Navy awards network-centric contract

The Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in Charleston, S.C., has awarded a contract potentially worth up to almost $70 million to Engineering Services Network Inc., the company announced today.

The competitively awarded, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fix-fee performance-based contract has a base period of one year, with an initial value of $9.5 million. ESN CEO Raymond Lopez Jr. said that after the first year, the contract is structured to extend two option years, then another one-year award, two additional option years, then another one-year award; taken together, these extend the contract to seven years with a value of nearly $70 million.

Under the terms of the contract, ESN will:
  • Investigate and evaluate shipboard and shore systems and equipment to determine platform and site equipment and system configurations
  • Carry out engineering investigative, evaluative and corrective services for shipboard and shore equipment and systems, to identify and document design and/or installation problems related to maintainability, reliability and operability
  • Develop, prepare, review and verify a range of technical documentation
  • Investigate and evaluate various data files to identify equipment performance deficiencies, both operational and logistical
  • Develop and provide training materials and aids, and conduct training, training audits and evaluations
  • Conduct maintenance philosophy evaluations to identify support requirements at the organizational, intermediate and depot levels of maintenance, determine intermediate level screening criteria, establish depot capability requirements and certify depot performance; and, where applicable, define and evaluate nontraditional maintenance processes to provide suitable support for off-the-shelf equipment and systems.

ESN, a service-disabled veteran-owned company, will perform half the work on the contract in the Portsmouth, Va., area and the balance in Charleston.

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