$33.3M for Reset, Refurbishment of M2A2 Bradleys & MLRS
The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI recently issued a pair of sole-source contracts related to refurbishment and reset of BAE Systems Land and Armaments vehicles, mostly M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles.
BAE Systems in York, PA received a $23.3 million modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for reset of M2A2 Operation Desert Storm Vehicles. “Reset” is a term used by the Land-Based Weapon Systems Group’s Long Term Contracts Team at Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSSC), to capture the business of repairing equipment and replenishing used stocks.
Work will be performed in York, PA (83%), Aiken, SC (5%), San Jose, CA (8%), and Fayette, PA (4%), and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2008 (DAAE07-01-C-M016).
Meanwhile, BAE Systems in Santa Clara, CA received an $11 million modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Systems Technical Support/Logistics Services for the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle and M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems and their Derivative Vehicles. Work will be performed in Santa Clara, CA and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2006 (DAAE07-01-C-M011). This contract appears to be structured as a series of man-hours purchased at pre-set but somewhat adjustable rates. Reset and reconstitution of Bradley vehicles through depot level seem to be a heavy component of this contract.