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National Consultant - Policy Analyst

UNDESA Country Office - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Published February 8, 2017  -  Deadline February 22, 2017
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UNDESA will support the Government of Colombia to strengthen national capacity for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of sustainable development plans and of progress against the SDGs, through Activity A1.3 of the Development Account Project titled Monitoring and reporting on sustainable development objectives, goals and targets: enhancing institutional capability in selected developing countries (1415 I - 2957-ROA).This consultancy will support the team of the Technical Secretariat of the SDG Commission in the technical and analytical capacities necessary for the preparation of the CONPES SDG Policy Document that will establish the strategy for implementation, progress monitoring and tracking of SDGs in Colombia.The consultant will be based in the office of the Departamento Nacional de Planeación, Bogotá, COLOMBIA.

Consultancy – Consultant - Senior Digital Support Specialist, BERA/CG

UNDP HQ/ BERA/CG - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Published February 16, 2017  -  Deadline March 2, 2017
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The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant who work as part of the online team in the Communications Group. He/she will contribute to the implementation of UNDP’s corporate online strategy, maintaining the UNDP global website on a daily basis but also ensuring that UNDP’s web presence can significantly be enhanced over time. As part of a small team, he/she maintains and/or improves the global website www.undp.org and supports country offices and other units with their online communications efforts. He will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Digital Communications, as well as the Digital Production Specialist,Details are provided in the Terms of Reference as advertised on UNDP job site VA # 70722.Interested bidders are requested to submit their application using the following link: VA # 70722 as per the instruction in the notice and using templates provided.

Independent Consultant Evaluation Services for the Liberia Energy Project

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published February 13, 2017  -  Deadline March 13, 2017
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INDEPENDENT EVALUATION SERVICESMCC-17-RFQ-0010
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 and Subpart 13.5, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.
This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
(i) The solicitation number is MCC-17-RFQ-0010. This solicitation is issued as a request for quotations (RFQ).
(ii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95 (effective January 19, 2017).
(iii) This solicitation is not a set aside.
(iv) Contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure are included in the solicitation.
(v) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) requires a contractor to perform an Independent Evaluation of the Liberian Energy Project which will close in 2017.(vi) Dates and places of delivery are included in the solicitation document. Acceptance is at the Government location and all deliveries are FOB destination.
(vii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial applies to this acquisition. Addenda are included in the solicitation.
(viii) The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. The following evaluation criteria are hereby included in paragraph (a) of the provision:
A. Technical Capabilitya. Sub-Factor 1: Staffingb. Sub-Factor 2: Technical Approach/MethodologyB. Past PerformanceC. Price(ix) Offerors must include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items, with their offer. See Section K of the solicitation.(x) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items/Alternate I, applies to this acquisition. Addenda are included in the solicitation.
(xi) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. See Section I for the additional FAR clauses that are applicable to this acquisition.
(xii) The contracting officer has determined that additional terms and conditions (MCC-specific clauses) are necessary for this acquisition. However, the terms and conditions are consistent with customary commercial practices.
(xiii) Offers must be submitted via email to Ms. Janet Carlson at carlsonj@mcc.gov with a copy to Ms. Jackie Naranjo (naranjoj@mcc.gov) by no later than 1:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 13, 2017.
Questions regarding the solicitation must be submitted via email to Ms. Carlson no later than 1:00 PM ET on February 27, 2017.
(xiv) For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Ms. Janet Carlson at (202) 772-6309 or carlson@mcc.gov.

Request for Proposals Economic + Urban Design Framework Strategies

National Capital Planning Commission, Office of Administration | Published July 21, 2015  -  Deadline August 21, 2017
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PURPOSE
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) is seeking proposals from interested Architectural and Engineering (A/E) firms,` in accordance with FAR Part 36, to develop economic and urban design framework strategies for the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor between the U.S. Capitol and White House.   NCPC will award a contract to the responsible offeror whose proposal conforms to this solicitation and is most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The designated NAICS code is 541300 for architecture/engineer services.
BACKGROUND
In 2014, NCPC launched the Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative to develop a new vision for the corridor that will guide near-and long-term physical, programmatic, and operational changes. The Initiative is led by an Executive Committee (EC) comprised of representatives from NCPC, the National Park Service (NPS), the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Government of the District of Columbia (including the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Deputy Mayor's Office of Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)).
Also, a Steering Committee of key federal and local stakeholders was organized to participate in this Initiative. After seeking input from the public and other stakeholders, the Steering Committee developed an Aspiration Statement to guide the overall vision, character and role of the Avenue. The NCPC and the other members of the EC are now exploring a path forward to update the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan.
Pennsylvania Avenue, including its public realm and adjacent land uses, was transformed in the 1980's - 90's through a major redevelopment process guided by the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (PADC) Plan of 1974. Since redevelopment, national security issues and a number of economic, real estate, and demographic shifts in the neighborhood, city and region have impacted the Avenue.
STUDY AREA
The study area encompasses the PADC Boundary and Federal Triangle, including the right-of-way, streetscape, parks, memorials and buildings fronting the Avenue between 3rd - 15th Streets.  While the Treasury Building and Sherman Park are within the PADC Boundary, this area will not be included in the study area. However, the study should consider stronger connections to President's Park and the White House to the west and the U.S. Capitol to the east, as well as north-south connections between downtown Washington and the National Mall.
Attachments are included with this solicitation.
SCOPE OF WORK
The goal of this Scope of Work is to provide the NCPC and the other members of the Executive Committee with information necessary to consider and inform a future update to the 1974 Pennsylvania Avenue Plan. The Consultant will:
1)	conduct a market analysis of current and future development conditions and projections to identify economic development strategies for future study; and
2)	Develop urban design concepts to identify activation, planning and design improvement strategies and a rough order of magnitude of costs and benefits.
Task 1 	Review Current Background Information and Develop Work Plan (Three weeks)
The purpose of this task is to establish a baseline knowledge of the study area; review available project materials; and prepare a work plan to carry out Tasks 2 - 5.
The plan includes interviews with stakeholders; meetings between the Consultant, Executive Committee (EC) staff, and/or the EC (meetings may occur in-person or via video conference as appropriate); status calls between the Consultant and NCPC's project manager (and, if necessary, appropriate EC members); and an urban design workshop.
The Consultant team shall be responsible for generating proposed strategies and the majority of support materials, reserving workshop venues (including any rental fees and/or permits), and leading facilitated discussions. Workshop/interview venues should be located in or within 4 blocks of the study area boundary and support a collaborative atmosphere. Deliverables should be provided to NCPC in both electronic (.pdf, .dwg, .doc, .skp, or others as appropriate) and paper (ten copies) formats.
Task 1.1 Review Background Information. The Consultant shall review related studies, plans, aspiration statement and existing baseline conditions to gain a general understanding of the study area. They shall also provide a preliminary assessment of the Avenue's existing economic and urban design conditions, and any missing information needed to accomplish Tasks 2 - 5.
Task 1.2: Develop Work Plan. The Consultant shall prepare a draft and a final work plan to execute Tasks 2 - 5, including a detailed timeline with key milestones and deliverables. The work plan should include a Steering Committee workshop as part of Task 4, and a series of stakeholder interviews for Tasks 3 and 4. Interviews may be consolidated to ask participants economic and urban design questions at the same time. Workshops and interviews should be structured to inform the deliverables.
Deliverables:
1.	A draft and a final briefing memo to the EC that includes:
a.	A preliminary assessment of the Avenue's existing economic and physical conditions for use throughout Tasks 2- 5.
b.	A request for any missing background information that may be needed to accomplish Tasks 2 - 5, as well as recommended sources for it.
2.	A draft and a final work plan, approved by NCPC, that includes:
a.	A project timeline outlining key milestones and deliverables.
b.	A stakeholder engagement plan.
c.	A workshop execution plan.
3.	The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings:
a.	One EC staff-level meeting to discuss the work plan.
b.	One EC kick-off meeting to present the draft briefing memo and work plan.
Task 2	Conduct Economic Development Market Analysis (Eight weeks)
The purpose of the market analysis is to evaluate the current and projected real estate market conditions and land use mix in the study area, as well as to consider how the study area is impacted by downtown, city and regional development. The analysis should identify the current and projected competitive advantages and disadvantages of the Avenue, considering private and public sector markets.
The deliverable should document and assess the current and projected market supply and demand for office (public and private sector), residential, hotel, cultural/entertainment, commercial/retail and institutional uses from 2016 - 2026. Tourism should also be considered. This information will frame the economic strategies in Task 3 as well as future economic studies, including a cost benefit analysis and a capital/operational strategic funding plan. The market analysis should begin concurrently with Task 1.
Task 2.1 Develop Market Analysis Report
The market analysis report should include information on:
•	Current and projected (through 2026) socio-economic / demographic / employment / tourism data for the Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
•	Current supply and demand and property value/lease data of office (public and private sector), residential, hotel, cultural/entertainment, commercial/retail and institutional property uses in the study area.
•	Major projects in the pipeline (conceptual / planned / under construction phases) that may impact the study area.
•	Projected (through 2026) supply and demand and property value/lease data of office (public and private sector), residential, hotel, cultural/entertainment, commercial/retail and institutional uses in the study area.
	What is the Avenue's economic potential from a density and land use perspective? What different kind of a land use mix may provide greater economic vitality for the study area?
•	Recent building/land use conversions in DC + the national capital region (gsf, uses, costs, lease/sale rates, etc.).
	General opportunities and constraints or conditions that may influence conversion decisions.
•	Destination catchment area for out-of-town tourists and local visitors.
Deliverables:
1.	A draft and a final market analysis report (including executive summary) as outlined in Task 2.1, including narratives, charts, diagrams, infographics, images and other written/visual components to explain current and projected market supply and demand.
2.	The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings:
a.	Up to three EC staff meetings to discuss the market analysis.
b.	Two EC meetings to review and assess the draft market analysis.
Task 3	Generate Economic Development Strategies (Four weeks)
The economic strategies will assess future opportunities, challenges, and approaches for improving the study area. To develop the strategies, the Consultant should consider the following key questions:
1.	What are the corridor's unique economic strengths, weaknesses, and assets within the city and the nation?
a)	How can the corridor further distinguish itself from other local neighborhoods like NoMa, Gallery Place, Golden Triangle, and Bethesda, as well as other capital streets (both national and international)?
b)	What are its competitive advantages/disadvantages?
2.	How can the corridor expand its economic/placemaking success from 1 or 2 locations (such as Market Square and the west end near the Willard and W Hotels) to the entire Avenue? Based on the city's economic goals and market trends, is this a realistic goal?
3.	What is the public (city and federal) and private development community's economic interest along           the corridor?
4.	Would an updated Avenue image/brand attract both national and local interest and investment? If so, how?
5.	What different approaches are available to harness the economic power of local residents, regional visitors, and national/international tourists?
6.	What additional economic information is needed to inform a future update to the Pennsylvania           Avenue Plan?
All strategies should outline the responsible party and action steps needed to execute the strategy.
Task 3.1: Conduct Stakeholder Interviews. Interview groups of select stakeholders to discuss strategies to help reinforce the Avenue's economic health and role in our 21st century capital.
Task 3.2: Develop Economic Development Strategies. Upon completion of the draft market analysis and stakeholder interviews, develop a draft and a final set of economic development strategies. These strategies should address the six questions listed above, identify responsible parties and action steps needed to execute the strategy, and help assess the corridor's economic potential as the Executive Committee develops a path forward to update the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan.
Deliverables:
1.	A draft and a final meeting agenda for the stakeholder interviews, including key questions and desired outcomes.
2.	All materials and background information necessary to accomplish stakeholder interviews, and identification of party responsible for generating the materials (for example, a map identifying vacant ground-floor retail space).
3.	Meeting minutes from each stakeholder interview, including a summary of key take-aways.
4.	A draft and a final internal report (including executive summary) of economic development strategies based upon the six questions listed in Task 3 to improve the Avenue's economic vitality. The report should include narratives, charts, diagrams, infographics, images and other written/visual components to explain the strategies.
5.	A presentation (PowerPoint, .pdf or equivalent) of strategies to the Executive Committee.
6.	The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings:
a.	Up to three EC staff meetings to discuss the market analysis and economic strategies.
b.	Stakeholder interviews as determined in Task 3.1.
c.	Two EC meetings to review and assess the economic strategies.
Task 4	Conduct Urban Design Workshop and Develop Framework Strategies (Eight weeks)
The Consultant will develop urban design and activation strategies that explore a range of physical and programmatic improvements in the study area. This Task will provide an analysis of urban design and activation issues and identify programmatic and physical improvements. Urban design and activation components to be examined include: buildings and their land uses; the multi-modal transportation network; the public realm, including the streetscape, parks, and commemorative elements; and activities (both planned and spontaneous) along the Avenue. Seven key questions to analyze and help guide this Task are listed below.
1.	How can Pennsylvania Avenue simultaneously fulfill its national symbolic/ceremonial role and maintain a sense of historic continuity while establishing a stronger local sense of place with a unique neighborhood identity?
a.	What narratives or themes (social, cultural, environmental, innovation, history, etc.) might the Avenue leverage to develop a brand illustrating its local and national roles in the nation's capital?
2.	How could a right-of-way reallocation (both on a temporary and long-term basis) improve circulation, accommodate future mobility/public realm needs, and encourage a greater amount of activity?
3.	How could buildings on both sides of the Avenue more effectively connect their ground floor uses (office and residential lobbies, retail, etc.) with the adjacent sidewalks, parks and plazas?
a.	What tools and strategies are available to develop a better interface between indoor and outdoor uses to better activate the space to create a place?
4.	How might new sustainability and security elements better integrate into the corridor's buildings and public realm? What benefits and challenges would they bring?
5.	What physical and/or programmatic strategies will improve linkages and remove north/south barriers between Downtown and the National Mall to attract more people here? How can the Federal Triangle serve a more effective role in these connections?
6.	How can land uses (residential, office, cultural, etc.) and special events become more compatible (including location, special event themes, traffic functions, security, etc.)?
7.	What can be done to physically and programmatically accommodate use of the Avenue for more day-to-day and community-based activities such as health and wellness, recreation, and smaller, informal gatherings typical of urban streets?
Task 4.1: Analyze Urban Design and Activity Issues. Based on the Task 1 briefing memo and seven questions listed above, analyze and diagram the urban design and activation challenges and opportunities in the study area and area of influence.
Task 4.2: Conduct Steering Committee Workshop. This workshop should provide a range of urban design improvements (including physical and programmatic elements) to help reinforce the Avenue's future character and role in our 21st century capital. Given the size of the group (approximately 50 participants), breakout sessions should be included. The workshop should not exceed 6 hours.
Task 4.3: Conduct Stakeholder Interviews. Similar to Task 3.1, select stakeholders should convene to discuss strategies to frame the Avenue's character and role in our 21st century capital. Given the number of stakeholders, multiple breakout sessions should be considered. Interviews should not exceed 2 hours. Tasks 4.3 and 3.1 may be combined for efficiency where appropriate.
Task 4.4: Generate, Refine and Finalize Framework Strategies. Framework strategies should include both design-based (diagrams, sections, plans and/or models) and descriptive components that answer the seven questions listed above.
Deliverables:
1.	Draft and final meeting agendas for the workshops and interviews, including key questions and desired outcomes.
2.	All materials and background information necessary to accomplish interviews and workshops, and identification of party responsible for generating the materials (for example, a map identifying vacant ground-floor retail space may be needed, and could be generated by NCPC).
3.	Meeting minutes from each workshop and stakeholder interview, including a recap of key takeaways.
4.	A draft and final internal report (including executive summary) of urban design framework strategies based upon the seven questions listed in Task 4 to frame the Avenue's character and role. The report should include narratives, plans, sections, charts, diagrams, infographics, images and other written/visual components to explain the strategies.
5.	A final presentation (PowerPoint, .pdf or equivalent) of strategies to the Executive Committee.
6.	The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings:
a.	Up to four (4) EC staff meetings to discuss the analysis and framework strategies.
b.	Stakeholder interviews and one (1) Steering Committee workshop
c.	Three (3) EC meetings to frame the Steering Committee workshop and discuss the assessment and development of the urban design framework strategies.
Task 5     Develop Initial and Draft Urban Design Concepts (Twelve weeks)
Based on the information gained from Phase I of this scope of work, as well as additional workshops/charrettes and feedback through the Executive Committee, Steering Committee, stakeholders and general public, prepare three (3) initial and three (3) draft concepts to help frame and guide the scope to update the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan.
Concepts may range from modest changes (improve maintenance of the existing streetscape/park elements, stronger programming, small to modest capital investments for ADA and stormwater improvements, etc.) to significant improvements (a reallocation of right-of-way use, building conversions and/or redevelopment, streetscape and park design, to land use changes, etc.).
Concepts should further analyze the economic development and urban design framework strategies delivered through Tasks 1 - 4 of this scope of work, and should identify a program to guide future changes to the Avenue, including the corridor's land use, density, transportation, environment, programming, circulation, and public realm.
The three concepts should include:
o	Physical plans, sections, diagrams and visual models illustrating changes to consider (permanent and/or temporary) to the right-of-way allocation (including streets and sidewalks), parks, and building envelopes.
o	Programmatic changes to consider (near- and long-term) that reinforce the concepts. These may focus on ideas such as formal and informal weekday and weeknight activity, formal special events, temporary urbanism and pop-up opportunities, outdoor public arts and culture exhibits, and/or other items recommended by the Consultant team.
o	Land use and economic changes to consider (near- and long-term) that reinforce the concepts. These may focus on land use mix, development density, building envelopes, and/or other items recommended by the Consultant team.
o	Analysis of how catalyst projects in the development pipeline (including Old Post Office, FBI, World War One Memorial, etc.) affect the future success of the Avenue.
o	Recommendations on updating the Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative's Aspiration Statement and PADC Objectives (if necessary).
o	Identification of additional information and/or studies needed before updating the Pennsylvania Avenue Plan.
o	A rough order of magnitude of capital costs and benefits for each concept, including:
o	The public realm (streetscape, parks, plazas).
o	Public and private development (buildings, building yards, etc.).
o	Infrastructure (stormwater, ADA, security, etc.).
o	Income and gap analysis.
o	Disaggregated cost-benefit analysis based on key Avenue stakeholders and location.
The Consultant team will work closely with the Executive Committee and its staff to develop the preliminary concepts. Upon completion of preliminary concepts, the Consultant team will gain feedback from the Steering Committee through a workshop, and additional feedback through public outreach, including online and in-person events. This feedback will then be used to develop the draft concepts.
Deliverables:
1.	Draft and final meeting agendas for the workshops and other public outreach, including key questions and desired outcomes.
2.	All materials and background information necessary to accomplish workshops and other public outreach, and identification of party responsible for generating the materials (for example, a map identifying vacant ground-floor retail space may be needed, and could be generated by NCPC).
3.	Meeting minutes from each workshop and public outreach element, including a recap of key takeaways.
4.	A draft and a final internal report (including executive summary) explaining the three draft concepts. The report should include narratives, analysis, plans, sections, charts, diagrams, infographics, images and other written/visual components to explain the preliminary urban design concepts.
5.	Preliminary and final presentations (PowerPoint, .pdf or equivalent) of initial and draft concepts to the Executive Committee.
6.	The Consultant shall participate in the following meetings:
a.	Up to six EC staff meetings to discuss development of the initial and draft concepts.
b.	Four EC meetings to frame the Steering Committee workshop and discuss the development of the initial and draft concepts.
c.	One Steering Committee workshop.
d.	One public workshop.
PROPOSAL GUIDELINES
All proposals must include the following:
a)	Brief statement addressing each of the selection criteria specified in the Evaluation section of this solicitation;
b)	1 - 3 page summary of relevant Consultant and team project experience;
c)	Statement of the offerors qualifications and 3 project examples of relevant experience;
d)	Two past performance references for this type of service;
e)	Detailed firm-fixed price estimate to perform the services, broken down by Task; and
f)	Offeror's Tax Identification Number and Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. Both numbers must be clear and legible.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Proposals for this solicitation must be submitted in writing by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on AUGUST 21, 2015. Proposals must be submitted via electronic mail to bizopps@ncpc.gov.  All proposals become the property of the National Capital Planning Commission and will not be returned.
PROPOSAL EVALUATION
The Selection Committee will use the following evaluation factors to select a Consultant:
a)	Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required service (firm's registrations, licenses and other professional affiliations or accreditations);
b)	Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required;
c)	Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time;
d)	Past performance on contracts with federal government agencies in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; and
e)	Best value to the government. This factor will consider the overall benefit received from the offeror's proposal in response to the services provided with cost being one, but not the sole, benefit to be considered.
The Selection Committee will also assess the Consultant's prior experience with:
1.	Urban economic development, including:
o	Market analysis and strategies for office, residential, commercial/retail, hotel, cultural land uses
o	Cost benefit analysis and funding strategies
o	Neighborhood scale redevelopment/revitalization
o	A significant public realm component
o	Multifaceted jurisdictional issues and operational challenges
2.	Urban planning and design, including:
o	Land use, multi-modal transportation, and environmental planning
o	Sustainable urban design
o	Public realm design for transportation, streetscapes, parks, and plazas
o	Historic preservation and culturally significant landscapes
o	Projects that serve a prominent or symbolic role in defining the character of an area, neighborhood or city
o	Programming of urban spaces, including:
	Activity areas and outdoor "rooms", including flexible, temporary, and permanent areas
	Planning and staging of national and local special events (such as demonstrations, marathons and parades)
	Ground-floor building use and activation (such as retail, cultural or educational uses)
	Formal and informal outdoor public realm uses (such as exercise classes or lunch areas)
o	Public and Stakeholder Engagement
	Stakeholder engagement techniques (interviews and workshops)
	Facilitation with public and private stakeholders
All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined are approximately equal to cost or price.
TYPE OF CONTRACT
This is a Firm Fixed-Price Contract.
OTHER
Prospective contractors shall be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR)   database (www.ccr.gov) prior to award of a contract or agreement.

C--Project #502-16-103 A&E Emergency Generator Replacement VA Health Care System Alexandria, LA

Department of Veterans Affairs, Alexandria VAMC | Published January 24, 2017  -  Deadline February 23, 2017
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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 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 and the applicable Small Business Size Standard is $7.5M.
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.
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.   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 $500,000 and $1,000,000.
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 Alexandria Health Care System 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.
Professional qualifications necessary for the satisfactory performance of required services; (FAR 36.602-1 (a)(1)) provide key personnel, it is expected that the individuals identified as key personnel will be performing tasks under the resulting contract. Include resumes for key personnel of proposed sub-consultants for all engineering disciplines: electrical, data communication, mechanical, civil, structural, environmental, interior design, LEED, commissioning and cost estimating.
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; (FAR 36.602-1 (a)(2))
Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. (VAAR 36.602-1 (b)(3))
Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; maintaining project schedules and project budgets. Cost control effectiveness and estimating accuracy. (FAR 36.602-1 (a)(3))
Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; (FAR 36.602-1 (a)(4)) be sure to include all past performance Department of Veterans' Affairs (include knowledge of VA design standards, technical manuals, and specifications)(provide no more than five (5) recent projects);
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; (FAR 36.602-1 (a)(5))
Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (VAAR 36.602-1 (b)(1))
Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (VAAR 36.602-1 (b)(2))
Describe in detail how your firm will conduct constructability reviews of construction documents; include interdisciplinary and specification versus drawings, details versus floor plan review process.
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:
Aleaxndria VA Health Care System
Network Contracting Office (NCO 16)
ATTN:  Gina Roach, CO
2495 Shreveport Highway, 71
Room 212A
Pineville, LA   71360
(a) All SF 330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the Solicitation Number VA256-17-R-0146.  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.
(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 1:00 P.M. (CST) on Thursday, FEBRUARY 24, 2017.  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 Nine (9) Selection Criteria in their SF 330 s and additional documents/submittals.
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.
PROJECT INFORMATION:
A/E Design Scope of Work
Emergency Generator Replacement
Project No.  502-16-103
VA Health Care System
Alexandria, LA 71360
Definition and Acronyms:
Pre Construction Risk Assessment (PCRA), Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM), Request for Proposal (RFP), Certified Independent Third-Party Safety Professional (CITP) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), The Joint Commission (TJC), Facilities Condition Assessment (FCA). Competent Person (CP), Contracting Officer s Representative (COR),Central Energy Plant (CEP)
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
The Architectural/Engineering Consultant (A/E) shall provide all architectural and engineering services necessary to prepare complete contract documents consisting of construction documents, cost estimates, specifications, drawings, and any other documents for bidding purposes and A/E construction period services as indicated to replace Emergency Generators 38, 39, 42 and 82 and corresponding day and underground storage fuel tanks.  These generators will be correctly sized as to not have to be load banked according JCHO / AWE requirements.
Work shall include, but is not limited to, the above detailed requirements which are to be considered a basic part/minimum requirement of this project and shall be fully developed by the A/E, discussed and resolved with Alexandria VA Health Care System staff.
The A/E shall schedule and conduct an initial pre-design meeting and field visit with the VA personnel consisting of: Engineering personnel, Safety Officer and other VA personnel as necessary.  The purpose of this meeting/field visit is for all parties involved to fully define and understand the Scope of Work necessary for the A/E to design and prepare complete contract documents for the replacement of  Emergency Generators 38, 39, 42 and 82.
The A/E shall perform any other necessary investigative work, i.e, meet with or communicate with VA staff regarding design layout. The A&E shall review the actual locations of work and verify information on drawings as accurate.
The design and resulting construction must, at a minimum, be in accordance with all applicable codes, (NFPA, TJC, NEC, UPC, UMC, ASME, ASHRAE, EPA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) publications, Master Construction Specifications, Construction Standards, Design Guides and Standards.
All design and work will conform to the current edition of the VA Master Specifications and VA Design Standards as published at the following site: www.cfm.va.gov; ASME, ASHRAE, OSHA, IBC 2009, IPC 2009, IMC 2009, NFPA and NEC building codes and standards.
Period of Performance:  The delivery date for this contract shall be 240 days from Notice to Proceed.
INVESTIGATIVE WORK:
The A/E, with the aid of VA staff is to perform all necessary testing and investigative work in order to adequately design the project.  Utilizing  as-built  drawings provided by the VA and design staff site visits, the A/E will investigate scope of required new construction.
DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS:
Design shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
VA specification guidelines.
Construction drawings
Construction cost estimate
Other necessary design considerations.
DESIGN Requirements:
Replacement of existing Emergency Generators 38, 39, 42 and 82 in accordance with applicable design and performance standards.
Existing emergency Generators Buildings shall be renovated to house new generators, and appropriate ancillary equipment.  (ATS, Day Tank, fuel pump water detection system, Cathodic Protection, ect )
Provide environmental soil sampling for petroleum contamination in areas adjacent to the underground diesel fuel storage tank.
Providing direction and design for the removal and replacement of the existing diesel fuel underground storage tanks located besides each generator building in accordance with State of Louisiana Article 7 CCR 1101-14 and applicable pending changes.
Providing direction and design for the removal and replacement of the existing diesel fuel above ground day storage tank located beside each generator in accordance with State of Louisiana Article 7 CCR 1101-14 and applicable pending changes.
All fuel storage tanks to have over fill protection
Design ATS s and Generator Controls to be BACNET compatible and connected to existing BACNET system
Bring Fire Protection System to current NFPA Standards.
Background Research Analysis
Commissioning Plan
Optimize Energy Performance
Project Energy Models
Metering
Enhanced Indoor Environmental Quality
Day lighting Plan
Improved Ventilation
Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide detection
Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials
Report on amount of recycled and Bio-based content used
Report on Construction Waste Recycling
Providing working drawings, specifications and Statement of Work for solicitation and construction.
SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS:
The VA staff shall have a minimum of 15 calendar days to review and coordinate each A/E design submissions.  If the VA workload does not allow for a thorough review within the 1 calendar day timeframe, the AE shall not proceed to the next design phase until comments have been received from the VA.  The AE will be entitled to a time only contract extension for the number of VA review days beyond the 15 calendar days.
The following specifies the documents, etc., required to be submitted by the consultant to the Contracting Officer for distribution for each scheduled review and the due dates for each submission.  Dates indicated must be strictly adhered to.
Working Drawings:
General
The Architect/Engineer shall design and estimate so that all applicable codes are met.  The A/E and their design teams will be required to attend a 0% pre-design meeting with the VA Health Care System personnel to outline the scope of the design project.  The A/E should be prepared to walk through the work site, take pictures, ask questions, take measurements, review as built drawings and VA specifications and gather any other pertinent information necessary to fully understand the scope of the design task.  The A/E will also be required to make a formal presentation at the 50%, and 100% reviews in person.
The A/E shall take written minutes of the pre-design meeting and all design reviews, in which he is in attendance and provide them to the VA Health Care System within two (2) working days.
The A/E shall establish a construction schedule.
The A/E shall prepare a list of equipment and material submittals required by this project as a separate specification section in the contract package.
In each submission, the A/E shall incorporate all materials, procedures, etc., specified and all revisions according to comments made by either the Health Care System, Regional Safety & Fire Protection Engineer or VA Central Office where applicable.
25% Review/First Review   25% Review required within sixty (60) calendar days after date of order to proceed.
Submittal Letter   Consultant shall provide a submittal letter addressed to the Contracting Officer stating documents submitted for 25% Review.
Specifications   Consultant shall provide (2) sets of edited, assembled and technical Project Specifications to the Resident Engineer to be used on this project.  Marked up standard specifications are acceptable.  The most current VA Master Specifications shall be used on this project and are available on internet: http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/spec.asp
Drawings   Consultant shall provide a full set of project drawings showing the Basic Plan for each discipline involved.  This shall include:
All drawings developed shall be detailed showing all utilities, services and sizes as well as other required construction detail.
Show complete plan views, elevation views, photographs, legends and other schedule information.
Also show complete details, notes, sections and locations.
Cost Estimate   Consultant shall provide a cost estimate to both the Contracting Officer and the COR and ensure that the following items are included:
Certification that the quantities have been checked and found to be correct.
All estimates shall be based on the most up-to-date working drawings available and shall be current as of the date of submission.
Materials are priced at the contractor s buying level.  Sales taxes, when applicable, will be added into material costs.
Cost totals should reflect labor and materials separately and should be formatted as follows:
Totals   Labor and materials for all branches of work.
Contingencies   None.
Overhead and Profit   A nominal percentage to reflect variation of trades, project size, competition, etc.
Total Estimated Cost.
This submission will be reviewed and one (1) copy returned to the Consultant.  This design will be reviewed for functional purposes only.  Technical accuracy and detail will be the responsibility of the A/E firm.
50%: A 50% Formal in person Review is required within thirty (30) calendar days from the date the Government returns their 25% Review Comments.
Submittal Letter   Consultant shall provide a submittal letter addressed to the Contracting Officer stating documents submitted for 50% Review.
Specifications   Consultant shall provide (2) sets of edited, assembled and technical Project Specifications to the Resident Engineer to be used on this project.  Marked up standard specifications are acceptable.  The most current VA Master Specifications shall be used on this project and are available on internet: http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/spec.asp
Drawings   Consultant shall provide a full set of project drawings showing the Basic Plan for each discipline involved.  This shall include:
All drawings developed for the previous reviews shall be detailed showing all utilities, services and sizes as well as other required construction detail.
Show complete plan views, elevation views, photographs, legends and other schedule information.
Also show complete details, notes, sections and locations.
Cost Estimate   Consultant shall provide a cost estimate to both the Contracting Officer and the COR and ensure that the following items are included:
Certification that the quantities have been checked and found to be correct.
All estimates shall be based on the most up-to-date working drawings available and shall be current as of the date of submission.
Materials are priced at the contractor s buying level.  Sales taxes, when applicable, will be added into material costs.
Cost totals should reflect labor and materials separately and should be formatted as follows:
Totals   Labor and materials for all branches of work.
Contingencies   None.
Overhead and Profit   A nominal percentage to reflect variation of trades, project size, competition, etc.
Total Estimated Cost.
This submission will be reviewed and one (1) copy returned to the Consultant.  This design will be reviewed for functional purposes only.  Technical accuracy and detail will be the responsibility of the A/E firm.
75%  75% Review required within Thirty (30) calendar days from the date the Government returns their 50% Review Comments.
Submittal Letter   Consultant shall provide a submittal letter addressed to the Contracting Officer stating documents submitted for 75% Review.
Specifications   Consultant shall provide (2) sets of edited, assembled and technical Project Specifications to the Resident Engineer to be used on this project.  Marked up standard specifications are acceptable.  The most current VA Master Specifications shall be used on this project and are available on internet: http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/spec.asp
Drawings   Consultant shall provide a full set of project drawings showing the Basic Plan for each discipline involved.  This shall include:
All drawings developed for the previous reviews shall be detailed showing all utilities, services and sizes as well as other required construction detail.
Show complete plan views, elevation views, photographs, legends and other schedule information.
Also show complete details, notes, sections and locations.
Cost Estimate   Consultant shall provide a cost estimate to both the Contracting Officer and the COR and ensure that the following items are included:
Certification that the quantities have been checked and found to be correct.
All estimates shall be based on the most up-to-date working drawings available and shall be current as of the date of submission.
Materials are priced at the contractor s buying level.  Sales taxes, when applicable, will be added into material costs.
Cost totals should reflect labor and materials separately and should be formatted as follows:
Totals   Labor and materials for all branches of work.
Contingencies   None.
Overhead and Profit   A nominal percentage to reflect variation of trades, project size, competition, etc.
Total Estimated Cost.
This submission will be reviewed and one (1) copy returned to the Consultant.  This design will be reviewed for functional purposes only.  Technical accuracy and detail will be the responsibility of the A/E firm.
100% review  A Formal in person review with two (2) sets of specifications, drawings and cost estimates are required within thirty (30) days from the date the Government returns their 75% Review Comments
Submittal Letter   Consultant shall provide a submittal letter addressed to the Contracting Officer stating documents submitted for 100% Review.
Specifications   Consultant shall provide (2) sets of edited, assembled and technical Project Specifications to the Resident Engineer to be used on this project.  Marked up standard specifications are acceptable.  The most current VA Master Specifications shall be used on this project and are available on internet: http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/spec.asp
Drawings   Consultant shall provide a full set of project drawings showing the Basic Plan for each discipline involved.  This shall include:
All drawings developed for the previous reviews shall be detailed showing all utilities, services and sizes as well as other required construction detail.
Show complete plan views, elevation views, photographs, legends and other schedule information.
Also show complete details, notes, sections and locations.
Cost Estimate   Consultant shall provide a cost estimate to both the Contracting Officer and the COR and ensure that the following items are included:
Certification that the quantities have been checked and found to be correct.
All estimates shall be based on the most up-to-date working drawings available and shall be current as of the date of submission.
Materials are priced at the contractor s buying level.  Sales taxes, when applicable, will be added into material costs.
Cost totals should reflect labor and materials separately and should be formatted as follows:
Totals   Labor and materials for all branches of work.
Contingencies   None.
Overhead and Profit   A nominal percentage to reflect variation of trades, project size, competition, etc.
Total Estimated Cost.
This submission will be reviewed and one (1) copy returned to the Consultant.  This design will be reviewed for functional purposes only.  Technical accuracy and detail will be the responsibility of the A/E firm.
Specification   consultant shall provide to the COR specifications, complete in accordance with the previous review requirements, with all review comments accounted for and ready for use as final contract documents.  Specifications shall include scope of work and phasing schedule requirements assembled with the general construction sections.
Final submission     after completion of all the 100% review comments and corrections, the final stamped contract documents will be provided to the VA upon request (within 30 calendar days) and shall include:
Submittal letter   consultant shall provide a submittal letter stating that the changes and corrections noted on the previous review have all been evaluated and incorporated in the documents submitted for the final submission.  List these documents:
Provide as a minimum a 700mb recordable disk containing digital drawings and technical specifications and two hard copies.
Drawings to be in AutoCAD and PDF format
The Combined Specifications to be in Word and PDF Format
The most current VA Master Specifications shall be used on this final documentation submission and are available on internet: http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/spec.asp
A final cost estimate based on revisions made at 100% review and cost estimate of bid items if required.
Totals   Labor and materials for all branches of work.
Contingencies   None.
Overhead and Profit   A nominal percentage to reflect variation of trades, project size, competition, etc.
Total Estimated Cost.
A final set of design calculations (where applicable).
A&E Design and AS-BUILTS only:
The CD case shall have the full name of the firm, address, contact phone numbers, Project number (station number, year, the number of the project) and Set 1 of  CDs if more the one CD is required, on the inside of the CD case only there shall be an index of drawings with page numbers and drawing numbers.
The CD face shall contain the same information as the CD case except  the index . The CD shall not have anything to unbalance it.
All information shall be neatly typed and legible without the aid if any type of magnifying devises.
All CAD data and project specifications shall be delivered on Compact Disk(s) (CD) 650MB or greater. All data files shall be organized using the directory structure (path) as outlined in the CAD Standards, Naming Conventions section of this document. All files shall be free of corrupted or unusable data.
All CAD data shall be supplied in the latest version of the translation format, DWG. The contractor will be responsible for ensuring that all files shall translate to the VAHS's target CAD system, AutoCAD version 14 but not greater than AutoCAD 2011.
The A&E shall ensure a separate layer identified as SQUARE FOOTAGE, with the length, width, and square footage of all mechanical, office, and patient area, corridors, etc. this layer shall have the total of existing renovated space, total of new construction and the total square footage of the entire renovated area.
PRE-BID CONFERENCE   the A/E is required to attend the pre-bid conference, which will be scheduled by the VAHCS, contracting and procurement section, prior to the bid opening date for the purpose of answering questions and clarifying the project specifications and drawings with prospective bidders.  The project site will also be visited to verify existing field conditions and dimensions.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING   the A/E is required to attend the pre-construction meeting for the project which will be scheduled by the VAHCS, Alexandria, LA for the purpose of answering questions and clarifying the bid documents, etc., with the contractor. The A/E is to provide two (2) complete sets of contract drawings and specifications to the construction contractor at this meeting. The A/E shall take written minutes of the pre-construction meeting and provide the VA Health Care System with them within five (5) working days.
CONSTRUCTION PERIOD SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
Review of submittals   Consultant shall review all material submittals, shop drawings and test reports.  Reviews shall be completed and submittals returned to the resident engineer with 15 calendar days from receipt of request.
Review analysis of change order and costs   consultant shall provide prompt response when contacted by resident engineer to review and provide analysis of change orders and costs.
Site visits   consultant shall provide bi-monthly site visits throughout the duration of construction activities and one (1) final inspection for the project.  (Please include price for additional site visits should they be desired by resident engineer.)  The architect/engineer will also make a written inspection report within two (2) working days after each site inspection.
One set of drawings / Markup Drawings shall be on site or in Job shack with all documented changes to the project. Must be legible and ready at any time for the COR to review while in the area. Once completion of construction this set of drawing will be turned into the COR so it can be given to the A&E to make all changes and create the final set of  AS- BUILT   drawings. In accordance with Alexandria VA Healthcare Systems Computer Aided and Drafting Standards.
MISCELLANEOUS:
Following approval of the final (100%) review material, the A/E will provide the government with electronic sets of the approved contract, drawings and specifications.  Drawings shall be furnished in AutoCad® 2015 electronic format and one set of drawings in .pdf for distribution.  The specifications shall include those sections prepared and edited by the Contracting Officer and shall be furnished in MS Word format. Specifications shall be of the most recent version on the VA Master Specifications TIL
A/E will provide additional services as outlined in Special Provisions (Architect-Engineer Contract) including construction period services, site surveys, as-built drawings, etc.
Design to be in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local codes (ASCE, ASME, ASHRAE, NFPA, JCAHO, OSHA, VA design guides and Master Specifications, etc.).
Design shall be in accordance with Program Guide, PG-18-15, Volume C of the TIL.
The C&A requirements do not apply, and that a Security Accreditation Package is not require

Gender and Social Inclusion for Mongolia and other countries

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published February 15, 2017  -  Deadline March 8, 2017
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Gender and Social Inclusion for Mongolia and other countries
Solicitation: MCC-17-RFQ-0038
1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-17-RFQ-0038 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html
2) The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15 million.
3) FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation. NOTE: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, (Alt I) is attached.
4) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov.
5) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DIRECT WITH MCC. PLEASE VISIT: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined FOR INFORMATION REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Note: MCC will assist the consultant in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc., therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAMS) is not required.
6) Description of Services: The purpose of this consultancy is to support MCC's Social and Gender Inclusion staff with research, analysis, reviews and advice in support of ensuring the appropriate integration of social and gender perspectives and data into compact development and implementation for Mongolia and other countries, upon request.
7) This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered.
8) The Government will award an order to the responsible independent consultant(s) whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If found advantageous, the Government reserves the right to make more than one award as a result of this solicitation.
9) The consultant shall perform the services in MCC-eligible countries, in MCC offices in Washington DC, and at his own facilities.
10) Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Candidates with preferred qualifications will be given additional consideration:
Technical Evaluation Criteria:
Mandatory Requirements:
The qualifications needed for this consultancy is to have demonstrated experience in the following:
• Minimum ten (10) years of experience in social and gender analysis and research, with a solid track record of preparing and producing analytical work on social and gender inequalities to inform policy and project planning.• Prior experience in Mongolia working on social and gender inclusion, and existing networks and relationships with key international and local organizations in the country. • Demonstrate excellence in writing reports, including social and gender assessments.• Good inter-personal and negotiation skills, and ability to work cooperatively and productively in teams with technical experts, government officials, community organizations, and other stakeholders.• Experience in planning and conducting public consultations with a wide range of stakeholders in government and civil society and analyzing and communicating results.• An advanced postgraduate degree (accredited Masters or Ph.D.) in sociology, anthropology, or a related discipline (gender studies, development studies).• Possess experience providing guidance and undertaking technical analysis on social and gender issues in project design, assessments, management plans, and in procurement and contract documents.• Exhibit responsible and flexible attitude and capable of managing a variety of tasks with minimal supervision.• Prior experience working with MCC is preferred, not mandatory
MCC reserves the right to interview the candidates.
Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years.
Price: The government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness.
11) Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for additional requirements for a period of 12 months.
12) Quote Deadline. Independent Consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST), March 8, 2017. Only e-mailed requests for additional information will be accepted at MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov by 11:00 am EST on March 6, 2017. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number MCC-17-RFQ-0038 AND description of ‘GSI Mongolia' in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to MCCConsultants@mcc.gov and oberoia@mcc.gov. The maximum file size is 10mb.
13) Exclusion of Quotes and Communications. At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to this solicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision.
After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors.
14) Quote Submission. The Individual Consultant shall submit the following document:
a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation; (2) Curriculum Vitae (25 page maximum), Microsoft Word file
b. Past Performance: Three professional references, with contact phone and email information, Microsoft Word file
c. Price: Complete the attached Bio-Data form (see attached) to include the independent consultant's proposed rate and salary history.
PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO ONE (1) DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS (a), (b), &(c) MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SEPARATE DOCUMENTS.
15) FAR 52.212.3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items shall be required from the selected consultant, prior to the time of award.
16) The following Clauses will apply to the resulting order: a. 52.249-70, Termination Clause b. 52.232-72, Limitation of Funds - Incrementally Funded Contracts
17) There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices.
18) See attached documents, (1) Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4, (Alt I); (2) MCC Bio-Data Sheet and (3) Statement of Work.

FBI Leadership Development Program SME

Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation | Published February 6, 2017  -  Deadline February 22, 2017
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 and FAR Part 13, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
The solicitation number is: OSCU-17-Q-0000284FBILDP, attached, and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ), for commercial items. It is the responsibility of the Quoter to be familiar with the incorporated provisions and clauses. The associated North American Industrial Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 541612 - Human Resources Consulting Services.  This acquisition is a Women Owned Small Business Set Aside. All responsible sources under the Women-Owned Small Business designation may submit a quote as outlined in the RFQ, which will be considered by the FBI.
The FBI has a requirement for (1) Senior Leadership Consultant Subject Matter Expert (SME), for the purpose of: Executive Leadership Consulting, Coaching, and Change Management Facilitation. The Senior Leadership Consultant SME will assist the Leadership Development Task Force (LDTF), which is an FBI Director Priority Initiative comprised of projects to develop current and future leaders within the FBI.
The basis for award is Best Value. Evaluation factors will be Technical and Price, with Technical most important. Technical includes evaluation of: Technical Approach, Key Personnel Qualifications, and Corporate Experience.
Quoters are advised to include a completed copy of the FAR provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, with their offer.
FAR provision 52.212-1, Instructions to Quoters Commercial applies to this acquisition.
FAR provision 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items applies to this acquisition.
FAR clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.
FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.
In addition, the following FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to this acquisition:
52.222-19 - Child Labor, 52.222-21 - Prohibition Segregated Facilities, 52.222-26 - Equal Opportunity, 52.222-35 - Equal Opportunity for Veterans, and 52.2222-36- Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities.
Additional FAR clauses included are:
52-217.6 - Option for Increased Quantity, 52.217-8 - Option to Extend Services, and 52.217-9 - Option to Extend the Term of the Contract.
It is the responsibility of the Quoter to monitor this site for any amendment(s) that may be issued to the RFQ.
Questions regarding this RFQ shall be received in writing, via e-mail to both: Contracting Officer, Deborah Foley (Deborah.Foley@ic.fbi.gov) and Contracting Specialist, Alison Lane (Alison.Lane@ic.fbi.gov) on or before: Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10:00am (EST). Please include in the subject line:  RFQ: OSCU-17-Q-0000284FBILDP (LDP SME Question). No phone calls will be entertained.
The RFQ closes on: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12:00pm (EST).  Contracting Office Address: 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC, 20535
Primary Point of Contact: Deborah Foley Contracting Officer, OSCU Deborah.Foley@ic.fbi.gov
Secondary Point of Contact: Alison Lane Contracting Specialist, OSCU Alison.Lane@ic.fbi.gov

C--Project Number: 502-17-103 Legionella Control And Monitoring;

Department of Veterans Affairs, Alexandria VAMC | Published January 25, 2017  -  Deadline February 27, 2017
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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 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 and the applicable Small Business Size Standard is $7.5M.
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.
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.   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 $250,000 and $500,000.
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 Alexandria Health Care System 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.
Professional qualifications necessary for the satisfactory performance of required services; (FAR 36.602-1 (a)(1)) provide key personnel, it is expected that the individuals identified as key personnel will be performing tasks under the resulting contract. Include resumes for key personnel of proposed sub-consultants for all engineering disciplines: electrical, data communication, mechanical, civil, structural, environmental, interior design, LEED, commissioning and cost estimating.
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; (FAR 36.602-1 (a)(2))
Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. (VAAR 36.602-1 (b)(3))
Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; maintaining project schedules and project budgets. Cost control effectiveness and estimating accuracy. (FAR 36.602-1 (a)(3))
Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; (FAR 36.602-1 (a)(4)) be sure to include all past performance Department of Veterans' Affairs (include knowledge of VA design standards, technical manuals, and specifications)(provide no more than five (5) recent projects);
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; (FAR 36.602-1 (a)(5))
Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (VAAR 36.602-1 (b)(1))
Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (VAAR 36.602-1 (b)(2))
Describe in detail how your firm will conduct constructability reviews of construction documents; include interdisciplinary and specification versus drawings, details versus floor plan review process.
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:
Alexandria VA Health Care System
Network Contracting Office (NCO 16)
ATTN:  Gina Roach, CO
2495 Shreveport Highway, 71
Room 212A
Pineville, LA   71360
(a) All SF 330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the Solicitation Number VA256-17-R-0211.  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.
(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 1:00 P.M. (CST) on Monday, FEBRUARY 27, 2017.  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 Nine (9) Selection Criteria in their SF 330 s and additional documents/submittals.
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.
PROJECT INFORMATION:
A/E Design Scope of Work
Legionella Control/Monitoring
Project No.  502-17-103
VA Health Care System
Alexandria, LA 71360
l. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
The Architectural/Engineering Consultant (A/E) shall provide all architectural and engineering services necessary to prepare complete contract documents consisting of plans and specifications, provide any other documents required for bidding purposes and AE construction period services, services for preparation of construction documents, cost estimates and other items as indicated to drill a 8  Water Well, design upgrades to provide redundancy to the existing Chlorination Building and design 3 Chlorination Monitoring Stations (1 in building 45, unit 45C and 2 in building 7 one on each the 2nd floor and 4th floor).
The A/E shall provide construction period services including  as built , responses to RFI s, and site visits.
Work shall include, but is not limited to, the above detailed requirements which are to be considered a basic part/minimum requirement of this project and shall be fully developed by the A/E, discussed and resolved with Alexandria VA Health Care System staff.
The A/E shall schedule and conduct an initial pre-design meeting and field visit with the VA personnel consisting of: Engineering personnel, Safety Officer and other VA personnel as necessary.  The purpose of this meeting/field visit is for all parties involved to fully define and understand the Scope of Work necessary for the A/E to design and prepare contract documents consisting of plans and VA specifications Legionella Control/Monitoring Project.
The A/E shall perform any other necessary investigative work, i.e, meet with or communicate with VA staff regarding design layout.
During the design phase, the A/E will coordinate with VA staff to obtain utility information to facilitate the design.  Otherwise, what is not obtained shall be surveyed to extent necessary.
A detailed estimate of construction cost (using RS Means, Cost Works) and Market Study/Survey shall be provided with each design submission.
The design and resulting construction must, as a minimum, be in accordance with all applicable codes, (NFPA, JCAHO, NEC, UPC, UMC, ASME, ASHRAE, EPA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) publications, Master Construction Specifications, Construction Standards, Design Guides and Standards.
All design and work will conform to the current edition of the VA Master Specifications and VA Design Standards as published at the following site: www.cfm.va.gov; ASME, ASHRAE, OSHA, IBC 2009, IPC 2009, IMC 2009, NFPA and NEC building codes and standards.
The A/E shall develop, execute and demonstrate that the project plans and specifications have gone through a rigorous review and coordination effort.  The A/E shall provide an outline of the actions that the firm will take during the design process to ensure a quality finished design is achieved.
Period of Performance: The delivery date for this contract shall be 45 days from Notice to Proceed.
II. INVESTIGATIVE WORK:
The A/E, with the aid of VA staff is to perform all necessary testing and investigative work in order to adequately design the project.  Utilizing  as-built  drawings provided by the VA and design staff site visits, the A/E will investigate scope of required new construction.
lll. DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS:
Design shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
VA specification guidelines.
Construction drawings
Construction cost estimate
Water Well Permitting Documents
Other necessary design considerations.
lV. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS:
Provide a Hydrogeological Assessment to determine the following information for the water well design and provide plans and specification for such:
Determine the location of the well.
Assure the water quality criteria to use for this drinking water well meet applicable local and state drinking water quality standards.
The pumping rate requirement for this well to meet the needs of the Alexandria VA Healthcare System shall be in the range of 250gpm to 300gpm.
The assessment shall provide a diverse array of information such as land surface topography, local vegetation, rock fracturing (where applicable), local geology, ground water chemistry, information on thickness, depth, and permeability of the local aquifers from existing wells, groundwater levels, satellite or aerial photographs, and geophysical measurements.
The well location will be limited by the need to keep surface transportation of the pumped ground water to a minimum, and access restrictions for the drilling equipment.
When locating this well the A/E shall consider the proximity of potential sources of contamination such as fuel or chemical storage areas, nearby streams, sewer lines, and leach fields or septic tanks. The presence of a significant barrier between such potential sources and the well itself is very important for protection of the well.
Once the well location has been determined, the A/E will submit a completed preliminary well design. A test hole will be drilled before well drilling to obtain more detailed information about the depth of water-producing zones, confining beds, well production capabilities, water levels and groundwater quality.  The final design is subject to site-specific observations made in the test hole or during the well drilling.
The overall objective of the design is to create a structurally stable, long-lasting, efficient well that has enough space to house pumps or other extraction devices, allows ground water to move effortlessly and sediment-free from the aquifer into the well at the desired volume and quality, and prevents bacterial growth and material decay in the well
Provide plans and specifications for new Chlorination Building. This work will include, but not limited to the following:
Add New Chlorination system in parallel with existing
Re-plumb existing chlorination system as a redundant to new
Re-wire electrical system in Chlorination Shed
Provide Chlorine resistant components
Provide new Chlorine resistant Door with window
Provide new Chlorine resistant water pump
Provide 2 new Chlorine resistant fans for shed ventilation; and balance
Provide Chlorine Gas Detection system
Provide Emergency SCBA gear and housing for building
Provide Tank Rack for Chlorine bottles
Provide plans and specifications for the installation of 3 Chlorine Monitoring Stations. These monitoring stations will be located at the following:
1 in building 45, unit 45C
2 in building 7 one on each the 2nd floor and 4th floor
On-line Chlorine Monitors shall be provided to continuously measure (specify free or combined chlorine residual) at the locations referenced in a and b. Each Chlorine Monitor shall consist of a direct measuring chlorine sensor, a clear constant-head flow-cell, 25 feet of sensor interconnect cable with quick disconnect plug, and an electronic monitor housed in a NEMA 4X enclosure suitable for wall, pipe, or panel mounting.
The chlorine sensor shall be constructed with a quick disconnect receptacle to allow easy sensor servicing or exchange. Chlorine sensors shall be supplied complete with at least 10 spare membranes, electrolyte, and a spare parts kit that includes all o-rings and special hardware.
The chlorine monitor shall be supplied with a pH sensor. The pH sensor shall allow free chlorine monitors to automatically correct the chlorine value for changes in sample pH to maintain measurement accuracy over wide pH swings from pH 7 to pH 9.5.
The instrument shall be powered by either 90-260 VAC single-phase line power, or 12-24 VDC. Either version of the monitor shall provide two isolated 4-20 mA outputs configurable for chlorine, pH.
The chlorine monitor electronic assembly shall provide a variety of functions as follows:
Provide user selectable display of PPM chlorine, process temperature, or PID % output on the main display. Main display variable shall be indicated with a minimum character height of 0.75  to allow easy readability up to 20 feet away.
Allow selection of operating ranges of 0-200 PPB, 0-2 PPM, 0-20 PPM, or 0-200 PPM. Display ranges shall be configurable by operators, or the monitor may be configured for Auto-Ranging. The auto-ranging function shall automatically switch to the display range that provides the best resolution for any given operating level.
Provide automatic pH correction of the measured free chlorine level based on input from an optional pH sensor. The pH compensation may be enabled or disabled by the user, and the pH value at which the correction factor is disabled (comp. stop value) may also be programmed by the user.
Provide the ability to use the 4-20 mA output for PID control. Proportional, Integral, and Derivative functions shall be user adjustable, and also provide for output hold when needed.
Provide output hold and output simulate functions to allow for testing or remote receiving devices or to allow maintenance without disturbing control systems.
V. SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS:
The VA staff shall have a minimum of 15 calendar days to review and coordinate each A/E design submissions.  If the VA workload does not allow for a thorough review within the 1 calendar day timeframe, the AE shall not proceed to the next design phase until comments have been received from the VA.  The AE will be entitled to a time only contract extension for the number of VA review days beyond the 15 calendar days.
The following specifies the documents, etc., required to be submitted by the consultant to the Contracting Officer for distribution for each scheduled review and the due dates for each submission.  Dates indicated must be strictly adhered to.
Working Drawings General:
1. The Architect/Engineer shall design and estimate so that all    applicable codes are met.  The A/E and their design teams will be required to attend a 0% pre-design meeting with the Alexandria VA Healthcare System personnel to outline the scope of the design project.  The A/E should be prepared to walk through the work site, take pictures, ask questions, take measurements, review as built drawings and VA specifications and gather any other pertinent information necessary to fully understand the scope of the design task.  The A/E will also be required to make a formal presentation at the 50%, and 100% reviews in person.
2. The A/E shall take written minutes of the pre-design meeting and all design reviews, in which he is in attendance, and provide the Alexandria VA Healthcare System with them within two (2) working days.
3. The A/E shall establish a construction schedule.
4. The A/E shall prepare a list of equipment and material submittals required by this project as separate specification section in the contract package
5. In each submission, the A/E shall incorporate all materials, procedures, etc., specified and all revisions according to comments made by either the Alexandria VA Healthcare System, Regional Safety & Fire Protection Engineer or VA Central Office where applicable.
50% Review  50% Review required within fifteen (15) calendar days after
conclusion of the 0% design meeting.
Submittal Letter   Consultant shall provide a submittal letter addressed to the Contracting Officer stating documents submitted for 50% Review.
Specifications   Consultant shall provide two (2) sets of edited, assembled and technical Project Specifications to the Resident Engineer to be used on this project.  Marked up standard specifications are acceptable.  The most current VA Master Specifications shall be used on this project and are available on internet: http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/spec.asp
Drawings   Consultant shall provide a full set of project drawings showing the Basic Plan for each discipline involved.  This shall include:
All drawings developed for the previous reviews shall be detailed showing all utilities, services and sizes as well as other required construction detail.
Show complete plan views, elevation views, photographs, legends and other schedule information.
Also show complete details, notes, sections and locations.
Cost Estimate   Consultant shall provide a cost estimate to both the Contracting Officer and the COR and ensure that the following items are included:
Certification that the quantities have been checked and found to be correct.
All estimates shall be based on the most up-to-date working drawings available and shall be current as of the date of submission.
Materials are priced at the contractor s buying level.  Sales taxes, when applicable, will be added into material costs.
Cost totals should reflect labor and materials separately and should be formatted as follows:
(1.) Totals   Labor and materials for all branches of work.
(2.) Contingencies   None.
(3.) Overhead and Profit   A nominal percentage to reflect variation of trades, project size, competition, etc.
(4.) Total Estimated Cost.
5. This submission will be reviewed and one (1) copy returned to the Consultant.  This design will be reviewed for functional purposes only.  Technical accuracy and detail will be the responsibility of the A/E firm.
100% review  Two (2) sets of specifications, drawings and cost estimates are required within fifteen (15) calendar days after notice to continue is issued by Contracting Officer or the COR and shall include:
Submittal Letter   Consultant shall provide a submittal letter addressed to the Contracting Officer stating documents submitted for 100% Review.
Specifications   Consultant shall provide two (2) sets of edited, assembled and technical Project Specifications to the Resident Engineer to be used on this project.  Marked up standard specifications are acceptable.  The most current VA Master Specifications shall be used on this project and are available on internet: http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/spec.asp
Drawings   Consultant shall provide a full set of project drawings showing the Basic Plan for each discipline involved.  This shall include:
All drawings developed for the previous reviews shall be detailed showing all utilities, services and sizes as well as other required construction detail.
Show complete plan views, elevation views, photographs, legends and other schedule information.
Also show complete details, notes, sections and locations.
Cost Estimate   Consultant shall provide a cost estimate to both the Contracting Officer and the COR and ensure that the following items are included:
Certification that the quantities have been checked and found to be correct.
All estimates shall be based on the most up-to-date working drawings available and shall be current as of the date of submission.
Materials are priced at the contractor s buying level.  Sales taxes, when applicable, will be added into material costs.
Cost totals should reflect labor and materials separately and should be formatted as follows:
Totals   Labor and materials for all branches of work.
Contingencies   None.
Overhead and Profit   A nominal percentage to reflect variation of trades, project size, competition, etc.
Total Estimated Cost.
This submission will be reviewed and one (1) copy returned to the Consultant.  This design will be reviewed for functional purposes only.  Technical accuracy and detail will be the responsibility of the A/E firm.
Specification   consultant shall provide to the COR specifications, complete in accordance with the previous review requirements, with all review comments accounted for and ready for use as final contract documents.  Specifications shall include scope of work and phasing schedule requirements assembled with the general construction sections.
Final submission     after completion of all the 100% review comments and corrections, the final stamped contract documents shall be prepared, and submitted upon request within fifteen (15) calendar days to Contracting Officer or the COR and shall include:
Submittal letter   consultant shall provide a submittal letter stating that the changes and corrections noted on the previous review have all been evaluated and incorporated in the documents submitted for the final submission.  List these documents:
Provide as a minimum a 700mb recordable disk containing digital drawings and technical specifications and two hard copies.
Drawings to be in AutoCAD and PDF format
The Combined Specifications to be in Word and PDF Format
The most current VA Master Specifications shall be used on this final documentation submission and are available on internet: http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/spec.asp
A final cost estimate based on revisions made at 100% review and cost estimate of bid items if required.
Totals   Labor and materials for all branches of work.
Contingencies   None.
Overhead and Profit   A nominal percentage to reflect variation of trades, project size, competition, etc.
Total Estimated Cost.
A final set of design calculations (where applicable).
A&E Design and AS-BUILTS only:
The CD case shall have the full name of the firm, address, contact phone numbers, Project number (station number, year, the number of the project) and Set 1 of  CDs if more the one CD is required, on the inside of the CD case only there shall be an index of drawings with page numbers and drawing numbers.
The CD face shall contain the same information as the CD case except  the index . The CD shall not have anything to unbalance it.
All information shall be neatly typed and legible without the aid if any type of magnifying devises.
All CAD data and project specifications shall be delivered on Compact Disk(s) (CD) 650MB or greater. All data files shall be organized using the directory structure (path) as outlined in the CAD Standards, Naming Conventions section of this document. All files shall be free of corrupted or unusable data.
All CAD data shall be supplied in the latest version of the translation format, DWG. The contractor will be responsible for ensuring that all files shall translate to the VAHS's target CAD system, AutoCAD version 14 but not greater than AutoCAD 2011.
The A&E shall ensure a separate layer identified as SQUARE FOOTAGE, with the length, width, and square footage of all mechanical, office, and patient area, corridors, etc. this layer shall have the total of existing renovated space, total of new construction and the total square footage of the entire renovated area.
VI. PRE-BID CONFERENCE   the A/E is required to attend the pre-bid conference, which will be scheduled by the VAMC, contracting and procurement section, prior to the bid opening date for the purpose of answering questions and clarifying the project specifications and drawings with prospective bidders.  The project site will also be visited to verify existing field conditions and dimensions.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING   the A/E is required to attend the pre-construction meeting for the project which will be scheduled by the VAMC, Alexandria, LA for the purpose of answering questions and clarifying the bid documents, etc., with the contractor. The A/E is to provide five (5) complete sets of contract drawings and specifications to the construction contractor at this meeting. The A/E shall take written minutes of the pre-construction meeting and provide the Alexandria VA Healthcare System with them within five (5) working days.
VII. CONSTRUCTION PERIOD SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
A. Review of submittals   Consultant shall review all material submittals, shop drawings and test reports.  Reviews shall be completed and submittals returned to the resident engineer with 15 calendar days from receipt of request.
B. Review analysis of change order and costs   consultant shall provide prompt response when contacted by resident engineer to review and provide analysis of change orders and costs.
C. Site visits   consultant shall provide bi-monthly site visits throughout the duration of construction activities and one (1) final inspection for the project.  (Please include price for additional site visits should they be desired by resident engineer.)  The architect/engineer will also make a written inspection report within two (2) working days after each site inspection.
D. One set of drawings / Markup Drawings shall be on site or in Job shack with all documented changes to the project. Must be legible and ready at any time for the COR to review while in the area. Once completion of construction this set of drawing will be turned into the COR so it can be given to the A&E to make all changes and create the final set of  AS- BUILT   drawings in accordance with Alexandria VA Healthcare Systems Computer Aided and Drafting Standards.
VIII MISCELLANEOUS:
A. Following approval of the final (100%) review material, the A/E will provide the government with electronic sets of the approved contract, drawings and specifications.  Drawings shall be furnished in AutoCad® 2015 electronic format and one set of drawings in .pdf for distribution.  The specifications shall include those sections prepared and edited by the Contracting Officer and shall be furnished in MS Word format. Specifications shall be of the most recent version on the VA Master Specifications TIL
B. A/E will provide additional services as outlined in Special Provisions (Architect-Engineer Contract) including construction period services, site surveys, as-built drawings, etc.
C. Design to be in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local codes (ASCE, ASME, ASHRAE, NFPA, JCAHO, OSHA, VA design guides and Master Specifications, etc.).
D. Design shall be in accordance with Program Guide, PG-18-15, Volume C of the TIL.
E. The C&A requirements do not apply, and that a Security Accreditation Package is not required.

FY2017 USPSOIG BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA)

United States Postal Service, Other Buying Organizations | Published October 5, 2016  -  Deadline September 30, 2017
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This publication constitutes the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (OIG) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), to solicit proposals from interested parties on a specific sub-set of OIG services. A formal Request for Proposal (RFP), solicitation, and/or additional information regarding this announcement will not be issued. All applicable solicitation provisions, instructions, terms and conditions are contained in this document. Specific clauses for any resultant contracts will be negotiated at contract award.The OIG will not issue paper copies of this announcement. The OIG reserves the right to select for award all, some or none of the proposals in response to this announcement. The OIG provides no funding for direct reimbursement of proposal development costs. Technical and cost proposals (or any other material) submitted in response to this BAA will not be returned. It is the policy of OIG to treat all proposals as sensitive competitive information and to disclose their contents only as necessary for the purposes of evaluation. 
Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. § 410(a), "no Federal law dealing with public or Federal contracts, property, works, officers, employees, budgets, or funds, including the provisions of chapters 5 and 7 of title 5, shall apply to the exercise of the powers of the Postal Service." Specifically, the OIG does not fall under the purview of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This BAA is intended for proposals related to professional, consultant and support services only, as further addressed in Section II. This BAA will remain in effect for one (1) fiscal year (October 1 - September 30), or until replaced by a successor BAA. The BAA will be issued on the Federal Business Opportunities website, which can be accessed through this link: www.fbo.gov. Proposals may be submitted at any time during the solicitation period, as further defined in Section IV. 
 

MCC PEPFAR Tanzania Country Program Coordinator

Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC | Published February 9, 2017
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See attachments for the complete detail.Country Program Coordinator for TanzaniaSolicitation: MCC-17-RFQ-00341. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information including in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation number is MCC-17-RFQ-0034 and is issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through the most recent Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments which can be found at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html.2. The North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) code is 541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services and the small business size standard is $15 million in total annual receipt.3. FAR clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. The exact text and wording of clauses and provisions may be obtained from the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The Government contemplates the award of a Time and Materials Order resulting from this solicitation.Note: An Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Alt. I Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is attached.4. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov.5. This announcement is for an independent consultant and is not for individuals seeking employment direct with mcc. For information regarding independent contractors, please visit: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Defined.Note: MCC will assist the independent consultant (awardee) in coordinating with an Independent Contractor Engagement Services Provider for payroll, travel, international travel insurance, etc.; therefore, a DUNS number and registration in System for Award Management (SAM) is not required.6. Description of Services. The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) are leading exciting worksupporting innovative approaches to ensure evidence-based decision-making for programs and policies that address HIV/AIDS, global health, gender equality and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. A $21.8 million "Data Collaboratives for Local Impact" (DCLI) program was launched in April 2015 and the first three projects are underway in Tanzania. DCLI is aligned with broader U.S. Government efforts to maximize the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance, and with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (Global Partnership), to provide a practical country-level demonstration of how the data revolution can enhance efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Country Program Coordinator (CPC) will be a Tanzanian national based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and will work with the Regional Coordinator, Managing Director, and Program Manager to keep track of and oversee key technical and administrative components of this Program. Specifically, she or he will contribute to project oversight, support day-to-day coordination with implementation partners, review draft deliverables and products, sequencing, planning and follow through on work plan tasks underway and any additional work to be undertaken within the proposed period of performance.7. The Position will report to the Managing Director of the MCC-PEPFAR Partnership located within the Sector Operations (SO) division of the Department of Compact Operation (DCO) and the Regional Coordinator who is based in the region.8. The MCC-PEPFAR Partnership, programmatically called "Data Collaboratives for Local Impact" (DCLI), is seeking to retain the services of a Tanzanian independent consultant to support the MCC DCLI team in providing programmatic oversight of the project investments in Tanzania.9. This combined synopsis and solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered.10. The Government will award a call order to the responsible independent consultant whose quote conforming to this notice represents the best value in terms of technical criteria, past performance and price. All non-price factors (technical criteria and past performance) are more important than price. If found advantageous, the Government reserves the right to make more than one award as a result of this solicitation.11. The consultant will work from her or his home office and/or as otherwise agreed with MCC.12. Evaluation Factors. Only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Candidates with preferred qualifications will be given additional consideration.I. Technical Evaluation Criteria:All mandatory qualifications described below in the Qualifications section must be addressed in a resume.I.1. Mandatory Qualifications:I.1.a. At least 5 years of demonstrated experience implementing and/or overseeing international development projects and programs. Preference will be given to experience with projects related to the use of open data and information and communication technology (ICT) to meet development project / program objectives, innovation, enhancing stakeholder engagement, program efficiency, mutual accountability and transparency.I.1.b. Demonstrated project / program management experience - including tracking work plans, milestones and budget as well as monitoring the implementation of an international development activity, preferably under a grant or cooperative agreement. Preference will also be given to those professional who have practical experience applying data and open data skills to international development projects and can therefore also occasionally provide technical assistance (capacity building) to support DCLI implementation partners in areas where deficiencies and/or delays are noted.I.1.c. Knowledge of international best practices related to the use of open data to meet sustainable development project / program objectives is preferred.I.1.d. Proven ability to effectively work cross-culturally and experience in collaborative planning and negotiations with high-level donor and/or foreign officials.I.1.e. Proven ability to anticipate, mitigate and resolve problems or conflicts resulting in practical approaches and solutions that are in the best interest of the organizations-MCC and Department of State's Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC).I.1.f. Demonstrated experience managing client relationships, especially in the context of grants management, banking, business development, or international development.I.1.g. Demonstrated excellence in compiling, editing, and obtaining information for comprehensive reports.I.1.h. Demonstrated strong inter-personal and negotiation skills, and ability to work cooperatively and productively in multidisciplinary teams with technical experts, government officials, NGOs, community organizations, and other stakeholders.I.1.i. Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) from an accredited university in information systems, business administration, management, public administration, finance, economics, or a related field.I.1.j. Fluent excellent written (level 4) and spoken (level 4) English and Kiswahili.I.1.k. Must be a citizen of Tanzania and willing to travel within Tanzania and internationally as needed.I.1.l. Demonstrated high level of motivation, personal commitment, and high ethical standards.I.2. Desired Qualifications:I.2.a. Demonstrated ability to collaborate remotely with staff project team members (in this case OGAC and PEPFAR interagency partners), as well as multilateral development institutions, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations as appropriate.I.2.b. Practical knowledge of operational policies, procedures and processes related to open data among the United States Government (USG), other governments, donors and the private sector.I.2.c. Demonstrated knowledge of procurement contracts, consulting services, and establishing and managing grants. Knowledge of grant and sub-grant management.I.2.d. Proven experience working with marginalized groups and/or community-based enterprises is preferred.MCC reserves the right to interview the candidates.II. Past Performance: Three to five (3-5) professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years.III. Price: The Government will examine the proposed rate for reasonableness.13. Evaluation Methodology. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of quotes and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each quote as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice and all quotes will be retained and may be utilized for additional requirements for a period of 12 months.14. Quote Deadline. Interested consultants are invited to submit their quotations in response to this notice by no later than 5:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on 01 March 2017. Late quotations will not be considered for award. Quotations submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number "MCC-17-RFQ-0034 "and the description "PEPFAR Country Program Coordinator for Tanzania" in the subject line and be signed, dated, and submitted via email to hollna@mcc.gov and leeae@mcc.gov. The maximum file size for the submission is 10MB.Only email requests for additional information will be accepted. All email requests must be sent to hollna@mcc.gov and leeae@mcc.gov by 2:00 pm ET on 20 February, 2017.15. Exclusion of Quotes and Communications. At any time prior to award, including upon receipt of quotes, the Government may exclude a quote from further consideration for reasons such as (but not limited to): non-compliance with instructions related to thissolicitation; the quote is not among the most highly rated; or the quote is not likely to be selected for award. The Government need not notify an offeror that its quote has been excluded from further consideration nor need it provide the offeror with a pre-award debriefing. However, the offeror will be provided post-award notification and if requested, a brief explanation of the basis of the award decision.After receipt of quotes, the Government will conduct an evaluation. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and issue a contract/ order without communications with offerors. However, during the evaluation process, the Government may, solely at its discretion, communicate with an offeror for any purpose, such as to gain a better understanding of the quote. As a result of such communication, the Government may allow offerors to submit quote revisions. If quote revisions are allowed, the Government may, solely at its discretion, impose non-common due dates for the revisions. In other words, the Government may elect to have a quote revision date for an offeror that is different than the quote revision date for another offeror(s). The Government need not conduct communications with all offerors. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, conduct communications with one or only some offerors. Furthermore, the Government need not permit all offerors to submit quote revisions. Rather, the Government may, at its discretion, seek quote revisions from only one or only some offerors.16. Quote Submission. Interested individuals shall submit the following document in English language:a. Technical: (1) Cover letter that addresses all technical criteria as listed in this solicitation, and (2) Curriculum Vitae in chronological order starting with the most recent position (10 pages maximum; must clearly demonstrate the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the Qualification/Evaluation elements listed above), Microsoft Word format.b. Past Performance: Three to five professional references with contact phone and email information, Microsoft Word format.c. Price: Complete the attached Bio-Data form (see attached) to include the applicant's proposed rate and salary history.d. Citizenship documents: A copy of the applicant's identification card with photograph (a driver's license, national identification card, or passport is acceptable).Please do not combine your submission into one (1) document. Documents (a), (b), (c), and (d) must be submitted as separate documents.17. FAR 52.212.3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items shall be required from the selected awardee, prior to the time of award.18. The following clauses will apply to the resulting order:a. 52.249-70 Termination Clauseb. 52.232-72 Limitation of Funds-Incrementally Funded Contracts19. There are no additional contract requirements(s) necessary for this acquisition other than those consistent with customary commercial practices.20. See attached documents, (a) Addendum to FAR clause 52.212-4 Alt. I, (b) MCC Bio-Data Sheet, and (c) Statement of Work.__________________________________________________Taylor J. WolfContracting Officer

Environmental Consulting

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 2, 2017  -  Deadline March 6, 2017
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Environmental Consulting for Projects witin the Northwest Division

A&E Serices for the Alaska Region

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published February 10, 2017
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THE SOLICITATION SHOULD BE POSTED ON fEBUARY 25, 2017 (SATURDAY)The USDA Forest Service Region 10 Regional Office is seeking qualified firms to provide professional landscape architectural and engineering services on an as-needed basis for Forest Service owned or managed lands and facilities located within the Tongass and Chugach National Forest.
SCOPE OF SERVICE: (a) It is the purpose of this indefinite delivery contract to secure, on an individual order basis, professional services for landscape architectural work. Civil, environmental, geotechnical, and/or structural engineering work, surveying, and/or graphic design work may be incidental needs of individual orders. (b) Work may consist of any or all of the following: land use assessment and development, circulation and facility planning, land surveying, siting, design, and presentation; preparation of construction documents; and construction assistance on Forest Service owned or managed sites and facilities. Typical sites and facilities will be recreation-related such as, but not limited to, camping and picnic grounds, toilet facilities, potable water, trails, boat docks, cabins, and wildlife viewing platforms, but may also include sites associated with other constructed features such as administrative offices, crew quarters, multi-use facilities such as small Visitor Information Centers with offices, staff housing, warehouses, etc. The work may be for development of new sites, construction of new facilities, and/or evaluation, renovation, major repair, or alteration of existing sites and/or facilities. Individual task orders may be for work located in sites that range from remote to urban. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) work may also be required. The work will require varying levels or resource analysis, field investigations, public involvement, interdisciplinary alternative development, analysis of public comments, and preparation of camera ready documents.Scope of work consists of any or all of the following:
TITLE 1 SERVICES: Assessments, studies, engineering reports, surveys, design narratives, site plans, preparation of conceptual and preliminary designs, liaison with other agencies such as State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), National Park Service (NPS), State of Alaska, cities and boroughs, etc.
TITLE 2 SERVICES: Preparation of construction documents for bidding and contract award (design drawings, grading plans, specifications, cost estimates, etc.).
TITLE 3 SERVICES: Construction inspection, site visits, consultation, review of submittals, and shop drawings, preparation of construction contract modifications, and other construction assistance as needed.
NEPA SERVICES: Scenery Management System analysis for construction of recreation facilities, trails, and other forest management activities.
The Forest Service anticipates awarding up to two indefinite quantity indefinite delivery contracts with a one-year performance period with options for four additional one year periods. Contracts will have a Not-to-Exceed value of $800,000 over the life of the contracts, including any option periods. Firms responding to this notice should be prepared to provide the full range of landscape architect and engineering services using in-house capacity or sub-consultant agreements. Work under this contract will be subject to satisfactory negotiation of individual task orders. The price of any single task order will be at least $2,500. Contract awarded will have a guaranteed minimum order of $5,000 for the life of the contract.
EVALUATION. Evaluation will be conducted in accordance with FAR Subpart 36.6. After the evaluation and ranking process, an IDIQ contract will be negotiated and awarded to the two firms ranked as the most highly qualified. If the Government and the contractor cannot come to terms and negotiate a contract agreeable to both parties, the Government will cease negotiations and negotiate with the next highest ranked offeror.
This solicitationis a 100% smallbusiness set-aside.TheNAICS is 541320 -$7.5 million.

TRIBAL CONSULTATION SERVICES

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published February 3, 2017  -  Deadline February 24, 2017
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The Billings Area Indian Health Service (IHS) intends to negotiate and award a contract for Tribal Consultation Services on a sole source basis with the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council, 711 Central Avenue, Suite 220, Billings, Montana 59102, pursuant to the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 13.5, Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items; FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items (41 U.S.C. 1906 and 1907)); 41 U.S.C. 3304(a)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1, "Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements"; and FAR 37.101, Non-Personal Service Contract. The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council is a joint tribal organization comprised of representatives from the Montana and Wyoming Tribes. The Council was established for the purpose of collaborating with the IHS to ensure tribal health priorities and goals are recognized and to involve representatives of tribal governments in IHS decision-making processes on all proposed, new and existing health care policies and activities. In accordance with Executive Order 13084, dated May 14, 1998, and IHS Circular 2006-01, the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council is the only organization in the Billings Area capable of: (1) providing all services necessary to schedule, organize, facilitate and record tribal consultation meetings; and (2) disseminating and collecting the information. The meetings will be coordinated with and attended by IHS representatives, tribal representatives, and tribal organizations from Montana and Wyoming. The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council will be responsible for travel arrangements, agenda preparation, hotel and motel reservations, and conference room and equipment arrangements. The IHS anticipates the award of a fixed-price commercial item contract for a base year with two 12-month options. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency.The solicitation is attached to this notice. Click on the hyperlink to view the document. 

C--A/E Design - A/E IDIQ

Department of Veterans Affairs, Columbia (SC) VAMC | Published February 2, 2017  -  Deadline March 7, 2017
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ARCHITECT-ENGINEERING (A/E) DESIGN SERVICES: The WBJ Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia, SC is seeking qualified Architectural and Engineering Firms for an Architect/Engineer, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (A/E, IDIQ), multi-discipline contract to provide professional Architect/Engineer (A/E) Services.  Tasks shall include architectural, landscape architecture, interior design, civil, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and structural disciplines.  This procurement may result in award of a minimum of two separate IDIQ contracts from this announcement.
The selected A/E firms shall provide professional A/E services for various VA projects as required.  A/E services shall include, but are not limited to design services to include the preparation of designs, plans, specifications, accurate cost estimates, commissioning, construction period services, site visits, necessary site investigation, as-builts and verification of as-built drawings, analysis of utility systems, necessary detail drawings and reproduction expenses, calculations, studies, surveying and mapping, tests, evaluations, consultations, comprehensive planning, program management, concept designs, value engineering, soils engineering, drawings reviews and preparation of operation and maintenance manuals.  Services include design submissions which may be at, but are not limited to, conceptual, 35%, 65% and 100% with updated as-built drawings on AutoCAD CDs, PDF files, and other related professional services as defined by FAR Part 36.6 that may be required.
To be selected, the A/E firm is required to have a registered Architect and Professional Engineer on staff.  Any required engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Fire Protection) as well as the Industrial Hygienist, Landscape Architecture or Interior Design services may be obtained on a consultant basis through a professional engineering firm.
The contract term is for a one-year base period and four (4) one-year option periods.  The maximum ordering limit per year will be $3,000,000.00 with no individual task order exceeding $1,000,000.00.  The guaranteed minimum task order value will be $5,000.00 for the life of the contract including option periods.  Once a task order has been placed for a total of $5,000.00 or more the minimum award guarantee will be satisfied.    Multiple task orders may be awarded with similar completion schedules and overlapping delivery dates.
Task orders may include, but are not limited to the following:
1) Schematic Phase: to include but not limited to making site investigations, collecting data, performing analysis, making presentations and conducting other fact finding studies as might be necessary to support the design of the project.  This may include economic analysis and feasibility studies and developing scopes for programmed projects.  Services may also include additional consultant services as necessary based on specific project scope.
2) Design Development: may include engineering calculations and analysis, complete design, and statements of probable cost.
3) Construction Documents: to provide complete detailed construction documents for final review that are of such quality and completeness that they can be competitively bid by contractors.
4) Bid Documents: to provide completed detailed, signed drawings, specifications and documents complete and ready for issuance to prospective contractors. A/E firms 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. A/E firms are 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.
5) Construction Period Services: may include commissioning services, consultation and visits, design work as related to inquiries and modifications, hazardous material abatement plans, preparation of cost estimates including contractor bid analysis and recommendations, and participation in any pre-bid and preconstruction conferences.  All Task Orders shall remain open until after the competition of the construction contract to allow for the full use of construction period services.
This is a 100% set-aside for SDVOSB firms only.  The firms will need to be CVE verified and visible in VIP (VAAR 8041102) when SF330 s are submitted.
This requirement is being procured in accordance with The Brooks Act of 1972, Federal Acquisition Regulation 36.6 (FAR) and VA Acquisition Regulation 836.6 (VAAR).
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541310 and 541330, Architectural Services and Engineering Services, and the small business size standards are $7.0 million and $14.0 million respectively. Interested parties shall ensure current state licensing, shall have current registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database at http://ccr.gov, verified as a SDVOSB in VetBiz information pages (VIP) at hrrp://vip.vetbiz.gov and reporting to VETS 100 program at https://vets100.dol.gov.vets100login.htm.  SDVOSB verification is mandatory to be considered for award.
Firms must be registered in SAM (System for Award Management) database, information on registration requirements can be obtained on the Internet at (http://sam.gov), and submit their complete Annual Representation s and Certifications (ORCA) via online at htpp://orca.bpn.gov.  Any firm not CVE verified upon submission of their SF330 s will not be evaluated and not considered for award.  Please submit a copy of you CVE verification letter with your SF330 package.
A/E firms are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73 the total cost of the architect or engineer services contracted for must not exceed six percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR Clause 52.236-22 - Design Within Funding Limitation, will be applicable to any task order or procurement  action under this A/E IDIQ.
Firms will be evaluated by the A/E Evaluation Board, scored and ranked according to score.  The most qualified firms will be invited to interview with the selection board.  The number of firms selected to interview will be dependent on the number of firms that submit SF-330s.  A minimum of three firms will interview with the selection board, and will again be numerically scored.  The two firms with the highest score will be selected to negotiate an A/E IDIQ contract.
Responses should be submitted on an SF330. 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 project includes a requirement for site visits and coordination on design reviews, A/E firms will be required to attend meetings in person on site at the WBJ Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC.  Due to this requirement, the area for consideration for this acquisition is restricted to eligible A/E firms, to include subcontractors, team members, and partners with an operating office located within the local geographic region of the WBJ Dorn VAMC, Columbia, SC.  The local geographic location of consideration for this project is: AE firm must be located within a 200 mile radius of the WBJ Dorn VA Medical Center 6439 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209.
Interested firms must include the location of an operating office within the radius in their SF330 package.  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.
Prospective firms shall address all selection criteria factors within their submitted SF330 packages.  Submission of information incorporated by reference is not allowed.  Interested firms shall submit five (5) printed and bound copies and two (2) electronic copies on compact disk of their SF 330 with appropriate documentation.  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.
Submitted SF330s will include the following elements:
Standard Form 330 (Rev. 3/2013)   Architect-Engineer Qualifications
SF330, Section H: Additional Information
Firms submitted SF330s will be evaluated by an A/E evaluation board, scored and ranked according to score.  The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF 330 technical proposals:
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, and waste reduction. Demonstrated success in prescribing the use of recovered materials, and using waste reduction and energy efficiency in facility design. Provide examples of experience and demonstrate the ability to provide professional consulting and design services relevant to hospitals and healthcare organizations; familiarity with applicable codes and ability to incorporate in design documents the requirements of the Joint commission, OSHA, NFPA, IBC, and other such regulatory organizations, and commissioning certification and experience.  This includes, but is not limited to; safety related requirements as the implementation of interim life safety measures (ILSMs) and infection control risk assessments (ICRAs).
Capacity of the A/E firm to perform work required within required time frames and budget.  Volume of previously awarded contracts and government experience should be demonstrated.
Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry. Highlight past performance in a hospital environment, including, but not limited to design development, construction cost estimating, cost control, code review and implementation, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules, etc.
Geographic location and facilities of the working offices which will provide the professional services and familiarity with the area in which the project work is located.
Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, national recognition, general management and cooperation.
Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services (Errors and Omissions).
Specific experience and qualifications of the proposed personnel assigned to the project design and management teams and their record of working together as a team.
Acceptability under other appropriate evaluation criteria; i.e. SF330, Section H:
Management Plan
Management Process
QA/QC
Cost Control
Schedule Control
Proposed Design Approach
Each respondent must be able to demonstrate the ability to comply with FAR Clause 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting and all Joint Ventures must be CVE verified, submit agreements that comply with 13CFR 125.15  prior to contract award.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL.  THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE FOR ARCHITECT/ENGINEERING (A/E) DESIGN SERVICES; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330. ONLY THE A/E FIRMS RESPONDING TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BY SUBMITTING AN SF330 PACKAGE ON TIME WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR INITIAL EVALUATION.
Offerors opting to mail proposals shall submit proposal packages to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Mail Delivery:
William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center
Attn: Robert Holbrook, Contract Specialist
Bldg 22 Room 3B108
6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29209
Offerors opting to hand deliver proposals shall submit proposal packages to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Hand Delivery:
William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center
Attn: Robert Holbrook, Contract Specialist
Bldg 22 Room 3B108
6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29209
Firms shall submit proposals not later than 1:30 PM local time Friday, March 7, 2017.
All questions regarding this announcement must be e-mailed to the contracting office at robert.holbrook3@va.gov.

Utility Management Consulting Services

Department of Energy, Federal Locations | Published December 17, 2014  -  Deadline January 8, 2020
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Software Licenses, Support Contract, Consulting

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published February 8, 2017  -  Deadline February 22, 2017
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items," as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued.This solicitation is a Request for Quotations (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-95, Effective 13 JAN 3017.
The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 511210, with a small business size standard of 138.5
The associated Federal Supply Code (FSC) / Product Service Code (PSC) procurement is 7030.
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), located in Washington, DC, is seeking to purchase Software Licenses, Support Contract, and Consulting.
All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following:
___x___ See Attached Inquiry of Availability
______ See Below
Supplies:  Items must be brand name or equal in accordance with FAR 52.211-6.
**FOB DESTINATION IS THE PREFERRED METHOD**
Estimated Delivery Time: __________________
For FOB ORGIN, please provide the following information: FOB Shipping Point: _______________________Estimated Shipping Charge: _________________Dimensions of Package(s): ____________________Shipping Weight: __________________________
The following provisions and clauses are hereby incorporated. Any provisions and clauses not applicable by their terms shall be self-deleting.
The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.   The full text of DFARS provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfdfara.htm.
The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition:
1. FAR 52.203-11, Certification & Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions  (Sep 2007)
2. FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management (Oct 2016)
3. FAR 52.212-1, "Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items" (Jan 2017)
a. FAR 52.212-1 has been tailored to include the following additional instructions:
• This procurement is for new equipment ONLY, unless otherwise specifically stated.  No remanufactured or "gray market" items are acceptable. All equipment must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
• Vendor shall be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized dealer, authorized distributor, or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system such that OEM warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM. All software licensing, warranty, and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions
• Offerors are required to submit documentation from the manufacturer stating that they are an authorized distributor for the specific items being procured.
4. FAR 52.212-3, "Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items" (Dec 2016)
5. FAR 52.225-18, Place of Manufacture (MAR 2015)
6. FAR 52.233-2, Service of Protest (SEP 2006)
• The Contracting Officer's address is:US Naval research Laboratory 4555 Overlook Avenue, S.W. Code 3400Washington, DC 20375
a. NRL also includes the following provisions that must be completed by the offeror:
1. FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (OCT 2015)2. FAR 52.222-22, Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports (FEB 1999)3. FAR 52.222-25, Affirmative Action Compliance (APR 1984)4. FAR 52.225-4, Buy American Act - Free Trade Agreements - Israeli Trade Act Certificate Alternate III (MAY 2014)
Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov  in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, "Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items." If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.
The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition:
1. FAR 52.212-4, "Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items" (Jan 2017)
a. The following clauses are included as addenda to FAR 52.212-4:
•	FAR 52.202-1, Definitions  (NOV 2013)•	FAR 52.203-3, Gratuities (APR 1984)•	FAR 52.203-6, - Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (SEP 2006) o	Alt I (OCT 1995)•	FAR 52.203-12, Limitation of Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions (OCT 2010)•	FAR 52.203-17, Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement To Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights  (APR 2014)•	FAR 52.204-4, Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper (MAY 2011)•	FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards Exceeding $30,000 (OCT 2016)•	FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service And Construction Contracts (SEP 2013)•	FAR 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (Jun 2016)•	FAR 52.223-12, Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (JUN 2016)•	FAR 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011)•	FAR 52.223-20, Aerosols (Jun 2016)•	FAR 52.223-21, Foams (Jun 2016)•	FAR 52.225-14, Inconsistency Between English Version and Translation of Contract (FEB 2000)•	FAR 52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (JUN 2013)•	FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors(DEC 2013)•	FAR 52.245-1, Government Property  (Jan 2017)•	FAR 52.245-2, Government Property Installation Operation Services (APR 2012)•	FAR2.245-9, Use and Charges (APR 2012)•	FAR 52.247-34, F.O.B Destination (NOV 1991)•	FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated By Reference (FEB 1998)
2. FAR 52.212-5, "Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders" (Jan 2017)
The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable:
• Subparagraphs (b)(4), (b)(8), (b)(25 - 34), (b)(40), (b)(42), (b)(46), (b)(48) (b)(54)(56)
3. DFARS 212.301 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items (Revised Aug 2, 2016):
•	DFARS 252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (SEP 2011) •	DFARS 252.203-7003, Agency Office of the Inspector General (DEC 2012) •	DFARS 252.203-7005, Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (NOV 2011) •	DFARS 252.203-7994, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (DEVIATION 2017-O0001)(NOV 2016)•	DFARS 252.203-7995, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2017-O0001)(NOV 2016),•	DFARS 252.204-7008, Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls (OCT 2016) •	DFARS 252.204-7009, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Third-Party Contractor Reported Cyber Incident Information (OCT 2016) •	DFARS 252.204-7011, Alternative Line Item Structure (SEP 2011)•	DFARS 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting (OCT 2016)•	DFARS 252.204-7013, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Information by Litigation Support Offeror (MAY 2016)•	DFARS 252.204-7014, Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Information by Litigation Support Contractors (MAY 2016) •	DFARS 252.204-7015, Notice of Authorized Disclosure of Information for Litigation Support (MAY 2016) •	DFARS 252.205-7000, Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders (DEC 1991) •	DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Unique Identification and Valuation (MAR 2016)•	DFARS 252.211-7006, Passive Radio Frequency Identification (JUN 2016) •	DFARS 252.211-7007, Reporting of Government-Furnished Property (AUG 2012)•	DFARS 252.211-7008, Use of Government-Assigned Serial Numbers (SEP 2010)•	DFARS 252.213-7000, Notice to Prospective Suppliers on Use of Past Performance Information Retrieval System-Statistical Reporting in Past Performance (JUN 2015)Evaluations Less Than or Equal to $1 Million•	DFARS 252.215-7007, Notice of Intent to Resolicit (JUN 2012)•	DFARS 252.215-7008, Only One Offer (OCT 2013) •	DFARS 252.219-7000, Advancing Small Business Growth (SEP 2016)•	DFARS 252.223-7008, Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium (JUN 2013) •	DFARS 252.225-7000, Buy American Act - Balance of Payments Program Certificate - Basic (NOV 2014) Alternate I (NOV 2014)•	DFARS 252.225-7001, Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program - Basic (DEC 2016)  •	DFARS 252.225-7006, Acquisition of the American Flag (AUG 2015) •	DFARS 252.225-7008, Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals (MAR 2013)•	DFARS 252.225-7013, Duty-Free Entry (MAY 2016) •	DFARS 252.225-7016, Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings (JUN 2011) •	DFARS 252.225-7036, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Balance of Payments Program - Basic (DEC 2016)        Exceeding $25,000, but is Less Than $191,000 •	DFARS 252.225-7037, Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers  (JUN 2005)DFARS 252.225-7038, Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers (JUN 2005) •	DFARS 252.225-7049, Prohibition on Acquisition of Commercial Satellite Services from Certain Foreign Entities-Representations (OCT 2015)•	DFARS 252.227-7013, Rights in Technical Data - Noncommercial Items (FEB 2014)Alternate I (JUN 1995) •	DFARS 252.227-7015, Technical Data - Commercial Items (FEB 2014) •	DFARS 252.227-7037, Validation of Restrictive Markings on Technical Data (SEP 2016)•	DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (JUN 2012)•	DFARS 252.232-7010, Levies on Contract Payments (DEC 2006)•	DFARS 252.232-7011, Payments in Support of Emergencies and Contingency Operations (MAY 2013)•	DFARS 252.237-7010, Prohibition on Interrogation of Detainees by Contractor Personnel (JUN 2013)•	DFARS 252.237-7019, Training for Contractor Personnel Interacting with Detainees (JUN 2013)•	DFARS 252.239-7009, Representation of Use of Cloud Computing (SEP 2015)•	DFARS 252.239-7010, Cloud Computing Services (OCT 2016) •	DFARS 252.239-7017, Notice of Supply Chain Risk (NOV 2013)•	DFARS 252.239-7018, Supply Chain Risk (OCT 2015) •	DFARS 252.244-7000, Subcontracts for Commercial Items (JUN 2013) •	DFARS 252.246-7003, Notification of Potential Safety Issues (JUN 2013) •	DFARS 252.246-7004, Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations (OCT 2010)
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
All Quoters shall submit 1 (one) copy of their technical and price quote.Include your company DUNS Number and Cage Code on your quote.
All quotations shall be sent via e-mail.
Buyer Name: samira zewari, email: samira.zewari@nrl.navy.mil.
Please reference this combined synopsis/solicitation number on your correspondence and in the "Subject" line of your email.
ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING THE SOLICITATION SHALL BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL.
The government intends to award a purchase order as a result of this combined synopsis/solicitation that will include the terms and conditions set forth herein. Award shall be made to the quoter whose quotation offers the lowest-priced, technically acceptable solution (LPTA). To facilitate the award process, all quotes must include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows:
"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition."
OR
"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:"
Quoter shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s).
Submission shall be received not later than the response date listed above. Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f). E-mailed submissions are accepted and are the preferred form of submission. Receipt will be verified by the date/time stamp on fax or e-mail.

R--Consultation Services to Support J-MAPS.

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published March 25, 2009  -  Deadline April 2, 2020
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The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk Philadelphia (FISC) Detachment Philadelphia Division, intends to procure consultation services to support J-MAPS requirements definition and cal lab operations.  The primary objective of this task will address a review of the optical design of J-MAPS as well as other aspects of the overall package design, specifically as it affects various aspects of the optical performance.  The proposed award will include a base period of 12 months and one (1) 12 months option period.   This task will be performed both by reviews, such as at the facility of SSG in Boston, at USNO in Washington or in the form of analysis that will be performed at the contractor's facility. The proposed procurement is being processed on other than full and open competitive basis with Douglas Currie, using simplified acquisition procedures under the authority of the FAR PART 13.   Douglas Currie is the only firm capable of providing the above services sinc! e they have developed the proprietary software tools and engineering essential to the successful interoperability, functionality of the existing equipment.  All Interested parties should respond, and identify their interest and capability to the requirement by submitting a proposal. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract is based upon responses to this notice is a solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Point of Contact-Rosa E. Cedeno-Stout, Contract Specialist; ContractingOfficer, Brian Excell, 215-697-9613

C--657-401 Replace Building 2 from Residential to Learning Resource Center

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Heartland Network | Published January 27, 2017  -  Deadline February 24, 2017
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VA255-17-R-0237
Synopsis:
CONTRACT INFORMATION
This A-E Services requirement is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law (PL0582) and implemented in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.  Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work.
This procurement is restricted to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms located within a 350 mile radius of the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, 1500 North Westwood Blvd Poplar Bluff Mo 63901. The mileage restriction is in compliance with VAAR 805.207(b). This requirement is being procured in accordance with the VAAR 836.606-73 as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6.
This is not a Request for Proposal and an award will not be made with this announcement.  This announcement is a request for SF 330 s from qualified contractors that meet the professional requirements.
After the evaluation of SF330 submissions in accordance with the evaluation criteria, three or more of the most highly qualified firms will be chosen for interviews to present their approach to the design to arrive at selection of the number one firm for negotiations. 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. The contract is anticipated to be awarded in March 28, 2017.
Award of any resultant contract is contingent upon the availability of funds.
No solicitation document is available and no other information pertaining to project scope, etc. is available at this time. Any request for assistance with submission or other procedural matters shall be submitted via email only (arnold.payne@va.gov).
Personal visits to discuss this announcement will not be allowed.
The NAICS Codes for this procurement is 541310 Architectural Services and small business size standard of $7.5 Million. Award of a Firm Fixed Price contract is anticipated. Anticipated time for completion of design is approximately 270 calendar days including time for VA reviews. The A/E firm shall also be required to perform construction period services if award of a construction project contract is made.
DATABASE REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
VERIFICATION OF STATUS OF APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL OFFEROR THIS ACQUISITION IS 100% SET-ASIDE FOR QUALIFIED SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS AE FIRMS IN COMPLIANCE WITH VAAR 852.219-10. ONLY BUSINESSES VERIFIED AND LISTED IN THE VENDOR INFORMATION PAGES DATABASE, (http://www.Vetbiz.gov), SHALL BE CONSIDERED.
SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM):
Federal Acquisition Registrations require that federal contractors register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov and enter all mandatory information into the system. Award cannot be made until the contractor has registered. Offerors are encouraged to ensure that they are registered in SAM prior to submitting their qualifications package.
THE EXCLUDED PARTIES LIST SYSTEM (EPLS):
To ensure that the individuals providing services under the contract have not engaged in fraud or abuse regarding Sections 1128 and1128A of the Social Security Act regarding federal health care programs, the contractor is required to check the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) located at www.sam.gov for each person providing services under this contract. Further the contractor is required to certify that all persons listed in the qualifications package have been compared against the EPLS list and are NOT listed. During the performance of this contract the Contractor is prohibited from using any individual or business listed on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities.
E-VERIFY SYSTEM:
Companies awarded a contract with the federal government shall be required to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days of the contract award date. They shall also need to begin using the E-Verify system to confirm that all of their new hires and their employees directly working on federal contracts are authorized to legally work in the United States. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. There is no charge to employers to use E-Verify. (FAR 52.222-54)
Qualified A-E firms are required to respond if interested by submitting one (1) original completed Standard Form 330 qualification package Parts I and II to include all consultants (form available on-line at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486) Must include in Part I Section H an organizational chart of the firm (excludes consultants) and a design quality management plan. Submission information incorporated by reference is not allowed. All submissions must be bound in 3 ring binder) and a CD copy of the Standard Form 330.
Completed package shall be delivered on or before February 24, 2017 by 2:00PM CDT  to the following address:
Department of Veteran Affairs, NCO 15 Contracting Office,
Attn:  Contracting Officer: Arnold J. Payne,
Contracting Office Address:
3450 S 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048.
Outermost envelope or packaging shall clearly identify Solicitation number and project. Information shall be submitted via commercial courier service, mail or hand carried deliveries.  Telegraphic, email, and facsimile forms are prohibited.
PROJECT INFORMATION:  Project 657-401
Replace Building 2 from Residential to Learning Resource Center (LRC)
SCOPE OF WORK:
Architectural and Engineering (A/E) services are requested for the preparation of Design Development, Schematics, Construction Documents, Cost Estimate, and Construction Period Services for project number 657-401: Replace Building 2 from Residential to Learning Resource Center (LRC).    This delivery order shall cover the following tasks.
General Statement
The A/E firm shall prepare plans and specifications for a construction contract to accomplish the following scope of work.  The project is to construct a new 4,720 square foot (sf) single story Learning Resource Center (LRC) facility and demolish the current 3,146 sf LRC (Building 2).  The new LRC facility shall be constructed prior to the demolition of the existing LRC (Building 2).   Site and parking improvements should be conducted as necessary to improve pedestrian access and vehicular parking and access.  The design and construction shall include commissioning elements for the HVAC and Controls, building envelope, and the electrical and mechanical systems.  Prime contractor shall have the following licensed/registered specialty disciplines as members of their firm/team:  Architect, Medical Planners, Civil Engineers, Landscape Architects, Structural Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Plumbing Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Life Safety Engineer, and Communications designer, Lean Design Consultant, Interior Designers, and Cost Estimators.  The team shall have demonstrable experience in programing, planning and design of complex healthcare projects of a similar nature.  The A/E firm shall also prepare a construction cost estimate.
The requirements for this work are as follows:
Site Visits/Surveys
Visit the site and survey site and building
Survey existing LRC building (Building 2) and surrounding area
Survey existing utilities
Survey new facility location
Survey existing LRC building (Building 2) for demolition and provide 3rd party, VA approved, Industrial Hygienist (I.H.) oversight consultant for hazardous materials  such as asbestos, mold, and lead abatement to include testing, adding specs and drawings to the construction solicitation, and I.H. oversight for construction period services
Determine locations of asbestos and/or lead contamination, and water and moisture damage, working with the I.H. to uncover and assess hidden areas
For asbestos and/or lead contamination, determine the extent of abatement required within the construction limits of the project.
Provide Air Monitoring Services during construction
Review the I.H. report
Produce a written report compiling all necessary information
Subsurface investigation
Investigate the subsurface for the location of the new facility including all geotechnical investigations
Provide all documentation from geotechnical study
Provide geotechnical report
Designs/Calculations/Investigations/Studies
Abatement drawings and specifications
Calculate, size, and design new facility based on all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, and requirements
Calculations for HVAC, structural, seismic, etc.
Provide detailed construction cost estimates
Provide Final Construction Drawings (100% design package)
Provide a statement of work for construction solicitation
Design layouts, phasing plans, drawings, specifications, and other documents or information, as needed, to provide a complete construction package
The existing LRC facility (Building 2) must remain fully operational during construction
New Facility Layout
Alcove
Built in Receptionist Area
Open Vending Area
12 Person Group Room/New Hire Orientation
6 Person Staff Work Room
50 Person Large Conference Room with Built-Ins along one wall
ADA/ABASS/VA Compliant Men and Women s restrooms
Education Simulation Room
Control/Observation Room
Debriefing Classroom
1 Person Office (Min 100 sf)
Storage/Copy Room
Special Educational Material Storage ( Manikins)
Construction Period Services
Provide consultation to the government, answer Requests for Information (RFIs), and other inquiries from the construction contractor, Contracting Officer, or Contracting Officer s Representative
Provide personnel to monitor major construction
Procure commissioning agent to act on behalf of the government
Provide Final As-built/Record drawings
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT:
The A/E firm shall:
Meet with Facilities, and other personnel prior to start of design to determine detailed requirements of work involved;
Work from existing building and site drawings furnished by the VA to develop project design.  (These are to be used only as guidelines);
Perform any necessary on-site field investigations to accomplish work and to verify drawings provided by the VA;
Prepare rough sketches, if necessary, to solve possible problems in design throughout the contract; and
Follow VA Program Guide PG-08-15 Volume C, and other applicable guidelines to design the project.
The design A/E shall design this project to conform to the specifications, guides, handbooks, and requirements of the VA Design Specifications at the VA website http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/spec.asp.
Other design criteria relevant to this project that are not contained within the VA Design Specifications must be obtained by the design A/E and comply with all applicable code requirements, and all Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, and regulations.
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS:
The A/E firm shall complete such further investigations to develop selected items into working drawings and specifications for issuance through the competitive bid process or through other bidding methods of procurement, specifically the SDVOSB program.
In most instances, copies of the VA Master Construction Specifications will be available via the Internet, which will be edited and incorporated in the project specifications.  In those instances where copies of the VA Master Construction Specifications are not available, the A/E shall develop the specification for incorporation into the project specifications. Copies of design guides, space criteria, room finishes, and other VA guidelines are also available via the Internet.
Working drawings and specifications shall provide for construction within the National Fire Protection Association Code, VA Standards, and all other national codes.
The A/E firm shall provide a written synopsis describing the overall scope of the construction project as well as any pertinent information about the project that would assist potential bidders in preparing a comprehensive bid package. This synopsis is intended to be a general description of the project not to exceed two written pages in length.
All necessary reports, specifications and other documents shall be prepared in MS Word and all drawings shall be prepared in AutoCAD and PDF. One (1) set each of CD-ROM computer disks containing all reports, specifications, documents and drawings will be required for the final submission of Construction Documents. All necessary reports, cost estimates and other documents shall be prepared in accordance with all applicable portions of the A/E Submission Instructions, Program Guide PG-08-15, Volume C.
A/E firm shall submit the following:
The number of print copies designated in Paragraph 9 Design Deliverables.
A complete set of drawing files shall also be provided on a CD disc, which was created by AutoCAD Release 2015 or older software.   A complete set of drawing files shall consist of, but not limited to, all files used to create or plot the drawing files:
Xref files which should be Bound to the drawing file;
OLE Object files;
Image files;
Custom Plot Style Table files;
Any fonts which are not standard with AutoCAD.
A/E firm shall adhere to the following CAD standards:
AIA 3rd Edition Layer Standard guidelines shall be used, which are already built into the software   use with full Layer Descriptions.  Layer integrity must be maintained on all layers, for example all doors and only doors should be on layer A-DOOR.  Object elements mixed up on more than one layer, which should be on one layer, will not be accepted.  Only TrueType Fonts shall be used to create drawing files.  All drawing sheets for Plotting shall be created in Paper Space on Layout tabs.  Templates with border and title block will be provided by JJPVAMC.   All drawing object elements shall be created in Model Space at real world size.  No object elements are to be scaled in Model Space.  All scaling of object elements shall be done in Paper Space View ports only.
A/E shall develop 20% bid deducts in project design in order to reduce project cost if over projected budget and shall clearly display in construction documents and on the drawings as deducts so that the drawings can be removed if deducted.
ENGINEERS:
The A/E shall retain qualified and licensed engineers to perform the details design work of the HVAC, Lighting, Plumbing, Electrical, Communications, Controls, Security, and all associated subsystems.
ESTIMATE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
a.  General - the A/E shall submit a construction cost estimate with the drawings at each project submission. This estimate shall show the cost of construction, which would be expected to be reflected by the construction contractors' bids, if the bids were submitted on the same date as the estimate. The level of detail for this estimate shall be consistent with the degree of completeness of the drawings being submitted. Simply stated, this means that if a construction element is shown, it must be priced; if it is shown in detail, it must be priced in detail. For detailed elements, "lump sum" or "allowance" figures will not be acceptable.
b.  Use of Forms - VA Form 10-6238, Estimate Worksheet: This form serves two purposes: (a) to show the division of cost between labor and material for each cost item; and (b) to extend the level of detail of an estimate beyond square foot cost summaries. The estimated costs shall include all labor, materials, mobilization, overhead, insurance, and applicable contractor markup. A/E may utilize their estimate worksheets if approved in advance by the VA.
AS-BUILT/RECORD DRAWINGS:
The A/E firm shall provide a clause in the specifications indicating the method by which a contractor will provide information (i.e.,  red line mark-ups ) to the firm to allow the firm to provide As-built/Record drawings upon completion of construction.
The A/E firm shall submit the following:
The number of print copies as designated in Paragraph 9 Design Deliverables.
A complete set of As-built/Record drawings shall also be provided on a CD in both AutoCAD and PDF format.
CRITERIA FOR DESIGN AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT:
The A/E firm shall design to conform to the requirements of the following VA documents in preparing the design specified in this work order amendment.  These documents can be found at the following website: www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/spec.asp.
-Design and Construction Procedures, PG-18-3
-Design Manuals, PG-18-10, Equipment
-Standard Details, PG-18-4
-Equipment Reference Manual, PG-18-6
-Equipment Guide List, PG-18-5
-Master Construction Specifications, Program Guide, PG-18-1
-VA Office of Construction & Facilities Management Design Manual (Dated: August 1, 2014)
-Asbestos Abatement Design Manual for New Hospitals, Replacement Hospitals, Ambulatory Care, Clinical Additions, Energy Centers, Outpatient Clinics, Animal Research Facilities, Laboratory Buildings
-National Codes and Standards (e.g., NFPA, NEC, Natl. Plumbing Code, EPA, OSHA, etc.)
-VA Barrier Free Design- A Supplement to the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards (ABAAS)
-VA Electrical Design Manual
-VA Design Alerts
-VA Quality Alerts
-VA Drawing Title Box Layout
-Technical Summaries
-VA HVAC Design Manual
-Missouri Department of Natural Recourses Requirements
-Manual for Preparation and Issuance of Construction Solicitation and Contract Documents
-Minimum Requirements for A/E Submissions" for Minor and Minor
Miscellaneous projects, Handbook H-18-15 Volume C
-National Codes and Standards (NFPA, NEC, Natl. Plumbing Code, EPA,
OSHA, etc.)
-Uniform Accessibility Standards
-Electrical Design Manual for Hospital Project
-Fire Protection Design Manual
-Estimating Manual
-USP 800
-Seismic Requirements
Other design criteria may be required to meet specific requirements of the design work scope that are not listed above, or are not available on the VA Office of Facilities web site.  The A/E is responsible for obtaining and complying with all such criteria.
PROMOTION OF FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION:
The A/E firm agrees to assure specifications are not restrictive. Specifications will be based on performance criteria when possible and will not use brand names.
If an occasion arises that the use of a brand name is necessary, the A/E will provide a justification including:
Why the particular brand must be used or why a specification cannot be written (i.e., Proprietary design)
The criteria of alternate items must be met to be considered equal.
In the event that it is necessary to pre-qualify major components, the A/E firm will advise the Contracting Officer of such, so that the necessary action can be taken to establish a Qualified Products List.
In addition to requirements of the special provisions, a certification will be provided stating the solicitation is not restrictive; it has been written to provide full and open competition; and will list at least three manufacturers who can supply major components or systems of the project.
DESIGN DELIVERABLES:
Pre-Design Meeting:
Meeting may require site visit
Discuss concept of project
Ask/Address questions/concerns of project
10% Design Deliverable
Site Visits
Studies/Investigations Information
Calculations
Schematic 30% Submission:
Construction Cost Estimate
Narratives, Analyses, Studies, Calculations, Data, Initial Phasing Plan, and Construction Drawings
List of VA Master
and A/E produced
Specifications
Email Excel doc to COR
Email Documents to COR
Email Documents to COR
Design Development (DD) 75%  and 95% Submission:
Construction Cost Estimate
Narratives, Analyses, Studies, Calculations, Data, and Construction Drawings
List of VA Master
and A/E produced
Specifications
Email Excel doc/PDF to COR
(1) Full Size complete set (3) Half Size in PDF & AutoCAD to COR
(1) complete set on PDF & Word emailed to COR
Construction Documents (CD) 100% Submission:
Construction Cost Estimate
Narratives, Analyses, Studies, Calculations, Data, and Drawings
List of VA Master
And A/E produced
Specifications
(2) complete sets
(2) complete sets, via (1) Full size and (1) half size prints, and emailed/disc originals and PDF & AutoCAD to COR
(2) complete bound sets and also disc/emailed to COR
As-Built/Record Drawings (As-Built) Project Close Out Submission:
Narratives, Analyses, Studies, Calculations, Data, and Drawings
(1) Full size Full Set, CD-ROM computer disks with all drawings listed in current version of AutoCAD & PDF in use by the VAMC, PDF s and all BIM models in Revit 2013 sent to COR
DESIGN REVIEW AND COMPLETION SCHEDULE:
The A/E shall perform the work required by this contract within the limits of the following schedule.  The A/E shall provide Professional Architects and Engineers as directed by the Contracting Officer who are familiar with the work to attend the Design Reviews on the following dates approximate days:
Design Deliverable
Deliverable Requirements
Deadlines after Notice to Proceed
Pre-Design Meeting
(15 days)
10%
Site Visits, Studies/Investigations Information, Calculations
60 days (45 days)
COR Review and Feedback
75 days (15 days)
30%
30% Construction Drawings; Site Visits; Initial Specification Review; Initial Phasing Plan
135 days (60 days)
COR Review and Feedback
150 days (15 days)
75%
75% Construction Drawings; Intermediate Specification Review; Initial Cost Estimate Review; Intermediate Phasing Plan
195 days (45 days)
COR Review and Feedback
210 days (15 days)
95%
95% Construction Drawings; Final Specification Review; Final Cost Estimate Review; Final Phasing Plan
240 days (30 days)
Final
Final Construction Documents; Two (2) sets of Final Construction Drawings and Final Specifications; One (1) CD-ROM containing all Construction Documents, AutoCAD & PDG drawings
255 days (15 days)
As-Builts/ Record Drawings
One (1) set of As-Built Construction Drawings, ; One (1) CD-ROM containing all Construction Documents, AutoCAD & PDF drawings, Requests for Information, Invoices, Correspondence, LOTO, etc.
270 days (15 days) after Construction Close-Out
TOTAL OF 270 DAYS
The Contracting Officer s Representative will have 15 days after receipt of a Deliverable to thoroughly review and provide feedback.  The final construction documents from this work shall be subject to review and approval (by signature) of all members of an Integrated Project Team (IPT) consisting of medical center personnel.  These individuals shall be identified by the COR at the Pre-Design Meeting.
The Contracting Officer (CO) may schedule an additional Design Review(s) as necessary when it is determined by the CO that such review(s) is/are required for satisfactory completion of A/E contract requirements.  The A/E will be reimbursed for all additional review meetings, unless it is determined by the CO that such additional reviews were requested by the A/E, or were required due to the A/E s failure to meet contract requirements.
A/E firm shall provide to the COR one (1) full size and two (2) half-size drawings of the 100% package.  A/E shall also provide two (2) bound sets of 100% specifications to the COR for use during bidding and construction.
CONSTRUCTION PERIOD SERVICES:
The A/E firm shall provide such construction period services to allow the VA to supervise the contract on a daily basis with adequate support from the A/E firm.  The design A/E shall answer Requests for Information, general questions, and other inquiries regarding the scope of this project.  The items of support shall include, but not be limited to:
Review of all technical submittals, shop drawings and other technical correspondence.
Provide advice and consultation on questions raised by the VA or the contractor on technical matters.
Answer Requests for Information (RFIs), and other inquiries from the construction contractor, Contracting Officer, or Contracting Officer s Representative.
Provide sketches and cost estimates as necessary.
The A/E firm shall provide adequate representation at all pre-bid and pre-construction conferences to answer questions from contractors and inform them of technical items which should be brought to their attention for a complete job.
Provide personnel to monitor major construction.
Procure commissioning agent to act on behalf of the government.
Review Contractor prepared Changer Orders and breakdown of associated cost for reasonableness.
Perform final walkthroughs with COR and Contractor.
Provide As-build/Record drawings in the following format. 1 CD containing complete Auto CAD As-Builts, and PDF s. (SEE SP B5 DESIGN DELIVERABLES) for more information.
SITE VISITS:
The A/E firm shall provide representatives to make periodic site visits during the construction to provide additional support to the VA in managing the contract.
Site visits shall be a fixed cost per visit. General site visits and Final inspection.
Formal documentation will be required for all site visits.  Final inspection reports will be prepared by the A/E firm and submitted to the VA for issuance to the contractor.
Estimated number of site visits is one (1) initial meeting with VA Staff, one (1) Pre-bid, one (1) Pre-Construction, one (1) Final Inspection, and twenty (20) general site visits.  All site visits not subsequently used shall not be charged to the VA.
MISCELLANEOUS:
Existing drawings for building(s) included within the limits of this project will be provided to the A/E Consultant.  Any drawings taken off the premises must be returned undamaged, and, if possible, returned along with an electronic copy via email in .PDF format to the Contracting Officer s Representative. Any drawings that are currently in electronic format will be sent to the design A/E via email through the Contracting Officer s Representative. As-built drawings have been found not to show the actual location, quantity, etc., of all building features, and should only be used as a general guide.  The extent of drawing work required will include updating the existing building plan drawings that are in AutoCAD format within the project work scope.
VA Engineering personnel will assist when site inspection procedures affect the functioning of any of the building utility systems.
Some utility systems are critical. If a shutdown is required, it must be conducted during an evening or weekend, and scheduled with the VA in advance. The VA must be notified two (2) weeks prior to any utility interruptions.
In accordance with 52.236-22, Design within Funding Limitation (APR 1984), the estimated cost for design for this project is between $250,000 and 500,000.
EVALUATION FACTORS:
Selection criteria are in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.602-1 and VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 836.602-1.  Prospective firms are required to address all selection criteria within submitted SF330 packages using additional pages as necessary.  SF 330 submissions including any additional pages are not to exceed fifty (50) pages.
Prospective firms are required to address all selection criteria within submitted SF330 packages using additional pages as required and SF 330 submissions including any additional pages are not to exceed fifty (50) pages.
Qualifications (SF330) submitted by each firm for Project # 657-401: Replace Building 2 from Residential to Learning Resource Center (LRC) for John J. Pershing VA Medical Center will be reviewed and evaluated based on the following evaluation criteria listed below:
Professional Qualifications: the qualifications of the individuals which will be used for these services will be examined for experience and education and their record of working together as a team.  AE firms shall have licensed professional architects and engineers currently registered in the state which has recognized the engineering license.  The specific disciplines which will be evaluated are Architects, Healthcare planner, Engineers (to include Electrical, Mechanical, and Fire Protection), Interior Design Decorator, Estimators, and Project Managers.
Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: specific experience and technical skill in the type and scope of work required for medical facilities new construction and renovations to existing medical facilities, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. Experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team.
Capacity to Accomplish the Work: the general work load and staffing capacity of the design office which will be responsible for the majority of the design and the ability to accomplish the work in the required time will be evaluated.   In accordance with VAAR 852.219-10(c)(1), prime contractors shall clearly demonstrate how they will meet the requirement  that at least 50 percent of the design work be accomplished by employees of the concern or employees of  eligible service-disabled veteran owned small business subcontractor/consultant.
Past Performance: the past performance of  projects that are complete (design and construction) that the firm has designed relevant in scope to the advertised project that were accomplished with the Department of Veterans Affairs, other Government agencies, and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules will be examined. Project past performances that are older than 3 years will receive a lesser score than those references for projects accomplished within the past 3 years.
Location of Design Firm: the geographic proximity of each firm to the location of the VA Medical Center will be evaluated. The mileage restriction is in compliance with VAAR 805.207(b).  This criterion will apply to the office from which the majority of the design services will be performed. Firms within 350 miles of the medical center will receive a maximum score. Firms more distant than 350 miles will receive a zero score for this criterion.  Firms with contractor and subcontractor employees identified in the SF 330 that will come from beyond that radius will result in the lower evaluated score for that factor.  Also, in no case will travel costs for the awardee and their subcontractors be paid for any travel outside the 350-mile radius.  It is strongly recommended that a presence within the 350 mile radius be maintained as the most feasible way to efficiently accomplish the work within the time and dollars allotted.
Claims and Terminations: record of significant claims against the firm or terminated contracts because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services will be examined.
Reputation in A-E Community: reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness.

C--REPLACE EMERGENCY GENERATOR SYSTEMS UPTOWN PROJECT 509-16-105

Department of Veterans Affairs, Charleston VAMC | Published January 23, 2017  -  Deadline February 23, 2017
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509-16-105 Replace Emergency Generator Systems Uptown
Charlie Norwood VAMC, Augusta, GA
Design Performance Work Statement
I. OVERVIEW:
Contractor shall design a project to  Upgrade Emergency Generator System  at the Uptown Division of the Charlie Norwood VAMC.  The scope of work will include load analysis on the existing emergency generators.  The project shall replace the current emergency generator systems in Buildings 110, 79, and 82. Work shall include, but not limited to system capable of carrying existing boiler, at least one 1200 ton chiller, and all other pumps and functionalities of Energy Plant; as well as all life sustaining functions of the main hospital (Bldg. 110)
System shall have a METASYS compatible monitoring system with remote start, switch gear, and associated transfer capabilities. System shall also include dual fuel capabilities (natural gas/diesel) with micro turbines.
The detailed project designs should begin with an on site physical survey of the proposed construction location.
All designs shall incorporate the necessary electrical, mechanical, structural and architectural components necessary to provide for a complete and functional area. Designs shall be in accordance with all applicable requirements of NFPA, EPA, OSHA, National Plumbing Code, National Electric Code, ASHRAE, National Safety Code, VA Specifications, VA Standard Details, VA Construction Standards, VA Space Planning Criteria H 08 9 and applicable local, state and federal regulations. Existing as built drawings will be made available to the A/E; however, their accuracy is not guaranteed shall be verified by the A/E as part of investigative services.
II. The A/E will be required to perform all necessary site survey work such as verification of as built drawings, and verifying and analyzing of existing utility systems.
The following investigative work shall be included within the scope of each project:
A.  Provide all architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural investigative work for application for each project. Existing conditions must be field verified to insure the accuracy of the A/E designs.
B. Verify VA furnished as built drawings to insure A/E design is accurate. It is the A/E's responsibility to determine existing conditions and to base the design on this information. Also, the A/E shall review all existing drawings and determine those required to be used for each project, to insure no design deficiencies.
C. Materials to be furnished to the A/E by the VA   The following items shall be furnished to the A/E upon request:
1. Single prints of the station utility drawings and building floor plans.  Note   Additional copies will be the responsibility of the A/E. The accuracy of these drawings is not guaranteed and shall be used only for general information. Actual conditions must by field verified by the A/E.  The A/E will review existing drawings on file and determine what copies will be needed on a per project basis.
2. Construction specifications and design related information are available on-line at the following website:  http://vaww.va.gov/facmgt/.  A/E may be provided with specific specification sections which have been modified for our Medical Center.
3. Guidelines for identifying project drawing titles and numbers:
a. Fonts:
A/E shall use the AutoCad "ROMAND" (or similar) style font for all text used on the construction documents.
b. Text Size:
Text size shall be 1' 0" height minimum at 1/8" scale, or 6" height at 1/4" scale.
d. Layering:
VA Form 08 6231   30" X 42" drawing sheet containing VA title block or AutoCad VA Form 08 6231.
III.  Submissions of Documents   The following specifies the documents, etc., required to be submitted by the A/E to the Contracting Officer, for each scheduled review.
Working Drawings
1. a. The A/E will also be required to make a formal presentation in person at the 35%, 50%, 95%, and 100% review.
b. The A/E shall take written minutes of all design reviews, pre construction meetings, site visits, etc., and provide them to the VA Contracting Officer within two (2) work days.
c.  The A/E shall determine a construction time schedule and establish a construction phasing schedule. This schedule will be determined by the A/E after he interviews the staff personnel in the affected areas. This will involve investigating which areas may be required construction outside of normal duty hours and so include in the specifications.
d. The overall design shall include all calculations, drawings and specifications in conformance with recognized standards including but not limited to ASHRAE, NEC, UL, NFPA, JCAHO, the VA Construction Standards and other references indicated in paragraph I. The most stringent standards shall be utilized.
e. In each submission, the A/E shall incorporate all material specified and all revisions according to comments made by either the Medical Center, Regional Safety and Fire Protection Engineer or VA Central Office where applicable.
f. All contract drawings will be developed in accordance with the requirements of VA Construction Standards, CD 4, Symbol Identification of Block Plans, Preliminary Drawings and Working Drawings, CD 5, Block Plan, Preliminary Drawings and Working Drawings Requirements, and CD 30, Standards and Codes. Additionally, all original architectural, electrical, plumbing and HVAC drawings and as built drawings shall be in AutoCad 2012 format (or later). Drawings and specifications shall be provided on compact disk. Specifications are to be in Microsoft Word  doc  format. Data CD s shall be properly labeled with project number and title and specification section numbers.   Electronic files shall be provided with the final review submission and revised & resubmitted as required to reflect any additional changes.
2. 35% Review / First Review   Three (3) sets of specifications, outlines, drawings and cost estimates.
a. Submittal Letter: A/E shall provide a submittal letter addressed to the Contracting Officer listing documents submitted for the 35% review.
b.  Specifications: A/E shall provide a set of project specifications including "General Requirements .
c. Drawings: A/E shall provide a full set of project drawings showing the basic plan for each discipline involved. This shall include:
1)  A title sheet with drawing index and department index for all drawings.
2)  Measured drawings of existing systems and facilities to be demolished or retained.
3)  Detailed layout of proposed construction site plans, finishes, utilities, etc. See Attachment A for more detailed information.
4)  Some details of each discipline involved shall be indicated.
d. Cost Estimate: A/E shall provide a preliminary detailed cost estimate in accordance with paragraph 5d of this section.
e. Certified Industrial Hygienist's preliminary report   three (2) copies (as applicable).
f. This submission will be reviewed and one (1) copy returned to the A/E. This design will be reviewed for functional purposes only. Technical accuracy and details will be the responsibility of the A/E firm.
g. All projects shall be designed to achieve an energy consumption level that is at least 30% below the level achieved under ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, if life-cycle cost effective.  Use Appendix G of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 to document the energy savings.
h. A/E shall provide preliminary WBS of deliverables.
i. A/E shall provide a narrative on phasing requirements to include critical path.
j. This submission will be reviewed and a review meeting held with the consultant within 10 working days.
3.  50% Review   Three (3) sets of specifications, outlines, drawings and cost estimates.
a. Submittal Letter: A/E shall provide a submittal letter addressed to the Contracting Officer listing documents submitted for the 50% review.
b.  Specifications: A/E shall provide a set of "marked up" (edited) project specifications including "General Requirements", reflecting 35% review.
c. Drawings: A/E shall provide a full set of project drawings showing the basic plan for each discipline involved. This shall include:
1)  A title sheet with drawing index and department index for all drawings.
2)  Measured drawings of existing systems and facilities to be demolished or retained.
3)  Detailed layout of proposed construction site plans, finishes, utilities, etc. See Attachment A for more detailed information.
4)  Some details of each discipline involved shall be indicated.
d. Cost Estimate: A/E shall provide a preliminary detailed cost estimate in accordance with paragraph 5d of this section.
e. This submission will be reviewed and one (1) copy returned to the A/E. This design will be reviewed for functional purposes only. Technical accuracy and details will be the responsibility of the A/E firm.
g. All projects shall be designed to achieve an energy consumption level that is at least 30% below the level achieved under ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, if life-cycle cost effective.  Use Appendix G of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 to document the energy savings.
h. This submission will be reviewed and a review meeting held with the consultant within 10 working days.
4.  95% Review   Three (3) sets of specifications, outlines, drawings and cost estimates.
a. Submittal Letter: A/E shall provide a submittal letter addressed to the Contracting Officer listing documents submitted for the 95% review.
b.  Specifications: A/E shall provide a set of "marked up" (edited) project specifications including "General Requirements", reflecting 50% review.
c. Drawings: A/E shall provide a full set of project drawings showing the basic plan for each discipline involved. This shall include:
1)  A title sheet with drawing index and department index for all drawings.
2)  Measured drawings of existing systems and facilities to be demolished or retained.
3)  Detailed layout of proposed construction site plans, finishes, utilities, etc. See Attachment A for more detailed information.
4)  Some details of each discipline involved shall be indicated.
d. Cost Estimate: A/E shall provide a preliminary detailed cost estimate in accordance with paragraph 5d of this section.
e. This submission will be reviewed and one (1) copy returned to the A/E. This design will be reviewed for functional purposes only. Technical accuracy and details will be the responsibility of the A/E firm.
g. All projects shall be designed to achieve an energy consumption level that is at least 30% below the level achieved under ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, if life-cycle cost effective.  Use Appendix G of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 to document the energy savings.
h. This submission will be reviewed and a review meeting held with the consultant within 10 working days.
5.  100% Review / Second Review   Three (3) sets of specifications, drawings and cost estimate.
a. Submittal Letter: A/E shall provide a submittal letter stating that the changes and corrections noted on the previous review have been evaluated and incorporated in the documents submitted for the 100% review. Submittal letter must list all documents included.
b. Specifications:  A/E shall provide specifications complete in accordance with previous review requirements with all review comments accounted for and ready for use as final contract documents. Specifications shall include scope of work and phasing schedule requirements assembled with the general construction sections. Each section shall have a detailed index.
c. Drawings: A/E shall provide Three (3) sets of project drawings showing the basic plan for each discipline involved. This shall include:
1)  All drawings developed for the previous reviews shall be detailed showing all utilities, services and sizes as well as other required construction details. See Attachment B for more detailed information.
2)  Show complete all room titles, room numbers, sizes, door schedules, finish schedules, elevations, legends and other scheduled information.
3)  Also, show complete detail notes, equipment schedules, sections and locations.
d. Cost Estimate: A/E shall provide a revised detailed cost estimate and insure that the following items are included:
1)  Certification that the quantities have been checked and found to be correct.
2)  All estimates shall be based on the most up to date working drawings available and shall be current as of the date of submission.
3)  Materials are priced at the Contractor's buying level. Sales, taxes, when applicable, will be added into material costs.
4)  Cost totals should reflect labor and materials separately and should be formatted as follows:
Totals   labor and materials for all branches of work.
Overhead and Profit   a nominal percentage to reflect variations of trades, project size, completion schedule, etc.
Total Projected Project Cost
e. This submission will be reviewed and one (1) copy returned to the A/E. This design will be reviewed for functional purposes only. Technical accuracy and detail will be the responsibility of the A/E firm. As built conditions and full verification are the total responsibility of the A/E. Therefore, change orders are not expected during construction due to design deficiency or negligence. It is the A/E ' s responsibility to accurately determine existing conditions and to insure that the design is based upon correct data and insure no design deficiencies.
g. All projects shall be designed to achieve an energy consumption level that is at least 30% below the level achieved under ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, if life-cycle cost effective.  Use Appendix G of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 to document the energy savings.
h. A/E shall provide WBS of deliverables.
i. A/E shall provide a narrative on phasing requirements to include critical path.
j. This submission will be reviewed and a review meeting held with the consultant within 10 working days.
4.  Final Review Submission   After completion of all the 100% review comments and corrections, the final contract documents shall be prepared and shall include:
a. Submittal Letter: A/E shall provide a submittal letter stating that the changes and corrections noted on the previous review have all been evaluated and incorporated in the documents submitted for the final submission. These documents shall be listed.
b. Certification: At the final review, the A/E will present the completed drawings, each of which will bear the professional registration stamp of the registered professional Architect or Engineer responsible for the design. An Architect's stamp (seal) must be applied to architectural drawings and an Engineer's stamp to engineering drawings.  After the drawings and specifications have been reviewed by Engineering, the Contracting Officer will issue the project for bid or negotiation. If major discrepancies exist in the drawings, the VA s technical approval will be suspended until the A/E has corrected these contract documents.
c. Technical accuracy shall be the A/E's responsibility.
d. Provide complete sets of contract bid documents as directed for bidding or negotiation of each project (number of sets will be determined prior to A/E fee negotiation for each project)
e. One (1) set of reproducible drawings.
f. All original design documents shall be provided to the Contracting Officer in AutoCad format per the requirements of paragraph III.1.f.
g. A final set of design calculations (where applicable).
h. Included in Specification Section 01340 "Samples and Shop Drawings  is a list by specification and paragraph of all submittals required to be made under this project; however this list may not be all inclusive for any given project.
IV.  Construction Period Service Requirements
A.  Review of Submittals: A/E shall review all material submittals, shop drawings and test reports (if required), etc. Reviews shall be completed and submittals returned to the Contracting Officer within 14 calendar days.
B.  Review Analysis of Change Orders and Costs: A/E shall provide prompt response when contacted by the Contracting Officer to review and provide analysis of change orders and costs within 5 work days.
C.  Site Visits: A/E shall provide a negotiated number of site visits including the final inspection when requested by the Contracting Officer. (Include price for additional site visits should they be desired by the Chief Engineer). The A/E will also make a written inspection report within two (2) work days after each site inspection including the final inspection punch list. Also, the A/E will be required to attend the pre bid conference and pre construction conference and provide minutes within two (2) work days.
D.  "As Built" Drawings Requirements: A/E shall provide a complete set of reproducible drawings showing actual completed construction and reflecting any changes incorporated in the work. Additionally, all architectural, electrical structural, plumbing and HVAC as built drawings will in AutoCad 2012 or later. Data shall be stored on CD s.  A/E shall include a requirement in the specification for the Contractor to provide "marked up" prints to the A/E showing actual construction and any changes which occurred during construction. These shall be verified by the A/E. The A/E shall update drawings in accordance with the following:
UPDATING REQUIREMENTS FOR "AS BUILT" DRAWINGS
1.  All work shall be performed in AutoCad 2012 or later.
2.  Drawings shall have uniform line thickness and quality such that new work and/or modified work are clearly delineated from background floor plans, etc.
3.  All updating work shall consist of the same quality as on as built drawings as shown on construction documents.
4.  The A/E shall replace all information on as built drawings that was erased to accomplish changes and not part of updating work.
5.  Dimensions shall be shown on as built drawings, and changes shall be drawn to scale.
6.  All work shall meet the complete approval of the Contracting Officer.
7. Architectural Plans
a. All wall lines shall be indicated.
b. All door swings shall be indicated.
c. All titles shall be placed on drawings.
d. All room numbers shall be placed on drawings.
8.  Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Structural
a. All lines, fixtures, etc., shall consist of the same quality and characteristics as existing on the as built drawings.
b. Door swings and room titles shall be shown and room numbers are required.
c. Circuit numbers, panel locations, etc., shall be placed on drawings.
d. All structural elements shall be shown on record drawings. Any changes of/to structural elements shall be clearly marked and designated.
e. Non typical heights for electrical outlets, fixtures, etc, shall be noted on construction documents.
V.  Complete project schedule in which the dates need to be strictly adhered to:
a. 35% review documents typically 30 calendar days after receipt of notice to proceed unless otherwise agreed upon.  Review meeting with VA Medical Center will be scheduled approximately 14 days after delivery of review documents to the VA.
b. 50% review documents typically 30 days after 35% review meeting. Review meeting with VA Medical Center will be scheduled approximately 14 days after delivery of review documents to the VA unless otherwise agreed upon.
c. 95% review documents typically 30 days after 50% review meeting. Review meeting with VA Medical Center will be scheduled approximately 14 days after delivery of review documents to the VA unless otherwise agreed upon.
d. 100% review documents typically 15 days after 95% review meeting. Review meeting with VA Medical Center will be scheduled approximately 14 days after delivery of review documents to the VA unless otherwise agreed upon.
e. Final submission 10 days after 100% review meeting with VA.
All interested firms who have experience in this type of Architect/Engineer Design Service may submit four (4) hard copies of the SF-30 form which can be found at the following website:  http://www.gsa.gov to Cassaundra Mulligan, Contracting Officer, 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC  29401-5799 no later than 4:00 PM EST on February 23, 2017.  Two (2) CDs, which contain the SF 330s, are also required.
This requirement is issued as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside.  The NAICS Code is 541310, and the SBA size standard is $7.5 Million.  All Work shall comply with the current VA Master Specifications and Standard Details.  In order to be considered for an award, the A/E must be registered in SAMS at https://www.sam.gov.
SF 330 Supplemental Information
Architect Evaluation Criteria for Project 509-16-105
Dated 9/28/2015
In addition to the submission of the SF 330, firms are required to provide the following supplemental information as part of total submission package. Submitting firms are to provide four (4) bound hard copies with tabs and two (2) CDs which contain the SF 330s and the following documents.
1. Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services.
a) Submission requirements:
Submit personal resumes that best demonstrate the firm's professional qualifications, including specific licenses and registrations relevant to the solicitation requirements.
Complete and submit a summary disclosure for each discipline, principal, project manager, and other support personnel, for up to 10 employees covering disciplines offered, that will handle work for the solicited task order. Each resume package may not be longer than two (2) pages in length.
b) Basis of Evaluation:
Evaluation of professional qualifications will include but is not limited to the subjective assessment of the firm's individual resumes as required in the solicitation.
Firms unable to demonstrate required qualifications necessary to perform designs may be considered non-responsive. Failure to provide requested data may negatively impact a firm's rating.
Higher ratings for this criterion may be given when the firm's specific personnel demonstrate excellent or very good credentials, above and beyond those usually expected.
2. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required.
Specialized experience pertains to the types, volume and complexity of work previously or currently being performed by a firm that is comparable to the types of work covered by this requirement.
a) Definitions:
Specialized work means construction and design projects similar in project scope, size, construction features, dollar value and complexity of that listed in the RFP. Projects submitted outside these parameters will be assigned lower ratings.
Similar dollar value is considered construction projects of One Million dollars ($1,000,000) and greater.
Similar complexity is considered projects of an operational likeness to that listed in the RFP
Within the past five (5) years shall mean from date of SF 330 package submission to five (5) years prior.
b) Submission requirements:
Submit up to three (3) relevant projects, accomplished within the past five (5) years that best demonstrate your relevant experience to the solicitation requirements. Firm is at risk of receiving a lower rating if fewer than three (3) relevant projects are submitted.
Complete and submit a data summary sheet for each project. Each project data package may not be longer than two (2) pages in length and may include verbiage, graphics and photos.
Projects may include Federal, State, or local Government, as well as private industry projects. Firms are responsible for providing project description and applicable experience in sufficient detail to permit evaluation of project relevancy.
c) Basis of Evaluation:
Evaluation of specialized experience will include but is not limited to the subjective assessment of the firm's resume of the type of work required in the solicitation.
Firms unable to demonstrate proven competence to perform these kinds of projects may be considered non-responsive. Failure to provide requested data may negatively impact a firm's rating.
Higher ratings for this may be given when a proposal demonstrates project examples of excellent or very good examples of projects relevant to the solicitation.
3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time.
Identify the firm s past and present workload, and convey the understanding of being able to handle several design projects concurrently and within prescribed deadlines/constraints.
a) Submission requirements:
Provide a narrative, (maximum of one 8 ½  X 11  page) that discusses the firm s approach to accomplishing multiple concurrent design projects with emphases on meeting prescribed deadlines.
b) Basis of Evaluation:
Evaluation of this factor will be a subjective assessment of the firm s ability to clearly demonstrate an understanding of multiple design project goals and requirements set for the completion of the projects within prescribed deadlines.
Higher ratings may be given for this factor when information provided exceeds the minimum requirements.
4.  Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality work, and compliance with performance schedules.
Past performance relates to how well a firm has performed on substantially completed projects, within the past five years.
a) Definitions:
Past performance is a measure of the degree to which a firm satisfied its customers in the past and complied with applicable laws and regulations.
Government agencies are defined as local, state, and federal entities. Higher ratings may be given for work performed on VA Medical Center campuses.
Private industry is defined as non-governmental clients.
"Within the past five (5) years" shall mean from date of proposal submission to five (5) years prior.
The term "substantially complete" shall mean a fully designed project with construction of the facility/project more than 80% complete.
b) Submission requirements:
Submit up to three (3) relevant projects design complete or substantially construction complete within the past five (5) years and best demonstrates your relevant experience to the solicitation requirements. Firm is at risk of receiving a lower rating if fewer than three (3) relevant projects are submitted.
Complete and submit a project data summary sheet for each project. Each project data package may not be longer than two (2) pages in length.
Projects may include Federal, State, or local Government, as well as private industry projects. Firms are responsible for providing project description and applicable experience in sufficient detail to permit evaluation of project relevancy.
Provide a list of all projects accomplished within the last 7 years at VAMC s including point of contact and brief description of project.
Questionnaires. Firm is at risk of receiving a lower rating if fewer than three (3) Past Performance Questionnaires are received.
c) Basis of Evaluation:
Failure to provide requested data or to provide an accessible point of contact (POC) may negatively impact a firm's rating.
The evaluation of past performance will include but is not limited to the assessment of the firm's commitment to customer satisfaction, timely delivery of quality work, the firm's record of conforming to specifications, successful implementation of quality control procedures; adherence to schedules; and history of reasonable and cooperative behavior.
Firms unable to demonstrate proven competence to perform projects similar to the requirements of the solicitation may be considered ineligible for award.
Higher ratings for this may be given when a proposal demonstrates excellent or very good ratings for past performance and customer satisfaction on projects relevant to the solicitation.
5. Location in the general geographical area of Augusta, Ga. (within 200 mile radius) and knowledge of the locality of the Charlie Norwood VAMC:
a) Definitions:
Knowledge of the locality is defined as familiarity of applicable codes and regulations in place for the area.
b) Submission requirements:
Provide a narrative, (maximum of one 8 ½" x 11" page) that discusses the firm's location.
c) Basis of Evaluation:
Firms that are outside a 200 mile radius of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. will be given a lower rating than those firms within that distance.
Higher ratings for these evaluation criteria may be given as follows:
§ Firms that can be on site at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. within 120 minutes will be given a higher rating.
§ Firms that can be on site at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. within 60 minutes will be given the highest rating.
A subjective determination of the firm's statement of knowledge of the locality and how it was obtained relative to the requirements of this solicitation.
6. Implementation of the Design Quality Control Program.
Identify the roles and responsibilities of the major personnel of the firm and depict the understanding and implementation of Quality Control procedures for task orders. Firm is at risk of receiving a lower rating if fewer than three (3) relevant projects are submitted.
a) Submission Requirements:
Provide a narrative, (maximum of one 8 ½" x 11" page) that discusses the firm's approach to the task orders with emphasis on the envisioned role of the design team with regard to Quality Control.
b) Basis of Evaluation:
A subjective determination of the firm's statement of knowledge of Quality Control and how it will implement Quality Control procedures relative to the requirements of this solicitation.
Higher ratings may be given for this factor when information provided exceeds the minimum requirements.
7. Program management process/plan for handling Charlie Norwood VAMC projects.
Identify the roles and responsibilities of the major personnel of the firm and depict the lines of communications envisioned for the design tasks between the firm and with the Government.
a) Submission Requirements:
Provide the relationships between the firm and all partners and/or subcontractors/consultants to be associated with this solicitation and identifying each of the firms key positions/personnel and their role in managing work for these task orders.
Provide a narrative, (maximum of one 8 ½" x 11" page) that discusses the firm's Program management approach to the task orders.
b) Basis of Evaluation:
Evaluation of this factor will be a subjective assessment of the firm's ability to clearly demonstrate an understanding of the task order projects goals and requirements and set forth a realistic approach for the design of the task order projects.
Higher ratings may be given for this factor when information provided exceeds the minimum requirements.
8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services.
a) Submission Requirements:
Provide a narrative (maximum of one 8 ½" x 11" page) that addresses any claims, disputes, lines or judgments against your firm for instances where there have been design errors, deficiencies and/or omissions AND the steps your firm took to resolve the issues and the ultimate outcome.
Provide a statement if item 8 above is not applicable to your firm.
b) Basis of Evaluation:
Evaluation of this factor will be an objective assessment of the firm's ability to provide clear, concise, accurate design drawings and specifications free from design errors, deficiencies and/or omissions AND a subjective assessment of how well the firm managed situations when these issues were encountered.
Higher ratings will be given to firms that have not had any of the issues mentioned in item 8 above; however, firms with no performance history will be scored lower than those firms with significant performance history and none of the issues in item 8.
A lower rating will be given to firms that have experienced issues that resulted from design errors, deficiencies, and/or omissions, but resolved the matter to the satisfaction of the Government and/or customer.
Firms that were unable to amiably resolve issues that arose from design errors, deficiencies and/or omissions will not be considered eligible for competition.
9. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team.
a) Submission Requirements:
Provide a narrative (maximum of one 8 ½" x 11" page) that addresses any partnering, teaming, or subcontracting relationships your firm has and how long members within your firm have worked with one another
b) Basis of Evaluation:
Evaluation of this factor will be a subjective assessment of the firms relationships and how well the firm works as a team within their organization and with other partners, teams, and subcontractors.
Higher ratings will be given to firms that clearly demonstrate organizational health and cooperation with other teams, partners, and Government and industry personnel (customers).
A lower rating will be given to firms that cannot demonstrate organizational health and cooperation with other teams, partners, and Government and industry personnel (customers).
THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED.  THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR CONTRACTOR COSTS INCURRED IN THE PREPARATION OF SF 330 s OR SUBMISSIONS.
NOTE: SF330 packages shall be submitted FEBRUARY 23, 2017 AT 4:00 PM local time to the below cited contracting office address.
Contracting Officer Address:
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
RALPH H. JOHNSON VA MEDICAL CENTER
ATTN:  CASSAUNDRA D. MULLIGAN, CONTRACTING OFFICER
109 BEE STREET
CHARLESTON, SC  29401-5799
(843) 789-7504   Cassaundra.mulligan@va.gov
Place of Performance:  Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, 950 15th Street, Augusta, GA  30901.

C--*570-17-1-775-0001 | VA261-16-AP-9113 | NRM 570-17-207 | Sterile Processing Supply Renovation

Department of Veterans Affairs, Fresno VAMC | Published January 20, 2017  -  Deadline February 21, 2017
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The Department of Veterans Affairs VA Central California Health Care System, CA (VACCHCS) is seeking Architectural/Engineering Firms to submit Standard Form (SF) 330 for Project No. 570-17-207, Project Title  Sterile Processing Supply Renovation.   The project will be located at the VACCHCS Fresno Campus.  The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541310, Architectural Services, and the small business size standard is $7.5 million.
This design effort includes, but is not limited to expanding SPS capabilities and streamlining department operations. Project design will focus on the SPS space on the 3rd floor of Building 1 at the VA Fresno campus. This project will renovate and develop the SPS space with increased user friendliness, reliability, and longevity in mind.
The contract work requires multiple disciplines. The Prime firm shall be a licensed/registered professional firm.  The disciplines required include, but are not limited to: Architectural, Civil, Interior Design, Structural, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Fire Life Safety, Security, IT/Data, Construction Cost Estimating, and Signage/Way-Finding.
This procurement is a total Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set aside under the Veterans First Contracting program as required by 38 U.S.C. 8127-8128, as implemented under VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) subpart 819.70. The term Service-disabled Veteran-Owned small business (SDVOSB) under the Veterans First Contracting program has the same meaning as service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern defined in FAR subpart 2.101, except for acquisitions authorized by 38 U.S.C. 8127 and 8128 for the Veterans First Contracting Program.  These businesses must be listed as verified in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov in addition to meeting the NAICS code small business size standard to be eligible for award under the Veterans First Contracting Program.
All SDVOSB firms that submit Standard Form (SF) 330s must be listed in Veterans Information Page (VIP) as verified to be considered for this procurement.  Offers from unverified SDVOSBs are considered deficient and will not be evaluated further.  A firm s status will be verified in VIP at time of receipt of the SF 330, prior to conducting evaluations/interviews/discussions, and prior to award.  This set aside process is in keeping with VA Procurement Policy Memorandum 2016-05   Implementation of the Veterans First Contracting Program, FAR Part 19, and the requirements of FAR 36.6 for acquiring Architect-Engineer Services.
This notice serves as the Governments call for Standard Form (SF) 330s from interested SDVOSB Architectural/Engineering (A/E) Firms concerns. Firms that meet the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit one (1) electronic copy of their SF-330 package via e-mail to James Proctor at james.proctor@va.gov and Denise R. Groves at denise.groves@va.gov and one (1) hard copy to James Proctor at 855 M Street, Suite 1020 Fresno, CA 93721 by 1:00 pm PT February 21, 2017.  The SF-330, Part I may be accompanied by any other evidence of experience and capabilities the applicant considers relevant. Part II shall be submitted for each proposed consultant s office involved.
The Government will evaluate SF-330 s received in response to this notice to identify at least three (3) of the most highly qualified SDVOSB firms to perform the required services. The Government will then hold discussions/interviews with the most highly qualified SDVOSB firms based on the following evaluation factors.
The following evaluation criteria, listed in descending factor order of importance and weight, will be used for both the SF330 evaluation and when conducting discussions/interviews.  Sub-factors when combined represent the overall score for the factor.
Factor 1:  Professional Qualifications (35 pts)
Subfactor 1A - Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of A/E services necessary to complete the type of work required (20 pts)
Subfactor 1B   Reputation and standing of the firm and its principals with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness (15 pts)
Factor 2: Specialized Experience and Technical Competence (25 pts)
Subfactor 2A - Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, the use of recovered materials, and LEED certification (15 pts)
Subfactor 2B - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team (10 pts)
Factor 3: Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time (20 pts)
Factor 4: Past Performance (15 pts)
Subfactor 4A - Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules (10 pts)
Subfactor 4B - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (5 pts)
Factor 5: Location (5 pts)
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.
The evaluation board will prepare a selection report recommending at least three firms, in order of preference based on the combined SF330 and discussion/interview score, that are considered to be the most highly qualified to perform the required services.  This selection will be completed utilizing FAR 36.602-5 Short Selection Process paragraph (a) Selection by the board, therefore the evaluation board report shall serve as the final selection list and shall be provided directly to the contracting officer.
All firms on the final selection list are considered  selected firms  with which the contracting officer may negotiate in accordance with FAR 36.606, beginning with the most preferred firm in the final selection.  If a mutually satisfactory contract cannot be negotiated, the contracting officer shall obtain a written final proposal revision from the firm, and notify the firm that negotiations have been terminated.  The Contracting Officer will then initiate negotiations with the next firm on the final selection list.
Questions regarding this procurement should be directed, in writing, to the Contracting Specialist James Proctor via email at james.proctor@va.gov, or the Contracting Officer Denise R. Groves via E-mail at denise.groves@va.gov. It is the intent of the Contracting Officer to make a single firm-fixed price contract award under this solicitation.