Engineering solutions provider Geocent has secured a share of $249m US Navy’s Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) shore platform contract.

The company is one of nine awardees selected for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quality (IDIQ) multiple award contract in support of the navy’s C4ISR integration and engineering contract.

The two-year contract, which was awarded last month, includes two three-year option periods.

Under the terms of the contract, Geocent will be responsible for carrying out the installation of integrated C4ISR and supporting systems primarily at the US Navy’s San Diego installation.

The company will perform the work at shore-based facilities, and on towers, piers, and platforms, in addition to mobile systems.

Some work may extend to other locations across the US and abroad.

Geocent Mission Solutions & Services senior vice-president Ridge Bourgeois said: “Winning the C4ISR provides Geocent with a pillar contract in NIWC PAC.

“It presents a great opportunity to continue supporting NIWC PAC and its expanding needs.”

The contract is expected to strengthen the company’s standing within the US Navy’s NIWC Pacific operation.

Geocent’s current work will expand under the new contract. This includes providing crucial systems engineering support, including installation, integration, and sustainment for all new systems.

Additional responsibilities are expected to be announced later.

Other companies that secured the contract are MC Dean, McKean Defense Group, Parsons Government Services, Science Applications International, Serco, Systems Technology Forum, Valkyrie Enterprises, and VT Milcom.

All these companies will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period.

Last July, the US Navy awarded a combined contract worth $2.5bn to six companies to install C4ISR and support systems globally.