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C223--Renovate Nutrition and Food Service

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Type:   Bid
Agency Type:   Federal
State:   Florida
Date Entered:   04/15/2022
Due Date:   04/28/2022
Description:   THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR STANDARD FORM (SF) 330s ARCHITECT-ENGINEER (AE) QUALIFICATION PACKAGES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR A/E FEE PROPOSALS. NO ADDITIONAL SOLICITATION PACKAGE OR TECHNICAL INFORMATION WILL BE ISSUED. All information needed to submit SF330 documents are contained herein. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) subpart 36.6, and Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute (formerly known as Brooks Architect-Engineer Act) selection procedures apply. The AE Services listed herein is being procured in accordance with Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute as implemented in FAR subpart 36.6 and VAAR 836.6. Pursuant to FAR, the firm responding to this requirement must be permitted, by law, to practice the professions of architecture or engineering and meet all required qualifications for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. For a SDVOSB to be considered as a prospective contractor, the firm including Joint Ventures, must be verified and registered in the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Vendor Information Pages (VIP) VETBIZ ( and registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database ( at time of submission of their SF330s/qualifications. Failure of a prospective SDVOSB to be verified by the Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) at the time the SF330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration. All Joint Ventures (JV) must be CVE verified at time of submission and must submit agreements that comply with 13CFR 125.15 prior to contract award.PROJECT: 672-22-101 Renovate Nutrition and Food Service. WORK LOCATION: VA CARIBBEAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, SAN JUAN, PR 00921.SET-ASIDE: 100% Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).NAICS: 541330 Engineer Services and the annual small business size standard is $16.5M. ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: 365 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed (NTP) for the construction drawings and specifications.CONSTRUCTION MAGNITUDE: Between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000.POINT OF CONTACT: Ray Santana, Contract Specialist, Email: SF 330 DATE OF RECEIPT/DUE DATE: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one (1) electronic SF 330 and attachments (if any) no later than (NLT) 3:00 PM (AST) April 28, 2022. The VA s email system will not allow for file sizes greater than 7MB. If sending multiple emails, please see directions provided further down in this notice. Site Visits will not be arranged during this phase.PROJECT OVERVIEW:This A/E services project will furnish all necessary professional services, equipment, labor materials, supervision, tools, testing, and specialty services to perform design services for the NRM Project number 672 22-101, titled Renovate Nutrition and Food Service at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS), located at 10 Casia Street, San Juan Puerto Rico 00921 3201. The A/E Service works include, but is not limited to site investigations, designing, and preparing drawings, phase planning, develop specifications, develop cost estimates, supporting the future construction project during the construction period services.This project is to renovate the Nutrition & Food Service (NFS) kitchens, one located on basement Main Building (building #1), and the other on the first floor of Community Living Center (building #10). Many of the existing equipment have reached its life cycle and have multiple deficiencies that continuously impact the care service provided to our veterans. The existing food processing model is the Cook & Chill System, the equipment is obsolete and many of its components aren t functioning correctly, and the spare parts has been discontinued. The VA San Juan (NFS) is moving forward with a new vision of food processing model like many others VA s, instead of the Cook & Chill system, to a daily food processing A La Carte model. The main goal of this project is to upgrade both kitchens as necessary to accomplish the latest VA standards and to fulfill the new model needs. ***PROJECT OVERVIEW END***A/E FIRM SELECTION:Firms responding to this announcement by submitting a qualifying SF 330, before the closing date and time, will be considered for initial selection evaluation. Following initial evaluation of the SF330s received three or more firms that are considered the most highly qualified to provide the type of services required will be selected for interviews. Selected firms will be notified by email of selection and provided further instructions. Selection and evaluation of firms shall be made based on SF330 submissions and direct responses to the selection criteria identified herein. Failure to address all selection criteria will result in a decreased rating. Firms that design or prepare specifications in conjunction with this contract are prohibited from participating on any future construction contracts based on those documents. All projects identified on the SF330 must be completed by the office/branch/individual team member performing the work under this contract. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection will be based on the following criteria which are provided in descending order of importance.PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE OF REQUIRED SERVICES: A/E shall provide Team Professional Qualifications of all the key personnel included to work in this project for satisfactory performance of required services for steam generation systems involving healthcare facilities. Proof of working together as a team (in house and/or consultant(s)). Include an organizational chart. Such personnel must have experience in projects similar to this one. The project architect or engineer of record must be licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico under local law requirements. Submit copy of valid professional Engineer or Architect license. The personnel experience list of projects must include project name, location, brief description, and responsibilities.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Offeror shall provide at least two (2) similar work experience projects that best represent the Offeror s work experience required for this project in the design of kitchen renovations within healthcare facilities and provide documentation with references, names, and phone numbers. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required for this project including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials.CAPACITY: Capacity to accomplish work in the required time. Firms must address and demonstrate capacity to execute this project, to include the capacity of key personnel available and dedicated to completing the project, within mandated schedules.PAST PERFORMANCE: Past Performance will be evaluated on recent and relevant contracts with government agencies (emphasis on VA work) and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, compliance with performance schedules. Past Performance will be based on CPARS ratings and other data presented by the offeror or as determined by the Government. LOCATION OF DESIGN FIRM: Location in general geographical area of the project and Knowledge of the locality of the project and your knowledge of state/local requirements (e.g., regulations, codes, standards) as it relates to this project. It is expected that your SF 330 submittal will show your knowledge of the locality project and your knowledge of state/local requirements (e.g., regulations, codes, standards) as it relates to this project. Also demonstrate your proximity to the general geographical area enables you to physically show up to the work site within 5 hours, when required.REPUTATION AND STANDING: Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness (Awards, Outstanding Merits, Recommendations).RECORD OF SIGNIFICANT CLAIMS: Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services.EXPERIENCE: Experience in construction period services to include professional field inspections during the construction period, review of construction submittals, support in answering requests for information during the construction period, and support of construction contract changes to include drafting.SUBMISSION CRITERIA/REQUIREMENTS:Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit:ONE (1) ELECTRONIC SF 330, including Parts I and II, and attachments (if any) electronically to no later than 3:00 PM, Atlantic Standard Time (AST) on April 28, 2022. Submittals received after the date and time identified will not be considered.All SF 330 submissions shall be clearly indicated in subject line, displaying the RFP number and project title (abbreviated and shortened is okay), Size limits of emails are limited to 7MB. If more than one email is sent, please number emails in Subject line as 1 of 2, 2 of 2 etc.Example: SF 330 Submission 36C24822R0088 RENOVATE NUTRITION FOOD AND FOOD SERVICE #2 (1 of 4)All SF 330 submissions must include the following information either on the SF 330 or by accompanying document:Cover Page with Solicitation Number, Project TitleTable of ContentsSF 330Copy of Current A/E LicenseCopy of current SDVOSB certificationCage CodeUnique Entity ID Tax ID NumberThe Email address and Phone number (including the area code) of the Primary Point of Contact.REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ON THIS SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE: All RFIs shall be submitted to Phone inquiries will not be accepted. RFI s must be received no later than April 22, 2022. The firm and/or principals representing the project must be licensed in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, IAW State law and must meet all licensing requirements to sign and seal drawings.Examples of information resources are:Gobierno de Puerto Rico Departamento de EstadoPuerto Rico Professional Engineering Certificate of Authorization: rules for all States and PR/VI on architectural licensing:https://www.ncarb.orgBy responding to the Notice, you are acknowledging that your company meets the status requirements as a SDVOSB concern, as established by 38 CFR Part 74.SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS FOR THE SOW AND OTHER DOCUMENTS:
248-NETWORK CONTRACT OFFICE 8 (36C248) Department of Veterans Affairs No. Florida/So. Georgia Health Care System 33637 8875 HIDDEN RIVER PARKWAY TAMPA FL 33637 Ray Santana, Contract Specialist, Phone 939-339-1110, Email
RFP Number:   36C24822R0088
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