Reston, VA – April, 2020: Adams Communication & Engineering Technology was selected as an awardee on the Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components and Engines (KRACEn) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) supporting the United States Navy.
Commander, Fleet Readiness Center (COMFRC) awarded a 10-year, $6.1 billion, enterprise contract vehicle to 42 small business industry partners on April 14, enabling U.S. Navy, government customers and international partners to procure aircraft maintenance services and sustainment support quicker.
The Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components and Engines—commonly called KRACEn—is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) MAC that will provide maintenance services and support for single satellite sites, small aircraft quantities, personnel to augment government maintenance teams, and overhaul capabilities for aircraft components and subsystems. This is COMFRC’s first, multi-billion contract award.
The MAC’s scope of work, which is set aside for small-businesses, includes modification kit build and installations, recovery of downed aircraft, repair and overhaul of aircraft and components, repair and overhaul of engines, and augmentation labor supplement for maintenance both ashore and afloat.
“As one of 42 small business industry partners, ACET will help enable COMFRC to effectively use the KRACEn enterprise contract vehicle allowing the Navy meet its sustainment needs expeditiously while delivering improved outcomes,” COMFRC Executive Director Roy Harris said. “KRACEn is a crucial addition to our traditional organic capabilities, providing us with the means to tap into the expertise of small business industry partners.”
The nature of the work covered by KRACEn—simple platform, organizational-level Contractor Logistic Services (CLS) requirements involving few aircraft, elemental or off-aircraft tasks—is well-suited for small businesses, according to COMFRC Acquisition Group, CLS Division Lead Chris Giggey. The CLS Division, formally known as the Fast Acquisition Solutions to Enable Readiness (FASTER) team, was charted by Commander, Naval Air Systems Command in 2018 to improve acquisition speed and quality of services by developing expertise in CLS contracting.
“This win is part of our larger effort to build and expand our aerospace, aviation maintenance and modification footprint. We look forward to bidding, and winning opportunities on the KRACEn IDIQ, as well as forging new partner relationships with industry. ACET’s strong program management, quality certifications, past performance and operational experience performing for our US Army and Navy customers should translate to innovative, agile, responsive and affordable solutions for our KRACEn customers.” – Tanya Basset, Vice President of Corporate Growth
ACET is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), with offices at Waldorf, MD, Lexington Park, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, Reston, VA, and Huntsville, AL. We are an established technology company providing integrated products and solutions for Government Defense, Intelligence, and other Federal Agencies. Our core competencies are aligned with the current and anticipated needs of our customers. They address emerging global security challenges in key areas, such as Aerial solutions and support, Cybersecurity, Health IT, C4ISR, Intelligence, and Enterprise Network Operations, which are critical to the defense of our Nation and her allies. ACET is committed to maintaining the highest quality standards, supported by our ISO 27001:2013, ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018, ISO 14001:2015, CMMI DEV 3, and CMMI SVC 3 certifications and appraisals.
COMFRC Public Release 2020-307. Distribution Statement A – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.