July 21, 2019

Who’s the Fastest of Them All?

Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the Internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Morning Coffee logoeconomic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff.

The US Air Force is the largest military force in all the world — a budget of $161 billion, more than 300,000 active service personnel, and more than 5,000 planes currently in service (some can fly at speeds up to 1,875 miles per hour). Cnet.com takes a look at those planes and asks which is the fastest? Check out this gallery and find out for yourself.

With the Association of the US Army’s annual conference starting this week, there is no better time for an analysis of the top modernization program for Army aviation. Breaking Defense gets top experts on helicopters to provide insight. Should the Army plow ahead with an engine upgrade for the Apache and Black Hawk helicopters or should it skip ahead to the Future Vertical Lift effort?

For years the Navy and Marines have been neglecting their oldest helicopters, The Virginian Pilot reports, and now they are paying the price.

National Defense Magazine reports scientists and engineers are pushing forward a cutting-edge US military robotics project that could reduce warfighter fatigue and ward off injuries. The Warrior Web program, spearheaded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aims to significantly lower the “metabolic cost” of troops operating in the field and reduce the burden of the gear that they carry.

Synergy across organizations and across services was on full display during a recent deployment of three F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, 75 Marines and 21 JSF operational test team members from Edwards Air Force Base to Florida where they completed five live-fire events using AIM-120 air-to-air missiles against modified QF-16 aerial targets, the Edwards AFB PAO reports.

The Italian Air Force has an inferiority complex. A leading academic tells Flight Global that Italy’s air force is taken for granted by the public, elected officials and the nation’s other armed services. “What if we can find a use for air power during peacetime? We’re thinking about how to do that,” he says.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened talks in Hawaii late last week with his counterparts from 10 Southeast Asian nations, even as US relations with the Philippines grow shakier, Military Times reports. Carter wants to encourage more regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific on issues such as maritime security and terrorism.

Approval for Bahrain to buy as many as 19 F-16 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin and purchase upgrades for older ones for almost $4 billion won’t come from the Obama administration until the Gulf ally demonstrates progress on human rights, Bloomberg reports.

Two Ukrainian Air Force Flankers, a Su-27 and a Su-27UB, supported by an Il-76 Candid, were guests of the 2016 Malta International Airshow, The Aviationist reports. Click here to see what other interesting aircraft made an appearance.

Navy Times has come up with its newest ranking of the best places for veterans to live in 2016. You might be surprised of some of the places on the list.

The Navy has stopped using all of its 91 enlisted ratings titles, marking the beginning of an overhaul of the rigid career structure that has existed for hundreds of years, Navy Times. Sailors will no longer be identified by their job titles.

The next debate for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is scheduled Oct. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis. There are still plenty of issues left to cover, Roll Call reports.

Contracts:

Arete Associates, Northridge, California, is being awarded a $7,872,779 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop active and passive sensors for threat detection and localization in the maritime environment.  Successful performance would lead to transition and integration into to multiple fleet surface ships. The contractor will manage the program and conduct systems engineering to execute sensor development, integration, test, and evaluation of this Surface Ship Periscope Detection and Discrimination Future Naval Capabilities program. This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to $14,643,997. Work will be performed in Longmont, Colorado (80 percent); Northridge, California (10 percent); and Arlington, Virginia (10 percent). Work is expected to be completed June 21, 2021.  Option periods will run concurrent. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test, and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $250,000 will be obligated at the time of award. No funds will expire at end of current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under Office of Naval Research long range broad agency announcement (BAA) 15-001, Sept. 29, 2014. Since proposals will be received throughout the year under the long range BAA, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00014-16-C-3030).

URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, was awarded a $19,861,976 modification (P00015) to firm-fixed-price contract W9124G-15-C-0005 for rotary wing flight training instructor support services for the Army Aviation Center of Excellence. Work will be performed in Daleville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of April 31, 2017. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Army) in the amount of $19,861,976 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

EA-SCF JV, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to provide a full range of environmental compliances. Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 28, 2021. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W912DR-16-D-0022).

Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a $14,152,877 modification (000218) to contract W52P1J-12-G-0061 for logistics support for Army Prepositioned Stocks-3. Work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 14, 2017. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $14,152,877 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Kallidus Technologies Inc., Lowell, Massachusetts, was awarded an $11,750,457 firm-fixed-price contract to construct a new cyber facility for the Maryland Air National Guard. Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received. Work will be performed in Middle River, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2012 and 2014 military construction funds in the amount of $11,750,457 were obligated at the time of the award. National Guard Bureau, Havre de Grace, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W912K6-16-C-0005).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $9,513,137 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for human language technologies (HLT) to enhance warfighter operations. Contractor will address some major challenges with HLT for use in military operations, particularly in achieving better performance, faster throughput and application development, and cheaper lifecycle costs. Different applications require different tradeoffs be made among these three factors, so this effort seeks to understand those tradeoffs for various applications. Specific technical objectives include better use of context in HLT algorithms, on-line learning of translations and transliterations for out-of-vocabulary words, advanced computational methods for HLT, advanced data discovery capabilities and advanced audiovisual and text processing for multilingual multimedia information extraction. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Marina Del Rey, California; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Chantilly, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 28, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with three offers received. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $559,550 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-16-C-6697).

BAE Systems, Rockville, Maryland, has been awarded a $8,211,088 modification (P00162) to previously awarded contract FA8214-13-C-0001 for additional sustaining engineering and sustainment management support. Contractor will provide systems engineering, technical assistance, training and development in performing integration, sustaining engineering and program management support functions for the Minuteman III weapon system. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and is expected to be complete by July 31, 2017. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $8,211,088 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

Vexterra Group, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a five-year time and material contract (HHM402-14-C-0099) to provide Tier I-II and Tier I-III services in support of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s National Media Exploitation Center. The value of the contract is $21,433,958. There were four bids received. Estimated completion of the contract is Sept. 29, 2021. The Virginia Contracting Activity, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. 

Deloitte & Touche LLP, Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $9,015,900 modification (P00003) to previously awarded contract HQ0423-16-F-0038 for reconciliation and financial services support for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). This modification exercises Option Year 1, with a period of performance of Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $14,258,962 from $5,243,062. Work will be performed at DFAS sites in Indianapolis, Indiana; Cleveland, Ohio; and Columbus, Ohio, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2017. Defense working capital funds in the amount of $9,015,900 are being obligated at time of award. DFAS, Columbus, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Transource Computers, Phoenix, Arizona, is being awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for $7,322,903 to procure lightweight 2-in-1 devices in support of the Secretary of Defense mandated Windows 10 deployment. Joint Service Provider is looking to rapidly procure 20,000 total devices starting increment/initial procurement of 5,000 devices with option for increased quantity. Work performance will take place in Arlington, Virginia. The expected completion date is Sept. 29, 2017. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds are being obligated at the time of the award. Washington Headquarters Services, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting office (HQ0034-16-F-0172). 

Talu LLC, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $7,169,893 building renovation contract HQ0516-16-C-0009 for the renovation to the Defense Media Activity Broadcast Center Riverside, California; and the Forward Joint Operations Center, Camp Smith, Hawaii. Work will be performed in Riverside, California; and Aiea, Hawaii, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2017. Fiscal 16 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,200,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Awarded on Sept. 28, 2016)

InDyne Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $71,528,739 contract modification (P00167) to previously awarded contract FA2521-08-C-0006 to extend infrastructure operations and maintenance services at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and annexes. Contractor will provide operation and maintenance of the facilities, systems, equipment, utilities and infrastructure in support of the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners. Work will be performed at Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, and annexes, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2018. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. The 45th Contracting Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $70,018,327 cost-reimbursable (no fee), firm-fixed-price delivery order (FA8119-16-F-0057) utilizing Government Services Administration OASIS contract tool GS00Q14OADU325 for the B-2 Ultra High Frequency Satellite Communication Receiver Transmitter program. Contractor will provide obsolescence resolution to effectively support aging B-2 aircraft fleet. Work will be performed at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2016 Department of Defense working capital funds in the amount of $70,018,327 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

KIHOMAC, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $23,663,595 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for A-10 rudders. Contractor will provide replenishment spares for the A-10 weapon system. Work will be performed at Layton, Utah, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 29, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with three offers received. Fiscal 2016 4930 funds in the amount of $4,900,095 are being obligated on the first delivery order at the time of award. Air Force Sustainment Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8251-16-D-0013).

Appian Corp., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $21,098,330 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Contracting-Information Technology (CON-IT) program utilizing Appian Business Process Management licenses and licensing renewals. The CON-IT enterprise wide contract writing system will replace the four current contract writing systems, standardizing contract writing efforts across the Air Force. It will reduce costs and lead times for the contracting community by providing one system instead of multiple to be trained on. Work will primarily be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2025. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8770-16-D-0505).

Triangle Experience Group Inc., Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $49,490,000 order dependent contract to fabricate, integrate, verify, operate, and validate controlled interfaces and Lazarus Cross Domain Solution. Bids were solicited on the Internet with one received, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2021. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity (W911NF-16-D-0037).

Edifice-Schlosser JV LLC, Beltsville, Maryland, was awarded a $16,972,759 firm-fixed-price contract with options for building renovation. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Work will be performed at Ft. Meade, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 20, 2018. Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $16,972,759 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W912DR-16-C-0058).

Government Marketing & Procurement LLC, Wimberley, Texas, was awarded a $15,495,488 firm-fixed-price contract with options for the VOCERA wireless communications systems for the Army Medical Command. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Ft. Myer, Virginia; Ft. Eustis, Virginia; Ft. Wainwright, Alaska; Ft. Detrick, Maryland; Ft. Polk, Louisiana; Ft. Campbell, Tennessee; Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Ft. Gordon, Georgia; Ft. Drum, New York; Ft. Meade, Maryland; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Doral, Florida; and Germany, with an estimated completion date of March 29, 2019. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $15,495,488 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W912DY-16-C-0051).

Dominion Privatization Texas LLC, Richmond, Virginia, has been awarded a maximum $740,282,112 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for the ownership, operation, and maintenance of the electric and natural gas distribution systems at Fort Hood, Texas. This was a competitive acquisition with eight responses received. This is a 50-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Texas, with a June 30, 2067, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2016 through fiscal 2067 Army operations and maintenance funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Virginia (SP0600-16-C-8312).

Constellation Newenergy Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, is being awarded $170,141,112 for firm-fixed-price task order N39430-16-F-1838 under a multiple award contract for energy improvements at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. The work to be performed provides for the design and installation of the following energy conservation measures:  steam turbine generator, lighting, air compressor, transformer, powerhouse, controls, and landfill gas generator improvements. The contractor will also provide performance period services consisting of measurement and verification, operations and maintenance, and repair and replacement services. Work will be performed in Albany, Georgia, and is expected to be completed by June 2040.  No funds will be obligated with this award. The Energy Policy Act of 1992 authorizes agencies to use private financing to fulfill its requirements for energy savings performance contracts for project implementation. For this project, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany has agreed to pay for the costs of services/construction from project financing which will be obtained by Constellation Newenergy Inc. Nine proposals were received for this task order.  The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity (DE-AM36-90GO29033).

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded $106,157,252 for fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification PZ0001 to a previously awarded un-priced letter contract (N00030-16-C-0100) for new procurement of Trident II (D5) missile production, D5 Life Extension development and production, and D5 Deployed Systems Support. The maximum dollar value of the modification, including the base items and all option items if exercised, is $788,436,651. The work will be performed in Kings Bay, Georgia (41.35 percent); Silverdale, Washington (35.72 percent); Sunnyvale, California (11.36 percent); Cape Canaveral, Florida (6.72 percent); Rockford, Illinois (0.87 percent); Orlando, Florida (0.40 percent); East Aurora, New York (0.31 percent); Chandler, Arizona (0.31 percent); North Billerica, Massachusetts (0.25 percent); Hauppauge, New York (0.18 percent); Horsham, Pennsylvania (0.15 percent); Santa Rosa, California (0.14 percent); Melbourne, Florida (0.13 percent); San Jose, California (0.12 percent); Silver Spring, Maryland (0.11 percent); Torrance, California (0.10 percent); North Wales, Pennsylvania (0.10 percent); Miamisburg, Ohio (0.10 percent); and other various locations (less than 0.10 percent each, 1.58 percent total), and is expected to be completed Nov. 30, 2021. Fiscal 2016 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $29,273,000; and United Kingdom funds in the amount of $14,592,600 are being obligated at the time of award; none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Subject to availability, fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance, Navy funds in the amount of $62,291,652, all of which will expire at the end of fiscal 2017, will be obligated for the effort awarded.  Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Phoenix International Holdings Inc., Largo, Maryland, is being awarded a maximum value $49,500,000 cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for diving and diving related services such as waterborne ship repair, inspection and maintenance. Work will provide dry and wet welding and air, mixed gas, and saturation diving services in support of the Supervisor of Salvage mission areas of diving, salvage and underwater ship repair. The diving services are provided almost exclusively on an emergency basis and require an immediate response to enable the fleet to meet operational requirements. Work will be performed in Largo, Maryland (23 percent); Chula Vista, California (23 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (22 percent); Bayou Vista, Louisiana (22 percent); and Pearl City, Hawaii (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2017. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Funding will be provided with each task order issued. This contract was procured using full-and-open competitive procedures, with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with one offer received in response to the solicitation. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-16-D-4100).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded $49,400,000 for fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification P00010 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-15-C-0002) for the procurement of long lead components, materials, parts, and associated efforts in support of the MQ-4C Triton LRIP 2 unmanned aircraft. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Maryland (32.2 percent); Red Oak, Texas (20.1 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (17.5 percent); Bridgeport, West Virginia (14 percent); Montreal, Quebec, Canada (3.1 percent); Santa Clarita, California (1.5 percent); San Diego, California (1.5 percent); Vandalia, Ohio (1.3 percent); Medford, New York (1.1 percent); and various locations within the US (7.7 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2017. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $49,400,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $37,249,243 for modification to delivery order 5503 previously placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020.  This modification definitizes the order and provides for additional non-recurring engineering, airworthiness efforts, delta training, and off-board mission system hardware supporting the Block 3F upgrade for aircraft for the  Air Force,  Navy/Marine Corps, and F-35 international partners. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (41 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (12 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (12 percent); San Diego, California (12 percent); Owego, New York (12 percent); Orlando, Florida (7 percent); and Evendale, Ohio (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2020. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement (Air Force/Navy/Marine Corps); fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy); and international partner funds in the amount of $37,249,243 will be obligated at time of award, $12,544,903 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

3e Technologies International Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $30,450,364 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for continued implementation of a facilities Critical Infrastructure Control and Monitoring System interface to the Navy Virtual Perimeter Monitoring System that will allow for monitoring and control of critical facility infrastructure for potential operating hazards or intrusions. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $82,010,959. Work will be performed in San Diego, California (64 percent); and Rockville, Maryland (36 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2017. If all additional option periods are exercised, work will continue through September 2020. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Navy and Marine Corps) in the amount of $11,868,037 will incrementally fund the contract at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $5,584,958 will also be obligated at contract award and will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured is in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-5 – authorized or required by statute 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c) (5). The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00174-16-C-0046).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $28,301,631 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, resulting from solicitation N00189-16-R-Z026, that will include terms and conditions for the placement of both cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price task orders to provide continued enhancement, operation, and maintenance of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Department of Defense Law Enforcement Information Exchange and Law Enforcement Information Exchange Program. The contract will include a five-year ordering period. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia (80 percent); and Quantico, Virginia (20 percent). The ordering period of the contract is expected to be completed by September 2021. Subject to availability of funds, fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $100,000 will be obligated to fund the contract’s minimum amount and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured with the solicitation posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Contracting Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00189-16-D-Z051).

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded $18,370,506 for modification P00013 to a previously awarded contract (N00030-15-C-0007) to provide services for ongoing supply support and to provide assistance to Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) as it migrates many SSP-unique supply processes and automated systems to a standard Navy system using the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning application. The maximum dollar value of the modification, including the base items and all option items if exercised, is $71,697,604. Work will be performed at St. Mary’s, Georgia (49.6 percent); Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (29.4 Percent); Rockville, Maryland (16.3 percent); Silverdale, Washington (2.1 percent); Portsmouth, Virginia (1.0 percent); Fairfax, Virginia (1.0 percent); and Bridgewater, Virginia (0.6 percent), with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2017. Subject to the availability of funding, fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $14,438,252; United Kingdom funds in the amount of $3,628,077; and fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $304,177 will be obligated on this award. Contract funds in the amount of $14,438,252 will expire at the end of the fiscal 2017.  Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Vane Line Bunkering Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, is being awarded a $24,130,887 modification (P00015) to previously awarded, fixed-price contract HTC711-13-C-W015 exercising the fourth option year for transportation of bulk jet fuel and marine diesel fuel by barge. Work will be performed at ports and points along the inland waterways and East Coast locations in the Atlantic Region, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2017 defense working capital funds in the amount of $24,130,887 are being obligated at time of award.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The US Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $56,566,975 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide systems engineering and integration services in support of Trident II (D5) strategic weapons system, the SSGN attack weapon system, and nuclear weapon surety. This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to a maximum dollar value of $368,716,147. Work will be performed at Rockville, Maryland (70.6 percent); Washington, District of Columbia (14.7 percent); Kings Bay, Georgia (5.1 percent); Silverdale, Washington (2.7 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (1.5 percent);  San Diego, California (1.1 percent); Barrow, United Kingdom (1.1 Percent); Alexandria, Virginia (1.0 percent); Buffalo, New York (0.3 percent); Downington, Pennsylvania (0.3 percent); Ocala, Florida (0.2 percent); Pittsfield, Massachusetts (0.2 percent); Montgomery Village, Maryland (0.2 percent); New Lebanon, New York (0.2 percent); New Paris, Ohio (0.2 percent); Wexford, Pennsylvania (0.2 percent); Alton, Virginia (0.2 percent); Springfield, Virginia (0.2 percent), Vienna, Virginia (0.2 percent); and St. Mary’s, Georgia (0.2 percent), with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2017. If all options are exercised, work will continue through Sept. 30, 2021. Subject to availability of funds, fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $34,850,718; fiscal 2017 research development test and evaluation (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $10,080,290; and United Kingdom funds in the amount of $11,635,967 will be obligated on this award. Contract funds in the amount of $34,850,718 will expire Sept. 30, 2017. This contract was a sole-source acquisition in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) and (4). Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00030-17-C-0001).

TRI-COR Industries Inc., Lanham, Maryland, has been awarded a $17,819,945 task order (0009) to previously awarded contract FA4452-13-D-0002 for Applications, Infrastructure and Systems Support, Increment 2 (AISS II) services. Contractor will conduct technical and support tasks associated with the infrastructure and applications support, information assurance, testing, configuration management, and training in support of the Mobility Air Force Command and Control and In-Transit Visibility/Business Systems. Work will be performed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2017. Fiscal 2017 transportation working capital; and operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $17,819,945 are being obligated at the time of award. The 763rd Specialized Contracting Squadron, Scott AFB, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Force 3 LLC, Crofton, Maryland, has been awarded an $11,373,470 modification (02) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA8732-14-D-0005-Q50101 for Land Mobile Radio hardware and accessories. Contractor will provide additional quantity of 4,888 items being produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Lajes Field, Portugal; Moron AB, Spain; Royal Air Force Lakenheath AB, United Kingdom; Aviano AB, Italy; Spangdahlem AB, Germany; RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom; RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom; and RAF Croughton, United Kingdom. Work is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $11,373,470 are being obligated at the time of award. The 764 Specialized Contracting Squadron, Kapuan Air Station, Germany, is the contracting activity (FA8732-14-D-0005-Q50101). (Awarded on Sept. 30, 2016)

Force 3 LLC, Crofton, Maryland, has been awarded a $9,999,999 modification (01) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA8732-14-D-0005-Q50101 for Land Mobile Radio hardware and accessories. Contractor will provide an additional quantity of 7,172 items being produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Lajes Field, Portugal; Moron AB, Spain; Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom; Aviano AB, Italy; Spangdahlem AB, Germany; RAF Mildenhall, UK; RAF Alconbury, UK; and RAF Croughton, UK, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $9,999,999 are being obligated at the time of award. The 764 Specialized Contracting Squadron, Kapuan Air Station, Germany, is the contracting activity. (Awarded on Sept. 30, 2016)

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