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Defense Contracts – April 18, 2013

The DEFENSE CONTRACTS today were awarded to the following companies.



Advanced Crane Technologies, LLC*, Reading, Pa. (N62470-13-D-4016); Crane Technologies Group, Inc.*, Rochester Hills, Mich. (N62470-13-D-4017); and HECO-Pacific Manufacturing, Inc.*, Union City, Calif. (N62470-13-D-4018), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for ordering new, and overhauling existing, weight handling equipment of varying types and lifting capacities located primarily within Navy, Marine Corps, and other federal activities worldwide.  The maximum dollar value including the base period and four option years for all three contracts combined is $30,000,000.  Work includes but is not limited to, site survey/investigation; design; fabrication; crane rail alignment survey/installation; demolition/removal of existing cranes and equipment in compliance with environmental disposal restrictions; runway/equipment electrification; crane installation; crane testing; and operational training.  Work will be performed for Navy, Marine Corps, and other federal activities worldwide.  Manufacturing or crane fabrication includes sites in Pennsylvania (34 percent), Michigan (33 percent), and California (33 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by April 2018.  Fiscal 2013 Military Construction, Navy contract funds in the amount of $30,000 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with six proposals received.  These three contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

CORRECTION (Modification corrected from 10 April, release)

BAE Systems Electronics Ltd, Maritime Services Division, Portsmouth, U.K., for $8,268,703 (N61331-08-C-0012) should have read – This modification will complete production and delivery of Archerfish neutralizers (destructor, mine neutralization, Airborne EX64 Mod 0 Archerfish).

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