CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF
18 Dec 07. Raytheon Missile Systems Co., DBA Raytheon Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $32,925,205 order on a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-07-D-0001) to provide full recertification of 166 All-Up-Round (AUR) Tomahawk Missiles for the U. S. Navy and six AUR Tomahawk Missiles for the Government of the United Kingdom. The order will also procure Systems Engineering Integration Agent support and fixed support for Encanisterization/Decanisterization of MK-14 AUR missiles. This contract will fulfill requirements for the U.S. Navy ($31,835,605; 97 percent) and the United Kingdom ($1,089,600; 3 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. (80 percent) and Camden, Ark. (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in Apr. 2009. Contract funds in the amount of $31,835,605 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.
18 Dec 07. Eight Chinooks to boost operations in Afghanistan. A £62m contract with Boeing to convert eight Chinook Mk3 helicopters to a support helicopter role was announced by the MoD. The contract between MoD and Boeing was signed on Friday 14 December 2007. The overall cost to the defence budget to modify these helicopters is expected to be £90.1m of which £62m is the contract with Boeing. Design work will take place at Boeing in Philadelphia and modification work will be done by QinetiQ at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire, Hampshire.
17 Dec 07. Northrop Grumman Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $23,415,693 firm-fixed-price contract to provide 10 AN/AAQ-28 LITENING AT Block two Pods and the associated hardware and services required to operate and maintain the system. All services are being performed in support of the F/A-18 aircraft program for the Government of Finland under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Ill. and is expected to be completed in Dec. 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-08-C-0007).
17 Dec 07. General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $38m contract modification from the U.S. Marine Corps System Command for the production of 12 common modules and 24 capability set III Combat Operations Centers. The modules and capability sets will be combined to become six operations centers used by higher-level Marine Corps commanders. Deliveries are expected to be complete by July 2009.
17 Dec 07. Hesco Bastion Ltd., Great Britain is being awarded a maximum $195,000,000.00 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for Concertainer Defense Walls. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Facilities maintenance, Class IV IST is exercising the first 90-day option on this bridge contract for continued support of 24 NSNs. This extension is valid until Mar. 16, 2008, which is the date of performance completion. The contracting activity is Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa (SPM500-04-D-0239).
19 Dec 07. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Missile and Fires Control, Dallas, Texas, was awarded on Dec. 13, 2007, a $193,800,000 firm-fixed price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for 101 Each Army Tactical Missile System Block and Anti-Personnel/Anti-Material Guided Missile Launching Assembly and Support efforts. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, and is expected to be completed July 31, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There was 1 bid solicited on March 14, 2007, and 1 bid was received. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting act