GUAM – The United States Navy issued a request for quotations from contractors interested in updating the damage control documentation for the 643-foot USS Frank Cable, a Guam-based submarine tender vessel, according to a solicitation notice.

The request by Military Sealift Command, a follow up to an earlier presolicitation notice, carries a response deadline of July 28, 2011, according to notice number N00033-11-T-9044. The contract will be of the firm fixed price type, with reimbursable travel expenses.

The contract is to investigate the USS Frank Cable’s current physical configuration and update damage control documentation. The contractor will be required to reclassify the valves, doors, hatches, scuttles, passageways, vestibules, manholes, etc., to MSC classifications.

The USS Frank Cable’s latest damage control documentation dates from 2007 and its accuracy is unknown. The vessel, which supplies and supports submarines, has also undergone structural modifications, as well as equipment and system upgrades in Guam between 2008 and 2011 and damage control documentation has not been updated to reflect the changes, the MSC said.

The contractor is expected to deliver the final documentation by November 30, 2011.

For more information on this notice, see this link.

 

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