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C -- Project #626A4-18-201, Architectural and Engineering Design Services to Replace Air Handling Units 38 & 40 Serving Building 116 at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center located in Murfreesboro, TN, 37129. - Attachment

Notice Date
Notice Type
#541310 — Architectural Services
Contracting Office
Department of Veterans Affairs;Network Contracting Office 9;1639 Medical Center Parkway;Suite 400;Murfreesboro TN 37129
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Keith J. Nestinger, Contracting Officer
E-Mail Address
Small Business Set-Aside
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
THIS IS A PRESOLICITATION NOTICE The Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 9 Central Region, 1639 Medical Center Parkway, Suite 400, Murfreesboro, TN, 37129, is issuing this pre-solicitation to request for Architectural and Engineering Firm s SF330 s for the following project: Project #626A4-18-201, Architectural and Engineering Design Services to Replace Air Handling Units 38 & 40 Serving Building 116 at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center, 3400 Lebanon Pike, Murfreesboro, TN, 37129. SET-ASIDE: 100% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) CONSTRUCTION BUDGET DESIGN LIMITATIONS/PROJECT MAGNITUDE: Estimated Budget is Between $500,000.00 and $1,000,000.00 NAICS: 541310 Architectural Services SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARD: $7.5 million PROJECT DESCRIPTION: See Scope of Work. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR AN AE FEE PROPOSAL; NO FEE PROPOSAL SHALL BE REQUESTED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF330 AND THE TOP RATED FIRM SELECTED. Interested firms should submit their current SF330 to keith.nestinger@va.gov. The SF330s are due on January 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM Central Time. The submitted SF330s will be evaluated in accordance with the following eight criteria from the Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 36.602-1 and Veteran Administration Acquisition Regulation Subpart 836.602. Then a minimum of three of the most highly qualified firms will be selected to hold discussions regarding concepts and relative utility of alternative methods of furnishing the required services. A fee proposal will then be requested from one of the top rated firms chosen. (1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. (2) Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. (3) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. (4) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. (5) 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 project. (6) Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (7) Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (8) Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. The awarded A/E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. The awarded A/E firm is responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction. The NAICS code for this project is 541310. The SF330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, type in SF330 in the Find a Form block and click on search. In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 36.209, 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. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized in an individual solicitation, all responses to solicitations must be submitted electronically as described below.   Responses submitted in a paper form are unacceptable and will be returned.   Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to noncompliance with the terms of the solicitation.   You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail.   The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats  (Software) for Submission of Offers Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, Power Point.   Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files:   When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. Other electronic format.     If you wish to submit an offer using another format other than described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation.     Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation.     Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. Please note that we can no longer accept.zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. Subject Line:   Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation.   Use only one of the terms Quotation or Offer depending on the solicitation type.   Size:   Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes.   Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by a Contracting Officer. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3).   Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission.     Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers.   To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free.   Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as unreadable pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprises at the time of submission of proposal. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz at the time of proposal submission will result in the offeror s proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition.   For the Department of Veterans Affairs, Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern : (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); (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; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (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). (b) General.   (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement.   A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern s employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern s employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations:   That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.
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File Name: 36C24918R0138 36C24918R0138.docx (https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServer/DocumentServer.aspx?DocumentId=3947950&FileName=36C24918R0138-000.docx)
Link: https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServer/DocumentServer.aspx?DocumentId=3947950&FileName=36C24918R0138-000.docx

File Name: 36C24918R0138 Final Scope of Work.docx (https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServer/DocumentServer.aspx?DocumentId=3947951&FileName=36C24918R0138-001.docx)
Link: https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServer/DocumentServer.aspx?DocumentId=3947951&FileName=36C24918R0138-001.docx

File Name: 36C24918R0138 TVHS Energy Requirements and Design Guide.pdf (https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServer/DocumentServer.aspx?DocumentId=3947952&FileName=36C24918R0138-002.pdf)
Link: https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServer/DocumentServer.aspx?DocumentId=3947952&FileName=36C24918R0138-002.pdf

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Place of Performance
Address: Alvin C. York VA Medical Center;3400 Lebonon Pike;Murfreesboro, TN.
Zip Code: 37129
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