$248.5M to Protect Bases, Checkpoints in Afghanistan
June 29/11: The U.S. Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground’s Natick Contracting Division in Orlando, FL recently issued a 7-vendor, multiple-award contract for “non-intrusive” systems that can scan the inside of personnel, vehicles, and cargo containers; and Entry Control Point (ECP) systems for protecting bases in war zones. The ECP Hardware Sets will include day/night cameras, command and control stations, environmentally protected work stations, biometric systems, barriers, and protective shelters. Most of these systems will be used in Afghanistan, but some few systems will be bought for for training in the United States.
Up to $248.5 million in equipment will be bought, with the winning vendors competing for task orders. In several cases, the vendors listed below are actually leading teams of sub-contractors. The contract will run until August 31/14. Bids were solicited through the Internet, with 7 bids received. The winners were:
- Smiths Detection in Edgewood, MD (W911QY-11-D-0015).
- Raytheon Co. in McKinney, TX (W911QY-11-D-0016).
- Alutiiq 3sg, LLC in Anchorage, AK (W911QY-11-D-0017).
- Rapiscan Systems, Inc. in Arlington, VA (W911QY-11-D-0018).
- American Science and Engineering in Billerica, MA, best known for their Z-Backscatter system (W911QY-11-D-0019).
- Bering Straits Information Technology, LLC in Anchorage, AK (W911QY-11-D-0020).
- Kazi Investment Group, LLC in Irvine, CA (W911QY-11-D-0021).