Biospherics Inc. of Beltsville won a $2.6 million contract from the Federal Trade Commission to create a call center.

Biospherics will operate a Consumer Response Center where callers can get information about unfair or deceptive business acts and practices.

Biospherics provides telecommunications call centers, information systems, database management and proprietary food and medical innovations in both the private and public sectors.

Norfolk Dredging Co. of Chesapeake won a $37.9 million contract from the Army for construction services.

Basile, Bauman, Prost, & Associates Inc. of Annapolis won a $7.9 million contract from the Navy for services in supporting private ventures.

NVT Technologies Inc. of Sterling won a $4.1 million contract from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for operation of government-owned facilities.

Designers and Planners Inc. of Arlington won a $2 million contract from the National Park Service for architectural and engineering services.

The Hughes Group of Silver Spring won a $1.2 million contract from the General Services Administration for equipment.

Raytheon Co. of Vienna won a $976,000 contract from Hanscom Air Force Base for logistics support.

Corporate Systems Resources Inc. of Greenbelt won a $687,500 contract from Hanscom Air Force Base for computers and printers.

Northrop Grumman Corp. of Baltimore won a $303,076 contract from Rome Laboratory for rapid information recovery services.

Moon Engineering of Portsmouth won a $234,000 contract from the Navy for ship construction.

Austin & Associates of Fallston won a $216,000 contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical supplies.

C.B.C. Enterprises Inc. of Norfolk won a $132,990 contract from NASA for supplies and materials.

McDonald & Eudy Printers of Temple Hills won a $122,319 contract from the Government Printing Office for poster and pamphlet printing services.

Webcraft Technologies Inc. of Washington won a $107,000 contract from the Government Printing Office for research services.

Comptech Corp. of Rockville won a $99,869 contract from the Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio, for electrical components.

M and B Headwear Co. of Richmond won a $97,400 contract from the Defense Personnel Support Center for helmets.

IPI Graphics of Upper Marlboro won a $90,218 contract from the Government Printing Office for printing services.

Turnbull Enterprises Inc. of Baltimore won an $87,804 contract from the Defense Supply Center for equipment.

Gastonia Fire & Safety of Chesapeake won an $87,693 contract from the Navy for maintenance services for fire protection systems.

Tri-State Home Health and Equipment Co. of Frederick won a $72,972 from the Federal Prison Camp for dietitian services.

S&S Graphics Inc. of Laurel won a $55,010 contract from the Government Printing Office for printing services.

Marlin Graphics of Baltimore won a $51,917 contract from the U.S. Government Printing Office for printing services.

The contracts listed were awarded by the federal government to companies and other vendors in Virginia, Maryland and the District.