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Open Ocean Towing of USCG Decommissioned Cutters

District Of Columbia, United States
Government : Military
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A00001 Posted 6/20/2019: Questions and Answers Posted and Market Survey updated as a result. 





This is a Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI) notice only. This is not a notice of solicitation issuance.

This Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI) is being issued in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 10, Market Research. It is for information, planning and market research purposes only and shall not be construed as either a solicitation or obligation on the part of the Government.

This notice is to identify parties having an interest in and the resources to support the acquisition of Open Ocean Towing of USCG Decommissioned Cutters. Potential sources can submit information concerning their capability to provide services identified in Attachment 1, Market Survey, to assist the Government in determining method of procurement. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to this procurement is 483111- Deep Sea Freight Transportation.

Large and Small Business having the capabilities to provide all the items listed in Attachment 1, Market Survey, as provided in this notice are encouraged to respond. It should be noted that any small business set-aside resulting from this sources sought notice will require at least 50% of the cost of the contract to be performed by the offeror proposing as the prime. Please see FAR Clause 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Jan 2017), for the definition of "cost" for supplies and services.

This notice does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website or GSA eBuy. It is the responsibility of the potential respondents to monitor these sites for additional information pertaining to this potential requirement. The information provided in this notice is subject to change and is not binding on the Government. Further, the release of the notice should not be construed as a commitment or as authorization to incur costs for which reimbursement would be required or sought. Respondents are advised that the Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this notice. All costs associated with responding to this notice will be solely at the respondent's expense. Failure to respond to this sources sought will not preclude participation in any future RFQ, if issued.

Interested business may identify their interest and capability by responding to the requirement prior to the due date, which will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. A determination not to compete this action based upon responses received to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.

Business having the expertise and required capabilities to provide the service are invited to respond to the notice and must fully demonstrate their capabilities to meet the requirement, see Attachment I for information.

Point of Contact:
Micha Wisniewski at
CWO3 Kevin Grickis at


Micha Wisniewski, Contract Specialist, Phone 410-762-6651, Email

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