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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Montgomery company awarded defense contract

Caddell Construction Co., Inc. of Montgomery is being awarded a $6,511,288 firm-fixed-price modification to increase the maximum dollar value of a design-build construction contract for the purchase of furniture, fixtures and equipment for the Command and Control Facility at the U. S. Army Central Command headquarters complex at Shaw Air Force Base.

work to be performed provides for the base realignment and closure project to relocate Army Central Command personnel from Fort Gillem and Fort McPherson, Ga., to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

After award of this modification, the total cumulative contract value will be $98,406,251. Work will be performed in Sumter, S.C., and is expected to be completed by February 2011.

Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, Resident Officer in Charge of Construction-Shaw, is the contracting activity.
Friday, July 23, 2010

Alabama company awarded defense contract

Engineering Research and Consulting, Inc. of Huntsville, was awarded on July 19 a $5,765,171 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This is an indefinite/quantity contract, with five year ordering periods.

Order period 1, task order 0001, with funding modification 01-07 for firing test division test and evaluation support. Funds are obligated upon the issuance of each order period 1 modification.

The contractor shall provide support to Redstone Test Center for testing, evaluation, and other associated activities scheduled to be conducted by the flight test branch, field sensors test branch, and telemetry, and data management test branch of the firing test division.

Work is to be performed in Redstone Arsenal, with an estimated completion date of Mar. 30, 2015.

Five bids were solicited with five bids received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Contracting Center Research Development & Engineering Command, CCAM-RD-A, Redstone Arsenal is the contracting activity.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Alabama company awarded defense contract

Acquisition Services Corp. of Huntsville; BCF Solutions, Chantilly, Va.; and Quantech Services, Inc., Lexington, Mass. are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide advisory and assistance services to the Acquisition Functional Capability Group, which is comprised of five independent directorates: acquisition management; international affairs; business and financial management; legislative affairs; and readiness management.

The contractors will assist these directorates by providing the agency with acquisition support services for the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

These contracts are being competitively awarded under the small business set-aside request for proposal HQ0147-09-R-0001. Each contract has a not-to-exceed ordering ceiling of $601,800,000.

The companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual task order.

Work under these contracts will be performed in Huntsville, Ala.; Dahlgren, Va.; and other Missile Defense Agency locations.

The performance period is through July 2015. Obligations will be made by task orders using Research, Development, Test and Evaluation funds.

This procurement is managed by the Missile Defense Agency Engineering and Support Services Program Office. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity.
Monday, July 19, 2010

Alabama company awarded defense contract

Aegis Technologies Group, Inc. of Huntsville, was awarded on July 14 a $8,099,452 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.

The contractor shall develop a reconfigurable arbitrary-waveform scene projector under the "OSD, Test Resource Management Center Multispectral Test" program.

Work is to be performed in Huntsville with an estimated completion date of Dec. 5, 2013.

Bids were solicited via Broad Agency Announcement with 30 bids received.

U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Contracting Center, Aberdeen Installation Contracting Division, CCRD-AI-MC, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Alabama company awarded defense contract

Camber Corp. of Huntsville was awarded on June 29 an $8,398,998 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract is for systems engineering and technical support, and program management support to the Joint Project Management Guardian, under the Joint Program Executive Office, Chemical Biological Detection, in Falls Church, Va.

Work is to be performed in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. (25 percent); Falls Church, Va. (25 percent); Fort Belvoir, Va. (25 percent); and Dahlgren, Va. (25 percent), with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2010.

One bid was solicited with one bid received.

U.S. Army, Research, Development, and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.

Romanian plane crashes, Alabama partnered with Romania

A Romanian aircraft crashed near the Black Sea during a military training mission on Monday.

According to the BBC, the Antonov AN-2, a military plane, was carrying paratroopers for training, but crashed shortly after takeoff.

BBC reported that 10 were killed and the three survivors had jumped out before the crash.

Romanian is partnered with the Alabama National Guard through the State Partnership for Peace Program.

Members of the Alabama Guard and the state government routinely travel to Romania and teams of Romanians come here to learn about military, government and other programs.

The SPP program evolved from the Partners for Peace program established in the early 1990s and was furthered by a 1993 decision to send reserve soldiers and airmen to the Baltic region. At that time, military officials said it would appear less aggressive to the new Russian Federation, according to an information paper from the National Guard Bureau.

The program continued when the NGB paired state national guards with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Romania and Alabama have been partners since 1994 and the program now includes 56 partnerships.

During the partnership, Romania has been accepted into NATO and the European Union.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Selma company awarded defense contract

American Apparel, Inc. of Selma is being awarded a maximum $28,502,578 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for coats and trousers.

Other locations of performance are Mississippi, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Using service is Army.

There was originally one proposal solicited with one response.

The date of performance completion is March 30, 2012. The

Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.
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As a military kids, we moved all over. As an adult, I've traveled all over and moved for work. But now, I'm putting down roots in Montana with my boyfriend. We just bought a house and are slowly but surely making it our home. We have more land that we know what to do with at the moment. Now we're getting a garden started, tearing down walls and having loads of fun at what we call the Homestead.

In a part life, I did PR for the guy who built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall, social media for the National Museum of Health and Medicine, before that, edited two military technology magazines for a publishing group in the DC area and before that, I was the military reporter (among other things) at the Montgomery Advertiser, covering Maxwell Air Force Base, the Alabama National Guard, veterans and anything else military related in the area. And in between all of that, I leave town, preferably the country, whenever possible. It all started when I spent a semester in New Zealand.

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