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Defense Contracts – February 25, 2013

The DEFENSE  CONTRACTS today were awarded to the following companies.

 

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Protective Products Enterprises Inc. (PPE), Sunrise, Fla., was issued a modification exercising the first option year on contract SPM1C1-12-D-1026/P00009.  The modification is a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $79,528,733 for improved outer tactical vests and components.  Location of performance is in Florida with a Feb. 27, 2014 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army and Air Force.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 through fiscal 2014 Defense Working Capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Air Wilmington, Inc.*, Wilmington, N.C., was awarded contract SP0600-13-D-0051.  The award is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract with a maximum $9,410,542 for jet fuel.  Location of performance is in North Carolina with a March 31, 2017 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.  There was one proposal solicited with one response.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 through fiscal 2017 Defense Working Capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Capps Shoe Co.*, Lynchburg, Va., was awarded contract SPM1C1-12-D-1030.  The award is a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $6,873,060 for men’s poromeric shoes.  Location of performance is Virginia with a Feb. 27, 2014 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army and Marine Corps.  There was one response to the Bidders List solicitation.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 Defense Working Capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

AIR FORCE

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $71,202,469 contract modification (FA8620-10-C-4000, P00023) for Global Hawk block load/sustaining enginering and production acceptance infrastructure.  The location of performance is San Diego, Calif.  Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2014.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2011.  The contracting activity is AFLCMC/WIGK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Innovative Scientific Solutions Inc., Dayton, Ohio, is being awarded a $44,560,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (FA8650-13-D-2343 with Task Order 00001) for advanced propulsion concepts and cycles program.  The location of performance is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  Work is expected to be completed by Feb. 25, 2021.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013.  The contracting activity is AFRL/RQKPB, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $9,617,731 modification to a cooperative agreement (HR0011-11-2-0007).  This work is part of the autonomous diagnostics to enable prevention and therapeutics (ADEPT) program, which seeks an advanced instrument-free analytical platform capable of performing a wide range of nucleic acid amplification tests at low cost anywhere and with little or no user training.  Work will be performed in Seattle (50.1 percent); Bothell, Wash. (17.6 percent) and Niskayuna, N.Y. (32.3 percent).  The work is expected to be completed by August 2014.  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

NAVY

Northrop Grumman Maritime Systems Corp., Charlottesville, Va., is being awarded a $6,724,859 firm-fixed-price contract for design, production, and testing of integrated bridge navigation systems equipment for the DDG 51 modernization program, which is a comprehensive plan to modernize each ship in the ship class at the approximate midlife point (17½ years).  The grated Bridge Navigation System is a key upgrade in the hull, mechanical and electrical modernization package for the in-service ships.  The program includes up to three new ships per year through fiscal year 2017.  The new construction program is required to deliver grated bridge navigation systems to the respective shipyards as government-furnished equipment.  Work will be performed in Charlottesville, Va., and is expected to be completed by June 2014.  Funding in the amount of $6,724,859 will be obligated at time of award.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via Federal Business Opportunities with one offer received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-13-C-4205).

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