Wyle Laboratories in Huntsville, AL received a $38.6 million contract to research, test, develop and deliver concept recommendations, architecture analysis, ontological models reports, prototype development assessments, prototypes, security models and research discovery/recommendations for the Persistent Virtual Warfighting Environment Project.
The US Marine Corps is buying dogs that can detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) for deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. The USMC Regional Contracting Office National Capitol Region in Quantico, VA awarded an $8.7 million firm-fixed price contract to K2 Solutions in Southern Pines, NC for the purchase of 112 trained and certified IED detector dogs. The contract also covers maintaining a pool of 247 dogs as well as training for the dogs and handlers.
The contract includes kenneling of the dogs, including feeding and medical care during the period of performance; team integration training for 4 weeks at a training venue designated by the USMC, currently Twenty-Nine Palms in California; and contractor field support services to assist the USMC after deployment.
The contract has an option for the procurement of replacement dogs, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $8.8 million. K2 will perform the work at Southern Pines and Twenty-Nine Palms and expects to complete it by Aug 4/10. The contract was competitively procured via a request for proposals, with 3 proposals solicited and received by the USMC Regional Contracting Office National Capitol Region (M00264-09-C-0028).
Small business qualifier Basic Contracting Services in Artesia, NM won a maximum $15.3 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for armed security guard services, including harbor patrols, for Naval Magazine Indian Island.
Naval Magazine Indian Island’s mission is to provide ordnance logistics support to the Pacific Fleet and the joint services. The facility comprises the entirety of the 2,716-acre Indian Island located on the northeast corner of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.
Basic Contracting Services will provide armed entry control point security, fixed post security, roving land patrols, and harbor patrols. The contract, which expires in September 2014, was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 10 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest in Silverdale, WA (N44255-09-D-5000).