Bid Opportunity: C1DZ--EHRM Training and Admin Space Design - Albany 528A8-23-703

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C1DZ--EHRM Training and Admin Space Design - Albany 528A8-23-703

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Type:   Bid
Agency Type:   Federal
State:   Ohio
Date Entered:   03/16/2023
Due Date:   04/17/2023
Description:   THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THIS IS A REQUEST FOR STANDARD FORM (SF) 330 ARCHITECT-ENGINEER QUALIFICATIONS PACKAGES ONLY. ALL INFORMATION NEEDED TO SUBMIT SF 330 DOCUMENTS IS CONTAINED HEREIN. NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE, TECHNICAL INFORMATION, OR BIDDER/PLAN HOLDER LIST WILL BE ISSUED. 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.1. GENERAL INFORMATIONVeterans Health Administration (VHA) Program Contracting Activity Central (PCAC) is seeking sources and intends to award a firm fixed price design contract for Architect-Engineering (A-E) services for the development of complete construction documents, which include working drawings, specifications, and reports, and construction period services for Project # 528A8-23-703 EHRM Training and Admin Support Space at the Samuel S. Stratton VA Health Care System in Albany, New York. The A-E Services contract that is anticipated to be awarded will be procured in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers statute [formerly known as the Brooks Architect Engineer Act], Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 36.6 Architectural and Engineering Services, VA Acquisition Regulation 836.6, and VA Acquisition Manual M836.6 Architect-Engineer Services. In accordance with FAR 36.209, Construction Contracts with Architect-Engineer Firms, no contract for the construction of a project shall be awarded to the firm that designed the project or its subsidiaries or affiliates, except with the approval of the head of the agency or authorized representative.2. PROJECT INFORMATIONThis project is a 100% set-aside for service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) concerns. The NAICS code for this procurement is 541330 Engineering Services and the annual small business size standard is $25.5M. A full design team is required to complete this project. The projected award date for the anticipated A-E contract is late July 2023.The anticipated period of performance for completion of design is 210 calendar days after notice of award (NOA). The VAAR magnitude of construction is between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000. Please note that the 210-calendar-day period of performance for the design completion begins with the issuance of the NOA and that a notice to proceed (NTP) will not be issued for the completion of a design project.3. A-E SELECTION PROCESSFirms submitting SF 330s in response to this announcement, not later than the closing date and time specified herein and in accordance with submission requirements, will be considered for evaluation. The selection will be made as follows:SF 330s will be evaluated in accordance with the primary selection criteria as stated in this pre-solicitation notice. These evaluations will determine the most highly qualified firms for this particular requirement. In accordance with FAR 36.602-3(c), at least three of the most highly qualified firms will then be notified of the Government s intent to hold discussions. All firms not invited to participate in discussions will be notified at this time. In accordance with FAR 36.607(b), debriefings of successful and unsuccessful firms will be held after final selection has taken place and will be conducted (if requested), to the extent practicable, in accordance with 15.503, 15.506(b) through (f), and 15.507(c). Note that 15.506(d)(2) through (d)(5) do not apply to architect-engineer contracts.Discussions will be held with the most highly qualified firms in the form of written responses. The firms invited to participate in discussions will be notified by email and provided further instructions, including any questions or topics to address. Following the completion of discussions, the firms will be evaluated and ranked based on the primary and (if necessary) secondary selection criteria. The final evaluation and ranking will consider the SF 330 submission for each firm, as well as additional information obtained via discussions. The highest rated firm will be selected to conduct negotiations.The solicitation will be issued to the highest rated firm as a Request for Fee Proposal (RFP) and a site visit will be authorized during the negotiation process. All SOW attachments and site-specific documentation will be provided to the highest rated firm with the RFP. An award will then be made as long as the negotiation of rates and hours leads to a fair and reasonable determination of the final contract price. If negotiations with the highest rated firm are unsuccessful, the firm will be notified that negotiations have been terminated. Negotiations will then be initiated with the next highest rated firm, and so on until award can be made.4. SELECTION CRITERIA:Firms responding to this notice will be evaluated and ranked using the primary and secondary selection criteria listed below. The factors are listed in descending order of importance. The evaluation will consider how each factor is addressed and how it is formatted to coincide with the selection criteria.Primary Selection Criteria:Specialized experience and technical competence in the design and construction period services provided for network infrastructure installation, renovations, or upgrades. Project experience should include design of conference rooms, classrooms, administrative space, upgrading fiber optics, data cable, structured cabling, electrical distribution design, electrical upgrades, uninterruptable power systems (UPS), electrical bonding, building management systems/building automation systems (BMS/BAS), HVAC, and physical security upgrades.Other specialized experience includes experience in critical path scheduling, fire protection, construction infection control protocols, energy conservation, transition, and sustainable design practices. Include no more than ten Government and private experience projects similar in size, scope, and complexity, and experience with the types of projects above. The evaluation will consider the management approach, coordination of disciplines and subcontractors, quality control procedures, prior experience of the prime firm and any key subcontractors working together on relevant projects, and familiarity with VA Design Guides/Manuals, Master Specifications, and other applicable standards.The information provided in sections F and G of SF 330 will be used to evaluate this factor. Do not include this information in section H, unless it is pertinent to support the information listed in the other sections.Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. The architects and engineers on the firm s staff representing the project or signing/stamping drawings in each discipline must possess a minimum of five years of experience and are required to be licensed, registered, or certified by a US state, the District of Columbia, or a US territory. Provide professional license jurisdiction of issue and license numbers and/or proof of licensure.At a minimum, the offeror must describe the professional qualifications and specific experience in the required disciplines. Disciplines required for this project include, but are not limited to: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural, Civil, Fire Protection, Hazardous Material Abatement/Industrial Hygiene, Physical Security (must hold the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) or Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification issued by ASIS International), Cost Estimation, Project Management, and Commissioning. The evaluation will consider education, certifications, training, registration, overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm.Offeror must include the following statement of SDVOSB compliance when submitting the personnel proposed to perform the work under this requirement: I [signatory authority], of [company name], certify that the team proposed to perform under this requirement demonstrates the capability of 50% SDVOSB performance in compliance of 48 CFR 852.219-10. The information provided in sections C through E of SF 330 will be used to evaluate this factor. Do not include this information in section H, unless it is pertinent to support the information listed in the other sections.Capacity to accomplish work in the required time. The evaluation will consider the firm s plan and ability to meet the schedule of the overall project, as well as the available capacity of personnel in key disciplines. Provide the team s available capacity by listing all projects awarded during the previous 12 months, including the full potential value of any current indefinite delivery contracts, and by presenting current workload percentages for required disciplines.The information for this factor must be provided in section H of SF 330. Please ensure the capacity applies toward the proposed team/personnel provided in SF 330.Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. CPARS data or PPQs (use attached PPQ if no CPARS data is available) must be provided for all projects submitted under Factor 1 Specialized Experience. The following information must be specified on each performance report: contract/task order number, project title, prime firm, start date, and completion date. CPARS data and PPQs do not count toward the page limitation. Government past performance information systems may be accessed. Evaluating past performance and experience may include information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, publicly available sources, and additional projects in CPARS. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being considered less qualified.Note: We recommend you contact every reference listed and let them know we may contact them for information. Their timely replies would be appreciated.The information for this factor must be provided in section H of SF 330.Knowledge of the locality, to include specific knowledge of certain local conditions or project site features, such as geological features, climatic conditions, construction firms and trades labor availability, local construction methods, and local laws and regulations.The information for this factor must be provided in section H of SF 330.Experience in construction period services for projects similar in scope, to include professional field inspections during the construction period, review of construction submittals, support in answering requests for information during the construction period, commissioning, and support of construction contract changes, including drafting statements of work and cost estimates.The information for this factor must be provided in section H of SF 330.Secondary Selection Criterion*:Geographic location. Location of the firm, as measured by the driving distance (miles) between the offeror s principal business location and the project site. Determination of the mileage will be based on Google Maps (*The secondary selection criterion is used as a tiebreaker, if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms following the completion of discussions. The secondary selection criterion will not be applied when determining a firm s SF 330 submission highly qualified or not highly qualified. 5. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: The below information contains the instructions and format that must be followed for the submission of the SF 330 Statement of Qualifications:Submit ONE (1) SF 330 Statement of Qualifications to Contract Specialist Kara A. Evert at This must include Parts I and II and any applicable attachments.The submission must include the SF 330, Architect-Engineer Qualifications (form is available online at SF 330 submission is due by 1:00 PM ET on April 17, 2023.The SF 330 must be submitted in one email and have a file size no larger than 5 MB. No hard copies will be accepted.The subject line of the email must read: SF 330 Submission - 36C77623R0069 Albany EHRM Training and Admin Design Project. The SF 330 submission must not exceed a total of 50 pages. This includes title page, table of contents, and any other relevant information. Any pages submitted by an offeror that exceed the limit will not be considered during the evaluation. Each page must be in Arial size 12 font, single spaced. Part II of the SF 330 and any CPARs or PPQs will NOT count toward the page limitation.A PPQ from previous projects may be submitted for this project. If significant portions of a project have been completed since the previous PPQ was filled out, a new PPQ should be submitted to accurately assess the project.Firms must include the following information in section B of the SF 330 submission:1) SAM Unique Entity Identifier2) Tax ID number3) Cage code4) Primary point of contact s email address and phone numberAll questions must be submitted to with the subject line SF 330 Questions - Albany EHRM Training and Admin Design. The cutoff for question submission is 1:00 PM ET on April 3, 2023. Questions will be answered through modification to the pre-sol notice posted to Contract Opportunities at procurement is a 100% set-aside for SDVOSB concerns. Offers received from other than SDVOSBs will not be considered. Offerors must be verified as SDVOSBs by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and visible in the Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) database ( at the time of SF 330 submission, written response submission, and award. Failure to be BOTH verified and visible at these times will result in the offeror being deemed ineligible for award.NOTE: As of January 1, 2023, all SDVOSBs that were previously verified by VA s Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) are automatically granted certification by the SBA for the remainder of the firm s eligibility period. The SBA intends to grant a one-time, one-year extension of certification to current SDVOSBs verified by the VA as of the transfer date on January 1, 2023. This additional year will be added to the existing eligibility period of a current participant. New applicants certified by SBA after January 1, 2023, will receive the standard three-year certification period. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA 2021) grants a one-year grace period for self-certified SDVOSBs until January 1, 2024. During the grace period, self-certified businesses have one year to file an application for SDVOSB certification and may continue to rely on their self-certification to compete for non-VA SDVOSB set-aside contracts. Self-certified SDVOSBs that apply before January 1, 2024, will maintain their eligibility through the expiration of the grace period until SBA issues a final eligibility decision.All joint ventures must be SBA verified at the time of SF 330 submission, written response submission, and award and must submit agreements that comply with 13 CFR 128.402 prior to contract award.All prime firms must meet the NAICS code requirement specified in this notice. The Contracting Officer will verify the NAICS code in VetCert. Failure to meet the NAICS code requirement may result in the rejection of the SF 330 submission.SF 330 submissions received after the date and time specified will not be considered. Late proposal rules per FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Firms not providing the required information may not be evaluated. All information must be included in the SF 330 submission package.It is the offeror s responsibility to check the Contract Opportunities website at for any revisions to this announcement prior to submitting their SF 330.
PCAC HEALTH INFORMATION (36C776) VA National Energy Business Center 44131 6150 OAK TREE BLVD SUITE 300 INDEPENDENCE OH 44131 Kara A. Evert, Contract Specialist, Phone (216) 447-8300, Email
RFP Number:   36C77623R0069
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