F35The Department of Defense (DOD) contract watch for building F-35 fighter jets for the U.S. military has received a lot of publicity over the past several years. So far, the F-35 program has generated over $1 billion in contracts to companies involved with various components of the project.

On August 13, 2014, the Lockheed-Martin Corporation was given an additional $233 million to work on flight-training and maintenance simulators for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The contract increase calls for production of 19 training simulators and nearly 70 technical support systems. The bulk of the money and the work for this contract will be done at Lockheed’s facilities in and around Orlando, Florida.

Lockheed’s Orlando training systems unit manages the F-35 flight training center at Eglin AFB. This division of the company also produces automated logistics computers for the stealth fighter jets. More than 500 jobs in Orlando are tied to the F-35 work, including weapons-targeting systems produced by Lockheed’s missiles group.

The F-35 program has survived scrapping from the DOD through frequent schedule delays, cost overruns and technical problems. One of the most notable incidents was an engine fire on June 23rd that temporarily halted the project. The DOD acknowledged that Lockheed has taken a number of measures to cut costs and address performance issues over the past year.

Last month, Lockheed and its F-35 partners unveiled a plan to reduce costs on each individual aircraft by the end of the decade. The plan calls for spending $170 million through 2016 to shave costs from each F-35 to $80 million, down from $100 million.

But with a projected overall price of $400 billion, the F-35 is still on track to become the most expensive U.S. weapons system in history, with 2,400 planes built for the U.S. military and its allies.

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VAMBOA: DOD Expands F-35 Contracts:  By Debbie Gregory


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No. CR-044-14
March 10, 2014

CONTRACTS
NAVY
Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being provided funding in the amount of $698,911,656 under previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2300) for construction of two fiscal 2014 littoral combat ships.  The three contract line items being funded for each ship are for the basic seaframe construction, selected ship systems integration and test, and selected ship systems equipment.  Work will be performed in Marinette, Wis. (56 percent), Walpole, Mass. (14 percent), Washington, D.C. (12 percent), Oldsmar, Fla. (4 percent), Beloit, Wis. (3 percent), Moorestown, N.J. (2 percent), Minneapolis, Minn. (2 percent), and various locations of less than 1 percent each totaling 7 percent, and is expected to be complete by August 2018.  Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy contract funds in the amount of $698,911,656 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being provided funding in the amount of $683,716,119 under previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2301) for construction of two fiscal 2014 littoral combat ships.  The three contract line items being funded for each ship are for the basic seaframe construction, selected ship systems integration and test, and selected ship systems equipment.  Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala. (51 percent), Pittsfield, Mass. (13 percent), Cincinnati, Ohio (4 percent), Baltimore, Md. (2 percent), Burlington, Vt. (2 percent), New Orleans, La. (2 percent), and various locations of less than two percent each totaling 26 percent, and is expected to be complete by June 2018.  Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy contract funds in the amount of $683,716,119 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Communications & Power Industries, Beverly, Mass. (N00164-14-D-GR39), and L-3 Communications, Williamsport Pa. (N00164-14-D-GR65), are each being awarded firm-fixed-price, five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract with a cumulative value of $67,715,539 for the evaluation, rebuild and new production of double-duty cross field amplifiers utilized in the AN/SPY-1D(V) Radar System.  Double-duty cross field amplifiers are used on Navy destroyers and Aegis Ashore systems, and by foreign militaries for radar power amplification.  Initial delivery orders in the amount of $184,985 for Communications & Power Industries and $168,000 for L-3 will be awarded as the minimum ordering amount at time of award; subsequent orders will be competed between the two awardees.  This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (95 percent) and the governments of Australia (2 percent), Spain (1 percent), Japan (1 percent) and South Korea (1 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.  Work will be performed in Beverly Mass. (50 percent), and Williamsport Pa. (50 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2019.  Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy funding in the amount of $352,985 will be obligated at the time of the award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  These contracts were not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity.
Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $57,167,957 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to the previously awarded contract (N00024-03-C-2101) for the planning and execution of the USS Minnesota (SSN 783) post shakedown availability (PSA).  Electric Boat will also procure long lead time material in preparation to accomplish the maintenance, repair, alterations, testing, and other work on the USS Minnesota during its scheduled PSA.  Work will be performed in Groton, Conn. (99 percent) and Quonset Point, R.I. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2015.  Fiscal 2008, 2013 and 2014 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy funding in the amount of $37,575,000 will be obligated at time of the award.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Groton, Conn., is the contracting activity.
Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev., is being awarded a $43,488,133 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00174-09-D-0003) for the procurement and support of the transmitting set, countermeasures AN/PLT-5 to support explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel.  Joint service EOD forces have a requirement for man-portable equipment and support for the EOD Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) program.  The EOD CREW program provides all military EOD services with an electronic warfare capability to counter the threat from improvised explosive devices.  Work will be performed in Sparks, Nev., and is expected to be completed by March 2015.  No funds will be obligated at the time of award and contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Laser Systems Inc., Apoka, Fla., is being awarded a $12,400,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for special operating force laser aiming marker (SOFLAM), ground laser target designator (GLTD), provision item order spares and repairs.  The SOFLAM/GLTD is a lightweight, integrated, highly specialized, laser target designator viewing device that provides the operator with a ruggedized system utilizing technology designed for terminal guidance of precision munitions.  The SOFLAM/GLTD provides the specialized capability of combining two distinct guidance choices; hand-off to aircraft or standalone terminal guidance.  This requirement not only supports the U.S. but also includes foreign military sales (FMS) to Romania (71.4 percent) and Lithuania (28.6 percent) though the support of Building Partnership Capacity programs.  Work will be performed in Apopka, Fla., and is expected to be completed by March 2018.  FMS contract funds in the amount of $2,366,000 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with the statutory authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1 – only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-14-D-JQ16).
Correction:  The Seaport-e rolling admission contract originally announced on Nov. 19, 2013 inadvertently left off seven winning companies.  Included in this announcement should have been ASG Solutions Corp., doing business as American Systems Group San Diego, Calif.; ANSOL Inc., San Diego, Calif.; BlueWater Federal Solutions Inc., Chantilly, Va.; CTI Resource Management Services Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.; GBL Systems Corp., Camarillo, Calif.; Roccomar Inc., Falls Church, Va.; and Hodges Transportation Inc., doing business as Nevada Automotive Test Center, Silver Springs, Nev.
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp.*, Cypress, Calif., has been awarded a maximum $13,701,394 modification (P00007) exercising the third option period on a two-year base contract (SPM8EG-10-D-0001) with three one-year option periods for rigid concrete repair.  This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-quantity contract.  Location of performance is California with a March 10, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
ARMY
Defense Engineering Inc., Alexandria, Va., was awarded a $12,313,615 firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract for enterprise data storage services for the U.S. Information Technology Agency, Storage Services Branch.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $10,813,615 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 28, 2019.  Twelve bids were solicited with five received.  Work will be performed in Washington, D.C.  Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-14-F-3003).
IBM Corp. Bethesda, Md. was awarded an $8,465,976 modification (2A0328) to contract W91QUZ-06-D-0010 to exercise option year three of the Army Learning Management System which delivers training around the clock training for soldiers and Army civilians.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $4,121,993 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is March 20, 2015.  Work will be performed at Fort Eustis, Va.  Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity.
*Small Business
http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=5238


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No. CR-032-14
February 20, 2014

CONTRACTS
ARMY
Ameresco, Inc. (W912DY-14-D-0036), Framingham, Mass.; Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. (W912DY-14-D-0041), Hampden, N.H., were awarded a maximum $7,000,000,000 firm-fixed-price, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for biomass technology.  Funding and performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 12, 2024.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with fifty-two received.  Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Ala. is the contracting activity.
Ameresco, Inc. (W912DY-14-D-0031), Framingham, Mass.; M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. & Assoc., (W912DY-14-D-0032), Dallas, Texas; *Infigen Energy US Development LLC (W912DY-14-D-0033), Dallas, Texas were awarded a maximum $7,000,000,000 firm-fixed-price, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for wind technology.  Funding and performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 12, 2024.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with forty-five received.  Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Ala. is the contracting activity.
Ameresco, Inc. (W912DY-14-D-0016), Framingham, Mass.; Chevron Energy Solutions Co. (W912DY-14-D-0017), San Francisco, Calif.; Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. (W912DY-14-D-0018), Baltimore, Md.; *Distributed Sun, LLC (W912DY-14-D-0019) Washington, D.C.; *Energy Ventures, LLC (W912DY-14-D-0020), Rockville, Md.; First Solar Development, Inc. (W912DY-14-D-0021) San Francisco, Calif.; *FLS Energy (W912DY-14-D-0022), Asheville, N.C.; Linc Government Services, LLC (W912DY-14-D-0023), Hopkinsville, Ky.; RE Independence Co. LLC (W912DY-14-D-0024) San Francisco, Calif.; *Sun Edison Government Solutions, LLC (W912DY-14-D-0025), Beltsville, Md.; Sun Edison LLC (W912DY-14-D-0026), Beltsville, Md.; SunWize Technologies, Inc. (W912DY-14-D-0027), San Jose, Cal.; *TransGen Energy, Inc. W912DY-14-D-0028) Rockville, Md.; Victory Renewables, LLC: W912DY-14-D-0029), Juno Beach, Fla.; EDF Renewable Energy (W912DY-14-D-0030), San Diego, Calif. were awarded a maximum $7,000,000,000 firm-fixed-price, multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for solar technology.  Funding and performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 12, 2024.  Bids were solicited via the internet with 114 received.  Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Ala. is the contracting activity.
NAVY
Engility, Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $24,882,608, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, multiple-award contract for engineering and technical support at the Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division.  The contractor will advise and assist with various tasks in support of engineering support, system engineering and technical analysis, development of programs and improvised explosive device defeat technology.  Work will be performed in Indian Head, Md., and is expected to be completed by February 2017.  Fiscal 2014 Defense business operations funds in the amount of $10,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity. (N00174-14-D-0005)
A-T Solutions, Fredricksburg, Va., is being awarded a $23,538,703 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract for engineering and technical support at the Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division.  The contractor will advise and assist with various tasks in support of engineering support, system engineering and technical analysis, development of programs and improvised explosive device defeat technology.  Work will be performed in Indian Head, Md., and is expected to be completed by February 2017.  Fiscal 2014 Defense business operations funds in the amount of $10,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received.  Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-14-D-0004).
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $9,515,086 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI contract (N00019-11-C-0083).  This modification provides for Netherlands-specific, non-recurring sustainment activities to include procurement of Autonomic Logistics Information Systems equipment and logistics support for non-recurring engineering activities.  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), and is expected to be completed in April 2015.   International Partner funds in the amount of $4,757,543 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
AIR FORCE
APRO International, Inc., Vienna, Va. (FA4890-14-D-0001 for $38,306,747), Goldbelt Falcon LLC, Chesapeake, Va. (FA4890-14-D-0002 for $45,565,135), Science & Management Resources, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., (FA4890-14-D-0003 for $49,261,610), United Paradyne Corp., Santa Maria, Calif. (FA4890-14-D-0004 for $40,769,565),Y-Tech Services, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska (FA4890-14-D-0005 for $46,782,310), were awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-vendor award for Air Force Enterprise Contracted (AFEC) Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratories (PMEL).   This was a competitive acquisition with five bids received.  The contractor shall provide all management, personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and services necessary to perform the PMEL services as defined in the Performance Work Statement.  Work will be performed at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.; Beale AFB, Calif.; Cannon AFB, N.M.; Dyess AFB, Texas; Ellsworth AFB, S.D.; Minot AFB, N.D.; Moody AFB, Ga.; Offutt AFB, Neb.; Royal Air Force (RAF) Feltwell, United Kingdom; and Whiteman AFB, Mo., and is expected to be complete by Sept. 2019.  Fiscal year 2014 operations and maintenance funds will be awarded subject to availability of funds.  Headquarters Air Combat Command, Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Langley AFB, Va., is the contracting activity.
* Small Business
http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=5227


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No. CR-043-14
March 07, 2014

CONTRACTS
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Tactical & Survival Specialties Inc.**, Harrisonburg, Va., (SPM8EJ-14-D-0003); W.S. Darley & Co.*, Itasca, Ill., (SPM8EJ-14-D-0004); ADS Inc.*, Virginia Beach, Va., (SPM8EJ-14-D-0005); Federal Resources Supply Co.*, Stevensville, Md., (SPM8EJ-14-D-0006); Source One Distributors Inc.***, Wellington, Fla., (SPM8EJ-14-D-0007); H Squared Inc., doing business as Quantico Tactical**, Aberdeen, N.C., (SPM8EJ-14-D-0008), have been awarded a maximum $10,000,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for support of special operational equipment tailored logistics support program.  This is a two-year base contract with three one-year option periods.  This contract is a competitive acquisition and 20 offers were received.  Locations of performance are Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, Florida, and North Carolina with a March 6, 2016 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2016 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc.**, Harrisonburg, Va., (SPM8EJ-09-D-0001); W.S. Darley & Co.*, Itasca, Ill., (SPM8EJ-09-D-0002); Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc.*, Virginia Beach, Va., (SPM8EJ-09-D-0002); Source One Distributors Inc.***, Wellington, Fla., (SPM8EJ-09-D-0004), have been awarded a maximum $84,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for various types of tactical, survival, and rescue equipment.  This is a two-month base contract with no option periods.  This contract is a competitive acquisition, and 14 offers were received.  Locations of performance are Virginia, Illinois, and Florida with a May 8, 2014 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Sysco Central Florida, Ocoee, Fla., has been awarded a maximum $39,375,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for prime vendor food and beverage support.  This contract is a competitive acquisition and one offer was received.  This is a two-year base contract with one one-year option and one two-year option periods.  Location of performance is Florida with an April 16, 2019 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Job Corps.  Subsistence outside of the continental United States (OCONUS) prime vendors will order from this contract in support of OCONUS military customers.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM300-14-D-3000).
Shore Terminals LLC, doing business as NuStar, San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $32,333,197 modification (P00075) exercising the third option period on a five-year base contract (SP0600-99-C-5926) with three five-year option periods for petroleum storage services.  This is a firm-fixed-price contract.  Locations of performance are Texas and California with a March 6, 2019 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2019 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.
Pentaq Manufacturing Corp.****, Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $27,244,510 modification (P00102) exercising the first option period on a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-13-D-1036) with four one-year option periods for various coats.  This is a firm-fixed-price contract.  Locations of performance are Puerto Rico and Mississippi with a March 17, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military service is Army.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Raytheon Co., Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, Calif., has been awarded a maximum $8,970,000 firm-fixed-price contract for aircraft circuit card assemblies.  This contract is a sole-source acquisition.  This is a five-year base contract with no option periods.  Location of performance is California with a Nov. 30, 2016 performance completion date.  Using military service is Navy, Canada, and Australia.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 through fiscal year 2016 Navy and foreign military sales funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPRPA1-11-G-003X-5006).
Imperial Sales Co.*, Watsonville, Calif., has been awarded a maximum $8,152,137 modification (P00202) exercising the third option period on a one-year base contract (SPM3S1-11-D-Z188) with four one-year option periods for various commercial components for unitized group rations.  This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract.  Location of performance is California with a March 10, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army and Marine Corps.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
NAVY
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $76,100,722 modification to the previously awarded V-22 fixed-price-incentive-fee lot 17-21 multiyear contract (N00019-12-C-2001).  This modification exercises an option for the manufacture and delivery of one CV-22 tiltrotor aircraft for the U.S. Air Force.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.6 percent); Ridley Park, Pa. (19.2 percent), Amarillo, Texas (10.4 percent), Dallas, Texas (4.3 percent); East Aurora, N.Y. (2.5 percent); Park City, Utah (1.7 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (1.3 percent); Endicott, N.Y. (1 percent); Ontario, Canada (.9 percent); Tempe, Ariz. (.8 percent); Rome, N.Y. (.7 percent); Torrance, Calif. (.7 percent); Luton, United Kingdom (.6 percent); Clifton, N.J. (.6 percent); Salisbury, Md. (.6 percent); Los Angeles, Calif. (.6 percent); Cobham, United Kingdom (.6 percent); Irvine, Calif. (.6 percent); San Diego, Calif. (.5 percent); Yakima, Wash. (.5 percent); Brea, Calif. (.5 percent); Rockmart, Ga. (.5 percent); McKinney, Texas (.4 percent); Albuquerque, N.M. (.4 percent); Whitehall, Mich. (.4 percent); Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (.4 percent); Tucson, Ariz. (.4 percent); Erie, Pa. (.3 percent); Vergennes, Vt. (.3 percent); Kilgore, Texas (.3 percent); Shelby, N.C. (.3 percent); Avon, Ohio (.2 percent); Santa Clarita, Calif. (.2 percent); Garden City, N.Y. (.2 percent); El Cajon, Calif. (.2 percent); Corinth, Texas (.2 percent); Sylmar, Calif. (.2 percent); Westbury, N.Y. (.1 percent); and various other locations inside and outside the United States (21.8 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2016.  Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement, Air Force and Special Operations Command funds in the amount of $76,100,722 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Vigor Shipyards Inc., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $30,703,417 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-award-fee contract to definitize a previously awarded undefinitized contract action (N00024-11-C-4401) for repair and alteration of naval assets.  This body of work is being awarded under an existing five-year contract for planning and execution of repair and alteration to surface ships while in drydock. The USS Momsen (DDG 92) will be undergoing a docking selected restricted availability which is the opportunity in the ship’s life cycle to primarily conduct repair and alteration to systems and hull not available when the ship is waterborne.  Work will be performed in Seattle, Wash., and is expected to be completed by October 2014.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy funding in the amount of $8,405,188 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash., is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $7,696,166 undefinitized modification to the previously awarded low rate initial production lot 6 advanced acquisition contract (N00019-11-C-0083) for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.  This modification provides for the procurement of non-recurring sustainment activities for the government of the United Kingdom, to include procurement of site activation planning efforts for Royal Air Force Marham.  Work will be performed in Warton, United Kingdom (65 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2014.  International partner funds in the amount of $3,848,083 will be obligated at time of award, none of which expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
ARMY
D&S Consultants Inc., doing business as DSCI, Eatontown, N.J., has been awarded an $8,734,140 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for Information Technology operations and maintenance support services for United States Southern Command Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  Work will be performed in Cuba with Sept. 6, 2014 estimated completion date.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance Army funds in the amount of $6,833,026 were obligated at time of award.  U.S. Army Contracting Command – Fort Sam Houston, Texas is the contracting activity (W912CL-14-C-0008).
Ronal Industries Inc.*, Troy, Mich. was awarded a $7,422,150 firm-fixed-price, multi-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for 2,075 fan vaneaxials for the M109 howitzer.  Funding and work performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is July, 31, 2019.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received.  Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-14-D-0042).
*Small Business
**Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
***Veteran Owned Small Business
****Small Disadvantaged Business
http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=5237


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No. CR-042-14
March 06, 2014

CONTRACTS
NAVY
General Electric, Lynn Mass., was awarded a $79,737,730 firm-fixed-price contract for the repair of 20 T-64 engine (CH53D/E and MH53E helicopters) components, along with manufacturing, engineering, and technical support to the Fleet Readiness Center East, Cherry Point, N.C., with a goal of improving monthly output.  Work will be performed in Cherry Point, N.C. (80 percent), and Lynn, Mass. (20 percent), and work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2015.  No funds will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year.  Fiscal 2014 and 2015 Navy working capital funds will be used on the delivery orders as they are issued.  This contract was competitively procured through full and open competition and solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with one offer received.  The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00383-14-D-004M). (Awarded March 4, 2014)
Science Applications International Corp., Mclean, Va., was awarded a potentially estimated $35,265,817 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract to support Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s Training Development and Support Center to provide training for a range of program offices.  This is one of four contracts awarded.  Each awardee will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and work is expected to be completed March 4, 2017.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy; other procurement, Navy and research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $50,000 will be obligated at the time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via full and open competition via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with seven proposals received and four selected for award.  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-14-D-0108). (Awarded March 5, 2014)
Kratos Technology & Training Solutions Inc., San Diego, Calif., was awarded a potentially estimated $35,211,430 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract to support Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s Training Development and Support Center to provide training for a range of program offices.  This is one of four contracts awarded.  Each awardee will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and work is expected to be completed March 4, 2017.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy; other procurement, Navy and research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $50,000 will be obligated at the time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via full and open competition via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with seven proposals received and four selected for award.  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-14-D-0106). (Awarded March 5, 2014)
Salient Federal Solutions, Fairfax, Va., was awarded a potentially estimated $34,647,083 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract to support Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s Training Development and Support Center to provide training for a range of program offices.  This is one of four contracts awarded.  Each awardee will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and work is expected to be completed March 4, 2017.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy; other procurement, Navy and research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $50,000 will be obligated at the time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via full and open competition via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with seven proposals received and four selected for award.  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-14-D-0107). (Awarded March 5, 2014)
Mantech Systems Engineering Corp., Fairfax, Va., was awarded a potentially estimated $33,607,344 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract to support Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s Training Development and Support Center to provide training for a range of program offices.  This is one of four contracts awarded.  Each awardee will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period.   Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and work is expected to be completed March 4, 2017.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy; other procurement, Navy and research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $50,000 will be obligated at the time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via full and open competition via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with seven proposals received and four selected for award.  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-14-D-0105). (Awarded March 5, 2014)
Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., was awarded a $33,003,618 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N39430-13-C-1201) to exercise option period one for anti-terrorism/force protection global sustainment at Navy regions, worldwide.  The work to be performed provides for preventative and corrective maintenance, repair and replacement, service calls, and systems/software upgrades for anti-terrorism/force protection ashore equipment.  The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $60,169,948.  Work will be performed worldwide and work is expected to be completed March 2015.  Fiscal 2014 operation and maintenance, Navy contract funds in the amount of $33,003,618 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity. (Awarded March 4, 2014)
Alutiiq Pacific LLC*, Anchorage, Alaska (N39430-13-D-1264); Securityhunter Inc.*, Baltimore, Md. (N39430-13-D-1265); and Split Pine Technologies LLC*, Tallahassee, Fla. (N39430-13-D-1266), are each being awarded option year one under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, multiple-award contract for physical security access control at Navy shore installations throughout the world, including joint bases assigned to the Navy.  The work to be performed provides for the design, procurement, installation, integration, testing and initial training for anti-terrorism force protection hardware and software.  The combined total value for all three contractors is $33,000,000.  No task orders are being issued at this time.  The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $66,000,000.  All work on this contract will be performed at Navy shore installations throughout the world, including joint bases assigned to the Navy.  The term for this option is from March 2014 to March 2015.  No funds will be obligated at time of award.  Operation and maintenance, Navy and other procurement, Navy funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they are issued.  The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.
Concurrent Technologies Corp., Johnstown, Pa., was awarded a $15,338,026 cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide engineering services in support of the continued modification of the carriage, stream, tow and recovery system to incorporate airborne countermeasures capabilities.  The overall objectives of the carriage, stream, tow and recovery program are to design, fabricate, test and integrate a system for the carriage, stream, tow and recovery of all five airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) sensors to support the organic AMCM mission of the MH-60S helicopter.  Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pa., and is expected to be completed by March 2015.  Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation and fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement, Navy funding in the amount of $5,034,148 will be obligated at time of award.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The contract was not competitively procured in accordance with FAR 6.302 – no other supplies or services would satisfy agency requirements.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity (N61331-14-D-0010). (Awarded March 4, 2014)
Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, was awarded a $12,814,344 firm-fixed-price contract for 16 turret units and eight electronics units for the Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for Navy MH-60 aircraft.  The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for the HELLFIRE missile, and for all tri-service and North Atlantic Treaty Organization laser guided munitions.  Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed by July 2015.  Navy working capital funds in the amount of $12,814,344 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with the statutory authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1 – only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-12-G-JQ66).  (Awarded March 5, 2014)
Arête Associates, Tucson, Ariz., was awarded a $10,228,983 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N6133-11-C-0007) for Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Program Systems Support for the AN/DVS-1 COBRA Block 1 System and support equipment.  The primary mission of AN/DVS-1 COBRA is to conduct unmanned aerial tactical reconnaissance in littoral battlespace for detection and localization of mine fields and obstacles in the surf zone and beach zone.  Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by February 2015.  Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $1,400,000 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with FAR 6.302-1(a)(2)(iii) – only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Awarded March 5, 2014)
Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $10,072,556 firm-fixed-price contract for 10 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for Air Force HC/MC-130J aircraft.  The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for the Hellfire missile, and for all tri-service and North Atlantic Treaty Organization laser guided munitions.  Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed by April 2015.  Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement, Air Force contract funds in the amount of $10,072,556 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with the statutory authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1 – only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-12-G-JQ66-0045).
L-3 Communications MariPro Inc., Goleta, Calif., was awarded a $6,764,229 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66604-12-C-2838) to exercise an option for the Sea Shore Interface Installation, Highly Accelerated Life Test, and integrated logistics services in support of the Undersea Warfare Training Range, located off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla.  Work will be performed in Goleta, Calif. (85 percent), Newington, N.H. (10 percent), and Mayport, Fla. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2019.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $6,764,229 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity.  (Awarded March 5, 2014)
ARMY
Colt Defense LLC, West Hartford, Conn. (W15QKN-14-D-0027) and FN Manufacturing LLC, Columbia, S.C. (W15QKN-14-D-0026), were awarded a $16,321,305 firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract for M4 rifle bolts for the M4 product improvement program.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 28, 2018.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with six received.  Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Southeast Asia Systems Co., Andover, Mass., was awarded a $7,287,470 modification (P00004) to firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-12-C-0142 for technical assistance to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hawk Missile System program.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $7,287,470 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 28, 2015.  Work will be performed in the UAE.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.
AIR FORCE
Textron Defense System, Wilmington, Mass., has been awarded a $17,175,606 firm-fixed-price, five-year requirements contract for the ICBM Flight MK 12A Mod 5F midsections.  The contract award is to provide the government with up to 21 Mod 5F midsections over a five-year ordering period.  Work will be performed at Wilmington, Mass., and is expected to be completed by March 5, 2020.  Fiscal 2014 missile procurement funds in the amount of $3,663,047 are being obligated at time of award.  Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center/PZBE, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8204-14-D-0001).
Leidos Inc., El Segundo, Calif., has been awarded $7,850,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Global Positioning Systems Directorate Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Bridge 4.0 which provides for SE&I support services to the GPS Directorate.  Work will be performed at Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 2, 2014.  This award is a result of a sole-source acquisition.  Fiscal 2014 research and development and fiscal 2014 missile procurement funds in the amount of $4,120,000 are being obligated at time of award.  This is not a multiyear effort.  GPS Directorate, Space and Missile System Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA88078-14-C-0005).
*Small business
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