Up to $9.8M for Maintenance of T-AFS 9 USNS Spica
Detyens Shipyard, Inc. in Charleston, SC received a $7.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for ship repair, overhaul and drydock of US Military Sealift Command’s Mars Class combat stores ship USNS Spica (T-AFS 9). This contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $9.8 million. Work will be performed in Charleston, SC and is expected to be complete by July 2006. This contract was competitively procured with eight proposals solicited and three offers received by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Fleet Support Command in Virginia Beach, VA (N62381-06-C-2002).
The USNS Spica’s primary mission is to provide underway replenishment and/or vertical replenishment to Navy ships at sea, and the role of T-AFS ships within the US Navy’s concept of operations was covered in more depth in DID’s in-depth T-AKE ships anchor article.