The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA has awarded 3 prime vendor contracts for the supply of tactical equipment, lifesaving equipment, diving equipment, search and rescue equipment, safety gear, hyperbarics, flight crew safety and deck crew safety items for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. This is a two-year base period contract whose completion date is Aug. 5, 2007, with 5 one-year option periods. If all contract options are exercised, the total contract value could exceed $500 million.
There were 21 proposals solicited and 10 responded. Three companies were then selected as Prime Vendors for qualified organizations to efficiently acquire certain equipment at fixed volume pricing, using an existing DSCP contract, where key items are warehoused by the manufacturers not the military in order to save money. The Prime Vendor program was initiated to serve the immediate needs of the war fighter and first responder where the hassle and delays of receiving critical equipment is not an option – so if you belong to a qualifying organization, you may wish to check out our links to the winners’ web sites, below…
EDefense Online reports that Greek government representatives in Berlin signed a contract for the purchase of 333 used tanks: 183 Leopard 2A4s and 150 Leopard 1A5 main battle tanks from Bundeswehr reserves. As DID noted on July 20, the overall value of this transaction was estimated at EUR 270 million (USD $324 Million), but no final figures were given in the Krauss-Maffei Wegman (KMW) release.
This will raise the number of Leopard 1 tanks in Greek service to almost 350, and add the modern Leopard 2A4 tank to Greece’s inventory. Greece’s rival Turkey, in contrast, has about 330 Leopard 1 tanks of its own in service…
Recon Optical Inc. in Barrington, IL received a $68 million firm-fixed price contract for 230 common remotely operated weapon stations (CROWS). Recon Optical’s equipment lets a vehicle’s crew remotely aim and fire its weapon while remaining inside, and mounts to both HMMWV variants and the M1117 Guardian ASV. CROWS is currently deployed on the battlefields of Iraq, where it has drawn positive reviews from soldiers in the field.
The CROWS system is versatile and modular, incorporating the latest technology in stabilized, remotely controlled weapon mounts, optical and thermal sensors, ballistic fire control, lasers and digital video processing capabilities…
The Army Field Support Command in Rock Island, IL has issued a pair of firm-fixed-price multi-year contracts for the 40MM Grenade Family System. This group includes 40mm grenades fired from the M203 launcher that attaches to the M16A2/M4 rifle [M433 High-Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) anti-armor and anti-personnel, M583 star flare parachute round, M781 practice dye rounds, and M918 target practice rounds], as well as ammunition for the Mk19 40mm grenade machine gun: [M385I Training Practice, M430 High-Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) anti-armor and anti-personnel].
ManTech reported revenue of $239.4 million for the second quarter of 2005, 16% internal revenue growth and up $34.3 million (17%) over same period 2004. ManTech’s operating income in the Q2 2005 was $20.2 million, resulting in an 8.4% operating margin and diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.35. Reported total backlog as of June 30, 2005, was $1.7 billion and funded backlog was $452 million. Full details can be found here.
The work will be performed at Lockheed Martin’s Orlando, Fla., facilities and will be completed by Jan. 13, 2008. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala issued the contract (W58RGZ-04-C-0302).
APAC-SOUTHEAST Inc., Gulf Coast Division in Pensacola, FL received a maximum $36.5 million firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for the installation and repair of asphalt and concrete pavement within a 125-mile radius of Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. This contract contains an option that, if exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contact to a not-to-exceed value of $158.1 million.
Work will be performed primarily at NAS Pensacola, Pensacola, FL (92%); NAS Whiting Field in Milton, FL (2%); Naval Hospital Pensacola in Pensacola, FL (2%); Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Centers in Mobile, AL (2%); and NAS Panama City in Panama City, FL (2%). The term of the contract is not to exceed 48 months, with an expected completion date of August 2006 (August 2009 with options). This contract was competitively procured via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website with only one offer received. The Resident Officer in Charge of Construction at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Field Office in Pensacola, FL issued the contract (N62467-05-D-3135).
Lockheed Martin, Maritime Systems and Sensors in St. Paul, MN is being awarded a $14.5 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite quantity contract, for the Navy’s AN/UYQ-70 (V) Advanced Display Systems, related accessories, spares sets, upgrade kits, software and services.
Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems in Eagan MN is the world’s largest producer of open systems, Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) based computing, display screen, and networking equipment for military applications. The foundation of this business is the AN/UYQ-70 (Q-70) program, whose products are widely used in the U.S. Navy and on land, airborne, and undersea military platforms. The Q-70 is also used in the naval systems of Australia, Germany, Japan, Norway, and Spain.
Aeronautics Corp. of America in Milwaukee, WI received a $25 million firm-fixed price contract for 1,000 units of the Horizontal Situation Indicator and the Vertical Situation Indicator used in airplanes. Work will be performed by Aeronautics in Milwaukee, WI and will be completed by July 29, 2010. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J issued the contract (W15P7T-05-D-C027)