Northrop Grumman Awarded $9.9 Billion Sole Source Contract for B-2 Work

The Department of the Defense has announced that the Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, of Palmdale, California, a ceiling $9,900,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for B-2 modernization and sustainment.

The Flexible Acquisition Sustainment Team II contract requirements include B-2 enhancements, sustainment logistics elements including sustaining engineering, software maintenance and support equipment. Also included is programmed depot maintenance of the fleet and other interim contractor support.

Work will be performed at Palmdale, California, with performance at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; Tinker AFB, Oklahoma; Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; Edwards AFB, California; and Hill AFB, Utah.

The base period work will be completed May 2, 2019. If the option is exercised, the work is to be completed May 2, 2024. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

For more information, see the DoD 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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