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FBI Awards $100 Million Ad Hoc Networking Contract

June 20, 2017

The FBI recently awarded a $100 million, multi-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for Tactical Mesh/Mobile Ad Hoc Network Systems to support the bureau’s Operational Technology Division. The small business set aside award goes to Persistent Systems LLC, New York, New York; TrellisWare Technologies, San Diego; Brimtek, Ashburn, Virginia, Domo Tactical Communications, Pinellas Park, Florida; Silvus Technologies, Los Angeles, California; Harris Corporation, Lynchburg, Virginia; and General Dynamics, Scottsdale, Arizona.

In a written announcement, Persistent Systems officials say they will provide the MPU5 smart radio, which provides a self-forming, self-healing, and scalable wireless Internet protocol network.

 

Four Companies to Produce Automated Digital Network System-Increment III

June 20, 2017

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (N00039-17-D-0006); Leidos, Reston, Virginia (N00039-17-D-0007); SAIC, McLean, Virginia (N00039-17-D-0008); and Serco Inc., Reston, Virginia (N00039-17-D-0009), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract for Automated Digital Network System (ADNS) – Increment III production units. ADNS Increment III production units and supplies support the tactical wide area network (WAN) component of the naval communications system, providing surface ship, submarine, airborne, tactical-shore and shore-based WAN gateway services management. ADNS Increment III increases network capacity by adding the ability to utilize higher bandwidth available with newer satellite communication systems. The estimated cumulative value of the multiple award contracts is $492,400,000. The contracts have an eight-year ordering period up to the contract award amount. There are no option years provided in this contract. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Sterling, Virginia; Poway, California; and San Diego, California. Work is expected to be completed by June 2025.  Fiscal 2017 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $5,000 will be applied to each of the four contracts with an initial delivery order issued to each contractor at the time of award.

U.S. Navy Modifies AEGIS Radar Contract

June 20, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $61,271,837 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5132) to exercise options for technical engineering, configuration management, associated equipment/supplies, quality assurance, information assurance, and other operation and maintenance efforts required for the AEGIS development and test sites, including the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site, SPY-1A Test Facility and the Naval Systems Computing Center. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by June 2018. Fiscal 2013 and 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy); 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation (Navy); and foreign military sales funding in the amount of $16,071,586 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

 

 

General Dynamics Awarded Prophet Contract

June 16, 2017

General Dynamics Mission Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, was awarded a $250,000,000 hybrid cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract to modify, test, train and sustain the Prophet System, a tactical signals intelligence and electronic warfare capability. One bid was solicited and one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 15, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56KGY-17-D-0006).

 

Jeppesen Sanderson to Provide P-8A Software for Multiple Countries

June 16, 2017

Jeppesen Sanderson Inc., Englewood, Colorado, is being awarded a $13,846,460 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of performance planning software tools in support of the P-8A aircraft for the Navy and the governments of Australia, UK, Norway, and New Zealand. The software tools include MilPlanner, FliteDeck Pro, On-Board Performance Tool (OPT) database and OPT software, and provides an accurate, portable and error tolerant electronic means of calculating aircraft performance. Additionally, the NAV Database tool is required by the P-8A to provide aeronautical radio incorporated (ARINC)-424 navigational data. Work will be performed in Englewood, Colorado, and is expected to be completed in May 2022. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy); 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy); 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); and cooperative program funds in the amount of $1,344,299 are being obligated at time of award, $843,053 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases with the Navy ($12,431,351; 89.78 percent), and the governments of the UK ($279,699; 2.02 percent); Norway ($117,695; .85 percent); and New Zealand ($45,693; .33 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program and the cooperative program - Australia ($972,022; 7.02 percent). This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-17-D-0017).

 

L3 to Provide Video Data Link Training

June 16, 2017

L3 Technologies, Salt Lake City, Utah, has been awarded a $90,700,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for hardware, sustainment, and training of video data link devices. Work will be performed at Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be complete by May 16, 2022. This contract involves foreign military sales to Australia with the potential for other approved countries to join the contract. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $12,560,947 are being obligated at the time of award on the first delivery order. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8629-17-D-5001).

 

Gryphon Awarded Sea-Based X-Band Radar Contract

June 16, 2017

Gryphon Technologies LLC, Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a $57,675,835 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract, including options for sea-based X-band (SBX) radar mission integration. This contract provides for communication operations and support for the SBX Strategic Mission. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; and Honolulu, Hawaii, with an expected completion date of June 14, 2024. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,000,000 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the buying activity (HQ0147-17-C-0040).

 

U.S. Navy Procures Rockwell Trainer System

June 16, 2017

Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $34,190,336 firm-fixed-priced contract for procurement of one E2-D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer in support of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems III effort. In addition, this contract provides for aircraft-to-simulator concurrency updates; aircraft change directives/engineering change proposals to be retrofitted into other Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS) devices (tactics trainer, simulated maintenance trainer, power plant trainer, aircrew procedure trainer, operational flight trainer); integration and testing of third party software applications; address obsolescence issues across the suite of HITS devices; delivery of integrated interoperable devices, technical data, training (maintenance, user, and cyber security and software support); and training system logistics support. Work will be performed in Point Mugu, California, and is expected to be completed by August 2020. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $34,190,336 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competed and was procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1). The Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (N61340-17-C-0014).

 

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