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Consultant Engineering Services

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published April 14, 2015  -  Deadline May 15, 2015
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 12.6 - Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items and supplemental information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Offerors are responsible for monitoring this site for the release of any amendments or other pertinent information. Simplified procurement procedures will be used for this acquisition per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13.5 -- Test Program for Certain Commercial Items. The Naval Research Laboratory has a requirement for Consultant Engineering Services in accordance with the Specifications. The solicitation number is N00173-15-Q-0197, and it is being issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). This is an Unrestricted Procurement. Detailed specifications are attached to this posting. Contract Type: A single firm fixed priced contract award will be made on a competitive best value basis, using "tradeoff" among cost/price and non-cost/price factors. This strategy will allow the Government to elect to award to other than the lowest priced Offeror, or other than the highest technically rated Offeror. If the award is made to the superior technical Offeror, then a cost/technical tradeoff will have to be determined and qualified. Evaluation Criteria: Evaluation criteria are: Technical (technical approach, management plan) Past Performance Cost/Price The non-price factors, when combined, are significantly more important than the cost. This notice will close on May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm local time, Washington D.C. Earlier submission is acceptable. Instructions for preparing and submitting proposals is included in the attachments to this notice. Questions concerning this solicitation many be emailed to the Contracting Officer at patricia.willis@nrl.navy.mil. Please no phone calls. Reference the solicitation number on all correspondence. Prior to submitting a proposal, Offerors must be actively registered in System for Award Management (SAM) per FAR 52.204-99, System for Award Management. Registration instructions may be obtained, and online registration may be accomplished at www.sam.gov. By submitting an offer, the Offeror acknowledges the requirement to be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract resulting from the solicitation. To be eligible for award, prospective Offerors must be registered in SAM under the appropriate business category and NAICS code. In addition, unless available via SAM (i.e. www.sam.gov). Offerors are also to include a completed copy of their Representations and Certifications as per the provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items.

MICROSOFT BADGED CONSULTING & ENGINEERING

Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation | Published December 21, 2015  -  Deadline December 31, 2015
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Solicitation Number: DJF-16-1200-V-MICROSOFTBADGED Type: PRE SOLICITATION NOTICE Synopsis: The Federal Bureau of Investigation intends to issue a Best Value Solicitation Microsoft Badged Consulting & Engineering Services. This acquisition is Full & Open and will be issued as Best Value Request for Proposal which will result in the award of one Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract. The Solicitation will be available on or about December 31, 2015 on www.FBO.gov. The Proposals will be due approximately 30 days later. The solicitation, including any amendments, shall establish the official opening and closing dates and times. The DJF-16-1200-V-MICROSOFTBADGED IDIQ will include Microsoft Badged Consulting & Engineering Services supporting the following products: Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Project, Microsoft.NET, Microsoft Sharepoint/Lync/Live Meeting, Microsoft Dynamics customer Relationship Management (CRM), Microsoft Windows Server and Desktop Operating System, Microsoft Office, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft BackOffice, Microsoft Enterprise, Software as a Service/Platform as a Service/Cloud. Places of performance are within the CONUS. All services, system updates, software updates, firmware updates or changes to the networks must be Section 508 and IPv6 compliant. The NAICS code for this RFP is 541512. The solicitation will be a Best Value RFP in accordance with procedures outlined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12 Acquisition of Commercial Items. Those firms that wish to be considered for award must provide submittals in accordance with instructions in the solicitation. The Security Volume will be due approximately 10 days after release of the Solicitation. All Offerors who wish to be considered for award MUST submit their Security Volume per the Instructions in the Solicitation. All Offerors and their subcontractors must each have an active TS Facility clearance at time of proposal submission. A single IDIQ will be negotiated as a result of the solicitation. On or about December 31, 2015, the solicitation documents for this IDIQ will be available via the FBO.gov website at www.FBO.gov under solicitation number DJF-16-1200-V-MICROSOFTBADGED. Your firm must be registered with the FBO website to download the solicitation documents. NO CD'S OR HARD COPIES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE. Downloads are available only through the FBO website. Offerors are responsible for checking the website frequently for any update(s) to this Notice. The Government is not responsible for any loss of internet connectivity or for an Offeror's inability to access the document(s) at the referenced website. To obtain automatic notifications of updates to this solicitation, you MUST log in to www.fbo.gov and add the solicitation to your "Watchlist." If you would like to list your firm so others can see you are an interested vendor, you must click the "Add Me to Interested Vendors" button in the listing for this solicitation. POINT-OF-CONTACT: The point-of-contact for administrative or contractual questions is Laura Mabe at email: laura.mabe@ic.fbi.gov. Please no phone calls. All questions must be submitted in writing to the above point-of-contact.

Consultative, technical, engineering support of the installation of a BSTAR V2 Bird detection radar system at Boston Logan International Airport

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | Published September 14, 2015  -  Deadline September 16, 2015
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In accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acquisition Management System (AMS) paragraph 3.2.2.4, the purpose of this announcement is to inform industry of the basis for the FAA's decision to contract with SRC Inc., via single source procedures. This procurement is in support of the FAA’s Airport Technology R&D Branch. The award will be for the procurement of SRC Inc. consultative engineering design and initial support services and supply of Rugged Enclosure for BSTAR V2 Radar. The FAA has and continues to conduct studies on the ability of specialized radar systems to detect birds on and around airports. In doing so, the FAA has recently procured two BSTAR V2 bird detection radar systems. SRC Inc. is the only commercial entity capable of providing the detailed engineering support and consultation on the BSTAR V2 radar system necessary for KBOS. Furthermore, SRC Inc. is the only company that supplies the unique rugged enclosure that is required to protect the BSTAR V2 radar from harsh environmental requirements. Accordingly, a competitive solicitation is not available for this procurement. The FAA is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals. The FAA is not liable for any costs associated with the preparing of a response to this announcement. Any questions or comments about this announcement must be directed to Stephanie Taylor at stephanie.a.taylor@faa.gov, no later than 12 p.m. (local time) on September 16, 2015. All inquiries must be submitted in writing. Phone calls will not be entertained. If you're viewing this announcement from a source other than Federal Aviation Administration Contract Opportunities (FAACO), visit https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/22475 to view the original announcement.

R -- MICROSOFT CONSULTING ENGINEERING SUPPORT

Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command | Published August 3, 2013  -  Deadline August 8, 2013
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Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific (SSC Pacific) intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order on a sole source basis to Microsoft Corporation. The requirement is for the purchase of Microsoft Consulting Engineering Supportl, Qty 1 Lot. This notice of intent is not a request for quote. A determination by the government not to compete based upon responses to this notice is solely at the discretion of the government. Questions by phone or fax will not be considered. Acquisition of Commercial Items under FAR Part 12 and Simplified Acquisitions Procedures under FAR Part 13 apply. The applicable NAICS Code is 541511 and the size standard is $25.5 million. The point of contact for this announcement is Cynthia Horriat at cynthia.horriat@navy.mil. To respond to this annoucement, you must be registered to the SPAWAR e- Commerce website at https://e-commerce.sscno.nmci.navy.mil and upload your inquiry under SSC Pacific/Simplified Acquisitions/N66001-13-T-6242. All responding vendors must be registered to the System for Award Management (SAM) website prior to award of contract. Information can be found at https://www.sam.gov.

C--A-E | REPLACE DAMAGED ROOFS | GNVL | BARKLEY CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA North Florida/South Georgia Health Care System | Published May 14, 2015
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This amended notice is issued to extend the due date for receipt of all required documents to Friday, November 7, 2014, 4:30 PM (Eastern). All other information presented in the original notice remains unchanged.

C--This is a notice of intent to award a sole source contract to Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers Incorporated for Blair Street Bridge design review and update.

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published June 10, 2015  -  Deadline June 26, 2015
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This is a notice of intent to award a sole source contract to Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers Incorporated (V&M) for highly specialized Architect-Engineering (AE) services to review and update their original design and perform Engineering during Construction services in support of Blair Street Bridge Construction. This work will require the AE firm to review and update the completed Blair Street Bridge design, prepare Engineering Considerations and Instructions for Field Personnel, prepare an Operation and Maintenance Manual, and submit a Design Documentation Report. V&M is the current designer of record and in order to maintain this status they must perform this review and update. It is against industry practice for an alternative AE to assume liability for another AE's design and this sole source contract will allow us to eliminate any issues with a second AE assuming AE liability for V&M's design. An alternative AE would request a lengthy review to verify the original drawing, equivalent to a redesign and a duplication of effort. While USACE will perform much of this review and oversight to ensure it meets contractual requirements, if design changes occur the designer of record must approve any changes or else they are no longer the designer of record. It is therefore in the best interests of the Government to obtain the services described above by procuring from V&M. This procurement has been approved for other than full and open competition under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1), Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1- Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements. The Federal Acquisition Regulations allow for the submission of capability statements from prospective offerors showing interest which shall be considered by the Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This is not a request for capability statements, proposals, bids, or quotations. However, the Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will consider any capability statements, proposals, bids, or quotations submitted by all responsible sources. Depending on the evaluation result of the capability statements, the Contracting Officer will determine if this sole source action is justified or if a solicitation must be issued to interested firms. A determination by the Government not to compete this requirement based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. No requests for capability briefings will be honored as a result of this notice. Interested sources who submit data are responsible for appropriately marking information if it is proprietary in nature. If you choose to submit information, please provide past performance and references regarding your ability to provide this Architect-Engineering service along with your statement of capability. The Government will not award a contract based on the information received, nor reimburse participants for information they provide. Information provided is strictly voluntary. Please email capability statements or proposals to Jamie.Davies@usace.army.mil. Telephonic inquiries will not be honored. The closing date for submission of capability statements or a proposal is June 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM Central Daylight Time.

F--This is intent to Sole Source procurement to E2 Consulting Engineers Inc. in support of the Science Panel for the Upper Mississippi River - Illinois Waterway System (UMRS) Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP).

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published December 8, 2010  -  Deadline December 12, 2010
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This is intent to Sole Source procurement to E2 Consulting Engineers Inc. in support of the Science Panel for the Upper Mississippi River - Illinois Waterway System (UMRS) Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP). E2 Consulting Engineers Inc. shall provide expertise in aquatic ecology and personal expertise in ecosystem restoration planning with an emphasis on determining ecological benefits for reach and system scale ecosystem restoration projects. E2 Consulting Engineers Inc. shall also provide information related to how various tools and techniques used to assess benefits have worked in other national ecosystem restoration efforts. The US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, intends to procure this requirement on a sole source basis in accordance with the statutory of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Service Will Satisfy Agency Requirements. The US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, intends to enter into a firm, fixed-price contract with E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc., 450 E 17th Ave Ste 200, Denver, Colorado 80203. The NAICS code for this procurement is 541620 with a size standard not to exceed $7.0M. THIS NOTICE IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE QUOTES and no solicitation will be issued; however, any small-business firm that believes it can meet the requirement may give written notification to the Contracting Officer. Supporting evidence must be furnished in sufficient detail to demonstrate the ability to comply with the requirement listed. A determination by the government not to compete this proposed contract based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Questions should be directed to Rebecca Costello ph: 309-794-5589 or email: Rebecca.M.Costello@usace.army.mil.

C--Physical Security Analysis

Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville VAMC | Published October 24, 2016  -  Deadline November 14, 2016
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DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the following services under project number 614-17-106 A/E to complete a physical security analysis. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330. Interested firms should submit their current SF 330 to jason.kinchen@va.gov. The SF 330s are due on November 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM Central Standard Time. The scope of the contract for design services includes professional architect-engineering (AE) services for planned FY17 to compete a physical security analysis project #614-17-106. This should be done in compliance with VA Physical Security Design Manual (VA PSDM). The intent of this evaluation is to provide professional consultative/engineering services to conduct a physical security risk assessment for all VISN 9 facilities for compliance with the VA Physical Security Design Manual (VA PSDM). To meet this requirement, all facilities evaluated must have a clear, defined presentation of their vulnerabilities and define proactive measures needed to reduce or mitigate such risk/vulnerabilities. To achieve this obligation the assessment requires the showing of fragile links of the vulnerabilities and a prioritization to enable realistic programs to be developed to undertake physical works to improve. The submitted SF330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: (1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services; (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; (3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; (4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; (5) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project; and (6) Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (7) Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (8) Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team The awarded A/E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. The awarded A/E firm is responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction. The NAICS code for this project is 541310. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, type in SF330 in the Find a Form block and click on search. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330. Interested firms should submit their current SF 330 to jason.kinchen@va.gov. The SF 330s are due on November 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM Central Standard Time. Use the following instructions for submitting your SF 330. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized in an individual solicitation, all responses to solicitations must be submitted electronically as described below.  Responses submitted in a paper form are unacceptable and will be returned.  Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to noncompliance with the terms of the solicitation.  You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail.  The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files:  When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. Other electronic format.   If you wish to submit an offer using another format other than described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation.   Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation.   Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. Subject Line:  Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation.  Use only one of the terms Quotation or Offer depending on the solicitation type. Size:  Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes.  Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by a Contracting Officer. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3).  Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free.  Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as unreadable pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprises at the time of submission of proposal. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz at the time of proposal submission will result in the offeror s proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition.  For the Department of Veterans Affairs, Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern : (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General.  (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement.  A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern s employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern s employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations:  That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

C--A/E Requirment for Physical Assessment and Survey Project # 596A4-17-104

Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville VAMC | Published March 2, 2017  -  Deadline March 16, 2017
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Page 9 of 9 Introduction: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for project number 596A4-17-104 that requires Architect/Engineering (A/E) Services for the Development of a Physical Security Risk Assessment and Survey at the VAMC Lexington, KY facilities and Community Based Outpatient clinics. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. ONLY THE A/E FIRMS RESPONDING TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BY SUBMITTING AN SF330 PACKAGE ON TIME WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR INITIAL EVALUATION. NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The A&E Services contract that is anticipated to be awarded will be procured in accordance with the Selection of Architects & Engineers Statute (Brooks Act - Public Law 92- 582), Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 36.6 and VA Acquisition Regulation 836.6 Mileage Restriction: This procurement is restricted to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) located within a 450 mile driving distance from the Lexington VAMC (Leestown Division) located at 2250 Leestown Road, Lexington KY 40511. The 450 mile restriction will be verified by using the shortest driving distance from the Lexington VAMC (Leestown Division) to a contractor s office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. This mileage restriction will be calculated using the following link: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Lexington+VA+Medical+Center:+Leestown+Division,+2250+Leestown+Rd,+Lexington,+KY+40511/@38.0735535,-84.5738379,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x88424390a264f1c9:0xf486f401abf109c9!2m2!1d-84.5387326!2d38.0735587 If said contractor s office is more than the 450 mile driving distance restriction to the Lexington VAMC (Leestown Division), the contractor s SF330 package will not be evaluated by the source selection evaluation board (SSEB) and will not be considered for award. This mileage restriction is in compliance with VAAR 805.207. Contractors are required to place the address that must be utilized by the contracting officer on the first page (cover page) of the SF 330 package. No other address will be utilized when determining said mileage restriction. Description: The Lexington VA Medical Center is seeking professional architect/engineering firms to bring VAMC Lexington, KY facilities and Community Based Outpatient clinics into compliance with current U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Physical Security Design Manual (PSDM) for Life Safety Protected Facilities requirements with the development of a Physical Security Risk Assessment and Survey. This project will require architectural and engineering services to provide professional consultative/engineering services to conduct a physical security risk assessment for the Lexington VA Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics for compliance with the VA Physical Security Design Manual (VA PSDM) (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/PhysicalSecurity/dmphysecmc.pdf). To meet this requirement, the facilities evaluated must have a clear, defined presentation of their vulnerabilities and defined proactive measures needed to reduce or mitigate such risk/vulnerabilities. To achieve this obligation the assessment requires the showing of fragile links of the vulnerabilities and a prioritization to enable realistic programs to be developed to undertake physical works to improve. It is the intent of the Department of Veterans Affairs to have the A/E fully survey, investigate, and document the existing space, and all systems necessary in order to gain the knowledge and insight necessary to prepare quality, accurate documents in a professional manner to accomplish the following: Conduct Risk Analysis: The contractor shall collect information and perform an evaluation of each facility (VA-Owned and Leased properties) for compliance with VA PSDM by surveying the physical facilities / site to include perimeter (reviewing lighting, pedestrian ways, parking facilities, and other facility features), all buildings and facility security access Gap Analysis: The contractor shall compare the existing building conditions to the VA PSDM identifying gaps and/or vulnerabilities. At minimum, the contractor shall utilize the VA PSDM, VISN 9 PSDM Existing Medical-Related Leases (Life Safety Compliance Checklist) and/or VISN 9 PSDM Life Safety and Mission Critical Compliance Checklists to complete the gap analysis. The contractor shall review and edit VISN 9 PSDM existing Medical-Related Lease (Life Safety Compliance Checklist) and VISN 9 Life Safety and Mission Critical Compliance Checklists as appropriate to ensure coordination/harmony with VA PSDM. Corrective Action(s): The contractor shall develop appropriate as well as feasible corrective actions for each gap and/or vulnerability resulting from the Gap Analysis along with an order-of-magnitude estimate to correct each finding. All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73 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 Clause 52.236-2 (c) - Design Within Funding Limitation, 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. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330 to Matthew.Cox@va.gov. The SF-330s are due on March 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM Central Time (CT). Use the instructions located in Attachment SF330 Submission Instructions . In accordance with FAR 36.209 Construction Contracts with A/E Firms and FAR 36.606 (c) Negotiations, all interested contractors are hereby put on notice that no construction contract may be awarded to the firm that ultimately designs this requirement. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c) (3).  Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free.  Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as unreadable pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprises at the time of submission of proposal. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz.com 1.) at the time SF330s are submitted; 2.)when the proposal is received as a result of the solicitation issued to the most qualified firm; 3.) and on the date of contract award will result in the offeror s proposal/SF330 being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. The selection of the most qualified contractor will follow the guidance provided in FAR 36.6 Architect-Engineer Services, except as provided in FAR 36.602-5 Short Selection Process for Contracts Not to Exceed the Simplified Acquisition threshold. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request for SF-330s. 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. Contract Award Procedure: Before a small business is proposed as a potential contractor, they must be certified by VetBiz and registered in the System For Award Management (SAM) database. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE in VetBiz at the time SF330s are submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. Contractors shall be registered and have an active Status in SAM at the time of award. If a contractor is not registered and does not have an active Status at the time of award, the contractor will be determined non-responsive. The contractor, who is determined to be the next most qualified, may receive contract award. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. The review/design of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil, or other engineering features of the work shall be accomplished by architects or engineers registered in a State or possession of the United States, or in Puerto Rico or in the District of Columbia. The project drawings/design shall be in compliance with applicable standards and codes described in VA Program Guides and design materials. Master Construction Specifications Index, VA Construction Standards Index, VA Standards Index, and Criteria are available in the Technical Information Library (TIL) on VA Website address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/ . The awarded A/E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. The awarded A/E firm is responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction. The NAICS code for this project is 541330 with a small business size of $15 million. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, type in SF-330 in the Find a Form block and click on search. SELECTION CRITERIA: See Attachment Evaluation Factors for selection criteria. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. No material will be issued and no solicitation package or bidder/plan holder list will be issued. A solicitation will only be issued to the most highly qualified vendor. Electronic Submission Requirements: Unless paper offers are specifically authorized in an individual solicitation, all responses to this request for SF330s must be submitted electronically as described below.  Responses submitted in a paper form are unacceptable and will be returned.  Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to noncompliance with the terms of this pre-solicitation.  You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. Additionally, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail.  The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files); Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files:  When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater; Other electronic format.   If you wish to submit an offer using another format other than described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation.   Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation.   Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer; and Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to this SF330 request will be referred to as offers. Subject Line:  Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation; Size:  Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes.  Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by a Contracting Officer; and The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Point of Contact : Matthew Cox (615) 225-4577 E-mail questions to: Matthew.Cox@va.gov SF330 SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS To assure timely and equitable evaluation of qualification packages, offerors must follow the instructions contained herein. Vendors are required to meet all instruction requirements. Failure to meet a requirement may result in a vendor being excluded from evaluation. Vendors must clearly identify any exception to the instructions and provide complete accompanying rationale. Submit one (1) electronic copy in Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word. All electronic SF330 packages, including Part I, Part II, and other submitted attachments, shall be provided on standard letter size 8-1/2 by 11 inch paper, limited to a maximum of sixty-five (65) in total, single-sided, single-spaced, and numbered. Page one (1) begins with the front cover of the electronic submission. If more than sixty-five (65) single-sided pages are submitted, all pages after sixty-five (65) will not be evaluated. The font for text shall be Times New Roman 12-point or larger. Responses must be unclassified and any proprietary information provided must be marked accordingly. Cover Letter including company name, point of contact information to include phone number and email, DUNS number and CAGE code, address of office from which the majority of the design services will be performed, and the business type (large business, small business, small disadvantaged business, 8(a)-certified small disadvantaged business, HUBZone small business, woman-owned small business, very small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business). Submit a completed SF 330 Part I and SF 330 Part II. Please note, IAW FAR 52.244-4:Subcontractors and Outside Associates and Consultants (Architect-Engineer Services)(Aug 1998):Any subcontractors, outside associates, or consultants required by the Contractor in connection with the services covered by any resulting contract will be limited to individuals or firms that were specifically identified and evaluated up front. The Contractor shall obtain the Contracting Officer s written consent before making any substitution for these subcontractors, associates, or consultants.DO NOT SUBMIT ANY PRICING INFORMATION WITH YOUR SF 330. Pricing information will be requested prior to negotiations from the vendor the government determines most qualified for the project. Teaming Agreement identification: The prime firm shall provide a statement in the cover letter confirming whether or not there are executed teaming agreements in place for team members as part of the SF-330 submittal. The statement shall also list team members. (Contractor teaming arrangements are defined as (1) a partnership or joint venture between two or more companies or (2) an agreement for a specific Government opportunity between a potential prime contractor and one or more companies that are potential subcontractors.) Electronic packages shall be emailed to Matthew.Cox@va.gov no later than March 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM (CT). Final packages must be sent without password protection and cannot be provided in a .zip file. All offers will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. DISPOSITION OF PROPOSALS: The original proposal and related information will be retained with the contract file. All extra copies will be destroyed after completion of evaluations. EVALUATION FACTORS I. Submissions of completed Standard Form 330 (SF 330) received in response to this notice will be evaluated by a government evaluation board in accordance with The Brooks Act, Public Law 92-582, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36, and VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 836.6. Evaluation of past performance and experience may include information provided by the offeror, customer inquiries, government databases, and publicly available sources. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers may result in a firm being considered less qualified. II. Selection Criteria: Each firm must demonstrate their (including subcontractors ) qualifications with respect to the selection criteria listed below. SF-330s will be evaluated to determine the most highly qualified firm/team based on submitted SF-330 responses. Failure to provide requested data or comply with the instructions in this synopsis and SF-330 instructions could result in a firm being considered less qualified or eliminated from consideration. Specific evaluation criteria include: 1. Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 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. 3. Capacity to accomplish work in the required time. 4. Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Location of the A/E Firm and professional familiarity working in the project location. 6. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 7. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. 8. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. EVALUATION CRITERIA The following adjectival ratings will be used to evaluate the documentation submitted. Excellent The firm s proposal demonstrates excellent understanding of the requirement and significantly exceeds performance standards. The firm has several strengths that will benefit the government. The proposal submitted has no weaknesses. Good The firm s proposal demonstrates a good understanding of the requirement and has 1 or more strengths that will benefit the government and any weakness of the proposal has little potential to cause disruption to the schedule. Satisfactory The firm s proposal demonstrates an acceptable understanding of the requirement, and the firm s proposal has no major strengths that will benefit the government, but also no material weaknesses. Marginal The firm s proposal demonstrates a limited understanding of the requirement, and the firm only marginally meets performance standards. The firm s proposal has minor omissions and demonstrates a misunderstanding of the requirement. Acceptable The firm s proposal demonstrates a misunderstanding of the requirement and the approach fails to meet performance standards. The firm s proposal has major omissions and inadequate details to assure evaluators that the offeror has an understanding of requirement. VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition.  For the Department of Veterans Affairs, Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern : (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General.  (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement.  A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern s employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern s employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations:  That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program. Funds are not currently available and funds may not become available; therefore, the VA will not be responsible for bid and proposal costs if the solicitation is cancelled because of a lack of funding.

C--Lexington VAMC Requires the Services Physical Security Design

Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville VAMC | Published January 10, 2017  -  Deadline January 26, 2017
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Page 1 of 7 Introduction: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for project number 596A4-17-104 that requires Architect/Engineering (A/E) Services for the Development of a Physical Security Risk Assessment and Survey at the VAMC Lexington, KY facilities and Community Based Outpatient clinics. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. ONLY THE A/E FIRMS RESPONDING TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BY SUBMITTING AN SF330 PACKAGE ON TIME WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR INITIAL EVALUATION. NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The A&E Services contract that is anticipated to be awarded will be procured in accordance with the Selection of Architects & Engineers Statute (Brooks Act - Public Law 92- 582), Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 36.6 and VA Acquisition Regulation 836.6 Mileage Restriction: This procurement is restricted to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) located within a 450 mile driving distance from the Lexington VAMC (Leestown Division) located at 2250 Leestown Road, Lexington KY 40511. The 450 mile restriction will be verified by using the shortest driving distance from the Lexington VAMC (Leestown Division) to a contractor s office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. This mileage restriction will be calculated using the following link: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Lexington+VA+Medical+Center:+Leestown+Division,+2250+Leestown+Rd,+Lexington,+KY+40511/@38.0735535,-84.5738379,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x88424390a264f1c9:0xf486f401abf109c9!2m2!1d-84.5387326!2d38.0735587 If said contractor s office is more than the 450 mile driving distance restriction to the Lexington VAMC (Leestown Division), the contractor s SF330 package will not be evaluated by the source selection evaluation board (SSEB) and will not be considered for award. This mileage restriction is in compliance with VAAR 805.207. Contractors are required to place the address that must be utilized by the contracting officer on the first page (cover page) of the SF 330 package. No other address will be utilized when determining said mileage restriction. Description: The Lexington VA Medical Center is seeking professional architect/engineering firms to bring VAMC Lexington, KY facilities and Community Based Outpatient clinics into compliance with current U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Physical Security Design Manual (PSDM) for Life Safety Protected Facilities requirements with the development of a Physical Security Risk Assessment and Survey. This project will require architectural and engineering services to provide professional consultative/engineering services to conduct a physical security risk assessment for the Lexington VA Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics for compliance with the VA Physical Security Design Manual (VA PSDM) (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/PhysicalSecurity/dmphysecmc.pdf). To meet this requirement, the facilities evaluated must have a clear, defined presentation of their vulnerabilities and defined proactive measures needed to reduce or mitigate such risk/vulnerabilities. To achieve this obligation the assessment requires the showing of fragile links of the vulnerabilities and a prioritization to enable realistic programs to be developed to undertake physical works to improve. It is the intent of the Department of Veterans Affairs to have the A/E fully survey, investigate, and document the existing space, and all systems necessary in order to gain the knowledge and insight necessary to prepare quality, accurate documents in a professional manner to accomplish the following: Conduct Risk Analysis: The contractor shall collect information and perform an evaluation of each facility (VA-Owned and Leased properties) for compliance with VA PSDM by surveying the physical facilities / site to include perimeter (reviewing lighting, pedestrian ways, parking facilities, and other facility features), all buildings and facility security access Gap Analysis: The contractor shall compare the existing building conditions to the VA PSDM identifying gaps and/or vulnerabilities. At minimum, the contractor shall utilize the VA PSDM, VISN 9 PSDM Existing Medical-Related Leases (Life Safety Compliance Checklist) and/or VISN 9 PSDM Life Safety and Mission Critical Compliance Checklists to complete the gap analysis. The contractor shall review and edit VISN 9 PSDM existing Medical-Related Lease (Life Safety Compliance Checklist) and VISN 9 Life Safety and Mission Critical Compliance Checklists as appropriate to ensure coordination/harmony with VA PSDM. Corrective Action(s): The contractor shall develop appropriate as well as feasible corrective actions for each gap and/or vulnerability resulting from the Gap Analysis along with an order-of-magnitude estimate to correct each finding. All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73 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 Clause 52.236-2 (c) - Design Within Funding Limitation, 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. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330 to Matthew.Cox@va.gov. The SF-330s are due on January 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM Central Time (CT). Use the instructions located in Attachment SF330 Submission Instructions . In accordance with FAR 36.209 Construction Contracts with A/E Firms and FAR 36.606 (c) Negotiations, all interested contractors are hereby put on notice that no construction contract may be awarded to the firm that ultimately designs this requirement. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c) (3).  Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free.  Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as unreadable pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprises at the time of submission of proposal. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz.com 1.) at the time SF330s are submitted; 2.)when the proposal is received as a result of the solicitation issued to the most qualified firm; 3.) and on the date of contract award will result in the offeror s proposal/SF330 being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. The selection of the most qualified contractor will follow the guidance provided in FAR 36.6 Architect-Engineer Services, except as provided in FAR 36.602-5 Short Selection Process for Contracts Not to Exceed the Simplified Acquisition threshold. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request for SF-330s. 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. Contract Award Procedure: Before a small business is proposed as a potential contractor, they must be certified by VetBiz and registered in the System For Award Management (SAM) database. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE in VetBiz at the time SF330s are submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. Contractors shall be registered and have an active Status in SAM at the time of award. If a contractor is not registered and does not have an active Status at the time of award, the contractor will be determined non-responsive. The contractor, who is determined to be the next most qualified, may receive contract award. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. The review/design of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil, or other engineering features of the work shall be accomplished by architects or engineers registered in a State or possession of the United States, or in Puerto Rico or in the District of Columbia. The project drawings/design shall be in compliance with applicable standards and codes described in VA Program Guides and design materials. Master Construction Specifications Index, VA Construction Standards Index, VA Standards Index, and Criteria are available in the Technical Information Library (TIL) on VA Website address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/ . The awarded A/E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. The awarded A/E firm is responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction. The NAICS code for this project is 541330 with a small business size of $15 million. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, type in SF-330 in the Find a Form block and click on search. SELECTION CRITERIA: See Attachment Evaluation Factors for selection criteria. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. No material will be issued and no solicitation package or bidder/plan holder list will be issued. A solicitation will only be issued to the most highly qualified vendor. Electronic Submission Requirements: Unless paper offers are specifically authorized in an individual solicitation, all responses to this request for SF330s must be submitted electronically as described below.  Responses submitted in a paper form are unacceptable and will be returned.  Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to noncompliance with the terms of this pre-solicitation.  You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. Additionally, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail.  The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files); Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files:  When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater; Other electronic format.   If you wish to submit an offer using another format other than described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation.   Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation.   Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer; and Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to this SF330 request will be referred to as offers. Subject Line:  Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation; Size:  Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes.  Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by a Contracting Officer; and The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Point of Contact : Matthew Cox (615) 225-4577 E-mail questions to: Matthew.Cox@va.gov VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition.  For the Department of Veterans Affairs, Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern : (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General.  (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement.  A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern s employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern s employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations:  That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program. Funds are not currently available and funds may not become available; therefore, the VA will not be responsible for bid and proposal costs if the solicitation is cancelled because of a lack of funding. See attached document: Attachment 1 Statement of Work See attached document: Attachment 2 Evaluation Factors See attached document: Attachment 3 - SF330 Submission Instructions

C--621-17-112 AE Conduct Physical Security Risk Assessment Study

Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville VAMC | Published November 8, 2016  -  Deadline December 8, 2016
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Introduction: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for project number 621-17-112 that requires Architect/Engineering (A/E) Design Services to Conduct a Physical Security Risk Assessment Study at the Mt. Home VA Medical Center. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The A&E Services contract that is anticipated to be awarded will be procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law 92- 582), Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 36.6 and VA Acquisition Regulation 836.6 Description: The Conduct Physical Security Risk Assessment Study project will evaluate the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center campus, at Mountain Home, Tennessee, and all of its leased facilities, for changes needed to its general infrastructure. These modifications will improve the physical security protection of mission critical elements of this U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facility. Mission Critical facilities are those required to continue operation during a natural or manmade extreme event. This survey will provide expertise to review the current status of the essential buildings, utilities, and other site components vital to the core operations of the Hospital and supporting systems. It will also make recommendations and / or provide designs that will, in the future, bring the site s physical security up to Federal Government, Veterans Administration, VA VISN 9, and/or other applicable standards. The intent of this evaluation is to provide professional consultative/engineering services to conduct a physical security risk assessment for James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home (Johnson City), TN {approximately forty-one [41] buildings and/or structures}, and its leases {fourteen [14] buildings and/or structures}, for compliance with the VA Physical Security Design Manual (VA PSDM). To meet this requirement, the site that has been evaluated must have a clear, defined presentation of their vulnerabilities and define proactive measures needed to reduce or mitigate such risk/vulnerabilities. To achieve this obligation, the assessment requires the showing of fragile links of the vulnerabilities and a prioritization to enable realistic programs to be developed to undertake physical works for improvement. At a minimum, but not limited to, the contractor will complete the following general tasks: Conduct Risk Analysis: The contractor shall collect and evaluate information for the facility (VA-Owned and Leased properties) for compliance with VA PSDM. Gap Analysis: The contractor shall compare the existing building conditions to the VA PSDM identifying gaps and/or vulnerabilities. At minimum, the contractor shall utilize the VA PSDM, VISN 9 PSDM Existing Medical-Related Leases (Life Safety Compliance Checklist) and/or VISN 9 PSDM Life Safety and Mission Critical Compliance Checklists to complete the gap analysis. The contractor shall review and edit VISN 9 PSDM existing Medical-Related Lease (Life Safety Compliance Checklist) and VISN 9 Life Safety and Mission Critical Compliance Checklists as appropriate to ensure coordination/harmony with VA PSDM. Corrective Action(s): The contractor shall develop appropriate as well as feasible corrective actions for each gap and/or vulnerability resulting from the Gap Analysis. The evaluation team must include a certified physical security specialist as well as a licensed professional structural engineer who has specialized training in blast design and analysis. The security specialist shall have a minimum of five years experience in physical security design and shall maintain current certification as Certified Protection Professional (CPP) or Physical Security Professional (PSP) from the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). The security specialist must have demonstrated knowledge and experience applying security strategies, such as the application of CPTED, ballistic and forced entry requirements, and electronic security system design. The résumé of the specialist must be submitted to the VA Project Manager (PM), CO, and/or COR for review and approval prior to the concept phase of the project. The qualifications of the firm for whom the specialist works must also be submitted with the résumé. At a minimum, the structural blast specialist shall have a bachelor s degree in structural engineering or a related field and have formal training in structural dynamics and demonstrated experience with the accepted design practices for blast resistant design. The specialist shall have a minimum of five years experience in performing dynamic analysis in blast resistant design. The résumé of the specialist must be submitted to the VA PM, CO, and/or COR for review and approval prior to the concept phase of the project. The résumé must include a minimum of three projects during the previous two years with similar scope to the project being designed. The qualifications of the firm for whom the specialist works must also be submitted to the VA PM, CO, and/or COR. Digital copies of the as-builts are limited. The consultant will be expected to fully investigate and confirm the validity of hard copy as-builts and other drawings. This will include independent investigation of the VAMC s flat files by the consultant to determine and procure the information required for the complete design. All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73 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 Clause 52.236-2 (c) - Design Within Funding Limitation, 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. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330 to craig.ziegemeier@va.gov. The SF-330s are due on December 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Use the instructions located in section ten (10) below for submitting your SF-330. In accordance with FAR 36.606 (c) Negotiations, all interested contractors are hereby put on notice that no construction contract may be awarded to the firm that ultimately designs this requirement. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c) (3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as unreadable pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. The maximum number of pages acceptable in the SF-330 is limited to 40 pages. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprises at the time of submission of proposal. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz at the time of proposal submission, time of interview, and at time of award will result in the offeror s proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. The selection of the most qualified contractor will follow the guidance provided in FAR 36.6 Architect-Engineer Services, except as provided in FAR 36.602-5 Short Selection Process for Contracts Not to Exceed the Simplified Acquisition threshold. Geographic location of AE The area of consideration for this project is: AE firm must be within a 450 mile driving distance from the prime contractor s main office or official satellite office to the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Corner of Lamont & Veterans Way, Mountain Home, TN 37684. The official program used to verify driving distance is: Google Maps at https://www.google.com/maps. 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. Contract Award Procedure: Before a small business is proposed as a potential contractor, they must be certified by VetBiz and registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE in VetBiz and registered in SAM at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. The review/design of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil, or other engineering features of the work shall be accomplished by architects or engineers registered in a State or possession of the United States, or in Puerto Rico or in the District of Columbia. The project drawings/design shall be in compliance with applicable standards and codes described in VA Program Guides and design materials. Master Construction Specifications Index, VA Construction Standards Index, VA Standards Index, and Criteria are available in the Technical Information Library (TIL) on VA Website address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/. The awarded A/E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. The awarded A/E firm is responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction. The NAICS code for this project is 541330 with a small business size of $15 million. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, type in SF-330 in the Find a Form block and click on search. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below. Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services; 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; Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project; Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness; Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services; and Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. No material will be issued and no solicitation package or bidder/plan holder list will be issued. A solicitation will only be issued to the most highly qualified vendor. Electronic Submission Requirements: Unless paper offers are specifically authorized in an individual solicitation, all responses to solicitations must be submitted electronically as described below. Responses submitted in a paper form are unacceptable and will be returned. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to noncompliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. Additionally, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files); Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files:  When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater; Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format other than described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation.  Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer; and Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation; Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by a Contracting Officer; and The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Point of Contact : Craig Ziegemeier (615) 225-6409 E-mail questions to: craig.ziegemeier@va.gov VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern : (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement.  A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern s employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern s employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations:  That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program. Funds are not currently available and funds may not become available; therefore, the VA will not be responsible for bid and proposal costs if the solicitation is cancelled because of a lack of funding.
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