Corps seeks bids for new crane barge

Written by Marine Log Staff
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Crane Barge 11, operated by USACE Rock Island District

AUGUST 8, 2016—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, is initiating an Invitation for Bid (IFB) for the procurement of a 300 ft x 68 ft x 12 ft welded steel barge to be used in floating crane service by the Rock Island District in support of its maintenance mission on the inland navigation system.
A heavy lift crane will be provided to the Contractor as Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) to be mounted on the barge while at the shipyard.
The barge will be built to and classified by ABS as Maltese Cross A1, Floating Crane. Intra-Coastal Waterways Service, Reinforcement B with CRC (Crane Register Certificate).

A contract level design for the barge will be provided as part of the forthcoming solicitation.’The barge shall have a deckhouse with crew support area, generator room, shop area, office, and heads. Below deck will have machinery spaces, storage areas, and tankage.
Spuds shall be provided and will be operated by spud hoisting winches. Deck winches for barge positioning shall also be provided.
Delivery and final acceptance will be at the Corps’ Le Claire Base on the Mississippi River, at Pleasant Valley, Iowa.

Period of performance will be determined at the issuance of the solicitation.

The NAICS code is 336611 and the size standard is 1,250 employees. This procurement is 100% set-aside for small business. A bid guarantee and performance and payment bonds will be required; warranty of supplies/services and liquidated damages will apply.
The acquisition will be procured using the procedures listed in FAR part 14. The Invitation for Bid Number (IFB) W912BU-16-B-0018 is intended to be available on or about July 22, 2016 with a bid opening date of August 26, 2016.

Hard copies will not be available and written or fax requests will not be accepted. Contractors may download the IFB (including any drawings) and any amendments via the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) web site at, on or after the issue date. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the FedBizOpps web site for any amendments.

Interested firms must register at FedBizOpps in order to access the solicitation. Offerors are responsible for printing copies of the RFP and any amendments. All offers shall be delivered to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, Wanamaker Building, Room 643, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3390, Attn: Justin Chung.

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