C--CONSTRUCTION: 557-20-1-5907-0001, Modify USP 797 Area for Compliance (VA-19-00102672)

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
State: Georgia
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • C - Architect and Engineering Services - Construction
NAICS Category:
  • 541330 - Engineering Services
Set Aside: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
Posted Date: Oct 23, 2019
Due Date:
Solicitation No: 36C24720R0006
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  • Original Synopsis
    Oct 23, 2019
    8:10 am
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Added: Oct 23, 2019 8:10 am
ARCHITECT-ENGINEERING (A/E) SERVICES: The Dublin VA Medical Center, Dublin, GA is seeking qualified A/E firms to furnish professional services for one project.

The awarded A/E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail that qualified outside general contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. The awarded A/E firm is responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal. The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E firm to minimize impact of the construction. The NAICS code for this project is 541330 with a revenue limit of $15 million. The SF 330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP type in SF 330 in the Find a Form block and click on search.


Each project is 100% set aside for a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) concern and the award of a firm fixed price for each project is anticipated. The NACIS code for these project s is 541330 with a revenue limit of $15 million in annual gross revenues averaged over the past three years. Interested parties shall insure current state licensing, shall have current registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database at http://ccr.gov., verified as a SDVOSB in VetBiz information pages (VIP) at http://vip.vetbiz.gov and reporting to VETS 4212 program at https://ww.dol.gov/vets/vets4212.htm#howtofile. SDVOSB verification is mandatory to be considered for award.

Offerors shall submit 330s electronically to jason.kinchen@va.gov.


In addition to the submission of the SF 330, firms are required to provide the following supplemental information as part of a total submission package.

Questionnaires. Firm is at risk of receiving a lower rating if fewer than three (3) Past Performance Questionnaires are received.

Evaluation Factors:

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection will be based on the following criteria:

PER FAR 36.602-

Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required service and working together as a team (in-house and/or consultants(s). (The firm and A/E on staff representing the project or signing drawings in each discipline must be licensed to practice in accordance with the Georgia State law requirements. Provide Professional License numbers and or proof of Licensure.)

Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. (Include Government and private Experience on similar projects)

Capacity to accomplish work in the required time. (Provide firms experience with similar size projects and available capacity of key disciplines).

Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. (Government Past Performance Information Systems may be accessed)

Location in general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project;

(SF 330 submittal should show your knowledge of the locality of the project.)

The area of consideration for offers is a 400 mile driving radius between offeror principal business location and the Dublin VA Medical Center located at 1826 Veterans Blvd, Dublin GA, 31021. Offers outside the 400 mile radius will not be considered. (Determination of mileage eligibility will be based on www.mapquest.com).

PER VAAR 836.602-1

Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. (Awards, Outstanding Merits, Recommendations)

Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services.

Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team.

The selected A/E must have previous experience in the design of high cost high tech medical equipment site prep within Medical Facilities. The A/E must provide documentation of at least three designs of new builds or renovations within Medical Facilities of equal scope and magnitude. The design experience submitted under this criterion must have been completed within the past three (3) years and must contain references with names, and phone numbers, and submitted along with the SF330.

Firms will be evaluated by an A/E evaluation board, scored and ranked according to score. At a minimum three (3) most qualified firms will be invited to interview with the evaluation/selection board and will be numerically scored. The firm with the highest score will be selected and asked to negotiate a fair and reasonable price. This is not a request for proposal and not materials will be issued and no solicitation package or bidder/plan holder list will be issued. All questions regarding this announcement must be e-mailed to the contract specialist, Jason Kinchen at jason.kinchen@va.gov.

A/E to provide services for preparation of design documents and construction period services for Modify USP 797 Area for Compliance , Project # 557-20-906.

The design must, at a minimum, be in accordance with all applicable codes (NFPA, JCAHO, UBC, and EPA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) publications (Master Construction Specifications, Construction Standards, etc.).

The project shall be designed to attempt to achieve an energy consumption level that is at least 30% below the level achieved under ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 ( if life-cycle cost effective). Use Appendix G of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 to document the energy savings achieved by the design. Should a 30% reduction in energy consumption savings prove to be unattainable per life-cycle cost analysis, A/E shall evaluate alternative designs at 5% successive decrements in order to identify the most energy-efficient design that is life-cycle cost effective.

The following parameters shall be used for performing the analysis:

20 year life-cycle period for system comparison

Use Public domain programs such as TRACE, E-CUBE, Carrier E20-II, EnergyPlus, etc.

3% Discount Factor

All drawings and specifications shall be submitted by A/E to VA on computer disc at the completion of the project. Drawings shall be in current AUTOCAD format, with an accompanying MS Word document that lists the drawing number and a description of the drawing s content in sufficient detail to identify it. Each individual Specification shall be submitted as a single MS Word version formatted document. In addition to the individual Specification submittals, an overall document that compiles all Specifications into one, single-spaced document is also required. One additional disk containing electronic copies of all drawings in portable document format (.pdf) shall be submitted for the Contracting Officer s use.

Project shall be designed to meet the prescribed VA Construction Budget, with sufficient Deductions to achieve a 10% reduction from that Budget. Should bids received come in over budget even after taking the Bid Deducts into account, it will be the A/E s responsibility to redesign the project to achieve the VA Construction Budget.


A. The Working Drawings and Specifications for this design shall include, but not be limited to, areas of alterations as described in this Scope of Work. Provide all labor, materials, tools, equipment, and design services necessary to achieve the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center project, Modify USP 797 Area for Compliance .

1. This project will engage an Architectural/Engineering firm to provide Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Drawings, Specifications, Construction Cost Estimates, and Construction Period Services.

2. PROJECT SCOPE: This project will modify the HVAC system for the USP 797 CSP processing area in the Pharmacy to comply with the newly revised (2019 update) USP 797 standard. HEPA filtration will be relocated to the ceiling, and the air flows will be modified to supply from the ceiling and return at the floor for top down dilution of air and reduce the chance of pulling particulates up into the air stream. Other systems in the space may be modified, as required for compliance with standard. HEPA filtration is currently located in the rooftop air handling unit and will need to be relocated to the ceiling, with adjustable speed controls accessible from the room. HVAC system to include proper monitoring of temperature, humidity, room pressurization differential, HEPA filter integrity, total partical count. and air exchange rate. Tie monitoring into central Building Management System.
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Posted Date:
October 23, 2019
Description: 36C24720R0006 36C24720R0006_1.docx
Contracting Office Address :
Department of Veterans Affairs;VISN 7 Network Contracting Activity;501 Greene Street;Hatcher Building - Suite 2;Augusta GA 30901
Place of Performance :
Carl Vinson VAMC;Dublin, GA
Point of Contact(s) :
Jason Kinchen

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General Information
Notice Type:
Posted Date:
October 23, 2019
Response Date:
Archiving Policy:
Automatic, on specified date
Archive Date:
January 30, 2020
Original Set Aside:
Set Aside:
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
Classification Code:
C -- Architect and engineering services
541 -- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services/541330 -- Engineering Services

Related Document

Oct 24, 2019[Presolicitation] C--CONSTRUCTION: 557-20-1-5907-0001, Modify USP 797 Area for Compliance (VA-19-00102672)
Oct 25, 2019[Presolicitation] C--CONSTRUCTION: 557-20-1-5907-0001, Modify USP 797 Area for Compliance (VA-19-00102672)

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