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T.S. KENNEDY - Procurement and Delivery of USCG/ABS Approved SOLAS Pilot Ladder

Solicitation Number: DTMA-92-Q-2013-0021
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Location: SAR Acquisition
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Jul 30, 2013 11:25 am

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format prescribed in Subpart 12.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is stated above, and it is being issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-67, effective July 22, 2013.


NAICS code 423830 applies. This is a small business set-aside.


The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), Norfolk, VA intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order for T.S. KENNEDY for the procurement and delivery of a Pilot ladder.  A Pilot ladder is a highly specialized form of rope ladder, typically used on board Ships for the purposes of embarking and disembarking pilots. The design and construction of the ladders is tightly specified by international regulation under the SOLAS, United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).


1)     USCG/ ABS approved as a SOLAS Pilot Ladder. 

2)     Steps are secured to side ropes using stainless steel fasteners.

3)     Steps shall be made of buoyant high impact safety orange impregnated elastomer.

4)     Steps are resistant to ultra violet light.

5)     The top of each step shall have non-skid abrasive grit.

6)     Ladders are tested with an approved test that exceeds the standard 2,000 pound test requirement.


USCG/ABS approved SOLAS Pilot Ladders, 30 feet in length, SOLAS (V) approved with a Standard Tie Rope of 10'


2 each @ $__________ = $_________________


Estimated Delivery to T.S. KENNEDY:


1 Job @ $_______________


TOTAL:   $______________________



Expected Delivery Date is 30-days after receipt of award.



Delivery Location:
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532


The following FAR and Transportation Acquisition Manual (TAM) provisions and clauses apply to this solicitation and are incorporated by reference.


52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference


This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at the following Internet addresses:


Federal Acquisition Regulations (52.)      


Transportation Acquisition Regulations (1252.)      


U.S. Maritime Administration Provisions and Clauses (MCL.)


52.204-13  System for Award Management Maintenance (Jul 2013)

52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items;
52.212-3 Alt I Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items
(Offerors are required to include a completed copy of this provision with their quote or a statement stating that it is available via the ORCA website,
52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Jul 2013)
52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items; within FAR Clause 521112-5(b) and (c), the following Items are designed by the Contracting Officer to apply to the solicitation:


52.222-3 Convict Labor,
52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies,
52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities,
52.222-26 Equal Opportunity,
52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities, (Over 15K)

52.225-1, Buy American Act-Supplies (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d).

52.2253, Buy American Act‐‐Free Trade Agreements‐‐Israeli Trade Act (Over 25K)
52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases, and
52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).

52.223-18 Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving
1252.223-73 Seat Belt Use Policies and Programs
MCL.H-12 Maritime Liens, No Authority to Incur
MCL.L-2 Agency Protests


Responsible sources shall provide the following:


Price quote which identifies the requested item(s), quantity, unit price, and extended price and equipment specifications.

Total price
Prompt Payment Terms

Remittance address, Tax Identification Number, DUNS number

Responses to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due August 07, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. local time, Norfolk, VA. LATE QUOTES MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EVALUATION.  All Quotes are to be emailed to  No faxed quotes will be accepted.  Please reference the solicitation number on your quote.


All Potential Offerors are required to be a registered vendor in the System for Award Management Maintenance (SAM); formerly Central Contractor Register (CCR).


Award will be made to the responsible, technically acceptable quoter, whose quote, conforming to the combined Synopsis/Solicitation, offers the lowest evaluated price.


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, as published daily in the Wall Street Journal, plus 1.75 percent. For further information, call (800) 532-1169 or e-mail


Office of Acquisition, MRG-7200
7737 Hampton Boulevard, Building 4D, Room 211
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
United States
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Drive

Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts 02532
United States
Monique R. Leake,
Contract Specialist
Phone: (757) 322-5820
Fax: (757) 322-5858