In the wake of recent Air Force personnel losses due to procurement scandals and retirements, the U.S. Defense Department has taken over temporary responsibility for running the USAF’s top 21 weapons-buying programs totaling about $180 billion. This move will undoubtedly have ramifications for a number of major contractors ad weapon systems. It will also collapse the approvals process from a two-stage progress by the USAF and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) into a one-stage process of OSD approval with USAF inputs.
Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle System L.P. in Sealy, TX won a $316.3 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for 1,934 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV) trucks and 836 Trailers. Work will be performed at 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, Warren, MI issued the contract (DAAE07-03-C-S023).
Rolls Royce has secured a GBP 137 million (USD $258 million) contract from the Defence Logistic Organisation’s Warships Support Agency of the British Ministry of Defence to service Olympus and Tyne engines for the Royal Navy and for the French, Belgian and Royal Netherlands navies.
United Defense L.P. in Santa Clara, CA received an $11.6 million modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (DAAE07-01-C-M011) for Systems Technical Support/ Logistics Services for the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle System. Work will be performed in Santa Clara, CA and is expected to be complete by Nov. 26, 2005. General Dynamics Land Systems Inc. in Sterling Heights, MI received a $6 million modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (DAAE07-01-C-N075) for Systems Technical Support for the M1 Abrams Tank Program. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, MI and is expected to be completed by July 31, 2006.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Integrated Systems, San Diego, CA is being awarded a $24.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 12 BQM-74E Aerial Targets and 48 Extended Range BQM-74E Aerial Targets. The BQM-74E Chukar is a subsonic, subscale, jet-powered aerial target capable of being launched from planes, ships, or land. It simulates low-altitude anti-ship cruise missiles, highly maneuverable fighter aircraft and attack bombers for weapons testing and training exercises. Work will be performed in San Diego, CA (37%); Walled Lake, MI (22%); Elmira, NY (13%); Palmdale, CA (11%); and Mandaree, ND (4%), and is expected to be complete in December 2006. This contract (N00019-05-C-0040) was not competitively procured by the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD.
Small business qualifier World Wide Technology of Maryland Heights, MO won a $5.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for 200 Lines of Interchangeable Networking Components for the Multi National Force-Iraq and Multi National Corps-Iraq. Work will be performed at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq, and is expected to be completed by April 15, 2005. There were five bids solicited on Feb. 2, 2005, and five bids were received. The Victory Contracting Office, Baghdad, Iraq, issued the contract (W274P4C-05-M-0858).
The first contract is a $16.8 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00019-93-C-0006), that provides additional funds for the MV-22 Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, TX (50%) and Ridley Park, PA (50%), and is expected to be complete in October 2005. The second contract is an $11 million cost-plus-award-fee delivery order against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00019-04-G-0007) to provide additional MV/CV-22 common flight test efforts. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, MD and is expected to be complete in September 2005.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Suffolk, VA is being awarded a $10.3M cost-plus-fixed-fee task order contract for services in support of the U.S. Joint Forces Command’s Joint Experimentation Program and Joint Futures Lab. Work will be performed in Suffolk, VA, and work is expected to be complete by July 2005. This contract was competitively procured, with 30 proposals solicited and 1 offer received. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk Detachment in Philadelphia issued the contract (N00140-04-D-0195, Order 0023).
Raytheon Systems Co. in Tucson, AZ received a $7.2 million ceiling-priced modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed price contract (N00019-03-C-0003) to convert 414 AIM-9M-2 Sidewinder air-air missiles for the Government of Egypt and for the procurement of 36 Guidance Control Sections and 7 containers for the Czech Republic. Work will be performed in Tucson, AZ and is expected to be complete in March 2006. This modification combines purchases for the Government of Egypt ($4,119,300; 57.49%) and the Czech Republic ($3,046,260; 42.51%) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract.