Acquisition and Contracting

Rear Adm. William R. Merz, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems, N-9, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

Spectrum Comm Incorporated of Newport News, Virginia, has been awarded a $22,431,365 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the enterprise contracted logistics support and provides for an enterprise approach to total lifecycle logistics support and specialized global supply chain management for supported command and control intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft weapon systems. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, with an expected completion date of November 30, 2023.

The Boeing Company, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $23,832,538 fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00061) to a previously awarded contract (FA8628-15-C-2251) for 10 full-rate production combat network communication technology upgrade kits for the B-52 bombers. Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with an expected completion date of October 16, 2019. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $23,832,538 are being obligated at time of award.

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $7,564,015 firm-fixed-price delivery order (N0001918F0590) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003).  This delivery order provides for the life-of-type-buy of 6,416 general purpose controllers (GPC) to mitigate GPC obsolescence issues associated with configuration D radar upgrades impacting F/A-18E-F and G radar retrofits.  Work will be performed in El Segundo and is expected to be completed in February 2018.  Fiscal year 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,564,015 will be obli

Raytheon Co., Keyport, Washington, is being awarded $9,600,000 for cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitzed contract action under delivery order N0002418F6303 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N61331-17-D-0001) for design efforts and long lead material procurement for deploy and retrieve systems in support of the AN/AQS-20 Minehunting program. The highly specialized equipment will deploy, tow, and retrieve the AN/AQS-20 sonar in support of minehunting operations.  This system is in support of the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasures Mission Package te

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $12,733,727 for modification P00068 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0004) to exercise an option for the installation of Block I/Internet Protocol Bandwidth Expansion Phase 3/Block IA Very Low Transmit Terminal/Nuclear Planning and Execution System kit on one E-6B aircraft.  This modification also provides for field support engineering, training, software licenses, technology refresh activities and travel funding in support of E-6B Block I full-rate production. Work will be performed in Oklahom

The Navy has selected four companies to assist in improving its command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence efforts (C4I). General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia, is being awarded a $31,814,166; KAB Laboratories Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Epsilon Systems Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $31,354,800; Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Linthicum, Maryland, is being awarded a $30,733,995; and Science Application International Corporation of McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $33,125,547.

Teletronics, a Curtiss Wright Company, in Newtown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $45,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of airborne instrumentation data acquisition hardware and associated repair services to support the Naval Air Systems Command’s Air Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation Department (AIR 5.2).  Hardware includes data acquisition units, solid state recorders, high speed sampling devices, signal conditioners, power supplies, and other items which come together to form complete airborne instrumentation data acquisition systems fo

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a $92,900,000 modification to the previously awarded Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) cost-plus-award fee contract (N00039-04-C-2009) for engineering services, interim logistics services, spares and associated material. MUOS is a narrowband military satellite communications system that supports a worldwide, multiservice population of users, providing modern netcentric communications capabilities while supporting legacy terminals.

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