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Hydroid Wins $36M Order for UUVs

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defence; issued September 16, 2013)

Hydroid Inc, Pocasset, Mass., is being awarded a $36,323,734 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of unmanned underwater vehicles.

The unmanned underwater vehicles provide the military force with very shallow water and shallow water mine countermeasures as well as underwater object localization tools.

Work will be performed in Pocasset, Mass., and is expected to be completed by September 2018. Fiscal 2011 other procurement, Navy funding in the amount of $862,202 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with the statutory authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-13-D-0005).