FBO Notice Date 09/17/18
BIDS Reference Number 89
Document Type: Presolicitation
Professional, Administrative, And Management Support Services

Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG), Commandant (CG-912), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 20593-7828

R -- Classification and Technical Services in Support of the Polar Security Cutter (PSC) SOL 70Z02318QAPB20020 DUE 100218 POC Molly O'Keefe, Contract Specialist, Phone 202-475-3335, Email Molly.O'Keefe@uscg.mil - Nicole Butts, Contracting Officer , Phone 202-475-5777, Email Rinalda.N.Butts@uscg.milThe United States Coast Guard (USCG) intends to award a sole-source Labor Hours(LH) contract to the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for classification and technical services in support of the Polar Security Cutter (PSC) Project. The estimated dollar value is between $2-5 Million, and the Period of Performance will be approximately 24 months.

Per the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (H.R. 3619 of the 111th Congress), and until Congress rescinds or changes the requirement, all cutters, excepta National Security Cutter, acquired by the USCG shall be classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS):

"The Commandant shall cause each cutter, other than a National Security Cutter, acquired by the Coast Guard and delivered after the date of enactment of theCoast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 to be classed by the American Bureau of Shipping before final acceptance." (Section 573(c)(3)(A))

Therefore, ABS is the only entity statutorily available to the USCG for the classing of all cutters, other than a National Security Cutter.

This notice does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP), or a promise to issue a RFP in the future. Proposals submitted based on this notice will not be accepted. This announcement constitutes the only notice of intent to award a sole-source LH contract and a written solicitation will not be issued. Questions concerning this acquisition may be directed to Molly O'Keefe (Molly.O'Keefe@uscg.mil) and Nicole Butts (Rinalda.N.Butts@uscg.mil).

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/USCG/GACS/70Z02318QAPB20020/listing.html