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Transportation of DoD Fuel by Tug and Barge

Solicitation Number: HTC711-10-Q-R011
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: United States Transportation Command
Location: USTRANSCOM Command Acquisition
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This is not a Request for Proposal (RFP). A solicitation for this procurement will be posted and can be obtained on the website or about 21 May 2010. The Solicitation Response date will be on or about 21 June 2010. Any questions about the solicitation, when posted, can be directed to the POC listed at the bottom of this synopsis.

The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)/TCAQ is preparing to acquire transportation of DoD fuel by tug and barge Service in the US Gulf Region. The period of performance is projected to be a base year, four (4) one-year options and if necessary, a six month extension.

The contractor provide barge transportation using contractor-supplied equipment capable of transporting Department of Defense-owned bulk jet fuel (JP5 and JP8) and marine diesel (F76), by tug and barge between all ordered United States ports and points on the Gulf of Mexico and the Lower Mississippi River and their connecting waterways and tributaries, including those specified below.

The Defense Energy Support Center Americas East Office, Houston (DESC-AME) Loading/Discharging (Receiving) locations are provided as historical information, however, this list is not all-inclusive. Loading/Discharging points may change as fuel procurement award patterns change.

JP8 Loading Ports
Exxon/Mobil Company, USA, Baton Rouge, LA
Valero, Texas City, TX
Placid Refining, Port Allen, LA
BP, Texas City, TX
Shell, Mobile, AL
Shell, Deer Park, TX
Magellan Midstream Partners LP, Galena Park, TX
Valero, Corpus Christi, TX
Air BP, Texas City, TX

JP8 Discharge Ports
Naval Air Station, Belle Chase (New Orleans), LA
Air National Guard, Gulfport, Gulfport, MS
Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Hurlburt Field, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, FL
Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, FL
Magellan Midstream Partners LP, Galena Park, TX

JP5 Loading Ports
Placid Refining, Port Allen, LA
Shell, Deer Park, TX
Magellan Midstream Partners LP, Galena Park, TX
Valero, Corpus Christi, TX

JP5 Discharge Ports
Magellan Midstream Partners LP, Galena Park, TX

F76 Loading Ports
Valero Refining, Texas City, TX
Valero, Corpus Christi, TX
CITGO, Lake Charles, LA
Calcasieu Refining, Lake Charles, LA
Magellan Midstream Partners, LP, Galena Park, TX

F76 Discharge Ports
Naval Air Station, Ingleside, Corpus Christi, TX
Magellan Midstream Partners LP, Galena Park, TX

Barge and Tug Requirements.

Two barge tows, each with a total calibrated capacity of not less than 50,000 barrels. Each tow must consist of either two individual 25,000 barrel barges, or not more than three barges total, one of which has a capacity of at least 25,000 barrels. Maximum loaded draft for all tows is not to exceed 8.5 feet.

Barge Equipment.

The Contractor and its equipment must currently possess or be eligible for USCG certificate for approval to operate in US coastal and inland waterways. All barges shall be equipped with the following.


The tug for each tow offered must have between 1,500 and 2,100 HP, and be suitable in design and power to properly navigate the lower and upper Mississippi River, the Tombigbee and Arkansas Rivers, and the Gulf Intra-coastal Waterway.

Contractor Owned or Leased Equipment

The Contractor shall own the equipment performing the transportation service or the Contractor shall have the equipment under long-term lease for the duration of the contract period to include the base year and all option years. The Government requires verification of this requirement at the time of contract award.

To be awarded a contract under the upcoming solicitation, prospective offerors must satisfy all applicable U.S. Coast Guard, federal and state laws, and military regulations, including applicable regulations of the Commander, Defense Energy Supply Center (DESC), and fuel supply terminal requirements for barge tows in addition to DOD 4500.9-R, Defense Traffic Transportation Regulation (DTR), August 2006, which can be accessed through the following web site, Follow the link to Defense Transportation Regulations. If you have any questions or need assistance in obtaining access to the link, contact DESC-BID at (703)767-9289.

In addition, this acquisition is a 100% Small Business Set-aside. Small business size is determined by 500 or less employees. The NAICS code for this requirement is 483211.

The Government is contemplating the award of a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Contract.

Be advised that all interested parties must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database in order to receive a contract award. If you are not registered, you may request an application via 888-227-2423 or go to website

All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the agency.

Please email any questions to POC listed below. Interested parties capable of performing this requirement should send e-mail response to:

USTRANSCOM/TCAQ-R-D Rachel Harris, Contract Specialist,
508 Scott Drive Phone: 618.256.6678
Scott AFB, IL 62225-5357 Email: Fax (618) 256-6419



508 Scott Drive
Bldg 1900
Scott AFB, Illinois 62225
United States
US Gulf East Region

United States
Rachel Harris
Phone: 6182566678