Small Business

September 25, 2018

The Army has selected companies to compete for each order of the $12,100,000,000 hybrid (cost, firm-fixed-price, and time-and-materials) contract for Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-3 services, known as ITES-3S.

September 25, 2018

Vista Research, Inc.,* Arlington, Virginia, is awarded a $36,226,053 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a Small Business Innovation Research Phase III effort stemming from a Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III contract under Topic H-SB06.1-004, Signal Processing for a Southern Border Surveillance System.  This requirement provides for up to eight Vista F50-ER1 Air Surveillance Radar (ASR) systems, including installation; and operation and sustainment support for 11 Vista F50-ER1 ASR systems, including three previously installed on ships. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, and is expected to be completed in September 2023.

September 22, 2018

Mission 1st Group Inc.,* Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $14,538,390 modification (P00020) to contract W52P1J-15-F-0039 for subject matter experts to assist with theater communications and networking infrastructure mission requirements, as well as perform critical functions such as project management and information assurance. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Jordan, with an estimated completion date of March 23, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance Army funds in the amount of $2,522,577 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity. *Small Business

September 14, 2018

Kairos Autonomi Inc.,* Sandy, Utah, is being awarded an $8,153,599 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 75 each Moving Land Target (MLT) Command Control Systems, MLT ground control stations, MLT ground communication relay stations, Global Positioning System (GPS) cables, MLT small specialty tires and wheels, MLT large specialty tires and wheels, MLT small cable installation kits, MLT large cable installation kits, steering rings, augmented GPS subsystems, vehicle integration modules, steering ring adapter kits, and fuse tap electrical integration kits. In addition, this contract provides for up to 25 associated training support events, as well as ass

September 13, 2018

On September 7, DOD announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) had selected 20 small businesses to be on its $17.5 million ENCORE III information technology contract.

September 13, 2018

Web Business Solutions Inc.,** Fredericksburg, Virginia, was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with a contract ceiling of $70,553,538, to provide support for the Command and Control Training and Education Center of Excellence.

September 13, 2018

D.L. Martin Co.,* Mercersburg, Pennsylvania (N64498-18-D-4012); Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc.,* Portsmouth, Virginia (N64498-18-D-4013); GSE Dynamics Inc.,* Hauppauge, New York (N64498-18-D-4014); and Rhoads Industries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (N64498-18-D-4015), are each awarded a $14,500,000 ceiling firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award service contract to support the assembly and test services for submarine mast, antenna, periscope and communication systems hull, mechanical and electrical assemblies. Work is expected to be performed at various Navy bases, ship yards, repair facilities and contractor facilities in the continental U.S..

August 30, 2018

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp.,* Warminster, Pennsylvania, is awarded $13,389,665 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N6833518F0414 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-18-G-0033). This delivery order provides for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III effort that continues intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance sensor development, testing, and evaluation under SBIR topic numbers N92-170 and AF-083-0006 in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Fleet Innovative Team.

August 29, 2018

DOD reported that the U.S. Army's Contracting Command at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama had selected small business Radiance Technologies Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, to provide assessment, simulation, and transition support services under one award and Army Space and High Altitude programmatic, engineering, and analysis support under another award.

August 23, 2018

Cambridge International Systems Inc.,* Arlington, Virginia (N6523618D3003); Grove Resource Solutions, Inc.,* Frederick, Maryland (N6523618D3004); PeopleTec Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama (N6523618D3005); Systems Technology Forum Ltd,* Fredericksburg, Virginia (N6523618D3006); and UEC Electronics LLC,* Hanahan, South Carolina (N6523618D3007), are each awarded a combined $949,900,000 multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, supply contract utilizing firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery/task orders. The contracts are for Cyber Mission Systems, kitting, and supplies.

August 22, 2018

MEI Technologies, Inc.,* Houston, Texas, has been awarded a $10,231,304 multi-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for National Aeronautics and Space Administration research, engineering and mission integration services. This contract provides for contractor services to support Department of Defense payloads on NASA exploration vehicles and other available space transportation capabilities. Work will be performed at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, and is expected to be completed by July 31, 2025. One request for proposal was advertised and one offer was received. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,122,944 will be obligated at the time of award.

August 22, 2018

IST Research Corp.,* Fredericksburg, Virginia, was awarded a $48,382,716 firm-fixed-price contract for the Pulse platform. According to the company, Pulse is a human security data collection tool for operating in challenging operating environments. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of August 14, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911NF-18-D-0007). *Small Business.

August 15, 2018

Manufacturing Techniques Inc.,* Kilmarnock, Virginia, and Hart Technologies Inc.,* Manassas, Virginia, were both awarded separate $47,462,100 multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract, with a five-year ordering period cost-plus-fixed-fee completion and level-of-effort, and firm-fixed-price delivery orders. Under the awards, the companies will provide the Navy rapid prototype development, hardware fabrication, hardware and software for prototype or prototype pre-production units and kits in support of the battle management systems, amphibious assault vehicle projects, manned and unmanned platform integration and robotic systems, and weapon control systems development.

July 30, 2018
By Robert K. Ackerman
Tom Miller, CEO of Clearforce, gives the winning presentation at the shark tank concluded at AFCEA’s Small Business Innovation Summit held July 26. Photography: Elizabeth Moon

ClearForce of Vienna, Virginia, a small business with a prestigious board of directors, was named the champion of an AFCEA shark tank tournament that featured a total of 14 small businesses offering 15 different entrepreneurial technologies. The winner of a two-month long shark tank competition for entrepreneurial cyber-related technology was selected by audience participants in an innovation summit.

July 16, 2018
By Robert K. Ackerman
Joining Michael Hodge, vice president, Federal, Avocado Systems (2nd from r) are the three July 11 Shark Tank judges (l-r) Dan Wolley, founder and managing partner, Ponderosa Management Group; Maria Horton, CEO, EmeSec; and Christina Monaco, chief ventures officer, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Photo by Elizabeth Moon

A small business providing advanced data security is the third and final firm selected in an AFCEA Small Business Innovation Shark Tank competition to uncover innovative emerging technologies. The company, Avocado of San Jose, California, won against six other firms with its distributed and deterministic layer-7 application security platform.

August 8, 2018

Government Marketing & Procurement LLC,* Wimberley, Texas, was awarded an $18,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to deliver, install, configure, engineer, furnish, and test hardware for the Vocera Wireless Hands-Free Communications Systems and supporting hardware/software infrastructure for Defense Health Agency facilities. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of August 1, 2023. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W912DY-18-D-0024). *Small Business

July 31, 2018

Radiance Technologies Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $19,776,547, cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for Small Business Cyber Security Operations Center (SB-CSOC). The scope of this effort is the development of a SB-CSOC capability.  Unlike private security operations centers or managed security services providers, the SB-CSOC will provide direct integration with state and federal organizations and cyber mission forces, enabling small businesses to adopt best-of-breed cybersecurity strategies (such as those based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework). Work will be performed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is expected to be completed by July 29, 2021.

July 31, 2018

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Canoga Park, California (N66604-18-D-C801); Alion Science and Technology, Burr Ridge, Illinois (N66604-18-D-C802); AMERICAN Systems, Chantilly, Virginia (N66604-18-D-C803); BAE Systems Electronic Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire (N66604-18-D-C804); The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts (N66604-18-D-C806); DRS Power Technology, Fitchburg, Massachusetts (N66604-18-D-C807); General Atomics, San Diego, California (N66604-18-D-C808); General Dynamics One Source, Fairfax, Virginia (N66604-18-D-C809); Hamilton Sundstrand (UTC Aerospace); Windsor Locks, Connecticut (N66604-18-D-C810); Huntington-Ingalls (AMSEC); Virginia Beach, Virginia (N66604-18-D-C811); Hydroid Inc., Pocasset, Massachusetts (N666

July 30, 2018

Apogee-SAIC Capabilities Integrator LLC.,* Colorado Springs, Colorado (N61340-18-D-5001); Aero Simulation Inc.,* Tampa, Florida (N61340-18-D-5002); The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri (N61340-18-D-5003); CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Florida (N61340-18-D-5004); CSRA LLC., Falls Church, Virginia (N61340-18-D-5005); CymSTAR LLC.,* Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (N61340-18-D-5006); DiSTI LLC.,* Orlando, Florida (N61340-18-D-5007); General Dynamics One Source LLC., Fairfax, Virginia (N61340-18-D-5008); J.F.

July 26, 2018
By Robert K. Ackerman
James F. Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, speaks at the AFCEA Small Business Innovation Summit. Photo by Elizabeth Moon

Small business may hold the key to helping the Navy meet its advanced technology requirements as it girds for a contested future. Speeding new capabilities into the force, along with breaking the traditional mold of acquisition, could prevent the Navy from falling short of its modernization goals.

These points were presented by James F. Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition. Speaking at the AFCEA Small Business Innovation Summit, Geurts described the agility of small businesses as a key asset that could serve Navy needs—and one where small business can have an effect.