Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute in Pittsburgh, PA received a $411.1 million cost reimbursement contract to provide for software research and development pertinent to national defense. Beginning in the summer of 2004, the U.S. government conducted an extensive review of the SEI, culminating in the recommendation by government reviewers to renew the SEI contract until 2010.
Lockheed Martin in Manassas, VA received a hybrid contract (firm-fixed price, and time and material) amounting to an estimated $152.1 million for the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) Enterprise Systems. As the AKO site notes:
“The mission of AKO is to transform the Institutional Army into an information-age, networked organization that leverages its intellectual capital to better organize, train, equip, and maintain a strategic land combat force.”
The National Guard Bureau Environmental Support Branch has issued a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for a full range of engineering, professional, technical and remediation environmental services to the Air National Guard at various locations throughout the United States and its territories over the next 10 years. Work will be performed throughout the United States, and the contract is expected to end by June 30, 2015. The total value of contracts issued could amount to up to $598 million over this period, and four companies were announced as approved:
EA Engineering, Science and Technology Inc. in Hunt Valley, MD (W9133L-05-D-0008)
The Environmental Co. Inc., Charlottesville, VA (W9133L-05-D-0009)
Versar Inc. in Springfield, VA (W9133L-05-D-0010)
BEM Systems Inc. in Chatham, NJ (W9133L-05-D-00087)
Honeywell International in Tempe, AZ received a $27.6 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for rebuild of the Advanced Gas Turbine 1500 Engine that powers the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. Work will be performed in Anniston, AL and is expected to be complete by Aug. 31, 2006. This was a sole source contract initiated on June 27, 2005 by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI (DAAE07-00-C-N131).
General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, MI received a firm-fixed price contract amounting to an estimated $7.3 million for 90 commanders display units for the M1A2 Abrams System Enhanced Program (M1A2 SEP) Tank. The work is to be performed at the company’s Tallahassee, FL location and is to be completed Sept. 20, 2007. The Tank-automotive Armament Command in Rock Island, IL issued the contract (DAAE20-02-G-0009 delivery order 0109).
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems in Marion, IL received a $3 million contract to produce 25mm PGU-25/U HEI (High Explosive Incendiary) ammunition. This round is procured by the U.S. Navy for use in the AV-8/B Harrier II. This round uses the M505 point detonating fuze, complies with NATO STANAG 4173, and can be fired from any system using the M242, KBA, M811, or GAU-12 “Equalizer” weapon. If all options are exercised, the total value of this contract could exceed $8.4 million. Corporate release.
The U.S. Army Field Support Command, Rock Island, IL recently issued a series of firm-fixed-price target practice ammunition contracts. Weapons systems covered include 25mm cartridges for the M242 chain guns of the M2/M3 Bradley Infantry fighting Vehicle and the USMC’s LAVs; the 30mm M230 chain gun of the AH-64 Apache helicopter; and the GAU-8/A tank-killer gatling gun of the A-10 Thunderbolt II. The total value of all three contracts is $70.5 million, and could rise to $80.7 million if all options are exercised.