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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  

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  

39--Electric Fork Lift

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published August 16, 2016
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23--Electric Car

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published July 14, 2016  -  Deadline July 25, 2016
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Bids are being solicited under solicitation number 16-T-0348. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 807339. GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov. This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-07-25 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be West Point, NY 10996 The MICC West Point requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001: GEM E4 - 4 passenger Electric Car or equal. E4 White Body E4 Sealed Battery Pack E4 6.5kW Motor Upgrade E4 LED Headlights w/Washer E4 Soft Canvas Doors SPECIFICATIONS ? Dry weight ? 1,350 lbs (612 kg) ? GVW ? 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) ? Payload capacity ? 1,150 lbs (522 kg) ? Overall vehicle size (L x W x H) ? 135 x 55.5 x 73 in. (343 x 141 x 186 cm) ? Wheelbase ? 101 in. (257 cm) ? Turning radius ? 207 in. (526 cm) ? Top speed ? 25 mph (40 kph) ? Motor size ? 5.0 kW/ 6.7 HP ? Motor type ? AC Induction ? Batteries ? Four - 12V Flooded electrolyte ? Brakes (front/rear) ? Disk/Hydraulic drum ? Front suspension ? MacPherson strut 5.6 in. (14 cm) travel ? Rear suspension ? Dual-A-Arm, IRS 6 in. (15 cm) travel ? Wheels - 13 in. street rated, 155/80 R13 HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES ? Seating for 4 ? All bucket seats ? Adjustable front seats ? Legroom 43 in. (109 cm) ? Street legal ? 3 pt safety belts ? LED brake lights and signals ? Automotive safety glass ? Windshield wiper ? Regenerative braking ? Steering - Rack and pinion ? Automotive style suspension ? 1 kW onboard charger that plugs into any 110V outlet ? Halogen headlights with high/low ? Durable, non-slip flooring ? Weather resistant, charcoal seats, 5, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, MICC West Point intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. MICC West Point is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids.All responsible Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the SAM, it may do so through the SAM website at https://www.sam.gov. No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 (DEV), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, and the following clauses: 52.219-28, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.22-22, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-50, 52.225-13, 52.232-34, 52.232-99 (DEV), 52.233-4 and DFAR 252.212-7001, 252.232-7003, 252.232-7010, 252.232-7006 and 252.209-7999. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFFAR1.htm

USMMA - Electrical Components

Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) | Published July 6, 2016  -  Deadline July 13, 2016
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This is a COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION for commercial items prepared in accordance with the information in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with the additional information included in this notice.  This solicitation is advertised as a 100% small business set-aside.   This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued.  PAPER COPIES OF THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. This combined synopsis/solicitation SHALL be posted to FEDBIZOPPS (https://www.fbo.gov/ ).  The RFQ number is DTMA92Q1600040. This solicitation documents and incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through FAC 2005-88 effective June 15, 2016. It is the responsibility of the contractor to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The FAR clauses may be accessed in full text at these addresses http://www.acquisition.gov/far/.     The NAICS code is 423690 and the Small Business Standard is 250 employees.                                                                        The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) intends to award a firm fixed price order to procure components for adding cutoff switches and lockout capability to the work stations in the United States Merchant Marine Academy's Electrical Labs.See attached Combined Synopsis/Solicitation for details.

35--Rolling Ball Sculpture

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published April 28, 2016  -  Deadline May 2, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is 16-T-0205 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334519 with a small business size standard of 500.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-05-02 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be West Point, NY 10996 The MICC West Point requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001: ROLLING BALL SCULPTURE: The fabrication of the rolling ball sculpture will be done at the supplier's location in the time leading up to the desired installation date. The supplier will transport the device at such a time as to ensure it will arrive at the installation location (Bartlett Hall Science Center) with sufficient time to allow for installation prior to the deadline of 10 AUGUST 2016. The list below constitutes the minimum specifications and requirements for the product: Dimensions: No larger than 14' wide x 5.25' tall x 10.5" deep No smaller than 12' wide x 4.5' tall x 9" deep Wall mounted Seven motorized disk lifts Ten different tracks All ball tracks are stainless steel and polished to a mirror finish Multi-path ball-gate for ball distribution. Vibration isolating dampers to isolate vibrations and noise. All pivoting or rotating surfaces have nylon, brass, or ball bearing to ensure maintenance-free long-life , and quiet operation. All ordered parts can be easily replaced by off the shelf components. All mechanical, electrical, and electro-mechanical components start out new. High level of themed artwork Army-Navy Rivalry Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Space/Astrophysics Military Academy US Army Complex mechanisms that use ball mass to animate letters / words, 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, MICC West Point intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. MICC West Point is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the SAM, it may do so through the SAM website at https://www.sam.gov. No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 (DEV), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, and the following clauses: 52.219-28, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.22-22, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-50, 52.225-13, 52.232-34, 52.232-99 (DEV), 52.233-4 and DFAR 252.212-7001, 252.232-7003, 252.232-7010, 252.232-7006 and 252.209-7999. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFFAR1.htm

Electrical Feeder Replacement for Boathouse and Floating Pier

Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) | Published April 19, 2016  -  Deadline April 29, 2016
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The Department of Transportation, U.S. Maritime Administration, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) intends to award a firm-fixed-priced purchase order to perform electrical feeders replacement work for Prosser Boat House and Prosser Floating Pier on campus.  The acquisition is being executed in accordance with FAR Part 13.5.  The period of performance is 14 days from the notice to proceed.  Please see the attached requirements document for more details regarding the scope of work.  Site visits may be scheduled upon written request sent via email to lachelle.johnson@dot.gov.

Replacement of Water Main Shut Off Valves

Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) | Published March 31, 2016  -  Deadline April 29, 2016
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  This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.  This requirement is being solicited as a 100% Set-Aside for Small Business. The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) intends to award REPLACEMENT OF SEVENTEEN (17) WATER MAIN SHUT OFF VALVES throughout the Academy grounds. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. Quotations are being requested under number DTMA91R1600018. The NAICS code is 238220. The small business size standard is $15 million dollars. The attached Statement of Work (SOW) includes specific performance specifications.  Delivery shall be FOB Destination at the USMMA, 300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, NY 11024. The resultant contract from this solicitation will be firm fixed price.  The solicitation document, incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 05-08. The following clauses and provisions apply to this acquisition: 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items The provision at 52.212-2 Evaluation Commercial Items; the evaluation criteria are as follows: (1) Technical Approach (2) Past Performance (3) Price.  The contract award will be offered to the best value offer made to the Government, considering price, qualified technician, Warranty, Estimated time required to complete work, and Past Performance.  In addition, all offerors must submit a completed form FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items. This clause may be downloaded, free of charge, at https://www.acquisition.gov/FAR.  Offerors who fail to submit a completed FAR 52.212-3 may be considered nonresponsive and will not be considered in the evaluation.  All Offerors must be registered with the System Award Management (SAM) per FAR-7, System Award Management.  Offerors who are not registered with SAM may be considered nonresponsive and will not be considered in the evaluation.  The contractor will be required to provide along with price, a delivery schedule, sufficient technical literature, past performance information, completed FAR 52.212-3, and Offerors name, address, point of contact name, phone number, email address, fax number, tax identification number and DUNS number. Relevant Past performance information should be three references within the last five (5) years.  Provide Company's name, point of contact, telephone number, fax number and email address. This information must be current. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clauses and Department of Labor Wage Rates for Services are included in this order and are applicable. All clauses and provisions referenced in this announcement may be accessed at the following website https://www.acquisition.gov/FAR.  No Numbered Notes are included in the solicitation. The offerors will be evaluated on the following criteria: Factor 1 - Technical Approach Factor 2 - Qualifications/Experience (Note: At least five (5) years of experience as a General Contractor with expertise in upgrade of electrical requirements as specified in this statement of work (SOW). The plans and materials must meet the standards cited in this SOW) Factor 3 - Past Performance (Two (2) Projects that involve electrical upgrade) Factor 4 - Price   Technical approach and Past performance when combined are slightly more important than price. The date and time set for receipt of offer is April 29, 2016, no later than 2:00PM, Eastern Time.  Quote shall be submitted to Judy Bowers, Contracting Officer at judy.bowers@dot.gov and Don Coonan, Contract Specialist at don.coonan@dot.gov. In accordance with FAR 52.237-1 SITE VISIT (APR 1984) Offerors or quoters are urged and expected to inspect the site where services are to be performed and to satisfy themselves regarding all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of contract performance, to the extent that the information is reasonably obtainable. In no event shall failure to inspect the site constitute grounds for a claim after contract award.Site visits are as follows: April 12, 2016, at 8:00am; and April 14, 2016, at 10:15am Please contact the facility to find out what day you will be attending the site visit and so that the proper security arrangements may be made. Richard Ronhe ronder@usmma.edu (510) 726-5606 Location of Services: U. S. Merchant Marine Academy300 Steamboat RoadKings Point, NY  11024All questions regarding this solicitation shall be submitted via email to judy.bowers@dot.gov, no later than April 19, 2016.  All responsible sources may submit a quote which shall be considered by the agency.  

99--Electrical adapters and connectors

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published April 5, 2016  -  Deadline March 11, 2016
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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.

Upgrade of Electrical in Furuseth Hall

Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) | Published April 5, 2016  -  Deadline May 4, 2016
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  This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.  This requirement is being solicited as a 100% Set-Aside for Small Business. The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) intends to award UPGRADE ELECTRIC REQUIREMENTS AT FURUSETH HALL ROOMS 305, 306, 308 at the Academy grounds. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. Quotations are being requested under number DTMA91R1600022. The NAICS code is 238210. The small business size standard is $15 million dollars. The attached Statement of Work (SOW) includes specific performance specifications.  Delivery shall be FOB Destination at the USMMA, 300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, NY 11024. The resultant contract from this solicitation will be firm fixed price.  The solicitation document, incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 05-08. The following clauses and provisions apply to this acquisition: 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items The provision at 52.212-2 Evaluation Commercial Items; the evaluation criteria are as follows: (1) Technical Approach (2) Past Performance (3) Price.  The contract award will be offered to the best value offer made to the Government, considering price, qualified technician, Warranty, Estimated time required to complete work, and Past Performance.  In addition, all offerors must submit a completed form FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items. This clause may be downloaded, free of charge, at https://www.acquisition.gov/FAR.  Offerors who fail to submit a completed FAR 52.212-3 may be considered nonresponsive and will not be considered in the evaluation.  All Offerors must be registered with the System Award Management (SAM) per FAR-7, System Award Management.  Offerors who are not registered with SAM may be considered nonresponsive and will not be considered in the evaluation.  The contractor will be required to provide along with price, a delivery schedule, sufficient technical literature, past performance information, completed FAR 52.212-3, and Offerors name, address, point of contact name, phone number, email address, fax number, tax identification number and DUNS number. Relevant Past performance information should be three references within the last five (5) years.  Provide Company's name, point of contact, telephone number, fax number and email address. This information must be current. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clauses and Department of Labor Wage Rates for Services are included in this order and are applicable. All clauses and provisions referenced in this announcement may be accessed at the following website https://www.acquisition.gov/FAR.  No Numbered Notes are included in the solicitation. The offerors will be evaluated on the following criteria: Factor 1 - Technical Approach Factor 2 - Qualifications/Experience (Note: At least five (5) years of experience as a General Contractor with expertise in upgrade of electrical requirements as specified in this statement of work (SOW). The plans and materials must meet the standards cited in this SOW) Factor 3 - Past Performance (Two (2) Projects that involve electrical upgrade) Factor 4 - Price   Technical approach and Past performance when combined are slightly more important than price. The date and time set for receipt of offer is May 4, 2016, no later than 2:00PM, Eastern Time.  Quote shall be submitted to Judy Bowers, Contracting Officer at judy.bowers@dot.gov. In accordance with FAR 52.237-1 SITE VISIT (APR 1984) Offerors or quoters are urged and expected to inspect the site where services are to be performed and to satisfy themselves regarding all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of contract performance, to the extent that the information is reasonably obtainable. In no event shall failure to inspect the site constitute grounds for a claim after contract award.Site visits are as follows: April 13, 2016, at 9:00am; and April 15, 2016, at 10:30am Please contact the facility to find out what day you will be attending the site visit and so that the proper security arrangements may be made. Paul Buhse buhsep@usmma.edu (510) 726-5901 Location of Services: U. S. Merchant Marine Academy300 Steamboat RoadKings Point, NY  11024All questions regarding this solicitation shall be submitted via email to judy.bowers@dot.gov, no later than April 27, 2016.  All responsible sources may submit a quote which shall be considered by the agency.  

Partial Replacement of the Seawall

Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) | Published April 5, 2016  -  Deadline May 4, 2016
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 Pre-solicitation Synopsis Architect-Engineer Services for Design and Construction of the Partial Replacement of the Seawall at the U.S. Merchant Maine Academy at Kings Point, NY Introduction The U.S. DOT/Maritime Administration (MARAD), via this synopsis, is seeking a professional Architect-Engineering (A&E) Firm for the investigation, design and construction for the partial replacement of the Seawall, located at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, New York (hereafter referred to as the Academy or the Government).  All architecture and engineering construction drawings, reports, surveys, estimates, and specifications shall be signed and sealed by a licensed professional in New York State specializing in their respective field or trade such as electrical, architectural, construction, engineering design, mechanical, structural, civil engineer. The Academy is in operation 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and must continue to be in operation during all phases of the design and construction. A complete engineering survey investigation is required resulting in the design and development of plans and specifications, including associated cost estimates of all trades involved in the work. The selected firm shall provide all necessary electrical mechanical and civil engineers and other professional personnel, plus necessary equipment, computer programs, and perform work to investigate, design and construction of the partial replacement of the Seawall at the USMMA. This requirement is 100% set-aside for Small Businesses.  The NAICS code is 541330 and the small business size standard is $38.5 million (Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering Services).  Selection of an A&E firm will be in accordance with The Books Act (Public Law 92-582) and FAR Part 36.6.  This notice is NOT a Request for Proposals.  Proposals are not being requested with this notice.  Only the most highly qualified firm will be invited to submit a proposal.  The Statement of Work is attached for reference purpose only and the ultimate award of this requirement is subject to the availability of FY 2016 funds. Firm Selection To be considered, each firm (including proposed subcontractors) must demonstrate their qualifications with respect to the selection criteria listed below using the Standard Form (SF) 330 - Architect-Engineer Qualifications.  SF-330s will be evaluated to determine the most highly qualified firm/team based on submitted SF-330 responses.  Failure to provide requested date or comply with the instructions in this synopsis could result in a firm being considered being less than qualified and/or non-responsive and therefore, eliminated from consideration. Evaluation Criteria: Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services; Senior key personnel assigned to this task shall each have at least 15 years of experience in designing, inspection, construction, and report writing of replacement of pier(s). Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required; Demonstrated knowledge and experience to investigate, design and construction for the partial replacement of the Seawall, as an option, to meet campus requirements.  The evaluation, inspection, and design shall be in accordance with all current local, state and Federal regulations, building codes, and authorities having jurisdiction, as applicable, and subject to the terms and conditions of the contract.  The New York State Building Code will primarily govern.  Past experience shall include submitting drawings and specifications, assessing comments, developing responses and achieving approvals.  In consultation with MARAD, vendor must comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) and its implementing regulations, 36 CFR Part 800. The Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.  Energy Conservation Refit Study, Historic Structure Report, Historic Building Preservation Plan (1)        Demonstrated knowledge and experience with design to include demolition construction drawings, shop drawings, catalog cuts, specifications and contract documents to enable the USMMA to obtain proposals for the project and proceed with successful completion of all work indicated in this statement of work.  (2)        Demonstrated experience and ability to prepare preliminary and final designs that meet the USMMA programing requirements. (3)        Demonstrated knowledge and experience with schematic design studies for the demolition phase to include hazardous materials remediation requirements and environmental and historical preservation requirements, if required. (4)        Demonstrated experience preparing detailed estimates of probable construction costs for each design submission. Capacity to accomplish the work within the required time; and, Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Discussions will be held with up to three of the most highly qualified firms regarding the Partial Replacement of the Seawall, as an option, the relative utility of alternative methods and feasible ways to prescribe the use of recovered materials and achieve waste reduction and energy-efficiency in design.  After discussions, a final selection of the highest qualified firm will be made and negotiations will be held.  If a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached with the highest qualified firm, then negotiations will be held with the next most qualified firm in descending order until an agreement is reached. Submission Requirements Interested firms should fully address their capability and qualifications with regards to each of the evaluation criterion specified.  Firms shall submit a list of three (3) or more prior surveys where electrical systems and equipment have been inspected and evaluated and, provide samples of reports.  Firms should submit complete qualifications as they may be evaluated solely on their written responses to this announcement.  Firms interested in submitting their qualifications for this procurement must submit the SF-330, Architect-Engineering Qualification forms with supplemental forms as necessary.  Qualifications submitted on a SF-330 will be reviewed and evaluated to qualify firms. Qualification packages must be submitted electronically to Judy Bowers, at judy.bowers@dot.gov no later than 2:00 pm local Washington, DC time on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  The entire Qualification Package submission is limited to 30 pages, must be in PDF format, and must have DTMA91R1600021 - Partial Replacement of the Seawall Qualification Submission in the email Subject Line to ensure timely submission and receipt. Questions may be submitted to judy.bowers@dot.gov and must have Partial Replacement of the Seawall Question in the email Subject Line to ensure receipt and a timely response. ATTENTION:  DBE Certified or SBA Certified under Section 8(a); Small Disadvantaged Business; HUBZONE Empowerment Contracting Program; and Service-Disabled Veterans-owned business.  The Department of Transportation, Short-Term Lending Program offers working capital financing in the form of lines of credit to finance accounts receivable for transportation related contracts.  Maximum line of credit is $750,000 with a variable interest rate tied to the Prime Rate published in the Wall Street Journal.  For further information, call 1-800-532-1169.  Website:  DOT Short Term Lending Program.  

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.

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.

Heating Equipment Replacement

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 the heating equipment in the Yoccum Sailing Center Boat Bay, located at 300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, NY.  The procurement will be a Total Small Business Set-Aside.  The Request for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW) will be issued on or around June 29, 2016.In addition, MARAD will utilize a Firm-Fixed-Price contract for this acquisition.  The period of performance is TBD.  The appropriate NAICS code for this requirement is 238220 with a small business size standard of $15 million.The Yoccum Sailing Center Boat Bay is on the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy campus located at the address mentioned above.  Specifically, MARAD intends to use the aforementioned RFP to procure heating system replacement to include but not limited to the following:    •1.      Locate Yoccum Sailing center boat bay heating equipment.    •2.      Properly size and select new heating equipment. •3.      Run necessary gas piping, electrical and exhaust as needed. •4.      Install new heaters, make all electrical, gas and exhaust connections. •5.      Supply and install new thermostat and controls as needed •6.      Startup new heating equipment, ensure proper operation. •7.      Disconnect and remove existing hydronic heating equipment and piping. •8.      Supply all necessary paperwork and training as detailed, for DPW. •9.      Clean work site and remove all excess materials and tooling from Academy grounds. 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.

Bipropellant Engine

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center | Published May 23, 2016  -  Deadline June 10, 2016
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NASA/CENTER has a requirement for test data on a Moog DST-13 5 lbf bipropellant engine. These data are needed to verify the capability of this engine to meet critical operational requirements for the Europa Clipper mission. The DST-13 engine to be tested during this program is surplus from a previous GSFC program and will be provided to the supplier. The propellants for this engine are MON-3 and monomethylhydrazine (MMH). The supplier shall modify the engine by installing a new set of trim orifices to achieve the desired thrust and mixture ratio. Water flow tests shall be conducted before and after the trimming operation to verify the desired conditions have been achieved. The supplier shall then mount the engine in a vacuum test chamber and conducts test at various conditions to 1. Measure the engine steady-state thrust and specific impulse over a range of feed pressures and propellant temperatures2. Measure the minimum impulse bit (IBIT) and specific impulse for pulse mode conditions with electrical pulse widths (EPW) as low as 6 msec3. Conduct steady-state and pulse mode tests with propellants cooled to as low as 15F (-9C) and the engine injector cooled to as low as -20F (-29C)The ability to measure low thrust and impulse levels and the mass throughput for each pulse using accurate pulse tanks is critical for obtaining accurate min-IBIT data and the successful conduct of this program. Also critical is the ability to thermally condition the propellants and engine hardware for the cold propellant and engine tests and to maintain the thermal conditioning throughout the test. As well as the standard facility capabilities for such tests, the facility in which these tests are conducted must have the ability to 1. maintain a low vacuum pressure (0.03 psia) throughout the test2. conduct pulse mode tests at any combination of on- and off-times3. test at feed pressures as high as 400 psia and propellant temperatures as low as 15F (-9C)4. have multiple infrared (IR) cameras to remotely measure engine temperatures across the entire engine body 5. measure the mass for individual pulses during pulse mode tests using accurate pulse tanksFollowing the tests, the supplier shall deliver all test data to GSFC in electronic format. No test report is required by the Contractor.NASA/CENTER intends to purchase the items from Moog Inc., Space and Defense Group Seneca and Jamison Road, Plant 20, East Aurora, New York 14052. Moog is the manufacturer of the thruster to be tested and are therefore the only company which is familiar with its operational characteristics. Moog is the only known company to have ever tested this thruster. Knowledge of the thruster design and operational characteristics is essential for successfully conducting these tests. The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 5:00 p.m. local time on June 10,2016. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. Questions regarding this notice must be submitted in writing (email preferred) no later than 4:00pm June 6, 2016. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. 1852.215-84 Ombudsman (NOV 2011)(a) An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and contractors during the preaward and postaward phases of this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman is not to diminish the authority of the contracting officer, the Source Evaluation Board, or the selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of formal contract disputes. Therefore, before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. (b) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, interested parties may contact the installation ombudsman, whose name, address, telephone number, facsimile number, and email address may be found at: http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/pub_library/Omb.html. Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations which cannot be resolved at the installation may be referred to the Agency ombudsman identified at the above URL. Please do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer or as specified elsewhere in this document.(End of clause)

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

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

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

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

39--Electric Fork Lift

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published July 25, 2016  -  Deadline August 10, 2016
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Bids are being solicited under solicitation number 16-T-0372. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 809825. GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-08-10 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be West Point, NY 10996 The MICC West Point requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001: BRAND NAME OR EQUAL - Toyota Model 7FB30 - 6,000 lbs. - 4 Wheel Sit-Down AC Electric Fork Lift. Please review the attached specifications. Price must include delivery to West Point, NY; set-up and operator orientation., 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, MICC West Point intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. MICC West Point is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids.All responsible Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the SAM, it may do so through the SAM website at https://www.sam.gov. No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 (DEV), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, and the following clauses: 52.219-28, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.22-22, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-50, 52.225-13, 52.232-34, 52.232-99 (DEV), 52.233-4 and DFAR 252.212-7001, 252.232-7003, 252.232-7010, 252.232-7006 and 252.209-7999. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFFAR1.htm

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

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