The Los Angeles Times reports that the U.S. Air Force will reinstate Boeing as a “good corporate citizen” after an 18-month suspension, so it can once again bid for rocket orders that could be worth as much as $4B. In July 2003, the USAF imposed this suspension and took away about $1B of rocket orders after federal investigators found that two Boeing employees had stolen proprietary rocket documents from rival Lockheed Martin Corp. Sources said the suspension would be lifted after a 25-page administrative agreement was reached, including a financial settlement of up to $170M to cover the cost that the Air Force says it incurred as a result of the suspensions. Boeing could also wind up paying a portion of the $200M that the Air Force is paying Lockheed to build a West Coast launch pad for the rockets.
Raytheon Systems Co. of Tucson, AZ received a not to exceed $129M firm fixed price modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-04-C-5460) for the Phalanx Close In Weapon System (CIWS). The contract includes Block 1B upgrades, overhauls, parts and support equipment, and other ancillary equipment. The Block 1B overhauls include several improvements, including upgraded gun barrels and modifications that allow the Phalanx to be used against small, fast-moving boats in coastal areas. This equipment will be installed aboard several Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers (DDGs 107, 108, 109, 110, 111 & 112) and backfit upon various classes of ships. Additionally, two mounts will be provided to the United States Army. Work will be performed in Louisville, KY (90 percent) and Tucson, AZ (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2009. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. issued the contract.
On Jan. 27, 2005, Kellogg Brown and Root Services of Arlington, VA; Ellis Environmental Group, LC of Newberry, FL; Sauer, Inc., dba Sauer Southeast of Jacksonville, FL; and CH2MHILL Constructors of Englewood, CO, were awarded firm fixed price, indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contracts for emergency repairs and renovations in the northern area of Florida. Splits were not disclosed. These contracts contain a base year and three one-year option periods that could bring the total contract amounts to $350M. The terms of the contracts are not to exceed three years, with an expected completion date of January 2008 (January 2006 for the base period). The basic contract was competitively procured as a one-phase repair/replace solicitation via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website, with 28 offers received. On Feb. 24, 2005, Sauer Inc., dba Sauer Southeast was awarded $6.7M for Task Order 0002 for repair of 48 buildings damaged by Hurricane Ivan at various Naval facilities in Pensacola. Work for this task order will be performed in Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to be complete by August 2005. Four offers were received for Task Order 0002. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southern Division of North Charleston, SC issued the contracts (contract numbers N62467-05-D-0062/0067/0068/0069).
AM General L.L.C. of South Bend, Ind. received a $60M modification to a firm fixed price contract for 814 M1152 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (“Humvees”) and 31 M1151 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. Work will be performed at South Bend, IN. This sole source contract was initiated on July 17, 2000, and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2006. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, in Warren, MI issued the modification (DAAE07-01-C-S001). [DoD]
General Dynamics OTS of Garland, TX received an $89.7M modification to a firm fixed price contract for Various Quantities of MK80 Series Bomb Bodies. They range from 500 – 2,000 pounds, and are designed to have fuze and tail assemblies attached at the front and at the rear. Depending on the attachments fitted, the results can be simple unguided bombs, or various types of guided “smart bombs”. Work will be performed in Garland, Texas, and is expected to be complete by July 31/06.
General Dynamics OTS is the world’s only manufacturer of MK80 Series Bomb Bodies that conforms to the U.S. Dept. of Defense’s approved technical data packages. In this capacity, General Dynamics OTS is the U.S. Government’s restricted source of supply for all MK80 Series General Purpose Bomb Bodies, both tactical and inert training rounds. The U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island, IL issued the contract (DAAA09-03-C-0041).
SAIC of San Diego, Calif., won a $6.7M modification to a cost plus fixed fee contract for development and testing of Joint Network Management System (JNMS) Software. JNMS is a required communications planning and network management tool used for high level communications planning (war planning), detailed planning & engineering, spectrum planning & network management, monitoring, control & reconfiguration and security. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Oct. 25, 2006. Solicitation began via the web on Oct. 19, 2000, and three bids were received. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, NJ, issued the contract (DAAB07-01-C-F404).
Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems L.P. of Sealy, TX, was awarded a $5.7M multi-year modification to a firm fixed price contract for Systems Technical Support for the Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) trucks. Work will be performed in Sealy, TX and is expected to be completed by Nov. 15, 2008. There were two bids solicited on Aug. 15, 2002, and two bids were received. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI issued the contract (DAAE07-03-C-S023).