Hill AFB in Utah has just issued a $1.5 billion multiple-vendor, indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract to provide “support and source for competitive [US] Air Force and [Defense Logistics Agency] land gear (709 Air Force items, and 371 DLA items).” At this time $8 million has been committed. Winners include:
RE HMMWV, changes (click to view full, new parts in yellow)
As “$650.1M for 4,526 Hummers” explained in mid-April 2008, the US military continues to orders Hummers by the thousands. Now AM General, LLC in South Bend, IN has received a follow-on a $522.4 million firm-fixed price contract, which will add 3,216 EA High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles to the contract (DAAE07-01-C-S001). Work will be performed in Mishawaka, IN and is expected to be complete by Dec 31/09. One bid was solicited on March 17/06 by TACOM in Warren, MI.
The US military has begun fielding “Reliability Enhanced” M1151, M1152 and M1165 model HMMWVs. There have been some changes made, based on the harsh environment of South West Asia, increased payload demands, and some feedback from the field. The new models have been under development for about 18 months, from mid-2006, and are now in full production following durability testing by the U.S. Government.
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast in Jacksonville, FL has issued several indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, multiple award, design-build construction contracts for general building type projects at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay. Each contract consists of a base year and 4 option years, for a maximum of 60 months, or a maximum value of $50 million for all contracts, whichever comes first. Each contract comes with a guaranteed minimum of $10,000, a normal procedure that helps to defray the expenses of bidding and preparing to execute contracts of this type. Expected completion date is May 2009, or May 2013, with all options exercised; contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Work to be performed is for general building type projects (new construction, renovation, alteration, and repair of facilities and infrastructure, roofing, demolition, and routine renovation) including but not limited to: 1) aviation and aircraft facilities, 2) marine facilities, 3) barracks and personnel housing facilities, 4) administrative facilities, 5) warehouses and supply facilities, 6) training facilities, 7) personnel support and service facilities, 8) security level facilities, 9) abatement and handling of hazardous/ regulated materials.
The basic contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 5 proposals received. Winners include: