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ESTABLISH COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER - AIRCRAFT DIVISION AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLABORATING ON BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN NATURAL SCIENCE, HUMANITIES AND MATHEMATICS

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published March 31, 2016  -  Deadline March 31, 2017
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THE INTENT OF THIS BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO ESTABLISH COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER - AIRCRAFT DIVISION AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLABORATING ON BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN NATURAL SCIENCE, HUMANITIES AND MATHEMATICS BAA CLOSING DATE: 03/31/2017 THIS BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING GEOGRAPHIC AREAS: ST. MARY'S COUNTY, MD, CALVERT COUNTY, MD AND CHARLES COUNTY, MD, AS ACCESS TO NAWCAD LABORATORIES WILL BE REQUIRED. 1. INTRODUCTIONThe Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is soliciting white papers from universities, colleges, and educational research institutes in order to establish Cooperative Agreements (CAs) that will support research in the areas of Natural Science, Humanities, and Mathematics. The purpose is to improve U.S. Naval capability, respond to current critical needs, and to develop broad options for countering adversarial technologies. To support this mission, the white paper must provide solutions that will enable future capability and/or enhance current readiness. NAWCAD's technical challenges are broad and inherently multidisciplinary in nature. The scientific and technological core capabilities being developed at NAWCAD include but are not limited to air vehicles, power & propulsion, avionics, human systems, weapons & energetics, warfare analysis, research & intelligence, simulation & modeling, and test & evaluation.2. BACKGROUND The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to establish an agreement between NAWCAD and universities, colleges, or other educational research institutes to conduct basic and applied research in support of Naval Aviation. Agreement holders may work on a broad range of research projects in close cooperation with NAWCAD subject matter experts (SMEs). These collaborative agreements will enhance the overall ability to execute advanced research projects. The work performed shall be in direct support of NAWCAD. Activities shall include but are not limited to: • Conducting research in current and emerging technologies. NAWCAD's technical interest spans the continuum from science to product.• Teaming with academia and DOD agencies to find the most appropriate solution to current and future warfighter requirements.• Promoting technology transfer using NAWCAD's facilities including operational aircraft test beds.• Providing technical assistance and training associated with different types, models, and series of aircrafts.• Providing SMEs in specific areas of aviation expertise.• Providing research and development for projects in the areas of planning, design, development, construction, and training of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.• Conducting short courses and seminars to address unique topics and issues in research and development as determined by NAWCAD SMEs for current and future aircrafts.• Providing and participating in internships and sabbaticals for professors and students.3. AREAS OF INTEREST NAWCAD has spent considerable time identifying and defining critical areas of research referred to as the core capabilities within the departments of Research & Engineering, Test & Evaluation, and Logistics. Specific areas of research addressed by this BAA include but are not limited to the following areas: Systems Engineering - Areas of collaboration include but are not limited to the following: systems safety engineering, air platform development and integration, system of systems architectures, aviation/ship integration, combat survivability, reliability and maintainability engineering, anti-tamper engineering, electromagnetic environmental effects engineering, and manufacturing. Cost Analysis - Areas of collaboration include but are not limited to the following: cost modeling, cost estimating, database development and management, and the development of cost, schedule, and technical algorithms and tools. Air Vehicles - Areas of collaboration include but are not limited to the following: reliability engineering, aero-mechanics & flight controls, structural mechanics, life management of airframes, material science, airframe materials, corrosion prevention & control, thermal management, fire & ice protection, subsystem function, design, integration and maintainability (mechanical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics and landing gear), and fuel containment/aerial refueling. Power and Propulsion (P&P) - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: reliability engineering, fuel systems, controls and diagnostics, air-breathing engines, fuels and lubricants, electric power generation, auxiliary power, low observable signature technologies, propulsion life management, and mechanical systems. Avionics - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: flight information systems, electronic warfare systems, radio frequency engineering, signal processing, electro-optic engineering, acoustic engineering, software development & quality assurance, mission computer technology, target recognition and communication networks. Human Systems - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: cockpit controls and displays, ergonomics, anthropomorphic measurement, human performance assessment & modeling, flight gear, protective equipment, survival equipment, chemical-biological gear, fire suppression, virtual environments, and human factor engineering (social, behavioral, cultural) and reliability. Weapons and Energetics - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: launch and recovery equipment, electro-magnetics, high-energy generation and control, environment sensing, prognostics & health monitoring, automatic testing of hardware and software, displays, information systems & intelligent agents, advanced computer & data processing applications. Support Equipment - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: launch and recovery equipment, electro-magnetics, high-energy generation and control, environmental sensing, prognostics & health monitoring, automatic testing of hardware and software, displays, information systems & intelligent agents, advanced computer & data processing applications. Warfare Analysis - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: operational suitability, maritime effectiveness, aircraft concepts, weapons concepts, decision analysis, vulnerability, and capability based assessment. Research and Intelligence - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: image and signal processing, unmanned systems, optics research & fabrication and chemical detection. Test and Evaluation Engineering - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: telemetry, communications, data links & data acquisition, mission system testing, target engineering, airborne threat simulation, integrated battle-space simulation & test, hardware-in-the-loop testing, flight instrumentation, ground radar analysis, test article configuration, navigation and identification. Simulation and Modeling - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: weapon training systems, parallel computing, virtual environments, tactical decision-making, training technologies, verification, and validation. Logistics and Industrial Operations - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: maintenance planning, logistics planning, integration of maintenance and logistics support elements, projection of workload, planning and implementation of modifications, and the design of readiness improvement. 4. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION Proposal submissions shall follow a two-phased approach. The first phase shall consist of submission of a technical white paper, discussed below. Phase II, submission of full proposals, is by invitation only. No further Request for Information (RFI), solicitation, or other announcement of this opportunity will be made. White papers may be submitted at any time up to the closing date of the BAA. Offerors may submit white papers within one or more of the areas of interest listed in previous paragraphs. 4.1 PHASE I - PROPOSAL ABSTRACTS Offerors shall submit a technical white paper, not to exceed five pages. The white paper shall address one or more of the areas identified above. White papers will be evaluated quarterly. All proprietary portions of the white paper shall be clearly identified and will be treated with the strictest confidence. The white paper shall include: • The need for the proposed research, interactions, joint research, sabbaticals, etc.;• how Naval Aviation / the Warfighter will benefit (including commercial applications if applicable);• technology challenges that must be overcome;• brief description of the technical approach and facilities involved;• annual cost estimate if applicable; and• anticipated sharing arrangement between the Government and submitting organization (facilities, equipment, people, etc.). Submission of a proposal shall constitute consent to disclose proprietary information to all Government source selection participants. The cover sheet for the white paper shall identify: 1. BAA Number;2. University, College, or Educational Research Institute Name;3. Other Team Members and type of business for each;4. Technical Points of Contact (including phone, fax, and e-mail information) at the University, College, or Educational Research Institute;5. Administrative Point of Contact (including phone, fax, and e-mail information) University, College, or Educational Research Institute; and6. One paragraph that summarizes the relationship of the proposal to the BAA. Overview of the Proposed Work / Interactions shall include: • A summary of proposed concepts;• an estimated timeframe for completion of project;• a brief description of the facilities involved;• a brief resume of the principle investigator(s);• a rough order of cost magnitude; and,• the anticipated sharing arrangement (if applicable). Phase I White papers shall be submitted electronically. Phase I white papers submitted in response to this announcement will be reviewed by NAWCAD's Science and Technology community. Only Offerors' who's Phase I - White Papers that are of interest to the Government and considered capable of meeting Program requirements will be requested to submit a Phase II - Full Proposal. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE AGREEMENT HOLDERS:Current registration in the DoD's System for Award Management (SAM) database is a prerequisite for receiving an award resulting from this BAA. For more information, please contact the Federal Service Desk at 1-866-606-8220 or go to the SAM website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-398) required Contractors to submit invoices electronically, and the Department of Defense (DoD) to process electronically, requests for payment under DoD contracts. Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) is a web-based application that allows DoD Vendors to submit and track their invoices, receipts, and acceptance documents electronically. Offerors shall submit payment requests and receiving reports using WAWF. For more information, please contact the WAWF Help Desk at 1-800-756-4571, and select option 6 or go on-line to the WAWF Information website at: http://www.dfas.mil/ecommerce/wawf/info.html4.2 PHASE II - FULL PROPOSAL 4.2.1 General Information Request and/or submission of a full proposal does not constitute an agreement and does not guarantee award selection. Offerors will not be reimbursed for bid and proposal costs. Proposals shall be submitted with an original signature of an authorizing official to rebecca.wathen@navy.mil and jeffrey.s.boyce@navy.mil. Proposal submission is not restricted in any way to any particular entity. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities are encouraged to participate. The NAICS Code for this BAA is 541712. Submit Phase II Full Proposals electronically in two (2) volumes: Volume I Technical and Volume II Cost. (1) VOLUME I - TECHNICAL PROPOSALS shall not exceed thirty (30) pages and shall include the following three sections: 1) Section 1 - Executive Summary: Provide a brief technical and business summary of the contents of the proposal. The technical summary shall address the proposal's technical goals, approach, interactions, and expected results. The business summary shall address business and/or commercial applications of the proposal technology. 2) Section 2 - Technical Issues: Provide a detailed narrative of the proposed technical approach, objectives, staffing, and resources relating to the development of the proposed technology for military and commercial (if applicable) use. Additionally, the following areas shall be addressed: • Discuss specifically the technical objectives of this proposed effort;• Provide a Statement of Work (SOW) that discusses the specific tasks to be accomplished, tied to the specific approach, and goals of the project;• Provide resumes for Principle Investigator(s) and other key research personnel;• Describe the current and planned facilities and equipment to accomplish the research objectives; and• Provide a narrative of your past performance on similar efforts including initial office set-up. The Statement of Work shall not be marked as proprietary as the SOW will be utilized in the resultant agreement/order. 3) Section 3 - Business Issues: Discuss the business issues relating to the commercial applications of the proposed development and its impact on the market and detail benefits to the Department of Defense (DoD), if applicable. (2) VOLUME II - COST/FUNDING PROPOSAL. Cost/funding proposals are not restricted in length and have no specific page layout requirements, but should address funding by periods of performance. Formal work breakdown structures (WBS) and certified cost or pricing data are neither required nor desired. However, NAWCAD reserves the right to request this information. Organize the Cost/Funding proposals to include four (4) sections in the following order: Section 1 - Total Project Cost: Provide a summary spreadsheet (sample of recommended format will be provided) outlining the total cost by project, including labor, material, and travel for each project proposed and a total cost for the entire proposal. In addition, provide a detailed breakdown of costs of the project. Costs shall be broken down for each task appearing in the Statement of Work (SOW) and shall include all of the proposed costs to the Government and cost shared by the offeror. Present the following information for each phase of the effort: • Total cost of the particular project phase;• Total offeror cost share;• Funding requested from the Government; and• Elements of cost (labor, direct materials, travel, other direct costs, equipment, software, patents, royalties, indirect costs, escalation, and cost of money). Sufficient information shall be provided in supporting documents to allow the Government to evaluate the reasonableness of these proposed costs, including salaries, overhead, equipment purchases, fair market rental value of leased items, and the method used for making such valuations. Documents shall include the most recent ONR Rate Negotiation Agreement and/or DCAA Forward Pricing Rate Agreements, payroll verification, three years of historical actual indirect rates, and invoices or quotes for material purchases. Profit shall not be proposed in accordance with DODGARS 34.18 "Fee and Profit." Section 2 - Cost Sharing and In-Kind Contributions: This section shall include: (i) the sources of cash and amounts to be used for matching requirements; (ii) the specific in-kind contributions proposed, their value in monetary terms, and the methods by which their values were derived; and (iii) evidence of the existence of adequate cash or commitments to provide sufficient cash in the future. Affirmative, signed statements are required from outside sources of cash. Provide sufficient information regarding the sources of the offeror's cost share so that a determination may be made by the Government regarding the availability, timeliness, and control of these resources. For example: How will the funds and resources be applied to advance the progress of the proposed effort? What is the role of any proposed in-kind contribution? Section 3 - Cost to the Government: This section shall specify the total costs proposed to be borne by the Government and any technical or other assistance including equipment, facilities, and personnel of Federal laboratories, if any, required to support these activities. The cost to the Government should be that portion of the proposed effort, which is not covered, by the contractor's portion of the cost share. The costs incurred and work performed by any DoD or national laboratory "partnering" with the offeror under the proposal shall normally be considered costs of the Government and not costs of the offeror for purposes of the cost-sharing requirement. Present sufficient information regarding the resources to be provided by the Government so that an evaluation of their availability, timeliness, and control may be made. Section 4 - Off-Budget Supporting Resources: This section shall show cash or in-kind resources which will support the proposed activity but which are not intended to be included in the total project cost. Items in this category do not count as cost share or as Federal funds, which must be matched. Examples of items to place in this category include commitments of cash or in-kind resources from other Federal sources, such as national laboratories, and projections of fee-based income where there is substantial uncertainty about the level which will actually be collected and where the income is not needed to meet cost-share requirements. 5. EVALUATION CRITERIA The Government will evaluate proposals responsive to any or all of the areas of interest discussed herein. Proposals will not be evaluated against each other. 5.1 EVALUATION CRITERIA The primary evaluation criteria are: a) Scientific and technical merits of the proposed research to include, (1) the degree to which the proposed research and development objectives support the targeted technical topic and (2) validity of the technical basis for the approach offered.b) The offeror's capabilities, related experience, past performance on similar efforts, research investigators/personnel, facilities, location, techniques, or unique combination of these, which are integral factors for achieving the proposal objectives.c) The realism and reasonableness of cost, including proposed cost sharing.6. AWARDS NAWCAD intends to award Cooperative Agreements, however, NAWCAD will consider various types of acquisition vehicles including but not limited to traditional FAR/DFARS type contracts or other non-procurement agreements. NAWCAD is planning to make one or more awards within the overall objectives stated in this BAA. All awards will be based on the individual merit of the proposal. The Government reserves the right to select all, some, or none of the proposals received in response to this announcement. Any awards are subject to the availability of appropriations. There is no commitment by the Navy to be responsible for any monies expended by the offeror before award of a contract/agreement. For awards made as contracts, the socio-economic merits of each proposal will be evaluated based on the commitment to provide meaningful subcontracting opportunities with small business programs. These efforts shall be conducted primarily at the agreement holder's site but NAWCAD facilities may also be available and/or used depending on project needs. Access and use of NAWCAD facilities will require security clearances and US citizenship. NOTE: Typically, research findings result in the need for additional services/supplies, which are not possible to anticipate or project. Modifications to the agreement may be executed to satisfy these requirements; thereby providing for flexibility in technology assessment (with technology transition the ultimate goal). In the event that this is required, it shall be considered to be within the scope of this BAA and the resulting agreement, and therefore will have met the requirements of the Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DODGARS). Contracting Office Address: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division47060 Liljencrantz Road, Building 433Patuxent River, MD 20670United States Place of Performance: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft DivisionPatuxent River, Maryland United States Primary Points of Contact: Jeffrey BoycePhone: 301-757-0015Jeffrey.S.Boyce@Navy.Mil Rebecca WathenPhone: 301-757-0013Rebecca.Wathen@Navy.Mil    

ASTARS III ENGINEERING SERVICES

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published August 23, 2016  -  Deadline August 26, 2016
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U.S. Government ~ Tax Exempt All quotes/responses shall be submitted via email to Christiann Whalen-Yant at christiann.whalen@navy.mil no later than 08/26/2016. PLEASE QUOTE ALL ITEMS OR NONE. Solicitation N00421-16-T-0573 is issued as an intent to sole source. The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and award the proposed purchase order on a sole source basis with SEVERN TEST SERVICES for engineering services to support detailed designs for the hardware and software installation on the ASTARS III aircraft. They were involved in the software and hardware integration in the original installation of the ASTARS system and is the software engineer for continued software development. They have the detailed knowledge of the systems and software installed, and understands the constraints involved with the installation and operation of the ASTARS III system, thus being able to define the software requirements and identify candidate system architectures that will interface with the current system. Under the authority implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR Part 12, & 13. These are direct replacements parts for equipment already in inventory and must be identical in form, fit and function. Offeror's must be registered in the System for Award Management Registration (SAM) database prior to submission of an offer to be considered for award of any DoD contract. This may be accomplished electronically at http://www.sam.gov. See Attached RFQThis procurement is a total set-aside for small business under the authority of FAR Part 52.219-6. This is a firm fixed-price procurement; therefore, the offeror's initial offer should represent the vendor's best quote in terms of price and technical acceptability. ***Basis for Award***The Government intends to award this on a sole source basis. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposal. However, all proposal MUST be received no later 08/26/2016. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government. Information received will normally be considered for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The government will not pay for any information received. Failure to do so will result in your quote being disqualified. ***Instructions to Offeror's***Please include the following information with your response:(1) FOB: (2) Shipping Cost: (3) Tax ID#(4) Dun & Bradstreet #(5) Cage Code:(6) Small Business - Yes ___ No ___(7) Estimated Delivery:(8) Please provide a published price if one is available. Government Point of Contact: Christiann Whalen-YantNaval Air Warfare Center AD (PAX)2.5.1 RAC, 21983 Bundy Road, BLDG 441Patuxent River, MD 20670-1127Email: christiann.whalen@navy.mil

ASTARS III ENGINEERING SERVICES

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published November 3, 2015  -  Deadline November 5, 2015
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U.S. Government ~ Tax Exempt All quotes/responses shall be submitted via email to Marcia Rennie at marcia.rennie@navy.mil no later than 5 P.M EST 11/05/2015. Solicitation N00421-16-T-0033 is issued as an intent to sole source. The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and award the proposed purchase order on a sole source basis with SEVERN TEST SERVICES for engineering services to support detailed designs for hardware and software installation on the ASTARS III AIRCRAFT, under the authority implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR Part 12, and FAR Part 13. Severn Test Services has been the principle software designer and developer since the ASTARS program began. They have the detailed knowledge of the systems and software installed, and understands the constraints involved with the installation and operation of the ASTARS III system, thus being able to define the software requirements and identify candidate system architectures that will interface with the current system. Offeror's must be registered in the System for Award Management Registration (SAM) database prior to submission of an offer to be considered for award of any DoD contract. This may be accomplished electronically at http://www.sam.gov. See Attached RFQ This procurement is a total set-aside for small business under the authority of FAR Part 52.219-6. This is a firm fixed-price procurement; therefore, the offeror's initial offer should represent the vendor's best quote in terms of price and technical acceptability. ***Basis for Award*** The Government intends to award this on a sole source basis. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposal. However, all proposal MUST be received no later 5 P.M EST 11/05/2015. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government. Information received will normally be considered for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The government will not pay for any information received. ***Instructions to Offeror's*** Please include the following information with your response: (1) FOB: DESTINATION (2) Shipping Cost: N/A (3) Tax ID# (4) Dun & Bradstreet # (5) Cage Code: (6) Small Business - Yes ___ No ___ (7) Please provide a published price if one is available. Government Point of Contact: Marcia Rennie Naval Air Warfare Center AD (PAX) 2.5.1 RAC, 21983 Bundy Road, BLDG 441 Patuxent River, MD 20670-1127 Email: marcia.rennie@navy.mil

TPS ASTARS III ENGINEERING SERVICES

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published August 31, 2015  -  Deadline September 2, 2015
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U.S. Government ~ Tax Exempt All quotes/responses shall be submitted via email to Marcia Rennie at marcia.rennie@navy.mil no later than 5 P.M EST 09/2/2015. Please quote all or none. Solicitation N00421-15-T-0567 is issued as an intent to sole source. The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and award the proposed purchase order on a sole source basis with SEVERN TEST SERVICES for engineering services to support detailed designs for the hardware and software installation on the ASTARS III aircraft. They were involved in the software and hardware integration in the original installation of the ASTARS system and is the software engineer for continued software development. They have the detailed knowledge of the systems and software installed, and understands the constraints involved with the installation and operation of the ASTARS III system, thus being able to define the software requirements and identify candidate system architectures that will interface with the current system. , under the authority implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR Part 12, FAR Part 13 and FAR Part 6.302. Offeror's must be registered in the System for Award Management Registration (SAM) database prior to submission of an offer to be considered for award of any DoD contract. This may be accomplished electronically at http://www.sam.gov. See Attached RFQ This procurement is a total set-aside for small business under the authority of FAR Part 52.219-6. This is a firm fixed-price procurement; therefore, the offeror's initial offer should represent the vendor's best quote in terms of price and technical acceptability. ***Basis for Award*** The Government intends to award this on a sole source basis. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposal. However, all proposal MUST be received no later than 5 P.M EST 09/2/2015. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government. Information received will normally be considered for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The government will not pay for any information received. ***Instructions to Offeror's*** Please include the following information with your response: (1) FOB: DESTINATION (2) Shipping Cost: N/A (3) Tax ID# (4) Dun & Bradstreet # (5) Cage Code: (6) Small Business - Yes ___ No ___ (7) Please provide a published price if one is available. Government Point of Contact: Marcia Rennie Naval Air Warfare Center AD (PAX) 2.5.1 RAC, 21983 Bundy Road, BLDG 441 Patuxent River, MD 20670-1127 Email: marcia.rennie@navy.mil

Argument Based - UAV Situational Awareness for Off- nominal Events

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center | Published June 1, 2016
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The contractor statement of work is based directly on the NASA NRA NNH15ZEA011N-SASO1 Amendment 7, Subtopic 2.7 - Identification of UAV Situational Awareness Issues and Intervention Procedures for Off-Nominal Events. All tasks will be executed per the stated NRA requirements in the following tasks.Scope of Work:The scope of this work is to identify shortcomings in the ability of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operators to maintain situational awareness of their aircraft and operational envirmonment, especialy in off-nominal situations. This will be accomplished by conducting literature reviews and developing system architechures and concepts of operations, and then conducting stakeholder surveys to validate the concepts and identify gaps between the current artichectures and concepts and recommend architectures.A report will be produced and briefed at the end of the contract that recommends these architectures and concepts, and pathways to implement them based on current architectures.

Avionics Vulnerability Assessment Mitigation and Protection (AVAMP)

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published April 1, 2015
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The Avionics Vulnerability Mitigation branch (AFRL/RYWA) in the Sensors Directorate conducts basic and applied research and advanced development to understand and improve cyber security of U.S. Air Force platforms and weapon systems operating in contested cyber domain. The activity involves understanding the threat to legacy and future weapon systems, discovering, characterizing, and mitigating cyber vulnerabilities and developing protections against cyber-attack to provide fight-through capability. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) solicits innovative research proposals to address these needs and to integrate, test, and evaluate developed technologies into the AFRL AVAMP embedded system cyber research platform. Performers under this activity will advance the state-of-the-art in embedded system cyber security offering novel and innovative approaches to understand and defeat advanced cyber threats and protect our systems so they operate as intended and provide mission assurance to the commander. Some or all elements of the research may be performed at AFRL facilities at Wright- Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) or at appropriate contractor facilities. The integration, test, and evaluation will be performed in appropriate facilities at AFRL, WPAFB. (See section 4) AFRL seeks and encourages small business participation through teaming arrangements and/or as performers on individual task and subtask research activities. The objective of this research program is to investigate and develop methodologies, tools, techniques, and capabilities to identify susceptibilities and mitigate vulnerabilities in avionics systems and to protect the avionics against cyber-attack. Responsive research will explore new and emerging concepts related to development, integration, assessment, evaluation, and demonstration of embedded system cyber security technologies. Attack vectors of interest include physical, remote, and supply chain access. For this solicitation, avionics is defined to include both manned and remotely piloted vehicles, on-board Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, munitions, and any equipment, component, or subsystem that could compromise mission assurance of the Air Force weapon system. Mitigation and protection techniques and solutions developed under this program are expected to interface and interoperate with anti-tamper and open avionics system architectures and be applied to a wide-range of associated platforms and in contested environments including but not limited to, electronic warfare systems, space systems, and mobile devices. Identified technical challenges to accomplish objectives include, but are not limited to, (1) developing automated tools to support avionics vulnerability assessments, (2) developing automated reverse engineering, program understanding and software assurance tools to identify and detect weaknesses in avionics software/firmware/hardware, (3) developing malware detection tools and countermeasures, and (4) developing techniques to detect, respond and adapt to never-before-seen attacks in operationally relevant time scales.

R--Veterans Health Library

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Corporate Franchise Data Center | Published April 14, 2016  -  Deadline April 29, 2016
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Solicitation Number: VA777-16-R-0036 Requirement Description: Veterans Health Library Project Description The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) is responsible for monitoring, encouraging, and promoting prevention services for Veterans through clinical, educational, promotional and research activities throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Through the collection and dissemination of the latest scientific knowledge and information regarding health promotion and prevention, the NCP has an impact on the health and well-being of Veterans throughout the VA. The NCP efforts are aimed at improving the quality of life, preventing the onset of disease and/or identifying diseases at early stages to limit its progression, and helping Veterans manage health conditions. Scope of Work The Contractor shall develop and maintain a comprehensive Veterans Health Library (VHL) of health education information, materials and resources in a wide variety of delivery formats and modalities that shall be easily accessed by Veterans, their family members/caregivers, VHA clinicians and staff, and the public. The VHL shall contain comprehensive health information, resources and materials on topics spanning the continuum of VHA healthcare delivery: health promotion and disease prevention; primary care; specialty care; mental health; diagnostic tests and procedures, acute care; rehabilitation and physical medicine; long-term care; hospice; and community living centers (nursing homes). The information in the VHL and its format and design shall accommodate the health literacy and numeracy needs of Veterans and their family members/caregivers as well as their vision, speech, hearing, language, and cognitive abilities. The information shall be able to be printed in black and white and color using printers commonly found in VHA clinical settings and in Veterans' homes. The VHL must also be able to be integrated within the VA's Electronic Health Record to allow for ease of access by providers and clinical staff and for patient-specific VHL content and for automatic documentation of VHL content provided in a patient's medical record. The Contractor shall have as least five (5) years' experience working with national public health and/or healthcare. Additionally, the Contractor shall have proven capability of integrating health library content within VA's electronic medical record system in a manner that meets the requirements of The Joint Commission or other appropriate health care accrediting bodies. Experience working within or for federal and/or state health agencies is helpful for ensuring sensitivity to a variety of policy and regulatory issues relevant to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Contractor shall have a proven capability providing web-based health education content in the following formats: text with illustration/photo, video, interactive resources including tools and games, and any new electronic formats/technologies that may be developed during the life of the contract. The Contractor shall have a proven capability for users of the web-based library to create bookmarks and folders to manage library resources for specific health conditions or topics. The Contractor shall have a proven capability providing web-based health education content in the following delivery modalities: " electronically on a website, " via social media (e.g., blogging, texting, Twitter, etc.), " mobile applications, " alternative platforms such as kiosks, and " other VA based computer applications and use of VHL videos in VA Medical Center closed circuit television systems. The Contractor and product shall be flexible enough to be used or adapt to VA needs or emerging technologies developed and/or used during the life of the contract, (e.g., Get Well Network, After Visit Summary, mobile apps, crawling VHL content with a search appliance, linkages to and from other VA websites, incorporation/documentation in the electronic health record, etc.). The anticipated contract Period of Performance (POP) shall be for a 12 month base period with options for up to four (4) additional one year extension periods, to be exercised at the discretion of the Government: Base Period: June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017 Option Year 1: June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 Option Year 2 June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019 Option Year 3 June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020 Option Year 4 June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021 Submittal of Offers Offeror's responses shall be submitted in accordance with the following instructions: The Offeror's proposal shall be submitted electronically by the date and time indicated in the solicitation. The Offeror's quote will consist of four (4) volumes. The Volumes shall be: Volume I - Technical Capability - Qualification of Personnel Volume II - Technical Capability - Management Methodology Volume III - Past Performance Volume IV - Price / Cost Schedule Offeror's responses shall be clearly marked according to the Volume assigned i.e., Volumes I, II,. III and IV. The price/cost shall be in accordance with the pricing provided on the Price / Cost Schedule provided in this solicitation. The use of hyperlinks is permitted for samples/products of work only. Other embedded attachments in quotes are prohibited. Files shall not contain classified data. All proprietary information shall be clearly marked. The complete File sizes shall not exceed 5MB. The electronic address for the delivery of Offeror's proposal is claude.humprhey@va.gov. i. Format: All files will be submitted as either a Microsoft Word file (.docx), an Acrobat (PDF) file or compatible as indicated in the table. Page size shall be no greater than 8 1/2" x 11". The top, bottom, left and right margins shall be a minimum of one inch each. Font size shall be no smaller than 12-point. Arial or Times New Roman fonts are required. Characters shall be set at no less than normal spacing and 100% scale. ii. Content Requirements. Offerors are responsible for including sufficient details, in a concise manner, to determine each quote and their ability to perform the tasks. iii. Submitter's Packaging: There will be four separate volumes that will be required and they are as follows: Volume Number and Tile Page Limit Volume I - Technical Capability - Qualification of Personnel 25 page limit Volume II - Technical Capability - Management Methodology 10 page limit (not including resumes) Volume III - Past Performance 5 page limit Volume IV - Price/Cost Schedule provided A. Technical Capability - Qualification of Personnel: Demonstrates expertise and ability to provide and monitor the requisite personnel necessary to meet or exceed the Performance Work Statement; and described proposed appropriate key personnel with adequate experience to accomplish diverse tasks. B. Technical Capability - Management Methodology: Describe and demonstrate how you will approach meeting the objectives in the Performance Work Statement; to include specified tasks and deliverables. i. PWS Technical: Describe how you will approach meeting the objectives in the Performance Work Statement; to include tasks and deliverables as follows: 1. Demonstrate your firm's experience. 2. Demonstrate your firm's ability and capability of providing web-based health education content in the PWS mentioned formats 3. Demonstrates your firm's ability and capability for users of the web-based library to create bookmarks and folders for providers to manage library resources for frequently used or specific health conditions or topics. 4. Demonstrate your firm's ability and capability for providing web-based health education content in the PWS Mentioned delivery modalities. 5. Demonstrate/Describe your product flexibility to be used or adapt to new VA needs or emerging technologies developed and/or used during the anticipated life of the contract. 6. Describe your firm's previous experience with the VA's terminology. 7. Describe your firm's plans and schedule to meet the requirements of the Veterans Health Library tasks. ii. Provide the URL link to an example of a Library of Consumer Health Information that you have created. The example shall demonstrate: 1. Your ability to provide comprehensive health content. 2. Your use of multiple of information formats: printable health sheets, video, self-assessment tools, and interactive shared decision making tools. 3. Your ability to effectively employ principles of health literacy in the library's design, format and content to facilitate its ability to be understood and effectively utilized by an end user population with low health literacy. 4. Ability to provide content in Spanish. iii. Ability of users to search library content using filter search for all or select components of Library content for example, include health sheets, but exclude videos in the search. 1. Ability of users to share the library's content via email and social media platforms. iv. Ability to create and supply to the client marketing materials and communication tools for the client to promote the library's use by end users and by physicians and health care team members to educate patients in clinical encounters during the delivery of care. v. Demonstrate your willingness to permit review of your content by the clinical subject matter experts designated by the client. vi. Demonstrate your willingness to modify your content based on the client's input. vii. Demonstrate your willingness to collaborate with the client to create content tailored to the client's specific clinical needs. viii. Provide examples of the types of data and metrics which will be collected to guide the client in promoting the library's use with internal and external users. ix. Ability to provide a website which is FedRAMP compliant and able to comply with Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Reference Architecture 2.0, Appendix H, as guided by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mandate 08-05 and OMB Mandate 16-04. x. Ability to integrate VHL into VA's electronic health record including automatic documentation in a patient's medical record of VHL content provided in a manner that meets the requirements of the Joint Commission. xi. Ability to create bookmarks and folders for end users and physicians and health care team members for use in efficiently educating patient in clinical encounters. xii. Ability to provide web-based health education content in the following delivery modalities: 1. electronically on a website, 2. via social media (e.g., blogging, texting, Twitter, etc.), 3. mobile applications, 4. alternative platforms such as kiosks, and 5. other computer applications and use of library videos in VA Medical Center closed circuit television systems. C. Past Performance: Provide a description of at least five (5) recent (within the past 3 years) contracts or agreements that are of similar size, scope and complexity. Each listed project will be evaluated for: i. Quality Performance, ii. Contract Timeliness, iii. Cost Control and iv. Business Relations as they are listed in the Contractor Review Performance System (CPARS). Note that a Request for Past Performance Questionnaires may be sent to the listed firms/point of contact, and a review of Government's CPARS Performance Reports will also be used to evaluate Past Performance. D. Price / Cost: The Offeror shall provide a price for each item on the attached Price/Cost Schedule. If an item is not on your GSA schedule, you may price it out and clearly mark it as an "Open Market" item. iv. Evaluation: This will be a Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable procurement. Adherence to the requirements set forth in the technical factor is more important than adherence to the requirements set forth in the Past Performance factor. The Technical factor and Past Performance factor, when combined, shall be more important than Price. NOTE: All offers must be submitted to the attention of the Contracting Officer identified and listed on the Standard form 1449, section 7a and to the address identified on the Standard form 1449, section 16 No Later Than the date/time specified on the Standard form 1449, section 8. E-mail Offers will be acceptable at claude.humphey@va.gov. Any Offer received after the closing date and time will be considered late and will not be accepted. NO FAX/ FACSIMILE SUBMITTED BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. All Offer envelopes or other packaging shall be clearly marked with the solicitation number, offeror's company name and return address. All offers are subject to the terms and conditions of this solicitation. CAUTION - LATE Submissions, Modifications, and Withdrawals: See provision 52.212-1. All offers are subject to the terms and conditions of this solicitation. For instructions on filling out this solicitation request see attached pages "FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors--Commercial Items (June 2008)". Questions All questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted to the Contracting Officer in writing (email is acceptable). Any prospective offeror/bidder desiring an explanation or interpretation of the solicitation, drawings, specifications, etc., must request it in writing. All questions must be submitted in writing to: Claude Humphrey (claude.humphrey@va.gov) No Later Than, 3:00 p.m., local time (CST) , Monday April 25, 2016. No phone responses will be accepted. See FAR 52.214-6 EXPLANATION TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS for additional information. NOTE: All questions must reference the RFQ # and Description of the project in the Header or Opening Statement. NOTE: Solicitation document/package is hereby posted on Fedbizopps (http://www.fedbizopps.gov). Point of Contact (POC): Claude Humphrey Contracting Officer 314-894-6656 ext. 65111 claude.humphrey@va.gov

USPSC Reconstruction Program Manager

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published October 6, 2015  -  Deadline October 23, 2015
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SOLICITATION NUMBER: SOL-367-15-000019 ISSUING DATE: October 6, 2015 CLOSING DATE: October 23, 2015- 5:00 P.M Kathmandu Time. POSITION TITLE: Reconstruction Program Manager NUMBER OF POSITION(S): One MARKET VALUE: GS-15 ($101,630 - $132,122) ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF POSITION: Kathmandu, Nepal DIRECT SUPERVISOR: USAID/Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction, Reconstruction, and Resilience (DR4) Office SUPERVISORY CONTROL: Minimal. After an initial period, the incumbent is expected to act independently with minimal day-to-day direction. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Ten months beginning, o/a January 2016 and ending November 2016. SECURITY ACCESS: U.S. citizens and U.S Resident Alien with ability to obtain security clearance at the facility access level. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: U.S citizens and U.S Resident Alien only. POSITION DESCRIPTION: RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM MANAGER 1. Introduction and Background On April 25, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal's Gorkha District, approximately 77 kilometers (km) northwest of the capital Kathmandu. The earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks caused catastrophic loss of life and damage to public infrastructure across all sectors. The Government of Nepal (GoN) Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) reported that over 1,711 central, district and municipal structures were partially damaged or were fully destroyed by the earthquake. In the social sectors, 4,904 health facilities were destroyed and some 8,200 public schools were affected, with 25,134 classrooms fully destroyed and another 22,097 classrooms partially damaged. These losses greatly impacted families, communities, and Nepal's ability to provide even the most fundamental services for many of its citizens located in the 14 most heavily affected districts. USAID is committed to working with the GON, other donors, and partner organization during Nepal's recovery and reconstruction. As part of the reconstruction process, USAID endeavors to achieve the overarching goal of rebuilding disaster resilient communities through improved building designs; more rigorous building codes and code enforcement; training of engineers and tradespersons; improved access to quality building materials; and increased business and employment opportunities in the construction sector. 2. Basic Functions of the Position The Reconstruction Manager will support USAID/Nepal's Disaster Risk Reduction, Reconstruction, and Resilience (DR4) Office by managing the Mission's Reconstruction Program. The incumbent will manage the project design process and support the solicitation and award of contracts for the implementation of reconstruction activities, with a focus on community infrastructure. This position requires a broad combination of technical, analytical, and managerial abilities, combined with excellent interpersonal, communications, presentation and writing skills. The Mission seeks a manager with proven development experience in the areas of community-based infrastructure development, including implementation of new strategies and implementation plans; approaches; programs and projects; and activity design and on-going program management. The successful candidate will have strong managerial, administrative, and supervision skills. The varied duties and responsibilities of the Reconstruction Program Manager also call for broad professional education, training, and knowledge, related to both the technical and political aspects of community-based infrastructure policies and activities. The incumbent must be highly motivated and experienced in managing community infrastructure reconstruction programs in geographically challenging locations and under complex political environments involving multiple stakeholders. The applicant will be expected to be the principal liaison with USAID implementing partners, the Nepalese government, key members of the affected communities and the private sector, other U.S. Government (USG) Agencies involved in the reconstruction effort. 3. Duties and Responsibilities Specific duties and responsibilities are focused on providing technical oversight and management support, including but not limited to: • Overseeing all planning and project design efforts for the development of the Nepal Reconstruction Program; potentially serve as COR/AOR as required or designate responsibility as appropriate. • Overseeing the development and solicitation of contracts and grants for the implementation of reconstruction related activities; • Participating in and leading Technical Evaluation Committees to review and evaluate bidder proposals; • Managing program budgets and cost forecasting; • Applying value engineering and/or cost realism reviews of technical designs and work plans; • Providing technical review and approval/clearance of technical designs and plans, and/or key design elements submitted by the implementing partner; • Review and approval/clearance of implementing partner work plans and monthly reports; • Review and certification/clearance of implementing partner progress billings; • Coordinating the execution and management of additional USAID procurement actions required to implement the Nepal Reconstruction Program; • Effectively articulating and representing the interests and policy of USAID and the USG to key counterparts, including senior GON central government officials, state/district officials, local municipal officials, community and civil society leaders, other donors, and NGOs; • Responding to, and fulfilling USAID/Nepal, agency and inter-agency requests; • Preparing and conducting briefing sessions for GON government officials and stakeholders; • Coordinating VIP field visits and meetings with senior counterparts; • Assisting with interagency and external relations; • Performing other duties and tasks as required by USAID/Nepal. Additional Position Elements • Supervisory Controls: Reconstruction Program Manager is expected to demonstrate a high level of leadership, independence, professionalism, judgment, and overall responsibility for the supervision and oversight of the USAID implementing partner(s) and local staff. • Authority to make commitments: The Reconstruction Program Manager will play a key role in defining and influencing the Mission's decisions regarding all aspects of the USAID Nepal Reconstruction Program but will have no authority to make financial commitments on behalf of the USG. • Exercise of Judgment: Independent judgment must be exercised on a broad range of program planning and project management issues and when meeting with implementing partner management and technical staff, GOH officials, nongovernmental organization counterparts, and other donors. The Reconstruction Program Manager must be able to analyze complex situations and identify the requirements needed to resolve problems in a politically expedient manner. The incumbent must be able to recognize requests for decisions or positions that require prior USAID review and approval. 4. Period of Performance Ten months beginning o/a January 2016. 5. Reporting and Supervisory Relationships 1. The Reconstruction Manager will report to the USAID/Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction, Reconstruction, and Resilience (DR4) Office Director. 2. The Reconstruction Manager will potentially supervise up to two Foreign Services National (FSN) staff. Supervision responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, developing and monitoring staff work plans; completing performance reviews; and ensuring staff coverage of all activities in the Nepal Reconstruction Program. 3. The Reconstruction Program Manager will work on a daily basis with the USAID Nepal DR4 team, the USAID/Nepal Contracting Officer, and other Mission officials, as well as with a wide range of other technical teams and administrative support staff in the Mission. The incumbent will have frequent high level contact with key leaders and stakeholders within the GON government, relevant ministries and local authorities, international donor organizations, USAID/Washington, U.S. State Department, other USG entities, and private sector stakeholders. 6. Contract Type and Benefits USAID/Nepal will offer and U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC). The position has been classified at the GS-15 level. Step will be determined based on documented salary history. As a matter of policy and as appropriate, a USPSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances: 1. Benefits a. Employee's FICA Contribution b. Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance c. Pay Comparability Adjustment d. Eligibility for Worker's Compensation e. Annual & Sick Leave f. Access to Embassy medical facilities, commissary and pouch mail service 2. Allowances (as applicable) a. Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120) b. Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130) c. Post Allowance (Section 220) d. Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230) e. Post Differential (Chapter 500) f. Payments during Evacuation Authorized Departure (Section 600) g. Danger Pay (Section 650) h. Educational Allowance (Section 270) i. Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260) j. Educational Travel (Section 280) USPSCs are not exempt from payment of Federal Income Tax. 7. Required Qualifications A. Education 1. Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g. engineering, architecture, community planning, construction management, or related) or equivalent is required. Relevant post-graduate education and training in community-based reconstruction will be considered an advantage. B. Experience: 1. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree should have at least 7 years of demonstrated progressive experience in managing technical teams working in the design and implementation of community-based construction projects; applicants with a Master's degree should have at least 5 years of experience in managing technical teams working in the design and implementation of community-based construction projects 2. At least 3 years of overseas experience is required; Experience in Nepal or the region is highly desirable. 3. Experience in managing community-based reconstruction activities is required. Experience in the repair and/or reconstruction of rural healthcare facilities and/or schools is highly desirable. 4. Experience working with USAID or other USG agencies and/or with bilateral or multilateral development organizations is highly desirable. 5. Previous experience as a senior level advisor, or infrastructure-related project team leader, office director or deputy director in an international development agency or international NGO working on a relevant development project is highly desirable. 6. Experience establishing and maintaining high-level contacts with a host country government, donor organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies, community leaders and private-sector organizations is highly desirable. C. Knowledge and Skills: 1. Knowledge of USG policies, rules and regulations (e.g. compliance with the Agency's environmental requirements and construction contracting) is highly desirable. 2. Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse context are required. 3. Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills in English are required. 4. Excellent time management skills and ability to cope effectively with fast-paced activities with tight deadlines and an often stressful work environment are essential. D. Other Requirements: 1. Ability to start work in Kathmandu on o/a 4 January 2015. 2. Ability to obtain a U.S Government Medical Clearance. 3. Ability to obtain a U.S Government Secret Level security clearance. 4. Ability and willingness to work and travel in remote locations, including land and foot travel over rough mountain terrain and overnight stays in field conditions with little or no amenities. 5. U.S. Citizenship. 8. Selection Process After the closing date for the receipt of applications, a committee will be convened to review applications and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation criteria. Applications from candidates which do not meet the required selection criteria will not be scored. As part of the selection process, finalist candidates may be interviewed either in person or by telephone at USAID's discretion. Reference checks will be made only for applicants considered as finalists. The final selected candidate must obtain security and medical clearances within a reasonable period of time (USAID will provide details regarding these clearances to the selected candidate). A substantial delay in obtaining either required clearance will make the applicant ineligible for selection. The following criteria will be used to evaluate the applications: Education (as per Section 7): 20 points Experience (as per Section 7): 60 points Knowledge and Skills (as per Section 7): 20 points Maximum points available: 100 points 9. Application Submission Instructions Send your application by e-mail to usaidnepalhr@usaid.gov Hard copies may be sent to the following address: Executive Officer USAID/Nepal U.S. Embassy G.P.O. Box 295 Maharajgunj Kathmandu, Nepal The application must include the following: 1. A brief narrative demonstrating how education, experience, and skills address the requirements listed in Section 7. 2. Resume not exceeding 3 pages in length. 3. Optional Form (OF) 612. 4. Names and contact details for three references. Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter of this solicitation.

C--553-16-101 Install Electrical Switchgear Enclosures

Department of Veterans Affairs, Detroit VAMC | Published March 29, 2016  -  Deadline April 28, 2016
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The Architect Engineer (AE) firm shall provide architectural and design services necessary to furnish: Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Technical Specifications, Construction Period Services, Site Visits, Cost Estimates, As-Built Documentation, and all other related information for the Project 553-16-101, Install Electrical Switchgear Enclosures AE Design at the VAMC Detroit in Detroit, MI as described below: Scope of project: 1. The consultant shall provide all necessary architectural and engineering (A-E) design services as required to prepare complete contract drawings, specifications, technical reports, and cost estimates, including services throughout construction for Install Electrical Switchgear Enclosures, Project # 553-16-101 at the VAMC Detroit, 4646 John R. Street, Detroit, Michigan 48201. The design shall include the redesign of the following areas: a. Develop Option #1 of the feasibility study; b. Include the complete installation of new switchgear; c. Include complete removal of the old switchgear; d. Include design of a temperature controlled, sound controlled switchgear enclosures The A/E shall include all aspects of the design from structural and architectural, electrical and mechanical, fire protection, interior design and all other aspects of the design to result in a complete and usable facility. The designer shall adhere to current codes and standards with special emphasis on the goals related to LEED and Green facility design, Plane Tree Model, and energy conservation. The A/E shall provide a narrative on these goals in relation to their design. The A/E shall provide a narrative on existing service impact and any necessary to maintain existing operations during construction. Additionally, the A/E shall provide in the design, staging and construction impact on the general VA operations. 2 The selected firm will be required to fully evaluate the existing and present conditions. They will be required to review any background documents, asbestos survey and lead assessments of the existing area, original drawings, and other information in the VA engineering office for information related to their design. The firm is welcome to make copies at the engineering office of any documents and drawings. The engineering section will transfer any electronic documents to a FTP type site the AE has set up. Many times drawing files are too large to transfer via email. It is the intent of the Department of Veterans Affairs to have the A-E survey the existing conditions and not rely solely on old background drawings for their design. The VA makes no guarantee to the accuracy of background drawings, as most of the drawings are copies of original construction drawings and not "As Built" in nature. The VA does complete regular asbestos and lead assessments and believes these to be accurate. The AE will have full access to these surveys. Note: A/E shall be responsible for conducting site visits for the purpose of data gathering, investigation and documentation of all existing conditions. Perform such investigations as required to accurately verify all existing conditions. Do not rely solely upon "as built" drawings. VA personnel will provide assistance with investigating the project site where prior experience with equipment and utilities will produce an appreciable advantage. In accordance with FAR 36.204, the estimated magnitude of the resulting construction price range is estimated to be between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000. Prospective firms are required to address all selection criteria within submitted SF330 packages using additional pages as required. Selection criteria shall be in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.602-1 and VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 836.602-1 as follows: (1) Professional Qualifications: the qualifications of the individuals which will be used for these services will be examined for experience and education and their record of working together as a team. The specific disciplines which will be evaluated are architectural, engineering, and estimating. (2) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: specific experience and technical skill in the type and scope of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. (3) Capacity to Accomplish the Work: the general work load and staffing capacity of the design office which will be responsible for the majority of the design and the ability to accomplish the work in the required time will be evaluated. (4) Past Performance: the past performance of the firm on contracts relevant in scope to the advertised project that were accomplished with the Department of Veterans Affairs, other Government agencies, and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules will be examined. Project past performance references older than 5 years will receive a lesser score than those references for projects accomplished within the past 5 years. (5) Location of Design Firm: the geographic proximity of each firm to the location of the VA Medical Center will be evaluated. This criterion will apply to the office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. Firms within 350 miles of the medical center will receive a maximum score. Firms more distant than 350 miles will receive a zero score for this criterion. (6) Claims and Terminations: record of significant claims against the firm or terminated contracts because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services will be examined. (7) Reputation in A-E Community: reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (8) Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project: and their record of working together as a team. FAILURE TO CLEARLY ADRESS ALL EIGHT LISTED EVALUATION CRITERIA AND INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS BELOW MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF SF330. The NAICS Codes for this procurement is 541310 Engineering Services. Award of a Firm Fixed Price contract is anticipated. Anticipate award of contract with successful AE firm is August 28, 2016. Anticipated time for completion of design is approximately 360 calendar days including time for VA reviews. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services after award of the construction project contract. DATABASE REGISTRATION INFORMATION: VERIFICATION OF STATUS OF APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL OFFEROR THIS ACQUISITION IS 100% SET-ASIDE FOR QUALIFIED SERVICE DISABLED VETERANS OWNED SMALL BUSINESS AE FIRMS. SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM): Federal Acquisition Registrations require that federal contractors register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov and enter all mandatory information into the system. Award cannot be made until the contractor has registered. Offerors are encouraged to ensure that they are registered in SAM prior to submitting their qualifications package. THE EXCLUDED PARTIES LIST SYSTEM (EPLS): To ensure that the individuals providing services under the contract have not engaged in fraud or abuse regarding Sections 1128 and 1128A of the Social Security Act regarding federal health care programs, the contractor is required to check the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) located at www.sam.gov for each person providing services under this contract. Further the contractor is required to certify that all persons listed in the qualifications package have been compared against the EPLS list and are NOT listed. During the performance of this contract the Contractor is prohibited from using any individual or business listed on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. E-VERIFY SYSTEM: Companies awarded a contract with the federal government shall be required to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days of the contract award date. They shall also need to begin using the E-Verify system to confirm that all of their new hires and their employees directly working on federal contracts are authorized to legally work in the United States. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. There is no charge to employers to use E-Verify. (FAR 52.222-54) Qualified A-E firms are required to respond if interested by submitting one (1) original completed Standard Form 330 qualification package Parts I and II to include all consultants (form available on-line at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486) Must include in Part I Section H an organizational chart of the firm (excludes consultants) and a design quality management plan. Submission information incorporated by reference is not allowed. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc.) and a CD copy of the Standard Form 330. FedEx or UPS delivery only Mail to: Network Contracting Office (NCO) 10 West 4646 John R. Street Room B5381 Detroit, MI 48201 Attn: Contracting Officer Darryl Williams To be received by no later than 2:00 PM local time April 28, 2016. No solicitation document is available and telephone inquiries will not be honored. No faxed or emailed forms will be accepted. After the evaluation of submissions in accordance with the evaluation criteria a 'short list' of three or more of the most highly qualified firms will be chosen for interviews to present their approach to the design to arrive at selection of the firm to enter into negotiations. This is not a request for proposal. The Government will not pay for nor reimburse any costs associated with responding to this advertisement. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this advertisement.

C--FCA Install Switchgear Enclosures 553-16-101

Department of Veterans Affairs, Detroit VAMC | Published February 29, 2016  -  Deadline March 29, 2016
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The Architect Engineer (AE) firm shall provide architectural and design services necessary to furnish: Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Technical Specifications, Construction Period Services, Site Visits, Cost Estimates, As-Built Documentation, and all other related information for the Project 553-16-101, Install Electrical Switchgear Enclosures AE Design at the VAMC Detroit in Detroit, MI as described below: Scope of project: 1. The consultant shall provide all necessary architectural and engineering (A-E) design services as required to prepare complete contract drawings, specifications, technical reports, and cost estimates, including services throughout construction for Install Electrical Switchgear Enclosures, Project # 553-16-101 at the VAMC Detroit, 4646 John R. Street, Detroit, Michigan 48201. The design shall include the redesign of the following areas: a. Develop Option #1 of the feasibility study; b. Include the complete installation of new switchgear; c. Include complete removal of the old switchgear; d. Include design of a temperature controlled, sound controlled switchgear enclosures The A/E shall include all aspects of the design from structural and architectural, electrical and mechanical, fire protection, interior design and all other aspects of the design to result in a complete and usable facility. The designer shall adhere to current codes and standards with special emphasis on the goals related to LEED and Green facility design, Plane Tree Model, and energy conservation. The A/E shall provide a narrative on these goals in relation to their design. The A/E shall provide a narrative on existing service impact and any necessary to maintain existing operations during construction. Additionally, the A/E shall provide in the design, staging and construction impact on the general VA operations. 2 The selected firm will be required to fully evaluate the existing and present conditions. They will be required to review any background documents, asbestos survey and lead assessments of the existing area, original drawings, and other information in the VA engineering office for information related to their design. The firm is welcome to make copies at the engineering office of any documents and drawings. The engineering section will transfer any electronic documents to a FTP type site the AE has set up. Many times drawing files are too large to transfer via email. It is the intent of the Department of Veterans Affairs to have the A-E survey the existing conditions and not rely solely on old background drawings for their design. The VA makes no guarantee to the accuracy of background drawings, as most of the drawings are copies of original construction drawings and not "As Built" in nature. The VA does complete regular asbestos and lead assessments and believes these to be accurate. The AE will have full access to these surveys. Note: A/E shall be responsible for conducting site visits for the purpose of data gathering, investigation and documentation of all existing conditions. Perform such investigations as required to accurately verify all existing conditions. Do not rely solely upon "as built" drawings. VA personnel will provide assistance with investigating the project site where prior experience with equipment and utilities will produce an appreciable advantage. In accordance with FAR 36.204, the estimated magnitude of the resulting construction price range is estimated to be between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000. Prospective firms are required to address all selection criteria within submitted SF330 packages using additional pages as required. Selection criteria shall be in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.602-1 and VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 836.602-1 as follows: (1) Professional Qualifications: the qualifications of the individuals which will be used for these services will be examined for experience and education and their record of working together as a team. The specific disciplines which will be evaluated are architectural, engineering, and estimating. (2) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: specific experience and technical skill in the type and scope of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. (3) Capacity to Accomplish the Work: the general work load and staffing capacity of the design office which will be responsible for the majority of the design and the ability to accomplish the work in the required time will be evaluated. (4) Past Performance: the past performance of the firm on contracts relevant in scope to the advertised project that were accomplished with the Department of Veterans Affairs, other Government agencies, and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules will be examined. Project past performance references older than 5 years will receive a lesser score than those references for projects accomplished within the past 5 years. (5) Location of Design Firm: the geographic proximity of each firm to the location of the VA Medical Center will be evaluated. This criterion will apply to the office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. Firms within 350 miles of the medical center will receive a maximum score. Firms more distant than 350 miles will receive a zero score for this criterion. (6) Claims and Terminations: record of significant claims against the firm or terminated contracts because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services will be examined. (7) Reputation in A-E Community: reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (8) Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project: and their record of working together as a team. FAILURE TO CLEARLY ADRESS ALL SEVEN LISTED EVALUATION CRITERIA AND INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS BELOW MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF SF330. The NAICS Codes for this procurement is 541310 Engineering Services. Award of a Firm Fixed Price contract is anticipated. Anticipate award of contract with successful AE firm is August 10, 2016. Anticipated time for completion of design is approximately 360 calendar days including time for VA reviews. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services after award of the construction project contract. DATABASE REGISTRATION INFORMATION: VERIFICATION OF STATUS OF APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL OFFEROR THIS ACQUISITION IS 100% SET-ASIDE FOR QUALIFIED SMALL BUSINESS AE FIRMS. SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM): Federal Acquisition Registrations require that federal contractors register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov and enter all mandatory information into the system. Award cannot be made until the contractor has registered. Offerors are encouraged to ensure that they are registered in SAM prior to submitting their qualifications package. THE EXCLUDED PARTIES LIST SYSTEM (EPLS): To ensure that the individuals providing services under the contract have not engaged in fraud or abuse regarding Sections 1128 and 1128A of the Social Security Act regarding federal health care programs, the contractor is required to check the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) located at www.sam.gov for each person providing services under this contract. Further the contractor is required to certify that all persons listed in the qualifications package have been compared against the EPLS list and are NOT listed. During the performance of this contract the Contractor is prohibited from using any individual or business listed on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. E-VERIFY SYSTEM: Companies awarded a contract with the federal government shall be required to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days of the contract award date. They shall also need to begin using the E-Verify system to confirm that all of their new hires and their employees directly working on federal contracts are authorized to legally work in the United States. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. There is no charge to employers to use E-Verify. (FAR 52.222-54) Qualified A-E firms are required to respond if interested by submitting one (1) original completed Standard Form 330 qualification package Parts I and II to include all consultants (form available on-line at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486) Must include in Part I Section H an organizational chart of the firm (excludes consultants) and a design quality management plan. Submission information incorporated by reference is not allowed. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc.) and a CD copy of the Standard Form 330. FedEx or UPS delivery only Mail to: Network Contracting Office (NCO) 10 West 4646 John R. Street Room B5381 Detroit, MI 48201 Attn: Contracting Officer Darryl Williams To be received by no later than 2:00 PM local time March 29, 2016. No solicitation document is available and telephone inquiries will not be honored. No faxed or emailed forms will be accepted. After the evaluation of submissions in accordance with the evaluation criteria a 'short list' of three or more of the most highly qualified firms will be chosen for interviews to present their approach to the design to arrive at selection of the firm to enter into negotiations. This is not a request for proposal. The Government will not pay for nor reimburse any costs associated with responding to this advertisement. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this advertisement.

C--506-16-101 Replace Automatic Transfer Switches

Department of Veterans Affairs, Detroit VAMC | Published February 11, 2016  -  Deadline July 29, 2016
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The Architect Engineer (AE) firm shall provide architectural and design services necessary to furnish: Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Technical Specifications, Construction Period Services, Site Visits, Cost Estimates, As-Built Documentation, and all other related information for the Project 506-16-101, Upgrade Automatic Transfer Switch System AE Design at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Ann Arbor, MI as described below: Scope of project: 1. The consultant shall provide all necessary architectural and engineering (A-E) design services as required to prepare complete contract drawings, specifications, technical reports, and cost estimates, including services throughout construction for Upgrade Automatic Transfer Switch System, Project # 506-16-101 at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105. Work shall include all site work, utility connections, communication wiring and connection as well as any disruptions to existing systems. a. Project will upgrade or replace the ATS system throughout the Medical Center. Resulting upgrades will include total network capability, total isolated bypass, and replacement of older ATS units that are not capable of being upgraded, installation of central monitoring capabilities, and other upgrades necessary to bring the system up to the latest standards. 2. The selected firm will be required to fully evaluate the existing and present conditions. They will be required to review any background documents, asbestos survey and lead assessments of the existing area, original drawings, and other information in the VA engineering office for information related to their design. The firm is welcome to make copies at the engineering office of any documents and drawings. The engineering section will transfer any electronic documents to a FTP type site the AE has set up. Many times drawing files are too large to transfer via email. It is the intent of the Department of Veterans Affairs to have the A-E survey the existing conditions and not rely solely on old background drawings for their design. The VA makes no guarantee to the accuracy of background drawings, as most of the drawings are copies of original construction drawings and not "As Built" in nature. The VA does complete regular asbestos and lead assessments and believes these to be accurate. The AE will have full access to these surveys. Note: A/E shall be responsible for conducting site visits for the purpose of data gathering, investigation and documentation of all existing conditions. Perform such investigations as required to accurately verify all existing conditions. Do not rely solely upon "as built" drawings. VA personnel will provide assistance with investigating the project site where prior experience with equipment and utilities will produce an appreciable advantage. In accordance with FAR 36.204, the estimated magnitude of the resulting construction price range is estimated to be between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000. Prospective firms are required to address all selection criteria within submitted SF330 packages using additional pages as required. Selection criteria shall be in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.602-1 and VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 836.602-1 as follows: (1) Professional Qualifications: the qualifications of the individuals which will be used for these services will be examined for experience and education and their record of working together as a team. The specific disciplines which will be evaluated are architectural, engineering, and estimating. (2) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: specific experience and technical skill in the type and scope of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. (3) Capacity to Accomplish the Work: the general work load and staffing capacity of the design office which will be responsible for the majority of the design and the ability to accomplish the work in the required time will be evaluated. (4) Past Performance: the past performance of the firm on contracts relevant in scope to the advertised project that were accomplished with the Department of Veterans Affairs, other Government agencies, and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules will be examined. Project past performance references older than 5 years will receive a lesser score than those references for projects accomplished within the past 5 years. (5) Location of Design Firm: the geographic proximity of each firm to the location of the VA Medical Center will be evaluated. This criterion will apply to the office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. Firms within 350 miles of the medical center will receive a maximum score. Firms more distant than 350 miles will receive a zero score for this criterion. (6) Claims and Terminations: record of significant claims against the firm or terminated contracts because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services will be examined. (7) Reputation in A-E Community: reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (8) Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project: and their record of working together as a team. FAILURE TO CLEARLY ADRESS ALL SEVEN LISTED EVALUATION CRITERIA AND INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS BELOW MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF SF330. The NAICS Codes for this procurement is 541310 Engineering Services. Award of a Firm Fixed Price contract is anticipated. Anticipate award of contract with successful AE firm is July 24, 2016. Anticipated time for completion of design is approximately 120 calendar days including time for VA reviews. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services after award of the construction project contract. DATABASE REGISTRATION INFORMATION: VERIFICATION OF STATUS OF APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL OFFEROR THIS ACQUISITION IS 100% SET-ASIDE FOR QUALIFIED SMALL BUSINESS AE FIRMS. SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM): Federal Acquisition Registrations require that federal contractors register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov and enter all mandatory information into the system. Award cannot be made until the contractor has registered. Offerors are encouraged to ensure that they are registered in SAM prior to submitting their qualifications package. THE EXCLUDED PARTIES LIST SYSTEM (EPLS): To ensure that the individuals providing services under the contract have not engaged in fraud or abuse regarding Sections 1128 and 1128A of the Social Security Act regarding federal health care programs, the contractor is required to check the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) located at www.sam.gov for each person providing services under this contract. Further the contractor is required to certify that all persons listed in the qualifications package have been compared against the EPLS list and are NOT listed. During the performance of this contract the Contractor is prohibited from using any individual or business listed on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. E-VERIFY SYSTEM: Companies awarded a contract with the federal government shall be required to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days of the contract award date. They shall also need to begin using the E-Verify system to confirm that all of their new hires and their employees directly working on federal contracts are authorized to legally work in the United States. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. There is no charge to employers to use E-Verify. (FAR 52.222-54) Qualified A-E firms are required to respond if interested by submitting one (1) original completed Standard Form 330 qualification package Parts I and II to include all consultants (form available on-line at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486) Must include in Part I Section H an organizational chart of the firm (excludes consultants) and a design quality management plan. Submission information incorporated by reference is not allowed. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc.) and a CD copy of the Standard Form 330. FedEx or UPS delivery only Mail to: Network Contracting Office (NCO) 10 West 4646 John R. Street Room B5381 Detroit, MI 48201 Attn: Contracting Officer Darryl Williams To be received by no later than 2:00 PM local time March 9, 2016. No solicitation document is available and telephone inquiries will not be honored. No faxed or emailed forms will be accepted. After the evaluation of submissions in accordance with the evaluation criteria a 'short list' of three or more of the most highly qualified firms will be chosen for interviews to present their approach to the design to arrive at selection of the firm to enter into negotiations. This is not a request for proposal. The Government will not pay for nor reimburse any costs associated with responding to this advertisement. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this advertisement.

USPS Forest Park, IL - Chicago NDC Annex Roof Replacement

United States Postal Service, Facilities Portfolio | Published April 15, 2016  -  Deadline May 9, 2016
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  The Northern Facilities Construction CMT of the United States Postal Service is soliciting proposals for a Roof Replacement project, at the United States Postal Service owned Chicago NDC Annex 7500 Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, IL 60130, Cook County.  Please see attached Summary of Work.The estimated cost of the work is between $ 900,000 to 1,100,000; with construction completion no later than two hundred forty (240) calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed. The solicitation will open April 18, 2016 on USPS eSourcing Emptoris (see How to Participate below) and close on May 9, 2016.  A pre-proposal meeting for this project will be held on 4/28/2016 at 10:30 am, (local time) on site.  Attendance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended.  Technical inquiries are to be addressed to Don Bova, Architect/Engineer, Roth Brothers, at 330-270-4991, or the USPS Project Manager, David Scott at 303-264-0431.The Postal Service bases contract award decisions on best value.  The Postal Service is more concerned with making an award at the lowest overall price than with obtaining superior technical or management features. However, the Postal Service may not necessarily make an award at the lowest price in order to achieve a small price savings if better value can be achieved with superior technical or management features.  The benefits of a higher priced proposal may merit a higher price. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Modified Management Plan:  Sections include Eligibility, Safety, Bonding Information, Construction Phase, Project Management, and Comparable Experience.  The Modified Management Plan will be evaluated and scored on a scale of 100 points.  Solicitation Attachment 12 contains the scoring breakdown.Price Proposal:  Signed Offer and Award (Page 1), Schedule of Unit Prices, and Schedule of Values. Terms & Conditions:  Solicitation Section A.203 (if applicable), Section A.206, Key Personnel, Section A.400, Representations and Certifications, Section A.402, Domestic Source Certificate, and Section A.404, Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Program. Bonding:  Contractor must have the ability to obtain 100 percent performance and payment bonds for this project within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of a Notice of Intent to Award.Contractor will be responsible for coordination of all work in a manner that will not interfere with operations and coordinate all work related to this phased project with the Facility Manager or designee.  Note:  Successful offeror will be required to submit a Sub-Contracting Plan and Project Specific Safety Plan acceptable to the USPS Contracting Officer before a Notice to Proceed (NTP) is issued.  The successful offeror will be bound by the Contractor's Screening Requirements.  Offerors must familiarize themselves with the requirements of Clause F-102.HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OPPORTUNITYAll proposals must be submitted online in USPS eSourcing Emptoris (https://uspsesourcing.emptoris.com).  USPS eSourcing Emptoris is a web-based electronic solicitation platform.If your organization wishes to participate in this solicitation, please see the attached Emptoris registration instructions.  If you have any questions on the registration process, contact Chris Gaj at cgaj@usps.gov or (860) 285-7015 or Eileen Walker at eileen.a.walker@usps.gov or (860) 285-7217.Once you complete the registration process, the Postal Service will review the entry within seven (7) business days to ensure it is complete and accurate. Upon approval, you will be notified via e-mail of your log-in credentials.  Once you are registered or if your company is already registered in Emptoris, please contact Chris Gaj at cgaj@usps.gov or (860) 285-7015 or Eileen Walker at eileen.a.walker@usps.gov or (860) 285-7217 to request an invitation to bid. Separate electronic messages will be sent inviting you to participate in the solicitation and notifying you when the event is opened.Each organization must "accept" the Invitation in order to place a bid in Emptoris.  Any required documentation may be attached to your bid after submitting total dollar amount of bid in Emptoris.CLOSING TIME WILL NOT BE EXTENDED DUE TO OPERATOR INABILITY WITHIN EMPTORIS.

C--Potable Water Improvements

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published December 1, 2015  -  Deadline December 22, 2015
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DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the establishment of an Architect-Engineering (A-E) contract with services to be performed at the VA Medical Center Cheyenne VAMC 2360 East Pershing Blvd, WY 82001. This requirement is being set-aside to Small Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, scroll down to locate and click on the SF-330 hyperlink entitled, "Architect-Engineer Qualifications." Written questions pertaining to this requirement should be submitted no later than 12:00 PM. Mountain Standard Time (MST), December 08, 2015. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330, Parts I and II, to Josiah.Benton@va.gov. The SF-330s are due no later than 12:00 PM, MST, December 22, 2015. SCOPE OF WORK: This contract will provide for a design for correcting deficiencies to ensure patient safety and to comply with to VA Directives at the Sheridan VA Medical Center. The contractor shall design the following 1. Replace existing waterlines from connection to City of Cheyenne water main. Includes replacement of all water mains and service lines to all buildings located on the Cheyenne VA Medical Center Campus. This includes ensuring all waterlines are identified on plans.. a. This includes ensuring all waterlines are identified on plans. Existing water lines must be maintained during construction to the extent possible to keep the medical center fully function during the construction period. The design will include phasing plans to minimize water disruptions during the work week and to utilize evenings and weekends for water service disruption. b. Remove abandoned water mains upon installation of new water mains. c. Control Valves shall be designed into the project per industry standards and as necessary to provide runs of no more than 200 Lin. Ft. with all safety items such as backflow preventers, etc., and potential hose connections at same locations within vaults. All aspects of the design must adhere to the NEC Design manuals posted on the VA technical information library at the following sites: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dManual/dmMEhosp.pdf and http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dManual/dmPlbg.pdf 2. Work includes, but is not limited to, Architectural, Mechanical and Electrical design services for the Replace Waterlines Project 3. The design must, as a minimum, be in accordance with all applicable codes indicated in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Design Manuals and VA PUBLICATIONS (Master Construction Specifications, Construction Standards, etc.) and any other applicable codes. This project design is to adhere to all building codes and standards including Joint Commission Accreditation Standards, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes, VA Specifications and Standards, and American Institute of Architects (AIA) Standards unless otherwise approved in writing by VA. Design is to follow all information outlined in VA Technical Information Library located at http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dGuide.asp unless otherwise approved in writing by VA. Please note: The VA is its own Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and is, therefore, not necessarily required to comply with the requirements of other AHJs with which the A/E firm may have worked, and VA Information Security Handbook 6500.6, etc.). DESIGN CRITERIA: As part of the design the following list needs to be considered: 1. All electrical work will be terminated by the contractor. The design must be clear who and what is supplied for the termination equipment. 2. Any penetrations through any fire barriers whether a floor or wall it will be done in this contract to meet VA standards and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). 3. The installed system and its components shall be tested and commissioned. This will be included in the design and construction documents. 4. Implement new technologies in electrical systems to improve facilitate energy usage reductions. The system will be compatible with the existing control systems on station. 5. All finishes will be designed and called out in a finish schedule. 6. All testing and balancing parameters will be provided by the A-E. 7. Design documents that show the red lines will be submitted by the contractor to the A-E, put into the AutoCAD drawings and submitted within 30 days of the completion of the construction project. 8. All existing utilities which are designed to be relocated or modified shall have direction to the contractor on the new location and modifications. INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES: 1. A report on 8 1/2"x11" paper (bound) and an electric Portable Document Format (PDF) version will be submitted. It will provide pro and cons of the project. It shall include a preliminary cost estimate and any results from preliminary testing and investigations. The results and sketches from this report should be used to develop the design. 2. Interview and work with medical center staff to determine how the current system is working and what needs there are from the Facilities Management staff. 3. In person inspections are required before the start of design due to the need for phased designed in the specified areas. The A-E will need to understand the workings of the area to facilitate a smoother design. OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: The submitted SF-330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF-330 technical proposals: The A/E must demonstrate its qualifications with respect to the published evaluation criteria for all services. Evaluation Criteria (1) through (4) are considered most important and equal among themselves; Criteria (5) and (6) are of slightly less importance than (1) through (4), but are equal value among themselves; Criteria (7) and (8) are the least important and listed in descending order of importance. Specific evaluation criteria include: 1. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. 2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 6. Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Criterion 1 - Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to: ? Experience with multi-phased hospital design and construction programs; ? Experience with construction and renovation phasing in hospitals and other VA facilities; ? Experience in providing post construction award services (shop drawing review, as-built drawing and Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) preparation, construction inspection services, and Operating and Maintenance Manuals). Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF-330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF-330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF-330. For submittal purposes, a task order on an IDIQ contract is considered a project, as is a stand-alone contract award. Do not list an IDIQ contract as an example of a completed project. Instead, list relevant completed task orders or stand-alone contract awards that fit within the definition above. Examples of project work submitted that do not conform to this requirement will not be evaluated. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF-330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines - Architecture, Interior Design, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection Engineering and LEED/Green Globes. The A-E must include a registered engineer from the state of Wyoming. The government shall allow for an offeror demonstrating reciprocity through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF-330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. NOTE: Past performance information for projects listed under Criterion 1. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF-330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Josiah Benton via email at Josiah.Benton@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF-330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area (Sheridan, WY) and knowledge of the (Sheridan, WY); provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any subconsultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF-330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF-330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. GENERAL INFORMATION: All design and work will conform to the current edition of the VA Master Specifications and VA Design Standards as published at the following site: www.cfm.va.gov; ASME, OSHA, IBC 2009, NFPA and NEC building codes and standards. Coordinate all work through the COR of Facilities Management Service. Contractor is responsible for all cleanups and refuse disposal throughout the construction period. The A-E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired construction work. Microsoft Project scheduling and management software will be used by both the A-E and Contractors to allow for regular tracking of schedules and work by the VA Medical Center. Schedules with MS Project will be regularly sent to the COR upon project initiation and whenever significant changes occur in the schedule. The estimated construction range is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. The A-E will provide an initial estimate of cost to perform the above work and will design only those items that can be provided within the cost limitation. The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A-E to minimize impact of the construction. The A-E will provide documents at each submission as indicated in the statement of work. The NAICS code for this procurement will be 541310, Architectural Services. The current small business size standard for 541310 is $7.5 million. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized, all responses to this pre-solicitation notice must be submitted electronically as described below. The only acceptable paper form for this requirement is the receipt of past performance questionnaires. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to non-compliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers 1. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access. Spreadsheet documents must be sent in a format that includes all formulas, macro, and format information. Print or scan images of spreadsheets are not acceptable. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (Purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) 2. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. 3. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format than those described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. 1. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. a. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation. Use only one of the terms Quotation, Offer, or Bid depending on the solicitation type. b. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes. The SF330, in its entirety, shall not exceed one email of 5MB. The SF330 (not including past performance questionnaires) are limited to 30 pages. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by the Contract Officer submitting the solicitation. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers 1. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. 2. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. 3. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). 4. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. 5. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprises at the time of submission of proposal. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz at the time of proposal submission will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-compliant. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

C--675-14-100 | Renovate Primary Care at Lake Baldwin

Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando VAMC | Published April 25, 2015
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Project 675-14-100; Renovate Primary Care at Lake Baldwin Contracting Issuance and Administration Office: Department of Veterans Affairs-VHA, Network Contracting Office (NCO) -8, Construction Team 1, 2500 Lakemont Avenue, FL 32803. Place of Performance: Orlando Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, 5201 Raymond Street, Orlando FL 32803 THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THERE IS NO RFP PACKAGE TO DOWNLOAD. NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE, TECHNICAL INFORMATION, OR BIDDER/PLAN HOLDER LIST WILL BE ISSUED. NO SITE VISIT IS PLANNED AT THIS TIME. ALL INFORMATION NEEDED TO SUBMIT SF330 DOCUMENTS IS CONTAINED HEREIN OR SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS. It is the Offeror's responsibility to check Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov) for any revisions to this announcement before submission of your firm's SF330. THIS PROJECT IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. Department of Veterans Affairs VHA, NCO-8 Construction Team 1 is soliciting and intends to award a firm fixed price contract for Architect/Engineering (A/E) services to an responsible A/E firm for development of complete Construction Documents (i.e. working drawings, specifications, and reports) and perform Construction Period Services for this project entitled. Renovate Primary Care at Lake Baldwin, Project No. 675-14-100, for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando VA Medical Center, 5201 Raymond Street, Orlando, FL 32803. A/E shall furnish technical services for schematic design, design development and construction documents. Interested A/E firms must have the capability of engaging all additional disciplines as necessary to provide a complete fee proposal. Project Overview: 1. The Orlando VA Medical Center proposes renovation/repurpose of the existing Lake Baldwin campus when departments have been relocated to the new Lake Nona facility. 2. This project will relocate 4000 SF of Compensation & Pension (C&P) space from modular building 523 to building 500 (Lake Baldwin Campus), as well as renovate an additional 12,000 SF in building 500 to expand C&P to a total footprint of 16,000 SF. An additional 6,500 SF within buildings 500 & 504 will be renovated to meet the Patient Care Team (PACT) model. Layout and extent of work will be determined based on vacated space due to department relocation to the Lake Nona facility. After the transition to the new location (once vacated) the modular building (523) will be disposed of. Construction work to be performed will include Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning system and fire protection system modifications, new flooring, new drywall partitions, new doors, privacy issues, new lay-in ceilings, lighting, plumbing upgrades, painting and signage. Including site utilities and landscaping for removal of the modular building 523. 3. Design work to include Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning system and fire protection system modifications, new flooring, new drywall partitions, new doors, privacy issues, new lay-in ceilings, lighting, plumbing upgrades, painting and signage. Including site utilities and landscaping for removal of the modular building 523. 4. The following apply to all facilities associated with Project 675-14-100 Renovate Primary Care Lake Baldwin. a) Architectural Issues: The design guidelines shall meet all specifications to Renovate Primary Care at Lake Baldwin into a space that is contemporary in terms of finishes as well as layout and workflow. b) Interior Design Issues: This space is to follow the Plane tree philosophy. c) Mechanical Issues: Mechanical work shall provide all renovated spaces with new mechanical equipment, tied into existing building systems as appropriate. d) Electrical work shall provide all renovated spaces with new electrical equipment, tied into existing building systems as appropriate. e) Structural Issues: Structural work shall provide any saw cuts to for the new requirement to tie plumbing or any other building systems as appropriate. Work shall be phased as required to minimize patient impact and to coordinate with other trades. f) Fire Protection Issues: Fire protection work shall be in accordance with NFPA and updated to cover new and/or additional layouts. . g) Plumbing Issues: Plumbing work shall be in accordance to IBC, FBC and UPC to tie any new systems back into the building to include water closets or any other plumbing requirement. Work shall be phased as required to minimize patient impact and to coordinate with other trades. Specific Project Requirements: Tasks shall consist of but not be limited to Design Period and Construction Period Services for the Renovate Primary Care - Lake Baldwin project. Architect/Engineer shall provide all necessary design services required to ensure that the general intention of the Government is fully satisfied. FEDERAL ACQUISITIONS REGULATIONS (FAR) 36.6 (BROOKS ACT) SELECTION PROCEDURES APPLY. Firms design or prepare specifications in conjunction with this contract are prohibited from participating on any future contracts based on those documents. NAICS Code: 541310. NAICS Code for the Construction project: 236220. Construction magnitude of the project is between $$2,000,000 -$5,000,000 Boeckh Index: The estimated construction contract price set forth herein is based on the Boeckh Index or 2,128.2 for the period of March - April 2013. This limiting cost will be adjusted as the Boeckh Index changes from the date of this fixed limit to the date the bids on the construction contract are opened. Anticipated award date of the Project Construction phase is: Unknown, probable 2014 or 2015. Anticipated award date of the proposed A-E Contract is on or before March 30, 2014. Anticipated period of performance of the A-E contract is 210 Calendar Days. Anticipated period of performance of the Construction Contract is estimated: TBD. Duration of Construction Period Services and Authority: The Selected A/E firm will be responsible for being responsive to the NCO-8 Construction Team 1 and the Orlando VA Facility Engineering staff and provide Basic A/E Services during the Construction Period Services Phase of this project. The A/E shall serve the Government in an advisory and consultant capacity. The A/E firm shall not provide administration of the construction contract. This is a 100% Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Set Aside. Offerors must be registered in CCR (SAM) (https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/) and visible/certified in Vet Biz (www.vetbiz.gov) at time of submission of their firm's qualifications in order to be considered. As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), you are verifying your firm meets the status requirements of a SDVOSB concern as established by 38 CFR Part 74 and certifying your firm is eligible to receive an award per this notice. SELECTION OF THE A-E FIRM: Firms responding to this announcement by submitting a SF 330 will be considered for initial evaluation. Following initial evaluation of SF330s, discussions/interviews/negotiations will be held with at least three (3) A/E firms that are determined "MOST HIGHLY QUALIFIED" to provide the type of services required. Selected firms will be notified by telephone or email of selection and provided further instructions. Selection of firms for discussions/interviews/negotiations shall be made by a Pre-selection Board by evaluation of the PRIMARY SELECTION CRITERIA listed below. PRIMARY SELECTION CRITERIA in Order of Preference: Note: Failure to address all selection criteria in sufficient detail will result in a low a rating or exclusion. Selection criteria (See FAR Subpart 36.6 and VA Acquisition regulation 836.6) as follows: 1. Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required service. A board will evaluate, as appropriate, the education, training, registration, certifications overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm of the key management and technical personnel. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of the key personnel and not the number of personnel. The lead designer in each discipline must be registered as required by FAR 36.609-4 and 52.236-25. 2. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. A board will evaluate the specialized experience on similar projects and the technical capabilities (such as design quality management procedures, CADD, equipment resources, and laboratory requirements) of the prime firm and any subcontractors. The Board will evaluate where appropriate the effectiveness of the proposed project team (including management structure; coordination of disciplines, offices and/or subcontractors; and prior working relationships) will also be examined. Specialized experience in design/renovation of VA Hospitals/Clinics and Hospitals/Clinics is weighted favorably. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. A board may consider more favorably a firm's experience in projects similar or greater in scope, size and magnitude and the available capacity of key disciplines when evaluating the capacity of a firm to perform the work in the required time. The board will consider the full potential value of any current A/E contracts that a firm has been awarded when evaluating capacity. 4. Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Information obtained for Government Past Performance Information Systems may be accessed and utilized in the evaluation process. 5. Location in general geographical area of the projects and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of the criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Examples of knowledge of the locality include knowledge of geological features, climatic conditions or local construction methods that are unusual or unique. 6. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. The SF 330 must address these criteria. 7. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. The SF 330 shall contain a signed and dated statement affirming that that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. 8. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 9. The area of consideration for an Offeror is a 750 Mile driving radius between principal business address listed in VETBIZ and the Orlando VA Medical Center, 5201 Raymond Street, Orlando FL 32803. Determination of mileage eligibility will be based on www.mapquest.com and the principle business address associated with the SDVOSB vendor's address listed in VETBIZ. 10. Demonstrated ability to follow Sources Sought instructions to include, clarity, accuracy and the organization and completeness of the Offeror's SF330. All SF330 submissions must include the following information either on the SF330 or by supplemental information provided with the SF 330 Submission. 1) Dun & Bradstreet Number 2) Principle Business Address 2) Tax ID Number 3) The e-mail address and phone number of the Primary Point of Contact 4) A current copy of the firm's Vendor Information Page that reflects current SDVOSB Status in VetBiz. See https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov. 5) Statement (signed and dated) that there are no claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services Information Used by Boards: Boards will only consider the following information: SF330 Parts I and II; any required supplemental information; documented performance evaluations. A board will not assume qualifications which are not clearly stated in a firm's submission. A board will review the entire submission of each firm and not excerpts or summaries. A firm will not be contacted to clarify SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit SF 330 and cover pages and any supporting documentation in the following format: Two (2) hard copies, the SF 330 contained in separate 3-ring binders AND One (1) CD -digital SF 330 for Parts I and II, signed and dated by the authorized representative. THREE RING BIDER FORMAT (REQUIRED) " Cover Page " Table of Contents " Tab A: Supplemental Information " Tab B: SF 330 " Tab C: Miscellaneous Information SF 330 Parts I and II and all supporting documents must be received no later than 4:00 PM EDT, Monday, October 28, 2013. EMAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Hard copy SF 330 and supporting information shall be submitted/received in 3-ring binders. SEND SF330 SUBMISSIONS TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Orlando VA Medical Center ATTN: Wayne L. Boger, Contracting Officer 5201 Raymond Street Orlando FL 32803-8208 Point of contact is: Mr. Wayne L. Boger, Contracting Officer, Phone (407) 646-4502, Email: Wayne.Boger@va.gov. REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION ON THIS SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE: All RFIs shall be submitted to in writing to: Wayne.Boger@va.gov. No phone calls will be accepted. The Subject line shall read; A/E Project 675-14-100 || SOURCES SOUGHT RFI || VA248-13-R-2960. The RFI period shall open at the posting of this notice and close at 4:00 p.m. EDT on October 19, 2013. *** RFIs regarding the follow-on construction solicitation will not be addressed at this time.*** ------------------------------------------------------END-----------------------------------------------------

C-- Replace Electrical Primary Distribution AE Design 515-15-117

Department of Veterans Affairs, Battle Creek VAMC | Published March 15, 2016  -  Deadline April 15, 2016
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This procurement is restricted to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms located within a 300 mile radius of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, 5500 Armstrong Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49037. The mile restriction is in compliance with VAAR 805.207 (b). This requirement is being procured in accordance with the VAAR 836.606-73 as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Description of work to be performed includes: Architect-Engineering services are required for Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Technical Specifications, Construction Period Services, Site Visits, Cost Estimates, and all other related information for Project #515-15-117, Replace Electrical Primary Distribution. The project will include design work for the preparation of 100% complete working drawings and contract documents using edited VA Master Specifications to complete the following: I. STATEMENT OF AE TASKS A. The AE shall furnish design/engineering services necessary to furnish schematics, design development, construction documents, technical specifications, construction phasing, construction period services, site visits, cost estimates, as-built documentation, and all other related information outlined in the A/E instructions. 1) Necessary site survey work such as verifying existing conditions, verifying record drawings, and verifying and analyzing utility systems shall be accomplished in conjunction with preparation of Schematic Design, and Design Development. 2) The site survey and soil testing work shall include an investigation of existing conditions. The purpose is to accurately document and convey for measured drawings, utilities for affected areas, and utilities that traverse through affected areas, typical construction type and variations, and finishes. This information provides the necessary base drawings for the Schematic Development phase of Design Development. 3) Shall study the current system to include a determination of the present electrical output provided by our energy company and the current station electrical requirements. 4) Shall review report prepared by engineering firms under previous studies that analyze the condition of the system. 5) Shall provide a draft study and a final study. The final study phase must provide the information necessary to allow the station engineering section to develop the project request for a complete design package to replace the station electrical system. 6) Shall propose replacement options for the electrical system that identify the most economical and least disruptive alternatives, taking into consideration several planned high voltage needs. Shall plan a detailed construction phasing for the project and inspect every switch and transformer to decide if it needs replacement. 7) The AE will be required to attend in person (or Senior Delegate of AE) to pre-bid meetings, a pre-construction meeting, project construction meetings and a final inspection meeting. There will also be various construction site meetings that will require a representative of the AE. 8) AE will provide meeting notes / minutes for meetings and conference calls. 9) The A-E shall provide competent design and construction period services utilizing individuals who are adequately knowledgeable of the various design disciplines including but not limited to architectural and engineering of structural, mechanical, electrical, and special systems as required by the project. Changes in personnel from those who are proposed in negotiations, interviews, kick-off meeting, and/or A-E submission forms must be approved in writing. The registered individuals who will stamp the completed documents shall accomplish engineering design work. 10) All architects and engineers performing work on this project shall be licensed to perform professional design work in the state of Michigan. 11) A-E shall study the current system to include a determination of the present electrical output provided by the current station electrical requirements. B. The AE shall provide cost estimation, project scheduling & phasing, bid period and construction period services as further described in the contract. Estimates shall have a full itemized line item breakout commensurate with the degree of design accomplished. At the Schematic Design phase, square foot estimates would be adequate. As the design progresses in detail, so the estimate would progress in detail. C. The AE shall provide bid documents in both hard paper copies and electronic format. Electronic format shall include AutoCAD and Microsoft Word/Excel as well as PDF format for all. Final PDF of the construction drawings shall include the professional stamp. D. AE shall design construction to phase and coordinate work to minimize disruptions to medical center operations. Outages shall be minimized and temporary conditions planned to maintain critical utility systems. Suitable space/access for mechanical room equipment maintenance must be maintained throughout construction. To keep the number of outages to a minimum, group common work. Phasing of interruptions shall be clearly indicated on the construction documents. E. A-E shall design within funding limitations. AE shall coordinate cost control measures with COR to design within funding limits. Cost control alternatives shall be explored in Design Development (DD's). The AE is required by national VA directive to include a 20% bid deduction. F. Review AE Quality Alerts from the TIL. Design completion timeframe of 205 days after receipt of the Notice to proceed. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services after award of the construction project contract. In accordance with FAR 36.204, the estimated magnitude of the resulting construction project is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. Qualifications (SF330) submitted by each firm for Project #515-15-117 for "Replace Electrical Primary Distribution " will be reviewed and evaluated based on the following criteria: Prospective firms are required to address all selection criteria within submitted SF330 packages using additional pages as required and SF 330 submissions including any additional pages are not to exceed fifty (50) pages. Selection criteria shall be in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.602-1 and VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 836.602-1 as follows: (1) Professional Qualifications: the qualifications of the individuals which will be used for these services will be examined for experience and education and their record of working together as a team. The specific disciplines which will be evaluated are architectural, engineering, and estimating. (2) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: specific experience and technical skill in the type and scope of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. (3) Capacity to Accomplish the Work: the general work load and staffing capacity of the design office which will be responsible for the majority of the design and the ability to accomplish the work in the required time will be evaluated. (4) Past Performance: the past performance of the firm on contracts relevant in scope to the advertised project that were accomplished with the Department of Veterans Affairs, other Government agencies, and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules will be examined. Project past performance references older than 3 years will receive a lesser score than those references for projects accomplished within the past 3 years. (5) Location of Design Firm: the geographic proximity of each firm to the location of the VA Medical Center will be evaluated. This criterion will apply to the office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. Scoring will be based off of the proposed location of the prime contractor firm for this category and scoring shall be as follows: within 75 miles - Excellent (Blue); 76 - 125 miles - Very Good (Green); 126 - 175 miles - Acceptable (Yellow); 175 - 225 miles - Marginal (Orange); 226 - 300 miles - Poor (Red) (6) Claims and Terminations: record of significant claims against the firm or terminated contracts because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services will be examined. (7) Reputation in A-E Community: reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (8) Specific experience and qualifications: of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. FAILURE TO CLEARLY ADRESS ALL EIGHT LISTED EVALUATION CRITERIA AND INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS BELOW MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF SF330. The NAICS Codes for this procurement is 541330 Engineering Services and small business size standard of $15 Million. Award of a Firm Fixed Price contract is anticipated. Anticipated time for completion of design is approximately 205 calendar days including time for VA reviews. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services if award of a construction project contract is made. DATABASE REGISTRATION INFORMATION: VERIFICATION OF STATUS OF APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL OFFEROR THIS ACQUISITION IS 100% SET-ASIDE FOR QUALIFIED SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (SDVOSB) AE FIRMS IN COMPLIANCE WITH VAAR 852.219-10 ONLY. BUSINESSES VERIFIED AND LISTED IN THE VENDOR INFORMATION PAGES DATABASE, (http://www.vetbiz.gov) SHALL BE CONSIDERED. SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM): Federal Acquisition Registrations require that federal contractors register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov and enter all mandatory information into the system. Award cannot be made until the contractor has registered. Offerors are encouraged to ensure that they are registered in SAM prior to submitting their qualifications package. THE EXCLUDED PARTIES LIST SYSTEM (EPLS): To ensure that the individuals providing services under the contract have not engaged in fraud or abuse regarding Sections 1128 and 1128A of the Social Security Act regarding federal health care programs, the contractor is required to check the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) located at www.sam.gov for each person providing services under this contract. Further the contractor is required to certify that all persons listed in the qualifications package have been compared against the EPLS list and are NOT listed. During the performance of this contract the Contractor is prohibited from using any individual or business listed on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. E-VERIFY SYSTEM: Companies awarded a contract with the federal government shall be required to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days of the contract award date. They shall also need to begin using the E-Verify system to confirm that all of their new hires and their employees directly working on federal contracts are authorized to legally work in the United States. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. There is no charge to employers to use E-Verify. (FAR 52.222-54) Qualified A-E firms are required to respond if interested by submitting one (1) original completed Standard Form 330 qualification package Parts I and II to include all consultants (form available on-line at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486) Must include in Part I Section H an organizational chart of the firm (excludes consultants) and a design quality management plan. Submission information incorporated by reference is not allowed. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc.) and a CD copy of the Standard Form 330. Completed SF330s can be delivered to Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Attn: Craig Jenkins, Contract Specialist, NCO 10 West Contracting Office (90VC), 5500 Armstrong Rd, Building 9, Battle Creek, MI 49037, no later than 3:00 p.m. EDT, April 16, 2016. Outermost envelope or packaging shall clearly identify Solicitation number and project. Information shall be submitted via commercial express service. No hand carried deliveries. Telegraphic, email, and facsimile forms are prohibited. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc). Award of any resultant contract is contingent upon the availability of funds. No solicitation document is available and no other information pertaining to project scope, etc. is available at this time. Any request for assistance with submission or other procedural matters shall be submitted via email only (craig.jenkins@va.gov), telephone inquiries will not be honored. After the evaluation of SF330 submissions in accordance with the evaluation criteria, three or more of the most highly qualified firms will be chosen for interviews to present their approach to the design to arrive at selection of the number one firm for negotiations. The contract is anticipated to be awarded in JUNE/JULY 2016. The Government will not pay nor reimburse any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement.

C--Renovate Building 82-1 for Patient Privacy AE DESIGN 515-15-116

Department of Veterans Affairs, Battle Creek VAMC | Published March 10, 2016  -  Deadline April 11, 2016
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This procurement is restricted to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms located within a 300 mile radius of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, 5500 Armstrong Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49037. The mileage restriction is in compliance with VAAR 805.207(b). This requirement is being procured in accordance with the VAAR 836.606-73 as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Description of work to be performed includes: Architect-Engineering services are required for Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Technical Specifications, Construction Period Services, Site Visits, Cost Estimates, and all other related information for Project #515-15-116, Renovate Building 82 for Patient Privacy. The project will include design work for the preparation of 100% complete working drawings and contract documents using edited VA Master Specifications to complete the following: I. STATEMENT OF AE TASKS A. The AE shall furnish all services for a complete schematic design, design development, construction documents, bid documents, Technical Specifications, Cost Estimates, construction period services as, Site Visits, As-Built Documentation, and all other related information as outlined in the "AE Instructions" for project 515-15-116 Renovate Building 82 for Patient Privacy at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. 1) Necessary site survey for work such as verifying existing conditions, verifying record drawings, and verifying and analyzing utility systems shall be accomplished in conjunction with preparation of Schematic Design, and Design Development for the renovation of approximately 19,000 square feet of space on the first floor, refurbish the existing elevator, and replace the Eastern basement entrance vestibule. 2) Single and multi-bed dorm rooms will be reconfigured to private and semiprivate bedrooms in compliance with VA design criteria. A portion of the rooms will be equipped with special needs equipment (i.e. Lift Stations). Secondary Electrical Distribution Systems will also be replaced and upgraded where necessary. New wall & floor finishes will be used to eliminate the existing institutional feeling on the floors. And new nursing stations created at the center of each patient care area, allowing for better observation. The design shall incorporate the existing isolation rooms, the existing elevators, and existing communication and electrical rooms. 3) The existing HVAC System was recently upgraded. The HVAC duct work shall be reconfigured to work with the existing air handler and the proposed floorplan. The Building 82 steam convection radiators shall be renovated and repaired as necessary. The existing locations of the steam convection radiators shall be considered in the proposed layout. The steam convection radiators in the first floor porch areas shall be replaced 4) The A/E shall evaluate the existing lighting. If the existing lighting consists of newer LED fixtures, the A/E shall require these fixtures to be salvaged and reinstalled. All florescent and incandescent fixtures shall be replaced with LED. 5) All existing bathroom fixtures shall be salvaged and returned to the VA or reinstalled. Salvaged bathroom fixtures to include water closets and valves, urinals and valves, sinks, faucets and mixing valves, toilet paper dispensers, paper towel dispensers, and soap dispensers. Existing mixing valves shall be evaluated for conformance to the latest VA Design Guides. 6) The existing vestibule on the eastern entrance into to basement of Building 83 allows wind and air to enter the building. This vestibule, including the concrete sidewalk and patio shall be replaced. The entrance and sidewalk shall be compliant with the VA Barrier Free Design Guide. 7) The AE will be required to attend in person (or Senior Delegate of AE) to pre-bid meetings, a pre-construction meeting, project construction meetings and a final inspection meeting. There will also be various construction site meetings that will require a representative of the AE. 8) AE will provide meeting notes / minutes for meetings and conference calls. 9) The A-E shall provide competent design and construction period services utilizing individuals who are adequately knowledgeable of the various design disciplines including but not limited to architectural and engineering of structural, mechanical, electrical, and special systems as required by the project. Changes in personnel from those who are proposed in negotiations, interviews, kick-off meeting, and/or A-E submission forms must be approved in writing. The registered individuals who will stamp the completed documents shall accomplish engineering design work. B. The AE shall provide cost estimation, project scheduling & phasing, bid period and construction period services as further described in the contract. Estimates shall have a full itemized line item breakout commensurate with the degree of design accomplished. At the Schematic Design phase, square foot estimates would be adequate. As the design progresses in detail, so the estimate would progress in detail. C. The AE shall provide bid documents in both hard paper copies and electronic format. Electronic format shall include AutoCAD and Microsoft Word/Excel as well as PDF format for all. Final PDF of the construction drawings shall include the professional stamp. D. AE shall design construction to phase and coordinate work to minimize disruptions to medical center operations. Outages shall be minimized and temporary conditions planned to maintain critical utility systems. Suitable space/access for mechanical room equipment maintenance must be maintained throughout construction. To keep the number of outages to a minimum, group common work. Phasing of interruptions shall be clearly indicated on the construction documents. E. A-E shall design within funding limitations. AE shall coordinate cost control measures with COR to design within funding limits. Cost control alternatives shall be explored in Design Development (DD's). The AE is required by national VA directive to include a 20% bid deduction. F. Review AE Quality Alerts from the TIL. Design completion timeframe of 190 days after receipt of the Notice to proceed. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services after award of the construction project contract. In accordance with FAR 36.204, the estimated magnitude of the resulting construction project is between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000. Qualifications (SF330) submitted by each firm for Project #515-15-116 for "Renovate Building 82 for Patient Privacy" will be reviewed and evaluated based on the following criteria: Prospective firms are required to address all selection criteria within submitted SF330 packages using additional pages as required and SF 330 submissions including any additional pages are not to exceed fifty (50) pages. Selection criteria shall be in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.602-1 and VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 836.602-1 as follows: (1) Professional Qualifications: the qualifications of the individuals which will be used for these services will be examined for experience and education and their record of working together as a team. The specific disciplines which will be evaluated are architectural, engineering, and estimating. (2) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: specific experience and technical skill in the type and scope of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. (3) Capacity to Accomplish the Work: the general work load and staffing capacity of the design office which will be responsible for the majority of the design and the ability to accomplish the work in the required time will be evaluated. (4) Past Performance: the past performance of the firm on contracts relevant in scope to the advertised project that were accomplished with the Department of Veterans Affairs, other Government agencies, and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules will be examined. Project past performance references older than 3 years will receive a lesser score than those references for projects accomplished within the past 3 years. (5) Location of Design Firm: the geographic proximity of each firm to the location of the VA Medical Center will be evaluated. This criterion will apply to the office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. Scoring will be based off of the proposed location of the prime contractor firm for this category and scoring shall be as follows: within 75 miles - Excellent (Blue); 76 - 125 miles - Very Good (Green); 126 - 175 miles - Acceptable (Yellow);176 - 225 miles - Marginal (Orange); 226 - 300 miles - Poor (Red) (6) Claims and Terminations: record of significant claims against the firm or terminated contracts because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services will be examined. (7) Reputation in A-E Community: reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (8) Specific experience and qualifications: of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. FAILURE TO CLEARLY ADRESS ALL EIGHT LISTED EVALUATION CRITERIA AND INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS BELOW MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF SF330. The NAICS Codes for this procurement is 541310 Architectural Services and small business size standard of $7.5 Million. Award of a Firm Fixed Price contract is anticipated. Anticipated time for completion of design is approximately 190 calendar days including time for VA reviews. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services if award of a construction project contract is made. DATABASE REGISTRATION INFORMATION: VERIFICATION OF STATUS OF APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL OFFEROR THIS ACQUISITION IS 100% SET-ASIDE FOR QUALIFIED SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS AE FIRMS INCOMPLIANCE WITH VAAR 852.219-10. ONLY BUSINESSES VERIFIED AND LISTED IN THE VENDOR INFORMATION PAGES DATABASE, (http://www.Vetbiz.gov), SHALL BE CONSIDERED. SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM): Federal Acquisition Registrations require that federal contractors register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov and enter all mandatory information into the system. Award cannot be made until the contractor has registered. Offerors are encouraged to ensure that they are registered in SAM prior to submitting their qualifications package. THE EXCLUDED PARTIES LIST SYSTEM (EPLS): To ensure that the individuals providing services under the contract have not engaged in fraud or abuse regarding Sections 1128 and 1128A of the Social Security Act regarding federal health care programs, the contractor is required to check the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) located at www.sam.gov for each person providing services under this contract. Further the contractor is required to certify that all persons listed in the qualifications package have been compared against the EPLS list and are NOT listed. During the performance of this contract the Contractor is prohibited from using any individual or business listed on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. E-VERIFY SYSTEM: Companies awarded a contract with the federal government shall be required to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days of the contract award date. They shall also need to begin using the E-Verify system to confirm that all of their new hires and their employees directly working on federal contracts are authorized to legally work in the United States. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. There is no charge to employers to use E-Verify. (FAR 52.222-54) Qualified A-E firms are required to respond if interested by submitting one (1) original completed Standard Form 330 qualification package Parts I and II to include all consultants (form available on-line at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486) Must include in Part I Section H an organizational chart of the firm (excludes consultants) and a design quality management plan. Submission information incorporated by reference is not allowed. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc.) and a CD copy of the Standard Form 330. Completed SF330s can be delivered to Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Attn: Craig Jenkins, Contract Specialist, NCO 10 West Contracting Office (90VC), 5500 Armstrong Rd, Building 9, Battle Creek, MI 49037, no later than 3:00 p.m. EDT, April 11, 2016. Outermost envelope or packaging shall clearly identify Solicitation number and project. Information shall be submitted via commercial express service. No hand carried deliveries. Telegraphic, email, and facsimile forms are prohibited. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc). Award of any resultant contract is contingent upon the availability of funds. No solicitation document is available and no other information pertaining to project scope, etc. is available at this time. Any request for assistance with submission or other procedural matters shall be submitted via email only (craig.jenkins@va.gov), telephone inquiries will not be honored. After the evaluation of SF330 submissions in accordance with the evaluation criteria, three or more of the most highly qualified firms will be chosen for interviews to present their approach to the design to arrive at selection of the number one firm for negotiations. The contract is anticipated to be awarded in JUNE/JULY 2016. The Government will not pay nor reimburse any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement.

C--Replace Fire Alarm System AE Design 515-14-123

Department of Veterans Affairs, Battle Creek VAMC | Published March 10, 2016  -  Deadline April 11, 2006
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This procurement is restricted to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms located within a 300 mile radius of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, 5500 Armstrong Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49037. The mile restriction is in compliance with VAAR 805.207 (b). This requirement is being procured in accordance with the VAAR 836.606-73 as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Description of work to be performed includes: Architect-Engineering services are required for Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Technical Specifications, Construction Period Services, Site Visits, Cost Estimates, and all other related information for Project #515-14-123, Replace Fire Alarm System. The project will include design work for the preparation of 100% complete working drawings and contract documents using edited VA Master Specifications to complete the following: I. STATEMENT OF AE TASKS A. The AE shall furnish all services for a complete schematic design, design development, construction documents, bid documents, site visits, cost estimates, as-built documentation, and construction period services and all other related information for project 515-14-123 Replace Fire Alarm System for 30 buildings at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Battle Creek, MI. 1) Necessary site survey work such as verifying existing conditions, verifying record drawings, and verifying and analyzing utility systems shall be accomplished in conjunction with preparation of Schematic Design, and Design Development. 2) The A/E shall design a station wide fire monitoring system to be installed parallel to the existing system. Redundant monitoring: primary at building 25 and redundant at police department building 2. The system shall be designed to be monitored by wireless network including transmitters, receivers, and transceivers, including all permits, and FCC application for equipment frequency allocation. 3) The A/E shall evaluate each building to determine which field devices need to be added in accordance with current codes. 4) The AE will be required to attend in person (or Senior Delegate of AE) to pre-bid meetings, a pre-construction meeting, project construction meetings and a final inspection meeting. There will also be various construction site meetings that will require a representative of the AE. 5) AE will provide meeting notes / minutes for meetings and conference calls. 6) The A-E shall provide competent design and construction period services utilizing individuals who are adequately knowledgeable of the various design disciplines including but not limited to architectural and engineering of structural, mechanical, electrical, and special systems as required by the project. Changes in personnel from those who are proposed in negotiations, interviews, kick-off meeting, and/or A-E submission forms must be approved in writing. The registered individuals who will stamp the completed documents shall accomplish engineering design work. B. The AE shall provide cost estimation, project scheduling & phasing, bid period and construction period services as further described in the contract. Estimates shall have a full itemized line item breakout commensurate with the degree of design accomplished. At the Schematic Design phase, square foot estimates would be adequate. As the design progresses in detail, so the estimate would progress in detail. C. The AE shall provide bid documents in both hard paper copies and electronic format. Electronic format shall include AutoCAD and Microsoft Word/Excel as well as PDF format for all. Final PDF of the construction drawings shall include the professional stamp. D. AE shall design construction to phase and coordinate work to minimize disruptions to medical center operations. Outages shall be minimized and temporary conditions planned to maintain critical utility systems. Suitable space/access for mechanical room equipment maintenance must be maintained throughout construction. To keep the number of outages to a minimum, group common work. Phasing of interruptions shall be clearly indicated on the construction documents. E. A-E shall design within funding limitations. AE shall coordinate cost control measures with COR to design within funding limits. Cost control alternatives shall be explored in Design Development (DD's). The AE is required by national VA directive to include a 20% bid deduction. F. Review AE Quality Alerts from the TIL. Design completion timeframe of 190 days after receipt of the Notice to proceed. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services after award of the construction project contract. In accordance with FAR 36.204, the estimated magnitude of the resulting construction project is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. Qualifications (SF330) submitted by each firm for Project #515-14-123 for "Replace Fire Alarm System" will be reviewed and evaluated based on the following criteria: Prospective firms are required to address all selection criteria within submitted SF330 packages using additional pages as required and SF 330 submissions including any additional pages are not to exceed fifty (50) pages. Selection criteria shall be in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.602-1 and VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 836.602-1 as follows: (1) Professional Qualifications: the qualifications of the individuals which will be used for these services will be examined for experience and education and their record of working together as a team. The specific disciplines which will be evaluated are architectural, engineering, and estimating. (2) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: specific experience and technical skill in the type and scope of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. (3) Capacity to Accomplish the Work: the general work load and staffing capacity of the design office which will be responsible for the majority of the design and the ability to accomplish the work in the required time will be evaluated. (4) Past Performance: the past performance of the firm on contracts relevant in scope to the advertised project that were accomplished with the Department of Veterans Affairs, other Government agencies, and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules will be examined. Project past performance references older than 3 years will receive a lesser score than those references for projects accomplished within the past 3 years. (5) Location of Design Firm: the geographic proximity of each firm to the location of the VA Medical Center will be evaluated. This criterion will apply to the office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. Scoring will be based off of the proposed location of the prime contractor firm for this category. Scoring shall be as follows: within 75 miles - Excellent (Blue); 76-125 miles - Very Good (Green); 126-175 miles - Acceptable (Yellow); 176 - 225 miles - Marginal (Orange); 226 - 300 miles - Poor (Red). (6) Claims and Terminations: record of significant claims against the firm or terminated contracts because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services will be examined. (7) Reputation in A-E Community: reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (8) Specific experience and qualifications: of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. FAILURE TO CLEARLY ADRESS ALL EIGHT LISTED EVALUATION CRITERIA AND INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS BELOW MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF SF330. The NAICS Codes for this procurement is 541310 Architectural Services and small business size standard of $7.5 Million. Award of a Firm Fixed Price contract is anticipated. Anticipated time for completion of design is approximately 190 calendar days including time for VA reviews. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services if award of a construction project contract is made. DATABASE REGISTRATION INFORMATION: VERIFICATION OF STATUS OF APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL OFFEROR THIS ACQUISITION IS 100% SET-ASIDE FOR QUALIFIED SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS AE FIRMS IN COMPLIANCE WITH VAAR 852.219.10. ONLY BUSINESSES VERIFIED AND LISTED IN THE VENDOR INFROMATION PAGES DATABASE (http://www.vetbiz.gov) SHALL BE CONSIDERED. SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM): Federal Acquisition Registrations require that federal contractors register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov and enter all mandatory information into the system. Award cannot be made until the contractor has registered. Offerors are encouraged to ensure that they are registered in SAM prior to submitting their qualifications package. THE EXCLUDED PARTIES LIST SYSTEM (EPLS): To ensure that the individuals providing services under the contract have not engaged in fraud or abuse regarding Sections 1128 and 1128A of the Social Security Act regarding federal health care programs, the contractor is required to check the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) located at www.sam.gov for each person providing services under this contract. Further the contractor is required to certify that all persons listed in the qualifications package have been compared against the EPLS list and are NOT listed. During the performance of this contract the Contractor is prohibited from using any individual or business listed on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. E-VERIFY SYSTEM: Companies awarded a contract with the federal government shall be required to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days of the contract award date. They shall also need to begin using the E-Verify system to confirm that all of their new hires and their employees directly working on federal contracts are authorized to legally work in the United States. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. There is no charge to employers to use E-Verify. (FAR 52.222-54) Qualified A-E firms are required to respond if interested by submitting one (1) original completed Standard Form 330 qualification package Parts I and II to include all consultants (form available on-line at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486) Must include in Part I Section H an organizational chart of the firm (excludes consultants) and a design quality management plan. Submission information incorporated by reference is not allowed. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc.) and a CD copy of the Standard Form 330. Completed SF330s can be delivered to Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Attn: Craig Jenkins, Contract Specialist, NCO 10 West Contracting Office (90VC), Building 9, 5500 Armstrong Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49037, no later than 3:00 p.m. EDT, April 11, 2016. Outermost envelope or packaging shall clearly identify Solicitation number and project. Information shall be submitted via commercial express service. No hand carried deliveries. Telegraphic, email, and facsimile forms are prohibited. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc.). Award of any resultant contract is contingent upon the availability of funds. No solicitation document is available and no other information pertaining to project scope, etc. is available at this time. Any request for assistance with submission or other procedural matters shall be submitted via email only (craig.jenkins@va.gov) telephone inquiries will not be honored. After the evaluation of SF330 submissions in accordance with the evaluation criteria, three or more of the most highly qualified firms will be chosen for interviews to present their approach to the design to arrive at selection of the number one firm for negotiations. The contract is anticipated to be awarded in JUNE/JULY 2016. The Government will not pay nor reimburse any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement.

C--Replace Windows, Various Locations AE Design 515-14-103

Department of Veterans Affairs, Battle Creek VAMC | Published March 10, 2016  -  Deadline April 11, 2016
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This procurement is restricted to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms located within a 300 mile radius of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, 5500 Armstrong Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49037. The mileage restriction is in compliance with VAAR 805.207(b0. This requirement is being procured in accordance with the VAAR 836.606-73 as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Description of work to be performed includes: Architect-Engineering services are required for Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Technical Specifications, Construction Period Services, Site Visits, Cost Estimates, and all other related information for Project #515-14-103, Replace Windows, Various Locations. The project will include design work for the preparation of 100% complete working drawings and contract documents using edited VA Master Specifications to complete the following: I. STATEMENT OF AE TASKS A. The Architect/Engineer shall provide design services necessary to furnish: Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Technical Specifications, Construction Period Services, Site Visits, Cost Estimates, As-Built Documentation, and all other related information as outlined in the "AE Instructions for project 515-14-103 Replace Windows for Various Buildings at the VA Medical Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. 1) This project will replace the windows in building 1, 3-14, 24-28, 30, 85, 101, 109, 134, and 138. These buildings all have old poorly insulated aluminum windows from the 1960's and 1970's. The new windows shall be insulated double pane units that are in line with the historical requirements of the campus. 2) Work shall include but not limited to replacement of windows in various buildings, new solid surface interior sill plates, and new finishes. 3) The AE will be required to attend in person (or Senior Delegate of AE) to pre-bid meetings, a pre-construction meeting, project construction meetings and a final inspection meeting. There will also be various construction site meetings that will require a representative of the AE. 4) The A/E shall research the existing record drawings regarding original window installation as well as previous window replacement. Research shall include the design of original building window installation and subsequent changes to and replacement of windows, as necessary. The A/E shall field evaluate to determine which buildings have had windows replaced. The A/E shall field investigate the current windows in each building. The A/E shall field verify each individual building and detail existing window and finish systems. 5) AE will provide meeting notes / minutes for meetings and conference calls. 6) The A-E shall provide competent design and construction period services utilizing individuals who are adequately knowledgeable of the various design disciplines including but not limited to architectural and engineering of structural, mechanical, electrical, and special systems as required by the project. Changes in personnel from those who are proposed in negotiations, interviews, kick-off meeting, and/or A-E submission forms must be approved in writing. The registered individuals who will stamp the completed documents shall accomplish engineering design work. B. The AE shall provide cost estimation, project scheduling & phasing, bid period and construction period services as further described in the contract. Estimates shall have a full itemized line item breakout commensurate with the degree of design accomplished. At the Schematic Design phase, square foot estimates would be adequate. As the design progresses in detail, so the estimate would progress in detail. C. The AE shall provide bid documents in both hard paper copies and electronic format. Electronic format shall include both AutoCAD and Microsoft Word/Excel as well as PDF format for all. Final PDF of the construction drawings shall include the professional stamp. D. AE shall design construction to phase and coordinate work to minimize disruptions to medical center operations. Outages shall be minimized and temporary conditions planned to maintain critical utility systems. Suitable space/access for mechanical room equipment maintenance must be maintained throughout construction. To keep the number of outages to a minimum, group common work. Phasing of interruptions shall be clearly indicated on the construction documents. E. A-E shall design within funding limitations. AE shall coordinate cost control measures with COR to design within funding limits. Cost control alternatives shall be explored in Design Development (DD's). The AE is required by national VA directive to include a 20% bid deduction. F. Review AE Quality Alerts from the TIL. Design completion timeframe of 190 days after receipt of the Notice to proceed. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services after award of the construction project contract. In accordance with FAR 36.204, the estimated magnitude of the resulting construction project is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. Qualifications (SF330) submitted by each firm for Project #515-14-103 for "Replace Windows in Various Locations" will be reviewed and evaluated based on the following criteria: Prospective firms are required to address all selection criteria within submitted SF330 packages using additional pages as required and SF 330 submissions including any additional pages are not to exceed fifty (50) pages. Selection criteria shall be in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.602-1 and VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 836.602-1 as follows: (1) Professional Qualifications: the qualifications of the individuals which will be used for these services will be examined for experience and education and their record of working together as a team. The specific disciplines which will be evaluated are architectural, engineering, and estimating. (2) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: specific experience and technical skill in the type and scope of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. (3) Capacity to Accomplish the Work: the general work load and staffing capacity of the design office which will be responsible for the majority of the design and the ability to accomplish the work in the required time will be evaluated. (4) Past Performance: the past performance of the firm on contracts relevant in scope to the advertised project that were accomplished with the Department of Veterans Affairs, other Government agencies, and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules will be examined. Project past performance references older than 3 years will receive a lesser score than those references for projects accomplished within the past 3 years. (5) Location of Design Firm: the geographic proximity of each firm to the location of the VA Medical Center will be evaluated. This criterion will apply to the office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. Scoring will be based off of the proposed location of the prime contractor firm for this category and scoring shall be as follows: within 75 miles - Excellent (Blue); 76 - 125 miles - Very Good (Green); 126 - 175 miles - Acceptable (Yellow); 176 - 225 miles - Marginal (Orange); 226 -300 miles - Poor (Red) (6) Claims and Terminations: record of significant claims against the firm or terminated contracts because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services will be examined. (7) Reputation in A-E Community: reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (8) Specific experience and qualifications: of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. FAILURE TO CLEARLY ADRESS ALL EIGHT LISTED EVALUATION CRITERIA AND INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS BELOW MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF SF330. The NAICS Codes for this procurement is 541310 Architectural Services and small business size standard of $7.5 Million. Award of a Firm Fixed Price contract is anticipated. Anticipated time for completion of design is approximately 190 calendar days including time for VA reviews. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services if award of a construction project contract is made. DATABASE REGISTRATION INFORMATION: VERIFICATION OF STATUS OF APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL OFFEROR THIS ACQUISITION IS 100% SET-ASIDE FOR QUALIFIED SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS AE FIRMS IN COMPLIANCE WITH VAAR 852.219-10. ONLY BUSINESSES VERIFIED AND LISTED IN THE VENDOR INFORMATION PAGES DATABASE, (HTTP://WWW.VETBIZ.GOV) SHALL BE CONSIDERED. SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM): Federal Acquisition Registrations require that federal contractors register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov and enter all mandatory information into the system. Award cannot be made until the contractor has registered. Offerors are encouraged to ensure that they are registered in SAM prior to submitting their qualifications package. THE EXCLUDED PARTIES LIST SYSTEM (EPLS): To ensure that the individuals providing services under the contract have not engaged in fraud or abuse regarding Sections 1128 and 1128A of the Social Security Act regarding federal health care programs, the contractor is required to check the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) located at www.sam.gov for each person providing services under this contract. Further the contractor is required to certify that all persons listed in the qualifications package have been compared against the EPLS list and are NOT listed. During the performance of this contract the Contractor is prohibited from using any individual or business listed on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. E-VERIFY SYSTEM: Companies awarded a contract with the federal government shall be required to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days of the contract award date. They shall also need to begin using the E-Verify system to confirm that all of their new hires and their employees directly working on federal contracts are authorized to legally work in the United States. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. There is no charge to employers to use E-Verify. (FAR 52.222-54) Qualified A-E firms are required to respond if interested by submitting one (1) original completed Standard Form 330 qualification package Parts I and II to include all consultants (form available on-line at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486) Must include in Part I Section H an organizational chart of the firm (excludes consultants) and a design quality management plan. Submission information incorporated by reference is not allowed. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc.) and a CD copy of the Standard Form 330. Completed SF330s can be delivered to Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Attn: Craig Jenkins, Contract Specialist, NCO 10 West Contracting Office (90VC), 5500 Armstrong Rd, Building 9, Battle Creek, MI 49037, no later than 3:00 p.m. EDT April 11, 2016. Outermost envelope or packaging shall clearly identify Solicitation number and project. Information shall be submitted via commercial express service. No hand carried deliveries. Telegraphic, email, and facsimile forms are prohibited. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc). Award of any resultant contract is contingent upon the availability of funds. No solicitation document is available and no other information pertaining to project scope, etc. is available at this time. Any request for assistance with submission or other procedural matters shall be submitted via email only (craig.jenkins@va.gov), telephone inquiries will not be honored. After the evaluation of SF330 submissions in accordance with the evaluation criteria, three or more of the most highly qualified firms will be chosen for interviews to present their approach to the design to arrive at selection of the number one firm for negotiations. The contract is anticipated to be awarded in JUNE/JULY 2016. The Government will not pay nor reimburse any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement.

C--515-16-108 Install Central Vacuum Return System

Department of Veterans Affairs, Saginaw VAMC | Published February 12, 2016  -  Deadline March 14, 2016
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This procurement is restricted to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms located within a 350 mile radius of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, 5500 Armstrong Road, Battle Creek, MI 49037. The mileage restriction is in compliance with VAAR 805.207(b). This requirement is being procured in accordance with the VAAR 836.606-73 as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Description of work to be performed includes: Architect-Engineering services are required for Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Technical Specifications, Construction Period Services, Site Visits, Cost Estimates, and all other related information for Project #515-16-108, Install Central Vacuum Return System. The project will include design work for the preparation of 100% complete working drawings and contract documents using edited VA Master Specifications to complete the following: I. STATEMENT OF AE TASKS The Architect/Engineer shall provide design services necessary to furnish: Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bid Documents, Technical Specifications, Cost Estimates, Construction Period Services, Site Visits, As-Built Documentation, and all other related information as outlined in the "A/E Instructions" for Project 515-16-108, Install Central Vacuum Return System, at the VA Medical Center in Battle Creek, Michigan The A/E shall design a new vacuum return system that will pull the station condensate back to the new boiler plant. The design shall detail work within each building so the system works efficiently and accurately while deleting unnecessary equipment. The new central vacuum return system shall pull the condensate return to a centralized location and feed it back to the new boiler plant at Building 300. The A/E shall recommend one or more locations for the new central vacuum return system and coordinate the final location with VA Engineering. This project involves the design of a new underground steam condensate vacuum pump station including civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical disciplines. The A/E shall research the existing record drawings to confirm existing piping configurations and equipment. Research shall include the review of original vacuum return system, subsequent changes to vacuum return system, and the existing piping configuration and size. The A/E will shall become familiar with the new boiler plant and steam site piping changes associated with the new plant. The A/E shall review record drawings to determine which buildings have condensate pumps installed and develop a plan to remove the pumps. AE shall field investigate the current system from the current boiler plant out to each steam fed building and determine existing conditions. AE shall field verify each individual building and detail existing condensate return systems. The Battle Creek VAMC Steam distribution and condensate return system were originally designed and installed in the 1940's. The original condensate return system was design as a vacuum return system with a series of parallel vacuum pumps located in Building 30 (the original boiler plant). At some point around the 1980's the Vacuum Return system was taken out of service. In the more recent past, the condensate return system was altered by installing some gravity return piping and condensate pumps in the basements of various buildings to help "push" the condensate. Most, if not all of our buildings have been retro fitted with electric or steam driven condensate pumps to assist with the evacuation of condensate from the building. The AE will receive a total of 190 days to complete the design, broken down as listed in the design instruction and including the required two weeks for government review between stages. Design completion timeframe of 190 days after receipt of the Notice to proceed. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services after award of the construction project contract. In accordance with FAR 36.204 and VAAR 836.204, the estimated magnitude of the resulting construction project is between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000. Qualifications (SF330) submitted by each firm for Project #515-16-108 for "Install Central Vacuum Return System" will be reviewed and evaluated based on the following criteria: Prospective firms are required to address all selection criteria within submitted SF330 packages using additional pages as required and SF 330 submissions including any additional pages are not to exceed fifty (50) pages. Selection criteria shall be in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.602-1 and VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 836.602-1 as follows: (1) Professional Qualifications: the qualifications of the individuals which will be used for these services will be examined for experience and education and their record of working together as a team. The specific disciplines which will be evaluated are architectural, engineering, and estimating. (2) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: specific experience and technical skill in the type and scope of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. (3) Capacity to Accomplish the Work: the general work load and staffing capacity of the design office which will be responsible for the majority of the design and the ability to accomplish the work in the required time will be evaluated. (4) Past Performance: the past performance of the firm on contracts relevant in scope to the advertised project that were accomplished with the Department of Veterans Affairs, other Government agencies, and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules will be examined. Project past performance references older than 3 years will receive a lesser score than those references for projects accomplished within the past 3 years. (5) Location of Design Firm: the geographic proximity of each firm to the location of the VA Medical Center will be evaluated. This criterion will apply to the office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. Scoring will be based off of the proposed location of the Prime Contractor Firm for this category and scoring shall be as follows: within 50 miles - Excellent (Blue); 51-100 miles - Very Good (Green); 101-150 - Acceptable (Yellow); 151-200 - Marginal (Orange); 201-250: ; 251-350 - Poor (Red). (6) Claims and Terminations: record of significant claims against the firm or terminated contracts because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services will be examined. (7) Reputation in A-E Community: reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (8) Specific experience and qualifications: of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. FAILURE TO CLEARLY ADRESS ALL EIGHT LISTED EVALUATION CRITERIA AND INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS BELOW MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF SF330. The NAICS Codes for this procurement is 541330 Engineering Services and small business size standard of $15.0 Million. Award of a Firm Fixed Price contract is anticipated. Anticipated time for completion of design is approximately 190 calendar days including time for VA reviews. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services if award of a construction project contract is made. DATABASE REGISTRATION INFORMATION: VERIFICATION OF STATUS OF APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL OFFEROR THIS ACQUISITION IS 100% SET-ASIDE FOR QUALIFIED SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS AE FIRMS, IN COMPLIANCE WITH VAAR 852.219-10. ONLY BUSINESSES VERIFIED AND LISTED IN THE VENDOR INFORMATION PAGES DATABASE, (http://www.VetBiz.gov), SHALL BE CONSIDERED. SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM): Federal Acquisition Registrations require that federal contractors register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov and enter all mandatory information into the system. Award cannot be made until the contractor has registered. Offerors are encouraged to ensure that they are registered in SAM prior to submitting their qualifications package. THE EXCLUDED PARTIES LIST SYSTEM (EPLS): To ensure that the individuals providing services under the contract have not engaged in fraud or abuse regarding Sections 1128 and 1128A of the Social Security Act regarding federal health care programs, the contractor is required to check the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) located at www.sam.gov for each person providing services under this contract. Further the contractor is required to certify that all persons listed in the qualifications package have been compared against the EPLS list and are NOT listed. During the performance of this contract the Contractor is prohibited from using any individual or business listed on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. E-VERIFY SYSTEM: Companies awarded a contract with the federal government shall be required to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days of the contract award date. They shall also need to begin using the E-Verify system to confirm that all of their new hires and their employees directly working on federal contracts are authorized to legally work in the United States. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. There is no charge to employers to use E-Verify. (FAR 52.222-54) Qualified A-E firms are required to respond if interested by submitting one (1) original completed Standard Form 330 qualification package Parts I and II to include all consultants (form available on-line at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486) Must include in Part I Section H an organizational chart of the firm (excludes consultants) and a design quality management plan. Submission information incorporated by reference is not allowed. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc.) and a CD copy of the Standard Form 330. Completed SF330s can be delivered to Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Attn: Sonny S. Earls, Contract Specialist, NCO 11 Contracting Office (90CSC), 1500 Weiss Street, Saginaw, MI 48602, no later than 3:00 p.m. EDT, March 01, 2016. Outermost envelope or packaging shall clearly indentify Solicitation number and project. Information shall be submitted via commercial express service. No hand carried deliveries. Telegraphic, email, and facsimile forms are prohibited. All submissions must be bound in some manner (spiral, wire, binder, etc). Award of any resultant contract is contingent upon the availability of funds. No solicitation document is available and no other information pertaining to project scope, etc. is available at this time. Any request for assistance with submission or other procedural matters shall be submitted via email only (Sonny.Earls@va.gov), telephone inquires will not be honored. After the evaluation of SF330 submissions in accordance with the evaluation criteria, three or more of the most highly qualified firms will be chosen for interviews to present their approach to the design to arrive at selection of the number one firm for negotiations. The contract is anticipated to be awarded in JUNE 2016. The Government will not pay nor reimburse any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement.

C--Architectural-Engineering (A-E) IDIQ - Multi Disciplinary Project 675-15-815 Notice:VA248-15-N-1366

Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando VAMC | Published September 30, 2015
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