Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Booz Allen is Supporting NIWC Networks, Communications and Computer Systems

February 24, 2021

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia, is awarded a $33,115,147 task order with cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-with-no-fee pricing to provide engineering, technical and programmatic support for networking, communications and computer systems and associated certification and information assurance for current operations, planned upgrades and future capabilities. This one-year contract includes four, one-year option periods which, if exercised, would bring the overall potential value of this contract to an estimated $189,986,894.

NAVSEA Selects Textron for Unmanned Sweep System Program for Littoral Ships

February 24, 2021

Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland, is awarded a $34,381,542 cost-plus-fixed fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-14-C-6322 for engineering and technical support for the Unmanned Influence Sweep System Unmanned Surface Vehicle program. The Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) will allow the Littoral Combat Ship to perform its mine countermeasure sweep mission.  UISS will target acoustic, magnetic and magnetic/acoustic combination mine types.

Data Takes a Central Role in JADC2 Strategy

February 23, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
The idea of a data fabric as a foundation for the use of algorithms and applications to process data at the speed of relevance is a key aspect of the Joint Staff’s Joint All Domain Command and Control framework. Credit: SergeyBitos

The Joint All Domain Command and Control plan centers on how to achieve a data advantage.

Raytheon is Providing Radar System Kits for the Navy's Poseidon Aircraft

February 18, 2021

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded a $74,238,334 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee contract.  This contract provides 23.4 APY-10 radar system production kits and related support for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Navy and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

Serco is Supplying Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Systems and C4I to the Navy

February 23, 2021

Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia, is awarded a task order at $38,143,547 under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum amount of $600,000,000 for the life-cycle sustainment of Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) systems and assets, worldwide. Initial task order is being awarded for the sustainment of existing ATFP systems and assets worldwide. The task order contains 23 options, which if exercised, would bring the total value to $153,544,286. The work to be performed is for life-cycle sustainment of physical security/access control and command, control, communicat

PSI Pax is Providing Air Traffic Control System Support to the Navy

February 17, 2021

PSI Pax Inc.,* California, Maryland, is awarded an $8,746,948 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable order (N00421-21-F-3001) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00178-19-D-8356.

Serco is Supplying Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System Support

February 12, 2021

Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $7,681,160 modification (P00002) to contract FA2517-20-C-0003 for Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance system support. Work will be performed in Socorro, New Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; and Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, and is expected to be completed April 30, 2022. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the full amount will be obligated the time of award. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $57,097,418.

Ampex is Providing Telemetric Support to Sustain Air Force Airborne Data Recorders

February 12, 2021

Ampex Data Systems, Hayward, California, has been awarded a $9,999,999 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for telemetric electrical system-supplies and ancillary services.

DARPA Selects Raytheon to Support the AirSpace Total Awareness Effort

February 10, 2021

Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $7,580,414 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Airspace TacticaL Automation System (ATLAS) effort supporting the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Air Space Total Awareness for Rapid Tactical Execution (ASTARTE) program, Phase One. This contract provides for the research, development and demonstration of virtual and live testbed for airspace management systems, a series of algorithms for airspace planning and operations and a sensor network for delivering real-time spatial and temporal tracking of airborne platforms.

Rohde & Schwarz Will Provide Automatic Test Station Kits to the Air Force

February 10, 2021

Rohde & Schwarz USA Inc., Columbia, Maryland, has been awarded a $9,218,160 firm-fixed-price, requirements contract for the purchase of Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station (VDATS) kits.  The purpose of this acquisition is to procure the kits required to assemble the VDATS stations. The VDATS is an organically designed test station with open architecture and virtual modular equipment extensions for instrumentation technology. Work will be performed in Columbia, Maryland, and is expected to be completed February 9, 2026, and no funds are being obligated at the time of award.

Marine Corps Systems Command Purchases 36 Amphibious Combat Vehicles from BAE

February 10, 2021

BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Sterling Heights, Michigan, is awarded an $183,840,645 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification to previously awarded contract M67854-16-0006 for Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $3,304,536,113. This modification provides for the exercise of options for the procurement of 36 full rate production ACVs and associated production and fielding and support costs.

DISA Selects Perspecta for Global Content Delivery Services Contract

February 9, 2021

Perspecta Enterprise Solutions LLC, Chantilly, Virginia (HC1084-21-D-0002), has been awarded a competitive single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for Global Content Delivery Services II for the Defense Information Systems Agency Operations Center. The contract ceiling is approximately $201,543,314, and the minimum guarantee is $10,000.

Army Adds Hardware, Software and Cybersecurity to Longbow Crew Trainer Fleets

February 9, 2021

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $10,579,798 modification (P00004) to contract W58RGZ19F0045 to integrate, test, upgrade and field functional hardware and software technology improvements and cybersecurity controls, to the Longbow Crew Trainer Generation Four and Generation Five fleets. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, with an estimated completion date of April 2, 2022. Fiscal year 2019 aircraft procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $10,579,798 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

AFRL Selects Leidos for $70 Million Defensive Electronic Warfare Program Effort

February 4, 2021

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $68,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders for the Threat Assessment and Aircraft Protection Defensive Electronic Warfare program.

Invictus is Preparing Simulated Cyber Environment Software for AFRL

February 4, 2021

Invictus International Consulting LLC, Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded a $97,943,684 cost-reimbursement contract for Operational Simulated Cyber Environment Resiliency Software prototype/hardware. The contract provides for research and development of capabilities in modeling, simulation and testing cyber technologies across the full spectrum of cyber operations to aid the Air Force and the Department of Defense (DOD).

Sikorsky Continues to Add Defensive Electronic Countermeasures to Cargo Helicopters

February 4, 2021

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $19,429,150 modification (P00005) to cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-19-F-2972 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0029. This order provides for non-recurring engineering, engineering change order, logistics and programmatic support of the Data Transfer Unit and Defensive Electronic Countermeasure System Replacement and ARC-210 program, to replace existing subsystems within the CH-53K production aircraft.

Governmentwide Information Technology Contract Offers New Opportunities

February 4, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
Credit: Somkid Thongdee/Shutterstock

The Polaris small business information technology services contract offers opportunities that fill gaps left by previous awards.

University of Toledo is Developing Photovoltaic Energy "Sheets" for AFRL

February 2, 2021

University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, has been awarded a $12,500,000 cost-reimbursement contract for “Photovoltaic Sheets for High-Specific-Power Space-Based Energy Harvesting (PVS-EH)”. This contract is to provide, develop and demonstrate the concept of PV “sheets” (PVS), consisting of modular, interconnect able, high-efficiency PV power sources fabricated on low-weight flexible substrates using scalable processing.

Joint Base San Antonio Selects Option for Cyber Systems

February 2, 2021

Cyber Systems and Services Solutions, Bellevue, Nebraska, has been awarded a $17,765,741 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P0010) to contract FA8773-18-D-0002 to exercise Option Three for defensive cyber realization, integration and operational support services. Work will be performed at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Lackland, Texas, and is expected to be completed February 28, 2022.  This modification is the result of a competitive acquisition and seven offers were received.

AFRL Picks Innovative Scientific for $44 Million Supersonic Combustion Development

February 2, 2021

Innovative Scientific Solutions Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $44,195,532 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Technology for Sustained Supersonic Combustion (TSSC). This is for the Technical Area 2 portion of TSSC.