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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

5 p.m. ET July 12, 2007



Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS) (a Northrop Grumman Corp., Co.), Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded an $86,254,072 firm-fixed-price contract for infrastructure improvements to NGSS shipyards in Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss. and a $12,394,672 option for infrastructure improvements to NGSS shipyard in New Orleans, La., for a total firm-fixed-price amount of $98,648,744 (basic plus option). This contract is for infrastructure improvements at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Gulf Coast shipyards damaged by Hurricane Katrina in calendar year 2005. The infrastructure improvements are for a Panel Assembly Line at NGSS Ingalls Facility in Pascagoula, Miss., a composite manufacturing facility at NGSS Gulfport Facility in Gulfport, Miss., and a panel assembly line at NGSS Avondale Facility in New Orleans, La. The contracted improvements at NGSS facilities are the first of a series of contracts with Gulf Coast shipbuilders to be awarded under Section 2203 of Public Law 109-234, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Defense, The Global War on Terror and Hurricane Recovery 2006. The purpose is to expedite recovery of shipbuilding capability in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina by repairing and /or replacing shipbuilding facilities, to make lasting improvement in shipyard facilities that would result in measurable cost reductions in current and future Navy shipbuilding contracts, and to improve the ability of shipbuilding facilities on the Gulf Coast to withstand damage from potential hurricanes or other natural disasters. Work will be performed in Gulfport, Miss. (61 percent); Pascagoula, Miss. (26 percent); New Orleans, La. (13 percent), and work is expected to be completed by September 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured and advertised via the Internet, with 18 proposals received from seven offerors. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-07-C-2309).

Seemann Composites Incorporated, Gulfport, Miss., is being awarded a $74,195,087 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity modification to previously awarded contract (N00167-07-D-0007) for a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort entitled “Non-Autoclave Composite Systems for Submerged Marine Components.” The contract will require the contractor to design, fabricate prototype components, support installation, perform material testing, and provide test support to the Government for various marine components and structures using the Seemann Composites Resin Infusion Molding Process. Work will be performed in Gulfport, Miss., and is expected to be completed by July 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $3,223,020 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, West Bethesda, Md., is the contracting activity.

M. A. Mortenson Co., Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded $19,174,267 for Task Order JM01, Modification 07 (third increment of FY 2007 Base Realignment and Closure funding) under previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract (N62472-01-D-0077) for the design and construction of a hangar and aircraft parking apron at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville. The work to be performed provides for the design and construction of a hangar and aircraft parking apron to accommodate aircraft and personnel being relocated from NAS Brunswick, Maine. The work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed by April 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Pearson Engineering Ltd, Wincomblee Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom is being awarded $15,874,839 for firm-fixed-price, Delivery Order 0028 under previously awarded contract (M67854-05-D-5000) for 16 lane marking systems, 17 high lift adapter systems and 21 dozer blade subsystems. Work will be performed in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, and work is expected to be complete in July 2008. Contract funds will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is a sole source award to Pearson Engineering Ltd for the manufacturing the Assault Breecher Vehicle components. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia is the contracting activity.

MPRI, Inc., Alexandria, Va., is being awarded a $10,800,000 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N61339-07-D-0007) for the Laser Marksmanship Training System (LMTS) devices, systems, spares, individually purchased equipment, new equipment, training and total system performance responsibility. The LMTS fulfills the training needs in basic rifle marksmanship instruction and preliminary marksmanship instruction for the Army Active Duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Work will be performed in Columbia, Md., and is expected to be completed in September 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting activity.

Boston Dynamics, Inc.*, Waltham, Mass., is being awarded a $10,000,000 completion-type, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development services to construct a dog-like robot with the capability to run fast, traverse trough terrain, jump over obstacles one meter tall or two meters wide, and operate for two hours without refueling. The goal of this effort is to create legged robots that mimic animal structure, mechanics and control to achieve animal-like strength, speed and mobility. This 15-month contract includes three one-year options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative potential value of this contract to $40,000,000. All work will be performed at the contractor’s facilities in Waltham, Mass. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.This contract is being awarded under a Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Broad Area Announcement (No. 06-19), which solicited proposals for research and development under the provision of FAR 6.102(d)(2) and FAR 35. The BAA was published via the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities website, on February 8, 2006.The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-07-C-2029).

Correction: Contract awarded to Oshkosh Truck Corporation (OTC) (M67854-07-D-5026) and General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) (M67854-07-D-5028) on Feb. 23, 2007, for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles -- OTC has a revised expected completion date of July 2007 and GDLS has a revised expected completion date of September 2007


Henry Schein, Melville, N.Y., is being awarded a maximum $24,500,000.00 fixed price with economic price adjustment, customer value contract for various general dental supplies. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. There wre 50 proposals originally solicited with 8 responses. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This is the 3rd option year being exercised. Date of performance completion is July 12, 2008. Contracting activity is Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM200-05-D-7423).


Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded cost-plus-award-fee, firm-fixed-price and time and material contract modification for $9,414,633. This engineering change proposal will authorize the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems company to fix a gap capability known as Dynamic Link Reconfiguration. The Dynamic Link Reconfiguration pertains to the network management of a joint interface control office support system, requiring reconfiguration of the Common Link Message Processor (CLMP). The Joint Interface Control Office Support System (JSS) needs to support implementing changes to the CLMP without the loss of network situational awareness, which will allow a JSS to go down for reconfiguration without affecting existing tactical data links that it interfaces with. To date, $7,060,975 has been obligated. This work will be complete September 2009. Headquarters 653rd Electronic Systems Wing, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8725-04-C-0007/P00041).


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