Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Contract: Lockheed, $167.5M

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $167,470,014, fixed-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract for 48 long range anti-ship missiles and tooling and test equipment. Work will be performed in Orlando and is expected to be completed April 6, 2023. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 Air Force missile procurement funds in the amount of $52,334,380; and fiscal 2019 Navy weapon procurement funds in the amount of $115,135,634 will be obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin, Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-20-C-0003). (Source: DoD, 04/07/20)

Monday, April 6, 2020

Airbus pauses work in Mobile

Airbus has temporarily paused production of A320 and A220 jetliners in Mobile, Ala., in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The pause begins this week and is expected to last until April 29. Certain activities will continue on site, including building and installation maintenance, aircraft maintenance, some critical product safety and customer driven operations, receipt and control of materials and components, critical administrative support and preparation of activity restart. Airbus is also making adjustments to activities in Germany at the company's facilities in Stade and Bremen. In Bremen, aircraft production and assembly activities will pause from April 6 to April 27, with key business support services continuing on the site. Airbus in Stade has already paused production and assembly and will remain on that status until April 11, with some additional pause days in the weeks that follow in selected production departments. Key business support services will also remain active on the site. During the past two weeks, Airbus paused production and assembly work in France and Spain for four days to implement the necessary health and safety measures. Production and assembly in France has resumed gradually since March 23. Commercial aircraft wing production operations in the UK and commercial aircraft production activities in Spain and Canada have been temporarily paused reflecting stock levels and latest government restrictions. Source: Airbus, 04/06/20)

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Contract: Lockheed, $818.2M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Fla., has been awarded an $818,210,722 firm-fixed-price contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Lot 17 and 18 production. This contract provides for 360 Lot 17 JASSM-Extended Range (ER) missiles; 40 Lot 17 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) JASSM-ER missiles; and 390 Lot 18 JASSM-ER missiles. Work will be performed in Orlando and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2024. This award is the result of sole-source acquisition, and fiscal 2018 missile procurement funds in the amount of $767,485,823; and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $50,724,899 will be obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-20-C-0001). (Source: DoD, 04/01/20)

Friday, April 3, 2020

Airbus donates face masks

MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus has donated 40,000 face masks to Mobile and Baldwin counties to protect health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty-thousand masks each have been donated to the Mobile Fire & Rescue Department in Mobile County, and the Emergency Management Agency in Baldwin County. The masks will be distributed in coordination with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Workers at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility use this type of mask during some production activities. The donated masks are part of a shipment sourced by the company and received this week. :Airbus is proud to answer the call to help the heroes in our community through the donation of masks to those on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 virus,” said Daryl Taylor, vice president and general manager of the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility. (Source: Airbus, 04/03/20) Airbus assembles A320 and A220 passenger jets at its Mobile plant.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Contract: Lockheed, $4.7B

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $4,708,927,970 modification (P00033) to previously-awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, firm-fixed-price contract N00019-17-C-0001. This modification is for the procurement of 78 F-35 combat aircraft (48 F-35A combat aircraft for the Air Force, 14 F-35B combat aircraft for the Marine Corps, 16 F-35C fighter aircraft for the Navy) and associated aircraft red gear. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (63%); El Segundo, Calif. (14%); Warton, United Kingdom (9%); Orlando, Fla. (4%); Nashua, N.H. (3%); Baltimore, Md. (3%); San Diego, Calif. (2%); and various locations within and outside the continental U.S. (2%). Work is expected to be complete by March 2023. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $2,723,463,387 will be obligated at time of award and fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,985,464,583 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, 03/31/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $202.8M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $202,800,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee, undefinitized contract that provides engineering, maintenance, logistics manpower and material support to continue to develop, sustain and produce software builds as well as carryout developmental flight tests in support of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Work will be performed at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (40%); Patuxent River, Md. (39%); Fort Worth, Texas (12%); and Orlando, Fla. (9%). This contract action also provides unique sea trials on aircraft carriers for non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants. Work is expected to be complete by September 2020. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $23,962,188; fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $23,962,189; fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $11,380,036; fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Air Force) funds in the amount of $11,380,036; and non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $14,860,313 will be obligated at time of award, $22,760,072 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 (N00019-20-C-0037). (Source: DoD, 03/31/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Lockheed, $22.9M

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $22,902,038 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract that integrates the government of Belgium into the F-35 Lightning II combat aircraft enterprise. Work will be performed at Fort Worth (60%); Orlando, Fla. (10%); Redondo Beach, Calif. (10%); El Segundo, Calif. (10%); and Lancashire, United Kingdom (10%), and covers initial non-recurring engineering and program support for F-35 production, logistics and sustainment. This is part of the government of Belgium's $5.1 billion agreement with the U.S. government for the procurement of the F-35 air system. Work is expected to be complete by September 2023. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $22,902,038 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-4. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0048). (Source: DoD, 03/31/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Contract: Reliance Test, $243.6M

Reliance Test & Technology, Crestview, Fla., has been awarded a $234,632,069 option modification (P00071) to contract FA2486-16-C-0002 for Eglin operations and maintenance support service to exercise Option Period Two. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Fla.; Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; and Holloman AFB, N.M., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2026. Fiscal 2019 Air Force research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) funds in the amount of $250,000; fiscal 2020 Air Force RDT&E funds in the amount of $25,410,000; and fiscal 2020 Army operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $867,000 will be obligated. The total cumulative face value of the contract at the time of award is $773,619,142. Air Force Text Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/31/20)

Contract: Boeing, $39M

The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Okla., has been awarded a $39,049,855 Option Years Four and Five modification (P00016) to contract FA8105-16-D-0002 for KC-135 engineering sustainment services (ESS). The contract modification provides for recurring ESS of the KC-135 aircraft for two option years. Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Okla.; San Antonio, Texas; Huntsville, Ala.; and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2022. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $13,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $109,951,460. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/31/20)

Monday, March 30, 2020

Contract: Pensacola Bay Support, $23.2M

Pensacola Bay Support Services LLC, Cape Canaveral, Fla., is awarded a $23,169,254 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) modification for the exercise of Option Two under an IDIQ contract for base operations support services at Naval Air Station Pensacola and outlying areas: Saufley Field, Corry Station and Bronson Field. Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla., and provides for all management, supervision, labor, equipment, materials, supplies, and tools necessary to perform facilities management; facilities investment, facility maintenance services (non-family housing); utility plant and distribution system operations and maintenance (chiller, electrical, gas, wastewater, steam and water), environmental services and base support vehicles and equipment. The option period is from April 2020 through March 2021. After award of this option, the total cumulative contract value will be $67,945,867. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2020 Defense health program funds in the amount of $18,639,595 for recurring work will be obligated on individual task orders issued during the option period. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N69450-18-D-2013). (Source: DoD, 03/30/20)

Contract: NCS/EMS, $11.9M

NCS/EML SB JV LLC, Louisville, Ky., is awarded a $11,854,362 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) modification for the exercise of Option One under an IDIQ contract for base operations support services at Naval Air Station Whiting Field and outlying areas, and Milton, Fla. Work will be performed in Milton (67%); and outlying areas (33%), to provide facility investment, swimming pools, grounds maintenance and landscaping, utilities management, pest control, electrical, wastewater, steam, water, base support vehicles and equipment, and environmental services. The option period is from April 2020 through March 2021. The total cumulative contract value will be $23,633,062 after the award of this option. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (O&M) (Navy); fiscal 2020 Defense health program; and fiscal 2020 family housing O&M (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $8,226,369 for recurring work will be obligated on individual task orders issued during the option period. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N69450-19-D-1740). (Source: DoD, 03/30/20)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Contract: Pratt and Whitney, $7.7M

Pratt and Whitney - United Technologies Corp., Hartford, Conn., is awarded a $7,681,734 firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00019-20-F-0658) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-8008). This order provides for the production and delivery of seven Lift Fan Inter Stage Vane (LF ISV) kits for the Marine Corps in support of the Joint Strike Fighter program. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind. The new LF ISV will provide lift fan operations over an increased temperature range, improved trailing edge angle conformance and will address vibration and flutter concerns. Work is expected to be complete by July 2021. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,681,734 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, 032420) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Contract: Pratt and Whitney, $193.8M

Pratt and Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, Hartford, Conn., is awarded a $193,780,323 cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm contract for the procurement of long lead materials for the production of low rate initial production of propulsion systems (Lot 15 F135) for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford (56%); North Berwick, Maine (13%); Indianapolis, Ind. (10%); Jupiter, Fla. (7%); Windsor Locks, Conn. (5%); Bristol, United Kingdom (4%); Rockford, Ill. (2%); Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico (2%); and Phoenix, Ariz. (1%), and is expected to be complete by December 2023. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $66,446,810; fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $61,396,328; non-DoD participants funds in the amount of $52,153,031; and FMS funds in the amount of $13,784,154 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($66,446,810; 34.3%); Navy ($30,788,105; 15.9%); Marine Corps ($30,608,223; 15.8%); non-DoD participants ($52,153,031; 26.9%); and FMS customers ($13,784,154; 7.1%). This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0011). (Source: DoD, 03/23/20)

Friday, March 20, 2020

Pandemic halts SLS work

Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi have been elevated to "Stage 4" response level to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that halts indefinitely work on NASA's Space Launch System. The move to the highest level response was announced Thursday by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The Ames Research Center in California is also now Stage 4 and the rest of NASA's centers remain at Stage 3, where they were placed Tuesday. Stage 3 requires mandatory telework and some mission-essential work on site to continue. For Stage 4 only personnel needed to “protect life and critical infrastructure” are allowed at the center. Bridenstine said in the statement that the decision was made because of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the community at both centers, and the diagnosis of one Stennis employee with the disease. The Stage 4 designation will impact work on the Space Launch System and, to a lesser extent, the Orion spacecraft. The core stage for the first SLS mission was recently completed at Michoud and shipped to SSC for testing leading up to a “Green Run” static-fire test later this summer. “The NASA and contractor teams will complete an orderly shutdown that puts all hardware in a safe condition until work can resume,” the statement said. (Sources: SpaceNews, Reuters, 03/19/20)

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Contract: CHC/SJH, $21.5M

CHC/SJH JV LLC, Miami, Fla., was awarded a $21,481,049 firm-fixed price contract for long-term riprap repair of the Walter F. George Dam. Bids were solicited via the internet with five received. Work will be performed at Fort Rucker, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 10, 2021. Fiscal 2019 civil works funds in the amount of $21,481,049 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., is the contracting activity (W91278-20-C-0011). (Source: DoD, 03/19/20)

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

FGNW has new CEO

NICEVILLE, Fla. - Jennifer Conoley has been chosen as the new president and chief executive officer of Florida’s Great Northwest, the regional economic development organization representing 12 counties across northwest Florida. The group began its search for a new CEO at the end of 2019 with the departure of Kim Wilmes. Conoley has over a decade of experience in economic development. For the past seven years, she has served as senior economic development project manager at Gulf Power, and prior to that worked at the Bay Economic Development Alliance in Panama City, Fla. (Source: FGNW, 03/18/20)

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Contract: UTC, $319.8M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded a $319,792,357 modification (P00018) to a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 20 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy, six F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force, and six F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the government of Japan. Work will be performed in East Hartford (67%); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5%); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5%), and is expected to be complete by December 2022. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $193,331,533; fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $73,835,550; and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $52,625,274 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, 03/16/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Contract: General Dynamics, $26.5M

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Inc., Garland, Texas, has been awarded a $26,464,692 firm-fixed-price contract for warhead assemblies. This contract provides for the additional procurement of BLU 111 Engineering Change Proposal warhead assemblies. Work will be performed in Garland, Texas, and is expected to complete by June 2021. Fiscal 2018, 2019 and 2020 procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-19-C-0015). (Source: DoD, 03/13/20)

Contract: Alliant Techsystems, $24.7M

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, doing business as Northrop Grumman Defense Systems, Rocket Center, W.V., has been awarded a $24,695,129 firm-fixed-price contract for warhead assemblies. This contract provides for the additional procurement of BLU 111 Engineering Change Proposal warhead assemblies. Work will be performed in Rocket Center, West Virginia, and is expected to complete by June 2021. Fiscal 2018, 2019 and 2020 procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fl., is the contracting activity (FA8681-19-C-0016). (Source: DoD, 03/13/20)

Contract: Major Tool, $22.8M

Major Tool and Machine Inc., Indianapolis, Ind., has been awarded a $22,796,400 firm-fixed-price contract for warhead assemblies. This contract provides for the additional procurement of BLU 111 Engineering Change Proposal warhead assemblies. Work will be performed in Indianapolis and is expected to complete by June 2021. Fiscal 2018, 2019 and 2020 procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-19-C-0013). (Source: DoD, 03/13/20)