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Contracts for September 30, 2011



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

City Light and Power, Inc., Long Beach, Calif.* was awarded contract SP0600-11-C-8275. The award is a fixed price with prospective price redetermination contract for a maximum $492,866,723 for the assumption of ownership, operation and maintenance of electric distribution utility system and shall furnish labor, management, supervisions, permits, equipment, supplies, materials, transportation, and other services for complete ownership, operation, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades to the system. Other location of performance is in Maryland. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is April 30, 2062. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Hardin County Water District No. 1, Radcliff, Ky., was awarded contract SP0600-11-C-8271. The award is a regulated tariff contract for a maximum $253,843,146 for the assumption of ownership, operation and maintenance of potable water utility system and shall furnish labor, management, supervisions, permits, equipment, supplies, materials, transportation, and other services for complete ownership, operation, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades to the system. Other location of performance is Fort Knox, Kentucky. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is Jan. 31, 2062. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Crowley Petroleum Distribution, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska was awarded contract SP0600-11-D-4004. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $142,696,631 for the delivery of diesel fuel, jet fuel and regular gasoline. Other locations of performance vary throughout Alaska. Using services are Army, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2015. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Verendrye Electric Cooperative, Inc., Velva, N.D.* was awarded contract SP0600-11-C-8274. The award is a firm fixed price with prospective price redetermination contract for a maximum $84,828,896 for the assumption of ownership, operation and maintenance of electrical distribution system and shall furnish labor, management, supervisions, permits, equipment, supplies, materials, transportation, and other services for complete ownership, operation, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades to the system. Other location of performance is Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is January 2062. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Petro Star Inc., Anchorage, Alaska,* was awarded contract SP0600-11-D-4011. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $44,886,274 for the delivery of diesel fuel, jet fuel and regular gasoline. Other locations of performance vary throughout Alaska. Using services are Army, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2015. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

International Enterprises, Inc., Talladega, Ala., was awarded contract SPRHA4-11-D-0002. The award is a firm fixed price, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract for a maximum $38,500,000 for F16 electronic module assemblies. Other location of performance is Israel. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2016. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Guaranteed Returns, Holbrook, N.Y.,* was issued a modification exercising the fourth option year on the current contract SPM200-07-D-5201/P00007. The award is an indefinite quantity service type contract with a maximum $20,000,000 for pharmaceutical reverse distribution program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Pharma Logistics, LTD, Mundelein, Ill.,* was issued a modification exercising the fourth option year on the current contract SPM200-07-D-5205/P00008. The award is an indefinite quantity service type contract with a maximum $20,000,000 for pharmaceutical reverse distribution program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

EXP Pharmaceutical Services Corp., Fremont, Calif.* was issued a modification exercising the fourth option year on the current contract SPM200-07-D-5206/P00007. The award is an indefinite quantity service type contract with a maximum $20,000,000 for pharmaceutical reverse distribution program. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2012. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

United Technologies Corp., East Hartford, Conn. was awarded contract SPRTA1-09-G-0001-0271. The award is a firm fixed price contract for a minimum $17,410,192 for aircraft engine parts. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is November 2012. Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

Petro Marine Services, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska,** was awarded contract SP0600-11-D-4010. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $16,255,158 for the delivery of diesel fuel, jet fuel and regular gasoline. Other locations of performance vary throughout Alaska. Using services are Army, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2015. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Delta Western, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska was awarded contract SP0600-11-D-4005. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $13,692,078 for the delivery of diesel fuel, jet fuel and regular gasoline. Other locations of performance vary throughout Alaska. Using services are Army, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2015. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Mansfield Oil Co., Gainsville, Ga.,* was awarded contract SP0600-11-D-4008. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $13,146,485 for the delivery of diesel fuel, jet fuel and regular gasoline. Other locations of performance vary throughout Alaska. Using services are Army, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2015. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Sinclair Oil Corp., Salt Lake City, Utah* was awarded contract SP0600-11-D-0523. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract for $12,867,122 for aviation turbine fuel. Other location of performance is Wyoming. Using service is Defense Logistics Agency Energy. The date of performance completion is Dec. 31, 2011. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo. was awarded contract SP0400-01-D-9406. The award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for $8,344,833 for wire modification kits. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is October 2011. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa.

EDO Corp., Amityville, N.Y. was awarded contract SPRWA1-11-D-0040. The award is a firm fixed price contract for a maximum $7,742,391 for IF channelizer parts. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is Sept. 29, 2016. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Procurement Operations Warner Robins, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Petro Marine Services, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska** was issued a modification on the current contract SP0600-11-D-4010/P0001. Award is a fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $7,416,765 for the delivery of diesel fuel, jet fuel and regular gasoline. Other locations of performance vary throughout Alaska. Using services are Army, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Sept. 30, 2015. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

NAVY

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $143,873,774 not-to-exceed modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-5431) for Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles, associated shipping containers, and spares. At time of award, only $15,598,848 is being obligated. This contract modification includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract modification to $177,014,319. This contract action combines purchases for the Navy (27.9 percent), and the governments of Australia (32.2 percent), Denmark (29.8 percent), Germany (4.2 percent), Norway (3.4 percent), Greece (.8 percent) and Canada (.6 percent) under the NATO Sea Sparrow Consortium, and Foreign Military Sales to Japan (1.1 percent). Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. (45 percent); Australia (11 percent); Andover, Mass. (10 percent); Germany (8 percent); Canada (7 percent); Netherlands (6 percent); Norway (5 percent); Spain (3 percent); Camden, Ark. (2 percent); Denmark (1 percent); Greece (1 percent); and Turkey (1 percent); and is expected to be complete by August 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Sunpower Corp., Richmond, Calif., is being awarded $100,268,000 for firm-fixed-price task order #0002 under a previously awarded multiple award contract (N62583-10-D-0330) for procurement of electricity produced from a renewable energy generating system at Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake. The work to be performed provides for the provision of electric power from a renewable energy generating system that is constructed, owned, operated, and maintained by the contractor on Government property located within the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif. The Government will procure the power using the 10 U.S.C. 2922(a) authority. Work will be performed in China Lake, Calif., and is expected to be completed by July 2032. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Twelve proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Specialty Center Acquisitions, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Irvine, Calif., is being awarded a $63,479,887 firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of a Bachelor Enlisted Quarters Homeport Ashore at Naval Base San Diego. The work to be performed also provides for a multi-story parking structure. The construction site requires no demolition of buildings although some utilities and roadways may have to be relocated. The contract also contains one planned modification, which if issued would increase cumulative contract value to $75,722,887. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by October 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 14 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62473-11-C-2804).

Dck/TtEC, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded $62,162,548 for firm-fixed-price plus award fee task order #JU01 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62742-09-D-1172) for design and construction of a new multi-story transient wounded warrior lodging facility and separate stand-alone parking structure at the Naval Support Activity, National Naval Medical Center. The facility shall be Americans with Disabilities Act compliant and Architectural Barriers Act accessible, and include 100 suites/living spaces, offices, recreation areas, kitchenettes, community areas, and mechanical/equipment spaces. Facility shall be designed for assisted living for personnel recovering from severe physical injuries, and include spaces for rehabilitation and recovery. The facility shall be equipped with nurses call systems. Work will be performed in Bethesda, Md., and is expected to be completed by January 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., is being awarded a $49,578,210 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, requirements contract (N00019-11-D-0014) to exercise an option for logistics services and materials for organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance to support 273 T-34, 54 T-44 and 62 T-6 aircraft based primarily at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, Texas, NAS Whiting Field, Fla. and NAS Pensacola, Fla. Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas (50 percent), Whiting Field, Fla. (39 percent), Pensacola, Fla. (8 percent), and various sites within the continental United States (3 percent). Work is expected to be completed in February 2012. No funds will be obligated at time of award. 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.

General Dynamics Advanced Informational Systems Inc., McLeansville, N.C., is being awarded a $48,606,916 contract with cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price line items for the engineering, manufacturing and development of the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV). The SMCM UUV system will provide the fleet mine warfare commander with enhanced mine-hunting capability. The SMCM UUV system will address the Navy's need to reliably detect and identify undersea volume and bottom mines in high-clutter environments and areas with potential for mine case burial. The SMCM UUV will also gather environmental data to provide intelligence support for other mine warfare systems. SMCM UUV system will be a part of the Littoral Combat Ship MCM mission package. This contract will also contain an option for the production of up to five low rate initial production systems. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $86,719,986. The contract will be initially funded with $10,119,000. Work will be performed in McLeansville, N.C. (38 percent), Quincy, Mass. (27 percent), Braintree, Mass. (16 percent), Houston, Texas (10 percent), Reston, Va. (5 percent), State College, Pa. (3 percent), and Fairfax, Va. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $237,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitive procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with four offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City Beach, Fla., is the contracting activity (N61331-11-C-0017).

Lakeshore Toltest JV LLC, Maumee, Ohio, is being awarded a $31,262,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of 71 new family housing units at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay. The work to be performed provides for site preparation, installation of utilities, construction includes structural, concrete, electrical, plumbing, roof systems, finishes, paving and all associated trades for development and new construction for Navy Family Housing. Work will be performed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and is expected to be completed by March 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 six proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N69450-11-C-1260).

FLIR Government Systems Pittsburgh, Inc., Freeport, Pa., is being awarded a $30,058,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the clip-on night vision device, image intensified, and accessories in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Funds in the amount of $65,100 will be obligated at time of award. Work will be performed in Freeport, Pa., and work is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $65,100 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. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-JN67).

URS Group Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas, is being awarded $28,907,281 for fixed-price-plus-award-fee task order #JU01 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62742-09-D-1174) for design and construction of a Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) at the Weapons Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico. The facility includes 150 rooms (300 person spaces) in the standard military two-plus-zero room configuration with semi-private bathrooms, walk-in closets, and ceiling fans. Community and service core areas consist of a passenger/freight elevator, laundry facilities, lounges, administrative offices, housekeeping areas, and public restrooms. Work will be performed in Quantico, Va., and is expected to be completed by August 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Four proposals were receive for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

EMCOR Government Services, Inc., Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $28,563,536 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N40080-10-D-0464) to exercise option one for Regional Base Operating Support services at various government facilities in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia within a 100-mile radius of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The regional base operating support services including but not limited to facility investment, pest control, grounds maintenance, fire protection, janitorial, refuse collection, and snow removal. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $56,272,438. Work will be performed at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.; U.S. Marine Corps Barracks, Washington, D.C.; National Maritime Intelligence Center, Suitland, Md.; Fort Washington Facility, Fort Washington, Md.; Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.; Arlington Service Center, Arlington, Va.; Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C.; Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock, Md.; Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Stump Neck, Md.; Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md.; Naval Support Facility, Dahlgren, Md.; Naval Research Laboratory, Annapolis, Md.; Defense Intelligence Agency, Quantico, Va.; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.; and the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center, Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C. Work is expected to be completed September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C. is the contracting activity.

Propper International, Inc., Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, is being awarded $25,241,597 for delivery order #0002 under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite- quantity contract (M67854-11-D-3070) for U.S. Marine Corps packs, spare/sustainment components, training materials and data reports. Work will be performed in Puerto Rico (81.5 percent) and Bozeman, Mont. (18.5 percent), and work is expected to be completed in Jan. 31, 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $25,220,607 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract resulted from an unrestricted competition. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-11-D-3070).

Eagle Industries Unlimited, Inc., Fenton, Mo., is being awarded a $24,987,743 delivery order #0002 under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-11-D-3071) for U.S. Marine Corps packs, spare/sustainment components, training materials and data reports. Work will be performed in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (52 percent) and Lares, Puerto Rico (48 percent), and work is expected to be completed in Jan. 31 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $25,008,732 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract resulted from an unrestricted competition. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-11-D-3071).

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Marine Systems Division, Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $23,093,493 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development activities associated with an Advanced Hybrid Drive System prototype design, manufacture, and test. The Advanced Hybrid Drive System could bi-directionally interconnect the existing propulsion and power generation systems on surface combatants. This interconnect is created by adapting the existing main reduction gear to accept an electric rotating machine, which can operate as either a motor or generator, and electrically connecting a bi-directional power converter to the existing ship’s service power system. Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, Calif. (38 percent), Anaheim, Calif. (33 percent), Cheswick, Pa. (28 percent), and Tallahassee, Fla. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2013. Contract funds in the amount $5,513,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Broad Agency Announcement with seven proposals requested. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-4224).

URS Federal Technical Services, Germantown Md., is being awarded a $22,684,648 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6282) for professional support services to Team Submarine in support of towed array systems, associated component systems and hull sensor systems. Professional support services in the areas of (1) program analysis, development, control and monitoring, (2) administration, communication and human resources, (3) business, finance, and cost estimating, (4) technical and engineering support, (5) information technology, and (6) life cycle support will be provided for Team Submarine. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and is expected to be completed by December 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $53,900 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Chemring Ordnance Inc., Perry, Fla., is being awarded a $22,128,477 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for MK124 MOD 1 day and night marine smoke and illumination signals used in marine search and rescue. Contract funds in the amount of $54,853 will be obligated at time of award. Work will be performed in Perry, Fla., and is expected to complete by September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $54,853 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This procurement was solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Ind., is the contracting activity.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $22,000,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0019) to provide non-recurring engineering in support of the F/A18E/F and EA-18G multi-year procurement. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in October 2014. 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.

FLIR Boston Systems, Inc., North Billerica, Mass., is being awarded an $18,141,400 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract for the clip-on night vision device, thermal, short-range, and accessories in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Funds in the amount of $420,920 will be obligated at time of contract award. Work will be performed in North Billerica, Mass., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $420,920 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with nine offers received. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-JN68).

Hensel Phelps Construction, Inc., Irvine, Calif., is being awarded a $15,460,963 modification to increase the maximum dollar value of a firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of mechanical, electrical infrastructure and site improvements at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms. The work to be performed provides for the design and construction of mechanical and electrical infrastructure for all electrical utility systems of all power, telecommunications and fiber optic cabling in all the substations (new and existing), Ocotillo switching station (B3083), central heat plant (bldg 1577), co-generation plant (bldg 1579), new co-generation plant, the existing communication buildings (1529, 1555, and 1981) and new communications building 1986. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $139,215,847. Work will be performed in Twentynine Palms, Calif., and is expected to be completed by February. 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62473-10-C-5018).

Barnhart Balfour Beatty, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded $13,684,138 for firm-fixed-price task order #0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-10-D-5407) for design and construction of a Special Operation Forces Close Quarters Combat Training Facility at Naval Base Coronado. The task order also contains four unexercised options and one planned modification, which if issued would increase the cumulative contract value to $16,159,062. Work will be performed in La Posta, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Apr. 2013. 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, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $13,000,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2303) for DDG 1000 class services. This contract modification provides additional class services associated with the detail design and construction of DDG 1000 class ships. This work will provide technical and industrial engineering in the interpretation and application of the detail design to support construction and the maintenance of the ship design. Work will be performed in Bath, Maine, and is expected to be completed by September 2012. 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.

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded a $12,400,000 firm-fixed price, indefinite delivery-indefinite-quantity contract to provide contractor logistics support (CLS) for the medium tactical vehicle replacement (MTVR). CLS includes Class IX parts, maintenance, and field service representative support. Work will be performed at all the various Marine Expeditionary Forces within the Marine Corps as well as in Afghanistan (90 percent) and various Seabees locations (10 percent), and work is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is a bridge to the original contract which was a competitive procurement. The Marine Corps Logistics Command, Albany, Ga. is the contracting activity (M67004-11-D-0013).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded an $11,676,687 firm-fixed-pricecontract for kits which will increase thefront gross axle weight rating of an armored medium tactical vehicle replacement satisfying vehicle fleet requirements for both the Marine Corps and Navy Seabees. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., and is expected to be completed in March 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $994,675 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va. is the contracting activity (M67854-11-C-0238).

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded an $11,632,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2104) for the procurement of onboard repair parts for SSN 784. The work will be performed in Groton, Conn. (70 percent) and Quonset Point, R.I. (30 percent), and is scheduled to be completed by August 2014. 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.

American Operations Corp., (AOC) Support Services LLC*, Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $11,414,020 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N62473-08-D-2307) to exercise option three for Base Operating Support services at the Naval Air Facility El Centro. The work to be performed provides for management, administrative services, utilities system maintenance, building and structures maintenance, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, refrigeration and compressed air equipment maintenance, transportation services, pest control services, ground electronics maintenance and services, transient aircraft services, supply services, welfare and recreation maintenance services, swimming pool operation and maintenance, combined bachelor housing, grounds maintenance, minor construction, support equipment maintenance services, and environmental services. The contractor shall provide all labor, supervision, engineering, materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies and transportation to perform all work described in the specifications. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $46,769,273. Work will be performed in El Centro, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Harrell Contracting, Inc.*, Worthington, Ind. (N40083-11-D-2463); Mastercraft Mechanical Contractors, Inc.*, Bloomington, Ind. (N40083-11-D-2464); Graves Plumbing Co., Inc.*, Switz City, Ind. (N40083-11-D-2465); and Messmer Mechanical, Inc.*, Jasper, Ind. (N40083-11-D-2466), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for mechanical maintenance, repairs and replacement at Naval Support Activity Crane and the Glendora Test Facility. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and two option years, for all four contracts combined is $10,000,000. The work to be performed provides for maintenance, repairs and/or replacements of existing heating, ventilating, and air conditioning and plumbing systems and associated components including equipment replacement and incidental related work. Harrell Contracting, Inc. is being awarded task order #0001at $32,680 for service calls for a period of 12-months and task order #0002 at $685,100 for Building 77 gym heating ventilation and air conditioning upgrades and renovation at Naval Support Activity Crane, Crane, Ind. Work for task order #0001 will be completed by September 2012 and work for task order #0002 is expected to be completed by November 2012. All work on this contract will be performed in Crane, Ind. (95 percent) and Sullivan, Ind. (5 percent). The term of the contract is not to exceed 36 months, with an expected completion date of September 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $717,780 are obligated on this award of which $685,100 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website as a Small Business set-aside, with four proposals received. These four contractors shall compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Midwest, Public Works Department, Crane, Ind. is the contracting activity.

Chemring Ordnance Inc., Perry, Fla., is being awarded a $9,624,045 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for MK140 MOD 0, MK141 MOD 0, and MK144 MOD 0 marine smoke and illumination signals. This contract will procure smoke signals used by submarines to signal distress or for the beginning, change or end of a training exercise. Work will be performed in Perry, Fla., and is expected to complete by September 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This procurement was solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with one offer received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Ind., is the contracting activity.

Insitu, Inc.,contracts,49 precent, $9,700,000 of singals of the current fiscal year. Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $7,574,845 firm-fixed-price contract for major end items and parts to be used in the Scan Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System. The Scan Eagle UAS is used for reconnaissance, convoy escort, direct action overflights, and other missions in operational theaters. Work will be performed in Bingen, Wash., and is expected to be completed by January 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City Beach, Fla., is the contracting activity (N61331-11-C-0011).

Diversified Services Contracting, Inc.*, Dunn N.C., is being awarded a $7,302,466 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N40080-10-D-0455) to exercise option two for a regional grounds maintenance services contract at various government facilities in Maryland., Washington, D.C. and Virginia, within a 100-mile radius of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, grounds maintenance, pest control, and snow removal. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $33,970,481. Work will be performed at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.; Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C.; Arlington Service Center, Arlington, Va.; Marine Corps Base Quantico, Quantico, Va.; Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C.; Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock, Md.; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.; and Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C., and work is expected to be completed Sepember 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $7,255,566 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-03-C-2101) for the already accomplished procurement of onboard repair parts for SSN 778. This contract is for the definitization of a previously required task order. Electric Boat Corp. procured one ship set of onboard repair parts for SSN 778. Work was performed in Groton, Conn. (75 percent), Newport News, Va. (20 percent), and Quonset Point, R.I. (5 percent), and was completed in August 2008. Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Groton, Conn., is the contracting activity.

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded $6,571,241 for fixed-price delivery order #0138 under an existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-06-D-5028). This delivery order is issued against exercised priced options for the purchase of 11 logistics vehicle system replacement production wrecker vehicles, 11 Roxtec pass through panels, 11 power distribution boxes, 11 Pioneer tool brackets, 11 slave valve caution data plates, preparation for the installation of government furnished equipment for 11 vehicles, shipping for 11 vehicles, and applicable federal retail excise tax. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., and work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Grace Pacific Corp., Kapolei, Hawaii, is being awarded $6,557,304 for firm-fixed-price task order HC08 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity construction contract (FA5215-09-D-0010) to repair the airfield south ramp, Areas 9, 10, 14, 15, 19-21, 25, 28, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. The work to be performed provides for airfield resurfacing, which includes cold planing and saw cutting the existing asphalt concrete pavement and providing new asphalt concrete pavement, geotextile material, pavement markings, and coal tar (jet) sealer. In addition to the resurfacing work, a topographical survey and a national pollutant discharge elimination system permit shall be provided. Work will be performed on Oahu, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by May 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $6,557,304 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One proposal was received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC of Madison, Ms. is being awarded a $138,968,513 firm fixed price contract modification to exercise FY12 options for logistics support for the T -1A aircraft at Vance, Columbus, Randolph, and Laughlin Air Force Bases and Pensacola Naval Air Station. Services included are contractor operated maintained supply, over and above, on-equipment, maintenance, data and field services representatives. This action is to exercise option period 1, Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012. OC-ALC/GKSKA, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. is the contracting activity. (FA8l06-09-C-000l PO0030)

Orion Air Group, LLC of Newport News, Va. is being awarded a $50,000,000 firm fixed price contract for the purchase of Global Express aircraft BD-700-1A10 Serial Number 9355 & 9358 and the aircraft engines currently installed on the aircraft. This aircraft has been modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. The aircraft and engines are provided by Northrop Grumman under sub-lease for operations in support of Overseas Contingency Operations under contract FA8726-09-C-0010. This contract also provides for the operation and maintenance of the BACN payload by Northrop Grumman and for the maintenance of the leased aircraft. BACN provides an airborne communications gateway to expand connectivity between various air and ground communications systems and provides translation across various communications domains. Contract FA8726-09-C-0010 fills an urgent and compelling requirement for enhanced communications capability for Overseas Contingency Operations. Air Force Materiel Command, Electronic Systems Center, Airborne Networks Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. is the contracting activity. (FA8307-11-C-0014)

BAE Systems Information and Electronics of Nashua, N.H. is being awarded a $47,000,000 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity cost plus fixed fee contract for the Trinity program, which seeks to develop a navigation warfare sensor that could replace traditional Global Positioning System receivers on a variety of Department of Defense platforms resulting in a significant increase in the number of future weapon systems operating in highly challenged electromagnetic environments having the capability to support Electronic Support operations as a part of planned missions. AFRL/PKSR, Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Ohio is the contracting activity. (FA8650-11-D-1192 0001)

URS Federal Support Services, Inc. of Germantown, Md. is being awarded a $39,386,000 firm fixed price contract modification to exercise option year five of the contract for Contractor Logistics Support for the RC-26B aircraft for the Air National Guard, consisting of maintenance, repair, support functions for the period of Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012. Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. is the contracting activity. (FA8106-07-C-0004 PO0146)

Raytheon Co., of McKinney, Texas is being awarded a $28,683,282 firm fixed price contract modification for procurement of 17 Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS) Model A Turret and 119 High Definition Electronic Units, 17 MTS Containers, 119 MTS HDEU containers and one (1) lot of shop replaceable units. ASC/WIIK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity. (FA8620-11-G-4050 0003)

Alion Science and Technology Corp., of Chicago, Ill. is being awarded an estimated $25,058,094 cost plus fixed fee, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract to conduct systems integration of weapons and weapons control systems currently in the acquisition cycle phase and beyond, in order to reduce vulnerability and improve mission success rates in defense of territory vital to the United States. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. is the contracting activity (SP0700-99-D-0301 DO0216).

DRS ICAS, LLC Tactical Terminals of Dayton, Ohio is being awarded a $12,059,636 firm fixed price; cost plus fixed fee, cost reimbursable no fee contract to integrate the Improved Altitude Hold and Hover System (IAHHS) on the HH-60G Aircraft. The purpose of this effort is to provide non-recurring engineering, trial install kits, kit proof kit, simulator kits, engineering lab kits, production kits, initial spares, data, flight testing support, and interim contractor support (ICS) to integrate the IAHHS on the HH-60G aircraft. WR-ALC/GRUKB, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. is the contracting activit. (FA8552-11-C-0010).

Sierra Nevada Corp., of Sparks, Nev. is being awarded a $10,000,000 cost plus fixed fee contract develop a next generation Distributed Common Ground Systems (DCGS) integration backbone capability that can migrate to the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise. This will be accomplished through investigation, development, testing, and evaluation of an enterprise architecture capable of joint, federal, and coalition interoperability in support of diverse mission and contingency operations. Deliverable items are software, hardware, and technical reports. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKD, Rome N.Y. is the contracting activity (FA8750-11-C-0252).

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Corp., of Sunnyvale, Fla. is being awarded a $9,800,000 cost plus award fee contract modification for a period of performance extension for contractor sustaining engineering support for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite program by two (2) months from Oct. 1, 2010 through Sept. 30, 2011 to Oct. 1, 2010 through Nov. 20, 2011. Support is provided for MilStar and AEHF satellite operations at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Support consists of on-orbit anomaly resolution and investigation, flight and payload software sustainment following the completion of on-orbit test, Networked AEHF System Tested Tool sustainment, mission control segment Increments 4 and 5 software maintenance, and support for mission control segment Increment 5 familiarization and development test as well as on-site technical support. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate, El Segundo, Calif. is the contracting activity (F04701-02-C-0002 PO0519).

DOSS Aviation, Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colo. is being awarded an estimated $8,583,000 firm fixed price contract modification to provide contract logistics support for 32 Air Force Academy aircraft located at Peterson Air Force Base and an Academy auxiliary airfield; all located in Colorado. This acquisition also includes contractor provided tow aircraft and tow pilots. OC-ALC/GKSKA, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. is the contracting activity (FA8106-07-C-0003 P00085).

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems of Warner Robins, Ga. is being awarded an estimated $8,395,974 cost plus award fee contract modification to modify and disassemble a UH-1N aircraft and convert it to a TH-1H aircraft. The cabin is inspected to find any cracks and corrosion which are repaired as required. The outdated obsolete analog avionics package is replaced with a state of the art avionic suite and analog display gauges are replaced with multi-functional displays. The complete drive train is replaced and a new Huey II kit is installed along with overhauled/upgraded engines, overhauled/upgraded transmission, avionics package, glass cockpit as well as new crashworthy seats. WR-ALC/GRUKB, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. is the contracting activity (FA8530-08-D-0008 0021).

ITI Industries, Inc., Systems Division of Cape Canaveral, Fla. is being awarded an $8,366,746 cost plus award fee, cost reimbursable contract modification for Space Lift Range System contract support for increased depot level software maintenance specifically to meet substantial AF Space Command Range information assurance (IA) requirements. The IA depot level software maintenance support is from the effective date of the modification to Oct. 31, 2012. SMC SLG/PK, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. is the contracting activity (F04701-0l-C-0001 PO0772).

L-3 Communications Corp., Link Simulation & Training of Arlington, Tex. is being awarded an $8,170,215 firm fixed price contract modification for the for the option III, IV, and V periods in support of the Mission Communication System (MCS) encompassing United States Air Force (USAF) unique communication systems, which allows for ground and airborne, secure and non-secure communications between aircraft and ground stations installed designated executive versions of the C-20B and VC-25A aircraft stationed at Andrews AFB, Maryland and in Europe. This contract provides engineering support for the MCS consisting of program management, systems engineering, technical support for configuration management, review of service reports, requests for technical information, preliminary engineering investigations, field technical representatives, systems integration lab support and operation, and the requirement to maintain drawings and technical data files. This contract provides for a 24-hour contact for in-flight emergencies, emergency inquiries, on-site support and operation of the test benches located at Andrews AFB including requests for software, firmware, and hardware changes including development and test, engineering feasibility studies, analysis and investigations of Material Deficiency Reports and mishaps; and requirements for technical orders, preliminary engineering change proposals, modifications, upgrades and enhancements including design, testing, integration, kit purchases and spares. OC-ALCIGKSKB, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. is the contracting activity (FA8106-08-C-0005 PO0065).

SRI International of Menlo Park, Calif., is being awarded a $7,491,195 cost plus fixed fee contract to be a companion program to the existing Clean-slate design of resilient, adaptive, secure hosts (CRASH) effort. CRASH takes a clean-slate approach to limiting the vulnerabilities within each host. Modular research-based composably trustworthy mission-oriented resilient clouds is concerned with the amplifying effect of the network, seeking to turn this around and use the network as a vulnerability damper and a source of resiliency. Deliverable items include prototype software, hardware and reports. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKD, Rome N.Y. is the contracting activity (FA8750-11-C-0249).

Telcordia Technologies, Inc. of Piscataway, N.J., is being awarded a $7,111,956 cost plus fixed fee contract to research, develop, test, and deploy the Autonomous Collaborative Control for Resilient Cyber Defense system. The focus will be on the development of a clean slate approach to engineer cloud computing infrastructure that designs out known vulnerabilities and provides the ability to contain previously unknown attacks to recover with immunity. Deliverable items are software, hardware, and technical reports. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKD, Rome N.Y. is the contracting activity (FA8750-11-C-0254).

Five Rivers Services of Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $7,022,503 firm fixed price with cost reimbursable line items contract modification to manage, operate, maintain, and logistically support the nine Air Force Space Surveillance System field stations at Red River Ark., Jordan Lake Ala., Elephant Butte N.M., Gila River Az., Lake Kickapoo Texas, Silver Lake Ms., Hawkinsville Ga., Tattnall Ga., and San Diego Calif. 21 CONS/LGCZB, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. is the contracting activity (FA2517-09-C-8003 P00056).

Bell Contracting Inc. of Midwest City, Okla. is being awarded a $6,562,057Firm Fixed Price, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity, Delivery Order contract to provide all plant, labor, equipment, instruments, materials, transportation-and incidentals necessary to repair by replacing & widening the concrete keel full depth, install and subgrade drainage system and new pavement markings on runway 12/30 between midfields and taxiway ‘G’ at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. 72nd Contracting Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. is the contracting activity. (FA8101-08-D-0007 0035)

UNITED STATES TRANSPORTATION COMMAND

CAV International Inc., of Greenville, S.C., is being awarded a $14,338,464.00 fixed-price modification. This contract modification will fund option year two to provide continuing Air Terminal and Ground Handling Services on behalf of the Air Mobility Command in support of the Department of Defense airlift system at Kuwait International Airport/Abdullah Al Mubarak Airbase, Kuwait and will be completed September 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contracting activity is U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., (HTC711-10-C-S002).

American Auto Logistics, LP of Park Ridge, N.J., is receiving a $13,063,478 increase to its firm fixed price award for transportation and storage services of privately owned vehicles. Work will be performed at multiple continental United States and outside of continental United States locations and is expected to be completed Oct. 31, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contracting activity is U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., (DAMT01-03-D-0184).

Science Applications International Corp., of McLean, Va., has been awarded a $9,573,148 Cost Plus Award Fee task order modification for Option Period Two for AT21 Business Process Management services in support of USTRANSCOM. Work will be performed at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contracting activity is U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., (HC1028-08-D-2025-6S01/14).

Webster Data Communication, Inc., of Fairfax, Va., has been awarded a $9,166,827 Firm Fixed Price and Labor Hour task order modification in order to fund the base period of performance for corporate services support. Work will be performed at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. and DISA Defense Enterprise Computing Center St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed 30 September 2012. Task order funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Nineteen prospective contractors were solicited and three offers were received in response to the solicitation. The contracting activity is U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., (HTC711-11-F-D051/P00001).

IBM Corp., of Fairfax, Va., has been awarded a $9,675,750 labor hour task order modification for Option Period Three for Distribution Portfolio Management services in support of the U.S. Transportation Command directorate of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems. Work will be performed at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. and is expected to be completed 30 September 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contracting activity is U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., (HTC711-07-0011-0002/08).

Systems Research and Applications Corp., (SRA), of Fairfax, Va., has been awarded a $9,332,165 labor-hour task order modification for Option Year Three for enterprise support services. Work will be performed at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and SRA facilities in O’Fallon, Ill., Fairfax, Va., and Alexandria, Va., and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2012. Task order funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contracting activity is U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., (HTC711-09-F-0005/P00018).

Paragon Technology Group of Vienna, Va., has been awarded a $12,786,732 labor hour task order modification for Option Period Three for Program Management Office support services in support of the U.S. Transportation Command Program Management Office. Work will be performed at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contracting activity is U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., (HC1028-08-F-2812/P00037).

Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc., of Vienna, Va., has been awarded an $8,547,591 Firm Fixed Priced task order modification for Option Year Four for Systems Response Center Call Center support. Work will be performed at PSS facilities in Fairview Heights, Ill. and Vienna, Va., and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contracting activity is U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., (HTC711-08-F-0031/P00015).

Kalitta Charters, LLC, of Ypsilanti, Mich., of Washington, D.C., is being awarded a $12,648,598.95 delivery order to fund Option Year One of a fixed-price indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the air transportation of human remains. Missions will normally originate from Dover Air Force Base, Del., but in some instances may originate from other locations. Flight coverage includes the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, U.S. Virgin Islands, and other North American countries agreed upon and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2010, Contract funds will expired at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract resulted from a 100% Small Business Set Aside acquisition with four proposals received. The contracting activity is U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., (HTC711-11-D-R004, Delivery Order 0002.)

Missile Defense Agency Contract ACTION Award

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a sole-source cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to ATK Launch Systems Inc., Magna, Utah, under contract number HQ0147-11-C-0100. The total value of the base award is $8,264,790.00. The total value of the contract, if all options are exercised, is $43,295,196.00. The contractor will perform rocket motor technical services to include the processing, shipping, storage, operation and disposal of propulsion assets and components. This includes support of safe handling and aging and surveillance as required to ensure flight worthiness and continued safe storage of government furnished property. The work will be performed in Magna, Utah. The performance period for the base year is from Sept. 30, 2011 through Sept. 29, 2012. Four 1 year options are included which, if exercised, will be effective from Sept. 30 through Sept. 29 during each of the following years through calendar year 2016. Fiscal year 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. One proposal was solicited and one proposal was received.The MDA, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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Huntington Ingalls Wins Some Contracts but Stock is Still Downgraded

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) which is formerly the shipbuilding part of Northrop Grumman (NOC) spun off earlier this year has received two new contracts recently. Unfortunately the stock, created as part of the separation from the large now Virginia based defense contractor, was downgraded by some analysts.

This week as part of an order for multiple new DDG-51 class missile destroyers Huntington Ingalls was awarded a contract worth almost $700 million to build DDG-114. It’s competitor, Bath Iron Works, owned by General Dynamics (GD) received a similar contract for DDG-115 worth slightly less as well as an option for one more ship, DDG-116. Huntington Ingalls had got the contract for DDG-113 the last one awarded in June. These two companies and their construction yards in Mississippi and Maine respectively have shared in production of the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke class since its inception back in the Nineties.

Earlier this month Huntington Ingalls also received a contract for support services from the Navy worth over $20 million. This went to their California subsidiary AMSEC LLC. The company also will build a new medium sized Coast Guard cutter, the WMSL-754, in a contract worth almost $500 million.

Despite all of this good news the former Northrop division’s stock was listed as a sell by Goldman Sachs which initiated coverage of the stock this week. This led to a fall of over six percent and a new low for the share price. Goldman is concerned that the decline in defense budget will hurt the company’s bottom line as well as the way the company financials are structured due to the spin off.

The Navy’s ship building budget is considered one of the areas that may see some big cuts over the next few years. If that is so then the Navy is going to have to choose what ships it wants between new aircraft carriers, submarines, amphibious warships and destroyers. The Navy currently is concentrating on building DDG-51 class with plans to integrate new technology that was supposed to go into the follow on DDG-1000 class ships. Due to cost and schedule issues only three of the newer ships will be built all by Bath.

Huntington Ingalls really only has one customer and if their available budget shrinks then the company’s opportunities do as well which is one of the reasons Goldman listed them the way they did. It may be a tough next few years for Huntington Ingalls who have already closed and consolidated some of the facilities they received as part of the separation from Northrop.

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CAPTAIN KEVIN PETERSON WELCOMED AS THE NEW JTRS NED PROGRAM MANAGER — Press Release

CAPTAIN KEVIN PETERSON WELCOMED AS THE NEW JTRS NED PROGRAM MANAGER

Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) transmitted the voices of the official party throughout the event

SAN DIEGO – The Network Enterprise Domain (NED) Program Office of Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) recently went through a Change of Charter (CoC), relieving CAPT Jeffery Hoyle, United States Navy of his duties as NED Program Manager (NED PM). CAPT Kevin Peterson, United States Navy assumed management leadership as the new NED PM during a ceremony held on Thursday, September 15th. Also participating in the ceremony was the Joint Program Executive Officer for the Joint Tactical Radio System, Brigadier General Michael E. Williamson, United States Army.

The NED CoC ceremony was a milestone for the NED Program Office because the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW), a JTRS networking waveform software product developed by ITT Corporation, was used to transmit the voices of CAPT Hoyle, CAPT Peterson, and BG Williamson throughout the event.

The SRW network utilized during the CoC ceremony included 13 nodes in a single island. Within the island, there were two smaller dependent networks connected through a relay node. One network was established at the ASW base and the other network was established 2.3 miles away at the SPAWAR Pacific Seaside site. During the ceremony itself, BG Williamson, CAPT Hoyle, and CAPT Peterson communicated to the audience over the SRW Combat Network Radio (CNR) voice service while participating in the 13 node network.

The network at the Seaside site was part of the SRW Interoperability Quicklook (SIQ) Field Exercise (SIQ-FE) being conducted by SSC LANT and hosted by SSC PAC. The objective of the field exercise was to evaluate the effectiveness of recent SRW patches and parameter updates on platform interoperability and performance in a field environment.

Radio platforms used during the CoC included the Ground Mobile Radio, Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit Production Rifleman Radio (HMS PRR), ITT Soldier Radio-Rifleman (ITT SR-R), Harris Falcon III (Harris AN-PRC 117G), ITT SideHat-ER, and Northrop Grumman Freedom Radio (NGC Freedom). This is the first time JTRS NED has created a heterogeneous network using two Program of Record vendors and three commercial vendors in a field environment. The ability of these JTRS radios developed by multiple companies, three of whom received no government funding for the development of their radio and integration of the SRW waveform software, to interoperate seamlessly over-the-air, provides concrete validation of the JTRS Enterprise Business Model approach to fielding tactical networking capabilities.

CAPT Hoyle served as the NED PM for four consecutive years, leading the development of tactical networking waveform and network management/services capabilities for joint and coalition forces. He was selected as the NED PM while serving as Military Assistant to the Joint Program Executive Officer Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS). Prior to his assignment to JPEO JTRS, CAPT Hoyle exclusively held submarine forces support positions. His interest to join the JTRS Enterprise was peaked because it allowed him the capability to contribute even more broadly to national defense, helping to develop robust tactical networking capabilities that extend all the way to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines on the edge of the battlefield. He was also “attracted to the approach being used to develop these capabilities – a JTRS Enterprise Business Model that increases competition and encourages innovation by delivering those capabilities in software that can be shared among multiple
radio providers to better harness the incredible power of the American marketplace in supporting the Warfighter.” CAPT Hoyle received the Defense Superior Service Medal for his leadership at JPEO JTRS.

CAPT Peterson joins the JTRS team after completing past shore assignments including Assistant Program Manager for Warfare Systems of CVN-21 Aircraft Carrier Program, System Engineering Office branch head for legacy missions of the Imagery Intelligence Acquisition and Operations Directorate at the National Reconnaissance Office, as well as several positions at Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Command. He has also completed several operational assignments including USS CARL VINSON, USS JOHN YOUNG, and USS DAVID R RAY. CAPT Peterson recently served as a Fellow of the Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Study Group.

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Boeing Gains More C-17 Work from India

The United States government and its defense contractors have been cultivating the Indian market for several years. The biggest payoff so far has been contracts for military transports and maritime patrol aircraft. The most important of current opportunities though, the new advanced fighter contract, has for now chosen to go with European competitors in the form of Dassault’s Rafael and Eurofighter’s Typhoon.

Boeing (BA) has been able to sell its C-17 strategic transport and P-8 patrol aircraft to India. Both of these are large contracts and as with all military aircraft ones offer the advantage of requiring decades of parts, modifications and support. India will receive 10 C-17 aircraft to begin with with the potential for more depending on that country’s requirements.

As part of this effort Boeing this week received a contract modification from India via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system where technically the customer is the U.S. Defense Department. This $469 million action is to provide engineering, maintenance and modernization support for India’s C-17 aircraft. It illustrates the potential of this part of the market.

India also purchased 6 C-130J transport aircraft from Lockheed Martin (LMT). These aircraft have already started to be delivered. That contract was worth over $500 million.

The hope is that sales to India may offset some of the potential declines in U.S. and European defense spending. India and Brazil are considered two of the largest future markets available for defense items although Brazil’s plans to modernize and expand its military have slowed down in recent months.

India is still buying large amounts of Russian equipment as it historically has but is adding injections of Western systems like the P-8I based on Boeing’s 737 derivation for the U.S. Navy. The new fighter contract will be for over 100 aircraft and would represent the most modern and technically advanced systems in use by India. India has also invested heavily in domestic industry for the development and production of advanced weapon systems.

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Lockheed Martin Delivers Four C-130J Super Hercules Airlifters to Qatar — Press Release

Lockheed Martin Delivers Four C-130J Super Hercules Airlifters to Qatar

MARIETTA, Ga., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — At ceremonies today at the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) facility here, company officials formally delivered four C-130J Super Hercules airlifters to the State of Qatar.

The Qatar Emiri Air Force’s new Super Hercules are the longer fuselage or “stretched” variant of the C-130J. The aircraft will be used for humanitarian relief and military missions for the defense of the State of Qatar. The new airlift fleet will ferry to Qatar in October.

“It is a historic day for both the Qatar Armed Forces and Lockheed Martin as we welcome Qatar into the global C-130 family,” said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin vice president for C-130 programs. “This acquisition of a fleet of C-130Js provides Qatar with a highly flexible airlift capability. As the first C-130J operator in the Middle-East, Qatar takes a unique place in C-130 history.”

This is Qatar’s first experience with C-130s and Lockheed Martin is providing a complete solution package. “The package includes the four aircraft; aircrew and maintenance training; spares; ground support and test equipment; and a team of technical specialists who will be based in Qatar during an initial support period.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

For additional information, visit our website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com

SOURCE Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

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Contracts for September 28, 2011



AIR FORCE

The MITRE Corp., Bedford, Mass., is being awarded a $394,186,883 contract modification to exercise option year three for systems engineering and integration support for Air Force ceiling programs and Air Force non-ceiling programs for fiscal 2012. Support level is estimated at 892 staff years for the Air Force ceiling programs, and 300 direct staff years for the Air Force non-ceiling programs. MITRE is a federally funded research and development center. This contract supports Foreign Military Sales programs (6 percent) to Saudi Arabia, France, United Kingdom, and Japan. ESC/CAA, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8721-12-C-0001).

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace System, San Jose, Calif., is being awarded an estimated $54,227,582 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to provide logistics support activities required to support the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle fielded systems and subsystems used in peacetime operations, which includes fielded air vehicles, engines, payloads, ground segments, and support segments. WR-ALC/GRCKA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8528-11-C-0003-PZ0001).

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga., is being awarded a $25,135,974 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract for ground-based sensors for remotely controlled aircraft. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4000 0201).

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $21,618,560 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for expedited contractor support that is mandatory to meet urgent service operational requirements for the Predator and Reaper programs. ASC/WIIK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-10-G-3038-0040).

Burgess & Nipple, Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $12,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in which individual firm-fixed-price delivery orders will be awarded for mechanical-electrical architect/engineer services to support Wright Patterson Air Force Base. ASC/PKOC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8601-11-D-0011).

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a $9,887,022 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract to provide research and analysis of reliability, maintainability, supportability, quality, and interoperability of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division. Specific deliverables include: requirement analysis, security mitigation, risk assessment, infrastructure management plans, spare concepts recommendations, and interoperability analysis. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (BC1047-05-D-4005 0220).

ITT Corp., Systems Division, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., is being awarded an $8,593,640 contract modification to provide Eastern Range Central Command Remoting Systems replacement, phase two. The location of performance is Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Space and Missile Systems Center, SMC/LRK, Launch and Range Systems Directorate, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04701-01-C-0001 PO0768).

Defense Support Services, Greenville, S.C., is being awarded an $8,094,326 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity with firm-fixed-price, time-and-material, and cost reimbursement contract for the installation of the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure System on to nine each C-5 aircraft models B and M; one lot of over and above for potential aircraft legacy issues which may arise during the installation process; one lot of contractor acquired property needed to support the installation; one lot of fuel required to re-fuel the aircraft for the Air Force pilot to ferry back to the owning Air Force base; one lot of shipping associated with shipment of defective government furnished property; and one lot of data. ASC/WLSK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8625-10-D-6501 0003).

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $7,756,883 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop a compact, power efficient radio frequency (RF) transmitter by inventing dynamic power conditioning circuits (power supply modulators) and closely integrating them with RF monolithic microwave integrated circuit power amplifiers and necessary control circuits. AFRL/PKDB, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-11-C-7184).

NAVY

Canadian Commercial Corp., General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, Ontario, Canada, is being awarded an $87,335,007 firm-fixed-priced modification under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5028) for procurement of 425 of the following engineering change proposal upgrades: upgraded transfer case kit; hood/bonnet assembly kit; exhaust system kit; central tire inflation system upgrade kit; skydex flooring material kit; electrical harness kit; route clearance digirack kit; remote weapon station joystick kit; front door assist kit; wheel and tire upgrade kit; and independent suspension axel system kit. Work will be performed in Benoni, South Africa (70 percent); Trenton, N.J. (20 percent); Chandler, Ariz. (6 percent); and Halifax, Canada (4 percent). Work is expected to be completed July 31, 2012. Fiscal 2009 other procurement appropriation contract funds in the amount of $17,007,225 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Manu Kai, L.L.C.*, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $72,592,497 contract modification on a previously awarded contract (N00604-09-0001) to exercise the third option period for range operations support and base operations support services for the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. Work will be performed at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed September 2012. Contract funds will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year. The basic contract was posted on the Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities websites, with four offers received in response to the solicitation. The Fleet Logistics Center, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N00604-09-0001).

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $51,269,726 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4308) for USS Barry (DDG 52) fiscal 2011 extended drydocking selected restricted availability (EDSRA). An EDSRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by April 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $51,269,726 will expired at the end of the current fiscal year. Norfolk Ship Support Activity, Norfolk, Va., is the administrative contracting activity.

The Boeing Co., Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded a $31,503,536 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fee requirements contract for supplies and services for in-warranty and out-of-warranty depot-level modification installations and in-service repairs incident to modification kit installs including associated material and services as required to support the continued safe, reliable, and improved operation of the F/A-18 series aircraft. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed in September 2012. No funding is being obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contact was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-D-0013).

RQ-Berg, J.V., Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded $30,857,000 for firm-fixed-price task order 0005 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-10-D-5409) for design and construction of electrical upgrades at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The work to be performed provides for all labor, materials, equipment, transportation, supervision, and incidental related work to provide design, construction, procurement, and installation services for electrical upgrades consisting of multiple metering stations and other incidental site work for substations, and multiple electrical distribution lines. The task order also contains three unexercised options, which, if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $31,606,000. Work will be performed in Oceanside, Calif., and is expected to be completed by January. 2014. 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, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $26,945,901 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-4407) for the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) fiscal 2011 planned maintenance availability. The effort to be performed includes planning and execution of a work package containing major repairs to tanks, flightdeck, aircraft elevators, free-board preservation and painting, and modifications to update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by November 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $26,945,901 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Norfolk Ship Support Activity, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded an $18,650,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services in support of the deployment of the MQ-8B vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (90 percent) and Patuxent River, Maryland (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $1,434,742 will 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-0094)

Trace Industries, Inc.*, Honolulu, Hawaii (N62478-10-D-2369); Contech Engineering, Inc.*, Honolulu, Hawaii (N62478-10-D-2373); and BAM Contractors, Inc.*, Dallas, Texas (N62478-10-D-2374), are each being awarded a modification under a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award service contract to exercise option two for demolition projects, located primarily within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii area of responsibility. The maximum dollar value for all three contracts combined is $17,771,369. No task orders are being issued at this time. The work to be performed provides for demolition of facilities and structures. The work includes asbestos removal; removal of lighting ballasts and lamps containing polychlorinated biphenyls and mercury; disconnection of utilities; earthwork; grading; demolition and removal of various buildings, miscellaneous structures, and equipment, site preparation; and all incidental related work. All work will be performed in Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. These three contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

EADS North American, Inc., Irvine, Calif., is being awarded a $15,400,864 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of one pilot production Turboprop engine test instrumentation (TPTI) unit; up to 11 TPTI production units; two pilot production test program sets (TPS) (T56-425/-427 and T56-427A); up to two TPS production units; technical and logistics data items; package, deliver, and installation of pilot production and production of TPTI and TPS systems; up to 1,300 hours of engineering support services; up to 700 hours of technical representative support services; and up to 1,200 hours of integrated logistics support contractor support. Work will be performed in Irvine, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2014. This contract was competitively procured via electronic request for proposal, with three offers received. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-11-D-0017).

Wright Tool Co., Troy, Mich., is being awarded a $14,149,134 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of diesel fuel injection test systems and spare parts in support of Marine Corps ground vehicles and equipment. Work will be performed in Buckingham, England, and is expected to be completed by September 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 three proposals received. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-GS80).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $14,089,047 firm-fixed-price order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00164-11-G-JQ97) for target sight system (TSS) spare parts and program support. This acquisition is for AN/AAQ-30 TSS spares that will be utilized for the current TSS that are installed into AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters. 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. The TSS is used on the Marine Corps fleet of 180 AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., and is expected to be completed by April 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity.

John C. Grimberg Co., Inc., Rockville, Md., is being awarded $13,925,000 for firm-fixed-price task order 0004 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40080-10-D-0492) for repair to the envelope of Buildings 60 and 61 at Naval Support Activity, National Naval Medical Center. Buildings 60 and 61 are four-story dormitories, each with two residential wings connected by a common area. This project will remove the exterior brick cladding and the non-structural stud wall assembly at the exterior walls. The brick will be replaced with a precast concrete panel and curtain wall system. Work will be performed in Bethesda, Md., and is expected to be completed by December 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $13,925,000 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Four proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

CNMS, J.V., Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded $13,617,193 for firm-fixed-price task order HC01 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62742-10-D-1306) for design and repair of Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Building 1102 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The work to be performed provides for bringing Building 1102 up to compliance with life safety codes to include structural, fire detection, alarm, and suppression systems, establishment of areas of refuge, and meeting egress requirements. Work will be performed in Oahu, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by June 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $13,617,193 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Six proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

TolTest, Inc., Maumee, Ohio, is being awarded a $13,338,385 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance construction for the repairs of an electrical sub-station at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. The work to be performed provides for the replacement of switchyard transformers, circuit interrupters, expansion of the sub-station grounding grid system, and various associated work, including installation of security fencing, security cameras, and access control systems. Work will be performed in Silverdale, Wash., and is expected to be completed by July 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $13,338,385 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. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, Silverdale, Wash., is the contracting activity (N44255-11-C-9003).

KIRA, Inc., Boulder, Colo., is being awarded a $12,833,025 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N69272-03-D-1010) to exercise option three for regional base operating support services at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport. The work to be performed provides for janitorial, pest control, refuse, and grounds maintenance service and service calls. Work also provides services for fire alarm, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and security alarms for nine Navy and Marine Reserve centers within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast area of responsibility. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $75,811,342. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

L-3 Services, Inc., Mount Laurel, N.J., is being awarded a $12,629,287 modification to a previously awarded contract (N61331-11-C-0005) for in-theater subject matter experts/field service representatives to perform maintenance and repair of the Marine Corps mine roller systems. Field service representatives will be responsible for all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repair of Marine Corps mine roller systems to ensure operational levels meet in-theater needs. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and is expected to be completed by December 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity.

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp.*, Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $12,436,224 cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0026) to continue efforts initiated under Small Business Innovation Research topic N94-178, to assess, procure, deploy, and support an advanced coalition, command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment and system of architecture. Work will be performed in Warminster, Pa. (50 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (30 percent); and Afghanistan (20 percent). Work is expected to be completed in September 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $2,701,194 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

TCOM, L.P.*, Columbia, Md., is being awarded a $12,354,993 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N68335-11-C-0250) for the procurement of hardware in support of phase three of the Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) for the Navy. Hardware to be provided includes three 28M+ aerostat systems and three site spares to outfit and enhance the capabilities of the existing PGSS currently fielded. Work will be performed in Elizabeth City, N.C. (90 percent), and Columbia, Md. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp.*, Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $12,341,259 order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0026) for the assessment, procurement, and deployment of innovative intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, and communication systems in support of phase three Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems. This effort also includes the assessment of unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) noise reducing technology, aircraft aerodynamics with increased lift and decreased drag, UAV weatherization, long endurance, submersible technology, interoperability of airborne and waterborne techniques to support ISR military operations and counter-narco-terrorism and related support hardware. Work will be performed in Warminster, Pa. (71 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (14 percent); Yuma, Ariz. (5 percent); Washington, D.C. (5 percent); Avon Park, Fla. (3 percent); and Tampa, Fla. (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed in September 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp.*, Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $12,336,876 order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0026) for the assessment, procurement, and deployment of innovative intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, and communication systems, micro unmanned aircraft vehicle technology, and related hardware in support of phase three Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems. This effort also includes the procurement of 10 appropriately configured TigerShark unmanned aircraft system for precision acquisition weaponized system testing. Work will be performed in Warminster, Pa. (48 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (20 percent); Avon Park, Fla. (19 percent); Washington, D.C. (7 percent); and Tampa, Fla. (6 percent). Work is expected to be completed in September 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

Kaman Aerospace Corp., Bloomfield, Conn., is being awarded an $11,978,497 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering technical services in support of four Egyptian Air Force 5H-2G(E) aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Services to be provided include aircraft, structural and system inspections, and repairs. Work will be performed in Bloomfield, Conn., and is expected to be completed in December 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-4. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0052).

STV, Inc., Douglassville, Pa., is being awarded a maximum amount $10,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for civil/structural/architectural/mechanical/electrical and fire protection services in support of projects at military installations throughout the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic area of responsibility (AOR). Task order 0001 is being awarded at $518,075 to provide design services for the interior and exterior repairs of the Navy Propeller Shop at Philadelphia Naval Business Center, Philadelphia, Pa. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by April 2012. All work will be performed in the Mid-Atlantic Northeast AOR including, but not limited to, Rhode Island (20 percent); Maine (20 percent); Connecticut (15 percent); New Jersey (15 percent); Pennsylvania (10 percent); New York (5 percent); New Hampshire (5 percent); Massachusetts (5 percent); Vermont (3 percent); and Delaware (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $518,075 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 65 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic Northeast Integrated Product Team, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-11-D-7211).

Referentia Systems, Inc.*, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $9,922,078 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development and demonstration of a cross-aircraft-platform ground-based data management and analysis capability. Included in this effort is the development of the prognostics, analytic and reporting for complex systems and shareable real-time cyber-network situational awareness. Work will be performed in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed in September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $4,458,823 will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via broad agency announcement; one offer was received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-11-C-0536).

The Hana Group, Inc.*, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $9,860,647 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N62478-07-D-2311) to exercise option four, for regional security services at Commander Naval Region Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam; Naval Magazine Lualualei; and Naval Communications Telecommunications Area Master Station Wahiawa. The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, entry control point services personnel and vehicle checks; roving patrol services; interior and perimeter patrol; escort and courier services; crowd control; dispatching services; traffic court services; and armor service. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $56,658,764. Work will be performed in Oahu, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $9,271,162 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $9,287,788 firm-fixed-price level of effort contract to provide professional and program management support services, engineering support services, financial management services, and other technical support services to the International Fleet Support Program Office (PMS 326). The purpose of this contract is to assist the International Fleet Support Program Office in day-to-day management of security assistance programs and assigned foreign military sales cases. The contractor shall provide administrative and technical support to interact with personnel at various activities and echelon levels and occasionally other government and navy representatives. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $12,117,886. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. (80 percent), and in various locations throughout the world (20 percent) as required by security assistance projects, and is expected to be completed by April 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $3,078,585 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-4218).

Corrpro Companies, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded an $8,000,000 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N62583-09-D-0185) for exercise of the second option period for cathodic protection inspection and repair in support of various Navy, Marine Corps, and federal government programs requesting assistance from the Capitol Improvements Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Port Hueneme. The work to be performed provides for cathodic protection inspection and repair, and corrosion control services on petroleum storage and distribution centers worldwide. After award of this option, the total cumulative contract value will be $24,000,000. Work will be performed worldwide, and work is expected to be completed September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Specialty Center Acquisitions, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Oak Point Associates, Biddeford, Maine, is being awarded a maximum amount $7,500,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for multi-disciplined architect and engineering services in support of projects at military installations throughout the Public Works Department Maine (PWD) area of responsibility (AOR). The work to be performed provides for civil, structural, electrical and mechanical design services to support installation, repair, and upgrades to mechanical and electrical utilities distribution systems, power plant auxiliaries, generation systems, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, fire protection systems, petroleum fuel facilities, energy conservation measures, electrical metering installations, interior and exterior electrical design, and electrical systems studies. Additional services include preparation of Historic American Engineering Record documentation, laboratory testing services, including metallurgical testing, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems flow testing, petrographic testing, soils testing probes, borings, mold and asbestos sampling and testing and lead paint sampling and testing. Project planning services include but are not limited to, energy compliance analyses, performance rating reports, energy returns on investments calculations, and geological construction inspection services. Task order 0001 is being awarded at $173,708 for repairs to the fire station at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Atlantic Detachment, Cutler, Maine. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by April 2012. All work will be performed within the PWD Maine AOR, including, but not limited to, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine (75 percent); Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Atlantic Detachment, Cutler, Maine (20 percent); and Naval Satellite Operations Command, Detachment ALFA, Prospect Harbor, Maine (5 percent). 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 $173,708 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 23 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Public Works Department Maine, Portsmouth, N.H., is the contracting activity (N40085-11-D-0502).

Weston Solutions, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, is being awarded $7,203,654 for firm-fixed-price task order WE01 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62583-08-D-0138) for advanced metering infrastructure at Naval Station Norfolk. The work to be performed provides for modernization of the utility system with advanced metering infrastructure meters and data acquisition system. The advanced metering infrastructure effort at Naval Station Norfolk encompasses 782 meters and installation of steam and electrical data acquisition systems. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by April 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $7,203,654 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

The City of Pensacola, doing business as Energy Services of Pensacola, Pensacola, Fla., is being awarded $6,558,354 for firm-fixed-price task order 0005 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N69450-07-G-0090) for energy savings at Building 3465 at the National Museum of Naval Aviation complex. The work to be performed provides for replacement of 19 air handler units with new; replacement of three existing chillers with three new six-hundred ton centrifugal chillers; one new six-hundred ton stainless steel cooling tower; and implementation of demand flow technology to maximize chilled water plant performance. Work also includes complete energy conservation measures upgrade in Building 3465. This includes new chilled water control valves, complete wiring upgrade, and associated work to provide complete usable project. Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to be completed by March 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $6,558,354 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

On Site Gas Systems, Inc.*, Newington, Conn., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $20,400,000 for oxygen generation systems including accessories and spare kits. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is Sept. 19, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM2DH-11-D-8217).

Thomson Aerospace, doing business as Linear Motion, Saginaw, Mich., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum $13,782,000 for aircraft ballscrews. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Air Force and, as required, foreign military sales. The date of performance completion is September 2017. The Defense Logistics Agency Procurement Operations Warner Robins, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (SPRWA1-11-D-0018).

CEF Industries, Addison, Ill., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum $13,782,000 for aircraft ballscrews. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Air Force and, as required, foreign military sales. The date of performance completion is September 2017. The Defense Logistics Agency Procurement Operations Warner Robins, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (SPRWA1-11-D-0019).

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a contract modification to exercise an option to Gray Research, Inc., under the W9113M-05-D-0003 contract, P00052. The ceiling value of this effort is $18,608,597, increasing the total contract value from $169,792,608 to $188,401,205. Under this modification, the contractor will maintain continuity of operations and avoid disruption of critical support for the Missile Defense Data Center Program. The work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala. The performance period is from Oct. 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012. Fiscal 2012 research, development, test and evaluation funds will be used to incrementally fund individual task orders. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

*Small business

CORRECTION: Sept. 28, 2011 -- The correct contract number for the Navy’s Sept. 26 $697,629,899 award to Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is N00024-11-C-2307.

More Defense Related Layoffs Announced

As the big defense contractors continue to restructure themselves and their workforces for what is expected to be a period of decline in spending more layoffs were announced this week. The pressure too from the U.S. and other governments to be more price conscious is also affecting decisions related to the size of overhead and support employees.

Many of the major U.S. corporations have already announced plans to reduce their overall number of employees including General Dynamics (GD), Boeing (BA) and Lockheed Martin (LMT). Despite all three having strong sales and many major programs they feel that it is best to begin creating a leaner overall structure.

Lockheed followed up its earlier announcement of eliminating 1,500 jobs in its Aeronautics unit which builds the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the C-130 transport with word that it has already cut 540 of them. This includes over 200 at its Georgia plant making the C-130 and F-22 fighter. This is about 2.5 percent of the workforce at that facility.

In a bigger move British defense giant, BAE Systems (BAE:LSE), said that it would plan on reducing its workforce by about 3,000 positions. Most of these would be related to aircraft production where the Eurofighter Typhoon is near the end of its production run. Most of the original European customers have ordered all of that aircraft that they plan to buy leaving it needing Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers to keep the line going beyond the next decade.

The Typhoon is being considered by India and potentially Japan for their new fighter but it is one of many that is being bid and price pressure is very strong for these deals making it hard to predict a winner.

BAE Systems has enjoyed a strong decade as it has grown in the U.S. market as well as supplying a British military involved in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now the U.K. is trying to reduce its overall spending which will seriously affect its defense spending while the U.K. has left Iraq and will leave Afghanistan with the U.S. in the next few years. The U.S. defense budget will also be reduced limiting further growth in that market.

BAE is one of the largest employers in the U.K. and these job losses will be a blow to that country’s economy and well being. The announced cuts represent almost 10 percent of their workers in that country. Earlier this year BAE had already began to make smaller cuts related to specific programs. This large one seems to be an adjustment to what is perceived as plans for the British Government’s future spending proposals.

As defense budgets decline it won’t only be contractor positions eliminated but also civil service and military as well. A large amount of money goes to these types of jobs and the quickest way to save is to cut back there. At a time when the U.S. and European economies are still struggling with higher then normal unemployment these types of moves will not help but must occur if budgets are to be balanced.

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Carousel Industries Delivers Maintenance, Operations and Installation Services on Time and on Budget for Mission Critical U.S. Navy Telecommunications System — Press Release

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Carousel Industries Delivers Maintenance, Operations and Installation Services on Time and on Budget for Mission Critical U.S. Navy Telecommunications System

Maintenance and operational efficiencies provide San Diego, CA based secure communications system running at more than 99.9% uptime

EXETER, R.I., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Carousel Industries, a leader in data networking and converged communications, announced that it has completed the deployment of a turnkey solution for the U.S. Navy for the ongoing maintenance of its Consolidated Area Telephone System (CATS) in San Diego. To ensure success of ongoing maintenance, Carousel has 11 dedicated technical resources located on various bases located throughout San Diego.

Owned and operated by the Naval Computer and Telecommunications (NCTS) Base Communications Office (BCO), the CATS network is an integrated digital communications system that is critical to the San Diego military environment, the U.S. Fleet and other government-sponsored activities. The CATS network, which is used by military and government personnel to obtain telecommunications services, must be operational at minimum of 99.9% of the time during peacetime, exercises, natural disasters and conflicts.

Downtime means lack of secure communications, which is not acceptable for military and government operations. After challenges with a previous solutions provider, the U.S. Navy selected Carousel Industries to assume the maintenance of the system’s switch, cable and infrastructure, as well as to provide moves, adds and changes for PBX and LEC dial tone services. Since the contract began, the system has not dropped below the necessary uptime, and all projects have come in on or under budget because of Carousel’s expertise in delivering consistent quality with its communications and collaboration solutions.

“The CATS network is a complex digital system that provides a transparent interface to 11 sites in the San Diego community to support more than 600 government and sponsored activities,” commented Eron Heard, vice president of strategic accounts, Carousel. “Carousel’s experience and expertise in providing high quality solutions and services to federal government departments and agencies put us in a unique position to deliver not only the ongoing operational and maintenance requirements of the San Diego CATS network, but also to offer engineering and installation services for additional projects related to the system as required.”

Carousel provides government solutions based on best-of-class technology and service offerings. With a government business practice designed to take on mission-critical, large-scale telecommunications services and integration projects on regional, national and global scopes, Carousel works with several of the government’s agencies and departments, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, the FBI, the U.S. Army and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

For the U.S. Navy’s San Diego CATS network, Carousel maintained appropriate levels of service, ensured all moves, adds and changes were completed on time and on or under budget, and provided engineering and installation services that were also on time and on or under budget.

Carousel’s success in maintaining the CATS network has led to winning a contract to upgrade the battery/rectifier plants at various U.S. military bases.

About Carousel

Carousel Industries designs, delivers and supports technology solutions that become the foundation of our clients’ businesses. This includes unified communications, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions. Since Carousel was founded in 1992 we’ve grown an average of 30% – 50% per year with estimated 2010 revenues of over $200 million. Today we have over 5,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we’ve been listed in the Inc. 500 five times.

Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 800 employees working from offices in 17 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit www.carouselindustries.com

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Contracts for September 27, 2011



AIR FORCE

The Boeing Co., Huntington Beach, Calif., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $469,000,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for a foreign military sales requirement for the Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership Program. This action incorporates support of the IAF aircraft into the “virtual fleet” which includes aircraft maintenance, upgrades, and sustainment. ASC/WLMK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8614-04-C-2004, PO0436).

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a $49,181,949 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract to provide research and analysis to replace existing handheld biometrics, which currently lack the required reliability, quality, and supportability. Research will provide biometric system assessments, technology, and architecture enhancements, and prototype development to enable information fusion. Specific deliverables include: analysis of alternatives, configuration analysis, sensitive site exploitation, and tagging/tracking location reports. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005 0190).

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a $47,595,440 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract to provide for reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability, and interoperability to develop and enhance the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory. Research results will be used to enhance efficiencies, reliability, and interoperability of systems, equipment, and information technologies. Research will support exploitation capability requirements and apply those requirements to other geographic combatant commands to establish long-term programmatic responsibilities and identify gaps and vulnerabilities between expeditionary entities. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005 0208).

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a $44,953,376 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract to provide development of reliability improvement processes and successful implementation to enhance readiness while reducing life-cycle costs for unmanned aerial systems programs utilizing reliability, maintainability, quality, supporting ability, and interoperability best practices. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005 0211).

G.B. Johnson Construction Co., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $27,826,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Vandenberg Hall renovation, Phases 7 and 8, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. 10 CONS/LGCA, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., is the contracting activity (FA7000-11-C0035).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $24,966,507 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract to perform research and development in order to complete and deliver the “Emerging Leading-Edge Technological Advancement of Intelligence Surveillance Recon Capabilities Report”, “Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Report” and wargame/exercise lessons learned reports. These deliverables will be used to ultimately increase the situational awareness and survivability of the warfighter by helping them to better identify battlefield threats. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380 0449).

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a $24,590,971 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract to provide engineering expertise to the Science and Technology Office to achieve the initiatives and goals of Defense Intelligence Agency in the area of measurement and signature intelligence. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005 0205).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $24,116,927 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract to perform research and development in order to complete and deliver the capability evolution description document; the system prototype report; and the test and evaluation master plan. The Navy will use these reports for investment decisions regarding potential technologies that can best protect warfighters from threats posed by technological warfare, natural disaster, biochemical warfare, and terrorism/insurgency. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380 0444).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $20,768,477 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract to perform research and development in order to complete/deliver critical infrastructure facilities assessments; strategic planning technical reports; and experimentation, war gaming and exercise technical reports. The III Marine Expeditionary Force will use these deliverables to analyze and recommend methods to limit terrorist and enemy threats in a permanently deployed, overseas environment consisting of III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps personnel, equipment, facilities and staff. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380 0439).

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Ridgecrest, Calif., is being awarded an $11,756,257 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract for engineering expertise for aircraft and related resource test, countermeasure, protection programs, and projects to refine and improve the emerging mission capabilities, processes, and portfolio of programs/projects and training including in-service systems and equipment. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (HC1047-05-D-4005 0219).

Amherst Systems, Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., is being awarded an $11,400,000 maximum firm-fixed-price contract to provide sustaining engineering services support (SESS) on government-owned B-1, B-2, B-52, and fighter test facilities’ threat simulations. SESS will consist of recurring and non-recurring engineering tasks in support of the combat electromagnetic environment simulators and the advanced multiple environment simulators threat simulators located in various test facilities. AAC/PKES, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA9200-11-D-0373).

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., is being awarded a $10,773,593 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to create experimental serious games to train participants and measure their proficiency in recognizing and mitigating the cognitive biases that commonly affect all types of intelligence analysis. The research objective is to experimentally manipulate variables in serious games and to determine whether and how such variables enable player-participant recognition and persistent mitigation of cognitive biases. AFRL/PKDB, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-11-C-7178).

HRL Laboratories, L.L.C., Malibu, Calif., is being awarded a $10,618,875 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development to develop and demonstrate an energy-efficient, low cost mixed-signal chip set for separating and analyzing mixtures of complex wideband radio frequency signals, and also to develop an integrated radio frequency front-end that will integrate with the chip set and demonstrate signal separation and classification with low power consumption. AFRL/PKDB, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA86S0-11-C-7158).

ARMY

Guild Associates, Dublin, Ohio (W911QY-11-D-0043); Berg Manufacturing, Inc., Spokane, Wash. (W911QY-11-D-0044); Tri-Tech USA, Inc., Liberty, S.C. (W911QY-11-D-0045); Highland Engineering, Inc., Howell, Mich. (W911QY-11-D-0080); and Triton Metals, Inc., Hollywood, Md. (W911QY-11-D-0081), were awarded a $465,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract between five contractors. The award will provide for the Expeditionary Triple Container Systems, consisting of laundry, shower, kitchen and latrine. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 1, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 10 bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity.

Thales Raytheon Systems, Fullerton, Calif., was awarded a $162,652,249 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 56 Sentinel AN/MPQ64-A3 radars, along with associated spares and fielding support. Work will be performed in Fullerton, Calif., and Forest, Miss., with an estimated completion date of June 1, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-C-0301).

Robertson Fuel Systems, L.L.C., Tempe, Ariz., was awarded a $127,875,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 3,300 Bradley fuel cell survivability modification kits, designed specifically for incorporation and use on the Bradley Family of Vehicles. Work will be performed in Tempe, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-C-0420).

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Chantilly, Va., was awarded a $125,900,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a new North Campus substation electrical utility plant at Fort Meade, Md. Work will be performed in Fort Meade, Md., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 15, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with nine bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Md., is the contracting activity (W912DR-11-C-0036).

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Md., was awarded a $118,792,331 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 19 Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) pool configuration kits; four TCDL regular configuration kits; 14 sets of mobile maintenance facility spares; and one set of TCDL spares for the Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Md., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-08-C-0023).

Bauer Foundation Corp., Odessa, Fla., was awarded a $106,611,907 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a deep foundation concrete barrier wall in a high-head earthen dam with a karst limestone foundation. Work will be performed in Smithville, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of March 22, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with five bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville, Tenn., is the contracting activity (W912P5-11-C-0014).

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., was awarded a $106,275,386 firm-fixed-price level-of-effort contract. The award will provide for the sustainment services of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, and provides the joint logistics integrator capability for integrated logistics, engineering, and fielding services. Work will be performed in McLean, Va.; Kuwait; Afghanistan; and Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 19, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-A-0003).

Leo A Daly Co., Atlanta, Ga. (W9127S-11-D-6009); HDR Engineering, Inc., Kansas City, Mo. (W9127S-11-D-6007); and Aecom Technical Services, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif. (W9127S-11-D-6005), were awarded a $90,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract between three contractors. The award will provide for the development of facility development plans, providing planning, design support, and contract development services to include the development of requests for proposals 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 Sept. 18, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 31 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock, Ark., is the contracting activity.

Astec, Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., was awarded an $89,383,141 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the acquisition of an asphalt mixing plant and 24 plus units associated accessories and services. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 23, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-D-0112).

Globe Trailer Manufacturing, Bradenton, Fla., was awarded an $86,687,878 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 1,337 M870A4 semitrailers. Work will be performed in Bradenton, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 12, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 13 bids received. The U.S. Army TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-D-0204).

Engineered Electric Co., doing business as DRS Fermont, Bridgeport, Conn., was awarded a $75,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure tactical quiet generator sets. Work will be performed in Bridgeport, Conn., with an estimated completion date of March 20, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (DAAB07-00-D-B207).

iRobot Corp., Bedford, Mass., was awarded a $60,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the procurement of up to 300 PackBot Robot Systems, sustainment parts, repair, maintenance, and training. Work will be performed in Bedford, Mass., with an estimated completion date of July 27, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-D-0093).

Polaris Sales, Inc., Medina, Minn., was awarded a $54,183,409 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 6,501 all-terrain vehicle; 266 all-terrain vehicle trailers; and contractor spare parts. Work will be performed in Brooklyn, Minn., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 24, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with seven bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-D-G210).

J & S Construction Co., Inc., Cookeville, Tenn. (W912DQ-11-D-4013); K & K Industries, Inc., Newberry, Mich. (W912DQ-11-D-4014); Titan Construction Organization, Inc., Olathe, Kan. (W912DQ-11-D-4015); and Carlson Constructors Corp., Joliet, Ill. (W912DQ-11-D-4016), were awarded a $49,000,000 firm-fixed-price multiple-award-task-order contract. The award will provide for the construction, renovation, and repair of facilities located in the Kansas City district. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 23, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 31 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, Mo., is the contracting activity.

American Equipment Co., Inc., Greenville, S.C., was awarded a $48,540,267 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 1,200 full-size pickup trucks. Work will be performed in New Castle, Del., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-D-G209)

SM Resources Corp., Lanham, Md., was awarded a $48,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the services to obtain environmental, safety, health, and research support operations at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center facilities. Work will be performed in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 22, 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 (W911SR-11-D-0003).

AM General, L.L.C., South Bend, Ind., was awarded a $46,308,827 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 306 various models of high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicles. Work will be performed in Mishiwaka, Ind., with an estimated completion date of March 30, 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).

Satterfield and Pontikes Construction, Inc., was awarded a $45,885,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of the Lackland Airman Training Center dormitory at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Work will be performed in Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 15 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-11-C-0024).

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., was awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-price level-of-effort contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract for operational readiness services at government facilities in Kuwait and the continental United States. Work will be performed in McLean, Va., and Kuwait, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 19, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-A-0003).

NAVY

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $187,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-10-C-0002). This modification provides additional funding for recurring sustainment support, and system engineering sustainment activities necessary to meet the requirement and delivery schedule of this low rate initial production, lot five, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Work will be performed in Eglin, Fla. (60 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (15 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (5 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (5 percent); Orlando, Fla. (5 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $25,795,004 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting.

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, L.L.C., Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $123,180,168 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, requirements contract (N00019-08-D-0014) to exercise an option for logistics services and materials for organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance required to support 36 T-45A, and 168 T-45C, aircraft based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Miss.; NAS Kingsville, Texas; NAS Pensacola, Fla., and NAS Patuxent River, Md. This requirement also includes the organizational level maintenance for the engine. No funding will be obligated at time of award. Work will be performed in Kingsville, Texas (57 percent); Meridian, Miss. (36 percent); Pensacola, Fla. (6 percent); and Patuxent River (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2012. 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.

Rolls-Royce Defense Services, Inc., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $99,919,152 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price requirements contract (N00019-09-D-0002) to exercise an option for intermediate and depot-level maintenance and related support for in-service T-45 F405-RR-401 Adour engines under the power-by-the-hour arrangement. In addition, this modification provides for inventory control, sustaining engineering and configuration management, as well as integrated logistics support and required engineering elements necessary to support the F405-RR-401 engine at the organization level. No funding is being obligated at time of award. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas (48 percent); NAS Meridian, Miss. (47 percent); NAS Pensacola, Fla. (4 percent); and NAS Patuxent River, Md. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2012. 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.

Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., is receiving a $94,701,577 contract modification (P00018) to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67004-09-D-0020) to exercise option year three for prepositioning and Marine Corps logistics support services for Blount Island Command. The contract provides logistics services at the industrial facility at Blount Island, shipboard maintenance, supply support and care-in-stores at sea and in port areas around the world, and operational logistics support to deployed Marine Corps forces. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla. (86 percent), aboard 16 maritime prepositioning ships (12 percent), and in six locations in Norway (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2012. At this time, none of the funds have been obligated. U. S. Marine Corps, Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Md., is being awarded a $92,000,000 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00421-06-D-0038) to exercise an option for engineering, analytical, and manufacturing services to support various aging aircraft. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Work will be performed in various locations throughout the United States (80 percent) and Rockville, Md. (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $81,700,000 firm-fixed-price contract to procure 24 MH-60R Airborne Low Frequency Sonar Systems and all associated program management support for lot nine production. Work will be performed in Brest, France (72 percent); Portsmouth, R.I. (20 percent); and Johnstown, Pa. (8 percent). Work is expected to be completed in September 2014. 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-0077)

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $50,613,287 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4308) for USS Stout (DDG 55) fiscal 2011 Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA). An EDSRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by January 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $50,613,287 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Norfolk Ship Support Activity, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $26,757,039 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0048) for the procurement of 699 newly designed point and click operator system interface kits, and 123 pointing devices in support of the MH-60 Romeo and Sierra aircraft, including installation. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y. (61.1 percent); Austin, Texas (20 percent); and Everett, Wash. (18.9 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 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.

IAP-Hill, L.L.C., Cape Canaveral, Fla., is being awarded a $26,356,252 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N69450-10-D-5073) to exercise option two for the base operating support services at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville; Naval Station, Mayport; Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Jacksonville; and Blount Island Command, Jacksonville. Regional base operating support services include, but are not limited to, the following functions: port operations, base support vehicles and equipment, elevator maintenance, equipment maintenance, utilities, environmental, transportation, bachelor housing, fire alarms, wastewater, steam, and facility management. Work also provides service calls consisting of repairs of base facilities, utilities, transportation and fire alarm systems. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $77,908,695. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed March 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

SDV Engineering & Consulting IOI, J.V.*, San Diego, Calif. (N40083-11-D-0028); Lee & Ryan Environmental Consulting, Inc.*, Greenfield, Ind. (N40083-11-D-0029); VRHabilis-KEMRON, L.L.C.*, Knoxville, Tenn. (N40083-11-D-0030); SEQ Vets Remediation, J.V. B*, San Diego, Calif. (N40083-11-D-0031); and TTL Associates, Inc.*, Toledo, Ohio (N40083-11-D-0032), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity environmental multiple award contract for environmental services at Naval Station Great Lakes and Department of Defense facilities located within the continental United States. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and two option years, for all five contracts combined is $24,000,000. The work to be performed provides for removal and remediation of environmental contamination and monitoring for Naval Station Great Lakes and Department of Defense facilities within the continental United States. Lee & Ryan Environmental Consulting is being awarded task order 0001 at $326,515 for remediation of a trichloroethylene plume at Naval Support Activity Mid-South, Millington, Tenn. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by September 2015. All work will be performed primarily at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Midwest facilities and at government facilities in Indiana (40 percent), Illinois (30 percent), Tennessee (20 percent), and the rest of the United States (10 percent). The term of the contract is not to exceed 36 months, with an expected completion date of September 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $330,515 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website as a service disabled veteran owned small business set-aside, with 19 proposals received. These five contractors shall compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Midwest, Great Lakes, Ill., is the contracting activity.

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, L.L.C., Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $23,539,003 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for contractor logistics support and Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) support for the T-39 Undergraduate Military Flight Officer (UMFO) Training Program. This effort includes support of the UMFO government-owned T-39N and T-39G aircraft and associated equipment, including organizational and depot-level repair. In addition, this provides intermediate level maintenance and support for Chief of Naval Air Training aircraft, transient aircraft, tenant, and other services activities at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Fla., and NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and surrounding areas through the AIMD. No funds are being obligated at time of award. Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla. (75 percent), and Corpus Christi, Texas (25 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the 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-D-0024).

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded an $18,096,417 modification previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4308) for USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) fiscal 2012 drydocking selected restricted availability. The effort to be performed includes planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications to update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by April 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $18,096,417 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Norfolk Ship Support Activity, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $17,742,288 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-5103) to exercise fiscal 2011 options for Aegis platform systems engineering agent activities, and Aegis modernization advanced capability build engineering efforts. The platform systems engineering agent manages the in-service combat systems configurations, as well as the integration of new or upgraded capability into the Ticonderoga- and Arleigh Burke-class of ships. Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J., and is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $17,742,288 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $16,650,000 firm-fixed-price contract for six spare AN/AAQ-30 target sight systems (TSS) for the AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter. 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 December 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-G-JQ97).

CACI, Inc., Federal, Chantilly, Va. (N65236-11-D-3841); Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va. (N65236-11-D-3842); L-3 Services, Inc., Mount Laurel, N.J. (N65236-11-D-3843); Life Cycle Engineering, Inc., Charleston, S.C. (N65236-11-D-3844); Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va. (N65236-11-D-3845); and Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga. (N65236-11-D-3846), are each being awarded a $16,644,455 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based (with provisions for firm-fixed-price orders) multiple award contracts for operational command and control support services. These contracts include options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the individual contracts to an estimated $88,168,808. Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C. (80 percent); Norfolk, Va. (10 percent); and Washington, D.C. (10 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2012. If all options are exercised, work could continue until September 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. These multiple award contracts were competitively procured with proposals solicited via the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities website, and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center e-Commerce Central website, with 10 offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.

Manson-Nan Hawaii, J.V., Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded $15,870,000 for firm-fixed-price task order 0004 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62748-09-D-4016) to repair the existing exterior windows throughout the shipfitting shop, Building 155, in the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility area at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The work to be performed provides for window repair to provide protection to equipment from the wind and rain and prevent shock hazards and slip hazards. The project includes repairing or replacing damaged or cracked windows, glazing, deteriorated window frames, steel girts, metal supports, hardware operators and concrete sill. The project will also remove steel windows containing lead paint and asbestos caulking, metal flashing, and remove and reinstall any associated window obstructions and penetrations. Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by August 2013. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Six proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

Thomas & Betts Power Solutions*, Richmond, Va., is being awarded a $15,715,700 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the delivery of static transfer switches for use aboard Navy ships. The static transfer switches will be used to distribute, restore, transfer, and provide uninterrupted power. $815,700 will be obligated at time of award. Work will be performed in Richmond, Va., and is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $815,700 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with one offer received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N65540-11-D-0029).

Advance Technology Construction*, Renton, Wash., is being awarded $12,829,520 for firm-fixed-price task order 0005 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N44255-10-D-5004) for construction of Marine Corps Reserve center at U.S. Army Yakima Training Center. The work to be performed provides for the construction of a stand-alone, one-story main Marine Corps Reserve center building; and ancillary facilities, which include covered parking, tank parking, wash rack, organic equipment shed, and a battery charging station. The facility will also include built-in equipment, compressed air system, vehicle lube system, vehicle exhaust system, and bridge crane with crane rails. Work will be performed in Yakima, Wash., and is expected to be completed by February 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Six proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, Silverdale, Wash., is the contracting activity.

Intergraph Government Solutions, Madison, Ala., is being awarded a $9,950,000 firm-fixed-price, time-and-material contract for procurement of information technology engineering systems, hardware, software, systems integration/design, and software development support services, related training, maintenance, and spare parts. Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa. (84 percent); Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (10 percent); Hampton Roads, Va. (2 percent); Puget Sound, Wash. (2 percent); and Kittery, Maine (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2011. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not awarded through full and open competition. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00104-11-D-QW43).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., is being awarded an $8,987,306 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of specialized test equipment necessary to perform depot-level repairs to the ALQ-210 Electronic Support Measures Receiver Processor System in support of the H-60 aircraft. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed in June 2014. 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 Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-11-C-0403).

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $7,050,777 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0012) for the design, development, fabrication, and first article production of Operational Test Program sets 824, 825, and 560 in support of the F/A-18E/F Aircraft Distributing Targeting System. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in December 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity.

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FLIR Systems, Inc., North Billerica, Mass., is being awarded a $24,625,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for new production or retrofit of AN/ZSQ-3 (V1 Assault) and AN/ZSQ-3 (V2 Attack), Electro-Optic Sensor Systems with laser rangefinder/designator units for the MH-6M assigned to the Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell, Ky., in support of the Technology Applications Contracting Office. Work will be performed primarily in North Billerica, Mass., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 22, 2016. Delivery order 0001 is anticipated to be issued on Sept.23, 2011 in the amount of $497,092. This contract was awarded as sole-source after approval of a justification and approval document as an exception to full and open competition under the authority of FAR 6.302-1. U.S. Special Operations Command is the contracting activity (H92241-11-D-0007).

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Agile in Government: Can Agencies Make It Work? By Bill Damaré

September 27, 2011 by · Comment
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Agile in Government: Can Agencies Make It Work?

By Bill Damaré, Vice President, Government Markets

ESI International

In September 2010, Federal Bureau of Investigation Chief Information Officer (FBI CIO) Chad Fulgham took over management of the Sentinel case management system, one of government’s prime examples of a runaway major information technology (IT) project. After 10 years of development, more than $450 million invested and only two phases completed, Fulgham decided to switch to Agile development in order to buck the trend and complete the project by the end of fiscal year 2011.

Major IT projects within the government continue to be blamed for billions of wasted taxpayer dollars. With increased transparency in government, examples of failed projects, schedule lapses, technologies becoming obsolete before they are launched and cost overruns are more widely known. And then there are those projects that required years of heavy investments that never launched at all.

To ensure IT investments deliver benefits early and often, U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra has made “modular” development one of the building blocks of his 25-point IT management reform plan which was launched just three months after Fulgham took the reins of Sentinel’s development. The adoption of a “modular approach with usable functionality delivered every six months” is one of three requirements for approving funding of major IT programs. To support modular development, the plan refers to creating a new IT budget model, revamping the process for justifying and monitoring IT investments, and implementing the right program management and acquisition practices.

Within a few days of this plan’s launch, the Department of Defense announced Section 804 of the 2010 National Defense Acquisition Act, which requires a new acquisition process for IT systems, including “early and continual involvement of the user; multiple, rapidly executed increments or releases of capability; successive prototyping to support an evolutionary approach; and modular, open-systems.” These approaches closely relate to the industry’s emerging best practice of Agile project management.

Many government project and program managers have seized upon the plan’s references to the modular approach as a prescription for Agile project management, which enables project teams to deliver working products or prototypes in increments for customer input that later feeds into succeeding iterations. But although frequent changes in requirements might make government programs seem good candidates for Agile, it is not a cure for all projects. It won’t work when:

The organization requires formal change management processes and extensive documentation
Projects have high regulatory compliance requirements
Projects have a team consisting of novice team members in key roles

· Customers/users have limited involvement

Just as important, agencies would need to institute significant changes to their management practices, processes and tools in order to move from a traditional waterfall to Agile development approach.

What can agencies do to prepare their people and the work environment for Agile?

The first step is for agencies to evaluate their portfolios and decide which projects are suited for Agile. The approach should be tested on a small innovation project from the portfolio or on smaller tasks within a traditional waterfall implementation. Next, agencies need to decide to what extent Agile will be applied on the first group of projects. Taking a hybrid, iterative approach can help agencies achieve better results while avoiding schedule delays and any other short-term negative consequences of a major change initiative.

The People Factor

Management and Governance

Regardless of the extent of an organization’s shift to Agile, people can and will pose the most formidable barriers to adoption. For this reason executive or senior management support is critical, along with a management style that puts more emphasis on leadership and collaboration than command and control. Managers accustomed to delivering unvarying results using consistent, set processes will likely resist the transition. Senior executives can preempt such resistance by promoting change as a necessity and dedicating resources to make that change possible. Agile should be positioned as essential and, therefore, a fundamental part of every IT professional’s job, not an additional duty.

The Team

Agile teams are integrated—and, ideally, co-located—project teams (IPTs) by definition. Members must possess the personality and work styles suited to self-governing, collaborative and adaptive teams. Unlike traditional project teams, Agile teams are led rather than managed by a project manager (PM).

The Agile PM’s primary role is to remove barriers that might impede the team from getting the job done. Each team member’s work is held up to scrutiny as members perform periodic peer reviews. Meetings take place each day to coordinate and communicate in a way that streamlines, if not obviates the need for, certain documentation. Everyone is accountable for the performance of the team and is similarly rewarded. Because success depends highly on the team’s expertise and familiarity with Agile methods, there is no room for amateurs, even when the agency takes a hybrid approach.

As an IPT, they must be attuned to the impact Agile will have on the supporting infrastructure—e.g., acquisition strategy, contractor award evaluation criteria, performance metrics put into quality assurance surveillance plans and the changing needs of the customer, also a key member of the team. Given such tight interdependence within an Agile team, adding and removing team members are often more difficult than in traditional program teams.

Mr. Kundra commented at a recent PMI® annual event that “…too many project managers are trained on paper only… This lack of hands-on training hinders our ability to manage large, complex projects.” Agile projects will be no exception if the new team members are certified but unqualified. Because most government teams will be new to Agile methods, they will need to learn the use of new tools, techniques and methods and a new vernacular.

Training should follow a learn-practice-perform format, providing adequate exposure to core concepts followed by hands-on workshops and coaching sessions to help teams apply what they’ve learned on actual projects in order to increase their mastery and confidence in the process. In addition to on- and off-site experts, other support options include such online resources as Webinars, templates, checklists and a repository of lessons learned.

Stakeholders

Executives will need to initiate and facilitate dialogue with stakeholders to clearly understand requirements, limitations and risks before communicating the urgency of adopting an Agile approach. Once the organization shifts to Agile, stakeholders will likely miss the traditional milestones for making budgeting and staff decisions, and balk at their frequent, close involvement with the IPT’s activities.

However, most stakeholders will soon appreciate how their greater involvement translates to more control over how to prioritize features and where those priorities fit in the iteration and release schedule. They can ensure activities deliver customer value at each iteration, and better understand the impact new features will have on cost and schedule.

Process and Tools

The Agile approach requires a fast-paced work environment. Slow decision making, elaborate documentation and rigid processes will only undercut its benefits. Close, frequent collaboration and communication minimizes documentation and the use of artifacts, which in turn will have an impact on contract administration and the historic use of concrete acceptance factors. Although modular contracting is by no means new in government—in fact, Section 35 of 1996’s Clinger-Cohen Act stipulates agency heads should use modular contracting for major IT systems acquisitions—the process has had few adopters over the past 15 years.

Having the right tools in place at the outset will lower the risk of processes failing to meet customer needs. Whether the team is partly distributed or co-located, collaboration tools, which often include blogging and instant messaging capability, will go a long way to improve the effectiveness of intra-team interactions and knowledge sharing in an environment where lean thinking trumps details, documentation and artifacts are kept to a minimum, and deadlines are iterative. The same online library that helps make the shift to Agile will also help deliver program results.

Government CIOs and their teams are closely watching whether Sentinel can be transformed from a half-billion-dollar failure to one of federal IT’s success stories. By May 2011, 10,000 FBI employees were using Sentinel’s existing capabilities and a broader release is expected in September. The delivery is long overdue, as development of a next-generation case management system for the FBI had actually started in earnest back in 2001.

Whether Sentinel will succeed this time is no doubt a question on everyone’s mind. If funding for large IT programs is truly contingent upon taking a modular approach to program and project management, the more urgent question is, are other agencies ready for Agile?
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Goodbye JLTV? Hello Upgraded HUMVEE.

The U.S. Army as the lead service had been pursuing the development and production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). This would be the replacement for the ubiquitous HUMVEE which had already replaced the Jeep. The JLTV would take into account the demands of the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan which saw the primary threat being mines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). This would require roomier vehicles with much improved armor and also integrating new weapons such as CROWS and active defenses.

The JLTV program is currently evaluating three different prototypes from defense contractors with a goal of selecting one or two of them to go forward into production. This is similar to what the Defense Department did three years ago with the contest for the new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle for use in Afghanistan. The new MRAP-All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) contest was ultimately won by Oshkosh (OSK) who built thousands for use in the rough and roadless terrain of Afghanistan.

In the FY12 budget working its way through Congress the Department requested a reduced budget for the JLTV reflecting potential schedule delays or a lower commitment to having a large quantity of the vehicles in the near future. The whole defense budget is under pressure and a new program may face greater scrutiny since there remain thousands of regular and up-armored HUMVEE trucks in use by the U.S. and its Allies.

The Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) in their mark up of the bill took this a step further and zeroed out the program in FY12 and recommended it for cancellation. This may not be what the Department and Army want but the total program for the JLTV is significant due to the number of vehicles required.

At the same time the Army released last week a Request For Proposal (RFP) to upgrade and re-fit the HUMVEE fleet. This would add to the existing HUMVEE vehicles more armor, more power and newer systems. The contract would cover up to 100,000 vehicles. This contract if executed would also be significant.

In a budget with limited funding it might end up being one or the other program going forward.

Of course it all depends on what kind of bids the upgraded HUMVEE attracts. There is a chance that the cost to rebuild the older vehicle to meet requirements similar to the JLTV may cost more and take more time then carrying out the JLTV program. If this is so it would make more sense to do that.

This is one of the first of what will be many times that a new program will get reviewed due to budgetary costs with a chance of letting the older system stay on in service. Other potential programs that face this type of scrutiny include Navy shipbuilding ones, aircraft like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and systems such as the new Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV).

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Saab Sensis Receives SeaPort-e Contract Award from U.S. Navy — Press Release

September 26, 2011 by · Comment
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Saab Sensis Receives SeaPort-e Contract Award from U.S. Navy

Saab subsidiary, Saab Sensis Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for Seaport-Enhanced (SeaPort-e), the U.S. Navy’s web-based contracting source for fleet-wide support services. As a SeaPort-e Prime contractor, Saab Sensis will be able to compete for contracts that will be solicited on an ongoing basis across 22 functional service areas by Naval Sea Systems Command; Naval Air Systems Command; Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command; Naval Supply Systems Command; Military Sealift Command; Naval Facilities Command; Strategic Systems Programs; Office of Naval Research; and the Marine Corps. Saab Sensis has qualified for a number of functional support areas, from Research and Development to Installation and Checkout and In-Service Engineering support.

“SeaPort-e provides a mechanism for the U.S. Navy to contract with Saab Sensis for a broad spectrum of advanced and legacy sensor engineering and related support services in an efficient and affordable manner,” said Erik Smith, general manager of Saab Sensis Defense & Security Systems. “This award ensures that our warfighters have access to the critical technical capabilities and expertise they need to conduct their missions.”

SeaPort-e was established by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and its Warfare Centers, which are responsible for the acquisition of all U.S. Navy ship and shipboard systems to maximize the efficiency and economy of support service procurement. The Navy Systems Commands competitively solicit, award and manage their service requirements among SeaPort-e contract holders through the SeaPort-e web portal. The result is a standardized, efficient means of soliciting offers from approved team members. For more information, visit www.seaport.navy.mil/default.aspx.

Defense and aviation market leaders rely on Saab Sensis Corporation to provide advanced sensor technologies, next-generation radars, automation, modeling and simulation solutions. The company serves military, civil aviation, airport and airline customers in more than 35 countries across six continents.

Saab North America provides a broad range of products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to homeland security to customers in the U.S and Canada. Saab Sensis Corporation is a business unit of the Saab Group.

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Contracts for September 26, 2011



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Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $697,629,899 fixed-price-incentive contract for DDG 114 construction. On June 15, 2011, Huntington Ingalls was awarded a $783,572,487 fixed-price-incentive contract for DDG 113 construction. At the time of contract award, the Navy did not release the contract award amount because it was considered source selection information. For DDG 114 construction, significant amounts of work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Walpole, Mass.; York, Pa.; Charlottesville, Va.; Erie, Pa.; and Burns Harbor, Ind. Work is expected to be completed by July 2018. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was procured via a limited competition between Huntington Ingalls and Bath Iron Works. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-2305).

Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $679,600,348fixed-price-incentive contract for DDG 115 construction. This contract includes options for DDG 116 construction valued at $665,016,688. Significant amounts of work will be performed in Bath/Brunswick, Maine; Cincinnati, Ohio; Walpole, Mass.; Brunswick, Ga.; Coatesville, Pa.; Falls Church, Va.; Indianapolis, Ind.; York, Pa.; South Portland, Maine; Charlottesville, Va.; Tulsa, Okla.; Anaheim, Calif.; and Portland, Maine. Work is expected to be completed by August 2017. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was procured via a limited competition between Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-2305).

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Md., is being awarded a $92,000,000 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00421-06-D-0038) to exercise an option for engineering, analytical, and manufacturing services to support various aging aircraft. Work will be performed in various locations throughout the United States (80 percent) and Rockville, Md. (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2012. No funds will be obligated at time of award. 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.

S.T. Wooten, Wilson, N.C., is being awarded a $65,787,840 firm-fixed-price contract for roadwork and utilities expansion for the Hadnot Point and French Creek areas at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The work to be performed provides for the expansion and upgrade of the water, sanitary sewer, steam, electrical, telephone, communication systems, and roadway networks. This also includes future growth impacting the existing utility systems and road networks serving the French Creek area. The contract also contains 10 unexercised options, which, if exercised, would increase cumulative contract value to $83,779,094. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, N.C., and is expected to be completed by October 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 three proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (contract number N40085-11-C-4030).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Information System Sector, Defense Technologies Division, Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $49,900,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract forthe design, development, and installation of PC-based open-architecture for reconfigurable training systems applications for the naval surface training community to be run in automated electronic classrooms and team training system environments with networked PCs running under the Windows operating system. Work will be performed in Newport, R.I. (85 percent); Orlando, Fla. (5 percent); Mayport, Fla. (5 percent); and San Diego, Calif. (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed in September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $1,000,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals, with one offer received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity (N61340-11-D-0005).

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $32,769,084 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0022) for one operational flight trainer and one weapons tactics trainer in support of the low rate initial production, lot two, P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo. (75 percent), and Seattle, Wash. (25 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Archer Western Contractors, Ltd., Atlanta, Ga., is being awarded $29,650,047for firm-fixed-price task order 0005 under a previously awarded multiple-award construction contract (N40085-08-D-9739) for the design and construction to relocate personnel to vacated buildings and spaces of the disestablished Joint Forces Command at Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Support Activity. It involves relocating Naval Air Force Atlantic, United States Fleet Forces, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, and Naval Submarine Force Command to 13 buildings at Naval Support Activity and Naval Station Norfolk. The task order also contains one unexercised option, which, if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $29,725,047. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by August 2014. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

MWH Americas, Inc., Arcadia, Calif., is being awarded a maximum amount $28,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for architectural/engineering services for various projects involving civil engineering for water and wastewater system projects at various Marine Corps facilities within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest area of responsibility (AOR). The work to be performed provides for preparation of design plans and specifications for a multiple-year, multiple-phased design of a comprehensive water and wastewater treatment system program specifically for the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, and also other Marine Corps bases within the California and Arizona geographical areas. Task order 0001 is being awarded at $4,408,495 for studies for a new potable water conveyance system and wastewater conveyance and recycled water distribution at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by June 2012. All work will be performed at Marine Corps bases within the NAVFAC Southwest AOR including, but not limited to, California (90 percent) and Arizona (10 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2016. 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, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (contract number N62473-11-D-0443).

Tompco-Triton, Inc., Bremerton, Wash., is being awarded $19,541,449 for firm-fixed-price task order 0006 under a previously awarded multiple-award construction contract (N44255-08-D-3018) for maintenance construction for the renovation of two bachelor enlisted quarters at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. The work to be performed provides for the repair and modernization of a three-story concrete structure, Building 2302; and the repair and modernization of a second concrete structure, Building 2102. The effort requires correcting building deficiencies, including upgrades to mechanical systems, electrical systems, roofing structural components, seismic upgrades, interior finishes, and life safety issues. Work will be performed in Silverdale, Wash., and is expected to be completed by March 2014. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest, Silverdale, Wash., is the contracting activity.

Manson-Nan Hawaii, J.V., Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded $18,781,182 for firm-fixed-price task order 0005 under a previously awarded multiple-award construction contract (N62478-09-D-4016) for the repair and renovation of Building 9 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor. The work to be performed provides for repairing portion of the first floor, and all of the second and third floors. The project includes architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical work, and will include offices, conference rooms, equipment rooms, bathrooms, and other areas required to meet current design standards and safety standards and codes. Repair work includes, but is not limited to, the repair of interior and exterior walls, ceilings, lighting, electrical power systems, air conditioning, bathrooms, fire alarm system, and fire sprinkler systems. The building will be structurally reviewed and modified as required to meet current seismic requirements. Supporting facility work includes replacing electrical substation/transformer, fresh water distribution system, fire sprinkler water lateral, and sanitary sewer laterals. Anti-terrorism/force protection measures for the site include standoff distances, access control gates, and signage. The task order also contains one unexercised option, which, if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $22,385,832. Work will be performed in Oahu, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by November 2013. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Five proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

ARMTEC Countermeasures Co., Coachella, Calif., is being awarded a $14,700,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract to manufacture the SM-875B/ALE simulator flare. The SM-875B/ALE is a flare used by the Navy to train aircrew on the use of airborne expendable infrared countermeasures. Work will be performed in Milan, Tenn., and is expected to be completed by September 2014. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured, with two firms solicited and two offers received in response to the solicitation. The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00104-11-D-K095).

K.O.O. Construction, Inc., Sacramento, Calif., is being awarded $12,161,316 for firm-fixed-price task order 0002 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-09-D-1655) for the renovation of bachelor enlisted quarters (BEQ) Buildings 57 and 59 at San Nicholas Island, Naval Base Ventura County. The work to be performed provides for the renovation of two, two-story, multi-unit BEQ structures completed in 1990 on San Nicholas Island. BEQ Building 57 contains 26 rooms; BEQ Building 59 contains 42 rooms. Work will be performed in Ventura, Calif., and is expected to be completed by April 2013. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Six proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

BE Meyers & Co., Inc., Redmond, Wash., is being awarded a $9,099,026 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for handheld high-power infrared lasers, high-power crew-served weapon mount infrared pointer/illuminator lasers, aircraft-mounted infrared lasers, spare parts, engineering services, and travel in support of the Marine Corps and Navy. Work will be performed in Redmond, Wash., and is expected to be complete by September 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-JQ76).

Syn-Tech Systems, Inc., Tallahassee Fla., is being awarded an estimated $8,169,882 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee/firm-fixed-price, performance-based contract to provide technical support, standardization, installation, real-time control of fuel operations, and maintenance capabilities for FuelMaster automated fuel service stations and automated data collection equipment at more than 525 sites, worldwide, operated by the Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $35,222,637. Work will be performed in the continental United States (75 percent), with varied locations dependent upon work requirements, and outside the continental United States (25 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2012. If all options are exercised, work could continue until September 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.This contract was not competitively procured because it is sole-source. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (N65236-11-D-3231)

Ehresmann Engineering, Inc.*, Yankton, S.D., is being awarded an $8,148,810 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide telecommunication monopole towers for the Force Training Assessment Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, Corona, Calif. Work will be performed in Yankton, S.D., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Federal Business Opportunities, with four offers received. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity (N63394-11-D-5080).

Raass Brothers, Inc.*, Provo, Utah, is being awarded $7,970,811 for firm-fixed-price task order 0010 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62748-10-D-4022) to repair and renovate Warehouse Buildings 490 and 491 at the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The existing asphaltic concrete and reinforced concrete interior slabs-on-grade floors shall be removed and replaced with a new reinforced concrete slab, vapor barrier, soil termite treatment, and fill material. The building structure work will include repair and replacement existing wood roof decking, roof trusses, roof and wall framing, columns and reinforced concrete bases and perimeter concrete curbs. The roofing system on Building 491 shall be removed and replaced with fluid applied roofing system, including replacement of all skylights. The building interior work shall include the demolition of the existing offices, restrooms and storage room areas and the installation of new offices, restrooms, conference and utility rooms in both warehouses, and upgrades to the existing fire sprinkler system and fire alarm system will be made. The electrical systems work shall include replacement and new installation of the building electrical distribution system, power systems, lighting systems, and voice and data communication services. The exterior site work includes constructing accessible parking stalls, building entry concrete landings and re-grading, swale and motorized chain link entrance gates installation, and termite fumigation. Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by December 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Six proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

Stan Palmer Construction, Bremerton, Wash., is being awarded a $6,891,100 firm-fixed-price contract for the installation and supply of four “turn key” Dry Dock Wastewater Treatment Systems. This contract contains options, which, if exercised, will bring the contract value to $13,445,100. Work will be performed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., and is expected to be completed by September 2012. If options are exercised, the work will continue through May 2013. The fiscal 2009 OPN contract funds in the amount of $3,557,600 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured, with seven offers received. The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Puget Sound, Wash., is the contracting activity (N00406-11-C-003).

GE Aviation Systems, L.L.C., doing business as Dowty Propellers, Sterling, Va., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $6,699,060 undefinitized contractual action against an existing basic ordering agreement (N00104-11-G-A004) to repair marine propellers used onboard landing craft air cushion vessels. Work will be performed in Sterling Va. (85 percent), and in the United Kingdom (15 percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2014. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. The obligated funds used on this action will be $3,349,530. One company was solicited for the non-competitive requirement and one offer was received in response to the solicitation. NAVSUP Weapons System Support, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Co., Inc., Apopka, Fla., is being awarded a $6,555,395 firm-fixed-price, basic ordering agreement for the procurement of lasertransmitters, failure analysis, repairs, test equipment, provisioned item order spares, and related technical services and documentation for the laser transmitter used in the support of the multispectral targeting system family of systems. The purchase of the laser transmitter as spare/replacement items, failure analysis and repair/revision/upgrade of failed units received from field users of the multispectral targeting system (MTS), and organic depot training/specialized test equipment, will facilitate shortened repair turnaround time for return of the MTSs to operational use. Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Work will be performed in Apopka, Fla., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $311,305 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-G-JQ01).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Science Applications International Corp., Fairfield, N.J., was issued a modification exercising the seventh option year on the current contract SPM500-02-D-0121/P00029. Award is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, prime vendor contract with a maximum $105,000,000 for maintenance, repair, and operations for the Southeast region, zone one. 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 Sept. 17, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $61,409,317 for pneumatic tires. Other locations of performance are Virginia, Kansas, and Alabama. Using services are Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is Sept. 22, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio, is the contracting activity (SPM7LX-11-D-0166).

Michelin North America, Inc., Greenville, S.C., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $35,987,004 for pneumatic tires. Other locations of performance are Italy, France, and Canada. Using services are Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is Sept. 22, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio, is the contracting activity (SPM7LX-11-D-0165).

Zoll Medical Corp., Chelmsford, Mass., was issued a modification exercising the second option year on the current contract SPM2D1-09-D-8017/P00002. Award is a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $10,170,000 for airworthy M-series CCT defibrillators. 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 Sept. 27, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for a maximum $8,622,105 for cuff assemblies. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Navy. The date of performance completion is Dec. 31, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-06-G-0003-THLN).

Philips Healthcare, Andover, Mass., was issued a modification exercising the second option year on the current contract SPM2D1-09-D-8018/P00005. Award is a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $8,353,887 for airworthy HeartStart MRx defibrillators and related 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 Sept. 27, 2012. The \ Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Impact Instrumentation, Inc.*, West Caldwell, N.J., was issued a modification exercising the fourth option year on the current contract SPM2D0-07-D-0007/P00007. Award is a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $7,089,398 for airworthy ventilators. 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 Sept. 27, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $94,770,783 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to the existing engineering, manufacturing, and development contract for the Space Based Infrared System high component. This action will exercise two options that deliver logistics and sustainment support in fiscal 2012. Work will be performed in Boulder, Colo. Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Based Infrared Systems Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04701-95-C-0017 P00710).

The Boeing Co., Defense, Space & Security, Long Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $39,855,050 firm-fixed-price contract modification for 17 landing gear overhauls for C-17 aircraft. Work will be performed in Long Beach, Calif. ASC/WLMK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8614-04-C-2004 P00401).

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, is being awarded an estimated $36,887,906 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery and requirements contract to collect, analyze, interpret, and evaluate data from several external and internal pandemic influenza project activities that are designed as Center for Disease Control and Preventions’ primary responsibility in the overall national response to a potential influenza pandemic. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-00-D-3180, Delivery Order 0730).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $24,363,993 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for the F-22 Program to provide sustaining engineering and depot partnering task associated with non-destructive inspection organic capability, hypoxia root cause analysis, titanium crack growth, site activation, slider seals, and radar cross section turntable. ASC/WWUK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8611-08-C-2897 P00098).

DOSS Aviation, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded an estimated $23,903,598 contract modification to provide flight screening for Air Force pilot candidates. Work will be performed at Pueblo, Colo. Air Education and Training Command Contracting Squadron/LGCU, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-06-D-0010 PO0029).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $15,149,310 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract perform research and development in order to complete and deliver survivability and vulnerability reports such as the Weapon System Gap and Deficiency Analysis Study; the Weapon System Requirements Lifecycle Analysis Study; the Weapon System Requirements Lifecycle Analysis Study; and the Weapon System Office Cost Benefit Analysis Study. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Agency Weapon System’s Office will use these reports to enhance the enterprise’s ability to improve the effectiveness of technology assessments, developments, and evaluations. ESG/PKS DTIC, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380 DO 0441).

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded an estimated $12,200,000 cost-plus-award-fee contract to upgrade the two existing highly elliptical orbit (HEO) strings to be capable of operating two or three HEO satellites while maintaining the health and safety of the offline HEO-using software based on geosynchronous orbit initial operations software baseline that is in use at the Interim Test Center. SMC/ISK, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8810-08-C-0002 PO0033).

Chicka-Tay, Inc., doing business as US Aviation Groups, Denton, Texas, is being awarded an $11,775,432 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Type 1 Special training (flight training) for multiple countries. This contract is 100-percent foreign military sales. Air Education and Training Command Contracting Squadron/LGCI, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-11-D-0010).

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, Madison, Miss., is being awarded an $11,345,639 firm-fixed-price contract modification for trainer maintenance at Sheppard Air Force-Base, Texas, and satellite site at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. This action is to exercise option period one, Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012. 82nd Contracting Squadron/LGCA, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-ll-C-0001 A00009).

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, is being awarded an estimated $6,930,630 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract to further enhance the knowledge base supporting EPA’s risk-informed approach to preparing for, and responding to, releases of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-00-D-3180, Delivery Order 0729).

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

Raytheon Vision Systems, Goleta, Calif., is being awarded a $13,488,582 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award is for development of a manufacturing process for low-cost, high-performance, ultra-low form factor thermal cameras. Raytheon’s effort aims to reduce the cost of uncooled infrared sensors by 10 times, to enable widespread use of this technology in the modern battlefield. Work will be performed in Goleta, Calif., and is expected to be completed by March 24, 2014. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity (HR0011-11-C-0125).

BAE Systems, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $13,773,910 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This work seeks to develop a wafer-scale integrated thermal imager manufacturing capability to produce very low-cost and hig-throughput thermal camera components. Also, the performer will facilitate technology transition of a very compact fully integrated thermal camera interfaced to a small handheld platform, such as a cell phone. Work will be performed in Columbia, Md. (48 percent); Newport Beach, Calif. (22 percent); Yorktown Heights, N.Y. (14 percent); San Jose, Calif. (11 percent); Santa Barbara, Calif. (2 percent); Manchester, N.H. (2 percent); and Atlanta, Ga. (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed by Sept. 23, 2014. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity (HR0011-11-C-0126).

DEFENSE HUMAN RESOURCE ACTIVITY

Data Recognition Corp., Maple Grove, Minn., is being awarded an estimated $7,630,127 firm-fixed-price, requirements contract for 2011 Operational Survey support for the Defense Manpower Data Center Human Resources Strategic Assessment Program. Work will be performed at Maple Grove, Minn., and is expected to be completed in September 2012. Contract funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders that will be placed in fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012. This requirement was solicited on the Federal Business Opportunities website on a sole-source basis. One bid was received. The Defense Human Resources Activity Procurement Support Office, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (H98210-11-D-0006).

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Boeing, US Navy Deliver Proposal to Equip Japan Air Self Defense Force with Advanced Super Hornets — Press Release

Boeing, US Navy Deliver Proposal to Equip Japan Air Self Defense Force with Advanced Super Hornets
- Super Hornets would include world’s most advanced air combat radar, designed-in stealth
- Japanese manufacturers could benefit from design and production opportunities

TOKYO, Sept. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Navy have delivered a proposal to the government of Japan offering the advanced F/A-18E Super Hornet Block II to become the Japan Air Self Defense Force’s (JASDF) next premier fighter aircraft. The F/A-18E Block II is the United States’ newest operational and combat-proven fighter aircraft. Japan issued a Request for Proposal for its F-X fighter competition on April 13, with a deadline of Sept. 26.

“The Super Hornet is the world’s most advanced multirole fighter and its selection would provide the Japan Air Self Defense Force with new, unprecedented capability,” said Boeing Japan President Mike Denton. “The Super Hornet can provide the government of Japan with guaranteed pricing and a guaranteed delivery timeline, while equipping the JASDF with superior multirole capability for the defense of Japan.

“Having conducted business in Japan for more than 50 years, Boeing is excited about the extensive technical design and manufacturing opportunities the Super Hornet would bring to many areas of Japanese industry,” added Denton.

The advanced Super Hornet version offered to Japan is based on the F/A-18E/F model operated around the globe by the U.S. Navy. The Royal Australian Air Force is also procuring the aircraft and has taken delivery of 20 F/A-18Fs at its base in Amberley, Queensland. Four additional Super Hornets will be delivered to Australia this year.

“We believe the Super Hornet is an optimal solution for the operational requirements of the Japan Air Self Defense Force,” said Boeing Military Aircraft President Chris Chadwick. “While the competitor aircraft specialize in either air-to-air or air-to-ground operations, the Super Hornet is a true multirole fighter, with the proven operational capability to seamlessly conduct air dominance or precision strike missions across the combined air, ground, maritime and electronic battlespace.”

The Boeing Super Hornet is a multirole aircraft, able to perform virtually every mission in the tactical spectrum, including air superiority, day/night strike with precision-guided weapons, fighter escort, close air support, suppression of enemy air defenses, maritime strike, reconnaissance, forward air control and tanker missions. The Super Hornet Block II provides the most advanced strike fighter capability available. With date-certain deliveries, cost-certain production and proven combat capability, the Super Hornet is the low-risk, high-end multirole fighter solution for the United States and its global defense partners. Boeing has delivered more than 460 Super Hornets to the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. Every Super Hornet produced has been delivered ahead of schedule and on budget.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security (www.boeing.com/bds) is one of the world’s largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 64,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

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Waste, Fraud and the Federal Budget

Some of the issues that are going to be faced by Congress and its “Super Committee” when it comes to reforming Federal spending are those of waste and corruption. Governments spend a lot of money each year on everything from salaries, aircraft, social programs and even muffins. This leads to those who want a piece of the money without necessarily working for it or providing what is required. It also means that without layers of expensive audits and review which do exist there is always a chance the money is not spent correctly or properly. As The Washington Post once said (perhaps apocryphally) “The Government doesn’t buy things efficiently but ethically.”

Some recent cases only highlight the issues faced by procurement and contracting officials. One that got a great deal of publicity was an Inspector General’s investigation of conference costs from the Department of Justice. Their analysis found hotels charging the agency $16 for a muffin. Now of course it turns out the hotel invoiced improperly but it still looks bad that the government at this time of large deficits would be spending money on such items. The result, predictably, is another layer of review and approval for conferences.

Another issue that is more important due to the amount was that the Government is unable to track its retired work force properly and this has led to payments of over $120 million a year to deceased persons. Sometimes this is due to fraud by the relatives of employees but most of the time it is because they don’t know that person is dead. Now $120 million in a budget of $3.5 trillion is a small amount but again it illustrates how hard tracking all of the expenditures is.

Then there is just outright contractor greed and crime. There are lots of ways for corrupt companies and Federal employees to take advantage of the procurement business.

Two recent examples illustrate this problem. In the first a small defense contractor has been charged with paying bribes to two contracting officials to get them to award his company a contract for a security vehicle to be used in Afghanistan. The bribes only totaled $20,000.00 and the contract was for $200,000.00. Reportedly they all knew each other from service together in the Army. Then to make it worse he didn’t deliver the product. Direct bribes like this are not common and the Federal government has been cracking down on this in the last few years. In 2010 the Justice Department got a settlement from the British defense contractor BAE Systems (BAE:LSE) for bribes to gain a major Saudi contract. There have been other recent cases involving KBR (KBR) and the Dutch company Siemens as well.

In another example a company in Alabama paid a settlement with the Justice Department over charges that it pretended to be located in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZONE) when it was not to gain a competitive advantage. HUBZONE’s are for areas, predominantly minority, that haven’t received a great deal of Federal contracts. To spur investment in these areas the Government weights contract evaluations or sets aside contracts for these companies to help them gain work. The company here said its offices were in the HUBZONE when they were actually located in a nearby major office park. The company was able to win a set aside contract through this deceit.

The Federal and State Governments have a great deal of programs like this to help disadvantaged groups and companies. These include special programs for businesses owned by Native Americans, minorities and women. There is a temptation to take advantage of these to gain work by companies that shouldn’t qualify. For smaller business one or two contract may make a big difference in their bottom line and the compensation of their executives which leads to temptation. The chance of audit and review seem low leading to these cases.

When you are spending billions each year it can sometimes be hard to keep track of the little things. This is one of the reason there is fraud and waste with government spending. The Government needs to do a better job of following their spending and the contractors they use. At the same time layers of review and regulation may not fix the problems. Another way would be to reduce the number of special and set aside programs to limit temptation. This would also improve the ability to award contracts in a timely fashion. Every layer of review and audits delays processing of the contract and payment of the contractor.

As the Federal Government shrinks spending there will be more cases of fraud and crime as the temptation for contractors to keep the work they have and fight over the smaller pie of contracts will increase. That means companies will potentially use bribes, falsified status or other means to win them. The Government will also have to do a better job of eliminating problems to maximize the value of their remaining dollars. There will be a whole sale shift in some practices in theory such as eliminating things like conferences and travel in order to economize. Changes such as this will take time and to be honest may never happen leading to more deficit spending and waste.

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Boeing Continues to Announce Sub-Contractors for KC-46A

As the KC-46A aerial tanker program moves forward headed up by Boeing (BA) they continue to announce the different sub-contractors and parts suppliers. The latest is that BAE Systems (BAE:LSE), the British defense giant, will be providing touch panels to operate some of the systems on the aircraft.

The panels are derivatives of the current ones they manufacture for Boeing’s 737 airliner indicating that Boeing will follow its plan of utilizing components from its different aircraft to support the 767 based tanker. The cockpit is planned to be a version of that used in the new 787 Dreamliner expected to enter service in the next few months.

General Dynamics Awarded Military Health System Support Contract by TRICARE Management Activity — Press Release

General Dynamics Awarded Military Health System Support Contract by TRICARE Management Activity

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a five-year, $14.3 million task order by the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) under the TRICARE Evaluation, Analysis and Management Support (TEAMS) contract. General Dynamics was originally awarded the TEAMS indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract in July 2008.

General Dynamics will provide program management services to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). Work will include program administration, conference planning, strategic communications and accounting support. The company will also coordinate information systems and technology services, including phone lines and computer access for DVBIC headquarters in Washington, D.C., and its Johnstown, Pa., and Charlottesville, Va., sites.

“General Dynamics has a long history of supporting vital health systems projects within the TRICARE Management Activity and the Military Health System,” said Zannie Smith, senior vice president of Army Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology. “We will provide DVBIC with the program management and technical support they need to ensure service members, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury receive the high-quality care they deserve.”

DVBIC is the primary traumatic brain injury component of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. It serves thousands of patients through a comprehensive network of 17 physical sites throughout the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. In addition to treating service members and veterans with all levels of traumatic brain injury, the center conducts an extensive research program and provides education about brain injuries to families, the public and clinical providers.

Through the TEAMS contract, General Dynamics provides critical management support to the Defense Health Information Management System’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) program, an enterprise-wide medical clinical information system, used in all fixed military medical and deployed facilities, that generates, maintains, stores and provides secure online access to comprehensive patient records. The company also provides program and functional management services to the Defense Blood Standard System program office, which ensures the distribution of safe and effective blood products.

For more information about General Dynamics Information Technology, please visit www.gdit.com.

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Contracts for September 23, 2011



NAVY

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $319,905,801 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-09-C-0022) for spares, support equipment and tools, logistics support, trainers, and courseware in support of the low rate initial production, lot two, P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas (35 percent); Hazelwood, Mo. (35 percent); Seattle, Wash. (14 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (4 percent); Anaheim, Calif. (4 percent); Baltimore, Md. (3 percent); Camden, N.J. (3 percent); and Greenlawn, N.Y. (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed in March 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $142,565,902 not-to-exceed cost-only contract for fiscal 2011 Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) production of all-up-rounds, section level components and spares, shipping containers, and associated data. This contract will provide for the procurement of 60 SM-2 Block IIIB all-up-rounds, and SM-2 Block IIIB components and spares. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $146,227,686. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (17.8 percent); and, under the Foreign Military Sales Program, the governments of Korea (32.4 percent), Japan (26.5 percent), Australia (21.9 percent), Germany (0.7 percent), Taiwan (0.5 percent), and Canada (0.2 percent). Work will be performed in Andover, Mass. (37 percent); Camden, Ark. (36 percent); The Netherlands (7 percent); Anniston, Ala. (5 percent); Joplin, Mo. (4 percent); San Diego, Calif. (3 percent); Middleton, Conn. (3 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (3 percent); and Reisterstown, Md. (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed by June 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-5300).

AMSEC, L.L.C., Virginia Beach, Va. (N65540-11-D-0022); Delphinus Engineering, Eddystone, Pa. (N65540-11-D-0020); General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va. (N65540-11-D-0019); and NDI Engineering, Thorofare, N.J. (N65540-11-D-0021), are each being awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple award contracts in the amount of $91,474,687 for services to support hull, mechanical, and electrical machinery and systems on Navy vessels, other federal agency vessels, federally contracted vessels and platforms, selected maritime agency vessels, and select land based sites. This contract will include prototype engineering; design, development, build, and testing; technology insertion; performance specifications; performance and data analysis; system fault tree analysis; system safety analysis; system integration; installation support; computer programming and software engineering; software verification and validation; integrated logistics support document preparation and system training development; and on-site technical support, alteration services, integrated logistics, and staging. The work is to be performed in Norfolk, Va. (45 percent), San Diego, Calif. (40 percent), and Mayport, Fla. (15 percent), and is expected to complete in September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $880,363 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured through the Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities websites, with four offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Jacobs Technology, Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is being awarded $42,442,430 for task order 0039 under previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (M67854-02-A-9017). This effort is for the continuity of services contract to continue information technology services until the transition to the next generation Enterprise Network is accomplished. Work will be performed in Quantico, Va., and is expected to be completed in June 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals with two offers received. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Superior Electric, Farmington, Conn., is being awarded a $35,801,255 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the design and production of automatic bus transfer switches. Automatic bus transfer switches procured under this contract are intended for use on all Navy ship and submarine classes. Work will be performed in Farmington, Conn., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $149,230 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities websites, with three offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N65540-11-D-0015).

Sauer, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded $28,126,400 for firm-fixed-price task order 0006 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N69450-09-D-1277) for design and construction of corrosion control repairs to Explosive Handling Wharf 2 cover and structure at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Work will be performed in Kings Bay, Ga., and is expected to be completed by June 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.

3Phoenix, Inc.*, Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $20,452,418 sole source cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the design and development of four Torpedo Warning System engineering development models. This effort is for phase three of Small Business Innovative Research topic N07-070, Distributed Sensor System Innovations. The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $45,009,130. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va. (40 percent), Wake Forest, N.C. (30 percent), and Hanover, Md. (30 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-6287).

Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded a $16,941,232 firm-fixed-priced modification under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5031) for the procurement of 961 fuel protection kits, and eight sets of capability insertion enhanced and inspect or repair only as necessary tools, for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed no later than March 30, 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $5,289,902 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Harris Corp., Rochester, N.Y., is being awarded a $14,898,576 firm-fixed-price contract modification for support to the Air Force Tactical Air Control Party Modernization Program. The equipment being purchased includes the AN/PRC-117G man-pack radio and accessories. Work will be performed in Rochester, N.Y., and is expected to completed by December 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the e-Buy website, with one offer received. Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity. (N00164-11-F-0142)

Allen Vanguard, Inc.*, Ogdensburg, N.Y., is being awarded a $10,291,862 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of operations search kits and protective equipment in support of the government of Chile under the Foreign Military Sales Program (100 percent). At the time of contract award, $2,553,532 is being obligated. Work will be performed in Ogdensburg, N.Y., and is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was synopsized via the Federal Business Opportunities website as a sole-source procurement, and was not competitively procured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-11-D-0019).

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Windsor Locks, Conn., is being awarded $9,966,104 for delivery order 5458 under an existing basic ordering agreement (N00383-08-G-001J) to repair 530 parts kits for the loss of lube prevention initiative used in support of the V-22 aircraft for the constant frequency generator. Work will be performed in Rockford, Ill. (37.79 percent); York, Neb. (47.67 percent); and Singapore (14.54 percent). Work is expected to be completed by May 2017. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This effort is a sole-source solicitation. NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Spectrum Laser and Technologies, Inc.*, Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $8,704,839 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of circuit card assemblies in support of the Naval Air Systems Command. The circuit card assemblies are integrated into the MH-60R and MH-60S armed helicopter weapon system projects. The circuit cards contribute to the MH-60s ability to perform surface warfare, force protection, maritime interdiction operations, combat search and rescue, and vertical replenishment support missions. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Navy Electronic Commerce Online, with five proposals received. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-JN89).

Stuart Manufacturing*, Fort Wayne, Ind. (N00164-11-D-JN15); Integrated Consulting Services*, Louisville, Ky. (N00164-11-D-JN28); JKM Manufacturing*, Eufaula, Ala. (N00164-11-D-JN29); Ridge Instruments*, South, Decatur, Ala. (N00164-11-D-JN30); PALCO Telecom Service*, Huntsville, Ala. (N00164-11-D-JN31); and CRISTEK Interconnect*, Lowell, Mass. (N00164-11-D-JN27), are each being awarded $8,500,000 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts for the purchase of cable assemblies and wiring harnesses to be used to support various weapons systems in support of the Naval Air Systems Command, the Naval Sea Systems Command, and U.S. Special Operations Command. Work will be performed at the sites identified above depending on which contractor receives each competitive delivery order. Work is expected to be completed by September 2016. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with seven proposals received. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity.

GeoEye Analytics, Inc., McLean, Va., is being awarded a $6,871,826 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for geospatial analysis, research, and studies. GeoEye Analytics will be performing threat, counter insurgency, and counter terrorism analysis to support intelligence analysis programs and operational organizations. The contract includes options, which, if exercised, will bring the cumulative contract value to $22,178,709. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and is expected to be completed by September 2014. This contract will be incrementally funded, and funds in the amount of $5,878,768 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This procurement was procured on a sole source basis via direct solicitation. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Ceradyne, Inc., Costa Mesa, Calif., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for a maximum $127,349,100 for enhanced small arms protective inserts. Other locations of performance are California and Kentucky. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is March 31, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM1C1-11-D-1061).

Foster Fuels, Inc.*, Brookneal, Va., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $80,929,596 for fuel support. Other locations of performance are Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. Using service is federal civilian agencies. The date of performance completion is Sept. 19, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-D-4012).

United Technologies Corp., East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for a minimum $13,062,784 for aircraft engine parts. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is August 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (SPRTA1-09-G-0001-0267).

Seiler Instrument and Manufacturing Co., Inc.*, St. Louis, Mo., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for a maximum $11,191,160 for mortar telescope mounts. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. The date of performance completion is Sept. 22, 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Land, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (SPRDL1-11-D-0041).

Hardigg Industries, Inc., South Deerfield, Mass., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for a maximum $9,998,100 for plastic trunk lockers. Other location of performance is Indiana. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is March 31, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM1C1-11-D-1070).

AIR FORCE

Northrup Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $39,501,564 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to exercise the option for the defense on-orbit support and sustainment contract providing fiscal 2012 on-orbit sustainment for both the Defense Support Program sensor and spacecraft bus. Work will be performed at Redondo Beach, Calif. The Space and Missile Systems Center/ISK, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8810-09-C-0001, P00047)

MacAulay-Brown, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, is being awarded a $24,891,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to design, develop, and test innovation involving apertures, receivers, exciters, signal processing, and algorithms for signal intelligence, threat warning, direction finding, information operations, electronic attack, electronic support, and electronic protection applications. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Air Force Research Laboratory/PKSR, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-11-D-1004 and Task Orders 0001 and 0002).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Simulator, Training and Support, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $23,990,000 firm-fixed-price contract modification for the C-130 Aircrew Training Systems visual system replacement. Work will be performed at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.; Dobbins Air Force Base, Ga.; Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; McChord Air Force Base, Wash.; and Minneapolis Air National Guard, Minn. The Aeronautical Systems Center/WNSK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8223-11-C-0001 P00014).

InDyne, Inc., Reston, Va., is being awarded a $11,453,051 cost-plus-incentive-fee/award-fee contract to provide for the Western Range operations and maintenance; support services; testing, modifying and installing communications, information and computer system services; and testing, modifying and installing communications, electronic and security systems at launch facilities, launch control centers and test facilities. The contract is a two-month interim extension. Work will be performed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., and California coastal sites Pillar Point, Anderson Peak, and Santa Barbara. The Air Force Space Commands 30th Contracting Squadron/LGCZG, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04684-03-C-0050; Modification P003).

SERE Solutions, Inc., Spokane, Wash., is being awarded a $9,188,179 firm-fixed-price contract for survival, evasion, resistance, and escape services. Work will be performed at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., and Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The Air Education and Training Command CONS/LGCU, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-06-D-0008-P00026).

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

The RN Armor Vax Consortium, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $17,300,230 technology investment agreement. The award is for a research and development program designed to identify, investigate, and develop candidate RNA vaccines against infectious disease. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (19.59 percent); Lyon, France (11.93 percent); Tubingen, Germany (56.62 percent); and Nantes, France (11.86 percent). The work is expected to be completed by September 2015. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity (HR0011-11-3-0001).

DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY

Achaogen, Inc., South San Francisco, Calif., is being awarded a $8,919,538 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for novel broad spectrum therapeutics against gram-negative bacterial threat agents, research and development effort for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in support of the research and development enteprise. Work will be performed at South San Francisco, Calif., and is expected to be completed June 2012. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (HDTRA1-07-C-0079).

*Small business

Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) 2012 — Conference

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Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) is Europe’s largest and most international annual gathering dedicated to the high-level discussion of the importance and the major challenges of the use of geospatial intelligence in both defence and national security operations.

DGI brings together heads of Geospatial Intelligence, Remote Sensing, GIS Mapping, Satellite Imagery and Analysis within the Military, Governmental and National Security sectors. It attracts professionals who are responsible for using, and integrating, geo based capabilities in their operations and organisations. DGI provides a unique forum for defence intelligence to discuss and debate the development of geospatial intelligence capabilities across the globe in defence and security sectors – With over 600 attendees year on year, DGI has becomes Europe’s key forum for geospatial strategy.

Addressing the use of geospatial information in scenarios such as international conflicts, defence operations, C4ISR, humanitarian disasters, crime, national security, border control, arms treaty monitoring and global climate change; a fundamental objective of DGI is to help organisations understand how to build the necessary infrastructure and architecture to take advantage of geospatial intelligence capabilities.

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MDA Invests in AEGIS Ashore

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is charged with developing different systems to provide anti-ballistic missile capability for the United States and its military services. It has spent billions over the last thirty years looking at a variety of sensors as well as interceptors. Right now several different Army and Navy programs are in production as well as development. These include a variant of the PATRIOT air defense system, the THAAD land based system used by the Army and the Navy’s AEGIS Weapon System modified to engage ballistic missiles rather then aircraft.

The AEGIS system has already been installed on several cruisers and destroyers and uses a missile built by Raytheon, STANDARD Missile (SM) -3, that is a version of an air defense system. It has been tested several times in Hawaii and was also used to engage a satellite that was falling from space and posed a threat due to toxic materials.

Now MDA is spending money to look at making a version of the AEGIS Weapon System and SM-3 missile that could be land based. Earlier this month the Agency awarded Lockheed Martin (LMT), the manufacturer and developer of the system, a contract modification to continue work on Aegis Ashore Combat System adaption efforts.

The contract is worth a little over $100 million.

While it would seem fairly easy to take a radar and a missile in a box off of a ship and install it on land it is not as easy as it makes out. The THAAD and PATRIOT have been designed from the start to fit in a small footprint able to be placed on vehicles. The AEGIS Weapon System has been placed on ships with decent volume of space, large amounts of power and that are designed around placing the radars in optimum locations. Any AEGIS ashore system might be “transportable” but not really “mobile” without serious efforts to shrink their footprints.

It does show though that the U.S. is interested in placing one of their more successful missile defense capabilities in places that a ship cannot reach. The idea will probably take a few years and an investment of several hundred million dollars to come to fruition.

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Contracts for September 22, 2011



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Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc., Houston, Texas (N62742-11-D-3511); IAP-ECC, L.L.C., Cape Canaveral, Fla. (N62742-11-D-3512); Global Response Services, L.L.C., Fort Worth, Texas (N62742-11-D-3513); and Pacific Contingency Services, L.L.C., Fort Worth, Texas (N62742-11-D-3514), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for the purchase of short-term facility support services with incidental construction in support of natural disasters; humanitarian efforts; the full range of military actions; and incumbent breaks in service at various locations throughout the world. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and four option years, for all four contracts combined is $900,000,000. Support services with incidental construction are to include airfield operations; port operations; ship charter; supply; emergency management; fire and emergency services; force protection; safety; environmental (compliance, conservation, cultural, and pollution prevention); facility support (base support vehicle and equipment, collateral equipment, facility investment, facility management, facility services, and utilities); fleet and family readiness (bachelor housing and dormitories, fisher house, galley lodging, morale welfare and recreation, child development, family housing, fleet and family support, and other community support); command; information technology services; resource management; total force management; and training and readiness. No task orders are being issued at this time. All work on this contract will be performed at various locations throughout the world, including remote and overseas locations. The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $400,000 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 seven proposals received. These four contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

Patricia I. Romero, d.b.a. Pacific West Builders*, National City, Calif. (N62473-11-D-0065); I.E.-Pacific, Inc.*, San Diego, Calif. (N62473-11-D-0066); NEI Contracting and Engineering, Inc.*, San Diego, Calif. (N62473-11-D-0067); Dimensions Construction, Inc.*, San Diego, Calif. (N62473-11-D-0068); and Bilbro Construction Co., Inc.*, Escondido, Calif. (N62473-11-D-0069), are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract for new construction, renovation, revitalization, alteration and repair of various facilities at locations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest area of responsibility (AOR). The maximum dollar value for all five contracts combined is $500,000,000. The work to be performed provides for projects which may include, but are not limited to, commercial, institutional, and industrial type buildings, such as: administrative, armory, athletic court, swimming pool, dining, dormitory/barrack, theater, educational, fire station, hangar, retail complex, club house, child care centers, recreational, religious building, warehouse, laboratory, medical building, animal shelter, and other similar facilities. 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 September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $25,000 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 65 proposals received. These five 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.

L-3 Communications Systems Field Support, Vertex Aerospace, L.L.C., Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $48,797,627 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract (N00019-11-D-0010) to exercise an option for aircraft maintenance and logistical life cycle support for 66 C-12 aircraft for the Navy (55) and the Marine Corps (11). Services to be provided include scheduled/unscheduled organizational maintenance, aircraft servicing, depot-level maintenance, support equipment maintenance, modifications, engineering, and engineering support. Funding will not be obligated at the time of award. Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas (12 percent); Lincoln, Neb. (34 percent); and Winnipeg, Canada (34 percent). Work will also be performed in various locations both inside and outside the continental United States (20 percent), including: Yuma, Ariz.; Washington, D.C.; New Orleans, La.; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Jacksonville, Fla.; Miramar, Calif.; New River, N.C.; Norfolk, Va.; Patuxent River, Md.; Andrews Air Force Base, Md.; Manassas, Va.; Japan; Cuba; and Bahrain. Work is expected to be completed in September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activities.

Canadian Commercial Corp., General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, Ontario, Canada, is being awarded a $47,336,308 firm-fixed-priced modification under a previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5028) for procurement of 425 of the following engineering change proposal upgrades: power pack upgrade kit; heater guard assembly kit; and bracket door actuator kit. These upgrades are supporting the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. Work will be performed in Benoni, South Africa, and is expected to be completed no later than June 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Straub-Driver, J.V., Fallbrook, Calif., is being awarded a $46,575,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the design and construction of the truck company operations complex at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The work to be performed provides for the design and construction of a dining facility, a multi-story headquarters facility, administrative facilities, a warehouse, an armory, a single marine facility, a dispatch facility, and a vehicle maintenance bay addition. The project also includes renovation to a vehicle maintenance facility and the demolition of four buildings. The contract also contains a planned modification, which, if issued, would increase cumulative contract value to $53,856,738. Work will be performed in Oceanside, Calif., 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 17 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62473 11 C 0405).

Communications and Power Industries, Palo Alto, Calif., is being awarded a $35,860,730 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for traveling wave tubes and associated data supporting the MK-99 Fire Control System. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (85 percent); the Missile Defense Agency (6 percent); and under the Foreign Military Sales Program, the governments of Spain (3 percent), Australia (3 percent), and South Korea (3 percent). Work will be performed in Palo Alto, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-GR75).

URS Group, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, is being awarded $29,992,802 for fixed-price-award-fee task order HC01 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62742-09-D-1174) for the design and repair of Red Hill fuel tunnel at Naval Supply Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor. The work to be performed provides for design and repair of approximately 3.5 miles of tunnel in Pearl Harbor to ensure proper structural integrity. Structural repairs include repairing cracks, installing rock bolts, steel “I” beams, and backfilling grout in the voids behind the formed gunite liner, all in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration Tunnel Rehabilitation guidelines. Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by April 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $17,098,027 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Rapid Deployment Capability Weaponization Program in support of the Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout System. This contract includes the installation, engineering, manufacturing, and data development of the weapons systems, which include 12 Stores Management Systems. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (75 percent), and Grand Rapids, Mich. (25 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $14,752,952 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-0087).

Sechan Electronics, Inc.*, Lititz, Pa., is being awarded a $16,233,167 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for up to 350 electronic payload interface boxes; one engineering development model; engineering services not to exceed $50,000; and an optional final technical data package in support of Marine Corps Ground Based Operation Surveillance Systems. Work will be performed in Lititz, Pa., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Federal Business Opportunities with two offers received. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00064-11-D-JT36).

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded $14,480,278 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0006 under a previously awarded performance based logistics contract (N00383-07-D-001J) for spare parts in support of the AV-8 aircraft. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed by September 2014. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not awarded through full and open competition. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

3 Phoenix, Inc.*, Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $12,315,777 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-6274) to exercise an option to provide engineering services to support software development, procurement of commercial-off-the-shelf products, and hardware/software integration required to provide improved technology for Navy open architecture and network centric operations and warfare systems in support of Virginia-class submarines and other submarine/surface ship systems. This requirement includes system engineering, architecture design, software engineering, prototyping, integration, and test activities. This effort is for phase three of a Small Business Innovative Research, topic N04-138, “Real-time Data Fusion and Visualization Interface for Environmental Research Data.” These services will be rendered as needed to support the Navy’s initiative to maintain the pace of performance improvement through judicious use of lower power electronics, advanced algorithm design, and innovative applications of open software and hardware. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Va. (35 percent); Wake Forest, N.C. (35 percent); and Hanover, Md. (30 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2012. 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.

Hawk Protection, Inc., Pembroke Pines, Fla., is being awarded a $10,801,076 firm-fixed-price contract for the production of 45,155 protective overgarments. Work will be performed in Vonore, Tenn. (52 percent); Pembroke Pines, Fla. (27 percent); and Hialeah, Fla., (21 percent). Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2011. Contract funds expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-11-C-3052).

Bell Helicopter Textron, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $10,047,265 cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0003) for design and development activities in support of the cuff and yoke redesign of the H-1 helicopter upgrades. This delivery order will include initiating the design-build-buy activities, part/drawing release, and support analysis for detailed design, preparation, execution, and follow up for preliminary design review; process development for yoke full-scale process and drive system center; complete tooling conceptual designs and initiate tooling preliminary design; structural qualification; and flight test plans requirements. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in May 2013. 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.

Ames & Whitaker Architects, P.C.*, Southington, Conn., is being awarded a maximum $10,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for civil/structural/architectural/mechanical/electrical and fire protection services in support of projects at military installations throughout the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic area of responsibility (AOR). Task order 0001 is being awarded at $327,469 to provide design services for Building 1 renovations at Naval Station Newport, Newport, R.I. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by September 2012. Work will be performed in the Mid-Atlantic Northeast AOR including, but not limited to, Rhode Island (20 percent); Maine (20 percent); Connecticut (15 percent); New Jersey (15 percent); Pennsylvania (10 percent); New York (5 percent); New Hampshire (5 percent); Massachusetts (5 percent); Vermont (3 percent); and Delaware (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $327,469 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 65 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic Northeast Integrated Product Team, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-11-D-7205).

Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors, Baltimore Md., is being awarded an $8,785,494 contract modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-5347) for electrical design agent for the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS). The MK 41 VLS provides a missile launching system for CG-47 and DDG-51 class surface combatants of the U.S. Navy, as well as surface combatants of allied navies. This effort includes design agent services to support the MK 41 VLS program and the life cycle support facility through efforts such as the integration of new missiles into VLS; integration of VLS into new ships; technical refresh; systems engineering; computer program engineering; and failure analyses. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md. (82 percent), and Ventura, Calif. (18 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2012. 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.

CMS Toltest, Inc.*, Bargersville, Ind., is being awarded $6,698,380 for firm-fixed-price task order 0004 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N69450-10-D-1271) for construction of repair Trident Refit Facility dry dock at Naval Submarine Station Kings Bay. This project repairs or replaces pump motors, pumps, check valves, flow meters, actuators, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, control panel annunciators, trench grating, and concrete coating basin. Work will be performed in Kings Bay, Ga., and is expected to be completed by December 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Teletronics Technology Corp., Newton, Pa., is being awarded a $60,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for commercial supplies and services in sustainment of high-speed data acquisition systems specifically designed for flight test users. Work will be performed at Newtown, Pa. The Air Force Flight Test Center Directorate of Contracting, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA9302-11-D-0004).

Boeing Co., Long Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $52,457,622 fixed-price-award-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to the C-17 Globemaster III sustainment partnership contract. The contract modification implements the equitable adjustment outlined in the annual flying hour/engine cycle clause of the contract. Work will be performed at Long Beach, Calif. The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center/GKSKH, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8106-05-C-0001 P00194).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Simulator, Training and Support, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $28,515,000 firm-fixed-price contract for fiscal 2012 operations and maintenance for Air Mobility Command. The work will be performed at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Aeronautical Systems Center/WNSK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8621-06-C-6300).

Boeing Co., Huntington, Calif., is being awarded a $20,087,191 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for labor-only installation of two C-17 Globemaster III On-Board Inert Gas Generating Systems (OBIGGS) II kits, and two C-17 Globemaster III Extended Range OBIGGS kits. The work will be performed at San Antonio, Texas, and Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. The Aeronautical Systems Center/WLMK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8614-04-C-2004, P00378).

Merrick & Co., Aurora, Colo., is being awarded a $10,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for architecture-engineering services. Work will be performed at Aurora, Colo. The 10th Contracting Squadron, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo, is the contracting activity (FA7000-11-D-0006).

Intelligent Decision, Inc., Ashburn, Va., is being awarded a $9,513,513 firm-fixed-price contract for technical refresh of laptop computers in support of the Air Force Reserve Command mission. Work will be performed at Ashburn, Va. The Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command/A7KA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8771-10-A-0603-5Y02)

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Lockheed Martin MS2, Owego, N.Y., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, basic ordering agreement contract for a maximum $46,503,900 for radar equipment. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Navy. The date of performance completion is Jan. 30, 2017. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPRPA1-09-G-002Y-5015).

Tiffin Metal Products Co.*, Tiffin, Ohio, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $12,330,000 for metal fence posts. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is Sept. 29, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM8E6-11-D-0009).

American Posts, L.L.C.*, Toledo, Ohio, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $12,010,000 for metal fence posts. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is Sept. 29, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM8E6-11-D-0010).

CFM International, Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $11,605,680 for compressor rotor. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is Aug. 1, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (SPRTA1-11-G-0001-00C6).

Seiler Instrument and Manufacturing Co., Inc., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for a maximum $11,191,160 for mortar telescope mounts. There are no other locations of performance. Using services is Army. The date of performance completion is Sept. 22, 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Land, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (SPRDL1-11-D-0041).

GE Aviation Systems, Vandalia, Ohio, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for a maximum $10,860,696 for generator control units. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Navy. The date of performance completion is September 2014. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM4A1-09-G-0003-TH03).

Excel Manufacturing, Inc.*, El Paso, Texas, was issued a modification exercising the fourth option year on the current contract SPM1C1-07-D-1501. Award is firm-fixed-price with a maximum $8,483,580 for men’s and women’s airmen battle uniform coats and trousers. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is Sept. 24, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Signature Flight Support Corp., Corpus Christi, Texas, was awarded a fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for a maximum $7,017,851 for fuel. 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 March 31 2015. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-D-0142).

*Small business

Boeing, US Army Celebrate $130 Million Investment in CH-47 Chinook Production Facility — Press Release

Boeing, US Army Celebrate $130 Million Investment in CH-47 Chinook Production Facility

– Investment supports potential US Army multi-year procurement contract
– Allows Chinook to be delivered faster, more cost effectively and with higher quality

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Army celebrated the opening of the newly renovated H-47 Chinook manufacturing facility today. The event coincided with the 50th anniversary of the H-47 Chinook’s first flight.

“Boeing has made a $130 million investment to create a world-leading aircraft manufacturing facility to support continuing U.S. and international demand for the unmatched vertical lift capabilities of the Chinook,” said Jean Chamberlin, vice president and general manager of Boeing’s Ridley Township-based Mobility division.

The factory renovations will allow Boeing to increase Chinook production rates to six aircraft per month, up from the current rate of four per month. The modern facility offers enhanced employee safety and comfort, lower operating costs and reduced environmental impact. The new facility is one of three Boeing facilities recognized for zero waste contribution to landfill.

In August 2008, Boeing was awarded the initial CH-47F multi-year contract to deliver 215 CH-47F Chinooks to the U.S. Army, generating more than $450 million in taxpayer savings over single-year procurements. To date, Boeing has delivered 143 CH-47F aircraft and trained and equipped eight units, including those in Germany and Hawaii. The CH-47F has completed nine deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

“This upgraded facility will allow Boeing to increase production and work toward securing a second CH-47F multi-year contract, with the potential to generate taxpayer savings in excess of $400 million,” said Chamberlin. “Multi-year contracts enable double-digit percentage savings for the taxpayer, and allow industry to make long-term investments in people, facilities, and technology.”

“The CH-47F is proving its exceptional capabilities every day in combat operations,” said U.S. Army Col. Bob Marion, project manager for Cargo Helicopters. “The technological advantages and improvements in the CH-47F are powerful combat multipliers that save soldiers’ lives and support overall contingency operations in theater. I am extremely proud of the Chinook team on this milestone 50-year achievement.”

The CH-47 Chinook’s first flight on Sept. 21, 1961, was followed by its first delivery to the U.S. Army in August 1962. In 1965, CH-47s entered combat as they deployed with the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division to Vietnam. Since that time, the Chinook has been continually modernized and upgraded, evolving into the technologically advanced and capable U.S. Army CH-47F and Special Operations MH-47G platforms in service today. The Chinook is in high demand with a growing number of defense forces worldwide.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security (www.boeing.com/bds) is one of the world’s largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 64,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

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Japan Reportedly Considering JSF for New Fighter

Currently there are two major fighter contests on-going as Brazil and India work to consider a new advanced fighter for their defense needs. Now it has been reported that Japan is interested in also starting a competition to add a later generation aircraft to its fleet of F-15J fighters. Sometime this month the country will want bids for 40 new aircraft.

In Brazil the discussion seems to be between the United States’ F/A-18 made by Boeing (BA) and the French company Dassault Rafael fighter. That contest continues to be delayed as Brazil faces some economic issues and re-thinks its commitment to spending so much money on defense items. One component of the contest that is key is the construction of manufacturing facilities in Brazil and the transfer of technology to help the South American country improve its aerospace industry.

In India the contest has reached a point where they downselected to only two bidders both European. After looking at proposals from Boeing, Lockheed Martin (LMT), MiG, Eurofighter and Dassault only the last two were chosen to proceed in the contest. The decision was a blow to the the American bidders as they had hoped this contract would offset potential reductions in U.S. defense spending.

Now the reports are that Japan will receive bids from Boeing, Lockheed and Eurofighter for their requirements. The Lockheed F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is considered the front runner despite its cost and the current schedule issues the program is facing. This is primarily due to its more stealthy qualities over the earlier generation fighters.

The F-35 is in development and low rate production for the U.S. military, the U.K., Netherlands, Canada and Australia. Other foreign partners include Norway and Israel. The addition of Japan to the program would not be a big leap although they expect that the jet they order in the next few months would be in service by 2016. JSF production should be ramping up to higher quantities by then but any major cuts to the U.S. defense budget may affect production rates and quantities. If the JSF cannot meet the Japanese schedule they may end up considering one of the other options.

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AAR and Boeing to Collaborate on Royal Netherlands Air Force Rotorcraft Support — Press Release

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AAR and Boeing to Collaborate on Royal Netherlands Air Force Rotorcraft Support

Alliance builds on the Boeing and Logistic Center Woensdrecht (LCW) partnership to help increase readiness rates of RNLAF Chinooks and Apaches and develop opportunities for Dutch industry

WOOD DALE, Ill., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AAR (NYSE: AIR) and the Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) have signed a letter of intent to cooperate on component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities to support Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) rotorcraft operations.

“Boeing is working with Dutch industry to develop the most effective ways to increase the readiness rates of Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47 Chinook and AH-64D Apache helicopters through its partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence Logistic Center Woensdrecht,” said Peri Widener, Boeing Global Services & Support director of Rotorcraft Support. “Boeing also is focused on building relationships with suppliers that can help the company continue to deliver affordable, reliable logistics, sustainment and MRO solutions that maximize global readiness for our customers here and elsewhere.”

“AAR has extensive experience servicing aircraft components for air forces in Europe, the United States and other foreign countries, including on a number of platforms for which Boeing is the original equipment manufacturer,” said Mat van Vugt, Vice President for AAR’s aircraft component services business. “We look forward to building on that experience by working with Boeing and Logistic Center Woensdrecht to help ensure that Dutch Chinooks and Apaches are ready when the Royal Netherlands Air Force needs them.”

Boeing has a long record of working closely and successfully with Dutch defense customers and industry. Most recently, Boeing has been working in partnership with the LCW to expand MRO capabilities in-country and develop opportunities for Dutch industry. That alliance strives to increase readiness rates of the Boeing-built CH-47 Chinook and AH-64D Apache helicopters operated by the RNLAF, and aims to eventually broaden regional MRO activities through support opportunities on other military and civilian aircraft.

The letter of intent with AAR is the first industry collaboration to grow out of the November 2010 framework agreement between Boeing and LCW. Boeing’s collaboration with LCW and AAR advances the “Maintenance Valley” initiative supported by the Dutch government to bolster the Netherlands’ position as a regional hub for military and civilian aircraft MRO activities and will grow the volume of MRO work in the Netherlands.

AAR Aircraft Component Services (AAR ACS) specializes in the overhaul, repair and maintenance of components for aircraft including RNLAF CH-47 Chinooks and KDC-10s, F-16s, C-130s and NATO AWACS B707 aircraft. Additionally, it has repair depot responsibilities at the Royal Air Force base at Waddington, United Kingdom. AAR ACS, a division of AAR International, is a leading provider of component repair services for various Boeing and other commercial and military aircraft. AAR also helped Boeing set up a Next-Generation 737 Spares Exchange Program in which it shared responsibility for supply chain logistics and warehousing. ACS has been a Boeing Performance Excellence Award recipient for the past three years. Boeing issues this award annually to recognize suppliers who achieve superior performance through quality and delivery.

AAR is a leading provider of value-added products and services to the worldwide aerospace and government and defense industries. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve its customers through four operating segments: Aviation Supply Chain; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Structures and Systems; and Government and Defense Services. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world’s largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 64,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

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Contracts for September 21, 2011



DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

City Light & Power*, Long Beach, Calif., was awarded a fixed-price with prospective price redetermination contract for a maximum $180,501,821 for ownership, operation and maintenance of the electric distribution system at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Another location of performance is Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is January 2062. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-C-8270).

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Palmdale, Calif., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for a maximum $109,635,061 for aft decks applicable to B-2 aircrafts. Another location of performance is St. Augustine, Fla. Using service is Air Force. The date of performance completion is April 19, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (SPRTA1-11-C-0112).

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, Dallas, Texas, was issued a modification exercising the fourth option year on the current contract SPM200-08-D-7537/P00005. Award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/quantity contract with a maximum $10,240,000 for spectacle cases. 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 Sept. 30, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

NAVY

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $174,486,588 cost-plus-fixed-fee option under existing contract (N00024-10-C-2118) for additional lead-yard services, development studies, and design efforts related to Virginia-class submarines. The contract provides lead, lead-yard services for Virginia-class submarines that will maintain, update, and support the Virginia-class design and related drawings and data for each Virginia-class submarine, including technology insertion, throughout its construction and post-shakedown availability period. The contractor will also provide all engineering and related lead-yard services necessary for direct maintenance and support of Virginia-class ship specifications. In addition, the contract provides development studies and design efforts related to the Virginia-class submarine design and design improvements; preliminary and detail component and system design; and integration of system engineering, design engineering, test engineering, logistics engineering, and production engineering. The contractor will continue development studies and design efforts related to components and systems to accomplish research and development tasks and prototypes and engineering development models required to fully evaluate new technologies to be inserted in succeeding Virginia-class submarines. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn. (91.1 percent); Newport, R.I. (1.4 percent); Quonset, R.I. (3.5 percent); and Newport News, Va. (4 percent). Work is expected to be completed by September 2012. 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.

Del-Jen, Inc., Clarksville, Tenn., is being awarded a $24,640,037 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N69450-07-D-0770) to exercise option four, for base operations support services at Naval Air Station Pensacola and surrounding areas (Saufley Field, Corry Station, and Bronson Field). The work to be performed provides for public works administration including labor, management, supervision, materials, supplies, and tools for facilities management, facilities investment, facility maintenance services (non-family housing and Navy family housing), pest control, street sweeping, utility plant and distribution operations and maintenance (chiller, electrical, gas, wastewater, steam and water), environmental services, centrally managed safety services, and base support vehicles and equipment. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $118,523,007. Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $18,269,142 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $17,000,000 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-11-C-0083) to procure long lead items in support of the Italian Air Force F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft (conventional takeoff and landing) for the government of Italy. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Fla. (10 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed in December 2012. 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.

Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc., Norfolk, Va., 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 for environmental remedial action services on Navy and Marine Corps installations at sites in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic area of responsibility. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $162,500,000. Work will be performed primarily in Virginia (25 percent); Maryland (15 percent); North Carolina (15 percent); Vieques, Puerto Rico (15 percent); Connecticut (5 percent); Maine (5 percent); Massachusetts (5 percent); Washington, D.C. (5 percent); Africa (5 percent), Pennsylvania (4 percent); and West Virginia (1 percent). Work is expected to be completed by April 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 (N62470-08-D-1007).

Harris Corp., Lynchburg, Va., is being awarded an estimated $9,805,509 commercial, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for the acquisition of land mobile radio systems and equipment for the Hierarchical Yet Dynamically Reprogrammable Architecture Wireless Interior Communications Program. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $49,025,409. Work will be performed in Lynchburg, Va., and is expected to be completed by September 2012. If all options are exercised, work could continue until September 2016. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was awarded on a sole-source basis. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity (N65236-11-D-3215).

Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose, Calif., is being awarded a $7,399,348 firm-fixed price, basic ordering agreement for the purchase of commercial electronic design automation software tool license and maintenance agreements. The required design tools are used to support Strategic Systems Programs work for the Trident II (D5) MK6 Life Extension Guidance System. This contract was sole-sourced, via Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, because the supplies and related maintenance efforts are only available from one source. The supplies are a suite of legacy software compatible with collected historical data and utilized for present efforts. Work will be performed in San Jose, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. This contract was non-competitively procured. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-G-GM23).

AIR FORCE

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Defense Systems Division, Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $42,999,820 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for a five-month extension of the operation and support of the aircraft E-11A, serial numbers 11-9355 and 11-9358, modified to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payload. This contract also provides for the operation and maintenance of the BACN payload by Northrop Grumman, and for the maintenance of modified aircraft. It also provides an option to re-paint the two aircraft to Air Force specifications. Electronic Systems Center, Airborne Networks Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8726-09-C-0010 P00035).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Forth Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $7,668,445 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for F-22 software maintenance based on root cause analysis. Work will be performed at Marietta, Ga. The Aeronautical Systems Center/WWUK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA-8611-08-C-2897 P00099).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $6,881,978 maximum cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to assist the AFRL/RXM in bridging the gap between military manufacturing needs and industry capabilities. This will be accomplished by research, experiments, analysis, demonstrations, and process validations in a variety of manufacturing technologies. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Det 1 AFRL/PKMT, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-11-C-SS09).

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