This week there has been significant activity surrounding contract awards across a variety of fields such as aquatic vehicle design and maintenance, technical assistance, IT development and support, land vehicles and more. Notable activity includes:
- General Dynamics winning a Navy contract to design a Columbia-class submarine
- ECS Federal winning a DARPA technical assistance IDIQ
- The Dell EMC-General Dynamics-Microsoft team win of a USAF cloud enterprise contract
- Oshkosh winning an Army contract to build medium tactical vehicle variants
- Jacobs winning a test, evaluation, certification services contract from DISA
- Sierra Nevada’s win on an IDIQ contract for USSOCOM counter-IED tech support
- A Maersk subsidiary receiving a Navy contract for sealift vessel maintenance
- Leidos Innovation Corp. winning a NASA space cargo handling contract
- Raytheon winning a contract to support NOAA’s weather forecasting system
The Department of Defense announced on Thursday that it had awarded a potential $5 billion contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat and tasked the GD subsidiary with completing design work on the lead Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine for the U.S. Navy. The Integrated Product and Process Development contract includes fund for the development of submarine components and technologies as well as manufacturing of a missile tube module and a reactor compartment bulkhead.
On Wednesday, ECS Federal announced that it landed a spot on a potential five-year, $200 millioncontract for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s strategic technology office. Under the contract, ECS Federal will lead a team of specialized technical experts from several small businesses, independent contractors and subcontractors to support DARPA CTO operations. ECS CEO George Wilson noted that the contract award will help reinforce the company’s position as a technical advisor to DARPA and will reiterate its dedication to providing expertise on defense-related technologies.
Another contract win from Wednesday was the potential five-year, $1 billion Air Force contract awarded to a team composed of Dell EMC, General Dynamics and Microsoft. The team will be tasked with building a cloud-based collaboration and unified communications platform. The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service awarded the contract as a segment of the Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services initiative that is a follow-on to the Collaboration Pathfinder system. Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMC’s federal business, expressed gratitude for the confidence the Air Force has in Dell EMC and his enthusiasm to be working alongside General Dynamics and Microsoft.
Oshkosh also had a significant contract win on Wednesday, as its defense segmentreceived a $466.8 million contract modification to produce medium tactical vehicle variants for the U.S. Army. The variants will be based on the FMTV A1P2 technical data package. FMTVs are armored vehicles with multiple technologies that protect crew, transport military equipment and personnel, and receover other vehicles and weapons.
The Department of Defense announced on Tuesday that Jacobs Technology, a business united of Jacobs Engineering Group, won a potential $480 million contract to provide test, evaluation and certification support services to the Defense Information Systems Agency. The contract has a two-year base period that will conclude on September 20th, 2019, followed by three one-year option periods and an additional six-month option.
On Monday Sierra Nevada Corp. secured a potential five-year, $205 million contract toprovide support services for electronic warfare technology used by USSOCOM to disrupt radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. Sierra Nevada Corp. will support USSOCOM’s Dismounted Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare systems. Work will be performed in California and Nevada through September 12, 2022.
Another Monday announcement was U.S. Marine Management Inc. (a Maersk Linesubsidiary) receiving a potential five-year, $196.3 million contract from the Navy. U.S. Marine Management Inc. will aid the Navy with the operation and maintenance of sevenUSNS Bob Hope-class military vehicle cargo ships. The Department of Defense noted that the contract has a 12-month base period and will run through September 2018.
On Saturday, NASA announced that it awarded a potential $159 million contract to packpressurized cargo for delivery to and from the International Space Station to a Leidossubsidiary. Leidos Innovations Corp. will provide NASA with engineering sustainment services for transport hardware, flight crew equipment, simple payload facilities, payload support items and ancillary system hardware in support of deliveries to the ISS under theCargo Mission Contract 3.
Last Friday, Raytheon announced that it won a potential 10-year, $269 million contract to assist the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service in operating and maintaining a system designed to generate weather forecasts and warnings. Raytheon said that it will continue to manage and update hardware, software, architecture and communications tools for the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System. The single-award recompete contract has a six-year base with a pair of two-year option periods.