Support includes Microsoft product engineering services for software developers and product teams to leverage a range of proprietary resources and source-code, and Microsoft premier support for tools, knowledge database, problem resolution assistance, and custom changes to Microsoft source-code when applicable.

Navy's InfoWar Research Project Awards First Contract

January 15, 2019
Posted by George I. Seffers
A Navy electronics technician conducts maintenance on a radar aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Navy has announced the first contract award under the Information Warfare Research Project. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Released

The goal of the upgraded technology is to replace the current LARCS to meet the critical communication requirements for Marine training ranges.