Attention Industry: Industry Day to Provide an Overview of the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization

On 8 April, the Department of the Navy (DON) Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), on behalf of the Program Manager Ships (PMS) 555 is hosting an Industry Day to provide an overview of the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP). The purpose of the Industry Day is to define the SIOP for industry, communicate known requirements, answer industry’s questions to the greatest extent possible, and receive feedback. The intent of the Industry Day is to begin the needed dialogue between the Navy and industry on this critical program. Industry competencies that may find value in attending this Industry Day are: Facility engineering – design and construction, environmental planning, smart building technologies, strategic utility implementation, Industrial plant – design, technology transformation, automation and additive manufacturing, shipyard operations, digital transformation, plant equipment solutions, weight handling, and program management/oversight. It will not result in a Request for Information or Request for Proposal.


SIOP is a DON program implementing a strategic recapitalization of all critical infrastructure that supports depot level ship maintenance at public naval shipyards. SIOP is focused on recapitalizing dry dock, industrial facilities, capital equipment, and utilities to improve throughput in the shipyards so they can return ships to the Fleet on time and on cost.

The four public naval shipyards – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, VA, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNSY & IMF) in Bremerton, WA, and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) in Pearl Harbor, HI are all more than 100 years old and were designed and built to construct conventionally-powered ships, not maintain nuclear-powered submarines, aircraft carriers, and conventionally-powered surface warships. Given the inherent differences in ship construction and ship maintenance workflow, the Navy is executing a once-in-a-century update to all four public shipyards to ensure they meet current and future requirements.

The average age of public naval shipyard facilities and related infrastructure is 61 years while the average dry dock age is 94 years. Each shipyard has graving dry docks, facilities, projected workloads, unique physical configurations, and local considerations that must be taken into account when building their individually-tailored plans. The timely deployment of the Navy’s warships is directly linked to the operational efficiency of the naval shipyards to complete scheduled work on-time and with the requisite quality. The age and physical state of the shipyards can detract from on-time delivery which has an impact or the Navy’s ability to surge ships if required.

Fully executing the SIOP will increase the productivity and throughput at the four naval shipyards and work to improve their on-time performance.


Pre-registration is mandatory for attendance. Registration is limited to 2 representatives per company. Attendees must be U.S. citizens.

To register your company, go to:

Registration will close at 2359 EST on March 4, 2019, or when we reach venue capacity, whichever comes first. Registration will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

Companies interested in participating in a one-on-one session shall notify Mr. Forrest Tucker

( and Bryant Fields ( in their RSVP.


Vendors are encouraged to submit questions regarding the SIOP program prior to Industry Day. Questions must be submitted via e-mail to Phone Calls will NOT be accepted. Any answers to questions submitted will be posted to the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) and NAVSEA e-Commerce. Questions will not be attributed to an individual company by name. Additionally, similarly themed questions may be grouped into generic question(s), for which answer(s) will be provided. The Government does not guarantee questions submitted will be individually answered.