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Y--CYBERKNIFE SITE PREP CONSTRUCTION PROJECT: 673-CSI-102

Department of Veterans Affairs, Tampa VAMC | Published April 8, 2015  -  Deadline April 22, 2015
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Presolicitation Notice Cyberknife Site Prep Project: 673-CSI-102 THIS IS A PRESOLICITATION NOTICE TO VA248-15-R-1072: CONSTRUCTION PROJECT. The Department of Veteran Affairs, Network Contracting Office 8 (NCO 8), Tampa, FL, intends to release Solicitation VA248-15-R-1072, Cyberknife Site Prep of the James A. Haley VA Medical Center located at 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33612. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Cyberknife Site prep at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida is a project that will facilitate the treatment of patients. The room is a dedicated area where the medical staff can treat patients. This project will entail architectural, mechanical, electrical, structural, interior design, and plumbing renovations. Drawings and Specifications will be provided in bid package for this project. General Construction: Provide all necessary equipment, labor, materials, specialty services, supervision, and tools to complete CSI Project No. 673-CSI-102 "CYBERKNIFE SITE PREP". Work includes architectural, asbestos abatement, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and interior designs and certain other items of work required by the drawings and specifications. All work is to be completed in 150 calendar days including weekend work and night shift work. NCO 8 anticipates the solicitation will be issued around April 2015, and will be posted only on the Federal Business Opportunities website (https://www.fbo.gov). At this time, no solicitation exists. DO NOT REQUEST A SOLICITATION package. The NAICS Code is 236220 (Commercial and Institutional Building Construction). The associated size standard for this procurement is $36.5 million dollars average gross annual receipts for the preceding three years. In accordance with Veterans Affairs (VA) Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 836.204(h), the construction magnitude is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. This procurement is 100% Set-Aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms who are capable of performing the requirements under the categories described in the solicitation when posted. All offerors must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) data base and complete online Reps and Certs at https://www.sam.gov/. All SDVOSB offerors must be verified by the Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in VetBiz at http://www.vetbiz.gov to be eligible for award. This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for submission of offers. No bidder list is maintained. All potential bidders should register with Federal Business Opportunities if interested in this acquisition. NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE OTHER THAN WHAT IS NOTED HEREIN. FIRMS ARE INSTRUCTED NOT TO CALL REQUESTING MORE INFORMATION, and to monitor the Federal Business Opportunities website for the actual posting of the solicitation package. Award is subject to availability of funding.

C--AE Services to Construct Admin Building 580-CSI-110

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published August 5, 2016  -  Deadline August 30, 2016
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: General. A-E Services are being procured in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute (Public Law 92-582), formerly known as the Brooks Act, and implement in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 36.6. All submissions will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria. The three firms deemed most highly rated after initial source selection will be chosen for interviews. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is 541310, Architectural Services, and the applicable Small Business Size Standard is $7.5 million. a. Contract Award Procedure: The proposed A/E services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. Interested parties shall ensure current Licensing and have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at https://www.sam.gov/portal and the Vendor Information Pages database at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ as well as have submitted the current cycle VETS-100 Report per the requirements located at http://www.dol/gov/vets/contractor/main.htm. Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be certified by the CVE at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. b. SDVOSB Requirements: In accordance with VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside, a service disabled veteran-owned small business concern agrees that, in the performance of the contract, at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. c. Nature of Work: Provide Architectural/Engineering (A/E) services for site survey and investigation, concept development, design development, preliminary drawings, construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and construction period services. The A/E will work with VA Project Management Staff to develop the necessary working drawings, phasing plans, infection control plans, contract specifications, prioritization of items, and cost estimates for full and complete construction of this project. d. Design Costs: All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73(a) the total cost of the architect or engineer services contracted for must not exceed 6 percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR 52.236-22 Design Within Funding Limitations, will be applicable to this procurement action. Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly rated AE firm selected to complete the design. The magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $2 million and $5 million. 2. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this acquisition will be in accordance with FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836.602-1 and are listed below in descending order of importance. (1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services to include reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. a. Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and Designers of Record (Architect, Civil, Structural Engineers, and Fire Protection Engineer). In addition, provide resumes of other relevant team members or frequent subcontractor such as: Mechanical, Electrical, and Cost Estimator and team members who will perform technical tasks under this contract including their record of working together. b. The Designers of Record shall perform and direct the design within their respective discipline and shall sign and seal the drawings. All Designers of Record must be professionally registered in their discipline. Each resume shall include a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of seven (7) specific completed projects in the past five (5) years that best illustrate the individual team members experience relevant to this contract scope. (2) 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 and their record of working together as a team. a. Provide a detailed narrative of a minimum of five (5) up to seven (7) maximum relevant projects completed within the last 5 years, which best illustrate overall team experience relevant to this contract scope. List projects that demonstrate the teams experience with projects of similar size and scope to those to be performed under this contract; Specific design areas to be evaluated within this factor are: 1. Medical Administration Building Experience 2. Familiarity with and experience incorporating the requirements of the current VA building design standards 3. Verification of Exceptional Customer Service; including customer service awards received 4. Building Energy Modeling per ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or 2013 5. Designs that comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or 2013 6. Familiarity with and experience incorporating the requirements of current or recent VA guidance documents related to Sustainable Buildings (3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. a. This factor evaluates ability of the AE firm, given their current projected workload and the availability of their key personnel, to accomplish the possible myriad of design projects in the required time. The general workload and staffing capacity of the design office will be evaluated. 1. List current projects with a design fee of greater than $100,000 being designed in the firm's office in the past five (5) years; 2. Indicate the firms' present workload and the availability of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period; 3. Describe experience in successfully delivering projects per performance schedule, providing timely construction support and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates. (4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (5) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project. Provide the address and distance of your office to MEDVAMC. The distance shall be determined using http://maps.google.com (6) Ability to comply with FAR clause 52.219-14. Firms must demonstrate how they will comply with the requirement to meet FAR Clause 52.219-14, at least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the concern. 3. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: This project is a 100% set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns under VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Dec 2009). All original Standard Form (SF) 330 packages shall be submitted to: Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (90C) Network Contracting Office (NCO 16) Attn: Tabitha Contreras, Room 4B-313 2002 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030 (a) All SF 330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the Solicitation Number VA256-16-R-1183. The SF 330 form may be downloaded from www.gsa.gov/forms. Completed SF 330's shall include the primary firms, subcontractor firms, and any consultants expected to be used on the project. There is no page limit, required margin size, etc. for the submission; it is expected for interested firms to be concise and clear. Questions for this announcement are due by 4PM Central on August 16, 2016. (b) Firms that meet the requirements listed in this announcement are invited to submit three (3) copies of the completed SF 330 including Parts I and II as described herein and one CD-ROM of the SF 330 submittal as a single pdf file, to the above address no later than 11:00 A.M. Central on August 30, 2016. FAX AND/OR E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. (c) Interested firms shall address each of the six (6) Selection Criteria in their SF 330's and additional documents/submittals. 4. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THERE ARE NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. This requirement is subject to Availability of Funds. 5. PROJECT INFORMATION: ? ARCHITECT / ENGINEER SCOPE OF WORK 1.0 SCOPE 1.1 The Architect/Engineer shall furnish all professional and technical expertise to develop Schematics, pre-design preliminaries, design drawings, specifications, cost estimates and construction contract bid documents to construct a New Administration Building approximately 18,000 GSF. The building will be located on the North West side of the campus behind building 122. Design of the exterior must be similar in finishes to the main hospital building 100 and blend with the other existing structures on VA campus. Interior designs will require development of space program for administration spaces with open floor plans, minimal offices, conference rooms and work stations. The A/E must be familiar with the latest VA design criteria for Administration. The preliminary designs must include 3 conceptual plans with different space configurations including cost estimates for each option. The options shall include building expansion, one for horizontal and one for vertical (2nd floor). The A/E will prepare equipment layouts for new and existing equipment and work stations as required by the equipment manufacturers' specifications and drawings. 1.2 The A/E shall provide construction period services including "as built", responses to RFI's, and site visits. 1.3 The A/E is responsible for geotechnical engineering services and borings and civil site survey for the area of the new building. 1.4 The final design shall be completed within 180 calendar days from contract award. 2.0 PROJECT OVERVIEW 2.1 The A/E scope must include a pre-design phase to provide three (3) optional plans with different layouts that meet project intent and budget. All plans will be presented using power point to the MEDVAMC leadership for comparison and recommendations for the Medical Center selection and approval. The space planning must address improvement of work flow based on sequence of operations. All designs must adhere to the latest edition for JCAHO, NFPA, ICC and life safety latest requirements. 2.2 The Architect/Engineer shall survey the area and verify existing conditions and all related systems, study adequacy of square footage for each function, analyze utility systems and structural integrity, also verify as facility built drawings. Existing drawings may not be complete or fully accurate. 2.3 The A/E Contractor shall make sufficient site investigations to evaluate all existing conditions. The A/E Contractor shall obtain additional pertinent information, as needed, from the COR, to ensure the completion of an efficient, comprehensive design. 2.4 The completed preliminary plans shall include a detailed construction, equipment, and project cost estimates. The A/E is responsible to design the project within available budget and provide recommendations of deduct items as alternatives. 2.5 The A/E shall thoroughly study existing facility drawings and VA building design criteria for exact implementation and coordination of all systems and components. 3.0 DESIGN SUBMITTALS 3.1 The following contractual periods of performance shall begin from the award date of the contract. The A/E shall submit 35%, 75%, 95%, and final design packages for review and approval. The VA will respond with comments within 15 calendar days after receipt of each submittal. 3.2 Each submission shall include three (3) copies for review. 3.3 Final submittals shall include five (5) original hard copies and CD-ROM disc for drawings using REVIT 2012 and AutoCAD version 2013 and specifications on Microsoft Word latest version. All electronic submittals must adhere to VA requirements. 3.4 Room's square footage and dimensions shall be indicated on the floor plan. 4.0 SAFETY 4.1 The A/E is responsible to retain services of a licensed fire protection professional engineer (FPE). The FPE must be directly involved in the design of fire protection systems and life safety requirements, as addressed in the VA Fire Protection Design Manuals. 4.2 Review and seal As-Built drawings prepared by the contractor and certify compliance statement on each FP and life safety drawings as required by VA directives and policies. 5.0 SUSTAINABLEDESIGN STANDARDS 5.1 The A/E shall be responsible for designing to achieve sustainable design equivalencies and for implementing within the design the following Guiding Principles found in the Federal Leadership on High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding and the VA Sustainable Design and Energy Reduction Manual: " Employ Integrated Design Principles (Integrated Design, Commissioning) " Optimize Energy Performance (Energy Efficiency, Measurement and Verification) " Protect and Conserve Water (Indoor Water, Outdoor Water) " Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality (Ventilation, Thermal Comfort, Moisture Control, Day lighting, Low-Emitting Materials, and Protect IAQ during Construction) " Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials (Recycled Content, Bio-based Content, Construction Waste, Ozone Depleting Compounds) 5.2 Sustainable design features, activities and equivalencies are part of overall Federal policy to limit environmental impact and ensure the environmental compatibility of Federal facilities. It is the intent of the VA to make every reasonable and rational effort to meet these requirements. In the event the A/E concludes that implementation of specific sustainability requirements is not feasible (in that doing so creates major negative impacts on the project, including major overall cost increases, major operational feasibility issues, major technology application issues, etc.), a detailed rationale for limiting the use of the specific sustainability feature in question shall be submitted in writing to the Project Engineer for consideration. Such rationale shall include discussion of the significant negative impacts to the project. Cost comparisons and evaluations used in supporting the non-inclusion of required sustainability features must show an overwhelming life cycle rationale. Such exclusions shall not be implemented unless specifically approved by the Project Engineer. 6.0 ARCHITECTURAL 6.1 One-eight (1/8) inch scale floor plans shall be submitted with the following neatly displayed: " Room names, numbers, square footage, functions, and appropriate activity codes. " Reflected ceiling plans. " Net square foot program area of each room with the corresponding designed net square foot area. (Program vs. Actual). " All corridors, electrical closets, telephone closets, equipment rooms, mechanical shafts and spaces vertical circulation spaces (stairs, dumbwaiters, etc.) and automatic conveyances. " All plumbing fixtures, doors and swings. " Doors and Finish schedules " Locations of all smoke and fire partitions. 6.2 One-eighth inch scale floor plans showing and identifying equipment utilities requirements for each room shall be submitted. Equipment floor plans are required for all medical equipment, offices, consultation rooms, classrooms, conference rooms, and waiting rooms. 6.3 A written narrative describing the interior design scheme of how areas will integrate functionally and aesthetically. All variations from criteria shall be explained. 7.0 STRUCTURAL 7.1 The building structural system (including slabs, girders, beams, and columns) shall be reinforced as necessary to accommodate future expansion. Structural design shall comply with all applicable codes. 7.2 Construction drawings shall include at least one plan view showing all structural columns, beams and typical floor plan features. The structural members shall be properly dimensioned, including depth and width of beams. Sufficient elevation views shall also be included on the drawing to show minimum heights from floor to lower surface of beams and/or interstitial purlins and deck. 8.0 HEATING, VENTILATING AND CONDITIONING 8.1 Provide preliminary load and sizing calculations for all HVAC systems. 8.2 Provide a written description/narrative of the HVAC requirements and how these requirements will be satisfied. Include a description of all new systems (including controls) and how they will interface with existing facility systems. Investigate design alternatives and justify the selected system(s), highlighting economics, energy conservation, and other pertinent considerations; provide reference sources for all data included. Assure that all systems, at minimum, meet VA standards for type of area served. 8.3 Submit duct and piping layouts for the area. 8.4 Provide one-eighth inch scale floor plans showing the HVAC and distribution equipment. Coordinate the design with other disciplines. 8.5 Provide flow and control diagrams for complete syste. Provide sequence of operations and controls for all HVAC systems and equipment. 8.6 Provide preliminary design for fire and safety systems that are associated with the HVAC systems. Show the fire and safety design on the HVAC plans and control diagrams. Show smoke and fire partitions and related dampers, coordinate penetrations with VA to maintain the custom fire rating system. 9.0 PLUMBING 9.1 One-eighth inch scale plumbing floor plans shall be submitted. Plumbing fixtures shall be identified; plumbing lines shall be sized. 9.2 Floor plans, elevations, and sections shall be developed showing all required equipment. 9.3 All calculations supporting the design shall be submitted. 10.0 SPRINKLER 10.1 One-eighth inch scale sprinkler floor plans shall be submitted. The locations of all risers, sprinkler heads, and valves shall be shown. The locations of smoke and fire partitions and boundaries of smoke, fire, and sprinkler zones shall be displayed. The system shall be properly interfaced with the existing facility sprinkler system. 10.2 Preliminary design assumptions and calculations shall be submitted. Use of quick response sprinkler heads is mandatory. 11.0 ELECTRICAL 11.1 One-eighth inch scale floor plans shall be submitted. The plans shall indicate room (or area) numbers, titles, and functions. The locations of all lighting fixtures, outlets for power, communication/signal outlets and devices, fire alarm devices, and equipment shall be displayed. The electrical floor plans shall show smoke and fire partitions and zones. 11.2 One-quarter inch scale elevations shall be provided to display design details. 11.3 Reflected ceiling plans shall show lighting layout, registers, chases, smoke detectors, page speakers, and other overhead equipment. 11.4 One-line diagrams of the normal and emergency electrical power distribution system shall be submitted. Include low voltage main and secondary power distribution panels. Verify that existing feeders to be used are adequately sized for the proposed project. Preliminary design data, assumptions, and calculations shall be submitted. 12.0 CONSTRUCTON COST ESTIMATE 12.1 The preliminary cost estimates shall reflect the expected construction cost for all work identified and detailed. "Magnitude" and "square foot" estimates will not be accepted. 12.2 The A/E shall develop a detailed preliminary construction cost estimate. The cost estimate shall present labor, material, and equipment costs for work required by the major disciplines, i.e., Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Sprinkler, Electrical, and Industrial Hygiene. The work grouped under each major discipline shall be placed into the appropriate VA master Construction Specification Division (CSI format). 12.3 The detailed construction cost estimate shall consider contingencies at 7.5%, overhead at 10%, profit at 10%, and escalation attributable to inflation, and any other regional industry costs. The contingency amount is established for change orders or other additional work occurring during construction. 12.4 The estimate must have sufficient detail and accuracy to reflect the anticipated bid cost upon completion of the contract working drawings and specifications. Cost estimate must include bid deduct(s) that total 20% of the construction estimate. 13.0 MEETINGS 13.1 Post-award Meeting - A post award meeting will be held within ten (10) calendar days after award of contract. 13.2 Design Review Meetings - A design review meeting will be held after each design submittal. 13.3 Meeting Minutes - The A/E Contractor shall take minutes of all meetings held relative to this contract with exception to the construction phase. The format must be acceptable to the Contracting Officer (CO). Minutes must include the meeting date and time; agenda; meeting location; list of participants with their affiliations and telephone numbers; be fully descriptive of issues, problems and decisions made; and action items with names of responsible parties and deadlines. In addition, the minutes must include, as a separate attachment, all exhibits and references distributed as handout material, unless the material is part of a formal submittal. The A/E Contractor shall provide, via email transmission, complete copies of all minutes to CO and all attendees within 48 hours of the next meeting. All challenges to the minutes will be reflected in a revised version prepared by the A/E Contractor. Copies of updated minutes shall be distributed to the CO and attendees within 24 hours after the change notice. 14.0 QUALITY CONTROL 14.1 The contractor shall develop a quality plan. This plan shall be submitted within 10 calendar days after contract award. The plan should outline the following: " The management and organization of this project. " Intended key technical personnel, such as subcontractors, discipline managers, project managers, etc. " Narrative describing product quality control. 14.2 After the award of the contract, the A/E Contractor shall follow a minimum standards of quality as follows: " There shall be a consistency of key level personnel throughout the project. " All deliverables shall be routed through, reviewed and approved by the A/E Contractor project manager. " All mistakes, omissions or errors discovered during the construction process shall be rectified by the A/E Contractor. The A/E Contractor shall provide the government with additional design drawings, cost estimates and statements of work to make the field design corrections, should they become necessary. ? 15.0 GENERAL INFORMATION 15.1 The A/E Contractor shall submit all request for information in writing to the COR and allow at least three (3) calendar days for the COR to respond. 15.2 The Contracting Officer must approve all work that is beyond the scope of this statement of work. END OF STATEMENT OF WORK

Y--PRESOLICITATION NOTICE FOR INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB): FIRM-FIXED PRICE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT. PROJECTS: 673-CSI-101 TRUEBEAM SITE PREP & 673-CSI-102 CYBERKNIFE SITE PREP.

Department of Veterans Affairs, Tampa VAMC | Published April 27, 2015  -  Deadline June 8, 2015
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Presolicitation Notice TrueBeam Site Prep, Project: 673-CSI-101 & Cyberknife Site Prep, Project: 673-CSI-102 THIS IS A PRESOLICITATION NOTICE TO VA248-15-B-1196: Invitation For Bids (IFB) Firm-Fixed-Price Construction Solicitation. The Department of Veteran Affairs, Network Contracting Office 8 (NCO 8), Tampa, FL, intends to release Invitation For Bids (IFB) solicitation VA248-15-B-1196, for TrueBeam & Cyberknife Site Prep projects for the James A. Haley VA Medical Center located at 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33612. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: TrueBeam Site Prep (Project: 673-CSI-101) and Cyberknife Site Prep (Project: 673-CSI-102) will be located at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida. These projects will entail architectural, mechanical, electrical, structural, interior design, and plumbing renovations. Drawings and Specifications will be provided in bid package for this project. These two projects were originally designed separate, but are being combined into one contract in an effort to better coordinate construction schedules, streamline contract administration, and to reduce cost. Each project will have a separate line item in the contract, and must be scheduled and invoiced accordingly. General Construction: Provide all necessary equipment, labor, materials, specialty services, supervision, and tools to complete CSI Project No. 673-CSI-101 "TRUEBEAM SITE PREP" AND CSI Project No. 673-CSI-102 "CYBERKNIFE SITE PREP". Work includes architectural, asbestos abatement, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and interior designs and certain other items of work required by the drawings and specifications. All work is to be completed in 300 calendar days including weekend work and night shift work. NCO 8 anticipates the solicitation will be issued around May 2015, and will be posted only on the Federal Business Opportunities website (https://www.fbo.gov). At this time, no solicitation exists. DO NOT REQUEST A SOLICITATION package. The NAICS Code is 236220 (Commercial and Institutional Building Construction). The associated size standard for this procurement is $36.5 million dollars average gross annual receipts for the preceding three years. In accordance with Veterans Affairs (VA) Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 836.204(f), the construction magnitude is between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. This procurement is 100% Set-Aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms who are capable of performing the requirements under the categories described in the solicitation when posted. All offerors must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) data base and complete online Reps and Certs at https://www.sam.gov/. All SDVOSB offerors must be verified by the Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in VetBiz at http://www.vetbiz.gov to be eligible for award. This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for submission of offers. No bidder list is maintained. All potential bidders should register with Federal Business Opportunities if interested in this acquisition. NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE OTHER THAN WHAT IS NOTED HEREIN. FIRMS ARE INSTRUCTED NOT TO CALL REQUESTING MORE INFORMATION, and to monitor the Federal Business Opportunities website for the actual posting of the solicitation package. Award is subject to availability of funding.

Y--Replace AHU; Project No. 580-16-110

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published November 2, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES. The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas, has a requirement titled "Replace AHU" for project number 580-16-110, per issue for construction Drawings and Specifications. This acquisition will be solicited pursuant to the Veterans' First Public Law 109-461 as a 100% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (SDVOSB). At least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel shall be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible SDVOSB concerns. Additionally, this acquisition will be awarded in accordance with FAR 14.408-1(a) to the responsible bidder whose bid, conforming to the invitation, will be most advantageous to the Government, considering only price and the price-related factors. Please do not send questions to this notice as it is only a Pre-Solicitation Notice. Questions will be accepted only after the solicitation has been published. A Firm-Fixed Price construction contract award is anticipated. Contractor shall furnish all supervision, labor, material, tools, and equipment to remove and replace air handling units within Building 100. Work includes specialized construction labor and supervision for mechanical, electrical, and demolition work as required by the construction documents. The period of performance will be 270 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed. Solicitation documents, including specifications and drawings, will be available electronically on or about November 18, 2015, on this website. Hard copies will not be mailed. The solicitation will be issued as an Invitation For Bid (IFB). INTERESTED PARTIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONS INCLUDING POSTING OF THE SOLICITATION AND ANY AMENDMENTS. ADDITIONALLY, BIDDERS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE SITE FREQUENTLY AS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AMENDMENTS TO THE SOLICITATION NOTICE. A 60 day bid acceptance period will be required. A Bid bond must be submitted with the bid. Performance and Payment bonds will be required from the contractor receiving award. A pre-bid conference will be held at a date, time, and location to be provided in the solicitation announcement. The magnitude of construction is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. North American Industrial Classification Standard (NAICS) code assigned to this construction project is 236220 with a small business size standard of $36.5 million in average annual receipts for the past three (3) years. Bidders shall be registered at the Vendor Information Pages at www.vip.vetbiz.gov, in System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov, and have completed online Representations and Certifications at http://orca.bpn.gov prior to the solicitation due date. Bidders shall be registered with the NAICS code assigned to this acquisition.

Y--Expand Women's Clinic

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published May 1, 2015  -  Deadline June 16, 2015
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THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES. The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas, has a requirement titled "Expand Women's Clinic" for project number 580-14-113, per issue for construction Drawings and Specifications. This acquisition will be solicited pursuant to the Veterans' First Public Law 109-461 as a 100% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (SDVOSB). At least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel shall be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible SDVOSB concerns. Additionally, this acquisition will be awarded in accordance with FAR 14.408-1(a) to the responsible bidder whose bid, conforming to the invitation, will be most advantageous to the Government, considering only price and the price-related factors. Please do not send questions to this notice as it is only a Pre-Solicitation Notice. Questions will be accepted only after the solicitation has been published. A Firm-Fixed Price construction contract award is anticipated. Contractor shall furnish all supervision, labor, material, tools, and equipment to renovate approximately 5,000 GSF of Primary Care space to expand Women's Clinic. Work includes specialized construction labor and supervision for architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and demolition work as required by the construction documents. The period of performance will be 180 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed. Solicitation documents, including specifications and drawings, will be available electronically on or about May 15, 2015, on this website. Hard copies will not be mailed. The solicitation will be issued as an Invitation For Bid (IFB). INTERESTED PARTIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONS INCLUDING POSTING OF THE SOLICITATION AND ANY AMENDMENTS. ADDITIONALLY, BIDDERS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE SITE FREQUENTLY AS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AMENDMENTS TO THE SOLICITATION NOTICE. A 60 day bid acceptance period will be required. A Bid bond must be submitted with the bid. Performance and Payment bonds will be required from the contractor receiving award. A pre-bid conference will be held at a date, time, and location to be provided in the solicitation announcement. The magnitude of construction is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. North American Industrial Classification Standard (NAICS) code assigned to this construction project is 236220 with a small business size standard of $36.5 million in average annual receipts for the past three (3) years. Bidders shall be registered at the Vendor Information Pages at www.vip.vetbiz.gov, in System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov, and have completed online Representations and Certifications at http://orca.bpn.gov prior to the solicitation due date. Bidders shall be registered with the NAICS code assigned to this acquisition.

Y--580-321 Build Parking Garage A

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published April 5, 2016  -  Deadline May 20, 2016
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THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES. The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas, has a requirement titled "Construct Parking Garage A" for project number 580-321, per issue for construction Drawings and Specifications. This acquisition will be solicited pursuant to the Veterans' First Public Law 109-461 as a 100% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (SDVOSB). At least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel shall be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible SDVOSB concerns. Additionally, this acquisition will be awarded in accordance with FAR Part 15.101-2 Lowest price technically acceptable source selection process. The evaluation factors and significant sub factors that establish acceptability will be set forth in the solicitation.. Please do not send questions to this notice as it is only a Pre-Solicitation Notice. Questions will be accepted only after the solicitation has been published. A Firm-Fixed Price construction contract award is anticipated. Contractor shall furnish all supervision, labor, material, tools, and equipment to construct a new parking garage. Work includes general construction, roads alterations, walks, grading, drainage, mechanical and electrical work, utility systems, elevators, necessary removal/demolition of an existing structure, asbestos and lead abatement, construction, and certain other items as required by provided construction documents. The period of performance will be 365 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed. Solicitation documents, including specifications and drawings, will be available electronically on or about April 20, 2016, on this website. Hard copies will not be mailed. The solicitation will be issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP). INTERESTED PARTIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONS INCLUDING POSTING OF THE SOLICITATION AND ANY AMENDMENTS. ADDITIONALLY, OFFERORS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE SITE FREQUENTLY AS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AMENDMENTS TO THE SOLICITATION NOTICE. A 90 day proposal acceptance period will be required. A Bid bond must be submitted with the bid. Performance and Payment bonds will be required from the contractor receiving award. A pre-proposal conference is currently scheduled for April 26, 2016. The pre-proposal site visit date/time will be confirmed once the solicitation is published. The magnitude of construction is between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000. North American Industrial Classification Standard (NAICS) code assigned to this construction project is 236220 with a small business size standard of $36.5 million in average annual receipts for the past three (3) years. Offerors shall be registered at the Vendor Information Pages at www.vip.vetbiz.gov, in System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov, and have completed online Representations and Certifications at http://orca.bpn.gov prior to the solicitation due date. Offerors shall be registered with the NAICS code assigned to this acquisition.

Construction Inspection Services for HUD Multifamily Projects- HUD NYC Regional Center

Department of Housing and Urban Development, OCPO, Northern (Philadelphia) Field Contracting Operations | Published August 12, 2015
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The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded solicitation DU205NC-15-R-0011, construction inspection services (CIS) for the Office of Multifamily Programs-New York City Regional Center, as a signle-award combination type Firm-fixed-price/Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery contract to Leetex Group, LLC.The duration of the contract period is five years and the contract maximum quantity is 8,794 routine construction inspections.  The government will issue task orders against the basic contract for CIS.  The government procured the services according to FAR subpart 19.8 -- Contracting with the Small Business Administration (The 8(a) Program), and awarded the procurement on the basis of competition according to FAR section 19.805-Competitive 8(a).  The new assigned SBA Requirement No. is 0610/17/700459/01. 

C--580-16-102 AE Services for Road Repairs

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published August 9, 2016  -  Deadline August 24, 2016
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: General. A-E Services are being procured in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute (Public Law 92-582), formerly known as the Brooks Act, and implement in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 36.6. All submissions will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria. The three firms deemed most highly rated after initial source selection will be chosen for interviews. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is 541330, Engineering Services, and the applicable Small Business Size Standard is $15 million. a. Contract Award Procedure: The proposed A/E services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. Interested parties shall ensure current Licensing and have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at https://www.sam.gov/portal and the Vendor Information Pages database at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ as well as have submitted the current cycle VETS-100 Report per the requirements located at http://www.dol/gov/vets/contractor/main.htm. Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be certified by the CVE at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. b. SDVOSB Requirements: In accordance with VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside, a service disabled veteran-owned small business concern agrees that, in the performance of the contract, at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. c. Nature of Work: Provide Architectural/Engineering (A/E) services for site survey and investigation, concept development, design development, preliminary drawings, construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and construction period services. The A/E will work with VA Project Management Staff to develop the necessary working drawings, phasing plans, infection control plans, contract specifications, prioritization of items, and cost estimates for full and complete construction of this project. d. Design Costs: All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73(a) the total cost of the architect or engineer services contracted for must not exceed 6 percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR 52.236-22 Design Within Funding Limitations, will be applicable to this procurement action. Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly rated AE firm selected to complete the design. The magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $1 million and $2 million. 1. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this acquisition will be in accordance with FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836.602-1 and are listed below in descending order of importance. The completed SF 330 will be evaluated by the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Evaluation Board in accordance with FAR 36.602-5(a) and the selection report shall serve as the final selection list, which will be provided directly to the Contracting Officer. (1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services to include reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. a. Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and Designers of Record (Civil, Structural, and MEP Engineers). In addition, provide resumes of other relevant team members or frequent subcontractor such as: Cost Estimator and team members who will perform technical tasks under this contract including their record of working together. b. The Designers of Record shall perform and direct the design within their respective discipline and shall sign and seal the drawings. All Designers of Record must be professionally registered in their discipline. Each resume shall include a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) specific completed projects in the past five (5) years that best illustrate the individual team members experience relevant to this contract scope. (2) 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 and their record of working together as a team. a. Provide a detailed narrative of a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) relevant projects completed within the last 5 years, which best illustrate overall team experience relevant to this contract scope. List projects that demonstrate the teams experience with projects of similar size and scope to those to be performed under this contract; Specific design areas to be evaluated within this factor are: 1. Road/Pavement Repair Experience 2. Phasing in Road Construction Projects 3. Environmental Assessment 4. Verification of Exceptional Customer Service; including customer service awards received (3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. a. This factor evaluates ability of the Engineering firm, given their current projected workload and the availability of their key personnel, to accomplish this project within the required time. The general workload and staffing capacity of the design office will be evaluated. 1. List current projects with a design fee of greater than $50,000 being designed in the firm's office in the past five (5) years; 2. Indicate the firms' present workload and the availability of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period; 3. Describe experience in successfully delivering projects per performance schedule, providing timely construction support and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates. (4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (5) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project. Provide the address and distance of your office to MEDVAMC. The distance will be determined using http://maps.google.com. (6) Ability to comply with FAR clause 52.219-14. Firms must demonstrate how they will comply with the requirement to meet FAR Clause 52.219-14. At least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the SDVOSB concern. 2. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: This project is a 100% set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns under VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Dec 2009). All original Standard Form (SF) 330 packages shall be submitted to: Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (90C) Network Contracting Office (NCO 16) Attn: Tabitha Contreras, Room 4B-313 2002 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030 (a) All SF 330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the Solicitation Number VA256-16-R-1230. The SF 330 form may be downloaded from www.gsa.gov/forms. Completed SF 330's shall include the primary firms, subcontractor firms, and any consultants expected to be used on the project. There is no page limit, required margin size, etc. for the submission; it is expected for interested firms to be concise and clear. Questions for this announcement are due by 4PM Central on August 15, 2016. (b) Firms that meet the requirements listed in this announcement are invited to submit two (2) copies of the completed SF 330 including Parts I and II as described herein and one CD-ROM of the SF 330 submittal as a single pdf file, to the above address no later than 11:00 A.M. Central on August 24, 2016. FAX AND/OR E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. (c) Interested firms shall address each of the six (6) Selection Criteria in their SF 330's and additional documents/submittals. 3. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THERE ARE NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. This requirement is subject to Availability of Funds. 4. PROJECT INFORMATION: A/E Design Scope of Work 1.0 SCOPE 1.1 The Architect/Engineer firm shall furnish all professional and technical expertise to develop Schematics, pre-design tests, design drawings, specifications, and cost estimates to upgrade and widen Cate Terrace Road in order to improve traffic flow to/from our future parking garage and employee parking; the repair and/or replacement of complete or small sections of some our main campus roads pavement and sidewalks. The A/E and consultants must be familiar and follow the guidance on the latest VA Site layout design manual. 1.2 The A/E shall provide construction period services including: material submittals review and approval, responses to RFl's, change order reviews, site visits/inspections and "as built drawings". During construction, the A/E firm shall provide access to a web base FTP site to the General Contractor and the VA; such web base site must be able to track documents progress as; RFI's , schedules, shop drawings and material submittals. 1.3 The design duration shall be no more than 180 calendar days. Construction shall be completed within 365 calendar days, with the exception of the road work on Cate Terrace. Expansion of Cate Terrace shall be completed prior to the completion of Parking Garage A. Expected completion of Parking Garage A is September 2017. 2.0 PROJECT OVERVIEW 2.1 The A/E shall develop two or three options for the improvement and modification needed in Cate Terrace and adjacent roads in order to improve traffic flow to/from our future parking garage and existing employee parking lot. Options, including but not limited to, dedicated right/left turn lanes, changing traffic flow direction, curbs, barriers, gates, signage, pavement stripping, utilities relocation and road widening shall be evaluated. 2.2 The A/E is responsible to retain services of a licensed professional Land Surveyor. 2.3 Roads and sidewalks identified to be repaired shall be evaluated to identify its existing pavement and drainage condition and the A/E firm shall provide/propose the best and cost effective method to repair it. All designs/repairs must adhere to JCAHO, NFPA, ACI, VA Design Guides and all applicable federal and local building codes latest requirements. 2.4 The Architect/Engineer firm shall perform a traffic study and base the options from study's data. Traffic study shall focus on the following intersections: Cate Terrace Road with Ringness Avenue and the entrance to our campus from Cambride Street to Cate Terrace and it shall consider the future growth of the new 420 parking spaces garage. 2.5 The A/E Contractor shall make sufficient site investigations to evaluate all existing conditions since existing drawings may not be complete or fully accurate. The A/E Contractor shall obtain additional pertinent information, as needed, from the COR, to ensure the completion of an efficient and comprehensive design. 2.6 The completed plans shall include a detailed construction, equipment, and project cost estimates. The A/E is responsible to design the project within available budget and provide recommendations of deductible Bid items. (20% of total available construction budget). 3.0 DESIGN SUBMITTALS 3.1 The following contractual periods of performance shall begin from the award date of the contract. The A/E shall submit 35% or schematic submission, 75% or design development submission, 95% or construction documents submission, and final design bid package for review and approval. All submittals shall be in accordance with the VA Design Submission Instructions Program Guide-18-15 (A/E Submission Instructions for Minor and NRM Construction Program). 3.2 The VA shall respond with comments within 15 calendar days after the receipt of each submittal. 3.3 Each submission must include three (3) hard copies for review. And one CD-ROM disc. 3.4 Final submittals shall include four (4) original hard copies and two (2) CD-ROM discs for drawings using AutoCAD version 2015 and Specifications using Microsoft Word. All electronic submittals must adhere to VA requirements. 4.0 SAFETY 4.1 The A/E is responsible to retain services of a licensed Fire Protection Professional Engineer. The FPE must be directly involved in the design of fire protection systems and life safety requirements, as addressed in the latest VA Fire Protection Design Manual. 4.2 Review and seal As-Built drawings prepared by the contractor and certify compliance statement on each FP and life safety drawings as required by VA directives and policies. 5.0 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STANDARDS 5.1 The A/E shall be responsible for designing to achieve sustainable design equivalencies and for implementing within the design the following Guiding Principles found in the Federal Leadership on High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding and the VA Sustainable Design and Energy Reduction Manual: Employ Integrated Design Principles (Integrated Design, Commissioning) Optimize Energy Performance (Energy Efficiency, Measurement and Verification) and with VA's Energy Efficiency Design Standards. Protect and Conserve Water (Indoor Water, Outdoor Water) Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality (Ventilation, Thermal Comfort, Moisture Control, Day lighting, Low-Emitting Materials, and Protect IAQ during Construction) Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials (Recycled Content, Bio-based Content, Construction Waste, Ozone Depleting Compounds). 5.2 Sustainable design features, activities and equivalencies are part of overall Federal policy to limit environmental impact and ensure the environmental compatibility of Federal facilities. It is the intent of the VA to make every reasonable and rational effort to meet these requirements. In the event the NE concludes that implementation of specific sustainability requirements is not feasible (in that doing so creates major negative impacts on the project, including major overall cost increases, major operational feasibility issues, major technology application issues, etc.), a detailed rationale for limiting the use of the specific sustainability feature in question shall be submitted in writing to the Project Engineer for consideration. Such rationale shall include discussion of the significant negative impacts to the project. Cost comparisons and evaluations used in supporting the non-inclusion of required sustainability features must show an overwhelming life cycle rationale. Such exclusions shall not be implemented unless specifically approved by the Project Engineer. 6.0 WAYFINDING 6.1 Signage design and construction must conform to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the VA Signage Design Guide. 7.0 UTILITIES 7.1 All new or relocated utilities design must meet the latest VA Design Manual and any other applicable local and/or federal building codes. 7.2 Site plans, elevations, profiles, point of connection and sections shall be developed for new or relocated utilities. 7.3 All calculations supporting utilities design shall be submitted at 95% and final submission. 8.0 CONSTRUCTON COST ESTIMATE 8.1 The preliminary cost estimates shall reflect the expected construction cost for all work identified and detailed. "Magnitude" and "square foot" estimates will not be accepted. 8.2 The A/E shall develop a detailed preliminary construction cost estimate. The cost estimate shall present labor, material, and equipment costs for work required by the major disciplines, i.e., Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Sprinkler, Electrical, and Industrial Hygiene. The work grouped under each major discipline shall be placed into the appropriate VA Master Construction Specifications (Masterformat 2004). 8.3 The detailed construction cost estimate shall consider contingencies at 3.5% overhead at 10%, profit at 10%, and escalation attributable to inflation, and any other regional industry costs. The contingency amount is established for change orders or other additional work occurring during construction. 8.4 The estimate must have sufficient detail and accuracy to reflect the anticipated bid cost upon completion of the contract working drawings and specifications. Cost estimate must include bid deduct(s) that total at least 20% of the construction estimate. 9.0 MEETINGS 9.1 Post-award Meeting -A post award meeting will be held within ten (10) calendar days after contract award. 9.2 Design Review Meetings - A design review meeting will be held after each design submittal. 9.3 Meeting Minutes - The A/E Contractor shall take minutes of all meetings held relative to this contract with exception to the construction phase. The format must be acceptable to the Contracting Officer (CO). Minutes must include the meeting date and time; agenda; meeting location; list of participants with their affiliations, and telephone numbers; be fully descriptive of issues, problems and decisions made; and action items with names of responsible parties and deadlines. In addition, the minutes must include, as attachments, all exhibits and references distributed as handout materials, unless the materials are part of a formal submission. The A/E Contractor shall provide, via email transmission, complete copies of all minutes to CO and all attendees within 48 hours of the next meeting. All challenges to the minutes will be reflected in a revised version prepared by the A/E Contractor. Copies of updated minutes shall be distributed to the CO and all attendees within 24 hours after change notice. 10.0 QUALITY CONTROL 10.1 The contractor shall develop a quality plan. This plan shall be submitted within10 calendar days after contract award. The plan should outline the following: " The management and organization of this project. " Intended key technical personnel, such as subcontractors, discipline managers, project manager, etc. " Narrative describing product quality control 10.2 After the award of the contract, the A/E Contractor shall follow minimum standards of quality as follows: " There shall be a consistency of key personnel throughout the project. " All deliverables shall be routed through, reviewed and approved by the A/E Contractor project manager. " All mistakes, omissions or errors discovered during the construction process shall be rectified by the A/E Contractor. The A/E Contractor shall provide the government with additional design drawings, cost estimates and statements of work to make field design corrections, should they become necessary. 11.0 GENERAL INFORMATION: 11.1 The A/E Contractor shall submit all requests for information in writing to the COR and allow at least three calendar days for the COR to respond. 11.2 The Contracting Officer must approve all work that is beyond the scope of this statement of work. - END OF STATEMENT OF WORK -

Y--Fire Suppression Deficiencies - 580-16-2-5063-1022

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Central Arkansas Health Care System | Published June 21, 2016
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Contractor shall provide all materials, equipment, labor, supervision, and expertise necessary to repair existing Fire Suppression System Deficiencies at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030. All work shall be performed in accordance to the project plans and specifications. The project will include: (1) general construction, fire protection, structural, architectural, mechanical and electrical work, selective removal of existing construction and certain other item in accordance with plans and specifications for the project. The solicitation documents, specifications and drawings will be available as attachments once the solicitation is released in FedBizopps (Government wide point of entry). There will be no charge for solicitation documents, specifications or drawings. The dollar magnitude is between $100,000.00 - $250,000.00. NAICS 236220 applies-size standard is $33.5 million. This acquisition is 100% set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). All offerors must be registered in VETBIZ at http://www.vip.vetbiz.gov and under NAICS 236220 to be eligible for award. You must register as "Interested Vendor" at the FedBizOpps website for solicitation. In order to receive e-mail notification of amendments, you must register in FedBizOpps "To Receive Notification" for amendments. Amendments to this solicitation will not be mailed, but will be posted at the FedBizOpps website. Offerors are responsible for obtaining solicitation from FedBizOpps and acknowledging all amendments to this solicitation. Contract Specialist is Jack Caperton. Point of contact for this solicitation is Jack Caperton, email address: Jack.Caperton@va.gov. Telephone requests will NOT be accepted. Anticipated ISSUE DATE is on or about July 5, 2016. The "Deadline for Bids" and "Bid Opening" for this solicitation is on or about Aug 22, 2016. Contract end of performance period will be 90 days after "Notice to Proceed" is issued ending on or about Nov. 13, 2016.

C--Sole Source Notice - Upgrade Main Electrical Switchgear- CPS Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Office:VISN-3 Construction Office Location: (630A4) VA BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Department of Veterans Affairs, Bronx VAMC (NAL) | Published September 17, 2015  -  Deadline March 13, 2015
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Description The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to award a sole source contract to Goldman Copeland for follow-on construction period and site visit services. The Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302.1; Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services will Satisfy Agency Requirements.VA contracted for A&E design services associate with the construction project No. 630A4-10-442 Upgrade Main Electrical Switchgear VA is awarding this contract in order to complete the on-going construction project 630A4-10-442. The period of performance for this award is: September 30, 2015 through 30 September 2016. Goldman Copeland is the only known source possessing the capability required by VA. The intent of this synopsis is for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, and is not a request for competitive bids; no solicitation will be issued for this sole source requirement and no other information will be provided. All responses received within 15 days after the date of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. The Government will not recognize any costs associated with submission of information in response to this notice. The Government will not pay for any effort expended in responding to this notice. A determination not to compete this proposed action is solely within the discretion of the Government. Nbsp; Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. A/E SERVICES: Construction Period Services Upgrade Main Electrical Switchgear Project No. 630A4-10-442 Provide all necessary Architect-Engineer (A/E) service for the conducting of Construction Period Services for the Upgrade Main Electrical Switchgear, at the New York Harbor Healthcare System-Brooklyn Campus. Scope of Work Develop construction period services, and site visits for the above project.2. All design and construction must comply with the latest NFPA 101 Life Safety, NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities, and VA Design Standards 3. Provide as Builts based on contractor's red lines of contract drawings.4. Provide Information (RFI) from the contractor, change order proposals and payments. The A/E shall provide site visits in order to monitor work for conformance with the specification and develop a punch list to submit to the contractor upon completion of the project. The A/E shall provide a comprehensive report for each site visit listing deficiencies, all items discussed and any additional comments. Justification: The existing Switchgear, which is responsible for distributing power throughout the entire Medical facility, is approximately 60 years old and requires significant maintenance and repair to keep it running.

C--A/E for NRM Project 580-16-101 Upgrade to Emergency Power System

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published August 4, 2016  -  Deadline August 25, 2016
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: General. A-E Services are being procured in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute (Public Law 92-582), formerly known as the Brooks Act, and implement in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 36.6. All submissions will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria. The three firms deemed most highly rated after initial source selection will be chosen for interviews. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is 541330, Engineering Services, and the applicable Small Business Size Standard is $15 million. a. Contract Award Procedure: The proposed A/E services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. Interested parties shall ensure current Licensing and have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at https://www.sam.gov/portal and the Vendor Information Pages database at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ as well as have submitted the current cycle VETS-100 Report per the requirements located at http://www.dol/gov/vets/contractor/main.htm. Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be certified by the CVE at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. b. SDVOSB Requirements: In accordance with VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside, a service disabled veteran-owned small business concern agrees that, in the performance of the contract, at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. c. Nature of Work: Provide Architectural/Engineering (A/E) services for site survey and investigation, concept development, design development, preliminary drawings, construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and construction period services. The A/E will work with VA Project Management Staff to develop the necessary working drawings, phasing plans, infection control plans, contract specifications, prioritization of items, and cost estimates for full and complete construction of this project. d. Design Costs: All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73(a) the total cost of the architect or engineer services contracted for must not exceed 6 percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR 52.236-22 Design Within Funding Limitations, will be applicable to this procurement action. Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly rated AE firm selected to complete the design. The magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $1 million and $2 million. 2. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this acquisition will be in accordance with FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836.602-1 and are listed below in descending order of importance. (1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services to include reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. a. Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and Designers of Record (Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Protection Engineer). In addition, provide resumes of other relevant team members or frequent subcontractor such as: Architect, Civil, Structural Engineers, Cost Estimator and team members who will perform technical tasks under this contract including their record of working together. b. The Designers of Record shall perform and direct the design within their respective discipline and shall sign and seal the drawings. All Designers of Record must be professionally registered in their discipline. Each resume shall include a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of seven (7) specific completed projects in the past five (5) years that best illustrate the individual team members experience relevant to this contract scope. (2) 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 and their record of working together as a team. a. Provide a detailed narrative of a minimum of five (5) up to seven (7) maximum relevant projects completed within the last 5 years, which best illustrate overall team experience relevant to this contract scope. List projects that demonstrate the teams experience with projects of similar size and scope to those to be performed under this contract; Specific design areas to be evaluated within this factor are: 1. Experience in designing renovations and upgrades to existing Type 1 Essential Electrical Systems (EES)/ Level 1 Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSSs) as per NFPA 99 and NFPA 110 2. VA Hospital Experience 3. Phasing Construction Projects 4. Environmental Assessment & Abatement; including, but not limited to, Asbestos and Lead 5. Verification of Exceptional Customer Service; including customer service awards received 6. Building Energy Modeling per ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or 2013 7. Designs that comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or 2013 8. Familiarity with and experience incorporating the requirements of current or recent VA guidance documents related to Sustainable Buildings (3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. a. This factor evaluates ability of the AE firm, given their current projected workload and the availability of their key personnel, to accomplish the possible myriad of design projects in the required time. The general workload and staffing capacity of the design office will be evaluated. 1. List current projects with a design fee of greater than $20,000 being designed in the firm's office in the past five (5) years; 2. Indicate the firms' present workload and the availability of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period; 3. Describe experience in successfully delivering projects per performance schedule, providing timely construction support and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates. (4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (5) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project. Provide the address and distance of your office to MEDVAMC. The distance shall be determined using http://maps.google.com (6) Ability to comply with FAR clause 52.219-14. Firms must demonstrate how they will comply with the requirement to meet FAR Clause 52.219-14, at least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the concern. 3. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: This project is a 100% set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns under VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Dec 2009). All original Standard Form (SF) 330 packages shall be submitted to: Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (90C) Network Contracting Office (NCO 16) Attn: Tabitha Contreras, Room 4B-313 2002 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030 (a) All SF 330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the Solicitation Number VA256-16-R-1174. The SF 330 form may be downloaded from www.gsa.gov/forms. Completed SF 330's shall include the primary firms, subcontractor firms, and any consultants expected to be used on the project. There is no page limit, required margin size, etc. for the submission; it is expected for interested firms to be concise and clear. Questions for this announcement are due by 4PM Central on August 11, 2016. (b) Firms that meet the requirements listed in this announcement are invited to submit three (3) copies of the completed SF 330 including Parts I and II as described herein and one CD-ROM of the SF 330 submittal as a single pdf file, to the above address no later than 11:00 A.M. Central on August 25, 2016. FAX AND/OR E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. (c) Interested firms shall address each of the six (6) Selection Criteria in their SF 330's and additional documents/submittals. 4. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THERE ARE NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. This requirement is subject to Availability of Funds. 5. PROJECT INFORMATION: A/E Design Scope of Work 1.0 SCOPE 1 .1 The Architect/Engineer shall furnish all professional and technical expertise to develop Schematics, pre-design preliminaries, design drawings, specifications, cost estimates and construction contract bid documents to include design of the replacing components of the existing emergency power system at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center to include: - Replacement of the 6000A Zenith paralleling switchgear located in Building 106 with new gear sized appropriately for the fault current. - Replacement of the six 700kW Caterpiller emergency generators - Repair/renovation of areas containing ATS (Automatic Transfer Switches) #1-12 that are subject to moisture intrusion and in need of corrective measures to seal roof penetrations above. - Replacement of approximately 49 ATS units in Building 100. The A/E will prepare equipment layouts for new equipment as required by the equipment's manufacturer specifications and drawings. 1 .2 The A/E shall provide construction period services including "as built," responses to RFIs, and site visits. 2.0 PROJECT OVERVIEW 2.1 The A/E shall develop conceptual plans for VA selection. The selected plan will be developed further to include space programs and related details. All designs must adhere to JCAHO, NFPA, and life safety latest requirements. 2.2 The Architect/Engineer shall survey the area and verify existing space, study adequacy of square footage for each function, analyze utility systems and verify as built drawings. Existing drawings may not be complete or fully accurate. The A/E contractor shall make sufficient site investigations to evaluate all existing conditions. The A/E contractor shall obtain additional pertinent information, as needed, from the COR, to ensure the completion of an efficient, comprehensive design. 2.3 The completed preliminary plans shall include a detailed construction, equipment, and project cost estimates. The A/E is responsible to design the project within available budget and provide recommendations of deduct items as alternatives. 2.4 The A/E shall thoroughly study existing drawings and building design criteria for exact implementation and coordination of all systems and components of the new renovations, and avoidance of construction conflicts. All features and systems shall conforms to the existing design criteria of building 100 which mandates runs of all utility systems such as electrical and mechanical systems, air ducts, piping, conduits, etc. in the interstitial space only. Installations of equipment in the interstitial space are prohibited. 3.0 DESIGN SUBMITTALS 3.1 The following contractual periods of performance shall begin from the award date of the contract. 3.2 Final submittals shall include two (2) original hard copies and two (2) CD-ROM discs for drawings using AutoCAD version 2011 and Specifications using Microsoft Word latest version. All electronic submittals must adhere to VA requirements. 3.3 Room's square footage and dimensions must be indicated on the floor plan. 3.4 The A/E will submit 35 percent, 75 percent, 95 percent, and final design bid packages for review and approval. VA shall respond with comments within seven calendar days after the receipt of each submittal. 3.5 Each submission will include two complete half-size sets of Drawings, five full-size Architectural Floor Plans, and two CD-ROMs. 4.0 SAFETY 4.1 The A/E is responsible to retain services of a licensed Fire Protection Professional Engineer. The FPE is required to conduct a fire protection and life safety review as per VA Directive 2005-007. 4.2 Review and seal As-Built drawings prepared by the contractor. 4.3 Certification of the fire protection systems will be performed by an independent third party engaged by the VA. Certification of the fire protection systems will not be part of the A/E Services. 4.4 The A/E will provide a performance specification for revisions to the existing sprinkler system. 4.5 The VA will provide the A/E with the existing facility life safety plan and analysis, including the location of smoke compartments and related partitions and life safety egress. 5.0 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STANDARDS 5.1 The A/E shall be responsible for designing to achieve sustainable design equivalencies and for implementing within the design the following Guiding Principles found in the Federal Leadership on High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding and the VA Sustainable Design and Energy Reduction Manual: Employ Integrated Design Principles (Integrated Design) Optimize Energy Performance (Energy Efficiency, Measurement and Verification) See attached Energy Efficiency Design Standards document. Protect and Conserve Water (Indoor Water, Outdoor Water) Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality (Ventilation, Thermal Comfort, Moisture Control, Day lighting, Low-Emitting Materials, and Protect IAQ during Construction) Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials (Recycled Content, Bio-based Content, Construction Waste, Ozone Depleting Compounds) 5.2 Sustainable design features, activities and equivalencies are part of overall Federal policy to limit environmental impact and ensure the environmental compatibility of Federal facilities. It is the intent of the VA to make every reasonable and rational effort to meet these requirements. In the event the A/E concludes that implementation of specific sustainability requirements is not feasible (in that doing so creates major negative impacts on the project, including major overall cost increases, major operational feasibility issues, major technology application issues, etc.), a detailed rationale for limiting the use of the specific sustainability feature in question shall be submitted in writing to the Project Engineer for consideration. Such rationale shall include discussion of the significant negative impacts to the project. Cost comparisons and evaluations used in supporting the non-inclusion of required sustainability features must show an overwhelming life cycle rationale. Such exclusions shall not be implemented unless specifically approved by the Project Engineer. 5.3 Commissioning of systems is not included as part of the A/E Services. 6.0 ARCHITECTURAL 6.1 One-eighth- (1/8-) inch scale floor plans shall be submitted with the following neatly displayed: " Room names, numbers, square footage, functions, and appropriate activity codes. " Reflected ceiling plans " Net square foot program area of each room with the corresponding designed net square foot area. (Program vs. Actual). " All corridors, electrical closets, telephone closets, equipment rooms, mechanical shafts and spaces vertical circulation spaces (stairs, dumbwaiters, etc.) and automatic conveyances. " All plumbing fixtures, doors and swings " Doors and Finish schedules " Locations of all smoke and fire partitions. 6.2 One-eighth inch scale floor plans showing and identifying equipment utilities requirements for each room shall be submitted. Equipment floor plans are required for all medical equipment, offices, consultation rooms, classrooms, conference rooms, and waiting rooms. 6.3 A written narrative describing the interior design scheme of existing spaces and how reworked areas will integrate functionally and aesthetically with the remainder of the hospital building shall be submitted. All variations from criteria shall be explained. 7.0 STRUCTURAL 7.1 The structural integrity of the existing building shall be considered in the renovation and placement of all new equipment. The building structural system (including slabs, girders, beams, and columns) shall be reinforced as necessary to accommodate all new loads. Structural design shall comply with all applicable codes. 7.2 Construction drawings shall include at least one plan view showing all structural columns, beams and typical floor plan features. The structural members shall be properly dimensioned, including depth and width of beams. Sufficient elevation views shall also be included on the drawing to show minimum heights from floor to lower surface of beams and/or interstitial purlins and deck. 7.3 AE to use VA provided details to penetrate interstitial space. 8.0 HEATING, VENTILATING AND CONDITIONING 8.1 Provide preliminary load and sizing calculations for all HVAC systems. 8.2 Provide a written description/narrative of the HVAC requirements and how these requirements will be satisfied. Include a description of all new systems (including controls) and how they will interface with existing systems. Investigate design alternatives and justify the selected system(s), highlighting economics, energy conservation, and other pertinent considerations; provide reference sources for all data included. Assure that all systems, at minimum, meet VA standards for type of area served. 8.3 Submit duct and piping layouts for the area. 8.4 Provide one-eighth inch scale floor plans showing the HVAC and steam distribution equipment. Coordinate the design with other disciplines. 8.5 Provide flow and control diagrams for steam, condensate, hot water, chilled water, and condenser water. Provide sequence of operations and controls for all HVAC systems and equipment. 8.6 Provide preliminary design for fire and safety systems that are associated with the HVAC systems. Show the fire and safety design on the HVAC dampers, coordinate penetrations of interstitial deck with VA to maintain the custom fire rating of the deck system. 8.7 Where existing central refrigeration of HVAC systems are retained and modified to serve new or existing areas, show what steps must be taken for proper functioning of the integrated systems. 8.8 For all existing buildings were modifications of existing air, water (hot and chilled), or steam is required, show riser diagrams with points of interface of existing and new work. 8.9 Provide demolition drawings showing the extent of removal for exiting systems and equipment. 9.0 PLUMBING 9.1 The project will replace existing plumbing fixtures and medical gases systems in the interstitial space and floor layout. 9.2 One-eighth-inch scale plumbing floor plans shall be submitted. Plumbing fixtures shall be identified; plumbing lines shall be sized. 9.3 Floor plans, elevations, and sections shall be developed showing all required equipment. 9.4 All calculations supporting the design shall be submitted. 10.0 SPRINKLER 10.1 The project will modify the sprinkler system in the area as needed to maintain code compliance for which Building 100 was originally designed. 10.2 The locations of new smoke and fire partitions and boundaries of smoke, fire, and sprinkler zones shall be displayed. The system shall be properly interfaced with the existing sprinkler system. 10.3 Use of quick response sprinkler heads is mandatory. 10.4 The A/E will provide a performance specification for the sprinkler system. 11.0 ELECTRICAL 11.1 The project will replace the entire electrical distribution, including raceways, circuitry, panels, wiring devices, lighting fixtures, equipment, etc. The data and telephone systems will be modified to accommodate the new areas. New electrical feeders shall be provided as required by the new calculated electrical loads. 11.2 One-eighth inch scale floor plans shall be submitted. The plans shall indicate room (or area) numbers, titles, and functions. The locations of all lighting fixtures, outlets for power, communication/signal outlets and devices, fire alarm devices, and equipment shall be displayed. The electrical floor plans shall show smoke and fire partitions and zones. 11.3 One-quarter inch scale elevations shall be provided to display design details. 11.4 Reflected ceiling plans shall show lighting layout, registers, chases, smoke detectors, page speakers, and other overhead equipment. One-line diagrams of the normal and emergency electrical power distribution system shall be submitted. Include low voltage main and secondary power distribution panels. Verify that existing feeders to be reused are adequately sized for the proposed project. Preliminary design data, assumptions, and calculations shall be submitted. 11.5 The existing electrical distribution system and electrical panels will be replaced as required. 11.6 Low-Voltage Systems: A/E will indicate locations of devices for installation of conduit and back boxes according to information received from the VA. These devices include fire alarm, nurse call, security systems, paging, and CATV. 12.0 CONSTRUCTON COST ESTIMATE 12.1 The preliminary cost estimates shall reflect the expected construction cost for all work identified and detailed. "Magnitude" and "square foot" estimates will not be accepted. 12.2 The A/E shall develop a detailed preliminary construction cost estimate. The cost estimate shall present labor, material, and equipment costs for work required by the major disciplines, i.e., Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Sprinkler, Electrical, and Industrial Hygiene. The work grouped under each major discipline shall be placed into the appropriate VA Master Construction Specification Division (CSI format). 12.3 The detailed construction cost estimate shall consider contingencies at 7.5% overhead at 10%, profit at 10%, and escalation attributable to inflation, and any other regional industry costs. The contingency amount is established for change orders or other additional work occurring during construction. 12.4 The estimate must have sufficient detail and accuracy to reflect the anticipated bid cost upon completion of the contract working drawings and specifications. Cost estimate must include bid deduct(s) that total at least 20% of the construction estimate. 13.0 MEETINGS 13.1 Post-award Meeting - A post award meeting will be held within ten (10) calendar days after contract award. 13.2 Design Review Meetings - A design review meeting will be held after each design submittal. 13.3 Meeting Minutes - The A/E Contractor shall take minutes of all meetings held relative to this contract with exception to the construction phase. The format must be acceptable to the Contracting Officer (CO). Minutes must include the meeting date and time; agenda; meeting location; list of participants with their affiliations, and telephone numbers; be fully descriptive of issues, problems and decisions made; and action items with names of responsible parties and deadlines. In addition, the minutes must include, as attachments, all exhibits and references distributed as handout materials, unless the materials are part of a formal submission. The A/E Contractor shall provide, via email transmission, complete copies of all minutes to CO and all attendees within 48 hours of the next meeting. All challenges to the minutes will be reflected in a revised version prepared by the A/E Contractor. Copies of updated minutes shall be distributed to the CO and all attendees within 24 hours after change notice. 14.0 QUALITY CONTROL 14.1 The contractor shall develop a quality plan. This plan shall be submitted as part of the contractor's cost proposal. The plan should outline the following: " The management and organization of this project. " Intended key technical personnel, such as subcontractors, discipline managers, project manager, etc. " Narrative describing product quality control. 14.2 After the award of the contract, the A/E Contractor shall follow minimum standards of quality as follows: " There shall be a consistency of key personnel throughout the project. " All deliverables shall be routed through, reviewed and approved by the A/E contractor project manager. " All mistakes, omissions or errors discovered during the construction process shall be rectified by the A/E contractor. The A/E contractor shall provide the government with additional design drawings, cost estimates and statement of work to make field design corrections, should they become necessary. 15.0 GENERAL INFORMATION: 15.1 The A/E contractor shall submit all request for information in writing to the COR and allow at least three working days for the COR to respond. 15.2 The Contracting Officer must approve all work that is beyond the scope of this statement of work. END OF STATEMENT OF WORK

C--AE IDIQ for MEDVAMC

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published July 21, 2016  -  Deadline August 10, 2016
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General Contract Information The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) is seeking qualified Architect/Engineering (A&E) Firms capable of providing multi-discipline design services on an as-needed basis under a fixed price, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with negotiated rates which will be applicable to the task orders, in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute (Public Law 92-582), formerly known as the Brooks Act, and as implemented in FAR Part 36.6 and VAAR Part 836.6. This competition is 100% Set-Aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms who are capable of performing the requirements under the categories described below and it is in accordance with Public Law 109-461, the Veterans Benefits, Healthcare and Information Technology Act of 2006, Pursuant to 38 USC 8127 and 8128. The SDVOSB must be registered with and verified by the Center for Veterans Enterprise, (CVE), at www.vetbiz.gov as well as have submitted the current cycle VETS-100 Report per the requirements located at http://www.dol/gov/vets/contractor/main.htm. Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be certified by the CVE at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. In accordance with VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside, a service disabled veteran-owned small business concern agrees that, in the performance of the contract, at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Companies must also be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov and have completed online Representations and Certifications prior to contract award. The NAICS Codes are 541310 (Architect Services) and 541330 (Engineering Services). The small business size standard is $7.5M and $15M respectively. The A/E IDIQ contract will be utilized by the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC), Veterans Integrated Service Network 16 (VISN 16), located at 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030. The contract duration will be for a period of 5 (five) years (one (1) base year plus four (4) one-year options) from the date of contract award. The intention is to award one single IDIQ contract; however, the Government reserves the right to award multiple contracts, with MEDVAMC having the ability to utilize this contract. The minimum guaranteed contract amount is $10,000 for the base year only. There is no limit on the number of task orders. Each task order's value will be limited to $1,000,000 maximum, and the total cumulative task orders amount shall not exceed $4,500,000 for the entire five year contract period. IDIQ Scope of Services Services which may be required include, but are not limited to, providing scope, development, planning, concept development, interior design, environmental studies, feasibility studies, program analysis, design review, value engineering reviews, consulting/construction management for work, building designs for new facilities as well as rehabilitation and upgrade of existing facilities and systems, to include new buildings, building addition and/or building renovations. Additional services that may be required include, but are not limited to, Master Planning/Medical Planning, preparation of designs, plans, drawings, life-cycle cost analysis, construction cost estimates, project specifications, fact-finding studies, surveys, investigations, other professional A/E services not necessarily connected with a specific construction project, and supervision/inspection of projects under construction. The following is the project overview: 1. After a task order is issued, the A/E shall develop three (3) conceptual plans for VA selection. The selected plan will be developed further to include space programs and related details. The space planning must address improvement of work flow based on sequence of operations. i. All designs must adhere to VA, JCAHO, NFPA, and life safety latest requirements. The A-E shall prepare all design documents in conformance with, but not limited to, the applicable portions of the following: 1. VA Master Construction Specifications http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/spec.asp 2. VA Design Guides http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/spec.asp 3. International Building Code (IBC). 4. National Fire Codes published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). 5. Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS). 6. LEED Certification. 7. Facility Master Plans. Facility Master Plans are available for reference at the VAMC Engineering Office. VA Design Guides and Master Construction Specifications can be viewed on-line at www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/. ii. VA Master Construction Specifications shall be used as the basis for the production of specifications to suit the separate work requirements of the individual items contained in the project. Extraneous material that does not apply to the project must be deleted. While relevant items should be covered in full scope to assure compliance by the contractor and quality construction, the use of notes and/or pictures on the drawings both to accentuate important items in the specifications, and/or to take the place of lengthy written specifications for routine or simple items is encouraged. Entire specifications for simple projects of low monetary value may be by notes on the drawings. Projects should be designed with LEED certification in mind. Certification may or may not be pursued. iii. The A-E will also provide a date of publication for all industry, association and Government standards referenced in the specifications. The date used will be the current publication date of the standard at the time of design. It is not acceptable to state "use the latest or current issue". iv. The new renovation will be matched with the hospital standards. The interiors design will require development of space program to meet the VA standard and users' requirements. The A/E is required to meet with the users to develop three (3) conceptual design plans with different space configuration including cost estimates for VA approval and selection. The A/E will prepare equipment layouts for new equipment as required by the equipment's manufacturer specifications and drawings. 2. The Architect/Engineer shall survey the area and verify existing space, study adequacy of square footage for each function, analyze utility systems and verify as built drawings. Existing drawings may not be complete, and the Government neither warrants nor guarantees the accuracy of these documents. The A-E is to conduct its own independent and complete investigation of the currently existing conditions without reliance on any Government-Furnished or provided plans/drawings and specifications. 3. The completed preliminary plans shall include a detailed construction, equipment, and project cost estimates. The A/E is responsible to design the project within available budget and provide recommendations of deduct items as alternatives. 4. The A/E shall thoroughly study existing drawings and building design criteria for exact implementation and coordination of all systems and components of the new renovations, and avoidance of construction conflicts. All features and systems shall conforms to the existing design criteria of building 100 which mandates runs of all utility systems such as electrical and mechanical systems, air ducts, piping, conduits, etc. in the interstitial space only. Installations of equipment in the interstitial space are prohibited. Submittal Requirement All original Standard Form (SF) 330 packages shall be submitted to: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Attn: Tabitha Contreras (90C) Room 4B-313 2002 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030 All SF 330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the Solicitation Number VA256-16-R-1025. The SF 330 form may be downloaded from www.gsa.gov/forms. Completed SF 330's shall include the primary firms, subcontractor firms, and any consultants expected to be used on the IDIQ. Firms that meet the requirements listed in this announcement are invited to submit three (3) copies of the completed SF 330 including Parts I and II and one CD-ROM of the entire SF 330 submittal as a single pdf file, to the address below no later than 3:00 P.M. (CST) on August 10, 2016. FAX AND/OR E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Interested firms shall address each of the six (6) Selection Criteria in their SF 330's and additional documents/submittals. The selection criteria for this acquisition listed below will be in accordance with FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836.602-1 and are considered equal in importance: (1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services to include reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. a. Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and Designers of Record (Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Protection Engineer). In addition, provide resumes of other relevant team members or frequent subcontractor such as: Architect, Civil, Structural Engineers, Cost Estimator and team members who will perform technical tasks under this contract including their record of working together. b. The Designers of Record shall perform and direct the design within their respective discipline and shall sign and seal the drawings. All Designers of Record must be professionally registered in their discipline. Each resume shall include a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of seven (7) specific completed projects in the past five (5) years that best illustrate the individual team members experience relevant to this contract scope. (2) 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 and their record of working together as a team. a. Provide a detailed narrative of a minimum of five (5) up to seven (7) maximum relevant projects completed within the last 5 years, which best illustrate overall team experience relevant to this contract scope. List projects that demonstrate the teams experience with projects of similar size and scope to those to be performed under this contract; Specific design areas to be evaluated within this factor are: 1. Hospital Experience 2. Phasing Construction Projects 3. Environmental Assessment & Abatement; including, but not limited to, Asbestos and Lead 4. Verification of Exceptional Customer Service; including customer service awards received 5. Building Energy Modeling per ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or 2013 6. Designs that comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or 2013 7. Familiarity with and experience incorporating the requirements of current or recent VA guidance documents related to Sustainable Buildings (3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. a. This factor evaluates ability of the AE firm, given their current projected workload and the availability of their key personnel, to accomplish the possible myriad of design projects in the required time. The general workload and staffing capacity of the design office will be evaluated. 1. List current projects with a design fee of greater than $20,000 being designed in the firm's office in the past five (5) years; 2. Indicate the firms' present workload and the availability of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period; 3. Describe experience in successfully delivering projects per performance schedule, providing timely construction support and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates. (4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (5) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project. Provide the address and distance of your office to MEDVAMC. The distance shall be determined using http://maps.google.com (6) Ability to comply with FAR clause 52.219-14. a. Firms must demonstrate how they will comply with the requirement to meet FAR Clause 52.219-14, at least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the concern. This is not a request for proposal, and thus no solicitation package will be issued. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. The Government will not pay for nor reimburse any costs associated with responding to this advertisement. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this advertisement.

Multiple Award IDIQ Term Contract for General Construction Services in Western PA Counties

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published May 3, 2016  -  Deadline May 19, 2016
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This is a synopsis of an upcoming solicitation, but is not yet a solicitation.  The General Services Administration (GSA), Mid-Atlantic Region 3, Public Building Services (PBS), Ac-quisition Management Division, intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Contract for Repair and Alteration construction services supporting Government owned and leased facilities throughout Western Pennsylvania Counties and surrounding areas including; Erie, Craw-ford, Mercer, Lawrence, Beaver, Washington, Greene, Fayette, Westmoreland, Allegheny, Butler, Armstrong, Clar-ion, Venango, Warren, Forest, Jefferson, Indiana, Somerset, Cambria, Clearfield Elk, Cameron, and McKean; as well as, Ohio County, West Virginia. GSA Region 3 PBS intends to award no less than four, but no more than six, IDIQ contract awards for a base ordering period of one year, with four additional one-year option periods, not to exceed a total of five years. Each awardee will be guaranteed a minimum of $2,500.00 for the base year only. The total value of all awarded contracts (base year and four option periods) shall not exceed the Maximum Ordering Limit (MOL) of $6,000,000.00. Typical task orders may range from $2,500.00 to $200,000.00, and there is no ordering limit for any given period so long it does not exceed the MOL. The annual requirements for all task orders are anticipated to have a total award amount between $800,000.00 and $1,200,000.00, and will be competed amongst all awardees. The scope of the contract will be to provide: 1) construction services, including, but not limited to: a. general office renovation; b. interior construction; c. exterior construction repair; d. general repair and alteration work; e. installation of new and the alteration of existing power panels; f. carpet and carpet tile replacement; g. painting; h. HVAC duct work modification; i. modification of existing building fire sprinkler systems; j. plastering and plaster repair work; k. sidewalk repairs/replacement; l. asphalt/concrete paving; m. ability to provide asbestos assessments and any environmental remediation work such as mold remediation, asbestos abatement, or lead abatement; 2) alteration services, including, but not limited to: a. electrical, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, mechanical, architectural, landscaping, storm drain-age, exterior restoration, waterproofing, re-pointing, cleaning, and sealing; b. roofing involving installation, repair and alteration, and removal; c. and paving relevant to property and roads owned, leased or otherwise under the control of GSA, or other authorized Federal agencies; andd. other task order related work; and3) In addition, design work incidental to construction, as well as design/build work, are included. This procurement will be a total small business set-aside. In accordance with FAR 19.502-4(1) and Section 1331 of Public Law 111-240 (15 U.S.C. 644(r)) the Contracting Officer has elected to reserve two (2) contracts; one (1) for an 8(a) business development participant, and one (1) for a Services Disabled Veteran Owned Small Busi-ness, The applicable NAICS code is 236220 (Commercial and Institutional Building Construction). The annual small business size standard is $36.5 million. The contracts will be awarded utilizing the following process:1. Award to two (2) offerors regardless of socioeconomic status2. Award to one (1) 8(a) concern, less the number of 8(a)s awarded in step 13. Award to one (1) SDVOSB concern, less the number of SDVOSB concerns awarded in step 1 and 24. Award the remaining contracts, no less than 4 but not to exceed 6 total contracts regardless of socioeco-nomic status. Multiple reservations may be fulfilled by one award, if the awardee represents one or more of the socioeconomic concerns. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with FAR Part 15 source selection procedures. Firm fixed price contracts will be awarded to the firms offering the best value to the Government. Non-price technical evaluation factors are significantly more important than price. The Government may or may not hold discussions on technical proposals (except clarifications as described in FAR 15.306(a)); therefore, the Offeror's initial proposal should contain the Offeror's best terms from a technical standpoint. The Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if the Contracting Officer later determines them to be necessary. The non-price evaluation factors for this solicitation are listed, in descending order of importance, as follows: 1. Management Plan 2. Corporate Experience 3. Past Performance Interested offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration is available at https://www.sam.gov, or by contacting the SAM Service Desk at http://www.fds.gov. Interested offerors are re-quired to submit their representations and certifications through the SAM website. Again, this notice is not a solicitation. The solicitation is anticipated to be issued on or around May 12, 2016. All information, amendments and questions concerning this solicitation will be electronically posted at the following web page: http://www.fbo.gov. The solicitation and associated information will be available from the FBO site mentioned above. No telephone requests will be accepted. This solicitation is not a sealed bid, and there will not be a formal public bid opening. All inquiries must be in writing, via email, to the persons specified in the solicitation. All answers will be provided in writing and will be available on the aforementioned FBO posting. DISCLAIMER: The official solicitation package and technical specifications will be located on the official govern-ment web page, and the Government is not liable for information furnished by any other source. Amendments, if/when issued, will be posted to the FBO site for electronic downloading. This will normally be the only method of distributing amendments prior to closing. Therefore, it is the offeror's responsibility to check the website periodically for any amendments to the solicitation. Websites are occasionally inaccessible due to various reasons. The Gov-ernment is not responsible for any loss of Internet connectivity or for an offeror's inability to access the documents posted on the referenced web pages. Offerors will not be reimbursed for proposal submittal expenses.

Y--Michael E. DeBakey Houston VAMC Solar PV Design-Build

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Energy Business Center | Published March 4, 2015  -  Deadline March 20, 2015
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Table of Contents: Section I, General Information Section II, Summary of the Scope of Work Section III, Solicitation Information Section IV, Step One Requirements Section I, General Information: The Department of Veterans Affairs Program Contracting Activity Central (VA-PCAC) is conducting an Advisory Multi-Step Process in accordance with FAR Part 15.202 and Design/Build Selection Process (FAR 36.303) to design and construct a Solar PV System for the Michael E. DeBakey Houston VA Medical Center. This procurement will be a 100% set-aside for SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (SDVOSB). Step one in this process, VA-PCAC is requesting interested parties to submit a Written Letter of Interest and information specified in Section IV of this notice. Once received, the Government will then evaluate the information to determine who would likely be a viable competitor. After completion of the evaluation, the Government will notify, in writing, each firm whether the Government believes, based upon the submission, it would likely be a viable competitor in the resultant acquisition which VA-PCAC expects to conduct. Potential Offerors that meet the submission requirements outlined in the solicitation and provided a written response to this multi-step pre-solicitation notice may, at its election, participate in the expected resultant acquisition regardless of the advice provided by the Government in response to its submission. Potential Offerors that do not submit written responses to this pre-solicitation notice will not be eligible to compete in the subsequent steps of this procurement. Parties contemplating participation in the resultant acquisition are strongly encouraged to participate in this Advisory Multi-Step Process. Section II, Summary of the Scope of Work: Provide the necessary labor, material, equipment and qualified supervision to design and construct a fully functional Photovoltaic Solar System and a Solar Thermal Hot Water System for the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, located at 2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77030. The Photovoltaic Solar System and Thermal Hot Water System are to consist of the following: " Base Item: Canopy structures are to shade parking spaces in Parking Lots I and J. Said installation providing an estimated 2 MW of power (DC Wattage). Solar panels to be fixed and installed at a 5 degree tilt, not less than twelve (12) feet above the existing parking lot surface. Degree of azimuth to be determined by contractor for maximum UV exposure. The proposed canopy structure shall be configured to maximize all available parking lot space, to include aisle ways. " Option Item: Canopy structures are to shade parking spaces in Parking Lots N, P and R; said installation providing an estimated 3 MW of power (DC Wattage). Solar panels to be fixed and installed at a 5 degree tilt, not less than twelve (12) feet above the existing parking lot surface. Degree of azimuth to be determined by contractor for maximum UV exposure. The proposed canopy structure shall be configured to maximize all available parking lot space, to include aisle ways. " Option Item: Solar Thermal Hot Water System. The Solar Thermal Hot Water System shall include approximately 40 (4' X 8') Flat Plate collectors, and installed at an approximate 30 degree tilt. The area of installation is estimated to be 2500 square feet. The total thermal output of the system is estimated at 250.6 MMBtu annually. The Thermal Hot Water System is to supplement the heating of two 25,000 gallon patient therapeutic pools. Work includes all structural elements, concrete placement, grounding / bonding, lightning protection, DC / AC electrical distribution, lighting under canopies, peripheral lighting, grading, trenching, asphalt repair / replacement, landscaping / irrigation repair, relocation of security cameras impacted by the canopy installation, connection to therapy pool water and filtration system and the installation and interconnection of a complete Photovoltaic Solar System and Thermal Hot Water System. Drawings, standard details and Specifications shall be completed and submitted to the VA for approval prior to starting the work. The VA's Master Specifications and standard details can be found at the Technical Information Library at www.cfm.va.gov. The Contractor shall provide a PV system installation that will aesthetically match the surrounding buildings, structures and landscape and minimize any negative visual impact. Contractor shall provide proposed designs to VA for approval. Contractors shall submit photo renditions of the proposed design with design submittals. In this design-build scenario the Contractor is solely responsible for determining the techniques, means, methods, and materials for installation to meet the requirements of this contract. All work will comply with the current OSHA Construction Regulations 29 CFR 1926, all applicable VA Design Guides / Details, and any applicable local code requirements. Parking at the VA Medical Center is at a premium, to the extent that NO on-site or off-site temporary parking is available. Installation of the canopy structures, installation of PV Modules, and related work shall be accomplished during other than normal working hours. Prosecution of the work will have to be accomplished in multiple phases. Coordination of effort (phasing of the work) with the VA Medical Center is absolute. Below are the construction phasing parameters applicable to this project: The work shall be performed between the hours of 6:00 pm and 6:00 am, Monday through Friday. The contractor may also work weekends with advance notification to the Contracting Officers Representative and in coordination with the medical center. The work will be picked up thirty (30) minutes prior to the end of each shift to allow for staff, visitor and patient parking during normal working hours. A laydown / fabrication area will be available to the contractor for his exclusive use and approximately ten (10) parking spaces in each lot ( area of work ) will be dedicated to the contractor as a mini laydown / fabrication space immediately adjacent the work. Coordination with the COR and Medical Center is imperative. The work will be performed in multiple phases, requiring the submission and approval of a construction phasing schedule, depicting how the work will be prosecuted from lot to lot. Schedule shall conform to the requirement of Specification Section 01 32 16.17 CPM Schedule (Small Projects-Design Build). Schedule to be approved prior to the start of work. Section III, Solicitation Information: In accordance with FAR part 15 The Government intends to award a contract or contracts to the responsible Offeror(s) whose proposal(s) represents the best value after evaluation in accordance with the factors in the solicitation. Responsibility determination will be made in accordance with FAR 9.1, Responsible Prospective Contractors. All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important, than cost or price. Evaluations will be based on the following evaluation factors. Evaluation factors are listed in descending order of importance. 1. Technical Approach 2. Management Plan 3. Past Performance 4. Cost/Price The Period of Performance for this project is 545 calendar days after NTP is issued. Estimated Cost Range is between $20,000,000.00 - $50,000,000.00. Tentative Schedule: Milestone Date Pre-Solicitation (Step 1) 3/4/2015 Responses Received (Step 1) 3/20/2015 Notification of Viable/Non-Viable Status (Step 1) 3/25/2015 Solicitation Issued (Step 2) 3/25/2015 Pre-Proposal Conference (Step 2) 3/31/2015 Technical Questions Submission Suspense Date 4/6/2015 Proposals Received(Step 2) 4/30/2015 Contract Award(Step 2) 6/12/2015 Notice to Proceed 7/20/2015 Estimated Project Completion 1/15/2017 Section IV, Step One Requirements: If you are an interested firm, please provide a response to the questions below with a Written Letter of Interest. All information submitted is subject to verification. Additional information may be requested to substantiate responses. Your Written Letter of Interest shall not exceed 20 pages in Microsoft arial size 12 font and shall be submitted via email to scott.elias@va.gov. PDF or Microsoft Word format is acceptable. All responses shall be received by March 20, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT. 1. Provide company name, DUNS number, company address, Point-of-Contact name, phone number, fax number, email. 2. Corporate Experience: Provide no more than three projects completed or ongoing within the last three years in which the Offeror's proposed design build team has worked together on previous design build contracts similar in size, complexity and scope to this project. The Offeror's submission should include at a minimum: a. Project title, location and brief description of the Scope of Work. b. Project owner and name and telephone number of the owner's contact person. c. Project Prime Contractor and Major Subcontractors. d. Project Statistics including start and completion dates (original vs actual) for design and construction; project cost and solar PV system size. 3. Key Personnel Experience: At a minimum, provide resumes for the following key personnel proposed for this project: a. Overall Project Manager. b. (Architect) Design Project Manager. c. Construction Project Manager. d. Project Site Superintendent. e. Architect/Engineer Field Representative. f. Electrical Engineer g. Structural Engineer 4. Capability to Perform: a. Provide a letter from your surety demonstrating offeror's total bonding capacity, current available bonding capacity and expected available bonding capacity for 2015. b. Provide the offeror's current workload and availability of adequate staff to manage and complete this project within the period of performance outlined in Section III. c. Per VHA Directive 2011-036 Safety and Health During Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Violations: For a Contractor to be eligible for an award, a Contractor shall have no more than three (3) serious, or one (1) repeat, or one (1) willful OSHA or EPA violation(s) in the past three (3) years and have an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of equal to or less than 1.0. Provide information demonstrating that your firm has had no more than three (3) serious, or one (1) repeat, or one (1) willful OSHA or EPA violation(s) in the past three (3) years and have an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of equal to or less than 1.0. ****Note, past performance surveys will be utilized in Step 2 for evaluation of past performance. In Step 2, Offerors will be required to submit a past performance survey to all references (project owners) for projects submitted under Corporate Experience in Step 1. In the event the company itself does not have relevant past performance, past performance surveys may be submitted on contracts performed by the Key Personnel proposed under Key Personnel Experience in Step 1.****

56--Construction Materials AQ/10305AWD18/A L

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published September 28, 2015  -  Deadline September 22, 2015
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No Description Provided

Construction Services: Replacement of Elevators, American Consulate General Chengdu, China

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published June 2, 2015  -  Deadline June 17, 2015
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See attached Pre-solicitation Notice.

Z--Renovate Magnetic Reasoning Imaging Suite

Department of Veterans Affairs, Tampa VAMC | Published June 10, 2016
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Action Code: Pre-Solicitation Notice Date: 6/9/2016 Year: 2016 Contracting Office Zip Code - 33744 Service Code: Z2DZ Contracting Office Address - Department of Veteran Affairs Network Contracting Office 8 Attn: Mark Johnson 8875 Hidden River Parkway, Suite 525 Tampa, FL 33637 Subject: Site Preparation 1.5 Telsa Magnetic Reasoning Imaging (MRI) Equipment Proposed Solicitation Number: VA248-16-R-1212 Closing Response Date: 7/28/2016 POC: for this requirement is John Burch Magnitude of Construction is $1,000,000 - $2,000,000 Description: The Scope of Work for this project is to renovate approximately 3800 SF of the existing Magnetic Reasoning Imaging Equipment (MRI) suite in Building 1 (James A Haley VAMC) in preparation for the installation of new 1.5 Telsa MRI (MRI) equipment. Place of Contract Performance - James A. Haley Veteran Affairs Medical Center 13000 Bruce B. Downs Tampa, FL 33637 Solicitation Number: VA248-16-R-1212 is set aside 100% for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses.

Y--Construct Risk Mitigation for Parking Garage

Department of Veterans Affairs, Tampa VAMC | Published March 10, 2015  -  Deadline March 25, 2015
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Action Code: Award Notice Date: 6/27/2016 Year: 2016 Contracting Office Zip Code - 33637 Service Code: Y1DA Contracting Office Address - Department of Veteran Affairs Network Contracting Office 8 Attn: John S. Burch, Contract Officer 8875 Hidden River Parkway, Suite 560 Tampa, FL 33637 Subject: Design Build Risk Mitigation for Parking Garage Contract Number: VA248-16-C-0138 POC: for this requirement is John S. Burch, Contract Officer Description: This contract is awarded to provide all necessary equipment, labor, materials, specialty services, supervision, and tools to complete NRM Project No. 673-14-852, Design Build Risk Mitigation for Parking Garage, for the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, FL. Place of Contract Performance - James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612-4745 Contract Number: VA248-16-C-0138 is set aside 100% for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses.

J--Spray-on Fireproofing Resistive Material Repair

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published November 20, 2015  -  Deadline December 4, 2015
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Description: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The commercial items procedures of FAR Part 12 will be used. Solicitation# RFQ VA256-16-Q-0087. This solicitation is issued as request for quote (RFQ). Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-83 (effective 07/02/15) This is a Small Business Set Aside NAICS code is 238310, size standard is $15 MILLION. Small Business registration will be verified in System Award Management (SAM), Small Business Administration (SBA) and Vendor Information Pages (VIP). Quotes will be considered non responsive and rejected If the Contracting Officer is not able to verify and view contractor registrations Place of Performance: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center 2002 Holcombe BLVD Houston, TX 77030 Performance Period: December 14, 2015 to March 14, 2016 All questions pertaining to this solicitation shall be submitted by 2:00pm CST November 30, 2015. Send all questions electronically to Darnell.Rias@va.gov. Only electronic offers will be accepted. Offers shall be submitted to Darnell Rias@va.gov NO LATER THAN December 4, 2015 by 2:00 PM CST. POC: Darnell Rias, Contracting Specialist Phone: 717-668-2585 Email: Darnell.Rias@va.gov STATEMENT OF WORK CONTRACTOR STATEMENT OF WORK MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY VA MEDICAL CENTER HOUSTON, TEXAS Project Number: 580-16-1-5166-0002 Project Title: Spray-on Fireproofing Resistive Material Repair General Requirements Contractor shall furnish all labor, tools, equipment, permits, licenses, and supervision necessary to repair fireproofing at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in the 39 rooms listed in this Statement of Work. All work shall be done in accordance with the current issue of NFPA 70. ? SPECIFIC CONTRACT WORK REQUIREMENTS I. Scope of work: 1) Contractor shall patch existing spray-on fireproofing for a 2 Hour fire rating at listed mechanical rooms using UL design D-916 with WR Grace Monokote MK-6HY thickness 1 1/16" 5B-138a Mech bay 2 5B-236A Mech Bay 1 5C-136A Mech bay 3 5B-338A Mech Rm 7 5C-238A Mech bay 4 6B-150A Mech Bay 2 6B-370 Mech Bay 5 6C-136A Mech Bay 3 6C-236A Mech Bay 4 4B-320A Mech Rm 7 4A-140A Mech bay 10 4B-236A Mech bay 1 4B-320A Mech Rm 7 4C-136A Mech bay 3 3A-120B Mech Bay 10 3B-138A Mech Bay 2 3B-236A Mech Bay-1 3C-136A Mech Bay 2B-138A Mech bay 2 2B-236A Mech bay 1 2B-326 Mech Bay 7-E 2B-500 Mech bay 10 2C-138A Mech Bay 3 2C-238A Mech bay 4 2C-429 Mech bay 11 1A-200 Mech bay 10 1A-222A Mech bay 12N 1B-134A Mech bay 2 1B-236 Mech bay 1 1B-340 Mech bay 7 1C-238A Mech bay 4 1C-380 Mech bay 8 1A-360A Mech bay 9 BA-150A Mech bay-11 BB-304 Transformer rm BC-350 Laundry room BC-349 Mech bay-6 BC-406 Transformer rm BC-349 Mech bay-6 2) Contractor shall remove all staging materials and debris, clean spaces, and restore areas to full access. II. Disposal of Removed Parts and Articles 1) Contractor shall be responsible for removing staging equipment and disposing of all removed materials in accordance with the applicable manufacturer, industry, federal, state, and local guidelines. Contractor shall remove disposed materials offsite. VA dumpsters are not authorized. III. Code Compliance 1) All work shall comply with the latest applicable NFPA Codes, the latest applicable IBC, the select SFRM manufacturer specification sheets, and the UL Directory by a UL qualified SFRM contractor, or certified for application of the specific SFRM by the manufacturer. IV. Materials and Workmanship 1) Installer Qualifications: The Fireproofing Applicator shall be certified as a UL Qualified SFRM Contractor, or certified for application of the specific SFRM by the manufacturer. 2) Fireproofing materials shall be obtained from a single manufacturer for each type of fireproofing applied and match the existing SFRM material. 3) The requirements for application shall be based on testing conducted by Underwriters Laboratories in accordance with accepted standards for an hourly fire resistance rating of a structural member or assembly. 4) Notwithstanding any other terms and conditions of this contract, inspection of materials and articles furnished under this contract will be made at the site by the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or their designee, unless otherwise provided for in the specifications. V. Safety Requirements 1) In the performance of this contract, the Contractor shall take such safety precautions as the Contracting Officer, or his/her designee, may determine to be reasonably necessary to protect the lives and health of occupants of the building. The Contractor shall have one supervisory employee, who will disseminate requirements to those who work at our facility and, report to the Safety Manager's office for training and overview before commencing work. The Contracting Officer or his/her designee will notify the Contractor of any noncompliance with the foregoing provisions and the action to be taken. The Contractor shall, after receipt of such notice, immediately correct the conditions to which attention has been directed. Such notice, when served on the Contractor or his representative at the site of work, shall be deemed sufficient for the purpose aforesaid. If the Contractor fails or refuses to comply promptly with such notice, the contracting Officer may issue an order stopping all or any part of the work and hold the Contractor in default. VI. Daily Work Report 1) Prior to each visit to the facility, Contractor's service representative shall notify the COR of the visit. The Contractor shall report to the Safety office, Room 4B-330, Building 100, 4th floor, Facilities Management Service, both upon arrival and prior to departure. Unless special arrangements are made, work is to be completed Monday-Friday (excluding federal holidays) between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Federal Holidays observed by the VAMC are: o New Years' Day o Martin Luther King Day o Presidents' Day o Memorial Day o Independence Day o Labor Day o Columbus Day o Veterans' Day o Thanksgiving Day o Christmas Day *Or any other day declared by the President of the United States to be a Federal Holiday. 2) The Contractor shall furnish to the COR each day a consolidated report for the preceding work day which shows the work performed 3) The Contractor shall be able to obtain a MEDVAMC PIV access badge. VII. Warranty 1) The Contractor warrants that work performed under this contract conforms to the contract requirements and is free of any defect in equipment, material, or design furnished, or workmanship performed by the Contractor. 2) This warranty shall continue for a period of one (1) year from the date of final acceptance of the work. 3) The Contractor shall remedy at the Contractor's expense any failure to conform, or any defect. In addition, the Contractor shall remedy at the Contractor's expense any damage to Government-owned or controlled real or personal property, when that damage is the result of- a) The Contractor's failure to conform to contract requirements; or b) Any defect of equipment, material, workmanship, or design furnished. 4) The Contractor shall restore any work damaged in fulfilling the terms and conditions of this clause. 5) The Contracting Officer Representative (COR) will notify the Contractor, in writing, within 10 days after the discovery of any failure, defect, or damage. 6) The Contractor shall remedy any failure, defect, or damage within 10 days or an agreed upon time frame after receipt of notice. If the Contractor fails to do so the Government shall have the right to replace, repair, or otherwise remedy the failure, defect, or damage at the Contractor's expense. 7) This warranty shall not limit the Government's rights under the Inspection and Acceptance clause of this contract with respect to latent defects, gross mistakes, or fraud. VIII. Delivery Schedule The Contractor shall be required to commence and finish all required work under this contract within 90 calendar days after the date the Contractor receives a copy of the signed contract. The time stated for completion shall include final cleanup of the premises. IX. EVALUATION FACTORS: (1) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the lowest price using the following criteria: Technical Sub Factor (1) Contractor shall submit documentation verifying they are an authorized UL SFRM manufacturer approved Sub Factor (2) Contractors technical approach shall include to repair with UL D-916 WR Grace Retro guard material Past Performance Price Evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are approximately equal to cost or price. X. Invoice and Payment All invoices shall be submitted in arrears, properly prepared in accordance with FAR 52.212-4, contain sufficient details, and match with the service tickets for the work rendered. a. Monthly Invoices Invoices for fixed monthly fee shall be properly prepared and sent via OB10. Contractor shall register and submit invoices electronically via OB10. The website address for registering: WWW.OB10.COM . Notes: On the right side of the screen, click on the (orange button that reads, REGISTER NOW) THE PROMO CODE SO VENDOR DOESN'T GET CHARGED FOR INVOICES:VAPC7Y18 THE VA's BUYER ID NUMBER: AAA544240062. Help Desk Number: 1-800-353-9791 or email: vafsccshd@va.gov More information on OB10 invoicing is located http://www.ob10.com/us/en/veterans-affairs/. These invoices shall be sent in arrears at the beginning of each month following the month in which the services were rendered and billed for. At a minimum, all invoices shall include the following details: o Description of the services rendered o Billing period in which the services were rendered o Correct purchase order number which shall be issued by the Contracting Officer after the contract is awarded. Invoices without correct purchase order number shall be rejected and returned to the Contractor. o Invoice number and date o Item(s) covered (to include serial #s) by the PMI and covered period of service. Payments shall be made in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act out of the Government's annual appropriated funds obligated in a purchase order which shall be issued after the contract is awarded.? b. Price/Cost Schedule: Price shall be provided in accordance with the following format below: B.2 Price/Cost Schedule Item Information ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 1001 Contractor shall provide spray-on fireproofing resistive material repair using UL D-916 WR Grace Retro guard material to the following rooms: 5B-138a Mech bay 2 5B-236A Mech Bay 1 5C-136A Mech bay 3 5B-338A Mech Rm 7 5C-238A Mech bay 4 6B-150A Mech Bay 2 6B-370 Mech Bay 5 6C-136A Mech Bay 3 6C-236A Mech Bay 4 4B-320A Mech Rm 7 4A-140A Mech bay 10 4B-236A Mech bay 1 4B-320A Mech Rm 7 4C-136A Mech bay 3 3A-120B Mech Bay 10 3B-138A Mech Bay 2 3B-236A Mech Bay-1 3C-136A Mech Bay 2B-138A Mech bay 2 2B-236A Mech bay 1 2B-326 Mech Bay 7-E 2B-500 Mech bay 10 2C-138A Mech Bay 3 2C-238A Mech bay 4 2C-429 Mech bay 11 1A-200 Mech bay 10 1A-222A Mech bay 12N 1B-134A Mech bay 2 1B-236 Mech bay 1 1B-340 Mech bay 7 1C-238A Mech bay 4 1C-380 Mech bay 8 1A-360A Mech bay 9 BA-150A Mech bay-11 BB-304 Transformer rm BC-350 Laundry room BC-349 Mech bay-6 BC-406 Transformer rm BC-349 Mech bay-6 Contract Period: Base POP Begin: 12-14-2015 POP End: 03-14-2016 1.00 JB _________________ _________________ 8. SITE VISIT Place: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Building 100 Room 4B-300 Date: November 24, 2015 Time: 9:30a.m. CST Questions or concerns contact: Darnell Rias, Contract Specialist 713-794-7420 Darnell.Rias@va.gov 9. CONTRACT CLAUSES/SOLICITATION PROVISIONS The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The provision at 52.212-2 EVALUATION-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 1999) applies to this acquisition. All offers shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and statement. The addendum to FAR 52.212-4 also applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and all additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition. 10. FAR CLAUSES a. FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2014) Addendum to FAR 52.212-4 - Show FAR clauses followed by VAAR clauses in numeric order. List all clauses incorporated by reference in numeric order under 52.252-2 (see below), starting first with FAR and followed by VAAR. (1) 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting With Entities That Require Certain Internal Common Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015) (2) 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999) (3) 52.228-5 Insurance-Work on a Government Installation (JAN 1997) (4) 52.219-13 Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) (5) 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) (6) 52.222-99 Establishing A Minimum Wage For Contractors (Deviation 2014-O0017) (June 2014). This clause implements Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, dated February 12, 2014, and OMB Policy Memorandum M-14-09, dated June 12, 2014. (a) Each service employee, laborer, or mechanic employed in the United States (the 50 States and the District of Columbia) in the performance of this contract by the prime Contractor or any subcontractor, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged to exist between the Contractor and service employee, laborer, or mechanic, shall be paid not less than the applicable minimum wage under Executive Order 13658. The minimum wage required to be paid to each service employee, laborer, or mechanic performing work on this contract between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015, shall be $10.10 per hour. (b) The Contractor shall adjust the minimum wage paid under this contract each time the Secretary of Labor's annual determination of the applicable minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 results in a higher minimum wage. Adjustments to the Executive Order minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 will be effective for all service employees, laborers, or mechanics subject to the Executive Order beginning January 1 of the following year. The Secretary of Labor will publish annual determinations in the Federal Register no later than 90 days before such new wage is to take effect. The Secretary will also publish the applicable minimum wage on www.wdol.gov (or any successor website). The applicable published minimum wage is incorporated by reference into this contract. (c) The Contracting Officer will adjust the contract price or contract unit price under this clause only for the increase in labor costs resulting from the annual inflation increases in the Executive Order 13658 minimum wage beginning on January 1, 2016. The Contracting Officer shall consider documentation as to the specific costs and workers impacted in determining the amount of the adjustment. (d) The Contracting Officer will not adjust the contract price under this clause for any costs other than those identified in paragraph (c) of this clause, and will not provide price adjustments under this clause that result in duplicate price adjustments with the respective clause of this contract implementing the Service Contract Labor Standards statute (formerly known as the Service Contract Act) or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute (formerly known as the Davis Bacon Act). (e) The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e) in all subcontracts. (7) CL-120 In accordance with FAR 28.307-2 and FAR 52.228-5, the following minimum coverage shall apply to this contract: (a) Workers' compensation and employers liability: Contractors are required to comply with applicable Federal and State workers' compensation and occupational disease statutes. If occupational diseases are not compensable under those statutes, they shall be covered under the employer's liability section of the insurance policy, except when contract operations are so commingled with a Contractor's commercial operations that it would not be practical to require this coverage. Employer's liability coverage of at least $100,000 is required, except in States with exclusive or monopolistic funds that do not permit workers' compensation to be written by private carriers. (b) General Liability: $500,000 per occurrences. (c) Automobile liability: $100,000 per person; $500,000 per occurrence and property damage. (d) The successful bidder must present to the Contracting Officer, prior to award, evidence of general liability insurance without any exclusionary clauses for asbestos that would void the general liability coverage. (8) 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Businesses Subcontractors (DEC 2013) (9) 52.237-3 Continuity of Services (JAN 1991) 11. VAAR CLAUSES: a. 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008). The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. b. 001AL-11-15-A Limitations on subcontracting - Monitoring and Compliance (JUNE 2011). This solicitation includes FAR 52.219-6. Small Business registration will be verified in System Award Management (SAM), Small Business Administration (SBA) and Vendor Information Pages (VIP). Quotes will be considered non responsive and rejected If the Contracting Officer is not able to verify and view contractor registrations. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include this clause. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to contractor's offices where the contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the contractor's compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an "Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement" to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. c. 852.232-72 Electronic Submission Of Payment Requests (NOV 2012) (1) Definitions. As used in this clause- (a) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (b) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (c) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (d) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (e) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (2) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (3) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (a) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (b) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (4) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (5) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (a) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (b) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (c) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (d) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (e) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. e. 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984) The contractor shall obtain all necessary licenses and/or permits required to perform this work. He/she shall take all reasonable precautions necessary to protect persons and property from injury or damage during the performance of this contract. He/she shall be responsible for any injury to himself/herself, his/her employees, as well as for any damage to personal or public property that occurs during the performance of this contract that is caused by his/her employees fault or negligence, and shall maintain personal liability and property damage insurance having coverage for a limit as required by the laws of the State of Texas. Further, it is agreed that any negligence of the Government, its officers, agents, servants and employees, shall not be the responsibility of the contractor hereunder with the regard to any claims, loss, damage, injury, and liability resulting there from. (End of Clauses) 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) 12. FAR PROVISIONS: a. 52.203-98 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS-REPRESENTATION (DEVIATION) (FEB 2015) (1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (2) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (3) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. b. 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (NOV 2014) c. 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror 13. VAAR PROVISIONS: a. 852.252-70 Solicitation Provisions Or Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Jan 2008) The following provisions or clauses incorporated by reference in this solicitation must be completed by the offeror or prospective contractor and submitted with the quotation or offer. Copies of these provisions or clauses are available on the Internet at the Web sites provided in the provision at FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference, or the clause at FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference. Copies may also be obtained from the contracting officer. [Contracting officer shall list all FAR and 48 CFR Chapter 8 (VAAR) provisions and clauses incorporated by reference that must be completed by the offeror or prospective contractor and submitted with the quotation or offer.] b. 852.270-1 Representatives of Contracting Officers (Jan 2008) The contracting officer reserves the right to designate representatives to act for him/her in furnishing technical guidance and advice or generally monitor the work to be performed under this contract. Such designation will be in writing and will define the scope and limitation of the designee's authority. A copy of the designation shall be furnished to the contractor. (End of Provision)

J--Electrical Service to New Steam Table

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published August 7, 2015
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Description: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The commercial items procedures of FAR Part 12 will be used. Solicitation# RFP VA256-15-R-1000. This solicitation is issued as request for proposal (RFP). Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-83 (effective 07/02/15) This is a Total Small Business Set Aside. NAICS code is 238210, size standard is $15 MILLION. Place of Performance: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center 2002 Holcombe BLVD Houston, TX 77030 All questions pertaining to this solicitation shall be submitted by 2:00pm CST August 12, 2015. Send all questions electronically to Darnell.Rias@va.gov Only electronic offers will be accepted. Offers shall be submitted to Darnell.Rias@va.gov NO LATER THAN August 24, 2015 2:00p.m. CST. POC: Darnell Rias. Contract Specialist Phone: 713-794-7420 Email: Darnell.Rias@va.gov SCOPE OF WORK CONTRACTOR SCOPE OF WORK MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY VA MEDICAL CENTER HOUSTON, TEXAS Project Number: 580-15-4-5063-2473 Project Title: Provide New 120-208volt for Steam Table I. Scope of Work General: Provide new 120-208volt, 1 phase, 60 amp 4 wire electrical circuit for steam table in Canteen. Contractor shall provide oversized electrical conduit and boxes as specified in the scope of work. Place of Performance: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Building 100 Room 1A66. Scope of Work: " Contractor shall provide a turnkey project to provide electrical power to the new steam table in Canteen area and include all labor and materials and supervision: 1. Provide and install 60 amp 250 volt 2 pole 4 wire non-fused safety disconnect within 3 ft of steam table. 2. Provide and install one Square-D, 120-208 volt, 60 amp, 2 pole, I line breaker . 3. Provide and install (2) 24x24x6 in. junction box with covers. 4. Provide and install (1) 4x4 in. electrical cut-in box with cover, (1)120-208 volt 60 amp twist lock receptacle. Contractor shall also provide and install (1) 8/4 SOO or SJO cable and connect to steam table. Contractor shall provide 120-208 volt, 60 amp, twist-lock plug and connect to other end of SOO or SJO cable. 5. Provide and install approximately 300 ft. of 2in. electrical metallic tubing (EMT) conduit, couplings, straps, and supports to accommodate new circuit. 6. Provide and install approximately 1000 ft. #6 AWG THHN wire 7. Provide and install approximate 300 ft. #8 THHN 8. Electrical piping shall be installed through interstitial and penetrate ceiling to drop into wall of kitchen area. Contractor shall sleeve and fire-caulk all penetrations through floors, walls and ceiling. 9. Electrical circuit shall originate from first floor Mechanical Rm Area G, panel-board 106 NLC. 10. All work must be completed by a licensed electrical Journeyman with 30 hour OSHA training. 11. All work in interstitial can be down during normal work hours, electrical feed in canteen area must be done after normal work hours of operation of canteen services. 12. All work shall be completed in accordance with National Electrical Codes (NFPA 70), Standards for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPE 70E), VA Master Specifications (Section 26 05 11) and MEDVAMC Electrical Safety Policy and Procedures. VA MASTER Specifications, SECTION 26 05 11, REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS PART 1 GENERAL 1. DESCRIPTION " This section applies to all sections of Division 26. " Furnish and install electrical wiring, systems, equipment and accessories in accordance with the specifications and drawings. Capacities and ratings of motors, transformers, cable, switchboards, switchgear, panel-boards, motor control centers, generators, automatic transfer switches, and other items and arrangements for the specified items are shown on drawings. " Electrical service entrance equipment and arrangements for temporary and permanent connections to the utility's system shall conform to the utility's requirements. Coordinate fuses, circuit breakers and relays with the utility's system, and obtain utility approval for sizes and settings of these devices. " Wiring ampacities specified or shown on the drawings are based on copper conductors, with the conduit and raceways accordingly sized. Aluminum conductors are prohibited. 2. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS " References to the International Building Code (IBC), National Electrical Code (NEC), Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are minimum installation requirement standards. " Drawings and other specification sections shall govern in those instances where requirements are greater than those specified in the above standards. 3. TEST STANDARDS " All materials and equipment shall be listed, labeled or certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory to meet Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., standards where test standards have been established. Equipment and materials which are not covered by UL Standards will be accepted provided equipment and material is listed, labeled, certified or otherwise determined to meet safety requirements of a nationally recognized testing laboratory. Equipment of a class which no nationally recognized testing laboratory accepts, certifies, lists, labels, or determines to be safe, will be considered if inspected or tested in accordance with national industrial standards, such as NEMA, or ANSI. Evidence of compliance shall include certified test reports and definitive shop drawings. 4. Definitions: " Listed; Equipment, materials, or services included in a list published by an organization that is acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction and concerned with evaluation of products or services, that maintains periodic inspection of production or listed equipment or materials or periodic evaluation of services, and whose listing states that the equipment, material, or services either meets appropriate designated standards or has been tested and found suitable for a specified purpose. " Labeled; Equipment or materials to which has been attached a label, symbol, or other identifying mark of an organization that is acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction and concerned with product evaluation, that maintains periodic inspection of production of labeled equipment or materials, and by whose labeling the manufacturer indicates compliance with appropriate standards or performance in a specified manner. " Certified; equipment or product which: " Has been tested and found by a nationally recognized testing laboratory to meet nationally recognized standards or to be safe for use in a specified manner. " Production of equipment or product is periodically inspected by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. " Bears a label, tag, or other record of certification. " Nationally recognized testing laboratory; laboratory which is approved, in accordance with OSHA regulations, by the Secretary of Labor. 5. QUALIFICATIONS (PRODUCTS AND SERVICES) " Manufacturers Qualifications: The manufacturer shall regularly and presently produce, as one of the manufacturer's principal products, the equipment and material specified for this project, and shall have manufactured the item for at least three years. " Product Qualification: " Manufacturer's product shall have been in satisfactory operation, on three installations of similar size and type as this project, for approximately three years. " The Government reserves the right to require the Contractor to submit a list of installations where the products have been in operation before approval. " Service Qualifications: There shall be a permanent service organization maintained or trained by the manufacturer which will render satisfactory service to this installation within four hours of receipt of notification that service is needed. Submit name and address of service organizations. 6. APPLICABLE PUBLICATIONS " Applicable publications listed in all Sections of Division are the latest issue, unless otherwise noted. 7. MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS " Materials and equipment furnished shall be of current production by manufacturers regularly engaged in the manufacture of such items, for which replacement parts shall be available. " When more than one unit of the same class or type of equipment is required, such units shall be the product of a single manufacturer. " Equipment Assemblies and Components: " Components of an assembled unit need not be products of the same manufacturer. " Manufacturers of equipment assemblies, which include components made by others, shall assume complete responsibility for the final assembled unit. " Components shall be compatible with each other and with the total assembly for the intended service. " Constituent parts which are similar shall be the product of a single manufacturer. " Factory wiring shall be identified on the equipment being furnished and on all wiring diagrams. " When Factory Testing Is Specified: " The Government shall have the option of witnessing factory tests. The contractor shall notify the VA through the Resident Engineer a minimum of 15 working days prior to the manufacturers making the factory tests. " Four copies of certified test reports containing all test data shall be furnished to the Resident Engineer prior to final inspection and not more than 90 days after completion of the tests. " When equipment fails to meet factory test and re-inspection is required, the contractor shall be liable for all additional expenses, including expenses of the Government. 8. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS " Where variations from the contract requirements are requested in accordance with Section 00 72 00, GENERAL CONDITIONS. 9. EQUIPMENT PROTECTION " Equipment and materials shall be protected during shipment and storage against physical damage, vermin, dirt, corrosive substances, fumes, moisture, cold and rain. " Store equipment indoors in clean dry space with uniform temperature to prevent condensation. Equipment shall include but not be limited to switchgear, switchboards, panelboards, transformers, motor control centers, motor controllers, uninterruptible power systems, enclosures, controllers, circuit protective devices, cables, wire, light fixtures, electronic equipment, and accessories. " During installation, equipment shall be protected against entry of foreign matter; and be vacuum-cleaned both inside and outside before testing and operating. Compressed air shall not be used to clean equipment. Remove loose packing and flammable materials from inside equipment. " Damaged equipment shall be, as determined by the Resident Engineer, placed in first class operating condition or be returned to the source of supply for repair or replacement. " Painted surfaces shall be protected with factory installed removable heavy kraft paper, sheet vinyl or equal. " Damaged paint on equipment and materials shall be refinished with the same quality of paint and workmanship as used by the manufacturer so repaired areas are not obvious. 10. WORK PERFORMANCE " All electrical work must comply with the requirements of NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 70B, NFPA 70E, OSHA Part 1910 subpart J, OSHA Part 1910 subpart S and OSHA Part 1910 subpart K in addition to other references required by contract. " Job site safety and worker safety is the responsibility of the contractor. " Electrical work shall be accomplished with all affected circuits or equipment de-energized. When an electrical outage cannot be accomplished in this manner for the required work, the following requirements are mandatory: " Electricians must use full protective equipment (i.e., certified and tested insulating material to cover exposed energized electrical components, certified and tested insulated tools, etc.) while working on energized systems in accordance with NFPA 70E. " Electricians must wear personal protective equipment while working on energized systems in accordance with NFPA 70E. " Before initiating any work, a job specific work plan must be developed by the contractor with a peer review conducted and documented by the Resident Engineer and Medical Center staff. The work plan must include procedures to be used on and near the live electrical equipment, barriers to be installed, safety equipment to be used and exit pathways. " Work on energized circuits or equipment cannot begin until prior written approval is obtained from the Resident Engineer. " For work on existing stations, arrange, phase and perform work to assure electrical service for other buildings at all times. Refer to Article OPERATIONS AND STORAGE AREAS under Section 01 00 00, GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. " New work shall be installed and connected to existing work neatly, safely and professionally. Disturbed or damaged work shall be replaced or repaired to its prior conditions, as required by Section 01 00 00, GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. " Coordinate location of equipment and conduit with other trades to minimize interferences. 11. EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION AND REQUIREMENTS " Equipment location shall be as close as practical to locations shown on the drawings. " Working spaces shall not be less than specified in the NEC for all voltages specified. " Inaccessible Equipment: " Where the Government determines that the Contractor has installed equipment not conveniently accessible for operation and maintenance, the equipment shall be removed and reinstalled as directed at no additional cost to the Government. " "Conveniently accessible" is defined as being capable of being reached quickly for operation, maintenance, or inspections without the use of ladders, or without climbing or crawling under or over obstacles such as, but not limited to, motors, pumps, belt guards, transformers, piping, ductwork, conduit and raceways. 12. EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION " In addition to the requirements of the NEC, install an identification sign which clearly indicates information required for use and maintenance of items such as switchboards and switchgear, panelboards, cabinets, motor controllers (starters), fused and unfused safety switches, automatic transfer switches, separately enclosed circuit breakers, individual breakers and controllers in switchboards, switchgear and motor control assemblies, control devices and other significant equipment. " Nameplates for Normal Power System equipment shall be laminated black phenolic resin with a white core with engraved lettering. Nameplates for Essential Electrical System (EES) equipment, as defined in the NEC, shall be laminated red phenolic resin with a white core with engraved lettering. Lettering shall be a minimum of 1/2 inch [12mm] high. Nameplates shall indicate equipment designation, rated bus amperage, voltage, number of phases, number of wires, and type of EES power branch as applicable. Secure nameplates with screws. " Install adhesive arc flash warning labels on all equipment as required by NFPA 70E. Label shall indicate the arc hazard boundary (inches), working distance (inches), arc flash incident energy at the working distance (calories/cm2), required PPE category and description including the glove rating, voltage rating of the equipment, limited approach distance (inches), restricted approach distance (inches), prohibited approach distance (inches), equipment/bus name, date prepared, and manufacturer name and address. 13. SUBMITTALS " The Government's approval shall be obtained for all equipment and material before delivery to the job site. Delivery, storage or installation of equipment or material which has not had prior approval will not be permitted at the job site. " All submittals shall include adequate descriptive literature, catalog cuts, shop drawings and other data necessary for the Government to ascertain that the proposed equipment and materials comply with specification requirements. Catalog cuts submitted for approval shall be legible and clearly identify equipment being submitted. " REQUIREMENTS. " Maintenance and Operation Manuals: Submit as required for systems and equipment specified in the technical sections. Furnish four copies, bound in hardback binders, (manufacturer's standard binders) or an approved equivalent. Furnish one complete manual as specified in the technical section but in no case later than prior to performance of systems or equipment test, and furnish the remaining manuals prior to contract completion. " Inscribe the following identification on the cover: the words "MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION MANUAL," the name and location of the system, equipment, building, name of Contractor, and contract number. Include in the manual the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of each subcontractor installing the system or equipment and the local representatives for the system or equipment. " Provide a "Table of Contents" and assemble the manual to conform to the table of contents, with tab sheets placed before instructions covering the subject. The instructions shall be legible and easily read, with large sheets of drawings folded in. The manuals shall include: " Internal and interconnecting wiring and control diagrams with data to explain detailed operation and control of the equipment. " A control sequence describing start-up, operation, and shutdown. " Description of the function of each principal item of equipment. " Installation instructions. " Safety precautions for operation and maintenance. " Diagrams and illustrations. " Periodic maintenance and testing procedures and frequencies, including replacement parts numbers and replacement frequencies. " Performance data. " Pictorial "exploded" parts list with part numbers. Emphasis shall be placed on the use of special tools and instruments. The list shall indicate sources of supply, recommended spare parts, and name of servicing organization. " List of factory approved or qualified permanent servicing organizations for equipment repair and periodic testing and maintenance, including addresses and factory certification qualifications. " Approvals will be based on complete submission of manuals together with shop drawings. " After approval and prior to installation, furnish the Resident Engineer with one sample of each of the following: " A 300 mm (12 inch) length of each type and size of wire and cable along with the tag from the coils of reels from which the samples were taken. " Each type of conduit coupling, bushing and termination fitting. " Conduit hangers, clamps and supports. " Duct sealing compound. " Each type of receptacle, toggle switch, occupancy sensor, outlet box, manual motor starter, device wall plate, engraved nameplate, wire and cable splicing and terminating material, and branch circuit single pole molded case circuit breaker. 14. SINGULAR NUMBER " Where any device or part of equipment is referred to in these specifications in the singular number (e.g., "the switch"), this reference shall be deemed to apply to as many such devices as are required to complete the installation as shown on the drawings. 15. ACCEPTANCE CHECKS AND TESTS " The contractor shall furnish the instruments, materials and labor for field tests. 16. TRAINING " Training shall be provided in accordance with Article 1.25, INSTRUCTIONS, of Section 01 00 00, GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. " Training shall be provided for the particular equipment or system as required in each associated specification. " A training schedule shall be developed and submitted by the contractor and approved by the Resident Engineer at least 30 days prior to the planned training. 17. INVOICING AND PAYMENTS " All invoices shall be submitted in arrears, properly prepared in accordance with FAR 52.212-4, contain sufficient details, and match with the service tickets for the work rendered. o a. Monthly Invoices " Invoices for fixed monthly fee shall be properly prepared and sent via OB10. Contractor shall register and submit invoices electronically via OB10. The website address for registering: WWW.OB10.COM . " Notes: On the right side of the screen, click on the (orange button that reads, REGISTER NOW) " THE PROMO CODE SO VENDOR DOESN'T GET CHARGED FOR INVOICES:VAPC7Y18 " THE VA's BUYER ID NUMBER: AAA544240062. " Help Desk Number: 1-800-353-9791 or email: vafsccshd@va.gov " More information on OB10 invoicing is located http://www.ob10.com/us/en/veterans-affairs/. " These invoices shall be sent in arrears at the beginning of each month following the month in which the services were rendered and billed for. At a minimum, all invoices shall include the following details: " Description of the services rendered " Billing period in which the services were rendered " Correct purchase order number which w shall be issued by the Contracting Officer after the contract is awarded. Invoices without correct purchase order number shall be rejected and returned to the Contractor. " Invoice number and date " Item(s) covered (to include serial #'s) by the PMI and covered period of service. " Payments shall be made in accordance with the prompt payment act out of the Government annual appropriated funds obligated in a purchase order which shall be issued after the contract is awarded ? II. Price/Cost Schedule Item Information ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Contractor shall provide new 120-208volt, 1 phase, 60 amp 4 wire electrical circuit for steam table in Canteen. Contractor shall provide oversized electrical conduit and boxes as specified in the scope of work 1.00 JB __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ CONTRACT CLAUSES/SOLICITATION PROVISIONS The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The provision at 52.212-2 EVALUATION-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 1999) applies to this acquisition. All offers shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and a statement. The addendum to FAR 52.212-4 also applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and all additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition. FAR CLAUSES 1. FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2014) Addendum to FAR 52.212-4 - Show FAR clauses followed by VAAR clauses in numeric order. List all clauses incorporated by reference in numeric order under 52.252-2 (see below), starting first with FAR and followed by VAAR. 2. 52.203-16 Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest (DEC 2011) 3. 52.203-17 Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights (APR 2014) 4. 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting With Entities That Require Certain Internal Common Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015) 5.52.219-13 Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) 6. 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) 10. 52.222-99 Establishing A Minimum Wage For Contractors (Deviation 2014-O0017) (June 2014) This clause implements Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, dated February 12, 2014, and OMB Policy Memorandum M-14-09, dated June 12, 2014. (a) Each service employee, laborer, or mechanic employed in the United States (the 50 States and the District of Columbia) in the performance of this contract by the prime Contractor or any subcontractor, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged to exist between the Contractor and service employee, laborer, or mechanic, shall be paid not less than the applicable minimum wage under Executive Order 13658. The minimum wage required to be paid to each service employee, laborer, or mechanic performing work on this contract between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015, shall be $10.10 per hour. (b) The Contractor shall adjust the minimum wage paid under this contract each time the Secretary of Labor's annual determination of the applicable minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 results in a higher minimum wage. Adjustments to the Executive Order minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 will be effective for all service employees, laborers, or mechanics subject to the Executive Order beginning January 1 of the following year. The Secretary of Labor will publish annual determinations in the Federal Register no later than 90 days before such new wage is to take effect. The Secretary will also publish the applicable minimum wage on www.wdol.gov (or any successor website). The applicable published minimum wage is incorporated by reference into this contract. (c) The Contracting Officer will adjust the contract price or contract unit price under this clause only for the increase in labor costs resulting from the annual inflation increases in the Executive Order 13658 minimum wage beginning on January 1, 2016. The Contracting Officer shall consider documentation as to the specific costs and workers impacted in determining the amount of the adjustment. (d) The Contracting Officer will not adjust the contract price under this clause for any costs other than those identified in paragraph (c) of this clause, and will not provide price adjustments under this clause that result in duplicate price adjustments with the respective clause of this contract implementing the Service Contract Labor Standards statute (formerly known as the Service Contract Act) or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute (formerly known as the Davis Bacon Act). (e) The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e) in all subcontracts. 7. 52.228-5 Insurance-Work on a Government Installation (JAN 1997) 8. CL-120 In accordance with FAR 28.307-2 and FAR 52.228-5, the following minimum coverage shall apply to this contract: (a) Workers' compensation and employers liability: Contractors are required to comply with applicable Federal and State workers' compensation and occupational disease statutes. If occupational diseases are not compensable under those statutes, they shall be covered under the employer's liability section of the insurance policy, except when contract operations are so commingled with a Contractor's commercial operations that it would not be practical to require this coverage. Employer's liability coverage of at least $100,000 is required, except in States with exclusive or monopolistic funds that do not permit workers' compensation to be written by private carriers. (b) General Liability: $500,000 per occurrences. (c) Automobile liability: $100,000 per person; $500,000 per occurrence and property damage. (d) The successful bidder must present to the Contracting Officer, prior to award, evidence of general liability insurance without any exclusionary clauses for asbestos that would void the general liability coverage. VAAR CLAUSES 9. 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. 10. 001AL-11-15-A Limitations on subcontracting - Monitoring and Compliance (JUNE 2011) This solicitation includes FAR 52.219-14 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for Small Business Concerns. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include this clause. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to contractor's offices where the contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the contractor's compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an "Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement" to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. 11. 852.232-72 Electronic Submission Of Payment Requests (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. 12. 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984) The contractor shall obtain all necessary licenses and/or permits required to perform this work. He/she shall take all reasonable precautions necessary to protect persons and property from injury or damage during the performance of this contract. He/she shall be responsible for any injury to himself/herself, his/her employees, as well as for any damage to personal or public property that occurs during the performance of this contract that is caused by his/her employees fault or negligence, and shall maintain personal liability and property damage insurance having coverage for a limit as required by the laws of the State of Arkansas. Further, it is agreed that any negligence of the Government, its officers, agents, servants and employees, shall not be the responsibility of the contractor hereunder with the regard to any claims, loss, damage, injury, and liability resulting there from. (End of Clauses) 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) FAR PROVISIONS 13. 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (NOV 2014) 14. 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror 15. 52.209-5 Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Apr 2010) (a) (1) The Offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that -- (i) The Offeror and/or any of its Principals -- (A) Are [_] are not [_] presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (B) Have [_] have not [_], within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (Federal, State, or local) contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or State antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property (if offeror checks "have", the offeror shall also see 52.209-7, if included in this solicitation); and (C) Are [_] are not [_] presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a governmental entity with, commission of any of the offenses enumerated in paragraph (a)(1)(i)(B) of this provision; and (D) Have [_], have not [_], within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (1) Federal taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (i) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (ii) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (2) Examples. (i) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (ii) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (iii) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment. (iv) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. 362 (the Bankruptcy Code). (ii) The Offeror has [[_] has not [_], within a three-year period preceding this offer, had one or more contracts terminated for default by any Federal agency. (2) "Principal," for the purposes of this certification, means an officer; director; owner; partner; or a person having primary management or supervisory responsibilities within a business entity (e.g., general manager; plant manager; head of a division or business segment; and similar positions). This Certification Concerns a Matter Within the Jurisdiction of an Agency of the United States and the Making of a False, Fictitious, or Fraudulent Certification May Render the Maker Subject to Prosecution Under Section 1001, Title 18, United States Code. (b) The Offeror shall provide immediate written notice to the Contracting Officer if, at any time prior to contract award, the Offeror learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or has become erroneous by reason of changed circumstances. (c) A certification that any of the items in paragraph (a) of this provision exists will not necessarily result in withholding of an award under this solicitation. However, the certification will be considered in connection with a determination of the Offeror's responsibility. Failure of the Offeror to furnish a certification or provide such additional information as requested by the Contracting Officer may render the Offeror nonresponsible. (d) Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render, in good faith, the certification required by paragraph (a) of this provision. The knowledge and information of an Offeror is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings. (e) The certification in paragraph (a) of this provision is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when making award. If it is later determined that the Offeror knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contracting Officer may terminate the contract resulting from this solicitation for default. 16. 52.209-7 Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Administrative proceeding" means a non-judicial process that is adjudicatory in nature in order to make a determination of fault or liability (e.g., Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Proceedings, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals Proceedings, and Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Proceedings). This includes administrative proceeding at the Federal and State level but only in connection with performance of a Federal contract or grant. It does not include agency actions such as contract audits, site visits, corrective plans, or inspection of deliverables. "Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000" means- (1) The total value of all current, active contracts and grants, including all priced options; and (2) The total value of all current, active orders including all priced options under indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, 8(a), or requirements contracts (including task and delivery and multiple-award Schedules). "Principal" means an officer, director, owner, partner, or a person having primary management or supervisory responsibilities within a business entity (e.g., general manager; plant manager; head of a division or business segment; and similar positions). (b) The offeror [_] has [_] does not have current active Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000. (c) If the offeror checked "has" in paragraph (b) of this provision, the offeror represents, by submission of this offer, that the information it has entered in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) is current, accurate, and complete as of the date of submission of this offer with regard to the following information: (1) Whether the offeror, and/or any of its principals, has or has not, within the last five years, in connection with the award to or performance by the offeror of a Federal contract or grant, been the subject of a proceeding, at the Federal or State level that resulted in any of the following dispositions: (i) In a criminal proceeding, a conviction. (ii) In a civil proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that results in the payment of a monetary fine, penalty, reimbursement, restitution, or damages of $5,000 or more. (iii) In an administrative proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that results in- (A) The payment of a monetary fine or penalty of $5,000 or more; or (B) The payment of a reimbursement, restitution, or damages in excess of $100,000. (iv) In a criminal, civil, or administrative proceeding, a disposition of the matter by consent or compromise with an acknowledgment of fault by the Contractor if the proceeding could have led to any of the outcomes specified in paragraphs (c)(1)(i), (c)(1)(ii), or (c)(1)(iii) of this provision. (2) If the offeror has been involved in the last five years in any of the occurrences listed in (c)(1) of this provision, whether the offeror has provided the requested information with regard to each occurrence. (d) The offeror shall post the information in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) through (c)(1)(iv) of this provision in FAPIIS as required through maintaining an active registration in the System for Award Management database via https://www.acquisition.gov (see 52.204-7). 17. 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999) (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the lowest price using the following criteria: Technical Past Performance Price Technical and past performance, when combined, are approximately equal price. 1) Technical: Contractor technical, personnel, certification and management approach to meet requirements in the statement of work. 2) Past Performance - Past Performance information will be reviewed in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), and Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) systems. Past Performance comments of Satisfactory and higher will be considered technically acceptable. Additionally, contractor will be required to complete attached Past Performance Questionnaire to be used in evaluation. In the case that a contractor does not have a record of past performance, it will not be considered unacceptable. Only Past Performance that is for contracts the contractor has completed for similar work in scope and dollar value will be used in evaluation. 3) Price - Contractor must provide a fair and reasonable price on all aspects of specifications. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. 18. 52.216-1 Type of Contract (Apr 1984) The Government contemplates award of a service contract resulting from this solicitation. 19. 52.233-2 Service of Protest (Sep 2006) (a) Protests, as defined in section 33.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, that are filed directly with an agency, and copies of any protests that are filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), shall be served on the Contracting Officer (addressed as follows) by obtaining written and dated acknowledgment of receipt from Timothy Pighee, Contract Specialist, 2200 Fort Roots Dr. BLDG 41, Room 217, North Little Rock, AR, 72114-1709. (b) The copy of any protest shall be received in the office designated above within one day of filing a protest with the GAO. VAAR PROVISIONS 28. 852.233-70 Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution (Jan 2008) (a) Any protest filed by an interested party shall: (1) Include the name, address, fax number, and telephone number of the protester; (2) Identify the solicitation and/or contract number; (3) Include an original signed by the protester or the protester's representative and at least one copy; (4) Set forth a detailed statement of the legal and factual grounds of the protest, including a description of resulting prejudice to the protester, and provide copies of relevant documents; (5) Specifically request a ruling of the individual upon whom the protest is served; (6) State the form of relief requested; and (7) Provide all information establishing the timeliness of the protest. (b) Failure to comply with the above may result in dismissal of the protest without further consideration. (c) Bidders/offerors and contracting officers are encouraged to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures to resolve protests at any stage in the protest process. If ADR is used, the Department of Veterans Affairs will not furnish any documentation in an ADR proceeding beyond what is allowed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. 29. 852.252-70 Solicitation Provisions Or Clauses Incoporated By Reference (Jan 2008) The following provisions or clauses incorporated by reference in this solicitation must be completed by the offeror or prospective contractor and submitted with the quotation or offer. Copies of these provisions or clauses are available on the Internet at the Web sites provided in the provision at FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference, or the clause at FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference. Copies may also be obtained from the contracting officer. [Contracting officer shall list all FAR and 48 CFR Chapter 8 (VAAR) provisions and clauses incorporated by reference that must be completed by the offeror or prospective contractor and submitted with the quotation or offer.] 30. 852.270-1 Representatives Of Contracting Officers (Jan 2008) The contracting officer reserves the right to designate representatives to act for him/her in furnishing technical guidance and advice or generally monitor the work to be performed under this contract. Such designation will be in writing and will define the scope and limitation of the designee's authority. A copy of the designation shall be furnished to the contractor. (End of Provision)
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