Alaska Ship and Drydock Inc.
, Ketchikan, Alaska, is being awarded a
$9,689,644 cost-plus-fixed-fee agreement to build a prototype vessel to test
various technologies for their usefulness in employment in potential new naval ship
designs to facilitate the Navy
's warfighting strategy Seapower 21. This agreement
contains options that, if exercised, will bring the total cumulative value of this
agreement to $29,900,000. Work will be performed in Ketchikan, Alaska, and work is
expected to be completed October 2007 (2010 with options). Contract funds will
not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was awarded in
response to a proposal submitted under a Broad Agency Announcement that was
announced on the Federal Business Opportunities website. The Office of Naval
Research, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00014-05-9-0001).