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Grant Goal

RFB/RFQ Requirement To Accomplish the Goal

Ensure future servicing capability for your boat hull prior to purchase

Check the US Coast Guard Manufacturer’s database to ensure the purchase is direct from a boat manufacturer.

Ensure future servicing capability for your boat motor prior to purchase

Ensure a certified service department for your brand of motor exists in the geographic area where your boat will be used.

Demand your pumpout boat be built to commercial-grade standards

Insist on a 6-year hull and waste tank warranty from your vendor.

Promote structural strength and rigidity, improved safety, and a longer-lasting pumpout boat

Require a one-piece Integral-Grid-Unit (IGU) stringer system.

Mitigate delamination of stringers and decks.

Require 100% composite construction of the hull, stringers, and transom.

Prevent water absorption by under-deck flotation.

Prohibit any use of open-cell foam flotation.

Require 100% closed-cell foam flotation.

Prevent “cyclic” failure (repeated wave-pounding failure) of screwed-down components.

Require the console, tee-top, sewage pump, leaning post, and any other equipment that is fastened to the deck to be secured with an under-deck backing plate and through-bolted (not just screwed into the deck).

Prevent contact damage to the pumpout boat and vessels being serviced.

Require the entire perimeter of the rail to be covered in a minimum 5”wide closed-cell foam encased in a soft polyester textile cover.

Ensure your staff is trained to use pumpout boat in accordance with Best Management Practices.

Require at least 4 hours of on-site training by the vendor upon delivery.

Require the vendor-supplied trainer to be a subject matter expert in providing pumpout services and to have completed a boating safety course that is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

Ensure product conforms to bid specifications after a deposit payment is made to the vendor.

Require the vendor to post a performance bond as a separate line-item in your RFQ/RFP.

Ensure longevity of sewage pump.

Require a cover on top of the pump to shield it from the elements.

Mitigate the possibility for sewage holding tank to leak.

Above-deck sewage waste tanks should be prohibited.

Require the sewage waste holding tank to be permanently integrated into the hull, or installed below the deck of the boat.

Mitigate the possibility for sewage spills caused by overfilling.

Require a waste tank overfill alarm and warning-light system.

Floating Comfort Stations

Grant Goal

RFB/RFQ Requirement To Accomplish the Goal

Achieve maximum structural support to promote safety and to protect the sewage holding tank.

Require the superstructure to be constructed of marine-grade anodized aluminum.

Achieve maximum stability and buoyancy.

Any float that can be punctured (regardless of what material it is constructed from) should be absolutely prohibited.

Require unsinkable marine-grade encapsulated floats.

Mitigate the potential for rotting.

Require 100% composite construction for the housing and decking.

Promote safety of users and prevent damage to door hinges.

Require solid-core fiberglass power closure doors.

Eliminate sewage spills by ensuring proactive notification prior to sewage tank overfill.

Require a satellite or cellular-based monitoring technology which is capable of alerting the owner when the sewage holding tank requires servicing.

Facilitate security and prevent relocation of comfort station.

Require a technology which automatically alerts the owner should the facility move outside an assigned area.

Promote safety by ensuring unit is properly lighted during nighttime hours.

Require anchor lights to operate during all low-light conditions.

Minimize vandalism.

Require all electrical wiring and plumbing infrastructure to be inaccessible by the public.

Minimize odor.

Require an effective, non-chemical odor-elimination system. Seek references to substantiate system effectiveness.

Conserve natural resources.

Require a solar power system.

Require zero-flush type toilets.

Prevent anchor failure.

Include anchoring services as a separate line-item in your RFQ/RFP.

Require vendor to demonstrate competence and experience anchoring floating comfort stations in your specific water condition (depth, current velocity, tidal perturbation, wind speed, etc.).

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