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Grade Control Structure Installation - R17PS01109

General Information

Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Aug 23, 2017
Category: Natural Resources and Conservation Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, BOR - All Offices, Denver Federal Center, Building 67, Room 380, Denver, Colorado, 80225, United States

Description

PWS/Wage determination (i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items 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; quotations are being requested. (ii) To facilitate electronic quote submissions through FedBizOpps, a request for quote (RFQ No. R17PS01109) is being issued subsequent to this combined solicitation/synopsis. (iii) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular number 2005-95. (iv) This requirement is set-aside to small businesses. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is: 561730 - Landscaping Services. The small business size standard for NAICS Code 561730 is $7.5 million. (v) The contract line item numbers (CLINS) are as follows: CLIN 0001 - Drainage Pre-Installation Assessment, in accordance with Attachment 1 - Performance Work Statement. The Performance Work Statement provides more detailed information about the requirement. CLIN 0002 -- Drainage Post-Installation Assessment, in accordance with Attachment 1 - Performance Work Statement. The Performance Work Statement provides more detailed information about the requirement. CLIN 0003 -- Installation of 65 Rock Grade Control Structures, in accordance with Attachment 1 - Performance Work Statement. The Performance Work Statement provides more detailed information about the requirement. CLIN 0004 - Material - Rock, Certified Cultural Clearance, in accordance with Attachment 1 - Performance Work Statement. The Performance Work Statement provides more detailed information about the requirement. CLIN 0005 -- Other Direct Cost, in accordance with Attachment 1 - Performance Work Statement. The Performance Work Statement provides more detailed information about the requirement. CLIN 0006 -- Prepare Summary Report, in accordance with Attachment 1 - Performance Work Statement. The Performance Work Statement provides more detailed information about the requirement. Note: Quoters shall furnish pricing for the above CLINS on the Attachment 2 - Contract Price Schedule provided attached to this RFQ. (vi) The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has a requirement for a contractor to complete a site specific plan and installation of sixty-five (65) rock grade control structures at the Heard Scout Pueblo in Phoenix, AZ as outlined in Attachment 1 - Performance Work Statement, for Reclamation to conduct hydrologic research on the effects of these rock grade control installations. Contractor shall provide all personnel, material, travel, housing, equipment, tools, permits, supplies, supervision, labor and transportation, and other items necessary to perform the services described in Attachment 1- Performance Work Statement. Reclamation anticipates awarding one firm-fixed price purchase order as a result of this RFQ. (vii) The installation of the rock grade controls structures shall occur 90 days after receipt of order; the Summary Report is due within 6 months after installation (See Section 5 of Attachment 1 - Performance Work Statement); for a total period of performance including Final Report is nine (9) months. THE FOLLOWING CLAUSES, PROVISIONS, AND ADDENDUMS ARE APPLICABLE TO THIS COMMERCIAL ITEM ACQUISITION: (viii) FAR provision 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items is applicable to this RFQ. The following addendum is also applicable to this RFQ. In addition to the requirements of the Instructions to Offerors - Competitive Acquisitions provision of this solicitation, each quoter shall submit a quote in accordance with the instructions contained in this provision. (A) GENERAL QUOTATION INSTRUCTIONS (1) Quoter shall submit quotation for CLINS 0001 through 0006 and a completed copy of Attachment 2 - Contract Price Schedule. (2) Quoters shall submit a technical submittal and shall address the three (3) technical evaluation factors not related to price. To prepare the Technical Submittal for Reclamation, review the Technical Submittal Instructions of this provision and 52.212-02 - Evaluation of Commercial Items. Your Technical Submittal must address in detail all of the elements specified under Factor 1 - Technical Approach, Factor 2 - Experience, and Factor 3 - Past Performance. (3) Quotation shall conform 100% to all RFQ terms, conditions, provisions, clauses and requirements. (4) Submit the following information: Dun and Bradstreet Number Systems (DUNS): ______________ Contractor E-mail Address: ______________________________ (B) TECHNICAL SUBMITTAL INSTRUCTIONS Technical Approach, Experience, and Past Performance Information Requested: (1) Technical Approach - Your technical approach shall address the following: (i) Provide Proposed Technical Approach - Give detailed explanations of proposed approaches to performing and accomplishing the task described in the Performance Work Statement (PWS). Adequately address and explain approach on all 12 of the elements listed under Factor 1. Quoter shall use the recommended fish sampling design outlined in the PWS, or propose an alternative sample design. Any proposed alternative sampling design must demonstrate an improvement upon the existing sampling design. Repeating the work statement without elaborating on the specific tasks to be performed is unacceptable; (ii) Propose the first years fish Monitor/Study Plan (2017-2018) in accordance with the PWS. (iii) Address the personnel required to perform all the PWS tasks (full or part time employment, subcontract, or consultation and the source from which they will be obtained); (iv) Contain a specific statement of any safety problems or challenges / difficulties anticipated in performing or accomplishing the work, an evaluation of the various methods considered for resolution of the problems/difficulties, substantiation of the method(s) selected, principles or techniques which are proposed to solve the problem, and the degree of success expected; (v) Provide proposed project plan which divides the work into severable tasks or phases which indicates the work to be accomplished, start/completion schedule, milestone chart, and labor hours by labor category including the basis for the hour estimates; (vi) Identify if the proposed sampling crew have the valid State and Federal scientific collecting permits to perform the monitoring services, or the ability to obtain them by the estimated period of performance start date of October 1, 2017; (vii) Include a breakdown of unpriced labor hours estimated for each labor category proposed to accomplish each task or phase of the work and the basis for each estimate; (viii) Identify and address the need for and/or the availability of equipment and the types of quantities of proposed materials and equipment necessary to perform the work; and (ix) Identification of the number, duration, destination and purpose of any trips proposed for performing the work (2) Experience - Provide experience information on projects performed in the Southwest Region in the last ten (10) years where services provided were similar in scope and to the services required in the PWS. For experience quoter shall complete an Experience Form for each project (see RFQ Attachment 3). (3) Past Performance - Experience projects submitted under (2) Experience will be used for past performance. Please ensure to submit the requested information under (2) Experience. (ix) Basis for award will be lowest price technically acceptable to the responsible quoter whose quote conforms to the RFQ. The following four (4) factors shall be used to evaluate quotes: Factor 1 - Technical Approach Factor 2 - Experience; Factor 3 - Past performance (Note: A quoter without relevant past performance, or for whom information on past performance is not available; a Neutral rating will be assigned) Factor 4 - Price Technical Evaluation Criteria: Factor 1 - Technical Approach: Quoters technical submittal must clearly reflect that the quoter has the expertise, available resources and equipment required to successfully perform the tasks and objectives described in the PWS. At a minimum, the quoter should address the following 12 elements in their technical approach: • Approach to prepare for and implement the fish Monitoring/Study Plan • Approach for assuring completion of 25% of the streams listed in Table 1 annually, and 100% of the streams over five years • Approach for using the recommended fish sampling design outlined in the PWS, or a proposed alternative sample design. Proposed alternative sampling design must demonstrate an improvement upon the existing sampling design. • Approach to explain the proposed sampling methodologies and ensure sampling gears adjusted according to the focus specifies habitat preferences and the availability of habitats at each site. • Approach to demonstrate vendors knowledge and experience using difference sampling techniques to maximize the probability of detection for the species of interest. • Approach to ensure that proposed equipment is appropriate for the stream site conditions • Approach to ensure data quality (QA/QC approach, data management) is consistent with the PWS and vendors proposed strategy • Approach that includes strategies to avoid data loss (data transfer, redundancy, backup procedures, etc.) • Approach to ensure work is conducted in a safe manner (fieldwork, office work, travel and lodging). • Approach for managing schedules to ensure that all required tasks, milestones, and deliverables included in the PWS are completed on time. • Approach for training staff to: conduct complete and accurate surveys; enter, analyze, and manage data; document procedures; and prepare reports. • Approach for ensuring the proposed sampling crew have the valid State and Federal scientific collecting permits to perform the monitoring services, or the ability to obtain them by the estimated period of performance start date of October 1, 2017. The Government will evaluate this factor to determine the feasibility of the quoters technical approach to see if it is technically sound (uses proven, successful methods) and if the methods are practical for achieving the goals and objectives outlined in the Performance Work Statement (PWS). Factor 2 - Experience: Quoters shall specifically address their experience surveying warm water native fishes in the Southwest Region, field knowledge, and expertise performing work similar in scope and magnitude to the tasks described in the PWS. Quoters shall specifically address under this factor, their experience with data collection and management of the projects they performed on. Quoters shall indicate whether they performed the work they describe as a prime contractor or a subcontractor to another firm. All examples of experience provided to show similar and/or relevant projects shall at a minimum include: • name of the project; • description of the work; • contract number; • contract period of performance; • name and address of the client; and • name(s) and telephone number(s) of references from the client who may be contacted for further information. (Please complete a copy of RFQ Attachment 3 for each project you provide under this factor) The Government will evaluate the vendors technical submittal to determine field knowledge, and expertise in performing work similar in scope and magnitude to the tasks described in the PWS. Factor 3: Past Performance: Experience projects submitted under Factor 2 will be evaluated for past performance. NOTE: A quoter without relevant past performance, or for whom information on past performance is not available; a Neutral rating will be assigned. Quoters are encouraged to submit past performance information on projects where they performed work as subcontractors or as part of a team or joint-venture as well as on work where they performed as the prime contractor. Also, if you intend to use a partner arrangement and/or a subcontractor to perform on this work, past performance information should be submitted for them as well. Quoters shall specifically identify in their quote any past performance shown that is attributed to current or to prospective employees and or subcontractors. The Government may also use past performance information obtained from sources other than those identified by the quoter. Information obtained from the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) located at https://www.ppirs.gov/ is one of the sources that will be utilized. PPIRS functions as the central warehouse for performance assessment reports received from several Federal performance information collection systems and is sponsored by the DOD E-Business Office and administered by the Naval Sea Logistics Center Detachment Portsmouth. The Government will also use information obtained from The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) located at https://www.ppirs.gov/fapiis.htm. The Government will evaluate the quoters Past Performance information for currency relevancy, source if the information, context of the data, and general trends in the contractors performance to determine the Governments confidence in the likelihood of the quoter successfully completing the contract requirements. Factor 4: Price (a) For award evaluation purposes, the Government will use the total evaluated price which will be derived by summing the total pricing of all contract line items. All proposed prices will be evaluated for price reasonableness and balanced pricing. (End of Provision) (x) FAR provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items Offerors are advised include with their offer, a completed copy of the provision 52.212-3, or indicate completion of the provision online. Offerors may complete the annual representations and certifications online at https://www.sam.gov/. (xi) FAR clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items. (xii) FAR clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items. The following additional FAR clauses cited in this clause are applicable to the acquisition: 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Award 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation 52.222-3, Convict Labor 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (See attached Wage Determination) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (This statement if for information only: Employee Class: Laborer: WD- WG-04; Monetary Wage - $11.05/HR.; Fringe Benefits - 19%, includes paid insurance premiums, retirement benefits, vacation pay, and sick leave pay) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards - Price Adjustments 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 52.222-62, Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (xiii) Additional contract requirements include the following clauses and provisions: Provisions - - Addendum to 52.212-1, Instructions to Offeror - Commercial Items - This addendum replaces the term "offer" with "quote" within the provision at 52.212-1. -52.203-18, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements -Presentations - 52.225-25, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran - Representative and Certification - 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference - 1452.215-71, Use and Disclosure of Proposal Information - Department of Interior - 1452.225-82, Notice of World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement Evaluations - Bureau of Reclamation Clauses - Addendum to FAR Clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items - - 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors - 52.242-15, Stop-Work Order - 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference - DOI-AAP-0028, Electronic Invoicing and Payment Requirements-Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) -1452.222-81, Employment Verification -1452.223-81, Safety and Health - Bureau of Reclamation -1452.242-80, Post Award Conference -Bureau of Reclamation -1452.228-70, Liability Insurance (xiv) Site visit is not being held. However, vendors may access the site: Please call (602)819-4649 and let Bob Ochoa know the approx. time. If the gate is open leave it open, if the gate is closed, close it behind you. (xv) All questions shall be submitted via email to NClements@usbr.gov by no later than 12 PM local time on Thursday, August 30, 2017. No additional questions will be accepted after this date. Responses to any questions received will be provided via an amendment. Quotations shall be submitted via e-mail to NClements@usbr.gov by no later than 12 PM local time on Wednesday, September 7, 2017. Responsible vendors are requested to submit a quote for this requirement. (xvi) The Point of Contact for this solicitation is Mr. Nicholas Clements, Contract Officer. He may be reached via e-mail at NClements@usbr.gov, or by phone at 702-293-8156.

Original Point of Contact

POC Nicholas Clements, Phone: (702) 293-8156

Place of Performance

Address:
Heard Scout Pueblo, 1901 E. Dobbins Rd, Phoenix, Az 85042, Phoenix, Arizona, 85042, United States
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