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No: 194-97
April 23, 1997

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General Atomics, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $5,401,936 cost plus fixed fee contract for the research, development, test and evaluation of advanced in-core thermionic technologies to support long duration space missions for national security purposes. Focus is on the advancement of thermionic performance rather than an overall system design improvement since no specific mission has yet been identified on which to base detailed system requirements. The objectives of the Advanced Thermionic Program (ATP) are to advance the state of the art of thermionic power conversion in the United States, develop high performance and highly reliable thermionic converters that provide high output power per unit of system mass, demonstrate the capabilities of these thermionic converters, show their feasibility for use in thermionic systems, and develop corresponding system level conceptual designs. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (91%); and Auburn, Ala. (9%), and is expected to be completed by August 14, 1999. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were 32 bids solicited on Oct. 18, 1996, and three bids were received. The contracting activity is the Defense Special Weapons Agency, Alexandria, Va. (DSWA01-97-C-0088).

Soza Co. Ltd.*, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a cost plus fixed fee/indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery contract (appropriation number and dollar value will be issued with each delivery order) with a cumulative total of $12,866,804, for automatic data processing technical support services. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and is expected to be completed by April 22, 2002. There were 60 bids solicited on Sept. 27, 1996, and four bids were received. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Service-Washington, Washington, D.C. (DASW01- 97-D-0033).

VGS, Inc.*, McLean, Va., is being awarded a cost plus fixed fee/indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery contract (appropriation number and dollar value will be issued with each delivery order) with a cumulative total of $13,162,771, for automatic data processing technical support services. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and is expected to be

completed by April 22, 2002. There were 60 bids solicited on Sept. 27, 1996, and four bids were received. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Service-Washington, Washington, D.C. (DASW01-97-D-0037).

Lockheed Martin Vought Systems Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, is being awarded a $51,357,310 modification to a firm fixed price contract option for 97 Army Tactical Missile System Block IA Guided Missile and Launching Assemblies (GMLAs), less long lead time items and associated warranty. Work will be performed in Dallas, Texas (98.2%); and Horizen City, Texas (1.8%), and is expected to be completed by July 31, 1999. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract initiated on Oct. 28, 1994. The contracting activity is the U.S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. (DAAH01-92-C-0038).

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Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a $25,872,400 firm-fixed-price contract for Repair/Rehabilitation of Wing 4 in Bancroft Hall, (Phase IV), at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Work will be performed in Annapolis, Md., and is expected to be completed by August 1998. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with five proposals solicited and two offers received. The Engineering Field Activity Chesapeake, Naval Facilities Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity (N62477-95-C-0096).