Pentagon Contract Announcement
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Aug. 21, 2020)
Archerfish Destructor is a low-cost, single-shot mine destructor which is intended to locate, classify and destroy all naval sea mines. Archerfish can be deployed from airborne and surface mine counter-measure assets. (BAE photo)
BAE Systems Surface Ships Limited, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, is awarded a $19,914,240 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-only contract for Archerfish Destructor full rate production, maintenance and associated technical services.

The work to be performed under this contract will include maintenance, spare and repair parts and evolution of the Archerfish Destructors.

BAE Systems will manage the destructor configuration as well as integrate new or upgraded capability and assess the destructor configuration for application to in-service upgrade efforts.

This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative maximum value of this contract to $189,268,826.

Work will be performed in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (86 %); Marseille, France (8 %); and Rocket Center, West Virginia (6 %), and is expected to be complete by January 2023.

Fiscal 2019 weapons procurement (Navy) (62%); 2020 weapons procurement (Navy) (28%); 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy) (9%); and 2018 weapons procurement (Navy) (1%) funding in the amount of $19,914,240 will be obligated at the time of award, of which $1,793,874 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), this contract was awarded on a sole-source basis (only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements).

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-20-C-6407).

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