Acquisition and Contracting Blog

The Air Force is Having Boeing Update ADCP Equipment for the F-15 Platform

July 31, 2019

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $10,395,313 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00005) to previously awarded delivery order contract FA8634-17-F-0002 for F-15 Advanced Display Core Processor (ADCP) II low-rate initial production Lot 1. This engineering change proposal provides for the production and integration of the ADCPII boxes and related equipment into the F-15 platform. Work will be performed in St. Louis and is expected to be completed by July 31, 2021. The award is the result of a sole source acquisition.

Air Force Purchases Infrared Countermeasures

July 31, 2019

Armtec Countermeasures Co., Coachella, California, has been awarded a $90,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for MJU-53/B countermeasure flare. This contract provides an infrared countermeasure flare which is a magnesium based flare utilized on Air Force Air Mobility Command C-17 and C-5 aircraft. Work will be performed at Camden, Arkansas, and is expected to be completed by July 2023. This contract involves foreign military sales, however, the countries are unknown at this time. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received.

General Dynamics Mission Systems is Manufacturing Reflectors for the Navy's AN/SPG-62 Antenna Systems

July 31, 2019

General Dynamics Missions Systems Inc., Marion, Virginia, is awarded a $16,313,717 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the manufacturing of AN/SPG-62 antenna systems parabolic radio frequency reflectors. The AN/SPG-62 antenna systems are mounted and operated in the ship’s open spaces and are subsystems of the Mk-99 fire control system, part of the AEGIS combat system suite.

Alliant Techsystems is Producing Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles for the Navy

July 31, 2019

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Inc., Northridge, California, is being awarded a $167,338,657 firm-fixed-price contract for 263 full-rate production Lot 8 Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM). This contract provides for conversion of U.S. government-provided AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles into 260 AGM-88E AARGM all-up-rounds and 3 Captive Air Training Missiles, including supplies and services required for manufacture, spares, and fleet deployment.

DRS is Developing and Integrating Naval Undersea Warfare Hardware Solutions

July 31, 2019

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is awarded a $382,535,170 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the development, integration, and production of hardware solutions. This contract will provide design, procurement, production, sparing, test, installation, and support of displays, workstations, processors, and network systems; the production of subsequent systems, kits and enclosures; and engineering and technical services.

NIH Selects Highlight to Provide Communications Support

July 31, 2019

Fairfax, Virginia-based Highlight Technologies reported on July 31 that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) selected the company to provide communications and outreach support services under an $18 million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).

Ultra Electronics is Manufacturing Hydrophones for the Navy

July 30, 2019

Ultra-Electronics, Undersea Sensor Systems Inc., Columbia City, Indiana, is awarded a $24,865,776 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract containing firm-fixed-price provisions to manufacture, test, inspect, package and deliver first article and production DT-511C and DT-592D hydrophones. Work will be performed in Columbia City, Indiana, and is expected to be complete by July 2024. Fiscal year 2019 and 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $3,205,793 will be obligated on the first delivery order at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal

NAVWAR Pacific Asks Oregon State to Look into Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Systems

July 30, 2019

Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, Oregon, is awarded an $8,741,152 cooperative research agreement to conduct research for a machine common sense (MCS) service for artificial intelligence and robotic systems.

Raytheon is Producing Radar Switch Assembly Kits for the Naval Surface Warfare Center

July 30, 2019

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is awarded a $14,296,116 firm-fixed-price, definite-quantity contract action for production of AN/SPY-1 radar solid state switch assembly modification kits.  Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by November 2021. Fiscal year 2019 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $14,296,116 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.

Harris is Procuring Advanced Digital Receivers for the Naval Air Systems Command

July 30, 2019

Harris Corp., Clifton, New Jersey, is awarded $31,312,350 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N00019-19-F-0046 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-16-G-0003) to procure 77 Generation 2 Digital Receiver/Technique Generator Shop Replaceable Assemblies (SRAs) and Switch Board Assemblies to support (V)4 to A(V)4 conversions and SRAs to support Repair of Repairables, along with the associated AN/ALQ-214B(V)4/5 part number change.  Work will be performed in Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed in July 2021. Fiscal year 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) fund

MARCOR Systems Command Selects Ultra Electronics to Upgrade Aviation C2 System

July 30, 2019

Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems Inc.

Accenture is Helping the Army with Cloud Migration Research

July 30, 2019

Accenture Federal Services, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded an $11,793,894 modification (P00026) to contract W52P1J-17-C-0022 for General Fund Enterprise Business System-Sensitive Activities cloud migration to IL6. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2021. Fiscal year 2018 and 2019 research, development, test and evaluation, Army funds in the amount of $2,681,158 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems is Building Self-Propelled Howitzers for the Army

July 30, 2019

BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, York, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $88,000,000 modification (P00024) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0001 for long lead material associated with the build of the Self-Propelled Howitzer, Carrier-Ammunition Tracked Vehicle, as well as the gathering of parts associated with the total package fielding package in relation to Option 2. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of January 31, 2023. Fiscal year 2019 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $88,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

Progeny Systems is Supporting NAVSEA's Submarine and Undersea Systems Information Technology Efforts

July 29, 2019

Progeny Systems Corp.,* Manassas, Virginia, is awarded a $17,633,753 cost-plus-fixed fee level-of-effort and cost-only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-6265 to exercise options for the procurement of engineering and technical services, including software development, commercial off-the-shelf products, hardware and software integration for submarine and undersea warfare weapons systems. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (65%); Middletown, Rhode Island (25%); and San Diego, California (10%), and is expected to be complete by July 2020.

Army Secures Desktop and Mobile Computing Supplier Options in $5 Billion Contract

July 29, 2019

Blue Tech Inc.,* San Diego, California (W52P1J-19-D-0051); Ace Computers doing business as JC Technology Inc.,* Elk Grove Village, Illinois (W52P1J-19-D-0055); Strategic Communications LLC,* Louisville, Kentucky (W52P1J-19-D-0050); NCS Technologies Inc.,* Gainesville, Virginia (W52P1J-19-D-0048); HPI Federal LLC, Washington, District of Columbia (W52P1J-19-D-0054); Dell Federal Systems LP, Round Rock, Texas (W52P1J-19-D-0049); Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Herndon, Virginia (W52P1J-19-D-0052); and Sterling Computers Corp.,* North Sioux City, South Dakota (W52P1J-19-D-0053), will compete for ea

Solis Applied Science is Providing the Army's National Ground intelligence Center with Remote Sensing and Image Support

July 26, 2019

Solis Applied Science,* Falls Church, Virginia, was awarded a $77,383,996 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for National Ground Intelligence Center remote sensing and image science support services. Three bids were solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 24, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W911W5-19-D-0001).

 *Small Business

Companies to Compete to Provide Army Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems

July 26, 2019

Textron, AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland (W911QY-19-D-0033); Arcturus UAV,* Rohnert Park, California (W911QY-19-D-0050); Martin UAV,* Plano, Texas (W911QY-19-D-0032); and L3 Technologies, Ashburn, Virginia (W911QY19D0051), will compete for each order of the $99,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Future Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems. Bids were solicited via the internet with 11 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 24, 2022. U.S.

Arizona State University is Examining Infectious Agents and Chemical Toxicity for DARPA and the Army

July 23, 2019

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $9,107,025 cost-no-fee contract for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency-based proposal titled "Diagnostic Epigenetics of Infectious agents and Chemical Toxicity." Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Tempe, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of July 21, 2021. Fiscal year 2018 and 2019 Defense Advanced Research Project Agency funds in the amount of $5,222,714 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems is Performing AEGIS Design Work for the Navy

July 23, 2019

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is awarded a $15,707,204 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-5136) for AEGIS Weapons System design requirements in support of Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)). The Frigate Combat Management System (CMS) contract includes the design of the CMS. The planned contract action will modify CMS capabilities under development and integrate increased combat system element capability, resulting in an AEGIS Weapon System that aligns with FFG(X) class ships.

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