June 12, 2018 —
The Coast Guard today released a request for information (RFI) to gather additional information about potential solutions for the waterways commerce cutter (WCC) acquisition program. The service is seeking information on the state of the market, including configurations, components and systems that are currently in production or in use along the inland waterways. The RFI also seeks to broaden the Coast Guard’s understanding of domestic shipyards’ capabilities and experience in designing and building assets that may meet the Coast Guard’s requirements for the WCC program.
The WCC program is recapitalizing the Coast Guard’s inventory of inland cutters, which is on average more than 50 years old and consists of nine classes and subclasses.
The RFI, the second of several planned industry engagements to inform program decisions, is available here.
“The WCC program is gathering information – including methods for reducing cost and improving procurement and sustainment processes – to find the best value solution to fulfill the Coast Guard’s requirements,” said Aileen Sedmak, program manager for the WCC acquisition program.
The deadline to submit responses is June 29 at 1 p.m. EDT.
For more information: Waterways Commerce Cutter program page