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In today’s competitive marketplace, this web shopping around for the best deal is the norm. Thrifty shopping is facilitated through modern technology, sildenafil where price comparisons are just a click away. From individual consumers to corporations, discount  there can be great financial benefits in shopping around and looking at several offers before pulling the trigger on a purchase. The U.S. government should not be exempted from this frugality, and neither should the military.

Since 2010, The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which facilitates the purchase of various goods and service for federal government agencies, has implemented a program to generate competition when agencies buy office supplies. This competition among the vendors drives down the costs and reduces wasteful spending.

The GSA’s program requires vendors who want to do business with the government to reveal their pricing to both the government buyer and their competition. The ability for vendors to see their competitors’ pricing allows them to lower theirs, saving the government money. It also prevents over-spending on the part of government buyers who, in the past, have sometimes paid more than four times the amount for one product over another.

The pricing bids and purchase receipts are sent to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which review the purchases made, comparing them to the actual bids. This procedure works as a check/balance system, protecting the government from charges of favoritism or misconduct. It also keeps the playing field level for all vendors hoping to participate in government contracts.

The GAO has urged the Pentagon to do more to safeguard against waste. The GAO contends that promoting competitive contracts, through programs like the GSA’s, can help save the government money, curb fraud, and promote accountability.

Recently, the U.S. Army decided not to seek bids for the contract to purchase 100 new helicopters. Instead, the Army chose to offer the contract to Airbus for 100 Lakota UH-72 helicopters. While the Army has its reasons for granting the contract the way they did, one of which was customer satisfaction with Airbus, the GAO and many other vendors from the helicopter industry were surprised with the decision.

In reality, the lack of competition favors the larger companies by excluding offers from small and  medium sized businesses.

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No. CR-047-14
March 13, 2014

CONTRACTS
NAVY
Exelis Inc., Clifton, N.J., is being awarded a $91,701,414 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0002) to exercise an option for the manufacture and delivery of 42 AN/ALQ-214(V)4 on-board jammer (OBJ) systems.  The AN/ALQ-214(V)4/5 is an OBJ component of the integrated defensive electronic counter measures system.  It is a self-protection radio frequency (RF) countermeasures system used by Navy F/A-18C/D/E/F strike fighter aircraft against RF guided surface-to-air and air-to-air threats (missiles).  Work will be performed in Clifton, N.J. (31 percent); San Jose, Calif. (26 percent); San Diego, Calif. (11 percent); Rancho Cordova, Calif. ( 5 percent);  Mountain View, Calif. (4 percent); Hudson, N.H. (2 percent); West Springfield, Mass.(2 percent); and various locations within the United States (19 percent); and is expected to be completed in November 2016.  Fiscal 2013 and 2014 aircraft procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $91,701,414 are being 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.
Cardno TEC-Leidos LLC, Charlottesville, Va., is being awarded a maximum $50,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for range sustainability services for military training range complexes and assets for various locations and environmental planning for National Environmental Policy Act and Executive Order 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions with the preponderance of work involving Navy training range complexes within the Atlantic Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) and may also include work on ranges and installations around the world.  The work to be performed provides services of an interdisciplinary team required to support the Tactical Training Theater Assessment and Planning (TAP) Program.  The TAP program is intended to ensure the sustainability of Navy training ranges and operating areas to support warfighter readiness around the world.  Task order 0001 is being awarded at $10,000 as the minimum guarantee.  All work will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps facilities and other government facilities within the NAVFAC Atlantic AOR including, but not limited to Virginia (50 percent), California (20 percent), Washington (20 percent), and Arizona (10 percent).  The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months with an expected completion date of March 2019.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy contract funds in the amount of $10,000 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with five proposals received.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N62470-14-D-9003).
Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a $22,235,508 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2300) to exercise options for class service efforts and special studies, analyses and reviews for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program.  Lockheed Martin will provide engineering and design services as well as affordability efforts to reduce LCS acquisition and lifecycle costs.  Work will be performed in Hampton, Va. (32 percent); Marinette, Wis. (27 percent); Moorestown, N.J. (22 percent), and Washington, D.C. (19 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2015.  Fiscal 2013 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy contract funds in the amount of $4,000,000 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.
Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Columbia, Md., is being awarded $13,122,763 for time and material task order 0003 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67704-13-D-0020) to support the U.S. Marine Corps, Afghanistan Retrograde and Redeployment Operations/Maintenance/Preservation Packaging and Packing Support.  Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed March 2015.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Marine Corps funds in the amount of $11,024,637 will be obligated at the time of award.  Contract funds in the amount of $6,561,382 will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured with 19 proposals solicited via the Marine Corps Logistics Support Services Unrestricted Suite-Task Area 9; with eight offers received.  The Marine Corps Logistics Command, Albany, Ga., is the contracting activity.
Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Towson, Md., is being awarded a $12,177,926 modification to increase the maximum dollar value of task order 0009 under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N40080-10-D-0494) for the design, bid-build repairs to building facades (phase 1) and windows (phase 2) for Rickover Hall at the Naval Support Activity, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.  The work to be performed under this modification provides for the replacement of windows and curtain walls, providing temporary facilities and incidental related work.  The contractor shall provide all labor, supervision, materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and transportation to perform all work described in the specifications.  After award of this modification, the total cumulative task order value will be $17,319,816.  Work will be performed in Annapolis, Md., and is expected to be completed by March 17, 2016.  Fiscal 2014 restoration and modernization contract funds in the amount of $12,177,926 are being obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
ARMY
Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC., New Orleans, La., was awarded a $76,267,513 firm-fixed-price contract for the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project, Louisiana Avenue Improvements.  Fiscal 2014 other appropriations in the amount of $76,267,513 will be obligated at award. Work is to be performed in New Orleans, La., with an estimated completion date is October 17, 2017.  Bids were solicited via the Web with three bids received.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ? New Orleans District, New Orleans, La., is the contracting activity (W912P8-14-C-0022).
BWAY Corp., Atlanta, Ga., was awarded a $47,207,822 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for M2A2 ammunition containers.  Funding and work performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2019.  Bids were solicited via the web with one received.  Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-14-D-0006).
Longbow LLC, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $25,504,554 modification (P00045) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-06-C-0134 for initial spares, peculiar ground support equipment, integrated logistics support, management, and production line spares in support of the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $25,504,554 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is June 30, 2016.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.
AIR FORCE
L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Waco, Texas, has been awarded a $38,000,000 modification (P00009) for an existing firm-fixed-price contract (FA8625-13-C-6597) for C-27J spare parts for the Australian military. The contract modification incorporates purchase of non-long-lead critical parts; this is a modification of a pre-existing undefinitized contract action that purchased long-lead spare parts.  The work will be performed at Waco, Texas, and is expected to be completed by March 2015.  This modification relates to 100 percent foreign military sales for Australia.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WLVK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Global Inc., Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $24,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for training and technology transfer in accordance with security assistance agreements and or security cooperation programs as necessary for international C-130J maintenance training requirements for the Iraqi Air Force.  Work will be performed at New Al-Muthana Air Base, Iraq (also known as Baghdad International Airport Complex), and work is expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2017.  This award is a sole-source award and is 100 percent foreign military sales for Iraq.  338 Security Contracting Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-14-D-0004).
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Altitude Technologies, doing business as Chinook Medical Gear Inc.*, Durango, Colo., has been awarded a maximum $28,636,252 modification (P00006) exercising the second option period on a one-year base contract (SPM2D0-12-D-0003) with seven one-year option periods for various medical and surgical products.  This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Location of performance is Colorado with an April 3, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 war-stopper funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
CORRECTION:   The contract announced March 4, 2014 to Universal Sodexho had the incorrect modification and length of time on the contract. The correct announcement should read:
Universal Sodexho, Tacoma, Wash., has been awarded a maximum $10,800,000 exercising the sixth modification (P00027) on a three-month bridge 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.
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY
L-3 Communications Corp., Salt Lake City, Utah, has been awarded a $16,458,470 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The work will support the DARPA mobile hotspots program for phases 2 and 3 (if option is exercised).  If successful, the phase 2 effort is expected to deliver a solution consisting of radio and router pods for mounting on Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles, with all mobile hotspots subsystems wholly contained within the pods.  Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah (73.9%); North Hampton, Mass. (11.7%); Fort Lee, N.J. (4.7%); Malibu, Calif. (3.6%); Nashua, N.H. (1.7%); Guthrie, Okla. (1.8%); Springville, Utah (2.5%).  The estimated completion date is March 12, 2015.  Fiscal 2013 and 2014 research and development funds are being obligated at time of award.  The contracting activity is DARPA, Arlington, Va., (HR0011-14-C-0047).
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded an $8,058,225 modification to previously awarded cost-plus fixed-fee contract (HQ0276-10-C-0003) to provide test support at the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex.  As a result of this modification, the total contract value will increase from $301,550,229 to $309,608,454.  The work will be performed at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kekaha, Hawaii.  The period of performance is from contract award through Dec. 31, 2015.  Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds will be used to incrementally fund this effort.  The Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Va., 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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March 11, 2014

CONTRACTS
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Draeger Medical Inc., Telford, Pa., has been awarded a maximum $140,000,000 modification (P00067) exercising the third option period on a five-year base contract (SPM200-07-D-8003) with five one-year option periods for anesthesia machines, monitors, ventilators and related accessories.  This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Location of performance is Pennsylvania with a March 11, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, federal civilian agencies, and Department of Veterans Affairs.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Genesis Vision, doing business as Rochester Optical*, Rochester, N.Y., has been awarded a maximum $50,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for optical frames.  This is a three-year base contract with two one-year option periods.  Location of performance is New York with a March 10, 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., (SPM2DE-14-D-7559).
NAVY
Computer Systems Center Inc.*, Springfield, Va., is being awarded a $12,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the development and fielding of command, control, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting systems for Deployable Tactical Operations Center Components.  Work will be performed in Springfield, Va., and is expected to be completed in March 2018.  Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation, Navy funds in the amount of $1,200,000 will be obligated at time of award, none 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 Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity (N68936-14-D-0013).
Mikel, Inc.*, Fall River, Mass., is being awarded a $6,689,497 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6295) to exercise options for engineering and technical services for combat systems of the future.  Work will be performed in Middletown, R.I. (77 percent), Fall River, Mass. (10 percent), Manassas, Va. (10 percent); Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (2 percent) and North Kingstown, R.I. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2014.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy funding in the amount of $365,000 will be obligated at time of award and contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured, as award is being made under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(5)-Authorized or Required by Statue 15 U.S.C. 638 (r)-Aid to Small Business.  The Naval Sea System Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity.
AIR FORCE
The Boeing Co., Defense, Space and Security, Kent, Wash., has been awarded a $10,814,354 modification (001) on an existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (F19628-01-D-0016) for trade studies and analysis for the Japan AWACS mission computing upgrade DMS 3.X requirements planning and hardware procurement to procure end of life hardware.  This contract action is implemented as a modification to delivery order #0097 under the AWACS modernization and sustainment support basic contract.  Work will be performed at Kent, Wash., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2014.  This is an unclassified foreign military sales contract for Japan.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/HBSK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity.
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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
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