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DoD Contracts: Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office Awarded $69M for V-22 Aircraft
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $69,659,650 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0073 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. This order provides for the non-recurring engineering (Phase II) of the Improved Inlet Solution (IIS) for the V-22 aircraft, including completion of preliminary and critical design reviews; installation of an IIS retrofit kit for installation on a CV-22 aircraft for demonstration and operation; installation of aircraft instrumentation to support flight test analysis; flight and qualification testing of the IIS design; and removal of the instrumentation from the test aircraft following flight testing. Work will be performed Amarillo, Texas (73 percent), and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (27 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force and Navy) funds in the amount of $31,290,663 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This delivery order combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force ($41,795,790; 60 percent) and the U.S. Navy ($27,863,860; 40 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $65,358,994 firm-fixed-price contract for 204 Cargo On/Off Loading System (COOLS) A-Kits; 204 COOLS B-Kits; and 22 COOLS Ballistic Protection System (BPS) Kits. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 29, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Fiscal 2013 other procurement funds in the amount of $65,358,994 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-14-C-0063).
Inglett & Stubbs International, Ltd, Smyrna, Georgia, was awarded a $7,449,713 firm-fixed-price contract with options, for a smart power infrastructure demonstration for energy reliability and security, Phase 3. Work will be performed at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, with an estimated completion date of May 4, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received. Military construction funds for fiscal 2010 ($330,642) and fiscal 2014 ($7,119,071) are being obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (W912BU-14-C-0020).
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Aerospace Systems, El Segundo, California, has been awarded an $18,000,000 firm-fixed-price modification (P00257) to F19628-00-C-0100 for a radar modification under the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,557,683,365. Work will be performed at El Segundo, California, and work is expected to be completed by March 31, 2017. Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $18,000,000 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Corp. Information Systems and Global Solutions, Littleton, Colorado, has been awarded a $16,948,139 contract for prototype hardware/software system. The scope of this effort is to provide Air Force Research Laboratory innovative solutions for multi-platform signal collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination for new and existing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms. Efforts will include national and tactical collaboration across multiple enterprise ISR assets, innovative applications provided as processes/status for sensor status, processing and exploitation, enhanced enterprise collection planning techniques, and solutions for multi-intelligence sensor cross cueing through streamlined collection management techniques. Work will be performed at Littleton, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by July 21, 2016. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition; offers were solicited electronically and 11 offers were received. Fiscal 2013 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $6,062,209 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKE, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-14-C-0081).
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Carter Industries, Inc.,* Olive Hill, Kentucky, has been awarded a maximum $9,417,600 modification (P00103) exercising the third option period on a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-11-D-1026) with three one-year option periods. This is a firm-fixed-price contract for improved combat vehicle crewmanâ€™s coveralls, universal camouflage pattern. Locations of performance are Kentucky and New York, with a July 30, 2015 performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.