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Well Decommissioning - Package #1

General Information

Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Feb 13, 2018
Category: Natural Resources and Conservation Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE District, Omaha, Attn: CENWO- CT, 1616 Capitol Ave, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102-4901, United States

Description

Maps Decommission irrigation wells for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Gavins Point Project PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT (PWS) Well Decommissioning Services U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gavins Point Project 1.0 General Information 1.1 Scope of Work. The contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, transportation, tools, materials, supervision and other items necessary to perform well decommissioning on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) lands. This is a fixed priced, performance based service contract where desired outcomes are defined and measured while contractor methods are generally not constrained or directed. 1.1.1. Audubon Bend was purchased by USACE in 2009 as part of the Missouri River Recovery Program. This program is designed, in part, to restore and enhance biological diversity associated with the Missouri River. Audubon Bend is comprised of 2,372 acres adjacent to the Missouri River with approximately 4 miles of riverfront. Upon purchase, approximately 80% of the property was cultivated. Each year USACE converts a portion of the cultivated area into native habitat. Currently, approximately 32% of the property is cultivated, 20% is wooded, and 48% is young woodland and prairie restoration plantings. 1.2 Contractor Personnel 1.2.1 The Contractor shall perform all work under this contract with his own forces except as provided in Paragraph 1.2.2.2 Subcontracting. Employees who perform this work shall be qualified persons on the Contractors own payroll. 1.2.2 All Contractor vehicles shall be registered, licensed and insured to meet all State and local laws. 1.2.2.1 The Contractor employees shall be skilled in and capable of performing the work under this contract. All employees of the Contractor or subcontractor shall be 18 years of age or older. 1.2.2.2 Subcontracting. No work may be subcontracted without written approval of the COR. Compliance with the provisions of this contract by subcontractors shall be the responsibility of the Contractor. 1.2.3 Security Requirements. Physical security at various project locations is subject to change with very little notice. When advised by the COR, the Contractor employees and subcontractors shall comply with any and all changing requirements. Such changes may reduce access to certain areas under this contract. 1.3 Quality Control 1.3.1 The contractor shall designate, in writing, a member of each work crew who shall serve as the contact for matters involving quality and performance or nonperformance of the required work assigned to that crew. The employee (s) shall be qualified and fully competent with full authority to act for, and on behalf of, the contractor as necessary to insure that the required work is performed in accordance with the specifications and standards contained herein. The contractor shall furnish the above written designation to the Contracting Officers Representative at the project no later than the first day of work. The contractor shall include the name(s), address(es), and telephone number(s) of the responsible individual(s). 1.3.2 The Contracting Officer reserves the right to disapprove any individual whom he considers to be incompetent to perform the work required. Such disapprovals will be given to the contractor by written notice. 1.4 Quality Assurance 1.4.1 The government has the right to inspect all services called for by the contract, to the extent practicable at all times and places during the term of the contract. The government shall perform inspections in a manner that will not unduly delay the work. 1.4.2 If any of the services do not conform to contract requirements, the government may require the contractor to perform the services in conformity with contract requirements and at no increase in cost. If the contract requirements are not met after a second attempt the government may (1) require the contractor to take necessary action to ensure that future performance conforms to contract requirements and (2) reduce the contract price to reflect the reduced value of the services performed. 1.4.3 If the contractor fails to promptly perform the services again or to take the necessary action to ensure future performance is in conformity with the contract requirements, the government may (1) by contract, or otherwise, perform the services and charge to the contractor any cost incurred by the government that is directly related to the performance of such service or (2) terminate the contract in whole or in part. 1.5 Pre-Work Meeting. Prior to commencing any activities, the Contractor shall arrange a Pre-work Meeting with the COR. The Meeting shall discuss the work to be performed, scheduling, submittal process, review of the Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA), and abbreviated Accident Prevention Plan (APP). At least two (2) days prior to commencing work, the Contractor shall coordinate their proposed work schedule with the COR. 1.6. Submittals. Prior to commencement of services, the Contractor shall submit the following documents to the COR for review and approval: a. Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA); b. Abbreviated Accident Prevention Plan (APP) c. List of who will perform work on this contract; d. Proof of Insurance for Contractors and Subcontractors; 1.7 Hours of Operation 1.7.1 The Contractor is responsible for conducting business, Monday thru Friday, except Federal holidays or when the Government facility is closed due to local or national emergencies, administrative closings, or similar Government directed facility closings, unless approved in advance by the COR. 1.8 Standards and Regulations. The Contractor shall perform to the standards in the contract and comply with all Local, State, and Federal Regulations during the services performed. The Contractor is responsible for ascertaining the extent to which these regulations affect the operations resulting from this contract and to comply therewith. Applicable regulations to this work included, but are not limited to the following: a. The State of Nebraska, Title 178, Chapter 12 Standards (http://www.sos.ne.gov/rules-and-regs/regsearch/Rules/Health_and_Human_Services_System/Title-178/Chapter-12.pdf). b. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 36, Chapter III, Part 327, Rules and Regulations Governing Public Use on Corps of Engineers Water Resource Development Projects EP 1165-2-316 (http://www.publications.usace.army.mil/Portals/76/Publications/EngineerPamphlets/EP_1165-2-316.pdf?ver=2013-08-22-104526-670) c. Engineering Manual (EM) 385-1-1 (USACE - Safety and Health Requirements Manual), dated November 2014; 1.9 Safety. The local emergency phone numbers will be furnished to the Contractor by the COR. In addition to applicable Local, State, and Federal laws, the Contractor and their subcontractors are required to adhere to all provisions of the EM 385-1-1. Where safety standards conflict, the most stringent standard shall apply. A copy of the EM 385-1-1 can be found electronically at the following link: http://www.publications.usace.army.mil/Portals/76/Publications/EngineerManuals/EM_385-1-1.pdf 1.9.1 Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA). The Contractor shall prepare AHAs IAW Paragraph 01.A.14 or 01.A.15 of the EM 385-1-1. If using Paragraph 01.A.15, prepare AHAs IAW Figure 1-2. 1.9.2 Abbreviated Accident Prevention Plan (APP). It is understood that the EM 385-1-1 in its entirety may be too complex for the type of work being performed under these contracts, Contractors may reference Appendix A, for abbreviated Accident Prevention Plan (APP). The contractor shall only need to submit items in Appendix A that are pertinent to the contract. The contractor shall use a qualified person to prepare the site-specific Abbreviated Accident Prevention Plan (AAPP). Prepare the AAPP in accordance with the format and requirements of the EM 385-1-1 and supplemented herein. The Contractor shall sign and submit the APP for Government approval prior to the start of work onsite. 1.10 Environmental Protection. The Contractor shall perform all work in such a manner as to minimize the polluting of air, water, or land, and shall, within reasonable limits, control noise and the disposal of solid waste materials, as well as other pollutants. 1.10.1 Protection of Resources. The Contractor shall not pollute streams, lakes or reservoirs with fuels, oils, bitumens, calcium chloride, acids, insecticides, herbicides or other harmful materials. The Contractor shall investigate and comply with all applicable Federal, State, County and Municipal laws concerning pollution of rivers and streams. 1.10.2 Spillage. Special measures shall be taken to prevent chemicals and other materials from entering public waters. If any spillage occurs, the Contractor shall remove the material and restore the area to its original condition. If necessary, contaminated ground shall be excavated and disposed of as directed by the Contracting Officer, and replaced with suitable fill material, compacted and finished with topsoil and planted as required to reestablish vegetation all at the expense of the Contractor. 1.10.2.1 Disposal. Disposal of all materials shall be at the appropriate locations as directed by the COR. Disposal of any materials, wastes, effluent, trash, garbage, fuel, chemicals, etc., in areas adjacent to streams shall not be permitted. If any waste material is dumped in unauthorized areas, the Contractor shall remove the material and restore the area to the original condition before being disturbed. If necessary, contaminated ground shall be excavated and disposed of as directed by the Contracting Officer, and replaced with suitable fill material, compacted and finished with topsoil and planted as required to reestablish vegetation all at the expense of the Contractor. 1.10.3 Equipment Accountability. The Contractor shall clean all equipment prior to entering Corps property. The equipment shall have not visible soil, roots, vegetative material, seeds, or other debris that could contain seeds. 1.10.4 Protection of Fish and Wildlife. The Contractor shall at all times perform work and take such steps required to minimize interference with or disturbance to fish and wildlife. The Contractor will not be permitted to alter water flows or otherwise disturb native habitat adjacent to the project area that, in the opinion of the Contracting Officer, are critical to fish or wildlife. 1.11 Physical Security 1.11.1 The Contractor shall be responsible for safeguarding all Government facilities, property and materials provided for Contractor use. All Government facilities, property and materials shall be appropriately secured at all times. Specific security conditions may change based on threats to national defense, and based on the risk of specific facilities to these threats. The Contractor shall abide by these changing conditions at all times. The Government is not responsible for the Contractors equipment when stored on Government property administered by the USACE Gavins Point Project. 1.11.2 Key Control. The Contractor shall ensure all keys issued to the Contractor by the Government are not lost, stolen or duplicated and are not used by unauthorized persons. 1.11.2.1 The Contractor shall immediately report to the COR any occurrences of lost or stolen keys. 1.11.2.2 In the event keys, other than master keys are lost or stolen, the Contractor may be required, upon written direction of the COR, to re-key or replace the affected lock or locks without cost to the Government. The Government may, however, at its option, replace the affected lock or locks or perform re-keying and deduct the cost of such from the monthly payment due the Contractor. If a master key is lost or stolen, the Government may need to replace all locks and keys for that system. The total cost of such replacement will be deducted from the monthly payment due the Contractor. 1.11.2.3 The Contractor shall prohibit the use of keys issued by the Government by any persons other than the Contractors employees. The Contractor shall not facilitate access of secured areas to persons other than Contractor personnel or subcontractors engaged in performance of contract work requirements. 2.0 Definitions. The following definitions and descriptions apply wherever the word, phrase, or acronym is used in this performance work statement. Acceptable Level of Performance (ALP): The maximum percent defective, the maximum number of defects per hundred units, or the number of defects in a lot that can be considered satisfactory on the average. The allowable leeway or variance from a standard before the government will reject the specific service. Contracting Officers Representative (COR): means an individual designated an authorized in writing by the Contracting Officer to perform specific technical or administrative functions. Daily Duties: To be performed each day facilities are serviced. Performance-Based Contract (FAR 2.101): Structuring all aspects of an acquisition around the purpose of the work to be performed with the contract requirements set forth in clear, specific, and objective terms with measurable outcomes as opposed to either the manner by which the work is to be performed or broad and imprecise. Performance Requirements Summary (PRS): The PRS shows contract requirements, the component requirements related to each contract requirement, the price of each work requirement as a percentage of the associated contract requirement (Fixed Price Contracts), the standard of performance, and the acceptable level of performance (ALP) for each work requirement. 3.0 Specific Tasks 3.1 Basic Services. The Contractor shall provide well decommissioning services for six (6) irrigation wells at Audubon Bend. Well decommissioning will meet State of Nebraska standards. Wells are located within or along the edges of natural areas (Technical Exhibit 2). The Contractor shall make every effort to minimize damage to surrounding habitat in natural areas when accessing and decommissioning the wells. The Contractor will complete all services between May 14, 2018 and September 30, 2018. 3.1.1. Audubon Bend is located near Wynot, Nebraska in Cedar County. 3.1.2 Irrigation Well Related Equipment. In the case that pumps, switches, pivots, or any other irrigation related equipment are still attached to a well or located in the immediate area surrounding a well that the Contractor needs to access, the Contractor is responsible for coordinating removal of the equipment by the property owners through the COR. 3.2 Description of Work Areas 3.2.1 Well Location A. Location A is a covered well along the edge of a dirt road. See Attachment 1 (Technical Exhibit 3). 3.2.2 Well Location B. Location B is a sealed well within a grassland that contains scattered young cottonwood trees. The area is mostly flat ground with a few gentle slopes. See Attachment 1 (Technical Exhibit 4). 3.2.3 Well Location C. Location C is a sealed well within a grassland. The area is mostly flat ground. See Attachment 1 (Technical Exhibit 5). 3.2.4 Well Location D. Location D is a covered well within a grassland, within about 30 feet of location C. See Attachment 1 (Technical Exhibit 6). 3.2.5 Well Location E. Location E is a covered well within a grassland. The area is flat ground with a few gentle slopes. See Attachment 1 (Technical Exhibit 7). 3.2.6 Well Location F. Location F is a covered well within a crop field that will be planted to prairie in the spring of 2018. The area is mostly flat ground. See Attachment 1 (Technical Exhibit 8). 4.0 Performance Requirements Summary The Contractor service requirements are summarized into performance objectives that relate directly to mission essential items. The performance threshold briefly describes the minimum acceptable levels of service required for each requirement. These thresholds are critical to mission success. Performance Objective Standard Performance Threshold Method of Surveillance PRS # 1. The Contractor shall provide well decommissioning services for 6 irrigation wells at Audubon Bend in accordance with the PWS. Contractor shall decommission all wells in accordance with The State of Nebraska, Title 178, Chapter 12 Standards. Zero deviation from standard. Random direct inspection.

Original Point of Contact

POC Monica Dwyer, Phone: 4026677873, Matthew D. Hibbert, Phone: 4029952480

Place of Performance

Address:
Audubon Bend near Wynot, NE, Wynot, Nebraska, United States
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