General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company – Norfolk (NASSCO Norfolk), Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a $106,923,080 contract for the execution of the USS Bataan (LHD 5) fiscal 2020 selected restricted availability. The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring its cumulative value to $130,861,394. Work will be performed in Norfolk.
The availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.
This is a “long-term” non-docking availability and was solicited on a coast-wide (east and Gulf coasts) basis without limiting the place of performance to the vessel’s homeport.
NASSCO Norfolk will provide the facilities and human resources capable of completing, coordinating and integrating multiple areas of ship maintenance, repair and modernization for USS Bataan.
Work is expected to be completed by December 2021. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy); and 2020 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $106,923,080 will be obligated upon contract award and funds in the amount of $1,816,383 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The contract was competitively procured using full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities website and one offer was received.
The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.