26 Jul 2018

Swell Compensator Blocking Device – Dredge Essayons

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United States

Swell Compensator Blocking Device – Dredge Essayons

Department of the Army

Official Address:
PO Box 2946 Portland OR 97208-2946

Zip Code:

Teresa F. Dailey, Contract Specialist, Phone 5038084619, Email teresa.f.dailey@usace.army.mil


Date Posted:


Contract Description:
Notice of Intent to Sole Source. US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District intends to award a sole source, firm fixed price service contract to IHC America, Inc; 10375 Richmond Avenue, Ste 1550; Houston, TX in accordance with FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i) – Only one source.

USACE Moorings requires redundancy in specific components for quick replacement of essential damaged or inoperable equipment due to the nature of the work and the compressed schedule of dredging operations within the year. Dredging commercial waterways is a necessity to maintaining economic viability as well as maritime security and transportation.

USACE requires the acquisition of Swell Compensator Blocking Device to ensure operational efficiency of the Dredge Essayons. This system uses proprietary engineered hoisting equipment manufactured by IHC, which is currently not produced by another manufacturer. The swell compensators for this system are designed and manufactured specifically for this mission critical purpose. The swell compensator system allows the dredge to operate in seas while maintaining the required contact with the submerged surface. It is imperative that this system functions correctly to achieve the mission and protect the safety of the vessel.

A SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE POSTED. The Government intends to proceed with this sole source action. The NAICS code is 332999 – All other miscellaneous fabricated metal product manufacturing. The size standard for this NAICS code defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration is 750 employees.

QUOTATIONS. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement to the contracting officer before the notice end date. If no affirmative written responses are received by 2:00 PM local time on 30 July 2018, an award will be made without further notice. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed requirement is solely within the discretion of the Government. Electronic responses and questions shall be submitted via email to Teresa.f.dailey@usace.army.mil. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is not responsible for any costs incurred by responding to this notice.

Point of Contact for small business questions or assistance is the Portland District Small Business Specialist Carol McIntyre Direct: 503-808-4602
Email: carol.a.mcintyre@usace.army.mil 

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