Up to $430M to 16 Contractors for US Army TARDEC R&D Support
The US Army Tank-Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) awarded 16 omnibus contracts to support its research and development (R&D) efforts encompassing the life cycle of military manned and unmanned ground vehicles. The contracts have a total potential value of $430 million.
TARDEC is the Army’s laboratory for military automotive technology and the lead agency for simulation and testing, demonstration, development and full life cycle engineering for ground vehicle survivability, robotics, power and energy, mobility, maneuver and sustainment, and condition-based maintenance.
The 5-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts were awarded for TARDEC omnibus services under multiple award task order (MATO) arrangements to the following companies:
- Alion Science & Technology Corp. in Chicago, IL (W56HZV-09-D-0142);
- Analytical Services in Huntsville, AL (W56HZV-09-D-0143);
- Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, VA (W56HZV-09-D-0144);
- Baum Romstadt Technology Research in Fairfax, VA (W56HZV-09-D-0145);
- Concurrent Technologies Corp. in Johnstown, PA in (W56HZV-09-D-0146);
- Control Point Corp. in Santa Barbara, CA (W56HZV-09-D-0147);
- DCS Corp. in Alexandria, VA (W56HZV-09-D-0148);
- Drive Developments in Sterling Heights, MI (W56HZV-09-D-0165);
- General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, MI (W56HZV-09-D-0150);
- Mark G. Miller in Layton, UT (W56HZV-09-D-0154);
- PD Systems in Alexandria, VA (W56HZV-09-D-0151);
- Premier Professional Systems in Huntsville, AL (W56HZV-09-D-0152);
- Science Applications International Corp. in San Diego, CA (W56HZV-09-D-0153);
- Technical Aid Corp. in Dedham, MA (W56HZV-09-D-0149);
- VSE Corp. in Alexandria, VA (W56HZV-09-D-0155);
- Waltonen Engineering in Warren, MI (W56HZV-09-D-0156).
With the omnibus contracts, TARDEC is augmenting its existing resources with experience and additional capability exceeding available in-house research, development, and engineering capabilities. The individual task orders under these contract vehicles will assist TARDEC in strategic planning, program management and execution, and enterprise management.
TARDEC’s objectives [pdf] in awarding the omnibus contracts are to:
- establish long-term, competitively awarded contracts;
- enhance its ability to develop and improve vehicle and system protection and performance;
- improve technical capabilities; and
- use TARDEC’s Advance Collaboration Environment (ACE) across all programs and projects
The following service could be ordered under the omnibus task orders:
- engineering expertise
- limited production/ manufacturing of components
- Lean/ Six Sigma expertise
- statistical/ design of experiments expertise
- rapid reaction efforts
- designers/ drafters
- workforce development
- laboratory management/ operations
Other US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) organizations and US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Contracting Center partners may use the contracts to acquire services, provided they first obtain written approval from the TACOM Contracting Center in consultation with the TARDEC Acquisition Management Office.