May 5, 2007
Maritime security contract for Chouest vessel
Edison Chouest Offshore, Galliano, La., is being awarded a $7,465,039 fixed-price contract for the charter of U.S. flagged Maritime Support Vessel MV C-Courageous to support maritime security operations.
The vessel will provide berthing and messing for 30 military personnel and will serve as a platform to transport, launch, recover, refuel, rearm and perform maintenance on small patrol watercraft.
The vessel can operate at full capacity for up to 30 days without re-supply.This contract includes three one-year option periods and one 11-month option period that, if exercised, would bring the total award amount to $36,467,547, including the estimated cost of reimbursable items such as fuel, port services and canal charges. Work will be performed worldwide, and is expected to be completed August 2008 (July 2012 with options).
Contract funds for the base year will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.This contract was competitively procured with more than 100 proposals solicited and nine offers received.The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-07-C-2002).