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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: This Week’s Most Significant Contract Awards

Weekly Roundup
September 18 – September 22 2017

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 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.


Weekly Contract Awards
This week’s top GovCon contract awards. ECS Federal, Dell EMC, Microsoft, General Dynamics, Oshkosh, Orbital ATK, Jacobs Engineering Group, KBR, Serco Group and many others.
Northrop to Buy Orbital ATK in Potential $9.2B Deal; Wes Bush, David Thompson Comment
Northrop Grumman has agreed to purchase Orbital ATK for approximately $9.2 billion in a push to accelerate innovation efforts and expand technology offerings.
House Oversight Panel OKs Bill to Restrict Use of LPTA-Based Contracts in Federal Procurements
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has passed a bill that would limit the use of “lowest price, technically acceptable” methods by federal agencies in the procurement of technology platforms and services.
Jacobs Wins Potential $480M Contract for DISA Test, Evaluation, Certification Services
A business unit of Jacobs Engineering Group has won a potential $480 million contract to provide test, evaluation and certification support services to the Defense Information Systems Agency.
M1 Awarded $387M Fort Rucker Rotary Aviation Training Support Contract
M1 Support Services has won a potential 10-year, $387 million to support U.S. Army and Air Force rotary aviation training efforts at Fort Rucker in Alabama.
Senate Approves $700B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2018
The Senate on Monday approved through an 89-8 vote a bill that would authorize $700 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2018.
Dell EMC-General Dynamics-Microsoft Team Lands $1B USAF Cloud Hosted Enterprise Contract; Steve Harris Comments
A team composed of Dell EMC, Microsoft and General Dynamics has received a potential five year, $1 billion contract to build a cloud-based collaboration and unified communications platform for the U.S. Air Force.
Navy Looks to Buy 2nd Leidos-Built Ship Drone as DARPA Hands Over ACTUV Program Control
The U.S. Navy is expected to buy a second autonomous vessel built by a Leidos-led team as the service prepares to take over control of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Senate-Approved Fiscal 2018 NDAA Includes Govt IT Modernization Bill
The new Senate-passed defense spending package contains a bill that would fund projects to modernize government information technology systems.
ManTech Inks $180M Deal for InfoZen in Federal Civilian Market Push; Kevin Phillips Comments
ManTech International has agreed to buy Bethesda, Maryland-based information technology platforms provider InfoZen through a $180 million cash transaction that would grow ManTech’s managed cloud services and information technology offerings for the federal civilian market.

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