The marine crane will be used to lift, move to boarding position, board, launch, and recover a nominal 5.4 meter RHIB with two people onboard over either the port or starboard side of the cutter. The marine crane system should operate in sea state conditions up to Sea State 5. Total launching and recovery weight will be 2,500 pounds including allowances for weight growth and boat replacement. The existing cradle and equipment are on the centerline of the cutter.

Deadline: 26 October 2005

The marine crane system will have the following modular components:

– Marine Crane unit, including rotation bearing

– Aluminium Crane Column with bearing flange (mounts to existing deck connection)

– Hydraulic Power Unit with motor controller (mounted below deck)

– Walk-Around type crane control system.

– Crane Control panel (electric panel, below deck)

– Hydraulic Power Unit remote control from weatherdeck control stations.

The electro-hydraulic marine crane system should also meet the following conditions:

-The boom should extend to an outreach of 20 feet.

-The boom should retract to a maximum stowage length of 12 feet.

-The system should be designed for up to 30 degree side loading conditions during launch and recovery operations.

The marine crane system is intended to be equipped with a walk-around type crane control system, permitting the operator to observe boat operations.

The Coast Guard asks:

1 General:

1.1 What type of commercial products and services do you offer that might fill this requirement?

1.2 If you do not have a commercial product and service that can fulfill this requirement, do you have a product that can be modified to meet the requirement?

1.3 Please provide any promotional literature of your products.

1.4 Do you expect to offer a new product or service some time in the future that might affect the product you are offering or this requirement?

1.5 Please provide a published price list for your products and/or services, if available.

2 Equipment Design and Quality Control:

2.1 Are your cranes designed and certified to a recognized standard or agency and if so what standard do you use?

2.2 What are the power (electric load) requirements for the davit/crane?

2.3 Is your equipment designed to suit the conditions found in a salt water marine environment.

2.4 Are there any temperature or humidity environmental conditions that would limit the operation of the crane? If so, please explain.

2.5 What type of manufacturing or services quality control plans or certifications do you provide? Please provide a copy of the quality control if available. If it is not available, please explain your standard practice.

2.6 Is your crane designed for modular installation?

2.7 What pre-delivery testing do you perform?

2.8 How do you show compliance with design features for operation in advanced sea states?

2.9 What are your typical hoist, luff and slew rates, and can multiple functions occur simultaneously?

3 Control Systems:

3.1 Do you offer both wireless and pendant type remote control systems? For a system designed for heavy daily use, is there a preference? What is the generic cost differential between the two systems?

3.2 Are both pendant and wireless control systems currently in production, and how long do you intend to support them?

3.3 What are the back-up control systems if either the wireless or pendant system fails? Do you offer a wireless system with back-up pendant system?

3.4 Are your crane control systems PLC or processor based? Does the selection of wireless or pendant type controls impact on the selection of electro-hydraulic control systems? Please explain.

3.5 What are the control enclosure or panel ratings that you offer or recommend for weatherdeck marine service?

3.6 What are the typical sizes and weights for hand-held or chest-pack type control components for both pendant and wireless control systems?

What are the typical materials, watertight integrity and switches used for these systems?

3.7 What are the typical processor or electronic component environmental ranges offered, and how do these components tolerate the heat load of exposure to full sunlight, cold winter temperatures and high humidity of a marine environment?

3.8 What are the minimum ?power? requirements for antenna options

which can provide reliable operation of the crane from within a 50 foot radius of the crane?

3.9 What provisions are available to prevent simultaneous operation of the crane on other vessels in close proximity? If channel selection is provided, how many channels are typically offered or installed?

3.10 Do you have experience with NTIA Radio Frequency Management

Regulations ? Annex K for unlicensed equipment, and FCC Standard 15 requirements?

3.11 What special features do you offer and/or recommend to address potential shipboard Electro Magnetic Interference and Radio Frequency

Interference issues?

3.12 Do your control systems operate with a grounded or ungrounded power source? Can they be made to function with an ungrounded power source?

4 Discounts, Delivery, Warranty and Lead Times:

4.1 What type of quantity or other discounts do you offer your customers?

4.2 What are your standard warranty terms? Please provide a copy of the warranty terms.

4.3 What are your standard FOB terms?

4.4 Do you offer long-term storage? If so, are there any additional charges for the long-term storage?

4.5 Once production has been established, what is your typical lead-time for delivery (from date of Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) award)? On multiple orders, what is your factory capacity (in units per month and per year)?

5 Do you provide technical publications, provisioning technical documentation and recommendations for on board repair parts and installation interface drawings commercially? If not commercially, is this something you can provide?

6 Technical Service Response Time and Personnel:

6.1 What is your average response time for providing warranty issue technical services?

6.2 What is your average response time for providing technical representatives in the field for casualty repairs?

6.3 Do you offer on-site technical support for equipment installation, crew training and commissioning?

6.4 Are your qualified technical support representatives based in the


6.5 Are your qualified technical support representatives available for world-wide travel? (e.g. Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Key West)? If so, how many?

7 Parts Availability:

7.1 Are spare parts held for distribution in the U.S.?

7.2 What is your average lead time for spare parts for both routine and casualty repairs?

8 What is the country of origin for your equipment?

9 Are you a small business dealer or manufacturer? Are you a small disadvantaged dealer or manufacturer?

Contractors may submit any and all information; literature and documentation that they feel may be beneficial.

Information can be emailed to or mailed to Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Engineering Logistic Center, Auxiliary Systems Acquisition Branch, 2401 Hawkins Point Rd., Bldg. 31, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21226-5000 Attn: Patricia Dobbins