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MARKET SURVEY MM-12-04

From: Subject: COMSC N1032 AFLOAT FORWARD STAGING BASE (AFSB) - AMENDMENT 1

22 December 2011

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY AND YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT AN OFFER. THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION DOES NOT COMMIT THE GOVERNMENT TO PAY ANY COSTS INCURRED IN PREPARATION OF ANY SUBMISSION TO THIS MARKET SURVEY, OR TO CONTRACT FOR SERVICES.

Military Sealift Command (MSC) requests information about the cost and availability of providing one (1) U.S. or Foreign Flagged vessel to support maritime forces. The vessel will serve as an Afloat

Forward Staging Base, providing maritime mobility, support, and refueling of small boats and rotary-wing aircraft.
The vessel is required immediately. Information regarding possible delivery timeframes shall be provided. The closing date is Thursday, 12 January 2012, 1000 EST.

Specifics are as follows: 1. DELIVERY/REDELIVERY LOCATION: Persian Gulf 2. CONTRACT TYPE: Time Charter 3. PERFORMANCE PERIOD: 1-year firm period & three 1-year options & one 11-month option 4. DELIVERY DATE: TBD 5. VESSEL CHARACTERISTICS:

Major Category

Threshold (Minimum) Requirement

Draft

No restrictions

Berthing / Messing

Berthing / messing for 370 personnel 2 Offices for O6 level personnel 4 Offices for O5 level personnel 8 Junior Officer/Enlisted spaces capable of accommodating 80 personnel 4 video teleconferencing (VTC) capable planning/conference spaces capable of accommodating 25 personnel each Ample space in all areas for upgrade to Navy communications requirements Operations Center capable of accommodating 20 personnel

Office Space

Operations Center

Small Boat Facilities

Ability to simultaneously moor the following small boats alongside: 2 Riverine Command Boats (RCB) 4 Small Unit Riverine Craft (SURC) 4 Mk-5 Zodiacs 2 7 meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBS) Fueling facilities at mooring area

Crane 1

Minimum Safe Working Load (SWL) 10,000 lbs 40 foot reach Clear area underneath of 100ft x 150ft Minimum SWL 15,000 lb 40 foot reach over the side Capable of reaching from main deck to waters edge U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) certified With tie downs Able to accommodate 4 MH-53 size Helicopters simultaneously Additional open deck space of 150ft x 150ft for staging equipment Electrical power: 60kVA, 400 Hz, 3 phase. Cables able to reach anywhere on the flight deck

Crane 2

Flight Deck

Aviation Maintenance Area

Accessible by Crane 1. Measures at least 100ft X 150ft 10,000 Gallons storage 2 Fueling stations on flight deck 1 Fueling station at staging area 55 PSI standard military fueling nozzles

JP-5 Capability

Major Category

Threshold (Minimum) Requirement 40,000 Gallons storage Fueling station at small boat mooring 500 Gallons storage Fueling station at small boat mooring 4 Washdown stations (2 Flightdeck / 2 Staging Area) 5,000 Gallon potable water tank 30-50 PSI 150ft Long 2 Hose

F-76 Capability

Motor Gasoline (MOGAS) Capability

Equipment Washdown Stations

Stowage

Sufficient stowage for Hazardous Material (HAZMAT)

Sustainability

Must be capable of holding 14 days worth of supplies and provisions Capable of maintaining operations 24/7

Mobility

Able to reposition given 12 hours notice

Ordnance Support

Above and below deck space to accommodate Military Specification (MILSPEC) weapons/ammunition stowage lockers

6. Interested parties shall furnish the following minimum information: COMPANY INFORMATION a) Name of company. b) Telephone number, fax number, address, and e-mail address. c) Brief summary of company history relative to similar requirements. d) Small business standing (i.e., small or large business; HubZone status). VESSEL AND RATE INFORMATION a) Vessel(s) name and complete description (flag, speed, range, classification society, class certifications, cargo capacity, flight and hangar deck description, well deck description, berthing, and victualing, etc.). b) Vessel availability. c) Daily rate, fuel consumption rates, and any additional charges (i.e. delivery bonus, etc.) for the time charter. d) Alternative proposals including alternate delivery dates, alternative platforms, alternative delivery/redelivery locations. e) Any pertinent questions and/or comments. f) Business size. 7. It is requested that the above information be provided no later than 1000 hours, EST on 12 January 2012. Submission may be via email to Margaret Metz at margaret.metz@navy.mil or via fax (202-685-5084).

Questions & Answers: Question 1: What is 06 and 05 level personnel? Answer 1: The O-5 and O-6 refer to military rank. O-5 is a Commander and O-6 is a Captain.

Question 2: Is the Crane 1 clear area and the helicopter open deck space really 150' wide? Answer 2: The crane clear area and helicopter open deck space requirements are correct as stated in the market survey.

Question 3: Is it envisioned that this will be classed as a USCG Passenger Vessel, a USCG Industrial Vessel, a Naval Auxiliary of some type or some other type of vessel? Answer 3: It is anticipated that the vessel will be USCG certificated. The Owner shall coordinate with USCG to determine under which Subchapter the vessel will be classed.

Question 4: What standards are to apply to the personnel on board the AFSB: a. Habitability: USCG habitability? US Navy habitability? Other? For example for ship's crew USCG requires a window for each stateroom, square footage requirements per person, etc. b. Lifesaving: Full USCG lifesaving requirements? Answer 4: a. USCG habitability requirements are applicable b. Yes, full USCG lifesaving requirements are applicable.

Question 5: Aircraft Capabilities: a. Flight Deck - Will a helipad satisfy the flight deck requirement? b. Additional Open Deck Space of 150 ft x 150 ft for staging equipment - Is this to be contiguous to the flight deck? c. Aviation Maintenance Area of 100 ft x 150 ft - Is this to be contiguous to the flight deck area? Answer 5: a. No, a helipad will not satisfy the requirements. Flight deck must be NAVAIR certified. b. Yes, the additional open deck space of 150 ft x 150 ft for staging equipment is to be contiguous to the flight deck. c. The aviation maintenance area must be contiguous to the flight deck area or accessible from it. For example, an industrial elevator might work.