Sources Sought Description:  The purpose of this synopsis is to gain knowledge of interest, capabilities and qualifications of  various members of industry, to include the Small Business Community: Small Business, Section 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUB-Zone), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and/or to proceed with full and open competition as unrestricted. The Government must ensure there is adequate competition among the potential pool of responsible contractors. Small business, Section 8(a), HUBZone, Woman-Owned and SDVOSB businesses are highly encouraged to participate. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this synopsis or any follow up information requests. The Government will use responses to this sources sought to make an appropriate acquisition decision.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District has been tasked to solicit for and potentially award a design-build project to support the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35A Aircraft and is located at Luke AFB, AZ.  The project site is in a tightly constrained active flight operations and industrial area of the installation adjacent to active airfield and ramp operations with unique safety and constructability concerns to include governing air field and FAA compliance or processes. Additionally, this project will be adjacent to another FY22 MICON project with similar design & construction schedule durations. Consideration will need to be given to constructing without interruption to adjacent flight and maintenance operations and adjacent MILCON project also in construction to include potential limited freedom of movement and laydown space.

A new single story Squadron Operations Facility is required to support the beddown of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35A aircraft. The facility is required to be operational no later than Dec 2023 in preparation for the planned F-35A squadron arrival.

The facility supports operations of an F-35A squadron containing the space for flight planning, secure air crew briefing and debriefing, as well as training and administration of the squadron. Space must be provided for the storage, care and issue of flight crew life support system equipment and personal space for changing into and out of flight clothing. Portions of the facility require Special Access Program Facility (SAPF) security space & certification.

The proposed Construction will provide conventional design and construction methods to accommodate the mission of the facility to include constructing an F-35A Squadron Operations Facility using conventional design and construction methods to accommodate the mission of the facility.

Facilities will be designed as permanent construction in accordance with the Department of Defense Unified Facilities Criteria 1-200-01, General Building Requirements

The new facility will include the construction of a steel- framed structure, concrete slab and foundation system, masonry block exterior walls, and standing seam metal roof. Includes approximately 100 Tons of Air Conditioning.

Portions of the facility must meet Special Access Program Facility (SAPF) security certification and shall comply with Intelligence Community Technical Specification for Intelligence Community Directive/Intelligence Community Standard 705 security construction.

The facility will include fire protection, alarm & mass notification systems, lightning protection, intrusion detection systems (IDS), connection to the base-wide energy monitoring and control system (EMCS) and building information systems.

Project will comply with UFC 4-010-06 Cybersecurity of Facility-Related Control Systems requirements for incorporating cybersecurity into the design of facility-related control systems.

The project will include all necessary utilities, site improvements, pavements, communications support infrastructure, and all necessary supporting work for a complete and usable facility.

The project will demolish Building 904 (1,968 SM) and Building 983 (1,992 SM) for total of 3,960 SM.

This project will comply with Department of Defense antiterrorism/force protection requirements per Unified Facility Criteria 4-010-01

Squad Ops Minimum critical capabilities required include, DoD/Air Force or Army airfield pavement expertise, Airfield construction, Special Access Program Facility (SAPF) security compliance & certification and cyber security compliance. Additionally critical capabilities include  ability to work in an active air operations environment, active airfield and apron within a constrained site in cooperation/ partnering with adjacent ongoing construction by separate contractor(s).

The proposed project will be a Negotiated Procurement using the Best Value Trade-Off process in accordance with FAR Part 15.101-1, "Tradeoff Process" to result in a competitive, firm-fixed price contract. The results and analysis of the market research will determine the acquisition decision.

In accordance with FAR Part 36/DFARS Part 236, the estimated construction price range for this project is OVER- $10,000,000 to $25,000,000.00. Estimated duration of the project is 540 calendar days. The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 236220 — Commercial and Institutional Building Construction. The Small Business Size Standard is $36,500,000.00. Classification Code: Y — Construction of structures and facilities

Under FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting, the prime contractor must perform at least 20% of the cost of the contract, not including the cost of materials, with its own employees for general construction-type procurement. Prior Government contract work is not required for submitting a response under this sources sought synopsis.

Should the acquisition be set-aside for the 8(a) program, 8(a) firms are reminded they will need to have a bona fide office in the geographical area of consideration where the work is to be performed as determined by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Firms' response to this synopsis shall be limited to 5 pages and shall include the following information. Please number each entry in accordance with the information below:

  1. Firm's name, address, point of contact, phone number and e-mail address.
  2. Firm's interest in proposing on the solicitation when it is issued.
    Firm's capability to perform a contract of this magnitude and complexity based on the scope of work provided above (include the firm's capability to execute construction and comparable work performed within the past five (5) years): provide a brief description of the project(s), customer name, timeliness of performance, customer satisfaction, and dollar value of the project. Provide at least three (3) examples maximum three (3) pages.
     
    Response MUST demonstrate experience in, DoD/Air Force or Army airfield pavement, Airfield construction, Special Access Program Facility (SAPF) security certification, security specifications, cyber security compliance and ability to work in an active air operations environment.
     
    Response MUST demonstrate experience in, DoD/Air Force or Army airfield pavement, Airfield construction, Special Access Program Facility (SAPF) security certification, security specifications, cyber security compliance and ability to work in an active air operations environment.
    4.     Firm's Business size (Large Business, Small Business, Section 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUB-Zone), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).
    5.     Firm's Joint Ventures (existing and potential, if applicable) including mentor-protégé and teaming arrangement information.
    6.     Firm's Bonding capability (Firms MUST be able to Bond over $25,000,000.00) (construction bonding level per contract and aggregate construction bonding level, both expressed in dollars) via letter from bonding company.
     
    Interested Firms shall respond to this Sources Sought synopsis by email or regular mail no later than 27 September 2021 by 10:00 am. (PST). All interested firms must be registered in SAM (System Acquisition Management) to be eligible for award of Government contracts. Mail address: USACE, Los Angeles District, 915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1400, ATTN: Sandy Oquita, CESPL-CT-E, Los Angeles, CA 90017, (213) 452-3249. The email address is: sandra.oquita@usace.army.mil.
     
    RESULTS INFORMATION: Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. Firms responding to this sources sought announcement, who fail to provide ALL of the required information requested, will not be used to help the Government make the acquisition decision, which is the intent of this sources sought announcement.