Liquefied Natural Gas vs. Waterborne Transport

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Funding Opportunity ID: 313055
Opportunity Number: 693JF719R000009
Opportunity Title: Liquefied Natural Gas vs. Waterborne Transport
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 20.817
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOT-MA
Agency Name: Department of Transportation
Maritime Administration
Posted Date: Feb 19, 2019
Close Date: Mar 19, 2019
Last Updated Date: Feb 19, 2019
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: RFP–Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vs WaterborneTransport The MaritimeAdministration (MARAD) is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for a studythat investigates probable waterborne means of transporting liquefied naturalgas (LNG) from locations within the US to US terminals or ports. The objective of the study is to identify howto effectively and efficiently supply LNG via waterborne transportation tovarious regions within the United States where demand shortages occur. The study will serve to better inform themaritime industry on LNG market supply capabilities. Study Requirements: The study should identify existing vessels aswell as vessels currently on order in US shipyards, capable of meeting the needto supply regions where natural gas is in short supply during the peak demandseason. In addition, the study must: consider potentialinfrastructure needs and/or modifications necessary to adapt current vesselsand landside connections for such purposes; identify existingvessels that are capable of moving supplies of LNG along the coasts as well as identifythe need for new build designs that would meet this need; and investigatewhether new specialty-designed vessels are needed. To gain a betterunderstanding market and supply needs, the study must also identify: Regions of peakdemand supply shortage; Origin anddestination ports/terminals for the LNG supply chain; Specificinfrastructure needs along the supply chain to support demand; Specific vesselneeds for frequent LNG supply transits; and Market economy forthe movement of LNG to meet peak demand needs. The study must becompleted within 3 months from time of award. Proposals are limited to 10 pages maximum (including anyappendices/attachments). Any proposalthat exceeds this requirement will not be considered. Any proposal that does not clearly addressthe evaluation criteria will not be considered. The following evaluation criteria will be used toevaluate proposals: Working knowledgeof the US maritime industry, including but not limited to regulations, maritimecargo movement, and vessel design; Expert knowledgeof LNG market within and outside of the US; Knowledge of theLNG supply and transportation routes; Experience withproducing published reports/peer-reviewed articles; Ability tocomplete the project within the limited timeframe; and Cost
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