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-Architect and Engineering (A-E) services required for various military and civil works projects within the boundaries of or assigned to the Little Rock District or the Southwest Division of the Corps of Engineers

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published April 1, 2016  -  Deadline May 4, 2016
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Description:This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for Architect & Engineering (A-E) Services being procured in accordance with PL 92-582 (formerly known as the Brooks A-E Act) as implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.6. A written solicitation will not be posted. CONTRACT INFORMATION: Architect-Engineering (A-E) services are required to support various military projects and civil works projects in or assigned to the Little Rock District (SWL) and the Southwest Division (SWD) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The contract awarded under this announcement will be administered by the Little Rock District. The Little Rock District may elect to transfer capacity to other USACE Districts within the Southwestern Division in support of any project. This announcement will result in the award of up to two (2) 8(a) Firm-Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC), and will be awarded based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The highest qualified candidates shall be selected to negotiate fair and reasonable price rates. The rates will be negotiated for the base period as well as for the option period. If the rate negotiations do not result in an agreement, the Government will terminate the negotiations with the selected candidate and will then negotiate with the next highest ranked candidate. Up to two (2) 8(a) Small Business (SB) set aside contracts will be awarded using a full and open competition. The contract period for the awarded contract(s) will be for five (5) years, one 3-year base and one 2-year option period. The option period may be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Officer prior to the base period expiring. The cumulative amount of all task orders will not exceed $5,000,000.00. Task orders will be issued as needed and each task order will have its own schedule for project completion. Task Orders will be evaluated based upon level of effort for the scope of services developed for individual projects. All task orders issued will be negotiated firm-fixed-price task orders and will be issued under the terms and conditions of this IDC. The government shall be under no obligation to issue any particular number or types of orders and no liability to the contractor shall be incurred in the event that a certain number or types of orders are not issued. The minimum guaranteed amount is $50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Dollars) for the base contract period only. There is no minimum guarantee for any subsequent option periods. This is a minimum ordering obligation; not a minimum payment. The work to be performed under this contract shall consist of, but not be limited to, furnishing all necessary labor, materials, supplies, and equipment required for professional architect-engineering services as defined in the contract and as specified by individual task orders. In the event this contract is used to develop design-build supporting documents for use in a two-phase design-build selection (FAR 36.302), the prime A-E and sub-consultants shall be prohibited from teaming with design-build firms to compete in the final design-build construction solicitation in accordance with FAR 9.505-2. Antiterrorism and Operations Security (AT/OPSEC) requirements as well as E-Verify (employment) will be required for all Military or Critical Infrastructure projects. For other tasks, determination will be made per individual task order. The wages and benefits of service employees (see FAR 22.10) performing under these contracts must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this action is 541330 with a small business size standard of $15,000,000.00. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: Architecture and engineering services are required for various military and civil works projects. All work must be done by or performed under the direct supervision of licensed professional Architects or Engineers. The contractor shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations as well as with all Corps of Engineers engineering and planning criteria. The services may include but are not limited to the following: architectural design for vertical construction and architectural landscaping; LEED/Sustainable Design project certification and reporting requirements; preparatory commissioning support during design; mechanical, electrical, structural, civil engineering, civil design, cost engineering, and value engineering. In addition the successful firm shall be capable of providing schematic (Charrette) design (10%), concept design (35%), working drawings (65%), and final design (100%). Services may also include, but are not be limited to, any or all of the following: preparation of full plans and specifications; design, drafting, and planning services for new construction, renovation, demolition and alterations of existing facilities, comprehensive interior design (CID), preparation of design-build requests for proposal (RFP), construction cost estimating, cost control and scheduling, topographic or boundary surveys, various engineering studies and site investigations, hazardous material investigations, environmental studies/surveys, abatement design and LEED for sustainability design. Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology work may include subsurface investigations, studies, designs, or development of foundation reports. Testing laboratories shall meet USACE certification requirements. Drilling or subsurface investigations necessary in earth embankment dams and levees shall meet the requirements established in ER 1110-1-1807, "Drilling in Earth Embankment Dams and Levees".The requirements for construction phase and other construction support services include but are not limited to the following: site visits, technical assistance, inspections, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) documentation during construction, on-site representation, and preparation of operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals. Construction support services may also include development of shop drawings, construction submittal reviews and approval, in addition to commissioning and start-up design support. Other work required: performing energy modeling, preparing reports, studies, design criteria/ design analysis documents; preparing LEED documentation, preparing presentations, coordinating with various government agencies and commissions, and other general A-E services. Construction support services may require team members with LEED certification, electronic and communications systems expertise, the ability to perform ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits and ensure NEPA compliance. Team members should also have an extensive knowledge of environmental and EPA regulatory considerations for storm water and site drainage, and implementation of pollution prevention plans and other construction site requirements. All work under this contract is subject to satisfactory negotiation of individual task orders.3. SELECTION CRITERIA: Criteria are listed below in descending order of importance. Criteria ‘a' through ‘e' are primary. Note that criteria ‘a' and ‘b' are considered of equal importance. Criteria ‘f' through ‘g' are secondary and will only be used as tie-breakers among technically equal firms using the primary criteria. Section H of the SF330, "Additional Information", may be used to further address the evaluation criterion listed below. a. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: (1) Demonstrated experience by the prime firm and its consultants in military facility design of DOD projects, military master planning experience, MILCON programming and DD Form 1391 preparation. Provide experience in the design of civil works projects as well as recreational planning and design. Show demonstrated experience in the preparation of designs, drawings, plans, specifications, cost estimates and the preparation of studies for a variety of civil works projects (i.e. flood damage reduction, dam safety modifications, floodwalls, levees, and channel design). The A-E shall provide demonstrated experience showing structural engineering expertise in preparing studies, seismic design and analysis of existing or proposed structures, and plans and specifications for single and multi-story structures that may include but are not limited to: warehouses, office structures, maintenance buildings, piers, and vehicular and pedestrian bridges. A registered fire protection engineer is required to be a full participant of the A-E design team. (2) Cost Engineers shall have completed formal training on M CACES MII or later software, have experience with both military and civil works breakdown formats for estimates, and shall be familiar with preparation of detailed cost estimating procedures and construction schedules. (3) Demonstrated capability to provide Construction Management Services (CMS) on Civil and Military construction projects including Quality Assurance and Construction Oversight Work. For CMS, contractor(s) will work under the direction of the local Resident Office Team Leader/Contracting Officer's Representative for the administration of the construction contract. (4) Computer Resources: Firms must indicate in Section H of the SF 330 the following items: (a) accessibility to and/or familiarity with the Construction Criteria Base (CCB) system. This shall include as a minimum, the SPECSINTACT specification system, the M CACES estimating system, and utilize ProjNet (DrChecks) (https://wwwprojnet.org) for comment resolution of design review submittals; (b) demonstrated CADD capability with capacity to produce output files in .DXF, DWG, .DGN and .CAL file format. Required software for production of project design and drawings shall be Bentley MicroStation v8i (SS3) or later version or AutoCAD Release version 2015 or later version. Compliance with the Tri Service A/E/C standards will be required; (c) use of building information management software (BIM) includes Bentley AECOsim Building Designer or AutoDesk Revit as either may be required for the design of MILCON or civil works projects; (d) for military projects utilizing the design-build process, the A-E may be required to access and utilize the online standard design Request for Proposal Model RFP Wizard; (e) other software requirements include providing compatible MS Excel spreadsheets, Adobe Acrobat documents (.PDF), MS Access, MS Word documents and .CAL files in support of the electronic advertising process. Data will be provided to the district in electronic format and shall be compatible with the applications described above. (5) Firms must demonstrate the capability to design projects incorporating the latest DOD Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism criteria, UFC codes, and LEED certification criteria. Firms must have personnel with at least three years experience in Fire Protection and Life Safety Design that are familiar with the use and application of NFPA codes 70 and 101 and UFC 3-600-01, Design: Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities, which has replaced MIL-HDBK 1008C. b. Professional Qualifications: (1) The design team must possess experienced and registered or certified personnel. The A-E work may require but is not limited to the following disciplines and skills: Program Management, Project Management, Licensed Project Engineer, Construction Representative, Engineering Technician, Construction Quality Assurance Representative, Construction Engineer, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional, Architect, Landscape Architect, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Industrial Hygienist, Geotechnical Engineer, Geologist, DOD - Tri-Service Certified Cost Engineer, Value Engineer, BIM specialist, CADD Specialist, and Project Scheduler (Primavera proficiency required), and registered professional land surveyors. Resumes shall not exceed one page. The Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection designer shall be a licensed professional engineer and have experience and training related to compliance with Department of Defense AT/FP policy standards and specifications. The Fire Protection Engineer shall show demonstrated experience in the design of fire protection and life safety systems including but not limited to: building construction, occupancy classifications, means of egress, water supply, fire alarm system(s), water based fire extinguishing systems, non-water based fire extinguishing systems, fire dynamics calculations, egress calculations, smoke control calculations, etc.The evaluation will consider the experience of the firm and the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines to insure that the selected A-E firm can meet the potential of working on multiple tasks. The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm. c. Past Performance: The selection team will review past performance on DOD and civil works contracts with respect to quality of work, cost control, and compliance with performance schedules. Evaluation will be based on established Architect-Engineer Performance Evaluation ratings currently stored in the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) and other credible documentation included on the SF 330. Projects older than five years will not be considered. Similar projects newer than three years will receive higher ratings. It is important to show projects that have been performed by an experienced and well established team. d. Capacity to Accomplish the Work in the Required Time: Firms must demonstrate the capacity of the design team to perform at least two $250,000.00 task orders in a 150-day periode. Knowledge of the Locality: The A-E shall demonstrate knowledge of the locality which includes climate conditions, architectural context, local construction methods and local/state building codes and permit requirements. f. Geographic Proximity: Consideration with regards to the proximity of the team to the core project region defined as the military and civil boundaries of the Little Rock District Corps of Engineers. g. Volume of DOD contract awards in the last 12 months: Considerations may include: (1) Equitable distribution of contracts among qualified A-E firms (2) PIPRS retrievals; and (3) Current workload. In Section H of the SF 330, prime firms must show their last 12 months of Federal contract awards stated in dollars and numbers of separate contracts or task orders. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: All requirements of this announcement must be met for a firm to be considered for selection. A-E firms meeting the requirements described in this announcement shall submit two (2) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy compatible with Adobe Acrobat software (pdf) on CD of Standard Form (SF) 330 Parts I and II, Architect-Engineer Qualifications, Parts I and II for the prime and all consultants, to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, CESWL CT, ATTN: Mr. Darrell L. Montgomery (Room 7315) P.O. Box 867, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-0867. Personal visits to discuss this solicitation will not be scheduled. Please clearly indicate the Solicitation Number and POC name on the outside of the package. Proposals must be received by no later than 4:00 PM on May 4, 2016. Submittals by facsimile transmission, email, or in an electronic format will not be accepted and will be considered non-responsive. Forms may be obtained through GPO at {202) 512-1800 or via the web site at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, enter "SF330" into the search field. In order to comply with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) to be considered for award of a Federal contract. Information regarding registration can be obtained online at www.sam.gov. The SF 330 must also include the following: Section C: for each firm listed, indicate if the firm has worked with the Prime in the past 5 years. Section E: Indicate each key person's primary office location. Section E: Professional registrations must include the year, discipline and state in which registered. Section E: Block 13, ROLE IN THIS CONTRACT. If an individual will serve in more than one discipline, then those disciplines shall be clearly indicated in Block 13. Section F. Indicate firm's fee in terms of thousands of dollars, not percentage of work completed. Section G: Block 26, in addition to key personnel names, include the firm associated with the individual. Section H: Prime firm's Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code and distance (in terms of Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) driving miles) from address of office to perform the work and the Little Rock District. PAGE LIMITATION: The SF 330 Part I and Part II shall be limited to 100 pages in total. A page is counted as one (1) side of a sheet of 8-1/2 inch by 11inch paper. Any sheet of paper included that is larger than 8-1/2 inch by 11inch will count as two pages. Font type shall be Arial and the font size shall be 10 or larger. POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS MR. DARRELL L. MONTGOMERY. SUBMIT QUESTIONS TO:Darrell.L.Montgomery@usace.army.mil. Be sure to include solicitation number W9127S-16-R-6003 and project title on the subject line of your email. This notice is posted in its entirety and hereby serves as the official solicitation for this project. 

C--A&E IDIQ contract for Twin Cities Minnesota area.

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published January 14, 2015  -  Deadline February 24, 2015
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Description: Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Architect and Engineering Services Contract. The United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO), Minnesota National Guard, intends to award a single firm-fixed price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services contract for this location. This announcement is being solicited as unrestricted. Small business size standard is $15.0 Million for NAICS 541330. The Point of contact for this announcement is SFC Jameson Schwartz. Submit questions to jameson.a.schwartz.mil@mail.mil The selection of a firm is not based upon competitive bidding procedures, but rather the process for A-E firm selection described in FAR 36 using the competitive ranking of firms based upon the professional qualifications necessary for the performance of the required services, as more fully set forth in the selection criteria. The competitive ranking will be followed by a negotiation with the most highly ranked firm and continuing to lower ranked firms only if satisfactory terms are not reached with the preferred firm as described in FAR 36.606. The A-E firm must be capable of responding to and working on multiple task orders concurrently. All firms responding to this announcement are cautioned to review FAR 9.5 - Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of interest; and FAR 36.209 - Construction Contracts with Architect-Engineer firms. Architect-Engineer (A&E) Services, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract for the Minnesota Air National Guard (MNANG), 133rd Airlift Wing, MPLS/St. Paul ANG Base, St. Paul, MN. A second notice is being posted for the Minnesota Air National Guard (MNANG), 148th Fighter Wing Duluth, MN location. The total yearly limitation on awarded fees shall not exceed $2 million. Although there is no limit on Task Orders, the total awarded yearly cost cannot exceed $2 million. Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Task Orders may be awarded for a period of one (1) year from the contract award date. The contract will also include an option clause to extend for four (4) one year option periods. If all options are exercised the contract cannot exceed $10 million. The option year(s) fee limitations are synonymous with those established in the initial year. If no Orders are awarded under the contract, a one-time fee of $1,000 will be paid to the awardee. Negotiations will be conducted for disciplined hourly rates, overhead, profit, and other cost elements, which are particular to the contract. Task Orders will be negotiated and awarded based on the required effort of work, but not until after the contract is awarded. The scope of design services may include, but are not limited to; architectural; mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering; cost estimating; and specification writing services but may also necessitate, but is not limited to geotechnical, toning/subsurface mapping, environmental, industrial hygienist, fire protection, historic preservation and archaeological monitoring, surveying, space planner/interior designer, landscape architect or designer, construction manager/inspector, Critical Path Method (CMP) schedule expertise, USGBC LEED accredited professional, and other disciplines with specialized experience for construction, repair and alteration of multi-use facilities and base utilities/pavements. The A&E services may require any combination of the following services: Type A/investigative and concept; Type B/design (within the 6% statutory fee limitation); Type C/professional and on-site inspection; and Code and Criteria Review. These services will be required to be performed in accordance with applicable Army, Air Force and National Guard regulations/standards for facility design and construction and miscellaneous other services which include, but are not limited to: Investigative, design and/or monitoring services for design-bid-build and criteria consultant services for design-build projects pertaining to repair, maintenance, alteration or new construction of facilities and aviation-related structures; scope development, design criteria and conceptual designs; feasibility and planning studies; field investigations; plans and specifications; historical preservation and archaeological services, studies and reports; topographic subsurface investigation and other surveys; anti-terrorism/force protection; space planning and interior design; construction cost estimating; quality control; asbestos and lead-based paint assessment and abatement; building evaluation reports; construction management; life safety studies; fire protection measures; life cycle cost analyses; landscaping design; miscellaneous design and problem analyses; independent technical review of product submittals; CPM Schedule review and reports; and on occasion, participation in peer review processes and source selection boards. Designed projects shall incorporate but are not limited to applicable sustainable design methods and practices in accordance with EPACT 2005 and ANG Sustainable Design and Development policies. The contract may also call for the preparation of engineering type studies, facility project books, O&M Manuals and/or statements of work. SELECTION CRITERIA; FAR 36.602-1(a): Failure of a firm to address its specified qualifications will result in the incontrovertible determination that the submittal is non-compliant with the submission requirements. Firms will be evaluated on the following factors and A&E selection criterion, included in descending order of importance: (1) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Address professional qualifications by education, training, registration, certifications, overall and relevant documented specialized experience of key individuals in the discipline of Architecture; Mechanical; Civil; Electrical; Structural; and Interior Design. (2) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE and technical competence in the type of work described in CONTRACT INFORMATION, DUTIES, including experience in energy-efficient products and services, products and services that utilize renewable energy technologies, waste reduction, environmentally preferable products and services and use of recovered/recycled materials (3) CAPABILITY TO ACCOMPLISH the work in the required time. Discuss ability to meet the potential of working on multiple task orders at one time. Address your ability to sustain the loss of key personnel yet accomplish the work within required times. Address your management approach, organizational flow chart showing the inter-relationship of management and various team components, management and coordination of disciplines and subcontractors, and quality control procedures. Address capability to furnish drawings in CADD format; text documents in Microsoft Office format; and specifications as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. (4) PAST PERFORMANCE on contracts with government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. List but do not submit more than five (5) actual copies of recent awards, commendations or other superior performance indicators. (5) LOCATION in the general geographical area of the projects and knowledge of the locality of the project areas (133rd Airlift Wing, MPLS/St. Paul ANG Base, St. Paul, MN and AHATS Training Area, 4761 Hamline Avenue North, Arden Hills, MN 55112). All contract work is to be performed within the State of Minnesota. Address specific knowledge of Minnesota's topography and soil conditions, coastal and weather conditions and knowledge of State of Minnesota's local building codes and practices. (6) VOLUME OF WORK performed in the previous 12 months under contracts awarded by DOD. This solicitation is Unrestricted and open to all businesses regardless of size. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this action is 541330. The Small Business size standard is $15,000,000.00. Small Businesses are encouraged to team with other businesses. All interested Architect-Engineers are reminded that, in accordance with the provisions of PL 95-507, they will be expected to place subcontracts to the maximum practical extent consistent with the efficient performance of the contract with small and small disadvantaged firms. Large business firms that intend to do contracting must convey their intent to meet the minimum small business goals on the SF 330, Section C. by identifying subcontracting opportunities with small businesses. If selected, the large business offeror will be required to submit a Small Business Subcontracting Plan in accordance with FAR 52.219-9 and DFARS 219.704/705 as a part of the Request for Proposal Package. The National Guard subcontracting goals are as follows; a minimum of 61% of the contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Small Businesses (SB), 21% will be placed with small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), 13.1% will be placed with Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), 7% will be placed with HUB Zone Small Businesses, and 8.5% will be placed with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). The subcontracting plan is NOT required with this submittal. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. Interested Architect-Engineer firms having the capabilities to perform the anticipated work are invited to submit one (1) completed and bound paper copy of their SF 330 (Parts 1 and II)(Architect-Engineer Qualifications). Additionally, firms may submit the data on CD/DVD but the CD/DVD shall not substitute for the hard copy submission. Submitting firms are to include the DUNS number along with the name of the firm in Block 5 of the SF 330, Part 1, Section B. FONT SIZE shall be at least 10 pitch or larger on white letter-sized paper (8-1/2 inches by 11 inches), limited to 20 double-sided sheets, stapled, fastened or bound. Do not furnish design portfolios, prints, magazines, newspaper clipping and/or CDs of completed projects. All requirements of this notice must be met for a firm to be considered responsive. Solicitation packages will not be provided. Qualification submissions must be received no later than 2:00:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, on 24 February, 2015. This is NOT a Request for Proposal. Interested firms shall submit 1 copy of the SF 330 (Parts I and II), by e-mail to: Jameson.a.schwartz.mil@mail.mil and Colleen.m.dalquist.civ@mail.mil, OR by surface mail to: USP&FO-MN, Purchasing and Contract, SFC Jameson Schwartz, 15000 Highway 115 (Camp Ripley) Little Falls, Minnesota 56345-4173, NOT LATER THAN February 24th, 2015 at 2:00 PM (CST). Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submissions received after 2:00:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on the closing date specified in this announcement. No other general notification to firms under consideration for this project will be made. All information relating to this synopsis, including pertinent changes/amendments and information prior to the date set for receipt of AE Qualification Submission will be posted on the following website: https://www.fbo.gov . Cover letters and extraneous materials ARE NOT desired and WILL NOT be considered by the selection boards. Personal visits, for the purpose of discussing this announcement or the Submittal, will not be allowed. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered System for Award Management (SAM). Interested offerors must be registered in SAM. To register go to: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. You will need your DUNS number to register. Instructions for registering are on the web page. Firms should be registered well in advance of the closing date for submission of the SF 330 as the process may take 3 - 5 days.

C--A&E IDIQ contract for Duluth Minnesota area with the MN ARMY/AIR National Guard.

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published January 14, 2015  -  Deadline February 24, 2015
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Description: Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Architect and Engineering Services Contract. The United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO), Minnesota National Guard, intends to award a single firm-fixed price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services contract for this location. This announcement is being solicited as unrestricted. Small business size standard is $15.0 Million for NAICS 541330. The Point of contact for this announcement is SFC Jameson Schwartz. Submit questions to jameson.a.schwartz.mil@mail.mil The selection of a firm is not based upon competitive bidding procedures, but rather the process for A-E firm selection described in FAR 36 using the competitive ranking of firms based upon the professional qualifications necessary for the performance of the required services, as more fully set forth in the selection criteria. The competitive ranking will be followed by a negotiation with the most highly ranked firm and continuing to lower ranked firms only if satisfactory terms are not reached with the preferred firm as described in FAR 36.606. The A-E firm must be capable of responding to and working on multiple task orders concurrently. All firms responding to this announcement are cautioned to review FAR 9.5 - Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of interest; and FAR 36.209 - Construction Contracts with Architect-Engineer firms. Architect-Engineer (A&E) Services, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract for the Minnesota Air National Guard (MNANG), 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth ANG Base, Duluth, MN. A second notice is being posted for the Minnesota Air National Guard (MNANG), 133rd Airlift Wing, MPLS/St. Paul ANG Base, St. Paul, MN location. The total yearly limitation on awarded fees shall not exceed $2 million. Although there is no limit on Task Orders, the total awarded yearly cost cannot exceed $2 million. Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Task Orders may be awarded for a period of one (1) year from the contract award date. The contract will also include an option clause to extend for four (4) one year option periods. If all options are exercised the contract cannot exceed $10 million. The option year(s) fee limitations are synonymous with those established in the initial year. If no Orders are awarded under the contract, a one-time fee of $1,000 will be paid to the awardee. Negotiations will be conducted for disciplined hourly rates, overhead, profit, and other cost elements, which are particular to the contract. Task Orders will be negotiated and awarded based on the required effort of work, but not until after the contract is awarded. The scope of design services may include, but are not limited to; architectural; mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering; cost estimating; and specification writing services but may also necessitate, but is not limited to geotechnical, toning/subsurface mapping, environmental, industrial hygienist, fire protection, historic preservation and archaeological monitoring, surveying, space planner/interior designer, landscape architect or designer, construction manager/inspector, Critical Path Method (CMP) schedule expertise, USGBC LEED accredited professional, and other disciplines with specialized experience for construction, repair and alteration of multi-use facilities and base utilities/pavements. The A&E services may require any combination of the following services: Type A/investigative and concept; Type B/design (within the 6% statutory fee limitation); Type C/professional and on-site inspection; and Code and Criteria Review. These services will be required to be performed in accordance with applicable Army, Air Force and National Guard regulations/standards for facility design and construction and miscellaneous other services which include, but are not limited to: Investigative, design and/or monitoring services for design-bid-build and criteria consultant services for design-build projects pertaining to repair, maintenance, alteration or new construction of facilities and aviation-related structures; scope development, design criteria and conceptual designs; feasibility and planning studies; field investigations; plans and specifications; historical preservation and archaeological services, studies and reports; topographic subsurface investigation and other surveys; anti-terrorism/force protection; space planning and interior design; construction cost estimating; quality control; asbestos and lead-based paint assessment and abatement; building evaluation reports; construction management; life safety studies; fire protection measures; life cycle cost analyses; landscaping design; miscellaneous design and problem analyses; independent technical review of product submittals; CPM Schedule review and reports; and on occasion, participation in peer review processes and source selection boards. Designed projects shall incorporate but are not limited to applicable sustainable design methods and practices in accordance with EPACT 2005 and ANG Sustainable Design and Development policies. The contract may also call for the preparation of engineering type studies, facility project books, O&M Manuals and/or statements of work. SELECTION CRITERIA; FAR 36.602-1(a): Failure of a firm to address its specified qualifications will result in the incontrovertible determination that the submittal is non-compliant with the submission requirements. Firms will be evaluated on the following factors and A&E selection criterion, included in descending order of importance: (1) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Address professional qualifications by education, training, registration, certifications, overall and relevant documented specialized experience of key individuals in the discipline of Architecture; Mechanical; Civil; Electrical; Structural; and Interior Design. (2) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE and technical competence in the type of work described in CONTRACT INFORMATION, DUTIES, including experience in energy-efficient products and services, products and services that utilize renewable energy technologies, waste reduction, environmentally preferable products and services and use of recovered/recycled materials (3) CAPABILITY TO ACCOMPLISH the work in the required time. Discuss ability to meet the potential of working on multiple task orders at one time. Address your ability to sustain the loss of key personnel yet accomplish the work within required times. Address your management approach, organizational flow chart showing the inter-relationship of management and various team components, management and coordination of disciplines and subcontractors, and quality control procedures. Address capability to furnish drawings in CADD format; text documents in Microsoft Office format; and specifications as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. (4) PAST PERFORMANCE on contracts with government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. List but do not submit more than five (5) actual copies of recent awards, commendations or other superior performance indicators. (5) LOCATION in the general geographical area of the projects and knowledge of the locality of the project areas (148th Fighter Wing, Duluth ANG Base, Duluth, MN and possibly AHATS Training Area, 4761 Hamline Avenue North, Arden Hills, MN 55112). All contract work is to be performed within the State of Minnesota. Address specific knowledge of Minnesota's topography and soil conditions, coastal and weather conditions and knowledge of State of Minnesota's local building codes and practices. (6) VOLUME OF WORK performed in the previous 12 months under contracts awarded by DOD. This solicitation is Unrestricted and open to all businesses regardless of size. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this action is 541330. The Small Business size standard is $15,000,000.00. Small Businesses are encouraged to team with other businesses. All interested Architect-Engineers are reminded that, in accordance with the provisions of PL 95-507, they will be expected to place subcontracts to the maximum practical extent consistent with the efficient performance of the contract with small and small disadvantaged firms. Large business firms that intend to do contracting must convey their intent to meet the minimum small business goals on the SF 330, Section C. by identifying subcontracting opportunities with small businesses. If selected, the large business offeror will be required to submit a Small Business Subcontracting Plan in accordance with FAR 52.219-9 and DFARS 219.704/705 as a part of the Request for Proposal Package. The National Guard subcontracting goals are as follows; a minimum of 30% of the contractors intended subcontract amount be placed with Small Businesses (SB), 14% will be placed with small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), 9% will be placed with Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), 5% will be placed with HUB Zone Small Businesses, and 6% will be placed with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). The subcontracting plan is NOT required with this submittal. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. Interested Architect-Engineer firms having the capabilities to perform the anticipated work are invited to submit one (1) completed and bound paper copy of their SF 330 (Parts 1 and II)(Architect-Engineer Qualifications). Additionally, firms may submit the data on CD/DVD but the CD/DVD shall not substitute for the hard copy submission. Submitting firms are to include the DUNS number along with the name of the firm in Block 5 of the SF 330, Part 1, Section B. FONT SIZE shall be at least 10 pitch or larger on white letter-sized paper (8-1/2 inches by 11 inches), limited to 20 double-sided sheets, stapled, fastened or bound. Do not furnish design portfolios, prints, magazines, newspaper clipping and/or CDs of completed projects. All requirements of this notice must be met for a firm to be considered responsive. Solicitation packages will not be provided. Qualification submissions must be received no later than 2:00:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, on 24 February, 2015. This is NOT a Request for Proposal. Interested firms shall submit 1 copy of the SF 330 (Parts I and II), by e-mail to: Jameson.a.schwartz.mil@mail.mil and Colleen.m.dalquist.civ@mail.mil, OR by surface mail to: USP&FO-MN, Purchasing and Contract, SFC Jameson Schwartz, 15000 Highway 115 (Camp Ripley) Little Falls, Minnesota 56345-4173, NOT LATER THAN February 24th, 2015 at 2:00 PM (CST). Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submissions received after 2:00:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on the closing date specified in this announcement. No other general notification to firms under consideration for this project will be made. All information relating to this synopsis, including pertinent changes/amendments and information prior to the date set for receipt of AE Qualification Submission will be posted on the following website: https://www.fbo.gov . Cover letters and extraneous materials ARE NOT desired and WILL NOT be considered by the selection boards. Personal visits, for the purpose of discussing this announcement or the Submittal, will not be allowed. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered System for Award Management (SAM). Interested offerors must be registered in SAM. To register go to: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. You will need your DUNS number to register. Instructions for registering are on the web page. Firms should be registered well in advance of the closing date for submission of the SF 330 as the process may take 3 - 5 days.

USPS Teterboro, NJ North Jersey P&DC - Roof Replacement

United States Postal Service, Facilities Portfolio | Published May 9, 2016  -  Deadline June 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 North New Jersey Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) 200 Industrial Avenue, Teterboro, NJ  07699-9998, Bergen County.  Please see attached Summary of Work.The estimated cost of the work is between $4,000,000 to $5,000,000; with construction completion no later than two hundred and forty (240) calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed. All Offers must remain valid through September 06, 2016. The solicitation will open May 10, 2016 on USPS eSourcing Emptoris (see How to Participate below) and close on June 9, 2016.  A pre-proposal meeting for this project will be held on May 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., (local time) on site.  Attendance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended.  Technical inquiries are to be addressed to Tom Sturr, Architect/Engineer, AECOM URS, at 616-574-8516, or the USPS Project Manager, Robert Rizzuto at 678-442-6014.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 Eileen Walker at eileen.a.walker@usps.gov or (860) 285-7217 or Richard Russo at richard.m.russo@usps.gov or (860) 285-7014.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 Eileen Walker at eileen.a.walker@usps.gov or (860) 285-7217 or Richard Russo at richard.m.russo@usps.gov or (860) 285-7014 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.
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