FBO Notice Date 05/21/18
BIDS Reference Number 220
Document Type: Sources Sought
Furniture

Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, Office of Procurement Services, 20210-0001

71 -- Workplace Modernization Pilot SOL 1605-BOC-18-NAT-0134 DUE 070218 POC VALERIE S PICKARD, Contracting Officer, Phone 2026934591, Email pickard.valerie.s@dol.gov - Shayla Battle, Contracting Officer, Phone 2026937176, Email Battle.Shayla.E@dol.gov
***BAILMENT AGREEMENT***

DISCLAIMER:
This Request for Information (RFI) is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quotes (RFQ). In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) section 15.209(c), responses to this RFI are not offers and will not be accepted by the Government to form an agreement or binding contract of any nature. DOL will not award a contract based on this RFI, but information received may be used to assist DOL in creating an RFP or RFQ. All information solicited and received in response to thisRFI will be treated as information only and will not be returned. Respondents are advised not to include any confidential business information with a response as the Government does not guarantee confidentiality of the information received. Although DOL asks that no confidential business information be submitted, it is our practice to keep all responses confidential, except to the extent requiredby Federal law, and available for in-house Government personnel only.

Background: The DOL Workplace Modernization Pilot will consist of approximately 3,300 square feet on the east side of the Frances Perkins Building 6th floor Cafeteria seating area. The Workplace Modernization Pilot initiative will provide DOL staff the opportunity to test office furniture, including storage, as well as various office furniture configurations in order to aid inthe development of specifications for alternative workplace models. Alternativeworkplace model concepts include individual work stations in a variety of styles and configurations, as well as both formal and informal collaboration areas. The furniture and configurations are based on the concept that different work settings may be ideal for the work performed by different offices/programs. DOL wants furniture that is easily reconfigurable and moveable and all configurations stem from the same "kit of parts". Tests of furniture designed for alternative workplaces will have a great impact on the workplace model to be employed within DOL's National Office, which is located at 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington,DC.

Description: DOL requires testing of a "shared-workstation environment" for employees and guests performing various tasks within approximately 3,300 square feet of DOL's National Office. Currently the identified space is a portion of the Frances Perkins Building 6th Floor cafeteria seating area. The North and East walls of the space will be hard-walled, floor to ceiling. The South wall will be a demountable wall, provided by others, suspendedbetween two columns that extends 9' AFF. There is no wall to the West of the space, however the space is to be delineated by furniture such as the lockers and systems furniture shown on Attachment B This space will be renovated prior to furniture install. Furniture installation will be into the space "as-is". Existingfurniture will be removed by the government and the new furniture components being provided will use the plug and play power and data system installed as part of the renovation. Demountable walls shall be installed, along with the furniture, to create the conference room, private room, and teaming rooms shown on Attachment B furniture plan. The Demountable walls will need to be capable of housingcabling/wiring with access ports on the interior panels as shown on the Attachment C electrical drawing to support the furniture/function of each space.

Location: Participating vendors shall provide furnishingsfor selected areas within DOL National Office, Frances Perkins Building at 200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20210.

Period of Testing: The testing period will be for a period of up to 18 months from completion of furniture installation at 200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20210.

Bailment Agreement: Participating vendors shall enter into a bailment agreement with DOL as to the furniture supplied. Attachment Ais a copy of the bailment agreement.
NOTE: FAR 52.215-3, Request for Information and Solicitation for Planning Purposes (Oct 1997), is hereby incorporatedby reference.

Response Packages: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Interested vendors shall submit a response package that consists of six (6) separate tabs: TAB I: Cover Letter; TAB II: Narrative; TAB III: Past Performance Information; TAB IV: Vendor Recommendations Based on Provided Furniture Layout, and Optional TAB V: Vendor's Proposed Alternative Layout and Timeline.

Deadline for Submitting Questions: Please note the deadline that have been established for submitting questions to this RFI. A deadline of Monday, June 18th, 2018 has been established forvendor questions to this initial RFI.

RFI Due Date/Time: Responses to this RFI are due by 12:00 p.m., EST. on Monday, July2, 2018 to Valerie Pickard, Department of Labor, Office of ProcurementServices, 200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20210. E-mail packages are preferred. Faxes will not be accepted. Proposals or quotes are not requested at this time and will not be considered. For more information, please contact ValariePickard by e-mail at (No telephone inquiries please.).

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOL/OASAM/WashingtonDC/1605-BOC-18-NAT-0134 /listing.html