36C24123Q0484 – Sources Sought – F101–Radon Level Testing

Mar 18, 2023 | Sources Sought

This is a Sources Sought notice only. This is not a request for quotes and no contract will be awarded from this announcement. The Government will not provide any reimbursement for responses submitted in response to this Source Sought notice. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation.
If a solicitation is issued it shall be announced at a later date, and all interest parties must response to that solicitation announcement separately. Responses to this notice are not a request to be added to a prospective bidders list or to receive a copy of the solicitation
The purpose of this announcement is to perform market research to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classification relative to NAICS 541380, Testing Laboratories a size standard $16.5 Million The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Network Contracting Office 1 (NCO 1) is seeking to identify any vendor capable of providing Radon Level Testing at the Togus VAMC per the Performance Work Statement below.
This Sources Sought notice provides an opportunity for respondents to submit their capability and availability to provide the requirement described below. Vendors are encouraged to submit information relative to their capabilities to fulfill this requirement, in the form of a statement that addresses the specific requirement identified in this Sources Sought. Information received from this Sources Sought shall be utilized to facilitate the Contracting Officer s review of the market base, for acquisition planning, size determination, and procurement strategy.
Submission Instructions: Interested parties who consider themselves qualified to perform the services are invited to submit a response to this Sources Sought Notice by 5 PM EST, 24 March, 2023. All responses under this Sources Sought Notice must be emailed to Kenya Mitchell with RFI # 36C24123Q0484 in the subject line. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding their submissions.
Interested parties should complete the attached Sources Sought Worksheet. Parties may submit additional information related to their capabilities, provided it contains all the requirements contained in the Sources Sought Worksheet. Responses to this Sources Sought shall not exceed 8 pages. In addition, all submissions should be provided electronically in a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Attachment 1
Sources Sought Worksheet
Company / Institute Name: _______________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________
Phone Number: ________________________________________________________________
Point of Contact: _______________________________________________________________
E-mail Address: ________________________________________________________________
Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) #: ___________________________________________________
CAGE Code: __________________________________________________________________
SAM Registered: (Y / N)
Other available contract vehicles applicable to this sources sought (GSA/FSS/NASA SEWP/ETC): __________________________________________________________________
VIP Verified SDVOSB: (Y / N)
VIP Verified VOSB: (Y / N)
8(a): (Y / N)
HUBZone: (Y / N)
Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business: (Y / N)
Women-Owned Small Business: (Y / N)
Small Business: (Y / N)
NOTE: Respondent claiming SDVOSB and VOSB status shall be registered and Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) verified in VetBiz Registry www.vetbiz.gov.
Provide a brief capability and interest in providing the service as listed in Attachment 2 PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT with enough information to determine if your company can meet the requirement. The capabilities statement for this Sources Sought is not a Request for Quotation, Request for Proposal, or Invitation for Bid, nor does it restrict the Government to an ultimate acquisition approach, but rather the Government is requesting a short statement regarding the company s ability to provide the services outlined in the PWS. Any commercial brochures or currently existing marketing material may also be submitted with the capabilities statement. This synopsis is for information and planning purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. The Government will not pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation.
Attachment 2
Radon Level Testing

Place of Performance:
1 VA Center

Period of Performance:
30 days from NTP

Contractor will Install, process, and report on Radon decay levels using a variety of testing mediums to include continuous radon monitors (CRM) and liquid scintillating testers. Test for radon in areas of highest concerns of VA Maine as compliant with National Radon testing procedures.

Purpose of testing is to determine initial levels of Radon decay as a precursor to continual radon monitoring or possible course of action to install active mitigation systems. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined lowering the radon levels to acceptable federal levels (4.0 pCI/L), with the recommendation that anything over (2.7 pCi/L) be considered for remediation. Along with these testing procedures include the quality assurance practice of periodic duplication, spike testing, and blind testing at acceptable limits to ensure accuracy.

The testing shall be implemented in an extensive complex to include large building structures, residential homes, subterranean corridors, and clinical/medical areas. Include thirty-eight (38) structures as deemed by VA Maine, and encompass the use of upwards of one hundred-eighty (180) tests with a minimum of one hundred sixty-six (166) to be determined at actual placement. Primarily test those areas that are mostly sub-floor (basement/crawlspace), or areas prone for possible exacerbation on first inhabitable levels of structures that may possess levels of radon exposure.

Place testers and quantities as appropriate for accurate industry standards and sufficient to obtain true readings of the space. Perform testing in a manner that will minimize the variation of controls caused by human intervention whereas is possible. Test with active ventilation already in place operating as normally to ensure established common practices are in place presently.

Contractor will Furnish all materials, labor, and reports detailing the findings with the above specifications. Conduct a single measurement session based on guidelines for assessment of large building structures. VA Maine will consider an elongated (multiple) measurement session to lower the cost due for the ability to use more mechanical monitoring, and less lab processing.

The test shall include placement and cataloging of tests, processing of test via computerized testing modules or independent authorized testing facilities, conducting procedures to ensure proper readings and quality assurance measures, a formalized report detailing the findings of tests, and a plan of action showing areas of concern or needing mitigation action (the A&A requirements do not apply – a Security Accreditation Package is not required). Provide subsequent follow-up of proposed mitigation needs as necessary for areas highlighted from reports.

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