NORFOLK, Va. - Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic has awarded HDR Environmental, Operations, and Constructions Inc., Norfolk, Virginia, a maximum $75,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The contract is for implementation and management of the Navy's marine species monitoring program in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic and Pacific areas of responsibility.
Monitoring studies may include aerial and ship board surveys, passive acoustics in the form of autonomous devices and towed arrays, tagging, photo identification, biopsy sampling, and behavioral studies. Monitoring activities may be implemented in coordination with Navy training and testing activities, as stand-alone scientific studies, or as ongoing baseline data collection.
Tasks will involve species and habitat protected under the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and other applicable laws, regulations and executive orders involving marine mammals, sea turtles, essential fish habitat, coral reefs, and other marine resources.
Work will be performed primarily in marine areas where Navy training and testing occurs in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. Additionally, tasks associated with this contract may be assigned anywhere in the world.
No task orders are being issued at this time. The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months with an expected completion date of April 2020. Fiscal 2015 operation and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $5,000 are being obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with three proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N62470-15-D-8006).