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No: 326-04
April 15, 2004



Cooperative Utility Services Inc., Prattville, Ala., is being awarded a $41,229,000 firm fixed price contract. The Utilities Privatization Program is for the transfer of ownership, operation, and maintenance of the electric utility at Maxwell-Gunter, Ala. The new owner, whether a utility company or other private entity, shall plan, finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the Electric System and its infrastructure. At this time, $433,200 of the funds have been obligated. Solicitation began January 2000 and negotiations were completed November 2003. The Air Education and Training Command is the contracting activity (FA-4819-04-C-6001).


General Electric Aircraft Engines, Government Contracts, Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a $14,000,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00019-96-C-0176) to conduct risk reduction efforts under the Pre-System Development and Demonstration Development Phase IIIb for the F136 Propulsion System for the Joint Strike Fighter Air System Program. Efforts will include additional component design and trade studies, hardware procurement and fabrication, and test and system integration risk reduction tasks that will allow the F136 propulsion system to enter Phase IV with lower technical and schedule risk. Work will be performed in Evendale, Ohio (45 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (34 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (21 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Coalescent Technologies Corp., Orlando Fla., is being awarded a $7,877,887 cost plus fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, service contract for Research and Concept Development Support Services for Joint Forces Programs. The contractor will provide research and concept development support services to Joint Force programs such as Strike, Expeditionary Warfare, Air Defense/Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TBMD), Command and Control Warfare, Logistics including Asset Visibility/Asset Management, Manpower and Infrastructure architecture. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., and is expected to be completed by April 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured and advertised on the Internet, with 50 proposals solicited and two offers received. The Indian Head Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-04-D-0005).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Maritime Systems & Sensors (LMMS2), Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a $5,553,751 firm-fixed-priced modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-98-C-5363) to procure an ORDALT 16817 Type B Kit for the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS), CG Class Modernization Program Baseline II and VII upgrade, Modernization Installation and Check-out (INCO) Spares, Modernization Depot Spares and Modernization Operating Space Item (OSI). Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md. (50 percent) and Aberdeen, S.D. (50 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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