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MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Apr. 18, 2014
Golden State Medical Supply,* Camarillo, Calif., has been awarded a maximum $22,512,293 modification (P00054) exercising the fifth option period on a one-year base contract (SPM2D0-09-D-0001) with seven one-year option periods for various pharmaceutical supplies. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is California with an April 20, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 warstopper funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $24,449,293 cost-plus-fixed-fee, sole-source contract to install a vehicle and dismounted exploitation radar (VADER) system and an aerial precision geolocation kit on a King Air 350ER aircraft. Fiscal 2013 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,700,639 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is March 18, 2015. One bid was solicited and one received. Work will be performed in Hagerstown and Linthicum Heights Md.; Greenville, Texas; and Fayetteville N.C. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-14-C-0040).
RSP Architects, Minneapolis, Minn., was awarded a $9,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for architect and engineer services for the design, construction of various Air Force Reserve projects. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is April 18, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 32 received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville, Ky., is the contracting activity (W912QR-14-D-0008).
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $9,248,770 modification to previously awarded contract (N00174-08-D-0021) for the procurement of the improved mechanical remote fuze disassembly kit (I-MRFDK ) production units, training, system maintenance and spare and depot level repair parts. The I-MRFDK is a portable ordnance inerting and disassembly system operated by explosive ordnance disposal technicians to safely inert fuzes used with projectiles, bombs, and other explosive ordnance. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., and is expected to be completed by September 2015. Contract funds will not be obligated at time of award and 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.
3 Phoenix Inc., Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $7,263,632 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-6264) to procure two TB-29A Inverted Passive Electrical Network (iPEN) Towed Array production representative units, associated spares and test equipment. iPEN leverages technology developed under Small Business Innovation Research Topic N04-138, "Real-time Data Fusion and Visualization Interface for Environmental Research Data." iPEN telemetry acts as a data fusion point for the integration of towed array handling system sensor data. This technology is expected to provide significant improvement in reliability and operational availability of TB-29A towed arrays. Work will be performed in Wake Forest, N.C. (50 percent); Houston, Texas (25 percent); Hanover, Md. (15 percent); and Chantilly, Va. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2015. Fiscal 2011 and 2012 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy contract funds in the amount of $7,263,632 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.
Rand and Jones Enterprises, Co., Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., has been awarded an $8,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirements contract for completion of minor, non-complex construction projects requiring minimum design. Typical projects involve a number of general construction disciplines including, but not limited to, plumbing, masonry, electrical, mechanical, architectural, painting, HVAC, and abatement. Work will be performed at Rome, Newport, and Stockbridge, N.Y., and is expected to be completed April 18, 2019. The ordering period concludes five years after the effective date of the contract. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition. The solicitation was conducted through Federal Business Opportunities, and two offers were received. Funding varies based on individual requirements but is primarily operations and maintenance, research and development, or Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Current fiscal year funding will be provided on individual orders. Air Force Research Laboratory Specialized Acquisition and Operational Contracting Branch, Rome N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8751-14-D-0004).
Express Scripts Inc., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $33,800,000 requirements-type contract with fixed unit prices, to provide pharmacy benefit management services to the Department of Defense TRICARE pharmacy program. The total cumulative face value of the contract, including the one year base period and seven one-year option periods, if exercised, for pharmacy benefit management services, and options for contract phase-out, is estimated at $5,364,684,318. The TRICARE Pharmacy Benefits Program offers pharmacy services through direct care pharmacy services at Military Treatment Facilities; retail network pharmacies; authorized retail non-network pharmacies; or delivery through the TRICARE Home Delivery/Mail Order Pharmacy. Retail pharmacy services are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The contractor will perform pharmacy benefits management functions, including the following: perform claims adjudication, administer a retail pharmacy network, operate mail order pharmacy, provide clinical services for specialty pharmaceuticals, process direct member reimbursements for claims filled at retail network and non-network pharmacies, perform clinical reviews, and provide beneficiary and pharmacy support services. The contractor will also perform as a fiscal intermediary on behalf of DoD to pay for all authorized pharmaceuticals and supplies dispensed for eligible beneficiaries at retail pharmacies and transmit all claim information to the Pharmacy Data Transaction Service, the DoD designated data warehouse. This contract was competitively procured using the Best Value Tradeoff Source Selection process, with two offers received. Fiscal 2014 DoD operations and maintenance funding in the amount of $33,800,000 is being obligated at award. The Defense Health Agency, Aurora, Colo., is the contracting activity (HT9402-14-D-0002).