This is a SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS, seeking responses from Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Small Business (SB) concerns only. This announcement seeks information from the industry, which will be used for preliminary planning purposes. No proposals are being requested or accepted with his synopsis. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS AND NO CONTRACT SHALL BE AWARDED FROM THIS SYNOPSIS. Respondents will not be notified of the results of this synopsis.
The Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center (VAACC), is seeking concerns capable of constructing a chiller plant. Specifically, the VAACC is attempting to learn if:
There is enough interest in the marketplace for this complex procurement to justify a SDVOSB, VOSB or small business set-aside
There is a competitive environment among SDVOSB, VOSB, or small businesses, to justify a set-aside and ensure fair and reasonable pricing
There are enough SDVOSB, VOSB, or small businesses in the marketplace with the ability to execute a project that would be technically complex
There are enough SDVOSB, VOSB or small businesses with sufficient financial and bonding capacity to successfully execute a contract for this type of procurement
The VAACC s goal is to get fair and reasonable pricing. Therefore, we are soliciting Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Small Business (SB) socio-economic groups to determine the appropriate set-aside necessary to fulfill the VAACC s needs. To assist the VAACC in making an accurate determination, we must know your firm s interest.
It is expected that should a solicitation and/or contract for these construction services occur, FAR Clause 52.223-99 Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, will be included.
In order to be eligible, interested parties must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) data base at For firms claiming SDVOSB or VOSB classification status, they must also be registered and certified through the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization data base, located at
The North American Industry Classification (NAICS) code for this potential acquisition is 238220 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors, which currently has a small business size standard of $16.5 million.
Interested parties responding to this Sources Sought Notice shall submit as much of the following information as possible:
Company name and address, point of contact with phone number, email address and DUNS number;
Proof of registration in the SAM and VA Vet Biz websites or intention of registration prior to submission of offers to a potential solicitation;
If your firm has a history or is contemplating joining with a partner for this requirement, we ask that you detail that arrangement as well to allow the government to make the most well informed decision possible. In this event, we advise that you thoroughly investigate whether or not a partnership would affect your business size standard.
The response date to this Sources Sought notice is November 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. This market research is for informational and planning purposes only to determine if there are adequate qualified SDVOSB, VOSB or SB concerns to warrant a 100% set-aside. Hard copy submissions are not acceptable. The Government will not pay any costs for responses submitted. Electronic submissions are acceptable and may be directed to All inquiries regarding this Sources Sought Notice should be directed to the same email address.