Request for Information, Replacement for USCG 52 MLB

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  1. CDBarry
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    CDBarry Senior Member

    "The U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) is conducting market research to purchase six boats to replace the previous 52 foot Special Purpose Craft – Heavy Weather (SPC-HWX) which have been taken out of service. The primary purpose of the SPC-HWX is to conduct Search and Rescue (SAR) missions in extreme weather conditions to include surf and extreme seas, and be able to tow larger fishing vessels. Other secondary missions will include Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security (PWCS) and law enforcement. The 52-foot SPC-HWX boats were built in the 1950s, became increasingly difficult to maintain, and have since been retired. The USCG plans to replace them with SPC-HWX II boats, deployed from four USCG stations in the Pacific Northwest (Grays Harbor and Cape Disappointment in Washington, Yaquina Bay and Coos Bay in Oregon)."

    Link to full RFI including narrative, draft Statement Of Work, draft specification:

    - The RFI is posted for questions and comments on the draft SOW and specification as well as to inform potential bidders and subcontractors. Responses to the RFI are not restricted to potential builders.
    - The vessel must be U.S. built, but the design is not restricted to U.S. sources. Designs can only be offered through a builder, not directly to the Coast Guard, but potential designers may be interested in submitting questions and comments.
    - It is a total small business set aside.
    - Subcontractors / equipment providers should also consider this RFI as a potential opportunity.
    - For future reference, note that is the central source for opportunities for federal purchases and information on contracts awarded.
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