New Navy Contracts

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Houston, Texas, is being awarded a $55,000,000 cost no fee, indefinite delivery, indefinitely quantity contract to provide for ship classification and classification-related services to be performed by the ABS (a congressionally recognized agent of the Government) for surface ships and craft being procured and maintained during their lifecycle by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The ABS classification process using Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) forms the core of the certification process for surface ships procured by NAVSEA. New construction contracts require the ships to be designed and constructed in accordance with ABS Rules for Building and Classing Naval Vessels, and other referenced ABS Rules and Guides as necessary to comply with the designated class notations. Approximately 46 percent of the services will be performed in support of new construction DDG ships in Bath, Maine, Pascagoula, Miss. and Gulf Port, Miss. and approximately 46 percent in support of future LCS new construction ships in locations to be determined. The remaining 8 percent of services will be performed in Norfolk, Va., San Diego, Calif. and various worldwide points as specified in task orders to be issued, and work is expected to be completed by December 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. is the contracting activity. (N00024-09-D-4208)

Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training and Support, Orlando, Fla. is being awarded a $15,609,350 firm fixed price contract for one first article Machinery Control System shipset, two additional MCS shipsets, and one Testing and Validation System for the DDG-51 modernization efforts. The MCS is a Hull, Mechanical and Electrical upgrade and part of a comprehensive plan to modernize the DDG-51 Class to ensure the ships remain combat relevant and affordable throughout their life. The focus of the MCS upgrade is to automate many manual functions to reduce manning levels and watch stander requirements. This contract includes options and engineering services which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $51,500,000. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla. and is expected to be completed by April 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract wascompetitively procured via Federal Business Opportunities, with two offers received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-09-C-4201).


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