31 Aug 2018

U.S. Navy Force Protection Medium (FPM)

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United States

U.S. Navy Force Protection Medium (FPM)

Department of the Navy

Official Address:
SEA 02
1333 Isaac Hull Avenue SE Washington Navy Yard DC 20376

Zip Code:

Matt Warncke, Assistant Program Manager, Email matthew.warncke@navy.mil – Maureen D. Barlow, Contracting Officer, Email Maureen.D.Barlow@navy.mil


Date Posted:


Contract Description:
This is not a Request For Proposal (RFP) and a formal solicitation is not available at this time. This notice does not constitute a commitment by the Government to issue an RFP, contract, or order. The Naval Sea System Command (NAVSEA) is hereby issuing a Draft Specification on behalf of the Support Ships, Boats, and Craft Program Office (PMS 325), to provide industry with information on the Navy’s plan to recompete the Chief of Naval Installations, Command (CNIC) ~33 feet FPMs that are currently in use with CNIC. The Navy plans to award a 5-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract in FY19 for an estimated 119 boats. The Government intends to issue a RFP within 30 days, however, the Government is not obligated to meet this schedule or pursue this solicitation. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of contractor responses to this announcement. This request does not constitute a solicitation for proposals or the authority to enter into negotiations to award a contract. Please note, that all Industry responses and questions received for this Special Notice will be treated as public information and may be released on FEDBIZOPS.


FPMs are primarily used for fleet force protection, maritime interdiction, law enforcement operations at Naval activities and adjacent ports and waterways duties. The operational requirements for the boat are to provide Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection patrols for US Navy Installations, which include patrol, interrogation of other waterborne assets and escorting large vessels in and out of port in various weather and water conditions, throughout the year, day and night.

Because the boats are deployed worldwide, it is encouraged they be procured with core standard systems to maximize compatibility with existing US Navy craft logistics and training programs and minimize impact to Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) aspects (provisioning, training, etc.). Key logistically-significant systems are specified to achieve ILS commonality across acquisition contract years and thus Reduce Total Ownership Cost (R-TOC).

 FP Medium Key Characteristics (please see attached Draft Specification for details):
      . Gasoline powered outboard engine
      . Aluminum boats approximately 10 meters (33 ft.) in length.
      . Cabin w/ Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
      . Integrated electronic navigation system
      . Protective collar
      . Generator
      . Heavy machine gun foundation

Questions or comments regarding the intended procurement plan or the draft requirements may be directed to: Matt Warncke PMS325G (matthew.warncke@navy.mil) or Maureen Barlow, Contracting Officer – NAVSEA 02 (maureen.d.barlow@navy.mil)

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