Asbestos abatement (VA-18-00125969)
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Department of Veterans Affairs;Network Contracting Office 6;100 Emancipation Drive;Hampton VA 23667
Contract Title. ASBESTOS ABATEMENT SERVICES. Background/Dates of Service (Period of Performance). The Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center is requesting ASBESTOS/LEAD/MOLD ABATEMENT SERVICES service at the medical center in Richmond, VA beginning in FY19. Base + 4 Years. Scope. The contractor shall provide all labor and materials including tools and apparatus, equipment, supervision, certifications, licenses, permits, regulatory notifications, transportation and disposal necessary to perform asbestos, lead, and mold abatement work at the Richmond Veterans Affairs Medical Center (RICVAMC). All work shall be performed by state-licensed abatement contractors using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-accredited, state-certified or state-licensed workers and supervisors. Contractor and employee training and certifications shall be commensurate to work performed and with requirements for licensing. All asbestos disposal facilities performing under this contract shall, at all times possess the applicable Federal, State, and Local regulatory approvals, and each asbestos disposal facility shall be approved in advance in writing by the Contracting Officer s Representative (COR). The contractor shall perform the necessary planning, documentation, permitting, removal, monitoring, inspection, testing, disposal, and other support services to ensure that VA patients, employees, and visitors will not be adversely affected by asbestos, mold, and lead abatement work. The contractor will assure the abatement work proceeds in accordance with specifications as contained within the contract and verify the abated areas or abated buildings have been successfully decontaminated. The contractor shall advise the VA of all Federal, State, and Local regulatory or guidance revisions that take place during the contract. The contractor shall have responsibility to perform the work in accordance with the most current requirements along with the contract/specification requirements, to perform continuous inspection, monitoring, and testing for the safety of employees, and to perform other such services as specified. Any conflicts shall be addressed in writing to the COR. There will be Industrial Hygiene Quality Assurance oversight (third-party) as the Government s independent Industrial Hygienist. The contractor cannot perform any abatement without the presence of the third-party Government s independent VA Industrial Hygienist. The contractor s Industrial Hygienist shall continuously inspect and monitor conditions inside and outside the regulated area to ensure compliance with these specifications. In addition, the IH shall personally manage air sample collection, analysis, and evaluation for personnel, regulated area, and adjacent area samples to satisfy EPA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Commonwealth of Virginia Standards. SPECIFICATIONS a. The work shall include asbestos, mold, and lead abatement services for health care, administrative, laboratory, research, support buildings and structures. b. The contractor shall ensure that asbestos, mold, and lead abatement projects comply with VA specifications of the Department of Veteran Affair s Technical Information Library (TIL) and all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. Including, but not limited to the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) 40 CFR 763 Subpart E, Asbestos NESHAP Regulation Rule 370, OSHA CFR 1926.1101 Abatement Standard for Asbestos. US EPA 40 CFR 745 Subpart L Lead Based Paint Activities, and OSHA CFR 1926.62 Lead in Abatement (Occupational Safety and Health Agency). c. The contractor, when required to complete a task, shall move and return all furniture, furnishings, storage racks, file cabinets, desks, chairs, wall decor, and other applicable items to the original position following abatement; as identified at the discretion of the COR. d. Following completion of abatement, the contractor is responsible for cleaning equipment staging areas, removing all equipment, and asbestos wastes generated by the asbestos abatement. e. Any contractor personnel who knowingly and willfully disregards any applicable Federal, State and/or local Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, environmental protection and/or public health statute or its implementing regulations; VA OSH, environmental (GEMS) and/or information security requirement; is subject to immediate removal from the job site and medical center by the VA Police. In addition, the contractor personnel who committed the violation or created/knowingly allowed the violation to occur, shall not be allowed to return to continue performing on the project unless cleared in writing by the Contracting Officer after sufficient rehabilitation (e.g., retraining). f. Any contractor personnel who knowingly and willfully commits any criminal offense (e.g., introduction of dangerous weapons as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 930) or contraband to VA property, traffic and parking infractions) is subject to citation and/or arrest by the VA Police and prosecution in Federal District Court. g. All waste manifests will be received within 30 days after completion of each job. 6. Contractor Certifications Contractor shall certify, in writing, that: Solvents (e.g., mastic removers) or products containing solvents (e.g., encapsulants) designated by the U.S. EPA as Class I ozone depleting substances, such as but not limited to, carbon tetrachloride and methyl chloroform (1,1,1-trichloroethane); or other chlorinated hydrocarbon solvent degreasers such as, but not limited to, dichloromethane (methylene chloride), chloroform, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), are not to be used for any task order issued under this contract. Solvents or products containing solvents will not become a Federal or State-EPA regulated hazardous wastes when spent (e.g., no solvents that will generate D-listed or F-listed wastes). Encapsulates do not contain any of the 8 RCRA metals Arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, selenium and silver in sufficient concentration to require disposal as RCRA hazardous waste when removed and disposed. Asbestos: Replacement materials (e.g., insulation) shall not contain asbestos in any amount as defined by the U.S. EPA and OSHA. For purposes of this contract, vermiculite insulation is presumptively ACM (Asbestos Containing Materials), and shall not be used in any replacement product. Silica: Materials shall not contain free crystalline silica. High acute toxicity. Materials shall not contain any ingredient in a concentration of 1.0 percent or greater that meets the GHS (Government Hygienists Society) toxicity Category 1, 2 or 3. Human Carcinogens: Materials shall not contain any ingredient in a concentration of 0.1 percent or greater that is a GHS Category 1A or 1B human carcinogen, or is listed by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) as a Category A1-Confirmed human carcinogen or Category A2 - Suspected human carcinogen. Mutagens. Material shall not contain any ingredient greater than 0.1% that is a GHS Category 1A or 1B mutagen, or greater than 1.0% of a Category 2 mutagen. Allergens/sensitizers. Materials shall not contain any ingredient in a concentration greater than one percent (1%) that is an allergen, respiratory and/or skin sensitizer. Flammables and corrosives. Materials shall not be flammable or meet the GHS definition of a Category 1, 2 or 3 corrosive. 7. JOB SITE This work is being performed in a hospital environment; therefore, the Contractors performance of this contract shall not interfere with Patient Care or Hospital Operation. If necessary for reasons of patient care/hospital operation, the VA (COTR) may direct the Contractor to stop work or limit the types of work that can be performed. This may occur with little or no advance notice. The contractor shall have access to the area where work is to be performed. The movement of contractor personnel, equipment, materials, and tools shall be confined to this area so as not to interfere with ongoing hospital operations. Delivery of materials and equipment shall be made with minimum interference to Government operations and personnel. VA personnel shall not assist with contractor shipments or deliveries that are made to the job site. The contractor shall be responsible for providing all work site protective barriers and site control devices. This includes, but is not limited to protective fences, protective tapes and protective signage. The contractor shall be responsible for providing all necessary traffic control (i.e., street blockages, traffic cones, and flagman) at no additional cost to the Government. Proposed traffic control methods shall be submitted to the COR for final approval. No street or access way shall be completely closed to traffic without prior approval from the COR. The contractor shall take all precautions to ensure that no damage to private or public property will result from their operations. If such damages occur, the contractor shall make all necessary repairs and/or replacements at no cost to the Government. Magnitude of Construction: $25,000 - $100,000 NOTE: THIS NOTICE WAS NOT POSTED TO FEDBIZOPPS ON THE DATE INDICATED IN THE NOTICE ITSELF (28-NOV-2018); HOWEVER, IT DID APPEAR IN THE FEDBIZOPPS FTP FEED ON THIS DATE. PLEASE CONTACT 877-472-3779 or firstname.lastname@example.org REGARDING THIS ISSUE.
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