Desperately Seeking Sources: NAWCAD Looks for Help on Special Ops Comms
The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) in Patuxent River, MD is looking for contractors to provide maintenance, logistics, and life cycle service support for its Special Communications Requirement Division’s (SCRD) communication-electronic (C-E) equipment, systems and subsystems.
The SCRD designs, develops, tests and supports joint special operations’ communications and electronics equipment. The division develops quick reaction and testing of communications packages for hand-held and manpack radios, high speed and rigid inflatable boats, mobile and fixed-base operations, special communications vans and other vehicles, and air-land transportable command posts.
NAWCAD recently issued a sources sought notice to get industry feedback for a follow-on to a contract (N00421-06-C-0085) that was awarded to BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services in Rockville, MD in 2006.
The winning contractor would provide design, development, integration, installation, test and evaluation, fielding certification, maintenance, repair and logistic support of Navy, Army, Air Force, Joint, and other government agencies C-E platforms, equipment, systems and subsystems.
The follow-on contract would have a 1-year base period plus 4 one-year options. The contract type is anticipated to be an indefinity delivery/ indefinite quantity cost plus fixed fee term. The estimated level of effort over 5 years is 2,484,500 man-hours.
In the meantime, BAE Systems received March 9/10 a $23.2 million modification to its existing contract for maintenance, logistics, and life cycle services in support of SCRD.
BAE Systems will perform the work in Chesapeake, VA (32%); Fayetteville, NC (28%); California, MD (22%); San Diego, CA (6%); Fort Bliss, TX (4%); Fort Walton Beach, FL (2%); Panzer Kaserne, Germany (2%); Homestead, FL (2%); Tampa, FL (1%); and the District of Columbia (1%). Work is expected to be completed in March 2011.