Detyens awarded $8.5 million Navy contract

MARCH 27 2014 — Detyens Shipyards Inc., North Charleston,SC, is being awarded an $8,529,497 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul and dry-docking of USNS Laramie (T-AO 203).

Work will include clean and gas free tanks, voids, and cofferdams; deck non-skid resurfacing; ballast tank preservation, cylinder head and liner overhaul, main engine turbo overhaul, cargo system wire replacement; cargo console mechanical support; auxiliary boiler maintenance and inspection; annual lifeboat certification; house ventilation system cleaning; docking and undocking; propeller system maintenance and hub replacement; overhauling sea valves; and underwater hull cleaning and painting.

Laramie's primary mission is to provide fuel to U.S. Navy ships at sea and jet fuel to aircraft assigned to aircraft carriers. The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $9,520,492.

Work will be performed in Charleston and is expected to be completed by June 2014. Fiscal 2014 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $8,529,497 are obligated and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was competitively procured as a small business set-aside, with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two proposals received. The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N32205-14-C-1001).