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S--VA786-16-C-0164 | Create Master Landscape Plan For Marietta National Cemetery, GA

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Cemetery Administration Centralized Contracting Division | Published August 15, 2016
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R--VA786-16-R-0234 | Create Master Landscape Plan For Marietta National Cemetery, GA

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Cemetery Administration Centralized Contracting Division | Published June 21, 2016  -  Deadline July 15, 2016
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The contractor shall provide all necessary supervision, labor, materials, supplies; tools and equipment to create a Master Landscape Plan for the Marietta National Cemetery, located in Marietta, GA. The purpose of the Master Landscape Plan is to provide an overall framework for landscape organization and treatment, design concepts for enhancements to the existing landscape, tree planting and replacement and guidelines for landscape systems such as exterior furnishings. The Master Landscape Plan will include documentation and a narrative regarding the historical development of the landscape to use as a basis for the plan. Contract performance period will consist of a Sixty (60) calendar days after (date of contract award/notice to proceed). All work shall be performed in accordance with the Specifications, Description, and Statement of Work. This acquisition is 100% set aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. (SDVOSB) The NAICS Code is 541320. Size standard of $15.0 million is applicable. Evaluation criteria for this award will be in the following descending order: 1) Technical, 2) Past Performance, and 3) Price. The government intends to award based on offeror having at a minimum Five (5) years of experience as a Historical Architect team leader and Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) proposal received. Electronic solicitation will be available for download from http://www.fbo.gov on or around June 24, 2016. Responses to the solicitation are due by1:00 p.m., July 15, 2016. Offerors are advised that they are responsible for obtaining amendments to the solicitation which is available at Fed Biz Opps. No paper copies will be issued. Potential contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) to be eligible for award (see Internet site: http://www.sams.gov/), to include completion of representations and certifications. Additionally all prospective offerors via www.vetbiz.gov must ensure their respective firm is certified as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. (SDVOSB), before submission of proposal and after evaluation for possible award of contract. (See VAAR Clause 852.21910 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside). Failure to do so will make your offer non-responsive to this solicitation. All proposals are to be submitted by US mail service only; no proposal will be accepted by email or otherwise. Please mail your proposal to: Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration (NCA), Contracting Service Southeast District, Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29229. Attn of: Mr. Charles A. Daniels

Climate Change in the Alaska Region

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published December 18, 2009  -  Deadline December 31, 2009
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The purpose of this announcement is to make notice that the Forest Service contemplates releasing a RFQ responding to Climate Change in the Alaska Region, Integrated Plan for Landscape Conservation thru a combined Synopsis/Solicitation, AG-0109-S-10-0005 December 18, 2009. Contractor shall provide a senior ecosystem management scientist with expertise in landscape planning to prepare an integrated plan for Forest Service response to climate change and water issues in landscapes of Southeast and South-central Alaska. The plan is a collaborative effort of the Alaska Region, the Pacific Northwest Region, and the Pacific Northwest Research Station.

F--Urban Tree and Landscaping Plan, Naval Station Great Lakes, IL

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published March 28, 2008  -  Deadline May 2, 2008
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Naval Facilities and Engineering Command Midwest, Public Works Department Great Lakes, Illinois is soliciting for development of a written Master ?Urban Tree and Landscaping Plan? for Naval Station Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Illinois. This requirement will be procured under FAR Part 12 commercial acquisitions procedures utilizing low price technically acceptable evaluation of offers. The solicitation number for this requirement issued as a Request For Quotes (RFQ) is N40083-08-Q-3016. This solicitation will be awarded as a Firm Fixed Price contract. FOB Destination: NAVFAC MW Environmental, 201 Decatur Ave, Building 1A, Great Lakes, IL 60088. Inspection and Acceptance at Destination. It is anticipated that the solicitation will be issued on or around 31 March 2008. The closing date of the solicitation is anticipated to be 2 May 2008. Offerors wishing to submit an offer are responsible for downloading their own copy of the RFQ from NECO https://www.neco.navy.mil/! or FedBizOps http://www.fedbizopps.gov/, and to frequently monitor the site for any amendments to the RFQ. No telephone of fax requests for the RFQ package will be accepted. An email request to robert.kellner@navy.mil will be accepted in the event an offeror experiences problems downloading the RFQ from the NECO or Federal Business Opportunities websites. No bidders list will be maintained by this office. No paper copies of the RFQ / Amendments will be mailed. Failure to respond to the electronically posted RFQ and associated amendments prior to the date and time set for receipt of quotes may render your offer non-responsive and result in rejection of the same. Any questions should be submitted in writing via e-mail to robert.kellner@navy.mil. After downloading the solicitation, firms interested in submitting quotes must: (1) complete the pricing, (2) complete all representations and certifications found in the solicitation, and (3) ensure current registration in th! e DoD Central Contractor Registration database (htts://www.ccr.gov/). This is being procured as an Emerging Small Business Set-aside.

C--Architect and Engineering Services for the Design of the Ohio River Greenway Public Access, Indiana

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published June 20, 2008  -  Deadline July 21, 2008
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TITLE: A/E Services for the Ohio River Greenway Public Access, Indiana Project . 1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: The Louisville District plans to procure a contract for the Indiana Greenway design, engineering, architectural, and planning services that may include site investigation, planning studies, engineering studies, design development, final design, and the preparation of construction documents, in addition to construction phase services. The proposed services will be obtained by a negotiated firm fixed price contract. This is a civil works project. This is a competitive unrestricted procurement under NAICS 541330, open to participation by both large and small businesses to be eligible for contract award. A firm must be registered in the DoD Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database, via the CCR Internet site at http://ccr.gov. For further questions and/or concerns, please contact CCR Assistance at 888-277-2423, or Electronic Commerce Information Center (ECIC) at 800-334-3414. This announcement is open to all firms, regardless of size. If a large business is selected, the firm will be required to present an acceptable Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Subcontracting Plan in accordance with FAR 19.7 prior to award of the contract. The current subcontracting goals are 70.0% to Small Business, 6.2% to Small Disadvantaged Business, 7.0% to Women-Owned Small Business, 9.8% to HUBZone Small Business, 3.0% to Veteran-Owned Small Business, and 0.9% to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. These percentages are applied to the total amount of subcontracted dollars. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: The project area is approximately 7 miles long , and extends from New Albany thru Clarksville and into Jeffersonville, Indiana along the shoreline of the Ohio River. The northern boundary is generally the levee/floodwall and the southern boundary is the Ohio River. The first phase of the project is expected to consist of the design of approximately $5,000,000 worth of construction and is anticipated to begin in September 2008 and be complete by May 2009. Additional work may eventually increase the value of the overall project to $26,000,000. Services will consist of, but not be limited to, greenway planning and engineering services support. Responding firms should have personnel capable of performing work in the following areas: 1) environmentally sustainable greenway planning and design; 2) road design; 3) design of pedestrian and bicycle trails; 4) site work including planning, grading, and drainage; 5) landscape planning and design; 6) hydrologic and hydraulic analyses; 7) rest areas and overlooks 8) design of small buildings (stand alone, unheated or heated; e.g. restrooms, etc.) 9) environmental restoration; 10) design of promenades and water edge treatments; 11) design of streambank protection; 12) lighting and electrical design; 13) site surveying; 14) geotechnical activities (soils engineering); 15) structural analysis and design (levee cuts, small bridges, etc.); 16) utility analysis and design for certain features; 17) construction cost estimating using the Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES); 18) operating in a CADD or GIS environment using ARC-Info, ARC-view, and GeoMedia and Microstation; 19) Public Involvement/Awareness Workshops and 20) other A/E studies related to the above. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: Specific requirements for this project are as follows and must be identified in the SF 330. Submittals will be evaluated against the general evaluation factors listed in descending order of importance. Items (a) (e) are primary selection criteria, (f) (g) are secondary criteria. a) Professional Qualifications: Professional qualifications of the key management and technical personnel to include appropriate education, training, registration/certification, longevity with the firm, and overall and relevant experience for the following personnel must be documented in the resumes. Two resumes are required for the following fields (a designer and checker): civil, sanitary, structural (independent of civil), hydraulic/hydrologic, geotechnical (soils engineering), mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineering; architecture; and landscape architecture. Each discipline must have at least one registered professional in each field. In addition, a resume for community/urban planner must be submitted. b) Specialized Experience: Specialized experience and technical competence in the expected activities identified in Paragraph 2, Project Information above, as evidenced by the resumes of the key personnel to be assigned to this project, as well as that of the firm. In addition, a brief Design Management Plan, including an explanation of the firms management approach, management of subcontractors (if applicable), quality control procedures, and an organizational chart showing the inter-relationship of management and various team components (including subcontractors) must be included in the SF 330. c) Environmentally sustainable Greenway experience: Knowledge and experience in urban waterfront and greenway related work along rivers in the central United States. d) Capacity: Capacity to complete the work in the required time (if a branch office, must have capacity to perform independently of the main office). e) Past Performance: Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality control, and compliance with performance schedules. f) Knowledge of the locality of the project, to include geologic features, environmental and climatic conditions and local building codes. g) Extent of Participation: Extent of participation in small businesses (including women-owned), and small minority institutions in the proposed contract team, measured as a percentage of the total estimated effort. 4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one paper copy and one electronic copy on one CD of the SF 330, Part I, and one paper copy of SF 330, Part II, for the prime firm. Each branch office that will have a key role in the proposed contract must also submit a copy of the SF 330 Part II. Responding firms must submit a current and accurate SF 330, Part II, for each proposed consultant. The proposal shall be submitted as one file using Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). Font size shall be 10 or larger. Any firm with an electronic mailbox responding to the solicitation should identify such address in the SF 330, Part I. Please identify the Dun & Bradstreet number of the office(s) performing the work in Block 5b of the SF 330, Part I. Dun & Bradstreet numbers may be obtained by contacting 1-866-705-5711, or via the internet at www.dnb.com. The SF 330 will be no longer than 100 pages in length (excluding the SF 330, Part IIs) and Block H will be 20 pages or less in length. Each printed side of a page will count as one page. Release of firm status will occur within 10 days after approval of any selection. All responses on SF 330 to this announcement must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Louisville local time, on 21 July 2008. No other information including pamphlets or booklets is requested or required: No other general notification to firms under consideration for this project will be made. Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Solicitation packages are not provided and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. Submit responses to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, ATTN: Gloria Ritter, CT-C, 600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Room 821, Louisville, KY 40202-2230.

Architectural Services for Master Planning

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published May 16, 2017  -  Deadline June 30, 2017
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(REQUEST FOR SF330s) The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the Department of Commerce is seeking qualified Architect-Engineering (AE) firms to submit Standard Form 330 (SF330) Architect / Engineer Statement of Qualifications for Architectural Services for Master Planning and other Associated pre-planning services for NIST facilities located nationwide. Facilities locations are Fort Collins, CO, Kekaha, HI; Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD.The Architect Engineer firm shall assist NIST in providing professional services including all labor and material as required for master planning, programming, concept studies, space utilization studies, feasibility studies, cost estimating, business case analyses, environmental planning and analyses, site planning studies, security studies, cultural resources planning and support activates campus infrastructure planning, campus signage and 3-D mapping/model. Requirements will vary for each individual Task Order and will be defined by separate scopes of work.CONTRACT INFORMATION: The Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts will be for one base year from the date of award with options to extend the term of the contracts for four (4) additional one year periods to be exercised at the discretion of the Government, or until the maximum contract amount of $15,000,000.00 awarded across all IDIQs is reached, whichever is earlier.Each contract awarded will have a guaranteed minimum order of $10,000.00 for the total of the base year and all option years. The minimum value of any individual Task Order is $10,000.00 with a maximum Task Order value of $1,700,000.00. Each specific IDIQ Task Order shall be separately negotiated based on the A/E effort involved.SET-ASIDE INFORMATION: This procurement is a 100% set-aside for Small Business Architect Engineering firms. The primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541310, Architectural Services. The Government intends to make a minimum of two (2) awards to qualified small business, but reserves the right to contract with more or fewer firms per the best interest of the Government. Offerors submitting a qualification package must have an active and valid registration in the System for Award Management (www.sam.gov). The awarded contracts will be firm-fixed price Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ).Firms submitting qualification packages must comply with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.236.25 Requirements for Registration of Designers Whereby Architects and Engineers must be registered to practice in the professional field involved in a State (the full text of the clause can be read at http://www.aquisition.gov). This procurement will follow the procedures established in the Brooks Act, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15, FAR 36.6. The selection process will consist of the initial evaluation of the SF-330s' and determination of the highest rated firms. The highest rated firms will be invited to continue to the interview process. All firms not selected will be notified. Firms selected to move forward will participate in the interview/oral presentation process, after the conclusion of interviews the top ranked firms will receive the solicitation for pricing and conduct negotiations. SELECTION CRITERIA'SThe evaluation factors listed below shall be addressed in Part H of the SF-330.Offerors requesting consideration are required to submit a current Standard Form 330 (Rev. 8/2016). Responses shall not exceed 60 pages (each side of a paper counts as a page) in length. Offerors responding are requested to clearly indicate those required services it intends to self-perform and those it intends to subcontract. NIST shall evaluate each potential offeror in terms of its (importance of factors in descending order):1. Specialized experience and technical competence of the offeror and its proposed subcontractors performing facilities planning services within the past seven years.a. The offeror shall describe its proposed experience and subcontractors experience performing conceptual design studies, master planning of a campus greater than 50 acres, facility feasibility studies for a new or existing building, and programming, planning, and/or design of research facilities.b. The offeror shall also describe its experience working with its proposed subcontractors and key personnel.c. The offeror shall describe its technical competence in Federal sustainable design and energy conservation programs and proven success in achieving energy efficiency in facility planning design. 2. Professional qualifications of the offeror and its proposed subcontractor and key personnel, based upon projects completed within the last seven years.a. The offeror shall describe its professional qualifications and those of its proposed team (proposed subcontractors and key personnel). b. The offeror shall identify the roles of its key personnel by providing resumes for its proposed key personnel (i.e.: Principal, Senior Architect, Project Manager, Interior Designer, Analyst/Planner Programmer, Space Planner, Urban/Campus Planner) that include credentials, education, registrations, relevant experience, and the role to perform NIST's requirements. 3. Offeror's recent past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry, similar to that described herein, in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. The offeror shall provide at least one reference for itself and its proposed subcontractors, as appropriate, for each project included in the SF-330. Under SF-330 Part I. Item F. 23 (Owner Information) reference's contact information must include valid phone number and e-mail address.4. Capacity of the offeror and proposed subcontractors to accomplish the work within the required time frame.a. Current and planned workload - The offeror shall describe it and its subcontractors current and planned one (1) year workload.b. The offeror shall demonstrate its ability to comply with FAR 52.219-14, which requires at least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel be expended for employees of the small business concern; and5. Location of the firm within the general geographical area of the NIST main campus in Gaithersburg, MD., and/or the campus in Boulder, CO, as well as a. knowledge and experience with the local governing bodies and related agencies b. for the Gaithersburg campus include demonstrated knowledge and experience with submissions to the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC). The selected offerors will be invited to present their qualifications in person to the Evaluation Board. All selected firms shall be provided with a Scope of Work, Interview Questions, and a description of the oral presentation evaluation factors. All offerors will be given approximately (7) calendar days to prepare for their interview presentations. Selected offerors will be evaluated and ranked by order of preference based upon presentations/interviews.After the interview presentations are concluded the offerors will be evaluated and the top-ranked offerors will be selected, sent solicitations, and subsequent negotiations to follow. Award selections will be made based on the results of the interview presentations and the SF-330 qualifications.PROJECT INFORMATIONThe following describes NIST's requirements for services from the Architect(s). Although NIST may require the Architect(s) to perform services at any of the NIST sites, the Gaithersburg and Boulder campuses will serve as the predominant locations for the services. 1. Master Planning - Urban design and campus planning services for the development and updating of NIST Master Plans. Also included is the preparation of an Environmental Assessment and/or an Environmental Impact Statement for each Master Plan to satisfy the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 2. Programming - Program of Requirements (POR) that accurately reflects spatial, functional and operational requirements for a specific program or organization. Applying space standards approved by NIST, and utilizing questionnaires/interviews, the POR will articulate space needs, adjacency requirements, operational and performance requirements, as well as site and security requirements. 3. Space Utilization Studies - Comprehensive space analysis including organizational distribution of space (space assignments), overall space occupied by each organization, identification of support space, joint use space, space types, utilization rates by space, building, and organization. Provide space consolidation strategies and recommend more efficient utilization of space. 4. Concept Studies - Conceptual architectural design studies for new facilities and renovations. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, and site/civil and landscape planning shall be included as required. 5. Feasibility Studies - Existing building analysis and condition assessment including the capacity of the facility to meet the programmatic requirements. Architectural, engineering, infrastructure and site systems shall be included. 6. Cost Estimating - Concept level project budget estimates, detailed program or project cost estimates, life-cycle cost estimates (identification of all cost elements from initial concept through operations, support, and disposal). 7. Business Case Analyses (Cost Benefit Analyses) - Comparative analysis that presents facts and supporting details among competing alternatives. It considers life-cycle costs as well as quantifiable and non-quantifiable benefits. 8. Environmental Planning and Analyses (NEPA compliance and documentation) - Project, program, or site-wide environmental analysis to determine NEPA compliance level (Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Statement), and accompanying documentation. 9. Transportation Planning & Studies - Specialized studies regarding all modes of transportation at a project level, within a NIST site, a NIST site related to the surrounding community and environment, and/or on a regional level as it pertains to NIST. 10. Site Planning Studies - Specialized site studies pertaining to a portion of a NIST site, or a specialized campus wide study including landscaping, signage, land use, natural resources, etc. 11. Space Planning - Space planning for office, laboratory, and support spaces. 12. Security Studies - As related to physical facility or campus security analysis and design. 13. Cultural Resource Planning and Support Services - Specialized studies and/or support for NHPA Section 106 Consultations. NHPA Section 110 survey work related to both above and below ground resources. 14. Campus Infrastructure Planning - Site utility systems including, but not limited to, steam, condensate, chilled water, domestic water, sanitary, electrical, IT, and security systems. Investigations and planning of campus distribution systems site-wide or for specific portions of the site. 15. Campus Signage, including wayfinding, gate signage, kiosks and building identification signs 16. Campus Mapping, including 3-D mapping All submissions must include a completed Standard Form (SF) 330, Architect/Engineer Qualifications. The SF330 shall not exceed a total of 60(each side of a sheet counts as one page) in a common font, size 12, single spaced. Use graphic presentations where such use will contribute relevant data. Page size 11"x17" may be used for graphics and charts.The background color of each page of the submission shall be white or ivory stock only. A page is defined as each face of an 8.5 X 11-inch sheet of paper containing information. Deliver via US Mail, FedEx, UPS, etc. (or hand-deliver) the original SF330 and three (5) copies to The National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST) 100 Bureau Drive, building 301 Room B112 (Mail Stop 1640), Attn: Gina Lee, Gaithersburg, MD 20899). DEADLINES: Request for Information (RFI): Offerors deadline to submit RFI's is by 1:00pm on June 1, 2017. RFI's are to be directed only via email to Gina Lee at gina.lee@nist.gov and copy Sandra Smith at sandra.smith@nist.gov. The Government response will be posted no later than June 8, 2017.Offerors shall submit, one original and five (5) copies of the SF330, proof that AE firm is permitted by law to practice the professions of Architect or Engineering (ex: state registration number,) qualification packages must be received at the address cited above no later than June 30, 2017, 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time to be considered.

C--Small Business Set-Aside Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC) for Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services within the Northwestern Division (MEGA Phase A)

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published August 1, 2011  -  Deadline October 4, 2011
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for A-E Services. FAR Subpart 12.6 DOES NOT apply. 1. Contract Information: The Northwestern Division (NWD) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a requirement to acquire Architect-Engineer (A-E) Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW)/Environmental Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC) for execution of its environmental mission. This contract acquisition is part of NWD's Phase A of the Multiple Environmental Government Acquisition (MEGA). These regional A-E contract acquisitions will be conducted in accordance with Public Law 92-582, the Brooks Act, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.6 and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 236.6. The majority of the work will be located within the NWD (including Kansas City, Omaha, and Seattle Districts). In support of this effort, the Government intends to award contracts to three (3) Small Business (SB) firms sharing $20 million in total contract capacity. However, if the Contracting Officer determines during the selection process that fewer or more than three (3) contracts should be awarded, based upon the selection criteria, the Contracting Officer has the discretion of adjusting that number, or awarding none at all. The period of performance for each contract will include a base period of three (3) years and one option period of two (2) years. It is anticipated that the contracts will be awarded not earlier than December 2011. Task orders will be issued as the need arises during the contract period. Task order assignments will be determined with consideration of each firm's experience, qualifications, past performance, capability, and capacity. These task orders may be either firm fixed-price or cost reimbursable type orders. The period of performance on individual task orders shall not exceed five (5) years. Firms receiving award will share an ordering amount of $20 million over the life of the contracts. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 541330 -- Engineering Services. For the purposes of this procurement a concern is considered a small business if its average annual gross receipts are $4.5 million or less. More than one contract will be awarded for the same scope of work. Under the Brooks Act, price competition is not allowed for A-E contracts. When a requirement is identified, the government will first determine if it is a new requirement or a follow-on effort to an existing HTRW/environmental project. Due to the nature of the requirements, projects are completed in phases such as preliminary assessment, remedial investigation, feasibility study, and then design. If a follow-on requirement, determination of the selected A-E will be conducted considering a firm's experience, qualifications, capability, and capacity to perform the work. For new requirements, the project scope will be reviewed to determine whether the requirement can be accomplished using a firm fixed-price task order or whether uncertainties will require the use of a cost reimbursable task order. Experience, qualifications, past performance, capability, and capacity will be considered to determine which firm is best qualified to accomplish the work. The period of performance for the IDC will begin on the date of contract award and will be in effect for the three (3) year base period; in addition there is a provision for one two (2) year option period; if the option period is exercised, the length of the contract will be five (5) years. The period of performance for task orders awarded under the IDCs will be determined based upon the work requirement (not to exceed five (5) years) and will be included in the task order solicitation and negotiated award documents. The Service Contract Act of 1965, as Amended, is applicable to this solicitation and resulting contracts and will be incorporated into same. Service wage rates will be determined relative to the employee's office location rather than the location of work. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must have a DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and be registered in the Department of Defense (DoD) Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Register via the CCR Internet site at http://www.ccr.gov or by calling 1-866-606-8220. D&B can be reached by calling 1-866-705-5711. Firms are also required to use the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA). ORCA is a web-based system that centralizes and standardizes the collection, storage, and viewing of many of the representations and certifications required by the FAR and previously found in solicitations. Detailed information can be found in the Help section of the ORCA website at http://orca.bpn.gov. The help section includes ORCA background information, frequently asked questions (FAQ), the ORCA Handbook, and whom to call for assistance. Additionally, in accordance with FAR Part 22.1303, all firms must complete their VETS-100 report. Information can be found at the Department of Labor website http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/fcp/main.htm, or call the service center at 1-866-237-0275; you will be asked to provide your company name, employer identification number (EIN), and DUNS number. 2. Project Information: Firms must be capable of performing work on a wide variety of HTRW/environmental sites in a manner that complies with federal, state, and local regulations and laws, and within time frames required. A majority of the work to be performed is expected to be for HTRW/environmental projects in NWD. Specific needs will be determined based upon project requirements as described in each task order. Project assignments will typically require performance on-site and in an office setting. Assignments will include, but not be limited to: site investigations, subsurface exploration, chemical sampling, testing and analyses, hazard evaluations, feasibility and other engineering studies and reports, archaeological investigations and mitigation, wetlands determination and mitigation studies, groundwater and other modeling, contaminant fate and transport analysis, HTRW remedial designs, preparation of plans and specifications, cost estimating, value engineering screenings and studies, field inspections, verification of existing conditions, pilot studies, surveying and mapping, community relations, construction-phase services (engineering design during construction, checking shop drawings), evaluations of green technologies and energy conservation measures, and other related services. Selected firms will work on a variety of hazardous waste and other environmental projects, including, but not limited to: contaminated soil and groundwater, contaminated sediments, radioactive and mixed wastes, underground storage tanks and fueling systems and habitat restoration and mitigation. For on-site investigations, firms must provide personnel with current health and safety training, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 3. Selection Criteria: (A) Selection of the firms will be based on the following primary criteria, listed in descending order of importance: (1) Specialized experience and technical competence of the firm's team demonstrated during the past five (5) years in the broad range of environmental work required for this contract including (a) Investigation, planning, design, and construction phase services for a variety of hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste cleanup projects. Experience must demonstrate wide-ranging capabilities for diverse projects with differing contaminants in various media. (b) Knowledge of and adherence to regulations and practices pertaining to hazardous waste sampling, handling, transportation and disposal including Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), and (National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). (c) Oversight of Remedial Investigation, Feasibility Study, Remedial Design, Remedial Action, and Long Term Response Action projects performed by other parties, in conformance to their respective consent decrees or administrative orders negotiated with EPA; (d) Demonstrated quality management procedures. The effectiveness of the proposed project team (including management structure, coordination of disciplines, offices and/or subcontractors; and prior working relationships) will be considered within quality management; (e) Capability in managing cost-reimbursable contracts/task orders. The prime A-E firm will demonstrate adequate experience with a cost accounting system for cost-reimbursable contracts/task orders. Firms will be evaluated for the degree in which their team possesses experience and competence in these areas (a through e, above). The most highly qualified firms will have extensive experience in all of these areas; (2) Professional qualifications of a firm's staff and team consultants to be assigned to this contract. The education, training, registration, proposed job title, overall and relevant experience, longevity with the firm, and experience of personnel working together with key management and other technical personnel will be considered. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of the key personnel and not the number of personnel, which is addressed under the capacity criterion below. Responding firms should demonstrate the professional qualifications of their staff in these primary disciplines, which are listed in descending order of importance. List professional registrations, if applicable, for the key disciplines: (a) Project Management (b) Chemical Process Engineering; (c) Chemistry; (d) Hydrogeology ; (e) Risk Assessment; (f) Environmental Engineering (g) Civil Engineering; (h) Geotechnical Engineering; (i) Industrial Hygiene; (j) Health Physics; (k) Cost Engineering; (l) Geology; (m) Archaeology; (n) Biology; (o) Mechanical Engineering; (p) Electrical Engineering; (q) Architecture/Landscape Planning; and (r) Structural Engineering; (3 ) Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, management/business relations, and compliance with performance schedules. Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System (ACASS) is the primary source of information on past performance. ACASS will be queried for all firms submitting a proposal using the DUNS numbers provided in Parts I and II of the submitted SF 330. If deemed appropriate by the evaluation board, performance evaluations for any significant team subcontractors who have previously been prime A-E contractors may also be considered. The board may seek information on past performance from other sources, but is not required to seek other information on the past performance of a firm, if none is available from ACASS. The board will consider the relevancy of each performance evaluation to the proposed contract, including the type of work, performing office, age of the evaluation, and whether subsequent evaluations indicate a change in a firm's performance. A firm that has earned excellent evaluations on recent DoD A-E contracts for similar size, scope, and complexity of projects will be ranked relatively high on past performance; (4) Capacity. The board will consider available capacity of key disciplines identified above from the prime firm and its team consultants to perform work in the required time; (5) Knowledge of the locality. The board will evaluate a firm's familiarity with local conditions. Examples include knowledge of, and experience dealing with, the state and local regulatory agencies, geological features, climatic conditions or local construction methods that are unusual or unique. Work under these contracts may be in a widely dispersed geographic area; therefore, responding firms should demonstrate the extent of their capabilities to serve projects located throughout the USACE NWD. (B) Secondary Selection Criteria. The following secondary criteria will only be used as a tie-breaker, if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms. The secondary criteria will not be co-mingled with the primary criteria in the evaluation. The secondary criterion is Volume of DoD A-E Contract Awards in the last twelve (12) months. Responding firms should cite all contract numbers, award dates and total contract amounts for any DoD A-E contract awarded within the past twelve (12) months. Please indicate all task orders and modifications awarded your firm by DoD agencies within the last twelve (12) months under an indefinite delivery type contract. Indicate date of task orders and contract amounts for each. This information will assist in effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified firms. 4. Submittal Requirements: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one (1) original plus five (5) copies of SF 330 (06/2004 edition) for the prime firm and all team consultants. Include the firm's DUNS number in SF 330, Part I, Section B, Block 4. A minimum of five (5), but not more than ten (10) projects should be submitted in Section F of the SF 330. A "project" is defined as work performed pursuant to one specific task order of an IDC at one site or multiple sites at a single installation or facility, or work performed pursuant to a site-specific contract for one site or multiple sites within a single installation or facility. An IDC, or the performance of work pursuant to multiple task orders of an IDC, does not represent a "project" within this definition. If the offeror provides a specific task order as its "project," it shall provide the base contract number and the task order number for reference purposes. If the offeror provides a site-specific contract as its "project," it shall provide the contract number for reference purposes. Firms may include as a "project" relevant HTRW work at a single site which was accomplished under multiple contracts and multiple task orders. The work accomplished at a single site may include a description of multiple Operable Units or multiple phases of work at that site. Firms should include information regarding the Secondary Selection Criteria in Section H of the SF 330. Section H is limited to twenty (20) pages with double-sided sheets counting as two pages. Page sheets of 11 inches X 17 inches will be counted as two pages. For all SF 330 sections, use no smaller than 10 pt. font. No spiral bound documents shall be submitted. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a request for proposal. Submittals must be mailed or delivered to the following address not later than October 4, 2011, 4:00 pm Central Time (no faxed or other electronic submittals will be accepted): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District Attn: CECT-NWK-H (Michael Dolly) 601 East 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64106-2896 (816) 389-3430 Submit questions, in writing only, to Michael Dolly at Michael.S.Dolly@usace.army.mil Contracting Office Address: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District 601 East 12th Street (Room 647) Kansas City, MO 64106-2896 Place of Performance: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division (NWD)

C--HUBZone Small Business Set-Aside Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC) for Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services within the Northwestern Division (MEGA Phase A)

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published August 1, 2011  -  Deadline October 4, 2011
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for A-E Services. FAR Subpart 12.6 DOES NOT apply. 1. Contract Information: The Northwestern Division (NWD) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a requirement to acquire Architect-Engineer (A-E) Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW)/Environmental Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC) for execution of its environmental mission. This contract acquisition is part of NWD's Phase A of the Multiple Environmental Government Acquisition (MEGA). These regional A-E contract acquisitions will be conducted in accordance with Public Law 92-582, the Brooks Act, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.6 and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 236.6. The majority of the work will be located within the NWD (including Kansas City, Omaha, and Seattle Districts). In support of this effort, the Government intends to award contracts to two (2) HUBZone Small Business firms sharing $10 million in total contract capacity. However, if the Contracting Officer determines during the selection process that fewer or more than two (2) contracts should be awarded, based upon the selection criteria, the Contracting Officer has the discretion of adjusting that number, or awarding none at all. The period of performance for each contract will include a base period of three (3) years and one option period of two (2) years. It is anticipated that the contracts will be awarded not earlier than December 2011. Task orders will be issued as the need arises during the contract period. Task order assignments will be determined with consideration of each firm's experience, qualifications, past performance, capability, and capacity. These task orders will be firm fixed-price. The period of performance on individual task orders shall not exceed five (5) years. Firms receiving award will share an ordering amount of $10 million over the life of the contracts. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 541330 -- Engineering Services. For the purposes of this procurement a concern is considered a small business if its average annual gross receipts are $4.5 million or less. More than one contract will be awarded for the same scope of work. Under the Brooks Act, price competition is not allowed for A-E contracts. When a requirement is identified, the government will first determine if it is a new requirement or a follow-on effort to an existing HTRW/environmental project. Due to the nature of the requirements, projects are completed in phases such as preliminary assessment, remedial investigation, feasibility study, and then design. Experience, qualifications, past performance, capability, and capacity will be considered to determine which firm is best qualified to accomplish the work for either a new or follow-on requirement. The period of performance for the IDC will begin on the date of contract award and will be in effect for the three (3) year base period; in addition there is a provision for one two (2) year option period; if the option period is exercised, the length of the contract will be five (5) years. The period of performance for task orders awarded under the IDCs will be determined based upon the work requirement (not to exceed five (5) years) and will be included in the task order solicitation and negotiated award documents. The Service Contract Act of 1965, as Amended, is applicable to this solicitation and resulting contracts and will be incorporated into same. Service wage rates will be determined relative to the employee's office location rather than the location of work. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must have a DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and be registered in the Department of Defense (DoD) Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Register via the CCR Internet site at http://www.ccr.gov or by calling 1-866-606-8220. D&B can be reached by calling 1-866-705-5711. Firms are also required to use the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA). ORCA is a web-based system that centralizes and standardizes the collection, storage, and viewing of many of the representations and certifications required by the FAR and previously found in solicitations. Detailed information can be found in the Help section of the ORCA website at http://orca.bpn.gov. The help section includes ORCA background information, frequently asked questions (FAQ), the ORCA Handbook, and whom to call for assistance. Additionally, in accordance with FAR Part 22.1303, all firms must complete their VETS-100 report. Information can be found at the Department of Labor website http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/fcp/main.htm, or call the service center at 1-866-237-0275; you will be asked to provide your company name, employer identification number (EIN), and DUNS number. 2. Project Information: Firms must be capable of performing work on a wide variety of HTRW/environmental sites in a manner that complies with federal, state, and local regulations and laws, and within time frames required. A majority of the work to be performed is expected to be for HTRW/environmental projects in NWD. Specific needs will be determined based upon project requirements as described in each task order. Project assignments will typically require performance on-site and in an office setting. Assignments will include, but not be limited to: site investigations, subsurface exploration, chemical sampling, testing and analyses, hazard evaluations, feasibility and other engineering studies and reports, archaeological investigations and mitigation, wetlands determination and mitigation studies, groundwater and other modeling, contaminant fate and transport analysis, HTRW remedial designs, preparation of plans and specifications, cost estimating, value engineering screenings and studies, field inspections, verification of existing conditions, pilot studies, surveying and mapping, community relations, construction-phase services (engineering design during construction, checking shop drawings), evaluations of green technologies and energy conservation measures, and other related services. Selected firms will work on a variety of hazardous waste and other environmental projects, including, but not limited to: contaminated soil and groundwater, contaminated sediments, radioactive and mixed wastes, underground storage tanks and fueling systems and habitat restoration and mitigation. For on-site investigations, firms must provide personnel with current health and safety training, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 3. Selection Criteria: (A) Selection of the firms will be based on the following primary criteria, listed in descending order of importance: (1) Specialized experience and technical competence of the firm's team demonstrated during the past five (5) years in the broad range of environmental work required for this contract including (a) Investigation, planning, design, and construction phase services for a variety of hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste cleanup projects. Experience must demonstrate wide-ranging capabilities for diverse projects with differing contaminants in various media. (b) Knowledge of and adherence to regulations and practices pertaining to hazardous waste sampling, handling, transportation and disposal including Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), and (National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). (c) Oversight of Remedial Investigation, Feasibility Study, Remedial Design, Remedial Action, and Long Term Response Action projects performed by other parties, in conformance to their respective consent decrees or administrative orders negotiated with EPA; (d) Demonstrated quality management procedures. The effectiveness of the proposed project team (including management structure, coordination of disciplines, offices and/or subcontractors; and prior working relationships) will be considered within quality management. Firms will be evaluated for the degree in which their team possesses experience and competence in these areas (a through d, above). The most highly qualified firms will have extensive experience in all of these areas; (2) Professional qualifications of a firm's staff and team consultants to be assigned to this contract. The education, training, registration, proposed job title, overall and relevant experience, longevity with the firm, and experience of personnel working together with key management and other technical personnel will be considered. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of the key personnel and not the number of personnel, which is addressed under the capacity criterion below. Responding firms should demonstrate the professional qualifications of their staff in these primary disciplines, which are listed in descending order of importance. List professional registrations, if applicable, for the key disciplines: (a) Project Management (b) Chemical Process Engineering; (c) Chemistry; (d) Hydrogeology ; (e) Risk Assessment; (f) Environmental Engineering (g) Civil Engineering; (h) Geotechnical Engineering; (i) Industrial Hygiene; (j) Health Physics; (k) Cost Engineering; (l) Geology; (m) Archaeology; (n) Biology; (o) Mechanical Engineering; (p) Electrical Engineering; (q) Architecture/Landscape Planning; and (r) Structural Engineering; (3 ) Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, management/business relations, and compliance with performance schedules. Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System (ACASS) is the primary source of information on past performance. ACASS will be queried for all firms submitting a proposal using the DUNS numbers provided in Parts I and II of the submitted SF 330. If deemed appropriate by the evaluation board, performance evaluations for any significant team subcontractors who have previously been prime A-E contractors may also be considered. The board may seek information on past performance from other sources, but is not required to seek other information on the past performance of a firm, if none is available from ACASS. The board will consider the relevancy of each performance evaluation to the proposed contract, including the type of work, performing office, age of the evaluation, and whether subsequent evaluations indicate a change in a firm's performance. A firm that has earned excellent evaluations on recent DoD A-E contracts for similar size, scope, and complexity of projects will be ranked relatively high on past performance; (4) Capacity. The board will consider available capacity of key disciplines identified above from the prime firm and its team consultants to perform work in the required time; (5) Knowledge of the locality. The board will evaluate a firm's familiarity with local conditions. Examples include knowledge of, and experience dealing with, the state and local regulatory agencies, geological features, climatic conditions or local construction methods that are unusual or unique. Work under these contracts may be in a widely dispersed geographic area; therefore, responding firms should demonstrate the extent of their capabilities to serve projects located throughout NWD. (B) Secondary Selection Criteria. The following secondary criteria will only be used as a tie-breaker, if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms. The secondary criteria will not be co-mingled with the primary criteria in the evaluation. The secondary criterion is Volume of DoD A-E Contract Awards in the last twelve (12) months. Responding firms should cite all contract numbers, award dates and total contract amounts for any DoD A-E contract awarded within the past twelve (12) months. Please indicate all task orders and modifications awarded your firm by DoD agencies within the last twelve (12) months under an indefinite delivery type contract. Indicate date of task orders and contract amounts for each. This information will assist in effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified firms. 4. Submittal Requirements: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one (1) original plus five (5) copies of SF 330 (06/2004 edition) for the prime firm and all team consultants. Include the firm's DUNS number in SF 330, Part I, Section B, Block 4. A minimum of five (5), but not more than ten (10) projects should be submitted in Section F of the SF 330. A "project" is defined as work performed pursuant to one specific task order of an IDC at one site or multiple sites at a single installation or facility, or work performed pursuant to a site-specific contract for one site or multiple sites within a single installation or facility. An IDC, or the performance of work pursuant to multiple task orders of an IDC, does not represent a "project" within this definition. If the offeror provides a specific task order as its "project," it shall provide the base contract number and the task order number for reference purposes. If the offeror provides a site-specific contract as its "project," it shall provide the contract number for reference purposes. Firms may include as a "project" relevant HTRW work at a single site which was accomplished under multiple contracts and multiple task orders. The work accomplished at a single site may include a description of multiple Operable Units or multiple phases of work at that site. Firms should include information regarding the Secondary Selection Criteria in Section H of the SF 330. Section H is limited to twenty (20) pages with double-sided sheets counting as two pages. Page sheets of 11 inches X 17 inches will be counted as two pages. For all SF 330 sections, use no smaller than 10 pt. font. No spiral bound documents shall be submitted. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a request for proposal. Submittals must be mailed or delivered to the following address not later than October 4, 2011, 4:00 pm Central Time (no faxed or other electronic submittals will be accepted): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District Attn: CECT-NWK-H (Michael Dolly) 601 East 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64106-2896 (816) 389-3430 Submit questions, in writing only, to Michael Dolly at Michael.S.Dolly@usace.army.mil Contracting Office Address: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District 601 East 12th Street (Room 647) Kansas City, MO 64106-2896 Place of Performance: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division (NWD)

C--Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Set-Aside Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC) for Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services within the Northwestern Division (MEGA Phase A)

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published August 1, 2011  -  Deadline October 4, 2011
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. **This is an Architect-Engineer Service synopsis. FAR Subpart 12.6 does not apply.** 1. Contract Information: The Northwestern Division (NWD) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a requirement to acquire Architect-Engineer (A-E) Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW)/Environmental Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC) for execution of its environmental mission. This contract acquisition is part of NWD's Phase A of the Multiple Environmental Government Acquisition (MEGA). These regional A-E contract acquisitions will be conducted in accordance with Public Law 92-582, the Brooks Act, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.6 and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 236.6. The majority of the work will be located within the NWD (including Kansas City, Omaha, and Seattle Districts). In support of this effort, the Government intends to award contracts to two (2) Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms sharing $10 million in total contract capacity. However, if the Contracting Officer determines during the selection process that fewer or more than two (2) contracts should be awarded, based upon the selection criteria, the Contracting Officer has the discretion of adjusting that number, or awarding none at all. The period of performance for each contract will include a base period of three (3) years and one option period of two (2) years. It is anticipated that the contracts will be awarded not earlier than December 2011. Task orders will be issued as the need arises during the contract period. Task order assignments will be determined with consideration of each firm's experience, qualifications, past performance, capability, and capacity. These task orders will be firm fixed-price. The period of performance on individual task orders shall not exceed five (5) years. Firms receiving award will share an ordering amount of $10 million over the life of the contracts. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 541330 -- Engineering Services. For the purposes of this procurement a concern is considered a small business if its average annual gross receipts are $4.5 million or less. More than one contract will be awarded for the same scope of work. Under the Brooks Act, price competition is not allowed for A-E contracts. When a requirement is identified, the government will first determine if it is a new requirement or a follow-on effort to an existing HTRW/environmental project. Due to the nature of the requirements, projects are completed in phases such as preliminary assessment, remedial investigation, feasibility study, and then design. Experience, qualifications, past performance, capability, and capacity will be considered to determine which firm is best qualified to accomplish the work for either a new or follow-on requirement. The period of performance for the IDC will begin on the date of contract award and will be in effect for the three (3) year base period; in addition there is a provision for one two (2) year option period; if the option period is exercised, the length of the contract will be five (5) years. The period of performance for task orders awarded under the IDCs will be determined based upon the work requirement (not to exceed five (5) years) and will be included in the task order solicitation and negotiated award documents. The Service Contract Act of 1965, as Amended, is applicable to this solicitation and resulting contracts and will be incorporated into same. Service wage rates will be determined relative to the employee's office location rather than the location of work. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must have a DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and be registered in the Department of Defense (DoD) Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Register via the CCR Internet site at http://www.ccr.gov or by calling 1-866-606-8220. D&B can be reached by calling 1-866-705-5711. Firms are also required to use the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA). ORCA is a web-based system that centralizes and standardizes the collection, storage, and viewing of many of the representations and certifications required by the FAR and previously found in solicitations. Detailed information can be found in the Help section of the ORCA website at http://orca.bpn.gov. The help section includes ORCA background information, frequently asked questions (FAQ), the ORCA Handbook, and whom to call for assistance. Additionally, in accordance with FAR Part 22.1303, all firms must complete their VETS-100 report. Information can be found at the Department of Labor website http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/fcp/main.htm, or call the service center at 1-866-237-0275; you will be asked to provide your company name, employer identification number (EIN), and DUNS number. 2. Project Information: Firms must be capable of performing work on a wide variety of HTRW/environmental sites in a manner that complies with federal, state, and local regulations and laws, and within time frames required. A majority of the work to be performed is expected to be for HTRW/environmental projects in NWD. Specific needs will be determined based upon project requirements as described in each task order. Project assignments will typically require performance on-site and in an office setting. Assignments will include, but not be limited to: site investigations, subsurface exploration, chemical sampling, testing and analyses, hazard evaluations, feasibility and other engineering studies and reports, archaeological investigations and mitigation, wetlands determination and mitigation studies, groundwater and other modeling, contaminant fate and transport analysis, HTRW remedial designs, preparation of plans and specifications, cost estimating, value engineering screenings and studies, field inspections, verification of existing conditions, pilot studies, surveying and mapping, community relations, construction-phase services (engineering design during construction, checking shop drawings), evaluations of green technologies and energy conservation measures, and other related services. Selected firms will work on a variety of hazardous waste and other environmental projects, including, but not limited to: contaminated soil and groundwater, contaminated sediments, radioactive and mixed wastes, underground storage tanks and fueling systems and habitat restoration and mitigation. For on-site investigations, firms must provide personnel with current health and safety training, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 3. Selection Criteria: (A) Selection of the firms will be based on the following primary criteria, listed in descending order of importance: (1) Specialized experience and technical competence of the firm's team demonstrated during the past five (5) years in the broad range of environmental work required for this contract including (a) Investigation, planning, design, and construction phase services for a variety of hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste cleanup projects. Experience must demonstrate wide-ranging capabilities for diverse projects with differing contaminants in various media. (b) Knowledge of and adherence to regulations and practices pertaining to hazardous waste sampling, handling, transportation and disposal including Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), and (National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). (c) Oversight of Remedial Investigation, Feasibility Study, Remedial Design, Remedial Action, and Long Term Response Action projects performed by other parties, in conformance to their respective consent decrees or administrative orders negotiated with EPA; (d) Demonstrated quality management procedures. The effectiveness of the proposed project team (including management structure, coordination of disciplines, offices and/or subcontractors; and prior working relationships) will be considered within quality management. Firms will be evaluated for the degree in which their team possesses experience and competence in these areas (a through d, above). The most highly qualified firms will have extensive experience in all of these areas; (2) Professional qualifications of a firm's staff and team consultants to be assigned to this contract. The education, training, registration, proposed job title, overall and relevant experience, longevity with the firm, and experience of personnel working together with key management and other technical personnel will be considered. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of the key personnel and not the number of personnel, which is addressed under the capacity criterion below. Responding firms should demonstrate the professional qualifications of their staff in these primary disciplines, which are listed in descending order of importance. List professional registrations, if applicable, for the key disciplines: (a) Project Management (b) Chemical Process Engineering; (c) Chemistry; (d) Hydrogeology ; (e) Risk Assessment; (f) Environmental Engineering (g) Civil Engineering; (h) Geotechnical Engineering; (i) Industrial Hygiene; (j) Health Physics; (k) Cost Engineering; (l) Geology; (m) Archaeology; (n) Biology; (o) Mechanical Engineering; (p) Electrical Engineering; (q) Architecture/Landscape Planning; and (r) Structural Engineering; (3 ) Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, management/business relations, and compliance with performance schedules. Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System (ACASS) is the primary source of information on past performance. ACASS will be queried for all firms submitting a proposal using the DUNS numbers provided in Parts I and II of the submitted SF 330. If deemed appropriate by the evaluation board, performance evaluations for any significant team subcontractors who have previously been prime A-E contractors may also be considered. The board may seek information on past performance from other sources, but is not required to seek other information on the past performance of a firm, if none is available from ACASS. The board will consider the relevancy of each performance evaluation to the proposed contract, including the type of work, performing office, age of the evaluation, and whether subsequent evaluations indicate a change in a firm's performance. A firm that has earned excellent evaluations on recent DoD A-E contracts for similar size, scope, and complexity of projects will be ranked relatively high on past performance; (4) Capacity. The board will consider available capacity of key disciplines identified above from the prime firm and its team consultants to perform work in the required time; (5) Knowledge of the locality. The board will evaluate a firm's familiarity with local conditions. Examples include knowledge of, and experience dealing with, the state and local regulatory agencies, geological features, climatic conditions or local construction methods that are unusual or unique. Work under these contracts may be in a widely dispersed geographic area; therefore, responding firms should demonstrate the extent of their capabilities to serve projects located throughout NWD. (B) Secondary Selection Criteria. The following secondary criteria will only be used as a tie-breaker, if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms. The secondary criteria will not be co-mingled with the primary criteria in the evaluation. The secondary criterion is Volume of DoD A-E Contract Awards in the last twelve (12) months. Responding firms should cite all contract numbers, award dates and total contract amounts for any DoD A-E contract awarded within the past twelve (12) months. Please indicate all task orders and modifications awarded your firm by DoD agencies within the last twelve (12) months under an indefinite delivery type contract. Indicate date of task orders and contract amounts for each. This information will assist in effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified firms. 4. Submittal Requirements: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one (1) original plus five (5) copies of SF 330 (06/2004 edition) for the prime firm and all team consultants. Include the firm's DUNS number in SF 330, Part I, Section B, Block 4. A minimum of five (5), but not more than ten (10) projects should be submitted in Section F of the SF 330. A "project" is defined as work performed pursuant to one specific task order of an IDC at one site or multiple sites at a single installation or facility, or work performed pursuant to a site-specific contract for one site or multiple sites within a single installation or facility. An IDC, or the performance of work pursuant to multiple task orders of an IDC, does not represent a "project" within this definition. If the offeror provides a specific task order as its "project," it shall provide the base contract number and the task order number for reference purposes. If the offeror provides a site-specific contract as its "project," it shall provide the contract number for reference purposes. Firms may include as a "project" relevant HTRW work at a single site which was accomplished under multiple contracts and multiple task orders. The work accomplished at a single site may include a description of multiple Operable Units or multiple phases of work at that site. Firms should include information regarding the Secondary Selection Criteria in Section H of the SF 330. Section H is limited to twenty (20) pages with double-sided sheets counting as two pages. Page sheets of 11 inches X 17 inches will be counted as two pages. For all SF 330 sections, use no smaller than 10 pt. font. No spiral bound documents shall be submitted. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a request for proposal. Submittals must be mailed or delivered to the following address not later than October 4, 2011, 4:00 pm Central Time (no faxed or other electronic submittals will be accepted): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District Attn: CECT-NWK-H (William Hill) 601 East 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64106-2896 (816) 389-3827 Submit questions, in writing only, to William Hill at William.J.Hill@usace.army.mil Contracting Office Address: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District 601 East 12th Street (Room 647) Kansas City, MO 64106-2896

C--8(a) Small Business Set-Aside Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC) for Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services within the Northwestern Division (MEGA Phase A).

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published August 1, 2011  -  Deadline October 4, 2011
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. **This is an Architect-Engineer Service synopsis. FAR Subpart 12.6 does not apply.** 1. Contract Information: The Northwestern Division (NWD) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a requirement to acquire Architect-Engineer (A-E) Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW)/Environmental Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC) for execution of its environmental mission. This contract acquisition is part of NWD's Phase A of the Multiple Environmental Government Acquisition (MEGA). These regional A-E contract acquisitions will be conducted in accordance with Public Law 92-582, the Brooks Act, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.6 and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 236.6. The majority of the work will be located within the NWD (including Kansas City, Omaha, and Seattle Districts). In support of this effort, the Government intends to award contracts to two (2) 8(a) Small Business firms sharing $10 million in total contract capacity. However, if the Contracting Officer determines during the selection process that fewer or more than two (2) contracts should be awarded, based upon the selection criteria, the Contracting Officer has the discretion of adjusting that number, or awarding none at all. The period of performance for each contract will include a base period of three (3) years and one option period of two (2) years. It is anticipated that the contracts will be awarded not earlier than December 2011. Task orders will be issued as the need arises during the contract period. Task order assignments will be determined with consideration of each firm's experience, qualifications, past performance, capability, and capacity. These task orders may be either firm fixed-price or cost reimbursable type orders. The period of performance on individual task orders shall not exceed five (5) years. Firms receiving award will share an ordering amount of $10 million over the life of the contracts. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 541330 -- Engineering Services. For the purposes of this procurement a concern is considered a small business if its average annual gross receipts are $4.5 million or less. More than one contract will be awarded for the same scope of work. Under the Brooks Act, price competition is not allowed for A-E contracts. When a requirement is identified, the government will first determine if it is a new requirement or a follow-on effort to an existing HTRW/environmental project. Due to the nature of the requirements, projects are completed in phases such as preliminary assessment, remedial investigation, feasibility study, and then design. If a follow-on requirement, determination of the selected A-E will be conducted considering a firm's experience, qualifications, capability, and capacity to perform the work. For new requirements, the project scope will be reviewed to determine whether the requirement can be accomplished using a firm fixed-price task order or whether uncertainties will require the use of a cost reimbursable task order. Experience, qualifications, past performance, capability, and capacity will be considered to determine which firm is best qualified to accomplish the work. The period of performance for the IDC will begin on the date of contract award and will be in effect for the three (3) year base period; in addition there is a provision for one two (2) year option period; if the option period is exercised, the length of the contract will be five (5) years. The period of performance for task orders awarded under the IDCs will be determined based upon the work requirement (not to exceed five (5) years) and will be included in the task order solicitation and negotiated award documents. The Service Contract Act of 1965, as Amended, is applicable to this solicitation and resulting contracts and will be incorporated into same. Service wage rates will be determined relative to the employee's office location rather than the location of work. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must have a DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and be registered in the Department of Defense (DoD) Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Register via the CCR Internet site at http://www.ccr.gov or by calling 1-866-606-8220. D&B can be reached by calling 1-866-705-5711. Firms are also required to use the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA). ORCA is a web-based system that centralizes and standardizes the collection, storage, and viewing of many of the representations and certifications required by the FAR and previously found in solicitations. Detailed information can be found in the Help section of the ORCA website at http://orca.bpn.gov. The help section includes ORCA background information, frequently asked questions (FAQ), the ORCA Handbook, and whom to call for assistance. Additionally, in accordance with FAR Part 22.1303, all firms must complete their VETS-100 report. Information can be found at the Department of Labor website http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/fcp/main.htm, or call the service center at 1-866-237-0275; you will be asked to provide your company name, employer identification number (EIN), and DUNS number. 2. Project Information: Firms must be capable of performing work on a wide variety of HTRW/environmental sites in a manner that complies with federal, state, and local regulations and laws, and within time frames required. A majority of the work to be performed is expected to be for HTRW/environmental projects in NWD. Specific needs will be determined based upon project requirements as described in each task order. Project assignments will typically require performance on-site and in an office setting. Assignments will include, but not be limited to: site investigations, subsurface exploration, chemical sampling, testing and analyses, hazard evaluations, feasibility and other engineering studies and reports, archaeological investigations and mitigation, wetlands determination and mitigation studies, groundwater and other modeling, contaminant fate and transport analysis, HTRW remedial designs, preparation of plans and specifications, cost estimating, value engineering screenings and studies, field inspections, verification of existing conditions, pilot studies, surveying and mapping, community relations, construction-phase services (engineering design during construction, checking shop drawings), evaluations of green technologies and energy conservation measures, and other related services. Selected firms will work on a variety of hazardous waste and other environmental projects, including, but not limited to: contaminated soil and groundwater, contaminated sediments, radioactive and mixed wastes, underground storage tanks and fueling systems and habitat restoration and mitigation. For on-site investigations, firms must provide personnel with current health and safety training, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 3. Selection Criteria: (A) Selection of the firms will be based on the following primary criteria, listed in descending order of importance: (1) Specialized experience and technical competence of the firm's team demonstrated during the past five (5) years in the broad range of environmental work required for this contract including (a) Investigation, planning, design, and construction phase services for a variety of hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste cleanup projects. Experience must demonstrate wide-ranging capabilities for diverse projects with differing contaminants in various media. (b) Knowledge of and adherence to regulations and practices pertaining to hazardous waste sampling, handling, transportation and disposal including Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), and (National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). (c) Oversight of Remedial Investigation, Feasibility Study, Remedial Design, Remedial Action, and Long Term Response Action projects performed by other parties, in conformance to their respective consent decrees or administrative orders negotiated with EPA; (d) Demonstrated quality management procedures. The effectiveness of the proposed project team (including management structure, coordination of disciplines, offices and/or subcontractors; and prior working relationships) will be considered within quality management; (e) Capability in managing cost-reimbursable contracts/task orders. The prime A-E firm will demonstrate adequate experience with a cost accounting system for cost-reimbursable contracts/task orders. Firms will be evaluated for the degree in which their team possesses experience and competence in these areas (a through e, above). The most highly qualified firms will have extensive experience in all of these areas; (2) Professional qualifications of a firm's staff and team consultants to be assigned to this contract. The education, training, registration, proposed job title, overall and relevant experience, longevity with the firm, and experience of personnel working together with key management and other technical personnel will be considered. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of the key personnel and not the number of personnel, which is addressed under the capacity criterion below. Responding firms should demonstrate the professional qualifications of their staff in these primary disciplines, which are listed in descending order of importance. List professional registrations, if applicable, for the key disciplines: (a) Project Management (b) Chemical Process Engineering; (c) Chemistry; (d) Hydrogeology ; (e) Risk Assessment; (f) Environmental Engineering (g) Civil Engineering; (h) Geotechnical Engineering; (i) Industrial Hygiene; (j) Health Physics; (k) Cost Engineering; (l) Geology; (m) Archaeology; (n) Biology; (o) Mechanical Engineering; (p) Electrical Engineering; (q) Architecture/Landscape Planning; and (r) Structural Engineering; (3 ) Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, management/business relations, and compliance with performance schedules. Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System (ACASS) is the primary source of information on past performance. ACASS will be queried for all firms submitting a proposal using the DUNS numbers provided in Parts I and II of the submitted SF 330. If deemed appropriate by the evaluation board, performance evaluations for any significant team subcontractors who have previously been prime A-E contractors may also be considered. The board may seek information on past performance from other sources, but is not required to seek other information on the past performance of a firm, if none is available from ACASS. The board will consider the relevancy of each performance evaluation to the proposed contract, including the type of work, performing office, age of the evaluation, and whether subsequent evaluations indicate a change in a firm's performance. A firm that has earned excellent evaluations on recent DoD A-E contracts for similar size, scope, and complexity of projects will be ranked relatively high on past performance; (4) Capacity. The board will consider available capacity of key disciplines identified above from the prime firm and its team consultants to perform work in the required time; (5) Knowledge of the locality. The board will evaluate a firm's familiarity with local conditions. Examples include knowledge of, and experience dealing with, the state and local regulatory agencies, geological features, climatic conditions or local construction methods that are unusual or unique. Work under these contracts may be in a widely dispersed geographic area; therefore, responding firms should demonstrate the extent of their capabilities to serve projects located throughout the USACE NWD. (B) Secondary Selection Criteria. The following secondary criteria will only be used as a tie-breaker, if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms. The secondary criteria will not be co-mingled with the primary criteria in the evaluation. The secondary criterion is Volume of DoD A-E Contract Awards in the last twelve (12) months. Responding firms should cite all contract numbers, award dates and total contract amounts for any DoD A-E contract awarded within the past twelve (12) months. Please indicate all task orders and modifications awarded your firm by DoD agencies within the last twelve (12) months under an indefinite delivery type contract. Indicate date of task orders and contract amounts for each. This information will assist in effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified firms. 4. Submittal Requirements: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one (1) original plus five (5) copies of SF 330 (06/2004 edition) for the prime firm and all team consultants. Include the firm's DUNS number in SF 330, Part I, Section B, Block 4. A minimum of five (5), but not more than ten (10) projects should be submitted in Section F of the SF 330. A "project" is defined as work performed pursuant to one specific task order of an IDC at one site or multiple sites at a single installation or facility, or work performed pursuant to a site-specific contract for one site or multiple sites within a single installation or facility. An IDC, or the performance of work pursuant to multiple task orders of an IDC, does not represent a "project" within this definition. If the offeror provides a specific task order as its "project," it shall provide the base contract number and the task order number for reference purposes. If the offeror provides a site-specific contract as its "project," it shall provide the contract number for reference purposes. Firms may include as a "project" relevant HTRW work at a single site which was accomplished under multiple contracts and multiple task orders. The work accomplished at a single site may include a description of multiple Operable Units or multiple phases of work at that site. Firms should include information regarding the Secondary Selection Criteria in Section H of the SF 330. Section H is limited to twenty (20) pages with double-sided sheets counting as two pages. Page sheets of 11 inches X 17 inches will be counted as two pages. For all SF 330 sections, use no smaller than 10 pt. font. No spiral bound documents shall be submitted. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a request for proposal. Submittals must be mailed or delivered to the following address not later than October 4, 2011, 4:00 pm Central Time (no faxed or other electronic submittals will be accepted): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District Attn: CECT-NWK-H (William Hill) 601 East 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64106-2896 (816) 389-3827 Submit questions, in writing only, to William Hill at William.J.Hill@usace.army.mil Contracting Office Address: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District 601 East 12th Street (Room 647) Kansas City, MO 64106-2896

C--Unrestricted Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC) for Architect-Engineering (A-E) Services within EPA Region 2 and the Northwestern Division (MEGA Phase A)

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published May 16, 2011  -  Deadline July 1, 2011
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. 1. Contract Information: The Northwestern Division (NWD) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a requirement to acquire Architect-Engineer (A-E) Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW)/Environmental Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC) for execution of its environmental mission. This contract acquisition is part of NWD's Phase A of the Multiple Environmental Government Acquisition (MEGA). These regional A-E contract acquisitions will be conducted in accordance with Public Law 92-582, the Brooks Act, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.6 and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 236.6. The majority of the work will be located within Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 (which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and the NWD (including Kansas City, Omaha, and Seattle Districts). In support of this effort, the Government intends to award contracts to five (5) unrestricted firms sharing $150 million in total contract capacity. However, if the Contracting Officer determines during the selection process that fewer or more than five (5) contracts should be awarded, based upon the selection criteria, the Contracting Officer has the discretion of adjusting that number, or awarding none at all. This announcement is unrestricted and open to all businesses, regardless of size. The period of performance for each contract will include a base period of three (3) years and one option period of two (2) years. It is anticipated that the contracts will be awarded not earlier than August 2011. Task orders will be issued as the need arises during the contract period. Task order assignments will be determined with consideration of each firm's experience, qualifications, past performance, capability, and capacity. These task orders may be either firm fixed-price or cost reimbursable type orders. There is no limit on the value of individual task orders and the period of performance on individual task orders shall not exceed five (5) years. Firms receiving award will share an ordering amount of $150 million over the life of the contracts. Large businesses selected will be required to submit a subcontracting plan. The USACE subcontracting goals, which will be considered in the negotiation of the contracts, are: a minimum of 50% of a contractor's intended subcontract amount be placed with Small Businesses (SB) with 17% of that to Small Disadvantage Businesses (SDB), 18% to Women-owned Small Business (WOSB), 10% to Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZones), 8.5% to Veteran-owned, and 4% to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned SB (SDVOSB). The NAICS Code for this procurement is 541330 -- Engineering Services. For the purposes of this procurement a concern is considered a small business if its average annual gross receipts are $4.5 million or less. More than one contract will be awarded for the same scope of work. Under the Brooks Act, price competition is not allowed for A-E contracts. When a requirement is identified, the government will first determine if it is a new requirement or a follow-on effort to an existing HTRW/environmental project. Due to the nature of the requirements, projects are completed in phases such as preliminary assessment, remedial investigation, feasibility study, and then design. If a follow-on requirement, determination of the selected A-E will be conducted considering a firm's experience, qualifications, capability, and capacity to perform the work. For new requirements, the project scope will be reviewed to determine whether the requirement can be accomplished using a firm fixed-price task order or whether uncertainties will require the use of a cost reimbursable task order. An evaluation will also be conducted to determine if a small business is capable of performing the work. Experience, qualifications, past performance, capability, and capacity will be considered to determine which firm is best qualified to accomplish the work. The period of performance for the IDC will begin on the date of contract award and will be in effect for the three (3) year base period; in addition there is a provision for one two (2) year option period; if the option period is exercised, the length of the contract will be five (5) years. The period of performance for task orders awarded under the IDCs will be determined based upon the work requirement (not to exceed five (5) years) and will be included in the task order solicitation and negotiated award documents. The Service Contract Act of 1965, as Amended, is applicable to this solicitation and resulting contracts and will be incorporated into same. Service wage rates will be determined relative to the employee's office location rather than the location of work. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must have a D-U-N-S number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and be registered in the Department of Defense (DoD) Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Register via the CCR Internet site at http://www.ccr.gov or by calling 1-866-606-8220. D&B can be reached by calling 1-866-705-5711. Firms are also required to use the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA). ORCA is a web-based system that centralizes and standardizes the collection, storage, and viewing of many of the representations and certifications required by the FAR and previously found in solicitations. Detailed information can be found in the Help section of the ORCA website at http://orca.bpn.gov. The help section includes ORCA background information, frequently asked questions (FAQ), the ORCA Handbook, and whom to call for assistance. Additionally, in accordance with FAR Part 22.1303, all firms must complete their VETS-100 report. Information can be found at the Department of Labor website http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/fcp/main.htm, or call the service center at 1-866-237-0275; you will be asked to provide your company name, employer identification number (EIN), and DUNs number. 2. Project Information: Firms must be capable of performing work on a wide variety of HTRW/environmental sites in a manner that complies with federal, state, and local regulations and laws, and within time frames required. A majority of the work to be performed is expected to be for Superfund projects in EPA Region 2. Specific needs will be determined based upon project requirements as described in each task order. Project assignments will typically require performance on-site and in an office setting. Assignments will include, but not be limited to: site investigations, subsurface exploration, chemical sampling, testing and analyses, hazard evaluations, feasibility and other engineering studies and reports, archaeological investigations and mitigation, wetlands determination and mitigation studies, groundwater and other modeling, contaminant fate and transport analysis, HTRW remedial designs, preparation of plans and specifications, cost estimating, value engineering screenings and studies, field inspections, verification of existing conditions, pilot studies, surveying and mapping, community relations, construction-phase services (engineering design during construction, checking shop drawings), evaluations of green technologies and energy conservation measures, and other related services. Selected firms will work on a variety of hazardous waste and other environmental projects, including, but not limited to: contaminated soil and groundwater, contaminated sediments, radioactive and mixed wastes, underground storage tanks and fueling systems and habitat restoration and mitigation. For on-site investigations, firms must provide personnel with current health and safety training, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 3. Selection Criteria: (A) Selection of the firms will be based on the following primary criteria, listed in descending order of importance: (1) Specialized experience and technical competence of the firm's team demonstrated during the past five (5) years in the broad range of environmental work required for this contract including (a) Investigation, planning, design, and construction phase services for a variety of hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste cleanup projects. Experience must demonstrate wide-ranging capabilities for diverse projects with differing contaminants in various media. EPA Region 2 Superfund projects will have greater importance; (b) Knowledge of and adherence to regulations and practices pertaining to hazardous waste sampling, handling, transportation and disposal including Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), and (National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Experience within EPA Region 2 jurisdiction will have greater importance; (c) Oversight of Remedial Investigation, Feasibility Study, Remedial Design, Remedial Action, and Long Term Response Action projects performed by other parties, in conformance to their respective consent decrees or administrative orders negotiated with EPA; (d) Demonstrated quality management procedures. The effectiveness of the proposed project team (including management structure, coordination of disciplines, offices and/or subcontractors; and prior working relationships) will be considered within quality management; (e) Capability in managing cost-reimbursable contracts. The prime A-E firm will demonstrate adequate experience with a cost accounting system for cost-reimbursable contracts. Firms will be evaluated for the degree in which their team possesses experience and competence in these areas (a through e, above). The most highly qualified firms will have extensive experience in all of these areas; (2) Professional qualifications of a firm's staff and team consultants to be assigned to this contract. The education, training, registration, proposed job title, overall and relevant experience, longevity with the firm, and experience of personnel working together with key management and other technical personnel will be considered. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of the key personnel and not the number of personnel, which is addressed under the capacity criterion below. Responding firms should demonstrate the professional qualifications of their staff in these primary disciplines, which are listed in descending order of importance. List professional registrations, if applicable, for the key disciplines: (a) Project Management (b) Chemical Process Engineering; (c) Chemistry; (d) Hydrogeology ; (e) Risk Assessment; (f) Environmental Engineering (g) Civil Engineering; (h) Geotechnical Engineering; (i) Industrial Hygiene; (j) Health Physics; (k) Cost Engineering; (l) Geology; (m) Archaeology; (n) Biology; (o) Mechanical Engineering; (p) Electrical Engineering; (q) Architecture/Landscape Planning; and (r) Structural Engineering; (3 ) Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, management/business relations, and compliance with performance schedules. Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System (ACASS) is the primary source of information on past performance. ACASS will be queried for all firms submitting a proposal. If deemed appropriate by the evaluation board, performance evaluations for any significant team subcontractors who have previously been prime A-E contractors may also be considered. The board may seek information on past performance from other sources, but is not required to seek other information on the past performance of a firm, if none is available from ACASS. The board will consider the relevancy of each performance evaluation to the proposed contract, including the type of work, performing office, age of the evaluation, and whether subsequent evaluations indicate a change in a firm's performance. A firm that has earned excellent evaluations on recent DoD A-E contracts for similar size, scope, and complexity of projects will be ranked relatively high on past performance; (4) Capacity. The board will consider available capacity of key disciplines identified above from the prime firm and its team consultants to perform work in the required time; (5) Knowledge of the locality. The board will evaluate a firm's familiarity with local conditions. Examples include knowledge of, and experience dealing with, the state and local regulatory agencies, geological features, climatic conditions or local construction methods that are unusual or unique. Work under these contracts may be in a widely dispersed geographic area, therefore, responding firms should demonstrate the extent of their capabilities to serve projects located in both EPA Region 2 and the USACE NWD. (B) Secondary Selection Criteria. The following secondary criteria will only be used as a tie-breaker, if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms. The secondary criteria will not be co-mingled with the primary criteria in the evaluation. The two secondary selection criteria are listed in descending order of importance: (1) SB and SDB Participation. The extent of participation of SB, SDB, historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), and minority institutions ( MI) will be measured as a percentage of the total anticipated contract effort, regardless of whether the SB, SDB, HBCU, or MI is a prime contractor, subcontractor, or joint venture partner; the greater the participation, the greater the consideration. Large businesses will be expected to place subcontracts to the maximum practical extent with Small and Small Disadvantaged firms in accordance with Public Law 95-507. For informational purposes, the small business size is defined by the limits of NAICS Code 541330. (2) Volume of DoD A-E Contract Awards in the last 12 months. Responding firms should cite all contract numbers, award dates and total negotiated fees for any DoD A-E contract awarded within the past twelve (12) months. Please indicate all task orders and modifications awarded your firm by DoD agencies within the last twelve (12) months under an indefinite delivery type contract. Indicate date of task orders and fee for each. This information will assist in effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified firms, including SB and SDB. 4. Submittal Requirements: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one (1) original plus five (5) copies of SF 330 (06/2004 edition) for the prime firm and all team consultants. Include the firm's DUNS number in SF 330, Part I, Section B, Block 4. For the ten (10) projects submitted in Section F of the SF 330, a "project" is defined as work performed pursuant to one specific task order of an IDC at one site or multiple sites at a single installation or facility, or work performed pursuant to a site-specific contract for one site or multiple sites within a single installation or facility. An IDC, or the performance of work pursuant to multiple task orders of an IDC, does not represent a "project" within this definition. If the offeror provides a specific task order as its "project," it shall provide the base contract number and the task order number for reference purposes. If the offeror provides a site-specific contract as its "project," it shall provide the contract number for reference purposes. Firms should include information regarding the Secondary Selection Criteria in Section H of the SF 330. Section H is limited to twenty (20) pages with double-sided sheets counting as two pages. For all SF 330 sections, use no smaller than 10 pt. font. No spiral bound documents shall be submitted. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a request for proposal. Submittals must be mailed or delivered to the following address not later than July 1, 2011, 4:00 pm Central Time (no faxed or other electronic submittals will be accepted): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District Attn: CECT-NWK-H (Stephanie Randall) 601 East 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64106-2896 (816) 389-3965 Submit questions, in writing only, to Stephanie Randall at stephanie.d.randall@usace.army.mil. Synopsis also provided in a PDF format. See attached.

C--Architect-Engineer (A-E) Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC) For Execution Of The Hazardous, Toxic, And Radioactive Waste (HTRW)/Environmental Mission Of The U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers (USACE) Northwestern Division (CENWD)

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 20, 2008  -  Deadline March 21, 2008
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The Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a requirement to acquire Architect-Engineer (A-E) Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste HTRW)/Environmental Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC) for execution of its environmental mis sion. These A-E contract acquisitions will be conducted in accordance with FAR Part Subpart 36.6. The majority of the work will be located within EPA Region 2 (which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and the Northwes tern Division (including Kansas City, Omaha, and Seattle Districts). In support of this effort, the Government intends to award contracts to as many as five unrestricted firms sharing $120 million in total contract capacity. Contract Information: The Government intends to award up to five contracts from this announcement. This announcement is open to all businesses, regardless of size. The period of performance for each contract will be one year, with four (4) one-year option periods. It is antic ipated that the first contract will be awarded not earlier than April 2008. One or more months may elapse between subsequent contract awards. Task orders will be issued as the need arises during the contract period. Task order assignments will be determi ned with consideration of each firms experience, qualifications, past performance, capability and capacity. These task orders may be either firm fixed-price or cost reimbursement type orders. No single task order will exceed $10 million or five years in duration. Firms receiving award will share an ordering amount of $120 million over the life of the contracts. Large businesses will be required to submit a subcontracting plan. The subcontracting goals for the Northwestern Division, which will be consid ered in the negotiation of the contracts, are: at least 70% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Small Businesses (SB) which includes: at least 6.2% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Small Disadvantage Bu sinesses (SDB), at least 7% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Women-owned Small Business (WOSB), at least 9.8% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with HubZones, at least 3% of a contractors intended subcontr act amount to be placed with Veteran-owned, and at least .9% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned SB. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 541330. For the purposes of this procurement a concern is considered a small business if its average annual gross receipts are $4.5 million or less. More than one contract is being awarded for the same scope of work; however, under the Brooks Act, price competition is not allowed for A-E contracts. Therefore, e ach selected firm will be afforded a fair opportunity to be considered for task orders in excess of $3,000 except as provided by FAR 16.505(b)(2), using the following process. When a requirement is identified the Government Project Delivery Team will firs t determine if it is a new requirement or a follow-on effort to an existing remediation project. Due to the nature of the requirements, projects are completed in phases such as preliminary assessment, remedial investigation, feasibility study and then des ign. If a follow-on requirement, every effort will be made to assign the task order to the original A-E as long as they have the capability to perform. For new requirements, the project scope will be reviewed to determine whether the requirement can be a ccomplished using a firm fixed-price task order or whether uncertainties will require the use of a cost reimbursement task order. The experience, qualifications, past performance, capability and capacity will be considered as well as how we are doing in m eeting our small business goals to determine which firm is best qualified to accomplish the work. The period of performance for the IDC will begin on the date of contract award and will be in effect for one twelve-month base period; in addition there are provisions for four twelve-month option periods; if all options are exercised the length of the contract will be five years. The period of performance for task orders awarded under the IDCs will be determined based upon the work requirement, and will be included in the task order solicitation and negotiated award documents. The Service Contract Act, as amended 1965, is applicable to this solicitation and resulti ng contracts and will be incorporated into same. Selections are expected to be made by 18 April 2008. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered in the Department of Defense (DOD) Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Register via the CCR Internet site at http://www.ccr.gov or by contacting the DOD Electronic Commerce Information Center at 1-800-334-3414. Firms are also required to use the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA). ORCA is a web-based system that cen tralizes and standardizes the collection, storage, and viewing of many of the representations and certifications required by the Federal Acquisition Regulations and previously found in solicitations. Detailed information can be found in the Help section o f the ORCA website at http://orca.bpn.gov. The help section includes ORCA background information, frequently asked questions (FAQ), the ORCA Handbook, and whom to call for assistance. Project Information: Firms must be capable of performing work on a wide variety of HTRW/ environmental sites in a manner that complies with federal, state and local regulations and laws, and within time frames required. A majority of the work to be performed is expected to be for Superfund projects in EPA Region 2. S pecific needs will be determined based upon project requirements as described in each task order. Project assignments will typically require performance on-site and in an office setting. Assignments will include, but not be limited to: site investigation s, subsurface exploration, chemical sampling, testing and analyses, hazard evaluations, feasibility and other engineering studies and reports, archaeological investigations and mitigation, wetlands determination and mitigation studies, groundwater and othe r modeling, contaminant fate and transport analysis, HTRW remedial designs, preparation of plans and specifications, cost estimating, value engineering screenings and studies, field inspections, verification of existing conditions, pilot studies, surveying and mapping, community relations, construction-phase services (engineering design during construction, checking shop drawings), and working on a variety of hazardous waste and other environmental type projects, including radioactive and mixed wastes, ener gy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, use of recovered materials, underground storage tanks and fueling systems, habitat restoration and mitigation, and sites potentially contaminated with military munitions. For on-site investigations, firms must provide personnel with current health and safety training, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Selection Criteria: (A) Selection of as many as five unrestricted firms will be based on the following pr imary criteria, listed in descending order of importance: (1) Specialized experience and technical competence of the firms team demonstrated during the past five (5) years in the broad range of environmental work required for this contract including (a) I nvestigation, planning, design, and construction phase services for a variety of hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste cleanup projects. Experience must demonstrate wide-ranging capabilities for diverse projects with differing contaminants in various me dia. EPA Region 2 Superfund projects will have greater importance; (b) Knowledge of and adherence to regulations and practices pertaining to hazardous waste sa mpling, handling, transportation and disposal including RCRA, CERCLA, CWA, TSCA, and NEPA. Experience within EPA Region 2 jurisdiction will have greater importance; (c) Oversight of Remedial Investigation, Feasibility Study, Remedial Design, Remedial Acti on, and Long Term Response Action projects performed by other parties, in conformance to their respective consent decrees or administrative orders negotiated with EPA; (d) Demonstrated quality management procedures. The effectiveness of the proposed proje ct team (including management structure, coordination of disciplines, offices and/or subcontractors; and prior working relationships) will be considered within quality management. Firms will be evaluated for the degree in which their team possesses experi ence and competence in these four areas (a through d, above). The most highly qualified firms will have extensive experience in all of these areas; (2) Professional qualifications of firms staff and team consultants to be assigned to this contract. The education, training, registration, overall and relevant experience, longevity with the firm, and experience of personnel working together with key management and other technical personnel will be considered. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of the key personnel and not the number of personnel, which is addressed under the capacity criterion below. Responding firms should demonstrate the professional qualifications of their staff in these primary disciplines, which are listed i n descending order of importance. List professional registrations, if applicable, for the disciplines: (a) Environmental engineering; (b) Chemical process engineering; (c) Chemistry; (d) Risk Assessment; (e) Hydrogeology; (f) Civil Engineering; (g) Geotec hnical engineering; (h) Industrial hygiene; (i) Health physics; (j) Cost engineering; (k) Geology; (l) Archaeology; (m) Biology; (n) Mechanical engineering; (o) Electrical engineering; (p) Architecture/Landscape Planning; and (q) Structural Engineering; (3 ) Past performance on DOD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. ACASS is the primary source of information on past performance. ACASS will be queried for all firms submitting a propos al. When deemed appropriate by the evaluation board, performance evaluations for any significant team subcontractors who have previously been prime A-E contractors may also be considered. The board may seek information on past performance from other sourc es, but is not required to seek other information on the past performance of a firm, if none is available from ACASS. The board will consider the relevancy of each performance evaluation to the proposed contract, including the type of work, performing off ice, age of the evaluation, and whether subsequent evaluations indicate a change in a firm's performance. A firm that has earned excellent evaluations on recent DOD A-E contracts for similar projects will be ranked relatively high on past performance; (4 ) Capacity. The board will consider available capacity of key disciplines from the prime firm and its team consultants to perform work in the required time; (5) Knowledge of the locality. The board will evaluate a firm's familiarity with local conditions . Examples include knowledge of, and experience dealing with, the state and local regulatory agencies, geological features, climatic conditions or local construction methods that are unusual or unique. Work under these contracts may be in a widely dispers ed geographic area, therefore, responding firms should demonstrate the extent of their capabilities to serve projects located in both EPA Region II and the USACE Northwestern Division. (B) Secondary Selection Criteria. The following secondary criteria wi ll only be used as a tie-breaker, if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms. The secondary criteria will not be co-mingled with the primary crite ria in the evaluation. The two secondary selection criteria are listed in descending order of importance: (1) SB and SDB Participation. The extent of participation of SB, SDB, historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), and minority institutions ( MI) will be measured as a percentage of the total anticipated contract effort, regardless of whether the SB, SDB, HBCU, or MI is a prime contractor, subcontractor, or joint venture partner; the greater the participation, the greater the consideration. Larg e businesses will be expected to place subcontracts to the maximum practical extent with Small and Small Disadvantaged firms in accordance with Public Law 95-507. For informational purposes, the small business size is defined by the limits of NAICS Code 5 41330. (2) Volume of DOD Contract Awards. The overall most highly qualified firms will not be rejected solely in the interest of equitable distribution of contracts. Responding firms should cite all contract numbers, award dates and total negotiated fees f or any DOD contract awarded within the past twelve (12) months. Please indicate all task orders and modifications awarded your firm by DOD agencies within the last twelve (12) months under an indefinite delivery type contract. Indicate date of task orders and fee for each. Submittal Requirements: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one (1) original plus five (5) copies of SF330 (06/2004 edition) for the prime firm and all team consultants. Include the firm's ACASS number in SF 330, Part I, Section B, Block 4. Section H of the SF 330 is limited to twenty (20) pages with double-sided sheets counting as two pages. For all SF 330 sections, use no smaller than 10 pt. font. A contract-specific Quality Control Pla n will be prepared and submitted by the A-E after contract award, but is not required with this submission. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a request for proposal. Submittals must be mailed or delivered to the following address not la ter than 21 March 2008, 2:00 p.m. local time: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Attn: CENWK-CT-H (Thomas), 757 Federal Building, 601 East 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106-2896. No faxed or other electronic submittals will be accepted. Contact Ms. Shelley Thomas, Contract Specialist, at Shelley.Thomas@usace.army.mil if you have any questions regarding this announcement.
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