EXPRESS Yourself: Up to $848M to SAIC for US Army AMRDEC Support
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) received a follow-on task order from the US Army Aviation and Missile Lifecycle Management Command (AMCOM) to provide professional and engineering support services to the Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC).
The single award, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity task order has a 5-year period of performance and a ceiling value of $848 million. The task order was awarded under the AMCOM Expedited Professional & Engineering Support Services (EXPRESS) contract vehicle, which has a total ceiling of $7.7 billion.
Originally established in 2005, the AMCOM EXPRESS contract vehicle is a group of multiple award Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA) leveraging commercial processes established by the GSA schedules program and incorporating teaming arrangements for task orders to support AMCOM and its customers. There are 31 BPA holders under the AMCOM EXPRESS program.
As of Sept 30/09, 299 competitive task orders had been awarded under the AMCOM EXPRESS program, obligating approximately $3.23 billion.
The program provides support to small business programs with 67% of all orders and 48% of current funding obligations being awarded to small businesses. The BPAs contain a provision allowing team leaders to propose that task order awards be made directly to small business team members that are planned to perform a significant portion of the effort. Through this provision, 42 direct awards have been made to small business team members.
Under this task order, SAIC will lead a team of 238 subcontractors and provide lifecycle systems and software engineering support as required to the AMRDEC’s Software Engineering Directorate (SED).
AMRDEC, a subordinate laboratory to the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), is the US Army’s focal point for providing research, development, and engineering technology and services for aviation and missile platforms across the lifecycle. The AMRDEC SED maintains expertise in the Army’s prevailing policies and practices on software reuse, metrics, post deployment support, process improvement, computer resource margins analysis, and risk management.