Y--Barrancas National Cemetery Phase II Design-Build
Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Office of Construction & Facilities Management | Published May 5, 2016
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA,) Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM,) in Washington, DC, 425 I. Street, NW, is issuing this pre-solicitation notice for the Two-Phase Design-Build requirement for the Barrancas National Cemetery, in Pensacola, FL. This is an unrestricted procurement under Solicitation Number VA101-16-N-0089.
The Contractor shall provide and furnish all supervision, labor, materials, tools, transportation, supplies and travel necessary to expand and improve the existing Barrancas National Cemetery. This project will comprise the next construction phase of cemetery development, and will primarily include the development and construction of additional gravesite burial capacity and infrastructure to provide 10 years of service on existing, undeveloped land. The remainder of the cemetery site will be shown for development in future 10-year phased projects as per a master plan that is to be designed with this project. Since this is an existing cemetery, only those facilities and infrastructure elements necessary to support the added maintenance, operations, and burial capacity for approximately 10 years will comprise this phase of construction. This investment will develop approximately 20 acres of undeveloped land to provide approximately 13,000 gravesites, including both casket and cremation sites in new burial sections.
Memorial Walls will be added at Barrancas National Cemetery to accommodate memorial plaques honoring the memory of veterans, and other eligible individuals whose remains are not available for burial. This project will also improve the cemetery entrance, including cortege staging lanes, visitor parking, access to public information, and public restrooms. Drainage problems will also be addressed. The project will also encompass needed irrigation improvements and corrections to the water channel and pond system as well as extension of irrigation into newly developed areas. The project will also correct deficiencies in the infrastructure. Renovations and additions to the Administrative Building and Maintenance Complex and Committal Service Shelters will be accomplished to accommodate military honors teams including volunteers and public information functions. Improvements made to structures will incorporate Green Building Principals and Renewable Energy Initiatives in accordance with VA policy and latest energy efficient technology.
The project shall include an Early Turnover (ETO) phase consisting of approximately 6,650 oversize pre-placed crypts and 3,500 traditional gravesites, with associated site development requirements which must be completed and accepted for use within 810 calendar days from Notice to Proceed (NTP). The project shall also include an updated master plan for the expansion area and remaining 36 acres of undeveloped land. The Barrancas National Cemetery expansion is planned as a Design Build acquisition for award in FY17. The Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM) will provide a requirements document consisting of program requirements, environmental and regulatory constraints, topographic and boundary survey, baseline geo-technical survey, performance schedule, and listing of applicable VA/NCA design guides, submission requirements, and planning criteria. The Design Build contract shall include a full complement of design services including the preparation of Master Plan, Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction documents in addition to all construction, commissioning, and LEED Silver certification.
This notice is not a request for competitive offers. The point of contact is Crystal Cole, reachable by email at Crystal.Cole2@va.gov. In the subject line of any e-mail sent, identify: BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY VA101-16-N-0089. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA,) Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM,) reserves the right to use only FBO, via the internet, to provide notification of any amendments to this RFP. By registering at FedBizOpps (http://www.fbo.gov) Offerors will have access to downloading plans, specifications and amendments, which will be available only in Adobe PDF electronic format. It is the Contractor's responsibility to view the FBO website daily as no other notification of amendments will be provided. The Offeror's must be listed in the Vendor Information Pages at www.vetbiz.gov and currently registered in the System for Award Management, www.sam.gov.
The Solicitation is planned to issue on or about June 14, 2016. Telephone calls will not be accepted.
The approximate project duration will be 1,450 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed. The estimated magnitude for this project is between $20,000,000 and $50,000,000. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) of 237990, (Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction) with the size standard of $36.5 Million. A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) will not apply to this project.
CFM intends to conduct this acquisition in accordance with Subpart 36.3, Two-Phase Design-Build Selection Procedures.