Acquisition and Contracting

April 9, 2018
 

Sotera Defense Solutions Inc., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $7,284,383 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a research project under the Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyber-adversary Systems (HACCS) program. The HACCS program aims to develop technologies for accurately identifying malicious cyber-adversary infiltrated networks, generating reliable software exploits for large numbers of known (n-day) vulnerabilities, and creating effective autonomous software agents that can be inserted in the compromised networks via the n-day exploits to safely and reliably neutralize cyber-adversary software agents. Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, with an expected completion date of April 2022.

April 9, 2018
 

Comtech EF Data, Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded a $58,891,826 indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for Comtech SLM-5650B modems, SLM-5650B modem upgrade kits, firmware upgrades and technical support services. The commercially available modems support satellite communications and interoperability across Navy platforms and shore sites. The contract includes five one-year ordering periods. Work will be performed in Tempe, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by March 2023. Fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,213,031 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.

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.

April 9, 2018
 

L3 Technologies Inc., Arlington, Texas, is being awarded a $218,060,000 not-to-exceed indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of new training systems, as well as hardware and software upgrades and modifications to existing F/A-18C/D/E/F and EA-18G aircrew training systems. The contract will also support software configuration set upgrades, engineering change proposals, Naval Aviation Simulation Master Plan upgrades and spare parts for hardware deliverables. Work will be performed in Arlington, Texas, and is expected to be completed in April 2023.

April 9, 2018
 

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded an $80,334,239 fixed-price-incentive modification to previously awarded contract N00024-14-C-5106 to exercise an option for Multi-Mission Signal Processor; Ballistic Missile Defense Kill Assessment System 5.1; and AEGIS AMOD Upgrade for DDG-85, DDG-87 and DDG-88. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (60 percent); Clearwater, Florida (38 percent); and Owego, New York (2 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2020.

April 6, 2018
By Kimberly Underwood
The IRS is working to improve communication with industry throughout the procurement process, says Harrison Smith, IRS deputy chief procurement officer, and a former industry liaison at DHS.

For an agency that awarded $2.5 billion in contract obligations in fiscal year 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a big player in federal procurement. And as the IRS begins to implement the major tax reform mandated by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in late December, not to mention handling federal information technology modernization efforts, the agency is tackling another challenge: procurement improvements.

The IRS understands that any improvement in procurement efficiencies will help the agency in terms of increased competition in bidding and driving down prices, while providing more innovative solutions for its internal customers who are carrying out the IRS’ mission, according to officials.

April 5, 2018
 

Cubic Global Defense, San Diego, California, is being awarded an $11,605,378 firm-fixed-price modification under a previously awarded contract for Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Training Systems Support (MTSS), managed by Program Manager Training Systems, Orlando, Florida. MTSS provides pre-deployment training to Marine Corps (USMC) operating forces within a joint and combined environment to improve USMC warfighting skills.

April 3, 2018
Posted by George I. Seffers
U.S. Army CERDEC is extending the registration deadline for its technical interchange with industry at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Credit: U.S. Army CERDEC

The U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, is extending the registration deadline for its technical interchange with industry to 5 p.m. EST, April 13.

The meeting, which is an opportunity for industry to learn about CERDEC's core mission and research and development activities, is scheduled for May 2-4 at the Myer Auditorium at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Those interested should register immediately at https://www.cerdec.army.mil/industryday/.

April 2, 2018
 

Rockwell Automation Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, is being awarded a $59,114,043 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity supply contract for the procurement of commercial information technology hardware, software, software licenses and software license upgrades. The requirement is in support of various ship classes that use Rockwell automation’s programmable logic controller product lines for hull, mechanical and electrical machinery control systems and land-based test sites. All supplies will be delivered to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The delivery date of the required supplies will be determined at the individual delivery order level.

April 2, 2018
 

Boeing Defense Space and Security, St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $311,805,780 ceiling increase modification to previously awarded contract for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits. The ceiling increase provides for JDAM strap-on inertial guidance kits with the capability to receive guidance updates from global positioning systems to increase weapon accuracy for conventional inventory bombs. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by March 30, 2020.

March 29, 2018
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $295,654,506 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper production. This contract provides for the production of the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft in the fiscal 2017 production configuration. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by July 29, 2021. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $295,654,506 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

 

March 29, 2018
 

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $187,315,403 modification (P00058) to a previously awarded contract FA8634-16-C-2653 for F-15 Radar Modernization Program (RMP) radar upgrades. This modification provides for the exercise of options for 29 Group A and Group B kits, Group B radar spares, 22 conformal fuel tanks, RMP Systems Engineering Program Management, Interim Contract Support Rep Lakenheath, RMP Isopods and shipping containers. Work will be performed in St.

March 29, 2018
 

American Systems Corp., Chantilly, Virginia (W91C9G-18-D-0001); Cubic Global Defense Inc., San Diego, California (W91C9G-18-D-0002); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (W91C9G-18-D-003); DCS Corp., Alexandria, Virginia (W91C9G-18-D-004); Wyle Laboratories Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (W91C9G-18-D-0005); and Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia (W91C9G-18-D-0006), will share in a $900,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Joint Test and Evaluation Program. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 12 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 27, 2028. U.S.

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 29, 2018
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $34,379,834 modification (P00024) to to contract W31P4Q-15-C-0065 for maintenance and training on the Counter-Rocket Artillery Mortar, Counter-Unmanned Aerial System, command and control system. Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance Army funds in the amount of $34,379,834 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. 

March 29, 2018
 

Carahsoft Technology Corp., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $7,500,000 modification (BA01 20) to contract N00104-08-A-ZF43 to purchase additional system application and products software against the Army enterprise license agreement. Work will be performed in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2020. Fiscal year 2016 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $7,500,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

March 29, 2018
 

Raytheon Self Protect Systems, Goleta, California, has been awarded a $460,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the AN/ALR‐69A digital Radar Warning Receiver system.

March 27, 2018
 

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $17,295,000 undefinitized contract action for reactivation of the band 8 transmitter associated with the AN/ALQ-161A defensive avionics system supporting the B-1B aircraft. This contract provides for band 8 reactivation prototypes and testing. Work will be performed in Atlanta, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2019. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $8,645,771 are being obligated at the time of award. The Electronic Warfare Contracting Branch, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity. 

 

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

 

WR Systems LTD., Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded $13,400,925 for a non-commercial, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering and program support services in support of the Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar System Program Office at the Forces Surveillance Support Center, Chesapeake, Virginia. The contract is a 36-month base ordering period with no option periods. Work will be performed in Chesapeake, Virginia (40 percent); Fairfax, Virginia (39 percent); New Kent, Virginia (6 percent); Corpus Christi, Texas (3 percent); San Juan, Puerto Rico (3 percent); England (2 percent); Adelaide, Australia (1 percent); San Diego, California (1 percent); Dayton, Ohio (1 percent); Colorado Springs, Color

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