Up to $57.6M to Sippican/GSM for Multi-function Mast Antenna
Sippican/GSM Submarine Antenna Joint Venture in Marion, MA received a $6.9 million cost-plus-incentive-fee/cost-plus-fixed fee contract (N00039-09-C-0038) for design and development of an Increment 2 capability for the multi-function mast (OE-538) antenna system for U.S. Navy submarines. The OE-538 [PDF] is mast-mounted, communication and navigation antenna intended for new construction or as a replacement upgrade for antennas on existing submarines.
This contract includes options for low-rate initial production and full-rate production quantities of OE-538 Increment 2 hardware, as well as options for engineering/depot repair services and provisioning item orders, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $57.6 million.
Sippican/GSM, which is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin Sippican and Granite State Manufacturing, will perform the work in Marion, MA (97%) and Manchester, NH (3%), and expects to complete it by December 2011. If all options are exercised, work could continue until September 2017. This contract was competitively procured with 1 offer received via the FedBizOpps website and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego, CA (N00039-09-C-0038). SPAWAR awarded the contract on behalf of its organizational partner, the Navy’s Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence Systems (PEO C4ISR).