Contract Vehicles

MERC maintains numerous contract vehicles which allow our government customers convenient access paths to work with us. These contract vehicles relate primarily to the DoD and the federal government. However, MERC also provides support to other business entities including:

  • Commercial
  • Educational
  • Industrial
  • 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 the 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 Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG)

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SeaPort Next Generation 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 including:

  • 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:

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

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
  • Autonomous systems
  • Directed energy
  • Energetics, reliability, and maintainability
  • Military sensing
  • Non-lethal weapons and information operations
  • Quality
  • Supportability and interoperability
  • Survivability and vulnerability
  • Weapon systems technology

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:

  • Advanced technology development
  • Basic and applied research
  • 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)

The 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:

  • Enterprise architecture solutions
  • Information assurance
  • Software engineering
  • Systems design

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 agencies in the DoD. The task orders will focus on improving:

  • Education and training
  • Environmental friendliness
  • Operational life
  • Performance
  • Safety
  • Sustainment, including maintainability and support
  • System life cycle cost

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