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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

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.

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

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    

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--AE IDIQ SOUTHERN TIER (IN) GENERAL ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT 610-16-501

Department of Veterans Affairs, Battle Creek VAMC | Published April 2, 2016  -  Deadline May 4, 2016
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PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE 1. The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Network 10 West Contracting Office is seeking qualified Architect -Engineering (AE) firms to submit Standard Form 330 (SF330) "Architect / Engineer Statement of Qualifications" for multiple award Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts for general architectural related AE services at VA facilities in Network 10 West Southern Tier (State of Indiana). Firms submitting qualification packages must be fully licensed to perform designs as a registered professional AE firm in the State of Indiana to be considered for this opportunity. Also see geographic location restriction in paragraph 8.g. of this notice. 2. Network 10 West Southern Tier locations includes: " Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, 1481 West 10th St., Indianapolis IN 46202 " VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Fort Wayne Campus, 2121 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne IN 46805 " VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Marion Campus, 1700 E. 38th St., Marion IN 46953 3. General architectural AE Services to be provided as follows a. AE shall be required to furnish services in accordance with current Department of Veterans Affairs Master Specifications (PG-18-1), Barrier Free Design Guide (PG-18-13), Unified Facilities Guide Specifications, International Building Codes, National Fire Protection Association codes, and other agency standards. Department of Veterans' Affairs specific documents are located on the Office of Construction and Facilities Management Technical Information Library (http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/). b. AE services required shall be multidisciplinary in nature to include but not limited to: Architectural, Structural, Civil, Interior Design, Landscape Architect, Industrial Hygienist, Surveying, Geotechnical, Surveying, Hazardous Materials / Environmental Services (asbestos, lead survey), Economic Analysis, Project Management, Construction Management, Energy, and Estimating. The preponderance of the work via this IDIQ will be architectural in nature however projects may also require the engineering disciplines Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, and also those of a Registered Fire Protection Engineer, therefore these disciplines must also be included in the SF330 submission. c. AE services may include any combination of the below services (but not limited to) to accomplish building designs for new facilities as well as renovation/remodel, cost estimating ( using history of similar projects in the region if possible) and upgrade of existing facilities and systems, to include new buildings, building additions and/or building renovations or remodels. Requirements will vary for each individual IDIQ Task Order and will be defined by separate scopes of work. 1. Concept and scope development. 2. Investigations, Assessments, and Feasibility studies. 3. Space planning. 4. Environmental studies. 5. Program analysis. 6. Schematic design. 7. Pre-construction document technical investigation and studies. 8. Design, drafting, and planning services for renovation, demolition and alterations to existing facilities, interior design, and space planning; 9. Design Development to include deliverables such as designs, plans, drawings, specifications, etc. 10. Design reviews through the Design Development stages of a project. 11. Cost estimates through the Design Development stages of a project (using RS Means, history of similar projects in region, and standard estimating practices). 12. Value engineering reviews. 13. Construction Documents to include deliverables such as designs, plans, drawings, specifications, etc. 14. Construction document and constructability reviews. 15. Cost estimates for Construction Documents (using RS Means, history of similar projects in region, and standard estimating practices). 16. Preparation of schedules, phasing plans, and network analysis. 17. Life-cycle cost analysis. 18. Insuring coordination of various control/life safety/nurse call/IT systems (regardless if new or existing), 19. Fact-finding studies, surveys, investigations and other professional services not necessarily connected with a specific design or construction project. 20. Project Management, Construction Management, and Construction Administration. 21. Construction Quality Assurance and Quality Control. 22. Construction period services including: construction submittal review, request for information investigation and response, change order/modification investigation, design, cost estimating, and issuance. 23. Specialty consulting, investigations, and reports not available through design AE (technical reports, commissioning, etc.). 24. Energy computations, LEED studies/certification 25. As-built preparation 4. AE services are typically known as Study, Schematic, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bid Documents, and Construction Period services, to include reproduction of documents. Potential projects require multi-disciplinary engineering services for various commercial or industrial type facilities, vertical/horizontal construction, pavements and roads, and other hospital related structures. Standard services, in addition to those inherent to the production of construction drawings are (but not limited to): a. Provide professional engineering services as required for the preparation of working drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and (any) possible impact costs for multi-discipline services for the various projects. b. Furnish progress reports of their work. c. Closely coordinate AE's work performed in his/ her office with the related work of the Government staff personnel. d. Promptly report to the Contracting Officer any ambiguities or discrepancies discovered in the project requirements, criteria, or documents, involving their work or the work of the Government. e. Assist VA Medical Center in conferring and coordinating with state and local Government agencies, as required. f. Visit the project sites, hold conferences and discussions with the Government representatives in VA's office, and take such other action as may be necessary for the design development, and to coordinate and complete the required services and documents under each task order. g. Where relevant for task orders, check and recommend to the Government, approval or rejection of shop drawings, samples, equipment lists, and data applicable to the AE's part of design work, during the construction period. h. AE shall analyze and verify utility systems and structures as necessary and as part of their proposal. i. AE shall provide final As-Built drawings utilizing final construction markups ('red-line drawings') for subsequent submission to the COR for the project or other designated Government representative. j. The AE shall advise the Contracting Officer and Contracting Officer Representative (COR) as to the recommended construction timeframe for each construction Bid Item and entire project. AE team shall design the project for multiple Bid alternative Items if requested. k. The COR shall be included on all correspondence between AE and contractors, subcontractors, vendors, etc. pertaining the request project to ensure VA is in informed of any issues, inquires, questions, etc. regarding the design or project. l. The Design(s) shall include all (related) work which represents a complete project, including separation of basics, as required for any multiple Bid Items. m. The AE shall use the most current Veterans Affairs Master Specifications which can be found at: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/spec.asp and shall edit (accordingly) to ensure best practices and to suit the project. n. The AE shall document and distribute to the contracting officer and the COR all site visits, meeting minutes, provide a record of all phone messages, and reports monthly. o. AE shall provide specifications for Phasing and Coordination of utility shutdown(s) with VA COR. Prepay shipping charges on all charts, sketches, drawings, and documents that are sent to the Contracting Officer and/or COR. p. AE is responsible for physical surveys and investigations (in order to minimize construction change orders) of existing conditions, which may include sewer surveying, hydrant flow analysis, and accuracy of existing studies and data. Investigative services may require destructive demolition. q. CRITICAL PATH SCHEDULING: The AE shall develop a critical path schedule demonstrating fulfillment of the contract requirements and shall utilize the plan for scheduling, coordinating and monitoring work under this contract, including all activities of the AE. The precedence diagram method (PDM) shall be utilized to satisfy both time and cost applications. 5. The AE services may be performed in phases, at the option of the Government. These phases will be executed only if the Contracting Officer elects a Government option and issues a separate Task Order or written "Notice to Proceed" to the AE for the particular phase. 6. SET-ASIDE INFORMATION: This procurement is a 40% partial set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) AE firms and 60% partial set-aside for Small Business (SB) AE firms under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 541310, Architectural Services (Small Business Size Standard $7.5 Million). The Government intends to make a minimum of two (2) awards to SDVOSB AE firms and three (3) awards to other SB AE firm for a total of five (5) awards. The awarded contracts will be firm-fixed price Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ). The IDIQ contracts will be for one base year from the date of award with options to extend the term of the contracts for two (2) additional one year periods to be exercised at the discretion of the Government, or until the maximum contract amount of $12,000,000.00 awarded across all IDIQs is reached, whichever is earlier. Each contract awarded will have a guaranteed minimum order of $1,500.00 for the total of the base year and all option years. The minimum value of any individual Task Order is $2,500.00 with a maximum Task Order value of $750,000.00. Each specific IDIQ Task Order shall be separately negotiated based on the A/E effort involved. 7. This procurement will be following the procedures established in the Brooks Act, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15, FAR 36.6, and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 836.6. The selection process will be made using a two stage process. Stage I consists of the initial evaluation of the SF-330's and determination of the highest rated firms. The highest rated firms will then be 'short-listed' and invited to continue with Stage II of the process. All firms not short-listed will be notified at this time. Stage II consists of Interview/Oral Presentations for the short-listed firms and selection of the top ranked firms to receive the solicitation for pricing and conduct negotiations. 8. Stage I: Firms responding to this notice will be evaluated and ranked using the selection criteria listed below. The factors are listed in descending order of importance. The evaluation will consider how each factor is addressed and how it is formatted in order to coincide with the selection criteria. The evaluation factors listed below shall be addressed in Part H of the SF-330. a. Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services - All key personnel for whom resumes are provided shall be shown on the organizational chart in Section D of SF 330, Part 1. Additional staff available for work on this contract shall be indicated on the chart by providing how many staff will be working on the contract in the following key disciplines that are required to be licensed, registered, and/or certified: i. Two architects ii. Two structural engineers iii. Two civil engineers iv. Two mechanical engineers v. Two electrical engineers vi. One fire protection engineer vii. One geotechnical engineer viii. One certified industrial hygienist ix. Two project managers x. One interior designer xi. One cost estimator xii. One landscape architect b. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the contract and their record of working together as a team - Provide the specific experience and qualifications of the personnel proposed for healthcare facility projects and their record of working together as a team. c. Specialized Experience of Team - Specialized experience and technical competence with healthcare related designs in a hospital setting, in the types of work identified below (in descending order of importance within this category): Rehabilitation of existing structures of various types, sizes, and complexities; a. Design of new structures of various types, sizes, and complexities; b. Design of projects at Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Healthcare Systems and other healthcare facilities (both private and public); c. Cost engineering using RS Means and other parametric estimating tools; d. Sustainable design utilizing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating tools; e. Construction phase services including shop drawing, submittals, and Request for Information reviews. d. Firm's Capacity - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time, including existing workload that may limit AE's capacity to perform project work expeditiously. Firms must address and demonstrate the capacity to execute several large Task Orders ($150,000 to $750,000 with a performance time of 90-180 calendar days) or multiple small Task Orders ($2,500 to $150,000 with a performance time of 30-90 calendar days) simultaneously. e. Past performance - Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with schedules. 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 Contractor Performance Assessment Reports System/Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System (CPARS/ACASS) for Factor 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 the requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. f. Management Plan - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. g. Geographic Location - Location in the general geographical area of the project. Must have a working office within 200 miles of the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, 1481 West 10th St., Indianapolis IN 46202 (as measured drawing a straight line on a map (ie. Google Maps) from the aforementioned address to the AE firm's office address). h. Miscellaneous Experience - Address experiences from the projects listed in the SF 330 in regards to: (1) CADD and other computer applications; (2) value engineering; (3) life cycle cost analyses; (4) environmental; (5) historic preservation; (6) energy conservation; (7) Critical Path Management (CPM) and fast track construction. Also include any tangible evidence demonstrating superior performance, such as certificates, awards, peer recognitions, etc. i. Insurance and Litigation - Address the types and amounts of liability insurance carried. Identify all litigation against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services over the last five years and its outcomes. 9. Stage II: The shortlisted firms will be invited to present their qualifications in person to the Evaluation Board. Additional criteria will be provided to these firms, and they will be given approximately ten (10) days to prepare for their Interview Presentations. After the Interview Presentations are concluded the firms will be evaluated and the top-ranked firms will be selected, sent solicitations, and subsequent negotiations to follow. Award selection will be made based on the results of the Interview Presentations only, and not the SF-330 qualifications from Stage I. 10. AE firms are required to submit the SF-330 and supporting documentation electronically via e-mail. The submission must include the SF-330, Architect/Engineer Qualifications (form is available on-line at http://www.cfm.va.gov/contract/ae.asp), and if submitting as a SDVOSB firm a printout of the current VETBIZ registration. The SF-330 including title page, table of contents, and any other relevant information shall not exceed a total of 50 pages in a common font size 12 font, single spaced. Use graphic presentations where such use will contribute relevant data shall be provided in an image area of 7 X 9 inches. The background color of each page of the submission shall be white or ivory stock only. The proposal shall be submitted as a single application-generated (not scanned), searchable PDF document. A page is defined as each face of an 8.5 X 11 inch sheet of paper containing information. 11. Email your information electronically to scott. brennan2@va.gov. The emailed file size shall not exceed 9mb. Packages may be provided in a zip file. The subject line of the e-mail must read "Network 10 West AE IDIQ VA251-16-R-0085". Also provide a copy of the SF-330 on a CD, to: Department of Veterans Affairs, Network 10 West Contracting Office, 5500 Armstrong Rd., Bldg. 9 - Room 105 (Mailcode 515/90VC), Attn: Scott D. Brennan, Battle Creek MI 49037. No paper copies will be accepted. Any technical questions must be received by email only no later than Apr 13, 2016. Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 P.M. EDT on May 4, 2016, in order to be considered. NOTE: THIS PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE IS SUBJECT TO AMENDMENT. MONITOR THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE FBO ALERT SERVICE TO INSURE NOTIFICATION OF ANY AMENDMENTS OR OTHER CHANGES TO THIS ADVERTISEMENT.

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.

P-3C, C-2A, E-2C Black Label Software Delivery and Training

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published May 6, 2016  -  Deadline May 21, 2016
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  The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Air Combat Electronics Program (PMA209), Patuxent River, MD, awarded a modification to Delivery Order 0028, under the Basic Ordering Agreement N00019-11-G-0018 to Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA to modify software for the P-3C, C-2A and E-2C Control Display Unit (CDU-7000) and/or Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) to deliver Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) (Out) Black Label software capability. Additionally, this action will also update existing C-2A/E-2C Training Material, both Computer Based and Instructor Led.  The Federal Aviation Administration mandates a nationwide transition to ADS-B technology by 2020 as a part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) architecture. This acquisition was pursued on a sole source basis under the statutory authority of Title 10, U.S.C. Section 2304(c) (1), as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1, "Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements." A determination by the Government not to compete this effort is solely within the discretion of the Government.

A--NASA NEXT GENERATION SPACE RELAY ARCHITECTURE CONCEPT STUDY

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center | Published May 18, 2016
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P-8A Increment 3 Block 2 Capabilities Integration CDR

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published August 9, 2016
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The purpose of this modification is to mature the Increment 3 Block 2 capabilities through Preliminary and Critical Designs (PDR and CDR) for the following Block 2 capabilities: Minotaur, Multi-Static Active Coherent Enhancements, Wide-Band Satellite Communications, New Computing and Security Architecture, Automated Digital Network System, Common Data Link upgrades, Anti-Surface Warfare Signal Intelligence, Combat System architecture improvements, communication capability upgrades, , and a Higher Than Secret (HTS) security capability.

C--INDEFINITE DELIVERY INDEFINITE QUANTITY CONTRACT FOR ARCHITECT-ENGINEER DESIGN AND RELATED SERVICES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS UNDER THE COGNIZANCE OF NAVFAC SOUTHEAST

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published August 3, 2016
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ARCHITECT-ENGINEER DESIGN AND RELATED SERVICES

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--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-- 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.

Task Order NNC16TA03T under Contract NNC15BA09B for the Free Jet Testing of a Dual Mode Ramjet(DMRJ) at Low Mach Conditions

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center | Published March 17, 2016
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The overall objective for the Turbine-Based Combined Cycle Low Mach Free-Jet Test under this task order award is to verify that the Aerojet Rocketdyne's (AR's) 3rd Generation Powerhead is a viable solution for hypersonic propulsion by conducting a subscale (~3X) free-jet test using AR's 3rd generation flowpath architecture integrated with pre-existing FaCET inlet, nozzle, and pedestal hardware. Task Order award is non-competitive. A Justification for an Exception to Fair Opportunity was approved for Aerojet Rocketdyne under this task order. The statutory authority permitting other than full and open competition is 10 U.S.C. 2304C (b) (2), FAR 16.505(b)(2)(i)(B). Only one awardee is capable of providing the supplies or services required at the level of quality required because the supplies or services ordered are unique or highly specialized.    

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--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--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.

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.