Federal contract opportunity N0002413R2203 for engineering services at Naval Sea Systems Command NAVSEA HQ.

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Please find attached Bidder's Question 0001 for the Fleet Replenishment Oiler (T-AO(X)) presolicitation notice.

The purpose of this modification, is to update the NAICS code to 541330. All other information remains the same. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) intends to issue an unrestricted competitive solicitation (N00024-13-R-2203) in the April 2013 timeframe for Trade-Off Studies to support a new class of the Navy's Fleet Replenishment Oilers (T-AO(X)), with an option for Special Studies, Analyses and Reviews. The Navy requires replenishment oiler capabilities to support Fleet operations across the full range of military operations. The concept for the T-AO(X) Class ships is to shuttle from resupply ports to station ships (T-AOE 6 Class). As T-AO 187 Class ships currently do, the T-AO(X) Class will provide the primary fuel pipeline linking Navy ships and their embarked aircraft, with logistics nodes ashore. Additionally, when T-AOE 6 Class ships are unavailable, a T-AO(X), in conjunction with a T-AKE 1 Class ship, will operate as a "station ship," accompanying and staying on-station with a Carrier Strike Group (CSG) or Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) to provide fuel as required to customer ships. The Trade-Off Studies seek affordable system design solutions that may be considered for the new class while supporting program goals of: (a) Energy efficiency, (b) Equipment reliability, and (c) Cargo handling efficiency. DoD initiative, "Better Buying Power", challenges industry to design and manufacture products that have the lowest cost of ownership at an affordable price. Only contractors with facilities that can support construction of a ship 190-230 meters in length and capable of meeting the technical requirements of a T-AO(X) Fleet Replenishment Oiler are sought for this effort. Potential Offerors are advised that, in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 5230.24, certain TAO(X) technical data will be marked Distribution Statement D - Distribution authorized to the Department of Defense and U.S. DoD contractors only. If your firm is interested in participating in this planned procurement, it is advised that prior to the posting of the solicitation you obtain the appropriate authority to participate. Attachments to the solicitation which are marked "Distribution Statement D" will not be posted to FBO/NECO. Therefore, the solicitation will contain instructions to contact the Contracting Officer to receive the specified technical documents. This synopsis, any future synopses, the Request for Proposal (RFP) and any Amendments will be posted to both the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at https://www.fbo.gov and the Navy Electronic Commerce Online (NECO) site located at https://www.neco.navy.mil. While it is understood that FBO is the single point of entry for posting of synopsis and solicitations to the internet, NECO is the alternative in case FBO is unavailable. Please feel free to use either site to access information posted by the Naval Sea Systems Command. This pre-solicitation synopsis is for information only, and shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to solicit contractual offers or award contracts. The Government is not soliciting, nor will it accept, proposals as a result of this synopsis. If a solicitation is issued in the future, it will be announced via FBO/NECO and interested parties must comply with that announcement. This is not a request for proposals, a promise to issue a request for proposals, or a promise by the Government to pay for information received in response to this synopsis or any subsequent synopses announcing the availability of draft specification for industry participation and feedback. The Government will not reimburse respondents for any questions submitted or information provided as a result of this notice. This information is subject to modification and in no way binds the Government to award a contract. The Government does not commit to provide a response to any comment or question. CAUTION: The solicitation, if any, will be issued electronically as will any amendments thereto. Because of this the Government is under no obligation to maintain a bidder's mailing list. It is anticipated that a future competitive solicitation will include a clause enforcing the requirements of 10 U.S.C. § 7309, which mandates that no major component of the hull or superstructure of any vessel constructed for the armed forces may be constructed in a foreign shipyard.

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) intends to issue an unrestricted competitive solicitation (N00024-13-R-2203) in the April 2013 timeframe for Trade-Off Studies to support a new class of the Navy’s Fleet Replenishment Oilers (T-AO(X)), with an option for Special Studies, Analyses and Reviews. The Navy requires replenishment oiler capabilities to support Fleet operations across the full range of military operations. The concept for the T-AO(X) Class ships is to shuttle from resupply ports to station ships (T-AOE 6 Class). As T-AO 187 Class ships currently do, the T-AO(X) Class will provide the primary fuel pipeline linking Navy ships and their embarked aircraft, with logistics nodes ashore. Additionally, when T-AOE 6 Class ships are unavailable, a T-AO(X), in conjunction with a T-AKE 1 Class ship, will operate as a “station ship,” accompanying and staying on-station with a Carrier Strike Group (CSG) or Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) to provide fuel as required to customer ships. The Trade-Off Studies seek affordable system design solutions that may be considered for the new class while supporting program goals of: (a) Energy efficiency, (b) Equipment reliability, and (c) Cargo handling efficiency. DoD initiative, “Better Buying Power”, challenges industry to design and manufacture products that have the lowest cost of ownership at an affordable price. Only contractors with facilities that can support construction of a ship 190-230 meters in length and capable of meeting the technical requirements of a T-AO(X) Fleet Replenishment Oiler are sought for this effort. Potential Offerors are advised that, in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 5230.24, certain TAO(X) technical data will be marked Distribution Statement D - Distribution authorized to the Department of Defense and U.S. DoD contractors only. If your firm is interested in participating in this planned procurement, it is advised that prior to the posting of the solicitation you obtain the appropriate authority to participate. Attachments to the solicitation which are marked “Distribution Statement D” will not be posted to FBO/NECO. Therefore, the solicitation will contain instructions to contact the Contracting Officer to receive the specified technical documents. This synopsis, any future synopses, the Request for Proposal (RFP) and any Amendments will be posted to both the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at https://www.fbo.gov and the Navy Electronic Commerce Online (NECO) site located at https://www.neco.navy.mil. While it is understood that FBO is the single point of entry for posting of synopsis and solicitations to the internet, NECO is the alternative in case FBO is unavailable. Please feel free to use either site to access information posted by the Naval Sea Systems Command. This pre-solicitation synopsis is for information only, and shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to solicit contractual offers or award contracts. The Government is not soliciting, nor will it accept, proposals as a result of this synopsis. If a solicitation is issued in the future, it will be announced via FBO/NECO and interested parties must comply with that announcement. This is not a request for proposals, a promise to issue a request for proposals, or a promise by the Government to pay for information received in response to this synopsis or any subsequent synopses announcing the availability of draft specification for industry participation and feedback. The Government will not reimburse respondents for any questions submitted or information provided as a result of this notice. This information is subject to modification and in no way binds the Government to award a contract. The Government does not commit to provide a response to any comment or question. CAUTION: The solicitation, if any, will be issued electronically as will any amendments thereto. Because of this the Government is under no obligation to maintain a bidder’s mailing list. It is anticipated that a future competitive solicitation will include a clause enforcing the requirements of 10 U.S.C. § 7309, which mandates that no major component of the hull or superstructure of any vessel constructed for the armed forces may be constructed in a foreign shipyard.