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No: 742-00
December 13, 2000

ARMY

Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded $22,904,908 as part of a $453,985,786 firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for support for the Secretary of the Army's education initiative entitled Army University Access Online. The objective of the program is to provide soldiers with easy access to courses leading to post-secondary degrees and vocational-technical certifications via online education. The contractor will (in conjunction with teaming arrangements of 29 institutions of higher education) provide the educational services and program management necessary to satisfy the requirements of the performance-based work statement. These services shall be delivered through a web-based Army University Access Online portal. The contractor will also provide a technology package, comprised of a laptop, printer and software to enable each soldier enrolled in the program to obtain a post-secondary degree or certificate anytime, anywhere, any place he can take his laptop. The program will initiate at three installations and will be expanded Army-wide over the life of the contract. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va. (85%); Fort Benning, Ga. (5%); Fort Campbell, Ky. (5%), and Fort Hood, Texas (5%), and is expected to be completed by Dec. 13, 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were 1,143 bids solicited on Sept. 13, 2000, and 15 bids were received. The Defense Supply Service-Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (DASW01-01-D-0003).

Parker Hannifin Corp., Irvine, Calif., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $18,595,500 firm-fixed-price, undefinitive contractual action contract, with a cumulative total of $37,191,000 for various servocylinders applicable to the AH-64 Apache Helicopter. Work will be performed in Irvine, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Oct. 12, 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract initiated on Oct. 19, 2000. The U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (DAAH23-01-C-0036).

General Electric Co., Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $17,839,045 delivery order amount as part of firm-fixed-price contract DAAJ09-97-D-0196, for procurement of 28 Base 701C Install Engines (complete). Work will be performed in Lynn, Mass., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2003. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract initiated on June 20, 1997. The U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Armament Systems, Saco, Maine, is being awarded a $5,674,175 delivery order amount as part of firm-fixed-price contract DAAE20-00-D-0075, for 6,500 machine gun barrels (M2), in support of the .50 caliber Machine Gun Program. Work will be performed in Saco, Maine, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2004. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There was a full and open solicitation on June 23, 1999, and five bids were received. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Government Systems Corp., Taunton, Mass., is being awarded an $11,670,702 modification to firm-fixed-price contract DAAB07-94-C-N853, to exercise options for common hardware/software items for the project manager at Army Tactical Command and Control Systems, computers and associated peripherals for battlefield commanders. Work will be performed in Taunton, Mass., and is expected to be completed by April 10, 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were 50 bids solicited on April 21, 1964, and three bids were received. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Today the Air Force is modifying an "Other Transaction" with McDonnell Douglas Corp., Huntington, Calif. The modification amount is $141,000,000. It will provide for the Heavy Lift Vehicle Operational Launch Service effort in support of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program. This test program will evaluate the heavy launch capability of the EELV through execution and evaluation of a test launch with a simulated heavy payload. An "Other Transaction" is a unique contracting authority that permits greater flexibility to negotiate contract terms under special circumstances such as this program. At this time, $12,000,000 of the contract funds have been obligated. The work is expected to be completed June 2003. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04701-98/9-0005).

Northrop Grumman Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., was awarded on Dec. 12 a $36,841,067 modification to a firm-fixed-price contract to provide for 17 AN/ALQ-135 Band 1.5 Internal Countermeasures Sets applicable to the F-15 aircraft. The work is expected to be completed December 2001. At this time, $1,048,920 of the contract funds have been obligated. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-98/C-0037, P00024).

Northrop Grumman Corp., Baltimore, Md., was awarded on Dec. 12 a $16,000,000 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide for research and development support for the Advanced Sensor Program. This effort will improve sensor systems in clutter by exploiting advanced processing architecture and developing advanced processing technologies. At this time, $2,000,000 of the contract funds have been obligated. Further funds will be obligated as individual delivery orders are issued. The work is expected to be completed December 2004. Solicitation began August 2000; negotiations were completed December 2000. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY, is the contracting activity (F30602-01/C-0029).

Lockheed Martin Federal Systems, Gaithersburg, Md., is being awarded a $6,400,000 modification to a cost-plus-award-fee contract to provide for the negotiated settlement arising from the termination of the Operational Support Contract (OSC) supporting the Ground Control Segment for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF satellites, and for equitable adjustment for additional test effort required prior to termination. The OSC was terminated as part of the GPS Single Prime Initiative, which migrated these support activities to the GPS Block IIF satellite prime contractor. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (F04606-95/D-0239, DO00038-12).

CORRECTIONS

Below are corrected versions of contracts announced earlier:

Northrop Grumman Corp., El Segundo, Calif., was awarded on Dec. 11 a not-to-exceed $303, 200,000 cost-plus-award-fee contract to provide for Phase I of the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP). This phase consists of developing a modular, scaleable radar design through simulation and prototyping to support several platform integration options. This system is intended to be integratable on multiple United States platforms and suitable for use by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The locations of performance are Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif. (39%); Northrop Grumman Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md. (37%), and other locations. The work is expected to be completed Dec. 2003. At this time, $20,000,000 of the contract funds have been obligated. There was one firm solicited and one proposal received. Solicitation began Oct. 2000; negotiations were completed Dec. 2000. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (F19628-00/C-0100).

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif., was awarded on Dec. 5 an $11,169,729 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide for development and integration of technologies in support of demonstration of an Affordable Moving Surface Target Engagement system. This effort is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency which is managing this program. The work is expected to be completed Dec. 2001. Solicitation issue date was July 2000; negotiations were completed Nov. 2000. There were four proposals received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity (F30602-01/C-0017).

Northrop Grumman Corp., Melbourne, Fla., was awarded on Dec. 1 a $12,192,544 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide for definition of architecture development and experimentation in support of the Affordable Moving Surface Target Enhancement II (AMSTEII) program. This program will investigate and demonstrate affordable solutions for targeting moving surface threats using both seeker-less and seeker equipment weapons. This effort is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency which is managing this program. Expected contract completion date is Nov. 15, 2001. Solicitation issue date was June 21, 2000. Negotiation completion date was Nov. 16, 2000. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY, is the contracting activity (F30602-01/C-0002).

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