Ice Breaking Class Tug Boat

Agency: Department of Transportation
State: New York
Level of Government: Federal
  • 19 - Ships, Small Craft, Pontoons, and Floating Docks
Opps ID: NBD00159908308113022
Posted Date: Oct 2, 2017
Due Date:
Solicitation No: DTSL5517R0050
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Contract Award Date :
September 28, 2017
Contract Award Number :
Contract Award Dollar Amount :
Contract Line Item Number :
CLINS 0001-0002-0003
Contractor Awarded Name :
Gulf Island Shipyards LLC
Contractor Awarded Address :
301 Gulf Island Road
Houma, Louisiana 70363
United States
Synopsis :
Added: Jun 05, 2017 2:17 pm

The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) plans to solicit proposals to construct a tugboat designed to provide icebreaking/ice-management services on the St. Lawrence Seaway, handle aids to navigation (buoys), and push the Corporation's two (buoy and gate lifter) barges. The tug shall also be capable of secondary roles in fire-fighting, pollution response, and ship assist.

The tug is to be of all-welded steel construction, classified by ABS as an ice class tug, and shall incorporate an ice-breaking bow form. The tug shall be 118 feet long with a 45 foot beam and a design navigational draft of approximately 16 feet. The tug shall be powered by twin CPP Z-drive propulsion units, each driven by a high speed diesel engine. The vessel shall be equipped with a heavy duty deck crane, a stern roller, and shark jaws for ease of handling aids to navigation on the aft working deck. The vessel is designed for operation with an unmanned machinery space with a minimum crew; however comfortable accommodations shall be included for a crew of up to 14 people. The tug has been designed to minimize noise and vibration to include such measures as resilient mountings for the main and auxiliary engines, isolation for all exhaust system components, and the use of viscoelastic floating floor systems and sound absorbing lining, partitions, and ceilings throughout the accommodations and control spaces.

The construction of the tug shall be completed under a single firm, fixed price contract which shall be awarded in phases over a two year period depending on the availability of funding for the project. Plans are to award a contract prior to September 30, 2017 for conducting all necessary production level engineering for the tug which shall include submission of all required plans and documentation to Class and Regulatory bodies and obtaining unconditional approvals of such submissions. This first phase shall also include an award for the procurement and safe storage at the builder's shipyard of certain long lead time items until they are installed in the vessel and an award for all or a portion of the hull construction, dependent on the availability of funds. The SLSDC anticipates awarding the second phase of the project by April 1, 2018. The award, dependent on availability of funds, will include acquiring all remaining materials and components that were not awarded in the first phase and providing the remaining labor, materials, tools, equipment, and services necessary to complete and deliver the vessel and associated deliverables. Award will be made to one contractor for both phases of the project.

The RFP package will be released on or about June 21, 2017 with a response date of August 2, 2017. There is a $50 US non-refundable fee for the CD containing the specifications and contract drawings. Payment may be made by check payable to the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 180 Andrews Street, Massena, NY 13662 or electronically using a debit or credit card at . Delivery of the tug is anticipated in Spring/Summer 2019 to the SLSDC Maintenance/Marine Facility located at 251 Fregoe Road, Massena, NY.

Performance and payment bonds will be required. Proposal evaluations will be conducted by SLSDC and take into account all line item pricing and non-cost factors to determine the best value to the SLSDC using lowest price, technically acceptable procedures.

This is a total small business set aside procurement. Applicable NAICS code is 336611 with a size standard of 1,250 employees. Prospective Offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) at to be eligible for award. It is the Offeror's responsibility to monitor the FBO website for any updates to the project.

Attention: The Department of Transportation (DOT) Short Term Lending Program (STLP) offers financial assistance to eligible small businesses. Maximum line of credit is $750,000.00 with a variable interest rate tied to the prime rate published in the Wall Street Journal. For further information, call (800) 532-1169 or visit the web at

Added: Jul 10, 2017 1:16 pm
The solicitation was issued on June 30, 2017 and is available.  The response date has been extended to Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by 3:00PM.  Past Performance Questionnaires must be completed and returned no later than August 23, 2017.
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Solicitation 1
Posted Date:
July 10, 2017
Description: Solicitation - Ice Breaking Class Tug
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Description: Revised Past Performance Questionnaire
Planholders Listing
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Planholders Listing
Posted Date:
July 31, 2017
Description: Planholders Listing
Amendment 1
Posted Date:
August 2, 2017
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Contracting Office Address :
P.O. Box 520
180 Andrews Street
Massena, New York 13662
Place of Performance :
Delivery shall be made to 251 Fregoe Road (Dockside)
Massena, New York 13662
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Patricia L. White,
Contracting Officer
Phone: (315) 764-3236
Fax: (315) 764-3268

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