DoD Awards Two Ship Repair Contracts

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 11, 2014

USS Mount Whitney: Photo USN

USS Mount Whitney: Photo USN

The US Department of Defense informs it has awarded a contract to Brodogradiliste Viktor Lenac D.D., Rijeka, Croatia, for the 'USS Mount Whitney', and a contract modification to General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California for work on 'USS Boxer'.

1. USS Mount Whitney
Brodogradiliste Viktor Lenac D.D., Rijeka, Croatia, is being awarded a $21,383,394 firm-fixed-price contract for a 179-day Extended Service Life Program, dry docking and ship repair of USS Mount Whitney.

The ship's primary mission is to provide communication, command, and control support to U.S. Navy forces at sea. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $29,674,806. Work will be performed in Rijeka, Croatia, and is expected to be completed by July 2015.

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00033-14-C-7504).

2. USS Boxer
General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, was awarded $7,000,000 to increase an undefinitized contract action to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00024-13-C-4404) for USS Boxer (LHD 4) fiscal 2014 Phased Maintenance Availability.

DoD explains that a phased maintenance availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities.

Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by December 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $7,000,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

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