C--IDIQ A/E General Engineering and Design Services for Various Locations within the Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Boundaries (but primarily New England District) (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, and RI)
Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published July 20, 2015 - Deadline August 27, 2015
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.
1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: NAE plans to award two Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IDIQ) for professional engineering and design services, procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. These contracts are set-aside for small businesses only. North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541330; size standard = $15 M of gross annual revenues per year over the last 3 fiscal years. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. Work will primarily be performed within the boundaries of the New England District, but work may also be required at other locations within the CONUS boundaries of the North Atlantic Division. The contracts will be negotiated and awarded with a five-year ordering period. The amount of each contract will not exceed $4,500,000. 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. Award of these contracts to the top two selected firms is anticipated in February 2016. The contract minimum guarantee is $50,000 over the life of each contract.
2. PROJECT INFORMATION: Engineering and Design services primarily at various locations in the Corps New England District (ME, MA, NH, CT, VT, and RI), but could also include other states and districts covered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division's CONUS mission areas (NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, WV), and the District of Columbia. Work could include various engineering, design and/or construction services for projects relating to: the design of new and renovated structures; military building and site design; sustainable design and commissioning; general site engineering; military master planning; planning and design for civil works infrastructure including projects related to the development of water resources; environmental engineering and compliance; value engineering; project scheduling; and diagnostics, assessments, site investigation and other data collection tasks for general engineering use.
Architect-Engineering Services that may be required under this contract include the preparation of: design drawings, technical specifications, cost estimates, construction schedules, design analyses, engineering calculations, design-build requests for proposal, conceptual designs, planning studies, engineering studies and other technical reports, sustainable design/LEED project documentation, commissioning reports, and value engineering (VE) studies. Services may also include all architectural and engineering tasks necessary to develop the documents listed above to also include: developing models, economic analyses, topographic surveying, aerial and other types of surveying, development and use of GIS systems, and construction phase services to include shop drawing review, as-built drawing preparation, preparation of O&M manuals, and engineering consultation services.
Products shall be produced to Corps of Engineers guidelines and specific formats set forth under the base contract and/or by individual task order. The firm must demonstrate the ability to: provide design drawings in Microstation and Autodesk CADD software (latest version); use Autodesk Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software; use Corps computer-based specification software for the development of Specifications (SPECSINTACT); use the latest version of M II (cost engineering software as provided by the Government and licensed to the firm) for the development of construction cost estimates; use Primavera P6 for developing detailed construction schedules and use MS Project for more basic design and constructions schedules; and utilize ProjNet (DrChecks) (https://wwwprojnet.org) for comment resolution of design review submittals.
3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria are listed below. Factors are listed in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion). Criteria (a) through (e) are primary factors. Criteria (f) and (g) are secondary factors and will only be used as quote mark tie-breakers quote mark among firms that are essentially technically equal.
(a) Specialized Experience and Technical Competence. Firms must demonstrate Specialized Experience and Technical Competence in: (1) the design of new and renovated structures for federal government facilities within defined cost limitations; (2) design for military construction (buildings and site work) (3) sustainable design and commissioning; (4) general site engineering; (5) engineering investigations of structures and building systems; and (6) use of Products listed in Section 2 - PROJECT INFORMATION. Information contained in the SF 330 Part I, Section F will be the primary basis for evaluation against this criteria. Projects in which the firm's work was completed prior to 2007 will be given less consideration.
(b) Professional Qualifications. Identification, qualifications, (professional registration/licensure/certification and education) and experience of architecture, engineering and survey personnel to accomplish the work specified above. (1) The firm must have on staff (or provide through a consultant[s]) personnel licensed as professional engineers and land surveyors in all six New England District states (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, and RI). The firm must include a statement that they have the ability to obtain professional engineer/architecture registration and land surveyor licensure in all other NAD CONUS mission areas (NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, WV, and the District of Columbia) in a timely manner if required if not currently covered with in-house or consultant staff. The firm must also have on staff (or provide through a consultant) a qualified value specialist to facilitate VE study workshops for projects valued at over $10 M as prescribed by ASTM and SAVE International standards. Firms not demonstrating these requirements will be considered unqualified. (2) Resumes demonstrating experience and associated qualifications are required for the following key personnel. The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, certifications, and relevant experience and longevity with the firm. Key Personnel:
Project Manager, Architect (registration required), Mechanical Engineer (registration required), Electrical Engineer (registration required), Cost Engineer, Building Commissioning, Civil/Site Engineer (registration required), Structural Engineer (registration required), and CADD/BIM Manager/ Specialist. Experience in Sustainable Design must also be addressed, either separately or with the applicable technical discipline.
(c) Past Performance. The firm must possess a good record of past performance on contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules as determined by information pulled from the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) and other sources.
(d) Capacity. The firm must demonstrate the capacity to execute the full value of the contract over the ordering period - accomplishing multiple task orders concurrently while maintaining quality and schedule. A firm shall be evaluated on the available capacity of key personnel from the prime firm and its team. However, the prime firm must have the capacity to perform at least 51% of the work themselves over the life of the contract in order to meet or exceed the requirements of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.219-14, quote mark Limitations on Subcontracting quote mark . The firm should address how they will meet this requirement based upon the assumption that the items listed under quote mark Specialized Experience and Technical Competence quote mark above constitute the preponderance of the work to be performed under this contract.
(e) Knowledge of the locality in the primary geographic area of New England District as related to required specialized experience and technical competence and professional qualifications.
(f) Geographic Proximity. Location of the firm's office(s) as well as those of their team in the general geographical area of the six New England states.
(g) Volume of DoD A-E Contract Awards. Firms shall indicate the volume of DoD A-E contracts awarded to the prime in the last 12 months. The information will be verified and updated during the interviews with the most highly qualified firms. The equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among firms will be considered.
4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms able to perform this work must submit Parts I and II of the SF 330 for the prime firm (or joint venture). Part II of the SF 330 must also be submitted for each consultant and if a joint venture, for the joint venture entity. Please note that a separate Part II is required for each branch office of the prime firm and any subcontractors that will have a key role in the proposed contract. If a joint venture is being utilized, a copy of the joint venture agreement is to be included in Part II. Submissions must be made to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751, ATTN: Kim Pumyea, not later than the close of business on August 27, 2015. Facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Include the firm's DUNS number on the SF 330, Part 1, Block B. On the SF 330, Part 1, Block C, provide the DUNS number for each consultant. On the SF 330, Part I, Block F, example projects shall be listed in order of relevance to the type of work anticipated to be performed under this contract; one supplemental page (up to 11 quote mark x 17 quote mark , single-sided) may be provided to present graphics/photos from each project. In the SF 330, Part I, Block F, Box 24, provide the following information for each project: month/year the firm's work started and completed; total contract value of the firm's work; physical size of the designed facility; and construction cost as applicable. In the SF 330, Part I, Section H, provide the firm's proposed management approach for this contract including their approach for ensuring the quality of work performed by their subcontractors. In the SF 330, Part I, Section H, the A-E firm may also provide supplemental information to address all aspects for which Specialized Experience and Technical Competence is being sought as well as documentation to support past performance selection criteria. Copies of applicable certificates and/or awards may also be provided.
Please submit two copies and electronic copy as in a pdf or image file format on DVD or CD of all submissions. The SF 330, Part I, shall have a page limit of 65 pages. A page is one side of a sheet; 11 quote mark x 17 quote mark counts as two pages. Font size shall not be less than 10 font and the margins for pages that supplement the SF 330 forms shall not be less than one inch. The New England District does not retain SF 330 Part IIs on file. In order to comply with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) to be considered for award of a Federal contract. Information regarding registration can be obtained online at www.sam.gov/potrtal/public/SAM/ or by telephone at 1-866-606-8220. Effective immediately, the use of DUNS+4 numbers to identify vendors is limited to identifying different SAM records for the same vendor at the same physical location. For example, a vendor could have two records for themselves at the same physical location to identify two separate bank accounts. If you do not have a DUNS number, or want to register subsidiaries or other entities, visit http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/ or call Dun and Bradstreet at 1-866-705-5711.
For any general or administrative questions, contact the contract specialist, Ms. Pumyea, at 978-318-8720 or via email at Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org. Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a request for proposal. Personal visits for the purpose of discussing this announcement prior to the closing date of this announcement will not be entertained or scheduled. However, questions may be directed to the point of contact for this announcement.