Agency: Department of Labor
State: Mississippi
Level of Government: Federal
  • C - Architect and Engineering Services - Construction
Opps ID: NBD00159387331630562
Posted Date: Oct 8, 2017
Due Date: Oct 30, 2017
Solicitation No: 1630DC-18-N-00001
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Oct 06, 2017 5:24 pm

THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE ONLY. In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 10.002(b)(2)(i) this notice is issued for the purpose of market research. Market research is being conducted to determine if there are potential SMALL BUSINESSES with the capabilities and experience to perform the required work. THIS NOTICE IS NOT TO BE MISCONSTRUED AS AN INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB). The information received will be used to determine whether to issue the proposed solicitation as a competitive set-aside or full and open competition (unrestricted). The extent of the work will be described in the solicitation which will follow at a later date.


The U.S. Department of Labor seeks firms that may have certifications under Programs under Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 19; i.e. 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB, etc.

The work consist of design and construction administration (CA) services for the multi-phase construction of four new buildings with historic preserviation requirements, as stipulated by execution of recent Memorandum of Agreemtn between the U.S. Department of Labor, The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and the City of Gulfport. There are substantial public interface, presentation, and outreach requirements for the project for which the Architect/Engineer team will be primarily responsible. Two of the four buildings will need to be integrated into the design of the two new buildinggs. The facades to be retained will be required to be temporarily supported once the remainder of the buildings of which they are currently part are demolished. Due to the size of the new building footprints required to satisfy building program requirements, it is anticipated that geotechnical testing and a full replacement of existing on-site utilities and surface features will be required. The design will also need to be phased for construction into a least two distinct phases due to the need to keep the existing operating Job Corps Center functioning. Design services may include site adaptation, code compliance update, and minor revisions for historic preservation architectural features for the prior designs of two of the four buildings for which facade retention is not an issue, and entirely new designs for the two buildings which will be interated with the facades to be retained. All four buildings will be located on approximately five acres. Federal mandates affecting energy usage and storm water management will also be applied to the project, among others. The site is a leased site, and performance of a design which results in a local building permit will be required, as coordinated through the Citys Building Department during the course of design. Also included in the design services is the testing required to evaluate the condition and design proper bracing of the existing facades, as well as inclusion of hazardous and other material abatement in the project specifications. Estimate Value of the construction to be designed is over $10,000,000.

Qualification Factors

1. Previous projects of similar scope and value

  1. A/E has provided design and CA services on three or more major historic preservation projects with a $5M or greater constructed value range within the last five years.

  2. A/E has provided design and CA services for educational campus design projects in the last five years in various areas of the Country.

  3. A/E has provided both design and CA services on at least one project requiring significant public outreach efforts required by either historic preservation requirements or agreements resulting from Section 106 consultations.

Provide previous project examples which shall include the location of the project (City, State), the project owner, a brief and concise description of the project scope, specialty design consultants employed, a comparison of the construction budget versus construction award value, the final contract amount, and a brief and concise description of the CA services provided.

2. Specialized Experience of Assigned Project Personnel: Previous project experience similar to this projects scope; historic preservation expertise; structural engineering experience with sensitive renovations; Project tools and software.

3. Qualifications of Assigned Project Personnel : Design capability; Project Management skills; construction administration expertise.

4. Capacity to Perform Work in the Required Time : Qualifications/experience of Project Manager; caliber of Project Team members; adequate staff size.

5. Project Location

A/E has completed three or more design and CA services projects in the region of the Country where the project is located in the last five years which indicate familiarity with state and local codes, environmental conditions, economic conditions, and experience/qualifications of local design consultants.

Firms that are interested in responding to this Notice should submit the minimum information necessary for the Government to make a determination that the source is capable of satisfying the requirements. The response must be specific to each of the criteria listed above to demonstrate that the respondent is capable. The submissions shall not exceed 10 pages. RESPONSES ARE DUE ON OCTOBER 30, 2017, BY 3:00 PM EST AND SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY via e-mail to Bryan Ramso, Contract Specialist, U,S Department of Labor/ETA/OCM, Division of Job Corps Procurement ramso.bryan@dol.gov . Acknowledgement of receipt of responses will not be made nor will respondents be notified of on the results of the Government's evaluation of the information received. A determination to proceed with the acquisition is at the discretion of the Government. Please be advised that telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Please do not send hard copies.

Other Information

A prospective offeror that is interested in obtaining a contract award with theGovernment must be registered in the Federal Government's System for Award Management (SAM) database. Additional information regarding contract registration can be obtained through the following website, www.sam.gov .

Acknowledgment of receipt of responses will not be made nor will respondents be notified of the Government's evaluation of the information received. A determination by the Government to proceed with the acquisition is within the discretion of the Government. Please be advised that telephone inquiries will not be accepted. NOTE THIS INFORMATION IS FOR MARKETING PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL.

Contracting Office Address :
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20210
United States
Place of Performance :
Gulfport Job Corps Center
3300 20th Street

Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Bryan N. Ramso
Phone: 2026933918


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