Monday, July 25, 2016

GOOD MORNING - IT'S MONDAY

GOOD MORNING - IT'S MONDAY

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S  MONDAY July 25, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous, fantastic, terrific, incredible, superb & awesome day !!!

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

GOOD MORNING - IT'S SUNDAY

GOOD MORNING - IT'S SUNDAY

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S SUNDAY July 24, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous, fantastic, terrific, incredible, superb & awesome day !!!

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S SATURDAY

GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S SATURDAY

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S SATURDAY July 23, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous, fantastic, terrific, incredible, superb & awesome day !!!


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Racial Harmony Day in Singapore

Racial Harmony Day in Singapore

Racial Harmony Day is celebrated annually on 21 July in Singapore. The event is to commemorate the 1964 Race Riots, which took place on 21 July 1964.

Racial Harmony Day also represents a day for schools to reflect on, and celebrate Singapore's success as a racially harmonious nation and society built on a rich diversity of culture and heritage. In schools all across the nation on that day, students are encouraged to be dressed in their traditional costumes such as the Cheongsam, the Baju Kurung and Saree or Veshti. Traditional delicacies are also featured in the celebrations. Traditional games such as Kutih-kutih and zero point are played in schools, where inter-class competitions are sometimes organised.


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GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S THURSDAY

GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S THURSDAY

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S THURSDAY July 21, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous, fantastic, terrific, incredible, superb & awesome day !!!


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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

GOOD MORNING - IT'S WEDNESDAY

GOOD MORNING - IT'S WEDNESDAY

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S WEDNESDAY July 20, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous, fantastic, terrific, incredible, superb & awesome day !!!!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

GOOD NIGHT - IT'S TUESDAY

GOOD NIGHT - IT'S TUESDAY

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S TUESDAY July 19, 2016
GOOD NIGHT ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous, fantastic, terrific, incredible, superb & awesome NEW WEEK !

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Monday, July 18, 2016

GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S MONDAY !

GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S MONDAY !

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S MONDAY July 18
, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous, fantastic, terrific, incredible, superb & awesome day !

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S SUNDAY !

GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S SUNDAY !

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S SUNDAY July 17, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous, fantastic, terrific, incredible, superb & awesome day !

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S SATURDAY !

GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S SATURDAY !

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S SATURDAY July 16, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous, fantastic, terrific, incredible, superb & awesome day !

*Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by K. V. Seth 
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Friday, July 15, 2016

GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S FRIDAY !



GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S FRIDAY !

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S FRIDAY July 15, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous, fantastic, terrific, incredible, superb & awesome day !

*Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by K. V. Seth 
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S THURSDAY !

GOOD MORNING ~ IT'S THURSDAY !

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S THURSDAY July 14, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous, fantastic, terrific, incredible, superb & awesome day !

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

DTN News: Boeing, Qatar Airways Launch New 777 Performance Improvement Package

DTN News: Boeing, Qatar Airways Launch New 777 Performance Improvement Package

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada  {FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom)- July 12, 2016: Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Qatar Airways announced today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow the launch of a new Performance Improvement Package.

Qatar Airways is the first customer in the world to take advantage of the new modification offering, a reflection of its focus on providing a superior product to its customers.

"Qatar Airways operates one of the world's youngest and most technologically advanced fleets, and we are always seeking ways to grow our operational advantage," said His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive. "We appreciate Boeing's continued efforts to improve the value and efficiency of our existing airplanes, allowing us to stand out in the marketplace and keep our fleet at the forefront of global aircraft performance capabilities."

Through design improvements, Boeing's retrofittable Performance Improvement Package allows airlines to open new routes, fly existing routes more efficiently and improve payload capacity and range. Qatar Airways, as the launch customer for the offering, will be upgrading its entire fleet of 53 777s.

"Boeing never stops evaluating means of improving our already highly efficient and reliable aircraft," said Stan Deal, senior vice president, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. "With our Performance Improvement Package, we're helping our customers obtain even greater performance from the market leading 777 family of aircraft."

Doha-based Qatar Airways is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. The airline currently operates a fleet of 34 Boeing 777-300ERs and nine 777-200LRs, in addition to 10 777 Freighters, linking over 150 international destinations across the globe.

Boeing is a leader in providing 24/7 support and service to the global aviation industry. In addition to retrofits and modifications, Boeing offers the industry's largest portfolio of services including aftermarket parts, subscription-based maintenance programs, engineering support, crew training, route planning, digital crew scheduling, advanced data analytics and software to enhance airlines and leasing company operations.

*Airlines News: Boeing services offering provides airline options to open new routes, improve fuel efficiency, increase payload capabilities

Contact:

Cynthia Reynaud
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications
+1 206-661-2632
cynthia.l.reynaud@boeing.com

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DTN News: Philippines Wins South China Sea Case Against China

DTN News: Philippines Wins South China Sea Case Against China

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - July 12, 2016: China has lost a key international legal case over strategic reefs and atolls that it claims would give it control over disputed waters of the South China Sea. The judgment by an international tribunal in The Hague chiefly in favour of claims by the Philippines will increase global diplomatic pressure on Beijing to scale back military expansion in the sensitive area.

By depriving certain outcrops – some of which are exposed only at low tide – of territorial-generating status, the ruling effectively punches a series of holes in China’s all-

encompassing “nine-dash” demarcation line that stretches deep into the South China Sea. It declares large areas of the sea to be neutral international waters.

Beijing claims 90% of the South China Sea, a maritime region believed to hold a wealth of untapped oil and gas reserves and through which roughly $4.5tn of ship-borne trade passes every year. Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also contest China’s claims to islands and reef systems close to their territory than Beijing’s.

Sporadic violence between Chinese vessels and those of south-east Asia militaries have broken out in recent decades and the verdict, the first international legal decision on the issue, could have unpredictable consequences.

The court case at the permanent court of arbitration in The Hague, the UN-appointed tribunal that adjudicates in international disputes over maritime territory, has been running since 2013.

The judgment does not allocate any of the outcrops or islands to rival countries but instead indicates which maritime features are capable under international law of generating territorial rights over surrounding seas.

China has previously stated that it “will neither accept nor participate in the arbitration unilaterally initiated by the Philippines”. The tribunal ruled, however, that China’s refusal to participate did not deprive the court of jurisdiction and that the Philippines’ decision to commence arbitration unilaterally was not an abuse of the convention’s dispute settlement procedures.

Prof Philippe Sands QC, who represented the Philippines in the hearing, said: “This is the most significant international legal case for almost the past 20 years since the Pinochet judgment.” Last year, US officials claimed the Chinese had built up an extra 800 hectares (2,000 acres) on their occupied outposts across the South China Sea over the previous 18 months.

The main focus of activity has been on Mischief Reef, where satellite images reveal the island is growing bigger, and is surrounded by fleets of dredgers and tankers.

Speaking on the eve of the court’s ruling, Bonnie Glaser, a senior Asia adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said she did not anticipate a major escalation from Beijing over its findings but admitted its reaction was hard to predict. “[If] the Chinese really do perceive that the ruling is just poking a finger in their eye I think there is a good possibility they will lash out,” she said.

“I believe we have all underestimated Xi Jinping,” Glaser said of China’s strongman president who has pursued an increasingly assertive foreign policy on issues such as the South China Sea. “He just seems quite comfortable with a high level of friction with every country.”

China’s foreign minister spoke to the US secretary of state, John Kerry, by telephone last week to warn Washington against moves that infringe on China’s sovereignty, Chinese state media reported.

And Beijing conducted military drills in the South China Sea, deploying at least two guided missile destroyers, the Shenyang and Ningbo, and one missile frigate deployed.

China says it follows a historical precedent set by the “nine-dash line” that Beijing drew in 1947 following the surrender of Japan. The line has been included in subsequent maps issued under Communist rule.

But the Philippines strongly contests China’s claims, specifically on nearby islands it says are part of the West Philippine Sea. Manila argued in seven hearings that China has exceeded its entitlement under the UN convention on the law of the sea. That gives China 12 miles of territorial waters around islands it controls, far less than claimed under the nine-dash line.

Beijing has the support of Russia and Saudi Arabia but has also garnered backing from dozens of smaller nations far from and not greatly affected by the hearing, including landlocked African countries Niger and Lesotho, as well as Palestine, Afghanistan and Togo. Vanuatu, a Pacific island nation of fewer than 300,000 citizens, also supports Beijing.

The Philippines has been backed by the US, UK, France, Japan and others.

The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, is widely considered unpredictable and his moves in the next days and weeks will determine what could happen next.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

IT'S THURSDAY !

IT'S THURSDAY !

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S THURSDAY February 11, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous & fantastic day !

*Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by K. V. Seth 
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

DTN News: Happy Chinese New Year 2016 - The Year of Monkey - August 8, 2016

DTN News: Happy Chinese New Year 2016  - The Year of Monkey - August 8, 2016

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 4, 2016: It's a public holiday for Chinese in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong &  Macau. Usually people have 7 consecutive days off from Chinese New Year's Eve to the sixth day after Chinese New Year's Day.

Officially only the first three days of Chinese New Year (February 8–10, 2016) are statutory holiday. Chinese New Year's Eve and three more days are always added to give seven consecutive days of holiday. These four extra days are taken from weekends: the two weekend days closest to the statutory holiday are included, while the Saturday before (February 6, 2016) and the Sunday after (February 14, 2016) are worked.Officially only the first three days of Chinese New Year (February 8–10, 2016) are statutory holiday. Chinese New Year's Eve and three more days are always added to give seven consecutive days of holiday. These four extra days are taken from weekends: the two weekend days closest to the statutory holiday are included, while the Saturday before (February 6, 2016) and the Sunday after (February 14, 2016) are worked.

Officially only the first three days of Chinese New Year (February 8–10, 2016) are statutory holiday. Chinese New Year's Eve and three more days are always added to give seven consecutive days of holiday. These four extra days are taken from weekends: the two weekend days closest to the statutory holiday are included, while the Saturday before (February 6, 2016) and the Sunday after (February 14, 2016) are worked.

2016 is year of the Red Monkey Male FireMonkey. The Chinese name of 2016 in the Chinese Horoscope calendar is Male Fire Monkey. Chinese apply Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) into the Chinese calendar. Male Fire is in the Fire group. The color of Fire is connected to Red. Monkey is the calendar character corresponding to Monkey. Therefore, 2016 is the Red Fire Monkey year.

2016 is the 4713th Chinese Year. According to Chinese Horoscope calendar, the first day of Red Monkey is on February 4, 2016. This day is not the Chinese New Year Day. Most of Internet Chinese horoscope sites use Chinese New Year Day to determine the Chinese zodiac sign, which is wrong. Chinese New Year Day of Red Monkey Year is on February 8, 2016. This is the reason that some people confuse their Chinese zodiac signs.

The first day of the Chinese astrological year is the first day of the Tiger Month (Start of Spring). The Tiger Month begins around February 4, each year. If you were born before February 4, then you should check Your Chinese Zodiac Sign first before reading your 2016 Chinese zodiac forecast.

Monkey is the 9th animal in 12 zodiac signs. Monkey is after 8th  Sheep and before 10th  Chicken. Monkey is the animal in the first of Metal Cycle. Monkey, Chicken and Dog are in the cycle of Metal. Our Chinese horoscope prediction combines the theory of Five Elements, the relationships betweens animal signs and the image meaning of I-Ching hexagram.

The prediction for 2016 Year of Monkey is based on your birth year, the Chinese zodiac signs. We have different forecasting method for 2016 using your entire Chinese astrology birth chart, which is required your birthday and birth time. You can find the hyperlink in the end of the prediction.

According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to wisdom and danger. Therefore, we will deal with more financial events in the year of the Monkey. Monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal. If you want to have good return for your money investment, then you need to outsmart the Monkey. Metal is also connected to the Wind. That implies the status of events will be changing very quickly. Think twice before you leap when making changes for your finance, career, business relationship and people relationship.

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DTN News: U.S. Department of Defense Contracts Dated February 4, 2016

DTN News: U.S. Department of Defense Contracts Dated February 4, 2016

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 4, 2016: U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) Contracts issued February 4, 2016 are undermentioned;

CONTRACTS

ARMY

Olin Corp., Winchester Ammunition Division, East Alton, Illinois, was awarded a $99,200,000 firm-price economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for .38 and .45 caliber and 9mm ammunition.  One bid was solicited with one received, with an estimated completion date of March 9, 2022.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-16-D-0004).

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $15,944,272 cost-plus-fixed-fee foreign military sales contract (Egypt) with options for technical services supporting domestic Egyptian M1A1 production.  One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of May 8, 2019.  Fiscal 2010 other procurement funds in the amount of $15,944,272 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-16-C-0063).

AIR FORCE

Lockheed Martin Corp. - Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Littleton, Colorado, has been awarded a $96,040,000 undefinitized contract action modification (P00377) to previously awarded contract FA8807-08-C-0010. Contractor will provide Global Positioning System (GPS) III contingency operations services and supplies to modify the current GPS control segment to operate all GPS III satellites that are launched prior to the transition to the Next Generation Operational Control System. Furthermore, this action will buy GPS III satellite vehicle simulation modules, GPS Simulator, and updates to the GPS Positional Training Emulator. Work will be performed at Littleton, Colorado; and Gaithersburg, Maryland, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2019. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $6,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

Pelatron Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii, has been awarded an $11,531,100 modification (P00002) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA8730-16-C-0007 for Control and Reporting Center (CRC) Operations Module Modification (OM MOD) production. Contractor will provide additional quantities of CRC OM MOD production units and readiness spares packages being produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed at Clearfield, Utah, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 4, 2016. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $11,499,960 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

NAVY

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $46,672,970 single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract that will include terms and conditions for the placement of both cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price task orders for security cooperation, security assistance, foreign military sales technical, and program/project management support services to the Naval International Programs Office, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Command (WSS) and applicable customers of NAVSUP WSS International Programs Directorate.  Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (40 percent); Washington, District of Columbia (40 percent); Pensacola, Florida (10 percent); and Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio (10 percent).  The ordering period of the contract is expected to be completed by March 2020.  Defense business operations funds in the amount of $50,000 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured with the solicitation posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received.  Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00189-16-D-Z004).

Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $45,450,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for follow-on support, sustainment and upgrades of personnel systems under the Department of the Navy Tasking, Records and Consolidated Knowledge Enterprise Repository (DON TRACKER) program. DON TRACKER streamlines the DON records and task management to include creating, assigning and routing of taskings.  The solution replaces multiple legacy Navy and Marine Corps records and task management applications into a single enterprise wide system, enabling seamless tasking and federally compliant records management across the DON.  Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by February 2021.  Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $250,000 will be obligated at the time of award of task order 0001 running concurrent with contract award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured because the contract is a sole-source Small Business Innovation Research Phase III award solicited in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(5).  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N00039-16-D-0006).

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded an $18,151,166 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-14-C-2111 for the continued advance planning of the refueling complex overhaul of USS George Washington (CVN 73).  This contract modification adds long lead time material, increases the level of effort, and extends the period of performance of advance planning.  Work will be performed in Newport News, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by April 2016.  Fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of 11,662,334 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded an $11 001,832 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-15-C-0116) to exercise an option for four APY-10 radar system production kits and related support for the P-8A Poseidon full-rate production aircraft (Lot VII)  for the Navy.   Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas (99 percent); and Seattle, Washington (1 percent).  Work is expected to be completed in June 2018.  Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $11,001,832 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Benaka Inc.,* New Brunswick, New Jersey, was awarded $9,445,000 for firm-fixed-price task order 0004 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-14-D-5247) for installing energy efficient roofs on Buildings 4, 12, 26, and 592 at Naval Support Activity Philadelphia.  The work to be performed provides for replacing the entire roof systems with energy efficient roofs to include installation of new insulation board, polyvinyl chloride roofing membrane, flashings, expansion accessories, metal roof edges, coping, and fall protection safety upgrades.  The project incorporates cool roof technology and includes repairing layers of vapor barrier, insulation, building expansion joints, and repairing of roof penetrations.  Work will be performed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed by October 2016.  Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance (Navy); and working capital funds (Navy), contract funds in the amount of $9,445,000 are obligated on this award; of which $8,738,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Two proposals were received for this task order.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity. (Awarded on Jan. 29, 2016)

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $7,360,072 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7013 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-11-G-003D for eight different part numbers with various quantities of repairs in support of the V-22/H-53 Forward Looking InfraRed System.  Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and is to be completed by Feb. 10, 2018.  Fiscal 2016 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $7,360,072 will be obligated at the time of award and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with FAR 6.302-1, with one offer received in response to this solicitation.  Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Lyon Shipyard Inc.,* Norfolk, Virginia (SPRMM1-16-D-Y002); and Colonna's Shipyard, doing business as Steel America,* Norfolk, Virginia (SPRMM1-16-D-Y003), have each been awarded a maximum $8,483,490 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract against solicitation SPRMM1-15-R-YQ15 for outboard, stern tube, propeller and line shafts for landing craft utility boats. The maximum dollar amount is for the life of the contract. This was a competitive acquisition with four responses received. This is a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods. Location of performance is Virginia, with a Feb. 3, 2021, performance completion date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2016 through fiscal 2021 Navy working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

*Small business

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GOOD MORNING - IT'S THURSDAY !

GOOD MORNING - IT'S THURSDAY !

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S THURSDAY  February 4, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous & fantastic day !

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Good Night - It's Wednesday !

Good Night - It's Wednesday !

Today is Wednesday February 3, 2016. Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - wishing you a great, prosperous, blissful, healthy, bright, delightful, energetic and extremely Happy Day & Good Night !

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Happy Weekend !

Happy Weekend !

Today is Saturday January 30, 2016. Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - wishing you a great, prosperous, blissful, healthy, bright, delightful, energetic and extremely Happy Weekend.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Good Morning - It's Friday !

Good Morning - It's Friday !

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S FRIDAY January 29, 2016

GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous & fantastic day !

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

DTN News: U.S. Department of Defense Contracts Dated January 28, 2016

DTN News: U.S. Department of Defense Contracts Dated January 28, 2016

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - January 28, 2016: U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) Contracts issued January 28, 2016 are undermentioned;

CONTRACTS

NAVY

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $2,469,582,995 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-14-C-0067) to exercise an option for the manufacture and delivery of 20 Lot III full-rate production P-8A aircraft for the Navy (16), and the Government of Australia (4).  In addition, this option provides for efforts related to obsolescence monitoring, change assessment, and integrated baseline/program management reviews.  Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington (80 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (3 percent); Greenlawn, New York (2.8 percent); Cambridge, United Kingdom (1.7 percent); North Amityville, New York (1.1 percent); Rockford, Illinois (0.9 percent); Rancho Santa Margarita, California (0.7 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (0.6 percent); and various locations with the U.S. (9.2 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018.  Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,052,571,034 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract combines purchase for the Navy ($2,052,571,034; 83 percent); and the Government of Australia ($417,011,961; 17 percent), under a cooperative agreement.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $72,040,018 for modification P00003 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0001) to exercise an option for organizational, selected intermediate, and limited depot level maintenance and logistics services for aircraft assigned to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center, Fallon, Nevada.  Services will be provided in support of 31 F/A-18A-F; three EA-18G; five MH-60S; 14 F-16A/B; and two E-2 C aircraft.  Work will be performed at Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nevada, and is expected to be completed in January 2017.  Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $4,417,976 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland, is being awarded a $49,791,402 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for electronic warfare systems integration test environment system upgrades to the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Electronic Combat Simulation and Evaluation Laboratory.  Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in January 2021.  Fiscal 2015 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $50,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c) (1).  The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Pt. Mugu, California, is the contracting activity (N68936-16-D-0001).

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $14,125,605 firm-fixed-price contract for USS Normandy (CG 60) fiscal 2016 selected restricted availability (SRA).  A SRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities.  Work will involve ship repair, maintenance, and modernization.  This contract includes option items which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $15,182,401.  Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by November 2016.  Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2016 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $14,125,605 is being obligated at time of award, and funds in the amount of $12,446,954 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured under full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities website and two offers were received.  The Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N50054-16-C-0004).

Detyens Shipyards, Charleston, South Carolina, is being awarded an $11,455,931 firm-fixed-price contract for 71-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Laramie (T-AO 203).  Work will include general services; clean and gas free tanks; ballast tank blast and paint; cargo tank blast and paint; main mast preservation; expansion joint structural steel replacement; port and starboard main engine 72,000-hour overhaul; starboard main engine coupling replacement; life boat hook replacement; drydocking; underwater hull blast and paint; propeller maintenance and repair; and underway replenishment blocks and sheaves.  The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $11,672,328.  Work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance contract funds in the amount of $11,455,931 are being obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured, with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with one offer received.  The Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N32205-16-C-4002).

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $9,316,518 for modification P00012 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-14-D-0012) for calendar year 2016 program management, logistics, and engineering services for the governments of Switzerland, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, and Spain in support of F/A-18 A-F aircraft.  Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed in January 2017.  Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $9,316,518 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract combines purchases for governments of Switzerland ($4,187,292; 44.95 percent); Finland ($1,763,053; 18.92 percent); Kuwait ($1,127,556; 12.10 percent); Malaysia ($1,002,289; 10.76 percent); Australia ($505,984; 5.43 percent); Canada ($372,788; 4 percent); and Spain ($357,556; 3.84 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $9,051,654 not-to-exceed, undefinitized contract action against a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-2128) for the secondary propulsion system detail design, prototype unit manufacture, qualification, and technical manual development.  The work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut, and is scheduled to be completed by October 2021. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of $4,525,827 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Groton, Connecticut, is the contracting activity.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $7,893,500 for delivery order 5306 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004) to incorporate Nacelles physical configuration audit support and 36 total production kits in support of the MH-53 and CH-53 in-service program.  Work will be performed in Tallahassee, Alabama (90 percent); and Stratford, Connecticut (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2018.  Fiscal 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,893,500 are being obligated on this award, $1,742,304 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, is being awarded a $198,729,140 modification (P00018) to a previously awarded fixed-price contract (HQ0147-14-C-0011) for production of 20 additional Lot 8 Interceptors and associated production support efforts for the Missile Defense Agency Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Project Office (CLIN 8000).  The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $882,031,747 from $683,302,607.  The work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; Anniston, Alabama; Camden, Arkansas; and Troy, Alabama, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2019.  Fiscal 2016 procurement funds in the amount of $198,729,140 are being obligated at time of award.  The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Savannah, Georgia, has been awarded an $111,579,431 modification (003) to previously awarded contract FA8106-13-D-0002. Contractor will provide a 12-month extension of contract term to support the C-20 and C-37 fleet for Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard contractor logistics support. Work will be performed at Savannah, Georgia; Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; Marine Corps Base, Hawaii; MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; and Reagan National Airport, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2016 Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard operation and maintenance funds in the combined amount of $71,329,589 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

IGOV Technologies Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $52,533,693 modification (0002) to previously awarded contract FA8730-16-D-0007 to modify M1145 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs). Contractor will modify HMMWVs to provide Tactical Air Party users with embedded software and systems for critical voice, data, and video communications. The mobile communications system effort will allow Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) to control Close Air Support (CAS) aircraft from the safety of an armored vehicle while coordinating and conducting joint CAS missions. Work will be performed at Tampa, Florida, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 28, 2021. Fiscal 2015 procurement funds in the amount of $5,571,674 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-16-D-0007).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded a $31,597,328 delivery order (1100) against previously awarded contract FA8504-06-D-0001 for C-130J long term sustainment. Contractor will provide program sustainment support, inventory control point management, consumable spares replenishment, repair of reparables, sustaining engineering support, technical data, and depot activation in support of the C‐130J weapon system. Work will be performed at Marietta, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by July 31, 2016. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $31,597,328 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

ARMY

ACC Construction Co. Inc., Augusta, Georgia, was awarded a $45,034,874 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of an overall Basic Combat Training (BCT) complex and related work for one battalion headquarters, two barracks/company operations facilities, one lawn equipment building with company storage, one dining facility, parking, a running track, and physical training pits.  Estimated completion date is Jan. 29, 2018.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with eight received.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity (W912HP-16-C-0001).

R. Stresau Laboratory Inc.,* Spooner, Wisconsin, was awarded a $42,534,185 firm-fixed-price contract for M6 electric blasting caps; M7 non-electric blasting caps, M30 inert non-electric blasting caps; and MK17 inert non-electric blasting caps.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2020.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-16-D-0043).

Binderman Construction,* Chicago, Illinois, was awarded a $21,586,000 firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract with options to design and build the Arlington Heights Illinois Army Reserve Center, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2018.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with six received.  Fiscal 2015 military construction and other procurement funds in the amount of $21,586,000 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville, Kentucky, is the contracting activity (W912QR-16-C-0007).

Fluor Federal Solutions LLC, Greenville, South Carolina, was awarded a $17,648,238 firm-fixed-price contract with options for construction of the B-52 Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 15, 2017.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with six received. Fiscal 2012 and 2014 military construction funds in the amount of $17,648,238 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Nebraska, is the contracting activity (W9128F-16-C-0011).

*Source: K. V. Seth - DTN News + U.S. DoD issued No. CR-016-16 January 28, 2016
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GOOD MORNING - IT'S THURSDAY !

GOOD MORNING - IT'S THURSDAY !

Greetings to all our friends from Toronto. Canada - IT'S THURSDAY  January 28, 2016
GOOD MORNING ~ Have a beautiful, wonderful, delightful, graceful, fabulous, marvelous & fantastic day !

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DTN News: U.S. Department of Defense Contracts Dated January 27, 2016

DTN News: U.S. Department of Defense Contracts Dated January 27, 2016

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - January 27, 2016: U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) Contracts issued January 27, 2016 are undermentioned;

CONTRACTS

AIR FORCE

BCF Solutions Inc.,* Chantilly, Virginia (FA8730-16-D-0004); IGOV Technologies Inc.,* Reston, Virginia (FA8730-16-D-0007); People Tec Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama (FA8730-16-D-0009); Pelatron Inc.,* Honolulu, Hawaii (FA8730-16-D-0012); Smartronix Inc.,* Hollywood, Maryland (FA8730-16-D-0013); and BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, have been awarded contracts under the Platform for Engineering and Integration of Tactical and Strategic Systems (PEITSS) a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling amount of  $538,000,000. This contract supports delivery of systems and capabilities within the Theater Air Control System and other systems providing tactical and strategic battle management and command and control capabilities, including close air support, surveillance, communications, airspace management, and weapons control. The location of work to be performed will be specified in each delivery order awarded under the terms of the contract. All work is expected to be complete by Jan. 27, 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 10 proposals received. Fiscal 2015 procurement funds in the amount of $5,000 are being obligated to each contractor at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, has been awarded a $77,920,767 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0922) to previously awarded contract FA8504-07-D-0001 for C-130J spare engines. Contractor will provide 24 AE2100D3 commercial engines for C-130J aircraft. Work will be performed at Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2016. This contract involves foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 procurement funds in the amount of $71,492,917 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, has been awarded a $76,067,069 firm-fixed-price delivery order (1000) to previously awarded contract FA8504-07-D-0001 for C-130J propulsion system sustainment. Contractor will provide logistics support, program management support, engineering services, spares, and technical data in support of the C‐130J propulsion system. Work will be performed at Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $76,067,069 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $43,835,227 delivery order (0057) to previously awarded contract FA8106-10-D-0001 for KC-10 contractor logistics support. Contractor will provide 10 engine overhauls in support of the KC-10 program. Work will be performed worldwide to include McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey; Travis Air Force Base, California; and Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $43,835,227 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

Technology Service Corp., Silver Springs, Maryland, has been awarded a $23,812,562 modification (P00025) to previously awarded contract FA8650-14-C-7400 for the Rapid Reaction Multi-Mission/Support Jammer Cueing (RRMMS/SJC) acquisition effort. Contractor will further develop technologies they have established under previous and current Small Business Innovation Research Phase I and II contracts. The contractor will use rapid prototyping processes and modular architectures to deliver mission critical and urgent technological capabilities. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and in deployed locations. Work is expected to be complete by Dec. 23, 2018. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $775,916 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $17,727,907 modification (0020) to previously awarded contract FA8620-15-G-4040 for MQ-9 system software operational test support and final fielding release. Contractor will provide support activities for follow-on operational test and evaluation of the MQ-9 operational flight program. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2017. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,002,999 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, has been awarded a $9,692,686 firm-fixed-price contract for Air Combat Command unmanned aircraft systems operation centers support for the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper. Work will be performed at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada; Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Kadena Air Base, Japan, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2017. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with seven offers received. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $9,692,686 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Combat Command, Newport News, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-16-C-0007).

Lockheed Martin Corp. - Aeronautics Co., Ft. Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $9,262,918 modification (P00508) to previously awarded contract FA8611-08-C-2897 for two communication, navigation and identification units per F-22 and spares. Contractor will provide 479 retrofit kits and perform 443 installations that will increase reliability of transistors on the CNI Driver B units. Work will be performed at Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 14, 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $9,262,918 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

Portico Services LLC, Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $7,503,853 firm-fixed-price contract for repair of electrical distribution lines to support launch complexes at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Work will be performed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and is expected to be complete by June 6, 2018. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $7,503,853 are being obligated at the time of award. The 45th Contracting Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA2521-16-C-0006).

Northrop Grumman System Corp., Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $7,026,986 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for booster propulsion technology maturation. Northrop Grumman System Corp. will provide research and development of additive manufacturing for the duct-cooled, carbon/silicon carbide thrust chamber technology development effort. Work will be performed at Redondo Beach, California, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 26, 2018. This award is the result of a competitive Broad Agency Announcement acquisition with 12 offers received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $7,026,986 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Advanced Systems and Development Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8814-16-C-0008).

NAVY

Accenture Federal Services, Arlington, Virginia (N00189-16-D-0013); CACI Enterprise Solutions, Arlington, Virginia (N00189-16-D-0014); CGI Federal, Fairfax, Virginia (N00189-16-D-0015); Deloitte Consulting, Alexandria, Virginia (N00189-16-D-0016); ECS Federal, Fairfax, Virginia (N00189-16-D-0017); IBM, Bethesda, Maryland (N00189-16-D-0018); Leidos, Reston, Virginia (N00189-16-D-0019); and Main Sail, Cleveland, Ohio (N00189-16-D-0020), were awarded an estimated $147,178,362 multiple award,  indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price task orders contract to obtain process improvement, reengineering, management and data support services, to include Navy Enterprise Resource Planning sustainment on behalf of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC).  NAVSUP BSC requires process management and data services to support current and future Navy requirements in the areas of data governance and analysis, business process re-engineering and management, and business system engineering and integration.  Each contract includes a 12-month base period, four 12-month option periods, and the option at Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.217-8 - option to extend services. If all options are exercised, the contract value will reached a ceiling value of $809,480,995.   Work will be performed in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (81 percent); and Washington, District of Columbia (19 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by February 2017; if all options are exercised, work will be completed by July 2020.  Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,000 will be obligated on each of the eight contracts to fund the contract's minimum amount, and funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured with the solicitation posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website, with 15 offers received.  Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity. (Awarded on Jan. 25, 2016)

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, was awarded a $25,589,923 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee/incentive-fee contract (N00024-10-C-4407) for USS Anchorage (LPD-23) fiscal 2016 selected restricted availability (SRA).  An SRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities.  Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by October 2016.  Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2015 and 2016 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $25,589,923 will be obligated at time of award, and funds in the amount of $25,161,788 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity. (Awarded on Jan. 25, 2016)

HBA Architecture & Interior Design Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia, was awarded a maximum amount $25,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for architectural and engineering services for Navy Lodge and other Navy Exchange Service Command facilities in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) area of responsibility (AOR) worldwide, such as retail stores, convenience stores, uniform centers, beauty and barber shops, optical shops, auto service centers, flower shops, laundry/dry cleaning/tailor shops, coin operated laundries, automated auxiliary retail outlets, snack bars and food courts.  Work will be performed in Northeast (53 percent); Southwest (15 percent); Southeast (12 percent); Midwest (8 percent); Northwest (7 percent); and other activities within the NAVFAC AOR (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2021.  Non-appropriated contract funds in the amount of $5,000 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  No task orders are being issued at this time.  Future task orders will be primarily funded by non-appropriated funds (Navy).  This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 14 proposals received.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N62470-16-D-6005). (Awarded on Jan. 25, 2016)

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $22,398,869 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0035 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-11-G-001H) for repair of various parts in support of the F/A-18 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Lemoore, California (69 percent); Cecil Field, Florida (30 percent); and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by December 2018.  Fiscal 2016 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $22,398,869 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  One firm was solicited for this non-competitive requirement, and one offer was received in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.  Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $20,809,451 cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to a previously issued delivery order (0122) placed against a basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the MV-22.  This modification exercises an option for flight test sustainment support including test planning and execution, flight clearances, and technical reviews. Work will be performed at Patuxent River, Maryland (51.8 percent); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (26.7 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (21.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2016.  Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $20,809,451 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Bethel-Webcor JV-1,* Anchorage, Alaska, was awarded $19,600,000 for firm-fixed-price task order 0006 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62478-14-D-4001) for construction of a waterfront operations facility for Sea, Air, Land Delivery Vehicle Team One at Pearl City Peninsula, Pearl City.  The facility will include operations, training, planning, and mission support space, as well as individual and platoon equipment storage and load out areas.  Space will also be provided to support the Naval Special Warfare Group Three Tactical Athlete Center.  Project also includes renovations in Building 987 and construction of second floor space in the existing Building 987 high bay.  Work will be performed in Oahu, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by February 2018.  Fiscal 2013 military construction (defense agencies) contract funds in the amount of $19,600,000 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Four proposals were received for this task order.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is the contracting activity. (Awarded on Jan. 25, 2016)

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded an $11,314,491 cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to a previously issued delivery order (0090) placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006.  This modification to exercise options for common software support for the MV/CV-22, and training and training device support for the MV-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (81.7 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (18.14 percent); and New River, North Carolina (0.16 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2016.  Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $11,314,491 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland is the contracting activity.

PentaCon LLC,* Catoosa, Oklahoma, was awarded $9,544,234 for firm-fixed-price task order 0002 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N69450-14-D-0757) for construction of Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School Applied Instruction Facility at Construction Battalion Center, Stennis Space Center.   .  The facility will provide training capabilities for the center.  Project includes all pertinent site improvements and site preparations; mechanical and electrical utilities, telecommunications, pile foundation, landscaping, irrigation, drainage, parking, exterior lighting and air conditioning.  The task order also contains four unexercised options, which if exercised would increase cumulative task order value to $10,305,654.  Work will be performed in Gulfport, Mississippi, and is expected to be completed by October 2017.  Fiscal 2016 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $9,544,234 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Three proposals were received for this task order.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida, is the contracting activity. (Awarded on Jan. 26, 2016)

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $7,236,020 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development efforts required to demonstrate the integration of the tactical data link, LINK16, including other required avionics changes to accommodate the data link into the radar-production and radar-remanufacture in support of the AV-8B aircraft.  Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed in June 2017.  Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,887,705 are being obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity (N68936-16-C-0001). (Awarded on Jan. 22, 2016)

Bethel-Webcor JV-1,* Anchorage, Alaska, was awarded $7,230,000 for firm-fixed-price task order KB01 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract for the design and construction of a Welding School consolidation at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.  The work to be performed provides for construction (design-build) to adaptively reuse Building 155A and a portion of Building 155 to support relocation and consolidation of the welding school offices, classrooms, welding areas, and other support rooms that are currently located in separate facilities.  The task order also contains one unexercised option, which if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $7,377,635.  Work will be performed in Oahu, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by March 2018.  Fiscal 2016 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $7,230,000 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Four proposals were received for this task order.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N62478-14-D-4001). (Awarded on Jan. 26, 2016)

ARMY

General Dynamics Lands System, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $170,720,400 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to acquire a Stryker Tow Simulator.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received.  Work and funding will be determined with each order.  Army Contracting Command, Tank and Automotive, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-16-D-0037).

CSC Government Solutions LLC, Chantilly, Virginia, was awarded a $77,500,000 modification (P00044) to contract DAAB07-00-D-E252 for servicing the Logistics Modernization Program, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 28, 2016.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity. (Awarded on Jan. 25, 2016)

Thales Defense & Security Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, was awarded a $49,178,470 firm-fixed-price, multi-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for universal battery chargers (UBC), UBC battery interfaces, UBC soft covers, UBC hard covers and/or accessory kits.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received, with an estimated completion date of July 25, 2021.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-16-D-0008).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $24,900,000 modification (P00164) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0043 for aviation field maintenance in the Regional Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Central Area.  Work will be performed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, with an estimated completion date of June 29, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds (undefinitized contract action requirements) in the amount of $4,549,866 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. (Awarded on Jan. 25, 2016)

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co., Oak Brook, Illinois, was awarded a $15,819,524 firm-fixed-price contract for repairing multiple beach projects in New Jersey.  Bids were solicited with one received, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2016.  Work will be performed at Sea Isle City, New Jersey, and fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $15,819,524 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (W912BU-15-C-0003).

Mathy Construction, La Crosse, Wisconsin, was awarded a $7,398,957 firm-fixed-price contract for asphalt paving and delivery services.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received, with an estimated completion date of March 14, 2019.  Work and funding will be determined with each order.  Army Contracting Command, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, is the contracting activity (W911SA-16-D-0002).

DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY

Booz Allen Hamilton was awarded a $35,954,551 contract with a potential to earn an award fee of up to $1,845,420 during the performance period for advisory and assistant services in support of the various projects under the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program and the Proliferation Prevention Program.  Work will be performed at contractor facilities in Lorton, Virginia; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and at various locations around the world.  The anticipated completion date is May 26, 2017 (base period); this contract includes four 12-month options that would end on May 26, 2021, if all options are exercised. This contract was a competitive acquisition and one offer was received.  The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, CTR Contracting Office, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HDTRA1-16-C-0012).

DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE

Ernst & Young LLP, Washington, District of Columbia, is being awarded a maximum $15,427,675 modification (P00011) to previously awarded contract HQ0423-15-F-0016 to exercise option year one for audit services for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General Audit of the Department of the Air Force general fund fiscal 2016 schedule of budgetary activity. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $29,830,229 from $14,402,554. Work will be performed in Washington, District of Columbia, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $15,427,675 will be obligated at time of award for the option period.  Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Contract Services Directorate, Columbus, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

KPMG LLP, McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a maximum $13,762,530 modification (P00013) to previously awarded contract HQ0423-15-F-0010 to exercise option Year one for audit services for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General to audit the Department of the Army general fund schedule of budgetary activity for fiscal 2016. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to an estimated $26,773,445 from an estimated $13,010,915.  Work will be performed in Virginia, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $13,762,530 will be obligated at time of award for the option period.  Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Contract Services Directorate, Columbus, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

*Source: K. V. Seth - DTN News + U.S. DoD issued No. CR-015-16 January 27, 2016
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