Detyens Shipyard, Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $21,498,523 firm-fixed-price contract for the maintenance, repair and upgrade of Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic. Work will consist of conversion upgrades as well as ship class- and certification-driven maintenance and repair work, and will also include dry-docking during an extended availability. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $27,882,970. Work will be performed in North Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed Sept. 10, 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $27,882,970 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via a solicitation posted to the Military Sealift Command, Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities web pages, with more than 50 proposals solicited and three offers received. Military Sealift Command, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-12-C-7502).