ARSV Request for Proposal
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NOTE: The ARSV project was cancelled in November 2008; all web content below is only for reference.

Below are links to the Antarctic Research and Supply Vessel Request for Proposal (RFP). You can open the entire RFP, or the ten sections individually.

ARSV RFP Link to PDF file

Individual Sections:

General Background Information Link to PDF file
Instructions to Bidders Link to PDF file
Technical Requirements Introduction Link to PDF file
Environmental Requirements Link to PDF file
Operational Performance Requirements Link to PDF file 
Science Requirements Link to PDF file
General Ship Requirements Link to PDF file
Time Charter Agreement Link to PDF file
Special Provisions—Charter Link to PDF file
General Provisions—Charter Link to PDF file

Please direct questions regarding the RFP to Comments or suggestions pertaining to the technical specifications may be submitted using the ARSV Feedback form.


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Curator: Esther L. Hill PhD, Antarctic Support Contract   |   NSF Official: Tim McGovern/Alexandra Isern, Office of Polar Programs