T--Request for SF 330s; Unrestricted for Architect-Engineer IDIQ Contracts for A-E Photogrammetric and LiDAR Surveying and Mapping
Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 25, 2015 - Deadline March 27, 2015
I. CONTRACT INFORMATION: These contracts are being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6 and supplements thereto. Services of a qualified firm are sought to provide Photogrammetric and LiDAR Surveying and Mapping. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications to accomplish the required work. The firm's team must have a Certified Photogrammetrist or a Professional Licensed Surveyor. The Government intends to negotiate and award six indefinite delivery contracts within one year after the required response date to this solicitation, but reserves the right to award up to four additional indefinite delivery contracts (up to a total of ten contracts) in the event there are insufficient awards under the restricted solicitation. Those most highly qualified small businesses that do not receive an award under the restricted solicitation will have their SF 330s automatically added to this unrestricted solicitation SF 330 responses. This solicitation does not supersede contracts previously awarded for similar work by other Corps Districts. However, a contractor awarded a contract under the restricted announcement will be ineligible for award under this announcement. Each contract will be for five years. The amount of work in each contract will not exceed $12,500,000.00 ($12.5 Million) and the guaranteed minimum will be $10,000.00. Rates will be negotiated for each 12-month period of the contract at the time of the original award. On each individual contract, the first year's rate schedule shall become effective the day of contract award, and shall be in effect for one year from contract award. Subsequent rate schedules shall become effective on the yearly anniversary dates from contract award. Work will be issued by firm fixed price task orders not to exceed the contract amount and will be subject to successful negotiations. The District may award IDIQ contracts in the future or borrow capacity from other federal contracts to perform work that may also be encompassed by this announcement. The Contracting Officer will consider the following and other relevant factors in deciding which Contractor will be selected to negotiate an order: performance and quality of deliverables under the current contract, current capacity to accomplish the task order in the required time, and uniquely specialized experience. The contracts will be for requirements within the Continental United States and outside the Continental United States (CONUS and OCONUS). This announcement is open to all businesses regardless of size. All interested A-E firms are reminded that in accordance with the provisions of PL 95-507, they will be expected to place subcontracts to the maximum practicable extent consistent with the efficient performance of the contract with small and small disadvantaged firms. Selected firms will be required to comply with FAR 52.219-9 regarding the requirement for a subcontracting plan on that part of the work it intends to subcontract. The subcontracting goals for this contract, which are subject to change, currently are that (1) a minimum of 40.0% of the Contractor's intended subcontract amount be placed with small businesses (SB), including (2) small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), 3.0%; (3) woman-owned small businesses (WOSB), 7%; (4) HUBZone small business, 1.0%; (5) service-disabled veteran-owned small business, 3.0% and veteran owned small business, 2.0%. A subcontracting plan is not required with this submittal. 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, relative to the employee's home office location. To be eligible for a contract award, a firm must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. Registration is not required with this submission.
II. PROJECT INFORMATION: Work will consist of performing and/or producing aerial photogrammetric and LiDAR surveys, ground control, analytical aero-triangulation, geo-rectification, ortho-rectification, pan-sharpening, tiling, mosaicing, digital elevation model/digital terrain model(DEM/DTM) data, collection and manipulation of photogrammetric mapping, aerial photography, GIS mapping, remote sensing, large and small-scale topographic maps, planimetrics compilation and contouring , geo-database development, maintenance and support and landuse/landcover analysis and mapping, satellite imagery, and other geospatial processes for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies such as, but not limited to: U.S. Army CE, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, NOAA, DOT, state, local, and tribal agencies etc. Services will be for areas within the CONUS and OCONUS. The potential exists that some task orders will include data classified up to SECRET; therefore, to be eligible for those task orders requiring a SECRET clearance, the Contractor shall possess a SECRET clearance for facilities, equipment, and personnel involved in the required services. A SECRET CLEARANCE IS NOT REQUIRED WITH THIS SUBMISSION.
III. SELECTION CRITERIA: Criteria a through d are primary. Criteria e and f are secondary and will only be used as tie-breakers among firms that are essentially technically equal. The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion).
a. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: (1) current experience in collection of aerial imagery for large & small scale photogrammetric mapping utilizing analog and digital aerial cameras (sweep or frame system), analytical and softcopy aerotriangulation and softcopy feature compilation and extraction; (2) current experience in the collection and processing of LIDAR data into various mapping products to include elevation models, surface models, and contours for large and small scale mapping projects; (3) current experience in digital orthophoto generation for large and small scale mapping projects; (4) current experience in large and small scale photogrammetric production in support of (engineering design, facilities management, regional planning, and real property inventory); (5) ability to integrate digital terrain data from multiple sources into a surface model; (6) ground survey control planning and acquisition for photogrammetric map compilation including conventional (total stations, EDM systems and levels) measuring systems and Global Positioning Systems; (7) capability to provide GIS mapping products and analysis of GIS data sets; (8) ability to perform GIS boundary mapping from real estate tract maps, deeds, and real property transactional registers (9) facilities and capability to gather historical photos from hardcopy and/or digital sources and perform photo image analysis and interpretation to detect landuse and change analysis utilizing digital softcopy techniques and manually via hardcopy; (10) capability and experience in providing geospatial data products in Spatial Data Standards for facilities, infrastructure, and environment (SDSFIE) (latest version); (11) ability to conduct supervised and unsupervised digital classifications from remotely sensed (i.e. hyperspectral and multispectral data sets, high resolution sensor data sets) data and incorporate results into existing geospatial data bases and/or thematic maps; (12) ability to deliver digital data that is readable and fully operational with AutoCAD (current version), ArcGIS (current version), ERDAS Imagine, and Bentley Microstation formats without any additional manipulation.
b. Professional Qualifications: The firm must have a Certified Photogrammetrist or a Professional Licensed Surveyor as well as personnel with demonstrated expertise in all aspects of photogrammetry and remote sensing, a qualified management team, quality control staff and technical staff. The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, voluntary certifications (e.g., ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist), overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm.
c. Capacity to Accomplish the Work: (1) firms must have the capability to perform approximately $4,000,000 of the required type work in a one-year period. The evaluation of a firms capability will consider the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines (management, quality control, and technical); (2) capability of firm to furnish photogrammetric equipment including owned or leased airworthy aircraft, large and medium format digital cameras (sweep or frame system), LIDAR sensor suitable for elevation data collection to support production of ASPRS Class 1 standards for 2 foot or better contours, currently certified precision aerial mapping camera, hardware and software to perform fully analytical and softcopy aerotriangulation, analytical and softcopy stereoplotter instrumentation for digital data collection of planimetric and topographic features, DTM, DEM data collection and manipulation of terrain data (to include DTED data sets), digital data editing facilities, airborne GPS and IMU capabilities for aircraft navigation and photo/sensor control; (3) ability to provide necessary survey equipment (GPS and conventional) and personnel to accomplish airborne global positioning system (ABGPS) controlled photogrammetry missions in a timely schedule; (4) demonstrate project management skills, tools and past experience monitoring multiple task orders simultaneously; (5) demonstrated quality control procedures and tools to insure quality photogrammetric mapping products; (6) demonstrate ability to acquire SECRET security clearances for personnel, facilities and equipment involved in the analysis, interpretation, cartographic, digitizing, and photographic reproduction of photogrammetric services required for each project.
d. Past Performance: Past performance on Department of Defense and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules, as determined from ACASS/CPARS/PPIRS data, credible documentation included in the SF 330 and other sources.
e. SB and SDB Participation: Extent of participation of SB, SDB, woman-owned businesses, HUB Zone and Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses will be measured as a percentage of the estimated effort.
f. Equitable Distribution of DOD Contracts: Evaluation will consider the Volume of DOD, A-E contract awards in the last 12 months. The objective is to achieve an equitable distribution of DOD, A-E contracts among qualified firms, by giving more consideration to firms with lower total volume.
IV. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit five (5) printed copies of their SF330, each containing Parts I and II of the SF330 information for the prime firm and Part II for all subcontractors/consultants to the address listed below, along with an electronic copy (on CD-ROM) not later than 3:00 p.m. local time on March 27, 2015. E-mails are not acceptable. Each copy shall be divided by tabs (dividers) separating Parts I and II, and tabs dividing the subsequent sections from each other (Note: Parts I, II, and Subsequent Sections are as defined in the SF330 Instructions).
Include the firm's CAGE code on the SF330, Part 1, Section B. On the SF330, Part 1, Section C, provide the CAGE code for each subcontractor or consultant, if available.
In SF 330, Part I, Section D, include an organization chart of the key personnel to be assigned to the project and a narrative describing how the organization will function, including how the QA/QC plan will be implemented. Those functions to be subcontracted out shall be clearly identified. In SF 330, Part I, indicate in Section C-11 or Section H if the prime contractor has worked with the proposed subcontractors in the past five years, estimate the percentage involvement of EACH SUBCONTRACTOR on the proposed team. Letters of commitment shall be submitted if credit for the experience and past performance of key subcontractors is desired.
In Section H address how your team meets each selection criterion. Describe owned or leased equipment that will be used to perform this contract. Describe the firms overall Quality Management Plan (A project specific design quality control plan must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission). Provide a narrative discussing the capacity of the team to meet schedules, including adequacy of qualified personnel available and past experience in meeting tight schedules. Also include in section H the number and amount of fees awarded on DOD contracts for A-E services during the twelve months prior to this notice, including change orders and supplemental agreements for all branch offices. Do not include awards to overseas offices for projects outside the United States, its territories and possessions. Do not include awards to a subsidiary if the subsidiary is not normally subject to management decisions, bookkeeping, and policies of a holding or parent company or an incorporated subsidiary that operates under a firm name different from the parent company.
Joint ventures shall submit the following additional documentation of the evidence of a joint venture entity: 1) Firms shall provide a copy of a legally binding joint venture agreement, and 2) Identification of the party who can legally bind the joint venture.
The SF330 will have a limit of ten projects illustrating specialized experience.
Mail your firm's submission of the SF330 to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St, Louis District, Contracting Division CEMVS-CT, 1222 Spruce St., St. Louis Mo. 63103-2833 ATTN: Mr. Archie Ringgenberg, Solicitation Number W912P9-15-R-0716. Mr. Ringgenberg can be reached at 314-331-8505 or via Email at email@example.com. Questions regarding this announcement must be in writing and shall be addressed to Mr. Roberto Escobedo at the above address or by Email at Roberto.L.Escobedo@usace.army.mil. Mr. Escobedo can also be reached at 314-331-8528. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a Request for Proposal for contract award. As required by acquisition regulations, interviews for the purpose of discussing prospective contractor's qualifications for the contract will be conducted only after submittal review by the selection board. Interviews will be conducted by telephone. Please check for amendments to this announcement after the publication date.