General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $34,892,258 cost plus incentive fee contract for the preparation and accomplishment of the FY09 dry-docking and selected restricted availability of USS Providence (SSN 719) at the contractor's facility, Groton, Conn. The contractor will perform advance planning, design documentation, engineering, procurement, ship-checks, fabrication and preliminary shipyard work and/or any other work necessary to prepare for and accomplish the necessary alterations and repairs, maintenance, testing and routine work. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $39,780,633. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 2009. Contract funds in the amount of $34,892,258 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-09-C-4404).