July 15, 2004

Corps seeks towboat

The USACE Marine Design Center intends to initiate an Invitation For Bid (IFB) procurement to obtain one inland river, all welded steel towboat for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District.

The towboat is to be triple-screw, with three main engines delivering approximately 1,900-2,000 HP total. Vessel dimensions will be approximately 95 feet x 35 feet x 8 feet-4 inches. Primary mission of the towboat will be the year-round support of the crane barge CHOCTAWATCHEE and its repair mission.

The mission geographical area includes Apalachicola-Chattahoochie-Flint River system and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from Pensacola, Florida to Apalachicola Bay. The vessel will operate in both shallow and drift-strewn rivers. A maximum vessel draft of 5 feet-6 inches is required.

The vessel is to be classed ABS Maltese Cross A-1 Towing Vessel, River Service with Maltese Cross AM S.

IFB W912BU-04-B-0026 will be available on or about July 29, 2004. Contractors can download this IFB (including drawings) and all amendments from the Internet Web Page at the following address https://ebs.nap.usace.army.mil on or after the issue date of the IFB. The procurement is unrestricted. Interested parties may contact:bU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, Wanamaker Building,100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Telephone: (215) 656-6770 Attention: CENAP-CT Reference: W912BU-04-B-0026

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