Jun 11, 2009 19:23 UTC
Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, NV won a $36.5 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only contract for production of Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.1 dismounted systems to meet the requirements of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dismounted JCREW systems are electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIED). ITT Corp., which supplies the JCREW 2.1 vehicle mounted system, and Northrop Grumman were also competing for this contract.
According to the FedBizOpps solicitation, Sierra Nevada will provide 200 JCREW 3.1 dismounted systems, support equipment and services, and additional long-lead time material. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would result in Sierra Nevada supplying an additional 2,300 systems for a cumulative value of $248.3 million. The contract includes 9,000 hours of engineering support services (ESS) for the initial 200 systems and 13,000 hours of ESS for the option quantity of 2,300 systems, field service representative support in-theater, depot level repair material and services, spares, and associated technical data.
Sierra Nevada will perform the work in Sparks, NV (90%) and Rancho Cordova, CA (10%), and expects to complete it by December 2010. This contract was competitively procured via the FedBizOpps website, with 3 proposals solicited and 3 offers received by the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC (N00024-09-C-6306). See also Sierra Nevada release.
Jun 11, 2009 18:10 UTC
The Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) in San Diego, CA awarded a total of 15 contracts to provide boatyard services and industrial support for vessels of various sizes at Naval facilities in San Diego. The contracts are worth up to $1.36 billion.
Work will be performed in San Diego or contractor’s facility along the West Coast and is expected to be completed by June 2010. The contracts were competitively procured and advertised via the FedBizOpps website, with 20 proposals solicited and 15 offers received by SWRMC.
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Jun 11, 2009 15:30 UTC
Walter Reed Army Hospital
The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) awarded 12 healthcare staffing contracts worth up to $48 million to InGenesis Arora Staffing in San Antonio, Texas, to provide physician, nursing, and related medical services at Army medical facilities throughout the United States.
The 12 InGenesis Arora contracts are part of 3 larger multiple award task order contracts (MATOCs) worth up to $1.27 billion:
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Jun 11, 2009 14:26 UTC
Iraqis train: M240B, PKMs
June 11/09: Agility Logistics subsidiary Taos Industries Inc. in Huntsville, AL won a $30.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for 33,400,938 rounds of “various non standard ammunition” for the Republic of Iraq. Work is to be performed in Huntsville, AL until Oct 29/10. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web, with 3 bids received by the Rock Island Contracting Center in Rock Island, IL (W52P1J-09-C-0026). See also firm release.
Taos has also been contracted by Rock Island to supply “non-standard” ammunition to Afghan Army forces, in the wake of the AEY scandal. In these cases, “non-standard” means non-NATO standard. The Soviet caliber 7.62×39 ammunition used in AK-47 type assault rifles would qualify; Iraq is phasing them out in favor of the American 5.56mm M4 carbine, but Iraqi forces operates some. Likewise, the 7.62x54mm ammunition used in Iraq’s Dragunov sniper rifles and PKM light machine guns is a non-NATO caliber, and hence “non standard.” In Afghanistan, Taos is also supplying 12.7 x 108 mm ammunition for Soviet heavy machine guns, and 70.5mm PG-7VM rocket propelled grenades.
Jun 11, 2009 12:42 UTC
MQ-1’s MTS-A turret
June 10/09: Raytheon Co. of McKinney, TX received a firm-foxed-price, not-to-exceed $87.3 million contract to buy 35 “MTS-A” AN/AAS-52 surveillance and targeting turrets for use on MQ-1 Predator UAVs. This contract also buys 25 of the more advanced pre-production “MTS-B” AN/DAS-1 units for the larger MQ-9 Reaper hunter/killer UAV. Other items will include a retrofit gyro, a retrofit imager, and associated replaceable unit spares and containers for these multi-spectral targeting systems. At this time, $14.1 million has been committed. The 703rd ASG at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH manages this contract (FA8620-06-G-4041).
DID has covered similar contracts in September 2007 and February 2007. The biggest change over time appears to be the growing balance between MTS-A and MTS-B orders.
Jun 11, 2009 10:26 UTC
The University of California, Los Angeles, received a $7.2 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide family support services for U.S. military personnel being deployed overseas. The services include group level briefings for pre- and post-deployment military and family, individual consultations, skill-building sessions for families, and multi-session family interventions. The services also include consultation to military staff, schools, family, and community on parenting and combating stress, traumatic grief, and other deployment-related stresses.
The contract awarded by the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) is part of the FOCUS Project (Families OverComing Under Stress), which is a resiliency-building program designed for military families and children facing the challenges of combat operational stress during wartime. DID has more on the FOCUS program…
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