C--IDIQ Contract for General Design and other related Services within the New Orleans District Area of Responsibility and the Mississippi Valley Division
Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 25, 2015 - Deadline March 27, 2015
1.CONTRACT INFORMATION: Interested firms shall respond by submitting a SF 330, listing their qualifications in accordance with the instructions below. This is not a Request for Proposal. The resulting contract(s) is being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Firms will be selected for negotiations based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required services. North American Industrial Classification System Code is 541330, which has a size standard of $15,000,000 in average annual receipts. This announcement is set-aside for 100% Small Business. The resulting contract(s) will be Firm Fixed-Price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity type contract(s). Multiple contract awards shall be made, consisting of a 12-month base period, plus four option periods, 12-month each. The minimum guaranteed amount for base plus all option periods is $150,000.00. The contract ceiling amount is $7,500,000.00 or 5 years in duration, whichever comes first. Work will be issued by negotiated firm fixed-price or General Design and related services task orders not to exceed the contract ceiling amount. Responding firms must address each A-E Selection Criteria and clearly indicate which shall be subcontracted. To be eligible for contract award, the firm must be registered in the DOD System for Award Management (SAM). Register via the SAM Internet site at https://www.sam.gov. The primary purpose of the proposed contract is to provide A-E Design services for projects located within the geographic boundaries of the New Orleans District and the Mississippi Valley Division and demonstrate prior field data collection experience within Louisiana. SF330 Due Date is 27 March 2015. Questions and Answers cut-off date will be 13 March 2015 at 11:00 a.m. CST.
2. PROJECT INFORMATION: A-E Design and related services are to be accomplished through Task Orders, which shall consist of the following tasks:
a. The work may involve investigations, comparisons, data evaluations, analysis, design, water quality analysis, technical writing, civil design, hydraulic design, structural design, geotechnical design, mechanical design, electrical design, architectural design, building and civil information modeling (BIM/CIM); and CAD drafting for design documentation reports (DDRs), geotechnical reports, feasibility studies, plans and specifications, operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals, periodic inspection reports, value engineering, or other engineering documents; and engineering design support during advertisement (EDA) and engineering during construction (EDC). EDA responsibilities include preparing amendments to the advertised plans and specifications and updating the BIM/CIM as warranted by comments received from prospective bidders. EDC responsibilities include attending the pre-construction conferences; responding to the Contractors Requests for Information and Clarifications; reviewing submittals from the construction contractor; and, performing monthly or bi-weekly site visits with the objective of witnessing construction practices, observing conditions, and documenting from the designer's perspective the implementation of the designer's product. The A-E shall be responsible for all engineering, BIM/CIM revisions, plans and specification revisions required during construction of the projects which are necessitated by different site conditions, inadvertent errors and omissions in original contract documents or a project feature design change. The A-E shall also be responsible for coordination of all design changes with the Government and the local sponsor. All information shall be submitted to the Government in an expeditious manner to avoid delays to the construction Contractor. Surveying and the use of aerial mapping are required to support this work.
b. The work may involve the following disciplines and professional qualifications of the key design personnel -- including professional registration in engineering, architecture and surveying -- available to work on this contract: Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Corrosion Engineering, and Cost Engineering; Architecture, Surveying and CAD/GIS technology and Environmental Engineering; and, Hydrologists, Landscape Architecture, 3D Information Modeling, Drafting (following specific standards), Computer Programming, Project Management, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Analyst, and Surveying. Demonstrate professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. The evaluation will consider the education, training, licensing, certification, overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm.
c. The work may involve the following types of existing projects, and new projects may be at any design stage, may involve new or existing structures: Hydraulic structures such as locks, floodgates, flood risk management structures, floodwalls, levees, navigation structures, drainage canals and structures, prestressed and post tensioned
concrete structures, pumping stations; marine structures such as bulkheads, dolphins,
fenders, guide walls, jetties; highway work such as roads, ramps, buildings such as warehouses, pump houses, or offices related to the structures above; flood risk management and hurricane and storm damage risk reduction projects; and freshwater and sediment diversion projects, and other multi-purpose projects.
d. The work may involve the following types of related work: 3D modeling of buildings, structures, sites and horizontal construction features, civil/site work design, structural design, finite element modeling, frame analysis, pile group analysis, drainage analysis, development of plans and specifications, development of real estate rights-of way drawings, HTRW investigations; architectural treatments, landscaping, perform soil borings, soil testing to determine soil properties and provide boring logs in accordance with the USACE New Orleans District geotechnical criteria, pile capacity curves, bearing capacity analysis, cantilever retaining or floodwall analysis, temporary retaining structure design, time settlement projections with lift schedules, soil pressures, seepage and dewatering analysis, stability analysis using Spencer's Method and/or Method of Planes for levees, reinforced embankments, dikes and other earthen structures; stability analyses of slopes for revetments, channels and excavations; stability analyses of flood walls (T-wall, I-wall, L-wall), down drag and settlement analysis, numerical modeling, settlement induced bending moments in piles, wave equation analyses, water quality analysis, anchored and multi-braced retaining wall analyses, piping analyses, uplift analyses, heave analyses, filter design, relief well design, pile load test monitoring, noise and vibration monitoring, operation and interpretation of data obtained from A-E provided pile driver analyzer or static pile load testing; and, surveys and the use of aerial photographic coverage to locate features and develop 3D survey information models, instrumentation for stream gaging activities, topographic maps, contour maps, profiles and sections, both land based and hydrographic.
e. The instrumentation and evaluation work may involve the following:
1. Surveying and instrumentation data gathering for specific features of existing civil works structures such as survey cross sections and profiles, settlement mark readings, joint movement readings, joint alignment readings and piezometer readings. The surveys may include hydrographic, overbank, horizontal distances and control data produced and submitted in compliance with New Orleans District surveys standards and USACE EMs. Firms must indicate their capability of utilizing Global Positioning Systems GPS, total stations, terrestrial scanners, and digital levels.
2. Compiling the field data into the appropriate digital format for use in various software, e.g. government provided data collector program, government provided cross section plot program, Excel spreadsheet with graphics.
3. Producing CAD and Excel plots and plates from the compiled data.
4. Analyzing the field data and preparing instrumentation evaluation reports with photos and documentation of the site visit by Engineers.
5. Installation of instrumentation devices such as piezometers, inclinometers, stream
gages and corrosion meters.
3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance. Criteria (a) thru (e) are primary. Criteria (f) is secondary and will be used only as tie-breakers among technically equal firms.
a. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence of the firm and its key personnel to perform the services and produce the engineering documents listed in paragraph 2 above.
b. Professional Qualifications of the key design personnel -- including professional registration in engineering, architecture and surveying -- available to work on this contract in the following disciplines: Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Corrosion Engineering, and Cost Engineering; Architecture, Surveying and CAD/GIS technology and Environmental Engineering; Hydrologists, Landscape Architecture, 3D Information Modeling, Drafting (following specific standards), Computer Programming, Project Management, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Analyst, and Surveying. Demonstrate professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. The evaluation will consider the education, training, licensing, certification, overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm.
c. Capacity (personnel and equipment) to perform the work in the required time using all of the latest versions of commercial and Corps software packages utilized by the Corps; produce geo-referenced CAD drawings in the Micro-station format according to USACE CAD Standards; produce GIS products according to USACE GIS Standards; produce specifications; produce cost estimates in MCACES (MIl); perform soil borings and soil testing and analysis in accordance with the New Orleans District geotechnical criteria; perform land based and hydrographic (if required) surveys in accordance with New Orleans District Survey Standards; and provide the following minimum personnel: three structural engineers, three civil engineers, two geotechnical engineers, one hydraulic engineer, one cost engineer, one electrical engineer, two mechanical engineers, one corrosion engineer, one environmental engineer, one architect, one registered land surveyor (to include State of Louisiana licensing) and one Micro-station CAD technician, one building information modeler, one civil information modeler, one hydrologist, one GIS Analyst, two 3-person topographic survey parties, one 2-person hydrographic survey party, and one 2-person Global Positioning System (GPS) party capable of performing various types of GPS Surveys.
d. Knowledge of the Locality within the limits of the New Orleans District and the Mississippi Valley Division and demonstrate prior field data collection experience within Louisiana.
e. Past Performance on Department of Defense and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules as determined from PPIRS.
f. Geographic Proximity: The location of the design firm with respect to time and distance to the New Orleans District Headquarters.
4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms that have the capability to perform the services described in this announcement are invited to submit five printed copies and one electronic copy (CD or DVD) of Standard Form 330 for the proposed team, including the prime firm and all joint venture partners, subcontractors, consultants and free-lance associates, to the address below not later than 1400 hrs Central Time on the closing date of this announcement.
The five primary selection criteria and one secondary criteria listed in paragraph 3 above must be addressed in the appropriate sections of the SF 330 for the prime contractor as well as all subcontractors and consultants, and any other pertinent information. Include the firm's DUNS number in SF 330, Block 5.
The SF 330 Part I shall not exceed 100 pages (8.5 x 11 inch sheets), including no more than 50 pages for Section H. Submittal exceeding this size will not be considered. Each side of a sheet of paper is a page. Use font type no smaller than point size 11. Firms responding to this announcement after the closing date and time will NOT be
considered. Required forms may be obtained on the Internet at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP.
Overnight or courier type of mail should be sent to the following address: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, Attn: Melissa A. Vaughn, Room 184, 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-1030. Refer to Announcement No. W912P8-15-R-0002.