Pentagon awards indefinite special ops contracts

WASHINGTON Mon May 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT

WASHINGTON May 3 (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Monday announced a series of battle staff and support contracts to CACI International Inc (CACI.N), SRA International Inc SRX.N, Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC.N), and Booz Allen Hamilton [BOOZA.UL], to support U.S. Special Operations Command.

The contracts are indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity worth a minimum of $2,500 to each of the companies, but with an overall ceiling of $1.5 billion maximum ceiling for the lot.

Under the GBPS contracts, the Pentagon can award any of the companies specific task orders to provide personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, and other items to support special operations forces in the United States and overseas.

In addition to helping the special operations forces manage day-to-day business operations, the contractors can provide expertise in areas such as intelligence operations; military planning; surveillance and reconnaissance, biometrics, socio-cultural analysis and geospatial analysis.

The contracts cover a three-year period, and with one two-year option.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa; Editing by Bernard Orr)