C--Radiology HVAC Improvements 436-17-101
Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published August 5, 2015
PART I - INSTRUCTIONS, CONDITIONS AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS
DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the following services under project number 436-17-101-Radiology HVAC Improvements, projected at the Ft Harrison Montana Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) 53687 Veterans Dr., Ft Harrison, Montana 59636. This will be a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) Set-aside. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330.
Interested firms should submit one (1) copy of their current SF 330 no later than 1:00 PM Mountain Time (MT) 8/28/2015 to Donna.Davis11@va.gov. The emailed file shall not exceed 5MB in total.
The NIACS code for this project is 541330, with a small business size standard of $15M. This project will be 100% set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses as stated below.
The project construction magnitude is between $1,000,000.00 and $2,000,000.00
Funds are not currently available for this solicitation. Award of a contract as a result of this solicitation is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment of this contract may be made. There shall be no legal liability on the part of the Government for contract purposes until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer will confirm availability of funds in writing to the contractor upon award of contract.
52.232-18 -- Availability of Funds.
Funds are not presently available for this contract. The Government's obligation under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer.
The VA Montana Healthcare System requires the services of a qualified Architect / Engineer (A/E) firm to provide design services allowing for the project 436-17-101 Radiology HVAC Improvements - Building 154. Primary Aspects of this project are as follows.
Spaces in CT, Heart Cath., and all other areas of Radiology including nuclear, produce significant operational heat and are currently served by area air handling units and supplemental in-room cooling equipment, one pass water condenser (Split systems are installed in the areas to make up the excess cooling demand requirements).
A new system is to be designed and installed that is dedicated to supply the radiology departments cooling, heating and ventilation capacity to handle the existing energy loads and allow space for future equipment expansion. The design procedures should include cost effective plans for the differing loads of patient equipment, power supplies and Uninterruptible Power Supplies. The design will require and must allow for the approach of many different load conditions and the flexibility to satisfy these conditions. Analyze and/or design of a Variable Frequency Drive for the Air Conditioning 1 System including supply and/or return fans.
The work will include: all associated existing system demolition and installation of new mechanical equipment, control system, system piping, insulation, and ductwork upgrades necessary to increase cooling and ventilation efficiency and reduce energy consumption. The construction documents will provide a training requiem for Controls and or Mechanical Equipment. Extensive phasing of work will be required to ensure critical hospital equipment remains in operation during construction.
The anticipated construction cost associated with this design is expected to range between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. The VA's expectation is that the A/E will provide sufficient design services to utilize this construction budget with fees in accordance with the Brooks Act. The A/E will provide an initial itemized construction cost estimate as part of the 30% submission from which the VA may elect potential deducts equivalent to a minimum of 20% of the projected construction cost of the full scope OR expand the scope to fully utilize the anticipated budget. Deducts are expected to be incorporated in a manner that allows for segregation at the Construction Document stage. The cost estimate shall be carried forward and modified to reflect changes on each subsequent submission. Design of the above documented project scope must meet all applicable codes, regulations, and standards. This includes but is not limited to National Fire Protection Association Codes, National Electric Code, Environmental Protection Agency, Montana Department of Environmental Quality Regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1926, American Society for Testing and Material and The Joint Commission Standards. Additionally, the A/E is required to meet all applicable laws and regulation not explicitly stated in this document. Design efforts and products shall be conducted and produced in compliance with VA Publications including Master Construction Specifications, Design Guides, and Computer Aided Drafting Standards (http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL).
A/E submissions are to comply with the requirements stated in PG-18-15 Volume C. The design submissions shall consist of progressively more complete documents consisting of the following:
" Schematic Design (30%)
" Schematic Design (50%)
" Design Development (90%)
" Design Development (95%)
" Construction Documents (100%)
" Final Construction Documents - Production
OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
The submitted SF330s will be evaluated on the following criteria:
This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF 330 technical proposals:
*(NOTE: Evaluation Criteria (1) through (4) are considered the most important and equal among themselves; Criteria (5) and (6) are of slightly less importance than (1) through (4), but are of equal value among themselves; Criteria (7) and (8) are the least important and listed in descending order of importance. Specific evaluation criteria include:
1. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials.
2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services.
3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time.
4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules.
5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team.
6. Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project.
7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness.
8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services.
Criterion 1 - Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to:
? Experience with design of HVAC renovation for radiographic imaging types of
? Experience with multi-phased hospital design and construction programs for HVAC projects that were 75 percent of the project work
? Experience with construction and renovation phasing in hospitals and other VA facilities for HVAC projects that were 75 percent of the work;
? Experience in providing post construction award services (shop drawing review, as-built drawing and Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) preparation, construction inspection services, and Operating and Maintenance Manuals) for HVAC projects that were 75 percent of the work.
Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF 330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF 330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration.
NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF330. For submittal purposes, a task order on an IDIQ contract is considered a project, as is a stand-alone contract award. Do not list an IDIQ contract as an example of a completed project. Instead, list relevant completed task orders or stand-alone contract awards that fit within the definition above. Examples of project work submitted that do not conform to this requirement will not be evaluated.
Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower.
All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1.
Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines - The majority of the project will be Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Less than 20% of the work could be Architecture, Interior Design, Civil, Structural, and Fire Protection Engineering.
Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF 330 Part 1 Section G.
Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time.
Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously.
Criterion 4 - Past Performance - 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 CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 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 requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. NOTE: Past performance information for projects listed under Criterion 1 will be given greater weight.
Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF 330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Donna Davis via email at Donna.email@example.com prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation.
Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team.
Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable.
Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area and knowledge of Fort Harrison, Montana; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract.
Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any sub-consultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Indicate firms/teams knowledge of Ft Harrison Montana area.
Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness.
Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm.
Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years.
Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF 330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services.
Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330. Interested firms should submit one (1) copy of their current SF 330 no later than 1:00 PM Mountain Time (MT) 8/28/2015 to Donna.Davis11@va.gov. The emailed file shall not exceed 5MB in total.
Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprises prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so.
VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE
(a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern":
(1) Means a small business concern:
(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses);
(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran;
(iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and
(iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov).
(2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16).
(b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered.
(2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern.
(c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for:
(1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns;
(2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns;
(3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or
(4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.
(d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if-
(1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement;
(2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and
(3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
(4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b).
(e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.