Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River Dredging

State: Massachusetts
Type of Government: Federal
  • Y - Construction of Structures and Facilities
  • Z - Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property
Posted: Mar 17, 2023
Due: Apr 16, 2023
Solicitation No: 23X0027
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Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River Dredging
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General Information View Changes
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Sources Sought (Updated)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-04:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
  • Updated Published Date: Mar 16, 2023 08:39 am EDT
  • Original Published Date: Mar 16, 2023 08:12 am EDT
  • Updated Response Date: Apr 16, 2023 02:00 pm EDT
  • Original Response Date: Apr 16, 2023 02:00 pm EDT
  • Inactive Policy: 15 days after response date
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    • None
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  • NAICS Code:
    • 237990 - Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
  • Place of Performance:
    Concord , MA 01742
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, W912WJ, is issuing a Sources Sought Announcement for dredging several areas within the 35-foot-deep Piscataqua River feature (i.e., Newington Reach) of the Portsmouth Harbor & Piscataqua River, Federal Navigation Project (FNP) located in Newington NH and Elliot, Maine. Dredging of the FNP is needed to meet the navigational requirements of deep draft vessels that use the 35-foot-deep channel leading to the head of navigation. This announcement is to determine the interest, availability and capability of Small and Large Business concerns as described below. The NAICS code for this procurement is 237990 with a Size Standard of $37M. The solicitation for this project is anticipated to be issued on or about June 30, 2023. The construction is expected to be done in the winter of 2023-2024 and take 4 to 6 weeks to complete. The estimated construction cost is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000.

This project has a hopper dredge only requirement and consists of removing a total of up to 60,000 CY of sand from several locations within the authorized, 35-foot deep, Newington Reach channel formerly known as the Simplex (Shoals) Reach and Tyco Reach. The Piscataqua River is a very dynamic area known for strong tidal currents that sometimes exceed 5 knots. Dredging in the channel includes advance maintenance dredging and will be to a maximum elevation of -42 feet below Mean Lower Low Water and will remove approximately 60,000 cubic yards of sand. The material dredged from the FNP will be hauled to the previously used in-river placement site just downstream of the dredging areas where it will be placed.

Under this contract the successful offeror will be required to provide the equipment (i.e., a hopper dredge) and materials required for the removal of material from the aforementioned areas of the FNP and to place the material at the in-river placement site. The offeror will be evaluated on past experience in dredging of navigation or other coastal dredging projects and the placement of dredged material in an unconfined, open-water environment.

Interested firms should submit a capabilities package to include the following: business classification (i.e. HUBZone, etc.); the type of equipment to be utilized for this project; as well as qualifications and specific examples of past experience in performing the work requirements stated above. The project examples must have been performed within the last ten years. The package must show project examples of all of the experience/expertise listed above. However, the experience does not have to be demonstrated on one single project. Please indicate the team subcontractor(s) (if any), including their prior experience and qualifications, which will be used to support the offeror's effort. Please include a Point of Contact and phone number for each project example who may be contacted for further information on contractor's effort and performance. Proof of bonding capability must be submitted with the package.

Firms interested shall provide the above documentation via email and are due by 2pm EDT, April 16, 2023. Responses should be emailed to: brian.t.mannion@usace.army.mil. Responses are limited to twenty pages. The Government will not pay for any material provided in response to this market survey nor return the data provided. This notice is for information purposes only and is not a request to be placed on a solicitation mailing list nor is it a Request for Proposal (RFP) or an announcement of a solicitation. The results of this survey will be in effect for a period of one year from the date of this notice.

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  • CONCORD , MA 01742-2751
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