Small Business

July 21, 2017

eScience & Technology Solutions Inc.,* North Charleston, South Carolina (N0003917D0011); IDEAMATICS Inc.,* McLean, Virginia (N0003917D0012); and Rite-Solutions Inc.,* Pawcatuck, Connecticut (N0003917D0013), are being awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the rapid product development and sustainment contract vehicle to support the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) in the design, development, implementation and sustainment of information technology systems and software supporting enterprise business services, personnel and pay, position management, recruiting and accessions, workforce development and distance support. This multiple award contract has a base f

June 9, 2017

Frontier Electronic Systems Corp.,* Stillwater, Oklahoma, is being awarded a $72,935,748 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production of the AN/SPQ-14 Advanced Sensor Distribution System (ASDS) and the AN/SPQ-15 Data Distribution System (DDS), to include logistics support and engineering services. DDS was developed as a replacement for AN/SPQ-14 ASDS. The intended use of the equipment is to provide radar and sensor distribution on board Navy ships and foreign military sales customers as requested.

June 1, 2017
By Robert K. Ackerman

Adapted from an online report

The very qualities that define small businesses—agility, flexibility, inherent innovation—are driving the Defense Information Systems Agency to increase its efforts to bring those capabilities under the big tent of defense network services.

May 30, 2017
By Ben Sharfi
Adm. Harry Harris, USN, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, delivers a keynote address at West 2017 in San Diego, saying the U.S. military needs more “exponential thinking” among its ranks.

While I might not go so far as to pen an open letter to President Donald Trump, consider this a note for anyone with a need to know how the procurement process works for defining and moving ahead on military expenditures. It’s safe to say the behemoth process borders on the absurd and wastes millions of taxpayer dollars.

There are two types of government procurement issues many might find infuriating and prevent warfighters from getting the best industry offers. The two problem areas include the small business set-aside and the absurdity of asking for revolutionary capabilities but telling businesses how to do it using an evolutionary process.

Both procedures just get in the way of progress.

April 7, 2017

Atlantic CommTech Corp.*, Norfolk, Virginia (W912DY-17-D-0008); Evergreen Fire and Security*, Tacoma, Washington (W912DY-17-D-0009); Infotec Systems Corp.,* Summerville, South Carolina (W912DY-17-D-0010); Integrated Security Solutions,* Kalispell, Montana (W912DY-17-D-0011); Low Voltage Wiring (LVW), LTD,* Colorado Springs, Colorado (W912DY-17-D-0012); Signet Technologies Inc.,* Beltsville, Maryland (W912DY-17-D-0013); Kbrwyle Technology Solutions, LLC, Columbia, Maryland (W912DY-17-D-0014); Johnson Controls Building Automation Systems, LLC, Huntsville, Alabama (W912DY-17-D-0015); M.C.

March 30, 2017

Phoenix International Holdings Inc.,* Largo, Maryland, being awarded a $14,518,512 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the science and technology research concerning the development of an unmanned underwater vehicle-based sensor system testbed and evaluation of advanced sensor and autonomy modules. There are no option periods. Work will be performed in Largo, Maryland, and work is expected to be completed March 24, 2022. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $148,000 will be obligated at the time of award. The funds will expire at end of the current fiscal year.

March 22, 2017

Mission 1st Group Inc.,* was awarded a $10,007,717 modification (P00009) to contract (W52P1J-15-F-0039) for network and communication, engineering and installation support services for U.S. Army Central Command and the 335th Signal Command Theater Provisional in the Central Command area of responsibility. Work will be performed in Kuwait and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 23, 2017. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $10,007,717 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

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March 15, 2017

Northeast Information Discovery Inc.,* Oneida, New York, has been awarded a $17,826,958 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Collection Techniques for Radio Network Exploration software and hardware. Contractor will research, develop, integrate, prototype, demonstrate, validate and verify new software capabilities for a software-defined and reprogrammable transceiver that has broad applicability to military-relevant missions. This is an effort to improve military capabilities in the electromagnetic spectrum and cyberspace using digital transceivers that leverage open architectures as well as standard frameworks and interfaces.

March 10, 2017

Avanti Technologies Inc.,* Annandale, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $22,886,318 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-17-D-0114)

to provide cyberspace science, research, engineering and technology integration. This three-year contract includes one two-year option ordering period that, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $38,568,712. Sentar Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded an $18,130,539 (N66001-17-D-0116) contract with a potential value of $30,762,580 if all options are exercised.

March 10, 2017

Apollo Information Systems Corp.,* Los Gatos, California, is being awarded a $13,115,787 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 1,102 Fortinet FortiGate license subscriptions to support communications security for the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Poseidon aircraft for the Navy and the government of the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in Los Gatos and is expected to be completed in January 2022. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $83,923 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

March 8, 2017

Blue Storm Associates Inc., doing business as PEMDAS Technologies and Innovation,* Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $49,500,000 order dependent contract for the Atmospheric Sensing and Prediction System. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 5, 2022. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity (W911NF-17-D-0001).

*Small Business

March 6, 2017

Trident Technologies LLC,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $48 million firm-fixed-price contract for building, staffing and maintaining the computer communications network to support the research and development activities of the Engineer Research and Development Center. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of February 28, 2022. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi, is the contracting activity (W912HZ-17-D-0004).

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February 24, 2017

Arkham Technology Ltd.,* Irvine, California (FA8307-17-D-0001); Innoflight Inc.,* San Diego (FA8307-17-D-0002); Innove LLC,* Boerne, Texas (FA8307-17-D-0003); P E Systems Inc.,* Fairfax, Virginia (FA8307-17-D-0004); and X Technologies Inc., San Antonio (FA8307-17-D-0005), have been awarded a combined not-to-exceed $50 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Contractors will provide the Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division materiel solution analysis and related efforts for cryptographic and information assurance products. Work will be performed primarily at each contractor’s location.

February 17, 2017

Blue Tech Inc.,* San Diego (W52P1J-17-D-0009); Iron Bow Technologies LLC,* Chantilly, Virginia (W52P1J-17-D-0010); Red River Computers Co. Inc.,* Claremont, New Hampshire (W52P1J-17-D-0011); Intelligent Decisions Inc.,* Ashburn, Virginia (W52P1J-17-D-0012); NCS Technologies Inc.,* Gainesville, Virginia (W52P1J-17-D-0013); Dell Federal Systems LP, Round Rock, Texas (W52P1J-17-D-0014); Strategic Communications LLC,* Louisville, Kentucky (W52P1J-17-D-0015); GovSmart Inc.,* Charlottesville, Virginia (W52P1J-17-D-0016); and Ideal Systems Solutions Inc.,* Minnetonka, Minnesota (W52P1J-17-D-0017), were awarded a $2.5 billion firm-fixed-price contract for Army Desktop and Mobile Computing-3 (ADMC-3).

February 15, 2017

Progeny Systems Corp.,* Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,954,769 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-6294) to exercise options for engineering and technical services to upgrade and modernize existing and emergent information assurance (IA) systems. This contract involves custom application of the generic IA toolset to simultaneously and affordably satisfy specific combat system configuration requirements.

January 25, 2017

Amyx Inc.,* Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $189,263,856 ceiling cost-plus-award-fee task order under the General Services Administration (GSA) OASIS Small Business Pool 1 contract to provide the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) with sensitive mission support services without organizational conflicts of interest.

January 19, 2017

OST Inc.,* Washington, District of Columbia, was awarded a $248,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to provide systems engineering and technical assistance support services for Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI); and limited customers related to their mission. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 17 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of January 17, 2022. The Army Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-17-D-0002).

*Small Business

November 18, 2016
By Sandra Jontz
Alfred Rivera, director of DISA’s Development and Business Center, presents some of the agency's key acquisition opportunities during the annual forecast to industry event held Thursday in Baltimore.

The federal budget crunch has amplified bureaucratic appeals to private businesses to develop solutions that will streamline and modernize government agencies, especially the massive U.S. Defense Department. 

This was the message delivered Thursday at the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA’s) highly anticipated annual forecast to industry event.

The agency showcased several acquisition and procurement plans that will shape the future of the Defense Department, which aims to embrace technological developments such as commercial cloud services, mobility and the Internet of Things, officials shared. 

November 18, 2016
By Julianne Simpson
The Small Business Committee gathers for a presentation on teaming agreements by Marques Peterson and Kelly Buroker of Vedder Price.

AFCEA’s Small Business Committee welcomed Marques Peterson and Kelly Buroker of Vedder Price to the group’s November meeting. Peterson and Buroker presented on government contracts, with a focus on teaming agreements and bid protests.

Peterson has experience in all aspects of government contracts and has represented small, midsize and large defense and civilian businesses. His knowledge is extensive, and he provided in-depth answers to questions posed by the committee.

October 5, 2016
By Julianne Simpson

The first week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month focuses on promoting cybersecurity for individuals. However, organizations of all types and sizes, especially small businesses, must be aware of the devastating consequences of a cyber domain attack.