Bids sought for new Governors Island ferry

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The following is the text of a news release from The Trust for Governors Island:

(NEW YORK) — The Trust for Governors Island operates ferry service between Manhattan and Governors Island, N.Y. Owner’s requirements for a new passenger-only ferry have been developed by Glosten Inc., located in Seattle, Wash., describing the technical requirements for the design, construction and delivery of one new passenger-only ferry, to be used and certificated to transport 334 passengers between the existing ferry terminals in Manhattan and on Governors Island on 20-minute round-trips.

A notional design is provided that shows one possible starting point for the design. The new vessel shall meet all United States Coast Guard (USCG) requirements for certification. The vessel shall be delivered to The Trust for Governors Island as a documented USCG Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 46 Subchapter K – Small Passenger Vessel less than 100 gross tons within 500 consecutive calendar days of NTP.

RFP release date: Feb. 8, 2017

Non-mandatory pre-bid meeting: March 2, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Final questions due by: March 22, 2017

Final answers posted by: April 3, 2017

Proposals due: April 27, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Bidders must register by using the following link:

By Professional Mariner Staff