Projects, Technical Services

Rocket and Propulsion Technology Research (RAPTR)

Rocket and Propulsion Technology Research (RAPTR) at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) RQ-West detachment at Edwards Air Force Base, CA, under subcontract to Jacobs.

Under the Rocket and Propulsion Technology Research (RAPTR) contract, Exquadrum provides on-site basic, exploratory and experimental research and development (R&D) support to the AFRL/RQ-West under subcontract to Jacobs for development and transitioning of a wide spectrum of rocket and space propulsion-related technologies to the warfighter. Specific scientific and technical R&D areas include combustion processes, fluid dynamics and materials sciences; chemical/material sciences; aerophysics and plasma physics; analytical chemistry; in-space propulsion; high-payoff propulsion technologies; and high energy density matter.

Jacobs was selected by U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate West (AFRL/RQ-West), for the RATPR contract at Edwards Air Force Base in California. AFRL/RQ-West is part of the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). RAPTR provides on-site research and development to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RQ-West) across a wide spectrum of propulsion-related areas. As a subcontractor to Jacobs, Exquadrum conducts scientific and engineering research, development, and testing in propulsion sciences (thermodynamics, structures, combustion, fluid flows, chemistry, propellants, materials, plasma devices, missile components/systems, etc.) for the AFRL Propulsion Directorate. Exquadrum has been directly supporting the Propulsion Directorate for over 15 years in technical areas which are highly complementary to its support under the RAPTR contract.

The $225 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee award has an eight-year, 10-month period of performance that commences April 1, 2020, with a 24-month base period, and includes two 41-month option periods.

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Logistics for Aerospace Research and Development Operations (LAREDO)

Logistics for Aerospace Research and Development Operations (LAREDO) at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) RQ-West detachment at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

The LAREDO contact supports facility operations for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) RQ-West detachment at Edwards Air Force Base, CA., including logistics material control, hazardous material, quality assurance, and vehicle control. The performance work statement (PWS) expands on Exquadrum’s successful CHEMMS contract which was the predecessor to LAREDO. The objective of this contract is to provide AFRL with the capability to support a variety of logistics services required to sustain site Research and Development (R&D) operations. In support of this mission, the Mission Support Division and Logistics Support Branch provide logistics support to service LMCA (Supply) operations, Munitions [Munitions Section operations, HAZMART (Pharmacy) operations, and Special Fuels/Propellants/Cryogenics operations], Vehicle Control support, Quality Assurance (QA) technical support and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) management. Exquadrum support the Mission Support Division to accomplish this R&D support.

Exquadrum provides all on-site management, personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform the LAREDO support function. Critical to this support, Exquadrum performs to the standards in the PWS and requires specialized knowledge of logistics and/or hazardous materials. This includes the planning, coordination, and surveillance of the activities necessary to ensure disciplined work performance and timely resources application to accomplish all tasking under the contract. Exquadrum is also responsible for and required to implement, and maintain management control systems necessary to plan, organize, direct, and control all activities under this contract. In performing these elements, maintaining communication with the contracting officer (CO), the contracting officer’s representative (COR) and the Air Force Program Manager (AFPM), is essential to ensure timely performance on the contract.

The fixed price LAREDO contract has a five-year performance that commenced on April 1, 2020, with a 12-month base period, and four 12-month option periods

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Consolidated Hazardous & Energetic Material Management Services (CHEMMS)

Consolidated Hazardous & Energetic Material Management Services (CHEMMS) at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) RQ-West detachment at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

The CHEMMS contact supported operations for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) RQ-West detachment at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. This performance work statement (PSW) detailed support requirements associated with Hazardous Material (HM) and Hazardous Waste (HW) Management at the AFRL. Exquadrum provided all support functions defined under DOD and AF directives to assist the AFRL in the implementation of Federal, State, County and local Safety, Health, and Environmental compliance programs. This support included the management of HM to include chemicals, fuels/propellants, munitions/explosives and HW and environmental protection and performance monitoring.

Exquadrum provided control, maintenance, technical and logistics support for HM and HW (including operating the site HAZMART) and rocket fuels/propellants (including operating the site fuels/propellants storage area). In addition, we provided munitions/energetic storage/transportation operational support and vehicle control administrative support. This support serves RDT&E operations at the AFRL as well as other host base and tenant organizations as required. Exquadrum was responsible for managing approval/order processing, inventory, maintenance, inspection, storage/handling, safety and security of hazardous and accountable assets worth over $10M. Exquadrum was responsible for customer service, quality control of documents, records management, work center scheduling, managing work center training program In addition, we were responsible for data processing in government material management systems used for asset/process approval, tracking and inventory management of over 10,000hazardous chemicals/gases, over 4000 munitions/energetics and over 50 vehicles. Exquadrum provided all labor, supervision, vehicles, equipment, tools, materials and other items and services to perform these functions

During the performance of the four-year contract (base with three option years), Exquadrum established a complete solution for the AF and ensured that all aspects of the PWS and the evolving customer requirements were met. This was especially important as the CHEMMS contract was a new support vehicle for the AFRL. Throughout the four-year term, Exquadrum provided exemplary performance as summarized in exceptional contractor performance assessment reports (CPARs).

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