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CelebratingOur Dreams Key Houston/Missouri City Leaders in Business, Politics, & Education highlighted in this edition (back-row from left) Businessman - (Craig Joseph), FBISD Superintendent - (Dr. Charles Dupre), TSU’s EMPA Program Director (Dr. Michael O. Adams), Judge Loyd Wright, (front-row) Businessman - (Bill Frazer), City of Houston Controller - (Ronald C. Green), Mayor of Missouri City - (Allen Owen), Judge Christine Riddle Butts, President of the FBISD Board of Trustees - (Grayle James), and Educator/Attorney - (Carroll G. Robinson), more inside...


CelebratingOur TSU eMPA & MPA Director Dr. Michael Adams

Businessman Bill Frazer

Businessman Craig Joseph

FBISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre

Mayor of Missouri City Allen Owen

City of Houston Controller Ronald C. Green

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Dreams Harris County Probate Judge Loyd Wright

Harris County Probate Judge Christine Riddle Butts

HCC Trustee Carroll G. Robinson

FBISD Trustee Grayle James

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MAYOR ALLEN OWEN is Missouri City's 10th mayor since the city's incorporation in 1956. He’s faithfully served as Missouri City’s mayor since first being elected to represent “The Show Me City” back in 1994.

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CITY OF HOUSTON CONTROLLER RONALD C. GREEN was elected as the first African American City of Houston Controller on December 12, 2009. BUSINESSMAN CRAIG JOSEPH is a well-known successful entrepreneur who owns one of the oldest familyowned restaurants in the Houston area. FBISD SUPERINTENDENT DR. CHARLES DUPRE is the first African American to serve as the superintendent for the FBISD School District. JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT currently serves as the Probate Judge for District Court #1 in Harris County. JUDGE CHRISTINE RIDDLE BUTTS currently serves as the Probate Judge for District Court #4 in Harris County. BUSINESSMAN BILL FRAZER plans to put his vast experience to work for the people of Houston should voters choose to elect him on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. FBISD PRESIDENT GRAYLE JAMES currently serves as the President of the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees.

EDUCATOR AND ATTORNEY CARROLL G. ROBINSON plans to put his vast experience to work for the people of Houston should voters choose to elect him on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.

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EDUCATOR MICHAEL O. ADAMS, Ph.D., is the Interim Chair of the Department of Political Science, Director of the Master of Public Administration and Founding Director of the Online Executive Master of Public Administration programs at Texas Southern University.

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Year-End Wrap By Robert Stanton FOR HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE READERS Sooner or later, it was bound to come to a boil. On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an African American teen, was gunned down by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Mo. police officer, during a confrontation. Brown, 18, was a suspect in a strong arm robbery committed minutes before the fatal shooting. Tensions flared after a grand jury reviewed evidence over a period of several months and decided not to indict Wilson on any criminal charges in the case. It was the final straw for Ferguson’s majority-black community, weary from longstanding racial tensions and police harassment at the hands of the majority white city government and police. In the days to follow, what began as peaceful protests turned violent.

Democrat Robert P. McCulloch, the prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri since 1991 was unable to get a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.

Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.


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WITH THE MAYOR OF MISSOURI CITY

MAYOR ALLEN OWEN AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What was life like for you as a child growing up? MAYOR ALLEN OWEN: My mother was an Elementary Teacher and my dad owned an Insurance Company. I was the middle child with an older and younger sister. I grew up in East Texas and graduated from college at Stephen F. Austin State University. I played sports like most kids and even played minor league baseball during my college days. I knew I would not be a big leaguer so I decided to coach and got my coaching/teaching certificate. During that time I began working in a bank and decided that I would like to do that instead. Job was much more secure and you didn't have to have a winning season to keep your job. I had just married and wanted a better future for us. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What did you dream of becoming as you were a child growing up? MAYOR ALLEN OWEN: I really wanted to be a doctor as a child but science courses in college changed my mind. They were too much of a struggle. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Did you achieve your childhood dream, or did it evolve into something different? MAYOR ALLEN OWEN: I did play minor league baseball and that was not necessarily a dream, but something I enjoyed doing. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your mission in life? MAYOR ALLEN OWEN: My mission was just to be successful in whatever I did with my life. I have always said that I thought God put me on this earth to serve others and I have strived to do that in the best way I could. Not only as Mayor but through the many non-profit organizations I serve on. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Do you have a recent accomplishment you would like to share? MAYOR ALLEN OWEN: I have always said that I hope to be remembered after leaving office for helping guide the City in the development of it being one of the best in the USA to call home. This has

been done through the development of Sienna Plantation, Riverstone, Lake Colony, Colony Lakes, Brightwater, Lake Olympia, and the acquisition of Quail Valley Country Club and the preservation of the 400 acres of parkland. Being named one of the safest cities in the USA is another accomplishment I am proud of for our City. I did none of this alone. It took a good Council and dedicated staff to accomplish it all. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your outlook for 2015? MAYOR ALLEN OWEN: I see a very bright future for our City. Increased property values give our citizens equity in their largest investment-their homes. I see continued growth in our commercial and industrial segments. Placing more value on the ground and creating more jobs for our community means that we can continue to look at ways of taking the tax burden off of the roof tops and placing it on sales and commercial property taxes. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What advice would you give to someone out there striving to achieve their dream? MAYOR ALLEN OWEN: Never give up trying.

ON THE COVER MAYOR ALLEN OWEN – Mayor Allen Owen is Missouri City's 10th mayor since the city's incorporation in 1956. He’s faithfully served as Missouri City’s mayor since 1994. He has a long-standing documented track record of placing the citizens of Missouri City first. His track record and dedication was part of the reason Missouri City was honored as one of the top 10 safest cities in Texas by real estate website Movoto back in August of 2014. Movoto combined crime data from the top 100 most populous municipalities in Texas, and used the FBI’s 2012 Uniform Crime Report to determine that Missouri City is the sixth safest city in Texas. 24/7 Wall St., a webbased corporation designed to report financial news and opinions, also recently ranked Missouri City 16th on their list of the top 50 places to live in the United States. HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE

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Eric Garner, died on July 17 when police in Staten Island, NY, placed him in a chokehold. SWAT officers and the National Guard were called out, but it was too late to quell the protests that began to spread nationwide. From coast to coast, African Americans, young and old, have joined hands to put a halt to the police shootings and abuse of minority citizens. People like Eric Garner, who died on July 17 when police in Staten Island, NY, placed him in a chokehold. Garner’s last words to police – “I can’t breathe” – has become a rallying call of protests that continue today, with thousands of demonstrators taking to the streets in Washington, New York, Boston and around the world. A ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings shows that young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts – 21 times greater. According to ProPublica online, the 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured in the federal data show that blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of police.

Sports stars: Trials and tribulations They excelled on the football field, but the missteps of two NFL players in their off-time put them once again in the spotlight – and it wasn’t the kind of publicity they wanted. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

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INTERVIEW

WITH CITY OF HOUSTON CONTROLLER

RONALD C. GREEN AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What was life like for you as a child growing up? CONTROLLER GREEN: I was fortunate to have loving parents and grandparents who encouraged my inquisitiveness and school interests. Even as a youngster, I had a strong sense of community, in my case Houston’s Third Ward—where I still live. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What did you dream of becoming as you were a child growing up? CONTROLLER GREEN: I always knew I wanted to be a part of my community and be of help to others; that came from my parents I think. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Did you achieve your childhood dream, or did it evolve into something different? CONTROLLER GREEN: Early on, I thought I wanted to be a doctor, and so I attended Debakey High School for Health Professions. When I was attending the University of Houston, I became interested in social issues and the sense of serving the community became even stronger. After I received my BS degree from the UH School of Social Science, I attended the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, and then while I served on Houston City Council, I went back to UH and obtained my MBA. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your mission in life? CONTROLLER GREEN: I do not have a single “mission in life.” Rather, I have a mission to serve my city—and to elucidate the complexities of municipal finance to the public; a mission to serve and mentor young people; a mission to especially encourage and empower young AfricanAmericans as they begin their careers; a mission to collaboratively work with other municipalities in our country to address the large challenges cities face—and my position on the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities has given me that opportunity. Finally, of course, I have the all-important mission of being an encouraging and loving father to Christopher, as my parents were to me.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Do you have a recent accomplishment you would like to share? CONTROLLER GREEN: I am especially proud that as Controller I have been involved in the aggressive re-financing of the City’ municipal bonds; our office has seen successful bond transactions that will save the city well over $450 million this next decade, money that will fund services for our citizens. I am also proud that the Controller’s Office has a heightened level of transparency and that more people are aware of what exactly this office accomplishes. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your outlook for 2015? CONTROLLER GREEN: My outlook for 2015 is very optimistic. Houston is doing well, post-recession. The City’s two main sources of revenue—property and sales taxes—have rebounded significantly from their lows during the recession, and that translates into City services such a libraries and parks and health clinics that benefit citizens across the city. There is an infectious civic pride in Houston—and, I think, the notion that we are all better off when there is a lessening of any “prosperity divide” among our citizens. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What advice would you give to someone out there striving to achieve their dream? CONTROLLER GREEN: Dreams need a plan. Most dreams that are realized have a lot of hard work and commitment behind them. Most dreams are team efforts really, and include parents and teachers and supportive friends. I do think it is important to choose your friends wisely and to play within the rules. I also think it’s important to not jeopardize your dreams by doing something stupid on Facebook or YouTube!!

ON THE COVER CITY OF HOUSTON CONTROLLER RONALD C. GREEN – Ronald C. Green was elected as the first African American Houston City Controller on December 12, 2009. HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE

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Ray Rice was suspended for the remainder of the season without pay in November, stemming from his injury to a child indictment two months earlier. Peterson was accused of using a wooden switch to beat his 4-year-old son – the same type of punishment, he later said, that he received at the hands of his own father. The explanation didn’t fly for NFL Commissioner Roger Godell, who explained his decision in a letter to Peterson. "First, the injury was inflicted on a child who was only four years old," Godell wrote. "The difference in size and strength between you and the child is significant, and your actions clearly caused physical injury to the child.” The beating, Goodell penned, caused emotional and psychological trauma to the boy. And in February, an elevator surveillance camera caught Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice as he assaulted his then-girlfriend Janay Palmer (now his wife, Janay Rice) at an Atlantic City casino. The blow knocked her off her feet and she hit her head on the elevator railing, leaving her unconscious. Rice tried to drag her out of the elevator, but dropped her when she was only part of the way out, leaving her legs blocking the elevator doors. The NFL initially suspended Rice for two games and fined him his salary from a third game. But after a second video became public in September, the NFL suspended him indefinitely. He appealed the suspension, and an arbitrator granted the appeal, paving the way for Rice to return to the NFL.

From the pudding to a jam

Bill Cosby

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For decades, we welcomed comedian, actor and author Bill Cosby into our living rooms to entertain us on shows that included I Spy in the ‘60s, the Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids in the ‘70s and The Cosby Show, which ran from 1984-92. Cosby’s house of cards began to crumble in October, when comedian Hannibal Buress joked on The Howard Stern Show about the sexual assault charges leveled against “The Coz” by at least 13 women. The assaults allegedly began in the 1970s and spanned decades. In short order, NBC cancelled Cosby’s new show that was to air in 2015, and TV Land pulled its reruns of The Cosby Show from its schedule. Netflex also flexed its muscles, postponing a stand-up comedy special featuring The Coz. Like clockwork, alleged victims of Cosby are stepping into the national spotlight to tell their stories of being drugged and sexually assaulted. Cosby has denied the charges. In 2005, prosecutors looking into allegations of sexual assault concluded that they did not have sufficient evidence to convict him, beyond a reasonable doubt, at trial. Cosby dodged the bullet, but not the drama that has followed. In mid-November, ex-NBC employee Frank Scotti, 90, told the New York Daily News that he arranged for monthly payments and more for eight women during The Cosby Show’s run from 1984-1992.


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WITH HOUSTON BUSINESSMAN

CRAIG JOSEPH AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What was life like for you as a child growing up? BUSINESSMAN CRAIG JOSEPH: I had a normal childhood growing up; although I was around our family business the majority of the time -- simply because I was raised by my grandparents. My mother lived next door to my grandparents, so I would spend the night with her on occasions. Growing up in the inner city was not as challenging as it is today. Everybody for the most part looked out for everybody; even in the absence of parents. But living with my grandparents was just what they wanted to do. Thus it kept me mainly around the restaurant and instilled a lot of values in me. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What did you dream of becoming as you were a child growing up? BUSINESSMAN CRAIG JOSEPH: As a child growing up I want to become a civil engineer. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Did you achieve your childhood dream, or did it evolve into something different? BUSINESSMAN CRAIG JOSEPH: No, I didn't achieve that dream of becoming a civil engineer; because in the late 70's the engineering market was going down. And I prospects of getting a job as an engineer was slim to none. So, I decided to become a Houston Fire Fighter in 1980. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your mission in life? BUSINESSMAN CRAIG JOSEPH: My mission in life has always been to serve. Serving people has always been a passion of mine. As a matter of fact: that has been a family tradition for us. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Do you have a recent accomplishment you would like to share? BUSINESSMAN CRAIG JOSEPH: Some of my recent accomplishments have been being selected in the top 50 Black Professional & Entrepreneurs; my retirement from the City of Houston Fire Department after 34 years of service. I’m also proud and blessed to continue be affiliated with TIRR

Memorial Hermann. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your outlook for 2015? BUSINESSMAN CRAIG JOSEPH: My outlook for 2015 is to take Houston’s This Is It Soul Food to a much higher level. Perhaps franchising the restaurant or even relocating to another city. I also would like to start a mentor program to train new business owners, passing the business on to my son (Christopher). I am attending the Goldman Sachs 10 Program to increase my knowledge of operating a business. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What advice would you give to someone out there striving to achieve their dream? BUSINESSMAN CRAIG JOSEPH: The best advice, I believe, is to have commitment and dedication to your business. Never give up; because a door is close in your face. If one door is closing, go to another and try and try again. WD-40 didn't accomplish their goal until after the 39th time. That's how it became WD-40. I was turned down 8 times, but I kept on trying. Eventually the door will open. If you don't continue to try, how would you know whether or not you can do it? No one likes a quitter. There is greatness on the inside of all of us. We just have to expose it. God didn't make us a “good people”, He made us a “Great Nation”. There is “GREATNESS” on the inside of each of us. So always remember Joshua 1:8 – “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” So, put God first and you can't help but to win!

ON THE COVER BUSINESSMAN CRAIG JOSEPH – Craig Joseph is a well-known successful businessman who owns one of the oldest family-owned restaurants in the Houston area.

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Voices permanently silenced this year We lost some good ones in 2014, including:

Former City of Houston mayor Bob Lanier passed away at the age of 89 on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Lanier began serving as Houston’s mayor in January of 1992 and served three consecutive two-year terms. He is perhaps, most remembered for reducing crime and revitalizing parts of Houston’s inner city. Before being elected to public office Lanier was one of Houston’s biggest developers.

Geoffrey Holder, the man who pitched 7UP as the "uncola" and brought "The Wiz" to Broadway, died on Oct. 5 at age 84. Holder won Tony Awards in 1975 for directing and designing the costumes for an all-black retelling of "The Wizard of Oz."


Marion Barry, an icon of D.C. politics for more than four decades, died on Nov. 23 at age 78. He had been hospitalized at Howard University Hospital after complaining of a urinary tract infection.

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack, whose career spanned decades and included the hits “If You Think You're Lonely Now,” “Harry Hippy” and “Across 110th Street,” died on June 27 at age 70. Legendary author Maya Angelou, died on May 28 at age 86. Angelou, a professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, wrote 36 books, and made her mark as an actress, director, composer, playwright, a singer and dancer.

Rubin ''Hurricane'' Carter, the middleweight title contender whose murder convictions became an international symbol of racial injustice, died in his sleep on April 20 at age 76. His life inspired a Bob Dylan song and a Hollywood film. HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE

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Civil Rights Act milestone

With marches and celebrations from coast to coast, Americans marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The achievement is one of the most significant milestones in U.S. history.

Midterm elections a wash for GOP Democrats took a beating in this year’s midterm elections. Nationally, Republicans took back the Senate, kept control of the House and won governorships in at least 15 states. The decision by some democratic candidates to distance themselves from President Barak Obama during the campaign apparently came back to bite them, political observers say.

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WITH FORT BEND ISD SUPERINTENDENT

DR. CHARLES DUPRE AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What was life like for you as a child growing up? SUPERINTENDENT DUPRE: I had a complicated childhood. My mother died when I was five years old, and when I was seven, my father sent me to live in a faith-based children's home. I lived there until I finished high school. I was blessed to be well taken care of, and I received a good education that provided the foundation for future opportunities; but, it was challenging to be raised by people who were not my parents. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What did you dream of becoming as you were a child growing up? SUPERINTENDENT DUPRE: From a young age, I enjoyed performing, and public speaking. I wanted to be a performer or broadcast journalist. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Did you achieve your childhood dream, or did it evolve into something different? SUPERINTENDENT DUPRE: In terms of overall success, I have far exceeded my childhood dream, but I am definitely not doing what I originally dreamed! When I speak to students, I often remind them that it is likely they will end up in a job or profession they can't even conceive of today. In FBISD, our mission is to inspire and equip all students to pursue futures beyond what they can imagine. I feel blessed that teachers and others in my life prepared me in that way. I began my career as Certified Public Accountant. Today, I am Superintendent/CEO of one of the largest public school districts in Texas and the U.S. Who knew!? AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your mission in life? SUPERINTENDENT DUPRE: My primary mission in life is to glorify God in all I do. As a leader in public education, I feel I am fulfilling my calling to invest in the lives of others. The work we do as educators shapes the future of each child we touch, along with that of their families and any spouse or children they might have in the future. Our work also shapes the future of our community. If our community is to thrive, public schools must send productive, contributing citizens into the workforce. We must develop leaders and prepare students to give back to their communities and invest in the lives of others.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Do you have a recent accomplishment you would like to share? SUPERINTENDENT DUPRE: On a personal level, in 2014, I completed a doctorate degree after four years of graduate school. Professionally, I am proud that, during the past two years, FBISD has engaged more stakeholders than ever before in developing comprehensive plans for the future. An important result of the community engagement is that 74 percent of voters approved the November 2014 bond election. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your outlook for 2015? SUPERINTENDENT DUPRE: In 2015, I will begin my third year as superintendent of FBISD, so I look forward to moving out of the "transition" phase of organizational development as we begin to bring to fruition two years of extensive planning done in partnership with a strong School Board, an engaged community and a dedicated staff. I will also complete my 20th year in public education, which is a major milestone. Even more importantly, I will celebrate 30 years of marriage to the beautiful woman who has faithfully shared life's journey with me in a loving, supportive way. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What advice would you give to someone out there striving to achieve their dream? SUPERINTENDENT DUPRE: To achieve your dreams, you must be a person of integrity in all things and invest in authentic relationships with others, including colleagues at all levels of the organization. This is different than simply "networking." You must be a life-long learner, and demonstrate you are willing to work hard. It's also important to be flexible, nimble, and willing to stretch the boundaries of the status quo. You must possess the courage to take risks, learn from your mistakes and setbacks, and keep pressing forward.

ON THE COVER FBISD SUPERINTENDENT DR. CHARLES DUPRE – Dr. Dupre is the first African American to serve as superintendent for the FBISD School District.


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WITH HARRIS COUNTY PROBATE

JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What was life like for you as a child growing up? JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT: I had a great childhood, playing sandlot and organized baseball, football and basketball. I had loving and supportive parents and an older brother, all of whom provided guidance and good advice throughout my life. My mother and father also stressed academics. I will never forget my father's frequent admonishment to not come home with a "B"! I took him very seriously and tried my best to never disappoint him. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What did you dream of becoming as you were a child growing up? JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT: I suppose if I had a main dream it was to play baseball and football for Rice University. I was admitted to Rice but made a late decision to "get out of town" and attend the University of Texas. I sometimes think about the choices I made, like we all do. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Did you achieve your childhood dream, or did it evolve into something different? JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT: I did not become the star left handed pitcher or tight end I dreamed of being, but the emphasis on academics paved the way for a good legal career which ultimately led to the job I have now as Judge of Probate Court No. 1. Who could complain about that? As a sole practitioner for nineteen years, I had control over my time and was often able to coach my son's and daughter's teams. I would not trade those days being with them for anything. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your mission in life? JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT: My mission in life now is to enjoy my family, continue to do my job to the best of my ability, and help others

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whenever I can. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Do you have a recent accomplishment you would like to share? JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT: My biggest professional accomplishment has been to win two terms as Judge of Probate Court No. 1. I want to continue to earn the confidence of those who come into court and reaffirm that I will always do my utmost to be fair, impartial and diligent. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your outlook for 2015? JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT: I think 2015 is going to be another great year for the Texas and Houston. I am looking forward to another four years on the bench. I have a wonderful staff that keeps things running smoothly "behind the scenes." It is just a great place to show up to in the morning. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What advice would you give to someone out there striving to achieve their dream? JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT: Everyone should start by giving their best effort in school. There really is no consistently better way to change the circumstances of your life than through achievement and success in school. Doing well academically will give you more opportunities and choices in what to do with your life. Of course, working hard at whatever you decide to do will also make a tremendous difference, perhaps the biggest difference. These core principles become cliches for a reason! America offers so many different opportunities to be successful in one way or another. But you have to be a participant. You have to make a good faith effort. You have to be "in the game". Don't be someone who sits on the sidelines and then complains that things are not fair.

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WITH HARRIS COUNTY PROBATE JUDGE

CHRISTINE RIDDLE BUTTS AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What was life like for you as a child growing up? JUDGE RIDDLE BUTTS: I grew up in Northwest Houston and went to Westfield High School. My first job was at a skating rink working in the snack bar when I was in the eighth grade. During high school, I enjoyed serving as a waitress at our local steak house, Del Friscos. My father was an attorney and I spent high school and college summers working in his office and accompanying him to court. As a high school junior, Rotary International sponsored me as an exchange student to Germany, where I stayed with a wonderful family in Vreden, a small farming town outside Cologne. My parents were very supportive of me and instilled in me the values of faith, diligence, education, and service. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What did you dream of becoming as you were a child growing up? JUDGE RIDDLE BUTTS: When I was very young, my mother required an expensive surgery and, fresh out of law school, my father was desperate to raise the money for her surgery. I gave him the two quarters I had earned from weeding and sweeping a neighbor's driveway and asked what else I could do to help. He said I could grow up and become a lawyer to help him in his probate practice and to serve other families facing crisis. In that moment, my father gave me my mission, and from that point on I knew that I would become a probate lawyer. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Did you achieve your childhood dream, or did it evolve into something different? JUDGE RIDDLE BUTTS: When I accompanied my father to court, I enjoyed sitting in on Judge Scanlan's guardianship docket. His demeanor on the bench demonstrated empathy for family members, compassion and respect toward the disabled, and a mastery of probate law. My desire to follow in his footsteps developed at a young age in the crowded spaces within the Family Law Building. Now, I look out the window from my 7th floor office in the Civil Courts building and see where my dreams took root as I fondly remember the colorful mural in Judge Austin's courtroom, the shaded benches where I often ate lunch, and the

painted signs of demonstrators who seemed ever present in the late 1980's. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your mission in life? JUDGE RIDDLE BUTTS: In addition to raising a noble family of my own, my mission is to help families in crisis when the crisis involves the loss or incapacity of a loved one. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Do you have a recent accomplishment you would like to share? JUDGE RIDDLE BUTTS: The probate courts have developed a handbook for guardians and such handbook has been translated into Spanish and Hindi by talented lawyers dedicated to serving guardians in their community. We also offer a quarterly CLE program to attorneys and have updated our website to include online docket setting and useful practice information for attorneys, all designed to make the practice of law more efficient and cost effective for attorneys and those they serve. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your outlook for 2015? JUDGE RIDDLE BUTTS: 2015 will see a renewed focus on enhancing services for the mentally ill. The assisted outpatient treatment program, which is designed to assist the mentally ill with treatment compliance outside of a hospital setting, is set to expand in the next several years. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What advice would you give to someone out there striving to achieve their dream? JUDGE RIDDLE BUTTS OFFERED THIS QUOTE: "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." Harriet Tubman.

ON THE COVER JUDGE CHRISTINE RIDDLE BUTTS – currently serves as the Probate Judge for District Court #4 in Harris County.

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BUSINESSMAN BILL FRAZER AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What was life like for you as a child growing up? BUSINESSMAN BILL FRAZER: I grew up in a neighborhood with lots of families with lots of kids, plus we had a lot of family and friends of my parents who were always around our house. The one thing that was paramount was to be respectful of other people no matter who they are or how different they appear to be. We were also expected to work for whatever we wanted. My parents provided all the basics, everything else was up to me. So from an early age I had some sort of job, ultimately leading to waiting on tables in high school and throughout college. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What did you dream of becoming as you were a child growing up? BUSINESSMAN BILL FRAZER: I wanted to own a restaurant. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Did you achieve your childhood dream, or did it evolve into something different? BUSINESSMAN BILL FRAZER: Let’s just say I haven’t stopped dreaming. I got a job working in the lease accounting department of the Texas Land Office my junior year in college. It paid a whole lot better than restaurant work and allowed me to get some experience in my major and finish school. That led to a job offer in Houston with a major accounting firm, Ernst & Ernst, and my career as a CPA took off. However, working in the restaurant industry taught me a lot about people, and solidified what my parents taught me about hard work, always dealing honestly with people and being respectful. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your mission in life? BUSINESSMAN BILL FRAZER: To live according to the Seven Christian Habits: A personal relationship with God, daily personal prayer, regular study of the Bible, adjusting my will to God’s will, service to others, maintaining a relationship with people who serve God, and maintaining stewardship of the resources provided to me. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Do you have a recent accomplishment you would like to share? BUSINESSMAN BILL FRAZER: I give thanks each day for the loving relationship I have with my wife, Jean. We’ve been married for over 42 years and have 2 wonderful children, now grown and “out of the house”, who remind us of how truly blessed we are. But I also like to tell as many people as I can about two organizations I serve. One is with Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers – Southwest. Its mission is to help frail, elderly, and health-impaired people in the southwest Houston area remain independent in their own homes and to be able to meet their health care needs to preserve their quality of life. Our basic service is to help them meet very critical transportation needs, such as trips to doctor appointments and

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to the grocery store. Such basic needs are critical in helping them remain in their existing homes. Transportation needs of seniors is a growing problem in this City and we all need to do more to address these issues. As a Board member I’ve been able to help this group raise needed operating capital and to address some critical issues in data management and volunteer outreach. This group must be able to keep track of the seniors who need our services as well as volunteers who provide free transportation. Better computer and data systems help us deliver better service. The other organization I work with is a skilled nursing home in Baytown, which is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. As a Trustee I’ve been able to help the permanent staff solve some pressing financial issues. This has enabled the facility to keep up with falling Medicaid reimbursements and to utilize donations more effectively. Most of our residents rely completely on Medicaid funds for a place to live. These funds are woefully short of actual cost of care, and we are able to bridge the gap to provide a safe, clean and caring home that our residents and their families can be proud of. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your outlook for 2015? BUSINESSMAN BILL FRAZER: My goal for 2015 is to help the residents of the City of Houston how we can better utilize the resources we have to solve some very difficult and important issues. To do this will require being honest in our assessment of our pension systems and the condition of our streets and other infrastructure. It is a difficult task and it won’t be easy. But I firmly believe that by addressing these difficult issues now we will become better organized and the skills and hard work of the best and brightest people in the City will develop meaningful solutions. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What advice would you give to someone out there striving to achieve their dream? BUSINESSMAN BILL FRAZER: Andrew Jackson’s mother gave him the following advice, and I’ve always liked to repeat it when someone starting their career asks me what advice I’d give. “Andrew….in this world you will have to make your own way. To do that you must have friends. You can make friends by being honest, and you can keep them by being steadfast. You must keep in mind that friends worth having will, in the long run, expect as much from you as they give to you.”

ON THE COVER BUSINESSMAN BILL FRAZER – Frazer plans to put his vast experience to work for the people of Houston should voters choose to elect him on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.


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GRAYLE JAMES AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What was life like for you as a child growing up? GRAYLE JAMES: I grew up in California where my family has farmed since the 1850s. My mother worked on the farm and everyday I would accompany her to work. When I started school, she went to work while I was at school and then would pick me up after school and take me with her back to work. I learned to appreciate hard work, completing the job you are given, and the loyalty of my family to the family business. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What did you dream of becoming as you were a child growing up? GRAYLE JAMES: When I was growing up, I dreamed of working in an office and not on a farm! When I had the chance to go to college, I didn't know what I wanted to study. I especially remember telling my mother I didn't want to be a math teacher. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Did you achieve your childhood dream, or did it evolve into something different? GRAYLE JAMES: My childhood dream evolved because in my 20s I finished college and became a math teacher. I also taught science to high school students. I loved teaching and inspiring students to pursue their dreams. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your mission in life? GRAYLE JAMES: Currently, my life's mission is to be a supportive, loving wife and to raise my children with love and integrity. At the same time, I am devoted to helping every student in Fort Bend ISD reach their full potential. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Do you have a recent accomplishment you would like to share? GRAYLE JAMES: In my role on the Fort Bend ISD School Board, I have participated in numerous accomplishments. School Board Trustees work as a team. We must work to build consensus on our path forward and have agreement in order to accomplish any goal. I have worked hard to facilitate our Board's team-building over the

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past year. As a result, we have hired Dr. Charles Dupre as superintendent of schools and he has demonstrated leadership, integrity and commitment to our students. Also. we have gotten voter approval for a $484 million Bond Package for FBISD. This will enable us to keep up with the growth in our community. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your outlook for 2015? GRAYLE JAMES: Looking ahead into 2015, our school district expects continued growth. We have a major project currently underway to align feeder patterns in our school system. We expect to complete this work in January. We also expect to open a new elementary school in 2015 and another in 2016. Additionally, the district will work to improve our technology infrastructure to facilitate the education of every student. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What advice would you give to someone out there striving to achieve their dream? GRAYLE JAMES: To those striving to achieve their dream, I would say, "Great job! The first step to achieving something remarkable is to have a dream." Next I would advise the following: a) Never give up! -Obstacles are part of life and are unavoidable. b) Don't be afraid of change! -Circumstances change, opportunities change, and life will change; As our perspectives change, we can learn and grow and achieve. If we "fight" change, we will always struggle. c) Be a problem solver! -When you encounter an obstacle, challenge it and conquer it. Always, think creatively and find solutions; Excuses are not a wise option because problems rarely go away by themselves. Problems need problem solvers to fix them!

ON THE COVER FBISD PRESIDENT GRAYLE JAMES – Grayle James currently serves as the President of the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees.

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CARROLL G. ROBINSON AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What was life like for you as a child growing up? CARROLL G. ROBINSON: I had a great childhood. My parents were hardworking and loving. My brother, sisters and I enjoyed each other and our do German Shepard. We were not rich with material things, but we were rich in other ways-love and support. My parents made sure we could achieve anything we wanted in life if we got a good education, worked hard, took care of our family and money and avoided trouble.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your outlook for 2015? CARROLL G. ROBINSON: I am praying for Health, Safety, Peace and Prosperity for everyone in 2015.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What did you dream of becoming as you were a child growing up? CARROLL G. ROBINSON: My dream was to go to college, make my parents proud of me and be able to help take care of them as thanks for all they were doing for me, my brother and sisters.

EDUCATOR AND ATTORNEY CARROLL G. ROBINSON – Carroll G. Robinson is an Associate Professor and a former Associate Dean of External Affairs at the Barbara JordanMickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston, Texas. Professor Robinson is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Houston Community College System (HCC) and a Citizen Member of the Board of Trustees of the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund. He is a former member of the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors of K9s4COPs. He is also a past chairman of the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce. Professor Robinson is a former At-Large (elected citywide) member of the Houston (Texas) City Council. As a member of the City Council, Professor Robinson chaired the city’s Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure Committee. Professor Robinson is a Life Member of the NAACP and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He is the author or co-author of numerous legal and public policy articles and commentaries. Robinson plans to put his vast experience and know-how to work for the people of Houston should voters choose him as the best candidate in the race for City of Houston Controller on the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election ballot.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Did you achieve your childhood dream, or did it evolve into something different? CARROLL G. ROBINSON: Yes I did. God is good all of the time. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your mission in life? CARROLL G. ROBINSON:My mission in life is to take care of my family and to try and make a positive difference in my community. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Do you have a recent accomplishment you would like to share? CARROLL G. ROBINSON: As a Houston Community College Trustee I got the Board to approve a 6th Grade Pre-Admission program and a million dollars in scholarships for local students. As a City Council member i supported what would become the city's "Rev Cap" spending limit, worked with council members to establish the city's Rainy Day Fund and lead the effort to pass the No Trucks In The Left Lane ordinance to improve traffic safety on local highways.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What advice would you give to someone out there striving to achieve their dream? CARROLL G. ROBINSON: Believe in yourself, love yourself and your family and be willing to help and serve others.

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Michael O. Adams, Ph.D., is the Interim Chair of the Department of Political Science, Director of the Master of Public Administration and Founding Director of the Online Executive Master of Public Administration programs at Texas Southern University. He currently serves as the Interim Director of the Barbara Jordan Research Institute. He is a tenured professor, teaching classes in Public Administration and Political Science, while continuously

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contributing to the academic body of knowledge through research. He provides expertise and proficiency where education, policy administrations, and community participation intersect. Dr. Adams has authored and coauthored five books since 1987, which cover the fields of American Government, Public Administration and Public Policy. He has published twenty-five papers since

1982. He has also written numerous newspaper columns and editorials, made several scholarly presentations, acted as a consultant and aided in many educational developments. He has also authored many grants ranging from $1,000 to $1 million. Dr. Adams has received numerous awards including, the Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowship and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation Fellowship.


Dr. Adams is at the cusp of addressing pivotal policy issues. In recent years, in relation to Homeland Security and terrorism, Dr. Adams received a fellowship from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy to participate in its Academic Fellows Program in Tel Aviv, Israel. The program, entitled, “Defending Democracy, Defeating Terrorism,” featured lectures by academics, diplomats, military and intelligence officials, and politicians from Israel, Jordan, India, Turkey and the United States. It also consisted of visits to military bases, border zones, and other security installations to learn the practical side of deterring terrorist attacks. The goal of the program was to offer information and training to teaching professionals about the latest trends in terrorists’ ideologies, motives, and operations. He volunteers as a political and educational consultant, and is an avid speaker, serving on a plethora of panels and speaking on various topics as a representative of the University. He is also a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Small Programs Committee. He has received several awards including the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs International Service Award, the Texas Southern University Research Scholar Award, the School of Public Affairs Research Scholar Award, and the Quiester Craig Teaching Award. Dr. Adams received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Tougaloo College (1976), his Master of Arts in Political Science from The Atlanta University (1978), and his Ph.D. in Political Science from The Atlanta University (1984).

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Excellence in Achievement Programs At Texas Southern University Armed with the motto, “Excellence in Achievement,” Texas Southern University has produced some of the most prominent leaders of our time. Some of this prominence was birthed in 1974 when the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the establishment of a School of Public Affairs at TSU, and helped the school to fulfill its role as a special purpose institution. Later, in 2002, the school was named the Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. With the foundation of two great namesakes, the Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University leads the way in the realm of emergency management, homeland security, human resources, public policy, international development, social justice, executive management, sustainability and urban planning through the undergraduate and graduate degree programs it offers.

public safety careers and will introduce students to the all-hazards approach, emergency disaster management phases, risk assessment, prevention and management, counter-terrorism, consequence management, mitigation, and recovery. Boasting accreditation from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), the master of public administration (MPA) program at TSU is a 48credit-hour program that has produced key change agents in human resources, international development and policy. On the cutting edge of public administration, one of its greatest assets lies in its potential to alleviate the shortage of professionally educated persons, especially those from minority groups, in local, state, national and international public service. As a matter of fact, the MPA program is the only NASPAA accredited program in the Houston metropolitan area.

To name a few, the school is home to an emergency management and homeland security (EMHS) undergraduate program, a NASPAA-accredited master of public administration (MPA) program, and an online executive master of public administration (eMPA) program.

Another program housed in the School of Public Affairs is online eMPA program, which launch in fall 2010. This 16-month program graduated its first cohort in fall 2011 and has a curriculum uniquely designed to meet the growing demand for mid-career professionals in the public sector who wish to pursue an executive MPA degree.

Launched in Fall 2013, the emergency management and homeland security (EMHS) program is designed to create graduates with extensive theoretical and applied knowledge in emergency management and disaster research. The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security prepares students for careers in emergency management and

In addition, eMPA candidates can broaden their international scope by participation in the program’s study abroad program, which is a part of the program’s tuition package. To date, the program has traveled to Brazil, China and Ghana. -----------------------------------------------For more information about these programs, please contact Dr. Michael O. Adams, 713-313-7760.

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10-Point Justice Plan: Released by Marc H. Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League “The phenomenon we have seen in America since the announcement of the non-indictments of officers in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner is new to a generation, but not to the nation. Young people have always helped to fuel historic social change. We must not forget – 50 years ago, it was young people on that bridge in Selma, Alabama; young people sitting-in in Greensboro, NC; young people riding Freedom buses all over this nation challenging conventional laws and the status quo; young people like Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney losing their lives in Philadelphia, Mississippi. A multicultural band of young people, united with historic civil rights organizations, legislators, clergy, and everyday Americans who decided that it was time for our country to do better and be better, have been the impetus for so many of the changes we’ve witnessed as a nation through the decades. Millions of Americans have now taken to the streets and to social media not because the problems that have caused the outrage just began yesterday, but because sometimes difficult circumstances present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring about historic change. Now is that time. Now is our time. This conversation and the subsequent action that will result from it will continue because we remain committed to the idea that these cases do not end where they are. In addition to the opportunity for the Justice Department to conduct independent investigations, we each have an opportunity to participate in our great democracy by helping to ensure that the America of tomorrow is better than who we are today.” 10-POINT JUSTICE PLAN: National Urban League Police Reform and Accountability Recommendations 1. Widespread Use of Body Cameras and Dashboard Cameras

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2. Broken Windows Reform and Implementation of 21st Century Community Policing Model 3. Review and Revision of Police Use of Deadly Force Policies 4. Comprehensive Retraining of All Police Officers 5. Comprehensive Review and Strengthening of Police Hiring Standards 6. Appointment of Special Prosecutors to Investigate Police Misconduct 7. Mandatory, Uniform FBI Reporting and Audit of Lethal Force Incidents Involving All Law Enforcement 8. Creation and Audit of National Database of Citizen Complaints against Police 9. Revision of National Police Accreditation System for Mandatory Use by Law Enforcement To Be Eligible for Federal Funds 10. National Comprehensive Anti-Racial Profiling Law

About the National Urban League The National Urban League (www.nul.org) is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization dedicated to economic empowerment in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League has improved the lives of tens of millions of people nationwide through direct service programs that are implemented locally by its 95 Urban League affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The organization also conducts public policy research and advocacy activities from its D.C.-based Washington bureau. The National Urban League, a BBBaccredited organization, has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, placing it in the top 10 percent of all U.S. charities for adhering to good governance, fiscal responsibility and other best practices.


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“Thank you so much for the privilege of serving the people of Harris County as judge of Harris County Probate Court 4 for another four years. I pray that I will always be a blessing to those we serve, my co-workers, my family, and my friends.” – Christine Riddle Butts


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Christine Butts was raised in Houston and graduated from Westfield High School. While in high school, she worked with her father, a probate lawyer, in his small law firm. She went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of business administration degree. Soon after college, she married Donald Butts and studied law at the University of Houston. After graduating from law school, Christine joined her father's boutique estate planning and probate firm. Serving clients in a private practice has enabled her to learn a great deal about probate, guardianship, and mental health issues. More importantly, private practice has given her a balanced perspective and a view into how these issues impact families. In 2010, Christine was elected as the judge of Harris County Probate Court 4, where she, along with the other probate judges, developed the following enhancements designed to improve the courts' service to the public and increase efficiency for the attorneys practicing in the probate courts: • The Guardianship Handbook was created and published in English and in Spanish. It is now given to every person appointed as a guardian • The courts offer a free Continuing Legal Education program every quarter • The Standards for Attorney Fees were updated and clarified • Helpful Guidelines designed to assist attorneys seeking help with less common probate procedures were published to the court’s website and are offered in the offices of the court free of charge Throughout her legal career, Christine has been dedicated to the mission of helping families in crisis, as evidenced by the following professional accomplishments, recognition, and leadership: • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2003 • Attorney ad Litem appointed by the probate courts in probate and guardianship matters • Former Partner in the boutique probate and estate planning firm, Riddle, Butts & Akiens, LLP • Texas Rising Star (2008, 2009, 2010) (As published in Texas Monthly Super Lawyer Magazine) • Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People (2007-2009) (As published in H Texas Magazine) • Houston’s Top Lawyers (2007-2009) (As published in H Texas Magazine) • Former Board Member Planned Giving Council of Houston • Member of Attorneys in Tax and Probate • Member of Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association • Member of Pasadena Bar Association • Member Association of Women Attorneys • Board Member of National College of Probate Judges • Published works located at www.buttsforjudge.com Christine is dedicated to her community. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston and served as a seamstress for many years making blankets and diaper bags for young mothers. She and her husband enjoy raising their four children, raising money for MS through bike riding, and hiking in the Hill Country.


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THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE WRIGHT CHOICE! “I am very grateful and humbled to keep the best job I've ever had. The effort in Harris County by so many individuals and groups was overwhelming. Thank you all.” -- Judge Wright


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…and Justice for ALL 30 YEARS OF PROBATE AND GUARDIANSHIP EXPERIENCE From Judge Wright: In 2010 and just recently in 2014, I had the honor and privilege of being elected Judge of Harris County Probate Court No. 1, one of the busiest probate courts in the country. I am near the end of my first term and it continues to be the most rewarding experience of my career. As an attorney with over 27 years experience in probate, trust guardianship, estate planning, and elder law, I developed a reputation for handling the matters entrusted to me with diligence and integrity. I often represented executors, administrators, trustees, guardians, and beneficiaries in complex probate proceedings, and recovered millions of dollars in assets lost through fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Over the years, I was also appointed by the probate judges to handle both contested and uncontested estate and guardianship matters. The experience I garnered over the last thirty years has served me well on the bench. Prior to coming to the bench, I was licensed to practice in all Courts in the State of Texas, the United States District Court (SouthTHE WRIGHT FAMILY ern District), the United States Court of Appeals (5th Circuit), and the United States Tax Court. I also served two terms as a member of the District 4A grievance committee (which disciplines attorneys) and served as Chair in 1994. I am a member of the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section, Taxation Section and Litigation Section and the Houston Bar Association Probate, Trusts and Estate Section, Taxation Section and Litigation Section. I also belong to the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council and the Houston Estate and Financial Forum. I am also a member of the Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association and Attorneys in Tax and Probate. I received my JD from the University of Houston in 1981, and a BBA (1977 - accounting) and MBA (1980 accounting/taxation) from the University of Texas. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to earn your trust and support as Judge of Harris County Probate Court No. 1.

MAKE THE WRIGHT CHOICE AGAIN ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018 PAID POL. ADV. JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT CAMPAIGN 2018


Could this be your time to run for office? “As a community of believers we must have the courage to go after our dreams. So don’t allow political operatives, so-called leaders or anyone else to deter you from stepping out in faith and going after your dream.” - Aubrey -------------------------------------------------

CITY CONTROLLER GREEN Ronald C. Green is currently serving his third and final term as Controller for the city of Houston. Voters in Houston will elect a new controller in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

MAYOR ANNISE PARKER Mayor Annise Parker is currently serving her third and final term as Mayor of Houston. Voters in Houston will elect a new mayor in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

AT-LARGE POSITION 1 Council Member Stephen Costello is currently serving his third and final term in office. The Houston City Council At-Large Position 1 seat will be open in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

AT-LARGE POSITION 2 Council Member David Robinson is currently serving his first term in office and will be up for re-election in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


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AT-LARGE POSITION 3 Council Member Kubosh is currently serving his first term in office. The Houston City Council At-Large Position 3 seat will be up for re-election in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

AT-LARGE POSITION 4 Council Member C.O. “Brad” Bradford is currently serving his third and final term in office. The Houston City Council At-Large Position 4 seat will be open in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

AT-LARGE POSITION 5 Council Member Jack Christie is currently serving his second term and will be up for re-election in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

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Council Member Dave Martin is currently serving his first term in office and will be up for re-election in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT F Council Member Richard Nguyen is currently serving his first term in office and will be running for re-election in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT G Council Member Oliver Pennington is currently serving his third and final term in office. The Houston City Council District G seat will be open in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

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Council Member Brenda Stardig is currently serving her second term in office serving the people of Houston City Council District A and will be up for re-election in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

Councilman Ed Gonzalez is the Houston City Council District H Council Member. Council Member Ed Gonzalez is currently serving his third and final term. The Houston City Council District H seat will be open in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT B Council Member Jerry Davis is currently serving his second term in office serving the people of Houston City Council District B and will be up for re-election in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT C Council Member Ellen Cohen is currently serving her second term in office. Council Member Ellen Cohen will be running for re-election in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election for Houston City Council District C.

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT D Council Member Dwight Boykins is currently serving his first term in office and will be up for re-election in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT I Council Member Robert Gallegos is currently serving his first term in office and will be running for re-election in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT J Council Member Mike Laster is currently serving his second term in office and will be up for re-election in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT K Council Member Larry Green is currently serving his second term in office and will be up for re-election in the November 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

ABOUT HOUSTON’S CITY COUNCIL The City Council is the City's legislative body, with the power to enact and enforce all ordinances and resolutions. Eleven Council Members are elected from districts and five are elected at-large, by all voters of the City. The sixteen members of Council, along with the Mayor, act only by ordinance, resolution or motion. They adopt and may alter the annual budget and confirm the Mayor's appointments. Council is responsible for the appropriation and issuance of bonds, the awarding of contracts and the approval of City expenditures over $50,000. Council may lease or dispose of the City's real estate and may levy assessments against property. Council determines its own rules of procedure, and its meetings are open to the public. Sixteen Council Members are elected every two years, in oddnumbered years. Council Members are limited to serving three terms of two years each, with each term beginning on January 2 of the even-numbered year. Five Council Members are elected At-Large, or city-wide, while the other eleven are elected to geographic districts of roughly the same proportion of population. -------------------------------------------You can write to your Council Member at: 900 Bagby / City Hall Annex / First Floor / Houston, TX 77002.


Mayor Owen: Missouri City’s Story is One That Features a Diversity of Strong Partnerships According to Mayor Allen Owen, every day, Missouri City officials and staff members collaborate to provide excellent services to citizens, businesses and stakeholders residing in the “Show Me City.” “By utilizing strategic policies and goals, City leaders adhere to an alignment to achievement approach, thereby ensuring continuous progress across all operations, including public safety, fiscal management, infrastructure improvements, economic development initiatives, parks programs and citizen outreach projects,” Mayor Owens explained recent “State of the City” address. With a cohesive focus on results, we all adhere to the following principles: *Number 1….City First: The top priority for our 68,000 citizens, seven elected City officials and 300 City employees is maintain-

ing our vibrant Fort Bend community known for its rich legacy of history and tradition, robust commercial development, dynamic diversity, and excellence in education. *Number 2….Communication: All forms must be clear, concise and constructive. And, regular, objective feedback is also a key factor to ensure all colleagues are on the same page at all times. *Number 3….Collaboration: Partnering to enhance the City’s strategic position in the region, state, nation and world, our leaders regularly join together to attain the four main organizational strategies: Retain Existing Property Values Increase Commercial Development Create Value Added Services Develop an Organization for Optimum Performance Implementation of these principles cre-

ates an opportunity for all parties to participate in the administrative process and to consistently produce measurable results.

Here are a few “Show Me City” accomplishments from the past year that were made possible through our strong partnerships: *Our local economy remains robust: Over the past year, more than 27 new retail, commercial and industrial buildings completed construction. Within the same period, the new buildings completed added about 1,037,000 square feet of new nonresidential space. Of that new square footage, industrial growth amounted to the largest share with the opening and additions of Ben E. Keith, 2 new buildings in the Lakeview Business

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Park and the continuation of Beltway Crossing office/warehouses along the South Gessner Road business corridor. Both Lakeview Business Park and the Beltway Crossing Business Complex are conveniently located near major travel connections—Beltway 8 and US90A—making them an attractive location for companies. New companies opening their doors along Highway 6 in the City include: * Discount Tire * Sphier Emergency Room * ALDI * Taco Bell * Bank of America New companies to Lakeview Business Park include: Bimbo Bakeries Rich’s Food Products, which is under construction and will add another 200,000 feet of industrial space. Allied Group Expansion, which will add an additional 300,000-square-foot office warehouse. CNC Manufacturing And, Niagara Bottling, LLC. The largest family-owned, private-label manufacturer of bottled water in the United States hosted an open house ceremony at the company’s newly constructed 357,000square-foot facility. The plant has a capacity to make 1,350 water bottles a minute, 81,000 bottles an hour and 2.3 million to 2.5 million bottles each day. Along the South Gessner/Cravens Road business corridor, we have: Ben E. Keith, the City’s largest employer, which hosted an open house at its 474,861-square-foot facility. The eighth largest broad-line distributor in the nation has based its Southwest distribution headquarters in the “Show Me City” and currently employs 350. The company plans t o expand to more than 1 million square feet in the future. Texans Center, a gas station And, Beltway Crossing Phase III. In April, Tool Mart completed their 38,070 square-foot build out in Building 1 of the new phase. And, a second company, Industrial Income Trust, is under plan review

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for 47,430 square feet in the same building. Elsewhere around the City, we welcomed the Riverstone Office Center; a condo office park in Riverstone; Dance Works, a dance school on Knights Court; and Safety America, a gymnastics and karate school on Sienna Parkway. With this business growth, we have added more than 1,000 new jobs, which is important to attracting new businesses and residents to the area. And, speaking of population changes over the last year; with the completion and opening of The Huntington, our newest senior retirement community on Murphy Road, residential completions within the City continued to grow. Almost 400 new housing units, including 120 units in the Huntington were added within the City limits. Meanwhile, residential growth in the City’s ETJ, in the Riverstone and Sienna planned developments continued, adding more than 700 new residential units. Based upon this growth, our City projects an addition of about 1,150 people within the City limits and about 2,150 people in our ETJ. Additionally, we’re excited about:

Changes taking place along the US90A corridor: Millis Development & Construction is building near Highway 90A and Cravens Road. The company is relocating its construction offices and storage yards into a low-impact designed development to include a two-story office building and one maintenance building. Reinvestment in existing properties: Burger King on Texas Parkway and Wendy’s on Highway 6 recently completed an update to their exterior building facades and made improvements to the interior of the restaurants. Hampton Inn, our second hotel, opened its doors along Highway 6 and is set to cater to the needs of businesses and visitors. The hotel is equipped with a 3,000-square-foot meeting room and offers a variety of guest rooms and suites. Also….we had a local house of worship celebrate its 100th anniversary with some special upgrades. Holy Family

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Church on Fifth Street modernized its interior, expanding the building and adding a new entry way and classrooms. And, Toll Brothers, Inc. purchased the area known as Sienna South and has begun development plans for the construction of about 6,500 new homes on about 3,700 acres of land. The development will be a continuation of the character and design of the Sienna planned development community. In the coming months, we’re looking forward to continued commercial development citywide, including the increase of private, medical care facilities. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s emergent care facility is nearing completion on Highway 6 and is set to open later this summer. The hospital’s new 9,600-square-foot center is located between the Sienna Plantation and Riverstone communities and will house 10 treatment rooms and the latest technology in diagnostic imaging equipment. Then, Memorial Hermann has plans for a 23,000-square-foot emergency clinic to be located in the Sienna Village shops on Highway 6. Also coming to town is LockTite Storage, which is designed to be a superior storage facility. The 500 unit operation is scheduled to open in early 2015 and will have special features including covered loading, breezeways and drive-up access. Another project we’re looking forward to is the continued expansion of the Fort Bend Toll Road, creating the opportunity for a vital employment center in the Sienna area. As you can see, business partners are essential to the City’s future and as we look at the fact that we have limited development space remaining, we’re aware that the decisions our leaders make today will impact the City retaining its affordable tax base and continuing to provide the quality services homeowners and business owners have come to expect.

Beyond the economy, Missouri City has marked numerous other milestones, including: *The passage of a $40 million bond referendum by voters citywide to ensure the maintenance and improvement of infrastructure in all areas. The four-proposition package was overwhelmingly approved


and will enable the City to devote: - $6.5 million to drainage projects - $5.7 million to public facilities - $5 million to the construction of a future fire station; and - $22.8 million to mobility enhancements The referendum was the result of a citizen-city collaboration including leadership from a 35-member Bond Exploratory Committee that met with City officials and Staff over an eight-month period to discuss and identify proposed projects. The $40 million package was designed based on the City’s capacity to sell bonds during an approximate 10-year period with no tax rate increase. As you can see, this bond money is very important to the future of Missouri City and we will rely on our partnerships with many of you to get these projects done. In addition to the referendum, we are also proud to announce: *As part of our proactive crime prevention measures, we’ve established a Police Motorcycle Unit that will begin patrol duty this summer. This specialized group of officers will be help us to keep our streets safe through traffic education and enforcement. *We’re moving toward the opening of Fire Station 5, which will serve the southern portion of Sienna Plantation. The facility was fully funded by the Sienna Municipal Utility District #1 and is located on Waters Lake Boulevard. Four firefighters will staff the new station and have use of a new fire engine. And, most importantly, the new station will allow us to reduce response times in that area by 50 percent. *Our first-class public amenities continue to see significant gains. Both the City Centre at Quail Valley and the Recreation & Tennis Center hosted dozens of tournaments and events over the past year. And, the award-winning Quail Valley Golf Course recorded a 16 percent increase in tournament rounds over the past year and was the host site for the Texas Golf Association South Region Four Ball Tournament. The golf course is also still proud to partner with the First Tee of Greater Houston, a youth development program that teaches life lessons

such as the importance of honesty, sportsmanship, perseverance, responsibility and judgment. *The City is financially sound. Our Finance Department once again earned accolades from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the City Budget and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. We were commended for our superior budget policies and procedures and have been recognized for this achievement for more than 25 years. *We partnered with our neighbor Stafford to build and open a new, stateof-the-art Animal Shelter that serves both cities. The 2,600-square-foot shelter was built through an interlocal agreement and features 24 kennels for dogs and 12 kennels for cats. The project cost $620,000 and was funded through the City’s Capital Improvement Program; Stafford contributed 25 percent of the total cost. Adoptions are steady and the shelter is a prime part of our newly launched Volunteers Program. *And, one of our first subdivisions— Fondren Park—turns 50 this year. The community has been a great contributor and friend to the City. In the fall, we will gather with homeowners there to honor their golden anniversary. As you can see partnerships are a capstone for us, and, the most important is the one we share with our citizens. We have our Senior Planning Council that advises Staff on programs and events as you saw in the video. Members of the group are here with us today and we salute them for their service. Citizens are also instrumental in the success of our premier parks’ programs, our code enforcement initiatives which help keep our communities among the best in the nation, our new Community Garden at Buffalo Run Park that promotes healthy lifestyles and our environmental projects, which protect our City’s green spaces. Missouri City and all of our partners are accountable and responsible for the City staying on its course of advancement. Equally required is all of us being fully engaged to ensure the sustainability of the Show Me City’s vast social, economic, political, educational and cultural wealth. The future of our scenic City depends on it.

Allen Owen Missouri City Mayor Mayor Allen Owen will be up for re-election in May of 2016

Jerry Wyatt Council Member - At Large Position #1 Council Member Jerry Wyatt will up for re-election in May of 2016

Chris Preston Council Member - At Large Position #2 Council Member Chris Preston will up for re-election in May of 2016

Yolanda Ford Council Member - District A Council Member Yolanda Ford will up for re-election in May of 2015

Don Smith Council Member - District B Council Member Don Smith will up for re-election in May of 2015

Robin Elackatt Council Member - Mayor Pro Tem, District C Council Member Robin Elackatt will up for re-election in May of 2015

Floyd Emery Council Member - District D Council Member Floyd Emery will up for re-election in May of 2015

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MIKE NEEDHAM

JERRY DUBOSE

LOU CITRO

General Manager Ben E. Keith Company

Assistant General Manager Ben E. Keith Company

Branch Controller Ben E. Keith Company

Mike began his career with Ben E. Keith in 1991, after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in History. He has served in many capacities during his tenure with the company including Warehouseman, District Sales Representative, Produce Specialist, Purchasing Manager, District Sales Manager, and Operations Manager. Since 1997, he has served as the Assistant General Manager and in 2008, was named the General Manager of the San Antonio Division. In July 2014, he was named the General Manager of the new Houston Division.

Jerry is a graduate of Texas A&M who began his career with Ben E. Keith in 1996 as a DSR in the Bryan/College Station area. In 2001, he was promoted to a DSM and then in 2009 was promoted again to the Director of Sales Training and moved to the General Office. In July 2014, Jerry became the newest Assistant General Manager in the Houston Division.

Lou began his career as a CPA in Public Accounting in 1981 after graduating with a BS in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University. Lou has over 30 years of accounting experience, most of which has been in the food industry with the following companies; Nabisco Brands, RTM (Arby’s), Huntington Restaurant Group (Chili’s/Denny’s), and Shamrock Foods. Before joining Ben E Keith Foods in July of 2012, Lou spent ten years with Shamrock Foods as their Controller.

SCOTT DAVISON Assistant General Manager Ben E. Keith Company Scott, a Sam Houston State University graduate with a BS in Agriculture Business, has been with Ben E. Keith since 1995. He has held positions such as District Sales Representative, District Sales Manager, and Branch Manager for the Conroe Sales Office. In 2008, Scott was named an Assistant General Manager.

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MARK HERZOG Director of Purchasing Ben E. Keith Company Mark came to Ben E. Keith in 2007, with 20 years of food service experience, including Operations as well as extensive Purchasing duties. He has also served as a Senior Merchandiser and as a Director of Purchasing before joining Ben E. Keith. Mark began his tenure as the Director of Purchasing in our new Houston Division in 2008.

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SHAUN MCFAUL Operations Manager Ben E. Keith Company Shaun began his Ben E. Keith career in 1999. He has an AA in Business Management. Shaun started his career at the Ben E. Keith Foods division in Amarillo working in several warehouse positions. In 2005 Shaun was promoted to Operations Manager in the Albuquerque Division, Shaun also served as the Safety Manager, DOT Compliance Manager, Transportation Manager and Sanitation Manager while at the

Albuquerque Division. In 2012, Shaun moved to Houston to be the Operations Manager.

JAMES WALLACE Transportation Manager Ben E. Keith Company James began his career in 1994 as a local Route Service Associate for the Dallas/Fort Worth division. He delivered in the Houston and Collage Station markets. As Ben E. Keith grew in the market so did his career. He moved from Route Service Associate to lead RSA then on to be the first supervisor in the Houston market. In 2010, James was named the Transportation Manager for the Houston Division.

DREW SCUDDAY Marketing Manager Ben E. Keith Company Drew joined Ben E. Keith Company in 2007. He has a BBA in Finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Beginning his career at the San Antonio Division, he has held positions as a District Sales Representative, VPT An-


alyst, and Business Development /Marketing Specialist. In 2012, Drew was named the Marketing Manager for the Houston Division.

IRENE GALVAN Credit Manager Ben E. Keith Company Irene began her Ben E Keith career in March 2001. She held the position of Assistant Credit Manager in the San Antonio Division for the past 11 years. In 2012, Irene was named the Credit Manager for the Houston division.

CRAIG VAUGHN Information Systems Manager Ben E. Keith Company Craig joined Ben E. Keith Company in 1998 as an I.S. Support Specialist for the Oklahoma City Division. He transferred to Amarillo to assume the role of I.S. Support Manager in 2003. Craig is a graduate of UCO with a BBA in Management Information Systems. In 2008, Craig was named the I.S. Support Manager for the Houston Division.

Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD Superintendent of Schools was one of the event speakers.

Business Mentors lead FBISD Male Students through Rites of Passage FORT BEND ISD - Preparing male students for life beyond high school was the focus of this year’s Young Men’s Leadership Conference, held December 5 at Minute Maid. Sponsored by Junior Achievement, in conjunction with Fort Bend ISD and Minute Maid, the annual event provided more than 60 male students with a “rites of passage” experience that not only encouraged them to strive for success, but taught them basic life lessons that will help them transition to adulthood. Among the community and business leaders to address the students on life issues were: Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD Superintendent of Schools; Larry Washington and Ouyon Bernard of Junior Achievement, Bruce Flowers of Phillips 66, Jay Barnett of the Me-We Project, and Moriah Chatman of 76. Dr. Dupre shared his background and spoke of the challenges he faced growing up in an orphanage as a child. “I mention this to let you know where I came from and where I am today,” said Dr. Dupre. “I learned early on that education is important to be successful in life. No matter what your circumstances are, you can overcome them and be successful.” Dr. Dupre also encouraged the students to listen to the advice of their parents, teachers, preachers and other adult mentors who have their best interest at heart. “I promise you that in the end, it’s worth it.” Former NFL player and founder of the MeWe Project Jay Barnett delivered a high-energy presentation that provoked laughter and self-reflection among students. In comparing life to boxing, Barnett said, “If you don’t practice and train for life, life will train you.” He spoke of how people can become distracted by negative influences,

but reminded the students to be kings of their actions, language and ambitions. As a parting gift to all seniors attending the conference, Barnett presented them with autographed copies of his book, Finding Our Lost Kings and Queens. In addition to taking part in various presentations, the students also took part in a working lunch where they met one-on-one with a mentor to discuss challenges they are facing in school and in moving forward beyond high school. When asked his thoughts about the conference, Bush High School student Rodolfo Garcia commented, “This was the best event. I am motivated to stay focused in school and become a good, young man.” Garcia also appreciated hearing the speakers’ advice on how to become successful in all areas of life. “Students from Bush High School and Marshall High School did an excellent job of representing what Fort Bend ISD is all about,” said

Patrick Schultz, Assistant Principal at Bush High School. “The young men are leaders on their campuses and serve as role models to their peers.” Pictured (from left to right) are: Bush High School students Cullin Nwaogu and Prince Njoku, speaker Jay Barnett of J. Barnett Enterprise, Larry Washington of Junior Achievement; Bruce Flowers, Phillips 66; and Marshall High School students Rodney Robinson, Gavin Williams and Jacoby Jenkins.

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Grayle James

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President Fort Bend ISD - Position 2 Term Expires - 2015 Grayle James was elected to Position 2 in May 2012. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Secondary Education teaching credentials in mathematics and physical sciences from California State University, Bakersfield. Grayle has volunteered for many years at multiple FBISD schools, and has served as the PTO/PTA President for Lakeview Elementary, First Colony Middle School and Kempner High School. In the past, she has served as PTO/PTA Treasurer and VIPS Coordinator, as well as serving on the FBISD Parent Advisory, Health Advisory and Discipline Advisory committees. Grayle and her husband, David, have three children, who all currently attend or have graduated from FBISD schools.

Dave Rosenthal Vice President Fort Bend ISD - Position 7 Term Expires - 2016 Dave Rosenthal was elected to Position 7 in May 2013. Dave is a geophysicist with a private oil and gas firm in Houston and more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Geological Sciences in 1987 from the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in Geology from the University of Delaware in 1983. Dave and his wife, Joan, have three children, two of which attend

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Jenny Bailey Secretary Fort Bend ISD - Position 6 Term Expires - 2015 Jenny Bailey was elected to Position 6 in May 2012. Jenny worked for the Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (VALIC), a financial firm specializing in teacher retirement annuities, as a manager, project coordinator and research analyst. She also worked for Nova Pension Valuations (NPV) as retirement plan administrator. Jenny received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University of Ohio in 1984. Jenny’s school volunteer experience includes serving on the PTO, fundraising committees, room parent, and a Junior Achievement teacher, providing her numerous opportunities to interact with teachers and parents. Besides being an active volunteer in FBISD, her other volunteer experience includes First Colony Community Association, Fort Bend Boys Choir, Boy Scouts of America, and First United Methodist Church in Missouri City. Jenny and her husband, Bob, have two sons enrolled in FBISD schools. They have been residents in Missouri City since 1998.

Jason Burdine Fort Bend ISD - Position 1 Term Expires - 2017 Jason Burdine was elected to Position 1 in 2014. His family has called Fort Bend their home for the past seven years. He is a graduate

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of Texas A&M University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Education Degree. As an independent contractor with Investment Professionals, Jason has earned numerous accolades for his commitment to exemplary service. He currently partners with a money management firm that specializes in the area of Educational Trusts. In the Fort Bend community, Jason mentors at-risk youth, and serves as a member of the Ridgemont Elementary and Early Childhood Center’s Campus-Based Leadership Team. Other community involvement has included volunteering at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where over the past ten years he has logged a total of 500 volunteer hours. Additionally, he has served on the District Strategic Steering Committee working collaboratively on the Master Facilities Plan for FBISD. Jason has two young children that will be attending Fort Bend ISD schools in the near future.

cations and licenses. KP is currently self-employed as a Board Certified Financial Planner and owns and manages an independent financial planning practice with six other advisors. Since 1999, KP and his wife Sheeba (an FBISD educator) have raised their three children in Sugar Land. One of his children is a recent graduate, and two are currently attending Fort Bend ISD schools. KP took the lead in establishing the Hightower High School Academies’ Booster Club in 2013 and served as its first president. He has also served local Indo-American groups, the Sugar Land Rotary Club, and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the FBISD Parents Advisory Team and State Elections Policy & Affairs Team for State Representative Rick Miller. KP George is very thankful that God has given him the opportunity to live The Dream. Now, he wants to ensure that our children have the necessary tools to achieve their DREAMS, because they are our future.

KP George Fort Bend ISD - Position 5 Term Expires - 2017 KP George was elected to Position 5 in 2014. He grew up in a tiny village in South India. He began his education learning the local language as he walked barefoot to get to school. As he did his homework in his straw hut by the light of a kerosene lamp and helped his parents farm before and after school, KP dreamed of achieving his greatest goal: coming to the land of opportunity and living the American Dream. His hard work propelled him out of the poverty of his hometown. He arrived in the U.S. in 1993 to work for a financial firm, and has since earned multiple financial certifi-

Jim Rice Fort Bend ISD - Position 3 Term Expires - 2016 Jim Rice was elected to Position 3 in 2013 and has previously served as Board President and Board Secretary. He has been a resident of Sugar Land since 1981 and is the president of Rice & Gardner Consultants, an engineering and construction management firm. Jim is an active member of the Boy Scouts of America and is currently serving on the Sam Houston Area Council Board of Directors. He has extensive experience working directly with youth in the Boy Scouts and church, and all three of his sons are


Eagle Scouts. In addition, Jim has served on the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since 2005 and is currently serving a second term as Vice Chair of the Chamber’s Education Division. Jim is also a 2005 graduate of the Fort Bend Chamber’s Leadership Forum Class. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County; the Fort Bend Regional P16 Council, which is dedicated to supporting student achievement; and is co-founder and current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fort Bend Cares - a 501 c(3) charitable foundation. Jim and his wife Mary have raised three sons who graduated from Fort Bend ISD schools.

Kristin K. Tassin Fort Bend ISD - Position 4 Term Expires - 2017 Kristin Tassin was elected to Position 4 in 2014. She has lived in Missouri City for 17 years. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Quantitative Business Analysis (Computer Science option). She also earned her Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Law School. She is currently employed as an attorney at Dry & Tassin and is CoFounder/Director of the charitable organization, Father's Joy. Kristin is a member of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Houston Young Lawyers Association and the Exchange Club of Sugar Land. In 2011, she was named a Texas Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers magazine. Kristin was founding PTO president at Heritage Rose Elementary and has served in that position for three consecutive years. She also served as head of fundraising for three consec-

utive years, as well as on the Campus-Based Leadership Team and numerous other PTO leadership positions. She is a member of the FBISD Parent Advisory Council, member of the FBISD Steering Committee for Facilities Planning and is a Mentor Program volunteer. Kristin and her husband, Shannon, have three children – all of whom attend FBISD schools.

Attend a Fort Bend ISD Board Meetings Fort Bend ISD Board Meetings will generally take place the second Monday of the month to discuss all items that will be considered as part of the agenda at a regular business meeting on the third Monday of the month. The meetings are held in the Board Room of the FBISD Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd., in

Jim Rice

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Sugar Land. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. with Board Recognitions and other Special Meetings that are open to the public. The Board regular business meetings begin at 7 p.m. Called Meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis, although Texas law does allow the Board to call an emergency meeting in a crisis situation. In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board has the privilege to meet privately in closed session to discuss matters related to personnel, student discipline, security, land acquisition or to consult with legal counsel. No action, however, may be taken during a closed session.

Board of Trustee Elections Information

provides an important public service to the Fort Bend community and serves without compensation. In accordance with the Texas Elections Code, Fort Bend ISD calls Board elections for the second Saturday in May of each year. Vacancies occurring after the election are filled by appointment until the next election is conducted. Trustees are elected to three-year terms on a rotating basis. Two are elected each year, one from each side of the district (Position 1, 2 and 3 on the West, and Positions 5, 6 and 7 on the East). Also, every third year, the “at large” Position 4, is elected. The seven Board of Trustees members are voted on by all residents of the district, and represent all residents of the district.

Your Board of Trustees, comprised of seven local citizens, Jason Burdine Dave Rosenthal Grayle James

K.P. George

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FBISD Juniors Learn Importance of Community Service during Session 2 of Leadership Program FORT BEND ISD - Fort Bend ISD high school juniors learned the importance of community service as they completed the second session of this year’s Student Leadership 101 Program. Sponsored by FBISD Board Member Jim Rice, the session gave students the opportunity

rector of Child Advocates of Fort Bend, and staff welcomed the cohorts to CASA House and provided information about the type of services provided through the agency. She also led the students in a role-play exercise that explained the path of a child who enters the system

Students pose with Carolyn Tarver and Jim Rice following presentation. to meet with community leaders to learn about their leadership roles in community volunteerism and of ways they can give back to their community. Jim Rice welcomed the cohorts and told them what to expect during their fieldtrips to CASA House and Bethel Ministries. He also encouraged their civic responsibility by saying, “There’s always someone out there in need of help. The hallmark of a volunteer is finding a way to get your own projects done while finding time to help someone else as well.” Ruthanne Mefford, Executive Di-

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and the various roles performed by volunteers assigned to child abuse cases. Two students performed as victims of child abuse, while others performed as individuals who provide assistance to the children. The students were surprised to learn about all that’s involved in helping abused children. Clements High School junior Raphael Chaumette, who performed as one of the abused children, said the exercise made him feel uncomfortable and sad knowing that actual children have to go through the Child Protective system. He was glad to know

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that they have the help they need through CASA House. Mefford invited the students to join in CASA House’s volunteer efforts, as an individual or as a member of a student group. During their visit to Bethel Ministries, the cohorts had the opportunity to meet with Carolyn Tarver, Founder of Project SMILE, and Becky Torres, Director of Mission Outreach. The two spoke of the services they provide to the community with assistance from generous donors and volunteers. Tarver and Torres help lead a team of volunteers who provide educational services (tutorials, after-school care, and school supplies), holiday meals and Christmas toys to children and families in need of assistance. They began assisting 20 children in 1984, but now assist more than 1,800 children. During the holidays, they partner with area service clubs to provide toys to children through Santa’s Exchange. Tarver admitted that following the loss of her only child, she committed herself to making a living out of making the world a better place. “It’s heartwarming to know that children and their families are thankful to receive something during Christmas,” said Tarver. “We appreciate students like yourself and people in the community for making it possible to support those who are less fortunate.” Torres informed the students of all of the volunteer opportunities available at Bethel Ministries, through the summer Kids Camp, school supply drives, weekly meal services, the after-school program and Santa’s Exchange. “The experience today was really humbling and inspiring,” said Ashley Song of Dulles High School. “I realize that a leader takes initiative and does something about the problems that people are facing within the community. People like me can go out and volunteer to help make the world a better place, even if it’s not on a big scale.”


We’re Building Winning Lives...

The mission of Bishop K.J. Brown Ministries is that through the preaching and teaching of the gospel that a multitude of men, women boys and girls will come to know the Lord Jesus as Savior. We also endeavor to be a source of encouragement, inspiration, information and for those that already know the Lord as Savior and desire to strengthen their relationship with the Lord. Our vision at Bishop K.J. Brown Ministries is to raise up a Church that is a light in the world . Not just the local assembly, but the Body of Christ. We endeavor to be strength for the weary, hope for the worn, healing for the wounded, and encouragement for the well. As we patiently wait for the return of Jesus Christ our Lord.

“God Wants U 2 Win! God has a plan to prosper your life. Trust in God's Ways Listen to God's Voice. Follow God's Instructions. Move Forward in Faith and Win!” -- Bishop K J Brown

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Congratulations to Fort Bend ISD’s 2015 Campus Teachers of the Year!

FORT BEND ISD - Fort Bend ISD congratulates the 2015 Campus Teachers of the Year, who represent each of the District’s 74 campuses. These outstanding educators devote each day to inspiring and equipping our students with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue futures beyond what they can imagine. Selected by their peers, the Campus Teachers of the Year represent the best in their field, and we commend them on their commitment to students and to the field of education.

The 74 FBISD Campus Teachers of the Year (listed by campus) are:

Secondary Schools Austin High School – Jennifer Chong Baines Middle School – Stacy Vinson Bowie Middle School – Ellen Wall Bush High School - Garrett Oakley Clements High School – Lubna Lorena Crockett Middle School – Briquittá Lewis Dulles High School – Marcie Finley Dulles Middle School – Christina Elizabeth Strange Elkins High School – Melissa Owen Ferndell Henry Center for Learning – Melissia Smith First Colony Middle School – Torrey Gragg Fort Settlement Middle School – Kenneth Lee Garcia Middle School – Elizabeth Bennett Hightower High School – Jennifer Harper Hodges Bend Middle School – Amber Grady Kempner High School – Sofia Taitt Lake Olympia Middle School – Nefertitti Washington Marshall High School – Angela Garrett McAuliffe Middle School – Patrick Watson Missouri City Middle School – Dyonna Scott M.R. Wood Center for Learning – Regina Shelton Progressive High School – Rontreall Jedkins Quail Valley Middle School – Nanette Vancampen Ridge Point High School – Dr. Pampa Dutta Sartartia Middle School – Deborah Hansen

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Elementary Schools Armstrong – Ashley Tabor Austin Parkway – Sarah Erschabek Barrington Place – Derrick Black Blue Ridge – Magdalena Noriega-Pini Brazos Bend – Lindsay Kulhanek Briargate – Lun Yé Hygh Burton – Michelle Moore Colony Bend – Rosa Castille Colony Meadows – Sara Smith Commonwealth – Monica Sane Cornerstone – Margaret Murphy Drabek – Michelle Blanchard Dulles – Katherine Hovde Fleming – Christine Keller Glover – Niela Harrison Goodman – Monica Thompson Heritage Rose – Diana Toledo Highlands – Phyllis Ducote Holley – Kenneth Mitchell Hunters Glen – Theresa Grayson Jones – Jody Ball Jordan – Cherlisa Williams Lakeview – Danica Richards Lantern Lane – Carolyn Sabahi Lexington Creek – LaQuita Sanders Meadows – Donna Rosenfeld Mission Bend – Melissa Alderfer Mission Glen – James Lee Mission West – Jennifer Callis Oakland – Janet Lavong Oyster Creek – Melanie Hines Palmer – Connie Hall Parks – Kelly Brown-Debose Pecan Grove – Megan Perez Quail Valley – Ruby Portugal Ridgegate – Tonisha Johnson Ridgemont – Lennox Jones Scanlan Oaks – Lisa Walker Schiff – Kimberly Harrington Seguin – Dawn Harris Settlers Way – Amanda Faulkner Sienna Crossing – Lucy Le Sugar Mill – Josie Barrios Townewest – Lori Buhner Walker Station – Janet Robb


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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

A tradition of valor... 3816 Caroline Street Houston, Texas 77004 Contact: (713)942-8920 The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM) a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution was founded in the year 2000 by a Vietnam veteran and African American military historian, Captain Paul J. Matthews. The museum’s Historian is Dr. Franklin D.B. Jackson, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran. Currently, Major Charles Williams, Historian and former member of the United States Army, serves as the Museum’s Chief Docent. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is a proud member of the Houston Museum District. We are the only Museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the AfricanAmerican soldier, in the United States of America. The museum is also a proud member of the Greater Houston Conventions and Visitors Bureau, and the Greater Houston Partnership.

Exhibit Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Free Admission on Thursday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM General Admission: $10.00 per adult $5.00 per student(including college W/ID), Senior 60-older, military, children 5-under-FREE

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A FEW 2014 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONTRACTS AWARDED

January 02, 2014

CONTRACTS NAVY General Electric, Lynn, Mass., was awarded a $572,500,000 three-year performance based logistics requirements contract, for the repair, replacement, and program support for 17 F414 engine (F/A18 E, F and EA-18G aircraft) components. Work will be performed at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla. (60 percent) and Lynn, Mass. (40 percent), and work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2016. No contract funds will be obligated at the time of award. No contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00383-14-D-001M). (Awarded on Dec. 30, 2013) BAE Systems, Land & Armaments L.P., Minneapolis, Minn., was awarded a $19,273,217 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5314), to exercise options for fiscal 2014 MK 41 vertical launching system canister production requirements. Production requirements

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discusses his resignation during a news conference with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 24, 2014. Hagel will continue to serve as defense secretary until a successor is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. will include 89 MK 21 MOD 3 (SM-6) canisters, coding plug assemblies, explosive bolts, and impulse cartridge assemblies. Work will be performed in Aberdeen, S.D. (87 percent) and Minneapolis, Minn. (13 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2016. Fiscal 2014 weapons procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $19,273,217 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. (Awarded on Dec. 31, 2013) Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training, Moorestown, N.J., was awarded a $14,432,389 firm-fixed-price delivery order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the produc-

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tion of one Mission Signal Processor equipment suite and two array simulator cabinets in support of the Aegis Training and Readiness Center. Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J., (59 percent), Clearwater, Fla., (40 percent), and Akron, Ohio, (1 percent) and is expected to be completed by November 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Other procurement, Navy funding in the amount of $14,432,389 will be obligated at time of award. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity (N0002412-G-5123-0014). Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $12,083,976 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract


(N00019-12-C-0043) for the procurement of 11 AN/APR-39D(V)2 test assets for various naval aviation platforms, including testing support and travel costs. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Ill., and is expected to be completed in January 2015. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 aircraft procurement, Navy contract funds in the amount of $12,083,976 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, Md., is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Baltimore, Md., was awarded a $9,710,890 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C5302) for MK 41 Vertical Launching System AEGIS Modernization module electronics production. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md. (12 percent); Clearwater, Fla. (48 percent); Mt. Laurel, Pa. (16 percent); Lewisburg, Tenn. (24 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2015. Fiscal 2013 other procurement, Navy, fiscal 2013 and 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $9,710,890 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $401,781 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. (Awarded on Dec. 31, 2013)

ARMY Caduceus Healthcare Inc, Atlanta, Ga., was awarded a $19,751,538 firm-fixedprice contract for 35 certified registered nurse anesthetists. Funding will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is Dec. 31, 2015. Work will be performed at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Bids were solicited via the web with eighteen received. Army Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is the contracting activity (W81K00-13-D-0009).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., has been awarded a maximum

$14,352,600 firm-fixed-price contract for helicopter bearing assembly spindle. This contract is a sole source acquisition. Location of performance is Connecticut with a Dec. 31, 2018 performance completion date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, Va., (SPRPA1-11-G-001Y).

AIR FORCE Ball Aerospace & Technologies, Systems Engineering Solutions, Albuquerque, N.M., has been awarded a $9,133,111 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Advanced Laser Effects Research branch (ALTER) to advance the state-of the-art of laser damage testing and target system vulnerability to laser weapons. The deliverables for this task include: beam train design documentation, test layout design and documentation, test hardware fabrication, test diagnostic instrumentation, raw data collection and documentation, test reports in the form of monthly technical status reports as required for test operations; and incidental programming or software developed during the test analysis and experimentation. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., and is expected to be completed on Jan. 13, 2017. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition advertised on Federal Business Opportunities, and four offers were received. Fiscal 2013 research and development funds in the amount of $731,000 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory Lasers Branch, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., is the contracting activity (FA9451-14-C-0313). ***CORRECTION: The contract to Komada LLC, announced Dec 31, 2013, did not have the correct city and state of the contractor. The correct announcement should read: Komada, LLC, Marysville, Calif., has been awarded a $15,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirements (SABER) to provide construction for simplified, multi-trade construction at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Work performed includes a broad range of maintenance, repair, alteration and minor construction on real property valued at less than $750,000. Work will be performed at Beale AFB, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31,

2014. This is a single source award and is the result of a competitive acquisition in which an open market of offers were solicited and eleven offers were received. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance funds will be obligated with the first task order. The 9th Contracting Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA4686-14-D-0002).

February 03, 2014

CONTRACTS NAVY Armag Corp., Bardstown, Ky., is being awarded a $49,971,770 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for pre-engineered/pre-fabricated deployable standard steel armories, forward operating base armories, portable steel storage magazines, earth covered magazines, watertight magazines and associated optional features. These items serve as standalone high security storage facilities for conventional small arms, ammunition and explosives. It is anticipated that the arms, ammunition and explosives programs of various government activities will be supported through this contract. The contract also includes on-site installation support. Work will be performed in Bardstown, Ky., and is expected to be completed by January 2019. Fiscal 2014 operation and maintenance Army Reserve funding in the amount of $54,236 will be obligated at time of award, and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-14-D-GQ35). The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $42,179,054 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0019) for the procurement of aircraft armament equipment for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft, including jumper bundles, pylons, and bomb racks. Work will be performed in Meza, Ariz. (71 percent) and St. Louis, Mo. (29 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2018. Fiscal 2013 aircraft procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $42,179,054 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

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DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Sklar Instruments Corp.*, West Chester, Pa., has been awarded a maximum $41,426,795 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for various medical and surgical components including dental equipment and supplies. This contract is a competitive acquisition and four offers were received. Location of performance is Pennsylvania with a Feb. 2, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 warstopper funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.; (SPE2D0-14-D-0002). Avfuel Corp.*, Ann Arbor, Mich., has been awarded a maximum $12,058,113 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for into-plane fuel. This contract is a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Locations of performance are Michigan and Idaho with a March 31, 2018 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2018 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.; (SP0600-14-D-0060). O.E.S., Inc.,* Wainwright, Alaska, has been awarded a maximum $8,566,833 modification (P00032) exercising the third option year on a one-year base contract (SP3300-10-C-0037) with four one-year option periods for facility maintenance and repair for warehouse and distribution support services. This is a fixed-price, incentive-firm-target contract with cost-reimbursement and labor-hour line items. Locations of performance are Alaska and California with a Jan. 31, 2016 performance completion date. Using military service is federal civilian agency. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, New Cumberland, Pa.

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ARMY Cray Inc.*, Seattle, Wash., was awarded a $21,800,000 modification (P0001) to contract W912DY-13-G-0022 to acquire balanced, commercially available, production-grade high performance computing systems to conduct complex, largescale scientific calculations at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory DoD Supercomputing Resource Center. Fiscal 2013 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $21,800,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is July 28, 2018. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson, Air Force Base, Ohio. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity. Cray Inc.*, Seattle, Wash. was awarded a $21,800,000 modification (P0002) to contract W912DY-13-G-0022 to acquire balanced, commercially available, production-grade high performance computing systems to conduct complex, large-scale scientific calculations at U.S. Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Fiscal 2013 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $21,800,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is July 28, 2018. Work will be performed at the Stennis Space Center, Miss.. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin Corp., Newtown, Pa., has been awarded a $14,430,612 fixedprice-incentive-firm modification (P00006) for an existing contract (FA8807-13-C0002) for GPS III long lead material for space vehicles 07 and 08. The contract modification provides for the acquisition of long lead material under the basic contract. Work will be performed predominantly in Clifton, N.J., and is expected to be completed by June 2015. Fiscal 2013 missile procurement funds in the amount of $14,430,612 are being obligated at time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center Global Positioning Systems Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity. *Small Business **Small, Disadvantaged, In HubZone Business

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March 04, 2014

CONTRACTS ARMY Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz. was awarded a $1,156,446,681 modification (P00007) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0055 for full rate production of the AH-64E Apache helicopter, seventy-two remanufactured helicopter systems, ten new helicopter systems, and for refreshing five crew trainers , refurbishing one crew trainer, and integrated logistics support, peculiar ground support equipment, initial spares, over and above, and engineering studies. Fiscal 2013other procurement funds in the amount of $380,043,678 and fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $494,322,830 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is June 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. Torch Technologies, Inc., Huntsville, Ala. was awarded a $70,997,405 costplus-fixed-fee contract for missile element simulation which will enhance and maintain the current suite of missile modeling simulation, hardware-in-the-loop and prototype development facilities. Funding and work performance location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is Feb. 11, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. is the contracting activity (W31P4Q14-D-0017). DRS Tactical Systems Inc., Melbourne, Fla. was awarded a $12,596,227 firm-fixed-price contract for improved platform integration kits for the M777A2 and M119A3 howitzer. Funding and work performance location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is Feb. 27, 2019. One bid was solicited with six received. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-D-0036).

NAVY Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $1,294,817,351 modification to previously


awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2116) to continue construction preparation efforts and provide the ability to procure additional material and advance construction activities for CVN 79. Huntington Ingalls Inc. will provide all services and material in preparation for construction of CVN 79 including necessary research studies; engineering; design; related development efforts; advance planning; advance procurement for detail design and procurement of material; advance construction; life cycle support; logistics data and other data to support the anticipated fiscal year 2015 contract award of the detail design and construction of CVN 79. The modification allows continuation of ongoing planning, construction and material procurement that are aligned with the optimal build plan for the ship, and it affords an opportunity for the shipbuilder to incorporate further construction process improvements into the construction plan. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by October 2017. Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy ($69,724,812) and Fiscal 2014 research, development, test & evaluation ($1,200,000) funding in the amount of $70,924,812 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. Lockheed Martin Corp., Liverpool, N.Y., is being awarded a $16,237,711 firmfixed-price contract for the procurement of specialized test equipment and associated technical data packages and adapters required to perform testing of line replacement modules for the E-2D AN/APY-9 radar system. Work will be performed in Liverpool, N.Y., and is expected to be completed in February 2017. Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $16,237,711 are being obligated on this award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, N.J., is the contracting activity (N68335-14-C-0145). Lockheed Martin Corp. Owego, N.Y. is being awarded $10,630,597 for firm-fixedprice delivery order 7048 against a previously awarded firm-fixed-price long term contract (N00383-09-D-021F) for the repair of 13 items in support of the MultiMode Radar System, and the Electronic Measurement System for the H-60R Heli-

copter. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y., and work is expected to be completed by March 2015. Fiscal 2014 Navy working capital funds in the amount of 10,501,093 and Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $129,504 will be obligated at the time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1). The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Atlantic Diving Supply doing business as ADS Inc.,* Virginia Beach, Va., has been awarded a maximum $776,000,000 fixed-price with economicprice-adjustment contract for the procurement of commercial type construction equipment. This contract is a competitive acquisition, and eighteen offers were received. This contract is one of up to ten contracts being issued against solicitation number SPM8EC-11-R-0003 and with requirements that specifically call for construction equipment within the product line and will be competed amongst other contractors who receive a contract under this solicitation. This is a five-year base contract. Locations of performance are Virginia, Iowa, North Dakota, Kansas and Georgia with a Mar. 2, 2019 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPE8EC-14-D-0013). Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, Ark., has been awarded a maximum $444,000,000 fixed-price with economicprice-adjustment contract for commercial chicken items. This contract is a competitive acquisition, and nine offers were received. This is a three-year base contract. Locations of performance are Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina and Mississippi with a March 3, 2017 performance completion date. Subsistence overseas prime vendors will order from this contract in

support of overseas military customers. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., (SPM300-14-D-4002). West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Eatontown, N.J., has been awarded a maximum $70,947,789 modification (P00062) exercising the first option year on a one-year base contract (SPM2D0-07-D0004) with nine one-year option periods for various pharmaceutical products. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is New Jersey with a Feb. 26, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 war-stopper funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. I Solutions Direct Inc., Fort Washington, Pa., has been awarded a maximum $68,724,679 modification (P00101) exercising the third option year on a two-year base contract (SPM8E5-10-D-0004) with three one-year option periods for carbon steel bar, sheet, and plate materials. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Pennsylvania with a Mar. 3, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Whippany, N.J., has been awarded a maximum $49,375,502 modification (P00008) exercising the second option year on a one-year base contract (SPM2D0-12-D-0002) with seven one-year option periods for various pharmaceutical products. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is New Jersey with a Mar. 5, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 war-stopper funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

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Admiral Metals Servicenter Inc.,* Woburn, Mass., has been awarded a maximum $47,801,294 modification (P00101) exercising the third option year on a two-year base contract (SPM8E5-10D-0001) with three one-year option periods for steel alloy, stainless steel, bar, sheet, and plate materials. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinitedelivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Massachusetts with a Mar. 3, 2014 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. I Solutions Direct Inc., Fort Washington, Pa., has been awarded a maximum $46,641,107 modification (P00101) exercising the third option year on a two-year base contract (SPM8E5-10-D-0002) with three one-year option periods for carbon steel bar, sheet, and plate materials. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Pennsylvania with a Mar. 2, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. TW Metals, Carol Stream, Ill., has been awarded a maximum $43,478,335 modification (P00101) exercising the third option year on a two-year base contract (SPM8E5-10-D-0003) with three one-year option periods for various carbon steel bar and plate materials. This is a fixed-price with economic-price adjustment, indefinitedelivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Illinois with a Mar. 3, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. Charleston Aluminum LLC,* Gaston, S.C., has been awarded a maximum $35,363,758 modification (P00101) exercising the third option year on a two-year

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base contract (SPM8E5-10-D-0006) with three one-year option periods for carbon steel bar, sheet, and plate materials. This is a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Location of performance is South Carolina with a Mar. 7, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. Short Bark Industries, Inc.,** Vonore, Tenn., has been awarded a maximum $23,339,900 modification (P00102) exercising the first option year on a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-13-D-1030) with four one-year option periods for various types of Permethrin Army Combat Uniform coats. This is a firm-fixed-price contract. Locations of performance are Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and Mississippi with a Mar. 4, 2015 performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. Universal Sodexho, Tacoma, Wash., has been awarded a maximum $10,800,000 modification (P00027) exercising the fifth bridge contract on a twoyear base contract (SPM500-05-D-BP07) with three one-year option periods for maintenance, repair and operations supplies for the Korea Region. This is a firmfixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Location of performance is Washington with a June 30, 2014 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

AIR FORCE DLT Solutions, LLC, Herndon, Va., has been awarded a $45,973,106 delivery order (6K15) on an existing firmfixed-price, blanket purchase agreement (W91QUZ-06-A-0002) for software maintenance and support for perpetual enterprise Oracle software licenses

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used throughout the Air Force and the U.S. Transportation Command. Work will be performed at Herndon, Va., and is expected to be completed March 31, 2014. Fiscal 2014 research and development, operations and maintenance, TRANSCOM Working Capital funds in the amount of $10,454,875 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/HIK, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Ala., is the contracting activity. *Small Business **HUBZone

April 01, 2014

CONTRACTS AIR FORCE The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a maximum $80,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, for Joint Direct Attack Munitions technical support for studies and analysis, product improvement, upgrades, integration (including, but not limited to, software integration, aircraft integration, and associated hardware) and testing. Work will be performed in Missouri with an expected completion date of March 31, 2019. Fiscal 2014 Air Force procurement funds in the amount of $4,141,039 and fiscal 2014 Navy operations and maintenance funds in amount $145,000 will be obligated at time of award. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/EBDK, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-14-D-0028).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Petroleum Traders Corp.,* Fort Wayne, Ind., has been awarded a maximum $66,882,605 fixed-price with economicprice-adjustment contract for fuel. This is a competitive acquisition, and 34 offers were


received. This is a three-year base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Indiana with an April 30, 2017 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2017 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-14-D-8509). Dennis K. Burke Inc.,** Chelsea, Mass., has been awarded a maximum $65,282,707 fixed-price with economicprice-adjustment contract for fuel. This is a competitive acquisition, and 34 offers were received. This is a three-year base contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut with a March 31, 2017 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Air National Guard, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2017 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-14-D-8521). Allied Tube & Conduit, Harvey, Ill., (SPE8E6-14-D-0002); Cobra Systems,** Bloomington, N.Y., (SPE8E6-14-D-0003); Iris Kim,** Hampton, Va., (SPE8E6-14-D0004), have been awarded a maximum $41,000,000 fixed-price with economicprice-adjustment, indefinite-quantity contract for concertina barbed tape. This is a two-year base contract with three one-year option periods. This contract is a competitive acquisition, and five offers were received. Locations of performance are Illinois, New York, and Virginia with an April 1, 2019 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Defense Logistics Agency. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. Global Montello Group,** Waltham, Mass., has been awarded a maximum $36,202,002 fixed-price with economicprice-adjustment contract for fuel. This is a competitive acquisition, and 34 offers were received. This is a three-year base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Massachusetts with a March 31, 2017 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and federal civilian agen-

cies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2017 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-14-D-8533). Sprague Operating Resources LLC,** White Plains, N.Y., has been awarded a maximum $34,898,134 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for fuel. This is a competitive acquisition, and 34 offers were received. This is a threeyear base contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maine with a March 31, 2017 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2017 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-14-D-8528). Air Liquide Industrial US LP, Houston, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $25,310,221 firm-fixed-price contract for gaseous nitrogen. This is a competitive acquisition, and one offer was received. This is a five-year base contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Texas and California with an April 30, 2019 performance completion date. Using services are federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, San Antonio, Texas, (SPE601-14-D-1516). Brasseler USA,** Savannah, Ga., has been awarded a maximum $22,335,309 modification (P00003) exercising the second option period on a one-year base contract (SPM2DE-12-D-7458) with four one-year option periods for distribution of general dental supplies. This is a fixedprice with economic-price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Georgia with an April 8, 2015 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa. Indigo Energy Partners LLC,** Alpharetta, Ga., has been awarded a maximum $20,745,146 fixed-price with

economic-price-adjustment contract for fuel. This is a competitive acquisition, and 34 offers were received. This is a threeyear base contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Georgia and Pennsylvania with a March 31, 2017 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Air National Guard, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2017 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-14-D-8526). Naughton Energy Corp.,** Pocono Pines, Pa., has been awarded a maximum $18,217,525 fixed-price with economicprice-adjustment contract for fuel. This is a competitive acquisition, and thirty-four offers were received. This is a three-year base contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Pennsylvania and New York with an April 30, 2017 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2017 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-14-D-0238). Mansfield Oil Co.,** Gainesville, Ga., has been awarded a maximum $14,541,401 fixed-price with economicprice-adjustment contract for fuel. This is a competitive acquisition, and 34 offers were received. This is a three-year base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Georgia with a March 31, 2017 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2017 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-14-D-8530). Riggins Oil,** Vineland, N.J., has been awarded a maximum $9,735,913 fixedprice with economic-price-adjustment contract for fuel. This is a competitive acquisition, and 34 offers were received. This is a three-year base contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are New Jersey and Pennsylvania with a March 31, 2017 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2017 defense working capi-

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tal funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-14-D-8531). Talley Petroleum Enterprises Inc.,** Grantville, Pa., has been awarded a maximum $9,504,864 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for fuel. This is a competitive acquisition, and thirty-four offers were received. This is a three-year base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Pennsylvania with a March 31, 2017 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Air National Guard, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2017 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.; (SP0600-14-D-8527). Foster Fuels Inc.,** Brookneal, Va., has been awarded a maximum $8,268,245 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for fuel. This is a competitive acquisition, and 34 offers were received. This is a three-year base contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Virginia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont with an April 30, 2017 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2017 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-14-D-8505).

NAVY URS Federal Inc., Germantown, Md. (N00189-12-D-Z016); Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC, Sterling, Va. (N0018912-D-Z017); Technical Software Services Inc.,* Pensacola, Fla. (N00189-12-D-Z018); Camber Corp., Huntsville, Ala. (N00189-12D-Z019); General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va. (N00189-12-DZ020); Northrop Grumman Corp., Herndon, Va. (N00189-12-D-Z021); Logistic Services International Inc., Jacksonville, Fla. (N00189-12-D-Z022); Sonalysts Inc., Waterford, Conn. (N00189-12-D-Z023); and Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, San Diego, Calif. (N00189-12-D-Z024), are being awarded modifications under previously awarded multiple award contracts to exercise option two of the contracts pursuant to contract clause FAR 52.217-9, option to extend the term of the contract. The

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contracts provide education training products and services for the Naval Education Training Command in conjunction with Naval Education Training and Professional Development and Technology Center which works to educate Navy sailors in a variety of ways. The maximum contract value, for option two, for all nine contracts combined, is $33,079,710. These nine contractors will compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contracts. No funding will be obligated with the exercise of the option, and therefore none of the funding will expire before the end of the current fiscal year. Funding will be provided on individual task orders issued against the contracts during the period of the option. Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla. (90 percent) and the other 10 percent will be performed at the contractors' locations. Work is expected to be completed April 30, 2015. The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $21,319,984 cost-plus-fixed-fee, level of effort, completion type contract to provide the United Kingdom (UK) with engineering and technical support services and deliverable materials for the UK Trident II Missile System. This contract provides for, but is not limited to, technical planning, direction, coordination, and control to assure that UK fleet ballistic missile program requirements are identified and integrated to support planned milestone schedules and emergent requirements, re-entry systems UK resident technical support, operational support hardware, and UK-unique common missile compartment/UK successor support. Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, Calif. (76.4 percent); Cape Canaveral, Fla. (12.5 percent); Coulport, Scotland. (4.4 percent); Aldermaston, England (3.3 percent); St. Mary’s, Ga. (2 percent); Silverdale, Wash. (less than 1 percent), Campbell, Calif. (less than 1 percent), Denver, Colo. (less than 1 percent), other U.S. cities (less than 1 percent); and Italy (various cities) (less than 1 percent), with an expected level-of-effort completion date of March 31, 2015 and deliverable items completion date of June 30, 2016. United Kingdom contract funds are being obligated in the amount of $21,319,984. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was a sole-source acquisition pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(4). The Department of the Navy, Strategic Systems Programs Office, is the contracting activity (N00030-14-C-0028).

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Progeny Systems Corp.,** Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $9,589,064 cost-plusfixed-fee contract for engineering and technical services in support of the Navy’s AN/UYQ-100 Undersea Warfare Decision Support System. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $55,567,452. Work will be performed in Manassas, Va. (67 percent); Patuxent River, Md. (12 percent); Gig Harbor, Wash. (7 percent); Middletown, R.I. (6 percent); Norfolk, Va. (4 percent); and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (4 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2015. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 research, development, test and evaluation; fiscal 2014 other procurement, Navy and fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy funding in the amount of $6,877,411 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $183,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-5. This contract is being awarded as a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research effort, under the Small Business Innovative Development Act of 1982. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-14-C-5209). Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Ill., is being awarded $7,354,035 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7006 under a previously awarded contract (N00383-12D-011N) for repair of the V-22 Osprey aircraft constant frequency generator. Work will be performed in Rockville, Ill., and is expected to be completed in September 2016. Fiscal 2014 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $7,554,035 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

ARMY Alessi Keyes Construction, North Little Rock, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0001); AMR Construction LLC, Little Rock, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0002); Oren Atchley Co., Inc., Fort Smith, Ark. (W912JF-14-D0003); BES Design/Build LLC, Fairhope, Ala. (W912JF-14-D-0004); Beshears Construction Inc., Fort Smith, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0005); C&M Contractors Inc., Doniphan, Mo. (W912JF-14-D0006); Charpie Construction Co., Inc., Hopkinsville, Ky. (W912JF-14-D-0007);


CWR Construction Inc., North Little Rock, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0008); DAV Construction Co., Sherwood, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0009); Flynco Inc., Little Rock, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0010); Haralson Property Resources LLC, Memphis, Tenn. (W912JF-14-D-0011); Hernandez Consulting LLC, New Orleans, La. (W912JF-14-D-0012); HGL Construction, Midwest City, Okla. (W912JF-14-D0013); Hollon Contracting LLC, Dothan, Ala. (W912JF-14-D-0014); J&S Construction Company Inc., Cookeville, Tenn. (W912JF-14-D-0015); Jack Helms Construction Co., Fort Smith, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0016); Jack Morgan Construction, England, Ark. (W912JF-14-D0017); Jane Construction LLC, Ozark, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0018); K&E Construction Inc., South Beebe, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0019); LJB Construction Inc., Rogers, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0020); Lobina Construction, Hot Springs, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0021); McCormick Asphalt Paving & Excavation, Ozark, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0022); Precise Concrete Works LLC, Memphis, Tenn. (W912JF14-D-0023); Primestar Construction Corp., Dallas, Texas (W912JF-14-D0024); RHI Inc., West Haven, Utah (W912JF-14-D-0025); Roederer Construction Inc., LaGrange, Ky. (W912JF14-D-0026); Ross Sparks Builders, Little Rock, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0027); Structural Systems Inc., Fort Smith, Ark. (W912JF-14-D-0028); Wilkins Construction, North Little Rock, Ark. (W912JF-14D-0029), were awarded a $20,000,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the sustainment/repair and maintenance of National Guard military construction projects at Little Rock Air Force Base, Camp Joseph T. Robinson, and Fort Smith Regional Airport. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is March 31, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 29 received. All contractors in this announcement are small businesses. National Guard Bureau, North Little Rock, Ark., is the contracting activity. Tower Industries Inc., Greenville, Wis., was awarded a $6,598,704 modification (P00013) to contract W52P1J-12C-0051 to acquire 500-pound practice bombs. Fiscal 2014 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $7,258,574 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Dec. 30, 2015. Work will be performed in Greenville, Wis. Army Contracting Com-

mand, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., is the contracting activity.

WASHINGTON HEADQUARTERS SERVICES SAIC/LEIDOS Inc, Reston, Va., is being awarded a $9,499,534 modification (P00019) to firm-fixed-price contract (HQ0034-11-A-0013-0001) for professional engineering services to support the warfare area of developmental, test and evaluation. Work will be performed in Reston, Va. The expected completion date is March 31, 2015. Fiscal 2014 research and development funds are being obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via Federal Business Opportunities with seven proposals received. Washington Headquaters Services, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity. Logistics Management Institute, McLean, Va., is being awarded a $7,031,240 modification (P00037) to firmfixed-price contract (HQ0034-10-F-0075) for technical support to Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. Work will be performed in Arlington, Falls Church and Alexandria, Va. The expected completion date is Feb. 28, 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance funds are being obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured, with two proposals received. Washington Headquarters Services, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity. *Veteran Owned Small Business **Small Business

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CONTRACTS NAVY Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Herndon, Virginia (N00189-14-DZ012); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (N00189-14-D-Z014); Capstone

Corp., Alexandria, Virginia (N00189-14-DZ015); Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia (N00189-14-DZ016); Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc., Bethesda, Maryland (N00189-14-D-Z017); General Dynamics Information Technology, Needham, Massachusetts (N00189-14-D-Z018); MacAulayBrown Inc., Dayton, Ohio (N00189-14-D-Z019) are being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to the Joint Force Development program continuously adaptive support for training and real-world operations by offering varying combinations of education (academics), training assessment, experimentation (warfighting solutions), and infrastructure as the foundation of learning. The total estimated value for the seven contracts combined is $876,934,815. These seven contractors shall compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contracts. Work will be performed at various contractor facilities (86 percent) and at government facilities (14 percent) as task orders are determined. Work is expected to be completed by April 30, 2019. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, defense appropriations funds in the amount of $210,000 will be obligated at the time of award, and funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. The requirement was competitively procured through full and open competition and solicited through the Federal Business Opportunities website, with eight offers received in response to this solicitation. NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the contracting activity. Armtec Countermeasures Co., Coachella, California, is being awarded $29,900,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinitequantity delivery order contract for the manufacture of the simulator, flare, and SM-875/ALE. The SM-875B/ALE is a training flare which can be used to familiarize pilots and ordnance technicians with operational use and handling of decoy flares. Work will be performed at East Camden, Arkansas, and work is expected to be completed by April 2017. Fiscal 2014 procurement of ammunition Navy and Marine Corps funds in the amount of $10,676,945 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with two offers received in response to the solicitation. The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Me-

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chanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00104-14-D-K064). Shell Marine Products US, Houston, Texas, is being awarded a $14,953,192 modification under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00033-13-D-8020) with firm-fixedprice delivery orders to exercise a one-year option for the supply and related services of lubricant oil products for the Engineering Directorate of the Military Sealift Command and other government agencies in need of lubricant oil supplies and related services. Work will be performed worldwide and is expected to be completed May 4, 2015. If all options are exercised, work will continue through May 2018. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Working capital funds in the amount of $14,953,192 will be obligated in fiscal 2014 on the individual delivery orders are they are issued, and will expire at the end of this current fiscal year. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $10,833,670 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development and integration of a Multi Capability Pod (MCAP) onto the MQ-8C, including the purchase of two MCAPS and one MCAP Mass Model. The MCAP provides multiple electronic warfare sensors for employment in the littorals. Work will be performed in Rancho Bernardo, California (59 percent); Chantilly, Virginia (40 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2015. Fiscal 2013 research, development, test and evaluation, Defense-wide and fiscal 2013 procurement, Defense-wide funds in the amount of $10,833,670 are being obligated at time of award, $4,219,667 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N0001914-C-0011). InSynergy Engineering Inc.*, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a maximum amount $7,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for architect-engineer services for various utility systems and energy studies at various locations under the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific area of responsibility

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(AOR). The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, electrical utility system studies, mechanical utility system studies, civil utility system studies and engineering and mapping services for various projects with associated multi-discipline architect-engineer support services. No task orders are being issued at this time. Work will be performed at various installations within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR. The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of May 2019. Navy working capital funds in the amount of $10,000 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with 11 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N62742-14-D-0101).

ARMY Onopa/Dorado Joint Venture II*, Sanford, Florida (W912P8-14-D-0014); Conquistador Dorado, Joint Venture*, Sanford, Florida (W912P8-14-D-0015); Xpert’s Inc.*, San Juan, Puerto Rico (W912P8-14D-0016); Coastal/QRI Joint Venture*, New Orleans, Louisiana (W912P8-14-D-0017); TFR Enterprise Inc.*, Leander, Texas (W912P8-14-D-0018); TFR Enterprise Inc.*, Leander, Texas (W912P8-14-D0019); will share a $580,000,000 firmfixed-price contract for advanced contracting initiative debris management services for the United States and its territories (small business set-aside). Funding and performance locations will be determined with each order. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 21 received. Estimated completion date is May 1, 2019. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, Louisiana, is the contracting activity. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $27,345,564 firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract for point-of-presence A-Kits (maximum quantity 111) and soldier network extension AKits (maximum quantity 525). A-Kits are a critical component of the network vehicle integration upgrade for the MRAP A-ATV. Funding and work performance location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is April 29, 2017. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 13 received. Army Contracting Command, Warren Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-14-D-0065).

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IBIS TEK LLC*, Butler, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $17,990,222 modification (P00007) to contract W56HZV-13-C-0036 to exercise option one to purchase armored 58-gallon and 78-gallon B-Kits for the family of medium tactical vehicles. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $8,289,182; fiscal 2013 in the amount of $8,269,709; and fiscal 2012 in the amount of $1,431,331 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion dated is Feb. 27, 2015. Work will be performed in Butler, Pennsylvania. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity. Blinderman Construction Co., Inc.*, Chicago, Illinois, was awarded an $11,356,438 firm-fixed-price contract with options for the renovation of Historical Building 211, Fort Riley, Kansas. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $11,356,438 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Dec. 2, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 14 received. Work will be performed at Fort Riley, Kansas. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, Missouri is the contracting activity (W912DQ-14-C-4004). National Technologies Associates Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $6,567,668 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering/logistics and acquisition logistics support services to the V-22 Joint Program Office. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $3,751,515 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is April 30, 2017. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Patuxent, Maryland. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-C-0049).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Tullahoma Industries LLC.,** Tullahoma, Tennessee, has been awarded a maximum $59,389,738 modification (P00105) exercising the first option period on a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-13-


D-1050) with four one-year option periods for three types of permethrin Army combat uniform trousers. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Tennessee, Alabama, and North Carolina with a May 6, 2015 performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. *Small Business **Small Business in HUBZone

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CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, has been awarded a $914,699,474 fixedprice-incentive-firm, cost-reimbursable and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering, manufacturing and development, production and deployment for the Space Fence program. Work will be performed at Moorestown, New Jersey, and Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of Marshall Islands. The contractor will have 52 months after contract award to reach initial operational capability. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $415,000,000 are being obligated at time of award. The contract was competitively procured with two bids received. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/HBQK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts is the contracting activity (FA8709-14-C-0001). Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $298,000,044 firm-fixed-price and costplus-fixed-fee modification (P00002) for FA8705-13-C-0005 for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminals (FAB-T) Command Post Terminals (CPT) Production program. As a result of this down-select decision, low rate initial production, full rate production and interim contractor support contract options may be exercised to deliver FAB-T CPT-Only Terminals. The Phase 2 production contract options for LRIP, FRP, and ICS may be

exercised after completion of Milestone C. Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts and Largo, Florida. Fiscal 2013 through 2019 aircraft and other procurement funds are programmed for this effort, with $31,274 being obligated at time of award. Two bids were solicited and two received. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/HNSK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity. L-3 Communications, Platform Integration Division, Waco, Texas, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $41,500,000 undefinitized contract action for the procurement and modification of four Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft, training and spares in support of the counterterrorism efforts in Yemen. Work will be performed at Waco, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2015. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition, and is 100 percent foreign military sales for Yemen. The 645 AESG/WIJK, WrightPatterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-14-C-3020). The Garrett Container Systems, Accident, Maryland, has been awarded a $37,174,689 indefinite-delivery/indefinitequantity contract for Defensor Fortis - Load Carrying System 2 Kits and Accessories. This contract includes 36 distinctive pieces of equipment that all security forces personnel utilize on a daily basis, including Rifleman Kits, Team Leader Kits, M-203 Grenadiers Kits, M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon Gunner Kits, M-240 Machine Gunner Kits, Military Working Dog Kits and Multi-Mission Kits. Work will be performed at Accident, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2019. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and all offerors were solicited using Federal Business Opportunities; three offers were received. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,000 are being obligated at time of award. The 771st Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8054-14-D-0004).

NAVY General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $20,745,556 modification to previously awarded cost-plusaward-fee contract (N00024-13-C-4404) for USS Boxer (LHD 4) fiscal 2014 phased maintenance availability. A phased maintenance availability includes the planning

and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities. Work will be performed in San Diego, and is expected to be completed by December 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Navy) and fiscal 2014 working capital (Navy) funding in the amount of $20,745,556 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $20,745,556 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity. Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $13,228,560 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to the previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C2128) for procurement of Common Missile Compartment material. The contractor will be purchasing various long lead time parts to support the manufacture of the Common Missile Compartment for the Ohio Replacement Program. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (37 percent) and the United Kingdom (63 percent) under the foreign military sales program. Work will be performed in Groton, and is scheduled to be completed by December 2017. Fiscal 2011 FMS and fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $13,228,560 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Groton, Connecticut, is the contracting activity. S.T. Wooten Corp. Inc., Wilson, North Carolina, is being awarded $9,975,000 for firm-fixed-price task order 0003 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-13-D-5245) for repairing various areas of runways 23R and 14L at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point. The work to be performed provides for the repair of deteriorated bituminous concrete at various locations on the airfield using asphalt concrete milling/overlay and sealcoating to extend the useful life of the airfield pavements. Work will be performed in Havelock, North Carolina, and is expected to be completed by March 2016. Fiscal 2014 operation and maintenance (Marine Corps) contract funds in the amount of $9,975,000 are being obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Facilities Engineering and Design Command, Cherry Point, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.

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ARMY Northrop Grumman, Herndon, Virginia was awarded a $6,990,140 modification (P00039) to contract W31P4Q-12-C-0029 to acquire Rocket Artillery Mortar Warn Equipment for 2-44 Air Defense Artillery fielding six platoons. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $6,990,140 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Nov. 3, 2014. This contract involved foreign military sales to Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY UPDATE: Kalmar RT Center, Cibolo, Texas (SPE8EC-14-D-0019) has been added as an awardee to the multiple award contract #SPM8EC-12-D-0001 announced Jan. 24, 2012.

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CONTRACTS NAVY L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $151,365,660 indefinitedelivery requirements contract to provide organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance and logistics services in support of approximately 200 T-45 aircraft based at Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi; NAS Kingsville, Texas; NAS Pensacola, Florida; and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Logistics services to be provided include sustaining engineering, supply and government property management, and procurement of associated parts and materials. Work will be performed in Kingsville, Texas (48 percent); Meridian, Mississippi (44 percent); Pensacola, Florida (7 percent); and Patuxent River, Maryland (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2015. Contract funds will not be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for

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proposals; four offers were received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-14-D-0011). Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a $19,990,000 unpriced-letter contract for long-lead material and the labor, planning and scheduling necessary to support the fiscal 2015 Trident II D-5 missile production schedule. Work will be performed at Sunnyvale, California, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2014 weapons procurement (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $19,990,000 are being obligated at time of award. The contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was a sole source acquisition pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). Strategic Systems Program, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00030-14-C-0100). Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,481,100 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support services to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) in the areas of training and education; engineering; program and financial management; plans and programs; communications, command, control, computers and intelligence (C4I); naval operations; manpower and personnel management; technical support; logistics and supply; English language training; special studies and management. This contract contains options, which if exercised will bring the contract value to $37,264,370. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia (90 percent), Washington, District of Columbia (5 percent), and Pensacola, Florida area (5 percent), and work is expected to be completed by July 31, 2015. If all options are exercised, work will continue through July 31, 2017. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $4,800,000 will be obligated at the time of award and these funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received in response to the solicitation. NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N0018914-C-Z039). Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication, Inc., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $9,093,866 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-12-C-

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4400 for repair and modernization of USS Shoup (DDG 86). For modernization, typical work performed may include ship alterations, blasting, painting, and surface preparation for complete or touch preservation of the underwater hull, freeboard, struts, rudders, running gear, ground tackle and sea chest, as well as various interior tanks. Work will be performed in Everett, Washington, and is expected to be completed by December 2014. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $9,093,866 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Center Facility, Northwest Regional Maintenance Center, Bremerton, Washington, is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE Universal Technology Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $100,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development. The goal of this contract is to provide the Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory/RQ, with research in three core technology areas of propulsion research which are aircraft gas turbine engines; energy, aerospace power and thermal management; and advanced propulsion. The effort will include research in internal combustion engines, propulsion safety and affordable readiness, advanced instrumentation, improved materials, power management and distribution, fuels research, innovative high speed propulsion concepts and integration of high speed aerospace engines with air vehicles, weapons, and launch vehicles. Work will be performed in Dayton, Ohio, and WrightPatterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by June 26, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive Broad Agency Announcement, BAA-12-06PKP, in which two offers were received. Fiscal 2014 research and development funds in the amount of $25,000 are being obligated at time of award to the first task order (0001). Fiscal 2014 research and development funds in the amount of $277,750 are being obligated at time of award to the second task order (0002). Fiscal 2014 research and development funds in the amount of $10,000 are being obligated at time of award to the third task order (0003). AFRL/RQKPA, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-2411).


University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $100,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinitequantity contract for research and development. The goal of this contract is to provide the Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory/RQ, with research in three core technology areas of propulsion research which are aircraft gas turbine engines; energy, aerospace power and thermal management; and advanced propulsion. The effort will include research in internal combustion engines, propulsion safety and affordable readiness, advanced instrumentation, improved materials, power management and distribution, fuels research, innovative high speed propulsion concepts and integration of high speed aerospace engines with air vehicles, weapons, and launch vehicles. Work will be performed in Dayton, Ohio and WrightPatterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by June 26, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive Broad Agency Announcement, BAA-12-06PKP, in which two offers were received. Fiscal 2014 research and development funds in the amount of $10,000 are being obligated at time of award to the first task order (0001).The contracting activity is AFRL/RQKPA, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-2412). Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $12,932,500 firm-fixed-price modification (P00004) to contract FA880613-C-0001 for the Hybrid site upgrade at Vandenberg Tracking Station B-Side. The Core Hybrid contract is an approach the government is taking in order to upgrade the remaining sides of the eight Air Force Satellite Control Network sites. The Core Hybrid will modernize the electronics with each of the sites and integrate those electronics with the existing Antenna. The work will be performed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2017. Fiscal 2013 other procurement funds in the amount of $12,932,500 are being obligated at time of award. The cumulative face value of this contract is $38,932,500. Space and Missile Systems Center/Range and Network Systems Directorate, Los Angeles AFB, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity. Northrop Grumman Information Technology Inc. Defense Group, McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $9,240,820 modification (Q615-04) for FA8771-04-D0004 for services in support of the Product

Data Systems Data Management and Migration Support Program. The contractor will continue data system support for the Joint Engineering Data Management Information and Control System, Parts Configuration Management System, and Technical Data-Product Data Management System systems. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $37,866,840.00. The contract modification provides for the exercise of an option for the continuation of services for six months. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2014. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance and materiel support division funds in the amount of $9,240,820 are being obligated at time of award. This option is multiyear. Air Force Sustainment Center/PZIOA-R, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

ARMY Ageiss, Inc,* Evergreen, Colorado (W9126G-14-D-0007); Labat Environmental, Inc.,* Bellevue, Nebraska (W9126G14-D-0008); Potomac-Hudson Engineering,* Gaithersburg, Maryland (W9126G-14-D-0009); and Stell Environmental Enterprise, Inc.,* Elverson, Pennsylvania (W9126G-14-D-0010), were awarded a $22,000,000 firm- fixed- price indefinite- delivery/indefinite- quantity contract for environmental consulting services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwest, Fort Worth District, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 12 received. Funding and exact work location will be determined with each order. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth, Texas, is the contracting activity. Deutschmark Express,* Charlestown, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0002); Sherrick Construction,* Tennessee (W912L9-14-D-0003); Synergid Commercial,* Fort Wayne, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0004); Graves Plumbing,* Switz City, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0005); Roederer Construction,* La Grange, Kentucky (W912L9-14-D-0006); Charpie Construction,* Chicago, Illinois (W912L9-14-D-0007); Dunlap and Co.,* Columbus, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0008); Sycamore Engineering,* Terre Haute, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0009); Strebig Construction,* Fort Wayne, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0010); Patterson Horth,* Indianapolis, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0011); Industrial Maintenance & Construction Services,* Munster, Indiana (W912L9-14-D0012); LD Docsa,* Kalamazoo, Michigan

(W912L9-14-D-0013); AML, Inc.,* Floyds Knobs, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0014); Nuvo Construction,* Milwaukee, Wisconsin (W912L9-14-D-0015); Wycliffe Enterprises,* Louisville, Kentucky (W912L9-14-D-0016); Driftwood Builders,* Columbus, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0017); Fetters Construction,* Auburn, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0018); Veterans Construction Services,* Livonia, Michigan (W912L9-14-D-0019); Valiant Construction,* Louisville, Kentucky (W912L9-14-D-0020); Avantti Builders Group,* Milwaukee, Wisconsin (W912L914-D-0021); Krempp Construction,* Jasper, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0022); Building Associates,* Bloomington, Indiana (W912L914-D-0023); R.E. Crosby,* Fort Wayne, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0024); JDH Contracting,* Plainfield, Indiana (W912L9-14-D0025); Davis & Associates,* Indianapolis, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0026); CMS Corp.,* Bargersville, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0027); Hannig Construction,* Terre Haute, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0028); Koetter Construction,* Floyds Knobs, Indiana (W912L9-14-D0029); Maven Construction,* Odon, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0030); Bruns-Gutzwiller,* Batesville, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0031); Sunco Construction,* Mooresville, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0032); Kings Trucking,* Seymour, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0033); CDI Inc.,* Terre Haute, Indiana (W912L9-14-D0034); Hal-PE,* Covington, Kentucky (W912L9-14-D-0035); K&T Construction,* Franklin, Ohio (W912L9-14-D-0036); JDM LLC,* Rolling Meadows, Illinois (W912L914-D-0037); DC Design Construction,* St. Louis, Missouri (W912L9-14-D-0038); Integrated Environmental Solutions, Crestwood, Illinois (W912L9-14-D-0039); IMR Development Corp.,* Hollywood, Florida (W912L914-D-0040); TJB Air Conditioning,* Sebring, Florida (W912L9-14-D-0041); Ohio Paving & Construction Co.;* Willoughby, Ohio (W912L9-14-D-0042); Puente Construction Enterprises,* Woodbury, New Jersey (W912L9-14-D-0043); Timus Nasco,* Jacksonville, Florida (W912L9-14-D-0044); Northwind Engineering,* Shelocta, Pennsylvania (W912L9-14-D-0045); TMG Services,* Cleveland, Ohio (W912L9-14-D-0046); MKS Inc.,* Fort Wayne, Indiana (W912L9-14-D0047); Hamilton Hunter Builders,* Fort Wayne, Indiana (W912L9-14-D-0048); J&B Builders,* St. Charles, Illinois (W912L9-14D-0049); Coburn Contractors,* Montgomery, Alabama (W912L9-14-D-0050), were awarded a $30,000,000 firm- fixed- price multiple award indefinite- delivery/indefinitequantity contract for sustainment/repair and maintenance, and military construction projects for the National Guard. Work will be performed in Indiana at Camp Atterbury,

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Mascatatuck Urban Training Center, Jefferson Proving Ground, Terre Haute and Fort Wayne, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 59 received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. National Guard Bureau, Indianapolis, Indiana, is the contracting activity. Howard W. Pence*, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, was awarded a $16,301,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of one, two-story classroom facility and two, three-story dormitories on a reinforced concrete foundation and concrete floor slab consisting of approximately 46,871 square feet. Work will be performed in Louisville, Tennessee, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2016. Bids were solicited via the internet with seven received. Fiscalyear 2010 ‘Military Construction’ funds in the amount of $815,357; and fiscal-year 2014 ‘Military Construction funds in the amount of $15,485,642 are being obligated at the time of the award. National Guard Bureau – Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee, is the contracting activity (W912L7-14-C-0004).

WASHINGTON HEADQUARTERS SERVICES Analytic Services Inc., Falls Church, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,490,089 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (HQ0034-12-A0003) to provide the following support to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics: medical program support; physical program support; planning, programming, budgeting, and executing ,and financial support; international and interagency strategic relations support; science and technology support; and operations and administrative support. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $6,490,089 are being obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured, with three proposals received. Washington Headquarters Services, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity. *Small business

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CONTRACTS SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND Exelis, Inc., Clifton, New Jersey, is being awarded a $190,000,000 indefinitedelivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide Suite of Integrated Radio Frequency Countermeasure components and related services for the Technology Applications program office and CV-22 program offices. The majority of the work will be performed in Clifton, New Jersey. This contract has a five-year base period and a three-year incentive award period. Ordering periods will end on July 30, 2019. Individual task orders will be funded with operations and maintenance or procurement appropriations under the appropriate fiscal year. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $8,618,657 are being obligated at time of award on the first task order. This contract was a not competitively procured in accordance with FAR 6.302-1. U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity (H92241-14-D-0006).

NAVY Baldi Bros., Inc.*, Beaumont, California (N62473-14-D-0064); CJW Construction, Inc.*, Santa Ana, California (N62473-14-D-0065); Granite Construction Company, Watsonville, California (N62473-14-D-0066); Marathon Construction Corporation*, Lakeside, California (N62473-14-D-0067); and Reyes Construction, Inc., Pomona, California (N62473-14-D-0068), are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract for new construction, repair and renovation of heavy horizontal and civil engineering construction projects at various locations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest area of responsibility (AOR). Types of projects may include, but are not limited to: outdoor shooting and combat

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training ranges and terrains, canals and channels, dams and embankments, bridges, erosion control and stormwater management, landfills, ammunition/weapons magazines, irrigation and landscaping, recreational fields and parks, and tunneling and horizontal directional drilling. The combined maximum dollar value for all five contracts, including the base period and four option years, is $99,000,000. No task orders are being issued at this time. All work on these contracts will be performed within the NAVFAC Southwest AOR including, but not limited to, California (80 percent); Arizona (16 percent); Nevada (1 percent); Utah (1 percent); Colorado (1 percent); and New Mexico (1 percent). The terms of the contracts are not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of August 2019. Fiscal 2014 operation and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $25,000 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured as full and open unrestricted procurement with a Historically Underutilized Business Zone price evaluation preference in accordance with FAR 52.219-4, and a reserve to two or more small businesses, via the Federal Business Opportunities website with 19 proposals received. These five contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contracts. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity. Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a $49,646,289 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for fiscal 2014 advance planning to prepare and make ready for the defueling work on USS George Washington (CVN 73). This effort will provide for advanced planning, ship checks, design, documentation, engineering, procurement, fabrication and preliminary shipyard or support facility work to prepare for the defueling work. Work will be performed in Newport News, Virginia, and is expected to completed by July 2015. Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $49,646,289 will be obligated at the time of the award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-14-C-2111).


MicroPact, Inc.,* Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,989,520 indefinitedelivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Naval Justice Information System (NJIS). The NJIS will provide enterprise support for the United States Navy and Marine Corps criminal justice community’s case management and reporting requirements. The NJIS program will enable end-to-end case management and incident reporting capabilities for the law enforcement, investigations, command actions, corrections and judicial actions communities, with implementation and configuration of the program in a two-phase approach. This program includes the replacement and retirement of the Consolidated Law Enforcement Operations Center, Corrections Management Information and Case Management systems, as well as the migration of all legacy data from those systems into the NJIS database. Work will be performed in Quantico, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 2, 2019. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated as individual task orders are issued. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with full and open competition proposals solicited via the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities and SPAWAR e-Commerce Central websites, with 11 offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, California, awarded the contract on behalf of its organizational partner, the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (N00039-14-D-0004). Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,798,915 firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursement, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for services in support of the Contracted Air Services program, which provides contractor-owned and operated Type III high subsonic and Type IV supersonic aircraft to U.S. Navy fleet customers for a wide variety of airborne threat simulation capabilities. This provides for training shipboard and aircraft squadron weapon systems operators and aircrew. Work will be performed in Newport News, Virginia (45 percent); Point Mugu, California (35 percent); and various locations outside the continental United States (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2014. Fiscal year 2014 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,856,845 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-14-D-0010). Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $7,467,820 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024 13 C-5407) for Standard Missile-6 lifetime buy of obsolete material components. This contract modification will incorporate requirements for lifetime buys of SM-6 obsolete components and will mitigate the risk of redesign efforts. Work will be performed in Malaga, Spain (67 percent); Melville, New York (19 percent); Camden, Arkansas (5 percent); Dallas, Texas (4 percent); Sandy Hook, Connecticut (2 percent); Los Alamitos, California (2 percent); Wilmington, Massachusetts (less than 1 percent); Austin, Texas (less than 1 percent); and is expected to be completed by December 2014. Fiscal 2012, 2013and 2014 weapons procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $7,467,820 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $5,992,165 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

ARMY Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded a $45,037,719 cost-plusfixed-fee contract to reset and upgrade up to 800 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV). Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $38,727,860, and fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $6,309,859, are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan is the contracting activity (W56HZV-14-C-0094). The Atlantic Group,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $9,000,000 firm-fixedprice, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity single award task order contract for engineer surveying and mapping of shallow water habitat, floodplain changes and vegetation cover at various nationwide locations. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 27

received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Nebraska is the contracting activity (W9128F-14-D-0003). Kutta Technologies, Inc.,* Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded a $9,000,000 costplus-fixed-fee contract for the Synergistic Unmanned Manned Intelligent Teaming Mission Tasking System. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with a completion date of Sept. 1, 2017. One bid was solicited with one received. Army Contracting Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia is the contracting activity (W911W6-14-D-0001). Hesco Bastion, Inc.,* North Charleston, South Carolina, was awarded a $8,792,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with options, for partially textile-lined gabion baskets, refurbishment of partially textile-lined gabion baskets, and technical advisory services for the National Flood Fight Center, Rock Island, Illinois. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with a completion date of Dec. 31, 2017. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island, Illinois is the contracting activity (W912EK-14-D-0001). Ichor Medical Systems, Inc.,* San Diego, California, was awarded a $8,640,535 cost-plus-fixed- fee multiyear contract for the development and clinical assessment of a DNA-based antibody delivery platform for passive immunoprophylaxis. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2018. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 100 received. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,824,961 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina is the contracting activity (W911NF-14-C-0001).

AIR FORCE Alion Science and Technology Corp., Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $10,027,721 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0067) on the AMMTIAC indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity cost-plus-fixed-fee sole-source (FA4600-06-D-0003) for nanotechnology development and technology transfer. AMMTIAC will provide technical, engineering, and expertise in nanotechnol-

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ogy applications in materials, manufacturing and testing of interest to the military. The work will be performed at Rome, New York, and Crane, Indiana, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 29, 2016. Department of Defense working capital funds in the amount of $20,000 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity. *Small business

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CONTRACTS ARMY Science Application International Corporation,* McLean, Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0001); Battelle Memorial Institute,* Columbus, Ohio (W91CRB-11D-0002); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean,Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0003); Exelis Inc., Alexandria, Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0004); Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Herndon, Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0005); Wintec Arrowmaker, Inc.,* Washington, Maryland (W91CRB-11-D-0006); and Technical and Project Engineering, LLC, Alexandria, Virginia (W91CRB-11-D-0007), were awarded a $150,000,000 cost-plus-fixedfee modification to increase the contract ceiling for a previously awarded multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support the Army Research Lab’s increased mission requirements; this is the third award and raises the contract ceiling to $630,000,000. Work and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 6, 2015. Army Contracting Command, Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity. Watts Constructors, LLC., Honolulu, Hawaii, was awarded a $38,914,500 firmfixed-price contract for a satellite communications earth terminal station facility. Fiscal 2014 military construction (Army) funds in the amount of $38,914,500 were obligated at the time of the award. Work will be performed in San Miguel, California, with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2016. Bids were solicited via the Internet with six received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento, California, is the

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contracting activity (W9128-14-C-0040). The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $12,102,856 modification (P00013) for engineering services to support the engineering directorate on the work statement Advanced Weapon System and Manufacturing Technologies. Work and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 8, 2015. Bids were solicited and one received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-12-D-0011). HDR Engineering, Inc., Claremont, California, was awarded a $9,999,900 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for cathodic protection and corrosion control, at various locations worldwide. This contract awards a one year cathodic protection plan with options for up to two additional periods. Work and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 1, 2017. Bids were solicited via the Internet with six received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity (W912HP-14-D-0023). Bristol Engineering Services Corporation,* Anchorage, Alaska (W912DW-13-D-1015); Cherokee General Corporation,* Federal Way, Washington (W912DW-13-D-1016); CKY, Inc.,* San Pedro, California (W912DW-13-D-1017); Macro-Z-Technology,* Santa Ana, California (W912DW-13D-1018); and Nordic Industries, Inc.,* Olivehurst, California (W912DW-13-D1019), were awarded a $9,800,000 modification number (P0001) to exercise option period one on a multiple award task order contract for design-build and horizontal construction work. This work will be performed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle district, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Northwestern division boundaries. Work and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 4, 2015. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle, Washington, is the contracting activity. BAE Systems Ordnance Systems Inc., Kingsport, Tennessee, was awarded a $9,653,246 modification (P00547) to contract DAAA09-98-E-0006 for a facility use contract requirement for installation of additional anoxic treatment capacity in Building 221, Phase 1. Fiscal 2014 (other) Army funds in the amount of $9,653,246 were obligated at the time of the award. Work will be performed in

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Kingsport, Tennessee, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2017. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity. Heeter*, Spencer, West Virginia was awarded $9,620,766 modification (P00004) to contract W91237-12-C-0006 to exercise option seven for Bluestone Dam safety assurance- Phase 4, anchors, Hinton, West Virginia. This contract will involve the installation of 278 anchors in Bluestone Dam. Fiscal 2014 (other) Army funds in the amount of $9,620,766 were obligated at the time of the award. Work will be performed in Hinton, West Virginia, with an estimated completion of Oct. 16, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, West Virginia, is the contracting activity. A-T Solutions, Inc, Fredericksburg, Virginia, was awarded a $9,016,253 modification (P00005) to contract W911QX-12-C-0174 for freedom of maneuver for the Afghan national security forces programs. These programs will develop and assess a spiral development and prototyping approach to expedite integration of technical and operational information. These programs will also integrate tactical training and technologies for host nation forces that support counter-improvised explosive devices operations in Afghanistan. Fiscal 2013 (other) Army funds in the amount of $9,016,253 were obligated at the time of the award. Work will be performed in Afghanistan ($7,573,652; 84 percent) and Fredericksburg, Virginia ($1,442,600; 16 percent), with an estimated completion date of March 29, 2015. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Propper International, Inc., Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $124,470,982 modification (P00107) exercising the first option period on a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-13-D-1062), with two one-year option periods. This is a firm-fixed-price contract for modular lightweight load car-


rying equipment. Location of performance is Puerto Rico with a Sept. 5, 2015, performance completion date. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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14-G-0019) for non-recurring efforts for software modifications required for MH-60 Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS II) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast enhancements, including integration of the TAWS II software into the 2018 product line. These services are in support of the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia and Denmark. Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed in October 2017. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy), 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy) and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $8,353,021 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($8,395,805; 95 percent); and the governments of Denmark ($392,585; 4 percent); and Australia ($90,645; 1 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Enhancement and Re-engining program. The contract modification is for the supply of the C-5 RERP Lot 7 readiness spares package. Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $9,519,633 are being obligated at time of award. Work will be performed at Marietta, Georgia, and is expected to be completed by January 2017. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

AH/BC NAVY JV, LLC, Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a maximum amount $50,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, architect-engineering contract for architectural and engineering services for Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act Environmental Compliance Engineering Support for Navy, Marine Corps and other Department of Defense installations and federal agencies within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic area of responsibility (AOR) world-wide. Task order 0001 is being awarded at $116,802 for Water Purveyor Drinking Systems Source and Produced Water Surface Water Treatment Rules Monitoring Gap Analysis at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy. Work on this task order is expected to be completed by December 2015. All work on this contract will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps facilities and other defense installations and federal agencies within the NAVFAC Atlantic AOR world-wide including, but not limited to, California (25 percent), Europe (20 percent), Southwest Asia (10 percent), Virginia (10 percent), North Carolina (10 percent), Florida (10 percent), North Africa (5 percent), Washington, District of Columbia (5 percent), and Maryland (5 percent). The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of September 2019. Fiscal 2014 operation and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $116,802 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with six proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N62470-14-D-9022).

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Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $8,879,035 for delivery order 4001 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded a $9,519,633 fixed-price modification (P00257) on existing contract FA8625-07-C-6471 for the C-5 Reliability

Three teams and six individual airlines have been awarded nine indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contracts for international airlift

Total Concepts of Design Inc., Scottsburg, Indiana, is being awarded a $6,762,400 firm-fixed-price, indefinitedelivery/indefinite-quantity contract for MK 3 MOD 0 and MK 12 MOD 1 metal material handling pallets used to transport different types of munitions in support of U.S. Navy and U.S. Army mission requirements. Work will be performed in Scottsburg, Indiana, and is expected to be completed by September 2019. Fiscal 2012 procurement of ammunition (Navy and Marine Corps) and fiscal 2014 ammunition procurement (Army) contract funds in the amount of $91,461 will be obligated at the time of contract award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-14-D-JR05).

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems of Woburn, Massachusetts is being awarded a $53,252,500 contract modification (P00023) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plusfixed-fee contract (HQ0147-12-C-0006). This contract modification is for the production of an ANTPY-2 Float Cooling Equipment Unit #2, Float Electronic Equipment Unit #2, Spares, Reliability Improvements, and Mission Assurance. Work will be performed in Woburn, Massachusetts with an expected completion date of December 2016. Fiscal 2014 procurement funds in the amount of $53,252,500 are being obligated at time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama is the contracting activity. *Small business

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services. The three teams are: Federal Express Charter Programs Team Arrangement, Memphis, Tennessee, which includes: American Airlines, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas; Atlas Air, Inc., Purchase, New York; Delta Air Lines, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; FedEx Charters, Memphis, Tennessee; Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., Purchase, New York; and US Airways, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona (HTC711-15-DCC01). Miami Air International, Inc. doing business as Miami Air Team, Miami, Florida, which includes: Miami Air International, Inc.,* Miami, Florida, and MN Airlines, LLC, doing business as Sun Country Airlines,* Mendota Heights, Minnesota (HTC711-15-D-CC02). Patriot Team, Tulsa, Oklahoma, which includes: ABX Air,* Wilmington, Ohio; Air Transportation International, Inc.,* Wilmington, Ohio; JetBlue Airways Corporation, Long Island City, New York; Kalitta Air, LLC,* Ypsilanti, Michigan; Northern Air Cargo, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska; Omni Air International, Inc.,* Tulsa, Oklahoma; Sky Lease I, Inc.,* Greensboro, North Carolina; Southern Air, Inc.,* Norwalk, Connecticut; United Airlines, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Illinois; and United Parcel Service Co., Louisville, Kentucky (HTC711-15-D-CC03). Individual airlines are: Allegiant Air, LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada (HTC711-15-D-CC04); Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii (HTC71115-D-CC05); Lynden Air Cargo, LLC, Anchorage, Alaska (HTC711-15-D-CC06); National Air Cargo Group, Inc., doing business as National Airlines,* Orlando, Florida (HTC711-15-D-CC07); Southwest Airlines Co., Dallas, Texas (HTC711-15-D-CC08); and Alaska Airlines, Inc., Seattle, Washington (HTC711-15-D-CC09). The total cumulative face value of the program is $441,000,000. Work will be performed at worldwide locations as specified on each individual task order, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2015. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 transportation working capital funds to be obligated on individual task orders. The U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity. Twenty companies have each been awarded a contract modification exercising option period one on the indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, fixed-price contracts for domestic charter airlift services. They are: United Airlines, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Illinois (HTC71114-D-CC05); MN Airlines, LLC, doing business as Sun Country Airlines,* Mendota Heights, Minnesota (HTC711-14-D-CC06);

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Allegiant Air, LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada (HTC711-14-D-CC07); Sierra Pacific Airlines, Inc.,* Tucson, Arizona (HTC711-14D-CC08); Southwest Airlines Co., Dallas, Texas (HTC711-14-D-CC09); Miami Air International, Inc.,* Miami, Florida (HTC71114-D-CC10); National Air Cargo Group, doing business as National Airlines, Orlando,* Florida (HTC711-14-D-CC11); Omni Air International, Inc.,* Tulsa, Oklahoma (HTC711-14-D-CC12); Atlas Air, Inc., Purchase, New York (HTC711-14-DCC13); Delta Air Lines, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia (HTC711-14-D-CC14); Lynden Air Cargo, LLC, Anchorage, Alaska (HTC71114-D-CC15); Northern Air Cargo, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska (HTC711-14-D-CC16); Tatonduk Outfitters Ltd, doing business as Everts Air Cargo,* Fairbanks, Alaska (HTC711-14-D-CC17); United Parcel Service Co., Louisville, Kentucky (HTC711-14D-CC18); Federal Express Corporation, Memphis, Tennessee (HTC711-14-DCC19); Flightworks, Inc.,* Kennesaw, Georgia (HTC711-14-D-CC20); Kalitta Charters, LLC,* Ypsilanti, Michigan (HTC711-14-D-CC21); Phoenix Air Group, Inc.,* Cartersville, Georgia (HTC711-14-DCC22); Berry Aviation, Inc.,* San Marcos, Texas (HTC711-14-D-CC23); and East Coast Flight Services, Inc.,* Easton, Maryland (HTC711-14-D-CC24). The total cumulative face value of the program is $104,065,064. Work will be performed in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, as specified on each individual order, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2015. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 transportation working capital funds to be obligated on individual task orders. The U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity. Paragon Technology Group, Inc., Shiloh, Illinois, is being awarded a $10,718,398 labor hour modification (P00030) to previously awarded task order (HTC711-12-F-D015) to fund option period two for program management office support for U.S. Transportation Command. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $31,652,282 from $20,933,884. This contract modification will provide for support and integration across all disciplines within acquisition program management in support of assigned acquisition programs and services acquisitions. The disciplines include, but are not limited to: program control, resource management, requirements management, configuration management, test and evaluation, systems engineering,

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security engineering, program management support, risk management, information technology administrative support, acquisition support, and integration of all the disciplines. Work will be performed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2015. Fiscal 2015 transportation working capital fund operating, fiscal 2015 transportation working capital fund, fiscal 2015 non-IT operating, fiscal 2015 Defense Health program operating, and fiscal 2015 Air Force operations and maintenance funding in the amount of $10,718,398, will be obligated at the time of the modification. The U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity. Harris IT Services Corporation, Dulles, Virginia, has been awarded a $10,230,116 (estimated) fixed-price, labor hour, and cost task order modification (34) to previously awarded contract W91QUZ07-D-0001-6S02 to exercise option period three for customer services support: service delivery. This modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $35,562,332 (estimated) from $25,332,216. This contract action will provide continued support for selected command, control, communications, and computer systems, and support functions to include exercise and contingency operations support, Web support, test center support, network infrastructure engineering and support, command and control and business systems support, application support, and information protection and event analysis support. Work will be performed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2015 transportation working capital fund operating, fiscal 2015 Air Force operations and maintenance, fiscal 2015 Defense Health program funds and fiscal 2015 Office of the Secretary of Defense operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $10,230,116 (estimated), are being obligated at time of award. Contract funds will expire at the end of fiscal 2015. The U. S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity. Agile Defense, Inc.,* Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,851,570 fixed-price, labor hour, and cost task order modification (P00038) to previously awarded contract HTC711-11-F-D051 to exercise option period three. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the task order to $40,077,398 from $30,225,828.


This modification provides for continued support for Corporate Services Support: service support help desk and desktop customer support; audio-visual/video teleconference support; hardware management and maintenance; special command, control, communications and computer systems (C4) support; and information assurance information protection support. The contract contains tasks for the contractor to provide non-personal services for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and U.S. Transportation Command help desk and desk top customer support; senior management support; telephone support services; IA policy and certification and accreditation; and lifecycle support for C4 infrastructure. Work will be performed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2015. Fiscal 2015 transportation working capital fund operating, and fiscal 2015 transportation working capital funds in the amount of $9,851,570, are being obligated at time of award. Contract funds will expire at the end of fiscal 2015. The U. S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Leidos, Inc., McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,567,134 cost-plus-award-fee task order modification (41) for a six-month extension to previously awarded contract task order (HC1028-08-D-2025-6S01). The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $58,309,029 from $50,741,895. The extension will provide business process management services in support of U.S. Transportation Command’s Agile Transportation for the 21st Century (AT21) program. Work will be performed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and is expected to be completed March 31, 2015. Fiscal 2015 Transportation Working Capital Funds in the amount of $4,919,142, fiscal 2015 transportation working capital funds operations funds in the amount of $1,199,340; fiscal 2014 and 2015 research, development test and evaluation funds in the amount of $698,000; and fiscal 2015 nonIT operations funds in the amount of $750,652, are expected to be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will expire at the end of fiscal 2015. The U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman, Herndon, Virginia is being awarded a $9,436,628 modification (P00024) to previously awarded contract (HTC711-12-F-D048) to exercise the first option period on a one-year base contract, with two one-year option periods, for the Joint Distribution Process Analysis Center. This is a fixed-price contract that provides support for the JDPAC for work for the global deployment and distribution network and infrastructure assessments, analytically driven operational courses of action, joint capability analysis to inform programmatic decisions, systems integration and data management, Joint Deployment Distribution Enterprise analysis/global distribution performance assessment, and future transformation analysis. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $26,705,250 from $17,268,622. Work will be performed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2015. Fiscal 2015 transportation working capital funds, Distribution Process Owner, Agile Transportation for the 21st Century funds, and Defense-wide appropriations operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $9,436,628, will be obligated at time of award. The U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Tapestry Solutions Inc., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $7,213,653 fixed-price, labor hour, and cost contract modification (P00007) to previously awarded contract HTC711-13-C-D006 to exercise option period one. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $15,641,997 from $8,428,344. This contract award will provide continued support for the Integrated Computerized Deployment System (ICODES): Contract level and project management support, ICODES sustainment, configuration management support, information assurance support and help-desk support service. The contract contains tasks for the contractor to provide non-personal services for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and U.S. Transportation Command. Work will be performed at San Diego, California, and Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2015. Fiscal 2015 transportation working capital fund operating funds in the amount of $7,213,653 are being obligated at time of award. Contract funds will expire at the end of fiscal 2015. The U. S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, has been awarded a $306,133,056 definitive contract for Global Hawk contractor logistic services and sustainment III. Contractor will provide contractor logistics support of the Global Hawk fielded weapon system, to include providing material and services for planning, operations and maintenance support. Work will be performed at San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2015. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $73,496,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8528-15-C-0003). DynCorp International, LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $42,527,352 modification to exercise an option (A00085) to a previously awarded contract (FA3002-09-C-0024) for aircraft maintenance services. Contractor will provide T-6, T-38 Unit Pilot Training and T-38 Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals aircraft maintenance services. Work will be performed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,543,945 are being obligated at the time of award. The 82nd Contracting Squadron, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded a $32,978,097 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00301) to previously awarded contract FA8625-07-C-6471 for C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program Lot 6. Work will be performed at Marietta, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 10, 2017. Fiscal year 2012 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $9,893,429 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Sept. 30, 2014). Defense Support Services LLC, Marlton, New Jersey, has been awarded a $19,420,540 modification to exercise an option (A00082) to previously awarded contract FA3002-09-C0003 for civil engineering services. Work will be performed at Sheppard Air Force

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Base, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2018. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,652,643 are being obligated at the time of award. 82nd Contracting Squadron, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-09-C-0003). L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, has been awarded a $12,336,919 modification to exercise option A00053 to previously awarded contract FA3002-11-C-0001 for trainer maintenance services. Work will be performed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, and Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2015. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,028,076 are being obligated at the time of award. The 82nd Contracting Squadron, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, is the contracting activity. PKL Services Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $10,674,189 modification (P00019) to previously awarded contract FA4879-12-C-2004 for Republic of Singapore aircraft maintenance and operation services. Contractor will provide personnel, supervision and services necessary to maintain Republic of Singapore Air Force C-15SG and U.S. Air Force F15E aircraft based with the 366th Maintenance Group at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Work will be performed at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2017. This contract is 100-percent foreign military sales. The 366th Contracting Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, is the contracting activity (FA4879-12-C-2004).

NAVY B.L. Harbert International, LLC, Birmingham, Alabama, is being awarded an $18,387,380 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of unaccompanied housing at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The proposed new construction will contain 65 units, each housing up to four persons, with a total capacity of 260 persons. The building and site design will be austere in design and comply with the most current Camp Lemonnier master plan and installation appearance plan. Work will be performed in Djibouti, Africa, and is expected to be completed by May 2016. Fiscal 2014 military

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construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $18,387,380 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with 25 proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N62470-15-C-5000). BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $17,295,249 cost-plusfixed-fee contract to provide services for ongoing supply support and to provide assistance to Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) as it migrates many SSP-unique supply processes and automated systems to a standard Navy system using the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning application. This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the contract value to a maximum dollar value of $71,775,446. Work will be performed primarily in St. Mary’s, Georgia (49.6 percent); Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (29.4 percent); Rockville, Maryland (16.3 percent); Silverdale, Washington (2.1 percent); Portsmouth, Virginia (1 percent); Fairfax, Virginia (1 percent); and Bridgewater, Virginia (0.6 percent), with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2015. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $13,956,088; fiscal 2015 United Kingdom funds in the amount of $3,045,690; and fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $293,471, are being obligated subject to the availability of funds. Contract funds in the amount of $13,956,088 will expire at the end of fiscal 2015. This contract was a sole-source acquisition in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00030-15-C-0007). TOTE Services, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, was awarded a $7,065,332 modification under a previously awarded firmfixed-price contract (N00033-12-C-2500) to exercise a one-year option for the operation and maintenance of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar Platform (SBX-1). The vessel is operated for the Missile Defense Agency to provide limited test support services and is a contingency component of the Ground Based Mid-Course Defense element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System for the U.S. Strategic Command. The vessel may also be used for other government missions as directed or placed

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in a reduced operating status. Work will be performed in the Pacific Ocean operating area, and is expected to be completed by September 2015. Fiscal 2015 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $7,065,332 are obligated on award, and will not expire at the end of fiscal 2015. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00033-12-C-2500). (Awarded Sept. 30, 2014).

ARMY MD Helicopters, Inc., Mesa, Arizona was awarded a not to exceed $44,200,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Afghanistan) undefinitized contract action for the integration, testing, procurement, modification and installation of a weapon system onto the seventeen MD 530F aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2015. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $21,658,000 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-14-C-0081).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Merchants Foodservice, Jackson, Mississippi, has been awarded a maximum $210,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for prime vendor food and beverage support. This contract was a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. This is a two-year base contract with one twoyear option period. Location of performance is Mississippi with a Nov. 12, 2016 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE300-14D-3046). (Awarded Sept. 30, 2014). Thunder Cat Technology LLC.,* Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a maximum $16,241,856 firm-fixed-price contract for virtual desk top infrastruc-


ture servers and storage. This contract was a competitive acquisition and one offer was received. This is a one-year base contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Virginia and Pennsylvania with a Sep. 29, 2015 performance completion date. Using service is Defense Logistics Agency. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 operations and maintenance funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Contracting Services, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SP4701-14-F-0328). (Awarded Sept. 30, 2014). Chugach Information Technology, Inc.,* Anchorage, Alaska, has been awarded a maximum $13,682,761 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentivefee contract for telecommunications and network equipment, infrastructure design, engineering, installation, testing and post installation support. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. This is a one-year base contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Alaska, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio with a Sep. 29, 2015 performance completion date. Using service is Defense Logistics Agency. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2014 operations and maintenance funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Contracting Services, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SP4701-14-C-0079). (Awarded Sept. 30, 2014).

DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY Sprint Federal Operations, LLC, Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $10,083,660 firm-fixed-price contract for continued operation and maintenance of fiber telecommunications in Europe previously obtained under a 25-year Indefeasible Right of Use. Performance will be in various locations within Europe, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2015. Fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds in the amount of $10,083,660 are being obligated at the time of the award.

The solicitation was issued on basis of other than full and open competition pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1), only one responsible source, and no other type of supplies or services would satisfy agency requirements. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, National Capital Region, is the contracting activity (HC1047-15-C-4000).

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EDUCATION ACTIVITY (DoDEA) The Prophet Corp.*, Owatonna, Minnesota, (HEVAS6-D-0021); Effective Communication Strategies*, LLC, Alexandria, Virginia, (HEVAS6-D-0022); Smartbudgets USA*, LLC, Silver Spring, Maryland, (HEVAS6-D-0024); and Team Sports Planet*, Inc. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (HEVAS6-D-0020) were awarded a multiple-award, estimated not-to-exceed $7,500,000 contract to provide Physical Education (PE) equipment in support of PE programs (Pre Kindergarten - 12th grades) located at DoDEA/Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary School (DDESS) locations within the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Europe, and Asian Pacific. These are supply contracts to be performed at the contractor's facility, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 23, 2019. The requirement was competitively solicited as a 100% small business set-aside through Federal Business Opportunities with 4 proposals received. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $54,059 will be obligated at the time of award with each contractor receiving a portion of the awarded amount. The DDESS Procurement Office, Peachtree City, Georgia, is the contracting activity. *Small business

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $271,815,608 firm-fixed-price modification (P00006) to previously awarded contract FA8615-12-C-6016 to provide the government of Taiwan with installation of 142 aircraft kits to upgrade their fleet of F-16 aircraft. Work will be performed in Taiwan, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2022. This contract is 100-percent foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8615-12-C-6016). Raytheon Company Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $85,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Griffin missiles and support. Contractor will provide procurement of Griffin A and B Block II/III missiles and test/support equipment under firm-fixedprice contract line item number along with engineering support under a costplus-fixed-fee CLIN. Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 30, 2017. This award is the result of a solesource acquisition. Fiscal 2013, 2014 and 2015 procurement funds in the amount of $32,585,330 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8656-15-D-0241). L3 Communications Corp., Systems Field Support, Madison, Mississippi, has been awarded an estimated $22,354,202 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursement modification (P00028) to previously awarded contract FA8106-11D-0002 to exercise the option for C-12 contractor logistics support. Work will be performed at Accra, Ghana; Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; Ankara, Turkey; Bangkok, Thailand; Bogota, Columbia; Brasilia, Brazil; Budapest, Hungary; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cairo, Egypt; Edwards Air Force Base, California; Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; Gaborone, Botswana; Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; Islamabad, Pakistan; Manila, Philippines; Nairobi, Kenya; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; San Angelo, Texas; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Yokota Air Base, Japan, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2015. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement; fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance; and fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evalua-

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tion funds in the amount of $187,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity. MEI Technologies Inc., Houston, Texas, has been awarded a $9,700,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for services supporting the Department of Defense Space Test Program manned missions that fly to the International Space Station and their associated re-supply launch vehicles. Contractor will provide the following support: payload development and integration; on-orbit operations; program management; mission design; logistics; configuration control; and data management. Work will be performed at Houston, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2016. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $750,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Space and Missile Systems Center, Advanced Systems and Development Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8818-15-C-0030). Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $7,313,618 modification (P00573) to previously awarded contract FA8611-08-C-2897 for F-22 sustainment training systems hardware retrofits. Work will be performed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida; Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; and Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 3, 2015. Fiscal year 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of 7,313,618 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity. Sentry View Systems Inc., Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for contractor logistics support on the remote visual assessment (RVA) video surveillance system. Contractor will provide efficient and effective depot level maintenance for physical interfaces at the launch facilities; physical interfaces at the monitoring stations, RVA surveillance system; thrust vector alignment monitoring system and RVA data transmission system. Work will be performed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana;

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Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 2, 2019. This award is the result of a competitive small business acquisition with one offer received. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds and missile procurement funds in the amount of $6,645,128 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8204-15-C-0001).

NAVY Catalyst Professional Services Inc.,* Colorado Springs, Colorado (N6264515-D-5014); Donald L. Mooney Enterprises LLC doing business as Nurses Etc. Staffing, * San Antonio, Texas (N62645-15D-5017); Loyal Source Government Services LLC,* Orlando, Florida (N62645-15-D-5015); Magnum Opus Technologies Inc.,* San Antonio, Texas (N62645-15-D-5016); and Potomac Healthcare Solutions LLC,* Woodbridge, Virginia (N62645-15-D-5018), are each being awarded a 42-month, firm-fixedpriced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award task order contract for various medical services that include the labor categories of Allied Health, Technologist, Technician and Assistant services at Military Treatment Facilities in the Southeastern Region of the United States. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts combined is $99,773,371. These five companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual task order. Work will be performed at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida (25 percent); Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas (25 percent); Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida (25 percent); Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (10 percent); Naval Hospital Beaufort, South Carolina (3 percent); Naval Hospital Cherry Point, North Carolina (3 percent); Naval Health Clinic Charleston, South Carolina (3 percent); Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Pensacola, Florida (3 percent); and associated branch clinics (3 percent). Work is expected to be completed July 31, 2018. Fiscal 2015 Defense Health Program funds in the amount of $12,371,025 will be obligated at the time of award under initial task orders, and the funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Funding is predominantly from the Defense Health Program; however, other funding initiatives such as psychological health/traumatic brain injury, over-

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seas contingency operations and wounded, ill, and injured may be used. These are all one-year funding types. These contracts were solicited via the agency’s website and the Federal Business Opportunities website for proposals as a 100 percent small business set-aside; 32 offers were received. The Naval Medical Logistics Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland, is the contracting activity. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $78,663,955 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-4311) to exercise option year three for DDG 51 and FFG 7 class integrated planning yard services. The contractor will provide expert design, planning, and material support services for both maintenance and modernization. Work will be performed in Bath, Maine, and is expected to completed by December 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $945 will be obligated at time of contract award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $49,999,799 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N0001902-C-3002) for operational and engineering support required to integrate the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter operations with the Queen Elizabeth Class carrier for the government of the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in Samlesbury, United Kingdom (64 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (26 percent); and Orlando, Florida (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2017. International partner funds in the amount of $10,832,900 are being obligated on this 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. ACS Habitat Management,* Oceanside, California (N62473-15-D-0801); Gulf South Research Corp.,* Baton Rouge, Louisiana (N62473-15-D-0802); and Natures Image,* Lake Forest, California (N62473-15-D-0803), are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award service contract for natural resources, exotic pest plant species abatement services at


various locations in California, Nevada and Arizona. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and four option years for all three contracts combined, is $20,000,000. No task orders are being issued at this time. Work will be performed at various locations in California (90 percent), Nevada (5 percent), and Arizona (5 percent). The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of November 2019. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $15,000 are being obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with seven proposals received. These three contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity. DRS Power & Control Technologies, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is being awarded a $17,924,189 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinitequantity contract (N4523A-15-D-0001) for the accomplishment of the redesign of the advanced secondary propulsion unit motor controllers for USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23). Work will be performed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is expected to be completed in November 2015. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $5,031,005 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Washington, is the contracting activity. Gulf Building & Hernandez Consultants, Joint Venture,* Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is being awarded $13,528,900 for firm-fixed-price task order 0002 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N69450-14-D-1274) for design and construction of the weapons storage and inspection facility at Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany. The work to be performed provides for design and construction of a single story weapons storage and inspection facility. Construction will include a concrete or reinforced masonry building, with brick veneer exterior on a reinforced concrete slab on grade. Work will be performed in Albany, Georgia, and is expected

to be completed by March 2016. Fiscal 2014 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $13,528,900 are being obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Five proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida, is the contracting activity. The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $7,335,238 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-14-D-0012) to exercise an option for post-production program management, logistics, and engineering services for the governments of Switzerland, Finland, Malaysia, Kuwait, Australia, Canada, and Spain, in support of F/A-18 A-F aircraft, including incidental materials and technical data. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed in December 2015. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $7,335,238 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for governments of Switzerland ($2,319,290; 31.6 percent); Finland ($1,678,570; 22.9 percent); Malaysia ($1,168,453; 15.8 percent); Kuwait ($1,003,647; 13.7 percent); Australia ($510,103; 7 percent); Canada ($356,677; 4.9 percent); and Spain ($298,498; 4.1 percent), under the foreign military sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. CORRECTION: Contract awarded on Sept. 10, 2014, to BlueForge LLC,* Saint Petersburg, Florida (N69450-14-D-1271); C&C Contractors LLC,* Notasulga, Alabama (N69450-14-D-1272); Colossal Construction Co. LLC,* Atlanta, Georgia (N69450-14-D-1273); Gulf Building Corp. and Hernandez Consultants, Joint Venture,* Fort Lauderdale, Florida (N6945014-D-1274); HICAPS Inc.,* Greensboro, North Carolina (N69450-14-D-1275); KMKDJI, Joint Venture,* Eliot, Maine (N6945014-D-1276); and Leebcor Services LLC,* Williamsburg, Virginia (N69450-14-D1277), is revised to show Gulf Building Corp. and Hernandez Consultants, Joint Venture, being awarded task order 0001 at $13,528,900 for the design and construction of a new weapons storage and inspection facility at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia.

ARMY Charles F. Day & Associates,* Stafford, Virginia, has been added to a previously announced $29,967,029 firmfixed-price, multi-year contract to provide weapon system and munitions life cycle supportability services in support of the Army Research Development and Engineering Command. This updates the previous indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award task order contract announced Sept. 18, 2014. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 2, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with 13 offers received. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-15-D-0005). Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nevada, was awarded a $15,247,346 firmfixed-price contract, with options, for five Air Field Mobile Tower Systems, to include spares and engineering services. Work will be performed in Sparks, Nevada, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016. One bid was solicited, with one offer received. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $15,247,346 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Missile), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-15-C-0026). Kilgore Flares Co., Toone, Tennessee, was awarded a $10,464,773 firm-fixedprice, foreign military sales contract (Singapore, India, Taiwan and Oman) with options to procure Infrared Countermeasure (IRCM) flares M206, MJU-7 and MJU-10. Work will be performed in Toone, Tennessee, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2018. Two bids were solicited, with two offers received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $10,464,773 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-15-C-0004). Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Oregon, was awarded a $10,000,000 firm-fixedprice contract for the repair, maintenance, and overhaul of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopper dredge Essayons. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 2, 2015. Bids were

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solicited via the Internet, with two received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, Oregon, is the contracting activity (W9127N-15-D-0002). Armtec Countermeasures Co., Coachella, California, was awarded a $9,498,687 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (Singapore, India, Taiwan and Oman) with options for Infrared Countermeasure (IRCM) flares M206, MJU-7 and MJU-10. Work will be performed in Coachella, California, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2018. Two bids were solicited, with two offers received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $9,498,687 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-15-C-0005). General Dynamics-OTS Inc., Williston, Vermont, was awarded a $7,461,135 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for M2A1 .50 Caliber machine gun barrels. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 2, 2017. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with two received. Army Contracting Command, Tank and Automotive (Warren), Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-15-D-0001). *Small business

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CONTRACTS ARMY Summit-TLI JV, LLC,* Arvada, Colorado, was awarded a $70,000,000 firmfixed-price contract, with options, for the environmental remediation with military munitions response program, for the Pueblo Chemical Depot. This action is part of the Department of Defense’s Base Realignment and Closure program. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with three received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Omaha, Nebraska, is the contracting activity (W9128F-15-D-0009). Caelum Research Corp.,* Rockville, Maryland, was awarded a $17,622,299

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cost-plus-fixed-fee, incrementally funded contract, with options, for data collection services, Aberdeen Test Center. Work will be performed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2018. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with eight received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $30,000 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Div D, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-15-C-0005).

NAVY Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $82,979,141 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5116) to exercise options for Aegis combat system engineering agent efforts for the design, development, integration, test, and delivery of computer program baselines and associated technology insertion hardware design support for the next/future advanced capability build. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (98.5 percent), and Fairfax, Virginia (1.5 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2018. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $28,630,185 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $54,632,457 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-5104) to exercise option year one for ship integration and test of the Aegis weapon system (AWS) for AWS baselines through advanced capability build (ACB) 12. The contract provides for Aegis shipboard integration engineering, Aegis test team support, Aegis modernization team engineering support, ballistic missile defense test team support, and AWS element assessments. This contract will cover the AWS ship integration and test efforts for five new construction DDG 51 class ships and the major modernization of five DDG 51 class ships. It will additionally cover the integrated combat system modifications and upgrades for all current ships with all AWS baselines up to and including ACB

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12. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (30 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (18 percent); San Diego, California (18 percent); Bath, Maine (13 percent); Pascagoula, Mississippi (11 percent); Washington, District of Columbia (6 percent); Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (2 percent); Syracuse, New York (1 percent); and other locations (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by November 2015. Funding in the amount of $6,751,038 will be obligated at time of award. Fiscal 2011 and 2013 shipbuilding conversion (Navy); fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2013 other procurement (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $2,904,507, will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $35,508,615 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design agent and engineering support services for the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) upgraded MK-31 guided missile weapon system improvement program. The MK-31 RAM guided missile weapon system is a cooperative development and production program conducted jointly by the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany under Memoranda of Understanding. The support procured under contract N00024-15-C-5410 is required to maintain current weapon system capability, as well as resolve issues through design, systems, software maintenance, reliability, maintainability, quality assurance and logistics engineering services. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $156,928,875. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (99 percent), and Louisville, Kentucky (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2015. Non-foreign military sales German funding; fiscal 2015 weapons procurement (Navy); fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy); fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation; fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy); fiscal 2011 and 2012 shipbuilding conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $6,304,109, will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $30,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured under 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(4) - Exception to a written Justification and Approval, when the terms of an international agreement such as a Memorandum of Understanding


or foreign military sales case, have the effect of requiring the use of other than competitive procedures. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-15-C-5410). SEDNA Digital Solutions, LLC,* Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $10,180,823 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-6272) for engineering and technical services in support of high fidelity simulation/simulation and common processing system software development. This effort is the result of Small Business Innovation Research topic number N05-059, “High Fidelity Front End Simulation for complex Physics Based Processing System.� It is inclusive of engineering services and support for the development integration, test, demonstration and certification of a high fidelity sensor level stimulation and common processing system. The planned approach for procuring hardware is representative of each technical insertion (TI-12, TI-14, and TI-16) for the length of the contract, with benchmark work for TI-18. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by September 2015. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds and fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $835,620 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE KPMG LLP, McLean,Virginia is being awarded a not-to-exceed $13,011,077 labor-hour contract for audit services for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, to audit the U.S. Army General Fund Schedule of Budgetary Activity. Work will be performed in McLean,Virginia, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2015. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $13,011,077 will be obligated at time of award for the base period. This

contract was a competitive acquisition solicited electronically via GSA eBuy, and three quotes were received. Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Contract Services Directorate, Columbus, Ohio, is the contracting activity (GS-23-F-8127H; HQ0423-15-F-0010).

ance completion date. Using military service is Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Excel Manufacturing,** El Paso, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $40,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for flame resistant, type II, class I, utility coveralls. This contract was a competitive acquisition, and 15 offers were received. Location of performance is Texas with a Dec. 1, 2019, performance completion date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-15-D-1012). Roby's Country Gardens, Inc.,* Bardstown, Kentucky, has been awarded a maximum $12,201,175 fixedprice with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-quantity contract for full line fresh fruit and vegetable support. This is a two-year base contract, with two 18month option periods. This contract was a competitive acquisition, and three offers were received. Location of performance is Kentucky with a June 1, 2016, performance completion date. Using services are Department of Defense and Department of Agriculture school customers. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE300-15-D-P270).

Miramar Transportation, Inc., San Diego, California, has been awarded a maximum $10,092,196 modification (P00006) exercising a six-month option period of the four-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract HTC71111-D-R005 for the Navy Advanced Traceability and Control program that provides freight transportation of repairable parts, not ready for issue items, from point of failure to a repair facility, and ultimately back to the end-user after repair of assets that are ready for issue or on redistribution order. Work will be performed throughout the continental United States, Hawaii and Canada, with an expected completion date of May 31, 2015. This modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $88,016,793. The funding will be processed through U.S. Bank Syncada. The U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity. *Small business **In HubZone *** In HubZone, woman-owned small business **** Small disadvantaged business

Short Bark Industries, Inc.,*** Vonore, Tennessee, has been awarded a maximum $11,011,544 modification (P00101) exercising the second option year to a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-13-D-1005), with four one-year option periods, for combat utility uniform blouses. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract. Locations of performance are Tennessee, Mississippi, and Puerto Rico, with a Dec. 3, 2015, perform-

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