Chouest wins MSC tug contract worth potential $35.9 million

Written by Nick Blenkey
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AUGUST 30, 2015 — The Department of Defense reported Friday that Edison Chouest’s Alpha Marine Services LLC, Galliano, LA, was awarded a $6,965,712 firm-fixed-priced contract April 22 for the time charter of six tractor tugs in support of Navy bases at Kings Bay, GA; and Mayport, FL. 

The contract includes three 12-month options and one 11-month option that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $35,918,232.  

Work will be performed in Kings Bay (50 percent); and Mayport (50 percent), and is expected to be completed by July 2020.   

Working capital funds in the amount of $6,965,712 are obligated.  Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  

The contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received.  

The Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity (N62387-15-C-2100).

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