Air Force Issues $3 Billion in R&D Contracts

The Air Force has awarded 12 contractors a maximum $3 billion cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks.

The contracts will provide research, development, test and evaluation, and advisory and assistance services related to R&D efforts for technical area tasks within the Advanced Materials; Autonomous Systems; Directed Energy; Energetics; Military Sensing; Non-Lethal Weapons and Information Operations; Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability, and Interoperability; Survivability and Vulnerability; and Weapons Systems focus areas. The awardees are:

  • Alion Science and Technology, of Burr Ridge, Illinois
  • Battelle Memorial Institute, of Columbus, Ohio
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, of McLean, Virginia
  • EOIR Technologies, Inc., of Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute, of Atlanta, Georgia
  • MacAulay-Brown, Inc., of Dayton, Ohio
  • Mantech TSG-2 Joint Venture, of Fairfax, Virginia
  • Prescient Edge Corporation, of McLean, Virginia
  • Strategic Analysis, Inc., of Arlington, Virginia
  • TASC, Inc., of Andover, Maryland
  • URS Federal Services, Inc., of Germantown, Maryland
  • Wyle Laboratories, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama

The ordering period is a one-year base period with four one-year options. Individual task orders will be issued against the basic contracts. These contracts were procured on a competitively basis by full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities website. The Air Force received 12 offers.

For more information, see the Department of Defense release.

About William Van Huis

Bill Van Huis is a Senior Writer/Analyst for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business who tracks and analyzes new regulations impacting federal government contracting. He also follows court decisions involving bid protests and contract disputes. You can find his work in WK publications like Government Contract Reports and the FAR and DFARS Matrix Tools. Bill is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager, and he has a law degree from Southern Illinois University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Prior to joining WK, Bill worked both inside and outside state and local government in the areas of procurement and municipal finance. Bill also worked as a staff attorney for the Illinois Supreme Court.
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