Under Contract

• The National Institutes of Health is giving Tulane University in New Orleans a contract worth up to $80.4 million to assist with the development of a medication to protect against HIV. The university will “provide support to maintain and acquire nonhuman primates, and scientific and technical expertise necessary to conduct studies in nonhuman primates.” The minimum contract amount comes in at $100,000, but could grow to as much as $80.4 million, depending on which options the agency exercises. 

• The Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Neb., awarded a $94.9 million contract to Minnesota’s M.A. Mortenson to build Army barracks at its base on Fort Carson, Colo. It’s unclear how long the project is projected to last. The base was originally built in January 1942, following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, and boasts notable alumni such as former Secretary of State Colin Powell. 

• The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a contract worth more than $2.8 million to Montgomery County schools in Maryland to tutor children ages 5 to 18 that are participating in research. Montgomery County is home to the NIH, and the public schools there will be contracting with the government to “maintain the continuity of education between the student’s home school and the NIH’s Children’s School.” The contract is for one year, with the option to extend and renew it for nine additional years.

• The Defense Logistics Agency is extending its contract with Honeywell International to provide “spare parts that support multiple weapons systems,” tacking on an additional $165.1 million. The work will be completed in Tempe, Ariz., and should be finished by November 2014. 

• The National Park Service is contracting with seven small businesses nationwide to either build or revamp existing exhibits at museums run by the agency around the country. The multi-year contracts are worth at least at least $5,000 annually, but could climb up to $8 million per year. The work would take place in different historic buildings, which include “homes, public buildings, forts, industrial buildings and architectural monuments or memorials.” The contracts were reserved exclusively for small businesses.

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