The U.S. Navy is preparing to deploy its two hospital ships — USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy —in response to the coronavirus outbreak. However, in a press briefing at the Pentagon yesterday,
USNS Mercy (TAH 19)
The overhaul will address numerous steel repairs; flight deck resurfacing; fuel oil, feed, and potable water tank repairs; sewage piping modifications; fire main piping replacements; annual crane inspections; and underwater hull preservation to support in the ship’s daily operations.
The contract includes six optional work items which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $12,670,810.
Work will be performed in Vigor’s, Portland, OR, shipyard, and is expected to be completed by the end of January 2016.
Fiscal 2016 maintenance and repair funding in the amount of $11,797,840 are being obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The contract was competitively procured with two offers.
The Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, VA, is the contracting activity (N32205-16-C-4400).