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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

MILITARY CONTRACTS August 18, 2009

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Science Application International Corp., Fairfield, N.J., is being awarded a maximum $250,000,000 fixed price with economic price adjustment, maintenance, repair and operations, prime vendor contract. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The original proposal was web solicited with five responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the fourth option year period. The date of performance completion is August 17, 2010. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM500-04-D-BP15).

Graybar Electric Co., Inc., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a maximum $250,000,000 fixed price with economic price adjustment, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity, maintenance, repair and operations, prime vendor contract. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The original proposal was web solicited with seven responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is exercising the fourth option year period. The date of performance completion is August 17, 2010. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM500-04-D-BP14).

Ross Equipment Inc., Elizabeth, N.J.*, is being awarded a maximum $12,624,276 firm fixed price contract for vehicle fan axial. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Army. The original proposal was web solicited with four responses. The date of performance completion is August 29, 2014. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency, Warren, Mich., (SPRDL1-09-D-0053).

NAVY
Harper Construction Co., Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $56,151,954 firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of a physical conditioning recruit barracks, a recruit training barracks and a sports medicine and reconditioning therapy clinic at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. The two barracks will house a total of 1,729 Marines and will both include company offices and laundry facilities. The contract also contains three unexercised options, which if exercised would increase cumulative contract value to $65,623,954. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by May 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 15 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62473-09-C-1205).

TT Corp., Electronic Systems Radar Systems - Gilfillan, Van Nuys, Calif., is being awarded a $29,191,730 firm-fixed-price contract for AN/SPS-48G(V) radar modification kits to support the recovery obsolescence availability radar used to enhance launch on search capability aboard Navy ships. AN/SPS-48's radars enhance capability of missile guidance. The modification kits are expected to increase operational availability and decrease operating and support costs. Work will be performed in Van Nuys, Calif., and is expected to be completed by August 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-09-C-5395).

Alutiiq-Melle, LLC *, Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $15,712,941 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Base Operating Support Services at the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake. The contract includes a base period, four option periods and five award option periods for a total contract value if all options are exercised of $168,185,893. Work will be performed in Ridgecrest, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2019. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured as an 8(a) set-aside via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with five proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62473-09-D-4003).

DRS Sensors and Targeting Systems, Cypress, Calif., is being awarded a $5,676,407 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for research and development in the area of photon-trap structures for quantum advanced detectors. This effort will include: research to develop an infrared imaging system that operates over a bandwidth extending from 0.5 to 5.0 microns and a resolution of 1024 x 1024 pixels. The focal plane array of this imaging system must exhibit a high detectivity and low noise equivalent temperature at 200 K. Work will be performed in Cypress, Calif., and is expected to be completed by January 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Broad Agency Announcement with 22 proposals received. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, R.I., is the contracting activity (N66604-09-C-3652).

AIR FORCE
Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., was awarded a $20,975,816 cost plus fixed fee contract for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) system improvement program. At this time $2,500,000 has been obligated. 696 ARSS, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. is the contracting activity (FA8675-09-C-0201).

Business Technology and Solutions, Beavercreek, Ohio was awarded a $13,377,733.89 contract for the technical and acquisition management support program that provides a wide range of diverse non-engineering, technical and acquisition management support required in the acquisition, development, production, and support of various equipment and weapon systems within the Air Armament Center and other organizations at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. At this time no funds have been obligated. AAC/PKES, Eglin AFB, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA9200-05-C-0002, P00026).

McDonnell Douglass Corp., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded a $12,500,000 cost plus fixed fee contract with performance incentives to provide for three Massive Ordnance Penetrator separation test vehicles, associated aircraft and handling equipment and technical support for one single and one dual release separation and de-conflict test on the B-52 aircraft. At this time $6,200,000 has been obligated. AAC/708 ARSG PK, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-09-C-0280, P00001).

Colsa Corp., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $10,838,796.97 contract for the technical and acquisition management support program that provides for a wide range of diverse non-engineering, technical and acquisition management support required in the acquisition, development, production, and support of various equipment and weapon systems within the Air Armament Center and other organizations at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. At this time no funds have been obligated. AAC/PKES, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA9200-05-C-0003, P00026).

Face of Defense: Wounded Warrior Promotes His Hero

By Roger Teel
Special to American Forces Press Service

Aug. 18, 2009 - A wounded warrior came to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., on Aug. 6 to promote a soldier who saved his life. Army Lt. Col. Gregory Gadson, an Army War College Fellow at the Institute for World Politics, drove to the 22nd Chemical Battalion's organization day activities at Capa Field to pin sergeant stripes on his former battle buddy, Army Sgt. Eric Brown.

About 300 soldiers, family members and unit supporters applauded the emotional event.

"This is significant, because this is the year of the noncommissioned officer," Gadson said. "I couldn't think of any other noncommissioned officer I would be more proud to promote."

Gadson lost both legs below the knee when a homemade bomb detonated next to his up-armored Humvee in Baghdad on May 7, 2007. The explosion threw him some 200 feet from the vehicle. After the blast, Brown, the unit's chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear NCO, who did double duty as the unit medic, raced from his position in the fourth vehicle of the convoy. He provided first aid to another injured soldier before locating the colonel, then applied tourniquets to stem Gadson's loss of blood.

"If he didn't get those tourniquets on my legs when he did, and prayed with me when he did, I would not be standing here today," Gadson said. "When I got to the hospital, I had a blood pressure of 40. That night I went through 129 pints of blood. And I tell you that only to tell you how bad off I was," he added.

Thanking the 22nd Chemical Battalion leadership for the opportunity to promote his former soldier, Gadson deflected all attention to his hero.

"This day is truly about Sergeant Brown, who is a quiet professional. He's been that way since he came to 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, over two years ago," Gadson said, referring to the battalion he led into battle.

"When our battalion was asked to perform as an infantry battalion in Baghdad during the surge, we realized we did not have enough medics to cover the density of folks we needed to cover on the battlefield," Gadson explained. "Because of who he is, because we knew we could count on him, we were able to send Brown to an emergency medical technician course at Kansas State University just weeks before we deployed."

Brown was a private first class at the time, the colonel said.

"They say that in life everybody's got an angel," Gadson added. "Well, you're looking at my angel right here -- my battle buddy -- and there's not a day that I don't think about him and wonder how he's doing. And I know he's going to continue to do great things."

Brown will deploy to Afghanistan in September. "I want to thank God for getting me here," he said at his promotion ceremony, "and for getting Lieutenant Colonel Gadson here and for everything he's done."

(Roger Teel serves in the 20th Support Command public affairs office.)

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