BGS-MJK-130140-GENERAL CONSTRUCTION-VERMONT AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY-201708

Agency: State Government of Vermont
State: Vermont
Type of Government: State & Local
Posted Date: Sep 20, 2017
Due Date: Oct 18, 2017
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BGS-MJK-130140-GENERAL CONSTRUCTION-VERMONT AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY-201708 Request Date: 9/20/2017 3:21:02 PM
Open Date:
Closing Date: 10/18/2017 1:00 PM
Intent To Bid Deadline:
Est. Dollar Value: $24,500,000.00
RFQ Number:

Buildings & General Svs, Facilities Division

Two Governor Aiken Avenue
Drawer 33
Montpelier , VT 05633-5801

Bid Type:
Request for Proposal

Locations:
Orange
Keywords:
Construction (Building)

Bid Description:
INVITATION TO BID DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS AND GENERAL SERVICES STATE OF VERMONT Contractors are invited to bid on the Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory Project located at 163 Admin Drive, Randolph Center, Vermont 05601. This project consists of, but is not limited to construction of a 36,486 gsf laboratory facility for the State of Vermont in Randolph, VT. The project consists of two floor plates of approximately 16,800 gsf each and an exterior rooftop mechanical unit and lab exhaust fans that are screened. There is a heated airlock at the roof to access the mechanical air handler. The site has a 400 sf garage heated structure for state vehicles and there is a 2000 sf wood chip heating plant. The main building is a steel moment frame structure with one hour fireproofing as required for all structural members. Project is designed to comply with a Gold Certification Level according to the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System, as specified in Division 01 Section "Sustainable Design Requirements." Sealed Bids accompanied by proper Bid Security will be received by the Department of Buildings and General Services, at 109 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05609-3001, until 1:00 PM October 18, 2017, at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud in the department conference room. Documents may be obtained from Blueprints Etc, 20 Farrell Street, South Burlington VT 05403, by phone at 802-865-4503, by fax at 802-865-0027 or email to: orders@blueprintsetc.com. Project Manuals and Plans are available for preview and download at: http://www.blueprintsetc.com in the Public Plan Room. Any and all notifications, releases and amendments associated with this project will be posted at http://www.blueprintsetc.com. There is a non-refundable fee of for each set of documents. Hard Copy Fee: $675.00 Downloadable Fee: $675.00 1. Please be advised that all notifications, releases, and addendums associated with this RFP will be posted on-line in the plan room where the original solicitation resides unless otherwise determined that a hard copy is necessary. The state will make no attempt to contact contractors with updated information. It is the responsibility of each contractor to periodically check the posting site for any and all notifications, releases and addendums associated with the RFP. 2. NOTE: On occasion hard copy addendums may be required due to size or type of media/requirements. If applicable and as determined by the Department of Buildings and General Services, addendums that require hard copy distribution, a copy of such addenda will be mailed or delivered for each set of plans and specifications issued to the bidders, prior to the bid date. However, it is the responsibility of the bidder to be sure they have received all addenda, and must so state the number of addenda they have received on the proposal. There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting at the site on September 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Directions: Enter the VTC Campus from Route 66 by way of Admin Drive. Continue East on Admin Drive, the site is just past the athletic fields on the left. We will start the meeting at the site and then move to a conference room on campus yet to be identified. Bidders attention is directed to: 1. General Conditions for Construction Contracts. It is the Bidders responsibility to thoroughly read and comply with all requirements. Please pay close attention due to changes that have been made. 2. Funding Source: This project is being funded, in whole or in part, through the states capital construction act(s) and shall require compliance with the Vermont Prevailing Wage and Fringe Benefit Rate requirements (reference Instructions to Bidders, Prevailing Wage Rate Requirements). A complete list of occupations and associated wage rates are available on the internet at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm . 3. BIDDER CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATION PROCESS DOCUMENT: This project presents some unique challenges for the State and the successful bidder. The Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory (VAEL) Project includes specific containment laboratory facilities. The project will also be constructed within an active college campus and includes a remote heat plant facility to serve the heating needs of the laboratory building. The project requires working with the Vermont Technical College and their Facilities Department (VTC) in scheduling work to avoid impacts that could interfere with campus operations and activities. For these reasons, The Department of Buildings and General Services is requiring that all contractors meet certain minimum qualifications to be eligible to bid on this project. 4. FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA): This project is subject to and must comply with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements under 44 CFR 13.36. Federal agencies are permitted to require changes, remedies, changed conditions, access and records retention, suspension of work, and other clauses approved by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. As such, the bidder must comply with the following provisions and supplemental specifications of 44 CFR 13.36 (i) identified below as part of this RFP. ? Administrative, contractual, or legal remedies in instances where contractors violate or breach contract terms, and provide for such sanctions and penalties as may be appropriate. ? Termination for cause and for convenience by the grantee or sub-grantee including the manner by which it will be effected and the basis for settlement. ? Compliance with Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, entitled Equal Employment Opportunity as amended by Executive Order 11375 of October 13, 1967, and as supplemented in Department of Labor regulations (41 CFR chapter 60). ? Compliance with the Copeland Anti-Kickback Act (18 U.S.C. 874) as supplemented in Department of Labor regulations (29 CFR Part 3). ? Compliance with Sections 103 and 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 327-330) as supplemented by Department of Labor regulations (29 CFR Part 5). ? Notice of awarding agency requirements and regulations pertaining to reporting. ? Notice of awarding agency requirements and regulations pertaining to patent rights with respect to any discovery or invention which arises or is developed in the course of or under such contract. ? Awarding agency requirements and regulations pertaining to copyrights and rights in data. ? Access by the grantee, the sub-grantee, the Federal grantor agency, the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives to any books, documents, papers, and records of the contractor which are directly pertinent to that specific contract for the purpose of making audit, examination, excerpts, and transcriptions. ? Retention of all required records for three years after grantees or sub-grantees make final payments and all other pending matters are closed. ? Compliance with all applicable standards, orders or requirements issued under section 306 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 1857(h)), section 508 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1368), Executive Order 11738, and Environmental Protection Agency regulations (40 CRF part 15). (Contracts, subcontracts, and sub-grants of amounts in excess of $100,000.) ? Mandatory standards and policies relating to energy efficiency which are contained in the Vermont energy conservation plan issued in compliance with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (Pub. L. 94-163, 89 Stat. 871). REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: Vendor is responsible for any and all reporting requirements associated with this RFP. Requirements may include but are not limited to: ? FEMA and/or Federal reporting requirements as applicable. 5. BID SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: a. CLOSING DATE: Bids must be received by the due date and at the location specified on the front page of this RFP. b. The bid opening will be held at 109 State Street, Third Floor, Montpelier, VT and is open to the public. c. SECURITY PROCEDURES: Please be advised extra time will be needed when visiting and/or delivering information to 109 State Street. All individuals visiting 109 State Street must present a valid government issued photo ID when entering the facility. d. SEALED BID INSTRUCTIONS: All bids must be sealed and must be addressed to the State of Vermont, Office of Purchasing & Contracting, 109 State Street ? Third Floor, Montpelier, VT 05609-3001. BID ENVELOPES MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED SEALED BID AND SHOW THE PROPOSAL TITLE, OPENING DATE AND NAME OF BIDDER. e. All bidders are hereby notified that sealed bids must be received and time stamped by the Office of Purchasing & Contracting located at 109 State Street ? Third Floor, Montpelier, VT 05609-3001 - by the time of the bid opening. Bids not in possession of the Office of Purchasing & Contracting at the time of the bid opening will be returned to the vendor, and will not be considered. Any delay deemed caused by Security Procedures will be at the bidders own risk. f. Office of Purchasing & Contracting may, for cause, change the date and/or time of bid openings or issue an addendum. If a change is made, the State will make a reasonable effort to inform all bidders by posting at: http://www.blueprintsetc.com g. All bids will be publicly opened. Typically, the Office of Purchasing & Contracting will open the bid, read the name and address of the bidder, and read the bid amount. However, the Office of Purchasing & Contracting reserves the right to limit the information disclosed at the bid opening to the name and address of the bidder when, in its sole discretion, the Office of Purchasing & Contracting determines that the nature, type, or size of the bid is such that the Office of Purchasing & Contracting cannot immediately (at the opening) determine that the bids are in compliance with the RFP. As such, there will be cases in which the bid amount will not be read at the bid opening. Bid openings are open to members of the public. Bid results are a public record however, the bid results are exempt from disclosure to the public until the award has been made and the contract is executed. 6. DELIVERY METHODS: a. SECURITY PROCEDURES: Note that security procedures concerning delivery of any mail or parcels to 109 State Street may delay receipt of mail/parcel pieces by one business day. b. U.S. MAIL: Bidders are cautioned that it is their responsibility to originate the mailing of bids in sufficient time to ensure bids are received and time stamped by the Office of Purchasing & Contracting prior to the time of the bid opening. c. EXPRESS DELIVERY: If bids are being sent via an express delivery service, be certain that the RFP designation is clearly shown on the outside of the delivery envelope or box. Express delivery packages will not be considered received by the State until the express delivery package has been received and time stamped by the Office of Purchasing & Contracting. Due to security procedures express deliveries must be received by 10:30 AM in order to be received by the Office of Purchasing & Contracting that same day. d. HAND DELIVERY: Hand carried bids shall be delivered to a representative of the Office of Purchasing & Contracting prior to the bid opening. e. ELECTRONIC: Electronic bids will not be accepted. f. FAX BIDS: Faxed bids will not be accepted. 7. Full Bonding is required for this job. 8. Contractor is required to carry Builders Risk Insurance for this project; value at $25,400,000. 9. SUBMITTAL EXCHANGE: Contractor shall obtain a license for the State to utilize Submittal Exchange for the purposes of this project. The State and its representatives will have full control of the use of Submittal Exchange by authorized users of the State. Submittal Exchange, a web-based collaboration software system, shall be used to provide an on-line database and repository, which shall be used to transmit and track project-related documents. Based on an existing contract between the State and Submittal Exchange, the State anticipates that training and support during this project will be provided by Submittal Exchange at no additional cost to the selected contractor(s). 10. It is the Bidders responsibility to thoroughly read and comply with all instructions and requirements of this bid solicitation. 11. SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT: All communications concerning this Request for Proposal (RFP) are to be addressed in writing to the attention of Natalie Dowling. Actual or attempted contact with any other individual from the State concerning this RFP is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification. 12. QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD: Any vendor requiring clarification of any section of this RFP or wishing to comment or take exception to any requirements of the RFP must submit specific questions in writing no later than September 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM. Questions may be e-mailed to BGS.OPCVendorDocs@vermont.gov. Any comments, questions, or exceptions not raised in writing on or before the last day of the question period are waived. At the close of the question period a copy of all questions or comments and the State's responses will be posted at http://www.blueprintsetc.com. Every effort will be made to post this information as soon as possible after the question period ends, contingent on the number and complexity of the questions.
Special Instructions:
Contact Information:
Natalie Dowling
Phone: (802) 828-2215
Fax: (802) 828-2222
Email: Natalie.Dowling@vermont.gov
For additional information: www.blueprintsetc.com
Bid Attachments:
Site Visit: Date: 9/28/2017 10:00:00 AM

There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting at the site on September 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Directions: Enter the VTC Campus from Route 66 by way of Admin Drive. Continue East on Admin Drive, the site is just past the athletic fields on the left. We will start the meeting at the site and then move to a conference room on campus yet to be identified.

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