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Defense Contracts – February 15, 2013

The DEFENSE CONTRACTS were awarded to the following companies. Congratulations!


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Laurel, Md., is being awarded a five-year, sole source, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, task order contract (N00024-13-D-6400) for research, development, engineering, and test and evaluation for programs throughout the Department of Defense (DoD).  The maximum ceiling amount is $2,296,583,964 for up to 11,964,743 staff hours of research and development in the core competency areas approved for JHU/APL by DoD which include: strategic systems test and evaluation; submarine security and survivability; space science and engineering; combat systems and guided missiles; theater air defense and power projection; and information technology (C4ISR/IO); simulation, modeling, and operations analysis.  This contract includes an option for an additional five years, which requires separate review and approval by assistant secretary of the Navy (research development and acquisition) and assistant secretary of defense (research and evaluation), which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative maximum ceiling value of the contract to $4,904,853,263 for up to 23,929,486 staff hours.  Work will be performed in Laurel, Md., and is expected to be completed by September 2017.  Funds are obligated on individual task orders for efforts that fall within the core competency areas.  No funds are guaranteed by the award of this contract; this contracting action merely establishes a potential ceiling value.  Funds from program offices throughout the DoD may be obligated on individual task orders for efforts that fall within the core competency areas.  The contract was a sole source pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c) (3), as implemented in FAR 6.302-3.  Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-13-D-6400) on behalf of the DoD.

Huntington Ingalls Inc. (HII), Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $32,000,000 modification to existing delivery order no. 4T14 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-10-G-4305) for collision damage repairs to the USS Montpelier.  HII will provide expert inspection, repair and material support services for this effort.  Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by July 2013.  Fiscal 2013 Operations and Maintenance, Navy funding in the amount of $12,000,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Newport News, Va., is the contracting activity.

Navmar Applied Sciences Corp., Warminster, Pa., is being awarded a $31,284,013 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for continued sustainment and establishment of Copperhead Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) detachments.  This includes the procurement of the 42 TigerShark Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Block III platforms, and up to four ground control stations and associated spares as well as continental United States and outside the continental United States personnel support.  Work will be performed in Afghanistan (90 percent), and the Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2014.  Fiscal 2012 and 2013 contract funds in the amount of $22,677,399 will be obligated at time of award, of which $4,677,399 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-2.  The Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-13-C-0125).

Structural Associates Inc.*, East Syracuse, N.Y., is being awarded a $27,453,350 firm-fixed-priced contract for replacement of fuel storage facilities and distribution system at San Clemente Island.  The work includes the construction of three bulk fuel storage tanks and one defuel tank, a pump station with emergency generator at the existing fuel pier, pipeline, and a combined pump house/fuel building at the bulk fuel farm.  Work also provides for construction of a photovoltaic roof system.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by March 2015.  Fiscal 2009 contract funds in the amount of $27,453,350 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured as a small business set-aside via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with three proposals received.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62473-13-C-4213).


ACENT Laboratories L.L.C., Long Island, N.Y., (FA8650-13-D-2331) is being awarded a $48,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for Enhanced Operability Scramjet Technology.  The locations of the performance are Manorville, N.Y.; Sacramento, Calif.; Elkton, Md.; Laurel, Md.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Dayton, Ohio.  Work is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2020.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012.  The contracting activity is Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, Colo., (FA8807-10-C-0001, P00086) is being awarded a $26,300,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-award-fee modification contract for GPS operator control station minimized crew manning to reduce crew size from eight to four personnel.  The location of performance is Aurora, Colo.  Work is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2015.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013.  The contracting activity is Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.


CACI Inc. – Federal, Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $10,557,263 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (HC1028-08-D-2016-9R01) for on-site operational support to the mission systems of the office of the under secretary of defense (comptroller) in the areas relating to system maintenance, system conversion and migration, report generation and documentation, training and guidance on the comptroller mission systems as well as service desk and network operations.  This contract supports the department’s IT consolidation efficiency initiative.  This is the third option of a five-year contract period.  Work will be performed in Chantilly, Va., and is expected to be completed Feb. 15, 2014.  Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Contract Services Directorate is the contracting activity.

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