The Nutmeg Companies Inc., Norwich, Connecticut, is awarded a $22,623,810 firm-fixed-price contract for renovations of Building 79 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY). The work is part of the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP), and is a continuation of the Navy’s commitment to investing in the nation’s critical naval facilities. SIOP is a holistic plan that integrates all infrastructure and industrial plant equipment investments at the Navy’s four public shipyards to meet nuclear fleet maintenance requirements, as well as improve Navy maintenance capabilities by expanding shipyard capacity and optimizing shipyard configuration. SIOP projects are essential to the on-time completion of submarine availabilities at PNSY and critical to maintaining the Navy’s maritime superiority. This contract also contains two unexercised options which, if exercised, would increase the total cumulative contract value to $27,104,580. Work will be performed in Kittery, Maine, and is expected to be completed by September 2025. Fiscal 2023 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $22,623,810 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the website, with one proposal received. Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N4008523C0049).