PAXRVR Awards $1.78 Billion Contract for Presidential Helicopter Replacement - Southern Maryland Headline News

PAXRVR Awards $1.78 Billion Contract for Presidential Helicopter Replacement


Lockheed Martin Systems Integration, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a cost-plus-award-fee contract with a total estimated value of $1,788,697,873 for the system development and demonstration of the Presidential helicopter replacement (VXX). The SDD phase will consist of engineering design and integration activities for the various communications, navigation, and mission systems required for the Presidential Helicopter support mission. It also includes a comprehensive test and evaluation program, as well as production of the five aircraft that will introduce the initial operational capability in fiscal year 2009. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y. (31 percent); Amarillo, Texas (27 percent); Yeovil, United Kingdom (21 percent); Agusta, Cascina Costa, Italy (15 percent); Lynn, Mass (3 percent); Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (1 percent); Grand Rapids, Mich. (1 percent); and Denton, Texas (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured by a request for proposals; two firms were solicited and two offers were received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-05-C-0030).

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Chantilly, Va., is being awarded a $36,800,000 firm-fixed price contract for the Presidential Helicopter Programs Support Facility at Naval Air Station (NAS), Patuxent River. This contract will be incrementally funded as authorized by Congress with the initial funding today; the total contract amount is not to exceed $84,422,000. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed by July 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Phase I was competed via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website with 12 offers received, and based on the results of the technical evaluation, three of the 12 firms who submitted Phase I proposals were invited to participate in the Phase II competitive negotiation process. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N40080-04-C-0161).

Advanced Information Engineering Services, Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., is being awarded a $5,406,114 ceiling-priced modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-02-C-3017) to exercise an option for technical services in support of F/A-18, T-45, EA-6B, AV-8B, JSF, and X-31 aircraft located at the Naval Strike Aircraft Test Squadron located onboard the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md. Services to be provided include test planning and operation services, functional engineering support, documentation support, flight operations coordination support and corporate operations/systems support. Services will be provided for the U.S. Navy ($4,534,761; 83.9 percent); U.S. Air Force ($785,968; 14.5 percent); and the governments of Australia ($24,885; .5 percent); Switzerland ($18,900; .4 percent); Canada ($29,000; .5 percent); and Finland ($12,600; .2 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed in January 2006. Contract funds in the amount of $51,064 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

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