Tom Sharpe: GSA Finalizes OASIS Contract Vehicle Awards; 74 Firms to Compete in Unrestricted Portion

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The General Services Administration has awarded 74 companies positions on the unrestricted portion of a government-wide professional services contract. GSA developed the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services and small business counterpart OASIS SB to function as acquisition vehicles that give federal agencies an integrated tool to acquire professional services, GSA said Monday. Click here to...

BAE, SAIC to Compete for Marine Carrier Vehicle Design Services Work

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BAE Systems and Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) have won two five-year contracts worth up to $205,966,570 combined to perform design and development work for a U.S. Marine Corps personnel carrier vehicle program. Four bids were submitted to the Marine Corps Systems Command for the firm-fixed-price contract and each contract has an initial value of $27,796,449, the Defense Department...

Deltek’s Ashley Bergander: Government Likely to Soon Solicit Bids on Several Multi-Billion Dollar GWACs

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Deltek expects the government to start accepting bids to win positions on three large contracts in the next two months, research manager Ashley Bergander wrote Monday for the Washington Post. The Herndon-based industry research firm believes the multiple-award, government-wide federal contracts will provide teaming opportunities for large and small contractors. By June, Deltek anticipates the Defense...

Germany, US Ink $250M Foreign Sales Deal for Orion Computer Equipment

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The U.S. State Department has approved a proposed $250 million foreign military sales agreement with Germany, where the U.S. would provide hardware and software for eight Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) P-3C aircraft owned by Germany. Lockheed and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) are the prime contractors for the sales deal, through which Germany intends to update the mission computer and acoustic systems...

Army Picks 3 Firms for $200M Air Force Healthcare Facility Repair IDIQ

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded positions on a potential three-year, $200 million contract to three firms for design and repair work at Air Force Medical Service healthcare facilities. Twenty-five bids were submitted to the Corps for the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award task order contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Aerostar SES, TMG...

Navy Orders Northrop Mission Computers for Marine Corps’ Viper, Venom Choppers

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide mission computers to the U.S. Marine Corps for two types of attack helicopters under a $10.6 million low-rate initial production contract. The Marines use the company’s second-generation Flight Pro computers on the UH‑1Y Venom and AH‑1Zk Viper helicopters and plans to install the third-generation computer on future rotorcraft, Northrop said Thursday. The...

Australia to Buy 58 Lockheed F-35 Jets for $12B

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Australia will purchase 58 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jets for nearly $11.64 billion in addition to the 14 planes the country ordered in 2009, Reuters reported Wednesday. Matt Siegal and Andrea Shalal report that Australia intends to give its air force enough jets to create three operational squadrons and one training squadron through the new order. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said at...

Acentia, USPTO to Enter Patent Classification Database Project’s 2nd Phase

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Acentia will help the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office design and develop software for the second phase of a database the agency operates in a partnership with the European Patent Office. The Cooperative Patent Classification database is intended to function as a common classification structure and help patent examiners access CPC symbols and allocations, Acentia said Monday. Under a one-year contract...

Air Force Taps 5 Firms for $75M Property Renovation IDIQ

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded five positions on a potential one-year, $75 million contract for maintenance and repair work on military and federal property. The Air Force received 29 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award construction contract and will award task orders to perform work, the Defense Department said Monday. Work will take place at Holloman Air Force Base,...

Navy Increases Harris’ SATCOM Terminal Contract Ceiling to $250M; Ed Zoiss Comments

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will deliver 120 shipboard satellite communications terminals to the U.S. Navy under an eight-year, $133 million contract. This award increases the total potential value of the Commercial Broadband Satellite Program Unit Level Variant contract to more than $250 million through 2022, Harris said Monday. Ed Zoiss, vice president and general manager of defense programs for Harris...