BriarTek Awarded $8M contract with U.S. Navy
BriarTek, Inc. was recently awarded an $8 million contract to supply the U.S. Navy with Man Overboard Identification and Identification Systems. This 12-month Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract (IDIQ) is “for the continued installation and validation of Man Overboard Indicator (MOBI) systems on approximately thirty (30) U. S. Navy ships. This contract also includes services such as system groom, assessments, personnel training, and the acquisition of MOBI transmitters, receivers, antennas, and displays.”
This type of contract is used to acquire supplies and/or services when the exact times and/or exact quantities of future deliveries are not known at the time of contract award, according to the U.S. Government Association website.pixem.it
BriarTek owner Joe Landa says this new contract will help keep sailors safe for years to come as it allows for ongoing systems maintenance and training. “Statistics prove that when you fall from your ship, the most likely means of rescue is from the ship from which you fell. The Man Overboard Identification and Identification System (MOBI) is an innovative system that allows for immediate, rapid recovery of a sailor or Marine.