The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI continues to issue contract modifications under sole-source contract # DAAE07-01-C-M011, for “systems technical support and logistics services for the M2/M3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System and their derivative vehicles.” Pending BAE acquisition United Defense LP in Santa Clara, CA received two more of these modifications to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, with work expected to be complete by Nov. 26, 2005. One modification was for $26.8 million, while the other was for $14.5 million.
We’ve covered several modifications to this contract here at DID. We’re curious as to exactly why it seems so hard to get a precise figure for this function without constant add-ons. Can any of our readers enlighten us? Email “editor” over here at defenseindustrydaily.com.
Computer Sciences Corp. in Arlington, VA won a cost-plus-award-fee contract to provide scientific, engineering, and technical assistance support to the Missile Defense Agency’s deputy director for Ballistic Missile Defense System Integration, its Deputy director for Technology & Engineering, and its Chief of Staff. The contract has a one-year base period of performance with four one-year options, and is worth up to $62.5 million if all options are exercised. It will be performed on behalf of the Executive Management Council in Fairfax, VA and Arlington, VA. Fifty-nine offers were solicited and two were received. The Missile Defense Agency issued the contract (HQ0006-05-C-0024)
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in San Diego, CA received a $42.5 million contract modification to provide for the completion of development on the Global Hawk RQ-4B (AF-8), including developmental and operational testing. The RQ-4B is a larger version of the extremely successful RQ-4A Global Hawk reconaissance UAV, which has been rushed into service as part of the Global War on Terror.
Lockheed Martin Corp. in Sunnyvale, CA received a $6.5 million contract modification to the existing Space Base Infrared System High component engineering, manufacturing, and development contract. DID has covered the SBIRS High program and some of its problems in a past article.
The Miller/Watts Constructors-Pave Tech joint venture in Richmond, CA received firm-fixed price Task Order 0001 at $6.8 million under an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity multiple-award construction contract for airfield repair at Naval Air Station, North Island. Four proposals were received for this task order. Work will be performed in Coronado, CA and is expected to be complete by May 2006.
The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA has exercised the first of four one-year options on a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract with U.S. Foodservice Lexington in Lexington, SC (SPM300-05-D-3057). The $37.5 million option covers prime vendor food and beverage support for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Job Corps, and National Guard. Performance completion date is June 19, 2006.