CACI International has secured a single-award task order from the US Navy to provide engineering, technical and planning support to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine.

The task order, which includes one base year and four option years, carries a ceiling value of more than $83m.

The scope of work includes assisting the Ships Availability Planning and Engineering Center (SHAPEC) and Deep Submergence Systems Program (DSSP) and sharing necessary expertise for the maintenance and repair of submarines.

The step is expected to expedite the return of the submarines to the operating fleet.

CACI president and CEO John Mengucci said: “CACI engineers and technicians help Navy shipyards overcome hurdles in their maintenance and repair efforts with expertise earned through long-standing support of the mission.

“CACI stands ready to support the navy shipyards in any way they may need, including by providing acquisition and engineering support.”

The company has already delivered a software tool called Shipyard Planning Engineering Automated Reports (SPEAR), which SHAPEC uses to streamline planning.

CACI executive chairman and board chairman Dr JP (Jack) London said: “CACI is proud to play a critical role in helping the navy maintain its submarine fleet and continue to project power around the world.”

This is CACI’s first task order under the US Navy’s SeaPort-NxG contract vehicle.

With more than 23,000 employees globally, CACI International provides technical and professional support services.

Last year, the company won a place on the US Navy’s Cyber Mission Engineering indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.