Contract Vehicles

MERC maintains numerous contract vehicles which allow our government customers convenient access paths to work with us. The following contract vehicles provide a variety of avenues through which to do business with us.

These contract vehicles relate primarily to the DoD and Federal Government. However, MERC also provides support to other business entities — commercial, industrial, educational, and non-profits. MERC does work for these other business entities to provide needed engineering services related directly to their requirements and products. Additionally, MERC can serve as a team member or sub-contractor to a prime contractor on DoD or other government agency contracts.

MERC has an expert on-site contracts administration team. Our Operations Directorate has all the needed resources to execute required contracts and cost accounting and reporting activities in full compliance with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) requirements.

MERC Serves as a Prime Contractor

SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e)

SeaPort-e is a multiple award, ID/IQ contract vehicle awarded by the Navy to provide a means to procure engineering, technical, programmatic, and professional support services for authorized users through all phases of ship and weapon system life cycle - technology development, concept exploration, design, specification development, construction/production, test and evaluation, certification, operation, maintenance, improvement/modernization, overhaul and refueling, salvage and disposal. The scope of the contract also includes professional support services to assist in the development, review and execution of search and salvage, diving, underwater ship husbandry, and pollution control program areas.

Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Technologies (C5), Other Transaction Authority (OTA)

A consortium comprising academic institutions and industry leaders in the development of command, control, communications and computer technologies formed to:

  • Expand the Government’s technology base in Information Technology
  • Serve as a platform for public/private collaboration
  • Provide the linkage between innovators and Government customers
  • Accelerate delivery of technology solutions to the Warfighter

MERC Serves as a Subcontractor

Defense Systems Technical Areas Tasks (DS TATs)

The mission of the DS TATs contract is to provide RDT&E and R&D Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) for the vital technical areas of Advanced Materials And Manufacturing; Weapon Systems Technology; Autonomous Systems; Directed Energy; Military Sensing; Non-Lethal Weapons and Information Operations; Energetics;  Reliability, Maintainability; Quality; Supportability and Interoperability; and Survivability and Vulnerability.

One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS)

OASIS is designed to address agencies’ need for a full range of service requirements that integrate multiple professional service disciplines and ancillary services/products with the flexibility for all contract types and pricing at the task order level. The services to be provided under OASIS are intended to meet the professional service mission requirements of all Federal agencies, including all organizations within the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security Community.

Army Expeditionary Warfare Development (AEWD)

The AEWD requirement encompasses Research and Development needs that include; Basic and Applied Research, Advanced Technology Development, Demonstration and Validation and Operational Systems Development. All requirements may support the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Department of Defense (DoD) and other Government agencies.

GSA Alliant Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)

Federal government can buy cost-effective, innovative solutions for information technology (IT) requirements through Government wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs). GWACs provide access to IT solutions such as systems design, software engineering, information assurance, and enterprise architecture solutions.

Design & Engineering Support Program (DESP) III

While the DESP III contract is specifically established within the Air Force Material Command (AFMC), this contract vehicle may be used by all other Air Force and other other agencies in the DoD. The task orders will focus on improving system life cycle cost; operational life; performance; sustainment, including maintainability & support; safety; environmental friendliness; and education and training.

Prototype Integration Facility II (PIF II)

The PIF II contract is a US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) vehicle established to provide rapid response solutions to warfighter needs. The PIF provides solutions to all branches of the military and homeland security organizations. PIF capabilities include Program Management, Design and Analysis, Rapid Prototyping, Mechanical Fabrication, Circuit Card Assembly, Cables and Chassis, Platform Integration, and more.

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Andi Mitchell

Executive Director

(478) 953-6800 x 2410