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Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is an independent engineering and design firm specializing naval architecture, marine engineering, management support, and consulting engineering. The firm is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with offices in New York City; Newport News, Virginia; New Orleans, Louisiana; Chesapeake, Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The firm is focused on growth in emerging maritime programs in systems engineering, platform design, sustainment and life-cycle extension for both government and commercial market sectors. The core of the firm’s staff is experienced in naval architecture, engineering, design, and management support services to US Government and international government clients. The Company maintains centers of technical excellence which provide engineering, program management services, computer aided design (2 and 3-D CAD) and life cycle support services. Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is certified as ISO compliant under ISO 9001:2008 for Design, Engineering, Program Management and Administrative services.

Since our inception, Gibbs & Cox, Inc. has continuously provided services to the U.S. and international navies, other government agencies, shipyards, and commercial clients. Over our 80-year history, more than 6,000 naval and commercial ships have been built to Gibbs & Cox, Inc. designs. Since 1933, the firm has designed every class of destroyers built for the U.S. Navy, with only one exception.

There are 180 ships in service or under construction/contract worldwide based on Gibbs & Cox, Inc. designs. Nearly 80% of the current U.S. Navy’s Ship Battle Forces surface combatant fleet, and over 45% of the entire U.S. Navy’s active in Commission surface ship fleet are built to our designs. Included in these are the designs of the LCS FREEDOM Class Littoral Combat Ships, DDG 51 Class AEGIS Guided Missile Destroyers and the FFG 7 Class Guided Missile Frigates. Today, Gibbs & Cox, Inc. continues to work with Industry and Government clients to identify and advance current and future ship design, ship systems development and modernization opportunities worldwide.

Gibbs & Cox teamed with Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri’s Marinette Marine Corporation in the delivery of the recently awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The LCS Program is the U.S. Navy’s newest surface combatant program. The LCS is a high speed, modular, focused mission combatant ship designed to fight against asymmetrical forces in the littorals. USS FREEDOM, LCS 1, designed by Gibbs & Cox, was delivered to the U.S. Navy in September 2008 and commissioned in November 2008 and the USS FORT WORTH, LCS 3, was launched on 4 December, 2010. Gibbs & Cox will continue as the Design Agent for the Lockheed Martin LCS Team for the follow ship program.

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. provides direct technical support to the U.S. Navy, including support to the DDG 1000 Guided Missile Destroyer Program, the DDG 51 Class AEGIS Guided Missile Destroyer Program, the CG 47 Class AEGIS Guided Missile Cruiser modernization program, the LPD 17 Amphibious Transport Program and the LHD 8/LHA6 Amphibious Assault Ship programs. We continue to support our Naval clients on major ship design and research development programs in the areas of shock analysis and trials, advanced shock design, advanced hull forms, optical fiber communications networks, integrated power systems, commonality, and composites; as well as a variety of ship system development and future force design programs. This ongoing work includes support to NAVSEA program offices, Technical Warrant Holders, Warfare Centers and laboratories.

We have summarized our capabilities to those functional areas where Gibbs & Cox, Inc. experience aligns with the SeaPort-e Statement of Work.  These SOW functional areas are:

3.1 – Research and Development Support

3.2 – Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support

3.3 – Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation and Analysis Support

3.5 – System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support

3.10 – Configuration Management Support

3.14 – Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support

3.19 – In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support

3.20 – Program Support

However, we offer all SOW functional areas as evidenced by the extensive list of Subcontractors available to the Government via our team.  These Subcontractors include entities that are big businesses, small businesses, 8(a) corporations, veteran owned corporations and women owned corporations.  Many of our Subcontractors are also prime contractors within SeaPort-e.  Gibbs & Cox, Inc. offers the unique opportunity to access this talented Subcontractor workforce via a capable Customer-Focused Prime Contractor.