Navy Taps Leidos for Engineering of Guidance Systems

September 1, 2017

Leidos Incorporated of Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $16,962,451 modification to single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00167-15-D-0003 to provide ongoing engineering and technical services for Naval Synthetic Signature Guidance (SSG)-based systems. The services includes scientific, engineering and technical services required for the design, development, fabrication, integration, test, fleet implementation, and maintenance of SSG-based systems. This will include critical documentation of the existing All World Environment Simulation and Periscope Simulation systems and team trainers’ system architecture. The effort supports completion of technical software code and system engineering documentation efforts to allow software updates, system updates and modifications, and full software configuration management by government or future competitive contracted efforts.

Work will be performed at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division’s facilities in West Bethesda, Maryland (65 percent); and at Leidos’s facilities in Bethesda, Maryland (35 percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2019. Fiscal year 2017 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $1,602,500 will be obligated at time of award; and FY 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy) of $1,198,168 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured; the services needed are available from only one responsible source and no other services satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock is the contracting activity.

Sikorsky to Produce Additional CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters for Navy

September 1, 2017

The Navy is awarding Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation of Stratford, Connecticut $303,974,406 for fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00004 to a previously awarded contract (N00019-16-C-0048). The modification will provide for the Lot I low-rate initial production of two CH-53K Heavy Lift helicopters, associated aircraft and programmatic support, logistics support, peculiar support equipment, and spares. Work, performed in Stratford, is expected to be completed by December 2021. Fiscal year 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $303,974,406 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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September 5, 2017
By 1st Lt. Maxim Yershov, USA

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Zodiac to Provide Airborne Instrumentation Equipment for the Navy

August 30, 2017

Zodiac Data Systems Incorporated of Alpharetta, Georgia, is being awarded a $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure airborne instrumentation modular data recorder system hardware and associated repair services for use on Navy F/A-18, V-22, F-35, C130, Triton, and Fire Scout aircraft, and various helicopter platforms. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland and is expected to be completed by August 2022. No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on each delivery order. The contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River is the contracting activity (N00421-17-D-0044).

Trellisware Technologies to Provide Radio Systems for SOCOM

August 30, 2017

Trellisware Technologies Incorporated of San Diego, California, is being awarded a $40,000,000, indefinite–delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Advanced Tactical Scalable Mobile Ad-hoc Network radio systems in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Center.  The work will be performed in San Diego, California, and will have a five-year ordering period ending on August 20, 2022.  Fiscal year 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $54,759 are being obligated at the time of the award for the first delivery order. The contract has been awarded as a result of a Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase III award. The SOCOM Contracting office in Tampa, Florida is the contracting activity (H92222-17-D-0024).

Jacobs Technologies to Support SOCOM

August 30, 2017

Jacobs Technologies of Tullahoma, Tennessee, has been awarded a $771,331,825 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order for enterprise operations and maintenance support services by Special Operations Forces Acquisitions, Technology, and Logistics (SITEC) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The contract will be modified to increase the overall award to $778,644,534, an increase of $7,312,709. The work will be performed in various locations worldwide and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2023, if all options are exercised. The contract has been awarded through a fair opportunity competition under the General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant Large Business Government-wide Acquisition Contract. The request for quotations was submitted to nine GSA contract holders who had opted into the final solicitation process. Four quotations were received.  U.S. Special Operations Command Contracting office, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity (H92222-17-F-0069).

Phoenix Logistics to Provide Simulation Training Equipment

August 30, 2017

Phoenix Logistics Incorporated of Mesa, Arizona, has been awarded a $44,472,641 combination cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price contract to provide the procurement and deployment of the Common Battle Command Simulation Equipment hardware and software licenses. The technology will support the Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation and the Program Manager for Integration Training Environment Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability program of record. Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order. The estimated completion date is August 29, 0222. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W900KK-17-D-0005).

Software Company to Provide Virtual Training Program to the Army

August 29

The Army has awarded a five-year contract to Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) to deliver licenses and support of Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3), a comprehensive desktop training package based on commercial video game technology, for the Army's Games for Training program. The software provides a virtual learning environment for land, air and sea training and mission rehearsal applications. The system includes a content library, scenario development tools and after action review capability. In addition to delivering the software licenses, BISim will provide support and upgraded versions of VBS3, make enhancements to the existing software capabilities, provide online training course support and develop additional capabilities as requested by the Army.

"VBS3 supports a virtual training environment that is flexible, supports repetition, and is available at the point of need," said Brian Domian, Assistant Product Manager, Games for Training, U.S. Army. “The Army has been creative at adapting VBS3 for many varied training requirements and exploiting the development capabilities of VBS3 to create custom training solutions. This contract establishes a direct relationship with BISim that will enable continued collaboration over the next five years."