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. Under the multiple-award blanket purchase agreement (BPA), which has a ceiling of $75 million and runs through September 2024, TCG will help PB-ITS in managing its complex IT environment, help enhance the Project Management Office’s processes and facilitate agile implementation while increasing quality service to customers across the government, according to the company.
Acquisition and Contracting
Many U.S. small businesses possess capabilities and technologies that are ideal for supporting overseas emerging economies, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is striving to arrange matches that serve both parties’ interests. The agency spent more than two-thirds of its nearly $17 billion FY 2018 funding on assistance, with the rest in acquisition. Overall, 14.6 percent of USAID awards worldwide go to small, disadvantaged, women-owned, service-disabled, veteran-owned and HUBZone small businesses.
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, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with a nine year ordering period.
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 will be performed at Greenville, Texas, and is expected to be completed by September 2024. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two
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. (5.6%), and is expected to be completed January 7, 2022. The period of performance is a 39-month base period and without options from October 8, 2019, through January 7, 2022. Fiscal year 2019, research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,500,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of current fiscal year.
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. Under this contract, EUHW can either be purchased or obtained as a service and may include provisioning, configuration, hardware maintenance, break/fix support and disposition of user devices and associated peripherals.
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. DOD reported that the effort would "provide a unique and enduring environment to support Department of Defense assets for the employment of cyber and EW effects." Work will be performed in Playas, New Mexico, and is expected to be completed by October 7, 2026.
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.
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL), Cambridge, Massachusetts, is awarded an $83,424,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00030-20-C-0004 to provide research into the applications of technologies to meet guidance requirements for the U.S. Trident II (D5) Strategic Weapon System, and provide specialized technical knowledge for the guidance, navigation and control applications that will support Navy programs. Work will be performed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an expected completion date of September 30, 2021. Fiscal year 2020 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $40,239,000 will be obligated on this award. No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Sprint Communications Co. L.P., doing business as Sprint, Reston, Virginia (N00244-19-D-0013); and Manhattan Telecommunications Corp., doing business as MetTel, New York, New York (N00244-19-D-0014), are awarded an estimated $993,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for wireless services and devices in support of the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, other Department of Defense agencies, and federal agencies. The contract will include a base period, September 30 to November 7, 2019, due to an on-ramp to the existing Spiral 3 Wireless Services multi-agency contracts. The awards have three one-year option periods which if exercised, would make the total value of the contract $993,500,000.
Rockwell Collins Inc., a Collins Aerospace Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is awarded a $24,708,215 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide for the engineering and manufacturing development of the Enhanced Visual Acuity (EVA) system. EVA will increase flight safety and mission effectiveness by allowing Department of the Navy rotary-wing and tiltrotor (RW/TR) aircrews to maintain required visual situational awareness down to Very-Low-Light-Level (VLLL) flight operations. In addition, the EVA system will provide a heads up display for pilot and co-pilot viewing of mission specific video imagery generated by the host aircraft.
Harris Corp., Palm Bay, Florida, is awarded a $9,959,544 firm-fixed-price contract to procure 23 digital map computers (DMC); and 72 digital video map computers (DVMC) for Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP); 28 DMCs and 24 DVMCs for the Navy; and 13 DMCs for the government of Bahrain. These capabilities will be integrated on the F/A-18E/F, AH-1Z and H-1 aircraft. Work will be performed in Malabar, Florida, and is expected to be completed in August 2021.
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. Work will be performed at Centennial, Colorado; Pueblo, Colorado; Decatur, Alabama; and Harlingen, Texas, with launch facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be completed by February 29, 2024.
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. Funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1).
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. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $327,003 are being obligated at the time of award.
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. Fiscal 2019 space procurement; and fiscal year 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $6,195,846 are being obligated at the time of award.
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. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by September 21, 2022. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $90,877,000. No funds are being obligated at the time of the award.
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. Work will be performed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and is expected to be complete by September 25, 2020. The award is the result of a sole source acquisition.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $200,000 to CryptoMove, Inc., to support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) security. CryptoMove is a start-up company in San Mateo, California, and is developing capabilities to protect CBP sUAS platforms from malicious actors. It uses a dynamic defense system and data fragmentation approach for the sUAS platforms, which is embedded in all levels of the technology architecture. The technology offers automated system resilience for connected devices, DHS reported.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $143,478 to Danube Tech GmbH, a company based in Vienna, Austria, to develop blockchain security technology, the agency reported in a statement. The award was made under S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) Other Transaction Solicitation Preventing Forgery and Counterfeiting of Certificates and Licenses. The agency has identified blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) as a priority solution fors DHS missions.