Federal contract opportunity VA25813R0370 for architectural services at VA Southern Arizona Health Care System Department of Veterans Affairs Southern Arizona Health Care System, response was due May 31, 2013.
This is a SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS. This announcement seeks information from industry, which will be used for preliminary planning purposes. No proposals are being requested or accepted with this synopsis. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS AND NO CONTRACT SHALL BE AWARDED FROM THIS SYNOPSIS. Respondents will not be notified of the results of this synopsis. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System located in Tucson Arizona is seeking a qualified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Architect-Engineering (A-E) Firm to provide programming, schematics, design development, construction documents, technical specifications, construction period services, site visits, cost estimates, as-built documentation, and all other design services required for Project 678-325, Additional Research Labs of the existing Building 78 at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) VA Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. Provide approximately 6,400 gross square feet of space in a building to be constructed immediately south of the existing Building 78 in order to provide additional medical research laboratories and laboratory support space, as referenced in the project background. The Estimated Construction Budget for this Procurement is between $5M and $10M. The furnishing of architectural, engineering, and limited construction management services to layout new functional space for development of schematic and preliminary designs for functional review; development of construction documents (drawings and specifications) for contract purposes; construction cost and time estimating; review of contractor technical submittals; visits to the site during construction for intermediate inspections; construction contract final inspection; and completion of record documents. Land surveying will be included, along with investigation and documentation of existing site conditions, subsurface conditions, and utility locations. Reimbursable allowances will be included for land surveying (during design and for construction quality control); geotechnical engineering (during design); utility location (during design); 3rd party design review for NFPA conformance; printing of review sets, bid documents, and record documents; and special inspections and material testing (during construction for limited independent quality control). The requirement will be procured in accordance with the Brooks Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6 and VAAR Part 836.6. The applicable NAICS code is 541310 and the small business size standard is $7 Million. Potential contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov and visible/certified in Vet Biz at www.vetbiz.gov at time of submission of their qualifications in order to be considered for an award. As a prospective offeror or bidder for a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set aside, you are verifying your company meets the status requirements of a SDVOSB concern as established by 38 CFR Part 74. NOTE - Offerors are referred to VAAR Clause 852.219-10(c)(1): "Services (except construction) at least 50 percent of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns". In order to assure compliance with this clause, all firms submitting information for this Sources Sought Notice are required to indicate how their firm can meet this requirement, either with in house personnel or subcontracting to other SDVOSB. In addition to the above requirements, your firm must have a physical office located within 1,000 miles of Tucson, Arizona. Interested parties responding to this Sources Sought Notice shall submit the following information: (1) Company name and address, point of contact with phone number, email address, and DUNS number; (2) Documentation relating to capability of performance of a multi-discipline design services project (including references); (3) Proof of registration in the CCR and VA Vet Biz website or intention of registration prior to submission of offers to a solicitation; (4) Description of how the firm will meet 50% of personnel costs with a SDVOSB; (5) All socio-economic categories applicable for the company; (6) Any other pertinent company documentation. The response date to this Sources Sought notice is Friday, March 29, 2013 at 3:30 PM Arizona Time. This market research is for informational and planning purposes only to determine if a SDVOSB set-aside is appropriate. The Government will not pay any costs for responses submitted. Electronic submissions are acceptable via Kenneth.Winfield@va.gov. Hard copy submissions or electronic copies provided on a compact disc should be sent to: Department of Veterans Affairs Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Attention: Ken Winfield (9-90C) 3160 S. 6th Avenue Tucson, AZ 85723