General Atomics in San Diego, CA won a $32.7 million not-to-exceed, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for development of a prototype hybrid electric drive (HED) system on DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Class destroyers. Under the contract, General Atomics intends to demonstrate the capability for significant fuel savings by incorporating advanced electric machine technology.
General Atomics will perform the work in San Diego, CA (50%); Milwaukee, WI (24%), and Hudson, MA (26%), and expects to complete it by June 2014. This contract was competitively procured under a Broad Agency Announcement, with 23 offers received by the Naval Sea Systems Command at the Washington Navy Yard, DC (N00024-09-C-4222).
As part of its six-year strategic plan [PDF], the U.S. Naval Engineering Facilities Command (NAVFAC) has undertaken a comprehensive effort to improve the Navy’s compliance with environmental regulations at ashore facilties. In coordination with the Commmander Navy Installations Command (CNIC), Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics (OPNAV N4), and the Fleet Readiness Enterprise, NAVFAC is implementing an integrated Navy model for all ashore environmental compliance and product/service delivery.
As part of this effort, NAVFAC has recently awarded contracts to consulting companies to support its environmental compliance work. DID has more on these NAVFAC contracts…
The U.S. Army is paying J. Kokolakis Contracting in Bohemia, NY, $103.7 million to relocate the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School from Fort Monmouth, NJ, to West Point, NY. The firm-fixed-price contract (W912DS-09-C-0012) is for the design and construction of the prep school’s new facilities in New York, which the company expects to complete by April 7/12. For the contract, 60 bids were solicited with 6 bids received by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, New York District.
West Point Prep, as it is called, was established in 1946 to provide academic, military and physical instruction in a moral-ethical military school environment in order to prepare and motivate candidates for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Under the contract, J. Kokolakis will design and build the following facilities: academic and administrative space, dining facility, student barracks, athletic facilities, athletic fields, and parking areas. Supporting facilities include mechanical, electrical service, exterior lighting, fire protection and alarm systems, anti-terrorism measures (laminate glass, rated exterior doors, vehicular site restrictive features, and setbacks), telecommunications and building information systems, water storage tank, surface parking areas, exterior building signage and site improvements. The contractor will be required to demolition 6 existing buildings on the site.