Acquisition and Contracting Blog

Militaries Purchase Cubic Defense P5 Combat Training System

September 10, 2020

Cubic Defense Applications Inc., San Diego, California, has been awarded a $193,300,000 single-award, firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable-no-fee contract for the P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) contractor logistic support. This contract provides continuous depot-level contractor services by replacing the previous contract that expired on July 20, 2020. Work will be performed in San Diego, and is expected to be completed September 2027. This is a mix of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and non-FMS requirements.

Raytheon is Preparing Naval Air Systems Command Software

September 10, 2020

Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $52,203,703 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract provides new software development, software risk reduction, existing software support, software improvements and production integration planning. Specifically, this contract provides for the development of Operational Flight Software (OFS) 10.15, which is required for the AIM-9X Block II Missile production in support of Lot 23 as well as future lots for the Navy, Air Force and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (83%); Andover, Ma

The Call for Advanced Credentialling

September 10, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
Experts speaking at the Federal Identity Virtual Collaboration Event on September 9 pointed out the U.S. federal government's use of the common access card can be improved with employment of a more holistic, enterprise system across all agencies. Credit: Shutterstock/Andrii Zastrozhnov

Identity management experts see an overdue need for innovation.

 

The Air Force Selects Northrop Grumman for Supply Chain Management of RF Countermeasure Systems

September 4, 2020

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Warner Robins, Georgia, has been awarded an estimated $66,851,248 requirements contract for the supply chain management of the AN/ALQ-155, AN/ALQ-161, AN/ALQ-184 and AN/APN-241 systems. This contract provides for repairs, spares and engineering services for the mentioned systems. Work will be performed at Warner Robins, Georgia, and is expected to be completed September 9, 2028. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 defense working capital funds are being used and no funds are being obligated at the time of the award.

Technical and Project Engineering to Providing Computer Programming Support to Army

September 4, 2020

Technical and Project Engineering LLC,* Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $9,221,888 firm-fixed-price contract to provide computer programming support services to Headquarters, Department of the Army; U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; U.S. Army Special Operations Command; the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve; Army National Guard; and TRADOC Centers of Excellence. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Alexandria, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of September 6, 2024.

The Army Hires CMU to Conduct AI and Autonomous Research

September 4, 2020

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $70,000,000 cost-no-fee contract to research and develop a new translational research methodology that leverages autonomy and artificial intelligence to minimize time spent on low-impact, high-time activities. Bids were solicited via the internet with 999 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of September 3, 2025. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911QX-20-D-0008).

Shipbuilders Conduct Studies for Construction of Large Unmanned Surface Naval Vessel

September 4, 2020

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi (N00024-20-C-6319); Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Maryland (N00024-20-C-6320); Bollinger Shipyards Lockport LLC, Lockport, Louisiana (N00024-20-C-6316); Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wisconsin (N00024-20-C-6317); Gibbs & Cox Inc., Arlington, Virginia (N0002420C6318); and Austal USA LLC, Mobile, Alabama (N00024-20-C-6315), are each being awarded a firm-fixed price contract for studies of a Large Unmanned Surface Vessel with a combined value across all awards of $41,985,112.

Firms to Compete to Deliver Systems for Launch and Platforms for Naval Surface Warfare

September 4, 2020

Advex Corp., Hampton, Virginia (N00164-20-D-GW63); Chesapeake Machining and Fabrication, Baltimore, Maryland (N00164-20-D-GW06); Kodiak Manufacturing, Allison, Pennsylvania (N00164-20-D-GW07); and Merrill Technologies Group, Saginaw, Michigan (N00164-20-D-GW08), will compete for each order of the $50,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contracts for machining and fabrication requirements in support of the development, maintenance and sustainment of systems, sub-systems, equipment and components.

Contracting Tips for Winning Work at DISA

September 3, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
DISA contracting officials Carlen Capenos, director, Office of Small Business Programs (top right) and Douglas Packard, Procurement Services executive (bottom right) speak with SIGNAL Magazine editor Robert K. Ackerman during a September 2 webinar. The officials advised companies submitting proposals to take the time to understand DISA's role in the military, how it supports warfighters and how the agency purchases goods and services. Credit: DISA

Officials offer advice on how to do business with the agency. 

Compass is Providing C5ISR Tech Advancement to the Navy

September 2, 2020

Compass Systems Inc.,* Lexington Park, Maryland, is awarded a $7,690,800 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N68335-20-F-0698) against previously-issued basic ordering agreement N68335-18-G-0035. The order procures command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR) technology advancement to enhance communication techniques with Operational Mapping and Networked Intelligence technology (OMNI).

A-Tech is Providing Autonomous ISR Sensing Capabilities to AFRL

September 2, 2020

A-Tech Corp., Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a $34,905,249 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Surveillance, Intelligence, and Reconnaissance Enhanced Network (SIREN) program. The objective of SIREN is to provide an autonomous, multi-modal, space-based sensing capabilities for persistent tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Work will be performed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is expected to be completed December 4, 2025. The award is the result of a competitive acquisition and one offer was received. Fiscal year 2020 research, development, test and evaluati

Space Force Selects Geospark's AI Technology for Situational Awareness

September 2, 2020

Geospark Analytics Inc.,* Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $95,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five year ordering period for the Phase Three commercialization of their Small Business Innovation Research Phase One technology of Hyperion Artificial Intelligence. The enterprise-level contract provides near real time situational awareness capabilities to the entire U.S. federal government, enabling users to make better decisions faster.

Northrop Grumman is Supporting the Air Force's Cruise Missile Navigation System

September 2, 2020

Northrop Grumman System Corp., Salt Lake City, Utah, has been awarded a $135,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for remanufacturing efforts in support of the air launch cruise missile inertial navigation element. Work encompasses the disassembly, cleaning, inspection, maintenance, re-assembly, testing and finishing actions as required to return the end item to a like-new condition. Work will be predominantly performed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be completed September 3, 2034.  This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

Jacobs Technology Continues IT Service and Enterprise Support to TRANSCOM

September 2, 2020

Jacobs Technology Inc., Tampa, Florida, has been awarded a $28,699,264 modification (P00037) for contract HTC711-17-C-D001. This modification provides continued information technology service management enterprise support to the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). Work will be performed primarily on-site at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and these other locations: Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Enterprise Computing Center, St.

Lockheed is Providing Sensors for the Army's Apache Helicopters

September 2, 2020

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $7,340,642 modification (P00005) to contract W52P1J-20-F-0225 for Apache modernized day sensor assembly kits. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2023. Fiscal year 2018 aircraft procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $7,340,642 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Navy Contract Mod with AT&T Continues Enterprise 911 Routing Service

September 2, 2020

AT&T Government Solutions Inc., Vienna, Virginia, is awarded an $8,207,565 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option for continuation of services and sustainment support of Navy Enterprise 911 routing and management service. This modification increases the estimated value of the contract from $21,978,526 to $30,186,091. The overall potential value of the contract is $39,509,592 if the final option is exercised.

Army Cyber Command Selects BAE for Provide C4I Services

September 1, 2020

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, was awarded an $11,723,000 firm-fixed-price contract to provide U.S. Army Cyber Command with command, control, communications, computers and information management augmentation services. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Augusta, Georgia, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2021. Fiscal year 2020 and 2021 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $11,723,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

Liqid is Supplying High Performance Computing to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

September 1, 2020

Liqid Inc.,* Broomfield, Colorado, was awarded a $16,480,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Department of Defense high performing computing modernization programs. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work will be performed in Vicksburg, Mississippi, with an estimated completion date of April 28, 2026. Fiscal 2020 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $16,480,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W912DY-20-F-0576). *Small Business

Northrop Grumman is Providing Electronic Mission Aircraft Support to the Army

September 1, 2020

Northrop Grumman, McLean, Virginia, was awarded an $18,137,372 modification (P00088) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0014 for contractor logistics support services for government-owned, fixed-wing fleet performing Special Electronic Mission Aircraft missions. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2021. Fiscal year 2020 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $18,137,372 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

SAIC Wins Army IT Services Contract

September 1, 2020

SAIC, Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $36,290,371 hybrid (cost-no-fee, time-and-materials) contract for the procurement of information technology services.  Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; and Corpus Christi, Texas, with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2021. Fiscal 2020 and 2021 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $36,290,371 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W9124P-20-F-0397).

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