Federal contract opportunity VA25814Q0244 for solid waste collection at VA Amarillo Health Care System Department of Veterans Affairs Amarillo Health Care System, response was due Mar 17, 2014.

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Solicitation Number
VA25814Q0244
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REVISED Contractor Posed Questions and Government Answers (Bold) Concerning the Solid Waste Disposal Follow-On at El Paso VA Facility, Solicitation VA258-14-Q-0244

1. Is there an incumbent contractor? If yes, please provide the name and duration of the current project.

Hamilton Alliance Inc., Base + 4 (Oct 1, 2009 - Sep 30, 2014 with an overall price of $67,873.08).

Contractor Posed Questions and Government Answers (Bold) Concerning the Solid Waste Disposal Follow-On at El Paso VA Facility, Solicitation VA258-14-Q-0244

1. Can we please identify the current contractor servicing this contract?

Hamilton Alliance, Inc.



2. Can we please identify the current contract value?

$67,873.08.



3. Can we please identify the current contract term corresponding to that value?

Base + 4 Option Years.



4. Is the Delivery Schedule an example, or are we to complete B.4 Delivery Schedule and submit with our packet?

No need to accomplish B.4.- as this is just what the Veteran's Administrations eCMS contract system does. Please complete Schedule B.3.



5. E.3 states that evaluation factors include Lowest Price Technically Acceptable. There are no technical requirements provided. Being that this is an RFQ is a technical required? If yes, are there any technical requirements?

It is LPTA. No, please complete IAW solicitation and as per question #7 info below.



6. E3 states that "Technical and past performance, when combined, are Equal." Are there any Past Performance requirements?

Please submit performance if you deem relevant - not mandatory.



7. When submitting our packet are there any items to include in addition to:

No.

a. Standard Form,

b. B.1 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA,

c. B.3 Price/Cost Schedule,

d. E.1 52.209-5 REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS, and

e. E.4 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (NOV 2013)



8. Is there an incumbent contractor? If yes, please provide the name and duration of the current project.

Hamilton Alliance Inc., Base + 4 (Oct 1, 2010 - Sep 30, 2015 with an overall price of $67,873.08).



9. B.3 Price/Cost Schedule does not include separate line items for waste tonnage disposal fee. Will additional line items be added to facilitate this cost?

Please look at "Fee" L/Is 3 & 5 + associated L/Is under Options. No additional L/Is to be added. Please fill out B.3 as-is.



10. Can you provide historical monthly waste tonnage for the units requiring service?

FY13 where the El Paso VA Medical Center had 7 pulls of the Roll-off at an average of about 1 ton per pull and 15 pulls of the Compactor and an average of approximately 7 tons per pull.

Total Average # Pull

Roll-off 13,620 1,945.71 7 pulls

Compactor 203,540 13,569.33 15 pulls



11. How many MONTHLY pulls will be requested by the EPVAHCS? There is no monthly total listed for pricing purposes for CLIN X002, X003, X004, X005. There should be an anticipated pickup total provided as part of the solicitation.

Please see question #10 above for answer.



12. There is a Line Item for LEASE, PICKUP, DISPOSAL of the COMPACTOR. However, for the ROLLOFF Container there are only lines for PICKUP & DISPOSAL. I did not see a LINE ITEM for LEASE. Will a LINE ITEM for LEASING of the Roll off be added?

No. LEASE cost should be included as part of the Roll off L/I. Additionally, include within Option Year L/I's.



13. What if contractor shows on-site to the VA facility to accomplish services only to find requested container blocked? Historically - how many times annually/overall has the aforementioned dilemma occurred?

Build in the possibility via a "contingency" cost to applicable L/Is. Historically, this occurred not more than ten (10) times overall (i.e., average of twice per year).