Expression of Interest Sought
The Department of Veterans Affairs is conducting market research/seeking capable sources from bondable and experienced firms that are classified and registered in www.vip.vetbiz.gov as either Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) or Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) that are interested in a forecasted lease project for a class A office or medical space located in Huntsville, AL, to yield between 5,067 and 7,601 net usable square feet (NUSF) for use as a mental health clinic.
The NAICS Code is 531120 Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except mini warehouses), and the small business size standard is $47.0 million, using the exception of leasing space to the Federal Government. Responses to this notice will assist the VA in determining if the acquisition should be set-aside for competition restricted to SDVOSB or VOSB concerns in accordance with 38 USC Sec. 8127. We encourage ALL large and small business entities to respond as an interested party for market research purposes. Interested parties MUST have an active SAM registration prior to formal solicitation to be eligible for award.
The magnitude of the anticipated construction/buildout for each project is:
__ (a) Less than $25,000;
_X_ (b) Between $25,000 and $100,000;
__ (c) Between $100,000 and $250,000;
__ (d) Between $250,000 and $500,000;
__ (e) Between $500,000 and $1,000,000;
__ (f) Between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000;
__ (g) Between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000;
__ (h) Between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000;
__ (i) Between $10,000,000 and $20,000,000;
__ (j) Between $20,000,000 and $50,000,000;
__ (k) Between $50,000,000 and $100,000,000;
__ (l) More than $100,000,000.
The Department of Veterans Affairs, desires to lease approximately between 5,067 and 7,601 net usable square feet of class A office or medical space in Huntsville, Alabama. The space will be occupied by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Birmingham VA Healthcare System (BVAHCS) and must include space for use by tenant for personnel, furnishings, and equipment.Ã‚Â The Government requires a fully serviced lease.Ã‚Â The Government anticipates this being a Move-In Ready lease, requiring minimum tenant improvements. There must be a minimum of 75 parking spaces, 10 spaces designated for handicapped individuals with at least 4 spots being van accessible (96 wide clearance ) and the other 2 having at least 60 clearance within one block of the building. Space offered should be contiguous and on the same floor (preferred).Ã‚Â Access is required from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.Ã‚Â Space shall not be in high crime areas or in any area that will require more stringent building security, preferably within a 10-mile radius of police facility.Ã‚Â Building cannot be within a 100-year flood plain. A current certificate of seismic compliance must be submitted with all expressions of interest.Ã‚Â Request a radius of 500 feet within a public transportation site.
Location: Space must be located within the following geographic boundaries of Huntsville, AL:
Bounded on the North: From the Intersection of Old Railroad Bed Rd and Nick Davis Rd, east to Jeff Rd NW, south to Douglass Rd NW, East to Admore Hwy, southeast to Springfield Rd NW, east to Pulaski Pike NW, north to Winchester Rd NW, East to Homer Nance Rd
Bounded on the South: From the intersection of I-565 and County Line Rd, east to Wall Triana Hwy SW, south to Martin Rd SW, east to Whitesburg Dr, north to Four Mile Post Rd SE (becoming Cecil Ashburn Dr SE, becoming Sutton Rd), east to US-431
Bounded on the West: From the intersection of I-565 and County Line Rd (becoming Old Railroad Bed Rd), north to the intersection of Nick Davis Rd
Bounded on the East: From the intersection of Winchester Rd NW and Homer Nance Rd, south to Jordan Rd, south to Ryland Pike, west to US-72, south to Dug Hill Rd, south to US-431, south to Sutton Rd
*See Map Below. Building shall be located within the above geographical boundaries, and the lines on the map are for a close, but not exact, depiction.
Lease Term: The lease term shall be 12 years, 7 years firm term and 5 years soft term.
A market survey of properties for lease may be conducted by VA. Brokers or legal representatives submitting property must show written acknowledgement and permission to represent the property. Property owners and developers must provide written proof of ownership or non-contingent control of property at the time of submission of initial bids. The following information shall be provided along with the expression of interest: (1) Site plan depicting the building, (2) a map depicting location of building with the delineated area, (3) a block or floor plan of the proposed space for offer, (4) identification on site plan demonstrating location of parking to be dedicated for VA s use. Interested offerors should submit specific information concerning their properties to Brian C. Curtis (VA Lease Contract Specialist) at the following address no later than December 08, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. EST to be considered:
Brian C. Curtis, Lease Contract Specialist
Department of Veterans Affairs
RPO-E, Network Contracting Office 7
2008 Weems Road
LaVista Business Park Bldg A
Tucker, GA 30084-5207
(404) 432-9007 (phone)
Net usable square feet does not include such areas as stairs, elevators, mechanical and utility rooms, ducts, shafts, vestibules and public corridors, and public toilets required by local code.
The Government will pay no more than the appraised fair market rental value for the building. This advertisement is not a request for proposals. A solicitation for offers may be issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs at a later date.
The NAICS code for this Notice is 531120
MARKET RESEARCH QUESTIONNAIRE
Response to Questionnaire is required from all interested parties.
Lessor s Name & Contact Info (Phone & Email#_____________________________________
Building Name and Address ______________________________________________________
Indicate your business size & socio-economic status under NAICS code 531120:
[ ] yes [ ] no Large Business (LB)
[ ] yes [ ] no Small Business (SB)
[ ] yes [ ] no Certified HUBZone
[ ] yes [ ] no Certified Small Business 8(a)
[ ] yes [ ] no Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
[ ] yes [ ] no Economically-Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
[ ] yes [ ] no Women-Owned (WO) Small Business
[ ] yes [ ] no Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
[ ] yes [ ] no Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
[ ] yes [ ] no Other (please specify)
[ ] yes [ ] no Registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) @
[ ] yes [ ] no Registered in SBA VetCert Registry @ Veteran Small Business Certification (sba.gov)
A SOLICITATION HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED. After review of responses, a solicitation may
be published at a later date. Responses to this Market Research Questionnaire will not be
considered as submission of an offer for future solicitation announcements. All interested parties
must respond to future solicitation announcements separately or in addition to this Market
Research Questionnaire. Contract award resulting from any future solicitation can only be made
to a contractor who is registered in SAM.
This notice is to assist the VA in determining sources only. A SOLICITATION IS NOT
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. If a solicitation is issued it will be announced at a later date,
and all interested parties must respond to that solicitation announcement separately from
the responses to this announcement.
Please return this survey with your expression of interest. All responses shall be verified. Failure to provide the following shall result in elimination as an interested party:
Market Research Questionaire.
Site Plan Depicting the Building.
Map with Location of Building with the Delineated Area.
Block or Floor Plan of the Proposed VA Space.
Identification on Site Plan Demonstrating Location of Parking dedicated for VA s use.