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military connection: ffvBy Debbie Gregory.

The Future Fighting Vehicle (FFV) program may not be totally down for the count. The Army has awarded two contracts, worth more than $28 million each, to BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems to develop design concepts for the FFV.

The effort is meant to determine whether the Army will produce an entirely new vehicle or a modern armed and armored personnel carrier to replace the Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

The Bradley, which the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program was to replace, has been in service since 1981, and is expected to remain in the Army inventory perhaps for decades in the future.

In October, Brig. Gen. David Bassett, commander PEO Ground Combat Systems, said the FFV program was largely a science-and-technology development effort, meant to help the Army explore its options while it pursues various engineering-change proposals for its existing armored vehicles.

The Army is asking BAE Systems and General Dynamics to study technologies, costs, and risks against future infantry fighting vehicle requirements for a FFV system.[Native Advertisement]

From their GCV work, BAE Systems engineers will try to recycle integrated hybrid-electric propulsion and mobility subsystems, automotive test rigs, and hybrid-electric integrated propulsion subsystems.

Due to the use of a hybrid-electric propulsion, the company will design and implement calibration maps for all components within their hybrid systems to test component efficiencies within integrated propulsion systems.

The Army’s other vehicle efforts include its pursuit of a Humvee replacement, the joint light tactical vehicle, and M113 infantry carrier replacement, the armored multipurpose vehicle, along with upgrades to the Abrams, Stryker and Paladin.

Currently in the development stage is a light vehicle that’s designed to enable airborne troops to move quickly to an objective after they’ve parachuted in. On May 28, Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno said the service is exploring the needs for a vehicle that provides mobile protected firepower, an infantry fighting vehicle and a light tank, using 20 collaborative war-fighting challenges to identify capability gaps — with near-, mid- and long-term solutions.

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VAMBOA: US Army Awards Contracts for FFV Designs: By Debbie Gregory

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-036-14
February 25, 2014

CONTRACTS
NAVY
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $2,070,439,240 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0112) to exercise the options for the procurement of 16 P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft full rate production Lot I aircraft and 16 Ancillary Mission Equipment kits for the U.S. Navy.  Work will be performed in Seattle, Wash. (78.4 percent); Baltimore, Md. (4.7 percent); Greenlawn, N.Y. (2.4 percent); Cambridge, United Kingdom (1.6 percent); Rockford, Ill. (1.1 percent); North Amityville, N.Y. (1 percent), and miscellaneous locations throughout the continental United States (10.8 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2017.  Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $2,070,439,240 will be obligated on this 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.
Seaward Services Inc., New Albany, Ind., is being awarded a $26,654,889 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract incorporating firm-fixed price and cost-plus-fixed-fee provisions for the provision of vessels, supplies, equipment and services in support of the South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility (SFOMF) in Dania Beach, Fla.  SFOMF offers land, sea, and air test environments for use by government, private industry, and educational/institutional communities.  This contract will provide materials, supplies, equipment, vessels, and services needed to efficiently and effectively operate and maintain the facility.  Data acquisition systems, offshore test range(s), underwater systems, boats, vehicles, and associated material and weight handling equipment used for testing.  Work will be performed in Dania Beach, Fla., and is expected to complete by September 2019.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy funding in the amount of $95,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N65540-14-D-0008).
ARMY
Action Manufacturing Co., Bristol, Pa. was awarded an $83,200,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (U.K.) for approximately 1,100,000 M739A1 point detonating/delay artillery fuses and 100,000 safe and arm module assemblies for the 155mm M825A1 white phosphorous smoke projectile.  Funding and performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 25, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received.  Army Contracting Command, Picatinny, Arsenal, N.J. is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-D-0003).
Treviicos South, Inc., Charlestown, Mass., was awarded a$ 44,261,913 firm-fixed-price contract for the Bolivar Seepage Barrier, Bolivar, Ohio, for a partial-depth and partial-length seepage barrier through the upstream slope of Bolivar Dam.  Fiscal 2013 other procurement funds in the amount of $5,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is May 28, 2018. Bids were solicited via the Internet with seven received. Work will be performed in Bolivar, Ohio. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, W. Va. is the contracting activity (W91237-14-C-0003).
Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., Sacramento, Calif., was awarded a $12,566,969 firm-fixed-price contract for sole-source procurement of 114 Hawk rocket motors for Jordan and 186 for Egypt. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $12,566,969 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Oct. 1, 2015.  Work will be performed in Sacramento, Calif.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-14-C-0075).
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Protective Products Enterprises Inc., Sunrise, Fla., has been awarded a maximum $76,661,994 modification (P00102) exercising the second option year on a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-12-D-1026) with three one-year option periods for improved outer tactical vests and components.  This is a firm-fixed-price contract.  Location of performance is Florida with a Feb. 27, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army and Air Force.  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.
Steris Corp., Mentor, Ohio, has been awarded a maximum $27,381,687 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for commercial electronic catalog.  This contract is a competitive acquisition, and 32 offers were received.  This is a five-year base contract.  Location of performance is Ohio with a Feb. 18, 2019 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., (SPM2DH-14-D-8206).
Willbros Government Services LLC, Tulsa, Okla., has been awarded a maximum $9,379,740 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor-owned/contractor-operated fuels management services.  This contract is a competitive acquisition, and four offers were received.  This is a five-year base contract with three five-year option periods.  Locations of performance are Oklahoma and Louisiana with a March 31, 2019 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2018 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-14-C-5406).
Zodiac Aerospace*, Alpharetta, Ga., has been awarded a maximum $7,063,300 firm-fixed-price contract for aircraft recorders and cartridges.  This contract is a sole-source acquisition.  This is a 24-month base contract with no option periods.  Location of performance is Georgia with a Feb. 29, 2016 performance completion date.  Using military services are Navy and Air Force.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 Army and Air Force working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPRPA1-14-C-W008).
Todd’s Quality Tomatoes*, Sanford, Fla., has been awarded a maximum $7,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-quantity contract for full line fresh fruit and vegetable support.  This contract is a competitive acquisition, and three offers were received.  This is an 18-month base contract with two 18-month option periods.  Location of performance is Florida with an Aug. 24, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Department of Agriculture school customers.  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., (SPE300-14-D-P243).
AIR FORCE
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Marietta, Ga., has been awarded a $12,190,077 modification (P00209) on an existing firm-fixed-price contract (FA8625-11-C-6597) to provide HC/MC-130J unique spare parts.  This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.  Work will be performed at Marietta, Ga., and is expected to be completed by Feb. 16, 2016.  Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $12,190,077 will be obligated at time of award.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WISK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
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No. CR-046-14
March 12, 2014

CONTRACTS
NAVY
General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $128,500,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2229) to accomplish the detail design and construction of the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) 3 Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB).  This modification will provide the detail, design and construction efforts to convert the MLP 3 to an AFSB variant.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by October 2015.  Fiscal 2012, 2013 and 2014 national defense sealift funds in the amount of $95,093,500 will be obligated at time of award.  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.
Interstate Electronics Corp., Anaheim, Calif., is being awarded an $8,911,790 modification under previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00030-14-C-0006) to exercise option line items for a new technology refresh of the C-Band Pulse Doppler Radar (RADAR-C) Transmitter and replacement of the Navy Mobile Instrumentation Ship Communication System in support of Trident II flight tests.  These option line items provide for, but are not limited to, engineering services (system engineering, design and development), system testing, verification and validation, logistics and full system documentation in order to achieve Flight Test Instrumentation Steady State for Strategic Systems Programs flight test mission support.  The maximum dollar value of the option line items is $8,911,790.  Work will be performed in Anaheim, Calif. (80 percent); Cape Canaveral, Fla. (18 percent); and San Jose, Calif. (2 percent), and work is expected to be completed March 15, 2016.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement, Navy contract funds in the amount of $8,911,790 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was a sole source acquisition pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).  The Department of the Navy, Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
ARMY
Northrop Grumman Technical Service Inc., Herdon, Va., was awarded a $30,793,383 modification (P00010) to contract W9124B-13-C-0005 for continued logistic support services.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $30,793,383 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is Jan. 31, 2015.  Work will be performed at Fort Irwin, Calif.  Army Contracting Command, Fort Irwin, Calif., is the contracting activity.
DRS Technical Services Inc, Herndon, Va., was awarded a $30,271,266 hybrid firm-fixed price, cost-plus fixed-fee and cost reimbursable multi-year contract to operate control and maintain satellite communications between the continental United States and worldwide locations.  It will also provide help desk and field operations support.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $30,271,266 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is March 11, 2017.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received. Work will be performed in Rock Island, Ill., Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Germany.  Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-14-C-0026).
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
API LLC**, Camuy, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $11,716,450 modification (P00102) exercising the first option period on a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-13-D-1037) with four one-year option periods for permethrin Army combat uniform coats.  This is a firm-fixed-price contract.  Location of performance is Puerto Rico with a March 18, 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.
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
Northrop Grumman Space and Missions Systems, Colorado Springs, Colo. is being awarded A $750,000,000 in-scope contract modification (P00023) to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to increase the estimated contract maximum from $2,500,000,000 to $3,250,000,000.  The contract remains a ten (10) year contract with an ordering period from Nov. 21, 2005 through Nov. 21, 2015.  The contract is a hybrid omnibus contract performing predominantly research, development, test and evaluation services for the development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System’s Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications; the support infrastructure including all information technology; facilities; ground and flight test; warfighter wargames and exercises; modeling and simulation; several operational cells including the Ballistic Missile Defense Network Operations and Security Center, the Joint Functional Command Component for Integrated Missile Defense, and the 100th Missile Defense Brigade. Places of performance under the contract are worldwide but mainly support the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center, Colorado Springs, Colo. Also supported are the Missile Defense Agency sites in Huntsville, Ala., the National Capital Region, and Dahlgren, Va.  No task order is being issued as a result of this award. No funds are being obligated as all funding takes place at the task order level. The Missile Defense Agency, Colorado Springs, Colo. is the contracting activity (#H95001-10-D-0001).
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No. CR-035-14
February 24, 2014

CONTRACTS
NAVY
General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $36,137,340 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-4311) to provide a Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department (NRMD).  Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will provide NRMD tasks in support of operational nuclear submarines at the Naval Submarine Support Facility, Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn.  The contract will require project management, technical analysis, engineering and planning, training, inspection and nuclear services to accomplish intermediate-level nuclear submarine maintenance, modernization, and repairs in support of operational nuclear submarines, including maintaining and modernizing Government-owned facilities and equipment and providing off-hull support of submarine maintenance.  Work will be performed in New London, Conn., and is expected to be completed by March 2015.  Fiscal 2014 operations & maintenance, Navy contract funds in the amount of $25,000,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
NRG Energy, Inc.*, Princeton, N.J. (N62583-10-D-0326); Chevron Energy Solutions Co., San Francisco, Calif. (N62583-10-D-0327); Solarstar California XV, LLC, Richmond, Calif. (N62583-10-D-0328); Sun Edison LLC*, Beltsville, Md. (N62583-10-D-0329); and SunDurance Energy, LLC*, Edison, N.J. (N62583-10-D-0330), are each being awarded option year four under a previously awarded indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery, firm-fixed-price multiple award contract for the purchase of renewable electrical power through power purchase agreements at Naval and Marine Corps installations in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest area of responsibility (AOR).  The combined total value for all five contractors is $25,000,000.  No task orders are being awarded at this time.  The work to be performed provides the generation of electric power from renewable power systems that are constructed, owned, operated, and maintained by the contractor on Government property located within the installation boundaries.  The government will procure the power through Power Purchase Agreements.  The contract value amount after exercise of this option will be $200,000,000.  Work will be performed at various federal sites within the NAVFAC Southwest AOR including but not limited to California (80 percent) and Arizona (20 percent), and work is expected to be completed February 2015.  No funds will be obligated with this award.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $14,304,303 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7008 under a previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (N00383-11-G-003D) for various quantities of repair parts to support the H-53and V-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and work is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2016.  Fiscal 2014 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $14,304,303 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The contract was not competitively procured in accordance with FAR 6.302-1.   The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $9,430,218 for ceiling priced delivery order 7009 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-10-G-003D) for the repair of one weapon repairable assembly and four shop replaceable assemblies of the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared system used in support of the F/A-18 aircraft.  Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and work is expected to be completed by February 2016.  Fiscal 2014 Navy working capital funds in amount of $4,620,806 will be obligated at the time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).   The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.
RWT, LLC*, Provo, Utah, is being awarded $7,404,262 for firm-fixed-price task order 00120 under a previously multiple award construction contract (N62478-13-D-4004) to construct a new low pressure air compressor plant at Facility S1161 and install new low pressure air compressors at Building 641, Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam.  Work will be performed in Oahu, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by July 2015.  Fiscal 2013 military construction, Defense Agencies contract funds in the amount of $7,404,262 are being obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Seven proposals were received for this task order.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $23,485,218 modification (P00005) exercising the first option year on a one-year base contract (SPM2D0-13-D-0004) with seven one-year option periods for various pharmaceutical products.  This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Location of performance is Texas with a Feb. 26, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 war-stopper funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd., Wallingford, Conn., has been awarded a maximum $14,420,708 modification (P00001) exercising the fifth option year on a one-year base contract (SPM2D1-09-D-8329) with seven one-year option periods for radiology systems, subsystems, accessories, service, manual and repair parts.  This is a fixed-price with economic-price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Location of performance is Connecticut with a Feb. 26, 2015 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.
Omega Medical Imaging., Inc.* Sanford, Fla., has been awarded a maximum $14,014,205 modification (P00101) exercising the fifth option year on a one-year base contract (SPM2D1-09-D-8336) with seven one-year option periods for radiology systems, subsystems and components. This is a fixed-price with economic adjustment contract.  Location of performance is Florida with a Feb. 24, 2015 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.
FN Manufacturing, Columbia, S.C., has been awarded a maximum $7,620,000 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for cartridge receivers for the MK19 grenade launcher.  This contract is a competitive acquisition, and four offers were received.  This is a three-year base contract.  Location of performance is S.C., with a Feb. 24, 2017 performance completion date.  Using military service is Army.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 Army working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land – Warren, Warren, Mich., (SPRDL1-14-D-0022).
M&M Manufacturing, LLC,* Lajas, Puerto Rico., has been awarded a maximum $7,039,102 firm-fixed-price, total set-aside contract for men’s and women’s rip-stop airmen battle uniform coats, trousers, maternity coats and slacks. This is a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods.  Location of performance is Puerto Rico with a Feb. 23, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military service is Air Force.  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., (SPE1C1-14-D-1015).
AIR FORCE
Raytheon Company Missile Systems, Tucson Ariz., has been awarded a $20,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for support of requirements associated with performance of the AMRAAM Aircraft Integration, aircraft operational testing related activities and flight test support.  The primary objective of this effort is to provide the necessary aircraft lab, flight test, flight clearance and simulation support during all aircraft integration efforts.  Additionally, it covers the required effort to maintain or repair assets or support equipment needed for direct support to aircraft integration related efforts.  This effort includes all necessary troubleshooting, failure analysis or other activities required to understand anomalies or failures that occur during aircraft or AMRAAM missile OT related activities as well as provide needed support during these OT related activities.  Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas; Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.,; Hill AFB, Utah; Edwards AFB, Calif.;  Nellis AFB, Nev.; White Sands Missile Range, N.M.: China Lake/Point Mugu, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo.; Seattle, Wash.: Baltimore, Md., and Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by September 2019.  Fiscal 2013 and 2014 research and development funds totaling $3,062,736 will be obligated for five task orders (TO 0001 Simulation Support, TO 0002 Integration Support, TO 0003 Flight Clearances, TO 0004 Tech Support and TO 0005 Management/Financial Support) at time of award.  This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/EBA, Eglin AFB, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8675-14-D-0009).
Alliant TechSystems Operations, LLC Defense Electronic Systems Division, Clearwater, Fla., has been awarded an $8,021,810 modification (P00062) on an existing firm-fixed-price contract (FA8626-06-C-2060) for the procurement of various Common Munition Built-in-Test (BIT) Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE) system components. The contract modification provides for the exercise of an option for the purchase of additional W-17 cables (200 each), ADU 891 V/1E’s (34 each), CMBRE Plus’ (24 each), and initial spares kits (ten each) under the basic contract in support of U.S. Air Force, Navy and foreign military sales users.  Work will be performed at Clearwater, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Feb. 23, 2015.  This action relates to unclassified U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy (20 percent) support as well as unclassified FMS (80 percent) in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, India, Israel, Korea, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Singapore, and Turkey.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WNKBBA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.
ARMY
ATK Tactical Propulsion & Ordinance, Rocket Center, W. Va., was awarded a $10,700,000 firm-fixed-price contract for 60mm high explosive enhanced fragmentation M1061 cartridges. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $4,300,014 and Fiscal 2013 other procurement funds in the amount of $6,399,986 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2015.  One bid was solicited and one received.  Work will be performed in Rocket Center, W.Va. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-C-0035).
Fidelity Technologies Corporation, Reading, Pa., was awarded an $84,400,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the purchase of power distribution illumination system electrical units.  Funding and performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 23, 2019.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with nine received.  Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Va. is the contracting activity (W909MY-14-D-0005).
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