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C--Indefinite Delivery Contracts for A-E Services; Airfield Design and Evaluation Services, CONUS, Alaska and Hawaii

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published April 3, 2015  -  Deadline May 21, 2015
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: This contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work of Airfield Design and Evaluation Services, Various Military and Civil/Commercial Airfields, Continental United States (CONUS), Alaska and Hawaii. Target two (2) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts to be negotiated and awarded, with a five year ordering period and $4,900,000 in capacity for each. There will be no task order minimums, and task order maximums will be limited to amount of available remaining contract capacity. Work will be issued by negotiated firm-fixed-price task orders. When two or more indefinite delivery contracts (IDCs) available to the procuring agency contain the same or overlapping scopes of work so that a particular task order might be issued under more than one IDC, the contracting officer will have available for consideration the following factors in deciding which contractor will be selected to negotiate an order: performance and quality of deliverables under the current contract, current capacity to accomplish the order in the required time, professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services, uniquely specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, and equitable distribution of work among the contractors. North American Industrial Classification System code is 541330, which has a size standard of $15,000,000 in annual average gross receipts over the past three years. Competition for this procurement is restricted to Small Business (SB) concerns. Selected and successful firm(s) will be required to comply with the subcontracting limitations as set forth by the FAR Clause 52.219-14 LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING, wherein stated in pertinent part, 'Services (except construction). At least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the concern.' Award of the first of the two targeted contracts is anticipated between September and November 2015. Award of the second of the two targeted contracts is anticipated between December 2015 and February 2016. To be eligible for contract award, the Contractor must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration is free and can be accessed at: http://www.sam.gov. The small business size standard for NAICS code 541330 increased from $14M to $15M, effective 14 July 2014. Ensure representations and certifications in SAM are current. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: The scope of this Small Business IDC(s) is for Airfield Design and Evaluation Services, Various Military and Civil/Commercial Airfields, CONUS, Alaska and Hawaii. The types of services to be provided under this contract include a full range of airfield design and evaluation services, to include, but not be limited to, horizontal airfield design, development of DOD criteria related to airfields/pavements, technical reviews of horizontal airfield designs, construction phase support services, pavement destructive and non-destructive testing, geotechnical subsurface investigations, field and laboratory testing of pavement materials, PAVER Pavement Management System implementation of roads and airfields, conducting airfield design/construction workshops, developing future planning requirements, specialized consulting services and engineering studies related to the planning, design and construction of airfields (pavements, airfield lighting and NAVAIDS, etc.). It is expected that most projects will be located on Army and Air Force installations. The AE selected would be required to have sufficient staff, flexibility and capability to be available on an as-needed basis. Design and/or construction support services for specific facilities or projects will be assigned by Task Orders on the IDIQ contract(s) established as a result of this solicitation. Each task order to be issued will identify all work to be accomplished. All projects will be located within CONUS, Alaska and Hawaii. The design projects will include various types of horizontal airfield facilities on military and civil/commercial airfields. Examples of projects may include, but not be limited to, airfield runways, taxiways and aprons, heliports, airfield lighting and navigational aids, airfield lighting vaults, small ancillary structures for airfield lighting and navigation aids, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facilities, aircraft arresting systems (AAS), storm drainage, utilities, etc. Design projects may include new facilities or repair and maintenance of existing facilities. Design services to be performed include, but are not limited to, preparation of horizontal design/construction documents, preparation of design/build requests for proposals (RFPs), charrette/concept designs, schematic designs, planning, programming, site investigations, surveying and geotechnical investigations, parametric and construction cost estimating, feasibility studies, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, plan formulation, etc. Construction cost estimating will be accomplished for all design projects using the Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System 2nd Generation (MII) software. All specifications shall be developed and edited using the SpecsIntact automated specification processing system. Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) will be used for design projects under this solicitation. CADD format (Microstation (DGN) or AutoCAD (DWG) will be specified in task order. The AE shall use the latest version (reference: https://cadbim.usace.army.mil/) of the A/E/C CAD Standard and the latest Workspace and Templates. The AE may be required to use the Dr. Check's design review and checking system. AE may be required to provide master planning services such as: facility master planning for various federal customers such as the Army and Air Force, Public Works real property master planning, facility allowance analysis, MILCON DD Form 1391 development and other programming level analysis. Any testing laboratories used for design or construction purposes as required herein shall be USACE validated (http://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/Portals/55/docs/CEERD-GV/CEERD-GM-C/CEERD-GM-C_ValidatedLabs.pdf). Laboratories for testing concrete and concrete aggregates shall conform to ASTM C1077 and all other UFGS related tests. Concrete laboratory testing technicians, concrete strength testing technicians and concrete field testing technicians must be ACI certified. Laboratories for testing asphalt pavement shall conform to ASTM D3666 and shall participate in the AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) program. Laboratories for testing soil and rock shall conform to ASTM D3740. Sustainable design shall be accomplished using an integrated design approach and emphasizing environmental stewardship; energy and water conservation and efficiency; use of recovered and recycled materials; waste reduction; reduction or elimination of toxic and harmful substances in facilities construction and operation; efficiency in resource and materials utilization; development of healthy, safe and productive work environments. Integration of current Antiterrorism and Force Protection (AT/FP) measures will be required on all military design projects. Construction support services may include, but not be limited to: participation in on-site partnering/pre-construction meetings; review of construction contractor's submittals for government approval and for information only; review of contractor's request for information (RFI); participation in site visits and development of inspection reports at critical points of construction; participation in start-up and commissioning of systems; attending warranty inspections; participation in lessons-learned sessions; preparation of operations and maintenance support information manuals. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this particular project are listed below in descending order of importance. Criteria 'a' through 'd' are primary. Criterion 'e' is secondary and will only be used as a 'tie-breaker' among firms that are essentially technically equal. a. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence. Submittals shall demonstrate the specialized experience and technical competence to execute the types of projects and activities as indicated above in paragraph 2, PROJECT INFORMATION, and in the list of subitems (i) through (v) below. The subitems below are listed in descending order of importance. Only relatable experience that has occurred in the last five years should be included in the submittal. Project examples submitted should be of completed projects (i.e. design complete). All projects cited shall identify design start/complete dates as well as the project size (cost and scope). (SF 330, Part I, Section F) (i) Experience in design of horizontal airfield construction projects including, but not limited to, grading, drainage, pavement, airfield markings, airfield lighting and NAVAIDS. Experience designing projects on Army and Air Force installations is preferred. Firms should demonstrate experience using MicroStation and AutoCAD to develop Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) design drawings. Firms should demonstrate experience with using and writing project specifications in the SpecsIntact processing system and preparing cost estimates using Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System 2nd Generation (MII) software; (ii) Experience using and developing Army and Air Force design guidance, including Unified Facility Criteria (UFC) documents and Unified Facility Guide Specification (UFGS), engineer technical letters (ETLs) and other military design criteria documents. Experience using the PCASE Pavement Design & Evaluation Software to design/evaluate airfield pavements; (iii) Experience with construction phase support services including participation in on-site partnering/pre-construction meetings; review of construction contractor's submittals for government approval and for information only; participation in site visits and furnishing inspection reports at critical points of construction; participation in start-up and commissioning of systems; attending warranty inspections; participation in lessons-learned sessions; preparation of operations and maintenance support information manuals; (iv) Experience conducting airfield pavement destructive and non-destructive testing/evaluations; (v) Experience implementing the PAVER Pavement Management System. Experience performing PAVER implementations on Army and Air Force installations is preferred. b. Professional Qualifications. Firms shall demonstrate professional personnel qualifications and specialized experience for key design disciplines. Evaluation of professional qualifications will consider education, training, relevant experience in design of military and federal facilities and longevity with the firm. Experience working on applicable Army and Air Force projects is desirable and should be identified. (SF 330, Part I, Sections E & G). Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) project managers (team leaders), Project managers should be a U.S. registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience in airfield project management. Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) civil engineer airfield designers. Designers should be a U.S. registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience in airfield design. Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) geotechnical pavement design engineers. Designers should be a U.S. registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience performing subsurface investigations and evaluating and designing airfield pavements. Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) electrical engineer airfield lighting and NAVAIDS designers. Designers should be a U.S. registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience in designing airfield lighting and NAVAIDS (e.g. ILS, PAR). Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) construction engineers. Construction engineers should be a U.S. registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience in construction of airfield pavements and/or airfield lighting and NAVAIDS. At least one engineer should have experience in construction of airfield pavements and at least one engineer should have experience with construction of airfield lighting and NAVAIDS. Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) civil engineers or technicians. Engineers or technicians should have at least five (5) years of experience inspecting pavements and implementing the PAVER Pavement Management System. Provide a resume for one (1) cost engineer with at least five (5) years of experience as a cost engineer. Additional consideration will be given if the individual is a certified cost engineer (CCE), certified cost consultant (CCC) or comparable certification. c. Capacity. Demonstrate capacity to perform nationwide (i.e. CONUS, Alaska and Hawaii). Demonstrate capacity to complete task orders within a reasonably aggressive schedule. Firms shall demonstrate the capacity to accomplish at least four (4) $200,000 simultaneous individual task orders, or two (2) $500,000 simultaneous task orders. The evaluation will consider the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines to complete the task orders and offeror's project execution strategy. The evaluation will consider the key persons identified in Sections D, E, and G of the SF330, as well as other available staff and information provided in Section H and Part II (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 1). A proposed Management Plan shall be presented that includes an organization chart (reference SF330, Part I, Section D) and addresses team organization (reference SF330, Part I, Section C), any anticipated sub-contractors or entities to supplement the design team, quality control procedures, cost control, coordination of in-house disciplines and consultants required to meet work capacity. The SF 330 shall clearly indicate the primary office where the work will be performed and the staffing at that office. (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 2). d. Past Performance. Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to the quality of work, cost control (maintaining the project construction cost below the programmed amount), and compliance with performance schedules, as determined by CPARS/ACASS and other sources. (Note: Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQ) may be used to provide or supplement a firm's past performance with other than U.S. Governmental clients. Firms which choose to use the PPQ may obtain a PPQ standard form by submitting a request to the below referenced POC via email.) e. Volume of DOD Contract Awards. Volume of DOD A-E contract awards in the last 12 months, with the objective of effecting an equitable distribution of DOD A-E contracts among qualified firms, including SB and SDB (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 3). 4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit three (3) copies of SF 330 Part I, and three (3) copies of SF 330 Part II for the prime firm and all consultants/subcontractors, to US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, ATTN: Edward Jackson (CENWO-CT-M), 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE, 68102, not later than 2:00pm Central time on the response date indicated in this announcement. SUBMITTAL PACKAGES MUST ALSO INCLUDE A CD CONTAINING A COMPLETE COPY OF THE SUBMITTAL AS A SINGLE PDF FILE (where a 'complete copy of the submittal' is equal to an SF 330 Part I and Part II combined, where 'Part II' means a separate SF330 Part II that is complete for the prime firm and each consultant/subcontractor firm). Submittal must clearly identify the announcement number. Regulation requires that the Selection Board not consider any submittals received after the specified time and date. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submittals received after 2:00pm Central time on the closing date specified in this announcement. The SF 330, 3/2013 edition, must be used, and may be obtained from the following web site: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486. Include DUNS number and CAGE code in SF330 Part I, Section B, Block 5. Additionally, the DUNS number and CAGE code should be identified in SF 330 Part I, Section C, Block 9, for EACH TEAM MEMBER. The submittal shall have a page limit of 100 pages (total of 100 pages allowed for complete copy of the submittal, ALL-INCLUSIVE). The selection board will not evaluate beyond 100 pages. A page is one side of a sheet. Blank sheets/Tabs separating the sections within the SF 330 will not count against the maximum page count. All fonts shall be at least 10 pitch or larger. Pages shall be 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches. Organizational charts may be presented on a sheet up to 11 inches by 17 inches. If an 11 inch by 17 inch sheet is used it shall be neatly folded to 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches, bound in the SF 330 at the proper location, and counted as one page. A Part II is required for each branch office of the prime firm and any consultants/subcontractors that will have a key role in the proposed contract (i.e. a Part II is required for all entities identified in SF 330 Part I, Section C of the submittal). Cover letters, company literature and extraneous materials are not desired and will not be considered. Sections E and G of SF 330 Part I must include only individuals proposed to perform the anticipated work, including all consultants/subcontractors. In SF 330 Part I, Section G, Block 26, along with the name, include the firm with which the person is associated. A maximum of ten (10) projects including the prime and consultants/subcontractors will be reviewed for SF 330 Part I, Section F. If more than 10 projects are submitted, only the first 10 projects will be evaluated. Use no more than two (2) pages per project. When listing projects in SF 330 Part 1, Section F, an Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) with multiple Task Orders as examples is not considered a project. A task order executed under an IDC contract is a project. Past Performance evaluations (CPARS/ACASS, PPQ - reference Paragraph 3.d. above) shall be submitted for each project provided in SF 330, Part I, Section F. SF 330, Part I, Section H (Additional Information) shall contain the following information. SF 330, Part I, Section H (Additional Information) shall contain the following information. (1) Item 1 - Capacity. Reference Paragraph 3.c. above. Provide a 1-2 page narrative discussing the capacity of the design firm to perform nationwide and to meet schedules, including adequacy of qualified personnel available and past experience in meeting tight design schedules. (2) Item 2 - Management Plan - Include the information requested in Paragraph 3.c. above. (3) Item 3 - Volume of DOD Contract Awards - Reference Paragraph 3.e. above. Provide a complete listing of all DOD A-E awards within the last 12 months. For IDCs, include total value of task orders actually issued by agencies in the last 12 months, not the potential value of the IDCs. For all types of contracts, do not include for consideration options that have not been exercised. Joint ventures shall submit the following additional documentation of the evidence of a joint venture entity: 1) Firms shall provide a copy of a legally binding joint venture agreement, and 2) Identification of the party who can legally bind the joint venture. Facsimile and email submissions will not be accepted. Solicitation packages are not provided and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. This is not a request for proposal. ALL QUESTIONS SHALL BE SUBMITTED VIA THE BIDDER INQUIRY PORTAL in ProjNet at http://www.projnet.org/projnet. Questions should be submitted no later than 07 MAY 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time to allow time for a response. On this date and time the portal will be closed. For questions, no other means of communication, e-mail, fax, or telephone will be accepted. To submit and review inquiry items, prospective vendors will need to use the Bidder Inquiry Key presented below and follow the instructions listed below. A prospective vendor who submits a comment/question will receive an acknowledgement of their comment/question via email, followed by an answer to the comment/question after it has been processed by our team. All timely questions and approved answers will be made available through ProjNet. To submit and review inquiries, firms will need to be current registered users of the ProjNet system. Registration for ProjNet Bidder Inquiry Access (If you are already registered, go to Entering Bidder Inquiries in ProjNet Bidder Inquiry System below.) 1. From the ProjNet home page link above, click on Quick Add on the upper right side of the screen. 2. Identify the Agency. This should be marked as USACE. 3. Key. Enter the Bidder Inquiry Key listed below. 4. Email. Enter the email address you would like to use for communication. 5. Click Continue. A page will then open saying that a user account was not found and will ask you to create one using the provided form. 6. Enter your First Name, Last Name, Company, City, State, Phone, Email, Secret Question, Secret Answer, and Time Zone. Make sure to remember your Secret Question and Answer as they will be used from this point on to access the ProjNet system. 7. Click Add User. Once this is completed you are now registered within ProjNet and are currently logged into the system. Entering Bidder Inquiries in ProjNet Bidder Inquiry System 1. For future access to ProjNet, you will not be emailed any type of password. You will utilize your Secret Question and Secret Answer to log in. 2. From the ProjNet home page link above, click on Quick Add on the upper right side of the screen. 3. Identify the Agency. This should be marked as USACE. 4. Key. Enter the Bidder Inquiry Key listed below. 5. Email. Enter the email address you used to register previously in ProjNet. 6. Click Continue. A page will then open asking you to enter the answer to your Secret Question. 7. Enter your Secret Answer and click Login. Once this is completed you are now logged into the system. 8. Follow online screen instructions to enter specific bidder inquiries for the project. The Solicitation Number is: W9128F-15-R-0004 The Bidder Inquiry Key is: 6528WX-JM43H4 Firms are requested to review the Bidder Inquiry Portal for previous questions and responses, prior to submission of a new inquiry in the Portal. Caution: Any inquiry submitted and answered within this system will be accessible to view by all interested firms on this solicitation. The call center for the ProjNet operates weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM U.S. Central Time Zone. The telephone number is 1-800-428-HELP.

R--MAPPING AND SURVEYING - NATIONWIDE (US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - OMAHA DISTRICT)

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 16, 2012  -  Deadline April 17, 2012
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. CONTRACT INFORMATION This contract(s) is being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Firm(s) will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The A-E Services may include but are not limited to Airborne and Land Based Remote Sensing (including Photogrammetry), Boundary Surveys, Topographic Surveys, Bathymetric Surveys, Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and Geographical Information/Information Technology Systems (GIS) product development. The location of Engineering Services will include the Omaha District (Civil Works and Military Works) boundaries of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, the Northwestern Division (Seattle District, Portland District, Walla Walla District and Kansas City District) and nationwide locations of the customers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This solicitation is set aside for SMALL BUSINESS under NAICS Code 541370-Surveying and Mapping Services. The small business size standard effective March 12, 2012 is $14 Million. At least 50% of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel must be expended for employees of the prime firm as required by FAR 19.508(e) and 52.219-14. Up to five (5) indefinite delivery contracts will be negotiated and awarded, each for five (5) years. The amount of each contract will not exceed $9 Million. Work will be issued by negotiated firm-fixed-price task orders. The Contracting Officer will consider the following factors in deciding which contractor will be selected to negotiate an order: performance and quality of deliverables under the current contract, current capacity to accomplish the order in the required time, uniquely specialized experience, and equitable distribution of work among the contractors. The wages and benefits of service employees (see FAR 22.10) performing under these contracts must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act, as determined relative to the employee's office location (not the location of the work). To be eligible for contract award, a firm MUST BE REGISTERED in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Register via the CCR Internet site at http://www.ccr.gov PROJECT INFORMATION Work may include aircraft operations as a platform for LiDAR and digital imagery acquisition supporting development of topographic (DTM/TIN) and orthophotographic products. Surveying requirements consist of establishing horizontal and vertical control for cadastral, topographic, photogrammetric, and hydrographic and construction surveying. Global Positioning System (GPS) surveying capability will be required utilizing static, fast static and kinematic procedures to obtain three dimensional (3-D) coordinate values. Total Station 3-D data collection techniques may be required including break-line technology (DTM/TIN compilation) and locating/verifying both above and below ground utility systems using all available electronic means. Related efforts may include feature and topographic detailing, drafting, procurement of satellite imagery, generation of CADD and GIS products and supplemental ground topographic survey densification. Final product delivery will be in the most recent versions of relevant software including MicroStation V8, AutoCAD, ESRI, ERDAS and SDSFIE formats. All data requires development and delivery of associated FGDC compliant metadata. The US Army Corps of Engineers requires Firm(s) follow various accuracy standards and guidelines during data acquisition and processing such as the National Map Accuracy Standards, CADD Standards and USACE Engineering Manuals (EMs). Offerors are advised that there could be requirements for performance of work on U.S. Government Federal Properties or Military Installations requiring proper identification and appropriate clearances for personnel to gain access. SELECTION CRITERIA The selection criteria for this particular project are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion). Criteria a-f are primary. Criteria g is secondary and will only be used as "tie-breakers" among firms that are essentially technically equal. (a) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence (SF 330, Part I, Section F): All projects cited shall identify start/completion dates as well as the project size (cost and scope). Provide examples of 10 projects completed within the last 5 years with a maximum value of $1 Million. (1) Design Quality Management Procedures. (2) CADD. (3) Equipment Resources of the Prime Contractor and any Subcontractors. (4) Demonstration of the ability to complete simultaneous projects in differing geographic areas under aggressive schedules. (5) Demonstrate surveying and photogrammetry experience. (6) Include 3-D mapping performed in accordance with the Engineering Manual 1110-1-1000, "Photogrammetric Mapping". (7) Provide examples of qualifications and capabilities to perform topographic surveying in accordance with the requirements outlined in EM 1110-1-1005, "Topographic Surveying" include locating above and below ground utilities. (8) Demonstrate capability to perform boundary surveying including courthouse research. (9) Demonstrate experience and the qualifications to perform hydrographic surveying in accordance with requirements outlined in EM 1110-2-1003, "Hydrographic Surveying". (b) Professional Qualifications (SF 330, Part I, Section E & G): Evaluation of education, training, registration, certifications, overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the Firm of key management and technical personnel. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of key personnel, not the number of personnel (addressed under the capacity criterion). Certifications and Licensing is required for the following: Professional Land Surveyor/Registered Land Surveyor, Certified Photogrammetrist, GIS Professional, and Certified Industrial Hygienist. If after submission of the proposal or after award of a contract, the proposed individuals are unable to fulfill the obligation of the solicitation, the proposed replacements shall have similar or greater education and experience credentials. Those credentials shall be provided in writing to the Contracting Officer for review. (c) Past Performance: Past Performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules, as determined from ACASS and other sources. (May be evaluated from ACASS information obtained by the Omaha District Office) (d) Work Management (SF 330, Part I, Section H): A proposed management plan shall be presented that includes an organization chart and addresses team organization, quality control procedures, cost control, coordination of in-house disciplines and consultants, and prior experience of the prime firm and any of their significant consultants on similar projects. (e) Capacity to Accomplish the Work (SF 330, Part I, Section H): Capacity to perform approximately $1 Million in work of the required type in a one-year period. The evaluation will consider the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines and equipment availability. (f) Knowledge of the Locality (SF 330, Part I, Section H): Knowledge of locality means knowledge of regional or local geology, hydrology, soils, topography, climatic conditions, local methods that are unusual or unique, etc. The Firm's office location(s) is not related to this criterion. The location of Engineering Services will include the Omaha District (Civil Works and Military Works) boundaries of Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, the Northwestern Division (Seattle District, Portland District, Walla Walla District and Kansas City District) and nationwide locations of the customers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Secondary Selection Criteria: Secondary criteria will only be used by a selection board as a "tie-breaker", if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms. (g) Equitable Distribution of DoD Contracts (SF 330, Part I, Section H): Volume of DoD A-E contract awards in the last 12 months, with the objective of effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified firms, including SB and SDB. Evaluation Criteria: The following Evaluation Criteria will be used to evaluate offeror documentation received. Exceptional: The offeror exceeds the scope of the announcement requirements in the majority of the aspects of the particular factor. The offeror also provides advantages and exceeds the announcement requirements in performance or capability indicating maximum benefit to the Government. The factor has no weaknesses or omissions. Above Average: The offeror exceeds the scope of the announcement requirements in many aspects of the particular factor. The offeror provides advantages in key areas or exceeds announcement requirements in performance or capability indicating significant benefit to the Government. The factor may contain weaknesses or omissions that have no impact on the offeror as a whole. Average: The offeror matches the scope of the announcement requirements of the particular factor. There may be strengths but they may not aggregate into an advantage indicating additional benefit to the Government or may be offset by weaknesses. Marginal: The offeror matches some but not all of the announcement requirements of the particular factor. There may be limited or individual strengths but they do not aggregate into an advantage and are offset by weaknesses, significant weaknesses, deficiencies or omissions. The Government may still receive benefit from the offeror submitted. Unacceptable: The offeror fails to meet a majority of announcement requirements or has omitted critical information required to evaluate the factor. There are no strengths. The offer contains a large number of or highly significant weaknesses, significant weaknesses, omissions and/or deficiencies. For the factors any omissions or failure to match the announcement requirements will be evaluated as "Unacceptable." Check for updates to this announcement at https://www.fbo.gov SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS SUBMITTALS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 1400 hours (LOCAL TIME) on APRIL 17, 2012. a. Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one original and three copies, each containing Parts I and II of the SF 330 information for the prime firm and all consultants, to the address shown below not later than 1400 hours on the response date indicated. Each copy shall be divided by tabs (dividers) separating Parts I and II, and tabs dividing the subsequent sections from each other (Note: Parts I, II, and Subsequent Sections are as defined in the SF 330 Instructions). The SF 330 shall have a page limit of 140 pages. A page is one side of a sheet, 8-1/2" by 11". If a fold out is used, each sheet of a fold out shall count as a minimum of 2 pages. Font size shall not be smaller than 12 fonts. Pages shall be numbered. b. Include the firm's DUNS, CAGE and TIN number on the SF 330, Part I, and Block B. On the SF 330, Part I, Block C, provide the DUNS and CAGE number for each consultant, if available. c. Facsimile and email transmissions will not be accepted. Solicitation packages are not provided and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. This is not a request for proposal. d. Mailing address for submission: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Attn: Denise M. Cramer, CECT-NWO-M 1616 Capitol Avenue Omaha, NE 68102-4901 Point of Contact: Denise M. Cramer (402) 995-2088 Denise.M.Cramer@usace.army.mil SUBMITTALS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 1400 hours (LOCAL TIME) on APRIL 17, 2012.

Indefinite Delivery Contracts for Architect-Engineer Services; Design and Evaluation Services for Airfields, Worldwide

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published January 6, 2016  -  Deadline February 9, 2016
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: This contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work of Design and Evaluation Services for Airfields, Worldwide [CONUS/OCONUS]. Target two (2) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts to be negotiated and awarded, with a five year ordering period and $4,900,000 in capacity for each. There will be no task order minimums, and task order maximums will be limited to amount of available remaining contract capacity. Work will be issued by negotiated firm-fixed-price task orders. When two or more indefinite delivery contracts (IDCs) available to the procuring agency contain the same or overlapping scopes of work so that a particular task order might be issued under more than one IDC, the contracting officer will have available for consideration the following factors in deciding which contractor will be selected to negotiate an order: performance and quality of deliverables under the current contract, current capacity to accomplish the order in the required time, professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services, uniquely specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, and equitable distribution of work among the contractors. For any task order requiring OCONUS work, the Contractor shall visit the Department of State website to view the Treaties in Force at http://www.state.gov/s/l/treaty/tif/index.htm, for any current treaties and other international agreements in place, specific to the country(ies) identified in the task order, as it will be responsible for knowledge of and compliance with such, as may be applicable. Country(ies) where work has been performed thus far via task order(s) under incumbent IDCs for these services include: Korea and Antarctica. Future OCONUS performance locations may include Japan, Korea, the Middle East, Turkey and Germany (list may not be all inclusive). North American Industrial Classification System code is 541330, which has a size standard of $15,000,000 in annual average gross receipts over the past three years. This announcement is open to both Small and Other than Small (OTS) service providers. Both Small and OTS Offerors will be evaluated on the extent of participation of small business community (SBC) members in the performance of the acquisition. Offerors are required to meet the minimum mandatory total small business participation objective/target of 20% of total acquisition value to SBC members. Offerors proposing a higher objective/target of 20% will receive a more favorable evaluation. SBC members can propose work they will self-perform toward small business participation objectives. The small business subcontracting goals for this acquisition will be calculated based on the apparent successful Offeror(s)' proposed small business participation objective (i.e. target percentage) of total acquisition value. The following informational percentages for identified small business categories are considered reasonable and achievable for the performance period of the resultant IDCs: a. 40% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed with all small business concerns (SB); b. 3% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed with small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged concerns (SDB). NOTE: b. is a subset of a. (Count firm in all applicable areas.); c. 7% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed with small women owned business concerns (WOSB). NOTE: c. is a subset of a. Also, the WOSB may meet the definition of a SDB. If so, c. will also be a subset of b. (Count firm in all applicable areas.); d. 1% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed with Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business concerns. NOTE: d. is a subset of a. A HUBZone firm may also be SDB, WOSB and/or VOSB. (Count firm in all applicable areas.); e. 2% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed with Veteran Owned Small Business concerns (VOSB). NOTE: e. is a subset of a. (Count firm in all applicable areas.); f. 3% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business concerns (SDVOSB). NOTE: f. is a subset of a. and e. (Count firm in all applicable areas.); g. 2.5% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed with Historically Black Colleges and Universities or Minority Institutions (HBCU/MIs). NOTE: g. is a subset of a. (Count firm in all applicable areas.) The Subcontracting Plan is NOT required with this submittal. In accordance with FAR Subpart 19.7 and FAR Clause 52.219-9, if an other-than-small (i.e. ‘large') business firm(s) is selected, it will be required to submit a detailed Subcontracting Plan. Submission of such by the selected firm will be required with its price proposal, to be reviewed, negotiated and approved in parallel with the price negotiation (note that Subcontracting Plans are not required from SBCs). The acceptable Subcontracting Plan will be incorporated into the basic IDC award, as a material part of the contract. Minimum negotiated goals, progress and achievement will be monitored and evaluated through the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS). If the contractor fails to comply in good faith with the approved plan, the Contracting Officer may take action in accordance with FAR 52.219-16 ‘Liquidated Damages - Subcontracting Plan'. If the selected firm fails to negotiate a Subcontracting Plan acceptable to the Contracting Officer, then the offeror will be ineligible for award. Award of the first of the two targeted contracts is anticipated between April 2016 and May 2016. Award of the second of the two targeted contracts is anticipated between June 2016 and July 2016. To be eligible for contract award, the Contractor must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration is free and can be accessed at: http://www.sam.gov. The small business size standard for NAICS code 541330 increased from $14M to $15M, effective 14 July 2014. Ensure representations and certifications in SAM are current. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: The scope of this Unrestricted IDC(s) is for Design and Evaluation Services for Airfields, Worldwide [CONUS/OCONUS]. The types of services to be provided under this contract include a full range of airfield design and evaluation services, to include, but not be limited to, horizontal and vertical airfield design, development of DOD criteria related to airfields/pavements, lighting/NAVAIDS, technical reviews of airfield designs, construction phase support services, pavement destructive and non-destructive testing, geotechnical subsurface investigations, field and laboratory testing of pavement materials (including petrographic investigations), conducting airfield design/construction workshops, airfield obstruction surveys, developing future planning requirements, specialized consulting services and engineering studies related to the planning, design and construction of airfields (pavements, airfield lighting and NAVAIDS, etc.), design of roadways. It is expected that most projects will be located on Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps installations. The design projects will include various types of horizontal and vertical airfield facilities on military and civil/commercial airfields. Examples of projects may include, but not be limited to, airfield runways, taxiways and aprons, heliports, airfield lighting and navigational aids, airfield lighting vaults, ancillary structures for airfield lighting and navigation aids, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facilities, aircraft arresting systems (AAS), hangars, roadways, storm drainage, utilities, etc. It is anticipated that vertical design projects such as manned and unmanned aircraft hangars will be limited. Design projects may include new facilities or repair and maintenance of existing facilities. Design services to be performed include, but are not limited to, preparation of horizontal and vertical design/construction documents, preparation of design/build requests for proposals (RFPs), charrette/concept designs, schematic designs, planning, programming, site investigations, surveying and geotechnical investigations, parametric and construction cost estimating, feasibility studies, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, plan formulation, etc. Construction cost estimating will be accomplished for all design projects using the Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System 2nd Generation (MII) software. All specifications shall be developed and edited using the SpecsIntact automated specification processing system. Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) will be used for design projects under this solicitation. CADD format (Microstation (DGN) or AutoCAD (DWG) will be specified in task order. The AE shall use the latest version (reference: https://cadbim.usace.army.mil/) of the A/E/C CAD Standard and the latest Workspace and Templates. The AE may be required to use the ProjNet design review and checking system. AE may be required to provide master planning services such as: facility master planning for various federal customers such as the Army and Air Force, Public Works real property master planning, facility allowance analysis, MILCON DD Form 1391 development and other programming level analysis. Any testing laboratories used for design or construction purposes as required herein shall be USACE validated (http://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/Portals/55/docs/CEERD-GV/CEERD-GM-C/CEERD-GM-C_ValidatedLabs.pdf). Laboratories for testing concrete and concrete aggregates shall conform to ASTM C1077 and all other Unified Facility Guide Specification (UFGS) related tests. Concrete laboratory testing technicians, concrete strength testing technicians and concrete field testing technicians must be ACI certified. Laboratories for testing asphalt pavement shall conform to ASTM D3666 and shall participate in the AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) program. Laboratories for testing soil and rock shall conform to ASTM D3740. Sustainable design shall be accomplished using an integrated design approach and emphasizing environmental stewardship; energy and water conservation and efficiency; use of recovered and recycled materials; waste reduction; reduction or elimination of toxic and harmful substances in facilities construction and operation; efficiency in resource and materials utilization; development of healthy, safe and productive work environments. Integration of current Antiterrorism and Force Protection (AT/FP) measures will be required on all military design projects. Construction support services may include, but not be limited to: participation in on-site partnering/pre-construction meetings; review of construction contractor's submittals for government approval and for information only; review of contractor's request for information (RFI); participation in site visits and development of inspection reports at critical points of construction; participation in start-up and commissioning of systems; attending warranty inspections; participation in lessons-learned sessions; preparation of operations and maintenance support information manuals. The AE selected would be required to have sufficient staff, flexibility and capability to be available on an as-needed basis. Design and/or construction support services for specific facilities or projects will be assigned by Task Orders on the IDIQ contract(s) established as a result of this solicitation. Each task order to be issued will identify all work to be accomplished. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this particular project are listed below in descending order of importance. Criteria ‘a' through ‘d' are primary. Criteria 'e' and ‘f' are secondary and will only be used as ‘tie-breakers' among firms that are essentially technically equal. a. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence. Submittals shall demonstrate the specialized experience and technical competence to execute the types of projects and activities as indicated above in paragraph 2, PROJECT INFORMATION, and in the list of subitems (i) through (v) below. The subitems below are listed in descending order of importance. Only relatable experience that has occurred in the last seven years by team members proposed for this contract should be included in the submittal. Other experience will not be considered. Project examples submitted should be of completed projects (i.e. design complete). All projects cited shall identify design start/complete dates as well as the project size (cost and scope). (SF 330, Part I, Section F) (i) Experience in design of horizontal airfield construction projects including, but not limited to, grading, drainage, pavement, airfield markings, airfield lighting and NAVAIDS. Experience designing projects on Army and Air Force installations is preferred. It is desirable to have experience with using and writing project specifications in the SpecsIntact processing system and preparing cost estimates using Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System 2nd Generation (MII) software; (ii) Experience using Army and Air Force design guidance, including Unified Facility Criteria (UFC) documents and Unified Facility Guide Specification (UFGS), engineer technical letters (ETLs) and other military design criteria documents. Experience using the PCASE Pavement Design & Evaluation Software to design/evaluate airfield pavements; (iii) Experience with construction phase support services including participation in on-site partnering/pre-construction meetings; review of construction contractor's submittals for government approval and for information only; reviewing/analyzing HMA and PCC airfield pavement mix designs; participation in site visits and furnishing inspection reports at critical points of construction; participation in start-up and commissioning of systems; attending warranty inspections; participation in lessons-learned sessions; preparation of operations and maintenance support information manuals; (iv) Experience conducting airfield pavement destructive and non-destructive testing/evaluations; (v) Experience in design of manned and unmanned Air Force aircraft hangars. b. Professional Qualifications. Firms shall demonstrate professional personnel qualifications and specialized experience for key design disciplines. Evaluation of professional qualifications will consider education, training, relevant experience in design of military and federal airfield facilities and longevity with the firm. Experience working on applicable Army and Air Force airfield projects is desirable and should be identified. (SF 330, Part I, Sections E & G). Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) project managers (team leaders), Project managers must be a U.S. registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience in airfield project management. Experience working on USACE projects is desirable. Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) civil engineer airfield designers. Designers must be a U.S. registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience in airfield design. Experience using UFC 3-260-01 Airfield and Heliport Planning and Design is desirable. Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) geotechnical pavement design engineers. Designers must be a U.S. registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience performing subsurface investigations and evaluating and designing airfield pavements. Experience using UFC 3-260-02 Pavement Design for Airfields, UFC 3-260-03 Airfield Pavement Evaluation, and PCASE software is desirable. Provide resumes for a minimum of one (1) pavement material engineer. Pavement material engineer must be a U.S. registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience with pavement materials (concrete, asphalt, base courses, joint sealants, etc.). Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) electrical engineer airfield lighting and NAVAIDS designers. Designers must be a U.S. registered Professional Engineer, have at least five (5) years of experience in designing airfield lighting and NAVAIDS (e.g. ILS, PAR), and each designer should have designed a minmum of 6 airfield lighting and NAVAIDs projects within the last five years. Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) construction engineers. Construction engineers must be a U.S. registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of field experience in construction of airfield pavements and/or airfield lighting and NAVAIDS. At least one engineer should have experience in construction of airfield pavements and at least one engineer should have experience with construction of airfield lighting and NAVAIDS. Experience constructing airfield pavements, lighting, and NAVAIDS in accordance with UFGS specifications is desirable. Provide a resume for one (1) architect. Architect must be U.S. registered with at least five (5) years of experience as a designer. The architect shall have designed a minimum of three airfield support structure projects within the last five years. Provide a resume for one (1) structural engineer. Structural engineer must be a U.S. registered Professional Engineer and haveat least five (5) years of experience as a designer. The structural engineer shall have designed a minimum of three airfield support structure projects within the last five years. Provide a resume for one (1) cost engineer with at least five (5) years of experience as a cost engineer. Additional consideration will be given if the individual is a certified cost engineer (CCE), certified cost consultant (CCC) or comparable certification. The same individual's resume may be submitted for the positions of civil engineer designer, geotechnical pavement design engineer, and/or pavement material engineer. c. Capacity. Demonstrate capacity to perform CONUS and OCONUS. Demonstrate capacity to complete task orders within a reasonably aggressive schedule. Firms shall demonstrate the capacity to accomplish at least three (3) $500,000 simultaneous individual task orders, or two (2) $1,000,000 simultaneous task orders. The evaluation will consider the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines to complete the task orders and offeror's project execution strategy. The evaluation will consider the key persons identified in Sections D, E, and G of the SF330, as well as other available staff and information provided in Section H and Part II (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 1). A proposed Management Plan shall be presented that includes an organization chart (reference SF330, Part I, Section D) and addresses team organization (reference SF330, Part I, Section C), any anticipated sub-contractors or entities to supplement the design team, quality control procedures, cost control, coordination of in-house disciplines and consultants required to meet work capacity. The SF 330 shall clearly indicate the primary office where the work will be performed and the staffing at that office. (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 2). d. Past Performance. Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to the quality of work, cost control (maintaining the project construction cost below the programmed amount), and compliance with performance schedules, as determined by CPARS/ACASS and other sources. (Note: Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQ) may be used to provide or supplement a firm's past performance with other than U.S. Governmental clients. Firms which choose to use the PPQ may obtain a PPQ standard form by submitting a request to the below referenced POC via email.) e. Volume of DOD Contract Awards. Volume of DOD A-E contract awards in the last 12 months, with the objective of effecting an equitable distribution of DOD A-E contracts among qualified firms, including SB and SDB (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 3). f. SB/SDB Participation. Both Small and OTS Offerors will be evaluated on the extent of participation of small business community (SBC) members in the performance of the acquisition. Offerors are required to meet the minimum mandatory total small business participation suggested objective/target of 20% of total acquisition value to SBC members. Offerors proposing a higher objective/target than 20% will receive a more favorable evaluation. SBC members can propose work they will self-perform toward small business participation objectives. (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 4). 4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit three (3) copies of SF 330 Part I, and three (3) copies of SF 330 Part II for the prime firm and all consultants/subcontractors, to US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, ATTN: Nadine Catania (CENWO-CT-M), 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE, 68102, not later than 2:00pm Central time on the response date indicated in this announcement. SUBMITTAL PACKAGES MUST ALSO INCLUDE A CD CONTAINING A COMPLETE COPY OF THE SUBMITTAL AS A SINGLE PDF FILE (where a ‘complete copy of the submittal' is equal to an SF 330 Part I and Part II combined, where ‘Part II' means a separate SF330 Part II that is complete for the prime firm and each consultant/subcontractor firm). Submittal must clearly identify the announcement number. Regulation requires that the Selection Board not consider any submittals received after the specified time and date. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submittals received after 2:00pm Central time on the closing date specified in this announcement. The SF 330, 3/2013 edition, must be used, and may be obtained from the following web site: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486. Include DUNS number and CAGE code in SF330 Part I, Section B, Block 5. Additionally, the DUNS number and CAGE code should be identified in SF 330 Part I, Section C, Block 9, for EACH TEAM MEMBER. The submittal shall have a page limit of 100 pages (total of 100 pages allowed for complete copy of the submittal, ALL-INCLUSIVE). The selection board will not evaluate beyond 100 pages. A page is one side of a sheet. Blank sheets/Tabs separating the sections within the SF 330 will not count against the maximum page count. All fonts shall be at least 10 pitch or larger. Pages shall be 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches. Organizational charts may be presented on a sheet up to 11 inches by 17 inches. If an 11 inch by 17 inch sheet is used it shall be neatly folded to 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches, bound in the SF 330 at the proper location, and counted as one page. A Part II is required for each branch office of the prime firm and any consultants/subcontractors that will have a key role in the proposed contract (i.e. a Part II is required for all entities identified in SF 330 Part I, Section C of the submittal). Cover letters, company literature and extraneous materials are not desired and will not be considered. Sections E and G of SF 330 Part I must include only individuals proposed to perform the anticipated work, including all consultants/subcontractors. In SF 330 Part I, Section G, Block 26, along with the name, include the firm with which the person is associated. A maximum of ten (10) projects including the prime and consultants/subcontractors will be reviewed for SF 330 Part I, Section F. If more than 10 projects are submitted, only the first 10 projects will be evaluated. Use no more than two (2) pages per project. When listing projects in SF 330 Part 1, Section F, an Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) with multiple Task Orders as examples is not considered a project. A task order executed under an IDC contract is a project. Past Performance evaluations (CPARS/ACASS, PPQ - reference Paragraph 3.d. above) shall be submitted for each project provided in SF 330, Part I, Section F. SF 330, Part I, Section H (Additional Information) shall contain the following information. (1) Item 1 - Capacity. Reference Paragraph 3.c. above. Provide a 1-2 page narrative discussing the capacity of the design firm to perform CONUS and OCONUS and to meet schedules, including adequacy of qualified personnel available and past experience in meeting tight design schedules. (2) Item 2 - Management Plan - Include the information requested in Paragraph 3.c. above. (3) Item 3 - Volume of DOD Contract Awards - Reference Paragraph 3.e. above. Provide a complete listing of all DOD A-E awards within the last 12 months. For IDCs, include total value of task orders actually issued by agencies in the last 12 months, not the potential value of the IDCs. For all types of contracts, do not include for consideration options that have not been exercised. (4) Item 4 - SB/SDB Participation - Reference paragraph 3.f. above - provide a) - f) below: a) Identify if you (Prime offeror) are a Small Business or Other-than-Small Business. b) If a Small Business, also identify which SBC categories, if any, you belong to (i.e. SDB, WOSB, HUBZone, VOSB, SDVOSB, HBCU/MIs). c) Provide overall percentage (%) of total acquisition value planned to be subcontracted to SBC members. d) Provide TOTAL planned subcontracted dollar amount ($), and its corresponding percentage (%) as a percent of total acquisition value, to ALL business types (both to SBC members and other-than-small businesses combined). e) Provide percentages (%) and corresponding dollar amounts ($) of that total dollar amount per item d) above that is planned to go separately to SBC members and other-than-small businesses. f) Use the informational goals by Small Business category provided in announcement Section 1 above as a reference to also provide percentage (%) of planned subcontracted dollars to each SBC category. Note that this is NOT the detailed subcontracting plan that would be required from a selected large business concern. NOTE for a) - f) above: SBC members submitting as Prime offerors may count the work it intends to self-perform toward small business participation objectives. Joint ventures shall submit the following additional documentation of the evidence of a joint venture entity: 1) Firms shall provide a copy of a legally binding joint venture agreement, and 2) Identification of the party who can legally bind the joint venture. Facsimile and email submissions will not be accepted. Solicitation packages are not provided and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. This is not a request for proposal. ALL QUESTIONS SHALL BE SUBMITTED VIA THE BIDDER INQUIRY PORTAL in ProjNet at http://www.projnet.org/projnet. Questions should be submitted no later than 2 February 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time to allow time for a response. On this date and time the portal will be closed. For questions, no other means of communication, e-mail, fax, or telephone will be accepted. To submit and review inquiry items, prospective vendors will need to use the Bidder Inquiry Key presented below and follow the instructions listed below. A prospective vendor who submits a comment/question will receive an acknowledgement of their comment/question via email, followed by an answer to the comment/question after it has been processed by our team. All timely questions and approved answers will be made available through ProjNet. To submit and review inquiries, firms will need to be current registered users of the ProjNet system. Registration for ProjNet Bidder Inquiry Access (If you are already registered, go to Entering Bidder Inquiries in ProjNet Bidder Inquiry System below.) 1. From the ProjNet home page link above, click on Quick Add on the upper right side of the screen. 2. Identify the Agency. This should be marked as USACE. 3. Key. Enter the Bidder Inquiry Key listed below. 4. Email. Enter the email address you would like to use for communication. 5. Click Continue. A page will then open saying that a user account was not found and will ask you to create one using the provided form. 6. Enter your First Name, Last Name, Company, City, State, Phone, Email, Secret Question, Secret Answer, and Time Zone. Make sure to remember your Secret Question and Answer as they will be used from this point on to access the ProjNet system. 7. Click Add User. Once this is completed you are now registered within ProjNet and are currently logged into the system. Entering Bidder Inquiries in ProjNet Bidder Inquiry System 1. For future access to ProjNet, you will not be emailed any type of password. You will utilize your Secret Question and Secret Answer to log in. 2. From the ProjNet home page link above, click on Quick Add on the upper right side of the screen. 3. Identify the Agency. This should be marked as USACE. 4. Key. Enter the Bidder Inquiry Key listed below. 5. Email. Enter the email address you used to register previously in ProjNet. 6. Click Continue. A page will then open asking you to enter the answer to your Secret Question. 7. Enter your Secret Answer and click Login. Once this is completed you are now logged into the system. 8. Follow online screen instructions to enter specific bidder inquiries for the project. The Solicitation Number is: W9128F-16-R-0004 The Bidder Inquiry Key is: 4TY6W9-BQ25KR Firms are requested to review the Bidder Inquiry Portal for previous questions and responses, prior to submission of a new inquiry in the Portal. Caution: Any inquiry submitted and answered within this system will be accessible to view by all interested firms on this solicitation. The call center for the ProjNet operates weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM U.S. Central Time Zone. The telephone number is 1-800-428-HELP.

C--Indefinite Delivery Contracts for A-E Services; Design and Evaluation Services for Railroads and Roadways, Worldwide

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published April 3, 2015  -  Deadline May 21, 2015
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1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: This contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work of Design and Evaluation Services for Railroads and Roadways, Worldwide [CONUS/OCONUS]. Target two (2) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts to be negotiated and awarded, with a five year ordering period and $4,500,000 in capacity for each. There will be no task order minimums, and task order maximums will be limited to amount of available remaining contract capacity. Work will be issued by negotiated firm-fixed-price task orders. When two or more indefinite delivery contracts (IDCs) available to the procuring agency contain the same or overlapping scopes of work so that a particular task order might be issued under more than one IDC, the contracting officer will have available for consideration the following factors in deciding which contractor will be selected to negotiate an order: performance and quality of deliverables under the current contract, current capacity to accomplish the order in the required time, professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services, uniquely specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, and equitable distribution of work among the contractors. For any task order requiring OCONUS work, the Contractor shall visit the Department of State website to view the Treatise in Force at http://www.state.gov/s/l/treaty/tif/index.htm, for any current treaties and other international agreements in place, specific to the country(ies) identified in the task order, as it will be responsible for knowledge of and compliance with such, as may be applicable. Country(ies) where work has been performed thus far via task order(s) under incumbent IDCs for these services include: Bahrain. Future OCONUS performance locations may include Japan, Korea, the Middle East, Turkey and Germany (list may not be all inclusive). North American Industrial Classification System code is 541330, which has a size standard of $15,000,000 in annual average gross receipts over the past three years. This announcement is open to both Small and Other than Small (OTS) service providers. Both Small and OTS Offerors will be evaluated on the extent of participation of small business community (SBC) members in the performance of the acquisition. Offerors are required to meet the minimum mandatory total small business participation objective/target of 20% of total acquisition value to SBC members. Offerors proposing a higher objective/target of 20% will receive a more favorable evaluation. SBC members can propose work they will self-perform toward small business participation objectives. The small business subcontracting goals for this acquisition will be calculated based on the apparent successful Offeror(s)' proposed small business participation objective (i.e. target percentage) of total acquisition value. The following informational percentages for identified small business categories are considered reasonable and achievable for the performance period of the resultant IDCs: a. 40% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed with all small business concerns (SB); b. 3% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed with small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged concerns (SDB). NOTE: b. is a subset of a. (Count firm in all applicable areas.); c. 7% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed with small women owned business concerns (WOSB). NOTE: c. is a subset of a. Also, the WOSB may meet the definition of a SDB. If so, c. will also be a subset of b. (Count firm in all applicable areas.); d. 1% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed with Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business concerns. NOTE: d. is a subset of a. A HUBZone firm may also be SDB, WOSB and/or VOSB. (Count firm in all applicable areas.); e. 2% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed with Veteran Owned Small Business concerns (VOSB). NOTE: e. is a subset of a. (Count firm in all applicable areas.); f. 3% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business concerns (SDVOSB). NOTE: f. is a subset of a. and e. (Count firm in all applicable areas.); g. 2.5% of planned subcontracting dollars will be placed with Historically Black Colleges and Universities or Minority Institutions (HBCU/MIs). NOTE: g. is a subset of a. (Count firm in all applicable areas.) The Subcontracting Plan is NOT required with this submittal. In accordance with FAR Subpart 19.7 and FAR Clause 52.219-9, if an other-than-small (i.e. 'large') business firm(s) is selected, it will be required to submit a detailed Subcontracting Plan. Submission of such by the selected firm will be required with its price proposal, to be reviewed, negotiated and approved in parallel with the price negotiation (note that Subcontracting Plans are not required from SBCs). The acceptable Subcontracting Plan will be incorporated into the basic IDC award, as a material part of the contract. Minimum negotiated goals, progress and achievement will be monitored and evaluated through the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS). If the contractor fails to comply in good faith with the approved plan, the Contracting Officer may take action in accordance with FAR 52.219-16 'Liquidated Damages - Subcontracting Plan'. If the selected firm fails to negotiate a Subcontracting Plan acceptable to the Contracting Officer, then the offeror will be ineligible for award. Award of the first of the two targeted contracts is anticipated between September and November 2015. Award of the second of the two targeted contracts is anticipated between December 2015 and February 2016. To be eligible for contract award, the Contractor must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration is free and can be accessed at: http://www.sam.gov. The small business size standard for NAICS code 541330 increased from $14M to $15M, effective 14 July 2014. Ensure representations and certifications in SAM are current. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION: The scope of this Unrestricted IDC(s) is for Design and Evaluation Services for Railroads and Roadways, Worldwide [CONUS/OCONUS]. The types of services to be provided under this contract include, but are not limited to, preparation of plans, specifications and design analysis for the design of railroads, roads, railroad and vehicular bridges and specialized railroad support facilities; inspection and maintenance recommendations for railroad tracks, roads and bridges; implementation of the PAVER Engineering Management System for roadway pavements including inspection, analysis and project formulation; construction support services; specialized consulting services and engineering studies related to the planning, design, construction and evaluation of railroads and roads; field and laboratory testing of pavement materials and subgrades; traffic engineering and transportation studies. It is expected that most projects will be located on Army and Air Force installations. Railroad projects may include, but not be limited to: spur tracks, sidings, interchange yards, loading/unloading tracks for military vehicles, container loading/unloading tracks, grade crossings (signalized and unsignalized), loading docks, container transfer pads, railroad support facilities (deployment operations buildings, locomotive maintenance buildings, etc.). Construction support services may include, but not limited to: participation in on-site partnering/pre-construction meetings; review of construction contractor's submittals for government approval and for information only; review of contractor's request for information (RFI); participation in site visits and development of inspection reports at critical points of construction; participation in start-up and commissioning of systems; attending warranty inspections; participation in lessons-learned sessions; preparation of operations and maintenance support information manuals. Specialized consulting services and engineering studies may include development of transportation systems engineering criteria. The AE selected would be required to have sufficient staff, flexibility and capability to be available on an as-needed basis. Design and/or construction support services for specific facilities or projects will be assigned by Task Orders on the IDIQ contract(s) established as a result of this solicitation. Each task order to be issued will identify all work to be accomplished. Design services to be performed include, but are not limited to, preparation of design/construction documents, preparation of design/build requests for proposals (RFPs), charrette/concept designs, schematic designs, planning, programming, site investigations, surveying and geotechnical investigations, space planning, interior design, parametric and construction cost estimating, feasibility studies, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, plan formulation, etc. Construction cost estimating will be accomplished for all design projects using the Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System 2nd Generation (MII) software. All specifications shall be developed and edited using the SpecsIntact automated specification processing system. Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) will be used for design projects under this solicitation. CADD format (Microstation (DGN) or AutoCAD (DWG) will be specified in the task order. The AE shall use the latest version (reference: https://cadbim.usace.army.mil/) of the A/E/C CAD Standard and the latest workspace and templates. The AE may be required to use the Dr Check's design review and checking system. The AE may be required to provide master planning services such as: facility master planning for various federal customers such as Army and Air Force, Public Works real property master planning, facility allowance analysis, MILCON DD Form 1391 development and other programming level analysis. Sustainable design shall be accomplished using an integrated design approach and emphasizing environmental stewardship; energy and water conservation and efficiency; use of recovered and recycled materials; waste reduction; reduction or elimination of toxic and harmful substances in facilities construction and operation; efficiency in resource and materials utilization; development of healthy, safe and productive work environments. Integration of current Antiterrorism and Force Protection (AT/FP) measures will be required on all military design projects. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this particular project are listed below in descending order of importance. Criteria 'a' through 'd' are primary. Criteria 'e' and 'f' are secondary and will only be used as 'tie-breakers' among firms that are essentially technically equal. a. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence. Submittals shall demonstrate the specialized experience and technical competence to execute the types of projects and activities as indicated above in paragraph 2, PROJECT INFORMATION, and in the list of subitems (i) through (v) below. The subitems below are listed in descending order of importance. Only relatable experience that has occurred in the last five years should be included in the submittal. Project examples submitted should be of completed projects (i.e. design complete). All projects cited shall identify design start/complete dates as well as the project size (cost and scope). (SF 330, Part I, Section F) (i) Experience in design of new railroad track. Include a minimum of 4 projects. Experience designing railroad track and rail loading facilities on Army installations is preferred. (ii) Experience inspecting railroad track and preparing inspection reports and track maintenance plans. Experience with Army Track Maintenance Standards is preferred. (iii) Experience in design of roads, streets, parking areas. (iv) Experience in design, construction, and inspection of railroad and vehicular bridges. (v) Experience implementing the PAVER Pavement Management System. Experience performing PAVER implementations on Army and Air Force installations is preferred. b. Professional Qualifications. Firms shall demonstrate professional personnel qualifications and specialized experience for key disciplines. Evaluation of professional qualifications will consider education, training, relevant experience in design of military and federal facilities and longevity with the firm. Experience working on applicable Army and Air Force projects is desirable and should be identified. (SF 330, Part I, Sections E & G). Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) project managers (team leaders). Project Managers should be a registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience in project management. Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) railroad engineers. Railroad engineers should be a registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience in railroad design and evaluation. Experience designing railroad track projects on Army installations is desirable as is experience using the Army's RAILER computer program. Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) railroad track inspectors. Railroad track inspectors should have at least five (5) years of experience inspecting railroad track. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and/or Army track inspector certification is desirable and should be noted. Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) bridge structural engineers. Bridge structural engineers should be a registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience designing and evaluating bridges. Experience designing railroad and roadway bridges should be provided. Provide resume for a minimum of one (1) geotechnical engineer. Geotechnical engineer should be a registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience designing and evaluating pavements. Experience using PCASE and familiarity with UFC 3-250-01 is preferred. Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) civil engineers or technicians. Engineers and technicians should have at least five (5) years of experience inspecting pavements and implementing the PAVER Pavement Management System. Experience performing PAVER implementations on Army and Air Force installations is preferred. Provide resume for a minimum of one (1) electrical/signal engineer. Electrical/signal engineer should be a registered Professional Engineer and have at least five (5) years of experience designing signalized grade crossings. Provide resumes for a minimum of two (2) traffic engineers. Traffic engineers should be certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) and have at least five (5) years of experience performing traffic studies. c. Capacity. Demonstrate capacity to perform CONUS and OCONUS. Demonstrate capacity to complete task orders within a reasonably aggressive schedule. Firms shall demonstrate the capacity to accomplish at least three (3) $500,000 simultaneous individual task orders, or two (2) $1,000,000 simultaneous task orders. The evaluation will consider the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines to complete the task orders and offeror's project execution strategy. The evaluation will consider the key persons identified in Sections D, E, and G of the SF330, as well as other available staff and information provided in Section H and Part II (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 1). A proposed Management Plan shall be presented that includes an organization chart (reference SF330, Part I, Section D) and addresses team organization (reference SF330, Part I, Section C), any anticipated sub-contractors or entities to supplement the design team, quality control procedures, cost control, coordination of in-house disciplines and consultants required to meet work capacity. The SF 330 shall clearly indicate the primary office where the work will be performed and the staffing at that office. (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 2). d. Past Performance. Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to the quality of work, cost control (maintaining the project construction cost below the programmed amount), and compliance with performance schedules, as determined by CPARS/ACASS and other sources. (Note: Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQ) may be used to provide or supplement a firm's past performance with other than U.S. Governmental clients. Firms which choose to use the PPQ may obtain a PPQ standard form by submitting a request to the below referenced POC via email.) e. Volume of DOD Contract Awards. Volume of DOD A-E contract awards in the last 12 months, with the objective of effecting an equitable distribution of DOD A-E contracts among qualified firms, including SB and SDB (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 3). f. SB/SDB Participation. Both Small and OTS Offerors will be evaluated on the extent of participation of small business community (SBC) members in the performance of the acquisition. Offerors are required to meet the minimum mandatory total small business participation suggested objective/target of 20% of total acquisition value to SBC members. Offerors proposing a higher objective/target than 20% will receive a more favorable evaluation. SBC members can propose work they will self-perform toward small business participation objectives. (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 4). 4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit three (3) copies of SF 330 Part I, and three (3) copies of SF 330 Part II for the prime firm and all consultants/subcontractors, to US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, ATTN: Edward Jackson (CENWO-CT-M), 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE, 68102, not later than 2:00pm Central time on the response date indicated in this announcement. SUBMITTAL PACKAGES MUST ALSO INCLUDE A CD CONTAINING A COMPLETE COPY OF THE SUBMITTAL AS A SINGLE PDF FILE (where a 'complete copy of the submittal' is equal to an SF 330 Part I and Part II combined, where 'Part II' means a separate SF330 Part II that is complete for the prime firm and each consultant/subcontractor firm). Submittal must clearly identify the announcement number. Regulation requires that the Selection Board not consider any submittals received after the specified time and date. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submittals received after 2:00pm Central time on the closing date specified in this announcement. The SF 330, 3/2013 edition, must be used, and may be obtained from the following web site: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486. Include DUNS number and CAGE code in SF330 Part I, Section B, Block 5. Additionally, the DUNS number and CAGE code should be identified in SF 330 Part I, Section C, Block 9, for EACH TEAM MEMBER. The submittal shall have a page limit of 100 pages (total of 100 pages allowed for complete copy of the submittal, ALL-INCLUSIVE). The selection board will not evaluate beyond 100 pages. A page is one side of a sheet. Blank sheets/Tabs separating the sections within the SF 330 will not count against the maximum page count. All fonts shall be at least 10 pitch or larger. Pages shall be 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches. Organizational charts may be presented on a sheet up to 11 inches by 17 inches. If an 11 inch by 17 inch sheet is used it shall be neatly folded to 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches, bound in the SF 330 at the proper location, and counted as one page. A Part II is required for each branch office of the prime firm and any consultants/subcontractors that will have a key role in the proposed contract (i.e. a Part II is required for all entities identified in SF 330 Part I, Section C of the submittal). Cover letters, company literature and extraneous materials are not desired and will not be considered. Sections E and G of SF 330 Part I must include only individuals proposed to perform the anticipated work, including all consultants/subcontractors. In SF 330 Part I, Section G, Block 26, along with the name, include the firm with which the person is associated. A maximum of ten (10) projects including the prime and consultants/subcontractors will be reviewed for SF 330 Part I, Section F. If more than 10 projects are submitted, only the first 10 projects will be evaluated. Use no more than two (2) pages per project. When listing projects in SF 330 Part 1, Section F, an Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) with multiple Task Orders as examples is not considered a project. A task order executed under an IDC contract is a project. Past Performance evaluations (CPARS/ACASS, PPQ - reference Paragraph 3.d. above) shall be submitted for each project provided in SF 330, Part I, Section F. SF 330, Part I, Section H (Additional Information) shall contain the following information. (1) Item 1 - Capacity. Reference Paragraph 3.c. above. Provide a 1-2 page narrative discussing the capacity of the design firm to perform CONUS and OCONUS and to meet schedules, including adequacy of qualified personnel available and past experience in meeting tight design schedules. (2) Item 2 - Management Plan - Include the information requested in Paragraph 3.c. above. (3) Item 3 - Volume of DOD Contract Awards - Reference Paragraph 3.e. above. Provide a complete listing of all DOD A-E awards within the last 12 months. For IDCs, include total value of task orders actually issued by agencies in the last 12 months, not the potential value of the IDCs. For all types of contracts, do not include for consideration options that have not been exercised. (4) Item 4 - SB/SDB Participation - Reference paragraph 3.f. above - provide a) - f) below: a) Identify if you (Prime offeror) are a Small Business or Other-than-Small Business. b) If a Small Business, also identify which SBC categories, if any, you belong to (i.e. SDB, WOSB, HUBZone, VOSB, SDVOSB, HBCU/MIs). c) Provide overall percentage (%) of total acquisition value planned to be subcontracted to SBC members. d) Provide TOTAL planned subcontracted dollar amount ($), and its corresponding percentage (%) as a percent of total acquisition value, to ALL business types (both to SBC members and other-than-small businesses combined). e) Provide percentages (%) and corresponding dollar amounts ($) of that total dollar amount per item d) above that is planned to go separately to SBC members and other-than-small businesses. f) Use the informational goals by Small Business category provided in announcement Section 1 above as a reference to also provide percentage (%) of planned subcontracted dollars to each SBC category. Note that this is NOT the detailed subcontracting plan that would be required from a selected large business concern. NOTE for a) - f) above: SBC members submitting as Prime offerors may count the work it intends to self-perform toward small business participation objectives. Joint ventures shall submit the following additional documentation of the evidence of a joint venture entity: 1) Firms shall provide a copy of a legally binding joint venture agreement, and 2) Identification of the party who can legally bind the joint venture. Facsimile and email submissions will not be accepted. Solicitation packages are not provided and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. This is not a request for proposal. ALL QUESTIONS SHALL BE SUBMITTED VIA THE BIDDER INQUIRY PORTAL in ProjNet at http://www.projnet.org/projnet. Questions should be submitted no later than 07 MAY 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time to allow time for a response. On this date and time the portal will be closed. For questions, no other means of communication, e-mail, fax, or telephone will be accepted. To submit and review inquiry items, prospective vendors will need to use the Bidder Inquiry Key presented below and follow the instructions listed below. A prospective vendor who submits a comment/question will receive an acknowledgement of their comment/question via email, followed by an answer to the comment/question after it has been processed by our team. All timely questions and approved answers will be made available through ProjNet. To submit and review inquiries, firms will need to be current registered users of the ProjNet system. Registration for ProjNet Bidder Inquiry Access (If you are already registered, go to Entering Bidder Inquiries in ProjNet Bidder Inquiry System below.) 1. From the ProjNet home page link above, click on Quick Add on the upper right side of the screen. 2. Identify the Agency. This should be marked as USACE. 3. Key. Enter the Bidder Inquiry Key listed below. 4. Email. Enter the email address you would like to use for communication. 5. Click Continue. A page will then open saying that a user account was not found and will ask you to create one using the provided form. 6. Enter your First Name, Last Name, Company, City, State, Phone, Email, Secret Question, Secret Answer, and Time Zone. Make sure to remember your Secret Question and Answer as they will be used from this point on to access the ProjNet system. 7. Click Add User. Once this is completed you are now registered within ProjNet and are currently logged into the system. Entering Bidder Inquiries in ProjNet Bidder Inquiry System 1. For future access to ProjNet, you will not be emailed any type of password. You will utilize your Secret Question and Secret Answer to log in. 2. From the ProjNet home page link above, click on Quick Add on the upper right side of the screen. 3. Identify the Agency. This should be marked as USACE. 4. Key. Enter the Bidder Inquiry Key listed below. 5. Email. Enter the email address you used to register previously in ProjNet. 6. Click Continue. A page will then open asking you to enter the answer to your Secret Question. 7. Enter your Secret Answer and click Login. Once this is completed you are now logged into the system. 8. Follow online screen instructions to enter specific bidder inquiries for the project. The Solicitation Number is: W9128F-15-R-0003 The Bidder Inquiry Key is: EAHWII-3JEEKW Firms are requested to review the Bidder Inquiry Portal for previous questions and responses, prior to submission of a new inquiry in the Portal. Caution: Any inquiry submitted and answered within this system will be accessible to view by all interested firms on this solicitation. The call center for the ProjNet operates weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM U.S. Central Time Zone. The telephone number is 1-800-428-HELP.

R--A-E Studies, Geotechnical Engineering Services IDIQ Contract (Small Business)

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published September 4, 2014  -  Deadline October 6, 2014
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. W9128F-14-R-0026 (Small Business set-aside) 1. CONTRACT INFORMATION This contract(s) is being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Firm(s) will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. A-E services will consist primarily of preparation of investigations, studies, analyses, designs, and engineering construction support services for dams, levees, military facility construction, and military airfields. A-E Services may include, but are not limited to: Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology investigations, studies, designs, and engineering construction support; drilling and subsurface investigations; laboratory testing of soil, rock, aggregate, and concrete/asphalt materials; computer analysis/modeling; geophysics; land-based surveying; computer-aided drafting and design (CADD); and geographical information systems (GIS). These services will be provided for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) districts of Northwestern Division and their respective customers. One (1) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract will be negotiated and awarded with a five-year ordering period (three (3) year base with a two (2) year option period) and $4,950,000 in capacity. There is no specific task order limit except the limit of the contract. Work will be issued by negotiated firm-fixed-price task orders. North American Industrial Classification System code is 541330, which has a size standard of $15,000,000 in annual average gross receipts over the past three years. Competition for this procurement is restricted to Small Business concerns. Selected and successful firm will be required to comply with the subcontracting limitations as set forth by the FAR Clause 52.219-14 LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING, wherein stated in pertinent part, quote mark Services (except construction). At least 50% of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel must be expended for employees of the concern. quote mark When two or more indefinite delivery contracts (IDCs) available to the procuring agency contain the same or overlapping scopes of work so that a particular task order might be issued under more than one IDC, the contracting officer will consider the following factors in deciding which contractor will be selected to negotiate an order: performance and quality of deliverables under the current contract, current capacity to accomplish the order in the required time, uniquely specialized experience, and equitable distribution of work among the contractors. The minimum guarantee amount for this contract is $2,500.00. To be eligible for contract award, the Contractor must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration is free and can be accessed at: http://www.sam.gov. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology investigations, studies, designs, and engineering construction support work may include literature search/existing data compilation; field reconnaissance; determining design and study parameters; site characterization/exploration planning; producing project work plans; design and study data acquisition; obtaining work permits; soil and rock mechanics analyses; ground water characterization including field permeability testing; in situ concrete/asphalt testing; design computations; developing technical input to contract documents; developing project plans and specifications; project cost estimates; technical oversight of construction activities; project progress and completion reporting; and expert services. Drilling and subsurface investigations work may include geotechnical drilling utilizing auger, fluid rotary, percussion, rotosonic, and direct push techniques; cone penetrometer testing; excavated test pits; subsurface instrumentation placement such as monitoring wells, piezometers, inclinometers, remote sensing instruments, etc.; in-situ soil and rock testing; disturbed and undisturbed soil sampling; rock/concrete/asphalt coring; and field logging subsurface materials. Laboratory work will be performed by a USACE certified laboratory and may include typical geotechnical testing of soil, rock, aggregate, concrete, asphalt, etc., materials in accordance USACE guidelines, standards, and regulations or other appropriate industry standards. Computer analysis/modeling will be performed utilizing commercially available software and work may include analyses for slope stability, ground water, dewatering, seepage, consolidation/settlement, foundation design (pile, pier, footing, excavation, etc.), retaining walls, drains, material strengths, and site optimization. Geophysics work may include borehole/downhole, surface, and airborne surveys employing nuclear, electrical resistivity, electromagnetic, ground conductivity, seismic, magnetometer, gravity, thermal, and radar techniques. Land-based surveying work may include determining geospatial reference data (coordinates and elevation) for key project features with both traditional land surveying equipment and techniques as well as Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) techniques. Computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) work may include developing design drawings, site plans, interpretive subsurface logs and cross-sections, and figures for reports and presentations. CADD work products will be produced utilizing the most recent version Microstation, AutoCAD, gINT, or other commercially available software as specified in each task order. Geographical information systems (GIS) work may include integrating project information on to GIS platforms for comprehensive data interpretation, analysis, manipulation, and archiving. All specifications shall be developed and edited using the SpecsIntact automated specifications processing system. All work will comply with USACE standards, guidelines, regulations or industry standards as appropriate. Offerors are advised that there could be requirements for performance of work on U.S. Government Federal Properties or Military Installations requiring proper identification and appropriate clearances for personnel to gain access. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA The selection criteria for this particular project are listed below in descending order of importance(Criteria a-e). Page restrictions are outlined per criterion. A page is defined as a single side of an 8 -inch by 11-inch sheet with print font no smaller than 10. (a) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence (SF 330, Part I, Section F & G): Section F will provide examples of not more than 10 projects completed within the last 5 years that best demonstrate experience and competency in the areas outlined below. All projects cited will identify start/completion dates as well as the project size (cost and scope). Project examples will not exceed 1 page per example. Demonstrated experience and competency to complete: Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology services Drilling and subsurface investigations Geotechnical laboratory testing Computer analysis/modeling Geophysics Land-based land surveying CADD GIS Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) for engineering support during construction Section G will list key personnel proposed for this contract and their respective roles in example projects cited in Section F. Section G will not exceed 2 pages. (b) Capacity (SF 330, Part I, Section H): Capacity is the ability to effectively complete task orders. Firms shall demonstrate the capacity to accomplish at least two (2) $250,000 simultaneous individual task orders within a one-year period. Evaluation will consider resources, team organization, coordination of in house disciplines and consultants, and prior experience of the prime firm and any of their significant consultants on similar projects. The evaluation will consider the key persons identified in Sections D, E, and G of the SF330, as well as other available staff and information provided in Section H. A proposed Management Plan shall be presented that includes an organization chart (reference SF330, Part I, Section D) and addresses team organization (reference SF330, Part I, Section C), any anticipated sub-contractors or entities to supplement the in-house team, quality control procedures, cost control, coordination of in-house disciplines and consultants required to meet work capacity, and interaction with USACE. The SF 330 shall clearly indicate the primary office where the work will be performed and the staffing at that office. Additionally, key equipment assets (e.g. drill rig(s), laboratory testing facilities/equipment, geophysical instruments, etc.) will be acknowledged and respective locations identified. If necessary, the organization chart may be presented on a single side of an 11-inch by 17 inch sheet neatly fold to an 8 -inch by 11-inch format. (c) Knowledge of Locality Knowledge of locality will mean knowledge of regional or local geology, hydrology, soils, topography, climatic conditions, local methods that are unusual or unique, etc. The firm's office location(s) is not necessarily indicative of knowledge of locality. The location of Engineering Services will include USACE districts of Northwestern Division and their respective customers. (d) Professional Qualifications (SF 330, Part I, Section E): Evaluation of education, training, registration, certifications, overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm of key management and technical personnel. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of key personnel, not the number of personnel. Certifications and/or licensing are required for the following: Professional Engineer (Geotechnical/Civil), Professional Geologist, Driller, Professional Land Surveyor/Registered Land Surveyor, and Project Management Professional (PMP). Other key personnel that will be identified include: laboratory manager, laboratory technician, GIS professional, geophysicist, CADD professional, and technical editor. If after submission of the proposal or after award of a contract, the proposed individuals are unable to fulfill the obligation of the solicitation, any proposed replacements will have similar or greater education and experience credentials. Those credentials shall be provided in writing to the Contracting Officer for review and approval. Professional qualification information will not exceed 1 page per key personnel position and will not exceed 20 pages cumulatively. (e) Past Performance: Past Performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules, as determined from ACASS and other sources. (May be evaluated from ACASS information obtained by the Omaha District Office) Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQ) may be used to provide or supplement a firm's past performance with other than U.S. Governmental clients. Firms which choose to use the PPQ may obtain a PPQ standard form by submitting a request to the below referenced POC to the Contract Specialist. Evaluation Ratings The following ratings will be used to evaluate the submitted information: Exceptional. All or almost all of the significant disciplines and attributes are rated quote mark exceptional. quote mark No discipline or attribute should be quote mark marginal quote mark or quote mark unsatisfactory quote mark in an quote mark exceptional quote mark performance evaluation. Very Good. A majority of the significant disciplines and attributes are rated quote mark exceptional quote mark or quote mark very good. quote mark No significant discipline or attribute should be quote mark marginal quote mark or quote mark unsatisfactory quote mark in a quote mark very good quote mark performance evaluation. Satisfactory. No significant discipline or attribute should be quote mark unsatisfactory. quote mark Quality of final work is acceptable in an overall sense; however, it may have been necessary to get the firm to correct some unacceptable work. Marginal. One or two significant disciplines or attributes are rated quote mark unsatisfactory, quote mark or all or almost all disciplines or attributes are rated quote mark marginal. quote mark An unusual amount of extra effort and follow-up on the part of the Government was required in order to get an acceptable product. Unsatisfactory. Several significant disciplines and attributes are rated quote mark unsatisfactory. quote mark This rating is appropriate for a firm that does not produce acceptable work despite extensive effort by 4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit five (5) copies of SF 330 Part I, and five (5) copies of SF 330 Part II for the prime firm and all consultants/subcontractors, to US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, ATTN: Tyler Hegge (CENWO-CT-M), 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE, 68102, not later than 2:00pm Central time on the 6th of October, 2014. SUBMITTAL PACKAGES MUST ALSO INCLUDE A CD CONTAINING A COMPLETE COPY OF THE SUBMITTAL (AN SF 330 PART 1 + SF 330 PART II FOR THE PRIME FIRM AND ALL CONSULTANTS/SUBCONTRACTORS), AS A SINGLE PDF FILE. Regulation requires that the Selection Board not consider any submittals received after the specified time and date. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submittals received after 2:00pm Central time on the closing date specified in this announcement. The SF 330, 03/2013 edition, must be used, and may be obtained from the following web site: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486. Include DUNS number and CAGE code in SF330 Part I, Section B, Block 5. Additionally, the DUNS number and CAGE code should be identified in SF 330 Part I, Section C, Block 9, for EACH TEAM MEMBER. The submittal shall have a page limit of 100 pages. A page is one side of a sheet. Blank sheets/Tabs separating the sections within the SF 330 will not count against the maximum page count. All fonts shall be at least 10 pitch or larger. Pages shall be 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches. Organizational charts may be presented on a sheet up to 11 inches by 17 inches. If an 11 inch by 17 inch sheet is used it shall be neatly folded to 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches, bound in the SF 330 at the proper location, and counted as one page. A Part II is required for each branch office of the prime firm and any consultants/subcontractors that will have a key role in the proposed contract (i.e. a Part II is required for all entities identified in SF 330 Part I, Section C of the submittal). Cover letters, company literature and extraneous materials are not desired and will not be considered. Sections E and G of SF 330 Part I must include only individuals proposed to perform the anticipated work, including all consultants/subcontractors. In SF 330 Part I, Section G, Block 26, along with the name, include the firm with which the person is associated. A maximum of ten (10) projects including the prime and consultants/subcontractors will be reviewed for SF 330 Part I, Section F. Use no more than one page per project. When listing projects in SF 330 Part 1, Section F, an Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) with multiple Task Orders as examples is not considered a project. A task order executed under an IDC contract is a project. For all types of contracts, do not include for consideration options that have not been exercised. Joint ventures shall submit the following additional documentation of the evidence of a joint venture entity: 1) Firms shall provide a copy of a legally binding joint venture agreement, and 2) Identification of the party who can legally bind the joint venture. Facsimile and email submissions will not be accepted. Solicitation packages are not provided and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. This is not a request for proposal.

R--A-E Studies, Geotechnical Engineering Services IDIQ Contract (Unrestricted)

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published September 4, 2014  -  Deadline October 6, 2014
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Solicitation No. W9128F-14-R-0027 (Unrestricted) 1. CONTRACT INFORMATION This contract(s) is being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Firm(s) will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. A-E services will consist primarily of preparation of investigations, studies, analyses, designs, and engineering construction support services for dams, levees, military facility construction, and military airfields. A-E Services may include, but are not limited to: Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology investigations, studies, designs, and engineering construction support; drilling and subsurface investigations; laboratory testing of soil, rock, aggregate, and concrete/asphalt materials; computer analysis/modeling; geophysics; land-based surveying; computer-aided drafting and design (CADD); and geographical information systems (GIS). These services will be provided for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) districts of Northwestern Division and their respective customers. One (1) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract will be negotiated and awarded with a five-year ordering period (three (3) year base with a two (2) year option period) and $4,950,000 in capacity. There is no specific task order limit except the limit of the contract. Work will be issued by negotiated firm-fixed-price task orders. North American Industrial Classification System code is 541330, which has a size standard of $15,000,000 in annual average gross receipts over the past three years. This announcement is open to all businesses regardless of size. If an other-than-small (i.e. quote mark large quote mark ) business firm is selected for this contract, it will be required to submit a detailed subcontracting plan (reference FAR Subpart 19.7 and FAR Clause 52.219-9) during contract negotiation. The subcontracting goals that will be considered in the negotiation of this contract are as follows: a minimum of 40.0% of the contractor's intended subcontract amount be placed with Small Businesses (SB), 3.0% be placed with Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB), to include Historically Black Colleges and Universities or Minority Institutions (HBCU/MIs), 7.0% be placed with Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), 1.0% be placed with HUBZone Small Businesses, 2.0% be placed with Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB), and 3.0% be placed with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). The subcontracting plan is not required with this submittal, but will be required with the proposal of the firm selected for negotiations. quote mark Selected and successful firm will be required to comply with the subcontracting limitations as set forth by the FAR Clause 52.219-14 LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING, wherein stated in pertinent part, quote mark Services (except construction). At least 50% of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel must be expended for employees of the concern. quote mark When two or more indefinite delivery contracts (IDCs) available to the procuring agency contain the same or overlapping scopes of work so that a particular task order might be issued under more than one IDC, the contracting officer will consider the following factors in deciding which contractor will be selected to negotiate an order: performance and quality of deliverables under the current contract, current capacity to accomplish the order in the required time, uniquely specialized experience, and equitable distribution of work among the contractors. The minimum guarantee amount for this contract is $2,500.00. To be eligible for contract award, the Contractor must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration is free and can be accessed at: http://www.sam.gov. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology investigations, studies, designs, and engineering construction support work may include literature search/existing data compilation; field reconnaissance; determining design and study parameters; site characterization/exploration planning; producing project work plans; design and study data acquisition; obtaining work permits; soil and rock mechanics analyses; ground water characterization including field permeability testing; in situ concrete/asphalt testing; design computations; developing technical input to contract documents; developing project plans and specifications; project cost estimates; technical oversight of construction activities; project progress and completion reporting; and expert services. Drilling and subsurface investigations work may include geotechnical drilling utilizing auger, fluid rotary, percussion, rotosonic, and direct push techniques; cone penetrometer testing; excavated test pits; subsurface instrumentation placement such as monitoring wells, piezometers, inclinometers, remote sensing instruments, etc.; in-situ soil and rock testing; disturbed and undisturbed soil sampling; rock/concrete/asphalt coring; and field logging subsurface materials. Laboratory work will be performed by a USACE certified laboratory and may include typical geotechnical testing of soil, rock, aggregate, concrete, asphalt, etc., materials in accordance USACE guidelines, standards, and regulations or other appropriate industry standards. Computer analysis/modeling will be performed utilizing commercially available software and work may include analyses for slope stability, ground water, dewatering, seepage, consolidation/settlement, foundation design (pile, pier, footing, excavation, etc.), retaining walls, drains, material strengths, and site optimization. Geophysics work may include borehole/downhole, surface, and airborne surveys employing nuclear, electrical resistivity, electromagnetic, ground conductivity, seismic, magnetometer, gravity, thermal, and radar techniques. Land-based surveying work may include determining geospatial reference data (coordinates and elevation) for key project features with both traditional land surveying equipment and techniques as well as Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) techniques. Computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) work may include developing design drawings, site plans, interpretive subsurface logs and cross-sections, and figures for reports and presentations. CADD work products will be produced utilizing the most recent version Microstation, AutoCAD, gINT, or other commercially available software as specified in each task order. Geographical information systems (GIS) work may include integrating project information on to GIS platforms for comprehensive data interpretation, analysis, manipulation, and archiving. All specifications shall be developed and edited using the SpecsIntact automated specifications processing system. All work will comply with USACE standards, guidelines, regulations or industry standards as appropriate. Offerors are advised that there could be requirements for performance of work on U.S. Government Federal Properties or Military Installations requiring proper identification and appropriate clearances for personnel to gain access. 3. SELECTION CRITERIA The selection criteria for this particular project are listed below in descending order of importance. Criteria a-e are primary. Criterion f is secondary and will only be used as quote mark tie-breakers quote mark among firms that are essentially technically equal. Page restrictions are outlined per criterion. A page is defined as a single side of an 8 -inch by 11-inch sheet with print font no smaller than 10. (a) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence (SF 330, Part I, Section F & G): Section F will provide examples of not more than 10 projects completed within the last 5 years that best demonstrate experience and competency in the areas outlined below. All projects cited will identify start/completion dates as well as the project size (cost and scope). Project examples will not exceed 1 page per example. Demonstrated experience and competency to complete: Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology services Drilling and subsurface investigations Geotechnical laboratory testing Computer analysis/modeling Geophysics Land-based land surveying CADD GIS Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) for engineering support during construction Section G will list key personnel proposed for this contract and their respective roles in example projects cited in Section F. Section G will not exceed 2 pages. (b) Capacity (SF 330, Part I, Section H): Capacity is the ability to effectively complete task orders. Firms shall demonstrate the capacity to accomplish at least two (2) $250,000 simultaneous individual task orders within a one-year period. Evaluation will consider resources, team organization, coordination of in house disciplines and consultants, and prior experience of the prime firm and any of their significant consultants on similar projects. The evaluation will consider the key persons identified in Sections D, E, and G of the SF330, as well as other available staff and information provided in Section H. A proposed Management Plan shall be presented that includes an organization chart (reference SF330, Part I, Section D) and addresses team organization (reference SF330, Part I, Section C), any anticipated sub-contractors or entities to supplement the in-house team, quality control procedures, cost control, coordination of in-house disciplines and consultants required to meet work capacity, and interaction with USACE. The SF 330 shall clearly indicate the primary office where the work will be performed and the staffing at that office. Additionally, key equipment assets (e.g. drill rig(s), laboratory testing facilities/equipment, geophysical instruments, etc.) will be acknowledged and respective locations identified. If necessary, the organization chart may be presented on a single side of an 11-inch by 17 inch sheet neatly fold to an 8 -inch by 11-inch format. (c) Knowledge of Locality Knowledge of locality will mean knowledge of regional or local geology, hydrology, soils, topography, climatic conditions, local methods that are unusual or unique, etc. The firm's office location(s) is not necessarily indicative of knowledge of locality. The location of Engineering Services will include USACE districts of Northwestern Division and their respective customers. (d) Professional Qualifications (SF 330, Part I, Section E): Evaluation of education, training, registration, certifications, overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm of key management and technical personnel. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of key personnel, not the number of personnel. Certifications and/or licensing are required for the following: Professional Engineer (Geotechnical/Civil), Professional Geologist, Driller, Professional Land Surveyor/Registered Land Surveyor, and Project Management Professional (PMP). Other key personnel that will be identified include: laboratory manager, laboratory technician, GIS professional, geophysicist, CADD professional, and technical editor. If after submission of the proposal or after award of a contract, the proposed individuals are unable to fulfill the obligation of the solicitation, any proposed replacements will have similar or greater education and experience credentials. Those credentials shall be provided in writing to the Contracting Officer for review and approval. Professional qualification information will not exceed 1 page per key personnel position and will not exceed 20 pages cumulatively. (e) Past Performance: Past Performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules, as determined from ACASS and other sources. (May be evaluated from ACASS information obtained by the Omaha District Office) Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQ) may be used to provide or supplement a firm's past performance with other than U.S. Governmental clients. Firms which choose to use the PPQ may obtain a PPQ standard form by submitting a request to the below referenced POC to the Contract Specialist. Secondary Selection Criteria: Secondary criteria will only be used by a selection board as a quote mark tie-breaker quote mark , if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms. (f) Equitable Distribution of Department of Defense (DoD) Contracts (SF 330, Part I, Section H): Volume of DoD A-E contract awards in the last 12 months, with the objective of effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified firms, including SB and SDB. DoD contract information shall not exceed 2 pages. Evaluation Ratings The following ratings will be used to evaluate the submitted information: Exceptional. All or almost all of the significant disciplines and attributes are rated quote mark exceptional. quote mark No discipline or attribute should be quote mark marginal quote mark or quote mark unsatisfactory quote mark in an quote mark exceptional quote mark performance evaluation. Very Good. A majority of the significant disciplines and attributes are rated quote mark exceptional quote mark or quote mark very good. quote mark No significant discipline or attribute should be quote mark marginal quote mark or quote mark unsatisfactory quote mark in a quote mark very good quote mark performance evaluation. Satisfactory. No significant discipline or attribute should be quote mark unsatisfactory. quote mark Quality of final work is acceptable in an overall sense; however, it may have been necessary to get the firm to correct some unacceptable work. Marginal. One or two significant disciplines or attributes are rated quote mark unsatisfactory, quote mark or all or almost all disciplines or attributes are rated quote mark marginal. quote mark An unusual amount of extra effort and follow-up on the part of the Government was required in order to get an acceptable product. Unsatisfactory. Several significant disciplines and attributes are rated quote mark unsatisfactory. quote mark This rating is appropriate for a firm that does not produce acceptable work despite extensive effort by 4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit five (5) copies of SF 330 Part I, and five (5) copies of SF 330 Part II for the prime firm and all consultants/subcontractors, to US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, ATTN: Tyler Hegge (CENWO-CT-M), 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE, 68102, not later than 2:00pm Central time on the 6th of October, 2014. SUBMITTAL PACKAGES MUST ALSO INCLUDE A CD CONTAINING A COMPLETE COPY OF THE SUBMITTAL (AN SF 330 PART 1 + SF 330 PART II FOR THE PRIME FIRM AND ALL CONSULTANTS/SUBCONTRACTORS), AS A SINGLE PDF FILE. Regulation requires that the Selection Board not consider any submittals received after the specified time and date. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submittals received after 2:00pm Central time on the closing date specified in this announcement. The SF 330, 03/2013 edition, must be used, and may be obtained from the following web site: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486. Include DUNS number and CAGE code in SF330 Part I, Section B, Block 5. Additionally, the DUNS number and CAGE code should be identified in SF 330 Part I, Section C, Block 9, for EACH TEAM MEMBER. The submittal shall have a page limit of 100 pages. A page is one side of a sheet. Blank sheets/Tabs separating the sections within the SF 330 will not count against the maximum page count. All fonts shall be at least 10 pitch or larger. Pages shall be 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches. Organizational charts may be presented on a sheet up to 11 inches by 17 inches. If an 11 inch by 17 inch sheet is used it shall be neatly folded to 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches, bound in the SF 330 at the proper location, and counted as one page. A Part II is required for each branch office of the prime firm and any consultants/subcontractors that will have a key role in the proposed contract (i.e. a Part II is required for all entities identified in SF 330 Part I, Section C of the submittal). Cover letters, company literature and extraneous materials are not desired and will not be considered. Sections E and G of SF 330 Part I must include only individuals proposed to perform the anticipated work, including all consultants/subcontractors. In SF 330 Part I, Section G, Block 26, along with the name, include the firm with which the person is associated. A maximum of ten (10) projects including the prime and consultants/subcontractors will be reviewed for SF 330 Part I, Section F. Use no more than one page per project. When listing projects in SF 330 Part 1, Section F, an Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) with multiple Task Orders as examples is not considered a project. A task order executed under an IDC contract is a project. For all types of contracts, do not include for consideration options that have not been exercised. Joint ventures shall submit the following additional documentation of the evidence of a joint venture entity: 1) Firms shall provide a copy of a legally binding joint venture agreement, and 2) Identification of the party who can legally bind the joint venture. FACSIMILE AND EMAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Solicitation packages are not provided and no additional project information will be given to firms during the announcement period. This is not a request for proposal.
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