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Ideal Aerosmith is Advancing Mission Planning Systems for ISR Data

September 20, 2021

Ideal Aerosmith Inc., Grand Forks, North Dakota, is awarded a $25,685,970 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Expeditionary Mission Support Station (EMSS) effort. EMSS, including updating the advanced mission planning systems, is strategically important for allowing dedicated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets to gather ISR data that can be used in the planning process. This contract provides for the creation of mission planning software that will have the ability to plan multi-day routes with dynamic weather considerations changing over both time and location. Work will be performed in Grand Forks, North Dakota, with an expected completion date of September19, 2024. The maximum dollar value, including a 36-month base period and one 12-month option period that can run concurrently, is $25,685,970. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,997,268 are obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under N00014-21-S-B001, “Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science & Technology.” Since proposals are received throughout the year under the long range BAA, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00014-21-C-1062).

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Boeing is Providing Engineering Support for Data Co-Processor Circuit Card Assemblies

September 20, 2021

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $28,108,917 definitive contract including firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-only provisions for production and engineering support services to include obsolescence redesign, integration and qualification testing, and production and deployment support as well as consumables, travel and the production of the data co-processor circuit card assemblies. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $58,581,326. Work will be performed in Pleasanton, California, and is expected to complete July 2022. If all options are exercised, work will continue through September, 2026. Total obligated funding for this contract combines purchases for the U.S. government in the amount of $10,377,110 (36.92%); and Foreign Military Sales (63.08%) for the governments of Canada ($8,377,596; 29.80%); Taiwan ($4,603,051; 16.38%); the Netherlands ($2,851,755; 10.15%); South Korea ($503,785; 1.79%); Spain ($416,435; 1.48%); Belgium ($360,160; 1.28%); Denmark ($258,865; 0.92%); Norway ($157,570; 0.56%); New Zealand ($146,315; 0.52%); and India ($56,275; 0.20%). This is a sole-source contract in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c) (1) as integral parts of the end items contain proprietary technology developed by The Boeing Co. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity. (Awarded September 17, 2021)

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L3 Harris is Producing Spare Parts for Binocular Night Vision Devices

September 20, 2021

L3 Technologies Inc., Londonderry, New Hampshire, is awarded $49,490,083 for a five year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with five one-year options for various spare parts for the AN/PVS-31 Series binocular night vision devices. The contract value includes options, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $49,490,083. Work will be performed in Londonderry, New Hampshire, and is expected to be completed March 2032. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance, Department of Defense (99%); and fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance, Air Force (1%) funding will be obligated at time of award in the amount of $3,868,113 and expires this fiscal year. This contract action was not competitively procured via the beta.sam.gov website. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N0016421DJQ85).

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The Navy Selects Small Businesses for GPS-Based PNT Hardware

September 20, 2021

Sechan Electronics Inc.,* Lititz, Pennsylvania (N0003921D2002); and Systems Engineering Support Co. Inc.* (SESCo), San Diego, California (N0003921D2003) are awarded a combined $452,850,428 indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery multiple award contract (MAC) for Global Positioning System-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Service (GPNTS) follow-on hardware production units. GPNTS is used to receive, process and distribute three-dimensional position, velocity, acceleration, attitude, time and frequency in the formats required by shipboard user systems. The contracts include a base ordering period of five years and a three-year option ordering period. No contract funds will be obligated on the basic MAC awards. Contract funds in the amount of $260,140 will be obligated on the first task order under each contract utilizing fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funds. Each contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the estimated value of each contact to $241,507,812 for Sechan; and $211,342,616 for SESCo. Throughout the duration of the awarded contracts, the total obligated amount on orders for all of the awarded contracts combined will not exceed $241,507,812. Work will be performed in Lititz, Pennsylvania, for Sechan; and San Diego, California, for SESCo. Work is expected to be completed by September 2029 if the option period is exercised. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. These contracts were competitively procured with six offers received. The Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity. *Small Business

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MRL Materials Research is Preparing R&D of New Alloys and Metallic Materials Processing Technologies for Aerospace

September 20, 2021

MRL Materials Resources LLC, Beavercreek, Ohio, has been awarded a $72,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the research and development and assessment of new alloys and metallic materials-processing technologies for aerospace applications. Work will be performed at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by September 17, 2028. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received. Fiscal 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $242,239 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-21-D-5270).

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Saab is Performing Marine Corps Radar Sustainment

September 17, 2021

Saab Inc., Syracuse, New York, is awarded a $20,860,970 cost-plus-fixed-fee term and firm-fixed-price contract for engineering, technical, logistical, and material support services for lifecycle sustainment of the AN/SPS-77 (variants) Radar Systems; Marine Corps AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Systems; Celsius Tech Radar and Optronic Site 200 Fire Control Radar System; and other Saab sensor systems. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $91,535,248. Work will be performed in Syracuse, New York (68%); Järfälla, Sweden (12%); Göteborg, Sweden (10%); Washington, D.C. (5%); and Dam Neck, Virginia (5%), and is expected to be completed by September 2022. If all options are exercised, work will continue through September 2026. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,700,000 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. Code 2304(c)(1) — only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity (N63394-21-C-0009).

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Marine Corps Systems Command Selects Small Businesses for Amphibious Vehicle Test Advancement

September 17, 2021

Bowhead Marine Support Services LLC,* Springfield, Virginia (M68909-21-D-7912); DeVilliers Technology Solutions LLC,* doing business as, DeVil-Tech, Stafford, Virginia (M68909-21-D-7913); FedWriters Inc.,* Fairfax, Virginia (M68909-21-D-7914); and MERPTech LLC,* Herndon, Virginia (M68909-21-D-7915), are awarded a combined $31,166,049 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for the procurement of services to support the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch. The operations, maintenance and technical services contract will be used to issue task orders to provide test and evaluation support including, but not limited to amphibious vehicles, ground combat vehicles, systems, and equipment for the Marine Corps Systems Command and Program Executive Officer Land Systems. Types of services required include, scuba diving services, emergency medical treatment services, watercraft operation and maintenance services, heavy equipment operation and maintenance services, communications equipment operation and maintenance services, advanced manufacturing, welding, and machining services, technical editing services, electronics services, media services, engineering services, information technology services, data collection services, administrative management services, financial management services, security services, and crane services. This five-year contract includes five one-year option periods which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $69,000,000, over a ten year period to the four vendors combined. Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, California. The period of performance for the base award is from September 17, 2021, through September 16, 2026. If all options are exercised, the period of performance would extend through September 16, 2031. Awardees will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. No funds will be obligated at time of award.

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