Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Contract: Lockheed, $632.1M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $632,129,418 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract. This contract provides engineering, maintenance, logistics and material support to continue to develop, sustain and produce software builds, as well as carryout developmental flight tests in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Foreign Military Sales customer, and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participants’ funds. This contract also provides unique sea trials on aircraft carriers for the government of the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (81%); Orlando, Fla. (7%); Linthicum, Md. (3%); Nashua, N.H. (3%); San Diego, Calif. (2%); El Segundo, Calif. (2%); Samlesbury, United Kingdom (1%); Toronto, Canada (0.10%); and various locations within the continental U.S. (0.90%), and is expected to be completed in March 2024. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $41,009,193; fiscal 2022 operation and maintenance (Air Force) funds in the amount of $40,103,104; fiscal 2022 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $40,103,104; fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $39,491,303; fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $1,934,724; and non-U.S. DOD participants funds in the amount of $41,085,051 will be obligated at the time of award, $80,206,208 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N0001922C0041). (Source: DoD, 05/17/22) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $9.8M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $9,796,528 fixed-price-incentive-firm modification (P00054) to a previously awarded contract (N0001918C1048). This modification adds scope to provide F-35 Joint Strike Fighter depot material lay-in, in support of air interceptor and panoramic cockpit display repair capabilities under low rate initial production Lot 11 for the Air Force, Navy, Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers, and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in Alpharetta, Ga. (43.66%); Rochester, United Kingdom (37.21%); and Fort Worth (19.13%), and is expected to be completed in October 2023. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $4,319,316; fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,306,998; FMS funds in the amount of $1,199,056; and non-U.S. DOD participant funds in the amount of $1,971,158 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, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/17/22) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Contract: multiple, $990M

CCI Energy & Construction Services LLC, Garden Ridge, Texas (FA3016-22-D-0017); Butt Construction Company Inc., Dayton, Ohio (FA3016-22-D-0018); LRG Services LLC, Anchorage, Alaska (FA3016-22-D-0019); Lifecycle Construction Services LLC, Fredericksburg, Va. (FA3016-22-D-0020); SES Electrical LLC, Oak Ridge, Tenn. (FA3016-22-D-0021); HGL Construction Inc., Midwest City, Okla. (FA3016-22-D-0022); GSI-ENET JV LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii (FA3016-22-D-0023); PM Jenkins Group Professional Management Services LLC, Kalamazoo, Mo. (FA3016-22-D-0024); Dawson Enterprises LLC, McClellan, Calif. (FA3016-22-D-0025); Southeastern Industrial Barlovento JV-2 LLC, Destin, Fla. (FA3016-22-D-0026); Gideon Contracting LLC, San Antonio, Texas (FA3016-22-D-0027); Koman Construction LLC, Anchorage, Alaska (FA3016-22-D-0028); and Hasen JV, New Braunfels, Texas (FA3016-22-D-0030), have been awarded a $990,000,000 ceiling, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract. This contract provides construction services for military facilities at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas; and Goodfellow AFB, Texas. Work is expected to be completed by May 15, 2032. This award is the result of a competitive small business set-aside acquisition and 35 proposals were received. Fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,000 per basic contract will be obligated at the time of award. The 502nd Contracting Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/16/22)

Contract: Raytheon, $75M

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $75,000,000 ceiling increase to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract FA8672-19-D-0001 for StormBreaker Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II, GBU-53/B), Small Diameter Bomb II Life Cycle Support III. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $275,000,000. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2024. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. No funds are being obligated at the time of ceiling increase. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/16/22)

Contract: Harper, $55.3M

Harper Construction Co., Inc., San Diego, Calif., is awarded a $55,312,762 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N62473-21-C-1011. This modification provides for the second increment to the construction contract for design and construction of F-35C hangar addition to Hangar 6 at the Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $101,741,289. The contract also contains one unexercised option, which if exercised would increase cumulative contract value to $102,104,756. Work will be performed in Lemoore and is expected to be completed by March 2024. Fiscal 2022 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $55,312,762 are obligated on this award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/16/22) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $30.4M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00066) to increase the not-to-exceed value by $30,364,791 on a previously awarded undefinitized contract (N0001919C0010). This modification adds scope for the development and delivery of F-35 pilot training device capability in support of the F-35 continuous capability development and delivery plan. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (70%); and Fort Worth, Texas (30%), and is expected to be completed in April 2024. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/16/22) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $26.9M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas is awarded a $26,887,886 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001922F1020) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0008). This order provides non-recurring engineering for modification efforts to the existing F-35 pilot training device, specifically the mission rehearsal trainer, as well as and the initial production-quality deliveries. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. (79%); Fort Worth, Texas (14%); and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (7%); and is expected to be completed in June 2024. Fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $13,443,943 will be obligated at the time of 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. (Source: DoD, 05/16/22) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs. 

Contract: multiple, $95M

M.C. Dean, Tysons, Va. (W912DY17-D-0016); Signet Technologies Inc., Beltsville, Md. (W912DY17-D-0013); KBRWyle Technology Solutions LLC, Columbia, Md. (W912DY17-D-0014); Johnson Controls Building Automation Systems LLC, Huntsville, Ala. (W912DY17-D-0015); InDyne Inc., Sterling, Va. (W912DY17-D-0039); Parsons Government Services Inc., Pasadena, Calif. (W912DY17-D-0017); Xator Corp., Reston, Va. (W912DY17-D-0019); and Williams Electric Company Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (W912DY17-D-0040), were awarded a $95,000,000 modification (P00007) for the Electronic Security System Program. Bids were solicited via the internet with 34 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 5, 2022. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/16/22)

Friday, May 13, 2022

Hurricane Hunter crew disciplined

BILOXI, Miss. - Members of the Mississippi-based Hurricane Hunters have been disciplined after their plane made an unauthorized stop to pick up a crew member's motorcycle. The five-member crew was spotted briefly stopping in Martha's Vineyard to load a 1970 BMW R75/5 onto their plane before continuing their assignment to California, The Sun Herald reported. The motorcycle belonged to a crew member. A news release said members of the 403rd Wing aircrew responsible for the stop have faced "both administrative and aircrew qualification-related discipline for misuse of a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft.” The crew left Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi on March 24 and landed at Quonset Air National Guard Base in Rhode Island. The next day the crew made a detour to Martha’s Vineyard before continuing their assigned mission, which was to pick up equipment from Mather, Calif., the news release said. The crew was grounded in Mather and another crew picked up the aircraft and crew. The motorcycle remains in California. (Source: AP via Clarion Ledger, 05/12/22)

Big maritime evaluation executed

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group conducted the largest maritime Weapons System Evaluation Program April 7-15, 2022. This iteration included air-to-air and air-to-ground and electronic warfare operations. The 74th Fighter Squadron and the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron’s A-10s participated in the combat exercises, and were evaluated on maverick and laser guided weapon capabilities against maritime targets. During the Combat Hammer (air-to-ground) portion of WSEP the 1st Special Operations Wing’s U-28 aircraft assisted with target acquisition. The 34th Bomb Squadron’s B-1 Lancers also participated in the Combat Hammer portion. The 12th and 3rd Special Operations Squadron MQ-9 Reapers were used with the intent to deploy with minimal equipment and personnel to execute operations. All of these aircraft and mission sets used Eglin’s many water ranges, airspace and environments to execute the evaluations. The ranges are the responsibility of the 96th Test Wing’s Range Group. The program management of the event and the airspace belong to the 96th Operations Support Squadron. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 05/12/22)

Contract: Lockheed, $397.7M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $397,726,298 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00003) to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (N0001921D0001). This modification exercises options to procure initial spares in support of F-35 Lightning II Lot 16 deliveries, as well as procures global spares pool and afloat spares package/deployment spares packages for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Foreign Military Sales customers, and non-U.S. Department of Defense participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in December 2024. No funds will be obligated at the time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/13/22) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Deloitte, $12.5M

Deloitte Consulting LLP, Arlington, Va., is awarded an estimated $12,500,000 modification to a previously awarded, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00039-19-D-0007) for a training virtual environment (TVE) that will host the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) training curriculum and deliver curriculum packages for CANES baselines. The TVE is a virtualized computing environment that fully replicates the functionality of CANES that provides realistic and testable training and scenarios. The TVE provides a centrally located and integrated learning management system that allows for rapid curriculum updates and configuration changes. No funds will be placed on contract or obligated at the time of award. Other procurement, Navy funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they are issued upon award of the contract modification. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (45%); Phoenix, Ariz. (40%); Pensacola, Fla. (14%); and Virginia Beach, Va. (1%). Work is expected to be completed by December 2023. This sole source contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) — only one responsible source (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation subpart 6.302-1). Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/13/22)
 

Contract: Consolidated, $9.8M

Consolidated Analysis Center Inc., Norfolk, Va., is awarded a $9,813,519 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract action for engineering services for amphibious and auxiliary ships. The contract is structured with an 11-month base period and a six-month option period, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $15,243,206.  Work is expected to be performed in Washington, D.C. (72%); Philadelphia, Pa. (8%); Glen Burnie, Md. (5%); Arlington, Va. (5%); Mount Laurel, N.J. (4%); Virginia Beach, Va. (4%); and Pascagoula, Miss. (2%), and is expected to be completed by October 2023. Fiscal 2022 operation and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $100,000 will be obligated at time of award, of which $100,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) — only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, Norco, Calif., is the contracting activity (N6426722C0010). (Source: DoD, 05/13/22)

Contract: Mike Hooks, $24M

Mike Hooks LLC, Westlake, La., was awarded a $24,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for rental of a cutterhead pipeline dredge. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 12, 2023. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-22-D-0029). (Source: DoD, 05/13/22)

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Tyndall hosting large exercise

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Checkered Flag 22-2, one of the largest air-to-air exercises, has kicked off at Tyndall and will run through May 20. It focuses on the integration of the F-22 with fourth-generation aircraft, including the F-15C, F-16, Navy F/A-18E, and others,to improve the capabilities of aviators and maintainers. The twice-yearly exercise supports the Air Combat Command's training of the Immediate Response Force. This Checkered Flag brings more than 1,300 personnel from 11 squadrons to Tyndall in support of 71 aircraft, with eight additional squadrons and almost 40 additional aircraft participating from their home stations across the country. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 05/11/22)

Contract: HII, $58.4M


Huntington Ingalls Inc., Ingalls Shipbuilding Division, Pascagoula, Miss., is awarded a $58,396,917 hybrid cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee with a special performance incentive, and cost-only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-21-C-4205 to exercise options for planning yard support for LPD 17 amphibious transport dock ships, LHD 1/LHA 6 amphibious assault ships, LSD 41/49 dock landing ships, and LCC 19 amphibious command ship. Work will be performed in Pascagoula with on-site technical support for Chief of Naval Operations availabilities in Mayport, Fla.; Norfolk, Va.; San Diego, Calif.; and Sasebo, Japan. Work is expected to be completed by May 2023. No funding will be obligated at the time of award. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast, Pascagoula, is the contracting activity (N00024-21-C-4205). (Source: DoD, 05/12/22)

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Contract: Lockheed, $43.6M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $43,643,049 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001922F0001) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0008). This order provides for diminishing manufacturing sources non-recurring engineering in support of a redesigned panoramic cockpit display electronic unit video mixer for F-35 Lightning II production aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers, and non-U.S Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in January 2029. Fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $17,882,438; fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $17,882,438; and non-U.S. DOD participant funds in the amount of $7,878,172 will be obligated at the time of 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. (Source: DoD, 05/11/22) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Contract: Hensel Phelps, $531.7M

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $531,737,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of 11 facilities within the flightline area of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., including utilities, site improvements, pavements, detection/protection features, security enhancements and others. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed at Tyndall AFB with an estimated completion date of Jan. 19, 2026. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 military construction, Air Force funds in the amount of $531,737,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-22-C-0008). (Source: DoD, 05/10/22)

Monday, May 9, 2022

Airbus makes new line official

MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus officially announced Monday that it plans to open a second A320 final assembly line in Mobile, where it also has an A220 jetliner assembly line. Groundbreaking is set for later this year or early next year with the first planes due off the new line in 2025. Airbus says it will hire a thousand additional employees, bringing its total workforce at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley to 2,500 people by 2025. “This is going to make Mobile, when we’re up and running with all the final assembly lines running, the fourth largest aviation center in the world,” said Airbus Americas Chairman and CEO Jeff Knittel. The announcement comes as the aviation industry rebounds after a two-year COVID slowdown. Airbus says the new final assembly line will help the company push out 75 aircraft a month worldwide. Mayor Sandy Stimpson believes this announcement could lead to greater things ahead. “Just the size they’ll be now you’ll really see suppliers seriously considering coming here to this region now whereas in the past maybe it wasn’t quite the production level to warrant that,” he said. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, along with Airbus, Mobile and education leaders, attended the afternoon announcement. Airbus produced the first Alabama-built A320 aircraft in 2015, and it launched production of the A220 single-aisle passenger jet in Mobile during 2019. (Sources: FOX10, Governor's Office, 05/09/22) Previous

Friday, May 6, 2022

Contract: B.L. Harbert, $36.8M

B.L. Harbert International LLC, Birmingham, Ala., was awarded a $36,777,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of two gate complexes at the main access points of Tyndall Air Force Base. Fla. Bids were solicited via the internet with seven received. Work will be performed at Tyndall AFB with an estimated completion date of July 14, 2024. Fiscal 2020 military construction, Air Force funds in the amount of $36,777,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-22-C-0018). (Source: DoD, 05/06/22)