Boston Ship Repair Receives USNS Comfort Contract Worth Up to USD 9.21 Million

Boston Ship Repair, L.L.C., Boston, Mass., is being awarded a $9,219,075 firm-fixed-price contract for a 60-day regular overhaul/dry-docking of Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort.  This shipyard availability is primarily for ship repair and maintenance.

Work will include dry-docking and undocking of the ship; tank preservation; freeboard preservation; underwater hull painting; switchboard upgrade, sea valve repair; and pump overhauls.  Comfort’s primary mission is to provide emergency, on-site care for deployed U.S. military forces, and the ship is used extensively for humanitarian engagement missions.  This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $11,857,397.

Work will be performed in Boston, Mass., and is expected to be completed by April 13, 2012.  Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via a solicitation posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website, with more than 50 companies solicited and three offers received.  The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Fleet Support Command, a field activity of Military Sealift Command, is the contracting activity (N40442-12-C-5001).

Naval Today Staff , December 19, 2011