The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan (SIOP) Program Manager of Ships (PMS 555) Program Management Office has released a Request for Information (RFI) to identify the procurement cost, life cycle cost (maintenance and operational), timeline for construction, lifting and handling capabilities, ballasting control systems for complex lifting and handling functions, mooring requirements, blocking requirements, and structural calculations for a floating dry dock that can dock nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers.

Additionally, the RFI seeks to identify necessary utility requirements for successful docking evolutions of the ship classes noted above and whether U.S. based construction/shipbuilding companies are capable of constructing such floating dry dock.

The solicitation background is here — and the Request for Information (RFI) is here –

Industry responses are due on 30 September 2019.