DOD spent $12,867,000,000+ on 142 individual contracts in January 2017
The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $12,867,000,000 on 142 individual contracts during January 2017. This amount does not include 15 Foreign Military Sales transactions worth $587,227,000.
FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS) – Through FMS, the U.S. government procures and transfers materiel to allied nations and international organizations.
Bell-Boeing JPO received $138,616,000 mostly for engineering re: development, testing, integration, validation/verification & incorporation of the Japan configuration into MV-22B Block C & MV-22 containerized flight-training device.
Boeing received $7,587,814 for F/A-18 A-D program management, logistics, and engineering for Switzerland ($3,036,964; 40.02%); Finland ($1,584,800; 20.89%); Malaysia ($912,153; 12.02%); Kuwait ($727,337; 9.59%); Australia ($540,111; 7.12%); Canada ($441,259; 5.81%); Spain ($345,190; 4.55%).
Dyncorp International received $30,790,391 for FMS (Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait): aviation field maintenance services in support of Army Aviation & Missile Command, Aviation Field Maintenance Division overseas operations.
General Atomics received $56,656,833 for the Spain MQ-9 Exportable Block 5 Procurement program.
General Atomics received $11,752,919 for Italy MQ-9A Contractor Logistics Support Phase V. Sole-source.
Lockheed Martin received $7,702,239 for contractor logistics support on Iraq’s integrated air defense system.
Odyssey Systems Consulting Group received $12,184,292 for professional acquisition support (management: program, financial; admin & other support) for the FMS division, and Airborne Early Warning & Control Systems International Branch at Hanscom AFB and geographically separated units. Involves FMS to Australia, France, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UK and NATO. [NATO just opened a new Center to liaise with the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, which consists of Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the UAE.]
Sallyport Global Holdings Inc. received $200,000,000 for base life support, base operations support, and security at Balad Air Base, Iraq.
Raytheon received $9,093,075 for Qatar Air & Missile Defense Operations Center, specifically Cross Domain Solutions development to System Verification Test.
Raytheon received $12,552,161 for FMS (Taiwan, Spain, Kuwait, Israel): PATRIOT engineering services for calendar year 2016.
Lockheed Martin received $7,568,460 to provide Saudi Arabia with C-130J spares and support elements. Sole-source.
UNINHABITED VEHICLES & CRAFT
Textron received $9,352,070 for contractor logistics support and maintenance training services on 24 aircraft to Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air in support of the Afghan Air Force. Work in Kabul and Kandahar.
URS Federal Services received $9,009,645 to help maintain Army Prepositioned Stock 2 (in Germany) by providing logistics, supply and transportation.
DynCorp received $26,485,838 for storage, maintenance, loading, reconstitution, and logistics support of war materiel in Kuwait, Oman, UAE, Qatar.
St. Michael’s Inc. received $150,000,000 to provide USSOCOM with worldwide mission support (engineering & technical, management support, program management, administrative, professional services).
COGNITION & HUMAN INTERFACE
Infoscitex Corp. and Ball Aerospace & Technologies received a shared $75,000,000 for the Human Interface Research & Technology program. Corporations will work on development & delivery of revolutionary cognitive engineering, team decision-making, human perception, performance and cognitive technologies to deliver persistent situation awareness and improved warfighter decision-making.
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)
Northrop Grumman received $9,042,159 for Phase 3 of an unspecified DARPA research program.
Sotera Defense Solutions received $9,833,515 for Predictive Analysis Software Prototype. Sotera will work on multi-source data fusion, predicting malicious cyber operator activities, and serve as architect & integrator of the experimental software prototype. DARPA funding used.
Sotera Defense Solutions received $11,036,371 to work on a DARPA R&D effort: Technology Demonstrations & Assessments Using a Data Science Approach to Situation Understanding for Counter Insurgency Operations.
Central Texas College received $26,837,630 to provide lower level vocational and technical degree/certificate programs and education support services for U.S. Armed Forces in USCENTCOM & USAFRICOM. University of Maryland received $16,236,452 to provide instructional undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs and education services for U.S. Armed Forces in USCENTCOM & USAFRICOM. Locations include Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt (the Sinai), Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE). Non-competitive.
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory received $53,530,167 for Trident (D5) MK 6 guidance system production with failure verification, test, repair and recertification of inertial measurement units, electronic assemblies, and electronic modules. United Kingdom funds of $7,867,000 obligated.
Honeywell International received $7,641,146 to repair various V-22 parts. Non-competitive per 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) and FAR 6.302-1.
HORNET & GROWLER COMMON AIRFRAME
Boeing received $21,031,225 for F/A-18E/F & EA-18G automated maintenance environment for U.S. Navy ($19,667,784, 93.5%); Australia ($1,363,441; 6.5%).
Northrop Grumman received $8,121,653 to repair 103 power amplifier modules for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. Sole-source.
Northrop Grumman received $17,604,406 to procure 63 units of recurring peculiar support equipment and 18 system specification documents for E-2.
STRATEGIC / TACTICAL AIRLIFT
Rolls-Royce received $73,618,490 for C-130J propulsion long term sustainment (inventory control point management, repair, engineering, technical data).
OTHER FIXED WING AIRCRAFT
Boeing received $983,000,000 to provide engineering services and support on VC-25, E-4B, C-32A, C-40B/C, E-8C, NT-43 aircraft. Sole-source.
General Dynamics (Gulfstream) received $115,686,394 to provide DOD’s C-20 and C-37 fleet with contractor logistics support at Savannah, GA; NAS Sigonella; Ramstein AB; Andrews AFB; Hickam AFB; Marine Corps Base Hawaii; MacDill AFB; Reagan National Airport. Genera Dynamics (Gulfstream) received $17,608,952 for engineering services on DOD’s C-20 and C-37 fleet.
Northrop Grumman received $140,000,000 for Battle Field Airborne Communication Node (BACN) payload, operations and support.
Raytheon received $8,086,413 for radio frequency exiters. Sole-source.
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB & AIR FORCE TEST CENTER
Leidos Inc. received $38,000,000 for R&D on Next Generation High Power Electromagnetic (HPEM) sources and components at Kirtland AFB.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND
Boeing received $22,439,560 for 1,430 strap assembly, main rotor spares (presumably for the Apache helicopter).
Honeywell International received $7,287,899 for overhaul and repair of diffusers (min 40, max 294) for CH-47 Chinook.
Lockheed Martin received $45,845,897 for 29 automatic radar periscope detection & discrimination standard retrofit p-kits for MH-60R aircraft.
Lockheed Martin received $19,996,526 to integrate advanced off-board electronic warfare into MH-60R/S avionics operating program.
GENERAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
INDUSTRIAL BASE – GENERAL
Delta Group Electronics Inc.; NPI Services Inc.; Quality Systems Integrated Corp. received a shared $12,000,000 (potential $30,000,000) to provide custom fabricated electronic parts in support of rapid prototyping.
AIRCRAFT PODS & SENSORS
Sierra Nevada Corp. received $16,873,404 for engineering and logistics on weapon & sensor systems that provide offensive air support and multi-sensor imaging reconnaissance capability for C/KC-130 aircraft. Not competitive.
Specmat Technologies Inc. received $22,271,926 for personnel locator beacons, which assist in locating downed aircrew after ejection or bailout.
BAE Systems received $67,696,276 for radio frequency countermeasures system design, integration and testing.
Doss Aviation received $290,000,000 for initial flight training (incl. international military students) in preparation for specialized undergraduate pilot, CSO, and RPA training. This involves unspecified FMS.
Lockheed Martin received $120,922,810 for Technical Insertion 16 Acoustic-Rapid-COTS Insertion (A-RCI) engineering and Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS), which provides U.S. Navy with sub detection, identification, and classification.
Northrop Grumman received $22,716,266 to support (engineering, component & full scale test/eval, tactical underwater launcher hardware production) development and production of the Common Missile Compartment.
SURFACE SHIP MAINTENANCE
Advanced Technology International received $99,000,000 to help U.S. Navy’s Manufacturing Technology Composites Manufacturing Center of Excellence.
Andromeda Systems Inc. received $40,620,652 for logistics & technical support (planning, analysis, development, training, equipment management) in support of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast.
Fincantieri Marine Systems North America Inc. received $15,746,539 to provide maintenance support for the Mine Countermeasure-1 class main propulsion diesel engine and ship service diesel generator. Work in San Diego, CA; Sasebo, Japan; Manama, Bahrain; and ports-of-call. Not competitively procured.
ManTech received $11,238,775 for systems operation, sustainment, and support services for Navy’s Ship Maintenance & Logistics Information Systems (SMLIS).
Q.E.D. Systems received $33,469,116 for advanced planning services in support of chief of naval operations availabilities, continuous maintenance availabilities, modernization, maintenance for surface combatant ships (CG 47/DDG 51).
SHIP OPERATION – THIRD PARTY
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVAIR)
General Atomics received $532,614,821 for manufacture, assembly, inspection, test and checkout of Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) delivered onboard CVN 80 aircraft carrier, including installation and checkout spares, repairs, technical data, and drawing changes.
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION (NAWCAD)
BAE Systems received $24,387,949 for roughly 568,551 hours of logistics services and materials in support of NAWCAD’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division re: C4I projects. Overseas work in Panzer Kaserne, Germany (15%); Afghanistan (6%). Smartronix Inc. received $26,701,654 for services in support of NAWCAD’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division. Not competitively procured, per 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1).
DCS Corp. received $10,514,426 for roughly 166,848 hours technical services (test engineering & support, ground & flight test conduct, test & evaluation analysis; division administration support) in support of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Air Vehicle Test & Evaluation Division.
Telephonics Corp. received $9,284,737 for engineering and technical services in support of NAWCAD’s Air Traffic Control & Landing Systems Division. Includes comprehensive program to provide hardware systems development, maintenance, training, and repair. Not competitive, per FAR 6.302-1.
SPACE & NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS COMMAND (SPAWAR)
CSRA LLC received $39,140,945 for IT services to support U.S. Navy’s OCONUS Naval Enterprise Network (ONE-Net) in Bahrain, Greece, Guam, Italy, Japan, Poland, South Korea, Romania, Singapore, Spain, UAE. Sole-source.
CYBER, SIGINT & CRYPTOGRAPHY
ManTech received $7,600,000 for test and engineering support services for the electronic proving ground at Fort Huachuca.
SHI International Corp. received $13,657,127 for Microsoft software assurance and license subscription services.
Harris Corp. received $403,264,139 for spare parts for various tactical radio systems. Sole-source.
CDM Smith received $10,000,000 and Merrick & Co. received $10,000,000 for architectural and engineering services (facility sustainment, restoration, modernization; construction) at USAF Academy; Buckley AFB; Cheyenne Mountain; Fort Carson; F.E. Warren AFB; Peterson AFB; Schriever AFB.
Harris Corp. received $16,162,597 for Space Control Depot support, including depot and sustainment engineering; repairable & disposable item management; stock, storage and issuance of spares; hardware and software maintenance.
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY (MDA) & ICBM
Boeing received $15,626,629 for intercontinental ballistic missile guidance subsystem support at Hill AFB.
MISSILES, BOMBS, ROCKETS, PROJECTILES
B‐K Manufacturing Co. Inc. received $11,025,295 for wings and fins for AIM‐120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, Captive Air Training Missiles ‐120, and Mass Simulation Vehicle Missile. Involves unspecified FMS.
Orbital ATK received $45,622,095 for 120mm Advanced Multi-Purpose, High Explosive Multi-Purpose with Tracer cartridges.
Raytheon received $17,108,599 for PATRIOT depot level diagnosis, clean up, repair, modification, technical assistance and maintenance.
Amyx Inc. received $189,263,856 to provide Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) with sensitive mission support (systems engineering & technical assistance; acquisition & program management; operations support; mission-based research & analytical assistance).
General Dynamics received $11,863,362 for fire control switchboards in containers. Sole-source per 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1).
JCB Inc. received $7,903,417 for 33 tan high mobility engineer excavators.
L-3 received $33,102,024 for 96 hydro-mechanically propelled transmission, operational reliability, 800-horsepower transmissions and ancillary hardware.
L-3 received $29,913,500 for antenna detectors.
RDO Equipment Co. received $44,900,388 for John Deere parts.
SMALL ARMS & LIGHT WEAPONRY (SALW)
Olin Corp. received $90,880,484 for 5.56 millimeter, 7.62 millimeter, and caliber .50, small caliber ammunition cartridges.
Sig Sauer received $580,217,000 for the Modular Handgun System including handgun, accessories, and ammo to replace the current M9 handgun.
Aurora Industries (Camuy, Puerto Rico) received $89,493,804 for coats and trousers.
Bluewater Defense Inc. (Corozal, Puerto Rico) received $118,695,280 for uniforms for U.S. Army, Navy and Afghan military.
Federal Prison Industries and Bernard Cap Co. received $13,000,000 each for Navy jumpers.
Travis Association for the Blind received $9,799,010 to clean and repair unserviceable, but economically repairable, organizational clothing and equipment for the Regional Logistics Support Center Program – West Region.
McRae Industries Inc. received $9,502,500 for hot weather, flame resistant boots. Rocky Brands Inc. received $8,372,721 for hot weather combat boots. Some work in Puerto Rico. Rocky Brands Inc. received $29,977,740 for tan temperate weather combat boots. Some work in Puerto Rico.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Alpha-Omega Change Engineering received $8,290,188 for F-15E, F-16 and F-22A aircrew training and courseware development at Seymour Johnson AFB, Shaw AFB, Langley AFB, Hill AFB, Mountain Home AFB, Nellis AFB.
INDTAI Inc. received $9,157,863 to support U.S. Army continuing educations system in Installation Management Command education offices.
OST Inc. received $248,000,000 to provide systems engineering and technical assistance support for Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training & Instrumentation.
American Water Operations & Maintenance Inc. received $32,553,864, increasing operations & maintenance and renewal & replacement charges.
CACI received $7,832,017 to support the theater enterprise-wide logistics system. CACI will provide software maintenance services to support joint medical logistics functional development center, defense health services, Defense Health Agency as part of the Defense Medical Logistics – Enterprise Solution.
CNI Professional Services; GTW Consultants & Associates; Health Partners Management Group; Medical North America; MindLeaf Technologies Inc. received a shared $66,720,000 for the Medical Support Services program.
General Electric received $14,400,000 for patient monitoring systems, subsystems, accessories, consumables and training.
Brasseler USA received $12,000,000 for consumable dental items.
TEC-AECOM Pacific JV received $10,000,000 for architect-engineering services for preparation of National Environmental Policy Act documents and studies at various Navy and USMC activities located within Pacific Basin and Indian Ocean.
Employment Source Inc. received $16,483,319 to provide a manager and an alternate for each dining facility at Fort Bragg.
State of Missouri, Department of Social Services received $11,662,024 for 120- days of full-food service operations in dining facilities at Fort Leonard Wood.
BASE SUPPORT - Base operations (a.k.a. support services) usually involve a combination of: facility management, fire & emergency services, grounds maintenance, janitorial services, pavement clearance, pest control, port operations, utilities, vehicles & equipment service, and waste management.
PAE Applied Technologies received $9,215,081 for base operations support services at Keesler AFB.
CONSULTING, ADMIN & LOGISTICS
Nine corporations received a shared $249,875,000 (est.) to provide logistics and program management in acquisition & sustainment for life cycle of specified weapons systems, sub-systems, and equipment. Services support Naval Air Systems Command’s Logistics Integration Department (AIR 6.6).
Accent Controls Inc. received $8,140,315 for warehousing and distribution support services.
Marton Technologies Inc. received $9,375,821 for logistics support services at Fort Riley, including maintenance, supply and transportation.
Vectrus Systems Corp. received $88,835,544 for USACE information management and information technology enterprise services.
BUSINESS & OFFICE SUPPORT
Akira Technologies Inc. received $14,890,090 for laser wide-format plotters/printers and toner.
KPMG LLP and St. Michaels Inc. received $93,272,882 each for financial stewardship improvement and sustainment support services.
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. received $19,295,546 for Natomas Basin Reach I contract one levee improvement construction project.
Mississippi Limestone Corp. received $7,604,941 for Mississippi River and tributaries articulated concrete mattress casting.
Reel COH Inc. received $13,945,000 to manufacture and deliver new 585-ton emergency gantry crane for John Day Lock and Dam project.
Weeks Marine, Inc. received $91,992,023 for beach fill, construction, Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet, Ocean County, NJ.
DOMESTIC AIRFIELD REHABILITATION
Baldi Bros. Inc. received $10,663,069 to repair Taxiway Charlie at Naval Base Ventura County.
DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING
Akima Intra-Data LLC received $14,243,860 for civil engineer services (engineering, environmental, operations, maintenance, emergency management) at MacDill AFB.
American Systems Corp.; Bevilacqua Research Corp.; Scientific Research Corp.; Wyle Laboratories received a shared $51,711,700 for joint test & evaluation engineering services for USACE, Vicksburg, MS.
Civil Works Contracting; CMC Building; Garry Jacques; Mitchell Brothers; Rocky Hill Contracting received $95,000,000 (max.) for construction projects in NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Marine Corps Integrated Product Team (IPT).
Forest Products; Middle Atlantic Wholesale Lumber; S&S Forest Products; Sylvan Forest Products received a shared $28,000,000 for wood products.
Gilbane Federal received $7,204,728 for a motor gas fuel project at San Clemente Island.
Grunley Construction Co. received $28,932,000 to provide major interior renovations required for administrative facilities. Includes design & construction of SCIF, vertically aligned Telecommunication Rooms (TR), and replacement of associated telecommunications systems.
Hawaii Pacific JV LLC received $9,800,000 for major repairs and renovations at the Legal Services Facility, Building 215, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
HDR Engineering Inc. received $30,000,000 for various civil projects and other projects under NAVFAC Pacific
Kenall-Freese and Nichols 8(A) Mentor Protégé received $10,000,000 for architect engineering services, southwestern division, Fort Worth District, military projects set-aside.
L.S. Black Constructors Inc. received $18,758,000 to design and build a new dormitory at Offutt AFB.
Simcon Corp. received $7,995,741 to renovate Building 102 at Fort Leavenworth.
Amherst Madison and Ohio River Salvage received $45,000,000 for regional dredging for Great Lakes & Ohio River division.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock received $88,526,495 for Mississippi comprehensive barrier island restoration, Ship Island Phase One.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. received $13,999,968 for dredging and removal of rock refusal areas in Philadelphia, PA.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. received $7,435,825 for maintenance dredging in Morehead City Harbor Ocean Bar, Carteret County, NC.
Marinex Construction Inc. received $16,276,499 for Savannah inner harbor maintenance dredging.
Christian Sorensen, a Newsbud Contributing Author & Analyst, is a U.S. military veteran.
A-RCI = acoustic rapid commercial-off-the-shelf
LRIP = low rate initial production
PEO = program executive office, the space where military and civilian officials direct a major acquisition program
SRA = selected restricted availability = implementation of depot-level maintenance and modifications with the goal of updating a ship’s technical and military capabilities
TI = technical insertion
*Editing consolidated similar contracts. Italics indicate notes from the editor.
**Any clerical errors are the editor’s alone. Each month, Boiling Frogs Post presents a distillation of the previous month’s DOD Contracts. Check back regularly.
***To avoid competitive bidding, DOD invokes 10 U.S.C. 2304, FAR 6.302, and FAR 8.405-6. DOD uses 15 U.S.C. 638 to avoid competitive bidding when dealing with small businesses. DOD uses CFR 206.302-4 to avoid competitive bidding when dealing with treaties and foreign transactions.