BAE Systems’ San Diego Ship Repair has been awarded an $125,517,541 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of the USS Essex (LHD 2) fiscal 2022 docking selected restricted availability, according to the Department of Defense.
The contract includes a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of the USS Essex, a landing helicopter dock homeported in San Diego. The LHD, which was launched in February 1991 and commissioned in October 1992, is a multipurpose amphibious assault ship.
The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $148,226,878. Work on the vessel is to be performed in San Diego and is anticipated to be completed by October 2023, the DOD said.
Fiscal year 2022 funds in the amount of $123,421,093 2022 (98%); and fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,096,448 (2%) will be obligated at time of award, of which, funds in the amount of $2,096,448 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, according to the DOD.
This contract was awarded via the System for Award Management website. The contracting activity is the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.
The USS Essex is the second ship in the Navy’s Wasp class, which is capable of transporting almost the full strength of a United States Marine Corps Marine Expeditionary Unit. BAE Systems previously helped maintain the lead vessel, USS Wasp, under a $237.7 million contract awarded in November 2020.
BAE Systems North America, which is headquartered in Virginia, operates a commercial ship repair facility on nearly 37 acres within the San Diego Bay on land leased from the Port of San Diego.