The second contract, from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is an indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract with a base period of 1 year and 4 one-year option periods, for a total value not to exceed $12 million. Under the contract, Jacobs will provide regional multi-discipline architect-engineering services to USACE in the Rock Island, IL; St Louis, MO; and St. Paul, MN districts. The work involves three broad areas: inland marine transportation system – locks and dams, channel, and harbor projects; flood damage reduction – levee, floodway and channel projects; and other civil works projects such as recreational trails, ecosystem restoration, dredging, parking lots, roadways, security fencing, buildings, erosion protection, landscaping, and water/wastewater structures. Jacobs’ services may include structural, civil, geotechnical, hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical engineering, plus architecture, landscape architecture, cost engineering, and specification writing.
Saab received a $12.4 million contract from lead integrator General Dynamics Information Technology to produce field simulators and moving and fixed targets for five gunnery ranges for the U.S. Army. The ranges are part of the Army’s Digital Range Training System (DRTS) program that provides live fire gunnery training facilities for soldiers in a training environment using live simulation and after action review capability with position location, video imagery and digital vehicle information. DID has more on the futuristic DRTS program…
General Dynamics C4 Systems received a $21 million contract modification (P00163) to provide Internet-like capabilities to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Combat Operations Centers (COCs), the focal point of decision-making for deployed Marine commanders and their staffs. Under the contract modification, General Dynamics will upgrade the COCs’ electronic systems to increase Marines’ situational awareness and information sharing abilities and improve network connectivity across the tactical battlespace. The firm-fixed price and cost-type contract (M67854-02-C-2052) being modified was awarded in 2002; the total value to date is $643 million.
The new system, the COC Model G, will enable sharing of mission rehearsal and execution information, as well as electronic chat, email and voice-over-IP communications, for the COCs and joint forces partners. General Dynamics will also migrate existing hardware-based command and control, tactical data systems and other applications to software-driven services using the Marine Corps’ service-oriented infrastructure. DID has more information on the Marine Corps’ COCs…
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).
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.
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.
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: