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• The Bureau of Prisons awarded a maximum contract of about $90,400 to a Connecticut-based nonprofit, The Connection, to provide “community-based outpatient sex offender treatment service” in the area around Hartford. The contract will last one year, with four one-year option periods, in which the services provided will include transportation, polygraph tests, reports and evaluations and more than 1,300 group and individual therapy sessions.


• The Missile Defense Agency awarded deciBel Research a $120 million contract for the “development and testing of Upgraded Early Warning Radars and the COBRA DANE radar that provide acquisition and tracking of ballistic missiles launched against the United States, deployed forces, friendly nations and allies.” The contract is part of the Ballistic Missile Defense System test-related activities currently being executed by the agency. The locations being tested include Beale Air Force Base in California, Royal Air Force Fylingdales in the United Kingdom, Thule Air Base in Greenland and Eareckson Air Station on Shemya Island, Alaska. 


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• The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has purchased a “nickel plate shredder” from Security Engineered Machinery for nearly $160,000. The bureau “destroys currency notes that are found to be imperfect during the printing process,” according to the Treasury website.


• The Social Security Administration awarded Microsoft a five-year contract worth almost $600,000 to “provide engineering and consulting services for infrastructure planning and design” for the agency’s email, Web-based messaging and online meeting software. The award is part of a set-aside to the company within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly known as the stimulus law.


• The United States Postal Service awarded a $2.5 million to $3.5 million contract to Siedlecki Construction Co. for a project within New York City’s Grand Central Station. Among other elements, the award states the company will perform “construction of elevator lobbies on the 2nd and 3rd floors, which will include access control into postal spaces on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.” 


Contract information compiled from General Services Administration data and government press releases. Send announcements about government contracts to mwilson@thehill.com.