FBO Notice Date 02/14/19
BIDS Reference Number 188
Document Type: Presolicitation
Maintenance, Repair, And Alteration Of Real Property

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Pacific West Area, N/A

Z -- Greenhouse Repairs SOL 12905B19R0010 POC Jeffery A. Ridenour, Contract Specialist, Phone (309) 363-5914, Email jeffery.ridenour@ars.usda.govThis is a pre-solicitation announcement for the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center, 9611 S. Riverbend Avenue, Parlier, CA. 93648. A Request for Proposal will be issued on this Federal Business Opportunities website on or about March 1, 2019 for construction project, Greenhouse Repairs, USDA, ARS, 9611 S. Riverbend Avenue, Parlier, CA. 93648. This announcement is a total set-aside for Small Business Concerns. The USDA is seeking a qualified Contractor to furnish all tools, equipment, material, permits, labor, and supervision necessary to accomplish, the work as provided in the Contract documents, Plans, and Specifications, summary of which is provided below:

This project contains Items as listed below:

1. Greenhouse 68 - sf 1920
Inspect ~24" x 26" glass panes on a glass-covered greenhouse. Each panel is secured to the greenhouse roof trusses by anodized steel strips and weatherproofing. Replace broken glass panes with tempered glass - same size as the original glass. A visual inspection showed 13 panels as cracked or broken. Some of the cracked panes were sealed by chalk to ensure maintenance of insect-proof status. Re-positioning of some unbroken glass panes that may have slipped over time to show gaps, need to be adjusted to ensure insect -proof status. Work requires moving of shade cloth to access glass panels from theexterior, ladders, safety equipment and experienced workman to conduct the repairs on the roof which is supported by trusses and cross beams.

2. Greenhouse 67 East - sf 2955 and 67 West - sf 2955
Problem: Leaking Lexan roof panels in the greenhouses (67 East and 67 West) due to deteriorated panels and fastening screws. These leaks allow water in during rain and prevent efficient climate control.
Solution: Because of the age of the roofing material (almost 18 years old) and the degree of deterioration of the fastening screws, replace all Lexan panels for a leak proof roof. Also, in addition to the roofreplacement, re-mount and secure the shade cloth roof supports.

3. Greenhouse 74 (Insectary)
Assess polycarbonate joints in ceiling andwalls (554 sf), remove failed caulking and reseal air tight. Secure insulation falling in the headhouse (721 sf open work area) and repair ceiling surrounding exhaust vent that was damaged by a water leak.

Completion Time: 45 calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed. Prior to commencing work, the contractor receiving award shall provide proof that an OSHA certified "competent person" (CP) (29 CFR 1926.20 (b)(2)) with 30-hour OSHA certification will maintain a presence at the work site whenever the generalor subcontractors are present. All employees of general contractor or subcontractors on site shall have the 10-hour OSHA certified Construction Safety course.

This construction project is set-aside for Small Business firms (SB). The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 238150- Glass and Glazing Contractors and size standard $15 million applies. In accordance with FAR 36.204, disclosure of the magnitude of this construction project is between $25,000 and $100,000. The government intends to award a Firm Fixed Price Contract in April 2019. This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for submission of offers. No other information regarding scope, dates, etc is available until issuance of the solicitation on http://www.fbo.gov.

As authorized by FAR 5.102, solicitation dissemination is limited to electronic medium, and the USDA will provide no hard copies. The solicitation, consisting of various solicitation documents, specifications, forms, and drawings will only be available for download at no charge at the Federal Business Opportunities(FBO) website (http://www.fbo.gov) on or about March 1, 2019, with a due date to be specified in the Solicitation. Further details of all dates and events, including site visit and proposal due date, will be available in the solicitation. No other site shall be used to obtain these documents.

All interested offeror's (prime contractors & subcontractors) should register at www.fedbizopps.gov so that others will know of your interest in participating in this procurement. A Bidder's List WILL NOT be prepared nor distributedby the Contracting Officer, as it is the Offeror's responsibility to register at the FedBizOpps website. Offeror's are advised that they are responsible for obtaining ALL solicitation documents and acknowledging any amendments, and should re-visit the FBO website periodically to check for any modifications to this notice, updates, or amendments without further notice from the USDA. Prospective contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications athttp://orca.bpn.gov, shall be registered in the System for Award Management database at http://www.sam.gov, shall be verified in the Vetbiz Registry Information Pages prior to submitting an offer, and shall have completed the VETS-4212 report at: http://www.vets4212.dol.gov (if applicable).

Address ALL questions in WRITING to the issuing office via email to Jeffery.ridenour@ars.usda.gov. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. No other information regarding scope, dates, etc is available until issuance of the solicitation.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/notices/2bfe14385cf5d07f1b3a665fdc93bbbe

SET-ASIDE: Total Small Business