The Defense Energy Support Center at Fort Belvoir, VA recently issued $1.66 billion in fixed price with economic price adjustment contracts for JP5 and JP8 Turbine Fuel. JP5 and JP8 are used in many jet engines. JP8 has also been used to fuel many US Army vehicles under the Single Fuel Concept; this March-April 2005 Army Logistician article notes some of the successes and difficulties with that concept to date.
These are 12-month indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity type contracts with a 30-day carry over period. The performance completion date is Oct. 30, 2006. There were 64 proposals solicited and 17 responded. DID will begin by clarifying the differences between the three fuel types, then offer contracts and amounts…
General Electric Co. in Lynn, MA received a maximum $500 million firm fixed price contract for parts and services for the F404 jet engine, on behalf of the U.S. Navy. The F404 engine powers the US Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet fighter, models A-D. This is a sole source, five-year performance based logistics contract whose performance completion date is September 15, 2008. The Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR) in Richmond, VA issued the contract (SP040005D9416).
The Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City, FL recently issued a pair of contracts for parachutes. One is definitely for the U.S. Marines; the other involves gear for HALO (High Altitude, Low Opening) jumps that are generally undertaken only by special operations capable naval units like Navy SEALs, Marine Force Recon, et. al.
Raytheon Co. in Bedford, MA received an $12.1 million modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for FY 2005 Patriot missile engineering services. Work on this contract will be performed in Huntsville, AL (1%); Bedford, MA (12%); Burlington, MA (12%); Tewksbury, MA (12%); Andover, MA (2%); Orlando, FL (1%); and El Paso, TX (1%), and is expected to be complete by Jan. 9, 2009. This was a sole source contract initiated on Aug. 26, 2003. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL issued the contract (W31P4Q-04-C-0020).
Total awards under this contract and dates/amounts of each award for FY 2004 and FY 2005, are as follows:
Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. in Cherry Hill, NJ received a maximum $112.6 million firm fixed price contract for the operation, sustainment, and maintenance of the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System (DCPDS) for federal civilian agencies. Work will be performed in Cherry Hill, NJ and San Antonio, TX. This is a web-solicited, sole source, time and materials contract with a base year and 4 one-year options. The contract will thus expire on September 28, 2010 if all options are exercised. The Defense Logistics Agency Enterprise Support in Fort Belvoir, VA issued the contract (SP4700-05-C-0020).
Back on August 5, 2005, DID noted that APAC-SOUTHEAST Inc.’s Gulf Coast Division in Pensacola, FL received a 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. Now the company is being awarded an additional $8.9 million modification under a combination firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N62467-05-D-3135).