36C25220Q0844 – Sources Sought – C1DA–537-21-IDIQ A/E MEP IDIQ – Base Contract Jesse Brown VAMC, Chicago, Illinois 60612

Sep 4, 2020 | Sources Sought

MEP AE IDIQ for Jesse Brown VAMC
Chicago, Illinois

INTRODUCTION: THIS IS A TOTAL 100% SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (SDVOSB) SET-ASIDE in accordance with Public Law 109-461. This is a Request for SF 330s for Architect/Engineer (A/E) Design Services for a single award Firm-Fixed Price, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. The design services are for the design of various nonrecurring maintenance (NRM), SCIP (Strategic Capital Investment Planning) and station level construction projects that are primarily Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) in nature, although projects may also include components that fall under additional disciplines e.g. architectural, civil, and structural, for the preparation of designs, plans, specifications, cost estimates and miscellaneous reports. Services to include, but are not limited to conceptual design, design programming, preliminary designs, working drawings and specifications, cost estimating, site visits, miscellaneous reports, and construction period services. All work under this IDIQ will be for the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED. A request for proposal will be issued directly to the top-rated firm for which negotiations will commence in accordance with FAR Part 36.606. The anticipated A/E design services, to be awarded, will be procured in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers Act (Public Law 92-582), Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 36.6, and VA Acquisition Regulation 836.6.
MILEAGE RESTRICTION: in accordance with VAAR 805.207, this procurement is restricted to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) located within a 250-mile radius, within the U.S., of Jesse Brown VAMC, 820 S. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612. The 250-mile radius restriction will be verified by using the website https://www.freemaptools.com/radius-around-point.htm and verifying the distance from the firm s primary or satellite office location.
Period of Performance: Five-Year Ordering Period
Contract Type: Firm-Fixed-Price IDIQ
Estimated Magnitude of Construction: Individual task orders will be established for a minimum of $2,000 and a maximum of $950,000.00.
Contract Ceiling: $4,000,000.00
NAICS Code: 541330
Size Standard: $16.5 Million

VETBIZ & SAM: in accordance with VAAR 819.7003, at the time of SF 330 submission and prior to award of any contract, the offeror must represent to the contracting officer that it is a
(1) SDVOSB eligible firm;
(2) Small business concern under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to the acquisition; and
(3) SDVOSB listed as verified in VIP at: https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov.
Additionally, all eligible firms must be registered and current in the System for Award Management (SAM) database in order to be evaluated and eligible for contract award. If the firm is not registered in SAM, you may register online at https://www.sam.gov.
EVALUATION FACTORS: selection criteria will be based on the following factors, in descending order of importance, in accordance with FAR 36.602-1 and VAAR 836.602-1:
(a) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services;
(b) Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to various MEP projects and their record of working together as a team;
(c) Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials;
(d). Experience in construction period services to include professional field inspections during the construction period, review of construction submittals, support in responding to requests for information during solicitation and construction period, support of construction contract changes t include drafting statements of work and cost estimates.
(d) Demonstrate capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; ability to execute several large task orders and several small task orders simultaneously.
(e) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules;
(f) Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services;
(g) Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness; and
(h) Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project.
PLEASE NOTE: The AE Evaluation Board must be provided with complete and accurate information for ALL evaluation factors above in order to rank interested and eligible firms. Therefore, the AE firm must expand upon, as it deems necessary, on any evaluation factor not well demonstrated or addressed with Part 1A to Part IG and Part II of the SF 330. The AE firm shall use Part IH and/or use additional sheets to supplement/address all evaluation factors to clearly demonstrate its qualifications.
Additionally, keep in mind the submission requirement restrictions outlined below when addressing evaluation factors.
SELECTION PROCESS: in accordance with FAR 36.6, SF 330s will be evaluated by the evaluation board using the evaluation factors identified in this announcement. After SF330s have been evaluated, discussions/interviews will be held with at least three of the most highly qualified firms. After discussions conclude, the evaluation board will evaluate the qualifications of the firms using the same evaluation factors, taking into consideration both the SF 330 submission and subsequent discussions, to select the most preferred firm from the firms considered to be the most highly qualified. Negotiations will then begin with the most preferred firm.
LIMITS ON SUBCONTRACTING: in accordance with VAAR 852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside under 852.219-10(a)(1)(v), it states:
The business will comply with subcontracting limitations in 13 CFR 125.6, as applicable.
For clarification, 13 CFR 125.6 states in the case of a contract for services (except construction), it (i.e. SDVOSB) will not pay more than 50% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not similarly situated. Any work that a similarly situated subcontractor further subcontracts will count towards the 50% subcontract amount that cannot be exceeded.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: interested and eligible firms should submit their current SF330 as One (1) electronic pdf copy via eCMS Vendor Portal:
a. See attachments for procedures;
b. Size limitation is 20MB;

The SF 330s are due on October 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM CST.
Acceptable electronic formats (software) for submission of SF 330 packages:
(a) Files readable using the current Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF);
(b) Files in Adobe PDF Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater;
(c) SF 330s shall be provided on standard letter size 8-1/2 by 11-inch paper, limited to a maximum of seventy-five (75), single-sided, single-spaced, and numbered pages. If more than seventy-five (75) single-sided pages are submitted, all pages after seventy-five (75) pages may not be evaluated. The font for text shall be Times New Roman 12-point or larger;
(d) Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns.
The SF 330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, type in SF330 in the Find a Form block and click on search.
Questions may be directed only by e-mail to anne.vossler@va.gov.
VA Primary Point of Contact: Anne Vossler, NCO 12 Contracting Officer, anne.vossler@va.gov

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