Army Researching Available Contractors for Maintenance Dredging Projects

Responses Due by October 20

Saint Petersburg, Florida, UNITED STATES

Bluemont, Oct. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Department of the Army on Wednesday, October 3 released a sources sought notice in which it outlined plans to collect information about government contractors interested in and capable of providing maintenance dredging services at various navigation projects throughout the geographical boundaries of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. This area includes portions of Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.

According to the sources sought notice, the Army will use responses to make appropriate acquisition decisions. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, anticipates several future procurements in fiscal year 2018 for the rental and/or unit price of dredging equipment to perform maintenance dredging of inland river systems as well as coastal harbors, rivers, bays, and bar channels. These future requirements for rental and/or unit price dredging equipment will be for different size categories of dredges and for different types of dredges as described below.

One requirement will be for hydraulic, cutterhead dredges with a minimum pump discharge diameter of 20 through 24 inches measured as the inside diameter of the discharge side of the main dredge pump and a minimum horsepower applied to the main pump of 2100/2400 respectively.

A second requirement will be for hydraulic, cutterhead dredges with a minimum pump discharge diameter of 27 through 30 inches measured as the inside diameter of the discharge side of the main dredge pump and a minimum horsepower applied to the main pump of 3750/5000 respectively.

A third requirement will be for trailing suction hopper dredges with a minimum hopper capacity of 3600 cubic yards.

All of the above requirements must be complete with crew, management staff, and support equipment, including pipelines, booster pumps, tugs, and various other floating plants as would normally be expected to support a large dredging operation.

The solicitations will be Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contracts with task orders issued for various dredging locations with the maximum contract value not to exceed $50 million. The proposed construction duration will be 14 months after the Notice to Proceed is issued for the first task order. Sources are being sought for firms with a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code of 237990 with a Small Business Size Standard of $20 Million.

Interested and capable contractors must respond by no later than October 20 at 2 p.m. EST to Thomas L. Cochran at and Drenna Thompson at with the following information: 

  • Bidder's name, address, points of contact with telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses
  • Business size/classification to include any designations as Small Business, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned, or 8(a) (Region 4 only)
  • Bonding capability: Please provide a letter from your bonding company to support current bonding capability of at least $10 million (aggregate amount for multiple active task orders).
  • Description of capability to perform the proposed dredging, manage subcontractors, prepare and comply with various environmental permits, and capacity to execute this project with other ongoing dredging contracts.
  • Past performance/experience on projects of similar scope, describing no more than five projects that are at least 50% construction complete within the past five years of the issue date of this Notice. The past performance information should include project title, location, general description of the dredging to demonstrate relevance to the proposed project, the bidder's role, dollar value of contract, and name of the company, agency or government entity for which the work was performed with contact information (reference name, phone number and e-mail address).
  • Dredge name and various specifications on the equipment to include: Discharge diameter, suction diameter, year manufactured and/or major overhaul, ladder length, spud lengths, draft, horsepower of main engine and any booster pumps, max/min dredging depths, max/min width of channel the dredge can efficiently operate, hopper capacity (hopper dredge only).

Responses must be no longer than eight pages.

Businesses interested in bidding on and receiving contracts from the government must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications.

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