Friday, October 16, 2015

GITMO needs air traffic controller

Guantánamo airstrip
The U.S. Navy is looking for a contractor to handle air traffic control, air terminal services and other duties at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station. (See specifications).
The Navy's Fleet Logistics Center in Jacksonville is evaluating competitive offers for the job.
Here's what the Navy wants:
The Contractor shall provide operational and logistical support for the U.S. Naval forces, Joint services and tenant commands located at U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Operational and logistical support shall consist of all managerial, supervisory, administrative and technical support; equipment, tools, materials and other items and services, (except as specified within the contract as Government-furnished materials, equipment, facilities, services, and training) and other personnel necessary to accomplish Air Traffic Control Operations, Air Terminal Services, Transient Line Services, Ground Support Equipment Maintenance and Ground Electronics Maintenance Services at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB). The contractor shall facilitate on-time aircraft departures and maintain the ability to provide sustained Air Terminal and Ground Handling Services (ATGHS) for a working Maximum on Ground (MOG) capability of one (1) wide-body aircraft or the equivalent thereof...
In 2013, GITMO recorded 3,307 flights to the base. See breakdown below.
2013 flights
Aircraft carried a total of 36,282 passengers to GITMO, along with 5,033 tons of cargo and mail.

The cost of flying to GITMO from Jacksonville, Florida: $291 for military personnel and for non-military federal employees; $303 for civilian passengers; $101 for excess baggage; $101 for pets.

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