Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Northrop is Providing Ground Subsystems Sustainment to Hill Air Force Base

December 14, 2020

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been awarded a $73,194,742 firm-fixed-price delivery order under the Ground Subsystems Sustainment contract FA8214-15-D-0001 for Remote Visual Assessment II production and deployment for the Minutemen III. This delivery order provides for modification to the Remote Visual Assessment program by adding six capabilities to procure, produce, remove, install, audit, test and document the equipment. Work will be performed at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana; Minot AFB, North Dakota; and F.E.

USSOCOM is Procuring Special Mission Processors from Raytheon

December 14, 2020

Raytheon Technologies, McKinney, Texas (H92408-21-D-0001), was awarded a $99,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, time and materials, cost reimbursement, no-fee contract for the procurement of Next-Generation Special Mission Processors (NextGen SMP) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) requirements.

Raytheon Continues Engineering Support of Navy Multiband Terminals

December 14, 2020

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is awarded a $91,296,293 modification to a previously awarded Navy multiband terminals (NMT) firm-fixed-price contract to increase the ceiling and extend the engineering support services contract line item numbers to address obsolescence issues and other in-scope engineering service efforts over a three-year period. NMT is a multiband capable satellite communications terminal that provides protected and wideband communications.

Navy Orders 36 More Amphibious Combat Vehicles from BAE

December 14, 2020

BAE Systems Land and Armaments L.P., Sterling Heights, Michigan, is awarded an $184,444,865 fixed-price-incentive (firm target) modification to previously awarded contract M67854-16-0006 for amphibious combat vehicles (ACV). This modification provides for the procurement of 36 full rate production ACVs and other associated production costs for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania (60%); Aiken, South Carolina (15%); San Jose, California (15%); Sterling Heights, Michigan (5%); and Stafford, Virginia (5%). Work is expected to be completed in November 2022.

Lockheed is Sustaining Army Pilot Night Sensor and Target Acquisition Program

December 9, 2020

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $31,123,618 modification (P00036) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0008 for sustainment of the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor Performance Based Logistics program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2021. Fiscal year 2021 Army working capital funds in the amount of $31,123,618 were obligated at the time of the award. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

The Army Orders More Black Hawk Helicopters from Sikorsky

December 9, 2020

Sikorksy Aircraft Corp. of Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $507,036,949 modification (P00163) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for UH-60M HH-60M aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $507,036,949 were obligated at the time of the award. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

L3 Technologies is Supplying More Data Link Kits to the Navy

December 8, 2020

L3 Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, is awarded a $15,399,324 modification (P00025) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00019-18-C-1030. This modification exercises an option to procure 12 AN/SRQ-4 kits and associated components for the MH-60 Common Data Link system. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be completed in February 2023. Fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $15,399,324 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year.

Lockheed Contract Mod Supplies eCASS System to NAVAIR

December 8, 2020

Lockheed Martin Rotary Mission Systems, Orlando, Florida, is awarded an $89,246,355 modification (P00016) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable contract N68335-18-C-0681. The modification exercises an option to procure 35 electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) full rate production units and related equipment.

International Enterprises is Supporting F-16 Radar System Repairs Contract

December 8, 2020

International Enterprises Inc., Talladega, Alabama, has been awarded a $12,469,948 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), requirements contract for F-16 modular low power radio frequency (MLPRF) and dual mode transmitter (DMT) repairs. The contract provides for the repair of both MLPRF and DMT, which function as part of the radar systems of each F-16 C/D aircraft. Work will be performed in Talladega, Alabama, and is expected to be completed December 6, 2025. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and one offer was received.

Small Businesses Can Prosper with DISA

December 7, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
Carlen Capenos (top l), director, DISA Office of Small Business Programs; Debra Daniels (r), Vice Procurement Services executive; and Douglas Packard, Procurement Services executive and director of the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, provide the DISA Small Business Forecast to Industry at AFCEA TechNet Cyber on December 3.

The agency has a clear priority to work with smaller firms, officials say.

Technology Is Needed to Maintain Crucial DISA Operations

December 3, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
The Defense Information Systems Agency's Operations Center makes sure that capabilities developed and built are operating as intended to meet warfighter and mission partner requirements and day to day operations, and it needs robust and effective industry solutions, says David Bennet, director of the Operations Center. Credit: DISA

DISA directorates on the front line of tactical operations and network management seek innovation from industry.

DISA Defines Industry Needs

December 3, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, USA, assistant to the director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), adorned with 3D glasses, speaks last year about the agency's annual Forecast to Industry. For 2021, DISA is looking to build on the activities it ramped up during the pandemic. Credit: DISA

Annual Forecast to the Industry from DISA’s top contracting officials sets the tone for innovation and partnership.

Raytheon is Preparing Silent Knight Radar System for SOCOM

December 2, 2020

Raytheon Technologies, McKinney, Texas, (H92408-21-C-0001) was awarded a $235,576,667 C-Type, multi-year procurement contract for the production and delivery of the Silent Knight Radar in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) requirements. Fiscal 2020 procurement funds in the amount of $8,181,918; and fiscal 2021 procurement funds in the amount of $61,181,024 are being obligated at time of award. The work will be performed in McKinney and Forest, Mississippi, and is expected to be completed by July 2025.

Northrop Grumman is Delivering Advanced Threat Warning Processors to the Navy

December 1, 2020

The Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has been awarded a maximum $9,179,442 firm-fixed-price delivery order SPRPA1-21-F-KF01 against five-year basic ordering agreement (SPE4A1-16-G-0005) for Advanced Threat Warning (ATW) processors.  This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1) as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a two-year contract with no option periods.  Location of performance is Illinois, with a November 17, 2022, performance completion date. Using military service is Navy.

General Dynamics is Supporting the Army's WIN-T Increment 2 Effort

December 2, 2020

General Dynamics Missions Systems, Taunton, Massachusetts, was awarded a $19,150,909 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support Warfighter Information Network Tactical Increment 2 equipment. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Taunton, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of January 22, 2023. Fiscal year 2021 procurement (Defense-wide) funds in the amount of $8,867,882 were obligated at the time of the award. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W15P7T-21-F-0021).

Oshkosh is Providing JLTV Trailers, Kits and Vehicles to the Services under $888 Million Option

December 2, 2020

Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded an $888,422,571 modification (P00451) to contract W56HZV-15-C-0095 to exercise options (1,001 trailers; 2,679 vehicles; and 6,725 kits) for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Family of Vehicles for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2022.

Rise8 is Assisting the Air Force with ABMS Applications

December 1, 2020

Rise8 Inc., Tampa, Florida, has been awarded a $13,928,215 firm-fixed-price contract to provide the necessary expertise, support and structure to enhance and accelerate the management and product delivery of the Advanced Battle Management System category five applications. Work will be performed in Tampa, Florida, and is expected to be completed November 30, 2024. The award includes a base year plus three option years.  Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,483,739 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management, Wrigh

Boeing is Working on the Harpoon Missile and Launch System

December 1, 2020

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a $9,606,247 modification (P00003) to firm-fixed-price order N00019-20-F-0283 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-16-G-0001. The modification exercises an option to provide follow-on integrated logistics and engineering services in support of the Harpoon/Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response missile system and Harpoon Launch system for the Navy and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in St. Charles, Missouri (92%); St.

IAP Worldwide is Assisting with the Navy's E-6B Airborne Command Post

December 1, 2020

IAP Worldwide Services Inc., Cape Canaveral, Florida, is awarded a $10,984,976 modification (P00070) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable contract N00019-15-C-0120. This modification increases the contract value and provides additional funding for inventory replenishment, operational and depot spare parts in support of the E-6B Mercury airborne command post take charge and move out aircraft.

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