General Electric Co. Aircraft Engines of Cincinnati, Ohio is being awarded a firm-fixed price contract modification for $15,592,486. This contract modification will provide for mixing duct and two flame-holder segments. It is redesigned hardware meant to address the fact that the augmenter/exhaust nozzle section is a leading contributor to labor intensive unscheduled engine removals in direct relation to excessively repaired parts that are subject to thermal variances. The mixing duct incorporates redesigned support hangers and outer lugs at all flame-holder attachment locations. The design incorporates replaceable inserts made from L605 material coated with chromium carbide on both face surfaces. The flame-holders consist of a 10 piece design that has the mid and outer rings split at ten locations, which reduces thermally induced stresses that cause crack initiation in the rings. This acquisition is being accomplished under a sole source, four plus-year requirements type contract with a basic period (15 months) and three one year options. This program in combination with the F110 Services Life Extension Program is designed to extend the life of the F110-GE-100 and -129 engines to 2025. The F110 engines power the Air Force’s F-16 fleet. The F-16 fleet is an aging fleet that is exceeding its “design life” of 8000 Total Accumulated Cycles by an average 485 TACs. A complete engine re-design was accomplished under the Component Improvement Program ordered by ASC/LPK. At this time no funds have been obligated. 748 CBSG/PKP, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8104-05-D-0042-P00006).
Global Ground Support LLC of Olathe, Kan., is being awarded a contract for $14,679,715.56. This action provides for 44 Truck Mounted Deicers. At this time all funds have been obligated. 642nd CBSG/GBKAC, Robins Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (F41608-99-D-0029).
InnovaSystems International LLC, San Diego, Calif.,is being awarded a $14,100,185 cost-plus-award-fee contract for system engineering, system design/development, integration, testing, installation, training, lifecycle maintenance, procurement support, help desk services, management support, and system documentation for the Defense Readiness Reporting System – Navy. This one-year contract includes four one-year options which, if exercised, would bring the potential, cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $75,767,799. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and work is expected to be completed Feb. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was a sole-source justification and approval was signed in accordance with FAR Subpart 6.302-1 and 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1), for Only One Responsible Source. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-08-D-0030).
Prexis, Inc. Alexandria, Va., is being awarded a $5,824,313 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development engineering and technical support services. Tasks will include systems engineering (hardware and software) systems analysis (hardware and software) and data collection and analysis. This contract contains four 12-month options which, if exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contract to $28,796,848. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and work is expected to be completed Feb. 2009 (Jan. 2013 with options). Contract funds in the amount of $209,000 will expire by the end of current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under a Request for Proposal Number (N000173-07-R-SC05), with one offer received. The Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N000173-08-C-2013).