DOT Selects Crowley Gov’t Arm for Potential $638M Vessel Acquisition Support IDIQ

DOT Selects Crowley Gov’t Arm for Potential $638M Vessel Acquisition Support IDIQ
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Crowley’s government services business has received a potential six-year, $638M contract to assist the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration unit in its vessel acquisition and deployment activities.

DOT said in a notice posted Monday on the beta SAM website that the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award includes firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee orders for contract line items.

According to the solicitation, Crowley will serve as a vessel acquisition manager that will handle MARAD’s vessel screening and delivery activities in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping and SOLAS Convention requirements.

VAM work will also include oversight of modernization operations, custodial management, maintenance activities and delivery of roll-on/roll-off ships for coastwise service.

MARAD intends to use the acquired vessels to support its Ready Reserve Force and fulfill Department of Defense sealift requirements, DOT said in the request for information.

Crowley will also help MARAD conduct logistics operations, assess commercially available offerings and evaluate potential vessels that will operate as part of a governmentowned fleet.

The IDIQ contract has a four-year base period of performance and one two-year extension option.

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