W912ER20RLB – Sources Sought – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers RLB’s

Aug 21, 2020 | Sources Sought




The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM), is seeking preliminary information, for Market Research Purposes only, from capable and reliable sources who may be interested in submitting a proposal for a new contract for Non-Permanent Facilities i.e. Relocatable Buildings (RLB).  A new contract is being contemplated for use throughout the Central Command (CENTCOM) Area of Responsibility (AoR).  The United States Army Central (USARCENT) has a need for an alternative RLB interim solutions to traditional soft shelled tents.  RLB’s must provide energy efficient systems with a minimum R-value of R-20 or greater walls and R-40 roof.  RLB’s will have various intended uses.  RLB’s may have a requirement to be manufactured and delivered to the CENTCOM AOR on a fast delivery basis.

A. RLB Usage:  RLB usage includes, but is not limited to: Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Religious Services, Theater, Latrine, Shower, Laundry, Housing, Gym, Clinic, Dining Facility (DFAC)/Kitchen, and administrative support.  Sufficient detail will be provided at time of solicitation to ensure proper structural, electrical and drainage design meets the requirement for intended usage.

B. Product Development Requirements:  Per UFC 1-201-01 1-7 All products developed under this contract shall be stamped and sealed by licensed professional engineers with at least four years of experience in their relevant discipline (structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, etc.), and have knowledge and experience with the codes, standards, protocols, and procedures for RLB manufacture and assembly.

All products must conform to the requirements of UFC 1-201-01 and attached Specification 13 34 12.10, and any persons working on the development of RLB product data must read and be familiar with the content of those codes and specifications.

The RLBs shall be developed and manufactured including but not limited to in compliance with UFC 1-201-01 Chapters 1-4 and 1-7 and 3-2 and 3-3.

Facilities must meet or exceed the latest editions of the Department of Defense (DoD) United Facilities Criteria publication UFC 1-201-01, British Standard 7671, and applicable IBC references from the UFC (http://www.wbdg.org/ffc/dod/unified-facilities-criteria-ufc).  RLB’s must be designed to allow erection by Soldiers, able to be disassembled and shipped, be well insulated, be equipped with low power consumption components (e.g. energy efficient environmental control units (ECUs), light emitting diode (LED) lighting) and other energy efficient technologies.  RLBs will be rapidly deployable, air transportable, simple to ship, easily sustainable, low maintenance, utilize redundant parts, and require minimal spare parts.  They shall be designed and composed of materials that mitigate issues with termites, rot, mildew, mold, and warping.  No stucco or gypsum board will be utilized in any of the RLBs. 

C. Location of Performance:  Within the CENTCOM AOR

D. Magnitude of Requirement:  The magnitude for this requirement is between $7,000,000.00 and $20,000,000.00.

E. Responses from Industry:  Interested contractors are asked to submit the following in one package:

  • Capability Statement with point of contact information,
  • Organization Chart with title and experience,
  • Catalogs of RLB offerings,
  • Logistics Management Narrative not exceeding 2 pages,
  • Narrative detailing the organization, locations of manufacturing facilities, and ability to efficiently and effectively deliver RLB’s throughout the CENTCOM AOR.

F. Submittal of Responses:  Interested contractors must provide all of the above submittal information by 04 September 2020 not later than 4:00pm U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to the below individuals. 

Eric L. Caruso
Telephone: (540) 665-2636
Email: Eric.L.Caruso@usace.army.mil
Holly K. Watson
Telephone: (540) 665-2592
Email: Holly.K.Watson@usace.army.mil

* Additionally, since this is a request for information only, your response shall not constitute an offer.   

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