1. CONTRACT INFORMATION:
This is a public announcement in accordance with Public Law (PL) 92-582 "TheBrooks Act" and FAR Subpart 36.6 acquisition procedures. Applicants shall be evaluated and selection based on demonstrated competence and qualifications, and acontract shall be negotiated for the required work.
The proposed facility is an approximately 6,683 square meters (SM) communication facility at Osan Air Base, Korea. The project consists of a secure communications facility, including collective protection system, with supporting amenities/facilities to include utilities, pavements, site improvements, retaining wall(s), communication support, passive force protection measures, collective protection system, EMP Shielding, and backup power generation. Sustainable Design and Energy Policy Act 2005 requirements shall be required.
Applicable North American Industry Classification (NAICS) codes are 541310 for Architectural Services and 541330 for Engineering Services.
This is an unrestricted acquisition open to all business concerns possessingthe required security clearance described in Section 3a. A firm-fixed-price contract shall be negotiated. This A-E contract is anticipated to be awarded in February-March 2018. The 100% Design Completion date for the US format design is 18January 2019 with a MND-DIA format design package due 28 February 2019. If a large business is selected for this contract, it must comply with FAR 52.219-9 regarding the requirement for a subcontracting plan on that part of work it intendsto subcontract. The subcontracting plan is not required with this submittal, but shall be required with the fee proposal of the firm selected for negotiations.
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2. PROJECT INFORMATION:
The Communication Headquarters (HQ) Building project shall provide an adequately sized, configured, secured, and semi-hardened facility for the United States Air Force. The Government seeks a design for a modern, efficient, consolidatedCommunications Squadron (CS) and alternate Emergency Operations Center (EOC) facility to enhance management and mission effectiveness as well as effectively support contingency operations at Osan Air Base, Korea, a joint, warfighting installation. The HQ facility design shall include a Network Control Center (NCC), Telecommunications Center (TCC), and administration areas. Additional project requirements shall include internal communication systems, elevators, a fire protection system, a collective protection system (CPS), EMP shielding, backup and redundant power supplies, a communication vault, a concrete encased outside plant (OSP), a manhole duct system (MHDS), force protection measures, site and roadway improvements.
3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this project are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by eachsub-criterion). Criteria "a" through "e" are primary selection criteria; Criteria "f" is secondary and shall only be used as a tie-breaker. Design experience in the Republic of Korea shall not be factor when determining an A-E Offeror's qualification rating. All completed sections of the SF330 shall follow the submission requirement description stated in the general and specific instructions.
a. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence in the design of:
i. Semi-hardened U.S. military headquarters communication facilities using Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Facilities Criteria, instructions, manuals, standards and specifications. A proposal demonstrating experience and technical competence in design of facilities for the U.S. Air Force may receive a higher rating.
ii. DoD military facilities with Command, Control, Communication, Computer, and Intelligence (C4I) systems.
iii. Facilities including semi-hardened or hardened blast engineering per DoD technical criteria.
iv. Facilities including EMP protective systems.
v. Collective Protection Systems (CPSs)or Chemical, Biological, Radiation filtration systems - with redundant capability and bypass capability for daily HVAC use.
vi. Projects including Building Information Modeling (BIM) to efficiently produce and document the design.
vii. Facilities using sustainable standards and utilizing green energy alternatives with energy monitoring and control systems that reduce life cycle cost.
viii. Projects using Bill of Material-based construction cost estimates.
ix. Proposals that demonstrate experience designing facilities for the U.S. AirForce may receive higher ratings.
x. The A-E Offeror must, at the time of submission of its qualifications statement (SF 330), possess a facility clearance of Secret, with approval to store Classified Materials.
SF330 Requirements for Criterion 3a. "Specialized Experience and Technical Competence": Submit project narratives (limited to 10 projects) that demonstratesthe above criteria in SF330 Section F. Example Projects Which Best Illustrate Proposed Team's Qualifications for this Contract. Identify all subcontractor firms that will play important roles for the completion of this project requirement in Section C. Proposed Team.
b. Professional Qualifications.
i. The Government shall evaluate the qualifications of the A-E Offeror's proposed key personnel (including subcontractor key personnel) for all relevant disciplines for the project (for example, but not limited to: project management, architectural, mechanical, electrical, LEED, BIM, etc.) that it proposes to employ to complete the requirements listed in Section 2. Project Information, in terms of:
professional licenses and certifications;
overall and relevant experience; and
specialized experience in the areas of practice identified in Paragraph 3a.
ii. For relevant key personnel, possession of, at a minimum, a Secret clearance, and the ability to handle classified material.
iii. The identified principals and primary lead architect or engineer in each offered discipline must be registered to practice in the appropriate professional field in the U.S.
SF330 Requirements for Criterion 3b. "Professional Qualifications": Submit an Organization Chart in Section D. Organizational Chart of Proposed Team, identifying all Key Personnel that will be part of the design team. The Organization shall show a clear hierarchy and reporting structure. Résumés for all key personnel shown in the Organizational Chart, that demonstrate the above criteria shall be submitted in SF330 Section E. Résumés of Key Personnel Proposed for this Contract. Identify key personnel participation in any ofthe projects submitted as part of Section F. Example Projects Which Best Illustrate Proposed Team's Qualifications for this Contract in Section G. Key Personnel Participation in Example Projects.
c. Past Performance. The Government will:
i. Evaluate the relevance and quality of the A-E Offeror's performance of design work on projects of a similar scope and magnitude to the proposed Communication HQ building design. More recent past performance information may receive a higher rating.
ii. Evaluate an A-E Offeror's past performance in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules.
iii. The Government may evaluate past performance information obtained from the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) and other sources, such as FAPIIS and eSRS for past compliance with approved subcontracting plans.
SF330 Requirements for Criterion 3c. "Past Performance": Provide past performance information for all projects that have been listed in Part I, Section F. Include past performance information for all projects, if completed, that have been listed in response to Selection Criterion 3a. "Specialized Experience and Technical Competence". For U.S. Federal Government contracts, state the contract number. Provide a final copy of the Contractor Performance Assessment Review System (CPARS) report for each U.S. Federal Government contract.
Beyond the requirement to provide CPARS reports, an A-E Offeror may submit any other documented information on past performance. Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQ) may be submitted to provide or supplement an A-E Offeror's past performance on projects performed for other than U.S. Government clients. An A-E Offeror may obtain a PPQ standard form by submitting a request via e-mail to the FEDPOC listed in this announcement. Append past performance documents (CPARS, PPIRS, PPQ, etc.) to the SF330. Past performance documentation, including CPARS and PPQ documentation, shall not be counted toward the maximum page limit.
d. Capacity to Accomplish the Work: The Government will evaluate the A-E Offeror's capacity to provide a complete and satisfactory design within a design contract price range of between $3 million and $5 million, and within the period described in Paragraph 1. "Contract Information".
SF330 Requirements for Criterion 3d. The A-E Offeror shall include a narrative statement in SF330 Section H that describes its ability and plan to accomplish the work within the stated period and price range.
e. Knowledge of the Locality: The Government will evaluate the A-E Offeror'sknowledge of the site conditions and other unique characteristics of the Osan Air Base locality, including, but not limited to any geological features, climatic conditions and/or local construction methods that may be unusual or unique.
SF330 Requirements for Criterion 3e. Include a narrative statement demonstrating knowledge of locality of the proposed project site at Osan Air Base, Korea in SF330 Section H.
f. Equitable Distribution of DoD Contracts: The Government will evaluate thenumber of and total dollar value of DoD A-E contracts awarded to the A-E Offeror in the past 24 months.
SF330 Requirements for Criterion 3f. List only DoD A-E contracts awarded during the period. For IDCs, list the task orders issued by DoD agencies. Provide contract/task order numbers and project titles and contract/task order amount in SF330 Section H.
4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested A-E Offerors must submit their SF 330Parts I and II (in PDF format) through the AMRDEC Safe Access File Exchange (SAFE) website at https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/ to the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and to the Contract Specialist, Ms. So Son Ok at: SonOk.So@usace.army.mil. The SF 330 shall clearly identify itself on its face as a proposal in response to this requirement.
Please note the following instructions at the AMRDEC Safe Access File Exchange (SAFE) website: (For users without a CAC OR if your computer is not configured to read your CAC: Select button for Non-CAC users on the website, which shall allow you to access SAFE as a guest).
The A-E Offeror shall provide the following information in each of the relevant fields prior to transmittal of the SF 330 (Parts I and II):
1) Name of person submitting SF 330 (Part I and II) - Use the name of individual signing SF 330 (Part I and II);
2) Email address of person submittingSF 330 (Part I and II) - Use the email address of the individual signing the SF330 (Part I and II);
3) File information - Title the file in the following format: SYNOPSIS NUMBER-PROJECT TITLE-COMPANY NAME-;
4) Description of file(s). The description of the file shall include the synopsis number, project title, and company name.
The SF 330 Part I shall not exceed 50 pages, including no more than 5 pages for Section H (Past Performance documentation shall not be counted towards the page limit). The print size of a page shall be 8.5" x 11". Pages sized as 11" X 17" may be used for graphics and charts. Each side of a sheet of paper is a page.Use no smaller than 12 font size, except 10 font size for tables, charts, and graphics. Include the firm's DUNS number in SF 330, Part I, Section H. In SectionH describe the firm's standard Design Quality Control Plan (DQCP) and practices. A project-specific DQCP must be prepared and approved by the Government as a condition of contract award, but is not required with this submission. In SectionH also indicate the estimated percentage involvement of each firm on the proposed team.
5. A-E Offerors shall submit all pre-proposal submission questions via the bidder inquiry portal in ProjNet at http://www.projnet.org/projnet . No other means of communication (e-mail, fax, or telephone) shall be accepted. Questions shall be submitted no later than 7 business days prior to the date and time set forreceipt of proposals in this synopsis to allow the Government to have the opportunity to respond. Following the cut-off date and time the bidder inquiry portalin PROJNET shall be closed to inquiries.
To submit and review inquiries, interested A-E Offerors shall need to be current registered users of the ProjNet system. To register, go to the link above, click the BID tab, select BIDDER INQUIRY, select USACE, enter the Bidder InquiryKey for this solicitation as listed below, and your e-mail address, and then click login. Complete all required information and then click CREATE USER. Verify that information on the next screen is correct and click CONTINUE. From this page you can view all bidder inquiries for this solicitation or add an inquiry. Offerors or Bidders shall receive an acknowledgement of their question via e-mail, followed by a response to their question after it has been processed by our team. The Project Name is: (W912UM-18-R-AE12) Communication HQ, Osan AB. The Bidder Inquiry Key is: 7JXM59-CE7CAZ. A-E Offerors shall review the Bidder Inquiry Portal for previous questions and responses, prior to submission of a new inquiry onthe Portal. CAUTION: Any inquiry submitted and answered within this system shall be accessible to view by ALL FIRMS interested in this requirement. In case of technical issues, the call center for the ProjNet operates weekdays from 8:00AM to 5:00PM CST. The telephone number is 1-800-428-HELP.