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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-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
http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=5236


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No. CR-041-14
March 05, 2014

CONTRACTS
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $350,178,300 sole-source modification to the undefinitized contract action announced Jan. 9, 2014. The modification will increase the quantity of Standard Missile-3 Block IB missile material and all up round build up procured from eight to 44.  The work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of September 2016.  Fiscal 2014 Defense wide procurement funds will be used to fund this effort.  The Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Va., is the contracting activity (HQ0276-13-C-0001).
ARMY
Loyal Source Government Services*, Orlando, Fla. (W91YTZ-14-D-0003); Aliron International, Inc.*, Bethesda, Md. (W91YTZ-14-D-0004); Magnificus Corp.*, Washington, D.C. (W91YTZ-14-D-0005); Arora Group Inc.*, Gaithersburg, Md. (W91YTZ-14-D-0006); The Royster Group, Inc.*, Atlanta, Ga. (W91YTZ-14-D-0007); Protege Health Services*, Newington, Va., (W91YTZ-14-D-0008); Franklin Government Services*, Austin, Texas (W91YTZ-14-D-0009), were awarded a $381,000,000 firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract for nursing services for the Northern Regional Medical Command.  Funding and work performance locations will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is March 4, 2019.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with 28 received.  Army Medical Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Colt Defense LLC, West Hartford, Conn. (W15QKN-14-D-0024), and Manroy USA, Spindale, N.C. (W15QKN-14-D-0025), were awarded a $54,491,305 firm-fixed-price contract for the M4 replacement barrel and front sight assembly (heavy variant) for the M4 Carbine Product Improvement Program.  The M4 replacement barrel will be combined with other weapon components to form a single modification work order kit to convert fielded M4 carbines to M4A1 carbines.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 27, 2018.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with six received.  Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems Land and Armaments L.P., York, Pa., was awarded a $6,935,513 modification (P00006) to contract W56HZV-14-C-0002 for spare parts for self-propelled howitzers and eighteen ammunition carrier tracked vehicles.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $6,935,513 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2015.  Work will be performed in York, Pa.  Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich. is the contracting activity.
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Tullahoma Industries, LLC.,** Tullahoma, Tenn., has been awarded a maximum $25,482,000  modification (P00103) exercising the first option year on a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-13-D-1033) with four one-year option periods for various permethrin army combat uniform trousers.  This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Locations of performance are Tennessee, Alabama, and North Carolina with a March 12, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military service is Army.  Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2015 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
*Small business
**Small In HUBZone Business
http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=5235


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5 p.m. ET
No. CR-040-14
March 04, 2014

CONTRACTS
ARMY
Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz. was awarded a $1,156,446,681 modification (P00007) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0055 for full rate production of the AH-64E Apache helicopter, seventy-two remanufactured helicopter systems, ten new helicopter systems, and for refreshing five crew trainers , refurbishing one crew trainer, and integrated logistics support, peculiar ground support equipment, initial spares, over and above, and engineering studies.  Fiscal 2013other procurement funds in the amount of $380,043,678 and fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $494,322,830 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is June 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.
Torch Technologies, Inc., Huntsville, Ala. was awarded a $70,997,405 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for missile element simulation which will enhance and maintain the current suite of missile modeling simulation, hardware-in-the-loop and prototype development facilities. Funding and work performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 11, 2019.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-14-D-0017).
DRS Tactical Systems Inc., Melbourne, Fla. was awarded a $12,596,227 firm-fixed-price contract for improved platform integration kits for the M777A2 and M119A3 howitzer.  Funding and work performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 27, 2019.  One bid was solicited with six received. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-D-0036).
NAVY
Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $1,294,817,351 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2116) to continue construction preparation efforts and provide the ability to procure additional material and advance construction activities for CVN 79.  Huntington Ingalls Inc. will provide all services and material in preparation for construction of CVN 79 including necessary research studies; engineering; design; related development efforts; advance planning; advance procurement for detail design and procurement of material; advance construction; life cycle support; logistics data and other data to support the anticipated fiscal year 2015 contract award of the detail design and construction of CVN 79.  The modification allows continuation of ongoing planning, construction and material procurement that are aligned with the optimal build plan for the ship, and it affords an opportunity for the shipbuilder to incorporate further construction process improvements into the construction plan.  Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by October 2017.  Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy ($69,724,812) and Fiscal 2014 research, development, test & evaluation ($1,200,000) funding in the amount of $70,924,812 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.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Liverpool, N.Y., is being awarded a $16,237,711 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of specialized test equipment and associated technical data packages and adapters required to perform testing of line replacement modules for the E-2D AN/APY-9 radar system.  Work will be performed in Liverpool, N.Y., and is expected to be completed in February 2017.  Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $16,237,711 are being obligated on this award, all of which 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 Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-14-C-0145).
Lockheed Martin Corp. Owego, N.Y. is being awarded $10,630,597 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7048 against a previously awarded firm-fixed-price long term contract (N00383-09-D-021F) for the repair of 13 items in support of the Multi-Mode Radar System, and the Electronic Measurement System for the H-60R Helicopter.  Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y., and work is expected to be completed by March 2015.  Fiscal 2014 Navy working capital funds in the amount of 10,501,093 and Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $129,504 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.
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Atlantic Diving Supply doing business as ADS Inc.,* Virginia Beach, Va., has been awarded a maximum $776,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for the procurement of commercial type construction equipment.  This contract is a competitive acquisition, and eighteen offers were received.  This contract is one of up to ten contracts being issued against solicitation number SPM8EC-11-R-0003 and with requirements that specifically call for construction equipment within the product line and will be competed amongst other contractors who receive a contract under this solicitation.  This is a five-year base contract.  Locations of performance are Virginia, Iowa, North Dakota, Kansas and Georgia with a Mar. 2, 2019 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2019 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPE8EC-14-D-0013).
Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, Ark., has been awarded a maximum $444,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for commercial chicken items. This contract is a competitive acquisition, and nine offers were received. This is a three-year base contract. Locations of performance are Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina and Mississippi with a March 3, 2017 performance completion date.  Subsistence overseas prime vendors will order from this contract in support of overseas 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-4002).
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Eatontown, N.J., has been awarded a maximum $70,947,789 modification (P00062) exercising the first option year on a one-year base contract (SPM2D0-07-D-0004) with nine one-year option periods for various pharmaceutical products.  This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Location of performance is New Jersey with a Feb. 26, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.  Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 war-stopper funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
I Solutions Direct Inc., Fort Washington, Pa., has been awarded a maximum $68,724,679  modification (P00101) exercising the third option year on a two-year base contract (SPM8E5-10-D-0004) with three one-year option periods for carbon steel bar, sheet, and plate materials. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Pennsylvania with a Mar. 3, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Whippany, N.J., has been awarded a maximum $49,375,502 modification (P00008) exercising the second option year on a one-year base contract (SPM2D0-12-D-0002) with seven one-year option periods for various pharmaceutical products.  This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Location of performance is New Jersey with a Mar. 5, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 war-stopper funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Admiral Metals Servicenter Inc.,* Woburn, Mass., has been awarded a maximum $47,801,294 modification (P00101) exercising the third option year on a two-year base contract (SPM8E5-10-D-0001) with three one-year option periods for steel alloy, stainless steel, bar, sheet, and plate materials.  This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Location of performance is Massachusetts with a Mar. 3, 2014 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2015 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
I Solutions Direct Inc., Fort Washington, Pa., has been awarded a maximum $46,641,107 modification (P00101) exercising the third option year on a two-year base contract (SPM8E5-10-D-0002) with three one-year option periods for carbon steel bar, sheet, and plate materials.  This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Location of performance is Pennsylvania with a Mar. 2, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2015 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
TW Metals, Carol Stream, Ill., has been awarded a maximum $43,478,335 modification (P00101) exercising the third option year on a two-year base contract (SPM8E5-10-D-0003) with three one-year option periods for various carbon steel bar and plate materials. This is a fixed-price with economic-price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Illinois with a Mar. 3, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Charleston Aluminum LLC,* Gaston, S.C., has been awarded a maximum $35,363,758 modification (P00101) exercising the third option year on a two-year base contract (SPM8E5-10-D-0006) with three one-year option periods for carbon steel bar, sheet, and plate materials. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Location of performance is South Carolina with a Mar. 7, 2015 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 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Short Bark Industries, Inc.,** Vonore, Tenn., has been awarded a maximum $23,339,900 modification (P00102) exercising the first option year on a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-13-D-1030) with four one-year option periods for various types of Permethrin Army Combat Uniform coats. This is a firm-fixed-price contract.  Locations of performance are Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and Mississippi with a Mar. 4, 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.
Universal Sodexho, Tacoma, Wash., has been awarded a maximum $10,800,000 modification (P00027) exercising the fifth bridge contract on a two-year base contract (SPM500-05-D-BP07) with three one-year option periods for maintenance, repair and operations supplies for the Korea Region. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Location of performance is Washington with a June 30, 2014 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
AIR FORCE
DLT Solutions, LLC, Herndon, Va., has been awarded a $45,973,106 delivery order (6K15) on an existing firm-fixed-price, blanket purchase agreement (W91QUZ-06-A-0002) for software maintenance and support for perpetual enterprise Oracle software licenses used throughout the Air Force and the U.S. Transportation Command.  Work will be performed at Herndon, Va., and is expected to be completed March 31, 2014.  Fiscal 2014 research and development, operations and maintenance, TRANSCOM Working Capital funds in the amount of $10,454,875 are being obligated at time of award.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/HIK, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Ala., is the contracting activity.
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