The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic in Norfolk, VA has issued a set of cost-reimbursable plus award-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contracts for global contingency construction. Work to be performed provides for supervision, equipment, materials, labor, travel and all means necessary to provide an immediate response for civilian construction contract capability on behalf of the Navy or other government agencies acting through the Navy. These construction and related engineering services could be in response to natural disasters, humanitarian assistance, conflict, or projects with similar characteristics, including occasional projects to ensure readiness to perform during emergency situations and military exercises. The scope includes the capability to provide general mobilization services for personnel, equipment and material in support of Naval Construction Forces (NCF) mobilization efforts and similar mobilization effort, and to set up and operate Material Liaison Office at a deployed site in support of NCF operations.
The total aggregate contract amount for a base year and four option years is not to exceed $1 billion, with a guaranteed minimum of $100,000 to each contractor. Work will be performed worldwide, and the expected date of completion is August 2007 (August 2011 with options). Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with 44 proposals solicited and 8 offers received; winners included:
Atlantic Contingency Constructors, LLC in Virginia Beach, VA (N62470-06-D-6007)
Fluor Intercontinental Inc. in Greenville, SC (N62470-06-D-6008)
URS-IAP, LLC in Washington, DC (N62470-06-D-6009). This is a joint venture between IAP Worldwide Services and San Francisco based engineering design firm URS Corp.
The USA’s DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program Office has announced that the University of Alaska at Fairbanks received a cost-reimbursable contract to a non-profit organization with a cumulative value of $100 million. The contract will consist of a $14.9 million base, plus four option years. The award will provide an initial funding increment of $6 million of FY06 RDT&E funding for the base year.
In return, the university will provide high performance computing resources and support for research in science and engineering that emphasize high latitudes associated with the artic region. This is a sole source award by the General Services Administration, Federal Technology Service, IT Solution Division in Huntsville, AL (Task Order Number: 4THO07064562).
Small business qualifier MW Builders of Texas Inc. in Temple, TX a $36.4 million firm-fixed-price contract for “sustainment unit of action Custer Hill Barracks.”
Work will be performed at Fort Riley, KS and is expected to be complete by Oct. 21, 2007. There were five bids solicited on May 24, 2006, and five bids were received by the Army Corps of Engineers in Kansas City, MO (W912DQ-06-C-0044).
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. in San Diego, CA received an $8.3 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for one next-generation MQ-9 Predator B UAV/UCAV to be used in demonstration and operations. The MQ-9 Predator B is a successor to the MQ-1 Predator UAV, designed to carry a larger array of weapons. It is often referred to as a “hunter-killer” UAV, though it is also the base platform for NASA’s Altair high-altitude scientific UAV and the Mariner long-range martitime patrol UAV. This contract includes the MQ-9 Predator B craft, as well as ground support equipment, spares kit and system integration.
Work will be performed in San Diego, CA and is expected to be complete in April 2007 – though given General Atomics’ unusual “build it and they will come” business model, it may be waiting in storage as we speak. This contract was not competitively procured by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, MD (N00421-06-C-0024).