Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Frequentis Defense is Working on Stringray UAV Control System for the Navy

July 2, 2019

Frequentis Defense Inc., Columbia, Maryland, is awarded an $8,454,481 firm-fixed-price contract for non-recurring engineering and logistics for the design, development, test, manufacture and repair of the MD-5A Unmanned Carrier Aviation Mission Control System, which will support the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned air vehicle.  The integrated computer system will transport voice communications from carrier-based air vehicle operators to local audio switches, local radio terminals and remote radio terminals.

Sikorsky is Updating Defensive Electronic Countermeasures for the Navy's Sea Stallion Helicopter

July 1, 2019

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $21,689,142 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N00019-19-F-2972) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-19-G-0029). This order procures the CH-53K Data Transfer Unit and Defensive Electronic Countermeasure System Replacement program and includes necessary Non Recurring Engineering (NRE) to replace existing subsystems within the CH-53K production aircraft.

Leidos is Assisting in Naval Aerospace Medical and Environmental Research

July 2, 2019

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, is awarded a maximum $99,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, single award task order contract for aerospace medical and environmental health research support services at the Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton. Work will be performed in Dayton, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by July 7, 2024.

Lockheed is Making Software Changes to Air Force AEHF Mission Planning System

July 1, 2019

Lockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $15,915,000 modification (P00770) to previously awarded contract F04701-02-C-0002 for Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF). The contract modification is to make changes to the AEHF Mission Planning Element software to provide capability improvements. Work will be performed at Sunnyvale, California, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020. Fiscal year 2017 space procurement appropriation in the amount of $15,915,000 is being obligated at the time of award.

Raytheon is Helping the Air Force with Next Generation GPS Circuit Design

July 1, 2019

Raytheon, El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $47,676,543 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for next generation application specific integrated circuit Preliminary Design Review (PDR). This contract provides for the design, develop and test of modernized Global Positioning System receivers that are intended for future military applications to the PDR level. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, and is expected to be completed by December 2020. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

Naval Surface Warfare Center is Exploring Non-Lethal Options

June 28, 2019

Applied Research Associates Inc., Arlington, Virginia, is awarded a $10,871,878 cost-plus fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity modification to a previously awarded contract N00174-17-D-0032 to exercise option year two for continued non-lethal weapons and research and development. In another award, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia, received a $9,756,331 cost-plus fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity modification to a previously awarded contract N00174-17-D-0034 to perform similar research and development, also under the second option year.

Marine Corps Selects Booz Allen Hamilton for MEF and Installations Analytical Support

July 5, 2019

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia, is awarded an $11,879,270 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract M67400-18-F-0065 to exercise option year one for analytics support for III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC). Work will be performed in Okinawa, Japan, and is expected to be completed July 7, 2020. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Marine Corps) funding in the amount of $11,879,270 will be obligated at the time of award.

Innovative Defense is Researching Cloud-to-Edge Capabilities for ONR

June 28, 2019

Innovative Defense Technologies,* Arlington, Virginia, is awarded a $12,972,431 option under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00014-19-C-1054 for the Cloud-to-Edge development under Small Business Innovative Research project in Phase III. With the exercise of this option, it brings the value of the contract to $13,001,964. Work will be performed at the contractor's facility in Arlington, Virginia, and work is expected to be completed June 28, 2024.

The Military Procures Insitu's Blackjack Drones

June 28, 2019

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is awarded a $390,390,785 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for up to 63 RQ-21A attrition air vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy. In addition, this contract provides for up to six RQ-21A unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and up to 17 RQ-21A air vehicles for foreign military sales (FMS) customers, including the governments of Canada, Poland and Oman. The contractor will also provide up to 93 ScanEagle UASs in various configurations.

Air Force Selects GDIT to Support the 480th ISR Wing's Technical Operations

June 27, 2019

Falls Church-based General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) will be supporting the technical operations of the U.S. Air Force’s 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing's technical operations, the company reported in a June 27 release. The $217 million single-award contract includes a nine-month base period with seven one-year options and a possible six-month extension. The wing provides time-sensitive, multiple-source intelligence data and products to the Air Force derived from various service, allied and coalition ISR platforms. 

Navy Procures ISR and Targeting R&D and Engineering

June 27, 2019

Integrity Applications Inc.,* Chantilly, Virginia (N68936-19-D-0036); Toyon Research Corp.,* Goleta, California (N68936-19-D-0037); KAB Laboratories,* San Diego, California (N6893619D0038); and Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (N68936-19-D-0039), are each being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts. These contracts provide for research, development, testing and evaluation, technical assistance and systems engineering in the development, testing and fielding of future intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting systems.

For the Navy, BAE is Integrating C4I Systems

June 27, 2019

BAE System Technology Solutions and Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland (N00039-19-D-0031); Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0032); and Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia (N00039-19-D-0033), are each awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for logistics, integration, engineering, procurement, fabrication, assembly, test, inspection, zone integration and installation of integrated command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) system of systems capabilities aboard new construction aircraft

GDIT is Supporting the Army's Mission Command Network Operations

June 27, 2019

General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $7,805,000 modification (F406 22) to contract W91QUZ-06-D-0012 for combined mission command network operations and maintenance information technology services. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 12, 2020. U.S. Army 411th Contracting Support Battalion, Republic of Korea, is the contracting activity.

IAP Worldwide Services is Providing SATCOM Support to the Army

June 27, 2019

IAP Worldwide Services Inc., Cape Canaveral, Florida, was awarded a $16,289,540 hybrid (cost-no-fee, firm-fixed-price and time-and-materials) contract for satellite communication support. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work will be performed in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of January 21, 2025. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance Army funds in the amount of $16,289,540 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-19-C-0034).

Army Corps of Engineers is Overseeing $5 Billion in Border Patrol Construction in Texas

June 27, 2019

Burgos Group LLC,* Albuquerque, New Mexico (W9126G-19-D-0041); Southwest Valley Constructors, Albuquerque, New Mexico (W9126G-19-D-0033); SLSCO Ltd., Galveston, Texas (W9126G-19-D-0036); Bristol Construction Services LLC,* Anchorage, Alaska (W9126G-19-D-0039); J&J Contractors Inc.,* North Billerica, Massachusetts (W9126G-19-D-0043); Gibralter-Caddell a Joint Venture, Montgomery, Alabama (W9126G-19-D-0037); Puyenpa Cottles Joint Venture LLC,* Copperas Cove, Texas (W9126G-19-D-0038); Texas Sterling Construction Co., Houston, Texas (W9126G-19-D-0035); BFBC LLC, Bozeman, Montana (W9126G-19-

Advanced Solutions Gets Contract Mod for Navy Enterprise Resource Planning

June 25, 2019

Advanced Solutions Inc., Washington, District of Columbia, was awarded $16,863,635 for firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded task order N00039-18-F-0069 issued against Blanket Purchase Agreement N00104-08-A-ZF42 and the underlying a multiple award schedule in support of Navy Enterprise Resource Planning. The modification exercises an option for cloud and integration support services. Work will be performed in Loudon, Virginia (50%) and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (50%) and is expected to be completed in June 2020. Fiscal year 2019 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in th

Katmai Integrated Solutions is Supporting Marine Corps Immersive Training

June 25, 2019

Katmai Integrated Solutions LLC,* Anchorage, Alaska, is awarded a contract ceiling $21,625,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a three year ordering period to provide subject matter support services for Immersive Training Range Support (ITRS).

L3 Technologies is Repairing and Upgrading Submarine Photonics for the Navy

June 25, 2019

L3 Technologies Inc., Northampton, Massachusetts, is awarded a $73,743,347 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract containing cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursement and firm-fixed-price provisions. This contract provides for depot-level repair, upgrade and overhaul services for submarine photonics mast programs. Work will be performed in Northampton, Massachusetts (98%), and at various places in the U.S.

Army awards TCOM a contract for Persistent Surveillance Systems Support

June 25, 2019

TCOM L.P., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a $978,946,631 hybrid (cost-no-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price) contract for the Persistent Surveillance Systems - Tethered engineering, logistics, operations and program management support.  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 June 19, 2024.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56KGY-19-D-0020).

SR Technologies is Integrating Information Operation Payloads into UAVs for SOCOM

June 21, 2019

SR Technologies Inc., Sunrise, Florida, is awarded a $12,360,400 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for engineering services, materials, and support for integration and operation of information operations payloads into multiple unmanned aerial vehicles used by the U.S. Special Operations Command and Navy. This two-year contract includes one three-year option which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to an estimated $23,433,021. All work will be performed in Sunrise, Florida.