BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $8,685,509 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar-day regular overhaul of Military Sealift Command's fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). The ship's primary mission is to operate as part of a carrier strike group, providing fuel, ammunition, and dry and refrigerated stores to support U.S. Navy ships at sea. This regular overhaul includes cleaning and inspecting tanks and spaces, underwater hull-cleaning and painting, and numerous inspections and certifications. The contract contains options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $11,684,396. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and the period of performance is for 55 calendar days, commencing on about Aug.1, 2009. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with three offers received. The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Fleet Support Command, a field activity of Military Sealift Command, is the contracting activity (N40442-09-C-2007).