Researchers unveil characteristics of subatomic particle that may aide the development quantum technologies.
With the effort, the Army advances its use of directed energy in maneuver situations.
Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $91,301,276 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract to assess energy vulnerabilities, defining requirements for energy resilience projects and identifying third-party funding sources for energy resilience and security projects. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of July 24, 2026. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $2,808,360 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W912DY-21-F-0370).
Intuitive Research and Technology Corp., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $10,527,201 modification (0014CT) to contract W31P4Q-09-A-0016 for technical support for a prototype integration facility. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of September 6, 2022. Fiscal 2020 and 2021 research, development, test and evaluation, Army funds; fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation, defense-wide funds; and fiscal 2021 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $10,527,201 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
L-3 Communications Integrated Systems L.P., doing business as L3 Aeromet, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum amount of $172,719,699. A single initial task order in the amount of $22,878,503 is being issued. Under this contract, the contractor will provide support for the Airborne Sensors (ABS) program. These efforts will continue operations and sustainment of the High Altitude Observatory (HALO) aircraft and sensor equipment, mission planning and flight test execution, and improvement and modernization efforts. The work will be performed in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The ordering period will September 2021 through September 2026. One offeror was solicited and one offer was received. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,000,000 are being obligated on this award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0855-21-D-0001).
Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a maximum $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for production of radio receivers and radio sets to support Army helicopter tactical navigation and landing systems. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a one-year contract and no option periods. Location of performance is Iowa, with an August 30, 2022, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2022 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (SPRBL1-21-D-0013).
Radiance Technologies Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $13,169,089 modification (P00007) to exercise an option to previously awarded contract HR0011-20-C-0146 for the Secure Advanced Framework for Simulation and Modeling (SAFE-SiM) program. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $23,410,995 from $10,241,906. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Chantilly, Virginia; San Diego, California; and Rome, New York, with an expected completion date of January 2023. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,500,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Defense Advanced Research Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity. *Small Business
Accenture Federal Service LLC, Arlington, Virginia, has been awarded a firm-fixed-price and time and materials contract (HQ0034-21-F-0495). The amount of this action is $9,004,715, and the cumulative total if all options are exercised is $22,504,466. The purpose of this contract is to provide a broad range of Department of Defense Warehouse Utilization services to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment, and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics, as a means to achieve the Secretary of Defense Reform Initiative to improve the Department of Defense’s warehouse utilization to 75% and achieve savings of over $575,000,000. Defense-wide working capital funds will be obligated in the amount of $9,004,715 at the time of award. The expected completion date is September 2, 2022. Washington Headquarters Services, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Trace Systems Inc., Vienna, Virginia, was awarded a competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide communications systems acquisition, integration, installation, and operations and maintenance in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) deployed mission requirements. The not-to-exceed/ceiling value of the contract is $600,000,000. The minimum guarantee will be funded by fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds. Primary performance will be at USAFCENT locations throughout Southwest Asia. The solicitation (HC1028-19-R-0009) was issued as a full and open competitive action via Beta.Sam.Gov, and seven proposals were received. The ordering period consists of a one-year base period (September 20, 2021, through September 19, 2022) with four one-year option periods for a total contract life cycle of five years (September 20, 2021, through September 19, 2026). The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity (HC1028-21-D-0002).