July 13, 2010
Detyens wins $6.8 million MSC contract
Detyens Shipyards, Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $6,849,591 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular drydock and overhaul of Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent. Work to be performed will include preservation of ballast and potable water tanks; propeller maintenance; and main engine overall. The ship's primary mission is to provide fuel to Navy ships at sea and jet fuel to aircraft assigned to aircraft carriers. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $7,952,431. Work will be performed in North Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed by September 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via an unrestricted solicitation posted to the Military Sealift Command, Navy Electronic Commerce Online, and Federal Business Opportunities Web sites, with three offers received. The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Fleet Support Command is the contracting authority.