FBO Notice Date 05/21/18
BIDS Reference Number 173
Document Type: Sources Sought
Construction, Mining, Excavating & Highway Maintenance Equipment

Department of the Interior, National Park Service, DSC-CS-Contracting Services Group, 80228

38 -- Replace Primary Potable Water Pumps 1&2 Which Provides Water to TheSouth Rim - Indian Garden SOL GRCA182403PUMPHOUSE DUE 060118 POC Jason Longshore, Contracting Officer, Phone (303) 969-2288, Email jason_longshore@nps.govThe National Park Service (NPS), Department of Interior (DOI), Denver Service Center (DSC), is soliciting proposals on a Full and Open Basis from all interested businesses having the capability to perform the work described below. The solicitation will be issued electronically on the Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fedbizopps.gov. Proposal documents will be available for download inMicrosoft Word, HTML, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe PDF; Specifications will be available in Adobe PDF format; and drawings will be available in PDF format. Please Note: Paper copies of the solicitation will not be made available.
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This pre-solicitation announcement is not a solicitation document, but pre-notice of an upcoming solicitation. Specific instructions on submitting your proposal will be contained in the solicitation documents to be issued on or after the date listed below.

Proposed Solicitation Issue Date: Estimated on/about July 2018.

The NAICS Code for this requirement is 237110 with a size standard of $36.5 million.

Title of Project: Replace Primary Potable Water Pumps 1&2 Which ProvidesWater to The South Rim - Indian Garden

The Work consists of the following but not limited to:
1. The Work within the two Historic Pumphouses, located at the Indian Garden potable pumping facility, approximately 5 miles and 3,700 feet below the South Rim, includes:
a. The construction required to install two new approximately 320 gallon per minute (GPM) multi-stage centrifugal pumps at the Indian Garden facility. Construction will include all activities, transportation (excluding helicopter flight,) and materials required to provide Grand Canyon with a fully operational pump station at Indian Garden.
b. The scheduling and coordination of the helicopter delivery of pumps, building materials, and demolition removals into and out of the Canyon with respect to specific aircraft capacity and local species concerns.
c. The provision of all transportation of supplies, equipment, waste material, etc. to and from the helipad (or adjacent staging area) located on the South Rim.
d. The staging and coordination of all onsite logistics to optimize construction and minimize impacts to park patrons and park operations.
e. The demolition, removal, and disposal of abandoned/unusable equipment to be replaced, such as two existing pumps, variable frequency drives (VFD), piping, storage cabinets, demolished concrete, and pre-project debris adjacent to the pump houses.
f. The provision and installation of all necessary electrical components and cabling, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), piping and valves, surge valve,SCADA equipment, and any additional new equipment and materials needed to support the operation of the new pumps.
g. The provision and management of Pump house building alterations, staging areas, , permanent reinforced interior pump pad installation, and lifts/conveyors for moving pumps and other equipment into and out of the pump house for helicopter transport.
h. Temporary and permanent pump and motor placement, testing, and commissioning, including all control systems.
i. The provision of construction personnel capable of hiking into and out of the Canyon to perform all project site construction activities.

2. Project is designed to comply with a Certification Level according to theU.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System, as specified in Division 01 Section "Sustainable Design Requirements." The project will not be seeking formal LEED certification.

Contractors should address the following Criteria in their capability statements:

1) Experience performing the following work:
a. Rehabilitation work on a designated historic structure.
b. Experience as a prime contractor on projects of a similar scale and complexity in remote locations requiring air, or similar, transport of all materials and equipment.
c. Experience working on projects with natural resource, cultural resource, and visitor/public management considerations.
d. Project management experience including client reporting, SharePoint systems, CPM scheduling, etc.
2) Relevance of Project Experience to this project:
a. Difficult project coordination, communication, security, and logistics
c. Work on projects involving Historical Preservation
d. Cultural resource-sensitive projects
e. Projects with high-visibility and public interest
f. Remote projects requiring air, or similar, transport of all equipment and materials.

Project will be constructed under a single prime contract.

Type of Procurement: A negotiated, firm-fixed price contract will be awardedrequiring submission of both a technical and a price proposal. The government will consider an offeror's technical capability in comparison to its price using the best trade off value method of procurement. Technical factors will be statedin the Request for Proposal in Section M.

Estimated Price Range: $1.M - $5.0M

Estimated Period of Performance: Aug 2018 - Jan 2019

All responsible sources may submit an offer which, if submitted in a timely manner, will be considered. It is the policy of the government to provide maximum practicable opportunities in its acquisitions to small business, veteran-ownedsmall business, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business concerns. Such concerns must also have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate as subcontractors in the contracts awarded by any executive agency, consistent with efficient contract performance. All offerors are strongly encouragedto contact their local Small Business Administration Office, to post their needfor qualified subcontractors at http://www.sba.gov.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOI/NPS/DSC-CS/GRCA182403PUMPHOUSE/listing.html