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Type:   Bid
Agency Type:   Federal
State:   Ohio
Date Entered:   04/19/2023
Due Date:   08/04/2023
Agency:   VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF, OH
Description:   Department of Veterans Affairs RFQ NO. 36C77623Q0268 DRAFT TEMPLATE 2U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSREQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)No. 36C77623Q0268VA Boston Health Care SystemENHANCED-USE LEASE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTBrockton, MA 4-17-2023DATE AND TIME RESPONSES DUE: August 4, 2023, 5:00 PM ET RFQ QUESTIONS DUE: June 30, 2023, 5:00 PM ETSITE VISIT SCHEDULE: SEE ATTACHMENT D2DISCLAIMERThe information presented in this Request for Qualifications and all supplements, revisions, modifications, updates, and addenda thereto (collectively, the RFQ), including (without limitation) narrative descriptions and information, is not represented to be all of the information that may be material to an Offeror s decision to submit a response to this RFQ or to finance, design, develop, renovate, construct, operate, and maintain Assisted Living Housing Facility on a portion of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) campus named in RFQ Attachments B and C. Neither the VA, nor any of its contractors, subcontractors, officers, employees, counsel, advisors, or agents make any representation or warranty, whether express, implied, or created by operation of law, as to the accuracy or completeness of this RFQ or any of its contents or materials referred to or provided pursuant to or in connection with this RFQ, and no legal liability with respect thereto is assumed or may be implied. Any information or site description is merely provided to assist Offerors in their independent analysis of the decision to submit a response. The transactions contemplated by this RFQ involve significant risks. Offerors and their advisors should review carefully all the information set forth in the RFQ and any additional information available to them to evaluate such risks.No additional representation or warranty, whether express, implied, or created by operation of law, will be made by VA. No person has been authorized to make or give on behalf of VA any other written or oral representation, warranty or assurance with respect to the project or the accuracy or completeness of the information provided in this RFQ or otherwise and, if any such representation, warranty, or assurance is made or given, it may not be relied upon by any Offeror as having been made by or on behalf of VA, and VA shall not have any liability for or with respect to such statements.2Table of Contents1. INTRODUCTION 11.1 Supportive Housing Definition 11.2 Assisted Living Facility Definition 11.3 Authority to Outlease 11.4 RFQ Terms and Condition Acceptance 22. PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF EUL SITE 32.1 Overview of RFQ Structure 32.2 Location and Description of EUL Site 32.3 Development Considerations 32.2.1 National Historic Preservation Act 32.2.2 National Environmental Policy Act and Other Environmental Considerations 32.2.3 Infrastructure 42.2.4 Legal Considerations 42.2.5 Prevailing Wages 52.2.6 Handicap Accessibility 52.2.7 EUL Statutory Requirements 52.2.8 VA s Goals and Objectives 62.2.9 Other Considerations 73. POST-SELECTION 94. CONTENTS AND PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION OF RESPONSES 104.1 Submission of Responses 104.1.1 Time and Date of Submission 104.1.2 Place and Manner of Submission 104.2 Changes to Offeror Team Composition Post-Selection 114.3 Response Content 11Cover Letter with Background and Administrative Information 12Section 1: Development and Operations Concept 14Section 2: Development Team Qualifications, Experience, and Past Performance 16Section 3: Property Management and Supportive Services Qualifications, Experience, and Past Performance 185. EVALUATION CRITERIA 205.1 Initial Review 205.2 Formal Presentations 205.3 Selection Process 205.4 Selection Timeline 205.5 Evaluation Factors 20Factor 1: Development and Operations Concept 20Factor 2: Development Team Qualifications, Experience, and Past Performance 21Factor 3: Property Management and Supportive Services Qualifications, Experience, and Past Performance 226. MISCELLANEOUS TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO THIS RFQ 246.1 Authorizations by Submission of Response 246.2 Teaming Arrangements and Special Purpose Entities 246.3 Hold Harmless 247. INELIGIBILITY 258. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 26ATTACHMENT A EUL STATUTE 27ATTACHMENT B EUL SITE MAP 34ATTACHMENT C EUL SITE INFORMATION 35ATTACHMENT D INFORMATION ON SITE TOURS 37INTRODUCTIONThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), under its Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) authority (38 U.S.C. ?? 8161 to 8169), is pleased to issue this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), seeking competitive responses from qualified organizations (Offerors) to redevelop into supportive housing the property, described in Attachments B and C, at the VA Boston Health Care System (VABHCS)- Brockton, referred to throughout this RFQ as the EUL Site .Supportive Housing Definition Supportive housing, as defined by VA s EUL statute (see RFQ Attachment A), means housing that engages tenants in on-site and community-based support services for Veterans or their families that are at risk of homelessness or are homeless. Such term may include the following: Transitional HousingSingle-room occupancyPermanent housingCongregate living housingIndependent living housingAssisted living housing Other modalities of housingAssisted Living Facility Definition Assisted Living , is a facility designed for residents who have the physical ability to live independently but need assistance with some activities of daily living such as personal care, transportation, meals, laundry, medication monitoring, security, and housekeeping. A person residing in an assisted living unit must not require continual medical or nursing care. Authority to OutleasePer VA s EUL statute (see RFQ Attachment A), VA is authorized to outlease land and improvements to non-Federal entities that provide supportive housing and on-site community-based support services to homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. Such leases can have a term of up to ninety-nine (99) years. VA s Office of Asset Enterprise Management (OAEM) administers the EUL Program. The selected Offeror under the EUL will be responsible for financing, designing, developing, renovating, constructing, operating, and maintaining the EUL Site in accordance with detailed project plans approved by VA ( Project Plans ) and applicable Federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations. VA envisions that development of the EUL Site will entail well-planned and coordinated endeavors, which are compatible with the campuses ongoing mission-related activities and the surrounding non-VA community. Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. ?8163, VA conducted a Public Hearing on the redevelopment of this proposed EUL for Assisted Living Housing Facility and selection of a developer on January 31, 2023; 12:00P.M.RFQ Terms and Condition AcceptanceBy submitting a response, each Offeror accepts all the terms and conditions set forth in this RFQ, and its Attachments. Any conflict (whether actual or perceived) between any resulting agreements, this RFQ, or provision therein shall be resolved at and in accordance with VA s sole and absolute discretion, notwithstanding any provisions of the Disclaimer indicating otherwise, which is included and made part of this RFQ, and any other document. VA reserves the right, at any time, without notice, at its sole and absolute discretion, to: (a) reject any or all responses; (b) extend any deadline set forth in this RFQ; and, (c) terminate the RFQ process, in whole or in part.PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF EUL SITEOverview of RFQ StructureThrough this RFQ, VA is presenting an opportunity for redevelopment Offerors may submit a single response to this RFQ to develop the EUL Site referenced in RFQ Attachments B and C. See Sections 4 and 5 of this RFQ for required response content and evaluation criteria. Location and Description of EUL SiteThe intent of this RFQ is to outline the requirements for selection of an Offeror to create a safe, affordable assisted living housing community for homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families located at 940 Belmont Street, Brockton, Massachusetts, within the VA Boston Health Care System.?RFQ Attachment B contains a map of the EUL Site and Attachment C contains additional information regarding the location, background information, and description of the subject EUL Site. RFQ Attachment [D] includes directions on how to participate in the in-person tours of the EUL Site.Development ConsiderationsIn deciding whether to submit a response to develop the EUL Site, Offerors should consider certain factors.National Historic Preservation ActPrior to entering into an EUL with VA, the selected Offeror shall work with VA to fulfill the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act, 54 U.S.C. ?? 300101, et seq. (NHPA) in conjunction with the development and finalization of the proposed Development Plans. Section 106 of NHPA, 54 U.S.C. ?? 306108, requires the consideration of the effects of the project on historic properties listed or eligible for listing in the National Historic Register and provides representatives of the state and local governments, tribes, and other interested consulting parties sufficient opportunity to comment on the development plans prior to execution of the EUL. Section 106 of the NHPA also requires the seeking of ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects (e.g., demolition) that the development plans might have on any historic properties during the execution stage of the EUL. Completion of this effort will be accomplished by VA. VA will act in concert with the selected Offeror, when necessary, in the accomplishment of historical compliance. For guidelines related to historic preservation requirements, visit https://www.achp.gov/protecting-historic-properties or http://www.cfm.va.gov/historic/. National Environmental Policy Act and Other Environmental ConsiderationsThe EUL and the project will be subject to all applicable Federal, State, and local environmental laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations, including but not limited to, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. ?? 9601-9675; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. ?? 6901, et seq; and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. ?? 4321-4347.? NEPA requires that Federal agencies, including VA, identify and evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a major Federal action (e.g., an EUL) on the human environment. VA will complete the NEPA analysis upon VA s selection of the Offeror. The selected Offeror will be required to provide development-specific information to support the analysis. The NEPA analysis must be completed by VA, prior to execution of the EUL. The selected Offeror will be responsible for complying with mitigation requirements of the NEPA analysis, if required. The selected Offeror shall comply with all applicable environmental laws and will be responsible for any required cleanup/remediation activities.? Additionally, the selected Offeror will be responsible for any necessary environmental studies, reports, site assessments, seismic, etc. that are needed to meet the selected Offeror s obligations.? Lastly, the selected Offeror will be responsible for complying with any regulatory requirements for the abatement and removal of any asbestos and/or lead-containing material. InfrastructureAny available information about infrastructure at the EUL Site is included in RFQ Attachment C. It is the responsibility of the selected Offeror to pay utility providers for all utilities through separate metering. It is the responsibility of the selected Offeror to bring in the necessary utility lines (water, sewer, gas, fiber optics, communication, cable, etc.) to operate the EUL. VA is not obligated to provide selected Offeror access to VA-owned utilities or resources. Legal ConsiderationsOverview Offerors are responsible for conducting their own due diligence regarding the EUL Site including, without limitation, whether (a) the development of the EUL Site, as contemplated by the Response, can be accomplished in compliance with applicable Federal, state, and local requirements (including fire, life safety, accessibility, zoning, state and local building codes, and other local land use restrictions); (b) the condition of the EUL Site is suitable for the Offeror s contemplated use; (c) the necessary permits, variances, special exceptions and other governmental actions or approvals required for the contemplated developments can be reasonably obtained (at no cost or expense to VA); and (d) the contemplated use(s) is otherwise practical and economically feasible. Property is under concurrent jurisdiction. Prior to the execution of the lease agreement, the selected Offeror will need to have written agreements (e.g., Memorandum of Understanding regarding fire, police, and emergency services) in place including VA concurrence of these agreements. TaxesIn accordance with the pertinent provisions of the EUL Statute (i.e., 38 U.S.C. ? 8167), the selected Offeror during the EUL term will be subject to any and all applicable State and local taxes, fees, assessments, and special assessments legally chargeable to the EUL, the leasehold interest, and the underlying improvements. However, neither VA s interest in the EUL nor the United States fee interest in the underlying properties shall be subject, directly or indirectly, to any State or local laws relative to taxation, fees, assessments, or special assessments.SecurityThe selected Offeror is responsible for providing security at the EUL Site and establishing a security plan that includes standard operating procedures during emergencies. As described further in Section 4 of the RFQ, Offerors shall include in their response an overview of the physical security and electronic monitoring that will be provided based upon the individual space requirements and tenant mix of the proposed EUL. It should be noted that it is the requirement of the selected Offeror to secure the EUL Site, 24 hours per day, seven days per week (24/7).Energy Conservation and Sustainable Design RequirementsThe VA Sustainable Design Manual (
PCAC HEALTH INFORMATION (36C776) VA National Energy Business Center 44131 6150 OAK TREE BLVD SUITE 300 INDEPENDENCE OH 44131 Richelle Wagner, Realty Specialist, Email Richelle.Wagner@va.gov
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