FDA Vivarium Laboratory Composite Walls and Door
General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published January 22, 2016 - Deadline March 4, 2016
The General Services Administartion (GSA), Public Building Service(PBS), National Capital Region(NCR), Region 11, Office of Acquisition, R&A West Branch intends to ussue a RFP to perform Vivarium Laboratory Composite Walls & Door Upgrades, Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20991.
This requirement is 100% set aside for All Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses in accordance with FAR 19.1405. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this work is 236220; small business size standard is $36.5 Million. All responsible firms may submit an offer. This is a competitive negotiated acquisition governed by procedures FAR 15.
Period of performance for this requirement shall be 180 calendar days after issuance of Notice to Proceed.
The Project range is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000.
This work is located at the Food and Drug Administration Building Animal Labs Building 10 at 10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD 20993. There are approximately 250 Bio-Safety Level 2 (BSL-2) labs, 10 Bio-Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) labs, a vivarium (animal facility), and other unique and high value components.
The research and testing conducted at this facility has direct impact on human health in the US and around the world. Vaccines and medical protocols are established and monitored through activities at this facility.
The GSA owned facility’s Labs are having multiple issues with the current epoxy paint on the walls, ceiling and doors and frames. Every year there has been peeling, cracking, chipping issues with the current epoxy paint. This is a serious sanitation issue arise when epoxy paint is not sealed correctly. The existing (CMU) block walls that are painted in the facility are very porous and cannot be properly cleaned and /or sealed. Accreditation is essential to the facility making these upgrades will allow the agency to maintain / keep this accreditation; The area shall be sanitized for the animals, which is the facilities first and utmost priority, and in a manner and form that is consistent with all applicable laws, rules, codes, industry standards, permits and regulations, promulgated by any and all governmental authorities having jurisdiction. From technicians through supervision and management, contractors working in this environment should not only be proficient at their tasks on unique and highly specialized systems, but must understand the coordination requirements to minimize disruption to ongoing research and the necessary precautions that must be taken to avoid potential collateral damages. The agency has decided to correct these issues by the approval of installing a GridLock Wall and Ceiling Paneling System by Life Science Products, Inc.
Requirements for the vendor:
A vendor who has a proven team with extensive experience of building a “Clean Room” environments in the private sector (examples: healthcare, life science, manufacturing, etc.) as well as in the federal government laboratory (Bio-Safety Levels 1-3 building(s)). GSA & FDA are looking for a vendor that is specialized in working with this particular product; and has the proven turnkey solution and unique approach in working hand –in –hand with FDA/OCET technical engineers for minimal disruption in the operation flow and information technology services.
The vendor will ensure total compliance and integration with existing information technology (IT) systems to promote seamless transition and minimal disruption. Again, the FDA is seeking a unique technology driven turnkey solution to help address/eliminate current challenges to the existing solution and reduce maintenance costs moving forward.
The vendor shall ensure the warranty of this product and be able to address any replacement of any material found to be defective other than normal wear and abuse for a period of the manufacturer’s recommendation; be able to come to the site within twenty four (24) hours of been notified by the Government.
A site visit will be conducted on February 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Details are outlined in the solicitation. Interested firms are encouraged to attend.
Interested firms must be registered in the system for Award Managment (SAM). firms can register via the Internet site at https://www.sam.gov or by contacting SAM Service Desk at http://www.fds.gov. Interested firms are required to submit their representations and certifications through the SAM website.
No telephone requests will be accepted. The solicitation will not be sealed bid and there will not be a formal bid opening. All inquiries must be in writing, preferably 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. Offeror's will not be reimbursed for proposal submittal expenses.
Interested parties are strongly encouraged to register to receive notification of actions including posting of any amendments. However, offerors are advised to check the sight frequently as they are responsible for obtaining amendments.