Acquisition and Contracting Blog

GSD&M Continues Support of Air Force Recruiting

March 20, 2018

GSD&M Idea City LLC, Austin, Texas, has been awarded a $741,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery contract for Air Force Recruiting national advertising and event marketing, DOD reported.

Raytheon Providing Cobra Dane Radar to the Air Force

March 19, 2018

Raytheon Co., Intelligence, Information and Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $511,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Cobra Dane radar. This contract provides the tasks required to operate, maintain, and sustain the Cobra Dane radar. Work will primarily be performed at Eareckson Air Station, Shemya, Alaska, and is expected to be complete by March 2025. This award is a result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management, Peterson Air Force Ba

DHA Procures Small Form Factor Laptops

March 16, 2018

The Defense Health Agency is turning to Panamerica Computers Inc., Luray, Virginia, for information technology hardware. A recent $9,326,449 firm fixed priced contract with Panamerica provides for the one-time purchase of 16,199 small form factor desktops which will support the DHA's Windows 10 upgrade effort. The contract award differs from a previous contract awarded on March 8, 2018, by type of computer requirement purchased, laptop vs desktop, for enterprise replacement and upgrade.

Lockheed Rotary Supporting Navy's Undersea Warfare System

March 16, 2018

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,526,424 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-only modification to a previously awarded contract to produce Technical Insertion-18 shore sites systems.

The Air Force Turns to Private Industry to Launch Satellites

March 16, 2018

DOD recently awarded two contracts for launch of Air Force satellites.

Defense Health Agency Boosting Health Surveillance Efforts

March 16, 2018

Cherokee Nation Technologies LLC, a native tribe, doing business as CNT, Catoosa, Oklahoma, is being awarded a $55,067,430 firm-fixed-price order. The order provides services to assist the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Healthcare Operations Directorate Public Health Division Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch in its mission to conduct comprehensive health surveillance efforts for DOD.

Navy Developing Unmanned Systems for the Water

March 16, 2018

The Navy is turning to Alion Science and Technology Corp. of McLean, Virginia to develop unmanned systems to use in mine warfare, amphibious warfare, surface warfare, diving and life support, coastal and underwater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and other missions in the littoral and riverine environments.

Army Contracts for Big Data Management

March 16, 2018

ECS Federal LLC, Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $9,529,017 modification to provide analysis of large structured and unstructured data sets. The company will assist the Army in providing insight to the warfigher on the tactical edge using modern computational and algorithmic techniques through creation of a prototype environment with prototype technologies, DOD said. The goal is to uncover key insights with large data sets using robust ontologies created through data science partnership with DOD research laboratories and universities.

Army Adds Simulation and Training Aids

March 16, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $3,531,926,800 firm-fixed-contract for Army training aids, devices, simulators and simulations, maintenance, sustainment, operations and support of instrumentation systems and live-fire ranges. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2025. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-18-D-0018).

Navy Awards Global Readiness and Force Management Enterprise Contracts

March 13, 2018

The Navy awarded three contracts to support its Global Readiness and Force Management Enterprise (GRFME): $29,297,922 to Sotera Defense Solutions Inc. of Herndon, Virginia; $25,822,072 to Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, Virginia; and $25,376,341 to InnovaSystems International LLC, San Diego, California.

Applied Technology Serving the Navy's Signature Technology Office

March 13, 2018

Applied Technology Inc.,* King George, Virginia, is being awarded a combined cumulative $48,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract for the scientific, engineering, and programmatic research and development services for the Signature Technology Office. The work will be performed at the Naval Research Laboratory Washington, District of Columbia (90 percent); and King George, Virginia (10 percent), and work is expected to be completed March 4, 2023.

August Schell Offering Axway Software Licenses Under Department of Navy Program

March 13, 2018

August Schell Enterprises,* Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $41,210,000 five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the establishment of a strategic sourcing vehicle for the procurement of Axway software licenses and associated maintenance under the Department of the Navy (DON) Enterprise Software Licensing program. Ordering will be available to all DON agencies.

Orbital ATK to Provide Afghanistan Air Force with ISR Support

March 13, 2018

Orbital ATK, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded an $86,402,055 firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract action for the Afghanistan Air Force AC-208 armed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft requirement. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas and is expected to be complete by June 9, 2019.

Air Force Globally Expanding Remotely Piloted Aircraft Support

March 13, 2018

URS Federal Technical Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, has been awarded a $961,000,000 estimated ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the remotely piloted aircraft operations and maintenance support. The contract provides a high level of MQ-1, MQ-9, and RQ-4 organizational-level maintenance and qualified launch and recovery element pilot and sensor operator aircrew support for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft weapons systems to sustain the combat and training capability at tasked locations worldwide. Work will be performed at locations worl

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Boosting Radio Communications

March 13, 2018

Tribalco LLC,* Bethesda, Maryland, has been awarded a $7,676,567 modification to an existing contract for support and services to manage the complete life-cycle of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers radio communications mission. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 12, 2019. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity. *Small business

ACT I to Support Eighth Air Force HQ Training Exercises

March 13, 2018

Under a three-year task order from the General Services Administration OASIS Small Business Pool 1 contract, Arlington, Virginia-based Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I)* will provide training exercise support to the headquarters of the Eighth Air Force (HQ 8 AF) with Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) exercise program support. ACT I will provide for the planning, scheduling, tasking, and monitoring participation of HQ 8 AF in command post and field training exercises; and developing HQ 8 AF exercise and joint exercise training objectives.

LinQuest to Provide Joint Navigation Warfare Center Support

March 12, 2018

LinQuest Corp. of Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $99,200,000 single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Navigation Warfare Center (JNWC) services support. The company will provide non-personal services throughout the JNWC. The center is part of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, United States Strategic Command, located at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. The JNWC includes officials from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, Canadian and Australian armed forces, DOD civilians and contractors.

GSA Awards Veterans Technology Services Contract to IPT Associates

March 12, 2018

The Government Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a contract to IPT Associates, a service disabled veteran-owned small business. Under the Veterans Technology Services 2 (VETS 2) Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), the company will provide a broad range of information technology (IT) services, including cloud migration, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies.

Army Awards First Part of the $867 Million Distributed Common Ground System Contract

March 9, 2018

The U.S. Army Project Manager for Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) awarded contracts to Raytheon Co. and Palantir Technologies Inc. for Increment 1 Capability Drop 1 (CD1) of the DCGS-A. The contract fields commercial hardware and software solutions to support intelligence analyst operations at the tactical edge, according to the Program Executive Office, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) division at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.