Billions in multiple awards lead May contract countdown

We rank the 10 largest contracts awarded during the month of May

Nearly half of the top 10 contract awards during May were multiple-award contracts with three of them carrying ceilings of more than $1 billion.

In our countdown of contract awards that Washington Technology covered during the month of May, six of the awards were defense or intelligence-related. Values of the contracts ranged from $95 million to $6.6 billion.

General Dynamics Corp. has a part of four of the contracts in the top 10, including one single award and parts of three of the multiple-award contracts. Computer Sciences Corp. has the most single awards on the top 10 with two. BAE Systems has a single award and one multiple award, while SRA International and Lockheed Martin Corp. are each on two multiple-award contracts.

For previous contract countdowns, click here for January through March and here for April.

Let the May countdown begin:

10. BAE technology will act as Army gatekeeper

BAE Systems Inc. won a $95 million contract to provide secure access systems at several Army installations. The company will build an automated installation entry system using software and hardware to verify information on individuals and match that information to data on registered vehicles.

Under the three-year contract, the systems will be installed at Army sites in the United States. The sites will be networked to share information. BAE does similar work with the Navy and Homeland Security Department

9. SAIC wins $128M contract for Army materiel support

Science Applications International Corp. will provide support services to the Army under a four and a half year, $128 million contract that calls for SAIC to provide centralized materiel management control and distribution services to the Army Sustainment Command (ASC) Distribution Management Center at the Rock Island, Ill., arsenal and at other U.S. Army sites worldwide.

SAIC will help the ASC ensure readiness and accelerate logistics support to commanders and troops in the field. A subordinate command of the Army Materiel Command, ASC serves as the Army’s logistics integrator for contingency and sustainment support of U.S. fighting forces worldwide.

8. General Dynamics to lead DOD divisions BRAC redeployment

General Dynamics Corp. will help the Defense Department with a major Base Realignment and Closure relocation under a three-year, $146.2 million contract.

GD’s information technology unit will create a turnkey enterprise IT network infrastructure for the more than 6,400 employees who will move from several locations in the Washington, D.C., region to a new facility in Alexandria, Va.

The contractor will provide design engineering and execution for the new location’s IT infrastructure, including installation and implementation of multilevel networks, systems, equipment and cabling; in addition to testing and information assurance on the installed networks and deployment of voice, video, data and audio-visual communications equipment.

7. CSC makes $317M play for NOAA supercomputer

The opening of hurricane season brought a $317 million contract award to Computer Sciences Corp. to build a supercomputer to help model weather patterns. The goal of the nine-year contract is to improve the accuracy of global and regional climate models and advance forecasting capabilities.

The Research and Development High Performance Computing System contract is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract that has a four-year base period, one four-year option and one one-year transition option.

The first year will be funded at $49.3 million by NOAA using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

6. CSC again wins $500 million TSA infrastructure contract

The on-again, off-again $489 million infrastructure contract was back on for Computer Sciences Corp. when it won the work for a second-time following a protest by losing bidders Unisys Corp. and General Dynamics Corp.

But CSC had not time to celebrate as Unisys, the incumbent, protested a second-time, resulting in a stop-work order. The Government Accountability Office has until September to rule on the protest.

The contract is for the management of the Transportation Security Administration’s information technology infrastructure. While the protest is pending, Unisys continues to provide those services to TSA.

5. Three to compete for $502M in Navy network tasks

General Dynamics Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp., and Science Applications Corp. will vie for up to $502 million in shipboard network infrastructure and related engineering work over the next eight years. The work will support Navy ships as part of the Common Afloat Local Area Network Infrastructure program.

The contracts will let the Navy obtain shipboard network infrastructure services and related support services in the areas of production, engineering and common computing environments. The engineering support services will include logistics integration, configuration management, test and evaluation, quality assurance and installation maintenance.

The contractors will perform the work in Eagan, Minn.; San Diego and Fairfax, Va., the announcement said. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego is the contracting activity.

4. Four share $1.5 billion DOD award

Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI International, Jacobs Engineering Group and SRA International will compete for task orders under the Global Battlestaff and Program Support Services contract., a $1.5 billion program to support the U.S. Special Operations Command.

The command will use the contract to support its business operations. The contractors will provide personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision and other items needed to support the command’s mission globally.

The companies also will provide subject matter expertise in areas such as time-sensitive planning, interagency support, intelligence operations, military planning, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance program analysis. Other areas include biometrics, socio-cultural analysis, geospatial analysis, signals intelligence and joint planning, budget and resource management.

3. ACS to manage California Medicaid info system

Affiliated Computer Services Inc. will manage California’s Medicaid Management Information System under a 10-year, $1.6 billion contract.

ACS, a Xerox company, will operate of the current MMIS and implement enhancements to improve operational efficiency and allow for greater control across Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. ACS will then transition the program to its ACS Health Enterprise, which is designed to give the state’s Department of Health Care Services additional flexibility to better serve and support providers and beneficiaries, the company said.

The system also will pay claims, and help prevent fraud and abuse within the program. The ACS Health Enterprise is Web-based, real-time and aligned with the new Medicaid Information Technology Architecture standards.

2. Three contractors win billions in FAA NextGen contract

Boeing Co., General Dynamics Corp., and ITT Corp. won engineering contracts potentially worth a total of more than $4 billion to work on the Federal Aviation Administration’s next generation air traffic control system.

Each company won a separate contract worth up to more than $1 billion that will include specific task orders. Work will stretch over 10 years to demonstrate FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) program in real time and on a large scale within the country’s current air traffic system.

The NextGen program is designed to replace current ground-based air traffic control technologies with satellite-based technology.

FAA will work with Boeing, General Dynamics, and ITT to integrate the element of time with the latitude, longitude and altitude measurements that pilots and controllers use to locate aircraft, the agency said.

1. 11 to battle for $6.6B in intelligence work

The Defense Intelligence Agency awarded contracts to 11 companies who will now compete for $6.6 billion worth of information technology task orders to support defense intelligence initiatives and those of the larger intelligence community.

The Solutions for Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts are to streamline, standardize and simplify purchasing so intelligence agencies can reduce costs while bringing on new technologies.Seven large contractors and four small contractors were selected.

The large contractors are:

  • BAE Systems.
  • BC Fed Group.
  • General Dynamics.
  • Lockheed Martin.
  • Northrop Grumman.
  • Science Applications International Corp.
  • SRA International.

The small contractors are:

  • CenTauri Solutions.
  • Enterprise Information Services.
  • Red Arch Solutions.
  • Worldwide Information Network Systems.

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