Acquisition and Contracting

March 13, 2017

Harris Corp. Space and Intelligence Systems, Palm Bay, Florida, has been awarded an $18,602,155 modification (P00002) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8819-17-C-0004 for Counter Communication System Block 10.2. The contractor will provide Block 10.2 upgrades for 13 existing antennas across the Counter Communication System fleet. Work will be performed in Palm Bay and should be completed by February 25, 2019. Fiscal 2017 procurement funds in the amount of $18,602,155 are being obligated at the time of award. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8819-17-C-0004).

 

March 13, 2017

Applied Systems Engineering Corp.,* Niceville, Florida, is being awarded an $11,679,073 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide essential hardware, upgrades and repairs for the Battle Management Systems program, specifically Advanced Tactical Navigator units. The work will be performed in Niceville and should be completed by March 2022. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) and fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $641,735 are being obligated for the first delivery order and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.

March 13, 2017

Cubic Defense Applications Inc., San Diego, is being awarded a $20,893,295 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of Portable Common Data Link (PCDL) systems that includes procuring, producing, assembling, testing, documenting and delivering 25 TacMobile Person PCDL systems and spare suites for installation in tactical and mobile tactical operation centers. The contractor also will provide engineering services for production support, field testing, training documentation and training and logistics support. The period of performance will consist of an 18-month base period for the procurement of the PCDL systems and four one-year options for production and engineering services.

March 13, 2017

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Inc., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $15,687,725 modification (1Q0149) to contract W911SE-11-D-2010 to provide battle command training, technical, exercise, simulation and administrative support services to support the Mission Command Training Center, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, Fort Hood, Texas, and its supported installations (Forts Carson, Riley, Bliss, Sill and Knox). Work will be performed at Fort Hood, with an estimated completion date of September 22, 2017. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance Army funds in the amount of $15,687,725 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

March 13, 2017

M.C. Dean Inc., Sterling, Virginia, was awarded a $45 million firm-fixed-price contract for information technology services and infrastructure support services. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with five received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 12, 2021. U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W904TE-17-D-0120).

 

March 10, 2017

Avanti Technologies Inc.,* Annandale, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $22,886,318 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-17-D-0114)

to provide cyberspace science, research, engineering and technology integration. This three-year contract includes one two-year option ordering period that, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $38,568,712. Sentar Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded an $18,130,539 (N66001-17-D-0116) contract with a potential value of $30,762,580 if all options are exercised.

March 10, 2017

Sierra Nevada Corp., Rancho, California, is being awarded a $30,995,905 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00174-09-D-0003) to extend the ordering period and exercise option year six for the procurement and support of the transmitting set, countermeasures AN/PLT-5, to support explosive ordnance disposal personnel. The AN/PLT-5 is a man-portable system that supports the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare program. Work will be performed in Rancho and is expected to be completed by March 2018.

March 10, 2017

SRC Inc., North Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a $13,263,034 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Sensor Beam program. The contractor will research, analyze, technically document and perform reviews on electromagnetic systems, events and signatures required by all services and other U.S. agencies. This includes reprogramming and mission planning to increase the fidelity of combat identification and reduce the potential for friendly fire. Work will be performed at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, Texas, and is expected to be completed by January 31, 2018. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

March 10, 2017

Apollo Information Systems Corp.,* Los Gatos, California, is being awarded a $13,115,787 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 1,102 Fortinet FortiGate license subscriptions to support communications security for the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Poseidon aircraft for the Navy and the government of the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in Los Gatos and is expected to be completed in January 2022. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $83,923 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

March 10, 2017

ViON Corp., Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $34,790,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide capacity as a service support to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) headquarters, SPAWAR System Center Pacific and SPAWAR System Center Atlantic. The capacity as a service acquisition model allows SPAWAR to more accurately scale up and down its information technology (IT) infrastructure to meet evolving mission requirements. Savings are realized through no upfront costs and a pay-as-you-go acquisition model, reducing waste usually associated with overbuying IT equipment to eventually meet an expectation of mission requirement.

March 9, 2017
By Robert K. Ackerman

Taking “a private sector-like holistic approach” to the development of U.S. Army C4ISR will be more important than ever before, according to a former Army CIO/G-6. Lt. Gen. Jeff Sorenson, USA (Ret.), president and partner, A.T. Kearny Public Sector & Defense Services LLC, told an overflow audience at AFCEA’s Army Signal Conference on March 9 that the service must take advantage of commercial information technology advances.

March 8, 2017

Oceaneering International Inc., Hanover, Maryland, is being awarded a potential $19,331,128 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop and demonstrate novel technology options and designs to restore connectivity for tactical data networks using small diameter optical fiber and buoy relay nodes. This is an 18-month contract with no options. Work will be performed at the contractor's facilities in Maryland (75 percent); and government test facilities in Southern California (25 percent). Work is expected to be completed September 5, 2018. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount $4,000,000 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the en

March 8, 2017

FAAC Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been awarded a $9,500,000 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Common Weapon Engagement Zone - Operational Flight program software updates. Contractor will support updates on the F-16 weapon system to include, software capabilities upgrade, multi mission computer and European participating air forces mid-life updates for F-16 Block 15. Work will be performed at Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is expected to be complete by March 5, 2023. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition.

March 8, 2017

Blue Storm Associates Inc., doing business as PEMDAS Technologies and Innovation,* Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $49,500,000 order dependent contract for the Atmospheric Sensing and Prediction System. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 5, 2022. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity (W911NF-17-D-0001).

*Small Business

March 8, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded $91,034,997 for modification P00010 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-14-D-0018). This modification provides for the design, development and implementation of the airborne electronic attack requirements for software configuration set upgrades to software and ancillary hardware in support of the EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Pt.

March 8, 2017

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $10,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for high power electromagnetics (HPEM) and cyber electronic warfare (EW) applications. Contractor will provide study opportunities where HPEM technologies can be used to complement or enhance capabilities of the cyber and EW communities. This includes conduct experiments that enhance the understanding of how HPEM technologies can be used for cyber and EW missions. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by June 5, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with six offers received.

March 6, 2017
Harris Corporation has been awarded two contract modifications to support missile defense radar systems, including the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System.

Harris Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $27,972,060 modification (P00763) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for System Engineering and Sustainment Integrator for Ballistic Missile Early Warning System Pave Phased Array Warning system sustainment support. The contractor will provide the sustainment posture of the systems, which include field service team, mission assurance, system program agency operations, weapon system management and engineering.

March 6, 2017

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $100,443,937 cost-plus-incentive fee and cost reimbursement modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-6222) for procurement of Technical Insertion 16 Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-the-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) systems, spares and precable kits. The A-RCI Technical Insertion 16 program provides significant improvements in acoustic performance by upgrading ship sensor processing.

March 6, 2017

Trident Technologies LLC,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $48 million firm-fixed-price contract for building, staffing and maintaining the computer communications network to support the research and development activities of the Engineer Research and Development Center. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of February 28, 2022. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi, is the contracting activity (W912HZ-17-D-0004).

* Small Business

March 3, 2017
Textron Systems is being awarded a contract modification for additional units of the Unmanned Influence Sweep System.

AAI Corp., doing business as Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland, is being awarded a $14,820,302 fixed-price-incentive modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-6322) to exercise Unmanned Influence Sweep System options for mine countermeasure system requirements. This modification to the contract will provide additional units to support mine countermeasure requirements. The system will satisfy the Navy’s need for a rapid, wide-area coverage mine clearance capability.

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