PROJECT INFORMATION: The following synopsis is in accordance with the Brooks Act as implemented in Part 36 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This project involves architectural/engineering (A/E) services for the design and construction administration services for the new educational, administrative, and support facilities at the St. Louis Job Corps Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
The work is to provide comprehensive architectural/engineering design and construction administration services for the development of approximately 117,000 gross square feet of new interior space for educational offices, classrooms, and vocational shops; administration offices; medical/dental clinic facilities; warehouse storage, maintenance facilities; and all ancillary functions. The facilities will be incorporated into exiting renovated building structures and new building additions or, alternatively, will utilize all new construction if renovation is determined by the A.E to be unfeasible. Approximately 66,000 gross square feet of space is available for rehabilitation/reconstruction of existing building structures, with the remainder of approximately 51,000 gross square feet of the space requiring new construction. The work also includes renovation of 7,300 gross square feet of an older welding vocations building, and design of all necessary site improvements in the form of general landscaping, walkways, roads, parking lots, sports fields and courts, drainage, connections to all utility lines, and site/security lighting for approximately 15 acres of the 17 acre campus.
The work also includes demolition/removal of various one story buildings, some with basements, totaling approximately 100,000 gross square feet. Demolition and renovation work will include environmental abatement of hazard material including, but not limited to, lead based paint an asbestos containing materials. Work will include the development of a construction implementation plan to assure that the Center operations can continue during the construction phase.
The project shall use design methodologies, materials, systems and components that will minimize negative environmental impacts, increase energy efficiency, and make use of renewable energy technologies. Within the budget constraints, it shall embody best current sustainable design and building practices.
The work shall be designed and constructed to comply with the requirements as established by the Guiding Principles for Sustainability. A formal LEED Certification is not required.
The estimated magnitude of construction is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. Required services will be obtained by a negotiated Firm Fixed Price Contract. Firms responding to this announcement must demonstrate their experience in site and building design including, but not limited to, roofing systems, HVAC systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems and life safety systems. The required disciplines are: Structural, Civil, Architectural, Mechanical (HVAC and Plumbing), and Electrical. Firms must be capable of producing the design documents on AutoCAD version 14 or later. Specifications shall be provided in CSI format and be MS-Word compatible. Firms that meet the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit on original plus four (4) copies of a completed Standard Form 330 (SF 330); Part I Contract Specific Qualifications, required for the prime architect-engineer firm to include projects related to the type and nature of work for which the firm was responsible. Also, to include brief resumes of key personnel expected to have major responsibilities for the project, and one original and 4 copies of a current SF 330, Part II-Architect-Engineer Qualifications for itself and for each of its individual consulting firms. NOTE: The SF 330 Parts I and II are to be submitted by the prime even if they are currently on file. Section H of the SF 330 shall be tailored to reflect a strong background in the design of facilities as identified above. Section H will be used as a major evaluation factor for the firm's qualifications as noted in (2) of the order of importance below.
PERTINENT FACTORS: Pertinent factors for consideration of qualifications, listed in order of importance, for the Project Team, are (1) Qualifications of Assigned Project Personnel, which considers design capability, project management skills, and construction administration capability; (2) Specialized Experience of Assigned Project Personnel, which considers previous project experience similar to project scope, specialty consultants, project tools/software: building information modeling (BIM), project management software, tele-conferencing/video conferencing capabilities, and special awards; (3) Capacity to Perform Work in the Required Time, which considers previous experience working as a project team, adequate staff size, and familiarity with the area; (4) Firms/Experience/Past Performance, which considers proposed design team's previous experience on contracts of similar scope and value; cost control, project scheduling, and quality of work; and previous Government contract experience including past Job Corps Center projects, if applicable; 5) Energy Efficiency/Waste Reduction/Sustainability Capabilities, which considers previous project experience incorporating green/sustainable/renewable energy resources experience, and integrated design principles; and (6) Location, which considers the location of the prime and subcontractors relative to the location where work will be performed.
Applicants are required to include a list of three references with telephone numbers and names of contact persons with their submittal. The Project Teams considered the most highly qualified will have references checked. Project Teams still considered the most qualified following the reference checks will be interviewed.
Facsimile copies will not be accepted. Only firms that submit the forms by the due date of 09/04/2013 will be considered for review of qualifications. Failure to submit SF 330 Part I and II will render the submission unacceptable. Please submit your qualifications to: the U.S. Department of Labor/ETA/OCM/Division of Job Corps Procurement, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-4643, Washington, DC 20210; Attn: Monica Gloster, Contract Specialist by 4:00 PM (EST).
Applicants should include the Solicitation No. DOL121RP20654 of this FBO Notice, with the location/center name in Block No. 3 of the SF 330 Part I - Contract Specific Qualifications. This is a 100% Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Set-Aside. For further information regarding eligibility requirements within the woman-owned small business program can be found at http://www.sba.gov/content/contracting-opportunities-women-owned-small-businesses.
All eligible applicants shall be registered via the System for Award Management (SAM) internet site at: http://www.sam.gov. For assistance with site usage, contractors may contact the Federal Service Desk at 1-866-606-8220. Applicants are required to ensure their Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) is updated in http://www.sam.gov.
The WOSB will also have to provide documents to the WOSB Repository. The WOSB Program Repository is a document repository maintained by SBA. You can find out more information at www.sba.gov/wosb. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541310, and the Small Business Size Standard for WOSB is $4.0 million.
The firm should indicate in Block 5(b) of the SF 330, Part II that it is a small business concern as defined in the FAR. FAR Clause 52.219-14, LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING will apply to this solicitation. At least fifty per cent (50%) of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the concern. Information regarding small businesses can be found at http://www.sba.gov. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL