USJFCOM Awards $1B in Contracts to Help Improve the Way America Fights
The U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) awarded 4 major defense contractors up to $1 billion in contracts to provide analysis, research and development, concept development and support. The new contracts replace a large contract that is scheduled to expire July 31/09.
The winning firms will support USJFCOM’s Joint Concept Development and Experimentation Directorate (J9), which coordinates U.S. Department of Defense efforts to explore how the future military can successfully operate in complex, ever-changing and uncertain environments. J9 runs exercises, undertakes technology development, and works with the military to develop better “concepts of operations” and ways of doing things…
Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems in Bethesda, MD (N00189-09-D-Z042) and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Suffolk, VA (N00189-09-D-Z043) each were awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity multiple award contract (MAC) to provide on-site personnel to assist J-9 staff in their day-to-day joint concept development and experimentation work. For Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, the base year amount of the contract is $25.6 million, with an estimated value if all options are exercised of $135.3 million. For General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, the base year amount is $23.3 million, with an estimated value if all options are exercised of $122.8 million.
In addition, 3 project multiple-award contracts were awarded to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (N00189-09-D-Z045), Science Applications International Corp. in Suffolk, VA, (N00189-09-D-Z044), and Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corp. in Virginia Beach, VA (N00189-09-D-Z046).
Navy Captain John P. Polowczyk, the business manager for USJFCOM, explained that this work will involve off-site work on specific J-9 projects, such as follow-on work to the recent Capstone Concept of Joint Operations. For General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, the base year amount is $42.7 million, with an estimated value if all options are exercised of $224.7 million. For Science Applications International Corp., the base amount is $54.1 million, with an estimated value if all options are exercised of $284.0 million. For Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corp., the base amount is $50.1 million, with the estimated value if all options are exercised of $262.8 million.
Polowczyk said that under the MAC structure, these companies will be able to compete for task orders in the future:
“The companies had to sharpen their pencils to get these contracts; they are going have to sharpen their pencils again to get the actual task orders.”
The companies expect to complete the work by July 2010. These contracts were awarded competitively through Navy Electronic Commerce Online, with six offers received by the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Division. USJFCOM | General Dynamics.