FBO Notice Date 02/20/18
BIDS Reference Number 88
Document Type: Presolicitation
Architect And Engineering Services

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE District, Seattle, 98124-3755

C -- Small Business Set-Aside Architect-Engineer Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract for Geotechnical Services in NWS SOL W912DW18R0008 DUE 032218 POC Shawna West, Phone 206-764-6575, Email shawna.west@usace.army.mil

1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: This contract is being procured in accordance with the Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Firms will be selected for negotiations based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work.

Work will primarily support the Seattle District. However, work may be required for the Portland and Walla Walla Districts.

The Government anticipates that one (1) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract will be negotiated and awarded, with a three (3) year base-period and no option periods. However, the Contracting Officer has the discretionof adjusting that number, or awarding none at all.

The total monetary capacity for this contract is $5,000,000 ($5.0M) cumulative for the 3-year contract period.

Work will be issued by negotiated Firm Fixed-Price task orders. All task orders may be subject to availability of funds.

North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 541330 - Engineering Services.

This announcement is open to all small business concerns. For the purposes of this procurement, a concern is considered a small business if its annual grossreceipts are $15M or less.

The wages and benefits of service employees (see FAR 22.10) performing underthese contracts must be at least equal to those determined by the Department ofLabor under the Service Contract Act, as determined relative to where the services will be performed.

To be eligible for contract award, a firm must have a DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). For information in regard to opening a SAM account, see the following linkfor instructions: https://www.sam.gov/sam/transcript/Quick_Guide_for_Contract_Registrations_v1.7.pdf.

Contractors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the Internet at http://www.sam.gov or by calling (866) 606-8220.

At least 50 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the Prime/JV.

2. PROJECT INFORMATION: Geotechnical services are required to support routine USACE military, IIS, and small-scale civil works project requirements.

Requirements under this contract will be related to geotechnical investigations, analyses, and professional recommendations (design parameters) that supportexecution of separate design and contract activities. The work may include, butnot be limited to, the exploration, geologic mapping, sampling, testing, designand analyses of embankments, foundations for structures and similar facilities,blast design, geophysical exploration, rock mechanics investigations for one ormore project phases, and other services as required by the Government.

3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this particular project are listed below in descending order of importance. Criteria A through E are primary criteria. Criterion F is secondary and will only be used as a ‘tie-breaker' among firms that are essentially technically equal. The secondary criterionwill not be co-mingled with the primary criteria in the evaluation.

PRIMARY CRITERION (A) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE of theteam demonstrated during the past five (5) years in the broad range of work required for this contract. Firms will be evaluated based on demonstrated experience with geotechnical-related services routinely required for the following, listed in decreasing order of importance:

• Projects requiring foundations, earth retaining structures, roads, and parking areas, demonstrating subsurface investigation, laboratory testing, anddesign experience.
• Foundation design, slope stability analysis, andpavement design.
• Small scale civil works projects (i.e., levees, culverts, and channels).
• Materials testing (i.e., soil and rock).

Additional Considerations:

• Projects in which the small business team demonstrated prior project experience working together in significant prime/sub-consultant roles may be evaluated more favorably for this criterion.
• Projects completed on a military installation demonstrating knowledge of access and permitting requirements may be evaluated more favorably for this criterion.

Firms will be evaluated for experience and competence. The basis of the evaluation will be the information in Sections F, G, and H of the SF330.

A maximum of ten (10) projects awarded to and/or completed by the proposed Team no more than 5 years prior to submission, including joint ventures and teaming partners, shall be shown in Section F. For the 10 projects submitted in Section F of the SF 330, a "project" is defined as work performed at one site or at asingle installation. An Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) is not a project. A project may contain multiple task orders or contracts if they are for multiple phases of the project at the same site or installation. Project descriptions shall clearly state the extent of work performed by the team, extent of work completed, and dates of completion.

If the offeror provides a specific task order as its "project," provide the base contract number(s) and the task order number(s) for reference purposes. If the offeror provides a site-specific contract as its "project," provide the contract number. If the offeror provides more than 10 example projects, only the first 10 examples will be evaluated.

PRIMARY CRITERION (B) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS of a firm's staff and teamconsultants to be assigned to this contract will be evaluated by the following criteria. The education, training, professional registration, proposed job title, and overall relevant experience of key personnel will be considered. This criterion is primarily concerned with the qualifications of the key personnel identified by the A-E and not the number of personnel, which is addressed under Primary Criterion D - Capacity.

Responding firms should demonstrate the professional qualifications of theirkey personnel in the following disciplines:

• Key professional disciplines are identified below by function code:
- Descriptions by fc correspond to "List of Disciplines (Function Codes)" in the SF330 Instructions; where a function code (fc) does not exist, the requirement is described by the Government.
- Identify key personnel proposed by fc in Sections E, G, and H of the SF330.
- List professional registrationsor certifications, if applicable, for the key disciplines.

• Submit resumes in Section E of the SF330 for each of the disciplines below, which are listed in descending order of importance.

(1) Project Management (SF330 function code (fc) 48; licensed or registered professional required)
(2) Quality Control Management (no fc; licensed or registered professional required)
(3) Geology (fc 30; licensed or registeredprofessional required)
(4) Hydrology (fc 34; licensed or registered professional with specialty experience in hydrogeology required)
(5) GeotechnicalEngineering (fc 27; licensed professional required)
(6) Structural Engineering (fc 57; licensed professional required)
(7) Instrumentation Engineering (no fc; licensed or registered professional required)
(8) Cost Engineering (fc 18; licensed professional or nationally recognized cost engineering certification required)

• Responses must be coordinated with Part II, subpart 9, "Employees by Discipline".

• If multiple resumes are provided for Criterion B, identify the singlemost highly qualified individual proposed by the Team for each key discipline for evaluation. The additional resumes for the required disciplines or for disciplines that are not listed in this criterion will not be evaluated.

The basis of the evaluation will be the information in Sections E, G, and H of the SF330.

PRIMARY CRITERION (C) PAST PERFORMANCE on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, management/business relations, and compliance with performance schedules. CPARS is the primary source of information on past performance. CPARS will be queried for all firms submitting an SF330. Each project in Section F of the SF330 shall include project owner's contact information. If deemed appropriate by the Selection Board (Board), performance evaluations for significant team subcontractors will also be considered. The Board may seek information on past performance from other sources, but is not required to seek other information on the past performance of a firm if none is available from CPARS. The Board will consider the relevancy of each performance evaluation on A-Eservices contracts to the proposed contract, including the type of work, contractor's performing office, age of the evaluation, and whether subsequent evaluations indicate a change in a firm's performance.

Where no recent/relevant performance record is available or the offeror's performance record is so sparse that no meaningful confidence assessment rating can be reasonably assigned, the offeror will not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on the factor of past performance.

PRIMARY CRITERION (D) CAPACITY of key disciplines. The board will consider available capacity of key disciplines identified above in Criterion B of the Prime/JV and its team consultants to perform work in the required time. The basis ofthe evaluation will be the information in Section H and Part II of the SF330. Function code (fc) and descriptions must correspond to "List of Disciplines (Function Codes)" in the SF330 Instructions. Where a function code does not exist, the requirement is described by the Government. Responses must be coordinated withPart II, subpart 9, "Employees by Discipline".

The offeror is required to provide a table summary of the number of personnel for each key discipline, with separate columns for (1) Prime/JV capacity, (2) team subconsultants capacity, and (3) total team capacity for each key discipline in Section H of the SF330. Capacity will be measured by number of personnel, not percentages or availability.

Each key discipline required in the response shall be shown in and coordinated with Part II of the SF330, which requires that each individual employed by the firm be identified by one function code. Part II will be evaluated to determine if the function code capacity and claimed numbers of personnel support the information in Section H.

PRIMARY CRITERION (E) KNOWLEDGE OF THE LOCALITY of the team. The Board will evaluate the team's familiarity with local conditions, specifically demonstrating knowledge and experience dealing with (1) state/local regulatory agencies, (2)geological features, and (3) climatic conditions. Work under these contracts may be in a widely dispersed geographic area; therefore, responding firms should demonstrate the extent of their capabilities to serve projects located throughoutthe NWS. The basis of the evaluation will be the information in Section H of the SF330.
SECONDARY CRITERION (F) VOLUME OF DoD A-E CONTRACT AWARDS. Responding firms should cite all contract numbers, task orders and modifications, awarddates, and total negotiated fees for any DoD A-E contract(s) awarded within thepast twelve (12) months. This information will assist in effecting an equitabledistribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified firms, including SB and SDB. The basis of the evaluation will be the information in Section H of the SF330.

4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one (1) original plus three (3) copies and one (1) CD or DVD with searchable Adobe PDF files of one SF330 (08/2016 edition, unless otherwise indicated) for the Prime firm that includes all team consultants.

Include the firm's DUNS number and CAGE codes in the SF330, Part I, SectionsB and C.

The SF330 shall have a total page limitation of 80 printed pages with Section H limited to fifteen (15) pages, and Part II is excluded from the 80 printed page limit. Double-sided sheets will count as two pages. Page sheets of 11 inchesX 17 inches will be counted as two (2) pages if printed on one side, and four (4) pages if printed on both sides. For all SF330 sections, use no smaller than 10 pt. font.

Submittals must be delivered to the following address not later than 19 March 2018 2:00 pm Pacific Time (no faxed or other electronic submittals will be accepted):

EMAIL: Emailed Proposal will NOT be accepted.

FAX: Faxed Proposal will NOT be accepted.

FED-EX/UPS: Shawna West, Contract Specialist, Building 1202
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District (CECT-NWS)
4735 East Marginal Way S., Bldg #1202
Seattle, WA 98134-2385

MAIL: Shawna West, Contract Specialist, Building 1202
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District (CECT-NWS)
PO Box 3755
Seattle, WA 98124-3755
Note: Commercial Carriers will not deliver to PO Boxes.

DELIVERY: Shawna West, Contract Specialist, Building 1202
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District (CECT-NWS)
4735 East Marginal Way S., Bldg #1202
Seattle, WA 98134-2385

The method of Hand Delivery has changed and takes longer than the previous method. Please allow sufficient time for heightened security at Government installations and to get to our new location in Oxbow Building #1202. Allow time to park, pass through a metal detector, sign in, and receive a building pass at the Federal Center South Building (#1201). From there, you will be directed to the new USACE Oxbow Building (#1202) which sits behind the Federal Center South Building (#1201).

Report to the Security Desk in the lobby of the USACE Oxbow Building and call Sonia Frees, Procurement Technician, at 206-764-3516. A Contracting representative will come down and accept your SF330.

Submit all questions, in writing only, to Shawna West (Contract Specialist) at Shawna.West@usace.army.mil. Questions must be submitted no later than 12 March 2018 and must contain the solicitation number in the subject line of the e-mail.

Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a request for proposal.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/COE/DACA67/W912DW18R0008/listing.html

SET-ASIDE: Total Small Business