December 7, 2006
Navy contract for Detyens Shipyards
Detyens Shipyards Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $6,449,729 firm-fixed-price contract for a 90-calendar-day Post Shipyard Availability of Military Sealift Command's dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Lewis & Clark (T-AKE 1). The ship's primary mission is to operate as part of a carrier strike group, providing fuel, ammunition and dry and refrigerated stores to support U.S. Navy ships at sea. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $8,394,329. Work will be performed in North Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed within 90 calendar days from the commencement of the contract in February 2007. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with two offers received. The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Fleet Support Command, a field activity of Military Sealift Command, is the contracting authority (N40442-07-C-3000).