The Department of Defense has recently announced several contract awards in support of Counterterrorism Biometrics services. American Systems Corp., Chantilly, Virginia; Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, Virginia; Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc., Columbia, Maryland; Ideal Innovations, Inc., Arlington, Virginia; Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia; and Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), cost-plus-fixed-fee, with provisions for firm-fixed-price task orders, performance based contract.
The contracts are for the procurement of biometric support services in the areas of research and development, investigation, analysis, test and evaluation procurement and reporting for counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and force protection technology needs, intelligence gathering technology, identity exploitation, and the overall development of multi-modal biometric technologies.
The cumulative, estimated value (ceiling) of the base year is $33,133,000. These contracts include options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value (ceiling) of these contracts to an estimated $99,400,000. This contract action merely establishes a potential ceiling value and does not obligate the Navy to fund to the ceiling.
Work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina, (50 percent); Washington, District of Columbia, (20 percent); and outside the continental U.S. (30 percent). Work is expected to be completed by May 2015. If all options are exercised, work could continue until May 2017.
This contract action establishes a potential ceiling value, in which funds are obligated on individual task orders for efforts that fall within the core competency areas. The multiple award contracts were competitively procured by full and open competition via the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center e-Commerce Central website and the Federal Business Opportunities website, with nine offers received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.