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Contract Vehicles

Rapid Response (CR2) — U.S. Army CECOM

Pathfinder Systems Services can be procured via sub-contract through VSE Corporation.

The R2 Program support contract awarded to VSE in January 2003 provides Federal Program Managers with a flexible, rapid response acquisition vehicle that can support virtually any Government requirement. The R2 Program is U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Research, Development, and Engineering Center’s contract vehicle to continue the valuable, cost effective and responsive support provided to the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies, under the R2CSR contract.

The R2 Program consists of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quality (ID/IQ) contract with the option to issue either Time and Material (T&M) or Firm Fixed Price (FFP) task orders. The contract is open to all federal agencies. It provides an initial two year contract with three two year options. Prime contractors may earn an award extension up to one year.

The R2 Program supports most aspects of research and development, engineering, upgrades, installation, fabrication, test and evaluation, operations, maintenance, and programmatic support of new and existing government platforms, systems, subsystems, and end items. The contract offers significant advantages including providing Federal Government departments and agencies the ability to place work on a contract within 19 days or less. The Program is user-friendly and provides extremely competitive program cost as well as an aggressive approach to utilizing small business skills and capabilities.

SBIR-Derived Technologies

Most of our technologies, including all of our simulator technologies, are based on Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) projects. Consequently, Government contracts and subcontracts that use these SBIR-based technologies, independently of size or timing, may be directly negotiated with and awarded to Pathfinder Systems without further competition, as clarified in the SBIR Program Policy Directive. The competition for SBIR Phase I and Phase II awards satisfies the competition requirements of the Armed Services Procurement Act, the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, and the Competition in Contracting Act.

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