Maersk Wins Contract for Operation, Maintenance of Five Maritime Prepositioning Force Ships
Maersk Line, Limited, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a 30-day $1,135,350 firm-fixed-price contract with a one-year option of $29,276,478 being exercised upon contract award for the operation and maintenance of five government-owned maritime prepositioning force ships: Military Sealift Command’s USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo, USNS Sgt. William R. Button, USNS 1st Lt. Baldomero Lopez, USNS 1st Lt. Jack Lummus and USNS Pfc. Dewayne T. Williams.
These civilian-crewed ships are deployed worldwide to strategically place equipment and supplies at sea worldwide to ensure rapid availability to the U.S. Marine Corps during wartime, humanitarian operations or other contingencies. This contract includes three additional one-year options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $125,950,531. Work will be performed at sea worldwide in support of the Marine Corps’ at-sea prepositioning program, and is expected to be completed by September 2015. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year for the 30-day performance period. This contract was competitively procured via solicitation posted to Military Sealift Command, Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities web pages, with more than 50 proposals solicited and seven offers received. The Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-11-C-3110).
Source: defense, July 15, 2011;