WSF Accepting Propulsion Package Bids

Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Washington State Ferries, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation (hereinafter called "WSF"), requests proposals from firms who wish to be considered for the following described project:

A procurement contract for the complete propulsion systems for four (4) new 130-auto ferries to be designed and built under a separate shipyard contract. The propulsion system for each vessel shall consist of: a propulsion control and monitoring system; data logger; propulsion diesel engines; reduction gears; hydraulic clutches; diesel engine output shafting and components; high speed shafting and components; propeller shafting and components; controllable pitch propeller system, an alarm and monitoring system and related items.

The Contract shall be for four (4) identical propulsion systems (1 per vessel), per the project Technical Specifications. The Contract shall also include spare parts and special tools. The propulsion system procurement shall include: all design, including preparation of a Contract Bid Support Package to support the shipyards bidding on the separate shipyard contract, and other design and engineering work; manufacturing, fabrication and delivery; commissioning, training and testing; project management; local, on-site installation support; and regulatory agency certifications for the new propulsion systems. Estimated Price Range for the Contract for all four (4) complete propulsion systems: $26,500,000 - $32,500,000.

The proposal due date/time is 1:00 pm on Monday, June 21, 2004. The Delivery Dates for all of the propulsion systems shall be as specified in the Request for Proposals (RFP). The delivery of the initial propulsion system shall be no later than October 2, 2006, subject to amendment during the RFP process. The delivery schedule for the remaining propulsion systems shall be as specified in the RFP. The propulsion system installations will all be accomplished by a shipyard contracted by WSF to build the new 130–auto ferries, at a facility within Washington State, per estimated schedules listed in the RFP.

This Contract will be partially funded by the Federal Transit Administration and/or the Federal Highway Administration. Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE's) are encouraged to participate in the RFP process.

The formal RFP package for the project will be available upon request on or after April 28, 2004 for the non-refundable fee of $200.00. The RFP will also be posted on the following WSF web site on or after April 28th: www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/contracts. Informational copies of the RFP package will be on file at various plan centers, WSDOT Support Services/Seattle SBA and at WSF.

Legal Services and Contracts Department

Washington State Ferries

2911 2nd Avenue

Seattle, Washington 98121-1012

Phone: 206.515.3606 (recording)

Fax: 206.515.3605

WSF assumes no obligation of any kind for expenses incurred by a respondent to this Notice or the RFP package.

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