Air Force, Navy, Defense Logistics Agency award new contracts

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Several Air Force, Navy and Defense Logistics Agency contracts recently were awarded to companies to provide operations workload, infrastructure, systems engineering, and supporting technology and equipment services.

A $14,315,412 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00380) has been awarded to Aerospace Testing Alliance, in Tullahoma, Tennesse, to previously awarded contract F40600-03-C-0001. Air Force Test Center at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, is the contracting entity. Work, expected to be completed by March 31, will be performed at Arnold Air Force Base. The contractor will be responsible for increasing the operations workload, as well as maintenance and information management, in support of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex. No funds were distributed at the time of the award.

KWR Construction, in Sierra Vista, Arizona, has been named the fifth awardee in a combined $95 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple-award construction contract. The 56th Contracting Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, is the contracting entity (FA4887-16-D-0001). KWR, as part of this contract, is to compete task orders for multi-discipline construction requirements, reserving additional capability for large-scale design-build projects necessary to support infrastructure at Luke Air Force Base, where the work will be performed and is expected to be completed by July 31, 2019. Contractors will furnish all material, labor, transportation, equipment and supervision necessary to accomplish each task order in accordance with the contract, specifications, terms and conditions. A total of 25 bids were received for this award, and funds will be distributed based on the completion of task orders.

In addition, Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems and Training in Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a modification of $80,043,707 to previously awarded contract N00024-13-C-5116 to exercise options for Aegis Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA) efforts. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C., is the contracting entity. These efforts include development, design, integration, test, delivery of computer-program baselines and associated technology-insertion hardware-design support for the next/future Advanced Capability Build (ACB). The Aegis CSEA will develop, under this contract, as well as integrate, test and deliver computer program baseline ACBs and support Technology Insertions (TIs), a replacement and/or upgrade of combat system computing hardware and associated middleware/firmware.

The Aegis CSEA will provide design development and engineering products to support ship integration, support developmental test/operational test events, develop logistics and training products and provide field technical support for designated Aegis baselines. The systems engineering, development and integration work under this contract will begin with ACB 16 and TI 16, and continue with a future ACB/TI through the period of performance of the contract, expected to be completed in December. The specific option exercise in this modification provides for 2016 systems engineering, design, development, integration, test, and delivery of computer program baselines and associated technology-insertion hardware design support for the next/future ACB. The majority of the work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (98 percent), with a small percentage in Manassas, Virginia (2 percent). Funding in the amount of $12,312,148 will be obligated at the time of award, for fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation, and fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

Sealift Inc. of Oyster Bay, New York, is being awarded a modification of $8,760,576 under a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00033-14-C-3301), with working capital funds (transportation) in the amount of $6,351,323 to be distributed at the time of award, iexercising a one-year option period for the time charter of one U.S. flagged, self-sustaining ship, M/V Capt David I. Lyon. This modification will support the Air Force’s at-sea prepositioning program. Work, expected to be completed by Jan. 12, 2017, will be performed worldwide. Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Navy’s Military Sealift Command in Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

McRae Industries Inc. in Mount Gilead, North Carolina, was awarded a maximum $9,293,438 modification (P00007) on Jan. 9, exercising the first one-year option period of a one-year, firm-fixed-price contract (SPE1C1-15-D-1023) with four one-year option periods for the production of hot weather, flame-resistant combat boots. The contracting entity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The production will take place in North Carolina, with a Jan. 8, 2017, performance completion date, with the Army as the benefiting military service.  Fiscal 2016 through fiscal 2017 defense working capital funds will be used. 

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