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Marine Log

March 7, 2006

$7.28 million MSC contract for Detyens

Detyens Shipyard, Inc., Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $7,286,360 firm-fixed-price contract for ship repair, overhaul and drydock to support Military Sealift Command's combat stores ship USNS Spica (T-AFS 9). USNS Spica's primary mission is to provide underway replenishment and/or vertical replenishment to Navy ships at sea, enabling the ships to remain on station for extended periods of time, ready to respond when needed. This contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $9,762,788. Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed by July 2006. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with eight proposals solicited and three offers received. The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Fleet Support Command, Virginia Beach, Va., is the contracting activity (N62381-06-C-2002).

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