Friday, September 20, 2019

Contract: COLSA, $69.6M

COLSA Corp., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $69,618,375 modification (P00050) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA2486-16-F-0031 for technical and management advisory services command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance/cyber support. The contractor will provide additional research, development, test and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.; Gunter Annex, Ala.; Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.; Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Robins Air Force Base, Ga.; Beale Air Force Base, Calif.; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Langley Air Force Base, Va.; and San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2020. This modification involves foreign military sales to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Morocco, NATO, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $183,437,730. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 research and development; and operations and maintenance funds will be used and no funds are being obligated at the time of the award. The Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/20/19)

Contract: Quantitech, $54.7M

Quantitech Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $54,726,755 modification (P00106) to exercise an option on previously awarded FA2486-16-F-0034 for technical and management advisory services range support. The contractor will provide additional diverse research, development, test and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.; Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2020. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $175,192,346. Fiscal 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $20,267 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/20/19)

Contract: Torch, $47.5M

Torch Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $47,489,349 modification (P00089) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA2486-16-F-0030 for technical and management advisory services armament support. The contractor will provide additional diverse research, development, technical, test and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Kirkland Air Force Base, N.M.; and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2020. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $186,317,225. Fiscal 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $5,576,841 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/20/19)

Contract: Bevilacqua, $37.2M

Bevilacqua Research Corp., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $37,229,216 modification (P00081) to exercise an option on previously awarded FA2486-16-F-0033 for technical and management advisory services platforms support. The contractor will provide additional diverse research, development, test and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Duke Field, Fla.; Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.; Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2020. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $130,820,507. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,127,142 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/20/19)

Contract: DCS, $28.2M

DCS Corp., Alexandria, Va., has been awarded a $28,154,855 modification (P00062) to exercise an option on previously awarded FA2486-16-F-0032 for technical and management advisory services electronic warfare support. The contractor will provide additional diverse research, development, test and evaluation, and acquisition support services. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2020. This modification involves foreign military sales to Australia, Bahrain, Japan, Korea, Morocco, NATO, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $58,541,910. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 research and development; and operations and maintenance funds will be used and no funds are being obligated at the time of the award. The Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/20/19)

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Contract: Dawson, $50M

Dawson Enterprises LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, has been awarded an maximum value $50,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity construction requirements contract vehicle for Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirements (SABER) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The maximum dollar value for the five-year ordering period is $50,000,000. SABER is a program that expedites contract execution of base civil engineering (BCE) requirements by reducing design work and acquisition lead times. It is particularly well-suited for reducing the BCE work order backlogs and accomplishing construction, maintenance, and repair requirements on real property that require less than a 35% design effort. Work will be performed on Eglin Air Force Base and is expected to be completed by Sept. 20, 2024. The first task order will be for $1,000 for a post award conference. This award was the result of an 8(a) Direct, Small Business Set Aside to a Native Hawaiian Corporation. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation; and operation and maintenance funds will be utilized for work under this contract award and will be obligated appropriately under each task order. The Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/19/19)

Contract: Vertex, $19M

Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $19,062,362 modification (P00011) to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (N61340-17-D-0005). This is modification exercises an option for Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department support for Chief of Naval Air Training aircraft, tenant activities, and transient aircraft at these locations. Support to be provided includes intermediate-level maintenance, repair, and logistics support services, as well as tools and equipment. Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla. (50 %); Corpus Christi, Texas (45 %); and Whiting Field, Fla. (5 %), and is expected to be completed no later than September 2020. No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/19/19)

Contract: Rolls-Royce, $23.7M

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $23,746,128 task order (N6134019F0166) against a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, requirement contract (N6134019D0004). This order procures high pressure compressor stator vane assemblies to support T-45 F405-RR-401 Adour engines. Work will be performed in Kingsville, Texas (45 %); Meridian, Miss. (44 %); Pensacola, Fla. (10 %); and Patuxent River, Md. (1 %), and is expected to be completed no later than February 2023. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $23,746,128 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/19/19)

TH-57 replacement step closer

The Navy has determined that replacing the TH-57 training helicopters with a more advanced helicopter and new ground based training system will have no significant impact on the quality of the human environment. A finding of no significant impact has been issued and the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required. The Navy is modernizingv its rotary-wing and tilt-rotor integrated pilot production training program at Training Air Wing Five at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, near Milton, Fla., and its respective helicopter training Navy Outlying Landing Fields in Florida. The replacement helicopter has not yet been chosen, but the Advanced Helicopter Training System will replace the TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopters and simulators, and the training tempo will also increase. There will also be changes in operational tactics based on a new curriculum, construction of temporary and permanent supporting facilities, and an increase in personnel. The Navy has made available the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which evaluates the potential environmental effects of the replacement program. The Draft EA was made available for public review and comment from June 28 through July 19, 2019. All comments received were considered in preparing the Final EA. (Source: U.S. Fleet Forces Command, 09/19/19). NoteFinal EA and FONSI

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Contract: L3Harris, $12.9M

L3Harris Technologies Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo., has been awarded a $12,880,167 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification (P01000) to a previously awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for fiscal 2020 Eglin sustainment support. This modification provides sustainment support for the Eglin AN/FPS (Army, Navy/Fixed Ground Detecting/Range and Bearing Search)-85 Radar. The Eglin AN/FPS-85 Radar is a computer-controlled, phased-array radar set operating as a functional entity in the Air Force Space Command Space Surveillance Network. The radar set concurrently performs the functions of detection, target recognition, acquisition and track of many space objects. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020. Total cumulative face value is $12,880,167. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds are being used and no funds are being obligated at time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/18/19)

Contract: M1 Support, $12.4M

M1 Support Services, Denton, Texas, has been awarded a $12,366,227 modification (A00038) to contract FA3002-15-C-0006 for Trainer Maintenance Services. This action is to exercise Option Period Five. Work will be performed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; and satellite site at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2020. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $76,725,152. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds will be used and no funds are being obligated at the time of the award. The 82d Contracting Squadron, Sheppard Air Force Base is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/18/19)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Contract: Major Tool, $9.3M

Major Tool and Machine Inc., Indianapolis, Ind., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $9,339,200 firm-fixed-price contract for low rate initial production modification (PZ0001) to previously awarded contract FA8681-19-C-0013 for the BLU-111 warhead. This modification provides for the definitization for a quantity of BLU-111 warheads produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2020. Fiscal 2019 procurement funds in the amount of $9,339,200 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/17/19)

Contract: General Dynamics, $9.7M

General Dynamics – Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Garland, Texas, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $9,691,384 firm-fixed-price contract for low rate initial production modification (PZ0001) to previously awarded contract FA8681-19-C-0015 for the BLU-111 warhead. This modification provides for the definitization for a quantity of BLU-111 warheads produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed in Garland, Texas, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2020. Fiscal 2019 procurement funds in the amount of $9,691,384 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/17/19)

Contract: Alliant Tech, $8.8M

Alliant TechSystems Operations LLC – ATK Tactical Propulsion and Control, Rocket Center, W.Va., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $8,762,690 firm-fixed-price contract for low rate initial production modification (PZ0001) to previously awarded contract FA8681-19-C-0016 for the BLU-111 warhead. This modification provides for the definitization for a quantity of BLU-111 warheads produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed in Rocket Center, West Virginia, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2020. Fiscal 2019 ammunition procurement funds in the amount of $8,762,690 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/17/19)

Contract: Enfield, $7.2M

Enfield Enterprises Inc., Springfield, Mass., has been awarded a $7,221,081 requirements contract for the replacement of Halon and electrical at Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility. This contract consists of furnishing all plant, labor, materials and equipment, and performing all operations in connection with the replacement of Halon and electrical at Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., in accordance with the specifications and drawings. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base and is expected to be completed by May 26, 2020. This award was the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal 2019 3600 research, development, test and evaluation funds are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Test Center, Eglin Air Force Base, is the contracting activity (FA2823-19-C-A044). (Source: DoD, 09/17/19)

Monday, September 16, 2019

Contract: Kratos, $35M

Kratos Unmanned Systems Division, Sacramento, Calif., has been awarded a $35,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Air Force Subscale Aerial Target peculiar spares. Work will be performed at Sacramento and is expected to be complete by March 30, 2024. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $185,606; and fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $35,255 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8678-19-D-0001). (Source: DoD, 09/16/19)

Contract: Harper, $95.4M

Harper Construction Company Inc., San Diego, Calif., is awarded a $95,355,749 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of the P-284 F-35C maintenance hangar at Naval Air Station, Lemoore, Calif. The project includes construction of a two-module Type I aircraft maintenance hangar, associated airfield pavements, operational and munitions storage, renovation of an existing battery shop, and building a new tool room. Project provides temporary facilities. Work will be performed in Lemoore and is expected to be completed by November 2021. Fiscal 2019 military construction (Navy) contract funds for $95,621,143 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with five proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, is the contracting activity (N62473-19-C-2455). (Source: DoD, 09/16/19) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.

Contract: L3 Doss, $9.4M

L3 Doss Aviation, Colorado Springs, Colo., was awarded a $9,424,653 firm-fixed-price contract for advanced helicopter flight training support services. Bids were solicited via the internet with seven received. Work will be performed in Fort Rucker, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2026. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $7,643 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is the contracting activity (W9124G-19-C-0006). (Source: DoD, 09/16/19)

Sunday, September 15, 2019

WTO ruling may impact Mobile

In a World Trade Organization ruling that may impact the Airbus operation in Mobile, Ala., Politico is reporting that the WTO ruled in favor of the U.S. in the dispute over Airbus subsidies. The confidential decision was sent to Brussels and Washington on Friday. It gives the United States the go-ahead to impose billions in punitive tariffs on EU products in retaliation for illegal subsidies granted to Europe's Airbus. President Trump will likely soon announce tariffs on European products ranging from cheeses to Airbus planes in an amount close to $10 billion, Politico reports. The U.S. can choose products from a previously compiled list and tax them at different rates to claw back the total amount of damage resulting from the EU subsidies. The list contains EU aircraft parts, a move that EU officials said was designed explicitly to disrupt the company's supply and manufacturing chain by depriving the company of the parts it needs for the final assembly of its A320 series in Mobile, Ala. The ruling is the culmination of a decades-long dispute on whether EU countries have illegally supported Airbus by granting subsidized loans known as “launch aid” for the development of the A350 and A380 models. The U.S. first filed the complaint in 2006. A parallel complaint by the EU, alleging illegal U.S. subsidies for Boeing, is also being examined by the WTO and a ruling is expected in about eight months.  (Source: Politico, 09/14/19)

Friday, September 13, 2019

Tyndall progress report

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Tyndall Air Force Base is undertaking most of its missions again and is planning repairs - designing and demolition work - 11 months after Category 5 Hurricane Michael. During the third Industry Day event at Florida State University-Panama City, Tyndall officials gave updates on rebuilding. Col. Brian Laidlow, commander of the 325th Fighter Wing, said airmen have implemented temporary fixes to bring missions back online. "Today at Tyndall we’re doing nearly all of our pre-storm missions. We’re doing it with about 80 percent of our people and we’re doing it at only half of our facilities because that’s all that survived.” Permanent repairs, planning and pre-design, demolition and design work are underway, according to a presented timeline. Permanent construction is expected to go into fiscal year 2024. Tyndall will get up to three squadrons of F-35s starting in 2023 and remains the “preferred alternative” as the future home of 24 MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft, Laidlaw said. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 09/12/19)