Construction Services for the Nix Federal Building Re?Design Project in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

State: Pennsylvania
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • Y - Construction of Structures and Facilities
  • Z - Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property
NAICS Category:
  • 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Posted Date: Dec 5, 2019
Due Date: Dec 23, 2019
Solicitation No: 20191204Nix
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Construction Services for the Nix Federal Building Re‐Design Project in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contract Opportunity
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General Information
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Sources Sought (Original)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-05:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
  • Original Published Date: Dec 04, 2019 11:31 am EST
  • Original Response Date: Dec 23, 2019 04:00 pm EST
  • Inactive Policy: Manual
  • Original Inactive Date: Dec 04, 2020
  • Initiative:
    • None
  • Original Set Aside: Total Small Business Set-Aside (FAR 19.5)
  • Product Service Code:
  • NAICS Code: 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
  • Place of Performance:
    Philadelphia , PA 19107

Construction Services for the Nix Federal Building Re‐Design Project in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This is a Sources Sought Notice and is for informational purposes only. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR
PROPOSALS, QUOTATIONS, OR BIDS. Per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.201(e), responses to
this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract.
Responses do not affect a potential offeror's ability to respond to any future synopsis/solicitation. The
Government will not provide reimbursement for any information that may be submitted in response to
this notice. Respondents are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this
notice. This notice is a market survey being conducted solely to determine whether there are adequate
Small Business contractors for the following proposed procurement.

The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), Region 3, has identified a need
for Construction Services for a Project at the Nix Federal Building (Nix Building) located at 900 Market
St., in Philadelphia, PA. The completed design will include the renovation of approximately 47K SF of
historic former Post Office space on the 1st Floor and mezzanine space of the Nix Building.
The Nix building was constructed in 1937 and is a masonry office building situated in the central
business district of Philadelphia. It is 6 stories above grade and one story below grade. It is listed on the
National Register for Historic Structures and is Art modern / Art Deco style. The building is mixed use,
functioning as a courthouse, office and postal facility and houses approximately 16 tenants. The primary
tenants include the US Bankruptcy Courts, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the US
District Courts, and the Executive Office of Immigration Review. The last major renovation was in the
mid 1990's. The building is in good operating condition with minor repair and alteration deficiencies,
aside from the roof and chillers. The United States Post Office officially vacated the Nix Federal Building
as of October 2017. GSA will be renovating the vacated space and backfilling it with another federal

GSA has engaged an Architect Engineer (A/E) to design the project and a Construction Manager as Agent
(CMa) to assist the government in meeting its goals of scope, schedule, budget, and quality during the
design, procurement, construction, and closeout of the requirement. The project is at the 65% design
stage and the design is scheduled to be completed on March 20, 2020. Approximately 35% of the
construction work will be interior construction and finishes. Nearly 60% of the work will be MEP with the
vast majority of that work split between HVAC and Electrical. Historic preservation is a large component
of the renovation work. The contractor will be required to have the ability to successfully coordinate all
of the trade/subcontractor work and complete this project within the historic guidelines governing the

The current estimate for the construction work (at the 65% design phase) is $16.1M. The procurement
delivery method for the project is “Design, Bid, Build.” The NAICS code for the construction work is
236220 – “Commercial and Institutional Building Construction.”

In response to this Sources Sought notification, please provide responsive information and concise
answers to the following questions: Please limit your collective response to seven pages total.
Additional pages will not be considered. Responses must contain sufficient detail for the Government to
make an informed decision regarding your capabilities. Contractors are strongly encouraged to utilize
the attached form to this notice.

1. Provide a Capability Statement that shows the firm name and address, points of contact including
phone numbers and addresses, business type and evidences NAICS Code, SAM registrations and DUNs

2. Explain project specific examples listed in your materials of past efforts to demonstrate ability to
perform similar work to the requirement described in this notice;

3. Identify work that you are able to self‐perform or will subcontract to others. If work will be
subcontracted provide a list of key trade subcontractors that you have established relationships within
the place of performance.

4. Provide references that may be reached by the government to assess your performance on the
experience provided above. References provided shall include a Name, Position, Agency/Company, and
an up to date email address and/or phone number.

5. Provide evidence from your surety bond provider that you will be able to have performance and
payment bonds in the magnitude of this project at the time of award in mid‐2020.
This proposed procurement is anticipated to be set aside for small businesses under FAR 19.502‐2.
Contracts will be awarded to responsible offerors whose proposals offer the best overall value to the

Responses to this sources sought announcement will be used by the Government to make appropriate
acquisition decisions. All interested Small Business contractors are encouraged to submit responses.
Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to provide feedback to
respondents with respect to any information submitted. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or
sensitive information should be included in your response. After review of the information received, a
solicitation may be published in the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO). A determination by the
Government to proceed with the acquisition as a set‐aside is within the sole discretion of the
Contracting Officer.

Responses must be submitted by email in PDF format to Steven Sutkin at on or
before December 23, 2019 at 4:00PM, Eastern Time.

Contact Information
Contracting Office Address
Primary Point of Contact
Secondary Point of Contact

  • Dec 04, 2019 11:31 am ESTSources Sought (Original)

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