Up to $87.6M in Contracts for NAVSEA Weapons Demilitarization
The Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, MD awarded 2 performance-based, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, multiple-award, cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts worth up to $87.6 million to provide engineering and demilitarization of munitions.
Under the contracts, the winning bidders will provide analytical engineering and technical support services, analysis of requirements, assessments, data analysis/management, technical support, and program management support for the US Navy and other Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD customers.
The winning bidders are:
- El Dorado Engineering in Salt Lake City, UT, which received an $8.1 million contract, with a potential value of $43.1 million if all 4 one-year options are exercised (N00174-10-D-0007), and
- Science Applications International Corp. in McLean, VA, which received an $8.4 million contract, with a potential value of $44.5 million if all 4 one-year options are exercised (N00174-10-D-0009).
El Dorado Engineering uses the following techiques for munitions demilitarization: unpack and pull-apart operations, defusing, baseplate removal, waterjet cutting, and submunition extraction.
According to the US Navy Munitions Demilitarization Policy, [pdf] demilitarization (DEMIL) of munitions involves the following:
“The act of destroying the military offensive or defensive advantages inherent in certain types of equipment or material. The term includes mutilation, scrapping, melting, burning, or alteration designed to prevent the further use of the equipment and material for its originally intended military or lethal purpose and applies equally to material in unservice able or serviceable condition that has been screened through the NAVICP [Naval Inventory Control Point] and declared surplus or foreign excess. In accordance with existing limitations (regulations/treaties), dumping at sea is also a means of performing DEMIL.”
El Dorado and SAIC will perform the work in Salt Lake City, UT, and McLean, VA, and expect to complete the work by April 2011. This contract was competitively procured via the FedBizOpps Web site, with 6 offers received by Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, MD.