2 Charleston firms ink defense contracts

Staff Report
Published April 29, 2014

SPAWAR Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic awarded a performance-based, multiple-award contract that’s potentially worth $49.9 million to six companies, including two Charleston defense firms.

The contract is for the procurement of Ashore Systems engineering services; 85% percent of the work will be performed in Charleston, while the remainder will be done in Washington, D.C.

Charleston-based Systems Applications & Solutions and Daniel-Island based The Cameron Bell Corp., doing business as Government Solutions Group, were among a group of companies awarded.

Services required include engineering development, design, procurement, fabrication, configuration, integration, installation, logistics, maintenance and life cycle support services for Ashore Systems.

The cumulative, estimated ceiling value of the base year is $9.98 million. If all of the contract options are exercised, the cumulative ceiling value is an estimated $49.9 million.

Work is expected to be completed by April 2015. If all options are exercised, work could continue until April 2019.

Alutiiq Security & Technology of Anchorage, Alaska; Atlantic CommTech Corp. of Norfolk, Va.; Forward Slope Inc. of San Diego; and Mandex Inc. of Fairfax, Va. were also awarded the contract.

SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic Navy working capital funds of $25,000 will be obligated at the time of award as the minimum guarantee and will be split among the six awardees. The funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic in Charleston is the contracting activity.

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