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Defense contracts won in Northern Virginia, Jan. 24-28

The U.S. Department of Defense announced last week the following contracts valued at $5 million or more won by Northern Virginia firms. Check back at the beginning of each week for this report.

Army:

Sentel Corp., Alexandria, Va., was awarded a $36,969,036 firm-fixed-price cost-plus-fixed-fee contract Jan. 20, 2011.  The award will provide for logistics support, property-accountability services, operator-level maintenance and readiness-management operations for the Army Sustainment Command in support of applicable military units and governmental agencies.  Work will be performed in Fort Carson, Colo., Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; Fort Riley, Kan.; Fort Bliss, Texas; White Sands, N.M.; Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Knox, Ky.; and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; with an estimated completion date of Jan. 25, 2013.  Ten bids were solicited with seven bids received.  The U.S. Army Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-10-D-0102). 

DRS Technical Services, Inc., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $22,670,393 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract Jan. 19, 2011.  The award will provide for field service support, operator training, engineer support, communication equipment repair and installation for the Afghan National Police.  Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of July 13, 2011.  One bid was solicited with one bid received.  The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-C-B001). 

DRS Technical Services, Inc., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $7,100,000 firm-fixed-price contract Jan. 20, 2011.  The awarded will provide for 195 Codan Base Stations, 300 Codan high frequency mobile radios and 150 Codan high frequency man-pack radios for the Afghan National Police.  Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2011.  The bid was solicited through the Internet with five bids received.  The U.S. Army Kabul Regional Contracting Center, Kabul, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity (W91B4M-11-P-4177). 

Navy:

A.T. Kearney, Vienna, Va., is being awarded a $23,300,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price contract for the acquisition of services for the facilitation and execution of standardization and life cycle cost analysis studies to develop shelf recommendations for Naval Sea Systems Command and Naval Surface Warfare Center’s commonality program over a period of three years.  The required services (Deep Dives) project methodology involves extremely detailed analysis through many layers of data held at various locations such as Navy data repositories, shipbuilder’s records, original equipment manufacturer records, DoD data bases and federal government data bases.  Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pa. (60 percent); Norfolk, Va. (10 percent); Dahlgren, Va., (10 percent); Crane, Ind. (10 percent); Indian Head, Md. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by July 2014.  Contract funds in the amount of $647,222 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured.  This procurement was processed without providing for full and open competition under statutory authority 10 U.S.C. 2304(c) (1), only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements (FAR 6.302-1).  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N65540-11-D-0003). 

Computational Physics, Inc.,* Springfield, Va., is being awarded a $13,986,544 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for scientific and engineering research and development services to support the development and application of new and existing techniques for remote sensing (including astronomy).  Tasks include:  supporting concept design and feasibility studies, assembly and testing of components or equipment laboratory, in-field or in-flight (in-air or in-space) calibration, validation and operation of deployed systems, analysis of engineering and scientific data; and the development and use of algorithms for analyzing the data.  Work will be performed in the contractor’s facility at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., and work is expected to be completed January 2015.  The amount being awarded at this time is $100,000 and the total cumulative face value of the contract is 13,986,544.  Contract funds in the amount of $100,000 will expire June 2011.  The contract was 100 percent small business set aside by the Naval Research Laboratory under request for proposal number N000173-10-R-AT04.  Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00173-11-C-2002).

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Va., is being awarded an $11,310,976 option exercise modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-6266) for the manufacture of hardware for the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (ARCI) System Improvement and Integration Program for SSGN 726 and 729, and SSN 781.  ARCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial-off-the-shelf based hardware and software.  Work will be performed in Manassas, Va. (70 percent), Clearwater, Fla. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2014.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va., is being awarded a $7,839,198 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-11-D-0032) to exercise an option for technical and engineering services in support of the Special Communication Requirements Division of the Naval Air Warfare center Aircraft Division in support of DoD, Joint Service and other federal agencies communication – electronics advanced technology.  Work will be performed in Lexington Park, Md. (70 percent) and St. Inigoes, Md. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2011.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

M A Federal, Inc. – doing business as iGov.com, McLean, Va., is being awarded an $12,265,866 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract (M67854-10-F-4087) to exercise an option for lots two and three consisting of 60 tactical collaborative work suites (TCWS).  Work will be performed at the contractor’s facilities located in Tampa, Fla. (80 percent) and McLean, Va. (20 percent), and is expected to be completed May 2013.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity. 

Air Force:

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Defense Systems Division of Herndon, Va. was awarded a $49,694,900 contract which will research, develop, and deliver an integrated software solution that improves upon the targeting functionality currently performed by Air Force and joint targeting automation software.  At this time, $2,173 has been obligated.  Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKF, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-11-D-0001; basic orders 0001 and 0002). 

Defense Logistics Agency:

ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing Company, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a maximum $29,663,452 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for turbine fuel. Other locations of performance are Texas and Louisiana.  Using service is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy.  There were originally three proposals solicited with two responses.  The date of performance completion is April 30, 2011.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va. (SP0600-11-D-0475).

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