Mobile Armor, St. Louis, MO received a contract from the U.S. Navy to provide data security software to protect the Navy’s data at rest, which is any information stored on computers. Examples of data at rest are files stored on the hard drive of a notebook computer, files on an external backup medium, files on the servers of a storage area network, or files on the servers of an offsite backup service provider.
Here’s what the contract covers, and how authorized US government employees can order it…
Welch Allyn Holdings in Skaneateles Falls, NY, won a maximum $43.7 million fixed-price-with-economic-price-adjustment contract for medical equipment, spare parts and training to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies.
There were originally 17 proposals solicited with 9 responses. Welch Allyn expects to complete the work by June 23/10. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA manages the contract (SPM2D1-09-D-8350).
PC Mechanical in Santa Maria, CA won a $26.2 million firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for repair, overhaul, and preventative maintenance services for civil engineering support equipment at the Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center located at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, CA (60%) and at the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport located in Gulfport, MS (40%). This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring its cumulative value to $139.5 million.
DID has more on the types of vehicles that PC Mechanical will repair…
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Unisys a firm-fixed-price task order (HTC711-09-F-0030) to design, develop and maintain the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s (SDDC) Global Freight Management (GFM) system. Using GFM, the U.S. Defense Department purchases commercial freight transportation services for everything from missiles to cotton balls, according to Bob Burkard, Global Freight Management project manager at Unisys Federal Systems. Under the task order, Unisys will also provide project management and integration services, e-commerce solutions, systems training, and software testing and documentation.
The task order, awarded under the GSA Schedule 70 contract (GS-35F-0343J), has a 5-month base period, followed by four 1-year options and a final 7-month option. The options are exercisable at the discretion of the government. The contract has a value of $1.4 million for the 5-month base period and a total value of $17.4 million if all options are exercised. The award follows the recompete of a task order awarded to Unisys in October 2006, which had expired.
DID has more on how the GFM system works and how shippers compete for DoD contracts…
Government Sewing & Apparel (dba Columbia Sewing Co.) received a maximum $8.6 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract to supply the Marine Corps combat utility uniform, including battle dress, desert and woodland camouflage blouse and trouser sets. The company, which won the original contract in 2006, will make the uniforms at its Arkansas and Puerto Rico facilities. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia received 10 responses to its original solicitation. This contract (SP0100-06-D-0362) is exercising option year 3. The date of performance completion is June 25/10.
DID has more on the Marine Corps MARPAT camouflage uniforms…
CSC received a task order from the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk to provide operations, maintenance and management support to the Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-NET) in the Far East, including Japan, Korea, Singapore and Guam. The task order, awarded under the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Schedule 70 contract, has a one-year base period and an estimated total value of $29 million. Teaming with CSC is C4 Planning Solutions in Blythe, GA. This task order follows a $75M ONE-NET task order awarded to CSC under the GSA ANSWER contract in 2005.
DID has more on the Navy’s worldwide ONE-NET network…
VSE Federal Group received 2 contracts totalling $12 million from the U.S. Army to refurbish equipment shelters and fuel tankers. The 1st contract (W25GIV-08-A-8207), worth $10 million, is from the Tobyhanna Army Depot to refurbish Army S-280 and S-250 equipment shelters, which are portable, all-weather shelters for communications equipment and other transportable electronic equipment. VSE will provide inspection, repair, sealing, blasting, painting and testing of the equipment shelters.
The 2nd contract (W911RQ-09-D-0015), worth $2 million, is from Red River Army Depot to repair 68 M900 series up-armored fuel tankers coated with the fuel tanker self-sealant system (FTSS), which is a coating applied to the exterior surface of the fuel tank that will seal a leak caused by small arms fire within 20 minutes of impact. VSE will work with Red River to blast, paint and repair the tanker frames in addition to repairing damaged tanker bodies with the FTSS coating. The FTSS effort is mandated by the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. Each tanker being repaired has a 5,000 gallon capacity.
Total Immersion Software (TIS) in Alameda, CA received a $12 million modification to a previously awarded contract for development of the RealWorld Transition program, which enables soldiers to carry out mission-specific simulations using a laptop computer.
Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the RealWorld Program uses technology innovation to provide soldiers with the ability to open a laptop computer and create a mission-specific simulation in a relevant geo-specific 3-D world. The program is intended to overcome problems with current simulation programs – they are time consuming to set up, expensive to buy, and require graduate-level expertise in computer programming. RealWorld is intended to remove these barriers and, for the first time, put the tactical advantage of real-time simulation into the hands of frontline troops.
DID has more on the RealWorld system, including a link to a sample RealWorld scenario…
Archer Western/RQ Construction Joint Venture in Chicago, IL won a $151 million firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of multiple bachelor enlisted quarters at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in Jacksonville, NC. The contract also contains 1 unexercised option, which if exercised would increase cumulative contract value to $162.9 million.
Camp Lejeune is the home of the Expeditionary Forces in Readiness, including the II Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. The base is home to more than 47,000 Marines and sailors from around the world. The base’s 14 miles of beaches make it a major area for amphibious assault training, and its location between two deep-water ports (Wilmington and Morehead City) allows for fast deployments. The main base is supplemented by 6 satellite facilities: Marine Corps Air Station New River, Camp Geiger, Stone Bay, Courthouse Bay, Camp Johnson, and the Greater Sandy Run Training Area.
Archer Western/RQ Construction will perform the work in Jacksonville and expects to complete it by August 2011. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 18 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, in Norfolk, VA (N40085-09-C-3215).
The Columbia Group, a small business based in Washington, DC received a $10.6 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide 3 Pluto Plus unmanned undersea vehicles (UUV), associated technical support and training to the Egyptian Navy under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The Pluto Plus system is a remotely operated UUV intended primarily for military use in mine identification and destruction.