do the letters "BCO" mean?
BCO-inc. was founded by a group formerly
employed at the RCA facility in Burlington MA, which later merged into GE
Aerospace and then Martin Marietta. In 1994, the Burlington facility
was closed and moved to Martin Marietta, now Lockheed Martin, in Florida.
The final activity at the Burlington facility was known as the "Burlington Center
Operations", or BCO. The BCO-Inc.
founders retained that name and formed an independent corporation at our
present location, 799 Turnpike Road in Billerica, MA. Our initial workload was largely a spin-off from unfinished ATE hardware and
software tasks resulting from the Burlington shut down. Since that meager beginning,
our staff, the products, and the
customer clientele has flourished. Today we just go by the title
BCO-Inc. To our customers and our
staff, it means more every day!
What is a Ruggedized PXI Platform?
BCO specializes in
providing engineering design solutions for a wide range of ruggedized
equipment applications. Many of our designs are configured with built in
cooling and heating components. Our hermetically sealed enclosures are
designed to protect COTS grade equipment when operated in hostile
Ruggedized PXI Platform
consists of a portable equipment case with an internal shock mounted 19
inch frame designed for mounting electronic equipment. This rugged
transit case provides an environmentally conditioned environment for the
rack mounted equipment. This is a Hermetically Sealed case which isolates PXI equipment from hostile environments as specified for military
applications. The sealed enclosure allows the system designer to select
any of the full line of PXI products without the need to Conformal Coat
the cards/components. With the conditioned internal environment, there is
no need to select PXI products which operate at an extended temperature
What is Contract Closeout and why is that a
There is general belief that a contract is completed when final
delivery is made of the required goods and services and the Government has
made acceptance and final payment to the contract. However, in the
administrative contracting arena, a contract is not complete and ready for
close out until the contractor complies with all the terms of the
contract. This includes those administrative actions that are
contractually required; i.e. financial reconciliation, property, security, patents and royalties.
Contract Closeout is completed when all administrative
actions have been satisfied, all disputes settled, and final payment has
been made. The process can be simple or complex depending on the
contract type. Contract closeouts require coordination and agreement between the
contractor and government Contracts, Finance, Program and Auditing
experience and skills in financial consultation and contract closeout
specialization under subcontract to major defense industry companies
following the business spin-off from its Burlington Center Operations
genesis. Our Contract Close-Out, CCO, expertise stems from knowledge of how major contracts
are set up, how accounting practices are traditionally executed, and how
outstanding commitments and obligations can be satisfied even after years
of corporate and personnel turn-over. Our business brings
completed contracts to satisfactory closure, frequently with
bonus savings and potential for unexpected returns for the customer.