War…On the Installment Plan

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Every once in awhile you come across a Pentagon contract announcement, like this one Thursday, that reminds you that while the wars may be all but over, we’ll be paying for them for a long time:

Medical Center Orthotics and Prosthetics LLC, Silver Spring, Md., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum amount of $30,000,000 for the procurement of prosthetics devices and fitting services for lower extremity amputees at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Work will be performed at Bethesda, Md., and Fort Belvoir, Va. Fiscal 2013 Procurement funds in the amount of $9,000,000 are being obligated on this award. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with five bids received. The Army Medical Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (W91YTZ-13-D-0022).