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Layberthing for three (3) Cape R class vessels, Cape Race, Cape Ray and Cape Rise

Solicitation Number: DTMA-91-B-2013-0007
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Location: MAR-380
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Added: Sep 24, 2013 3:05 pm
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) requires services for the exclusive long-term safe layberthing for three (3) Cape R class RRF vessels, CAPE RACE (648 LOA), CAPE RAY (648 LOA), and CAPE RISE (648 LOA) on the U.S. East Coast between Portland, Maine and the Southern tip of Florida inclusive of rivers and inland waterways that can accommodate the safe navigation of the size vessels identified. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of the Defense (DoD) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) establishes that, in consideration of the National Defense and the American Merchant Marine, a mutual interest and responsibility exists for the joint establishment, maintenance and control of a Ready Reserve Force (RRF), which is an element of the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF). The ships of the RRF are maintained by MARAD in various states of readiness to meet common user lift requirements of the armed services in a contingency. The RRF consists of 46 vessels as of July 28, 2012.

Required services are electric, water, power, sewage hookup (IAW local regulation), telephone, recycling capability, high speed internet, and unrestricted access for crew, contractors, and other authorized personnel. It is contemplated that the invitation for bid (IFB) will include alternative bids for either a 5-year (base year plus 4 one-year options) or a 10-year (base year plus nine one-year options) period of performance. An IFB will be issued on or around October 19, 2013 at and at Bid opening will be held on or about November 22, 2013. Bids from all responsible sources will be considered.

ATTENTION: Minority, women-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs). The Department of Transportation (DOT), short-term lending program (STLP) offers working capital financing in the form of lines of credit to finance accounts receivable for transportation related contracts. Maximum line of credit is $750,000 with interest at the prime rate. The current rate can be found on the OSDBU website, for further information call (800)532-1169. Internet address .

1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, W28-201
Washington, District of Columbia 20590
DOT/Maritime Administration, MAR-380 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, MAR 380 W28-201

Washington, District of Columbia 20590
United States
Wilbur W. Turner
Phone: 202-366-0700
Fax: 202-366-3237
Benedict K. Burnowski,
Contracting Officer
Phone: (202) 366-1932
Fax: (202) 366-3237