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Metal Shark bites off a chunk of Navy business

Written by Nick Blenkey

metal sharkJUNE 14, 2013 — Gravois Aluminum Boats LLC, Jeanerette, La., which does business as Metal Shark Aluminum Boats, is being awarded a $9,634,577 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity U.S. Navy contract for the construction of command force protection medium harbor security boats, technical data and spare parts. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $34,385,181.

The harbor security boats provide anti-terrorism/force protection patrols for U.S. Navy installations, which include patrol, interrogation of other waterborne assets and escorting large vessels in and out of harbors in various weather and water conditions, throughout the year, day and night. Each boat has four weapon foundations for .50 cal weapons, hoisting fittings and transportation tie-downs certified to U.S. Navy requirements.

Work will be performed in Jeanerette, La., and is expected to be completed by June 2015. Fiscal 2012 and 2013 Other Procurement, Navy funding in the amount of $9,634,577 will be obligated at time of contract award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively solicited as a small business set aside via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with six offers received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-13-D-2253).

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