Small Business

November 21, 2017

MyPlane Incorporated, doing business as MyPilotStore,* Scottsdale, Arizona, has been awarded a maximum $15,615,663 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for electrical headsets. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is a three-year base contract with two one-year option periods. Maximum dollar amount is for the life of the contract, including options. Locations of performance are Arizona and Massachusetts, with a November 19, 2022, performance completion date. Using military service is Air Force. Type of appropriation is Fiscal Year 2018 through 2023 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio (SPE7LX-18-D-0004).

November 14, 2017

Millennium Engineering and Integration Company,* Arlington, Virginia, has been awarded a $90,853,338 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of system and component technologies utilizing modeling simulation software and analysis for advanced technology concepts. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 10 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of November 6, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-18-D-0003). *Small Business


November 14, 2017

Four LLC,* Herndon, Virginia (modification P00018 to W52P1J-15-D-0006); Immix Technology Incorporated, McLean, Virginia (modification P00017 to W52P1J-15-D-0007); and Carahsoft Technology Corporation, Reston, Virginia (modification P00017 to W52P1J-15-D-0008), will share in a $130,000,000 modification to provide commercially available-off-the-shelf software products and maintenance that have obtained a full Certificate of Networthiness through the Army's Network Command networthiness process in the following categories: IT Utility and Security; Modeling and Simulation; Multimedia and Design; and Program and Development. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of February 10, 2020.

November 14, 2017

North Star Scientific Corporation,* Kapolei, Hawaii, is being awarded a $14,015,755 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the design, engineering development, fabrication, and prototype testing of a replacement 1,000-watt Joint Tactical Information Distribution System high power amplifier in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Link-16 datalink and associated capabilities. These efforts are in support of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III work that derives from, extends, or completes an effort performed under SBIR Topic N06-125, L-Band Sold State High Power Amplifier for Airborne Platforms.

November 3, 2017

Intelligent Decisions Incorporated* of Ashburn, Virginia, has been awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to provide brand name hardware along with brand name or equal information technology agnostic parts and accessories. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Work will be performed in Ashburn, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2019. Fiscal year 2017 revolving funds in the amount of $45,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W912DY-18-F-0004). * Small business


October 31, 2017

Modern Technology Solutions Inc.,* Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded an $88,677,534 competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for advisory and assistance services for specialty engineering in support of technical, engineering, advisory and management support. This contract provides systems engineering services for directed energy; space; sensors; and, concurrent test, training, and operations engineering for the Ballistic Missile Defense System to defend regional interests, allies, and deployed forces against ballistic missile threats. The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of October 2019.

October 13, 2017

Fairfax, Virginia-based Highlight Technologies has been awarded a first task order under the GSAs 8(a) STARS II contract vehicle. Under the prime contract, the company will provide program management, records management, technical and administrative support services to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Highlight will provide support by using an electronic management system to capture and store records for the HRSA Records Management program. In addition, Highlight will also collaborate to define the best strategy and requirements to help continually improve HRSA’s programs.

September 26, 2017

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Capital Access (OCA)​ has awarded a $20 million blanket purchasing agreement (BPA) prime contract to Highlight Technologies, LLC of Fairfax, Va. to provide staff augmentation and management support across nine loan center locations at SBA headquarters in Washington, D.C. to assist with the Agency’s major small business loan programs. The primary contract services include support for the: origination, servicing, refinancing, and liquidation of Microloan, 7(a), 504 and Disaster loan programs as well as risk management, loan systems management and financial analysis.

September 25, 2017

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded nearly $3.9 million in grants to 21 small businesses to support innovative technology development. Awardees in 16 states will receive Phase I or Phase II funding through NIST’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The innovative products to be developed through the grants aim to solve specific technology challenges in collaboration and partnership, data and modeling, precision measurements, and systems. Phase I awardees receive up to $100,000 to establish the merit, feasibility and commercial potential of the proposed research and development.

July 21, 2017

eScience & Technology Solutions Inc.,* North Charleston, South Carolina (N0003917D0011); IDEAMATICS Inc.,* McLean, Virginia (N0003917D0012); and Rite-Solutions Inc.,* Pawcatuck, Connecticut (N0003917D0013), are being awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the rapid product development and sustainment contract vehicle to support the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) in the design, development, implementation and sustainment of information technology systems and software supporting enterprise business services, personnel and pay, position management, recruiting and accessions, workforce development and distance support. This multiple award contract has a base f

June 9, 2017

Frontier Electronic Systems Corp.,* Stillwater, Oklahoma, is being awarded a $72,935,748 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production of the AN/SPQ-14 Advanced Sensor Distribution System (ASDS) and the AN/SPQ-15 Data Distribution System (DDS), to include logistics support and engineering services. DDS was developed as a replacement for AN/SPQ-14 ASDS. The intended use of the equipment is to provide radar and sensor distribution on board Navy ships and foreign military sales customers as requested.

June 1, 2017
By Robert K. Ackerman

Adapted from an online report

The very qualities that define small businesses—agility, flexibility, inherent innovation—are driving the Defense Information Systems Agency to increase its efforts to bring those capabilities under the big tent of defense network services.

May 30, 2017
By Ben Sharfi
Adm. Harry Harris, USN, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, delivers a keynote address at West 2017 in San Diego, saying the U.S. military needs more “exponential thinking” among its ranks.

While I might not go so far as to pen an open letter to President Donald Trump, consider this a note for anyone with a need to know how the procurement process works for defining and moving ahead on military expenditures. It’s safe to say the behemoth process borders on the absurd and wastes millions of taxpayer dollars.

There are two types of government procurement issues many might find infuriating and prevent warfighters from getting the best industry offers. The two problem areas include the small business set-aside and the absurdity of asking for revolutionary capabilities but telling businesses how to do it using an evolutionary process.

Both procedures just get in the way of progress.

April 7, 2017

Atlantic CommTech Corp.*, Norfolk, Virginia (W912DY-17-D-0008); Evergreen Fire and Security*, Tacoma, Washington (W912DY-17-D-0009); Infotec Systems Corp.,* Summerville, South Carolina (W912DY-17-D-0010); Integrated Security Solutions,* Kalispell, Montana (W912DY-17-D-0011); Low Voltage Wiring (LVW), LTD,* Colorado Springs, Colorado (W912DY-17-D-0012); Signet Technologies Inc.,* Beltsville, Maryland (W912DY-17-D-0013); Kbrwyle Technology Solutions, LLC, Columbia, Maryland (W912DY-17-D-0014); Johnson Controls Building Automation Systems, LLC, Huntsville, Alabama (W912DY-17-D-0015); M.C.

March 30, 2017

Phoenix International Holdings Inc.,* Largo, Maryland, being awarded a $14,518,512 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the science and technology research concerning the development of an unmanned underwater vehicle-based sensor system testbed and evaluation of advanced sensor and autonomy modules. There are no option periods. Work will be performed in Largo, Maryland, and work is expected to be completed March 24, 2022. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $148,000 will be obligated at the time of award. The funds will expire at end of the current fiscal year.

March 22, 2017

Mission 1st Group Inc.,* was awarded a $10,007,717 modification (P00009) to contract (W52P1J-15-F-0039) for network and communication, engineering and installation support services for U.S. Army Central Command and the 335th Signal Command Theater Provisional in the Central Command area of responsibility. Work will be performed in Kuwait and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 23, 2017. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $10,007,717 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

*Small Business


March 15, 2017

Northeast Information Discovery Inc.,* Oneida, New York, has been awarded a $17,826,958 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Collection Techniques for Radio Network Exploration software and hardware. Contractor will research, develop, integrate, prototype, demonstrate, validate and verify new software capabilities for a software-defined and reprogrammable transceiver that has broad applicability to military-relevant missions. This is an effort to improve military capabilities in the electromagnetic spectrum and cyberspace using digital transceivers that leverage open architectures as well as standard frameworks and interfaces.

March 10, 2017

Avanti Technologies Inc.,* Annandale, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $22,886,318 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-17-D-0114)

to provide cyberspace science, research, engineering and technology integration. This three-year contract includes one two-year option ordering period that, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $38,568,712. Sentar Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded an $18,130,539 (N66001-17-D-0116) contract with a potential value of $30,762,580 if all options are exercised.

March 10, 2017

Apollo Information Systems Corp.,* Los Gatos, California, is being awarded a $13,115,787 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 1,102 Fortinet FortiGate license subscriptions to support communications security for the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Poseidon aircraft for the Navy and the government of the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in Los Gatos and is expected to be completed in January 2022. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $83,923 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

March 8, 2017

Blue Storm Associates Inc., doing business as PEMDAS Technologies and Innovation,* Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $49,500,000 order dependent contract for the Atmospheric Sensing and Prediction System. 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 5, 2022. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity (W911NF-17-D-0001).

*Small Business