SEA Card® Outage Notification Mar 17, 2023
What is occurring: Routine Maintenance and Updates
When is it occurring: Sunday 02 April 2023 from 0500 CT to 0700 CT
What is affected: SEA Card® EAS

Estimated Window of Maintenance: 2 Hours

The following maintenance will occur during the maintenance window: Oracle Database Maintenance & Security Update, and RHEL7 server maintenance.

SEA Card Bunker Contracts - SOUTHCOM Region Mar 17, 2023
DLA Energy bunker contracts in the SOUTHCOM region expire 11:59 PM March 31, 2023. The DLA Energy bunker contract team is in the process of negotiating the follow-on contracts and do not expect awards to be made by the end of the month. The current bunker contracts allow vendors to deliver through April 30, 2023 when the order is placed before the contract expires.
Therefore, please forecast your requirements through April 30, and place the fuel order before COB March 31.
Worldwide Fuel Shortages and Market Instability Jun 09, 2022
Due to fuel shortages and market instability worldwide, product under various Bunker Contract CLINs may be currently unavailable or in short supply. Recommend Customers allow maximum lead time before delivery, and that the Ordering Officer contact the merchant to confirm availability before placing the order.
“NOTICE: Many foreign countries prohibit ordered fuel to be returned to the terminal from which it was ordered. Any Request for Quote (“RFQ”) that is AWARDED and then you CANCEL in a foreign country will result in ancillary (backhaul/cancellation) charges. DLA Energy is not responsible for any ancillary or associated charges incurred from a customer’s cancellation of an award.
When applicable, it is your responsibility to provide your Husbanding Service Provider (“HSP”) contact information to the Vendor immediately upon awarding a SEA Card® order.” For Navy customers, your ship’s operating target (OPTAR) funds will be charged all associated costs for cancelling the award, whether the fuel is taken or not.

When submitting your quote, all offerors MUST upload a copy of fuel spec and FAME and Sulfur content for the product offered.

Fuel spec must be in ENGLISH. Failure to do so will render your offer unacceptable.

In addition, for all US Navy RFQs, offerors must confirm in the offer:

1. Does fuel contain FAME? If so, what is the percentage.
2. Is fuel offered 100% Distillate?
3. Is fuel offered compliant with ISO 8217 DMA?

Navy Announcement: Foreign Port RFQ Process Oct 03, 2018
When submitting your Request for Quote (RFQ) requesting delivery at a foreign naval port, submit your RFQ 10-15 business days prior to your RDD to allow all necessary documentation to be obtained for a timely delivery.
Navy Announcement - FUEL ORDERING PROCESS Sep 07, 2017
1) Military Sealift Command Oilers
2) DFSPs
3) Other Navy Ships
4) DLA Charter Tankers;
5) Foreign Government per Fuel Exchange Agreements;
6) Commercial Bunker Contracts (SEA Card Contract Orders);
7) Commercial Vendors (SEA Card Open Market Orders)
See NAVSUP and DLA Energy website for further guidance.
ATTENTION Accountable Officials Apr 25, 2017
DLA Energy recommends the AO dispute the fulfilment details when the merchant has not provided a BDN (Bunker Delivery Notice). The dispute reason should be missing BDN unable to approve delivery.