U.S. Marine Management Inc., Norfolk, Virginia, was awarded a $9,899,997 firm-fixed-price contract for the oil tanker M/V Maersk Peary for the transportation of Defense Logistics Agency purchased fuel stocks in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2022. This contract is a 75-day charter with no option periods. While work under a time charter may be accomplished worldwide and is expected to be performed between the Mediterranean Sea and Antarctica, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 14, 2022. Working capital funds (transportation) in the amount of $9,899,997 are obligated for fiscal 2022, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website and seven offers were received. The Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N3220522C4178). (Awarded Nov. 9, 2021)