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Monday, October 05, 2009

MILITARY CONTRACTS October 5, 2009

NAVY
General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., was awarded Oct. 2 a $320,643,960 modification to previously awarded contract for design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for active nuclear submarines. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., (73 percent), Kings Bay, Ga. (11 percent), Bangor, Wash., (8 percent), Quonset, R.I., (6 percent), and Newport, R.I., (2 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $67,335,232 will expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-09-C-2101).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Maritime Systems and Sensors (MS2), Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $14,233,822 modification to previously awarded contract for engineering and technical services in support of the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion System improvement and integration effort program. Work will be performed in Manassas, Va., (90 precent); and Syracuse, N.Y., (10 precent), and is expected to be completed by December 2010. 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 D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-04-C-6207).

ARMY
SOS International Ltd., Reston, Va., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $136,209,581 fixed rate contract for the linguist service in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Work is to be performed in Iraq, (30 percent), and Afghanistan, (50 percent) with an estimated completion date of Sept. 25, 2014. Bids were solicited via GSA with four offers received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Defense Intelligence Agency AE-2D is the contracting activity (WHHM402-09-F-0658).

Guyco, Inc., Lampasas, Texas, was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $89,243,799 firm-fixed-price design/built contract. This is a contract for design and construction for renovation of the VOLAR barracks and central energy plan plant at Fort Hood, Texas. Renovation will include extensive engineering analysis, evaluation and testing and then use of those findings to resolve the mold growth issue, minimize vapor transmission, improve energy efficiency and seal building envelope to provide our troops with living quarters that will last for the next 20 years. Work is to be performed in Fort Hood, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Mar. 30, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with six bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-09-C-0071).

AECOM Government Services, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded on Sep. 28, 2009 a $78,849,735 cost plus fixed-fee contract. This contact is a long term Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity for global maintenance support and service to be performed in Afghanistan. This is for a six month extension to the contract while follow-on is being competed and awarded. Period of performance for this extension is Sept. 30, 2009 through Mar. 31, 2010. Work is to be performed in Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of Mar. 31, 2010. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with three bids received. Army Contracting Center, Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-05-D-0004).

Boeing Co., Meza, Ariz., was awarded on Sept. 29, 2009 a $76,602,677.83 cost- plus-award-fee, firm-fixed-price contract. The nature of this proposed action is to award a new Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity type contact for five years for manufacturing development and rngineering support service to support all configuration of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter to include Foreign Military Sales variants. The MDHC products line consists of, but not limited to, the technology that can be leveraged to/from AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook, A/MH-6m Little Bird, V-22, manned/unmanned aerial vehicles for any other system for which MDHC acts as the original equipment manufacturer. This contract provides performance based support to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center for assessment, development and deployment of advanced manufacturing and manufacturing and machining technologies. Work is to be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 14, 2015. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with one bid received. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contacting activity (W31P4Q-09-D-0029).

Rockwell Collins, Incorporated, Government Systems., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $39,254,496 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract is for the common avionics architecture system (CAAS) hardware in support of the production and sustainment of the CH-47F, CH-53E, MH-53E, UH-60M/MU, HH-60M MU/J, MH-47D/E/G, MH-6, MH-60K/L/T, MH-56C, ARH, VH-60 and other CAAS variants. Work is to be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with an estimated completion date of Jun. 20, 2014. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-09-C-0228).

BAE Systems, York, Pa., was awarded on Sept. 30, 2009 a $32,606,441 firm fixed-price contract. This requirement is for the procurement of a commander's data entry tool and smart display, and 119 fiscal year 09 unique kits required for Operations Desert Storm-situational awareness kits in support of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Warren, Mich. Work is to be performed in Warren, Mich., with an estimated completion date of Apr. 20, 2010. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with one bid received. U.S. Army TACOM Contracting Center, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-05-G-0005).

Kandahar Constructors, Inc., Maumee, Ohio, was awarded on Sep. 28, 2009 a $25,633,884 firm-fixed-price contract for runway upgrades, Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. Work is to be performed in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2011. Fifty eight bids were solicited with five bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Program Center, Winchester, Va., is the contracting activity (W912ER-09-C-0058).

Raythoen Co., Network Centric Systems, McKinney, Texas, was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $21,270,409 firm-fixed-price contract for the improved target acquisition system (ITAS) far target locator retrofit parts necessary to support the ITAS program by upgrading the existing ITAS systems to the latest configuration. Work is to be performed in McKinney, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army AMCOM-AC-TM-T-, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q06-C-0490).

Alliant Techsystem Inc., Independence, Mo., was awarded on Sep. 25, 2009 a $21,081,648 firm-fixed-price contract for 10,697 non-standard weapons, 66,874 AK-47 magazines and 16,050 spare parts. Work is to be performed in Kazanluk, Bulgaria, (82 percent), Bulgaria, Serbia, (7.6 percent), Bulgaria, (2.8 percent), Cugir, Romania, (1.5 percent), Jamestown, Pa., (0.4 percent), Pakistan, (5.6 percent) with an estimated completion date of May 25, 2010. Bids were solicited via FedBizOpps with six bids received. U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Contracting center, CCRD-AP-BD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-09-C-0112).

Apollo, Inc., Kennewick, Wash., was awarded on Sep. 30, 2009 a $19,876,020 firm fixed-price contract. This contract modernize an existing multipurpose range complex to a modified digital multipurpose range complex that includes adding control facilities, a maneuver land and urban operations engagements in Yakima Training Center, Wash. Work is to be performed on Yakima Training Center, Wash., with an estimated completion date of Apr. 30 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with four received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, Seattle, Wash., is the contracting activity (W912DW-09-C-0033).

Ikhana-Choate-1 LLC., Mount Pleasant, S.C., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $19,490,000 fixed-price contract to construct the Joint Armed Services Reserve Center at McIntyre Joint National Guard Base, Eastover, S.C. Work is to be performed in Eastover, S.C., with an estimated completion date of July 1, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with eight bids received. National Guard Bureau, Purchasing and Contracting Office, Columbia, S.C., is the contracting activity (W912QG-09-C-0005).

AAI Corp, Hunt Valley, Md., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $15,688,662 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Modification to exercise two existing priced options for government owned- contractor operated facilities support for a period of 12 months. Work is to be performed in Hunt Valley, Md., with an estimated completion date of Sept, 29, 2010. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, CCAM-AR-A, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W56RGZ-08-C-0016).

KIC Development LLC, El Paso, Texas, was awarded on Sept. 29, 2009 a $15,631,000 firm fixed-price contact. The objective of this project is to provide design, construction, repairs and renovation of Company Headquarters Building 2419, Battalion HQ Building 2419, Battalion HQ Building, 2441, 2454, 2470, 2910, 2912, 2914, 2917, 2920 and TAC shop building 2680 on Biggs Airfield, Fort Bliss, Texas. Work is to be performed in Fort Bliss, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Jul. 31, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with one bid received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-09-C-8251).

J E Dunn Construction Co., Kansas City, Mo., was awarded on Sep. 28, 2009 a $15,364,588 firm-fixed-price contract for the renovation of historical Building 465 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Work is to be performed in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with an estimated completion date of Mar. 15, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with five bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECT-NWK-M, Kansas City, Mo., is the contracting activity (W912DQ-09-C-4021).

Ashridge, Inc., St. Stephens, S.C., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $14,771,159 firm-fixed-price contract for the erosion control disposal area 13A and 13B, rock revetment, Jasper County, S.C. Work is to be performed in Jasper County, S.C., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 3, 2011. Bids were solicited via FedBizOpps with five bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Savannah, CESAS-CT-P-S, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity (W912HN-09-C-0069).

Forrester Construction Co., Rockville, Md., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $14,477,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Adaptive re-use of building 5100, Command, Control, Computer, Communication Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Campus, Phase II, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Work is to be performed in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 15, 2010. One hundred forty two bids were solicited with 16 bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (W912BU-09-C-0057).

Hansel Phelps Construction Co., Chantilly, Va., was awarded on Sept. 29, 2009 a $13,795,266 fixed-price construction contract for additional FY09 incremental funding and award storage tank (option 8) at the Defense Media Activity, Fort George G. Meade, Md. Work is to be performed at Fort Meade, Md., with an estimated completion date of Sep. 15, 2009. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with 11 bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is the contracting activity (W912DR-09-C-0023).

T.W. LaQuay Dredging, Inc., Port Lavaca, Texas, was awarded in Sept. 29, 2009 a $13,612,660 firm-fixed-price contract. The work consists of approximately 2,297,000 cubic yards of maintenance dredging with a shallow draft pipeline dredge; Levee work at confined placement area No. 112B. Work is to be performed in Brazoria and Matagorda Counties, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2010. Four bods solicited with four bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Galveston Texas, is the contracting activity (W912HY-09-C-0037).

AveroVironment, Incorporated, Simi Valley, Calif., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $12,280,539 firmed-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This effort incorporate and exercised additional fiscal year 09 options for digital data link contractor logistics support for the Army and Marine Corps. This effort also incorporated catalog ordering logistics tracking system for the Army in Simi Valley, Calif. Work is to be performed in Simi Valley, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2010. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with one bid received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, CCAM –AR-A is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-05-C-0338).

HIS Global Inc., Englewood, Colo., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $12,238,222 firm-fixed-price contract for electronic access to standards and specifications database. Work is to be performed in Englewood, Colo., with an estimated completion date of Sep. 29, 2014. Four bids were solicited with one bid received. U.S. army Aviation and Missile Command, CCAM-OS-B, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W9124P-09-C-0015).

Raytheon Co., Andover, Mass., was awarded on Sept. 28, 2009 an $11,331,707 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This effort provides mission support and system sustainment for various configurations of rapid aerostat initial deployment tower. Work is to be performed in Andover, Mass., with an estimated completion date of Apr, 30, 2010. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Contracting and Acquisition Management Office, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity (W9113M-08-C-0153).

Target Construction, Inc., Henderson, Nev., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $11,118,361 firm-fixed-price contract to construct an ammunitions supply point facility at Camp Williams training site, Riverton, Utah. Work is to be performed in Riverton, Utah, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 10, 2010. Fifty bids were solicited with 17 bids received. Nations Guard Bureau, U.S. Property and Fiscal Office for Utah, Draper, Utah, is the contracting activity (W911YP-09-C-0016).

Chugach World Services, Inc., Anchorage, Ark., was awarded on Sept. 29, 2009 a $10,439,296 firm-fixed-price contract for the renovation of Building 1000, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Work is to be performed in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 04, 2010. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-09-C-0072).

Thalle Construction Co., Inc., Hillsborough, N.C., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $10,280,555 firm-fixed-price contract to perform spillway modifications and appurtenant structures at Prompton Dam; Lackawaxen, Pa. Work is to be performed in Lackawaxen, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 1, 2011. Forty seven bids were solicited with six bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (W912BU-09-C-0055).

Kaman Aerospace Corp., Bloomfield, Conn., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $9,863,361 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract provides for the continued study and testing of the broad area unmanned responsive resupply operations helicopter. This requirement will expand on previous efforts by Kaman Aerospace Corporation under contract W31P4Q-08-C-0442. Work is to be performed in Bloomfield, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Sep. 30, 2014. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with one bids received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-09-D-0036).

SCOLA, Mc Cleland, Iowa, was awarded on Sept. 29, 2009 a $9,054,000 firm fixed-price contract. The commercial services are to be provided under foreign language television broadcasting as required by the Department of Defense Directive 5160.41E. Work is to be performed in McCleland, Iowa, with an estimated completion date of July 25, 2010. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with one bid received. Mission and Installation Contract Center, U.S. Army Reserve, Fort Dix, N.J., is the contracting activity (W91LV2-09-C-0056).

J & J-BMAR Joint Venture, LLP., Austin, Texas, was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $8,449,172 firm-fixed-price contract for base operation & maintenance services, including minor construction and incidental materials. Work is to be performed in Warren, Mich., with an estimated completion date of Sep. 30, 2010. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with eight bids received. U.S. Army TACOM Contracting Center, AMSCC-TAC-ASRB, is the contracting activity (W912CH-08-C-L525).

Lear Siegler Services, Inc., Austin, Texas, was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $8,339,348.87 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price and cost contract. This is a contract task order awarded under the field & installation readiness support team, multiple award, Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity. Work is to be performed in Waegwan, Korea, with an estimated completion date of Sep. 24, 2013. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with three bids received. Army Contracting Center, Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island, Ill., Is the contracting activity (W911SE-07-D-0008).

Maxfour, Englewood, Colo., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $8,113,660 firm-fixed-price contract to construct a child care development center at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Work is to be performed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with nine bids solicited. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Omaha, Neb., is the contracting activity (W9128F-09-C-0049).

Enfield Builders, Inc., Enfield, Conn., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $7,971,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a combat pistol qualification course and 10/25 meter modified record fire range at East Haven, Conn. Work is to be performed in East Haven, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 31, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with 15 bids received. National Guard Bureau, Hartford, Conn., is the contracting activity (W91ZRS-09-C-0009).

Journeyman Construction, Inc., San Antonio, Texas., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $7,395,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the amory building, Camp Stanley storage activity, Boerne, Texas., Work is to be performed in Boerne, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 10, 2010 Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with 10 bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Real Property Services Field Office, Baltimore, Md., is the contracting activity (W912DR-09-C-0080).

Bering Straits Technical Services, LLC., Gaithersburg, Md., was awarded on Sept. 29, 2009 s $7,299,980 firm-fixed-price contract for Defense Information Systems Agency's BRAC-mandated relocation to Fort Meade, Md. Work is to be performed in Arlington , Va., with an estimated completion date of Sep. 3, 2011. One sole Source bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Baltimore, Md., is the contracting activity (W912DR-09-C-0082).

DRS Test & Energy Management, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded on Sep. 28, 2009 a $6,992,786 firm-fixed-price contract for 36 each Bradley A# kits to support direct support electrical systems tests set. Work is to be performed in Huntsville, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 16, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, TACOM Contracting Center, Rock Island, CCTA-AR-VC, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52H09-06-G-0001).

D & N Electric Co., East point, Ga., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $6,861,173 firm-fixed-price contract to design/construction of a New Control Tower located at Dobbins Air Force Base, Ga. Work is to be performed in Atlanta, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2011. Bids were solicited via FedBizOpps with five bids received. U.S. Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, Louisville, Ky., is the contracting activity (W912QR-09-C-0082).

ECC International LLC., Burlingame, Calif., was awarded on Sep. 28, 2009 a $6,496,635 firm-fixed-price contract to design and construct the Kandahar troop housing Phase 1, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Work is to be performed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2010. Five bids solicited with three bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineer District South, Afghanistan, is the contracting activity (W917PM-07-D-0015).

Rausch Construction Co., Incorporation, Broadview, Ill., was awarded on Sep. 28, 2009 an $6,393,138 firm-fixed-price construction contract. The contractor will be required to provide all necessary labor, transportation, materials and equipment to construct a 1630 foot long exterior clay dike to enclose the confined disposal facility to partial height 21" at the Indian Harbor and Canal CDF. Work is to be performed in East Chicago, Ind., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 30, 2010. Bids were solicited via FedBizOpps with three bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, Chicago, Ill., is the contracting activity (W912P6-09-C-0030).

Streeter Construction Group, LLC Desoto, Texas, was awarded on Sep. 25, 2009 a $6,258,033 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of air support operations facility at Ellington Field, Houston, Texas. Work is to be performed in Houston, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 24, 2010. Fourteen bids solicited with seven bids received. National Guard Bureau, USPFO for Texas Contracting, Austin, Texas, is the contracting activity (W912L1-09-C-0044).

United Solutions and Services, LLC, Hockessin, Del., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $6,117,522.00 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract provides the following: new modular buildings of approximately 9,600 square feet complete with all systems, appurtenances, foundations, and all site work. Work is to be performed in Fort Polk, La., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 23 2010. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with one bid received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity (W9126G-09-C-0065).

Alliant Ammunition and Power Company, LLC., Radford, Va., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $5,972,878 firm-fixed-price contract for support of the modernization effort at Redford Army Ammunition Plant. Work is to be performed at Redford Army Ammunition Plant, Radford, Va., with an estimated completion date of Mar. 31, 2010. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Army Sustainment Command Headquarters is the contracting activity (DAAA09-03-E-0001).

Pine Island/Takatsuki 8 (a) JV, Seattle, Wash., was awarded on Sep. 29, 2009 a $5,568,800 firm-fixed-price contract to construct Washington Air National Guard Information Warfare Aggressor Squadron Facility, McChord Air Force Base. Work is to be performed at McChord Air Force Base, Tacoma, Wash., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 2010. Bids were solicited via FedBizOpps with six bids received. Department of the Army & Air Force, National Guard Bureau, Contracting Office, Tacoma, Wash., is the contracting activity (W912K3-09-C-0002).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Correction:
Entergy Arkansas, Inc., Little Rock, Ark., is being awarded a maximum $25,299,274 regulated tariff contract for assumption of ownership, operation and maintenance of electric distribution system. Other location of performance is Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. Using service is Air Force. The original proposal was Web solicited with three responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Sep. 2059. The contracting activity is the Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-09-C-8259).

Caterpillar Inc., Mossville, Ind., is being awarded a maximum $11,554,095 fixed price with economic price adjustment to provide tractor crawlers. Other location of performance is East Peoria, Ill. Using service is Navy. There were originally four proposals solicited with one response. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Jul. 2, 2010. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM500-01-D-0059-0372).

Caterpillar Inc., Mossville, Ind., is being awarded a maximum $13,567,498 fixed price with economic price adjustment to provide tractor crawlers. Other location of performance is France. Using service is Navy. There were originally three proposals solicited with one response. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is May 4, 2010. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM500-01-D-0059-0370).

Caterpillar Inc., Mossville, Ind., is being awarded a maximum $10,087,392 fixed price with economic price adjustment to provide wheel tractor scraper. Other location of performance is Decatur, Ill. Using service is Navy. There were originally three proposals solicited with one response. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is May 31, 2011. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM500-01-D-0059-0361).

Caterpillar Inc., Mossville, Ind., is being awarded a maximum $9,900,240 fixed price with economic price adjustment to provide motor grader. Other location of performance is Decatur, Ill. Using service is Navy. There were originally three proposals solicited with one response. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is Jun. 30, 2010. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM500-01-D-0059-0371).

Guard Joins Other Agencies in American Samoa Effort

By Air Force Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke
Special to American Forces Press Service

Oct. 5, 2009 - The Hawaii National Guard's medical mission in American Samoa wrapped up over the weekend, but 14 Guardsmen with the state's civil support team will remain there to conduct joint hazardous-material and damage assessment operations, Guard officials reported today. An 8.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the Samoa Islands on Sept. 29, causing 15-to-20-foot-high waves to crash inland in the island chain that includes American Samoa, a U.S. possession.

The civil support team has joined with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard to form a hazardous materials task force. According to reports, thousands of gallons of fuel oil and other hazardous materials were compromised along harbor storage areas on Pago Pago, presenting a serious health hazard to residents.

Much of the debris on the island is soaked with diesel fuel and other hazardous chemicals, slowing the debris-clearing operations, Guard officials said.

On Oct. 2, their first day on Pago Pago, the medical team processed 117 patients and treated more than 70 injuries. The Hawaii Guard also convoyed to a local village to support search-and-rescue operations, performing more than 700 manhours to that effort on that first day.

Air Force Capt. Nathaniel Duff, a physician assistant with the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Wing based at Hickam Air Force Base, is a member of the medical team that was on the first C-17 Globemaster III sent to American Samoa on Sept. 30. He sent the following update to his unit Oct. 3:

"Today we pushed about 20 minutes northeast beyond Pago Pago to a small village named Faga'itua. 'Synched-up' with two Navy corpsmen from the USS Ingraham, a frigate docked in Pago Pago harbor, as we passed through.

"Pago Pago is the capital city of American Samoa and appeared to have firmly shifted into recovery mode. The Starkist tuna factory in the bay appeared half functional, although the dead fish smell was horrible, the port facilities were a mess and there were still several boats in the city streets.

"We arrived in Faga'itua by 9:30 a.m., and there were already about 40 villagers waiting for us. By 10 a.m., our entire medical footprint was unpacked from the CERFP trailer and deployed in the open-air village church. This provided us with a fully functional, four-bed triage and first-aid station with a limited urgent care medical formulary.

"Our overall set-up was modeled after an EMEDS emergency-room tent wing: 1st tier – admin tracking patient flow and entry-control point; 2nd tier – small holding area for vitals, finger-stick glucose check and initial history; 3rd tier – for our nursing and ENT (Otolaryngology Clinic) staff performing basic physical exams, EKG, etc.; and 4th tier – myself and the Navy corpsmen floating between the four beds dealing with more emergent issues and performing medical procedures.

"We held an impromptu spiritual moment in prayer with the villagers presided by the church pastor. The villagers unexpectedly began singing a beautiful and emotional Christian hymn that left a good portion of us in tears. It was incredibly moving and inspirational for us to begin our work.

"From that moment, our team was in nonstop motion until sunset. I'm pretty tired ... but at last count I believe we treated approximately 165 patients in about seven hours. Capt. (Jason) Iyomasa and Gloria even had a chance to lead an 'away team' to a local village to provide bedside care to a homebound elderly lady.

"We deployed four of our medics to support the CERFP search and extraction team in western American Samoa, who were still tasked with locating missing children.

"Even though conditions have been very hazardous, only one of our team sustained a minor puncture wound injury to his foot.

"With FEMA, CST, Coast Guard and Public Health service on the ground and fully operational, it appears that our first-response mission is rapidly coming to an end.

"Leadership has informed us to initiate cleaning/inventory, packing and palletizing our gear with a possible departure date in the near future."

(Air Force Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke serves at the National Guard Bureau.)

Samoa Relief Winds Down; Efforts Continue Elsewhere

By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service

Oct. 5, 2009 - As the U.S. military continues to provide assistance to victims of storms and earthquakes in the Philippines and Indonesia, tsunami relief operations in American Samoa are tapering off, a Defense Department spokesman said here today. The humanitarian-relief operation in American Samoa "is essentially winding down," Bryan Whitman told reporters. The U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean was hit by an earthquake-caused tsunami Sept. 29.

Eleven C-17 cargo-plane missions provided nearly 700,000 pounds of supplies, blankets, electricity generators, vehicles and other help to American Samoans, Whitman said. A 14-member civil-support team from the Hawaii National Guard remains in American Samoa to assist authorities with hazardous material removal and damage assessments, he added.

Meanwhile, the U.S. military continues to provide help to people in the Philippines and Indonesia, Whitman said.

Typhoon Parma hit Luzon Island in the Philippines on Oct. 3, nearly a week after Typhoon Ketsana struck the Philippine capital of Manila. Indonesians are reeling from the impact of an earthquake that hit Sumatra late last month.

This weekend in the Philippines, Whitman said, nearly 450 U.S. Marines and sailors posted in the Manila area delivered relief supplies, cleared roads, and provided basic medical care to residents. More than 8,000 food packages have been delivered, and more than 1,400 Philippine residents have received medical care.

The U.S. Navy ships USS Harpers Ferry and USS Tortuga also are in the Philippines to provide assistance, Whitman said.

In Indonesia, Whitman said, a 20-person U.S. humanitarian assistance survey team arrived Oct. 3, while the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Denver is on station to provide helicopter airlift transport, communications and medical support. The USS McCampbell, he said, is slated to join the Denver in the Philippines to assist humanitarian relief efforts there.

A 70-member U.S. Air Force humanitarian assistance and rapid-response team is slated to arrive in Indonesia today, Whitman said.