Ocean Services, LLC, B-292511.2, November 6, 2003
B-292511.2: Nov 6, 2003
Specifications in a solicitation for the time charter of an oceanographic research vessel to be used in performing hydrographic surveys in the Gulf of Mexico and near coastal areas of Alaska that mandate that the vessel meet certain enhanced safety-related requirements are not objectionable. Given the environment in which the vessel will operate and the agency's desire to contract for a vessel that offers a greater level of safety for its crew than that advocated by the protester. 2. Are overly restrictive. NOAA will use the ORV in performing hydrographic surveys in the Gulf of Mexico and the near coastal areas of Alaska. /1/ RFP Sec. Proposals were received and evaluated. Discussions were conducted.