The Acquisition Directorate (CG-9) has announce release of the Request for Proposal for the phase one of the Offshore Patrol Cutter Procurement.http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg9/newsroom/updates/opc092512.asp
“This is the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the United States Coast Guard’s requirement for Preliminary & Contract Design (P&CD), Detail Design (DD), and construction of up to 11 Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC).”
Responses are due by 10 January, 2013.
CG-9 listed eight interested shipyards as of July 2012. These included Bath Iron Works, Bollinger, Eastern Shipbuilding, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Marinette Marine, NASSCO, Vigor shipyards, and VT Halter Marine.
My last update on the status of the project which goes into some depth can be found here.