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No: 063-01
February 13, 2001

AIR FORCE

Today, the Air Force is modifying an "other transaction" with Northrop Grumman Corp., San Diego, Calif. It is an $84,000,000 modification to a cost-plus-award-fee contract. This action definitizes pre-engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) support for the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle program. This effort encompasses transition efforts related to non-recurring engineering and diminishing manufacturing source materials required before proceeding to EMD. An "other transaction" is a unique contracting authority that permits greater flexibility to negotiate contract terms under special circumstances such as this program. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (MDA972-95-3-0013, Amendment 0092).

ARMY

PRIMEX Technologies, St. Petersburg, Fla., is being awarded a $72,162,074 modification to firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract DAAA09-99-C-0021, for 46,196 M831A1 TP-T 120mm cartridges and 103,966 M865 TPDSCS-T 120mm cartridges. The M831A1 is the high explosive training round and the M865 is the kinetic energy training round. Both rounds have inert projectiles and both rounds are used in live-fire training for M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams tanks. Work will be performed at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, Middletown, Iowa, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2004. Of the total contract funds $1,239,975 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were two bids solicited on Sept. 1, 1998, and two bids were received. The U.S. Army Operations Support Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity.

Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., is being awarded a $68,062,401 modification to firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract DAAE07-99-C-M007, for 438 Medium Tactical Vehicle replacements for the U.S. Marine Corps, a five-ton truck program. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2004. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were two bids solicited on July 31, 1998, and two bids were received. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., is being awarded a $16,030,000 modification to cost-plus-fixed-fee contract DAAE07-96-C-X195, for systems technical support for the Abrams tank program. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Mich., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 31, 2001. Of the total contract funds $130,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is a sole source contract initiated on April 17, 1996. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

AIR BP, Warren, Ill., is being awarded a $12,965,100 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for Oklahoma City Airport jet fuel with and without additives. There were 273 proposals solicited and one received. Work will be performed in Oklahoma, Okla., and is expected to be completed by Mar 31, 2004. Funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Defense Energy Support Center is the contracting activity (SP0600-01-D-0013).

NAVY

GNB Industrial Power, Lombard, Ill., is being awarded $7,370,746 firm-fixed-price contract for 10 Guppy-I Mod E ASB-49 sealed lead acid submarine batteries and two Trident type sealed lead acid submarine batteries. These batteries supply backup power for the Navy's submarine fleet. Work will be performed in Kankakee, Ill., and is expected to be completed by August 2002. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The procurement was not subject to competition. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-01-C-0023).

Applied Ordnance Technology, Inc., Waldorf, Md., is being awarded a $5,295,272 cost-plus-fixed-fee, service type contract for environmental information management architecture and technology services. The contractor will provide services for business risk assessment and environmental planning and compliance for the Navy, Army, Air Force, Air National Guard and other Department of Defense customers. This contract has four option years, which if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value of the contract to $28,093,407. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed by February 2005. Contract funds in the amount of $50,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured and released on the Internet with one offer received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-01-D-0007).

McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company, St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a ceiling price $5,199,255 cost-plus-fixed-fee term contract for engineering services in support of airframe engineering changes for the AV-8B Harrier II Plus program for the U.S. Marine Corps and the governments of Spain and Italy under a joint program memorandum of understanding. The estimated level of effort for this contract is 42,167 man-hours. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed by January 2002. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-01-C-0026).

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