The U.S. Coast Guard is pressing ahead with its plan to replace the capabilities of 13 Inland Construction Tenders (WLIC) and 18 River Buoy Tenders (WLR) with a new class of Waterways Commerce Cutters.
It is releasing a draft specification with drawings and project peculiar documents (PPD). All of the above are current versions and subject to change. The draft specification is for two mono-hull ship variants with a common after-body as the materiel solutions to replace the WLIC and WLR.
While the draft specification is unclassified, parties interested in viewing it must request explicit access via the Federal Business Opportunities web site. The USCG Contracting Officer will decide all requests for access.
The Coast Guard also plans to be present at the upcoming International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, La., December 4-6, 2019, to meet one-on-one with interested shipbuilder and ship design teams, The deadline to request a meeting is November 11, 2019. There’s a link to request meeting on the FBO page,
Shipbuilder and ship design teams not able to meet during the International WorkBoat Show may request a phone conference or meeting in Washington, DC by emailing [email protected] Because of resource constraints, the USCG will meet one-on-one only with shipyards with design capability or ship designers teamed with shipyards.
You can access the FBO post HERE