Water Tower Repair

Agency: International Boundary and Water Commission
State: Texas
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 45 - Plumbing, Heating, and Sanitation Equipment
NAICS Category:
  • 237110 - Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Set Aside: Total Small Business
Posted Date: Oct 10, 2017
Due Date: Sep 26, 2017
Solicitation No: 73093201160
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Notice Type :
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation / Cancelled
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 02, 2017 10:47 am Modified: Sep 18, 2017 5:55 pm Track Changes
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

The solicitation number is 73093201160 and this solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ).

The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-95.

This solicitation is Small Business Set Aside. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 237110 - Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction.
The US International Boundary & Water Commission is requesting Water Tower Repair as per documents attached.

Refer to attached Scope of Work and other documentation to include dates and places of delivery, acceptance and FOB point.
The FOB Destination shall be the Amistad/Del Rio Field Office.

Offerors are highly encouraged to attend a site visit prior to submission of an Offeror's quote. A site visit may be arranged with Ms. Rosie Montes via emial ONLY at Rosalba.montes@ibwc.gov with a copy to me. Site visit shall be arranged by Sept. 8, 2017.

Offer Due Date/Local Time: September 26, 2017, 3:00 PM MST

Q&A will be accepted by NLT September 20, 2017 at 3p via email ONLY to angelica.baca@ibwc.gov
Questions received from Offerors after this date will not be responded to.

The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible Offeror based on Lowest Price Technically Acceptable.

Please offer best pricing with initial discounts.

DUNS number shall be included with your quote.
TIN number shall be included with hour quote.

The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, applies to this acquisition and any addenda.

Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, with their offer. This may also be completed online at SAM.gov.

The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and any addenda.

The clause at 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference

The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition. Depending on the dollar amount of the awarded contract, inapplicable clauses may be removed prior to award.

The following additional clauses/provisions are applicable to this requirement. They have same full force and effect as if provided in full text.
FAR 52.228-5 Insurance - Work on a Government Installation - Before commencion work under this contract, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing that the required insurance has been obtained.

FAR 52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (Apr 1984) Compensation and Liability Insurance.

Any questions shall be sent via email ONLY to angelica.baca@ibwc.gov . Offers are due by September 26, 2017 NLT 3PM MST. Please include your DUNS number with your offer. Faxes will NOT be accepted.

Statement of Work (SOW)
Wage Determination
Clause: Compensation and Liability Insurance - IBWC
Modification 001 9-18-17

Extension to close solicitation on 9/26/17 by 3p MST
Q&As will be accepted by 9/20/17.

Added: Sep 22, 2017 3:56 pm

Responses to Vendors' Question received

On Thursday Sept 21 st , 2017

Question: Under scope of work, bid package B. In subsection L):

This item refers to the cleaning of the 4 valves under the vault underneath the tank. Does this refer only to external cleaning or also internal?

Please keep in mind that an internal cleaning of the valves will require full draining of the water system, possibly resulting in extended down time of the system even if a temporary tank is installed.

Answer: Valves are to be removed, cleaned, serviced and reinstalled. The work is intended to follow the installation of the new tank.

Question: Will there be drawings/blueprint provided for the hydraulic system that will be worked on? If so, will they be added with adequate time before bid due date to help provide accurate bids?

Answer: No. There are no other drawings available. However:

?1 The posted documents include a page showing the site plan of the water tower, well house and interconnecting pipes; and

?2. The whole area is flat and is limited to what is shown in the site plan; six houses plus offices.

Question: For bidding on package B, is contractor assuming that the auxiliary tank will already be installed? Or should the contractor provide a temporary water storage and supply system to minimize downtime?

Answer: The new tank shall be installed and commissioned before site work on package B. The Contractor is NOT responsible for providing a temporary system

Question: For package A, is the USIBWC open to suggestions for equivalent water storage systems that may be more efficient and cost effective other that a "pressurized water vessel"? If so what would be the constrains or standards for it?

Answer: No. USIBWC is not interested in any alternative proposals.

Question: Does the USIBWC have a determined water consumption that needs to be supplied by the new system in package A, or is this parameter responsibility of the contractor to determine?

Answer: The new 10,000 tank will meet the water consumption. Determining water consumption is NOT the contractor's responsibility.

Question: For package B, does the cleaning of the inside of the tank includes resurfacing and painting (food grade)?

Answer: YES.

Question: For the period of performance, are the performance periods stackable, in case both bids are awarded to the same contractor?

Answer: Yes. Even if the two packages are awarded to two different contractors, package B may not commence site activities until package A is completed.

Question: With there being no capacity for additional electrical on the well house, are we to upgrade the electrical to provide enough room for the storage tank and safeguards?

Answer: No. The contractor shall communicate ASAP to USIBWC the required upgrade to the electrical system. USIBWC shall get the upgrade executed through the utility company.

Question: Are we to add a Cathodic Protection System with associated anodes to the existing water tower?

Answer: YES.

Added: Oct 09, 2017 9:38 pm
Solicitation was canceled. Quotes received were not withing the agency's IGE.
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Clause Compensation and Liability
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Clause Compensation and Liability
Posted Date:
September 2, 2017
CLAUSE_Compensation_and_Liability_Insurance_-IBWC.pd... (22.12 Kb)
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Description: Clause Compensation and Liability
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Posted Date:
September 2, 2017
Drawings.pdf (6,080.52 Kb)
Description: Drawings
Scope of Work
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Scope of Work
Posted Date:
September 2, 2017
Description: Scope of Work
Wage Determination
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Wage Determination
Posted Date:
September 2, 2017
Description: Wage Determination
Contracting Office Address :
4171 North Mesa, Suite C-100
El Paso, Texas 79902
United States
Place of Performance :
US IBWC Amistad/Del Rio Field Office, 670 Texas Spur 349
Del Rio, Texas 78840
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Angelica Baca,
Purchasing Agent

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