Agency: Department of the Army
State: Louisiana
Level of Government: Federal
  • C - Architect and Engineering Services - Construction
Opps ID: NBD00159872247812807
Posted Date: Sep 16, 2019
Due Date: Oct 1, 2019
Solicitation No: W912P8-19-R-0022
Source: Members Only
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A-E Services - Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity IDIQ Contract for Soil Borings, Soil Testing, Concrete and Other Materials Testing, FLAC (Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua) for both 2D and 3D, HTRW (Hazardous Toxic Radioactive Waste) Phase I/II Remediation Assessments and Design, Corrosion Mitigation Design, Geotechnical Design Support Services, Environmental Investigative Services and Construction Quality Assurance within the limits of the New Orleans District and the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) or to issue task orders for work in support of other Districts along the Gulf Coast Region.

1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: No additional information shall be provided and no solicitation will be issued. The resulting contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required services. Interested firms shall respond by submitting a SF 330, listing their qualifications in accordance with the instructions below. This is not a Request for Proposal. North American Industrial Classification System Code is 541330, which has a size standard of $15,000,000.00 in average annual receipts. This Single (SATOC) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) announcement is Unrestricted. The resulting contract will be Firm Fixed-Price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity type contract. One contract award is anticipated, with a period of performance of 5 years, with four negotiated rate escalations at each year after the initial first year. The contract will not exceed $20,000,000.00 or five years in duration, whichever comes first. The minimum guarantee throughout the five-year contract is $30,000.00. Work will be issued by negotiated firm fixed-price or Geotechnical and related services task orders. Responding firms must address each A-E Selection Criteria and clearly indicate which shall be subcontracted and provide a separate SF330 for each subcontractor as necessary. To be eligible for contract award, the firm must be registered in the DOD System for Award Management (SAM) at the time of response date and contract award date. Register via the SAM Internet site at The primary purpose of the proposed contract is to provide A-E Soil Borings, Soil Testing, Concrete and Other Materials Testing, FLAC (Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua) for both 2D and 3D, HTRW (Hazardous Toxic Radioactive Waste) Phase I/II Remediation Assessments and Design, Corrosion Mitigation Design, Geotechnical Design Support Services, Environmental Investigative Services and Construction Quality Assurance within the limits of the New Orleans District and the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) or to issue task orders for work in support of other Districts along the Gulf Coast Region. SF330 Due Date is 01 October 2019 at 11:00 a.m. CST. Questions cut-off date will be 03 September 2019 at 11:00 a.m. CST.

2. PROJECT INFORMATION: A-E Services will be assigned by Task Orders on the IDIQ contract established as a result of this solicitation. Each task order to be issued will fully describe the project to be accomplished. The types of projects may include all or part of the following:

(1) Field assignments which may include locating borings in the field and providing location information consisting of elevation, latitude and longitude, and station and offset; taking soil borings and sealing bore holes; setting permanent bench marks as well as installing piezometers, lasers, visual tracking targets, pressure transducers, strain gages, slope inclinometers, wells, settlement plugs and settlement plates. Procedures for Drilling in Earth Embankments are to be performed in accordance with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) ER-1110-1-1807 and EM 1110-1-1804. Contractor must have the capability to conduct the following test types: pile driving analysis, soil and wall displacements, obtaining subsurface information by using cone penetrometer and vane shear testing, and performing noise and vibration monitoring. Hand auger, soil probe, general type (3-inch x 42-inch thin wall Shelby tubes), split spoon and 5-inch x 4.5-foot undisturbed fixed-piston type methods are to be used in the soil boring operations. Samples from the thin wall Shelby tube and split spoon samplers must have a minimum diameter of 2-7/8 inches ID and 1-3/8 inches ID respectively. Some borings will require hard access (marsh, swamp or heavily forested areas) and work over water requiring special equipment. Samples must be delivered promptly to the testing lab, either Government or A-E, as specified by the task order. All sampling equipment including the sampling head device for 5-inch diameter sampling, 5-inch diameter sample tubes, and sample extruder for 5-inch undisturbed borings will be furnished by the Contractor. Corps representative may inspect field operations to verify geotechnical investigations are being performed in accordance with USACE EM 1110-1-1804.
(2) Testing laboratory and storage facility shall be established/furnished by the contractor within 50 road miles of the New Orleans District once the contract has been awarded. Testing laboratory assignments may include classifying, determining water content and Atterberg limits, performing unconfined compression tests, performing (Q) and (R) triaxial compression shear tests, permeability test, performing direct shear (S) tests, direct simple shear tests (DSS), 4-inch diameter consolidation tests, mechanical & hydrometer grain size and hydrometer analysis; performing 15-blow and 25-blow compaction control testing on selected samples; computing and compiling test results; furnishing boring and laboratory data in both text and CADD files fully compatible with the Bentley MicroStation CADD software (Version 8 or later) and in the form of plotted boring logs. The A-E contractor will perform extruding of 5-inch undisturbed samples under controlled lab environment. Laboratory soil testing shall be performed in accordance with USACE EM 1110-2-1906. Other ASTM tests may be assigned.
(3) Design assignments may include selection of design parameters; stability analyses of levees, dikes, earthen structures, flood risk reduction structures, pump stations, and floodwalls; stability analyses of slopes for revetments, channels and excavations; pile capacity curves; settlement analyses; physical and numerical geomechanical (Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua Version 7 or later, FLAC) modeling analysis, cantilevered, anchored, and braced sheetpile analyses; bearing capacity determinations; periodic structural inspection; levee periodic inspections; retaining and flood walls analyses; seepage and piping analyses; dewatering design; downdrag analysis; ground water study; settlement induced bending moments in piles; axial and lateral loads in piles; soil flow around piles; filter design; relief well design; pore pressures in clay; wall and soil displacement, and operation and interpretation of data obtained from A-E provided pile driver analyzer or static pile load testing. The contractor must be capable of deriving material properties for soil and rock characterization and for soil/rock/structure interfaces from laboratory and field testing and be able to calibrate numerical models to lab and/or field data as well as have experience in full-or pseudo-coupling fluid flow with mechanical analysis both static and dynamic with a minimum of 5 years' experience and a minimum of 15 models on separate projects where at least 10 of the models have incorporated structural elements. Geotechnical design reports, Design plates and design drawings shall be prepared and furnished as paper copies, pdf files and as a MicroStation compatible design file as applicable.

(4) Geotechnical Projects: Geotechnical engineering services during construction including, but not limited to, in-place density testing, moisture content testing, pile load test monitoring, organic content determination, sand content determination, jet index testing, compaction control testing (including one-point compaction testing); geotechnical engineer and technician may be stationed on site for consultation and material testing. Design and Construction of Levees shall be performed in accordance with USACE, EM 1110-2-1913. Geotechnical engineering services also consists of Field QA testing, including soils, concrete and asphalt, during construction: Field QA services will also include steel testing and inspections services in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code Steel and as specified by the task order during construction or fabrication/procurement phases of the project. The contractor must prepare and submit a Quality Control Plan (QCP) in accordance with ER 1110-1-12.The Contractor shall also provide any required coordination with the individual regulatory bodies per USACE EP 200-2-3. Geotechnical engineering services also includes Periodic Inspection of flood risk reduction features and flood control structures such as levees, flood walls, gates, locks, pump stations, and structures and components that function and serve the complete system. The contractor shall provide inspectors who hold professional registration and relevant experience in the required specialties, perform pre-inspection investigations and meetings, conduct land surveys, perform on-site inspections, testing and evaluation of features and systems, coordinate evaluation of deficiencies with Federal and local government representatives, and prepare reports and other documentation.

(5) Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW) projects to include Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs); site/remedial investigations and assessments under CERCLA, RCRA, and TSCA; risk characterization and assessment; environmental monitoring, sampling, and testing of various media including solid materials, soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater; remedial action design; hazardous material and waste management; and lead, asbestos, PCBs, and radon testing, management and remedial design. The Contractor shall also assist and advise the Corps of Engineers personnel on environmental compliance, for the DESIGN OF HAZARDOUS, TOXIC AND RADIOACTIVE WASTE (HTRW) remedial action projects, and waste stream issues associated with Government facilities and activities. All wastes shall be properly disposed and manifested in accordance with local, state and federal requirements and guidance by USACE EP well as provide air monitoring and modeling for Air Pathway Analysis (APA) for determining the acceptability of air emissions from remedial action projects. The Corps of Engineer's guidance for APA is EP 200-1-24, Environmental Quality - Air Pathway Analysis for the Design of Remedial Action Projects.

(6) The contractor must have a Senior Corrosion Consultant/Engineer with the ability to provide experience in the analysis of corrosion on all flood control structures and have an in-depth understanding of USACE policies, regulations, and procedures to facilitate immediate response to program needs such as peer reviews. The Corrosion Engineer shall be a licensed professional engineer (P.E.), and shall have certification with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) as a CP-4 Level Corrosion Specialist, and shall have a minimum of 20 years of experience in all phases of corrosion engineering, preferably Civil Works, and in Southeastern Louisiana and/or throughout the Gulf Coast Area.

(7) All work shall be performed in accordance with the CEMVN HSDRRS Design Guidelines and appropriate USACE ERs, EMs, EPs, ETLs, and ASTMs.

3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria are listed below in descending order of importance. Proposals will be evaluated on each of the criteria factors. Criteria "a" thru "d" are primary. Criteria "e" and "f" are secondary and will only be used as "tie-breakers" between technically equal firms.


a. Recent specialized experience and technical competence of the firm and sub consultants in the areas listed below. Only experience that has occurred in the last 10 years should be included in the proposal. All projects cited shall identify start/complete dates as well as the project size (cost and scope). Provide this information in SF 330, Part I, Section F.

(1) Geotechnical exploration and testing,
(2) Geotechnical engineering and engineering geology,
(3) Concrete and asphalt materials testing and evaluation,
(4) Corrosion Analysis
(5) Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua (FLAC) modeling
(6) Vibration monitoring during construction activities
(7) Environmental remediation and design
(8) Computer Generated Geotechnical Databases, GIS, and Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and ability to produce deliverables fully compatible with the following New Orleans District systems: MicroStation (version V8 2004 or later) ESRI ArcGIS (version 10.0 or later), gINT version 8 or higher and Data Forensics Rapid CPT Version 3 as required. Finished products shall be in compliance with the AEC CADD Standards or Spatial Data Standards as appropriate and the New Orleans District Electronic Deliverables guidance. These standards are published by the CADD/GIS Technology Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the New Orleans District,
(9) Utilization of latest technology, which improves efficiency of effort,
(10) Experience with environmental investigative services including HTRW Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments,
(11) Experience with HTRW Site remedial investigations and assessments and
(12) Experience and capability with materials testing and environmental monitoring, sampling, and testing including the use of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved laboratory for materials testing, and a National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) accredited laboratory for environmental testing.
(13) Experience in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the types of structures to be inspected, including: locks, levees, pumping stations, floodgates, control structures, drainage structures, floodwalls, bridges and hydroelectric structures. Experience in the evaluation of instrumentation data and determining its impact upon the structural integrity of the project. Experience in the evaluation of deficiencies noted from site visits and evaluation of instrumentation data, and determining its impact upon the structural and operational integrity of the project.

b. Professional personnel qualifications and recent specialized experience for key disciplines. Qualified Registered/Licensed Professional Personnel in the following key disciplines: Project Manager, Civil Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Corrosion Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Structural Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Geologist and Geophysicist. Qualified personnel are required in the following key disciplines: Engineering Technician, Laboratory Technician, Draftsmen/CADD operator, GIS Technician and Environmental Professional (in accordance with ASTM E 1527). The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, relevant experience, and longevity with the firm of key personnel who will be assigned to this contract. Registered/Licensed Professionals shall be registered in accordance with requirements set forth by the state in which the work is performed. Resumes contained in Standard Form (SF) 330, Part I, Section E shall be completed for each discipline.

c. Capacity (personnel and equipment) to accomplish work in the required time: Provide the following minimum to perform work: three (3) 4-person drill crews and two (2) crews must be stationed within 50 miles of New Orleans District Headquarters building ; two (2) 2-person survey crews; capacity to produce up to 10 triaxial 3 point UU tests and 25-Atterberg limits per day; four (4) Registered Professional Engineers specialized in Geotechnical Engineering practice; six (6) engineering/soils/concrete lab technicians; four (4) soil/concrete field technicians, and four (4) CADD draftspersons. Demonstrate capacity to produce CADD drawings utilizing CADD programs fully compatible with the Intergraph/Bentley MicroStation CADD software, Version 8 (or later). Two (2) Geologists and inspection team personnel. A structural inspection team consists of the following disciplines: Structural Engineer; Geotechnical Engineer; Electrical Engineer; Mechanical Engineer; and Hydraulics Engineer. USACE may furnish a Hydraulics Engineer in some situations. A levee inspection team consists of the following disciplines: Geotechnical Engineer, Structural Engineer, and Civil Engineer. It is anticipated that a maximum of two inspections could occur at the same time: (a) one levee and one structural inspection or (b) two levee inspections. Provide the following minimum equipment to be utilized for the project: three (3) core drill rigs with off road access capability (undisturbed drill rig Central Mine Equipment (CME) 750 or equivalent) capable of performing a 48" continuous push of 5" Shelby sampler tubes, two (2) wireless-type pile driving analyzers, two (2) wireless-type pile driving analyzers, two (2) soil probes, two (2) cone penetrometers, two (2) shear vanes, ten (10) vibration monitoring devices, three (3) noise monitoring devices, three (3) triaxial test cells, five (5) 4 inch diameter consolidometers, one (1) direct-shear machine, one (1) direct-simple shear machine, two (2) ovens capable of determining organic content, two (2) flat boats with outboard motors. Provide adequate temperature controlled space for storage of undisturbed samples before testing and until instructed to discard such samples. Provide USACE Validated laboratory within 50 miles of the New Orleans District Headquarters building to perform soil and concrete ASTM/USACE test procedures; provide facilities to cure and test ten (10) concrete compressive strength samples a day; one (1) automatic soil compaction hammer; and four (4) nuclear densometers soil testers. NOTE: If the contractor is a joint venture or utilizes subcontractors, the prime firm must perform at least 50% of the work utilizing in-house resources as measured over the life of the contract in order to meet or exceed the requirements of FAR Clause 52.219-14 (c)(1), Limitations on Subcontracting. The majority of the anticipated work will be subsurface exploration and laboratory testing.

d. Past performance on DoD and other contracts with respect to quality of work, cost control and compliance with performance schedules. Evaluations will be based on Architect-Engineer Contract Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) as well as rating information and other credible documentation included in the SF 330 to demonstrate past performance with respect to quality of work, cost control, and compliance with performance schedules. Performance evaluations for key sub-consultants may also be considered. Past performance on Department of Defense and other contracts from with respect to cost control, quality of product/service, compliance with performance schedules and business relations from the past five years.


e. Extent of participation of small businesses including small disadvantaged businesses, woman-owned small businesses, HUBZone small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and veteran owned small business will be measured as a percentage of the estimated effort. (SF 330, Part I, Section H, Item 3)

f. Knowledge of the Locality. Submittals must demonstrate knowledge of the locality within the limits of the New Orleans District and the Mississippi Valley Division and demonstrate prior field data collection experience within Louisiana.

4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms that have the capability to perform the services described in this announcement are invited to submit five printed copies and one electronic copy (CD or DVD) of Standard Form 330 for the proposed team, including the prime firm and all joint venture partners, subcontractors, consultants and free-lance associates, to the address below not later than 1100 hrs Central Time on the closing date of this announcement.

The six evaluation criteria listed above must be addressed in the appropriate sections of the SF 330 for the prime contractor as well as all subcontractors and consultants, and any other pertinent information. Include the firm's DUNS Number in Block 4 of the SF330. The evaluation factors listed above must be addressed in the appropriate sections of the SF 330 for the prime contractor as well as all subcontractors and consultants, and any other pertinent information.

The SF 330 Part I shall not exceed 100 pages (8.5 x 11 inch sheets), including no more than 50 pages for Section H. Each side of a sheet of paper is a page. Use font type no smaller than point size 11. Firms responding to this announcement after the closing date and time will NOT be considered. Required forms may be obtained on the Internet at:

Overnight or courier type of mail should be sent to the following address: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, Attn: Rachel A. Woods, Contracting Division - Projects West Branch, Room 326, 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-1030. Refer to Announcement No. W912P819R0022.

Contracting Office Address :
PO Box 60267
New Orleans, Louisiana 70160-0267
United States
Place of Performance :
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Rachel A. Woods,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 5048621335
Secondary Point of Contact :
Charles R. Zammit ,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 5048621164
General Information
Notice Type:
Original Posted Date:
August 19, 2019
Posted Date:
September 16, 2019
Response Date:
Oct 01, 2019 11:00 am Central
Original Response Date:
Sep 18, 2019 11:00 am Central
Archiving Policy:
Automatic, on specified date
Original Archive Date:
February 29, 2020
Archive Date:
February 29, 2020
Original Set Aside:
Set Aside:
Classification Code:
C -- Architect and engineering services
541 -- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services/541330 -- Engineering Services


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