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Lockheed Martin, Subcontractors to Share F-35 Aircraft Work

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in July and August. They have been announced by the U.S. Department of Defense or the contractor itself. Listings also include companies operating in San Diego County.

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) an $861.7 million contract modification for F-35 Lightning aircraft in July. The business concentrates its work in Fort Worth, Texas, but 2% of the contract, or roughly $17.2 million worth, will flow to San Diego for electronics work. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) and Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) produce systems for the F-35.

The deal exercises options to procure eight “repositioned” Lot 14 F-35A aircraft as a result of the Republic of Turkey’s removal from the F-35 program, and six Lot 14 F-35A aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. In addition, the deal calls for recurring engineering to modify the eight aircraft previously bound for Turkey to the full Air Force configuration.

Heffler Engineering Deal Could Reach $25M

The U.S. Navy awarded Heffler Contracting Group, a small business from El Cajon, an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $25 million over five years for heavy and civil engineering construction at various locations within the metro San Diego area. These include naval bases San Diego, Coronado and Point Loma as well as Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The contractor must now wait for the Navy to issue task orders under the contract. The work to be performed provides for the design, construction, supervision, equipment, material, labor and all means necessary for heavy and civil engineering construction, repairs, renovations and new construction projects. The contract was competitively procured via the beta.SAM.gov contract opportunities website and four proposals were received.

PrimeTech Runs Marine Corps Warehouses

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The Department of the Navy awarded PrimeTech International Inc., a small business from North Kansas City, Missouri, a $19.2 million bridge contract for logistics services to manage, support and operate the Marine Corps Consolidated Storage Program warehouse network. The deal consists of a six-month base period with three one-month option periods. Some 13% of the work (worth approximately $2.5 million) will be performed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and 9% of the work (worth approximately $1.7 million) will be performed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Work is expected to run through June 2021. Some $12.6 million in overseas contingency operations budget funds will be used. The Marine Corps Logistics Command of Albany, Georgia awarded the deal, announced on Aug. 7.

Environmental Firms Chosen

The U.S. Navy chose three contracting teams — the Bethel-Tech Pacific Joint Venture of Anchorage, Alaska, ECC Environmental of Burlingame and CAPE-Weston of Irvine — to split up to $240 million in work on environmental remediation projects, mostly on Navy and Marine Corps bases in California. The Navy will assign work over five years. Work to be performed includes environmental remediation actions; removal actions; remedial design; expedited and emergency response actions; pilot and treatability studies; remedial systems operation and maintenance; corrective actions; and groundwater monitoring and other related activities associated with returning sites to safe and acceptable levels of contamination. The contracts were competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website and18 proposals were received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest of San Diego awarded the deal, announced on Aug. 4.

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