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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and Fredericksburg.com. This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Defense contracts with local(ish) connection, Feb. 21-25

The U.S. Department of Defense announced last week the following contracts valued at $5 million or more that have a tie to Northern Virginia or the Fredericksburg region. Check back at the beginning of each week for this report.

Navy:

Trident Systems, Inc.*, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $49,479,041 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the developmental engineering, prototyping, and providing limited quantity items in support of the Special Surveillance Program in support of the Navy and other Department of Defense and government agencies.  This is a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research contract under topics SC05, OSD07-106, and N-01-136.  The objective of this effort is the development and optimization of core technologies that will improve operational performance and effectiveness of small unmanned aerial vehicle systems for persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.  Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va. (90 percent), and Afghanistan (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2013.  Contract funds in the amount of $470,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-5.  The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-11-C-0006).

Sodexo Management, Inc., Gaithersburg, Md., is being awarded a $66,263,607 performance-based, fixed-price service contract with incentive and award fee provisions (East Coast Regional Garrison Food Services Contract II) to operate and manage 31 Marine Corps garrison mess halls located on the East Coast of the continental United States.  The contract includes seven one-year options which, if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value of the contract to $925,989,850.  Work will be performed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. (45 percent); Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Marine Corps Air Station, New River, Jacksonville, N.C. (38 percent); Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va. (7 percent); Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., and Boguefield, Havelock, N.C. (6 percent); Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C. (2 percent); Marine Corps Barracks, Washington, D.C. (1 percent); and Marine Corps Air Station, Norfolk, Va. (1 percent).  The basic contract will be completed Sept. 30, 2011 (with all options exercised, completed Sept. 30, 2018).  Contract funds in the amount of $66,263,607 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via Request for Proposal M00027-09-R-0001 released and posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website under full and open competition procedures, with three proposals received.  Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (M00027-11-C-0003).

Lafayette Group, Inc.*, Vienna, Va., is being awarded an $18,042,428 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contact with cost-plus-fixed-fee pricing for technical support to federal, state, and local government agencies engaged in a wide range of command, control, communications, computers and intelligence activities supporting communications interoperability for public safety.  This three-year contract includes two one-year options which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to an estimated $30,954,047.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (85 percent), and Vienna, Va. (15 percent), and is expected to be completed March 1, 2014.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with seven offers received.  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-11-D-0013).

All Native Service Co., Bellevue, Neb., is being awarded a $14,634,744 cost-plus-fixed fee research and development contract for technology advancement support services to enhance sensor technologies in areas such as infrared, laser, thermal imaging and other related sensor technologies.  The Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate currently has a Cerberus Lite system which requires a trailer mounted vehicle to transport the system.  Contractor support services are required to promote research and development which will result in a prototype of a Cerberus Lite system, capable of becoming a four-person, hand-carried portable unit.  The contract includes two options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $44,398,511.  Work will be performed at Fort Belvoir, Va. (23 percent); Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz. (11 percent); Fort Rucker, Ala. (11 percent); Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. (11 percent); Fort Sill, Okla. (11 percent); Fort Huachuca, Ariz. (11 percent); Redstone, Ala. (11 percent); and Jefferson Proving Grounds, Ind. (11 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by February 2012.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The contract was not competitively procured.  This contract was procured as an 8(a) requirement acquisition in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(5).  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-11-D-0009).

Lockheed Martin MS2, Moorestown, N.J., was awarded on Feb. 24 a $7,500,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-03-C-5115) to exercise an option for engineering services for DDG 51 class and CG 47 class Aegis combat system installation, integration and test, and fleet life cycle engineering support for the program executive officer for Integrated Warfare Systems.  Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J. (50 percent); Baltimore, Md. (25 percent); Norfolk, Va. (8 percent); Washington, D.C. (5 percent); Akron, Ohio (5 percent); Mayport, Fla. (2 percent); San Diego, Calif. (1 percent); Oxnard, Calif. (1 percent); Bath, Maine (1 percent); Pascagoula, Miss. (1 percent); and Dahlgren, Va. (1 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by September 2011.  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.

Defense Logisitics Agency:

South Alabama Regional Airport Authority, Andalusia, Ala., is being awarded a maximum $11,079,665 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel.  There are no other locations of performance.  Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies.  There were originally 145 proposals solicited with 158 responses.  The date of performance completion is March 31, 2015.  The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-D-0007).

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