Infrastructure Materials Laboratories (IML) Support Services

Agency: TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF
State: Virginia
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • A - Research and development
NAICS Category:
  • 541715 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
Set Aside: Total Small Business Set-Aside (FAR 19.5)
Posted Date: Feb 25, 2022
Due Date:
Solicitation No: 693JJ322R000003
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693JJ322R000003
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693JJ3-21-SS-0006
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General Information View Changes
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Presolicitation (Updated)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-05:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
  • Updated Published Date: Feb 24, 2022 06:58 pm EST
  • Original Published Date: Feb 14, 2022 05:13 pm EST
  • Updated Response Date:
  • Original Response Date:
  • Inactive Policy: Manual
  • Updated Inactive Date: Aug 25, 2022
  • Original Inactive Date: Aug 25, 2022
  • Initiative:
    • None
Classification
  • Original Set Aside: Total Small Business Set-Aside (FAR 19.5)
  • Product Service Code: AS12 - Transportation R&D Services; Surface transportation, public transit, and rail; Applied Research
  • NAICS Code: 541715 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
  • Place of Performance:
    McLean , VA 22101
    USA
Description View Changes

**UPDATE**02/24/2022



*Attached is the draft RFP and certain attachments.



You are invited to review and comment on the attached draft documents.



The Government would like to call your attention to Sections C, L, and M.



This Draft RFP does not commit the Government to pay any proposal preparation costs, nor does it obligate any requirement to solicit or contract for these services. This request should not be construed as authorization to proceed with, or be paid for, charges incurred by performing any of the work called for in this draft solicitation.



Please email james.mikell@dot.gov with any comments on these draft documents. Thank you.*



This is NOT a Request for Proposals (RFP). This is a Pre-Solicitation notice (synopsis) for a competitive procurement. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has a requirement entitled, “Infrastructure Materials Laboratories (IML) Support Services.” The Contractor(s) shall conduct advanced IML operations research and development projects and tasks in support of the FHWA mission and activities, as needed on a Task Order basis. Infrastructure Materials Research laboratories are located at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC). Additional information on the supported labs can be found at https://highways.dot.gov/research/turner-fairbank-highway-research-center/laboratories/laboratories-overview#Infrastructure-Labs.



The Government anticipates multiple, Indefinite Delivery Indefinity Quantity (IDIQ) contracts to be awarded for these Research & Development services with an anticipated ordering period of 60 months. The NAICS code is 541715- Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology). Task Orders will be Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), Firm-Fixed Price (FFP), or a hybrid of both.



THE SOLICITATION WILL BE OFFERED AS A SMALL BUSINESS SET ASIDE.



The solicitation will be available electronically March 2022. and may be accessed through Contract Opportunities at www.sam.gov. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the aforementioned site for the release of the solicitation and any amendments.



BACKGROUND:



FHWA Office of Infrastructure Research & Development (HRDI) conducts and oversees research and development programs and projects that address critical highway infrastructure needs and priorities of national importance. Studies focus on the design, materials, construction, operation, and preservation of highway pavements, bridges, culverts, tunnels, and other structures. In addition, HRDI provides expert technical assistance to other FHWA offices, other Federal agencies, State and local transportation organizations, industry, and academia.



Through an integrated and interdisciplinary research approach, HRDI provides state–of–the–art knowledge and tools with the goal of improving the safety, performance, and cost effectiveness of the Nation’s highway infrastructure, while minimizing the impacts that highway construction, operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation may have on the environment. Across the highway infrastructure spectrum, the contributions of stakeholders in the development and execution of multiple year research and development plans and roadmaps are key to the success of the office.



OBJECTIVE:



The objective of this requirement is to provide non-personal research and technical support for Infrastructure Materials Research Programs at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center



The contractor shall provide the overall management and operation in support of the requirement. Overall management and operation of IMLs shall include, but is not limited to, the following actions:




  • General lab support

  • Daily operation and maintenance of laboratory test equipment;

  • Specimen preparation and logging;

  • Materials testing and evaluation;

  • Data acquisition and storage;

  • Data scrutiny;

  • Data analysis; and

  • Documentation including reporting of findings, analysis, and recommendations.



The contractor shall be required to provide overall management and oversight of IMLs as well as provide the required personnel to do so. IMLs at TFHRC include the following laboratories:




  • Asphalt Binder and Bituminous Mixtures Laboratories (ABML)

  • Pavement Test Facility (PTF)

  • Chemistry Laboratories (CHEM)

  • Coatings and Corrosion Laboratories (CCL)

  • Aggregates and Petrographic Laboratories (APL)

  • Concrete Laboratories (CONC)



This opportunity is a follow-on or recompete of the following contract(s):




  1. DTFH6117D00017, awarded 09/28/2017 to SES GROUP & ASSOCIATES, LLC



There is no further information to be shared at this time.


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  • FHWA 1200 NEW JERSEY AVE, SE
  • WASHINGTON , DC 20590
  • USA
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Feb 15, 2022[Presolicitation (Updated)] Infrastructure Materials Laboratories (IML) Support Services
Apr 14, 2022[Presolicitation (Updated)] Infrastructure Materials Laboratories (IML) Support Services
Jun 17, 2022[Solicitation (Original)] Infrastructure Materials Laboratories (IML) Support Services
Jun 23, 2022[Solicitation (Updated)] Infrastructure Materials Laboratories (IML) Support Services

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