QinetiQ quartet of Marine Corps task orders is worth almost $80M

Awards cover communications, intelligence, IT and networking systems

Under four newly awarded task orders, QinetiQ North America will continue to provide the Marine Corps with a broad range of life-cycle support services, including engineering, logistics, acquisition and information technology support.

The three-year task orders, which were awarded under the USMC Commercial Enterprise Omnibus support service contract, have a combined potential value of almost $80 million if all options are exercised.

The task orders will assist the Marine Corps' Communications, Intelligence and Networking Systems Product Group. It is the central agent for the research, development, acquisition and life-cycle management of communications, intelligence, surveillance and networking systems throughout the Corps, for both operating forces and the supporting establishment, QinetiQ NA said in a company announcement.

One task order calls for QinetiQ North America’s Systems Engineering Group to provide acquisition, engineering, financial and logistics support to the Program Manager for Networking and Satellite Communications.

The PM NSC leads the Marine Corps’ effort in the research, development, acquisition and sustainment of networking and satellite communications equipment.

The first-year value of the task order is $13.1 million.

The company will provide a similar range of support services to the PM Tactical Communications Systems, which leads the Marine Corps’ effort in the research, development, acquisition and sustainment of tactical radios and equipment.

The first-year value of this task order is $5.5 million.

A third task order calls for providing the Product Group Director of CINS, the CINS Operations Manager, and the CINS Milestone Assessment and Technical Support teams with systems engineering, acquisition, financial, logistics and administrative management support.

This task order has a first-year value of $5.6 million.

Also, the company will provide systems acquisition support to the Program Manager of the Marine Corps Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Systems, which is responsible for the procurement, fielding and sustainment of the systems.

The fourth task order’s first-year value is $3.1 million.

QinetiQ NA has been providing services to the Communications, Intelligence and Networking Systems Product Group since 2004, Mike Berigan, QinetiQ North America senior vice president of the Systems Engineering Sector, said in the statement.

QinetiQ North America Inc., of McLean, Va., ranks No. 40 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

Reader Comments

Fri, Jul 30, 2010

Interesting. Prior to CEOss, there were four Omnibus contracts. CEOss was created with the intent to 'break-up' the four previous 'monopolized program domains' into four functional domains. Over the years, as CEOss has has turned out, it has only shifted the 'monopolies' from supporting Program domains to supporting more Program domains. The functional domain approach has failed, and is now only a shroud for reducing or pre-selecting and narrowing competition to a favored few. Qinteq and CEOss contracts is the evidence.

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