Up to $430M in SUPSALV Pacific Contracts
The US Navy’s SUPSALV isn’t glamorous, but they’re involved in a range of activities that include removing dangers to navigation, removing hazardous items (like oil & fuel) from sunken ships, and other underwater engineering. They’re also involved in emergency pollution and disaster response, including 2 of the decade’s most publicized American disasters. They’ve just released their Deepwater Horizon report [PDF] concerning the 2011 oil well disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 have just led SUPSALV to field a containerized command post that’s 100% powered by renewable energy, so they can operate without being dependent on local fuel infrastructures
At the beginning of February 2012, US Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC issued a pair of contracts worth up to $430 million.
Contracts & Key Events
These indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-award-fee contracts are for salvage, salvage-related towing, harbor clearance, ocean engineering, and point-to-point towing services, supporting the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving in the Pacific Ocean.
Discussions with SUPSALV confirm that these 2 contracts are additive rather than shared, and confirmed that the contracts have 4 option years. These awards follow FBO.gov announcements of temporary bridge contracts to SMIT Singapore, and Crowley Marine Services in Seattle, WA. A similar long-term contract for the Atlantic and Mediterranean regions has already been awarded to to Donjon Marine in Hillside, NJ (N00024-11-D-4002), who also received a recent bridge contract.
Feb 2/12: Titan Maritime, LLC in Pompano Beach, FL receives a maximum a $43 million contract, with work expected to complete by February 2013, and options that could take the contract to 5 years and $215 million. Work will be performed in the vicinity of the West Coast of the Untied States (80%), Hawaii (10%), and the Eastern Pacific (10%). This contract was competitively procured via FBO.gov, with 1 proposal received (N00024-12-D-4119).
Feb 2/12: SMIT Singapore PTE, Ltd. in Singapore receives a maximum a $43 million contract, with work expected to complete by February 2013, and options that could take the contract to 5 years and $215 million. Work will be performed in the vicinity of the Western Pacific Ocean. This contract was competitively procured via FBO.gov, with 1 proposal received (N00024-12-D-4120).