Dec 11, 2017

Department of Defense Contracts—Dec. 11, 2017

Here are United States Department of Defense Contracts for Dec. 11, 2017.

Contracts valued at $7 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m., eastern, at the U.S. Department of Defense.

From the U.S. Department of Defense, Contracts

Release No: CR-238-17
Dec. 11, 2017

CONTRACTS

NAVY

Lockheed Martin Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $77,706,749 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for cyber security support services to sustain the analysis, design, development, test, integration, deployment and operations of information technology systems and services for the cyber security workforce.  Work will be performed in China Lake, California (80 percent); Point Mugu, California (10 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (7 percent); and Patuxent River, Maryland (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2022.  Fiscal 2018 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $2,292,477 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals, five offers were received.  The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity (N68936-18-D-0014).

ULTRA Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems Inc., Austin, Texas, is being awarded a $26,328,344 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, commercial, firm-fixed-price contract (N6523618D1002). This contract is for support and sustainment of the AN/TSQ-214 Air Defense Systems Integrator (ADSI) products and ancillary equipment for the Navy, Joint Department of Defense Forces, and Department of Homeland Security. ADSI systems provide situational awareness to ashore and afloat units and provide commanders with needed information to make critical decisions. Such systems include the following, AN/TSQ-214 ADSI, Range Guardian System, Advanced Fusion Tracking System, Advanced Tactical Airborne System, and Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol. The work includes incidental engineering and technical services encompassing information assurance, help desk support, software trouble reports, equipment failure solutions, and mitigation plans for end of life issues. The contract includes a five-year ordering period and a four-year option period. Work will be performed in Austin, Texas, and is expected to be complete by December 2022.  If the option is exercised, work could continue until December 2026.  The contract option, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $49,223,589. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $25,000 will be placed on contract and obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured because it is a sole-source acquisition pursuant to the authority of 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) only one responsible source (Federal Acquisition Regulation subpart 6.302-1).  Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina is the contracting activity.

Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $23,902,104 cost-plus-award-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-2313) for DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class lead yard services. This work will provide engineering and technical assistance for new construction DDG 51 class ships. Lead yard services include liaison for follow ship construction, general class services, class logistic services, class design agent services, continuation of the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class Flight III upgrade design efforts and class change design services for follow ships.  Work will be performed in Brunswick, Maine (50 percent); Bath, Maine (48.5 percent); Washington, District of Columbia (1 percent); and Pascagoula, Mississippi (0.5 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2018.  Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $17,890,750; fiscal 2012 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $4,168,977; fiscal 2013 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $269,026; and fiscal 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount $263,366 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $13,708,435 modification (P00001) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N61340-17-C-0014) for the production of an E-2D Delta Software System Configuration No. 3 software baseline for the E-2D Flight and Tactics Trainer, upgrades to the Point Mugu, California, Software Support Station, Brief/Debrief Systems, operations center, and classrooms to achieve an authorization-to-operate Cyber Security stance.  This modification is in support of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS)-III Engineering Change Proposal No. 1.  Work will be performed in Sterling, Virginia (70 percent); and Point Mugu, California (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2020.  Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of $4,971,821; fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $9,300,735; and fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $2,065,536 will be obligated at time of award, $4,971,821 in which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $28,767,146 modification (P00017) to contract W31P4Q-16-C-0028 for Patriot performance based logistics (PBL) support for inventory management as well as the repair and replacement of 136 stock and parts associated with Patriot PBL. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2018 Army working capital fund funds in the amount of $28,767,146 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

The Scale People,* Columbia, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $19,395,495 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for hospital equipment and accessories. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. This was a competitive acquisition with 31 responses received. To date, this is the eighth contract awarded from standing solicitation SPE2DH-16-R-0002. Location of performance is Maryland, with a Dec. 10, 2022, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2023 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE2DH-18-D-0001).

DEFENSE HEALTH AGENCY

Emergent LLC, Vienna, Virginia, has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract (HT0015-18-F-0013) for one base year and four option years to modernize the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Oracle licensing model by migrating associated Oracle products and consolidating previous contracts eliminating duplication of procurement activities. The contract allows DHA to deploy an unlimited amount of Oracle software licenses included on the unlimited license portion of the agreement during the unlimited deployment period in order to support the DHA future state with responsibility for the service military medical treatment facilities. The base year total is $8,391,994; option years have an equal cost of $22,608,989 per year. The total cumulative value of the order, including all options, is $98,827,950, with a period of performance from Dec. 7, 2017, through Dec. 6, 2022. Delivery location is Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The requirement was competed on National Aeronautics and Space Administration Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement for all certified resellers of Oracle Products. Three offers were received. The requirement base year is funded with fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds.  The Defense Health Agency, Contract Operations Health IT, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Dec. 8, 2017)

*Small Business

Dec 10, 2017

Republican Tax Scam Would Devastate Universities

"Advocates for colleges and universities came out swinging"
against Republican anti-education/tax scam, (Leonor, Politico).
Madison, Wisconsin—Republicans and only Republicans are pushing their massive anti-people initiative that transfers wealth from people to corporations and billionaires.

The Republican and only-Republican tax scam, H.R.1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is a disaster to Americans, and a dose of plutonium to America's colleges and universities, long a Republican Party target, (H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Gov Track).

Critical reporting in the Wisocnsin State Journal this morning by Mark Sommerhauser highlighting what this Republican atrocity would do to Wisconsin higher education:

"Our concern from the start has been that the tax bill that was being rushed through Congress would make it more difficult for low- and middle-income families to finance a post-secondary education, and at the same time, undermine the financial stability of ... colleges and universities," said the bloodless Terry Hartle, a spokesman for the American Council on Education, who does not seem to realize what the sweeping Republican measure means for public education.

Sommerhauser offers specifics. The Republican House and/or Senate bills contain measures that would, among other anti-education aims:

-  hike taxes for grad students, treating graduate school tuition waivers as taxable income

- blow up student debt by eliminating the popular student loan interest deduction

- eliminate the federal deduction for state and local income and sales taxes for individual taxpayers that socks the middle class and pressures state government to again slash support for public higher education

Don't expect Sen. Ron Johnson, (R, Wisconsin), to anything that sounds the alarm on this threat.  Rep. Paul Ryan and every Wisconsin Republican is on board the effort to take money from anyone daring to attend college.

This monstrosity is brewing in a Congressional conference committee.

The Wisconsin Republican congressional delegation supports these anti-education measures to ensure public higher education is starved.

Effective opposition must come from the Democratic Party which has a less-than-impressive record.

To see a record of the carnage congressional Republicans are inflicting on America, tune in to Bernie Sanders on social media.

And by the way, Hillary Clinton, thanks again for refusing to step aside in 2016 and sticking us with Donald Trump, appreciate this.

Dec 8, 2017

Department of Defense Contracts—Dec. 08, 2017

Here are United States Department of Defense Contracts for Dec. 08, 2017.

Contracts valued at $7 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m., eastern, at the U.S. Department of Defense.

From the U.S. Department of Defense, Contracts

Release No: CR-237-17
Dec. 08, 2017

CONTRACTS

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Zoll Medical Corp., Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a maximum $400,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for deployable vital signs monitors. This is a one-year base contract with five one-year option periods. The maximum dollar amount is for the life of the contract. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. Location of performance is Massachusetts, with a Dec. 7, 2023, performance completion date. Using military services are Air Force and Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2023 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE2D1-18-D-0005).

Darden Petroleum Energy,* Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded a $9,164,716 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, requirements-type contract for various types of fuel. This was a competitive acquisition with 38 offers received. This is a five-year contract with a 31-day carryover.  Locations of performance are Georgia and Virginia, with an Aug. 31, 2022, performance completion date. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Virginia (SPE605-18-D-4030).

AIR FORCE

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $134,010,380 undefinitized contract action for the production of block 30 ground control stations.  Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an expected completion date of Jan. 31, 2020.  Fiscal 2017 and 2016 aircraft procurement; and research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $52,962,472 are being obligated at the time of award.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-15-G-4040, FA8620-18-F-2375).

The Boeing Co., Defense, Space and Security, Huntington Beach, California, has been awarded a ceiling $87,458,896 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable no-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the combat survivor evader locator contractor logistics support.  Work will be performed in Huntington Beach, California, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2022.  Fiscal 2017 to 2024 operations and maintenance; and research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $13,298,783 are being obligated at the time of award.  This contract is a sole-source acquisition.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8217-18-D-0001).

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, has been awarded a $79,387,452 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor operated and maintained base supply of the Air Education and Training Command fleet of 178 T-1A trainer aircraft.  Work will be performed at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas; Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi; and Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida, with an expected completion date of June 7, 2018.  This contract was a competitive acquisition, and three offers were received.  Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,502,988 are being obligated at the time of award.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8106-18-C-0001).

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $24,924,266 option (002606) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-15-G-4040) for MQ-9 contractor logistics support phase 2.  The contractor will provide an additional period of contractor logistics support for the French air force.  Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2018.  This contract involves 100 percent foreign military sales to France.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Applied Technology Associates, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a ceiling $9,705,640 cost-reimbursable contract for beam control and aero effects research and development.  Work will be performed at Kirtland Air force Base, New Mexico, with an expected completion date of Dec. 13, 2022.  Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $300,000 are being obligated at the time of award.  This contract was a competitive acquisition, and three offers were received.  Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9451-18-C-0053).

NAVY

Zenetex LLC, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $69,975,908 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for integrated logistics services for the acquisition and life cycle sustainment of two weapon systems, the Naval Mission Planning Systems and the Theater Mission Planning Center.  These services are in support of the Strike Planning and Execution Systems Program Office (PMA-281).  Work will be performed in Marlton, New Jersey (76.91 percent); San Diego, California (6.15 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (4.62 percent); Whidbey Island, Washington (3.08 percent); Cherry Point, North Carolina (1.54 percent); Beaufort, South Carolina (1.54 percent); Lemoore, California (1.54 percent); Jacksonville, Florida (1.54 percent); Fallon, Nevada (1.54 percent); and Iwakuni, Japan (1.54 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2022.  No funds will be obligated at time of award.  Funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they are issued.  This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposal; three offers were received.  The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00421-18-D-0011).    

MN-BMCD JV, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a maximum amount $60,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract with for multiple-discipline architect-engineering services in support of waterfront projects in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic area of responsibility (AOR), located primarily in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia.  The work to be performed provides for architect-engineering and engineering services including new construction, repair, replacement, demolition, alteration, and/or improvement of waterfront projects.  Projects may include single or multiple disciplines, including, but not limited to, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, architectural, planning, environmental, fire protection, cost estimating, and/or geotechnical.  The types of waterfront projects may include: piers; wharves; quay walls; dry docks; bulkheads; crane rail systems; fender systems; berthing and mooring; dredging; coastal and shoreline protection; and waterfront related utilities.  Work may also include services for projects ancillary to waterfront projects, such as: buildings; roads; parking areas; railroads; bridges; foundations; retaining walls; failure investigation including destructive and non-destructive testing; seismic evaluation and design; progressive collapse analysis; blast resistant design; structural engineering investigations; utility systems including sanitary and storm; water systems; storm water management; sediment and erosion control; earthwork; coastal and shoreline; surveying; pavement design; and civil engineering studies. The initial task order is being awarded at $769,620 for dry dock flood protection improvements at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia.  Work for this task order is expected to be completed by April 2018.  All work on this contract will be performed in Portsmouth, Virginia (35 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (30 percent); Yorktown, Virginia (15 percent); Virginia Beach, Virginia (15 percent), and other facilities within the NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic AOR (5 percent).  The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months with an expected completion date of December 2022.  Fiscal 2017 military construction (planning and design) contract funds in the amount of $769,620 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Future task orders will be primarily funded by military construction (Navy) funds.  This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with four proposals received.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N40085-18-D-1100).

Diesel Engineering Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, is being awarded a $10,483,409 firm-fixed-price contract for engines and transmissions kits for the Achzarit heavy armored personnel carriers for the Israeli Defense Forces.  This contract includes one option which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $10,592,891. This contract involves foreign military financing to the state of Israel.  Work will be performed in Detroit, Michigan (68 percent); and Prague, Czech Republic (32 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2019.  Foreign military financing funding in the amount of $10,483,409 will be obligated at time of award and not expire at the end of the fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(4) - international agreement between the U.S. and a foreign government. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-18-C-4108).

Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8,398,056 not-to-exceed undefinitized contract action, on a firm-fixed-price basis, as a modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-5315) to procure Air and Missile Defense Radar-S Band/Radar Suite Controller (AMDR-S/RSC) detection simulation only low-rate initial production (LRIP) emulators and spares under provisioned item order contract line item number 0003. The contractor shall build, test, and deliver a quantity of two AMDR-S/RSC DetSim LRIP emulators and associated spares to support AEGIS Baseline 10.0 integration and testing. Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by July 2018. Fiscal 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $4,199,028 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Messer Construction Co., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded an $11,611,000 firm-fixed-price contract for renovation and construction of Building 254 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received. Work will be performed in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2019. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $11,611,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville, Kentucky, is the contracting activity (W912QR-18-C-0008).

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, has been awarded a $7,214,334 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency World Modelers Program, which requests research proposals in the area of causal modeling, forecasting, and analysis techniques. Bids were solicited via the Internet with seven received. Work will be performed in Menlo Park, California; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Stanford, California; and Santa Barbara, California, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 9, 2021. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,368,283 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911NF-18-C-0012).

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

The Boeing Co., Huntington Beach, California is being awarded an $8,966,976 competitive, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Low Power Laser Demonstrator (LPLD) Phase 1 effort. No options are contemplated.  Under this new contract, the contractor will perform the next step for the LPLD effort that addresses laser power and aperture size by integrating and testing a low power laser on an unmanned aerial vehicle.  The work will be performed in Huntington Beach, California; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 3, 2018.  The period of performance is nine months from Dec. 6, 2017, through Sept. 3, 2018. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business

*Small Business

Paul Ryan Eyes Social Security and Medicare for Destruction

Scott Walker, a ridiculous figure, teared up awed at the 2012
Republican Convention, listening to Paul Ryan speak.
Walker and Ryan share a cocoon, sheltered from reality.
One problem among many with Paul Ryan and Scott Walker is these life-long politicians living on public monies have never had a real job.

This adds to Ryan and Walker's lack of empathy for working families, as Ryan targets social earned insurance benefits, Medicare and Social Security.

Ryan and Walker have no connection to real people carving out a living, so they live in bubbles.
See also:

Signing Tom Steyer's Petition to Impeach Trump Is One Step, an Important Step

America's top dolt is targeting Wisconsin in its Lost Decade

'Spread the damn word'


Popular citizen action forced Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon from office.

Containing citizen action has been an objective of the two prominent political parties resulting in the steady degradation of working families to the spectacle of the 2016 election featuring a lunatic and the odious Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile, the left-center bulk of the electorate has become so marginalized and confused, its support for President* Trump was partially composed of Trump as a perceived vanguard against black, brown and Muslim hoards who work with corporations against you somehow, (Mal Contends, McCrummen, Washington Post, Chris Hayes Show).

Each new generation comes of age learning to blame black, brown, immigrant, liberal, elite and the flavor of the month for whatever ails white people.

It is clear Trump, allies Scott Walker, Paul Ryan and the rest of the Republipukes with no exceptions are attempting a massive heist of the middle class to the corporate class.

Time to wake up, banana republics tend not to fare well.

One step, a thing to do, is to express popular sentiment to impeach Trump. One vehicle is to sign Tom Steyer's impeachment petition that has now drawn over 3,000,000 signatures.

Make opposing Republicans and Trump your civic duty in your community, in Alabama.