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• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded an $80 million contract modification on June 30 to Sanofi Pasteur. The company and five other vaccine manufacturers have contracts that began in April 2010 to produce a variety of pediatric vaccines. Sanofi’s contract could ultimately be worth more than $1.14 billion. 

• The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on July 5 added approximately $10.5 million to an existing contract with Stratus Consulting. While the additional funding will primarily be used to continue assessments on “human use impacts of the Deepwater Horizon spill,” the group also conducts studies to look at the effect of the oil on the marine ecosystem. The consulting group is conducting interviews and surveys with the public and conducting flights over the areas affected by the spill. The current contract is set to end Sept. 30, 2011, but work will likely continue after that with a contract renewal, revision or new contract.

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• BAE Systems won a $165 million contract with the Army on July 8. The contract requires BAE to produce “43 heavy equipment recovery combat utility life evacuation system recovery vehicles.” The work should be completed by the end of December 2013 in York, Pa.

• The United States Transportation Command on July 11 awarded 11 contractors a single ceiling-price $70.5 million “cargo sealift transportation services” contract. The work order, which begins in August, gives each contractor four months with two potential one-year option periods under the Regional Domestic Contract Program. The transportation services will occur between the continental United States, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.

• Foristar Methane Group received an almost $43 million contract July 12 with the Navy to provide “bundled renewable energy at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar.” The Navy bought “up to three megawatts of electricity for 15 years.” Switching to renewable energy is intended to “provide strategic security” by lessening dependence on fossil fuel and supporting the Navy in its energy goals. Foristar will use landfill gas to finish the project by January 2027.

• Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. won an approximately $21 million contract modification July 8 with the Air Force. The modification gives Northrop a four-month extension through November in order to continue “the operation and support of aircraft E-11A modified to carry the battlefield airborne communications node payload.” The contract also allows for operations and maintenance of the payload and for maintenance of the modified aircraft.

Contract information compiled from the defense.gov and USASpending.gov. Send statements about government contracts to rleven@thehill.com.