Added: Oct 31, 2018 12:41 pm
Project # 503-19-109, Replace Fire Pumps
This announcement is for the selection of an Architect / Engineer Firm to perform design services, technical specifications, working drawings, cost estimates, as-built drawings, construction period services, and site visits for the Construction of Project # 503-19-109, Replace Fire Pumps at the VA Medical Center in Altoona, PA. The magnitude of construction for the above referenced project is between $1,000,000.00 and $5,000,000.00. The Construction Period services are expected to begin following the issuance of the Construction Notice To Proceed. It is anticipated that a Firm Fixed Price Contract will be awarded to the A/E Firm selected for the aforementioned design services. The most highly qualified A/E Firm will be required to participate in a Preproposal Conference prior to the submission of price proposals. Any cost associated with the participation in the Preproposal Conference is not reimbursable. Contract award is subject to the availability of funds for FY 2019.
Please note this is not a request for proposal. Eligible responses received will be evaluated and the most highly qualified will be compiled on a shortlist of candidates who will be contacted for an interview. The following evaluation criteria, listed in descending order of importance, shall be used to evaluate firms and determine the most highly qualified firm for possible contract award. The Professional Qualification and Specialized Experience/Technical Competence (i.e., Evaluation Factors #1 & #2) factors are slightly more important than the other six factors (i.e. Evaluation Factors #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 and #8).
1. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services: This factor evaluates the individual experience of the persons that are to be assigned to the design team. The firms should provide information on the individuals from each relative discipline that are anticipated to be assigned to key positions on the design team. The key positions should include, but not be limited to, Fire Protection Engineers, Project Managers, Architect, Mechanical Engineers, Structural Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Plumbing Engineers and Estimator.
2. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence in the type of work required: This factor evaluates the experience of the firm and design team in completing projects requiring skills similar to those anticipated for this contract. This project will replace aging fire pumps, rework piping, replace supply lines and epoxy the floor. Designing general construction of the space to include site utilities and work as stated above. Extra consideration may be given for experience designing projects for Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities. The intent of this project is to provide the Government with constructible documents detailing complete replacement of the current Fire Pumps including but not limited to the requirements set forth in this Scope of Work. The existing fire pumps are at their life expectancy and are not meeting the NFPA 150% nameplate rating. Documents shall also dictate proper documentation of completion and acceptance of finished work. Firms may submit any other personnel they feel are significant for the types of work described in Specialized Experience.
3. Past Performance on Contracts with Government Agencies (particularly Department of Veterans Affairs) and Private Industry in Terms of Cost Control, Quality of Work, and Compliance with Performance Schedules: This factor shall be evaluated based on the information provided by the A-E on similar type projects, performance appraisals on file with the Department of Veterans Affairs, any Government sponsored performance rating system and contact with personnel listed in the SF 330 regarding past performance as well board members personal knowledge of the firm.
4. Capacity to Accomplish the Work in the Required Time: This factor evaluates the ability of the A-E firm, given their current projected workload and the availability of their key personnel, to accomplish the projects in the required time.
5. Location in General Geographical Area of the Project and Knowledge of the Locality of the Project: This factor evaluates the distance from the A-E firms design office from the location of work (James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center), and knowledge of the geographic area. The personnel identified as the key design team staff are expected to work in the design office identified for evaluation of this factor.
6. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness.
7. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services.
8. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team.
This is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set-aside. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for this work is 541330. The small business standard is $15 million dollars. Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses must be registered and verified in the VetBiz Registry in order to be eligible for contract award. Visit www.vip.vetbiz.gov to complete your company registration. Additionally, any potential awardees must also be registered in the System For Award Management (SAM). Registration can be accomplished by visiting www.sam.gov . To be considered for this contract Firms shall submit three (3) hard copies of their Standard Form 330 (Parts I & II) and a CD copy of their Standard Form 330 (Parts I & II) to the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center Attention: Contracting Office, Building 2, Room 114, David G. Gottshall, 2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602-4377. Standard Form 330's must be received no later than 2:00 PM on November 30, 2018. Inquiries regarding this announcement can be sent to David G. Gottshall via E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions by Electronic means are not permitted. Additionally, the submissions must include an insert detailing the following information placed at the front of the Submission.
Duns & Bradstreet Number
Tax ID Number
The E-mail address of the Primary Point of Contact.
A printed copy of the firms VetBiz Registry.
A copy of the letter from the Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) verifying the firm s status as an SDVOSB. The letter must be must be current and no more than one year before the submission deadline.
A copy of Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy for the SDVOSB Prime.
A copy of the firm s Pennsylvania State Licensure for the SDVOSB Prime or a statement indicating how the provided drawings will be sealed by a PA licensed Engineer.
Special Note: An A/E Firm failing to provide any of the documentation detailed in the Sources Sought Notice may be determined as Non-Responsive and may not be considered.
The following is an excerpt from the Scope of Work for Project# 503-19-109. As previously stated, this is not a Request for Proposal. The inclusion of the excerpts in the Sources Sought Notice is to provide a broad overview of the design project to assist the A/E Firms to prepare their SF330s.
SCOPE OF WORK
A. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
This statement of work will be issued under contract Replace Fire Pumps , Project # 503-19-109.
The A/E will furnish design services, technical specifications, working drawings, cost estimates, as-built drawings, construction period services, and site visits for Project No. 503-19-109, Replace Fire Pumps . This project will replace aging fire pumps, rework piping, replace supply lines and epoxy the floor.
Design work includes but is not limited to: calculating fire pump size, complying with applicable codes and standards, specification of new pumps, means and methods of installing new equipment, blueprints detailing removal of old equipment and installation of new equipment, coordinating phasing of project, assembly and review of specifications, and closeout procedures.
Phasing shall be incorporated into the design to minimize disruptions and coordinate infection control, safety and security related items. Must have experience providing drawings in Autodesk s AutoCAD Architecture.
Scope of Work
The A/E shall provide design services detailing the complete replacement of the current Fire Pumps including but not limited to the requirements set forth in this Scope of Work. The existing fire pumps are at their life expectancy and are not meeting the NFPA 150% nameplate rating. The design shall include the following at a minimum:
Survey of existing conditions, equipment and operation.
Evaluation of existing conditions.
Design and specification for complete replacement of existing diesel fire pump based on code requirements, future growth and calculations performed by a registered engineer.
Design and specification for complete replacement of existing electric pump based on code requirements, future growth and calculations performed by a registered engineer.
Design and specification of new suction line from reservoir to pumps.
Design and specification of new pump controllers.
Design and specification of fire pump tie ins with existing fire alarm system.
If budget permits, the following shall be included in the project:
Design and specification of networked based monitoring of fire pumps and controllers.
Annunciators locations to be determined.
Design and specification of refinishing the floor in fire pump room to match adjacent floor.