The Navy received OTC Revitalization proposals from shortlisted potential master developers by the August 9th deadline and has started the evaluation process. The Step 2: Request for Proposals source selection evaluation process will identify the team whose proposal conforms to the solicitation, best meets NAVWAR’s mission requirements, and represents best value to the Government. The Navy plans to select one proposer by the end of calendar year 2023 to enter into a period of exclusive negotiations.
On April 10, 2023, the Navy shortlisted four potential master developers that advanced to Step 2: Request for Proposals based on submitted qualifications. The four shortlisted potential master developers had approximately four months to prepare their proposals to include technical and financial information to specify how they would achieve the Navy’s requirements. Proposals include details such as site and design drawings for the new government facilities; demonstration of the concept for private development; specifics on how they would finance the project; and a proposed schedule for achieving key milestones of the government facilities.
The Navy will work with the selected master developer on multiple options for the private development of OTC, while continuing to evaluate the feasibility of a NAVWAR-only development funded by traditional military construction methods.
In accordance with Department of Defense policy, and to ensure the integrity and successful completion of this competitive solicitation process, the Navy will not be disclosing source selection information at this time. As the process moves forward, the Navy will provide updates as permitted and appropriate.
Background - On November 15, 2022, the Navy issued a Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) to begin a competitive solicitation process to identify a potential master developer for revitalization of NAVWAR’s facilities at OTC. View the solicitation and amendments at SAM.gov. Notice ID N6247323RP00008.
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The Navy held a Pre-Proposal Conference for interested proposers on December 7, 2022 at OTC. The Pre-Proposal Conference provided an opportunity for representatives of the government and industry to meet for presentations and a self-guided site tour. The site tour allowed attendees to view and walk portions of the OTC parcels. An option to attend the event virtually was also available.
Links to event materials and the event recording are available below.
OTC serves as NAVWAR’s headquarters. NAVWAR’s mission is to identify, develop, deliver, and sustain information warfighting capabilities to enable Naval, Joint, and Coalition operations from seabed to space. The current OTC facilities are beyond their useful life and do not comply with current seismic design requirements, applicable anti-terrorism force protection standards, or provide sufficient controlled access and independent utility systems for secure spaces. Inadequate and obsolete facilities negatively affect NAVWAR’s cyber warfare mission, security, and workforce safety. The proposed revitalization of NAVWAR’s facilities on OTC would meet design standards for safety and security and would enable sustainment of NAVWAR’s national defense mission.
The purpose of selecting a potential master developer is to develop more site-specific details for revitalization of OTC before a final alternative is selected and analyzed using the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The competitive solicitation process for a potential master developer at this stage in the NEPA process is in response to public and agency comments received on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that requested additional details before a Navy decision is made and a Record of Decision is signed. Some members of the public and public agencies – such as the California Coastal Commission and the California State Historic Preservation Office – requested more specifics on how a commercial developer might design and develop the site under Alternatives 2 through 5 evaluated in the Draft EIS. The site-specific details will help inform the Navy’s environmental analyses under statutes such as NEPA, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act, among others.
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In keeping with our commitment to the revitalization of OTC, the Navy will continue to update the public, stakeholders, and Federal and State regulatory agencies as this project progresses.
In this episode of NAVFAC SW “THE SWEEP” Podcast, host Lynn Pence speaks with NAVWAR and Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Southwest Real Estate business line about their intention to release a competitive solicitation for a potential master developer for revitalization of OTC. Lynn is joined by Greg Geisen, NAVWAR’s project manager for the OTC Revitalization Project as well as Tanya Spenst and Erin Grandgirard from NAVFAC SW Real Estate to discuss this important project for the Navy. Released October 6, 2022.
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