By Connor Beach
Two local businesses have been awarded U.S. Department of Defense contracts totaling just under $39 million.
The DOD released information on the contracts on their website last week.
The Greenlawn location of BAE Systems, a British defense contracting company based in Farnborough, United Kingdom, has inked a $14.5 million contract. The contract is an indefinite-quantity firm-fixed-price contract with the Hill Air Force Base in Utah, according to the DOD.
BAE systems is contracted to provide “Mode 5 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe” system for the F-16 fighter jet that is used to identify and track military aircraft. The contract also states that the work is to be performed in the Greenlawn facility, and work is expected to be complete by Sept. 27, 2021.
A second contact, with a maximum value of $24.42 million was awarded to Melville-based medical supply company Henry Schein. The company was founded in 1932 as a single pharmacy in Queens by Henry Schein, and has since grown into an international Fortune 500 company that distributes dental, veterinary and medical supplies.
The contract states that the Melville company will supply an indefinite amount of medical surgery supplies to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The initial contract has been awarded as a nine-month base contract with eight one-year and one 15-month option that could extend the contract to a completion date of Sept. 27, 2027. The $24.4 million total is the maximum amount that Henry Schein could receive over the life of the contract.
“Henry Schein and our Team Schein Members are active and longstanding members of the Long Island business community,” Ann Marie Gothard, a Henry Schein spokeswoman, said in a statement emailed Wednesday.