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C1DA--Construct Linear Accelerator PROJECT # 512-22-150

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Type:   Bid
Agency Type:   Federal
State:   Maryland
Date Entered:   06/22/2022
Due Date:   07/21/2022
Agency:   VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF, MD
Description:   **THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT PAY NOR REIMBURSE ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH RESPONDING TO THIS REQUEST. THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.**The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking a qualified Architect-Engineering (AE) firm to Provide all professional architectural and engineering (A/E) services necessary to develop complete drawings, specifications, cost estimates, project phasing site visits and construction period administration associated with renovating the Radiology Oncology area to accommodate CT simulator suite, reconditioning of existing floor plan adjacent to existing CT simulator suite, reconditioning and shielding of existing CT simulator suite and construction of new nursing station within the existing floor plan of the Radiation Oncology department, or designated area located on Basement Floor of VAMC Baltimore, 10 N Greene St. Baltimore MD 21201, within the constraints of the construction budget consistent with the Veterans Affairs (VA s) project team goals as prioritized during project meetings and field surveys. Conduct preliminary project scope meetings and site survey investigations to develop the necessary elements for conceptual layout schemes with proposed alternatives consistent with the VA s project team goals as prioritized during preliminary project meetings, field surveys and studies.This project is to initiate efforts in site investigation, design, and site preparation to renovate partly the existing radiation oncology department to work in coordination with the footprint of the existing and to remain Linear Accelerator suite and control area, office areas, waiting areas and respective patient and office spaces of Radiation Oncology. A/E service required providing all labor, material, and equipment to develop construction plans for site preparation needed to house and support one additional Linear Accelerator and their central control & auxiliary support system, as well as a new suite to house the installation of a new CT simulator and control suite. The space will be designed for one additional vault that will require concrete partitions and possibly lead shielding (vaults) within part or entire existing CT simulator suite, and the construction of a new simulator suite. The existing CT simulator suite will be modified to house the new, second Linear Accelerator. All shielding design and weight bearing will require significant design efforts with maximal expertise. To complete this project, the A/E will be required to demonstrate considerable experience of at least 10 projects of similar demand in the application to radiation therapy. All proportion structural elements will be required to meet shielding requirements prescribed by an authorized and certified Radiological therapeutic medical physicist. Concrete partitions may be constructed of high-density concrete (or other materials) and finished with furred gypsum wallboard. In addition, A/E shall demonstrate vast previous expertise as outlined above and hire only appropriate & qualified staff to perform a shielding design & calculation in compliance and reviewed by the National Health Physics Program (NHPP) and the National Radiation Oncology Program. Specific compliance standards for structural shielding design, calculation, and survey must comply with National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) Report No. 151 Structural Shielding Design and Evaluation for Megavoltage and Gamma-Ray Radiotherapy Facilities . A/E shall submit a report of shielding calculations and shielding survey to NHPP to ensure compliance with vault shielding design during the design phase. Specific required tasks and documents shall include the development of plans & specifications for demolition, structural, architectural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, radiation shielding and required fire protection drawings & specifications for those disciplines, and a detailed construction estimate as needed to renovate the site to comply with NHPP, NCRP, NFPA, NEC, NRC, EPA, Life Safety Codes, VA Design Criteria and Construction Standards, VA Design Guide for Radiation Therapy Service, and the other applicable documents for this project.The A/E shall obtain all environmental and other necessary permits that would be required prior to construction commencing including but not limited to:Maryland Historic TrustSection 106 for Historic PreservationMaryland Dept. of the Environment (MDE) Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) The A/E shall base their design to meet the following sustainable energy requirements:USGBC LEED: Design elements to qualify for LEED Silver, with no formal certification required. Executive Order 13514EPACT 2005EISA 2007VA HVAC Design ManualVA Sustainable Design & Energy Reduction Manual (April 2010 or later) This requirement is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Applicable NAICS code is 541370 and small business size standard of $16.5 Million. This is a 100% Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set Aside. The anticipated award date of the proposed A-E Contract is on or before September 30, 2022. Potential contractors must be registered in SAM (www.sam.gov) and visible/certified in Vet Biz (www.vetbiz.gov) at time of submission of their qualifications in order to be considered for an award. As a prospective offeror or bidder for this Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set aside, you are verifying your company meets the status requirements of a SDVOSB concern as established by 38 CFR Part 74. NOTE - Offerors are referred to 48 CFR 852.219-10(c): Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 8127(e), only VIP-listed SDVOSBs are considered eligible to receive award of a resulting contract. By submitting an offer, the prospective contractor represents that it is an eligible SDVOSB as defined in this clause, 38 CFR part 74, and VAAR subpart 819.70. . In order to assure compliance with this clause, all firms submitting a SF 330 for this Sources Sought Notice are required to indicate what percentage of the cost of contract performance will be expended by the concerns employees and in which discipline(s) and percentage of cost of contract performance to be expended (and in what disciplines) by any other subcontracted or otherwise used small or large business entity(s). Any subcontracted or otherwise business entity(s) used must be identified by name, office location and size/type of business (i.e. SDVOSB, VOSB, 8(a), large, etc).SCOPE OF SERVICE REQUIRED PROJECT NO.: 512-22-105 Construct Site Prep for Linear Accelerator and CT Scanner.Provide a professional architectural and engineering (A/E) services necessary to develop complete drawings, specifications, cost estimates, project phasing site visits and construction period administration associated with renovating the Radiology Oncology area to accommodate CT simulator suite, reconditioning of existing floor plan adjacent to existing CT simulator suite, reconditioning and shielding of existing CT simulator suite and construction of new nursing station within the existing floor plan of the Radiation Oncology department, or designated area located on Basement Floor of VAMC Baltimore, 10 N Greene St. Baltimore MD 21201, within the constraints of the construction budget consistent with the Veterans Affairs (VA s) project team goals as prioritized during project meetings and field surveys. Conduct preliminary project scope meetings and site survey investigations to develop the necessary elements for conceptual layout schemes with proposed alternatives consistent with the VA s project team goals as prioritized during preliminary project meetings, field surveys and studies LOCATION Maryland HealthCare System VISN5, Baltimore VA Medical Center, 10 N Greene St, Baltimore, MD 21201TYPE OF CONTRACT CONTEMPLATEDThe Department of Veterans Affairs is contemplating awarding a firm fixed price contract.ESTIMATED START AND COMPLETION DATESThe Department of Veterans Affairs requires design and contract support services. The estimated start and end dates for the design and start and end dates for the construction are as follows:ITEM DATEMilestone Task DescriptionScheduleDateUser Group Preliminary Mtg (Review Scope, Site Survey Investigation)NTP + 1User Group Mtg (Review Proposed Schemes)NTP + 60User Group 30% Schematic Design Review MeetingNTP + 90User Group 60% DD Review MeetingNTP + 120User Group 90% CD Review MeetingNTP + 150Submit 100% Bid Final Documents with PE StampsNTP + 180The A/E shall perform the work required within the limits of the following schedule. Professional architects, engineers and related design disciplines familiar with the work shall be provided, as directed by the Contracting Officer, to attend the VA reviews.SELECTION CRITERIA/DESCRIPTIONSThe selection criteria descriptions are provided below. The selection criteria descriptions are provided below. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE OF REQUIRED SERVICES. Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and Designers of Record proposed for this project only. Include specific experience and qualifications (i.e., education, training, registration, certifications, overall relevant experience, and longevity with the firm). The Designers of Record shall perform and direct the design within their respective discipline and shall sign and seal the drawings. The lead designer in each discipline must be registered but does not have to be registered in the particular state where the project is located.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCESpecialized experience and technical competence required for this specific project, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials.CAPACITYThis factor evaluates the ability of the firm, given their current projected workload and the availability of their key personnel, to accomplish the possible myriad of design projects in the required time. The general workload and staffing capacity of the design office will be evaluated.List current projects with a design fee of greater than $20,000 being designed in the firms office. Indicate the firms present workload and the availability of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period;Describe experience in successfully delivering projects per performance schedule, providing timely construction support, and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery datesPAST PERFORMANCE: VISN2 will evaluate past performance 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 and a record of significant claims against the firm.Recent is defined as performance occurring within 5 years of the date of this Sources Sought, except those ongoing projects must have begun no less than one (1) year prior to the issuance of this Sources Sought.Relevancy is defined as performance of work on projects that are similar in scope within a VA hospital setting in relation to the type of projects anticipated under the resultant contracts.Respondents with no previous past performance shall state this when addressing the selection criteria. Where there is no record of past performance, the proposal will be evaluated neither favorably nor unfavorably. Superior performance ratings on relevant projects may be considered more favorably in the evaluation.Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the projectTo be rated ACCEPTABLE for this evaluation factor, the A/E firm must be within 300 miles from the prime contractor s main office or official satellite office to the Baltimore VA Medical Center, 10 N Greene St, Baltimore MD 21201 This distance is determined according to http://maps.google.com/This factor evaluates the distance the AE firm's design office or official satellite office(s) from the location of work (VA Medical Center). Please provide the address (es) and distance of your closest office to the address listed in iv. above. The extent to which potential contractors identify and commit to the use of service-disabled Veteran-owned small businesses, Veteran-owned small businesses, and other types of small businesses as subcontractors.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 statements of work, and cost estimates shall be included as an evaluation criterion when construction period services is included in the statement of work for A-E services.PLEASE NOTE: The AE Evaluation Board must be provided with complete and accurate information for ALL eight (7) evaluation factors above in order to rank as qualified and eligible firms. Therefore, the AE firm must expand upon, as it deems necessary, on any evaluation factor not well demonstrated or addressed with Part 1A to Part IG and Part II of the SF330. The AE firm shall use Part IH and/or use additional sheets to supplement/address all evaluation factors to clearly demonstrate its qualifications.SUBMISSIONS THAT FAIL TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED "UNRESPONSIVE"LIMITATIONSVA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (NOV 2020) (DEVIATION)(a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, Service-disabled Veteran-owned small business concern or SDVOSB: (1) Means a small business concern (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled Veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled Veterans or eligible surviving spouses (see VAAR 802.201, Surviving Spouse definition);(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled Veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled Veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such Veteran;(iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document;(iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control pursuant to 38 CFR part 74 and is listed in VA s Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database; and(v) The business will comply with VAAR subpart 819.70 and Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations regarding small business size and government contracting programs at 13 CFR part 121 and 125, provided that any reference therein to a service-disabled Veteran-owned small business concern (SDVO SBC), is to be construed to apply to a VA verified and VIP-listed SDVOSB unless otherwise stated in this clause.(2) Service-disabled Veteran means a Veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16).(3) The term small business concern has the meaning given that term under section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632).(4) The term small business concern owned and controlled by Veterans with service-connected disabilities has the meaning given the term small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled Veterans under section 3(q)(2) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(q)(2)), except that for a VA contract the firm must be listed in the VIP database (see paragraph (a)(1)(iv) above).(b) General.(1) Offers are solicited only from VIP-listed SDVOSBs. Offers received from entities that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs at the time of offer shall not be considered.(2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a VIP-listed SDVOSB who is eligible at the time of submission of offer(s) and at the time of award.(3) The requirements in this clause apply to any contract, order or subcontract where the firm receives a benefit or preference from its designation as an SDVOSB, including set-asides, sole source awards, and evaluation preferences.(c) Representation. Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 8127(e), only VIP-listed SDVOSBs are considered eligible to receive award of a resulting contract. By submitting an offer, the prospective contractor represents that it is an eligible SDVOSB as defined in this clause, 38 CFR part 74, and VAAR subpart 819.70.(d) Agreement. When awarded a contract action, including orders under multiple-award contracts, an SDVOSB agrees that in the performance of the contract, the SDVOSB shall comply with requirements in VAAR subpart 819.70 and SBA regulations on small business size and government contracting programs at 13 CFR part 121 and part 125, including the non-manufacturer rule and limitations on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR 121.406(b) and 125.6. Unless otherwise stated in this clause, a requirement in 13 CFR part 121 and 125 that applies to an SDVO SBC, is to be construed to also apply to a VIP-listed SDVOSB. For the purpose of limitations on subcontracting, only VIP-listed SDVOSBs (including independent contractors) shall be considered eligible and/or similarly situated (i.e., a firm that has the same small business program status as the prime contractor). An otherwise eligible firm further agrees to the following:(1) Services. In the case of a contract for services (except construction), it will not pay more than 50% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP- listed SDVOSBs.(2) Supplies or products.(i) In the case of a contract for supplies or products (other than from a non- manufacturer of such supplies), it will not pay more than 50% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs.(ii) In the case of a contract for supplies from a non-manufacturer, it will supply the product of a domestic small business manufacturer or processor, unless a waiver as described in 13 CFR 121.406(b)(5) has been granted.(3) General construction. In the case of a contract for general construction, it will not pay more than 85% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs.(4) Special trade construction contractors. In the case of a contract for special trade contractors, no more than 75% of the amount paid by the government to the prime may be paid to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs.(5) Subcontracting. An SDVOSB must meet the NAICS size standard assigned by the prime contractor and be listed in VIP to count as similarly situated. Any work that a first tier VIP-listed SDVOSB subcontractor further subcontracts will count towards the percent of subcontract amount that cannot be exceeded. For contracts referenced in (d)(2), (3), and (4) the cost of materials is excluded and are not considered to be subcontracted. When a contract includes both services and supplies, the 50 percent limitation shall apply only to the service portion of the contract. Other direct costs may be excluded to the extent they are not the principal purpose of the acquisition and small businesses do not provide them. For additional information and more specific requirements on the limitations on subcontracting, refer to 13 CFR 125.6.(e) Required limitations on subcontracting compliance measurement period. An SDVOSB shall comply with the limitations on subcontracting as follows:__X___By the end of the base term of the contract or order, and then by the end of each subsequent option period; or_____By the end of the performance period for each order issued under the contract.(f) Joint ventures. A joint venture may be considered eligible as an SDVOSB if the joint venture is listed in VIP and complies with the requirements in 13 CFR 125.18(b), provided that any requirement therein that applies to an SDVO SBC is to be construed to apply to a VIP-listed SDVOSB. A joint venture agrees that, in the performance of the contract, the applicable percentage specified in paragraph (d) of this clause will be performed by the aggregate of the joint venture participants.(g) Precedence. Any inconsistencies between the requirements of the SBA Program for SDVO SBCs, and the VA Veterans First Contracting Program, as defined in VAAR subpart 819.70 and this clause, the VA Veterans First Contracting Program takes precedence.(h) Misrepresentation. Pursuant to 38 USC 8127(g), any business concern, including all its principals, that is determined by VA to have willfully and intentionally misrepresented a company s SDVOSB status is subject to debarment from contracting with the Department for a period of not less than five years (see VAAR 809.406, Debarment).EMAIL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTSQualified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business firms are required to submit a digital copy of the SF 330 (which can be downloaded from www.gsa.gov/forms ).? All packages shall be submitted no later than: Monday, July 21, 2022 @ 2:00PM EST including Past Performance (CPARS) evaluations or Questionnaires. All submittals must be sent to the attention of:Derrick L Mincer, Contracting Officer at derrick.mincer@va.gov The submission must include an insert detailing the following information: 1. Dun & Bradstreet Number; 2. Tax ID Number; 3. The e-mail address and phone number of the Primary Point of Contact and; 4. A copy of the firms CVE verification The Contracting Officer is not responsible for not receiving submissions due to the offeror misaddressing the package or illegibility of the information. NOTE: Any request for assistance with submission or other procedural matters shall be submitted via email only to derrick.mincer@va.gov telephone inquiries will not be honored.
245-NETWORK CONTRACT OFFICE 5 (36C245) Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 21090 8849 International Drive Suite 215 LINTHICUM MD 21090 Derrick L MIncer, Contracting Officer, Phone 202-745-2432, Email Derrick.Mincer@VA.gov
RFP Number:   36C24522Q0680
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