Navy chooses 3 small firms for combat direction, C5ISR tech services contract

The Navy has chosen three small businesses for a potential five-year contract to help carry out analysis and test engineering services for combat direction and so-called “C5ISR” platforms.

Highbury Defense Group, Koam Engineering Systems and Tactical Engineering and Analysis will compete for task orders over the duration. Four total bids were submitted to the Navy for the contract, the Defense Department said in its awards digest.

Each contract awardee has a different base and ceiling value they are eligible for, although solicitation documents indicate the contract would have a total value of $50 million-$100 million. The base ordering period is for two initial years followed by three individual option years.

The C5ISR term for this contract stands for command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Work under the “Analysis and Test Engineering” contract also supports development of new prototypes and systems integration.

Individual contract details are as follows:

  • Highbury Defense Group: $32.4 million base value, $83 million ceiling
  • Koam Engineering Systems: $32.4 million base value, $83.2 million ceiling
  • Tactical Engineering and Analysis: $36.4 million base value, $94.8 million ceiling

Highbury Defense Group is a newcomer while the other two awardees are incumbents from the prior iteration, according to Deltek data.

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