November 11, 2023
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November 11, 2023

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PAE Applied Technologies LLC was awarded a $8,402,045  contract modification to exercise Option Period 1 for base operations support at Forward Operating Location Curacao.

The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $45,898,599.

Work will be performed in Curacao and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2024.

KBR Diego Garcia LLC was awarded a $64,714,169 modification to exercise Option Six for base operations support services at Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia.

Award of this option brings the total cumulative contract value to $457,260,422.

Work will be performed in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, and is expected to be completed by November 2024.

Tetra Tech Inc., Jacobs Government Services Co., and AECOM International Inc. will compete for each order of a $9,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to provide architect-engineering services for U.S. Africa Command.

Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of May 7, 2029.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, European District, is the contracting activity.

Conti Federal Services LLC was awarded a $14,998,242 firm-fixed-price contract for P-242 Combat Rescue Helicopter Simulator Facility, Aviano, Italy.

This work includes the construction of an addition to, and renovation of, an existing squadron operation facility (Building 7300) to support bed-down of the Combat Rescue Helicopter simulator.

Work will be performed in Aviano, Italy, and is expected to be completed by December 2025.

Amentum was awarded U.S. Department of State (DoS) Africa Peacekeeping Program (AFRICAP) task orders to provide complex training and development in Benin as well as design, engineering and build management in multiple locations throughout Somalia.

This critical work, which began in October with $165 million in cumulative total value, will help bolster the capacity in Africa to fight extremist groups and protect national security.

“Our extensive training expertise navigating challenging environments in protection of national security makes us the premier partner to the DoS on the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership for the Forces Armées Béninoises,” said Dr. Karl Spinnenweber, President of Amentum’s Critical Missions Group. “We also look forward to completing complex design and engineering projects around austere Somalian environments as a top partner to the DoS in Africa.”

On one task order, Amentum will deliver a complex training program to improve the capabilities of the Beninese Armed Forces in safeguarding national security through mobilization training, non-commissioned officer development, company-grade officer leadership management, train-the-trainer programs, and basic military training and field-base exercises.

Amentum will also complete a design and build project for permanent and sustainable bases for the Somalia National Army Danab in six priority locations. Amentum experts will utilize extensive knowledge of ground and environmental conditions through the design process to mitigate construction and build risks.

Possible Military Sale to Romania Would Require 52 Contractors.

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Romania of M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.53 billion.

The Government of Romania has requested to buy fifty-four (54) M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams Main Battle Tanks, U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics personnel services, concurrent spare parts, Field Service Representative (FSR) support, Contractor Logistics Support (CLS), and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The principal contractors will be General Dynamics Land Systems; BAE Systems; Leonardo DRS; Honeywell Aerospace; Raytheon Company; Lockheed Martin; L3 Harris; American Apex Corporation; Allison Transmissions; Pearson Engineering; Amentum; CAE; Palomar; Boeing Company; Fibrotex; and US Ordnance.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require approximately (22) U.S. Government and (52) U.S. contractor representatives to travel to Romania for a duration of up to five years to support equipment fielding and training.

The U.S. Air Force plans to increase the ceiling amount of a potential eight-year, $2.6 billion contract for global engineering and construction support services by approximately $1.8 billion.

Raising the ceiling value of the Worldwide Engineering and Construction indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to $4.4 billion will cover the remaining option years and help sustain the Facilities, Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization program, according to a special notice published recently.

The service branch’s 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron expects the adjustment to the WE&C multiple-award contract’s total ceiling value to support repair works on damaged facilities at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam caused by a typhoon and meet foreign military sales and Defense Logistics Agency requirements.

In 2017, the Air Force awarded 11 companies, including AECOM and KBR, spots on the IDIQ contract.

The contract’s option period kicked off on Feb. 28, 2022, and will run through Feb. 27, 2025. The ordering period can be extended for another six months, ending on Aug. 27, 2025.

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