Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, CA won a $13.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for Phase 2 of the Fast Access Spacecraft Testbed (FAST) satellite power generation and propulsion program. The objective of the FAST program is the development and demonstration of a high power generation and propulsion system for mobile satellites.
DARPA’s FAST program is a multiphase effort to design and develop a ground test prototype of a new High Power Generation Subsystem (HPGS) for mobile satellites. DID has more on the FAST program…
IAP Worldwide Services in Irmo, SC, won a $21.3 million service, firm-fixed-price contract to provide electrical power distribution service to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The service is required to distribute power from a leased power plant in order to maintain the life support of the camp. IAP will provide the electricity distribution system, which will be located underground. IAP will perform the work in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of June 07/10. 7 bids were solicited with 4 bids received by the Kandahar Air Field Regional Contracting Center in Afghanistan (W91B4L-09-C-0045).
FOB Leatherneck is one of the FOBs operating in the southern region of Afghanistan, where most of the 21,000 U.S. troops deploying to the country this summer will be concentrated. The U.S. military is working to ensure that the basic infrastructure is in place to continue receiving troops in Kandahar before sending them out to the FOBs, which are in various stages of development throughout the region, U.S. Forces Afghanistan officials said. As FOB development continues, troops could remain in Kandahar for several weeks before deploying out to their final destinations throughout the summer months. See American Forces Press Service article for more information.
Northrop Grumman Information Technology in McLean, VA received a $6.3 million hybrid firm-fixed-price/cost/cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (NS09) under a previously awarded contract for a Navy network enterprise management system. Under this order, Northrop Grumman will provide tactical switching increment II spiral B1 equipment, including program management; configuration management; logistics; hardware and software updates; configuration management support; testing support; and on-site technical support at 2 Regional Network Operations and Security Centers (RNOSCs).
Watts Constructors in Honolulu, HI won a $17.3 million firm-fixed price contract to replace fuel pipelines at the Fleet Industrial Supply Center Pearl Harbor. Watts will build new fuel transfer pipeline systems operating from a fuel pier to the main fuel pumphouse and storage tanks for three fuel products, ballast water, and contaminated fuel with valve stations, pumps and appurtenances. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center provides logistics and support services to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Joint and Allied Forces throughout the Pacific Rim.
Watts will perform the work in Pearl Harbor, HI and expects to complete it by July 2011. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 6 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, in Pearl Harbor (N62742-09-C-1302).