Up to $318M to Lockheed Martin to Support Counter-IED Teams
Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems in Ellicott City, MD won a $318 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity time-and-material task order to provide operational support services for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) analytical support teams deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
The task order is part of a broader contract (W91CRB-08-D-0024) issued April 25/08 by the US Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) to provide operations support services to JIEDDO. Other companies that received JIEDDO support contracts were BAE Systems (W91CRB-08-D-0025), ITT (W91CRB-08-D-0026), and CACI (W91CRB-08-D-0027). Each contract has a maximum value of $453 million.
JIEDDO is responsible for developing and coordinating US Department of Defense efforts to defeat improvised explosive devices (IEDs)…
The organization recently launched a program, called Tidal Sun, to provide specialized counter-IED teams in Afghanistan. The teams are providing IED forensics and technical intelligence to US Army and US Marine Corps battalions; each team consists of 5 to 6 IED specialists.
The counter-IED teams examine explosive signatures, chemical traces, and blast patterns to provide an overview of how an IED attack unfolded. The data are analyzed at the team-level and sent to the relevant agencies and military components for external analysis.
Lockheed Martin will perform the work in Iraq (50%) and Afghanistan (50%), with an estimated completion date of Dec 31/12. For the task order, 4 bids were solicited with 2 bids received by the US Army RDECOM’s Contracting Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.