Major Contract Awards

Army Awards $500 Million Procurement Contract. Harris, Rochester, N.Y., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $500,000,000. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to raise the price ceiling in support of the procurement of radios, support equipment, data and services. Work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of December 15, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.

Air Force Awards $427 Million Training and Support Contract. Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide both an advanced aircrew trainer and a light air support aircraft to establish air combat capability for allied countries under the Building Partnership Capacity program. Delivery Order 0001 was awarded for $427,459,708 for 20 Light Air Support Aircraft, one computer based trainer, one basic aviation training device, one flight training device, six mission planning stations, six mission debrief systems, long lead spares for interim contractor support, outside the continental United States base activation, site surveys, flight certification to U.S. Air Force military type certification standards, and data. The location of performance for Delivery Order 0001 effort is Sparks, Nev., and Jacksonville, Fla. The maximum amount that can be ordered under this contract is $950,000,000. The contract period of performance goes through February 26, 2019 and Delivery Order 0001 work is expected to be complete by April 2015. This award is the result of a full and open competition, and two offers were received. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

Navy Awards $333 Million Parts Contract for Fighter Aircraft. Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $333,786,000 fixed-price-incentive (firm-target), advance acquisition contract to provide long lead-time parts, materials and components required for the delivery for the 35 Low Rate Initial Production lot VIII F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft: 19 conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft for the U.S. Air Force; six short takeoff vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps; four Carrier Variant aircraft for the U.S. Navy; four STOVL for the United Kingdom; and two CTOL aircraft for the Government of Norway. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in February 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $333,786,000 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force ($155,190,000, 46 percent); the U. S. Marine Corps ($85,380,000, 26 percent); and the U.S. Navy ($27,470,000, 8 percent); the United Kingdom ($45,037,000, 14 percent); and Norway ($20,709,000, 6 percent). This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting authority.

Navy Awards $234 Million Management, Technical Services, Installation Contract of Auxiliary Weapons. Oceaneering International, Chesapeake, Va.; and General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn. are each being awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts with an estimated ceiling of $181,831,426 for Oceaneering International and an estimated ceiling of $215,518,065 for Electric Boat Corp., for services to support submarine safety program (SUBSAFE) and intermediate level work. This contract will provide technical management, administrative and technical services, materials, tools, equipment, facilities, and required support to accomplish installation, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of main and auxiliary, weapons, hull, mechanical and electrical equipment. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va. (22 percent); Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (22 percent); Puget Sound, Wash. (22 percent); San Diego, Calif. (6 percent); Kittery, Maine (5 percent); Kings Bay, Ga. (5 percent); Bangor, Wash (5 percent); Guam (5 percent); Yokosuka, Japan (4 percent); New London, Conn. (3 percent); and Washington, D.C. (1 percent), and is expected to complete in February 2018. Fiscal 2013 Operations Maintenance Navy contract funds in the amount of $412,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured through Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities websites, with two offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Defense Logistics Agency Awards $181 Million Ration Item Contract. The Wornick Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded contract. The award is a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $181,739,242 for various polymeric entrée ration items. Location of performance is Ohio with a February 28, 2016 performance completion date. Using military services are Army and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 Defense Working Capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

Defense Logistics Agency Awards $150 Million Ration Item Contract. AmeriQual Group L.L.C., Evansville, Ind., was awarded contract. The award is a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum $150,730,396 for various polymeric entrée ration items. Location of performance is Indiana with a February 28, 2016 performance completion date. Using military services are Army and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 Defense Working Capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.