Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded an $18,678,083 firm-fixed-price contract for the operation and maintenance of five U.S. Navy ocean surveillance ships and two U.S. Navy missile range instrumentation ships. The ships are operated worldwide to support the Navy's surveillance towed array sensor system operations and the U.S. Air Force's dual band radar monitoring operations. This contract includes two three-month option periods, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $32,808,007. Work will be performed at sea worldwide, and is expected to be completed by April 2014. Fiscal 2013 Working Capital Funds in the amount of $18,678,083 are being obligated at the time of award, and will not expire. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with the statutory authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1, which authorizes an exception to competition when only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-13-C-2505).
Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a $17,808,792 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure Aircraft Electronic Attack and Electronic Support Systems modifications including; analysis, design, development, integration, and testing of tactical operational flight software for electronic warfare systems in EA-6B, EA-18G, E-2C, MH-60R, BAMS, P-8A, and other advanced electronic attack derivatives and initiatives. Fiscal 2013 operations and maintenance, Navy contract funds in the amount of $377,484 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. Work will be performed in Point Mugu, Calif. (95 percent); China Lake, Calif. (2 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (2 percent); and Whidbey Island, Wash. (1 percent) and is expected to be completed in September 2016. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($17,630,704; 99 percent) and the Government of Australia ($178,088; 1 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., is the contracting activity (N68936-13-D-0035).
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $17,481,180 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-12-C-0126) for engineering and software sustainment services, including Littoral Combat Ship suitability follow-on testing, in support of the Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Fire Scout MQ-8B. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed in June 2014. Fiscal 2013 operations and maintenance, Navy contract funds in the amount of $17,481,180 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.