A Review of Recently Awarded Federal Contracts
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contracts awarded by
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NAWC-TSD Inks IRML to Support Manpower,
Personnel & Training Dept.
On 12/9/03, the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center -
Training Systems Div. (NAWC-TSD)
(Orlando, FL) awarded Information Resources
Management, Ltd. (IRML) (Lexington
Park, MD) a five-year, $65 million, IDIQ contract
(N61339-04-D-0003) for technical,
analytical, and developmental products in support of
Personnel and Training Systems Dept. (AIR 3.4).
Under the contract, the company will provide Navy
training systems plans and
manpower estimate reports, training products and
related services, and the weapons
systems technical training needs to include fixed-wing
and rotary-wing training
products. Work will be performed in Patuxent River,
The contract was competitively procured through
which was issued on June 6, 2003, and called for
competition limited to small
businesses only (NAICS 541330, $23 million). Proposals
were due on July 14, 2003.
A total of five offers were received.
The procurement is considered a follow-on effort to a
multiple-award IDIQ program
awarded by NAVAIR HQ in December 1998. The
-- Management Analysis Group Associates (MAGA)
(Lexington Park, MD) (N00019-99-D-1143).
-- Compliance Corp. (Lexington Park, MD) (N00019-99-
-- Consulting Associates, Inc. (CAI) (Virginia Beach,
NASA MSFC Inks COLSA for
Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC)
On 12/5/03, the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
(MSFC) (Huntsville, AL) awarded
COLSA Corp. (Huntsville, AL) a five-year, $125.4 million,
IDIQ contract (NN-M-04-AA07-C)
for the Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC)
Under the contract, the company will provide
operations and maintenance and
system development services to meet the
requirements of the Flight Projects
Ground Systems Dept., and the International Space
Station (ISS) Payload Operations
Center and its customers. Specifically, Colsa will
perform program management,
engineering, facility operation and maintenance
(O&M), and business management
in support of MSFC facilities and capabilities required
for ground and flight
Program Management functions include planning,
controlling, data systems security,
and interaction with both domestic and international
customers. Engineering includes
software and data systems development and
maintenance and the evolution of cost-effective
and state-of-the-art systems. Facility O&M
includes the provision of 24x7
voice, video, and data processing services in support of
HOSC and ISS payload
operations customers. Business management includes
financial management, property
management, safety, and procurement.
COLSA’s subcontractors include:
-- CSC Federal Sector, Civil Group, NASA unit
-- Morgan Research Corp. (Huntsville, AL).
The contract was competitively procured through
NASA’s Space Mission Communications
and Data Services (SMCDS) solicitation (RFP-03-HAW-
001), which was issued in
April 2003, and called for bids on five separate work
packages supporting NASA's
MSFC, Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) (Greenbelt,
MD), and Kennedy Space Center
-- Kennedy Integrated Communications Services
(KICS), which provides communications
services for the Space Shuttle, International Space
Station (ISS), and Payload
Carriers and Launch Services (competition limited to
small businesses only).
This contract was awarded in September 2003 to
InDyne, Inc. (McLean, VA).
-- GSFC Near Earth Network Services (NENS) (full
& open competition). This
contract was awarded in October 2003 to Honeywell
Technology Solutions, Inc.
(HTSI) (Columbia, MD).
-- GSFC Mission Operation & Mission Support
(MOMS), which includes mission
operations support for GSFC (full & open
competition). This contract was
awarded in October 2003 to HTSI. See separate record
in this database for more
-- MSFC Huntsville Operations Support Center
(HOSC), which involves providing
voice, video, and data telemetry services in support of
simulations, near real-time
and real-time flight mission support (competition limited
to small businesses
only - 541710, 1,000 employees).
-- MSFC Unified NASA Information Technology
Services (UNITeS), which involves
development, implementation, and management of IT
services (full & open competition).
This contract has not been awarded.
NASA ARC Picks Planners
Collaborative for Business Operations and Technical
On 11/26/03, the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC)
(Moffett Field, CA) awarded
Planners Collaborative (Boston, MA) a $41.6 million
contract (NNA04CA76C) for
Business Operations and Technical Services
Under the contract, the company will support
scientific and technical information,
including video, photo, publications, printing and library
services; human resource
(HR) management and training; acquisitions; equal
opportunity and affirmative
action; commercial technology; public affairs and
education outreach; legal office;
and related administrative programs.
NAWCAD Inks Cryptek to Continue Securing
On 11/18/03, the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center -
Aircraft Div. (NAWCAD) (Patuxent
River, MD) awarded Cryptek, Inc. (Sterling, VA) a $10.7
cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-04-C-0007) for
the procurement and integration
of the Joint Engineering Data Management Information
and Control System (JEDMICS)
Web Security System with DiamondTEK technology.
Under the contract, the company will accelerate the
Security (COMSEC) Evaluation Program processes with
the JEDMICS DiamondTEK technology
in "a secured coalition wide area network"
to several regional allies
on behalf of the U.S. Pacific Command’s
Coalition Wide Area Network (COWAN).
In addition to supplying hardware and software,
Cryptek, will provide installation,
engineering services, operational support, testing and
capability to securely
access engineering drawings and related text via the
Web to enable the secure
handling of classified and unclassified data within a
COWAN series of systems.
Work will be performed in Sterling, VA
The work is expected to be completed in July 2005.
Contract funds will not
at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was not competitively procured. It was
awarded on a sole-source
basis, as Cryptek is the only known responsible source
that can provide the required
products and services that:
-- meets the NSA’s B-2 level for a labeled
networked system; now Evaluation
Assurance Level 4 (EAL4) for Information Security
-- conforms to NSA’s Communications Security
requirements for encryption
-- prevents unauthorized access to technical data at
the network level.
-- has been issued a NIST FIPS 140-1 level II
NASA JSC Picks ARES for ISS Program Integration and
On 11/13/03, the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC)
(Houston, TX) awarded Applied
Research and Engineering Sciences (ARES) (Burlingame,
CA) a seven-year, $178
million, labor-hour, cost-plus-award-fee, IDIQ contract
(NNJ04AA01C) for International
Space Station (ISS) Program Integration and Control
Under the contract, the company will provide products
and services supporting
ISS program, business and configuration management.
It also supports data integration,
program information technology (IT), international
partner elements integration
management, systems analysis and integration,
engineering and technical services
and safety and mission assurance.
ARES’s subcontractors include:
-- Spacehab, Inc. (Webster, TX).
-- Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., Worldwide
Technology Business (McLean, VA).
The contract, which begins January 1, 2004, contains
a 57-month base (worth
$120.2 million) and two one-year options that, if
exercised, would increase
value to $178 million and extend the period of
performance through September
The contract was competitively procured through
which was issued on May 2, 2003, and called for
competition limited to small
businesses only (NAICS 541710, 1,500 employees).
The procurement is considered a follow-on to work
performed previously under
several separate contracts. These are the primary
contracts being consolidated
(in whole or in part) by PI&C:
-- Configuration Management (NAS9-00125)
performed by Johnson Engineering Corp.
(Houston, TX) with primary subcontractor System
Studies & Simulation, Inc.
(S3) (Huntsville, AL).
-- Cost/Schedule Analysis (NAS9-01090) performed
by Blackhawk Management Corp.
-- Space Station Program Office (SSPO) Phase II
Engineering (NAS9-98123) performed
by Muniz Engineering, Inc. (Houston, TX).
-- Space Flight Operations Contract (SFOC) (NAS9-
20000) performed by the United
Space Alliance, a Boeing/Lockheed Martin joint
-- Spares/Logistics (NAS9-01096) performed by
Blackhawk Management Corp. (Houston,
-- Information Systems Analysis and Integration Team
Contract (ISAC) (NAS15-10215)
performed by Barrios Technology, Inc. (Houston,
-- The Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) portion of
the PRA & ISS Documentation
Development contract (NAS9-01054).
NASA JSC Picks Barrios for International Space
Station Mission Integration
On 11/6/03, the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC)
(Houston, TX) awarded Barrios
Technology, Inc. (Houston, TX) a seven-year, $145.1
contract (NNJ04-AA02C) to provide mission
integration services in support of
the International Space Station (ISS).
Under the ISS Mission Integration Contract (MIC), the
company will provide
products and services that support mission planning,
mission integration, mission
international partner integration, and Russian
language and logistics services.
The effort is part of the restructuring of the ISS
to consolidate work, increase efficiency and
accountability, and transition
the work from development of space hardware to
TechTrans International, Inc. (Houston, TX), experts
in Russian-English translation,
interpretation, and logistics, is the principal
subcontractor leading the international
integration services. Other subcontractors include
Lockheed Martin Space Operations
Co. (LMSO) (Houston, TX) and Futron Corp.
The work will be performed at JSC, Kennedy Space
Center (KSC) (Cape Canaveral,
FL), and other CONUS and OCONUS locations.
DEA Picks McDonald Bradley to Support Concorde
On 10/20/03, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
(DEA) (Washington, DC) awarded
McDonald Bradley, Inc. (MBI) (Herndon, VA) a five-
year, $11.2 million, IDIQ
contract to help connect multiple mission-critical
Under the contract, the company will provide testing,
configuration, and change
management services for DEA’s Concorde
Project, which will allow agents,
analysts, and administrative personnel to tap into the
DEA’s legacy M204
corporate database system.
"This contract win underscores DEA’s
acknowledgment of our expertise
in independent verification and validation
(IV&V) services, Web development,
systems integration, and data visualization
capabilities," said Kenneth
Bartee, CEO of McDonald Bradley.
SPAWAR’s SSC-SD Selects SYS for Systems
Security Support Services
On 10/23/03, the U.S. Naval SPAWAR Systems Center
San Diego (SSC-SD) (San
Diego, CA) awarded SYS, Inc. (dba SYS
Technologies, Inc.) (San Diego, CA)
$10 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee, IDIQ contract
(N66001-04-D-0001) for information
systems security engineering and technical
Under the contract, which has an estimated total
level of effort (LOE) of
126,720 labor-hours, the company will support SSC-
SD’s Information Assurance & Engineering
Div. (Code 287) during the analysis, design,
development, implementation, and
maintenance phases of a variety of information
systems, as well as support
information assurance (IA) activities designed to
ascertain the network and
(INFOSEC) capabilities of these systems.
DISA’s DITCO Selects Arrowhead to Provide
Sattelite Space Segment for FAA’s
On 10/13/03, the U.S. Defense Information
Technology Contracting Organization
- Alaska (DITCO) (DTA) (Elmendorf AFB, AK)
awarded Arrowhead Global Solutions,
Inc. (McLean, VA) a 10-year, $30.7 million, firm-
fixed-price, IDIQ contract
(DCA500-03-D-0002) provide transponder services
for the FAA’s Alaska
National Airspace System Interfacility
Communications System (ANICS), which
provides satellite communication
covering all of Alaska, plus Seattle, WA.
Under the contract, the company will provide C-band
satellite space segment
for ANICS, a SATCOM-based air traffic control (ATC)
network comprised of
with minimum of four-degree spacing, non-
preemptible service. This is an
existing network currently utilizing one full
transponder on each satellite.
will be available in increments of both a full
transponder and increments
less than a full transponder, with potential for
growth. Footprint includes
The contract contains a two-year base and eight one-
year options that, if
exercised, would increase its cumulative value to
$30.7 million and extend
of performance through October 2013
USACE Huntsville Picks Future
Research Corp. for P2 Maintenance and
On 9/29/03, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(USACE) (Huntsville, AL) awarded
Future Research Corp. (Huntsville, AL) a five-year,
$10.5 million, IDIQ contract
(DACA87-03-D-0034) for Program and Project
Management Information System
2 (P2) maintenance and support.
Under the contract, the company will provide services
that include deployment,
implementation and maintenance of Phase I Version
and future phases of P2,
a tool designed to effectively manage projects in
the U. S. Army Corps of
Engineers (USACE) three core mission areas:
Military, Civil Works, and Environmental
P2 will provide structure and support to enhance
project management business
process, support the Regional Business Concept,
provide for decision support
capability using a single database, utilize on-line
(OLAP) tools to generate customized reports, and
maximize the use of the
Army Picks RCI to Provide Desktop Support for
On 9/30/03, the U.S. Defense Contracting Command -
Washington (DCC-W) (Washington,
DC) awarded Resource Consultants, Inc. (RCI)
(Vienna, VA) a seven-year, $202.8
million, time-and-materials, fixed-price, IDIQ
contract for desktop support
services for the Headquarters Dept. of the
Army’s (HQDA) Information
Management Support Center (IMCEN).
Under the contract, the company will support HQDA
and its almost 90 agencies
as well as several DoD and Joint activities by
providing enterprise services
such as systems analysis and architecture,
information assurance, systems
administration, e-mail services, server and web-
server management, service
desk support, installation
services, configuration management, and technical
The award affords RCI the unique opportunity to
support IMCEN in its Desktop
Realignment Initiative that will streamline service
contracting to achieve
standardization, enhanced mission support, timely
upgrades of technology,
improved end-user productivity,
and incorporate best commercial practices.
USAF AAC Funds TYBRIN for FY04 Software
Engineering Services (SES)
On 9/30/03, the U.S. Air Force Air Armament Center
(AAC) (Eglin AFB, FL)
awarded TYBRIN Corp. (Ft. Walton Beach, FL) an
$18.1 million, cost-plus-award-fee,
cost-reimbursement, no-fee modification (P00006)
to a previously awarded
for software engineering services (SES).
The modification exercises an option for support from
October 1, 2003, through
September 30, 2004 (FY04). It represents the first
of nine one-year options
on the 10-year contract, under which TYBRIN
provides support of guided weapons
evaluation, simulations and other services supporting
research and development
(R&D) for the principals and customers of AAC.
Total funds have been obligated.