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Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Publicly Available Electronic Information (PAEI) Pilot

Office of Personnel Management, Office of Procurement Operations | Published July 12, 2016  -  Deadline July 26, 2016
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Title: Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Publicly Available Electronic Information (PAEI) Pilot Expected Post Date: July 12, 2016Expected Response Date: July 26, 2016Classification Code: NAICS Code: 561611 Investigation ServicesProcurement: Purchase Order for Commercial Services Notice InformationAgency/Office: Office of Personnel Management (OPM) - Office of Procurement Operations (OPO) Contracting Group B (Boyers Group)Location: Fort Meade, Maryland Title: Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Publicly Available Electronic Information (PAEI) Pilot Request for Proposals (RFP) Stipulations: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for a commercial service prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 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 SF 1449 will not be issued, in accordance with FAR 12.603(b). The Solicitation number is: OPM1516T0005 and is issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP). This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-88 dated May 16, 2016. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 561611 and the small business size standard is $20.5 million. This procurement is solicited on a full and open basis to all qualified vendors. In support of its mission, The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will issue a contract to the offeror that represent the best value to the government. The contractor(s) shall provide all accommodations listed in the Performance Work Statement (PWS) with this solicitation under the resulting contract, see PWS detailed below. The period of performance is defined below. Offerors can e-mail requests for additional information and questions which will only be accepted by Gabriel.Lansberry@opm.gov and Leslie.Henderson@opm.gov through 4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) July 19, 2016 via email only. Offerors are invited to submit their proposals to gabriel.lansberry@opm.gov and Leslie.Henderson@opm.gov in response to this notice no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on July 26, 2016, to the contracting office via email only. Proposals submitted in either Word or Adobe PDF response to this notice shall include the solicitation number in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via e-mail to Gabriel.Lansberry@opm.gov and Leslie.Henderson@opm.gov. Offerors are solely responsible for ensuring their offer is received at the designated place and time for receipt of offers. NOTE: Communication with officials other than the contract specialist indicated above may compromise the competitiveness of this acquisition and result in the cancellation of the solicitation and/or exclusion of your proposal. Statement of Work (SOW) A. Description: The Office of Personnel Management-Federal Investigative Services (OPM-FIS) conducts background investigations pertaining to Individual Subjects (Subjects) for the federal government. OPM-FIS is seeking a contract with a vendor for a pilot that will incorporate automated Publicly Available Electronic Information (PAEI) searches into the background investigation process. For the purposes of this pilot, PAEI is defined as any information that has been published or broadcast for public consumption, is available on request to the public, is accessible on-line or otherwise to the public, is available to the public by subscription or purchase, or is otherwise lawfully accessible to the public. B. Background: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Federal Investigative Services (FIS) provides background investigation (BI) products/services to departments and agencies of the federal government. BIs are required to determine an individual Subject's eligibility for access to classified information, assignment to or retention in positions with sensitive duties, or other designated duties requiring such investigations. The investigations often involve personal and intimate details of the Subject's life and must be processed and conducted with tact and discretion. Information collected by the contractor, as part of the BIs, is protected under the Privacy Act of 1974. C. Purpose and Scope OPM-FIS conducts background investigations for the federal government. For the purposes of this pilot, PAEI is defined as any information that has been published or broadcast for public consumption, is available on request to the public, is accessible on-line or otherwise to the public, is available to the public by subscription or purchase or is otherwise lawfully accessible to the public. OPM-FIS is seeking to contract with a vendor who has documented experience in conducting automated PAEI checks for other federal government agencies to participate in a pilot that will incorporate PAEI searches into the background investigation process. The awarded contractor will have employees working on this pilot sign non-disclosure agreements. D. Deliverables 1. DELIVERABLES • 400 PAEI reports delivered electronically that are in .pdf or .tif format compliant with requirements of this statement of work.• Metrics reports will be delivered at the end of each month.• Case level metrics will include:o Percentage of ‘no record' resultso Percentage of results with no reportable information (e.g., a record exists, but no reportable information as it does not meet an adjudicative guideline)o Percentage of cases with reportable information based on adjudicative guidelines aboveo Percentage of reportable information found per each adjudicative guidelineo Percentage of reportable information found per each website• Issue level metrics will include:o Total number of issues foundo Average number of issues found per investigation• Timeliness metrics to include average time required for each PAEI search from vendor's receipt of OPM-supplied data to delivery of PAEI report to OPM.• Contractor must provide customer with technical support ensuring successful exchanges of data files until all PAEI reports have been provided to OPM-FIS.• Contractor will provide a list of all key personnel affiliated with the PAEI project, including their resumes. The vendor must immediately notify OPM-FIS upon any changes in key personnel.• Signed non-disclosures in a format approved by OPM for all personnel working on the contract. 2. LABORThe contractor shall provide all labor needed for the performance of this contract except as otherwise set forth in this statement of work (SOW). 3. GOVERNMENT PROPERTY - LIFE OF CONTRACTThe government shall provide appropriate data so the contractor can perform the searches. 4. MATERIALSOPM-FIS will provide pertinent SF86 data to the PAEI vendor for processing via a secure automated interface provided by OPM with the files password protected. Data will be transmitted via secure, automated interface in the agreed upon format (e.g., .pdf, .tif, etc) on a mutually agreeable schedule. OPM-FIS will transmit the data, approximately 20-50 cases per week, for a period of up to one year. The vendor will transmit results of PAEI checks to OPM-FIS via a secure automated interface provided by OPM with the files password protected. 5. SECURE STORAGE FOR INVESTIGATIVE MATERIALSAll personally identifiable information (PII) on Subjects involved in this pilot will be handled and maintained in accordance with the Privacy Act and established System of Record Notices. PII will be exchanged with data providers only as necessary and in an approved secure manner. At no time will a commercial entity retain information used to conduct a check in association with this evaluation beyond the length of time required for billing purposes or by law. The contractor is required to maintain strict security measures in all its operations and provide secure storage for investigative materials. Contractor facilities must have been inspected and approved by OPM for the handling and storage of investigative material. The contractor shall consider investigative material sensitive, unclassified material subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, but the investigative material shall be handled in a manner appropriate for sensitive information. Contractor, subcontractor and consultant personnel will comply with all applicable provisions of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and any revisions to that manual. The contractor will delete or destroy all PII data and any data captured in PAEI reports upon receipt of the PAEI reports by OPM-FIS. The contractor will return the reports in a secure method outlined by OPM. All contractor personnel affiliated with the PAEI product must sign an OPM-FIS non-disclosure agreement. 6. GOVERNMENT QUALITY ASSURANCE SURVEILLANCE PLANThe government retains the right to perform a quality assessment of the contractor provided reports for accuracy and compliance with the requirements set forth. 7. QUALITYThe contractor shall conduct a pre-submission quality review of all reports to assure compliance with this statement of work. E. Deliveries or Performance PAEI reports from the contractor must be provided to OPM-FIS within three business days of receipt of required identifying data on the Subjects from OPM-FIS. F. Contract Administration Data 1. LIMITATION OF TECHNICAL DIRECTION FROM THE CORa. Performance of work under this contract will be subject to the technical direction of the COR or a designated representative.b. Technical direction must be within the scope of Section D of the contract. The COR does not have the authority to issue any technical direction which:(1) constitutes a change of assignment of additional work outside Section D;(2) constitutes a change as defined in FAR clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -Commercial Items(3) in any manner causes an increase or decrease in the contract price or the time required for contract performance;(4) changes any of the terms, conditions or specifications of the contract; or(5) interferes with the contractor's right to perform under the terms and conditions of the contract. 2. CONTRACTOR'S INVOICESThe contractor can provide valid invoices monthly for work performed and accepted by the government for the duration of the pilot project. Invoices must be submitted following the procedures in OPM Clause 1752.232-70 (for large businesses) or 1752.232-73 (for small businesses). 3. CONTRACT TERMINATIONOPM agrees that if it exercises its right to terminate the contract pursuant to the provisions of FAR clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, termination will not apply to scheduled work, which shall be completed no later than the due date of the case after the issuance of the Notice of Termination as specified at FAR clause 52.249-2(a). G. Special Contract Requirements 1. CONTRACT TYPEThis contract is a firm fixed price contract, with 400 cases to be ordered for review under this pilot with an optional quantity of 400 additional cases. 2. NEGLIGENCE OR MISCONDUCT BY CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES OR SUBCONTRACTORSa. Because this contract is essential to the national security of the United States, all persons performing work under this contract are held to the highest ethical standard. The contractor shall exhibit high ethical and professional standards as set forth in pertinent OPM guidance in the performance of all fieldwork performed under this contract. At OPM's discretion, any contractor personnel may be immediately suspended or terminated from this contract for any cause deemed detrimental by OPM.b. Contractor personnel are not government employees and do not represent a business concern or other organization owned in whole or in part by the government, or substantially owned by one or more government employees. At no time shall any contractor personnel represent themselves as a government employee. The government shall not be liable for actions of contractor personnel performing under this contract.c. If any action or misconduct by a contractor employee or subcontractor that might adversely affect:(1) the integrity of an investigative product or OPM's automated system; (2) OPM's access to source information; (3) a Subject or source's privacy rights; (4) the security of investigative material or OPM equipment or facilities; (5) the individual's basic suitability to perform work under this contract; or (6) workplace safety, is of concern to OPM. is discovered by the contractor, the contractor shall immediately notify OPM of the adversarial individual's identity, the nature of the alleged negligence or misconduct and any investigations that may require review and/or reopening.d. Each contractor personnel working on this contract must sign a non-disclosure agreement and provide it to the Contracting Officer prior to work on the contract. 3. REQUIRED INSURANCEa. The contractor shall be solely responsible for procuring and maintaining all necessary insurance and any other licenses, bonds or approvals that may be required by State and local laws to perform the duties described under this contract if such licenses, bonds or approvals have been or would be found to be applicable by a court of competent jurisdiction. 4. RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS, PERSONAL INJURY OF CONTRACTOR PERSONNELa. The government will not be responsible or held liable for any loss, damage, personal injury or loss of life of contractor personnel, not caused by the fault, negligence or wrongful omission of the government, its agents or its employees, occurring at any time such personnel are entering, exiting, using or occupying government property or facilities in performance of this contract.b. The contractor shall be liable and will indemnify and hold harmless the government, its agents and employees, against all actions or claims for damages to persons, property, including death not caused by the fault, negligence, wrongful act or wrongful omission of the government, its agents or employees. The contractor shall be liable and will indemnify and hold harmless the government, its agents and employees against all action or claims for all damages to persons or property, including death arising or resulting from the fault, negligence, wrongful act or wrongful omission of the contractor personnel in accordance with the Federal Tort Claim Act (28 U.S.C. 2671-2680). 5. ALL ITEMS TO BECOME PROPERTY OF THE GOVERNMENTa. Title to all materials and work in process acquired or produced by the contractor for performance under this contract and chargeable thereto as well as title to all source data information and materials furnished to the government, together with all plans, systems analysis and design specifications and drawings, completed programs and documentation thereof, reports and listings, all tapes, disk files and all other items pertaining to the work and services to be performed pursuant to the agreement, including any copyright, are the property of the government during the performance period of the contract, and will remain with the government upon completion of the contract. The government will have the full right to use each of these for its purposes without compensation or approval on the part of the contractor. b. All materials furnished to and/or maintained or developed by the contractor in connection with performing work under this contract, such as operational instructions, reference and training material, and investigative lead lists will be the property of OPM.c. Nothing under this clause shall relieve the contractor or the government of any of their respective rights or obligations under this contract. 6. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATIONa. Except as otherwise specifically provided, any information made available to the contractor by the government will be used only for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this contract. It will not be divulged or made known in any manner to any persons except as may be necessary in the performance of the contract or other OPM approved system.b. In performance of this contract, the contractor assumes responsibility for protection of the confidentiality of government records and will ensure that its subcontractors, employees and consultants will also protect the confidentiality of government records. 7. LIMITED DISTRIBUTION OF DATA AND INFORMATIONa. Performance of this contract may require the contractor to have access to or use data and information which may be considered restricted by other customers. Disseminating or using such data or information, other than in performing this contract, could be adverse to the interest of the government and others.b. Contractor personnel shall not divulge or release data or information developed or obtained in connection with the performance of this contract to anyone other than authorized OPM personnel.c. Except as otherwise agreed to with a data owner, the contractor shall not use, disclose or reproduce proprietary data belonging to other customers and which bears a restrictive legend, other than as specifically required in performing this contract. Nothing in this provision shall be construed as:1. precluding the use of any data independently acquired by the contractor without such limitation; and2. prohibiting an agreement, at no cost or other obligation to the government, between the contractor and the data owner providing for greater rights to the contractor. 8. CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATAa. It is anticipated that the performance of this contract will require the contractor to have access to confidential data and information. In order to protect the interests of the parties with respect to such information and data, the contractor agrees:1. not to disclose the above types of information and data without the written consent of the Contracting Officer; and2. to abide by the restrictive legends contained on any such data. 9. ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTERESTa. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which could give rise to an organizational conflict of interest (OCI), as defined in FAR 9.5, Organizational and Consultants Conflicts of Interest, or that the contractor has disclosed all such relevant information.b. The contractor agrees that if an actual or potential OCI is discovered after award, the contractor shall make a full disclosure in writing to the Contracting Officer. This disclosure must include a description of actions, which the contractor has taken or proposes to take, after consultation with the Contracting Officer, to avoid, mitigate or neutralize the actual or potential conflict.c. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for the convenience, in whole or in part, if it deems such termination necessary to avoid an OCI. If the contractor was aware of a potential OCI prior to award or discovered an actual or potential conflict after award and did not disclose or misrepresented relevant information to the Contracting Office, the government may terminate the contract for default, debar the contractor from government contracting or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract.d. The contractor must include this clause in all subcontracts and in lower tier subcontracts unless a waiver is requested from, and granted by, the Contracting Officer.e. In the event that a requirement changes in such a way as to create a potential conflict of interest for the OPM will require the contractor and its employees to sign a non-disclosure form. 10. ACCESS TO CASE MATERIALa. OPM is responsible for the protection of its automated systems, the information processed by these systems and all investigative materials received, distributed or retained by FIS. To ensure fulfillment of this responsibility, OPM requires the contractor to adhere to all policies and procedures specified in the OPM-FIS Security Manual, NISPOM and OPM computer security policies.b. The contractor must be in complete compliance with all security requirements prior to starting work under this contractor and must maintain compliance throughout the life of the contract. c. If at any time during contract performance a contractor employee commits a computer security violation; OPM will immediately terminate the contractor's system access pending investigation. OPM may require the contractor to remove individuals from work on this contract, at any time, as a result of individual security violations. If at any time during contract performance it is determined that the contractor is not in full compliance with the security requirements of this contract, the government may immediately suspend performance under this contract and require the immediate return of all case materials to the government at full contractor expense. Any work suspension resulting from a security lapse will not be subject to equitable adjustment; all costs incurred shall be borne by the contractor. 11. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION/PRIVACY ACT PROVISIONSa. The contractor shall perform certain processes that must meet the requirements of OPM/Central 9 System of Records, "Personnel Investigation Records" (58 Fed. Reg. 19184 (1993)) to accomplish any agency function under the Privacy Act, see 5 U.S.C. 552a, 5 CFR Part 293. See also FAR Clauses 52.224-1 and 52.224-2. Violation of the Privacy Act may involve imposition of criminal penalties. These records are considered "agency records" subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). See 5 U.S.C. 552. These records may be released by OPM in accordance with applicable FOIA provisions.b. Safeguarding Information - OPM regulations require safeguarding information about individuals (see 5 CFR 293.106(b) and 293.107). The contractor shall provide acceptable secured capability for investigative materials. All materials, including investigative notes and computer files, must be locked in a secured area when not under the direct supervision of contractor personnel. H. Period of Performance The period of performance is one (1) year. I. Instructions to OfferorsThe provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. Addenda to 52.212-1: 1. Proposal Response Due Date Proposals shall be received no later than 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), July 26, 2016. Proposals submitted in response to this notice shall include the solicitation number in the subject line and be signed, dated and submitted via email to gabriel.lansberry@opm.gov and leslie.henderson@opm.gov. Offerors are solely responsible for ensuring their proposals are received at the designated time and place for receipt of proposals. 2. Proposal Submission InstructionsTechnical and Pricing proposals MUST be in two separate volumes- Each of the parts shall be separate and complete, so that evaluation of one may be accomplished independently of and concurrently with the evaluation of the others. If your technical and price proposal is not submitted in two separate files, your response to this solicitation will be considered non-responsive and withdrawn from consideration. Responsiveness- Only those proposals that fully meet all the requirements as outlined in the PWS and that respond to the Instructions to Offerors will be considered responsive, which will receive further consideration and continue in this procurement action. All Non- Responsive offerors will not receive any further consideration and will be eliminated from this procurement action. The submission shall be clearly indexed and logically assembled. Each volume shall be clearly identified and shall begin at the top of a page. All pages of each volume shall be appropriately numbered and identified by the complete company name, date and solicitation number in the header and/or footer. A Table of Contents should be created. Files shall use the following Page Setup parameters: Margins - Top, Bottom, Left, Right - 1"Gutter - 0"From Edge - Header, Footer - 0.5"Page Size, Width - 8.5"Page Size, Height - 11" The following additional restrictions apply: • Each paragraph shall be separated by at least one blank line. • A standard, 11-point minimum font size applies. • Tables and illustrations may use a reduced font size not less than 8-point and may be landscape. Proposal page limits are as follows: • Technical Proposal - 15 pages maximum• Price Proposal - no page limit Proposals that exceed the page limits above will be considered non-responsive and will not be given any further consideration. Page numbers, headers and footers may be within the page margins ONLY, and are not bound by the font requirements. Company logos are prohibited with the exception of the Title Page. The page limits are applicable to graphs, tables, drawings and any other attachments submitted with the proposals and not specifically excluded by the solicitation. Any index, table of contents, glossary, company brochures, etc. will not be included in the maximum page limitation. The technical proposal shall consist of a written response to each of the technical evaluation factors identified in FAR 52.212-2:- Factor 1: Past Performance- Factor 2: Knowledge and Application of the Adjudicative Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Information- Factor 3: Demonstration that the vendor is compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act The price proposal shall consist of the following:- Submission of information as required per FAR 52.212-1(b)- Completion of Attachment 2 - Pricing Sheet- Completion of FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items 3. Communications and Questions All communications and questions concerning this solicitation including requests for clarification shall be made in writing to gabriel.lansberry@opm.gov and leslie.henderson@opm.gov. All questions and OPM's response will be answered and provided to all offerors via posting on www.fbo.gov. Same/similar questions will be grouped together for a single response. Responses to questions will not reference the inquiring interested vendor. The due date for communications and questions concerning this solicitation are due NO LATER THAN 4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on July 19, 2016. Electronic submission of questions and comments shall be emailed to gabriel.lansberry@opm.gov and leslie.henderson@opm.gov. For submission of questions and comments, refer to the specific text of this solicitation. Use the following header in the email subject line. Subject: RFP No. OPM1516T0005- Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Publicly Available Electronic Information. Reference: RFP Section , Paragraph(s) , Page(s) . As soon as an offeror is aware of any problem or ambiguity in the specifications, terms or conditions, instructions or evaluation criteria of this solicitation, they must notify the OPM Contracting Officer listed above. Note: Communications with officials other than the OPM Contracting Officer / Contracting Specialist may compromise the competitiveness of this acquisition and result in the cancellation of the solicitation and/or exclusion of your proposal. All communications MUST be in writing and submitted via email to the Contracting Specialist listed above. J. Evaluation CriteriaThe provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition: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:Factor 1: Past Performance: demonstrates experience with other federal government agencies performing similar work within the last three years, to include samples of both a favorable and a non-favorable PAEI report that demonstrate requirements outlined in this document; demonstrates ability to accurately match Subjects with their on-line identity; demonstrates experience in providing secure receipt, retention and delivery of agency data resulting in securely delivered reports; and demonstrates the ability to protect the Subject's 1st amendment rights through proper reporting of the information per the requirements of this statement of work. Factor 2: Knowledge and Application of the Adjudicative Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Information: demonstrates knowledge of the adjudicative guidelines; demonstrates how the adjudicative guidelines are applied in the final report ensuring reports only include relevant information as defined by the adjudicative guidelines. Factor 3: Demonstration that the vendor is compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act Factor 4: Price: will be evaluated to determine if it is: • Realistic for the work to be performed• A reflection of a clear understanding of the requirementsTechnical and past performance, when combined, are significantly more important than 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. K. Applicable FAR Provisions and Clauses:52.252-2 -- Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998)This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): ___http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffara.htm______________________ ____https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefar______________52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (MAY 2015)(Incorporated by Reference) Provisions and Clauses Incorporated by Full Text:52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications (DEC 2014) The Contractor's representations and certifications, including those completed electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM), are incorporated by reference into the contract. 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (April 2016) The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (r) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program."Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service-(1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or(2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties."Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner."Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees."Inverted domestic corporation", means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). "Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except-(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) PSG 88, Live Animals; (4) PSG 89, Subsistence; (5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) PSC 9610, Ores; (9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture."Predecessor" means an entity that is replaced by a successor and includes any predecessors of the predecessor."Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-(1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan;(2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;(4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or(6) Have been voluntarily suspended."Sensitive technology"-(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically-(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"-(1) Means a small business concern-(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation."Small disadvantaged business concern", consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that-(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by-(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition."Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned-(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation."Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans."Successor" means an entity that has replaced a predecessor by acquiring the assets and carrying out the affairs of the predecessor under a new name (often through acquisition or merger). The term "successor" does not include new offices/divisions of the same company or a company that only changes its name. The extent of the responsibility of the successor for the liabilities of the predecessor may vary, depending on State law and specific circumstances."Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program" (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127), means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States.(b)(1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ______________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (r) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any.These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer.Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply.(1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it □ is, □ is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it □ is, □ is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, that it □ is, □ is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it □ is, □ is not a women-owned small business concern. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It □ is,□ is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation.(7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It □ is, □ is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it □ is a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:____________________________________ (10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that- (i) It □ is, □ is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR Part 126; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR Part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation.(d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246-(1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that-(i) It □ has, □ has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and(ii) It □ has, □ has not filed all required compliance reports.(2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It □ has developed and has on file, □ has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 cfr parts 60-1 and 60-2), or(ii) It □ has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor.(e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item" "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25.

Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract for Supplmental Architect/Engineer Services for the State of New Mexico

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published July 19, 2016  -  Deadline August 23, 2016
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General Information                        Document Type:         Presolicitation            Solicitation Number:   GS-07-P-16-HH-D-7002            Posted Date:              July 19, 2016            Response Date:          August  23, 2016            Archive Date:             N/A            Classification Code:    C-Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services            Title:                         Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract  (IDIQ)  for Supplemental Architect/Engineer Services for the State of New MexicoDescription  1.  CONTRACT INFORMATION:  a. General. The General Services Administration (GSA) is soliciting Architectural and Engineering (A-E) services for the State of New Mexico.  This acquisition is being procured in accordance with Public Law (PL) 92-582, formally known as the Brooks Act as implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.6. The firm selected for negotiation will be based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work.  This procurement is set-aside exclusively for small businesses. The North American Industrial Classification System Code (NAICS) applicable to this project is 541310, Architectural Services, which has a size standard of $7.5 million in average annual receipts. GSA proposes to award one indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for supplemental A-E services for the State of New Mexico.  The secondary contract areas will be the States of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.  This IDIQ contract will be negotiated and awarded for one (1) one-year base period and four (4) one-year option periods.  The minimum guaranteed contract amount is $1,000 for the base year only.  There is no limit on the number of task orders or the size of a project; however, the total cumulative task orders amount shall not exceed $15 million for the entire five year contract period.  b. Contract Award Procedure:  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 http://www.sam.gov.  The Government will not indemnify the firm against liability involving asbestos or other hazardous materials, that is, no clause holding the firm harmless will be included in the contract. A Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) IDIQ contract will result from this solicitation, including profit, overhead and hourly rates for anticipated disciplines and for use in negotiating FFP task orders. Missing even one (1) required element will be grounds to determine the firm as non-responsive and be eliminated from further consideration.  A supplemental architect-engineer Lookup Table for pricing task orders for projects with an estimated construction cost of up to $2 million will be included in the contract. The Government will use the fixed price amount in the Lookup Table which will be a function of project size, type, and complexity. The Lookup Table will be provided to the A-E during initial contract negotiations.    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.  d. Pre-Proposal Conference:  A pre-proposal conference for this synopsis will be held on August 2, 2016 from 2:00 PM -3:00 PM Central Standard Time at the following call in number 866-564-9718 and the passcode is 1817722  The purpose of the conference is to explain the requirements and answer questions from potential Offerors.  2.  PROJECT INFORMATION:  The A-E firm selected shall primarily provide design and estimating services for repair, replace and alteration projects in Federal Office Buildings, Federal Courthouses and Land Ports of Entry.  "Design" primarily includes site observations, design in phases, construction documents, design clarifications and record drawings.  "Estimating" primarily includes budget estimates, market analysis, detailed construction estimating in phases and bid technical analysis.  Estimates are required to be within 5% +/- and must have shell and tenant improvement breakdowns.  More than 50% of GSA owned buildings qualify for historic designation.  Construction cost on the majority of these projects is less than Prospectus level (currently $2.85 million).  Disciplines required in task orders will primarily be architectural, mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety, estimating specialist and sometimes structural.  While these building types, tasks, disciplines and expertise are needed for a significant percentage of orders, other building types, tasks, disciplines and expertise will be required.  Therefore, adaptability should be demonstrated.  Other tasks and related disciplines examples include pre-planning services, design programming, optimizing design selections (considering different performance and building characteristics, and life cycle cost impacts), Feasibility Studies (preliminary planning project alternative assessments).  Cost Management Services including preparation of budget, cost modeling, performing market research, economic studies, multiple-stage estimating with specific breakout totals, complex budgetary control with oversight management and analysis.  Construction Management and Inspection which is construction observation within the context of Federal Government supervision, advanced quality control monitoring with related testing and multi-phased turnover services.  Commissioning and start-up planning, including forecasting start-up duration, estimating start-up costs, determining start-up objectives, and organizing start-up teams and team assignments, developing technical services requirements for performance standards and goals, start-up with calibration, quality assurance and quality control to manage a project's functional expectations of features and systems that contributes to the overall building performance goals.  Obtaining O&M material, plus scheduling and/or supervising O&M training.  Providing occupancy planning including development of move schedules, inventory lists and move coordination.  Post Construction Services, such as performing one-year post-occupancy reporting analysis, facilities performance evaluations, technology application assessments, post occupancy evaluations, post-occupancy systems management with diagnostics and assisting GSA in the formulation of lessons learned.  Diagnostics expertise required for problem identification and resolution including thermography, equipment load measurements, acoustic performance, lighting quality, moisture content in material, air/water conditions, and contaminant level measurements, nominal destructive investigation or construction for building systems, subsystems, components, equipment, and materials addressing such critical features as building walls/glazing, roofing, HVAC equipment, plumbing, electrical systems, building automation/controls, security systems, fire suppression, alarm, communication systems, and vertical transportation. Many other services are included such as civil design, energy conservation audits, risk assessments, blast resistance studies, progressive collapse assessments, seismic safety studies, high-wind resistance design, physical security design, sustainability and a lot more.  3.  SELECTION CRITERIA:  Selection Criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance.  (a) Quality In Design:  All designs are required to achieve excellence in aesthetics and technical design.  Information requested for placement in the SF 330, Section H, including the Portfolios and Design Approach Statements, will be evaluated for outstanding talent in both architecture and engineering.  Design solutions will be evaluated for above standard talent, application, execution and performance.  Design Approach Statements will be evaluated for the lead designers' commitment to excellence in their profession and the demonstrated application for excellence in their designs.  Evaluation will also consider business philosophy, customer service philosophy and level of care.    Exceptional designs will receive higher ranking in the respective ranking categories over firms with modest designs.  Expertise with issues such as energy conservation, energy modeling, life cycle cost analysis, sustainability, alternative energy application and related items will receive a higher ranking over firms demonstrating general design experience only.  Measured, quantified and verifiable documentation of "before and after" performance of systems will receive a higher ranking in the respective ranking categories over firms espousing adherence to excellence.  Expertise with complex customers such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Courts and U. S. Marshals will receive a higher ranking in the respective ranking categories over firms demonstrating simple experience with moderately complex customers.  Consideration will be given for design awards in both architecture and engineering disciplines based on type and relative application.  (b) Experience, Performance, Technical Ability and Professional Acumen: Proposals will be evaluated on the team's demonstrated experience, performance, technical abilities, application of standard of care and exceptional care. Key personnel of the team who will be directly involved in providing the contract services will be evaluated on education, project experience, ability to work in team effectively, technical ability and other relevant qualifications that will provide the best opportunity for the successful completion of task orders under this contract. Additionally, proposals will be evaluated on how the proposed team will provide exceptional care with such concepts as unique insight, superior judgment, strategic management, incorporated risk analysis, pragmatic designs, optimal design selections or other expertise. Furthermore, past performance/experience will be evaluated on successful past performance based on example projects from the owner, and/or peer and teammate point of view. The Government may also use corporate knowledge when evaluating this factor. There will be an evaluation of the team's ability to bring projects in on contract required budgets +/- 5% and tracking/controlling costs.  (c) Management, Organization, Production and Quality Control: Evaluation will be made on the management of the professionals, projects, and products; the quality of construction documents, and quality of the effort. Proposals will be evaluated on how teams are organized, effectiveness of the organization, how well the teams works together, how they will maintain good working relationships; that roles, responsibilities and authorities are clearly established; how the teams can be proactive or responsive to emerging situations, conducting situation evaluations and make midcourse corrections.  Evaluation will be on communication, is there a plan and commitment to timely communications; are communications defined, clear, and efficient and demonstrate how stakeholders are included.  Proposals will be evaluated on demonstrated ability to execute constructible and biddable construction documents on high quality design while meeting schedules; providing well-coordinated drawings within each discipline, across disciplines, with specifications and shows a clear understanding of how the team uses specifications in controlling construction cost.  Consideration will be given for handling, overseeing, scheduling and staffing projects with the inconsistent and unpredictable issuance of task orders; how small projects repair, replacement and alteration work will effect attention given to projects; is there a strategy for designing and producing all work within the negotiated fee and is there a quality assurance approach in meeting the requirements of the Statement of Work.  (d) Construction Management and Inspection Capability: Proposals will be evaluated on experience and capability of the firm and consultants with respect to complete construction management as agent, construction observation and Management and Inspection services for projects during the construction phase of the described projects. There will be an evaluation of the proposed quality control during construction, communications, structure of service, experience of those involved, how effort is processed and managed, how costs are controlled and on a clear understanding of how the team uses specifications to assist in management during construction.  (e) Location in and Knowledge of Geographical Area:  The evaluation will consider the team's ability to accomplish at least 35 percent of the required A/E services by a firm located within the geographical delineated area.  The evaluation will also consider knowledge of local conditions within the geographical area including tactical, operational, strategic issues for all areas of construction related to the key disciplines as well as design and bidding. This will include everything from supply, labor force, weather and seismic conditions, to the local construction climate's impact on cost estimating.  There will also be consideration given to how key team members can conduct pre-design site review of the proposed work without incurring extra cost to the government for travel.  4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS  Once the proposal is submitted, and prior to award, any replacements or substitutions of any personnel or consultants may deem your proposal unacceptable. It is critical to propose personnel that have a high level of certainty that they will be available to perform the duties under this contract for the duration of the contract. Any and all changes made after the initial submission of your technical proposal will be re-evaluated for technical sufficiency and may negatively affect the order of your technical rating as initially established.  Interested firms having the qualifications to meet these requirements are invited to submit their proposal using Standard Form 330 along with a letter of interest.  Please be specific, provide pertinent and requested information. Vague, relative and general information will be discounted.  Projects completed five (5) years before the issuance of this solicitation will not be considered.  Only the top rated firms will be recommended for interview by the screening board, based solely on their written response to this announcement and reference contacts.  Include a Part II (General Qualification) for each firm that is part of the proposed team.  While selection will be based on best technically qualified for small repair, replacement, and alteration work; examples may include new, large or highly complex projects.  SF-330, Section C: Section C may be modified to provide more than six proposed team members. However, prioritize team members and use the first slots for those that are most important to creating the best well rounded team or demonstrate your concentrated areas of expertise.  It is recommended that firms creating a well-rounded team or demonstrating concentrated areas of expertise listed in Section C, also be included in Section F.  SF-330, Section D:  Include an organization chart of the team.  Enclose Section D within the required Section H Communication Plan.  SF-330, Section E, "Resumes of Key Personnel Proposed for This Contract", Item 13, "Role in This Contract".  Only a few individuals in the lead firm and prime consultants will work with the GSA team members on a regular basis.  GSA considers these individuals as the "Key Personnel".  Those individuals should be prioritized and placed in the first few pages of Section E with those roles clearly noted in Item 13.  Therefore, if the Project Manager is integrally involved in the task orders that individual might be written in this box as "Key: PM, lead for all task orders" or if multiple duty "KEY: PM, In House Hist. Pres., Constructability QA".  CEOs and other executive personnel should not be submitted as "Key" unless they have direct responsibility for accomplishing the task orders.  Important team members or consultants that would have a primary but not regular role can be placed after the initial "Key" designation.  Therefore box 13 could have the designation "Primary Spec Writer and Constructability Coordinator", or "Historic Preservationist Specialist", or "Prime: Civil Engineer" or other important team designation.  It is required that you include the Lead Architectural Designer, Lead Engineering Designer and the Primary Point of Contact that would be responsible for managing this contract and assigning task orders in Section E.  It is recommended that personnel directly responsible for work submitted in Section F should also be included in Section E.  SF330, Section F: Form may not be modified.  As stated in the SF330 provide example projects which best illustrate proposed team's qualifications for this contract and provide a brief description of the project and relevance to this contract.  Projects should demonstrate ability to successfully accomplish a wide range of project types, sizes and budgets.  At least six (6) out of the ten (10) projects must have construction completed. Three (3) out of the ten (10) must be directly attributable to the Lead Designer.  It is important to carefully match example project titles used in different areas of the proposal for clarity.  This is particularly true of example projects used in Section F and Section H.  SF330, Section H: Quality in Design:  Submit a portfolio representative of the lead architectural designer's ability to provide high quality in design (not to exceed 5 projects) and include a design approach statement (not to exceed 2 pages).  Each example project should include no more than 3 single sided pages. Photographs, sketches and drawings are welcome. HVAC Mechanical engineering is considered the primary discipline regarding high quality engineering design for this contract.  Submit a portfolio representative of the lead mechanical designer's abilities to provide high quality in design (not to exceed 3 projects) and include a design approach statement (not to exceed 1 page).  Each example project should include no more than 2 single sided pages and should include project challenges, application of design intent, objective details, performance outcomes, other pertinent facts including verifiable information and other information that can substantiate application. Forensic analyses projects are welcome and can be a separate category. Consideration will be giving for facts, metrics, before and after performance data and measurable energy savings. Other disciplines that are exceptional should follow the ME's write up.  Include a Management Plan (not to exceed 3 pages) with a clear plan of the team's overall management philosophy that includes; project assignment methodology and approach; a plan on management of small projects repair, replacement and alteration work; a plan for designing and producing all work within the negotiated fee; a plan on designing projects that will meet the Government's limited construction budgets; and a plan for scheduling that includes a subheading on managing and scheduling projects with the Government's unpredictable issuance of task orders in terms of number, importance and urgency.  The Management Plan shall include a proactive plan to meet FAR 36.203(a) and bringing projects in on contract required tolerance of +/- 5%. Consideration will be given for a plan or demonstrated method to lower construction costs using specifications.  Provide a Communication Plan clearly articulating the strategy and overall approach to communication.  Include goals, roles, responsibilities and technology. Provide plan on how the team will be proactive on evaluations [in-house and other], being responsive to an issue, midcourse corrections, emerging situations and any additional information. A firm's formal Communicates Plan may be included as an exhibit. Include a plan or exhibit for communicating with GSA on the base contract and for the typical design phase task order. Consideration will be given for including a simplified construction phase communications plan. Consideration will be given for communicating base contract information, tasks orders information, P100 and other guides to more junior staff.  Past Performance Documentation (for each sample project submitted in Section F):  Provide copies of any performance evaluations or owner review of firm's performance;  Provide an owner point of contact including name, title, address and current phone number, as references will be contacted; Provide copies (or listing) of awards; Provide copies of letters of appreciation and commendations. Teams must be able to demonstrate successful past performance on example projects from the owner, and/or; peer and teammate point of view.  NOTE: SF 330, Part 1, Section E, "Resumes of Key Personnel Proposed for This Contract", Item 13, "Role in This Contract". In addition to the role in this contract, employees should be clearly identified as to whether they are direct or contract employees of the firm they are proposed under.  All responsible Architectural or Engineering firms wishing to be considered must submit  electronic copies of completed Standard Form (SF) 330 and other pertinent information (see FAR 53.236-2(b)). Your electronic copies can be submitted as a jump drive or via email.  It is the submitting firm's responsibly to verify that the data is recorded on the electronic device or received via email. All proposals must be received NLT 5:00 PM Central Standard Time on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. No fax or paper documents will be accepted. Proposals must be addressed to the primary contract specialist.  LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Jennifer Majdeski (cube 12B-385)819 Taylor Street 12B1Fort Worth, TX 76102-6114Jennifer.majdeski@gsa.gov  

Maintenance Hangar -Fort Carson, CO

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published April 22, 2016  -  Deadline July 26, 2016
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On or about 06 May 2016, this office will issue Request for Proposals for design and construction of the 4th ID CAB ATTACK BATTALION MAINTENANCE HANGAR P.N. 77305 (FY15). The solicitation will close on or about 26 July 2016. This solicitation is UNRESTRICTED AND OPEN TO BOTH LARGE AND SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION. The Government intends to hold a Pre-Proposal Site Visit for all interested parties at Fort Carson CAB Project Office, Bldg 9658, 10286 Butts Road, Fort Carson, CO on MAY 18, 2016. All contractors, sub-contractors, designers and sub consultants are encouraged to attend. Prior to the site visit each party must submit, via fax or e-mail, the firm's name, address, point of contact, telephone number, and names of personnel planning to attend. Provide the required information to: US Army Corps of Engineers: Restationing Office, Bldg 9658Attn: Jake WiegmannPhone: (719) 528-0518Fax: (719) 526-2436Email: Jacob.D.Wiegmann@usace.army.mil See ‘Obtaining Solicitation Documents' below. Project Description: This project includes an 115,500 SF Maintenance Hangar and a total of 10,000 SF Airfield Maintenance Equipment Storage. Work includes an aircraft maintenance hangar, administration office, troop storage, shop van covered storage, Ground Support Equipment (GSE)covered storage, parts and tool storage, aviation operations, airfield aprons, hangar access aprons, aircraft washing apron, Paints, Oils and Lubricants storage, a hazardous waste storage facility, building information systems, fire protection and alarm systems, Intrusion Detection System (IDS) installation and Energy Monitoring Control Systems (EMCS) connection. Demolition of two facilities with total area of 84,979 SF. Supporting facilities include site development, site improvements, utilities and connections, lighting, paving, parking, walks, curbs and gutters, storm drainage, information systems, landscaping and signage. Furniture and equipment layout is in development for all spaces. Furniture and equipment procurement will be addressed in the bidding schedule during the development of the project design. The facility is to be designed to a minimum 50-year life. Energy efficiencies of the facility will be met through improved building envelope and integrated building systems performance. This hangar facility is to be designed to be NetZero Ready. The POL Storage Building is a 200 square feet structure for the storage of POL materials. The Hazardous Waste Storage is a 200 square feet structure for the storage of hazardous waste. The estimated design and construction cost of this project is between $30M-$50M. Bidders (Offerors): Please be advised of on-line registration requirement for Contractor Registration and for Representations and Certifications Application is now located in System for Award Management ‘SAM' database https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. The representations and certifications section in SAM are required to be updated annually as a minimum to keep information current, accurate and complete. The electronic annual representations and certifications are effective until one year from date of submission or update to SAM. Obtaining Solicitation Documents: Solicitation documents will be posted to the web via Federal Business Opportunities (https://www.fbo.gov/). Registering is required to access solicitation documents. Federal Business Opportunities provides secure access to acquisition-related information, synopsis or pre-solicitation notices and amendments. Summary of access requirements to solicitations is as follows: 1. Use the ‘Keyword/Solicitation #' to locate the project ‘by entering the solicitation number' or use the advanced search features offered in the ‘Opportunities' tab followed by the ‘Advanced Search' tab. 2. By using the ‘login' feature, it allows additional search features and allows you to keep your searches. Login might be required on some solicitations that are considered restricted.3. Once you have located your project, click on link to solicitation to view the project. Files may be downloaded from the column on the right side reading ‘All Files' or from the ‘Packages' tab.4. If you want other vendors, sub-contractors or contractors to contact you, click on the ‘Interested Vendors' tab and then ‘Add me to Interested Vendors' link at the bottom of the page. Questions regarding contractual matters should be made to the Contract Specialist, Denise Cramer at (402) 995-2057. Questions and/or comments relative to the technical documents should be submitted via Bidder Inquiry in ProjNet at: https://www.projnet.org/projnet/. A bidder inquiry key will be included in the solicitation.

Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract for Supplemental Architect/Engineer Services for Central Texas

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published June 15, 2016  -  Deadline July 19, 2016
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General Information                        Document Type:         Presolicitation           Solicitation Number:    GS-07-P-16-HH-D-7001           Posted Date:               June 15, 2016           Response Date:           July 19, 2016           Archive Date:              N/A           Classification Code:    C-Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services           Title:                            Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQ)                                               for Supplemental Architect/Engineer Services for                                                Central Texas  Description  1.  CONTRACT INFORMATION:a. General. The General Services Administration (GSA) is soliciting Architectural and Engineering (A-E) services for Central Texas.  This acquisition is being procured in accordance with Public Law (PL) 92-582, formally known as the Brooks Act as implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.6. The firm selected for negotiation will be based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work.  This procurement is unrestricted.This announcement is open to all businesses regardless of size as stated above. If a large business is selected for this proposed contract, it must comply with FAR 52.219-9 regarding the requirement for a subcontracting plan. The current subcontracting goals are as follows: Small Business 29%, Small Disadvantaged Business 5%, Woman Owned Small Business 5%, HUB Zone Small Business 3%, Veteran Owned Small Business 3%, and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business 3%. The subcontracting plan is not required with this submittal.  The North American Industrial Classification System Code (NAICS) applicable to this project is 541310, Architectural Services, which has a size standard of $7.5 million in average annual receipts. GSA proposes to award one indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for supplemental AE services for Central Texas, which currently includes, but is not limited to, the following counties: Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazos, Brooks, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Coke, Comal, Concho, Coryell, Crockett, De Witt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Falls, Fayette, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hays, Hidalgo, Houston, Irion, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Live Oak, Llano, Madison, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Milam, Mills, Nueces, Real, Refugio, Robertson, Runnels, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Starr, Sterling, Sutton, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Walker, Washington, Webb, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata and Zavala.  The secondary contract areas will be the rest of Texas and the States of New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.  This IDIQ contract will be negotiated and awarded for one (1) one-year base period and four (4) one-year option periods.  The minimum guaranteed contract amount is $1,000 for the base year only.  There is no limit on the number of task orders or the size of a project; however, the total cumulative task orders amount shall not exceed $15 million for the entire five year contract period.  b. Contract Award Procedure:  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 http://www.sam.gov.  The Government will not indemnify the firm against liability involving asbestos or other hazardous materials, that is, no clause holding the firm harmless will be included in the contract. A Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) IDIQ contract will result from this solicitation, including profit, overhead and hourly rates for anticipated disciplines and for use in negotiating FFP task orders. Missing even one (1) required element will be grounds to determine the firm as non-responsive and be eliminated from further consideration.  A supplemental architect-engineer Lookup Table for pricing task orders for projects with an estimated construction cost of up to $2 million will be included in the contract. The Government will use the fixed price amount in the Lookup Table which will be a function of project size, type, and complexity. The Lookup Table will be provided to the A-E during initial contract negotiations.    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.  d. Pre-Proposal Conference:  A pre-proposal conference for this synopsis will be held on June 28, 2016 from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM Central Standard Time at the following call in number 866-564-9718 and the passcode is 1817722  The purpose of the conference is to explain the requirements and answer questions from potential Offerors.  2.  PROJECT INFORMATION:  The A-E firm selected shall primarily provide design and estimating services for repair, replace and alteration projects in Federal Office Buildings, Federal Courthouses and Land Ports of Entry.  "Design" primarily includes site observations, design in phases, construction documents, design clarifications and record drawings.  "Estimating" primarily includes budget estimates, market analysis, detailed construction estimating in phases and bid technical analysis.  Estimates are required to be within 5% +/- and must have shell and tenant improvement breakdowns.  More than 50% of GSA owned buildings qualify for historic designation.  Construction cost on the majority of these projects is less than Prospectus level (currently $2.85 million).  Disciplines required in task orders will primarily be architectural, mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety, estimating specialist and sometimes structural.  While these building types, tasks, disciplines and expertise are needed for a significant percentage of orders, other building types, tasks, disciplines and expertise will be required.  Therefore, adaptability should be demonstrated.  Other tasks and related disciplines examples include pre-planning services, design programming, optimizing design selections (considering different performance and building characteristics, and life cycle cost impacts), Feasibility Studies (preliminary planning project alternative assessments).  Cost Management Services including preparation of budget, cost modeling, performing market research, economic studies, multiple-stage estimating with specific breakout totals, complex budgetary control with oversight management and analysis.  Construction Management and Inspection which is construction observation within the context of Federal Government supervision, advanced quality control monitoring with related testing and multi-phased turnover services.  Commissioning and start-up planning, including forecasting start-up duration, estimating start-up costs, determining start-up objectives, and organizing start-up teams and team assignments, developing technical services requirements for performance standards and goals, start-up with calibration, quality assurance and quality control to manage a project's functional expectations of features and systems that contributes to the overall building performance goals.  Obtaining O&M material, plus scheduling and/or supervising O&M training.  Providing occupancy planning including development of move schedules, inventory lists and move coordination.  Post Construction Services, such as performing one-year post-occupancy reporting analysis, facilities performance evaluations, technology application assessments, post occupancy evaluations, post-occupancy systems management with diagnostics and assisting GSA in the formulation of lessons learned.  Diagnostics expertise required for problem identification and resolution including thermography, equipment load measurements, acoustic performance, lighting quality, moisture content in material, air/water conditions, and contaminant level measurements, nominal destructive investigation or construction for building systems, subsystems, components, equipment, and materials addressing such critical features as building walls/glazing, roofing, HVAC equipment, plumbing, electrical systems, building automation/controls, security systems, fire suppression, alarm, communication systems, and vertical transportation. Many other services are included such as civil design, energy conservation audits, risk assessments, blast resistance studies, progressive collapse assessments, seismic safety studies, high-wind resistance design, physical security design, sustainability and a lot more.  3.  SELECTION CRITERIA:  Selection Criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance.  (a) Quality In Design:  All designs are required to achieve excellence in aesthetics and technical design.  Information requested for placement in the SF 330, Section H, including the Portfolios and Design Approach Statements, will be evaluated for outstanding talent in both architecture and engineering.  Design solutions will be evaluated for above standard talent, application, execution and performance.  Design Approach Statements will be evaluated for the lead designers' commitment to excellence in their profession and the demonstrated application for excellence in their designs.  Evaluation will also consider business philosophy, customer service philosophy and level of care.  Exceptional designs will receive higher ranking in the respective ranking categories over firms with modest designs.  Expertise with issues such as energy conservation, energy modeling, life cycle cost analysis, sustainability, alternative energy application and related items will receive a higher ranking over firms demonstrating general design experience only.  Measured, quantified and verifiable documentation of "before and after" performance of systems will receive a higher ranking in the respective ranking categories over firms espousing adherence to excellence.  Expertise with complex customers such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Courts and U. S. Marshals will receive a higher ranking in the respective ranking categories over firms demonstrating simple experience with moderately complex customers.  Consideration will be given for design awards in both architecture and engineering disciplines based on type and relative application.  (b) Experience, Performance, Technical Ability and Professional Acumen: Proposals will be evaluated on the team's demonstrated experience, performance, technical abilities, application of standard of care and exceptional care. Key personnel of the team who will be directly involved in providing the contract services will be evaluated on education, project experience, ability to work in team effectively, technical ability and other relevant qualifications that will provide the best opportunity for the successful completion of task orders under this contract. Additionally, proposals will be evaluated on how the proposed team will provide exceptional care with such concepts as unique insight, superior judgment, strategic management, incorporated risk analysis, pragmatic designs, optimal design selections or other expertise. Furthermore, past performance/experience will be evaluated on successful past performance based on example projects from the owner, and/or peer and teammate point of view. The Government may also use corporate knowledge when evaluating this factor. There will be an evaluation of the team's ability to bring projects in on contract required budgets +/- 5% and tracking/controlling costs.  (c) Management, Organization, Production and Quality Control: Evaluation will be made on the management of the professionals, projects, and products; the quality of construction documents, and quality of the effort. Proposals will be evaluated on how teams are organized, effectiveness of the organization, how well the teams works together, how they will maintain good working relationships; that roles, responsibilities and authorities are clearly established; how the teams can be proactive or responsive to emerging situations, conducting situation evaluations and make midcourse corrections.  Evaluation will be on communication, is there a plan and commitment to timely communications; are communications defined, clear, and efficient and demonstrate how stakeholders are included.  Proposals will be evaluated on demonstrated ability to execute constructible and biddable construction documents on high quality design while meeting schedules; providing well-coordinated drawings within each discipline, across disciplines, with specifications and shows a clear understanding of how the team uses specifications in controlling construction cost.  Consideration will be given for handling, overseeing, scheduling and staffing projects with the inconsistent and unpredictable issuance of task orders; how small projects repair, replacement and alteration work will effect attention given to projects; is there a strategy for designing and producing all work within the negotiated fee and is there a quality assurance approach in meeting the requirements of the Statement of Work.  (d) Construction Management and Inspection Capability: Proposals will be evaluated on experience and capability of the firm and consultants with respect to complete construction management as agent, construction observation and Management and Inspection services for projects during the construction phase of the described projects. There will be an evaluation of the proposed quality control during construction, communications, structure of service, experience of those involved, how effort is processed and managed, how costs are controlled and on a clear understanding of how the team uses specifications to assist in management during construction.  (e) Location in and Knowledge of Geographical Area:  The evaluation will consider the team's ability to accomplish at least 35 percent of the required A/E services by a firm located within the geographical delineated area.  The evaluation will also consider knowledge of local conditions within the geographical area including tactical, operational, strategic issues for all areas of construction related to the key disciplines as well as design and bidding. This will include everything from supply, labor force, weather and seismic conditions, to the local construction climate's impact on cost estimating.  There will also be consideration given to how key team members can conduct pre-design site review of the proposed work without incurring extra cost to the government for travel.  4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS  Once the proposal is submitted, and prior to award, any replacements or substitutions of any personnel or consultants may deem your proposal unacceptable. It is critical to propose personnel that have a high level of certainty that they will be available to perform the duties under this contract for the duration of the contract. Any and all changes made after the initial submission of your technical proposal will be re-evaluated for technical sufficiency and may negatively affect the order of your technical rating as initially established.  Interested firms having the qualifications to meet these requirements are invited to submit their proposal using Standard Form 330 along with a letter of interest.  Please be specific, provide pertinent and requested information. Vague, relative and general information will be discounted.  Projects completed five (5) years before the issuance of this solicitation will not be considered.  Only the top rated firms will be recommended for interview by the screening board, based solely on their written response to this announcement and reference contacts.  Include a Part II (General Qualification) for each firm that is part of the proposed team.  While selection will be based on best technically qualified for small repair, replacement, and alteration work; examples may include new, large or highly complex projects.  SF-330, Section C: Section C may be modified to provide more than six proposed team members. However, prioritize team members and use the first slots for those that are most important to creating the best well rounded team or demonstrate your concentrated areas of expertise.  It is recommended that firms creating a well-rounded team or demonstrating concentrated areas of expertise listed in Section C, also be included in Section F.  SF-330, Section D:  Include an organization chart of the team.  Enclose Section D within the required Section H Communication Plan.  SF-330, Section E, "Resumes of Key Personnel Proposed for This Contract", Item 13, "Role in This Contract".  Only a few individuals in the lead firm and prime consultants will work with the GSA team members on a regular basis.  GSA considers these individuals as the "Key Personnel".  Those individuals should be prioritized and placed in the first few pages of Section E with those roles clearly noted in Item 13.  Therefore, if the Project Manager is integrally involved in the task orders that individual might be written in this box as "Key: PM, lead for all task orders" or if multiple duty "KEY: PM, In House Hist. Pres., Constructability QA".  CEOs and other executive personnel should not be submitted as "Key" unless they have direct responsibility for accomplishing the task orders.  Important team members or consultants that would have a primary but not regular role can be placed after the initial "Key" designation.  Therefore box 13 could have the designation "Primary Spec Writer and Constructability Coordinator", or "Historic Preservationist Specialist", or "Prime: Civil Engineer" or other important team designation.  It is required that you include the Lead Architectural Designer, Lead Engineering Designer and the Primary Point of Contact that would be responsible for managing this contract and assigning task orders in Section E.  It is recommended that personnel directly responsible for work submitted in Section F should also be included in Section E.  SF330, Section F: Form may not be modified.  As stated in the SF330 provide example projects which best illustrate proposed team's qualifications for this contract and provide a brief description of the project and relevance to this contract.  Projects should demonstrate ability to successfully accomplish a wide range of project types, sizes and budgets.  At least six (6) out of the ten (10) projects must have construction completed. Three (3) out of the ten (10) must be directly attributable to the Lead Designer.  It is important to carefully match example project titles used in different areas of the proposal for clarity.  This is particularly true of example projects used in Section F and Section H.  SF330, Section H: Quality in Design:  Submit a portfolio representative of the lead architectural designer's ability to provide high quality in design (not to exceed 5 projects) and include a design approach statement (not to exceed 2 pages).  Each example project should include no more than 3 single sided pages. Photographs, sketches and drawings are welcome. HVAC Mechanical engineering is considered the primary discipline regarding high quality engineering design for this contract.  Submit a portfolio representative of the lead mechanical designer's abilities to provide high quality in design (not to exceed 3 projects) and include a design approach statement (not to exceed 1 page).  Each example project should include no more than 2 single sided pages and should include project challenges, application of design intent, objective details, performance outcomes, other pertinent facts including verifiable information and other information that can substantiate application. Forensic analyses projects are welcome and can be a separate category. Consideration will be giving for facts, metrics, before and after performance data and measurable energy savings. Other disciplines that are exceptional should follow the ME's write up.  Include a Management Plan (not to exceed 3 pages) with a clear plan of the team's overall management philosophy that includes; project assignment methodology and approach; a plan on management of small projects repair, replacement and alteration work; a plan for designing and producing all work within the negotiated fee; a plan on designing projects that will meet the Government's limited construction budgets; and a plan for scheduling that includes a subheading on managing and scheduling projects with the Government's unpredictable issuance of task orders in terms of number, importance and urgency.  The Management Plan shall include a proactive plan to meet FAR 36.203(a) and bringing projects in on contract required tolerance of +/- 5%. Consideration will be given for a plan or demonstrated method to lower construction costs using specifications.  Provide a Communication Plan clearly articulating the strategy and overall approach to communication.  Include goals, roles, responsibilities and technology. Provide plan on how the team will be proactive on evaluations [in-house and other], being responsive to an issue, midcourse corrections, emerging situations and any additional information. A firm's formal Communication Plan may be included as an exhibit. Include a plan or exhibit for communicating with GSA on the base contract and for the typical design phase task order. Consideration will be given for including a simplified construction phase communications plan. Consideration will be given for communicating base contract information, tasks orders information, P100 and other guides to more junior staff.  Past Performance Documentation (for each sample project submitted in Section F):  Provide copies of any performance evaluations or owner review of firm's performance;  Provide an owner point of contact including name, title, address and current phone number, as references will be contacted; Provide copies (or listing) of awards; Provide copies of letters of appreciation and commendations. Teams must be able to demonstrate successful past performance on example projects from the owner, and/or; peer and teammate point of view.  NOTE: SF 330, Part 1, Section E, "Resumes of Key Personnel Proposed for This Contract", Item 13, "Role in This Contract". In addition to the role in this contract, employees should be clearly identified as to whether they are direct or contract employees of the firm they are proposed under.  All responsible Architectural or Engineering firms wishing to be considered must submit  electronic copies of completed Standard Form (SF) 330 and other pertinent information (see FAR 53.236-2(b)). Your electronic copies can be submitted as a jump drive or via email.  It is the submitting firm's responsibly to verify that the data is recorded on the electronic device or received via email. All proposals must be received NLT 5:00 PM Central Standard Time on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. No fax or paper documents will be accepted. Proposals must be addressed to the primary contract specialist.  LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Jennifer Majdeski (cube 12B-385)819 Taylor Street 12B1Fort Worth, TX 76102-6114Jennifer.majdeski@gsa.gov  

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Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Command | Published August 9, 2016  -  Deadline August 31, 2016
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A breach involving PHI may or may not constitute an HHS Breach. If a breach is not an HHS Breach, then the Business Associate has no HIPAA breach response obligations. In such cases, the Business Associate must still comply with breach response requirements under the DoD Privacy Act Issuances. If the DHA Privacy Office determines that a breach is an HHS Breach, then the Business Associate shall comply with both the HIPAA Breach Rule and DoD Privacy Act Issuances, as directed by the DHA Privacy Office, regardless of whether the breach occurs at DHA or at one of the Service components. If the DHA Privacy Office determines that the breach does not constitute an HHS Breach, then the Business Associate shall comply with DoD Privacy Act Issuances, as directed by the applicable Service-Level Privacy Office. The Business Associate shall contact the Covered Entity for guidance when the incident is not an HHS Breach. This Part V is designed to satisfy the DoD Privacy Act Issuances and the HIPAA Breach Rule as implemented by the DoD HIPAA Issuances. In general, for breach response, the Business Associate shall report the breach to the Covered Entity, assess the breach incident, notify affected individuals, and take mitigation actions as applicable. Because DoD defines "breach" to include possible (suspected) as well as actual (confirmed) breaches, the Business Associate shall implement these breach response requirements immediately upon the Business Associate's discovery of a possible breach. (b) Government Reporting Provisions The Business Associate shall report the breach within one hour of discovery to the Covered Entity and to the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT) -the other parties as deemed appropriate by the Covered Entity. The Business Associate is deemed to have discovered a breach as of the time a breach (suspected or confirmed) is known, or by exercising reasonable diligence would have been known, to any person (other than the person committing it) who is an employee, officer or other agent of the Business Associate. The Business Associate shall submit the US-CERT report using the online form at https://forms.us-cert.gov/report/. Before submission to US-CERT, the Business Associate shall save a copy of the on-line report. After submission, the Business Associate shall record the US-CERT Reporting Number. Although only limited information about the breach may be available as of the one hour deadline for submission, the Business Associate shall submit the US-CERT report by the deadline. The Business Associate shall e-mail updated information as it is obtained, following the instructions at http://www.us-cert.gov/pgp/email.html. The Business Associate shall provide a copy of the initial or updated US-CERT report to the -Covered Entity and the applicable Service-Level Privacy Office, if requested by either. Business Associate questions about US-CERT reporting shall be directed to the Covered Entity or Service-Level Privacy Office, not the US-CERT office. The additional US Army and the US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) reporting requirements are addressed in the PII Breach Reporting and Notification Policy. The latest version of this policy can be obtained from the Covered Entity or the MEDCOM Privacy Act/Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office at: usarmy.jbsa.medcom.list.medcom-foia-users@mail.mil . If multiple beneficiaries are affected by a single event or related set of events, then a single reportable breach may be deemed to have occurred, depending on the circumstances. The Business Associate shall inform the Covered Entity as soon as possible if it believes that "single event" breach response is appropriate; the Covered Entity will determine how the Business Associate shall proceed and, if appropriate, consolidate separately reported breaches for purposes of Business Associate report updates, beneficiary notification, and mitigation. When a Breach Report initially submitted is incomplete or incorrect due to unavailable information, or when significant developments require an update, the Business Associate shall submit a revised form or forms, stating the updated status and previous report date(s) and showing any revisions or additions in red text. Examples of updated information the Business Associate shall report include, but are not limited to: confirmation on the exact data elements involved, the root cause of the incident, and any mitigation actions to include, sanctions, training, incident containment, follow-up, etc. The Business Associate shall submit these report updates promptly after the new information becomes available. Prompt reporting of updates is required to allow the Covered Entity to make timely final determinations on any subsequent notifications or reports. The Business Associate shall provide updates to the same parties as required for the initial Breach Report. The Business Associate is responsible for reporting all information needed by the Covered Entity to make timely and accurate determinations on reports to HHS as required by the HHS Breach Rule and reports to the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office as required by DoD Privacy Act Issuances. In the event the Business Associate is uncertain on how to apply the above requirements, the Business Associate shall consult with the Covered Entity (or the Service-Level Privacy Office, which will consult with the DHA Privacy Office as appropriate) when determinations on applying the above requirements are needed. (c) Individual Notification Provisions If the DHA Privacy Office determines that individual notification is required, the Business Associate shall provide written notification to individuals affected by the breach as soon as possible, but no later than 10 working days after the breach is discovered and the identities of the individuals are ascertained. The 10 day period begins when the Business Associate is able to determine the identities (including addresses) of the individuals whose records were impacted. The Business Associate's proposed notification to be issued to the affected individuals shall be submitted to the parties to which reports are submitted under paragraph V (a) for their review, and for approval by the DHA Privacy Office. Upon request, the Business Associate shall provide the DHA Privacy Office with the final text of the notification letter sent to the affected individuals. If different groups of affected individuals receive different notification letters, then the Business Associate shall provide the text of the letter for each group. (PII shall not be included with the text of the letter(s) provided.) Copies of further correspondence with affected individuals need not be provided unless requested by the Privacy Office. The Business Associate's notification to the individuals, at a minimum, shall include the following: -The individual(s) must be advised of what specific data was involved. It is insufficient to simply state that PII has been lost. Where names, Social Security Numbers (SSNs) or truncated SSNs, and Dates of Birth (DOBs) are involved, it is critical to advise the individual that these data elements potentially have been breached. -The individual(s) must be informed of the facts and circumstances surrounding the breach. The description should be sufficiently detailed so that the individual clearly understands how the breach occurred. -The individual(s) must be informed of what protective actions the Business Associate is taking or the individual can take to mitigate against potential future harm. The notice must refer the individual to the current Federal Trade Commission (FTC) web site pages on identity theft and the FTC's Identity Theft Hotline, toll-free: 1-877-ID-THEFT (438-4338); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. -The individual(s) must also be informed of any mitigation support services (e.g., one year of free credit monitoring, identification of fraud expense coverage for affected individuals, provision of credit freezes, etc.) that the Business Associate may offer affected individuals, the process to follow to obtain those services and the period of time the services will be made available, and contact information (including a phone number, either direct or toll-free, e-mail address and postal address) for obtaining more information. Business Associates shall ensure any envelope containing written notifications to affected individuals are clearly labeled to alert the recipient to the importance of its contents, e.g., "Data Breach Information Enclosed," and that the envelope is marked with the identity of the Business Associate and/or subcontractor organization that suffered the breach. The letter must also include contact information for a designated POC to include, phone number, email address, and postal address. If the Business Associate determines that it cannot readily identify, or will be unable to reach, some affected individuals within the 10 day period after discovering the breach, the Business Associate shall so indicate in the initial or updated Breach Report. Within the 10 day period, the Business Associate shall provide the approved notification to those individuals who can be reached. Other individuals must be notified within 10 days after their identities and addresses are ascertained. The Business Associate shall consult with the DHA Privacy Office, which will determine which media notice is most likely to reach the population not otherwise identified or reached. The Business Associate shall issue a generalized media notice(s) to that population in accordance with Privacy Office approval. The Business Associate shall, at no cost to the government, bear any costs associated with a breach of PII/PHI that the Business Associate has caused or is otherwise responsible for addressing. Breaches are not to be confused with security incidents (often referred to as cyber security incidents when electronic information is involved), which may or may not involve a breach of PII/PHI. In the event of a security incident not involving a PII/PHI breach, the Business Associate shall follow applicable DoD Information Assurance requirements under its Agreement. If at any point the Business Associate finds that a cyber security incident involves a PII/PHI breach (suspected or confirmed), the Business Associate shall immediately initiate the breach response procedures set forth here. The Business Associate shall also continue to follow any required cyber security incident response procedures to the extent needed to address security issues, as determined by DoD/DHA. VI. Termination (a) Termination. Noncompliance by the Business Associate (or any of its staff, agents, or subcontractors) with any requirement in this BAA may subject the Business Associate to termination under any applicable default or other termination provision of the Agreement. (b) Effect of Termination. (1) If the Agreement has records management requirements, the Business Associate shall handle such records in accordance with the records management requirements. If the Agreement does not have records management requirements, the records should be handled in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3) below. If the Agreement has provisions for transfer of records and PII/PHI to a successor Business Associate, or if DHA gives directions for such transfer, the Business Associate shall handle such records and information in accordance with such Agreement provisions or DHA direction. (2) If the Agreement does not have records management requirements, except as provided in the following paragraph (3), upon termination of the Agreement, for any reason, the Business Associate shall return or destroy all PHI received from the Covered Entity, or created or received by the Business Associate on behalf of the Covered Entity that the Business Associate still maintains in any form. This provision shall apply to PHI that is in the possession of subcontractors or agents of the Business Associate. The Business Associate shall retain no copies of the PHI. (3) If the Agreement does not have records management provisions and the Business Associate determines that returning or destroying the PHI is infeasible, the Business Associate shall provide to the Covered Entity notification of the conditions that make return or destruction infeasible. Upon mutual agreement of the Covered Entity and the Business Associate that return or destruction of PHI is infeasible, the Business Associate shall extend the protections of the Agreement to such PHI and limit further uses and disclosures of such PHI to those purposes that make the return or destruction infeasible, for so long as the Business Associate maintains such PHI.VII. Miscellaneous (a) Survival. The obligations of Business Associate under the "Effect of Termination" provision of this BAA shall survive the termination of the Agreement. (b) Interpretation. Any ambiguity in the Agreement shall be resolved in favor of a meaning that permits the Covered Entity and the Business Associate to comply with the HIPAA Rules and the DoD HIPAA Rules. (End of HCAA Local Clause 5001)   CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEVIATION 2013-O0019) (FEB 2016)(a) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (a) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation.(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.(b) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of any other clause in this contract, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (b)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).(vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.(x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xi) ___ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627).(xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.)(xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67)(xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013).(xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (E.O. 13658).(xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.(xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.(2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.(End of Clause) CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors--Commercial Items OCT 2015 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT ADDENDUM TO 52.212-1 FAR 52.212-1 is hereby amended to reflect the changes shown below as to the specific paragraph revised.Para (a) Submission of Offers: The following supplements this paragraph with respect to the information and documents required for submission in response to this solicitation. QUOTATION SUBMISSION: This section specifies the format and content that Offerors will use for submitting their offers in response to this Request for Quote (RFQ). Offerors shall ensure that the information provided within their offer is factual, accurate, and complete. (1) ELECTRONIC OFFERS. Offerors must submit electronic offers in response to this solicitation. The offer mustarrive by the time specified in the solicitation to the following email address: gwendolyn.dixon.civ@mail.mil. (2) The Government will not be responsible for any failure of transmission or receipt of the offer, or any failure ofthe offeror to verify receipt of the emailed offer. (3) The Government anticipates awarding a Single Award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with firm-fixed price call orders from this solicitation. This is a Brand Name requirement. The Government intends to evaluate offers and may make awards without discussions or exchanges with Offerors. Therefore, the Offerors' initial offer should contain the best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. The Government may reject any or all offers if such action is in the public interest. (4) Offeror Questions and Clarifications: Any questions, comments or clarifications concerning any aspect of the solicitation shall be submitted in writing via e-mail to gwendolyn.dixon.civ@mail.mil two (2) calendar days after issuance of solicitation. Questions or clarifications submitted should identify the topic (e.g., technical or price), and must reference the applicable section of the solicitation (e.g., Section, paragraph, and subparagraph) and RFQ number. Telephone calls will not be accepted nor responded to. Responses will be emailed to all interested offerors. (5) The technical information required for evaluation purposes, shall not exceed 5 pages. (6) PROCESS FOR AWARD. Award will be made on a lowest price, technically acceptable basis. Discussionsmay be conducted whenever the Contracting Officer deems it appropriate. The contract will be awarded strictly in accordance with the criteria and process established in FAR 12. (7) Please complete and submit with your offer, 52.212-3 ALT I "Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items" (8) SUBMISSION OF OFFERS. The solicitation must be completed, signed and received at this office not later than the date and time specified on page 1 of this solicitation. Please note that your offer must include all of the following information. PART I: Technical Capability - Factor 1. a. The information provided by the offeror will be a significant factor in the Government's determination of technical capability. To be considered for award, the Offeror shall submit a detailed description on how the requirements will perform in accordance with the Statement of Needs. Offeror shall submit a technical description or product literature for the surgical items it is proposing, which clearly identifies the manufacturer, make, and model. b. Offerors shall provide evidence that they are an authorized distributor/reseller to provide the item(s) by submitting documentation from the manufacturer (if applicable). No prototypes, demonstration models, used or refurbished equipment will be considered. c. Offeroros shall provide an offer of the brand name manufacturer must - (1) Meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic. (2) Clearly identify the item by- (i) Brand name, if any; and (ii) Make or model number; (3) Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the Contracting Officer; and (4) Clearly describe any modifications the offeror plans to make in a product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements. Mark any descriptive material to clearly show the modifications. d. The Contracting Officer will evaluate "equal" products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror. e. The offeror clearly indicates in its offer that the product being offered, the offeror shall provide the brand name product referenced in the solicitation.       PART II: Price- Factor 2. The offeror must complete a Price Table of the solicitation. The information provided will be used to assist in the price analysis described in EVALUATION OF THE PROPOSED PRICES, in ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-2,Please submit the following: a. Price Table- Complete the price table (FIVE years ordering period). Include total amount for each year. The Offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 120 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of offers. b. Signed amendments (if any). c. Representations and Certifications found at FAR 52.212-3 Alt 1 and 52.209-7- MUST be completed.Para (g) Contract award. This is amended to provide that the Government may conduct discussions prior to contractaward at its sole discretion. Para (j) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) / CAGE Code. The offeror shall obtain these said Codes andsubmit them to Contracting Center. Registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the OnlineRepresentations and Certifications, if you are a US firm. Award cannot and shall not be made to an offeror withoutthese codes. Para (m) Proposal Preparation Costs. The Government will not pay any costs incurred in the submission of an offer,in making any necessary studies for the preparation thereof, or for any visit(s) the Contracting Officer may request for the purpose of clarification of the offer. Para (n) The offeror is responsible for ensuring that its proposal is complete. The proposal shall be clear, concise, and shall include sufficient detail for effective evaluation and for substantiating the validity of any stated claims. The proposal shall not simply rephrase or restate the Government's requirements, but rather shall provide convincing rationale to address how the offeror intends to perform the requirement. Offerors shall assume that the government has no prior knowledge of their experience and will base its evaluation solely on the information presented in theofferor's proposal. Para (o) Protests received at a level higher than the contracting officer will be referred to the contracting officer.Protestor may request a review by the contracting officer or an independent review at a level higher than the contracting officer. Requests for appeals or independent review will be addressed to the contracting officer forreferral to the review authority. Questions on this process will be referred to the cognizant contracting officer identified in the solicitation. Para (p) The non-FAR Part 12 discretionary FAR, DFARS, AFARS, and LOCAL provisions included herein are incorporated into this solicitation either by reference or in full text. If incorporated by reference, see provision 52.252-1 herein for locations where full text can be found. (End of Provision)CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal AUG 1999 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-- Representation and Certifications. OCT 2015 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT 52.209-2 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH INVERTED DOMESTIC CORPORATIONS--REPRESENTATION (NOV 2015) (a) Definitions. Inverted domestic corporation and subsidiary have the meaning given in the clause of this contract entitled Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (52.209-10).(b) Government agencies are not permitted to use appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with either an inverted domestic corporation, or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation, unless the exception at 9.108-2(b) applies or the requirement is waived in accordance with the procedures at 9.108-4.(c) Representation. The Offeror represents that--(1) It [ ___ ] is, [ ___ ] is not an inverted domestic corporation; and(2) It [ ___ ] is, [ ___ ] is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. (End of provision) 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address (es): HTTP://FARSITE.HILL.AF.MIL/ (End of provision) 52.252-5 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN PROVISIONS (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) provision with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of"(DEVIATION)" after the date of the provision. (b) The use in this solicitation of any DoD FAR Supplement (48 CFR Chapter 2) provision with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (End of provision) 252.203-7005 REPRESENTATION RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF FORMER DOD OFFICIALS (NOV 2011) (a) Definition. Covered DoD official is defined in the clause at 252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials.(b) By submission of this offer, the offeror represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that all covered DoD officials employed by or otherwise receiving compensation from the offeror, and who are expected to undertake activities on behalf of the offeror for any resulting contract, are presently in compliance with all post-employment restrictions covered by 18 U.S.C. 207, 41 U.S.C. 2101-2107, and 5 CFR parts 2637 and 2641, including Federal Acquisition Regulation 3.104-2. (End of provision) 252.203-7996 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS-REPRESENTATION (DEVIATION 2016-O0003)(OCT 2015) (a) In accordance with section 101(a) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-53) and any subsequent FY 2016 appropriations act that extends to FY 2016 funds the same restrictions as are contained in section 743 of division E, title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), none of the funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) by this or any other Act may be used for a contract with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.(b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.(End of provision) 252.203-7997 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (DEVIATION 2016-O0003)(OCT 2015)(a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The Contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) Use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-53) or any other FY 2016 appropriations act that extends to FY 2016 funds the same prohibitions as contained in sections 743 of division E, title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract as a result of Government action under this clause. (End of clause) 252.204-7008 COMPLIANCE WITH SAFEGUARDING COVERED DEFENSE INFORMATION CONTROLS (DEVIATION 2016-O0001)(DEC 2015) (a) Definitions. As used in this provision-"Controlled technical information," "covered contractor information system," and "covered defense information" are defined in clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting (DEVIATION 2016-O0001)(OCT 2015). (b) The security requirements required by contract clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting (DEVIATION 2016-O0001)(OCT 2015) shall be implemented for all covered defense information on all covered contractor information systems that support the performance of this contract. (c) If the Offeror anticipates that additional time will be necessary to implement derived security requirement 3.5.3 "Use of multifactor authentication for local and network access to privileged accounts and for network access to non-privileged accounts" within National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171, "Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations (see http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-171), the Offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer that they will implement the requirement within 9 months of contract award. (d) If the Offeror proposes to deviate from any of the security requirements in NIST SP 800-171that is in effect at the time the solicitation is issued or as authorized by the Contracting Officer, the Offeror shall submit to the Contracting Officer, for consideration by the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO), a written explanation of- (1) Why a particular security requirement is not applicable; or (2) How an alternative, but equally effective, security measure is used to compensate for the inability to satisfy a particular requirement and achieve equivalent protection. (e) An authorized representative of the DoD CIO will approve or disapprove offeror requests to deviate from NIST SP 800-171 requirements in writing prior to contract award. Any approved deviation from NIST SP 800-171 shall be incorporated into the resulting contract.(End of provision) 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: Technical and Price,. The award decision will be based on the Lowest Priced, Technically Acceptable offer. Best value is expected to result from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price." Award will be made to the offeror provided its technical offer conforms to the requirements of the solicitation; its price is determined to be fair and reasonable by the contracting officer; and the contracting officer determines the offeror is responsible. (b) Options. N/A (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.   HCAA Local Clause 5005 (LPTA) ADDENDUM TO 52.212-2 Paragraph (a) is hereby replaced with the following: Contract Evaluation and Award: Basis of Award - This solicitation will use lowest price technical evaluation procedures to make a best value award decision. Award will be made to the offeror provided its technical proposal conforms to the requirements of the solicitation; its price is determined to be fair and reasonable by the contracting officer; and the contracting officer determines the offeror is responsible. Except for communications conducted for the purpose of minor clarification, the Government intends to evaluate offers and award without discussions. Therefore, each initial offer should contain the Offeror's best terms from a technical and price standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if it is later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. Evaluation Factors. The following factors will be evaluated: Technical Capability - Factor 1. Technical Capability reflects the Government's confidence in each Offeror's ability, as demonstrated in its offer, to provide the items as stated in this solicitation. The Government will evaluate whether the Offeror has demonstrated that its proposal meets all minimum requirements as stated in the Solicitation. Offers that do not demonstrate the proposed items meets all requirements will not be considered further for award. The following adjectival ratings will be used in evaluating each Offeror's technical offer. TECHNICAL EVALUATIONRATING DESCRIPTIONAcceptable Offer clearly meets the minimum requirements of the solicitation.Unacceptable Offer does not clearly meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation. Note: Any offeror receiving a rating of "Unacceptable" for Technical Capability will no longer be considered for award. Price - Factor 2. Offeror's proposed price will be evaluated for reasonableness. Paragraph (b) is hereby supplemented with the following: Options is not applicable to this procurement and will not be evaluated. (End of provision) 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (NOV 2015) The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision -- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) Concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program. "Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service- (1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties. Highest-level owner means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner.Immediate owner means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: Ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. Inverted domestic corporation means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). Manufactured end product means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except--(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies;(3) PSG 88, Live Animals;(4) PSG 89, Subsistence;(5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible;(7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products;(8) PSC 9610, Ores;(9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and(10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. Place of manufacture means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture. Restricted business operations means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-- (1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan; (2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan; (4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or (6) Have been voluntarily suspended. Sensitive technology--(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically--(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern-- (1) Means a small business concern-- (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation. Small disadvantaged business concern, consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that--(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by--(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition. Subsidiary means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned--(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation. Veteran-owned small business concern means a small business concern-- (1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans. "Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-- (1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; or (2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127)", means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States. (b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted electronically on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ___ . [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (p) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any.) These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on ORCA.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply. (1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it ( ___ ) is, ( ___ ) is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.) The offeror represents as part of its offer that it ( ___ ) is, ( ___ ) is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.) The offeror represents as part of its offer that it ( ___ ) is, ( ___ ) is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.) The offeror represents that it ( ___ ) is, ( ___ ) is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.) The offeror represents that it ( ___ ) is, ( ___ ) is not a women-owned small business concern. Note to paragraphs (c)(8) and (9): Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.]

Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQ) for Supplemental Architect/Engineer Services for the State of Arkansas

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published March 8, 2016  -  Deadline April 12, 2016
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General Information                        Document Type:          Presolicitation            Solicitation Number:    GS-07-P-16-HH-D-7000            Posted Date:               March 8, 2016            Response Date:           April 12, 2016            Archive Date:              N/A            Classification Code:      C-Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services            Title:                           Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract                                              (IDIQ) for Supplemental Architect/Engineer Services                                              for the State of ArkansasDescription  1.  CONTRACT INFORMATION:  a. General. GSA is soliciting Architectural and Engineering (AE) services for the State of Arkansas.  This acquisition is being procured in accordance with Public Law (PL) 92-582, formally known as the Brooks Act as implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.6. The firm selected for negotiation will be based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work.  This procurement is unrestricted.  This announcement is open to all businesses regardless of size as stated above. If a large business is selected for this proposed contract, it must comply with FAR 52.219-9 regarding the requirement for a subcontracting plan. The current subcontracting goals are as follows: Small Business 29%, Small Disadvantaged Business 5%, Woman Owned Small Business 5%, HUB Zone Small Business 3%, Veteran Owned Small Business 3%, and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business 3%. The subcontracting plan is not required with this submittal.  The North American Industrial Classification System Code (NAICS) applicable to this project is 541310, Architectural Services, which has a size standard of $7.5 million in average annual receipts. The General Services Administration (GSA) proposes to award one indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for supplemental AE services for the State of Arkansas.  The secondary contract area will be the states of Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.  This IDIQ contract will be negotiated and awarded for one (1) one-year base period and four (4) one-year option periods.  The minimum guaranteed contract amount is $1,000 for the base year only.  There is no limit on the number of Task Orders or the size of a project; however, the total cumulative Task Orders amount shall not exceed $10 million for the entire five year contract period.  b. Contract Award Procedure:  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 http://www.sam.gov.  The Government will not indemnify the firm against liability involving asbestos or other hazardous materials, that is, no clause holding the firm harmless will be included in the contract. A Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) IDIQ contract will result from this solicitation, including profit, overhead and hourly rates for anticipated disciplines and for use in negotiating FFP task orders. Missing even one (1) required element will be grounds to determine the firm as non-responsive and be eliminated from further consideration.  A supplemental architect-engineer Lookup Table for pricing task orders for projects with an estimated construction cost of up to $2 million will be included in the contract. The Government will use the fixed price amount in the Lookup Table which will be a function of project size, type, and complexity. The Lookup Table will be provided to the AE during initial contract negotiations.  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.  d. Pre-Proposal Conference:  A Pre-proposal conference for this synopsis will be held on 22 March 2016 from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM Central Time at the following call in number 866-564-9718 and the passcode is 1817722  The purpose of the conference is to explain the requirements and answer questions from potential Offerors.  2.  PROJECT INFORMATION:  The A/E firm selected shall primarily provide design and estimating services for repair, replace and alteration projects in Federal Office Buildings, Federal Courthouses and Land Ports of Entry.  "Design" required will primarily include site observations, design in phases, construction documents, design clarifications and record drawings.  "Estimating" requires primarily budget estimates, detailed construction estimating in phases, bid technical analysis and market analysis.  More than 50% of GSA owned buildings qualify for historic designation.  Estimates are required to be within 5% +/- and must have shell and tenant improvement breakdowns.  Construction cost on the majority of these projects is less than Prospectus level (currently $2.85 million).  Disciplines required in Task Orders will primarily be architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety and estimating specialist.  While these building types, tasks, disciplines and expertise are needed for a significant percentage of orders, other building types, tasks, disciplines and expertise will be required.  Therefore, adaptability should be demonstrated.  All designs are required to achieve excellence in aesthetics and technical design.  Expertise with issues such as sustainability, energy modeling, alternative energy application and related items will receive a higher ranking over firms demonstrating general design experience only.  Measured, quantified and verifiable documentation of "before and after" performance of systems will receive a higher ranking in the respective ranking categories over firms espousing adherence to excellence.  Firms demonstrating excellence will receive a higher ranking over firms demonstrating general design experience.  Expertise with complex customers such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Courts and U. S. Marshals will receive a higher ranking in the respective ranking categories over firms demonstrating simple experience with moderately complex customers.  Other tasks and related disciplines examples include preplanning services, design programming, optimizing design selections (considering different performance and building characteristics, and life cycle cost impacts), Feasibility Studies (preliminary planning project alternative assessments).  Cost Management Services including preparation of budget, cost modeling, performing market research, economic studies, multiple-stage estimating with specific breakout totals, complex budgetary control with oversight management and analysis.  Construction Management and Inspection which is construction observation within the context of Federal Government supervision, advanced quality control monitoring with related testing and multi-phased turnover services.  Commissioning and start-up planning, including forecasting start-up duration, estimating start-up costs, determining start-up objectives, and organizing start-up teams and team assignments, developing technical services requirements for performance standards and goals, start-up with calibration, quality assurance and quality control to manage a project's functional expectations of features and systems that contributes to the overall building performance goals. Obtaining O&M material, plus scheduling and/or supervising O&M training.  Providing occupancy planning including development of move schedules, inventory lists and move coordination.  Post Construction Services, such as performing one-year post-occupancy reporting analysis, facilities performance evaluations, technology application assessments, post occupancy evaluations, post-occupancy systems management with diagnostics and assisting GSA in the formulation of lessons learned.  Diagnostics expertise required for problem identification and resolution including thermography, equipment load measurements, acoustic performance, lighting quality, moisture content in material, air/water conditions, and contaminant level measurements, nominal destructive investigation or construction for building systems, subsystems, components, equipment, and materials addressing such critical features as building walls/glazing, roofing, HVAC equipment, plumbing, electrical systems, building automation/controls, security systems, fire suppression, alarm, communication systems, and vertical transportation. Many other services such as civil design, energy conservation audits, risk assessments, blast resistance studies, progressive collapse assessments, seismic safety studies, high-wind resistance design, physical security design, sustainability and a lot more.  3.  SELECTION CRITERIA:  Selection Criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance.    (a) Quality In Design: Information requested for placement in the SF 330, Section H, including the portfolios and design approach statements, will be evaluated for outstanding talent in both architecture and engineering. Design solutions will be evaluated for above standard talent, application, execution and performance. Consideration will be given for design awards in both architecture and engineering disciplines based on type and relative application. Design approach statements will be evaluated for the lead designers' commitment to excellence in their profession. Evaluation will also consider business philosophy, customer service philosophy and standard level of care.   (b) Experience, Performance, Technical Ability and Professional Acumen: Proposals will be evaluated on the team's demonstrated experience, performance, technical abilities, application of standard of care and exceptional care. Key personnel of the team who will be directly involved in providing the contract services will be evaluated on education, project experience, ability to work in team effectively, technical ability and other relevant qualifications that will provide the best opportunity for the successful completion of task orders under this contract. Additionally, proposals will be evaluated on how the proposed team will provide exceptional care with such concepts as unique insight, superior judgment, strategic management, incorporated risk analysis, pragmatic designs, optimal design selections or other expertise. Furthermore, past performance/experience will be evaluated on successful past performance based on example projects from the owner, and/or peer and teammate point of view. The Government may also use corporate knowledge when evaluating this factor. There will be an evaluation of the team's ability to bring projects in on contract required budgets +/- 5% and tracking/controlling costs.  (c) Management, Organization, Production and Quality Control: Evaluation will be made on the management of the professionals, projects, and products; the quality of construction documents, and quality of the effort. Proposals will be evaluated on how teams are organized, effectiveness of the organization, how well the teams works together, how they will maintain good working relationships; that roles, responsibilities and authorities are clearly established; how the teams can be proactive or responsive to emerging situations, conducting situation evaluations and make midcourse corrections.  Evaluation will be on communication, is there a plan and commitment to timely communications; are communications defined, clear, and efficient and demonstrate how stakeholders are included.  Proposals will be evaluated on demonstrated ability to execute constructible and biddable construction documents on high quality design while meeting schedules; providing well coordinated drawings within each discipline, across disciplines, and with specifications; and shows a clear understanding of how the team uses specifications in controlling construction cost.  Consideration will be given for handling, overseeing, scheduling and staffing projects with the inconsistent and unpredictable issuance of task orders; how small projects repair, replacement and alteration work will effect attention given to projects; is there a strategy for designing and producing all work within the negotiated fee and is there a quality assurance approach in meeting the requirements of the Statement of Work.  (d) Construction Management and Inspection Capability: Proposals will be evaluated on experience and capability of the firm and consultants with respect to complete construction management as agent, often referred to as management and inspection services, for projects during the construction phase of the described projects. There will be an evaluation of the proposed quality control during construction, communications, structure of service, experience of those involved, how effort is processed and managed, how costs are controlled and on a clear understanding of how the team uses specifications to assist in management during construction. (e) Location in and Knowledge of Geographical Area:  The evaluation will consider the team's ability to accomplish at least 35 percent of the required A/E services by a firm located within the geographical delineated area.  The evaluation will also consider knowledge of local conditions within the geographical area including tactical, operational, strategic issues for all areas of design, as well as bidding and construction related to the key disciplines. This will include everything from supply, labor force, weather and seismic conditions, to the local construction climate's impact on cost estimating.  There will also be consideration given to how key team members can conduct pre-design site review of the proposed work without incurring extra cost to the government for travel.   4. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS  Once the proposal is submitted, and prior to award, any replacements or substitutions of any personnel or consultants may deem your proposal unacceptable. It is critical to propose personnel that have a high level of certainty that they will be available to perform the duties under this contract for the duration of the contract. Any and all changes made after the initial submission of your technical proposal will be re-evaluated for technical sufficiency and may negatively affect the order of your technical rating as initially established. Interested firms having the qualifications to meet these requirements are invited to submit their proposal using Standard Form 330 along with a letter of interest.  Please be specific, provide pertinent and requested information. Vague, relative and general information will be discounted.  Projects completed before 2009 will not be considered.  Only the top rated firms will be recommended for interview by the screening board, based solely on their written response to this announcement and reference contacts.  Include a Part II (General Qualification) for each firm that is part of the proposed team.  While selection will be based on best technically qualified for small repair, replacement, and alteration work; examples may include new, large or highly complex projects.  SF-330, Section C: Section C may be modified to provide more than six proposed team members. However, prioritize team members and use the first slots for those that are most important to creating the best well rounded team or demonstrate your concentrated areas of expertise.  It is recommended that firms creating a well rounded team or demonstrating concentrated areas of expertise listed in Section C, also be included in Section F.  SF-330, Section D:  Include an organization chart of the team.  Enclose Section D within the required Section H Communication Plan.  SF-330, Section E, "Resumes of Key Personnel Proposed for This Contract", Item 13, "Role in This Contract".  Only a few individuals in the lead firm and prime consultants will work with the GSA team members on a regular basis.  GSA considers these individuals as the "Key Personnel".  Those individuals that best represent your ability to accomplish the requirements of this contract should be prioritized and placed in the first few pages of Section E with those roles clearly noted in Item 13.  Therefore the Project Manager might be written in this box as "Key: PM for all Delivery Orders" or if multiple duty "KEY: PM, In House Hist. Pres., Constructability QA".  CEOs and other executive personnel should not be submitted as "Key" unless they have direct responsibility for accomplishing the task orders.  Important team members or consultants that would have a primary but not regular role can be placed after the initial "Key" designation.  Therefore box 13 could have the designation "Primary Spec Writer and Constructability Coordinator", or "Historic Preservationist Specialist", or "Prime: Civil Engineer" or other important team designation.  It is required that you include the Lead Architectural Designer, Lead Engineering Designer and the Primary Point of Contact that would be responsible for managing this contract and assigning task orders in Section E.  It is recommended that personnel directly responsible for work submitted in Section F should also be included in Section E.  SF330, Section F: Form may not be modified.  As stated in the SF330 provide example projects which best illustrate proposed team's qualifications for this contract and provide a brief description of the project and relevance to this contract.  Projects should demonstrate ability to successfully accomplish a wide range of project types, sizes and budgets.  At least six (6) out of the ten (10) projects must have construction completed. Three (3) out of the ten (10) must be directly attributable to the Lead Designer.  It is important to carefully match example project titles used in different areas of the proposal for clarity.  This is particularly true of example projects used in Section F and Section H.  SF330, Section H: Quality in Design: Submit a portfolio representative of the lead architectural designer's ability to provide high quality in design (not to exceed 5 projects). Each example project should include no more than 3 single sided pages. Photographs, sketches and drawings are welcome. For engineering, or other team members, submit a portfolio representative of the  lead designer's ability to provide high quality design. Each example project should include no more than one page including project challenges, application of design intent, actual constructed system and operations as applied to the discipline including verifiable information, objective details, facts, performance history and other information that can substantiate application of each discipline (not to exceed 3 projects for each engineering discipline). Mechanical engineering is considered a primary discipline in regard to exceptional engineering for this contract. Include a design approach statement from the Architectural Lead Designer (not to exceed 2 pages) and from the Engineering Lead Designer(s) (1 page for each engineering discipline). The team may suggest and provide design approach statements for other disciplines, such as electrical, civil, roofing, envelope integrity or other areas for which they have exceptional designers.   Also, include a Management Plan (not to exceed 3 pages) with a clear plan of the team's overall management philosophy that includes the following information; the team's project assignment methodology and approach; a strategy for designing and producing all work within the negotiated fee; a plan for designing a project that will meet the Government's limited construction budgets; a section on management of small projects repair, replacement and alteration work; a plan for scheduling that includes a subheading on managing and scheduling projects with the Government's unpredictable issuance of task orders in terms of number, importance and urgency; and a plan to bring projects in on contract required budgets of +/- 5% and track/control costs.    Also, provide a Communication Plan in conjunction with the Section D organization chart that clearly articulates a plan demonstrating the approach and overall strategy to communication including roles, responsibilities, goals, possible stakeholders, technology, thoughts on being responsive to an issue or how the team will be proactive on emerging situations, evaluation, midcourse corrections and any additional information about the organization.    Provide a Quality Control Plan that will assure a quality project; provide well coordinated drawings within each discipline, across disciplines, and with specifications; control costs, provide quality control during design and during construction; include quality assurance approach for meeting Statement of Work, limited budgets and schedules; show a clear understanding of how the team uses specifications in controlling cost and assist in management during construction. Also, provide a section on Lessons Learned, what have been the typical problems areas in design and construction, what has worked to solve those problems and what has not worked.  Past Performance Documentation (for each sample project submitted in section F):  Provide copies of any performance evaluations or owner review of firm's performance;  Provide an owner point of contact including name, title, address and current phone number, references will be contacted; Provide copies (or listing) of awards; Provide copies of letters of appreciation and commendations. Teams must be able to demonstrate successful past performance on example projects from the owner, and/or; peer and teammate point of view.  NOTE: SF 330, Part 1, Section E, "Resumes of Key Personnel Proposed for This Contract", Item 13, "Role in This Contract". In addition to the role in this contract, employees should be clearly identified as to whether they are direct or contract employees of the firm they are proposed under.  All responsible Architectural or Engineering firms wishing to be considered must submit  electronic copies of completed Standard Form (SF) 330 and other pertinent information (see FAR 53.236-2(b)). Your electronic copies can be submitted as a jump drive or via email.  It is the submitting firm's responsibly to verify that the data is recorded on the electronic device or received via email. All proposals must be received NLT 2:00 PM Central Standard Time on, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. No fax or paper documents will be accepted. Proposals must be addressed to the primary contract specialist.  LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Jennifer Majdeski (cube 12B-385)819 TAYLOR STREET 12B1FORT WORTH, TX 76102-6114Jennifer.majdeski@gsa.gov

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

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published December 29, 2015  -  Deadline January 29, 2016
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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.

OPTOMETRIST

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published October 14, 2015  -  Deadline October 28, 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. This procurement is being conducted under Simplified Acquisition procedures pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures; FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items (41 U.S.C. 1906 and 1907)); and FAR 37.4, Non-Personal Health Care Services (41 U.S.C. Chapter 33). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and 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)-10-16-001-REL. The solicitation is restricted to 100% Small Business concerns. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84. The associated North American Industry Classification System code is 621320 and the small business size standard is $7.5 million. PRICE SCHEDULE - OPTOMETRIST: 768 Hours @ $_______________ per hour = $_____________________; PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Wind River Service Unit, Fort Washakie, Wyoming PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: November 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016. WORK SCHEDULE: Part-time, two 8-hour days per week. NON-PERSONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICE 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 of 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: Provide primary optometry services to the designated population in accordance with Indian Health Service (IHS) policies and professional standards. Record patient-provider encounters in the chart or electronic health record in a legible manner for accurate communication between providers. Completes documentation for accurate billing and ordering of diagnostic tests and referrals. Maintains health summary and problem lists to ensure accurate patient data. Completes medical records in a timely manner as per clinic policy. Patient care to be carried out in a responsible, respectable and caring manner. Diagnosis of visual and ocular problems through external and internal physical evaluation of the eye and adnexa. Ocular pathology, diagnosis and management comprises 60% of the patient caseload. Detects neuromuscular impairment or anomalies of binocular function. Treats visual disorders through the prescription of corrective lenses and vision training and pharmacological means. Uses all forms of topical ophthalmic therapeutic medicines as well as oral therapeutic medicines to manage pathology and trauma. Provides emergency eye care services including diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic trauma and pathology consistent with clinical privileges. Utilizes laboratory and radiology services to evaluate ophthalmic conditions. Coordinates medical eye care with other physicians within the facility, when eye disease is concurrent with systemic disease. Treats unusual visual disorders through the application of advanced optometric techniques. Consults with eye care specialist, Service Unit Chief of Optometry, medical practitioners and/or private ophthalmologic consultants as needed for complex cases. Educate patients based on findings to understand and cope with their eye problems. Knowledge Required by the Position: Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) must have knowledge and skills gained through the graduation from an accredited school of optometry. Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Three years of post-graduate experience or completion of an ASHP or hospital or ambulatory residency is preferred. Documented credentials and privileges by the Service Unit medical staff are required prior to conducting optometry clinics. Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication is required. CPR certification is required. The optometrist must have skill in researching and evaluating complex medical optometric information. Must have the ability to collect, properly record and communicate relevant primary health care assessments, secure medical history, evaluated physical findings and interpret selective laboratory tests. Demonstrated skill in planning, monitoring and evaluation of optometry therapy in a clinical setting. Skill in managing optometry patients with exceedingly complex medical histories, including the very young and the very old. Ability to communicate with patients regarding optometric disease states, desired outcomes and laboratory tests, proper administration, use, actions and precautions. Skill in adhering to optometry primary care acute and chronic care protocols recording all information in the patient's medical record. Evaluation and Oversight: The Supervisory Optometry Officer provides general administrative direction and oversight. The optometrist works independently in a facility without direct access to other eye care professionals. The optometrist will receive professional and technical direction from the supervisory optometrist, consulting ophthalmologist and eye care professions. The optometrist is a recognized professional optometry expert for the health facility and lead of the Arapahoe Clinic program. As such, decisions and recommendations are almost always accepted. Only those broad policy issues and optometry program goals and objectives are referred to the Chief of Optometry and/or Clinical Services Administrator for final decisions. The optometrist exercises independent latitude in planning and carrying out optometric direct health care assignments. The optometrist consults with other members of the medical staff on an as needed basis to develop the best treatment plan for optometry patients. The majority of work is not reviewed at the time the care is provided. The optometrist is responsible for carrying out department objectives with clarification form the Optometry Chief as needed. The optometrist is fully responsible for keeping the Optometry Chief informed of potentially controversial matters that may have far reaching implications or actions of a precedent setting nature. Completed work is reviewed and evaluated on the basis of the overall effectiveness and compatibility in providing clinical optometry services. Guidelines: Guidelines available include DHHS, PHS, IHS, Billings Area, Service Unit and Medical staff regulations, policies, procedures and bylaws. In addition, traditional and currently accepted optometric practices are available in the form of a specialty consultation, professional literature, journals, and textbooks. In nearly all cases, however, the optometrist's judgment is the key factor in determining whether guidelines are to be adhered to or deviated from or whether new guidelines need to be developed to protect the interests of the patients. Complexity: Duties are complex in that the nature of eye disease encountered differ widely from patient to patient and requires accurate diagnosis. Assignments in addition to the full range of primary eye care include evaluation of complicated eye emergencies with little or no technical guidance. The optometrist serves as a consultant on eye emergencies and is responsible for developing a full treatment regimen including consultation as indicated. Scope and Effect: The professional services affect the well-being of the patients served and the health status of the community on a broad basis. Personal Contacts: Personal contacts are with patients, patient's families, co-workers, vendors; representatives of federal, state and tribal health organizations, subordinates, administrators and physicians. These contacts are made with individuals and groups in moderately unstructured settings. Purpose of Contacts: The contact with patients is to provide optometric services. With co-workers, it is for consultation, program development or to gain administrative support. With contract vendors, contact is to gain professional or technical services that the optometrist cannot directly provide to the patients. Physical Demands: Work requires sitting, standing and movement between multiple exam rooms. Occasional lifting is required especially when moving equipment for community screenings. Pediatric screenings often include days where multiple hours include bending to be at eye level with patients in order to exam their eye function and health. Electronic Health Record recordkeeping requires typing exam information into individual patient health record. Work Environment: Work is performed in a normal optometric office setting. There are two clinics at the Service Unit and the optometrist may be assigned to work at either clinic depending on workload demands and is at the discretion of the Chief Optometrist. 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 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, and life safety in accordance with established management plans. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY: The following will be provided: Office space, including a computer, office supplies, telephone, clerical support, and all medical and specialized equipment and supplies. The Optometry Department will provide orientation to the optometrist as to their specific duties and responsibilities. The Service Unit is responsible for getting the optometrist access and clearances to all pertinent computer services necessary to carry out his/her duties. 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 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. 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 Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). 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 Wind River Service Unit will conduct the character and background investigation. Fingerprints must also be taken as part of the pre-employment process and must be completed before the optometrist is allowed to work. 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: (1) PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE = 35 POINTS. Potential contractors must submit a copy of the State license with the price quote; (2) RESUME/CURRICULUM VITAE = 35 POINTS. Potential contractors must submit resume/curriculum vitae with the price quote. Resumes must include information relating to: (a) Professional Education; (b) Post Graduate Training, Specialty Training; and Optometry Practice Experience/Previous jobs; and (3) COMPANY 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, 52.211-16, 52.212-4, 52.212-5, 52.215-5, 52.217-8, 52.223-2, 52.223-5, 52.223-6, 52.223-10, 52.223-17, 52.224-1, 52.224-2, 52.225-25, 52.227-14, 52.227-17, 52.228-5, 52.232-18, 52.232-39, 52.237-2, 52.237-3, 52.237-7, 52.242-15, 52.242-17, 52.244-6, 52.245-1, 52.245-9, 352.201-70, 352.202-1, 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 and 352.270-2. 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, 52.209-10, 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, 52.223-18, 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, if the electronic Representations and Certifications section of the System for Award Management (SAM) is not completed. 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 October 28, 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.

Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) for Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services, Southwestern Division (SWD), Fort Worth District (SWF), Military Projects, 8 (a) Set Aside

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published December 4, 2015  -  Deadline January 5, 2016
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Document Type: Presolicitation Solicitation Number: W9126G-16-R-0020 Posted Date: 4 Dec 2015 Original Response Date: 5 Jan 2016, 2:00 PM CENTRAL Current Response Date: 5 Jan 2016, 2:00 PM CENTRAL Archive Date: 6 Feb 2016 Classification Code: C -- Architect and Engineering (A-E) Services Title: Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) for Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services, Southwestern Division (SWD), Fort Worth District (SWF), Military Projects, 8 (a) Set Aside Contracting Office Address U.S. Army Corps of Engineer District, Fort Worth; P.O. Box 17300; 819 Taylor Street; Room 2A17; Fort Worth, Texas 76102-0300. Description 1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: • a. General. This announcement is an 8 (a) set aside. This regional A-E Services contract is being procured in accordance with Public Law (PL) 92-582, formally known as the Brooks Act, as implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.6. The firms selected for negotiation will be based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The contracts are anticipated to be awarded from approximately June 2016 to June 2017. The total amount of AE Service for military construction work on this contract shall be no more than $400,000 in compliance with DFARS 219.502-1. A-E services not subject to the $400k cap include but are not limited to: • Supporting new construction paid by non-military org • Supporting facility repair or maintenance • Studies/investigations not tied to planned/known const. project • Assessments/ feasibility reports not tied to planned/known const. project • Energy audits/ assessments • Facility condition assessments • Preparing area development plans • NEPA assessments and documents if not tied directly to a planned military construction project • Master planning It is anticipated that three (3) contracts will be awarded from this announcement each for $10,000,000 for a total estimated amount of $30,000,000 and each contract will have a base of one (1) year plus four (4) option periods for a total of five (5) years. 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 Corps of Engineers and the Fort Worth District may elect to transfer capacity to other USACE Districts within the Southwestern Division (SWD) which includes TX, AR, LA, OK, and NM in support of military programs and customers. This contract may also be used to support programs for the National Guard. North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541330 Architect and Engineering Services, which has a size standard of $15,000,000. b. Contract Award Procedure: 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 shall be accepted. A firm-fixed price contract will be negotiated. Missing even one (1) required element will be grounds to determine the firm as non-responsive and be eliminated from further consideration. 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. d. Pre-Proposal Conference: A Pre-proposal conference for this synopsis will be held at a later date. An amendment will be issued with the details. The purpose of the conference is to assist AE Small Business firms on the process of applying for Government contracts, explain requirements and answer questions from potential Offerors. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: A-E Services are expected for, but not limited to, facilities and infrastructure studies, engineering, design and construction projects that are administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 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. All work must be done by or under the direct supervision of licensed professional Engineers or Architects. Task Order requirements will be prepared at the Government option using English or Metric systems of measurement. Construction cost estimates will typically be prepared using Corps of Engineers MII Computer Estimating System. MII software will be provided by the Government with database information purchased by the A-E. Other cost estimating software may be required. Utilization of government-provided SpecsIntact software using Unified Facilities Guide Specifications may be required on conventional design-bid-build projects and design-build projects. For military projects utilizing the design-build process the A-E may be required to access and utilize the online standard design Request for Proposal Model RFP Wizard. The selected 8 (a) firms will be required to perform at least 50 percent of the contract work with the prime's labor force in accordance with FAR Part 52.219-3. 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: Architects-Engineers primary criteria: items (f)-(h) are the secondary criteria and will only be used as "tie-breakers" among firms that are essentially technically equal. (a) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: Ensure that all special experience requirements are reflected on appropriate personnel resumes in Section E, Part I of the SF 330. The firm must demonstrate expertise in the following and must highlight the areas that meet these requirements so the reviewers can find that the requirements have been met: (i) Recent experience, within the past five (5) years from the closing date of the synopsis, and significant/specialized experience in the design of new and existing military or military type facilities (for example a civilian motel is similar to a military barracks) and utility infrastructure and design of repairs, renovations and alterations of existing facilities and infrastructure at Military Installations paying particular attention to area architecture and conditions, utility systems, landscaping, interior design, value engineering and environmental issues. There must be a minimum of three (3) examples, of such recent experience showing specialized experience and technical competence in the design of Military type facilities with over $300,000 in design fees by your firm. The dollar value limitation will apply to cumulative past design experience within the past 5 years-not individual examples greater than $300,000. Specify the dollar amount of design/A-E Services actually performed by the firm on all the projects submitted. For example, if the firm performed $100k of mechanical design on a $2M project, submit the amount of design/A-E Services as $100k, not $2M. Failure to do so will cause rejection of the submittal. If the project is an IDIQ-show projects designed under the individual task orders. Do not just show an IDIQ as a project. The Government must see what the project actually consisted of. Military construction experience will be given more weight than military type construction projects. (ii) Firms must demonstrate the capability to design projects to LEED certification criteria and to perform ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits. (iii) Firms must demonstrate at least five (5) years' experience, from the closing date of the synopsis, in Fire Protection and Life Safety Design in the use and application of NFPA codes 70 and 101. Experience with UFC 3-600-01, Design: Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities, which replaced MIL-HDBK 1008C, is also acceptable. It is insufficient to assert that the firm can meet these requirements. Show specific projects and list what codes they have been designed under. This applies to all of section 3 a requirements-show projects that meet the requirements and highlight how the requirements are met. (iv) Firms must demonstrate experience in design and survey (including use of X-ray fluorescence devices) required for abatement of asbestos and lead-based paint. (v) Firms must demonstrate past performance in preparing studies, design-build solicitations and design-bid-build solicitations, at Army and Air Force installations is preferred. (vi) Firms must demonstrate the ability to prepare construction cost estimates, using the MII program, latest version, is preferred. (b) Professional Qualifications: This Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) will require the A-E Contractor to demonstrate that all expertise requirements are reflected on key personnel resumes in section E, Part I of the SF330. When a minimum number of years/experience is listed, it is from the closing date of the synopsis. Evaluation of each discipline will consider education, registration, relevant project experience within the last ten (10) years, and longevity with the firm. The asbestos/lead-based paint survey personnel shall demonstrate (listed experience on their resume) experience with x-ray fluorescent devices. Repeat Resume Page as needed to provide all required resumes. The following is a list of the key personnel, minimum requirements and the minimum number required under this acquisition. These minimum requirements can be met utilizing in-house or consultants/subcontractors. Do not list a subcontractor as your firm's employee. This will be cause for rejection of the SF330. (i) Two (2) Project Managers, minimum of five (5) years' experience, on vertical construction type projects, PMP certification highly desired. Saying an individual has for example ten years' experience without showing at least one project that was completed five years ago or longer will be cause for rejection of the submittal. Three (3) registered Civil Engineers, Three (3) registered Structural Engineers, Three (3) registered Architects, Three (3) registered Electrical Engineers, Three (3) registered Mechanical Engineers, Two (2) registered Environmental Engineers, One (1) geotechnical Engineer, One (1) certified Environmental Survey person (asbestos, lead-based paint, soil, etc), One (1) environmental design person (asbestos, lead-based paint, soil, etc), One (1) certified Cost Estimator with MII experience. One (1) licensed professional Land Surveyor and one (1) survey crew Each discipline shall have a minimum of five (5) years' experience in their field of expertise for all positions listed in this paragraph except for the survey crew. If the experience listed in the resume doesn't go back at least the five years that are required, the submittal will be rejected. Engineers and architects shall have a degree from an accredited university engineering or architectural program (ABET, NAAB). The cost estimator does not have to be a PE or registered architect. Cost estimator must be certified by AACE, Tri-Services, or any of the nationally recognized cost estimating certification organizations. Saying an individual has for example ten years' experience without showing at least one project that was completed five years ago or longer will be cause for rejection of the submittal. (ii) One (1) qualified Fire Protection Engineer (A qualified fire protection engineer is defined as an individual meeting one of the following conditions: 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 five (5) years of work experience in fire protection engineering); or a registered professional engineer (P.E.) who has passed the fire protection written examination administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveys (NCEES); or a registered P.E. in a related engineering discipline with a minimum of five (5) years' experience dedicated to fire protection engineering that can be verified with documentation; None of the required personnel can be dual disciplined, i.e. a separate employee must be provided for each stated requirement above to meet the number required. Ensure that resumes are provided for each of the required architects, engineers and other personnel specifically required. Resume for the licensed professional Land Surveyor is required. Resumes for the survey crew are not required. (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 Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS). The FAPIIS web site is https://www.ppirs.gov/. An ACASS report will be retrieved for the Joint Venture if proposer is a JV. If the JV doesn't have any ACASS ratings an ACASS report will be retrieved for each JV partner. ACASS reports will not be retrieved for the subcontractors that are proposed. (d) Capacity: Firms must demonstrate adequate team capacity to concurrently complete the design of three (3) projects (total value of all three (3) projects at least $350,000) within a six month timeframe. The three (3) projects must be of the type listed in paragraph 2 above and for purposes of this criteria shall be presumed to be at three (3) separate locations, not within the same military installation or city. (e) Knowledge of Locality: Firms must demonstrate familiarity with the SWD areas, primarily Texas, (by showing projects designed in these areas) and their applicable architecture, building codes, environmental regulations, soil conditions, seismic requirements and regulatory agencies. The following items (f)-(h) are the secondary criteria: (f) 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 subsequent paragraph 4(f)). Include awards to all branch offices. (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 the Fort Worth District area of responsibility. (h) Utilization of Small Business Firms: The extent of participation of SB, SDB, historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), and minority institutions (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 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 site as a guest. Ensure the proposal is sent only to the Contract Specialist Robert M. Duran, Email: Robert.m.duran@usace.army.mil and June Wohlbach, Email: june.wohlbach@usace.army.mil . PROPOSAL DUE DATE: 05 JANUARY 2015, TIME: 2:00 PM CENTRAL When completing the information for transmittal at the AMRDEC SAFE website, notification shall be submitted to: CESWF-CT-PreawardProposal@usace.army.mil (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 (FAX) 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 listed will not be used in evaluation of the selection criteria. The SF 330 shall be numbered to correspond to the paragraph numbers in this synopsis. The SF 330's 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 individual (with firm identified) on the proposed team meets the requirements of section 3b of this solicitation. (c) In Section E, provide brief resumes in the order of the requirements in 3b 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). Resumes must show the year of their degree and year they were licensed/registered. It is insufficient to say in the resume that the firm had a specific contract. Rather, the resume should be specific about what role the individual fulfilled on the project. Show that the individuals have the required five years' experience. If at least one project is not shown five years or more ago, the submittal will be rejected. (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. Highlight sections of resumes and project list to show compliance with synopsis requirements. (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 applicable. 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., 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. Cover pages or tabs are not included in the page limitation. 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 36 months from the closing date of the synopsis) and dated either by an original handwritten signature, a cut and pasted facsimile of an original signature, an electronic signature, or a typed in 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 A-E contracts and no additional project information will be given to firms during the synopsis/announcement period. Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Points of Contact: Contracting - Mr. Robert M. "Mike" Duran, EMAIL: Robert.M.Duran@usace.army.mil. Technical- Lewis Herring, PE EMAIL: lewis.herring@usace.army.mil. All questions must be submitted through the ProjNet System (also known as Dr. Checks). 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-16-R-0020 (f) The Bidder Inquiry Key is: TJDING-MT49EW (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 (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) Offers 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 e-mail: CESWF-CT-PreawardProposal@usace.army.mil. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL.

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.

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

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published September 9, 2015  -  Deadline October 21, 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--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.

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--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--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) 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--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.

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.