1. The proposed procurement is a competitive 100% Small Business (SB) Set-Aside procurement under North Industry Classification System (NAICS) 237110 (Waterand Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction) and Business Size Standard of $36,500,000. The magnitude of construction is between $10,000,000 and $25,000,000.
2. Project Description: The Washington Aqueduct provides potable water to approximately one million people in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. As part of the water treatment and supply system, the Washington Aqueduct maintains and operates the Dalecarlia and McMillan Water Treatment Plants (WTPs). The North Clearwell is an approximate 612 LF x 162 LF underground structure that is 25' deep and was built in 1904. The North Clearwell is fed by a 72" water mainwhich acts as an influent line at the northwest corner of the Clearwell. The Clearwell effluent and bypass pipes, both 78" in diameter, are located at the south end of the structure. The effluent pipe runs approximately 30' through a sluice gate chamber, in which are four (4) sluice gates, before entering into the South Clearwell. The bypass pipe runs diagonally, in the southwest direction alongside the South Clearwell, and supply water to the Bryant Street Pumping Station.
The work involves the construction, repair and replacement of equipment related to the North and South Clearwells within time-constrained limited outage windows. Specific work items include the replacement of large valves and sluice gates; the installation of static mixers and back flow preventers; the repair of manhole, hatch covers and an Accusonic flow meter. Optional work items include theconstruction of a new two-way roof slab over the North Clearwell and the installation of a green roof system; installation of clearwell baffle walls; electrical utility relocation; and general structural repairs to the interior of the North Clearwell. The work also includes the inspection and cleaning of a 2,500 LF 48" diameter drain pipe containing calcified lime. Hence, an experienced contractor with resources and expertise to handle the following project constraints is needed:
a. General excavation, stockpile, hauling and grading of large areas in a residential neighborhood with production limited by weight restrictions for equipment placement.
b. Installation of large sluice gates, valves, electrical actuators, static mixers, backflow preventers and Accusonic flow meters.
c. Resolving water infiltration issues including concrete column repairs, wall and roof spalling to include structural repairs, epoxy injection and sealing expansion/construction joints.
d. Installation of a reinforced concrete roof overlay slab, installation of a perimeter roof drain system and a waterproof membrane over the roof slab.
e. Installation of green roof system over the North Clearwell.
3. The solicitation will be provided in an electronic format, free of chargeon or about 30 November 2017, to all authenticated account holders registered with the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) System. Please note that all US Army Corps of Engineers acquisitions are considered sensitive, but unclassified documents and require users to have valid MPIN entered in the FBO systems to accesspackage.
4. A firm fixed-price contract will be awarded to the responsive and responsible Bidder, whom the Government determined had an acceptable proposal, conformsto the solicitation, is fair and reasonable, and bids the lowest overall in accordance with FAR 52.217-3 EVALUATION EXCLUSIVE OF OPTIONS (APR 1984).
5. Vendors must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database to receive a government contract award. Vendors must also be registered inRepresentations and Certifications Applications (included in SAM). The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code applicable (237990 listed above) to this acquisition must be in vendor's SAM registration. Note: Update SAM profile to include all applicable NAICS Codes associated with your company. Vendors may register for SAM online at www.sam.gov or by calling 1-866-606-8220.
6. The media through which the Government chooses to issue this solicitationwill be the Internet only. This solicitation will not be issued in paper. No phone or fax request for copy of solicitation will be accepted. Bids can be submitted after the solicitation announcement by mail to:
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
P. O. Box 1715
Baltimore, MD 21201-1715
Or in person at:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
City Crescent Building Room 7000
10 South Howard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Contracting Office Address:
10 South Howard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21203
Place of Performance:
Washington Aqueduct Division
5900 MacArthurBoulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20016
Primary Point of Contact:
MAJ Desiree Dirige
SET-ASIDE: Total Small Business