Sep 4, 2020 | Sources Sought



THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY.  The US Army Corps of Engineers is conducting market research to facilitate a determination of acquisition strategy.  The determination of acquisition strategy for this acquisition lies solely with the government and will be based on this market research and information available to the government from other sources. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, is conducting this market research to identify businesses which have the capability to perform the following work:

The AE selected would be required to have sufficient staff, flexibility, and capability to be available on an as-needed basis.  Typical types of services to be provided may include preparation of complete reports or portions of Corps of Engineers planning reports, environmental documents, engineering designs (including construction plans and specifications) for small boat harbor, navigation, ecosystem restoration projects, flood damage prevention, storm damage reduction, watershed studies, comprehensive relocation plans and comprehensive community plans for rural villages in Alaska, and other Corps Civil Works activities.  Work may include any portion of Civil Works activities including plan formulation, design, cost engineering, environmental documentation, economic analysis, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) analysis, and real estate.  Task orders may be issued in support of programs other than Civil Works.  The Government may require that designs be in metric and/or English systems of units. Products shall be produced to Corps of Engineers guidelines and specific formats as set forth by task order.  The firm must demonstrate the ability to: Develop Corps planning reports in accordance with current Corps policy and regulation, provide drawings in AutoCAD (version as required by the project); use the latest version of MCACES (cost estimating software furnished by the Government); provide a cost estimate in work breakdown structure (WBS) using MII software; provide electronic bid set (EBS) documents; and use SPECSINTACT for all projects unless otherwise directed in the task order.  Construction support services may be required.  The AE will be required to use the Dr. Check’s design review and checking system (permissions and passwords will be distributed on a project-by-project basis).  Systems information required for Dr. Checks includes a web browser program, either Internet Explorer (Microsoft) or Navigator (Netscape) versions 4 .0 or later; the web site is http://www.buildersnet.org/drchecks/ 

The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541330, Engineering Services, and the related small business size standard is $16.5 Million.  THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT FOR QUALIFIED PRIME CONTRACTOR FIRMS ONLY.  All interested firms are encouraged to respond to this announcement no later than 3 October 2020, 2:00 PM AST, by submitting all requested documentation listed below to: US Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, ATTN: CEPOA-CT-C/M (Morphew), PO Box 6898, JBER, AK 99506-0898 or via email to jeannette.morphew@usace.army.mil and Christine.a.dale@usace.army.mil.

Interested firms should submit a capabilities package (not exceeding 5 pages) demonstrating the ability to perform work listed above. Packages should include the following information:

(1)  Business name, address and business size under NAICS 541330

(2)  If a small business, identify small business type (HUBZone, SDVOSB, 8(a), Woman Owned Small Business, etc)

(3)  Demonstration of the firm’s experience as a prime contractor on projects of similar size, type and complexity within the past five years.  List actual projects completed and include project title and location, a brief description of the project to include dollar amount of the project and work that was self-performed


Responsible sources demonstrating relevant experience and the capabilities to perform the work will be considered.  System for Award Management (SAM), as required by FAR 4.1102 and 4.1201, will apply to this procurement.  Prospective contractors must be registered prior to award. Lack of registration in the SAM database will make an offeror ineligible for award. Information on SAM registration can be obtained via the Internet at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/

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