WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says it is granting competitive awards to five small U.S. businesses for advisory and assistance services.
The businesses named are COLSA Corp., Huntsville, Ala.; Engineering Research and Consulting, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; Millennium Engineering and Integration Co., Arlington, Va.; Torch Technologies, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; and DCS Corp. of Alexandria, Va.
The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity awards are being made under a Small Business Set-Aside Request for Proposal, the MDA said. Each contract has a not-to-exceed ordering ceiling of $861 million with a performance period through March 2016.
Under the awards the companies will provide advisory and assistance services to the Directorates for Engineering, Test, Advanced Technology and Information Management and Technology Operations.
The contractors will assist the directorates in providing engineering, technical analysis and support, scientific, systems engineering, test planning and test execution activities in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.
The MDA Engineering and Support Services Program Office will centrally manage these contracts through competitive task orders for which the companies will have an opportunity to bid.
The MDA said it will enter obligations with the companies using research, development, test and evaluation funds.