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C--Indefinite Delivery Contracts for A-E Services, Nation-Wide SDVOSB

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published September 26, 2014  -  Deadline October 25, 2014
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: a. General. This nation-wide A-E Services contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law [P.L.] - 92-582) and implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. This announcement is for unrestricted firms. The contract is anticipated to be awarded on or about April 2015. Solicitation period at minimum will be 30 calendar days from the posting date. It is anticipated that one contract will be awarded from this announcement with a $15,000,000 total capacity for each contract and will have a 1-year base period and four 1-year option periods. A Minimum Guarantee amount of $2,500 will apply to the Base Period only. The contract awarded under this announcement will be administered by the Fort Worth District and the Fort Worth District may elect to transfer capacity to other USACE Districts in support of the Department of Homeland Security, as well as military, civil works, and Interagency and International Support (IIS) Customers. North American Industrial Classification System code is 541330, which has standard size of $15 Million Projects are anticipated to be Nationwide, in support of the Department of Homeland Security and the Fort Worth District, Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, Task Orders under the resultant IDC may be awarded for projects anywhere in the U.S. or its territories or possessions. b. Contract Award Procedure: To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database. For instruction on registering with the SAM, please see the SAM Web site at https://www.sam.gov/. NO STATE-LEVEL certifications shall be accepted. The Service Contract Act will apply to this acquisition. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. c. Nature of Work: The services necessary for each requirement will be negotiated and awarded as individual Task Orders. The A-E shall furnish all services, materials, supplies, and supervision required to fully complete each Task Order. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: A-E Services are expected for but not limited to facilities and infrastructure engineering, design and construction projects for the agencies under Department of Homeland Security (e.g. Border Patrol Stations, Highway Checkpoints, Detention facilities, administration facilities, Vehicle Maintenance Facilities, Drug Seizure Vault, Communication towers, Forward Operating Bases, roads and lighting, border fence and gates, hangers). A-E Services are expected for primarily engineering and design services to include but not be limited to any or all of the following related services: Program and Project Management; Development of Request for Proposal (RFP) packages; multi-disciplined design support and consultant services; scoping, design, drafting, and planning services for new construction and/or renovation, demolition and alterations of existing facilities; construction cost estimating; topographic or boundary surveys; on site construction oversight; various engineering studies and site investigations; facility condition assessments using the BUILDER Sustainment Management System; ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits; subsurface geotechnical investigation and testing. Environmental studies/surveys and abatement design may also be required. Services also may include, but not be limited to any or all of the following: research analysis; pre-design site-assessment; feasibility and concept studies; interior design; space planning and programming; development of design concepts/standards; value engineering; life cycle cost analysis; and post award shop drawing review. Additional services include but not limited to: construction inspection; preparation of record drawings; soils engineering; preparation of operational maintenance manuals; environmental studies; National Historic Preservation Act analysis and documentation; historic and cultural resource studies - site identification surveys; design review; seismic analysis; design construction cost reconciliation; environmental testing; site evaluation; remediation design; state regulator or EPA compliance for hazardous materials such as petroleum products, automotive chemicals, asbestos, lead, and radon; design security and communications systems; designing fire protection and life safety systems; and other technical services related to project requirements as specified in individual contract Task Orders. Other Studies and Related Services: The A-E shall have knowledge and experience of spatial concepts and state-of-the art Geographic Information System (GIS) and the performance of complex spatial data management and analyses. A-E must be capable of the acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, manipulation, dissemination, display and management of geospatial data using a desktop based platform; developing, managing, and manipulating digital data bases; developing and executing customized software applications; developing and executing computer modeling/simulations depicting end-state conditions; preparing maps and graphics; CADD conversion; CADD/GIS interoperability; developing, implementing and maintaining enterprise GIS systems; designing, implementing, and maintaining web pages and portals meeting DoD regulations; Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata standards compliance; SDSFIE (Spatial Data Standard) and AEC (Architectural Engineering CADD Standard) compliance; and on-site geospatial management. Other services included such things as planning services, site selection services, relocation services, document processing, testing services, professional experts at hearings, and photographs. Design considerations may include landscaping, architectural hardware, architectural evaluations, electronic and communications systems, force protection, environmental or EPA regulatory considerations including storm water pollution prevention plans and Section 404 Permit considerations. NEPA compliance includes but not be limited to preparing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Project deliverables may include engineering studies, environmental surveys (wetlands/waters of the U.S., asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.),soil borings/samples for testing, boring logs, CADD produced plans specifications prepared utilizing Specsintact software (government furnished software) using Unified Facilities Guide Specifications, construction cost estimates prepared utilizing MII (government furnished software)(MII cost estimating software will be provided by the Government with data base information purchased by the A-E), and design analysis. All work must be done by or under the direct supervision of licensed professional engineers or registered architects. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion), Criteria: (a)-(d) are primary criteria; item (e) is secondary criteria and will only be used as a tie-breaker among technically equal firms. (a) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: For subparagraphs (i) - (x) below, provide examples of projects, completed within the past 5 years, on which the required experience was obtained. Ensure that all experience requirements are reflected on appropriate personnel resumes at Section E, Part I, SF 330. Also show applicable experience by the firm in Section F, Part I, SF 330. The contractor must demonstrate expertise in the following: (i) Experience performing work on a wide variety of sites located within the United States, its territories and possessions in a manner that complies with Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations. Provide a minimum of three (3) examples of projects that exhibit specialized experience and technical competence in the design of Government facilities with over One Million dollars ($1,000,000) construction costs. (ii) Experience in the design of projects incorporating the latest DoD Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism criteria (including any additional service requirements by the Department of Homeland Security), IBC and UFC codes, and LEED certification criteria. (iii) Experience completing facility condition assessments using the BUILDER Sustainment Management System and ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits. Provide examples where this was accomplished. (iv) Experience in the design of Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol facilities or comparable non-government facilities. Specialized experience in the design of Government and DOD facilities will also be considered. Provide example where this was accomplished. (v) Experience in evaluating contractor submittals and performing construction surveillance. (vi) Experience in design and survey for abatement of asbestos, lead-based paint, and the handling/disposal of other toxic and regulated substances. A firm must have experience in use of a suitable X-ray fluorescence device during on-site surveys for lead-based paint and have access to same. (vii) Experience in prescribing the use of recovered materials, achieving waste reduction, pollution prevention, energy efficiency and conservation in facility design. . (viii) Experience preparing construction cost estimates using the program MII, latest version. (ix) Experience in use of Government-furnished Specsintact software in preparing project specifications. (x) Experience with preparing drawings in AutoCAD, Revit and Bently Microstation utilizing current versions. (b) Professional Qualifications: This Indefinite Delivery Contract will require the A-E Contractor to demonstrate that all expertise requirements identified below are reflected on key personnel resumes in section E, Part I, SF330. None of the required personnel can be dual disciplined (except that the Life Safety Specialist can be one of the required registered Architects if qualified) and the Certified Energy Manager can be one of the Mechanical or Electrical Engineers, i.e. a separate employee must be on the Design Team except as noted for each stated requirement above to meet the personnel required. Ensure that resumes are provided for each of the required Architects, Engineers, and other personnel specifically required. Evaluation of each discipline will consider education, registration, relevant project experience within the last five years, and longevity with the firm. Resumes for the survey crew and testing lab are not required. Resumes for the asbestos/lead-based paint survey personnel are required. Repeat Resume Page as needed to provide all required resumes. Following is a list of the key personnel, minimum requirements and the minimum number required under the acquisition: (i) Two Project Managers; minimum of five years of experience on DoD construction projects is required and PMP Certification is highly desired; (ii) Three Registered Architects, one Registered Landscape Architect, one Registered Interior Designer, Three licensed Electrical Engineers, Three licensed Mechanical Engineers, One licensed Geotech Engineer, One AEE Certified Energy Manager, Three licensed Civil Engineers, Two licensed Environmental Engineers, Two licensed Structural Engineers - with degree from an accredited university engineering and Architectural program (ABET, NAAB), plus a minimum of 5 years work experience in their field of expertise for all position listed in this paragraph; (iii) One GIS Analyst, One Geographic Data Processor, One Database Manager, One Web Programmer, One Web Administrator, One System Administrator, One Application Programmer - minimum of five years of experience in related field is required and certification is highly desired for all positions listed in this paragraph; (iv) One Qualified Fire Protection Engineer (A qualified fire protection engineer is defined as an individual meeting one of the following conditions: 1) An engineer having a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited university engineering program, plus a minimum of 5 years work experience in fire protection engineering; 2) A licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) who has passed the fire protection engineering written examination administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveys (NCEES); or 3) A registered professional P.E. in a related engineering discipline with a minimum of 5 years experience, dedicated to fire protection engineering that can be verified with documentation), (v) One Life Safety Specialist, Two certified environmental survey personnel (asbestos, lead-based paint, soil, etc.) - minimum of five years of experience in the field of expertise for all position listed in this paragraph; (vi) One experienced MII Cost Engineers, One Professional Land Surveyor and survey crew, a geologist or licensed soils engineer - minimum of five years of experience in related field of expertise for all positions listed in this paragraph except the survey crew. (c) Past Performance: Past performance on USACE contracts within last six years will be evaluated with respect to compliance with contract and task order terms, quality of work, adherence to schedules, cost control, communication, and issue resolution as determined by ACASS. (d) Capacity: Firms must demonstrate adequate team capacity to perform three task orders concurrently, at three separate locations, not within the same state; firm's capacity is an important consideration because of the potential for unforeseen schedule changes. The following item (e) is the secondary criteria: (e)Volume of DoD contract awards: In Section H, Part I, SF 330, firms must show their past 12 months DoD contract awards stated in dollars. Include awards to all branch offices. In your calculation, do not consider awards to overseas offices for projects outside the United States, its territories, and possessions. Do not consider awards to a subsidiary if the subsidiary is not normally subject to management decisions, bookkeeping, and policies of a holding or parent company. 4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: In an effort to reduce paperwork and cost, ALL SF 330s shall be submitted electronically via the AMRDEC SAFE website at: https://safe.amrdec.army.mil At the AMRDEC SAFE website, select the link: For users without a CAC OR if your computer is not configured to read your CAC. Using this option will allow you to access the SAFE as a guest. When completing the information for transmittal at the AMRDEC SAFE website, notification should be submitted to Contract Specialist, Julianne Bowersock, e-mail address: Julianne.L.Bowersock@usace.army.mil (a) Interested firms (single firms or joint ventures) having the capabilities to perform this work must submit an SF 330 (6/2004 Edition), to the site stated above not later than 2:00 P.M. (Central Time) on the response date indicated above. If the response date is a Saturday, Sunday or Federal Holiday, the deadline is 2:00 P.M. the next business day. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Submission by telephonic facsimile will not be accepted. Personal visits to discuss this announcement will not be allowed; (b) Submit a compiled SF 330, Part I from the Prime, completed in accordance with the SF 330 instructions and additional instructions herein. It must contain information in sufficient detail to identify the team (prime, other offices of the prime firm and sub-consultants) proposed for the contract. Do not include company literature with the SF 330; (c) Use no smaller than 10 font type using Standard English. Front and back side use of a single page will count as two (2) pages. Pages in excess of the maximums listed will not be used in evaluation of the selection criteria. Submit all pages of the submittal as a one complete file (multiple files will not be accepted). SF330, Part I, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: (a) In Section C, identify the discipline/service to be supplied by each consultant; (b) In Section D, include a Team Project Organization Chart to indicate how each firm on the proposed team (prime and each sub-contractor is identified in Section C) integrates into the composite team; (c) In Section E, provide brief resumes of the on-staff or sub-consultant employees you intend to use to perform the work. Only include one role in block 13 except that the Life Safety Specialist may have a dual role. (See para. 3(b). Resumes must be submitted for each individual proposed to meet the required minimums stated above in paragraph 3(b); (d) In Section F, a maximum of 10 projects including the prime and sub-consultants will be reviewed. Use no more than one page per project; An Indefinite Delivery Contract can be counted as one project, however, the one page limit applies. (e) In Section G, Block 26, include the firm and location the person is associated with. The names of all individuals included in the resumes in Section E shall be listed in Block G-26 along with their firm location and their roles even if example project experience in Block G-28 is not applicable; (f) In Section H, provide a narrative to address each of the requirements, including subparagraphs, of items listed in Section 3, Selection Criteria, of this synopsis. When addressing team capabilities; clarify planned capability, existing capability, and prior experiences, if any. Include any other relevant information including a short discussion of why the firm is especially qualified based upon the specific selection criteria listed in Section 3 herein. Under paragraph 3(e) above, provide an itemized summary of DoD contract awards for the past 12 months to include Agency, Contract Number/Task Order No., and Project Title and amount. Do not include additional project information in the summary. (Note: award of Indefinite Delivery Contracts should not be counted as award amounts; only actual Task Orders.) Generally, provide a brief presentation of internal controls and procedures that demonstrate the firms overall Design Quality Management Plan (DQMP) which provides sufficient information about this plan that clearly explains the ability of the firm to control costs, schedule and quality of work to be submitted to the Government. (A project-specific detailed quality control plan must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission). Indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team. Do not exceed 20 pages for Block H. The DOD contract awards summary, noted above, does not count toward the 20 page limit for Block H SF330, PART II, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS (a) Responding firms must submit a copy of a current and accurate SF 330, Part II for the specific prime, other offices of the prime, joint ventures (JVs) and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work even if one is already on file. All Part IIs MUST be signed (signed within the past 12 months) and dated either by an original handwritten signature or a cut and pasted facsimile of an original signature. Indicate in Block 5b of each Part II if the firm is a Small Business, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Woman-Owned Small Business. (b) In Block No. 4, Part II, provide the Data Universal Numbering system (DUNS) number issued by Dun and Bradstreet Information System (1-866-705-5711) for the prime A-E or Joint Venture. The DUNS number must be for the firm or joint venture performing the work (i.e., not the parent company DUNS number, but a DUNS number specifically for the office performing the work. Each branch office and/or joint venture must have their own DUNS number); and (c) Solicitation packages are not provided for A-E contracts and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Points of Contact: Contracting - Ms. Julianne Bowersock OFFERORS QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS (a) Technical inquiries and questions relating to SF330 procedures or bonds are to be submitted via Bidder Inquiry in ProjNet at http://www.projnet.org/projnet. (b) To submit and review bid inquiry items, bidders will need to be a current registered user or self-register into the system. To self-register go to web page, click BID tab select Bidder Inquiry, select agency USACE, enter Key for this solicitation listed below, and your e-mail address, click login. Fill in all required information and click create user. Verify that information on next screen is correct and click to continue. (c) From this page you may view all bidder inquiries or add inquiry. Only one question will be allowed per inquiry. If multiple questions are included in a single inquiry, only the first question will be answered. All others will remain unanswered until entered in as single inquiries. (d) Bidders will receive an acknowledgement of their question via email, followed by an answer to their question after it has been processed by our technical team. (e) The Solicitation Number is: W9126G-14-R-0088 (f) The Bidder Inquiry Key is: AD37UV-289IRQ (g) The Bidder Inquiry System will be closed to new inquiries seven (7) calendar days prior to submission of the SF330s in order to ensure adequate time is allotted to form an appropriate response and amend the solicitation, if necessary. If the System is not closed in a timely manner, an inquiry posted within seven calendar days of the receipt of the SF330s will still be regarded as untimely and will not be afforded a substantive response. (h) Offerors are requested to review the specification in its entirety, review the Bidder Inquiry System for answers to questions prior to submission of a new inquiry. (i) The bidder call center operates weekdays from 8am to 5pm U.S. Central Time Zone (Chicago). The telephone number for the Call Center is 1-800-428-HELP (1-800-428-4357). (j) Offers will NOT be publicly opened. Information concerning the status of the evaluation and/or award will NOT be available after receipt of the SF330s. This is not a request for proposal. Phone calls to discuss the solicitation are discouraged unless absolutely necessary. Personal visits for the purpose of discussing this solicitation are not allowed. To verify your SF330 has been delivered you may e-mail julianne.l.bowersock@usace.army.mil.

R--MEDDAC CONSULTANT

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published February 5, 2015  -  Deadline February 11, 2015
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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 included in this notice.The solicitation number is W9124B-15-Q-6474 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-79. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 115115 with a small business size standard of $15.00M.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-02-11 12:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Fort Irwin, CA 92310 The MICC Fort Irwin requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001: Conduct Joint Commission Environment of Care Training session in support of Weed Army Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, California. All services to be conducted IAW the attached Scope of Work., 1, EA; LI 002: CONTRACTOR MANPOWER: In accordance with Section H, Clause 52.000-4029, Accounting for Contract Services--Contractor Manpower Reporting this line item is added as no cost unless otherwise specified. Should a cost be associated with this requirement, complete the line item and submit with your proposal submission., 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, MICC Fort Irwin intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. MICC Fort Irwin is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. New or in good condition- initial acceptance will be at the discretion of the acceptor during the delivery. All items required must be fully functional, present, and compatible as required by the SOW. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. Delivery must be made within 14 day or less after receipt of order (ARO). The offeror must provide within its offer the number of days - not to exceed 17 February 2015 - required to make delivery after it receives a purchase order from the buyer. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225- 13, 52.232-33. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/. In accordance with DFARS 252.232-7003, "Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports", the contractor shall submit their payment request electronically using the WAWF. The WAWF website is located at https://wawf.eb.mil. There is no charge to use WAWF. Contractors must register to use WAWF at this website and ensure an electronic business point of contact (POC) is designated in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) site at http://www.ccr.gov within ten (10) calendar days after award of this contract. Contractor training is available at the website home page under "about WAWF". Contractors may contact the WAWF Customer Support for assistance toll free at 866-618-5988; commercial: 801-605-7095;Fax commercial: 801-605-7453 or CSCASSIG@CSD,DISA.MIL. Sellers must present their representations and certifications, upon request, through the Online Representatives and Certifications Application (ORCA) at http://orca.bpn.gov Sellers understand that FedBid ranks all Bids by price; however, pursuant to applicable acquisition regulations and/or departmental guidelines, Buyers may use criteria other than price to evaluate offers. Accordingly, please note that, unless otherwise specified in the Buy Terms, below, to the extent required by applicable regulations and/or guidelines, award will be made to the responsible Seller whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Buyer on the basis of price only unless the Buy Terms are edit to ready otherwise. The Government will not be responsible for returning equipment with a full tank of gas or paying to refuel the equipment at the end of the Period of Performance. DELIVERY/PICKUP AND REFUELING COST MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE QUOTE. As identified in Question Submission, "questions not received in a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered" are defined FOR THIS SOLICITATION as: THE CUTOFF TIME FOR RECEIPT OF QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS SOLICITATION IS 10 February 2015. ALL QUESTIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. All questions submitted within the allotted time will be answered within 24 hours. Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Apr 2010) (a) (1) The Offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that -- (i) The Offeror and/or any of its Principals -- (A) Are [_] are not [_] presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (B) Have [_] have not [_], within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (Federal, State, or local) contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or State antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property (if offeror checks ?have?, the offeror shall also see 52.209-7, if included in this solicitation); and (C) Are [_] are not [_] presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a governmental entity with, commission of any of the offenses enumerated in paragraph (a)(1)(i)(B) of this provision; and (D) Have [_], have not [_], within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (1) Federal taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (i) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (ii) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (2) Examples. (i) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. ?6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (ii) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. ?6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (iii) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. ?6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment. (iv) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. 362 (the Bankruptcy Code). (ii) The Offeror has [[_] has not [_], within a three-year period preceding this offer, had one or more contracts terminated for default by any Federal agency. (2) ?Principal,? for the purposes of this certification, means an officer; director; owner; partner; or a person having primary management or supervisory responsibilities within a business entity (e.g., general manager; plant manager; head of a division or business segment; and similar positions). This Certification Concerns a Matter Within the Jurisdiction of an Agency of the United States and the Making of a False, Fictitious, or Fraudulent Certification May Render the Maker Subject to Prosecution Under Section 1001, Title 18, United States Code. (b) The Offeror shall provide immediate written notice to the Contracting Officer if, at any time prior to contract award, the Offeror learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or has become erroneous by reason of changed circumstances. (c) A certification that any of the items in paragraph (a) of this provision exists will not necessarily result in withholding of an award under this solicitation. However, the certification will be considered in connection with a determination of the Offeror?s responsibility. Failure of the Offeror to furnish a certification or provide such additional information as requested by the Contracting Officer may render the Offeror non-responsible. (d) Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render, in good faith, the certification required by paragraph (a) of this provision. The knowledge and information of an Offeror is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings. (e) The certification in paragraph (a) of this provision is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when making award. If it is later determined that the Offeror knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contracting Officer may terminate the contract resulting from this solicitation for default.

C--Indefinite Delivery Contract for A-E Services, Nation-Wide Small Business

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 12, 2015  -  Deadline July 23, 2014
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: a. General. This nation-wide A-E Services contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law [P.L.] - 92-582) and implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. This announcement is set-aside for Small Business firms. The contract is anticipated to be awarded on or about April 2015. Solicitation period at minimum will be 30 calendar days from the posting date. It is anticipated that two contracts will be awarded from this announcement for an estimated $35,000,000 for each contract and will have a 1-year base period and four 1-year option periods. A Minimum Guarantee amount of $2,500 will apply to the Base Period only. The contract awarded under this announcement will be administered by the Fort Worth District and the Fort Worth District may elect to transfer capacity to other USACE Districts in support of the Department of Homeland Security, as well as military, civil works, and International and Interagency Support (IIS) Customers. North American Industrial Classification System code is 541330, which has standard size of $15Million. Projects are anticipated to be Nationwide, in support of the Department of Homeland Security and the Fort Worth District, Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, Task Orders under the resultant IDC may be awarded for projects anywhere in the U.S. or its territories or possessions. b. Contract Award Procedure: To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database. For instruction on registering with the SAM, please see the SAM Web site at https://www.sam.gov/. NO STATE-LEVEL certifications shall be accepted. The Service Contract Act will apply to this acquisition. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. c. Nature of Work: The services necessary for each requirement will be negotiated and awarded as individual Task Orders. The A-E shall furnish all services, materials, supplies, and supervision required to fully complete each Task Order. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: A-E Services are expected for but not limited to facilities and infrastructure engineering, design and construction projects for the agencies under Department of Homeland Security (e.g. Border Patrol Stations, Highway Checkpoints, Detention facilities, administration facilities, Vehicle Maintenance Facilities, Drug Seizure Vault, Communication towers, Forward Operating Bases, roads and lighting, border fence and gates, hangers). A-E Services are expected for primarily engineering and design services to include but not be limited to any or all of the following related services: Program and Project Management; Development of Request for Proposal (RFP) packages; multi-disciplined design support and consultant services; scoping, design, drafting, and planning services for new construction and/or renovation, demolition and alterations of existing facilities; construction programming; construction cost estimating; topographic or boundary surveys; on site construction oversight; various engineering studies and site investigations; facility condition assessments using the BUILDER Sustainment Management System; ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits; value engineering services; subsurface geotechnical investigation and testing. Environmental studies/surveys and abatement design may also be required. Services also may include, but not be limited to any or all of the following: research analysis; pre-design site-assessment; feasibility and concept studies; interior design; space planning and programming; development of design concepts/standards; value engineering; life cycle cost analysis; and post award shop drawing review. Additional services include but not limited to: construction inspection; preparation of record drawings; soils engineering; preparation of operational maintenance manuals; environmental studies; National Historic Preservation Act analysis and documentation; historic and cultural resource studies - site identification surveys; design review; seismic analysis; design construction cost reconciliation; environmental testing; site evaluation; remediation design; state regulator or EPA compliance for hazardous materials such as petroleum products, automotive chemicals, asbestos, lead, and radon; design security and communications systems; designing fire protection and life safety systems; and other technical services related to project requirements as specified in individual contract Task Orders. Other Studies and Related Services: The A-E shall have knowledge and experience of spatial concepts and state-of-the art Geographic Information System (GIS) and the performance of complex spatial data management and analyses. A-E must be capable of the acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, manipulation, dissemination, display and management of geospatial data using a desktop based platform; developing, managing, and manipulating digital data bases; developing and executing customized software applications; developing and executing computer modeling/simulations depicting end-state conditions; preparing maps and graphics; CADD conversion; CADD/GIS interoperability; developing, implementing and maintaining enterprise GIS systems; designing, implementing, and maintaining web pages and portals meeting DoD regulations; Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata standards compliance; SDSFIE (Spatial Data Standard) and AEC (Architectural Engineering CADD Standard) compliance; and on-site geospatial management. Other services included such things as planning services, site selection services, relocation services, document processing, testing services, professional experts at hearings, and photographs. Design considerations may include landscaping, architectural hardware, architectural evaluations, electronic and communications systems, force protection, environmental or EPA regulatory considerations including storm water pollution prevention plans and Section 404 Permit considerations. NEPA compliance includes but not be limited to preparing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Project deliverables may include engineering studies, environmental surveys (wetlands/waters of the U.S., asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.),soil borings/samples for testing, boring logs, CADD produced plans specifications prepared utilizing Specsintact software (government furnished software) using Unified Facilities Guide Specifications, construction cost estimates prepared utilizing MII (government furnished software)(MII cost estimating software will be provided by the Government with data base information purchased by the A-E), and design analysis. All work must be done by or under the direct supervision of licensed professional engineers or registered architects. The selected small business A-E firms will need to demonstrate capability to perform at least 50 percent of the contract work listed below in accordance with EP 715-1, Chapter 3-8c which can be found at: http://www.publications.usace.army.mil/Portals/76/Publications/EngineerPamphlets/EP_715-1-7.pdf. In particular, in order to be awarded a small business contract the A-E firm will perform at least 50 percent of the cost of the contract incurred from personnel with its own employees. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion), Criteria: (a)-(d) are primary criteria; item (e) is the secondary criteria and will only be used as tie-breakers among technically equal firms. (a) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence (Ensure that all special experience requirements are reflected on appropriate personnel resumes at Section E, Part I, SF 330). The contractor must demonstrate expertise in the following: (i) Recent experience (within the past 5 years) and performing work on a wide variety of sites located within the United States, its territories and possessions in a manner that complies with Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations. Demonstrate a minimum of three (3) examples within the past 5 years showing specialized experience and technical competence in the design of Government facilities with over One Million dollars ($1,000,000) construction costs. (ii) Demonstrate the capability to design projects incorporating the latest DoD Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism criteria (including any additional service requirements by the Department of Homeland Security), IBC and UFC codes, and LEED certification criteria. (iii) Demonstrate experience completing facility condition assessments using the BUILDER Sustainment Management System and ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits. (iv) Demonstrate specialized experience in the design of Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol facilities or comparable non-government facilities. Specialized experience in the design of Government and DOD facilities will also be considered. (v) Firms must demonstrate experience in evaluating contractor's submittals and performing construction surveillance. (vi) Firms must demonstrate experience in design and survey for abatement of asbestos, lead-based paint, and the handling/disposal of other toxic and regulated substances. A HTRW survey team member must have demonstrated experience in use of a suitable X-ray fluorescence device during on-site surveys for lead-based paint and have access to same. (vii) Firms must demonstrate success in prescribing the use of recovered materials, achieving waste reduction, pollution prevention, energy efficiency and conservation in facility design. (viii) Firms must demonstrate the ability to prepare construction cost estimates using the program MII, latest version. (ix) Firms must demonstrate prior experience in use of Government-furnished Specsintact software in preparing project specifications. (x) Firms must demonstrate the ability to submit drawings in AutoCAD, Revit and Bently Microstation utilizing current versions. (xi) Firms must demonstrate the following expertise: a) using ArcGIS and/or Web services and associated extensions; b) building and maintaining multi-user geo-database in SQL and/or Oracle; c) executing ArcGIS Server Enterprise for Oracle and SQL server; d) developing and implementing geoprocessing scripts suing Python, Java, VB, Secure Socket Laser, VB.NET, C#(2005), Visual Basic, and AML; e) developing, implementing, and maintaining web-pages and web portals; f) CADD conversion and CADD/GIS interoperatability; g) operating map survey-grade GPS unit; h) the ability to provide on-site GIS support; i) Building information modeling (BIM). (b) Professional Qualifications: This Indefinite Delivery Contract will require the A-E Contractor to demonstrate that all expertise requirements are reflected on key personnel resumes in section E, Part I, SF330. None of the required personnel can be dual disciplined (except that the Life Safety Specialist can be one of the required registered Architects if qualified) and the Certified Energy Manager can be one of the Mechanical or Electrical Engineers, i.e. a separate employee must be on the Design Team except as noted for each stated requirement above to meet the personnel required. Ensure that resumes are provided for each of the required Architects, Engineers, and other personnel specifically required. Evaluation of each discipline will consider education, registration, relevant project experience within the last five years, and longevity with the firm. Resumes for the survey crew and testing lab are not required. Resumes for the asbestos/lead-based paint survey personnel are required. Repeat Resume Page as needed to provide all required resumes. Following is a list of the key personnel, minimum requirements and the minimum number required under the acquisition: (i) Two Project Managers; minimum of five years of experience on DoD projects and PMP Certification is highly desired; (ii) Three Registered Architects, one Registered Landscape Architect, one Registered Interior Designer, Three licensed Electrical Engineers, Three licensed Mechanical Engineers, One licensed Geotech Engineer, One Foundation Engineer, One AEE Certified Energy Manager, Three licensed Civil Engineers, Two Environmental Engineers, Two licensed Structural Engineers - with degree from an accredited university engineering program (ABET, NAAB), plus a minimum of 5 years work experience in their field of expertise for all positions listed in this paragraph; (iii) One GIS Analyst, One Geographic Data Processor, One Database Manager, One Web Programmer, One Web Administrator, One System Administrator, One Application Programmer - minimum of five years of experience in related field and certification is highly desired for all positions listed in this paragraph; (iv) One Qualified Fire Protection Engineer (A qualified fire protection engineer is defined as an individual meeting one of the following conditions: 1) An engineer having a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited university engineering program, plus a minimum of 5 years work experience in fire protection engineering; 2) A licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) who has passed the fire protection engineering written examination administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveys (NCEES); or 3) A registered professional P.E. in a related engineering discipline with a minimum of 5 years experience, dedicated to fire protection engineering that can be verified with documentation), (v) One Life Safety Specialist, Two certified environmental survey personnel (asbestos, lead-based paint, soil, etc.), Two environmental design personnel (asbestos, lead-based paint, soil, etc.) - minimum of five years of experience in the field of expertise for all positions listed in this paragraph; (vi) One certified Value Engineer, One experienced MII Cost Engineers, One Professional Land Surveyor and survey crew, a geologist or soils engineer; minimum of five years of experience in related field of expertise for all positions listed in this paragraph except the survey crew. (c) Past Performance: Past performance on DoD contracts with respect to compliance with contract and task order terms, quality of work, adherence to schedules, cost control, communication, and issue resolution as determined by ACASS and other sources. (d) Capacity: Firms must demonstrate adequate team capacity to perform three task orders concurrently, at three separate locations, not within the same state; firm's capacity is an important consideration because of the potential for unforeseen schedule changes. The following item (e) is the secondary criteria: (e)Volume of DoD contract awards: In Section H, Part I, SF 330, firms must show their past 12 months DoD contract awards stated in dollars (see details in a subsequent paragraph). Include awards to all branch offices. In your calculation, do not consider awards to overseas offices for projects outside the United States, its territories, and possessions. Do not consider awards to a subsidiary if the subsidiary is not normally subject to management decisions, bookkeeping, and policies of a holding or parent company. 4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: In an effort to reduce paperwork and cost, ALL SF 330s shall be submitted electronically via the AMRDEC SAFE website at: https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/. At the AMRDEC SAFE website, select the link: For users without a CAC OR if your computer is not configured to read your CAC. Using this option will allow you to access the SAFE as a guest. When completing the information for transmittal at the AMRDEC SAFE website, notification should be submitted to Contract Specialist, Julianne Bowersock, e-mail address: Julianne.L.Bowersock@usace.army.mil. (a) Interested firms (single firms or joint ventures) having the capabilities to perform this work must submit an SF 330 (6/2004 Edition), to the site stated above not later than 2:00 P.M. (Central Time) on the response date indicated above. If the response date is a Saturday, Sunday or Federal Holiday, the deadline is 2:00 P.M. the next business day. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Submission by telephonic facsimile will not be accepted. Personal visits to discuss this announcement will not be allowed; (b) Submit a compiled SF 330, Part I from the Prime, completed in accordance with the SF 330 instructions and additional instructions herein. It must contain information in sufficient detail to identify the team (prime, other offices of the prime firm and sub-consultants) proposed for the contract. Do not include company literature with the SF 330; (c) Use no smaller than 10 font type using Standard English. Front and back side use of a single page will count as two (2) pages. Pages in excess of the maximums listed will not be used in evaluation of the selection criteria. SF330, Part I, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: (a) In Section C, identify the discipline/service to be supplied by each consultant; (b) In Section D, include a Team Project Organization Chart to indicate how each firm on the proposed team (prime and each sub-contractor is identified in Section C) integrates into the composite team; (c) In Section E, provide brief resumes of the on-staff or sub-consultant employees you intend to use to perform the work. Resumes must be submitted for each employee required to meet the minimums stated above in paragraph 3(b); (d) In Section F, a maximum of 10 projects including the prime and sub-consultants will be reviewed. Use no more than one page per project; (e) In Section G, Block 26, include the firm and location the person is associated with. The names of all individuals included in the resumes in Section E shall be listed in Block G-26 along with their firm location and their roles even if example project experience in Block G-28 is not applicable; (f) In Section H, provide a narrative to address each of the requirements, including subparagraphs, of items listed in Section 3, Selection Criteria, of this synopsis. When addressing team capabilities, clarify planned capability, existing capability and prior experiences, if any. Include any other relevant information including a short discussion of why the firm is especially qualified based upon the specific selection criteria listed in Section 3 herein. Under paragraph 3(e) above, provide an itemized summary of DoD contract awards to include Agency, Contract Number/Task Order No., and Project Title and amount. (Note: award of Indefinite Delivery Contracts should not be counted as award amounts; only actual Task Orders.) Generally, provide a brief presentation of internal controls and procedures that demonstrate the firms overall Design Quality Management Plan (DQMP) which provides sufficient information about this plan that clearly explains the ability of the firm to control costs, schedule and quality of work to be submitted to the Government. (A project-specific detailed quality control plan must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission). Indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team. Do not exceed 20 pages for Block H. SF330, PART II, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS (a) Responding firms must submit a copy of a current and accurate SF 330, Part II for the specific prime, other offices of the prime and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work even if one is already on file. All Part IIs MUST be signed (signed within the past 12 months) and dated either by an original handwritten signature or a cut and pasted facsimile of an original signature. Indicate in Block 5b of each Part II if the firm is a Small Business, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Woman-Owned Small Business. To be classified as a small business, a firm's average annual receipts or sales for the preceding three fiscal years must not exceed $14 million; (b) In Block No. 4, Part II, provide the Data Universal Numbering system (DUNS) number issued by Dun and Bradstreet Information System (1-866-705-5711) for the prime A-E or Joint Venture. The DUNS number must be for the firm or joint venture performing the work (i.e., not the parent company DUNS number, but a DUNS number specifically for the office performing the work. Each branch office and/or joint venture must have their own DUNS number); and (c) Solicitation packages are not provided for A-E contracts and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Points of Contact: Contracting - Ms. Julianne Bowersock OFFERORS QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS (a) Technical inquiries and questions relating to proposal procedures or bonds are to be submitted via Bidder Inquiry in ProjNet at http://www.projnet.org/projnet. (b) To submit and review bid inquiry items, bidders will need to be a current registered user or self-register into the system. To self-register go to web page, click BID tab select Bidder Inquiry, select agency USACE, enter Key for this solicitation listed below, and your e-mail address, click login. Fill in all required information and click create user. Verify that information on next screen is correct and click to continue. (c) From this page you may view all bidder inquiries or add inquiry. Only one question will be allowed per inquiry. If multiple questions are included in a single inquiry, only the first question will be answered. All others will remain unanswered until entered in as single inquiries. (d) Bidders will receive an acknowledgement of their question via email, followed by an answer to their question after it has been processed by our technical team. (e) The Solicitation Number is: W9126G-14-R-0071. (f) The Bidder Inquiry Key is: 64NPS3-655VSN. (g) The Bidder Inquiry System will be closed to new inquiries seven (7) calendar days prior to proposal submission in order to ensure adequate time is allotted to form an appropriate response and amend the solicitation, if necessary. If the System is not closed in a timely manner, an inquiry posted within seven calendar days of the receipt of proposals will still be regarded as untimely and will not be afforded a substantive response. (h) Offerors are requested to review the specification in its entirety, review the Bidder Inquiry System for answers to questions prior to submission of a new inquiry. (i) The bidder call center operates weekdays from 8am to 5pm U.S. Central Time Zone (Chicago). The telephone number for the Call Center is 1-800-428-HELP (1-800-428-4357). (j) Offers will NOT be publicly opened. Information concerning the status of the evaluation and/or award will NOT be available after receipt of proposals. This is not a request for proposal. Phone calls to discuss the solicitation are discouraged unless absolutely necessary. Personal visits for the purpose of discussing this solicitation are not allowed. To verify your proposal has been delivered you may e-mail Julianne.L.Bowersock@usace.army.mil.

C--Indefinite Delivery Contracts for A-E Services, Nation-Wide Small Business

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published March 3, 2015
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: a. General. This nation-wide A-E Services contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law [P.L.] - 92-582) and implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. This announcement is set-aside for Small Business firms. The contract is anticipated to be awarded on or about April 2015. Solicitation period at minimum will be 30 calendar days from the posting date. It is anticipated that two contracts will be awarded from this announcement for an estimated $35,000,000 for each contract and will have a 1-year base period and four 1-year option periods. A Minimum Guarantee amount of $2,500 will apply to the Base Period only. The contract awarded under this announcement will be administered by the Fort Worth District and the Fort Worth District may elect to transfer capacity to other USACE Districts in support of the Department of Homeland Security, as well as military, civil works, and International and Interagency Support (IIS) Customers. North American Industrial Classification System code is 541330, which has standard size of $15Million. Projects are anticipated to be Nationwide, in support of the Department of Homeland Security and the Fort Worth District, Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, Task Orders under the resultant IDC may be awarded for projects anywhere in the U.S. or its territories or possessions. b. Contract Award Procedure: To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database. For instruction on registering with the SAM, please see the SAM Web site at https://www.sam.gov/. NO STATE-LEVEL certifications shall be accepted. The Service Contract Act will apply to this acquisition. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. c. Nature of Work: The services necessary for each requirement will be negotiated and awarded as individual Task Orders. The A-E shall furnish all services, materials, supplies, and supervision required to fully complete each Task Order. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: A-E Services are expected for but not limited to facilities and infrastructure engineering, design and construction projects for the agencies under Department of Homeland Security (e.g. Border Patrol Stations, Highway Checkpoints, Detention facilities, administration facilities, Vehicle Maintenance Facilities, Drug Seizure Vault, Communication towers, Forward Operating Bases, roads and lighting, border fence and gates, hangers). A-E Services are expected for primarily engineering and design services to include but not be limited to any or all of the following related services: Program and Project Management; Development of Request for Proposal (RFP) packages; multi-disciplined design support and consultant services; scoping, design, drafting, and planning services for new construction and/or renovation, demolition and alterations of existing facilities; construction programming; construction cost estimating; topographic or boundary surveys; on site construction oversight; various engineering studies and site investigations; facility condition assessments using the BUILDER Sustainment Management System; ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits; value engineering services; subsurface geotechnical investigation and testing. Environmental studies/surveys and abatement design may also be required. Services also may include, but not be limited to any or all of the following: research analysis; pre-design site-assessment; feasibility and concept studies; interior design; space planning and programming; development of design concepts/standards; value engineering; life cycle cost analysis; and post award shop drawing review. Additional services include but not limited to: construction inspection; preparation of record drawings; soils engineering; preparation of operational maintenance manuals; environmental studies; National Historic Preservation Act analysis and documentation; historic and cultural resource studies - site identification surveys; design review; seismic analysis; design construction cost reconciliation; environmental testing; site evaluation; remediation design; state regulator or EPA compliance for hazardous materials such as petroleum products, automotive chemicals, asbestos, lead, and radon; design security and communications systems; designing fire protection and life safety systems; and other technical services related to project requirements as specified in individual contract Task Orders. Other Studies and Related Services: The A-E shall have knowledge and experience of spatial concepts and state-of-the art Geographic Information System (GIS) and the performance of complex spatial data management and analyses. A-E must be capable of the acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, manipulation, dissemination, display and management of geospatial data using a desktop based platform; developing, managing, and manipulating digital data bases; developing and executing customized software applications; developing and executing computer modeling/simulations depicting end-state conditions; preparing maps and graphics; CADD conversion; CADD/GIS interoperability; developing, implementing and maintaining enterprise GIS systems; designing, implementing, and maintaining web pages and portals meeting DoD regulations; Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata standards compliance; SDSFIE (Spatial Data Standard) and AEC (Architectural Engineering CADD Standard) compliance; and on-site geospatial management. Other services included such things as planning services, site selection services, relocation services, document processing, testing services, professional experts at hearings, and photographs. Design considerations may include landscaping, architectural hardware, architectural evaluations, electronic and communications systems, force protection, environmental or EPA regulatory considerations including storm water pollution prevention plans and Section 404 Permit considerations. NEPA compliance includes but not be limited to preparing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Project deliverables may include engineering studies, environmental surveys (wetlands/waters of the U.S., asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.),soil borings/samples for testing, boring logs, CADD produced plans specifications prepared utilizing Specsintact software (government furnished software) using Unified Facilities Guide Specifications, construction cost estimates prepared utilizing MII (government furnished software)(MII cost estimating software will be provided by the Government with data base information purchased by the A-E), and design analysis. All work must be done by or under the direct supervision of licensed professional engineers or registered architects. The selected small business A-E firms will need to demonstrate capability to perform at least 50 percent of the contract work listed below in accordance with EP 715-1, Chapter 3-8c which can be found at: http://www.publications.usace.army.mil/Portals/76/Publications/EngineerPamphlets/EP_715-1-7.pdf. In particular, in order to be awarded a small business contract the A-E firm will perform at least 50 percent of the cost of the contract incurred from personnel with its own employees. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion), Criteria: (a)-(d) are primary criteria; item (e) is the secondary criteria and will only be used as tie-breakers among technically equal firms. (a) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence (Ensure that all special experience requirements are reflected on appropriate personnel resumes at Section E, Part I, SF 330). The contractor must demonstrate expertise in the following: (i) Recent experience (within the past 5 years) and performing work on a wide variety of sites located within the United States, its territories and possessions in a manner that complies with Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations. Demonstrate a minimum of three (3) examples within the past 5 years showing specialized experience and technical competence in the design of Government facilities with over One Million dollars ($1,000,000) construction costs. (ii) Demonstrate the capability to design projects incorporating the latest DoD Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism criteria (including any additional service requirements by the Department of Homeland Security), IBC and UFC codes, and LEED certification criteria. (iii) Demonstrate experience completing facility condition assessments using the BUILDER Sustainment Management System and ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits. (iv) Demonstrate specialized experience in the design of Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol facilities or comparable non-government facilities. Specialized experience in the design of Government and DOD facilities will also be considered. (v) Firms must demonstrate experience in evaluating contractor's submittals and performing construction surveillance. (vi) Firms must demonstrate experience in design and survey for abatement of asbestos, lead-based paint, and the handling/disposal of other toxic and regulated substances. A HTRW survey team member must have demonstrated experience in use of a suitable X-ray fluorescence device during on-site surveys for lead-based paint and have access to same. (vii) Firms must demonstrate success in prescribing the use of recovered materials, achieving waste reduction, pollution prevention, energy efficiency and conservation in facility design. (viii) Firms must demonstrate the ability to prepare construction cost estimates using the program MII, latest version. (ix) Firms must demonstrate prior experience in use of Government-furnished Specsintact software in preparing project specifications. (x) Firms must demonstrate the ability to submit drawings in AutoCAD, Revit and Bently Microstation utilizing current versions. (xi) Firms must demonstrate the following expertise: a) using ArcGIS and/or Web services and associated extensions; b) building and maintaining multi-user geo-database in SQL and/or Oracle; c) executing ArcGIS Server Enterprise for Oracle and SQL server; d) developing and implementing geoprocessing scripts suing Python, Java, VB, Secure Socket Laser, VB.NET, C#(2005), Visual Basic, and AML; e) developing, implementing, and maintaining web-pages and web portals; f) CADD conversion and CADD/GIS interoperatability; g) operating map survey-grade GPS unit; h) the ability to provide on-site GIS support; i) Building information modeling (BIM). (b) Professional Qualifications: This Indefinite Delivery Contract will require the A-E Contractor to demonstrate that all expertise requirements are reflected on key personnel resumes in section E, Part I, SF330. None of the required personnel can be dual disciplined (except that the Life Safety Specialist can be one of the required registered Architects if qualified) and the Certified Energy Manager can be one of the Mechanical or Electrical Engineers, i.e. a separate employee must be on the Design Team except as noted for each stated requirement above to meet the personnel required. Ensure that resumes are provided for each of the required Architects, Engineers, and other personnel specifically required. Evaluation of each discipline will consider education, registration, relevant project experience within the last five years, and longevity with the firm. Resumes for the survey crew and testing lab are not required. Resumes for the asbestos/lead-based paint survey personnel are required. Repeat Resume Page as needed to provide all required resumes. Following is a list of the key personnel, minimum requirements and the minimum number required under the acquisition: (i) Two Project Managers; minimum of five years of experience on DoD projects and PMP Certification is highly desired; (ii) Three Registered Architects, one Registered Landscape Architect, one Registered Interior Designer, Three licensed Electrical Engineers, Three licensed Mechanical Engineers, One licensed Geotech Engineer, One Foundation Engineer, One AEE Certified Energy Manager, Three licensed Civil Engineers, Two Environmental Engineers, Two licensed Structural Engineers - with degree from an accredited university engineering program (ABET, NAAB), plus a minimum of 5 years work experience in their field of expertise for all positions listed in this paragraph; (iii) One GIS Analyst, One Geographic Data Processor, One Database Manager, One Web Programmer, One Web Administrator, One System Administrator, One Application Programmer - minimum of five years of experience in related field and certification is highly desired for all positions listed in this paragraph; (iv) One Qualified Fire Protection Engineer (A qualified fire protection engineer is defined as an individual meeting one of the following conditions: 1) An engineer having a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited university engineering program, plus a minimum of 5 years work experience in fire protection engineering; 2) A licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) who has passed the fire protection engineering written examination administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveys (NCEES); or 3) A registered professional P.E. in a related engineering discipline with a minimum of 5 years experience, dedicated to fire protection engineering that can be verified with documentation), (v) One Life Safety Specialist, Two certified environmental survey personnel (asbestos, lead-based paint, soil, etc.), Two environmental design personnel (asbestos, lead-based paint, soil, etc.) - minimum of five years of experience in the field of expertise for all positions listed in this paragraph; (vi) One certified Value Engineer, One experienced MII Cost Engineers, One Professional Land Surveyor and survey crew, a geologist or soils engineer; minimum of five years of experience in related field of expertise for all positions listed in this paragraph except the survey crew. (c) Past Performance: Past performance on DoD contracts with respect to compliance with contract and task order terms, quality of work, adherence to schedules, cost control, communication, and issue resolution as determined by ACASS and other sources. (d) Capacity: Firms must demonstrate adequate team capacity to perform three task orders concurrently, at three separate locations, not within the same state; firm's capacity is an important consideration because of the potential for unforeseen schedule changes. The following item (e) is the secondary criteria: (e)Volume of DoD contract awards: In Section H, Part I, SF 330, firms must show their past 12 months DoD contract awards stated in dollars (see details in a subsequent paragraph). Include awards to all branch offices. In your calculation, do not consider awards to overseas offices for projects outside the United States, its territories, and possessions. Do not consider awards to a subsidiary if the subsidiary is not normally subject to management decisions, bookkeeping, and policies of a holding or parent company. 4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: In an effort to reduce paperwork and cost, ALL SF 330s shall be submitted electronically via the AMRDEC SAFE website at: https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/. At the AMRDEC SAFE website, select the link: For users without a CAC OR if your computer is not configured to read your CAC. Using this option will allow you to access the SAFE as a guest. When completing the information for transmittal at the AMRDEC SAFE website, notification should be submitted to Contract Specialist, Julianne Bowersock, e-mail address: Julianne.L.Bowersock@usace.army.mil. (a) Interested firms (single firms or joint ventures) having the capabilities to perform this work must submit an SF 330 (6/2004 Edition), to the site stated above not later than 2:00 P.M. (Central Time) on the response date indicated above. If the response date is a Saturday, Sunday or Federal Holiday, the deadline is 2:00 P.M. the next business day. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Submission by telephonic facsimile will not be accepted. Personal visits to discuss this announcement will not be allowed; (b) Submit a compiled SF 330, Part I from the Prime, completed in accordance with the SF 330 instructions and additional instructions herein. It must contain information in sufficient detail to identify the team (prime, other offices of the prime firm and sub-consultants) proposed for the contract. Do not include company literature with the SF 330; (c) Use no smaller than 10 font type using Standard English. Front and back side use of a single page will count as two (2) pages. Pages in excess of the maximums listed will not be used in evaluation of the selection criteria. SF330, Part I, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: (a) In Section C, identify the discipline/service to be supplied by each consultant; (b) In Section D, include a Team Project Organization Chart to indicate how each firm on the proposed team (prime and each sub-contractor is identified in Section C) integrates into the composite team; (c) In Section E, provide brief resumes of the on-staff or sub-consultant employees you intend to use to perform the work. Resumes must be submitted for each employee required to meet the minimums stated above in paragraph 3(b); (d) In Section F, a maximum of 10 projects including the prime and sub-consultants will be reviewed. Use no more than one page per project; (e) In Section G, Block 26, include the firm and location the person is associated with. The names of all individuals included in the resumes in Section E shall be listed in Block G-26 along with their firm location and their roles even if example project experience in Block G-28 is not applicable; (f) In Section H, provide a narrative to address each of the requirements, including subparagraphs, of items listed in Section 3, Selection Criteria, of this synopsis. When addressing team capabilities, clarify planned capability, existing capability and prior experiences, if any. Include any other relevant information including a short discussion of why the firm is especially qualified based upon the specific selection criteria listed in Section 3 herein. Under paragraph 3(e) above, provide an itemized summary of DoD contract awards to include Agency, Contract Number/Task Order No., and Project Title and amount. (Note: award of Indefinite Delivery Contracts should not be counted as award amounts; only actual Task Orders.) Generally, provide a brief presentation of internal controls and procedures that demonstrate the firms overall Design Quality Management Plan (DQMP) which provides sufficient information about this plan that clearly explains the ability of the firm to control costs, schedule and quality of work to be submitted to the Government. (A project-specific detailed quality control plan must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission). Indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team. Do not exceed 20 pages for Block H. SF330, PART II, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS (a) Responding firms must submit a copy of a current and accurate SF 330, Part II for the specific prime, other offices of the prime and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work even if one is already on file. All Part IIs MUST be signed (signed within the past 12 months) and dated either by an original handwritten signature or a cut and pasted facsimile of an original signature. Indicate in Block 5b of each Part II if the firm is a Small Business, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Woman-Owned Small Business. To be classified as a small business, a firm's average annual receipts or sales for the preceding three fiscal years must not exceed $14 million; (b) In Block No. 4, Part II, provide the Data Universal Numbering system (DUNS) number issued by Dun and Bradstreet Information System (1-866-705-5711) for the prime A-E or Joint Venture. The DUNS number must be for the firm or joint venture performing the work (i.e., not the parent company DUNS number, but a DUNS number specifically for the office performing the work. Each branch office and/or joint venture must have their own DUNS number); and (c) Solicitation packages are not provided for A-E contracts and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Points of Contact: Contracting - Ms. Julianne Bowersock OFFERORS QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS (a) Technical inquiries and questions relating to proposal procedures or bonds are to be submitted via Bidder Inquiry in ProjNet at http://www.projnet.org/projnet. (b) To submit and review bid inquiry items, bidders will need to be a current registered user or self-register into the system. To self-register go to web page, click BID tab select Bidder Inquiry, select agency USACE, enter Key for this solicitation listed below, and your e-mail address, click login. Fill in all required information and click create user. Verify that information on next screen is correct and click to continue. (c) From this page you may view all bidder inquiries or add inquiry. Only one question will be allowed per inquiry. If multiple questions are included in a single inquiry, only the first question will be answered. All others will remain unanswered until entered in as single inquiries. (d) Bidders will receive an acknowledgement of their question via email, followed by an answer to their question after it has been processed by our technical team. (e) The Solicitation Number is: W9126G-14-R-0071. (f) The Bidder Inquiry Key is: 64NPS3-655VSN. (g) The Bidder Inquiry System will be closed to new inquiries seven (7) calendar days prior to proposal submission in order to ensure adequate time is allotted to form an appropriate response and amend the solicitation, if necessary. If the System is not closed in a timely manner, an inquiry posted within seven calendar days of the receipt of proposals will still be regarded as untimely and will not be afforded a substantive response. (h) Offerors are requested to review the specification in its entirety, review the Bidder Inquiry System for answers to questions prior to submission of a new inquiry. (i) The bidder call center operates weekdays from 8am to 5pm U.S. Central Time Zone (Chicago). The telephone number for the Call Center is 1-800-428-HELP (1-800-428-4357). (j) Offers will NOT be publicly opened. Information concerning the status of the evaluation and/or award will NOT be available after receipt of proposals. This is not a request for proposal. Phone calls to discuss the solicitation are discouraged unless absolutely necessary. Personal visits for the purpose of discussing this solicitation are not allowed. To verify your proposal has been delivered you may e-mail Julianne.L.Bowersock@usace.army.mil.

C--632-15-116 Renovate Roads

Department of Veterans Affairs, Bronx VAMC (NAL) | Published March 12, 2015  -  Deadline April 10, 2015
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THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS ANNOUNCEMENT. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR RESPONSE BY VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS AND SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS FOR ARCHITECT AND ENGINEERING SERVICES. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PRICING PROPOSAL. DEADLINE RESPONSE DATE AND TIME IS APRIL 10, 2015 11:59 PM ET. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking a qualified Architect-Engineering ('A/E') firm to provide design, site development, architectural, construction documents, technical specifications, construction period services, critical path method, site visits, and cost estimates, and all other related information for Project 632-15-116, Renovate Roads at Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Rd., Northport, NY 11768. This procurement is 100% set aside to Veteran Owned Small Business, therefore responses will be accepted from Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Service Disabled Veterans Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Geographic location of the AE firm to the facility is factored as part of the evaluation criteria; the selection criteria list follows. This requirement is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Applicable NAICS code is 541310 and small business size standard of $7.5 Million. Magnitude of Construction is between $250,000.00 and $500,000.00. The anticipated award date of the proposed A/E Contract is about June 1, 2015. Potential contractors must be registered in SAM (www.sam.gov) and visible/certified in Vet Biz (www.vetbiz.gov) at time of submission of their qualifications in order to be considered for an award. Any subcontracted or otherwise business entity(s) used must be identified by name, office location and size/type of business (i.e. SDVOSB, VOSB). LOCATION This Project will rehabilitate building entrances, roadways, parking lots, walkways, curbs, and gutters, and other paved areas at the Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY 11768. SCOPE OF SERVICE REQUIRED PROJECT NO. 632-15-116, RENOVATE ROADS. This Project will rehabilitate building entrances, roadways, parking lots, walkways, curbs and gutters, and other paved areas at the Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY 11768. The Project will comply with VA-adopted codes and standards including Directives, Design Manuals, Master Construction Specifications, Design Criteria and other Guidance on the Technical Information Library (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/). Technical disciplines include but are not limited to site development, architectural, structural, sanitary, electrical, critical path method, and estimating. The Project will comply with VA-adopted codes and standards including VA Directives, Design Manuals, Master Construction Specifications, Design Criteria and other Guidance on the Technical Information Library (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/). I. SCHEMATICS. General Scope. The Architect-Engineer (A/E) shall review the program materials furnished by VA to ascertain the requirements of this phase of the work and shall prepare Schematic Documents illustrating the scale and relationship of Project components for review and approval of VA as further described in Supplement B, which details the minimum requirements for various A/E submissions. Services under this phase shall include but not be limited to all requirements as defined in Supplement B. II. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENTS. General Scope. The A/E shall review the program materials furnished by VA and all prior submissions to ascertain the requirements of this phase of the work and shall prepare Design Development Documents illustrating the scale and relationship of Project components for review and approval of VA as further described in Supplement B. Services under this phase shall include, but not be limited to the following: (1) Site Design; (2) Architectural Design including facility floor and roof plans, sections, elevations, preliminary selection of building systems and materials, development of dimensions, net program areas, gross areas and facility volumes; (3) Structural Design including materials and structural systems; (4) Electrical Design with economic and energy analyses and all critical systems; (5) Cost Estimate(s); (6) Energy Impact Studies; (7) Phasing Plans for Construction including making recommendations concerning construction contract arrangements and scheduling that will be advantageous to VA in terms of cost and timing; and (8) Presentations and Review Submissions. III. CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS. (a) General Scope. Based upon the approved Schematics and Design Development Documents, other program materials furnished by VA, and any further adjustments in the design scope or quality of the Project, the A/E shall ascertain the requirements of this phase of the work and shall prepare, for approval by VA, Construction Documents and other documents setting forth in detail the requirements for bidding and contracting for the construction of the Project and as further described in Supplement B. Services under this phase shall include: (1) Site Design Documents setting forth in detail the site construction requirements; (2) Architectural Design Documents setting forth in detail the architectural construction requirements including complete floor and roof plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules, material and color selection, discipline coordination and fire safety systems and controls; (3) Structural Design Documents setting forth in detail the structural construction requirements including all structural plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules, and calculations sizing all columns, beams, slabs and coordinating the work with all other design disciplines; (4) Electrical Design Documents setting forth in detail the electrical construction requirements including all electrical plans, elevations, sections, details, diagrams and schedules showing transformers, vaults, electrical and telephone closets, power distribution systems, auxiliary power systems, switchgear, generator, lighting fixtures, switching power outlets, and signal system; (5) Cost Estimate(s) setting forth in detail quantities of materials, labor, profit, overhead, insurance, taxes, etc.; (6) Specifications for all sections of the work utilizing the VA Master Specification system setting forth in detail all requirements for the construction fully coordinated with the drawings and other Construction Documents; and (7) Presentations and Review Submissions. (b) Project Phasing (CPM). The A/E shall assist the Contracting Officer in coordinating the development of a CPM (Critical Path Method) network for the construction of the Project. The CPM network shall provide a phasing schedule which will promote a proper and efficient organization and sequence of construction. The A/E shall, when directed by the Contracting Officer, serve as an advisor to the Contracting Officer on all phasing matters. Construction Documents shall be packaged for bidding and construction in accordance with the CPM network. IV. SITE SURVEYS, SUBSURFACE AND OTHER INVESTIGATIONS. The A/E shall arrange for and oversee the performance of topographic surveys, test borings, test pits, soil tests, subsurface exploration and other such investigations as he determines are required for the proper design of the Project. V. BID ALTERNATES. Throughout the design phases, the A/E shall identify alternatives for a minimum of 20 percent of construction costs that can be taken as potential bid deducts in the event construction bids received are higher than anticipated. The alternates shall be designed so that, if required to award the bid within the approved total project cost, the Project remains a stand-alone project and can be activated according to its intended function upon completion. VI. SERVICES DURING BIDDING PERIOD. The A/E shall provide all services required for advertising for and securing construction bids. The A/E shall attend authorized conferences, including Pre-Bid Conference and Pre-Construction Conference, as directed by the Contracting Officer. The A/E shall provide representatives of the following professional registered disciplines for each conference: Architectural Design, Structural Design, Mechanical Design, and Electrical Design. VII. SERVICES DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD. The A/E shall act in an advisory and consultant capacity to the Contracting Officer. The A/E, when requested, shall assist the Contracting Officer and his Resident Engineer to interpret the construction documents and shall: (1) recommend any action(s) he deems suitable for the satisfactory prosecution of the construction work; (2) prepare any supplemental drawings, specifications or other documents that may be required to clarify or supplement the construction documents; and (3) assess the preparation of Construction Contract Modifications initiated by or through VA to be executed in accordance with the Construction Documents. The A/E shall review all Government initiated and/or the Construction Contractor's cost proposals for construction modifications when requested by the Resident Engineer. The A/E's reply regarding his review of cost proposals and his recommendations shall include an independent breakdown of costs in detail with quantities and unit prices and shall cover both additions and deductions of labor, materials and equipment. The A/E shall check Government furnished and/or the Construction Contractor's shop drawings, detail drawings, schedules, descriptive literature and samples, testing laboratory reports, field test data and review the color, texture and suitability of materials for conformity with the design concept and construction documents. The A/E shall recommend approval, disapproval, or other suitable disposition. The A/E shall notify the Resident Engineer in writing of any and all deviations from the requirements of the construction documents that he has found in the Construction Contractor's submittals. During the Construction Period, the A/E shall make visits to the Project site. The A/E shall observe the construction and advise the Resident Engineer of any deviations or deficiencies. The A/E shall provide registered architects and engineers who are familiar with the design work of the Project to act as observers and advisers to the VA team conducting intermediate inspections, partial final and/or final inspection(s) of the Project. VIII. POST-CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. For a period of one (1) year after final payment, the A/E shall be obligated to furnish advisory or consulting services which are normal to such a professional contract and necessary to assure the proper functioning of elements of the A/E design. The Construction Contractor will furnish to the A/E a marked-up set of prints showing all changes made during the construction period. The A/E shall incorporate into the drawings all significant changes marked-up by the Construction Contractor and, any significant changes made by solicitation amendments and construction contract modifications. The A/E shall prepare record drawings by making changes on the original contract drawings. Submission shall be subject to the approval of the Contracting Officer as to quality and completeness. IX. CONTRACT SECURITY. This contract does not involve VA sensitive information and contractor personnel do not require access to VA systems. Information made available to the contractor or subcontractor by VA for the performance or administration of this contract or information developed by the contractor/subcontractor in performance or administration of the contract shall be used only for those purposes and shall not be used in any other way without the prior written agreement of VA. There are no special security classifications other than VA Identification Badges must be issued to the awarded A/E employees as per VA policy. The awarded A/E shall make a request for all personnel and obtain VA Identification Badges. The VA Resident Engineer/COR is the Point of Contact for VA Identification Badges. COST RANGE Magnitude of Construction is between $250,000.00 and $500,000.00. TYPE OF CONTRACT CONTEMPLATED The Department of Veterans Affairs is contemplating awarding a firm fixed price contract. ESTIMATED START AND COMPLETION DATES The Department of Veterans Affairs requires design and contract support services. The estimated start and end dates for the design and start and end dates for the construction are as follows: The A/E shall perform the work required by this contract within the limits of the following schedule. He/she 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: Submit authorization request for site survey and/or subsurface exploration not later than 07-07-2015 Deliver First Schematic Review material to Contracting Officer not later than [65% complete] 07-28-2015 Review First Schematic Review material with Contracting Officer on [65% complete] 08-18-2015 Deliver Second Schematic Review material to Contracting Officer not later than [100% complete] 09-01-2015 Review Second Schematic Review material with Contracting Officer on [100% complete] 09-22-2015 Deliver First Review (DD) material to Contracting Officer not later than [20% complete] 10-20-2015 Review First Review (DD) material with Contracting Officer on [20% complete] 11-10-2015 Deliver Second Review (DD) material to Contracting Officer not later than [35% complete] 11-24-2015 Review Second Review (DD) material with Contracting Officer on [35% complete] 12-15-2015 Deliver Third Review (CD) material to Contracting Officer not later than [75% complete] 02-09-2016 Review Third Review (CD) material with Contracting Officer on [75% complete] 03-01-2016 Deliver Fourth Review (CD) material to Contracting Officer not later than [100% complete] 03-15-2016 Review Fourth Review (CD) material with Contracting Officer on [100% complete] 04-05-2016 Deliver Documents to Contracting Officer not later than 04-19-2016 Planned Construction Contract Award (Estimated) 06-17-2016 Construction Completion (Estimated) 08-15-2018 The Contracting Officer may schedule an additional Design Review(s) should he/she determine that such review(s) is required for satisfactory completion of the Contract Drawings and Specifications. The A/E will be reimbursed for the additional trip(s) in accordance with Clause SP-9 unless the additional Design review(s) was requested by him or caused by actions for which he/she is responsible. EVALUATION SELECTION CRITERIA Offerors responding to the solicitation will be evaluated by the following criteria and selection criteria will be based on, the following, and the Department of Veterans Affairs shall evaluate each potential contractor in terms of the following evaluation factors: (1) Professional qualifications and disciplines of staff proposed for the satisfactory performance of required services; (2) Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. Examples of specialized experience and technical competence in various disciplines required for specific project; (3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; (4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Past experience and performance on government contracts; and (5) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Proximity of firm or working office providing professional services to the facility. (6) Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (7) Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (8) Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. (9) Acceptability under other appropriate evaluation criteria and the Selection Criteria List is below. SELECTION CRITERIA DESCRIPTIONS The selection criteria descriptions (1 through 9) are provided below. (1) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE OF REQUIRED SERVICES. Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and Designers of Record. In addition, provide resumes of other relevant team members or frequent subcontractor such as: Architect, Civil, Structural Engineers, Cost Estimator, and team members who will perform technical tasks under this contract including their record of working together. The Designers of Record shall perform and direct the design within their respective discipline and shall sign and seal the drawings. All Designers of Record must be professionally registered in their discipline. Each resume shall include a minimum of three (3) specific completed projects that best illustrate the individual team members experience relevant to this contract scope; (2) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE Specialized experience and technical competence in health care facilities (to include joint ventures), including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials." (3) CAPACITY This factor evaluates ability of the AE Structural firm, given their current projected workload and the availability of their key personnel, to accomplish the possible myriad of design projects in the required time. The general workload and staffing capacity of the design office will be evaluated. i. List current projects with a design fee of greater than $20,000 being designed in the firms' office. ii. Indicate the firms' present workload and the availability iii. of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period; iv. describe experience in successfully delivering projects per v. performance schedule, providing timely construction support, and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates; (4) PAST PERFORMANCE VISN3 will evaluate past performance on recent and relevant contracts with government agencies (emphasis on VA work) and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, compliance with performance schedules and a record of significant claims against the firm due to improper or incomplete engineering services (references required). vi. Recent is defined as performance occurring within 5 years of the date of this Sources Sought, except that ongoing projects must have begun no less than one (1) year prior to the issuance of this Sources Sought. vii. Relevancy is defined as performance of work on projects that are similar in scope to the types of projects anticipated under the resultant contracts. Respondents with no previous past performance shall so state when addressing the selection criteria Documentation supplied should detail firms' ability to work with government entities and design standards or similar relevant experience with other entities. i. Provide a copy of all performance evaluations (A/E) issued for government contracts (as applicable). For non-Federal contracts, provide facility owner documentation of the firms' performance issued on that contract. If known documentation exists, so state. ii. Provide accessible owner points of contact: name, title address, telephone number, e-mail, and fax number and provide copies of awards and letters of appreciation/commendation as desired. If the Contracting Officer determines, Past Performance Questionnaire could be issued in the future to firms holding discussions, at time of discussions with selected firms. No Past Performance Questionnaires are required now. No Past Performance Questionnaires are required in this announcement. (5) LOCATION viii. The A/E Firm proximity to the Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Rd., Northport, NY 11768 is an evaluation criteria. ix. This distance is determined according to http://maps.google.com/ x. This factor evaluates the distance the AE firm's design office or offices lies from the location of work. Please provide the address (es) and distance of your closest office to the address listed below. xi. There geographic preference location of firms responding is within one hundred fifty (150) miles of Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Rd., Northport, NY 11768. (6) Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (7) Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (8) Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. (9) ACCEPTABILITY UNDER OTHER APPROPRIATE EVALUATION CRITERIA A/E SELECTION CRITERIA LIST Project Name: Renovate Roads Project No. 632-15-116 Required Criteria Weighting X Professional qualifications and disciplines of staff proposed for the satisfactory performance of required services. 15% X 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 15% X Capacity to Accomplish the work in the required time 10 % X Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules 15% X 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 10% X Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness 10% X Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services 10% X Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team 15% ` Total 100.0% Further Information: Architect-Engineering Services: The VA seeks to find qualified responsible capable competent Veteran Owned Small Business or Service Disable Veterans Owned Small Business, for Architect and Engineering service to provide site survey, drawings, specifications, construction documents, cost estimates, and other items necessary suitable to deliver construction and bid documents for Renovate Roads at VA Medical Center Northport, 79 Middleville Road, Northport NY 11768. The following engineering and architectural services will be required and expected will include site investigations, analysis, design, calculations, cost estimates, preparation of working drawings and specifications, and construction period services. Final drawings and site visits during construction are part of the scope. The company must have the capability to design complete documents for Renovate Roads project; as described herein this project posting. This would include the services of certified and registered professionals. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Medical Center, Northport, NY is seeking Veteran Owned Small Business or Service Disable Veterans Owned Small Business Architect-Engineer firm, NAICS 541310, located within the geographic location of VA Medical Center Northport, NY 11768, and within a one hundred fifty (150) mile radius of Northport, NY 11768 with the radius determined using Google Maps and in compliance with government mapping, to provide professional design services for Renovate Roads at the VAMC Northport NY. This announcement is in accordance with the Brooks Act as implemented in FAR 36.6 and relevant regulations. For this announcement only Veteran Owned Small Business or Service Disable Veterans Owned Small Business Achitect-Engineer firms shall respond to this announcement with required information as stated herein this announcement and as outlined below. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NOR PRICING. This action is as per Public Law No. 92-582, Section 902, the Brooks Act, Federal Acquisition Regulation, and Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation. The three (3) or more most highly qualified firms (determined by VA through Contracting Officer) meeting the criteria as stated herein this announcement will be selected for discussions based on demonstrated competence, capability, qualifications and responsibility for the required work. Qualification Statements (SF-330) submitted in response to this announcement will be used to determine the firms the VA will hold discussions with for this project, leading to eventual negotiation to award; please see General Information toward the end of this posting for further informational procedure. Design and renovation work at the facilities is done in accordance with the guidelines of the most current VA Design Requirements and Criteria and VA Federal Specifications Standards Specifications available online at http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/. Firms with MEP services in-house and capability to provide full-service mechanical, architectural, civil, structural, electrical, fire protection, and cost estimating capability are encouraged to submit their SF 330 for consideration. VAMC Northport seeks qualified A/E firms with substantial past experience in roads, utility/infrastructure design at healthcare facilities. Firms may be asked to propose innovative and creative approaches to designing in keeping with current scientific technology and trends as may be applicable to the mission of the VA. PROJECT NO. 632-15-116 Renovate Roads and Parking Lots at VAMC Northport, 79 Middleville Rd., Northport, New York 11768. This Combined Synopsis/Pre-Solicitation is for Architect and Engineer ("A/E") services project to relocate, renovate, the Intensive Care Unit at the Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY 11768. A/E shall supply all labor, supervision, and A/E related materials (drawings, specifications, etc.) to design and provide drawings for Renovate Roads at VAMC Northport. Work will include but not be limited to site, architectural, engineering, civil engineering, electrical, plumbing, water, and all utilities and equipment. The A/E shall comply with VA codes and standards including VA Directives and Policies, Design Manuals, Master Construction Specifications, Design Criteria and other Guidance on the VA Technical Information Library (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/), along with U.S. Executive Orders and other applicable regulations. GENERAL: The Contractor will provide personnel, facilities, equipment, transportation, and supplies necessary to provide architect and engineer and technical services to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Northport NY for project titled Renovate Roads at VAMC Northport NY. (a) Place of Performance: Work may be performed at the Contractor's facilities, other Contractors' facilities, off-site testing facilities, or when approved in Government facilities (VA MC Northport NY), in space provided under the terms and conditions as set forth in this contract. (b) Mobilization: The Contractor shall have sufficient personnel, office space, equipment and supplies available to perform the services as described herein and for contract. The Contractor will be afforded a maximum of twelve (12) calendar days to respond to VA request for discussion via VA Contracting Officer and upon notice of award shall complete and submit the required documents to the VA Contracting Officer within twelve (12) calendar days and fifteen (15) working days to mobilize personnel after award under the contract unless otherwise specified by the VA Contracting Officer. (c) Limitation of Services: Services are to be provided as set forth in the contract documents (SF-252, Supplement B to 252, Statement of Work, etc.) and for the period of the project commencing on the date of contract award. In addition, required ability of A/E to produce all plan documents on a AUTOCAD/CADD system fully compatible with most current AUTOCAD/CADD and the ability to provide specifications in CD/DVD formats, with specifications in Microsoft Word, and drawings in DWG formats and PDF formats; in addition during the period of this project, including construction, Dr. Checks may be a tool utilized. Selection criteria shall be in accordance with FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836.602. Potential vendors are bound by the clauses contained in FAR part 4.11 and 4.12 (SAMS, ORCA, etc.). Specialized design and construction administration experience in Healthcare facilities. Required services will include preparation of schematics and design development plans, including all appropriate architectural and engineering disciplines, and a firm estimate of construction cost. The contract will include construction document preparation; construction period services, and site visits. Offerors are encouraged to include in their submission evidence of past performance for relevant projects of similar size and magnitude within the past five (5) years and up to ten (10) years. Professional qualifications and technical competence identifying the available detailed staffing capable of performing the level of work required. Prospective firms must demonstrate the ability to provide all engineering and architectural services necessary to successfully undertake a full spectrum of healthcare facility projects. These disciplines include, but are but not necessarily limited, to: Roadways, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural, Civil, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Energy, Program Management, Building Condition Assessment, Construction Administration, Project Scheduling, and Cost Estimation. Services may be in-house or subcontracted provided that there is evidence of a consistent working relationship on similar projects where subcontracted services are offered and within the allowable percentages of sub-contracting as per regulations (VAAR, FAR, etc.). Prospective firms must present evidence of individuals who possess the appropriate professional credentials including Professional Engineer(s) and Registered Architect(s). Prospective firms must indicate their organizational structure, the lead person responsible for delivery of services, and the proposed management plan for delivery of services in a responsive and efficient manner. The lead person may be a principal of the firm or consortium, but consideration will also be given to firms who demonstrate a greater depth of organization with Program Managers to serve as lead for the VA projects. A certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is not required, however the firm shall have available the ability to retain the services of a certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and are encouraged to have an established working relationship with a sub-contracted Environmental Engineering firm for CIH services. Other Professional Engineers in other disciplines should be identified, but can be in-house or by subcontract or other such arrangement. Level and breadth of experience and employment turnover rate of staff are considered key factors. A/E firm in-house Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is not required. It is useful for the A/E firm to have access to a certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or have a consistent working relationship with a sub-contracted Environmental Engineering firm for CIH services. In the event a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is sought, the VA shall inform the awarded A/E during the course of work and at that time it is the responsibility of the A/E to utilize a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or subcontract to an Environmental Engineering firm and/or other Professional Engineers in other disciplines, in-house or by subcontract or other such arrangement. All personnel must meet the minimum requirements as stated in the attached, "Minimum In House Primary Key Personnel and Consultant Qualifications." Firm demonstrated ability to effectively respond to requests for information and service in a timely manner; for teaming arrangements, there must be a clearly defined management plan outlining the approach and responsibilities for assuring quality and timeliness of the contract deliverables; Offerors must identify the office location which will be responsible for the provision of services in a prompt and complete manner. An implemented Quality Plan indicating a management commitment to ensure the highest possible product quality and customer satisfaction. Resources to complete multiple concurrent tasks. The type of design project and services expected to be performed under this potential project includes: (a) Architect and engineering technical support and feasibility studies and analysis in architectural, civil, structural, and electrical disciplines; and (b) guidance and direction in implementation of new and revised codes, regulations and statutes as may be applicable to the mission of the VA; (c) other required services may be needed to address (1) Sustainable design services encouraged to include LEEDTM or Green GlobesTM certification; (2) preparation of storm water management plans and permit applications in accordance with New York Department of Environment regulations; (3) addressing protection, life safety, air quality, energy conservation, water conservation and/or hazardous material abatement; (d) provide construction period service such as submittal reviews and answering RFI and conducting site visits and final inspections. Veteran Owned Small Business and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business A/E firm office location and address must be in the general geographical area of the project, being Northport, NY 11768, as per FAR 36.602-1, FAR 36.603, VAAR 805.207, and SF 330 shall classify each firm with respect to location, specialized experience, professional capabilities, and capacity with respect to project information that can be undertaken, and computer assisted design ability and experience. A/E firm must be within a one hundred fifty (150) mile radius of Northport, NY 11768 with the radius determined using Google Maps and government mapping. Firms must include required items and are encouraged to include the following items in Section H, Block 30 of the SF 330: (1) a summary of qualifications in narrative discussion addressing each of the above selection evaluation criteria, (2) an organization chart of the proposed team showing the names and roles of all key personnel listed in Section E with the associated firm as listed in Section C, (3) your DUNS, CAGE, and TIN numbers, and (4) evidence that your firm is permitted by law to practice the professions of architecture or engineering, i.e., State registration number. Project deliverable text packages shall be prepared in VA federal spec format, in Microsoft Word compatible software. Drawings shall be prepared as per VA Design CAD Standards and are to be delivered in AutoCAD 2007 or later. A/E must be able to meet all requirements as stated in the Project Supplement B to SF 252. NOTE: Please see attachments. Documentation of technical expertise must be presented in sufficient detail for the Government to determine that your company possesses the necessary functional area expertise and experience to compete for this acquisition. Responses to this notice shall include the following: (a) company name (b) address (c) point of contact (d) phone, fax, and email (e) DUNS number (f) Cage Code (g) Tax ID Number (h) Type of small business (SDVOSB or VOSB), and (i) must provide a capability statement that addresses the organizations qualifications and ability to perform as a contractor for the work described. Work will include but not be limited to all A/E work associated with site, architectural, fire protection, structural, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, utilities, and equipment. The Project will comply with VA adopted codes and standards including VA Directives, Design Manuals, Master Construction Specifications, Design Criteria and other Guidance on the Technical Information Library; http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/). On June 1, 2007, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs adopted a "Sustainable Design and Energy Reduction" policy (see http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/sustain.asp) requiring all new stand alone construction and major renovation projects to be designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver Certification and encouraging, but not requiring, these projects to pursue formal LEED Certification. For this project it is not expected to be a major renovation project. The A/E firm is encouraged to provide the VA with valid proof of minimum LEED Silver Certification and encourages services of a commissioning agent in compliance with the VA Whole Building Commissioning Manual, the requirements of LEED New Construction Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite 1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems, and the requirements of LEED New Construction Energy and Atmosphere Credit 3: Enhanced Commissioning, etc. A/Es responding to or requesting to be added to or being an interested party to a prospective bidders list here is not a request to be added to the future solicitation(s). There is no project site visit. ARCHITECT-ENGINEERING FIRMS THAT ARE SERVICE DISABLE VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS OR VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES, WHICH MEET THE REQUIREMENTS DESCRIBED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT ARE INVITED TO RESPOND TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND SUBMIT BY EMAIL AND PAPER SUBMISSION, THE FOLLOWING TO JOSEPH ERCOLE, VA CONTRACTING OFFICER: REQUIREMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE RESPONSE DATE AND TIME OF APRIL 10, 2015 11:59 PM ET (2359 military time): 1. SF-330 (6/2004 VERSION): Must submit one (1) signed paper copy and one (1) disk CD electronic copy of the completed Standard Form (SF) 330; electronic disk CD acceptable in PDF format OR MS Word. SF330 must be the form version dated June 2004 ("6/2004") at bottom of form. ONE (1) COMPLETE SF-330 (form date 6/2004). BLANK FORM SF-330 IS ATTACHED OR AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE OR CAN BE FOUND AT WEBSITE: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/search;jsessionid=5FFC78D947B1D47642720006A84482C5.thirteen?q=sf330&btnG=Google+Search&access=p&client=ASTO_PROD_FRONT_END&output=xml_no_dtd&proxystylesheet=ASTO_PROD_FRONT_END&entqr=3&oe=UTF-8&ud=1&site=ASTO_PROD_COLLECTION&getfields=description&filter=0#=30&x=26&y=11 One paper SF330 must be sent no later than April 10, 2015 11:59 PM ET (2359) to: Joseph Ercole, Contracting Officer, VA Medical Center Northport, 79 Middleville Rd, Bldg. 10, Rm. 138, Northport, NY 11768. It is optional to send an electronic submission via email to: joseph.ercole@va.gov. One (1) submission of SF-330 (electronic or paper) must be submitted by deadline date and time 2. All SDVOSB/VOSB responders to this Combined Synopsis/Solicitation, must ensure existence of or update their System for Award Management (SAMS) at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/#1 and Via SAMS, Online Representations and Certifications Application and shall be registered in VetBiz at http://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ 3. Joint Ventures (JV), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Limited Partnerships (LTD) shall submit the following additional documentation regarding their business entities: a. A copy of the JV, LLC or LTD agreement. b. A detailed statement outlining the following in terms of percentages where appropriate: (1) The relationship of the team/partners/parties in terms of business ownership, capital contribution, profit distribution or loss sharing. (2) The management approach in terms of who will conduct, direct, supervise, and control. (3) The structure and decision-making responsibilities of the partners/parties in terms of who will control the manner and method of performance of work. (4) Identify (by name and title) the personnel having the authority to legally bind the partners/parties (including authority to execute the contract documents). c. A list of partners/parties, to include company name, DUNS and CAGE numbers, address, point of contact, Email address, phone number and facsimile number. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: All submissions must in English. The printed format for all submissions shall be in an 8-1/2" x 11" paper format, typed with a minimum 10-point font size, and one-sided or two-side. Volume I shall be limited to three hundred fifty (350) pages including photographs and/or drawings. All pages exceeding the 350-page limitation for Volume I will not be considered. Double-sided pages will be counted as two pages. Any other information submitted such as company brochures, leaflets, etc., are not required. Page numbers must be shown on each page in Volume I with the exception of Title Sheets, Table of Contents, Organization Chart, and Tabs. Any information/pictures contained on the tabbed sheets will not be considered for evaluation. Volume II is not subject to a page limitation and does not need to be numbered. Except for the Organization Chart, sheets larger than 8-1/2" X 11" including fold-out sheets will not be accepted. All submission responses must be on paper or cardstock or cardboard, etc., no greater than 8 ½ inches by 11 inches. THE FOLLOWING MAY BE SUBMITTED, BUT IS NOT REQUIRED: 1. ANY SUPPLEMENTAL DATA, RESUMES, VITA/VITAE, REFERENCES, OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OFFEROR MAY SEEK TO SUBMIT IN SUPPORT OF THEIR SUBMISSION. One (1) Original Acceptable in any format (MS Word, etc.), optional to submit on CD or electronically. The Contracting Officer's address is for all deliveries, including US Mail, courier service and/or personal delivery services. Late responses will be handled in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The delivery address is to a government facility, therefore, strict security measures are in force. Electronic (e-mail, facsimile, etc.) submissions are authorized and will be accepted up to the deadline. Notifications from the VA to offerors will be sent via email; therefore, please include an email address in Block 8 of the SF 330. Following this announcement eventual contractor award is subject to the availability of funds and it is anticipated that A/E interviews and discussions will take place after May 1, 2015. The A/E will need to be/become familiar with VA Northport facility design and AUTOCAD/CADD Standards, VA Specifications (see VA Technical Library referenced herein), as well as other government codes that may be required. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541310. All contractors are advised that registration in the System for Award Management (SAMS) Database is required prior to award of a contract; see above. Failure to register in the SAMS Database shall render your firm ineligible for award. For more information, check the SAMS Website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/#1 The size standard for North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541310 and the size standard for a firm to be considered a small business is $7.5 Million Dollars average annual receipts (in sales) for preceding three (3) years. IF QUESTIONS CONCERNING THIS PROJECT AND/OR THIS COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION, MUST E-MAIL NO LATER THAN MARCH 31, 2015 TO THE ATTENTION OF JOSEPH ERCOLE AT: joseph.ercole@va.gov Questions after March 31, 2015 will not be responded to nor accepted. No response will be provided to telephone inquiries. THIS COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION IS POSTED WITH A DEADLINE DUE DATE FOR RESPONSES BEING APRIL 10, 2015 11:59 PM ET. A/E firms, which are Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business or Veteran Owned Small Business, that meet the requirements listed in this announcement, are invited to respond to this announcement and please submit above requirements to Joseph Ercole, Contracting Officer, VA Medical Center Northport, 79 Middleville Rd, Bldg. 10, Rm. 138, Northport, NY 11768, by delivery service (U.S. Mail, FedEx, UPS, etc.) or Hand Deliver, only envelope delivery will be accepted. DISCLAIMER: This Combined Synopsis/Solicitation is issued solely for receipt of A/E submission (SF-330, etc.) and does not constitute a request for proposal nor pricing. All information received in response to this announcement that is marked as proprietary will be handled accordingly. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. In addition, all aspects of this potential project are in accordance with FAR 36. All responsible sources that are Small Business may submit the required SF-330, that shall be considered by the agency, and response to this announcement is due on April 10, 2015 11:59 PM, and no other notification of identical nature nor of this Combined Synopsis/Pre-solicitation/Solicitation notice will be made elsewhere under consideration for this potential project. Thank you! NOTE: Companies/organizations responding to or requesting to be added to or being an interested party to a prospective bidders list here is not a request to be added to the future solicitations. Responses to this Solicitation will be evaluated. After this solicitation deadline date, a short list of three (3) or more of the most highly qualified firms may be chosen for interviews to present their approach to the project, design, and work, in order to arrive at selection of the firm in which to enter into negotiations. It is the Contracting Officer discretion to hold or not hold in person interview(s) and the project evaluation board shall evaluate the firms in accordance with terms mentioned herein and in FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836 and may hold discussions with at least three of the most highly qualified firms regarding concepts and the relative utility of alternative methods of furnishing the required services. All potential offerors are advised to check Federal Business Opportunities website, https://www.fbo.gov/, for this project information and future announcements. 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. See atached document: Supplement B to SF 252 ---------------------- END ----------------------------

C--Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) for Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services, Southwestern Division (SWD), Fort Worth District (SWF), Military Projects, HUBZone Set Aside

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published March 12, 2015  -  Deadline April 27, 2015
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This is a synopsis for Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services. The A-E shall be able to provide for development of design-bid-build packages and develop Requests for Proposal (RFP) packages for design-build projects; provide multi-disciplined design support and consultant services; provide construction management services; provide cost estimating, cost control and scheduling services; provide design, CADD, BIM, and planning services for new construction and/or renovation, demolition, repair and alterations to existing facilities; provide engineering, design and related services and support to potentially include, but not limited to, any or all of the following: military construction programming and execution, topographic or boundary services, various engineering studies, site investigations and feasibility assessments, value engineering services, energy audits, force protection, fire protection and life safety systems, security and communication systems, subsurface geotechnical investigation and testing, hydrology/hydraulic assessment, data management and recommendations, environmental studies/surveys, and abatement design services, landscaping, architectural evaluations, architectural hardware, LEED certification, electronic and communications systems, ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits, NEPA compliance, environmental and EPA regulatory considerations for storm water and site drainage, pollution prevention plans and Section 404 Permits and construction site requirements.

C--Indefinite Delivery Contracts for A-E Services, Nation-Wide 8(a)

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published March 17, 2015  -  Deadline August 24, 2014
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: a. General. This nation-wide A-E Services contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law [P.L.] - 92-582) and implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. This announcement is set-aside for 8(a) firms. The contract is anticipated to be awarded on or about April 2015. Solicitation period at minimum will be 30 calendar days from the posting date. It is anticipated that one contract will be awarded from this announcement for an estimated total of $20,000,000 and will have a 1-year base period and four 1-year option periods. A Minimum Guarantee amount of $2,500 will apply to the Base Period only. The contract awarded under this announcement will be administered by the Fort Worth District and the Fort Worth District may elect to transfer capacity to other USACE Districts in support of the Department of Homeland Security, as well as military, civil works, and International and Interagency Support (IIS) Customers. North American Industrial Classification System code is 541330, which has standard size of $15 Million. Projects are anticipated to be Nationwide, in support of the Department of Homeland Security and the Fort Worth District, Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, Task Orders under the resultant IDC may be awarded for projects anywhere in the U.S. or its territories or possessions. b. Contract Award Procedure: To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database. For instruction on registering with the SAM, please see the SAM Web site at https://www.sam.gov/. NO STATE-LEVEL certifications shall be accepted. The Service Contract Act will apply to this acquisition. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. c. Nature of Work: The services necessary for each requirement will be negotiated and awarded as individual Task Orders. The A-E shall furnish all services, materials, supplies, and supervision required to fully complete each Task Order. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: A-E Services are expected for but not limited to facilities and infrastructure engineering, design and construction projects for the agencies under Department of Homeland Security (e.g. Border Patrol Stations, Highway Checkpoints, Detention facilities, administration facilities, Vehicle Maintenance Facilities, Drug Seizure Vault, Communication towers, Forward Operating Bases, roads and lighting, border fence and gates, hangers). A-E Services are expected for primarily engineering and design services to include but not be limited to any or all of the following related services: Program and Project Management; Development of Request for Proposal (RFP) packages; multi-disciplined design support and consultant services; scoping, design, drafting, and planning services for new construction and/or renovation, demolition and alterations of existing facilities; construction programming; construction cost estimating; topographic or boundary surveys; on site construction oversight; various engineering studies and site investigations; facility condition assessments using the BUILDER Sustainment Management System; ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits; value engineering services; subsurface geotechnical investigation and testing. Environmental studies/surveys and abatement design may also be required. Services also may include, but not be limited to any or all of the following: research analysis; pre-design site-assessment; feasibility and concept studies; interior design; space planning and programming; development of design concepts/standards; value engineering; life cycle cost analysis; and post award shop drawing review. Additional services include but not limited to: construction inspection; preparation of record drawings; soils engineering; preparation of operational maintenance manuals; environmental studies; National Historic Preservation Act analysis and documentation; historic and cultural resource studies - site identification surveys; design review; seismic analysis; design construction cost reconciliation; environmental testing; site evaluation; remediation design; state regulator or EPA compliance for hazardous materials such as petroleum products, automotive chemicals, asbestos, lead, and radon; design security and communications systems; designing fire protection and life safety systems; and other technical services related to project requirements as specified in individual contract Task Orders. Other Studies and Related Services: The A-E shall have knowledge and experience of spatial concepts and state-of-the art Geographic Information System (GIS) and the performance of complex spatial data management and analyses. A-E must be capable of the acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, manipulation, dissemination, display and management of geospatial data using a desktop based platform; developing, managing, and manipulating digital data bases; developing and executing customized software applications; developing and executing computer modeling/simulations depicting end-state conditions; preparing maps and graphics; CADD conversion; CADD/GIS interoperability; developing, implementing and maintaining enterprise GIS systems; designing, implementing, and maintaining web pages and portals meeting DoD regulations; Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata standards compliance; SDSFIE (Spatial Data Standard) and AEC (Architectural Engineering CADD Standard) compliance; and on-site geospatial management. Other services included such things as planning services, site selection services, relocation services, document processing, testing services, professional experts at hearings, and photographs. Design considerations may include landscaping, architectural hardware, architectural evaluations, electronic and communications systems, force protection, environmental or EPA regulatory considerations including storm water pollution prevention plans and Section 404 Permit considerations. NEPA compliance includes but not be limited to preparing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Project deliverables may include engineering studies, environmental surveys (wetlands/waters of the U.S., asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.),soil borings/samples for testing, boring logs, CADD produced plans specifications prepared utilizing Specsintact software (government furnished software) using Unified Facilities Guide Specifications, construction cost estimates prepared utilizing MII (government furnished software)(MII cost estimating software will be provided by the Government with data base information purchased by the A-E), and design analysis. All work must be done by or under the direct supervision of licensed professional engineers or registered architects. The selected 8(a) A-E firms will need to demonstrate capability to perform at least 50 percent of the contract work listed below in accordance with EP 715-1, Chapter 3-8c which can be found at: http://www.publications.usace.army.mil/Portals/76/Publications/EngineerPamphlets/EP_715-1-7.pdf. In particular, in order to be awarded a small business contract the A-E firm will perform at least 50 percent of the cost of the contract incurred from personnel with its own employees. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion), Criteria: (a)-(d) are primary criteria; item (e) is the secondary criteria and will only be used as tie-breakers among technically equal firms. (a) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence (Ensure that all special experience requirements are reflected on appropriate personnel resumes at Section E, Part I, SF 330). The contractor must demonstrate expertise in the following: (i) Recent experience (within the past 5 years) and performing work on a wide variety of sites located within the United States, its territories and possessions in a manner that complies with Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations. Demonstrate a minimum of three (3) examples within the past 5 years showing specialized experience and technical competence in the design of Government facilities with over One Million dollars ($1,000,000) construction costs. (ii) Demonstrate the capability to design projects incorporating the latest DoD Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism criteria (including any additional service requirements by the Department of Homeland Security), IBC and UFC codes, and LEED certification criteria. (iii) Demonstrate experience completing facility condition assessments using the BUILDER Sustainment Management System and ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits. (iv) Demonstrate specialized experience in the design of Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol facilities or comparable non-government facilities. Specialized experience in the design of Government and DOD facilities will also be considered. (v) Firms must demonstrate experience in evaluating contractor's submittals and performing construction surveillance. (vi) Firms must demonstrate experience in design and survey for abatement of asbestos, lead-based paint, and the handling/disposal of other toxic and regulated substances. A HTRW survey team member must have demonstrated experience in use of a suitable X-ray fluorescence device during on-site surveys for lead-based paint and have access to same. (vii) Firms must demonstrate success in prescribing the use of recovered materials, achieving waste reduction, pollution prevention, energy efficiency and conservation in facility design. (viii) Firms must demonstrate the ability to prepare construction cost estimates using the program MII, latest version. (ix) Firms must demonstrate prior experience in use of Government-furnished Specsintact software in preparing project specifications. (x) Firms must demonstrate the ability to submit drawings in AutoCAD, Revit and Bently Microstation utilizing current versions. (xi) Firms must demonstrate the following expertise: a) using ArcGIS and/or Web services and associated extensions; b) building and maintaining multi-user geo-database in SQL and/or Oracle; c) executing ArcGIS Server Enterprise for Oracle and SQL server; d) developing and implementing geoprocessing scripts using Python, Java, VB, Secure Socket Layer, VB.NET, C#(2005), Visual Basic, and AML; e) developing, implementing, and maintaining web-pages and web portals; f) CADD conversion and CADD/GIS interoperatability; g) operating map survey-grade GPS unit; h) the ability to provide on-site GIS support; i) Building information modeling (BIM). (b) Professional Qualifications: This Indefinite Delivery Contract will require the A-E Contractor to demonstrate that all expertise requirements are reflected on key personnel resumes in section E, Part I, SF330. None of the required personnel can be dual disciplined (except that the Life Safety Specialist can be one of the required registered Architects if qualified) and the Certified Energy Manager can be one of the Mechanical or Electrical Engineers, i.e. a separate employee must be on the Design Team except as noted for each stated requirement above to meet the personnel required. Ensure that resumes are provided for each of the required Architects, Engineers, and other personnel specifically required. Evaluation of each discipline will consider education, registration, relevant project experience within the last five years, and longevity with the firm. Resumes for the survey crew and testing lab are not required. Resumes for the asbestos/lead-based paint survey personnel are required. Repeat Resume Page as needed to provide all required resumes. Following is a list of the key personnel, minimum requirements and the minimum number required under the acquisition: (i) Two Project Managers; minimum of five years of experience on DoD projects and PMP Certification is highly desired; (ii) Three Registered Architects, one Registered Landscape Architect, one Registered Interior Designer, Three licensed Electrical Engineers, Three licensed Mechanical Engineers, One licensed Geotech Engineer, One AEE Certified Energy Manager, Three licensed Civil Engineers, Two Environmental Engineers, Two licensed Structural Engineers - with degree from an accredited university engineering program (ABET, NAAB), plus a minimum of 5 years work experience in their field of expertise for all position listed in this paragraph; (iii) One GIS Analyst, One Geographic Data Processor, One Database Manager, One Web Programmer, One Web Administrator, One System Administrator, One Application Programmer - minimum of five years of experience in related field and certification is highly desired for all positions listed in this paragraph; (iv) One Qualified Fire Protection Engineer (A qualified fire protection engineer is defined as an individual meeting one of the following conditions: 1) An engineer having a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited university engineering program, plus a minimum of 5 years work experience in fire protection engineering; 2) A licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) who has passed the fire protection engineering written examination administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveys (NCEES); or 3) A registered professional P.E. in a related engineering discipline with a minimum of 5 years experience, dedicated to fire protection engineering that can be verified with documentation), (v) One Life Safety Specialist, Two certified environmental survey personnel (asbestos, lead-based paint, soil, etc.) - minimum of five years of experience in the field of expertise for all position listed in this paragraph; (vi) One certified Value Engineer, One experienced MII Cost Engineers, One Professional Land Surveyor and survey crew, a geologist or soils engineer; minimum of five years of experience in related field of expertise for all positions listed in this paragraph except the survey crew. (c) Past Performance: Past performance on DoD contracts with respect to compliance with contract and task order terms, quality of work, adherence to schedules, cost control, communication, and issue resolution as determined by ACASS and other sources. (d) Capacity: Firms must demonstrate adequate team capacity to perform three task orders concurrently, at three separate locations, not within the same state; firm's capacity is an important consideration because of the potential for unforeseen schedule changes. The following item (e) is the secondary criteria: (e)Volume of DoD contract awards: In Section H, Part I, SF 330, firms must show their past 12 months DoD contract awards stated in dollars (see details in a subsequent paragraph). Include awards to all branch offices. In your calculation, do not consider awards to overseas offices for projects outside the United States, its territories, and possessions. Do not consider awards to a subsidiary if the subsidiary is not normally subject to management decisions, bookkeeping, and policies of a holding or parent company. 4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: In an effort to reduce paperwork and cost, ALL SF 330s shall be submitted electronically via the AMRDEC SAFE website at: https://safe.amrdec.army.mil At the AMRDEC SAFE website, select the link: For users without a CAC OR if your computer is not configured to read your CAC. Using this option will allow you to access the SAFE as a guest. When completing the information for transmittal at the AMRDEC SAFE website, notification should be submitted to Contract Specialist, Julianne Bowersock, e-mail address: Julianne.L.Bowersock@usace.army.mil (a) Interested firms (single firms or joint ventures) having the capabilities to perform this work must submit an SF 330 (6/2004 Edition), to the site stated above not later than 2:00 P.M. (Central Time) on the response date indicated above. If the response date is a Saturday, Sunday or Federal Holiday, the deadline is 2:00 P.M. the next business day. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Submission by telephonic facsimile will not be accepted. Personal visits to discuss this announcement will not be allowed; (b) Submit a compiled SF 330, Part I from the Prime, completed in accordance with the SF 330 instructions and additional instructions herein. It must contain information in sufficient detail to identify the team (prime, other offices of the prime firm and sub-consultants) proposed for the contract. Do not include company literature with the SF 330; (c) Use no smaller than 10 font type using Standard English. Front and back side use of a single page will count as two (2) pages. Pages in excess of the maximums listed will not be used in evaluation of the selection criteria. Submit all pages of the submittal as a one complete file (multiple files will not be accepted). SF330, Part I, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: (a) In Section C, identify the discipline/service to be supplied by each consultant; (b) In Section D, include a Team Project Organization Chart to indicate how each firm on the proposed team (prime and each sub-contractor is identified in Section C) integrates into the composite team; (c) In Section E, provide brief resumes of the on-staff or sub-consultant employees you intend to use to perform the work. Only include one role in block 13 except that the Life Safety Specialist may have a dual role. (See para. 3(b)). Resumes must be submitted for each employee required to meet the minimums stated above in paragraph 3(b); (d) In Section F, a maximum of 10 projects including the prime and sub-consultants will be reviewed. Use no more than one page per project; (e) In Section G, Block 26, include the firm and location the person is associated with. The names of all individuals included in the resumes in Section E shall be listed in Block G-26 along with their firm location and their roles even if example project experience in Block G-28 is not applicable; (f) In Section H, provide a narrative to address each of the requirements, including subparagraphs, of items listed in Section 3, Selection Criteria, of this synopsis. When addressing team capabilities; clarify planned capability, existing capability, and prior experiences, if any. Include any other relevant information including a short discussion of why the firm is especially qualified based upon the specific selection criteria listed in Section 3 herein. Under paragraph 3(e) above, provide an itemized summary of DoD contract awards to include Agency, Contract Number/Task Order No., and Project Title and amount. (Note: award of Indefinite Delivery Contracts should not be counted as award amounts; only actual Task Orders.) Generally, provide a brief presentation of internal controls and procedures that demonstrate the firms overall Design Quality Management Plan (DQMP) which provides sufficient information about this plan that clearly explains the ability of the firm to control costs, schedule and quality of work to be submitted to the Government. (A project-specific detailed quality control plan must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission). Indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team. Do not exceed 20 pages for Block H. SF330, PART II, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS (a) Responding firms must submit a copy of a current and accurate SF 330, Part II for the specific prime, other offices of the prime, joint ventures (JVs) and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work even if one is already on file. All Part IIs MUST be signed (signed within the past 12 months) and dated either by an original handwritten signature or a cut and pasted facsimile of an original signature. Indicate in Block 5b of each Part II if the firm is a Small Business, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Woman-Owned Small Business. To be classified as a 8(a), a firm's average annual receipts or sales for the preceding three fiscal years must not exceed $15 Million; (b) In Block No. 4, Part II, provide the Data Universal Numbering system (DUNS) number issued by Dun and Bradstreet Information System (1-866-705-5711) for the prime A-E or Joint Venture. The DUNS number must be for the firm or joint venture performing the work (i.e., not the parent company DUNS number, but a DUNS number specifically for the office performing the work. Each branch office and/or joint venture must have their own DUNS number); and (c) Solicitation packages are not provided for A-E contracts and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Points of Contact: Contracting - Ms. Julianne Bowersock OFFERORS QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS (a) Technical inquiries and questions relating to proposal procedures or bonds are to be submitted via Bidder Inquiry in ProjNet at http://www.projnet.org/projnet. (b) To submit and review bid inquiry items, bidders will need to be a current registered user or self-register into the system. To self-register go to web page, click BID tab select Bidder Inquiry, select agency USACE, enter Key for this solicitation listed below, and your e-mail address, click login. Fill in all required information and click create user. Verify that information on next screen is correct and click to continue. (c) From this page you may view all bidder inquiries or add inquiry. Only one question will be allowed per inquiry. If multiple questions are included in a single inquiry, only the first question will be answered. All others will remain unanswered until entered in as single inquiries. (d) Bidders will receive an acknowledgement of their question via email, followed by an answer to their question after it has been processed by our technical team. (e) The Solicitation Number is: W9126G-14-R-0087. (f) The Bidder Inquiry Key is: HPN5MN-B767WP. (g) The Bidder Inquiry System will be closed to new inquiries seven (7) calendar days prior to proposal submission in order to ensure adequate time is allotted to form an appropriate response and amend the solicitation, if necessary. If the System is not closed in a timely manner, an inquiry posted within seven calendar days of the receipt of proposals will still be regarded as untimely and will not be afforded a substantive response. (h) Offerors are requested to review the specification in its entirety, review the Bidder Inquiry System for answers to questions prior to submission of a new inquiry. (i) The bidder call center operates weekdays from 8am to 5pm U.S. Central Time Zone (Chicago). The telephone number for the Call Center is 1-800-428-HELP (1-800-428-4357). (j) Offers will NOT be publicly opened. Information concerning the status of the evaluation and/or award will NOT be available after receipt of proposals. This is not a request for proposal. Phone calls to discuss the solicitation are discouraged unless absolutely necessary. Personal visits for the purpose of discussing this solicitation are not allowed. To verify your proposal has been delivered you may e-mail julianne.l.bowersock@usace.army.mil.

C--Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDCs) for Architect-Engineer(A-E) Services, Southwestern Division (SWD), Fort Worth District (SWF), Civil Programs-Small Business Set Aside

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published March 24, 2015  -  Deadline April 23, 2015
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This is a synopsis for Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services. The A-E shall be able to provide planning and design related to Civil Works and Water Resources planning studies and projects; design support and consultant services in various combinations of architectural, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines; construction management services; cost estimating, cost control, scheduling and construction simulation services (risk scenarios, change order analysis, alternative methods); design, drafting and planning services for renovation, demolition and alterations to existing facilities; and development of full design packages (plans and specs) as well as Request for Proposal(RFP) packages for design-build construction of multiple facility types. Services are required for engineering analyses, design, and related services to potentially include but not limited to any or all of the following: Engineering Analyses and Design; Hydrology and Hydraulic Modeling; RiverWare Modeling; Cultural Resources Investigations; HTRW Investigations; Geotechnical Investigations; Fluvial Geomorphologic and Stream Restoration Studies; Aquifer Recharge; Writing and Modifying hydraulic, hydrology, meteorlogic, and other civil works related computer programs; Report Writing; Performing Independent Technical Reviews; Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Electrical/Architectural analyses, designs and reviews.

Appraisal Consulting Services for Mineral Test Case, Fort Worth, Texas

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published March 31, 2015  -  Deadline April 14, 2015
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This is a solicitation for commercial service prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation number is GS-07P-15-UD-P-0010 and is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 531320. This procurement will be in accordance with FAR 12 Acquisition of Commercial Items. The Government intends to award one Firm Fixed Price Purchase Order based on initial submissions, without holding discussions. If discussions must be held, the discussions will be held by the Contract Specialist with all firms determined to be in the competitive range and firms will be requested to submit final proposal revisions. Clarifications may be requested where an explanation or substantiation of information in the proposals is required for the sole purpose of eliminating minor irregularities, informalities, or apparent clerical errors. Clarifications may not be used to revise or modify the proposal. The General Services Administration Region 7 has a requirement for an appraisal assignment concerning the mineral estate of land located in Fort Worth, Texas and develops the following values: 1) An estimate of "Fair Market Value" (FMV), for the mineral estate of the 262 acre subject property as-if the property sold (45 days after award), which includes an analysis of the subject's oil and gas reserves; 2) An estimate of "Fair Market Value", for the mineral estate of the 75 acre subject property as-if the property sold (45 days after award), which includes an analysis of the subject's oil and gas reserves; 3) An estimate of "Use Value" (UV) for the 75 acre subject tract as-if sold to the surface owner (45 days after award); 4) An estimate of Use Value of the subject 262 acres to the owners of abutting tracts as-if the property sold (45 days after award); 5) An estimate of "Fair Market Value" as-if the 262 acre subject were held for mineral lease considering cash bonus, annual rentals, probability of future lease, etc. as of (45 days after award); 6) Consulting services regarding potential purchasers, upstream petroleum, bonuses, production of wells in proximity to the subject, area mining area, and typical mineral lease terms; and 7) A discussion of the location, feasibility and added value of a pad site on the excess/surplus land, etc. This assignment is to be performed by a professional appraiser with experience and expertise in minerals valuation. The principal appraiser must be a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the state of Texas. To the extent practicable, this consulting assignment shall be prepared in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

C--A-E Services are required to prepare a Design Build RFP document for Building 200 Mechanical Piping, Condenser Make-up Water & Humidity Control and monitoring installation.

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published April 17, 2015  -  Deadline May 17, 2015
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C - PREPARE TWO DESIGN-BUILD RFPs FOR DISA BUILDING 200, KELLY FIELD, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, TX B200 Mechanical Piping, Condenser Make-up & Humidity Control and Monitoring Installation B200 Fire Suppression and Gaseous Fire Systems Upgrades General Information Document Type: Presolicitation Notice Solicitation Number: W9126G-15-R-0065 Posted Date: April 17, 2015 Original Response Date: May 17, 2015 Classification Code: C - Architect and engineering services Contracting Office Address US Army Corps of Engineers, Ft. Worth District, P.O. Box 17300, ATTN: CESWF-CT, Room 2A19, 819 Taylor Street, Ft. Worth, TX 76102-0300 Description 1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: This announcement is open to small businesses only. This contract is being procured in accordance with Public Law (PL) 92-582 formally known as the Brooks Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. `The North American Industrial Classification System code is 541330, which has a size standard of $15,000,000 in average annual receipts. A firm-fixed-price contract will be negotiated. The contract is anticipated to be approximately awarded in June 2015. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Register via the SAM Internet site at https://www.sam.gov/. No state level certifications will be accepted. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: A-E Services are required to prepare a Design Build RFP document for Building 200 Mechanical Piping, Condenser Make-up Water & Humidity Control and Monitoring Installation. Construction Range is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. The Design Build document for Building 200 DISA repairs include specifications resulting in a complete and usable facility. The A-E shall provide a fully functional dual path header loop chilled water system for the DECC San Antonio computer rooms and a dedicated alternate source of condenser makeup water. The RFP shall include full demolition and installation. All work shall conform to the UFC, Air Force/Army design criteria, and the Fort Worth District AEIM. The A-E shall furnish all labor, supervision, supplies, equipment, materials, and expenses to perform the required services. The RFP document must be approximately completed by September 2015. A-E Services are required to prepare a Design Build RFP document for Building 200 Fire Suppression and Gaseous Fire System Upgrades. Construction Range is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. The Design Build RFP document for the Building 200 DISA repair includes specifications resulting in a complete and usable facility. The A-E shall evaluate and survey computer rooms CR1, CR2A and CR2B and any additional spaces required for nitrogen and clean agent storage. The A-E shall provide a recommendation for a clean agent fire suppression system for critical computer and communication equipment areas. All work shall conform to the UFC, Air Force/Army design criteria, and the Fort Worth District AEIM. The A-E shall furnish all labor, supervision, supplies, equipment, materials, and expenses to perform the required services. Both RFP documents must be approximately completed by September 2015. The following key services will be provided by the A-E under this Contract for each RFP developed: Current Working Estimates (MII), Construction Specifications (SpecsIntact), Dr. Checks (ProjNet) Reviews, On-Site Kick Off meeting, CMRA Reporting, AT-OPSEC Requirements, and Support Services (Bidder Inquiries, Amendments). Detailed services will be denoted in the actual A-E Statement of Work. All drawings must meet CESWF CAD, BIM, and GIS criteria. Deliverables will include: Hard Copies and/or CDs. The A-E firm shall become acquainted with all available site related information to properly estimate the difficulty and/or cost of successfully executing the work under this task order. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this particular project are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub criterion). Criteria a-e are primary. Criteria f-h are secondary and will only be used as quote mark tie-breakers quote mark among firms that are essentially technically equal. a. Specialized experience and Technical Competence: Firms must demonstrate expertise in the following: (1) Fire Suppression Systems, (2) HVAC Systems, and 3) Preparation of D-B RFPs per Army/Air Force criteria. The evaluation will consider the management approach, coordination of disciplines and subcontractors, quality control procedures, and prior experience of the prime firm and any significant subcontractors on similar projects. Professional Qualifications: Qualified professional personnel in the following key disciplines shall be provided: Project Manager, Mechanical/Controls Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer, and Cost Estimator. The key personnel must be licensed/registered/certified to practice in the appropriate professional field. The evaluation will consider education, licenses, certifications, training, registration, overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm. c. Past Performance: Past performance on DOD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules, as determined from ACASS and Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information Systems (FAPISS). The FAPIIS web site is http://www.ppirs.gov/. d. Capacity: Firms must demonstrate adequate team capacity to both Corrected Final D-B RFPs by September 2015. The evaluation will consider the experience of the firm and any consultants in similar size projects, and the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines. e. Knowledge of Locality: Firms must demonstrate familiarity with the SWD areas, primarily San Antonio, TX and their applicable architecture, building codes, environmental regulations, soil conditions, seismic requirements and regulatory agencies. f. Volume of DOD Contract Awards: In Section H, Part I, SF 330, firms must show their past 12 months of DoD contract awards stated in dollars (see details in subsequent paragraph 4 (f). g. Geographic Proximity: Proximity is the physical location of a firm in relation to the location of a project. The primary geographic location of this contract is Kelly Field, San Antonio, TX. h. Utilization of Small Business Firms: The extent of participation of SB, SDB, historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), and minority intuitions (MI) will be measured as a percentage of the total anticipated contract effort, regardless of whether the SB, SDB, HBCU or MI is a prime contractor, subcontractor, or a joint venture partner; the greater the participation, the greater the consideration. 4.SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS: In an effort to reduce paperwork and cost, ALL SF 330s shall be submitted electronically via the AMRDEC SAFE website at: https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/. At the AMRDEC SAFE website, select the link: For users without a CAC OR if your computer is not configured to read your CAC. Using this option will allow you to access the SAFE site as a guest. When completing the information for transmittal at the AMRDEC SAFE website, notifications should be submitted to: (use appropriate email) (a) Interested firms (single firms or joint ventures) having the capabilities to perform this work must submit a SF 330 (3/2013 Edition), for the prime firm and all consultants/subcontractors to the site stated above not later than 2:00 P.M. (Central Time) on the response date indicated above. If the response date is a Saturday, Sunday or Federal Holiday, the deadline is 2:00 P.M. the next business day. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Submission by telephonic facsimile or in paper will not be accepted. Personal visits to discuss this announcement will not be allowed; (b) submit a compiled SF 330, Part I from the Prime, completed in accordance with the SF 330 instructions and additional instructions herein. It must contain information in sufficient detail to identify the team (prime, other offices of the prime firm and sub-consultants) proposed for the contract. Do not include company literature with the SF 330; (c) Use no smaller than 10 font type using Standard English. Pages in excess of the maximums solicited will not be used in evaluation of the selection criteria. The SF 330 shall be numbered to correspond to the paragraph numbers in the synopsis. The SF 330s shall be submitted in searchable PDF format. SF330, Part I, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: (a) In Section C, identify the discipline/service to be supplied by each consultant; (b) In Section D, include a Team Project Organization Chart to indicate how each firm on the proposed team (prime and each subcontractor is identified in Section C) integrates into the composite team; (c) In Section E, provide brief resumes of the on-staff or sub-consultant employees you intend to use to perform the work. Resumes must be submitted for each employee required to meet the minimums stated above in paragraph 3(b); (d) In Section F, a maximum of 2 projects including the prime and sub-consultants will be reviewed. Use no more than one page. (e) In Section G, Block 26, include the firm and location the person is associated with. The names of all individuals included in the resumes in Section E shall be listed in Block G-26 along with the firm location and their roles even if example project experience in Block G-26 is not applicable; (f) In Section H, provide a narrative to address each of the requirements, including subparagraphs, of items listed in Section 3, Selection Criteria, of this synopsis. Include any other relevant information including a short discussion of why the firm is especially qualified based upon relevant information including a short discussion of why the firm is especially qualified based upon the specific selection criteria listed in Section 3 herein. Under paragraph 3(e) above, provide an itemized summary of DoD contract awards to include Agency, Contract Number/Task Order No., Project Title and amount. (Note: awards of Indefinite Delivery Contracts should not be counted as award amounts; only actual Task Orders.) Indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team. Do not exceed 2 pages for Block H. SF 330, Part II, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS (a) Responding firms must submit a copy of a current and accurate SF 330, Part II for the specific prime, other offices of the prime and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work even if one is already on file. All Part IIs MUST be signed (signed within the past 36 months from the closing date of the synopsis) and dated either by an original handwritten signature or a cut and pasted facsimile of an original signature. Indicate in Block 5b of each Part II if the firm is a Small Business, 8(a), HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Woman-Owned Small Business. To be classified as a small business, a firm's average annual receipts or sales for the preceding three (3) fiscal years must not exceed $15,000,000. (b) In Block No. 4, Part II, provide the data Universal Numbering system (DUNS) number issued by DUN and Bradstreet Information System (1-866-705-5711) for the prime A-E or Joint Venture. The DUNS number must be for the firm or joint venture performing the work. (c) Solicitation packages are not provided for the A-E contracts and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Points of Contact: Contracting - Julie Meyer; Julie.Meyer@usace.army.mil. Technical - Clarence Banks; Clarence.V.Banks@usace.army.mil. All questions must be submitted through the ProjNet System. OFFERORS QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS (a) Technical inquiries and questions relating to proposal procedures or bonds are to be submitted via Bidder Inquiry in ProjNet at http://www.projnet.org/projnet. (b) To submit and review bid inquiry items, bidders will need to be current registered user or self-register into the system. To self-register go to web page, click BID tab select Bidder Inquiry, select agency USACE, enter Key for this solicitation listed below, and your em ail address, click login. Fill in all required information and click create user. Verify that information on ext screen is correct and click to continue. (c) From this page you may view all bidder inquiries or add inquiry. Only one question will be allowed per inquiry. If multiple questions are included in a single inquiry, only the first question will be answered. All others will remain unanswered until entered in as single inquiries. (d) Bidders will receive an acknowledgement of their questions via email, followed by an answer to their question after it has been processed by our technical team. (e) The Solicitation Number is: W9126G-15-R-0065 (f) The Bidder Inquiry Key is: Y5NCVM-VKG4KE (g) The Bidder Inquiry System will be closed to new inquiries seven (7) calendar days prior to proposed submission in order to ensure adequate time is allotted to form an appropriate response an amend the solicitation, if necessary. If the System is not closed in a timely manner, an inquiry posted within seven (7) calendar days of the receipt of proposals will still be regarded as untimely and will not be afforded a substantive response. (h) Offerors are requested to review the specification in its entirety, review the Bidder Inquiry System for answers to questions prior to submission of a new inquiry. (i) The bidder call center Help Line operates weekdays from 8am to 5pm U.S. Central Time Zone (Chicago). The telephone number for the call Center is 1-800-428-HELP (1-800-428-4357). (j) Offerors will NOT be publicly opened. Information concerning the status of the evaluation and/or award will NOT be available after receipt of proposals. Phone calls to discuss the solicitation are discouraged unless absolutely necessary. Personal visits for the purpose of discussing this solicitation are not allowed. To verify your proposal has been delivered you may email: CESWF-CT-PreawardProposal@usace.army.mil THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

C--Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) for Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services, Southwestern Division (SWD), Fort Worth District (SWF), Military Projects, Unrestricted

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published April 27, 2015  -  Deadline May 28, 2015
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This is a synopsis for Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services, Military Projects, Unrestricted. The A-E shall be able to provide for development of design-bid-build packages and develop Requests for Proposal (RFP) packages for design-build projects; provide multi-disciplined design support and consultant services; provide construction management services; provide cost estimating, cost control and scheduling services; provide design, CADD, BIM, and planning services for new construction and/or renovation, demolition, repair and alterations to existing facilities; provide engineering, design and related services and support to potentially include, but not limited to, any or all of the following: military construction programming and execution, topographic or boundary services, various engineering studies, site investigations and feasibility assessments, value engineering services, energy audits, force protection, fire protection and life safety systems, security and communication systems, subsurface geotechnical investigation and testing, hydrology/hydraulic assessment, data management and recommendations, environmental studies/surveys, and abatement design services, landscaping, architectural evaluations, architectural hardware, LEED certification, electronic and communications systems, ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits, NEPA compliance, environmental and EPA regulatory considerations for storm water and site drainage, pollution prevention plans and Section 404 Permits and construction site requirements.

PHYSICIAN SERVICES

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published May 8, 2015  -  Deadline May 22, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The procurement is conducted using Simplified Acquisition procedures pursuant to the authority of FAR Subpart 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items (10 U.S.C. 2304(g) and 2305 and 41 U.S.C. 253(g) and 253a and 253b); FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items (Title VIII of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355)); and FAR 37.104, Personal Services Contracts (Public Law 103-332, Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, Title II, September 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 2530 as implemented by 25 U.S.C. 1638c). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; therefore, a written solicitation will not be issued. The Billings Area Indian Health Service (IHS) intends to award a fixed-price commercial item contract in response to Request for Quotation (RFQ)-10-15-030-REL. The solicitation is issued on an unrestricted basis. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82. The associated North American Industry Classification System code is 621111 and the small business size standard is $11.0 million. PRICE SCHEDULE: PHYSICIAN SERVICES: 800 hours @ $_______________ per hour = $____________________. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: July 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. PURPOSE OF THE CONTRACT: The purpose of this acquisition is to acquire a Physician with Outpatient and Emergency Room (ER) experience. The physician will work primarily in the Outpatient Department at the Fort Belknap Service Unit, PHS Indian Health Center, 669 Agency Main Street, Harlem, Montana but may provide ER and Inpatient care when necessary. The work schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. STATEMENT OF WORK: Examines and diagnoses health related conditions of individuals presenting for care at the Fort Belknap Health Center. Refers individuals for consultation when appropriate; prescribes and carries out therapy in conformance with approved clinical privileges and Fort Belknap Medical Staff bylaws, policies and procedures. The physician makes necessary arrangements, in concert with an active medical staff physician, for admission of patients to referral hospitals. Keeps the Chief Executive Officer or designee; and Clinical Director informed of Purchase Referred Care (PRC) (formerly known as Contract Health Service (CHS)) admissions. Records patient-provider encounters in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) for use between providers and for ordering diagnostic tests and referrals, H&P's, and chart notes; and for the business office staff and data entry/Health Information personnel for billing purposes. Maintains health summary and problem lists to ensure accurate patient data is recorded timely. Must complete documentation of notes and encounters prior to shift change. All patient charts must be completed before payment is made. The physician will not be paid during lunch hours unless patients are scheduled during that time or the provider is covering in the Emergency Room. Must be able to work under complex situations in the Outpatient Clinic and if necessary, the Emergency Room and Inpatient Departments. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Thorough knowledge of the major primary care medical fields, such as family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, general radiology and general surgery. Skill in diagnosing and treating patients of all ages with a wide variety of complex illnesses and severe injuries. Comprehensive knowledge of Quality Assurance concepts and skill in application of QA practices and procedures as they relate to general practice within an ER or outpatient setting. Must comply with all requirements for appointment and maintain status as a courtesy member of the medical staff, follow privileges as approved by Chief Medical Officer, and participate in administrative functions and meetings as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Doctor of Medicine degree or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy. The physician must be currently licensed to practice medicine in a State, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico. The physician must possess current BLS, ACLS and ATLS certifications. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Clinical Director provides administrative supervision in terms of objectives to be met, with little or no technical supervision. Work accomplished by the physician is considered technically authoritative and usually accepted without review. The work is evaluated through the Quality Assurance Program, Governing Body and Medical Staff of the Service Unit. Guidance is provided by contract consultants, in the specialty areas of medicine, when no other Medical Officers at the Service Unit are trained in the particular area of specialization. SUPERVISOR: Clinical Director GUIDELINES: The contractor shall follow all available guidelines including Department of Health and Human Service, Indian Health Service, Billings Area, Service Unit, and Medical Staff regulations, policies, procedures and by-laws. Traditional and currently accepted medical practices are also available in the form of specialty consultation, medical journals, and textbooks. In nearly all cases; however, the physician's judgment is the key factor in determining whether guidelines are to be adhere to, or deviated, or whether new guides need to be developed to protect the interests of the patient. The physician must comply with all JCAHO, CMS, and HIPAA regulations. All hospital safety procedures and infection control policies must be adhered to by the physician. COMPLEXITY: The work involves diagnosis and treatment of ER/inpatient/outpatients with an extremely wide variety of physical and emotional health problems. In addition to practicing within the general practice scope, the physician performs other broad functions of medicine that includes education, prevention, cure and rehabilitation. Assignments are characterized by treatment of severe physical injuries and a wide variety of illnesses, some of which are so complex that other expert specialists are consulted. The work requires the simultaneous application of multiple knowledge, skills and abilities in traumatic life or death situations in the care of one or more patients. The work is often difficult and further complicated by the fear and skepticism of patients, undefined or ill-defined problems presented in advanced stages, and conflicting health data. The work requires continued efforts to establish health promotion - disease prevention programs to resolve chronic, community wide medical problems. In the ER Department the work consist of a broad practice of emergency and general medicine, involving diagnosis and treatment of patients with an extremely wider variety of physical and emotional problems. Cases may be critical and require immediate decisions and/or are complicated because patients may be unconscious, intoxicated, unable or unwilling to respond. SCOPE AND EFFECT: Provide medical care and treatment to patients that register at the clinic and/or ER Department during the weekdays/weeknights and/or on weekends. PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts include Clinical Director, Administrative Officer, Chief Executive Officer, patients, family members, hospital employees and/or law enforcement personnel. PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Immediate supervisor and contacts are needed for chain of command to ensure proper procedures are followed for both staff and patients. Communication with family members on patient specific care given and medical attention provided. Necessary follow up if required. Directives for pharmaceuticals, patient treatment plans et cetera. PHYSICIAL DEMANDS: Working environmental may be demanding on physician with patient flow and administrative and scheduled tour of duty hours. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Will be working in the Outpatient Clinic and/or Emergency Department. The work is performed in clinic and ER settings, with continued exposure to patients having a variety of illnesses and communicable diseases. The physician may be subjected to adverse weather and hostile patients and/or their families. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY: The IHS shall provide all necessary equipment and supplies. The Fort Belknap Service Unit will be responsible for getting the Contractor access and clearance to all computer services necessary to carry out his/her duties. COMPUTER SECURITY: Pursuant to the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), the contractor will be required to complete a course in Computer Security Awareness Training (CSAT). This training must be completed annually by all employees including all contractors, volunteers, students, and summer externs. The Contractor will be required to comply with the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201, "Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors" and the associated Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementation guidance for personal identity verification for all affected contractor and subcontractor personnel. Access/clearance to all pertinent computer systems, including completing the Security Checklist, Rules of Behavior form, Security training; and if necessary, a Business Partner Interconnection Security Agreement (BPISA), should be coordinated with the Service Unit. CONTRACTING OFFICER AUTHORITY: Authority to negotiate changes in the terms, conditions or amounts cited in this contract is reserved for the Contracting Officer. CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE (COR): The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) shall be responsible for: (1) Monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending technical changes; (2) Interpreting the Statement of Work; (3) Technical evaluation as required; (4) Technical inspections and acceptance; and (5) Assisting the Contractor in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance of this contract. INVOICE SUBMISSION AND PAYMENT: The Contractor shall submit its invoices to the Billings Area Financial Management Branch, P.O. Box 36600, Billings, Montana 59107, with a courtesy copy to the Clinical Director. The Contractor agrees to include the following information on each invoice: (1) Contractor's name and address; (2) Contact name, title, and telephone number; (3) Contract Number; (4) Invoice number and date; (5) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price, and extended price of supplies delivered or services performed; (6) Remit to Address; (7) Taxpayer Identification Number (Employer Identification Number or Social Security Number); and (8) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number (to ensure payment is made to the correct bank account) and vendor mailing address, as provided in the System for Award Management (SAM), formerly known as the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. Payment shall be made by the Billings Area Financial Management Branch, P.O. Box 36600, Billings, Montana 59107. PRO-CHILDREN ACT OF 1994: The Contractor certifies that it will comply with the provisions of Public Law 103-227, Pro-Children Act of 1994, which imposes restrictions on smoking where federally funded children's services are provided. CHILD CARE NATIONAL AGENCY CHECK AND INVESTIGATION (CNACI). A CNACI must be completed for all Indian Health Service (IHS) contractor personnel within the Billings Area. Public Law (P.L.) 101-630, Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act and P.L. 101-647, Crime Control Act of 1990, require the IHS to conduct a character and criminal history background investigation on all contractors performing services in facilities. The character and background investigations will be conducted by the Fort Belknap Service Unit. Fingerprints must also be taken as part of the pre-employment process and must be completed before the physician is allowed to work. SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS: Contractors cannot serve as expert witnesses in any suit against the Federal Government. Many of the IHS patients receiving services may only speak a native language and/or reside on a Native American Reservation, therefore, the Contractor must demonstrate sensitivity to cross-cultural and language differences. The Privacy Act of 1974 mandates that the Contractor maintain complete confidentiality of all administrative, medical and personnel records, and all other pertinent information that comes to his/her attention or knowledge. The Privacy Act carries both civil and criminal penalties for unlawful disclosure of records. Violation of such confidentiality shall be cause for adverse action. All IHS regulations and policies applicable to these Acts shall be enforced. The Contractor shall comply with IHS facility infection control and safety procedures, practices, and standards. Federal Tort Claims Act coverage for medical related claims is extended to the individual providing the services. However, the services must have been performed within the scope of the personal services contract. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition. The FAR provision 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; and 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items are incorporated by reference. The provision at 52.212-2 applies to this acquisition and is provided in full text. FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014): (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: CURRENT, UNRESTRICTED STATE LICENSE = 35 POINTS. Potential contractors must submit a copy of State license with the price quote; (2) RESUME/CURRICULUM VITAE = 35 POINTS. Potential contractors must submit a copy of resume/curriculum vitae with the price quote. Resumes must include information relating to: (a) Professional Education; (b) Certifications; and (c) Previous jobs; and (4) PAST PERFORMANCE = 30 POINTS. The offeror must demonstrate its record of successful performance in past contracts and/or jobs, Government and/or commercial. Each offeror will be evaluated on its performance under existing and prior contracts/jobs. The offeror must list at least three contracts/jobs and include the following information. (1) Name of Government agency/Company; (2) Contract number, if applicable; (3) Dates of Service/Employment; (4) Total contract value/Hourly wage; (5) Description of contract work/Job duties; (6) Contracting Officer/Company Manager and telephone number; (7) Program Manager and telephone number, if applicable. Technical and past performance, when combined, are considered approximately equal to cost or price. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The following FAR and Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) clauses are applicable: 52.204-4, 52.204-7, 52.204-9, 52.204-13, 52.204-16, 52.204-17, 52.204-18, 52.204-19, 52.212-4, 52.212-5, 52.215-5, 52.217-8, 52.223-5, 52.223-6, 52.224-1, 52.224-2, 52.225-25, 52.227-14, 52.227-17, 52.228-5, 52.232-3, 52.232-18, 52.232-39, 52.237-2, 52.237-3, 52.242-15, 52.242-17, 52.244-6, 52.245-1, 52.249-12, 352.201-70, 352.202-1, 352.203-70, 352.215-1, 352.215-70, 352.222-70, 352.223-70, 352.224-70, 352.227-70, 352.231-71, 352.237-70, 352.237-71, 352.237-72, 352.239-72, 352.239-73, 352.242-71, 352.242-72, 352.242-73, 352.270-2 and 352.270-3. The following FAR clauses cited in 52.212-5 are applicable to the acquisition: 52.203-6 with Alternate I, 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.219-8, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-50, 52.223-18, 52.225-13 and 52.232-33. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will provide full text copies of the FAR and HHSAR provisions and clauses. The provisions and clauses may also be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/ and http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=3524d214210697effd2fd5c77848a806&rgn=div5&view=text&node=48:4.0.1.8.33&idno=48. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: The Contractor shall provide evidence of, or submit a written response to, the technical evaluation factors in FAR 52.212-2. In addition, the Contractor shall submit a completed copy of FAR 52.212-3 with its offer. Contractors intending to conduct business with the Federal Government must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM replaces the Department of Defense's Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. SAM is now the primary Government repository, which retains information on Government contractors. You may register via the Internet at www.sam.gov. All responsible offerors may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the Agency. Offers shall be submitted to the Billings Area Indian Health Service, 2900 Fourth Avenue North, Room 304, Billings, Montana 59101, no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 22, 2015. The offer must be submitted in a sealed envelope, addressed to this office, showing the time specified for receipt, the solicitation number, and your name and address. Offers will also be accepted by e-mail at Rita.Langager@ihs.gov or by fax at (406) 247-7108. ACCEPTANCE PERIOD: Your proposal must stipulate that it is predicated upon all the terms and conditions of this RFQ. In addition, it must contain a statement to the effect that it is firm for a period of at least 90 days from the date of receipt by the Government.

C--Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) for Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services, Southwestern Division (SWD), Fort Worth District (SWF), Military Projects, HUBZone Set Aside

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published June 2, 2015  -  Deadline July 7, 2015
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This is a synopsis for Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services. The A-E shall be able to provide for development of design-bid-build packages and develop Requests for Proposal (RFP) packages for design-build projects; provide multi-disciplined design support and consultant services; provide construction management services; provide cost estimating, cost control and scheduling services; provide design, CADD, BIM, and planning services for new construction and/or renovation, demolition, repair and alterations to existing facilities; provide engineering, design and related services and support to potentially include, but not limited to, any or all of the following: military construction programming and execution, topographic or boundary services, various engineering studies, site investigations and feasibility assessments, value engineering services, energy audits, force protection, fire protection and life safety systems, security and communication systems, subsurface geotechnical investigation and testing, hydrology/hydraulic assessment, environmental studies/surveys, and abatement design services, landscaping, architectural evaluations, architectural hardware, LEED certification, electronic and communications systems, ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits, NEPA compliance, environmental and EPA regulatory considerations for storm water and site drainage, pollution prevention plans and Section 404 Permits and construction site requirements.

Architect-Engineer (A-E) Multi-Discipline Services

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published June 3, 2015  -  Deadline July 7, 2015
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SYNOPSIS "INDEFINITE-DELIVERY" AND "INDEFINITE-QUANTITY" (IDIQ) CONTRACTS FOR MULTI-DISCIPLINE AE SERVICES FOR THE REAL PROPERTY SERVICES FIELD OFFICE, BALTIMORE DISTRICT 1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: Two contracts are being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6, AFARS 5136.6 and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Acquisition Instruction (UAI) 36.6. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. Fixed-Price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts for Architect-Engineering (A-E) Services are required to support the Baltimore District's Real Property Services Field Office (RSFO) programs. Firm-fixed price task orders will be issued under these contracts based on the requirements of FAR Part 36.6 and EP 715-1-7. The majority of the work will be for RSFO and other Baltimore District projects, but the contracts may be used throughout the North Atlantic Division or by any other USACE District with proper approval. The awards will be made under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541330, Engineering Services, which has a small business size standard of $15,000,000 in average receipts. Two awards will be made, each with a five-year period and a capacity of $49M. The acquisition will be unrestricted and therefore open to all business regardless of size. Task orders will be issued for A-E services for various military, intelligence community, and other government agencies. Anticipated start date is fourth quarter of FY15. An active TOP SECRET Facility Clearance is required at the time the offer is due, at time of award, and throughout the life of the contract. In the event of a Joint Venture (JV), the clearance requirement will apply to the JV. This means that the entity identified submitting the SF330 must have the TOP SECRET Facility Site Clearance in that name along with the matching Cage Code. For example, if Company A and Company B forms a Joint Venture called Company AB, then Company AB must have an active TOP SECRET Facility Site Clearance at the time the offer is due, at the time of award, and throughout the life of the contract. Even if both Company A and Company B each individually posses the clearance, unless Company AB possesses its own TOP SECRET Facility Site Clearance, the proposal will not be eligible for award. The firm must be capable of responding to and working on multiple task orders concurrently. Task orders will be awarded based on the contractor's current workload and its ability to accomplish the order in the required time, geographic location, type of services required, previous installation experience, including customer satisfaction, and performance and quality of deliverables under the current IDIQ. Project sites may be located anywhere within the continental United States (CONUS) or Hawaii. A contract may be issued up to one year after selection. The selection process and award of a contract under this Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) announcement shall be subject to the prohibitions and restrictions of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR), Subpart 9.5, Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest. Options may be included in individual task orders. To be eligible for contract award, a firm or joint venture must be registered in the System for Award Manager (SAM.gov). Funding will be provided on a Task Order basis with a $15,000 minimum guarantee for each contract awarded. SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION PLAN: All offerors (both large and small businesses) will be required to submit a Small Business Participation Plan (SBPP). The SBPP will be evaluated pursuant to Factor 1 of the Secondary Factors, as necessary. The SBPP will set forth the proposed participation of U.S. small businesses in the performance of this acquisition relative to the objectives and goals established herein. The offeror should articulate how small businesses will participate - through performance as a small business prime offeror and/or through small business subcontracting. The government will evaluate: a. The extent to which such firms, as defined in FAR Part 19, are specifically identified in proposals; b. The extent of commitment to use such firms (enforceable commitments will be considered more favorably than non-enforceable ones); c. Identification of the complexity and variety of the work small firms are to perform; d. The extent of participation of small business prime Offerors and small business subcontractors in terms of the percentage of the value of the total acquisition; e. The extent to which the Offeror meets or exceeds the goal of 25% Small Business Participation. This goal is based on the total contract value. Socio-economic subcategory percentages are at the discretion of the Offeror, however, a greater commitment to socio-economic programs will be evaluated favorably; SEPARATE FROM SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION PLAN, other than U.S. Small Business offerors selected as one of the most highly qualified firms by the Selection Board, must submit a Subcontracting Plan meeting the requirements of FAR 52.219-9 and DFARS 252.219-7003 (or DFARS 252.219-7004 if the offeror has a comprehensive subcontracting plan). Other than U.S. Small Businesses must submit acceptable subcontracting plans to be eligible for award. Subcontracting Plans shall reflect and be consistent with the commitments offered in the Small Business Participation Plan. The goals for subcontracting will be aggressively negotiated with the selected firm. If the successful offeror fails to negotiate a subcontracting plan acceptable to the Contracting Officer, then the offeror will be ineligible for award. Maximum practicable utilization of small businesses is a matter of national attention with particular interest to this contracting agency. All subcontracting goals will be monitored through the electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS). The goals for subcontracting will be aggressively negotiated with the selected firm. If the successful offeror fails to negotiate a subcontracting plan acceptable to the Contracting Officer, then the offeror will be ineligible for award. Maximum practicable utilization of small businesses is a matter of national attention with particular interest to this contracting agency. Inherently governmental functions will not be performed by contractors per FAR Part 7.5 and Office of Federal Procurement Policy Letter 92-1. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: The work may encompass architect and engineering services for a broad variety of minor to major repair, modification, rehabilitation, alterations and new construction projects primarily in support of the Department of Defense and associated Agencies. The type of work performed will be for secure sites and will include: planning, programming, feasibility studies, geotechnical investigations, permitting, charrettes, master planning, engineering studies, design services, estimating, surveying, site/field investigation, CADD drawing and document preparation and review, design review, operability and maintenance review of designs, construction management services, commissioning, studies, and reports. Other work may include preparation of full plans and specifications, preparation of design build requests for proposal, construction cost estimating, site investigations, analysis, planning, master planning, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, programming (1391), topographic and utility surveys, geotechnical investigations, permitting, charrettes, hazardous material investigations, Building Information Modeling (BIM), energy modeling, and the preparation of reports, studies, design criteria/ design analysis documents, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) documentation, value engineering, presentations, coordination with various government agencies and commissions, and other general A-E services. The work may also include providing construction phase and other support services including, but not limited to shop drawing reviews, site visits, technical assistance, LEED documentation during construction, on-site representation, preparation of operation and maintenance manuals, and commissioning/ start-up/ fit-up design support. These services will include (but are not limited to) such areas as facility maintenance, repair, remodeling, renovation, or demolition; infrastructure; interior fit-up; new construction; physical security and counter terrorism (including weapons of mass destruction) force protection; fire protection; and communications for military and other non-military government agencies. Each task order will have its own schedule based on the complexity of the applicable project. Task Orders will be evaluated based on level of effort for the scope of services developed for individual projects. Task Orders will be issued during the life of the IDIQs and may extend beyond the five year IDIQ ordering period. The customers (users) to be serviced by this contract will predominately belong to the Intelligence Communities. These types of customers have assets distributed throughout CONUS and Hawaii. However, the preponderance of work is anticipated to be within the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The offeror must demonstrate its and each key consultant's qualifications with respect to the published evaluation criteria for all services. Evaluation and selection will be based on the most highly qualified firm upon evaluation of the selection criteria stated herein. Selection of the most highly qualified firms for negotiations shall be made through an order of preference based on demonstrated competence and qualifications necessary for the satisfactory performance of the type of professional services required, that include, primarily (1) specialized experience and technical competence; (2) professional qualifications; (3) past performance; (4) capacity to accomplish the work; and (5) special qualifications; and secondarily may include (1) small business participation plan; (2) geographic proximity. In addition to the above qualifications, special qualifications in the Department of Defense (DoD) include the volume of work previously awarded to the firm by the DoD, with the object of effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified A-E firms including all small business socio-economic categories, and firms that have not had prior DoD contracts. The small business participation plan, as a secondary criterion, will not be applied by a pre-selection board, and will only be used by a selection board as a "tie-breaker" if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms. The A-E selection procedures will be in accordance with FAR 36.6 A/E Services, DFARS 236.6, EP 715-1-7, PARC and local guidance. Interviews will be conducted for A-E firms identified by Selection Board and will be conducted in Annapolis Junction, MD. The selection criteria for this contract are listed below in descending order of importance Factor 1: Specialized Experience and Technical Competence. The firm must demonstrate specialized experience and technical experience in the following types of projects and/or work products which are listed in decending order of importance: 1) Design of new construction projects of various types and sizes 2) Design for the renovation of existing facilities of various types and sizes 3) Preparation of design build request for proposals (RFP's) 4) Preparation of project programming documents such as master planning studies, DD Forms 1391 and experience in conducting both planning and design charrettes 5) Experience with handling multiple task orders simultaneously 6) Experience of the prime firm and significant subcontractors in working together 7) Application of cost control through appropriate design and construction techniques on projects to assure projects remain within budget (cost estimating and MII) 8) Analysis and implementation of anti-terrorism and force protection (ATFP) requirements 9) Obtaining all necessary Federal, State or local jurisdiction permits 10) Experience with storm water management and erosion and sedimentation control in various jurisdictions 11) Analysis, documentation and implementation of LEED criteria and Energy modeling 12) Experience in the use of BIM 13) Topographic and bathymetric surveys, soil surveys and subsurface exploration including associated testing 14) Coordination, submissions and presentations to the State Historic Preservation Offices, National Capital Planning Commission and the Commission of Fine Arts. 15) Asbestos and lead paint surveys and testing services Firms shall provide projects demonstrating their experience in the types of projects and products as described in (2) Project Information and show specialized experience of the proposed team in provision of the services noted above. All projects provided in the SF 330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and perform work under this contract. Projects not meeting this requirement will be excluded from evaluation. If the Offeror is a joint venture (JV), relevant project experience should be submitted for the joint venture if shared experience is available; if no shared experience is available, offers may submit projects performed by either joint venture partner. For submittal purposes, a task order on an IDIQ contract is considered a project as is a stand alone contract award. Do not list an IDIQ contract as an example of a completed project. Instead, list relevant completed task orders or stand alone contract awards that fit within the definition above. Examples of project work submitted that do not conform to this requirement will not be evaluated. Factor 2: Professional Qualifications. Offerors will be evaluated on professional qualifications and competence of the proposed key personnel to provide services to accomplish the work required under this contract. The firm must have registered and licensed personnel, either in-house or through consultants, in the following list of disciplines: Project manager, architect, landscape architect, interior designer, civil engineer, electrical engineer, structural engineer, mechanical engineer, fire protection engineer, quality assurance/quality control, planner, communications engineer, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP), environmental engineer, geotechnical engineer, cost estimator, commissioning specialist, land surveyor, survey crew, construction manager, and certified industrial hygienist. In addition, some key management personnel and other personnel in each discipline listed below must possess valid current final Top Secret Security Clearances. It is mandatory that the Contractor maintains a balanced work force with a significant cadre of cleared Top Secret personnel to work in such areas. Provide all clearance information for personnel submitted in the SF330, Section H. The list of key disciplines are: Project manager, architect, civil engineer, electrical engineer, structural engineer, mechanical engineer, fire protection engineer, planner, communications engineer, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP), environmental engineer, geotechnical engineer, cost estimator, commissioning specialist, construction manager, and certified industrial hygienist. The availability of an adequate number of personnel in the key disciplines shall be presented to ensure that the firm can meet the potential of working on multiple task orders for multiple customers in the required timeframes. All personnel working under this contract must be U.S. citizens. The Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection field designer shall be a licensed professional engineer and have experience and training related to compliance with Department of Defense AT/FP policy standards and specifications. The Communications Engineer shall be a licensed professional engineer or be a Registered Communications Distribution Designer. Interior Designer must be certified by the National Council of Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ), licensed interior designer, or licensed architect with experience and training in interior design. Cost engineer shall be a certified cost engineer (CCE), certified cost consultant (CCC), or have comparable certification as well as experience with cost estimating software, specifically MII. The fire protection engineer shall be a registered fire protection engineer and have a degree in Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited university. The Commissioning Specialist shall be a licensed professional engineer, and be certified by one of the following organizations: Building Commissioning Association (BCA), National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB), AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), or Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Any individual that has been the subject of disciplinary action by respective commissioning organizations within the five years preceding Contract Award is not eligible to perform any duties related to Commissioning. The Commissioning Specialist shall also have documented experience as the lead person responsible for commissioning of building systems of similar type, scope, and complexity and must have at least two projects for which the individual was the documented Commissioning Authority for a LEED certified project. Where a single individual does not have the required experience in commissioning of both mechanical and electrical systems, multiple individuals with the necessary qualifications as stated above shall be engaged under the management of a designated Lead Commissioning Specialist. Factor 3: Past Performance. The offeror shall provide Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to successful performance with respect to constructability of designs, cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules as determined from Contractor Performance Assessment Rating System (CPARS) and other sources such as past performance questionnaires will be evaluated. Offerors will be evaluated based on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of successful history of working together as a team (prime and subcontractors, JV, etc.), work quality, innovation, compliance with schedules, cost control, overall safety record, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. The evaluation of past performance will be based on information provided through CPARS and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including information from the points of contact provided by the offeror. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers may result in a firm being considered less qualified. Past Performance should include projects only from the last six years. Factor 4: Capacity to Accomplish the Work. A proposed management plan shall be presented which shall include an organization chart and the management approach. The offeror shall demonstrate its ability to meet schedule, scope and budget of multiple concurrent projects by providing appropriate teams or crews to perform those tasks such as managing designs at various stages (i.e. 65% and 95%), data collecting, surveying, etc. The offeror shall also provide details on how they will provide encryption for when using For Official Use Only (FOUO) level work, secure file transfer, video teleconference capability and secure communications. The SF330 shall clearly indicate the primary office where the work will be performed and the staffing at this office. Factor 5: Special Qualifications. Firms may provide additional information that will demonstrate their plan for quality control and program management, team organization, professional registration and organization chart, and management's approach to commissioning, and prior experience with Intelligence Community customers. In addition, firms may provide additional information on management's approach to engaging and fully integrating in-house disciplines with consultants to ensure that designs are in compliance with standards, codes, and construction practices, as well as quality and cost control procedures and value engineering. Firms may also provide additional information regarding the prior experience of the prime firm and any of their significant consultants on similar contracts as well as volume of work previously awarded to the firm by the Department of Defense within the past 12 months. Secondary factors will only be used as "tie-breakers" among firms that are essentially technically equal. Factor 1: Small Business Participation Plan. Firms shall demonstrate the extent of their participation with all federally designated small businesses (Small Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Women-Owned Small Business, HUBZone Businesses, Veteran Owned Small Businesses, Service Disabled Owned Small Businesses, historically black colleges and universities, and minority institutions) in the proposed contract team, measured as a percentage of the total estimated effort. Factor 2: Geographic Proximity. Firms will be evaluated on their location with respect to the Real Property Services Field Office (RSFO) located in Annapolis Junction, MD since response time for certain projects may be critical. It is mandatory that the contractor have a final TS Facility Site Clearance for the office location(s) required to perform work for this contract. If a new office is to be established, it must be set up and functional within six months of the issuance of the contract. It is expected that some of the management and key personnel for the task orders issued will physically be located near RSFO. 4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having capabilities to perform this work must submit Parts I and II of the SF330 for the prime contractor. Part II of the SF330 must be submitted for each branch office of the prime contractor and all sub-contractors that have a key role in the proposed contract to the address below, no later than 11 AM EST, 7 July 2015. On SF330, Part I, Block 5, include DUNS number for the prime firm. On the SF330, Part I, Block F, provide the title and contract award dates for all projects listed in that section. The Cage Code for the Prime Contractor must be submitted to verify the Top Secret Facility Site Clearance. The SF330 and the Small Business Participation Plan shall each be submitted as separate files using Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). Submit responses with the announcement number to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Real Property Services Field Office, ATTN: Renee McMillan-Cox, 300 Sentinel Drive, Suite 400, Annapolis-Junction MD 20701. These forms shall be submitted to the above address not later 11 AM EST, 7 July 2015. An original and four (4) hard copies of the SF330 submission and two (2) electronic copies on CD are required. Part I of the SF330 shall have a page limit of 125 pages. A page is one side of a sheet. Foldouts are discouraged; if used, they will count as two pages. Be advised that the Baltimore District does not maintain SF-330s at this office. Font size shall not be smaller than 10 point. An electronic copy of the submission shall be included as well. The document shall be submitted as one file using Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). Point of Contact Renee McMillan-Cox at (443) 654-7235, renee.r.mcmillan-cox@usace.army.mil U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Real Property Services Field Office 300 Sentinel Drive, Suite 400, Annapolis-Junction MD 20701 This synopsis is in reference to sources sought number W912DR-14-S-0007 previously issued on 20 November 2013. Solicitation packages are not provided and no additional project information will be given to firms during this announcement period. This is not a request for proposal. This is strictly Architect-Engineering, (NAICS Code 541330) submittals of SF330's only.

C--Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) Southwestern Division (SWD), Fort Worth District (SWF), Military Projects, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Set Aside

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published June 5, 2015  -  Deadline July 15, 2015
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This is a synopsis for Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services. The A-E shall be able to provide for development of design-bid-build packages and develop Requests for Proposal (RFP) packages for design-build projects; provide multi-disciplined design support and consultant services; provide construction management services; provide cost estimating, cost control and scheduling services; provide design, CADD, BIM, and planning services for new construction and/or renovation, demolition, repair and alterations to existing facilities; provide engineering, design and related services and support to potentially include, but not limited to, any or all of the following: military construction programming and execution, topographic or boundary services, various engineering studies, site investigations and feasibility assessments, value engineering services, energy audits, force protection, fire protection and life safety systems, security and communication systems, subsurface geotechnical investigation and testing, hydrology/hydraulic assessment, environmental studies/surveys, and abatement design services, landscaping, architectural evaluations, architectural hardware, LEED certification, electronic and communications systems, ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits, NEPA compliance, environmental and EPA regulatory considerations for storm water and site drainage, pollution prevention plans and Section 404 Permits and construction site requirements.

C--Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC)Southwestern Division (SWD), Fort Worth District (SWF), Military Projects, SDVOSB (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business) Set Aside

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published July 6, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 2015
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This is a synopsis for Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services. The A-E shall be able to provide for development of design-bid-build packages and develop Requests for Proposal (RFP) packages for design-build projects; provide multi-disciplined design support and consultant services; provide construction management services; provide cost estimating, cost control and scheduling services; provide design, CADD, BIM, and planning services for new construction and/or renovation, demolition, repair and alterations to existing facilities; provide engineering, design and related services and support to potentially include, but not limited to, any or all of the following: military construction programming and execution, topographic or boundary services, various engineering studies, site investigations and feasibility assessments, value engineering services, energy audits, force protection, fire protection and life safety systems, security and communication systems, subsurface geotechnical investigation and testing, hydrology/hydraulic assessment, environmental studies/surveys, and abatement design services, landscaping, architectural evaluations, architectural hardware, LEED certification, electronic and communications systems, ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits, NEPA compliance, environmental and EPA regulatory considerations for storm water and site drainage, pollution prevention plans and Section 404 Permits and construction site requirements.

C--632-15-3-2354-0009 - PROJECT NO. 632-15-116 - Renovate Roads Project 4

Department of Veterans Affairs, Bronx VAMC (NAL) | Published July 15, 2015  -  Deadline August 13, 2015
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THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS ANNOUNCEMENT. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR RESPONSE BY SMALL BUSINESS FOR ARCHITECT AND ENGINEERING SERVICES TO SUBMIT RESPONSE (SF330, ETC.). THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PRICING PROPOSAL. DEADLINE RESPONSE DATE AND TIME IS AUGUST 13, 2015 11:59 PM ET. SF330 is required and must be sent by August 13, 2015 11:59PM ET with five (5) paper copies AND one (1) electronic form (email or on disk) to Joseph Ercole, Contracting Officer, at the address below. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking a qualified Small Business Architect-Engineering ('A/E') firm to provide design, site development, architectural, construction documents, technical specifications, construction period services, critical path method, site visits, and cost estimates, and all other related information for Project 632-15-116, Renovate Roads at Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Rd., Northport, NY 11768. This procurement is 100% set aside to Small Business, therefore responses will be accepted from Small Business. Geographic location of the AE firm to the facility is factored as part of the evaluation criteria; the selection criteria list follows and firm must be within one hundred (100) miles of VAMC Northport NY 11768. This requirement is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Applicable NAICS code is 541310 and small business size standard of $7.5 Million. Magnitude of Construction is between $2,000,000.00 and $5,000,000.00. The anticipated award date of the proposed A/E Contract is about September 15, 2015. Potential contractors must be registered in SAM (www.sam.gov) at time of submission of their qualifications in order to be considered for an award. Any subcontracted or otherwise business entity(s) used must be identified by name, office location and size/type of business. LOCATION This Project will rehabilitate building entrances, roadways, parking lots, walkways, curbs, and gutters, and other paved areas at the Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY 11768. SCOPE OF SERVICE REQUIRED PROJECT NO. 632-15-116, RENOVATE ROADS. This Project will rehabilitate building entrances, roadways, parking lots, walkways, curbs and gutters, and other paved areas at the Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY 11768. The Project will comply with VA-adopted codes and standards including Directives, Design Manuals, Master Construction Specifications, Design Criteria and other Guidance on the Technical Information Library (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/). Technical disciplines include but are not limited to site development, architectural, structural, sanitary, electrical, critical path method, and estimating. The Project will comply with VA-adopted codes and standards including VA Directives, Design Manuals, Master Construction Specifications, Design Criteria and other Guidance on the Technical Information Library (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/). I. SCHEMATICS. General Scope. The Architect-Engineer (A/E) shall review the program materials furnished by VA to ascertain the requirements of this phase of the work and shall prepare Schematic Documents illustrating the scale and relationship of Project components for review and approval of VA as further described in Supplement B, which details the minimum requirements for various A/E submissions. Services under this phase shall include but not be limited to all requirements as defined in Supplement B. II. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENTS. General Scope. The A/E shall review the program materials furnished by VA and all prior submissions to ascertain the requirements of this phase of the work and shall prepare Design Development Documents illustrating the scale and relationship of Project components for review and approval of VA as further described in Supplement B. Services under this phase shall include, but not be limited to the following: (1) Site Design; (2) Architectural Design including facility floor and roof plans, sections, elevations, preliminary selection of building systems and materials, development of dimensions, net program areas, gross areas and facility volumes; (3) Structural Design including materials and structural systems; (4) Electrical Design with economic and energy analyses and all critical systems; (5) Cost Estimate(s); (6) Energy Impact Studies; (7) Phasing Plans for Construction including making recommendations concerning construction contract arrangements and scheduling that will be advantageous to VA in terms of cost and timing; and (8) Presentations and Review Submissions. III. CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS. (a) General Scope. Based upon the approved Schematics and Design Development Documents, other program materials furnished by VA, and any further adjustments in the design scope or quality of the Project, the A/E shall ascertain the requirements of this phase of the work and shall prepare, for approval by VA, Construction Documents and other documents setting forth in detail the requirements for bidding and contracting for the construction of the Project and as further described in Supplement B. Services under this phase shall include: (1) Site Design Documents setting forth in detail the site construction requirements; (2) Architectural Design Documents setting forth in detail the architectural construction requirements including complete floor and roof plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules, material and color selection, discipline coordination and fire safety systems and controls; (3) Structural Design Documents setting forth in detail the structural construction requirements including all structural plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules, and calculations sizing all columns, beams, slabs and coordinating the work with all other design disciplines; (4) Electrical Design Documents setting forth in detail the electrical construction requirements including all electrical plans, elevations, sections, details, diagrams and schedules showing transformers, vaults, electrical and telephone closets, power distribution systems, auxiliary power systems, switchgear, generator, lighting fixtures, switching power outlets, and signal system; (5) Cost Estimate(s) setting forth in detail quantities of materials, labor, profit, overhead, insurance, taxes, etc.; (6) Specifications for all sections of the work utilizing the VA Master Specification system setting forth in detail all requirements for the construction fully coordinated with the drawings and other Construction Documents; and (7) Presentations and Review Submissions. (b) Project Phasing (CPM). The A/E shall assist the Contracting Officer in coordinating the development of a CPM (Critical Path Method) network for the construction of the Project. The CPM network shall provide a phasing schedule which will promote a proper and efficient organization and sequence of construction. The A/E shall, when directed by the Contracting Officer, serve as an advisor to the Contracting Officer on all phasing matters. Construction Documents shall be packaged for bidding and construction in accordance with the CPM network. IV. SITE SURVEYS, SUBSURFACE AND OTHER INVESTIGATIONS. The A/E shall arrange for and oversee the performance of topographic surveys, test borings, test pits, soil tests, subsurface exploration and other such investigations as he determines are required for the proper design of the Project. V. BID ALTERNATES. Throughout the design phases, the A/E shall identify alternatives for a minimum of 20 percent of construction costs that can be taken as potential bid deducts in the event construction bids received are higher than anticipated. The alternates shall be designed so that, if required to award the bid within the approved total project cost, the Project remains a stand-alone project and can be activated according to its intended function upon completion. VI. SERVICES DURING BIDDING PERIOD. The A/E shall provide all services required for advertising for and securing construction bids. The A/E shall attend authorized conferences, including Pre-Bid Conference and Pre-Construction Conference, as directed by the Contracting Officer. The A/E shall provide representatives of the following professional registered disciplines for each conference: Architectural Design, Structural Design, Mechanical Design, and Electrical Design. VII. SERVICES DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD. The A/E shall act in an advisory and consultant capacity to the Contracting Officer. The A/E, when requested, shall assist the Contracting Officer and his Resident Engineer to interpret the construction documents and shall: (1) recommend any action(s) he deems suitable for the satisfactory prosecution of the construction work; (2) prepare any supplemental drawings, specifications or other documents that may be required to clarify or supplement the construction documents; and (3) assess the preparation of Construction Contract Modifications initiated by or through VA to be executed in accordance with the Construction Documents. The A/E shall review all Government initiated and/or the Construction Contractor's cost proposals for construction modifications when requested by the Resident Engineer. The A/E's reply regarding his review of cost proposals and his recommendations shall include an independent breakdown of costs in detail with quantities and unit prices and shall cover both additions and deductions of labor, materials and equipment. The A/E shall check Government furnished and/or the Construction Contractor's shop drawings, detail drawings, schedules, descriptive literature and samples, testing laboratory reports, field test data and review the color, texture and suitability of materials for conformity with the design concept and construction documents. The A/E shall recommend approval, disapproval, or other suitable disposition. The A/E shall notify the Resident Engineer in writing of any and all deviations from the requirements of the construction documents that he has found in the Construction Contractor's submittals. During the Construction Period, the A/E shall make visits to the Project site. The A/E shall observe the construction and advise the Resident Engineer of any deviations or deficiencies. The A/E shall provide registered architects and engineers who are familiar with the design work of the Project to act as observers and advisers to the VA team conducting intermediate inspections, partial final and/or final inspection(s) of the Project. VIII. POST-CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. For a period of one (1) year after final payment, the A/E shall be obligated to furnish advisory or consulting services which are normal to such a professional contract and necessary to assure the proper functioning of elements of the A/E design. The Construction Contractor will furnish to the A/E a marked-up set of prints showing all changes made during the construction period. The A/E shall incorporate into the drawings all significant changes marked-up by the Construction Contractor and, any significant changes made by solicitation amendments and construction contract modifications. The A/E shall prepare record drawings by making changes on the original contract drawings. Submission shall be subject to the approval of the Contracting Officer as to quality and completeness. IX. CONTRACT SECURITY. This contract does not involve VA sensitive information and contractor personnel do not require access to VA systems. Information made available to the contractor or subcontractor by VA for the performance or administration of this contract or information developed by the contractor/subcontractor in performance or administration of the contract shall be used only for those purposes and shall not be used in any other way without the prior written agreement of VA. There are no special security classifications other than VA Identification Badges must be issued to the awarded A/E employees as per VA policy. The awarded A/E shall make a request for all personnel and obtain VA Identification Badges. The VA Resident Engineer/COR is the Point of Contact for VA Identification Badges. COST RANGE Magnitude of Construction is between $2,000,000.00 and $5,000,000.00. TYPE OF CONTRACT CONTEMPLATED The Department of Veterans Affairs is contemplating awarding a firm fixed price contract. ESTIMATED START AND COMPLETION DATES The Department of Veterans Affairs requires design and contract support services. The estimated start and end dates for the design and start and end dates for the construction are as follows: The A/E shall perform the work required by this contract within the limits of the following schedule. He/she 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: Submit authorization request for site survey and/or subsurface exploration not later than 10-06-2015 Deliver First Schematic Review material to Contracting Officer not later than [65% complete] 10-27-2015 Review First Schematic Review material with Contracting Officer on [65% complete] 11-18-2015 Deliver Second Schematic Review material to Contracting Officer not later than [100% complete]………………………………………………12-04-2015 Review Second Schematic Review material with Contracting Officer on [100% complete] 12-22-2015 Deliver First Review (DD) material to Contracting Officer not later than [20% complete] 01-18-2016 Review First Review (DD) material with Contracting Officer on [20% complete]………………………………………………………02-10-2016 Deliver Second Review (DD) material to Contracting Officer not later than [35% complete] 02-24-2016 Review Second Review (DD) material with Contracting Officer on [35% complete] 03-15-2016 Deliver Third Review (CD) material to Contracting Officer not later than [75% complete] 05-09-2016 Review Third Review (CD) material with Contracting Officer on [75% complete]………………………………………………………06-01-2016 Deliver Fourth Review (CD) material to Contracting Officer not later than [100% complete] 06-15-2016 Review Fourth Review (CD) material with Contracting Officer on [100% complete] 07-05-2016 Deliver Documents to Contracting Officer not later than 07-19-2016 Planned Construction Contract Award (Estimated) 09-16-2016 Construction Completion (Estimated) 11-15-2018 The Contracting Officer may schedule an additional Design Review(s) should he/she determine that such review(s) is required for satisfactory completion of the Contract Drawings and Specifications. The A/E will be reimbursed for the additional trip(s) in accordance with Clause SP-9 unless the additional Design review(s) was requested by him or caused by actions for which he/she is responsible. EVALUATION SELECTION CRITERIA Offerors responding to the solicitation will be evaluated by the following criteria and selection criteria will be based on, the following, and the Department of Veterans Affairs shall evaluate each potential contractor in terms of the following evaluation factors: (1) Professional qualifications and disciplines of staff proposed for the satisfactory performance of required services; (2) Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. Examples of specialized experience and technical competence in various disciplines required for specific project; (3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; (4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Past experience and performance on government contracts; and (5) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Proximity of firm or working office providing professional services to the facility. (6) Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (7) Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (8) Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. SELECTION CRITERIA DESCRIPTIONS The selection criteria descriptions (1 through 8) are provided below. (1) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE OF REQUIRED SERVICES. Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and Designers of Record. In addition, provide resumes of other relevant team members or frequent subcontractor such as: Architect, Civil, Structural Engineers, Cost Estimator, and team members who will perform technical tasks under this contract including their record of working together. The Designers of Record shall perform and direct the design within their respective discipline and shall sign and seal the drawings. All Designers of Record must be professionally registered in their discipline. Each resume shall include a minimum of three (3) specific completed projects that best illustrate the individual team members experience relevant to this contract scope; (2) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE Specialized experience and technical competence in health care facilities (to include joint ventures), including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials." (3) CAPACITY This factor evaluates ability of the AE Structural firm, given their current projected workload and the availability of their key personnel, to accomplish the possible myriad of design projects in the required time. The general workload and staffing capacity of the design office will be evaluated. i. List current projects with a design fee of greater than $20,000 being designed in the firms' office. ii. Indicate the firms' present workload and the availability iii. of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period; iv. describe experience in successfully delivering projects per v. performance schedule, providing timely construction support, and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates; (4) PAST PERFORMANCE VISN3 will evaluate past performance on recent and relevant contracts with government agencies (emphasis on VA work) and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, compliance with performance schedules and a record of significant claims against the firm due to improper or incomplete engineering services (references required). vi. Recent is defined as performance occurring within 5 years of the date of this Sources Sought, except that ongoing projects must have begun no less than one (1) year prior to the issuance of this Sources Sought. vii. Relevancy is defined as performance of work on projects that are similar in scope to the types of projects anticipated under the resultant contracts. Respondents with no previous past performance shall so state when addressing the selection criteria Documentation supplied should detail firms' ability to work with government entities and design standards or similar relevant experience with other entities. i. Provide a copy of all performance evaluations (A/E) issued for government contracts (as applicable). For non-Federal contracts, provide facility owner documentation of the firms' performance issued on that contract. If known documentation exists, so state. ii. Provide accessible owner points of contact: name, title address, telephone number, e-mail, and fax number and provide copies of awards and letters of appreciation/commendation as desired. If the Contracting Officer determines, Past Performance Questionnaire could be issued in the future to firms holding discussions, at time of discussions with selected firms. No Past Performance Questionnaires are required now. No Past Performance Questionnaires are required in this announcement. (5) LOCATION viii. The A/E Firm proximity to the Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Rd., Northport, NY 11768 is an evaluation criteria. ix. This distance is determined according to http://maps.google.com/ x. This factor evaluates the distance the AE firm's design office or offices lies from the location of work. Please provide the address(es) and distance of your closest office to the address listed below. xi. There geographic preference location of firms responding is within one hundred (100) miles of Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Rd., Northport, NY 11768. (6) Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (7) Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (8) Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. A/E SELECTION CRITERIA LIST Project Name: Renovate Roads Project No. 632-15-116 Required Criteria Weighting X Professional qualifications and disciplines of staff proposed for the satisfactory performance of required services. 15% X 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 15% X Capacity to Accomplish the work in the required time 10 % X Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules 15% X 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 10% X Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness 10% X Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services 10% X Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team 15% ` Total 100.0% Further Information: Architect-Engineering Services: The VA seeks to find qualified responsible capable competent Small Business for Architect and Engineering service to provide site survey, drawings, specifications, construction documents, cost estimates, and other items necessary suitable to deliver construction and bid documents for Renovate Roads at VA Medical Center Northport, 79 Middleville Road, Northport NY 11768. The following engineering and architectural services will be required and expected will include site investigations, analysis, design, calculations, cost estimates, preparation of working drawings and specifications, and construction period services. Final drawings and site visits during construction are part of the scope. The company must have the capability to design complete documents for Renovate Roads project; as described herein this project posting. This would include the services of certified and registered professionals. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Medical Center, Northport, NY is seeking Small Business Architect-Engineer firm, NAICS 541310, located within the geographic location of VA Medical Center Northport, NY 11768, and within a one hundred (100) mile radius of Northport, NY 11768 with the radius determined using Google Maps and in compliance with government mapping, to provide professional design services for Renovate Roads at the VAMC Northport NY. This announcement is in accordance with the Brooks Act as implemented in FAR 36.6 and relevant regulations. For this announcement only Small Business Architect-Engineer firms shall respond to this announcement with required information as stated herein this announcement and as outlined below. Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) will be utilized. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PRICING. This action is as per Public Law No. 92-582, Section 902, the Brooks Act, Federal Acquisition Regulation, and Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation. The three (3) or more most highly qualified firms (determined by VA through Contracting Officer) meeting the criteria as stated herein this announcement will be selected for discussions based on demonstrated competence, capability, qualifications and responsibility for the required work. Qualification Statements (SF-330) submitted in response to this announcement will be used to determine the firms the VA will hold discussions with for this project, leading to eventual negotiation to award; please see General Information toward the end of this posting for further informational procedure. Design and renovation work at the facilities is done in accordance with the guidelines of the most current VA Design Requirements and Criteria and VA Federal Specifications Standards Specifications available online at http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/. Firms with MEP services in-house and capability to provide full-service mechanical, architectural, civil, structural, electrical, fire protection, and cost estimating capability are encouraged to submit their SF 330 for consideration. VAMC Northport seeks qualified A/E firms with substantial past experience in roads, utility/infrastructure design at healthcare facilities. Firms may be asked to propose innovative and creative approaches to designing in keeping with current scientific technology and trends as may be applicable to the mission of the VA. PROJECT NO. 632-15-116 Renovate Roads and Parking Lots at VAMC Northport, 79 Middleville Rd., Northport, New York 11768. This Combined Synopsis/Pre-Solicitation/Solicitation is for Architect and Engineer ("A/E") services project to renovate roads and parking at the Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY 11768. A/E shall supply all labor, supervision, and A/E related materials (drawings, specifications, etc.) to design and provide drawings for Renovate Roads at VAMC Northport. Work will include but not be limited to site, architectural, engineering, civil engineering, electrical, plumbing, water, and all utilities and equipment. The A/E shall comply with VA codes and standards including VA Directives and Policies, Design Manuals, Master Construction Specifications, Design Criteria and other Guidance on the VA Technical Information Library (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/), along with U.S. Executive Orders and other applicable regulations. GENERAL: The Contractor will provide personnel, facilities, equipment, transportation, and supplies necessary to provide architect and engineer and technical services to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Northport NY for project titled Renovate Roads at VAMC Northport NY. (a) Place of Performance: Work may be performed at the Contractor's facilities, other Contractors' facilities, off-site testing facilities, or when approved in Government facilities (VA MC Northport NY), in space provided under the terms and conditions as set forth in this contract. (b) Mobilization: The Contractor shall have sufficient personnel, office space, equipment and supplies available to perform the services as described herein and for contract. The Contractor will be afforded a maximum of twelve (12) calendar days to respond to VA request for discussion via VA Contracting Officer and upon notice of award shall complete and submit the required documents to the VA Contracting Officer within twelve (12) calendar days and fifteen (15) working days to mobilize personnel after award under the contract unless otherwise specified by the VA Contracting Officer. (c) Limitation of Services: Services are to be provided as set forth in the contract documents (SF-252, Supplement B to 252, Statement of Work, etc.) and for the period of the project commencing on the date of contract award. In addition, required ability of A/E to produce all plan documents on a AUTOCAD/CADD system fully compatible with most current AUTOCAD/CADD and the ability to provide specifications in CD/DVD formats, with specifications in Microsoft Word, and drawings in DWG formats and PDF formats; in addition during the period of this project, including construction, Dr. Checks may be a tool utilized. Selection criteria shall be in accordance with FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836.602. Potential vendors are bound by the clauses contained in FAR part 4.11 and 4.12 (SAMS, ORCA, etc.). Specialized design and construction administration experience in Healthcare facilities. Required services will include preparation of schematics and design development plans, including all appropriate architectural and engineering disciplines, and a firm estimate of construction cost. The contract will include construction document preparation; construction period services, and site visits. Offerors are encouraged to include in their submission evidence of past performance for relevant projects of similar size and magnitude within the past five (5) years and up to ten (10) years. Professional qualifications and technical competence identifying the available detailed staffing capable of performing the level of work required. Prospective firms must demonstrate the ability to provide all engineering and architectural services necessary to successfully undertake a full spectrum of healthcare facility projects. These disciplines include, but are but not necessarily limited, to: Roadways, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural, Civil, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Energy, Program Management, Building Condition Assessment, Construction Administration, Project Scheduling, and Cost Estimation. Services may be in-house or subcontracted provided that there is evidence of a consistent working relationship on similar projects where subcontracted services are offered and within the allowable percentages of sub-contracting as per regulations (VAAR, FAR, etc.). Prospective firms must present evidence of individuals who possess the appropriate professional credentials including Professional Engineer(s) and Registered Architect(s). Prospective firms must indicate their organizational structure, the lead person responsible for delivery of services, and the proposed management plan for delivery of services in a responsive and efficient manner. The lead person may be a principal of the firm or consortium, but consideration will also be given to firms who demonstrate a greater depth of organization with Program Managers to serve as lead for the VA projects. A certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is not required, however the firm shall have available the ability to retain the services of a certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and are encouraged to have an established working relationship with a sub-contracted Environmental Engineering firm for CIH services. Other Professional Engineers in other disciplines should be identified, but can be in-house or by subcontract or other such arrangement. Level and breadth of experience and employment turnover rate of staff are considered key factors. A/E firm in-house Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is not required. It is useful for the A/E firm to have access to a certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or have a consistent working relationship with a sub-contracted Environmental Engineering firm for CIH services. In the event a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is sought, the VA shall inform the awarded A/E during the course of work and at that time it is the responsibility of the A/E to utilize a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or subcontract to an Environmental Engineering firm and/or other Professional Engineers in other disciplines, in-house or by subcontract or other such arrangement. Firm demonstrated ability to effectively respond to requests for information and service in a timely manner; for teaming arrangements, there must be a clearly defined management plan outlining the approach and responsibilities for assuring quality and timeliness of the contract deliverables; Offerors must identify the office location which will be responsible for the provision of services in a prompt and complete manner. An implemented Quality Plan indicating a management commitment to ensure the highest possible product quality and customer satisfaction. Resources to complete multiple concurrent tasks. The type of design project and services expected to be performed under this potential project includes: (a) Architect and engineering technical support and feasibility studies and analysis in architectural, civil, structural, and electrical disciplines; and (b) guidance and direction in implementation of new and revised codes, regulations and statutes as may be applicable to the mission of the VA; (c) other required services may be needed to address (1) Sustainable design services encouraged to include LEEDTM or Green GlobesTM certification; (2) preparation of storm water management plans and permit applications in accordance with New York Department of Environment regulations; (3) addressing protection, life safety, air quality, energy conservation, water conservation and/or hazardous material abatement; (d) provide construction period service such as submittal reviews and answering RFI and conducting site visits and final inspections. Small Business A/E firm office location and address must be in the general geographical area of the project, being Northport, NY 11768, as per FAR 36.602-1, FAR 36.603, VAAR 805.207, and SF 330 shall classify each firm with respect to location, specialized experience, professional capabilities, and capacity with respect to project information that can be undertaken, and computer assisted design ability and experience. A/E firm must be within a one hundred (100) mile radius of Northport, NY 11768 with the radius determined using Google Maps and government mapping. Firms must include required items and are encouraged to include the following items in Section H, Block 30 of the SF 330: (1) a summary of qualifications in narrative discussion addressing each of the above selection evaluation criteria, (2) an organization chart of the proposed team showing the names and roles of all key personnel listed in Section E with the associated firm as listed in Section C, (3) your DUNS, CAGE, and TIN numbers, and (4) evidence that your firm is permitted by law to practice the professions of architecture or engineering, i.e., State registration number. Project deliverable text packages shall be prepared in VA federal spec format, in Microsoft Word compatible software. Drawings shall be prepared as per VA Design CAD Standards and are to be delivered in AutoCAD 2007 or later. A/E must be able to meet all requirements as stated in the Project Supplement B to SF 252. NOTE: Please see attachments. Documentation of technical expertise must be presented in sufficient detail for the Government to determine that your company possesses the necessary functional area expertise and experience to compete for this acquisition. Responses to this notice shall include the following: (a) company name (b) address (c) point of contact (d) phone, fax, and email (e) DUNS number (f) Cage Code (g) Tax ID Number (h) Type of small business, and (i) must provide a capability statement that addresses the organizations qualifications and ability to perform as a contractor for the work described. Work will include but not be limited to all A/E work associated with site, architectural, fire protection, structural, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, utilities, and equipment. The Project will comply with VA adopted codes and standards including VA Directives, Design Manuals, Master Construction Specifications, Design Criteria and other Guidance on the Technical Information Library; http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/). On June 1, 2007, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs adopted a "Sustainable Design and Energy Reduction" policy (see http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/sustain.asp) requiring all new stand alone construction and major renovation projects to be designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver Certification and encouraging, but not requiring, these projects to pursue formal LEED Certification. For this project it is not expected to be a major renovation project. The A/E firm is encouraged to provide the VA with valid proof of minimum LEED Silver Certification and encourages services of a commissioning agent in compliance with the VA Whole Building Commissioning Manual, the requirements of LEED New Construction Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite 1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems, and the requirements of LEED New Construction Energy and Atmosphere Credit 3: Enhanced Commissioning, etc. A/Es responding to or requesting to be added to or being an interested party to a prospective bidders list here is not a request to be added to the future solicitation(s). There is no project site visit. ARCHITECT-ENGINEERING FIRM THAT IS SMALL BUSINESS, WHICH MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS DESCRIBED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, IS INVITED TO RESPOND TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND SUBMIT BY EMAIL AND PAPER SUBMISSION, THE FOLLOWING TO JOSEPH ERCOLE, VA CONTRACTING OFFICER: REQUIREMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE RESPONSE DATE AND TIME OF AUGUST 13, 2015 11:59 PM ET: 1. SF-330 (6/2004 VERSION): Must submit Standard Form (SF) 330, five (5) signed paper copies (can be signed copies) AND one (1) disk CD electronic copy or instead of disk CD email electronically to joseph.ercole@va.gov; electronic disk CD acceptable in PDF format OR MS Word. SF330 must be the form version dated June 2004 ("6/2004") at bottom of form. FIVE (5) COMPLETE SF-330 (form date 6/2004). BLANK FORM SF-330 IS ATTACHED OR AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE OR CAN BE FOUND AT WEBSITE: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/search;jsessionid=5FFC78D947B1D47642720006A84482C5.thirteen?q=sf330&btnG=Google+Search&access=p&client=ASTO_PROD_FRONT_END&output=xml_no_dtd&proxystylesheet=ASTO_PROD_FRONT_END&entqr=3&oe=UTF-8&ud=1&site=ASTO_PROD_COLLECTION&getfields=description&filter=0#=30&x=26&y=11 Five (5) paper SF330 must be sent no later than August 13, 2015 11:59 PM ET to: Joseph Ercole, Contracting Officer VA Medical Center Northport 79 Middleville Rd, Bldg. 10, Rm. 138 Northport, NY 11768 Also include CD in mailing or if not sending CD then email an electronic submission via email to: joseph.ercole@va.gov. The five (5) paper submission of SF-330 and CD (if not delivering 1 CD then email SF330, but Five (5) paper copies are required) must be submitted by August 13, 2015 11:59 PM ET by delivery service (U.S. Mail, FedEx, UPS, etc.) or Hand Deliver, only envelope/box delivery will be accepted. 2. All Small Business responders to this Combined Synopsis/Pre-solicitation/Solicitation, must ensure existence of or update their System for Award Management (SAMS) at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/#1 and Via SAMS, Online Representations and Certifications Application and shall be registered in VetBiz at http://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ 3. Joint Ventures (JV), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Limited Partnerships (LTD) shall submit the following additional documentation regarding their business entities: a. A copy of the JV, LLC or LTD agreement. b. A detailed statement outlining the following in terms of percentages where appropriate: (1) The relationship of the team/partners/parties in terms of business ownership, capital contribution, profit distribution or loss sharing. (2) The management approach in terms of who will conduct, direct, supervise, and control. (3) The structure and decision-making responsibilities of the partners/parties in terms of who will control the manner and method of performance of work. (4) Identify (by name and title) the personnel having the authority to legally bind the partners/parties (including authority to execute the contract documents). c. A list of partners/parties, to include company name, DUNS and CAGE numbers, address, point of contact, Email address, phone number and facsimile number. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: All submissions must in English. The printed format for all submissions shall be in an 8-1/2" x 11" paper format, typed with a minimum 10-point font size, and one-sided or two-side. Volume I shall be limited to three hundred fifty (350) pages including photographs and/or drawings. All pages exceeding the 350-page limitation for Volume I will not be considered. Double-sided pages will be counted as two pages. Any other information submitted such as company brochures, leaflets, etc., are not required. Page numbers must be shown on each page in Volume I with the exception of Title Sheets, Table of Contents, Organization Chart, and Tabs. Any information/pictures contained on the tabbed sheets will not be considered for evaluation. Volume II is not subject to a page limitation and does not need to be numbered. Except for the Organization Chart, sheets larger than 8-1/2" X 11" including fold-out sheets will not be accepted. All submission responses must be on paper or cardstock or cardboard, etc., no greater than 8 ½ inches by 11 inches. The Contracting Officer's address is for all deliveries, including US Mail, courier service and/or personal delivery services. Late responses will be handled in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The delivery address is to a government facility, therefore, strict security measures are in force. Electronic (e-mail, facsimile, etc.) submissions are authorized and will be accepted up to the deadline. Notifications from the VA to offerors will be sent via email; therefore, please include an email address in Block 8 of the SF 330. Following this announcement eventual contractor award is subject to the availability of funds and it is anticipated that A/E interviews and discussions will take place after August 17, 2015. The A/E will need to be/become familiar with VA Northport facility design and AUTOCAD/CADD Standards, VA Specifications (see VA Technical Library referenced herein), as well as other government codes that may be required. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541310. All contractors are advised that registration in the System for Award Management (SAMS) Database is required prior to award of a contract; see above. Failure to register in the SAMS Database shall render your firm ineligible for award. For more information, check the SAMS Website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/#1 The size standard for North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541310 and the size standard for a firm to be considered a small business is $7.5 Million Dollars average annual receipts (in sales) for preceding three (3) years. IF QUESTIONS CONCERNING THIS PROJECT AND/OR THIS COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION, MUST E-MAIL NO LATER THAN JULY 31, 2015 TO THE ATTENTION OF JOSEPH ERCOLE AT: joseph.ercole@va.gov Questions after July 31, 2015 will not be responded to nor accepted. No response will be provided to telephone inquiries. THIS COMBINED SYNOPSIS/PRE-SOLICITATION/SOLICITATION IS POSTED WITH A DEADLINE DUE DATE FOR RESPONSES BEING AUGUST 13, 2015 11:59 PM ET. A/E firms, which are Small Business, that meet the requirements listed in this announcement, are invited to respond to this announcement and please submit above requirements to Joseph Ercole, Contracting Officer, VA Medical Center Northport, 79 Middleville Rd, Bldg. 10, Rm. 138, Northport, NY 11768, by delivery service (U.S. Mail, FedEx, UPS, etc.) or Hand Deliver, only envelope delivery will be accepted. DISCLAIMER: This Combined Synopsis/Pre-solicitation/Solicitation is issued solely for receipt of A/E submission (SF-330, etc.) and does not constitute a request for proposal nor pricing. All information received in response to this announcement that is marked as proprietary will be handled accordingly. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. In addition, all aspects of this potential project are in accordance with FAR 36. All responsible sources that are Small Business may submit the required SF-330, that shall be considered by the agency, and response to this announcement is due on August 13, 2015 11:59 PM, and no other notification of identical nature nor of this Combined Synopsis/Pre-solicitation/Solicitation notice will be made elsewhere under consideration for this potential project. Thank you! NOTE: Companies/organizations responding to or requesting to be added to or being an interested party to a prospective bidders list here is not a request to be added to the future announcements. Responses to this announcement will be evaluated. After this announcement deadline date, a short list of three (3) or more of the most highly qualified firms may be chosen for interviews to present their approach to the project, design, and work, in order to arrive at selection of the firm in which to enter into negotiations. It is the Contracting Officer discretion to hold or not hold in person interview(s) and the project evaluation board shall evaluate the firms in accordance with terms mentioned herein and in FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836 and may hold discussions with at least three of the most highly qualified firms regarding concepts and the relative utility of alternative methods of furnishing the required services. All potential offerors are advised to check Federal Business Opportunities website, https://www.fbo.gov/, for this project information and future announcements. 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. See attached document: Supplement B to SF 252 7 Attachments total: Attachments 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. ---------------------- END ----------------------------

C--Nationwide AE Services in support of the Dept. of Homeland Security and limited Nationwide for USACE SWD

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published August 21, 2015  -  Deadline September 25, 2014
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: a. General. This nation-wide A-E Services contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law [P.L.] - 92-582) and implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. This announcement is for unrestricted firms. The contract is anticipated to be awarded on or about April 2015. Solicitation period at minimum will be 30 calendar days from the posting date. It is anticipated that three contracts will be awarded from this announcement with a $48,000,000 total capacity for each contract and will have a 1-year base period and four 1-year option periods. A Minimum Guarantee amount of $2,500 will apply to the Base Period only. The contract awarded under this announcement will be administered by the Fort Worth District and the Fort Worth District may elect to transfer capacity to other USACE Districts in support of the Department of Homeland Security, as well as military, civil works, and Interagency and International Support (IIS) Customers. North American Industrial Classification System code is 541330, which has standard size of $15 Million Projects are anticipated to be Nationwide, in support of the Department of Homeland Security and the Fort Worth District, Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, Task Orders under the resultant IDC may be awarded for projects anywhere in the U.S. or its territories or possessions. b. Contract Award Procedure: To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database. For instruction on registering with the SAM, please see the SAM Web site at https://www.sam.gov/. NO STATE-LEVEL certifications shall be accepted. The Service Contract Act will apply to this acquisition. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. c. Nature of Work: The services necessary for each requirement will be negotiated and awarded as individual Task Orders. The A-E shall furnish all services, materials, supplies, and supervision required to fully complete each Task Order. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: A-E Services are expected for but not limited to facilities and infrastructure engineering, design and construction projects for the agencies under Department of Homeland Security (e.g. Border Patrol Stations, Highway Checkpoints, Detention facilities, administration facilities, Vehicle Maintenance Facilities, Drug Seizure Vault, Communication towers, Forward Operating Bases, roads and lighting, border fence and gates, hangers). A-E Services are expected for primarily engineering and design services to include but not be limited to any or all of the following related services: Program and Project Management; Development of Request for Proposal (RFP) packages; multi-disciplined design support and consultant services; scoping, design, drafting, and planning services for new construction and/or renovation, demolition and alterations of existing facilities; construction programming; construction cost estimating; topographic or boundary surveys; on site construction oversight; various engineering studies and site investigations; facility condition assessments using the BUILDER Sustainment Management System; ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits; value engineering services; subsurface geotechnical investigation and testing. Environmental studies/surveys and abatement design may also be required. Services also may include, but not be limited to any or all of the following: research analysis; pre-design site-assessment; feasibility and concept studies; interior design; space planning and programming; development of design concepts/standards; value engineering; life cycle cost analysis; and post award shop drawing review. Additional services include but not limited to: construction inspection; preparation of record drawings; soils engineering; preparation of operational maintenance manuals; environmental studies; National Historic Preservation Act analysis and documentation; historic and cultural resource studies - site identification surveys; design review; seismic analysis; design construction cost reconciliation; environmental testing; site evaluation; remediation design; state regulator or EPA compliance for hazardous materials such as petroleum products, automotive chemicals, asbestos, lead, and radon; design security and communications systems; designing fire protection and life safety systems; and other technical services related to project requirements as specified in individual contract Task Orders. Other Studies and Related Services: The A-E shall have knowledge and experience of spatial concepts and state-of-the art Geographic Information System (GIS) and the performance of complex spatial data management and analyses. A-E must be capable of the acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, manipulation, dissemination, display and management of geospatial data using a desktop based platform; developing, managing, and manipulating digital data bases; developing and executing customized software applications; developing and executing computer modeling/simulations depicting end-state conditions; preparing maps and graphics; CADD conversion; CADD/GIS interoperability; developing, implementing and maintaining enterprise GIS systems; designing, implementing, and maintaining web pages and portals meeting DoD regulations; Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata standards compliance; SDSFIE (Spatial Data Standard) and AEC (Architectural Engineering CADD Standard) compliance; and on-site geospatial management. Other services included such things as planning services, site selection services, relocation services, document processing, testing services, professional experts at hearings, and photographs. Design considerations may include landscaping, architectural hardware, architectural evaluations, electronic and communications systems, force protection, environmental or EPA regulatory considerations including storm water pollution prevention plans and Section 404 Permit considerations. NEPA compliance includes but not be limited to preparing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Project deliverables may include engineering studies, environmental surveys (wetlands/waters of the U.S., asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.),soil borings/samples for testing, boring logs, CADD produced plans specifications prepared utilizing Specsintact software (government furnished software) using Unified Facilities Guide Specifications, construction cost estimates prepared utilizing MII (government furnished software)(MII cost estimating software will be provided by the Government with data base information purchased by the A-E), and design analysis. All work must be done by or under the direct supervision of licensed professional engineers or registered architects. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion), Criteria: (a)-(d) are primary criteria; item (e) is the secondary criteria and will only be used as tie-breakers among technically equal firms. (a) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence (Ensure that all special experience requirements are reflected on appropriate personnel resumes at Section E, Part I, SF 330). The contractor must demonstrate expertise in the following: (i) Recent experience (within the past 5 years) and performing work on a wide variety of sites located within the United States, its territories and possessions in a manner that complies with Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations. Demonstrate a minimum of three (3) examples within the past 5 years showing specialized experience and technical competence in the design of Government facilities with over One Million dollars ($1,000,000) construction costs. (ii) Demonstrate the capability to design projects incorporating the latest DoD Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism criteria (including any additional service requirements by the Department of Homeland Security), IBC and UFC codes, and LEED certification criteria. (iii) Demonstrate experience completing facility condition assessments using the BUILDER Sustainment Management System and ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits. (iv) Demonstrate specialized experience in the design of Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol facilities or comparable non-government facilities. Specialized experience in the design of Government and DOD facilities will also be considered. (v) Firms must demonstrate experience in evaluating contractor's submittals and performing construction surveillance. (vi) Firms must demonstrate experience in design and survey for abatement of asbestos, lead-based paint, and the handling/disposal of other toxic and regulated substances. A HTRW survey team member must have demonstrated experience in use of a suitable X-ray fluorescence device during on-site surveys for lead-based paint and have access to same. (vii) Firms must demonstrate success in prescribing the use of recovered materials, achieving waste reduction, pollution prevention, energy efficiency and conservation in facility design. (viii) Firms must demonstrate the ability to prepare construction cost estimates using the program MII, latest version. (ix) Firms must demonstrate prior experience in use of Government-furnished Specsintact software in preparing project specifications. (x) Firms must demonstrate the ability to submit drawings in AutoCAD, Revit and Bently Microstation utilizing current versions. (xi) Firms must demonstrate the following expertise: a) using ArcGIS and/or Web services and associated extensions; b) building and maintaining multiuser geo-database in SQL and/or Oracle; c) executing ArcGIS Server Enterprise for Oracle and SQL server; d) developing and implementing geoprocessing scripts using Python, Java, VB, Secure Socket Layer, VB.NET, C#(2005), Visual Basic, and AML; e) developing, implementing, and maintaining web-pages and web portals; f) CADD conversion and CADD/GIS interoperatability; g) operating map survey-grade GPS unit; h) the ability to provide on-site GIS support; i) Building information modeling (BIM). (b) Professional Qualifications: This Indefinite Delivery Contract will require the A-E Contractor to demonstrate that all expertise requirements are reflected on key personnel resumes in section E, Part I, SF330. None of the required personnel can be dual disciplined (except that the Life Safety Specialist can be one of the required registered Architects if qualified) and the Certified Energy Manager can be one of the Mechanical or Electrical Engineers, i.e. a separate employee must be on the Design Team except as noted for each stated requirement above to meet the personnel required. Ensure that resumes are provided for each of the required Architects, Engineers, and other personnel specifically required. Evaluation of each discipline will consider education, registration, relevant project experience within the last five years, and longevity with the firm. Resumes for the survey crew and testing lab are not required. Resumes for the asbestos/lead-based paint survey personnel are required. Repeat Resume Page as needed to provide all required resumes. Following is a list of the key personnel, minimum requirements and the minimum number required under the acquisition: (i) Two Project Managers; minimum of five years of experience on DoD projects and PMP Certification is highly desired; (ii) Three Registered Architects, one Registered Landscape Architect, one Registered Interior Designer, Three licensed Electrical Engineers, Three licensed Mechanical Engineers, One licensed Geotech Engineer, One AEE Certified Energy Manager, Three licensed Civil Engineers, Two Environmental Engineers, Two licensed Structural Engineers - with degree from an accredited university engineering program (ABET, NAAB), plus a minimum of 5 years work experience in their field of expertise for all position listed in this paragraph; (iii) One GIS Analyst, One Geographic Data Processor, One Database Manager, One Web Programmer, One Web Administrator, One System Administrator, One Application Programmer - minimum of five years of experience in related field and certification is highly desired for all positions listed in this paragraph; (iv) One Qualified Fire Protection Engineer (A qualified fire protection engineer is defined as an individual meeting one of the following conditions: 1) An engineer having a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited university engineering program, plus a minimum of 5 years work experience in fire protection engineering; 2) A licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) who has passed the fire protection engineering written examination administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveys (NCEES); or 3) A registered professional P.E. in a related engineering discipline with a minimum of 5 years experience, dedicated to fire protection engineering that can be verified with documentation), (v) One Life Safety Specialist, Two certified environmental survey personnel (asbestos, lead-based paint, soil, etc.) - minimum of five years of experience in the field of expertise for all position listed in this paragraph; (vi) One certified Value Engineer, One experienced MII Cost Engineers, One Professional Land Surveyor and survey crew, a geologist or soils engineer; minimum of five years of experience in related field of expertise for all positions listed in this paragraph except the survey crew. (c) Past Performance: Past performance on DoD contracts with respect to compliance with contract and task order terms, quality of work, adherence to schedules, cost control, communication, and issue resolution as determined by ACASS and other sources. (d) Capacity: Firms must demonstrate adequate team capacity to perform three task orders concurrently, at three separate locations, not within the same state; firm's capacity is an important consideration because of the potential for unforeseen schedule changes. The following item (e) is the secondary criteria: (e)Volume of DoD contract awards: In Section H, Part I, SF 330, firms must show their past 12 months DoD contract awards stated in dollars (see details in a subsequent paragraph). Include awards to all branch offices. In your calculation, do not consider awards to overseas offices for projects outside the United States, its territories, and possessions. Do not consider awards to a subsidiary if the subsidiary is not normally subject to management decisions, bookkeeping, and policies of a holding or parent company. (f) SB and SDB Participation: Firms must show the extent of participation of SB, SDB, WOSB, Service Disabled VOSB, HubZone SB, and HBCU/MI in the proposed contract team, measured as a percentage of the estimated effort; the greater the participation, the greater the consideration. Ensure that claimed SDB firms meet the criteria set forth earlier in this announcement. 4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: In an effort to reduce paperwork and cost, ALL SF 330s shall be submitted electronically via the AMRDEC SAFE website at: https://safe.amrdec.army.mil At the AMRDEC SAFE website, select the link: For users without a CAC OR if your computer is not configured to read your CAC. Using this option will allow you to access the SAFE as a guest. When completing the information for transmittal at the AMRDEC SAFE website, notification should be submitted to Contract Specialist, Julianne Bowersock, email address: Julianne.L.Bowersock@usace.army.mil (a) Interested firms (single firms or joint ventures) having the capabilities to perform this work must submit an SF 330 (6/2004 Edition), to the site stated above not later than 2:00 P.M. (Central Time) on the response date indicated above. If the response date is a Saturday, Sunday or Federal Holiday, the deadline is 2:00 P.M. the next business day. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Submission by telephonic facsimile will not be accepted. Personal visits to discuss this announcement will not be allowed; (b) Submit a compiled SF 330, Part I from the Prime, completed in accordance with the SF 330 instructions and additional instructions herein. It must contain information in sufficient detail to identify the team (prime, other offices of the prime firm and sub-consultants) proposed for the contract. Do not include company literature with the SF 330; (c) Use no smaller than 10 font type using Standard English. Front and back side use of a single page will count as two (2) pages. Pages in excess of the maximums listed will not be used in evaluation of the selection criteria. Submit all pages of the submittal as a one complete file (multiple files will not be accepted). SF330, Part I, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: (a) In Section C, identify the discipline/service to be supplied by each consultant; (b) In Section D, include a Team Project Organization Chart to indicate how each firm on the proposed team (prime and each sub-contractor is identified in Section C) integrates into the composite team; (c) In Section E, provide brief resumes of the on-staff or sub-consultant employees you intend to use to perform the work. Only include one role in block 13 except that the Life Safety Specialist may have a dual role. (See para. 3(b). Resumes must be submitted for each employee required to meet the minimums stated above in paragraph 3(b); (d) In Section F, a maximum of 10 projects including the prime and subconsultants will be reviewed. Use no more than one page per project; (e) In Section G, Block 26, include the firm and location the person is associated with. The names of all individuals included in the resumes in Section E shall be listed in Block G-26 along with their firm location and their roles even if example project experience in Block G-28 is not applicable; (f) In Section H, provide a narrative to address each of the requirements, including subparagraphs, of items listed in Section 3, Selection Criteria, of this synopsis. When addressing team capabilities; clarify planned capability, existing capability, and prior experiences, if any. Include any other relevant information including a short discussion of why the firm is especially qualified based upon the specific selection criteria listed in Section 3 herein. Under paragraph 3(e) above, provide an itemized summary of DoD contract awards to include Agency, Contract Number/Task Order No., and Project Title and amount. (Note: award of Indefinite Delivery Contracts should not be counted as award amounts; only actual Task Orders.) Generally, provide a brief presentation of internal controls and procedures that demonstrate the firms overall Design Quality Management Plan (DQMP) which provides sufficient information about this plan that clearly explains the ability of the firm to control costs, schedule and quality of work to be submitted to the Government. (A project-specific detailed quality control plan must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission). Indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team. Do not exceed 20 pages for Block H. SF330, PART II, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS (a) Responding firms must submit a copy of a current and accurate SF 330, Part II for the specific prime, other offices of the prime, joint ventures (JVs) and subcontractor offices proposed to perform the work even if one is already on file. All Part IIs MUST be signed (signed within the past 12 months) and dated either by an original handwritten signature or a cut and pasted facsimile of an original signature. Indicate in Block 5b of each Part II if the firm is a Small Business, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Woman-Owned Small Business. (b) In Block No. 4, Part II, provide the Data Universal Numbering system (DUNS) number issued by Dun and Bradstreet Information System (1-866- 705-5711) for the prime A-E or Joint Venture. The DUNS number must be for the firm or joint venture performing the work (i.e., not the parent company DUNS number, but a DUNS number specifically for the office performing the work. Each branch office and/or joint venture must have their own DUNS number); and (c) Solicitation packages are not provided for A-E contracts and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Points of Contact: Contracting - Ms. Julianne Bowersock OFFERORS QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS (a) Technical inquiries and questions relating to proposal procedures or bonds are to be submitted via Bidder Inquiry in ProjNet at http://www.projnet.org/projnet. (b) To submit and review bid inquiry items, bidders will need to be a current registered user or self-register into the system. To self-register go to web page, click BID tab select Bidder Inquiry, select agency USACE, enter Key for this solicitation listed below, and your e-mail address, click login. Fill in all required information and click create user. Verify that information on next screen is correct and click to continue. (c) From this page you may view all bidder inquiries or add inquiry. Only one question will be allowed per inquiry. If multiple questions are included in a single inquiry, only the first question will be answered. All others will remain unanswered until entered in as single inquiries. (d) Bidders will receive an acknowledgement of their question via email, followed by an answer to their question after it has been processed by our technical team. (e) The Solicitation Number is: W9126G-14-R-0089 (f) The Bidder Inquiry Key is: RKR7US-44I8DC (g) The Bidder Inquiry System will be closed to new inquiries seven (7) calendar days prior to proposal submission in order to ensure adequate time is allotted to form an appropriate response and amend the solicitation, if necessary. If the System is not closed in a timely manner, an inquiry posted within seven calendar days of the receipt of proposals will still be regarded as untimely and will not be afforded a substantive response. (h) Offerors are requested to review the specification in its entirety, review the Bidder Inquiry System for answers to questions prior to submission of a new inquiry. (i) The bidder call center operates weekdays from 8am to 5pm U.S. Central Time Zone (Chicago). The telephone number for the Call Center is 1-800-428- HELP (1-800-428-4357). (j) Offers will NOT be publicly opened. Information concerning the status of the evaluation and/or award will NOT be available after receipt of proposals. This is not a request for proposal. Phone calls to discuss the solicitation are discouraged unless absolutely necessary. Personal visits for the purpose of discussing this solicitation are not allowed. To verify your proposal has been delivered you may e-mail julianne.l.bowersock@usace.army.mil. Contracting Office Address: USACE District, Fort Worth, PO Box 17300/819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300 Point of Contact(s): Robin Prince, 817-886-1045

Obstetrical Physician Services

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published August 25, 2015  -  Deadline September 9, 2015
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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; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This procurement is being conducted under Simplified Acquisition procedures pursuant to the authority of FAR Subpart 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items (41 USC 3305, 3306, and Chapter 37); FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items (41 USC 1906 and 1907); and FAR 37.4 - Nonpersonal Health Care Services (41 U.S.C. Chapter 33), in which the contractor is an independent contractor. The Billings Area Indian Health Service (IHS) intends to award a Firm Fixed Price Commercial Item contract in response to Request for Quotation (RFQ) 10-15-042-RDJ. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. This solicitation is restricted to 100% Small Business concerns. The associated North American Industry Classification System code is 621111 with a small business size standard of $11.0 million. Quotations should be prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (APR 2014); PRICE SCHEDULE - OBSTETRIC PHYSICIAN SERVICES (Specialty Clinic): Provide one half day clinic per week at the Fort Washakie Health Center, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Proposals must be inclusive of transportation, meals, per diem and lodging. BASE YEAR: 52 clinics per year @$_____________ = $________________________ OPTION YEAR ONE: 52 clinics per year @$_____________ = $___________________________ OPTION YEAR TWO: 52 clinics per year @$_____________ = $___________________________ OPTION YEAR THREE: 52 clinics per year @$_____________ = $___________________________ OPTION YEAR FOUR: 52 clinics per year @$_____________ = $___________________________ GRAND TOTAL: $________________________ PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016, with four 12-month options. PURPOSE OF THE CONTRACT: The purpose of this acquisition is to contract for Obstetrical Services at the Wind River Service Unit, PHS Indian Health Center, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. WORK SCHEDULE: The contractor shall visit the Fort Washakie Health Center, Fort Washakie, Wyoming, one day every week between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 noon. HOLIDAYS: Federal holidays are observed under this contract. Holidays falling on a weekend will be observed the next or preceding day. NON-PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACT: This procurement is a nonpersonal health care service contract, as defined in FAR 37.101, under which the Contractor is an independent contractor. The Government may evaluate the quality of professional and administrative services provided, but retains no control over the medical and professional aspects of services rendered (e.g., professional judgments, diagnosis for specific medical treatment). The Contractor shall indemnify the Government for any liability producing acts or omissions by the Contractor, its employees and agents occurring during contract performance. The Contractor shall maintain medical liability insurance, which is not less than the amount normally prevailing within the local community for the medical specialty concerned. The Contractor is required to ensure that its subcontracts for provisions of health care services contain the requirements of the clause at 52.237-7, including the maintenance of medical liability insurance. STATEMENT OF WORK (MAJOR DUTIES): The contractor shall provide on-site services for an Obstetrics clinic to outpatients scheduled by the Government physicians / providers at the Wind River Service Unit. The contractor shall visit the Fort Washakie Health Center, Fort Washakie, Wyoming, one (1) day every week between the hours of 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. During each clinic the contractor will see up to 24 patients scheduled by the staff of the Fort Washakie Health Center or Arapahoe Health Center. The contractor shall take a history and perform an appropriate examination. The findings shall be correlated with the laboratory and x-ray findings. The contractor shall make a verbal report to a Government physician and shall further make a written consultation in the patients Electronic Health Record (EHR). The written consultation shall include the findings, impression, and recommendation about patient management. Records patient-provider transactions in the problem oriented medical record format and completes required data collection instruments, referrals, third party billing, and medical records as required. Refers patients and their families to Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) (formally Contract Health Services) personnel, as appropriate, for their continued care and follow-up. Contractor will be required to use the RPMS (Resources and Patient Management System), Electronic Health Record to document the patient's problem (IPL), patient progress notes, patient orders (lab, x-ray, and pharmacy), appropriate PRC referrals and encounter coding. The contractor will be required to process all EHR notification in a timely manner. The contractor will be required to take HIPAA and EHR training with the Clinical Application Coordinator within a few days after receiving their award letter and renew annually. This training will be scheduled during specialty clinic hours. All documentation in the EHR must be completed in a time manner per IHS policy. The Government will provide space, nursing assistance, laboratory services, x-ray services, and pharmacy services. Any rescheduling of clinic days or times shall involve consultation with the contractor by the Government, but shall be at the convenience of the government. Notification of change must be give at least two (2) weeks prior to the date of change. The contractor shall be available for consultation by telephone and shall give recommendations to the government physicians about management of patients seen between clinics, at no charge to the government. Physician fees for inpatients or outpatient office visits at another facility will be paid at Medicare rate or lower. The contractor shall accept transfer for patients to his/her care at his/her private office or at a local contract hospital by formal written referral from a Government Physician. In the event that an emergency admission of an eligible person occurs in a local contract hospital, the Contractor is responsible for the care of the patient, the preferred procedure is telephone notification and request for the authorization by an IHS physician. Such a request may be made after the admission by calling the IHS physician on call or the Chief Executive Officer. Informs appropriate personnel of Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) (formally Contract Health Service (CHS)) admissions as it pertains to emergency medical services. In such an emergency admission, failure to notify the Wind River Service Unit within 72 (seventy-two) hours removes the obligation of the Indian Health Service to participate in the responsibility for payment. While the primary responsibility for notification is with the patient or patient's family, notification by the contractor or the hospital may often avert difficulties. Referral from one hospital to another requires the prior approval by PRC. Initial oral permission is followed by written authorization by the IHS physician. Laboratory and other diagnostic tests including x-ray examination shall be made in one of the Indian Health Service Centers whenever possible. The contractor will order these tests elsewhere when they are not available at the Indian Health Center or when the Patient is an inpatient at another facility under the care of the contractor. Authorization shall be obtained from PRC before tests are scheduled. It shall be required that the Contractor's private office and hospital the Contractor utilizes for inpatient procedures be no farther than sixty (60) minutes driving time from Fort Washakie, Wyoming under normal driving conditions at posted speed limits in a private vehicle. The contractor shall abide by all the rules and regulations that govern DHHS/IHS rules and regulation including the Privacy Act, HIPAA, and Information Systems Awareness. The Contractor shall prepare and complete all medical and other required reporting documents as required by IHS procedural guidelines and policies. The Contractor shall comply with all IHS facility infection control and safety procedures, practices and standards. The Contractor must maintain and demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to hospital and departmental safety regulations. The Contractor shall comply with the following requirements: infection control, hazardous materials, safety, security, emergency preparedness, life safety, medical equipment and utilities in accordance with established management plans. They are responsible for general medical care for women, but also provide care related to pregnancy and the reproductive system. Like general practitioners, OB/GYN's are concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of general health problems, but they focus on ailments specific to the female anatomy, such as breast and cervical cancer, urinary tract and pelvic disorders, and hormonal disorders. OB/GYN's also specialize in childbirth, treating and counseling women throughout their pregnancy, from giving prenatal diagnoses to delivery and postpartum care. OB/GYN's track the health of, and treat, both mother and fetus as the pregnancy progresses. Working conditions are usually pleasant with the work environment being indoors in well lighted exam rooms and hospitals. This typically can result in being awakened at all hours of the night and/or being asked to come in at irregular times to evaluate a patient. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Doctor of Medicine Degree or Doctor of Osteopathy from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy is required. Expert knowledge of the Obstetric/Gynecology medical specialty completing an accredited program of Obstetrics and Gynecology, leading to board certification by an approved American OB/GYN Specialty board. License to practice medicine in the United States is required. Comprehensive knowledgeable of Indian Health Service - Service Unit medical staff/governing body by-laws, rules and regulations and compliance with requirements of credentialing/privileging status as an active member of the medical staff. Skill in-tact and diplomacy while working in stressful situations. Skill in working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and different cultures. GUIDELINES: Guidelines available include Department of Health and Human Service, Public Health Service, Billings Area, Service Unit and Medical Staff regulations, policies, procedures and by-laws. In addition, traditional and currently accepted medical practices are available in the form of specialty consultation, medical journals, and textbooks. In nearly all cases, however, the physicians' judgment is the key factor in determining whether guidelines are to be adhered to or deviated from, or whether new guides need to be developed to protect the interests of the patient. COMPLEXITY: The work consists of a broad general practice of medicine, involving diagnosis and treatment of inpatients and outpatients with an extremely wide variety of physical and emotional health problems and includes the broad functions of medicine: education, prevention, cure and rehabilitation, in addition to the practice within the specialty. Assignments are characterized by breadth and intensity of effort and generally involve the simultaneous application of multiple distinct skills, knowledge's and abilities in the care of one or more patients. The work is often difficult and further complicated by the fear and skepticism of patients, undefined or ill-defined problems presented in advance stages, and conflicting health data. The work requires continued efforts to establish health promotion - disease prevention programs to resolve chronic, community wide medical problems. The physician serves as a consultant on the most difficult cases in the specialty, and performs the most advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures without professional direction. Recognizes rare and difficult - to - identify symptoms or signs, and responsibility for developing a full treatment regimen involving knowledge of new techniques or the use of prolonged or complicated procedures or advanced delicate skills. Cases are often critical and require immediate decisions or are complicated because patients fail to respond to previously tried treatment regimens. Considerable weight is given to the medical officer's recommendations in their technical specialties, by their supervisor and colleagues. SCOPE AND EFFECT: The work of this position affects the health and well-being of individuals on an immediate basis and impacts the health status of the community on a broad basis. PERSONAL CONTACTS: Personal contacts are with patients, patient's family, visitors, other staff physicians, nurses, and ancillary service personnel as well as physicians and nurses from the private sector. May also have contact with representatives of federal, state and tribal health organizations as well as hospital administrators from the private sector. These contacts are made with individuals and occasionally groups in moderately unstructured settings. PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: The purpose of contacts are to exchange health information, resolve problems, educating, influencing, and motivating individuals and groups to understand and accept recommended medical information, diagnosis, treatment, and therapies. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requires moderate physical exertion and stamina, extensive walking, standing, bending, and similar activities. May be required to move or lift patients from time to time. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Working conditions are usually pleasant with the work performed in a clinical setting in well lighted exam rooms. Occasionally, the physician may be subject to adverse weather and hostile patients and/or their families. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY: The IHS shall provide all necessary equipment and supplies. The Service Unit will be responsible for getting the Contractor access and clearance to all computer services necessary to carry out his/her duties. COMPUTER SECURITY: Pursuant to the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), the contractor will be required to complete a course in Computer Security Awareness Training (CSAT). This training must be completed annually by all employees including contractors, volunteers, students, and summer externs. The Contractor will be required to comply with the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201, "Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors," and the associated Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementation guidance for personal identity verification for all affected contractor and subcontractor personnel. Access/clearance to all pertinent computer systems, including completing the Rules of Behavior form, Security training; and if necessary, a Business Partner Interconnection Security Agreement (BPISA), should be coordinated with the Service Unit. CONTRACTING OFFICER AUTHORITY: Authority to negotiate changes in the terms, conditions or amounts cited in this contract is reserved for the Contracting Officer. CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE (COR): The COR shall be responsible for: (1) Monitoring the Contractors technical progress, including surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending technical changes; (2) Interpreting the Statement of Work; (3) Technical evaluation as required; (4) Technical inspections and acceptance; and (5) Assisting the Contractor in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance of this contract. The primary agent/official responsible for monitoring this procurement in a project officer capacity and who will be verifying that all services have been received and delivered will be JoLynn Davis, R.N., D.O.N., Clinical Nursing, Wind River Service Unit. INVOICE SUBMISSION AND PAYMENT: The Contractor shall submit its invoice to the Billings Area Financial Management Office with a courtesy copy to the Service Unit. The Contractor agrees to include the following information on each invoice: (1) Contractor's name and address; (2) Contact name, title, and telephone number; (3) Contract Number; (4) Invoice number and date; (5) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price, and extended price of supplies delivered or services performed; (6) Remit to Address; (7) Taxpayer Identification Number (Employer Identification Number or Social Security Number); and (8) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number (to ensure payment is made to the correct bank account) and vendor mailing address, as provided in the System for Award Management (SAM), formerly known as the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. Payment shall be made by the Billings Area Financial Management Branch, P.O. Box 36600, Billings, Montana 59107. PRO-CHILDREN ACT OF 1994: The Contractor certifies that it will comply with the provisions of Public Law 103-227, Pro-Children Act of 1994, which imposes restrictions on smoking where federally funded children's services are provided. CHILD CARE NATIONAL AGENCY CHECK AND INVESTIGATION (CNACI): A CNACI must be completed for all Indian Health Service (IHS) contractor personnel within the Billings Area. Public Law (P.L.) 101-630, Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act and P.L. 101-647, Crime Control Act of 1990, require the IHS to conduct a character and criminal history background investigation on all contractors performing services in IHS facilities. The character and background investigations will be conducted by the Wind River Service Unit. The Service Unit will conduct the character and background investigations. Fingerprints must also be taken as part of the pre-employment process and must be completed before the physician is allowed to work. SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS: Contractors cannot serve as expert witnesses in any suit against the Federal Government. Many of the IHS patients receiving services may only speak a native language and/or reside on a Native American Reservation, therefore, the Contractor must demonstrate sensitivity to cross-cultural and language differences. The Privacy Act of 1974 mandates that the Contractor maintain complete confidentiality of all administrative, medical and personnel records, and all other pertinent information that comes to his/her attention or knowledge. The Privacy Act carries both civil and criminal penalties for unlawful disclosure of records. Violation of such confidentiality shall be cause for adverse action. IHS shall provide training on the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act. All IHS regulations and policies applicable to these Acts shall be enforced. During the performance of the contract, the Contractor shall provide for the consistent performance of patient care processes according to the standards of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), who supplies accreditation to the Wind River Service Unit. The contractor shall comply with I.HS facility infection control and safety procedures, practices, and standards. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition. The FAR provision FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items, and 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items are incorporated by reference. The provision at 52.212-2 applies to this acquisition and is provided in full text. FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014) (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible Offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF, OR SUBMIT A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO, THE FOLLOWING TECHNICAL EVALUATION FACTORS: The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: (1) Medical License = 30 POINTS (Potential contractors must submit a copy of a State license for each candidate with the offer); (2) Medical Liability Insurance = 20 POINTS (Potential contractors must submit evidence or medial liability insurance with the offer); (3)Resume/Curriculum Vitae = 20 POINTS (Potential contractors must submit a Resume/CV for each candidate with the offer. The Resume/CV for the physicians must include information relating to: (i) Board Certification or Board Eligibility; (ii) Specialty Training; and (iii) Clinical Practical Experience, including past and current experience); and (4) Past Performance = 30 POINTS. The Offeror must demonstrate its record of successful performance in past contracts and/or jobs within the past five (5) years, Government and/or commercial. Each Offeror will be evaluated on its performance under existing and prior contracts/jobs. The Offeror must list at least three contracts/jobs within the past five (5) years and include the following information. (1) Name of Government agency/Company; (2) Contract number, if applicable; (3) Dates of Service/Employment; (4) Total contract value/Hourly wage; (5) Description of contract work/Job duties; (6) Contracting Officer/Company Manager and telephone number; (7) Program Manager and telephone number contact information, if applicable. Technical and past performance, when combined, are considered approximately equal. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful Offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The following FAR and Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) clauses are applicable: 52.212-4 Contract Term and Conditions-Commercial Items. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items. 52.203-6 Alt. 1, 52.204-4, 52.204-7, 52.204-9, 52.204-10, 52.204-13, 52.204-16, 52.204-17, 52.204-18, 52.204-19, 52.209-6, 52.209-10, 52.215-5, 52.217-8, 52.217-9, 52.219-6, 52.219-8, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-40, 52.222-50, 52,222-54, 52.223-5, 52.223-6, 52.223-10, 52.223-18, 52.224-1, 52.224-2, 52.225-13, 52.227-14, 52.227-17, 52.228-5, 52.232-18, 52.232-33, 52.233-1, 52.233-2, 52.233-3, 52.233-4, 52.237-2, 52.237-3, 52.237-7, 52.242-13, 52.242-15, 52.242-17, 52.245-1, 52.245-9, 352.201-70, 352.202-1, 352.203-70, 352.215-1, 352.215-70, 352.222-70, 352.223-70, 252.224-70, 352.227-70, 352.231-71, 352.237-70, 352.237-71, 352.237-72, 352.239-72, 352.239-73, 352.242-71, 352.242-72, 352.242-73, 352.270-2, and 352.270-3. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will provide full text copies of the FAR and HHSAR provisions and clauses. The provisions and clauses may also be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: The Contractor shall provide evidence of, or submit a written response to, the technical evaluation factors in FAR 52.212-2. In addition, the Contractor shall submit a completed copy of FAR 52.212-3 with its offer. Contractors intending to conduct business with the Federal Government must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM replaces the Department of Defense's Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. SAM is now the primary Government repository, which retains information on Government contractors. You may register via the Internet at www.sam.gov. All responsible offerors may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the Agency. Offers shall be submitted to the Billings Area Indian Health Service, 2900 Fourth Avenue North, Room 304, Billings, Montana 59101, no later than 2:00 p.m., on September 9, 2015. The offer must be submitted in a sealed envelope, addressed to this office, showing the time specified for receipt, the solicitation number, and your company's name and address. Offers will also be accepted by e-mail at Ron.Juneau@ihs.gov or by fax at (406) 247-7108. ACCEPTANCE PERIOD: Your proposal must stipulate that it is predicated upon all the terms and conditions of this RFQ. In addition, it must contain a statement to the effect that it is firm for a period of at least 90 days from the date of receipt by the Government.

TMT Software Maintenance and Program Support

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published September 3, 2015  -  Deadline September 15, 2015
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (SP4701-15-R-9019) •(1) Action Code: N/A •(2) Date: Sept 3, 2015 •(3) Year: 2015 •(4) Contracting Office Zip Code: 19111 •(5) Classification Code: 541511 •(6) Contracting Office Address: DLA Contracting Services Office Philadelphia 700 Robbins Avenue, Building # 26/2, North Side Philadelphia, PA 19111 (7) Subject: DLA Enterprise Media Task Management Tracker (TMT) along with Technical Support (8) Proposed Solicitation Number: SP4701-15-R-0931 •(7) Closing Response Date: Sept 14 2015 •(8) Contact Point: Joseph Tierney Joseph.Tierney@dla.mil, 215-737-4714 •(9) Contract Award: NA •(10) Contract Award Dollar Amount: NA •(11) Contract Line Item Number: See section (16) below •(12) Contract Award Date: NA •(13) Contractor NA •(14) Description: •(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation issued on a sole source basis to Accenture Federal Services and is supported by a Justification and Approval which will be posted prior to the closing date of this combined synopsis/solicitation. •(ii) Solicitation Number: SP4701-15-R-0931 •(iii) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81. •(iv) The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541511. (v) BASIS FOR AWARD: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Information Operations has a requirement for the continuation of software maintenance and technical support to Government owned Task Management Tracer software that is proprietary to Accenture Federal Systems award will be based upon a determination that the proposed price is both fair and reasonable. (vi) SCHEDULE OF ITEMS/STATEMENT OF WORK: Statement of Work 1. Introduction. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Enterprise currently uses Accenture's Task Management Tracker to provide a framework for creating, tracking, and managing tasks significantly improving efficiency and maintaining data support of DLA's mission. 1.2. TMT Task Management Tracker Maintenance and technical support Requirement. 1.3 INTRODUCTION: DLA Enterprise currently uses Accenture's Task Management Tracker (TMT) software to provide a framework for creating, tracking, and managing tasks significantly improving efficiency and maintain data in support of DLA's mission. TMT utilizes a system identifier as a key mechanism [provided by an annual License / Maintenance Contract] to provide access to the DLA central repository, access to an online site, as well as access to new patches and updates and licenses.. TMT currently has 1500 issued licenses with the potential to support an additional 32,000 edge users. The web part add-in and corresponding copyright code from Accenture is stored in the eWorkplace database. It is critical for TMT to have this software in place in order for the application to function and updates that could place the system in a vulnerably state be patched. TMT is currently DLA's default task management system used by organizations as a direct link to senior level leaders. There is no product on the market at this time that is able to achieve this level of support without an entire system rebuild. Since TMT software is proprietary to Accenture, no indigenous technical support is available; thus requiring systems engineer support to augment DLA system administration. 1.4 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: The objective is to obtain technical support for Accenture's Task Management Tracker (TMT) software. The PWS will cover the following agency requirements. •a) Provide 12 months' worth of support •b) Provide day-to-day operational support. This support can be either remote or on site. On Site support is required, at a minimum one week per month. •c) Assist DLA with TMT support for Incident Management •d) Assist DLA with TMT software patches •e) Support DLA with DoD's DIACAP process •f) Assist with STIG process •g) Assist with POAMs •h) Assist with creating procedures in support of DLA-based queries. Queries can be security or mitigating types •i) Provide documentation that may include CM plans, CONOPS •j) Assist with creating Change requests in support of TMT •k) Provide and assist with the installation of TMT associated upgrades •l) Provide monthly invoices to the Program Management Office •m) Provide status report every two weeks to the program office •n) Minimally acceptable Key Personnel Requirements criteria The contractor must meet and maintain DoD approved baseline certifications outlined in DoD 8570.01-M at the IAT II level. All work shall be compliant with Public Law, Federal Statutes, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Directives, Instructions and US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) tasking. 1.5 TASKS The delivery requirements of specific tasks are detailed in the "DELIVERABLE/DELIVERY SCHEDULE". The contractor shall provide support through the following tasks. 1.5.1 Task 1 - Daily Operational Support Contractor will provide day-to-day operational support for TMT. This support can be either remote or On-Site. On-Site support is required, at a minimum one week per month. At a minimum, the contractor will provide technical knowledge and analysis of application and operational environments, as well as implementation and troubleshooting advice on exceptionally complex problems of the Subject matter for effective implementation. The following list constitutes daily operational support, but is not meant to be all inclusive. •· Assist DLA with TMT support for Incident Management •· Assist DLA with TMT software patches •· Support DLA with DoD's DIACAP process •· Assist with STIG process •· Assist with POAMs •· Assist with creating procedures in support of DLA-based queries. Queries can be security or mitigating types •· Assist with creating Change requests in support of TMT •· Provide and assist with the installation of TMT associated upgrades 1.5.2 Task 2 - Microsoft Dynamics CRM subject matter expert (SME) The contractor serves as Microsoft Dynamics CRM subject matter expert, possessing in-depth knowledge of the CRM product and supporting technical architecture. In this capacity the contractor will direct dynamic CRM solution installation, configuration and troubleshooting activities. Under this task, the contractor is also responsible to provide and implement solutions for all user licensing, network and bandwidth issues. 1.5.3 Task 3 - Oversight The contractor shall provide documentation as requested by the COR / COTR or PWS. The following list constitutes documentation support, but is not meant to be all inclusive. •· CM plans or CONOPS. •· Monthly invoices to the Program Management Office •· Status report every two weeks to the program office The contractor shall produce written biweekly and on request status reports. The reports will cover such things as specific accomplishments for the reporting period; problems/issues resolved; new problems/issues identified; resources utilized; anticipated resources to be utilized; status updates on each assigned project task, progress to be made in the upcoming reporting period. Each biweekly status report will cover the immediately preceding period. The status reports shall be delivered no more than five (5) working days after the biweekly period ends and at least five (5) working days before any invoice for that period is submitted for payment. The as requested status reports will cover the period of time indicated by the COR/COTR and will be due on the day and time indicated by the COR/COTR. The format for these status reports will be provided upon contract award and modified as needed and directed by the COR/COTR. The contractor shall at times present this information in any meetings relating to the projects. 1.5.4 Task 4 - Travel Contract performance requires travel to Battle Creek, MI. Travel in support of this contract will be performed face-to-face, at least week per month and has been included as a fixed cost of the contract. 1.6 DELIVERABLE/DELIVERY SCHEDULE: PWS Tasks Deliverables Frequency Due Format Acceptor 3 Biweekly Status Report Biweekly 5 work days after the reporting period ends. e-mail/ hard copy, as requested COR, COTR, others as directed 3 and Paragraph 8 Monthly Invoices (Maintenance) Monthly 5 work days after month end PDF and hardcopy COR, COTR, and PMO. 4 and Paragraph 6.6 On-Site Work Performance 1 week per month As specified by the COR / COTR In Person COR / COTR Paragraphs 6.4, 6.7, 6.8 Signed Nondisclosure Statement. All individuals working this contract must sign a nondisclosure statement prior to contract performance. At start of contract and prior to any new employees starting on contract Electronic or hardcopy, as determined by the COR / COTR. COR / COTR Paragraph 6.7 Contractor notification of full name, social security number and date of birth of all employees assigned to work on the contract. Within a reasonable time, as directed by the Government and the Contractor following award of the contract At start of contract and prior to any new employees starting on contract Electronic or hardcopy, as determined by the COR / COTR. COR / COTR Paragraph 6.3 Government furnished property (to include IT equipment, IDs, parking decals) shall be returned Once per employee departure Prior to departure of any personnel In person Contract Specialist, COR / COTR Paragraph 6.8 Notification of Contractor personnel no longer requiring access to Government computers Once per employee departure Within 24 hours of personnel resignations, reassignments, terminations, or completion of portions of the contract E-mail COR / COTR 1.7 PERSONNEL The government will review and approve resumes prior to any contractors starting work. Contractor shall provide support personnel who meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in paragraph 1.8. The contractor must meet and maintain DoD approved baseline certifications outlined in DoD 8570.01-M. No contractor shall start work before they get the appropriate security clearance. The government will provide each employee an identification badge. Contractor personnel will visibly display the badge in accordance with HDI Federal Center security requirements. Individuals performing under this contract must meet all DLA certifications, directives and regulations for an Access badge and access to the HDI Federal Center [or other sites where work is being performed] to continue to perform on this contract. All individuals working this contract must sign a nondisclosure statement prior to contract performance. The contractor personnel shall be professional (refraining from unprofessional conduct, verbal altercations, e-mail flame wars, etc.) They shall understand that DLA Enterprise Media is their customer and issues they may have are to be raised with DLA Enterprise Media or the COR/COTR, not DLA Enterprise Media's customer. Contractor personnel must treat DLA personnel in a professional manner. Contract personnel shall comply with lawful orders of Law Enforcement personnel at the HDI Federal Center or other government sites. The Contractor shall not employ any person whose employment will violate the requirements of DoD5500.7, Joint Ethics Regulation. All Contractor personnel shall observe local policy and procedures provided by the Office of Information Resources governing the use of computer equipment and passwords. Violations of local policy shall include password sharing, performing personal work, file access violations or browsing files outside the scope of the contract. The Contracting Officer shall adjudicate each case and his decision shall be final. Where the Government has requested removal of Contractor personnel, the Contractor shall provide an appropriately trained replacement. Individuals removed from this contract are removed for the duration of the contract. The Contractor shall notify the COR/COTR within 24 hours when for reasons of personnel resignations, reassignments, terminations, or completion of portions of the contract, named Contractor personnel no longer require access to Government computers. Contractor personnel are only authorized to attend meetings, town halls, etc. as they relate to the performance of the tasks outlined in the PWS. The contractor shall excuse themselves from the gathering when funding and/or future requirements are discussed. 1.8 KEY PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS The government requires the following minimum requirements for TMT Technical support. Senior IT Systems Engineer - IT experience resulting in at least 11 years of technical knowledge and experience with each of the following Microsoft products: •· SharePoint •· SQL Server •· Active directory (AD) •· Active directory Federation service (ADFS) •· ISA Load balancing •· Exchange The Senior IT Systems Engineer will also be required to perform the following duties: a) Serve as Microsoft Dynamics CRM subject matter expert, possessing in-depth knowledge of the CRM product and supporting technical architecture. •· Responsible for all user licensing issues •· Responsible for network and bandwidth issues b) Provide technical knowledge and analysis of application and operational environments, as well as implementation and troubleshooting advice on exceptionally complex problems of the Subject matter for effective implementation. 1.9 OFF-SITE ACCOMMODATIONS / GOVERNMENT FURNISHED EQUIPMENT (GFE): The contractor will provide all necessary facilities to provide requested services. The contractor will use DLA provided desktop hardware and software to provide web support to DLA and any time they touch the DLA network or drives or implement any changes to same. DLA will manage the imaging and support of the patches and anti-virus to include administrative access on all DLA provided machines. All equipment assigned to specific contractor personnel will be documented in the J6 asset management system and signed for by the COR/COTR and the Contractor at the time of delivery. Prior to departure of any personnel, government furnished property (to include IT equipment, IDs, parking decals) shall be returned to the COR/COTR. Government provided equipment will only be used for government related work. Any connection to DLA networks is subject to all DLA regulatory publications. 1.10NON-DISCLOSURE AND PRIVACY ACT REQUIREMENTS: Performance of this contract may require the Contractor and, perhaps, sub-contractor to access data and information proprietary to the Government agency or of such a nature that its dissemination or use, other than in performance of this Performance Based Work Statement (PWS) would be adverse to the interest of the Government or others. The Contractor shall not divulge or release data or information developed or obtained in performance of this PWS. The Contractor shall not use, disclose, or reproduce proprietary data, which bears a restrictive legend, other than as required in the performance of this PWS. The limitations above do not apply to data or information made public by the Government. Further, this provision does not preclude the use of any data independently acquired by the Contractor without such limitations or prohibit an agreement at no cost to the Government between the Contractor and the data owner that provides for greater rights to the Contractor. Contract personnel visiting any Government facility in execution of this contract shall be subject to the Standards of Conduct applicable to Government employees. Site-specific regulations regarding access to classified or sensitive materials, computer facility access, issue of security badges, etc. will be provided as required. All products, partial products, and associated work papers produced in the course of fulfilling orders placed under this contract will be considered the property of the DLA. All contractor personnel shall sign the standard DLA Non-disclosure Agreement. 1.11 WORK HOURS Core operation hours are 0600-1800 Monday through Friday. The contractor shall have regularly scheduled hours approved by the COR/COTR. On rare occasions, support may be required outside regularly scheduled work hours to reduce downtime or disruption to the user community. The contractor shall provide an avenue for communication and quick response, especially during core work hours. On rare occasions, non-core work hour support may be required. 1.12 Security Procedures. All contractor personnel working on or managing this effort shall strictly adhere to DLA and DoD security policy guidelines. Information Security. Information given to the Contractor during the life of this contract shall only be used for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this contract. Agency information marked "For Official Use Only' or bearing other sensitivity markings shall be handled in accordance with Agency information security program regulations and shall not be divulged or disclosed without Agency permission. Requests for disclosure shall be addressed to the COR/COTR. c) Direct dynamic CRM solution installation, configuration and troubleshooting activities. 1.13 CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVES Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) Jeffrey Hearn 74 Washington Avenue North Battle Creek, MI 49037 (269) 961-4126 Jeffrey.hearn@dla.mil Michael Barnes 74 Washington Avenue North Battle Creek, MI 49037 (269) 961-5261 Michael.P.Barnes@dla.mil 1.14 RESTRICTIONS: The contractor shall not go directly to any DLA customer to create requirements.At all times, conflicts of interest shall be avoided by vendors, subcontractors, or associated companies. Contractors shall comply with all laws and regulations governing contract conflicts of interest. Contractors shall not gain, share or make use of information on potential projects, plans, project requirements, evaluation criteria, policies, or internal policies in order to compete for work in DLA. They shall make the government aware of any relationship that may appear suspect. Because of the nature of the work to be performed under this contract, a provision setting forth an obligation to prevent and report any potential organizational conflicts of interests (OCIs) and to protect from disclosure of proprietary and sensitive information is applied to this contract. The contractor is shall acknowledge this obligation before beginning performance of work under this contract. This acknowledgement will be provided in writing at the kick off meeting. 2. INVOICES: The contractor shall provide e-mail and hard copy invoices to the COR, COTR, and a designated contracting POC for each month worked. The invoice is considered received when the COR/COTR is able to open and review e-mail submission and has physically seen the hard copy invoice. It is not to be considered received on the weekend or holidays. The contractor will be required to submit invoices into Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF). INVOICING AND PAYMENT (WAWF) INSTRUCTIONS (JUNE 2012): •(a) Invoices for goods received or services rendered under this contract shall be submitted electronically through Wide Area Work Flow -- Receipt and Acceptance (WAWF): •(1) The vendor shall have their cage code activated by calling 866-618-5988. Once activated, the vendor shall self-register at the web site https://wawf.eb.mil. Vendor training is available on the Internet at http://www.wawftraining.com. Additional support can be obtained by calling the NAVY WAWF Assistance Line: 1-800-559-WAWF (9293). •(2) WAWF Vendor "Quick Reference" Guides are located at the following web site: http://www.acquisition.navy.mil/navyaos/content/view/full/3521. •(3) Select the invoice type within WAWF as specified below. Back up documentation (such as timesheets, receiving reports etc.) can be included and attached to the invoice in WAWF. Attachments created in any Microsoft Office product are attachable to the invoice in WAWF. Total limit for each file is not to exceed 2MB. Multiple attachments are allowed. •(b) The following information, regarding invoice routing DoDAAC's, must be entered for completion of the invoice in WAWF: ITEM Routing Table Contracting Officer Notes WAWF Invoice Type Invoice 2-in-1 Contract Number TBD Issuing Office DoDAAC SP4701 Admin Office DoDAAC SP4701 Ship To DoDAAC (for Combo), Service Acceptor DoDAAC (for 2 in 1), Service Approver DoDAAC (Cost Voucher) SB4200 Paying Office DoDAAC SL4730 Acceptor/COR Email Jeffrey.Hearn@dla.mil •(c) Contractors approved by DCAA for direct billing will not process vouchers through DCAA, but may submit directly to DFAS. Vendors MUST still provide a copy of the invoice and any applicable documentation that supports payment to the Acceptor/Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) if applicable. Additionally, a copy of the invoice(s) and attachment(s) at time of submission in WAWF must also be provided to each point of contact identified in section (d) of this clause by email. If the invoice and/or receiving report are delivered in the email as an attachment it must be provided as a .PDF, Microsoft Office product or other mutually agreed upon form between the Contracting Officer and vendor. •(d) For each invoice / cost voucher submitted for payment, the contractor shall include the following email addresses for the WAWF automated invoice notification to the following points of contact: Name Email Phone Role Jeffrey Hearn Jeffrey.Hearn@dla.mil 269-961-4126 COR Michael Barnes Michael.P.Barnes@dla.mil 269-961-5261 COTR Trip reports, expense reports and status reports are due five (5) working days prior to invoice submission. The contractor shall provide e-mail and hard copies of all status reports for that month, trip reports, trip expense reports, and a write up of expected contractor absences for the coming month, with any invoice submitted for payment. Additionally, the Contractor shall use this mechanism as a formal forum to raise issues of concern. The monthly status report format will be provided at Contract award. The government (DLA) does not pay for the time and effort to write a proposal and cost estimate, nor its submission. Any and all deliverables/reports shall not be separately invoiced above and beyond the FFP under the contract. Only following the successful project completion, will the final contractor's invoice will be certified for payment. This means the project must: meet the requirements given; pass our J62ABJ (and their agents) review; conform to Federal, DoD DLA Policy; follow the life cycle process; pass the necessary board reviews and be accepted by the COR/COTR. So, the last invoice will not be paid until all requirements have been met. 3. TASK ORDER TYPE: The type of contractual vehicle will be a Fixed Price Contract. 4.DATA RIGHTS Under the provisions of the Rights in Data General Clause (FAR 52.227-14 and various DFARS clauses), the Government reserves all rights, including copyrights, distribution rights, and other rights for all work product like documents, data or software developed in the performance of this task. 5.INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE Final inspection and acceptance of all work, performance, reports and other deliverables shall be performed at the location specified in the Statement of Work. The COR or COTR are responsible for inspection and acceptance as well as the basis for acceptance. The basis for acceptance shall be in compliance with the requirements set forth in the Statement of Work and other terms and conditions of the contract. Deliverable items rejected under resulting task orders shall be corrected in accordance with applicable clauses. The Government requires a period not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of final deliverable item(s) for inspection and acceptance or rejection, unless otherwise specified in individual orders. Contract deliverables that receive neither a formal acceptance nor a formal rejection after thirty (30) calendar days post submission are considered to automatically be accepted. 6 TRAVEL Contract performance requires travel to Battle Creek, MI. Travel in support of this contract will be performed face-to-face, at least week per month and has been included as a fixed cost of the contract. 7 SECURITY At time of award and prior to new personnel starting work, the contractor will provide notification of full name, social security number, and date of birth for all employees assigned to work on the contract. Contractor personnel must possess Information Technology (IT) security credentials as directed by the COR/COTR. Reference documentation on IT security credentials is provided below and can be located on DoD and DLA publication web sites: •a. DoD 5200.2-R, DOD Personnel Security Program •b. DoD Directive 5200.2, DoD Personnel Security Program •c. DLAI 4314, Personnel Security Program There are typically three components to an individual's personnel security credentials and are listed below: a. IT level - There are three IT sensitivity levels: IT-1 for privileged access, IT-2 for access to sensitive data, and IT-3 for lowest level system access/data sensitivity requirements. Please see policy documentation for complete IT-level definitions. Typical IT level for web developer in regards to this contract support is IT-2. b. Security Clearance - Is required when access to classified information is necessary. Most typical clearance for a web developer is secret, but will not typically be required for this contract support. c. Background Investigation - National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) is the most common background investigation for web developers. It is possible that a more intensive background investigation called Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) will be required if the web developer will have elevated privileges or possible access to classified or sensitive information. If an SSBI investigation is required, the COR may request that the contractor initiate and pay for the investigation. Typical for background investigation requirement for this contract support will be NACLC. Contractor personnel providing web development support will require minimum IT Level 2 credential throughout the performance period. If classified support is required, IT Level 1 credential will be required. Typical forms used in the Personnel Security process are DD Form 2875, System Authorization Access Request, DLAH Form 1728, Request for HQC Contractor Badge and/or Information Technology (IT) Access, Electronic Personnel Security Questionnaire (ESPQ), and Standard Form 85P (National Agency Check (NAC)). If personnel need access to classified information (secret/below), a Secret clearance is required. An interim secret clearance may be considered. DoD 5200.2-R requires DoD military and civilian personnel, as well as DoD consultants and contractor personnel, who perform work on sensitive automated information systems (AISs), to be assigned to positions which are designated at one of three sensitivity levels (IT-1, IT-2, IT-3). These designations equate to Critical Sensitive, Non-critical Sensitive, and Non-sensitive. The Contractor shall assure that their personnel meet personnel and IT security requirements as directed by the COR/COTR. Within a reasonable time, determined by the Government and the Contractor following award of the contract, the contractor shall provide all security forms for each proposed contract individual as directed by the COR/COTR. The COR/COTR shall forward the provided information to the HQC Security Office. The HQC Personnel Security Officer will determine if the proposed individuals are appropriate candidates for contract support positions. If the Security Officer approves a candidate, the Security Officer will advise on the next steps in the process to obtain clearance to access DLA network and systems. No contractor personnel performing sensitive duties will be allowed to commence work until his or her trustworthiness has been favorably adjudicated. The Contractor shall comply with all DLA security requirements pursuant to DLA Regulation 5200.17, Security Requirements for Automated Information and Telecommunications Systems. Contractor employees shall be required to meet all security and safety regulations pertinent to the work location and shall be required to undergo a National Agency Check (NACLC) at a minimum. 8 Contractor Generated Documents. Contract personnel will generate or handle documents that contain FOUO information, at both Government and contractor facilities. Contractor shall have access to, generate and handle classified material only at government facilities. All contract deliverables shall be marked at a minimum "For Official Use Only" (FOUO), unless otherwise directed by the Government. The contractor shall comply with the provisions of the DoD Industrial Security Manual for handling classified material and producing deliverables. 9. Period of Performance: 30 Sept 2015 - 29 Sept 2016 10. Technical Point of Contact (POC) To be made at time of award 11 INVOICING INFORMATION The Contractor will invoice on an annual basis through the Department of Defense Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) system. Invoices must be submitted through WAWF in accordance with DFARS 252.232-7003. Refer to https://wawf.eb.mil for additional information. Invoice Type: 2-in-1 Prime Contractor (Cage): TBD Administered By: SP4701 Accepted By: SL4730 Payment Official: SL4701 Issued By: SP4701 NOTE: Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) Service Acceptor Code DODAAC is SL4730 for submission of "2-in-1" invoices. DFARS 252.232-7006 WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS (MAY 2013) WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC)" is a six position code that uniquely identifies a unit, activity, or organization. "Document type" means the type of payment request or receiving report available for creation in Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF). "Local processing office (LPO)" is the office responsible for payment certification when payment certification is done external to the entitlement system. (b) Electronic invoicing. The WAWF system is the method to electronically process vendor payment requests and receiving reports, as authorized by DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports. (c) WAWF access. To access WAWF, the Contractor shall- (1) Have a designated electronic business point of contact in the Central Contractor Registration at https://www.acquisition.gov; and (2) Be registered to use WAWF at https://wawf.eb.mil/ following the step-by-step procedures for self-registration available at this web site. (d) WAWF training. The Contractor should follow the training instructions of the WAWF Web-Based Training Course and use the Practice Training Site before submitting payment requests through WAWF. Both can be accessed by selecting the "Web Based Training" link on the WAWF home page at https://wawf.©eb.mil/ (e) WAWF methods of document submission. Document submissions may be via web entry, Electronic Data Interchange, or File Transfer Protocol. (f) WAWF payment instructions. The Contractor must use the following information when submitting payment requests and receiving reports in WAWF for this contract/order: (1) Document type. The Contractor shall use the following document type(s). ___________________________________________________________ (Contracting Officer: Insert applicable document type(s). Note: If a "Combo" document type is identified but not supportable by the Contractor's business systems, an "Invoice" (stand-alone) and "Receiving Report" (stand-alone) document type may be used instead.) (2) Inspection/acceptance location. The Contractor shall select the following inspection/acceptance location(s) in WAWF, as specified by the contracting officer. ____________________________________________________________Not Applicable (3) Document routing. The Contractor shall use the information in the Routing Data Table below only to fill in applicable fields in WAWF when creating payment requests and receiving reports in the system. Routing Data Table* WAWF Invoice Type Invoice 2-in-1 Contract Number Issuing Office DODAAC Admin Office DODAAC Inspector DODAAC Service Acceptor DODAAC Ship to /Extension DCAA Office DODAAC Paying Office DODAAC (4) Payment request and supporting documentation. The Contractor shall ensure a payment request includes appropriate contract line item and subline item descriptions of the work performed or supplies delivered, unit price/cost per unit, fee (if applicable), and all relevant back-up documentation, as defined in DFARS Appendix F, (e.g. timesheets) in support of each payment request. (5) WAWF email notifications. The Contractor shall enter the e-mail address identified below in the "Send Additional Email Notifications" field of WAWF once a document is submitted in the system. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ (g) WAWF point of contact. (1) The Contractor may obtain clarification regarding invoicing in WAWF from the following contracting activity's WAWF point of contact. Not Applicable (2) For technical WAWF help, contact the WAWF helpdesk at 866-618-5988. Only following the successful project completion, will the final contractor's invoice will be certified for payment. This means the project must: meet the requirements given; pass our J6F (and their agents) review; conform to Federal, DoD DLA Policy; follow the life cycle process; pass the necessary board reviews and be accepted by the COR/COTR. So, the last invoice will not be paid until all requirements have been met. 12. CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE To Be Determined at time of award 13. Price Period of Performance: August 7, 2015 through August 6, 2016 CLIN Description QTY Unit Unit Price Total Price 0001 Accenture TMT software maintenance in support of the DLA Enterprise (Enterprise license) 12 Mths $ $ 0002 Accenture TMT support services, services IAW the PWS below 12 Mths $ $ 0003 Travel in support of 0001 1 Lt $18,000 $18,000 TOTAL (vii) Base Year Period of Performance (POP): 30 Sept 2015 through 29 Sept 2016 (vii) The FAR provision, 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition and the following addenda are added to this provision: 14Addendum to 52.212-1(c) Period for acceptance of offers. Period of acceptance is 30 days. 15Addendum to 52.212-1(e) Multiple offers. Alternative commercial items may not be considered for award on this instant acquisition, however, may be utilized for market research on future requirements. 16Addendum to 52.212-1(h) Multiple awards. The Government intends to make one award. The Government may make more than one award. Offers may be submitted for quantities less than those specified. 17Addendum to 52.212-1(j) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number The requirement to provide a DUNS number with the offer applies at all dollar values if the offeror is required to register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Database in accordance with DFARS clause 252.204-7004. 18. FAR 52.252-2 FAR, DFARS, and DLAD: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/ FAR 52.214-34 Submission of Offers in the English Language (APR 1991) FAR 52.214-35 Submission of Offers in U.S. Currency (APR 1991) DFARS 252.227-7015 Technical Data - Commercial Items (DEC 2011) 19 Add the following paragraph (m) to FAR 52.212-: •(1) Proposal Organization: •a. This RFP will be posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website under NAICS code 541511. •b. Offeror's shall submit a proposal with a total price for all CLINs. Within the proposal, the offeror shall provide a breakdown of the unit prices for each item listed in Schedule of Supplies/Services for this this RFP. •c. Proposals shall be submitted electronically to: Joseph.Tierney@DLA.Mil •d. Offers are due no later than 12:00 PM (Eastern Time) on August 15, 2015 •(v) The FAR provision, 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The evaluation criterion for the technical proposal and price proposal is set forth in paragraph below. The Government will award a contract to the offeror who proposes all required items as noted within this solicitation, on a Fair and Reasonable Technically Acceptable basis. •(vi) Offerors shall include a copy of the FAR provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items and DFARS 252.212-7000. •(vii) The FAR clause, 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and the following addenda are added to this provision: 20 52.212-4 -- Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items. As prescribed in 12.301(b)(3), insert the following clause: Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015) (a) Inspection/Acceptance. The Contractor shall only tender for acceptance those items that conform to the requirements of this contract. The Government reserves the right to inspect or test any supplies or services that have been tendered for acceptance. The Government may require repair or replacement of nonconforming supplies or reperformance of nonconforming services at no increase in contract price. If repair/replacement or reperformance will not correct the defects or is not possible, the government may seek an equitable price reduction or adequate consideration for acceptance of nonconforming supplies or services. The Government must exercise its post-acceptance rights -- (1) Within a reasonable time after the defect was discovered or should have been discovered; and (2) Before any substantial change occurs in the condition of the item, unless the change is due to the defect in the item. (b) Assignment. The Contractor or its assignee may assign its rights to receive payment due as a result of performance of this contract to a bank, trust company, or other financing institution, including any Federal lending agency in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act (31 U.S.C.3727). However, when a third party makes payment (e.g., use of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card), the Contractor may not assign its rights to receive payment under this contract. (c) Changes. Changes in the terms and conditions of this contract may be made only by written agreement of the parties. (d) Disputes. This contract is subject to 41 U.S.C. chapter 71,Contract Disputes. Failure of the parties to this contract to reach agreement on any request for equitable adjustment, claim, appeal or action arising under or relating to this contract shall be a dispute to be resolved in accordance with the clause at FAR 52.233-1, Disputes, which is incorporated herein by reference. The Contractor shall proceed diligently with performance of this contract, pending final resolution of any dispute arising under the contract. (e) Definitions. The clause at FAR 52.202-1, Definitions, is incorporated herein by reference. (f) Excusable delays. The Contractor shall be liable for default unless nonperformance is caused by an occurrence beyond the reasonable control of the Contractor and without its fault or negligence such as, acts of God or the public enemy, acts of the Government in either its sovereign or contractual capacity, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, unusually severe weather, and delays of common carriers. The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing as soon as it is reasonably possible after the commencement of any excusable delay, setting forth the full particulars in connection therewith, shall remedy such occurrence with all reasonable dispatch, and shall promptly give written notice to the Contracting Officer of the cessation of such occurrence. (g) Invoice. (1) The Contractor shall submit an original invoice and three copies (or electronic invoice, if authorized) to the address designated in the contract to receive invoices. An invoice must include -- (i) Name and address of the Contractor; (ii) Invoice date and number; (iii) Contract number, contract line item number and, if applicable, the order number; (iv) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price and extended price of the items delivered; (v) Shipping number and date of shipment, including the bill of lading number and weight of shipment if shipped on Government bill of lading; (vi) Terms of any discount for prompt payment offered; (vii) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent; (viii) Name, title, and phone number of person to notify in event of defective invoice; and (ix) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). The Contractor shall include its TIN on the invoice only if required elsewhere in this contract. (x) Electronic funds transfer (EFT) banking information. (A) The Contractor shall include EFT banking information on the invoice only if required elsewhere in this contract. (B) If EFT banking information is not required to be on the invoice, in order for the invoice to be a proper invoice, the Contractor shall have submitted correct EFT banking information in accordance with the applicable solicitation provision, contract clause (e.g., 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management, or 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management), or applicable agency procedures. (C) EFT banking information is not required if the Government waived the requirement to pay by EFT. (2) Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR part 1315. (h) Patent indemnity. The Contractor shall indemnify the Government and its officers, employees and agents against liability, including costs, for actual or alleged direct or contributory infringement of, or inducement to infringe, any United States or foreign patent, trademark or copyright, arising out of the performance of this contract, provided the Contractor is reasonably notified of such claims and proceedings. (i) Payment. (1) Items accepted. Payment shall be made for items accepted by the Government that have been delivered to the delivery destinations set forth in this contract. (2) Prompt Payment. The Government will make payment in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903) and prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR Part 1315. (3) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). If the Government makes payment by EFT, see 52.212-5(b) for the appropriate EFT clause. (4) Discount. In connection with any discount offered for early payment, time shall be computed from the date of the invoice. For the purpose of computing the discount earned, payment shall be considered to have been made on the date which appears on the payment check or the specified payment date if an electronic funds transfer payment is made. (5) Overpayments. If the Contractor becomes aware of a duplicate contract financing or invoice payment or that the Government has otherwise overpaid on a contract financing or invoice payment, the Contractor shall- (i) Remit the overpayment amount to the payment office cited in the contract along with a description of the overpayment including the- (A) Circumstances of the overpayment (e.g., duplicate payment, erroneous payment, liquidation errors, date(s) of overpayment); (B) Affected contract number and delivery order number, if applicable; (C) Affected contract line item or subline item, if applicable; and (D) Contractor point of contact. (ii) Provide a copy of the remittance and supporting documentation to the Contracting Officer. (6) Interest. (i) All amounts that become payable by the Contractor to the Government under this contract shall bear simple interest from the date due until paid unless paid within 30 days of becoming due. The interest rate shall be the interest rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury as provided in 41 U.S.C. 7109, which is applicable to the period in which the amount becomes due, as provided in (i)(6)(v) of this clause, and then at the rate applicable for each six-month period at fixed by the Secretary until the amount is paid. (ii) The Government may issue a demand for payment to the Contractor upon finding a debt is due under the contract. (iii) Final decisions. The Contracting Officer will issue a final decision as required by 33.211 if- (A) The Contracting Officer and the Contractor are unable to reach agreement on the existence or amount of a debt within 30 days; (B) The Contractor fails to liquidate a debt previously demanded by the Contracting Officer within the timeline specified in the demand for payment unless the amounts were not repaid because the Contractor has requested an installment payment agreement; or (C) The Contractor requests a deferment of collection on a debt previously demanded by the Contracting Officer (see 32.607-2). (iv) If a demand for payment was previously issued for the debt, the demand for payment included in the final decision shall identify the same due date as the original demand for payment. (v) Amounts shall be due at the earliest of the following dates: (A) The date fixed under this contract. (B) The date of the first written demand for payment, including any demand for payment resulting from a default termination. (vi) The interest charge shall be computed for the actual number of calendar days involved beginning on the due date and ending on- (A) The date on which the designated office receives payment from the Contractor; (B) The date of issuance of a Government check to the Contractor from which an amount otherwise payable has been withheld as a credit against the contract debt; or (C) The date on which an amount withheld and applied to the contract debt would otherwise have become payable to the Contractor. (vii) The interest charge made under this clause may be reduced under the procedures prescribed in 32.608-2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation in effect on the date of this contract. (j) Risk of loss. Unless the contract specifically provides otherwise, risk of loss or damage to the supplies provided under this contract shall remain with the Contractor until, and shall pass to the Government upon: (1) Delivery of the supplies to a carrier, if transportation is f.o.b. origin; or (2) Delivery of the supplies to the Government at the destination specified in the contract, if transportation is f.o.b. destination. (k) Taxes. The contract price includes all applicable Federal, State, and local taxes and duties. (l) Termination for the Government's convenience. The Government reserves the right to terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for its sole convenience. In the event of such termination, the Contractor shall immediately stop all work hereunder and shall immediately cause any and all of its suppliers and subcontractors to cease work. Subject to the terms of this contract, the Contractor shall be paid a percentage of the contract price reflecting the percentage of the work performed prior to the notice of termination, plus reasonable charges the Contractor can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Government using its standard record keeping system, have resulted from the termination. The Contractor shall not be required to comply with the cost accounting standards or contract cost principles for this purpose. This paragraph does not give the Government any right to audit the Contractor's records. The Contractor shall not be paid for any work performed or costs incurred which reasonably could have been avoided. (m) Termination for cause. The Government may terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for cause in the event of any default by the Contractor, or if the Contractor fails to comply with any contract terms and conditions, or fails to provide the Government, upon request, with adequate assurances of future performance. In the event of termination for cause, the Government shall not be liable to the Contractor for any amount for supplies or services not accepted, and the Contractor shall be liable to the Government for any and all rights and remedies provided by law. If it is determined that the Government improperly terminated this contract for default, such termination shall be deemed a termination for convenience. (n) Title. Unless specified elsewhere in this contract, title to items furnished under this contract shall pass to the Government upon acceptance, regardless of when or where the Government takes physical possession. (o) Warranty. The Contractor warrants and implies that the items delivered hereunder are merchantable and fit for use for the particular purpose described in this contract. (p) Limitation of liability. Except as otherwise provided by an express warranty, the Contractor will not be liable to the Government for consequential damages resulting from any defect or deficiencies in accepted items. (q) Other compliances. The Contractor shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws, executive orders, rules and regulations applicable to its performance under this contract. (r) Compliance with laws unique to Government contracts. The Contractor agrees to comply with 31 U.S.C. 1352 relating to limitations on the use of appropriated funds to influence certain Federal contracts; 18 U.S.C. 431 relating to officials not to benefit; 40 U.S.C. chapter 37, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards; 41 U.S.C. chapter 87, Kickbacks; 41 U.S.C. 4712 and 10 U.S.C. 2409 relating to whistleblower protections; 49 U.S.C. 40118, Fly American; and 41 U.S.C. chapter 21 relating to procurement integrity. (s) Order of precedence. Any inconsistencies in this solicitation or contract shall be resolved by giving precedence in the following order: (1) The schedule of supplies/services. (2) The Assignments, Disputes, Payments, Invoice, Other Compliances, Compliance with Laws Unique to Government Contracts, and Unauthorized Obligations paragraphs of this clause. (3) The clause at 52.212-5. (4) Addenda to this solicitation or contract, including any license agreements for computer software. (5) Solicitation provisions if this is a solicitation. (6) Other paragraphs of this clause. (7) The Standard Form 1449. (8) Other documents, exhibits, and attachments. (9) The specification.