The Maritime Administration conducts ship dismantling/recycling via vessel purchase agreements and fee-for-service contracts. To be eligible to participate in sales offers or fee-for-service price requests a company must submit a general technical proposal and become a technically acceptable vendor. Only offerors whose general technical proposal have been evaluated and found to be technically acceptable will be allowed into the pool. Once in the pool of technically acceptable vendors all vendors are requested to submit competitive sales offers and/or price revisions in response to specific vessel solicitations issued by the Maritime Administration on a periodic basis.
Ship Disposal Solicitations
The Maritime Administration has posted its Ship Disposal Solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunity (FEDBIZOPS) website. To access the solicitation, change the posted date from 90 days to 365 days and paste the solicitation number DTMA-91-Q-2013-0014 into the keyword / solicitation number fields, then click enter.
The Solicitation describes the process for the submittal of General Technical Proposals (GTP), the evaluation criteria of the GTPs, the establishment of a pool of qualified facilities, of sales offers and revised price quotations, and the criteria for award of sales contracts and /or ship disposal service contracts.
Ship Recycling Guide
The Environmental Protection Agency has published ” A Guide for Ship Scrappers: Tips for Regulatory Compliance” which provides ship recycling facilities with an overview of the most pertinent environmental and worker health and safety requirements to assist them in ensuring compliance at their facilities. The guide is structured by specific processes (e.g., asbestos removal, metal cutting, fuel and oil removal) that occur in ship recycling operations. Ship recycling can review key environmental, safety, and health requirements for each process. References of where to find the requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations have been provided throughout the guide.