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MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Mar. 10, 2014
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.
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.