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C--Fire Protection / Life Safety Code Services, A/E Services VHA VISN 20

Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle VAMC | Published April 27, 2015  -  Deadline May 28, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 20, is seeking professional Architect-Engineering (AE) firms to provide Fire and Life Safety AE Services for miscellaneous project designs, plan reviews, code compliance reviews, and Joint Commission Statement of Conditions support at the following Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 20 Medical Centers: -Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics, 8495 Crater Lake Hwy., White City, OR. -Roseburg VA Medical Center, 943 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg, OR. -VA Portland Healthcare System, 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR. -VA Portland Healthcare System, Vancouver Campus, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA. -VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA. -VA Puget Sound Health Care System, American Lake Division, 9600 Veterans Drive, Tacoma, WA. -Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, 4815 N. Assembly St., Spokane, WA. -Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center, 77 Wainwright Drive, Walla Walla, WA. -Boise VA Medical Center, 500 Fort Street, Boise, ID -Alaska VA Healthcare System, 1201 North Muldoon Road, Anchorage, AK. Services may also be required at the outpatient clinics and other leases affiliated with the medical centers. Professional Fire and Life Safety AE services are categorized as Design Services which includes Studies, Schematics/Design Development, Contract Drawings, Specifications, Cost estimates, and/or Construction Period Services; Drawing Review Services; Code Compliance Reviews; and Joint Commission Statement of Conditions Support. This procurement will be evaluated using the Brooks Act (PL-92-582). The procurement is 100% set aside for small businesses concerns. The primary North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code for this procurement is 541330. The small business size standard is $15.0 Million annual average gross revenue for the last three fiscal years. For the purposes of this procurement, a concern is considered a small business if its average annual gross receipts are $15.0 Million or less. Firms that meet the requirements listed in this announcement and desire to be evaluated for this work are required to submit: (1) Cover letter referencing the FBO announcement; name and address of the AE firm; DUNS number and CAGE Code; and name and contact information of the individual(s) representing the firm for this announcement; (2) Standards Form 330 Architect Engineer Qualifications. Standard Form 330 (Architect-Engineer Qualifications) is available at the webpage address -; (3) Evaluation Criteria: Supplemental narrative addressing the evaluation factors below: Factor 1. Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required service. The education, training, registration, certifications, overall relevant experience, and longevity with the firm of the key management and technical personnel should be provided. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of the key personnel and not the number of personnel. Services are to be provided by a professional fire protection engineer with a degree from an accredited university in fire protection. Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve on this project team. Each resume shall include a minimum of three (3) specific completed projects that best illustrated the team members experience relevant to this project's scope. Also include years of experience in position and roles each member on this project. The lead designer in each discipline must be registered. Factor 2. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in fire and life safety AE services. Provide a detailed narrative of up to 5 (maximum) relevant projects completed within the last 5 years that best illustrate overall team experience relevant to this project's scope. Factor 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Projects similar or greater in scope, size and magnitude is beneficial. The full potential value of any current A/E contracts that a firm has been awarded will be evaluated. For the Prime and each proposed consultant to be assigned to the team, list the larger current projects being designed in the firms' office. Indicate the firms' present workload and the availability of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period. Describe experience in successfully delivering projects per performance schedule, providing timely construction support, and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates. The evaluation will consider the key persons identified in Sections D, E, and G of the SF330, as well as other available staff and information provided in Section H and Part II (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 1). Factor 4. Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Information will be obtained through the CPARS Government Past Performance Information System. In addition, Contractors are required to provide three past performance questionnaires directly to the Contracting Officer. See attached past performance questionnaire. The contractor must provide the entire past performance questionnaire to each of its assessors. An individual assessor knowledgeable of the contractor's quality of supplies and services rendered is requested to verify, complete the questionnaire, and submit to the Contract Specialist at If evaluating more than one contract for the same contractor, use a separate questionnaire for each contract being evaluated. Factor 5. Location in general geographical area of the projects and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of the criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Proximity of a firm to the geographic area of VISN 20 will be used as a tie-breaker in the event multiple firms receive equal ratings in all other areas. Factor 6. Acceptability under other appropriate evaluation criteria. Fire and Life Safety AE design credentials. Focus should be on keeping an existing Medical Center operational and functional during the work. Factor 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Factor 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. The SF 330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Factor 9. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Include any sub-contractors that are proposed. Note: Failure to address all evaluation factors in sufficient detail may result in a lower rating. In accordance with the Brooks Act, the AE firms must be registered/licensed architectural and/or engineering firm. Provide evidence that your firm, subcontractor, or proposed team members are permitted by law to practice the profession of Architecture or Engineering. Also, the firms shall be listed in System for Award Management (SAM) under NAICS code 541330 prior to submitting a SF330. Ensure your firm has an active SAM entity record ( ). Cover Letter, SF 330, and supplemental narrative information shall be submitted to Russell Bergt ( in PDF format and attached to an e-mail prior to May 18, 2015, 4:00 PM (PT). It is the offeror's responsibility to deliver the required information on or before the due date which includes allowing a reasonable amount of time for the delivery of the required information (FAR 15.208(a)). Please note, files greater than 5MB may not be delivered through the email system. It is the offeror's responsibility to manage file sizes so the documents can be transmitted successfully. The AE selection may be completed in two stages: In Stage 1, public announcement of the AE services and evaluation and final ranking of interested firm's portfolios of accomplishment. In Stage 2 if used, short-listed lead designer-AE teams will be interviewed. An AE evaluation board consisting of a VA engineering representatives will evaluate the submissions. The Board will establish a short-list of the highest rated firms, to assist the Government in selecting the most highly qualified contractor. Those firms on the short-list may be interviewed or asked to submit supplemental responses. Any questions related to this proposed acquisition shall be submitted in writing via e-mail to the Contract Specialist, Russell Bergt ( Facsimile and hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
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