US Department of Defense inform that Phoenix International Holdings Inc., Largo, Maryland, is being awarded a $75,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-award fee contract for worldwide undersea deep ocean search and recovery operations and associated services to support the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV).
DoD explains that this contract allows the Navy to meet its responsibility for deep ocean search and recovery established under the Salvage Facilities Act.
Phoenix International's Artemis AUV conducting search operations for Malasia Flight 370
In addition to providing support for a wide variety of search, recovery, and rescue operations, the contract includes services to warehouse, maintain, deploy and operate a wide variety of Navy-owned equipment.
The contract also provides a vehicle for SUPSALV to obtain commercial systems, as needed, to supplement the Navy's equipment capabilities.
Work will be performed in Largo, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by August 2015.