A-E Multidiscipline Engineering and Design Services
Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published April 12, 2016 - Deadline May 19, 2016
1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: This contract for A-E Multidiscipline Engineering and Design services procured in accordance with PL 92-582 (Brooks A-E Act) and FAR Subpart 36.6. The Walla Walla District intends to award up to three (3) indefinite delivery contract for Architect-Engineer (A-E) Multidiscipline Engineering services not to exceed $9.5 million each for the life of each contract, consisting of a base period of one (1) year and four (4) option periods not to exceed one (1) year each.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541330 - Engineering Services and the corresponding small business size standard is $15 million in average annual receipts for the preceding three (3) fiscal years. This announcement is issued on an Unrestricted Basis and is open to all businesses regardless of size. Large businesses must comply with FAR 52.219-9 for a subcontracting plan on any portion of work to be subcontracted. Walla Walla District overall small business goals for 2016 are: (1) 48.68% small business (SB) firms, (2) 11.88% small disadvantaged business (SDB) firms; (3) 7.67% woman owned small business (WOSB) firms; (4) 2.23% service disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) firms; and (5) 4.67% historically underutilized business zone small business (HUBZone) firms. A subcontracting plan is not required with the initial submittal, but will be required with the contractor's Service/Supply Rate Schedule proposal if the firm is selected for negotiations. The wages and benefits of service employees (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. To be eligible for contract award, firms must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). Register via the SAM website at https://www.sam.gov or contact SAM Customer Service at 866-606-8220.
Firms will be selected for negotiations based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work as further described in this announcement. The contract will consist of providing professional architect-engineer and drafting services to include electrical, mechanical, structural, civil, geotechnical, hydraulic and hydrologic engineering disciplines for preparation of plans and specifications and/or other engineering documents for various civil works projects. Work will vary in scope and size and will be awarded by individually negotiated firm-fixed-price task orders. A firm-fixed-price Service/Supply Rate Schedule encompassing disciplines, materials, and equipment for subsequent task orders will be negotiated following the preliminary selection.
2. PROJECT INFORMATION: The Multidiscipline Engineering services are primarily required for various Walla Walla District and Northwest Division civil works projects located within the States of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The work to be performed under this contract shall consist of, but not be limited to, furnishing all necessary labor, materials, supplies, and equipment required for professional A-E services as defined in the contract and as specified by individual task orders. The scope of professional services will require experience and technical knowledge to include but not limited to: a. Structural: Perform advanced structural analysis and design, both preliminary and final, for major elements of civil works structures such as non-overflow sections of dams, spillways, intake and outlet structures, navigation lock features, complex fish bypass facilities, tainter gates, retaining walls, piers, bulkheads/gates, floating trash/shear booms, cofferdam cells, barge mooring facilities, bridges, stilling basins, and other features related to flood control facilities. In some instances, perform structural design for small office buildings, warehouses and other structural vertical construction. Apply structural theories relating to dynamics of structures, indeterminate analysis, strength of materials, and advanced computer modeling of complex structures using frame analysis and finite element methods. Utilize appropriate materials, such as steel, wood, aluminum, fiber reinforced plastic, and concrete structures (conventional cast-in-place, precast or prestressed). Prepare plans and specifications, as well as design documentation reports, for structures such as those identified above.
b. Mechanical: Engineering, design, and preparation of plans and specifications for cranes, hoists, and other machine design items; HVAC systems; piping, plumbing, and sewage systems, gating (high head and other), operators (motors, gearing and wheels), hydraulic and air systems, water supply and pumps and screening systems related to civil works and fish passage systems.
c. Electrical: Engineering, design, and preparation of plans and specifications of low and medium voltage power distribution equipment; motor controls, motor control centers; engine generators, engine generator control systems, transfer switches (automatic and manual), and variable speed drives; arc flash hazard analysis, calculations and labeling; instrumentation, PLC, and SCADA system design (hardware and software); security, telephone and CCTV systems; short circuit calculations, load studies, and device coordination studies using SKM Power Tools for Windows software; and interior and exterior lighting.
d. Civil: Engineering, design, and preparation of plans and specifications for roads, pavements, drainage, excavation and disposal, grading, clearing and debris removal, utilities, waste water treatment, on-site water supply and water treatment, marine and campground type recreation facilities, levees, river bank protection, and land surveying.
e. Hydraulic and Hydrologic: The analyses and design for high head dam regulating outlet facilities; spillways and stilling basins; outlet valves and gates; existing and new adult and juvenile migrant fish facilities; navigation channels and facilities. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling including one, two and three dimensional numerical modeling for steady and unsteady flow including temperature and water quality parameters. Capability for data archiving of CFD modeling for later use. Hydraulic physical modeling capability; and prototype testing. Expertise with fisheries design and criteria. The analysis and design of both open channel and pressure conduit flow systems. Capability to perform hydrologic, open channel hydraulics, sedimentation, and water quality studies and collect and analyze water quality samples.f. Geotechnical: Geologic and soils mapping; soils engineering; engineering geology; insitu material testing; on and offshore surface and subsurface soil and rock sampling for lab testing; instrumentation plans and designs for the installation, monitoring, and analysis of a variety of civil works structures including but not limited to embankment dams, concrete dams, powerhouses, marine structures, and foundations in soils and rock; groundwater investigation; material source investigations; slope stability studies; shallow and deep foundation explorations, investigations and designs; excavation and embankment design and slope stability studies; slope protection and retaining structures; underground openings including tunnels in soils and rock; water well investigation and design; seismic analyses; dam and levee safety engineering and investigation to include inspections, risk assessments, potential failure mode analyses, interim risk reduction measures (IRRM), fragility curves, utilization of risk based tools and models to support risk-informed decisions; and geotechnical reports and specification writing.
g. Hydropower: Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Structural engineering, design, and review services, including on-site engineering support, for the replacement, refurbishment, repair, failure analysis or upgrade of hydroelectric powerhouse and pumping plant systems, equipment, and appurtenances. Work may be performed on generators , turbines, power trains, governors, exciters, transformers, circuit breakers, control systems, control and protection relay systems, voltage systems, switchyard switchgear and breakers, motor and control systems, gantry and bridge crane systems, condensing equipment and operations, water control pumping plants, containment structures, powerhouse gates, gating at remote structures, sump pumps, cooling water pumps, potable water pumps, water treatment stations, associated piping and other flow passages, control and SCADA systems, fiber optic and digital communication systems, video security and cathodic protection systems. Capability to perform the procedures for estimating hydropower project energy output and dependable capacity for determining power benefits and performing hydropower economic analyses for various types of power projects, new conventional and pumped-storage projects, hydroelectric and pumping plant expansions, rehabilitation of existing hydroelectric and pumping plant projects, operational changes, and cost allocation studies. Capability of performing Hydroelectric and Pumping Plant Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, and Civil investigations for equipment and facility assessments, initial feasibility cost appraisals, final engineering cost appraisals, reconnaissance studies, fault studies, relay coordination studies, generator uprate studies, power system uprate studies, plans and specifications, and commissioning plan development and execution.
h. Construction Cost Engineers/Estimators. Confirming quantities, developing MCACES estimates (latest version and supporting databases), developing construction schedules, and performing risk analysis for civil works projects.
i. Value Engineering: Value Engineering (VE) study is a process of applying the Value Engineering Methodology (VEM) using a multi-discipline team of designers, stakeholders and the Project Delivery Team (PDT) to break down the project into functional performance elements, to assign costs and benefits, and to perform an analysis of the functions for the purpose of improving performance, reliability, quality, safety and life cycle costs. Value Engineering studies shall be performed in compliance with ER 11-1-321. The VE study team leader (facilitator) shall be a Certified Value Specialist in accordance with the requirements of SAVE International (previously known as the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE)). All members of the VE study team shall be independent of the PDT and Independent Technical Review (ITR) teams.
j. CAD COMPLIANCE: The selected firm must be able to produce engineering drawings on a computer aided design (CAD) system and provide those drawings to the district in electronic format. All new drawings shall be created in accordance with the current Architectural/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Standards. The current A/E/C CAD Standards can be found at https://cadbim.usace.army.mil The A-E's CAD system shall be compatible with MicroStation (Bentley Microsystems) design file format version 8 or greater. Ability to prepare complete detailed construction drawings and specifications using Government guide specifications format shall be required.
k. SPECSINTACT COMPLIANCE: Specifications shall conform to the format and content requirements of the Walla Walla District. The selected firm must be able to produce technical specifications in SpecsIntact format. The SpecsIntact software can be downloaded from the following web page: http://specsintact.ksc.nasa.gov. Technical specifications shall be produced from Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) and the locally prepared guide specifications. UFGS sections can be downloaded from the web at the following site: http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/browse_org.php?o=70.
l. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) COMPLIANCE: The selected firm must be able to produce GIS data that meets Corps of Engineers mandated Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure and Environment (SDSFIE) or other customer specified standards. SDSFIE specifications and tools can be found at, http://www.sdsfieonline.org. GIS deliverables must be fully compatible with the Walla Walla District's Enterprise GIS (eGIS) Systems which utilize Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) formats. All geospatial data must be documented through the preparation of standard metadata descriptions. The Contractor shall ensure the metadata delivered is compliant with Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Endorsed and Endorsed External Standards as described at http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/index_htmlMetadata must be compatible with ESRI software.
3. SELECTION CRITERIA: A-E selections will be conducted in strict accordance with the announced selection criteria, and in compliance with FAR Subpart 36.6, its supplements and Engineer Pamphlet 715-1-7. The criteria for evaluation and selection are listed below in descending order of importance. Criteria A through E are primary. Criteria F through H are secondary and used as 'tie-breakers' for technically equal rated firms; therefore firms should not commingle submission of data related to those criterion with the primary criterion.
Primary Criteria:A. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work discussed in Project Information items 2a through 2l for the preceding five (5) years.
B. Professional Qualifications: The selected firm must have the professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services and relevant experience in the disciplines and technical areas listed in the project information. The evaluation will consider education, registration, technical certification, training, and longevity of relevant experience.
C. Past performance: Past performance on contracts with government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Evaluations will be pulled from Department of Defense (DoD) Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) based on the DUNS number for the prime and any subcontractors.
D. Capacity to accomplish the work. Demonstrate capacity to accomplish at least four (4) $500,000 individual task orders simultaneously. Additionally, demonstrate capacity of the firm relative to rapid response actions for mobilization and short suspense dates for task completion.
E. Knowledge of the locality: Knowledge of flood control, navigation and hydroelectric dam projects of the Columbia, Snake, and Clearwater Rivers Basins and Tributaries.
Secondary Criteria: F. Extent of participation of SB, SDBs, WOSBs, HUBZones, SDVOSBs and historically black colleges and universities, and minority institutions in the proposed contract team, measured as a percentage of the total estimated effort. Indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each SB and SDB firm on the team.
G. Geographic Proximity to the primary assignment area of the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
H. Volume of Department of Defense (DoD) contract awards in the last 12 months, with the objective of effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified firms.
4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit two (2) hardcopies of Standard Form (SF) 330, Architect-Engineer Qualifications, Parts I and II for the prime and all subcontractors, along with an electronic copy (CD-ROM). The SF 330 should be complete and specifically address the requirements of this announcement. Address all Selection Criteria in descending order of importance, as defined in the Selection Criteria section of this announcement, in SF 330, Section H. Do not comingle primary and secondary selection criteria.
Submit completed SF330 (hardcopy and CD) to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, Contracting Division, 201 North Third Avenue, Walla Walla WA 99362-1876, Attn: Elaine Vandiver, not later than 2:00 PM Pacific Time on May 19, 2016. Solicitation packages are not provided and facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Personal visits to discuss this project will not be scheduled. This is not a request for proposal and no other general notification will be made. Only timely SF 330s will be considered. Reference W912EF-16-R-0022 in your submission package.