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Y--Community Living Center Renovation

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Capitol Network Acquisition Center | Published February 8, 2017  -  Deadline March 31, 2017
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Notice Type:         Pre-solicitation
Synopsis:
The Department of Veterans Affairs has need for a general construction contractor to provide all labor, materials, and equipment as necessary to provide and improve the interior renovation of the existing Community Living Center to improve the existing conditions and also add eleven more individual bedrooms to the facility. The project is located in the Second Floor of Area H, J and K of Building 6 of the Veteran s Affairs Medical Center in Washington DC (VAMCDC).
The work includes the construction of approximately 9,100 SF of new addition and approximately 52,000 SF of interior renovation of existing flooring, ceiling, wall finishes and related Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing work, necessary for a complete renovation according to Construction Documents and Specification dated 10\06\2015. Any Government Furnished Equipment is outlined in the Construction Drawings and Specifications.
Construction phasing is required based on direction given in Construction Documents. Final phasing approval should be required from COR.
The Medical center will be operational during construction work and Contractor shall propose a Safety/Infection Control Plan included in the Final Proposal for approval.
This is a Pre-solicitation only. Interested contractors should watch for the issuance of the solicitation which will have specific instructions and requirements associated with this procurement. The tentative date for issuing the solicitation is on or after February 28, 2017 with a bid response date approximately 30 days after the issue date of the solicitation.
THESE ARE ONLY TENTATIVE DATES. THE SOLICITATION WILL HAVE SPECIFIC DATES,
TIMES, AND LOCATIONS FOR THE BID SUBMISSION AND SITE VISIT.
The magnitude of construction per VAAR Part 836 is between $5,000,000.00 and $10,000,000.00. In accordance with PL 109-461, this is a Small Business set-aside. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 236220, Commercial and Institutional Building Construction, with a maximum small business size standard of $36.5 Million. All interested parties must be verified in System for Award Management (SAM) as a Small Business prior to submitting a bid.
This is a PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE ONLY. This is not a request for pricing at this time.
No phone calls accepted.
Please consult the list of document viewers if you cannot open a file.
Attachment Type: Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Point of Contact(s):       Robert Perry, Contracting Officer, robert.perry2@va.gov

65--Hospital Bed Mattress

Department of Veterans Affairs, Jackson VAMC | Published February 17, 2017  -  Deadline February 24, 2017
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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 VA256-17-Q-0339_1 and is issued as an (RFQ) Request for Quotation, unless otherwise indicated herein.
The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-95. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 339113 Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing with a small business size standard of 750 employees.
G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center 1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive Jackson, MS 39216 is seeking to purchase the following item:
Sizewise NPT3 Envy Line Mattress System or equal
Must comply with VA Green Purchasing Directive 0058
The following provisions are incorporated into 52.212-1 as an addendum to this solicitation:
This procurement is being conducted under the Sub-Part 13.5- Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items and the conduct of the procurement will be in accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 13 or some combination thereof.
Prospective Contractors are required to submit the SF-1449/SOLICITATION/CONTRACT/ORDER FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS and complete the following blocks (17a, 30a, b, c, and section B.1, 1. a.) and the Schedule and Supplies.
Prospective Contractors are required to submit two separate documents; one (1) Part A Technical to include the and one (1) Part B Price IAW Schedule B (SF1449).  If both Parts are not received, the quote will be considered non-responsive, and will not be considered for award.
Quotes must be electronically submitted on or before the Solicitation close date and time  February 24, 2017 12:00 PM CST.  No faxed or hand-delivered quotes will be accepted.  Submit quotes to Vernester.Ingram@va.gov.
Part A Technical Acceptability    will be evaluated on Pass / Fail basis
Top cover must be extreme polycarbonate, polyurethane coated knit with 4-way stretch breathable with a high moisture vapor transfer rate (MVTR)
Must contain Polycarbonate-Polyurethane material blend that offers a bacteriostatic, flame resistant, fluid resistant and tear resistant mattress cover.
Must include sealed seam technology that eliminates stitching to provide a superior fluid barrier.
Must have heel section that is Tapered and designed to further reduce pressure for the sensitive heel area.
Must have a minimum of Twelve vented/foam filled air chambers that are encased in a foam cavity. Foam cavity must also include bolsters at the sides and ends of the mattress, providing added patient stability and positioning.
Must have Phase changing gel in the memory foam topper that keeps a thermal neutral surface temperature of a minimum of 85 degrees for micro-climate management.
Mattress System must be a non-powered zoned pressure redistribution system with the option to be a convertible mattress system that has a minimum capability of delivering 1 in 2 alternating therapy via optional Alternating Air Control Unit  that provides a 10, 15, 20 or 25 minute cycle time designed to maintain low interface pressures
Must contain a polyurethane mattress asset protection liner that protects the internal mattress components from cuts, tears and worn covers for infection control concerns.
Minimum 500 lb. Therapeutic Weight Range
Item quoted must meet at the minimum the salient characteristics of item described within the Schedule of Items and Specifications within the SOW. Offeror to provide technical brochures to support functionality features as described within the SOW/Schedule of Items.  In addition, Electronic data or virtual link in order to examine capabilities shall be provided.  Offerors shall provide in detail for each specification that is required that the particular specification is or is not offered with a reference to the quote/brochure/data provided that the specification required is in fact offered.  If offering a product that specified herein, the vendors are required to provide descriptive literature in sufficient detail to determine if the items quoted are technically acceptable. Offeror shall also provide evidence of being an Authorized Reseller (Distributor) for product offered.  This can be substantiated with a link to Manufacturer s web site that supports offeror s distributorship or other proof from the manufacturer.
If contractor fails to provide sufficient information, the quote will be deemed not acceptable and will not be further evaluated.

Z--Asbestos Abatement Bldg. 200, Room C129 578-16-041

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Great Lakes Healthcare System | Published February 9, 2017  -  Deadline March 10, 2017
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PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE   Project No. 578-16-041: Asbestos Abatement Bldg. 200, Rm. C129 at Edward Hines, Jr VA Medical Center, Hines, IL.
In accordance with Public Law 109-461, the Veterans Benefits, Healthcare and Information Technology Act of 2006,  Pursuant to 38 USC 8127(d), competition is restricted to VOSB construction firms.  This construction project is set-aside for Veteran-Owned-Small-Business (VOSBs).
Work is to be completed within 73 calendar days of receipt of a Notice to Proceed.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Great Lakes Acquisition Center (GLAC/NCO12) requires Contractor(s) to provide all resources, labor, personnel, equipment, tools, materials, vehicles, transportation, and supervision necessary and required to perform the work associated with project 578-16-041: Asbestos Abatement Bldg. 200, Rm. C129.  All services related to the Statement of Work (SOW) shall meet local, state, federal, VA, ADA, NFPA, life safety codes and directives.
The contractor MUST be licensed in the State of Illinois for Asbestos Abatement/Removal.  The contractor MUST be registered with the Illinois Department of Public Health.  The contractor MUST show proof of OSHA/EPA Supervisor and Employee training for all personnel. The contractor shall obtain all necessary licenses and/or permits required to perform this work and provide them to the Contracting Officer prior to award.  Failure to submit the requested documentation maybe grounds for cancellation/or termination.
Statement of work includes:
Obtain all permits and licenses necessary for the removal and disposal of ACM.
Abate ACM floor tile and mastic.  Remove VCT and mastic down to a clean and smooth substrate.
Package and dispose of ACM debris in accordance with applicable standards and regulations.
Demo ACM drywall down to studs (leave studs in place).  Discard lay-in acoustical ceiling tile and grid in all rooms in the process of performing the drywall abatement work.
Abate asbestos containing insulation on 12 diameter inch pipe in ceiling in.  Contractor shall reinsulate pipe after abatement with non-ACM materials.  After abatement encapsulate any ends of the pipe that have exposed asbestos that has not been abated.
Abate floor tile and mastic just outside of the double door.  Demo door jamb and doors and abate any floor tile and mastic that may be under the door jamb.
Abate HVAC duct joint ACM insulation.  Duct is located in the ceiling.  Reinsulate duct after abatement with non-ACM sealant.
All construction debris, hazardous materials and garbage shall be removed in accordance with the terms and provisions of a Class III Infection Control Risk Assessment.
Contractor shall be responsible for its own hazardous material, garbage and construction debris removal from the campus.  All materials shall be disposed of in accordance with Federal, State and local environmental regulations.
The solicitation will be issued on/about February 24, 2017 with the bid opening on/about March 24, 2017.  The bidder is responsible to monitor and download any amendments from FedBizOpps.gov which may be issued to this solicitation.
There will be pre-construction conference held for this project and all prospective bidders are encouraged to attend.  Details of the pre-construction conference will be included in the solicitation package.
The construction magnitude range is between $25,000 and $100,000.
The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 562910 (Remediation Services).
The Small Business Administration (SBA) size determination for the procurement is $20.5 million.
In accordance with VAAR 819.7003 (b), VOSB firms must be verified in the VIP database (www.vip.vetbiz.gov) or hold a  Re-verification  symbol listed next to the firm s name (this symbol indicates that the firm is undergoing the re-verification process at CVE), prior to award of contract.
This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for submission of offers.  No other information regarding Scope, Dates, etc. will be provided until issuance of the solicitation on http://www.fbo.gov.  Any future amendments and other documents will be available electronically for download at the following URL: http://www.fbo.gov.  No paper copies of the solicitation will be available, and no telephone requests for paper copies of the solicitation will be accepted.  Interested offerors are advised to continuously check the fedbizopps.gov website for any changes to the solicitation.
Interested bidders should complete electronic annual representations and certifications and shall be registered in the System for Award Management(SAM) database at http://www.sam.gov and shall be verified in the VETBIZ Registry Information Pages at http://www.vetbiz.gov/ prior to submitting an offer, and shall have completed the VETS100A report at http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/vets-100.html (if applicable).

C--630A4-10-414 REPLACE WATER TUBE BOILER A/E DESIGN

Department of Veterans Affairs, Bronx VAMC (NAL) | Published February 3, 2017  -  Deadline February 28, 2017
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The Scope of Work:
The A/E shall provide construction documents and specifications to replace the existing water tube boiler #3 located in the Boiler Plant in Building #4. The project design includes any temporary boiler that may be required during construction.
The A/E shall perform a thorough study of the existing Boiler Plant operations in order to determine the best type, size, and capacity of a new boiler to be installed. The A/E shall review the different boiler options available and provide a narrative of the positives and negatives for each boiler. The A/E shall provide a life cycle cost analysis to determine the most cost effective boiler for the facility.
The design includes modifying the existing piping, valves, regulator, pumps, stack, mechanical & electrical connections, concrete pads, controls panel and building management system as required for the installation of the new boiler. The project design includes installing new electrical, mechanical, structural, and associated piping, valves, regulator, economizer, stack, controls and insulation for the new boiler. The A/E shall work with the medical center natural gas provider to determine the requirements of the new natural gas service for the new boiler.
The project design includes connecting the new boiler to the existing Building Management head end control system in the boiler plant. The project design shall include upgrading the existing BMS controls system to the latest software version.
The project design includes replacing the existing deaerator tank and associated piping, valves and controls, condensate surge tank and associated piping, valves and controls, condensate surge pumps and the building #4 steam condensate pumps. The new pumps shall be equipped with variable speed drives. The project design includes any temporary tanks that would be required during construction.
The project design includes replacing the coils on the fresh air fan serving the boiler plant.
The project design includes replacing the chart recorders for Boilers #1, 2, 3 and 4.
The Architect/Engineer shall retain the services of a certified industrial hygienist to survey the existing boiler plant to determine the quantities of asbestos-containing material required to be removed. The A/E shall be responsible for developing construction documents and specifications detailing the asbestos abatement required for the project.
The architect/engineer shall provide all necessary labor and material to conduct asbestos air monitoring during the asbestos abatement phase of the project. The architect/engineer shall provide a certified industrial hygienist to perform asbestos air monitoring during the asbestos abatement phase of the project.
All work shall conform to VA criteria and regulation. The project design shall comply with VA HVAC Design Standards & Criteria, VA Steam Heating, Hot Water and Outside Distribution Design Manual, VA Sustainability Design Guide, ASHRAE 90.1 and all applicable NFPA codes.
The A/E shall provide all A/E services necessary for preparation of complete construction documents and construction period services. Work includes verification of existing As-Built drawings, preparation of contract drawings & specifications, and detailed cost estimate.
The A/E shall provide complete contract drawings & specifications including demolition, architectural, plumbing, fire protection, structural and mechanical & electrical drawings for construction.
The A/E shall provide construction period services to include submittal review; shall also provide a response to RFI, site/visits/inspections and prepare As-Built drawings from contractor markup.
The Architect/Engineer shall provide calculations comparing the energy consumption of the existing water tube boiler to the new proposed boiler and determine the energy and cost savings for the medical center of the new boiler compared to the existing water tube boiler. All energy saving calculations and Life Cycle Cost Analysis shall be included as part of the design package for all phases.
The A/E shall be responsible for development of the construction phasing plan, infection control risk assessment plan, and the interim life safety measures plan.
The A/E shall be required to provide 30%, 60%, 90% and 100% design drawings and specifications for review. The A/E shall follow the submission instructions outlined in VA Program Guide PG 18-15 Volume C.
The Architect/Engineer is responsible for completing the VA Privacy and Information Security Awareness training.
All local utility coordination and compliance for interconnection agreement(s) and utility incentives shall be included in the design. This shall include any preparation, coordination, and application for any interconnection fees and any rebates from New York State and/or the natural gas utility provider.  Also, identify the costs of these interconnection fees if applicable and possible, and verify any impact studies required by the utility, as well as the costs of these studies. The A/E shall consider and incorporate local utility and NYSERDA incentive and rebate program options into the design process. Where applicable, the A/E will directly coordinate the incentive and rebate activities, schedule, and requirements with the Local Utility Incentive Program Coordinator.
The project design shall include all stationary source permitting, testing and demonstration requirements necessary for construction and operation as required by the New York State Department Environmental Conservation
Prepare the following air emissions permit applications for review and submittal by VA: NY State Department of Environmental Conservation Air State Facility Permit Modification.  Provide all technical data required to complete the applications in order that VA can secure the requisite permits.
The A/E shall review the provisions of the medical center s existing New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Air State Facility Permit. The A/E shall prepare a fully completed Air State Facility permit modification application for the new boiler using the format stipulated by DEC. The A/E shall furnish all required technical information.  A copy of a previous permit modification application can be provided for reference. The A/E will provide the completed application form for the permit modification to the VA COR.  The VA will review the application for completeness and accuracy.  The A/E will modify the application as directed by VA. Following acceptance of the application by VA, VA will submit the application to DEC and will undertake all necessary further follow-up actions needed to obtain the permit.
The A/E shall provide a share point or FTP site that the VA does not have restricted access to for drawing transfer, submittal submission and review during the project.

Z--Asbestos Abatement, Bldg 200, Room C132 578-16-043

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Great Lakes Healthcare System | Published February 9, 2017  -  Deadline March 10, 2017
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PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE   Project No. 578-16-043: Asbestos Abatement Bldg. 200, Rm. C132, C132C, C131 and C137 at Edward Hines, Jr VA Medical Center, Hines, IL.
In accordance with Public Law 109-461, the Veterans Benefits, Healthcare and Information Technology Act of 2006,  Pursuant to 38 USC 8127(d), competition is restricted to VOSB construction firms.  This construction project is set-aside for Veteran-Owned-Small-Business (VOSBs).
Work is to be completed within One Hundred Two (102) calendar days of receipt of a Notice to Proceed.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Great Lakes Acquisition Center (GLAC/NCO12) requires Contractor(s) to provide all resources, labor, personnel, equipment, tools, materials, vehicles, transportation, and supervision necessary and required to perform the work associated with Project No. 578-16-043: Asbestos Abatement Bldg. 200, Rm. C132, C132C, C131 and C137.  All services related to the Statement of Work (SOW) shall meet local, state, federal, VA, ADA, NFPA, life safety codes and directives.
The contractor MUST be licensed in the State of Illinois for Asbestos Abatement/Removal.  The contractor MUST be registered with the Illinois Department of Public Health.  The contractor MUST show proof of OSHA/EPA Supervisor and Employee training for all personnel. The contractor shall obtain all necessary licenses and/or permits required to perform this work and provide them to the Contracting Officer prior to award.  Failure to submit the requested documentation maybe grounds for cancellation/or termination.
Statement of work includes:
Abate ACM in Room C132, C132C,  C131 and C137,  Bldg. 200
Room C132:  Remove ACM and mastic down to a clean and smooth substrate.  Abate approximately 458 square feet of ACM Vinyl Floor tile and mastic in Room C132.  Demo approximately 1,600 square feet of ACM interior wall down to studs up to concrete deck above (leave studs in place).  Do not damage interior infrastructures in wall.  Abate 80 linear feet if ACM insulation on 12 inch diameter pipe in ceiling in Room C132.  Reinsulate pipe.  Demo lay in ceiling in and grid in process.  Abate approximately 15 square feet of ACM floor tile and mastic just outside of the existing door to the room (i.e. out into the corridor).  Abate 1.5 feet out from room and abate 5 feet from the centerline of the door opening on each side of the door.  Abate asbestos insulation on up to 14 linear feet of 4 inch pipe at sink in room after demo of sink and wall.  Reinsulate up to 14 linear feet of 4 inch pipe insulation.  Whenever there is exposed asbestos after asbestos has been abated on a pipe, encapsulate the exposed friable asbestos.
Room C132C:  Abate approximately 217 square feet of ACM Vinyl floor tile and mastic in Room C132C, Demo approximately 1,200 square feet of ACM interior wall materials (all walls) down to studs and up to concrete deck above (leave studs in place).  Do not damage interior infrastructures inside of walls.  Demo interior door and frame.  Do not damage any interior infrastructures inside of walls.  Demo lay in ceiling and grid in process;  Abate approximately 10 square feet of ACM vinyl floor tile and mastic in small passageway between Rooms 132 and 132C.  Abate approximately 15 square feet of ACM floor tile and mastic just outside of the existing door to the room (i.e. out into the corridor).  Abate 1.5 feet out from room and abate 5 feet from the centerline of the door opening on each side of the door.
Room C131: Abate approximately 45 square feet of ACM ceramic floor tile and mastic in Room 131 and demo floor basin down to smooth surface.  Abate any materials under floor basin as ACM material.  Abate approximately 800 square feet of ACM interior wall materials (all walls) down to studs and up to concrete deck above (leave studs in place).  Do not damage infrastructure located inside of wall.  Abate ACM pipe insulation on ten 4 inch elbows on 4 inch pipes in Room C131.  Reinsulate pipes.  Abate 90 linear feet of ACM materials on 4 inch diameter pipe. Reinsulate 90 linear feet of 4 inch pipe.  Abate ACM pipe insulation on 120 linear feet of 2 inch diameter pipe.  Reinsulate 120 linear feet of 2 inch diameter pipe.  Abate approximately 15 square feet of ACM floor tile and mastic just outside of the existing door to the room (i.e. out into the corridor).  Abate 1.5 feet out from room and abate 5 feet from the centerline of the door opening on each side of the door.   Whenever there is exposed asbestos after asbestos has been abated on a pipe, encapsulate the exposed friable asbestos.
Room C137:    Abate approximately 96 square feet of ACM ceramic floor tile and mastic in Room C137.  Abate approximately 900 square feet of ACM interior wall materials (all walls) down to studs and up to concrete deck above (leave studs in place).  Do not damage infrastructure located inside of wall.  Demo lay in ceiling and grid in process.  Demo sink.  Abate 14 linear feet of 4 inch diameter ACM pipe insulation at sink.  Reinsulate 14 linear feet of 4 inch diameter pipe.  Abate floor tile and mastic in corridor outside of the room.  Tile shall be abated 1.5 feet out into the corridor and for 5 feet on each side of the centerline of the current door opening.  Wherever there is exposed asbestos after asbestos has been abated on a pipe, encapsulate the exposed friable asbestos.
Package and dispose of ACM debris in accordance with applicable standards and regulations.
Remove cove base in a manner that minimizes the damage to the wall surface above the cove base.  Contractor shall patch / repair any damage to the wall as a result of removing the existing cove base.
All construction debris, hazardous materials and garbage shall be removed in accordance with the terms and provisions of a Class III Infection Control Risk Assessment.  Contractor shall be responsible for its own hazardous material, garbage and construction debris removal from the campus.  All materials shall be disposed of in accordance with Federal, State and local environmental regulations.
Contractor shall provide asbestos abatement Quality Control monitoring.
Note:  Quality Assurance abatement monitoring will be awarded as separate contract by EHVAH.
The solicitation will be issued on/about February 24, 2017 with the bid opening on/about March 24, 2017.  The bidder is responsible to monitor and download any amendments from FedBizOpps.gov which may be issued to this solicitation.
There will be pre-construction conference held for this project and all prospective bidders are encouraged to attend.  Details of the pre-construction conference will be included in the solicitation package.
The construction magnitude range is between $25,000 and $100,000.
The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 562910 (Remediation Services).
The Small Business Administration (SBA) size determination for the procurement is $20.5 million.
In accordance with VAAR 819.7003 (b), VOSB firms must be verified in the VIP database (www.vip.vetbiz.gov) or hold a  Re-verification  symbol listed next to the firm s name (this symbol indicates that the firm is undergoing the re-verification process at CVE), prior to award of contract.
This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for submission of offers.  No other information regarding Scope, Dates, etc. will be provided until issuance of the solicitation on http://www.fbo.gov.  Any future amendments and other documents will be available electronically for download at the following URL: http://www.fbo.gov.  No paper copies of the solicitation will be available, and no telephone requests for paper copies of the solicitation will be accepted.  Interested offerors are advised to continuously check the fedbizopps.gov website for any changes to the solicitation.
Interested bidders should complete electronic annual representations and certifications and shall be registered in the System for Award Management(SAM) database at http://www.sam.gov and shall be verified in the VETBIZ Registry Information Pages at http://www.vetbiz.gov/ prior to submitting an offer, and shall have completed the VETS100A report at http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/vets-100.html (if applicable).

C--A/E Design - A/E IDIQ

Department of Veterans Affairs, Columbia (SC) VAMC | Published February 2, 2017  -  Deadline March 7, 2017
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ARCHITECT-ENGINEERING (A/E) DESIGN SERVICES: The WBJ Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia, SC is seeking qualified Architectural and Engineering Firms for an Architect/Engineer, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (A/E, IDIQ), multi-discipline contract to provide professional Architect/Engineer (A/E) Services.  Tasks shall include architectural, landscape architecture, interior design, civil, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and structural disciplines.  This procurement may result in award of a minimum of two separate IDIQ contracts from this announcement.
The selected A/E firms shall provide professional A/E services for various VA projects as required.  A/E services shall include, but are not limited to design services to include the preparation of designs, plans, specifications, accurate cost estimates, commissioning, construction period services, site visits, necessary site investigation, as-builts and verification of as-built drawings, analysis of utility systems, necessary detail drawings and reproduction expenses, calculations, studies, surveying and mapping, tests, evaluations, consultations, comprehensive planning, program management, concept designs, value engineering, soils engineering, drawings reviews and preparation of operation and maintenance manuals.  Services include design submissions which may be at, but are not limited to, conceptual, 35%, 65% and 100% with updated as-built drawings on AutoCAD CDs, PDF files, and other related professional services as defined by FAR Part 36.6 that may be required.
To be selected, the A/E firm is required to have a registered Architect and Professional Engineer on staff.  Any required engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Fire Protection) as well as the Industrial Hygienist, Landscape Architecture or Interior Design services may be obtained on a consultant basis through a professional engineering firm.
The contract term is for a one-year base period and four (4) one-year option periods.  The maximum ordering limit per year will be $3,000,000.00 with no individual task order exceeding $1,000,000.00.  The guaranteed minimum task order value will be $5,000.00 for the life of the contract including option periods.  Once a task order has been placed for a total of $5,000.00 or more the minimum award guarantee will be satisfied.    Multiple task orders may be awarded with similar completion schedules and overlapping delivery dates.
Task orders may include, but are not limited to the following:
1) Schematic Phase: to include but not limited to making site investigations, collecting data, performing analysis, making presentations and conducting other fact finding studies as might be necessary to support the design of the project.  This may include economic analysis and feasibility studies and developing scopes for programmed projects.  Services may also include additional consultant services as necessary based on specific project scope.
2) Design Development: may include engineering calculations and analysis, complete design, and statements of probable cost.
3) Construction Documents: to provide complete detailed construction documents for final review that are of such quality and completeness that they can be competitively bid by contractors.
4) Bid Documents: to provide completed detailed, signed drawings, specifications and documents complete and ready for issuance to prospective contractors. A/E firms will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. A/E firms are responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction.
5) Construction Period Services: may include commissioning services, consultation and visits, design work as related to inquiries and modifications, hazardous material abatement plans, preparation of cost estimates including contractor bid analysis and recommendations, and participation in any pre-bid and preconstruction conferences.  All Task Orders shall remain open until after the competition of the construction contract to allow for the full use of construction period services.
This is a 100% set-aside for SDVOSB firms only.  The firms will need to be CVE verified and visible in VIP (VAAR 8041102) when SF330 s are submitted.
This requirement is being procured in accordance with The Brooks Act of 1972, Federal Acquisition Regulation 36.6 (FAR) and VA Acquisition Regulation 836.6 (VAAR).
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541310 and 541330, Architectural Services and Engineering Services, and the small business size standards are $7.0 million and $14.0 million respectively. Interested parties shall ensure current state licensing, shall have current registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database at http://ccr.gov, verified as a SDVOSB in VetBiz information pages (VIP) at hrrp://vip.vetbiz.gov and reporting to VETS 100 program at https://vets100.dol.gov.vets100login.htm.  SDVOSB verification is mandatory to be considered for award.
Firms must be registered in SAM (System for Award Management) database, information on registration requirements can be obtained on the Internet at (http://sam.gov), and submit their complete Annual Representation s and Certifications (ORCA) via online at htpp://orca.bpn.gov.  Any firm not CVE verified upon submission of their SF330 s will not be evaluated and not considered for award.  Please submit a copy of you CVE verification letter with your SF330 package.
A/E firms are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73 the total cost of the architect or engineer services contracted for must not exceed six percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR Clause 52.236-22 - Design Within Funding Limitation, will be applicable to any task order or procurement  action under this A/E IDIQ.
Firms will be evaluated by the A/E Evaluation Board, scored and ranked according to score.  The most qualified firms will be invited to interview with the selection board.  The number of firms selected to interview will be dependent on the number of firms that submit SF-330s.  A minimum of three firms will interview with the selection board, and will again be numerically scored.  The two firms with the highest score will be selected to negotiate an A/E IDIQ contract.
Responses should be submitted on an SF330. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP type in SF330 in the "Find a Form" block and click on search.
This project includes a requirement for site visits and coordination on design reviews, A/E firms will be required to attend meetings in person on site at the WBJ Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC.  Due to this requirement, the area for consideration for this acquisition is restricted to eligible A/E firms, to include subcontractors, team members, and partners with an operating office located within the local geographic region of the WBJ Dorn VAMC, Columbia, SC.  The local geographic location of consideration for this project is: AE firm must be located within a 200 mile radius of the WBJ Dorn VA Medical Center 6439 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209.
Interested firms must include the location of an operating office within the radius in their SF330 package.  Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to noncompliance with the terms of the solicitation.
Prospective firms shall address all selection criteria factors within their submitted SF330 packages.  Submission of information incorporated by reference is not allowed.  Interested firms shall submit five (5) printed and bound copies and two (2) electronic copies on compact disk of their SF 330 with appropriate documentation.  Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to noncompliance with the terms of the solicitation.
Submitted SF330s will include the following elements:
Standard Form 330 (Rev. 3/2013)   Architect-Engineer Qualifications
SF330, Section H: Additional Information
Firms submitted SF330s will be evaluated by an A/E evaluation board, scored and ranked according to score.  The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF 330 technical proposals:
Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services.
Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, and waste reduction. Demonstrated success in prescribing the use of recovered materials, and using waste reduction and energy efficiency in facility design. Provide examples of experience and demonstrate the ability to provide professional consulting and design services relevant to hospitals and healthcare organizations; familiarity with applicable codes and ability to incorporate in design documents the requirements of the Joint commission, OSHA, NFPA, IBC, and other such regulatory organizations, and commissioning certification and experience.  This includes, but is not limited to; safety related requirements as the implementation of interim life safety measures (ILSMs) and infection control risk assessments (ICRAs).
Capacity of the A/E firm to perform work required within required time frames and budget.  Volume of previously awarded contracts and government experience should be demonstrated.
Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry. Highlight past performance in a hospital environment, including, but not limited to design development, construction cost estimating, cost control, code review and implementation, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules, etc.
Geographic location and facilities of the working offices which will provide the professional services and familiarity with the area in which the project work is located.
Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, national recognition, general management and cooperation.
Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services (Errors and Omissions).
Specific experience and qualifications of the proposed personnel assigned to the project design and management teams and their record of working together as a team.
Acceptability under other appropriate evaluation criteria; i.e. SF330, Section H:
Management Plan
Management Process
QA/QC
Cost Control
Schedule Control
Proposed Design Approach
Each respondent must be able to demonstrate the ability to comply with FAR Clause 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting and all Joint Ventures must be CVE verified, submit agreements that comply with 13CFR 125.15  prior to contract award.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL.  THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE FOR ARCHITECT/ENGINEERING (A/E) DESIGN SERVICES; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330. ONLY THE A/E FIRMS RESPONDING TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BY SUBMITTING AN SF330 PACKAGE ON TIME WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR INITIAL EVALUATION.
Offerors opting to mail proposals shall submit proposal packages to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Mail Delivery:
William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center
Attn: Robert Holbrook, Contract Specialist
Bldg 22 Room 3B108
6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29209
Offerors opting to hand deliver proposals shall submit proposal packages to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Hand Delivery:
William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center
Attn: Robert Holbrook, Contract Specialist
Bldg 22 Room 3B108
6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29209
Firms shall submit proposals not later than 1:30 PM local time Friday, March 7, 2017.
All questions regarding this announcement must be e-mailed to the contracting office at robert.holbrook3@va.gov.

C--SPS Satellite Storage Rooms, Project 542-17-102

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published February 17, 2017  -  Deadline March 13, 2017
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ACQUISITION INFORMATION:
The VA Medical Center (CVAMC) in Coatesville, PA is seeking professional Architect and Engineering (A&E) services for Project No. 542-17-102, SPS Satellite Storage Rooms Climate Control.
This announcement is being issued in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineering firms (Public Law 92-582) and implemented in the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) Part 36. Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms permitted by law to practice the professions of architecture or engineering are requested to send two copies of an SF330 (3/2013 Edition) and CD from qualified and eligible firms classified as 100% SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS.
Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. This is not a Request for Proposal and an award will not be made with this announcement. This announcement is a request for SF330s from qualified firms that meet the professional and set aside requirements listed in this announcement.
A. General Scope of Work: The A&E shall provide all architectural and engineering services as defined to accomplish complete contract drawings, specifications, technical reports, and cost estimates for the scope of work.
Existing Building Overview:
Satellite Storage is dedicated storage rooms for clean or sterile supplies. Satellite storage areas often include storage of critical and semi-critical reusable medical equipment (RME). The existing buildings are three story masonry constructions in an  H  configuration, built in 1930 and 1947 time frames. Existing interior partition walls are a Terra Cotta block, covered with plaster, ceilings are plaster over the newer suspended ceilings. SPS Storage Rooms are located primarily in patient occupied buildings 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 38, 39, 57, 58, 59, 138, 138E, approximately 31 SPS Satellite Storage areas currently exist.
Scope of Work:
The Engineering disciplines required for this project will be Architectural, Mechanical,
Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Industrial Hygienist Services. The purpose
of this project is to bring VAMC Coatesville satellite sterile medical supply storage
closets climate control parameters into compliance with VHA Directive 1116, March
23, 2016 regarding positive air flow, minimum air changes, minimum and maximum
Temperature, and humidity.  Also, included in this design will be a fully functional
direct-digital controls systems for each mechanical system installed.
The A&E shall evaluate existing Satellite Storage Rooms and Closets and
develop a report of recommended compliance solutions for each of the rooms as
documented on the building and room schedule.  After VA reviews and agrees on
the best course of action, the A&E shall prepare design plans and
specifications for construction and installation of selected solutions. The project
includes all the necessary demolition and new construction of walls, doors / frames,
electrical requirements, architectural finishes and new HVAC system
requirements in order to satisfy the requirements in VHA Directive 1116.
The A&E shall design a complete and functional user friendly environment in
accordance with VHA Directive 1116 and all National Architectural, Electrical,
Mechanical and Building Codes, ADA Requirements, Fire / Life / Safety and Security
Codes, The Joint Commission Compliance and VA Handbook 7176 Criteria, and VA
HVAC Design Manual.
Energy, Water Efficiency and Renewable Energy: The A&E shall specify in
the construction design specifications the use of the maximum practicable amount of
recovered materials consistent with the performance requirements, availability, price
reasonableness, and cost-effectiveness. The A&E shall also consider energy
conservation, pollution prevention, and waste reduction to the maximum extent
practicable in developing the construction design specifications. Energy-consuming
products must comply with the following applicable requirements when acquiring
energy-consuming products listed in the ENERGY STAR® Program or Federal
Energy Management Program (FEMP):
Agencies shall purchase ENERGY STAR® or FEMP-designated products; and
2)  For products that consume power in a standby mode and are listed on
FEMP s Low Standby Power Devices product listing, agencies shall
Purchase items which meet FEMP s standby power wattage recommendation or document the reason for not purchasing such items; or
If FEMP has listed a product without a corresponding wattage recommendation, purchase items which use no more than one watt in their standby power consuming mode. When it is impracticable to meet the one watt requirement, agencies shall purchase items with the lowest standby wattage practicable; and
3)  Information is available via the Internet about
ENERGY STAR® at http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.; and
FEMP at http://energy.gov/eere/femp/energy-efficient-product-procurement.
4. Satellite Storage Room and Closet Schedule:
Sterile Processing Services (SPS)
Material Management (MM)
Satellite Storage is dedicated storage rooms for clean or sterile supplies. Satellite
storage areas often include storage of critical and semi-critical reusable medical
equipment (RME).
SPS:
Building 1, SPS Room B01C Clean Supply
Building 1, SPS Room 161 Dental Sterile Room
Building 1, Room 165A EKG
Building 1, Room 218 AMCU
Building 2, MM Room 227A 2B Women s Health
Building 3, SPS Room 141
Building 3, SPS Room B10
Building 3, Room B52 Medical Imaging
Building 3, Room B18 Urgent Care
Building 4, SPS Room B10 SPS Coordinator Closet
Building 4, SPS Room B07F Sterile Storage Supply
Building 4, SPS Room B07H Mechanical Supply Closet
Building 4, Room B05A Sterile Processing
Building 4, Room B07B Sterile Processing
Material Management:
Building 1, MM Room 149 Dental
Building 1, MM Room 227, 1B MED
Building 1, MM Room 316 Pulmonary
Building 2, MM Room 111F, 2A Clinics
Building 3, Room 160
Building 3, Room 125 Laboratory
Building 3, Room 178 Podiatry
Building 6, B11 Future
Building 7, Room 154 SPD 7A Dom
Building 7, Room 234B SPD 7B Dom
Building 7, MM Room 221A
Building 8, MM Room 105
Building 8, MM Room 205, 8B MED
Building 13, MM Storage Warehouse
Building 38, MM Room 216A
Building 39, MM Room 123
Building 39, MM Room 222A
Building 57, MM Room 107
Building 57, MM Room 202
Building 58, MM Room 117
Building 58, Room 105F Pandemic Influenza
Building 58, Room 105G Pandemic Influenza
Building 59, Room 151B Closet
Building 59, MM Room 243
Building 69, Room 108 SPD PM&RS
Building 69, Room 121 Audiology
Building 138, MM Room 237
Building 138, MM Room 125A MED
Building 138, MM Room 115
Climate Control Parameters for Sterile Processing Services
AREA
AIR FLOW
MINIMUM AIR CHANGES (ACH)
TEMPERATURE
HUMIDITY
Clean or Sterile Storage, Satellite Storage Area
Positive
4
66°F to 75°F
(set point 70°F)
30% to 55%
The A&E must work with VA staff to determine the extent of the mechanical
systems installation for each area to meet minimum program criteria requirements and
stay within budget. The project shall include all necessary work to design and
construct complete and functional systems in accordance with the Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) requirements, industry standards and all applicable code
requirements. The systems and equipment must maximize energy efficiency to the
extent practical.
5. The scope of work includes but is not limited to the following:
Evaluation of existing conditions,
Architectural programming and design charrettes as required,
calculations,
Providing recommendations and cost estimates,
Implementing value-engineering decisions to meet required construction budget,
Involvement of a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) to incorporate the necessary guidance in the construction documents as applicable,
Providing submittals and final documents as indicated below.
B.  The following Investigative Work shall also be included Within the Scope of
this Project:
Perform a code analysis to insure that the applicable Codes are being applied.
Provide any civil, structural, architectural, electrical and mechanical investigative work necessary for properly designed and coordinated systems and elements.
Prepare any measured drawings of existing systems or facility required to insure the accuracy of your design.
Take digital photos of site major features and connection points.  Digital format must be compatible with VA software.
VAMC Coatesville photo ID badges are required to be worn by all consultant personnel during all project site visits.
C.   Other:
Complete review and analysis of contractor's project cost proposals.
The A&E shall check Government furnished and/or the Construction Contractor's shop drawings, detail drawings, schedules, descriptive literature and samples, testing labor atory reports, field test data and review the color, texture and suitability of materials for conformity with the design concept and construction documents. The A&E shall recommend approval, disapproval, or other suitable disposition. The A&E shall evaluate the submittals with reference to any companion submittals that constitute a system. When necessary, the A&E shall, through the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), request the Contractor to submit related components of a system before acting on a single component. The A&E may be required to hold joint reviews with the VA technical staff on complicated system submittals. The A&E shall notify the COR in writing of any and all deviations from the requirements of the construction documents that is found in the Construction Contractor's submittals. Such responsibility shall be carried out with reasonable promptness as to cause no delay.
Construction period site visits as required. Include Sixteen (16) site visits; eight (8) hours each for budget purposes. (include the price for additional site visits should they be desired.)
Reproduction costs: The cost of reproducing contract documents (drawings and specifications) and delivery to the VA Contracting Officer. Specifications should be spiral-bound (as made by GPC) with a clear plastic front cover and a back cover.
Infection Control: The "Pre-Construction Risk Assessment (PCRA)" shall be completed and incorporated into the final construction documents.
The A&E shall update all AutoCAD Drawings to reflect as-built conditions, based upon mark-ups provided by the Contractor. The A&E shall provide to the COR a complete set of Mylar as-built drawings and compact disks (CD) of electronic contract documents as described in construction period service requirements.
D.  Drawing Requirements: Submitted drawings must be completed in accordance
with VA Design and Construction Procedures.  Media submission CD compact disk requirements include: Drawings in AutoCAD 2014 format: font selection limited to "Bold.SHX" and "ROMANS.SHX", menu must be set to "ACAD.MNU" and drawing must be layered and named in accordance with approved VA layering guidelines.
E.  Time Schedule Review and Submittal Requirements:  This article specifies
documents and contents required to be submitted by the A&E to the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for each scheduled review, and the due dates
for each submission. COR acceptance of each submission is required before
proceeding to the next submission. The A&E shall complete the design within
215 days.
Conceptual Design   The purpose of this phase is to provide successful architectural programming for the renovation area, to determine a clear plan and direction for further development. Coordinate interviews and meetings with affected user groups and engineering staff as required for successful programming. Conceptual design options must be provided to the VA, taking into account user requirements and available building and site conditions and infrastructure, and the construction budget. Provide documentation to the Contracting Officer/Contracting Officer Representative as required to fully communicate the design options. Aspects which must be addressed include, but are not limited to:
Site
Architectural
Cost estimating
Schedule and phasing
Sustainability
Utilities and building services
Physical security
Schematic Documents Review   The objective of this submission is to provide
the VA with an overview of the A&E design approach, to present any fundamental design options for consideration and selection by the VA, and to insure that the design development of the project is properly focused, aligned with VA requirements and within the scope of the contract.
50% Construction Documents Review   The objective of this submission is to
provide the VA with project documents in sufficient detail to evaluate the design, its adherence to the project scope and the A&E s ability to interpret the design criteria and prepare biddable documents.
95% Construction Documents Review   The objective of this submission is to
provide the VA with construction documents which are substantially and
technically complete, in the proper format, biddable, constructible, coordinated
between all disciplines and adhering to the project scope for final review by the VA.
100% Construction Documents Review   The objective of this submission is to for the VA to verify that all previous comments have been properly addressed prior to issuance of final bid documents.
Final Submission of Construction Documents   Provide complete sets of
documents as outlined and in quantities as required.
F.   Construction Period Service Requirements.
Review of Contractor's Cost Proposal: Review and evaluate cost proposals submitted by selected construction contractor(s) prior to contract award when requested by the Contracting Officer. The A&E shall provide written analysis of the cost proposal(s), specifically citing areas of excess cost (labor, materials, etc.) or omissions of key requirements of the contract. The A&E should reference and compare costs for items as listed in the A&E final cost estimate.
Review of Submittals: The A&E shall review all submittals (material submittals, shop drawings and test reports (if required), etc.) and return them to the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) within 10 working days or as otherwise required by the contract.
Review of Change Order Requests and Requests for Information (RFI): The A&E shall respond promptly to all Change Order Requests and Requests for Information as required by the contract.
Site Visits: The A&E shall include Sixteen (16) site visits; eight (8) hours each, Construction Phase site visits including the final inspection when requested by the COR. (include price for additional site visits should they be desired by the COR). Written meeting minutes and recommendations shall be provided to the VA by the COB (Close of Business) on the following workday. E-mail copies of digital photographs from site visits when requested by the COR.
"As-Built" Document Requirements:
Drawings: The A&E shall update all AutoCAD Drawings to reflect as-built conditions, based upon mark-ups provided by the Contractor. The A&E shall provide a complete set of Mylar as-built drawings and two compact disks (CD) to the COR, each containing a complete set of as-built drawings in Adobe PDF format and a copy of all of the AutoCAD as-built files with "xrefs" bound and A&E title block information erased per consultant requirements.
Specifications: The A&E shall update the complete set of specifications to reflect all changes issued. The A&E shall provide two compact disks (CD) to the COR, each containing this complete set of the final specifications in Adobe PDF format.
G.  Evaluation Criteria: The A&E selection criteria for this acquisition is listed in descending order of importance. Sub-elements are of equal importance.
Team proposed for this project
Background of personnel
Project manager
Other Key Personnel
Consultants
Previous experience of proposed team
Project Experience, Psychiatric Unit, Hospital, VA Medical Center
At least two similar projects in size and scope
Proposed Management Plan
Design Phase
Construction Phase
Project control
Techniques planned to control the schedule and cost
Personnel responsible for schedule and cost control
Estimating effectiveness
a.  Ten most recently bid projects
Response Time (RFI, Submittals, Change Orders - Percentage in relation to total amount.)
Prime Firm
Consultants
Proposed design approach
a. Architectural
b. Structural
c. Environmental
d. Electrical
e. Plumbing
f.  Mechanical
Miscellaneous experience and capabilities
Experience in NFPA 70E and 101 Life Safety Code
b.  Industrial Hygienist
H.  Contract Award Procedure:  Interested A&E firms shall submit two (2) copies of SF330 (3/2013 Edition) and CD with appropriate documentation and information to Elizabeth Morin, Contracting Officer (542/90C), VAMC, Building 19S, 1400 Black Horse Hill Rd., Coatesville, PA 19320 by close of business (4:30 PM, EST), March 13, 2017. A&E firms shall be registered at www.sam.gov and www.vetbiz.gov. If available, please include your firm's VetBiz.gov SDVOSB status verification. Failure of a proposed SDVOSB A&E firm to be certified by the CVE at the time of the SF330 is submitted shall result in elimination from further consideration for award. Following an evaluation of the qualifications and performance data submitted, three or more firms considered to be the most highly qualified firms to provide the type of services required will be chosen for interviews. After interviews, the most highly qualified firm will be issued the solicitation and requested to submit a proposal. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this announcement. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement.  A&E firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. NAICS 541310 and size standard $7.5M apply. The award of a Firm Fixed-Price contract is contemplated and is subject to the availability of FY17 funding.  Magnitude of construction project estimate is between $1,000,000.00 and $2,000,000.00.
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Specialist Leg Ulcer Clinic in Corby

NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT | Published February 9, 2017
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NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has a population of approximately 84,000. Corby CCG consists of 5 GP member practices that are working together to ensure the local population has high quality healthcare services which are sustainable. We are looking for a provider to deliver a specialist Leg Ulcer clinic for GP patients to offer early access to specialist intervention and improve healing rates for our patient population. Recent studies within a Cochrane review (O'Meara 2009) compared compression bandaging performed within a specialist leg ulcer community clinic with usual treatment by the GP and district nurses, overall healing rates were significantly increased in patients with venous leg ulcers receiving compression within a specialist leg ulcer setting. The service will manage all leg ulcerations from 5 GP practices based in the NHS Corby CCG boundaries. Patients will be initially assessed in their GP practice and will be referred to the Leg Ulcer service from the first point of contact. The service will provide routine treatments as specified by the locally agreed Leg Ulcer pathway. It is anticipated that most patients will require compression bandaging on a weekly basis and that leg ulcers should heal within a 12 week period. An agreed set of outcome measures has been defined including improved healing rates and quality of life to patients. The service must be available between 9 and 5pm, Monday to Friday including Bank Holidays and providers would be expected to supply a self-management plan to patients so to minimise the need for out of hour's interventions. Premises from which the service will be delivered must be suitable for the provision of treatment to patients with venous leg ulcers, including the implementation of the standards for infection control and the safe disposal of contaminated waste. If you would like to express an interest in this service, please send your confirmation by email to Rosalind Carter at Rosalind.Carter@ardengemcsu.nhs.uk by no later than 5.00pm on 23rd February 2017.
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