Maersk Line, Limited, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $25,900,821
firm-fixed-price contract with reimbursables subject to the availability of fiscal
year 2006 funds. The contract is for the operation and maintenance of eight fast
sealift ships. These ships move cargo primarily in support of deployed U.S.
military forces worldwide. This contract includes four one-year options, which, if
exercised, would bring the total value of the contract to $134,796,176. The ships
will be primarily maintained at U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast ports in reduced
operating status, but must be deployable worldwide when activated. Work
performance is worldwide, and is expected to be completed by September 2010.
Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This
contract was competitively procured with more than 50 proposals solicited and
offers received. The Military Sealift Command
, Washington, D.C., is the
contracting activity (N00033-05-C-5340).