C--561-19-130 Improve Site IT

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
State: New Jersey
Level of Government: Federal
Category:
  • C - Architect and Engineering Services - Construction
Opps ID: NBD00159595609293200
Posted Date: Jan 9, 2019
Due Date: Feb 15, 2019
Solicitation No: 36C24219Q0155
Source: Members Only
Opportunity History
  • Original Synopsis
    Jan 09, 2019
    9:24 am
Solicitation Number :
36C24219Q0155
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Jan 09, 2019 9:24 am
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT PAY NOR REIMBURSE ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH RESPONDING TO THIS REQUEST. THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking a qualified Architect-Engineering (AE) firm to provide Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Technical Specifications, Construction Period Services, Site Visits, Cost Estimates, As-Built Documentation, and all other related information for Project 561-18-130 Improve Site IT. This Project will renovate information technology spaces at East Orange VA Medical Center, 385 Tremont Ave, East Orange, NJ 07018.

This requirement is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Applicable NAICS code is 541330 and small business size standard of $15 Million. Magnitude of Construction is between $2,000,000.00 and $5,000,000.00. This is a 100% Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set Aside. The anticipated award date of the proposed A-E Contract is on or before March 28, 2019. Potential contractors must be registered in SAM (www.sam.gov) and visible/certified in Vet Biz (www.vetbiz.gov) at time of submission of their qualifications in order to be considered for an award. As a prospective offeror or bidder for this Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set aside, you are verifying your company meets the status requirements of a SDVOSB concern as established by 38 CFR Part 74. NOTE - Offerors are referred to 48 CFR 852.219-10): Services (except construction) at least 50 percent of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service disabled veteran-owned small business concerns . In order to assure compliance with this clause, all firms submitting a SF 330 for this Sources Sought Notice are required to indicate what percentage of the cost of contract performance will be expended by the concerns employees and in which discipline(s) and percentage of cost of contract performance to be expended (and in what disciplines) by any other subcontracted or otherwise used small or large business entity(s). Any subcontracted or otherwise business entity(s) used must be identified by name, office location and size/type of business (i.e. SDVOSB, VOSB, 8(a), large, etc).

SCOPE OF SERVICE REQUIRED

1. Contract Title:

Furnish professional A/E services to survey and assess current telephone and data infrastructure, security and climate control and Design for project 561-18-130 based on assessment and improve site IT at the VA NJ Health Care System, East Orange, NJ.

2. Background:

The New Jersey Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System s current data network is comprised of a physical topology built on fiber optics. This fiber structure creates the back-bone of the data network and as such warrants preventive maintenance to secure the reliability of the data network. The premise fiber is aging and will inherently weaken due to micro cracks, stress, micro bending, and moisture. This network of fiber optics supports critical VA applications and thereby requires periodic inspections, verification, and re-certification using industry standards and practices. The ultimate objective is to ensure acceptable fiber-optic performance and conditioning. The goal is to foster preventive maintenance at the East Orange Medical Center.

3. Scope:

The A/E shall perform a complete survey & evaluation to the existing conditions and provide recommendation to the VA for approval, upon approval the A/E will develop and prepare complete construction document package with bid alternatives that can be readily identified and listed in the procurement documents. The A/E shall provide construction period services and post-construction services for the project.

4. Specific Tasks:

The A/E contract shall be for a complete construction package including preliminary drawings, contract drawings, contract specifications, and a detailed cost estimate to evaluate and design the following at the East Orange NJ campus;

Field verify as-built drawings and correct, modify, and update to reflect current existing conditions.

Visit and asses approximately 45 IT closets to include but not limited to the main server room. Sketches 1-3 identify (VAEO Site Layout, Telephone and Data closet locations, and Server room/HVAC system location).

Assess current conditions of internal fiber optic cables entering main bldg. and routing throughout the main and outer buildings and design replacement based on testing results.

Asses current HVAC systems providing cooling to the server room and associated equipment and replace/upgrade and provide redundancy based on equipment capacity, heat loads and VA criteria.

Asses current security system and report any deficiencies/vulnerabilities and design upgraded security system to meet VA criteria.

Asses current wet sprinkler system in the server rooms and assess vulnerability versus dry system. Upgrade to meet VA criteria based on assessment.

B. The A/E shall examine these existing conditions and make recommendations of proposed changes within the allowed construction budget of $3.5M to the VA. Upon approval, the A/E shall design all necessary construction and renovation as intended which will be in compliance with the VA specific requirements and all applicable current codes.

C. All contract drawings shall be prepared on CD/ AutoCad Release 2016 and delivered to the VA Medical Center, East Orange, New Jersey.

D. The A/E will provide the Chief of Facility Management Service, complete specifications and working drawings as further described in the contract. In each drawing System International Metric units shall only be used for markings, measurements, and dimensions.

E. The A/E will develop and prepare the construction document package with bid alternatives that can be readily identified and listed in the procurement documents.

F. The A/E will Retain and provide (VPIH/CIH) consultant Monitoring services if applicable on behalf of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for all abatements that will take place during construction period services. Have subcontracted firm supply state mandated/required sample readings as well as a certified final report. The Subcontractor shall perform all requirements as specified on VA specification sections (02 82 13.19 27, 2.3.2 SCOPE OF SERVICES OF THE VPIH/CIH CONSULTANT) (02 82 11-30, 2.3.2 SCOPE OF SERVICES OF THE VPIH/CIH CONSULTANT) (02 82 13.13-27, 2.3.2 SCOPE OF SERVICES OF THE VPIH/CIH CONSULTANT)

G. The A/E shall provide competent design and construction period services utilizing those adequately knowledgeable of the various subordinate design disciplines including but not limited to the engineering of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and special systems as required by the project.

LOCATION

East Orange VA Medical Center

COST RANGE

Estimated Construction Cost Range: Between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000.

TYPE OF CONTRACT CONTEMPLATED

The Department of Veterans Affairs is contemplating awarding a firm fixed price contract.

ESTIMATED START AND COMPLETION DATES

The Department of Veterans Affairs requires design and contract support services. The estimated start and end dates for the design and start and end dates for the construction are as follows:

ITEM DATE

Receive Notice to Proceed from (NTP) TBD

Deliver 100% Schematic Review Material 30 calendar days from NTP

Review 100% Schematic Review Material 37 calendar days from NTP

Deliver 65% Construction Document Review Material 97 calendar days from NTP

Review 65% Construction Document Review Material 104 calendar days from NTP

Deliver 95% Construction Document Review Material 143 calendar days from NTP

Review 95% Construction Document Review Material 150 calendar days from NTP

Deliver 100% Final Bid Documents 180 calendar days from NTP

The A/E shall perform the work required within the limits of the following schedule. Professional architects, engineers and related design disciplines familiar with the work shall be provided, as directed by the Contracting Officer, to attend the VA reviews.

Construction:

Number of calendar days to complete construction is to be determined by the AE firm after the design is complete.

SELECTION CRITERIA/DESCRIPTIONS

The selection criteria descriptions are provided below.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE OF REQUIRED SERVICES.

Provide brief resumes of proposed team members who will specifically serve as the Project Managers and Designers of Record. The Designers of Record shall perform and direct the design within their respective discipline and shall sign and seal the drawings. All Designers of Record must be professionally registered in their discipline. Each resume shall include a minimum of two (2) specific completed projects that best illustrate the individual team members experience relevant to this contract scope;

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE

Specialized experience and technical competence required for this specific project, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials.

CAPACITY

This factor evaluates the ability of the firm, given their current projected workload and the availability of their key personnel, to accomplish the possible myriad of design projects in the required time.

The general workload and staffing capacity of the design office will be evaluated.

List current projects with a design fee of greater than $20,000 being designed in the firms office.

Indicate the firms present workload and the availability

of the project team (including sub-consultants) for the specified contract performance period;

Describe experience in successfully delivering projects per

performance schedule, providing timely construction support, and successfully completing multiple projects with similar delivery dates

PAST PERFORMANCE: VISN2 will evaluate past performance on recent and relevant contracts with government agencies (emphasis on VA work) and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, compliance with performance schedules and a record of significant claims against the firm due to improper or incomplete engineering services (references required).

Recent is defined as performance occurring within 5 years of the date of this Sources Sought, except that ongoing projects must have begun no less than one (1) year prior to the issuance of this Sources Sought.

Relevancy is defined as performance of work on projects that are similar in scope to the types of projects anticipated under the resultant contracts.

Respondents with no previous past performance shall state this when addressing the selection criteria. Where there is no record of past performance, the proposal will be evaluated neither favorably nor unfavorably. Superior performance ratings on relevant projects may be considered more favorably in the evaluation.

Submission Requirements:

Submit a minimal of three (3) references; any of the following evaluations are acceptable:

Contractor Performance Assessment Report System (CPARS), or

Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) evaluation for each project submitted under Criterion 2.

If a completed CPARS evaluation is available, it shall be submitted with the completed SF330 package. If there is not a completed CPARS evaluation, the PPQ included with this notice is provided for the Offeror or its team members to submit for each project included in criterion (2). If a PPQ is submitted, but an official CPARS evaluation is found for that project in government databases, the official evaluation will take precedence. If a CPARS evaluation is not available, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for each contract customer/reference. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF330. If the A-E is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a contract customer/reference for a project before the response date set forth in this notice, the A-E should complete and submit with their response the first page of the PPQ (Attachment #1), including contract and point of contact information for the respective projects.

A-Es should follow-up with references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. At the reference s request, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Governments point of contact, Attn: Victoria Clark, via email at victoria.clark6@va.gov, prior to the response date. A-Es shall not incorporate by references into their response CPARS or PPQ evaluations previously submitted in response to other A-E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Submitted CPARS and PPQ evaluations will not be counted as part of the 30 page limitation and shall be attached to the SF330, behind the SF330 Part II document

LOCATION

The A/E Firm proximity to the East Orange VA Medical Center, 385 Tremont Ave., East Orange, NJ 07018 is an evaluation criteria

This distance is determined according to http://maps.google.com/

This factor evaluates the distance the AE firm's design office or offices lies from the location of work. Please provide the address(es) and distance of your closest office to the address listed below.

(6) Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, General Management, and cooperativeness.

(7) Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services.

(8) Specific Experience and Qualifications of personnel proposed assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team.

PLEASE NOTE: The AE Evaluation Board must be provided with complete and accurate information for ALL eight (8) evaluation factors above in order to rank as qualified and eligible firms. Therefore, the AE firm must expand upon, as it deems necessary, on any evaluation factor not well demonstrated or addressed with Part 1A to Part IG and Part II of the SF330. The AE firm shall use Part IH and/or use additional sheets to supplement/address all evaluation factors to clearly demonstrate its qualifications.

SUBMISSIONS THAT FAIL TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED "UNRESPONSIVE"

LIMITATIONS

VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, Service Disabled Veteran-owned small business concern (1) Means a small business concern (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) Veteran is defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from veteran-owned small business concerns. All service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses are also determined to be veteran owned small businesses if they meet the criteria identified in paragraph (a)(1) of this section. Offers received from concerns that are not veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A veteran-owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern s employees or the employees of other eligible veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern s employees or the employees of other eligible veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a veteran-owned small business concern if: (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation; and (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b), except that the principal company may be a veteran-owned small business concern or a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (e) Any veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Qualified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business firms are required to submit two (2) hard copies of the SF 330 (which can be downloaded from www.gsa.gov/forms ) and one (1) Compact Disc (CD) which contains digital copies of the SF 330. All packages shall be submitted no later than 3:00PM EST February 15, 2019 including Past Performance (CPARS) evaluations or Questionnaires (attachment 1). All submittals must be sent to the attention of:

Mail (1) CD to:

Victoria Clark-Contract Specialist

RE: 561-18-130 Improve Site IT

400 Fort Hill Ave

Building 34, Room 146

Canandaigua, NY 14424

Mail (2) Hard Copies to:

Jason Negron Project Engineer

RE: 561-18-130 Improve Site IT

385 Tremont Ave.

East Orange, NJ 07018

____________________________________

The submission must include an insert detailing the following information:

1. Dun & Bradstreet Number;

2. Tax ID Number;

3. The e-mail address and phone number of the Primary Point of Contact and;

4. A copy of the firms CVE verification

The Contracting Officer is not responsible for not receiving submissions due to the offeror misaddressing the package or illegibility of the information. NOTE: Any request for assistance with submission or other procedural matters shall be submitted via email only to victoria.clark6@va.gov telephone inquiries will not be honored.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT PAY NOR REIMBURSE ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH RESPONDING TO THIS REQUEST. THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
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Posted Date:
January 9, 2019
Description: 36C24219Q0155 36C24219Q0155.docx
Description: 36C24219Q0155 ATTACHMENT 1 - PPQs.pdf
Additional Info :
Contracting Office Address :
Victoria Clark;Department of Veterans Affairs;400 Fort Hill Ave.;Canandaigua NY 14424
Place of Performance :
VA NJ Healthcare System;East Orange Campus;385 Tremont Ave.;East Orange, NJ 07018
07018
US
Point of Contact(s) :
Victoria Clark
585-393-8228
victoria.clark6@va.gov

Contract Specialist
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General Information
Notice Type:
Sources Sought
Posted Date:
January 9, 2019
Response Date:
February 15, 2019
Archiving Policy:
Automatic, on specified date
Archive Date:
May 16, 2019
Original Set Aside:
N/A
Set Aside:
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
Classification Code:
C -- Architect and engineering services
NAICS Code:
541 -- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services/541330 -- Engineering Services

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