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Contracts for August 31, 2011



AIR FORCE

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $569,021,288 firm-fixed-price contract modification for 234 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile Air Intercept Missile (AIM)-120D All-Up-Round (AUR) missiles; four AIM-120D air vehicles instrumented; eight integrated test vehicles; 101 AIM-120D Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM); 203 AIM-120C7 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) AURs; warranty for 100 CATMs; warranty for 25 AIM-120C7 AURs (Bahrain); 103 non-developmental item-airborne instrumentation units; test equipment; Air Force AIM 120D guidance section; Personnel Reliability Program Phase IV; and FMS software and contractor logistics support. This contract supports foreign military sales (23 percent). AAC/EBAC, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8675-11-C-0030).

InDyne, Inc., Reston, Va., is being awarded a $192,811,018 cost-plus-award-fee contract which exercises option two, fiscal 2012 and 2013, of Eglin Test and Training Complex Range operations and maintenance for test and training areas, and technical facilities, to include test and training mission support; engineering support for range system design, modification, configuration; and range support services to accomplish authorized range activities. AAC/PKET, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA9200-05-C-0001, PO0061).

Computer Sciences Raytheon, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., is being awarded an $81,909,249 cost-plus-award-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable contract which exercises an option of the Eastern Range technical services contract to provide operations, maintenance, and sustainment of critical range and launch processing systems that support the launch processing mission of the 45th Space Wing and its launch customers at Cape Canaveral Air Station. 45 CONS/LGCZR, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA2521-07-C-0011).

ITT Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $32,196,975 firm-fixed-price contract modification to provide resources for the Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems Program, ensuring effective and efficient support for counterdrug/counter-narco terrorism and North American Aerospace Defense Command’s air sovereignty missions. Work will be performed at nine locations throughout the United States. Air Combat Command AMIC/PKC, Newport News, Va., is the contracting activity (FA4890-08-C-0005 PO0055).

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions, Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $23,200,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for software install and checkout for the North American Aerospace Defense Command Cheyenne Mountain Complex/Combatant Commander’s Integrated Command and Control Systems. ESC/HSIK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (F19628-00-C-0019; PO0225)

Intelligent Software Solutions, Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $19,983,121 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide software maintenance and enhancements to the Web Enabled Temporal Analysis System tool kit base line for various sites. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKF, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-09-D-0022/0015).

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $14,370,342 firm-fixed-price contract modification to provide a quantity of 602 Joint Direct Attack Munitions. Air Armament Center/EBDK, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-11-C-0111 PO0004).

Ahntech, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $13,552,000 firm-fixed-price contract modification to provide personnel, vehicles, equipment, tools, materials, training, and supervision to perform operations, maintenance, and support for Air Combat Command managed primary training ranges. Work will be performed at nine locations throughout the United States. Air Combat Command AMIC/PKCB, Newport News, Va., is the contracting activity (FA4890-07-C-0016 PO0046).

United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded an $11,073,036 firm-fixed-price contract modification for the definitization of the acquisition of 39 priority initial spare F-119-PW-100 engines. ASC/WWUK, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8611-08-C-2896 PO0060).

Telecommunications Support Services, Melbourne, Fla., is being awarded a $10,266,073 fixed-price contract modification for the Mobile Air Surveillance System contract, which provides radar air surveillance; radio and satellite communications for counterdrug operations; host nation air sovereignty; search air rescue; and other regional operations in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. This contract incorporates two satellite earth terminals; three high-frequency tactical digital information links; and several types of ground-based radar systems on five sites. Air Combat Command AMIC/PKC, Newport News, Va., is the contracting activity (FA4890-09-C-0009 PO0027).

Lockheed Martin Corp., MS2 Radar Systems, Liverpool, N.Y., is being awarded an $8,825,000 firm-fixed-price contract modification for modernization of 29 AN/FPS 117 long-range radars via the essential parts replacement program. OO-ALC/GHSKA, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8217-11-C-0010).

C2 Technologies, Inc., Vienna, Va. is being awarded a $7,210,508 firm-fixed-price contract modification for EC-130H/A-10 contract aircrew training and courseware development services for the period of Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012. The location of performance is Davis Monthan Air Force base, Ariz., and Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Air Combat Command AMIC/PKB, Newport News, Va., is the contracting activity (FA4890-08-C-0007-PO0026).

NAVY

Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., is awarded a $162,239,835 not-to-exceed fixed-price requirements contract for performance based logistics support for the Phalanx Close-In-Weapon Systems. Work will be performed in Louisville, Ky., and is expected to be completed August 2016. The applicable Navy Working Capital funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This announcement involves Foreign Military Sales requirement to the governments of Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan, Poland, and Bahrain, which will be issued separate delivery orders, on an as-required basis. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. One company was solicited for this requirement and one offer was received in response to the solicitation. NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00104-11-D-ZD43).

ASTRO Mechanical Contractors, Inc.*, El Cajon, Calif. (N62473-11-D-0061); Countywide Mechanical Systems, Inc., Santee, Calif. (N62473-11-D-0062); Mesa Energy Systems, Inc., doing business as EMCOR Services, Irvine, Calif. (N62473-11-D-0063); and Souza Construction, Inc.*, Farmersville, Calif. (N62473-11-D-0064), are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract for various repairs, alteration, construction, and demolition work to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, and associated work at various locations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest area of responsibility (AOR). The maximum dollar value for all four contracts combined is $100,000,000. No task orders are being issued at this time. Work will be performed at various federal sites within the NAVFAC Southwest AOR, including but not limited to, California (87 percent); Arizona (7 percent); Nevada (3 percent); Utah (1 percent); Colorado (1 percent); and New Mexico (1 percent). The terms of the contracts are not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of August 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $20,000 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with six proposals received. These four contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Harper Construction, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $67,681,224 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of three bachelor enlisted quarters (BEQs) at Courthouse Bay, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The BEQs will be up to five stories, to provide a total of 400 bedrooms. The contract also contains two unexercised options, which, if exercised, would increase cumulative contract value to $75,874,765. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, N.C., and is expected to be completed by September 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 33 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-11-C-4009).

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $52,398,000 firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of a multi-story bachelor enlisted quarters; a multi-story command headquarters building; and a multi-level parking structure, as well as renovation of an existing bachelor enlisted quarters, and demolition of five command post buildings at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The contract also contains one unexercised option, which, if exercised, would increase cumulative contract value to $54,463,350. Work will be performed in Oahu, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by August 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 12 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N62478-11-C-1492).

Triton-Seward, J.V., Bremerton, Wash., is being awarded a $24,990,525 firm-fixed-price contract for restoring the Marginal Wharf and portions of Pier 15 at the Naval Submarine Base New London. The repairs will restore the structures to the original design load capacities and eliminate further deterioration of the wharf and pier. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and is expected to be completed by September 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $24,990,525 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with seven proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic Northeast Integrated Product Team, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-11-C-7235).

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P., Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., is being awarded a $21,952,832 firm-fixed-priced modification to previously awarded Delivery Order 0015 under contract (M67854-07-D-5025) for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle maintenance support. Work will be performed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed by December 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $16,508,436 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Triton Marine Corp., Bremerton, Wash., is being awarded a $14,468,800 firm-fixed-price contract for Drydock 1 concrete and wall repairs at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Work will be performed in Kittery, Maine, and is expected to be completed by May 2013. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with five proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic Northeast Integrated Product Team, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-11-C-7221).

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Mass., is being awarded a $12,689,948 firm-fixed price modification to basic ordering agreement (N00024-11-G-5116) for procurement of AN/SPY-1 radar transmitter multi-mission capability alteration kits; stabilized master oscillator alteration kits; kill assessment system alteration; radio frequency coherent combiner alteration kits; and associated spares, material and installation services in support of the Aegis modernization effort. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va. (58 percent); Andover, Mass. (32 percent); and Sudbury, Mass. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of this fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Cape Fox Professional Services, L.L.C., Manassas, Va., is being awarded an estimated ceiling priced $10,487,034 modification under previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contact (N00244-08-C-0032) to exercise option year three for integrated solutions to provide training, program management, and supporting structure with the specific goal of reducing traffic related deaths in the Navy and Marine Corps. In addition to training, Cape Fox provides promotional materials emphasizing traffic safety, outreach, and presentations, as well as planning and facilitation of special events that deliver a traffic safety message. The modification provides incremental funding in the amount of $7,359.237. Work will be performed at Navy and Marine Corps installations worldwide, and is expected to be completed Aug. 31, 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $7,359,237 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, San Diego, Calif., is the contacting activity.

DRS Technologies, North Largo, Fla., is being awarded an $8,085,851 firm-fixed-price contract to build 27 80-foot Ground Based Surveillance System 2.0 heavy full multi-sensor tower systems. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pa., and is expected to be completed by March 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This procurement was competitively procured via direct solicitation with three proposals solicited and three offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity.

Fukunaga & Associates, Inc.*, Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded on Aug. 30, 2011, a maximum $7,500,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineer services contract for architect-engineering services for civil/environmental projects with associated multi-discipline architect-engineering support services at various locations in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific area of responsibility (AOR). The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to: preparation of technical reports, including conducting engineering investigations and concept studies; project engineering documentation; preliminary and final design plans and specifications; construction cost estimates; request for proposal contract documents; operations and maintenance manuals; record drawings; and post construction award services. Work will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps facilities and other government facilities within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR, including, but not limited to, Hawaii (60 percent), Guam (30 percent), and the Far East (10 percent). The term of contract is not to exceed 36 months, with an expected completion date of July 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with nine proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (contract number N62742-11-D-0011).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

United Capital Investment Group, Inc.*, McLean, Va., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $141,848,117 for diesel fuel and jet fuel. Other location of performance is Djibouti, Africa. Using services are Navy and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is Jan. 31, 2014. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-D-1019).

Sopakco Packaging, Mullins, S.C.*, was issued a modification exercising the first option year on the current contract SPM3S1-10-D-Z104/P00009. Award is a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $104,543,439 for first strike rations. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is Sept. 3, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Xerox Corp., Rosemont, Ill., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum $103,000,000 for the purchase and service of production digital copiers. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Defense Logistics Agency production services facilities throughout the United States. The date of performance completion is Aug. 31, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Document Services, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity (SA4705-11-D-0001).

ARMY

Chemring Ordnance, Inc., Perry, Fla., was awarded a $52,490,412 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure the MK 7 Mod 2 Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System. Work will be performed in Perry, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-11-C-0037).

Morpho Detection, Inc., Wilmington, Mass., was awarded a $21,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the sustainment of the Mobile Trace Detection Systems. Work will be performed in Wilmington, Mass., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 29, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-11-D-0216).

Quest Diagnostics Clinical Laboratories, Collegeville, Pa., was awarded a $19,846,300 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the Clinical Reference Laboratory testing services. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of March 16, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The Center for Health Care Contracting, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is the contracting activity (W81K04-10-D-0011).

Georgia Power, Atlanta, Ga., was awarded a $13,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the utility electrical services at Fort Gordon, Ga. Work will be performed in Fort Gordon, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Gordon, Ga., is the contracting activity (W91249-06-F-0207).

Employment Source, Inc., Fayetteville, N.C., was awarded an $8,041,358 cost-plus-award-fee contract. The award will provide for the food services in military-operated dining facilities located on Fort Bragg, N.C. Work will be performed in Fort Bragg, N.C., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., is the contracting activity (W91247-09-F-0295).

DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY

Town Group Media & Management, Columbia, Md., was issued a modification, subject to availability of fiscal 2012 funds, exercising the third option year on the current contract HQ0028-09-C-0011. Award is a firm-fixed price commercial service contract in support of the Pentagon Channel operations at the Defense Media Activity. Estimated value of modification is $8,358,094. The period of performance starts Oct. 1, 2011. Defense Media Activity-East Contracting Office, Fort George Meade, Md., is the contracting activity.

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Incident Control Systems, LLC Announces Release of Patent Pending Revolution Armor Systems — Press Release

Incident Control Systems, LLC Announces Release of Patent Pending Revolution Armor Systems.

New class of steel-composite armor proven to outperform existing metallic armor solutions at significantly reduced weight.

New Bedford, MA, August 25, 2011: Incident Control Systems, LLC (ICS) announced today that it has released Revolution Armor to the vehicle and structural armor markets after 2 years in development. Revolution Armor is a new generation of composite armor and represents the latest in armor material technology.

The patent pending composite utilizes an innovative steel alloy that features exceptionally pure alloying elements that performs like a hard ceramic strike face, but without the high cost associated with ceramic armor.

Revolution Armor has been shown in independent laboratory testing to defeat the typical Light Tactical Vehicle threats at areal densities usually reserved for high cost ceramic-composite armor designs. When tested against AP and non-AP small arms threats, Revolution Armor consistently outperforms Rolled Homogenous Armor and High Hardness Steel on a pound for pound basis. Fragment simulating projectile testing has shown Revolution to perform exceptionally well.

Revolution Armor exhibits exceptional multi-hit properties for all types of threats, unlike ceramic tiles which fracture and shatter under multiple impacts. Revolution Armor can easily withstand impacts as close as a couple of inches.

“The release of Revolution Armor and related patent filings represents the end result of a 2 year effort to develop a low cost replacement for ceramic composite armor. We are extremely pleased to have reached our goal and this moment. With Revolution, Survivability engineers now have the latest in steel and composite technology to use in their life saving missions”, stated ICS President Steve Monette Jr.

ICS will continue to market REVOLUTION ARMOR as a solution to replace ceramic composites and overweight metallic solutions.

Incident Control Systems, LLC is a vertically integrated armor design, manufacturing and vehicle integration firm located in New Bedford, MA with over 15 years experience providing military personal and vehicles with composite armor solutions. www.IncidentControlSystems.com

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GD Wins Army Computer Contract

On Monday the U.S. Army awarded General Dynamics (GD) C4 Systems division a contract to provide computer hardware, services and software to all parts of the service. The contract is a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract that will last five years. If all of the potential work under the contract is executed it could be worth almost $6 billion.

This is the Command Hardware Systems-4 (CHS-4) contract and is a follow on to CHS-3 awarded to GD back in 2003. GD was the only bidder on CHS-4.

The way an ID / IQ contract is set up it allows different organizations to order equipment and services but there is no requirement or guarantee that anything will be ordered. GD could end up getting little or no work through the contract it just depends on what people need and when they need it. On the other hand if the Army uses it to provide whole sale replacement of equipment GD could be awarded tens of millions in work.

The advantage of the contract is that it requires GD to be able to provide the newest, advanced technology across the five years consistent with commercial products. This means that the Army has an easy, direct source to acquire that for their computer, communication and network needs. It also should be at reasonable prices as most of the items will be strait from the commercial market.

Many times in the past DoD has used ID / IQ contracts to qualify multiple companies and teams to provide the work to allow the Government customer to pick and choose who will provide the best service at the best price. Here GD is the only company and will provide overall management of the contract.

Ideally the way the contract is structured should lead to the acquisition of equipment at efficient prices and in a timely manner. It saves the different parts of the Army from setting up their own contracts or using other vehicles such as the GSA schedule to buy this type of item.

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Contracts for August 30, 2011



MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is announcing the award of an Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to Teledyne Brown Engineering, Incorporated, Huntsville, Alabama under contract HQ0147-11-D-0015. The maximum ceiling value of this action is $595,000,000 in Research, Development, Test & Evaluation funds. This IDIQ contract allows the award of orders using Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee, Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee, Fixed-Price-Incentive-Firm Target and Firm-Fixed-Price Contract Line Items. Under this contract award, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Incorporated will develop a single objective simulation framework system with a modular, scalable, reconfigurable, and composable architecture to replace the existing digital simulation architecture and hardware-in-the-loop single stimulation framework systems. The work will be performed primarily in Huntsville, Ala. The performance period is from September 01, 2011 through September 01, 2016. FY2011 RDT&E funds to be obligated under two initial Task Orders will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The MDA in Huntsville, Ala. is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Fla., (W56HZV-11-D-0146); Action Target Inc., Provo, Utah, (W56HZV-11-D-0147); Meggitt Training Systems, Suwanee, Ga., (W56HZV-11-D-0148); Strategic Systems Inc., Decatur, Ala., (W56HZV-11-D-0149); and Saab Training USA LLC, Orlando, Fla., (W56HZV-11-D-0150); were awarded a $475,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity multiple-award-task-order contract. The award will provide for the procurement of the Army Targetry Systems program. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with five bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., was awarded a $135,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the research services in advanced modeling and simulation, capitalizing on research and development in disciplines with the entertainment industry. Work will be performed in Los Angeles, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Durham, N.C., is the contracting activity (W911NF-04-D-0005).

Unified Business Technologies, Troy, Mich., was awarded a $42,000,000 firm-fixed-price level-of-effort contract. The award will provide for the information technology services for the Corporate Information Office/G-6. Work will be performed in Warren, Mich., and Anniston, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 28, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with nine bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-D-L555),

The Damon Company, Newport, R.I., (W912LD-11-D-0031); ADS Construction Inc., East Providence, R.I., (W912LD-11-D-0030); Tower Construction Corporation, Cranston, R.I., (W912LD-11-D-0029); E. Turgeon Construction Corporation, Cranston, R.I., (W912LD-11-D-0028); Nadeau Construction Corporation, South Attleboro, Mass., (W912LD-11-D-0027); Enfield Enterprises Inc., Springfield, Mass., (W912LD-11-D-0026); TRAC Builders Inc., Johnston, R.I., (W912LD-11-D-0025); City Enterprises Inc., Springfield, Mass., (W912LD-11-D-0024); Tricore Inc., Hingham, Mass., (W912LD-11-D-0023); Iron Construction Group LLC, Warwick, R.I., (W912LD-11-D-0022); Advantage Services and Solution LLC, Providence, R.I., (W912LD-11-D-0021); Campbell Construction Group LLC, Peabody, Mass., (W912LD-11-D-0020); J E Prenosil & Company, Thorndike, Mass., (W912LD-11-D-0019); Alares LLC, Quincy, Mass., (W912LD-11-D-0018); The Nutmeg Companies Inc., Norwich, Conn., (W912LD-11-D-0017); J J Cardosi Inc., East Providence, R.I., (W912LD-11-D-0016); Five Star Building Corporation, Easthampton, Mass., (W912LD-11-D-0015); Northwind Engineering LLC, Shelocta, Penn., (W912LD-11-D-0014); The Cherokee 8a Group Inc., Newark, N.J., (W912LD-11-D-0013); Icarus Construction Services LLC, Worcester, Mass., (W912LD-11-D-0012); KMK Construction Inc., Eliot, Maine, (W912LD-11-D-0011); International Ventures Inc., North Smithfield, R.I., (W912LD-11-D-0010); Piquette and Howard Electric Service Inc., Plaistow, N.H., (W912LD-11-D-0009); E.W. Burman Inc., Warwick, R.I., (W912LD-11-D-0008); Pride Enterprises Inc., Norristown, Penn., (W912LD-11-D-0007); Janki Construction Inc., Lawrence, Mass., (W912LD-11-D-0006); Cornerstone Electrical Services, Salem, N.H., (W912LD-11-D-0005); Wampworx Inc., Mashpee, Mass., (W912LD-11-D-0004); Pezzuco Construction Inc., Cranston, R.I., (W912LD-11-D-0003); KGCI Inc., Saugus, Mass., (W912LD-11-D-0002); and Maron Construction Company Inc., Providence, R.I., (W912LD-11-D-0001); were awarded a $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price multiple-award-task-order contract. The award will provide for the construction and repair of federal buildings and facilities. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 18, 2016. There were 32 bids solicited, with 32 bids received. The National Guard Bureau, Providence, R.I., is the contracting activity.

North Carolina Business Enterprise Program, Raleigh, N.C., was awarded a $17,651,696 cost-plus-award-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide food services at Fort Bragg, N.C. Work will be performed in Fort Bragg, N.C., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., is the contracting activity (W91247-09-C-0035).

The Boeing Company, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $16,017,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide for the procurement of AH-64D Apache Block III Low Rate Initial Production for Lot 1A and 1B support. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-09-C-0161).

North Wind Services LLC, Idaho Falls, Idaho, was awarded a $14,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the environmental services for White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Work will be performed in White Sands Missile Range, N.M., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 25, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with eight bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa, Okla., is the contracting activity (W912BV-11-D-0028).

Wolverine Services LLC, Fort Knox, Ky., was awarded a $10,442,038 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the logistics support services to Fort Knox, Ky. Work will be performed in Fort Knox, Ky., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 16 bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Command, Fort Knox, Ky., is the contracting activity (W9124D-11-D-0056).

Quantum Dynamics Inc., McLean, Va., was awarded a $10,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the information technology services to the National Guard nationwide. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of March 11, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The National Guard Bureau, Lansing, Mich., is the contracting activity (W912JB-11-D-4020).

PACE Pacific Corporation, Phoenix, Ariz., was awarded an $8,868,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction project on Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Work will be performed in Cannon Air Force Base, Curry County, N.M., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 12, 2013. Sixteen bids were solicited, with eight bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque, N.M., is the contracting activity (W912PP-11-C-0013).

Smiths Detection, Edgewood, Md., was awarded an $8,559,840 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 1,440 joint chemical agent detectors and 1,400 communication adapter kits. Work will be performed in Edgewood, Md., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W911SR-07-C-0080).

Hospital Klean of Texas Inc., San Antonio, Texas, was awarded a $7,239,948 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide hospital housekeeping services. Work will be performed in Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Medical Command, Regional Contracting Office, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is the contracting activity (W81K04-07-D-0012).

NAVY

Lockheed Martin Corporation Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $49,950,000 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of 18 AN/AAQ-30 target sight systems (TSS) that will be integrated into the AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter. This integration is part of the USMC H-1 upgrade program to remanufacture legacy aircraft with state of the art designs incorporated into the existing fleet of AH-1W’s, converting them to AH-1Z. The TSS provides target identification and tracking, passive targeting for integrated weapons, including Hellfire missiles, and a laser designation capability supporting friendly laser-guided weapons. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (90 percent), Ocala, Fla. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured. Sole source basis in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1), as set forth in FAR 6.203-1(b)(1)(ii), only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements . Lockheed Martin is the only vendor that can provide AN/AAQ-30 TSS in time to meet the Government required schedule. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-C-JQ77).

Vigor Shipyards, Inc., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $19,006,086 option exercise modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-4401) for repair and modernization of naval assets. For modernization of U.S. naval assets typical work performed may include ship alterations, blasting, painting, and surface preparation for complete or touch-up preservation of the underwater hull, freeboard, struts, rudders, running gear, ground tackle, and sea-chest, as well as various interior tanks. Work will be performed in Seattle, Wash., and Naval Station Everett, Wash., and is expected to be completed by January 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $19,006,086 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Northwest Regional Maintenance Center, Bremerton, Wash., is the contracting activity.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $16,881,855 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, fixed-price -incentive contract (N00019-09-C-0019) for non-recurring and recurring engineering in support of Engineering Change Proposal 6213R2, “Trailing Edge Flap Honeycomb Redesign” of the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in May 2015. 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.

Alloy Surfaces Company, Aston Pa., is awarded a $12,971,839 firm-fixed-price modification under a previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (N00104-10-G-0726) to exercise an option to manufacture MJU-64/B Decoy Devices. Work will be performed in Aston, Pa., and work is expected to be completed by April 2013. The procurement of ammunition Navy and Marine Corp contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. One company was solicited for this requirement and one offer was received in response to the solicitation. The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg Pa., is the contracting activity.

Sauer Incorporated, Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded $9,441,100 for firm-fixed-price task order #0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-09-D-5026) for the design and construction of a Special Operations Forces Cafeteria at Naval Air Station Oceana, Dam Neck Annex. The work to be performed provides for the design and construction of a command cafeteria facility and will serve personnel, from command staff, both military and civilian, to operators involved in extraordinarily physically demanding training. The task order also contains two unexercised options, which if exercised would increase cumulative task order value to $9,536,100. Work will be performed in Virginia Beach, Va., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Seven proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

Impact Resources Technologies, Bethesda, Md., is being awarded an $8,896,823 firm-fixed-price contract for Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) logistic support system comprised of Common Logistics Command and Control System Support Services and Transportation Capacity Planning Tool that are tactical web-enabled logistics information management systems to provide the MAGTF commander with "planning, executing, and tasking" capabilities, and tactical logistics situational awareness of the battlefield. Battle Command Sustainment Support System is a workstation which the Marine Corps utilizes for its in transit visibility capability. This contract contains four options which, if exercised, will bring the total contract value to $47,232,710. Work will be performed in Camp LeJeune, N.C. (25 percent); Albany, Ga. (25 percent); Dumfries, Va. (25 percent); Afghanistan (15 percent), Okinawa (5 percent), and Marine Corps Base, Hawaii (5 percent), and work is expected to be completed by Aug. 29, 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $8,896,823 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the General Service Administration, with three proposals received. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-11-F-4683).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Raytheon Company, Andover, Mass., was awarded contract SPRRA2-11-D-0012/P00001. This delivery order is for fifteen additional NSN’s being added to the basic firm fixed price, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract with a maximum $37,607,589 in support of the Patriot Missile System. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is May 1, 2014. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Woodward, Inc., Loves Park, Ill., was awarded contract SPRRA1-11-C-0071. The award is a firm fixed price contract for a maximum $15,889,000 for main fuel control. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is August 31, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

The President and Fellows of Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., are being awarded a $6,668,082 cost reimbursement contract (HR0011-11-C-0093). DARPA is funding the president and fellows of Harvard College for research to develop technologies and approaches to predict natural viral evolution. Work will be performed in Cambridge, MA (39%); Laurel, MD (37%); Baltimore, MD (9%); Ann Arbor, MI (9%); and Pittsburgh, PA (5%). The work is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2012. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

Reports SAIC and Boeing Protest Recent GCV Contract Awards

Less then two weeks ago the U.S. Army awarded two contracts for the next phase of development for their new Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) system. This will be a replacement for the current M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) family of vehicles originally developed in the Eighties. GCV is also the program created after the Army cancelled the Future Combat System (FCS) family of vehicles which was going to replace the M1 Abrams / M2 in service.

Teams led by General Dynamics (GD) and BAE Systems (BAE:LSE) were selected to begin production of prototype vehicles in order to have a contest between them to see who would go on to final Engineering, Manufacturing, & Development (EMD) and then into full scale production. Each team received a contract worth a little over $400 million for this phase.

The GCV program could ultimately be worth billions over the next thirty years through production, sustainment and modification and is now one of the largest new programs the U.S. Defense Department is considering.

It is now being reported that SAIC and Boeing are protesting the decision to not award them one of the contracts. They are supposedly claiming that the Army did not apply their evaluation criteria correctly and possibly had a bias against the proposed solution as it utilizes a German vehicle as it basis.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will consider the protest and usually rules within 100 days. While the protest is being decided the Army must stop work on the awarded contracts. The GAO may find that the protest is unsubstantiated or uphold it. In that case the Army may have to review its source selection process, conduct a new contest or even release a new Request for Proposals (RFP) and start over.

Based on the last time the U.S. defense industry faced cuts in the Nineties more protests may be expected as the available contractors fight over fewer contractors. Each contract becomes more important and it can be expected that there will be more pressure to win them. The number of large programs, too, is going to decline as the U.S. invests less in new systems and focuses on production of existing ones.

The lead contractors on FCS, Boeing (BA) and SAIC (SAIC), also submitted a proposal but were not selected.

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Contracts for August 29, 2011



ARMY

General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc., was awarded a $3,700,000,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the procurement of the Command Hardware Systems-4. Work will be performed in Taunton, Mass., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 26, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-D-G402).

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $265,646,071 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 22 UH-60M aircraft and 1 HH-60M aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-08-C-0003).

AM General LLC, South Bend, Ind., was awarded a $130,943,210 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 904 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles. Work will be performed in Mishiwaka, Ind., with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-10-C-0405).

American Ordnance LLC, Middletown, Iowa, was awarded a $113,193,507 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 60mm/81mm high explosive load assemble pack cartridges and 60mm/81mm high explosive full cutaway and complete inert models. Work will be performed in Middletown, Iowa, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-11-D-0086).

Day & Zimmerman Inc., Lone Star Division, Camden, Ark., was awarded a $108,721,038 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity multiple-award contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 60mm/81mm high explosive load assemble pack cartridges and 60mm/81mm high explosive full cutaway and complete inert models. Work will be performed in Camden, Ark., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-11-D-0085).

Day & Zimmerman Inc., Kansas Division, Parsons, Kan., was awarded a $91,170,748 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity multiple-award contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 60mm/81mm high explosive load assemble pack cartridges and 60mm/81mm high explosive full cutaway and complete inert models. Work will be performed in Parsons, Kan., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-11-D-0083).

ECC International Constructors LLC / METAG Joint Venture, Burlingame, Calif., was awarded a $62,237,989 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of facilities for the Afghan National Army at Camp Hero in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, to include site development and improvements, force protection structures and building such as barracks, admin space, dining facilities and storage buildings. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of April 7, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 13 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kandahar, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity (W5J9LE-11-C-0046).

EADS North American Defense, Arlington, Va., was awarded a $43,811,456 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 32 security & support mission equipment package production cut-in. Work will be performed in Columbus, Miss., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-06-C-0194).

Woodlawn Manufacturing LTD, Marshall, Texas, (W15QKN-11-D-0186); Bailey Tool & Manufacturing Company, Lancaster, Texas, (W15QKN-11-D-0213); were awarded a $29,387,575 firm-fixed-price multiple-award-task-order contract between two contractors. The award will provide for the facilities, personnel and equipment for the manufacture of the M485 canister metal parts. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 22, 2021. Seven bids were solicited, with seven bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity.

Freitas Construction, Allyn, Wash., (W912K3-11-D-0002); Pacific Tech Construction, Kelso, Wash., (W912K3-11-D-0003); Angayuk Construction, Fife, Wash., (W912K3-11-D-0004); Sealaska Constructors LLC, Bellevue, Wash., (W912K3-11-D-0005); Imperial Construction, Wapato, Wash., (W912K3-11-D-0006); and Kodiak-Kenai Cable Company, Hayden, Idaho, (W912K3-11-D-0007); were each awarded a $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the construction projects of various size and value for the National Guard in the State of Washington. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 24, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with eight bids received. The National Guard Bureau, Tacoma, Wash., is the contracting activity.

Federal Prison Industries, Washington, D.C., was awarded a $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to increase the ceiling for outer tactical vests for Foreign Military Sales in support of various countries. Work will be performed in Yazoo City, Miss., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 25, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-08-D-0045).

Contracting, Consulting, Engineering LLC, Annapolis, Md., was awarded a $15,146,580 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of barracks at Air Force Base Soto Cano, Honduras. Work will be performed in Soto Cano, Honduras, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 26, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-11-C-0028).

Reliable Contracting Group, Louisville, Ky., was awarded a $14,676,926 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction services to upgrade and build new facilities. Work will be performed in Springfield, Ill., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 20, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The National Guard Bureau, Springfield, Ill., is the contracting activity (W91SMC-11-C-0010).

The Ewing Co., Boise, Idaho, was awarded an $11,571,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of an Operational Readiness Training Complex at Orchard Training Area, Boise, Idaho. Work will be performed in Orchard Training Area, Boise, Idaho, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 23, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 14 bids received. The National Guard Bureau, Boise, Idaho, is the contracting activity (W912J7-11-C-0002).

DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY

Applied Research Associates, Inc., of Albuquerque, NM, is being awarded a $220,000,000 ($102,000,000 base and $118,000,000 option) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for Test Operations, Technology and Test Support (TOTTS) for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in support of the Research and Development Enterprise, Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Technology Directorate. The contractor will provide end-to-end test event planning, management, safe execution, and results analysis supporting DoD, federal agencies and friendly nations’ programs to counter proliferation and defeat weapons of mass destruction. Bids were solicited on a full and open competitive basis and two were received. The contracting activity is Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Albuquerque, NM, (HDTRA2-11-D-0001). Work will be performed primarily in Albuquerque, NM and at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The base period of performance is 29 Aug. 2011 through 28 Aug. 2016 and the option period of performance is 29 Aug. 2016 through 28 Aug. 2021.

NAVY

Resolution Consultants, an AECOM-EnSafe Joint Venture, Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded a maximum amount $200,000,000 cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for comprehensive long-term environmental action services on Navy and Marine Corps installations at various Department of Department sites in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic area of responsibility. The work to be performed provides for architectural and engineering services to provide program management and technical environmental services in support of the Department of the Navy’s Environmental Restoration Program, Munitions Response Program, and other similar programs. Task order 0001 is being awarded at $342,578 for architect engineering services at the Program Management Office in Virginia Beach, Va. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by March 2012. Work will be performed primarily in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and Northwest Regions predominately in Maine (13 percent), Fla. (10 percent), Mass. (10 percent), Ind. (9 percent), N.J. (8 percent), R.I. (6 percent), Texas (6 percent), Md. (5 percent), N.Y. (5 percent), Pa. (5 percent), Va. (5 percent), S.C. (4 percent), Ill. (3 percent), Miss. (3 percent), Washington, D.C. (2 percent), Conn. (1 percent), Ga. (1 percent), La. (1 percent), Minn. (1 percent), Wash. (1 percent), Ohio (.5 percent), and Tenn. (.5 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $342,578 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with seven proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N62470-11-D-8013).

Balfour Beatty, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $49,053,161 firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of a Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) and road connector at the Stone Bayarea of the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The work to be performed provides for design and construction of a 125 room multi-story BEQ, and a 100 room multi-story BEQ, plus gatehouse, canopy, and weather shelter. This project will include the demolition of buildings RR9 and RR4 and also constructing the widening egress to Route 210, construction of a gateway and guard house, a road connecting Route 210 and inside of Stone Bay. The road construction will require the construction of a bridge to allow for heavy equipment, and a number of culverts. The contract also contains one unexercised option, which if exercised would increase cumulative contract value to $50,493,702. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, N.C., and is expected to be completed by September 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 26 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-11-C-4008).

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wilsonville, Ore., is being awarded a $25,506,679 firm-fixed-price contract for 34 Star SAFIRE 380 High Definition systems to outfit and enhance the capabilities of the existing Persistent Ground Surveillance System that are currently fielded for the Army. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (60 percent), and Wilsonville, Ore. (40 percent); and is expected to be completed in August 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $229,277 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-2. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J. is the contracting activity (N68335-11-C-0212).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $10,474,708 cost plus fixed fee contract for logistics in support of the Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) MQ-8B Fire Scout system. Logistic support services includes: logistics management, maintenance support, supply support, air vehicle transportation, training services, logistics management information, technical data updates, flight operations and deployment support. Work will be performed in St. Inigoes, Md. (40 percent), San Diego, Calif. (20 percent), and various locations outside the continental United States; and is expected to be completed in August 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $6,400,000 will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0075).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Graybar Electric Company, Inc., St. Louis, Mo., was issued a modification exercising the sixth option year on the current contract SPM500-04-D-BP25/P00024. Award is an indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity, prime vendor contract with an estimated maximum $40,000,000 for this option period. The contract is for maintenance, repair, and operations for the Northeast Region, Zone 2. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Federal Civilian Agencies. The date of performance completion is August 29, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

AIR FORCE

Accenture Federal Services LLC of Reston, Va. is being awarded a $12,122,447 firm fixed price, cost reimbursable, labor hour contract modification to continue the post production support of the current contract to allow the system integrator to achieve system stabilization. The contracting activity is ESC/HIQK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (FA8770-06-F-8001, P00097).

United Paradyne Corporation of Santa Maria, Calif. is being awarded a $7,817,467 fixed price incentive fee, firm fixed price, cost reimbursement, no fee contract modification for the consolidation of three vital logistical aerospace support services into one comprehensive operation and maintenance contract for the 30th Space Wing. The contract also provides an integrated management entity, the Aerospace Maintenance Operations Center. The contracting activity is 30 CONS/LGCZ, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (FA4610-10-0008, P00028).

Oshkosh Defense Delivers Canadian TAPV for Government Testing — Press Release

Oshkosh Defense Delivers Canadian TAPV for Government Testing

Extensive DND testing to be carried out at Aberdeen Test Center

OSHKOSH, Wis. & OTTAWA, Ontario (Aug. 29, 2011) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today delivered the Oshkosh Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) to Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland where the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) will conduct mobility, survivability and weapons testing. Oshkosh Defense’s response to the TAPV solicitation was submitted to the Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) last week.

“Today, Oshkosh has delivered the best solution for the TAPV program including the most advanced military vehicle technologies and the finest Canadian-based sustainment services for the DND,” said Serge Buchakjian, senior vice president and general manager of International Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Our TAPV is a fully integrated vehicle that is customized to the Canadian Force’s specific requirements, offering them the best-value solution. With our partners at General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada and Oshkosh Corporation’s London Machinery, Inc., we can produce the vehicle in a way that creates considerable benefits for the Canadian economy for the next 25 years.”

The TAPV is intended to replace the Armoured Patrol Vehicle (APV) and the Coyote reconnaissance vehicle, to help ensure the Canadian Army remains capable of effective training, supporting domestic operations and sustaining deployed forces as part of the Canada First Defence Strategy. The Oshkosh TAPV, which is based on the company’s proven Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) platform, leverages a mission-proven chassis and the patented TAK-4® independent suspension system used on more than 20,000 military-class vehicles, which have proven highly-effective in some of the most extreme operating environments, including Afghanistan.

In independent testing conducted to date, the Oshkosh TAPV has undergone on- and off-road durability validation, successfully met ballistic and other survivability threat requirements (including the use of steel-pot method for NATO STANAG blast tests), and completed extensive live-fire demonstrations of the fully integrated dual Remote Weapon Station (RWS). The combination of these activities demonstrates the effectiveness, maturity and reliability of the Oshkosh TAPV.

Oshkosh Defense is teamed with General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada and Oshkosh Corporation subsidiary London Machinery, Inc. (LMI) in its bid for the TAPV program. General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada will provide in-country support and system integration. LMI will contribute local advanced manufacturing capabilities to assemble the vehicle, conduct subsystem integration and final acceptance testing, which will be performed by its highly skilled workforce.

About Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

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Boeing Sells More Chinooks to the U.K.

The fighting in Afghanistan by the U.S. and its NATO allies has required large amounts of helicopters and vertical lift. Men and supplies need to be moved around and this is the easiest way in a country that has limited roads and facilities. The conditions which are very stressing on aircraft due to the altitude and temperature placing a premium on performance. This has led to the use of very large helicopters such as Boeing’s (BA) CH-47 Chinook twin rotor heavy lift aircraft.

The U.S. Army especially has relied on the Chinook as it has little if no internal fixed wing cargo assets for a variety of reasons that have existed over the last sixty years since the U.S. Air Force came into being. The demands of the mission have also seen major allies such as Canada and the United Kingdom invest in the Chinook which has seen major upgrades over the last decade of fighting as have all of the U.S. rotary wing platforms due to the demands of the war against terror versus a fight with a conventional enemy.

As part of this the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence just announced a further order for Chinooks. They have issued a contract to Boeing worth over $1.6 billion for 14 more of the helicopters. This will increase the British fleet to 60 of the versatile systems.

Boeing is obviously happy about the deal as they need them to offset any future declines in U.S. defense spending although the large aerospace and defense contractor has several programs that should continue over the next few years. These include the KC-46A aerial tanker, the V-22 aircraft as well as the Chinook and AH-64 Apache attack helicopter. There is the distinct possibility though of cuts to the number that the U.S. military will buy as well as reductions in annual buy quantities.

Foreign Military Sales (FMS) either through the U.S. government or directly to allied nations will help keep Boeing’s production lines going and maintaining revenue and earnings. Competition for available deals will be great but Boeing has the advantage with something like the Chinook in that there is limited competition from European providers.

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Contracts for August 26, 2011



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Science Applications International Corp., Fairfield, N.J., was issued a modification exercising the sixth option year on the current contract SPM500-04-D-BP24/P00032. Award is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, prime vendor contract for a maximum $50,000,000 for maintenance, repair, and operations for the Northeast Region, Zone 1. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Aug. 30, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Harris Corp., Rochester, N.Y., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, long-term contract for a maximum $46,665,108 for radio system components. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is Aug. 26, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Land, Aberdeen, Md., is the contracting activity (SPRBL1-11-D-0029).

Thales Communications, Inc., Clarksburg, Md., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, long-term contract for a maximum $40,024,027 for radio system components. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is Aug. 26, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Land, Aberdeen, Md., is the contracting activity (SPRBL1-11-D-0035).

Impax Laboratories, Chalfont, Pa., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum $14,127,469 for pharmaceutical components. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Aug. 25, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM2D0-11-D-0007).

AIR FORCE

MRM Construction Services, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., is being awarded a $49,255,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for paving construction work at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.; Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Ariz.; and Fort Tuthill Recreation Area, Flagstaff, Ariz. 56 CONS/LGCB, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., is the contracting activity (FA4887-11-D-0007).

NAVY

TEC - MACTEC*, Charlottesville, Va., is being awarded a $12,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for sustainment management system and engineered management system services at various Navy and Marine Corps installations located within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest area of responsibility (AOR). No task orders are being issued at this time. Work will be performed at various locations in the NAVFAC Southwest AOR including Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah; and the NAVFAC Atlantic AOR including Alaska, Europe, Africa, Western Asia, South America, Far East, Hawaii, and the Marianas. The term of the contract is not to exceed 36 months, with an expected completion date of August 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $2,500 were obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with six proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62473-11-D-3006).

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $7,237,019 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-5361) for research and development level-of-effort engineering and technical services to support the Standard Missile program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by December 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Sues Great Britain for Funds over Terminated Contract

In 2010 Raytheon’s (RTN) earnings were reduced due to the decision by the British Government to cancel a border security database program that the Massachusetts based company had been contracted to build for the European country. The contract had been awarded by the previous Labour government and had a goal of keeping track of everyone entering or leaving the country. In the first quarter of this year Raytheon took a charge of about $80 million due to winding down of this contract.

The contract was not a small one valued at over $1 billion and its cancellation was not only a blow to Raytheon’s bottom line but also to there ability to grow this area of their business. It was not a traditional area for the company and success here potentially would have led to much greater opportunities with other governments interested in investing in the same capability.

Now Raytheon has announced that they are suing the U.K. for over $750 million due to unlawful termination and for damages. If they are successful they will recover most of the money they were due to gain by carrying out the contract.

In the United States contracts may be terminated for two reasons: cause and needs of the government. If for cause which is usually non-performance then the contractor is not guaranteed any money related to the termination but these are negotiated. If for needs of the government then termination costs must be paid. Normally these are identified up front so the government will know what they are and usually are based on buying material, paying for work not billed yet and for shutting down facilities.

In this case Raytheon is claiming unlawful termination and is due damages. The company’s believes that there product met the U.K.’s requirements as they were aware of them and thus they were performing. They said the customer was not clear on the requirements and it would be hard to claim they were non-performing when they had not metrics to measure against.

If Raytheon wins some or all of this money it will clearly help there future revenue in the short term. Obviously the suit will be first cleared by a Court or arbitrator and then the damages calculated. It could still be zero if the ruling body agrees with the U.K. government or it could be some amount up to $750 million.

No company likes to lose a contract especially if they feel they lost it for the wrong reasons. This is why there is a protest process and suits like this. The end result will most likely be a negotiated settlement unless the U.K. can prove that Raytheon clearly understood the contract’s requirements and metrics.

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Contracts for August 25, 2011



NAVY

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $161,030,943 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-5427) for MK15 Mod 31 SeaRAM systems in support of LCS 6 and 8 and Japan’s DDH 2405 helicopter destroyer, as well as Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Block 1B class “A” overhauls, and land-based Phalanx Weapon System class “A” overhauls. CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses. 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 outer defense envelopes. Phalanx CIWS is currently installed on approximately 152 Navy and 14 Coast Guard ships and is in use in 23 foreign navies. Work will be performed in Louisville, Ky. (30 percent); Andover, Mass. (19 percent); Tucson, Ariz. (9 percent); Germany (7 percent); Syracuse, N.Y. (7 percent); Long Beach, Calif. (6 percent); Radford, Va. (6 percent); Burlington, Vt. (6 percent); Palm Bay, Fla. (2 percent); Pittsburgh, Pa. (2 percent); Bloomington, Minn. (2 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (2 percent); Norcross, Ga. (1 percent); and New Albany, Ind. (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2015. Contract funds in the amount of $90,684,174 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $14,545,851 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00024-07-C-4407) to definitize the USS Preble (DDG 88) fiscal 2011 dry-dock selected restricted availability (DSRA). A DSRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities. This modification includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $17,847,213. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by March 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $14,545,851 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Technologies, Solutions & Services, Rockville, Md., is being awarded an $8,698,571 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for flight test aircraft services for developmental and operational testing, test equipment design, manufacture, aircraft modification and repair, and ground support. The maximum quantity for aircraft flight testing is 600 hours, ground support is 2,400 hours, and aircraft modifications is 2,120 hours. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif. (25 percent); Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (25 percent); Point Mugu, Calif. (20 percent); Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (20 percent); and Mojave, Calif. (10 percent). Work is expected to be completed in August 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1(a) (2). The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity (N68936-11-D-0029).

East Coast Repair and Fabrication, L.L.C.*, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $7,317,394 fixed-price contract for a dry-docking restricted availability for the USS Thunderbolt (PC 12). This contract will be for the accomplishment of miscellaneous structural, electrical, and mechanical repairs. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by June 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $7,317,394 will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with four proposals solicited and three offers received via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website. Norfolk Ship Support Activity Regional Maintenance Center, Portsmouth, Va., is the contracting activity (N50054-11-C-1107).

ARMY

Dyncorp International, L.L.C., Falls Church, Va., was awarded a $146,591,178 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the procurement of the Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan Ministry of Interior Training Program. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with eight bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-11-C-0053).

American Ordnance, L.L.C., Middletown, Iowa, was awarded a $51,372,909 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the procurement of M58A4 mine clearing line charges. Work will be performed in Middletown, Iowa, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-11-D-0080).

BAE Systems, York, Pa., was awarded a $23,783,675 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of Bradley urban survivability kits. Work will be performed in York, Pa., with an estimated completion date of March 9, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-10-G-0003).

Evergreen Helicopters, Inc., McMinnville, Ore., was awarded a $16,546,552 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the medical evacuation services and training support for the U.S. Army in Alaska. Work will be performed in Fairbanks, Alaska, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2012. Four bids were solicited, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Mission & Installation Contracting Command, Fort Wainright, Alaska, is the contracting activity (W912D0-11-D-0002).

The Resource Center, Jamestown, N.Y., was awarded an $11,969,760 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 24,000 A-22 cargo bags. Work will be performed in Jamestown, N.Y., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 15, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-C-0391).

Protection Strategies, Inc., Arlington, Va., was awarded an $11,139,007 contract. The award will provide for the support services for the mayor’s cell at the six enduring camp locations throughout Iraq. Work will be performed in Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 11 bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W560MY-11-C-0004).

Norfolk Dredging Co., Chesapeake, Va., was awarded a $7,682,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the dredging services, pipeline relocation, and disposal of maintenance material for the Delaware River. Work will be performed in Marcus Hook, Pa.; Pedricktown, N.J.; and New Castle, Del., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2012. Eighteen bids were solicited, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (W912BU-11-C-0028).

Lord and Son Construction, Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was awarded a $7,248,800 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a fuel cell and corrosion control hangar facility for the 187th Fighter Wing, Montgomery, Ala. Work will be performed in Montgomery, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 15, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with eight bids received. The National Guard Bureau, Montgomery, Ala., is the contracting activity (W912JA-11-C-0005).

Merrick & Co., Atlanta, Ga., was awarded a $7,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the engineering services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division, to support the Mobile District Military Construction Design Program. Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 24, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 109 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-11-D-0085).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Valley Apparel, L.L.C.*, Knoxville, Tenn., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for a maximum $44,448,892 for extreme cold/wet weather jackets. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is Feb. 23, 2012. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM1C1-11-D-1066).

Vision System International, L.L.C., San Jose, Calif., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $36,102,185 for various spares and support equipment in support of the A/24A-56 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System. Other location of performance is Oregon. Using services are Navy, Air Force, and the Defense Logistics Agency. The date of performance completion is Dec. 31, 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Warner Robins, Robbins Air Forcde Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (SPRWA1-11-D-0007).

Vision System International, L.L.C., San Jose, Calif., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $10,579,670 for cable assemblies and transmitter subassemblies applicable Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System. Other location of performance is Oregon. Using services is the Air Force. The date of performance completion is March 26, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Warner Robins, Robbins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (SPRWA1-11-D-0007-0001).

*Small business

U.A.E. Considering Reducing THAAD Buy?

In the last year the Gulf State United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) announced that it was making two major purchases of U.S. missile and air defense equipment. First it was placing a large order with Raytheon (RTN) for PATRIOT PAC-3 systems which provide local defense against enemy aircraft and ballistic missiles. Second that it would be the first overseas buyer of the longer ranged THAAD system manufactured by Lockheed Martin (LMT). The deal for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) equipment was estimated at close to $7 billion.

Now there are reports that the U.A.E. is considering reducing its total investment in THAAD. No absolute figures have been given but it may be a substantial reduction in what is being purchased and spent by the U.A.E. government. A reduction in this contract will not only affect Lockheed’s bottom line but also the price the U.S. will pay for its equipment as the lack of this contract will reduce quantities and raise the price for the U.S. Army.

With the expected pressure on the U.S. defense budget to save costs and reduce investments overseas sales like this will become more important to U.S. defense contractors especially of existing systems like THAAD. A cut back in spending by the Gulf States which in the last ten years have heavily invested in new equipment across the spectrum may have a major effect on U.S. and European defense contractors.

No reason was given for the consideration of the cut to the purchase but it may be that the U.A.E. after refinement has found that less THAAD systems may provide the necessary performance then originally thought or it could just be good old budget cutting.

If this becomes a trend it will be a serious issue for the world’s defense industry and not just the American one.

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Contracts for August 24, 2011



NAVY

Alutiiq 3SG, L.L.C., Anchorage, Alaska; Coastal Management Solutions, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.; Logistics Support, Inc., Washington, D.C.; Quantell, Inc., Grantsville, Md.; Stellar Support Services II, L.L.C., Virginia Beach, Va.; Symtech, Inc., Sarasota, Fla.; Tek Source USA, Inc., Tampa, Fla.; Zenetex, Inc., Herndon, Va., are each being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts for global business support. The estimated dollar value for this program, including the base period and two option years, for all 24 contracts combined is $730,000,000. Funding will be provided at the task order level. The requirements are segregated into four regions: Area I - Hawaii; Area II - Southwest and Northwest; Area III - Southeast; and Area IV - Mid Atlantic, Midwest, and Washington, D.C. Each region will receive six awards. Requirements within each region will be competed among the contractors within their respective regions. Awardees in Area I - Hawaii are: Coastal Management Solutions, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va. (N00244-11-D-0019); Logistics Support, Inc., Washington, D.C. (N00244-11-D-0020); Quantell, Grantsville, Md. (N00244-11-D-0021); Stellar Support Services II, L.L.C., Virginia Beach, Va. (N00244-11-D-022); Tek Source USA, Inc., Tampa, Fla. (N00244-11-D-0023; and Zenetex, Inc., Herndon, Va. (N00244-11-D-0024). Awardees in Area II - Southwest and Northwest are: Coastal Management Solutions, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va. (N00244-11-D-0025); Logistics Support, Inc., Washington, D.C. (N00244-11-D-0026); Quantell, Inc., Grantsville, Md. (N00244-11-D-0027); Stellar Support Services II, L.L.C., Virginia Beach, Va. (N00244-11-D-0028); Symtech, Inc., Sarasota, Fla. (N00244-11-D-0029); and Tek Source USA, Inc., Tampa, Fla. (N00244-11-D-0030). Awardees in Area III - Southeast are: Coastal Management Solutions, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va. (N00244-11-D-0031); Logistics Support, Inc., Washington, D.C. (N00244-11-D-0032); Quantell, Inc., Grantsville, Md. (N00244-11-D-0033); Stellar Support Services II, L.L.C., Virginia Beach, Va. (N00244-11-D-0034); Symtech, Inc., Sarasota, Fla. (N00244-11-D-0035); and Tek Source USA, Inc., Tampa, Fla. (N00244-11-D-0036). Awardees in Area IV - Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Washington, D.C.are: Alutiiq 3SG, L.L.C., Anchorage, Alaska (N00244-11-D-0037); Coastal Management Solutions, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va. (N00244-11-D-0038); Quantell, Inc., Grantsville, Md. (N00244-11-D-0039); Stellar Support Services II, L.L.C., Virginia Beach, Va. (N00244-11-D-0040); Symtech, Inc., Sarasota, Fla. (N00244-11-D-0041); and Tek Source USA, Inc., Tampa, Fla. (N00244-11-D-0042). The contracts are for a wide range of temporary support services that will provide direct labor, supervision, management, and materials, to perform non-personal services as defined in individual task orders. Services will encompass the following 15 functional areas: administrative support and clerical services; quarters management services; healthcare services (excluding doctors, nurses and physician assistants); information and arts; information technology; instructional and training services; maritime material handling; mechanics and maintenance and repair; plant and system operation; engineering/technical support; mobile equipment operation; financial management; specialized technology; industrial services and general services and support. Work will be performed in all 50 states and the territory of Puerto Rico, with the majority of the effort in the following states: California (31.22 percent); Texas (17.14 percent); Virginia (9.73 percent); Florida (8.63 percent); Hawaii (6.5 percent); and distributed between the remaining states and Puerto Rico (26.78 percent). Work is expected to be completed in August 2012. With options exercised, the completion date could continue until August 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $1,200,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Contracts were competitively procured via the World Wide Web, with 57 offers received in response to the 100 percent small business set aside solicitation. The Fleet Logistics Center San Diego, Regional Contracts Department, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Logos Technologies, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $7,807,161 modification (P00023) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00014-08-C-0302) for the lightweight expeditionary airborne persistent surveillance overseas contingency operations. Work will be performed in Arlington, Va., and is expected to be completed in November 2012. This modification will be incrementally funded with this initial obligation of $1,145,575, which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured under BAA 11-001. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Science Applications International Corp., Inc., McLean, Va., was awarded a $222,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the efforts in developing the common virtual environment that facilitates fair fight interoperability for virtual system and non-system training aids, simulators and simulations. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of August 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Training and Instrumentation Acquisition Center, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (W900KK-11-D-0006).

FedServices, Inc., Hinesville, Ga., was awarded a $31,868,681 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the support services to the Directorate of Logistics at Fort Riley, Kan. Work will be performed in Fort Riley, Kan., with an estimated completion date of September 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with eight bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9124J-11-C-0022).

Kjaer Group US Liaison Office, Inc., Arlington, Va., was awarded a $24,848,144 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of a maximum of 840 Ford Everest 2009 or later model sport utility vehicles and spare parts for Iraq and Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Bangkok, Thailand, with an estimated completion date of August 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 12 bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-D-G060).

Capitol I.T. Solutions, Inc., Germantown, Md., was awarded a $14,153,849 commercial-services contract. The award will provide for the non-personal services to support the research and technical programs at Fort Detrick, Md. Work will be performed in Fort Detrick, Md., with an estimated completion date of August 2016. Eight bids were solicited, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, Fort Detrick, Md., is the contracting activity (W81XWH-11-C-0493).

Iron Bow Technology, Chantilly, Va., was awarded a $13,637,988 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 5,096 Lenovo tablets; 217 Lenovo think pads; 520 Lenovo think centre; 261 Fujitsu computers; and 40 Wyse computers. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Va., with an estimated completion date of November 2011. Seven bids were solicited, with two bids received. The Tobyhanna Army Depot, Tobyhanna, Pa., is the contracting activity (W91QUZ-06-D-0010).

Materials Sciences Corp., Horsham, Pa., was awarded a $9,127,004 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the development of multifunctional polymers to achieve the goals of lightweight, high-performance and insensitive munitions compliant missile systems and aviation structures for the U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Command Research, Development and Engineering Center. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of August 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-D-0078).

Columbia University Medical Center-Sponsored Projects Administration, New York, N.Y., was awarded a $7,999,519 cost-type contract. The award will provide for the characterization of unknown strains of pathogens, establishment of sample repositories, identification and procurement of novel samples, and identification and filling of gaps in pertinent biological databases. Work will be performed in New York, N.Y., and Edgewood, Md., with an estimated completion date of August 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W911SR-11-C-0077).

Dell Federal Systems, L.P., Round Rock, Texas, was awarded a $7,456,226 firm-fixed-price contract. T he award will provide for the procurement of 354 Latitude E6520 computers and 6,295 Dell OptiPlex small form factor computers. Work will be performed in Round Rock, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 25, 2011. Seven bids were solicited, with two bids received. The Tobyhanna Army Depot, Tobyhanna, Pa., is the contracting activity (W91QUZ-06-D-0006).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Burlington Apparel Fabrics, Greensboro, N.C., was issued a modification exercising the third option year on the current contract SPM1C1-09-D-0045/P00016. Award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $38,873,400 for Army service uniforms. Other locations of performance are in Raeford, N.C., and Cordova, N.C. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is August 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

U.S. Foodservice, Inc., Las Vegas, Nev., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, prime vendor contract with a maximum $11,550,000 for full line food distribution. Other location of performance is New Mexico. Using services are Army, Air Force, and Department of Energy. The date of performance completion is June 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-11-D-3494).

BRS Aerospace*, South St. Paul, Minn., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $7,797,339 for low velocity parachutes. The revised award quantity contract is based on urgent and compelling requirements in direct support of operations in Afghanistan. Other locations of performance are Florida and North Carolina. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is Dec. 26, 2011. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, Va., is the contracting activity (SPM4A7-11-C-0595).

AIR FORCE

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, Inc., Rockville, Md., is being awarded a $7,496,904 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for the Instrumentation Radar Support Program that provides engineering, logistics, and maintenance support for various instrumentation ranges belonging to 24 ranges (foreign and domestic). The 45 CONS/LGCZR, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA2521-07-C-0011).

*Small business

Army Decides to Recompete Radford Contract

In June the U.S. Army announced that it had awarded a contract with BAE Systems (BAE:LSE) to run the U.S. explosives production facility at the Radford, VA Army Ammunition Plant. The losing company, ATK (ATK), who had had contracts to run the facility for several years protested the award. Under normal processes the Government Accountability Office (GAO) which is responsible for deciding these matters would have made a decision no later then September.

The protest though is now not necessary as the Army has decided to recompete the contract which led to the GAO dismissing the protest. After a review by the GAO the Army will change some parts of the Request for Proposals (RFP) and allow bidders to submit new ones. This is good news for ATK as the Radford contract had a value of over $800 million over its ten year duration.

Because of this decision ATK, the incumbent, will continue to operate the plant and be paid by the Army until a new contract is awarded. Both BAE and ATK have indicated they will submit new proposals and there is always a potential for other companies to also try to win the work.

If the U.S. defense budget does decline for any company the key will be keeping their existing contracts and then attempting to win new ones. Having a core of existing work will cushion any lack of new work caused by the reduced opportunities available in the next decade or so as the U.S. reduces its investment in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as new development programs or building up stockpiles of weapons and munitions.

ATK recently had a rough quarter with sales down which led to a drop of about 4% in profits when compared to the similar quarter last year. One areas where revenue was down was sales of ammunition to U.S. allies like Afghanistan. The loss of the Radford contract would have reduced annual revenue $80 million or so or about 2%. A chance to win the work back will only help the company in the future.

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Contracts for August 23, 2011



MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is announcing the award of a sole-source cost-plus-award-fee modification to Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., under the HQ0276-10-C-0005 contract, P00015. The total value of this option exercise is $9,805,492, increasing the total contract value from $276,712,593 to $286,518,085. This modification will exercise option CLIN 0008, “Future Upgrades and Engineering Support,” to provide engineering services necessary to effectively execute technical analysis for the Aegis BMD 5.1/SM-3 Block IIA program. The work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. The performance period is through Sept. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2011 research, development, test, and evaluation funds will be used to incrementally fund this initial effort. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is not a foreign military sales acquisition. The MDA, Dahlgren, Va., is the contracting activity.

NAVY

American Electronic Warfare Association, Inc.*, California, Md. (N00421-11-C-1051); J.F. Taylor, Inc.*, Lexington Park, Md. (N00421-11-C-1052); Coherent Technical Services, Inc.*, Lexington Park, Md. (N00421-11-C-1053); Dayton T. Brown, Inc.*, Bohemia, N.Y. (N00421-11-C-1054); and Strata-G Solutions, Inc.*, Huntsville, Ala. (N00421-11-C-1055), are each being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts to perform research and development, integration, analysis, assessment, and test and evaluation services in support of the Aircraft Prototype Facility. Each contractor will be awarded $10,000 at the time of award. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts is $219,875,168, and the companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual task order. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md. (90 percent), and at individual contractor facilities at various locations throughout the United States (10 percent). Work performed under these contracts is expected to be completed in August 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $10,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. These contracts were solicited via a multiple award electronic request for proposals as a 100 percent small business set-aside; and five offers were received. The Naval Air Systems Command Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $35,595,116 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-10-C-0018) to exercise an option for operations and maintenance services in support of U.S. Navy Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md. (75 percent), and outside the United States (25 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $35,595,116 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Energetics Technology Center, Inc., Waldorf, Md., is being awarded a $23,332,073 firm-fixed-price research and development for work in support of energetics concepts development for enhanced blast weapon technology demonstrations sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and Defense Threat Reduction Agency. This requirement is for advanced research in the following specific research areas of analysis and technical investigation projects for traumatic brain injury, energetic informatics, energetic systems engineering, autonomous systems, and energetic materials. Work will be performed in La Plata, Md., and is expected to be completed by August 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $220,000 expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via a broad agency announcement, with eight offers submitted. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-11-C-0036).

Great Mills Construction Co.*, Great Mills, Md., is being awarded a maximum $18,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for new paving construction services consisting of new paving, paving repair and replacement of various types of pavement within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington area of responsibility (AOR). No task orders are being issued at this time. Work will be performed at various locations in the NAVFAC Washington AOR including Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Contract funds in the amount of $5,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The term of the contract is not to exceed 36 months, with an expected completion date of July 2014. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with nine proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N40080-11-D-0308).

DRS ICAS, L.L.C., Horsham, Pa., is being awarded an $8,322,206 indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for equipment, engineering and technical support services in support of the data link systems, communication systems, and cryptographic systems. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $44,000,000. Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C. (50 percent), and Horsham, Pa. (50 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2012. If all options are exercised, work could continue until August 2016. 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. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (N65236-11-D-3240).

ARMY

Medico Industries, Inc., Wilkes Barre, Pa. (W15QKN-11-D-0208), and Modern Industries, Inc., Erie, Pa. (W15QKN-11-D-0209), were awarded a $105,674,415 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple-award-task-order contract between two contractors. The award will provide for the facilities, personnel, and equipment for the manufacture of various high-explosive projectiles. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 17, 2020. Five bids were solicited, with five bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity.

IEC - All Star, L.L.C., Grandview, Mo., was awarded a $100,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction services for a broad range of military renovation, repair and maintenance projects in support of the Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Irwin, Calif. Work will be performed in Fort Irwin, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 17, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 20 bids received. The Installation Contracting Office, Fort Irwin, Calif., is the contracting activity (W9124B-11-D-0001).

NMA Architects Planners Leed Consultants, Carrollton, Texas (W9127S-11-D-6008); Altus Architectural Studios, Inc., Omaha, Neb. (W9127S-11-D-6006); and KAL Architects, Inc., Irvine, Calif. (W9127S-11-D-6004), were awarded a $75,000,000 multiple-award-task-order contract between three contractors. The award will provide for the planning services and design support in support of the Air Force Medical Services Design-Build Program. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 18, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 33 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock, Ark., is the contracting activity.

American Science & Engineering, Inc., Billerica, Mass., was awarded a $34,320,222 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide on-site maintenance and sustainment on Non-Intrusive Vehicle Inspection Systems Z backscatter vans. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Billerica, Mass., with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W52H09-08-D-0393).

Universal Solutions, Inc., Newport News, Va., was awarded a $31,400,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the field service support and program management on behalf of the Rapid Equipping Force. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 16, 2014. Seven bids were solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-11-D-0021).

Bethel Services, Bethel, Alaska, was awarded a $17,295,324 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 18 cold weather kits, and 68 shower water reuse systems. Work will be performed in Bethel, Alaska, with an estimated completion date of June 29, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (W911QY-11-C-0069).

Facility Services Management, Inc., Clarksville, Tenn., was awarded a $16,366,935 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for installation support services for the Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. Work will be performed in Yuma, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with eight bids received. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Yuma, Ariz., is the contracting activity (W9124R-11-C-0011).

Blair Remy Corp., d.b.a Blair-Remy Architects, Oklahoma City, Okla., was awarded a $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the architect and engineering services for multidiscipline design and related services for the Southwestern district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 15, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 18 bids received. The Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-11-D-0058).

BVB Construction, Ventura, Calif., was awarded a $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the electrical services in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 19, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with five bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento, Calif., is the contracting activity (W91238-11-D-0053).

IDSC Holdings, d.b.a. Snap On Industrial, Kenosha, Wis., was awarded a $10,694,104 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of a maximum quantity of 2,000 sets of shop set spare parts storage cabinets, product verification, and digital photos. Work will be performed in Hood River, Ore., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The U.S. Army TACOM, Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-D-0157).

CACI-WGI, Inc., Chantilly, Va., was awarded a, $8,903,674 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the support services to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization’s Operations and Training Division. Work will be performed in Iraq, and Arlington, Va., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 26, 2013. Five bids were solicited, with five bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-09-D-0057).

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Williston, Vt., was awarded an $8,596,739 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide the load, assemble and pack 155mm M231 and M232A1 Modular Artillery Charge System propelling charge increments. Work will be performed in Burlington, Vt., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 13, 2013. Two bids were solicited, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-09-C-0046).

A.T. Kearney, Inc., Chicago, Ill., was awarded a $7,065,222 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the support services to address the production cost of the F-135 engine. Work will be performed in Chicago, Ill., with an estimated completion date of May 18, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W91WAW-11-C-0033).

Jacob Engineering Group, Inc., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded a $7,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery contract. The award will provide for the architect and engineering services to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Military Construction Design Program. Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 8, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 109 bids received. The Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-11-D-0083).

Universal Solutions International, Inc., Newport News, Va., was awarded a $6,586,533 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the support services to execute the Army Manufacturing Technology Program. Work will be performed in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-11-C-0148).

AIR FORCE

Abacus Technology Corp., Chevy Chase, Md., is being awarded a $8,756,706 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor engineering and technical support services for the Royal Saudi Air Force Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence System sites and air bases. Electronic Systems Center/HSGK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8707-11-C-0016).

*Small business

International Fighter — Conference

International Fighter

8th-10th November 2011
Royal Air Force Museum, London, UK
www.international-fighter.com

International Fighter is the premier global forum for the fighter community bringing together for the last 10 years, senior Air Force Officials, Naval Aviators, Programme Managers and leading industry teams to engage in unbiased debate and discussion around future fighter requirements, upgrades and operational performance.

This November at Royal Air Forces Museum, you can expect the customary high-level insights and latest updates from across the globe on major programmes such as F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Gripen, Rafale, Typhoon and Super Hornet, alongside analysis of PAK/T-50 and J-20 developments in Russia and China.

Plus, brand new specialised briefings on weapon payloads, CAS missions, cost-effective life cycle management and non-traditional ISR, a dedicated focus day on Electronic Warfare and, fresh from theatre, performance analysis of fighters in Libyan operations.

This year’s senior-level speakers include:

Air Vice-Marshal Stuart Atha, Air Officer Commander Number One Group, Royal Air Force
Major General Michael R. Boera, Director of Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, US DoD

The full programme is available to download at www.international-fighter.com. Visit the International Fighter Resource Library for your FREE ACCESS to regularly updated podcasts, articles, speaker interviews and presentations at www.international-fighter.com.

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Lockheed Martin to Expand Health Care Expertise

August 23, 2011 by · Comment
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Following the recent announcement by General Dynamics (GD) that they will acquire privately held Vangent which provides health care IT services, Lockheed Martin (LMT) also increased its investment in health care offerings by agreeing to acquire QTC Holdings. QTC Holdings is a major source of medical evaluation services to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Terms of the deal were not announced and Lockheed also stated that the addition of this company would not have a material affect on its revenues or earnings.

While there has been a great deal of interest by defense contractors expanding their opportunity to participate in the expected growing market for Electronic Health Care Records (EHR) or health care IT in general this is a company that provides a very specific service that is based on the number of veterans processed each year. The VA has outsourced much of this work to a variety of companies and with the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan the number of persons requiring such evaluations has grown each year of the past decade.

When a military member leaves the service they receive an evaluation from the Department of Defense and the VA in order to determine any disability or care that may be needed when they are finished with their service. The disability evaluation is very important as it may lead to financial compensation beyond any retirement that the member has earned. The evaluation will also allow the member to get the necessary care for any injury, illness or issue caused by their service. HTC is one of several companies that performs these evaluations for the VA.

Lockheed by buying this company has found another channel for revenue and earnings that has growth potential rather then the more traditional defense contracting which is facing a potential for major cut backs. Expect to see more types of this kind of deal as the larger contractors position themselves for what could be a restructuring of the U.S.’s defense spending.

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Contracts for August 22, 2011



AIR FORCE

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Taunton, Mass., is being awarded a $900,000,000 maximum indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to allow the Global Broadcast Service Joint Program Office to acquire approximately 1,500 new receive suites, and approximately 1,100 retrofit kits, for fielded systems. ESC/HNSK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8307-11-D-0005).

DTS Aviation Services, Inc., is being awarded a $48,497,447 fixed-price incentive with award-fee contract modification for maintenance of T-38C, T-6, and T1A aircraft at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. 14 CONS/LGC, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., is the contracting activity (FA3002-05-C-0016).

Boeing Satellite Systems, Inc., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded an $8,895,000 fixed-price contract modification to authorize Boeing to retrofit the Block II space vehicles with RF bypass out-of-band cascading filter solutions. SMC/PKJW, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8808-06-C-0001, P00154).

U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

Ultra Armoring, L.L.C., Kings Mountain, N.C., is being awarded a $44,685,424 total ceiling, one-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price (FFP) delivery orders for the purchase of non-standard commercial vehicles in support of U.S. Special Operations Command Procurement Division. The first delivery order will be an FFP order obligating $23,532,541. The work will be performed in Shelby, N.C., and is expected to be completed by August, 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was awarded through other than full and open competition IAW 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(2), “Unusual and Compelling Urgency,” as implemented by FAR 6.302-2 in support of Combat Mission Needs Statement 168 (H92222-11-D-0027).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Canadian Commercial Corp., Ottawa, Canada, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $20,080,488 for a modern burner unit, spare parts, and accessories. The other location of performance is in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Using service is the Army. The date of performance completion is Aug. 18, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM3SE-11-D-0004).

NAVY

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded an $8,393,445 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0020) to exercise an option for 17 CV-22 low power repairs for AE1107 Turboshaft engines for the Air Force. Work will be performed in Oakland, Calif. (70 percent), and Indianapolis, Ind. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in February, 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $8,393,445 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

K-W Construction*, San Marcos, Texas, is being awarded $7,608,000 for firm-fixed-price task order #0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N69450-10-D-0774) for the Training-6, Texan, Phase II Facilities Recapitalization Project at Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi. The work to be performed provides for necessary repairs and modernization to a World War II-era hangar, and interior space modifications to two smaller buildings. The project includes replacement of interior walls, ceilings, and flooring, and structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical system repairs and/or replacement. The task order also contains one unexercised option, which, if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $7,788,000. Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is expected to be completed by November, 2013. Contract funds will 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.

*Small business

Defense Industry Projects a Good 2011 but 2012 and Out Look Worse

Most of the large and mid-sized defense contractors reported their most recent quarterly results in the last few weeks. While for the quarter the results were mixed with some seeing decent increases in earnings and revenue while others saw a drop overall they all felt that they would meet or exceed their estimates for the full year. The 2011 defense budget still remained high due to the extra spending for Afghanistan and Iraq as well as investment in some major weapon systems. The 2012 budget is working its way through Congress and will see some reductions based on proposals by the Services as well as Congress’ directed cuts but overall will be about the same as 2011. Spending beyond that could be considerably reduced based on the new debt reduction “super committee” as well as the pressure to decrease overall Federal deficits.

As the focus of the defense budget changes from paying for the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and the equipment and supplies they need to invest in new systems to replace older one or achieve new technologies some defense contractors will prosper over others. If the discussed defense cuts are followed through and amounts vary from $35 billion to $70 billion a year from a $700 billion budget then some major programs will be canceled, the size of the military will decrease greatly and parts of the defense industry in the U.S. will disappear. This will either be through M&A activity or just loss of contracts causing companies to fold up.

There have already been moves by the larger defense contractors to adjust to the potential changes in how the U.S. Defense Department spends its money. ITT Corporation (ITT) has decided to split yet again into three different companies basically separating their flat performing defense business from more successful water and chip manufacturing areas. L-3 Communications Holding (L3) while it had a good quarter announced that it too was spinning off part of itself to adjust to what it sees as the future in the U.S. It is setting up its Scientific, Engineering, Technical and Analytical (SETA) business as a new company. SETA contractors support government offices most often in acquisition and research and development. Many of these positions were converted to government positions and new Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) rules prevent companies that provide SETA services to also bid on large hardware programs. L-3 is adjusting by getting out of the business.

Perhaps the biggest adjustment was by Northrop Grumman (NOC) who moved to separate their entire shipbuilding segment earlier this year. Rather then sell it to one of their competitors they set up a new company entirely, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). This was in realization that future U.S. Navy shipbuilding plans were so limited it could not necessarily support the current number of shipyards in the U.S. HII has already moved to close its yard in Louisiana with significant effect on the local economy.

Other companies have moved out to use M&A to position themselves. Many of the larger companies such as Boeing (BA) and Lockheed Martin (LMT) have been buying intelligence and cyber security companies to expand their opportunities. General Dynamics (GD) earlier this week made a big move by spending almost $1 billion on a health IT company. With the focus on health care reform including improvements in record keeping and storage IT may become a big source of business for government contractors. The company, Vangent, which was privately held also just completed a large contract with the Census Bureau that should be offered again in a few years.

The U.S. military is pursuing some large programs over the next decade. These if they are canceled or cut back will have the largest effect on revenues and earnings. For Lockheed Martin it is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that is finally moving towards large scale production. A reduction in planned quantities will severely affect that company. For Boeing it is the KC-46A new aerial tanker as the Air Force plans to buy at least 179 initially at a cost of over $30 billion. General Dynamics has major ship and submarine construction programs and the Navy if it cuts these will limit GD’s future performance.

Right now the next several months should see major defense contractors maintain their revenues and earnings except in odd cases where contracts are restructured or ending. Once the 2012 budget is decided upon that will give an indication of how next year will be. Then 2013 and out should start to see some cuts in defense spending with similar effect on the companies. It can be expected that there will be a decrease in performance accelerating if severe cuts are made by the United States. The ability of the contractors to move to different business areas in response to these cuts will dictate how badly they are affected. All indications are right now that this sector will struggle in the next few years to maintain what they have let alone growing it even more. There may be more moves coming similar to those by Northrop, ITT and L-3.

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Contracts for August 19, 2011



NAVY

Island Pacific Energy, L.L.C.*, Honolulu, Hawaii (N62742-11-D-1191); Pacific Energy Solutions, L.L.C.*, Honolulu, Hawaii (N62742-11-D-1192); and Photon Finance, L.L.C.*, Mountain View, Calif. (N62742-11-D-1196), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for the purchase of reliable locally generated solar alternating current power from Solar Power Generation Systems at military installations for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific area of responsibility (AOR). The work to be performed provides for installation of Solar Power Generation Systems on roofs, parking shade structures, and vacant parcels of land. The installations will purchase solar alternating current power only, and will not construct, own, or maintain any generation assets. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and four option years, for all three contracts combined is $500,000,000. No task orders are being issued at this time. Work will be performed in the NAVFAC Pacific AOR, state of Hawaii. The installations include, but are not limited to, the following Oahu facilities: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam; Marine Corps Base Hawaii; Schofield Barracks; Wheeler Army Airfield; Tripler Army Medical Center; Fort DeRussy; the Asia Pacific Center for Strategic Studies; Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station; Naval Magazine West Loch; the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai; and the Army Reserve Center on Maui. The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of August 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $15,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website,with 13 proposals received. These three contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. Task orders issued under the contract are contemplated to be for a period of up to 30 years pursuant to the statutory authority of 10 U.S. Code 2922a. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $135,000,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the engineering, manufacturing, and development of the F/A-18E/F Infrared Search and Track System, a long-wave infrared detection system that targets airborne vehicles in a radar-denied environment. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo. (57 percent); Orlando, Fla. (35 percent); Santa Ana, Calif. (4 percent); and Irvine, Calif. (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0036).

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp.*, Warminster, Pa., is being awarded an $84,702,930 firm-fixed-priced, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project under Topics N92-170, entitled “Laser Detection & Ranging Identification Demonstration,” and N94-178, entitled “Air Deployable Expendable Multi-parameter Environmental Probe.” This Phase III award provides for the production, validation, and delivery of the Gondola avionic sensor packages for the Army. In addition, this contract provides for field service representative support; delivery, installation, operation, and maintenance of hardware; continued testing; engineering services; modeling, simulation, analysis; systems engineering and integration in support of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Program. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (75 percent); Elizabeth City, N.C. (20 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (3 percent); and Warminster, Pa. (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed in August 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $60,000,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This Phase III contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-5. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-11-C-0214).

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $21,027,297 modification to the previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2100) for continued procurement of common missile compartment prototype material, manufacturing and test. The contract will be for manufacturing and testing equipment to be used in the manufacture of the common missile compartment for the Ohio Replacement Program. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and is scheduled to be completed by May 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Groton, Conn., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, Louisville, Ky., is being awarded a $13,502,273 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order to previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-07-G-5438) for two MK 45 Mod 2 gun mount upgrades. The technical instruction is to inspect and verify the configuration of MK 45 Mod 2/4 gun compatibility kits. The contractor shall provide material and services required to overhaul and upgrade the gun mount to the MK 45 Mod 4 Baseline “E” configuration. Work will be performed in Louisville, Ky. (80 percent), and Minneapolis, Minn. (20 percent), and is expected to complete by September 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.

CMS Toltest, Inc.*, Bargersville, Ind., is being awarded $13,401,318 for firm-fixed-price task order #0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N69450-10-D-1271) for construction of a waterfront emergency generator building at Naval Submarine Station Kings Bay. The work to be performed provides for construction of a ballistically hardened emergency generator building which will house and support two emergency generators, required systems, generator controls, underground power distribution and site improvements. Work will be performed in Kings Bay, Ga., and is expected to be completed by May 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Five proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

The AGVIQ-CH2M Hill, J.V. III*, Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $12,500,000 cost-plus-award-fee modification to increase the maximum dollar value of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N62470-08-D-1006) for environmental remedial action services on Navy and Marine Corps installations at sites in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic area of responsibility. The work to be performed provides for environmental restoration services at environmentally contaminated sites, predominately comprehensive environmental response, compensation and liability act sites, contaminated by solvents, petroleum, oil and lubricants, metals, acids, bases, reactives, polychlorinated biphenyls, pesticides and other related activities associated with returning various sites to safe and acceptable levels of contamination in support of the Navy’s Environmental Restoration Program, Munitions Response Program, and other similar programs. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $112,500,000. Work will be performed primarily in Florida (40 percent); Mississippi (20 percent); Alaska (5 percent); areas of the Caribbean (5 percent); Georgia (5 percent); Oregon (5 percent); Puerto Rico (5 percent); South Carolina (5 percent); Texas (5 percent); and Washington (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed by March 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded an $11,919,072 cost-plus-fixed-fee order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-10-G-4304) to support submarine repair work at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. This contract is for skilled tradesmen support to four chief of naval operations submarine maintenance availabilities scheduled to be performed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Ships scheduled to undergo repairs include USS San Juan (SSN 751); USS Pasadena (SSN 752); USS Miami (SSN 755); and USS Virginia (SSN 774). Work will be performed in Portsmouth, N.H., and is scheduled to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $11,919,072 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Groton, Conn., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, Louisville, Ky., is being awarded a $6,755,696 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order to previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-07-G-5438) for material and services required to inventory, verify configuration, re-manufacture and convert, perform ordnance alteration and upgrade, inspect, test and prepare for shipment the components and major assemblies for a MK 45 gun mount. Work will be performed in Louisville, Ky. (80 percent), and Minneapolis, Minn. (20 percent), and is expected to complete by February 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is announcing the award of an indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory, Logan, Utah, with an award value of $150,000,000. Under this contract (HQ0147-11-D-0052), Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory will work with MDA to provide technology development for electro-optic sensor systems, space rated instrument and payload development data, essential engineering, research, and development capabilities and services in the development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory is a university affiliated research center sponsored by MDA as designated by the director of defense research and engineering. This contract was a sole-source award and the work will be performed at one of the following locations: Logan, Utah; Huntsville, Ala.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Fort Belvoir, Va., from August 2011 through August 2016. Fiscal 2011 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,070,442 will be used to incrementally fund the first task orders under this effort. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is not a foreign military sale acquisition. The MDA, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Alaska Aerospace Corp., Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $48,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to provide launch spaceport services for the Space Launch Division within the Space and Missile Systems Center/Space Development and Test Directorate. SMS/SDTD/PKT, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., is the contracting activity (FA8818-11-D-0026; Task Order 0001).

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Kirkham Way, Calif., is being awarded an $11,563,779 cost-plus-incentive and firm-fixed-price contract to purchase MQ-9 Reaper; development of aircraft structural improvement program master plan; left set synthetic aperture radar; and high definition integrated sensor control system. ASC/WIIK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-05-G-3028-0049-19).

Ft. Mohave Construction/Rock Gap Engineering, J.V., Mohave Valley, Ariz., is being awarded a $9,512,375 firm-fixed-price contract to provide electrical construction work. CONS/LGCB, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., is the contracting activity (FA4887-11-D-0010)

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Dexis, L.L.C., Des Plaines, Ill., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $26,250,000 for dental imaging systems, software licenses, computers, technical support, maintenance and accessories. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Aug. 18, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM2D1-11-D-8383).

Dentsply Professional, York, Pa., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum $6,250,000 for distribution of general dental supplies. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is Sept. 25, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM2DE-11-D-7456).

*Small business

Border Security Asia — Conference

Border Security Asia

Date: 30 – 31 January 2012
Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore
URL Link: http://www.smi-online.co.uk/bordersecurity-asia18.asp

Description:
SMi proudly presents the launch of its inaugural Border Security Asia Pacific conference and exhibition which will be held in Singapore on the 30th and 31st January 2012. The conference offers you the opportunity to hear the latest regional Maritime Border Protection Programmes and assess how different regional agencies are securing maritime borders and coastlines.

Effective border security is a major challenge across the Asia Pacific. Critical, “daily” issues involving criminal activities, include drug trafficking, the smuggling of weapons and other illegal contraband, and human trafficking. In addition, there is always the issue of security from terrorist attacks which is certainly a major concern that drives many border security considerations.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and network with a diverse mixture of international experts from the Border Security community. Taking part in this event will ensure you are kept fully up-to-date with the latest challenges, threats and solutions ensuring you stay at the forefront of this important sector.

Border Security Asia Pacific is being organised in an exclusive partnership with Borderpol, the World Border Organization. This partnership will explore the current threats and challenges facing the regional border management community – from the experiences of national border agencies to the problems and solutions facing policy makers.

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/bordersecurity-asia18.asp. Alternatively, contact Stuart McLaren at Tel: +44 (0)207 827 6110 or Email: [email protected]

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Army Awards Next Contracts for New Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Program

The U.S. Army awarded the next set of contracts for further development of the new Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV). This program is to develop and produce a system to replace the current M2 Bradley family of armored troop carriers. The Bradley along with its M1 Abrams Tank partner were originally developed in the 1980′s as replacements for the M60 and M113 models of vehicles.

As with other recent programs such as the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) – ATV for use in Afghanistan and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program to develop the HUMVEE replacement the U.S. military is taking a step-by-step approach where multiple bidders are awarded contracts to develop prototype vehicles. These competing systems will then participate in a series of tests and one will be chosen to go on. The goal is to reduce risk and also price through competition.

The Army awarded two contracts for this next stage of the program. Three teams had submitted bids and the one by SAIC (SAIC) and Boeing (BA) is the odd man out. The proposals from the team of BAE Systems (BAE:LSE) and Northrop Grumman (NOC) was awarded a $450 million contract for this next effort while the General Dynamics (GD) team won one worth $440 million. This phase of the program is to last twenty-four months and at the end the Army will select one proposal to begin entering the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase which will lead to low rate production.

Boeing and SAIC had been the lead contractors on the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program which was to develop a family of wheeled vehicles that would replace the M1/M2 family. Due to cost and schedule problems this program was cancelled by the Obama Administration in 2009 and part of this decision is the new GCV program.

BAE Systems currently refurbishes and maintains the M2 vehicles having acquired the U.S. company responsible for original production and development. GD makes the Stryker wheeled combat vehicle for the U.S. Army that was originally the interim solution while FCS was developed.

The GCV is not without controversy as the original Request for Proposal (RFP) was cancelled and a new one issued when it was found that solutions were going to be in the 70 ton weight class and cost upwards of $25 million. This was mainly due to the requirements for armor to protect against Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and mines. These two contracts arise out of the new RFP issued last December that was more flexible about its requirements.

The total requirement for the GCV could be several thousand vehicles and be worth tens of billions of dollars over the next several decades.

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Aerojet’s Improved Rocket Motor Propels Lockheed Martin’s GMLRS+ Demonstration — Press Release

Aerojet’s Improved Rocket Motor Propels Lockheed Martin’s GMLRS+ Demonstration

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its improved Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rocket motor propelled the successful Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control GMLRS+ flight test at White Sands Missile Range.

GMLRS+ is a Lockheed Martin internal research and development program designed to upgrade the combat-proven GMLRS Unitary system. Utilizing existing production tooling and the current GMLRS propellant formulation, Aerojet’s rocket motor demonstrated a significant increase in range, plus process improvements that will increase the affordability of the GMLRS rocket.

During the test, Aerojet’s rocket motor burned full duration and the GMLRS+ achieved the predicted increase in range. This flight test was preceded by successful static fire tests at Aerojet’s high-rate production facility in Camden, Ark.

“Aerojet is proud to be a key contributor to the long and successful history of the MLRS program starting in the 1970s,” said John Myers, Aerojet’s vice president for Tactical Systems. “We continue to focus and invest on improving operational capability and the affordability of the GMLRS rocket motor even after more than 15,000 deliveries. The GMLRS+ rocket motor can provide additional performance at a lower cost and will not require any investment in additional production capacity.”

The MLRS program is a five-nation international cooperative program with the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy. In addition, the system has been fielded to 11 additional nations. It has been one of the most successful development and production programs in U.S. acquisition history, being hailed as a model for design to cost and continual improvement models. Aerojet has been repeatedly recognized by the Department of Defense and industry as a leader in affordability during transition to production, including the GMLRS program.

Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion, defense and armaments markets. GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company’s excess real estate assets. Additional information about Aerojet and GenCorp can be obtained by visiting the companies’ websites at http://www.Aerojet.com and http://www.GenCorp.com.

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Contracts for August 18, 2011



ARMY

BAE Systems Land and Armaments, L.P., Troy, Mich., was awarded a $449,964,969 fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for the technology development phase for the Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Work will be performed in Madison, Ala.; Detroit, Mich.; Waltham, Mass.; and Troy, Mich., with an estimated completion date of June 26, 2013. Bids were solicited through the Internet with three bids received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-C-C001).

General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded a $439,715,950 fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for the technology development phase for the Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Mich.; Dallas, Texas; Plano, Texas; Detroit, Mich.; and Taunton, Mass., with an estimated completion date of June 26, 2013. Bids were solicited through the Internet with three bids received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-C-C002).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

North American Rescue, L.L.C., Greer, S.C., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract with a maximum $240,915,660 for a variety of stretchers and litters. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is Aug. 18, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM2DH-11-D-8214).

Science Application International Corp., Fairfield, N.J., was issued a modification exercising the sixth option year on the current contract SPM500-04-D-BP15/P00023. Award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, prime vendor contract. This option has an estimated maximum $25,000,000 for maintenance, repair, and operations for the Northwest region. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Aug. 17, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Graybar Electric Co., Inc., St. Louis, Mo., was issued a modification exercising the sixth option year on the current contract SPM500-04-D-BP14/P00024. Award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, prime vendor contract. This option has an estimated maximum $25,000,000 for maintenance, repair, and operations for the Alaska region. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Aug. 17, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

ITT Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $73,603,550 cost-plus-award-fee/cost-plus-fixed-fee/cost-reimbursement contract modification for the Systems Engineering and Sustainment Integrator (SENSOR), which is to provide system engineering integration and sustainment of ground-based missile warning, missile defense, and space surveillance sensors. The SENSOR systems currently include ground-based radars and optical systems controlled and operated by U.S. Strategic Command and Air Force Space Command. ESC/HSIK, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity (F19628-02-C-0010, P00326).

ITT Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $20,322,990 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification for the Systems Engineering and Sustainment Integrator (SENSOR), which is to provide system engineering integration and sustainment of ground-based missile warning, missile defense, and space surveillance sensors. The SENSOR systems currently include ground-based radars and optical systems controlled and operated by U.S. Strategic Command and Air Force Space Command. ESC/HSIK, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity (F19628-02-C-0010, P00313).

NAVY

Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors, Manassas Va., is being awarded a $14,500,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to existing contract (N00024-11-C-6247) to deliver eight Integrated Submarine Imaging Systems (ISIS) for Navy submarines. Five systems shall be delivered to Virginia-class submarines, while the remaining three shall be delivered to SSN 688-class submarines. ISIS provides mission critical, all weather, visual, and electronic search, digital image management, indication, warning, and platform architecture interface capabilities for Navy submarines. ISIS rolls-up existing components and near term capabilities, and provides a robust architecture for efficiently inserting future capabilities as they become available. Work will be performed in Manassas, Va., and is expected to be completed in April 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity

Harris Corp., Government Communications Systems Division, Melbourne, Fla., is being awarded an $8,095,188 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-10-D-0050) for the full rate production and support of 125 digital map computers for the Navy (67); and the governments of Kuwait (43), Malaysia (10), and Finland (five). In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of 49 digital video map computers for the U.S. Navy; and 52 extension housings for the governments of Kuwait (43), and Malaysia (nine), in support of multiple aircraft platforms. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Fla., and is expected to be completed in June 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($5,701,650; 70.4 percent); and, under the Foreign Military Sales Program, the governments of Kuwait ($1,776,717; 22 percent), Malaysia ($412,696; 5.1 percent), and Finland ($204,125; 2.5 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

GD Acquires Large Health IT Company

With the foreseeable reduction in U.S. defense spending one way that defense contractors can mitigate its effects is to branch out their business lines into areas that might see increased government spending in the future. That is why the large companies such as Boeing (BA), Lockheed Martin (LMT) and others have been investing in intelligence and cyber security companies and capabilities.

Now General Dynamics (GD) has done the same by acquiring a large health care IT provider, Vangent. THe deal to buy Vangent from its private equity firm owner, Veritas Capital, is valued at almost $1 billion which makes it one of the largest recent M&A moves by a defense contractor in recent times.

Not only is the Defense Department expected to invest heavily in electronic health records and data sharing systems but also Federal organizations like the Veterans Administration (VA), Health & Human Services (HHS), and many of the states. GD through this acquisition is positioning themselves to take advantage of this market. Vangent itself had over the past year invested in smaller companies that had done significant work in the area of government medical services.

The “Obamacare” health reform act is also going to require a large investment in health IT. It will reward doctors, hospitals, insurance companies and other health care providers who spend money on Electronic Health Records and other technology. This will create a large market for companies offering those products which could include GD and other defense contractors like Northrop Grumman (NOC) who have provided government IT services to states such as Virginia.

GD already provides health related services to some parts of the Defense Department including the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) system. This is attempting to build electronic health care records for military members.

The addition of Vangent will only expand GD’s capabilities and perhaps help it ride out the coming period of reduced investment in weapon systems and combat support networks. It can be expected that other defense contractors may follow suit in the next few years as they look for potential acquisitions who can expand their offerings and products.

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