3 Defense Deals for Northrop Grumman; 2 for SAIC

According to the Department of Defense, “SAIC (NYSE: SAI) is being awarded a $13, 576, 972 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contact with cost-plus-fixed-fee pricing for technical and engineering services in support of the Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP) to provide interoperable communications support to first responder agencies. Support will include voice communications interoperability technical assistance to public jurisdictions, including law enforcement, fire protection, medical emergency services, and others involved in preventing or responding to threats to public safety.  This one-year contract contains two one-year options which, if exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contract to $41, 778, 679.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed Dec. 26, 2011.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured and represents a sole-source award, as authorized under 10 U.S.C. 2304 c (1); only one responsible source and no other suppliers or services will satisfy government requirements.  The intention to award this sole-source contract was published in the Commerce Business Daily, and posted to the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website.  Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific is the contracting activity (N66001-11-D-0051).

“SAIC is being awarded a $10, 957, 245 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for technical and engineering services in support of the Naval Air Systems Command’s Air Vehicle Engineering Department and the manned flight simulator/air combat environment test and evaluation facilities.  Services to be provided support the development and utilization of advanced air vehicle technology for evaluating air vehicle flying qualities and controllability, developing simulation software, and building prototype simulations.  The estimated level of effort is 94, 970 man-hours.  Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed in December 2011.  This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; one offer was received.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-11-D-0030).

“Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is being awarded a $7, 350, 000 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-08-C-0027) for non-recurring efforts associated with productionization of drawing changes in support of E-2D advanced Hawkeye aircraft production.  Work will be performed in Bethpage, N.Y. (71.5 percent), and St. Augustine, Fla. (28.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2012.  Contract funds in the amount of $1, 000, 000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

“Northrop Grumman was awarded a $14, 695, 916 contract modification which will exercise options 15 and 16 for the propulsion system rocket engine life extension program effort on the intercontinental ballistic missile prime integration contract and will provide refurbishment of 96 propulsion system rocket engines, and 12 months of production quality assurance.  At this time, the entire amount has been obligated.  AFNWC/PKME, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (F42610-98-C-0001).

“Northrop Grumman is being awarded an $11, 882, 162 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic order agreement (N00019-10-G-0004) to convert two TE-2C aircraft into E-2C Hawkeye 2000 aircraft.  These efforts will support the transition to an anticipated post-material support date performance based logistics solution.  Work will be performed in Bethpage, N.Y., and is expected to be completed in September 2012.  Contract will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.”

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