AUGUST 21, 2016 — Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a $52,366,419 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for nuclear propulsion and complex modernization work on the Nimitz class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for its fiscal 2016 planned incremental availability.
This effort will include planning, material procurement, prefabrication, manpower, support services, design integration, engineering and management support, and technical data required to prepare for and accomplish this work during the availability.
The Navy says that the work to be accomplished will include repair or replacement of shipboard nuclear support and propulsion systems; work within nuclear-controlled spaces; and work on specialized systems (e.g., catapults, arresting gear, aircraft elevators, etc.), and only the original shipbuilder has displayed the unique certifications, capabilities, and expertise required.
Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by September 2017.
Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2016 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $49,150,000 will be obligated at time of award, and $39,350,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 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-4327).