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25 Jun 13. Briggs Equipment awarded £87m MoD contract. Briggs Equipment has been awarded a multi-million pound contract that will see it supply, manage and maintain a mixed fleet of mechanical handling equipment for the UK Ministry of Defence. Worth circa £87m over the next seven years, the announcement follows an extensive tender process during which Briggs demonstrated its ability to manage approx. 3000 assets across 302 locations both in the UK and 13 other countries, as well as Royal fleet auxiliary ships. The company also drew on 15 years’ experience of working with the armed services through its Defence Logistics Support (DLS) Division. A significant element of the contract is the replacement of 1,046 assets as part of a projected capital spend of around £31.5m over the next seven years. Approximately 84% of these assets will be sourced in the UK, providing a major boost for the country’s industry. Forklifts, tractors, trailers, side loaders and container handlers are all within the agreement, as is warehousing equipment and other products from a total of 23 different manufacturers, chosen for their performance and reliability.

AIR

26 Jun 13. Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $30,302,022 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract (N00019-11-C-0020) for the manufacture and delivery of nine Mission Avionics Systems and Common Cockpits for the MH-60R for the Danish Government’s Defence Acquisition and logistics organization under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y. (71 percent); Farmingdale, N.Y. (10 percent); Woodland Hills, Calif. (8 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3 percent); Ciudad Real, Spain (3 percent); Bennington, Vt. (2 percent); Lewisville, Texas (1 percent); and various locations throughout the United States (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2018. FMS contract funds in the amount of $30,302,022 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

TECHNOLOGY

24 Jun 13. MASS, a Cohort plc company, has been appointed to provide specialist cloud services to the UK Government. Known as the G-Cloud, this cross-government programme of work will deliver fundamental changes in the way the public sector procures and operates information and communication technology. MASS, an independent systems house, has a proven pedigree of providing secure integrated networks and managed services to various government agencies and will, therefore, be able to support the Government in its drive for savings and the delivery of secure, faster ICT services. The G-Cloud strategy will enable the UK Government to:
* achieve large, cross government economies of scale;
* deliver ICT systems that are flexible and responsive to demand in order to support government policies and strategies;
* take advantage of new technologies in order to deliver faster business benefits and reduce cost;
* meet environmental and sustainability targets;
* allow government to procure in a way that encourages a dynamic and responsive supplier marketplace and supports emerging suppliers.

USA

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26 Jun 13. DRS-Sustainment Systems, Inc., Saint Louis, Mo., has been awarded an $8,063,154 (estimated) delivery order (022) for a fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract (FA8519-12-D-0002) for Vehicle Depot Overhaul of eight Tunner 60K Loaders. Work will be performed at West Plains, Mo., and is expected to be completed by June 13, 2014. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2013 Working Capital funds and Operations and Maintenance funds in the amount of $7,906,094 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WNKBBA is the contracting activity.

25 Jun 13. iGov Awarded $500m TACLAN Recompete Contract to Produce T

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