JUNE 8, 2018 — TOTE Services Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, has been awarded a $7,883,975 firm-fixed-price contract for the operation and maintenance of the Offshore Petroleum Discharge system (OPDS) vessels USNS VADM K.R. Wheeler (T-AG 5001) and its support vessel USNS Fast Tempo. Leveraging commercial technology from the offshore oil production and transportation industry, Wheeler can pump fuel to beach distribution facilities from up to 8 miles offshore.
The contract includes a 12-month base period, four 12-month option periods and a six-month option which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $44,328,185. Work will be performed at sea worldwide and is expected to be completed by June 2019. If all options are exercised, work will continue through Jan. 30, 2024. Working capital contract funds in the amount of $7,883,975 are obligated for the base period, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was competitively procured, with four offers received. The Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity