|Agency:||Department of the Air Force|
|Type of Government:||Federal|
|Posted Date:||Jun 18, 2019|
|Due Date:||Jun 19, 2019|
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Request for Information #2 Regarding Architect-Engineer Services for Air Force Construction Program
The Air Force is considering a suite of Architect-Engineer (A-E) contracts valued at approximately $1.5B with an ordering period between 5-10 years. These A-E services will primarily be utilized to support a multi-billion dollar construction program over the next several years. This construction program is predominately made up of Military Construction (MILCON), Facilities, Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization (FSRM), and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) construction projects that will be executed by various agents including the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and Base contracting. The anticipated NAICS code for this procurement is 541330 and the small business size standard is $15M. The purpose of issuing this notice is to conduct Market Research to gain knowledge of interest, capabilities and qualifications of various members of industry as well as gain information that will be considered by the Air Force as it develops an acquisition strategy. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this sources sought synopsis or any follow-up information requested. DO NOT SUBMIT PROPRIETARY AND/OR BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL DATA.
This suite of contracts is expected to replace the current suite of A-E contracts for design and construction oversight entitled AE13DCS. The A-E services capabilities will generally remain the same (the general scope of the AE13DCS suite is listed below). However, depending on the results of market research, the Air Force may consider awarding one or more single or multiple IDIQ contracts for multi-disciplinary or single-disciplinary A-E efforts. Furthermore, this market research will aid in determining the geographical boundaries for each IDIQ contract (which may differ than the current AE13DCS Suite of contracts).
The Air Force is considering a strategy based on distinct "pools" defined by specialized work elements as defined below:
"Facilities Pool" includes (where the preponderance of work includes): Design for new facilities, including additions, or facility sustainment, repair, modernization and demolition activities. The projects may include alterations or additions to pavement or physical building access, including but not limited to parking, fencing, sidewalks, access roads, driveways, or ammunition and explosives storage magazines. Design will include landside airfield facilities such as hangars and air traffic control towers. Incidental repair of airfield pavement associated with the facility work may be required, but major airfield pavement scope is generally not included. Scope of work may include landscaping and utilities repair, demolition, or modernization, as needed to provide a complete and useable facility. Performance of work included in this pool includes all work described under Other A-E services including studies, investigations, programming and planning services, and Housing support. Work includes performing Title II services for construction work associated with this Facilities pool design scope of work.
"General Infrastructure Pool" includes work associated with (where the preponderance of work includes): Conveyance of utilities within the installation or project site, typically servicing more than one facility. Primary work objectives typically exclude facilities alterations, sustainment, repair, or modernization, except where incidental facility alteration or construction is necessary to accomplish conveyance of the utilities. Types of utilities may include water treatment and distribution, storm water systems, sanitary wastewater collection and treatment, medium and high voltage electrical distribution, natural gas main distribution, petroleum fuel facilities, heating and cooling plants and distribution, steam distribution, communications network distribution, or chilled water distribution, roads and other pavements, utilidors, antiterrorism features, landscaping, water storage dams, retaining walls, fencing, barriers, railroads, bridges, waterfront facilities, and sidewalks. Work may include the construction, repair, or alteration of facilities or airfield infrastructure works not associated with General Infrastructure work, such as but not limited to utility connections to facilities or patching of airfield pavement utility cuts. Performance of work included in this pool includes all studies and investigations work described under Other A-E services, as necessary to perform the work associated with this pool, including but not limited to topographic surveys, utilities capacity surveys, geotechnical investigations, NEPA documentation preparation, and environmental impact studies. Other A-E planning and programming services must be performed only where relevant to the General Infrastructure scope of work. Work includes performing Title II services for construction work associated with this General Infrastructure pool design scope of work.
"Airfield Infrastructure Pool" includes work associated with (where the preponderance of work includes): Runways, overruns, rotary-wing runways, helipads, landing lanes, taxiways, aprons, landing zones, communications infrastructure, storm water systems, visual air navigation facilities, fencing and access control, airfield lighting, aircraft arresting systems, and ancillary facilities such as airfield lighting vaults and equipment shelters. Pavement types include Concrete and Asphalt. Performance of work included in this pool includes all studies and investigations described under Other A-E services, as necessary to perform the work associated with this pool, including but not limited to topographic surveys, utilities capacity surveys, geotechnical investigations, NEPA documentation preparation, and environmental impact studies. Other A-E planning and programming services must be performed only where relevant to the Airfield Infrastructure scope of work, including but not limited to airfield planning. Work includes performing Title II services for construction work associated with this Airfield Infrastructure pool design scope of work.
(NOTE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT FOR POOL SCENARIO CHARTS)
Using the Pool definitions above, the Air Force is considering the following contract scenarios:
QUESTIONS FOR INDUSTRY:
•1. Please include the following with your response:
•a. Name and address of firm
•b. Point of contact and telephone number
•c. Business Size
•d. What is your company's primary NAICS of operation?
•e. Cage Code and/or Duns numbers
•2. If you are a Small Business, please indicate all of the socioeconomic programs for which you qualify. Programs include:
•a. 8(a) Program, Small Disadvantaged Business
•b. Woman Owned Small Business
•d. Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
•3. What is the maximum capacity of work your firm can reasonably manage while assuring effective program/project implementation and maintaining quality products - assume an average task order size of $500k:
•a. In task orders per year?
•b. In dollars per year? (assuming TO size of $500k)
•4. Please provide feedback regarding your preference for Scenario 1 vs. 2 vs. 3 vs. 4 (shown in the charts above).
•a. Which pool(s) for each Scenario presented above would your firm be interested in competing for?
•b. From your perspective, why would one scenario be more beneficial over the other?
•c. Under each scenario please provide your thoughts on the number of teaming partners that you believe would be required with supporting rationale.
•d. Do you have other suggested scenarios and why.
•5. The Air Force is considering a 5-10 year ordering period for this suite of contracts.
•a. Understanding there is uncertainty associated with projecting labor rates this far into the future, would an ordering period of 10 years increase or decrease your interest in this opportunity and why?
•b. What could be done to increase your interest in a longer ordering period - for example negotiate rates at 5 year intervals (years 1-5 are negotiated initially and years 6-10 are negotiated at a later time)?
•6. Which geographic COCOMs have you performed work? Did you perform this work as the Prime or as a Subcontractor?
•7. The Air Force is considering the proposed evaluation criteria described below.
•a. Please provide any feedback or improvements that can be made to draft evaluation criteria described and why.
•b. The Air Force is considering evaluating "Capacity to Accomplish the Work" and "Knowledge of the Locality" ONLY at the Task Order level for each requirement (in lieu of submitting Capacity to Accomplish the Work and Knowledge of the Locality information on SF330's). Please provide your feedback on this approach.
PROPOSED EVALUATION CRITERIA
NOTE: PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT FOR THE REMAINDER OF INFORMATION
772 ESS intends to issue the synopsis for this A-E Services requirement for Design and Construction Support for Construction Program. This will be posted on a separate FedBizOpps (FBO) notice Number: FA8903-19-R-0097. The synopsis is expected to be posted in FBO no less than 5 business days from today. The synopsis will be issued on FBO for a minimum of forty-five (45) calendar days to request qualifications (SF330s) from interested firms. The synopsis will contain relevant information about the proposed action, to include an abbreviated statement of work, sub-contracting goals, and evaluation criteria tailored from the requirements of FAR 36.602-1(a).
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