Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Interior Department Turns to CenturyLink for Secure Network Services and IT Modernization

January 17, 2020

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) selected Monroe, Louisiana-based CenturyLink, Inc. to provide secure network services and IT modernization solutions through the the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions program. Under the task order, the company will help manage core network services and design, engineer, build, secure, operate and maintain DOI’s enterprise network from end to end. This includes providing software-defined wide area network, virtual private network, private line and ethernet transport services.

Raytheon Continues Work on Software Encryption Platform for Air Force Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals

January 16, 2020

Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $36,848,806 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification (P00152) for the software encryption platform (SEP) engineering change effort, under the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T) production contract. The contract action will develop and deliver an updated National Security Agency approved SEP. Work will be performed at Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by March 2023. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition.

Army Contract Mod with Lockheed Martin Continues Engineering Support for Hellfire and Joint Air-to-Ground Missiles

January 16, 2020

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $9,829,327 modification (P00013) to contract W31P4Q-19-C-0071 for engineering services in support of the Hellfire Missile and Joint Air-to-Ground Missile. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of January 15, 2021. Fiscal year 2020 missile procurement, Army funds in the amount of $9,829,327 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

 

 

Raytheon Gets the Nod to Develop Air Force Force Element Terminal for AEHF

January 16, 2020

Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Massachusetts, is awarded a $442,265,464 cost-plus-incentive-fee undefinitized contract action for the force element terminal (FET) development effort. This contract provides for the design, development, testing, integration, and logistical support of a FET system that will transition the B-52 and RC-135 hardened communication terminals from the Military Strategic Tactical Relay satellite communications satellite constellation to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite constellation.

F3EA is Assisting the Army with Special Forces Requirements and Prototyping

January 15, 2020

F3EA Inc.,* Savannah, Georgia, was awarded a $245,000,000 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-sharing, and firm-fixed-price) contract for special operations forces requirements analysis, prototyping, training, operations and rehearsal IV. Bids were solicited via the internet with 10 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of January 14, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-20-D-0005). *Small Business

L3 Harris is Supporting the National Space Defense Center

January 15, 2020

L3 Harris Technologies Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $12,929,064 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification (P01033) to a previously-awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for the National Space Defense Center (NSDC) sustainment effort. The modification provides sustainment support for the NSDC at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, which is housed within the Distributed Space Command and Control – Dahlgren program of record. Work will be performed at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020.

The Air Force is Spending $425 Million in Construction and Renovation at Spangdahlem

January 15, 2020

F.K. Horn GmbH & Co., Kaiserslautern, Germany (FA5613-20-D-0001); SKE Support Services GmbH, Goldbach, Germany (FA561320D0002); Mickan GmbH & Co., Amberg, Germany (FA5613-20-D-0003); BB Government Services GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany (FA5613-20-D-0004); J&J Worldwide Services, Austin, Texas (FA5613-20-D-0005); and Wolff & Müller Government Services GmbH & Co., Stuttgart, Germany (FA5613-20-D-0006), have been awarded an estimated $425,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the multiple award construction contract.

Marine Corps Systems Command Selects ManTech to Provide Support to the Systems Engineering Directorate

January 14, 2020

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command selected Herndon, Virginia-based ManTech International Corporation to provide scientific and technical information support to the command's Systems Engineering Directorate (SED).

Navy Selects AgustaWestland to Supply TH-73A Helos and Training

January 14, 2020
The Navy awarded a new contract to field 130 new TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard to replace the 35-year old TH-57 aircraft, pictured. U.S. Navy photo

The U.S. Navy selected AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation to produce 32 TH-73A helicopters in support of the Advanced Helicopter Training System program.

Lockheed Martin is Supporting DARPA Phase 3 of Integrated Weapon System Program

January 13, 2020

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, has been awarded a $31,938,845 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support the Operational Fires Integrated Weapon System Phase 3 program, which will enable capabilities for a mobile, ground-launched tactical weapon delivery system capable of carrying a variety of payloads to a variety of ranges. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 research and development funds in the amount of $12,920,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

IBM Supplying Solutions to the Army's Enterprise Business System

January 13, 2020

International Business Machines, Bethesda, Maryland, was awarded a $145,808,087 modification (P00072) to contract W52P1J-17-C-0008 for the full range of services and solutions necessary to support and maintain the Army's General Fund Enterprise Business System. Work will be performed in Bethesda, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of January 15, 2021. Fiscal year 2020 operations and maintenance, Army; research, development, test and evaluation, Army; and other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $8,922,318 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

Modern Technology Solutions Gets SBIR Phase III Award to Provide Space Situational Awareness Tools

January 13, 2020

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI), Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract in the amount of $11,141,208 under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase-III program. Under this SBIR Phase III effort, MTSI will mature the technologies developed in the previous Phase I and III contracts, which relate to the acquisition and fusion of data for space situational assessments.

Army Announces Remote Combat Vehicle Contracts

January 9, 2020
Textron describes its Ripsaw M5 Robotic Combat Vehicle as providing speed, mobility and unmanned capability. The company has been selected to provide four medium robotic vehicles to the U.S. Army. QinetiQ North America will be awarded a contract for four light ground robots. Photo courtesy of Textron

The Army intends to award contracts next month to QinetiQ for four light remote combat vehicles and to Textron for four medium vehicles.

North Star Continues L-Band R&D Under SBIR Contract

January 2, 2020

North Star Scientific Corp., Kapolei, Hawaii, is awarded an $11,955,975 firm-fixed-price order (N68335-20-F-0025) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-19-G-0037).

SRC is Researching and Analyzing Electromagnetic Systems for the Air Force

January 2, 2020

SRC Inc., North Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a $13,472,364 modification (P00008) to exercise an option on contract FA7037-17-D-0001 for the Sensor Beam program. The contractor will research, analyze, technically document and perform reviews on electromagnetic systems, events and signatures required by all services and other U.S. agencies. Work will be performed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and is expected to be completed by January 31, 2021. No funds are being obligated at the time of award.

SAIC to Produce Missile Encryption Devices for the Air Force

January 2, 2020

Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $23,000,000 indefinite-quantity contract. This contract is for the full rate production of the Missile Encryption Electronic Device KL-90 units. The contractor will provide KL-90 units, spare parts, engineering support, data and training in support of the U.S. missile sites. Work will be performed at Tampa, Florida, and is expected to be completed by December 29, 2022. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

Bell Boeing is Flight Testing the V-22

January 2, 2020

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, was awarded a $23,279,378 modification (P00003) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N00019-19-F-0031) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002). This modification exercises an option for on-site support, engineering and technical analysis of flight test for V-22 aircraft for the Navy, Air Force and the government of Japan. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (50%); Fort Worth, Texas (25%); and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (25%), and is expected to be competed in December 2020.

Lockheed is Integrating Next Generation Electro-Optical System into F-35

January 2, 2020

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $98,948,397 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N00019-20-F-0377) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-19-G-0008). The order provides for the integration of the Next Generation Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System into all variants of the F-35 aircraft in support of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and non-Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in July 2022.

Naval Contract Mod with Lockheed Martin Continues AEGIS Design and Development

January 2, 2020

Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, was awarded a $138,494,206 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5116) to exercise options for AEGIS Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA) efforts for the design, development, integration, test and delivery of Advanced Capability Build (ACB) 20.

Robotic Research Providing Warfighter Localization Sensor Units to Army BCTs in $16.5 Million Contract

December 18, 2019

Clarksburg, Maryland-based Robotic Research LLC, which specializes in autonomous and robotic technologies, will be supplying the company's warfighter localization sensors, known as WarLoc, to the U.S. Army Product Manager - Sets, Kits Outfits and Tools (PM-SKOT) under a $16.5 million contract. The company will deliver the WarLoc systems to equip four U.S.

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