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Salinity Consultant Services

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation | Published May 4, 2016  -  Deadline June 30, 2016
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The Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) intends to issue a Request for Proposal for a firm fixed-price contract for Salinity Consultant Services for the Upper Colorado Regional Offices for a Base Year and 4 Option Years. The objective of this contract is to acquire contractor services to provide coordination and communication with various federal and non-federal salinity control participants, to participate in meetings, to review and prepare reports and meeting minutes to foster communication and sharing of salinity control information with the seven Basin States.

C--Montana National Guard A&E IDIQ Synopsis

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published March 31, 2015  -  Deadline May 1, 2015
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SYNOPSIS: The government is looking for qualified firms to Perform Type A (investigative), B (design), and C (construction surveillance and inspection) Architectural and Engineering consulting services. An Indefinite quantity/Indefinite Delivery (ID/IQ) Fixed Price contract is contemplated. Services will be mainly performed at the Montana Air National Guard, Great Falls, Montana but may include other locations within the state of Montana. The A-E indefinite delivery contract may be utilized by all National Guard Contracting Offices within the State of Montana. These services will be required for an undermined number of projects of varying size and complexity. Firms must have ability to perform up to three or more task orders simultaneously. DESCRIPTION: Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Architect and Engineering Services Contract. The United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO), Montana National Guard, intends to award a single firm-fixed price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Architect-Engineer (A-E) Services contract. This announcement is being solicited as unrestricted. Small business size standard is $14.0 Million for NAICS 541330. The Point of contact for this announcement is MAJ Chris Lende. Submit questions to christopher.c.lende.mil@mail.mil. CONTRACT INFORMATION: The work requires multi-discipline professional A-E services for various projects throughout the State of Montana supporting projects for both the Montana Air National Guard and Montana Army National Guard. The selection of a firm is not based upon competitive bidding procedures, but rather the process for A-E firm selection described in FAR 36 using the competitive ranking of firms based upon the professional qualifications necessary for the performance of the required services, as more fully set forth in the selection criteria. The competitive ranking will be followed by a negotiation with the most highly ranked firm and continuing to lower ranked firms only if satisfactory terms are not reached with the preferred firm as described in FAR 36.606. The A-E firm must be capable of responding to and working on multiple task orders concurrently. All firms responding to this announcement are cautioned to review FAR 9.5 - Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of interest; and FAR 36.209 - Construction Contracts with Architect-Engineer firms. The United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO) for Montana intends to award one (1) Firm-Fixed-Price Architect-Engineer (A-E) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract, with Options, for support of National Guard activities throughout the State of Montana. The A-E IDIQ contract will be established for a base period of one (1) year with options exercisable for four (4) successive one (1) year option periods. A one-time minimum guaranteed amount for the contract is $2,000.00; and a cumulative $5 Million ceiling will apply for the duration of the contract with a $500,000 limit on individual Task Order except in unusual circumstances and approved by higher headquarters up to $1,500,000. There is no minimum guarantee in the option years. Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) Task Orders are anticipated to be awarded against the A-E IDIQ contract. Large business firms that intend to do contracting must convey their intent to meet the minimum small business goals on the SF 330, Section C. by identifying subcontracting opportunities with small businesses. If selected, the large business offeror will be required to submit a Small Business Subcontracting Plan in accordance with FAR 52.219-9 and DFARS 219.704/705 as a part of the Request for Proposal Package. The subcontracting plan is NOT required with the initial SF 330 submittal. The National Guard subcontracting goals are as follows: Small Business 14.0% Small Disadvantaged Business 3.0 % Women-Owned Small Business 5.0 % HUBZone Small Business 1.0% Veteran Owned Small Business 3.0% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business 3.0% The Government anticipates that this announcement will result in the award of one contract to provide services to supported locations/activities on a statewide basis. Offerors shall note that there will be no travel paid on the resulting task order unless specifically authorized by the contracting officer and only in unusual circumstances. DUTIES: Work will involve a broad variety of investigative, design and construction monitoring services (Types A, B, and C services respectively), in accordance with applicable Army, Air Force and National Guard regulations/standards for facility design and construction and miscellaneous other services which include, but are not limited to: Investigative, design and/or monitoring services for design-bid-build and criteria consultant services for design-build projects pertaining to repair, maintenance, alteration or new construction of facilities and aviation-related structures; scope development, design criteria and conceptual designs; feasibility and planning studies; field investigations; plans and specifications; historical preservation and archaeological services, studies and reports; topographic subsurface investigation and other surveys; anti-terrorism/force protection; space planning and interior design; construction cost estimating; quality control; asbestos and lead-based paint assessment and abatement; building evaluation reports; construction management; life safety studies; fire protection measures; life cycle cost analyses; landscaping design; miscellaneous design and problem analyses; independent technical review of product submittals; and on occasion, participation in peer review processes and source selection boards. Designed projects shall incorporate but are not limited to applicable sustainable design methods and practices in accordance with Executive Order 13423 of January 24, 2007, Federal Leadership Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). DISCIPLINES: The work will require primarily architectural; mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering; cost estimating; and specification writing services but may also necessitate, but is not limited to geotechnical, toning/subsurface mapping, environmental, industrial hygienist, fire protection, historic preservation and archaeological monitoring, surveying, space planner/interior designer, landscape architect or designer, construction manager/inspector, USGBC LEED accredited professional, and other disciplines with specialized experience. SELECTION CRITERIA; FAR 36.602-1(a): Failure of a firm to address its specified qualifications will result in the incontrovertible determination that the submittal is non-compliant with the submission requirements. Firms will be evaluated on the following factors and A&E selection criterion, included in descending order of importance: (1) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Address professional qualifications by education, training, registration, certifications, overall and relevant documented specialized experience of key individuals in the discipline of Architecture; Mechanical; Civil; Electrical; Structural; and Interior Design. (2) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE and technical competence in the type of work described in CONTRACT INFORMATION, DUTIES, including experience in energy-efficient products and services, products and services that utilize renewable energy technologies, waste reduction, environmentally preferable products and services and use of recovered/recycled materials (3) CAPABILITY TO ACCOMPLISH the work in the required time. Discuss ability to meet the potential of working on multiple task orders at one time. Address your ability to sustain the loss of key personnel yet accomplish the work within required times. Address your management approach, organizational flow chart showing the inter-relationship of management and various team components, management and coordination of disciplines and subcontractors, and quality control procedures. Address capability to furnish drawings in CADD format; text documents in Microsoft Office format; and specifications as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. (4) PAST PERFORMANCE on contracts with government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. List but do not submit more than five (5) actual copies of recent awards, commendations or other superior performance indicators. (5) LOCATION in the general geographical area of the projects and knowledge of the locality of the project areas within the State of Montana. All contract work is to be performed within the State of Montana. Address specific knowledge of Montana topography and soil conditions, and weather conditions and knowledge of State of Montana local building codes and practices. (6) VOLUME OF WORK performed in the previous 12 months under contracts awarded by DOD. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. Interested Architect-Engineer firms having the capabilities to perform the anticipated work are invited to submit three (3) completed and bound paper copy of their SF 330 (Parts 1 and II) (Architect-Engineer Qualifications). Additionally, firms may submit the data on CD/DVD but the CD/DVD shall not substitute for the hard copy submission. Submitting firms are to include the DUNS number along with the name of the firm in Block 5 of the SF 330, Part 1, Section B. FONT SIZE shall be at least 10 pitch or larger on white letter-sized paper (8-1/2 inches by 11 inches), limited to 20 double-sided sheets, stapled, fastened or bound. Do not furnish design portfolios, prints, magazines, newspaper clipping and/or CDs of completed projects. All requirements of this notice must be met for a firm to be considered responsive. Solicitation packages will not be provided. Qualification submissions must be received no later than 3:00:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time, on May 1, 2015. Submission may be hand-carried to the USPFO for MT Purchasing and Contracting Office, 1956 Mt Majo Street, Fort Harrison, MT 59636-4789 or mailed to Montana Army National Guard, ATTN: MAJ Chris Lende, USPFO for MT Purchasing and Contracting Office, 1956 Mt Majo Street, Fort Harrison, MT 59636-4789. Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submissions received after 3:00:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on the closing date specified in this announcement. No other general notification to firms under consideration for this project will be made. All information relating to this synopsis, including pertinent changes/amendments and information prior to the date set for receipt of AE Qualification Submission will be posted on the following website: https://www.fbo.gov . Cover letters and extraneous materials ARE NOT desired and WILL NOT be considered by the selection boards. Personal visits, for the purpose of discussing this announcement or the Submittal, will not be allowed. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered System for Award Management (SAM). Interested offerors must be registered in SAM. To register go to: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. You will need your DUNS number register. Instructions for registering are on the web page. Firms should be registered well in advance of the closing date for submission of the SF 330 as the process may take 3 - 5 days.

C--Replace Air Handlers (A&E) - Building 154

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published January 6, 2016  -  Deadline February 5, 2016
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DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the establishment of an Architect-Engineering (A-E) contract with services to be performed at the VA Medical Center at Fort Harrison VAMC 3687 Veterans Drive Fort Harrison, MT 59636. This requirement is being set-aside to Small Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, scroll down to locate and click on the SF-330 hyperlink entitled, "Architect-Engineer Qualifications." Written questions pertaining to this requirement should be submitted no later than 2:00 PM. Mountain Standard Time (MST), January 20, 2016. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330, Parts I and II, to jason.thomas@va.gov. The SF-330s are due no later than 2:00 PM, MST, February 5, 2016. SCOPE OF WORK: The A/E firm will provide design services allowing for the replacement of multiple air handlers and related equipment serving a mix of clinical and administrative space and to comply with to VA Directives at the Ft. Harrison VA Medical Center. The work will include all associated controls, system and network piping, insulation of unit and piping network, and ductwork upgrades necessary to increase cooling and ventilation efficiency, which will reduce overall energy consumption. 1. Primary elements of design are outlined as follows: a. S-1 is a large air handler that serves a mix of administrative and clinical space. S-1 is located in mechanical room B-100 of Building 154. The A/E shall provide a design for the full replacement of the existing air handler. b. The Multi-zone air handler serves areas of Building 154 that include part of radiology, pharmacy, clinical space, canteen, and the outpatient clinic. The Multi-zone unit is located in mechanical Penthouse 1 of Building 154. The A/E shall provide a design for the full replacement of the existing air handler. c. All aspects of the design must adhere to the NEC Design manuals posted on the VA technical information library at the following sites: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dManual/dmMEhosp.pdf and http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dManual/dmPlbg.pdf 2. A/E submissions are to comply with the requirements stated in PG-18-15 Volume C. The design submissions shall consist of progressively more complete documents consisting of the following: Schematic Design (30%) Schematic Design (50%) Design Development (90%) Design Development (95%) Construction Documents (100%) Final Construction Documents - Production 3. The installation must, at a minimum, be in accordance with all applicable codes indicated in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Design Manuals and VA Publications (Master Construction Specifications, Construction Standards, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Underwriters Laboratory, International Building Code IBC 2003, NFPA and National Electric Code (NEC), building codes and standards, and VA Information Security Handbook 6500.6, etc.). CONSTRUCTION PERIOD SERVICES: During the construction period, the A/E will review all necessary technical submittals as submitted by contractor and will recommend approval/disapproval to the VA. The A/E will act as a consultant to the VA for the duration of project, and will serve as primary response to receive RFI's from the contractor. Initial responses to RFIs during construction period services shall be received by the VA within 3 business days of transmittal, and final responses will be required within 2 weeks. During construction, the A/E will provide a representative familiar with project to make a site visit when requested by the VA. Include three (3) construction period site visits in proposal. A representative from the A/E will be expected to attend above ceiling and final project inspections that will not be considered a VA requested site visit. Following Construction, the A/E shall complete as-built drawings from contractor provided red-lines and furnish electronically in AutoCAD 2010 version on CD to the VA. OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: The submitted SF-330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF-330 technical proposals: The A/E must demonstrate its qualifications with respect to the published evaluation criteria for all services. Evaluation Criteria (1) through (4) are considered most important and equal among themselves; Criteria (5) and (6) are of slightly less importance than (1) through (4), but are equal value among themselves; Criteria (7) and (8) are the least important and listed in descending order of importance. Specific evaluation criteria include: 1. 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. 2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 6. 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. 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Criterion 1 - 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. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to: ? Experience with design of mechanical HVAC, air handlers, and multi-zone systems. ? Experience with multi-phased hospital design and construction programs; ? Experience with construction and renovation phasing in hospitals, larger infrastructure mechanical HVAC, air handlers, and multi-zone projects and other VA facilities; ? Experience in providing post construction award services (shop drawing review, as-built drawing and Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) preparation, construction inspection services, and Operating and Maintenance Manuals). Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF-330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF-330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF-330. 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. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF-330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines - Mechanical and Electrical. The A-E must include a registered engineer from the state of Montana. The government shall allow for an offeror demonstrating reciprocity through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF-330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. NOTE: Past performance information for projects listed under Criterion 1. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF-330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Jason Thomas via email at jason.thomas@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF-330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area (Fort Harrison, MT) and knowledge of the (Fort Harrison, MT); provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any subconsultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF-330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF-330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. GENERAL INFORMATION: All design and work will conform to the current edition of the VA Master Specifications and VA Design Standards as published at the following site: www.cfm.va.gov; ASME, OSHA, IBC 2009, NFPA and NEC building codes and standards. Coordinate all work through the COR of Facilities Management Service. Contractor is responsible for all cleanups and refuse disposal throughout the construction period. The A-E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired construction work. Microsoft Project scheduling and management software will be used by both the A-E and Contractors to allow for regular tracking of schedules and work by the VA Medical Center. Schedules with MS Project will be regularly sent to the COR upon project initiation and whenever significant changes occur in the schedule. The estimated construction range is between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. The A-E will provide an initial estimate of cost to perform the above work and will design only those items that can be provided within the cost limitation. The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A-E to minimize impact of the construction. The A-E will provide documents at each submission as indicated in the statement of work. The NAICS code for this procurement will be 541310, Architectural Services. The current small business size standard for 541310 is $7.5 million. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized, all responses to this pre-solicitation notice must be submitted electronically as described below. The only acceptable paper form for this requirement is the receipt of past performance questionnaires. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to non-compliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers 1. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access. Spreadsheet documents must be sent in a format that includes all formulas, macro, and format information. Print or scan images of spreadsheets are not acceptable. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (Purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) 2. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. 3. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format than those described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. 4. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. a. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation. Use only one of the terms Quotation, Offer, or Bid depending on the solicitation type. b. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes. The SF330, in its entirety, shall not exceed one email of 5MB. The SF330 (not including past performance questionnaires) are limited to 30 pages. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by the Contract Officer submitting the solicitation. The Microsoft Outlook © Email time/date stamp will be used to date and time stamp offers for the official record of receipt for the submission. The date and time stamp in recipients "inbox" is the official record of receipt. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers 1. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. 2. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. 3. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). 4. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. 5. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-compliant. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNEDSMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

C--437-17-107 Renovate ICU to GI Suite

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published September 8, 2015  -  Deadline September 22, 2015
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PART I - INSTRUCTIONS, CONDITIONS AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the following services under project number 436-17-107 Renovate ICU to GI Suite, projected at the Ft Harrison Montana Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) 53687 Veterans Dr., Ft Harrison, Montana 59636. This will be a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) Set-aside. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330. Interested firms should submit one (1) copy of their current SF 330 no later than 1:00 PM Mountain Time (MT) 9/24/2015 to Donna.Davis11@va.gov. The emailed file shall not exceed 5MB in total. The NIACS code for this project is 541310, with a small business size standard of $15M. This project will be 100% set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses as stated below. The project construction magnitude is between $500,000.00 and $1,000,000.00 Funds are not currently available for this solicitation. Award of a contract as a result of this solicitation is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment of this contract may be made. There shall be no legal liability on the part of the Government for contract purposes until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer will confirm availability of funds in writing to the contractor upon award of contract. 52.232-18 -- Availability of Funds. Funds are not presently available for this contract. The Government's obligation under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. The VA Montana Healthcare System requires the services of a qualified Architect / Engineer (A/E) firm to provide design services allowing for the renovation of the 3rd floor north wing of building 154 into a G.U. suite providing procedure, exam, consultation, office, and reception space. The new suite shall include an endoscopy treatment room, cystoscopy treatment room, exam rooms, office/consult rooms, clean and soiled storage rooms, reception/clerk's office, and a waiting room. The existing ICU suite and associated exam rooms and offices comprise approximately 2000 SF of space to be renovated. Specialized equipment relating to the furnishing of the procedure rooms shall be procured and installed as part of this project. This may include (but not be limited to) equipment booms to accommodate specialized audio/visual/data devices and connections, and medical gas appurtenances. The design shall conform to all VA requirements outlined in the Digestive Diseases - Endoscopy Service Design Guide at the following web address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dGuide/dgDigestiveEndoscopy.pdf, as well all requirements of the VA design manuals posted by discipline in the VA Technical Information Library at the following web address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dManual.asp A/E Requirements The anticipated construction cost associated with this design is expected to be around $750,000. The VA expectation is that the A/E will provide sufficient design services to utilize this construction budget with fees in accordance with the Brooks Act. The A/E will provide an initial itemized construction cost estimate as part of the 30% submission from which the VA may elect potential deducts equivalent to a minimum of 35% of the projected construction cost of the full scope OR expand the scope to fully utilize the anticipated budget. Deducts are expected to be incorporated in a manner that allows for segregation at the Construction Document stage. The cost estimate shall be carried forward and modified to reflect changes on each subsequent submission. Design of the above documented project scope must meet all applicable codes, regulations, and standards. This includes but is not limited to NFPA Codes, NEC, EPA, MT DEQ Regulations, OSHA 1926, ASTM, and TJC Standards. Additionally, the A/E is required to meet all applicable laws and regulation not explicitly stated in this document. Design efforts and products shall be conducted and produced in compliance with VA Publications including Master Construction Specifications, Design Guides, and CAD Standards (http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL). A/E submissions are to comply with the requirements stated in PG-18-15 Volume C. The design submissions shall consist of progressively more complete documents consisting of the following: " Schematic Design (30%) " Schematic Design (50%) " Design Development (90%) " Construction Documents (100%) " Final Construction Documents - Production OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: The submitted SF330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF 330 technical proposals: *(NOTE: Evaluation Criteria (1) through (4) are considered the most important and equal among themselves; Criteria (5) and (6) are of slightly less importance than (1) through (4), but are of equal value among themselves; Criteria (7) and (8) are the least important and listed in descending order of importance. Specific evaluation criteria include: 1. 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. 2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 6. 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. 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Criterion 1 - 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. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to: ? Experience with design of clinical space with preference given to specialty care design experience. ? Experience with design and phasing to accommodate continuation of operations in an operational clinical environment. ? Knowledge of specialized equipment inclusive of medical gas systems, clinical articulating arm utilities, pure water systems, and blood borne pathogen waste disposal systems. ? Knowledge of HVAC systems requiring continuous pressure diffential of adjacent spaces. ? Experience in providing post construction award services (submittal and RFI review, as-built drawing, Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) preparation, construction inspection services, and Operating and Maintenance Manuals) for construction projects specific to clinical programs. Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF 330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF 330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF330. 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. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines - AIA qualified Architectual Expertise, as well as services rendered by licensed professional engineers in the disciplines of Mechanical, Electrical, and Fire Protection. Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF 330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. NOTE: Past performance information for projects listed under Criterion 1 will be given greater weight. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF 330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Donna Davis via email at Donna.davis11@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area and knowledge of Fort Harrison, Montana; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any sub-consultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Indicate firms/teams knowledge of Ft Harrison Montana area. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF 330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330. Interested firms should submit one (1) copy of their current SF 330 no later than 1:00 PM Mountain Time (MT) 9/24/2015 to Donna.Davis11@va.gov. The emailed file shall not exceed 5MB in total. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-compliant. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

C--Penthouse HVAC Replacement - Building 154

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published December 21, 2015  -  Deadline January 18, 2016
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DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the establishment of an Architect-Engineering (A-E) contract with services to be performed at the Fort Harrison Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is located at 3687 Veterans Drive, Fort Harrison, MT 59636 This requirement is being set-aside to Small Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, scroll down to locate and click on the SF-330 hyperlink entitled, "Architect-Engineer Qualifications." Written questions pertaining to this requirement should be submitted no later than 2:00 PM. Mountain Time (MT), December 30, 2015. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330, Parts I and II, to joseph.wingfield@va.gov. The SF-330s are due no later than 12:00 PM, MT, January 21, 2016. SCOPE OF WORK: The VA Montana Healthcare System requires the services of a qualified Architect / Engineer (A/E) firm to provide design services allowing for the all work as identified in this scope of work for project 436-17-102 Replace HVAC Penthouse Units - Building 154. Primary Aspects of this project are as follows: S-2, S1A and S2A are three large air handlers that serve a mixture of administrative, clinical space, and patient rooms on the third and fourth floors of the hospital. The units are operating at 100 percent capacity several months of the year. The construction of Correct Patient Privacy project on the 3rd and 4th floors of the hospital will upgrade the ICU, Same-Day Surgery Recovery Unit, and Patient rooms, which will greatly impact the requirements for cooling and heating on the 3rd and 4th floors of the hospital. The designer will be required to install design elements that incorporate a range of technologies to enable a higher efficiency to meet new load demands and a system to increase the level of energy recovery from the currently exhausted system air. AC-2 currently serves OR#3 and OR#4 and a significant amount of adjoining clinic operations space with less stringent HVAC criteria. This unit currently appears to operate at full load continuously and utilizes 100 percent outside air. The accompanying design provides for modifications to allow return air to be used as a precooling or heating source, to increase the efficiency and capacity of the unit. S2 and AC2 are in the elevator penthouse of bldg. 154. S1A and S2A are located in the out board penthouse of bldg. 154 The work will include all associated controls, system piping, insulation, and ductwork upgrades necessary to increase cooling and ventilation efficiency and reduce energy consumption. The exact areas served by systems need to be determined and diagramed. .All units shall be replaced with new air handler. Units shall be established on steel curbs at correct elevation for drainage. This design shall include all aspects of AHU replacement and design. Expansion of mechanical spaces shall be part of this design work as necessary to accommodate new machinery. Evaluate and or design hot water coils. All variable frequency drives shall be replaced. The VA expectation is that the A/E will provide sufficient design services to utilize this construction budget with fees in accordance with the Brooks Act. The A/E will provide an initial itemized construction cost estimate as part of the 30% submission from which the VA may elect potential deducts equivalent to a minimum of 20% (must be 20% or more, in some cases dependent on budget, we may want to go as high as 50%) of the projected construction cost of the full scope OR expand the scope to fully utilize the anticipated budget. Deducts are expected to be incorporated in a manner that allows for segregation at the Construction Document stage. The cost estimate shall be carried forward and modified to reflect changes on each subsequent submission. Design of the above documented project scope must meet all applicable codes, regulations, and standards. This includes but is not limited to NFPA Codes, NEC, EPA, MT, DEQ Regulations, OSHA 1926, ASTM and TJC Standards. Additionally, the A/E is required to meet all applicable laws and regulation not explicitly stated in this document. Design efforts and products shall be conducted and produced in compliance with VA Publications including Master Construction Specifications, Design Guides, and CAD Standards (http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL). A/E submissions are to comply with the requirements stated in PG-18-15 Volume C. The design submissions shall consist of progressively more complete documents consisting of the following: " Schematic Design (30%) " Schematic Design (50%) " Design Development (95%) " Construction Documents (100%) Final Construction Documents - Production The NAICS code for this procurement will be 541330, Engineering Services. The current small business size standard for 541330 is $15million. OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: The submitted SF-330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF-330 technical proposals: The A/E must demonstrate its qualifications with respect to the published evaluation criteria for all services. Evaluation Criteria (1) through (4) are considered most important and equal among themselves; Criteria (5) and (6) are of slightly less importance than (1) through (4), but are equal value among themselves; Criteria (7) and (8) are the least important and listed in descending order of importance. Specific evaluation criteria include: 1. 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. 2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 6. 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. 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Criterion 1 - 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. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to: ? Experience with design of HVAC systems. ? Experience with multi-phased hospital design and construction programs; ? Experience with construction and renovation phasing in hospitals, larger infrastructure lighting projects and other VA facilities; ? Experience in providing post construction award services (shop drawing review, as-built drawing and Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) preparation, construction inspection services, and Operating and Maintenance Manuals). Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF-330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF-330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF-330. 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. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF-330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines -Architecture, Mechanical and Electrical. Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF-330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. NOTE: Past performance information for projects listed under Criterion 1. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF-330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Joseph Wingfield via email at joseph.wingfield@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF-330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area (Fort Harrison, MT) and knowledge of the (Fort Harrison, MT); provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any sub consultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF-330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. GENERAL INFORMATION: All design and work will conform to the current edition of the VA Master Specifications and VA Design Standards as published at the following site: www.cfm.va.gov; ASME, OSHA, IBC 2009, NFPA and NEC building codes and standards. Coordinate all work through the COR of Facilities Management Service. Contractor is responsible for all cleanups and refuse disposal throughout the construction period. The A-E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired construction work. Microsoft Project scheduling and management software will be used by both the A-E and Contractors to allow for regular tracking of schedules and work by the VA Medical Center. Schedules with MS Project will be regularly sent to the COR upon project initiation and whenever significant changes occur in the schedule. The estimated magnitude of construction is between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000. The A-E will provide an initial estimate of cost to perform the above work and will design only those items that can be provided within the cost limitation. The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A-E to minimize impact of the construction. The A-E will provide documents at each submission as indicated in the statement of work. The NAICS code for this procurement will be 541330, Engineering Services. The current small business size standard for 541330 is $15 million. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized, all responses to this pre-solicitation notice must be submitted electronically as described below. The only acceptable paper form for this requirement is the receipt of past performance questionnaires. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to non-compliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers 1. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access. Spreadsheet documents must be sent in a format that includes all formulas, macro, and format information. Print or scan images of spreadsheets are not acceptable. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (Purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) 2. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. 3. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format than those described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. 4. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. a. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation. Use only one of the terms Quotation, Offer, or Bid depending on the solicitation type. b. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes. The SF330, in its entirety, shall not exceed one email of 5MB. The SF330 (not including past performance questionnaires) are limited to 30 pages. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by the Contract Officer submitting the solicitation. The Microsoft Outlook © Email time/date stamp will be used to date and time stamp offers for the official record of receipt for the submission. The date and time stamp in recipients "inbox" is the official record of receipt. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers 1. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. 2. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. 3. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). 4. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. 5. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-compliant. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

C--Building 141 Heating System

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published August 6, 2015  -  Deadline September 9, 2015
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DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the following services under project number 436-17-104 - Building 141 Heating System at the Fort Harrison Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is located at 3687 Veterans Drive, Fort Harrison, MT 59636. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, scroll down and locate and click on the SF330 hyperlink entitled, "Architect-Engineer Qualifications." Interested firms should submit their current SF 330, Parts I and II, to joseph.wingfield@va.gov. The SF 330s are due no later than 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time, September 9, 2015. SCOPE OF WORK: The VA Montana Healthcare System requires the services of a qualified Architect / Engineer (A/E) firm to provide design services allowing for the rebuild of existing hydronic plumbing and control of fin-tube perimeter convectors and the connection of hydronic heating water plumbing with heating coils installed in AHUs 1-3 and VAV boxes throughout building 141 at the VA Medical Center at Ft. Harrison MT. Project 436-05-101 Building 141 Air Conditioning saw the replacement of Air handling units and installation of VAV boxes in building 141. Reheat coil plumbing was eliminated from the project due to budgetary concerns. In 2010 a low pressure steam heating system was installed across the campus. This project will expand capacity of the existing steam to hot water heat exchangers and install hydronic plumbing necessary to connect the heating water generation system to reheat coils in the air handling units and VAV boxes. The design of project 436-05-101 was engineered to use the previous 30 psi steam heating system to directly heat coils in AHUs 1-3 and power a shell and tube heat exchanger for VAV hydronic water. The design will have to be updated to accommodate the heating water generation system. Heating coils installed in 2005 will have to be confirmed capable of operating with heating water and new calculations performed to update the design of the heating water delivery system. Building 141 is heated via fin-tube perimeter convectors. Existing control hardware for the convectors in many rooms is inadequate or inoperable and requires installation of new control hardware and piping. The A/E will determine which units are in need of repair and what work is needed to make all units operable. Existing heating water pumps will need the expanded capacity confirmed as well as a redesign of hardware and controls to optimize pump operation. The A/E will update the control of the convector heating system and the AHU and VAV re-heats. Existing VAVs service multiple rooms and there is difficulty moderating heating throughout the zones. The A/E will analyze the system layout and determine critical areas which could use additional VAV boxes or powered unit heaters to better moderate heating and cooling loads such as stairwells and rooms with northeast, southwest, and exterior corner exposures. VAV control programming will need to be coordinated with room thermostats to ensure even and adequate heating across zones. The A/E will evaluate and design improvements for all aspects of the HVAC system including exterior air intake louvers, air handler loads and characteristics, duct sensors, economizer controls, static pressure characteristics, duct leakage, VAV operation, and all physical and DDC controls with the existing Johnson Controls System. All control points of the AHUs and VAVs will be integrated with the JCI graphics and operations system. The air delivery, exhaust and heating water systems shall be tested and balanced as part of the project. Previous projects abandoned in place medium pressure steam piping. The A/E will investigate locations and possible utility of the piping, and if it's determined to be of no use to the VA develop a demolition plan for its removal. The A/E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired construction work. Microsoft Project scheduling and management software will be used by both the A/E and Contractors to allow for regular tracking of schedules and work by the VAMC. Schedules with MS Project will be regularly sent to the COR upon project initiation and whenever significant changes occur in the schedule. All work must be designed within a construction cost range of between $500,000 and $1,000,000. The A/E will provide an initial itemized construction cost estimate as part of the 30% submission from which the VA may elect potential deducts equivalent to a minimum of 20% of the projected construction cost of the full scope OR expand the scope to fully utilize the anticipated budget. Deducts are expected to be incorporated in a manner that allows for segregation at the Construction Document stage. The cost estimate shall be carried forward and modified to reflect changes on each subsequent submission. The A/E firm is required to submit six submissions of material for preliminary review at the 30%, 50%, 90%, 95%, 100%, and Final Construction Documents - Production stage for review. The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction. The A/E will provide documents at each submission as indicated in the statement of work. The NAICS code for this procurement will be 541330, Engineering Services. The current small business size standard for 541330 is $15 million. OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: The submitted SF330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF 330 technical proposals: 1. 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. 2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 6. 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. 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Criterion 1 - 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. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to: Experience with design of similar types of facility hydronics and HVAC systems Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF 330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF 330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF330. 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. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines -Mechanical and Electrical. Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF 330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF 330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Joseph Wingfield, Contractor via email at joseph.wingfield@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area and knowledge of Fort Harrison, Montana; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any sub-consultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Indicate firms/teams knowledge of Ft Harrison Montana area. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF 330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized, all responses to this pre-solicitation notice must be submitted electronically as described below. The only acceptable paper form for this requirement is the receipt of past performance questionnaires. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to non-compliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers 1. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access. Spreadsheet documents must be sent in a format that includes all formulas, macro, and format information. Print or scan images of spreadsheets are not acceptable. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (Purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) 2. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. 3. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format than those described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. 4. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. a. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation. Use only one of the terms Quotation, Offer, or Bid depending on the solicitation type. b. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this solicitation or in writing by the Contract Officer submitting the solicitation. c. Unless approved by the contracting officer: DO NOT submit a link to your PDF documents. Please submit your request in an email for other electronic format at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and ensure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers 1. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. 2. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. 3. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). 4. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. 5. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

C--436-113 Construct Primary Care Mental Health Integration

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published February 8, 2016  -  Deadline March 10, 2016
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DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the establishment of an Architect-Engineering (A-E) contract with services to be performed at the VA Medical Center at Fort Harrison VAMC 3687 Veterans Drive Fort Harrison, MT 59636. This requirement is being set-aside to Small Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, scroll down to locate and click on the SF-330 hyperlink entitled, "Architect-Engineer Qualifications." Written questions pertaining to this requirement should be submitted no later than 2:00 PM. Mountain Standard Time (MST), February 16, 2016. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330, Parts I and II, to Josiah.Benton@va.gov. The SF-330s are due no later than 2:00 PM, MST, March 10, 2016. SCOPE OF WORK: This contract will provide design services allowing for the construction of a Primary Care facility to VA Directives at the Fort Harrison MT VA Medical Center. The contractor shall design the following 1. This project will construct a 18,400 SF connected facility housing Primary Care in support of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model of care. It will provide space for examination, treatment, patient education, staff education, group counseling/social activities, staff work areas, and common spaces. The project will also require a level of renovation to existing areas of approximately 2,000 SF needed to facilitate an adequate connection to adjacent functions. Beyond the zero line of the new construction, approximately one acre of space will be subject to site development work encompassing all aspects necessary to accommodate new construction in a previously extensively developed location. Design is also to accommodate a specified area providing for the utilization of a mobile trailer supporting health care operations. 2. The required disciplines to successfully complete this project include Architecture as well as Civil, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, and Fire Protection Engineering. All design work in these disciplines is to be completed by the A/E firm. 3. Design of the above documented project scope must meet all applicable codes, regulations, and standards. This includes but is not limited to NFPA Codes, NEC, EPA (specifically conduction of NEPA), MT DEQ Regulations, OSHA 1926, ASTM and TJC Standards. Additionally, the A/E is required to meet all applicable laws and regulation not explicitly stated in this document. Design efforts and products shall be conducted and produced in compliance with VA Publications including Master Construction Specifications, Design Guides, and CAD Standards (http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL). Due to the nature of this project, special attention is to be paid to the requirements as represented in the following documents: a. PACT Design Guide (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dGuide/dgPACT.pdf) This project must conform to the general principles of spatial layout as delineated in the PACT design guide to be considered acceptable. b. Seismic Design Guide (http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/seismic.asp) Due to the location of this construction, certification of compliance to the requirements as indicated in H-18-8 will be required. c. Physical Security Design Manual (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/PhysicalSecurity/dmPhySecLS-2007.pdf ***Updates to this document have been published) This project will incorporate a significant amount of building façade as well as side development. As such, certification of the meeting these requirements by an appropriately qualified technical professional will be required. d. Sustainability Design Guide (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/sustain.asp) This project is required to comply with public law that requires energy performance exceeding standards specified in ASHRAE 90.1. Compliance is required and must be validated through Energy Modeling. OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: The submitted SF330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF 330 technical proposals: (8) Are the least important and listed in descending order of importance. Specific evaluation criteria include: 1. 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. 2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 6. 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. 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Criterion 1 - 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. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to: o Experience with design of similar types of facilities; with preference given to Outpatient Ambulatory Care clinical space o Experience designing projects required to be constructed during continuous operation of the existing asset that were subject to a constructability review to eliminate conflicts. o Experience with designing s additions to an existing facility that accommodate both the newly constructed area as well as renovation of existing adjacent space to support continuity of the space. o Experience in providing post construction award services (shop drawing review, RFI's, As-built drawings, Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) review, construction inspection services, and investigative site visits to address any necessary redesign requirements). Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF 330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF 330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF330. 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. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines - Architecture, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Fire Protection Engineering. Qualifications in the areas of Environmental Engineering, LEED-AP, Interior Design, Project Planning and Management, American Society for Industrial Security (CPP or PSP). Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF 330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF 330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Josiah Benton via email at Josiah.benton@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area (Fort Harrison, MT) and knowledge of the (Fort Harrison, MT); provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any subconsultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF 330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized, all responses to this pre-solicitation notice must be submitted electronically as described below. The only acceptable paper form for this requirement is the receipt of past performance questionnaires. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to non-compliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers 1. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access. Spreadsheet documents must be sent in a format that includes all formulas, macro, and format information. Print or scan images of spreadsheets are not acceptable. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (Purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) 2. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. 3. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format than those described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. 4. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. a. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation. Use only one of the terms Quotation, Offer, or Bid depending on the solicitation type. b. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes and the SF330 will not exceed fifty (50) pages. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this solicitation or in writing by the Contract Officer submitting the solicitation. c. Unless approved by the contracting officer: DO NOT submit a link to your PDF documents. Please submit your request in an email for other electronic format at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and ensure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers 1. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. 2. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. 3. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). 4. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. 5. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program. PAST PERFORMANCE QUESTIONNAIRE Solicitation Number: Project Title: CONTRACT INFORMATION (Contractor to complete Blocks 1-4) 1. Contractor Information Firm Name: CAGE Code: Address: DUNs Number: Phone Number: Email Address: Point of Contact: Contact Phone Number: 2. Work Performed as: 0 Prime Contractor 0 Sub Contractor 0 Joint Venture 0 Other Percent of project work performed: If subcontractor, who was the prime (Name/Phone #): 3. Contract Information Contract Number: Delivery/Task Order Number (if applicable): Contract Type: 0 Firm Fixed Price 0 Cost Reimbursement 0 Other (Please specify): Contract Title: Contract Location: Award Date (mm/dd/yy): Contract Completion Date (mm/dd/yy): Actual Completion Date (mm/dd/yy): Explain Differences: Original Contract Price (Award Amount): Final Contract Price (to include all modifications, if applicable): Explain Differences: 4. Project Description: Complexity of Work 0 High 0 Med 0 Routine How is this project relevant to project of submission? (Please provide details such as similar equipment, requirements, conditions, etc.) CLIENT INFORMATION (Client to complete Blocks 5-8) 5. Client Information Name: Title: Phone Number: Email Address: 6. Describe the client's role in the project: 7. Date Questionnaire was completed (mm/dd/yy): 8. Client's Signature: E VG S M U N Exceptional (Outstanding) Very Good (Above Average) Satisfactory Marginal Unsatisfactory Not Available Performance meets contractual requirements and exceeds many to the Government's benefit. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element being evaluated was accomplished with few minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the Contractor were highly effective Performance meets contractual requirements and exceeds some to the Government's benefit. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element being evaluated was accomplished with some minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the Contractor were effective Performance meets contractual requirements. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element contains some minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the Contractor appear, or were, satisfactory. Performance does not meet some contractual requirements. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element being evaluated reflects a serious problem for which the Contractor has not yet identified corrective actions. The Contractor's proposed actions appear only marginally effective, or were not fully implemented Performance does not meet most contractual requirements and recovery is not likely in a timely manner. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element contains a serious problem(s) for which the Contractor's corrective actions appear or were ineffective No record of past performance or the record is inconclusive. 1. QUALITY: a) Quality of technical data/report preparation efforts E VG S M U N a.1. Comments: b) Ability to meet quality standards specified for technical performance E VG S M U N b.1. Comments: c) Timeliness/effectiveness of contract problem resolution without extensive customer guidance E VG S M U N c.1. Comments: d) Adequacy/effectiveness of quality control program and adherence to contract quality assurance requirements (without adverse effect on performance) E VG S M U N d.1. Comments: 2. SCHEDULE/TIMELINESS OF PERFORMANCE: a) Compliance with contract delivery/completion schedules including any significant intermediate milestones. (If liquidated damages were assessed or the schedule was not met, please address below) E VG S M U N 2.a.1 Comments: b) Rate the contractor's use of available resources to accomplish tasks identified in the contract E VG S M U N 2.b.1. Comments: 3. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: a) To what extent were the end users satisfied with the project? E VG S M U N 3. a.1. Comments: b) Contractor was reasonable and cooperative in dealing with your staff (including the ability to successfully resolve disagreements/disputes; responsiveness to administrative reports, businesslike and communication) E VG S M U N 3.b.1. Comments: c) To what extent was the contractor cooperative, businesslike, and concerned with the interests of the customer? E VG S M U N 3.c.1. Comments: d) Overall customer satisfaction E VG S M U N 3.d.1 Comments: 4. MANAGEMENT/ PERSONNEL/LABOR a) Effectiveness of on-site management, including management of subcontractors, suppliers, materials, and/or labor force? E VG S M U N 4.a.1. Comments: b) Ability to hire, apply, and retain a qualified workforce to this effort E VG S M U N 4.b.1 Comments: c) Government Property Control E VG S M U N 4.c.1. Comments: d) Knowledge/expertise demonstrated by contractor personnel E VG S M U N 4.d.1. Comments: e) Utilization of Small Business concerns E VG S M U N 4.e.1. Comments: f) Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with multiple disciplines E VG S M U N 4.f.1. Comments: g) Ability to assimilate and incorporate changes in requirements and/or priority, including planning, execution and response to Government changes E VG S M U N 4.g.1. Comments: h) Effectiveness of overall management (including ability to effectively lead, manage and control the program) E VG S M U N 4.h.1. Comments: 5. COST/FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT a) Ability to meet the terms and conditions within the contractually agreed price(s)? E VG S M U N 5.a.1. Comments: b) Contractor proposed innovative alternative methods/processes that reduced cost, improved maintainability or other factors that benefited the client E VG S M U N 5.b.1. Comments: c) If this is/was a Government cost type contract, please rate the Contractor's timeliness and accuracy in submitting monthly invoices with appropriate back-up documentation, monthly status reports/budget variance reports, compliance with established budgets and avoidance of significant and/or unexplained variances (under runs or overruns) E VG S M U N 5.c.1. Comments: d) Is the Contractor's accounting system adequate for management and tracking of costs? If no, please explain in Remarks section. Yes No 5.d.1. Comments: e) If this is/was a Government contract, has/was this contract been partially or completely terminated for default or convenience or are there any pending terminations? Indicate if show cause or cure notices were issued, or any default action in comment section below. Yes No 5.e.1. Comments: f) Have there been any indications that the contractor has had any financial problems? If yes, please explain below. Yes No 5.f.1 Comments: 6. SAFETY/SECURITY a) To what extent was the contractor able to maintain an environment of safety, adhere to its approved safety plan, and respond to safety issues? (Includes: following the users rules, regulations, and requirements regarding housekeeping, safety, correction of noted deficiencies, etc.) E VG S M U N 6.a.1 Comments: b) Contractor complied with all security requirements for the project and personnel security requirements. E VG S M U N 6.b.1. Comments: 7. GENERAL a) Ability to successfully respond to emergency and/or surge situations (including notifying COR, PM or Contracting Officer in a timely manner regarding urgent contractual issues). E VG S M U N 7.a.1. Comments: b) Compliance with contractual terms/provisions (explain if specific issues) E VG S M U N 7.b.1. Comments: c) Would you hire or work with this firm again? (If no, please explain below) Yes No 7.c.1. Comments: d) In summary, provide an overall rating for the work performed by this contractor. E VG S M U N 7.d.1. Comments: Please provide responses to the questions above (if applicable) and/or additional remarks. Furthermore, please provide a brief narrative addressing specific strengths, weaknesses, deficiencies, or other comments which may assist our office in evaluating performance risk (please attach additional pages if necessary): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________STRENGTHS:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WEAKNESSES:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DEFICIENCIES:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ COMMENTS:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Past Performance Information provided by: __________________________________________________ (Printed Name) Signature: ________________________________________ Date: ____________________________ Organization: _____________________________________ Phone: ____________________________

C--LED Lighting Phase I

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published November 5, 2015
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DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the establishment of an Architect-Engineering (A-E) contract with services to be performed at the VA Medical Center at Fort Harrison VAMC 3687 Veterans Drive Fort Harrison, MT 59636. This requirement is being set-aside to Small Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, scroll down to locate and click on the SF-330 hyperlink entitled, "Architect-Engineer Qualifications." Written questions pertaining to this requirement should be submitted no later than 12:00 PM. Mountain Standard Time (MST), November 12, 2015. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330, Parts I and II, to Josiah.Benton@va.gov. The SF-330s are due no later than 12:00 PM, MST, November 25, 2015. SCOPE OF WORK: This contract will provide for a design for correcting deficiencies to ensure patient safety and to comply with to VA Directives at the Sheridan VA Medical Center. The contractor shall design the following 1. The A-E is to provide the design services to upgrade and improve the exterior campus lighting at the VA Medical Center at Fort Harrison MT. a. Improve patient and staff safety by installing exterior LED lights, bases and poles in the parking lots and streets and by replacing the exterior building wall pack lights (50) with LED lights at the Fort Harrison facility. At the present time only part of the parking lots and buildings have exterior lights which cause issues with the patients, public, and staff at night, because of shadows and areas not covered by the present lighting system. The growth in patient activities has increased pedestrians traffic in the early hours and after dark, which causes an issue with safety and security at the facility during low light times. The increased lighting illumination in the parking lots and on the exterior of the buildings improves safety, security, and will reduce that chance of pedestrian and vehicle conflicts in the area as well. The LED lights will improve the visual appearance of the facility and supply a better quality light source. b. In addition to the new LED lighting being more energy efficient. This must reduce cost for the system by having a lower power demand on the grid (reduce energy costs) and the lighting must have a useful life of 15-20 years, and will require only minimal maintenance. c. All aspects of the design must adhere to the NEC Design manuals posted on the VA technical information library at the following sites: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dManual/dmMEhosp.pdf and http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dManual/dmPlbg.pdf 2. All electrical, architectural, and mechanical work for these systems will be designed by the A-E. 3. The installation must, at a minimum, be in accordance with all applicable codes indicated in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Design Manuals and VA Publications (Master Construction Specifications, Construction Standards, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Underwriters Laboratory, International Building Code IBC 2003, NFPA and National Electric Code (NEC), building codes and standards, and VA Information Security Handbook 6500.6, etc.). DESIGN CRITERIA: As part of the design the following list needs to be considered: 1. All electrical work will be terminated by the contractor. The design must be clear who and what is supplied for the termination equipment. 2. Any penetrations through any fire barriers whether a floor or wall it will be done in this contract to meet VA standards and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). 3. The installed system and its components shall be tested and commissioned. This will be included in the design and construction documents. 4. Implement new technologies in electrical systems to improve facilitate energy usage reductions. The system will be compatible with the existing control systems on station. 5. All finishes will be designed and called out in a finish schedule. 6. All testing and balancing parameters will be provided by the A-E. 7. Design documents that show the red lines will be submitted by the contractor to the A-E, put into the AutoCAD drawings and submitted within 30 days of the completion of the construction project. According to VA standards as outline in the VA Specifications Technical Library. 8. All existing utilities which are designed to be relocated or modified shall have direction to the contractor on the new location and modifications. INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES: 1. A report on 8 1/2"x11" paper (bound) and an electric Portable Document Format (PDF) version will be submitted. It will provide pro and cons of the project. It shall include a preliminary cost estimate and any results from preliminary testing and investigations. The results and sketches from this report should be used to develop the design. 2. Interview and work with medical center staff to determine how the current system is working and what needs there are from the Facilities Management staff. 3. In person inspections are required before the start of design due to the need for phased designed in the specified areas. The A-E will need to understand the workings of the area to facilitate a smoother design. OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: The submitted SF-330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF-330 technical proposals: The A/E must demonstrate its qualifications with respect to the published evaluation criteria for all services. Evaluation Criteria (1) through (4) are considered most important and equal among themselves; Criteria (5) and (6) are of slightly less importance than (1) through (4), but are equal value among themselves; Criteria (7) and (8) are the least important and listed in descending order of importance. Specific evaluation criteria include: 1. 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. 2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 6. 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. 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Criterion 1 - 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. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to: ? Experience with design of electrical exterior lighting and LED lighting systems. ? Experience with multi-phased hospital design and construction programs; ? Experience with construction and renovation phasing in hospitals, larger infrastructure lighting projects and other VA facilities; ? Experience in providing post construction award services (shop drawing review, as-built drawing and Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) preparation, construction inspection services, and Operating and Maintenance Manuals). Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF-330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF-330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF-330. 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. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF-330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines - Architecture, Interior Design, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection Engineering and LEED/Green Globes. The A-E must include a registered engineer from the state of Montana. The government shall allow for an offeror demonstrating reciprocity through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF-330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. NOTE: Past performance information for projects listed under Criterion 1. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF-330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Josiah Benton via email at Josiah.Benton@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF-330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area (Fort Harrison, MT) and knowledge of the (Fort Harrison, MT); provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any subconsultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF-330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF-330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. GENERAL INFORMATION: All design and work will conform to the current edition of the VA Master Specifications and VA Design Standards as published at the following site: www.cfm.va.gov; ASME, OSHA, IBC 2009, NFPA and NEC building codes and standards. Coordinate all work through the COR of Facilities Management Service. Contractor is responsible for all cleanups and refuse disposal throughout the construction period. The A-E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired construction work. Microsoft Project scheduling and management software will be used by both the A-E and Contractors to allow for regular tracking of schedules and work by the VA Medical Center. Schedules with MS Project will be regularly sent to the COR upon project initiation and whenever significant changes occur in the schedule. The estimated construction range is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. The A-E will provide an initial estimate of cost to perform the above work and will design only those items that can be provided within the cost limitation. The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A-E to minimize impact of the construction. The A-E will provide documents at each submission as indicated in the statement of work. The NAICS code for this procurement will be 541330, Architectural Services. The current small business size standard for 541330 is $15.0 million. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized, all responses to this pre-solicitation notice must be submitted electronically as described below. The only acceptable paper form for this requirement is the receipt of past performance questionnaires. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to non-compliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers 1. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access. Spreadsheet documents must be sent in a format that includes all formulas, macro, and format information. Print or scan images of spreadsheets are not acceptable. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (Purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) 2. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. 3. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format than those described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. 4. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. a. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation. Use only one of the terms Quotation, Offer, or Bid depending on the solicitation type. b. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes. The SF330, in its entirety, shall not exceed one email of 5MB. The SF330 (not including past performance questionnaires) are limited to 30 pages. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by the Contract Officer submitting the solicitation. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers 1. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. 2. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. 3. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). 4. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. 5. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprises at the time of submission of proposal. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz at the time of proposal submission will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-compliant. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

C--436-114 A/E Design Construct Outpatient Mental Health / Education Addition

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published February 8, 2016  -  Deadline March 10, 2016
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DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the establishment of an Architect-Engineering (A-E) contract with services to be performed at the VA Medical Center at Fort Harrison VAMC 3687 Veterans Drive Fort Harrison, MT 59636. This requirement is being set-aside to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, scroll down to locate and click on the SF-330 hyperlink entitled, "Architect-Engineer Qualifications." Written questions pertaining to this requirement should be submitted no later than 2:00 PM. Mountain Standard Time (MST), February 16, 2016. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330, Parts I and II, to Josiah.Benton@va.gov. The SF-330s are due no later than 2:00 PM, MST, March 10, 2016. SCOPE OF WORK: This contract will provide design services allowing for the construction of an Outpatient Mental Health (OPMH) / Education facility, at the Fort Harrison MT VA Medical Center. The contractor shall design the following Scope of Work The VA Montana Healthcare System requires the services of a qualified Architect / Engineer (A/E) firm to provide design services allowing for the construction of an Outpatient Mental Health (OPMH) / Education facility. 1. This project will construct an 18,000 SF facility for outpatient mental health and educational functions and require approximately 3,000 SF of moderate renovation to coordinate with adjacent spaces. The structure should consist of a full height mechanical floor in the basement with finished slab and connecting utilidor (consistent with adjacent construction), first floor comprising outpatient mental health space consistent with design guidance, and a second floor comprising education space consistent with administrative construction criteria. The facility shall have a separate entrance from the main hospital in support of patient privacy and shall have appropriate site development of an area not more than 1 acre to facilitate patient utilization. The entrance shall provide connectivity to the main hospital lobbies and hallways to support movement of staff and patients throughout the medical center. 2. The required disciplines to successfully complete this project include Architecture as well as Civil, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, and Fire Protection Engineering. All design work in these disciplines is to be completed by the A/E firm 3. Design of the above documented project scope must meet all applicable codes, regulations, and standards. This includes but is not limited to NFPA Codes, NEC, EPA (specifically conduction of NEPA), MT DEQ Regulations, OSHA 1926, ASTM and TJC Standards. Additionally, the A/E is required to meet all applicable laws and regulation not explicitly stated in this document. Design efforts and products shall be conducted and produced in compliance with VA Publications including Master Construction Specifications, Design Guides, and CAD Standards (http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL). Due to the nature of this project, special attention is to be paid to the requirements as represented in the following documents: a. Mental Health Design Guide (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dGuide/dgMH.pdf) This project must conform to the general principles of spatial layout as delineated in Section 3.4.2 of the Mental Health Design Guide to be considered acceptable. b. Seismic Design Guide (http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/seismic.asp) Due to the location of this construction, certification of compliance to the requirements as indicated in H-18-8 will be required. c. Physical Security Design Manual (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/PhysicalSecurity/dmPhySecLS-2007.pdf ***Updates to this document have been published) This project will incorporate a significant amount of building façade as well as side development. As such, certification of the meeting these requirements by an appropriately qualified technical professional will be required. d. Sustainability Design Guide (http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/sustain.asp) This project is required to comply with public law that requires energy performance exceeding standards specified in ASHRAE 90.1. Compliance is required and must be validated through Energy Modeling. OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: The submitted SF330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF 330 technical proposals: (8) are the least important and listed in descending order of importance. Specific evaluation criteria include: 1. 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. 2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 6. 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. 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Criterion 1 - 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. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to: Experience with design of similar types of facilities; with preference given to Outpatient Mental Health occupancies Experience designing projects required to be constructed during continuous operation of the existing asset that were subject to a constructability review to eliminate conflicts. with multi-phased hospital design and construction programs Experience with designing s additions to an existing facility that accommodate both the newly constructed area as well as renovation of existing adjacent space to support continuity of the space construction and renovation phasing in hospitals and other VA facilities; Experience in providing post construction award services (shop drawing review, RFI's, As-built drawings, and Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) review preparation, construction inspection services, and investigative site visits to address any necessary redesign requirements)Operating and Maintenance Manuals). Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF 330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF 330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF330. 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. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines - Architecture, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection Engineering. Qualifications in the areas of Environmental Engineering, LEED-AP, Interior Design, Project Planning and Management, American Society for Industrial Security (CPP or PSP). Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF 330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF 330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Josiah Benton via email at Josiah.benton@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area (Fort Harrison, MT) and knowledge of the (Fort Harrison, MT); provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any subconsultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF-330 shall contain a statement affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized, all responses to this pre-solicitation notice must be submitted electronically as described below. The only acceptable paper form for this requirement is the receipt of past performance questionnaires. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to non-compliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers 1. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access. Spreadsheet documents must be sent in a format that includes all formulas, macro, and format information. Print or scan images of spreadsheets are not acceptable. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (Purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) 2. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. 3. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format than those described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. 4. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. a. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation. Use only one of the terms Quotation, Offer, or Bid depending on the solicitation type. b. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes and the SF330 will not exceed fifty (50) pages. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this solicitation or in writing by the Contract Officer submitting the solicitation. c. Unless approved by the contracting officer: DO NOT submit a link to your PDF documents. Please submit your request in an email for other electronic format at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and ensure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers 1. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. 2. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. 3. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). 4. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. 5. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program. PAST PERFORMANCE QUESTIONNAIRE Solicitation Number: Project Title: CONTRACT INFORMATION (Contractor to complete Blocks 1-4) 1. Contractor Information Firm Name: CAGE Code: Address: DUNs Number: Phone Number: Email Address: Point of Contact: Contact Phone Number: 2. Work Performed as: 0 Prime Contractor 0 Sub Contractor 0 Joint Venture 0 Other Percent of project work performed: If subcontractor, who was the prime (Name/Phone #): 3. Contract Information Contract Number: Delivery/Task Order Number (if applicable): Contract Type: 0 Firm Fixed Price 0 Cost Reimbursement 0 Other (Please specify): Contract Title: Contract Location: Award Date (mm/dd/yy): Contract Completion Date (mm/dd/yy): Actual Completion Date (mm/dd/yy): Explain Differences: Original Contract Price (Award Amount): Final Contract Price (to include all modifications, if applicable): Explain Differences: 4. Project Description: Complexity of Work 0 High 0 Med 0 Routine How is this project relevant to project of submission? (Please provide details such as similar equipment, requirements, conditions, etc.) CLIENT INFORMATION (Client to complete Blocks 5-8) 5. Client Information Name: Title: Phone Number: Email Address: 6. Describe the client's role in the project: 7. Date Questionnaire was completed (mm/dd/yy): 8. Client's Signature: E VG S M U N Exceptional (Outstanding) Very Good (Above Average) Satisfactory Marginal Unsatisfactory Not Available Performance meets contractual requirements and exceeds many to the Government's benefit. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element being evaluated was accomplished with few minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the Contractor were highly effective Performance meets contractual requirements and exceeds some to the Government's benefit. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element being evaluated was accomplished with some minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the Contractor were effective Performance meets contractual requirements. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element contains some minor problems for which corrective actions taken by the Contractor appear, or were, satisfactory. Performance does not meet some contractual requirements. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element being evaluated reflects a serious problem for which the Contractor has not yet identified corrective actions. The Contractor's proposed actions appear only marginally effective, or were not fully implemented Performance does not meet most contractual requirements and recovery is not likely in a timely manner. The contractual performance of the element or sub-element contains a serious problem(s) for which the Contractor's corrective actions appear or were ineffective No record of past performance or the record is inconclusive. 1. QUALITY: a) Quality of technical data/report preparation efforts E VG S M U N a.1. Comments: b) Ability to meet quality standards specified for technical performance E VG S M U N b.1. Comments: c) Timeliness/effectiveness of contract problem resolution without extensive customer guidance E VG S M U N c.1. Comments: d) Adequacy/effectiveness of quality control program and adherence to contract quality assurance requirements (without adverse effect on performance) E VG S M U N d.1. Comments: 2. SCHEDULE/TIMELINESS OF PERFORMANCE: a) Compliance with contract delivery/completion schedules including any significant intermediate milestones. (If liquidated damages were assessed or the schedule was not met, please address below) E VG S M U N 2.a.1 Comments: b) Rate the contractor's use of available resources to accomplish tasks identified in the contract E VG S M U N 2.b.1. Comments: 3. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: a) To what extent were the end users satisfied with the project? E VG S M U N 3. a.1. Comments: b) Contractor was reasonable and cooperative in dealing with your staff (including the ability to successfully resolve disagreements/disputes; responsiveness to administrative reports, businesslike and communication) E VG S M U N 3.b.1. Comments: c) To what extent was the contractor cooperative, businesslike, and concerned with the interests of the customer? E VG S M U N 3.c.1. Comments: d) Overall customer satisfaction E VG S M U N 3.d.1 Comments: 4. MANAGEMENT/ PERSONNEL/LABOR a) Effectiveness of on-site management, including management of subcontractors, suppliers, materials, and/or labor force? E VG S M U N 4.a.1. Comments: b) Ability to hire, apply, and retain a qualified workforce to this effort E VG S M U N 4.b.1 Comments: c) Government Property Control E VG S M U N 4.c.1. Comments: d) Knowledge/expertise demonstrated by contractor personnel E VG S M U N 4.d.1. Comments: e) Utilization of Small Business concerns E VG S M U N 4.e.1. Comments: f) Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with multiple disciplines E VG S M U N 4.f.1. Comments: g) Ability to assimilate and incorporate changes in requirements and/or priority, including planning, execution and response to Government changes E VG S M U N 4.g.1. Comments: h) Effectiveness of overall management (including ability to effectively lead, manage and control the program) E VG S M U N 4.h.1. Comments: 5. COST/FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT a) Ability to meet the terms and conditions within the contractually agreed price(s)? E VG S M U N 5.a.1. Comments: b) Contractor proposed innovative alternative methods/processes that reduced cost, improved maintainability or other factors that benefited the client E VG S M U N 5.b.1. Comments: c) If this is/was a Government cost type contract, please rate the Contractor's timeliness and accuracy in submitting monthly invoices with appropriate back-up documentation, monthly status reports/budget variance reports, compliance with established budgets and avoidance of significant and/or unexplained variances (under runs or overruns) E VG S M U N 5.c.1. Comments: d) Is the Contractor's accounting system adequate for management and tracking of costs? If no, please explain in Remarks section. Yes No 5.d.1. Comments: e) If this is/was a Government contract, has/was this contract been partially or completely terminated for default or convenience or are there any pending terminations? Indicate if show cause or cure notices were issued, or any default action in comment section below. Yes No 5.e.1. Comments: f) Have there been any indications that the contractor has had any financial problems? If yes, please explain below. Yes No 5.f.1 Comments: 6. SAFETY/SECURITY a) To what extent was the contractor able to maintain an environment of safety, adhere to its approved safety plan, and respond to safety issues? (Includes: following the users rules, regulations, and requirements regarding housekeeping, safety, correction of noted deficiencies, etc.) E VG S M U N 6.a.1 Comments: b) Contractor complied with all security requirements for the project and personnel security requirements. E VG S M U N 6.b.1. Comments: 7. GENERAL a) Ability to successfully respond to emergency and/or surge situations (including notifying COR, PM or Contracting Officer in a timely manner regarding urgent contractual issues). E VG S M U N 7.a.1. Comments: b) Compliance with contractual terms/provisions (explain if specific issues) E VG S M U N 7.b.1. Comments: c) Would you hire or work with this firm again? (If no, please explain below) Yes No 7.c.1. Comments: d) In summary, provide an overall rating for the work performed by this contractor. E VG S M U N 7.d.1. Comments: Please provide responses to the questions above (if applicable) and/or additional remarks. Furthermore, please provide a brief narrative addressing specific strengths, weaknesses, deficiencies, or other comments which may assist our office in evaluating performance risk (please attach additional pages if necessary): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________STRENGTHS:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WEAKNESSES:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DEFICIENCIES:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ COMMENTS:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Past Performance Information provided by: __________________________________________________ (Printed Name) Signature: ________________________________________ Date: ____________________________ Organization: _____________________________________ Phone: ____________________________

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In addition, the narrative should adequately describe the quoter's plan for executing the work, including resources and personnel available to meet the required timelines. If subcontractors are proposed, the technical proposal should also address qualifications and experience for the proposed subcontractors, including details of past partnerships between the prime and subs, and the prime's experience and plan for managing subcontractors. The narrative should be supported by evidence that gives credibility to the statements made by the quoter and in turn gives the Government enough information to understand and gain confidence in what the quoter is stating. The narrative should be no longer than 5 pages. c. Pricing and Certifications Quoters may utilize Attachment 3 to this solicitation to submit pricing quotations and to complete the following representations and certifications: FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items and AGAR 452.209-70, Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction. The quoter must complete the two certifications by reading and checking the appropriate box(es). d. E-mail submissions are acceptable. (ix) FAR provision 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible quoter whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotes: 1) Technical capability. Technical capability includes qualifications, relevant experience, capacity, and management capability if subcontractors are proposed. 2) Price 3) Past performance. Technical ability and past performance, when combined, are equal as compared to price. Pricing that is unrealistically low may be considered an indication that the quoter does not possess adequate understanding of the requirement or the requisite technical capability to successfully perform the work. (x) Quoters are required to complete the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. This must be completed at SAM.gov and the registration in an "Active" status. Quoters may use Attachment 3 for this purpose. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and addenda are not attached. (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and the following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to this acquisition. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items. (May 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)(Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) X__ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] X__ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). X__ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). _X_ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). __ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). X__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). X__ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). X_ (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. _X_ (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). X__ (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 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). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). X__ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 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). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: __ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495). X_ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). _X_ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 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). __ (7) 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). _X_ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014)(E.O. 13658). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) 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. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(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 (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (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) X_(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 and 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) (Executive Order 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. (xiii) Additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary for this acquisition and consistent with customary commercial practices. Provisions AGAR 452.209 - 70 Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction. (DEVIATION 2012-01) (Feb 2012) (a) Awards made under this solicitation are subject to the provisions contained in sections 738 and 739 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. No. 112-55), Division A, as amended and/or subsequently enacted, regarding corporate felony convictions and corporate federal tax delinquencies. To comply with these provisions, all offerors must complete paragraph (1) of this representation, and all corporate offerors also must complete paragraphs (2) and (3) of this representation. (b) The Offeror represents that - (1) The Offeror is [ ], is not [ ] (check one) an entity that has filed articles of incorporation in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the various territories of the United States including American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Midway Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Note that this includes both for-profit and non-profit organizations.) If the Offeror checked "is" above, the Offeror must complete paragraphs (2) and (3) of the representation. If Offeror checked "is not" above, Offeror may leave the remainder of the representation blank. 2) (i) The Offeror has [ ], has not [ ] (check one) been convicted of a felony criminal violation under Federal or State law in the 24 months preceding the date of offer. (ii) The Offeror has [ ], has not [ ] (check one) had any officer or agent of Offeror convicted of a felony criminal violation for actions taken on behalf of Offeror under Federal or State law in the 24 months preceding the date of offer. (3) The Offeror does [ ], does not [ ] (check one) have any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. Clauses 52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) In compliance with the Service Contract Labor Standards statute and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332. This Statement is for Information Only: Employee Class Monetary Wage Fringe Benefits Appraiser, GS-1171-11-3 $29.93/hour 14.07/hour AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants (a) This award is subject to the provisions contained in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012, P.L. No. 112-55, Division A, Sections 738 and 739 regarding corporate felony convictions and corporate Federal tax delinquencies. Accordingly, by accepting this award the Contractor acknowledges that it - (1) does not have a tax delinquency, meaning that it is not subject to any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, and (2) has not been convicted (or had an officer or agent acting on its behalf convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal or State law within 24 months preceding the award, unless a suspending and debarring official of the United States Department of Agriculture has considered suspension or debarment of the awardee, or such officer or agent, based on these convictions and/or tax delinquencies and determined that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) If the awardee fails to comply with these provisions, the NRCS may terminate this contract for default and may recover any funds the awardee has received in violation of sections 738 or 739. AGAR 452.224-70 Confidentiality of Information. (Feb 1988) (a) Confidential information, as used in this clause, means - (1) information or data of a personal nature, proprietary about an individual, or (2) information or data submitted by or pertaining to an organization. (b) In addition to the types of confidential information described in (a)(1) and (2) above, information which might require special consideration with regard to the timing of its disclosure may derive from studies or research, during which public disclosure of primarily invalidated findings could create an erroneous conclusion which might threaten public health or safety if acted upon. (c) The Contracting Officer and the Contractor may, by mutual consent, identify elsewhere in this contract specific information and/or categories of information which the Government will furnish to the Contractor or that the Contractor is expected to generate which is confidential. Similarly, the contracting Officer and the Contractor may, by mutual consent, identify such confidential information from time to time during the performance of the contract. Failure to agree will be settled pursuant to the "Disputes" clause. (d) If it is established that information to be utilized under this contract is subject to the Privacy Act, the Contractor will follow the rules and procedures of disclosure set forth in the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and implementing regulations and policies, with respect to systems of records determined to be subject to the Privacy Act. (e) Confidential information, as defined in (a)(1) and (2) above, shall not be disclosed without the prior written consent of the individual, institution or organization. (f) Written advance notice of at least 45 days will be provided to the Contracting Officer of the Contractor's intent to release findings of studies or research, which have the possibility of adverse effects on the public or the Federal agency, as described in (b) above. If the Contracting Officer does not pose any objections in writing within the 45 day period, the contractor may proceed with disclosure. Disagreements not resolved by the Contractor and Contracting Officer will be settled pursuant to the "Disputes" clause. (g) Whenever the Contractor is uncertain with regard to the proper handling of material under the contract, or if the material in question is subject to the Privacy Act or is confidential information subject to the provisions of this clause, the Contractor shall obtain a written determination from the Contracting Officer prior to any release, disclosure, dissemination, or publication. (h) The provisions of paragraph (e) of this clause shall not apply when the information is subject to conflicting or overlapping provisions in other Federal, State or local laws. AGAR 452.237-75 Restrictions against Disclosure. (Feb 1988) (a) The Contractor agrees, in the performance of this contract, to keep all information contained in source documents or other media furnished by the Government in the strictest confidence. The Contractor also agrees not to publish or otherwise divulge such information in whole or in part in any manner or form, or to authorize or permit others to do so, taking such reasonable measures as are necessary to restrict access to such information while in the Contractor's possession, to those employees needing such information to perform the work provided herein, i.e., on a "need to know" basis. The Contractor agrees to immediately notify in writing, the Contracting Officer, named herein, in the event that the Contractor determines or has reason to suspect a breach of this requirement. (b) The Contractor agrees not to disclose any information concerning the work under this contract to any persons or individual unless prior written approval is obtained from the Contracting Officer. The Contractor agrees to insert the substance of this clause in any consultant agreement or subcontract hereunder. AGAR 452.246-70 Inspection and Acceptance. (Feb 1988) The Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officer's duly authorized representative will inspect and accept the supplies and/or services to be provided under this contract. Work that, in the opinion of the Contracting Officer, does not meet data quality standards will be returned to the Contractor for correction. Inconsistencies/edits may be reviewed, resolved and approved via communications. Electronic Invoicing and Payment Requirements - Invoice Payment Platform (IPP) Invoices must be submitted electronically through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Invoice Payment Platform System (IPP) or the Contractor must be willing to accept payment by Government purchase card. The Contractor must use the IPP website (https://www.ipp.gov) to register, access, and use IPP for submitting invoices. Contractor assistance with enrollment can be obtained by calling (866) 973-3131. Invoices submitted by means other than IPP will not be accepted unless the Contracting Officer authorizes alternate procedures in writing.

Broad Range of Expert Consultantion And Specilized Services To Manage, Eliminate, Destroy And Prevent The Spread of Weapon of Mass Destruction And Conventional Weapons

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published April 7, 2016  -  Deadline April 28, 2016
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Delegated Examining Unit Self Audit Services

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service | Published March 21, 2016  -  Deadline April 5, 2016
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Referenced standards not physically attached to the solicitation or contract document may be accessed by web link imbedded in the PWS. (j) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. (Applies to all quotations exceeding $3,500, and quotations of $3,000 or less if the solicitation requires the Contractor to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database.) The quoter shall enter, in the block with its name and address on the cover page of its quotation, the annotation "DUNS" or "DUNS+4" followed by the DUNS or DUNS+4 number that identifies the quoter's name and address. The DUNS+4 is the DUNS number plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned at the discretion of the quoter to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see FAR Subpart 32.11) for the same concern. If the quoter does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. A quoter within the United States may contact Dun and Bradstreet by calling 1-866-705-5711 or via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. A quoter located outside the United States must contact the local Dun and Bradstreet office for a DUNS number. The quoter should indicate that it is a quoter for a Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (k) System for Award Management. Unless exempted by an addendum to this solicitation, by submission of a quotation, the quoter acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation. If the quoter does not become registered in the SAM database in the time prescribed by the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer will proceed to award to the next otherwise successful registered quoter. Quoters may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the SAM database accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. (l) Requests for information. The contracting officer will not notify unsuccessful quoters that responded to this solicitation. Quoters may request information on award(s) resulting from this solicitation from the contracting officer.The following addenda also apply. Quoters must read and follow these additional instructions to receive consideration:a. System for Award Management (SAM) RegistrationAll Contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management, or SAM prior to award of a Federal Contract. However, due to the need to promptly award a contract after receipt of quotes, registration in SAM, to include completion of the Representations and Certifications, and having a status of "Active" is required BEFORE submitting a quote. For information regarding registration visit www.sam.gov.b. Technical ProposalQuoters should submit a written narrative that thoroughly addresses all non-price evaluation factors listed in section ix below. In addition, the narrative should adequately describe the quoter's plan for executing the work, including resources and personnel available to meet the required timelines. If subcontractors are proposed, the technical proposal should also address qualifications and experience for the proposed subcontractors, including details of past partnerships between the prime and subs, and the prime's experience and plan for managing subcontractors. The narrative should be supported by evidence that gives credibility to the statements made by the quoter and in turn gives the Government enough information to understand and gain confidence in what the quoter is stating. The narrative should be no longer than 5 pages.c. Pricing and Certifications Quoters may utilize Attachment 3 to this solicitation to submit pricing quotations and to complete the applicable representations and certification(s) which include FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. The quoter must complete the two certifications by reading and checking the appropriate box(es). d. E-mail submissions are acceptable.(viii) FAR provision 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible quoter whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotes: (1) Technical capability. Technical capability includes qualifications, relevant experience, and capacity.(2) Price(3) Past performance.Technical capability is more important than past performance; past performance is more important than price. Pricing that is unrealistically low may be considered an indication that the quoter does not possess adequate understanding of the requirement or the requisite technical capability to successfully perform the work. (ix) Quoters are required to complete the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. This must be completed at SAM.gov and the registration in an "Active" status. Quoters may use Attachment 3 for this purpose. (x) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and addenda are not attached. (xi) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and the following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to this acquisition. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items. (Mar 2016)(a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:(1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:__ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sep 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) X (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved].__ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). X (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved].__ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved]X (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).__ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).__ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). X (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). X (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). X (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126). X (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). X (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). X (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (Oct 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. X (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Feb 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). X (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 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). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). X (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 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). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:__ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). X (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). X (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 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). __ (7) 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). X (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) 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.(e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(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 (Oct 2015) (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 $700,000 ($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 (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (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 (Feb 2016) (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) X_(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 and 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 (Oct 2015). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015). (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. (xii) Additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary for this acquisition and consistent with customary commercial practices. Provisions ATTENTION: IMPORTANT PROVISION AS REQUIRED BY FAR 9.507-2A significant conflict of interest exists related to this procurement that might bias a contractor's judgement. Contractors that possess a previous or existing contract or subcontract for HR staffing services cannot provide services related to performing the audit services contemplated by this action. Previous or existing contract or subcontract is in relation to providing services for HR staffing services for fiscal year 2015 or fiscal year 2016.Clauses AGAR 452.224-70 Confidentiality of Information. (Feb 1988)(a) Confidential information, as used in this clause, means - (1) Information or data of a personal nature, proprietary about an individual, or (2) information or data submitted by or pertaining to an organization. (b) In addition to the types of confidential information described in (a)(1) and (2) above, information which might require special consideration with regard to the timing of its disclosure may derive from studies or research, during which public disclosure of primarily invalidated findings could create an erroneous conclusion which might threaten public health or safety if acted upon.(c) The Contracting Officer and the Contractor may, by mutual consent, identify elsewhere in this contract specific information and/or categories of information which the Government will furnish to the Contractor or that the Contractor is expected to generate which is confidential. Similarly, the contracting Officer and the Contractor may, by mutual consent, identify such confidential information from time to time during the performance of the contract. Failure to agree will be settled pursuant to the "Disputes" clause. (d) If it is established that information to be utilized under this contract is subject to the Privacy Act, the Contractor will follow the rules and procedures of disclosure set forth in the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and implementing regulations and policies, with respect to systems of records determined to be subject to the Privacy Act. (e) Confidential information, as defined in (a)(1) and (2) above, shall not be disclosed without the prior written consent of the individual, institution or organization. (f) Written advance notice of at least 45 days will be provided to the Contracting Officer of the Contractor's intent to release findings of studies or research, which have the possibility of adverse effects on the public or the Federal agency, as described in (b) above. If the Contracting Officer does not pose any objections in writing within the 45 day period, the contractor may proceed with disclosure. Disagreements not resolved by the Contractor and Contracting Officer will be settled pursuant to the "Disputes" clause.(g) Whenever the Contractor is uncertain with regard to the proper handling of material under the contract, or if the material in question is subject to the Privacy Act or is confidential information subject to the provisions of this clause, the Contractor shall obtain a written determination from the Contracting Officer prior to any release, disclosure, dissemination, or publication.(h) The provisions of paragraph (e) of this clause shall not apply when the information is subject to conflicting or overlapping provisions in other Federal, State or local laws. AGAR 452.237-75 Restrictions against Disclosure. (Feb 1988)(a) The Contractor agrees, in the performance of this contract, to keep all information contained in source documents or other media furnished by the Government in the strictest confidence. The Contractor also agrees not to publish or otherwise divulge such information in whole or in part in any manner or form, or to authorize or permit others to do so, taking such reasonable measures as are necessary to restrict access to such information while in the Contractor's possession, to those employees needing such information to perform the work provided herein, i.e., on a "need to know" basis. The Contractor agrees to immediately notify in writing, the Contracting Officer, named herein, in the event that the Contractor determines or has reason to suspect a breach of this requirement.(b) The Contractor agrees not to disclose any information concerning the work under this contract to any persons or individual unless prior written approval is obtained from the Contracting Officer. The Contractor agrees to insert the substance of this clause in any consultant agreement or subcontract hereunder.AGAR 452.246-70 Inspection and Acceptance. (Feb 1988)The Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officer's duly authorized representative will inspect and accept the supplies and/or services to be provided under this contract. Work that, in the opinion of the Contracting Officer, does not meet data quality standards will be returned to the Contractor for correction. Inconsistencies/edits may be reviewed, resolved and approved via communications. Electronic Invoicing and Payment Requirements - Invoice Payment Platform (IPP)Invoices must be submitted electronically through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Invoice Payment Platform System (IPP) or the Contractor must be willing to accept payment by Government purchase card.The Contractor must use the IPP website (https://www.ipp.gov) to register, access, and use IPP for submitting invoices. Contractor assistance with enrollment can be obtained by calling (866) 973-3131.Invoices submitted by means other than IPP will not be accepted unless the Contracting Officer authorizes alternate procedures in writing. (xiii) Not applicable. (xiv) Quotes are due by 2:00 p.m. EST, April 5, 2016 to USDA-NRCS, Attn: Gay Mullen at gay.mullen@wdc.usda.gov or via facsimile to (855) 693-2502. (xv) Questions regarding this solicitation should be emailed to Gay Mullen, Contracting Officer, at gay.mullen@wdc.usda.gov. END OF SOLICITATION

INDEFINITE QUANTITY CONTRACT FOR ARCHITECT-ENGINEER SERVICES

United States Postal Service, Facilities Portfolio | Published May 2, 2015  -  Deadline May 26, 2015
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The U.S. Postal Service intends to award one or more Indefinite Quantity (IQ) Architect-Engineer contracts for design, document preparation, and contract administration for projects associated with the various facilities-related programs managed by the Facilities Department.  These programs include, but are not limited to, capital improvements, repair and alterations, new construction, energy-consuming system upgrades, space optimization, and compliance with the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (ABA).  Although the primary geographic area of project execution is the State of Alabama (Zip Codes 350-352, 354-369), this contract can be expanded to other geographic areas as needed at the discretion of the US Postal Service.  Generally project scale is small to medium with project construction values ranging from $25,000 to $10,000,000, with most projects falling below the $500,000 level.  Contract(s) awarded as a result of this request will have an initial two (2) year base term with two (2) two-year extension options (bi-lateral) possible for a total term not to exceed six (6) years.  The maximum contract value shall not exceed $9,500,000 with no single work order (task order) exceeding $500,000.  The primary user of the contract (s) will be the Southern Facilities Construction CMT located in Dallas TX.  Firms having the qualifications to provide the services described herein are invited to submit to this office Standard Form (SF) 330 Architect-Engineer Qualifications no later than May 26, 2015, 3:30 p.m.  Copies of SF 330 can be obtained at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP.  An evaluation of firms will be conducted using the information provided on this form and through subsequent interviews with the firms determined to be most highly qualified.  Firms with more than one office location must clearly identify which office is being presented for consideration.  Firms selected must have an office located within the State of Alabama.  There is no restriction on the physical location of consultants.  Qualified firms must have on permanent staff a minimum of two (2) registered architects, must be proficient using CAD, and must be capable of providing (in-house and/or through consulting relationships) supplementary building design services related to the following disciplines; civil engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and plumbing engineering.  Prior to contract award, firms must provide proof of current error and omissions insurance with minimum coverage of $200,000 per claim.  It is prohibited to pay any fee, commission, percentage, or brokerage fee to any person or firm contingent upon, or resulting from award of this contract.  No other general notification of this contract will be made.  Submittals will not be retained or returned.  This is not a request for proposals.  Submittals should be emailed to Sharon.j.russell@usps.gov.  Please include the solicitation number (482263-15-A-0077) in the subject line of emails

C--AE IDIQ for MEDVAMC

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published July 21, 2016  -  Deadline August 10, 2016
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General Contract Information The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) is seeking qualified Architect/Engineering (A&E) Firms capable of providing multi-discipline design services on an as-needed basis under a fixed price, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with negotiated rates which will be applicable to the task orders, in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute (Public Law 92-582), formerly known as the Brooks Act, and as implemented in FAR Part 36.6 and VAAR Part 836.6. This competition is 100% Set-Aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms who are capable of performing the requirements under the categories described below and it is in accordance with Public Law 109-461, the Veterans Benefits, Healthcare and Information Technology Act of 2006, Pursuant to 38 USC 8127 and 8128. The SDVOSB must be registered with and verified by the Center for Veterans Enterprise, (CVE), at www.vetbiz.gov as well as have submitted the current cycle VETS-100 Report per the requirements located at http://www.dol/gov/vets/contractor/main.htm. Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be certified by the CVE at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. In accordance with VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside, a service disabled veteran-owned small business concern agrees that, in the performance of the contract, at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Companies must also be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov and have completed online Representations and Certifications prior to contract award. The NAICS Codes are 541310 (Architect Services) and 541330 (Engineering Services). The small business size standard is $7.5M and $15M respectively. The A/E IDIQ contract will be utilized by the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC), Veterans Integrated Service Network 16 (VISN 16), located at 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030. The contract duration will be for a period of 5 (five) years (one (1) base year plus four (4) one-year options) from the date of contract award. The intention is to award one single IDIQ contract; however, the Government reserves the right to award multiple contracts, with MEDVAMC having the ability to utilize this contract. The minimum guaranteed contract amount is $10,000 for the base year only. There is no limit on the number of task orders. Each task order's value will be limited to $1,000,000 maximum, and the total cumulative task orders amount shall not exceed $4,500,000 for the entire five year contract period. IDIQ Scope of Services Services which may be required include, but are not limited to, providing scope, development, planning, concept development, interior design, environmental studies, feasibility studies, program analysis, design review, value engineering reviews, consulting/construction management for work, building designs for new facilities as well as rehabilitation and upgrade of existing facilities and systems, to include new buildings, building addition and/or building renovations. Additional services that may be required include, but are not limited to, Master Planning/Medical Planning, preparation of designs, plans, drawings, life-cycle cost analysis, construction cost estimates, project specifications, fact-finding studies, surveys, investigations, other professional A/E services not necessarily connected with a specific construction project, and supervision/inspection of projects under construction. The following is the project overview: 1. After a task order is issued, the A/E shall develop three (3) conceptual plans for VA selection. The selected plan will be developed further to include space programs and related details. The space planning must address improvement of work flow based on sequence of operations. i. All designs must adhere to VA, JCAHO, NFPA, and life safety latest requirements. The A-E shall prepare all design documents in conformance with, but not limited to, the applicable portions of the following: 1. VA Master Construction Specifications http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/spec.asp 2. VA Design Guides http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/spec.asp 3. International Building Code (IBC). 4. National Fire Codes published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). 5. Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS). 6. LEED Certification. 7. Facility Master Plans. Facility Master Plans are available for reference at the VAMC Engineering Office. VA Design Guides and Master Construction Specifications can be viewed on-line at www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/. ii. VA Master Construction Specifications shall be used as the basis for the production of specifications to suit the separate work requirements of the individual items contained in the project. Extraneous material that does not apply to the project must be deleted. While relevant items should be covered in full scope to assure compliance by the contractor and quality construction, the use of notes and/or pictures on the drawings both to accentuate important items in the specifications, and/or to take the place of lengthy written specifications for routine or simple items is encouraged. Entire specifications for simple projects of low monetary value may be by notes on the drawings. Projects should be designed with LEED certification in mind. Certification may or may not be pursued. iii. The A-E will also provide a date of publication for all industry, association and Government standards referenced in the specifications. The date used will be the current publication date of the standard at the time of design. It is not acceptable to state "use the latest or current issue". iv. The new renovation will be matched with the hospital standards. The interiors design will require development of space program to meet the VA standard and users' requirements. The A/E is required to meet with the users to develop three (3) conceptual design plans with different space configuration including cost estimates for VA approval and selection. The A/E will prepare equipment layouts for new equipment as required by the equipment's manufacturer specifications and drawings. 2. The Architect/Engineer shall survey the area and verify existing space, study adequacy of square footage for each function, analyze utility systems and verify as built drawings. Existing drawings may not be complete, and the Government neither warrants nor guarantees the accuracy of these documents. The A-E is to conduct its own independent and complete investigation of the currently existing conditions without reliance on any Government-Furnished or provided plans/drawings and specifications. 3. The completed preliminary plans shall include a detailed construction, equipment, and project cost estimates. The A/E is responsible to design the project within available budget and provide recommendations of deduct items as alternatives. 4. The A/E shall thoroughly study existing drawings and building design criteria for exact implementation and coordination of all systems and components of the new renovations, and avoidance of construction conflicts. All features and systems shall conforms to the existing design criteria of building 100 which mandates runs of all utility systems such as electrical and mechanical systems, air ducts, piping, conduits, etc. in the interstitial space only. Installations of equipment in the interstitial space are prohibited. Submittal Requirement All original Standard Form (SF) 330 packages shall be submitted to: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Attn: Tabitha Contreras (90C) Room 4B-313 2002 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030 All SF 330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the Solicitation Number VA256-16-R-1025. The SF 330 form may be downloaded from www.gsa.gov/forms. Completed SF 330's shall include the primary firms, subcontractor firms, and any consultants expected to be used on the IDIQ. Firms that meet the requirements listed in this announcement are invited to submit three (3) copies of the completed SF 330 including Parts I and II and one CD-ROM of the entire SF 330 submittal as a single pdf file, to the address below no later than 3:00 P.M. (CST) on August 10, 2016. FAX AND/OR E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Interested firms shall address each of the six (6) Selection Criteria in their SF 330's and additional documents/submittals. The selection criteria for this acquisition listed below will be in accordance with FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836.602-1 and are considered equal in importance: (1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services to include reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. a. Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and Designers of Record (Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Protection Engineer). 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. b. 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 five (5) and a maximum of seven (7) specific completed projects in the past five (5) years that best illustrate the individual team members experience relevant to this contract scope. (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 and their record of working together as a team. a. Provide a detailed narrative of a minimum of five (5) up to seven (7) maximum relevant projects completed within the last 5 years, which best illustrate overall team experience relevant to this contract scope. List projects that demonstrate the teams experience with projects of similar size and scope to those to be performed under this contract; Specific design areas to be evaluated within this factor are: 1. Hospital Experience 2. Phasing Construction Projects 3. Environmental Assessment & Abatement; including, but not limited to, Asbestos and Lead 4. Verification of Exceptional Customer Service; including customer service awards received 5. Building Energy Modeling per ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or 2013 6. Designs that comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or 2013 7. Familiarity with and experience incorporating the requirements of current or recent VA guidance documents related to Sustainable Buildings (3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. a. This factor evaluates ability of the AE 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. 1. List current projects with a design fee of greater than $20,000 being designed in the firm's office in the past five (5) years; 2. Indicate the firms' present workload and the availability of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period; 3. Describe experience in successfully delivering projects per performance schedule, providing timely construction support and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates. (4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (5) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project. Provide the address and distance of your office to MEDVAMC. The distance shall be determined using http://maps.google.com (6) Ability to comply with FAR clause 52.219-14. a. Firms must demonstrate how they will comply with the requirement to meet FAR Clause 52.219-14, at least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the concern. This is not a request for proposal, and thus no solicitation package will be issued. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. The Government will not pay for nor reimburse any costs associated with responding to this advertisement. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this advertisement.

C--580-16-102 AE Services for Road Repairs

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published August 9, 2016  -  Deadline August 24, 2016
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: General. A-E Services are being procured in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute (Public Law 92-582), formerly known as the Brooks Act, and implement in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 36.6. All submissions will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria. The three firms deemed most highly rated after initial source selection will be chosen for interviews. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is 541330, Engineering Services, and the applicable Small Business Size Standard is $15 million. a. Contract Award Procedure: The proposed A/E services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. Interested parties shall ensure current Licensing and have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at https://www.sam.gov/portal and the Vendor Information Pages database at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ as well as have submitted the current cycle VETS-100 Report per the requirements located at http://www.dol/gov/vets/contractor/main.htm. Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be certified by the CVE at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. b. SDVOSB Requirements: In accordance with VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside, a service disabled veteran-owned small business concern agrees that, in the performance of the contract, at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. c. Nature of Work: Provide Architectural/Engineering (A/E) services for site survey and investigation, concept development, design development, preliminary drawings, construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and construction period services. The A/E will work with VA Project Management Staff to develop the necessary working drawings, phasing plans, infection control plans, contract specifications, prioritization of items, and cost estimates for full and complete construction of this project. d. Design Costs: All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73(a) the total cost of the architect or engineer services contracted for must not exceed 6 percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR 52.236-22 Design Within Funding Limitations, will be applicable to this procurement action. Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly rated AE firm selected to complete the design. The magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $1 million and $2 million. 1. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this acquisition will be in accordance with FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836.602-1 and are listed below in descending order of importance. The completed SF 330 will be evaluated by the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Evaluation Board in accordance with FAR 36.602-5(a) and the selection report shall serve as the final selection list, which will be provided directly to the Contracting Officer. (1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services to include reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. a. Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and Designers of Record (Civil, Structural, and MEP Engineers). In addition, provide resumes of other relevant team members or frequent subcontractor such as: Cost Estimator and team members who will perform technical tasks under this contract including their record of working together. b. 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) and a maximum of five (5) specific completed projects in the past five (5) years that best illustrate the individual team members experience relevant to this contract scope. (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 and their record of working together as a team. a. Provide a detailed narrative of a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) relevant projects completed within the last 5 years, which best illustrate overall team experience relevant to this contract scope. List projects that demonstrate the teams experience with projects of similar size and scope to those to be performed under this contract; Specific design areas to be evaluated within this factor are: 1. Road/Pavement Repair Experience 2. Phasing in Road Construction Projects 3. Environmental Assessment 4. Verification of Exceptional Customer Service; including customer service awards received (3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. a. This factor evaluates ability of the Engineering firm, given their current projected workload and the availability of their key personnel, to accomplish this project within the required time. The general workload and staffing capacity of the design office will be evaluated. 1. List current projects with a design fee of greater than $50,000 being designed in the firm's office in the past five (5) years; 2. Indicate the firms' present workload and the availability of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period; 3. Describe experience in successfully delivering projects per performance schedule, providing timely construction support and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates. (4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (5) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project. Provide the address and distance of your office to MEDVAMC. The distance will be determined using http://maps.google.com. (6) Ability to comply with FAR clause 52.219-14. Firms must demonstrate how they will comply with the requirement to meet FAR Clause 52.219-14. At least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the SDVOSB concern. 2. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: This project is a 100% set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns under VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Dec 2009). All original Standard Form (SF) 330 packages shall be submitted to: Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (90C) Network Contracting Office (NCO 16) Attn: Tabitha Contreras, Room 4B-313 2002 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030 (a) All SF 330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the Solicitation Number VA256-16-R-1230. The SF 330 form may be downloaded from www.gsa.gov/forms. Completed SF 330's shall include the primary firms, subcontractor firms, and any consultants expected to be used on the project. There is no page limit, required margin size, etc. for the submission; it is expected for interested firms to be concise and clear. Questions for this announcement are due by 4PM Central on August 15, 2016. (b) Firms that meet the requirements listed in this announcement are invited to submit two (2) copies of the completed SF 330 including Parts I and II as described herein and one CD-ROM of the SF 330 submittal as a single pdf file, to the above address no later than 11:00 A.M. Central on August 24, 2016. FAX AND/OR E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. (c) Interested firms shall address each of the six (6) Selection Criteria in their SF 330's and additional documents/submittals. 3. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THERE ARE NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. This requirement is subject to Availability of Funds. 4. PROJECT INFORMATION: A/E Design Scope of Work 1.0 SCOPE 1.1 The Architect/Engineer firm shall furnish all professional and technical expertise to develop Schematics, pre-design tests, design drawings, specifications, and cost estimates to upgrade and widen Cate Terrace Road in order to improve traffic flow to/from our future parking garage and employee parking; the repair and/or replacement of complete or small sections of some our main campus roads pavement and sidewalks. The A/E and consultants must be familiar and follow the guidance on the latest VA Site layout design manual. 1.2 The A/E shall provide construction period services including: material submittals review and approval, responses to RFl's, change order reviews, site visits/inspections and "as built drawings". During construction, the A/E firm shall provide access to a web base FTP site to the General Contractor and the VA; such web base site must be able to track documents progress as; RFI's , schedules, shop drawings and material submittals. 1.3 The design duration shall be no more than 180 calendar days. Construction shall be completed within 365 calendar days, with the exception of the road work on Cate Terrace. Expansion of Cate Terrace shall be completed prior to the completion of Parking Garage A. Expected completion of Parking Garage A is September 2017. 2.0 PROJECT OVERVIEW 2.1 The A/E shall develop two or three options for the improvement and modification needed in Cate Terrace and adjacent roads in order to improve traffic flow to/from our future parking garage and existing employee parking lot. Options, including but not limited to, dedicated right/left turn lanes, changing traffic flow direction, curbs, barriers, gates, signage, pavement stripping, utilities relocation and road widening shall be evaluated. 2.2 The A/E is responsible to retain services of a licensed professional Land Surveyor. 2.3 Roads and sidewalks identified to be repaired shall be evaluated to identify its existing pavement and drainage condition and the A/E firm shall provide/propose the best and cost effective method to repair it. All designs/repairs must adhere to JCAHO, NFPA, ACI, VA Design Guides and all applicable federal and local building codes latest requirements. 2.4 The Architect/Engineer firm shall perform a traffic study and base the options from study's data. Traffic study shall focus on the following intersections: Cate Terrace Road with Ringness Avenue and the entrance to our campus from Cambride Street to Cate Terrace and it shall consider the future growth of the new 420 parking spaces garage. 2.5 The A/E Contractor shall make sufficient site investigations to evaluate all existing conditions since existing drawings may not be complete or fully accurate. The A/E Contractor shall obtain additional pertinent information, as needed, from the COR, to ensure the completion of an efficient and comprehensive design. 2.6 The completed plans shall include a detailed construction, equipment, and project cost estimates. The A/E is responsible to design the project within available budget and provide recommendations of deductible Bid items. (20% of total available construction budget). 3.0 DESIGN SUBMITTALS 3.1 The following contractual periods of performance shall begin from the award date of the contract. The A/E shall submit 35% or schematic submission, 75% or design development submission, 95% or construction documents submission, and final design bid package for review and approval. All submittals shall be in accordance with the VA Design Submission Instructions Program Guide-18-15 (A/E Submission Instructions for Minor and NRM Construction Program). 3.2 The VA shall respond with comments within 15 calendar days after the receipt of each submittal. 3.3 Each submission must include three (3) hard copies for review. And one CD-ROM disc. 3.4 Final submittals shall include four (4) original hard copies and two (2) CD-ROM discs for drawings using AutoCAD version 2015 and Specifications using Microsoft Word. All electronic submittals must adhere to VA requirements. 4.0 SAFETY 4.1 The A/E is responsible to retain services of a licensed Fire Protection Professional Engineer. The FPE must be directly involved in the design of fire protection systems and life safety requirements, as addressed in the latest VA Fire Protection Design Manual. 4.2 Review and seal As-Built drawings prepared by the contractor and certify compliance statement on each FP and life safety drawings as required by VA directives and policies. 5.0 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STANDARDS 5.1 The A/E shall be responsible for designing to achieve sustainable design equivalencies and for implementing within the design the following Guiding Principles found in the Federal Leadership on High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding and the VA Sustainable Design and Energy Reduction Manual: Employ Integrated Design Principles (Integrated Design, Commissioning) Optimize Energy Performance (Energy Efficiency, Measurement and Verification) and with VA's Energy Efficiency Design Standards. Protect and Conserve Water (Indoor Water, Outdoor Water) Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality (Ventilation, Thermal Comfort, Moisture Control, Day lighting, Low-Emitting Materials, and Protect IAQ during Construction) Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials (Recycled Content, Bio-based Content, Construction Waste, Ozone Depleting Compounds). 5.2 Sustainable design features, activities and equivalencies are part of overall Federal policy to limit environmental impact and ensure the environmental compatibility of Federal facilities. It is the intent of the VA to make every reasonable and rational effort to meet these requirements. In the event the NE concludes that implementation of specific sustainability requirements is not feasible (in that doing so creates major negative impacts on the project, including major overall cost increases, major operational feasibility issues, major technology application issues, etc.), a detailed rationale for limiting the use of the specific sustainability feature in question shall be submitted in writing to the Project Engineer for consideration. Such rationale shall include discussion of the significant negative impacts to the project. Cost comparisons and evaluations used in supporting the non-inclusion of required sustainability features must show an overwhelming life cycle rationale. Such exclusions shall not be implemented unless specifically approved by the Project Engineer. 6.0 WAYFINDING 6.1 Signage design and construction must conform to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the VA Signage Design Guide. 7.0 UTILITIES 7.1 All new or relocated utilities design must meet the latest VA Design Manual and any other applicable local and/or federal building codes. 7.2 Site plans, elevations, profiles, point of connection and sections shall be developed for new or relocated utilities. 7.3 All calculations supporting utilities design shall be submitted at 95% and final submission. 8.0 CONSTRUCTON COST ESTIMATE 8.1 The preliminary cost estimates shall reflect the expected construction cost for all work identified and detailed. "Magnitude" and "square foot" estimates will not be accepted. 8.2 The A/E shall develop a detailed preliminary construction cost estimate. The cost estimate shall present labor, material, and equipment costs for work required by the major disciplines, i.e., Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Sprinkler, Electrical, and Industrial Hygiene. The work grouped under each major discipline shall be placed into the appropriate VA Master Construction Specifications (Masterformat 2004). 8.3 The detailed construction cost estimate shall consider contingencies at 3.5% overhead at 10%, profit at 10%, and escalation attributable to inflation, and any other regional industry costs. The contingency amount is established for change orders or other additional work occurring during construction. 8.4 The estimate must have sufficient detail and accuracy to reflect the anticipated bid cost upon completion of the contract working drawings and specifications. Cost estimate must include bid deduct(s) that total at least 20% of the construction estimate. 9.0 MEETINGS 9.1 Post-award Meeting -A post award meeting will be held within ten (10) calendar days after contract award. 9.2 Design Review Meetings - A design review meeting will be held after each design submittal. 9.3 Meeting Minutes - The A/E Contractor shall take minutes of all meetings held relative to this contract with exception to the construction phase. The format must be acceptable to the Contracting Officer (CO). Minutes must include the meeting date and time; agenda; meeting location; list of participants with their affiliations, and telephone numbers; be fully descriptive of issues, problems and decisions made; and action items with names of responsible parties and deadlines. In addition, the minutes must include, as attachments, all exhibits and references distributed as handout materials, unless the materials are part of a formal submission. The A/E Contractor shall provide, via email transmission, complete copies of all minutes to CO and all attendees within 48 hours of the next meeting. All challenges to the minutes will be reflected in a revised version prepared by the A/E Contractor. Copies of updated minutes shall be distributed to the CO and all attendees within 24 hours after change notice. 10.0 QUALITY CONTROL 10.1 The contractor shall develop a quality plan. This plan shall be submitted within10 calendar days after contract award. The plan should outline the following: " The management and organization of this project. " Intended key technical personnel, such as subcontractors, discipline managers, project manager, etc. " Narrative describing product quality control 10.2 After the award of the contract, the A/E Contractor shall follow minimum standards of quality as follows: " There shall be a consistency of key personnel throughout the project. " All deliverables shall be routed through, reviewed and approved by the A/E Contractor project manager. " All mistakes, omissions or errors discovered during the construction process shall be rectified by the A/E Contractor. The A/E Contractor shall provide the government with additional design drawings, cost estimates and statements of work to make field design corrections, should they become necessary. 11.0 GENERAL INFORMATION: 11.1 The A/E Contractor shall submit all requests for information in writing to the COR and allow at least three calendar days for the COR to respond. 11.2 The Contracting Officer must approve all work that is beyond the scope of this statement of work. - END OF STATEMENT OF WORK -

C--AE Services to Construct Admin Building 580-CSI-110

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published August 5, 2016  -  Deadline August 30, 2016
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: General. A-E Services are being procured in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute (Public Law 92-582), formerly known as the Brooks Act, and implement in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 36.6. All submissions will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria. The three firms deemed most highly rated after initial source selection will be chosen for interviews. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is 541310, Architectural Services, and the applicable Small Business Size Standard is $7.5 million. a. Contract Award Procedure: The proposed A/E services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. Interested parties shall ensure current Licensing and have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at https://www.sam.gov/portal and the Vendor Information Pages database at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ as well as have submitted the current cycle VETS-100 Report per the requirements located at http://www.dol/gov/vets/contractor/main.htm. Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be certified by the CVE at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. b. SDVOSB Requirements: In accordance with VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside, a service disabled veteran-owned small business concern agrees that, in the performance of the contract, at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. c. Nature of Work: Provide Architectural/Engineering (A/E) services for site survey and investigation, concept development, design development, preliminary drawings, construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and construction period services. The A/E will work with VA Project Management Staff to develop the necessary working drawings, phasing plans, infection control plans, contract specifications, prioritization of items, and cost estimates for full and complete construction of this project. d. Design Costs: All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73(a) the total cost of the architect or engineer services contracted for must not exceed 6 percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR 52.236-22 Design Within Funding Limitations, will be applicable to this procurement action. Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly rated AE firm selected to complete the design. The magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $2 million and $5 million. 2. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this acquisition will be in accordance with FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836.602-1 and are listed below in descending order of importance. (1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services to include reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. a. Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and Designers of Record (Architect, Civil, Structural Engineers, and Fire Protection Engineer). In addition, provide resumes of other relevant team members or frequent subcontractor such as: Mechanical, Electrical, and Cost Estimator and team members who will perform technical tasks under this contract including their record of working together. b. 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 five (5) and a maximum of seven (7) specific completed projects in the past five (5) years that best illustrate the individual team members experience relevant to this contract scope. (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 and their record of working together as a team. a. Provide a detailed narrative of a minimum of five (5) up to seven (7) maximum relevant projects completed within the last 5 years, which best illustrate overall team experience relevant to this contract scope. List projects that demonstrate the teams experience with projects of similar size and scope to those to be performed under this contract; Specific design areas to be evaluated within this factor are: 1. Medical Administration Building Experience 2. Familiarity with and experience incorporating the requirements of the current VA building design standards 3. Verification of Exceptional Customer Service; including customer service awards received 4. Building Energy Modeling per ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or 2013 5. Designs that comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or 2013 6. Familiarity with and experience incorporating the requirements of current or recent VA guidance documents related to Sustainable Buildings (3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. a. This factor evaluates ability of the AE 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. 1. List current projects with a design fee of greater than $100,000 being designed in the firm's office in the past five (5) years; 2. Indicate the firms' present workload and the availability of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period; 3. Describe experience in successfully delivering projects per performance schedule, providing timely construction support and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates. (4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (5) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project. Provide the address and distance of your office to MEDVAMC. The distance shall be determined using http://maps.google.com (6) Ability to comply with FAR clause 52.219-14. Firms must demonstrate how they will comply with the requirement to meet FAR Clause 52.219-14, at least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the concern. 3. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: This project is a 100% set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns under VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Dec 2009). All original Standard Form (SF) 330 packages shall be submitted to: Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (90C) Network Contracting Office (NCO 16) Attn: Tabitha Contreras, Room 4B-313 2002 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030 (a) All SF 330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the Solicitation Number VA256-16-R-1183. The SF 330 form may be downloaded from www.gsa.gov/forms. Completed SF 330's shall include the primary firms, subcontractor firms, and any consultants expected to be used on the project. There is no page limit, required margin size, etc. for the submission; it is expected for interested firms to be concise and clear. Questions for this announcement are due by 4PM Central on August 16, 2016. (b) Firms that meet the requirements listed in this announcement are invited to submit three (3) copies of the completed SF 330 including Parts I and II as described herein and one CD-ROM of the SF 330 submittal as a single pdf file, to the above address no later than 11:00 A.M. Central on August 30, 2016. FAX AND/OR E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. (c) Interested firms shall address each of the six (6) Selection Criteria in their SF 330's and additional documents/submittals. 4. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THERE ARE NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. This requirement is subject to Availability of Funds. 5. PROJECT INFORMATION: ? ARCHITECT / ENGINEER SCOPE OF WORK 1.0 SCOPE 1.1 The Architect/Engineer shall furnish all professional and technical expertise to develop Schematics, pre-design preliminaries, design drawings, specifications, cost estimates and construction contract bid documents to construct a New Administration Building approximately 18,000 GSF. The building will be located on the North West side of the campus behind building 122. Design of the exterior must be similar in finishes to the main hospital building 100 and blend with the other existing structures on VA campus. Interior designs will require development of space program for administration spaces with open floor plans, minimal offices, conference rooms and work stations. The A/E must be familiar with the latest VA design criteria for Administration. The preliminary designs must include 3 conceptual plans with different space configurations including cost estimates for each option. The options shall include building expansion, one for horizontal and one for vertical (2nd floor). The A/E will prepare equipment layouts for new and existing equipment and work stations as required by the equipment manufacturers' specifications and drawings. 1.2 The A/E shall provide construction period services including "as built", responses to RFI's, and site visits. 1.3 The A/E is responsible for geotechnical engineering services and borings and civil site survey for the area of the new building. 1.4 The final design shall be completed within 180 calendar days from contract award. 2.0 PROJECT OVERVIEW 2.1 The A/E scope must include a pre-design phase to provide three (3) optional plans with different layouts that meet project intent and budget. All plans will be presented using power point to the MEDVAMC leadership for comparison and recommendations for the Medical Center selection and approval. The space planning must address improvement of work flow based on sequence of operations. All designs must adhere to the latest edition for JCAHO, NFPA, ICC and life safety latest requirements. 2.2 The Architect/Engineer shall survey the area and verify existing conditions and all related systems, study adequacy of square footage for each function, analyze utility systems and structural integrity, also verify as facility built drawings. Existing drawings may not be complete or fully accurate. 2.3 The A/E Contractor shall make sufficient site investigations to evaluate all existing conditions. The A/E Contractor shall obtain additional pertinent information, as needed, from the COR, to ensure the completion of an efficient, comprehensive design. 2.4 The completed preliminary plans shall include a detailed construction, equipment, and project cost estimates. The A/E is responsible to design the project within available budget and provide recommendations of deduct items as alternatives. 2.5 The A/E shall thoroughly study existing facility drawings and VA building design criteria for exact implementation and coordination of all systems and components. 3.0 DESIGN SUBMITTALS 3.1 The following contractual periods of performance shall begin from the award date of the contract. The A/E shall submit 35%, 75%, 95%, and final design packages for review and approval. The VA will respond with comments within 15 calendar days after receipt of each submittal. 3.2 Each submission shall include three (3) copies for review. 3.3 Final submittals shall include five (5) original hard copies and CD-ROM disc for drawings using REVIT 2012 and AutoCAD version 2013 and specifications on Microsoft Word latest version. All electronic submittals must adhere to VA requirements. 3.4 Room's square footage and dimensions shall be indicated on the floor plan. 4.0 SAFETY 4.1 The A/E is responsible to retain services of a licensed fire protection professional engineer (FPE). The FPE must be directly involved in the design of fire protection systems and life safety requirements, as addressed in the VA Fire Protection Design Manuals. 4.2 Review and seal As-Built drawings prepared by the contractor and certify compliance statement on each FP and life safety drawings as required by VA directives and policies. 5.0 SUSTAINABLEDESIGN STANDARDS 5.1 The A/E shall be responsible for designing to achieve sustainable design equivalencies and for implementing within the design the following Guiding Principles found in the Federal Leadership on High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding and the VA Sustainable Design and Energy Reduction Manual: " Employ Integrated Design Principles (Integrated Design, Commissioning) " Optimize Energy Performance (Energy Efficiency, Measurement and Verification) " Protect and Conserve Water (Indoor Water, Outdoor Water) " Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality (Ventilation, Thermal Comfort, Moisture Control, Day lighting, Low-Emitting Materials, and Protect IAQ during Construction) " Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials (Recycled Content, Bio-based Content, Construction Waste, Ozone Depleting Compounds) 5.2 Sustainable design features, activities and equivalencies are part of overall Federal policy to limit environmental impact and ensure the environmental compatibility of Federal facilities. It is the intent of the VA to make every reasonable and rational effort to meet these requirements. In the event the A/E concludes that implementation of specific sustainability requirements is not feasible (in that doing so creates major negative impacts on the project, including major overall cost increases, major operational feasibility issues, major technology application issues, etc.), a detailed rationale for limiting the use of the specific sustainability feature in question shall be submitted in writing to the Project Engineer for consideration. Such rationale shall include discussion of the significant negative impacts to the project. Cost comparisons and evaluations used in supporting the non-inclusion of required sustainability features must show an overwhelming life cycle rationale. Such exclusions shall not be implemented unless specifically approved by the Project Engineer. 6.0 ARCHITECTURAL 6.1 One-eight (1/8) inch scale floor plans shall be submitted with the following neatly displayed: " Room names, numbers, square footage, functions, and appropriate activity codes. " Reflected ceiling plans. " Net square foot program area of each room with the corresponding designed net square foot area. (Program vs. Actual). " All corridors, electrical closets, telephone closets, equipment rooms, mechanical shafts and spaces vertical circulation spaces (stairs, dumbwaiters, etc.) and automatic conveyances. " All plumbing fixtures, doors and swings. " Doors and Finish schedules " Locations of all smoke and fire partitions. 6.2 One-eighth inch scale floor plans showing and identifying equipment utilities requirements for each room shall be submitted. Equipment floor plans are required for all medical equipment, offices, consultation rooms, classrooms, conference rooms, and waiting rooms. 6.3 A written narrative describing the interior design scheme of how areas will integrate functionally and aesthetically. All variations from criteria shall be explained. 7.0 STRUCTURAL 7.1 The building structural system (including slabs, girders, beams, and columns) shall be reinforced as necessary to accommodate future expansion. Structural design shall comply with all applicable codes. 7.2 Construction drawings shall include at least one plan view showing all structural columns, beams and typical floor plan features. The structural members shall be properly dimensioned, including depth and width of beams. Sufficient elevation views shall also be included on the drawing to show minimum heights from floor to lower surface of beams and/or interstitial purlins and deck. 8.0 HEATING, VENTILATING AND CONDITIONING 8.1 Provide preliminary load and sizing calculations for all HVAC systems. 8.2 Provide a written description/narrative of the HVAC requirements and how these requirements will be satisfied. Include a description of all new systems (including controls) and how they will interface with existing facility systems. Investigate design alternatives and justify the selected system(s), highlighting economics, energy conservation, and other pertinent considerations; provide reference sources for all data included. Assure that all systems, at minimum, meet VA standards for type of area served. 8.3 Submit duct and piping layouts for the area. 8.4 Provide one-eighth inch scale floor plans showing the HVAC and distribution equipment. Coordinate the design with other disciplines. 8.5 Provide flow and control diagrams for complete syste. Provide sequence of operations and controls for all HVAC systems and equipment. 8.6 Provide preliminary design for fire and safety systems that are associated with the HVAC systems. Show the fire and safety design on the HVAC plans and control diagrams. Show smoke and fire partitions and related dampers, coordinate penetrations with VA to maintain the custom fire rating system. 9.0 PLUMBING 9.1 One-eighth inch scale plumbing floor plans shall be submitted. Plumbing fixtures shall be identified; plumbing lines shall be sized. 9.2 Floor plans, elevations, and sections shall be developed showing all required equipment. 9.3 All calculations supporting the design shall be submitted. 10.0 SPRINKLER 10.1 One-eighth inch scale sprinkler floor plans shall be submitted. The locations of all risers, sprinkler heads, and valves shall be shown. The locations of smoke and fire partitions and boundaries of smoke, fire, and sprinkler zones shall be displayed. The system shall be properly interfaced with the existing facility sprinkler system. 10.2 Preliminary design assumptions and calculations shall be submitted. Use of quick response sprinkler heads is mandatory. 11.0 ELECTRICAL 11.1 One-eighth inch scale floor plans shall be submitted. The plans shall indicate room (or area) numbers, titles, and functions. The locations of all lighting fixtures, outlets for power, communication/signal outlets and devices, fire alarm devices, and equipment shall be displayed. The electrical floor plans shall show smoke and fire partitions and zones. 11.2 One-quarter inch scale elevations shall be provided to display design details. 11.3 Reflected ceiling plans shall show lighting layout, registers, chases, smoke detectors, page speakers, and other overhead equipment. 11.4 One-line diagrams of the normal and emergency electrical power distribution system shall be submitted. Include low voltage main and secondary power distribution panels. Verify that existing feeders to be used are adequately sized for the proposed project. Preliminary design data, assumptions, and calculations shall be submitted. 12.0 CONSTRUCTON COST ESTIMATE 12.1 The preliminary cost estimates shall reflect the expected construction cost for all work identified and detailed. "Magnitude" and "square foot" estimates will not be accepted. 12.2 The A/E shall develop a detailed preliminary construction cost estimate. The cost estimate shall present labor, material, and equipment costs for work required by the major disciplines, i.e., Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Sprinkler, Electrical, and Industrial Hygiene. The work grouped under each major discipline shall be placed into the appropriate VA master Construction Specification Division (CSI format). 12.3 The detailed construction cost estimate shall consider contingencies at 7.5%, overhead at 10%, profit at 10%, and escalation attributable to inflation, and any other regional industry costs. The contingency amount is established for change orders or other additional work occurring during construction. 12.4 The estimate must have sufficient detail and accuracy to reflect the anticipated bid cost upon completion of the contract working drawings and specifications. Cost estimate must include bid deduct(s) that total 20% of the construction estimate. 13.0 MEETINGS 13.1 Post-award Meeting - A post award meeting will be held within ten (10) calendar days after award of contract. 13.2 Design Review Meetings - A design review meeting will be held after each design submittal. 13.3 Meeting Minutes - The A/E Contractor shall take minutes of all meetings held relative to this contract with exception to the construction phase. The format must be acceptable to the Contracting Officer (CO). Minutes must include the meeting date and time; agenda; meeting location; list of participants with their affiliations and telephone numbers; be fully descriptive of issues, problems and decisions made; and action items with names of responsible parties and deadlines. In addition, the minutes must include, as a separate attachment, all exhibits and references distributed as handout material, unless the material is part of a formal submittal. The A/E Contractor shall provide, via email transmission, complete copies of all minutes to CO and all attendees within 48 hours of the next meeting. All challenges to the minutes will be reflected in a revised version prepared by the A/E Contractor. Copies of updated minutes shall be distributed to the CO and attendees within 24 hours after the change notice. 14.0 QUALITY CONTROL 14.1 The contractor shall develop a quality plan. This plan shall be submitted within 10 calendar days after contract award. The plan should outline the following: " The management and organization of this project. " Intended key technical personnel, such as subcontractors, discipline managers, project managers, etc. " Narrative describing product quality control. 14.2 After the award of the contract, the A/E Contractor shall follow a minimum standards of quality as follows: " There shall be a consistency of key level personnel throughout the project. " All deliverables shall be routed through, reviewed and approved by the A/E Contractor project manager. " All mistakes, omissions or errors discovered during the construction process shall be rectified by the A/E Contractor. The A/E Contractor shall provide the government with additional design drawings, cost estimates and statements of work to make the field design corrections, should they become necessary. ? 15.0 GENERAL INFORMATION 15.1 The A/E Contractor shall submit all request for information in writing to the COR and allow at least three (3) calendar days for the COR to respond. 15.2 The Contracting Officer must approve all work that is beyond the scope of this statement of work. END OF STATEMENT OF WORK

C--A/E for NRM Project 580-16-101 Upgrade to Emergency Power System

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published August 4, 2016  -  Deadline August 25, 2016
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: General. A-E Services are being procured in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute (Public Law 92-582), formerly known as the Brooks Act, and implement in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 36.6. All submissions will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria. The three firms deemed most highly rated after initial source selection will be chosen for interviews. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is 541330, Engineering Services, and the applicable Small Business Size Standard is $15 million. a. Contract Award Procedure: The proposed A/E services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. Interested parties shall ensure current Licensing and have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at https://www.sam.gov/portal and the Vendor Information Pages database at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ as well as have submitted the current cycle VETS-100 Report per the requirements located at http://www.dol/gov/vets/contractor/main.htm. Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be certified by the CVE at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. b. SDVOSB Requirements: In accordance with VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside, a service disabled veteran-owned small business concern agrees that, in the performance of the contract, at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. c. Nature of Work: Provide Architectural/Engineering (A/E) services for site survey and investigation, concept development, design development, preliminary drawings, construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and construction period services. The A/E will work with VA Project Management Staff to develop the necessary working drawings, phasing plans, infection control plans, contract specifications, prioritization of items, and cost estimates for full and complete construction of this project. d. Design Costs: All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73(a) the total cost of the architect or engineer services contracted for must not exceed 6 percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR 52.236-22 Design Within Funding Limitations, will be applicable to this procurement action. Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly rated AE firm selected to complete the design. The magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $1 million and $2 million. 2. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this acquisition will be in accordance with FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836.602-1 and are listed below in descending order of importance. (1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services to include reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. a. Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and Designers of Record (Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Protection Engineer). 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. b. 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 five (5) and a maximum of seven (7) specific completed projects in the past five (5) years that best illustrate the individual team members experience relevant to this contract scope. (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 and their record of working together as a team. a. Provide a detailed narrative of a minimum of five (5) up to seven (7) maximum relevant projects completed within the last 5 years, which best illustrate overall team experience relevant to this contract scope. List projects that demonstrate the teams experience with projects of similar size and scope to those to be performed under this contract; Specific design areas to be evaluated within this factor are: 1. Experience in designing renovations and upgrades to existing Type 1 Essential Electrical Systems (EES)/ Level 1 Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSSs) as per NFPA 99 and NFPA 110 2. VA Hospital Experience 3. Phasing Construction Projects 4. Environmental Assessment & Abatement; including, but not limited to, Asbestos and Lead 5. Verification of Exceptional Customer Service; including customer service awards received 6. Building Energy Modeling per ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or 2013 7. Designs that comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or 2013 8. Familiarity with and experience incorporating the requirements of current or recent VA guidance documents related to Sustainable Buildings (3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. a. This factor evaluates ability of the AE 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. 1. List current projects with a design fee of greater than $20,000 being designed in the firm's office in the past five (5) years; 2. Indicate the firms' present workload and the availability of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period; 3. Describe experience in successfully delivering projects per performance schedule, providing timely construction support and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates. (4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (5) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project. Provide the address and distance of your office to MEDVAMC. The distance shall be determined using http://maps.google.com (6) Ability to comply with FAR clause 52.219-14. Firms must demonstrate how they will comply with the requirement to meet FAR Clause 52.219-14, at least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the concern. 3. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: This project is a 100% set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns under VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Dec 2009). All original Standard Form (SF) 330 packages shall be submitted to: Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (90C) Network Contracting Office (NCO 16) Attn: Tabitha Contreras, Room 4B-313 2002 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030 (a) All SF 330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the Solicitation Number VA256-16-R-1174. The SF 330 form may be downloaded from www.gsa.gov/forms. Completed SF 330's shall include the primary firms, subcontractor firms, and any consultants expected to be used on the project. There is no page limit, required margin size, etc. for the submission; it is expected for interested firms to be concise and clear. Questions for this announcement are due by 4PM Central on August 11, 2016. (b) Firms that meet the requirements listed in this announcement are invited to submit three (3) copies of the completed SF 330 including Parts I and II as described herein and one CD-ROM of the SF 330 submittal as a single pdf file, to the above address no later than 11:00 A.M. Central on August 25, 2016. FAX AND/OR E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. (c) Interested firms shall address each of the six (6) Selection Criteria in their SF 330's and additional documents/submittals. 4. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THERE ARE NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE. This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. This requirement is subject to Availability of Funds. 5. PROJECT INFORMATION: A/E Design Scope of Work 1.0 SCOPE 1 .1 The Architect/Engineer shall furnish all professional and technical expertise to develop Schematics, pre-design preliminaries, design drawings, specifications, cost estimates and construction contract bid documents to include design of the replacing components of the existing emergency power system at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center to include: - Replacement of the 6000A Zenith paralleling switchgear located in Building 106 with new gear sized appropriately for the fault current. - Replacement of the six 700kW Caterpiller emergency generators - Repair/renovation of areas containing ATS (Automatic Transfer Switches) #1-12 that are subject to moisture intrusion and in need of corrective measures to seal roof penetrations above. - Replacement of approximately 49 ATS units in Building 100. The A/E will prepare equipment layouts for new equipment as required by the equipment's manufacturer specifications and drawings. 1 .2 The A/E shall provide construction period services including "as built," responses to RFIs, and site visits. 2.0 PROJECT OVERVIEW 2.1 The A/E shall develop conceptual plans for VA selection. The selected plan will be developed further to include space programs and related details. All designs must adhere to JCAHO, NFPA, and life safety latest requirements. 2.2 The Architect/Engineer shall survey the area and verify existing space, study adequacy of square footage for each function, analyze utility systems and verify as built drawings. Existing drawings may not be complete or fully accurate. The A/E contractor shall make sufficient site investigations to evaluate all existing conditions. The A/E contractor shall obtain additional pertinent information, as needed, from the COR, to ensure the completion of an efficient, comprehensive design. 2.3 The completed preliminary plans shall include a detailed construction, equipment, and project cost estimates. The A/E is responsible to design the project within available budget and provide recommendations of deduct items as alternatives. 2.4 The A/E shall thoroughly study existing drawings and building design criteria for exact implementation and coordination of all systems and components of the new renovations, and avoidance of construction conflicts. All features and systems shall conforms to the existing design criteria of building 100 which mandates runs of all utility systems such as electrical and mechanical systems, air ducts, piping, conduits, etc. in the interstitial space only. Installations of equipment in the interstitial space are prohibited. 3.0 DESIGN SUBMITTALS 3.1 The following contractual periods of performance shall begin from the award date of the contract. 3.2 Final submittals shall include two (2) original hard copies and two (2) CD-ROM discs for drawings using AutoCAD version 2011 and Specifications using Microsoft Word latest version. All electronic submittals must adhere to VA requirements. 3.3 Room's square footage and dimensions must be indicated on the floor plan. 3.4 The A/E will submit 35 percent, 75 percent, 95 percent, and final design bid packages for review and approval. VA shall respond with comments within seven calendar days after the receipt of each submittal. 3.5 Each submission will include two complete half-size sets of Drawings, five full-size Architectural Floor Plans, and two CD-ROMs. 4.0 SAFETY 4.1 The A/E is responsible to retain services of a licensed Fire Protection Professional Engineer. The FPE is required to conduct a fire protection and life safety review as per VA Directive 2005-007. 4.2 Review and seal As-Built drawings prepared by the contractor. 4.3 Certification of the fire protection systems will be performed by an independent third party engaged by the VA. Certification of the fire protection systems will not be part of the A/E Services. 4.4 The A/E will provide a performance specification for revisions to the existing sprinkler system. 4.5 The VA will provide the A/E with the existing facility life safety plan and analysis, including the location of smoke compartments and related partitions and life safety egress. 5.0 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STANDARDS 5.1 The A/E shall be responsible for designing to achieve sustainable design equivalencies and for implementing within the design the following Guiding Principles found in the Federal Leadership on High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding and the VA Sustainable Design and Energy Reduction Manual: Employ Integrated Design Principles (Integrated Design) Optimize Energy Performance (Energy Efficiency, Measurement and Verification) See attached Energy Efficiency Design Standards document. Protect and Conserve Water (Indoor Water, Outdoor Water) Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality (Ventilation, Thermal Comfort, Moisture Control, Day lighting, Low-Emitting Materials, and Protect IAQ during Construction) Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials (Recycled Content, Bio-based Content, Construction Waste, Ozone Depleting Compounds) 5.2 Sustainable design features, activities and equivalencies are part of overall Federal policy to limit environmental impact and ensure the environmental compatibility of Federal facilities. It is the intent of the VA to make every reasonable and rational effort to meet these requirements. In the event the A/E concludes that implementation of specific sustainability requirements is not feasible (in that doing so creates major negative impacts on the project, including major overall cost increases, major operational feasibility issues, major technology application issues, etc.), a detailed rationale for limiting the use of the specific sustainability feature in question shall be submitted in writing to the Project Engineer for consideration. Such rationale shall include discussion of the significant negative impacts to the project. Cost comparisons and evaluations used in supporting the non-inclusion of required sustainability features must show an overwhelming life cycle rationale. Such exclusions shall not be implemented unless specifically approved by the Project Engineer. 5.3 Commissioning of systems is not included as part of the A/E Services. 6.0 ARCHITECTURAL 6.1 One-eighth- (1/8-) inch scale floor plans shall be submitted with the following neatly displayed: " Room names, numbers, square footage, functions, and appropriate activity codes. " Reflected ceiling plans " Net square foot program area of each room with the corresponding designed net square foot area. (Program vs. Actual). " All corridors, electrical closets, telephone closets, equipment rooms, mechanical shafts and spaces vertical circulation spaces (stairs, dumbwaiters, etc.) and automatic conveyances. " All plumbing fixtures, doors and swings " Doors and Finish schedules " Locations of all smoke and fire partitions. 6.2 One-eighth inch scale floor plans showing and identifying equipment utilities requirements for each room shall be submitted. Equipment floor plans are required for all medical equipment, offices, consultation rooms, classrooms, conference rooms, and waiting rooms. 6.3 A written narrative describing the interior design scheme of existing spaces and how reworked areas will integrate functionally and aesthetically with the remainder of the hospital building shall be submitted. All variations from criteria shall be explained. 7.0 STRUCTURAL 7.1 The structural integrity of the existing building shall be considered in the renovation and placement of all new equipment. The building structural system (including slabs, girders, beams, and columns) shall be reinforced as necessary to accommodate all new loads. Structural design shall comply with all applicable codes. 7.2 Construction drawings shall include at least one plan view showing all structural columns, beams and typical floor plan features. The structural members shall be properly dimensioned, including depth and width of beams. Sufficient elevation views shall also be included on the drawing to show minimum heights from floor to lower surface of beams and/or interstitial purlins and deck. 7.3 AE to use VA provided details to penetrate interstitial space. 8.0 HEATING, VENTILATING AND CONDITIONING 8.1 Provide preliminary load and sizing calculations for all HVAC systems. 8.2 Provide a written description/narrative of the HVAC requirements and how these requirements will be satisfied. Include a description of all new systems (including controls) and how they will interface with existing systems. Investigate design alternatives and justify the selected system(s), highlighting economics, energy conservation, and other pertinent considerations; provide reference sources for all data included. Assure that all systems, at minimum, meet VA standards for type of area served. 8.3 Submit duct and piping layouts for the area. 8.4 Provide one-eighth inch scale floor plans showing the HVAC and steam distribution equipment. Coordinate the design with other disciplines. 8.5 Provide flow and control diagrams for steam, condensate, hot water, chilled water, and condenser water. Provide sequence of operations and controls for all HVAC systems and equipment. 8.6 Provide preliminary design for fire and safety systems that are associated with the HVAC systems. Show the fire and safety design on the HVAC dampers, coordinate penetrations of interstitial deck with VA to maintain the custom fire rating of the deck system. 8.7 Where existing central refrigeration of HVAC systems are retained and modified to serve new or existing areas, show what steps must be taken for proper functioning of the integrated systems. 8.8 For all existing buildings were modifications of existing air, water (hot and chilled), or steam is required, show riser diagrams with points of interface of existing and new work. 8.9 Provide demolition drawings showing the extent of removal for exiting systems and equipment. 9.0 PLUMBING 9.1 The project will replace existing plumbing fixtures and medical gases systems in the interstitial space and floor layout. 9.2 One-eighth-inch scale plumbing floor plans shall be submitted. Plumbing fixtures shall be identified; plumbing lines shall be sized. 9.3 Floor plans, elevations, and sections shall be developed showing all required equipment. 9.4 All calculations supporting the design shall be submitted. 10.0 SPRINKLER 10.1 The project will modify the sprinkler system in the area as needed to maintain code compliance for which Building 100 was originally designed. 10.2 The locations of new smoke and fire partitions and boundaries of smoke, fire, and sprinkler zones shall be displayed. The system shall be properly interfaced with the existing sprinkler system. 10.3 Use of quick response sprinkler heads is mandatory. 10.4 The A/E will provide a performance specification for the sprinkler system. 11.0 ELECTRICAL 11.1 The project will replace the entire electrical distribution, including raceways, circuitry, panels, wiring devices, lighting fixtures, equipment, etc. The data and telephone systems will be modified to accommodate the new areas. New electrical feeders shall be provided as required by the new calculated electrical loads. 11.2 One-eighth inch scale floor plans shall be submitted. The plans shall indicate room (or area) numbers, titles, and functions. The locations of all lighting fixtures, outlets for power, communication/signal outlets and devices, fire alarm devices, and equipment shall be displayed. The electrical floor plans shall show smoke and fire partitions and zones. 11.3 One-quarter inch scale elevations shall be provided to display design details. 11.4 Reflected ceiling plans shall show lighting layout, registers, chases, smoke detectors, page speakers, and other overhead equipment. One-line diagrams of the normal and emergency electrical power distribution system shall be submitted. Include low voltage main and secondary power distribution panels. Verify that existing feeders to be reused are adequately sized for the proposed project. Preliminary design data, assumptions, and calculations shall be submitted. 11.5 The existing electrical distribution system and electrical panels will be replaced as required. 11.6 Low-Voltage Systems: A/E will indicate locations of devices for installation of conduit and back boxes according to information received from the VA. These devices include fire alarm, nurse call, security systems, paging, and CATV. 12.0 CONSTRUCTON COST ESTIMATE 12.1 The preliminary cost estimates shall reflect the expected construction cost for all work identified and detailed. "Magnitude" and "square foot" estimates will not be accepted. 12.2 The A/E shall develop a detailed preliminary construction cost estimate. The cost estimate shall present labor, material, and equipment costs for work required by the major disciplines, i.e., Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Sprinkler, Electrical, and Industrial Hygiene. The work grouped under each major discipline shall be placed into the appropriate VA Master Construction Specification Division (CSI format). 12.3 The detailed construction cost estimate shall consider contingencies at 7.5% overhead at 10%, profit at 10%, and escalation attributable to inflation, and any other regional industry costs. The contingency amount is established for change orders or other additional work occurring during construction. 12.4 The estimate must have sufficient detail and accuracy to reflect the anticipated bid cost upon completion of the contract working drawings and specifications. Cost estimate must include bid deduct(s) that total at least 20% of the construction estimate. 13.0 MEETINGS 13.1 Post-award Meeting - A post award meeting will be held within ten (10) calendar days after contract award. 13.2 Design Review Meetings - A design review meeting will be held after each design submittal. 13.3 Meeting Minutes - The A/E Contractor shall take minutes of all meetings held relative to this contract with exception to the construction phase. The format must be acceptable to the Contracting Officer (CO). Minutes must include the meeting date and time; agenda; meeting location; list of participants with their affiliations, and telephone numbers; be fully descriptive of issues, problems and decisions made; and action items with names of responsible parties and deadlines. In addition, the minutes must include, as attachments, all exhibits and references distributed as handout materials, unless the materials are part of a formal submission. The A/E Contractor shall provide, via email transmission, complete copies of all minutes to CO and all attendees within 48 hours of the next meeting. All challenges to the minutes will be reflected in a revised version prepared by the A/E Contractor. Copies of updated minutes shall be distributed to the CO and all attendees within 24 hours after change notice. 14.0 QUALITY CONTROL 14.1 The contractor shall develop a quality plan. This plan shall be submitted as part of the contractor's cost proposal. The plan should outline the following: " The management and organization of this project. " Intended key technical personnel, such as subcontractors, discipline managers, project manager, etc. " Narrative describing product quality control. 14.2 After the award of the contract, the A/E Contractor shall follow minimum standards of quality as follows: " There shall be a consistency of key personnel throughout the project. " All deliverables shall be routed through, reviewed and approved by the A/E contractor project manager. " All mistakes, omissions or errors discovered during the construction process shall be rectified by the A/E contractor. The A/E contractor shall provide the government with additional design drawings, cost estimates and statement of work to make field design corrections, should they become necessary. 15.0 GENERAL INFORMATION: 15.1 The A/E contractor shall submit all request for information in writing to the COR and allow at least three working days for the COR to respond. 15.2 The Contracting Officer must approve all work that is beyond the scope of this statement of work. END OF STATEMENT OF WORK
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