Virginia-based small business Apex Clean Energy was given a $497.3 million Defense Logistics Agency contract for renewable energy, the United States Department of Defense announced Friday.
The electricity will be produced by an on-site solar and off-site wind energy production facility, and also by other traditional energy sources.
The U.S. government received nine bids for the firm-fixed-price contract, which will last for 29 years, 10 months. The portion of the contract pertaining to conventional energy lasts for 10 years, and includes a 10 year, eight month option. The labor will be conducted in Virginia and Texas, and should be finished on Oct. 31, 2045. The U.S. Army will benefit from the contract.
General Dynamics Land Systems was given a $75.3 million Army contract to plan and integrate a turret-mounted 30mm cannon onto the Stryker fighting vehicle. The company will also develop eight related prototypes.
“Per requirement, these contracts are only obligated to be funded up to 50 percent and this contract has obligated $30,757,464,” the DoD said. More than $30 million in fiscal 2015 and 2016 research, development and evaluation funds were assigned with the contract award. The labor will be conducted in Sterling Heights, Mich., and should be finished on Jan. 15, 2021.
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company will modernize the twentieth chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and enhanced conventional weapons command facility after received a $30.4 million Army contract. Six companies submitted bids for the firm-fixed-price contract. The labor will be conducted in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and should be finished on Jan. 4, 2018.
Rockwell Collins has been awarded a $30.7 million contract to design, build, integrate, and deliver 11 C-130E model kits and five C-130B integrated avionics suites and kits for the Pakistani Air Force’s C-130 fleet. According to the DoD, the company will also “develop, validate, and deliver consolidated B/E flight manual and associated checklists, and maintenance supplements required to operate, maintain, and sustain the PAF C-130 fleet.”
The undefinitized contract action was a sole-source acquisition. The labor will be conducted at Pakistan’s Nur Khan Air Force base, and should be finished by Dec. 31, 2020.
British manufacturing company Martin Baker Aircraft has been awarded a $9.4 million modification to an Army contract for 30 ejection seats that will go into the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft. The company will provide hardware, equipment, technical data, and production support aid related to the aircrew common ejection seats.
None of the funds being assigned with the contract will expire at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. The majority of the labor (61.8 percent) will be conducted in England, with the remaining work taking place at locations throughout the U.S. The work should be finished in August 2017.
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