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Spectrum to Support Air Force C2ISR efforts

November 17, 2017

Spectrum Comm Incorporated of Newport News, Virginia, has been awarded a $22,431,365 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the enterprise contracted logistics support and provides for an enterprise approach to total lifecycle logistics support and specialized global supply chain management for supported command and control intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft weapon systems. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, with an expected completion date of November 30, 2023. The contract was a competitive acquisition and 15 offers were received. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8555-18-D-0001).

Air Force Switching Out B-52 Combat Network Technology

November 17, 2017

The Boeing Company, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $23,832,538 fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00061) to a previously awarded contract (FA8628-15-C-2251) for 10 full-rate production combat network communication technology upgrade kits for the B-52 bombers. Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with an expected completion date of October 16, 2019. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $23,832,538 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Navy Upgrading Radar for Aircraft

November 17, 2017

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $7,564,015 firm-fixed-price delivery order (N0001918F0590) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003).  This delivery order provides for the life-of-type-buy of 6,416 general purpose controllers (GPC) to mitigate GPC obsolescence issues associated with configuration D radar upgrades impacting F/A-18E-F and G radar retrofits.  Work will be performed in El Segundo and is expected to be completed in February 2018.  Fiscal year 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,564,015 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Supporting Naval Minehunting Program

November 17, 2017

Raytheon Co., Keyport, Washington, is being awarded $9,600,000 for cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitzed contract action under delivery order N0002418F6303 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N61331-17-D-0001) for design efforts and long lead material procurement for deploy and retrieve systems in support of the AN/AQS-20 Minehunting program. The highly specialized equipment will deploy, tow, and retrieve the AN/AQS-20 sonar in support of minehunting operations.  This system is in support of the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasures Mission Package test schedule.  Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Rhode Island (81 percent); and Keyport, Washington (19 percent), and is expected to be completed by November 2018.  Fiscal year 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,800,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This delivery order was not competitively procured with only one responsible source. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins Providing Bandwidth Expansion System to Naval Aircraft

November 17, 2017

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $12,733,727 for modification P00068 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0004) to exercise an option for the installation of Block I/Internet Protocol Bandwidth Expansion Phase 3/Block IA Very Low Transmit Terminal/Nuclear Planning and Execution System kit on one E-6B aircraft.  This modification also provides for field support engineering, training, software licenses, technology refresh activities and travel funding in support of E-6B Block I full-rate production. Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (85 percent); and Richardson, Texas (15 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2019. Fiscal year 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $12,733,727 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Navy Boosting its C4I Capabilities

November 17, 2017

The Navy has selected four companies to assist in improving its command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence efforts (C4I). General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia, is being awarded a $31,814,166; KAB Laboratories Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Epsilon Systems Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $31,354,800; Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, Linthicum, Maryland, is being awarded a $30,733,995; and Science Application International Corporation of McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $33,125,547. The four awards are indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contract for technical and engineering support to include technology insertion, software/hardware and systems engineering, modeling and simulation, installation and testing, and integrated logistics in support of the Navy's C4I efforts. All awardees will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. The two-year contract includes one, three-year option. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and work is expected to be completed November 15, 2019.  If options are exercised, work will continue through November 2022. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated as task orders are issued using research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); operations and maintenance (Navy); and other procurement (Navy) funds. The contract was competitively procured via publication on the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities website, and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command e-Commerce Central website. Four offers were received and four were selected for award. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N66001-18-F-0173).

Navy Upgrading Airborne Instrumentation

November 17, 2017

Teletronics, a Curtiss Wright Company, in Newtown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $45,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of airborne instrumentation data acquisition hardware and associated repair services to support the Naval Air Systems Command’s Air Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation Department (AIR 5.2).  Hardware includes data acquisition units, solid state recorders, high speed sampling devices, signal conditioners, power supplies, and other items which come together to form complete airborne instrumentation data acquisition systems for use on F/A-18, P-8, V-22, F-35, C130, Triton, and fire scout aircraft, various helicopter platforms and a variety of other Navy aircraft and Central Test and Evaluation Investment Programs for the Navy. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in November 2022. Funds are not being obligated at time of award, funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The contract was not a competitive procurement. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00421-18-D-0007).

Lockheed Martin Space Systems to Continue to Support Mobile User Objective System for Navy

November 17, 2017

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a $92,900,000 modification to the previously awarded Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) cost-plus-award fee contract (N00039-04-C-2009) for engineering services, interim logistics services, spares and associated material. MUOS is a narrowband military satellite communications system that supports a worldwide, multiservice population of users, providing modern netcentric communications capabilities while supporting legacy terminals. Work will be performed in Scottsdale, Arizona (90 percent); and Sunnyvale, California (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by November 2020. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Fiscal year 2018 weapons procurement (Navy); FY 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); and FY 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding will be applied incrementally to the contract after award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured because it was a sole source acquisition. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N00039).

 

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