Small Business

April 12, 2018

Global InfoTek Inc.,* Reston, Virginia (FA8750-18-D-0003); Radiance Technologies Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama (FA8750-18-D-0005); Assured Information Security Inc.,* Rome, New York (FA8750-18-D-0001); CNF Technologies Corp.,* San Antonio, Texas (FA8750-18-D-0002); and Invictus International Consulting LLC,* Alexandria, Virginia (FA8750-18-D-0004), have been awarded a $950,000,000 shared ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Agile Cyber Technology 2.

April 16, 2018

Atlas Executive Consulting LLC,* Charleston, South Carolina, is being awarded a $76,032,204 single award, performance based, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for management and business analytical services to support the Business Intelligence Environment (BIE) at the Command, Competency, Department, Division and Integrated Product Team levels. Tasks will include performing advanced analysis of business and financial data, building and maintaining data universes, metrics, reports, assessments, data entry, document preparation, financial reviews, studies and surveys.

April 16, 2018
By George I. Seffers

Despite some challenges, the U.S. Air Force’s culture is changing in favor of small businesses, according to Valerie Muck, the service’s new director of small business programs.

"The main thing we’re trying to do in the Air Force is create that culture where we’re looking to small businesses first to maximize opportunities. Right now, the culture in the Air Force is in a really good place for that,” said Muck, who has been in the position nearly a year. She made the comments while addressing the AFCEA Small Business Committee at AFCEA’s headquarters building in Fairfax, Virginia.

April 11, 2018

Innovative Automation Technologies LLC,* Gainesville, Florida (W911QY-18-D-0191); Aerovironment Inc.,* Monrovia, California (W911QY-18-D-0192); Altavian Inc.,* Gainesville, Florida (W911QY-18-D-0193); GECO Inc.,* Mesa, Arizona (W911QY-18-D-0194); Strata-G Solutions Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama (W911QY-18-D-0195); Blackbar Engineering LLC,* Tucson, Arizona (W911QY-18-D-0196); and EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas (W911QY-18-D-0197) will compete for each order of the $248,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract for long range reconnaissance surveillance and medium range mobile unmanned aircraft systems; a tactical open government-owned architecture controller; and spare and repair parts. Bids were solicited via the Internet with nine received.

April 9, 2018

Lumbee Tribe Enterprises,* Pembroke, North Carolina, is being awarded a not-to-exceed ceiling $22,000,000 five-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, Quantico, Virginia. Support services will include advisory and assistance, science and technology, and research and development. Work will be performed in Stafford, Virginia (50 percent); and Quantico, Virginia (50 percent), and the ordering period is expected to be completed by April 6, 2023. No funds will be obligated at the time of award.

March 29, 2018

Micro USA Inc.,* Poway, California, is being awarded a $56,452,690 indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for Global Positioning System-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Service (GPNTS) hardware production units.  GPNTS is used to receive, process and distribute three dimensional position, velocity, acceleration, attitude, time and frequency in the formats required by shipboard user systems. Work will be performed in Poway and is expected to be completed by March 2023. Fiscal year 2017 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,535,162 will be placed on contract and obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via t

March 27, 2018

Atmospheric Science Technology LLC,* Norman, Oklahoma, is being awarded a $7,096,760 firm-fixed-price contract to provide weather observing and forecasting services as required by the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command.  The contract will include a 12-month base period which includes a contingency option valued at $17,838, four one-year options, and an option for an additional six-month period, with a total value, inclusive of all options, of $39,256.700. Work will be performed in Whidbey Island, Washington (6.37 percent); Virginia Beach, Virginia (5.96 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (5.95 percent); Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (5.73 percent); Jacksonville, Florida (5.62 percent); North Island, California (4.84 percent); Point Mugu, Califor

March 27, 2018

Bionetics Corp.,* Heath, Ohio; LC Engineers Inc.,* Rahway, New Jersey; New Directions Technologies Inc.,* Ridgecrest, California; and ZYCI LLC.,* Atlanta, Georgia, are each being awarded an estimated $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The awards provide for the procurement of commercially available types of electronic, mechanical, and fabricated components and systems, as well as chemical and energetic materials and components, including the assembly and finishing of these components and systems in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California. The estimated aggregate ceiling for all contracts is $20,000,000, with the companies having an opportunity to compete

March 26, 2018

The Navy has awarded a contract to three small businesses, Middletown, Rhode Island-based Rite-Solutions; eScience & Technology Solutions, Inc. of North Charleston, South Carolina; and Ideamatics, Inc. of McLean, Virginia, to support DOD and Navy business applications and information technology (IT) systems under the Rapid Product Development and Sustainment (RaPDS) contracat vehicle. Under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) award from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Sea Warrior Program Office (PMW 240), the companies will provide support to the Navy Fleet as well as DOD and Navy Business System applications ranging from workforce development to administration and criminal justice.

By Beverly Cooper
The DHS has a multitude of components and missions that pull together to protect the nation.

Small business contracts and opportunities within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) encompass all facets of the agency’s mission, from preventing terrorism to providing border security, managing immigration, ensuring cybersecurity and providing disaster relief. In the last fiscal year, small businesses—in the role of prime contractors—received 47 percent of all strategically sourced contracts for products and services supporting the agency, explains Carla Thomas, DHS industry liaison.

March 13, 2018

Under a three-year task order from the General Services Administration OASIS Small Business Pool 1 contract, Arlington, Virginia-based Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I)* will provide training exercise support to the headquarters of the Eighth Air Force (HQ 8 AF) with Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) exercise program support. ACT I will provide for the planning, scheduling, tasking, and monitoring participation of HQ 8 AF in command post and field training exercises; and developing HQ 8 AF exercise and joint exercise training objectives.

March 13, 2018

Tribalco LLC,* Bethesda, Maryland, has been awarded a $7,676,567 modification to an existing contract for support and services to manage the complete life-cycle of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers radio communications mission. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 12, 2019. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity. *Small business

March 13, 2018

August Schell Enterprises,* Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $41,210,000 five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the establishment of a strategic sourcing vehicle for the procurement of Axway software licenses and associated maintenance under the Department of the Navy (DON) Enterprise Software Licensing program. Ordering will be available to all DON agencies.

March 13, 2018

Applied Technology Inc.,* King George, Virginia, is being awarded a combined cumulative $48,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract for the scientific, engineering, and programmatic research and development services for the Signature Technology Office. The work will be performed at the Naval Research Laboratory Washington, District of Columbia (90 percent); and King George, Virginia (10 percent), and work is expected to be completed March 4, 2023. Fiscal 2018 working capital funds (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,500 will be obligated as the initial task order and will satisfy the minimum guarantee requirement.

March 12, 2018

The Government Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a contract to IPT Associates, a service disabled veteran-owned small business. Under the Veterans Technology Services 2 (VETS 2) Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), the company will provide a broad range of information technology (IT) services, including cloud migration, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. VETS 2 is the only GWAC to be set-aside exclusively for service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses, and is a multiple award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a $5 billion ceiling over 10 years.

March 6, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded a $49 million contract to Reston, Virginia-based Brillient Corp.* to provide professional and technical services. The contract is a single award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with a five-year performance period (including options). "As FDA undertakes new scientific and consumer safety initiatives, the Brillient team will provide expertise in the areas of program evaluation, policy development, strategic communications, budget/financial management, as well as overarching program and project management support," the company said. *Small business

March 6, 2018

Datum Software Inc.,* Johns Creek, Georgia; Diligent Consulting Inc.,* San Antonio, Texas; Diversified Technical Services Inc.,* San Antonio, Texas; Excellus Solutions LLC, McLean, Virginia; Segue Technologies Inc.,* Arlington, Virginia; and SI Systems Technologies,* Folsom, California, have been awarded a combined, not-to-exceed $400,000,000 modification to increase the ceiling amount on their previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. These modifications provides contracting offices with a primary source for NetCentric application services such as sustainment, migration, integration, training, help-desk support, testing and operation support. Work will be performed at various locations in the United States and

February 28, 2018

Dayton, Ohio-based Evanhoe & Associates, Inc.* reported recently that GSA awarded the company a contract under GSA's Alliant 2 small business government-wide acquisition vehicle. The company will provide ​information technology (IT) services to the federal government, including common IT needs as well as new or emerging IT services. The Alliant 2 contract is a multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) vehicle that provides information technology solutions through performance of a broad range of services which may include the integration of various technologies critical to the services being acquired. The vehicle has a five-year base period with one, five-year option period and a $15 billion ceiling.

February 23, 2018

Nexagen Networks Inc.,* Marlboro, New Jersey, is being awarded an $11,390,168 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-15-D-0083) to provide engineering support services for information assurance and security engineering-related services to the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. The exercise of this two-year option period to the three-year base contract brings the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $27,305,949.

February 23, 2018

VSolvit LLC,* Ventura, California, is being awarded a $17,834,753 firm-fixed-price modification to increase the maximum dollar value of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for information technology enterprise business systems support at Naval Facilities Information Technology Center, Naval Base Ventura County. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $83,756,261. Work will be performed in Port Hueneme, California (45 percent); San Diego, California (45 percent); and Yokosuka, Japan (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2019.