36C24221Q0635 – Sources Sought – H344–BOILER PLANT SAFETY DEVICE TESTING

Mar 24, 2021 | Sources Sought

This is a Sources Sought Notice

(a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this Sources Sought or to otherwise pay for the information solicited.

(b) Although “proposal,” “offeror,” contractor, and “offeror” may be used in this sources sought notice, any response will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal.

(c) Any information received from a contractor in response to this Sources Sought may be used in creating a solicitation. Any information received which is marked with a statement, such as “proprietary” or “confidential,” intended to restrict distribution will not be distributed outside of the Government, except as required by law.

Please note that this is NOT a request for quotes or proposals, the Government is seeking information for market research purposes only. Network Contracting Office (NCO) 2 of the Department of Veterans Affairs is currently conducting a market survey for qualified firms capable of providing Boiler Plant Safety Device Testing, Calibration, Combustion Analysis and Emergency Repair Service at the VA New Jersey Health Care System- Lyons and East Orange VA campus . The contractor shall furnish all labor, materials, parts, supplies, equipment, supervision and transportation necessary to accomplish the services.
The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) is 811310. Responses to this notice must be submitted in writing (email) and must be received no later than April 6, 2021 at 4:30pm. Email: Evelyn.Peguero@va.gov. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Interested parties MUST provide company/individual name, a capability statement, 5 examples of same or similar work performed at other facilities within the past 3 years, DUNS number and address, point of contact and social-economic category.
The purpose of this notice is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classification/socioeconomic status (service-disabled veteran owned small business, veteran owned small business, women owned small business, HUB Zone, 8(a), small business or large business), relative to NAICS 811310. Responses to this notice will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. A solicitation is not currently available. If a solicitation is issued, it will be announced on beta.SAM.gov at a later date, all interested parties must respond to that solicitation announcement separately from the responses to this announcement.

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The VA NJ HealthCare System (VANJHCS) requires an annual service contract to calibrate all pressure gauges, boiler and plant controls and instrumentation (recorders and transmitters). Boiler Plant Safety Device maintenance, inspection, testing and calibration. Boiler Combustion / Emissions testing and tuning and Emergency Repair Service on nine (9) Cleaver Brooks Fire Tube Boilers and Auxiliary Equipment that provide steam to the East Orange and the Lyons VA Medical Center.
The contractor shall perform annual and semi-annual calibration of all pressure gauges, boiler and plant controls, controllers, transmitters, recorders and all other instrumentation contained within the Boiler Plant IAW VA Directive 1810. The contractor shall perform annual and semi-annual Boiler and Plant Safety Device testing on all nine (9) of the boilers and associated plant equipment at the VANJHCS Lyons and East Orange Campuses. The contractor shall also perform semi-annual Boiler Combustion Emissions Tuning of all nine (9) of the boilers.
All testing will be as specified in VHA Directive 1810 and the VHA Boiler Safety Device Testing Manual (4th Edition) and where not defined will be IAW good engineering and proven past practice accepted by industry standards and equipment manufactures.

List of instrumentation and controls to be inspected and calibrated:
Steam flow transmitters (all).
Steam flow recorders/computer readout.
Flue gas oxygen sampling, analyzing, and recorder/computer readout.
Boiler and economizer stack temperature transmitters and recorder/computer readout.
Master steam pressure and combustion controllers.
Boiler water level controllers.
Feedwater deaerator and condensate storage tank water level controllers including overflow.
All pressure and temperature devices, sensors and transmitters.
All signal processing and readout devices.

Technicians shall demonstrate familiarity with and ready access to the current versions of the following references:
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 85
Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code
VHA Boiler Plant Safety Device Testing Manual, 4th Edition

Place of Performance
East Orange VA
Postal Code:
151 Knollcroft Rd.
Lyons, NJ 07939
Postal Code:
385 Tremont Ave.
East Orange, NJ 07018

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