M2 Question and Answer

Agency: General Services Administration
State: Massachusetts
Level of Government: Federal
  • 99 - Miscellaneous
Opps ID: NBD00159113628297899
Posted Date: Oct 3, 2017
Due Date: Oct 13, 2017
Solicitation No: 6038585
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Synopsis :
Added: Aug 03, 2017 6:56 am
PRESOLICITATION NOTICE: General Services Administration (GSA) Boston Regional Office will be issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit for and award a Firm- Fixed Price Design-Build (DB) contract for Fire Sealing Penetrations at the John J. Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston, MA

The scope of this contract is to ensure the Courthouse is in compliance with the 2015 edition of the International Building Codes (IBC) Sections 714 & 715, the Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service (PBS) P-100, GSA fire stopping specification and Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) fire stopping specification.

The magnitude of this project is between $100,000.00 and $1,000,000.00 The NAICS code for this service is 238310 Drywall and Insulation Contractors. The Small Business Size standard is $15 MILLION.
Bid Guarantee will be required with bid.

Payment and Performance bonds will be required for the full amount (100%) of the awarded contract before the Notice to Proceed (NTP) can be issued.

The solicitation will be available on or about August 16, 2017. This solicitation is being issued as Unrestricted Full and Open.

This is a source selection procurement requiring both technical and price proposals. Contract award will be made to the offeror proposing the Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable (LPTA) proposal. This is an urgent requirement for GSA and no extensions will be grant.

To view or download the solicitation requires registration at the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website at http://www.fbo.gov. Downloads are available only through the FBO website. Any amendments will only be available from the FBO website. Offerors are responsible for checking the FBO website frequently for any update(s) to this Pre-Solicitation Announcement or amendments to the Solicitation. The website is occasionally inaccessible due to maintenance. The government is not responsible for any loss of internet connectivity or for an offerors inability to access the document at the referenced website.

Prior to bidding, prospective contractors shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award of a contract. SAM registration is available online at the SAM website at http://sam.gov/ Annual Representations and Certifications (by FAR 52.204-8 -Jan 2014) must be filled-in online at http://sam.gov/. The required Annual Form Vets-100 must also be filled-in online at https://vets100.dol.gov per FAR 52.222-37.

The point-of-contact for administrative for contractual questions is Erin McIntyre, email: erin.mcintyre@gsa.gov. Please provide all questions in writing and sent via email for a prompt response.

Added: Sep 15, 2017 3:13 pm
Please note that the site visit for the Moakley Fire Protection requirement will be held on 9/22/2017 promptly at 9:00am. Please contact Erin.McIntyre@gsa.gov in order to RSVP. Vendors who have not RSVP'd may not be allowed to attend the site visit.

Added: Oct 03, 2017 12:34 pm
Moakley Fire Stop Question and Answer

1. If the vendor runs into areas without first stopping what do they need to do?
A: Since the first step in this project is for winning contractor to do a complete survey and provide detailed design submittal for approval by DRI and GSA, the action taken would be to install fire stopping assembly as per the Approved design submittal.

2. Are there any requirements for containment of materials when drilling and completing construction?
A: This is explained in detail in the GSA master specifications in the google drive for this requirement.
If you have not already requested access to the Google drive please see the solicitation for instruction on how to get a GSA gmail account. Once you have received a GSA gmail account please submit the email address to Erin.McIntyre@gsa.gov to be added to the google drive. You will need to check your new email address for the google share link.

3. What work will be required to be completed during normal business hours and what work would be required to be completed after business hours?
A: if they're doing anything that is high noise or would physically interfere with tenant activities, it would need to be performed outside of normal working hours. If they're working in GSA-controlled spaces without high noise (eg, MEP areas), then they can work during the day without issue.

4. Is there perimeter containment included in this requirement?
I believe this was not included in the SOW.
A: Perimeter fire stop is mentioned in the solicitation in option E. Please see option E page 9. Option E:Shall include the perimeter Fire Barrier System between a rated floor and roof and an exterior wall assembly. See Appendix H depicting these locations.

5. What are the qualifications for this project?
Fire-stopping shall be installed by an FM 4991 Approved Firestop Contractor and/or UL Qualified Firestop Contractor. The installer shall issue to AHJ or Owner a Certificate of Conformance confirming that the work has been carried out in accordance with specifications.

6. Do I have to carry a third party destructive testing agent thorough the project?
A: No. between your DRI and GSA FPE, we hope to severely limit destructive testing of newly installed assemblies. Destructive entry into the space between the Moakley and The Daily Catch must be done to determine what needs to be done to return that separation to two hours.

7. Does perimeter fire stop include roof?
A: No we will be addressing roof perimeter fire stop at next roof replacement.

8. Are all these corridors rated?
A: Check drawings and realize that egress pathways where jurors egress should be smoke tight. A list of locations from the 2010 and 2016 surveys are now available but realize this is in no way an all-inclusive list.

9. Is fire tape required part of this project?
A: Yes

10. Is patching SFRM required?
A: Yes

11. Period of performance is only 365 days?
A: The project is broken up into different phases, if the final bit of work is funded on day 364, then that initiates a change in the date that work needs to be completed

Please consult the list of document viewers if you cannot open a file.
Pre-solicitation Notice
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Pre-solicitation Notice
Posted Date:
August 3, 2017
Description: Pre-solicitation Notice
Solicitation 1
Posted Date:
September 14, 2017
Description: This is the Solicitation for the Moakley Fire Sealing Penetration Requirement.
Amendment 1
Posted Date:
October 3, 2017
Contracting Office Address :
10 Causeway Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02222
United States
Place of Performance :
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Erin K. McIntyre,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 6175132418
Secondary Point of Contact :
Heather Simpson,
Contracting Officer

Related Document

Aug 4, 2017[Presolicitation] Moakley Fire Sealing Project
Sep 15, 2017[Solicitation] Moakley Fire Sealing Project
Sep 16, 2017[Solicitation] Mod 1
Nov 2, 2017[Award] M2 Question and Answer


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