COMBATANT CRAFT MEDIUM (CCM), MK 1 - Draft RFP H92222-09-R-0002
It would appear SOCOM is still working on this as last change to the RFI was 27 May? BUT most of the files are locked? RFP to come later per below:
The CCM Mk 1 Request for Proposal (RFP) will not be released this week. USSOCOM is in the final stages of obtaining the necessary approvals for release. Anticipate release of the formal RFP mid July 2009. Again, request industry not contact the Contracting Office nor the Combatant Craft Program Management Office requesting any acquisition/technical updates. No further information will be provided at this time. NOTE: there is no response date required for this notice. A response date was added because of the FEDBIZOPs system onl
This boat solicitation has been under development since 2005. An insider told me this:
" within SOCOM, there were proponents of 'something like Skjold, and monohull-only folks, and catamaran folks, and the craft capabilities mix and ultimate size was very contentious all around." So keep looking for SOCOM to buy something in the future?
Goto below link for Draft RFP (may have to copy full URL into your browser?)
Adm Olson's testimony to Congress in Mar 2011 said this about CCM:
"USSOCOM is also modernizing its maritime mobility systems. We will award competitive prototype contracts later this year for Combatant Craft – Medium (CCM) as replacements for the Naval Special Warfare Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB)."