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Defense Contracts Awarded to Michigan Companies June 2021

June 8, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2650662/
MVL-Percassi-Gemmo JV LLC,* Lansing, Michigan, is awarded an $81,489,561, firm-fixed-price contract for construction of family housing in Vicenza, Italy. The work to be performed provides for the construction of junior enlisted and senior officer family dwellings to include parking, utilities, street improvements and demolition of existing facilities. Work will be performed in Vicenza, Italy, and is expected to be completed by August 2023. Fiscal 2019 military construction (Army) contract funds in the amount of $81,489,561 are obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the beta.sam.gov website with five proposals received. Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N62470-21-C-0003).

June 17, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2662720/
The King Co. Inc.,* Holland, Michigan, was awarded a $25,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for hydraulic dredging.  Bids were solicited via the internet with three received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2025.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W912EK-21-D-0007).

June 23, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2669117/
Amentum Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland (FA8210-21-D-0002); Applied Research Associates Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico (FA8210-21-D-0003); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (FA8210-21-D-0004); Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colorado (FA8210-21-D-0005); Dynetics Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (FA8210-21-D-0006); EWA Government Systems Inc., Herndon, Virginia (FA8210-21-D-0007); Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia (FA8210-21-D-0008); IERUS Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (FA8210-21-D-0009); KIHOMAC Inc., Reston, Virginia (FA8210-21-D-0010); DRS Training & Control Systems LLC, Fort Walton Beach, Florida (FA8210-21-D-0011); Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas (FA8210-21-D-0012); Amherst Systems Inc., Buffalo, New York (FA8210-21-D-0013); Radiance Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (FA8210-21-D-0014); Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Massachusetts (FA8210-21-D-0015); Saab Inc., Syracuse, New York (FA8210-21-D-0016); Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia (FA8210-21-D-0017); Signature Research Inc., Calumet, Michigan (FA8210-21-D-0018); SRC Inc., Syracuse, New York (FA8210-21-D-0019); Technology Service Corp., Arlington, Virginia (FA8210-21-D-0020); and Viasat Inc., Tempe, Arizona (FA8210-21-D-0021), have been awarded a not-to-exceed $950,000,000 multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for support of Range Threat Systems Branch, including Advanced Radar Threat Systems, Joint Treat Emitter and Branch Modernization programs.  This entails threat radar systems, along with supporting tools and infrastructure to the Air Force combat training ranges.  Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and/or at the contractor’s facility, depending on the individual task order, and is expected to be completed June 22, 2027.  This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 20 offers received.  Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluations funds in the amount of $5,000 are being awarded to each contractor at the time of award.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

June 24, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2670768/
Tactical Air Support Inc., Reno, Nevada, is awarded a $14,800,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  This contract provides for the procurement of six block upgrade system kits, consisting of four F-5N+ kits and two F-5F+ kits, in support of the F-5N+/F+ avionics reconfiguration and tactical enhancement/modernization for inventory standardization program.  Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida (28%); Olathe, Kansas (15%); Carlsbad, California (11%); Clarksburg, Maryland (10%); Grand Rapids, Michigan (7%); Woodland Hills, California (6%); Franklin, North Carolina (6%); Salt Lake City, Utah (4%); Minneapolis, Minnesota (3%); Warner Robbins, Georgia (2%); Camarillo, California (2%); Jupiter, Florida (2%); Avenel, New Jersey (1%); Fairborn, Ohio (1%); Deerfield, Illinois (1%); and Auburn, Alabama (1%), and is expected to be completed in August 2022.  Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $14,800,000 will be 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 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.  The Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00421-21-C-0037).

June 25, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2672658/
Peckham Vocational Industries Inc., Lansing, Michigan, was awarded a $109,088,195 hybrid (cost-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price) contract for organizational clothing and individual equipment repair, cleaning, warehousing and distribution.  Bids were solicited via the internet with one bid received.  Work will be performed in Lansing, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of June 25, 2025.  Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $26,908,212 were obligated at the time of the award.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-21-C-0118).

June 30, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2678227/
Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded a $152,662,199 modification (P00126) to contract W56HZV-20-C-0050 to support the fielding of trucks, packaged and installed kits, and trailers. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2022. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 Navy procurement; 2021 Air Force procurement; 2019, 2020 and 2021 other procurement, Army; 2021 Marine Corps procurement; and 2021 Foreign Military Sales (Lithuania, Macedonia, Slovenia and Romania) funds in the amount of $152,662,199 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

July 2021 Bid Opportunities of the Month

Opportunity for Moving and Related Services

NAICS Code: 484210 – Used Household and Office Goods Moving
Notice: EQ5PSSEC-21-0012
Contract Opportunity Type: Pre-solicitation (Original)
GSA Region 5: Great Lakes Region – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
Description
The General Services Administration, Great Lakes Region, Acquisition Management Division is issuing this synopsis for “Moving and Related Services”.
This project shall consist of providing all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, tools and equipment to perform to moving and related services as described herein. Services are for the base period which is for an initial one-year period, with 4 one year options. Work under this contract is expected to commence on or about February 1, 2022.
Read More: View the full opportunity HERE: https://sam.gov/opp/a3f9efaa8fa3423788633a047883bea0/view

DoD Opportunity for Michigan EV Technology Companies
Deadline to submit: Friday, July 9th

The Michigan Defense Center would like to alert you to an opportunity to participate in a DoD-sponsored study regarding the availability and technical maturity of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Hybrid Electric and All Electric technologies for medium duty and heavy-duty vehicles. Participation includes a survey and/or interview by a DoD-contracted consultant for non-proprietary information.

The U.S. Army will use the information from the study to determine the operational and maintenance benefits associated with electric propulsion and energy storage systems for tracked combat vehicle platforms in the 40–60 ton weight range. Specifically, the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Function Team (NGCV CFT) and the Product Manager for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle Product Manager (PdM OMFV), headquartered at the Detroit Arsenal, will be the primary customers for this study. This study will also be a road map for the commercial industry to determine how best to move Hybrid Electric and All Electric vehicle design solutions into the medium and heavy equipment sectors.

Benefits to Michigan companies that participate in this study:
– Inclusion of company name and technology offerings in the final report
– Receipt of the study results
– Wide exposure to combat capability developers and acquisition communities through a formal government research document
Click Here to Register to participate in the study!

ERDCWERX – Seeking New & Improved Levee Monitoring Solutions
Submission Deadline: 22 July 2021 3:00 PM CST

ERDCWERX seeks to identify and understand the latest technology that could be useful in assessing levee conditions. Interested parties are invited to submit a brief white paper to introduce solutions to our government partner, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).

The ERDC project team will identify those that qualify to participate in a virtual pitch. Following the pitch sessions, the three (3) solutions that best meet ERDC project objectives will each be awarded a $10,000 cash prize by ERDCWERX.

All interested parties are invited to submit. This could include representatives of industry and academia as well as individual innovators.

Please feel free to share this with others who may benefit from the opportunity.
Register now to access details on this opportunity: https://www.michigandefensecenter.com/erdc-werx/

Find Federal Contracts with the NEW BTS Opportunities Wizard

www.BidTarget.org

The Bid Targeting System (BTS) is a free online tool for Michigan businesses. It is designed to automatically identify the best federal contract opportunities for your company.

To offer more flexible options for users, the Michigan Defense Center recently launched the BTS “Opportunities Wizard”, a new feature that walks you through a step-by-step tutorial to search for different government contract and grant opportunities.

Get Started by following this Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Try the Opportunities Wizard by logging into BTS and clicking on the “Search Bids” link at the top-left of the page, and then the “Opportunities Wizard” button.

This will allow you to start your search with “New Filters”.

Step 1

WHAT TYPE OF PRODUCT OR SERVICE DO YOU WATN TO SELL?
Here you can add your firm’s NAICS Codes.

Step 2

WHAT TYPE OF OPPORTUNITIES WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND?
– Federal Contract Opportunities
– Federal Grants
– Private Company Sub-Contracting Opportunities

Step 3

WHAT FEDERAL AGENCIES DO YOU WANT TO WORK FOR?
– Any federal agency
– Defense agencies only
– Non-defense agencies only
(Or there is the option to “Type some agency names and click the desired agency”)

Step 4

DO YOU HAVE PREFERENCE FOR ANY SPECIFIC SET-ASIDES?
– No preference, show opportunities for ANY set-aside
-Small Business
– 8(a)
– HUBZone
– Woman-Owned Small Business
– Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business
– Service Disabled Veteran Owned
– Veteran Owned
– Native American Owned

Step 5

DO YOU PREFER THE PLACE OF PERFORMANCE IN MICHIGAN ONLY?
– Anywhere
– Michigan Only

Step 6

DO YOU WANT TO BE EMAILED WHEN NEW OPPORTUNITIES ARE MATCHED?
– Yes, save the filter and receive notification
– No

Step 7

RESULTS/REPORT
Opportunities

– Full List
– Top 10 by Opportunity Score
Format of Report
– Standard List (recommended- the option to export the CSV list is available here as well)
– Extract CSV

Final Step is to click “View Now” to see your opportunities!

www.BidTarget.org

Email info@bidtarget.org for more information. Start looking today for the contracts you want to win tomorrow!

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

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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/