September 1, 2004

MSC contract for GD unit

American Overseas Marine Corp. (AMSEA), Quincy, Mass., is being awarded a $23,594,094 firm-fixed-price, reimbursables contract for the operation and maintenance of nine large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) ships to move cargo primarily in support of deployed U.S. military forces worldwide. The contract contains four one-year options, which if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value of this contract to $122,643,747. Work will be primarily at U.S. East Coast and Gulf ports in reduced operating status, but must be deployable worldwide, and is expected to be completed by September 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with more than 50 proposals solicited and nine offers received. The Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting authority (N00033-04-C-5300).

American Overseas Marine is a unit of General Dynamics.

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