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Israel passes Britain to become fourth largest defense exporting country

May 30, 2008 by · Comment
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According to this article in 2007 Israel passed Britain to become the fourth largest defense exporting country. They follow the US, Russia and France now. The two biggest customers are the US and India. The recent win of the Indian AWACS contract, reported here, had a great deal to do with that. The Israeli government and industry have made major strides in recent times increasing their exports rather then just focusing on domestic needs.

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Konsberg wins CROWS contract

The US Army awarded Konsberg a contract to provide Crew Remotely Operated Weapon System (CROWS) II turrets. See an article here. Konsberg is a Norwegian company that is involved in the oil industry, commercial shipping and defense. There website is here. The contract is worth $117 M and will provide weapon mounts that fit within the CROWS turret. The CROWS is mounted on US Army vehicles and allows the gunner to stay inside it and operate whatever weapon is installed – usually machine guns or automatic grenade launchers.

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Navy orders training systems for the V-22

The Navy ordered from the Boeing-Bell team manufacturing the V-22 Osprey training devices and related equipment today. The contract is worth about $78 M. See a story here. The Osprey has just finished a successful deployment in Iraq where it carried out heavy lift missions, usually for logistics purposes. The contract will pay for the development and production of training equipment.

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Contracts for May 30, 2008



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

DOSS Aviation, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a minimum $21,518,284.32 firm fixed price contract for government-owned, contractor operated fuel services. Other location of performance is Fla. Using service is Navy. This proposal was originally FedBizOps solicited with six responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is Sep. 30, 2016. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-08-C-5809).

City of Chicopee Inc., Chicopee, Mass.*, is being awarded a maximum $19,913,238.00 firm fixed price, prospective price redetermination contraction for assumption of ownership, operation and maintenance of electric distribution system. Other location of service is Westover ARB, Massachusetts. Using service is Air Force Reserves. This proposal was originally Web solicited with 2 responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is Dec. 31, 2058. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-08-C-8254).

Icaro Diecisiete, LTDA, Colombia, South America is being awarded a minimum $11,459,120.00 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel. Other locations of performance are in various DoD locations in Colombia, South America. Using services are Army and Air Force. There were originally nine proposals solicited with nine responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is Jul. 31, 2011. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-08-D-1256).

World Fuel Services Corp., Miami, Fla.*, is being awarded a minimum $5,890,718 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel services. Other locations of performance are in various DoD locations in Colombia, South America. Using services are Army and Air Force. There were originally nine proposals solicited with nine responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is Jul. 31, 2011. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-08-D-1258).

Public Warehousing Co., Sulaiba, Safat is being awarded a maximum $2,801,334,120 firm fixed price, prime vendor contract for supply and distribution of food and non-food products. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The original proposal was Web solicited with six responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is Jun. 1, 2009. The contracting activity is Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM300-07-D-3128).

NAVY

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, LP. Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., is being awarded a $162,059,556 firm-fixed-priced modification to Delivery Order #0007 under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5025) for engineering change proposals to support Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. Work will be performed in York, Pa., and work is expected to be completed by Dec. 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.

IBIS TEK,* Butler, Pa., is being awarded a ceiling amount $158,075,500 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to purchase 360 Degree Lighting Kits for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. This is one of multiple awards under the solicitation. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative ceiling value of this contract to $474,226,500. Work will be performed in Butler, Pa., 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 competitively procured via Navy Electronic Commerce Office, with three offers received. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-08-D-5046).

LOM,* Chicago, Ill., is being awarded a ceiling amount $149,730,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to purchase 360 Degree Lighting Kits for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. This is one of multiple awards under the solicitation. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative ceiling value of this contract to $449,190,000. Work will be performed in Suwanee, Ga., and work is expected to be completed by May 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procure via Navy Electronic Commerce Office, with three offers received. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-08-D-5010).

Bell-Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $78,500,000 ceiling-priced indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for the analysis, design, development, manufacture, test, installation, upgrade and logistical support of the MV-22 Aircraft Maintenance Trainer (AMT) and CV Flight Training Device/Full Flight Simulator (CV FTD/FFS) Products. Work will be performed in Amarillo, Texas (70 percent); and Philadelphia, Pa. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (N61339-08-D-0007).

McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $25,954,182 order against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-05-G-0026) for F/A-18E/F Service Life Assessment Program support services. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., (68 percent) and El Segundo, Calif., (32 percent), and work is expected to be completed in Dec. 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.

Materials Sciences Corp.*, Horsham, Pa., is being awarded a $24,590,613 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering services in support of the Phase III Small Business Innovative Research, Topic # N01-078; sonar domes for the AN/SQS-53C sonar system. Efforts will include engineering and technical services for U.S. Naval Fleet support by developing materials, processes, molds, tools, and other parts necessary for the development and fabrication of panels, windows, and sonar domes; specifically the AN/SQS-53C dome. The contractor will also design, fabricate, install, test, and deliver panels, windows, sonar dome sections or full sonar domes utilizing a multi-phase woven hybrid Low Insertion Loss composite material system and a composites resin infusion molding manufacturing process. Work will be performed in Horsham, Pa., (60 percent) and Gulfport, Miss., (40 percent), and work is expected to be completed by May 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $776,845 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Newport, R.I.,is the contracting activity (N66604-08-D-0034).

SFA, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded a $10,636,713 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based contractto provide support services for integration, upgrade, and testing of Management and Control systems in ship and at shore facilities, including associated engineering, technical, and logistics support services. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $73,874,128. Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C., (70 percent) and San Diego, (30 percent) and is expected to be completed by May 2009. If all options are exercised, work will continue until May 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under full and open competition. The Request for Proposal was posted on the SPAWAR Systems Center E-Commerce website and one offer was received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston is the contracting activity (N65236-08-D-5801).

Armtec Countermeasures Co., Coachella, Calif., is being awarded a $10,528,066 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for countermeasures in support of the Naval Air Systems Command Airborne Expendable Countermeasures (AECM) Program Office and the 84th Combat Sustainment Wing, Hill AFB, Utah. Work will be performed in Lillington, N.C., and work is expected to be completed by May 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured, with two proposals solicited and one offer received. The Naval Inventory Control Point is the contracting activity (N00104-08-D-K048).

Rolls Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $9,688,495 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-03-D-0002) for logistics support, technical engineering support services, and spare engines and associated parts for the U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J, which includes the AE2100D3 turboprop engine and R391 propeller. Work will be performed at the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C., and work is expected to be completed in November 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.

Kollmorgen Corp., Electro-Optical Division, Northampton, Mass., is being awarded a $9,630,153 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-6248) for engineering services and the associated support in support of the Photonics Mast Systems. The Photonics Mast is a non-hull penetrating electronic imaging subsystem of the command and control system. The Photonics Mast incorporates visible, infrared (IR) and electronic support measures (ESM) sensors and stealth features that will provide new capabilities for attack submarines. Work will be performed in Northampton, Mass., (70 percent), Seattle, Wash., (8 percent), Westfield, Mass., (6 percent), Boston, Mass., (6 percent), Joplin, Mo., (4 percent), Cincinnati, Ohio, (2 percent), Orlando, Fla., (2 percent), and Hackensack, N.J., (2 percent), and work is expected to be completed by Sep. 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command Washington Navy Yard, D.C. is the contracting activity.

CM Technologies Corp.*, Coraopolis, Pa., is being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an estimated value of $9,562,581 for the procurement of up to 2,000 Hand-held Aircraft Wiring Testers (HAWT) and associated data item deliverables for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. The initial order under this contract is for six HAWT units and associated data item deliverables for the U.S. Navy. Work will be performed in Coraopolis, Pa., and work is expected to be completed in Jun. 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under an electronic request for proposals, with eight offers received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-08-D-0017).

Camber Corp., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded an $8,575,896 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for program management, acquisition management, and engineering and technical services in support of the CH-53D, CH-53E, MH-53E, and CH-53K. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md., and work is expected to be completed in Nov. 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N000421-08-C-0044).

AIR FORCE

Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Inc. of Herndon, Va., is being awarded a cost plus fixed fee contract for $50,534,488 (Estimated). This action will provide Naval Network Warfare Command Survivability Analysis. At this time $1,000,152 has been obligated. 55th Contracting Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380, DO 0254).

Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, Ohio, is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $7,016,117 (Estimated). This action will develop biomonitoring methods for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents and other toxic industrial chemicals to measure exposure from terrorist threats and incidents, or other emergency response incidents or exercises. At this time $241,546 has been obligated. AETC 55th Contracting Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-00-D-1380, DO 0542).

The Air Force is modifying a cost plus fixed fee contract awarded to Aerojet General Corporation, Aerojet Propulsion Division of Redmond, Wash., for $5,788,718. This effort is a modification for the Liquid Engine Alternate Propellant Development Program to provide the development of subsystems and components and efforts to integrate subsystems and components into system prototypes for field experiments and/or tests in a simulated environment. ATD includes concept and technology demonstrations of components and subsystems or system models. The model may be form, fit and function prototypes or scaled models that service the same demonstration purpose. The results of this type of effort are proof of technological feasibility and assessment of subsystem and component operability and producibility rather than the development of hardware for service use. At this time $1,050,000 has been obligated. AFFTC/PK, Edwards AFB, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04611-01-C-0003 P00023).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Co., of Fort Worth Texas, is being awarded a firm fixed price contract not to exceed $233.6 million. This action will provide for twenty-four F-16 Block 52 aircraft, along with associated support equipment, alternate mission equipment and support elements for the Government of Morocco. This effort will support foreign military sales to the Government of Morocco. At this time $124.3 million has been obligated. 312AESG/PK, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8615-08-C-6050).

DynCorp Technical, LLC of Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a fixed price contract for $47,756,568. The subject contract covers responsibility for receipt, inventory, accountability, maintenance, repair, periodic inspection and test, serviceability, marking, storage, security, shipping, and reporting of War Reserve Materiel resources. It required the contractor out-load and reconstitution of pre-positioned War Reserve Materiel in the United States Air Forces Central Area of Responsibility. Pre-positioned equipment includes but is not limited to: harvest falcon; Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources; medical; munitions; Tanks, Racks, Adapters, and Pylons; Fuels Mobility Support Equipment/Fuels Operational Readiness Capabilities Equipment; vehicles; Aerospace Ground Equipment; Air Base Operability equipment; war consumables; associated Mobility Readiness Spares Packages; and Peacetime Operating Stocks at designed WRM storage sites locations. The contractor is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Government furnished facilities and property while meeting environmental compliance requirements. When requested the contractor shall provide exercise and contingency logistics support by performing all aspects of: serviceability check, deployment out-load, in transit visibility, receipt, set-up, inventory, sustainment, condition sampling, redeployment or onward movement of assets/systems, and assist in tear-down and subsequent reconstitution, refurbishment, and storage of WRM assets/system. At this time no funds have been obligated. ACC AMIC/PKC SunTrust Building, Newport News, Va., is the contracting activity (FA4890-08-C-0004).

Northrop Grumman Information Technology of Herndon, Va., is being awarded a firm-fixed price contract not to exceed $26,552,441. This action will provide landing gear pistons, quantity of 802, in support to the T-38 aircraft. At this time $13,276,220 has been obligated. Department of the Air Force, Directorate of Contracting, Hill AFB, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8203-08-C-0106).

McDonnell Douglas Corp., A Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the Boeing Co. of St Louis, Mo., is being awarded a contract for $17,214,995 (Estimated). This action will provide for Royal Saudi Air Force F-15C Mission Training System contractor operations, maintenance, and instructor support for calendar years 2008-2010. This effort support foreign military sales to the Royal Saudi Air Force. This action will provide landing gear pistons, quantity of 802, in support to the T-38 aircraft. At this time $17,214,995 has been obligated. 558 ACSG/PK, Hill AFB, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8223-08-C-0002).

The Air Force is modifying a firm-fixed price contract with McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Boeing Co., of St Louis, Mo., for $8,628,700. This action will provide for Joint Direct Attack Munition High Data Rate Compact Telemetry Units, quantity of 300. The HCTMs are flight test instrumentation hardware which is used to gather real-time JDAM weapon data during testing. The JDAM weapon system provides the Air Force and the Navy with an improved aerial delivery capability for existing 500, 1000 and 2000-pound bombs. The JDAM is a strap-on kit with Inertial Navigation System/Global Positioning Systems capability. In addition, this procurement includes 100 HCTM Adapter Kits in support of Test and Integration activities. At this time all funds have been obligated. 678 ARSS/PK (JDAM), Eglin AFB, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-07-C-0002 P00004).

Missile Defense Agency Contract Award

Raytheon Technical Services Co., LLC of Burlington, Mass. is being awarded a $7,233,850 contract modification to repair and flight test the Widebody Airborne Sensor Platform to ensure it meets airworthiness standards. Work will be performed at the contractor’s facility and Aeroframe Services LLC, a subcontractor, facilities in Lake Charles, La., and is expected to be complete by Oct. 2008. This is a sole source contract modification. The contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Missile Defense Agency, Washington, D.C. is the contracting activity (HQ0006-08-C-0009). The contract will use FY 08 research and development funds.

ARMY

Stewart & Stevenson TVS, LP, Sealy, Texas, was awarded on May 29, 2008, a $37,356,777 firm-fixed price contract for low signature armor cabs in a box. Work will be performed in Sealy, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 19, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Feb. 28, 2007. U.S. Army TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-07-C-A500).

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on May 29, 2008, a $22,963,325 firm-fixed price contract for UH-60 Blackhawk spares, procurement for blades and rotor wings. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., and is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Dec. 13, 2007. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-06-D-0116).

Alliant Lake City Small Caliber Ammunition Co, LLC, Independence, Mo., was awarded on May 28, 2008, an $8,087,459 firm-fixed price contract for small caliber ammunition. Work will be performed in Independence, Mo., and is expected to be completed by Sep. 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 (DAA09-99-D-0016).

* Small Business.

First THAAD Battery stands up

This is not a defense procurement issue but I have fond memories of working with THAAD ten years ago. The First Unit Equipped (FUE), Alpha Battery/4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 32nd Army Air & Missile Defense Command, was activated on 28 May. See a press release from Lockheed Martin here. THAAD is the Army’s long range ballistic missile defense system, layering on top of the existing PATRIOT systems.

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BRAC moves cause BAE to plan expansion in Michigan

This article describes how BAE plans to expand its facilities and hire more workers at its Land & Armaments group. Under the most recent BRAC the Army will move its unmanned vehicles program offices to Warren, MI from Huntsville, AL. This leads BAE to believe that work will be coming with them. The state of Michigan has also assisted BAE by providing tax credits and training funds for the expansion. The Michigan economy has taken many recent hits with the decline of the US auto industry.

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DARPA awards contract for development of advanced detection equipment

May 29, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Contract Awards, DARPA, development program 

In a contract award not directly related to the SAIC one below, DAPRA awarded Bioident a contract to develop printed circuit board sensors. See an article here. The goal is to utilize Biodent’s process for making sheets with semiconductor material on them to reduce the size of sensors by incorporating the read out device on the board. Currently larger optical systems are used. No contract value was given, but it continues to demonstrate the amount of R&D the US is doing in such areas.

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SAIC wins NBC defense contract

May 29, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Contract Awards, logistics, SAIC, SMDC, U.S. Army 

The US Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) awarded SAIC a one year plus four option years contract to provide NBC defense for US military bases. See an article here. If the full contract is executed it could be worth up to $500 M. Since 9/11 the US has greatly increased the ability of their bases to respond to chemical and nuclear attacks.

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Contracts for May 29, 2008



UPDATE

NAVY

The U.S. Navy is awarding indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts to 340 contractors that will provide for their competition for service requirements solicited by Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Office of Naval Research, Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the United States Marine Corps. The 22 functional service areas within the scope of the contracts include: 1. Research and Development Support. 2. Engineering System Engineering and Process Engineering Support. 3. Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support. 4. Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support. 5. System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support. 6. Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support. 7. Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support. 8. Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support. 9. System Safety Engineering Support. 10. Configuration Management (CM) Support. 11. Quality Assurance (QA) Support. 12. Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support. 13. Inactivation and Disposal Support. 14. Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support. 15. Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support. 16. Logistics Support. 17. Supply and Provisioning Support. 18. Training Support. 19. In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support. 20. Program Support. 21. Functional and Administrative Support and 22. Public Affairs and Multimedia Support. These contracts are in addition to the existing 1,265 contracts previously awarded under the SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) acquisition program for services procurements. The government estimates a maximum of $5,300,000,000 of services will be procured per year via orders issued under the SeaPort-e multiple award contracts. The awards have a one-year base period with one five-year award term and one additional four-year award term. The award of these contracts is a result of the SeaPort-e Rolling Admissions solicitation. The SeaPort-e acquisition is comprised of seven regional zones in which task orders will be competed based upon the principal place of performance. These awards contain provisions to set aside requirements for small businesses, service disabled veteran owned small businesses, 8a business development program and historically under-utilized business zone small businesses. Under these multiple award contracts, each contractor will be provided a fair opportunity to compete for individual task orders solicited within their zone or zones of performance. These contracts were competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online, with 351 offers received and 340 contracts awarded. Contract funds will be obligated at the time of task order award and as such, multiple funding types (with varying expiration dates) may be used, consistent with the purpose for which the funds were appropriated. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Va. is the contracting activity (N00178-08-D-5311 through N00178-08-D-5650).

The list of contractors involved are: 3-D Engineering Corp., Temecula, Calif.; AAMCORE Inc., Deer Park, Wash.; Abacus Solutions Group, LLC, San Antonio, Texas; Accelerated Development & Support Corp., Arlington, Va.; ACR Environmental Services Inc., Newport News, Va.; Adacel Systems, Inc., Orlando, Fla.; Adaptive Methods, Inc., Centreville, Va.; Addx Corp., Alexandria, Va.; ADV Technical Systems, Inc., Kailua , Hawaii; Advance Engineering Sciences Corp., Tustin, Calif.; Advanced Programs Group, LLC, Reston, Va.; AEEC, LLC. dba American Consultants, Reston, Va.; Aegis Technologies Group, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; Aim Computer Training Inc. dba Executrain, Santa Clara, Calif.; AISE Solutions, LLC dba Advanced Information Sys. Eng., White Plains, Md.; Akima Intra-Data, LLC, Anchorage, Alaska; Akimeka, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii; All Native Systems LLC, Winnebago, Neb.; All Star Technical Services LLC, San Diego, Calif.; Alpha Corp., Dulles, Va.; Alpha Scientific Laboratories, Inc., Alameda, Calif.; Alpha Technologies & Services, Santa Clara, Calif.; Altaire Consulting, LLC, El Paso, Texas; AM Pierce & Associates, Inc., Lothian, Md.; AMARAM Technology Corp., Falls Church, Va.; Amee Bay LLC, Anchorage, Alaska; AMTIS, Inc., Orlando, Fla.; Amyx, Inc., Alexandria, Va.; Analytic Solutions LLC, Virginia Beach, Va.; Analytical Services & Materials, Hampton, Va.; Anchor Innovation, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.; Antiok Holdings Inc. dba ANTIOK, Indian Head , Md.; AOC Global Services LLC, Chantilly, Va.; AOC Solutions Inc., Chantilly, Va.; Apogee Solutions Inc., Chesapeake, Va.; Applied Logistics Services, Inc., Odon, Ind.; Applied Management Corp. dba AMCORP, Arlington, Va.; A-P-T Research, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; AQuate Corp., Huntsville, Ala.; Aquilent, Inc., Laurel, Md.; Array Information Technology Inc., Greenbelt, Md.; ARTECH Information Systems, Cedar Knolls, N.J.; ASM Research, Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Assured Decisions, LLC, Columbia, Md.; Atkinson Aeronautics & Technology, King George, Va.; AVIAN Engineering, LLC, Lexington Park, Md.; Beaken Systems & Technology Solutions, Inc., Bowie, Md.; Belka Corps LLC, Burke, Va.; Best Value Technology, Inc., Haymarket, Va.; Blackledge Diving, Inc., Long Beach, Calif.; Blackstone Technology Group, San Francisco, Calif.; Bluefin Robotics Corp., Cambridge, Mass.; BluePointe Communications, LLC, Virginia Beach, Va.; BOSS Logic Inc., dba Systems Technology Institute, Camarillo, Calif.; BriteVision Technologies Inc., San Antonio, Texas; C4 Planning Solutions, LLC., Blythe, Ga.; Calian Technology Ltd. dba CALIAN, Manassas, Va.; Cambridge Systems Inc., Chantilly, Va.; Carlotta Sciences International, LLC, Oakton, Va.; Catapult Consultants, McLean, Va.; Celeris Systems, Inc, Anaheim, Calif.; CGI Federal, Inc., Fairfax, Va.; CMMD Enterprises Inc., Alexandria, Va.; CodeLynx, LLC, North Charleston, S.C.; Coffing Corp., Hamilton, Ohio; Cogent Solutions, Inc., Fredericksburg, Va.; COLE Technology Corp., Fort Worth, Texas; CoLogiQ, Poway, Calif.; Commercial Data Systems, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii; Communications Technologies, Inc. dba COMTEK, Chantilly, Va.; Computing Technologies, Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Comter Systems, Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Connell & Associates, Inc., Onyx, Calif.; Control Point Corp., Santa Barbara, Calif.; Converge Networks Corp. dba CNC, Bethesda, Md.; CorTechs, Inc., Centreville, Va.; CTI Global Solutions, Inc., Upper Marlboro, Md.; CUBRC, Inc. dba CUBRC, Buffalo, N.Y.; Culpeper Veterans Associates, Remington, Va.; Cyber Media Technologies Inc. dba CTEC Inc., Reston, Va.; CYRUS Acquisition Technologies, LLC, Virginia Beach, Va.; Daniel H Wagner Associates, Inc., Malvern, Pa.; DasNet Corp., Bohemia, N.Y.; DataPath, Inc., Duluth, Ga.; DataSource, Inc., Greenbelt, Md.; Dawnbreaker, Inc., Rochester, N.Y.; DeBritt Systems LLC, San Jose, Calif.; Decision/Analysis partners LLC dba Logisticz, Fairfax, Va.; Defense Manufacturing & Supply LLC, Washington, D.C.; Defense Support Services, LLC, Mount Laurel, N.J.; Delta Research Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Va.; Dial & Associates, California, Md.; Digicomp Research Corp., Ithaca, N.Y.; Digicon Corp., Herndon, Va.; Domenix Corp., Clifton, Va.; DOTMLPFI Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.; Douglas Resources Inc., Washington, D.C.; Downrange Operations and Training LLC, Jackson, Miss.; Earth Smart Environmental Solutions, LLC, Saline, Mich.; EdgeTech Consulting, Inc., Irvine, Calif.; Elan Technical and Administrative Services, Chula Vista, Calif.; Electronic Mapping Systems, Inc. dba E-MAPS, Fairfax, Va.; Emerald Consulting Group, LLC, Anchorage, Alaska; Empire Technologies, Freehold, N.J.; ENSCO, Inc., Falls Church, Va.; Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. dba ESRI, Redlands, Calif.; E-RADLIK INC, Mystic, Conn.; Ericsson Federal Inc. dba Marconi Communications Federal, Columbia, Md.; Evoke Research and Consulting, LLC, Arlington, Va.; Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc., Linthicum, Md.; Federal Management Partners, Inc, Alexandria, Va.; Fermion LLC,Chesapeake, Va.; Firearms Academy of Hawaii, Inc., Kailua, Hawaii; Fourth Technologies, Inc., Cherry Hill, N.J.; Foxhole Technology, LLC, Fairfax, Va.; Freedom Consulting Group, Columbia, Md.; Fulcrum IT Services Co., Manassas, Va.; G Force, Inc., Bloomington, Ind.; GCC Federal Services, LLC, McHenry, Md.; Geo Wireless LLC, N. Charleston, S.C.; George T. Brown Associates, Inc., Annapolis, Md.; Global Communications and Electric, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.; Global Defense, Inc., Colonial Beach, Va.; Global InfoTek, Inc., Reston, Va.; Global Research and Technology Corp., Port Hueneme, Calif.; Goldbelt Orca, LLC, Beltsville, Md.; Greenpak, Inc., Parkersburg, W.Va.; Harlan Lee & Associates LLC, Falls Church, Va.; Harmonia, Inc., Blacksburg, Va.; Harrington Tech. & Asso, Inc. dba HTA Technology Security Consulting, Chicago, Ill.; HEBCO, INC. , Oklahoma City, Okla.; Hernandez Consulting, New Orleans, La.; HI-TEST Laboratories, Inc., Arvonia, Va.; Hurrican Consulting Inc., dba HCI Integrated Solutions, Fairfax, Va.; I.M. Systems Group, Inc., Kensington, Md.; I/O Test, Inc., Tampa, Fla.; ICE Communications, Inc., Reston, Va.; ICF Inc. LLC, Fairfax, Va.; IDIQ Inc., Fallbrook, Calif.; II Corps Consultants, Inc., Locust Grove, Va.; In-Depth Engineering Corp., Fairfax, Va.; IndraSoft, Inc., Reston, Va.; Indtai, Inc., Falls Church, Va.; Infologic, Inc., Newport Beach, Calif.; Information Delivery Systems, Inc., Bowie, Md.; Information Manufacturing LLC, Keyser, W.Va.; Infotek International, Inc., Waldorf, Md.; Innovative Aviation Services, Inc., Woodbridge, Va.; Innovative Emergency Management Inc., Baton Rouge, La.; Innovative Logistics Techniques Inc., dba INNOLOG, McLean, Va.; Integrity Management Solutions, LLC, Upper Marlboro, Md.; International Media Ventures, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Intervise Consultants, Inc., Rockville, Md.; Isensepro Inc., San Diego, Calif.; Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc., Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; Ivysys Technologies LLC, Sliver Spring, Md.; Janus Research Group, Inc., Appling, Ga.; JB Federal Systems Inc., Nashua, N.H.; JC3 Global Inc., La Plata, Md.; Jim Knox Financial, Inc., Chambersburg, Pa.; Joint Research and Development, Inc., Stafford, Va.; KAB Laboratories, Inc., San Diego, Calif.; Kadix Systems LLC, Arlington, Va.; Keane Federal Systems, Inc., McLean, Va.; KENTCO Corp., Sterling, Va.; Key Management Systems, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo.; KLC Network Services, Inc., Washington, D.C.; Knight Point Systems, Dulles, Va.; KUITY Corp, San Diego, Calif.; Lean Quality Systems, Dana Point, Calif.; Lingual Information System Technologies Inc. dba LINGUALISTEK, Columbia, Md.; Linxx Security, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.; List Innovative Solutions Inc., Herndon, Va.; LJT & Associates, Inc., Montgomery, Ala.; Logistics Management Institute, McLean, Va.; Louisiana Technology Group, Inc., New Orleans, La.; M/A-COM Inc., Lowell, Mass.; Macro Technologies, Inc., San Diego, Calif.; Magnalinea Corp, Columbus, Ind.; Maintenance & Inspection Services, Inc., Morgantown, N.C.; MARKON, Inc., Falls Church, Va.; MARRS Services, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; McKellar Corp., Virginia Beach, Va.; Merlin International, Englewood, Colo.; Merlin Simulation, Inc., Falls Church, Va.; MI Technical Solutions Inc., Chesapeake, Va.; Mid Atlantic Engineering Technical Services, Inc., Chesapeake, Va.; Mikros Systems Corp., Princeton, N.J.; Military Personnel Services Corp., Falls Church, Va.; Millennium Corp., Lorton, Va.; MJL Enterprises LLC, Virginia Beach, Va.; MLE Enterprises Inc., Terre Haute, Ind.; mLINQS, LLC, Fairfax, Va.; Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., Alexandria, Va.; Mountain Chief Management Services, BABB, MT; Mutual Telecom Services, Inc, Needham, Mass.; MZK Corp., Sterling, Va.; NASTEP Staffing & Consulting, Inc., Addison, Texas; National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Nationwide IT Services, Inc., Alexandria, Va.; Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii; NETHOST, Inc., Ashburn, Va.; Network Security Services LLC, Greenbackville, Va.; Networking & Engineering Technologies Inc., Woodbridge, Va.; Newberry Group Inc., St. Charles, Mo.; NextGen, Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Noetic Strategies, Inc., Owens Crossroads, Ala.; Northeast Engineers & Consultants, Inc., Middletown, RI; NSR Solutions Inc., Rockville, Md.; Nu Visions LLC, Las Vegas, Nev.; Nu Waves Ltd. Dba NuWaves Engineering, Middletown, Ohio; Nuparadigm Systems Inc., Saint Louis, Mo.; Oakland Consulting Group, Lanham, Md.; Ocean Tech Services LLC, Norfolk, Va.; Oceantronics Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii; Ohm Systems, Inc., Horsham, Pa.; Oldenburg Group Inc., Kingsford, Mich.; Omega Technologies, Inc., Fairfax, Va.; OneGlobe LLC, Ashburn, Va.; ONQ Technology, Escondido, Calif.; Onyx of Alexandria, Inc. dba The Onyx Group, Alexandria, Va.; OpenSource Connections LLC, Charlottesville, Va.; ORA Inc., Fredericksburg, Va.; Orqid Consulting, San Deigo, Calif.; Pacific Aerospace Consulting Inc., San Diego, Calif.; Pacific Parallel Research, Inc. dba Pacific Parallel, Cardiff, Calif.; Parroco Production Group, Inc. dba PPG Marine, Chesapeake, Va.; PC Engineering LLC, Lynn Haven, Fla.; PD Inc., Baltimore, Md.; Pelatron, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii; Penobscot Bay Media LLC dba Pen Bay Media, Camden, Maine; People and Processes, Inc., Yulee, Fla.; Petech, Peterson Technologies, LLC., Jessup, Md.; Peter M Cogswell, LLC, Woodbridge, Va.; Phacil, Camden, N.J.; Pioneering Decisive Solutions, Inc., Great Mills, Md.; Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, Va.; Powernos Inc., Cary, N.C.; Precision Communication and Technology LLC, Alexandria, Va.; Primescape Solutions, Inc., Arlington, Va.; PRIMEX Technology Inc., Gilbert, Ariz.; ProActivIT, LLC, Yorktown, Va.; Process Development & Fabrication Inc., Brazil, Ind.; Program Management Analytics & Technologies dba PMAT LLC, Norfolk, Va.; Project Time & Cost, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.; Prometheus Information Technology, San Diego, Calif.; Proofpoint Systems, Inc., Los Altos, Calif.; Pulau Electronics Corp., Orlando, Fla.; Quantum Dimension, Inc., Huntington Beach, Calif.; R & D Training and Technical Services, Inc. ,Virginia Beach, Va.; R&K Engineering, Inc., Roanoke, Va.; Radeum Inc., dba FreeLinc, Orem, UT; Rawlings Systems Corp, Annapolis, Md.; Reliable Government Solutions, Inc., Silver Spring, Md.; Research Analysis and Engineering, LLC, Arlington, Va.; Ridgetop Group, Inc. ,Tucson, Ariz.; Romem Aqua Systems Co., Inc. dba RASCO Inc., Woodbridge, Va.; ROSSCO INDUSTRIES, Lynwood, Wash.; Sage Management Enterprise, LLC, Hanover, Md.; Schafer Corp., Chelmsford, Mass.; SDC Inc., dba Systems Development, Huntsville, Ala.; SDS International, Fredericksburg, Va.; SDVO Services LLC, Boydton, Va.; Secure Com Consulting Corp., San Diego, Calif.; Secureforce Federal LLC, Washington, D.C.; Security Access Services LLC, Fairfax, Va.; SEI Group, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; SEK Solutions LLC, Virginia Beach, Va.; Semantic Designs, Inc., Austin, Texas; SeNet International Corp., Fairfax, Va.; SENSA Solutions, Inc., Reston, Va.; Sentech, Inc., Bethesda, Md.; ShadowObjects LLC, Leonardtown, Md.; Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., San Diego, Calif.; Shee Atiká Technologies, LLC, Kirkland, Wash.; Shomo Technical Systems, Prince Frederick, Md.; Sierra Lobo, Inc., Fremont, Ohio; Skyline Ultd Inc., Round Rock, Texas; SNAP, Inc., Chantilly, Va.; Soft Tech Consulting, Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Software Paradigms International, Atlanta, Ga.; Solers, Inc., Arlington, Va.; Solution Engineering Associates, Inc., Lexington Park, Md.; Solutions for Information Design, LLC. Dba SOLID, Burke, Va.; Spectrum Comm Inc., Hampton, Va.; Spectrum Technology Group, Inc., Laytonsville, Md.; Spherion Global Technology, Inc., Silver Spring, Md.; SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif.; Standard Calibrations, Inc., Chesapeake, Va.; Stearns, Conrad and Schmidt Consulting Engineers, Inc. dba SCS Engineers, Long Beach, Calif.; Steller Technologies LLC, Waldorf, Md.; STIMULUS Engineering Services, Inc., Sullivan, Ind.; Stragistics Technology, Inc., Germantown, Tenn.; Strategic Analysis, Inc., Arlington, Va.; Stratom, Inc., Boulder, Colo.; Subsystem Technologies, Inc., Arlington, Va.; Sunshine State Systems Engineering, LLC, Orlando, Fla.; Synergy International Systems, Inc., Vienna, Va.; Systems Integration/Modeling and Simulation Inc. dba SIM&S, Tullhoma, Tenn.; Systems Studies and Simulation, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; Systems Support Alternatives, Inc., Alexandria, Va.; Systems Technologies, Inc., West Long Branch, N.J.; Systems Engineering Technologies Corp dba Sytech, Alexandria, Va.; T3 Technologies, Reston, Va.; Tactical Air Support, Winchester, Calif.; Tactical Electronics LLC, Broken Arrow, Okla.; Tangible Software Inc., Bethesda, Md.; TCoombs and Asso. dba TC Associates, Springfield, Va.; Desktop Service Center Inc. dba Techead, Richmond, Va.; Technology Associates, Inc., New Orleans, La.; Technology Decisions and Solutions, Inc. State College, Pa.; Telic Corp., Crawfordsville, Ind.; TerraSond Limited, Palmer, Alaska; Think Tank, Inc., Silver Spring, Md.; TIE Today, Inc., Orlando, Fla.; Tikigaq Technology Services, LLC, Anchorage, Alaska; TKC Integration Services, LLC, Anchorage, Alaska; Transtecs Corp., Wichita, Kan.; Trinity Technology Group Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Turner Strategic Technologies, LLC, Virginia Beach, Va.; TWM Associates, Inc., Vienna, Va.; U. D. T. Inc., Panama City, Fla.; Unconventional Concepts, Inc., Mary Esther, Fla.; Universal Adaptive Consulting Services, Richmond, Va.; Valkyrie Enterprises LLC, Virginia Beach, Va.; VarnerMiller, LLC, Mount Pleasant, S.C.; Federal Network Systems LLC, Arlington, Va.; Viper Technology Services, LLC, Kirkland, Wash.; Viper Telecom LLC, San Antonio, Texas; VOTA Consulting Corp., San Diego, Calif.; VW International, Inc., Alexandria, Va.; Washington Technology Group Inc., Silver Spring, Md.; Web Business Solutions, Inc., Fredericksburg, Va.; Windmill International, Inc., Nashua, N.H.; World IT Solutions, LLC, White Plains, Md.; Wright Government Services LLC, Clearwater, Fla.; X Technologies, Inc., San Antonio, Texas; Xentoran Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md.; X-Integration, San Diego, Calif.; and Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants LLC, Las Cruces, N.M.

Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded a $28,456,471 modification to previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5031) Delivery Order #0003 to purchase Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) Sustainment Parts and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) Welders. Work will be performed in Ladson, S.C., and in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom area’s of responsibilities, and work is expected to be completed October 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Materials Sciences Corp.*, Horsham, Pa., is being awarded a $24,590,253 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for continued research, development, and application of advanced metallic and non-metallic materials in existing and new Navy structures and machinery. The research and development of these materials will provide for improved structural, electrical and thermal performance of radar absorption materials. Work will be performed in Horsham, Pa. (80 percent); Philadelphia, Pa. (5 percent); West Bethesda, Md. (5 percent); Washington, D.C. (5 percent); and Gulfport, Miss. (5 percent), and work is expected to be completed by September 2013. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with one proposal solicited and oneoffer received via the Phase III SBIR program. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N65540-08-D-0011).

Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded a $15,220,882 modification to contract (M67854-07-D-5031) Delivery Order #0006 to purchase Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Integrated Logistic Support Sustainment Parts and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) Field Service Representatives. Work will be performed in Ladson, S.C., and in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom area’s of responsibilities, and work is expected to be completed October 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., is being awarded $6,243,345 under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00025-03-C-0002) for the acquisition of Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) watercraft for transportation services. All INLS craft are delivered FOB Origin, therefore, this contract supplemental agreement is for transportation costs to deliver 52 craft from the originating shipyards located in Marinette, Wis., and Yonges Island, S.C. to Government destinations in Florida and Virginia. The shipping company selected to transport all watercraft is Stevens Towing Company Inc., Yonges Island, S.C. (92 percent of the value of this transportation agreement goes to Stevens Towing). Contract funds in the amount of $1,350,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The basic contract was competitively procured via the Naval Facilities Engineering Command e-solicitation website with six proposals received and award made on Aug. 12, 2003. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Inc. of Herndon, Va., is being awarded a cost plus fixed fee contract for $50,534,488 (estimated). This action will provide Naval Network Warfare Command Survivability Analysis. At this time $1,000 has been obligated. 55th Contracting Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380, DO 0254).

Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, Ohio, is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $7,016,117 (estimated). This action will develop biomonitoring methods for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents and other toxic industrial chemicals to measure exposure from terrorist threats and incidents, or other emergency response incidents or exercises. At this time $241,546 has been obligated. AETC 55th Contracting Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-00-D-1380, DO 0542).

The Air Force is modifying a cost plus fixed fee contract awarded to Aerojet General Corporation, Aerojet Propulsion Division of Redmond, Wash., for $5,788,718. This effort is a modification for the Liquid Engine Alternate Propellant Development Program to provide the development of subsystems and components and efforts to integrate subsystems and components into system prototypes for field experiments and/or tests in a simulated environment. ATD includes concept and technology demonstrations of components and subsystems or system models. The model may be form, fit and function prototypes or scaled models that service the same demonstration purpose. The results of this type of effort are proof of technological feasibility and assessment of subsystem and component operability and producibility rather than the development of hardware for service use. At this time $1,050,000 has been obligated. AFFTC/PK, Edwards AFB, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04611-01-C-0003 P00023).

ARMY

Walbridge Aldinger, Detroit Mich., was awarded on May 28, 2008, a $30,007,545 firm-fixed price contract for design and build services for the southwestern region tactical equipment maintenance facilities. Work will be performed at Fort Sill, Okla., and is expected to be completed by March 30, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Web bids were solicited on Feb. 29, 2008, and one bid was received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Tulsa, Okla., is the contracting activity (W912BV-07-D-2051).

Global Strategies Group Inc., McLean, Va., was awarded on May 26, 2008, a $16,952,194 firm-fixed price contract for reconstruction security support services for the Afghanistan Engineer District. Work will be performed across Afghanistan and is expected to be completed by May 27, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Bids were solicited on Feb. 17, 2008, and seven bids were received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity (W917PM-08-D-0001).

Alutiq International Solutions, Anchorage, Alaska, was awarded on May 23, 2008, a $13,924,285 firm-fixed price contract for design and construction of a duplex company operations facility. Work will be performed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 15, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Web bids were solicited on Dec. 11, 2007, and two bids were received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, is the contracting activity (W911KB-08-C-0012).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

James River Solutions, Ashland, Va.* is being awarded a maximum $8,989,107 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for biodiesel. Other locations of performance are in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Mississippi. Using services are Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. This proposal was originally Web solicited with 30 responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is September 30, 2010. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center (DESC), Fort Belvoir, Va. (SP0600-08-D-8508).

BKA Petroleum Co. DBA Leemon Oil Co., Inc.** Romuus, Mich. is being awarded a maximum $5,388,023 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for biodiesel. Other locations of performance are in Missouri, Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina. Using services are Army, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. This proposal was originally Web solicited with 30 responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is September 30, 2010. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center (DESC), Fort Belvoir, Va. (SP0600-08-D-8510).

*Small Business

** Woman Owned Small Business

Indian Defence Minister stresses good aspects of offset clause

Bump – According to this article as a way to meet the 30% offset requirement, EADS offered to let India join the Eurofighter upgrade program. India would become part of the program’s member countries, the fifth one to join, and also would have the opportunity to participate in other planned EADS programs.

India’s government currently requires that any contract awarded to a foreign defense company have a 30% offset clause. See an article here. Minister of Defense Antony recently reassured foreign companies that this is not a bad thing. For the new fighter contract currently being bid on by various American, European and Russian companies the offset will be 50%. Some of the offerers are balking at this provision. The Minister rightly points out that this kind of offset will allow the foreign companies to develop capabilities in India that might benefit them in the long run.

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Various suitors view Harris for takeover

This article discusses the situation of Harris Corporation who makes radios for the US military and various civilian applications. There business has boomed over the last few years and their size and contracts have made them a target of the larger US and European defense contractors. Unfortunately the good performance of the company has driven the stock to an all time high making an acquisition very expensive. This is especially true of concerns that with the change in US administrations that there will be a falling off in the US Defense budget. Another concern is that Harris does work on several classified programs making it difficult for foreign companies, like EADS or BAE, to purchase them. Even if it wasn’t in such a time of Congress looking askance at these kinds of acquisitions, the security requirements might be too hard.

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Small companies, small parts, big dollars

Kuchera Defense Systems won a sub-contract from Raytheon to build parts of the transmitter for the Sea Sparrow ship based air defense system. See an article here. The contract could be worth over $3 M if the next option is awarded as well as this $1.6 M base contract. The company employs less then twenty people in making the part, but it shows that bigger systems spill down to small companies and that building a modern weapon integrates a variety of suppliers and components.

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Contracts for May 28, 2008



ARMY

BAE Systems, Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., was awarded on May 23, 2008, a $525,298,032 firm-fixed price contract for remanufacturing of M2A3 and A3 Bradley Fire Support Team Vehicles. Work will be performed in York, Pa., and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Sept. 14, 2007. TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-05-G-0005).

Foster-Miller, Inc., Waltham, Mass., was awarded on May 25, 2008, a $400,000,000 firm-fixed price contract for the procurement of Foster-Miller robotics system, upgrade kits, spare parts, training and engineering services. Work will be performed in Waltham, Mass., and is expected to be completed by May 25, 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on May 23, 2008. Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (W900KK-08-D-0037).

Harris Corp., Rochester, N.Y., was awarded on May 23, 2008, a $41,956,600 firm-fixed price contract for 150 vehicular installation kits for Mine Resistant Armor Protected (MRAP) vehicles. Work will be performed in Rochester, N.Y., and is expected to be completed by Aug. 18, 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on May 9, 2008. U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-08-C-0441).

BAE Systems, Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., was awarded on May 23, 2008, a $13,508,509 firm-fixed price contract for authorized stockage list spares and options for additional spares. Work will be performed in York, Pa., and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Sept. 14, 2007. TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-05-G-0005).

AIR FORCE

L-3 Communications of Alpharetta, Ga., is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $6,785,212 (Maximum). This action provides for a five year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the C-130 Remote Display Units. This contract minimum is 51 each and contract maximum is 101 each. The order for 51 each will be issued concurrent with the basic award. At this time $2,547,399 (order 0001) has been obligated. Robins AFB, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8504-08-D-0001 and delivery order 0001).

Raytheon Co., of Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a firm fixed price contract for $412,207,351. This action will provide 98 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile AIM-120D All-Up-round Missiles, 11 AIM-120D Air Vehicles Instrumented (AAVIs), eight AIM-120D Integrated Test Vehicles (ITVs), 78 AIM-120D Captive Air Training Missiles, 213 AIM-120C7 foreign military sales AURs, five AIM-120C foreign military sales AAVIs, Warranty for 68 AIM-120D AURs (USAF), Warranty for 11 AAVIs USAF, Warranty for 78 CATMs 9USAF/USN), 269 Non-Developmental Item-Airborne Instrumentation Units, Spares (US/FMS), Test Equipment, Obsolescence to include Radome source replacement, Quad Target Detection Device parts replacements, Common Air Launched Navigation System second source. At this time all the funds have been obligated. 695ARSS, Eglin AFB, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8675-08-C-0049).

Champion Energy Services, LLC of Houston, Texas, is being awarded a firm fixed price, indefinite term utilities contract for $400,000,000 (estimated for 20 years -- actual costs are dependent on electricity usage). This action will provide for retail electric provider services –contractor will manage a strategic supply portfolio, to provide renewable and non-renewable electricity for Goodfellow AFB, Laughlin AFB, and Sheppard AFB, Texas in the deregulated market. At this time $70,000 has been obligated. AETC CONS/LGCD, Randolph AFB, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-08-D--0026).

L-3 Communications of Alpharetta, Ga., is being awarded a firm fixed price contract for $16,068,051 (maximum). This requirement is to establish repair contract for the Electronics Flight Indicators and Remote Display Units for the C-130 aircraft. At this time $2,268,555 has been obligated. 448SCMG/PKHE, Robins AFB, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8538-08-D-0009).

NAVY

Alliant Techsystems (ATK) Tactical Systems Co., LLC, Rocket Center, W. Va., is being awarded a $9,982,292 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract for asset development, support for process development, facility and equipment design, and procurement and prove-out for the following products: energetic materials, solid propellant rocket motors and projectiles, air breathing propulsion systems, warheads, fuses, igniters, composite and metallic structures. ATK Propulsion and Controls, and the Navy have consistently developed, established and modernized the facilities to improve research, development, and production capabilities for the Navy. This facility is one of the world’s most modern energetic system production facilities and a center for state-of-the-art production and test of air-breathing and non-air breathing solid propellant rocket motors and composite structures for weapons systems. Work will be performed in Rocket Center, W. Va., 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 competitively procured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-08-D-0009).

Northrop Grumman Corp., Electronic Systems, Defensive Systems Division, Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $5,923,723 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-08-G-0012) for Group-A and Group–B testing support on the Navy CH-53E Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures Ultra Violet Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) aircraft including the development, operational and ECP validation and verification, support for personnel in the Safety of Flight Clearance process, and the installation of a Flight Instrumentation package. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Ill., and is expected to be completed in May 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.

Lockheed Martin Systems Integration-Owego, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $5,838,710 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-05-C-0076) for non-recurring efforts associated with integration of the Ku-Band Hawklink Common Data Link (CDL) into the MH-60R Block I upgrade. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y. (80 percent); and Patuxent River, Md.,(20 percent), and is expected to be completed in Dec. 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.

DARPA awards contract to continue development of micro UAV

AeroVironment won follow-on work from DARPA to continue development of a micro UAV. See the story here. The goal is to make an aircraft that mimics flying insects. The contract is for a Nano Air Vehicle. AeroVironment had won the Phase I of the project and this will continue into Phase II. The contract has the option for going for several months if progress is made. The idea of a UAV that looks like insects, or small animals, has been mooted for some time as it seems pretty stealthy way of getting intelligence. Of course the trick is making the package small enough but with some capability.

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Canada looks at new armored vehicles

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Filed under: Canada, General Dynamics, production program 

This story says that GD is pitching upgraded Light Armored Vehicles (LAV) used by the US to the Canadian Defense Department. Because the US chose a variant of a Canadian assembled vehicle originally designed in Europe the GD proposal is actually made in Canada. Kind of a win-win for the Government there. Canada is not necessarily looking for a new vehicle, but due to operational experience in Afghanistan a heavier, more armored vehicle is attractive. More to come, I am sure, on this issue.

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Contracts for May 27, 2008



NAVY

Tetra Tech NUS, Inc., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $125,000,000 cost reimbursement plus award fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for comprehensive long-term environmental action services on Navy and Marine Corps installations at various Department of Defense sites. The work to be performed is intended primarily to provide architect/engineer services in support of the Navy’s Environmental Program. Work will be performed primarily in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and Northwest Regions predominantly in Maine, (15 percent), R.I., (15 percent), Mass., (14 percent), Ind., (9 percent), N.J., (8 percent), Fla., (6 percent), Texas, (6 percent), S.C., (6 percent), Penn., (5 percent), N.Y., (4 percent), Ill., (3 percent), Puerto Rico and Guantanamo Bay (1.2 percent), Conn., (1 percent), Ga., (1 percent), La., (1 percent), Minn., (1 percent), Miss., (1 percent), Wash., (1 percent), Ala., (.1 percent), Alaska, (.1 percent), Del., (.1 percent), Idaho, (.1 percent), Mont., (.1 percent), N.H., (.1 percent), Ore., (.1 percent), Vt., (.1 percent), Ohio, (.5 percent), and also in Tenn., (.5 percent), and work is expected to be completed May 2009 (May 2013 with options exercised). Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively negotiated via the Naval Facilities Engineering Command e-solicitation website with three proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N62470-08-D-1001).

CH2M Hill, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded a $125,000,000, cost reimbursement plus award fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for comprehensive long-term environmental action services on Navy and Marine Corps installations at various Department of Defense sites. The work to be performed is intended primarily to provide architect/engineer services in support of the Navy’s Environmental Program. Work will be performed primarily in the Mid-Atlantic Region predominately in Va., (30 percent), N.C., (25 percent), Md., (10 percent), W.V., (5 percent), D.C., (5 percent), and some other overseas locations in Africa, Europe, Southwest, Asia, Bahrain, and Vieques, (25 percent), and work is expected to be completed May 2009 (May 2013 with options exercised). Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively negotiated via the Naval Facilities Engineering Command e-solicitation website with two proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N62470-08-D-1000).

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, Inc., Rockville, Md., is being awarded a $21,716,356 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee term, level of effort contract (N00421-06-C-0085) to exercise an option for maintenance, logistics, and life cycle services in support of communication-electronic equipment/systems and subsystems for various Navy, Army, Air Force, Special Operations Forces and other Federal Agencies. These services are in support of the Special Communications Requirements Division of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. Work will be performed in Chesapeake, Va., (32 percent); Fayetteville, N.C., (28 percent); California, Md., (22 percent); San Diego, Calif., (6 percent); Fort Bliss, Texas, (4 percent); Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., (2 percent); Panzer Kaserne, Germany, (2 percent); Homestead, Fla., (2 percent); Tampa, Fla., (1 percent), and the District of Columbia, (1 percent), and work is expected to be completed in Jun. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, St. Inigoes, Md., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $14,299,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-5437) to provide additional incremental funding for engineering and technical services in support of the MK15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon System. Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) is a fast reaction terminal defense against low and high flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other ships’ defenses. The CIWS is an integral element of the Fleet Defense In-Depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program. Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is an automatic terminal defense weapon system designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy anti-ship missile threats penetrating other defense envelopes. Phalanx CIWS is currently installed on approximately 187 USN ships and is in use in 20 foreign navies. The current exercised value of the contract is $57,580,977. This combines purchases for the U.S. Army (45 percent); U.S. Navy (42 percent) and the Government of Pakistan, (13 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and work is expected to be completed by Sept. 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Progeny Systems Corp.,* Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $13,119,809 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide for the continued hardware/software development, systems engineering, procurement of Commercial Off-The-Shelf products and hardware/software integration to provide a common solution for automation and reduced manning systems in support of USS Virginia Class Submarines and other submarine/ surface ship systems. This effort is being awarded under a program for Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and is titled Topic No. N03-049, “Automation and Work Flow Advances Using Technology Infusions for Manning Reduction.” The concept for this SBIR is for a Navy-wide implementation of portal technology for internal and external information sharing requirements. This procurement will use the prototype products, processes and methodologies developed by Progeny Systems Corp., under the SBIR Phase I and II efforts. The processes and prototype products developed will apply to Submarines, Surface Ships, Surveillance and Air Platforms. Progeny will also design, prototype and demonstrate a common technical architecture for a Non-Tactical Data Processing Sub-System (NTDPS) Information Automation and Reduced Manning System or Engineering Development Models as needed. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $65,573,613. Work will be performed in Manassas, Va., and work is expected to be completed by Apr. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-08-C-6278).

Science Applications International Corp., Fairfield, N.J., is being awarded a maximum $50,000,000 fixed price with economic price adjustment, prime vendor contract for Maintenance, Repair, and Operation services. Other location of performance is Hawaii. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Federal Civilian Agencies. This proposal was originally Web solicited with six responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is May 30, 2009. The contracting activity is Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. (SPM500-04-D-BP06).

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Dirty Bombs- Weapons of mass panic, June 2008

In this podcast you will learn about "dirty bombs,”  new technologies to provide mobile broadband communications to U.S. troops and the latest efforts to intercept airborne suicide bombers. We also bring you an update on the Pentagon's push to deploy more aerial surveillance assets over Iraq and Afghanistan.

Congress continues to make contracting difficult

The EU Ambassador to the United States (Who knew?) criticizes Congress for including a provision in the FY09 House Defense Authorization Bill that bars US contracts being awarded to companies accused of receiving illegal subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Of course they mean EADS who have just won the KC-45 contract. The Ambassador points out that if it is mearly the accusation then there is nothing stopping a US company from accusing its foreign competitor of having received these subsidies, even if they have not. It would make more sense to bar those convicted of this. EADS did receive these subsidies for a variety of programs. They claim they paid them back with interest. The WTO will rule later on this. As we have said many times before the Congress was the one who overturned a sole-source contract with Boeing for the new tanker and forced a competition.

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Stryker is fully funded

This article says that the FY09 Defense Budget includes $1 B for the Stryker system. I am assuming that this means all types of funding, not just procurement. $1 B would buy a lot of Strykers, but this amount probably includes the Operations & Maintenance and any R&D funding for the program. As a good example of an article that highlights how important contracts are to an area it brags about the jobs “saved” by the budget. The local Congressman takes credit for the funding. One hopes that the DoD budgets based on need and requirements, not as a job program.

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Global Warming favors Boeing

According to this article a Washington Democratic Congressman wants to introduce legislation that requires the DoD to evaluate the “green house gas” emissions when awarding defense contracts. If this had been done as part of the KC-45 award, then Boeing would have won as nominally the KC-767 emits less harmful gases then the larger A330. Read more

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DCAA friendly reminder

The DCAA sent a memo out to remind contractors that the cost of lobbying members of Congress to get earmarks cannot be billed to the government. See the article here. I don’t know if this is something that is done regularly by the Defense Contract Audit Agency, or perhaps they found something in one of their audits, but it should be known to the defense industry. Read more

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AP on protests

This article nicely summarizes the situation with protests. In a follow-up to the earlier discussion by Secretary of Defense Gates this makes it seem that DoD is getting tired of companies protesting losses. Unfortunately as we have discussed previously there is nothing to lose for these companies. Business opportunities are limited and the only way to get around a loss is to protest. Of course it creates issues for the winner and DoD in executing what could be very critical programs for the US military. There will be more to come on this.

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Contracts for May 23, 2008



AIR FORCE

AMEC Earth and Environmental, Inc. of Plymouth Meeting, Penn.; CDM Contractors, Inc. of Cambridge, Mass.; CH2M-Hill Facilities and Infrastructures, Inc. of Englewood, Colo.; Earthtech, Inc. of Long Beach, Calif.; ECC of Burlingame, Calif.; Innovative Technical Solutions, Inc. of Walnut Creek, Calif.; Jacobs Government Services, CO of Pasadena, Calif.; Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, Inc. of Pasadena, Calif.; Perini Corp of Framington, Mass.; Toltest of Maumee, Ohio; North Wind of Idaho Falls, Idaho; SEI Group, Inc. of Huntsville, Ala.; Balovento, LLC of Dothan, Ala.; J2 Engineering of Tampa, Fla.; Charter Environmental of Wilmington, Mass.; DWG and Associates of Bluffdale, Utah; Weston Solutions, Inc. of San Antonio, Texas; Johnson Controls Federal Systems/Versar, LLC of Springfield, Va.; and MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc. of Alpharetta, Ga. are being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $4,000,000,000 (maximum total of all task orders on all contracts) (multiple contracts will be awarded). The SATOC program will provide sustainment, restoration, and modernization type construction activity worldwide. The ceiling established for the Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization (SR&M) Task Order Contract (SATOC) program is $4 billion. $4 billion is the maximum total of all task orders on all contracts (multiple contracts to be awarded) over the life of the program (up to 10 years). At this time $2,500 per awardee has been obligated. Randolph AFB, Texas, is the contracting activity (multiple contracts).

NAVY

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $51,596,296 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0310) for the procurement of 19 Full Rate Production Lot 6 Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) pods for the Governments of Australia (18) and Switzerland (1). In addition, this modification provides for long lead items for the Government of Switzerland, Units Under Test, and one Electro-Optical Sensory Unit for the U.S. Navy. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($10,549,203; 20.4 percent and for Governments of Australia ($35,599,446; 69 percent) and Switzerland ($5,447,647; 10.6 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif. (60 percent) and McKinney, Texas (40 percent), and work is expected to be completed in November 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.

Raytheon Systems Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $29,703,440 modification to previously awarded contract (N00164-06-G-8555) for Multi-spectral Targeting Systems (MTS). The MTS units will be utilized on Navy MH-60 aircraft. The MTS is a forward looking infrared system for the Predators (Air Force), MH-60R and MH60S helicopters (Navy). The MTS provides real-time imagery selectable between infrared and day TV as well as a laser designation capability. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and work is expected to be completed by March 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity.

W. G. Yates and Sons Construction Company, Oxford, Miss., is being awarded an $18,485,000 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N69450-08-C-0754) to exercise an option for Contract Line Item Number 0005 which provides for the design and construction of a post office, training aids facility, refueler maintenance facility and munitions inspection facility at Keesler Air Force Base. The current total contract amount after exercise of this line item will be $92,319,000. Work will be performed in Biloxi, Miss., and work is expected to be completed by February 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Harris Corp., Palm Bay, Fla. is being awarded a $15,135,104 initial order under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed price for Multi-Band Shipboard Satellite Communications Systems; Force Level Variant. This contract will allow the Program Executive Office-Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence and Space (PEO-C4I & Space), Navy Communications Program Office (PMW-170) to acquire terminals, providing commercial SATCOM connectivity capability to the Fleet. This contract includes five one-year ordering periods and has a total estimated value of $85,372,804. Work will be performed in Palm Bay, Fla., and work is expected to be completed by January 2009. If delivery orders are placed throughout the five one-year ordering periods, work could continue until June 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract wascompetitively procured with using full and open competitive procedures via the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center E-commerce website, with five offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N00039-04-D-0004).

Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded a $6,397,494 firm-fixed-priced modification under delivery order #0001 to contract (M67854-07-D-5031) for the purchase of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) Instructors. Work will be performed in the combat area of operations, and work is expected to be completed August 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.

ARMY

Walbridge Aldinger Co., Inc, Detroit, Mich., was awarded on May 22, 2008, a $24,027,740 firm-fixed price contract for the design and construction of a standard Brigade Combat Team facility complex. Work will be performed at Fort Stewart, Ga., and is expected to be completed by April 13, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Four bids were solicited on Jan. 30, 2008, and three bids were received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-07-D-0054).

SRCTec, Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., was awarded on May 22, 2008, an $18,875,553 firm-fixed price contract for adjunct systems as a result of an engineering change proposal. Work will be performed in Syracuse, N.Y., and is expected to be completed by Jan. 31. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on May 14, 2008. CECOM acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, N.J. is the contracting activity (W15P7T-05-D-S205).

Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., was awarded on May 22, 2008, a $10,250,000 firm-fixed price contract for griffin ammunitions. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Feb. 5, 2008. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-08-C-0252).

Honeywell International Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., was awarded on May 22, 2008, a $7,344,893 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for design and development of new performance and design parameters for Inertial Measurement Unit hardware and software of tactical grade and Deeply Integrated Guidance and Navigation Unit hardware and software. Work will be performed in Minneapolis, Minn., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 28, 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on May 22, 2008. U.S. Army & Aviation Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-08-D-0025).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Hawthorne Services, Inc., N.C.* is being awarded a minimum $22,398,120.00 firm fixed price contract for operating fuel facilities. Other location of performance is Camp LeJeune, N.C. Using service is Marine Corps. Number of original proposals solicited is not applicable, 2 responses were received. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Date of performance completion is November 2028. The contracting activity is Defense Energy Support Center (DESC), Fort Belvoir, Va. (SP0600-08-C-5815).

*Small Business

FLIR stock hits all time high

FLIR Systems won a contract modification for the Army worth up to $380 M to build force protection systems. See an article here. This adds to an existing ID/IQ contract for the delivery of such systems. FLIR has built equipment for the US Army and other services to go on aircraft, vehicles and now ground mounted systems for surveillance around US bases. The stock closed at over $37 today.

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Textron unit wins contract for test equipment

AAI Corporation, an unit of Textron, won a contract form the USAF to build Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) systems. See an article here. These will be used to test the electronic warfare equipment and avionics on various US aircraft. Since they are joint they will be used by USAF, Navy, USMC and Army aircraft. Even helicopters are starting to carry more sophisticated electronic and infra-red countermeasures as the threat has got more complicated. The contract is worth up to $67 M if all options are exercised. Sophisticated electronic systems require expensive test equipment to support their operations. The JSECST has been in production for several years and is used by the US and some allies.

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