Accenture Federal Services announced Oct. 7 that it has been awarded a contract to develop a new maintenance system to help increase efficiencies and generate cost savings for the U.S. Dept. of the Navy’s shipyard maintenance operations.
The contract has a one-year base period with two one-year options and a $16.3 million ceiling.
The electronic Technical Work Documents (eTWD) system reengineers maintenance processes and will replace paper-based work instructions, reference materials, technical drawings and work control forms with an electronic work package. The system will support the maintenance lifecycle – planning and scheduling of maintenance activities, authoring technical maintenance documents and procedures and managing maintenance activities.
“Navy eTWD is a critical initiative for the Department of the Navy’s Ship Depot Maintenance Program,” Vince Vlasho, Accenture’s lead with the Navy, said. “It will dramatically improve the way maintenance is performed in the shipyards, and in turn, improve fleet readiness, making critical budget dollars available for other force structure and readiness initiatives. We are proud to have been selected by the Naval Sea Systems Command to work together and deliver this important capability.”
Maintenance workers and supervisors will use a tablet device with the latest information and instructions needed to perform and document maintenance activities, enabling real-time collaboration between maintenance workers and supervisors.
The eTWD system will reengineer and standardize ship work processes across all four of the Navy’s public shipyards: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.
Accenture Federal Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP.