NASSCO gets $106 million for EMB 5 materials, engineering

USNS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) is the first Expeditionary Mobile Base, and along with follow-on ships, ESB 4 and ESB 5, will be optimized to support a variety of maritime based missions. The ESBs are designed around four core capabilities: aviation facilities, berthing, equipment staging support, and command and control assets USNS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) is the first Expeditionary Mobile Base, and along with follow-on ships, ESB 4 and ESB 5, will be optimized to support a variety of maritime based missions. The ESBs are designed around four core capabilities: aviation facilities, berthing, equipment staging support, and command and control assets GD NASSCO

JUNE 1, 2015 — General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $106,167,876 undefinitized contract action on a not-to-exceed basis for the procurement of long lead time material and engineering support for Expeditionary Mobile Base 5 (formerly Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Base).  

This action allows the procurement of ship sets of the purchase specifications supporting integrated propulsion, main diesel generator engines, propeller and shafting, integrated bridge electronics, centrifugal pumps, fuel and lube oil purifiers and steering gear components.

Work will be performed in, Pittsburgh, PA (30.15 percent); Beloit, WI (27.45 percent); San Diego, CA (10.26 percent); Santa Fe Springs, CA (9.90 percent); Chesapeake, VA (7.00 percent); Izmir, Turkey (4.36 percent); Hamburg, Germany (3.23 percent); Houma, LA (3.08 percent); Buffalo, NY (2.49 percent); Bremen, Germany (1.72 percent); and Monza, Italy (0.36 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2017. 

Fiscal 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $70,850,907 will be obligated at time of award.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  

This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) - only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-16-C-2227).

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