DIA Selects Companies to Support R&D and Engineering Under $500 Million HELIOS Contract

September 14, 2018

AT&T, Columbia, Maryland (HHM402-18-D-0006); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (HHM402-18-D-0007); Harris Corp., Palm Bay, Florida (HHM402-18-D-0008); KeyW Corp., Hanover, Maryland (HHM402-18-D-0009); Leidos Inc., Chantilly, Virginia (HHM402-18-D-0010); Lockheed Martin Corp., Littleton, Colorado (HHM402-18-D-0011); Macaulay-Brown Inc., Dayton, Ohio (HHM402-18-D-0012); Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio (HHM402-18-D-0013); and Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas (HHM402-18-D-0014), were awarded a five-year base plus five one-year option indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ), multiple-award contract called HELIOS with a combined ceiling value of $500,000,000.

Through the HELIOS award, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) will procure research, development, technical, and engineering services to support DIA Directorate for Science & Technology missions. Work will be performed at contractor facilities and at government facilities in the National Capital Region with a start date of Sept. 15, 2018 and an estimated completion date of Sept. 14, 2028. The HELIOS contract was awarded through a full and open solicitation and nine offers were received. Each company will receive a $10,000 minimum guarantee. Task Orders (TO) will be issued competitively under this ID/IQ, which will allow for the following TO contract types: firm-fixed-price; fixed-price, level of effort term; fixed-price incentive, includes firm and successive targets; fixed-price-award-fee; cost-plus-incentive-fee; cost-plus-award-fee; cost-plus-fixed-fee term and completion; and time-and-material, or labor hour lines. The Virginia Contracting Activity, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

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