SAIC, BAE vie for $698M in Navy task orders

Scope of work includes modernizing and introducing transformational technologies for Navy, Marines tactical vehicles.

Science Applications International Corp. and BAE Systems Inc. will compete for task orders to provide engineering and other IT services to the Navy and Marine Corps under a five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity prime contract worth approximately $698 million if all options are exercised.

The contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic calls for engineering and prototyping integration, software integration, and technical support services for tactical vehicles, supporting the Marine Corps’ high-mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle; the joint explosive ordnance disposal rapid response vehicle; mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles; and other Defense Department vehicle platforms.

The IDIQ multiple award also calls for engineering, prototype integration (both hardware and software), product improvement, and test and evaluation support services as required. The scope of the work also includes modernizing and introducing transformational technologies into systems and technical support services for the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance requirements of SSC Atlantic.

The work will be performed primarily in Charleston, S.C., with potential tasking at Navy and Marine Corps facilities worldwide, according to a May 15 SAIC announcement.

SAIC, of McLean, Va., ranks No. 6 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors. BAE Systems, of Arlington, Va., ranks No. 17.