C1DA--689-21-211 Steam System Phase 3

Agency: VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF
State: Federal
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • C - Architect and Engineering Services - Construction
NAICS Category:
  • 541330 - Engineering Services
Posted Date: Jan 4, 2022
Due Date:
Solicitation No: 36C24121R0088
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General Information View Changes
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Special Notice (Updated)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-05:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
  • Updated Published Date: Jan 04, 2022 07:55 am EST
  • Original Published Date: Mar 15, 2021 03:10 pm EDT
  • Updated Response Date:
  • Original Response Date:
  • Inactive Policy: Manual
  • Updated Inactive Date: Feb 04, 2022
  • Original Inactive Date: Jun 22, 2021
  • Initiative:
    • None
Classification
  • Original Set Aside:
  • Product Service Code: C1DA - ARCHITECT AND ENGINEERING- CONSTRUCTION: HOSPITALS AND INFIRMARIES
  • NAICS Code: 541330 - Engineering Services
  • Place of Performance:
Description
SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE FOR QUALIFICATIONS (SF-330)

NAICS Code: 541330 Engineering Services (Small Business size standard $16.5 million dollars)

A. INTRODUCTION:
The VA Medical Center West Haven, CT has a requirement for a Firm Fixed Price contract to provide professional Architect/Engineer (A/E) Design Services to develop complete drawings, specifications, cost estimates and construction period administration associated with Upgrading the Steam and Condensate Distribution System Phase 3.

B. CONTRACT INFORMATION:
The VA Medical Center West Haven, CT has a requirement for a Firm Fixed Price contract to provide professional Architect/Engineer (A/E) Design Services to develop complete drawings, specifications, cost estimates and construction period administration associated with Upgrading the Steam and Condensate Distribution System Phase 3.

The Magnitude of Construction is between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000

This acquisition is a Total Set-Aside for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) in
accordance with VAAR 852.219-10 with NAICS Code 541330. Any subsequent award will require the firm to be registered in System for Award Management (SAM www.sam.gov) and the VETBIZ Vendor
Information Pages (https://www.vip.vetbiz.va.gov/). VETBIZ will be used to determine SDVOSB/VOSB
Status, therefore, firms need to be registered with the applicable NAICS Code of 541330 at the time
SF330 s are submitted.

Prospective firms are reminded that in accordance with FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting,
at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance shall be spent for employees of
the concern. SF330 packages shall address how each firm anticipates meeting these criteria. This
requirement is in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers as implemented in Subpart
36.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Subpart 836.6 of the VA Acquisition Regulation. All
submissions will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria. A "short list" of the three most
highly rated after initial source selection will be chosen for negotiations of a contract award. The
Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The
Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Respondents are
put on notice that firm(s) selected by the Selection Authority will be required to submit a Fixed Price Rate
Proposal to include labor, overhead, profit, and other costs for this project for negotiation by the
Contracting Officer prior to contract award. The negotiated agreement will be incorporated into the
resulting contract.

C. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL:
This is a request for SF 330's Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a
solicitation will not receive a response. No material will be issued and no solicitation package or
bidder/plan holder list will be issued.

D. PROJECT INFORMATION:
Provide Architect/Engineer services to develop complete drawings, specifications, cost estimates and
construction period administration associated with PROJECT 689-21-211, Upgrading the Steam and Condensate Distribution System Phase 3.

E. EVALUATION SELECTION CRITERIA:

Each respondent s SF 330 submittal package will be evaluated in accordance with FAR 36.6 procedures.
The selection criteria, in descending order of importance will be as follows:
1. Professional Qualifications
2. Reputation & Standing of Firm
3. Specialized Experience/Technical Competence
4. Teamwork
5. Capacity
6. Past Performance
7. Capability and commitment
8. Location

F. SELECTION CRITERIA DESCRIPTIONS:
The selection criteria descriptions (1 through 8) are provided below.

1. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR SATISFACTORY
PERFORMANCE OF REQUIRED SERVICES
Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and
Designers of Record. In addition, provide resumes of other relevant team members or frequent
subcontractor who will perform technical tasks under this contract including their record of working
together. The Designers of Record shall perform and direct the design within their respective discipline
and shall sign and seal the drawings. All Designers of Record must be professionally registered in their
discipline. Each resume shall include a minimum of three (3) specific completed projects that best
illustrate the individual team members experience relevant to this contract scope. All proposed team
members and supervisors shall have the minimum education, training, and experience as is normally
expected of a company actively providing the required services and shall have demonstrated experience to
perform a project such as this within a VA Medical Center Hospital. Additionally, the firm shall address
the criteria for meeting the Limitations on Subcontracting.

2. REPUTATION AND STANDING OF THE FIRM AND ITS PRINCIPAL OFFICIALS
Documentation supplied should allow the evaluation team to assess this factor with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness.

3. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE
Specialized experience and technical competence in health care facilities (to include joint ventures),
including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction,
and the use of recovered materials.

This factor evaluates the amount of experience the AE firm has in designing similar types of designs and
evaluating their technical competence. The factor includes an emphasis, where appropriate, on the firm's
experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered
materials.

Provide a detailed narrative of up to 5 (maximum) relevant projects completed within the last 5 years,
which best illustrate overall team experience relevant to this contract scope. List projects that demonstrate
the teams experience with projects of similar size and scope to those to be performed under this contract;
Emphasize any specialized experienced the firm has with these type of designs (preferably at the VA or in
a hospital environment.)
4. TEAMWORK
Documentation supplied should include specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for
assignment to the project(s) and their record of working together as a team.

5. CAPACITY
This factor evaluates ability of the AE firm, given their current projected workload and the availability of
their key personnel, to accomplish the design project in the required time.

The general workload and staffing capacity of the design office will be evaluated.

List current projects with a design fee of greater than $20,000 being designed in the firms office; indicate
the firms present workload and the availability of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the
specified contract performance period; and any impact that may have on taking on a new project of this
scope.

Describe experience in successfully delivering projects per performance schedule, providing timely
construction support, and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates; and if that
workload would adversely impact a new project of this scope, then demonstrate how the firm intends to
increase its workload capacity to complete this project.

6. PAST PERFORMANCE
NCO 1 will evaluate past performance on recent and relevant contracts with Government agencies
(emphasis on VA work) and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, compliance with
performance schedule and a record of significant claims against the firm due to improper or incomplete
engineering services (references required).

a. Recency is defined as performance occurring within 5 years of the date of this Notice, except that
ongoing projects must have begun no less than one (1) year prior to the issuance of this Notice.
b. Relevancy is defined as performance of work on projects that are similar in scope to the type of
project anticipated under the resultant contract.

Respondents with no previous past performance shall so state when addressing the selection criteria.
Documentation supplied should detail firms ability to work with government entities and design standards or similar relevant experience with other entities.

a. Provide a copy of all performance evaluations (A/E) issued for government contracts (as
applicable). For non-Federal contracts, provide facility owner documentation of the firms
performance issued on that contract. If known documentation exists, so state.
b. Provide accessible owner points of contact: name, title, address, telephone number, e-mail, and fax
number and provide copies of awards and letters of appreciation/recommendation as desired.

Past Performance Questionnaires (Attachment 1 to this Notice):

a. Respondents shall complete Section A (General Information) of the Past Performance
Questionnaire and provide it to NCO 1 representative as part of the SF 330 submittal package.
b. Respondents shall submit the Past Performance Questionnaire Sections B through D and the Cover
Letter to each Contracting Officer (or customer contact equivalent) and Project Manager (or
customer contact equivalent) identified in its SF 330 Section F, Example Projects Which Best
Illustrate Proposed Team s Qualifications for this Contract . Sections B through D of the
questionnaire shall be completed ONLY by the contract customer.
c. The contract customer shall complete sections B through D of the Past Performance Questionnaire
and shall submit it directly to NCO 1 by the SF 330 submittal package due date identified in the
Notice.
d. Past Performance Questionnaire sections B through D will not be accepted from Respondents.
Questionnaire sections B through D must come directly from the Respondent s contract customer.
The Respondent bears the burden of providing relevant and timely references with accurate and current
telephone numbers and addresses.

The Respondent is responsible for ensuring that the questionnaires issued by them are completed by the
contract customer and submitted directly by the contract customer to NCO 1 no later than the SF 330
submittal package due date designated in this Notice.

Contract customer shall E-mail Past Performance Questionnaire Sections B through D.
Respondents are notified that NCO 1 may use any additional sources of information available to it
regarding the Respondent s relevant experience and past performance and consider the information thus
obtained as part of this evaluation.

7. CAPABILITY AND COMMITMENT
The capability and commitment to provision accurate professional services. This factor includes
determining customer satisfaction, project cost, and meeting project schedule by:

a. Reviewing the firms record on timeliness in replies to RFIs, review of submittals & shop
drawings, periodic construction inspections, and timely completion of as built drawings.
b. Determining the accuracy of professional services through a review of the history of services
support, value engineering and any deficiencies which may have resulted in additional costs to
NCO 1.

8. LOCATION
a. The A/E Firm must be generally located in the geographic area of the medical centers that comprise of
the West Haven, CT VA Medical Center.

1. Please provide the address and distance of your closest office.
b. The A/E Firm must have general knowledge of the locality of the project.

G. QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS:
a. Questions and comments regarding this notice must be submitted by email only to the Contract
Specialist Robert M Clark Jr at robert.clark15@va.gov.
b. Oral questions will not be answered.
c. The deadline for questions is March 31, 2021 at 2:00pm EST.

H. SF 330 SUBMITTAL PACKAGE PAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
a. SF 330 submittal packages, including Past Performance Questionnaires, shall be submitted no later
than 2:00pm EST on April 15, 2021
Respondents are responsible for ensuring SF 330 submittal packages, any revisions, and
modifications are submitted by this time.

b. Qualified A/E firms are required to submit ONE (1) electronic copy via email to robert.clark15@va.gov. If file size exceeds 7MB then firms are required to send multiple emails with a
sequence stating email 1 of __.

SF 330 forms are available on-line at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/SF

c. Submission of information incorporated by reference is not allowed.

d. Prospective firms shall address all selection criteria factors within their submitted SF 330 package.

e. Submissions are limited to 85 pages.
i. Absolutely no photographs shall be submitted.
ii. Title pages and tables of contents, if applicable, are excluded from the page count limitation.
iii. Pages submitted in excess of the limitations specified in this Notice will not be evaluated by
NCO 1.

f. Telephone or Fax inquiries will not be accepted.

I. SF 330 PACKAGE CONTENTS:

a. The SF 330 submittal packages shall consist of a completed SF 330 parts I and II, specific
information addressing each of the EIGHT selection criteria described in this Notice; the
additional information required by this Notice and past performance questionnaire section A.
b. Respondents are required to meet all requirements in addition to those identified as selection
criteria
c. SF 330 submittal packages not consistent with the requirements and selection criteria of this
Notice may be determined unacceptable and removed from consideration.
d. Any SF 330 submittal package, modification, or revision, that is received at the designated NCO 1
office after the exact time specified for receipt is late and will not be considered unless it is
received before award is made, the contracting officer determines that accepting the late
submittal would not unduly delay the acquisition; and There is acceptable evidence to establish
that it was received at NCO 1 installation designated for receipt of submittal packages and was
under NCO 1 s control prior to the time set for receipt of submittal packages; or It was the only
submittal package received.

J. SF 330 PACKAGE PREPARATION:
a. Qualified A/E firms are required to submit ONE (1) electronic copy via email to
robert.clark15@va.gov.
SF 330 forms are available on-line at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/SF.
b. Electronic copy shall be in searchable PDF format of the SF 330 parts I and II, questionnaire
Section A and additional information requested by this Notice.
c. A cover sheet should be included, clearly marked with the Respondent's name, complete address
with 9-digit zip code, phone number, e-mail address, DUNs number, date of response, title and
Notice identification.
d. Information not provided elsewhere in the SF 330 submittal package shall not be incorporated by
reference.
e. A table of contents shall be provided for ready reference to sections and figures.
f. SF 330 submittal packages shall be consistent with the following structure and formatted
accordingly:
SF 330 PART I CONTRACT SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS
1. Sections A through D
2. Section E
3. Section F
4. Section G
5. Section H
6. Section I
7. Questionnaire section A only
8. Other additional information and attachments

SF 330 PART II GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

(Note: Respondents shall clearly label additional information and attachments).

K. FAR and VAAR:
The FAR and VAAR citations referenced in this Special Notice can be accessed via the following internet
links: https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html

L. ATTACHMENTS TO THE SPECIAL NOTICE:
Attachment 1 Past Performance Questionnaire and Cover Letter

Project Statement of Work

END OF SPECIAL NOTICE












ATTACHMENT 1 - PAST PERFORMANCE QUESTIONNAIRE AND COVER LETTER

Complete one set of letters and forms for at least three projects identified in your firm s Section F of the SF 330, which will best illustrate proposed team s qualifications for this contract. Additional space or blank sheets may be added to answer any question.
Transmittal letter to accompany Past Performance Questionnaire
FROM: [Insert Company Official Name, Title, and Company Name]
SUBJECT: Past Performance Questionnaire for Contract(s):
[Insert Company Name] is currently responding to the Department of Veterans Affairs (NCO 1) request for SF 330, Architect-Engineer Qualifications for the Upgrading of the Steam and Condensate Distribution System Phase 3 . This Request for SF 330 s requires respondents to identify customers and solicit their response regarding [Insert Company Name] performance.

[Insert Company Name] is providing past performance data to NCO 1 relating to our performance on contract [Insert contract name/number] and have identified [Insert name of reference] as the point of contact for this contract.
The request for SF 330 instructs that respondents provide customers with the attached
questionnaire. Please complete the questionnaire and email it by 2:00pm EST on April 15, 2021 directly to the NCO 1 Contracting Office Contract Specialist.

E-mail: robert.clark15@va.gov
The information contained in the completed Past Performance Questionnaire is considered sensitive and cannot be released to [Insert Company Name]. Please direct any questions about the acquisition or the attached questionnaire to the VISN 1 NCO point of contact identified above.
Thank you,
[Insert Company Official Name and Title]
A. GENERAL INFORMATION
A-E FIRM TO BE EVALUATED:
Firm Name: ________________________ Telephone: __________________________
Address: __________________________ Email address: ________________________
__________________________ Point of Contact: ______________________
__________________________
__________________________

Firm Cage Code: ____________________
Firm Tax ID Number: ________________
Firm DUNS Number: ________________

Project Title: _____________________________________

Description of Project: __________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Description of A-E Firms Responsibilities:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Contract Number: ______________________ Dollar Amount: ______________________

Contract Period of Performance: _______________________

The A-E Firm performed as the o Prime Contractor o Sub-Contractor/Consultant/Team Member

Percent of work performed by A-E Firm: Other (Please describe) __________________


B. EVALUATOR INFORMATION:

Evaluator s Company or Agency
Name: ____________________________ Evaluator s Name: _____________________
Address: __________________________ Title of Evaluator: _____________________
__________________________ Telephone: __________________________
__________________________ E-mail: ______________________________
__________________________

C. SEND COMPLETED QUESTIONAIRE (SECTIONS B through D) TO:

E-mail: robert.clark15@va.gov

D. PERFORMANCE INFORMATION: Choose the appropriate rating that most accurately describes the A/E s performance or situation. PLEASE PROVIDE A NARRATIVE EXPLANATION FOR ALL RATINGS OF Marginal or Unsatisfactory on page 7 under Narrative Summary.

Exceptional (5)
Very Good (4)
Satisfactory (3)
Marginal (2)
Unsatisfactory (1)
N/A
-Performance meets or met contractual requirements and exceeds or exceeded many of your company s expectations. The contractual performance reflects or reflected few minor problems and corrective actions taken by the contractor appear to be highly effective or corrective actions taken were effective.
-Performance meets or met contractual requirements and exceeds or exceeded some of your company s expectations. The contractual performance reflects or reflected some minor problems and corrective actions being taken by the contractor appear to be effective or Corrective actions taken were effective.
-Performance meets or met contractual requirements. The contractual performance reflects or reflected some minor problems. Corrective actions being taken by the contractor appear to be effective or Corrective actions taken were effective.
-Performance does or did not meet some contractual requirements. The contractual performance reflects or reflected serious problems(s) for which the contractor has not yet identified acceptable corrective actions or did not provide acceptable corrective actions.
-Performance does or did not meet most contractual requirements and recovery is not likely or did not occur. The contractual performance contains or contained serious problem (s) for which the contractor s corrective actions appear ineffective or were ineffective.
-Not applicable or rater has not observed performance in this area.

A-E FIRM S NAME: _______________ PROJECT NAME: _______________
Contract Period of Performance: _______________________
Note: Include this information on each page of the questionnaire form to ensure there is no mix up in information among contracts surveyed for respective primes/subs, etc.
Place an X in the appropriate column using the definitions matrix on page 4.
Item
FACTORS TO BE RATED
Exceptional (5)
Very Good (4)
Satisfactory (3)
Marginal (2)
Unsatisfactory (1)
N/A

Design Services:


1.
Overall skill level and technical competence of A/E s personnel.


2.
A/E s ability to identify and resolve design issues expeditiously.


3.
A/E s responsiveness to design review questions.


4.
A/E s ability to effectively coordinate, integrate and manage their consultants/subcontractors/team


5.
A/E s effectiveness and responsiveness in interfacing with the Client s staff


6.
Overall accuracy, completeness and coordination of final design documents. (Quality)


7.
A/E s ability to provide detailed, accurate cost estimates.


8.
A/E s ability to meet contract schedule.



Follow-On Construction Support Services:


9.
Thoroughness and timely review of construction submittals.


10.
Timely resolution of construction design issues.


11.
Overall quality, responsiveness and timeliness of A/E follow-on construction support services.



LEED (If Applicable):


12.
Overall accuracy, completeness, timeliness and coordination of LEED documentation.


13.
A/E s ability and understanding of the overall LEED process.



BIM (If Applicable):


14.
Overall accuracy, completeness, timeliness and coordination of BIM documentation.


15.
A/E s ability and understanding of the overall BIM process.



Owner s Representative on Design/Build Projects (If Applicable):


16.
Overall accuracy, completeness, timeliness and coordination of requirements documents and bridging documents.


17.
A/E s ability, thoroughness, timeliness and support as Owner s Representative throughout the project.



Overall:


18.
How would you rate the A/E s ability to control cost?


19.
How would you rate the A/E s overall management performance on this contract?


20.
How would you rate the A/E s overall technical/quality performance on this contract?


21.
Would you use this A/E again? (If No , please comment in the Narrative Summary)
YES

NO
Number of A/E Design Errors & Omissions on Project: _______________
Increased Project Cost Due to A/E Design Errors & Omissions: _______________
CONTRACTOR S NAME: ___________________ PROJECT NAME __________
Contract Period of Performance: _______________________
Note: Include this information on each page of the questionnaire form to ensure there is no mix up in information among contracts surveyed for respective primes/subs, etc.
NARRATIVE SUMMARY (Use this section to explain any rating from the previous page)
Item
COMMENTS







Attachments/Links
Contact Information View Changes
Contracting Office Address
  • ONE VA CENTER
  • TOGUS , ME 04330
  • USA
Primary Point of Contact
Secondary Point of Contact


History

Related Document

Feb 24, 2021[Sources Sought (Original)] C1DA--689-21-211 Steam and Condensate Distribution System
Mar 15, 2021[Special Notice (Original)] C1DA--689-21-211 Steam System Phase 3
Jan 4, 2022[Award Notice (Original)] C1DA--689-21-211 Steam System Phase 3
Jan 4, 2022[Sources Sought (Updated)] C1DA--689-21-211 Steam and Condensate Distribution System

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