Navy Awards $1.38 Billion in Ship Construction Work

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., has funded two contracts for the construction of littoral combat ships.

The first awardee, Lockheed Martin Corp., of Baltimore, Maryland, has received $698,911,656 in funding under a previously-awarded contract for the construction of 2 fiscal 2014 littoral combat ships. The three contract line items being funded for each ship are for the basic seaframe construction, selected ship systems integration and test, and selected ship systems equipment. Work will be performed in Marinette, Wisconsin; Walpole, Massachusetts; Washington, D.C.; Oldsmar, Florida; Beloit, Wisconsin; Moorestown, New Jersey; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Navy expects this work to be completed by August 2018.

The other awardee, Austal USA, of Mobile, Alabama, received funding in the amount of $683,716,119 under its previously-awarded contract for construction of 2 fiscal 2014 littoral combat ships The three CLINS being funded under this contract are also for basic seaframe construction, selected ship systems integration and test, and selected ship systems equipment. Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama; Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Cincinnati, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland, Burlington, Vermont; New Orleans, Louisiana; and various other locations. The Navy expects work on this contract to be completed by June 2018.

About William Van Huis

Bill Van Huis is a Senior Writer/Analyst for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business who tracks and analyzes new regulations impacting federal government contracting. He also follows court decisions involving bid protests and contract disputes. You can find his work in WK publications like Government Contract Reports and the FAR and DFARS Matrix Tools. Bill is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager, and he has a law degree from Southern Illinois University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Prior to joining WK, Bill worked both inside and outside state and local government in the areas of procurement and municipal finance. Bill also worked as a staff attorney for the Illinois Supreme Court.
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