Weston Solutions in Houston, TX won an $82.7 million contract for levee work in the Houston-Galveston navigation channel. Weston will undertake levee repairs, levee raisings, and shore protection to placement areas used for the Houston-Galveston navigation channel. The placement area includes the following: Lost Lake, Peggy Lake, Alexander Island, Spilman Island, Atkinson Island, Mid Bay, and Redfish Island.
Weston will perform the work in Harris and Chambers Counties, TX with an estimated completion date of Sept 30/11. 4 bids were solicited with 3 bids received by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston (W912BV-08-D-2012). Other firms that were eligible to bid for the project were Environmental Chemical, Kellogg Brown & Root Services, and Kiewit Texas Construction.
W. M. Jordan in Newport News, VA received a $14.6 million modification to a firm-fixed price contract (N40085-08-C-9684) to exercise option 0002 for installation of collateral equipment for the Special Operations Forces Facility (SOF) and SOF Operational Training Facility at Naval Air Station Oceana, Dam Neck Annex. Under the option, the company will install furniture and furnishings in accordance with the drawings and specifications in the furniture, fixtures and equipment package.
Under the original contract, W. M. Jordan was tasked with building a 2-story SOF P899 operations facility, a single-story addition to the 2nd floor of Building 368, a 1-story P768 SOF operational training facility, and a single-story addition to Building 310.
W. M. Jordan expects to complete construction by August 2010. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, VA manages the contract.
The Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) in Ft Belvoir, VA, has awarded up to $904 million in fuel contracts to 7 firms.
The fixed price with economic price adjustment contracts are for aviation and other types of fuel for delivery in the USA as well as Pakistan and Afghanistan. DESC is part of the US Defense Logistics Agency.
Jacobs Technology in Tullahoma, TN received a $98.1 million indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract modification to provide Technical, Engineering and Acquisition Support (TEAS) at Eglin Air Force Base, FL and various tenant organizations. The Air Armaments Center (AAC) at Eglin manages the contract (FA9200-07-C-0006 P00031).
At the time of original contract award in December 2006, the contract had a potential value of $495 million over a 5-year period. This modification is the exercise of the 3rd 1-year option on the contract.
Under the TEAS program, Jacobs provides support for a number of test and evaluation (T&E) programs at Eglin…
RLF & Sherlock, Smith & Adams Joint Venture in Winter Park, FL (N62470-09-D-9042); Smith Group & URS Group Joint Venture in Washington, DC (N62470-09-D-9043); and HDR Architecture in Alexandria, VA (N62470-09-D-9044) won indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts for design services for medical facility projects located throughout the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) area of responsibility worldwide. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and 4 option years, for all 3 contracts is $100 million.
Work will be performed at various US Navy and US Marine Corps medical facilities and other government facilities. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with 19 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic in Norfolk, VA.
The 3 contractors will compete for a variety of design service work…
Clark Construction Group in Bethesda, MD won a $230.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to construct a 526,255-gross-square-foot replacement facility for the US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) in the Edgewood area of Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
Supporting structures include medical gas utilities (O2, CO2, LN2, N2), conventional utilities (water, sewer, gas, central district chilled water, steam), electrical services (including emergency power generation), paving, walks, parking, fencing, storm drainage, communication and information systems, fire protection and alarm systems, and site improvements that include landscaping and new access drives.
USAMRICD is the US Department of Defense’s lead laboratory for the development of medical countermeasures against chemical weapons…
ManTech International received the follow-on contract for the Analytic Space (A-Space) program from the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). A-Space, which was developed by ManTech, is a collaborative workspace for analysts from 16 different intelligence agencies. The contract is valued at $11 million with a base year and 2 option years and includes Jive Software, NavStar, and SAIC as team members.
A-Space is a joint initiative of DIA and the US Director of National Intelligence (DNI) designed to give analysts secure access to text, graphics, imagery and video intelligence spanning multiple classifications with appropriate security controls. The application, which is similar to Web 2.0 social networking programs, now has over 10,000 users within the intelligence community.
The use of a Web 2.0-like application enables the intelligence community to break down long-standing barriers to sharing information…
Berschauer Phillips Construction in Olympia, WA won a $32.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of the Everett-Seattle Armed Forces Reserve Center in Marysville, WA. Berschauer Phillips expects to complete construction by June 30/11. Bids were solicited on the web with 8 bids received by the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Louisville District in Louisville, KY (W912QR-090-C-0060).
Berschauer Phillips will build a 1,200 member Everett-Seattle Armed Forces Reserve Center consisting of a 160,000-square-foot training center and a 20,000-square-foot vehicle maintenance shop. The buildings will have reinforced concrete foundations, concrete floor slabs, mechanical systems, and electrical systems. Supporting facilities will include site preparation, paving, fencing, and extension of utilities.
Valero Marketing and Supply in San Antonio, TX won a maximum $230.5 million fixed-price-with-economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for aviation fuel. The other location of performance besides San Antonio is Benicia, CA.
The original proposal was Web solicited with 19 responses received by the Defense Energy Support Center at Fort Belvoir, VA (SP0600-09-D-0498). The date of performance completion is Oct 30/10.
Indian media report that India and Russia will sign a contract for 5 more Russian Kamov-31 airborne early warning helicopters, after India’s Cabinet Committee of Security (CCS) cleared the purchase on Aug 4/09. The rumored cost is INR 9.5 billion (about $195-200 million), but that remains to be finalized in negotiations. Note that transparency is often low with Russian contracts, and India has often found that the final price differs from any negotiated deal with Russian firms.
The Indian Navy currently operates 9 Ka-31s, deploying them on its remaining aircraft carrier INS Viraat, its 3 Talwar class guided missile frigates, and key shore facilities. The aircraft’s belly-mounted NIIRT E-801M Oko (Eye) radar folds down and begins rotating once deployed, and can track 30-40 targets over a much larger horizon that ships’ radars – about 200 km for ships, and 100-200 km for fighter aircraft sized targets. This makes it an important complement for naval task forces whose ships are too small to operate a full fixed-wing AEW aircraft like America’s E-2 Hawkeyes; Britain’s Sea King ASaC Mk7 helicopters serve a similar role. domain-b | The Hindu | Indian Express | The Times of India loks at India’s broad helicopter plans.