Navy Awards Multi Ship/Multi Option Contract

Tuesday, December 21, 2004
The Navy awarded the East Coast Multi/Ship Multi Option (MS/MO) contract on Dec. 20 to Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation (NORSHIPCO) for DDG docking maintenance availabilities along with their associated non-docking availabilities.

The contract is a Cost Plus Award Fee contract type with hull specific maintenance availabilities, as well as Inter-availability Maintenance. "This contract transforms the way the Navy does maintenance and provides the Navy greater flexibility to support surge deployment vice the previous rotational posture," commented Rear Adm. Charles Hamilton, Program Executive Officer-Ships.

This contracting strategy allows the Navy to align contracting methodologies between coasts and make the most efficient use of current resources by establishing flexible, responsive repair contracts to meet changing fleet requirements and schedules. The MS/MO provides schedule savings through learning curve cost improvements, associated with long-term contracts, containing repetitive work throughout ship's training/deployment/ maintenance/modernization cycles, in order to reduce costs through the benefits of advanced planning and lessons learned.

This contract includes nine docking availabilities along with their associated non-docking availabilities. NORSHIPCO will be responsible for planning the availabilities. The contract also requires 40% of the direct production work to be subcontracted to at least two small businesses. NORSHIPCO's effectiveness in providing subcontracting to small business was evaluated as part of the contract award process and will be considered as part of the award fee to encourage the most efficient and practical use of small business.

This contract has a total estimated value of $50M. The $50M is based upon the successful offeror's response to the Government's notional work package in the solicitation over the life of the contract. Each availability is a contract option and will be priced by the contractor once the Navy provides a definitive work package for the contractor to price.

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Golden Ocean and Knightsbridge Complete Merger

The merger between Knightsbridge Shipping Limited and Golden Ocean Group Limited was approved today at special meetings of both companies' shareholders.      The new company,

Panama Canal Sets Sight on Another Expansion

As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion

Long Beach, LA Collaborate to Improve Cargo Flow

Executives from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles held a kickoff meeting earlier this week to begin working together to focus on cargo conveyance strategies

Navy

17 Countries for Maritime Security Training in Indonesia

Representatives from 17 countries would take part in the sixth Maritime Security Desktop Exercise that is scheduled to be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from March 30 to April 1.

Thailand Eyes Submarine Fleet

Royal Thai Navy (RTN)'s plan to buy submarines is on again with strong backing from Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon who wants Thailand’s fleet to be on par with neighbouring countries.

Submerged Politics in Aussie's $39 bln Submarine Plan

Australian government plans to spend 50 billion Australian dollars (US$39.39 billion) on powerful new submarines, has become a political football at home, reports Reuters.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2592 sec (4 req/sec)