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Request for Proposals Economic + Urban Design Framework Strategies

National Capital Planning Commission, Office of Administration | Published July 21, 2015  -  Deadline August 21, 2017
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PURPOSE The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) is seeking proposals from interested Architectural and Engineering (A/E) firms,` in accordance with FAR Part 36, to develop economic and urban design framework strategies for the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor between the U.S. Capitol and White House. NCPC will award a contract to the responsible offeror whose proposal conforms to this solicitation and is most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The designated NAICS code is 541300 for architecture/engineer services. BACKGROUND In 2014, NCPC launched the Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative to develop a new vision for the corridor that will guide near-and long-term physical, programmatic, and operational changes. The Initiative is led by an Executive Committee (EC) comprised of representatives from NCPC, the National Park Service (NPS), the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Government of the District of Columbia (including the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Deputy Mayor's Office of Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)). Also, a Steering Committee of key federal and local stakeholders was organized to participate in this Initiative. After seeking input from the public and other stakeholders, the Steering Committee developed an Aspiration Statement to guide the overall vision, character and role of the Avenue. The NCPC and the other members of the EC are now exploring a path forward to update the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan. Pennsylvania Avenue, including its public realm and adjacent land uses, was transformed in the 1980's - 90's through a major redevelopment process guided by the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (PADC) Plan of 1974. Since redevelopment, national security issues and a number of economic, real estate, and demographic shifts in the neighborhood, city and region have impacted the Avenue. STUDY AREA The study area encompasses the PADC Boundary and Federal Triangle, including the right-of-way, streetscape, parks, memorials and buildings fronting the Avenue between 3rd - 15th Streets. While the Treasury Building and Sherman Park are within the PADC Boundary, this area will not be included in the study area. However, the study should consider stronger connections to President's Park and the White House to the west and the U.S. Capitol to the east, as well as north-south connections between downtown Washington and the National Mall. Attachments are included with this solicitation. SCOPE OF WORK The goal of this Scope of Work is to provide the NCPC and the other members of the Executive Committee with information necessary to consider and inform a future update to the 1974 Pennsylvania Avenue Plan. The Consultant will: 1) conduct a market analysis of current and future development conditions and projections to identify economic development strategies for future study; and 2) Develop urban design concepts to identify activation, planning and design improvement strategies and a rough order of magnitude of costs and benefits. Task 1 Review Current Background Information and Develop Work Plan (Three weeks) The purpose of this task is to establish a baseline knowledge of the study area; review available project materials; and prepare a work plan to carry out Tasks 2 - 5. The plan includes interviews with stakeholders; meetings between the Consultant, Executive Committee (EC) staff, and/or the EC (meetings may occur in-person or via video conference as appropriate); status calls between the Consultant and NCPC's project manager (and, if necessary, appropriate EC members); and an urban design workshop. The Consultant team shall be responsible for generating proposed strategies and the majority of support materials, reserving workshop venues (including any rental fees and/or permits), and leading facilitated discussions. Workshop/interview venues should be located in or within 4 blocks of the study area boundary and support a collaborative atmosphere. Deliverables should be provided to NCPC in both electronic (.pdf, .dwg, .doc, .skp, or others as appropriate) and paper (ten copies) formats. Task 1.1 Review Background Information. The Consultant shall review related studies, plans, aspiration statement and existing baseline conditions to gain a general understanding of the study area. They shall also provide a preliminary assessment of the Avenue's existing economic and urban design conditions, and any missing information needed to accomplish Tasks 2 - 5. Task 1.2: Develop Work Plan. The Consultant shall prepare a draft and a final work plan to execute Tasks 2 - 5, including a detailed timeline with key milestones and deliverables. The work plan should include a Steering Committee workshop as part of Task 4, and a series of stakeholder interviews for Tasks 3 and 4. Interviews may be consolidated to ask participants economic and urban design questions at the same time. Workshops and interviews should be structured to inform the deliverables. Deliverables: 1. A draft and a final briefing memo to the EC that includes: a. A preliminary assessment of the Avenue's existing economic and physical conditions for use throughout Tasks 2- 5. b. A request for any missing background information that may be needed to accomplish Tasks 2 - 5, as well as recommended sources for it. 2. A draft and a final work plan, approved by NCPC, that includes: a. A project timeline outlining key milestones and deliverables. b. A stakeholder engagement plan. c. A workshop execution plan. 3. The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings: a. One EC staff-level meeting to discuss the work plan. b. One EC kick-off meeting to present the draft briefing memo and work plan. Task 2 Conduct Economic Development Market Analysis (Eight weeks) The purpose of the market analysis is to evaluate the current and projected real estate market conditions and land use mix in the study area, as well as to consider how the study area is impacted by downtown, city and regional development. The analysis should identify the current and projected competitive advantages and disadvantages of the Avenue, considering private and public sector markets. The deliverable should document and assess the current and projected market supply and demand for office (public and private sector), residential, hotel, cultural/entertainment, commercial/retail and institutional uses from 2016 - 2026. Tourism should also be considered. This information will frame the economic strategies in Task 3 as well as future economic studies, including a cost benefit analysis and a capital/operational strategic funding plan. The market analysis should begin concurrently with Task 1. Task 2.1 Develop Market Analysis Report The market analysis report should include information on: • Current and projected (through 2026) socio-economic / demographic / employment / tourism data for the Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). • Current supply and demand and property value/lease data of office (public and private sector), residential, hotel, cultural/entertainment, commercial/retail and institutional property uses in the study area. • Major projects in the pipeline (conceptual / planned / under construction phases) that may impact the study area. • Projected (through 2026) supply and demand and property value/lease data of office (public and private sector), residential, hotel, cultural/entertainment, commercial/retail and institutional uses in the study area.  What is the Avenue's economic potential from a density and land use perspective? What different kind of a land use mix may provide greater economic vitality for the study area? • Recent building/land use conversions in DC + the national capital region (gsf, uses, costs, lease/sale rates, etc.).  General opportunities and constraints or conditions that may influence conversion decisions. • Destination catchment area for out-of-town tourists and local visitors. Deliverables: 1. A draft and a final market analysis report (including executive summary) as outlined in Task 2.1, including narratives, charts, diagrams, infographics, images and other written/visual components to explain current and projected market supply and demand. 2. The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings: a. Up to three EC staff meetings to discuss the market analysis. b. Two EC meetings to review and assess the draft market analysis. Task 3 Generate Economic Development Strategies (Four weeks) The economic strategies will assess future opportunities, challenges, and approaches for improving the study area. To develop the strategies, the Consultant should consider the following key questions: 1. What are the corridor's unique economic strengths, weaknesses, and assets within the city and the nation? a) How can the corridor further distinguish itself from other local neighborhoods like NoMa, Gallery Place, Golden Triangle, and Bethesda, as well as other capital streets (both national and international)? b) What are its competitive advantages/disadvantages? 2. How can the corridor expand its economic/placemaking success from 1 or 2 locations (such as Market Square and the west end near the Willard and W Hotels) to the entire Avenue? Based on the city's economic goals and market trends, is this a realistic goal? 3. What is the public (city and federal) and private development community's economic interest along the corridor? 4. Would an updated Avenue image/brand attract both national and local interest and investment? If so, how? 5. What different approaches are available to harness the economic power of local residents, regional visitors, and national/international tourists? 6. What additional economic information is needed to inform a future update to the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan? All strategies should outline the responsible party and action steps needed to execute the strategy. Task 3.1: Conduct Stakeholder Interviews. Interview groups of select stakeholders to discuss strategies to help reinforce the Avenue's economic health and role in our 21st century capital. Task 3.2: Develop Economic Development Strategies. Upon completion of the draft market analysis and stakeholder interviews, develop a draft and a final set of economic development strategies. These strategies should address the six questions listed above, identify responsible parties and action steps needed to execute the strategy, and help assess the corridor's economic potential as the Executive Committee develops a path forward to update the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan. Deliverables: 1. A draft and a final meeting agenda for the stakeholder interviews, including key questions and desired outcomes. 2. All materials and background information necessary to accomplish stakeholder interviews, and identification of party responsible for generating the materials (for example, a map identifying vacant ground-floor retail space). 3. Meeting minutes from each stakeholder interview, including a summary of key take-aways. 4. A draft and a final internal report (including executive summary) of economic development strategies based upon the six questions listed in Task 3 to improve the Avenue's economic vitality. The report should include narratives, charts, diagrams, infographics, images and other written/visual components to explain the strategies. 5. A presentation (PowerPoint, .pdf or equivalent) of strategies to the Executive Committee. 6. The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings: a. Up to three EC staff meetings to discuss the market analysis and economic strategies. b. Stakeholder interviews as determined in Task 3.1. c. Two EC meetings to review and assess the economic strategies. Task 4 Conduct Urban Design Workshop and Develop Framework Strategies (Eight weeks) The Consultant will develop urban design and activation strategies that explore a range of physical and programmatic improvements in the study area. This Task will provide an analysis of urban design and activation issues and identify programmatic and physical improvements. Urban design and activation components to be examined include: buildings and their land uses; the multi-modal transportation network; the public realm, including the streetscape, parks, and commemorative elements; and activities (both planned and spontaneous) along the Avenue. Seven key questions to analyze and help guide this Task are listed below. 1. How can Pennsylvania Avenue simultaneously fulfill its national symbolic/ceremonial role and maintain a sense of historic continuity while establishing a stronger local sense of place with a unique neighborhood identity? a. What narratives or themes (social, cultural, environmental, innovation, history, etc.) might the Avenue leverage to develop a brand illustrating its local and national roles in the nation's capital? 2. How could a right-of-way reallocation (both on a temporary and long-term basis) improve circulation, accommodate future mobility/public realm needs, and encourage a greater amount of activity? 3. How could buildings on both sides of the Avenue more effectively connect their ground floor uses (office and residential lobbies, retail, etc.) with the adjacent sidewalks, parks and plazas? a. What tools and strategies are available to develop a better interface between indoor and outdoor uses to better activate the space to create a place? 4. How might new sustainability and security elements better integrate into the corridor's buildings and public realm? What benefits and challenges would they bring? 5. What physical and/or programmatic strategies will improve linkages and remove north/south barriers between Downtown and the National Mall to attract more people here? How can the Federal Triangle serve a more effective role in these connections? 6. How can land uses (residential, office, cultural, etc.) and special events become more compatible (including location, special event themes, traffic functions, security, etc.)? 7. What can be done to physically and programmatically accommodate use of the Avenue for more day-to-day and community-based activities such as health and wellness, recreation, and smaller, informal gatherings typical of urban streets? Task 4.1: Analyze Urban Design and Activity Issues. Based on the Task 1 briefing memo and seven questions listed above, analyze and diagram the urban design and activation challenges and opportunities in the study area and area of influence. Task 4.2: Conduct Steering Committee Workshop. This workshop should provide a range of urban design improvements (including physical and programmatic elements) to help reinforce the Avenue's future character and role in our 21st century capital. Given the size of the group (approximately 50 participants), breakout sessions should be included. The workshop should not exceed 6 hours. Task 4.3: Conduct Stakeholder Interviews. Similar to Task 3.1, select stakeholders should convene to discuss strategies to frame the Avenue's character and role in our 21st century capital. Given the number of stakeholders, multiple breakout sessions should be considered. Interviews should not exceed 2 hours. Tasks 4.3 and 3.1 may be combined for efficiency where appropriate. Task 4.4: Generate, Refine and Finalize Framework Strategies. Framework strategies should include both design-based (diagrams, sections, plans and/or models) and descriptive components that answer the seven questions listed above. Deliverables: 1. Draft and final meeting agendas for the workshops and interviews, including key questions and desired outcomes. 2. All materials and background information necessary to accomplish interviews and workshops, and identification of party responsible for generating the materials (for example, a map identifying vacant ground-floor retail space may be needed, and could be generated by NCPC). 3. Meeting minutes from each workshop and stakeholder interview, including a recap of key takeaways. 4. A draft and final internal report (including executive summary) of urban design framework strategies based upon the seven questions listed in Task 4 to frame the Avenue's character and role. The report should include narratives, plans, sections, charts, diagrams, infographics, images and other written/visual components to explain the strategies. 5. A final presentation (PowerPoint, .pdf or equivalent) of strategies to the Executive Committee. 6. The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings: a. Up to four (4) EC staff meetings to discuss the analysis and framework strategies. b. Stakeholder interviews and one (1) Steering Committee workshop c. Three (3) EC meetings to frame the Steering Committee workshop and discuss the assessment and development of the urban design framework strategies. Task 5 Develop Initial and Draft Urban Design Concepts (Twelve weeks) Based on the information gained from Phase I of this scope of work, as well as additional workshops/charrettes and feedback through the Executive Committee, Steering Committee, stakeholders and general public, prepare three (3) initial and three (3) draft concepts to help frame and guide the scope to update the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan. Concepts may range from modest changes (improve maintenance of the existing streetscape/park elements, stronger programming, small to modest capital investments for ADA and stormwater improvements, etc.) to significant improvements (a reallocation of right-of-way use, building conversions and/or redevelopment, streetscape and park design, to land use changes, etc.). Concepts should further analyze the economic development and urban design framework strategies delivered through Tasks 1 - 4 of this scope of work, and should identify a program to guide future changes to the Avenue, including the corridor's land use, density, transportation, environment, programming, circulation, and public realm. The three concepts should include: o Physical plans, sections, diagrams and visual models illustrating changes to consider (permanent and/or temporary) to the right-of-way allocation (including streets and sidewalks), parks, and building envelopes. o Programmatic changes to consider (near- and long-term) that reinforce the concepts. These may focus on ideas such as formal and informal weekday and weeknight activity, formal special events, temporary urbanism and pop-up opportunities, outdoor public arts and culture exhibits, and/or other items recommended by the Consultant team. o Land use and economic changes to consider (near- and long-term) that reinforce the concepts. These may focus on land use mix, development density, building envelopes, and/or other items recommended by the Consultant team. o Analysis of how catalyst projects in the development pipeline (including Old Post Office, FBI, World War One Memorial, etc.) affect the future success of the Avenue. o Recommendations on updating the Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative's Aspiration Statement and PADC Objectives (if necessary). o Identification of additional information and/or studies needed before updating the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan. o A rough order of magnitude of capital costs and benefits for each concept, including: o The public realm (streetscape, parks, plazas). o Public and private development (buildings, building yards, etc.). o Infrastructure (stormwater, ADA, security, etc.). o Income and gap analysis. o Disaggregated cost-benefit analysis based on key Avenue stakeholders and location. The Consultant team will work closely with the Executive Committee and its staff to develop the preliminary concepts. Upon completion of preliminary concepts, the Consultant team will gain feedback from the Steering Committee through a workshop, and additional feedback through public outreach, including online and in-person events. This feedback will then be used to develop the draft concepts. Deliverables: 1. Draft and final meeting agendas for the workshops and other public outreach, including key questions and desired outcomes. 2. All materials and background information necessary to accomplish workshops and other public outreach, and identification of party responsible for generating the materials (for example, a map identifying vacant ground-floor retail space may be needed, and could be generated by NCPC). 3. Meeting minutes from each workshop and public outreach element, including a recap of key takeaways. 4. A draft and a final internal report (including executive summary) explaining the three draft concepts. The report should include narratives, analysis, plans, sections, charts, diagrams, infographics, images and other written/visual components to explain the preliminary urban design concepts. 5. Preliminary and final presentations (PowerPoint, .pdf or equivalent) of initial and draft concepts to the Executive Committee. 6. The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings: a. Up to six EC staff meetings to discuss development of the initial and draft concepts. b. Four EC meetings to frame the Steering Committee workshop and discuss the development of the initial and draft concepts. c. One Steering Committee workshop. d. One public workshop. PROPOSAL GUIDELINES All proposals must include the following: a) Brief statement addressing each of the selection criteria specified in the Evaluation section of this solicitation; b) 1 - 3 page summary of relevant Consultant and team project experience; c) Statement of the offerors qualifications and 3 project examples of relevant experience; d) Two past performance references for this type of service; e) Detailed firm-fixed price estimate to perform the services, broken down by Task; and f) Offeror's Tax Identification Number and Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. Both numbers must be clear and legible. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Proposals for this solicitation must be submitted in writing by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on AUGUST 21, 2015. Proposals must be submitted via electronic mail to bizopps@ncpc.gov. All proposals become the property of the National Capital Planning Commission and will not be returned. PROPOSAL EVALUATION The Selection Committee will use the following evaluation factors to select a Consultant: a) Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required service (firm's registrations, licenses and other professional affiliations or accreditations); b) Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required; c) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; d) Past performance on contracts with federal government agencies in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; and e) Best value to the government. This factor will consider the overall benefit received from the offeror's proposal in response to the services provided with cost being one, but not the sole, benefit to be considered. The Selection Committee will also assess the Consultant's prior experience with: 1. Urban economic development, including: o Market analysis and strategies for office, residential, commercial/retail, hotel, cultural land uses o Cost benefit analysis and funding strategies o Neighborhood scale redevelopment/revitalization o A significant public realm component o Multifaceted jurisdictional issues and operational challenges 2. Urban planning and design, including: o Land use, multi-modal transportation, and environmental planning o Sustainable urban design o Public realm design for transportation, streetscapes, parks, and plazas o Historic preservation and culturally significant landscapes o Projects that serve a prominent or symbolic role in defining the character of an area, neighborhood or city o Programming of urban spaces, including:  Activity areas and outdoor "rooms", including flexible, temporary, and permanent areas  Planning and staging of national and local special events (such as demonstrations, marathons and parades)  Ground-floor building use and activation (such as retail, cultural or educational uses)  Formal and informal outdoor public realm uses (such as exercise classes or lunch areas) o Public and Stakeholder Engagement  Stakeholder engagement techniques (interviews and workshops)  Facilitation with public and private stakeholders All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined are approximately equal to cost or price. TYPE OF CONTRACT This is a Firm Fixed-Price Contract. OTHER Prospective contractors shall be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database (www.ccr.gov) prior to award of a contract or agreement.

EPA/GSA Technical Assistance Greenville, MS

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) | Published March 22, 2017  -  Deadline April 19, 2017
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The U.S. EPA has a requirement to procure urban design assistance for the U.S. EPAs Office of Sustainable Communities/GSA Urban Development Program Partnership - Greenville, Mississippi. The EPA is requesting quotes in accordance with procedures set forth in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This procurement is set aside for small businesses, and the applicable NAICS code for these services is 541620, Environmental Consulting Services. Vendor quotes must address all aspects of the EPAs requirements set forth in the attached Statement of Work (SOW). Quotes are limited to 50 pages in length, inclusive of all documents (i.e., technical volume and price quote). Any document in excess of the 50 page limitation will not be evaluated. Vendors must submit the technical volume and the price quote as two (2) separate documents. Quotes must be submitted through FedConnect® by 10:00 AM ET Wednesday, 19 April 2017. Quotes submitted after the RFQ response date will not be accepted. The Government will make award to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the RFQ and is most advantageous to the Government, price or other factors considered. Prospective sources are reminded that an award can only be made to a vendor with current registration in the System for Acquisition Management database at www.sam.gov in accordance with FAR Subpart 4.11 and may not be listed in the Excluded Parties List System at www.epis.gov. Quotes submitted in response to this RFQ will be evaluated in accordance with the below evaluations factors for award and the evaluation criteria provided under EPA Local Clause EPA-M-15-101, Evaluation Factors for Contract Award. Award will be made on a best value basis to the lowest-priced, technically acceptable offeror. The evaluation factors for award are as follows: 1. Technical experience in performing the requested services and demonstrated ability to meet the required tasks in the SOW. 2. Price. The point of contact for this RFQ is: Sharon Whitehair Contracting Officer, EPA Email: whitehair.sharon@epa.gov

Preparation of a cultural landscape report for Washington Square

Department of the Interior, National Park Service | Published June 4, 2009  -  Deadline July 30, 2009
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This solicitation is issued as a small business set-aside. Washington Square is located within the boundaries of Independence National Historical Park. The square consists of 6.64 acres and is located diagonally southwest of Independence Square. It was one of five public squares in Thomas Holme's plan of the City of Philadelphia, drawn for William Penn in 1682. The area has persisted as an open, public space, and holds great significance in the history of American urban design. The square is owned by the City of Philadelphia but the National Park Service is its steward. It has been used as a grazing site, a potter's field and a burial site for Revolutionary War soldiers, and a place of congregation and burial for free and enslaved blacks. Project goals are to prepare a cultural landscape report that (1) documents the general changes to the landscape as it evolved from its early definition in 1682 to the present; (2) Documents existing conditions of the site including an electronic survey of surface features and utilities; (3) Offers a treatment recommendation according to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatament of Historic Properties with Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes"; and (4) Provides an action plan, guided by the treatment recommendation for present and future management of this historic space. Solicitation documents can be found at the webiste "http://www.fedbizopps.gov" or "http://ideasec.nbc.gov on or about June 30, 2009. No hard copies of this solicitation will be issued. Contractors shall be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system in order to receive an award. As a security precaution, vendors must register themselves through the on-line CCR system. The magnitude of this project is between $25,000 and $100,000. Length of Project is 90 days. The NAICS code is 541320.

Southwest Rectangle EcoDistrict - 10th Street, SW and Maryland Avnue, SW, Washington, DC

National Capital Planning Commission, Office of Administration | Published April 5, 2010  -  Deadline May 3, 2010
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Request for Information Southwest Rectangle EcoDistrict 10th Street, SW and Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC This is a Request for Information (RFI) solely for planning and general budgeting purposes; it does not constitute a formal solicitation, Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue a formal solicitation. Responders are advised that the U.S. Government will not pay any cost incurred in response to this RFI and all costs associated with responding will be solely at the interested parties expense. The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), in partnership with other federal agencies and the Government of the District of Columbia (DC), seeks to prepare and analyze innovative redevelopment alternatives for the 10th Street and Maryland Avenue Corridors in Southwest Washington, D.C. The purpose of the project is to prepare a revitalization plan that advances the work of the recently adopted Monumental Core Framework Plan and its vision for transforming the 10th Street and Maryland Avenue corridors into a model 21st-century sustainable community. The primary objectives are to: •• meet the present and future needs of the federal government within this area and support the city's goals to improve its waterfront communities in southwest Washington; •• employ innovative sustainable practices to help the federal government meet the goals and objectives of Executive Order 13514 Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance; •• provide a recommended redevelopment approach based on a sound analysis of costs, benefits, and an overall business case for the revitalization of the area that supports the goals and needs of the federal and local governments and the community. In September 2009, NCPC released a Request for Information (RFI) to help formulate a requisition strategy to develop a sustainable urban design strategy for an undefined federal district of buildings. The RFI was issued to assess available services and determine an estimated cost for a limited scope. In December 2009, NCPC formed a Task Force comprising federal and local government stakeholders to develop recommendations on how to revitalize the 10th Street Corridor in southwest Washington, DC as a sustainable Eco-District. In the interim, the study area expanded to include the Maryland Avenue corridor. This approximately 110 acre area comprises a mixture of federal and private development and is home to 3 Cabinet level federal headquarters and other federal office buildings. NCPC has prepared a draft Scope of Work to examine and establish potential revitalization alternatives for the 10th Street and Maryland Avenue corridors in Southwest Washington, DC that meets the Task Force's objectives. Due to the size of the study area, the complexity of the buildings and infrastructure systems, and the innovation called for to meet the project's objectives, NCPC is issuing a RFI to obtain feedback from planning, architecture, engineering, and real estate firms on the draft Scope of Work, particularly as it pertains to the project approach, tasks, deliverables, timeline, professional service needs, and general magnitude of costs. The purpose of this RFI is not to evaluate qualifications or cost proposals but to obtain feedback from professional practitioners so as to craft the most effective and efficient Scope of Work with aggressive but realistic timelines and budgets. These alternatives addressed in the Scope may ultimately be contracted based on Option Pricing. Please provide feedback on the following: •1. Are the project's approach, tasks, and deliverables clear and appropriate for the purposes of developing and analyzing alternative revitalization scenarios? If not, what questions would you like answered? •2. Are there changes you would propose to the project approach, scope of work, and deliverable? If so, please provide your suggestions. •3. Are there any professional disciplines omitted from the Scope of Work? If so, please provide your suggestions. •4. Based on the scope of work, is the timeline adequate to accomplish the stated tasks? If more or less time is needed for any particular primary task, please explain? •5. Please provide an estimated range of the magnitude of cost for conducting the study at an overall district level and option pricing for individual sites. Please provide an estimate for: •a. Each primary task, including an overall roll up cost for the full Scope of Work. •b. Each professional discipline: •1. Building Information Modeling •2. Transportation Infrastructure 3-D Model/Simulation •3. Planning and Urban Design Services •4. Civil and Transportation Engineering •5. Energy Systems •6. Market and Economic Analysis •7. Historic Properties Assessment •8. Environmental Assessment •9. Real Estate Analysis •10. Financial Analysis Information submitted in response to this RFI will become the property of NCPC. We reserve the right to accept, reject, or use without obligation or compensation any information submitted in response to this RFI. The information provided in this RFI is all the information the Government has available at this time. There are no additional specifications, drawings, bid packages, or source lists available. Please provide point of contact information with the following: name; title; firm name; address; telephone number; email address and DUNS Number. Four copies of the RFI responses must be received no later than May 3, 2010, at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time. Responses should be submitted to: Charles Rieder National Capital Planning Commission 401 9th Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20004

E Street NW Design Competition

National Capital Planning Commission, Office of Administration | Published September 10, 2009  -  Deadline September 18, 2009
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The National Capital Planning Commission is seeking proposals to assist in the development of design parameters and the management of a Design Competition related to E Street, NW, immediately south of the White House. The selected consultant must have significant experience in the field of architecture or engineering, and planning and urban design; as well as management and leadership of complex, sensitive, and nationally significant projects. 1. PURPOSE This Request for Proposal (RFP) is issued to establish a Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) Contract that acquires consultant services to:  Identify all of the design and operational parameters for the E Street NW area (including security, historic preservation, environmental and public access issues); and  Assist with the planning, management, and administration of an invited competition of creative designers and landscape architects to develop concept solutions that address issues related to E Street, NW. 2. OVERVIEW The White House and President's Park represents our executive branch of government. It is the home and office of our President, and the surrounding open spaces serve our nation in ceremony, commemoration, and recreation. President's Park is a place to address our basic freedoms and rights in assembly, speech, and petition. However, in response to security concerns since 1995, E Street and portions of the Ellipse immediately south of the White House have been closed to traffic and other uses have been restricted. It is the National Capital Planning Commission's intent, through close collaboration with the US Secret Service, the National Park Service, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the District of Columbia and other important stakeholders, to develop potential solutions that addresses the security, urban design, historic preservation, and pubic access issues of this important site. The initial steps of this process are:  Identify all of the design and operational parameters for the area (including security, historic preservation, environmental and public access issues); and  Using these criteria, conduct a design competition to identify creative and comprehensive solutions to the existing challenge. 3. SCOPE OF WORK To address the goal identified above, NCPC is soliciting professional services to support the process described and advise NCPC through these steps of the process. The specific tasks are identified below: Task One - Development of Design and Operational Parameters The consultant will facilitate scoping meetings with representatives of the National Capital Planning Commission, the US Secret Service, the National Park Service, the Commission of Fine Arts, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the District of Columbia, and other appropriate stakeholders in order to identify all of the design and operational parameters for the study area. These parameters will ultimately be used to guide the design professionals who will be asked to develop creative and comprehensive solutions to the existing challenge through a design competition. Products: 1. The consultant will advise NCPC in development of a list of stakeholders who should be consulted in the development of the design and operational parameters along with a schedule of meetings necessary to finalize this information. (NCPC staff will schedule and host these meetings.) 2. The consultant will facilitate and document the discussions of the stakeholder meetings. 3. The consultant will prepare a summary document detailing the design and operational parameters resulting from this task. Task Two - Design Competition The consultant will advise and assist NCPC in the management of a limited Design Competition to identify creative and comprehensive solutions to the security and urban design challenges posed by E Street south of the White House. Products: 1. The consultant will develop a proposed plan to conduct a limited design competition. 2. Using the design and operational parameters developed in Task One, the consultant will identify a list of potential design firms that possess the skills and abilities necessary to develop creative, comprehensive, workable solutions to the problem at hand. 3. The consultant will meet with the design firms that NCPC ultimately invites to participate in the limited design competition and will brief them about the design and operational parameters. 4. Upon completion of the limited design competition, the consultant will evaluate the proposals against the design and operational parameters and present the information to both NCPC and the Security Task Force. Schedule The following schedule may be modified by NCPC with agreement by the contractor and NCPC. • Consultant Kick-Off meeting/ Meeting with Security Task Force -10/7/09 • Requirements Document - To be completed by 11/20/09 (provided all stakeholders provide the consultant with the necessary information). • Project plan for limited Design Competition - To be completed by 11/30/09 • List of potential Design Competitors - To be completed by 12/4/09 • Security Task Force meeting to finalize Design Competition details -12/16/09 • Design Competition Kick-Off Meeting - 1/6/10 • Complete Design Competition - 2/12/10 • Solicit public comment on design concepts - 2/12/10 - 2/18/10 • Security Task Force meeting to evaluate and provide comments on all design concepts - 2/18/10 Work/Meeting Locations Task Force meetings and meetings with representatives from the Secret Service and other groups/individuals as identified by NCPC will take place in the Washington DC Area. The consultant will be required to attend task force meetings, design review meetings, public hearings to assist with the management and administration of this process. All work must be completed by April 30, 2010. 4. PROPOSALS SUBMISSION All proposals must be submitted via electronic mail to bizops@ncpc.gov, or facsimile to (202) 501-2550 or hand-delivered to the Contracting Officer at the address identified in Section 10 of this solicitation. All proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 18, 2009. All quotations become the property of the National Capital Planning Commission and will not be returned. 5. EVALUATION NCPC will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose proposal conforming to this solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government. NCPC will use the following factors to evaluate Proposals: • Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required service (firm's registrations, licenses and other professional affiliations or accreditations); • Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required; • Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; • Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; and • Best Value to the government. This factor will consider the offeror's proposed effort and approach to support the success of this effort, as well as percent of principal time to be spent on project. The total cost of this contract shall not exceed $30,000. The contractor must be registered in the Central Contractors Registration (CCR) at www.ccr.gov. 6. PROPOSALS STATEMENT: Proposals must include the following: • Offers must include a brief statement addressing each of the factors specified in the Evaluation section of this solicitation. • Offers must identify specific individuals who will conduct and be responsible for each task. • Offers must include a detailed firm fixed-price. • Offerors must provide a clear and legible Tax Identification Number and Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. 7. OTHER • Offerors must include a completed copy of the FAR Clause 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (JUN 2006). • FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (FEB 2007), applies to this acquisition. • FAR Clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders- Commercial Items (MAR 2007), including relevant additional FAR Clauses listed in 52.212-5, applies to this acquisition. • Must be able to obtain a National Security Clearance at the Secret level. • Procedures established by FAR Part 36 will be used.  Performance by licensed architects and/or registered engineers or their employees. 8. CONTRACTING OFFICE ADDRESS 401 9th Street, NW Suite 500 North Washington, District of Columbia 20004 9. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE Washington, District of Columbia 20004 10. PRIMARY POINT OF CONTACT AND QUESTIONS Charles J. Rieder ‘Jody' Administrative Officer/Contracting Officer 401 9th Street, NW, Suite 500 North Washington, DC 20004 bizops@ncpc.gov Phone: 202-482-7200 Fax: 202-501-2550 All Proposals Must be Received by NCPC no later than September 18, 2009, at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time. (see Item #4 above)

Design-related Research, Analysis and Planning Services

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published August 10, 2010  -  Deadline September 9, 2010
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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 solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541490 with a small business size standard of $7.0M annual gross receipts for a period of three (3) years. General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), Contracting and Facilities Division (PGE), is requesting design program planning-related services. Background: Excellence in Federal design is not a luxury, but rather a government imperative. Quality design and effective design processes can improve the reach, efficiency and caliber of government program delivery. It can enhance the impact of public architecture, infrastructure, and urban design services that government provides to the American people, as it symbolizes our nation's enduring values. The present project will aim to translate this understanding into a new initiative that enhances the General Services Administration's commitment to design excellence, and informs the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) investments in good design, livable communities, and creative place-making. Overall the aim is to foster the precepts of "The Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture," as well as inculcating an ethic of quality design across Federal agencies in such areas as urban design, landscape architecture, graphic design, and in public spaces generally. This project is a partnership between the GSA and the NEA. Objective: To acquire professional services including, but not limited to, research, analysis, and planning of a new design initiative between GSA and the NEA. The initiative will draw on the lessons of GSA's Design Excellence Program, the NEA's partnerships and programs in the area of design, and from other existing governmental programs that champion good design, sustainable development, and creative place-making: The selected contractor will be asked to analyze those programs that have demonstrated success. Moreover, the selected contractor will identify pathways to educate all federal and public agencies about the direct correlation between design quality and improvements in productivity and lifecycle costs, and about attaining design quality in government programs. These paths should draw on both private and public-sector expertise to improve the services provided to the American taxpayer-specifically the construction projects undertaken by GSA and of the design and creative place-making investments by the NEA. Required Services: The contractor shall provide the services listed below: •Develop a comprehensive history of federal design and planning over the last 50 years. The historical survey will highlight best practices as well as failures, and relate these within the relevant broader contexts and trends. •Catalog the most effective design programs, policies, and initiatives currently in operation nationally and internationally, and identify key lessons learned in these models. •Facilitate structured conversation(s) with government experts, current civil servants, private-sector professionals, and other stakeholders specializing in architecture, urban design, sustainability, and related fields, to ascertain opportunities for a more effective and productive relationship between industry and government. If necessary, secure the involvement of an appropriate host or management partner to ensure the success of these events. •Record respondents' dialogue and analyze these materials for salient points; then circulate to participants for review, comment, and sign-off. •Append the points and follow-up comments with the history as a briefing document (exact format to be determined). •Assist GSA and NEA in assembling an advisory committee to refine and identify opportunities to improve existing systems and proposing new initiatives based on the research and analysis conducted. •Develop a specific strategy to apply known best practices more broadly throughout relevant Federal programs, develop and implement new innovative design program techniques, and share the strategy with Federal and non-Federal clients to enlist allies and generate momentum toward this effort. Deliverables: The contractor shall provide the deliverables below: Deliverable 01: Base Research: December 15, 2010 Deliverable 02: Analysis, Planing, and additional Research: March 15, 2011 Deliverable 03: Final Report and Implementation: April 29, 2011 Period of Performance: The period of performance for the contract will be from September 2010-September 2011. Price Schedule: The Contractor shall complete the attached Pricing Schedule and submit under Volume I of their proposal. Design Services Quanity Unit Unit Total Total Evaluation Criteria: The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Past Experience; Professional Expertise; Work Plan and Infrastructure; price (discounts are encouraged). In combination, technical criteria (Past Experience, Professional Expertise, Work Plan and Infrastructure) are more important than price. In order of importance, the evaluation criteria are: 1. Professional Expertise: The selected contractor must be able to demonstrate its assembled team's expertise in the subject matter, which encompasses both the contemporary design world and government policies and procedures. Key individuals identified to participate in the project must be able to prove expertise in these areas. This may be achieved through past academic research, employment experience, or other similar means. Teams must also include an individual with experience as a facilitator for large events. 2. Past Experience. The selected contractor must be able to demonstrate that, within the team it assembles, it has successfully undertaken projects of related complexity. 3. Work Plan: The selected contractor must present a summary work plan documenting who will be working on the project, the distribution of tasks, and the associated timeframes required for completing the base research; the analysis, planning and any additional research; the final report and implementation; and any follow-up required beyond these tasks. Contractors should cite any activities or events that might facilitate this work. These plans will be assessed based on the viability of the schedule and the ability of the individuals scoped to perform the tasks to meet the proposed plan. 4. Infrastructure: The selected contractor must be able to demonstrate the provision of sufficient space and technology to execute project responsibilities. Submission Materials for Interested Contractors: Interested contractors should submit the following materials to demonstrate their ability to perform the services requested under the scope of work: 1. Professional Expertise. A statement of interest that clearly documents the contractor's working knowledge of both the contemporary design world and government policies and procedures. A list of key individuals identified to participate in the project and their resumes must confirm expertise in these areas. Notable achievements may include past academic research or previous employment experience. Teams must also include an individual with experience as a facilitator for large events. They must also be able to demonstrate sufficient technology to record any proceedings. 2. Past Experience. A list of similar projects organized by the contractor, including a summary of the key goals, documentation as to whether goals were achieved, and a sample or samples of the summary publications produced as follow-ups. 3. Work Plan. The selected contractor must present a summary work plan documenting who will be working on the project, the distribution of tasks, and the associated timeframes required for completing the base research; the analysis, planning and any additional research; the final report and implementation; and any follow-up required beyond these tasks. Contractors should cite any activities or events that might facilitate this work. These plans will be assessed based on the viability of the schedule and the ability of the individuals scoped to perform the tasks to meet the proposed plan. 4. Infrastructure. The selected contractor must be able to demonstrate the provision of sufficient space and technology to execute project responsibilities, including potential meeting sites for any structured conversation(s) where a large attendance is anticipated. Submission of Proposals: The Contractor's proposal is due on or before 12:00pm, E.S.T., September 9, 2010. Proposals will be evaluated based on best value to the government. Contractors must submit their final proposals for evaluation. Proposals must be submitted by email to Erica Pelham at Erica.Pelham@gsa.gov. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provisions are hereby applicable and incorporated by reference: 1) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Contractors - Commercial Items; and 3) The provision at 52.212-3, Contractor Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. Contractors shall include a completed copy of the Online Contractor Representations and Certifications Application. Please refer to http://www.orca.bpn.gov. A completed copy of the Representations and Certifications should be included with the offer. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses are hereby applicable and incorporated by reference: 1) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; and 2) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items; 3) The clause at 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; and 3) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (ALT I). The following General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM) clauses are hereby incorporated by reference: 1) The clause at 552.212-71, Contract Terms and Conditions Applicable to GSA Acquisition of Commercial Items is hereby incorporated by reference; clauses, 552.215-70, 552.228-70, 552.229-70, 552.232-70, apply to this solicitation and any resultant contract. The government anticipates a Firm-fixed price contract. All contractors must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) before being considered for award. Information concerning CCR requirements may be viewed via Internet at www.ccr.gov or by calling 1-888-227-2423.

Art in Architecture Project for the New United States Federal Courthouse, San Diego, CA

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published October 20, 2011  -  Deadline November 25, 2011
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Description: The General Services Administration (GSA) Art in Architecture Program commissions American artists (citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents or Permanent Workers of the United States) to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for federal buildings nationwide. GSA announces an opportunity for a federal art commission in conjunction with the New U.S. Courthouse in San Diego, Ca. This project provides for the construction of a new courthouse in downtown San Diego, CA. The site/design and construction prospectus will be designed to meet the amended 30-year requirements of the U.S. District Courts and related agencies with the initial build-out to house the 10-year housing requirements. The design is a culmination of collaboration that took place between the San Diego Community, the U.S. Courts, Centre City Development Corporation and GSA. The site for the new United States Federal Courthouse in San Diego offers an extraordinary opportunity to develop an architecture that contributes to the downtown business core, the city's exceptional climate, unique history, and it responds to the vital urban fabric of the adjacent residential communities. In addition to a new courthouse, the project master plan integrates new and existing federal buildings with gardens, plazas, a water feature and pedestrian paths that engage and support the downtown urban design goals. To achieve this balance of program requirements and civic amenities, the entire 100,000 square foot site has been creatively utilized. Below-grade support and service areas fill the entire site, while the plaza level footprint is a modest 20,000 square feet. This planning strategy has allowed the design team to develop the heart of the site as a significant new public plaza that will be an active center of the federal building complex and an important new civic space for the city. GSA generally allocates one-half of one percent of the estimated construction costs for new or modernized federal buildings for art commissions. The art budget for the New U.S. Courthouse, San Diego, Ca project is currently estimated to be $200,000.00. One or more artists will be awarded a fixed-price contract for a commission. Artists who wish to be considered for this and all future GSA art commissions must submit application materials to GSA's National Artists Registry (Registry). The Registry constitutes the qualified list of artists for this and all GSA commissions. Instructions on how to join the Registry are available on the following Web site: www.gsa.gov/artinarchitecture All artists who wish to be considered as candidates for a commission at the New U.S. Courthouse in San Diego, California, must have their application materials submitted and received by GSA by 3:00 PM California Time on Friday November 25, 2011. Artists' submissions received after the deadline will not be considered for this project, but will be eligible for consideration on future GSA commissions alongside the other artists on the Registry. Artists already on the Registry need not resubmit, but may elect to update their information prior to the deadline. If any technical questions arise regarding this posting please contact Mr. William Caine, Art in Architecture Program, Office of the Chief Architect at 202.501.4271. GSA evaluates artists based on the following criteria: the media, materials, content, style, and scope of the artist's past work, along with the artist's past performance and experience with commissions or projects similar to the one described in this synopsis. Short-listed artists will be contacted and asked to submit additional information including a price proposal for the contemplated project. GSA has determined that the combined weight of all the technical selection criteria is significantly more important than price. At a minimum, the scope of services for this commission will require: collaboration with the lead designer Richard Meier & Partners, Los Angeles, Ca for the building project; development of preliminary and final concepts; fabrication of the artwork; participation in meetings and conservation reviews as necessary; and the installation of the artwork at the project site.

Design Competition Advisor

National Capital Planning Commission, Office of Administration | Published August 8, 2011  -  Deadline August 31, 2011
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REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS: DESIGN COMPETITION ADVISER This is a solicitation for services under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition. All submissions in response to this solicitation must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, August 31, 2011. Proposals submitted after the deadline shall not be accepted or reviewed. This is a small business set-aside. The NAICS code is 54149. The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), in cooperation with the U.S. General Services Administration, National Capital Region (GSA), is seeking Requests for Quotation (RFQ) for the services of a competition advisor (Competition Advisor) to assist in the development of design parameters and the management of a design competition (Design Competition) related to a temporary art installation within a symbolic and commemorative context on a pre-selected public site in Washington, DC. The Competition Advisor must have significant experience in one or more of the following areas: urban design, public art administration, curatorial expertise, and/or related fields. Experience with management and leadership of sensitive and nationally significant projects is required. Additional experience with temporary art installations and public engagement is a plus. 1. PURPOSE a. This RFQ is issued to acquire the services of a Competition Advisor who shall perform as follows: i. Assist with the planning, management, and administration of a competition of artists and/or designers to create an art installation that is related to (but not limited to or defined by) commemoration in Washington through provision of the following services: 1. Provide technical assistance to encourage outstanding design submissions at each stage of the Design Competition pre-planning and during the Design Competition process; 2. Provide guidance to achieve a fair competition, so all participants receive equitable treatment; 3. Translate NCPC and GSA goals into a successful competition; and 4. Serve as an impartial intermediary between the GSA, NCPC, the Evaluation Board and the competitors. b. In preparation for the Design Competition, identify broad design and program parameters for a pre-selected site in Washington, DC (including security, historic preservation, environmental and public access issues). 2. OVERVIEW a. GSA and NCPC are sponsoring a juried Design Competition leading to the display of a site specific outdoor, temporary installation in Washington, DC. The Competition Advisor will support this effort. The Design Competition may be conducted under a modified procurement model associated with GSA's Design Excellence Program. Submissions for the Design Competition will explore alternatives to Washington's traditional approach to permanent commemoration, and they will not be limited to or defined as a "commemorative work," as described in the Commemorative Works Act (see 40 U.S.C. §§8901 et seq.). b. Design Competition submissions are intended to support a public dialog about alternative ways to design art installations with a symbolic, monumental, historic, cultural and/or thematic context. The submission that wins the Design competition will be temporarily displayed on a pre-selected site for approximately one year. c. Design Competition submissions may, but are not required to, address one or more of the following: i. Evoke dynamic forms of remembrance and celebration; ii. Include nontraditional forms and materials that are experiential, interactive, or responsive to the environment; iii. Explore notions of sacred space and public space; iv. Include public engagement as an element of form and a vehicle for supporting vital spaces and experiences; and/or v. Explore memorial language (ideals and symbolism) 3. SCOPE OF WORK a. To ensure implementation of a successful Design Competition, NCPC is soliciting professional services to oversee and advise NCPC and GSA throughout all steps of the Design Competition process. General and specific tasks to be incorporated into a contract with the successful candidate are identified below. b. General tasks to be performed by the Competition Advisor i. Serve as a consultant reporting directly to the Project Managers (PM) at NCPC and GSA. ii. Manage the Design Competition in conjunction with NCPC and GSA, including the planning, organizing, and conducting the Design Competition. iii. Advise and assist the Project Managers in all aspects of the Design Competition elements, including planning and execution and coordinate development and dissemination of the necessary competition materials. c. Competition Planning Tasks to be Performed by the Competition Advisor and Required Deliverables i. Competition Planning Tasks 1. Review and provide comments to the schedule of milestones and draft competition and installation budget. 2. Develop broad design and program guidelines, such as specific location on the selected site and parameters related to height, dimension, noise, etc. Guidelines will include any infrastructure that may be required to protect the site or support the installation. 3. Develop a competition plan that includes a two-step selection process to identify a short-list of finalists based on qualifications and a winning submission based on a conceptual design. Include key dates and deliverables. 4. Draft a RFQ/Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit potential competitors for the Design Competition from which the short list of competitors will be selected to submit concept designs. The RFQ/RFP should identify, among others, goals, guidelines, submission requirements, key dates, and deliverables. 5. Develop an outreach plan to potential competitors. 6. Consult and develop ideas related to an outreach and education plan for the public. ii. Competition Planning Deliverables 1. Plan for Design Competition 2. Design and program guidelines 3. Draft RFQ/RFP d. Evaluation and Design Competition Services and Deliverables i. Evaluation and Design Competition Services 1. Work with NCPC and GSA to implement the Design Competition plan, as described in subsection 3.c.1. above. 2. Refine working documents for each phase, as needed. These may include, but are not limited to: submission requirements, vision statements, announcements, instructions, evaluation factors and other reports. 3. Assist in logistical arrangements for the competition including providing materials and guidance to the Evaluation Board. 4. Act as an advisor to the Evaluation Board. 5. Attend question and answer sessions for the short-listed compeititors. 6. Attend any interviews with competitors, as needed. 7. Document findings of the Evaluation Board during each phase, including a summary document detailing how the Evaluation Board selected the winning proposal. 8. Be available to participate in post selection briefings with NCPC and GSA. ii. Evaluation and Competition Services Deliverables 1. Working Documents for each phase as described above (submission requirements, vision statements, announcements, instructions, evaluation factors and other reports). 2. Written report (in 8 ½" x 11" format) describing the Evaluation Board's findings and basis for its decision. 3. Post Competition Documentation of Materials: Arrange for at least three copies of all design competition materials for NCPC and GSA e. Total Contract Cost i. The total cost of any contract resulting from this RFQ shall not exceed $50,000. f. Key Milestones i. The following are the anticipated milestones for the Design Competition. The milestones may be modified by NCPC and GSA in consultation with the Competition Advisor. 1. Contract with Competition Adviser - September 2011 2. Design Competition Process - November 2011 - June 2012 3. Contract with Winning Artist - not later than August 1, 2012 g. Work/Meeting Locations i. Meetings will take place in Washington DC. The Competition Advisor will be required to attend NCPC-GSA meetings, design review meetings, public hearings, etc to assist with the management and administration of this process. 4. PROPOSALS SUBMISSION a. All quotes must be submitted via electronic mail to bizopps@ncpc.gov or hand-delivered to the Contracting Officer at the address identified in Section 10. All quotes must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDST on Friday, August 31, 2011. Proposals submitted after the deadline shall not be accepted or reviewed. b. The following information must be printed on the cover page of the quotation: 1) NCPC RFQ 11-06; 2) Due Date: August 31, 2011, c. All submissions become the property of the National Capital Planning Commission and will not be returned. All costs associated with an RFQ/RFP shall be assumed by the offeror. Offerors not selected shall not be reimbursed for any costs associated with their submission. 5. EVALUATION a. NCPC intends to award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose proposal conforms to this solicitation and will be most advantageous to the Government. The following evaluations factors shall be used to evaluate proposals: i. Significant experience in one or more of the following areas: urban design, public art administration, curatorial expertise, and/or related fields; management and leadership of sensitive and nationally significant projects; and experience with temporary art installations and public engagement. ii. Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of the required services, to include, without limitation, registrations, licenses and other professional affiliations or accreditations; iii. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; iv. Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; and v. Best value to the government. This factor will consider the overall benefit received from an offeror's proposal in response to the services provided with cost being one, but not the sole, benefit to be considered. All offerors must be registered in the Central Contractors Registration (CCR) at www.ccr.gov for their submission to receive consideration. 6. PROPOSAL CONTENTS a. Offerors must address the following in their submissions: i. A statement addressing each of the evaluation factors specified in the Section 5.a.i.-v. above. ii. The identity of all individuals who will conduct and be responsible for each task if a team approach is utilized. iii. A total contract price with itemized costs assigned to specific tasks. iv. A Tax Identification Number and Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. 7. FAR REQUIREMENTS a. Offerors must include a completed copy of the FAR Clause 52.212.-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commerical items (JUN 2006) b. Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (FEB 2007), applies to this acquisition. c. FAR Clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders- Commercial Items (MAR 2007), including relevant additional FAR Clauses listed in 52.212-5, applies to this acquisition. 8. CONTRACTING OFFICE ADDRESS Contracting Officer National Capital Planning Commission 401 9th Street, NW, Suite 500 North Washington, District of Columbia 20004 9. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE Washington, District of Columbia 20004 10. PRIMARY POINT OF CONTACT AND QUESTIONS Charles Rieder Administrative Officer/Contracting Officer 401 9th Street, NW, Suite 500 North Washington, DC 20004 bizops@ncpc.gov Phone: 202-482-7200 Fax: 202-501-2550 NCPC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THIS SOLICITATION AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON AND/OR DECLINE TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE WINNING OFFEROR

Submission Guidelines Revision

National Capital Planning Commission, Office of Administration | Published July 27, 2015  -  Deadline August 27, 2015
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1 Purpose The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) is seeking proposals from interested practitioners in the urban planning, design and related fields with expert knowledge of federal planning principles and the design review process to revise its Plan and Project Review Submission Guidelines. NCPC will award a contract to the responsible offeror whose proposal conforms to this solicitation and is most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The designated NAICS code is 925120 for the administration of urban planning and community and rural development. 2 Background The National Capital Planning Commission is the federal government’s planning agency for the National Capital Region. The 12-member Commission meets monthly to adopt, approve, or provide advice on plans, projects, and development proposals within the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. NCPC’s submission guidelines direct applicants through the agency’s consultation and review process. The guidelines explain what is required from applicants and set forth the conditions for NCPC’s review. These guidelines are a critical tool to the agency in carrying out its planning activities and implementing its regulatory authorities. The current submission guidelines were adopted in 1991, are ambiguous in certain sections and are not organized for user-friendly access. The goal is to evaluate and improve NCPC’s submission guidelines and review process to ensure that they are clear, current, consistent with agency policy, and easily accessible. The submission guidelines include: · The sequence of steps related to project review, from consultation to completion · Requirements of environmental and historic preservation documentation · Requirements for specific phases of project review · Requirements for projects that may be delegated to the Executive Director · Guidelines by limited project type (master plan, site plan, etc.) · Technical, administrative guidance on the specific requirements for submittal to the Commission, e.g., how to submit materials, number of copies to submit, contents of submission, etc. 3 Scope of Work and Deliverables The scope of work is to evaluate, and improve NCPC’s review process and submission guidelines to ensure that they are clear, current and consistent with agency policy. The contractor must have expert knowledge of federal planning principles and design review processes and a comprehensive knowledge of NCPC’s Plan and Project Review Program. Throughout the period of performance, the contractor will conduct on-site meetings and conference calls with NCPC staff to collect feedback on core issues and comments on drafts. The contractor shall provide the following services: 3.A.. Background Materials and Issues Development Task 3.A.1: The contractor will review relevant background materials, to include, but not limited to: · Existing submission guidelines. · Existing environmental and historic preservation guidelines. · Recent drafted revisions to the submission guidelines. · A list of NCPC’s authorities and related Commission actions. · The Comprehensive Plan. · Submission guidelines for 1-2 like agencies or review bodies (i.e. Maryland Capital Planning Commission). · Submission and project approval requirements for any federal, state or local agencies that NCPC may or should rely on during its review, to include but not be limited to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of the Interior (DOI), and District Department of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment and Virginia Department of Resources. Task 3.A.2: The contractor will conduct a comprehensive review of the submission guidelines and identify issues and problems in consultation with Project Manager and/or Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) that should be addressed in the revision to include, but not limited to: · Whether the requirements at each phase of development are clear. · Outdated processes, regulations and Executive Orders mentioned within guidelines. · A list of major Executive Orders with implications for planning practice that could be addressed in the submission guidelines. · An assessment of the major project types (such as building, memorial, park, infrastructure) and whether each is adequately treated in the submission materials. · What types of projects are delegated to the Executive Director. · The conditions for items listed as Consent Calendar agenda. These are projects that the Commission must act upon, but without a staff presentation during its open session meetings. · Relevant project review issues not identified or adequately addressed in exiting guidelines and drafted revisions. · An assessment of the writing quality (clarity, “plain language”) Deliverables: Draft issue statement (narrative and/or annotated outline format). Task 3.A.3: The contractor will identify and interview officials of federal, state and local agencies with decisions that NCPC may rely upon in its reviews, to include but not limited to the DC SHPO, EPA, and the state environmental agencies with purview over stormwater and flooding. The purpose of the interviews is to determine how and whether to sequence those external decisions with NCPC’s requirements, to identify areas where the submission guidelines may not be sequenced appropriately and/or where content within the submission guidelines requires further development. Deliverables: A summary of responses in narrative and/or annotated graphic format. A revised issue statement that includes an analysis of the deliverable for task 3.A.2; and preliminary recommendations and broad content directions for the revised submission guidelines. 3.B. Environmental and Historic Preservation Requirements NCPC is currently updating its NEPA and Section 106 requirements. Task 3.B.1. The contractor will: · Coordinate with NCPC on NEPA and 106 requirements, including consultation meetings and review of materials. · Ensure that proposals to the submission guidelines are consistent with the revisions to the NEPA and 106 requirements. 3.C. Submission Guideline Development Task 3.C.1: The contractor will prepare an outline of potential alternative approaches to organizing the guidelines for user access. For example, consider separate sections by submission type (park, building etc.); or by geography; or by action (transfer of jurisdictions, DC projects in the central area, etc.). Contractor should consider at least two but no more than three alternative approaches to organizing the guidelines for user access. Recommend one approach to NCPC. Deliverables: An outline for the submission guidelines, including alternative approaches for organization, and a recommended approach. Task 3C.2.: The contractor will prepare drafts of the submission guidelines, to include but not limited to: 1. All proposed revisions to content 2. Revised organizational structure, as agreed to by NCPC 3. A “plain language” purpose and need statement—answer questions such as: “Why submit to NCPC?’ What’s the benefit? 4. A placeholder for a resources page, with links to relevant agencies and guidance Deliverables: · A first draft of the submission guidelines for NCPC review. · A second draft of the submission guidelines for NCPC review. · A final draft of the submission guidelines, which must be of finished-product quality for external review. This final draft will include a supplemental, annotated notes section. The purpose of the supplement is to briefly describe the purpose of each proposed change. · The final submission guidelines. 4 Period of Performance The period of performance will not exceed one year. 5 Primary Point of Contact and Questions Lucy Kempf Director, Urban Design and Plan Review and Contracting Officer’s Representative National Capital Planning Commission 401 9th street, NW, Suite 500 North Washington, DC 20004 Lucy.kempf@ncpc.gov Phone: 202-482-7257 6 Proposal Submission Proposals for this solicitation must be submitted in writing by 5:00 pm, August 27, 2015. The proposal must include a detailed firm-fixed price estimate to perform the services identified in the statement of work. Proposals must be submitted electronically to bizopps@ncpc.gov. The following information must be printed on the cover page of the quotation: 1) Solicitation Number: NCPC-15-04 2) Due Date: August 27, 2015 3) Tax Identification Number and Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number 4) Closing Time: 5:00 pm EST. All proposals become the property of the National Capital Planning Commission and will not be returned. Proposals must include the following: Past Performance Record: The offeror shall identify three years of government past performance under one or more contracts/task orders that demonstrate relevant performance. “Relevant” is defined as work similar in complexity and magnitude to work and the work environment identified in this SOW. The NCPC is especially interested in past performance as it relates to delivery of products and services to small federal agencies. If an offeror determines it has no past performance data, it shall provide the following statement in lieu of the information requested: “(Insert offeror name) has determined that they possess no relevant past performance information in accordance with this RFQ.” For each past performance contract identified, the Offeror shall provide: Government Agency § Government Agency Size (number of full-time employees) § Project Title § Description of the Project § Contract/Task Order Number and Amount § Length of contract § Period of performance (dates) § COR, address, phone number and email address § Contracting Officer, address, telephone number and email address § Current status, e.g. completed and/or in progress, start and estimated completion dates § Quality of Past Performance narrative including a discussion of actual performance under each contract listed, including problems encountered; how they were resolved; the timeliness of deliverables required; how costs were controlled; business relationships; management of key personnel; and, any other areas deemed necessary to provide insight into actual performance issues § A brief narrative of why the offeror believes this reference is relevant to application in a small federal agency. 7 Evaluation Criteria The NCPC intends to make a single award to the responsive and responsible firm whose quote is most advantageous to the NCPC, price and non-price related factors considered. Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 6.1. The NCPC will evaluate the offeror’s past performance record, including how this performance would best meet the needs of a small federal agency. · Quality: Determine whether the offeror has consistently demonstrated a commitment to delivering quality products or services. · Timeliness: Determine whether offeror has consistently demonstrated a commitment too timeliness of performance. · Cost-control: Determine whether the offeror has consistently demonstrated commitment to cost control. · Business relationships: Determine whether offeror has consistently demonstrated commitment to good business relationships with their clients. Evaluation of past performance will be a subjective assessment based on consideration of all relevant facts and circumstances. It will not be based upon absolute standards of acceptable performance. If no performance record has been identified, the offeror will not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably and will receive a neutral rating on this factor. Each offeror must provide the past performance information requested or affirmatively state that it possesses no past performance record. 8 Type of Contract This is a Firm-Fixed Price Contract. 9 Small Business This solicitation is set aside for small businesses. 10 OTHER The Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) @ http://www.federalcontractorregistry.com. Vendors previously registered in the Central Contractors Registration (CCR) at www.ccr.gov must register in SAM.

A--Research and Cataloging Services

Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary | Published November 26, 2007  -  Deadline December 10, 2007
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This is a COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION for commercial services prepared in accordance with the Simplified Acquisition Procedures of FAR part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The US Department of Interior, National Business Center (NBC) is issuing this solicitation as a Request for Quote (RFQ) on behalf of the Office of Budget. See Statement of Work Below. THIS IS A 100% SET-ASIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESS. The NAICS code is 541720 and the Product Service Code is: AZ16. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-19. SPECIAL QUOTE INSTRUCTIONS: 52.212-01 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, 52.212-02 Evaluation - Commercial Items, 52.212-03 Offeror Representations & Certifications - Commercial Items, 52.212-4 Contract Terms & Conditions - Commercial Items, 52.212-5 Contract Terms & Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items Please note that offerors MUST be certified in ORCA (http://orca.bpn.gov) and CCR (http:www.ccr.gov). The resultant contract will be a Firm-Fixed Price type. CLOSING DATE: December 10, 2007 at 3:00 PM EST Offerors must submit their quotes containing the hourly rate, overall price, resume of proposed candidate(s) with relevant experience, as well as business info including DUNS, Tax ID Number (TIN), etc. via email to Lauren Kunze at lauren_c_kunze@nbc.gov . If you have questions regarding this solicitation, please submit your inquiries immediately via email only, NO LATER THAN December 4, 2007 at 4:00 PM EST. Please be advised that the Government reserves the right to transmit those questions and answers of a common interest to all prospective Offerors. STATEMENT OF WORK: 1.0 BACKGROUND: The Commission of Fine Arts, established in 1910 by Act of Congress, is charged with giving expert advice to the President, Congress and the heads of departments and agencies of the Federal and District of Columbia governments on matters of design and aesthetics, as they affect the Federal interest and preserve the dignity of the nation's capital. Minutes of Commission meetings, as well as the library of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, are available to the general public. The public may use these materials for purposes such as analyzing design trends, reviewing precedence for alterations to historical structures, researching prior Commission actions that may have relevance to current pending projects, or simply documenting the design history of a building or monument. 2.0 OBJECTIVES: To provide knowledgeable and prompt response to research requests received by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; to determine the relative value of various records and make recommendations or decisions regarding the ultimate disposition of particular records in order to facilitate researcher responses. 2.1 SCOPE: The scope of work is broken into individual tasks: 2.1.1 Research. The Contractor will respond to external research requests received by the Commission for information regarding the history of the Commission and its actions on specific submission reviews. To respond to research requests, the Contractor will conduct the necessary research to locate documents and materials that are germane to the request and, as required, write summary statements and reports to convey information to the requester or the Commission. 2.1.2 RECORD ORGANIZATION. The Contractor will assist with the organization of the Commission's physical records and non-digital collections. Contractor will evaluate records, recommend retention or disposal, and catalog reference materials in order to expedite requests. Contractor will determine relative significance of particular groups of records, implement methods to retrieve information from these records, and work with researchers to help them obtain the information they desire. Contractor will consider such matters as the arrangement and accessibility of the information in the records; the legal requirements or administrative purposes to be served by their retention; the volume of records involved; the availability of similar information from other sources; and the cost of accessioning, arranging, preserving and providing reference service from such records. 2.2 CONTRACT TYPE: The Government anticipates a Labor Hours contract type. The level of effort is estimated to be approximately 16 hours per week. However, this may fluctuate as needed. 3.0 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS OF KEY PERSONNEL: Resume(s) submitted for employee(s) assigned to perform under this statement of work shall contain documented experience directly applicable to the functions to be performed. Further, prior work experiences shall be specific and of sufficient variety and duration that the employee is able to effectively and efficiently perform the functions assigned. Contractor should meet, at minimum, the requirements listed below. 3.0.1 Contractor must possess graduate level training in history and/or architectural history; or a combination of education and professional experience-college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. 3.0.2 Understanding of the mission of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, its policies and operations. 3.0.3 Broad knowledge of the research sources, needs, and methods of the field or fields (i.e., history, community planning, architecture, etc.) in order to evaluate the relative value of retained records. 3.0.4 Broad knowledge of the buildings and monuments of the Washington, DC area, including Georgetown, and its changing landscape. 3.0.5 Specific knowledge of the 1902 McMillan Act, which established the urban design of the Nation's Capital. 4.0 DELIVERABLES & DELIVERY SCHEDULES: In fulfillment of this effort, the Contractor shall provide the following deliverables. All deliverables shall be submitted to the COTR, unless otherwise agreed upon. Delivery of research summaries varies depending on type and number of requests received. Accessioning and cataloging duties are ongoing based on volume. Contractor will provide a monthly report to the COTR detailing work performed, due on or before the 10th of each Month. 5.0 GOVERNMENT FURNISHED EQUIPMENT: At the request of the Government, or at completion of this effort, the Contractor shall immediately return any Government-provided property, including any equipment, specialized or off-the-shelf software, and all other property provided by the Government for the Contractor to use to complete this effort. Upon commencement of this effort, unless otherwise indicated, the Government will provide the following property to the Contractor: computer work station, desk area, access to telephone and copiers plus routine office supplies. 6.0 SECURITY: The work to be performed is non-sensitive, and does not require a background clearance or identification badge. Entrance to the facility is controlled by security personnel. Handbags and parcels are subject to search at the discretion of the security officer. Contractor will adhere to all security requirements. 7.0 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: 7.1 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Work will be completed on-site at the offices of U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in the National Building Muesum, 401 F St. NW, Ste 312, Washington, DC 20001. 7.2 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award, estimated December 20, 2007 - December 20, 2008. 7.3 DUTY HOURS: Contractor personnel are expected to conform to normal operating hours. The normal duty hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, with the exception of Federal Government holidays, with an allowance for a one-hour lunch period each day. The level of effort is estimated to be approximately 16 hours per week. 8.0 EVALUATION FACTORS: Evaluation will be on a Best-Value determination, based on (in descending order of importance) key personnel, relevant past experience and price. Relevant experience is defined as similar agency experience within the past two years.

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.

London New Embassy

Department of State, Office of Logistics Management | Published October 30, 2008  -  Deadline December 3, 2008
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The U.S. Department of State (DOS), Office of Logistics Management, on behalf of the Office of Overseas Buildings Operations, is seeking a qualified A/E firm, joint venture or other such entity, to design the new U.S. Embassy located in London, United Kingdom. The Embassy building will be in the range of 45,000-50,000 gross square meters in area. The intended site is located in Nine Elms, Wandsworth, near the Vauxhall Bridge on the river Thames, and is approximately 20,000 square meters in size. The estimated construction budget is between $450 million and $550 million. This is a design-bid-build project. The resultant design contract will be fixed price. The selection will be made in three steps. Step One will focus on the qualifications of the design firms, partnerships, corporations, associations, joint ventures, or other legal entities, and the proposed lead designers. In this step, firms will be judged by a panel that includes American architects with experience in the design of American Embassies and other government buildings. Those firms having the best applicable design expertise and experience will be invited to propose their entire project design team, which will be evaluated in Step Two. The design teams selected in Step Two for further consideration will then be invited to participate in Step Three, a design competition, which will serve as the basis for the final selection. The scope of services under the proposed contract includes architecture and urban design; structural, civil, mechanical, and geotechnical engineering; space planning and systems furniture integration; interior design; security and communications systems design; blast and fire protection engineering; landscape design; cost estimating; scheduling; value engineering; administrative coordination of the various disciplines involved; services during construction; and compliance with U.S. Government requirements and the applicable laws, codes and standards of the Borough of Wandsworth, the Greater London Authority, London, United Kingdom. The building will be designed and constructed in hard metric (System International) units. Each design submission, including drawings prepared for the competition, shall include BIM modeling files. Step Three of the competition, and the subsequent Embassy design, require access to classified information. Step One. Firms, partnerships, corporations, associations, joint ventures, or other legal entities, responding to this announcement on or before the closing date will be considered for selection using the evaluation criteria identified below--100 points maximum: (1) Past Performance on Design. Submit written narrative descriptions, graphics, or photographs, describing not more than five designs completed within the past 10 years, including dates of design completion and construction completion. A maximum of five 8.5 inch x 11 inch sheets of paper per project, in both hard copy and electronic format. The projects shall be government, corporate, or institutional facilities, comparable in complexity and scope to the subject project, and located in urban settings. Firms may meet this requirement, by association with firms that have this experience, provided the firm having 51 percent or greater interest in the joint venture is the one completing the application. These criteria will be used to evaluate the designs: (a) The appropriateness of each building for the urban environment in which it is located; (b) how well each building satisfies the functional and operational requirements of its users; and (c) the environmental sensitivity and the use of Green design practices for each building's design. The description for each design should specifically address how the design responds to each of the foregoing criteria. In addition, the narrative should identify any awards, peer recognition, etc., that the design received-60 points maximum. (2) Lead Designer Profile and Portfolio. Include a biographical sketch including education, professional experience, and design awards received. Identify and describe proposed areas of responsibility and commitment to the subject project. Submit written narrative descriptions, graphics, or photographs (maximum five 8.5 inch x 11 inch sheets of paper per project) of not more than three recent designs, including dates of design completion and construction completion. (These may be in addition to the five designs submitted in response to (1) above.) Also, explain the role, if any, of the proposed lead designer in the projects described in response to (1) above. The narrative should include a discussion of design challenges and resolutions including how the designs responded to user requirements-30 points maximum. (3) Philosophy and Design Intent. State the following (maximum of two typewritten pages), (a) overall design philosophy; (b) methods for identifying, analyzing, integrating, and interpreting design parameters, including user's functional, operational, and technical requirements; (c) philosophy of creating a U.S. Embassy with a focus on any unique considerations because of its location; and (d) professional responsibility as the lead designer-10 points maximum. Step Two. In Step Two, the firms short-listed in Step One shall identify, and the Government shall evaluate, their entire project team, their designated lead designer, and all the consultants that will work on the project. Local consulting team members are encouraged to contribute, where appropriate, on unclassified areas of work. The design firms short-listed in Step One may form a project team by joining with other short-listed firms or other entities or individuals. To facilitate their efforts to identify the most highly qualified team members, the short-listed firms will be announced in FedBizOpps.Gov prior to the closing date for Step Two submissions. A maximum of 12 short-listed firms will be invited to submit a Standard Form 330 for their entire project team and interview as appropriate. Selection criteria, and the closing date for Step Two submissions, will be provided after the short-list is approved in Step One. Criteria will include, at a minimum, each project team's professional qualifications, experience and past performance, organization and management, and subcontracting plans. Step Three. A design competition, judged by a panel that includes outside professionals, and conducted with the assistance of a competition adviser, will constitute the final step in the selection process. The teams selected in Step Two for further consideration in Step Three (up to a maximum of six firms) will be notified in writing, and a package of information including project requirements, site information, procedural rules, submission requirements and evaluation criteria will be distributed and used to prepare the submissions for the design competition. A fixed stipend, in an amount yet to be determined, but intended to defray the costs of the design competition, will be provided to offerors submitting timely proposals that comply with the requirements for Step Three submissions. In order to be eligible for award of this contract, the successful contractor must possess a Defense Security Service (DSS) Secret Facility Clearance (FCL), with Secret safeguarding capability, issued in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), DOD 5220.22-M. Personnel requiring access to classified information contained in the Step Three design requirements package must possess Secret personnel security clearances. Certain design team subcontractors/consultants may also require FCLs and personnel security clearances for access to classified portions of the Step Three design requirements package. Contractors already possessing the necessary FCL should submit their appropriate Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code with their Step One submission. If a contractor making the Step Three short-list does not possess an Interim or Final Secret FCL, the Department of State will sponsor the uncleared firm for an FCL. Sponsorship does not guarantee that the firm will receive the clearance. Until short-listed firms have been issued the appropriate FCL, and received DSS approval to safeguard classified documents, they will not receive the classified portions of the Step Three project design requirements package. A period of 90 days from the date of sponsorship will be allowed for an uncleared contractor to obtain the necessary FCL. The Government will not be obligated to extend its competition schedule, if any short-listed sponsored firm has not been issued a FCL. Firms which form joint ventures must also comply with the above FCL requirements. Each entity comprising the joint venture must be issued an FCL, as well as the joint venture. Foreign firms are not eligible for FCLs. Only U.S. firms organized and operating in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, or a U.S. possession or trusted territory, are eligible for facility clearances. U.S. firms which are determined to be under Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) are not eligible for a FCL unless actions (as directed and approved by DSS) can be taken to effectively negate or reduce associated FOCI risks to an acceptable level. This process often takes more than the 90 days allotted for this competition. Information on the clearance process can be found on the DSS website, at http://www.dss.mil, under Industrial Security. Short-listed contractors may utilize non-U.S. firms as design team subcontractors on unclassified portions of the competition, however, the Department reserves the right to review and reject potential design team subcontractors for security reasons during the Step Two teaming review. A copy of the Prohibited Countries List, from which contractors may not choose design team members, can be obtained from the Contracting Officer listed in the last paragraph of this announcement. Firms being considered for award under this acquisition are limited to "United States Person" offerors, as defined in the Act. The offeror must complete and submit as part of its qualification package the pamphlet, Certifications Relevant to Public Law 99-399, Statement of Qualifications for Purpose of Section 402 of The Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986. (The pamphlet is attached to this announcement and may also be obtained from the Contracting Officer listed at the end of this notice.) If a joint venture is formed, the company having 51 percent or greater interest in the JV must be the one completing the pamphlet. This is a pass/fail evaluated area. Submissions from offerors who do not receive a pass rating will not be further evaluated. This is not a request for proposals. Since a contract may result in an award over $500,000, large businesses shall be required to submit a small business subcontracting plan prior to contract award. The DOS Fiscal Year 2009 subcontracting goals are: small business 49.6%; small disadvantaged business 5.0%; women-owned business 5.0%; HUBZone business 3.0%; and service disabled veteran business 3.0%. The North American Industry Classification System code is 541310, $4.5 million average. Selection shall be in accordance with the Brooks Act, P.L. 92-582 (40 U.S.C. 1101-1104). Design firms that meet the above-listed requirements, are invited to submit one original signature and two photocopies of the documents listed under the Step One evaluation criteria. All submissions listed in Step One (including the statement of qualifications of P.L. 99-399, and a description of the proposed legal relationship between A/E entities), must be received by 10:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on December 3, 2008. Requests for clarification must be submitted, in writing, to Mr. Brian Mulcahy, not later than 2:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on November 19, 2008. The e-mail address to submit clarification questions is mulcahybf@state.gov. U.S. Postal Service mailing address: Mr. Brian Mulcahy, U.S. Department of State, A/LM/AQM/FDCD, Room L-600, P.O. Box 9115, Arlington, VA 22219. Courier address (Federal Express, UPS, etc): Mr. Brian Mulcahy, U.S. Department of State, Office of Logistics Management, 1701 North Fort Myer Drive, Room L-600, Arlington, VA 22209. Note: The Post Office does not deliver to 1701 N. Fort Myer Drive.

RFI - Determination of Eligibility for Banneker Park and 10th Street Washingtron, DC

National Capital Planning Commission, Office of Administration | Published June 19, 2013  -  Deadline July 5, 2013
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Request for Information Determination of Eligibility for Banneker Park and 10th Street Washington, DC This is a Request for Information (RFI) solely for planning and general budgeting purposes; it does not constitute a formal solicitation, Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue a formal solicitation. Responders are advised that the U.S. Government will not pay any cost incurred in response to this RFI and all costs associated with responding will be solely at the interested parties' expense. The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), in partnership with other federal agencies and the Government of the District of Columbia (DC), seeks to evaluate the historic significance of Banneker Park and the 10th Street Corridor in order to determine whether either site is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The purpose of this RFI is not to evaluate qualifications or cost proposals, but to obtain feedback from professional practitioners so as to understand what the cost would be to complete two separate determinations of eligibility DOE). The scopes of work described in this RFI may ultimately be contracted either as one or two contracts. Responders should include a cost for the DOE for Banneker Park and a separate cost for the DOE for the 10th Street Corridor. Responders should also include a project approach and methodology to complete the proposed scopes of work. This RFI describes two scopes of work - one scope of work addresses a Determination of Eligibility (DOE) Form for Banneker Park and the second scope of work addresses a DOE for the 10th Street Corridor. NCPC will serve as lead agency and coordinate the work of the selected consultant, and will partner with the National Park Service (NPS), the U.S. General Services Administration, and the District of Columbia State Historic Preservation Officer (DC SHPO) on both DOEs. Work that has been completed to date is summarized within this RFI in order to provide a context for what remains to be done and what the current effort will entail. Information submitted in response to this RFI will become the property of NCPC. We reserve the right to accept, reject, or use without obligation or compensation any information submitted in response to this RFI. The information provided in this RFI is all the information the Government has available at this time. There are no additional specifications, drawings, bid packages, or source lists available. RFI responses must be received no later than July 5, 2013, at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time. All interested parties must respond to this notice by email at bizops@ncpc.gov. Background In January 2013, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) adopted the SW Ecodistrict Plan: A Vision for a More Sustainable Future (SW Ecodistrict Plan). The SW Ecodistrict Plan is a comprehensive forward-looking approach to urban sustainability and redevelopment focused on SW Washington, DC. The plan includes neighborhood and environmental strategies including four focus areas that organize site specific recommendations. One of the focus areas is the 10th Street Corridor and Benjamin Banneker Park (also referred to as Banneker Park in this scope of work) (Figure 1). The plan envisions 10th Street and Banneker Park as an inviting civic corridor connecting the National Mall and Smithsonian Museums to the southwest waterfront. Objectives for the 10th Street Corridor and Banneker Park include: •· Design 10th Street as a walkable, vibrant mixed-use cultural corridor •· Create a setting along the corridor and at Banneker Park befitting a national cultural destination, to serve as an extension of the National Mall •· Program the corridor for daily activity and for special exhibitions and events •· Design the corridor to serve as the energy and water management spine of the Ecodistrict •· Use the lower level of 10th Street to accommodate energy, water, and parking infrastructure •· Showcase state of the art urban design and environmental practices to increase public awareness Historically, the 10th Street Corridor was a neighborhood that serviced the active shipping industry along the Potomac River. In the mid-20th century during the era of urban renewal, 10th Street was altered into a large plaza-like street (L'Enfant Promenade) and a park with an overlook constructed at the southern terminus of the street, formally named Benjamin Banneker Park in 1971. I.M. Pei, the architect, and Dan Kiley, the landscape architect, designed L'Enfant Plaza, the private mixed-use complex fronting on 10th Street and the park. While Pei and Kiley are considered modern masters in their respective disciplines, the vistas associated with 10th Street and the park are identified as non-contributing elements in the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the L'Enfant Plan of the City of Washington due to the alterations Pei and Kiley made in the mid-20th century. However, the significance of Pei and Kiley's work has not been evaluated for its contribution to the redevelopment of Washington, DC during the period of urban renewal. Prior to implementing the vision for 10th Street and Banneker Park as described in the SW Ecodistrict Plan, additional analysis is required in order to evaluate the historic significance of the 10th Street Corridor and Banneker Park within the context of the urban renewal period. Work Completed Several historical studies will assist in completing two separate DOEs - one DOE for Banneker Park and one DOE for the 10th Street corridor. These studies are listed below. -Historic American Building Survey, Southwest Washington, Urban Renewal Area (2004) In 2004, the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) completed a report on the history of Southwest Washington and urban renewal. This written report provides a history of the efforts behind urban renewal in Washington, DC for the area bounded by Independence Avenue, Washington Avenue, South Capitol Street, Canal Street, P Street, Maine Avenue & Washington Channel, 14th Street, D Street, and 12th Street. This document provides a broad overview of the planning efforts behind urban renewal in general with some specific information related to Banneker Park and 10th Street. -DC Modern: A Context for Modernism in the District of Columbia, 1945-1976 (2009) In 2009, the District of Columbia State Historic Preservation Office completed DC Modern: A Context for Modernism in the District of Columbia, 1945-1976. The study examines the Modern Movement of architecture in Washington, D.C., concentrating on buildings and landscapes designed and built between 1945 and 1976. The document identifies the architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, and clients who supported Modernism in the city and documents the social, political, economic, and artistic forces that shaped the movement. The study locates notable examples of the Modern Movement in Washington and illustrates their influence on the continuing evolution of architecture within the city. - Federal Office Building 6, Department of Education, Lyndon Baines Johnson Building- Determination of Eligibility (2011) The U.S. General Services Administration completed a DOE for FOB 6 (LBJ Building) in 2011. GSA determined that the building was eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and the District of Columbia State Historic Preservation Officer concurred with that finding. The building was found eligible under Criteria A as the first federal office building constructed specifically as part of the Southwest Urban Renewal Plan. The building was also found eligible under Criteria C as a representative example of Modern (International style) architecture and for its integration of the landscape design with the design of the building. -Federal Office Building 10B, Wilbur Wright Building- Determination of Eligibility (2011) The U.S. General Services Administration completed a DOE for FOB 10B (Wilbur Wright Building) in 2011. GSA determined that the building was eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and the District of Columbia State Historic Preservation Officer concurred with that finding. The building was found eligible under Criteria A for its association with urban renewal. In addition, the building was found eligible under Criterion C as a successful example of the adaptation of the International Style to the specific requirements of federal design in Washington, DC. Given its direct associations with the Wilbur Wright Building, the Orville Wright Building was also found eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. -U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Robert C. Weaver Federal Building The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is listed in the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria C. Designed by Marcel Breuer, the building is an exceptional Modern-era design and was constructed between 1965 and 1968. It was the first Federal project in the nation's capital built under the 1962 "Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture," which codified the use of quality design for Federal buildings. - Miscellaneous Research Materials Through work on the SW Ecodistrict Plan, NCPC has gathered research materials (articles, studies, photographs, etc.) that may be useful in the development of the historic context statement. These materials will be made available to any selected consultant. Current/On-going Work -Benjamin Banneker Park Cultural Landscape Inventory (National Park Service) The National Park Service is in the process of completing a Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) for Banneker Park. A Draft CLI is anticipated to be complete by September 2013 and therefore the CLI and DOE for Banneker Park should be coordinated. Information gathered for the CLI should inform the DOE by providing an inventory of the existing conditions. -Forrestal Building Determination of Eligibility (U.S. General Services Administration) The U.S. General Services Administration is in the process of preparing a DOE for the Forrestal Building. Note that the above projects and studies are not meant to be an exhaustive list of resources or the only resources used to complete the DOE for Banneker Park and the 10th Street Corridor. The purpose of identifying these documents is to provide an idea of the work completed to date that may be useful as responders identify a project approach and research methodology. Scope of Work for Banneker Park The scope of work includes finalizing the DOE for Banneker Park. A DOE for Benjamin Banneker Park was completed for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 2012. USACE determined that Banneker Park was not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. However, the DC SHPO did not concur with the USACE determination and stated that additional research and coordination with the National Park Service would be needed before a final DOE could be made. The DC SHPO requested additional contextual research regarding the L'Enfant Promenade, the redevelopment of SW Washington DC, and clarification about the contributions of landscape architect Dan Kiley and architect I.M. Pei. The DC SHPO also highlighted that because Banneker Park is less than 50 years old, a strong case for "exceptional importance" is required to meet Criteria Consideration G. Both the DOE and DC SHPO response is available for review. The following tasks will be required. •1. Historical Research and Preparation of Historic Context Statement •a. Conduct sufficient contextual research to augment and complete the DOE for Banneker Park. This research must be sufficient to place Banneker Park within the history of the redevelopment of 10th Street and SW Washington, DC and the context of Dan Kiley's work . The design of Banneker Park must be seen in the context of the overall planning effort for the redevelopment of SW Washington and in particular the plan approved by NCPC in 1956 and the subsequent implementation of that plan. •2. Field Survey •a. Conduct a physical survey of Banneker Park to evaluate its integrity and determine National Register of Historic Places eligibility. Note that information from the NPS Cultural Landscape Inventory (scheduled to be completed in September 2013) should be available to be incorporated into the DOE. •b. Banneker Park should be evaluated as a landscape and landscape characteristics that may be required to be documented include the following: natural systems and features, spatial organization, land use, topography, vegetation, circulation systems, views and vistas, buildings and structures, constructed water features, small-scale features (street furniture), and any other resources as identified by project stakeholders. •c. Record all elements and landscape characteristics through written and photographic documentation, identify character-defining features, and provide graphics/maps indicating location of all elements recorded. •3. Determine NRHP eligibility and Prepare DOE Prepare a DOE for Banneker Park. The DOE must evaluate the resource against National Register of Historic Places criteria (including Criterion G, if applicable). •a. Draft DOE for Agency Review - As noted above, a DOE for Banneker Park has been drafted and therefore, the current effort will build upon that document. The DOE will follow the format of and include all the information required for a District of Columbia State Historic Preservation Office DOE Form. Coordination with NPS and the DC SHPO will be required. The DOE should include a detailed physical description of Banneker Park and the identification of character-defining features; historic context statement; statement of significance; and assessment of integrity. In addition, any photographic documentation of existing conditions as well as historic plans, photographs, and images that are used to evaluate the significance of the site should be included in the DOE. •b. Draft DOE for Public Comment - NCPC will compile comments from all agencies (NPS, GSA, DC SHPO, etc.) on DOE and submit to consultant. Following receipt of comments from NCPC, consultant will revise Draft DOE prior to issuance for public comment. NCPC will post revised DOE on its website for public comment. •c. Final DOE - Following close of public comment period, consultant will respond to all comments received and revise DOE prior to issuing final document. Final document is subject to approval of NCPC and DC SHPO. •4. Meetings and Schedule •a. Kick off meeting - Attend 1 kick off meeting with NCPC and other stakeholders to discuss scope, project approach and methodology, and schedule. (Work is anticipated to be complete within 6-8 months of the kick off meeting.) •b. Attend up to 3 additional meetings with NCPC and project stakeholders as needed. Meeting may be required after the Draft DOE for Agency review is completed and prior to release of DOE for public comment. Following the public comment period, a meeting may be required to discuss public comments received. •5. Deliverables •a. Draft DOE for Agency Review •b. Draft DOE for Public Comment •c. Final DOE •d. All research materials, photographs, and documentation collected to complete final DOE. Scope of Work for 10th Street Corridor The current scope of work includes researching and writing a DOE for the 10th Street Corridor. The following tasks will be required. •1. Historical Research and Preparation of Historic Context Statement •a. Conduct research and prepare a historic context statement for the 10th Street Corridor. This task includes research and the preparation of a historic context statement documenting the history of the design and planning efforts behind 10th Street in the context of the 1950s and period of urban renewal. Historic context should also discuss the street's original configuration, width, and physical condition in order to gauge how much the street has been modified. Discussion of how the current street relates to the L'Enfant Plan should be included. Research must be sufficient to write a historic context statement that will be used in the evaluation of the corridor against National Register of Historic Places criterion. •2. Field Survey •b. Conduct a physical survey of the 10th Street Corridor to evaluate its integrity and determine National Register of Historic Places eligibility. •c. 10th Street should be evaluated as a landscape and landscape characteristics that may be required to be documented include the following: natural systems and features, spatial organization, land use, topography, vegetation, circulation systems, views and vistas, buildings and structures, constructed water features, small-scale features (street furniture), and any other resources as identified by project stakeholders. •d. Record all elements and landscape characteristics through written and photographic documentation, identify character-defining features, and provide graphics/maps indicating location of all elements recorded. •3. Determine NRHP eligibility and Prepare DOE Prepare a DOE for the 10th Street Corridor. The DOE must evaluate the resource against National Register of Historic Places criteria (including Criterion G, if applicable) and follow the format of and include all the information required for a District of Columbia State Historic Preservation Office DOE Form. •a. Draft DOE for Agency Review - The Draft DOE shall include a detailed narrative description of the 10th Street Corridor and identification of character-defining features; historic context statement; statement of significance; and assessment of integrity. In addition, any photographic documentation of existing conditions as well as historic plans, photographs, and images that are used to evaluate the significance of the site should be included in the DOE. Coordination with the DC SHPO will be required and coordination with the District Department of Transportation may be required to complete the Draft DOE. •b. Draft DOE for Public Comment - NCPC will compile comments from all agencies (DDOT, NPS, GSA, DC SHPO, etc.) on DOE and submit to consultant. Following receipt of comments from NCPC, consultant will revise Draft DOE prior to issuing document for public comment. NCPC will post revised DOE on its website for public comment. •c. Final DOE - Following close of public comment period, consultant will respond to all comments received and revise DOE prior to issuing final document. Final document is subject to approval of NCPC and DC SHPO. •4. Meetings and Schedule •a. Kick off meeting - Attend 1 kick off meeting with NCPC and other stakeholders to discuss scope, project approach and methodology, and schedule. (Work is anticipated to be complete within 6-8 months of the kick off meeting.) •b. Attend up to 3 additional meetings with NCPC and project stakeholders as needed. Progress meeting may be required to discuss findings of research and application of National Register criteria prior to release of Draft DOE for Agency review. Meeting may be required after the Draft DOE for Agency review is completed and prior to release of DOE for public comment. Following the public comment period, a meeting may be required to discuss public comments received prior to issuing final DOE. •5. Deliverables •e. Draft DOE for Agency Review •f. Draft DOE for Public Comment •g. Final DOE •h. All research materials, photographs, and documentation collected to complete final DOE. Professional Qualifications The consultant shall ensure that principal project personnel meet appropriate professional qualifications in the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Standards formerly located at 36 CFR Part 61, and now located at http://www.nps.gov/history/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm. All work shall be performed and deliverables produced in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Preservation Planning.

C--Multi-Discipline Design and Construction Phase Services as it Relates to Design, Brooks Act Procured, in support of Military Projects within the Southwest Region.

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 10, 2011  -  Deadline March 14, 2011
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: a. General: This requirement is being advertised for up to two awards as an UNRESTRICTED Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), for various Architect Engineer (AE) services, construction phase services (CPS) as it relates to the design, professional services, and design services required under this indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract. These awards are to support various Military Design and Construction Projects which are generally within, but not limited to the Southwest Region. It will allow the flexibility to share capacity with other Corps Districts, outside SWD boundaries, and other Federal agencies in unique cases, but primarily for the Fort Worth District, at Fort Bliss, TX, and White Sands Missile Range, NM, in accordance with PL 582, Brooks AE Act, and implemented in FAR Part 36.6. The Southwest Region refers to the geographic area encompassing the States of AR, AZ, CA, LA, NM, NV, OK, and TX. A firm will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. North American Industrial Classification System Code applicable to this project is 541330, Engineering Services, which has a size standard of $4,500,000, $4.5M, in average annual receipts and corresponds to SIC Code 8711. This announcement is OPEN TO ALL BUSINESSES regardless of size. The initial contract is anticipated to be awarded on or about April 2011. Two IDIQ contract(s) may be awarded from this single announcement for an estimated value of $47.5M each with a minimum guarantee amount of $10,000 each for each contracts, for a three year base period and two one-year option periods for a total term of five years. The Government anticipates awarding task orders between $3K to $2,000,000. Some task orders may be above the estimated upper limit of the range. There is no guaranteed amount for the two one year option periods. Only Architect or Engineering firms may compete for this contract per FAR 36.6. Price will not be used as a criterion for selection. Notice Organizational Conflict of Interest. The work to be performed may create an actual or potential organizational conflict of interest on future acquisitions. Offerors should refer to FAR subpart 9.5 - ORGANIZATIONAL AND CONSULTANT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. An organizational conflict of interest can arise when a contractor possesses an economic incentive that renders it unable, or potentially unable, to provide impartial assistance or advice; or an unfair competitive advantage in obtaining a contract as the result of access to nonpublic information about a competitor or procurement. When an organizational conflict of interest arises it can have serious implications for the contractor that can range from disclosure obligations to disqualification from an award. Accordingly, some restrictions on the future activities of the contractor and its subcontractors may be required. And, these restrictions may include prohibiting the contractor or its subcontractors from participating in a contract or a task order. The contractor or their subs may not be part of the Design Builders engineers and architects of record on future contracts. A contractor which participates in preparing design drawings or documents for future construction contracts may be prohibited from providing CPS for that contract. However, in future procurements, the contractor or its subcontractors may request a determination of its ability to participate in a particular procurement from the Contracting Officer. In the event this contract is used to develop design build supporting documents for use in a design build acquisition (FAR 36.302), the prime AE and sub consultants shall be prohibited from teaming with design build firms to compete in final design build construction solicitation in accordance with FAR 9.505-2. Proposals submitted for procurements or services for which the contractor or its subcontractor is later determined to have an organizational conflict of interest shall be submitted at the risk of the contractor or its subcontractors. b. Nature of Work: The services necessary for each requirement will be negotiated and awarded as individual task orders. The Architect Engineer (AE) shall furnish all personnel, labor, services, materials, supplies, office space, and supervision required to fully complete each task order. The AE firm(s) will act as an independent contractor and not as an agent of the U.S. Government and shall in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract furnish all labor and supervisory management required for the performance of the work that will be described in separately issued task order scopes of work. Task Orders issued against the contract awarded under this announcement may be used by other Corps of Engineers offices and other Department of Defense agencies. c. Contract Award Procedure: The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm Fixed Price Contract which may also include Time & Material items. Task Orders issued against the contracts awarded under this announcement may be used by other Corps of Engineers offices. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Register via the CCR Internet site at http://www.ccr.gov If a large business firm is selected for this announcement, it must comply with the FAR 52.219-9 clause regarding the requirement for a subcontracting plan on that part of the work it intends to subcontract. The subcontracting goals for the Fort Worth District which will be considered in the negotiation of this acquisition are: (1) at least 50.0% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with small businesses (SB); (2) at least 17.0% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB); (3) at least 18.0% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Women-Owned SB (WOSB); (4) at least 4.0% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned SB; (5) at least 10.0% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with HUBZone SB, and at least 8.5% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Veteran-Owned SB. Additional Subcontracting Goal Considerations: Although the Department of the Army has not assigned goals in the subcontracting category of HBCU/MI, note that both the ISR and SSR Forms for subcontract reporting require "other than small" prime contractors to include HBCU/MI. Therefore, the following guidance is provided: In support of the HBCU/MI Program, contracts awarded that provide for HBCU/MI subcontracting opportunities should include a HBCU/MI subcontracting goal consistent with the anticipated subcontracting opportunities associated with work HBCU/MIs perform. The plan is not required as part of this submittal, but will be required with the fee proposal of the firm selected for negotiations. Before a small disadvantaged business is proposed as a potential subcontractor, they must be certified by the Small Business Administration and registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. Failure of a proposed small disadvantaged business to be certified by the Small Business Administration at the time the SF 330 is submitted will result in their elimination as a proposed subcontractor. Professional Labor Rates will only be increased once every 12 months and any task order issued at any time within the 12-month period must use the rates of the period in which the task order is executed by the Contracting Officer. New rates go into effect only at the end of the 12 month period. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm Fixed Price contract. d. Program Intent: The AE firm(s) will act as an independent contractor and not as an agent of the U.S. Government and shall in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract furnish all labor and supervisory management required for the performance of the work that will be described in separately issued task order scopes of work. The task orders under the IDIQ contracts for design and construction phase services are required to support the military program and may include tasks supporting projects not yet in construction. Site design work under the Military Construction program for the Fort Bliss Expansion will be accomplished using the Land Development Engineering model developed for this size program on infrastructure and the Center for Standardization (COS) designs for the primary facilities. To accomplish the site and infrastructure work, the service of a firm experienced in site design and Land Development Engineering (LDE) is desired. The use of the terms AE firm and LDE will be synonymous throughout this announcement. The LDE will become integrated in the government Project Delivery Team. Task Orders issued under this contract will encompass all aspects of site development, site design, and the site integration. The LDE will also provide man power to assist the Government with project management and construction management services. The AE must be able to provide design support and consultant services in various combinations of architectural, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical disciplines. The AE may be required to perform all or part of the following construction management, Request For Proposal preparation, design-bid-build efforts, and infrastructure design and development services. The specific nature of the work to be performed will be as contained within the individual task order scopes of work (SOW). If construction management services are required for new construction, renovation, repair, and maintenance of government facilities and infrastructure construction, construction management services include, but are not limited to, quality assurance during construction, program management of construction team, technical services, assessing technical requirements ,design during construction, ensure quality standards are met, allocate resources and direct LDE team effort, Develop LDE specific procedures and training programs, assist in development operation and implementation to meet objectives, review material submittals, review of LEED documentation during design and construction, provide training for LEED during construction, review of as-built drawings, manuals, operating instructions, and other such materials required by the construction contract; constructability reviews of design drawings and specifications. Additional Program Information: The Corps of Engineers' Centers of Standardization (COS) will be used for the construction of barracks, dining facilities, company operation facilities, headquarters buildings, vehicle maintenance shops, unit and ammunition storage facilities, aviation facilities, and equipment parking areas and other features of the program. Under the COS process, Districts within the Corps of Engineers are assigned certain types of facilities and are responsible for awarding Design Build IDC contracts for their assigned type of facility. When there is a requirement for a particular facility the LDE team may be asked to assist in the development of the Request for Proposal and any other work in support of the award of a construction task order to acquire the required facilities. The COS will assist with the administration of the task order to include design reviews, submittals modifications, and maintain responsibility for keeping up with the current standards and criteria for their facility types. The LDE will integrate and coordinate all infrastructure and site development facilities for each site. The LDE may also be tasked to coordinate and work with the COS standard model RFP. e. Place of Performance: The majority of the AE staff directly supporting the USACE Program Director, the Project Managers, and the associated construction office team through project integration and construction management services shall be located in the general proximity where the construction is being accomplished. In some cases, the on-site LDE staff may be housed in government furnished office space. The physical location of the design team and those team members not directly supporting the onsite work can be located per the A E's preference. The LDE will be responsible for the costs and will be required to provide their own office accommodations for the on-site LDE staff (or where the work is being accomplished.) The LDE must furnish their employee's transportation. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: As projects are received for execution, task orders will be awarded under this contract for the desired AE services. Anticipated projects are primarily site design, site development, site or project integration, program and, project management for the Military Construction Program executed within Southwest Region Boundaries (primarily for the Fort Worth District). It is anticipated that a large portion of this work will be for projects at Fort Bliss, TX and White Sands, NM. Site or project integration refers to the coordination of utilities and land use, design and construction and scheduling of all infrastructure and temporary and permanent facilities within the program footprint. All work must be done by or under the direct supervision of licensed Professional Engineers or Architects. Architectural Engineering (AE) firms are required to perform presentations, studies, investigations, surveys, site planning, project controls, scheduling, technical reviews, site development, site design, site integration, construction management, and development of construction documents in support of the Military Construction Program. Typical work may include, but is not limited to: a) the preparation of plans, specifications, and design analysis; b) development of cost estimating, cost management, quality control and quality assurance plans; c) construction management, oversight and quality assurance; d) overall Project Management; e) completion of technical reviews, economic analysis, planning, and environmental studies and reports; f) development of planning and programming documentation; g) Environmental studies, surveys and abatement design services; h) sustainable design solutions to comply with LEED. Projects may comprise the design of various site improvements, preparation of drawings for the demolition and alterations of existing facilities, design of roadways, bridges, and streets, paving, pedestrian circulation walkways and trails, tank trails, military airfield pavements, and infrastructure (water, sewer, underground power, gas, sanitary sewer, offsite water supply, water distribution lines, irrigation, electrical substations, exterior lighting with distribution, communication and information systems, and aircraft fuel distribution and storage systems). Coordination of utilities with vertical building construction projects associated with military installations includes but is not limited to barracks, Brigade and Battalion headquarters, dining facilities, company operations facilities, vehicle maintenance shops, access control points, deployment operations storage, aviation maintenance facilities, arms rooms, oil storage buildings, hazardous material storage, dispatch facilities, wash platforms, covered storage sheds, airfield aprons and runways, aviation unit operations buildings, aircraft maintenance hangar, above ground fuel storage, avionics maintenance facilities and other buildings as required. Design or coordination with other government organizations may include but is not limited to medical facilities, fire stations, and facilities for the Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) and the Army Morale Welfare and Recreational (MWR) Activity. Design and site planning may include but not limited to landscaping, architectural renderings, electronic communications, environmental or EPA regulatory considerations including storm water pollution prevention plans and Section 404 Permit considerations. Design efforts include streets and roadways, traffic and street lighting, airfield aprons, paving, tank trails, grading and drainage, water storage tower, chorination systems, parking lot and associated lighting, utilities and pedestrian circulation trails. Services will include work related to the site plan, area development guide, phasing plans, infrastructure engineering, creations and maintenance of the Geographic Information System (GIS) database, completion of topographic and or boundary surveys, completion of subsurface geotechnical investigations, testing; creation and maintenance of a secured webpage, a 4D integration model with timeline, as built surveys of existing and new improvements, storm drainage improvements and retention pond design, erosion control and storm water improvements, lot and or block horizontal control plans with phasing, mobilization plans, and lay-down areas, composite improvement plans, and outlook and economic analysis of local and regional construction market conditions as related to cost and availability of labor, materials and equipment. Design solutions shall meet customer requirements, program and project requirements, sustainable LEED rating, construction specifications, technical analysis of the submittals on proposals. The AE, as the Land Development Engineer (LDE), may be required to provide professional services at the construction program office in support of the Corps of Engineers staff. The AE shall participate in design and construction activities which may include value engineering services, contractor submittal reviews, quality assurance, numerous meetings, workshops, and planning, programming, or design charrettes. The AE may compose and lead Command, project and public briefings, presentations, and meetings. Project deliverables may include engineering studies and reports, topographic surveys, environmental surveys and investigations, soil borings, samples for testing, boring logs, CADD produced plans, specifications prepared utilizing Specsintact (government furnished software), construction cost estimates prepared utilizing MCACES or MII (government furnished software), design analysis reports, presentations, schedules prepared utilizing the Construction Contractor module of RMS (QCS) format compatible with the scheduling required in the COS RFPs, phasing plan and 4D integration models, a maintained GIS database, and a functional webpage. All deliverables are required in hard copy and electronic files on electronic media. Coordination shall include but not limited to coordinating NEPA requirements, and other environmental studies, investigations, surveys including wetlands, water of the U.S., topographic and or boundary surveys. Coordination will be maintained with local, state, and Federal agencies and with the utility providers, including utility tie in points, easements and rights of way. Coordination will also be maintained with the installation, the Corps of Engineers, utility providers, the area offices, Project Managers, design-build contractors, and other design-bid-build contractors on site. LDE project and program managers may be, frequently, requested to provide information, graphics, powerpoints, or technical analysis on program matters during project execution to meet program data calls. These requests may be required to be prepared in an expeditious and timely manner. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion). Criteria: (a) through (f) are primary criteria; items (g) through (i) are secondary and are used as tie-breakers among technically equal firms. (a) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE: (Ensure that all special experience requirements are reflected on appropriate personnel resumes at Section E, Part I, SF 330 and all SF 330 submittals are numbered to correspond to the numbering shown in this synopsis, e.g., type in the requirement and then type in your response): (1) Firms must demonstrate recent experience (within the past 5 years) and significant experience in projects including multi-use facilities and multiple concurrent design contracts with emphasis on large urban design and land development, architectural themes, guidelines, and architectural integration, major and complex utility systems, infrastructure, drainage, grading, design, service/command unique requirements, value engineering, sustainable design requirements related to site, and environmental issues. (2) Firms must demonstrate specialized experience in Construction Management including complex project scheduling and infrastructure and facility integration with multiple project sites, trouble shooting, technical analysis, design and construction phasing of infrastructure and impacts on multiple facility footprint, construction oversight and coordination. (3) Firms must demonstrate experience in information, document, and communication management, control, and the utilization of current software for data collection, data management, data analysis, data presentation and decision making (i.e. GIS webpage, electronic databases, project management software, change control systems, filing systems, and systems that allow access to technical documentation). (4) Firms must demonstrate experience and technical competence with respect to cost control, project controls (to direct and manage development and implementation of key project control requirements such as master scheduling, field scheduling support, and document control management), quality assurance and compliance with the performance schedule for complex and large multi phase, multi-million dollar program. (5) Firms must demonstrate site design and construction integration between infrastructure and facilities experience in planned communities. (6) Firms must demonstrate corporate and individual experience in leadership and management of Sustainable Design between various parties to attain LEED compliance and provide sample projects or programs that have been LEED certified. Firms must also demonstrate success in prescribing the use of recovered materials, achieving waste reduction, pollution prevention, energy efficiency and conservation in facility design. Coordinate efforts between multiple stakeholders to achieve LEED compliance in a complex program footprint. (7) Firms must demonstrate experience in coordinating with multiple teams; manage multiple task orders, customers, agencies, and contractors. (8) Firms must demonstrate experience in programming and master planning including urban and regional planning and New Urbanism. (9) Firms must demonstrate the ability to prepare specifications using the Government the Government furnished program, Specsintact, and Construction cost estimates by using Government furnished programs, MCACES or MII. Design Team members must demonstrate prior experience in the use of MCACES. (10) Firms must demonstrate the ability to submit drawings in AutoCAD and MicroStation utilizing current versions (11) Firms must demonstrate experience in 4D visualization capabilities for use in presentations and as master planning and design tools. Demonstrate a maximum of ten examples within the past 5 years. (b) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION AND CAPABILITIES: The Design Team will require, (either in house or through consultant) as a minimum, the following: One Program Manager, two Project Managers, one Project Controls Manager, one Scheduling Manager, one Safety Officer, one Physical Planner, One Registered Architect, two Registered Landscape Architects, two Registered Electrical Engineers, one Registered Mechanical Engineer, three Registered Civil Engineers, one Registered Structural Engineer, Technical Writer with a professional degree in Engineering or Architecture, two LEED accredited professionals familiar with compliance of sustainability requirements during design and construction, two certified environmental survey personnel (asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.), two environmental design personnel (asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.), one Value Engineer, two experienced MCACES or MII Cost Estimators, one Registered Communications Distribution Designer, one Registered Surveyor and survey crew, a GIS Specialist, CADD expert, a geologist or soils engineer and geotechnical drill rig and crew to collect soil borings and samples, and a Corps certified testing lab (Geotech and Environmental-asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.). NONE of the required personnel can be dual disciplined, i.e. a separate employee must be on the Design Team for each stated requirement above to meet the personnel required. The number of personnel are all estimated, more or less may be needed at any time depending on program needs and or requirements. Ensure that resumes are provided for each of the required Architects, Engineers, and other personnel specifically listed. Resumes shall include experience in the type of work as outlined in this solicitation. Resumes for the survey crew and drill crew are not required. Current Corps testing lab certification shall be submitted with the SF 330. Key staff submitted shall not be changed after award without the prior written approval of the Contracting Officer. In the event the selected firm decides to utilize personnel in the performance of this contract for which resumes were not submitted prior to award, the firm shall prior to the utilization of these personnel, submit their resumes to the Selection Board for approval. The qualifications of the submitted personnel must be equal to or better than those whose resumes were submitted. All key personnel shall be shown on the organizational chart in Section D of SF 330. Resumes shall be provided for the key personnel in Section E of SF 330. Resumes will address qualifications of key management personnel. Special note: This solicitation requires the resumes for the teams personnel involved in the recruiting, hiring, management, supervision and training of the professional personnel that will be provided. Submit resumes with SF330 of all personnel that are known at the time of the SF330 submittal and submit resumes for the professional personnel to be hired for this contract, once the personnel are identified. (c) PAST PERFORMANCE: Firms must demonstrate past performance with respect to cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Indication of favorable performance ratings, awards, and repeat clientele in Section H of SF 330 is recommended. Past performance will be based on ACASS ratings and other data presented by the offeror or as determined by the Government. The evaluation of this factor will be based on the past performance information from the previous six years. (d) CAPACITY: Firms must demonstrate adequate team capacity to coordinate, design, and manage multiple task orders concurrently meeting all program milestones. Firms must demonstrate adequate team capacity to perform five $2,000,000 task orders concurrently, and the ability to meet unforeseen schedule changes. (e) Firms must demonstrate experience in evaluating contractors' submittals and performing construction surveillance. (f) KNOWLEDGE OF LOCALITY: Firms must demonstrate familiarity with the Southwestern Region and their applicable architecture, building codes, environmental regulations, soil conditions, seismic requirements, regulatory agencies, and labor markets in the SWD areas, primarily Ft. Bliss, Texas. The following, items (g) through (i) are secondary criteria: (g) Volume of Department of Defense (DoD) contract awards and dollars over the past 12 months. In Section H, Part I, SF 330, firms must show their last 12 months DoD contract awards stated in dollars. (h) Geographic proximity of the project. Proximity of the team to the core project region defined as Texas/New Mexico. (i) SUBCONTRACTING: Firms must show the extent of participating of SB, SDB, WOSB, Service Disabled VOSB, VOSB and HUBZone SB in the proposed contract team, measured as a percentage of the estimated effort. The greater the participation, the greater the consideration will be for this factor. 4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: Submittals shall be sent to: US Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Andrew J. Nelson, Room 2A19, 819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-0300 (P.O. Box 17300). The time for submittal of the proposal is 2:00 pm central time on March 14, 2011. (a) Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one hard copy and one electronic copy (word or PDF) on a CD of SF 330 (6/2004 Edition) by the response date. Complete the SF 330, including Parts I and II, in accordance with the SF 330 instructions and additional instructions herein. Use no smaller than 10 point, Arial font. Front and back side use of a single page will count as 2 pages. Pages in excess of the maximums listed will not be used in evaluation of the selection criteria. Foldouts are not allowed and shall not be considered. Additional Instructions: SF 330, Part I, Section C, identify the discipline/service to be supplied by the Prime, Prime Branch offices as applicable and each consultant. Section E, provide brief resumes of the on-staff or consultant employees you intend to use to perform the work. Section F, a maximum of 10 projects for the total proposed team shall be provided. Specify the percentage and type of work each firm actually performed on each listed project. Section G, Block 26, include the firm and office location the person is associated with. The names of all individuals included in the resumes in Section E shall be listed in Block G-26 along with their firm location and their roles; even if example project experience in Block G-28 is not applicable. Also include Team Project Organization Chart in Part I, Section D indicating how each firm on the proposed team (prime, applicable prime branch offices and each subcontractor as identified in Part I, Section C) integrates into the composite team. Section H; provide a narrative to address each of the requirements, including subparagraphs, of items listed in Section 3, Selection Criteria, of this synopsis. Number your proposal paragraphs to correspond to the paragraphs in this synopsis. Type in the requirement listed in the synopsis then addresses the requirement. When addressing team capabilities; clarify planned capability, existing capability, and prior experiences, if any. Include any other relevant information including a short discussion of why the firm is especially qualified based upon the specific selection criteria listed in Section 3 herein. Under paragraph 3(g) above, provide an itemized summary of DoD awards to include Agency, Contract Number/Task Order No., and Project Title and amount. Note that award of Task Orders to Indefinite Delivery Contracts should be summarized as to the actual work performed on the Task Orders and list the Task Order award amounts by providing the dollar amount range of all Task Orders. Indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team. Do not exceed 20 pages for Section H. Pages in excess of the maximums listed will not be used in evaluation of the selection criteria. Foldouts are not allowed and shall not be considered. SF 330, Part II: Responding firms must submit a hard copy and electronic copy of a current and accurate SF 330, Part II for the specific prime, Joint Venture if applicable, as well as other offices of the prime and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work even if one is already on file. ALL PART IIs MUST BE SIGNED with original or copy of an electronic signature, (signed within the past 3 years is required), and dated. A firm may be rated as not qualified or ranked low if missing, confusing, conflicting, obsolete or obscure information prevents a board from reasonably determining that a firm demonstrates certain required qualifications. Indicate in Block 5b of each Part II if the firm is a Large Business, Small Business, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business or Woman-Owned Small Business. To be classified as a small business, a firm's average annual receipts or sales for the preceding three fiscal years must not exceed $4.5 million. It must contain information in sufficient detail to identify the team (prime, other offices of the prime firm and consultants, each office involved in performing the work under this announcement of the prime. The prime and consultants must provide a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number which may be requested from Dun and Bradstreet Information System (866-705-5711) or online at Dun & Bradstreet's Official Website: www.dnb.com . Each branch office and/or joint venture MUST have their own DUNS number (i.e., not the parent company DUNS number, but a DUNS number specific to the office performing the work) for both the prime and sub-consultants. ALL TIMELY SUBMITTALS RECEIVED WILL BE CONSIDERED. ORIGINAL AND ONE (1) COPY OF THE SF 330 Part I and Part II, WITH SIGNATURES, ARE REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED TO: US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT, PO BOX 17300, 819 TAYLOR STREET, FORT WORTH, TX 76102-0300 BY THE RESPONSE DATE TO BE CONSIDERED. POC for questions is email: Andrew.J.Nelson@usace.army.mil Plans and specifications will not be available in paper format or on compact disc. Contractors may view and/or download this solicitation and all amendments at the following internet address: www.fbo.gov . It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the FBO web site (using the above link) for amendments to the solicitation. Use of this website requires prior registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) databases. You may register with the CCR at http://www.ccr.gov/ . Once you've completed the CCR registration, you may register in FBO at www.fbo.gov . You must be registered with the CCR to receive a government contract award. This is not a request for proposal. Contracting Office Address: US Army Engineer District, Fort Worth, PO Box 17200/819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300. Place of Performance: US Army Engineer District, Fort Worth, PO Box 17300/819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300, Southwest Region (primarily for Fort Worth District, Fort Bliss, TX, and White Sands Missile Range, NM) (Southwest Region refers to States of: AR, AZ, CA, LA, NM, NV, OK, and TX).

C--Multi-Discipline Design and Construction Phase Services as it Relates to Design, Brooks Act Procured, in support of Military and Civil Work Projects within the Southwest Region (primarily for the Ft. Worth District).

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published May 28, 2010  -  Deadline June 28, 2010
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: a. General: This requirement is being advertised as an UNRESTRICTED Single Award Task Order Contract, SATOC, for various Architect Engineer (AE) services, construction phase services (CPS) as it relates to the design, professional services, and design services required under this indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract. The SATOC is to support various Military and some Civil Works Construction Projects which are generally within, but not limited to the Southwest Region. It will allow the flexibility to share capacity with other Corps Districts, outside South Western Division (SWD) boundaries, but primarily for the Fort Worth District, at Fort Bliss, TX, and White Sands Missile Range, NM, in accordance with PL 582, Brooks AE Act, and implemented in FAR Part 36.6. The Southwest Region refers to the geographic area encompassing the States of AR, AZ, CA, LA, NM, NV, OK, and TX. A firm will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. North American Industrial Classification System Code applicable to this project is 541330, Engineering Services, which has a size standard of $4,500,000, $4.5M, in average annual receipts and corresponds to SIC Code 8711. This announcement is OPEN TO ALL BUSINESSES regardless of size. The initial contract is anticipated to be awarded on or about October 2010. A single IDIQ contract may be awarded from this announcement, for a total cumulative estimated value of $95,000,000, $95M, with a minimum guarantee amount of $10,000, for a three year base period and two one year option periods for a total term of five years. The Government anticipates awarding task orders between $3K to $2,000,000. Some task orders may be above the estimated upper limit of the range. There is no guaranteed amount for the two one year option periods. The intent of this requirement is to award one contract for design and construction phase services as it relates to design and other projects under the $95M contract primarily for the Fort Bliss Expansion Program at Fort Bliss, TX, and for the program at White Sands Missile Range, NM. Only Architect or Engineering firms may compete for this contract per FAR 36.6. Price will not be used as a criterion for selection. Notice Organizational Conflict of Interest. The work to be performed may create an actual or potential organizational conflict of interest on future acquisitions. Offerors should refer to FAR subpart 9.5 ORGANIZATIONAL AND CONSULTANT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. An organizational conflict of interest can arise when a contractor possesses an economic incentive that renders it unable, or potentially unable, to provide impartial assistance or advice; or an unfair competitive advantage in obtaining a contract as the result of access to nonpublic information about a competitor or procurement. When an organizational conflict of interest arises it can have serious implications for the contractor that can range from disclosure obligations to disqualification from an award. Accordingly, some restrictions on the future activities of the contractor and its subcontractors may be required. And, these restrictions may include prohibiting the contractor or its subcontractors from participating in a contract or a task order. The contractor or their subs may not be part of the Design Builders Engineers and Architects of record on future contracts. A contractor which participates in preparing design drawings or documents for future construction contracts may be prohibited from providing CPS for that contract. However, in future procurements, the contractor or its subcontractors may request a determination of its ability to participate in a particular procurement from the Contracting Officer. In the event this contract is used to develop design build supporting documents for use in a design build acquisition (FAR 36.302), the prime AE and sub consultants shall be prohibited from teaming with design build firms to compete in final design build construction solicitation in accordance with FAR 9.505-2. Proposals submitted for procurements or services for which the contractor or its subcontractor is later determined to have an organizational conflict of interest shall be submitted at the risk of the contractor or its subcontractors. b. Nature of Work: The services necessary for each requirement will be negotiated and awarded as individual task orders. The Architect Engineer (AE) shall furnish all personnel, services, materials, supplies, office space, and supervision required to fully complete each task order. The AE firm(s) will act as an independent contractor and not as an agent of the U.S. Government and shall in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract furnish all labor and supervisory management required for the performance of the work that will be described in separately issued task order scopes of work. Task Orders issued against the contract awarded under this announcement may be used by other Corps of Engineers offices and other Department of Defense agencies. c. Contract Award Procedure: The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm Fixed Price Contract. Task Orders issued against the contract awarded under this announcement may be used by other Corps of Engineers offices. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Register via the CCR Internet site at http://www.ccr.gov. If a large business firm is selected for this announcement, it must comply with the FAR 52.219-9 clause regarding the requirement for a subcontracting plan on that part of the work it intends to subcontract. The subcontracting goals for the Fort Worth District which will be considered in the negotiation of this acquisition are: (1) at least 70.0% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with small businesses (SB); (2) at least 6.2% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB); (3) at least 7.0% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Women-Owned SB (WOSB); (4) at least 2.0% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned SB; (5) at least 9.8% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with HUBZone SB, and at least 3.5% of a contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Veteran-Owned SB. Additional Subcontracting Goal Considerations: Although the Department of the Army has not assigned goals in the subcontracting category of HBCU/MI, note that both the ISR and SSR Forms for subcontract reporting require other than small prime contractors to include HBCU/MI. Therefore, the following guidance is provided: In support of the HBCU/MI Program, contracts awarded that provide for HBCU/MI subcontracting opportunities should include a HBCU/MI subcontracting goal consistent with the anticipated subcontracting opportunities associated with work HBCU/MIs perform. The plan is not required as part of this submittal, but will be required with the fee proposal of the firm selected for negotiations. Before a small disadvantaged business is proposed as a potential subcontractor, they must be certified by the Small Business Administration and registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. Failure of a proposed small disadvantaged business to be certified by the Small Business Administration at the time the SF 330 is submitted will result in their elimination as a proposed subcontractor. The Service Contract Act will apply to this acquisition. Professional Labor Rates will only be increased once every 12 months and any task order issued at any time within the 12-month period must use the rates of the period in which the task order is executed by the Contracting Officer. New rates go into effect only at the end of the 12 month period. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm Fixed Price contract. d. Program Intent: The AE firm(s) will act as an independent contractor and not as an agent of the U.S. Government and shall in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract furnish all labor and supervisory management required for the performance of the work that will be described in separately issued task order scopes of work. Design and construction phase services as it relates to design are required to support construction activities and may include tasks supporting projects not yet in construction. The design work under the Military Construction program will be accomplished using the Land Development Engineering model developed for this size program on infrastructure and the Center for Standardization (COS) designs for the primary facilities. To accomplish the site and infrastructure work, the service of a firm experienced in site design and Land Development Engineering (LDE) is desired. The use of the terms AE firm and LDE will be synonymous throughout this announcement. The LDE will become integrated in the government Program Delivery Team. Task Orders issued under this contract will encompass all aspects of site development, site design, and the site integration. The LDE will also provide man power to assist the Government with project management and construction management services. The LDE must be able to provide design support and consultant services in various combinations of architectural, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical disciplines. The AE may be required to perform all or part of the following construction management, Request for Proposal preparation, design-bid-build efforts, and infrastructure design and development services. The specific nature of the work to be performed will be as contained within the individual task order scopes of work (SOW). If construction management services are required for new construction, renovation, repair, and maintenance of government facilities and infrastructure construction, construction management services (as it relates to design) include, but are not limited to, quality assurance during construction, program management of construction team, technical services, assessing technical requirements, design during construction, ensure quality standards are met, allocate resources and direct LDE team effort, Develop LDE specific procedures and training programs, assist in development operation and implementation to meet objectives, review material submittals, review of LEED documentation during design and construction, provide training for LEED during construction, review of as-built drawings, manuals, operating instructions, and other such materials required by the construction contract; constructability reviews of design drawings and specifications. Additional Program Information: The Corps of Engineers Centers of Standardization (COS) will be used for the construction of barracks, dining facilities, company operation facilities, headquarters buildings, vehicle maintenance shops, unit and ammunition storage facilities, aviation facilities, and equipment parking areas and other features of the program. Under the COS process, Districts within the Corps of Engineers are assigned certain types of facilities and are responsible for awarding Design Build IDC contracts for their assigned type of facility. When there is a requirement for a particular facility the LDE team may be asked to assist in the development of the Request for Proposal and any other work in support of the award of a construction task order to acquire the required facilities. The COS may assist with the administration of the task order to include design reviews, submittals modifications, and maintain responsibility for keeping up with the current standards and criteria for their facility types. The LDE will integrate and coordinate all infrastructure and site development facilities for each site. The LDE may also be tasked to coordinate and work with the COS standard model RFP. e. Place of Performance: The majority of the AE staff directly supporting the USACE Program Director, the Project Managers, and the associated construction office team through project integration and construction management services shall be located in the general proximity where the construction is being accomplished. In some cases, the on-site LDE staff will be housed in government furnished office space. The physical location of the design team and those team members not directly supporting the onsite work can be located per the A Es preference. The LDE will be responsible for the costs and will be required to provide their own office accommodations for the on-site LDE staff (or where the work is being accomplished). 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: As projects are received for execution, task orders will be awarded under this contract for the desired AE services. Anticipated projects are primarily site design, site development, site or project integration, and program/project management for the Military Construction Program executed within Southwest Region Boundaries (primarily for the Fort Worth District). It is anticipated that a large portion of this work will be for projects at Fort Bliss, TX. Site or project integration refers to the coordination of utilities and land use, design and construction and scheduling of all infrastructure and temporary and permanent facilities within the program footprint. All work must be done by or under the direct supervision of licensed Professional Engineers or Architects. Architectural Engineering (AE) firms are required to perform presentations, studies, investigations, surveys, site planning, project controls, scheduling, technical reviews, site development, site design, site integration, construction management, and development of construction documents in support of the Military Construction Program. Typical work may include, but is not limited to: a) the preparation of plans, specifications, and design analysis; b) development of cost estimating, cost management, quality control and quality assurance plans; c) construction management (as it relates to design), oversight and quality assurance; d) overall Project Management; e) completion of technical reviews, economic analysis, planning, and environmental studies and reports; f) development of planning and programming documentation; g) Environmental studies, surveys and abatement design services; h) sustainable design solutions to comply with LEED. Projects may comprise of the design of various site improvements, preparation of drawings for the demolition and alterations of existing facilities, design of roadways, bridges, and streets, paving, pedestrian circulation walkways and trails, tank trails, military airfield pavements, and infrastructure (water, sewer, underground power, gas, sanitary sewer, offsite water supply, water distribution lines, irrigation, electrical substations, exterior lighting with distribution, communication and information systems, and aircraft fuel distribution and storage systems). Coordination of utilities with vertical building construction projects associated with military installations includes but is not limited to barracks, Brigade and Battalion headquarters, dining facilities, company operations facilities, vehicle maintenance shops, access control points, deployment operations storage, aviation maintenance facilities, arms rooms, oil storage buildings, hazardous material storage, dispatch facilities, wash platforms, covered storage sheds, airfield aprons and runways, aviation unit operations buildings, aircraft maintenance hangar, above ground fuel storage, avionics maintenance facilities and other buildings as required. Design or coordination with other government organizations may include but is not limited to medical facilities, fire stations, and facilities for the Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) and the Army Morale Welfare and Recreational (MWR) Activity. Design and site planning may include but not limited to landscaping, architectural renderings, electronic communications, environmental or EPA regulatory considerations including storm water pollution prevention plans and Section 404 Permit considerations. Design efforts include streets and roadways, traffic and street lighting, airfield aprons, paving, tank trails, grading and drainage, water storage tower, chlorination systems, parking lot and associated lighting, utilities and pedestrian circulation trails. Services will include work related to the site plan, area development guide, phasing plans, infrastructure engineering, creations and maintenance of the Geographic Information System (GIS) database, completion of topographic and or boundary surveys, completion of subsurface geotechnical investigations, testing; creation and maintenance of a secured webpage, a 4D integration model with timeline, as built surveys of existing and new improvements, storm drainage improvements and retention pond design, erosion control and storm water improvements, lot and or block horizontal control plans with phasing, mobilization plans, and laydown areas, composite improvement plans, and outlook and economic analysis of local and regional construction market conditions as related to cost and availability of labor, materials and equipment. Design solutions shall meet customer requirements, program and project requirements, sustainable LEED rating, construction specifications, technical analysis of the submittals on proposals. The AE, as the Land Development Engineer (LDE), may be required to provide professional services at the construction program office in support of the Corps of Engineers staff. The AE shall participate in design and construction activities which may include value engineering services, contractor submittal reviews, quality assurance, numerous meetings, workshops, and planning, programming, or design charrettes. The AE may compose and lead Command, project and public briefings, presentations, and meetings. Project deliverables may include engineering studies and reports, topographic surveys, environmental surveys and investigations, soil borings, samples for testing, boring logs, CADD produced plans, specifications prepared utilizing Specsintact (government furnished software), construction cost estimates prepared utilizing MCACES or MII (government furnished software), design analysis reports, presentations, schedules prepared utilizing the Construction Contractor module of RMS (QCS) format compatible with the scheduling required in the COS RFPs, phasing plan and 4D integration models, a maintained GIS database, and a functional webpage. All deliverables are required in hard copy and electronic files on electronic media. Coordination shall include but not limited to coordinating NEPA requirements, and other environmental studies, investigations, surveys including wetlands, water of the U.S., topographic and or boundary surveys. Coordination will be maintained with local, state, and Federal agencies and with the utility providers, including utility tie in points, easements and rights of way. Coordination will also be maintained with the installation, the Corps of Engineers, utility providers, the Program Office, area offices, Project Managers, design-build contractors, and other design-bid-build contractors on site. LDE project and program managers may be, frequently, requested to provide information, graphics, PowerPoint, or technical analysis on program matters during project execution to meet program data calls. These requests may be required to be prepared in an expeditious and timely manner. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The firms rated most highly qualified will attend an in-person interview at the USACE Fort Worth District office. The interview will take place approximately seven (7) days after the Selection Board completes their evaluation. The primary presenter must be the proposed Program Manager although a maximum of three other critical and significant members of their team may assist. At this interview, the firms will be required to present information on: 1) The composition of the project team (i.e., present information on the qualifications of all firms on the team) and the respective roles and responsibilities of firms comprising the project team; 2) How the team will be effective, integrated, and managed by the prime contractor; 3) The goals, vision, overall approach that would benefit the execution of the program ; 4) The proposed significant contributions and qualifications of the key personnel identified in the submission; 5) The roles and responsibilities of each of the key personnel based on the requirements and tasks stated within the synopsis; 6) Related and relevant program and project experience of comparable size; and 7) Familiarity with the requirements of local, state and Federal governing agencies in the geographic area. Additional questions or items for discussion may be requested a minimum of a week prior to the presentation. Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion). Criteria: (a) through (f) are primary criteria; items (g) through (i) are secondary and are used as tie-breakers among technically equal firms. (a) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE: (Ensure that all special experience requirements are reflected on appropriate personnel resumes at Section E, Part I, SF 330 and all SF 330 submittals are numbered to correspond to the numbering shown in this synopsis, e.g., type in the requirement and then type in your response): (1) Firms must demonstrate recent experience (within the past 5 years) and significant experience in the design of large Land Development Engineering and Infrastructure Design projects including multi-use facilities and multiple concurrent design contracts with emphasis on large urban design and land development, architectural themes, guidelines, and architectural integration, major and complex utility systems, infrastructure, drainage, grading, design, service/command unique requirements, value engineering, sustainable design requirements related to site, and environmental issues. (2) Firms must demonstrate specialized experience in Construction Management including complex project scheduling and infrastructure and facility integration with multiple project sites, trouble shooting, technical analysis, design and construction phasing of infrastructure and impacts on multiple facility footprint, construction oversight and coordination. (3) Firms must demonstrate experience in information, document, and communication management, control, and the utilization of current software for data collection, data management, data analysis, data presentation and decision making (i.e. GIS webpage, electronic databases, project management software, change control systems, filing systems, and systems that allow access to technical documentation). (4) Firms must demonstrate experience and technical competence with respect to cost control, project controls (to direct and manage development and implementation of key project control requirements such as master scheduling, field scheduling support, and document control management), quality assurance and compliance with the performance schedule for complex and large multi phase, multi-million dollar program. (5) Firms must demonstrate site design, and construction integration between infrastructure and facilities experience in planned communities for 2000 acres or larger. (6) Firms must demonstrate corporate and individual experience in leadership and management of Sustainable Design between various parties to attain LEED compliance and provide sample projects or programs that have been LEED certified. Firms must also demonstrate success in prescribing the use of recovered materials, achieving waste reduction, pollution prevention, energy efficiency and conservation in facility design. Coordinate efforts between multiple stakeholders to achieve LEED compliance in a complex program footprint. (7) Firms must demonstrate experience in coordinating with multiple teams; manage multiple task orders, customers, agencies, and contractors. (8) Firms must demonstrate experience in programming and master planning including urban and regional planning and New Urbanism. (9) Firms must demonstrate the ability to prepare specifications using the Government the Government furnished program, Specsintact, and Construction cost estimates by using Government furnished programs, MCACES or MII. Design Team members must demonstrate prior experience in the use of MCACES. (10) Firms must demonstrate the ability to submit drawings in AutoCAD and MicroStation utilizing current versions (11) Firms must demonstrate experience in 4D visualization capabilities for use in presentations and as master planning and design tools. Demonstrate a maximum of ten examples within the past 5 years. (b) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION AND CAPABILITIES: The Design Team will require, (either in house or through consultant) as a minimum, the following: One Program Manager, two Project Managers, one Project Controls Manager, one Scheduling Manager, one Safety Officer, one Physical Planner, One Registered Architect, two Registered Landscape Architects, two Registered Electrical Engineers, one Registered Mechanical Engineer, three Registered Civil Engineers, one Registered Structural Engineer, Technical Writer with a professional degree in Engineering or Architecture, two LEED certified professionals familiar with compliance of sustainability requirements during design and construction, two certified environmental survey personnel (asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.), two environmental design personnel (asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.), one Value Engineer, two experienced MCACES or MII Cost Estimators, one Registered Communications Distribution Designer, one Registered Surveyor and survey crew, a GIS Specialist, CADD expert, a geologist or soils engineer and geotechnical drill rig and crew to collect soil borings and samples, and a Corps certified testing lab (Geotech and Environmental-asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.). NONE of the required personnel can be dual disciplined, i.e. a separate employee must be on the Design Team for each stated requirement above to meet the personnel required. The number of personnel are all estimated, more or less may be needed at any time depending of program needs and/ or requirements. Ensure that resumes are provided for each of the required Architects, Engineers, and other personnel specifically listed. Resumes for the survey crew and drill crew are not required. Current Corps testing lab certification shall be submitted with the SF 330. Repeat Resume Page as needed to provide all required resumes. Key staff submitted shall not be changed after award without the prior written approval of the Contracting Officer. In the event the selected firm decides to utilize personnel in the performance of this contract for which resumes were not submitted prior to award, the firm shall prior to the utilization of these personnel, submit their resumes to the Contracting Officer for approval. The qualifications of the submitted personnel must be equal to or better than those whose resumes were submitted. All key personnel shall be shown on the organizational chart in Section D of SF 330. Resumes shall be provided for the key personnel in Section E of SF 330. Resumes will address qualifications of key management personnel. Special note: This solicitation requires the resumes for the teams personnel involved in the recruiting, hiring, management, and training of the professional personnel that will be provided. Resumes are not being requested for the professional personnel being hired for this contract. (c) PAST PERFORMANCE: Firms must demonstrate past performance with respect to cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Indication of favorable performance ratings, awards, and repeat clientele in Section H of SF 330 is recommended. Past performance will be based on ACASS ratings and other data presented by the offeror or as determined by the Government. The evaluation of this factor will be based on the past performance information from the previous five years. (d) CAPACITY: Firms must demonstrate adequate team capacity to coordinate, design and manage multiple task orders concurrently meeting all program milestones. Firms must demonstrate adequate team capacity to perform five $2,000,000 task orders concurrently, and the ability to meet unforeseen schedule changes. (e) Firms must demonstrate experience in evaluating contractors submittals and performing construction surveillance. (f) KNOWLEDGE OF LOCALITY: Firms must demonstrate familiarity with the Southwestern Region and their applicable architecture, building codes, environmental regulations, soil conditions, seismic requirements, regulatory agencies, and labor markets in the SWD areas, primarily Ft. Bliss, Texas. The following, items (g) through (i) are secondary criteria: (g) Volume of Department of Defense (DoD) contract awards and dollars over the past 12 months. In Section H, Part I, SF 330, firms must show their last 12 months DoD contract awards stated in dollars. (h) Geographic proximity of the project. Proximity of the team to the core project region defined as Texas/New Mexico. (i) SUBCONTRACTING: Firms must show the extent of participating of SB, SDB, WOSB, Service Disabled VOSB, VOSB and HUBZone SB in the proposed contract team, measured as a percentage of the estimated effort. The greater the participation, the greater the consideration will be for this factor. 4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: Submittals shall be sent to: US Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Sharon B. Roberson, Room 2A19, 819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-0300 (P.O. Box 17300). (a) Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one hard copy and one electronic copy (word or PDF) on a CD of SF 330 (6/2004 Edition) by the response date. Complete the SF 330, including Parts I and II, in accordance with the SF 330 instructions and additional instructions herein. Use no smaller than 10 point, Arial font. All pages MUST BE ON PAPER 8 x 11 INCHES. Front and back side use of a single page will count as 2 pages. Pages in excess of the maximums listed will not be used in evaluation of the selection criteria. Foldouts are not allowed and shall not be considered. Additional Instructions: SF 330, Part I, Section C, identify the discipline/service to be supplied by the Prime, Prime Branch offices as applicable and each consultant. Section E, provide brief resumes of the sub-consultant employees you intend to use to perform the work. Section F, a maximum of 10 projects for the total proposed team shall be provided. Use no more than one page per project. Specify the percentage and type of work each firm actually performed on each listed project. No more than one page per project will be considered. Section G, Block 26, include the firm and office location the person is associated with. The names of all individuals included in the resumes in Section E shall be listed in Block G-26 along with their firm location and their roles; even if example project experience in Block G-28 is not applicable. Also include Team Project Organization Chart in Part I, Section D indicating how each firm on the proposed team (prime, applicable prime branch offices and each subcontractor as identified in Part I, Section C) integrates into the composite team. Section H; provide a narrative to address each of the requirements, including subparagraphs, of items listed in Section 3, Selection Criteria, of this synopsis. Number your proposal paragraphs to correspond to the paragraphs in this synopsis. Type in the requirement listed in the synopsis then addresses the requirement. When addressing team capabilities; clarify planned capability, existing capability, and prior experiences, if any. Include any other relevant information including a short discussion of why the firm is especially qualified based upon the specific selection criteria listed in Section 3 herein. Under paragraph 3(g) above, provide an itemized summary of DoD awards to include Agency, Contract Number/Task Order No., and Project Title and amount. Note that award of Task Orders to Indefinite Delivery Contracts should be summarized as to the actual work performed on the Task Orders and list the Task Order award amounts by providing the dollar amount range of all Task Orders. Indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team. Do not exceed 20 pages for Section H. Pages in excess of the maximums listed will not be used in evaluation of the selection criteria. Foldouts are not allowed and shall not be considered. SF 330, Part II: Responding firms must submit a copy of a current and accurate SF 330, Part II for the specific prime, Joint Venture if applicable, as well as other offices of the prime and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work even if one is already on file. ALL PART IIs MUST BE SIGNED with original and copy of a hand written signature, (signed within the past 3 years is required), and dated. A firm may be rated as not qualified or ranked low if missing, confusing, conflicting, obsolete or obscure information prevents a board from reasonably determining that a firm demonstrates certain required qualifications. Indicate in Block 5b of each Part II if the firm is a Large Business, Small Business, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business or Woman-Owned Small Business. To be classified as a small business, a firms average annual receipts or sales for the preceding three fiscal years must not exceed $4.5 million. It must contain information in sufficient detail to identify the team (prime, other offices of the prime firm and consultants and, each office) involved in performing the work under this announcement of the prime. The prime and consultants must provide a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number which may be requested from Dun and Bradstreet Information System (866-705-5711) or online at Dun & Bradstreets Official Website: www.dnb.com. Each branch office and/or joint venture MUST have their own DUNS number (i.e., not the parent company DUNS number, but a DUNS number specific to the office performing the work) for both the prime and sub-consultants. ALL TIMELY SUBMITTALS RECEIVED WILL BE CONSIDERED. ORIGINAL AND ONE (1) COPY OF THE SF 330, WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURES, ARE REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED TO: US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT, PO BOX 17300, 819 TAYLOR STREET, FORT WORTH, TX 76102-0300 BY THE RESPONSE DATE TO BE CONSIDERED. POC for questions is email: sharon.b.roberson@usace.army.mil. Plans and specifications will not be available in paper format or on compact disc. Contractors may view and/or download this solicitation and all amendments at the following internet address: www.fbo.gov. It is the offerors responsibility to monitor the FBO web site (using the above link) for amendments to the solicitation. Use of this website requires prior registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) databases. You may register with the CCR at http://www.ccr.gov/. Once youve completed the CCR registration, you may register in FBO at www.fbo.gov. You must be registered with the CCR to receive a government contract award. Points of Contact: Contracting Ms. Sharon Roberson (817) 886-1053), Technical Mrs. Prabha Sharma (817) 338-8664. E-mail your questions to US Army Engineer District, Fort Worth, TX, to: sharon.roberson@usace.army.mil. This is not a request for proposal. ALL TIMELY SUBMITTALS RECEIVED WILL BE CONSIDERED. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Southwest Region (primarily for Fort Worth District, Fort Bliss, TX, and White Sands Missile Range, NM) (Southwest Region refers to States of: AR, AZ, CA, LA, NM, NV, OK, and TX).
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