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Defense Contracts – May 01, 2013

The DEFENSE CONTRACTS today were awarded to the following companies:

AIR FORCE

            FlightSafety Services Corp., Centennial, Colo., was awarded a $78,369,818 fixed-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract for engineering, manufacturing and development of the KC-46 aircrew training system, including delivery of courseware and simulator-based training systems.  The initial obligation will be $1,000,000.  The remaining amount will be incrementally funded.  This contract contains options for production, training, operations and sustainment that if exercised will increase the value of the contract.  Work will be performed at Broken Arrow, Okla., and St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed by 2026 if all options are exercised.  This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and five offers were received.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2012.  The contracting activity is Simulators Division Contracting, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WNSK (FA8621-13-C-6247).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

            SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., has been awarded a maximum $32,509,814 requirements-type, cost-reimbursement contract with a three year base and two one-year option periods for the generalized emulation of microcircuits production program for Federal Supply Class 5962 providing full-scale production of micro-electronic devices that meet the form, fit, function, and interface of original devices that have become obsolete.  The award is a result of a sole source acquisition.  Locations of performance are California and New Jersey, with an April 29, 2016 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.  Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2013 Operation and Maintenance Price Comparability.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio; SPM7MX-13-D-0081.

NAVY

            General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS), Bloomington, Minn., is being awarded a $31,469,985 five-year performance based logistics requirements contract to provide support for six mission computers that are used on F/A 18 E/F, EA-18G, and AV-8B aircraft.  These items are considered mission critical to operations of these aircraft.  The work will be performed in Bloomington, Minn., and work is expected to be completed by April 2018.  Fiscal 2013 Navy Working Capital funds in the amount of $2,855,007 will be obligated at the time of award, and will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year.  This is an urgent requirement and only GDAIS was solicited in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1.  The Naval Supply Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00383-13-D-051G).

Global, A 1st Flagship Co., Irvine, Calif., is being awarded a $6,958,433 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide services, day-to-day operational support, administration, operation, alteration and maintenance/repair of vessels assigned to Naval Sea Systems Command Inactive Ship On-Site Maintenance Office Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  This includes receipt, inspection, survey, maintenance, and disposal of naval vessels.  The contract contains four options, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to $32,423,737.  Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (95 percent) and San Diego, Calif., (5 percent), and is expected to be completed May 31, 2014.  If all options are exercised, work will continue through May 31, 2018.  Fiscal year 2013 and 2014 Navy Operations and Maintenance in the amount of $6,958,433 funding, will be obligated at the time of the award, of which $2,319,477 will expire before the end of the current fiscal year.  The contract was competitively procured through Federal Business Opportunities as 100 percent small business set aside, with five offers received in response to the solicitation.  NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Contracting Dept., Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

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