Lockheed Martin Corp. in Fort Worth, TX received a $400 million firm-fixed-price contract from the Headquarters Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, UT. It covers sole source consumable and replenishment spares in support of the F-16 program until March 2012 (FA4890-07-C-0007). This effort supports US aircraft, and foreign military sales to Chile, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Poland, Taiwan, Turkey and Pakistan.
This is an umbrella contract. No funds have been obligated, nor are there any specific items or quantity of spares identified. “Contract modification” delivery orders will be issued later under the terms of this contract, as specific items and quantities are identified via Provisioning Item Orders.
Amsec LLC in Virginia Beach, VA received a maximum $142.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity single award contract to provide engineering and technical services. They will assist with planning and execution of equipment and systems overhaul and repair of equipment associated with US Navy aircraft carriers and surface ships. The labor force for this contract will be performing work on board U.S. Naval vessels located around the world, and work is expected to be complete by March 2008. Contract funds in the amount of $700,000, will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 3 solicitations requested and 1 offer received by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, U.S. Navy in Portsmouth, VA (N40025-07-D-7014)
The following locations and%ages of work to be performed are anticipated for Aircraft Carriers: Norfolk, VA (35%); San Diego, CA (30%); Bremerton, WA (10%); Everett, WA (10%); Newport News, VA (5%); Mayport, FL (5%); and other (5%).
The following locations and percentages are anticipated for Surface Ships: San Diego, CA (53%); Bremerton and Everett, WA (16%); Yokosuka, Japan (14%); Pearl Harbor, HI (11%); and Sasebo, Japan (6%).
Superior Graphite Co. in Chicago, IL received a $6.1 million technology investment agreement with cost-share contract to establish a domestic manufacturing base capable of supplying the DoD with silicon carbide powder. SiC is used as a key substrate for higher-performance, higher-expense Gallium Arsenide semiconductors. It is also a common component in ceramic vehicle armor and some body armors (some US body armors use boron carbide instead, which is lighter but highly toxic to manufacture; China is a major source of supply).
At this time, $3.1 million has been obligated. Solicitations began August 2006, negotiations were complete Jan. 2007, and work will be complete in June 2009. The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8650-07-2-5308).
Small business qualifier Nana Pacific LLC in Anchorage, AK received a $6.7 million firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a new antenna addition and a weather vestibule between existing buildings, relocation of a fuel storage tank, and expansion of the area within the security fence at Fort Greely, Alaska, an existing defense satellite communications system facility.
Fort Greely is a launch site for anti-ballistic missiles and home of the Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC), as it is one of the coldest areas in Alaska (get the current forecast). Imagine the fun experience in store, with work lasting through fall and winter and ending on March 15, 2008. This was a sole source contract initiated on Nov. 13, 2006 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK (W911KB-07-C-0002).