This week the GovCon industry witnessed a number of significant contract awards, many of which focused on R&D, space, IT services and missile defense. Let’s take a quick look at some of this week’s most noteworthy contract awards.
The largest contract awarded in the past week was Lockheed Martin’s $8 billion follow-on for global logistics support for the U.S. Special Forces. U.S. Special Operations Command awarded Lockheed with a potential ten-year contract to continue providing logistics support services to the nation’s special operations force. The Department of Defense noted that Lockheed will be supporting program and enterprise management functions for USSOCOM’s program executive office of the special operations forces support activity.
Boeing secured an additional $7.13 billion in funds to continue its C-17 Globemaster III sustainment efforts. The contract modification raised the ceiling value of a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract following an increase in C-17 fleet and operating bases. The C-17 airlifter is designed to transport large equipment, supplies and troops.
Although not strictly within the last week, Jacobs was awarded a $4.6 billion follow-on contract to deliver products and services in support of the Missile Defense Agency’s operations, test and training activities. The Defense Department said that Jacobs will support missions of Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center as well as MDA’s enterprise communications and information technology environment under the follow-on contract.
The California Institute of Technology was awarded a potential $2.5 billion IDIQ contract to support NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Caltech will manage the development and sustainment of core competencies for NASA-funded projects in astrophysics, aeronautics, Earth and planetary sciences, heliophysics and space. Caltech will also oversee competed and peer-reviewed research activities sponsored by NASA and will manage the Deep Space Network as well.
The Air Force selected Northrop Grumman and Aurora Flight Sciences to receive positions on a potential eight-year, $499 million contract to research, develop and demonstrate aerospace vehicle systems designed to deliver weapons, cargo and other payloads to warfighters. The Air Force Research Laboratory will obligate $100,000 from fiscal 2017 R&D funds to each company at the time of award.
Lockheed Martin also won a spot on the aforementioned potential eight-year, $499 million contract from the Air Force for research and development of aerospace vehicle systems. The Defense Department announced Lockheed’s addition on Thursday, saying that Lockheed will support the Aerospace Systems Air Platform Technology Research Program at Fort Worth.
ManTech International was awarded a contract from NASA this week, receiving a potential ten-year, $450 million contract to provide management and information technology services in support of the Institutional Computing Environment at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. ManTech said that the contract’s base value is $180 million, covering IT, collaborative engineering, integrated personal collaboration services, cybersecurity and cellular infrastructure support. ManTech anticipates utilizing its cyber, analytics, systems engineering, software and enterprise IT experience in supporting the JPL.
ASRC Federal’s data solutions business secured a potential five-year, $319 million contract to support infrastructure, applications and communication functions at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA noted that ASRC Federal will provide products and services to KSC as well as other NASA facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Vandenberg Air Force Base under the firm-fixed-price contract.
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