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In today’s competitive marketplace, shopping around for the best deal is the norm. Thrifty shopping is facilitated through modern technology, where price comparisons are just a click away. From individual consumers to corporations,  there can be great financial benefits in shopping around and looking at several offers before pulling the trigger on a purchase. The U.S. government should not be exempted from this frugality, and neither should the military.

Since 2010, The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which facilitates the purchase of various goods and service for federal government agencies, has implemented a program to generate competition when agencies buy office supplies. This competition among the vendors drives down the costs and reduces wasteful spending.

The GSA’s program requires vendors who want to do business with the government to reveal their pricing to both the government buyer and their competition. The ability for vendors to see their competitors’ pricing allows them to lower theirs, saving the government money. It also prevents over-spending on the part of government buyers who, in the past, have sometimes paid more than four times the amount for one product over another.

The pricing bids and purchase receipts are sent to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which review the purchases made, comparing them to the actual bids. This procedure works as a check/balance system, protecting the government from charges of favoritism or misconduct. It also keeps the playing field level for all vendors hoping to participate in government contracts.

The GAO has urged the Pentagon to do more to safeguard against waste. The GAO contends that promoting competitive contracts, through programs like the GSA’s, can help save the government money, curb fraud, and promote accountability.

Recently, the U.S. Army decided not to seek bids for the contract to purchase 100 new helicopters. Instead, the Army chose to offer the contract to Airbus for 100 Lakota UH-72 helicopters. While the Army has its reasons for granting the contract the way they did, one of which was customer satisfaction with Airbus, the GAO and many other vendors from the helicopter industry were surprised with the decision.

In reality, the lack of competition favors the larger companies by excluding offers from small and  medium sized businesses.

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By Debbie Gregory


FOR RELEASE AT
5 p.m. ET
No. CR-037-14
February 26, 2014

CONTRACTS
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
BAE Systems, Aerospace & Defense Group, Phoenix, Ariz., has been awarded a maximum $79,972,510 modification (P00102) exercising the second option year on a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-12-D-1027) with three one-year option periods for improved outer tactical vests and individual repair kits.  This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Locations of performance are Arizona and Pennsylvania with a Feb. 27, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army and Air Force.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Tennier Industries*, Boca Raton, Fla., has been awarded a maximum $15,709,270 modification (P00008) exercising the first option year on a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-13-D-1028) with two one-year option periods for extreme cold wet weather trousers.  This is a firm-fixed-price contract.  Locations of performance are Florida, Pennsylvania, and Georgia with a Feb. 28, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military service is Army.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
CORRECTION:  The contract awarded Feb. 25, 2014 to Zodiac Aerospace, Alpharetta, Ga.,  should have read the amount as $7,029,909 and the contract number as SPRPA1-14-C-003W
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EDUCATION ACTIVITY
Lincoln Public Schools was awarded a $12,016,371 firm-fixed price contract modification exercising the second of four option periods of service contract number HEVAS6-12-C-0001.  The contract is for comprehensive education program services, grades pre-kindergarten through eight servicing eligible dependent children of Department of Defense personnel residing on Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.  The period of performance for this option is March 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenancce funding were obligated.  The contracting activity is the DoDEA/Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools, Peachtree City, Ga.
Caesar Rodney School District was awarded an $8,191,180 firm-fixed price contract modification exercising the first of four option periods of service contract number HEVAS6-13-C-0001.  The contract is for comprehensive education program services, grades kindergarten through 12 servicing eligible dependent children of Department of Defense personnel residing on Dover Air Force Base, Del.  The period of performance for this option is March 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenancce funding were obligated.  The contracting activity for this action is DoDEA/Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools, Peachtree City, Ga.
NAVY
Harris Corp., Palm Bay, Fla., is being awarded an $11,164,184 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00039-13-C-0001) for Commercial Broadband Satellite Program Force Level Variant (FLV) terminal systems.  The Commercial Broadband Satellite Program FLV terminal system is used to provide the Navy with terminal-to-shore, space and terrestrial connectivity to significantly increase throughput of data; improve satellite communications reliability; and provide redundancy for military satellite communications.  The FLV terminal systems are deployed on CVN, LPD-17 class and T-AHs ships.  This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $37,497,686.  Work will be performed in Palm Bay, Fla., and is expected to be completed by February 2015.  If all options are exercised work could continue until February 2018.  Fiscal 2012 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy and fiscal 2013 and 2014 other procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $11,164,184 will be obligated at the time of award.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.
Environmental Management Inc.*, Idaho Falls, Idaho, is being awarded a $21,486,839 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N40085-10-D-0213) to exercise option four for facilities maintenance and heavy equipment repair services at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River, and other outlying areas in eastern North Carolina.  The work to be performed provides for all labor, supervision, management, tools, materials, equipment, facilities, transportation, incidental engineering, and other items necessary.  The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $108,929,969.  Work will be performed in Jacksonville, N.C., and work is expected to be completed March 2015.  Fiscal 2014 operation and maintenance, Marine Corps contract funds in the amount of $18,673,268 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.
CORRECTION:   The contract awarded Dec. 20, 2013 to J. Walter Thompson, Atlanta, Ga., (M00264-14-D-0002) should have read the amount as $169,999,999.  Task order 0001 should have read the amount was not-to-exceed $77,433,499.
AIR FORCE
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $10,185,912 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00017) for an existing contract (FA8682-12-C-0006) for Joint Air-to-Surface Strategic Missile anti-jam GPS receiver – Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module Version 3 (JAGR-S V3) for development of the JAGR-S V3 and options for V3 Qualification Failure Review Board (FRB), V3 Flight Test FRB, and for the Transit Case Assembly.  Work will be performed at Orlando, Fla., and Troy, Ala., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2016.  Fiscal 2014 missile procurement funds in the amount of $10,185,912 will be obligated at time of award. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/EBJK, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity.
*Small Business
http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=5231


FOR RELEASE AT
5 p.m. ET
No. CR-036-14
February 25, 2014

CONTRACTS
NAVY
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $2,070,439,240 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0112) to exercise the options for the procurement of 16 P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft full rate production Lot I aircraft and 16 Ancillary Mission Equipment kits for the U.S. Navy.  Work will be performed in Seattle, Wash. (78.4 percent); Baltimore, Md. (4.7 percent); Greenlawn, N.Y. (2.4 percent); Cambridge, United Kingdom (1.6 percent); Rockford, Ill. (1.1 percent); North Amityville, N.Y. (1 percent), and miscellaneous locations throughout the continental United States (10.8 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2017.  Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $2,070,439,240 will be obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Seaward Services Inc., New Albany, Ind., is being awarded a $26,654,889 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract incorporating firm-fixed price and cost-plus-fixed-fee provisions for the provision of vessels, supplies, equipment and services in support of the South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility (SFOMF) in Dania Beach, Fla.  SFOMF offers land, sea, and air test environments for use by government, private industry, and educational/institutional communities.  This contract will provide materials, supplies, equipment, vessels, and services needed to efficiently and effectively operate and maintain the facility.  Data acquisition systems, offshore test range(s), underwater systems, boats, vehicles, and associated material and weight handling equipment used for testing.  Work will be performed in Dania Beach, Fla., and is expected to complete by September 2019.  Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy funding in the amount of $95,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N65540-14-D-0008).
ARMY
Action Manufacturing Co., Bristol, Pa. was awarded an $83,200,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (U.K.) for approximately 1,100,000 M739A1 point detonating/delay artillery fuses and 100,000 safe and arm module assemblies for the 155mm M825A1 white phosphorous smoke projectile.  Funding and performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 25, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received.  Army Contracting Command, Picatinny, Arsenal, N.J. is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-D-0003).
Treviicos South, Inc., Charlestown, Mass., was awarded a$ 44,261,913 firm-fixed-price contract for the Bolivar Seepage Barrier, Bolivar, Ohio, for a partial-depth and partial-length seepage barrier through the upstream slope of Bolivar Dam.  Fiscal 2013 other procurement funds in the amount of $5,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is May 28, 2018. Bids were solicited via the Internet with seven received. Work will be performed in Bolivar, Ohio. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, W. Va. is the contracting activity (W91237-14-C-0003).
Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., Sacramento, Calif., was awarded a $12,566,969 firm-fixed-price contract for sole-source procurement of 114 Hawk rocket motors for Jordan and 186 for Egypt. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $12,566,969 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Oct. 1, 2015.  Work will be performed in Sacramento, Calif.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-14-C-0075).
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Protective Products Enterprises Inc., Sunrise, Fla., has been awarded a maximum $76,661,994 modification (P00102) exercising the second option year on a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-12-D-1026) with three one-year option periods for improved outer tactical vests and components.  This is a firm-fixed-price contract.  Location of performance is Florida with a Feb. 27, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army and Air Force.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Steris Corp., Mentor, Ohio, has been awarded a maximum $27,381,687 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for commercial electronic catalog.  This contract is a competitive acquisition, and 32 offers were received.  This is a five-year base contract.  Location of performance is Ohio with a Feb. 18, 2019 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM2DH-14-D-8206).
Willbros Government Services LLC, Tulsa, Okla., has been awarded a maximum $9,379,740 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor-owned/contractor-operated fuels management services.  This contract is a competitive acquisition, and four offers were received.  This is a five-year base contract with three five-year option periods.  Locations of performance are Oklahoma and Louisiana with a March 31, 2019 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2018 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-14-C-5406).
Zodiac Aerospace*, Alpharetta, Ga., has been awarded a maximum $7,063,300 firm-fixed-price contract for aircraft recorders and cartridges.  This contract is a sole-source acquisition.  This is a 24-month base contract with no option periods.  Location of performance is Georgia with a Feb. 29, 2016 performance completion date.  Using military services are Navy and Air Force.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 Army and Air Force working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPRPA1-14-C-W008).
Todd’s Quality Tomatoes*, Sanford, Fla., has been awarded a maximum $7,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-quantity contract for full line fresh fruit and vegetable support.  This contract is a competitive acquisition, and three offers were received.  This is an 18-month base contract with two 18-month option periods.  Location of performance is Florida with an Aug. 24, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Department of Agriculture school customers.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPE300-14-D-P243).
AIR FORCE
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Marietta, Ga., has been awarded a $12,190,077 modification (P00209) on an existing firm-fixed-price contract (FA8625-11-C-6597) to provide HC/MC-130J unique spare parts.  This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.  Work will be performed at Marietta, Ga., and is expected to be completed by Feb. 16, 2016.  Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $12,190,077 will be obligated at time of award.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WISK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
*Small Business
http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=5230


FOR RELEASE AT
5 p.m. ET
No. CR-035-14
February 24, 2014

CONTRACTS
NAVY
General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $36,137,340 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-4311) to provide a Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department (NRMD).  Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will provide NRMD tasks in support of operational nuclear submarines at the Naval Submarine Support Facility, Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn.  The contract will require project management, technical analysis, engineering and planning, training, inspection and nuclear services to accomplish intermediate-level nuclear submarine maintenance, modernization, and repairs in support of operational nuclear submarines, including maintaining and modernizing Government-owned facilities and equipment and providing off-hull support of submarine maintenance.  Work will be performed in New London, Conn., and is expected to be completed by March 2015.  Fiscal 2014 operations & maintenance, Navy contract funds in the amount of $25,000,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
NRG Energy, Inc.*, Princeton, N.J. (N62583-10-D-0326); Chevron Energy Solutions Co., San Francisco, Calif. (N62583-10-D-0327); Solarstar California XV, LLC, Richmond, Calif. (N62583-10-D-0328); Sun Edison LLC*, Beltsville, Md. (N62583-10-D-0329); and SunDurance Energy, LLC*, Edison, N.J. (N62583-10-D-0330), are each being awarded option year four under a previously awarded indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery, firm-fixed-price multiple award contract for the purchase of renewable electrical power through power purchase agreements at Naval and Marine Corps installations in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest area of responsibility (AOR).  The combined total value for all five contractors is $25,000,000.  No task orders are being awarded at this time.  The work to be performed provides the generation of electric power from renewable power systems that are constructed, owned, operated, and maintained by the contractor on Government property located within the installation boundaries.  The government will procure the power through Power Purchase Agreements.  The contract value amount after exercise of this option will be $200,000,000.  Work will be performed at various federal sites within the NAVFAC Southwest AOR including but not limited to California (80 percent) and Arizona (20 percent), and work is expected to be completed February 2015.  No funds will be obligated with this award.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $14,304,303 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7008 under a previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (N00383-11-G-003D) for various quantities of repair parts to support the H-53and V-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and work is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2016.  Fiscal 2014 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $14,304,303 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The contract was not competitively procured in accordance with FAR 6.302-1.   The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $9,430,218 for ceiling priced delivery order 7009 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-10-G-003D) for the repair of one weapon repairable assembly and four shop replaceable assemblies of the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared system used in support of the F/A-18 aircraft.  Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and work is expected to be completed by February 2016.  Fiscal 2014 Navy working capital funds in amount of $4,620,806 will be obligated at the time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).   The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.
RWT, LLC*, Provo, Utah, is being awarded $7,404,262 for firm-fixed-price task order 00120 under a previously multiple award construction contract (N62478-13-D-4004) to construct a new low pressure air compressor plant at Facility S1161 and install new low pressure air compressors at Building 641, Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam.  Work will be performed in Oahu, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by July 2015.  Fiscal 2013 military construction, Defense Agencies contract funds in the amount of $7,404,262 are being obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Seven proposals were received for this task order.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $23,485,218 modification (P00005) exercising the first option year on a one-year base contract (SPM2D0-13-D-0004) with seven one-year option periods for various pharmaceutical products.  This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Location of performance is Texas with a Feb. 26, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 war-stopper funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd., Wallingford, Conn., has been awarded a maximum $14,420,708 modification (P00001) exercising the fifth option year on a one-year base contract (SPM2D1-09-D-8329) with seven one-year option periods for radiology systems, subsystems, accessories, service, manual and repair parts.  This is a fixed-price with economic-price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Location of performance is Connecticut with a Feb. 26, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
Omega Medical Imaging., Inc.* Sanford, Fla., has been awarded a maximum $14,014,205 modification (P00101) exercising the fifth option year on a one-year base contract (SPM2D1-09-D-8336) with seven one-year option periods for radiology systems, subsystems and components. This is a fixed-price with economic adjustment contract.  Location of performance is Florida with a Feb. 24, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
FN Manufacturing, Columbia, S.C., has been awarded a maximum $7,620,000 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for cartridge receivers for the MK19 grenade launcher.  This contract is a competitive acquisition, and four offers were received.  This is a three-year base contract.  Location of performance is S.C., with a Feb. 24, 2017 performance completion date.  Using military service is Army.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 Army working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land – Warren, Warren, Mich., (SPRDL1-14-D-0022).
M&M Manufacturing, LLC,* Lajas, Puerto Rico., has been awarded a maximum $7,039,102 firm-fixed-price, total set-aside contract for men’s and women’s rip-stop airmen battle uniform coats, trousers, maternity coats and slacks. This is a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods.  Location of performance is Puerto Rico with a Feb. 23, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military service is Air Force.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPE1C1-14-D-1015).
AIR FORCE
Raytheon Company Missile Systems, Tucson Ariz., has been awarded a $20,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for support of requirements associated with performance of the AMRAAM Aircraft Integration, aircraft operational testing related activities and flight test support.  The primary objective of this effort is to provide the necessary aircraft lab, flight test, flight clearance and simulation support during all aircraft integration efforts.  Additionally, it covers the required effort to maintain or repair assets or support equipment needed for direct support to aircraft integration related efforts.  This effort includes all necessary troubleshooting, failure analysis or other activities required to understand anomalies or failures that occur during aircraft or AMRAAM missile OT related activities as well as provide needed support during these OT related activities.  Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas; Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.,; Hill AFB, Utah; Edwards AFB, Calif.;  Nellis AFB, Nev.; White Sands Missile Range, N.M.: China Lake/Point Mugu, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo.; Seattle, Wash.: Baltimore, Md., and Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by September 2019.  Fiscal 2013 and 2014 research and development funds totaling $3,062,736 will be obligated for five task orders (TO 0001 Simulation Support, TO 0002 Integration Support, TO 0003 Flight Clearances, TO 0004 Tech Support and TO 0005 Management/Financial Support) at time of award.  This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/EBA, Eglin AFB, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8675-14-D-0009).
Alliant TechSystems Operations, LLC Defense Electronic Systems Division, Clearwater, Fla., has been awarded an $8,021,810 modification (P00062) on an existing firm-fixed-price contract (FA8626-06-C-2060) for the procurement of various Common Munition Built-in-Test (BIT) Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE) system components. The contract modification provides for the exercise of an option for the purchase of additional W-17 cables (200 each), ADU 891 V/1E’s (34 each), CMBRE Plus’ (24 each), and initial spares kits (ten each) under the basic contract in support of U.S. Air Force, Navy and foreign military sales users.  Work will be performed at Clearwater, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Feb. 23, 2015.  This action relates to unclassified U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy (20 percent) support as well as unclassified FMS (80 percent) in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, India, Israel, Korea, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Singapore, and Turkey.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WNKBBA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.
ARMY
ATK Tactical Propulsion & Ordinance, Rocket Center, W. Va., was awarded a $10,700,000 firm-fixed-price contract for 60mm high explosive enhanced fragmentation M1061 cartridges. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $4,300,014 and Fiscal 2013 other procurement funds in the amount of $6,399,986 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Sept. 30, 2015.  One bid was solicited and one received.  Work will be performed in Rocket Center, W.Va. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-C-0035).
Fidelity Technologies Corporation, Reading, Pa., was awarded an $84,400,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the purchase of power distribution illumination system electrical units.  Funding and performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Feb. 23, 2019.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with nine received.  Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Va. is the contracting activity (W909MY-14-D-0005).
*Small Business
http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=5229


FOR RELEASE AT
5 p.m. ET
No. CR-034-14
February 21, 2014

CONTRACTS
ARMY
General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded an $18,109,374 modification (P00014) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0057 for changes to the Universal Ground Control Station.  Fiscal 2013 other procurement funds in the amount of $8,873,593 were obligated at the time of the award.  Work will be performed in Poway, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2015.   Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. is the contracting activity.
General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $76,215,685 modification (P00015) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0057 to change the Gray Eagle Portable Ground Control Station to a mobile ground control station.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $35,842,972 and fiscal 2013 other procurement funds in the amount of $2,453,283 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Nov. 30, 2016.Work will be performed in Poway, Calif. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. is the contracting activity.
NAVY
Eastern Research Group, Lexington, Mass. (N00174-14-D-0007); Martin-Baker Aircraft Co., United Kingdom (N00174-14-D-0008); Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials, Hollister, Calif. (N00174-14-D-0009); General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Bothell, Wash. (N00174-14-D-0010); Hi-Shear Technology Corp., Torrance, Calif. (N00174-14-D-0011); Nammo Talley, Mesa, Ariz. (N00174-14-D-0012); and Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Co., Simsbury, Conn. (N00174-14-D-0013) are each being awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contracts for development, product improvement, prototyping, qualification and production support.  Each contractor will receive the minimum guaranteed task order amount of $500 at time of award. These contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring these contracts to an estimated combined value of $232,897,406.  If all options are exercised, the estimated ceiling for Eastern Research Group is $10,787,035; the estimated ceiling for Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. is $32,122,194; the estimated ceiling for Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials is $36,744,748; the estimated ceiling for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is $30,405,120; the estimated ceiling for Hi-Shear Technology Corp. is $33,423,374; the estimated ceiling for Nammo Talley is $40,535,021; and the estimated ceiling for Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Co. is $48,879,914.  These seven contractors will be given the opportunity to compete for the task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contracts.  Work will be performed in Lexington, Mass. (14.3 percent), the United Kingdom (14.3 percent), Hollister, Calif. (14.3 percent), Bothell, Wash. (14.3 percent), Torrance, Calif. (14.3 percent), Mesa, Ariz. (14.3 percent) and Simsbury, Conn. (14.2 percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2015.  Fiscal 2014 operations & maintenance, Navy contract funds in the amount of $3,500 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with seven offers received.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.
Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials, Hollister, Calif. (N00174-14-D-0014); Science Applications International Corp., Lexington, Mass. (N00174-14-D-0015); Martin-Baker Aircraft Co., United Kingdom (N00174-14-D-0016); Nammo Talley, Mesa, Ariz. (N00174-14-D-0017); and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Bothell, Wash. (N00174-14-D-0018), are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract for quality evaluation/surveillance program support.  Each contractor will receive the minimum guaranteed task order amount of $500 at time of award.  These contracts include options, which if exercised, would bring these contracts to an estimated combined value of $66,256,118. If all options are exercised, the estimated ceiling for Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials is $13,055,474; the estimated ceiling for Science Applications International Corp. is $9,646,501; the estimated ceiling for Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. is $12,796,879; the estimated ceiling for Nammo Talley is $14,840,429; and the estimated ceiling for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is $15,916,835.  These five contractors will be given the opportunity to compete for the task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contracts.  Work will be performed Hollister, Calif. (20 percent), Lexington, Mass. (20 percent), United Kingdom (20 percent), Mesa, Ariz. (20 percent), and Bothell, Wash. (20 percent), and is expected to be completed by February 2015.   Fiscal 2014 operations & maintenance, Navy contract funds in the amount of $2,500 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with seven offers received.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity.
Engility Corp., Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $39,969,545 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for electronic warfare (EW) weapons systems modifications for U.S. Navy and Australian EA-6B, EA-18G, E-2C, MH-60R, BAMS, P-8A aircraft, Unmanned Air Systems, flight simulators, training systems, other advanced electronic attack derivatives and initiatives.  Services to be provided include systems engineering, in-service hardware and software engineering, intelligence data analysis, test and evaluation, EW systems development, threat analysis, threat defeat, mission planning, and EW data development.  EW weapons systems modifications include weapon system software, on-call field engineering analysis, test and evaluation, studies and analysis, threat analysis and sensor intelligence mission data files, jammer techniques development and logistics for distribution of Operational Flight Programs.  Work will be performed at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Point Mugu, Calif. (90 percent) and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (5 percent), and Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nev. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2019.  Fiscal 2014 research, development, test, and evaluation, Navy funding in the amount of $800,000 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; three offers were received.  This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($37,971,068; 95 percent) and the Government of Australia ($1,998,477; 5 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.   The Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity (N68936-14-D-0015).
Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a $23,555,382 modification to previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (N00024-12-G-4329) for the accomplishment of fleet maintenance sustainment support for littoral combat ships.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2014.  Fiscal 2013 and 2014 operations & maintenance, Navy contract funds in the amount of $23,555,382 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.
BAE Systems Land and Armaments L.P., Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded a $19,227,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-5311) to exercise an option for hardware and engineering services in support of the Advanced Gun System.  BAE will provide mounts for the magazine upper pallet hoist, gun cooling assembly, centerline hoist, and engineering services to support those efforts.  Work will be performed in Louisville, Ky. (90 percent), Minneapolis, Minn. (6 percent), and Cordova, Ala. (4 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2018.  Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy contract funds in the amount of $19,227,000 will be obligated at time of award will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington., D.C., is the contracting activity.
York International Corp., York, Pa., is being awarded an $11,100,082 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee/firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of engineering and technical support services to provide research, development, testing and evaluation for shipboard air conditioning and refrigeration modernization programs.  Work will be performed in York, Pa., and is expected complete by February 2017.  Fiscal 2014 research, development, test & evaluation funding in the amount of $935,000 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) and FAR 6.302-1 – as there is only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N65540-14-D-0006).
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
EnerSys Energy Products Inc., Warrensburg, Mo., has been awarded a maximum $40,263,852 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for storage batteries.  This contract is a competitive acquisition, and two offers were received.  This is a three-year base contract with no option periods.  Location of performance is Missouri with a Feb. 20, 2017 performance completion date.  Using military service is Army.  Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio, (SPE7LX-14-D-0020).
Sysco Seattle, Kent, Washington, has been awarded a maximum $24,400,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-quantity contract for prime vendor full line food distribution for customers in the Alaska area. This contract is a sole-source acquisition and is an extension of two contracts (SPM300-08-D-3160 and SPM300-13-D-3641).  Location of performance is Alaska with a Feb. 22, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy and Air Force.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM300-14-D-3738).
Exide Technologies, Milton, Ga., has been awarded a maximum $18,546,992 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for storage batteries.  This contract is a competitive acquisition, and two offers were received.  This is a three-year base contract with no option periods.  Location of performance is Georgia with a Feb. 20, 2017 performance completion date.  Using military service is Army.  Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio, (SPE7LX-14-D-0021).
Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $12,235,755 modification (01) on delivery order (0009) to firm-fixed-price contract (SPRWA1-11-D-0007).  The modification adds various items in support of the joint helmet mounted cueing system.  Delivery order 0009 was awarded Jan. 21, 2014 with a total value of $14,666,736.  The revised total based on this modification is $26,902,491.  This is a sole-source acquisition.  Locations of performance are Texas, Oregon, and Israel with an Aug. 31, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military service is Navy.  Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 Navy aircraft procurement and foreign military sales funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
Actavis Pharma, Parsippany, N.J., has been awarded a maximum $7,692,983 modification (P00042) exercising the fourth option year on a one-year base contract (SPM2D0-10-D-0001) with seven one-year option periods for various pharmaceutical products.  This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  Location of performance is New Jersey with a Feb. 24, 2015 performance completion date.  Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.  Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 war-stopper funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.
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