Auditory Communications Review – Request for Proposals

The Council is inviting proposals to help identify potential improvements to the communication equipment used during an oil spill response.

Should there ever be a large oil spill event, reliable short-range communication among the hundreds of vessels that make up the spill cleanup task forces and strike teams will be vital for efficiency and safety. The project will research, discuss, and document potential communication improvements or alternatives for field responders who currently rely on Marine VHF and CB radios for short-range communications during exercise and training events.

Submittal Deadline: February 25, 2019
Award Announcement: By March 25, 2019

For more details, download the full RFP: 

Contracted Fishing Vessel Fleet Auditory Communications Review (0.2 MB)

If you have questions about this RFP, please contact Nelli Vanderburg at