GUAM – The Navy’s Military Sealift Command in Norfolk, Virginia has issued a solicitation for a contractor to provide the services of an ABS-certified radio inspector to inspect the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System aboard the USNS Ericsson at Naval Base, Guam.

The ship, a fleet replenishment oiler, needs an annual inspection of its Inmarsat C Trimble-Galaxy Sentinel, Furuno SSB Transceiver FS-1562-25, Furuno MF/HF DSC Terminal DSC-6, Furuno MF/HF DSC Receiver AA-50, Furuno Distress Message Controller DMC-5, Furuno NBDP Terminal DP6 and Ross VHF DSC 500, according to solicitation number N40442-11-T-7683.

The contractor will need El Paso Intelligence Center clearance in order to gain gangway access to any USNS vessels. EPIC clearance is separate from base access.

This is a 100 percent set aside for small businesses. All firms must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration database in order to be considered for award.

Responses to this request for quotes must be received via e-mail, by 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Aug. 30.

Further details are available here.

This is one of a series of solicitations related to the maintenance and repair of the USNS John Ericsson in recent days. Other solicitations are seeking a centrifugal pump and parts, incinerator parts, and annual inspections for the ship’s fire system and Simplified Voyage Data Recorder system. regularly presents Department of Defense and other Federal Government contracting awards and opportunities that can be performed by companies from Guam or that require at least some of the work to be performed in Guam. This coverage is a service to the Guam business community and the worldwide federal contractor community to encourage teaming between prime contractors and qualified subcontractors, vendors and suppliers to compete more effectively for projects.


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