Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $16,000,000
cost-plus-fixed-fee option to previously awarded contract (N00024-03-C-2310) for
the advance procurement
of required Long Lead Material for the first Littoral
Combat Ship (LCS) to be constructed by Bath Iron Works. The LCS is the U.S. Navy's
newest surface combatant. The LCS requirement has been identified as part of a
broader surface combatant force transformation strategy; focused missions for the
ship are those that ensure and enhance friendly force access to littoral areas.
Long Lead Material is being procured under the Final System Design contract
order to meet the delivery requirements of the first Flight Zero ship. The
contract award for Long Lead Material includes a description of the items to be
procured, the supplier, the required ordering date, supplier lead-time, in-yard
need date and a breakout by month of the dollar amounts required. Work will be
performed in Bath, Maine, and is expected to be completed September 2005. Contract
funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems
Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.