Jan. 10, 2020 —
The Coast Guard released a final request for proposal (RFP) Jan. 10, 2020, for industry studies to support offshore patrol cutter (OPC) follow-on production. The RFP is available here.
This release follows the Industry Day event held Dec. 11, 2019, and the release of the draft RFP.
The deadline to submit responses to the final RFP is Jan. 31, 2020.
The Coast Guard plans to acquire 25 OPCs. The cutters will replace the 270-foot and 210-foot medium endurance cutters, which are becoming increasingly expensive to maintain and operate. The OPCs will bridge the capabilities of the national security cutters, which patrol the open ocean, and the fast response cutters, which serve closer to shore.
For more information: Offshore Patrol Cutter program page