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FBO invite from 2011
« on: April 10, 2017, 10:14:03 AM »
Solicitation Number:
Notice Type:
Sources Sought
Added: May 06, 2011 1:37 pm

This Request for Information (RFI) N00024-11-R-2217 is being issued in anticipation of a potential future procurement program for the Republic of the Philippines. The Naval Sea Systems Command is conducting market research to determine the existence of a general purpose Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) possessing the characteristics listed below.

The vessel must be new construction, but derived from a proven hull design previously built by the contractor. Existing vessels or conversion vessels will not be considered. The vessel would be procured under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Case and would operate within tropical waters in Southeast Asia.

The Philippine Navy is potentially interested in having this vessel built in the Philippines, which would require the prime contractor to use a shipyard in the Philippines as a subcontractor for vessel construction.

As such, it is requested that each response address whether this would be a viable option.

All information, data, and drawings submitted in response to this announcement will be considered "open source" and available for unlimited public distribution. The Naval Sea Systems Command will be forwarding all information, data, and drawings submitted in response to this announcement to the Government of the Philippines. As such, all information must be received without restrictive markings. Do not submit proprietary data with the information provided.

Concept of use and support includes; performing ISO and TDO missions, conducting fleet-marine operations, conducting naval gunfire support, supporting joint operations with Philippine Army and Air Force, conducting contingency operations and conducting humanitarian assistance and relief operations.

The OPV shall be American Bureau of Shipbuilding (ABS) classified.

Specific Characteristics are as follows:

a. Overall Length: At least 80 meters (NTE 10%)

b. Beam: At least 10.5 meters (NTE 10%)

c. Displacement (full load): At least 1000 tons (NTE 10%)

d. Steel Construction with deep “V” shape

e. Operating Environment: Operate up to Sea State 6 and survive up to Sea State 7

f. Speed at full load displacement – No less than 14 knots Cruising Speed and no Less than 20 knots Maximum Continuous Speed

g. Range - Not less than 3500 nautical miles at cruising speed

h. Service life – 30 years

i. Crew size:

• Total 75

o 1 Flag rank

o 14 Officers (to include men and women)

o 57 crew (to include men and women) and 3 civilians

j. The ship shall have a helicopter deck aft capable of handling one seven ton helicopter for day and night time operations equipped with:

• Fully functioning control room

• Refueling capability

• Starting utilities and basic maintenance capability

• Stowage for spare rotor blades/parts

k. The ship will be equipped with two 11 meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RIBs) capable of being quickly launched from a stern ramp

l. The ship weapons systems shall comprise the following with appropriate ammunition storage for:

• One stabilized 76 mm Otto Melara rapid fire primary gun

• One stabilized 25 mm secondary gun

• Two 50 cal machine guns mounted P/S

• Gunfire control system with sensors for surface/air search radar and an Electro/Optical fire control system

m. Propulsion System shall be two main diesel engines with fixed pitch propellers

n. Habitability shall include spaces for:

• CIC room

• Helicopter control room

• Pantry

• Ward Room

• Two mess halls

• Fitness room

• Laundry room

• Sick bay

• Ship’s office

• DC room and DC locker

• Ammo storage room

• Armory

• Brig

• Appropriate numbers of heads for female officers, crew and passengers


The ship shall have the appropriate auxiliary machinery to comply with SOLAS requirements to include:

• Two 550 KVA/60HZ, three phase, diesel generators capable of parallel operation

• One 400 KVA/60HZ ,three phase, diesel emergency generator

• Ship distribution system is single phase, 220VAC, 60 HZ

• Fire fighting systems with smoke and heat detectors, sprinkler systems, fire stations and CO2

• Air conditioning capable of cooling to 24 deg Celsius all living compartments. The vessel shall be operating within south east Asian waters

• 300 KVA bow thruster

• Oily water separator

• Fresh water generator

• Sewage treatment plant

• Main and emergency fire pumps

• One two ton deck crane

• Refrigerator and freezer capacity for thirty days


The ship shall be equipped with a comprehensive communications and navigation suite consisting of:

• Public Address System

• Automatic telephone/intercom system

• Sound powered telephone system

• CCTV System

• Two MF/HF SSB 150 watt transceivers with data communications

• Two marine band VHF radios

• One VHF/AM Air Band Radio

• Two VHF/FM low band radios (tactical)

• Two tactical multi band radios

• Two portable tactical multi band radios

• Two UFH radios

• Six VHF/FM band hand held radios

• Satellite Communications Phone system


• One ECDIS System

• One X-Band 255KW with ARPA and AIS Capability

• One S-Band 255KW with ARPA and AIS Capability

• Navigational radars and DGPS

• Fathometer

• Gyrocompass , repeaters, magnetic compass, and autopilot

• Anemometers, barometers, speed log, weather fax, etc,


Combat system sensors are to include the following:   

• Surveillance and acquisition radar capable of 3D surveillance and acquisition radar that meet OPV requirements for combat surface and air defense search

• IFF ability to differentiate and friendly units from unknowns

• Radar fire control system to provide data to 76mm gun and 25mm gun systems trained at the same target

• Electro Optical Fire Control System for the 76mm and 25mm gun systems

• Electronic Support measures for the passive listening capability for selected radar laser and infrared warning devices and communications signals from land, air and sea with the OPV battle space

r. Ship should have space available for the future growth for SAM, SSM and ECM as well as towed array sonar equipment


The builder shall provide two months of training for the operation and maintenance of ship systems and preventive and organizational level maintenance prior to ship delivery and after acceptance for fifteen personnel.

t. A warranty engineer representative shall be provided for one year after delivery and completion of crew training.

u. The vessel shall be provided with and carry on-board spares for both the ship and RIBs. Five years on shore spares shall also be provided.

It is anticipated that multiple vessels may be procured, with the total quantity to be delivered FOB origin. The quantity of boats is subject to change.

WHAT TO SUBMIT: Interested sources are encouraged to submit a single compact disc (CD) containing the following:

1. A cover letter containing the following:

(a) The name and address of the contractor and where such tugs would be built;

(b) Point of contact including name, title, phone, and email addresses;

(c) Whether the business is currently classified as a Large, Small, Small Disadvantaged, 8(a) and/or Woman Owned company, Hub Zone small business, veteran owned small business, or service disabled veteran owned small business; and,

(d) a statement allowing release of all provided information to the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, (

e) a statement on whether or not it is a viable option to build the vessel(s) in the Philippines.;

2. A summary specification that describes the OPV offered that meets the above listed requirements (All offered OPV characteristics should be identified for chart comparison);

3. General Arrangements and Outboard Profile drawing;

4. A resume describing their company’s recent relevant business experience and their approach in meeting the requirements stated above, including approach to meeting proposed delivery schedules;

5. Estimated total construction time from start of construction to delivery

6. Estimated vessel price

WHERE TO SUBMIT: Interested sources should mail a single CD containing the above requested information to the following address:

Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command

Attention Mr. Troy Balk Code SEA 02222

1333 Issac Hull Avenue SE Stop 2020

Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376-2020

Email inquiries should be sent to Mr. Troy Balk at

To help ensure proper receipt, name the email “Offshore Patrol Vessel Response” in the subject field. No telephone inquiries will be accepted and requests for solicitation packages will not be honored, as a solicitation is not prepared at this time.

WHEN TO SUBMIT: Responses are requested by 03 June 2011.

Notice Regarding Solicitation: Please note that this synopsis is for information purposes and to identify potential sources.

This notice does not constitute an Invitation for Bid or Request for Proposal and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government.

Other: The Government will not pay for any effort expended or any material provided in response to this announcement or any follow up information requests, nor will the government return any data provided.

Contracting Office Address:
N00024 NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND, DC 1333 Isaac Hull Avenue S.E. Washington Navy Yard, DC
Point of Contact(s):
Troy W. Balk - Contract Specialist,


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Re: FBO invite from 2011
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 03:18:17 PM »
so what happened to this FOB?

any updates on this?


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Re: FBO invite from 2011
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 09:46:51 PM »
This is the bulk of the much pared-down H2 request for the PN. PN still mulling whether they pursue new-build OPVs in conjunction with EDA (later Flight 2 Pohangs vs. Portuguese Coutinhos) which gets them hulls sooner to replace the WW2 ships, or whether they'll roll the dice entirely on a bulk contract of the OPVs. Other than that, no new developments.