The Navy has identified $22 million in cost avoidance through opening previously sole source contracts to competition during the period April—June 1983.
Since the spring of 1982, the Navy has established Competition Advocates at all major contracting activities. These Competition Advocates examine all major noncompetitive contracts, single out candidates for competitive bidding, and help contracting officers find qualified competitors. The newly appointed Competition Advocate General of the Navy, Commodore Stuart F. Piatt, Supply Corps, USN, coordinates the efforts of Command Competition Advocates.
Typical examples are: When buying material for an ordnance alteration, the center developed a more complete technical description permitting more vendors than just the original supplier to compete.
A contract for 10 units was awarded for $700,000 (40 percent) less than the previous sole-source price. Another $2.3 million savings is projected on future buys.
A contractor, who had been the sole source for radiation measur- ing equipment, reduced his price by 22 percent to win a competitive contract for the equipment with savings of $54,000.
A final award for switches used in a missile system was $554,000 less than the previous sole-source price.
The Navy paid $1,686 in a competitive procurement for steam turbine washers which had been offered by the original source for $32,514.
For the first time in history, over one half of the Navy's procurement dollars were awarded on a competitive basis during fiscal year 86. This competition has resulted in significant savings in shipbuilding and in the aircraft, missile, combat systems, spare parts and maintenance programs. In the
John T. Gilbride, chairman and chief executive officer of Todd Shipyards Corporation, will be installed as the 33rd president of the Whitehall Club on November 21, 1978, at the club's Presidential Ball. Mr. Gilbride has been a member of the Whitehall Club since 1958. He joined the board of governors
Increasing commercial pressures and structural changes in the maritime industries call for new approaches to better ensure vessel and equipment quality and improved safety, believes Lutz Wittenberg, Germanischer Lloyd's divisional director of projects and marketing. In a bold presentation likely
"In the wars currently being fought over laws and regulations in Washington, the weapons of advocacy aren't always traditional." In the old days one could argue that in the years before muchneeded reforms were instituted, a well-connected lobbyist who was adept at entertaining could count on at
The Deputy Secretary of Transportation, James R. Busey, told the Connecticut Maritime Association's annual conference that a Bush Administration policy designed to protect the nation's merchant marine is forthcoming. Mr. Busey said that one major reform being considered is the elimination of the
The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) feels that a public coal facility capable of exporting 25-million tons annually will be adequate to meet the immediate market demand, according to J. Robert Bray, VPA executive director. After discussions with engineers and consultation with potential users of the faci
Five major U.S.-flag carriers serving America's foreign commerce recently announced the formation of a new industry group, the United Shipowners of America (USA). The member firms—American President Lines, Crowley Maritime Corp., Farrell Lines, Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., and Sea-Land Service— said
According to service officials, the Navy hopes the benefits of competition will make it feasible to finally link warships with a jam-proof highspeed data system. The Navy is laying plans to open to competition its sophisticated AN/WSC-6 communications system. Plans call for holding the competition in
Recently, the Board of Directors of the Marine Machinery Association met with a select group of U.S. Navy officials to discuss incidents of poor quality in parts and services being supplied to the Navy as a result of awards to less than qualified suppliers. Participating in the discussions were MMA
At a recent meeting of the Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held in Norfolk a paper entitled "Navy Acquisition Streamlining" was presented by Gerard C. Hoffmann. The author was recently appointed to be the Navy's Specification Control Advocate General.
Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has signed a three-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Navy to become the Lead Yard in Industrial Processes in the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). James Rogness of PBI Industrial Engineering has been assigned the position of
Hill Kindred nearly 30 years. Since 1991, Roberts ISA Selects Ron Kindred to has represented Crowley on major is- Fill District 9 Vacancy sues affecting the industry, including The Illinois Soybean Association Klosowski Sertich the Maritime Security Program, Jones (ISA) board of directors this week se- Act
EDITOR’S NOTE s we fast approach midyear 2019, it is time for our annual Inland Waterways edition. Indeed, much of the emerging news foretell better times ahead for inland operators and their customers. That reality is balanced by the fact that there is plenty left to accom- A plish, and still more in the
Sven-Olof Lindblad Photo: Sven-Olof Lindblad Photo: Stewart Cohen Photo: Sven-Olof Lindblad Photo: Adam Cropp eliminating plastics in our supply chains. The amounts navigator, curious and deeply concerned about the fu- of the world. Clearly, people will try to capitalize on of plastic in our oceans is
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INSIGHTS call on the East and Gulf coasts but for dredging. sector in this regard? Congress, in 2018 alone, appropriated more than $2 The American dredging industry is amid a $1.5 billion Billion for dredging activities. Although infrastructure im- dredging feet expansion. And, I’ve encouraged my stake- pro
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EDITOR’S NOTE hen it comes to the collective North American waterfront, there are a thousand dif- ferent voices advocating and clamoring for ten times as many objectives. The reality W of the matter is that this cacophony of noise is rarely on the same wavelength and the competing voices drown out the
ings and behind the desk, I get to its current high of 60 vessels. The What do you enjoy most and least spend less and less time out on the ? eet’s sizeable growth has been ac- about your job? Most: Both at BHC and through boats and docks. I don’t often get to complished through the acquisition 1.
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for what it is and that’s allegedly something that costs more and the seaborne departures, so that maritime highways exit- to people, to consumers. And without any appreciation for all ing from those gateway ports, and the rail connections, and the of the rest of it, and we’ve never had much success in