In its 2006 armaments programme, the Swiss parliament approved the procurement of 12 “Geniepanzer” armoured engineer and mine-clearing vehicles for the country’s Armed Forces, using the chassis of surplus Pz87 (Leopard 2) tanks. A CHF 95 million (currently around $76 million) procurement contract has now been signed by the procurement agency Armasuisse and Thun-based RUAG Land Systems, covering 12 carrier vehicles, plus 12 AEV(Advanced Engineering Vehicle) modules and 6 mine-clearing modules. The vehicles will be multifunctional, and it will be possible to set them up for AEV or mine clearance missions within a very short time. Ruag is partnering with Germany’s Leopard tank co-producer Rheinmetall AG, and the vehicles were to be delivered to the Swiss armed forces in 2010-2011.
As it happens, deiveries didn’t start until the end of 2011…
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest area of responsibility (NAVFAC SW AOR), has awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, multiple award construction contract to 5 firms for new construction and building renovation at various Navy and Marine Corps installations within the NAVFAC Southwest AOR including, but not limited to, California (82%); Arizona (16%); and New Mexico (2%).
The total contract amount is not to exceed $100 million over the base period and 4 option years, with an expected base year completion date of January 2008 (completion January 2012 if all options are exercised). These five contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract, with a guaranteed minimum payment over its lifetime of $25,000. This contract was competitively procured as a set-aside for HUBZone and/or Service-Disabled Veteran Owned small business concerns via the Naval Facilities Engineering Command e-solicitation website, with 19 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest in San Diego, CA. Winners included:
Creative Times, Inc., Ogden, UT (N62473-07-D-2012)
Halbert Construction, Inc., San Diego, CA (N62473-07-D-2014)
I.E. Pacific, Inc., San Diego, CA (N62473-07-D-2015)
Macro-Z-Technology Company, Santa Ana, CA (N62473-07-D-2016)
Peter Vander Werff Construction, Inc., El Cajon, CA (N62473-07-D-2013)
Blackbird Technologies, Inc. in Herndon, VA received a $13.2 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, time and material performance-based contract for training on tagging, tracking and locating devices. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $28 million.
Work will be performed in Iraq (25%); Afghanistan (15%); Florida (15%); Virginia (15%); North Carolina (12%); Germany (9%); California (2%); Georgia (2%); Kentucky (2%); Colorado (1%); Texas (1%), and Washington (1%), and is expected to be completed by October 2007 (October 2009 with options). This contract was not competitively procured because it is a sole source acquisition by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in Charleston, SC (N65236-07-D-5612).