Sub contracting: HII’s USN Submarine Fleet Support ContractsOct 25, 2012 18:43 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Huntington Ingalls, Inc. (HII), headquartered in Newport News, VA is issued regular contracts to support all American submarine classes: SSN-688 Los Angeles, SSN-21 Seawolf, and SSN-774 Virginia Class fast attack boats, and SSBN/SSGN Ohio missile submarines. HII will support the fleet as needed by managing configuration, support, and engineering data; providing parts and engineering; and conducting modernization, trade, and industrial studies. They may also be called to help with special mission submersibles, submarine support facilities, and some Foreign Military Sales programs.
The USA’s other submarine manufacturer, General Dynamics Electric Boat, has a larger support contract of its own; together, these awards maintain both the USA’s submarines and its industrial capacity.
US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in Washington, DC manages this contract, issued to HII in Newport News, VA. It isn’t competitively procured, the Navy just divides their funds between the 2 incumbent submarine contractors, with HII getting the smaller share.
Oct 25/12: FY 2013. A $142.7 million contract modification, with just $1.1 million committed at the time of the award. Work will be performed in Newport News, VA, and will run until the end of September 2013. $59.5 million will expire at that point (N00024-10-C-2102).
It’s the latest installment in a contract announced on Nov 16/09, whose options could raise its total cumulative value to $635.3 million; this award brings announced contracts to $470.8 million, though it’s worth remembering that each announcement is just a yearly maximum, and annual spending can fall below these figures. HII.
April 10/12: FY 2012. A $9.7 million contract modification, with $1.1 million committed at the time of the award. Work will be performed in Newport News, VA, and is expected to be complete at the end of September 2012 (N00024-10-C-2102).
Oct 19/11: FY 2012. A $119 million contract modification for FY 2012 services. Only $260,000 is committed at this time, with Navy Operations and Maintenance funding allocated as necessary. If the FY 2012 budget is fully funded, $50.4 million will expire on Sept 30/12. Work will be performed in Newport News, VA (N00024-10-C-2102).
Oct 1/10: FY 2011. Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc. in Newport News, VA receives a $102.7 million contract modification. Work will be performed in Newport News, VA, and will run until the end of September 2011, at which point $29.8 million will expire (N00024-10-C-2102).
The firm spins its shipbuilding sector off into HII, before the next contract modification is awarded.
Nov 16/09: Base Contract. Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc. in Newport News, VA receives a $96.7 million base contract, with options that could bring its total to $635.3 million. Work will be performed in Newport News, VA, and will run until the end of September 2010, at which point $44.5 million will expire (N00024-10-C-2102).