T--A&E for Field Surveys With Automated Hydrographic Survey Capabilities For Unrestricted Businesses
Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published July 9, 2015 - Deadline August 10, 2015
T-INDEFINITE DELIVERY A-E CONTRACTS FOR FIELD SURVEYS WITH AUTOMATED HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY CAPABILITIES, PRIMARILY WITHIN THE ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, SOL W912P9-15-R-0710 POC Contracting, Twila Hopkins, (314) 331-8124, Contracting Officer, Pat Edward Filer (314) 331-8521.
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 hydrographic surveys with differential global positioning systems (DGPS) and field surveys for the St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications to accomplish the required work. The STL District boundaries will be the primary area for the work, but the Government may, at its discretion accomplish work in other geographical regions; including the entire continental US. The Government intends to negotiate and award one, five year unrestricted indefinite delivery contract within one year after the required response date to this solicitation, but reserves the right to award up to two additional unrestricted indefinite delivery contracts (up to a total of three contracts for restricted and unrestricted). Those most highly qualified small business contractors that did not receive an award under the restricted solicitation will have their SF 330s automatically added to this unrestricted solicitation for SF 330 responses. Furthermore, those most highly qualified small business contractors, as well as any other small business contractor, may submit a revised SF 330 in response to this solicitation. 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.
The contracts will be awarded in the order of ranking determined by the selection approval authority. The amount of work in each contract will not exceed a $3,000,000 total capacity for a five (5) year period and the guaranteed minimum will be $5,000. Work will be issued by firm-fixed-price task orders not to exceed the contract amount and will be subject to successful negotiations. 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. 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 work in the required time, the availability of 2 simultaneous survey crews, and uniquely specialized experience. 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 the part of the work it intends to subcontract. The subcontracting goals for this contract, which are subject to change, currently are that a minimum of 40.0% of the contractor's intended subcontract amount be placed with small businesses (SB), with the 40% including: (1) small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), 3.0%; (2) woman-owned small businesses (WOSB), 7%; (3) HUBZone small business, 1.0%; (4) 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 this contract must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act, relative to the employee's 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 hydrographic and field surveys. Work may consist of topographic surveys, dredge material measurement and payment surveys, high accuracy dam deformation monitoring surveys, construction layout surveys, geodetic control (horizontal and vertical) surveys, GPS/DGPS/RTK surveys, river/harbor project clearance, underwater hazard detection, aerial photo control surveys, field data processing and survey adjustments, location surveys, planimetric surveys, mobile laser scanning, and boundary and cadastral surveys. Hydrographic surveys shall use totally automated systems with the capability of position by use of Differential Global Positioning Systems (DGPS) or better. The A-E must have a back-up positioning system in the event that satellite transmission for DGPS positioning is interrupted or not available. Work may be performed to support other Federal agencies.
III. SELECTION CRITERIA: Criteria a. through e. are primary. Criteria f. and g. are secondary and will only be used as a quote mark tie-breaker quote mark 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) Experience in hydrographic surveys, dredge material measurement and payment surveys, DGPS surveys, river/harbor project clearance, underwater hazard detection; (2) Experience in field topographic surveys, GPS/RTK/VRS surveys, construction layout, geodetic control (horizontal and vertical), aerial photo control surveys, field data processing and survey adjustments, location surveys, planimetric surveys, and cadastral/boundary surveys in both Missouri and Illinois; (3) demonstrate use of GPS equipment, including network layout and adjustments and the ability and experience to submit high accuracy GPS control to the OPUS Database and NGS for blue booking; (4) capability to integrate field survey information into photogrammetric mapping databases including but not limited to underwater soundings, horizontal traverse circuits, 3D contour grids, aerial photo control point location coordinates, boundary surveys, utility locations, boring hole locations, and other survey needs; (5) facilities must have capability to collect and deliver data in digital format, readable and fully operational in 2D and 3D, in Bentley Microstation.dgn format (Microstation V8.0 or later); in ESRI shape files or Personal GeoData Bases; DTM's, PDF's, and ASCII format on CDROM, DVD, or an External Hard Drive storage file.
b. Capacity to Accomplish the Work. (1) Capacity to perform approximately $3,000,000 in work of the required type in a five-year period. The evaluation of a firm's capability will consider the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines and equipment availability. Firms must have the personnel capacity and sufficient equipment for two simultaneous survey crews. (2) Firms shall demonstrate that they presently have, or the capability to readily obtain through purchase or lease, a DGPS equipped automated hydrographic survey vessel with an environment controlled cabin of 19-30 foot length capable of being trailered to and operating in U.S. inland projects for the automated acoustic surveys; (3) Firms shall demonstrate that they presently have, or the capability to obtain through purchase or lease, static or kinematic GPS equipment capable of subcentimeter measurement accuracy, electronic total station with data collector, and CADD/GIS data processing equipment; (4) Demonstrate quality control procedures and tools to insure delivery of a quality product; (5) Demonstrate ability to commence work within 24 hours after award of a task order; hydrographic surveys may be required on an irregular notice at varying locations in the St. Louis District.
c. Knowledge of the Locality. The A-E shall be capable of working on the main stem of the St. Louis District section of the Mississippi River in all weather conditions and river stages. The A-E shall demonstrate knowledge of the local conditions, within the St. Louis District, including geographic features, locks and dams, barge traffic, lakes, boat ramps (both high and low water), river gages, and fueling/boat facilities.
d. Professional Qualifications. The firm should have qualified and licensed Missouri and Illinois professional land surveyors with demonstrated expertise in all aspects of hydrology and field surveying, a qualified management team, quality control staff, and technical staff. The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, voluntary certifications (e.g., Hydrologist, GISP), overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm.
e. Past Performance. Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules, as determined from CPARS/PPIRS data, credible documentation included in the SF 330, and other sources.
f. 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.
g. Equitable Distribution of DoD Contracts. Evaluation will consider volume of DoD A-E contracts awarded 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 three (3) 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, along with an electronic copy (on CD-ROM), to the address listed below not later than 3:00 p.m. local time on 10 August 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. Pat Filer, Solicitation Number W912P9-15-R-0710. Mr. Filer can be reached at 314-331-8521 or via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding this announcement must be in writing and shall be addressed to Ms. Twila Hopkins at the above address or by Email at email@example.com. Ms. Hopkins can also be reached at 314-331-8124. 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.