Libreville, Gabon; Marine Security Guard Residence (MSGR)
Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published February 24, 2015 - Deadline March 24, 2015
Department of State 2015 Design-Build Contract for
US Embassy Libreville, Gabon
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (DOS), Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) is seeking high quality firms experienced in complex Design/Build construction projects for the design-build construction of a Marine Security Guard Residence (MSGR) in Libreville, Gabon. The project will consist of the design and construction of a 9-bedroom MSGR, related site work, and necessary renovations inside the existing Chancery to accommodate Marine office functions in support of the U.S. Diplomatic mission.
This project will be a 100% U.S. small business set-aside.
Continuing a legacy of outstanding diplomatic architecture, OBO seeks to commission our nation's top constructors to create facilities of outstanding quality and value.
1. Project Description (Secret Facility and Personnel Security Clearances NOT Required)
SAQMMA-15-R0088, Libreville, Gabon; Marine Security Guard Residence (MSGR)
The project will consist of design and construction of a new 9-bedroom Marine Security Guard Residence (MSGR) on the existing U.S. Embassy site. The Embassy compound is approximately 10 acres and is located in the Sabliere District of Libreville. Existing buildings include a Chancery, General Services Annex, warehouse, utility building, and three compound access control buildings. The project will also include site work, demolition of existing perimeter wall, and construction of a new secure perimeter to enclose the adjacent parcel of land within the compound. Renovation of the Chancery building includes renovation of the mail room and consular section to create permanent space for the Marine detachment commander's office, Marine workroom, and a react room. Construction must be phased and swing space provided to ensure continued Embassy operations.
Approximate design-build cost: $16 - 21 million.
2. Project Solicitation
The project solicitation will be available on the Department of State ProjNet System on or about March 31, 2015.
High Quality Firms with the proven capabilities and past performance that wish to participate in this solicitation shall submit a letter of interest in writing to Earl Ward AND James Thomas by email: WardNE@state.gov AND ThomasJG2@state.gov. The letter of interest shall include the following information
Company DUNS Number
Company Telephone Number
Company FAX Number
Contact Person Name
Contact Person E-Mail Address
Contact Person Telephone Number
Eligible firms will be provided key codes and a link to the ProjNet (www.projnet.net) Plan Room and Bidder Inquiry be used to access the respective Unclassified and Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) solicitation information.
The Solicitation will include a statement of work, standards, and criteria for the project that set out the project scope, design requirements, design process, design documentation, design expertise, construction process, post-construction activities, reference drawings and specifications, codes and standards, and security requirements.
The selected D/B Contractor's Architect/Engineer will be the "Designer of Record" and responsible for completing the construction drawings and specifications in accordance with the solicitation documentation provided. The contract will be "firm fixed-price." Construction services will include providing construction labor and materials to execute the OBO-accepted design; on-site organization with management to ensure overall project coordination; and overall control throughout the life of the project. Required services include preparation of construction documents, quality control plans, safety plans, project schedules, cost estimates, and project close-out activities.
The types of design services to be provided may include: architecture; civil, structural, geo-technical, seismic, blast, mechanical, electrical, telecommunication, and fire protection engineering; space planning, interior design, and signage; physical and technical security; vertical transportation; lighting design; landscape design; design and construction scheduling; cost estimating; value engineering; and administrative coordination of the various disciplines involved. Additionally, the successful offeror may be required to have an approved local design consultant.
The RFP will require the D/B contractor to complete all design and engineering documents based on the project specific design direction that will be provided in the RFP design requirements. The Government will provide bridging level design documents that will include, at a minimum, a site utilization plan; building massing and exterior elevations; space and requirements standards, organizational relationships, space requirements program; building utilities and infrastructure design; and supporting narratives, where applicable.
The RFP will require offerors to address the following criteria in the proposal to provide design and construction services: management of a large complex project; schedule management; logistics management to include site and transportation security; safety; and adherence to integrated design and design quality, life-cycle cost management, and reduced maintenance and operating costs.
Section 11 of the Foreign Service Buildings Act of 1926, as amended, (22 U.S.C. 302), known as the "Percy Amendment," applies to the projects described in this announcement. The act provides a 10% price preference to U.S. firms on any Department of State contract when the project is estimated to exceed $5,000,000." The Percy Amendment also requires exclusion of firms from countries that exclude U.S. firms from their diplomatic construction projects. The requirements of the Act will be applied to all proposals received. Offeror will be required to complete and submit as part of its offer the "Percy Amendment Certification Form." (The form is attached to this FEDBIZOPPS announcement and may be obtained from the DOS Contract Specialist 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 form. Sufficient information should be provided in the Certifications and attachments thereto to determine Offeror status under the Percy Amendment, but the Department reserves the right to consider other information in the proposal submission or to obtain clarifications or additional information from the Offeror.
To demonstrate performance of similar construction work for Percy Amendment purposes, offerors will need to provide information demonstrating that it has successfully completed in the United States or at a U.S. diplomatic or consular mission a construction contract or subcontract involving work of the same general type and complexity as the solicited project and having a contract or subcontract value of at least 35% of the low-end estimated value of the solicited project ($5,600,000.00). The value of the work provided to demonstrate successful completion of work of the same general type and complexity as the subject project will not be adjusted for inflation or any other market forces.
A site visit is planned for on or about mid-to late May 2015.