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MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for July 16, 2014
General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $65,256,769 modification (P00010) to foreign military sales contract W56HZV-13-D-0015 for specialized training, contractor logistics support, and base life support for the Iraq M1A1 Abrams Program. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is Feb. 28, 2015. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
URS Group Inc., Mobile, Alabama, was awarded an $8,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite- delivery contract for architectural and engineering services for the Mobile District and South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of July 15, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 28 received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W91278-14-D-0065).
GTA Containers Inc,* South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $7,539,057 firm-fixed-price contract with options for 6,333 tarps and bows for the five-ton long wheel base vehicle. Work will be performed in South Bend, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of June 17, 2017. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 10 received. Fiscal 2011 other procurement funds in the amount of $3,967,737, and fiscal 2012 other procurement funds in the amount of $3,571, 320 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-14-C-0223).
ERAPSCO, Columbia City, Indiana, is being awarded a $165,997,792 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of 141,263 AN/SSQ Series sonobuoys, and 5,000 MK-84 Signal Underwater Sound devices. Work will be performed in DeLeon Springs, Florida (51.7 percent), and Columbia City, Indiana (48.3 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2019. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $165,997,792 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals and one offer was received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00421-14-D-0025).
Vigor Industrial, LLC, of Portland, Oregon, is being awarded a $16,984,940 firm-fixed-price contract for a 120-calendar day regular overhaul and dry docking of USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). Work will include No. 1 and No. 2 boiler inspection, propulsion shaft removal and inspection, underwater hull preservation, ship's service turbo generator five-year American Bureau of Shipping inspection, structural plenums refurbishment, domestic reefer upgrade, five-year ABS tank inspection, and installation of permanent ballast and stability test. USS Emory S. Land's primary mission is to provide repair services to submarines. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $23,234,057. Work will be performed in Portland, Oregon, and is expected to be completed by February 2015. No contract funds will be obligated at time of award. This contract was competitively procured with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website and two proposals were received. The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command is the contracting activity (N32205-14-C-5005).
Nomad Global Communication Solutions Inc.*, Columbia Falls, Montana, is being awarded a $14,112,833 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of two First Article Test units and up to 73 production unit Custom Made Shelters in support of the National Guard Bureau Consequence Management Communications Unified Command Suite program. This effort includes the fabrication, qualification, testing and verification, and integration and mounting of the shelters onto government furnished chassis. Work will be performed in Columbia Falls, Montana, and is expected to be completed in July 2017. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $479,280 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via a small business set-aside electronic request for proposals and eight offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-14-D-0025).
Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $17,059,000 modification (P00270) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (F19628-00-C-0100) for radar software deficiency corrections. The contract modification is for Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program radar system development and demonstration alignment with the Global Hawk Block 40 program schedule. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,529,683,365. Work will be performed at El Segundo, California, and is expected to be completed on Sept. 30, 2015. Fiscal 2013, 2014 and 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $319,615 are being obligated at time of award. This effort is incrementally funded. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
Plexus Scientific Corp., Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded an $8,466,187 firm-fixed-price contract for a full range of construction and engineering activities necessary for investigation, design, remedial action, remedial construction, and environmental remediation activities. The contractor will achieve minimum performance objectives and stretch goals and support progress to site closeout at 29 Installation Restoration Program sites under this performance based remediation contract. Work will be performed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and is expected to be completed by July 16, 2024. This award is a result of a competitive acquisition advertised and six proposals were received. Fiscal 2014 environmental restoration account funds in the amount of $8,466,187 are being obligated at time of award. The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8903-14 -C-0009).