This week weâre going to take a look at some of the recent significant contract activity that occurred at the very end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. Recent contracts include:
- TheÂ U.S. Air ForceÂ choosing nine companies for a $496M Datalink enterprise support IDIQ
- DARPAÂ issuing the final RFP for a potential five-year, $850M technical & analytical support IDIQ
- Serco Inc.Â receiving a spot on a $600MÂ FEMAÂ IDIQ
- RaytheonÂ landing a $634MÂ USAFÂ missiles contract
- BAE SystemsÂ winning a $1.7BÂ U.S. ArmyÂ contract to produce more howitzers and ammo carriers
- BoeingÂ securing $6.5B in foreign military sales to Qatar and Japan
- Oshkosh Airport ProductsÂ landing a $687MÂ DLAÂ contract for fire & emergency vehicles
On January 9thÂ the Department of Defense announced thatÂ nine companies wonÂ spots on a potential $496 million IDIQ contract to support time-sensitive applications and tactical platforms for the U.S. Air ForceÂ DataLinks EnterpriseÂ network. The nine contractors will aid the service branch in processing command and control data, as well as a multitude of geospatial intelligence, full-motion video and signals intelligence data. The awardees are:Â BAE Systems, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cubic Corporation, L3 Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and Rockwell Collins.
DARPA releasedÂ a final RFPÂ for a potential five-year, $850 million contract for analytical and technical support services on January 2nd. The FedBizOpps notice says that DARPA intends to award a multiple-award, IDIQ contract with a base period of five years. TheÂ Technical and Analytical Support ServicesÂ contract will cover several support areas such as technical, financial, acquisition, administrative, business process & affairs, legislative affairs, general counsel, and conferences. DARPA will accept questions regarding the final RFP on January 17thÂ and noted that responses to the solicitation are due by February 8th.
Also occurring on January 2nd,Â Serco Inc.Â secured a spotÂ on a potential five-year, $600 million contract from FEMA to support disaster recovery and emergency response missions. Serco said that it will hire and deploy personnel as part of theÂ Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract IVÂ to help states, local agencies, tribes, and other organizations respond to and recover from critical situations via FEMAâsÂ Public Assistance Program. Dave Daquino, chairman and CEO of Serco, said that many of the companyâs departments will be engaged in assisting FEMA at the state and local levels in the event of a presidentially declared disaster.
RaytheonÂ announced on December 28thÂ that itÂ receivedÂ a $634.2 million U.S. Air Force contract to supply the service branch with advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles and 10 foreign militaryÂ sales customers. The fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract is for lot 31 AMRAAM systems composed of missiles, spares, and telemetry kits. The Department of Defense noted that the contract includes $219.6 million in total FMS transactions with Bahrain, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Spain, and Turkey. Raytheonâs missile business will perform contract work through January 31, 2020.
The Department of DefenseÂ announcedÂ on December 22ndÂ thatÂ BAE SystemsÂ had been awarded a potential $1.7 billion U.S. Army contract to manufacture additional howitzers and ammunition carrier vehicles. BAE will initially supply 48 vehicle sets to the Army and will produce an additional 60 sets annual over a three-year period thereafter, provided the service branch exercises options for the full-rate production phase. Adam Zarfoss, vice president and general manager of BAEâs combat vehicles business, said âBy working closely with our customer we were able to design a vehicle that meets the needs of the current forces and provides the system infrastructure and electrical power generation that leaves ample room to incorporate future capabilities.â
The Department of Defense also announced thatÂ BoeingÂ hadÂ received two FMS contractsÂ worth a combined $6.5 billion on December 22nd. The FMS contracts were awarded by the U.S. Air ForceÂ and are for the delivery of fighter jets to Qatar and an aerial refueling aircraft to Japan. Boeingâs Defense, Space and Security business will provide 36 newÂ F-15QAÂ fighter jets to the Qatari air force under a potential $6.2 billion contract that will run until December 30, 2022. Boeing will also deliver oneÂ KC-46AÂ aerial refueling plane to Japan through a potential $288.7 million FMS contract that is set to conclude on Feb. 28, 2021.
Oshkosh Airport ProductsÂ wasÂ awardedÂ a five-year, $687.1 million contract to deliver commercial fire and emergency vehicles for the Defense Logistics Agency on December 22nd. The company will produce the vehicles at a facility in Wisconsin for customers such as the four U.S. military branches and federal civilian agencies. The DLA will finance the contractor work using defense working capital funds for fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2023.