$99M to ATI for Shipbuilding Technology Development Center
Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) in North Charleston, SC received a $99 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to operate and manage the Shipbuilding Technology Center of Excellence (STCOE) to develop shipbuilding-related manufacturing technologies and to implement them in America’s shipyards. The STCOE will work closely with the US Navy’s acquisition community and the shipbuilding industry to identify manufacturing technology issues that have a negative impact on shipyard efficiency (cycle-time and cost). The STCOE will then solicit, select, and implement projects to improve these inefficiencies.
ATI will perform the work in North Charleston, SC and expects to complete it by August 2014. This contract was competitively procured under a Request For Proposals (N00014-09-R-0004), with 2 offers received by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, VA (N00014-09-D-0584).
Under the contract, ATI will carry out a number of STCOE tasks for the US Navy…
ATI has been managing and operating the STCOE for the US Navy under a previous contract (N00014-03-C-0413). Under the new contract, ATI will perform the following:
- Manage and operate the STCOE;
- Organize, facilitate and execute a shipbuilding industry-driven project selection process focused on key Navy ship acquisition programs;
- Award and manage shipbuilding-related technical projects approved by the ONR Program Officer;
- Provide support for special projects relating to the COE mission, as required. Special projects may include, but are not limited to, executing rapid response projects to meet emergent Navy requirements within the COE’s technical area, providing technical and programmatic support to the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) program offices, and completing industry surveys and benchmarking studies;
- Accomplish the missions assigned by the ONR ManTech (Manufacturing Technology) Division to the STCOE;
- Plan, coordinate and conduct outreach activities and projects to increase awareness of the STCOE and disseminate manufacturing technology throughout the nation’s shipyards and industrial base.
The STCOE, also known as the Center for Naval Shipbuilding Technology, funds projects that drive shipyard improvements and help to reduce the cost and time required to build and repair Navy ships.