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CHIPS Articles: US Navy Releases Draft Request For Proposal For Coast Guard Icebreaker Design, Construction

US Navy Releases Draft Request For Proposal For Coast Guard Icebreaker Design, Construction
By Team Ships Public Affairs - October 20, 2017
WASHINGTON (NNS) — The U.S. Navy, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) under an Integrated Program Office (IPO), released a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) Oct. 19 for the detail design and construction of a Heavy Polar Icebreaker (HPIB).

The draft RFP is for one HPIB, with options for two additional HPIBs.

The USCG requires new heavy icebreakers to ensure continued access to both Polar Regions and support the country's economic, commercial, maritime and national security needs.

The draft RFP is for comments, questions, and planning purposes and is provided as an advance notice to ease proposal lead time and assist teaming arrangements, if applicable. Responses to the draft RFP are due Dec. 11 and will support release of the RFP early next year. Contract award is planned for fiscal year 2019, subject to appropriations.

Release of the draft RFP represents the IPO's latest effort to refine requirements and reduce acquisition costs for the HPIB procurement. Earlier this year the USCG awarded five firm-fixed price contracts for early design studies and analysis and conducted model testing with the National Research Council of Canada and the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division.

The contracting agency is the Naval Sea Systems Command. Additional information on the Heavy Polar Icebreaker program can be found at: http://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Acquisitions-CG-9/Programs/Surface-Programs/Polar-Icebreaker/.

For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil, http://www.facebook.com/usnavy, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Naval Sea Systems Command, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/navsea/.

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (July 26, 2017) A model icebreaker demonstrates its maneuverability during a test at the National Research Council of Canada's facility in St. Johns, Newfoundland. The test showcased the progress made on the testing and evaluation of design models for the U.S. Coast Guard's icebreaker acquisition program, which is being supported by an international, multiagency team including engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. (U.S. Navy photo by Steven Ouimette/Released)
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (July 26, 2017) A model icebreaker demonstrates its maneuverability during a test at the National Research Council of Canada's facility in St. Johns, Newfoundland. The test showcased the progress made on the testing and evaluation of design models for the U.S. Coast Guard's icebreaker acquisition program, which is being supported by an international, multiagency team including engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. (U.S. Navy photo by Steven Ouimette/Released)
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