Watermark - ECC, L.L.C., Lowell, Mass. (W912DR-12-D-0001); H&S - Zapata, J.V., Westborough, Mass. (W912DR-12-D-0002); Chimera - ERRG, Martinez, Calif. (W912DR-12-D-0003); TPMC/ARM Environmental Solutions, Irving, Texas (W912DR-12-D-0004); and Coastal Environmental Group, Inc., Central Islip, N.Y. (W912DR-12-D-0005), were awarded a $49,700,000 firm-fixed-price contract between five contractors. The award will provide for the environmental services to various federal, state, and local agencies. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2017. Twelve bids were solicited, with 12 bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Md., is the contracting activity.And, in the neighborhood, there is this:
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Mass., was awarded a $15,705,172 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the Patriot Missile Support Center. Work will be performed in Chambersburg, Pa.; Andover, Mass.; Burlington, Mass.; and Germany, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-11-C-0156).And just up Route 3:
BAE Systems - Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Nashua, N.H., was awarded a $38,010,103 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the services in support of furthering the technology development phase of the Common Infrared Countermeasure Program. Work will be performed in Nashua, N.H., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 30, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with five bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-12-C-0045).These sound like "shovel ready" projects. And, it contributes to national security.
But, we still need to ask the question, "How much is enough?"
Regards — Cliff