Maersk Line Ltd., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $73,677,038 firm-fixed-price contract for the time charter of one U.S.-flagged, twin-shaft vessel, which shall function as a maritime support vessel. This contract includes four 12-month option periods, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $143,149,058. Work will be performed at sea worldwide, and is expected to be completed November 2014. If all options are exercised, work will continue through October 2018. Working capital contract funds in the amount of $73,677,038 are obligated for fiscal 2014, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with over 200 proposals solicited via a solicitation posted to the Military Sealift Command and Federal Business Opportunities websites, with 13 offers received. The Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-14-C-2015).
General Dynamics Information Technology, Falls Church, Va., is being awarded a $49,999,999 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for approximately 600,000 hours of integrated logistics services in support of technical analysis and investigation of Foreign Military Sales Programs. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md. (59 percent); Annandale, Va. (9 percent); Philadelphia, Pa. (7 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (6 percent); Kuwait (6 percent); Australia (5 percent); Arlington, Va. (4 percent); Egypt (1 percent); Japan (1 percent); Malaysia (1 percent); and Taiwan (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2014. Funds are not being obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00421-14-D-0002).
Federal Express Charter Programs Team Arrangement, Memphis, Tenn., is being awarded an estimated $145,223,956 modification to previously awarded contract HTC711-13-D-CC02 for international airlift services. Team members include: Air Transport International LLC, Little Rock, Ark.; Atlas Air, Inc., Purchase, N.Y.; Delta Air Lines, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.; Federal Express Corp.; Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., Purchase, N.Y.; and MN Airlines, LLC, doing business as Sun Country Airlines, Mendota Heights, Minn. Work will be performed at worldwide locations, and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2014. Fiscal 2014 Transportation Working Capital Funds are being obligated on individual task orders. The U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity.
National Air Cargo Group, Inc., doing business as National Airlines of Orlando, Fla., is being awarded an estimated $12,267,057 firm-fixed-price contract modification to increase the estimated contract value under previously awarded contract HTC711-13-D-CC08 for international airlift services. Work will be performed at worldwide locations and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2014. Fiscal 2014 Transportation Working Capital Funds are being obligated on individual task orders. The U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity.
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., has been awarded a maximum $37,484,783 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of weapons system outer wing panels. This contract is a sole-source acquisition. Location of performance is New York, with a Nov. 31, 2017 performance completion date. This contract is a four-year base with no option-year periods. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 Navy working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM4AX-12-D-9401-THA5).
Quality Fruit and Vegetable LLC*, El Paso, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $30,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-quantity contract for fresh fruit and vegetable support. This contract is a competitive acquisition, and two offers were received. Location of performance is Texas with a May 17, 2015 performance completion date. This contract is an 18-month base period with two 18-month option-year periods. Using military services are Army and Department of Agriculture school customers. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPE300-14-D-P231).
BAE Systems - Land and Armaments LP, York, Pa., was awarded a $26,484,767 modification (P00001) to an existing fixed-price-incentive, option-included contract (W56HZV-14-C-0002) to exercise the option for Paladin Integrated Management low rate initial production technical data package and electronic technical manuals. Work will be performed in York; Sterling Heights, Mich.; and Santa Clara, Calif.; with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2016. Fiscal 2014 procurement funds are being obligated on this award. The Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity.
A-YZ Corp., Winchester Mass., has been awarded a $7,166,660 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to create the capability to perform inference on real-world problems with 100 times “bigger” models than previously known to be achievable. “Bigger” models can translate into orders of magnitude, less training data required, less computation required for inference, and more accurate results. The contractor will develop and deliver a software prototype that will offer inference performance equal to or greater than 1e6-1e9 Metropolis-Hastings Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MH MCMC) samples per second and approximately 1e2-1e5 greater inference performance than existing systems. The innovations that will enable this capability are new forms of map-reduce based parallel inference on the cloud leveraging both a diversity of existing solvers as well as exploring the assimilation of certain core solvers into a more mathematically integrated and computationally efficient form. Work will be performed at Winchester, Mass., and is expected to be complete by Aug. 30, 2017. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition via an open Broad Agency Announcement, DARPA BAA No. 13-31; offers were solicited electronically, and 78 offers were received. Fiscal 2013 research and development funds in the amount of $311,842 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKF, Rome N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-14-C-0001).