The Truman Stops Here
DID’s article re: costing the CVN-21 Class noted the lifetime cost role played by mid-life refuelings and “incremental availabilities.” As part of the Nimitz Class super-carrier USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) Planned Incremental Availability, Earl Industries LLC in Portsmouth, VA received a $17 million fixed-price contract for miscellaneous mechanical and structural repairs, preservation and ship alterations.
Work will be performed in Portsmouth, VA and is expected to be complete by November 2006. All contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Internet, with 12 proposals solicited and one offer received. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center USN in Portsmouth, VA issued the contract (N40025-06-C-6004).