Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Sev1Tech Assisting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Program

November 13, 2018

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) awarded a five-year, $40 million contract to Woodbridge, Virginia-based Sev1Tech to support CBP's ​Enterprise Network Architecture and Engineering Support Services (ENAESS) program.

Ball Aerospace Supporting Air Force SMC Weather System Space Vehicle

November 9, 2018

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colorado, has been awarded a $255,418,494 firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00008) to previously awarded contract FA8810-18-C-0002 for the Weather System Follow-on Microwave. The contract modification provides for the exercise of an option for development and fabrication of the Weather System Follow-on Microwave Space Vehicle 1. Work will be performed in Boulder, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by January 15, 2023. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds are being obligated at the time of award.

The Navy Extends N-GEN Contract with Enterprise Services

November 9, 2018

Enterprise Services LLC, Herndon, Virginia, is awarded a potential maximum value $485,965,204 modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity existing Next Generation Enterprise Network contract (N00039-13-D-0013). This modification will add a new option period that will extend the potential ordering period by eight months from October 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020. Current and future work will be performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Guam, Korea and Japan. No additional funding will be placed on contract or obligated at the time of modification award.

The Navy is Refurbishing TR-343 Sonar Transducers

November 8, 2018

Canadian Commercial Corp., Ontario, Canada, is awarded a $9,999,999 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the refurbishment and manufacturing of the TR-343 transducer tube assemblies in support of the repair of TR-343 sonar transducers. The transducer tube assemblies are a critical component of the TR-343 transducer used in the AN/SQS-53C hull-mounted sonar array subsystem for the AN/SQQ-89(V) acoustic sonar weapons system. Work will be performed in Toronto, Canada, and is expected to be completed by November 2023.

Air Force Contracts for Chemical and Biological Threat R&D

November 8, 2018

Materials Engineering and Technical Support Services, Westerville, Ohio, has been awarded a $9,750,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research, development, test and evaluation of methods and technologies to mitigate chemical and biological threat hazards.

Boeing Reparing Guidance and Navigation Systems for the Air Force

November 8, 2018

The Boeing Co., Heath, Ohio, has been awarded an $18,491,168, requirements task order for guidance and navigation system repairs for multiple aircraft platforms. Work will be performed in Heath, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by September 29, 2019. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2019 working capital funds in the amount of $18,491,168, are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8117-15-F-0030).

Firms Compete for $4 Billion Army Security Support Contract Orders

November 8, 2018

Aegis Defense Services LLC, McLean, Virginia (W52P1J-19-D-0001); Janus Global Operations LLC, Lenoir City, Tennessee (W52P1J-19-D-0002); Reed International Inc., Leesburg, Virginia (W52P1J-19-D-0003); Sallyport Global Services, Reston, Virginia (W52P1J-19-D-0004); and Triple Canopy Inc., Reston, Virginia (W52P1J-19-D-0005), will compete for each order of the $4,000,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for security support services. Bids were solicited via the internet with seven received.

The Navy Raises the Contract Ceiling for GDIT's Support of Personnel Modernization Effort

November 7, 2018

General Dynamics Information Technology's (GDIT's) contract ceiling for the U.S. Navy's Personnel Modernization (PERSMOD) contract will increase from $177 million to $270.2 million, the company reported last month. Under the contract, GDIT supports the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS), a primary human resource system for the Navy that performs personnel management, pay and entitlement transactions and leave for over $34 billion worth of the Navy’s annual personnel budget.

Applied Research Solutions Helping to Develop Multi-Domain Technologies for the Air Force

November 7, 2018

Applied Research Solutions, Beavercreek, Ohio, has been awarded a $38,788,878 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, plus an option amount of $5,967,447, for sensing, learning, autonomy, and knowledge engineering research and development. This contract is to conduct research and develop multi-domain technologies and strategies to orchestrate closed-loop sensing that manages knowledge from environment understanding to mission effects, across multiple missions. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and in Dayton, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by March 4, 2024.

HRL Laboratories Awarded DARPA Completion Contract for the Millimeter-Wave GaN Project

November 7, 2018

HRL Laboratories LLC, Malibu, California, was awarded a $9,155,987 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) millimeter-wave GaN maturation project. Work will be performed in Malibu, California (97 percent); and Huntington Beach, California (3 percent), with an expected completion date of April 2020. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,208,000 are being obligated at time of award.

Sev1Tech to Support the Army's Responsive Strategic Sourcing Program Office

November 7, 2018

The Army Contracting Command (ACC) selected Sev1Tech to support the Army's Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services (RS3) Program Office. Under the contract, Sev1Tech will provide support services that center on command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities through a multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle. The RS3 Program Office is responsible for ensuring warfighter operational readiness by delivering program management and procurement services.

Boeing Supporting the Navy's Infrared Search and Track Effort

November 6, 2018

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded $12,106,016 for modification P00003 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-18-C-1022) in support of the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Block II Phase 2 non-recurring engineering effort. This modification incorporates an engineering development model and upgrades two sets of IRST Block I system weapon replacement assemblies.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (73 percent); and St.

Transoceanic Cable Ship Co. Assisting With Cable-Laying for the Navy

November 6, 2018

Transoceanic Cable Ship Co. LLC, Baltimore, Maryland, is awarded a $35,952,500 firm-fixed-price contract for the time charter services of a cable-laying and repair ship. This contract contains options, which if exercised, would bring the contract value to $224,619,153. Work will be performed worldwide, and is expected to be completed January 10, 2019. If options are exercised, work will continue through November 2023.

Raytheon Performing Research and Development for DARPA's MIDAS Project

November 6, 2018

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded an $11,532,469, competitive, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the research and development of Millimeter-Wave Digital Arrays (MIDAS) Defense Advanced Research Projects Activity program. The contractor will address the MIDAS program goals through innovations in digital tile architecture and integrated, scalable apertures with groundbreaking transmit and receive components.

Air Force Purchases More MQ-9 Reapers

November 6, 2018

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $263,403,355 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper production. This contract provides for the production of the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft in the fiscal year 2018 production configuration. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by November 30, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017 and 2018 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $263,403,355 are being obligated at the time of award.

Lockheed Helping to Produce Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile

November 6, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $350,000,000 increase to an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) production support.  Contractor will provide lifecycle support for all efforts related to JASSM, Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, JASSM-Extended Range, and any JASSM variant in the areas of system upgrades, integration, production, sustainment, management and logistical support. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be completed by April 17, 2022.

Boeing to Deliver Avenger Fire Control Computers to Redstone

November 5, 2018

The Boeing Co. Huntsville Division, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $23,700,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the manufacture, test and deliver of Avenger fire control computers. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; and Tukwila, Washington, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2020. Fiscal  year 2018 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $23,700,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W13P4Q-19-C-0024).

T & E Technologies Supporting the Naval Air Warfare Center's Range Sustainability Office

November 5, 2018

T&E Technologies LLC,* Anchorage, Alaska, was awarded a $16,943,111 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides for technical, environmental, and encroachment services in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Range Sustainability Office. Services to be provided include encroachment analysis, environmental studies and documentation, natural resources documentation, geospatial analysis for resource management and land use planning and geophysical resources analysis.

DRS Supplying Infrared Sensors and Equipment to the Navy

November 5, 2018

DRS Network & Imaging Systems LLC, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded an $18,906,754 modification (P00010) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-16-C-0015) for the procurement of 121 distributed aperture infrared countermeasure sensors and 30 processors for the Navy for MH-60, AH-1Z, and UH-1Y aircraft. Work will be performed in Dallas, Texas, and is expected to be completed in February 2021.

Raytheon Supporting Naval DDG 1000 Ship Systems Integration

November 5, 2018

Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Massachusetts, is awarded a $34,068,452 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-17-C-5145 to exercise options for DDG 1000 ship class integrated logistics support and engineering services. The DDG 1000 ship class is a multi-mission surface combatant designed to fulfill volume firepower and precision strike requirements.

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