21 IT companies compete for $750 million in orders for COTS equipment like tactical displays
CHARLESTON, S.C., 30 June 2016. U.S. Navy command-and-control experts are choosing 21 U.S. information technology (IT) companies for a potential $750 million program to provide commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) command-and-control (C2) equipment like tactical displays and workstations.
Officials of the space and Naval Warfare Systems Center-Atlantic in Charleston, S.C., are asking the companies to compete for IT-related orders over the next year that involve C2 equipment and related support services for the U.S. Navy.
The companies also may be asked for IT equipment and services for other U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) agencies and civilian federal agencies. The Navy announced the contracts on Wednesday.
Equipment involved in this project includes video systems, imagery systems, global positioning system equipment, intelligence support systems, intercom systems, tactical displays, tactical processors, and tactical workstations.
The 21 companies involved in the COTS IT project are:
-- 4 Star Technologies Inc. in Virginia Beach, Va.;
-- Atlantic Diving Supply Inc. in Va. Beach, Va.;
-- Advanced Computer Concepts in McLean, Va.;
-- Blue Tech Inc. in San Diego;
-- CDW Government LLC in Vernon Hills, Ill.;
-- CounterTrade Products Inc. in Arvada, Colo.;
-- FCN Inc. in Rockville, Md.;
-- Global Technology Resources Inc. in Denver;
-- iGov Technologies Inc. in Reston, Va.;
-- M2 Technology Inc. in San Antonio, Texas;
-- Marshall Communications Inc. in Ashburn, Va.;
-- MicroTechnologies LLC in Vienna, Va.;
-- NCS Technologies Inc. in Gainesville, Va.;
-- New Tech Solutions Inc. in Fremont, Calif.;
-- Presidio Networked Solutions Inc. in Fulton, Md.;
-- Red River Computer Co. Inc. in Claremont, N.H.;
-- Science Applications International Corp. in McLean, Va.;
-- Scientific Research Corp. in Atlanta;
-- Sterling Computers Corp. in Dakota Dunes, S.D.;
-- Unistar-Sparco Computers Inc. in Millington, Tenn.; and
-- Walker & Associates Inc. in Welcome, N.C.
Each contractor is guaranteed $1,190, and will compete for additional orders. The contractors will do the work at sites worldwide and should be finished by June 2017.
For more information contact the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center-Atlantic online at www.public.navy.mil/spawar/Atlantic.
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