Peckham Vocational Industries in Lansing, MI received a $15.7 million ceiling-priced modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N00421-04-D-0092) for up to 100,000 Multi-Climate Protective Clothing Systems. The MCPS is a multi-layer set of clothing that resembles the modern outdoor gear many of us have in our closets, but incorporates new flame-retardant fabrics so burning clothes don’t melt onto one’s skin.
Work will be performed in Lansing, MI (80%) and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (20%), and is expected to be completed in September 2009. The Naval Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Md., issued the sole source award off of a Javitts-Wagner O’Day list. See also Popular Science: Military Tech vs. Street Tech; NAVAIR: New duds keeping flyers warm, dry, stylish
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The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division at Orlando, FL has awarded 11 ceiling-priced, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts (N61339-05-D-6000 through N61339-05-D-6010), covering a full range of training system and support services for Naval Air Systems Command and training sites around the world, including approved Foreign Military Sales cases. Under this multiple award, each contractor is awarded $10,000 and will be provided a fair opportunity to compete for individual task orders. A ceiling of $800 million over a five-year ordering period exists for this effort.
Science Application International Corp. received a $20 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract to provide highly specialized intelligence analysis for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center. They will analyze and evaluate worldwide foreign developments on future systems, subsystems, technologies, and operational concepts related to the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense program, the Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Program, and other new initiatives as they develop. The Air Force can issue delivery orders totaling up to the maximum amount indicated above, although actual requirements may be less. Solicitation began December 2004, and this work will be complete by September 2010. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8633-05-D-2050).
Lockheed Martin Corp. in Sunnyvale, CA received a $12.1 million cost-plus award-fee contract modification to the existing Space Base Infrared System (SBIRS) High engineering, manufacturing and development contract. SBIRS is especially helpful in tracking the heat “plume” from ballistic missile launches, and integrates with the Defense Support Program (DSP) to provide integrated warning systems. This modification provides operational and maintenance support for the Space Based Infrared Systems Increment 1 system that is not currently included in the existing contract. The locations of performance are Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions in Boulder, CO and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in Boulder, CO. This work will be complete by June 2010. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, CA issued this contract (F04701-95-C-0017, P00309).
In related news, Lockheed Martin’s $9.6 billion SBIRS High Component program is now over budget for the third time since 2002, triggering a formal notification to Congress this month because the costs of its third through fifth satellites could jump as much as 25% in FY 2006.
Unit-SKW L.L.C. of Anchorage, AK won a $24.6 million increment as part of a $37.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for Construction of a Missile Defense Facility at Fort Greely, Alaska. Work and is expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2007. Bids were solicited on the internet on Nov. 1, 2004, and two bids were received. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Ala., issued the contract (W912DY-05-C-0006).
Thales Raytheon Systems Corp. in Fullerton, CA received a $62 million modification to a $66 million firm-fixed-price contract for Various Spare Parts for the Firefinder AN/TPQ-36(V), AN/TPQ-37(V), and AN/TPQ-46. The Firefinder radars allows U.S. forces to pinpoint the origin of artillery, mortars, and missile attacks directed against them while those projectiles are still in flight, allowing immediate and accurate counterfire. Work will be performed at Fullerton, CA and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2008. This was a sole source contract initiated on Dec. 13, 2004 and issued by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, NJ (W15P7T-04-C-L002).
BAE Systems Controls Inc. in Fort Wayne, IN won a $10.7 million firm-fixed-price contract for spares for the T700 Helicopter Engine. The T-700 and its variants power the Blackhawk/Seahawk family of helicopters (UH-60, MH-60, SH-60, HH-60), other utility helicopters (SH-2G Super Seasprite, Bell UH-1Y Huey, US101), and attack helicopters (AH-1W SuperCobra, AH-64 Apache) in the U.S. arsenal. Work will be performed at Fort Wayne, Ind., and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2009. Bids were solicited via the Internet on May 30, 2004, and one bid was received. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville, AL issued the contract (N00383-01-G-008A).
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL issued a pair of contracts related to the CH-47 Chinook medium transport helicopter. Small business qualifier Transaero Inc. of Woodbury, NY won a delivery order amount of $3.6 million as part of a $28 million firm-fixed-price contract (W58RGZ-05-D-0145) for servo cylinders. Work will be performed in East Lyme, CT and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2010. There were three bids solicited on Nov. 22, 2003, and one bid was received.
Small business qualifier Fabritech Inc. of East Alton, IL won a $10.8 million firm-fixed-price contract (W58RGZ-05-C-0142) for CH-47 Absorber Assemblies. Work will be performed in East Alton, IL and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2008. There were two bids solicited on Nov. 20, 2003, and two bids were received.
Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp., Seattle Division in Seattle, WA is being awarded an additional $12 million modification to previously awarded contract N00024-04-C-4152 for maintenance efforts on the carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). This contract is on top of the $19.4 million option exercised earlier. The aim of the contract is to provide year round maintenance so as to maximize ship readiness under its Docked Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) schedule, and it will target ship systems, shipboard equipment, and ship hull preservation. Work will be performed by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp.’s Seattle Division in Bremerton, WA, and it is expected to be complete by December 2005. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF, Code 400, Bremerton, WA issued the contract.