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C--FIRM FIXED PRICE CONTRACT FOR ARCHITECT-ENGINEER DESIGN FOR P-5001

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published November 2, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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C – FIRM FIXED PRICE CONTRACT FOR ARCHITECT-ENGINEER DESIGN FOR P-5001 Solicitation Number: N69450-16-R-0100 Agency: Department of Navy Office: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Location: NAVFAC Southeast ________________________________________ General Information Document Type: Pre-solicitation Solicitation Number: N69450-16-R-0100 SF 330 Due Date: 18 DECEMBER 2015 at 2:00PM (EST) Set Aside: Unrestricted, Full and Open Classification Code: C -- Architect and Engineering Services NAICS Code: 541330 – Engineering Services Type of contract: Stand Alone (C-Type) Contract Estimated start date: 19 AUGUST 2016 All Request for Information (RFI) is due NLT 20 November 2015 and shall be submitted via email.

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

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.

Software support and Non-Recurring Engineering to update the VH Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) and associated training to support the Cockpit Upgrade Program

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published November 19, 2015
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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.

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.    

Post IOC Modification for additional Cyber Security Efforts

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published June 15, 2015  -  Deadline June 30, 2015
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NAVAIR intends to issue a Cost Plus Incentive Fee type modification under contract N00019-15-C-0091 to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC), Melbourne, Florida (FL) in order to add DoD Instruction 8510.01, Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT), guidance to design, develop, and integrate CNSSI 1253 selected baseline security controls to the AHE added PIOC contract. The E-2D AHE is required by DOD Instruction 8510.01 to establish a compliant cybersecurity architecture suitable for a US Navy tactical purpose Platform Information Technology (PIT) system. This will ensure integrated cybersecurity architectures are pursuant to all applicable DoD policies and applicable E-2D platform specific security controls, and shall ensure platform systems undergo special assessment of their functional and security-related capabilities and deficiencies. Also it will ensure the addition, removal, and modification of hardware and software does not introduce new vulnerabilities on a DoD authorized system or violate the conditions of system authorization, including the E-2D Authority To Operate (ATO). As sole developer, and manufacturer of the E-2 aircraft weapon system, only NGC has the requisite knowledge, experience, and technical data required to successfully manufacture the aircraft without causing unacceptable delays in meeting the Navy's operational requirements. If you have any questions regarding this synopsis, please contact Cathy Sheaffer at catherine.sheaffer@navy.mil or Damon K. McGill at damon.mcgill@navy.mil.

Y--675-16-604: Correct Architectural Deficiencies at Lake Baldwin

Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando VAMC | Published September 22, 2015  -  Deadline November 10, 2015
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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.

USPS Postage Replenishment for Pitney Bowes

Department of Health and Human Services, Program Support Center | Published February 20, 2015  -  Deadline February 25, 2015
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Pursuant to the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i), the Contracting Officer may solicit from one source if the Contracting Officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source is reasonably available. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC), Acquisition Management Services (AMS), on behalf of the Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals (OMHA) intends to sole source to: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 151672 475 L' ENFANT PLZ, SW WASHINGTON, DC 20260-0004 In accordance with FAR 5.207(c), OMHA's requirement is described as follows: (1) National Stock Number (NSN): N/A (2) Specification: Metered Postage to be loaded onto a Pitney Bowes machine (3) Manufacturer: N/A (4) Functional Description: United States postage to be loaded onto the Pitney Bowes machine located in Irvine, CA. (5) Predominant material of manufacture: N/A (6) Quantity: N/A (7) Unit of issue: N/A (8) Destination information: OS-OMHA-IRV 27 Technology Drive, Suite 100 Irvine CA 92618 (9) Delivery Schedule: Delivery of postage within 30 days from date of award (10) Duration of the contract period: 30 days after award (11) Sustainable acquisition requirements: N/A (12) Description of Procedure: This is a presolicitation notice of intent to sole source. This is not a solicitation for competitive proposal. No solicitation document is available. The anticipated award date is no later than March 3, 2015. (13) Architect-Engineer Project: N/A (14) Trade Agreement Clauses: N/A (15) Sole Source Justification: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC), Acquisition Management Services (AMS), on behalf of the Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals (OMHA) intends to sole source to: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 151672 475 L' ENFANT PLZ, SW WASHINGTON DC 20260-0004 OMHA has a need to for postage to be loaded onto the Pitney Bowes machine located in Irvine, CA. OMHA intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order on a sole source basis to United States Postal Service. Serial number: 3195061. (16) This is not a solicitation for competitive proposal. No solicitation document is available. All responsible sources that have determined that they can provide the same services may submit product information and a capabilities statement. The email subject line must reference OS149059 - Metered Postage. All responses are due by February 25, 2015, 1:00PM Eastern Time and can be sent to Epe Pacantara at Epe.Pacantara@psc.hhs.gov. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract base upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government.

Metered Postage

Department of Health and Human Services, Program Support Center | Published February 11, 2015  -  Deadline February 13, 2015
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Pursuant to the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i), the Contracting Officer may solicit from one source if the Contracting Officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source is reasonably available. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC), Acquisition Management Services (AMS), on behalf of the Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals (OMHA) intends to sole source to: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 151672 475 LENFANT PLZ SW WASHINGTON DC 202600004 In accordance with FAR 5.207(c), OMHA's requirement is described as follows: (1) National Stock Number (NSN): 491110 (2) Specification: Metered Postage to be loaded onto a Pitney Bowes machine (3) Manufacturer: N/A (4) Functional Description: United States postage to be loaded onto the Pitney Bowes machine located in Irvine, CA. (5) Predominant material of manufacture: N/A (6) Quantity: N/A (7) Unit of issue: N/A (8) Destination information: OS-OMHA-IRV 27 Technology Drive, Suite 100 Irvine CA 92618 (9) Delivery Schedule: Delivery of postage within 30 days from date of award 10) Duration of the contract period: 30 days after award 11) Sustainable acquisition requirements: N/A 12) Description of Procedure: This is a presolicitation notice of intent to sole source. This is not a solicitation for competitive proposal. No solicitation document is available. The anticipated award date is no later than February 16, 2015. 13) Architect-Engineer Project: N/A 14) Trade Agreement Clauses: N/A 15) Sole Source Justification: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC), Acquisition Management Services (AMS), on behalf of the Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals (OMHA) intends to sole source to: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 151672 475 LENFANT PLZ SW WASHINGTON DC 202600004 OMHA has a need to for postage to be loaded onto the Pitney Bowes machine located in Irvine, CA. OMHA intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order on a sole source basis to United States Postal Service. 16) This is not a solicitation for competitive proposal. No solicitation document is available. All responsible sources that have determined that they can provide the same services may submit product information and a capabilities statement. The email subject line must reference OS148698 - Metered Postage. All responses are due by February 13, 2015, 1:00 PM Eastern Time and can be sent to Lynn Brigis at Lynn.Brigis@psc.hhs.gov. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract base upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government.

Y--Project 675-16-651: Correct Architectural, Plumbing and And Loading Dock Deficiencies - Viera

Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando VAMC | Published October 23, 2015  -  Deadline December 3, 2015
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1. Project 675-16-651: This is a Pre-solicitation announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 8, Service Area Office-East, Orlando Florida. The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking a qualified contractor to provide construction services for a construction project. The project is entitled "Correct Architectural, Plumbing and Lift Deficiencies-Viera". The place of performance is the Viera Outpatient Clinic, located at 2900 Veterans Way, Viera FL 32940. 2. The Department of Veterans Affairs will select a qualified responsible Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) contractor to provide all labor, materials, supervision, materials tools, and equipment necessary to perform project 675-16-651. 3. General Project Requirements: This is a Design-Build project that will require renovation of various restrooms, modification of floor spaces, replacement of a dock leveler, dock lift system, and improvement to the dock drainage system. Replacement of various doors and door frames throughout the clinic is also required. 4. To all interested parties: It is anticipated that a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued on or about November 3, 2015. Government contemplates the award of a Firm Fixed Price contract resulting from the solicitation. 5. The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 236220 Commercial and Institutional Building Construction. The size standard is $36.5 million. In accordance with VAAR 836.204, disclosure of the magnitude of this construction project is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. 6. Details of all dates and events, including site visit will be available in the solicitation. Interested firms are advised that they are responsible for obtaining all solicitation documents and/or amendments to the solicitation. Therefore all interested firms should re-visit the Federal Business Opportunities website periodically to look for any updates or amendments. 7. This is a 100% Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Set Aside. Offerors must be registered in CCR (SAM) (https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/) and visible/certified in Vet Biz (www.vetbiz.gov) at time of submission of their firm's proposal in order to be considered. As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Offeror, you are verifying your firm meets the status requirements of a SDVOSB concern as established by 38 CFR Part 74 and certifying your firm is eligible to receive an award per this notice. 8. AT THIS TIME THERE IS NO OTHER INFORMATION AVAILBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC REGARDING THIS PROJECT. 9. Point of Contact for this Project is Mr. Cory Pfenning, Contracting Officer. E-mail correspondence is preferred to: cory.pfenningr@va.gov., Subject Line: RFI | VA-248-16-R-0087| Project 675-16-651 | Vendor Name.

Meterd Postage

Department of Health and Human Services, Program Support Center | Published April 22, 2016  -  Deadline April 26, 2016
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Pursuant to the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i), the Contracting Officer may solicit from one source if the Contracting Officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source is reasonably available. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC), Acquisition Management Services (AMS), on behalf of the Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals (OMHA) intends to sole source to:UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE475 L'ENFANT PLZ, SWWASHINGTON, DC 20260-0004In accordance with FAR 5.207(c), OMHA's requirement is described as follows:(1) National Stock Number (NSN): N/A(2) Specification: Metered Postage to be loaded onto a Pitney Bowes machine(3) Manufacturer: N/A(4) Functional Description: United States postage to be loaded onto the Pitney Bowes machine located in Irvine, CA.(5) Predominant material of manufacture: N/A(6) Quantity: N/A(7) Unit of issue: N/A(8) Destination information:OS-OMHAIrvine Field Office19 Technology Drive, Ste. 200Irvine, CA 92618(9) Delivery Schedule: Delivery of postage within 30 days from date of award(10) Duration of the contract period: 30 days after award(11) Sustainable acquisition requirements: N/A(12) Description of Procedure: This is a presolicitation notice of intent to sole source. This is not a solicitation for competitive proposal. No solicitation document is available. The anticipated award date is no later than April 27, 2016.(13) Architect-Engineer Project: N/A(14) Trade Agreement Clauses: N/A(15) Sole Source Justification: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC), Acquisition Management Services (AMS), on behalf of the Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals (OMHA) intends to sole source to:UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE475 L'ENFANT PLZ, SWWASHINGTON, DC 20260-0004OMHA has a need to for postage to be loaded onto the Pitney Bowes machine located in Irvine, CA. OMHA intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order on a sole source basis to United States Postal Service.(16) This is not a solicitation for competitive proposal. No solicitation document is available. All responsible sources that have determined that they can provide the same services may submit product information and a capabilities statement. The email subject line must reference OS173707 - Metered Postage. All responses are due by April 26, 2016, 9:00AM Eastern Time and can be sent to Keisha Palmer at Keisha.Palmer@psc.hhs.gov. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract base upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government

Luminex xMAP Salmonella Serotyping Assay (xMAP SSA) and xMAP O-Antigen Expansion Reagent Kits

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published August 17, 2015  -  Deadline August 26, 2015
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Notice of Intent to Award a Sole Source Contract - FDA-1151872 Description(s): Luminex xMAP Salmonella Serotyping Assay (xMAP SSA) and xMAP O-Antigen Expansion Reagent Kits The Food and Drug Administration, intends to make a sole source award to Luminex for Luminex xMAP Salmonella Serotyping Assay (xMAP SSA) and xMAP O-Antigen Expansion Reagent Kits. The reagents will be used as a rapid serotyping tool to identify the Salmonella isolates obtained from the contaminated foods. Luminex® xMAP® technology enables scientists to measure multiple proteins in a single well. This technology combines advanced fluidics, optics, and digital signal processing with proprietary microsphere technology to deliver multiplexed assay capabilities. Featuring a flexible open-architecture design, xMAP® technology can be configured to perform a wide variety of bioassays quickly, cost-effectively and accurately. The xMAP Salmonella Serotyping Assay and xMAP 0-Antigen Expansion Assay were developed by the CDC for fast, accurate and comprehensive molecular serotyping of Salmonella isolates. These assays consists of four separate tests that detect multiple 0 and H antigens simultaneously, including the ability to identify some serotype-specific antigens for problematic serotypes such as S. Entertidis, S. Typhi and the detection of monophasic variants. The xMAP Salmonella Serotyping Assay and xMAP 0-Antigen Expansion Assay are built on proven Luminex technolog : MicroPlex® Microspheres and Luminex® 100/200TM. The Luminex Corporation is the sole licensee and manufacturer of the CDC developed xMAP Salmonella Serotyping Assay and xMAP 0-Antigen Expansion Assay catalog. The NAICS Code for this action is 325998. This procurement is made under the authority of 10 USC 2304(c) (1) - only one responsible source. This is a notice of intent to issue this solicitation on a sole source basis. This notice of intent is not a solicitation for competitive proposals. Any other firms desiring consideration must fully identify their interest and capability to provide this item, or submit a proposal within 15 days to the individual listed. A determination by the Government not to compete the proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The projected award date is on or about August 28, 2015.

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

Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando VAMC | Published September 30, 2015
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No Description Provided

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--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 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--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.