The service originally selected Eastern Shipbuilding Group as the preferred builder of the new class of cutters in 2016. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced the award of Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) industry studies contracts to eight shipbuilders on March 20. These awards support the Coast Guard’s strategy to mitigate OPC program risk and establish a new, fair and open competitive environment to complete the OPC program of record. [solicitation (original)] construct opc homeport base los angeles/long beach at u.s. coast guard station, san pedro, ca: jul 1, 2020 [solicitation (updated)] construct opc homeport base los angeles/long beach at u.s. coast guard station, san pedro, ca The Coast Guard on Friday said it had exercised more than $400 million in contract options toward its ongoing surface fleet modernization, including the construction contract with Eastern Shipbuilding for its first of 25 planned medium-endurance Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC).. The Coast Guard has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., of Panama City, Florida, a Phase II contract for production of the lead Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) and up to eight follow-on cutters, according to a Coast Guard news release.The long-awaited contract is valued at $110.29 million, with a potential total value of $2.38 billion if options to produce nine cutters are taken up. 85-804. The Department of Homeland Security, after extensive analysis by the U.S. Coast Guard and further review by a Contract Adjustment Board chaired by the Department’s Deputy Under Secretary for Management, has granted limited extraordinary contract relief to Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) contract under the authority of Public Law (P.L.) On September 15, 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard exercised the option for Detail Design on Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s OPC contract. In September 2016, Eastern Shipbuilding of Panama City, Florida, was awarded a $110.3 million contract to build the first Offshore Patrol Cutter with an option to purchase eight additional cutters. U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Request for Information Active Contract Opportunity Notice ID RFI-USCG-OPC-2020-1 Related Notice ... . The Coast Guard divided the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program into two stages and revised its cost and schedule goals following widespread disruptions from Hurricane Michael in October 2018, which led the shipbuilder to request relief from certain requirements under contract. Additionally, the veil of secrecy regarding its analysis and the absence of any meaningful consultation by the Coast Guard and DHS with the Committee, provides us scant confidence that any revised OPC contract will not encounter a similar fate as the original contract,” the Members wrote. These awards support the Coast Guard’s strategy to mitigate OPC program risk and complete the program of record by establishing a new, fair and open competitive environment to complete the OPC program of record. A full copy of the letter can be found here. Eastern Shipbuilding Group will construct the Offshore Patrol Cutters to replace the Medium Endurance Cutters currently in service. On October 15, 2016 the Coast Guard issued a notice to proceed with the detailed design of the Offshore Patrol Cutter to Eastern Shipbuilding. March 20, 2020 — The Coast Guard announced the award of nine Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) industry studies contracts March 20, 2020. The US Coast Guard has awarded eight contracts to eight shipbuilders for Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) industry studies, in a bid to return the program back on track. These awards support the Coast Guard’s strategy to mitigate OPC program risk and complete the program of record by establishing a new, fair and open competitive environment to complete the OPC program of record. OPC Characteristics: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded eight offshore patrol cutter (OPC) industry studies contracts, the service announced in a release. The contract includes the production of up to four vessels.