The units of USAF Space Command have a wide range of functions, from supervising Space Shuttle launches to maintaining surveillance satellites and radars, operating America’s land-based nuclear missiles, and conducting ballistic missile defense.
Over the last couple of weeks, a number of contracts have been issued for various support services to these entities. We thought our readers might appreciate a look at several of these contracts at once, rather than just presenting them on a contract by contract basis.
Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group in Pasadena, CA received a $197 million modification to a cost-plus-award-fee contract for continued chemical agent neutralization operations. Work will be performed in Newport, IN and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2009.
There were 32 bids solicited on March 9, 1998, and two bids were received by the U.S. Army Field Support Command in Rock Island, IL (DAAA09-99-C-0016). The core contract was for $295.5 million, and involved a cost-plus-award-fee contract for the design, construction, operation, and closure of the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility at the Newport Chemical Depot in Newport, IN. That contract ended on December 16, 2005.
Small business qualifier Bristol Environmental and Engineering Services in Anchorage, AK received a $6 million firm-fixed-price contract for environmental remediation of munitions training ranges located at Camp Lejeune and its satellite sites. This requirement is for the cleanup of unexploded ordinances (UXO), munitions, and target debris, and includes the relocation of berms and the clearing and re-vegetation of the ranges.
Shaw Environmental Inc. in Stoughton, MA received a $23 million firm-fixed-price contract for the design, purchase, and installation of equipment to modernize the white phosphorous facility at Pine Bluff Arsenal, AR. White phosphorous is an extremely effective smoke generator, especially for small size devices like grenades or mortars. It also has some uses as an incendiary, and its combustability in warm weather or upon handling can make it dangerous.
Disadvantaged business qualifier Leader Automotive Wholesalers of Glenview, IL won a maximum $8.5 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for anti-freeze for all services. Work will be performed in Glenview, IL and New Kensington, PA, and will be complete on July 20, 2008. This is an indefinite quantity base year contract with 2 option years. Proposals were Gateway solicited and 2 responded. The Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR) in Richmond, VA issued the contract (SP040605D4082).
EAI Corp. Inc. in Abingdon, MD received $8.3 million for Task Order 0018 under a previously awarded Interoperable Consequences Management, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (M67004-04-D-0039) to support the Marine Corps emergency responder sustainment and training. EAI Corporation has specialized in “all-hazards” preparedness since it was founded in 1980, and has a particular specialization in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive preparedness and disaster response.
Work will be performed in 22 Marine Corps locations worldwide, and is expected to be complete July 2006. This contract was competitively procured with over 40 proposals solicited via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online; nine offers were received. The Marine Corps Logistics Command in Albany, GA issued the contract.
ATK Tactical Systems Co. LLC in Rocket Center, WV received an estimated $11 million cost, no-fee contract for projects re: the Navy’s continuing environmental restoration program at Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) in West Virginia. The facility began operations in 1942 as a government owned, Navy Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant whose mission was to research, develop, and produce solid propellant rocket motors for DoD and NASA.
SES-TECH, a joint venture and small business qualifier in Seattle, WA, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $20 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to measure the effectiveness of the Navy’s environmental remediation and controls in the American Northwest. They will be tasked to support the Engineering Field Activity (EFA) Northwest by measuring levels of chemicals, determining their environmental impact, and comparing their findings to Navy guidelines and objectives. This will help them identify environmental trends and modify Navy action plans. Work will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps installations within the EFA Northwest including, but not limited to, Washington (77%), Alaska (20%), Oregon (1%), Idaho (1%), and Montana (1%). The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months with an expected completion date of March 2006. This contract is a sole source 8(a) procurement with an Alaskan native corporation (ANC) component. The Engineering Field Activity Northwest of Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Poulsbo, WA issued the contract (N44255-05-D-5101).
Arch Chemicals in Norwalk, CT is being awarded a 20-year, $148.8 million fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for the production, storage, distribution, and handling of hydrazine for the Department of Defense. Hydrazine and its derivative chemicals are often used as rocket fuels. Work will also be performed in Lake Charles, LA, and the performance completion date is March 31, 2025. This contract has two five-year options. Proposals were solicited from FEDBIZOPPS with three responses. The Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) at Lackland Air Force Base, TX issued the contract (SP0600-05-D-1522).
Earth Tech, Long Beach, CA is being awarded a $4 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide for: work plan implementation, construction and engineering activities; repair; work to meet IAW technical and regulatory requirements; and handling all hazardous materials and waste IAW local requirements. The Air Force can issue deliver orders totaling up to the maximum amount indicated above, though actual requirements may necessitate less than this amount. Expected completion date is October 2006, and the Headquarters 311th Human Systems Wing is the contracting activity (FA8903-04-D-8671).