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Fort Buchanan Utilities Privatization - Amendment 5

General Information

Document Type:MOD
Posted Date:Jan 03, 2018
Category: Utilities and Housekeeping Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations, DLA Energy, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 22060-6222, United States


DLA Energy, in conjunction with the United States Army, plans to offer the privatization of the Electric (NAICS 221122), Water (NAICS 221310), and Wastewater (NAICS 221320) utility systems at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. Utilities Privatization (UP) is defined as the transfer of ownership and responsibility to a municipal, private, regional, district, or cooperative utility company or other entity, for the operations, maintenance, repair, future upgrades, and future utility systems replacements. The conveyance may consist of all right, title, and interest of the United States in the utility system. UP will be accomplished in accordance with 10 U.S.C. §2688 - Utility Systems: Conveyance Authority. As a result of this solicitation, the firm will be selected to assume ownership of the Electric, Water, and Wastewater utility systems. The new owner shall operate and maintain the systems and provide utility services to the Government. The resulting contract, if awarded, will require the Contractor to furnish all facilities, labor, materials, tools, and equipment necessary to own, maintain, and operate the utility system. All responsibility for maintaining reliable service, including such items as environmental compliance, maintenance costs, major system renovations, construction, equipment, manpower, and overhead costs shall become the utility system owners responsibility. The Contractor shall manage the maintenance, repairs, replacement, etc., of the system to ensure continuous, adequate, and dependable service for each Government or tenant connection within the service area. The Contractor shall be responsible for funding all capital investments required to acquire, maintain, and operate the utility system in a safe, reliable condition and to meet the requirements listed in the contract. Real property interests will be conveyed in the form of a Right to Access or an Easement as a reference to the resultant contract. The utility systems will be conveyed via a Bill of Sale upon award of the contract. Past performance information from potential offerors shall be submitted as directed in the solicitation. A Sources Sought Notice for this requirement was previously publicized under solicitation number SPE600-16-R-0811 on March 9, 2016. The Sources Sought Notice has closed and market research is complete. This requirement will be unrestricted. All responsible sources are encouraged to submit an offer. Other-than-small businesses are required to submit a subcontracting plan with their offer. Interested sources may contact Anne Ditch at Anne.Ditch@dla.mil, Anna Muldowney at Anna.Muldowney @dla.mil or Taina Rivera at Taina.Rivera@dla.mil, to be added to our offeror mailing list. A copy of the solicitation will be available on or after May 15, 2017, via the Federal Business Opportunity (FBO) system (https://www.fbo.gov). Secure Documents As this requirement will be an unrestricted, competitive action, several of the solicitation documents will be posted as "secured" on the Federal Business Opportunity ("FedBizOpps" or "FBO") website. In order to view those documents, vendors will need to obtain special access. The process of obtaining access is somewhat lengthy, therefore all interested vendors are encouraged to begin that process as soon as possible. Instructions for obtaining access are provided below. Instructions for access to the FBO Secure Site To access the secured, but unclassified, documents in the FBO system, vendors must follow these instructions: 1. Register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. For assistance with SAM, please contact the SAM help desk. Contact information is available at https://www.fsd.gov/. 2. Once registered in SAM, go to the FBO website at https://www.fbo.gov/ and log in. Verify your SAM registration within the FBO system. For assistance with FBO, please consult the FBO Vendor Guide, which is available at https://www.fbo.gov/downloads/FBO_Vendor_Guide.pdf. 3. After your SAM registration is verified in the FBO system, please follow the steps as outlined below: a) Begin by clicking on the secured document link, which should then provide you with the corresponding link for the DD Form 2345, Military Critical Technical Data Agreement. The DD2345 is also available at: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/forms/eforms/dd2345.pdf. b) Fill out the DD 2345 and submit a hard copy of the original form, together with all required documentation, to the U.S./Canada Joint Certification Office, at the address listed on the form. c) The Joint Certification Office will return an approved and signed certified form, which will include your certification and expiration date. d) For assistance with the DD2345, or to inquire about the acceptability of electronic provision of documentation, please contact the U.S./Canada Joint Certification Office. Contact information is available at https://public.logisticsinformationservice.dla.mil/PublicHome/jcp/#. DLA Energy is not involved in the approval process and cannot provide assistance with processing. e) Once approval is received, it can take up to 24 hours for the JCP information to reach all systems. 4. Once you receive the approved DD2345 from JCP, and have verified your status on the JCP website, enter the FBO system and click on the secure document link. The FBO system will require you to enter your MPIN. If you are not prompted to enter a MPIN, please contact the FBO help desk. Contact information can be found at https://www.fsd.gov/. a) The MPIN is a mandatory data element created by the SAM registrant which must have nine characters [consisting of at least one letter (upper or lower case) and one number, with no spaces or special characters permitted] b) The MPIN allows access to related acquisition systems (i.e. ORCA and PPIRS). It also validates access to sensitive, but unclassified, documents associated with a notice posted to FBO. 5. Following verification of the MPIN in FBO, vendors must then submit a request for explicit access to the secure documents through the FBO system by clicking on the secure document line, then clicking the "Request Explicit Access" button. Upon requesting explicit access in the FBO system, vendors should send an email notification to the DLA Energy personnel assigned to the procurement, so that they can approve the request in the FBO system. Vendors will receive an email once the access request has been approved by DLA Energy. Once the MPIN has been verified in the FBO system and explicit access has been granted, vendors will be able to enter the system and view the secure documents. Contracting Office Address: Defense Logistics Agency DLA (Lorton) DLA Energy - FEE (Utility Services Division) 8725 John J. Kingman Road, STP 10400 Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221 Primary Point of Contact: Taina Rivera Contracting Officer Email: Taina.Rivera@dla.mil Phone: (703) 617-1480 Secondary Points of Contact: Anne Ditch Contract Specialist Anne.Ditch@dla.mil Phone: (703) 617-9652 Anna Muldowney Contract Specialist Email: Anna.Muldowney@dla.mil Phone: (703) 617-1489 Added: <input type="hidden" name="dnf_class_values[procurement_notice][description][1][added_on]" value="2017-05-31 16:28:06">May 31, 2017 4:28 pm Modified: <input type="hidden" name="dnf_class_values[procurement_notice][description][1][modified_on]" value="2018-01-03 15:47:29">Jan 03, 2018 3:47 pm Track Changes PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE & SITE VISITS: A pre-proposal conference is scheduled for June 27, 2017 at 1:00PM local time. Site visits for the Water and Wastewater Systems will be held on June 28, 2017 at 9:00AM local time. A site visit for the Electric System will be held on June 29, 2017 at 9:00AM local time. Offerors must register for this conference and site visits via email by contacting the points of contact listed in Blocks 7 and 8 of the SF 33. Details regarding exact location and security requirements will be provided upon registration. Registration requests for all Offerors who wish to attend the Pre-proposal Conference and Site Visit(s) must be submitted no later than June 12, 2017 by 4:30 pm EST. Requests should include the following information for each individual planning to attend: Full Name (first, middle, last), Company Name, Phone Number, Email Address, and S ystem(s) you want to visit. In order to make the conference as productive as possible, offerors are requested to submit any questions in writing (electronic email is preferred) at least 5 working days in advance of the conference to the points of contact listed in blocks 7 and 8 of the SF33. ******************************** Amendment 0001 hereby extends the proposal due date from August 28, 2017 to October 11, 2017. ******************************** Amendment 0002 hereby revises utility-specific attachment JA1, incorporates additional documents in the Technical Library and revises RFP Section L.2.1.7. ******************************** Amendment 0003 hereby extends the proposal due date from October 11, 2017 to December 11, 2017. ******************************** Amendment 0004 hereby extends the proposal due date from December 11, 2017 to January 31, 2018. ******************************** Amendment 0005 hereby postpones responses until further notice due to acts of God. Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017, causing extensive and major damage to infrastructure. The Government is currently assessing its utility infrastructure and the impact any damage will have on the requirements for the privatization efforts at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. The Government is unable to respond to questions or accommodate any additional site visits at this time. Additional information will be provided to prospective offerors as it becomes available.

Original Point of Contact

POC Taina M. Rivera, Phone: 703-617-1480, Anne T. Ditch, Phone: 7036179652

Place of Performance

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Buchanan, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, 00934, United States
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