The UK Ministry of Defence has signed a GBP 369.5 million (about $615 million), 10-year contract with BAE Systems Insyte to support and maintain the Royal Navy’s light Sting Ray and heavy Spearfish torpedoes. The availability-based Torpedoes Capability Contract consolidates 11 separate contracts into one, and will see BAE Systems and the MOD’s DE&S Weapons Operating Centre working together as “Team Torpedoes.” It covers all aspects of support and maintenance, as well as Spearfish development and upgrade work. BAE says that they expect this partnering approach to lead to savings of about GBP 65 million, or 20% over the traditional support approach.
The TCC agreement will directly secure around 120 posts at BAES Insyte in Portsmouth, as well as subcontractors who will receive about 33% of the contract’s total value. Sub-contractors and torpedo details follow:
US Defense Security Cooperation Agency requests can take a notoriously long time to turn into orders, but this article covers a pair of dedicated DSCA requests made over the last 2 years, including the latest $500+ million request with an interesting addendum.
Lake Ponchartrain and New Orleans (shaded area) (click to view larger)
Tetra Tech EC in Norcross, GA won a $33.3 million, 18-month firm-fixed-price contract to build a hurricane risk reduction floodwall and five floodgates in the Lake Ponchartrain area of New Orleans, LA.
Under the contract, Tetra-Tech EC will demolish and rebuild a floodwall and gates, drive piling, build earthwork to upgrade levees that reach from the 17th Street Canal to Topaz Street along the lakefront, and upgrade roadwork and utility installations. Bids were solicited on the web with 4 bids received by the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Hurricane Protection Office in New Orleans (W912P8-09-C-0077).
Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans in 2005, had a major impact on Lake Ponchartrain…
American Systems Corporation in Chantilly, VA, won a $14.5 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract with a cost-plus-fixed-fee pricing arrangement to provide security engineering services to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) for secure computer and network operations. The contract contains 4 options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $24 million.
American Systems will performed the work at its facility in San Diego (15%) and at government ship and shore facilities worldwide (85%). The period of performance of the base award is from Aug 7/09 through Aug 6/14. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the FedBizOpps website (under solicitation N66001-09-R-0014), and posted to the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with 4 offers received by SSC Pacific (N66001-09-D-0014).
The contract will encompass an array of security engineering, technical, managerial and logistics support, certification and accreditation, and information assurance (IA) related taskings…
Consigli Construction Co. in Milford, MA won a $19.3 million firm-fixed-price task order #0002 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-08-D-2112) to build a fitness center at US Naval Station Newport. Consigli will build a new facility to replace the existing gymnasium located in Building #109 and the existing fitness-plus facility located in Building #355. Buildings #109 and #355 will be demolished as part of this contract.
In addition, Consigli will build a lighted softball field and a 3-court tennis facility, and install field lighting to the existing track/soccer/football field. Construction of the softball field will require demolition of Building #144. Site work and other incidental related work is also included in this contract. Anti-terrorism Force Protection and sustainable design principles will be integrated into the design and construction.
Consigli expects to complete construction by August 2011. The contract also contains 1 unexercised option, which if exercised would increase the cumulative contract value to $20.5 milloin. 5 proposals were received for this task order by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, VA.