SAC sliding Canadian contract

The story out of Canada is that the contract to buy 28 H-92 aircraft from SAC is sliding to the right. There are also rumors of cost increases. The Canadian government is threatening to cancel the contract if delays and cost increases are true. Normally for a contract like this to buy an established system starts experiencing slips or cost growth there are usually requirement changes or the contractor didn’t really provide what the customer desired. There is no word yet on what has happened. It may be that Sikorsky was just a little aggressive in their schedule.

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Contracts for April 30, 2008



NAVY

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $190,000,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-07-C-0097) for special tooling and special test equipment associated with the Lot two Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP II) of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif., (25 percent), Ft. Worth, Texas, (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom, (15 percent); Orlando, Fla., (10 percent); Torrance, Calif., (5 percent); Eagan, Minn., (5 percent); Nashua, N.H., (5 percent); Broomfield, Colo., (5 percent); and San Jose, Calif., (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in Apr. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

BRDC A Joint Venture of Burns & Roe and Dick Corp., Large, Pa., is being awarded a not to exceed $50,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity job order contract for construction projects at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay. The work to be performed is for construction, addition, renovations, alterations and/or repair various types of facilities/buildings and provide minor construction and marine work. Work will be performed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of May 2013. The contract was competitively procured via the Naval Facilities Engineering Command e-solicitation website with three proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N69450-08-D-1273).

American Systems, Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $34,801,258 ceiling Blanket Purchase Agreement resulting from Request for Proposal (No. M67854-07-R-7034) for the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate Omnibus Support Services. Work will be performed in Dumfries, Va., (90 percent) and Quantico, Va., (10 percent), and work is expected to be completed April 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively awarded under a full and open, best value competition, with two offerors providing proposals in response to the solicitation. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-08-A-7038).

Northrop Grumman Corp., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a ceiling priced $24,999,810 for delivery order #5115 under a Basic Ordering Agreement (N00383-06-G-032D) for aircraft rudders which are spares in support of the F/A-18 aircraft Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif., and work is expected to be completed by April 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Inventory Control Point is the contracting activity.

John C. Grimberg Co., Inc., Rockville, Md., is being awarded $15,805,000 for firm-fixed-price task order #0022 under a previously awarded indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract (N62477-04-D-0012) for construction of an aircraft prototype facility at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River. The work to be performed provides for construction of a single hangar structure with an adjacent second level support and office space. The facility will provide secure work space consisting of a secure aircraft preparation bay, technical service laboratory, assembly area, tool crib and special access program facilities. The facility will also provide other office and support spaces, a conference room with video teleconferencing capabilities. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md., and work is expected to be completed by January 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Wash., D.C., is the contracting activity.

Marshall Co., Ltd.*, Corpus Christi, Texas, is being awarded $13,750,000 for firm-fixed price task order #0001 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract (N62467-04-D-0078) for design and construction of an aviation training facility at Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi. The work to be performed provides for construction of a standard single story facility with high bay simulator trainer areas. The facility includes spaces for brief/de-brief, instructors, simulator maintenance, administrative support, computer support, and mechanical rooms. Three existing structures will be demolished in site preparation. The new structure will be a secure limited access facility and will be constructed with sustainable features. The contract contains two options totaling $258,600, which may be exercised within 180 calendar days, bringing the total contract amount to $14,008,600. Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, and work is expected to be completed by Sep. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Two proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Referentia Systems Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded an $11,719,335 cost-plus-fix-fee contract to provide investigative research and analysis to develop individual and cultural behavior simulation models for the Navy to achieve its “Revolution in Training” and to increase the level of trained and missioned ready Navy and Joint Forces. This contract will include a scenario generation editor that will make use of agent-based distillation models technology creating rapid scenario generation and performance measurement metrics for analysis, experimentation, and training federations; a prototype system that creates and builds on the novel use of these emerging technologies as they are applied to a live virtual constructive training environment; and a prototype eLearning testbed that will allow research into when, where, what and why basic eLearning courses should be enhanced with gaming and distributed training technologies. Work will be performed in Honolulu, Hawaii and is expected to be completed in Apr. 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $1,120,500 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via a Broad Agency Announcement; with one offer received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (N61339-08-C-0023).

L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is being awarded an $11,262,673 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price, cost-reimbursable contract (N00019-03-D-0010) to provide additional funds for services in support of the T-45 trainer system contractor logistics support effort. Specifically, this modification provides for the fiscal 07 and fiscal 08 cost impact for wages and fringe benefit adjustments as a result of the collective bargaining agreement, dated Oct. 1, 2006 through Aug. 1, 2009, and area wage determination No. 05-2300 (Rev-4), 05-2300 (Rev-5), 94-2300 and 05-2508. This action is in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act – price adjustment clause and notification of changes cslause. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas, (51 percent) and NAS Meridian, Miss., (49 percent), and work is expected to be completed in Sep. 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc., Aiea, Hawaii, is being awarded $6,299,940 for firm-fixed-price task order #0022 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract (N62742-04-D-1300) for maintenance dredging of Sierra Wharves, Yankee Wharves and Kilo Wharf and construction of a confined disposal facility cell #3 at Waipio Peninsula, Naval Station, Pearl Harbor. Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and work is expected to be completed by Apr. 2009. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

Future Research Corp., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a $6,132,815 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laptop computers, associated accessories and integrated services to support the DOD Joint Technical Data Initiative. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala., and work is expected to be completed by September 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was awarded competitively, with six offers received. The Naval Inventory Control Point is the contracting activity (N00104-08-D-Q277).

AIR FORCE

General Atomics of San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a cost plus fee term contract for $177,082,588. This contract includes all programs management, urgent repairs and services, logistics support, configuration management, technical manual and software maintenance, engineering technical services, contractor engineering technical services, contractor engineering technical specialists (formerly field support representatives), contractor inventory control point (formerly depot supply support) and spares management, depot repair, flight operations support, reliability/maintenance enhancements, CAMs/REMIS/CEMS data collection/entry and numbered periodic depot maintenance for the Predator/Reaper MQ-1 and MQ-9 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) programs. At this time $163,082,588 has been obligated. Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-05-G-3028 003502).

Northrop Grumman Information Technology of Herndon Va., is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $177,082,588. This effort will accomplish the delivery of Joint Enterprise DoDIIS Infrastructure software and DoDIIS Trusted Workstation software. This effort will include requirements definition analysis, systems engineering, development, integration management, quality control, requirements definition analysis, systems engineering, development, integration management, quality control, familiarization, integration/interoperability testing, security and system operation and administration. This effort will result in the delivery of several software releases (approximately one release every six months) to the DTW/JEDI user community, to include computer software, technical documentation, and as required, the installation and maintenance of the current systems located at existing intelligence sites worldwide. At this time $3,500,000 has been obligated. Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-08-D-0001 (Umbrella) and Order 0001).

Honeywell International Incorp., of Clearwater Fla., is being awarded a firm fixed price modification contract for $15,433,853. This action will provide one hundred eighty-one EGI production units, thirty EGI retrofit units, twenty-one EGI contractor depot repairs and one EGI mount. The embedded GPS/INS (EGI) unit is a non-development Item being procured to meet the navigation requirements of Tri-Service and Foreign Military Sales platforms. This is a modification to exercise options for the aforementioned efforts. At this time $15,433,853 has been obligated. Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8626-06-C-2065 P00058).

Boeing Co., Integrated Defense Systems of Wichita, Kan., is being awarded a firm fixed price modification contract for $8,220,600. This contract modification will provide additional contract funding in support of the fourth year of a five year contractor logistics support for contract the VC-25A aircraft. At this time $8,220,600 has been obligated. Tinker AFB, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8106-04-C-0006 / P00081).

ARMY

SRTec., Inc., Syracuse, N.Y. was awarded on Apr. 29, 2008, a $42,013,967 firm-fixed price/cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a change-order for V(2) upgrades. Work will be performed in Syracuse, N.Y., and is expected to be completed by May 30, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Apr. 14, 2008. CECOM Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-05-C-P004).

Phillips Corp.,/Viereck Co., Columbia, Md., was awarded on Apr. 29, 2008, an $8,390,000 firm-fixed price contract for 1 fluid cell press used for metal working. Work will be performed at Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 23, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Five bids were solicited on Mar. 10, 2008. Corpus Christi Army Depot, Corpus Christi, Texas, is the contracting activity (GS-07F-7729C).

Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded on Apr. 28, 2008, a $6,331,055 cost-reimbursement contract for support of the Future Combat Systems spin out 1 low rate initial production, procurement of long lead items for the initial operational test and evaluation set. Work will be performed at Boeing, BAE Systems, Textron Defense Systems, and General Dynamics Systems across the nation, and is expected to be completed on Jan. 27, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Aug. 17, 2007. U.S. Army TACOM, Warren, Mich. is the contracting activity (W56HZV-08-C-0145).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Delta Coals Inc., Nashville, Tenn.*, is being awarded a maximum $10,969,600.00 firm fixed price contract for bituminous coal. Other location of performance is in Virginia. Using services are Army and Marine Corps. There were originally 160 proposals solicited with two responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is May 31, 2009. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-08-D-0654).

Petro Marine Services, Anchorage, Alaska*, is being awarded a maximum $7,407,737.20 fixed price with economic price adjustment for delivery of gasoline, fuel oil burner, jet fuel and diesel fuel products. Other locations of performance are throughout the state of Alaska. Using services are Coast Guard and federal civilian agencies. This proposal was originally solicited on FedBizOps with eight responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is Sep. 30, 2011. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-08-D-1010).

* Small Business

Congress states the obvious

In response to this GAO report a while back Congress had some hearings to bash DoD acquisition programs. The article is here. The title is a little unfair in that “wastes” is a strong word. Few programs are terminated or canceled outright and those that do usually have some technology spill over. Developing, testing and producing major weapon and IT systems is hard. The system often does underestimate time and costs at the beginning, but it takes only one failed test to blow a schedule and millions of dollars. This is especially true of missile systems where your test assets are expensive enough and get expended in the test. Software development is often much more complicated and costly then originally thought, even though DoD has several decades of experience in this kind of matters. That doesn’t mean there is not room for improvement, but the only way to severely reduce time and money is to allow only incremental steps in capability. It is the never ending paradigm of weapon acquisition.

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6 proposals for India’s new fighter

Six companies submitted bids for India’s new fighter acquisition. See a story here. As expected both Boeing and Lockheed submitted bids as well as MiG, SAAB, Aerospatiale and the Eurofighter Typhoon. This goal is to narrow the competition to two or three of the proposals and then choose a winner with first aircraft due in 2011.  This means that SAAB has bid on this and the Norwegian buy in less then a week.

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Contracts for April 29, 2008



NAVY

Raytheon Co., Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $59,790,100 firm-fixed-price contract for the Fiscal Year 2008 Full Rate Production (Lot VI) procurement of 14 AN/AQS airborne low frequency sonar for the MH-60R helicopter. Work will be performed in Brest, France, (61 percent); Portsmouth, R.I., (30 percent) and Gaithersburg, Md., (9 percent), and is expected to be completed in Oct. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-08-C-0051).

McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $23,783,387 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-04-C-0014). This modification provides for the procurement of ancillary mission equipment for the F/A-18 E/F and E/A-18G aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., (83 percent); and St. Louis, Mo., (17 percent) and is expected to be completed in Jan. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Serco Inc., Vienna, Va., is being awarded an $11,400,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, time and material modification to a previously awarded contract (N65236-02-D-3712) for air traffic control systems engineering, installation, and technical support services. Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C., (57 percent); Vienna, Va., (37 percent); Yuma, Ariz., (1 percent); Reno, Nev., (1 percent); and OCONUS (4 percent), and work is expected to be completed by Aug. 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured via the Space and Naval Warfare e-Commerce Central website, with two offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on Apr. 28, 2008, a $30,421,105 firm-fixed price contract for conversion of 9 UH-60 M Blackhawk helicopters into unique aircraft configuration for the Bahrain Defense Force, and to provide training, technical publications, integrated logistics support, field service representative, warranty, and ferry flight technical shipping support. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Oct. 20, 2005. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-08-C-0003).

AM General LLC, South bend, Ind., was awarded on Apr. 25, 2008, a $11,601,414 firm-fixed price contract for 101 EA High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles. Work will be performed in Mishawaka, Ind., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. O ne bid was solicited on Mar. 17, 2006. TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (DAAE07-01-C-S001).

Kipper Tool Co., Gainesville, Ga., was awarded on Apr. 24, 2008, a $9,819,763 firm-fixed price contract for aviation maintenance armament and electrical shop set. Work will be performed in Gainesville, Ga., and is expected to be completed by Apr. 30, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Ten bids were solicited on Nov. 29, 2001, and one bid was received. TACOM, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (DAAE20-03-D-0089).

AM General LLC, South Bend, Ind., was awarded on Apr. 25, 2008, a $5,789,443 firm-fixed price contract for 54 EA High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles. Work will be performed in Mishawaka, Ind., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Mar. 17, 2006. TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (DAAE07-01-C-S0001).

AIR FORCE

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics of Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a contract for $8,272,771. This program seeks to achieve a technology readiness level (TRL) of at least five by 2010 on an integrated mobility configuration I the areas of high lift, efficient transonic flight, and flight control, in order to support future technology development and acquisition activities. At this time $1,100,000 has been obligated. Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-05-G-5503).

Norway receives bid for new fighter

Lockheed Martin and SAAB submitted bids for Norway’s new fighter. See the article here. Either the F-35 JSF or the Gripen will replace the existing force of F-16 aircraft. It will be one of the largest contracts Norway has awarded due to the expense of the aircraft. A decision will not be made until the end of the calendar year.

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Gansler talks reality on KC-45 protest

At the bottom of this article about the leak of a US Air Force meeting that determined Boeing is not likely to win the protest former DoD Acquisition Head Jacques Gansler is described as saying overturning the KC-45 award on purely political grounds would be a disaster. I would have to agree. Not only does it set a terrible precedent for future contracts, but it would dissuade European companies from bidding on future work. Due to the integration and consolidation in the defense industry future contracts will only see more bids by non-US companies. EADS, BAE, Augusta Westland and so on provide in many cases the only competition for some hardware, and it gets even more difficult with the mingling of these companies and their American subsidiaries.

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DISA awards ENCORE II

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded their omnibus contract. See the story here. 12 companies qualified for the up to $12 B contract. The contract is a 5 year plus 5 option years. By qualifying for this type of contract Federal agencies, primarily related to DoD, can buy services, hardware and software from the various companies.

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Contracts for April 28, 2008



NAVY

Defense Training Services, a division of ILSC Holdings, LC, Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $91,778,280 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide civilians on the battlefield foreign language specialist role players to support United States Marine Corps pre-deployment training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. The preponderance of the work will be performed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., and work is expected to be completed Mar. 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This effort was awarded as a sole source eight(a) set aside. The Marine Corps System Command, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (M67854-08-D-8028).

Cubic Applications, Inc., Lacey, Wash., is being awarded a $72,487,405 firm-fixed-price contract to provide both unit level and staff training support, information technology and technical simulation support services at designated simulation sites and training facilities in support of live, virtual, and constructive standards-based training events to support United States Marine Corps pre-deployment training. Work will be performed at all Marine Corps Bases, to include: I MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force), II MEF, III MEF, and work is expected to be completed May 2013.

Contract funds in the amount of $12,300,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured using a full and open competition, with two offers received. The Marine Corps System Command, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (M67854-08-C-80003).

Canadian Commercial Corp., General Dynamics Land Systems Canada, is being awarded a $28,585,655 firm-fixed-priced delivery order modification under a previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5028) for the purchase of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle tranportation to Durbin, South Africa, battle damage assessment repair list, removal of gun ports in the ballistic windows, revised statement of work and related contract data requirements list. Work will be performed both in a combat area of operations operating in an austere environment (35 percent); Lansing, Mich., (35 percent); and Texarkana, Texas, (30 percent), and work is expected to be completed by Apr. 2009. Contract funds will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Systems Integration, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $21,738,576 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-04-C-0028) for the procurement of 17 point-and-click operator system interface test assets for the obsolescence redesign of the common cockpit of the MH-60 helicopter, including modification, testing, integration, training and logistics support tasks. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y., (80 percent) and Austin, Texas, (20 percent), and work is expected to be completed in Apr. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Bell Boeing Tiltrotor Team, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $19,000,000 ceiling priced delivery order #0270 contract for spare components of the CV-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and work is expected to be completed by May 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not awarded competitively. The Naval Inventory Control Point is the contracting activity (N00383-03-G-001B).

Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded a $15,279,151 modification to delivery order #0003 under previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-07-D-5031) for the purchase of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) sustainment parts. Work will be performed in Ladson, S.C., and work is expected to be completed Oct. 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $15,200,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00383-06-D-001J) for in-service engineering and logistics services in support of the Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., (75 percent); Amberley, Australia (10 percent); Brisbane, Australia (10 percent); and Patuxent River, Md. (5 percent), and work is expected to be completed in Dec. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Harry Pepper & Associates, Inc. Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded $12,593,600 for firm-fixed-price task order #0006 under previously awarded contract (N62467-03-D-0188) for design and construction of a Littoral Warfare Systems Facility at Naval Support Activity, Panama City, Fla. The work to be performed includes the provision of a two-story facility with high bays, administrative, and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) facility spaces. The structure will be a secure limited access facility. Work will be performed in Panama City, Fla., and work is expected to be completed Nov. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The project was solicited among the four Florida Multiple Award Construction Contract contractors. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Annapolis, Md., is being awarded a $7,889,440 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering and technical services supporting the Advanced SEAL Delivery System Planning Yard at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. This contract contains four one-year options which, if exercised, bring the total estimated value of the contract to $42,682,232. Work will be performed in Annapolis, Md., (75 percent) and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, (25 percent), and work is expected to be completed by Apr. 2009. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Annex is the contracting activity (N00189-08-D-P002).

ITT Corp., Aerospace Communications Division, Fort Wayne, Ind., is being awarded a $7,585,314 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract for Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW). The SRW software application will operate on Joint Tactical Radio sets to provide voice, data, and video tactical communications services in support of network-centric operations. The cumulative amount of the contract including this modification includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $92,366,305. Work will be performed in Clifton, N.J., (90 percent) and Fort Wayne, Ind., (10 percent) and is expected to be completed by Nov. 2008. If all options are exercised, work could continue until Jan. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured because it is a sole source acquisition. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (N65236-07-C-5876).

Hydraulics International Inc.*, Chatsworth, Calif., is being awarded a $7,424,511 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68335-04-D-0015) for 68 electric hydraulic power supply units; 67 diesel hydraulic power supply units; and 58 hydraulic fluid purifier units. These hydraulic power supplies provide system, sub-system, or component fault isolation, trouble shooting, and functional testing for aircraft maintenance on land or aboard ship. Work will be performed in Chatsworth, Calif., and work is expected to be completed in Apr. 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Stanley Baker Hill, LLC, Muscatine, Ia., was awarded on Ap. 23, 2008, a $37,900,680 firm-fixed price contract for services for the gulf region divisions. Work will be performed in Iraq, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Feb. 6, 2004. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Winchester, Va., is the contracting activity (W912ER-04-D-0021).

General Dynamics Land Systems Division, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on Apr. 25, 2008, a $28,241,783 cost-no-fee contract for long lead material for the recapitalization of M1A2 System Enhancement Program Version 1 tanks. Work will be performed primarily in Lima, Ohio, and is expected to be completed on Nov. 28, 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Jan. 18, 2008. TACOM LCMC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-06-G-0006).

General Dynamics Land System, Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on Apr. 24, 2008, a $23,000,000 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for system technical support for the Abrams tank program. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Mich., and is expected to be completed on Dec. 31, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Jun. 8, 2011. TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-07-C-0046).

Global Fleet Sales, Inc., Charlottesville, Va., was awarded on Apr. 24, 2008, a $12,124,218 firm-fixed price contract for cargo transport II trucks. Work will be performed in Chonburi, Thailand, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 4, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Web bids were solicited on May 18, 2006, and nine bids were received. TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-06-D-G002).

Alliant Lake City Small Caliber Ammunition Co., LLC, Independence, Mo., was awarded on Apr. 23, 2008, a $10,753,049 contract for small caliber ammunition. Work will be performed in Independence, Mo., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Jan. 2, 2008. U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (DAAA09-99-D-0016).

Alliant Ammunition and Powder Co., LLC, Radford, Va., was awarded on Apr. 24, 2008, a $6,077,626 firm-fixed price contract for M1 multi-perforated propellant and M67 propelling charge program. Work will be performed at Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Radford, Va., and is expected to be completed on Jan. 31, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Feb. 19, 2008. U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (DAA09-02-G-0010).

AIR FORCE

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Electronics Systems Section of Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a cost plus fixed fee contract for $46,108,784. The objective of the Optical RF Communications Adjunct program is to develop the hardware and network software to instantiate an airborne hybrid optical and radio frequency communications network connecting geographically distant grounds nodes. At this time $34,725,998 has been obligated. Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-08-C-7828).

Odyssey Research Associates Inc. of Ithaca, N.Y., is being awarded a cost plus fixed fee contract for $24,900,000. This action will provide for research, develop, enhance and transition critical information management and decision support capabilities for the warfighter, including dynamic systems technology, quality of services technology, and enterprise technology. At this time $215,000 has been obligated. Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-08-D-0065; FA8750-08-D-0065 0001).

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Looks like Australia will go with the JSF

Australia had being going back and forth on wanting the F-22 instead of the JSF. China, I am sure, has a lot to do with this. According to this story, the decision has been made to go with the F-35. America has a law preventing the export of the F-22, but Australia had asked for it anyway. There was some desire from the USAF to sell it, as every FMS sale lowers the price and the Air Force would like some more. The only way that is going to happen is to get it cheaper. So it will have to be seen if any sales overseas are made. Certainly Australia and the UK would be the prime customers for the F-22.

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Contracts for April 25, 2008



UNITED STATES TRANSPORTATION COMMAND

Lynden Air Cargo LLC of Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded an estimated $108,708,861 (revised) firm fixed-price contract for international airlift services with a minimum guarantee of $47,370,492. This is a revision to the original announcement to include dollars associated with urgent missions to move Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The United States Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity, (HTC711-07-D-0028).

AIR FORCE

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., of Herndon, Va., is being awarded a cost plus fixed fee contract for $14,492,746. The objective of this technical area task is to provide expertise in capabilities identification, modeling simulation and airborne platform requirements to the Defense Information System Agency and other DoD agencies. At this time $1,275,726 has been obligated. Offutt AFB, Neb., is the contracting activity (SPO700-98-D-4002, DO 0337).

Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, Ohio, is being awarded a cost plus fixed fee contract for $10,924,258. This contract action will provide joint defense studies and analysis in the combating of weapons of mass destruction. At this time $929,880 has been obligated. Offutt AFB, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-00-D-3180, Delivery Order: 2543).

Boeing Co., of Anaheim, Calif., is being awarded a modified contract for $6,284,045. This contract action will purchase engineering services from the Boeing Co., to investigate and report on failure of the Command Receiver Decoder (CRD) contained in the Minuteman III Mod seven wafer during a recent test flight at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., repair 11 Mod seven wafers (which contain two each CRDs). Boeing is also required by this effort to provide five five new CRDs. The investigative and repair effort is being awarded as a cost-plus-fixed-fee line item while the five new CRDs are being purchased as firm-fixed-price. At this time $2,910,057 has been obligated. Hill AFB, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8204-08-C-0010PZ0001).

Lockheed Martin Corp., of Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a modified contract for $5,516,070. This action provides for twenty (20) Common Organizational Level Tester (COLT) for the F/A-22 options five and twenty (20) Common Organizational Level Tester (COLT) Accessory Kits for the F/A-22 options five. At this time $5,516,070 has been obligated. Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8626-04-C-2060 P00029).

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Bloomington, Minn., is being awarded a $27,000,000 five year performance -based logistics requirements contract for performance-based logistics support of the mission computers that are part of AN/AYQ-25 (V) Electronics Protection Radio System used in support of the F/A-18 and AV-8B aircraft. Work will be performed in Bloomington, Minn., and work is expected to be completed by Apr. 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not awarded competitively. The Naval Inventory Control Point is the contracting activity (N00383-08-D-010G).

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

Signature Science LLC, Austin, Texas, was awarded on Apr. 17, 2008, a $4,131,342 increment of a $5,859,595 cost plus fixed fee contract for the Hyperadsorptive Atmospheric Sampling Technology program. Work will be performed in Austin, Texas, (27 percent), San Antonio, Texas (31 percent), Linthicum, Md. (12 percent), Urbana, Ill. (15 percent), Bellefonte, Pa., (14 percent), and Westbrook, Conn., (1 percent), and is expected to be completed Oct. 2009. Funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. DARPA issued a solicitation in Federal Business Opportunities on Sep. 19, 2007, and 13 proposals were received. The contracting activity is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va., (HR0011-08-C-0054).

Raytheon gains on missiles

April 25, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Earnings, Raytheon 

Raytheon posted a solid quarter with profits rising 15%. See the press release here. Much of this was due to the work on PATRIOT and other missile systems, including significant foreign orders. This means that the first two large defense contractors to report, Boeing and Raytheon, have done very well recently. This should continue as long as the defense budgets remain large which can be expected for at least the next two years.

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Contracts for April 24, 2008



NAVY

Rockwell Collins, Government Systems, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $22,327,539 order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-07-G-0016) for the non-recurring engineering, installation and test of the internet protocol and bandwidth expansion phase 3 on one E-6B aircraft. Work will be performed in Richardson, Texas (76 percent); Wichita, Kan., (16 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa, (4 percent); and Oklahoma City, Okla., (4 percent), and work is expected to be completed in Mar. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

L-3 Services, Inc., Marlton, N.J., is being awarded a $17,083,954 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee/cost-plus incentive fee, performance based contract with the option to issue fixed-price task orders as appropriate to provide support services for engineering, technical, logistical, sustainment and administrative requirements for Command, Control, Communication, Computer, and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems/equipment. The contract services to be acquired include technical and systems engineering, analytical design, system/equipment sustainment/repair, training support, surveys and corrective action, and Intranet/Extranet web based support. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $89,958,520. Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C., (70 percent) and Havelock, N.C., (30 percent), and work is expected to be completed by Apr. 2009 (Apr. 2013 with options exercised). Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract wascompetitively procured by full and open competition and twooffers were received via the Federal Business Opportunities website, and the Space and Naval Warfare e-Commerce Central website. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (N65236-08-D-5802).

American Science & Engineering, Billerica, Mass., is being awarded $14,834,433 firm-fixed-priced order #P00006 under previously awarded contract (M67854-06-C-5163) for the purchase of sustainment items in support of the Z-Backscatter X-ray Van (ZBV) inspection system, including field service representatives, maintenance and warranty. The ZBV is a highly maneuverable, effective, high-throughput X-Ray imaging device built into a commercially available delivery van. It is used in the detection of vehicle bombs, explosives, weapons, radioactive threats, stowaways, and illegal narcotics. The ZBV allows for immediate deployment in response to security threats, and its high throughput capability facilitates rapid inspections - without impeding the flow of commerce. Work will be performed in Billerica, Mass., and work is expected to be completed Apr. 2009. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Computer Sciences Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a potential $10,082,762 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for airborne and tactical data link systems support for the E-2C aircraft platform for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) San Diego’s command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) programs. This award represents a modification to a previously awarded contract of Jul. 10, 2006. The original three-year base award and the one, two-year option have been contractually modified into an overall, five-year period of performance. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and work is expected to be completed Jul. 2011. This contract wascompetitively procured via the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities website, and the Space and Naval Warfare e-Commerce Central website, with one offer received. SSC San Diego is the contracting activity (N66001-06-D-0079).

Compass Systems, Inc.*, Lexington Park, Md., is being awarded a $9,955,179 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-07-C-0011) to exercise an option for research and development for various Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Targeting (C4ISR&T) programs, sensors, mission and targeting systems, communication suites, and small aircraft vehicle systems. These efforts are in support of the Roll-On Roll-Off Sensor System for the Contingency Airborne Response Program. Work will be performed in Yuma, Ariz., (45 percent), Washington, D.C., (25 percent), Reston, Va., (25 percent), and Patuxent River, Md., (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in Apr. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc., Federal Way, Wash., is being awarded a $7,903,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the six-month charter of SS Westward Venture - a U.S.-flagged and U.S.-built, contractor-owned, self-sustaining, roll-on/roll-off vessel - in support of the war on terrorism and the U.S. Central Command. The contract includes one six-month option that, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $15,765,000. Work will be performed primarily between the U.S. East Coast and the Persian Gulf, and work is expected to be completed May 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website and the Military Sealift Command’s website, with more than 80 proposals solicited and three offers received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting authority (N00033-08-C-5507).

Lockheed Martin, Syracuse, N.Y., is being awarded a $7,132,580 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-07-C-5202 for engineering support to the Navy’s AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Undersea Warfare System. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a surface ship combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects, and torpedo threats. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (97.9 percent) and the Government of Spain (2.10 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Syracuse, N.Y., and work is expected to be completed by Dec. 2009. Contract funds in the amount of $300,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C. is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

McDonnell Douglas Corp., A Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the Boeing Co., of Long Beach, Calif., is being awarded a modified contract for $8,641,109.98. This contract modification exercises options for the installation of large aircraft infrared countermeasure retrofit kits at the Boeing Support Support - San Antonio location and Warner Robins (WR) - Air Logistics Center. The contractor shall perform five installations at BSS-SA and six installations at WR-ALC. At this time $8,641,109.98 has been obligated. Robins AFB, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8614-04-C-2004 P00244).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. of Herndon, Va., is being awarded a cost plus fixed fee contract for $7,985,581. This contract action will provide research and development analysis, modeling and simulation deliverables for U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, Program Analysis and Integration Office. At this time $2,705,314 has been obligated. Offutt AFB, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380, Delivery Order: 0251).

Cardinal Health, Inc., Dublin, Ohio is being awarded a maximum $12,939,007.00 firm fixed price, indefinite quantity, prime vendor contract for pharmaceutical supplies. Other locations of performance are in Virginia, Calif., Wash., Fla., Maine, Texas, Miss., and N. J.. Using service is Navy Fleet and Hospital Ships USNS Comfort and Mercy. There were originally 11 proposals solicited with three responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is May 31, 2009. The contracting activity is Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM200-04-D-7020).

ARMY

JLG Indistries, Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., was awarded on Apr. 23, 2008, an $8,702,747 firm-fixed price contract for all-terrain lifter and army system rough terrain forklifts. Work will be performed in McConnellsburg, Pa., and is expected to be completed by Oct. 30, 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Feb. 18, 2005. TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV05-C-0229).

General Atomics, San Diego, Calif., was awarded on Mar. 31, 2008, an $8,472,000 contract for four months of operational and support services to the highlighter systems operating in Iraq. Work will be performed in Iraq, and is expected to be completed by Jul. 31, 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Feb. 25, 2008. CECOM Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-08-C-T205).

Correction: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Meadows, Ill. was awarded on Apr. 16, 2008, a $6,030,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to further develop, fabricate, demonstrate and leverage a two-color uncooled, mid-wave, lead selenide passive infrared cueing system. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Ill., and is expected to be completed on Apr. 18, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Web bids were solicited on Jul 20, 2007, and two bids were received. CECOM Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-08-C-P001).

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Combat Robots Face Uncertain Future – May 2008

In this podcast you will hear about the robotics industry's worries about its future in the military market. Also, we bring you an exclusive report on the current troubles that some of the military"s robots are experiencing in combat. Another special report from the May 2008 issue of National Defense takes a look at the use of unmanned aircraft in civilian airspace. Finally, a quick update on an innovative exchange program that lets the military get free missiles. And the latest on the challenges of patrolling the US/Mexico border.

Earnings and projections remain good for Boeing

April 24, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, commercial aviation, Earnings 

Despite losing the KC-45 contract, and as we previously discussed here, Boeing announced solid earnings and projections this week. See the story here. Of course the key to all of this is the 787 Dreamliner. This civil aircraft once it begins deliveries will be the key to Boeing’s performance over the next several years.

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Contracts for April 23, 2008



NAVY

Tatitlek Support Services, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $319,246,604 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide civilians on the battlefield foreign language specialist role players to support United States Marine Corps pre-deployment training at Twentynine Palms, Calif. The preponderance of the work will be performed at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms, Calif., and work is expected to be completed Mar. 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps System Command, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (M67854-08-D-8029).

Bell Boeing Tiltrotor Team, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $14,396,743 for ceiling priced delivery order #0264 under previously awarded contract (N00383-03-G-001B) for spare components of the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa., and work is expected to be completed by Jul. 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Inventory Control Point is the contracting activity.

Maine Secure Composites, LLC,* Orono, Maine, is being awarded a $12,970,884 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for development and prototyping of Composite Anti-Tamper Containers (CATM). CATM will be used for increasing container security under the Department of Homeland Security Advanced Container Security Device program. Work will be performed in Orono, Maine, and work is expected to be complete April 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured because the initial development of CATM performed by Maine Secure Composites, LLC, provides for unique qualifications. Maine Secure Composites, LLC, is the only source that would not result in the duplication of cost, which because of the short-term development schedule would not be recovered through competition. A sole-source justification and approval was signed in accordance with FAR Subpart 6.302-1 and 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) for Only One Responsible Source. The sole-source synopsis was published on the Federal Business Opportunities web site and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command e-Commerce web site. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-08-D-0010).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Lexington Park, Md., is being awarded a $9,861,283 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-04-C-0058) to exercise an option for technical and engineering services for Communications-Electronics Advanced Technologies (CEAT), supporting the Special Communications Requirements Division of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland. These services and supplies shall provide research, design, development, integration, test and evaluation, installation, fielding, analysis, maintenance, material procurements, training, and logistics of CEAT Systems. The estimated level of effort for this option is 79,361 man-hours. Work will be performed in Lexington Park, Md., (60 percent); Tampa, Fla., (20 percent); and Crystal City, Va., (20 percent), and work is expected to be completed in Oct. 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Ocean Systems Engineering Corp., Oceanside, Calif., is being awarded $9,360,439 for task order #0043 under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (M67854-02-A-9020) to provide Marine Corps Systems Command’s SIAT (Systems Engineering, Interoperability, Architectures and Technology Support) staff the detailed technical and analytical support required to define, integrate, certify, plan and oversee the development and delivery of Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) systems. This effort consists of four areas: MAGTF Systems Engineering and Integration; Program Engineering and Technology; Joint Certification; and Architecture Design and Development. Work will be performed in Stafford, Va., and work is expected to be completed in Apr. 2009. Contract funds in the amount of $6,835,439 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Yellowstone Electric Co., Billings, Mont., was awarded on Apr. 22, 2008, a $6,039,049 firm-fixed price contract for transformers for the garrison dam. Work will be performed in Riverdale, N.D., and work is expected to be completed by Apr. 22, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Five bids were solicited on Nov. 28, 2007, and two bids were received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, Ore., is the contracting activity (W9127N-08-C-0011).

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EADS acquires American company

April 22, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Acquisitions, EADS 

There has been rumors that EADS would move to acquire a North American company soon, with CAE being the most talked about. EADS did buy a company, PlantCML, that manufactures communications systems primarily for emergency services. It does have some ties with their existing products, but primarily EADS will use PlantCML to market their products in the US. Previously PlantCML had been owned by a investment company.

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Boeing wins one

Boeing was awarded a $3.8 M contract by DARPA to begin development of a ultra-high endurance unmanned aircraft. Boeing teamed with a British company, QinetiQ Ltd., for the program. The Vulture will be an aircraft that can loiter for years and carry a payload. It would then be activated when necessary. QinetiQ had been working on solar powered aircraft under other contracts that might have applications to this mission.

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Northrop Grumman wins BAMS SD&D contract

As reported yesterday the BAMS DAB was held. The Navy awarded the contract to Northrop Grumman for a version of the Global Hawk long range, large UAV. See a story here. Boeing and Lockheed Martin were the losing bidders. On top of the KC-45 contract this can be seen as a blow to Boeing by Northrop Grumman. Read more

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Contracts for April 22, 2008



NAVY

Northrop Grumman Corp., Integrated Systems, Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a cost-plus-award-fee contract with an estimated value of $1,164,011,648 for the system development and demonstration of Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The System Development and Demonstration (SDD) Phase includes the design, fabrication, and delivery, of two unmanned aircraft with mission payloads and communications suites; one Forward Operating Base Mission Control System; one Systems Integration Laboratory; and one Main Operating Base Mission Control System. The BAMS UAS will provide persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) data collection and dissemination capability to the Fleet. BAMS UAS will deliver capability enabling the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF) Family of Systems to meet the Navy’s maritime ISR requirements. Work will be performed in Bethpage, N.Y., (30 percent); San Diego, Calif., (25 percent); various locations throughout the United States (13 percent); W. Salt Lake City, Utah (9 percent); Rolling Meadows, Ill., (7 percent); Falls Church, Va., (6 percent); Baltimore, Md., (5 percent); and Norwalk, Conn., (5 percent), and work is expected to be completed in Sep 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured through a request for proposals; three firms were solicited and three proposals were received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-08-C-0023).

Kiewit-General a Joint Venture, Poulsbo, Wash., is being awarded a $27,869,606 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed price contract for construction of the Limited Area Production and Storage Complex at the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific, Naval Base Kitsap. The facility includes vehicular access; support buildings; a lightning protection system, grounding system and utilities for the facility. This project will also provide an observation tower, perimeter fencing, roadwork, and other site improvements. Work will be performed in Silverdale, Wash., and is expected to be completed by Nov. 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Naval Facilities Engineering Command e-solicitation website with two proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, Silverdale, Wash., is the contracting activity (N44255-08-C-6003).

Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded a $12,635,801 firm-fixed-priced modification under Delivery Order #0004 to previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5031) for the purchase of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle logistics support to include technical data, provisioning data, Outside the Continental United States field service representatives, one-year maintenance workshop block and one-year forward deployment block. Work will be performed in the combat area of operations and Ladson, S.C., and work is expected to be completed by Nov. 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

UNITED STATES TRANSPORTATION COMMAND

Federal Express Charter Programs Team Arrangement of Memphis, Tenn., is being awarded an estimated $1,676,857,474 (revised) firm fixed-price contract for international airlift services with a minimum guarantee of $158,493,329. Team members include: Air Transport International LLC of, Little Rock, Ark.; ATA Airlines, Inc., of Indianapolis, Ind.; Atlas Air, Inc., of Purchase, N.Y.; Federal Express Corp., of Memphis, Tenn.; Northwest Airlines, Inc., of St. Paul, Minn.; Omni Air International, Inc., of Tulsa, Okla.; and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., of Purchase, N.Y. This is a revision to the original announcement to include dollars associated with urgent missions to move Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected vehicles. The United States Transportation Command Acquisition Directorate, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity (HTC711-07-D-0021).

ARMY

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC, Portland, Ore., was awarded on Apr. 18, 2008, a $169,990,717 firm-fixed price contract for 600 each of M916A3 light equipment transporters, 150 each, M917A2 dump trucks and 50 each, M917A2 W/MCS dump trucks. Work will be performed in Portland, Ore., and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Web bids were solicited on Apr. 21, 2000, and two bids were received. TACOM, LCMC, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (DAAE07-00-D-S022).

University of Southern Calif., Los Angeles, was awarded on Apr. 21, 2008, a $40,000,000 increase on an existing cost-reimbursable-type contract for the university as an affiliated research center. Under the contract, USC established a separate institute called the Institute for Creative Technologies to conduct research in advanced modeling and simulation. Work will be performed in Los Angeles. One bid was solicited. U.S. Army Research Development Engineering Command, Durham, N.C., is the contracting activity (W911NF-04-D-0005).

Washington Harris Group, Inc;, Greenbelt, Md., was awarded on Apr. 21, 2008, a $12,514,213 firm-fixed price contract for medical and dental case-management support for Army National Guard State Surgeons’ Offices. Work will be performed in Greenbelt, Md., and is expected to be completed by Apr. 30, 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Web bids were solicited on Jan. 17, 2008, and six bids were received. National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (W9133L-08-F-0078).

CSS Global, Ada, Mich., was awarded on Apr. 19, 2008, a $6,429,113 firm-fixed price contract for construction equipment for the engineer and infrastructure battalions. Work will be performed in Baghdad, Iraq, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 16, 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Web bids were solicited on Feb. 16, 2008, and 26 bids were received. Joint Contracting Command, Baghdad, Iraq, is the contracting activity (W91GY0-08-M-0215).

Daimler Trucks, North America LLC, Portland, Ore., was awarded on Apr. 18, 2008, a $5,991,503 firm-fixed price contract for the addition of M915 test vehicles, test assets, test support design engineering and other non-recurring tooling costs to the contract. Work will be performed in Portland, Ore., and is expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Web bids were solicited on Apr. 21, 2000, and two bids were received. TACOM, Warren, Mich. is the contracting activity (DAAE07-00-D-S022).

AIR FORCE

United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Group of East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a modified contract for $6,903,409. This action will provide refurbishment of three F-22 Raptor F119 Test Engines. At this time $6,903,409 has been obligated. Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8611-05-C-2851).

Contracts for April 10, 2008



NAVY

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Raleigh, N.C., is being awarded a $35,631,000 firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of an aircraft maintenance hangar, phases I and II, at Marine Corps Air Station New River, Camp Lejeune. The work to be performed provides for construction of a multi-story aircraft maintenance hangar to provide hangar bay, shop space, flight line operations, and maintenance functions in support of the V-22 aircraft squadrons. Work also includes mechanical, electrical support systems and telephone system. Built-in equipment includes a freight elevator and five ton bridge crane. Site improvements include parking and landscaping and incidental related work. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, N.C., and work is expected to be completed by May 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Naval Facilities Engineering Command e-solicitation website with four proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-08-C-1419).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded an $11,738,328 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00019-03-C-0057) for non-recurring efforts for the E-2D halon system replacement in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye System Development and Demonstration Program. Work will be performed in Bethpage, N.Y., (87.3 percent) and St. Augustine, Fla., (12.7 percent) and is expected to be completed in Sep. 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Services Inc., Cherry Hill, N.J., is being awarded a $9,862,594 cost-plus- fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for security cooperation, security assistance and foreign military sales technical and program/project management support services to Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) OF and applicable customers of NAVICP. This contract contains three one-year option periods which, if exercised, will bring the total estimated value of the contract to $47,538,817. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa., (70 percent) and Washington, D.C., (30 percent), and work is expected to be completed by Mar. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was awarded competitively through full and open competition, with one offer received. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Contracting Department Philadelphia Division, is the contracting activity (N00189-08-D-Z029). This contract was previously announced on Mar. 19, 2008, as contract number N00189-08-D-Z025.

Harris Corp., Melbourne, Fla., is being awarded a $9,174,475 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-05-C-0044) to exercise an option for the procurement of 133 Tactical Aircraft Moving Map Capability (TAMMAC) Digital Map Computers (DMC); 66 TAMMAC Digital Video Map Computers (DVMC); and 251 TAMMAC DMC Extension Housings for U.S. Navy use in F/A-18C/D/E/F, EA-18G, AV-8B, UH-1Y/ AH-1Z aircraft. In addition, this contract provides for the procurement of 12 TAMMAC DVMC and 12 TAMMAC DMC Extension Housings for the Government of Australia. Work will be performed in Malabar, Fla., (80 percent) and Palm Bay, Fla., (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in Mar. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($8,452,663; 92 percent); and the Government of Australia ($721,812; 7 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

RJC Architects*, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a maximum $7,500,000 (base and options - with a guaranteed minimum of $5,000) firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect/engineering contract for renovation/repair and new construction of facilities in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest area of responsibility (AOR). The work to be performed provides for engineering studies and site investigation reports to support new development on raw land, or re-development of existing developed sites; preparation of Requests for Proposals for design-build projects; preparation of fully designed plans and specifications for Invitation for Bid projects; other engineering designs, studies, reports, cost estimates, evaluations, and construction support services. Work will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps facilities and other government facilities within the NAVFAC Southwest AOR including, but not limited, to Calif., (87 percent); Ariz., (5 percent); Nev., (5 percent); Colo., (1 percent); N.M., (1 percent) and Utah (1 percent), and work is expected to be completed Apr. 2009 (April 2013 with options exercised). Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Naval Facilities Engineering Command e-solicitation website with 20 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62473-08-D-8624).

Windermere Information Technology Systems, Annapolis, Md., is being awarded a $5,622,481 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee performance-based contract to continue the government’s operational requirement to develop miniaturized hardware packaging components, equipment camouflaging components, and a miniaturized un-attended Direction-Finding (DF) sensor module. This is in support of the time-critical technical requirements for both the Joint Threat Warning System (JTWS) Team Transportable (TT) and Ground Signal Kit (GSK) systems, and an innovative power source capability that can satisfy the power source requirements for the JTWS TT, GSK II, and other United States Special Operations Command tactical force protection system power requirements. The contract includes four one-year option periods, which, if exercised, will bring the total cumulative value of the contract to the estimated amount of $29,517,858. Work will be performed in Annapolis, Md., and work is expected to be completed by Apr. 2009 (Apr. 2013 with exercised options). Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was sole source procured under other than full and open competition. The effort was synopsized in Federal Business Opportunities website in accordance with the provisions of FAR Part 5, indicating the Government’s intent to award a sole source action. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (N65236-08-D-6807).

ARMY

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, was awarded on Apr. 8, 2008, a modification to increase the total mount of their existing contract by $78,500,000 to a total of $177,548,330 for a cost-reimbursable contract for the Scientific Services Program to provide scientific, technical and advisory services for problems related to research and development projects within the government. Work location will be determined with each task order, and is expected to be completed by Apr. 10, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. U.S. Army Research Development Engineering Command, Durham, N.C., is the contracting activity (W911NF-07-D-0001).

John. C. Gremberg Co., Inc, Rockville, Md., was awarded on Apr. 8, 2008, a $27,066,325 firm-fixed price contract for construction of a new three level steel and concrete steam sterilization plan that will have the capacity to decontaminate 126,000 gallons per-day of liquid bio-waste. Work will be performed at Fort Detrick, Md., and is expected to be completed by Apr. 30, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore Md., is the contracting activity (W912DR-08-C-0016).

CCI, Inc., Anchorage, Ala., was awarded on Apr. 8, 2008, a 13,078,378 firm-fixed price contract for repair of airfield pavements at Bangor Air National Guard Base. Work will be performed in Bangor, Maine, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 12, 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. United States Property & Fiscal Office for Maine, National Guard Bureau is the contracting activity (W912JD-08-C-0001).

AIR FORCE

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. of Herndon, Va., is being awarded a modified contract for $27,970,673. The action will provide survivability and vulnerability technical research and development analysis for U.S. Coast Guard ship, aviation, and Command and Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. At this time $7,714,009 has been obligated. Offutt AFB, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380, Delivery Order: 0250).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., of Herndon, Va., is being awarded a cost plus fixed fee contract for $8,661,265. The contract action will provide information assurance analysis for Naval Weapons Center, Weapons Division-Weapons Engagement Office Development Command and Control Technology. At this time $ 96,618 has been obligated. Offutt AFB, Neb., is the contracting activity (SPO700-98-D-4002, DO 0336).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Ansul, Inc., Marinette, Wis. is being awarded a maximum $6,488,858 fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity contract for Aqueous Film Forming Foam. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. This proposal was originally Web solicited with 3 responses.

Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is Apr. 9, 2010. The contracting activity is Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM8EH-08-D-0251).

* Small Business

Some Analysis of SAIC’s Common Stock

April 21, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Editorial, Industry Analysis, SAIC, SETA 

As a recent GAO report highlighted the Department of Defense invests a great deal in Science, Engineering, Technical and Analysis (SETA) contracts. These contracts, and contractors, are most known as working with the military acquisition offices to provide necessary support. There are also SETA contracts with IT, testing, engineering, safety and pretty much any area that the DoD and Services are involved in. It is a large business employing thousands.

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Navy ready to award BAMS contract

According to this article the Navy had a successful DAB for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program. The system was approved to go into System Design and Development (SDD) phase and a prime contractor will be chosen to perform that work. Once that phase is completed then Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) can start. The BAMS is for a unmanned surveillance aircraft to replace the P-3 Orion in some of its missions. The Navy is also pursuing the P-8 aircraft based on the Boeing 737 to replace the P-3 in its Anti-Submarine Warfare role. Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin are bidders.

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OSD expresses concern over protests

In this story Mr. Young, the Assistant Secretary of Defense of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics expresses concern over the recent amount of protests with large systems. Part of the story is letting Boeing know not to focus on the recent lost KC-45 award, but to look to future competitions. He also generally agreed with the recent GAO report that systems are over cost and behind schedule, but that is to be expected. Read more

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Malaysia orders joint US – French air defense surveillance system

The Malaysian government ordered from RaytheonThalesSystems an upgraded air defense surveillance and control system for the country. See the story here. The system will be based on a central command and control facility designed and built by Raytheon for the US and Canada. Thales will make a long range radar in France to provide surveillance and data to the command center. No details on the size of the contract were announced.

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