The US Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) in Brooks City-Base, TX awarded indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contracts worth up to $350 million to 7 small business qualifiers to provide environmental restoration and remediation support.
The awards are under the Environmental, Construction and Operations & Services 2009 (ECOS09) contract vehicle, which is a tool for AFCEE to provide US government customers’ access to competent small business contractors to satisfy their construction and environmental operations and services needs.
The American Aerospace Industries Association and UK’s A|D|S recently announced new global standards for trading partner and electronic collaboration agreements between prime contractors and suppliers. It’s a small step toward a broader AIA vision, which includes a full portfolio of eBusiness related initiatives ranging from recommended standards and frameworks, to candidates, to initiatives being monitored by AIA.
The goal of having all key participants and trading partners “able to exchange information relative to product design, business relationships, transactions, and product support across an information backbone which is open and accessible to all.” is not unique to the aerospace industry. As the Internet boom and bubble accelerated, one of its main hopes was pinned on the emergence of industry trading portals that would create one set of connection standards/APIs, instead of high-cost, high-maintenance individual EDI links between firms. These portals failed for a variety of reasons, leaving much looser sets of industry initiatives and vendor-specific solutions to pick up the slack.
Globalization hit the defense and aerospace sectors later than others, given the national strategic importance of armaments industries. It’s definitely making itself felt on an array of fronts, however, which raises the importance of corresponding eBusiness frameworks. The F-35 program’s “digital thread” is a harbinger of wider things to come. In the case of the recent GTPA and GECA agreements…
Stanley in Arlington, VA received a 5-year, firm-fixed-price task order valued at $49 million, if all options are exercised, from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide cyber security for the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Global Information Grid (GIG).
The contract is being awared under Stanley’s Encore II indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity prime contract. Encore II contracts support users in the US military services and agencies as they transition from legacy systems to Net-Centric Enterprise Services. In July 2008, Stanley acquired Oberon Associates, one of the small business winners of an Encore II contract.
The GIG represents a globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities and processes for collecting, processing, and managing information for US troops, policymakers, and support personnel…
Atlantic Marine Mayport in Jacksonville, FL received a $10 million firm-fixed-price contract for repair work onboard the USS Robert G. Bradley [FFG-49], an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate. This contract includes 8 options which, if exercised, would bring its cumulative value to $12 million.
This contract is for the drydock selected restricted availability of USS Robert G. Bradley to include drydock and topside maintenance repair work…