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June 2021 Bid Opportunities of the Month

MATOC – Construction – Michigan National Guard

Contract Opportunity Type: Presolicitation (Updated)
Solicitation: W50S85-21-R-0001
Description:
Construction Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contract for maintenance, repair, construction and design-build services in support of the National Guard activities in the State of Michigan. These will be multi-disciplined contracts consisting of a Base Award of two calendar years, and three one year option periods. The total contract period, including options, shall not exceed five calendar years. The total of individual task orders placed against this MATOC Program shall not exceed $48M. This action is being solicited as a total small business set-aside. NAICS Codes: 236210 and 237310, $39.5M is the small business size standard.
Location: Michigan
Selfridge ANGB, MI
Battle Creek ANGB, MI / Fort Custer Training Center, MI
Alpena CRTC, MI / Camp Grayling, MI
The Government’s intent is to award a minimum of nine, and a maximum of twelve, contracts to offerors that are responsible and that submit proposals that are acceptable and reasonable. At the task order level, the contracting officer may set-aside an individual task order for other socio-economic programs. Persons intending on offering a proposal should attend the Pre-Proposal Conference and Site Visit. Solicitation and all information, notices, and amendments for this solicitation will be posted at beta.sam.gov “Contract Opportunities”.
View full opportunity here: https://sam.gov/opp/da4cc100a0174ebe8e74804926b9b64b/view

Machine Shop Rapid Prototyping Requirement

Contract Opportunity Type: Presolicitation (Original)
Solicitation: N0017821R4305
Description:
This is a follow-up to a previously posted RFI, N0017820R4305. 
This Synopsis is being posted to the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at https://beta.sam.gov/. It is understood that this is the single point of entry for posting of synopsis and solicitations to the Internet.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) intends to issue a solicitation for build to print rapid prototypes above the simplified acquisition threshold. Competitions for which will be conducted individually at the order level.  The contractor shall provide completed prototypes by performing precision machining (mill and lathe operations), welding, sheet-metal fabrication, coating, treating, assembly, and inspection of prototype hardware in accordance with the drawing packages furnished by the Government.
This requirement will be procured as Small Business Set-Aside Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Multiple-award Contracts are anticipated to be made to all offerors who submit technically acceptable samples as defined in the upcoming RFP. This is a new requirement with no previous acquisition history.
This notice is a synopsis and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) and it is not a commitment by the U.S. Navy to procure the subject services.  The Government will not pay for any information received.  Phone call responses will not be accepted. All questions are to be submitted via email to the Contract Specialist: Geneva Honeyman, geneva.honeyman@navy.mil with email title to include: “Machine Shop Rapid Prototyping – N0017821R4305” in the subject line.
View full opportunity here: https://sam.gov/opp/37c1dfe4fabf4a54a4cbbf4a6eab7ee2/view

Defense Contracts Awarded to Michigan Companies May 2021

May 12, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2605292/
Bren-Tronics Inc.,* Commack, New York (W91CRB-21-D-0013); Inventus Power LLC, Woodridge, Illinois (W91CRB-21-D-0014); Navitas Advanced Solutions Group LLC, Ann Arbor, Michigan (W91CRB-21-D-0015); and Ultralife Corporation, Newark, New York (W91CRB-21-D-0016), will compete for each order of the $1,253,566,172 firm-fixed-price contract for the Conformal Wearable Battery. Bids were solicited via the internet with four received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of May 10, 2030. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Correction: actually awarded on May 13, 2021.)

May 14, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2618361/
BAE Systems Land &Armaments LP, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $15,730,000 modification (P00110) to contract W56HZV-15-C-A001 for spare parts necessary for initial training and fielding for Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 1, 2023. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 weapons and tracked combat vehicle procurement, Army funds; and European Deterrence Initiative, Defense funds in the amount of $15,730,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

May 20, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2626194/
Crane Technologies Group Inc.,* Rochester Hills, Michigan, is awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum amount of $20,077,068 for the modernization of up to seven 60/15-ton portal cranes at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY); and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF). Task order 0001 is being awarded at $2,598,471 for the modernization of portal crane DC-39 at NNSY. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by May 2023. All work on this contract will be performed in Portsmouth, Virginia; and Bremerton, Washington. The work to be performed is for the modernization of six 60/15-ton portal cranes at NNSY, and one 60/15-ton portal crane at PSNS & IMF. The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months with an expected completion date of May 2025. Contract funds in the amount of $2,598,471 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Contract funds are fiscal 2021 other procurement, Navy. Future task orders will be primarily funded by other procurement, Navy. This contract was competitively procured via the beta.SAM.gov website with two proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N62470-21-D-0009).

May 21, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2628039/
AAR Manufacturing Inc., Cadillac, Michigan, has been awarded a $16,458,480 task order (FA8534-21-F-0024) against previously awarded contract FA8534-20-D-0003 for the repair of the 463L cargo pallets. Work will be performed in Cadillac, Michigan, and is expected to be completed May 31, 2023. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. This task order brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $63,237,847. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the full amount are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

May 27, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2637207/
General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan, has been awarded an estimated $16,450,918 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for spare parts supporting various wheeled and tracked military vehicles. This was a competitive acquisition with one response received. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Michigan and South Carolina, with a June 14, 2026, performance completion date. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2026 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio (SPE7LX-21-D-0110).

May 28, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2639135/
The Pontiac Drywall Systems Inc.,* Pontiac, Michigan, is awarded a $10,502,541 firm-fixed-price contract task order N4008521F5398 under a multiple award construction contract for design-bid-build services at the U.S. Naval War College. Work will be performed in Newport, Rhode Island, and is expected to be completed by July 2023. This project provides for renovations to Mahan Hall, Building Three, to include repairs and/or replacement to the low-slope roof, exterior walls, building fenestrations, interior floor plan re-configuration, interior finishes, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, elevator, hazardous material abatement and updated storm drainage system. Additionally, the project will provide new construction of a connector addition to Turner Walkway, and installation of a new elevator and elevator shaft. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,502,541 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Two proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N40085-17-D-5039).

Peckham Vocational Industries,** Lansing, Michigan, has been awarded a maximum $15,790,274 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for commercial third-party logistics support including warehousing, storage, logistics and distribution functions for a wide variety of clothing items. This is a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(5), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a two-year base contract with three one-year option periods. Location of performance is Michigan, with a May 31, 2023, ordering period end date. Using customers are Navy and Coast Guard. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2023 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-21-D-N150).

Michigan Defense CyberSmart Guide

A Cybersecurity Compliance Program

Receive a Complete On-site Standardized Gap Analysis Report From a Michigan Cybersecurity Vendor at the pre-negotiated rate of $1,500.


INTRODUCTION

The Michigan Defense Center is offering Michigan’s small and medium sized defense contractors a comprehensive one-stop shop to federal cybersecurity compliance to save this nation’s federal supply chain and your business. This program is one of the first in the nation to provide a business solution to this federal mandate and strives to drive standardization, accountability and cost-effectiveness to the process. We know you don’t have time or money to waste!

This multi-phased approach will help you navigate proven resources to meet your needs no matter what phase you are in and provides guidance to assist you in protecting and growing your business.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Michigan Defense Center (MDC) has identified Michigan contractors to provide cybersecurity consulting services for small and medium-sized Michigan businesses to assist with the implementation of the requirements in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication (NIST SP) 800-171 required for achieving DFARS 252.204-7012 compliancy, as well as CMMC direction in order to qualify for United States Departments of Defense (DoD) and Homeland Security (DHS) contracts and work in the federal supply chain.

Vendor activities include conducting on-site standardized gap analyses at a fixed rate of $1,500 utilizing a standardized deliverable report as selected by the Michigan Defense Center (MDC) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

Implementation grants are available to address deficiencies and prepare for CMMC Prerequisites.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

MDC/MEDC knows that some small and medium sized companies don’t have the time to attend classes or prefer to learn requirements hands-on.

The MDC has created a Self-Assessment Tool in the Bid Targeting System environment that can be used prior to selecting a vendor to complete the Standardized Gap Analysis. It is a preliminary NIST 800-171 self-assessment tool to help you familiarize yourself with the process leading to cybersecurity compliance and help you understand what you will need to know to get compliant and eventually CMMC certified.

There are other Organizations directed by the federal government to help educate you or provide resources for you. We encourage you to check out as many of them as you can to help you understand how NIST 800-171 and CMMC impact your business.

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC)

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Bid Targeting System Self-Assessment Tool
Complete the NIST 800-171 self-assessment for a general IT infrastructure gap analysis.


MICHIGAN DEFENSE CYBERSMART PROGRAM

PHASE 1 — Starting from the Beginning, NIST 800-171 Compliance

The Michigan Defense Center’s Michigan Defense CyberSmart Phase I provides Michigan businesses with the ability to contract with a Michigan cybersecurity vendor to provide you with a NIST 800-171 gap analysis report at a pre-negotiated discounted cost of $1,500 as the first step toward compliance and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

The Michigan Defense Center (MDC) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) called for Michigan cybersecurity consultants who proved their experience in providing NIST 800-171 gap analysis. The Vendors below provided to MDC/MEDC references, sample gap analysis reports and have agreed to a set fee of $1500.00 to conduct on-site evaluations for Michigan’s small and medium sized defense suppliers and primes. The deliverable will be an understandable, standardized report and directions for next steps as well as how to register in the federal Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS)  if needed. The SPRS Quick Entry Guide can be found here.

VENDOR REFERRAL LIST:

  • COLT Cyber Security Consultants
  • Securely Yours LLC
  • The Mako Group
  • FullCircle Communications, LLC
  • Dewpoint
  • CyberForce|Q

The next step to Compliance is to fill out a Plan of Action Milestone/Mitigation (POAM) and a System Security Plan (SSP). You will use the Gap Analysis Report as the content to fill out the POAM and SSP and make progress toward achieving DFARS 252.204-7012 compliancy.

  • You can download online templates HERE and try it yourself
  • You can engage a consultant to assist you
  • You can utilize one of the Vendors on the Vendor Referral list to assist you

Once your company has completed the gap analysis report, POAM and SSP, you are invited to check the Cybersecurity box on your Bid Targeting System (BTS) profile to indicate that your company is actively pursuing DFARS 252.204-7012 compliancy. This update will make it easy for the state to share your cybersecurity status with federal and prime partners looking to fulfill supply chain needs.

Eligibility Requirement:

  • Applicant must be a Michigan-based business.

PHASE 2 — Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (Levels 1,2,3)

Yes, the federal government is still developing the details of CMMC, but, make no mistake—your company will have to be certified in the coming years and working towards that now will position you for future contracting.

The Michigan Defense Center has brought together resources from around the state to assist you in remediating the gaps found in your Gap Analysis and contained on your POAM and SSP. If you need help getting to the next level of compliance; CMMC levels 1,2 or 3, Check out these Michigan based resources.

  • Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) 
    The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has assembled a team of cybersecurity experts to determine if you are compliant with the requirements described in NIST Special Publication 800-171. The Center’s experienced team has designed a comprehensive four-step cybersecurity program. We will help you gauge your current situation and tailor a plan specifically for your internal capabilities, budget and time sensitivity.
  • Coming Soon: University of Michigan’s Economic Growth Institute (EGI) Concierge Service. MDC has worked with EGI to offer a counseling session that will help you determine your next steps and can connect you to an EGI database of Cybersecurity Service Providers identified in their Defense Cybersecurity Assurance Program (DCAP).

These vendors can assist you in completing items your Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM), System Security Plan and Remediation tasks.

Counseling and updates on CMMC audits and level certifications should be part of your interaction with these or other Cybersecurity Service Providers.

PHASE 3 –Michigan Defense Remediation Grant

Coming Soon: The Michigan Defense Center/Michigan Economic Development Corporation will be offering grants to Michigan Defense Contractors to assist in hiring consultants to offer technical assistance to get you through your remediation tasks leading to CMMC level 1,2,3.

Eligibility Requirement:

  • Registered in System for Award Management as a Michigan Company
  • In good standing with the State of Michigan
  • A standardized gap analysis report from the Michigan Defense Center Vender Referral List
  • Average Bid Targeting System (BTS) score of at least 50
  • Completed POAM and SSP
  • Bid Targeting System (BTS) firm profile is updated with the Self-Certification box checked showing NIST Compliance

The Grant:

  • 50% match up to $15,000.
  • Total award based on needs provided on POAM and SSP
  • Reimbursement based on paid invoices
  • Grant paid directly to MDC Vendors
  • Access to application available on BidTarget.org after June 1, 2021

VENDOR REFERRAL LIST:

  • COLT Cyber Security Consultants
  • Securely Yours LLC
  • The Mako Group
  • FullCircle Communications, LLC
  • Dewpoint
  • CyberForce|Q

PHASE 4

Coming Soon: When your company has completed their CMMC federal audit and attained a certification level, check the CMMC Level 1-3 Certification box on your BTS profile to update your company’s record showing the CMMC Certification. The CMMC Shield Badge on your company profile will make it easy for federal and prime contractors using BTS to identify your company as being CMMC Certified. The Michigan Defense Center also assists DoD programs, Primes and companies looking for partners by using BTS to identify potential suppliers.

BUSINESS CONTACT INFORMATION
Dustin Frigy at Frigy@MichiganDefenseCenter.org

May 2021 Bid Opportunities of the Month

Wheel and Run Flat Assembly
Contract Opportunity Type: Presolicitation (Updated)
Solicitation: SPRDL1-21-R-0068
Description:
THIS PROCUREMENT WILL BE A 3-YEAR REQUIREMENTS TYPE CONTRACT RESTRICTED TO THE PART NUMBER INDICATED BELOW.
ITEM:  WHEEL AND RUN FLAT ASSEMBLY
NSN:  2530-01-493-5859
MILITARY (19207) PART NO:  12563652
INSPECTION/ACCEPTANCE:  ORIGIN/ORIGIN
FOB:  DESTINATION
PACKAGING:  MILITARY/B (WITH SPECIAL PACKAGING INSTRUCTION AK00000001)
ESTIMATED QUANTITY:  5,400 UNITS
KIND OF CONTRACT:  FIRM FIXED PRICE
The Technical Data Package (TDP) is attached to this notice. 

The solicitation will post on/about 7 May 2021, with offers due on/about 7 June 2021 (see solicitation for actual offer due date).  Offerors are encouraged to check the beta.sam.gov website on a regular basis for any updates to the solicitation.

The solicitation contains a provision entitled ‘Reverse Auction,’ which allows for the use of reverse auction as a pricing technique.  After the solicitation closes, the contracting officer will determine if a reverse auction will be held.  If a reverse auction is held, contractors must be registered in the reverse auction system in order to participate in the auction.  Additionally, the contractor representative participating in the auction must have taken the on-line reverse auction training prior to the auction.  Registration, on-line training, and other information regarding the reverse auction can be found at https://dla.procurexinc.com.  Any questions related to the reverse auction system or process can be directed to the contract specialist.
View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/e6f6d094675c4f7eab0c998f5ec76a9c/view

U–THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE FOR FAMILY AND CHILD EDUCATION SERVICES
Contract Opportunity Type: Sources Sought (Original)
Solicitation: DOIAFBO210051
Description:
THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE FOR FAMILY AND CHILD EDUCATION SERVICES. SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE Reference Number # DOIAFBO210051 Family and Child Education Services Program Location: There are 48 locations spread out across the following states: Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL OR INVITATION FOR BID. THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION (BIE). The appropriate Northern American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this project is 611710, Educational Support Services, and the Small Business Size Standard is $16,500,000. Small Businesses are reminded under DIAR 1452.280-3 Subcontracting limitations; they must perform at least 50% of the cost of the contract, not including the cost of materials, with the firm’s own employees. Include the percentage of work that will be self-performed on this project, and how it will be accomplished. Proposed Subcontractor experience will not be considered for ISBEE capability purposes…
View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/61273c557ae04ddbbfcb1ddaa8dccfc6/view#general

Cyclical Maintenance Single Award IDIQ at Multiple Weather Forecasting Offices to Support the National Weather Service Central Region
Contract Opportunity Type: Presolicitation (Original)
Solicitation: NW-WR4000-21-00075
Description:
This presolicitation notice is being posted to the Governmentwide point of entry (GPE) website, beta.SAM.gov in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 5.204, Presolicitation notices. This presolicitation notice is prepared in accordance with FAR 36.213-2(b).

The Government has a need for a single award task order type contract. It is the Government’s intent to award a single firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract in accordance with the procedures of FAR Parts 15 (Contracting by Negotiation) and 36 (Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts). The Maximum Ordering Limit is $2,000,000.00 (the total maximum amount of all awarded task orders shall not exceed $2,000,000.00).

One (1) seed project will be part of the initial procurement. The estimated magnitude of construction is anticipated to be less than $25,000 for the seed project. Proposals for the seed project shall be submitted as part of an interested vendor’s proposal package. If further task order requirements are defined, task orders will be issued to the awarded contractor. It is anticipated that the IDIQ will be for a five year period… 
View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/47546211f93b4cac82dc77d96729cfd9/view#general

P404 Reserve Center and Vehicle Maintenance Facility at Battle Creek, MI
Contract Opportunity Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Updated)
Solicitation: N4008521R2555
Description:
***THIS SOLICIATION IS FOR CURRENT CONTRACT HOLDERS UNDER THE MARINE CORPS LARGE PROJECTS MACC SERIES N4008520D00320036***

The proposed project constructs a low-rise Marine Corps Reserve Center with concrete slab on grade and concrete block and steel frame building with architectural masonry exterior and sloped standing seam metal roof. Building includes an armory, drill hall, lockers and showers, classrooms, fitness center, supply storage, offices, and a covered weapons cleaning area. Additionally, the proposed project constructs a low-rise, Vehicle Maintenance Facility with concrete slab on grade and concrete block and steel frame with sloped standing seam metal roof. Building includes four vehicle bays, offices, classrooms, and welding shop.
View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/022ea46e7fa44013ba73c1a7a85965cc/view  

Protect & Grow Community Discussion at MDEX 2021

The Michigan Defense Center is proud to invite you to the
Protect and Grow Community Discussion
May 26, 2021 | 2:30-4:30pm

This Community Discussion is intended for Michigan stakeholders, partners and companies.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
Registrants will receive an event calendar email with meeting link by May 24th

The Michigan Defense Center leads the state’s Protect and Grow Initiative, a comprehensive statewide effort to protect Michigan’s federal and state military facilities and missions while growing assets, missions and opportunities for Michigan companies in the cutting-edge emerging markets needed by our nation’s defense agencies.

The P&G Community Discussion is our time share with our government, academic and industry partners an update on Michigan’s strategies and successes!

Agenda:
• Introductions
• MDC’s CyberSmart Program
• P&G Innovation Around the State
• MI NG Update
• Legislative Defense Updates
• Conclusion

www.ArsenalofInnovation.com

We are looking forward to seeing you and hearing your ideas. As always, thank you for your great and continued support.   

Sincerely,
Vicki Selva
Executive Director

Defense Contracts Awarded to Michigan Companies April 2021

April 1, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2559008/
BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $15,601,662 modification (P00103) to contract W56HZV-15-C-A001 to replace AMPV T-157i track with T-161track. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2023. Fiscal 2018, 2019 and 2020 weapons and tracked combat vehicle procurement, Army funds; fiscal 2018, 2019 and 2020 European Reassurance Initiative, Defense funds; and fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation, Army funds in the amount of $15,601,662 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

April 5, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2561626/
Ronal Industries Inc.,* Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded an $8,282,978 firm-fixed-price contract for vaneaxial fans. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 4, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-21-D-0021).

April 6, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2563073/
Prestolite Electric Inc., Novi, Michigan, has been awarded a maximum $15,096,767 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity long-term contract for electric starters. This was a competitive acquisition with one response received. This is a three-year base contract with two one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Michigan and New York, with an April 5, 2024, performance completion date. Using customer is Defense Logistics Agency. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio (SPE7LX-21-D-0095).

April 19, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2577890/
USSI LLC,* doing business as Nartron, Reed City, Michigan, has been awarded a maximum $14,024,932 firm-fixed-price contract for remote control switches. This is a three-year base contract with two one-year option periods. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.203-1. Location of performance is Michigan, with an April 19, 2024, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio (SPE7MX-21-D-0100).

April 28, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2588801/
Central Lake Armor Express Inc., Central Lake, Michigan, is awarded a $7,701,807 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity modification to previously-awarded contract N61331-20-D-0010 for Maritime Armor Systems to support the Antiterrorism Afloat Equipage Program. This modification will increase the contract value up to a maximum of $19,715,207. Work will be performed in Central Lake, Michigan, and is expected to be completed by May 2022. No funding will be obligated at time of award. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City, Panama City, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Loc Performance Products LLC,* Plymouth, Michigan, was awarded a $16,809,569 modification (P00016) to contract W15QKN-18-C-0073 for improved armored cab modification kits and spare parts kits for the M270A2 version of the Multiple Launch Rocket System. Work will be performed in Plymouth, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2023. Fiscal 2021 missile procurement, Army funds in the amount of $16,809,569 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

ERDC WERX Opportunities for Michigan Companies

The Michigan Defense Center and ERDCWERX Partnering to Provide More Opportunities for Michigan Companies for Military Engineering

This announcement is to alert you to an opportunity for prototyping and production of Military Engineering for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). The ERDC is currently accepting whitepapers from non-traditional defense contractors (NTDCs), traditional defense contractors and non-profit research institutions for prototype projects in seven focus areas. Selected concepts will be awarded contracts under Other Transaction Authority (OTA).

Focus areas include:

  • Protective Structures and Systems
  • Protection and Survivability
  • Geophysical Sensors and Data Fusion
  • Vulnerability Assessment, Detection and Analytics
  • Geoscience, Environmental, Geospatial and Material Modeling and Simulation
  • Enhance and Assess Mobility of Manned and Unmanned Systems
  • Engineering and Engineering Enabling Technologies
  • Global Access Engineering
  • Infrastructure Maintenance, Repair and Reconstruction Technologies
  • Engineering Analysis Tools and Decision Aid Prototype Software

Click here to see the focus areas and how to apply: https://www.michigandefensecenter.com/erdcwerx-military-engineering-opportunity/


The Michigan Defense Center and ERDCWERX Partnering to Provide More Opportunities for Michigan Companies

This announcement is to alert you to an opportunity for prototyping and production of Engineered Resilient Systems (ERS) for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). The ERDC is currently accepting whitepapers from non-traditional defense contractors (NTDCs), traditional defense contractors and non-profit research institutions for prototype projects in seven focus areas. Selected concepts will be awarded contracts under Other Transaction Authority (OTA).

Focus areas include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Enabled Advanced Manufacturing (AdM)
  • High Performance Data Analytics
  • System Engineering Techniques
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Enabled Development of Surrogate
  • Models and Data Analytics
  • Leveraging HPC capabilities for On-the-Edge Computing
  • Computational Material Testing and Validation

Click here to see the focus areas and how to apply: https://www.michigandefensecenter.com/erdcwerx_ers_opportunity/

April Bid Opportunities of the Month

Janitorial Services – Grand Haven, Michigan
Contract Opportunity Type: Solicitation (Updated)
Solicitation: W911XK21R0005
Description:
***** AMENDMENT POSTED March 23, 2021 ***** See Attachments/Links for additional details *****
Procurement of janitorial services for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Grand Haven Area Office in Grand Haven, Michigan, as described in attached solicitation in accordance with specified terms and conditions.
View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/9b38d6b2519c44629d35c56e657714b7/view

2.0 FTE Medical Technologists – Saginaw, Michigan
Contract Opportunity Type: Solicitation (Original)
Solicitation: 36C25021AP1983
Description:
Instruction to Offerors Guidance:
This Sources Sought notice is not a Request for Quote (RFQ)/Request for Proposal (RFP) and no solicitation is being issued at this time. This notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or to ultimately award a contract, nor does it restrict the government to a specific acquisition approach. Any information provided to the Government as a result of this sources sought notice is strictly voluntary. Responses will not be returned. No entitlement to payment or direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of contractor submission of responses or the Government’s use of such information.
This Sources Sought Notice is for planning purposes only and is intended to identify eligible contractors in any socioeconomic category who can support this requirement. An eligible contractor is a contractor who possesses the qualifications, capability, and relevant experience to meet/exceed the government’s Statement of Objectives for this requirement…
View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/5d113d51ac23419fb8a94da6d373b72b/view

CGC MACKINAW- FACILITY MAINTENANCE SERVICES – Cheboygan, Michigan
Contract Opportunity Type: Solicitation (Updated)
Solicitation: CGCMACKINAWFACILITY
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Defense Contracts Awarded to Michigan Companies – March 2021

March 2, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2521823/

Team LTG (LinTech Global Inc.),* Farmington Hills, Michigan (HHM402-21-D-0138) along with many other companies in the United States were awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts under the Solutions for Information Technology Enterprise (SITE III) contract vehicle with a combined ceiling value of $12,600,000,000.  This SITE III contract will address the evolving needs vital to the security of the U.S. and facilitates worldwide coverage for integrated information technology intelligence requirements and technical support services to the Defense Intelligence Agency and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.  Work will be performed at contractor facilities and at government facilities in multiple locations in the continental U.S. and overseas with an estimated completion date of March 1, 2031.  The SITE III contract has been awarded through competitive acquisition and 146 offers were received.  107 of the 144 awardees are small businesses.  All 144 contractors will compete for task orders of the following contract types: firm fixed-price, cost-plus incentive-fee, cost-plus award-fee, and time and materials or labor hour.  The Virginia Contracting Activity, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

March 16, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2539245/

Ricardo Defense Inc., Troy, Michigan, was awarded an $89,826,882 firm-fixed-price contract to procure anti-lock brake/electronic stability control retrofit kits for the High Mobility Multi-Purposed Wheeled Vehicle family of vehicles.  Bids were solicited via the internet with one received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 11, 2025.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-21-D-0008).

March 17, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2540819/

Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $28,764,014 modification (P00004) to previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price incentive (firm target) contract N00019-20-C-0030.  This modification adds scope to procure full rate production Lot 17 Block Five Tactical Tomahawk all-up round vertical launch system missiles and associated warranties for the Navy.  Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (41.6%); Pontiac, Michigan (11.4%); El Segundo, California (10.6%); Gainesville, Virginia (9.7%); Berryville, Arkansas (3.5%); Clearwater, Florida (3.3%); Middletown, Connecticut (3.2%); Glenrothes, Scotland (3.1%); Spanish Fork, Utah (3%); Midland, Ontario, Canada (2.4%); Vergennes, Vermont (1.7%); Camden, Arkansas (1.5% ); Anniston, Alabama (1.2%); and various locations within the continental U.S. (3.8%), and is expected to be completed in December 2023.  Fiscal 2021 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $28,764,014 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.

March 18, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2542529/

A&H – Ambica JV LLC,* Livonia, Michigan (W912HP-21-D-6000); Doyon Management Services LLC,* Lanham, Maryland (W912HP-21-D-6001); HHI Corp.,* Ogden, Utah (W912HP-21-D-6002); Midnight Sun – Centennial JV LLC,* Anchorage, Alaska (W912HP-21-D-6003); Roundhouse-MV JV,* Warner Robins, Georgia (W912HP-21-D-6004); SES Electrical LLC,* Oak Ridge, Tennessee (W912HP-21-D-6005); TEAM Construction LLC,* Jacksonville, North Carolina (W912HP-21-D-6006); Walga Ross Group 3 JV,* Joplin, Missouri (W912HP-21-D-6007); A&H – Ambica JV LLC,* Livonia, Michigan (W912HP-21-D-6008); Gideon Contracting LLC,* San Antonio, Texas (W912HP-21-D-6009); HHI Corp., Ogden, Utah,* (W912HP-21-D-6010); Iron Mike Construction LLC,* Centennial, Colorado (W912HP-21-D-6011); Midnight Sun – Centennial JV LLC,* Anchorage, Alaska (W912HP-21-D-6012); Roundhouse-MV JV, Warner Robins, Georgia (W912HP-21-D-6013); SES Electrical LLC,* Oak Ridge, Tennessee (W912HP-21-D-6014); Walga Ross Group 3 JV,* Joplin, Missouri (W912HP-21-D-6015); and Macro-Z-Technology Co.,* Santa Ana, California (W912HP-21-D-6016), will compete for each order of the $249,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for general repair and construction primarily at various defense distribution depots.  Bids were solicited via the internet with 33 received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 18, 2026.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

March 22, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2546009/

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $68,614,726 modification (P00132) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0067 for Abrams systems technical support. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of March 21, 2022. Fiscal 2021 Army procurement appropriation funds in the amount of $68,614,726 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

March 25, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2550918/

Peckham Vocational Industries,** Lansing, Michigan, has been awarded a maximum $10,868,946 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for mid-weight drawers. This is a one-year base contract with two one-year option periods. Location of performance is Michigan, with a March 23, 2022, ordering period end date. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2022 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-21-D-N143).

March 29, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2554351/

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois, was awarded a $36,854,192 firm-fixed-price contract for electro-hydraulic Types I and II tracked dozers, related hardware and ancillary services. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 28, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-21-D-0034).

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $9,592,666 modification (P00131) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0067 for Abrams Systems technical support. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2022. Fiscal 2019 and 2021 other procurement, Army funds; fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation, Army funds; and fiscal 2021 Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) funds in the amount of $9,592,666 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

March 30, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2555751/

Bell Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $292,647,481 modification (P00006) to contract W9124-P1-99-0001 for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction Phase 2. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; Owego, New York; Wichita, Kansas; Torrance, California; Jackson, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; Cary, North Carolina; Kirkland, Washington; Garden Grove, California; Tallassee, Alabama; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Lod, Israel; Papendrecht, Netherlands; and Ajax, Canada, with an estimated completion date of March 30, 2022. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test, and evaluation, Army funds in the amount of $19,496,334 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

March 31, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2557357/

FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems Inc., Chelmsford, Massachusetts, was awarded a $31,578,943 firm-fixed-price contract for the Man Transportable Robot System Increment II. Bids were solicited via the internet with five received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-21-F-0160).

MDC/UP SBDC Webinar Summary

Speak to the Experts: Where Do You Go to Find Government Contracts? March 3, 2021 | 9:00am-4:00pm

The Michigan Defense Center (MDC) and Upper Peninsula Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) hosted an all-day virtual conference to assist small and medium sized Michigan companies realize their potential!

This webinar was developed after the Michigan Defense Center held their Small and Minority-owned Business Leader Roundtable in September 2020. Participating partners at the Upper Peninsula SBDC reached out to the MDC about holding a webinar to educate Northern Michigan companies on the opportunities and benefits of defense contracting and how to get started.  Due to the virtual platforms offered these days, over 100 Michigan companies from around the state attended.

The event provided an overview of the organizations and resources available to help small businesses with government contracting, as well as teach successful strategies from the event’s Small Business Owner’s Panel made up of Michigan companies that currently hold defense contracts.

Information on advantages for 8A and disadvantaged or minority-owned companies were also discussed.

Thank you to Senator Gary Peters, Senate Armed Services Committee Member and Chairman DHS and Government Affairs for his opening remarks and to Congressman Jack Bergman, House Armed Services Committee for attending and addressing attendees.

A recording of the conference can be found here after March 4, 2020.

Michigan Defense Center – Introduction to Defense Contracting
Vicki Selva, Executive Director MDC 
The MDC is the state’s lead voice on Michigan’s Defense, Defense Aerospace and Homeland Security economy, and is a liaison between the state and defense interests in the government, industry, academia, and the defense community.
Vicki shared why Michigan businesses should get into defense contracting and the activities and resources the MDC offers to be successful in the defense supply chain.

SBDC: Importance of Operational and Financial Controls When Contracting with the Government
Laura Marohnic, Michigan SBDC and Lance Wolfe, Michigan SBDC
Laura and Lance set the expectations for referrals through the process. 

PTAC and SAM.gov (System for Award Management) Registration, Bid Match
Leanne Kachmarsky, Networks Northwest and Cathy Fairbanks, Networks Northwest
The mission of the statewide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) in Michigan is to achieve government contracting success for clients through the connection of educational resources, advanced-level counseling engagements, and network/resource introductions. The PTAC staff are subject-matter experts on procurement opportunities and contracting activities, providing the most current and relevant information available. The PTAC will provide insight into the research process and coach you in the use of the information obtained.  

Michigan Defense Center – Bid Targeting System (BTS), Proposal Writing Services (PWS) Grant Program and Michigan Defense CyberSmart: a cybersecurity compliance program
Dustin Frigy, Program Manager – Business Resources
Dustin explained how the Bid Targeting System (BTS) is an online database that is free to Michigan companies, and how it can be used to help identify suitable federal contracting opportunities, show what federal and state contracting officers consider a company’s strengths and weaknesses, and what a company can do to be more competitive. Dustin also discussed the PWS grant that the Michigan Defense Center offers to help offset the cost of engaging a pre-qualified bid-writing firm for a company’s proposal. 
New this month and exclusive to Michigan, Dustin announced the MDC’s Michigan Defense CyberSmart Cybersecurity Compliance Program and how it will benefit Michigan companies in the defense supply chain.

Contractor Panel
The contractor panel consisted of two current Michigan-owned businesses that are successfully doing business with the federal government: Northern Wings Repair, Newberry, MI and JetCo Solutions, Grand Rapids, MI.
The contractors were asked questions like, How did you get involved in federal contacting, and what was the process like for you to win your first federal contract? And, What other advice or best practices do you recommend for a company that wants to get into defense contracting?

Background on the contractor panelists:
Northern Wings Repair, Newberry, MI
Northern Wings began in 2001, with only two employees in a pole barn located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The company started as an FAA certificated Repair Station specializing in the repair and overhaul of aircraft brakes and landing gear components. After sustained growth, 2007 Northern Wings moved to a purpose built 13,000 square foot facility in 2007. Today, the company is an AS9100 certified aerospace manufacturer and stocking distributor providing materials and parts for commercial and military aircraft programs for customers including NASA, Boeing Aerospace, DLA, L-3 Technologies, Sierra Nevada Corporation, the U.S Park Service, the Department of Homeland Security and others. Northern Wings is a SDVOB Certified, HUBZone Certified, and Native American Owned company.

Jon Tellier, JetCo Solutions, Grand Rapids, MI
Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Jon Tellier is the President at JetCo Solutions. JetCo Solutions is a veteran-owned small business that helps clients sell to all levels of government, offering services that cover the entire government sales and marketing lifecycle, including business development, and proposal writing and management. Collectively, JetCo Solutions’ clients have received more than $4 billion in contract awards with 278 different local, state, and federal defense agencies. 98% of these wins are for small business clients.

Small Business, Big Threat…Cyber Security Awareness
Scott Tabor, Michigan SBDC
Scott stressed that even small businesses are at risk of cyberattacks. In fact, a small business is more vulnerable in many ways. His workshop was designed for small business owners with little to no technology background assumed.
His timely discussion included the most common areas for concern and action for small business owners:
• Cyber Security Best Practices
• Protecting Your Company Information
• What to do if your company has been breached
• Password Practices
• Physical Security
• Buying and Selling Online
• Physical Security
• Mobile Security

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) – Core Services with ITAR and Cyber Security Audit Tools for Government Contractors
Kristin Smith, MMTC Regional Director and Jeff Williams, MMTC Program Manager – Cyber Security
MMTC offers personalized consulting services that enable Michigan manufacturers to work smarter, compete and prosper. The center works to develop more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, assist with navigating through governmental regulations, promote company-wide operational excellence and fosters creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability.

SBA: Federal Certifications Focus: 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned
Tom Vargo, SBA Lead Business Opportunity Specialist
Tom discussed how more Michigan Small and Minority Businesses can reap the benefits of winning federal contracts.
“Government contracts are a tremendous financial opportunity for small businesses. The U.S. government is the largest customer in the world. It buys all types of products and services — in both large and small quantities — and it’s required by law to consider buying from small and minority businesses.”    –Small Business Association

WRAP-UP: WHY MICHIGAN BUSINESSES SHOULD GET INTO DEFENSE CONTRACTING:
-Diversify your portfolio to reduce risk and weather economic downturns
-Create opportunities for steady work and revenue
-Defense, defense aerospace and homeland security cross over into every industry
-Grow your business
-Fulfill DoD and DHS contract needs

The MDC would like to thank the Upper Peninsula SBDC and all of our partners for making this event successful! We would also like to thank the offices of U.S. Senator Gary Peters and U.S. Representative Jack Bergman for providing opening remarks for this event. We appreciate your continuous support!