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C--REQUEST FOR AE QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS (FORM SF 330): INDEFINITE DELIVERY/INDEFINITE QUANTITY CONTRACT FOR ARCHITECT & ENGINEERING SERVICES AT THE OSCAR G JOHNSON VA MEDICAL CENTER IN IRON MOUNTAIN, MI

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Great Lakes Healthcare System | Published March 10, 2015  -  Deadline April 10, 2015
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DATE: March 10, 2015 VA69D-15-R-0041 REQUEST FOR CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATION STATEMENT (FORM SF330) SUBMISSIONS INDEFINITE DELIVERY/INDEFINITE QUANTITY CONTRACT FOR ARCHITECT & ENGINEERING SERVICES AT THE OSCAR G JOHNSON VA MEDICAL CENTER IN IRON MOUNTAIN, MI 1. DESCRIPTION OF WORK Provide professional services necessary for the design of various in-house and nonrecurring maintenance construction projects at this Medical Center that are PRIMARILY architectural in nature although projects may also include components that fall under additional disciplines e.g. mechanical, electrical , plumbing , civil and structural, etc. including but not limited to the preparation of designs, plans, specifications, cost estimates and miscellaneous reports. Services shall be provided for one (1) year with the option to extend for up to four (4) additional years for architectural/engineering consultant services. For any one project, a task order award will not exceed $750,000 or be less than $2,000 and the total cumulative contract amount for task orders under this contract shall not exceed a maximum of $4,000,000. The guaranteed minimum award for this contract would be $25,000. This requirement is a 100% total set aside for Small Businesses. The awarded firm is expected to meet the requirements in FAR clause 52.219-14: Limitations on Subcontracting (NOV 2011) and compliance will be monitored throughout contract performance. By submission of an offer and execution of a contract, the Offeror/Contractor agrees that in performance of the contract, at least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the awarded AE firm. As this is not a RFP, no bid packages are available. The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 541310 - Architectural Services & small business size standard of $7.5 Million applies. Award is subject to the availability of funds. The preferred area of consideration is limited to a 150 mile driving radius of Iron Mountain, MI. The location evaluated will be the official business address registered with System for Award Management (SAM) at SAM.gov. ? 2. EVALUATION CRITERIA: This procurement will be evaluated following the procedures established in the Brooks Act, FAR 36.6, and 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. Stage II consists of Interview Presentations for the shortlisted firms and selection of the top ranked firm to receive the solicitation and conduct negotiations. Stage I: Firms responding to this notice will be evaluated and ranked using the evaluation criteria listed below. The technical 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. 1. Professional Qualifications of Team Proposed - Background of firm and key personnel (Project Manager, Principal, and other key personnel, and consultants) provided in the SF330. 2. Management Plan - Provide a team organizational chart for design phase and construction phase and explain why your plan is the best fit for VA. 3. Previous Experience of Proposed Team - Provide examples of specific past project experience (VA healthcare or hospital projects preferred) for the personnel and consultants proposed. 4. Location of facilities and working offices (prime & sub-consultants) - Firms located inside the preferred area of consideration (within a 150 mile driving radius of Iron Mountain, MI) who can demonstrate working knowledge of the locality of the project will be ranked highest under this evaluation factor. Location evaluated will be official business address registered with System for Award Management (SAM) at SAM.gov. 5. Proposed Design Approach - state your firm's proposed design philosophy, anticipated problems/issues, and potential solutions 6. Project Control - Describe the techniques you intend to employ to control the design cost and schedule. List the personnel (and their qualifications) you propose to be responsible for schedule and cost control. 7. Estimating Effectiveness - Provide a list of no more than ten of your most recently designed and constructed projects. Provide your firms estimated construction cost (as of 100% design completion), as well as the construction contract award amount. 8. Firm's Capacity - Describe the firm's ability to accomplish the work in the required time, including the possibility of one or more projects simultaneously. Indicate the firm's present workload and the availability of the project team, for the specified contract performance period. Demonstrate the cost estimating effectiveness for ten of the firm's most recent bid projects. 9. Specialized Experience & Capabilities- Address experiences from the projects listed in the SF 330 in regards to: (1) Interior design; (2) value engineering & life cycle cost analyses; (3) environmental & historic preservation; (4) Energy Conservation & New Energy Resources; (5) CPM and fast track construction; (6) Pollution prevention, waste reduction, use of recovered materials. 10. Awards - List and describe all awards received for design excellence 11. 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 ten years and its outcomes. 12. Past Performance - Past performance on contracts with government agencies in terms of cost control, quality of work, compliance with performance schedules, professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (In accordance with VA Information Letter (IL) 049-03-9, past performance evaluations may also be conducted using information obtained from CPARS and any other sources deemed appropriate by the CO). Stage II: The shortlisted firms will be invited to present their qualifications in person to the Evaluation Board. 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. The top-ranked firm will be selected and sent a solicitation with subsequent negotiations to follow. Interested A/E firms are required to submit a completed form SF 330 and any supporting documentation in order to be considered. The submission must include the SF 330, Architect/Engineer Qualifications (form is available on-line at http://www.cfm.va.gov/contract/ae.asp). The SF 330 including title page, table of contents, and any other relevant information shall not exceed a total of 50 pages in Arial Size 12 font, single spaced. The background color of each page of the submission shall be white or ivory stock only. A page is defined as each face of an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper containing information. Special Consideration for SDVOSB firms After the top three qualified firms are identified, the firms' SDVOSB status will be used as a tie-breaker in cases where there are identical qualification scores. A/E firms that meet the requirements listed in this request for SF 330s are invited to submit one (1) hard copy and (1) electronic copy of the SF 330 with appropriate documentation by close of business APRIL 10, 2015. Email copy to: Jeffrey.gerbensky@va.gov Mail one copy of the information to: Department of Veterans Affairs Great Lakes Acquisition Center (GLAC) Attn: Jeff Gerbensky 115 S. 84th Street, Suite 101 Milwaukee, WI 53214-1476

Multi-Discipline Architect/Engineer Services for Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Projects for the Baltimore District, U.S.Army Corps of Engineer

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published November 13, 2017  -  Deadline December 13, 2017
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CONTRACT INFORMATION. In accordance with the Brooks Act, FAR Subpart 36.6, AFARS 5136.6 and U. S. Army Corps Engineers Acquisition Instruction (UAI) 36.6, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District (NAB), contemplates the award of up to eight (8), Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts for Environmental Architect-Engineer (A/E) services. The ordering period will be five years from award. It is anticipated that the majority of task orders awarded under A/E IDIQ 2018 will be Firm Fixed Price; however, Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) task orders will be allowed. The contracts to be awarded: one 8(A) set-aside IDIQ with a $5M contract capacity, up to two (2) small business (SB) IDIQs with a $5M contract capacity per contract, and up to five (5) unrestricted IDIQs with a $27M contract capacity per contract. The contracts will be used for projects within USACE's North Atlantic Division's geographic area of responsibility, with incidental utilization in the Contiguous United States and in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, in support of other USACE regions. The awards will be made under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 541330, Engineering Services, with a small business size standard of $15M in average annual receipts. If selected for negotiation, large businesses will be required to submit subcontracting plans that address small business utilization and provide maximum practicable opportunities to Small Business (SB), Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) , Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUB Zone), Small Disadvantaged, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Historically Black College University (HBCU) or Minority Institutions (MI) and Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB). If USACE finds a prospective contractor to be non-compliant with their subcontracting plans on previous contracts, the contractor may not be eligible for award under this synopsis. Small businesses are not required to submit subcontracting plans as part of their response. The subcontracting plan is not required with this submittal, but will be required with the fee proposal of the large firms selected. To be eligible for a contract award, a firm must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov. Inherently governmental functions will not be performed by contractors per FAR Part 7.5 and Office of Federal Procurement Policy Letter 92-1.(1) PROJECT INFORMATION. The work may consist of A/E Environmental Services capabilities, including but are not limited to: services within the range of A/E Services as defined by 40 U.S.C. 1102 and FAR 2.101. The scope of A/E Environmental Services capabilities includes, but is not limited to: studies, investigations, surveying and mapping, evaluations, consultations, comprehensive planning, program management conceptual designs, plans and specifications, construction phase services, drawing reviews, preparation of operating and maintenance manuals and other related services. In addition, services required may include, but are not limited to, subsurface exploration chemical sampling, testing and analyses, hazard evaluations, feasibility and engineering studies and reports, cultural resource investigations and mitigation plans, wetland determination and mitigation studies, groundwater and surface water modeling, storm water planning and modeling, fate and transport analyses, preparation of design plans and specifications, natural resource planning level surveys, and field inspections. These services listed are often required to be performed by a licensed or certified technical professional, i.e. Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, Professional Geologist, etc. The services contemplated herein are routinely available in the commercial marketplace, but may not be acquired through the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program. Engineering Pamphlet (EP) 715-1-7 (Architect-Engineer Contracting) paragraph 2-13 states "If any other agency contract for A/E services was not procured as required by the Brooks Act, USACE is prohibited from using such contract(s)." (2) SELECTION CRITERIA. The primary selection criteria for this solicitation are listed in descending order of importance: (1) specialized experience and technical competence, (2) professional qualifications, (3) past performance, (4) capacity, and (5) knowledge of the locality. Secondary criteria include: (1) small business participation plan and (2) volume of DoD contracts within the last twelve months. The small business participation plan must have a set percentage of work attributed to small businesses for this contract. The format for submitting the data is at the contractor's discretion. The secondary criteria will affect the unrestricted portion of this acquisition only. All Offerors participating in the Unrestricted portion of this acquisition, will be required to submit a Small Business Participation Plan. A Small Business Participation Plan will be a secondary selection criteria in this solicitation. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of their ability to successfully meet the small business participation target goals through collective small business participation from any type of small business or sub-category small business contractors responding to this. The secondary criteria will not be applied by the Pre-Selection board and will only be used by the Selection Board as a "tie-breaker" if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms. The Selection procedures will be in accordance with (IAW) FAR 36.6, DFARS 236.6, EP 715-1-7, PARC and local guidance. It is anticipated that interviews for slated firms will be conducted in Baltimore, MD. Factor 1 - Specialized Experience And Technical Competence: The firm must demonstrate specialized experience and technical competence in the following types of projects and/or work products, such as, but not limited to, the following: (1) Hazardous Waste; (2) Industrial Waste; (3) Groundwater and Surface water hydrology; (4) Analytical Chemistry, biology, and toxicology; (5) CERCLA/RCRA; (6) Military Munitions; (7) National Environmental Policy Act Requirements; (8) Archeological Investigations and Mitigation; (9) Environmental Sustainability; and (10) Health Physics. Firms shall provide projects demonstrating their experience in the types of projects and products as described and show specialized experience of the proposed team in provision of the services noted above. All projects provided in the SF 330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and perform work under this contract. Projects not meeting this requirement will be excluded from evaluation. If the Offeror is a joint venture (JV), relevant project experience should be submitted for the joint venture if shared experience is available; if no shared experience is available, offers may submit projects performed by either joint venture partner. Factor 2 - Professional Qualifications of the Individual Design Team Members: Professional Qualifications: Offerors will be evaluated on professional qualifications and competence of the proposed key personnel to provide services to accomplish the work required under this contract. The firm must have registered and licensed personnel, either in-house or through consultants, in the following list of key disciplines: Civil Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Geologist, Planner, Cost Estimator, Land Surveyor, Survey Crew, Construction Manager, Certified Health Physicist and Certified Industrial Hygienist. The evaluation of these disciplines will consider education, training, overall and relevant experience and longevity with the firm. The availability of an adequate number of personnel in the key disciplines shall be presented to insure that the firm can meet the potential of working on multiple task orders for multiple customers in the required timeframes. Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience in the areas noted above within the five years prior to the date of issuance of this Notice and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation in appropriate disciplines. The interested contractor shall indicate the participation of the key personnel in the example projects in the SF 330 Part 1 Section G. Factor 3 - Past Performance: Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules as determined from CPARS and other sources, such as past performance questionnaires. Offerors will be evaluated based on past performance with Federal Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, innovation, compliance with schedules, cost control, overall safety record, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. The evaluation of past performance will be based on information provided through CPARS and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including information from the points of contact provided by the offeror. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers may result in a firm being considered less qualified. NOTE: Past performance information for projects listed under Factor 1 will be given greater consideration. Factor 4 - Capacity: Firms must demonstrate their ability to meet schedule, scope and budget of multiple projects simultaneously for an IDIQ by providing appropriate team or crews to perform those tasks such as surveying, data collection and design effort. Factor 5 - Knowledge of the Locality: Firms shall demonstrate specific knowledge of USACE NAD Area of Responsibility (AOR), with incidental utilization in the Contiguous United States and in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, in support of other USACE Regions and the USACE Baltimore District local conditions or project site features such as geological features, climatic conditions, local construction methods, agency coordination and local laws and regulations. The following Secondary factors are a mandatory for all unrestricted submissions only and will only be used as "tie-breakers" among unrestricted firms that are essentially technically equal. Factor 6- Small Business Participation Plan: Firms shall demonstrate the extent of their participation with small businesses. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of their ability to successfully meet the small business participation target goals through collective small business participation from any type of small business or sub-category small business. Factor 7 - Volume of DoD Contracts within the past 12 months: Firms will be evaluated on their volume of contract with DoD within the past twelve (12) months. 4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit four (4) hard copies and two (2) electronic copies on CD of the SF 330, Part I, Part II for prime and all consultants no later than 1:00 PM EST on Wednesday, 13 December 2017. The SBPP and Volume of DoD contracts within the past 12 months shall be submitted under separate cover. It is not to be included in the SF330. The page limitation for the SBPP and Volume of DoD contracts shall not exceed five (5) pages. The document shall be submitted as one file using Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). Font size shall be 10 or larger. The SF330 Part 1 shall not exceed 125 pages (8.5" x 11"), including no more than 10 pages for Section H. Each printed side of a page will count as a page. Section Tabs and cover letters will not be included the page count. Solicitation packages are not provided and no additional project information will be given to firms during this announcement period. This is not a request for a price proposal. When applying for the 8(A) IDIQ, identify all submissions as: MULTI-DISCIPLINE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER SERVICES FOR HAZARDOUS, TOXIC and RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROJECTS IN THE BALTIMORE DISTRICT, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (8A) IDIQ. When applying for the Small Business IDIQ, identify submissions as: MULTI-DISCIPLINE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER SERVICES FOR HAZARDOUS, TOXIC and RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROJECTS IN THE BALTIMORE DISTRICT, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SMALL BUSINESS IDIQ When applying for the Unrestricted IDIQ, identify submissions as: MULTI-DISCIPLINE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER SERVICES FOR HAZARDOUS, TOXIC and RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROJECTS IN THE BALTIMORE DISTRICT, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS UNRESTRICTED IDIQ. It will not be assumed that your submission will fit into a category. You are required to identify your submissions as defined. Multiple titles on a submission are not acceptable. Point of Contact Linda M. Evans linda.evans@usace.army.milU. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, 10 South Howard Street, Room 7000 Baltimore, Maryland 21201(410) 962-3710

C--Request for A/E Qualifications statements (Form SF330) : Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract for A/E Mechanical services at the Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, MI

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Great Lakes Healthcare System | Published November 13, 2015  -  Deadline December 14, 2015
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VA69D-16-R-0056 REQUEST FOR CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATION STATEMENT (FORM SF330) SUBMISSIONS INDEFINITE DELIVERY/INDEFINITE QUANTITY CONTRACT FOR ARCHITECTUAL & ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL) SERVICES AT THE OSCAR G JOHNSON VA MEDICAL CENTER IN IRON MOUNTAIN, MI 1. DESCRIPTION OF WORK Provide professional services necessary for the design of various in-house and nonrecurring maintenance construction projects at this Medical Center that are PRIMARILY mechanical in nature although projects may also include components that fall under additional disciplines e.g. mechanical, electrical , plumbing , civil and structural, etc. including but not limited to the preparation of designs, plans, specifications, cost estimates and miscellaneous reports. Services shall be provided for one (1) year with the option to extend for up to four (4) additional years for architectural/engineering consultant services. For any one project, a task order award will not exceed $500,000 or be less than $2,000 and the total cumulative contract amount for task orders under this contract shall not exceed a maximum of $750,000.00. The guaranteed minimum award for this contract would be $25,000. This requirement is a 100% total set aside for Small Businesses. The awarded firm is expected to meet the requirements in FAR clause 52.219-14: Limitations on Subcontracting (NOV 2011) and compliance will be monitored throughout contract performance. By submission of an offer and execution of a contract, the Offeror/Contractor agrees that in performance of the contract, at least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the awarded AE firm. As this is not a RFP, no bid packages are available. The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 541330 - Engineering Services & small business size standard of $7.5 Million applies. Award is subject to the availability of funds. The preferred area of consideration is limited to a 250 mile driving radius of Iron Mountain, MI. The location evaluated will be the official business address registered with System for Award Management (SAM) at SAM.gov. ? 2. EVALUATION CRITERIA: This procurement will be evaluated following the procedures established in the Brooks Act, FAR 36.6, and 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. Stage II consists of Interview Presentations for the shortlisted firms and selection of the top ranked firm to receive the solicitation and conduct negotiations. Stage I: Firms responding to this notice will be evaluated and ranked using the evaluation criteria listed below. The technical 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. 1. Professional Qualifications of Team Proposed - Background of firm and key personnel (Project Manager, Principal, and other key personnel, and consultants) provided in the SF330. 2. Management Plan - Provide a team organizational chart for design phase and construction phase and explain why your plan is the best fit for VA. 3. Previous Experience of Proposed Team - Provide examples of specific past project experience (VA healthcare or hospital projects preferred) for the personnel and consultants proposed. 4. Location of facilities and working offices (prime & sub-consultants) - Firms located inside the preferred area of consideration (within a 150 mile driving radius of Iron Mountain, MI) who can demonstrate working knowledge of the locality of the project will be ranked highest under this evaluation factor. Location evaluated will be official business address registered with System for Award Management (SAM) at SAM.gov. 5. Proposed Design Approach - state your firm's proposed design philosophy, anticipated problems/issues, and potential solutions 6. Project Control - Describe the techniques you intend to employ to control the design cost and schedule. List the personnel (and their qualifications) you propose to be responsible for schedule and cost control. 7. Estimating Effectiveness - Provide a list of no more than ten of your most recently designed and constructed projects. Provide your firms estimated construction cost (as of 100% design completion), as well as the construction contract award amount. 8. Firm's Capacity - Describe the firm's ability to accomplish the work in the required time, including the possibility of one or more projects simultaneously. Indicate the firm's present workload and the availability of the project team, for the specified contract performance period. Demonstrate the cost estimating effectiveness for ten of the firm's most recent bid projects. 9. Specialized Experience & Capabilities- Address experiences from the projects listed in the SF 330 in regards to: (1) Interior design; (2) value engineering & life cycle cost analyses; (3) environmental & historic preservation; (4) Energy Conservation & New Energy Resources; (5) CPM and fast track construction; (6) Pollution prevention, waste reduction, use of recovered materials. 10. Awards - List and describe all awards received for design excellence 11. 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 ten years and its outcomes. 12. Past Performance - Past performance on contracts with government agencies in terms of cost control, quality of work, compliance with performance schedules, professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (In accordance with VA Information Letter (IL) 049-03-9, past performance evaluations may also be conducted using information obtained from CPARS and any other sources deemed appropriate by the CO). Stage II: The shortlisted firms will be invited to present their qualifications in person to the Evaluation Board. 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. The top-ranked firm will be selected and sent a solicitation with subsequent negotiations to follow. Interested A/E firms are required to submit a completed form SF 330 and any supporting documentation in order to be considered. The submission must include the SF 330, Architect/Engineer Qualifications (form is available on-line at http://www.cfm.va.gov/contract/ae.asp). The SF 330 including title page, table of contents, and any other relevant information shall not exceed a total of 50 pages in Arial Size 12 font, single spaced. The background color of each page of the submission shall be white or ivory stock only. A page is defined as each face of an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper containing information. Special Consideration for SDVOSB firms After the top three qualified firms are identified, the firms' SDVOSB status will be used as a tie-breaker in cases where there are identical qualification scores. A/E firms that meet the requirements listed in this request for SF 330s are invited to submit one (1) hard copy and (1) electronic copy of the SF 330 with appropriate documentation by close of business December 14th, 2015. Email copy to: justus.klink@va.gov & darrel.donalson2@va.gov Mail one copy of the information to: Department of Veterans Affairs Great Lakes Acquisition Center (GLAC) Attn: Justus Klink 115 S. 84th Street, Suite 101 Milwaukee, WI 53214-1476

Architectural & Engineering Services

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published August 17, 2016  -  Deadline September 19, 2016
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See attachments, Solicitation, SOW, PPQ & SF-330

Architectural & Engineering Services

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published March 1, 2016  -  Deadline April 1, 2016
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This notice is issued for the purpose of market research (FAR) 10.002(b)(2)(i) and to assess capabilities and qualifications of interested parties, for both large and small businesses, as part of market research and acquisition planning. The information provided back to NASA will not be disclosed out of the agency and no reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this announcement. Submission of any information in response to this notice is completely voluntary. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES are invited to submit a Capabilities Statement. THIS NOTICE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN MARKET RESEARCH. CURRENT CONTRACT FEATURES: The current NASA Ames Architectural & Engineering contract NNA13AA14C, with AECOM Technical Services Inc., has the following features: 1) Period of Performance: 11/01/2012 to 10/31/2017.2) Contract Type: Combination FFP/IDIQ.3) The contract was awarded under Full and Open Competition.4) The maximum value of the contract, including all options, is approximately $56M. DescriptionThe A/E firm will provide: on-site engineering support services for the preparation of designs relating to facility modifications, repairs, and maintenance; environmental compliance and remediation studies, plans, and designs; energy life cycle cost analysis; facilities planning; master planning studies and facility usage investigations; information technology-based configuration management; re-certification of pressure vessels and systems; and energy and power reliability studies. The A/E firm shall have the capability and experience of designing low voltage (less than 600 V), medium voltage (5kv-35kv) and high voltage (115kv) with experience in relay protection and arc flash in all voltage levels. The A/E firm shall have experience in fire alarm, security and building energy management systems, construction management and inspection experience in electrical systems. The A/E services will include cost estimating; preparing drawings and specifications for construction bid packages; review of submittals and construction materials. NASA Ames Research Center has a large campus environment consisting of approximately 125 facilities spread over an area exceeding 1800 acres. The facilities range in purpose from general office activities to state of the art research facilities and range in age from relatively new to over 70 years old. The above skills are needed for rehabilitation and modification of infrastructure and research facilities, including offices, laboratories, hangers, and wind tunnels, as well as other minor construction and repair work. The technical guidance, review and approval of all work will be accomplished by the Facilities Engineering Branch at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA as the representative of the Contracting Officer. NOTE: The A/E firm shall have a working office located within 120 miles of the NASA Ames Research Center facility.PART I. PURPOSE OF THIS SYNOPSIS This synopsis has two purposes: 1) To request information, stated in Part II below, of this RFI, from interested parties regarding their recommended contracting approach, including contract type, incentive structure and contract duration, to provide the A/E services described above. 2) To request information on capabilities/qualifications of potential Offeror's to provide the services described in the technical areas stated in Part III of this RFI in order to assess capabilities of large and small businesses interested in this effort. An interested parties list will be posted. *Note: Part I of this RFI is for informational purposes only and responses are not requested. PART II. RESPONSES REGARDING THE CONTRACTING APPROACH: The Government is soliciting industry comments on the optimal contracting approach to perform a potential Architectural & Engineering Services procurement that will enhance competition and provide business opportunities. Responses to Part II must be in 5 pages or less (including any exhibits, attachments, etc...) and include the following: 1) Please provide your view regarding what type of contract provides the best approach for this type of work, how should the risk be shared by the Government and Contractor, and how does the proposed contract type incentivize the Contractor to perform high quality work at a reasonable price and maximize scalability over the life of the contract? Discuss your views regarding the implementation of incentive fees, award fees, performance deduction schedules, award term(s), bonuses, and/or other appropriate incentives for contractor performance.2) Service contracts are typically limited to a five year duration unless a deviation is approved. Is five years the appropriate duration or is a shorter period appropriate to take advantage of competitive forces, or would it be in ARC's best interest to seek a deviation to the five year limitation - what would be the Government benefit of a longer term, how would a longer term maximize NASA's return on investment, etc.? 3) What would help reduce the Contractor's bid and proposal or transaction costs during any potential proposal development and evaluation process for this effort?4) Is it effective for any A/E disciplines (such as Civil, Structural, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering) to be broken out of the contract and set-aside for small businesses? If so, which disciplines?5) Socio-economic considerations are a priority at ARC. Given the general scope of work stated in the "Description Section" of this RFI, please submit suggested percentages of the work that could be subcontracted to each of the following types of businesses: Small Business Concerns; Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Concerns; Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns; HUBZone Small Business Concerns; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (includes other minority Institutions); Veteran-Owned Business Concerns; and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Concerns. Include the basis for these suggested percentages. This information may be used to establish subcontracting goals for any future procurement. 6) What will be the biggest challenge for your company in developing a proposal for this potential effort? PART III. RESPONSES REGARDING THE CAPABILITIES/QUALIFICATIONS OF POTENTIAL SOURCES:Interested Offerors having the required specialized capabilities/qualifications to support some or all of the work described in the "Description Section" of this RFI are asked to submit a narrative detailing their capability/qualifications in 10 pages or less (including any exhibits, attachments, etc...) that must include the following: 1) Provide your company name, address, point of contact, phone, fax, e-mail, DUNS number and website (if applicable). 2) State whether your company is a Large business, Small business, Small Disadvantaged Business, certified 8(a) small business (include anticipated graduation date), HUBZone small business, Woman-owned small business, Veteran-owned small business, HBCU/MI, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned small business for NAICS code 541310, size standard $7.5M in average annual receipts. 3) State whether your company is on any Federal Schedule for these services and which ones they are. 4) Describe your company's A/E capability and capacity in each of the Technical Areas listed in the "Description Section" above.5) Provide a list of relevant work performed in the past five (5) years, including contract type, contract number, technical description and how it is relevant to this work, dollar amount, period of performance, general geographic location of the project and a customer reference name and telephone number. (6) Provide professional qualifications your company possesses that are necessary for satisfactory performance of the required services (licensed/registered architects and engineers, etc.). (7) State your company's knowledge of the potential contracts place of performance, Mountain View, CA. PART IV. INSTRUCTIONS ON SUBMISSION OF RESPONSES TO THIS RFI: All responses to Part II and III of this RFI shall be received no later than April 01, 2016. Please respond via electronic mail (e-mail) to the Contract Specialist, Stephen Cox, at the following address: stephen.b.cox@nasa.gov. Responses must be in PDF format and PART II submissions must be a separate file from Part III submissions. All questions MUST be in writing and should also be directed to Mr. Cox. The Government reserves the right not to answer questions if it so chooses. If an interested party requests confirmation of receipt, the Contract Specialist will confirm receipt via email. In all responses, please reference Architectural & Engineering Services - Request for Information in the subject line and on all attachments. Verbal questions will not be accepted. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps. It is the potential Offeror's responsibility to monitor this site for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.   Point of ContactName: Stephen CoxTitle: Contract SpecialistPhone: 650-604-3015Fax: 650-604-2593Email: Stephen.b.cox@nasa.gov  
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