Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group in Pasadena, CA received a $154.3 million increment as part of a $1.04 billion cost-plus-award-fee contract for continued chemical agency neutralization operations leading to the closure of the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, IN. Work is expected to be complete by May 31, 2009. There were 32 bids solicited on March 9, 1998, and 2 bids were received by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, IL (DAAA09-99-C-0016).
New York and San Francisco have begun using the IAC 1090 Intelligent Aquatic BioMonitoring System (iABS) developed by Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC) of Poway, CA to protect public drinking water from contamination and potential terrorism incidents. The system is also being used by the U.S. Army at Fort Detrick, MD, a development partner for the system along with the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR), The US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Defense Legacy Program. The key to this whole system? Well, a neural network processor, and… fish.
Bluegill sunfish, to be precise (for Europeans: similar to Bream).
The TEC, Inc. Joint Venture in Charlottesville, VA received a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for architect-engineer services for environmental planning. The total contract amount is not to exceed $40 million (base year and four options years) with a guaranteed minimum of $56,000. Work will be performed predominantly at Hawaii, Guam, Saipan and various locations under the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific (NAVFAC Pacific), other NAVFAC components, or other governmental agencies for which NAVFAC Pacific is tasked to provide assistance. The exact location of individual efforts will be designated on individual contract task orders, and the contract will expire in May 2007 (May 2011 if all options are exercised.
This contract was competitively procured via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website with four proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific in Pearl Harbor, HI issued the contract (N62742-06-D-1870).
Smiths Detection Inc. in Edgewood, MD received a cost-plus-incentive fee/award-fee contract for a Meteorological Mobile Facility (METMF) replacement next generation (NEXGEN) prototype. Smiths Detection will design, fabricate, integrate, deliver and test a prototype METMF-R NEXGEN system, that will replace the legacy METMF-R. This system will use current and emerging state-of-the-art technologies to offer smaller size and increased mobility/scalability, which will significantly improve the provision of meteorological and oceanographic support to the Marine Air Ground Task Force in every clime and place.
This $8 million contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $11.3 million. Work will be performed in Edgewood, MD and is expected to be complete by April 2008 (Sept. 2009 with options). This contract was competitively procured with unlimited proposals solicited and two offers received via the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities website, and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego, CA issued the contract (N00039-06-C-0032).
The Headquarters 311th Human Systems Wing recently set up $6 billion worth of contracts associated with this endeavor. Solicitations began August 2005, negotiations were completed in April 2006, and work will be complete in April 2017. The contract details and winners are:
CDM Constructors Inc. in Carlsbad, CA received $21.2 million Delivery Order 0007 under a combination firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity design-build-operate-maintain contract for Water Conveyance/Reclamation at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.
They will install a conveyance/reclamation pipeline to connect four Sewage Treatment Plants to the new Southern Region Tertiary Treatment Plant, ensuring environmental compliance in preparation for ultimate privatization. [Ed: Perhaps they should have asked the contractor to involve active-duty Marines; it might be good preparation for Iraq.]
Kiewit Building Group Inc. in Omaha, NB won a $27 million firm-fixed-price contract for construction of an Air Force weather agency headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, NB. Work is expected to be complete by Oct. 22, 2007. There were 23 bids solicited on Oct. 11, 2005, and four bids were received by the Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, NB (W9128F-06-C-0005).
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, VA has exercised the third option period under an indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity environmental multiple award contract. It covers remedial action services for environmentally impacted sites, plus environmental compliance services at various Department of Navy and Marine Corps installations and other Government agencies. Work will be performed at under the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic’s area of responsibility including, but not limited to, the states of MD, VA, WVA, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Washington, DC and other locations as required. The expected date of completion is January 2007.
The basic contract was competitively procured via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website with 14 proposals received and award made on January 30, 2003. The potential total contract amount for each contractor is not to exceed $25 million (base period and four option years), and these four contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the existing contract. The following four firms have received $5 million each. All qualify as small businesses:
ECOR Solutions in Richmond, VA (N62470-02-D-3010)
Tesoro Corp. in Virginia Beach, VA (N62470-03-D-9993)
Universe Technology in Frederick, MD (N62470-03-D-9994)
Cape Environmental in Exton, PA activity, (N62470-03-D-9995)
Lockheed Martin Corp. in Sunnyvale, CA is being awarded a $48.7 million cost plus award fee contract modification. This will re-baseline the Spacecraft Integration and Test contract for Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellites F17, F18, F19, and F20. The launch dates were changed as a result of the Current Launch Schedule Review Board direction dated Dec. 8, 2005, per Special Contract Requirement SMC-H004. New launch dates as follows: F17 (July 8, 2006), F18 (March 28, 2008), F19 (March 28, 2010), and F20 (March 28, 2012). The Headquarters Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA issued the contract (FO4701-02-C-0003/P00057).
Shaw Group, Inc. subsidiary Shaw Remediation Services LLC in Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded $25 million under previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract N62470-02-D-3260 to exercise Option 3 for environmental remediation services at Department of Navy and Marine Corps installations and other government agencies under the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic area of responsibility. This is the first time this contract has been publicly mentioned on DefenseLINK, but the current release notes that the estimated contract amount after exercise of this option is $100 million. The potential total contract amount is not to exceed $125 million.
It has been a good week for Shaw. Q1 FY 2006 financial results, announced on January 6, 2006, were strong. That same day, the firm announced that Paducah Remediation Services, LLC, a joint venture between Shaw and native-owned small business Portage Environmental, Inc., received a $192 million contract from the U.S. Department of Energy. They will perform environmental remediation and waste management activities at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, KY.