Solicitation Number: WARD-8-33216


Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Western Region Acquisition Division, 7600 Sand Point Way, Northeast, Seattle, WA, 98115-6349, UNITED STATES

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The NAICS Code is 541712 with the small business size standard of 500 employees.


Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) located in Santa Barbara, CA requires a contractor to provide deckhand services to the R/V Shearwater to assist both the Operators in Charge and the Operations Coordinator with the operation and maintenance of research vessels SHEARWATER and the XANTU replacement vessel, in accordance with established procedures and NOAA safety programs. The contractor shall assist in the installation, maintenance, and operation of all instrumentation necessary for research, education, and outreach activities in accordance with established procedure.

1. Assist Operator(s) in Charge with vessel activities including docking, anchoring, launching, recovering and operating the skiffs, deploying and recovering scientific equipment, and operating the ship’s crane, winches and A-frame to ensure safe and efficient operations.

2. Perform routine and emergency maintenance as required on vessels? engines, generators, compressor, decks, superstructure, interior and other equipment as directed by Operator(s) in Charge, in accordance with NOAA procedures and manufacturers? recommendations.

3. Inventory, inspect, and maintain safety equipment in accordance with NOAA procedures, as directed by Operator(s) in Charge.

4. Assist Operator(s) in Charge to ensure all scientific equipment is installed and operating properly and that all research, education, and outreach goals are met.

5. Conduct routine and emergency ship husbandry dives in accordance with NOAA Dive Policy.

This is a simplified acquisition with an estimated value of less than $100,000.