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19 -- Offshore Rig Support craft for the Iraqi Navy

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N00024 1333 Isaac Hull Avenue S.E. Washington Navy Yard, DC
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This sources-sought synopsis is issued in anticipation of a potential future procurement program. The Naval Sea Systems Command is conducting market research to determine the existence and interest of sources of an Offshore Rig Support type craft possessing the characteristics listed below. The craft would be procured for the Iraqi Navy under a Foreign Military Sales Case and would operate within Iraqi waters. Hull length adequate to accommodate below requirements. No minimum speed requirement. Capable of operating up to sea state 6. Sustain operations for a period of at least 7 days. Potable water production and storage. Gray and black water storage. Provision of trigger operated type fuel hose to replenish patrol boats. Ship?s crew of 10. Ammo storage for 22,500 rounds of small arms ammo. Accommodations up to 60. Galley capable of catering 80/messing for 12+. Adequate freezer and refrigeration storage. Two cranes with Safe Working Loads of 5t for launch/recovery of! 9.5m Fast Aluminum Boats (FABs), 7.3m RHIBs and embarkation of stores. Deck space to for at least two 9.5m FABs and two 7.3m RHIBs in cradles. Mounts for 2 x 12.7 mm DSHKA Class Machine Guns. Mounts for 2 x 7.62 mm PK Class Machine Guns. Capability to provide link to helicopters and HQ (VHF, UHF and HF). Simultaneous use of Wave Bands. IT server and 6 work stations, connectable to the world web and e-mail, connected in LAN and at Windows XP and Office 2003 specification or better, capable of being used at sea. Depth sounder, DGPS, NAVTEXT, EPIRB, Anti-collision surface RADAR equipment, Dynamic Positioning System, GMPSS, INMARSAT. In addition to regulation firefighting equipment, the vessel must be able to provide additional firefighting support in addition to the Patrol Boat firefighting capability including monitors and foam. This should support both Patrol Boats and oil platforms. Provision of air compressor and associated diving support equipment to support up to two! 5 man diving teams. Engineering workshop spaces. Sickbay with storage for supplies. Laundry space. A full manual and documentation outfit with appropriate records are to be available with the vessels. Training package and options for a Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) during familiarization while engineering and maintenance support experience reaches operational capability. Life rafts to support 80 personnel. Capable of providing some MARPOL support in the event of a pollution incident (booms). It is anticipated that two craft may be procured, with the total quantity to be delivered FOB origin. The quantity of craft is subject to change. Prospective firms are encouraged to submit a capability summary that does not exceed five (5) pages in length describing their craft and firm?s recent relevant business experience and their approach in meeting the requirements stated above. Responses should include: (a) The name and address of the contractor and where such boats would be built; (b) Point of contact including name, title, phone, and email addresses; (c) A description of craft currently offered by the contractor that meet, or with minor modifications might meet, the above listed requirements. All offered craft characteristics should be identified for chart comparison to the requirements listed above. If above requirements cannot be met, identify what is achievable with minor modifications; (d) An estimated unit price, (e) A notional schedule for construction and FOB origin delivery of the craft, and (f) Whether the business is currently classified as a Large, Small, Small Disadvantaged, 8(a) and/or Woman Owned company, Hub Zone small business, veteran owned small business, or service disabled veteran owned small business. Where to submit: Email responses or inquiries should be sent to Ms. Megan Fish at megan.fish@navy.mil. To help ensure proper receipt, name the email ?Iraqi Offshore Rig Support Response? or ?Iraqi Offshore Rig Support Inquiry? in the subject line. Information may also be sent to the following address: Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Attention Megan Fish Code 02222F, 1333 Isaac Hull Ave. SE Stop 2020, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376-2020. No telephone inquiries will be accepted and requests for solicitation packages will not be honored, as a solicitation is not prepared at this time. When to submit: on or before 16 March 2006. Notice Regarding Solicitation: Please note that this synopsis is for information purposes and to identify potential sources. This notice does not constitute an Invitation for Bid or Request for Proposal and is not to be construed as a commitment by the government. Notice Regarding Proprietary Information: All submitted materials will be designated for Government Use Only. Other: No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this announcement and any follow-up information requests. This notice and any future announcements will be posted to both the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at http://www.eps.gov and the Navy Electronic Commerce on Line (NECO) site located at http://www.neco.navy.mil. While it is understood that FBO is the single point of entry for posting of synopsis and solicitations to the Internet, NECO is the alternative in case FBO is unavailable. Please feel free to use either site to access information posted by the Navy Sea Systems Command.
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