BAE Systems Receives Contract for Post Shakedown Availability of One Freedom-Variant LCS

BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair LLC is awarded a contract for the accomplishment of Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) for one U.S. Navy Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).

The cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00024-20-C-2320), worth around 24.57 million, was awarded by the Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

The contract also has options for the accomplishment of PSAs for up to seven additional Freedom-variant LCSs which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to around $203.9 million.

The PSA is accomplished within a period of approximately 16 weeks between the time of ship custody transfer to the Navy and the shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) obligation work limiting date. The PSA encompasses all of the manpower, support services, material, non-standard equipment and associated technical data and documentation required to prepare for and accomplish the PSA.

The work to be performed will include correction of government-responsible trial card deficiencies, new work identified between custody transfer and the time of PSA, and incorporation of approved engineering changes that were not incorporated during the construction period which are not otherwise the building yard’s responsibility under the ship construction contract.

Work will be performed in Mayport, Florida, and is expected to be completed by March 2021. If all options are exercised, work will continue through November 2025.

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