Navy finalizes awards on $500M system modernization contract Anton Petrus

Three companies will compete for task orders to integrate command-and-control systems on new warships.

Three companies will share in a potential eight-year, $500 million contract to modernize the command-and-control systems aboard naval vessels.

BAE Systems, Serco Inc. and Scientific Research Corp. will compete for task orders under the vehicle known as the New Ship Construction C4I International contract.

The contract was awarded in March by the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence also known as Program Manager Warfare 760.

The Navy will use the contract for engineering services that support integration, test and installation of C4I systems on new surface ships.

The contract has a five-year base and a three-year option period. The ceiling is $536.7 million, according to GovTribe data. The three winners were the only bidders on the contract.

Work will take place at several shipyards -- Charleston, South Carolina; Marinette, Wisconsin; Seattle; San Diego; Pascagoula, Mississippi; Lockport Louisiana; Bath, Maine; Morgan City, Louisiana; and Mobile, Alabama.

The work under the contract will cover the five phases of new ship construction – requirements, design engineering and procurement, C4I systems integration facility integration and test, shipboard installation and trials, and post-delivery.

Serco released a statement on the win on Monday that says the contract builds on its three decades of work with the Navy.