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February 19 2004

Corps seeks towboat

The USACE Marine Design Center intends to initiate a negotiated, best-value procurement to obtain one (1) inland river, all welded steel towboat for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District in accordance with the terms and conditions of Request for Proposal (RFP) Number W912BU-04-R-0014.

The towboat will be twin-screw, with two main engines delivering a minimum of 2,000 HP total.ĘThe primary mission of the towboat will be for support of maintenance of the navigation channels of the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers as well as for the maintenance and repair of navigation structures and facilities.

The vessel will be built and classed with ABS Maltese Cross A-1 Towing Vessel, River Service with Maltese Cross AMS.

The acquisition will be a negotiated, best-value procurement performed using the Contracting By Negotiation procurement process prescribed in Part 15 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

Contractors must submit proposals in two parts: a technical proposal and a price proposal. Technical proposals will be evaluated based on content, form, and technical acceptability. The technical section of the proposal as a whole is most important and will be weighted over price. Award of a contract will not be based solely on a lowest-price basis. Contractors must register on the Internet and download the solicitation package and all amendments from the following address: https: // on or after the issue date of the solicitation. Solicitation Number W912BU-04-R-0014 will be issued on or about 1 March 2004 with an offer due date on or about 1 April 2004. Information on getting registered may be obtained by phoning 1-888-227- 2423 or by accessing the following internet website:

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