Maj. Gen. Tony D. Bauernfeind, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, with assignment as vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Collins Aerospace Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $126,000,000 maximum indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract (H92241-20-D-0002) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for continued research, development, production and sustainment of the common avionics architecture system, avionics management system and cockpit management system used on Army special operations aircraft. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $346,082 were obligated at the time of award. The majority of the work will be performed in Cedar Rapids. The contract is a non-competitive award and is in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302.1.
Sierra Nevada Corp., Centennial, Colorado, was awarded a $700,000,000 fixed-price-award-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, time-and-materials and cost-reimbursement-no-fee contract (H92408-20-C-0004) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the development and procurement of Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM) systems. The systems will be integrated onto AC-130J Ghostrider and MC-130J Commando II aircraft operated by Air Force Special Operations Command to help protect aircrews from air- and land-based enemy radar and missile systems. The contract includes RFCM system engineering services, logistics support and spare parts. Funds in the amount of $87,929,352 are being obligated at the time of award.
Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nevada, was awarded an $88,000,000 modification on an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost reimbursable contract (H92241-19-D-0009) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the Degraded Visual Environment Pilotage System. This modification raises the contract ceiling to $110,000,000. Fiscal 2019 procurement funds in the amount of $5,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The majority of the work will be performed in Sparks, Nevada. This contract is a non-competitive award and is in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302.1. USSOCOM Headquarters, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity.
DRS Global Enterprise Solutions Inc., Dulles, Virginia, was awarded a competitive single-award blanket purchase agreement (GS-35F-0148S / HC101319A0003) for the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Deployed Operations telecommunication program. The total cumulative face value of the blanket purchase agreement is $977,000,000 (ceiling amount). Quotations were solicited via the General Services Administration's Information Technology Schedule 70, and one quotation was received from 39 quotations solicited. Performance will be at Headquarters USSOCOM, Florida.
Actionable Solutions Group LLC (ASG),** Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a maximum $240,658,061 single award contract (H92402-19-C-0006) with a base year and four one-year options to provide intelligence analyst support to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,500 are being obligated at time of award. The work will be performed at multiple geographic locations both inside and outside the continental U.S., and will continue through FY 2024. This contract was awarded competitively as a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business set aside with 14 proposals received. USSOCOM headquarters, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.
The General Services Administration (GSA), on behalf of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), issued a Request for Information on May 3 to determine the availability and technical capability of the industry to provide joint airborne intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (AISR)-related services. The anticipated North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) for this requirement is 517410 Satellite Telecommunications with the corresponding size standard of $32,500,000.00.
Lightforce USA Inc.,* Orofina, Idaho, is awarded a $15,760,499 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production of Squad-Variable Powered Scopes (S-VPS) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. This procurement is for the S-VPS, spare parts and training. The S-VPS is a low-profile, wide-field-of-view, passive scope for near-range engagements out to and beyond the maximum effective range of the weapon system, for small arms employed by special operations forces. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $21,172,435. Work will be performed in Orofino, Idaho, and is expected to be completed by September 2023.
DRS Network and Imaging Systems LLC, Melbourne, Florida, is awarded a $20,966,982 modification to previously awarded contract (N00164-12-D-JQ49) for the procurement of improved day/night observation device(s) (INOD) in support of the Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command. The INOD is a cooled thermal mid-wave infrared imager with the ability to import data and export images. The system enables operators to successfully engage targets beyond 800 meters as well as see their bullet trace. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida (84 percent); and Dallas, Texas (16 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2020.
Harris Corp., Clifton, New Jersey, has been awarded a $93,500,000 modification (P00012) for an existing non-competitive single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92241-14-D-0006) to provide a suite of integrated radio frequency countermeasure components and related services for the technology applications and CV-22 program offices. This modification increases the ceiling amount to $383,500,000. At the time of obligation, each task order is funded with current fiscal year operations and maintenance, or procurement, appropriations. Ordering periods will end July 30, 2019. The majority of the work is being performed in Clifton, New Jersey. This contract was a non-competitive award. U.S.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), Poway, California, was awarded a $50,000 minimum, $15,000,000 maximum, sole source Indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract (H92403-18-D-0006) with firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract line items for integration and testing support for Medium Altitude, Long Endurance Tactical (MALET) MQ-9 and MQ-1C Special Operations Forces peculiar (SOF-p) modifications; procurement of GA-ASI developed and produced aircraft modification kits; and analysis and studies to inform future decisions on potential MALET MQ-9 and MQ-1C SOF-p modifications. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $482,441 are being obligated at time of award.
Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nevada, was awarded a maximum $47,012,708 single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92401-18-D-0006) for Tactical Radio Application Extension (TRAX) and Android TRAX software sustainment and support, which includes software assurance, maintenance, integration, training, aircraft demonstrations, exercise support for the fielded systems and field service representative services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,223,879 are being obligated at time of award of the first delivery order. The work will be performed primarily at the Sierra Nevada Corp.
The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a maximum $264,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering support services for the MH-47 helicopter in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. This requirement will furnish all labor, services, personnel, data, transportation, equipment, facilities and materials required to accomplish the work and perform engineering tasks. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The first task order of the contract in the amount of $120,497 is funded with fiscal year 2017 procurement funds and is multiyear. All subsequent task orders shall be funded with appropriate funding. The contract has a five-year ordering period.
Raytheon Company Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $315,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production of the Griffin missile as well as related support for product improvements and operations and sustainment. Work will be performed at contractor facilities in Tucson. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, testing, and evaluation funds will be obligated to satisfy the contract minimum amount. Additional funding will be obligated on a delivery/task order basis. The contract was a sole-source acquisition with only one responsible source satisfying agency requirements.
Harris Corp. of Rochester, New York, was awarded a $21,000,000 maximum, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, single award contract for the sustainment of handheld (AN/PRC-152(v)5/6 and AN/PRC-152A(v)1/2) and manpack (AN/PRC-117G(v)3) radios and associated spare parts, accessories, repairs, training, spares management and engineering services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The work will be performed at Harris Corp. and SOCOM mission units with an expected completion date of May 2023. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $13,700 are being obligated at time of award. The contract was awarded as a sole source contract.
Wittenberg Weiner Consulting LLC, Lutz, Florida, is being awarded a $200,000,000, five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support U.S. Special Operations Command in executing joint collective training and exercises. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $25,000,000 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition awarded through a section 8(a) set aside with 10 proposals received. U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting agency (H92400-18-D-0001).
L-3 Communications, New York, New York, recently announced that its L-3 GCS subsidiary has been awarded a contract by US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to develop and manufacture Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite systems. The program, "Special Operations Forces Deployable Node-Family of Terminals" (SDN-Lite FoT) will provide tactically deployed Special Operations Forces users with worldwide communications connectivity. Total contract value is up to $500 million, over the next five years.
Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland Jr., USA, has been assigned deputy commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Booz Allen Hamilton Incorporated, McLean, Virginia; Dell Services Federal Government, Perot Systems Government Services Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia; and DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, were each awarded a $362 million, multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price and cost-plus fixed-fee line items for Special Operations Forces Information Technology Enterprise Contracts (SITEC) specialty services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which is the contracting activity.
It may seem like a communications systems patchwork quilt stitched together using a mix of commercial and military products, but the U.S. Special Operations Command's (SOCOM's) goal is to blend products that will blanket an area of operations and meet warfighter needs. And, it's crucial to design-in the ability to make each piece fit, or to enable its seamless addition later on as technologies advance. In this issue of SIGNAL Magazine, Robert K.
Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Heithold, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to lieutenant general and assignment as vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of admiral and assignment as commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Votel, USA, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.