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Friday, November 15, 2013

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The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded four companies a total of $50 million in contracts with exclusive rights to compete for corrosion prevention work.

The multiple-award blanket purchase agreement has a total contract value ceiling of about $50 million for all awardees, if competitive options are exercised, and a five-year period of performance.

According to a DOD Corrosion Policy and Oversight spokesperson, the companies are:

  • Dynamics Research Corp., a technology and management consulting company in Andover, MA;
  • Leidos Inc., an engineering, national security, and health solutions company in Reston, VA;
  • Decisive Analytics Corp., a technical support, data analysis, systems engineering and acquisitions programs company in Arlington, VA; and
  • LMI, an information management, infrastructure management, and policy and program support company in McLean, VA.
DoD Corrosion contracts
DOD Office of Corrosion Policy and Oversight

Four companies were awarded $50 million contracts and will be the only contractors eligible to compete for task orders from the DOD for certain corrosion prevention projects.

The four companies are the only contractors eligible to compete for task orders under the blanket purchase agreement. The contract aims to extend the lifespan of U.S. military equipment by focusing on corrosion prevention. The work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas.

Additional details were not released.

The Office of Corrosion Policy and Oversight is responsible for developing and implementing corrosion control and prevention strategies.

DoD spends an estimated $22.5 billion each year to address the impact of corrosion on weapon systems and facilities.

Leidos: Policy Expertise

"We recognize the severe impact corrosion can have on military equipment and infrastructure, so we look forward to providing our technical and policy expertise to help with corrosion prevention, control, and mitigation activities across the DoD," James R. Moos, Leidos group president, said in a press release.

Leidos services
Leidos

Leidos says it will provide a range of services to DoD's Corrosion Office under the contract. Three other companies are sharing in the $50 million award.

Leidos says it will provide the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Mitigation Program with a range of services under the contract, including acquisition, policy, sustaining engineering and technical support.

The services will encompass the program's focus areas: Policy and Oversight; Communications and Outreach; Specifications, Standards, and Qualification Process; Metrics, Impact, and Sustainment; Science and Technology; Training and Certification; and Facilities.

Leidos was formerly known as Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC).

DRC: Range of Services

"We are pleased to be expanding our services within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics," said Jim Regan, Dynamics Research Corp. chairman and chief executive, according to a press release. "The Corrosion Prevention and Mitigation Program is a key Department of Defense initiative aimed at extending the lifecycle of equipment, systems, and infrastructure.

Dynamics Research Corp. says it will provide a broad range of analytic, scientific, engineering and management services applied to policy development, guidance, best practices, outreach and program review for corrosion prevention and control.

Decisive Analytics Corp. and LMI did not respond to a request for more information about their potential services under the contract.

   

Tagged categories: Corrosion; Corrosion protection; Department of Defense (DOD); Government contracts; Military

Comment from Tony Rangus, (11/15/2013, 9:06 AM)

The choice of these four companies lends new meaning to the term "Beltway Bandits." Are any of these firms true corrosion mitigation experts, or even high performance coatings experts? I guess the DoD just has some excess dollars laying around, so they can spread the wealth to folks that do; "Policy and Oversight; Communications and Outreach; Specifications, Standards, and Qualification Process; Metrics, Impact, and Sustainment; Science and Technology; Training and Certification; and Facilities" and "...analytic, scientific, engineering and management services applied to policy development, guidance, best practices, outreach and program review for corrosion prevention and control." Oh well.


Comment from peter gibson, (11/15/2013, 1:29 PM)

You are correct. Any time the gov. gets involved it is a debacle. When its not your money, humans don't give a damn. Bottom line.


Comment from Jim Johnson, (11/15/2013, 1:39 PM)

Tony - These "Beltway Bandits", would that be the extremely well paid Lobbyists, or the satisfied elected officials who are typically the recipients of lavish gifts and promises, or the recipients of these lucrative contracts, who probably don't know squat about corrosion? Or does it include all three? Whoever one considers it to be the term Beltway Bandits sure fits!


Comment from Tony Rangus, (11/15/2013, 5:57 PM)

To Jim Johnson: I was introduced to the term "Beltway Bandits" in 1991 when doing nuclear weapons work for the Department of Energy. The DOE and other government entities make extensive use of consultant companies, and individual consultants because they find it difficult to maintain a large cadre of technical specialists. The term essentially is refering to those folks who have offices on or inside the Interstate 95/495 loop around D.C. who have a true vested interested in government spending and government budgets. So yes, you are correct in stating "...the extremely well paid Lobbyists, or the satisfied elected officials who are typically the recipients of lavish gifts and promises, or the recipients of these lucrative contracts, who probably don't know squat about corrosion."


Comment from Kishore Kumar K R, (11/18/2013, 8:48 PM)

Is there any way or which! way we can get a small pie for products and solutions which can do the job intended . At lease put forward a decent proposal which gives meaning to the intended requirement(corrosion Mitigation and asset longevity)


Comment from jesse chasteen, (11/19/2013, 9:53 AM)

Was there nothing learned from the NAVSEA PRESERVATION TEAMS CIRCA 2001/2006. A cost of 100.00 plus per square foot of power tool cleaning, I really can't imagine that they will have an end result of any less now that they deemed it necessary to enlist the services of the various consulting firms. I have always belived that although not perfect STANDARD ITEMS 009 and proper hold points adherence were ample to let the DOD get the best bang for their buck.


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