Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems-Marine Systems in Sunnyvale, CA received a $20.5 million firm-fixed-price contract to design and produce replacement gears for the propulsion system in the Navy’s 4 T-AOE 6-class fast combat support ships, USNS Supply [T-AOE 6], USNS Rainier [T-AOE 7], USNS Arctic [T-AOE 8] and USNS Bridge [T-AOE 10]. Fast combat support ships provide fuel, ammunition, food and other cargo to U.S. Navy ships at sea worldwide. The new hardware will replace components of the ships’ main reduction gear, which converts and transmits engine power to the propeller. The contract includes 5 options for installation support and 1 option for the purchase of additional hardware, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $22.4 million.
Work will be performed at various locations worldwide and is expected to be complete by September 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with 2 offers received. The solicitation was issued on an unrestricted basis, using full and open competitive procedures via the Military Sealift Command, Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities web pages. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command in Washington, DC issued the contract (N00033-08-C-7501).