Acquisition and Contracting

 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, has been awarded an $11,430,408 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00002) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-17-F2351) for the MQ-12 Block 5 kits, to include extended-range kits, beyond-line-of-sight kits and Barrett Asymmetrical Digital Datalink Computer routers. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an expected completion date of March 31, 2020. Fiscal year 2017 procurement funds in the amount of $10,461,551 are being obligated at time of award. Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

January 18, 2018
 

Assured Information Security Inc.,* Rome, New York, has been awarded a $47,974,580 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for investigation of next-generation network operations and vulnerability assessment technology (INNOVATE). The objective of the INNOVATE effort is to provide new cyber assessment tools for high-priority, emerging or existing telecommunications technologies. Work will be performed in Rome, New York, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 10, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,000,876 are being obligated at the time of award.

January 18, 2017
 

RF Integration, Billerica, Massachusetts (HQ0727-18-D-SB01); Alpha Research & Technology, Desert Microelectronics Associates, and MicroNet Solutions Inc JV, El Dorado Hills, California (HQ0727-18-D-SB02); and Teledevices, Duluth, Georgia (HQ0727-18-D-SB03), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), multiple award engineering services contract for the Advanced Technology Support Program IV (ATSP4) small business (SB).

January 17, 2018
 

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts, is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-award-fee line items with a stated maximum value of $641,758,000. Under this contract, the contractor will perform Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) test related activities for multiple radar platforms that includes planning, executing, and analyzing sensor performance in BMDS flight tests and ground tests for each test event defined in the BMDS integrated master test plan.

January 17, 2018
 

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a university affiliated research center in Laurel, Maryland, is being awarded a $933,798,332 non-competitive, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Under this contract, the contractor will provide systems engineering and technical support to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). MDA's mission is to develop and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight.

January 17, 2018
 

Systems & Technology Research LLC,* Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $10,569,653 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a research project for undersea sensing systems. Fiscal year 2017 and 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $3,216,772 are being obligated at the time of award. Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut (45 percent); Arlington, Virginia (36 percent); North Falmouth, Massachusetts (10 percent); Reston, Virginia (5 percent); McLeansville, North Carolina (3 percent); and Columbia, Maryland (1 percent). The contract has an estimated completion date of August 2019. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HR001118C0004). *Small Business

January 17, 2018
By Benjamin K. Sharfi
An MVD plug-in enables use of high-magnification sensors, which means that crews can perform roadway and roadside threat detection at extended ranges while on the move. Credit: Army photo

I have an entirely new appreciation for the U.S. Army. On a recent project, service officials broke the government’s often too-slow acquisition model, and instead worked together with us, the contractor, to define its needs, develop the right hardware and software, and then support the Army’s internal development and integration. This experience represents a significant change in the Army’s typical way of doing business, and it taught us both a few lessons.

January 11, 2018
 
Rockwell Collins is supporting the Navy's E-2D Hawkeye integrated training systems. DOD Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Burke.

Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $21,464,672 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-17-C-0014) to exercise options for the Navy's E-2D Hawkeye integrated training systems (HITS)-III effort for maintenance and flight trainer aircraft concurrency, technology refresh, aircraft obsolescence, and associated technical data. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia (50 percent); and Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California (50 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2021.

January 11, 2018
 

Open SAN Consulting LLC, doing business as OSC Edge,* Atlanta, Georgia, is being awarded a $44,290,359 an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for the provision of information technology services to manage the National Defense University (NDU) enterprise network, including future innovation of the information technology role, to support NDU users and students. The contract will include a 60-month ordering period. Work will be performed in Washington, District of Columbia (75 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (20 percent); and Atlanta, Georgia (5 percent), and the ordering period of the contract is expected to be completed by January 2023. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $5

January 11, 2018
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of Charlottesville, Virginia, is being awarded a $30,001,484 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, performance based, cost-plus-fixed-fee, services contract with provisions for firm-fixed-price task orders (N6523618D8001) by the Navy. The contract is for field and marine repair services; software updates and support; engineering support for the AN/WSN-7 Inertial Navigation System, the AN/WSN-7A Ring Laser Gyro Navigation Systems, and the AN/WSN-7B Ring Laser Gyrocompass; and the repair of ancillary commercial equipment for the Navy.

January 11, 2018
 

The Air Force has awarded a $496,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to nine companies to support tactical platforms and time-sensitive applications for the DataLinks Enterprise community.

January 11, 2018
 

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Incorporated of Merrimack, New Hampshire, has been awarded a $7,859,853 contract with an option for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research program. Fiscal year 2017 research and development funds in the amount of $1,300,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Work will be performed in Columbus, Ohio (2 percent); Basking Ridge, New Jersey (2 percent); Quincy, Massachusetts (5 percent); Arlington, Virginia (5 percent); Reston, Virginia (28 percent); and Merrimack, New Hampshire, (58 percent) with an estimated completion date of July 2019. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

January 11, 2018
 

Comtech EF Data, Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded an estimated $19,133,029 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure and sustain the Navy's Advanced Time Division Multiple Access Interface Processor (ATIP) system. The ATIP system is installed on ship, shore, and submarine platforms and supports a Layer-2 Ethernet bridging capability among geographically dispersed users connected via Milstar medium data rate (MDR), advanced extremely high frequency MDR/extended data rate (XDR), or enhanced polar XDR links.

January 9, 2018
 

Under a new contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Dayton, Ohio-based Woolpert will provide emergency engineering and architecture resources in support of the agency's disaster relief efforts. Woolpert was award part of a $610 million, five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity vehicle and will work with Serco, Inc. The company will examine public infrastructure over a 17-state region, evaulating and assessing damage and needed repairs to public infrastructure in regions declared a natural disaster or emergency by the U.S. President. The contract divides its assistance to governmental entities, tribes and nonprofit organizations into three zones.

January 9, 2018
 

SFC Energy, a German company, announced a contract award of 3.6 million euros to provide fuel cells and other "autonomous" energy products to expand the German military's off-grid energy network. Under the Bundeswehr’s Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technologies and Usage (BAAINBw) contract vehicle, the company will supply additional military units with fuel cells and accessories for the portable network. The award represents the company's single largest order for fuel cell products to date. The company first began providing its fuel cells to the Bundeswehr in 2010. The company claims that the products offer weight savings of up to 80 percent as compared to conventional power units.

January 3, 2018
 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded 418 Intelligence Corporation of Herndon, Virginia $350,000 to develop a forecasting platform that will help critical infrastructure owners and system operators share and keep abreast of the latest developments in cybersecurity protection. The award was made through the S&T Cyber Security Division’s (CSD) Cyber Risk Economics (CYRIE) project. CSD is part of the Homeland Security Advanced Projects Agency. CYRIE supports measurement and modeling of the business, legal, technical and behavioral aspects of the economics of cyber-threats, vulnerabilities and controls.

December 20, 2017
 

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $64,972,538 modification (P00019) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0008 to extend services for performance-based logistics in support of the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensors program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of December 31, 2018. Fiscal year 2018 Army working capital funds in the amount of $64,972,538 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

December 20, 2017
 

Raytheon Company, Intelligence, Information and Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $25,000,000 modification (P00003) to a previously awarded contract (FA8723-16-D-0001) to support in-scope requirements, which are required to ensure the Cobra Dane radar maintains operational capability. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with an expected completion date of March 31, 2020. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

December 20, 2017
 

UES Incorporated, Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $21,969,637 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to perform materials characterization research of aerospace materials and to develop tools, software and techniques to advance the state of the art in electron, x-ray, ion and optical microscopy as it pertains to materials characterization and microanalysis. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with an expected completion date of April 3, 2023. Fiscal 2017 research and development funds in the amount of $238,550 are being obligated at the time of award.

December 20, 2017
 

Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $16,093,894 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action for low-rate initial production of Airborne Warning and Control System diminishing manufacturing sources replacement of avionics for global operations and navigation program. Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with an expected completion date of February 28, 2019. Fiscal year 2017 procurement funds in the amount of $3,140,626 are being obligated at the time of award. The contract was a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Material Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-18-C-0017).

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