Acquisition and Contracting

August 28

LLockheed Martin Corporation, Rotary and Mission Systems Division in Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $9,451,695 modification (P00040) to previously awarded fixed-price incentive contract HQ0147-16-C-0011. The modification brings the total cumulative value of the contract to $681,880,588 from $672,428,893. The modification provides for development efforts associated with quantifying discrimination performance and evolving threats. Work will be performed at Moorestown, New Jersey, with an expected completion date of February 2019. Missile Defense Agency fiscal year 2016 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,269,400 will be obligated at time of award.

August 28

UltiSat Incorporated, of Gaithersburg, Maryland was awarded by the General Services Administration (GSA) part of the 10-year, $2.5 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide complex commercial SATCOM solutions (CS3). The multi-awardee contract will allow U.S. federal agencies to purchase turnkey managed network solutions incorporating commercial satellite communication products and services via the GSA program of record. The CS3 contract is the successor to the Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) IDIQ Contract under which UltiSat was a small business awardee; now UltiSat is considered a large business awardee on the CS3 contract.

August 28

General Dynamics Land Systems Incorporated, Sterling Heights, Michigan, has been awarded a $310,582,092 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, development and integration of multiple engineering changes into the Abrams Tank M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights; Lima, Ohio; Scranton, Pennsylvania; and Tallahassee, Florida, with an estimated completion date of February 28, 2024. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $12,500,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-17-C-0188).

August 25, 2017

Teletronics Technology Corporation, Newtown, Pennsylvania, has been awarded an $85,500,000 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a high speed data acquisition system (HSDAS). This contract provides products, enhancement/upgrade, repair services, field service and technical support of the HSDAS equipment. Work will be performed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be completed by August 23, 2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017 research and development funds in the amount of $361,550 are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (00FA9302-17-D-0012).

 

August 25, 2017

Wolf Creek Federal Services Incorporated, Anchorage, Alaska, has been awarded a $26,075,067 option modification (P00074) to previously awarded contract for range operations support. The contract provides for non-mission support communications. Work will be performed at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida; and Ascension Auxiliary Air Field, Ascension Island, and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2018. No funds are being obligated at the time of option exercise modification award. The 45th Contracting Squadron, Patrick AFB, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA2521-15-C-0063).

August 25, 2017

General Dynamics - Electric Boat Corporation, Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $64,217,408 cost-plus-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for a large vertical array (LVA) fixture, LVA first article and provisioned items orders. The LVA delivers acoustic detection capability to submarines. This technology allows for production and outboard installation of very large arrays while minimizing impact to naval architecture, hydrodynamics and submarine signatures. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $882,142,220.

August 25, 2017

General Dynamics Missions Systems Incorporation, Scottsdale, Arizona, is being awarded a $37,136,744 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the full rate production of the Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S), managed by Program Executive Office Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia.

The contract will procure 41 full deployment units and quarterly software maintenance releases, in four lots from fiscal year 2017 through 2020, to include the servers, network switches, network routers, radios and ancillary equipment, and assembly of the components into a deployable system. The contract includes three one-year options, which if exercised, will bring the total value to $104,850,491. 

August 25, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Rotary Mission and Systems, Liverpool, New York is being awarded a $25,246,336 firm-fixed-priced, cost-plus-fixed-fee line contract for the development and production of a digital receiver exciter for the AN/TPS-59A(V)3 Radar system. This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the maximum dollar value of the contract to $46,709,617. Work will be performed in Liverpool, New York (85 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (10 percent); and Clearwater, Florida (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 31, 2021. 

August 25, 2017
By Mark Ettrich
Software developers win an agile warrior mindset can slay the government procurement process, says Mark Ettrich, vice president for NCI Inc., Reston, Virginia.

In our real-world, show-and-tell environment, an ability to develop agile software solutions won't guarantee wins in the latest government programs. Companies and individual tech teams must tailor their approaches to meeting customer needs by using open source practices and assuming an agile warrior mindset: a single-minded determination to achieve goals and declare victory on the battlefield of government procurement.

August 24, 2017

Raytheon Company in Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded an approximately $900,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Long Range Standoff weapon's technology maturation and risk reduction acquisition phase. The contract supports replacement of the AGM-86B air-launched cruise missile. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be completed by 2022. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Delivered Capabilities Directorate, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

August 24, 2017
Navy Airman Raheem Malloy clears the catapult to launch a T-45C Goshawk on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean in 2016. The Goshawk is assigned to Training Air Wing 1. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Mai. Under its new contract with the Navy, L-3 Communications will support Goshawk aircraft systems.

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded $172,984,042 for modification P00017 to exercise an option to a previously awarded firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract (N00019-14-D-0011). The option provides for organizational, intermediate and depot level maintenance, logistics and engineering to support and maintain 201 Navy T-45 Goshawk aircraft, aircraft systems and related support equipment to support flight and test and evaluation operations.

August 24, 2017

Raytheon Company in McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $10,724,180 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7011 under a previously awarded contract (N00383-15-G-009H) for the repair of the turret, sensor-sight in support of the H-60 helicopter. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and work is expected to be completed by September 2017. Fiscal year 2017 working capital (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,724,180 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One firm was solicited for this sole-source requirement and one offer was received. The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

August 24, 2017

Moog Incorporation in Elma, New York, has been awarded an estimated maximum $48,000,000 fixed-price with price redetermination, requirements contract for miscellaneous aircraft components in support of various weapon system platforms. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1). The sole-source contract has a five-year base and one five-year option period. Locations of performance are New York and California, with an August 22, 2022, performance completion date. Using military services are Air Force, Army and Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2017 defense working capital; and depot-level reparable funds.

August 24, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded an approximately $900,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Long Range Standoff weapon's technology maturation and risk reduction acquisition phase. The contract supports replacement of the AGM-86B air-launched cruise missile. Work will be performed in Orlando and is expected to be completed by 2022. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Delivered Capabilities Directorate, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, is the contracting activity.

August 23, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded (not-to-exceed) $427,088,637 for undefinitized order N0001917F0027 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). The procurement is for ancillary military equipment and pilot flight equipment for the low rate initial production Lot 11 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and foreign military sales (FMS) customers.

August 23, 2017

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc., Stamford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $768,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for digital imaging network picture archiving communications system products and maintenance. This is the fourth contract competitively awarded under the open solicitation SPE2D1-15-R-0004. This was a competitive acquisition with eight offers received. This is a five-year base contract with one five-year option period. Maximum dollar amount is for the life of the contract. Locations of performance are Connecticut, and other U.S. areas, with an August 21, 2027, performance completion date.

August 23, 2017

Leidos Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a $16,045,939 firm-fixed-price level of effort contract for command, control, communications, computers and information management (C4IM) services in support of Army Intelligence and Security Command and Army G2 contiguous U.S.; and outside the contiguous U.S. locations. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Arlington, Virginia; Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; Kuwait; Belgium; and Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of December 21, 2017.  Fiscal year 2017 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $15,737,778 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

August 23, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, has been awarded a $7,134,347 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a research project under the Common Heterogeneous Integration and Intellectual Properties Reuse Strategies (CHIPS) program solicited under broad agency announcement number DARPA-BAA-16-62. The CHIPS program seeks to develop the design tools and integration standards required to demonstrate modular integrated circuit designs that leverage the best of Department of Defense and commercial designs and technology. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights with an expected completion date of September 2021.

August 23, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $328,584,830 contract for Ground-based Strategic Deterrent. The contract is to conduct technology maturation and risk reduction to deliver a low technical risk, affordable total system replacement of Minuteman III to meet intercontinental ballistic missiles operational requirements. Work will be performed in Redondo Beach and other various locations as needed and is expected to be completed by August 20, 2020. This award is the result of competitive acquisition and three offers were received. Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,700,000 are being obligated at time of award.

August 23, 2017

Xtera Communications Incorporated, in Allen, Texas, has been awarded a non-competitive, firm fixed price contract for the Guantánamo Bay to Puerto Rico Submarine Fiber Optic Cable System. The face value of this action is $36,540,732 over the two-year base period and is funded by fiscal year 2016 procurement funds. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $43,139,763. Performance will be between Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and a government-operated landing site in Puerto Rico.

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