36C10F20R0098 – Sources Sought – Y1PC–Great Lakes National Cemetery Phase 2 Expansion (Cemetery Expansion/Construction Project)

Aug 8, 2020 | Sources Sought

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Seeks Expressions of Interest for a Construction contract at Great Lakes National Cemetery. At this time, we are attempting to identify potential small, bondable, and experienced businesses such as: (1) Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB): (2) Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB); (3) 8(a) contractors, (4) HUBZone Small Businesses, (5) Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), (6) and/or Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) that are capable of meeting this construction requirement.

Project Location: 4200 Belford Rd, Holly, MI 48442

Project Description

This project provides for the Phase 2 Development of the Great Lakes National Cemetery (GLNC). The purpose of this project is to enable an existing national cemetery to continue to provide burial services for eligible veterans in southeast Michigan. Located in Oakland County, just north of Detroit near the town of Holly is Great Lakes National Cemetery serving a veteran population of approximately 352,100 within a 75-mile service area. This proposed development will provide an additional 10 years of continued burial service to a veteran population who has been served by this national cemetery since it opened in 2006.

This project will develop approximately 30 acres of undeveloped land to provide approximately 29,400 gravesites, including both casket and cremation sites in new burial sections including add alternates 1) New committal Shelter #4 with associated loop road &grading; 2)Honor Guard parking for Shelter #2 & Parking lot near shelter #1; 3) Assembly Area Parking Lot addition; 4) New covered storage building in maintenance Yard.

This project will include two (2) Early Turn Over (ETO) sections, ETO A (in-ground cremains) & ETO B (new columbarium), which must be completed earlier that the rest of the project. The approximate project duration for ETO A will be 180 calendar days, for ETO B will be 300 calendar days, and the entire project must be completed within 1004 days from the Notice to Proceed. The estimated magnitude for this project is between $20,000,000 and $50,000,000. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) of 237990 (Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction) with the size standard of $39.5 Million. CFM is considering conducting this acquisition as a best value with tradeoffs in accordance with FAR Part 15, Contracting by Negotiation.

Sources Sought Notice

This Sources Sought Notice is for market research purposes in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10. It does not constitute a solicitation and is not to be considered as a commitment by the Government. Firms interested in submitting their capabilities for this project must include the following information compiled into a Capabilities Package:

Cover letter/introduction that includes company name, address, DUNS Number, point of contact with phone number and e-mail address;
Business size determination and qualifying small business status, if a small business;
If, applicable provide evidence of SDVOSB or VOSB status through registration at VIP (https://www.vip.vetbiz.va.gov/);
If, applicable provide evidence of ability to offer as a small business under NAICS Code 237990 and listing in the System for Award Management (www.beta.SAM.gov), with representations and certifications;

Bonding capacity
Provide a letter from your surety on surety letterhead that affirms your company s bonding capacity to furnish a bid bond, payment bond, and performance bond for a project between $20-$50Million.

Contractor Capability Statement, which shall include, but not be limited, to the following:
Corporate Experience:
Provide at least three (3) projects in the past seven (7) years that are
Valued at approximately $10M or greater in construction costs and;
Demonstrate your company s experience constructing or managing the construction of projects that match the following characteristics.
VA/NCA National Cemetery projects
State/local/private cemetery projects
Projects requiring the construction of multiple features typical to a National Cemetery such as pre-cast, placed crypts; columbaria niches, memorial walls, cast or natural stone columbarium caps, cast or natural stone veneers, turf (sod) placement and maintenance, tree and shrub placement and maintenance, irrigation systems with mainlines exceeding 4-inch in diameter, irrigation central control systems, roadways, wetlands/environmental remediation or restoration.
Building construction, building remodel, mass/fine grading & excavation, site utilities, paving, new golf courses or expansions, regional parks, multiple sport-fields complexes, or multi-phased land development projects larger than 10 acres.

Describe your experience with as many of the elements of construction identified, below, as you can:
Mass/fine Grading & Excavation Site Utilities
Prefer to see projects involving earth work and grading for cemeteries, parks or site development projects of at least 10 acres.
Site Utilities
Demonstrate experience with storm water management systems and site drainage for flat sites.
Demonstrate experience with potable water distribution from a well, or municipal source
Demonstrate experience with sanitary waste systems, both POWTS & municipal.
Paving
Paving projects may include private & local asphalt roads; concrete curb & gutter, asphalt parking lots, and concrete sidewalk, on site development projects of at least 10 acres.
Experience Michigan or northern US climates is preferred, but not required.
Landscaping
Landscaping projects involving planting and lawn installation for cemeteries, parks, golf courses or other site development projects of at least 10 acres in climates similar to Holly, MI.
Irrigation
Irrigation system installation for cemetery, park, golf course, or other types of development sites of at least 10 acres. Include experience with irrigation ponds, wells, pumping systems if you have it.
Precast Concrete Burial Components
Demonstrate experience with successful fabrication and installation of precast crypt and precast columbarium, if you have it.
Phasing and Continuity of Operations
Demonstrate experience with best practices to successfully complete phased site work at an occupied and functioning facility in a way to minimize noise and dust and minimize detrimental effects on cemetery operations.
Current Project List:
Provide a detailed list of ongoing contracts & projects; the description shall include project type, award amount, award date, and estimated completion date.

Please submit Capability Packages via email to: Jeff Gerbensky, Contracting Officer at Jeffrey.gerbensky@va.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. CT on August 17, 2020, in the subject line state Great Lakes NC Phase 2 [Company Name].” Note that this mailbox will only accept e-mails of 15MB in size or smaller, so you may break your submission into multiple emails if needed.
All information concerning this requirement, when it proceeds to solicitation, will be posted only on the Federal Business Opportunities website (https://beta.sam.gov).

At this time, no solicitation exists, therefore, please DO NOT REQUEST A SOLICITATION PACKAGE.

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