MSC Awards $22.3-Million Contract To Trailer Marine

The Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) has awarded an indefinite quantity, fixed price contract— with an adjustment for fuel costs— totaling approximately $22,300,000 to Trailer Marine Transport Corp. of Jacksonville, Fla., for the carriage of U.S. military-sponsored cargo between the Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, N.J., and the Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, Va., and Praia da Vittoria, Azores.

The award calls for the provision of breakbulk and container service on U.S.-flag ships at intervals not to exceed 25 days between deliveries. The contract period is two years beginning October 1, 1985.

Trailer Marine Transport Corp. was determined to be low offeror following competitive procurement. Sixty-five companies were solicited, and nine responded.

MSC is responsible for providing the necessary sealift to rapidly deploy military forces overseas and sustain them for as long as operational requirements dictate. The Command also operates auxiliary ships that deliver supplies to Navy combatant ships while underway, oceanographic and survey ships, and tankers and dry cargo ships that deliver Defense Department cargo worldwide.

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