Gulf Copper Ship Repair, Inc.
USS Osprey (MHC 51) underwent a very productive restricted availability from 12 May to 25 July 1997 at the Port Arthur Dock Facility of Gulf Copper Ship Repair . Intermarine USA was the prime contractor, and Gulf Copper Ship Repair was the main subcontractor. A concurrent engine repair availability was also in progress with fdgm as the prime contractor. During the availability, both cranes were shipped to NSWC-SSES Philadelphia for efurbishment.
Gulf Copper Ship Repair, Inc. unsuccessfully protested the award of a contract to South Texas Ship Repair, Inc., under request for proposals (RFP) No. N68958-96-R-0027, issued by the Resident Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Department of the Navy for the post shakedown availability (PSA) of the USS ORIOLE (MHC 55). Gulf Copper contended that award to South Texas based on initial proposals was improper because the Navy should have requested revised proposals after it deleted one of three production sub-line items from the solicitation following receipt of initial offers but prior to award. The RFP, issued on June 17, 1996, and amended six times, contemplated award of a fixed-price PSA contract to the lowest-priced, technically acceptable, responsible offeror. No evaluation factors other than price were identified in the RFP for the evaluation of proposals.
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