BAE Jacksonville gets $23.8 mod to Navy contract

Written by Nick Blenkey
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USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117)

BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair, Jacksonville, Fla., has been awarded a $23,865,722 modification to a previously awarded Navy contract to exercise options for USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) post-shakedown availability (PSA).

The Navy took delivery of the Paul Ignatius from Ingalls Shipbuilding February 22. The PSA is accomplished within a period of approximately 16 weeks between the time of ship custody transfer to the Navy and the shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) obligation work limiting date (OWLD). The PSA encompasses all of the manpower, support services, material, non-standard equipment and associated technical data and documentation required to prepare for and accomplish the PSA. The work to be performed will include correction of government responsible trial card deficiencies, new work identified between custody transfer and the time of PSA, and incorporation of approved engineering changes that were not incorporated during the construction period, which are not otherwise the building yard’s responsibility under the ship construction contract.

Work will be performed in Jacksonville and is expected to be completed by May 2020. Fiscal 2019 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $5,121,024; and fiscal 2013 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $5,643,677 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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