A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson
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 DynamicsÂ winning a Navy contract to design aÂ Columbia-class submarine
ECS FederalÂ winning a DARPA technical assistance IDIQ
TheÂ Dell EMC-General Dynamics-MicrosoftÂ team win of a USAF cloud enterprise contract
OshkoshÂ winning an Army contract to build medium tactical vehicle variants
JacobsÂ winning a test, evaluation, certification services contract from DISA
Sierra NevadaâsÂ win on an IDIQ contract for USSOCOM counter-IED tech support
AÂ MaerskÂ subsidiary receiving a Navy contract for sealift vessel maintenance
LeidosÂ InnovationÂ Corp. winning a NASA space cargo handling contract
RaytheonÂ winning a contract to support NOAAâs weather forecasting system
The Department of Defense announced on Thursday that it hadÂ awardedÂ a potential $5 billion contract toÂ General Dynamics Electric BoatÂ and tasked the GD subsidiary with completing design work on the leadÂ Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine for the U.S. Navy. TheÂ Integrated Product and Process DevelopmentÂ 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,Â ECS FederalÂ announcedÂ that it landed a spot on a potential five-year, $200 millioncontract for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencyâs 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 companyâs 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 contractÂ awardedÂ to a team composed ofÂ Dell EMC, General Dynamics and Microsoft. The team will be tasked with building a cloud-based collaboration and unified communications platform. The General Services Administrationâs Federal Acquisition Service awarded the contract as a segment of theÂ Cloud Hosted Enterprise ServicesÂ initiative that is a follow-on to theÂ Collaboration PathfinderÂ system. Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMCâs 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.
OshkoshÂ also had a significant contract win on Wednesday, as its defense segmentreceivedÂ a $466.8 million contract modification to produce medium tactical vehicle variants for the U.S. Army. The variants will be based on theÂ FMTV A1P2Â 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 thatÂ Jacobs Technology, a business united of Jacobs Engineering Group,Â wonÂ 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 MondayÂ Sierra Nevada Corp.Â securedÂ 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 USSOCOMâsÂ Dismounted Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic WarfareÂ systems. Work will be performed in California and Nevada through September 12, 2022.
Another Monday announcement wasÂ U.S. Marine Management Inc. (aÂ MaerskÂ Linesubsidiary)Â receivingÂ 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 itÂ awardedÂ a potential $159 million contract to packpressurized cargo for delivery to and from the International Space Station to aÂ 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,Â RaytheonÂ announcedÂ that it won a potential 10-year, $269 million contract to assist the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationâs 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 theÂ Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System. The single-award recompete contract has a six-year base with a pair of two-year option periods.
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