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USCG issues final RFP for Offshore Patrol Cutter

Written by Nick Blenkey

OPC webSEPTEMBER 26, 2012 — The Coast Guard has now issued the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Preliminary & Contract Design (P&CD), Detail Design (DD), and construction of up to 11 Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC).

The OPC acquisition utilizes a two-phase, down-select strategy.

Phase I entails a full and open competition for Preliminary and Contract Design (P&CD) awarded to a maximum of three offerors. The Coast Guard intends to competitively award the Phase I contracts in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.

Phase II will be a down-select from the three Phase I contractors and completed by exercising an option with a single contractor for Detail Design (DD) with additional options for Long Lead Time Materials (LLTM), lead ship, eight to ten follow ships and ancillary services and supplies. Phase II is planned for award in FY 2016.

Phase I will be a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract, whereas Phase II will predominately be Fixed Price Incentive (Firm Target) with Economic Price Adjustment (EPA). Phase II will also include a mix of FFP and Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs). The estimated total period of performance for Phases I and II is projected to be from FY 2013 through FY 2028.

Access the RFP HERE

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