By The Hill staff - 04/30/14 08:10 PM EDT
• The U.S. Forest Service commissioned a report for biological surveys of the Mexican spotted owl, which is a critically threatened species, according to federal classifications. Klamath Wildlife Resources, based in Northern California, won the $14,880 contract to conduct the surveys in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests in Colorado.
• The Department of Veterans Affairs contracted with Recovery Consultants of Atlanta, a faith-based nonprofit, to provide “case management services to homeless female veterans and facilitates their access to a broad range of medical, substance abuse, mental health, and rehabilitative services.” The group will receive $1.3 million under the contract terms and provide at least 12 beds for the female veterans.
• The U.S. Agency for International Development is spending $18 million on its health projects in the Western African country of Ghana. The contractor, a U.S.-based company called Management Systems International, will help the country strengthen its ability to manage health research and assist the agency in “implementing partners, partner country government institutions and selected local [non-governmental organizations] NGOs.” The company has been a frequent partner with USAID.
• The Broadcasting Board of Governors is hiring a legal team to work on “ongoing litigation” in the wake of a recent State Department inspector general report, though the board was not more specific about what report it was referring to, or what allegations it is battling. The contract with Assigned Counsel Inc. is worth anywhere from $99,500 to $200,000. A report examining whether the State Department “effectively and efficiently closed out contracts supporting the U.S. Mission in Iraq” was unclassified a month before the contract was issued.
• The Department of the Army modified a contract with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, tacking on $80.7 million to provide advanced night vision sensors that attach to Apache helicopters so pilots can target and fly during nighttime or in adverse weather conditions. The U.S. military will use 12 of the systems — with five spares — and an additional eight with one spare are reserved for the Indonesian military.
Contract information compiled from General Services Administration data and government press releases. Send announcements about government contracts to firstname.lastname@example.org.