NOVEMBER 11, 2012 — Edison Chouest Offshore’s Offshore Service Vessels, LLC, Cut Off, La. is being awarded a $7,264,728 firm- fixed-price contract for a 324-calendar day time charter of U.S.-built, U.S.-flagged, contractor-owned and –operated maritime support vessel MV C-Champion. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $43,168,496.
MV C-Champion will be used to support up to 30 military personnel for 30 days without resupply for U.S. Navy missions.
MV C-Champion will be used as a platform for launching and recovering small boats; refueling and provisioning small boats; and assisting with limited maintenance for small boats. The vessel with also provide support to Maritime Security Operations.
The contractor will operate and maintain the vessel for the duration of the charter.
Services of the chartered vessel will be provided worldwide, and work is expected to be completed September 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $7,264,728 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured, via the Federal Business Opportunities website and MSC’s E-commerce website, with more than 100 small businesses solicited and one offer received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, S.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-13-C-2001).