A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson
Last month the GovCon community witnessed a number of highly valued contracts. September had eight contracts valued over a billion dollars awarded for a variety of services such as IT systems and tech programs, nautical vehicle design and foreign military sales. Let’s take a quick look at September’s billion dollar contract awards.
University of Texas-AustinÂ was awarded a potential $1B contract to support DoD tech programs
General Dynamics Electric BoatÂ landed a $5B contract from the Navy to design Columbia-Class Submarine
A team consisting ofÂ Dell EMC, General DynamicsÂ andÂ MicrosoftÂ won a $1B USAF cloud contract
The State Department OKâd a potential $5.23BÂ BoeingÂ Super Hornet sale to Canada
CSRAÂ landed a $2.4B enterprise IT support contract from NSA
The State Department OKâd a $3.95B F-16V, patrol boats and TOW missile sale to Bahrain withLockheed MartinÂ as the prime contractor
MD HelicoptersÂ secured a $1.4B Army FMS contract
Huntington IngallsÂ won a $2.8B contract to modernize USS George Washington carrier
On September 27th, an applied research laboratory atÂ University of Texas-AustinÂ securedÂ a potential five-year, $1.1 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to research, develop, engineer, test and evaluate multiple technology platforms for the Department of Defense. The UT-Austin research lab will support the DoDâs R&D efforts across various core competency areas including: acoustics, command & control, navigation and warfare systems. Work under the ID/IQ contract will run through September 2022.
General Dynamicsâ Electric BoatÂ subsidiaryÂ wonÂ a potential $5 billion contract from the U.S. NavyÂ to complete design work on the leadÂ Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine on September 21st. TheÂ Integrated Product and Process DevelopmentÂ contract includes funds to be used for the development of components and technologies for the submarine, as well as the manufacturing of a missile tube module and reactor compartment bulkhead. The work will take place in Groton, CT; Newport News, VA; and Quonset, RI through December 2031. The Department of Defense added that the IPPD contract includes foreign military sales to the United Kingdom and requires that GD Electric Boat produces strategic weapon support system kits.
On September 20th, a team comprised ofÂ Dell EMC,Â General DynamicsÂ andÂ MicrosoftÂ receivedÂ a potential five-year, $1 billion contract to create a cloud-based collaboration and unified communications platform for the U.S. Air Force. The General Services Administrationâs Federal Acquisition Service awarded the contract as a segment of theÂ Cloud Hosted Enterprise ServicesÂ initiative. The three companies will provide and manage communications, email, data, office productivity, records management and collaboration support to 776K users across the USAF, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Defense Logistics Agency through the enterprise-as-a-service cloud under the CHES program.
The State DepartmentÂ approvedÂ Canadaâs request to purchaseÂ BoeingÂ F/A-18 Super HornetÂ aircraftÂ and related equipment on September 12th. The aircraft and equipment will be purchased via the U.S. government under a potential $5.23 billion foreign military sales agreement.Â Boeing,Â NorthropÂ Grumman,Â RaytheonÂ andÂ GeneralÂ ElectricÂ will serve as principal contractors for the FMS deal. TenÂ F/A-18EÂ and eightÂ F/A-18FÂ fighter jets will be sold. Canada plans to use the Super Hornets and associated weapons systems and services to secure critical infrastructure and bolster defenses against threats.
Another September 12thÂ award wasÂ CSRAÂ securingÂ a potential ten-year, $2.4 billion follow-on contract from the NSA. The follow-on contract calls for enterprise information technology services, which will comprise the first third of the classified contract that NSA launched in 2001 in an effort to outsource IT infrastructure services. NSA is expected to award the contractâs other two segments before the new year and sources have said that CSRA plans on bidding on the two segments.
The State DepartmentÂ clearedÂ another FMS on September 8th, approving Bahrain’s request toÂ purchaseÂ F-16VÂ fighter aircraft variant, services to upgradeÂ F-16 Block 40Â jets to F-16V configuration, TOW missiles and fast-patrol boats. The FMS is valued at approximately $3.95 billion total.Â Lockheed MartinÂ will serve as the prime contractor in this transaction and another FMS deal valued at $1.082 billion, which covers the procurement of services for the upgrade of 20 existing F-16 Block 40 jets to the F-16V configuration as well as associated components and support services.Â Swiftships,Â BAE SystemsÂ andÂ FLIR SystemsÂ will act as the principal contractors in the transaction.
OnÂ September 5th,Â MD HelicoptersÂ receivedÂ a potential $1.39 billion foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Army to build approximatelyÂ MD 530FÂ helicopters for Afghanistan. The Department of Defense noted that the contract also covers program management, delivery, pilot training and maintenance support services. MD Helicopters will perform work on the FMS through August of 2022.
Huntington Ingalls IndustriesÂ wasÂ awardedÂ a potential $2.8 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to perform refueling and complex overhaul work on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrierÂ USS GeorgeWashington.Â On September 1st, the Defense Department said that the Navy will obligate $1.51 billion at the time of award. Chris Miner, vice president of in-service aircraft carrier programs at Huntington Ingallsâ Newport News Shipbuilding division, said that the company will apply lessons learned from the USS Abraham Lincoln modernization program and use digital tools to help the Navy extend the life span of USS George Washington for another 25 years.
THIS WEEKâS TOP NEWS STORIES
Weekly Contract Awards This week’s top GovCon contract awards. Raytheon, Pratt & Whitney, DCS, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., and many others.
68 Firms Land Spots on $25B VA VECTOR IDIQ TheÂ Department of Veterans AffairsÂ has awardedÂ 68 companies spots on a potential 10-year, $25 billion contract vehicle that covers general management and business support services to VA.
F5 Networks (Nasdaq: FFIV) has agreed to acquire Santa Clara, Calif.-based Shape Security for approximately $1B in cash as both companies aim to help government and enterprise customers secure digital experience with integrated offerings.
TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 21, 2019 â American Systems, F5 Networks (Nasdaq: FFIV) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) teamed up to deliver a cloud-based system that will work to notify U.S. Air Force personnel about emergency situations, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. F5 said it received a referral from cloud provider Microsoft Azure to help American Systems comply