Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Contract: Arete, $13.3M

ArĂȘte Associates, Northridge, Calif., is awarded a $13,321,081 cost-plus-fixed fee and firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract for engineering services and provisioned item orders for the AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block I System. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $92,907,021. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. (40%); Valparaiso, Fla. (35%); Rancho Bernardo, Calif. (15%); and Santa Rosa, Calif. (10%), and is expected to be completed by September 2022. If all options are exercised work will continue through September 2028. Fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $663,582 (56%); and fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $531,932 (44%) will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-(5) as a continuation of work performed under prior Phase III Small Business Innovation Research Program authorized under 15 U.S. Code § 638(r)(4) and 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(5). The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity (N61331-21-D-0006). (Source: DoD, 09/20/21)