Acquisition and Contracting Blog

FreeAlliance is Supporting the Marine's Cyberspace Operations Group

October 25, 2019 LLC,* McLean, Virginia, is awarded a $15,299,578 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for advanced cyber support services in support of the Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group.  Work will be performed in Quantico, Virginia.  This one-year contract includes four one-year option periods which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $79,599,761. The period of performance of the base period is November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020.  If all options are exercised, the period of performance would extend through October 31, 2024.  Fiscal y

ViaSat is Repairing Information Distribution System for the Navy

October 25, 2019

ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, is awarded a $23,914,150 five-year, firm-fixed-price, long-term requirement contract for the repair support of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System, Low Volume Terminal for the Navy.  This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Work will be performed in Oostkamp, Belgium (50%); Carlsbad, California (37%); Palm Bay, Florida (9%); and Lynwood, Washington (4%). Work is expected to be completed by October 2024.  Annual working capital funds (Navy) will be used and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  A delivery

Northrop Grumman is Integrating Infrared Countermeasure onto Naval Aircraft

October 24, 2019

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is awarded an $8,946,044 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N00019-20-F-0360) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-15-G-0026.  This modification procures non-recurring engineering support for the integration of the AN/AAQ-24 on multiple Department of Defense aircraft platforms for the Army. The engineering effort includes platform integration of modernized survivability equipment, maintainability, interface improvements and software to effective utilize the AN/AAR-61(V)1 more effectively. Work will be perform

Terma Will Supply 3D Audio for the Air Force A-10

October 24, 2019

Terma North America, Warner Robins, Georgia, has been awarded a maximum ceiling of $60,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for A-10 3D audio. This contract provides for up to 328 3D audio systems for the A-10.  Work will be performed by a subcontractor in the U.S.

TCG Will Support the GSA's Office of the Chief Information Officer

October 18, 2019

The General Services Administration (GSA) Office of the Chief Information Officer selected Washington, DC-based TCG, Inc. to provide support to the Office of Public Buildings Information Technology Services’ (PB-ITS) Project Management Office. The GSA Public Buildings Service manages nearly 8,700 government-owned and leased buildings in U.S. states and territories.

BAE Systems Gets Contract Option to Provide Integrated Communications to Naval Ships

October 18, 2019

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Maryland, is awarded a $7,930,867 modification (P00050) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00421-15-C-0008. This modification exercises an option to provide engineering and technical services for integrated communications and information systems radio communications to Navy ships in support of the Ship and Air Integration Warfare Division, Naval Air Warfare Center – Webster Outlying Field.

Raytheon is Providing Infrared Test Equipment for the Navy's F/A-18E/F Aircraft

October 18, 2019

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded a $17,897,746 cost-plus-incentive-fee order (N00019-20-F-0277) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003). This order procures Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared special test equipment updates to the Windows 10 operating system in support of the F/A-18E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed in February 2022.

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Fertile USAID Ground for Small Business

October 16, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
Mauricio Vera, director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at the USAID, offers that small businesses have many opportunities for procurements through his agency.

U.S. small businesses can find eager customers overseas through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Air Force to Leverage Emerging Small Launch Providers

October 11, 2019

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., Hawthorne, California (FA8818-20-D-0001); Xbow Launch Systems Inc., Auburn, California (FA8818-20-D-0002); Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Chandler, Arizona (FA8818-20-D-0003); Firefly Black LLC, Cedar Park, Texas (FA8818-20-D-0004); United Launch Alliance, Centennial, Colorado (FA8818-20-D-0005); Aevum Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (FA8818-20-D-0006); VOX Space LLC., El Segundo, California (FA8818-20-D-0007); and Rocket Lab USA Inc., Huntington Beach, California (FA8818-20-D-0008), have been awarded a combined ceiling $986,000,000 multiple-award, inde

L3 Communications is Providing Advanced Electronic Intel Signal Software and Hardware

October 9, 2019

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems L.P., Greenville, Texas, has been awarded a $48,976,531 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Advanced Exploitation of Electronic Intelligence Signals software/hardware. This contract provides for improved detection, collection, characterization and reporting accuracy of emerging emitters, and improved reporting timeliness; improved classification of signal feature characteristics; and research, development and demonstration of technologies and algorithms for automatic detection, measurement, processing and exploitation of radio frequency emissions.  Work wi

ONR Asks Charles Stark Draper Lab to Look into Quantum Gravimeter Navigation System

October 9, 2019

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, is awarded a $7,558,949 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Quantum Gravimeter Navigation System (Q-Grav).  Work will be performed at the Draper Laboratory Inc. (94.4%); and Lightmachinery Inc.

Navy Awards $358 Million NGEN-R End User Hardware Contract to HPI Federal

October 8, 2019

HPI Federal LLC, Washington, District of Columbia, is awarded a $358,473,450 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of Department of Navy (DON) end user hardware (EUHW) used on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, the outside continental U.S. Naval Enterprise Network and the Marine Corps Enterprise Network. EUHW includes:  laptops, desktops, tablets, virtual desktops, zero/thin client devices and associated peripherals such as keyboards, mice, monitors and docking stations.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Tech to Develop Electronic Warfare Combined with Cyber Effects for the Air Force

October 8, 2019

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, has been awarded a $92,980,000 cost-reimbursement, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Playas Electronic Attack & Cyber Environment research and development. This contract will define, develop and deploy cyber electronic warfare (EW) capabilities for research and development, evaluation, test and training in support of employment of cyber EW effects.

Bastille Networks Will Perform IoT Testing for DHS IoT Security Program

October 3, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $199,680 to Bastille Networks, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. Under the Phase 4 award of S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program’s (SVIP’s) “Security for the Internet of Things” solicitation, the company will provide its Internet of Things (IoT) security solution, which will enable system administrators to gain real-time situational awareness of threats on connected devices, according to the agency.

AT&T is Helping to Rebuild Tyndall AFB's Communication Infrastructure

AT&T Government Solutions, Vienna, Virginia, has been awarded a $23,615,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Tyndall Air Force Base Supplement Communications Recovery Effort (TSCR). This effort is for relief in rebuilding Tyndall AFB, a disaster area due to Hurricane Michael. The TSCR is to complete the holistic communication infrastructure and IT services restoration effort by delivering a modernized Wide Area Network and Base Area Network delivery solution.

Battelle and Riverside Research are Performing R&D on Microelectronics and Embedded Systems for the Air Force Research Lab

October 3, 2019

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, has been awarded a $42,156,000 bilateral, shared ceiling increase modification (P00003) to previously awarded FA8650-15-D-1953 for research and development. The Microelectronics and Embedded Systems Assurance (MESA) contract modification will provide for basic, applied, and advanced research and development to develop, evaluate, and facilitate the transition of technologies to improve the security and reliability of microelectronics and embedded systems.

L3 Technologies is Supplying Telemetry and RF Production Service to the Air Force

October 3, 2019

L3 Technologies Inc., San Diego, California, contract has been awarded a $92,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price/time and material contract for Telemetry and RF Production and Sustainment Services. This contract provides for miniature cryptographic unit 110B/C and KI-700 hardware and technical support of these products. Work will be performed at San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2024. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition.

MITRE Continues Supporting the Air Force as an FFRDC

October 3, 2019

The MITRE Corp., Bedford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $451,345,707 cost reimbursement option contract for services. This contract provides for support to the Air Force from MITRE as the administrator of the National Security Engineering Center Federally-Funded Research and Development Center. Work will be performed in Bedford, Massachusetts; McLean, Virginia, and various locations throughout the continental U.S. and outside the continental U.S., and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition.

Insitu is Providing Product and Hardware Support to the Navy's Fielded Unmanned Aerial Systems

October 3, 2019

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is awarded a $7,497,412 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract procures product and hardware support required to provide rapid response to fielded unmanned aerial systems, unmanned air vehicles and operational personnel. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington (90%); and China Lake, California (10 %), and is expected to be completed in September 2024. No funds will be obligated at the time of award.

The Air Force SMC Selects United Launch Services for NRO Mission Launch Operations

October 3, 2019

United Launch Services (ULS), Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $1,175,842,965 firm-fixed-price modification (P00001) to previously awarded contract FA8811-19-C-0002 for National Security Space Launch (NSSL) Delta IV Heavy launch services. This contract modification is for Launch Operations Support (LOPS) services for five NSSL National Reconnaissance Office missions, all of which require ULS’s Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle.