Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $7,189,297,142 undefinitized not-to-exceed modification to the previously awarded low-rate initial production Lot 10 F-35 Lightning II advance acquisition contract (N00019-15-C-0003). This modification provides for the procurement of 90 aircraft, comprised of 76 F-35A aircraft for the Air Force (44), non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants (16), and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers (16); 12 F-35B aircraft for the Marine Corps (9), and non-U.S. DoD participants (3); and two F-35C aircraft for the Navy. In addition, this modification provides for diminishing manufacturing and material shortages redesign and management; non-recurring engineering, changes to correct deficiencies resulting from concurrency between systems development and demonstration and production; and unique requirements for non-U.S. participants and FMS customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent); El Segundo, California (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Florida (10 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (5 percent); Nagoya, Japan (5 percent); and Baltimore, Maryland (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2020. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy/Marine Corps and Air Force); and non-U.S. DoD participant and FMS funding in the amount of $1,280,306,832 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($3,397,703,267; 47.3%); Navy ($1,005,133,523; 13.9%); non-DoD participants ($1,507,557,938; 21.0%); and FMS customers ($1,278,902,414; 17.8%). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $24,718,046 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for reactor plant planning yard services for nuclear-powered submarines, and support yard services for the Navy’s moored training ships. The contractor will furnish, fabricate, or acquire such materials, supplies and services as may be necessary to perform the functions of the planning yard for reactor plants and associated portions of the propulsion plants for nuclear powered submarines. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $56,679,396. Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut (95 percent); and Charleston, South Carolina (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2017. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2017 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $9,419,631 will be obligated at time of award, and $4,537,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) - only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-17-C-2104).
Varioscale Inc., San Marcos, California, has been awarded a $23,839,486 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Rapid Analysis of Various Emerging Nanoelectrons (RAVEN). Contractor will seek to develop a prototype analysis tool for acquiring the images and reconstructing all layers (up to 13 metal layers) from a 10 nm integrated circuit chip within an analysis area of 1 cm squared. Work will be performed at San Marcos, California, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 23, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 12 offers received. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,291,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-17-C-9111).
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY
The Microelectronics Advanced Research Corp. (MARCO), Durham, North Carolina, has been awarded a $15,470,282 modification (P00020) to previously awarded agreement HR0011-13-3-0002 exercising the fourth option for Year 5 of the Focus Center Research Program (FCRP) - Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network (STARnet). This is another transaction agreement. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the agreement (government share) to $76,062,957 from $60,592,675. The non-federal (performer) cost share amount is increased to $114,283,492 from $91,078,069. The goal of this program is to create and continue a nationwide network of multi-university research centers that will keep the Department of Defense and U.S. semiconductor and defense systems firms at the forefront of the global microelectronics revolution. These centers will be focused on discovering solutions to the intractable problems that are forecast to lie in the future of integrated circuit progress and to lay the foundations for microsystems innovations once the improvements associated with Moore’s Law are exhausted. Work will be performed at the following FCRP - STARnet University Focus Centers: Center for Spintronic Material, Interfaces and Novel Architectures (C-SPIN) – University of Minnesota; Function Accelerated nanoMaterial Engineering (FAME) – University of California, Los Angeles; Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST) – University of Notre Dame; Center for Future Architectures Research (C-FAR) – University of Michigan; Systems On Nanoscale Information fabriCs (SONIC) Center – University of Illinois; and TerraSwarm Research Center (TSRC) – University of California, Berkeley, with an estimated completion date of January 2018. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $7,685,396 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
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