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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
Description:
SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT BY VIEWING FULL OPPORTUNITY View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/c1cc3ed9a65740e39a3ede914ce28b55/view

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!

March 2021 Bid Opportunities of the Month

Cheboygan Housing Main Space Laminate Wood Flooring Installation
Contract Opportunity Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Updated)
Solicitation: 21-21-301PCH045
Description:
THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR SERVICES PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN SUBPART 12.6 AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; PROPOSALS ARE BEING REQUESTED AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THE SOLICITATION NUMBER IS 2121301PCH045. THIS COMBINED SYNOPSIS CONSTITUTES A SOLICITATION AND INCORPORATES PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES IN EFFECT THROUGH FEDERAL ACQUISITION CIRCULAR 2007. THIS ACQUISITION IS SET ASIDE SMALL BUSINESS. THE NAICS IS 238330. THE SMALL BUSINESS SIZED STANDARD IS 500.  THE CONTRACT TYPE WILL BE A FIRM FIXED PRICE PURCHASE ORDER.THE EVALUATION STRATEGY IS LOWEST PRICE TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE.
View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/b6d1e89622bb4d1387ff97ed82c34eec/view

R699–COVID-19 Unarmed Security & Screening Services
Contract Opportunity Type: Pre-solicitation (Original)
Solicitation: 36C25021Q0373
Description:
THIS IS A PRE-SOLCITATION NOTICE: The Network 10 Contracting Office, PO Box 492, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48105, is soliciting and intends to award a firm fixed price contract for COVID 19 unarmed security screening services for the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI. NAICS Code 561320, size standard $30.0 million. This solicitation shall be conducted in accordance with FAR 13.5. All potential bidders MUST be registered and active in the System for Award Management site (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov. The solicitation will be issued electronically and will be available only via the Beta.SAM.gov website https://www.Beta.SAM.gov. No fax bid packages shall be accepted. Bid information will be available on the Beta.SAM.gov website on or about February 25, 2021. No phone, fax or email inquiries will be taken for this Pre-Solicitation Notice.
View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/709fbbb6dae7437db66adbca56c21d53/view

P404 Reserve Center and Vehicle Maintenance Facility at Battle Creek, MI
Contract Opportunity Type: Sources Sought (Original)
Solicitation: N4008521R2555
Description:
The proposed construction provides, but is not limited to, Constructs a lowrise 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.  Constructs a lowrise, Vehicle Maintenance Facility with concrete slab on grade and concrete block and steel frame with sloped standing seam metal roof. Building includes six vehicle bays, offices, classrooms, and welding shop.  Constructs a lowrise pre-engineered Organic Storage Shed with a concrete slab on grade and a sloped standing seam metal roof.
View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/22432e22114f49d7ae0ba69560ce9d6d/view

DoD Contracts Awarded in February to Michigan Companies

February 1, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2489417/
Stryker Corp., Portage, Michigan, has been awarded a maximum $89,644,767 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for cranial and maxillofacial procedural packages and ancillary items.  This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S .Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.  This is a one-year contract with four one-year option periods.  Location of performance is Michigan, with a Jan. 31, 2022, ordering period end date.  Using military services are Army, Navy 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 (SPE2DE-21-D-0011).

February 3, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2492400/
Dean Marine & Excavating Inc.,* Mount Clemens, Michigan (W911XK-21-D-0001); Geo. Gradel Co.,* Toledo, Ohio (W911XK-21-D-0002); Great Lakes Dock and Materials LLC,* Muskegon, Michigan (W911XK-21-D-0003); The King Co. Inc.,* Holland, Michigan (W911XK-21-D-0004); Luedtke Engineering Co.,* Frankfort, Michigan (W911XK-21-D-0005); MCM Marine Inc.,* Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (W911XK-21-D-0006); Morrish-Wallace Construction Inc., doing business as RYBA Marine Construction,* Cheboygan, Michigan (W911XK-21-D-0007); and Roen Salvage Co.,* Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (W911XK-21-D-0008), will compete for each order of the $130,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for dredging/construction services within the Great Lakes and Ohio River division.  Bids were solicited via the internet with nine received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 2, 2025.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

February 8, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2497472/
Raytheon Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney, Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is awarded a $49,195,531 fixed-price-incentive-firm-target modification (P00025) to a previously awarded contract (N0001918C1021). This contract provides for one conventional take-off and landing and two short take-off/vertical landing F135 engines to support F-35 Lightning II Block Four developmental testing program for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut (33%); Kent, Washington (15%); El Cajon, California (15%); Whitehall, Michigan (8%); West Palm Beach, Florida (6%); Dover, New Jersey (5%); East Lake, Ohio (3%); Rockford, Illinois (3%); Houston, Texas (3%); Portland, Oregon (3%); North Berwick, Maine (3%); and Milford, New Hampshire (3%), and is expected to be completed in January 2023. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $3,690,000; fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,500,000; and non-U.S. DOD participant funds in the amount of $1,083,021 will be obligated at the time of award, $6,190,000 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Feb. 5, 2021)

February 10, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2500379/
BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Sterling Heights, Michigan, is awarded an $183,840,645 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification to previously awarded contract M67854-16-0006 for Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs).  The total cumulative face value of the contract is $3,304,536,113.  This modification provides for the exercise of options for the procurement of 36 full rate production ACVs and associated production and fielding and support costs.  Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania (60%); Aiken, South Carolina (15%); San Jose, California (15%); Sterling Heights, Michigan (5%); and Stafford, Virginia (5%).  Work is expected to be completed in April 2023.  Fiscal 2021 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $183,840,645 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-16-C-0006).

February 12, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2503055/
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. Poway, California, was awarded a $9,037,064 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Longshot Phase One.  This contract provides for the research, development, and demonstration of the Longshot. Work will be performed in Poway, California (71%); Orlando Florida (14%); Buffalo, New York (7%); Kirkland, Washington (5%); and Pontiac, Michigan (3%), with an estimated completion date of February 2022.  Research and development funds in the amount of $2,141,687 are being obligated at the time of award.  This contract is a limited sources competitive acquisition in accordance with the original broad agency announcement, HR0011-20-S-0037.  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HR0011-21-C-0023).

February 16, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2504777/
General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $20,652,845 modification (P00127) 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 June 22, 2022.  Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (Kuwait) funds; fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Army) funds; and fiscal 2019, 2020 and 2021 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $20,652,845 were obligated at the time of the award.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

February 18, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2507866/
BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Sterling Heights, Michigan, is awarded a $9,571,279 fixed-price-incentive (firm target) modification to previously awarded contract M67854-16-0006 for amphibious combat vehicles (ACV).  The total cumulative face value of the contract is $3,313,454,961.  This modification provides for integration of ACV engineering change proposal for air cooling provisions in 72 full-rate production Lots 1A and 1B ACV personnel variants, ACV command and control variant engineering support in production, non-recurring engineering changes, production costs and fielding and support costs.  Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania (60%); Aiken, South Carolina (15%); San Jose, California (15%); Sterling Heights, Michigan (5%); and Stafford, Virginia (5%).  Work is expected to be completed in January 2023.  Fiscal 2021 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $8,834,159; fiscal 2019 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $651,756; and fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $85,364, will be obligated at the time of award.  Total funding in the amount of $737,120 ($651,756 fiscal 2019 procurement; and $85,364 fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation) will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-16-C-0006).

February 19, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2509592/
General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $25,481,004 modification (P00023) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0188 to incorporate the Abrams Platform Embedded Training System Gate-To-Live-Fire capabilities and fault insertion language into the current Abrams System Enhancement Package Version 4 program, as well as additional cyber security capabilities and replacement of the Loader’s Portable Multifunction Display with the Mounted Family of Computing Systems tablet.  Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2023.  Fiscal 2020 and 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $25,481,004 were obligated at the time of the award.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

February 22, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2511328/
General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $16,582,968 modification (P00128) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0067 for engineering efforts to develop a conversion approach for one M1A2S tank and one M1A2K tank provided by the government to be converted into two M1A2T tanks.  Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022.  Fiscal 2020 Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $16,582,968 were obligated at the time of the award.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

February 25, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2516375/
BPPNA GOT/IST, Chicago, Illinois (SPE602-21-D-0475, $223,310,230); Petromax Refining Co.,* Houston, Texas (SPE602-21-D-0474, $211,806,891); ExxonMobil Corp., Spring, Texas (SPE602-21-D-0472, $114,876,540); Valero Marketing & Supply Co., San Antonio, Texas (SPE602-21-D-0473, $95,190,177); Phillips 66 Co., Houston, Texas (SPE602-21-D-0463, $71,492,582); Placid Refining Co. LP,* Port Allen, Louisiana (SPE602-21-D-0468, $60,344,016); Calumet Shreveport Fuels LLC,* Indianapolis, Indiana (SPE602-21-D-0470, $30,297,760); Wynnewood Energy Co. LLC, Sugar Land, Texas (SPE602-21-D-0462, $29,720,458); Alon USA LP, Dallas, Texas (SPE602-21-D-0459, $27,802,354); Husky Marketing & Supply Co., Dublin, Ohio (SPE602-21-D-0465, $26,701,080); Hunt Refining Co., Tuscaloosa, Alabama (SPE602-21-D-0466, $25,394,700); BP Products North America Inc., Chicago, Illinois (SPE602-21-D-0476, $13,729,650); Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co. LLC, San Antonio, Texas (SPE602-21-D-0471, $11,648,060); Hermes Consolidated LLC, doing business as Wyoming Refining Co., Rapid City, South Dakota (SPE602-21-D-0464, $11,374,500); Epic Aviation LLC, Salem, Oregon (SPE602-21-D-0469, $10,324,202); Marathon Petroleum Co. LP, Findlay, Ohio (SPE602-21-D-0460, $8,926,717); and Lazarus Energy Holdings LLC,* Houston, Texas (SPE602-21-D-0467, $8,239,759), have each been awarded a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract under solicitation SPE602-20-R-0714 for various types of fuel.  These were competitive acquisitions with 28 responses received.  These are one-year contracts with a 30-day carryover.  Locations of performance are Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming, with an April 30, 2022, performance completion date.  Using customer is Defense Logistics Agency Energy.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2022 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

February 26, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2518088/
Austal USA, Mobile, Alabama, is awarded a $235,000,000 fixed-priced-incentive firm-target undefinitized contract modification to previously awarded contract N00024-19-C-2227 for the detail design and construction of Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 15.  Work performed is for the detail design and construction of EPF 15.  The EPF class provides high speed, shallow draft transportation capability to support the intra-theater maneuver of personnel, supplies and equipment for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Army.  Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama (63%); Fairfax, Virginia (10%); Novi, Michigan (10%); Houston, Texas (3%); Slidell, Louisiana (2%); Franklin, Massachusetts (2%); Rhinelander, Wisconsin (2%); Chesapeake, Virginia (1%); with other efforts performed at various locations throughout the U.S. (4%); and various locations outside the U.S. (3%).  Work is expected to complete by March 2024.  Fiscal 2021 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $60,000,000 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Protect & Grow Community Discussion January Summary

Introducing U.S. Army TACOM Commanding General Brig. Gen. Darren L. Werner
Brig. Gen. Darren L. Werner’s Bio    

Watch The Full Event Recording Here

The Michigan Defense Center would like to thank everyone who participated in the state’s strategic program, Protect & Grow Community Discussion.  Big thanks to Karen at Systems X for providing the event platform and running a smooth event –yet again!

One of the meeting highlights was U.S. Army TACOM Commanding General Brig. Gen. Darren L. Werner’s talk and Q&A.  He went into detail on his role at TACOM and how it is the center piece of Michigan’s Defense Industry and explained how his team creates synergy for the four-Star Level commands located at the Detroit Arsenal.  We are grateful for his support and collaboration in moving Michigan’s defense eco-system forward. 

Pestilence, insurgencies and floods, the Michigan National Guard is on the job! Thanks to TAG Rogers for sharing his updates with the community.  His updates included information on the Winter Strike exercise that took place, the current status of the FMS F-35 Training Mission application, Mobility Guardian exercise that will take place between now and May and competing for the FMS M1 Abrams Tank Training Mission.

Josh Hundt, MEDC Executive Vice President, shared the state’s continued commitment to our defense missions, industry, and economic opportunities and the MEDC’s support of the Michigan Defense Center’s efforts to protect and grow this sector.

If you missed the Protect & Grow Community Discussion or would like to share the information with colleagues, here is the link to the event recording. Watch the full Protect & Grow Community Discussion HERE.

The next Protect & Grow Community Discussion will take place at the Michigan Defense Expo on May 26th, 2021.  For more details about this event, visit www.MDEX-NDIA.com.


As we partner with Michigan businesses small and large alike, we want you to know that we appreciate the time and focus you put into the work that you do and we are here to support you.  If you need support to get your business into the defense industry, please view our Online Resource Guide that lays out the steps to get you started.  In addition to the Resource Guide, we encourage you to register your business on the Bid Targeting System (BTS).  BTS was developed by MDC exclusively for Michigan companies to provide business intelligence support that help companies better assess which contracting opportunities to pursue, as well as keep track of the status of current and past bids. 

If you have any questions for the MDC team, please email us at info@michigandefensecenter.org

February 2021 Bid Opportunities of the Month

Wheel & Tire Assembly
Contract Opportunity Type: Solicitation (Updated)
Solicitation: SPRDL121R0029
Description:
THE COMPETITION FOR THIS PROCUREMENT IS FULL AND OPEN; OFFERS MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT TECHNICAL DATA PACKAGE.
THIS IS FOR A 3-YEAR CONTRACT.
NOUN:  Wheel and Tire Assembly
NSN:  2530-01-506-6873
Part #: 12500815
CAGE: 19207
MIN 3-YEAR QTY:  96 AY
MAX 3-YEAR QTY:  1,728 AY
FOB:  Destination
PACKAGING:  Military B
CLOSE DATE IS 15 FEB 2021, 11:59pm Eastern. The solicitation contains Narrative L.7, Reverse Auction that allows for the use of a 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/f02957af7d5d43c0a3500d81c8b63b8a/view

Landscaping Services, Grand Haven, Michigan
Contract Opportunity Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Updated)
Solicitation: W911XK20Q0012
Description:
This requirement is being solicited as a total small business set-aside.  The NAICS Code assigned to this requirement is 561730–Landscaping Services, which has a small business size standard of $8 Million in average annual receipts.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is seeking to establish a contract with the purpose of procuring services to perform lawn and landscape maintenance at the USACE Grand Haven Area Office located in Grand Haven, Michigan.  This requirement is anticipated to result in one (1) firm fixed price contract with one (1) base year and four (4) option years, for a total of five (5) years.
View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/1e57d4f6a64b472d9e7cb83ffbd114eb/view

Antenna Base Support
Contract Opportunity Type: Solicitation (Updated)
Solicitation: W56HZV-20-Q-0094
Description:
Noun: Base Antenna Support; NSN: 5985-01-671-3857; P/N: EF-4957-003-2; Cage Code: 19207; Qty: 67 Each; Option: 100% = 67 Each. F.O.B: Destination: Packaging: I.A.W. Military/B;  POC  for this Action is Rising Oris @ (586) 282-3549 or rising.m.oris.civ@mail.mil
View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/ad99f43f61cc42cf953311c848c11051/view

DoD Contracts Awarded in January to Michigan Companies

January 22, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2480599/  
General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $21,428,678 modification (P00123) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0067 to exercise options hours for Abrams Systems technical support.  Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022.  Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales funds; 2021 operation and maintenance (Army) funds; and 2021 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $21,428,678, were obligated at the time of the award.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

January 27, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2484774/  
American Airlines, Fort Worth, Texas (HTC711-18-D-C003); Air Transportation International, Irving, Texas (HTC711-18-D-C004); Atlas Air, Purchase, New York (HTC711-18-D-C005); Delta Air Lines Inc., Atlanta, Georgia (HTC711-18-D-C006); FedEx, Washington, D.C. (HTC711-18-D-C007); Hawaiian Airlines Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii (HTC711-18-D-C008); National Air Cargo Inc., Orlando, Florida (HTC711-18-D-C011); Polar Air Cargo Worldwide Inc., Purchase, New York (HTC711-18-D-C012); United Parcel Service Co., Louisville, Kentucky (HTC711-18-D-C013); USA Jet Airlines, Belleville, Michigan (HTC711-18-D-C014); and Western Global Airlines, Estero, Florida (HTC711-18-D-C015), have been awarded Option Year 3 modifications (P00008) under Category A (CAT A) III, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price contracts. The companies are eligible to compete at the task order level for an option year estimated amount of $34,732,959.  The program’s cumulative value increased from $124,325,701, to $159,058,660 (estimated).  This modification provides international commercial scheduled air cargo transportation services.  Services encompass time-definite, door-to-door pick-up and delivery, transportation, in-transit visibility, government-approved third party payment system participation, and expedited customs processing and clearance of less than full planeloads for the movement of regular and recurring hazardous, refrigerated/cold chain (perishable), life and death, narcotics, and other regular recurring cargo shipments.  Work will be performed world-wide. Option Year 3 period of performance is Feb. 1, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022.  U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity. 

January 28, 2021 https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2486177/  
BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Sterling Heights, Michigan, is awarded a $77,475,197 five-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for interim contractor support for Amphibious Combat Vehicle replacement parts, support and test equipment and the repair of repairables/repairable parts.  Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania (70%); Aiken, South Carolina (20%); Sterling Heights, Michigan (5%); and Stafford, Virginia (5%), and is expected to be completed in January 2026.  No funds will be obligated at time of award.  Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued.  This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1(a)(ii).  The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-21-D-0001).

January 2021 Bid Opportunities of the Month

CORROSION AND COATINGS LAB TESTING 
Notice ID: W56HZV-21-R-3535_CorrosionLabTesting 
SOURCES SOUGHT 
Description: The purpose of this market survey questionnaire is to provide information to the U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) regarding testing facilities within Michigan, and states adjacent to Michigan, that are capable of supporting GVSC Corrosion and Coatings Laboratory Testing requirements. Please limit responses to labs located in Michigan, Ohio, or Indiana. 

View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/46371038fadc4259b5b2491130961a78/view  

IDIQ ARCHITECT ENGINEERING 
Notice ID: 36C25221Q0294 
SOURCES SOUGHT 
Description: Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Architect-Engineering (A/E) Design Synopsis This is a SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS, seeking response from Small Business concerns only. This announcement seeks information from the industry, which will be sed for preliminary planning purposes. No proposals are being requested or accepted with his synopsis. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS AND NO CONTRACT SHALL BE AWARDED FROM THIS SYNOPSIS… 

View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/dc3db3d15ff64992b4aa1d9d7071d8db/view  

RESIDENTIAL REENTRY CENTER SERVICES 
Notice ID: 15BRRC21R00000337 
PRESOLICITATION 
Description: The Federal Bureau of Prisons is seeking concerns having the ability for providing Residential Reentry Center (RRC) services (in-house RRC beds) for female Federal offenders and Home Confinement services (home confinement placements) for both male and female Federal offenders held under the authority of United States Statutes in Michigan. Residential Reentry Center Services located within the limits of Detroit City, Wayne County, Michigan, and Home Confinement services within 150 miles radius of the facility… 

View full opportunity here: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/4105055d97d2433997ab7c233ac57293/view  

Protect & Grow Community Discussion

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021
10am-12pm

Introducing the Commanding General at the U.S. Army TACOM

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(registrants will receive an event calendar email with meeting link and full agenda by Jan. 24)

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. 
 
You gave us your input and made the strategic plan the best plan possible. It is now time for us to gather to share with our government, academic and industry partners an update on Michigan’s strategies and successes! 

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