Acquisition and Contracting

August 3, 2017

Telephonics Corp., Farmingdale, New York, has been awarded a maximum $23,294,344 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Chinook weapon system communication equipment. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) based on Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a three-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is New York, with a July 31, 2020, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2017 through fiscal 2020 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (SPRRA1-17-D-0145).

August 3, 2017

Geodesicx Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia, is being awarded an $11,472,892 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for test and evaluation support, independent verification and validation, configuration management, software quality assurance, web site maintenance and other support services for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific). This is one of seven multiple award contracts. All awardees will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. This two-year contract includes three one-year option, which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to an estimated $59,618,564.

August 1, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $57,727,948 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost only contract for Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIEDs) Electronic Warfare (JCREW) Increment One Build One Systems full-rate production in support of the Expeditionary Warfare Program Office. Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) systems provide combat troops protection against RCIEDs. CREW systems are designed to provide protection for foot soldiers, vehicles, and permanent structures.

August 1, 2017

ScImage Inc., Los Altos, California, has been awarded a maximum $400,000,000 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 third 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 California, and other areas located within and outside the continental U.S., with a July 30, 2027, performance completion date.

August 1, 2017

SRC Inc., Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a $10,987,104 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to rapidly develop and deploy electronic warfare improvements onto the mobile low, slow, Small Unmanned Aerial System Integrated Defeat System variant to theater and support the variants in theater. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. Work will be performed in Syracuse, New York, with an estimated completion date of July 27, 2018. Fiscal 2017 Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; Other procurement (Army); and Operations and Maintenance, Army funds in the combined amount of $5,383,681 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

August 1, 2017

NAO Cyber Veterans LCC, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded $26,992,500 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, resulting from solicitation N00189-17-R-0021, that will include terms and conditions for the placement of firm-fixed-price task orders to provide a variety of information technology support and analytical services in support of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Navy Authorizing Official Directorate. The contract will include a five-year base ordering period and six-month option period, which if exercised, the total value of this contract will be $30,000,000. Work will be performed in Suffolk, Virginia (80 percent); and Arlington, Virginia (20 percent). Work is expected to be completed by August 2022.

July 14, 2017
By George Holland

The executive order signed by the president in May to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity policies is evidence that the federal government has recognized and is going to take significant steps to address increasingly frequent and sophisticated cyber attacks. This order is a great first step, but must be supported by more innovative and flexible acquisition and procurement strategies and processes.  

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

July 21, 2017

The KeyW Corp., Hanover, Maryland, has been awarded a $23,924,180 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Research to Advance Comprehensive Exploitation of Radio Frequency (RF) Research and Development (R&D) program. This contract provides for the R&D of RF exploitation technology with innovative algorithmic approaches for dynamic and flexible sensing, capable of leveraging all available information to maximize sensing and exploitation performance, to address concurrent detection, tracking, imaging, and classification/identification of targets within contested and challenging environments with singular and distributed sensing architectures.

July 18, 2017
A Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter intercepts a U.S. Strategic Command B-52 bomber over Canada as part of a coordinated exercise. Northrop Grumman is being awarded a $98 million contract to operate and maintain Strategic Command’s command and control capabilities.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia; and Bellevue, Nebraska, has been awarded a $98,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus incentive-fee contract action for the overall operations and maintenance of command and control capabilities for U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).

July 12, 2017
By Ray Potter

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) benchmark for encryption modules has seen recent innovation, opening the playing field for competition.

For years, NIST’s Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation list read like a Who’s Who of Fortune 100 technology vendors. Only those products that leverage cryptographic modules shown on the list were eligible for federal agency deployment. Until recent changes, only the deepest pockets could absorb the costs of development, testing and expensive consultants to facilitate introducing solutions into the federal marketplace.

July 10, 2017

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) will host two proposers’ day conferences later this month in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in anticipation of new solicitations. 

The first, for the Homomorphic Encryption Computing Techniques with Overhead Reduction (HECTOR) program, will be held on July 26. The second, for the Finding Engineering-Linked Indicators (FELIX) program, will be held the next day. Both will begin at 9:00 a.m.

July 10, 2017
Boeing has been awarded $92,900,000 for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) sustainment engineering and technical support.

The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $92,900,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, five-year ordering period, for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) sustainment engineering and technical support. This contract provides for support to the E-3 AWACS division and will also generate technical requirements for the Air Force, Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), United Kingdom (UK) and French Republic (FR). Work will be performed at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by July 9, 2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

July 10, 2017

Raytheon Co., Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, has been awarded a $78,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for delivery of identification friend or foe transponders and ancillary equipment. Work will be performed at Largo, Florida, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 6, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017 procurement funds in the amount of $1,439,380 are being obligated at the time of award. Aerospace Management Systems Division Contracting Office, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-17-D-0006).

 

June 28, 2017
By Maryann Lawlor
Officials from eight Army organizations told the GAO that the numerous organizational changes that have taken place have disrupted contracting operations and caused confusion.

U.S. Army leaders have not consistently evaluated the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s contracting operations, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has concluded. To amend the situation, the office recommends developing metrics to assess contracting operations for timeliness, cost savings and contract quality; documenting rationales for key decisions; and establishing measurable objectives to assess the effects of organizational changes on contracting operations.

May 28, 2017
Arcturus UAV, which produces the JUMP 20, has been awarded a $420 million mid-endurance unmanned aircraft system contract.

Arcturus UAV, Rohnert Park, California, is being awarded one of three indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts for a maximum of $475,000,000 for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS III) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services at multiple locations worldwide. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $150,000 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition and eight responsive proposals were received. The contract includes a 54-month period of performance, with four 12-month ordering periods followed by one six-month ordering period. Estimated completion date is June 2022.

May 28, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi, is being awarded a fixed-price-incentive-firm target modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-2307) for incorporation of the Flight III baseline on DDG 125. Flight III will incorporate the SPY-6 (Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) and upgrade the electrical power and cooling capacity plus additional associated changes.

June 28, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded $34,500,117 for delivery order N00019-17-F-1604 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) for incorporation of a flight management system into the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. This order includes integrating, installing, testing and certifying the flight management system. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, California (52.7 percent); and Melbourne, Florida (47.3 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2020. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $34,500,117 are being obligated on this award, all of whic

June 28, 2017

American Systems Corp., Chantilly, Virginia (N00174-17-D-0031); Applied Technologies Inc.,* King George, Virginia (N00174-17-D-0032); Applied Research Associates, Arlington, Virginia (N00174-17-D-0033); and Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (N00174-17-D-0034), are being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts for non-lethal weapons and research and development. This requirement is for the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) and other Department of Defense non-lethal weapons (NLW) programs entities to pursue NLW research and development across a breadth of technology and capability functional areas. American Systems Corp.

June 28, 2017

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland, is being awarded a maximum $30,000,000 modification for a non-competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems (MEUAS 2.0-B) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services at multiple locations worldwide. This contract is being extended for a period of up to 12 months for a maximum not-to-exceed value of the contract to $105,000,000.

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