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614-18-107 AE Replace Security Camera Surveillance System - Attachment

General Information

Document Type:FILE
Posted Date:Dec 04, 2017
Category: Architect and Engineering Services - Construction
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of Veterans Affairs;Network Contracting Office 9;1639 Medical Center Parkway;Suite 400;Murfreesboro TN 37129


DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for project number 614-18-107 that requires Architect/Engineering (A/E) Design Services to Replace Security Camera Surveillance System at the MEMPHIS VA Medical Center in Memphis, TN. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. ONLY THE A/E FIRMS RESPONDING TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BY SUBMITTING AN SF330 PACKAGE ON TIME WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR INITIAL EVALUATION. FOLLOWING INITIAL EVALUATION OF THE A/E FIRMS AND THEIR SF330S, A SOLICITATION FOR A PRICE PROPOSAL WILL BE SENT TO THE HIGHEST TECHNICALLY RATED A/E FIRM TO PROVIDE THE TYPE OF SERVICE(S) REQUIRED. The A&E Services contract that is anticipated to be awarded will be procured in accordance with the Brooks Act (Public Law 92- 582), Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 36.6 and VA Acquisition Regulation 836.6. In accordance with FAR 36.209 Construction Contracts With Architect-Engineer Firms, no contract for the construction of a project shall be awarded to the firm that designed the project or its subsidiaries or affiliates, except with the approval of the head of the agency or authorized representative. A/E DESIGN SERVICES SCOPE: I. GENERAL SCOPE OF WORK: The A/E shall provide all necessary architectural and engineering services as required to prepare complete contract drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and construction period services for the project to Replace Security Camera Surveillance System at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis TN. STATEMENT OF PROJECT OBJECTIVES It is the intent of the Department of Veterans Affairs to have the A/E fully survey, investigate, and document the existing space and utility systems in order to gain the knowledge and insight necessary to prepare quality, accurate documents in a professional and competent manner. The project work includes but is not limited to the following: This project will replace the major components of the security camera surveillance system. Increased capacity will be provided with a new digital video management system to interface all cameras, recorders, and playback monitors. Recorders and monitors will be upgraded to the latest technology. The existing security camera surveillance video management system must be replaced because it is outdated, at capacity, and no longer supported by the manufacturer for replacement parts. No new cameras can be added without the elimination of other lower priority cameras. The existing system cannot accept any more expansion cards. Replacement expansion cards are no longer being made and none are remaining anywhere in stock. Replace all existing cameras and add new, as required to correct deficiencies in coverage and capability per VA Physical Security Design. Replace existing cabling and install all new run in conduit. Part of the corrective actions on deficiencies includes interconnection of the access control and alarm system to the surveillance system. Provide commissioning services for the new system. The magnitude of the construction is estimated between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. Deductive alternates are to be identified equal to 20% of the estimated construction cost. Estimating and cost control shall be part of every design phase and submission. PART 2 DESIGN PERIOD 1. GENERAL The A-E shall provide design period services to include drawings and specifications reflecting specific tasks identified in this statement of work document and as identified during project discussion meetings. A-E shall provide competent design period services using staff and consultants adequately knowledgeable of the various subordinate design disciplines including but not limited to: life safety and other building/utility systems as required for the project. The A-E shall develop plans and system schematics for actual in-place components from VA-provided drawings and from field verification on site. Verify existing conditions affecting design. Information provided by VA on record drawings shall be verified for critical dimensions and critical components that may affect the design. A-E shall consider adjacent systems and components (architectural as well as utility systems) so as to avoid unforeseen site condition change orders to the construction contract. The A-E shall verify necessary building architectural and utility system components to provide for a full and complete design of replacement architectural elements and utility system components. During the course of the project the A-E shall be required to attend project meetings. The A-E shall record meeting minutes and furnish meeting minutes and sketches as required to reach concurrence and approval by the design team members. Minutes shall be forwarded to all attendees within 36 hours of the meeting for review and comment. The A-E shall incorporate appropriate comments, finalize the meeting minutes and send out the final meeting minutes within one week of the meeting. VA is contracting design period services to include Schematic Design (SD) Development, Design Development (DD), Construction Documents (CD), and Bid Documents. All submissions and related work for each design phase shall conform to the requirements in this document and Program Guide (PG)-18-15, Volume C A-E Submission Instructions as modified in this document. See the Access to VA Standards section of Part 3 for webpage to obtain PG-18-15. Task Calendar Days Design Program 0 VA Review Design Program 0 Schematic Submission 35 VA Review Schematic Submission 10 DD1 Submission 0 VA Review DD1 Submission 0 CD1 Submission 35 VA Review CD1 Submission 10 CD 100% Check-set 21 VA Review CD 100% Check-set 7 Bid Documents 10 Total Days 128 2. SCHEMATIC DESIGN (SD) Schematic Design reflects the basic work required to define the design scope of the project; includes options and what-if scenarios to allow VA to consider potential options for final design; and ensures arrangement of space complements the design scope as opposed to contradicting the design scope. Schematic Designs vary to meet the specific design scope of the project. For instance, an architectural renovation may have a few potential designs represented schematically as concepts of patient/staff flow of people, materials, etc. being considered, but may not provide alternatives for utility systems until later discussions, whereas an infrastructure project renovating and/or replacing utility systems may have a few potential schematic designs representing the types of systems available and their application towards the specific project. The A-E shall submit the following in a single package and at one time per date identified in contract Special Provisions: SD submittal package (PG-18-15 Volume C requirements as modified by this document) Assembled minutes of meetings for work up to SD submission Completed A-E Review Checklist for each applicable design discipline Schematic comments returned by VA to A-E with: General Comments Drawing Comments Specifications Comments 3. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT (DD) Design Development includes initial work of the A-E required to represent the project as a set of drawings conveying the major intent of the project work. At this stage of project design, the physical layout of the new work should be shown. The A-E shall submit the following in a single package and at one time per date identified in contract Special Provisions: DD submittal package (PG-18-15 Volume C requirements as modified by this document) Assembled minutes of meetings for work up to DD submission Completed A-E Review Checklist for each applicable design discipline DD review comments returned by VA to A-E with: General Comments Drawing Comments Specifications Comments One Set of A-E DD drawings with using Service(s) approval signatures Estimate Comments Notes for specification details for sole source items, e.g. Johnson Controls, Notifier, etc. 4. CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS (CD) The Construction Documents submission shall combine updates of all earlier sets of specifications and drawings and any other relevant project information (meetings, other discussions, etc) making up a complete set of project documents. The quality of and level of detail of the CD submission should be such that no further or minimal changes are needed. The CD submission shall incorporate all changes needed from earlier reviews and that a quick review shall show all information is presented in clear and concise format. Discussion of Contractor staging/parking/exterior space usage, management of phasing activities such as control of dust and debris (infection control), etc. shall occur during development of the CD submission. The A-E shall submit the following in a single package and at one time per date identified in contract Special Provisions: CD submittal package (PG-18-15 Volume C requirements as modified by this document) Assembled minutes of meetings for work up to CD submission Completed A-E Review Checklist for each applicable design discipline Include summary of staff participating in final drawing and specification quality review and date when check set review was completed. CD review comments returned by VA to A-E with: General Comments Drawing Comments Specifications Comments One Set of A-E DD drawings with using Service(s) approval signatures Estimate Comments Electronic formats of VA specifications 01 00 00, 01 33 23 and any others required edited specifically for the project Any comments regarding estimate Electronic drawing showing project staging area on VA site plan for A-E to include in drawing package at final submission. 5. BID DOCUMENTS The reproduction of specifications and prints is a reimbursable item within the contract. If additional sets are required, VA will request these in writing from the A-E and will compensate the A-E for additional reimbursable expenses to the extent the additional sets add expense. A-E Provided Project Checklists: A-E shall provide a checklist of all submittals, certifications, tests, and inspections required per drawing and specification section. This checklist will show all products requiring submittals in the form of shop drawings, data sheets, manufacturer cut sheets, etc. as well as all other items shown as required submittal items including, but not limited to, reports, system evaluations, testing, operating and maintenance manuals, etc. Submission Requirements: The A-E shall date all material and present the designs on VA standard size drawings that are appropriately labeled, BID DOCUMENTS, in large block letters above or beside the VA standard drawing title block. The A-E shall incorporate VA provided front-end solicitation documents. The A-E shall submit 2 specification books and 1 full size and 3 half size drawing sets of reproduced project packages to VAMC Memphis, TN Engineering Department. The Contractor shall provide 4 Electronic bid set on DVD for the following disposition: 1 ea including Editable Word Format of Specifications and PDF of the drawing set for Contracting Officer (NCO9) 2 ea in PDF format including drawings only Marked with Drawings Only and Project Number and Title for Contracting Officer. 1 ea including Editable Word Format of Specifications, and PDF and 2016 (or compatible) AUTOCAD format of the drawing set for Contracting Officer Technical Representative to retain Items i and iii above may be requested prior to completion of final bid specifications in or for the VA to submit for legal/technical review. 6. MODIFICATION TO PG-18-15, VOL C A-E SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Program Guide PG-18-15, VOL C provides a minimum level for submission compliance, which may not be adequate for certain, types of design. In some instances in which critical decisions need to be made, sufficient and relevant information has to be provided timely in order for the design to progress to meet certain milestone dates. The level of applicability of the program guide depends upon the scope of work and the exclusions, which are herein specified. Questions in regards to the applicability of specific requirements shall be resolved with the medical center staff prior to any submission deadline. For this project the following modifications to PG-18-15 Volume C are applicable: Section I - General Section I.A. Introduction This contract includes: Schematic, Design Development, and Construction Documents Submissions. VAMC Memphis will provide existing background material in the form of existing floor plans and previous project record drawings to the extent available. VAMC Memphis will provide VA specific guidance documents affecting project design not within the VA Technical Information Library (TIL). (e.g. VHA Directives, VAMC Memphis Policies, etc.) This project requires a formal approval signature by the using Service(s) at the conclusion of Design Development in regard to architectural layout and space functionality. All electronic drawings submitted shall be in Adobe (PDF) and AutoCAD (DWG) format. All electronic versions of specifications shall be in Microsoft Word and Adobe formats. Final drawings (Bid Documents) and specifications shall be submitted both in hard copy and electronic format on a compact disc. Section I. B. A-E Responsibilities It is the VA s intention to hold the AE responsible for any errors or omissions in its designs, drawings, specifications, and other services. Such errors or omissions must be corrected without additional compensation. Furthermore, the AE must be and remain liable to the Government for all damages caused by the AE s negligent performance of any services furnished under the contract, notwithstanding the VA reviews of AE work. There is no Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for this project. Section I. C. Submission Policy In addition to items listed, the A-E shall include a copy of a completed A-E Review Checklist for each design discipline within the scope of work. See the Access to VA Standards section of Part 3 for webpage to obtain information on the A-E Review Checklists Program. A-E Review Checklists shall be submitted with each submission package. No modifications to the following; Section I. D. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Section I. E. Additional Services Section I. F. Critical Path Method Phasing Meetings Section II Submissions Make the following changes; Modify the following sections; Section II. C. Fire Protection & Notes No Floor Plans/Drawings are required with the Schematic submission. Section II. S. Specifications With the schematic submittal, A-E shall submit a marked-up specifications index table of contents downloaded from the VA TIL Master Specification List with Dates. The A-E shall ensure the following as edits are made after the design development submission: The date code header, e.g. 12-04, shall be removed from all specification sections, The footer shall remain showing specification section-page, e.g. 21 05 11-1, 21 05 11-2, etc. All references to specifications not needed for the project and thereby not included shall be removed; VA refers to these items as dead references which can lead to confusion during the construction period if they remain; VA can t issue as a final document any specifications having these incorrect (unused) references All Spec Writer Notes shall be removed; specific requirements of the Spec Writer Notes shall be noted on the hard-copy edits; VA can t issue as a final document any specifications having these advice and directional notes Section III Distribution of A-E material PART 3 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS 1. GENERAL In the development of submissions the A-E firm shall utilize certain VA and other design and construction criteria, examples of which can be found below. The design is not limited to these items and should be the result of compliance with applicable codes and standards, the user requests, and A-E creativity: VA Design and Construction criteria in the Technical Information Library (TIL), including planning, design, and construction items such as: Design Alerts, Design and Construction Procedures, Design Guides, Design Manuals, Equipment Guide List, Master Construction Specifications, Room Finish and Door Hardware Schedule, Space Planning Criteria, etc. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) elements shall be considered. NFPA Codes including, but not limited to: NFPA 101, Life Safety Code; NFPA 99, Healthcare Facilities; NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) Compliance to all known applicable codes shall be reflected in the completed design and construction contract documents. Conflicting criteria shall be brought to the attention of the VAMC Engineering Service Project Manager for resolution. VA continually updates information in the Technical Information Library (TIL) used in project design. The A-E will be responsible for reviewing the guidelines in the TIL and incorporating the applicable criteria into the design and construction documents. The following section, Access to VA Standards, provides World Wide Web addresses for the TIL and commonly used VA standards and references. 2. ACCESS TO VA STANDARDS The following are World Wide Web addresses to commonly used VA standards and references: Technical Information Library (TIL) home page http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/ Accessibility information (PG-18-13) http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/accessibility.asp A-E Design Submission Requirements (PG-18-15) http://www.va.gov/facmgt/ae/des_sub.asp A-E Review Checklists program http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/ae_checklist.asp Design Alerts http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/d_alert.asp Design & Construction (PG-18-3) http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/proc_idx.asp Design Guides (PG-18-12) http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/dg_idx.asp Design Manuals (PG-18-10) http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/manuals.asp Energy Conservation & Sustainability Program http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/energy.asp Environmental Compliance program (PG-18-17) http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/env_idx.asp Equipment Guide program (PG-18-5) http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/equipment.asp Master Specifications Index (PG-18-1) http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/spec_idx.asp National CAD Standards and Details (PG-18-4) http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/details.asp Quality Alerts program http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/q_alerts.asp Room Finishes, Door and Hardware Schedule http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/rooms/rooms.doc Signage Program http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/signage.asp Space & Facility Planning (PG-18-9) http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/spacework/ Technical Summaries http://www.va.gov/facmgt/standard/tsum_idx.asp PART 4 CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARD PERIOD The A-E shall provide VA with technical design services during the period of Construction Contract award. These services shall include, but is not limited to: Review of construction contractor s price proposal Providing technical information needed to answer questions Providing technical information needed to issue amendments. PART 5 CONSTRUCTION PERIOD The A-E shall provide competent construction period services using staff and consultants adequately knowledgeable of the various subordinate design disciplines included in development of the project. Construction period services shall include: Review of shop drawings and submittals Review of change order proposals On-site construction inspection visits and progress meetings including A-E s written report of visit or meeting. Once the construction is thoroughly underway, periodic site visits are anticipated. Commissioning A/E shall provide up to 10 site visit units during the construction period when requested by the Contracting Officer. A site visit unit is defined as a visit to the site of the project and any other affected areas by one individual for any part of a day when requested by the Contracting Officer or an authorized representative. On this job, a site visit should last 1-2 hours and may require the use of multiple units when more than one individual or an extended period of time is needed to inspect an area of work. Only registered architects and engineers familiar with the project may make these site visits. The Contracting Officer has the prerogative to determine the professional discipline(s) required for each site visit. The A/E shall notify the Project Engineer of their presence on site in order to document the number of individuals who are making the site visit. The A/E shall observe the construction, advise the Project Engineer of any deviations or deficiencies, and recommend appropriate corrective actions. Pre-final and final inspections and preparation of itemized punch-list for project completion requirements PART 6 A-E CONTRACT CLOSE-OUT The construction contractor shall keep a set of hard copy drawings updated to reflect all changes in the field from the bid documents. These hard copy drawings are turned over to VA at the conclusion of the construction contract. VA will provide these drawings to the A-E in order for the A-E to update the Bid Documents to reflect actual completed project conditions. The A-E shall submit the record drawings showing any changes or modifications to the Bid Documents reflected on the hard-copy set of as-builts provided by VA; Drawings shall be individually marked Record Drawing and submitted in a single package as follows; Drawings in AutoCAD (DWG) format of the entire project. All drawing objects shall be removed. (e.g. Revit, Desktop, etc.) All drawings must plot properly using the NCS.ctb plot file. Provide a copy of the A-E firms typical CTB file and user information. Drawings shall represent final project with all demolished and/or removed items deleted from the.dwg files Provide to VA on disc Drawings in an Adobe Reader (PDF) format of the entire project. Printed Copies of the drawing set as follows; None PART 7 SECURITY REQUIREMENTS The A-E is responsible for assuring that all employees and consultant employees working on the project comply with these regulations. Employees shall not be on site without appropriate badge. Employees are responsible for reporting to VA Police with acceptable photo ID to obtain a badge. VA approved badge shall be worn with the identification facing forward and visible above the waist. The employees may also be subject to inspection of their personal effects when entering or leaving the facility. No photography or video recording of VA premises is allowed without prior authorization. VA issued keys are to remain on VA property. Keys that are checked out from the Engineering Office shall be returned each day. Before starting any work, the A-E shall submit an electronic security memorandum describing the approach to following goals and maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information. The A-E is responsible for safekeeping of all drawings, project manual and other project information. This information shall be shared only with those with a specific need to accomplish the project. All paper waste or electronic media such as CD s and diskettes shall be shredded and destroyed in a manner acceptable to the VA. VA Information Custodial Language Information made available to the contractor or subcontractor by VA for the performance or administration of this contract or information developed by the contractor/subcontractor in performance or administration of the contract shall be used only for those purposes and shall not be used in any other way without the prior written agreement of the VA. This clause expressly limits the contractor/subcontractors rights to use data as described in Rights in Data - General, FAR 52.227-14(d) (1). VA information should not be co-mingled, if possible, with any other data on the contractors/subcontractor s information systems or media storage systems in order to ensure VA requirements related to data protection and media sanitization can be met. If co-mingling must be allowed to meet the requirements of the business need, the contractor must ensure that VA s information is returned to the VA or destroyed in accordance with VA s sanitization requirements. VA reserves the right to conduct onsite inspections of contractor and subcontractor IT resources to ensure data security controls, separation of data and job duties, and destruction/media sanitization procedures are in compliance with VA directive requirements. Prior to termination or completion of this contract, contractor/subcontractor must not destroy information received from VA, or gathered/created by the contractor in the course of performing this contract without prior written approval by the VA. Any data destruction done on behalf of VA by a contractor/subcontractor must be done in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements as outlined in VA Directive 6300, Records and Information Management and its Handbook 6300.1 Records Management Procedures, applicable VA Records Control Schedules, and VA Handbook 6500.1, Electronic Media Sanitization. Self-certification by the contractor that the data destruction requirements above have been met must be sent to the VA Contracting Officer within 30 days of termination of the contract. The contractor/subcontractor must receive, gather, store, back up, maintain, use, disclose and dispose of VA information only in compliance with the terms of the contract and applicable Federal and VA information confidentiality and security laws, regulations and policies. If Federal or VA information confidentiality and security laws, regulations and policies become applicable to the VA information or information systems after execution of the contract, or if NIST issues or updates applicable FIPS or Special Publications (SP) after execution of this contract, the parties agree to negotiate in good faith to implement the information confidentiality and security laws, regulations and policies in this contract. The contractor/subcontractor shall not make copies of VA information except as authorized and necessary to perform the terms of the agreement or to preserve electronic information stored on contractor/subcontractor electronic storage media for restoration in case any electronic equipment or data used by the contractor/subcontractor needs to be restored to an operating state. If copies are made for restoration purposes, after the restoration is complete, the copies must be appropriately destroyed. If VA determines that the contractor has violated any of the information confidentiality, privacy, and security provisions of the contract, it shall be sufficient grounds for VA to withhold payment to the contractor or third party or terminate the contract for default or terminate for cause under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 12. If a VHA contract is terminated for cause, the associated BAA must also be terminated and appropriate actions taken in accordance with VHA Handbook 1600.01, Business Associate Agreements. Absent an agreement to use or disclose protected health information, there is no business associate relationship. The contractor/subcontractor must store, transport, or transmit VA sensitive information in an encrypted form, using VA-approved encryption tools that are, at a minimum, FIPS 140-2 validated. The contractor/subcontractor s firewall and Web services security controls, if applicable, shall meet or exceed VA s minimum requirements. VA Configuration Guidelines are available upon request. Except for uses and disclosures of VA information authorized by this contract for performance of the contract, the contractor/subcontractor may use and disclose VA information only in two other situations: (i) in response to a qualifying order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or (ii) with VA s prior written approval. The contractor/subcontractor must refer all requests for, demands for production of, or inquiries about, VA information and information systems to the VA contracting officer for response. Notwithstanding the provision above, the contractor/subcontractor shall not release VA records protected by Title 38 U.S.C. 5705, confidentiality of medical quality assurance records and/or Title 38 U.S.C. 7332, confidentiality of certain health records pertaining to drug addiction, sickle cell anemia, alcoholism or alcohol abuse, or infection with human immunodeficiency virus. If the contractor/subcontractor is in receipt of a court order or other requests for the above mentioned information, that contractor/subcontractor shall immediately refer such court orders or other requests to the VA contracting officer for response. For service that involves the storage, generating, transmitting, or exchanging of VA sensitive information but does not require C&A or an MOU-ISA for system interconnection, the contractor/subcontractor must complete a Contractor Security Control Assessment (CSCA) on a yearly basis and provide it to the COTR. Privacy VA Mandatory Training VA Privacy Training for employees without access to VA computer systems or VA sensitive information. VA Talent Management System (TMS) training course VA20939 provides the mandatory Privacy Training requirements for any contractor without access to VA computer systems or VA sensitive information. Each employee self-enrolls for a profile on the VA TMS by visiting https://www.tms.va.gov/plateau/user/login.jsp. Once there, employees should follow the steps below to create a profile, launch the mandatory training, and complete the content prior to starting work at VA. Provide the COR with each employee s printed certificate of completion from the TMS. This certificate displays the employee s TMS User ID. Contractor to submit proposal on the following VA Form 10-6298. END OF DESIGN SCOPE SYNOPSIS Digital copies of the as-builts are limited. The consultant will be expected to fully investigate and confirm the validity of hard copy as-builts and other drawings. This will include independent investigation of the VAMC s flat files by the consultant to determine and procure the information required for the complete design. All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73 the total cost of the architect or engineer services contracted for must not exceed 6 percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR Clause 52.236-2 (c) - Design Within Funding Limitation, will be applicable to this procurement action. Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly rated AE firm selected to complete the design. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330 to ralf.pietzsch@va.gov. The SF-330s are due by November 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM (CST). Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c) (3).   Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free.   Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as unreadable pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprises at the time of submission of proposal. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz at the time of proposal submission will result in the offeror s proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. Mileage Restriction: N/A The selection process will follow the guidance referenced within 36.602-3 and FAR 36.602-4. 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. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The estimated magnitude for construction (not design) of this project is between $50,000 and $500,000. Contract Award Procedure: Before a small business is proposed as a potential contractor, they must be certified by VetBiz and registered in the System For Award Management (SAM) database. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov Failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be certified by the CVE at the time the SF 330 is submitted shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. The proposed services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. The review/design of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil, or other engineering features of the work shall be accomplished by architects or engineers registered in a State or possession of the United States, or in Puerto Rico or in the District of Columbia. The project drawings/design shall be in compliance with applicable standards and codes described in VA Program Guides and design materials. Master Construction Specifications Index, VA Construction Standards Index, VA Standards Index, and Criteria are available in the Technical Information Library (TIL) on VA Website address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/. The awarded A/E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired work. The awarded A/E firm is responsible for ensuring that the specifications and drawings supplied fully represent all of the work described in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction. The NAICS code for this project is 541330 with a small business size of $15 million. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, type in SF-330 in the Find a Form block and click on search. SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance. Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services; Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials; Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project; Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness; Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services; and Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. This is a request for SF 330s Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. No material will be issued and no solicitation package or bidder/plan holder list will be issued. A solicitation will only be issued to the most highly qualified vendor. Electronic Submission Requirements: Unless paper offers are specifically authorized in an individual solicitation, all responses to solicitations must be submitted electronically as described below.   Responses submitted in a paper form are unacceptable and will be returned.   Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to noncompliance with the terms of the solicitation.   You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. Additionally, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail.   The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats  (Software) for Submission of Offers Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.   Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files); Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files:   When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater; Other electronic format.     If you wish to submit an offer using another format other than described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation.     Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation.     Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer; and Submitted SF330 s are not to exceed a total of fifty (50) pages INCLUDING cover page and any other submitted documents. Please note that we can no longer accept.zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. Subject Line:   Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation; Size:   Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes.   Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by a Contracting Officer. Submission is to be no more than a total of fifty (50) pages; and The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Point of Contact : Ralf Pietzsch (615)-225-6964 E-mail questions to: ralf.pietzsch@va.gov 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 service-disabled 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 service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (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) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General.   (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement.   A service-disabled 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 service-disabled 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 service-disabled 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 service-disabled 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 service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations:   That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (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; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled 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.

Original Point of Contact

POC Ralf Pietzsch

Place of Performance

VA Memphis;1030 Jefferson Ave;Memphis TN
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