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CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF 26/11/04

18 Nov 04. SI International, Inc. has been awarded a prime contract to provide logistics support to the Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Depot Maintenance Operations and Programs Divisions at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. The competitively won task order is valued at approximately $11.4m over a five-year period, which includes a one-year base period and four one-year options. Under the contract, SI International will perform a variety of services to enhance Air Force depot level maintenance by assisting the Depot Maintenance Activity Group (DMAG). Tasks include: conducting analytical studies, performing material financial analysis, supporting logistics program implementation, administering information systems, updating web pages, and maintaining databases. SI International has provided logistical support to the DMAG for over six years.

18 Nov 04. Armor Holdings Inc. received a $53m contract to provide replacement ballistic glass for the Army’s armored ground vehicles. The company said the exact quantities of glass will be determined by replacement needs of the high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles, or HMMWVs. The jeep-like trucks are used to carry troops, armaments, shelter and missiles as well as serving as ambulances and scout vehicles. The three-year deal includes an initial order, previously announced, of $11m worth of ballistic glass for delivery in early 2005. The company said it expects additional orders in 2005 as inventory is used. The work will be performed at Armor Holdings’ Cincinnati facilities.

18 Nov 04. Raytheon Systems d/b/a Raytheon Systems Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $158,222,040 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-04-C-0006) to exercise an option for the procurement of AIM-9X Tactical Missiles for the U.S. Air Force (178) and the U.S. Navy (93), and the Governments of Poland (178), Denmark (60), South Korea (41), and Switzerland (1 Lot (quantity classified); Captive Air Training Missiles for the U.S. Air Force (70) and the U.S. Navy (42), and the Governments of Denmark (32); Poland (20), and Switzerland (3); and containers for the U.S. Air Force (69) and the U.S. Navy (39), and the Governments of Denmark (28), Switzerland (24), and South Korea (10). This contract combines purchases of the U.S. Air Force ($43,397,637; 27 percent), U.S. Navy ($23,559,216; 15 percent), and the Governments of Poland ($46,416,730; 29 percent); Switzerland ($18,852,323; 12 percent); Denmark ($16,000,976; 10 percent); and South Korea ($9,995,158; 7 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz. (84 percent); Rocket Center, W.Va. (13 percent) and Andover, Mass. (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

18 Nov 04. Northrop-Grumman Space and Mission, Clearfield, Utah, is being awarded a $24,018,130 cost-plus award-fee contract modification to provide upgrade in replacing the existing Secure Data Units (known as the KI-22, with modern technology and components). The Replacement Secure Data Unit (known as the KS-60) will perform encryption and decryption functions to support National Security Agency supplied algorithms. Incremental funding for FY05. The location of performance is the Boeing Co., Anaheim, Calif. At this time, $22,052,879 of the funds hasbeen obligated. This work will be complete by September 2007. Negotiations were completed February 2004. The Headquarters Ogden Air Logistics Center is the contracting activity (F42610-98-C-0001).

18 Nov 04. Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems, Sealy, Texas, was awarded on Nov. 17, 2004, a $35,355,175 modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for 813 Low Signature Armor Cabs for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles. Work will be performed in Sealy, Texas, and is expecte

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