Small Business

October 1, 2021
By Rick Palermo
An important step toward Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is to conduct a Certified Third Party Assessor Organizations (C3PAO) assessment. Credit: Shutterstock/H_Ko

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is a serious and involved process that will take time and resources, and for small companies, it’s often difficult to know where to start. Using these 12 steps, companies can effectively manage the transition from noncompliance to compliance.

September 23, 2021
 

Centauri LLC,* Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a $49,746,122 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract under the Small Business Innovation Research Phase-III program for Stealth & Cognitive Agile Navigation System (SCANS). The contract provides for further research, investigation, comparison and prototyping a cutting edge alternate position, navigation, and timing (PNT) system for use in global positioning system-denied environments. The SBIR Phase III effort extends the previous Phase I and Phase II efforts by continuing to develop a tactical PNT system for continued research and development as well as to produce the first prototype for commercialization.

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.

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.

September 7, 2021
 

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.

September 1, 2021
 

Skyline Software Systems Inc.,* Herndon, Virginia, was awarded an $8,200,000 firm-fixed-price contract for renewal of commercial-off-the-shelf node-locked site license for TerraExplorer Pro with Command and Control/Mission Planning and TerraBuilder 3D Geospatial Viewing and Analysis software. 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 29, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56JSR-21-D-0010). *Small Business

September 1, 2021
 

Corvid Technologies Inc.,* Mooresville, North Carolina, is being awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase III cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The total value of this contract is $7,936,440. Under this follow-on contract, the contractor will support the development of post-intercept debris models to include applicable databases and sensor scene generation tools.

August 27, 2021
 

Applied Visual Technology Inc., doing business as AVT Simulation,* Orlando, Florida (M67854-21-D-8056); Choisys Technology Inc.,* Ashburn, Virginia (M67854-21-D-8057); Corps Simulation & Cyber Solutions LLC,* Greenbelt, Maryland (M67854-21-D-8058); Dignitas Technologies,* Orlando, Florida (M67854-21-D-8059), Engineering & Computer Simulations Inc.,* Orlando, Florida (M67854-21-D-8060); Envision Innovative Solutions Inc.,* Manasquan, New Jersey (M67854-21-D-8061); and Tactical Edge Inc.,* San Diego, California (M67854-21-D-8062), are awarded a $127,346,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract for the procurement of services to support Marine Corps training and education requirements of the Fleet Marine

August 23, 2021
 

Cohere Solutions* LLC, Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $10,574,045 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Secure Trusted Environment (STE) software. This contract provides identification, innovation, development, maturation, testing and assessment of embedded STE and its component capabilities, transitional into military systems. The location of performance is Reston, Virginia, and work is expected to be completed by November 22, 2024. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, and offers were solicited electronically via an open broad agency announcement where two offers were received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-21-C-1012).
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August 20, 2021
 

Lone Star Aerospace Inc.,* Addison, Texas, is awarded a $22,204,419 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides predictive decision analysis, technical analysis, simulation and consulting services. Additionally, this contract provides operational sustainment of existing fielded models in support of Naval Air Systems Command and Naval Aviation Enterprise. Work will be performed in Addison, Texas, and is expected to be completed in September 2026. No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.

August 19, 2021
 

QB Group LLC,* San Juan, Puerto Rico, is awarded a $33,765,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the design and construction of a communications and contingency response facilities at Muñiz Air National Guard Base. The contract also contains six unexercised options, which, if exercised, would increase cumulative contract value to $36,453,195. Work will be performed in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, and is expected to be completed by November 2023. The work to be performed provides for design and construction of communications and contingency response facilities. The communications facility will be constructed utilizing conventional design and construction method.

August 18, 2021
 

MZA Associates Corp.,* Albuquerque, New Mexico, is awarded an $18,697,835 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the counter unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAS) High Energy Laser Weapon System (HELWS). The contractor will design, develop, deliver, integrate, test and demonstrate a compact, portable, low-cost and reliable C-UAS HELWS using the latest available commercial components. Work will be performed in Albuquerque, New Mexico (80%); and Dayton, Ohio (20%). Work is expected to be completed by Aug. 17, 2023, and if all options are exercised, will continue until Aug. 17, 2025.

August 16, 2021
 

R.A. Miller Industries Inc.,** Grand Haven, Michigan, has been awarded an estimated $9,720,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Single Channel Ground and Airborne System repair parts. This was a competitive acquisition with five offers received. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Michigan, with an August 15, 2026, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2026 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (SPRBL1-21-D-0002). ** Women-Owned Business

August 5, 2021
 

Morse Corporation, Inc.,* Cambridge, Massachusetts, was awarded a $10,861,549 modification (P00003) to contract W911NF-19-C-0101 to develop novel artificial intelligence/machine learning test, evaluation, and algorithmic capabilities. Work will be performed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of September 30, 2022. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation, Army funds in the amount of $10,861,549 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity. *Small Business

August 2, 2021
 

Delphinus Engineering Inc.,* Eddystone, Pennsylvania (N64498-21-D-4044); Q.E.D.

July 20, 2021
 

Ideal Innovations Inc.,* Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $9,528,289 modification (P00009) to contract W15QKN-18-F-0090 to provide continued information technology support services to the Defense Forensics Science Center. Work will be performed in Clarksburg, West Virginia, with an estimated completion date of August 14, 2022. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $9,528,289 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New Jersey, is the contracting activity. *Small Business

July 20, 2021
 

Oready LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada,* was awarded a $7,798,815 firm-fixed-price contract for personnel for training and maintaining Department of Defense baseline certifications. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of January 1, 2025. U.S. Army Field Directorate Office, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity (W91QF4-21-D-0005). *Small Business

July 19, 2021
 

Black River Systems Inc.,* Utica, New York (FA8750-21-D-1001), North Point Defense Inc.,* Rome, New York (FA8750-21-D-1002); and Geon Technologies LLC,* Columbia, Maryland (FA8750-21-D-1003), have been awarded a $49,900,000 maximum ordering amount, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee or firm-fixed-price orders for technical documentation, technical reports, software, and hardware. The scope of this effort is to perform research, development, enhancement, and integration of technologies to develop digital signal processing capabilities that will scan through the Radio Frequency spectrum to detect high priority-emissions.

July 7, 2021
 

SEACORP,* Middletown, Rhode Island, is awarded a $36,072,373 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract containing cost reimbursement type provisions. This is a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract for the continued development, upgrade, and application of the next generation electronic warfare human machine interface software, which derives from and extends the contractor’s efforts performed under Phases I and II. Work will be performed in Middletown, Rhode Island (80%); Newport, Rhode Island (10%); and on-board U.S. ships and ranges (10%). The ordering period is established at five years.

June 16, 2021
 

DigiFlight Inc.,* Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a $13,802,929 modification (P00003) to contract W31P4Q-21-F-D003 for programmatic support for the Apache Attack Helicopter. Work will be performed in Columbia, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of May 23, 2022. Fiscal 2021 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $13,802,929 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. *Small Business

June 9, 2021
 

AV3 Inc.,* Mechanicsville, Maryland (N0042121D0026); Bridges System Integration LLC,* Herndon, Virginia (N0042121D0027); FGS LLC,* LaPlata, Maryland (N0042121D0028); Futron Inc.,* Woodbridge, Virginia (N0042121D0029); iSoft Solution LLC,* Virginia Beach, Virginia (N0042121D0030); Mission Analytics LLC,* Falls Church, Virginia (N0042121D0031); and US International Development Consortium Inc.,* Chantilly, Virginia (N0042121D0032), are awarded an estimated aggregate ceiling of $100,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Integrated Command, Control and Intelligence (IC2&I) Division.

June 4, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
Credit: Dawid S Swierczek/Shutterstock

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is taking innovation in-house as it strives to change the way it contracts with large and small businesses. The agency has instituted a number of programs that include actively seeking alternatives to contracting processes from companies seeking to do business with the revenue service.

May 18, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
Credit: Roman Motizov/Shutterstock

Small businesses that lose a federal bid should take part in every applicable activity after the contract is awarded, including protests, if applicable. In many cases, these would set up the firm for a better chance to win their next bid. And, in some instances, a successful protest could overturn a contract award to a company’s favor.

These points were outlined by Josh Duvall, founder and managing partner of Matross Edwards LLC. Speaking to the AFCEA Small Business Committee, Duvall outlined several major points for firms that did not succeed in their bid proposals.

May 19, 2021
 

A. Harold and Associates LLC,* Jacksonville, Florida (N6134021D0005); BGI LLC,* Akron, Ohio (N6134021D0006); Carley Corp.,* Orlando, Florida (N6134021D0007); and Crew Training International Inc.,* Memphis, Tennessee (N6134021D0008), are each awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for an estimated aggregate ceiling of $90,000,000, with the companies having an opportunity to compete for individual orders in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division.

May 11, 2021
 

Progeny Systems Corp.,* Manassas, Virginia, is awarded a $38,876,284 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N66604-21-D-H100) containing cost type provisions. This contract is for continued development of the Data Acquisition and Retrieval System. Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut (90%); Manassas, Virginia (5%); and Newport, Rhode Island (5%). The ordering period will be completed by May 2026. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $245,606 will be obligated at time of award on the first task order and will not expire at the end of this fiscal year.

May 11. 2021
 

Strategic Alliance Solutions LLC,** Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort contract with a three-year base value of $51,418,192, two two-year options, one one-year option, and one six-month option to extend services. The total value of this contract is $215,593,239. Under this new contract, the contractor will provide warfighter operational integration advisory and assistance services.

April 26, 2021
 

SyQwest Inc.,* Cranston, Rhode Island, is awarded a $10,090,125 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N66604-21-D-D100) containing firm-fixed-price provisions. This contract is for production of hydrophones. Work will be performed in Cranston, Rhode Island, and the ordering period will be completed by April 2026, with the latest possible delivery taking place 21 months thereafter. Fiscal 2021 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $495,876 (84%); and fiscal 2021 National Sea-Based Deterrence Funds (Navy) in the amount of $95,976 (16%) will be obligated at time of award on the first delivery order.

April 14, 2021
 

William T. Brooks and Associates Inc.,* doing business as The Brooks Group, Greensboro, North Carolina, is awarded an $11,988,565 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of the Marine Corps Recruiting Command for sales force training services to include instructional development, video development, graphic development, evaluations post-development, facilitation services, and technical writing. This contract has a five-year ordering period with a maximum value of $11,988,565.

April 5, 2021
 

GBL Systems Corp.,* Camarillo, California, is awarded a $7,643,765 modification (P00028) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N6833518F0004) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N6833515G0026).

March 30, 2021
 

Agile Defense Inc.,* Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $15,825,698 modification (P00059) to previously awarded task order HR0011-15-F-0002 for unclassified information technology services. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the task order from $211,027,983 to $226,853,681. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an expected completion date of July 2021. Fiscal 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $7,324,021 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity. *Small Business

March 29, 2021
 

Ahtna Logistics LLC,* Anchorage, Alaska (M67854-21-D-8010); Guard Unit LLC,* Morgantown, West Virginia (M67854-21-D-8011); Hatalom Corp.,* Orlando, Florida (M67854-21-D-8012); and Shock Stream LLC,* Oviedo, Florida (M67854-21-D-8013), are awarded a combined $124,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract for the procurement of services to facilitate design, development, testing, production, and fielding of several simulations/simulated training systems and devices.

March 26, 2021
 

Integration Innovation Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $150,722,193 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development of a prototype capability employing unmanned aerial systems with novel sensors to meet hypersonic flight-test needs. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; and Victorville, California, with an estimated completion date of March 25, 2026. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation, Army funds in the amount of $5,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and jCritical Technologies Office, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. *Small Business

March 17, 2021
 

ID Technologies LLC,* Ashburn, Virginia, was awarded a $49,373,940 modification (P00005) to contract W52P1J-16-D-0020 for the purchase of information technology equipment and accessories. Work will be performed in Ashburn, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of March 24, 2022. Fiscal year 2021 revolving funds in the amount of $49,373,940 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity. *Small Business

March 16, 2021
 

Progeny Systems Corp.,* Manassas, Virginia, is awarded a $10,359,672 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to the previously awarded contract N00024-19-C-6115 to exercise options for information assurance tool kit products, controlled interface devices and cross-domain solution technical insertions. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 2023. Fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,471,231 (51%); and fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,338,427 (49%) will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

March 16, 2021
 

First Division Consulting Inc.,* Burke, Virginia, is awarded a $24,140,408 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure full-time equivalents for field service representative support for current and future electronic warfare systems. Field service representative support will be performed at various locations outside the continental U.S. This contract will have a five-year ordering period and will expire in March 2026. This contract was solicited as a 100% set-aside for small business concerns. Fiscal year 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $218,091 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

March 15, 2021
 

Stratascorp LLC, doing business as Stratascorp Technologies,* Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been awarded a $28,211,143 firm-fixed-price task order (N3220521F1092) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N3220519D1000). This task order is for continued command, control, communications, and computers (C4) afloat operations and sustainment support. The contractor will provide technical support services for the various C4 capabilities aboard Military Sealift Command’s fleet of ships; the operation and sustainment of the MSC Network Operations Centers (MNOCs); and future C4 capabilities hosted at the Navy Fleet Network Operation Centers (FLTNOCs).

March 15, 2021
 

Assured Information Security Inc.,* Rome, New York, has been awarded a $49,904,181 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Dauntless Cyber Platform/Prototype.  This effort is for research, development, integration, testing, evaluation and transition of new and emergent technologies that improve mission coordination, advance the capabilities of cyberspace operations in an array of environments, and better equip the warfighter. Work will be performed in Rome, New York, and is expected to be completed March 11, 2024. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-21-C-1501). *Small Business

March 15, 2021
 

SEAKR Engineering Inc.,* Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $60,487,495 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Blackjack Pit Boss Phase Two and Phase Three program. Work will be performed in Centennial, Colorado, with an estimated completion date of March 2022. Fiscal 2020 and 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $8,063,914 are being obligated at the time of award. This contract is a competitive acquisition in accordance with the original broad agency announcement HR0011-19-S-0012. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HR0011-21-C-0054). *Small Business

March 15, 2021
 

Aura Technologies LLC,* Raleigh, North Carolina, was awarded a $49,997,256 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract to design, develop, test and field artificial intelligence for tactical power, operations and advanced manufacturing technologies. 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 March 11, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911NF-21-D-0002). *Small Business

March 11, 2021
 

Chenega IT Enterprise Services LLC,* Lorton, Virginia, is awarded a $25,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity single award contract to provide professional information technology support services to the deputy commandant of the Marine Corps for installations and logistics. Work will be performed in Stafford, Virginia, and is expected to be completed March 2024. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $4,931,549 is being obligated under the contract’s initial task order to fund the minimum guarantee and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

March 4, 2021
 

Frontier Technology Inc.,* Beavercreek, Ohio, was awarded a $13,647,002 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to previously awarded contract N64267-20-D-0041. This is a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research contract which will provide innovative Airborne Systems Life Cycle Planning and Analysis methods and tools for wide-ranging initiatives. The work to be performed includes information technology capabilities, communications, engineering, analysis, planning, assessment, design, hardware and software, operations, and administration of network and communications systems.

March 2, 2021
 

Analygence, a mission support, cyber solutions and management services company based in Columbia, Maryland, announced on March 2 that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had awarded it a $20 million financial services contract to support the agency's Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. The small business will support S&T over the next four years, the company indicated.​

February 24, 2021
 

Computational Physics Inc.,* Springfield, Virginia, is awarded a $17,426,549 single-award, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for technical and analytical support in the disciplines of physics, astronomy, astrophysics, aerospace, instrumentation and electrical engineering and information technology/computer sciences in support of the U.S. Naval Observatory. The contract will include a five-year base ordering period with a six-month ordering period option, which if exercised, will bring the total value to $19,243,394. The base ordering period is expected to be completed by February 2026; if the option is exercised, the ordering period will be completed by August 2026.

February 17, 2021
 

PSI Pax Inc.,* California, Maryland, is awarded an $8,746,948 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable order (N00421-21-F-3001) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00178-19-D-8356. This order provides Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems technical, engineering and management support including landing, approach, area control and expeditionary systems and modeling, simulation, fleet sustainment and integration of ATC systems with future manned and unmanned air combat vehicles in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Webster Outlying Field, ATC and Landing Systems Division. Work will be performed in St.

February 8, 2021
By Maryann Lawlor
Lisa Shea Mundt, co-founder of The Pulse of GovCon, led the small business mergers and acquisitions discussion with (l-r) Kristjan Kornmayer, the senior director at the Chertoff Group LLC; Josh Heacock, director of CSP Associates; and Bob Kipps, founder, KippsDeSanto & Co.

Residential real estate isn’t the only hot market these days. While the pandemic has negatively affected hundreds of industry sectors, it has had little to no effect on mergers and acquisitions in the government contractor arena.

Experts in the fields of business strategy, transaction due diligence, finances and investments discussed the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) topic during a member-only AFCEA webinar presented in an “ask the expert” format. Lisa Shea Mundt, co-founder of The Pulse of GovCon, moderated the discussion about topics based on questions collected from registrants prior to the event.

January 12, 2021
 

Advanced Computer Learning Co. LLC,* Fayetteville, North Carolina, is being awarded an $8,207,152 single-award, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the development of curriculum material and the instruction on the use of unique networks in the Joint Staff Joint Tactical Operations Interface Training Program and the U.S. Message Text Formatting Training Program in support of the Joint Staff, Joint Interoperability Division at the Joint Multi-Tactical School. The contract will include an 11-month base ordering period with an additional three consecutive one-year ordering period options, which if exercised, will bring the total value to $33,207,839.

January 12, 2021
 

Atlantic Signal LLC,* Topeka, Kansas, is awarded a $45,128,388 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of up to a combined maximum quantity of 233,736 units inclusive of hearing enhancement devices, cables, push-to-talks, hygiene kits and helmet adapters. Work will be performed in Topeka, Kansas, and is expected to be complete by September 2025. Fiscal 2020 operation and maintenance (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $9,999,420 will be obligated on the first delivery order immediately following contract award and funds will expire on March 19, 2021. This contract was competitively procured via the beta.SAM.gov website, with seven offers received.

January 11, 2021
 

American Superconductor Corp.,* Devens, Massachusetts, is awarded a $14,940,659 hybrid firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of the supplies and services required to deliver a high temperature superconducting degaussing system (HTS).

October 14, 2020
By Robert K. Ackerman
(Credit: Shutterstock/Jaroslaw Grudzinski)

The Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC) is adopting a new approach to information technology contracting that could be a boon to small businesses, according to the acting director of its contracting agent. The NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), the federal executive agent for four GWACs covering information technology services and commodity solutions, has issued a draft request for proposal (RFP) for CIO-SP4 that could be worth up to $40 billion over its lifetime.

December 7, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
Carlen Capenos (top l), director, DISA Office of Small Business Programs; Debra Daniels (r), Vice Procurement Services executive; and Douglas Packard, Procurement Services executive and director of the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, provide the DISA Small Business Forecast to Industry at AFCEA TechNet Cyber on December 3.

As a combat support agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, provides and operates key command and control, information, communication, and computing technologies for joint warfighters, national leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the Defense Department. To provide such support, the agency relies on industry partners, and in particular, has specific contracting set-aside measures for small businesses, including small disadvantaged companies, women-owned firms, service-disabled veteran-owned corporations and historically underutilized businesses (HUBs).