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Defense Logistics Agency Contracts $1.61 Billion for Over-the-Counter COVID Antigen Kits

September 17, 2021

Quidel Corp., San Diego, California, has been awarded a maximum $710,570,885 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for over-the-counter antigen test kits. This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. This is a one-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is all 50 states, with a September 14, 2022, ordering period end date. Primary customer is the Department of Health and Human Services. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2022 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE2DE-21-D-0050). (Awarded September 14, 2021)

Orasure Corp., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a maximum $512,940,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for over-the-counter antigen test kits. This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. This is a one-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is all 50 states, with a September 14, 2022, ordering period end date. Primary customer is the Department of Health and Human Services. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2022 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE2DE-21-D-0049). (Awarded September 14, 2021)

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Jacobs is Supporting AI and Algorithm R&D for AFRL

September 17, 2021

Jacobs Technology Inc., Severn, Maryland, has been awarded an $8,849,269 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development. This contract provides for the supporting research and development of innovative algorithm development of artificial intelligence capabilities that are extensible to the Air Force mission in the area of executive functions. The location of performance will be in Severn, Maryland. The work is expected to be completed by September 17, 2024. Fiscal 2020 and 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $770,568 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-21-C-1167).

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The Air Force is Overhauling the B-52 Counter Measure Receiver and the B-2 Electronics Unit

September 17, 2021

Ball Aerospace, Boulder, Colorado, has been awarded a $9,700,000 requirements contract for repair of the B-2 Antenna Electronics Unit. This contract provides for depot level repair services for the B-2 Electronics Unit. Work will be performed in Boulder, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by September 16, 2026. This award is the result of a non-competitive acquisition; no funds are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8539-21-D-0012).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, has been awarded a $49,268,275 requirements contract for overhaul of the B-52 Counter Measure Receiver. Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed by September 19, 2026. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $14,548,430 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8119-21-D-0012).

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The Air Force Selects Boeing in $1.62 Billion Minuteman III ICBM Guidance Set

September 17, 2021

The Boeing Co., Newark, Ohio, has been awarded a $1,620,707,490 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for missile guidance repair. This contract will repair the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) missile guidance set. Work will be performed in Newark, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by September 27, 2039. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $32,486,160 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA821421D0003).

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Simmonds Precision Products is Developing Low-Cost Air-Drop Munition Weapon System

September 16, 2021

Simmonds Precision Products, Vergennes, Vermont, is awarded a $13,712,394 modification (P00004) to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00014-19-C-1062 for the Low-Cost Air-Drop Munition (LCAM) weapon system development program. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $28,522,207 and no options were proposed. Work will be performed in Vergennes, Vermont (74.4%); Arlington, Virginia (5.2%); Indian Head, Maryland (3.9%); Yuma, Arizona (3.8%); Burlington, Vermont (3%); Torrance, California (2.6%); Westminster, Maryland (2.3%); Rancho Cordova, California (1.9%); and various places below 1%. Modification P00004 extends the period of performance; work is expected to be completed by December 31, 2022. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $13,611,788 are obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00014-19-C-1062).

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Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake is Recovering from Earthquake Damage

September 16, 2021

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Baltimore, Maryland, is awarded a $137,351,160 firm-fixed-price task order (N6247321F4727) under a multiple award construction contract for the replacement of several facilities damaged by earthquakes at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. Work to be performed provides for the design and construction of cast propellant mix facility, warhead casing operations facility, and motor assembly compound in support of the China Lake Propulsion Laboratory. The task order also contains 23 unexercised options and six planned modifications, which if exercised would increase cumulative task order value to $149,622,814. Work will be performed in Ridgecrest, California, and is expected to be completed by February 2024. Fiscal 2020 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $132,407,174; and fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,514,720 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $1,429,267 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Southwest, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N62473-21-D-1215).

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Utah State University Space Dynamics Lab is Performing R&D for DOD System Modernization

September 16, 2021

Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory, North Logan, Utah, has been awarded a $50,000,000 ceiling contract for Aerospace Dominance Systems Support. This contract provides for research, development, analysis, and engineering support for the development and modernization of Department of Defense systems. Work will be performed in North Logan, Utah, and is expected to be completed by September 16, 2027. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2021 3400 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $850,955 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8218-21-D-0004).

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General Dynamics Mission Systems is Advancing USAF Battlefield Information Collection System

September 16, 2021

General Dynamics Mission Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, has been awarded a $66,000,000 modification (P0005) to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract FA7146-18-D-0360 for development, operational maintenance, sustainment and expansion of the U.S. Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System Extended (US BICES-X) federated trusted network environment infrastructure. Work will be performed in various locations throughout the continental U.S. and outside the continental U.S., and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2024. No funds are being obligated at time of award. The total value of the contract is $210,000,000. The Secretary of the Air Force, Concepts, Development, and Management Office, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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Northrop Grumman is Supporting Air and Missile Defense Workstation Block VI

September 16, 2021

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $21,678,810 hybrid (cost-no-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee) contract for the Air and Missile Defense Workstation Block VI. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of September 16, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-21-D-0023).

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Parsons is Performing Construction Management for China Lake

September 15, 2021

Parsons Government Services Inc., Pasadena, California, is awarded an $8,093,401 firm-fixed-price modification to increase the maximum dollar value of an existing task order (N6247320F3000) to provide construction management services at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. This modification provides for the construction management services, including programmatic, technical, and construction oversight in support in support of the Officer in Charge of Construction China Lake. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $15,943,512. Work will be performed in Ridgecrest, California, and is expected to be completed by September 2022. Fiscal year 2021 military construction funds in the amount of $8,093,401 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Officer in Charge of Construction, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity (N62473-20-F-3000).  

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