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Raytheon to Support Firepower Enhancement Program

August 23, 2017

Raytheon Company of McKinney Texas, is being awarded a maximum ceiling $33,100,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Firepower Enhancement Program (FEP), System Technical Support. The FEP was developed in order to implement a second generation forward looking infrared that met detection and identification ranges under different battlefield conditions as well as a far target location capability.

The sole source contract contains one five-year ordering period from August 21, 2017 through August 20, 2022, and one option consisting of a five-year ordering period from August 21, 2022 through August 20, 2027.  Work will be performed in McKinney, with an expected completion date of August 20, 2027.  Fiscal year (FY) 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $485,500 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire and the end of the current fiscal year. FY 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $335,000 will also be obligated at the time of award, for a total obligation of $820,500. Subsequent funding will be applied to future delivery orders. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is managing the contract activity (M67854-17-D-1249).

Hawaiian Firm to Build Communications and Other Marine Corps Facilities

August 23, 2017

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Incorporated in Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $60,648,252 firm-fixed-price contract for new construction (design-bid-build) of a two story of a regimental consolidated communications/electronics facility and a six story multi-level concrete framed parking facility at Marine Corps Base, Hawaii. The contract also contains one unexercised option, which if exercised would increase cumulative contract value to $63,358,424. Work will be performed in Kaneohe, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by March 2020. Fiscal year 2017 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $60,648,252 are obligated on the award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with five proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is managing the contract (N62742-17-C-1307).

Lockheed to Outfit F-35s with Flight Equipment

August 23, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded (not-to-exceed) $427,088,637 for undefinitized order N0001917F0027 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). The procurement is for ancillary military equipment and pilot flight equipment for the low rate initial production Lot 11 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and foreign military sales (FMS) customers.

Under the contract, work will be performed in Inglewood, California (60 percent); White Plains, New York (25 percent); St. Petersburg, Florida (5 percent); Orlando, Florida (5 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (5 percent). The work is expected to be completed in December 2020. Fiscal year (FY) 2015 aircraft procurement (Air Force and Navy); FY 2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy); FY 2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy); non-DoD participants; and FMS funds in the amount of $212,097,843 are being obligated on this award, $13,234,516 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The order combines purchases for Air Force ($152,080,223; 36 percent); Marine Corps ($84,392,523; 20 percent); Navy ($53,091,592; 12 percent); non-DoD participants ($81,671,979; 19 percent); and FMS customers ($55,852,320; 13 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Government Embracing New Era Technologies

The Cyber Edge
August 23, 2017
By Wes Caldwell



The evolution of hyperconverged infrastructure makes it easier and more cost effective for providers to leverage and deploy applications and solutions.

Northrop Grumman to Develop Laser Range Finders for the Army

August 22, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Apopka, Florida, has been awarded a $12,439,451 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for Army-related laser range finders. The 14-month base contract includes one 14-month option period. Deliveries will begin 360 days after award. Location of performance is Florida, with a June 7, 2019, performance completion date. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2017 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Warren, Michigan (SPRDL1-17-C-0200).

Rockwell Collins to Support Air Force’s KC-10 Avionics System

August 22, 2017

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $10,653,761 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, cost reimbursable, and time and materials contract. Under the contract, Rockwell Collins will provide avionics sustaining engineering services for the KC-10 avionics system. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 17, 2027. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition; only one offer was received. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,915,945 are being obligated. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8105-17-D-0006).

 

Raytheon Will Continue to Support NAVAIR Systems

August 22, 2017

Raytheon Company, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded $11,040,205 for cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursement delivery order 5001 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003) for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Air Traffic, Navigation, Integration, and Coordination System (ATNAVICS) refurbishment and range extension. The effort includes programmatic, technical and engineering services for the NAVAIR ATNAVICS Fleet Support Team. Work will be performed in Largo, Florida (68 percent); and Marlborough, Massachusetts (32 percent). The work is expected to be completed in August 2020. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2017 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $4,046,540 are being obligated, $2,345,535 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is managing the contract activity.

Insitu to Continue to Maintain ScanEagle System

August 22, 2017

Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded $16,880,154 for ceiling-priced modification P00027 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-13-D-0016). Insitu will provide additional parts and supplies to maintain the ScanEagle unmanned aviation system in support of Navy Special Warfare fleet operations. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington, and is expected to be completed in September 2018. Funding will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is managing the contract.

Marine Corps to Get Boost in C4 Systems

August 22, 2017

C4 Planning Solutions LLC, Blythe, Georgia, is being awarded a $48,750,000 five-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for engineering support services for the Marine Corps. The services include technical expertise; assistance with installing fielded command, control, communications and computer (C4) systems; troubleshooting; issue resolution; tactical communications network analysis; diagnostics; maintenance; systems; engineering; technical support; configuration management; and over-the shoulder-training.

Work will be performed at all Marine Corps bases and installations in the United States and is expected to be completed by August 19, 2022. Fiscal-year 2017 operations and maintenance (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $4,699,431 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is managing the contract activity (M68909-17-D-7602).

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