Prime contracts awarded for $1.9 billion DESP II

The Air Force Materiel Command, Ogden Air Logistics Center, has awarded prime contracts to 10 companies for Design Engineering and Support Program II (DESP II), an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a $1.9 billion ceiling.

Under terms of the contract, task orders may be awarded through June 2010, and work must be completed by June 2012.

The companies will provide engineering and technical services in support of all AFMC weapon systems, subsystems and related processes.

Contracts were awarded to:
  • Aerospace Engineering Spectrum LLC, Ogden, Utah

  • Arinc Inc., Annapolis, Md.

  • Battelle, Columbus, Ohio

  • Dynamics Research Corp. (DRC), Andover, Mass.

  • Sverdrup Technology Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

  • Karta Technologies Inc., San Antonio, Texas;

  • Manufacturing Technology Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

  • Northrop Grumman Corp., Fairfax, Va.

  • Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas

  • Support Systems Associates Inc., Melbourne, Fla.

Robert Smith, senior vice president and general manager with DRC, characterized the contract as a vehicle to deliver support efficiently to warfighters in a turbulent environment.

'The effects of uncertain funding levels and the looming threat of base closure with its resultant realignments are compounded by the need to get equipment quickly ' in ongoing operations in order to sustain current weapon systems,' Smith said.

AFMC received 29 bids. Four of the awards were small business set-asides.

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