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Elevator Replacement and Maintenance

Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) | Published June 14, 2016
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This is a PRE-SOLICITATION SYNOPSIS; it is not a solicitation announcement ; therefore this synopsis neither solicits for proposals nor bids and no contract will be awarded based on this synopsis.  The purpose of this synopsis is to alert the public (especially small businesses) that the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), which is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation, intends to acquire services to replace an existing broken elevator and maintenance for 1 base year and 4 option years, in the Bland Library at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, located at 300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, NY.  The procurement will be a Total Small Business Set-Aside.  The Invitation for Bid (IFB) and Performance Work Statement (PWS) will be issued on or around June 21, 2016; the bid opening date wil be specified in the IFB.In addition, MARAD will utilize a Firm-Fixed-Price contract for this acquisition.  The period of performance will be a 70 day base period for the elevator replacement work, with a 1 year base for maintenance and four option years for maintenance.  The appropriate NAICS code for this requirement is 238290 with a small business size standard of $15 million.The Bland Library is on the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy campus located at the address mentioned above.  Specifically, MARAD intends to use the aforementioned IFB to procure replacement of the elevator and corresponding maintenance, to include:~complete demo and removal of the existing elevator and associated equipment, to include removal of all debris from the Academy grounds ~design, supply, and install a new elevator system for the bland library to include all necessary mechanical and electrical equipment, control and life safety equipment as required by all local codes and regulations; the new elevator shall, at a minimum, meet the requirements of the existing equipment~ensure all equipment fits with-in the footprint of the existing equipment, with exception given only where necessary changes are made to meet new code requirements~provide for adequate work space around all equipment for maintenance and repair activities~furnish two (2) sets of operating and maintenance manuals in bound form. The manuals will include:     -description of the elevator system's method of operation and control     -written instructions for the adjustment and care of the equipment     -replacement parts list with associated part numbers     -type and amount of lubricants required and where necessary     -schematics and wiring diagrams     -as-built drawings and initial test records or reports  In addition, the contractor will be required to provide a one (1) year from the date commissioning, preventive maintenance as described by the equipment manufacturer and will include at a minimum:~quarterly inspections~any and all necessary adjustments~lubrication Bidders must be registered iwith an "active" profile in the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be eligible to receive an award from any Government solicitation; the SAM website is www.SAM.gov.  It is the bidder's responsibility to check www.fbo.gov as often as necessary to view posted changes to this synopsis and/or updates/amendments.

Y--Eagle Point NC Cemetery Expansion Project Number 906CM3012

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Cemetery Administration Construction Support Division | Published October 8, 2015  -  Deadline December 9, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, intends to issue an Invitation for Bid (IFB) number VA786A-16-B-0001. BID ITEM 1, GENERAL CONSTRUCTION: Contractor shall provide all labor, materials, tools and equipment for installation of all work shown on the plans and described in the specifications. Work includes but is not limited to: demolition and removal of existing structures, alterations, grading, building construction, landscape walls, memorial walls, roads, curbs, installation of pre-placed double depth concrete crypts, columbarium, installation of niche covers and memorial wall markers, utilities, storm drainage, fencing, pedestrian paving, landscape planting and turf, site furnishings, electrical, mechanical, irrigation, and certain other items. BID ITEM 2: The Contractor shall submit as a separate bid item, the fabrication, transportation, receipt, and off-loading of 1,540 pre-cast double depth concrete crypts, that are to be installed under BID ITEM 1. DEDUCT ALTERNATE ITEMS: DEDUCT ALTERNATE NO. 1: Show as a separate bid item and include all costs associated with the following: i. Delete vehicle guardrail from three (3) locations indicated on the plans. DEDUCT ALTERNATE NO. 2: Show as a separate bid item and include all costs associated with the following: i. Delete all improvements to the cemetery entrance east of Riley Road including gate, paving, fencing, entrance monument piers/structures planting and irrigation. ii. Delete three (3) stone monument signs from project and replace with concrete post and metal sign matching existing signage within the cemetery. iii. Delete concrete sidewalk, adjacent rock drainage strip, and drain tile north of the Columbaria Court (north of gridline E) to the road near the main entrance. Replace sidewalk and rock drainage strip with Sod. iv. Delete four (4) stone benches located on Grid Line 3 from columbaria court. (Similar benches on gridline 2.5 near ossuary to remain.) DEDUCT ALTERNATE NO. 3: Show as a separate bid item and include all costs associated with the following: i. Delete all ornamental fencing and mow strip along Riley Road. Replace with chain link fencing without mow strip. Option includes replacement of ornamental swing gate near water reservoir with chain link swing gate. A Single award will be made on Bid Item 1 AND Bid Item 2, but in the event the offer exceeds the funds available, Deduct Alternate No. 1 will be deducted from the award. If offer still exceeds the funds available, Deduct Alternate No. 2 will be deducted from the award. If offer still exceeds the funds available, Deduct Alternate No. 3 will be deducted from the award. The solicitation will be issued approximately November 2, 2015. Unless additional notice is given or this notice is modified or cancelled, the full solicitation, specifications, and drawings will be posted on Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov). This solicitation is 100% set aside for Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB). Only verified VOSB and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business SDVOSB firms are eligible to submit an offer or receive an award of a VA contract that is set aside for VOSB in accordance with VAAR Part 819. A non-verified vendor that submits a bid or proposal will be rejected as non-responsive. To be eligible for award, the VOSB or SDVOSB must be considered small under the relevant NAICS Code and must be registered and verified at www.vetbiz.gov. Companies must have the Certified Veteran Enterprise (CVE) seal on their registration to be considered for an award; the VIP database will be checked both upon receipt of an offer and prior to award. Firms must be registered in the System for Award Management database at www.sam.gov and have completed online certifications and representations prior to award; www.vets100.vets.dol.gov. There will be a site investigation; all prospective offerors are encouraged to attend. Details of the site investigation will be included in the solicitation package. NAICS Code: 237990 Standard Size: $36.5 Million Project Magnitude: Between $5,000,000.00 and $10,000,000.00 Period of Performance: 480 Calendar Days after issuance of Notice to Proceed. No Heavy Earthwork shall commence on-site prior to May 2, 2016. The Contract Specialist will not be able to answer any questions to this notice until an IFB is issued. Once the IFB is issued, interested parties must submit questions in accordance with the instructions listed in the IFB. Questions will be answered through an amendment to the solicitation. All interested parties should register via Federal Business Opportunities Interested Vendors List. It is the responsibility of the offeror to obtain solicitation and amendment information from Federal Business Opportunities. All amendments to this solicitation must be acknowledged.

Y--Eagle Point NC Cemetery Expansion Project Number 906CM3012

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Cemetery Administration Construction Support Division | Published June 19, 2015  -  Deadline August 13, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, intends to issue an Invitation for Bid (IFB) number VA786A-15-B-0026, A. BID ITEM 1, GENERAL CONSTRUCTION: Provide all labor, materials, tools and equipment for installation of all work shown on the plans and described in the specifications. Work includes but is not limited to: demolition and removal of existing structures, alterations, grading, building construction, landscape walls, memorial walls, roads, curbs, installation of pre-placed double depth concrete crypts, columbarium, installation of niche covers and memorial wall markers, utilities, storm drainage, fencing, pedestrian paving, landscape planting and turf, site furnishings, electrical, mechanical, irrigation, and certain other items. B. BID ITEM 2: The Contractor shall submit as a separate bid item, the fabrication, transportation, receipt, and off-loading of 1,540 pre-cast double depth concrete crypts, that are to be installed under BID ITEM 1. DEDUCT ALTERNATE ITEMS: C. DEDUCT ALTERNATE NO. 1: Show as a separate bid item and include all costs associated with the following: i. Delete vehicle guardrail from three (3) locations indicated on the plans. D. DEDUCT ALTERNATE NO. 2: Show as a separate bid item and include all costs associated with the following: i. Delete all improvements to the cemetery entrance east of Riley Road including gate, paving, fencing, entrance monument piers/structures planting and irrigation. ii. Delete three (3) stone monument signs from project and replace with concrete post and metal sign matching existing signage within the cemetery. iii. Delete concrete sidewalk, adjacent rock drainage strip, and drain tile north of the Columbaria Court (north of gridline E) to the road near the main entrance. Replace sidewalk and rock drainage strip with Sod. iv. Delete four (4) stone benches located on Grid Line 3 from columbaria court. (Similar benches on gridline 2.5 near ossuary to remain.) E. DEDUCT ALTERNATE NO. 3: Show as a separate bid item and include all costs associated with the following: i. Delete all ornamental fencing and mow strip along Riley Road. Replace with chain link fencing without mow strip. Option includes replacement of ornamental swing gate near water reservoir with chain link swing gate. A Single award will be made on Bid Item 1 AND Bid Item 2, but in the event the offer exceeds the funds available, Deduct Alternate No. 1 will be deducted from the award. If offer still exceeds the funds available, Deduct Alternate No. 2 will be deducted from the award. If offer still exceeds the funds available, Deduct Alternate No. 3 will be deducted from the award. The solicitation will be issued approximately July 1, 2015. Unless additional notice is given or this notice is modified or cancelled, the full solicitation, specifications, and drawings will be posted on Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov). This solicitation is 100% set aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Only verified SDVOSB firms are eligible to submit an offer or receive an award of a VA contract that is set aside for SDVOSB in accordance with VAAR Part 819. A non-verified vendor that submits a bid or proposal will be rejected as non-responsive. To be eligible for award, the SDVOSB must be considered small under the relevant NAICS Code and must be registered and verified at www.vetbiz.gov. Companies must have the Certified Veteran Enterprise (CVE) seal on their registration to be considered for an award; the VIP database will be checked both upon receipt of an offer and prior to award. Firms must be registered in the System for Award Management database at www.sam.gov and have completed online certifications and representations prior to award; www.cpscontractor.nih.gov and www.vets100.vets.dol.gov. There will be a site investigation; all prospective offerors are encouraged to attend. Details of the site investigation will be included in the solicitation package. NAICS Code: 237990 Standard Size: $36.5 Million Project Magnitude: Between $5,000,000.00 and $10,000,000.00 Period of Performance: 540 Calendar Days after issuance of Notice to Proceed. No heavy Earthwork shall commence on-site prior to April 4, 2016. The Contract Specialist will not be able to answer any questions to this notice until an IFB is issued. Once the IFB is issued, interested parties must submit questions in accordance with the instructions listed in the IFB. Questions will be answered through an amendment to the solicitation. All interested parties should register via Federal Business Opportunities Interested Vendors List. It is the responsibility of the offeror to obtain solicitation and amendment information from Federal Business Opportunities. All amendments to this solicitation must be acknowledged.

Y--Fire Suppression Deficiencies - 580-16-2-5063-1022

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Central Arkansas Health Care System | Published June 21, 2016
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Contractor shall provide all materials, equipment, labor, supervision, and expertise necessary to repair existing Fire Suppression System Deficiencies at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030. All work shall be performed in accordance to the project plans and specifications. The project will include: (1) general construction, fire protection, structural, architectural, mechanical and electrical work, selective removal of existing construction and certain other item in accordance with plans and specifications for the project. The solicitation documents, specifications and drawings will be available as attachments once the solicitation is released in FedBizopps (Government wide point of entry). There will be no charge for solicitation documents, specifications or drawings. The dollar magnitude is between $100,000.00 - $250,000.00. NAICS 236220 applies-size standard is $33.5 million. This acquisition is 100% set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). All offerors must be registered in VETBIZ at http://www.vip.vetbiz.gov and under NAICS 236220 to be eligible for award. You must register as "Interested Vendor" at the FedBizOpps website for solicitation. In order to receive e-mail notification of amendments, you must register in FedBizOpps "To Receive Notification" for amendments. Amendments to this solicitation will not be mailed, but will be posted at the FedBizOpps website. Offerors are responsible for obtaining solicitation from FedBizOpps and acknowledging all amendments to this solicitation. Contract Specialist is Jack Caperton. Point of contact for this solicitation is Jack Caperton, email address: Jack.Caperton@va.gov. Telephone requests will NOT be accepted. Anticipated ISSUE DATE is on or about July 5, 2016. The "Deadline for Bids" and "Bid Opening" for this solicitation is on or about Aug 22, 2016. Contract end of performance period will be 90 days after "Notice to Proceed" is issued ending on or about Nov. 13, 2016.

USCGC CHARLES DAVID JR----MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE CARD (MPC) SHIP REPAIRS

Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG) | Published October 19, 2015  -  Deadline October 26, 2015
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This combined synopsis/solicitation HSCG80-16-Q-P45125 for commercial items is prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This Request for Quotes incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. The NAICS is 336611, with a size standard of 1000. A. REQUIREMENT: SEE ATTACHED SPECIFICATION. WORK ITEM1: Batteries, Clean and Inspect WORK ITEM2: Rudders, Wartsila Seals, Lubricate WORK ITEM3: Capstan(s), Clean, Inspect and Lubricate WORK ITEM4 Stern Launch Ramp Door Pivot Joints, Lubricate WORK ITEM5 Fin Stabilizer HPU Suction Strainer(s), Clean WORK ITEM6: Steering System, HPU Suction Strainers, Clean WORK ITEM7: Emergency Diesel Generator, Fan Hub, Inspect WORK ITEM8: HVAC Humidifier, Clean and Inspect B. PRICING DATA: SEE ATTACHED PRICE SCHEDULE. Contractors shall complete the attached price schedule and return it with your quotes no later than 26 October 2015 at 10:00am Eastern Standard Time. Travel", is applicable only to Contractors not within the local commuting area (50 miles) of the vessel's location. It is anticipated that any Contractors within the 50 mile commuting area will enter "zero" (0) or "N/A" for the unit and extended price for this CLIN, on the Price Schedule. The place of performance is listed under the Section D. Location. C. REQUIRED PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The work must be performed from 02 November 2015 to 06 November 2015 D. LOCATION: USCGC CHARLES DAVID (WPC 1107) 100 TRUMBO ROAD KEY WEST, FL 33040-6655 E. REFERENCES: SEE ATTACHED SPECIFICATION F. The clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions --- Commercial Items (May 2015) applies to this acquisition. G. As stated below, the provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items- applies with the following addenda: Award of a contract will be based on the following criteria: The purchase order will be awarded as a firm fixed price contract using simplified acquisition procedures in accordance with FAR Part 13. 1. Please provide a Environmental Waste Management Plan as outlined on page 46 of the specification. 2. Please provide evidence on electrical compliance planning as outlined on page 29 of the specification 3. Please provide QP1 certification or name of the NACE-Certified Tech Rep with Certificate Number as outlined on page 11 of the specification. 4. Vendors MUST be registered in www.sam.gov The Government will award a purchase order resulting from this synopsis/solicitation to the responsible contractor whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be more advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Potential sources having the expertise and required capabilities are invited to submit proposals that will be considered by the agency. Quotes should be written and submitted in a legible format. Quotes must contain the contractor's DUNS Number. Quotes must be received no later than 26 October 2015 AT 10:00 A.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME. Quotes may be emailed to Shavonda,Jamison@uscg.mil. Offers shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offer Representations and Certifications-Commercial items, with their offer or have provision FAR 52.212-3 submitted into www.sam.gov. All questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to (757) 441-7036 Attn: Shavonda Jamison or e-mailed to Shavonda.Jamison@uscg.mil .

J--Procurement and Installation of Three (3) Commercial Rooftop A/C Units

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Connecticut Health Care System | Published July 14, 2015  -  Deadline July 30, 2015
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STATEMENT OF WORK I. Contractor will supply labor and material to install three (3) new rooftop units with heat pump capability and secondary electric heat. Each unit will also have economizer with barometric relief and curb adapters installed for each one. The old units will have the Freon reclaimed and properly disposed. The suggested units are as follows: a. Donaldson A 10 Ton Trane Rooftop unit model number WSC120E3RNA b. Donaldson B 5 Ton Trane Rooftop unit model number WSC060E3RJA c. Donaldson C 5 Ton Trane Rooftop unit model number WSC060E3RJA II. Debris Removal a. Upon completion of the project and as required daily, all materials and debris shall be removed from the station. All materials of value removed from the project shall be turned over to the Government and shall be delivered to a storage site on station by the contractor. The COR will determine which removed materials have value to the Government. The remaining materials shall be removed off station by the contractor and shall be disposed of in accordance with applicable State Environmental Protection Regulations. b. All materials furnished and all work installed shall comply with codes, standards and recommendation of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the State of Connecticut Basic Building Code and the National Electric Code (NEC). III. Work Hours a. All work shall be completed between the hours of 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. When the contractors work interferes with hospital functions, such as excessive noise, odors, dust, etc., that cannot be contained within the area of work, the contractor will schedule this work at other than normal hours and as directed by the COR. IV. Parking a. Parking is rigidly controlled throughout the Medical Center. Adequate parking is available north of Building #1. Parking of the contractor or employee vehicles in other than this area will result in the vehicle(s) being towed, at the owner's expense, off the Medical Center grounds. V. Guarantee a. The contractor shall guarantee all materials, equipment, and workmanship for a period of one year from date acceptance of the entire project. b. During the term of the guarantee the contractor shall repair or replace all defective material or equipment within 24 hour notice without additional cost to the government. c. During the term of the guarantee the contractor shall repair or replace all defective material or equipment within 24 hour notice without additional cost to the government. VI. Special Instructions a. The electrical work will be completed by VA employees. VII. Time of Completion a. The contractor shall complete all work within 90 days after "Notice to proceed". VIII. Mandatory Site Visit a. A mandatory site visit will be held on July 22, 2015. Prospective quoters shall meet Roger Jansen and Mary Jane Shea at Bldg. 15, and the site visit will commence promptly at 10:00 AM.

COLUMBIA SC PDC - HVAC REPLACEMENTS AND UPGRADES

United States Postal Service, Facilities Purchasing | Published March 12, 2015  -  Deadline April 13, 2015
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The United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to issue a Firm Fixed Price Contract for the HVAC Replacements & Upgrades at the Columbia P&DC located at 2001 Dixiana Rd in West Columbia SC 29172-3007. All work will be done in accordance with USPS approved specifications and drawings. The construction performance time for this project is 365 calendar days from Notice to Proceed. PROPOSAL: Contractors will be required to submit a Qualification Statement/Package (Attachment 24), a Management/Technical Plan (Attachment 12) and their Price Proposal. To be considered, a company must meet the following minimum requirements as shown in the Qualification Statement/Package (Attachment 24): Background, Eligibility, Certification and Affirmation, Bonding Information, Financial Capability, and Safety. Pre-qualified contractors will be placed on a list for inclusion in future solicitations in this area with similar scopes of work. There is no guarantee that a specific number of solicitations will be issued to these pre-qualified contractors. The Postal Service is more concerned with making an award at the lowest overall price than with obtaining superior technical or management features. However, the Postal Service may not necessarily make an award at the lowest price in order to achieve a small price savings if better value can be achieved with superior technical or management features. The benefits of a higher priced proposal may merit a higher price. Scope of Work: A. The Contractor must provide all material, labor, tools, supplies, equipment, transportation, superintendence, temporary construction of every nature, and all other services and facilities necessary to complete the work under this contract, including all incidental work described in the contract documents. B. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to the following: 1. Replace the existing chiller plant system with new (3) 450-ton centrifugal chillers, (3) cooling towers, (3) chilled water pumps, (3) condenser water pumps, and all associated appurtenances, trim, and accessories. 2. The project also replaces the existing air separator, filtration, and water treatment equipment associated with the condenser water system. 3. The control systems associated with all the above equipment will be upgraded to match the more recent energy upgrade carried out in the rest of the facility. 4. Electrical work pertinent to all of the above will replace existing wiring and conduit from each piece of equipment to their associated Motor Control Center. 5. Test and Balance and Commissioning of all new equipment and systems are also included in the scope of work. SOLICITATION: The solicitation package is attached to this posting. The solicitation package will be divided into five parts: 1) Specifications, 2) Drawings, 3) Solicitation, 4) Return Package, and 5) Asbestos Report. QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO: Sharon Russell, Sharon.j.russell@usps.gov. Deadline for questions is noon on April 10, 2015. There will be no public opening of offers. All proposal information received is CONFIDENTIAL until award of a contract. Upon award, the name of the successful offeror and the amount of the contract will be released as public information. The names of the offerors and the amount of their offers will not be released as public information. This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, Exception 4. Contracting Office Address: 7800 N Stemmons Freeway Ste 700 Dallas TX 75247-4223

Sewer Plant Grinder

Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) | Published August 16, 2016  -  Deadline September 9, 2016
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The Maritime Administration, United States Merchant Maritime Academy (USMMA) is an agency of the Maritime Administration (MARAD) managed by the United States Department of Transportation. The USMMA seeks a qualified and experienced contractor to provide labor, material tools and equipment to award a Firm-Fixed Price contract to replace two (2) open channel grinders at the sewage pumping station. The open channel grinders at the sewage pumping station frequently break down and are at the end of their service life. The purpose of these grinders is to shred any solid material contained in the sewage waste stream and thereby protecting the pumping equipment. Therefore, in order to protect the pumps and eliminate costly breakdowns, back-ups and repairs, it is recommended that they be replaced. OBJECTIVE To replace two (2) open channel grinders at the sewage pumping station. SCOPE Contractor to provide all labor, materials, equipment, tools and incidentals required to provide two (2) influent grinders, controls, supports, control panel, and miscellaneous appurtenances required for a complete installation. Contractor shall provide all parts, equipment, wiring and devices necessary to meet the functional requirements of the system. TASKS This work shall consist of, but not limited to, the contractor providing all supervision, labor, materials, tools, transportation and equipment to Task Areas Provide turn-key installation of two (2) open channel grinders and required accessories including the following: Open channel grinder and support system. Grinder controls mounted in a control panel, alarms, dry control contacts, and electrical wiring DESIGN REQUIREMENTS The influent channel grinder shall comply with the following minimum design requirements: Liquid                                     Wastewater Location                                  USMMA Pump Station - Influent Channels Number required                    2 Cutter Spacing Size                ¼" Maximum Horsepower          3 Maximum Speed                    1725 RPM SUBMITTALS Submit the following product data and shop drawings for approval: Manufacturer's information, specifications, and data showing dimensions, materials of construction, and weight of all major items of equipment specified. Installation diagrams showing location, arrangement, and size of all anchor bolts required for equipment, if applicable. Control panel wiring schematic and layout drawings. Submit the following Operation and Maintenance Manuals as follows: Operation and maintenance manuals shall include all approved shop drawings associated with this specification, complete instructions for installation, parts list for all components, and wiring schematics and diagrams.  Include a list and frequency of specific maintenance activities. Include lubrication frequency, application points, lubrication type, and method of application (see the attached Statement of Work) The estimated magnitude of the services in terms of physical characteristics (scope) and estimated price range is between $80,000 and $100,000 The package should include a Bid Bond 20% of the proposed award.Past performances from three (3) recent contracts performance should be sent directly from the contractor to judy.bowers@dot.gov by the closing date.Set-Aside/Size Standards: This Solicitation is a set-aside for Small Business Concerns Only Bids will be accepted from Small Business concerns under NAICS Code 237110 (Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction) The Small Business Standard is $36.5 Million The site visit are scheduled as follows:Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 10:30am; andThursday, August 25, 2016, at 10:30amContact the following to be added to the site visit list:Paul Buhse, (516) 726-5901Submit all questions by September 1, 2016, to Judy Bowers at judy.bowers@dot.gov Bidders must be registered with an "active" profile in the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be eligible to receive an award from any Government solicitation; the SAM website is www.SAM.gov.  It is the bidder's responsibility to check www.fbo.gov as often as necessary to view posted changes to this synopsis and/or updates/amendments.Bids Should Be Mailed to the Addressee Below by September 9, 2016, at 10:00am: Judy BowersU. S. DOT/Maritime AdministrationOffice of Acquisition (MAR-380)1200 New Jersey Avenue, SERoom W26-418Washington, DC  20590 Bid opening is scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 2:00pm, at the Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC  20590. FOB:  Destination  

Y--Replace AHU; Project No. 580-16-110

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published November 2, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES. The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas, has a requirement titled "Replace AHU" for project number 580-16-110, per issue for construction Drawings and Specifications. This acquisition will be solicited pursuant to the Veterans' First Public Law 109-461 as a 100% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (SDVOSB). At least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel shall be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible SDVOSB concerns. Additionally, this acquisition will be awarded in accordance with FAR 14.408-1(a) to the responsible bidder whose bid, conforming to the invitation, will be most advantageous to the Government, considering only price and the price-related factors. Please do not send questions to this notice as it is only a Pre-Solicitation Notice. Questions will be accepted only after the solicitation has been published. A Firm-Fixed Price construction contract award is anticipated. Contractor shall furnish all supervision, labor, material, tools, and equipment to remove and replace air handling units within Building 100. Work includes specialized construction labor and supervision for mechanical, electrical, and demolition work as required by the construction documents. The period of performance will be 270 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed. Solicitation documents, including specifications and drawings, will be available electronically on or about November 18, 2015, on this website. Hard copies will not be mailed. The solicitation will be issued as an Invitation For Bid (IFB). INTERESTED PARTIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONS INCLUDING POSTING OF THE SOLICITATION AND ANY AMENDMENTS. ADDITIONALLY, BIDDERS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE SITE FREQUENTLY AS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AMENDMENTS TO THE SOLICITATION NOTICE. A 60 day bid acceptance period will be required. A Bid bond must be submitted with the bid. Performance and Payment bonds will be required from the contractor receiving award. A pre-bid conference will be held at a date, time, and location to be provided in the solicitation announcement. The magnitude of construction is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. North American Industrial Classification Standard (NAICS) code assigned to this construction project is 236220 with a small business size standard of $36.5 million in average annual receipts for the past three (3) years. Bidders shall be registered at the Vendor Information Pages at www.vip.vetbiz.gov, in System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov, and have completed online Representations and Certifications at http://orca.bpn.gov prior to the solicitation due date. Bidders shall be registered with the NAICS code assigned to this acquisition.

Y--Expand Women's Clinic

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published May 1, 2015  -  Deadline June 16, 2015
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THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES. The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas, has a requirement titled "Expand Women's Clinic" for project number 580-14-113, per issue for construction Drawings and Specifications. This acquisition will be solicited pursuant to the Veterans' First Public Law 109-461 as a 100% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (SDVOSB). At least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel shall be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible SDVOSB concerns. Additionally, this acquisition will be awarded in accordance with FAR 14.408-1(a) to the responsible bidder whose bid, conforming to the invitation, will be most advantageous to the Government, considering only price and the price-related factors. Please do not send questions to this notice as it is only a Pre-Solicitation Notice. Questions will be accepted only after the solicitation has been published. A Firm-Fixed Price construction contract award is anticipated. Contractor shall furnish all supervision, labor, material, tools, and equipment to renovate approximately 5,000 GSF of Primary Care space to expand Women's Clinic. Work includes specialized construction labor and supervision for architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and demolition work as required by the construction documents. The period of performance will be 180 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed. Solicitation documents, including specifications and drawings, will be available electronically on or about May 15, 2015, on this website. Hard copies will not be mailed. The solicitation will be issued as an Invitation For Bid (IFB). INTERESTED PARTIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONS INCLUDING POSTING OF THE SOLICITATION AND ANY AMENDMENTS. ADDITIONALLY, BIDDERS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE SITE FREQUENTLY AS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AMENDMENTS TO THE SOLICITATION NOTICE. A 60 day bid acceptance period will be required. A Bid bond must be submitted with the bid. Performance and Payment bonds will be required from the contractor receiving award. A pre-bid conference will be held at a date, time, and location to be provided in the solicitation announcement. The magnitude of construction is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. North American Industrial Classification Standard (NAICS) code assigned to this construction project is 236220 with a small business size standard of $36.5 million in average annual receipts for the past three (3) years. Bidders shall be registered at the Vendor Information Pages at www.vip.vetbiz.gov, in System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov, and have completed online Representations and Certifications at http://orca.bpn.gov prior to the solicitation due date. Bidders shall be registered with the NAICS code assigned to this acquisition.

J--VENTILATION DUCT CLEANING SERVICES- SAVAHCS BUILDING 57

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Southern Arizona Health Care System | Published August 21, 2015  -  Deadline September 16, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and written solicitation will not be issued. This combined synopsis/solicitation is issued as a RFQ solicitation number VA258-15-Q-0585. Submit written quotes only, oral offers will not be accepted. All firms or individuals responding must be registered with System for Award Management (SAM) and if applicable to received Veteran Owned status be verified in the vendor information pages database www.vetbiz.gov. This combined synopsis/solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. It is the contractor's responsibility to be familiar with applicable clauses and provisions. Clauses and provisions can be found at: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffar1.htm This procurement is being issued as a total small business set-aside. North American Industrial Classification Standard: 561790; Small Business Size Standard: $7.5 Million. Contractors are strongly urged to inspect the work area before providing a quote. The only site visit will be held on Wednesday September 2, 2015 at 0630. Interested vendors should register with the Contracting Officer no later than Tuesday September 1, 2015 by 1500. Contract Line Items: CLIN 0001 One-Time Cleaning of the air condition supply duct system and exhaust duct for the second floor of Building 57. Scope: The Contractor shall furnish all labor, materials, parts, equipment, tools, travel time, and transportation to provide a one- time cleaning to the air conditioning supply duct system and the exhaust duct for the second floor to building 57. This system supplies air into seventeen operating rooms (OR); and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit. Building 57 on the SAVAHCS campus is tasked with primarily surgery and recovery clinics it is imperative that the air in these areas is clean to prevent contamination. By cleaning the ductwork this will ensure both patients and staff have the cleanest possible environment. The duct system was last cleaned winter 2009. The scope of this project is for the cleaning of the HVAC ductwork and coils. The system includes air handler units, fan sections, turning vanes diffusers, and clean VAV/Heating coil units, duct starting at the air handler unit and ending at the supply diffusers, damper sections, and filter banks. System is total outside air with three filter banks between the outside air intake and the supply diffusers located in the OR units. The exhaust system includes the exhaust fan, exhaust duct, two exhausts grills per OR room, exhaust grills in each control rooms and the storage rooms. This equipment needs to be cleaned to ensure highest quality standards for patients and staff. Services to include: disconnect electrical energy to HVAC system per OSHA regulations, Lock Out/Tag Out equipment's power source, prepare work area by covering equipment & set containment, remove diffusers & hook up HEPA collector vac and ensure duct system is under negative pressure, take diffusers to an assigned area for cleaning, begin agitation of ductwork and move downstream, cleaning turning vanes, etc., repeat process for the return and exhaust ductwork, clean VAV/Heating Coil Units, replace diffusers and grilles, remove protective covering, reconnect energy & purge system. Contractor will provide during work active means to prevent airborne dust from dispersing into atmosphere, water mist work surfaces to control dust while cutting, contain construction waste before transport in tightly covered containers, and cover before transporting. Upon completion of project: Wipe work surfaces with disinfectant, contain waste before transport in tightly covered containers, wet mop and/or vacuum with HEPA filtered vacuum before leaving work area. WORK HOURS: Work must be performed during other than normal business hours 0500-1900 Monday through Friday. The Contractor shall work other than normal hours during this project due to not being able to shutdown surgery during the day time. Hours of operation will be from (2000-0400) Monday through Friday. The COR must approve any deviation from these hours and the contractor shall note all such deviations. No work shall be performed on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, or Federal Holidays without prior approval from the COR. The government reserves the right of refusal with no impact to the contract. WORK SCHEDULE: The Contractor shall submit a detailed schedule for maintenance with its quote for evaluation. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, 3601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723, building 57. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 10-01-2015 through 12-31-2015. WAGE DETERMINATIONS: WD 05-2024 (Rev.-20) was first posted on www.wdol.gov on 07/14/2015 The following FAR and VAAR Clauses Applies: 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (MAY 2015) 52.232-18 Availability of Funds (APR 1984) 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013) 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008) 852.215-71 Evaluation Factor Commitments (DEC 2009) 852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (DEC 2009) 001AL-11-15-A Limitations on Subcontracting - Monitoring and Compliance (JUNE 2011) Limitations on Subcontracting - Monitoring and Compliance This solicitation includes 852.219-10. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include this clause. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to contractor's offices where the contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the contractor's compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an "Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement" to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (NOV 2012) 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984) *Arizona The following FAR and VAAR provisions apply: 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Common Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (NOV 2014) 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror (NOV 2014) 852.270-1 Representatives of Contracting Officers (JAN 2008) 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (MAY 2015) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) 52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Mechanic $19.83 The clause at FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Complete only paragraph (j) of this provision if the annual representations and certificates have been completed electronically at System for Award Management (SAM) website. If the annual representations and certifications have not been completed electronically at the ORCA website, then only paragraphs (b) through (i) of this provision need to be completed. 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014) ADDENDUM TO FAR PROVISION 52.212-1, INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS QUOTE/PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS: Vendors shall provide supporting documentation to allow for thorough evaluation of quote. Additionally, the vendor shall fully explain their ability to meet the requirements from above. Quote shall specify the Total Price. Quotes will be evaluated for completeness. The Government intends to offer a firm-fixed price purchase order resulting from this combined synopsis/solicitation to the responsible vendor whose quote conforming to the synopsis/solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, technical price considered. Vendors shall submit firm-fixed pricing for all above requirements. Include commercial price lists if applicable. Include any applicable discounts to the Government. The provision at FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation -- Commercial Items EVALUATION PROCEDURES TO BE USED: A comparison of proposed firm-fixed price quotes received in response to the solicitation shall determine lowest overall price and the rating of non-priced factors will determine the contractor that represents the lowest price, technically acceptable offer to the government. Only one award will be made. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation by evaluating the following factors: " Price " Non-priced Factors - Technical and Past Performance Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) Offer: In order to be considered for award the following factors/sub factors must receive an "acceptable" rating in every non-price factor/sub factor: Non-price Factor 1: Technical (in accordance with CLIN requirements) Non-price Factor 2: Past Performance (as defined below) Technical: To meet the technical standards of this requirement the contractor must be certified and authorized to perform all services pertaining to this contract. The contractor will be required to provide documentation of such certifications with their submitted offer plus the availability of original manufacturer equipment (OEM or equivalent) for any/all repairs. Offerors should provide a narrative addressing its relevant technical capabilities and methodology for completing the requirements of this procurement in accordance with the Statement of Work. The following table describes the Technical Acceptable/Unacceptable Ratings: RATING DESCRIPTION Acceptable Proposal clearly meets the minimum requirements of the solicitation. Unacceptable Proposal does not clearly meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation. " Past Performance: Offerors shall provide evidence of satisfactory past performance within the last (3) three years from the date of issuance of this RFQ for (3) three projects of a similar scope to that described by this SOW. This information will be evaluated for relevance to this procurement in relation to Non-priced Factor 1. The past performance information may be retrieved from previous clients surveys and/or letters, performance awards, or other written documentation of past performance from previous clients. The following table describes the Past Performance Acceptable/Unacceptable Ratings: RATING DESCRIPTION Acceptable Based on the offeror's performance record, the Government has a reasonable expectation that the offeror will successfully perform the required effort, or the offeror's performance record is unknown (see note below). Unacceptable Based on the offeror's performance record, the Government has no reasonable expectation that the offeror will be able to successfully perform the required effort. SOLICITATION RESPONSES must be received no later than 11:00 am Mountain Daylight Time 09-16-2015 at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Contracting Section (9-90C), 3601 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85723. Quotes received after the submission deadline will not be considered. Mail or e-mail response to Lillian.Sepulveda@va.gov. An official representative of your company shall submit the quote. The government shall not reimburse respondents for any costs associated with submission of the information being requested or reimburse expenses incurred to interested parties for responses to this solicitation. The government reserves the right to cancel this solicitation, either before or after the closing date. Point of Contact: L. Danielle Sepulveda, Contracting Officer, Ph. 520-629-4614; e-mail: Lillian.Sepulveda@va.gov.

J--Autodesk Software Revit Software Training

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Connecticut Health Care System | Published February 17, 2015  -  Deadline March 4, 2015
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Supplement A Autodesk Revit Training VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS) - West Haven Campus The scope for this project is to provide training for VA employees on Autodesk Revit software. The employees requiring training include engineers, engineering technicians, and electrical, plumbing, and Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) shop staff. I. BACKGROUND VA Connecticut has a contract with others to develop an Autodesk Revit model representing the Mechanical systems in numerous buildings on the West Haven and Newington campuses. The contract includes the development of a 3D model of the Domestic water, HVAC Duct steam, chilled water and chiller condensate drains, fire alarms, sprinkler, sanitary lines and risers. II. SCOPE OF WORK A. Project Scope and Objectives: The project objectives of the VA are as follows: 1. The Training Contractor shall work closely with the VA training staff through the planning and course design phases to ensure coordination with various VA staff. The on-site West Haven campus classroom location shall be coordinated with the VA training staff. The dates of training, lengths of training and number of staff that can be accommodated shall be coordinated with VA training staff. 2. The Training Contractor shall review the Revit files delivered by others to understand the extent and format of the VA Autodesk Revit models. 3. The Training Contractor shall review the requirements for each type of user to understand the training requirements needed for each type of VA Autodesk Revit user: Casual Users (approximately 20 VA staff): 1. Should be able to access Revit MEP data. 2. Should be able to download 3D Revit files, and 2D Autocad files for contractors, others, self. 3. Should be able to print out drawings of MEPs with architectural drawings behind. 4. Should be able to Include Revit BIM requirements in their scopes of work for projects to be sure deliverables meet format requirements of our model. 5. Should not be able to make changes to the model. Expert Users (approximately 5 VA staff): 1. Should be able to perform all of the casual users tasks outlined above. 2. Should be able to upload Autodesk Revit information provided by A/E firms for construction projects. 3. Should be able to upload Autodesk Revit information provided by in-house shops for in-house projects. 4. Should be able to update, and change existing data as more information becomes available. For example if the shops do some investigation and provide additional, or more accurate information. 5. Should be able to discuss and describe Autodesk Revit formatting needs to A/E firms so that they provide project information in the correct format. 6. Should be able to discuss and describe Autodesk Revit needs to management. 7. Should be able to give presentations using Autodesk Revit for proposed renovations, improvements to systems, etc. III. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES A. A Pre-proposal Meeting of the Training Contractors , VA Engineering staff, the VA training staff, the VA Contracting Officer and the COTR will be held prior to preparation of the Training Contractor's proposal. B. After award of a Task Order and issuance of the Notice to Proceed, the Training Contractor will coordinate all site visits through the COTR. A copy of the COTR's authorized duties and responsibilities will be provided with the Notice to proceed. C. All Training Contractor personnel, their sub-contractors and representatives visiting VA sites will be required to sign in upon arrival and sign out upon leaving. Each visiting individual will be required to enter their name, their company's name, VA project title, date, reason for the visit, and the times of arrival and departure. IV. MATERIAL TO BE PROVIDED TO THE TRAINING CONTRACTOR BY THE VA A. The VA Engineering service shall provide the Training Contractor with copies of the Autodesk Revit models to review and use as a basis for training. V. DELIVERABLES The Training Contractor shall develop and provide to the VA the following: A. On-site training for 20 VA staff with varying needs for use of the Autodesk Revit models. B. Within 10 working days of the completion of initial training, reference materials for VA staff to access outlining details of the training. C. Within 15 working days of the completion of initial training, a recommendation for follow-up training, if required.

Y--580-321 Build Parking Garage A

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published April 5, 2016  -  Deadline May 20, 2016
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THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES. The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas, has a requirement titled "Construct Parking Garage A" for project number 580-321, per issue for construction Drawings and Specifications. This acquisition will be solicited pursuant to the Veterans' First Public Law 109-461 as a 100% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (SDVOSB). At least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel shall be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible SDVOSB concerns. Additionally, this acquisition will be awarded in accordance with FAR Part 15.101-2 Lowest price technically acceptable source selection process. The evaluation factors and significant sub factors that establish acceptability will be set forth in the solicitation.. Please do not send questions to this notice as it is only a Pre-Solicitation Notice. Questions will be accepted only after the solicitation has been published. A Firm-Fixed Price construction contract award is anticipated. Contractor shall furnish all supervision, labor, material, tools, and equipment to construct a new parking garage. Work includes general construction, roads alterations, walks, grading, drainage, mechanical and electrical work, utility systems, elevators, necessary removal/demolition of an existing structure, asbestos and lead abatement, construction, and certain other items as required by provided construction documents. The period of performance will be 365 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed. Solicitation documents, including specifications and drawings, will be available electronically on or about April 20, 2016, on this website. Hard copies will not be mailed. The solicitation will be issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP). INTERESTED PARTIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONS INCLUDING POSTING OF THE SOLICITATION AND ANY AMENDMENTS. ADDITIONALLY, OFFERORS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE SITE FREQUENTLY AS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AMENDMENTS TO THE SOLICITATION NOTICE. A 90 day proposal acceptance period will be required. A Bid bond must be submitted with the bid. Performance and Payment bonds will be required from the contractor receiving award. A pre-proposal conference is currently scheduled for April 26, 2016. The pre-proposal site visit date/time will be confirmed once the solicitation is published. The magnitude of construction is between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000. North American Industrial Classification Standard (NAICS) code assigned to this construction project is 236220 with a small business size standard of $36.5 million in average annual receipts for the past three (3) years. Offerors shall be registered at the Vendor Information Pages at www.vip.vetbiz.gov, in System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov, and have completed online Representations and Certifications at http://orca.bpn.gov prior to the solicitation due date. Offerors shall be registered with the NAICS code assigned to this acquisition.

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

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

General Services Administration (GSA) seeks to lease the following space: Solicitation Number: 6LA0262

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published August 25, 2016  -  Deadline August 29, 2016
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  General Services Administration (GSA) seeks to lease the following space:   State: Louisiana City: Shreveport Delineated Area: North:  I-20 East:    Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway South:  East 70th Street / West 70th Street West:    Hearne Avenue (see delineated area map below) Minimum Sq. Ft. (ABOA): 8,970 Maximum Sq. Ft. (ABOA): 8,970 Space Type: Office Parking Spaces (Total): 20 Parking Spaces (Surface): 0 Parking Spaces (Structured): 0 Parking Spaces (Reserved): 20 Full Term: 12 Years Firm Term: 7 years Option Term: n/a Additional Requirements: The Space shall be located in a modern quality Building of sound and substantial construction with a facade of stone, marble, brick, stainless steel, aluminum or other permanent materials in good condition and acceptable to the GSA Lease Contracting Officer.  If not a new Building, the Space offered shall be in a Building that has undergone, or will complete by occupancy, modernization or adaptive reuse for the Space with modern conveniences.   Location •·         Building shall not be located in the immediate vicinity of any facilities identified as "hazardous materials transportation/storage facilities."  Examples of hazardous locations include facilities with potential environmental threats, such as fuel storage areas, gas stations, chemical manufacturing facilities, etc., as well as railroad lines transporting hazardous material.  It is preferred that the proposed building not be located near facilities such as day care centers, schools, hospitals and religious/rehabilitation/social service centers. •·         Building shall not be located near Public Defenders, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or Probation Offices. •·         Space will not be considered where parking located under the building is open to the general public.     Building/Layout •·         Offered space must be contiguous and located on the second floor or higher; •·         All windows shall have 7mil fragment retention film; •·         One elevator shall be equipped with override control; •·         Space configuration shall be conducive to an efficient layout. Consideration for an efficient layout will include, but not be limited to, the following: size and location of interior fire (support) walls, size and number of columns, column placement, bay depths, window size and placement, convector size and placement, electrical and telephone accessibility, any angles, curves or offsets that will result in an efficient use of space. •·         The building must be able to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and meet certain security requirements as set forth in the Interagency Security Committee Standards and the Department of Justice Security Standards.   •·         Action: Choose whether or not a fully serviced lease is required.  Also choose 100 year floodplain unless requirement is identified by agency as a critical action. •·         Offered space must meet Government requirements for fire safety, accessibility, seismic and sustainability standards per the terms of the Lease. •·          A fully serviced lease is required.  •·         Offered space shall not be in the 100 year flood plain.    The U.S. Government currently occupies office and related space in a building under lease in Shreveport, LA that will be expiring.  The Government is considering alternative space if economically advantageous.  In making this determination, the Government, will consider, among other things, the availability of alternative space that potentially can satisfy the Government's requirements, as well as costs likely to be incurred through relocating, such as physical move costs, replication of tenant improvements and telecommunication infrastructure, and non-productive agency downtime.                           Delineated Area: To receive consideration, submitted properties must be located within the delineated area which is bounded by the following roads.  Properties fronting any of the following roads are considered to be within the delineated area.   A map of the delineated area is provided for further clarification of the boundaries:       Expression of Interest Submission Instructions/Requirements: Please provide the following basic information and descriptions pertaining to the building you propose for consideration.    All submissions should include the following information: •(1)          Name of owner; •(2)          Address or locational description of the building; •(3)          Age of building; •(4)          Total existing gross square feet of building and gross square feet per floor; •(5)          Site plan depicting the building and parking; •(6)          Floor plan and gross square feet of proposed space; •(7)          Identification of on-site parking; •(8)          A map demonstrating the building lies within the delineated area; •(9)          FEMA map evidencing that the property lies outside the 100-year floodplain; •(10)       Evidence of ownership, if building submitted by owner.  Non-Owners (e.g. brokers) must provide evidence of authority granted by property owner to submit the property; and •(11)       Any information related to title issues, easements, or restrictions on the use of the building. •(12)       A description of any planned land development or construction which will affect the building including neighboring projects and road/utility line construction.   Action: for fbo postings, insert the following language only for potential sole source succeeding lease actions.  Delete for procurement summary page. Action: For FBO postings, delete "offers due;" for procurement summary, keep "offers due" and delete "(estimated)" from dates. Expressions of Interest Due: August 29, 2016 Market Survey (Estimated): Mid-September 2016 RLP Initial Offers Due (Estimated): Mid-October 2016 Occupancy (Estimated): January  2017   Send Expressions of Interest via email to: Name/Title: Lorena Jewart, GSA Broker Representative Address: 3210 Grace Street, NW, Ste. 100 Washington, D.C. 20007 Office: 202-652-4197 Email Address: ljewart@ppwashdc.com Copying: Name/Title: Megan  Shulin, GSA Broker Representative Address: 3210 Grace Street, NW, Ste. 100 Washington, D.C. 20007 Office: 202-417-3621 Email Address: mshulin@ppwashdc.com   Government Contact Contracting Officer Representative Jaquolene Forys, General Services Administration Broker Lorena Jewart, Public Properties Megan Shulin, Public Properties  

Multiple Award IDIQ Term Contract for General Construction Services in Western PA Counties

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published May 3, 2016  -  Deadline May 19, 2016
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This is a synopsis of an upcoming solicitation, but is not yet a solicitation.  The General Services Administration (GSA), Mid-Atlantic Region 3, Public Building Services (PBS), Ac-quisition Management Division, intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Contract for Repair and Alteration construction services supporting Government owned and leased facilities throughout Western Pennsylvania Counties and surrounding areas including; Erie, Craw-ford, Mercer, Lawrence, Beaver, Washington, Greene, Fayette, Westmoreland, Allegheny, Butler, Armstrong, Clar-ion, Venango, Warren, Forest, Jefferson, Indiana, Somerset, Cambria, Clearfield Elk, Cameron, and McKean; as well as, Ohio County, West Virginia. GSA Region 3 PBS intends to award no less than four, but no more than six, IDIQ contract awards for a base ordering period of one year, with four additional one-year option periods, not to exceed a total of five years. Each awardee will be guaranteed a minimum of $2,500.00 for the base year only. The total value of all awarded contracts (base year and four option periods) shall not exceed the Maximum Ordering Limit (MOL) of $6,000,000.00. Typical task orders may range from $2,500.00 to $200,000.00, and there is no ordering limit for any given period so long it does not exceed the MOL. The annual requirements for all task orders are anticipated to have a total award amount between $800,000.00 and $1,200,000.00, and will be competed amongst all awardees. The scope of the contract will be to provide: 1) construction services, including, but not limited to: a. general office renovation; b. interior construction; c. exterior construction repair; d. general repair and alteration work; e. installation of new and the alteration of existing power panels; f. carpet and carpet tile replacement; g. painting; h. HVAC duct work modification; i. modification of existing building fire sprinkler systems; j. plastering and plaster repair work; k. sidewalk repairs/replacement; l. asphalt/concrete paving; m. ability to provide asbestos assessments and any environmental remediation work such as mold remediation, asbestos abatement, or lead abatement; 2) alteration services, including, but not limited to: a. electrical, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, mechanical, architectural, landscaping, storm drain-age, exterior restoration, waterproofing, re-pointing, cleaning, and sealing; b. roofing involving installation, repair and alteration, and removal; c. and paving relevant to property and roads owned, leased or otherwise under the control of GSA, or other authorized Federal agencies; andd. other task order related work; and3) In addition, design work incidental to construction, as well as design/build work, are included. This procurement will be a total small business set-aside. In accordance with FAR 19.502-4(1) and Section 1331 of Public Law 111-240 (15 U.S.C. 644(r)) the Contracting Officer has elected to reserve two (2) contracts; one (1) for an 8(a) business development participant, and one (1) for a Services Disabled Veteran Owned Small Busi-ness, The applicable NAICS code is 236220 (Commercial and Institutional Building Construction). The annual small business size standard is $36.5 million. The contracts will be awarded utilizing the following process:1. Award to two (2) offerors regardless of socioeconomic status2. Award to one (1) 8(a) concern, less the number of 8(a)s awarded in step 13. Award to one (1) SDVOSB concern, less the number of SDVOSB concerns awarded in step 1 and 24. Award the remaining contracts, no less than 4 but not to exceed 6 total contracts regardless of socioeco-nomic status. Multiple reservations may be fulfilled by one award, if the awardee represents one or more of the socioeconomic concerns. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with FAR Part 15 source selection procedures. Firm fixed price contracts will be awarded to the firms offering the best value to the Government. Non-price technical evaluation factors are significantly more important than price. The Government may or may not hold discussions on technical proposals (except clarifications as described in FAR 15.306(a)); therefore, the Offeror's initial proposal should contain the Offeror's best terms from a technical standpoint. The Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if the Contracting Officer later determines them to be necessary. The non-price evaluation factors for this solicitation are listed, in descending order of importance, as follows: 1. Management Plan 2. Corporate Experience 3. Past Performance Interested offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration is available at https://www.sam.gov, or by contacting the SAM Service Desk at http://www.fds.gov. Interested offerors are re-quired to submit their representations and certifications through the SAM website. Again, this notice is not a solicitation. The solicitation is anticipated to be issued on or around May 12, 2016. All information, amendments and questions concerning this solicitation will be electronically posted at the following web page: http://www.fbo.gov. The solicitation and associated information will be available from the FBO site mentioned above. No telephone requests will be accepted. This solicitation is not a sealed bid, and there will not be a formal public bid opening. All inquiries must be in writing, via email, to the persons specified in the solicitation. All answers will be provided in writing and will be available on the aforementioned FBO posting. DISCLAIMER: The official solicitation package and technical specifications will be located on the official govern-ment web page, and the Government is not liable for information furnished by any other source. Amendments, if/when issued, will be posted to the FBO site for electronic downloading. This will normally be the only method of distributing amendments prior to closing. Therefore, it is the offeror's responsibility to check the website periodically for any amendments to the solicitation. Websites are occasionally inaccessible due to various reasons. The Gov-ernment is not responsible for any loss of Internet connectivity or for an offeror's inability to access the documents posted on the referenced web pages. Offerors will not be reimbursed for proposal submittal expenses.

INDEFINITE QUANTITY CONTRACT FOR ARCHITECT-ENGINEER SERVICES

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

J--Service Contract for Generator Maintenance

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Connecticut Health Care System | Published March 25, 2015  -  Deadline March 31, 2015
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SECTION A A.1 SF 1449 SOLICITATION/CONTRACT/ORDER FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS Table of Contents SECTION A 1 A.1 SF 1449 SOLICITATION/CONTRACT/ORDER FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS 1 SECTION B - CONTINUATION OF SF 1449 BLOCKS 3 B.1 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA 3 B.2 LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING-- MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUN 2011) 3 B.3 SUBCONTRACTING COMMITMENTS--MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUN 2011) 4 B.4 Price/Cost Schedule 13 Item Information 13 SECTION C - CONTRACT CLAUSES 14 C.1 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) 14 C.2 VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) 14 C.3 VAAR 852.215-71 EVALUATION FACTOR COMMITMENTS (DEC 2009) 14 C.4 VAAR 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) 14 C.5 VAAR 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES (APR 1984) 15 C.6 VAAR 852.211-70 SERVICE DATA MANUALS, MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT (JAN 2008) 16 C.7 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEC 2014) 16 SECTION D - CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS, OR ATTACHMENTS 21 SECTION E - SOLICITATION PROVISIONS 22 E.1 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) 22 E.2 52.225-25 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES ENGAGING IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OR TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO IRAN-REPRESENTATION AND CERTIFICATIONS (DEC 2012) 22 E.3 VAAR 852.215-70 SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED AND VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS EVALUATION FACTORS (DEC 2009) 23 E.4 VAAR 852.270-1 REPRESENTATIVES OF CONTRACTING OFFICERS (JAN 2008) 23 E.5 VAAR 852.273-70 LATE OFFERS (JAN 2003) 24 E.6 VAAR 852.273-74 AWARD WITHOUT EXCHANGES (JAN 2003) 24 E.7 52.212-2 EVALUATION-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014) 24 SECTION B - CONTINUATION OF SF 1449 BLOCKS B.1 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA (continuation from Standard Form 1449, block 18A.) 1. Contract Administration: All contract administration matters will be handled by the following individuals: a. CONTRACTOR: b. GOVERNMENT: Contracting Officer 00241 Lorrie Baines VA Connecticut 950 Campbell Avenue West Haven CT 06516 2. CONTRACTOR REMITTANCE ADDRESS: All payments by the Government to the contractor will be made in accordance with: [X] 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System For Award Management, or [] 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party 3. INVOICES: Invoices shall be submitted in arrears: a. Quarterly [] b. Semi-Annually [] c. Other [x] Monthly 4. GOVERNMENT INVOICE ADDRESS: All Invoices from the contractor shall be submitted electronically in accordance with VAAR Clause 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests. Submitted electronically as per VAAR Clause 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Request ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF AMENDMENTS: The offeror acknowledges receipt of amendments to the Solicitation numbered and dated as follows: AMENDMENT NO DATE B.2 LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING-- MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUN 2011) This solicitation includes FAR 52.219-4 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HubZone Small Business Concerns. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include this clause. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to contractor's offices where the contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the contractor's compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an "Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement" to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. (End of Clause) B.3 SUBCONTRACTING COMMITMENTS--MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUN 2011) This solicitation includes VAAR 852.215-70, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors, and VAAR 852.215-71, Evaluation Factor Commitments. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include these clauses. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) to assist in assessing contractor compliance with the subcontracting commitments incorporated into the contract. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to the contractor's business records or other proprietary data to review such business records regarding contract compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an "Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement" to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor compliance with the subcontracting commitments. (End of Clause) STATEMENT OF WORK For VA Connecticut Healthcare System - 689-15-2-4829-0041 Diesel Electric Generators - Preventative Maintenance Contract at the West Haven and Newington Facilities 1. SCOPE. The intent of this Contract is for the vendor to perform scheduled preventative maintenance and as needed Emergency and non-emergent repairs to the listed Emergency Electrical Generators at both the West Haven and Newington Connecticut campuses. This Contract does not guarantee the vendor the exclusive right to make any and all repairs. The VA retains the right to obtain emergent and non-emergent from other sources. Contractor shall maintain in good operating condition the generators listed in the contract, Schedule A / Schedule B. The equipment is located at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System 950 Campbell Ave. West Haven CT 06516 and additionally 555 Willard Ave. Newington, CT 06111. All Preventative Maintenance and Repairs will be coordinated through the COR assigned by the VA for both the West Haven and Newington Campus. 2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. 2.1. COMPLIANCE. The contractor shall be fully responsible for compliance with all VA, local, state, and Federal environmental/occupational safety laws, rules and regulations. The contractor shall follow life and safety codes, and take necessary actions to avoid conditions that may be hazardous to the health and safety of hospital personnel and patients. The contractor is responsible for meeting all applicable OSHA and VA guidelines for safe working processes; example: lockout/tagout. All work for the duration of the contract shall be performed by certified trained technicians specific for that task(s) shall carry certificates of competency form Caterpillar™ Inc in order to be authorized to effect maintained and repairs to all generators listed in Attachment A and B . 2.2. WORKING HOURS. Preventive maintenance work shall be performed on weekdays, excluding Federal holidays, during the hospital's regular weekday working hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Federal holidays observed may be exchanged for contractor observed day, only on a one-for-one basis, requested by the contractor and subject to approval by the Contracting Officer. 2.3 SERVICE CALLS; NOTIFICATION AND RESPONSE TIME. The contractor must provide an emergency telephone number for purposes of accepting service calls, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, an answering machine is not acceptable. Facilities Management Service (FMS) will notify the contractor of equipment malfunction, the nature of the malfunction, and the availability of the equipment. The contractor shall be on-site to make repairs within Two Hours of the originating call. The contractor shall restore the equipment to full performance within 24 hours of the originating call and/or have the capability to provide a portable emergency generator of equal capacity. Charges to the VA for generator rental shall originate only upon prior approval being granted by the Contracting Officer, (CO) or their designee, an estimate of a Rental charge shall be included with the bid. 2.4. PARTS. This contract, and the applicable firm-fixed prices listed in the contract. The firm-fixed prices does include any/all required oil filters, air filters, water filters, lubricants additives, shop towels and the like. Full performance is defined as; all defective parts have been replaced with parts will be original OEM parts to meet the manufacturer's original performance specifications or latest up-grade as per the manufacturer. The contractor is responsible to have in-stock or have the ability to provide all necessary parts, components, assemblies, modules and equipment to restore any malfunctioning equipment to full performance within 24 hours of the originating call or provide a rental portable emergency generator of equal capacity to stand by until the above conditions are met. The contractor shall supply and bear the cost of all parts, lubricants, cleaning supplies and tools required for preventive maintenance and, as a result of normal wear and tear, restore equipment to full performance. NOTE: Parts, considered to be the manufacturer's recommended parts, are to be replaced in the course of a recommended preventive maintenance inspection. All parts shall meet the original manufacturer's design specification. Lubricants shall meet manufacturer's specifications and have prior VA approval for use. Contractor shall turn over to the VA all non-repairable parts. The contractor may keep all repairable components. Any reconditioned components utilized to make repairs must meet manufacturer's specifications, be noted on the service slip and have a 1 year parts and labor warranty. Use of a reconditioned part may only be used with the concurrence and approval of the Veteran's Administration. The contractor may keep all repairable components. 2.5. CONFIRMATION OF REPAIR WORK. All completed repairs must be confirmed and approved by FMS, during regular hospital working hours, 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday excluding Federal Holidays. After regular working hours, weekends, and holidays, the CO may approve equipment available for use after repairs have been made. The COR will confirm and approve all after-hour emergency repairs during the next normal working day. 2.6. MAINTENANCE, INSPECTIONS, AND TESTS. Inspections will be scheduled during the timeframe of February - April and September - November of the contract year. Prior to scheduled month of service, the contractor will provide the CO / COR a schedule of the weekdays this service is to be performed, for his approval. The CO / COR shall have the authority to reschedule this service within twenty-four (24) hours of scheduled time due to emergency and/or prior weather situations. Contractor shall perform the required Preventative Maintenance Services as determined by the Manufacturers current requirements and inspect, adjust, lubricate, clean, repair and test all diesel generators and there associated equipment to ensure safe reliable service within all tolerances as required by manufacturer's specifications. All parts used shall be of the original manufacturer's design and specification or equal thereto. All malfunctioning parts shall be replaced immediately to prevent undue down time and to ensure safe operation. NOTE: Upon discovery of malfunctioning part, the CO / COR or their designee shall be immediately notified for approval of repairs. Contractor is to conduct an Annual Facility Wide test to be scheduled during the timeframe which will occur accordingly to the VA's requirements. West Haven VA: normally the Third Sunday of September between the hours of 7:00am - 11:00am, this date may change due to any and all needs of the VA, if changed advanced notice will be given to the Contractor. Contractor will provide (2) Technicians with separate vehicles that will stay on station the whole test for support and operation of Emergency Generators. Newington VA: normally during the month of September between the hours of 7:00am - 11:00am on a weekend, this date may change due to any and all needs of the VA, if changed advanced notice will be given to the Contractor. Contractor will provide (2) Technicians with separate vehicles that will stay on station the whole test for support and operation of Emergency Generators. For the contract base year, this period shall be 4 hours. Additionally there will be testing of Generators that do not meet the required minimum 30% required load per the NFPA, these generators will be scheduled to be tested accordingly during the Month of October, this will be during the weekends at both Campuses and coordinated between the Contractor and the COR. Annual load bank testing shall include 30 minutes at 30%, 30 minutes at 50%, and 60 minutes at 75%. Testing to include load bank equipment, hookup, testing and a full report of test must be submitted to the COR within 5 days of completion of test. Any discrepancies to be noted on test report with recommendations. 2.7. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICE. Annual and semi-annual preventive maintenance shall be performed per manufacturer's recommendations, VA Specifications and requirements and shall meet applicable NFPA 110 standards in force, and shall include the following, but not limited to: change engine oil, change governor oil, change oil filters, clean oil strainers, and where applicable clean scavenging pump screens. Visually inspect governor for leaks, lubricate governor linkage, change oil in governor, lubricate governor synchronizing motor, clean slip rings and/or commutator, lubricate overspeed switch, check diode heat sinks, lubricate generator, inspect to ensure brushes are free, inspect all wiring, visually inspect voltage regulators, synchronizer and all relays, contactors and circuit breakers. Inspect water heaters and controls. Visually inspect cooling system for leaks, pressure test radiator cap, and check and adjust drive belts, replace water filters, visually inspect cooling tower, lubricate fan bearings, lubricate motor bearings, and adjust drive belts. Visually inspect exhaust system for leaks and drain condensation. Inspect and lubricate day tank float switch, replace fuel filters. Inspect for leaks, drain water from traps, drain day strainers, clean sediment bowl, check for water in fuel. Inspect batteries, check water level and clean terminals and posts and coat with inhibitor. Clean crankcase filters (impingement-type only), replace all dry-type air intake filters, clean all oil bath air filters and replace with clean oil. Items listed may not be applicable to each generator set, and manufacturer's recommendations shall be followed when applicable. A) Engine - Visual inspection of all components. Check fan and governor belts, adjust as needed. B) Oil System - Change Engine oil and filters annually on all engines Perform engine oil analysis annually, six months after the annual oil change. Submit written oil analysis report to the VA. Provide recycling information for all oil exchanged for record Lubricate battery charging generator or alternator, starter and governor. Service/change air filter per manufacturers recommended service intervals. C) Cooling System - Test anti-freeze/coolant solution and top off as needed to maintain manufacturer's recommendations. Change antifreeze/coolant solution when required by manufacturer's recommendations. Check all hoses and system components for pliability and leaks. Check engine block heater and associated connections, both electrical, hoses and piping. Check cooling fins, solenoids and louver operation. Clean cooling fins by vacuum, air and pressure wash as needed. D) Fuel System - Check, clean and replace fuel filters per manufacturer's recommendations. Check fuel pump and pressure. Check fuel sediment bowl/filter, fuel pump primer, hoses and connections. Check fuel solenoid. Check day tank for proper operation, including electrical and mechanical pumps, secondary containment and alarms. E) Battery - Check condition of batteries; add water on ones as needed. Check connections and clean terminals as required. Check for proper voltage. Check charging system F) Starting System - Check starting solenoid, started and charging rate. G) Electrical - Check control panel relays, wiring and terminals. Check solid state relay and boards Check voltage regulator. Check output voltage and frequency. H) Operating Checks - Test run Generator and checks the following under load for a minimum of 30 minutes: AC Voltage, Frequency, and all instrumentation for proper operation. (Vendor will need to schedule this with the VA during the Normal Monthly Generator tests.) Record readings on a form adaptable to the VA. Conduct Safety tests on overspeed, low oil pressure, high water temperature and other Safeties as per manufacturer's recommendations. J) Annual Cleaning of Equipment - The Contractor will annually clean the Generator and associated room; this will be done using biodegradable cleaning solution, vacuuming and dusting this will include the Generator and Cabinet assemblies and Building floor areas, contractor will remove all cleaning materials and waste when complete. K) Air Filter Walls - Air Filter walls will be required to be changed for GB#1 and GB#2 at the West Haven Campus. 2.8. PERFORMANCE AND TESTING. Each emergency generator, after completion of maintenance, shall be operated by the contractor, witnessed by a representative of the VA, to ensure all components meet required standards as outlined in manufacturer's specifications. All components and controls shall be checked and adjusted if necessary. This testing shall include but not be limited to: testing lube oil pressure safety, overspeed safety, all pre-alarms, shutdown alarms, overcranking, low fuel alarm, adjust voltage and frequency, test delay cooldown, R.P.M., check for noises and leaks. 2.9. DOCUMENTATION OF SERVICES PERFORMED. At the conclusion of the inspection period, the contractor shall submit a report to the COR indicating the elements of the inspection performed, findings, and recommendations (if applicable). This report shall be submitted in the form of a checklist or manufacturer performance service slip, provided all requested information is supplied. All repair work shall be documented when service is completed. The repairman must indicate on his repair ticket the specific action taken, all parts replaced, hours of labor required, and travel time. The equipment serviced must be identified clearly by name and location. Upon completion of service, Engineering will sign the service ticket. After regular working hours and on weekends and holidays, the contractor shall deliver all service slips to FMS. 2.10. CLEANUP. The contractor shall be responsible for cleaning of the work area and equipment upon completion of work. All diesel engines shall be wiped free of oil and grease. The diesel room floor area shall be swept clean. All accumulated rubbish shall be removed daily. All fuel oil, lubrication, and any other material substance creating an unsafe operating area shall be removed daily. The contractor shall be responsible for the proper disposal of all hazardous materials as a result of this contract. All used oil or petroleum products shall be removed by the contractor upon completion of work and be reclaimed per DEP and EPA requirements. 2.11. SPECIAL TOOLS. The contractor shall provide all tools, testing equipment for disassembly, assembly, and adjusting, calibrating and other work as required for the performance of this contract. 2.12. OVER AND ABOVE REPAIR. Upon discovery of a malfunctioning part (other than oil filters, air filters, and water filters) the contractor shall immediately notify the CO/COR or their designee. The repair job shall not be initiated until approval is obtained from the CO. Charges for repair, labor and parts shall originate only when required and upon prior approval being granted by the VA. At the VA's option the contractor may be requested to provide a price quotation for the repair job. The VA has sole discretion to select the contractor who will provide these repair services. 2.13. CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES. Contractors Service Technicians shall be "Factory Trained and Factory Certified" by Caterpillar™ and fully experienced in all aspects of maintenance and repair of diesel engines and generators of the type at VA Connecticut and shall have appropriate state trade licenses. Technicians will be OSHA 10 Certified; Contractor will present all required certification upon award of contract. Contractor personnel shall present a neat appearance and be easily recognized as contractor employees. Example: wearing of distinctive clothing such as uniform, badges, patches, etc. 2.14 Contractor Site Specific Safety Plan. The Contractor prior to award of contract will deliver a "Site Specific Safety Plan" for each Campus to be reviewed and approved by the VA Safety Office. This will include, but not be limited to training documentation and licensing. 2.14. ESCORT AND CHECK-IN. All contractor personnel working onsite at the VA facility shall check in and out at Engineering Offices during normal days and working hours, Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm, afterhours, weekends and Holidays at the Boiler Plant. Access to work areas, and performance monitoring, will be provided by VAMC FMS shop personnel. EVIDENCE OF COVERAGE Before commencing work under this contract, the Contractor shall furnish to the Contracting Officer a certificate of insurance from its insurance company. The certificate of insurance shall indicating that insurance coverage outlined in the "Contractor's Responsibilities" clause and "Workmen's' Compensation" clause has been obtained, and that such coverage may not be changed or canceled unless thirty (30) days written notice is provided to the Contracting Officer. Any and all questions must be submitted to the Contracting Officer Representative in Writing. Robert.Palazzi@va.gov 2930932-5711 x 3817 INVENTORYOFEMMISSIONUNITSVACTWESTHAVENCAMPUS GENERATORENGINEINFORMATION CT-DEP# EMU-003 EMU-004 EMU-005 EMU-006 EMU-009 EMU-007 EMU-008 EMU-009 EMU-010 VAUnit# MobileUnit #2 30 32 GB1-1 GB1-2 GB2-1 GB2-2 MobileUnit #1 MobileUnit #3 PMI# Location Bldg.16 Bldg.30 Bldg.32 Bldg.GB1 Bldg.GB1 Bldg.GB2 Bldg.GB2 MobileUnit #1 MobileUnit #3 AreaServed BoilerPlant B1,ICU's B#1OR area,SICU, &MICU B#1& Elevators B#1& Elevators B#2 B#2 Portable Portable Eng.Manf. BlueStar Caterpillar Caterpillar Caterpillar Caterpillar Caterpillar Caterpillar BlueStar Kohler Eng.Mdl. No. TD350-1 C27 7C1299 3512 3512 3512 3512 TD350-1 150REZT Eng.Ser. No. B5000-2 MJE01929 23703698 23703698 1KZ01040 24Z07327 24Z07326 B5000-1 11010437 Gen.No. SR4B Date 2013 2010 1993 1996 1996 1996 1996 2013 2013 Fuel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Max.FuelUseRate(gal/hr) 20 56.9 70.7 70.7 70.7 70.7 kW 350 750 750 1,100 1,100 1,100 1,100 350 150 kVA Voltage 208/480 480 480 480 480 480 480 208/480 208/480 RPM 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 BHP TestingRun(min/month) 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ActualAnnualFuelUse 640 790 1041 1041 1041 1041 PermitNo. NoPermitReq'dDuetoAge P-203-40-0042 P-0056 P-0056 P-0054 P-0054 Hrs. Permittedfor 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 AnnualLoadbankRequiredY/N Y Y Y N N N N Y Y GPLPE#/ 203-0063- 203-0063- 203-0063- 203-0063- 203-0063- 203-0063- 203-0063- 203-0063- 203-0063- Registration GLPE/203- GLPE/203- GLPE/203- GLPE/203- GLPE/203- GLPE/203- GLPE/203- GLPE/203- GLPE/203- # 0063-5127 0063-5127 0063-5127 0063-5127 0063-5127 0063-5127 0063-5127 0063-5127 0063-5127 INVENTORYOFEMMISSIONUNITSVACTNEWINGTONCAMPUS GENERATORENGINEINFORMATION CT-DEP# EMU-005 EMU-006 EMU-008 EMU-009 EMU-010 EMU-011 VAUnit# 6A 7 9 10 11 MobileUnit #1 PMI# 6115-0006 6115-0007 Location Bldg.3 Bldg.3 Bldg.11 Bldg.2W Bldg.2E MobileUnit #1 AreaServed BoilerPlantArea B1,B3,B4 &B33 FirePumpsB1&B11 B2W B2E Portable Eng.Manf. Generacc Cummings DetroitDiesel Cummings Cummings BlueStar Eng.Mdl. No. D6.7.1 KTA-1150- GC 12U92 NT-885-G6 KTA-38G1 TD350?01 Eng.Ser. No. DJ2610 31117774 DB-18229 11784621 33131847 B?5000?3 Date 2011 1980 1994 1996 1997 2013 Fuel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Max.FuelUseRate(gal/hr) 13.5 25 43.5 20.4 54.9 15.8 kW 175 294 500 275 750 350 kVA 219 437.5 Voltage 120/208 120/208 120/208 277/480 277/480 277/480 RPM 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 BHP 280 394 670 435 1135 547 TestingRun(min/month) 30 30 30 30 30 30 ActualUse(min/month) 30 30 30 30 30 30 InstalledProjectNo. 627-033 91-109/116 627-032E 627-032E EE88658 PermitNo. NoPermitReq'dDuetoAge NoPermitReq'dDuetoAge 127-0047 127-0048 127-0046 Hrs. Permittedfor NotRequired NoRequired 110 110 110 Coolant Capacity(GAL) 12.2 17 45 11 42.5 21.2 AnnualLoadbankRequiredY/N Y Y Y Y Y Y B.4 Price/Cost Schedule Item Information ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 1 Service Contract for Generator Maintenance at West Haven and Newington campuses, FY 2015, April 1, 2015 thru March 31, 2016 12.00 MO __________________ __________________ 2 GENERATOR MAINTENANCE REPAIRS (FUEL LINES, COOLANT HOSES, T-STATS AND COOLANT) BUILDING ONE - GENERATOR #1 MODEL# CAT 3512 S/N 24Z07331 BUILDING ONE - GENERATOR #2 MODEL# CAT 3512 S/N CMJ00555 BUILDI 1.00 JB __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ SECTION C - CONTRACT CLAUSES ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS Clauses that are incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date), have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The following clauses are incorporated into 52.212-4 as an addendum to this contract: C.1 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) FAR Number Title Date 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS DEC 2013 C.2 VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) C.3 VAAR 852.215-71 EVALUATION FACTOR COMMITMENTS (DEC 2009) The offeror agrees, if awarded a contract, to use the service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran-owned small businesses proposed as subcontractors in accordance with 852.215-70, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors, or to substitute one or more service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran-owned small businesses for subcontract work of the same or similar value. (End of Clause) C.4 VAAR 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) C.5 VAAR 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES (APR 1984) The contractor shall obtain all necessary licenses and/or permits required to perform this work. He/she shall take all reasonable precautions necessary to protect persons and property from injury or damage during the performance of this contract. He/she shall be responsible for any injury to himself/herself, his/her employees, as well as for any damage to personal or public property that occurs during the performance of this contract that is caused by his/her employees fault or negligence, and shall maintain personal liability and property damage insurance having coverage for a limit as required by the laws of the State of Connecticut. Further, it is agreed that any negligence of the Government, its officers, agents, servants and employees, shall not be the responsibility of the contractor hereunder with the regard to any claims, loss, damage, injury, and liability resulting there from. (End of Clause) (End of Addendum to 52.212-4) C.6 VAAR 852.211-70 SERVICE DATA MANUALS, MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT (JAN 2008) The contractor agrees to furnish two hard copies of a manual, handbook or brochure containing operating, installation, and maintenance instructions (including pictures or illustrations, schematics, and complete repair/test guides as necessary). Where applicable, it will include electrical data and connection diagrams for all utilities. The instructions shall also contain a complete list of all replaceable parts showing part number, name, and quantity required. (End of Clause) C.7 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEC 2014) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). Alternate I (AUG 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104 (g)). (3) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (4) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [] (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). [] (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (APR 2010)(41 U.S.C. 3509). [] (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (JUN 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) [X] (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). [] (5) [Reserved] [] (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (JAN 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). [] (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (JAN 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). [X] (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). [] (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). [] (10) [Reserved] [] (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). [] (ii) Alternate I (NOV 2011) of 52.219-3. [X] (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). [] (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. [] (13) [Reserved] [] (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). [] (ii) Alternate I (NOV 2011). [] (iii) Alternate II (NOV 2011). [] (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). [] (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. [] (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. [] (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3). [] (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). [] (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. [] (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. [] (iv) Alternate III (OCT 2014) of 52.219-9. [] (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). [] (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). [] (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). [] (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f). [X] (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2)). [] (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). [] (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). [X] (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). [] (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2014) (E.O. 13126). [X] (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). [X] (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). [X] (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). [X] (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). [X] (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). [] (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496). [] (33) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) [] (34)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C.6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) [] (ii) Alternate I (MAY 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) [] (35)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). [] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-13. [] (36)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). [] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-14. [] (37) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007)(42 U.S.C. 8259b). [] (38)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). [] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-16. [X] (39) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) [] (40) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). [] (41)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. [] (ii) Alternate I (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [] (iii) Alternate II (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [] (iv) Alternate III (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [] (42) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). [X] (43) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). [] (44) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). [] (45) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). [] (46) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). [] (47) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). [] (48) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). [] (49) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [X] (50) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [] (51) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (MAY 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [] (52) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). [] (53)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). [] (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [] (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (4) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (5) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (6) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (7) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495). [] (8) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (MAY 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). [] (9) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (SEP 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). [] (10) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) (Executive Order 13658). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (APR 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). (v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vi) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (vii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (viii) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (ix) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (x) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). Alternate I (AUG 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). (xi) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (xiv) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xv) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (MAY 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xvi) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (xvii) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) (Executive Order 13658). (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of Clause) SECTION D - CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS, OR ATTACHMENTS Not Used SECTION E - SOLICITATION PROVISIONS ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS Provisions that are incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date), have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The following provisions are incorporated into 52.212-1 as an addendum to this solicitation: E.1 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Provision) E.2 52.225-25 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES ENGAGING IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OR TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO IRAN-REPRESENTATION AND CERTIFICATIONS (DEC 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Person"- (1) Means- (i) A natural person; (ii) A corporation, business association, partnership, society, trust, financial institution, insurer, underwriter, guarantor, and any other business organization, any other nongovernmental entity, organization, or group, and any governmental entity operating as a business enterprise; and (iii) Any successor to any entity described in paragraph (1)(ii) of this definition; and (2) Does not include a government or governmental entity that is not operating as a business enterprise. "Sensitive technology"- (1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically- (i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or (ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and (2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). (b) The offeror shall email questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov. (c) Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this provision or if a waiver has been granted in accordance with 25.703-4, by submission of its offer, the offeror- (1) Represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror does not export any sensitive technology to the government of Iran or any entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf or at the direction of, the government of Iran; (2) Certifies that the offeror, or any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activities for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act. These sanctioned activities are in the areas of development of the petroleum resources of Iran, production of refined petroleum products in Iran, sale and provision of refined petroleum products to Iran, and contributing to Iran's ability to acquire or develop certain weapons or technologies; and (3) Certifies that the offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not knowingly engage in any transaction that exceeds $3,000 with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates, the property and interests in property of which are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)

J--Maintenance Agreement for VARO X-Ray Inspection System

Department of Veterans Affairs, VBA Office of Acquisition | Published July 29, 2016  -  Deadline August 29, 2016
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS SOLICITATION i. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The government anticipates a single (all or none), firm fixed price award. A quotation is not an offer and, consequently, cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Therefore, issuance by the Government of an order in response to a supplier's quotation does not establish a contract. The order is an offer by the Government to the supplier to buy certain supplies or services upon specified terms and conditions. A contract is established when the supplier accepts the offer. ii. VA101V-16-Q-0353 iii. The solicitation incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89. iv. The solicitation is set aside for Service-Disabled Veteran- Owned Small Business concerns only. The applicable NAICS Code for this solicitation is 334519 and the Small Business Size limitation is $27.5 Million. This solicitation is set-aside exclusively for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOB) concerns in accordance with Public Law 109-461, Veterans First Program. Only offers from SDVOB concerns that are registered and verified in the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) Vendor Information Pages (VIP) website at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ at the time date set for receipt of offers shall be considered for award. Offers from SDVOB concerns that are not registered shall be rejected as non-responsive and shall not be considered for award. v. The contractor shall provide all labor, parts, personnel, equipment, supplies, materials, travel, supervision and other related supplies and services to provide onsite maintenance and repair services for the Milwaukee VA Regional Office's X-Ray Scanner Equipment as listed below. Price/Cost Schedule Base Year: October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 VARO - Milwaukee Item # Description Quantity Frequency Total 0001. Maintenance 1 Annually Option Year 1: October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 VARO - Milwaukee Item # Description Quantity Frequency Total 1001. Maintenance 1 Annually Option Year 2: October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 VARO - Milwaukee Item # Description Quantity Frequency Total 2001. Maintenance 1 Annually Option Year 3: October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 VARO - Milwaukee Item # Description Quantity Frequency Total 3001. Maintenance 1 Annually Option Year 4: October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 VARO - Milwaukee Item # Description Quantity Frequency Total 4001. Maintenance 1 Annually Grand Total - Base and All Option Years Base Period Total Option Year 1 Total Option Year 2 Total Option Year 3 Total Option Year 4 Total Grand Total DELIVERY SCHEDULE ITEM Number DELIVERY ADDRESS 0001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MILWAUKEE VA REGIONAL OFFICE 5400 W NATIONAL AVENUE - SSD BRYAN CARROLL MILWAUKEE WI 53214 POC: BRYAN CAROLL Telephone: (414)902-5018 Email: bryan.carroll@va.gov 1001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MILWAUKEE VA REGIONAL OFFICE 5400 W NATIONAL AVENUE - SSD BRYAN CARROLL MILWAUKEE WI 53214 POC: BRYAN CARROLL Telephone: (414)902-5018 Email: bryan.carroll@va.gov 2001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MILWAUKEE VA REGIONAL OFFICE 5400 W NATIONAL AVENUE - SSD BRYAN CARROLL MILWAUKEE WI 53214 POC: BRYAN CARROLL Telephone: (414)902-5018 Email: bryan.carroll@va.gov 3001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MILWAUKEE VA REGIONAL OFFICE 5400 W NATIONAL AVENUE - SSD BRYAN CARROLL MILWAUKEE WI 53214 POC: BRYAN CARROLL Telephone: (414)902-5018 Email: bryan.carroll@va.gov 4001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MILWAUKEE VA REGIONAL OFFICE 5400 W NATIONAL AVENUE - SSD BRYAN CARROLL MILWAUKEE WI 53214 POC: BRYAN CARROLL Telephone: (414)902-5018 Email: bryan.carroll@va.gov vi. Description of Requirement vii. This Statement of Work delineates the various tasks and activities required for maintenance and repair services. The contractor shall provide all labor, parts, personnel, equipment, supplies, materials, travel, supervision and other related supplies and services to provide maintenance and repair services for all of the Milwaukee VA Regional Office's Security X-Ray Inspection System. Part 1. General Information 1. Background: The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration has a requirement for an annual equipment maintenance contract to support the Astrophysics Security X-Ray Inspection System (Model PXM, Serial # PX2767) at the Milwaukee Regional Office, 5400 W. National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI. 53214. This is a Firm Fixed Price Services contract to provide maintenance and repair services in accordance with the scope of work and NFPA731 guidelines. 1.2. Scope of Work: The Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO) Milwaukee intends to use the services of a contractor to provide all labor, equipment, material, supervision, and tools necessary to provide inspection and repairs for the Astrophysics Security X-Ray Inspection System. The service shall include functional test & inspection (operational), preventative maintenance (comprehensive), and preventive maintenance materials. 1.3. Applicable Documents: 1. Privacy Act of 1974, 5 USC 552a 2. VA Directive 6300, Records and Information Management 3. VA Directive 6500, Information Security Program 4. VA Handbook 6500.6, Contract Security 5. VA Directive and Handbook 0710, Personnel Suitability and Security Program 6. FAR Clause 52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract 1.3.1 VA Handbook 6500.6 Part 2. Definition and Acronyms: Work Requirements 2.1 Work Requirements: Technical Requirements 2.1.1 The Contractor shall maintain and be responsible for the serviceability for the Astrophysics Security X-Ray Inspection System. 2.1.2 The Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) will monitor the service. 2.1.3 The Contractor is responsible for maintaining liability insurance for the duration of the contract and For following all pertinent federal security regulations with regard to VA Information and Information System Security. 2.1.4. While on VARO premises, contractor employees will wear a company uniform and a visible identification badge, which contains a photograph of the employee. 2.1.5. The Contractor will be responsible to ensure that contractor employees coming to the work site will receive the information required above. 2.1.6. The Contractor will be responsible to ensure contractor employees providing work on this contract are fully trained and completely competent to perform the required work. 2.1.8. The Contractor shall sign Contractor Rules of behavior (Appendix E) for safeguarding VA sensitive information and submit it to the contracting officer prior to commencement of contract. The Contractor is responsible for completing background investigations on all personnel who will be on site. The results of the background investigations must be furnished upon request and available to the information Security Officer; and maintained by the COTR. 2.2 Additional Requirements: Deliverables 2.2.1 Service Call Report (SCR): Upon completion of service, the Contractor's service engineer will submit the SCR to VARO's authorized representative. The SCR will itemize the service actions performed. VARO's authorized representative will be provided with a copy of the completed and signed SCR. Should VARO fail to have an authorized representative on site for any reason upon completion of Contractor's services, the lack of VARO's authorized representative's signature on the SCR will not be a basis for claiming that unsatisfactory service was provided by Contractor. 2.2.2 Invoice: The Contractor shall prepare and submit to the Regional Office COTR an original invoice within 30 working days of services rendered. 2.2.3 The Contractor will provide the service identified in this contract between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. 2.2.4 Preventive Maintenance Service will be performed annually. 2.2.5 Maintenance and repair, and scheduled service visits will be performed on-site at VARO's premises. The facilities will include adequate workspace, heat, lighting, ventilation, proper electrical current, and earth grounded electrical outlets. Contractor will not be responsible for VARO's failure to provide prompt access to the equipment or to adequate facilities. 2.2.6 The Contractor shall provide technical support on a four (4) hour response basis (maximum) for phone support or one (1) business day for on-site support. 3.1 Equipment Covered Equipment is the equipment for which services are to be provided under this agreement. The contractor shall provide all labor, equipment, material, supervision, and tools required to adjust, maintain, repair, or restore the equipment to proper operating condition in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. Contractor will not perform any modifications to the equipment without VARO's written approval. Contractor will perform all service actions at the equipment site whenever possible and practical. Contractor will perform all service actions with the least possible interference or disruption to the orderly conduct of VARO's normal operations. Upon the completion of service, Contractor will leave VARO's premises in as neat, orderly, and clean condition as existed upon start of services. Contractor will be responsible for obtaining all air side passes, work permits, clearances, and required licenses. Contractor will be responsible for compliance with all laws, codes, rules, and regulations applicable to services performed under this contract. Contractor will not transfer or assign its obligations under this contract, either in whole or in part, without the prior written approval of VARO. 4.1 Supporting Information A. Security 1. Background Investigations and Special Agreement Checks a) All Contractor employees are subject to the same level of investigation as VA employees who have access to VA Sensitive Information. The level of background investigation commensurate with the level of access needed to perform the statement of work is moderate risk. b) The Contractor shall bear the expense of obtaining background investigations. If the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) through the VA conducts the investigation, the Contractor shall reimburse the VA within 30 days. 2. Contractor shall check in with Support Services Division (SSD) prior to collection of locked containers. Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) shall escort contractor personnel. B. Travel: None 4.1.1 Security Requirements: Upon entering VA buildings the contractor and/or contractor employees will be required to show proof of identity (must have a valid photo ID) as well as pass through a security screening. All Contractors and Contractor personnel shall be subject to the same Federal security and privacy laws, regulations, standards and VA policies as VA personnel, including the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. §552a, regarding information and information system security. Vendor shall be escorted in the VA office buildings at all times. 4.2 The contractor shall not disclose or cause to disseminate any information concerning operations of Department of Veterans Affairs. Such action(s) could result in violation of the contract and possible legal actions. Part 5. Government-Furnished Items and Services: N/A 5.1 Please refer to Section v. above the equipment specified in this solicitation and will be part of the awarded contract. Part 6. Contractor-Furnished Items and Services 6.1 The contractor shall furnish all personnel, materials, labor, parts, supplies, travel, supervision and equipment required to perform work under the resulting contract, to include but not limited to, tools and expendable items. 6.2 The contractor shall provide one designated point of contact (POC) to the government's designated representative for coordination of parts delivery, and/or maintenance. The POC will be empowered to make daily decisions to ensure that the contract implementation and day-to-day maintenance meets the terms and conditions of the resulting contract. 6.3 The contractor shall provide a toll-free telephone number for service calls, which must be answered during at least eight working hours, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. 6.4 Parts/Supplies Availability: The contractor shall have an inventory of parts and supplies in quantities sufficient to effectively service the resulting contract. The contractor shall have an internal inventory system and delivery system for the parts and supplies. The inventory and delivery system must be sufficient to service the contract in accordance with the maintenance response as specified in paragraph 2.1 6.5 Personnel Qualifications: The contractor shall be required to provide fully qualified and manufacturer trained or certified service, delivery, and management personnel in sufficient numbers to actively and efficiently service and support the scanners in place during the contract period. Contractual problems, of any nature, which might occur during the life of the contract must be handled in conformance with very specific public laws and regulations (e.g., Federal Acquisition Regulation), and must be referred to the CO for resolution. Only the CO is authorized to formally resolve such problems. Therefore, the user and the contractor are hereby directed to bring all such contractual problems to the immediate attention of the CO. Any request for contract changes/modifications shall be submitted to the CO. All correspondence concerning this contract, such as requests for information, explanation of terms, and contract interpretations, shall be submitted to the CO. Part 7. Specific Tasks 7.1 Service Calls: Working hours for the contractor will normally be between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays (unless otherwise specified). If the Contractor desires to work during periods other than above, additional Government inspection forces may be required. The Contractor must notify the Contracting Officer (CO) or COTR three (3) days in advance of intention to work during other periods. These adjustments to the contract price may be made periodically as directed by the CO. LEGAL HOLIDAYS OBSERVED: " New Year's Day 01 January " Martin Luther King's Birthday Third Monday in January " President's Day Third Monday in February " Memorial Day Last Monday in May " Independence Day 04 July " Labor Day First Monday in September " Columbus Day Second Monday in October " Veterans Day 11 November " Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November " Christmas 25 December 7.2 Preventive Maintenance: The Contractor shall be responsible for performing all routine maintenance and repair work required to maintain all the copiers in the condition prescribed by the original equipment manufacturer's recommended guidelines and/or warranty requirements where the warranty remains in force. The contractor shall examine, test, adjust the equipment, and as conditions warrant, repair or replace parts in accordance with original equipment manufacturer standards. Contractor shall maintain all the necessary settings in order to provide the specified functions to meet the manufacturer's current equipment specifications. 7.3 The contractor shall provide one (1) consolidated yearly invoice in arrears that includes the following information. Contract and Obligation Numbers; if applicable the description of repair services rendered;, Company Name; Address and phone number; Invoice Date; Invoice Number (Note that each invoice must have a different invoice number); and one (1) consolidated monthly contracted rate for items listed in SOW paragraph 1.2. 7.4 The Contractor shall provide recommendations for upgrade or replacement of equipment based on periodic maintenance and/or other factors based on the hardware manufacturer's specification. Part 8. Government Point of Contact/Contracting Officer Representative (COR): TBA Part 9. Changes to the Scope of Work (SOW): Any changes to this SOW shall be authorized and approved only through written correspondence from the Contracting Officer. Costs incurred by the contractor through the actions of parties other than the Contracting Officer shall be borne by the contractor. viii. Period of Performance: The base year Period of Performance will be 12 months starting with the award effective date of the contract. The four (4) option years' period of performance are 12 months each. FOB Destination Point: Milwaukee VA Regional Office, 5400 W National Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53214. ix. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Oct 2015), applies to this solicitation. The following provisions and clauses are added as addenda: 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015) 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (JULY 2015) 52.204-17 Ownership of Control of Offeror (NOV 2014) 52.209-5 Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (APR 2010) 52.209-5 Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Tax Liability or Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (DEVIATION) MAR 2012) 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (JUL 1990) 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting Within Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certifications (Oct 2015) 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated By Reference (FEB 1998) x. Offers will be evaluated as follows: 1. Criteria: The Government will evaluate offers submitted in response to this solicitation on a Lowest Evaluated Price, Technically Acceptable basis. All quotes will be evaluated for Technical Acceptability. The Contractor's offer will be compared to the technical requirements depicted within the attached Statement of work (SOW). If the Offered services do not meet or exceed the specifications and quality per the SOW, the Contractor's overall offer will be found to be Technically Unacceptable. 2. Technical Acceptability: The Government will evaluate quotes submitted in response to the solicitation for the technical capability to meet this requirement. Included with each Contractor's quote, the Offeror is to provide a written statement limited to one page or less as to how the offeror intends to comply with the technical specifications of the statement of work. 3. Basis for Award: The Government shall make award to that quote that is found to be the Lowest Priced, Technically Acceptable based upon the stated strategy above. xi. FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Apr 2016) applies to this solicitation. The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website access through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ____________. xii. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) applies to this solicitation. The following provisions and clauses are added as addenda: 5.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting With Entities That Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015) 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (JULY 2015) 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999) 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (MAR 2000) 52.222-55 Minimum Wages under Executive Order 13658. 52.232-18 Availability of Funds (Apr 1984) 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) 52.233-1 Disputes (MAY 2014) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998) 52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses (Apr 1984) VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008) VAAR 852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (DEC2009) VAAR 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (Nov 2012) VAAR 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibility (APR 1984) xiii. 52.212-5, Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Executive Orders - Commercial Items (Jun 2016), applies to this solicitation. The following provisions and clauses are selected as appropriate to this solicitation: Paragraph b clauses applicable: (8) 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Oct 2015). (22) 52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013) (25) 52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003) (27) 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (FEB 1999) (28) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (MAR 2007) (30) 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (39) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (43) 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (49) 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--System for Award Management (Jul 2013) Paragraph c clauses applicable: (1) 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (2) 52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) (3) 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) In compliance with the Service Contract Labor Standards statute and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332. This Statement is for Information Only: It is not a Wage Determination Service Contract Labor Standards (January 2016): Wage Determination No.: 05-2582, Revision No.: -19, Date Of Revision: 01/05/2016, Hourly Rate / Class of Employee $23.10/ 23181 - Electronics Maintenance I, Fringe Benefits: $7.59 per hour, Hourly Rate/ Class of Employee $25.38/ 23182 - Electronics Maintenance II, Fringe Benefits: $8.34 per hour, Hourly Rate/ Class of Employee $26.69/ 23183 - Electronics Maintenance III, Fringe Benefits: $8.77 per hour. xiv. N/A xv. N/A xvi. Offers are due no later than Aug 29, 2016 by 5:00 PM Central Time. Offers shall be submitted electronically to email address rebecca.quilhot@va.gov. Only written quotes shall be acceptable and must be received and identified by solicitation #VA101V-16-Q-0353. Vendors bear the burden of ensuring that quotes, and any applicable amendments, are emailed on time. Please complete and submit the Certifications listed in the above viii section and please submit a written statement limited to one page or less as to how the offeror intends to comply with the technical specifications of the statement of work. Offerors shall ensure the following information is also on their written quote: Unit Price, Extended price, FOB Point, Prompt Payment Terms, Correct Remittance Address, Cage Code, DUNs Number, Tax Identification Number, Full Name and Telephone Number of vendor's point of contact. All pages of the quote must be emailed before the deadline specified in this solicitation. Failure to provide any of this information or providing inadequate or unclear information will result in the quote being rated unsatisfactory and ineligible for award. The vendor must be active in the System for Award Management (SAM) to receive an award. xvii. For additional information, please contact the Contracting Officer, Rebecca Quilhot at (563)424-5874, or via e-mail to Rebecca.quilhot@va.gov

C--Montana National Guard A&E IDIQ Synopsis

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