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No: 687-05
July 07, 2005



Carnegie Mellon University/Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa., is being awarded a $411,105,411 cost reimbursement contract to provide for Software research and development, pertinent to national defense. At this time, $750,000 of the funds has been obligated. This work will be complete by 2010. Solicitation began March 2005 and negotiations were completed June 2005. The Headquarters Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8721-05-C-0003).

McDonnell Douglas Corp., Long Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $31,248,649 firm fixed price contract modification. This negotiation definitizes P00042, an undefinitized contractual action (UCA) for the incorporation of the Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures (LAIRCM) on 15 C-17s. The negotiations also included adding three additional LAIRCM units, which were identified in the UCA as unpriced not-to-exceed options. Twenty-two additional LAIRCM units also were negotiated as a part of this contract change resulting from additional LAIRCM funding from the Presidents fiscal 2005 supplemental defense budget. The total number of LAIRCM units procured under this change is 40. The commodity procured in this change is the aircraft installation hardware (such as wiring harnesses and support structure) and the installation labor. The LAIRCM units (such as sensors and transmitters) are furnished to the Boeing Co. as government furnished equipment. At this time, $41,236,487 of the funds has been obligated. This work will be complete by January 2007. Negotiations were completed June 2005. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8614-04-C-2004, P00066).


Leo Burnett, USA Inc., Chicago, Ill., was awarded June 30 a six-month extension to an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price-award-fee contract in the estimated amount of $250 million to plan and execute advertising, promotional, and publicity programs supporting all recruiting and retention programs of the United States Army. This six-month extension contract will be for the acquisition of supplies and services customarily performed by a full-service and/or consortium advertising agency for the Headquarters U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Ky.; Headquarters, Army Accessions Command, Fort Monroe, Va.; Headquarters U.S. Army Cadet Command, Fort Monroe, Va.; Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Manpower & Reserve Affairs, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Work will be performed in Chicago, Ill., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 30, 2005. The Defense Contracting Command-Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (W74V8H-05-D-0008).

United Defense Limited Partnership, Ground Systems Division, was awarded July 6, 2005, a $8,849,100 firm-fixed price contract for seven Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System (HERCULES) Vehicles and associated spare parts for the Government of Australia. Work will be performed at United Defenses York, Pa., facility and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2006. The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command at Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity. (W56HZV-04-C-0105)

Versar Inc., Springfield, Va., was awarded July 6, 2005, a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for environmental engineering, professional, technical and remedial services that could amount to up to $598 million over a potential 10-year-period. Services topics include: installation restoration, environmental quality, environmental planning, as well as natural and cultural resources for the Air National Guard at locations throughout the United States and its territories. Work will be performed throughout the United States. The contract is expected to be completed June 30, 2015. The National Guard Bureau, Environmental Support Branch in Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity. (W9133L-05-D-0010)


General Electric Aircraft Engines, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $15,508,337 firm-fixed price (with one cost reimbursable line item) contract for the UH-60M Alternate Engine Program by the Special Operations Directorate (AMCOM), under the warrant authority issued by the Special Operations Command and in support of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). The work will be performed in Lynn, Mass., and is expected to be completed by Aug. 16, 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Competition was limited to two sources in accordance with 10 USC 2304(c)(1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1(a)(2), only limited number of responsible sources are available to provide supplies or services and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Two proposals were requested and received. The contract number is H92238-05-C-0002.

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