The United States Navy has awarded Transoceanic Cable Ship Co. LLC, Baltimore, Maryland, a $38,716,644 modification to exercise and fund a 12-month option under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract.

The option will continue to provide one U.S.-flagged cable ship, the Global Sentinel, which will be utilized to lay and repair submarine cable for the Department of Defense worldwide.

This contract includes a 12-month base period, two six-month option periods, two 12-month option periods and one 11-month option period, which if exercised would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $205,278,277.

Work will be performed worldwide and is expected to be completed by Dec. 22, 2023. Working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $25,669,666 are obligated for fiscal 2022, and will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. Working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $13,046,978 for the remainder of Option Four are to be provided for fiscal 2023 and are subject to availability of funds in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.232-18 — availability of funds.

This procurement was released under full and open competition, with an unlimited number of companies solicited via the website, and one was offer received. Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.