DTRC Soliciting White Papers For Sealift Cargo Handling Systems

The David Taylor Research Center (DTRC) Mobile Support Systems Program Office is soliciting white papers for cargo handling systems and system components for a fast sealift ship that is both militarily useful and commercially viable. This announcement is timed to impact a draft mid-term options paper due in December 1991.

Potential vendors are encouraged to submit white papers outlining proposed research and development activities. If a white paper is favorably reviewed, the prospective vendor would be asked to submit a formal proposal for consideration of possible funding.

The cargo handling system is for a militarily useful, commercially viable ship, designed with the flexibility to handle RO/RO cargoes, LO/ LO cargoes, or a combination of both.

Self-offloading capability should be considered in the design.

White papers should be no longer than 15 double-spaced pages. Formal proposals of no longer than 30 double-spaced pages for concept development may also be submitted.

Responses to this broad agency announcement must be received by May 31,1991 and should refer to the number N61533-BAA-91-01. An original and six copies should be submitted to the David Taylor Research Center, Annapolis Laboratory, Code 1235/Keith R. McAllister, Annapolis, MD 21402-5067.

For a full copy of the text of this broad agency announcement, refer to the Commerce Business Daily (on or about May 1) or contact the contracting officer Darrell Bachman at (301) 267-5273.

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