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Naval Air Warfare Center Purchases Weapon Components

March 27, 2018

Bionetics Corp.,* Heath, Ohio; LC Engineers Inc.,* Rahway, New Jersey; New Directions Technologies Inc.,* Ridgecrest, California; and ZYCI LLC.,* Atlanta, Georgia, are each being awarded an estimated $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The awards provide for the procurement of commercially available types of electronic, mechanical, and fabricated components and systems, as well as chemical and energetic materials and components, including the assembly and finishing of these components and systems in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California. The estimated aggregate ceiling for all contracts is $20,000,000, with the companies having an opportunity to compete for individual orders. Work will be performed at the individual various awardee facilities sites located in Heath; Rahway; Ridgecrest; and Atlanta, and is expected to be completed in March 2023. Fiscal year 2018 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $88,625 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contracts were competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals as a 100 percent small business set-aside; four offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity. * Small Business

 

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Air Force Adds Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missiles

March 27, 2018

Raytheon Missile Co., Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $523,148,647 fixed-price incentive modification (P00001) to previously awarded contract FA8675-18-C-0003 for Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production Lot 31. The modification provides for AMRAAM Production Lot 32 for the production of the AMRAAM missile and other AMRAAM system items. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by January 31, 2021.  This contract involves foreign military sales to Japan, Kuwait, Poland, Indonesia, Qatar, Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Fiscal year 2018 production funds in the amount of $308,016,581; FY 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $3,569,227; and foreign military sales funds in the amount $211,562,839 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Dominance Contracting Office, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

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NetCentrics Supporting Washington Headquarters Services

March 26, 2018

NetCentrics Corp., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $13,614,908 time and material, cost reimbursement contract modification. The contract provides for Joint Service Provider Information Technology Service Delivery support services for Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and the WHS supported organizations. Work performance will take place in the National Capital Region, including the Pentagon, Mark Center and Crystal City, Virginia. Fiscal year 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $13,614,908 are being obligated on award. The expected completion date is June 30, 2018. Washington Headquarters Services, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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Small Businesses Supporting DOD and Naval IT

March 26, 2018

The Navy has awarded a contract to three small businesses, Middletown, Rhode Island-based Rite-Solutions; eScience & Technology Solutions, Inc. of North Charleston, South Carolina; and Ideamatics, Inc. of McLean, Virginia, to support DOD and Navy business applications and information technology (IT) systems under the Rapid Product Development and Sustainment (RaPDS) contracat vehicle. Under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) award from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Sea Warrior Program Office (PMW 240), the companies will provide support to the Navy Fleet as well as DOD and Navy Business System applications ranging from workforce development to administration and criminal justice. The companies will design, develop, modernize and sustain SPAWAR’s Sea Warrior (PMW 240) and Enterprise Systems and Service (PMW 250) IT systems, as part of the Navy Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS). The RaPDS contract has a ceiling of $300,000,000 with a five-year base ordering period covering November 2017 to November 2022. The contract also offers three one-year options, which could extend the work through November 2025. The three awardees will compete for individual task orders under the contract.

“We are very excited to receive this contract award from PMW 240 [and PMW 250],” said Dennis McLaughlin, president and CEO of Rite-Solutions. “It is our largest IDIQ and provides the opportunity for significant business growth with a new DOD customer in our core capability - software engineering.”  

 

 

 

 

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GSD&M Continues Support of Air Force Recruiting

March 20, 2018

GSD&M Idea City LLC, Austin, Texas, has been awarded a $741,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery contract for Air Force Recruiting national advertising and event marketing, DOD reported. The contract provides full-service advertising with all necessary management, supervision, labor, material, and equipment required to plan, create, design, produce, place, evaluate and measure the effectiveness of advertising and special events in support of Air Force active-duty recruiting at the national, regional and local markets. Work will be performed in Austin, Texas, and is expected to be complete by September 30, 2027. The award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. The 338th Specialized Contracting Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-18-D-0008).

The company aims to support the service's innovation in recruiting, according to a press release. The service had redesigned its website, AirForce.com, in an effort to help recruit the next generation of Airmen. GSD&M will continue to add virtual reality and gaming tools to the effort, among other capabilities. Last year, in collaboration with PlayStation, the company created a unique virtual reality experience, called Air Force Special Ops Nightfall, to raise the awareness of Special Operations as a career possibility, as part of the We Need People Who Can Do This campaign.

"The U.S. Air Force’s purpose is to defend America in air, space and cyberspace, and we are honored to extend our 17-year partnership to continue to ensure they have the recruits to do so," said GSD&M CEO Duff Stewart. "Our joint mission is powerful, and we are humbled and extremely proud to do this job for the Air Force every single day. We look forward to the challenges ahead, and, as always, we will Aim High."

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Raytheon Providing Cobra Dane Radar to the Air Force

March 19, 2018

Raytheon Co., Intelligence, Information and Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $511,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Cobra Dane radar. This contract provides the tasks required to operate, maintain, and sustain the Cobra Dane radar. Work will primarily be performed at Eareckson Air Station, Shemya, Alaska, and is expected to be complete by March 2025. This award is a result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity (FA8723-18-D-0003).

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DHA Procures Small Form Factor Laptops

March 16, 2018

The Defense Health Agency is turning to Panamerica Computers Inc., Luray, Virginia, for information technology hardware. A recent $9,326,449 firm fixed priced contract with Panamerica provides for the one-time purchase of 16,199 small form factor desktops which will support the DHA's Windows 10 upgrade effort. The contract award differs from a previous contract awarded on March 8, 2018, by type of computer requirement purchased, laptop vs desktop, for enterprise replacement and upgrade. The requirement was competed as a 100 percent HUBZone set-aside and nine contractors responded with quotes. The requirement is funded with both fiscal year 2016 and 2018; and FY 2017 and 2019 procurement funds. The Contracting Office-Health Information Technology San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.

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