The Navy will be constructing two general purpose ocean science research ships, the AGOR 24 and AGOR 25.
The eligible offeror must be a member of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) or meet the requirements and agree to apply for full membership if selected.
Offerors must be able to provide technical assistance during the period covering builder selection through delivery; enter into a renewable charter party agreement with the Navy; maintain and operate such ships under sound maritime practices; complete final fitting of the vessels and be willing to undertake a cooperative role in scheduling and operating the ship in the support of the Navy research programs and the larger U.S. ocean science research community.
Offerors may propose to operate either ship or both ships. Written requests for an RFP should be sent to the Office of Naval Research, 800 North Quincy Street, Arlington, Va.
For more information contact B.
Hetfield at (703) 696-4513.
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