W9123820S0079 – Sources Sought – Access Control Point Gate at Military Ocean Terminal (MOTCO)

Aug 11, 2020 | Sources Sought

This Sources Sought Notice is for Market Research ONLY to determine the availability, capability and interest of small business firms for a potential small business category type set-aside. 

NO AWARD will be made from this Sources Sought Notice. 

NO SOLICITATION, SPECIFICATIONS, OR DRAWINGS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME as this is solely for Market Research. Please do not request such documentation.  Requests for any of this information will go unanswered. 

If the conditions at FAR 19.502-2(b) are met the contracting officer is required to set the acquisition aside for small business concerns. If set-aside, FAR 52.219-14, requires that for general construction the small business contractor will self-perform at least 15% of the cost of the contract, not including the cost of materials. Accordingly, interested contractors having the skill, capabilities, workload capacity and ability to obtain bonding necessary to complete the described project (either through self-performance and/or the managing of subcontractors) are invited to provide their capability statements to the point of contact listed below.  All responses will be used to determine the appropriate acquisition strategy for a potential acquisition. 

The purpose of this notice is to obtain a snapshot of current market capabilities and gain knowledge of potential small business sources to include small business in the following socioeconomic categories: Certified HUB Zone; Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Serviced-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB); Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and 8(a) small business concerns to perform design-bid-build construction of an Access Control Point Gate 1 at Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO), CA.  Other than small business are encouraged to express interest and submit capability statements as well.   

Contractors’ capabilities will be reviewed solely for the purpose of determining an appropriate acquisition strategy to include whether this prospective action is appropriate to be set-aside for the small business community or should proceed as an unrestricted full and open acquisition.   Other than small businesses are encouraged to respond to this NOTICE to provide a greater context of current market capabilities. However, per the Federal Acquisition Regulations, preference will be given to the small business categories as listed above. In determining the acquisition strategy, the Government must ensure there is adequate competition among the potential pool of available contractors.

The Government estimates issuing a solicitation in October of 2020.

The Government intends to award a firm fixed price contract with a period of performance of 365 days.

In accordance with DFARS 236.204(i) the estimated magnitude of construction is expected to be between $10,000,000 and $25,000,000.

The NAICS Code is 236220 (Construction of Commercial and Institutional Building Construction). The size standard is $39.5 million.  Product Service Code is Y1JZ (Construction of Miscellaneous Buildings).


The project scope is to construct an upgraded access control point (ACP) for MOTCO at existing Gate #1. The project includes: a Visitor Control Center (VCC), Gate House, Overwatch Booths, Guard Booths, vehicle and truck inspection canopies, roadways, parking, lighting, traffic control signals, passive and active vehicle barriers with comprehensive control systems, electronic security systems, information systems, Intrusion Detection System (IDS) installation, Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), Backup Generator, and Energy Monitoring Control Systems (EMCS) connections. Work also includes a mail freight facility with a loading dock and arms storage building relocation. Supporting facilities include site development, demolition of existing utilities/power poles/buildings, new utilities and connections, telecommunications and power duct bank, lighting, paving, parking, walks, curbs and gutters, storm drainage, information systems, landscaping, and signage.


The following requests are designed to inform the US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, of current construction contractor market capabilities. Please provide your response to the following.  The submission is limited to 10 pages.

1) Offeror’s name, DUNS#, address, point of contact, phone number, and e-mail address.

2) Offeror’s experience and capability to complete (either through self-performance in excess of 15% or the managing of one or more subcontracts as a Prime) contracts of this magnitude and complexity and comparable work performed within the past 6 years. Describe the Prime’s self-performed effort, brief description of the project, customer name, timeliness of performance, customer satisfaction, and dollar value of the project – provide at least 3 examples.

3) Offeror’s socioeconomic type and business size (Certified HUB Zone; Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Serviced-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB); Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and 8(a) small business concerns).

4) Offeror’s Bonding Capability in the form of a letter from Surety.

The Capabilities Statement will not be considered an offer (proposal) or a bid for any future Request for Proposal or Invitation for Bid that may result from this notice. Moreover, it will not restrict the Government to an ultimate acquisition approach. 

This notice is for information and planning purposes only.  The respondents will not be notified of the results of any review conducted of the capability statements received.

Please notify this office in writing via email by 10:00 am PST, Monday August 24, 2020. Submit response and information through email to: Julie.Maxwell@usace.army.mil. Please include the Sources Sought No. W9123820S0079 in the subject line.

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