NOAA's BPA Award to ECS broadens scope

ECS Federal (ECS) has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) for an estimated USD 68.4 million, the company said.

With this single-award BPA, ECS further expands its area of support from primarily maritime related activities to include acquisition, operation and lifecycle support of aircraft and unmanned systems as well as various OMAO headquarter functions.

The scope of this BPA includes strategic planning for technology programs/activities, concept development and requirements analysis, and system design, engineering and integration.

The first task order awarded under the BPA has a five-year period of performance to provide management, engineering, and technical services for the acquisition, design, and construction of the NOAA AGOR Variant vessel. The Fleet Recapitalization effort is critical for OMAO.

The Fleet is NOAA´s primary source of in situ observational data to meet its mission needs for living marine resource management, navigational charting, weather and climate predictions, coastal management, ocean exploration, and supporting ocean research.

ECS Federal, LLC is an award-winning engineering, scientific, and professional services firm, founded in 2001 and headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. ECS Federal delivers complex systems and solutions in cybersecurity, cloud and critical infrastructure to Department of Defense, Federal Civilian agencies, State/Local entities, and commercial clients.