US GAO releases 2010 Assessments of Selected Weapons Programs – about 70. The summary is finally up, and there is a lot of reading after that. Note that the GAO sets the bar higher for system development readiness – TRL(Technology Readiness Level) 7, not the Pentagon’s TRL 6.
The US Navy Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk’s Philadelphia Office awarded 3 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity multiple-award contract to provide accounting and financial management service to the Navy Office of Financial Operations.
The contracts will assist the office in implementing the Department of the Navy’s financial improvement program, which is design to improve the efficiency of the US Navy’s and USMC’s business processes and systems.
These contracts include a base ordering period with 4 one-year option periods. The maximum total value of all 3 contracts is $569.1 million.
$442 million in follow-on US military pharma contracts. (March 31/10)
Troops require medication of all kinds as a way of managing chronic conditions, handling the wear and ills that are a constant risk on military deployments, etc. Unsurprisingly, militaries tend to buy in bulk, often through middle-men offering wholesale margins on a wide variety of treatments.
In 2007, US DoD issued $3 billion in contracts for bulk pharmaceutical purchases, many of which are option periods from an original award…
The US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded 7 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contracts for wet utilities construction at various US Navy facilities in the US Southwest.
The maximum dollar value, including the base period and 4 option years, for all 7 contracts combined is $300 million.
Wet utilities construction involves work, additions, alteration, and repair of water, steam, and sewer networks. The 7 winners of the construction contracts are…
The US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic awarded TEC-AECOM Joint Venture in Charlottesville, VA an indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract, worth a maximum of $40 million, for environmental planning and engineering services at various US Navy and US Marine Corps facilities and other US government facilities worldwide.
Part of the work will include environmental and engineering services for proposed infrastructure projects at US Navy homeports.
The US Navy operates 18 homeports around the world: Annapolis, MD; Baltimore, MD; Bangor, WA; Bremerton, WA; Everett, WA; Gaeta, Italy; Groton, CT; Guam; Kings Bay, GA; Little Creek, VA; Manama, Bahrain; Mayport, FL; Newport News, VA; Norfolk, VA; Pearl Harbor, HI; San Diego, CA; Sasebo, Japan; and Yokosuka, Japan.
Nowadays, any US military infrastructure project requires reams of environmental impact documents, and TEC-AECOM will assist NAVFAC in preparing those documents.
The USA’s Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA recently issued 2 contracts for patient monitoring and radiology systems on behalf of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Federal civilian agencies.
Date of performance completion for both contracts is March 29/07.
The maximum value of the 2 contracts is $89.2 million, and the winners are:
TV taught us what a “Mobile Army Surgical Hospital” was, but a “Mobile Parts Hospital”? Like a MASH unit that can go wherever it is needed, the MPH is designed as a front line resource for patching things up – but it is for machines, not men. Since their initial deployment in 2003, the MPHs have fabricated more than 100,000 replacement parts, replacement components, and special tools.
As Maj. Andris Ikstrums, 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade support operations officer, puts it:
Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWAR) Center Atlantic, Charleston, SC awarded a a $39 million modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to L-3 Services in Mount Laurel, NJ for integrated engineering support services for US Navy C4ISR and C2 systems.
This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $269 million.