Federal contract opportunity GS-08P-09-JFC-0013 for engineering services at Public Buildings Service (PBS) Rocky Mtn Region, Design & Construction Division (8PC), response was due Sep 15, 2009.

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RECOVERY  THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.  THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO THE CONTRACTOR UNDER CONTRACT GS-08P-09-JFC-0013.  THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL.   


Modification 1:


GSA's Rocky Mountain Region, Public Building Service, Design & Construction Division has exercised a modification for additional commissioning services for the Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building Modernization project located in Denver, CO.  This modification will incorporate commissioning for added load banks for the emergency generators, enhanced utility metering capabilities, upgrades to the existing fire pump and new fire sprinkler standpipes, and a cellular signal booster and radio amplification system.  This modification is valued at $100,000.00.  This modification is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for 2009.  All reporting requirements from the Contractor are mandated per the Act.  THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PRICE OR TECHNICAL PROPOSALS.  Any questions regarding this notice must be submitted in writing or via email to Ms. Deb Stigen at deb.stigen@gsa.gov.

RECOVERY - COMMISSIONING AGENT (CxA) FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF THE BYRON G. ROGERS U.S. FEDERAL OFFICE BUILDING, DENVER, COLORADO.

PROJECT: RECOVERY. GSA Solicitation for Commissioning Agent Services for the Modernization of the Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building, Denver, Colorado. GSA will be using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for this project.
BUILDING TYPE: Federal Office Building
CLIENT AGENCY: General Services Administration - Region 8 Offices
SIZE: 494,156 gsf
PARKING SPACES: 168
BUDGET: Estimated Construction Cost is between $100,000,000 and $125,000,000


GSA announces an opportunity for a VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS with management experience in the design, construction, and commissioning of large, complex, modernization projects to provide professional Commissioning Agent (CxA) Services for design stage, construction stage, and post-construction stage commissioning of the Modernization of the Byron G. Rogers U.S. Federal Building. Award of the Commissioning Agent (CxA) Services Contract is anticipated for December 2009. Anticipated start date for construction is on or about February 1, 2010. The current estimated contract value is between $1,500,000 and $2,500,000. The estimated Design Build contract is estimated at $100,000,000 to $125,000,000. The estimated project duration (design and construction) is approximately 48 months after Notice to Proceed (NTP).


This high performance green building project will continue the legacy of outstanding public architecture that was initiated with the founding of the nation through the preservation and modernization of a historic federal building. In accord with this tradition, the General Services Administration (GSA) Design Excellence Program commissions our nation's most talented architects, engineers, landscape architects, and interior designers to prepare our historic federal buildings for the next 50 - 100 years of service. GSA Design Excellence projects demonstrate the merit of integrated design that balances historic significance with current needs, aesthetics, cost, constructability, and reliability; create environmentally responsible and superior workplaces for civilian Federal employees; and give public expression to our democratic values.


As required by law, all Federal facilities must meet Federal energy and water conservation goals and security requirements outlined in the Guiding Principles for Sustainable New Construction and Major Renovations of Executive Order 13423; achieve fossil fuel reductions, renewable energy and water conservation goals of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007; conform with the Interagency Security Council (ISC) and GSA design standards for secure facilities; conform to GSA's P-100 (Facility Standards for Public Buildings); and comply with the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards (ABAAS). All GSA projects must achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating with specific credits required. Projects in or affecting historic properties must comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. This facility must be designed in metric units.


The design and construction of this project will be delivered through the Design-Build delivery method under separate contract.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION


The project consists of a major modernization upgrade project for the Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building (FB) and a window replacement project for the adjacent Byron G. Rogers U.S. Courthouse. This work is performed under the direction of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Rocky Mountain Region, Public Buildings Service (PBS). The FB occupies a prominent position in the Federal District of downtown Denver. It is an existing multi-tenant professional office building with 18 stories and a basement. The FB contains 494,156 gross square feet (GSF), 437,551 rentable square feet (RSF), and 329,433 usable square feet (USF). The current FB tenants will be relocated prior to the start of the modernization project. Agencies to be located in the federal building will be the Commission on Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Social Security Administration, and the General Services Administration.
The courthouse is a multi-tenant office and court building. It is five stories high with a basement and subbasement connected to the FB by a two story section. This section contains building services, a loading dock, and a two lane ramp to the parking garage. The courthouse houses six major tenants including United States District Court, Court Administrative Support Center, Probation and Pre-Trial Services, U.S. 10th Circuit Library, 10th Circuit Mediation and the United States Marshals Service. The building is approximately 248,000 GSF including two levels of underground parking spaces within the basement and sub-basement. A comprehensive modernization project for the courthouse was completed in 2005. The courthouse will remain occupied while the windows are replaced. The federal building and courthouse are located at 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado, 80294. Both buildings are long-term GSA-held assets situated in a prime location near downtown with public transportation within the central business district, in the Federal District of downtown Denver, with a stable tenant base and a high reinvestment need.


Project goals and objectives for the federal building are to provide a pleasant, secure, and safe environment for the staff and visitors consistent with guidelines for Federal facilities and specifically the GSA PBS P-100; satisfy current and projected special-use needs, and allow for future expansion of these requirements; design facilities compatible with the tenants' existing character and local context, and present a positive image of U.S. Government facilities; use the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, which is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. GSA requires all new construction, renovation, and modernization projects to be certified through the LEED program; owing to the historic significance of the building, all work will follow the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, Revised 1992 (36 CFR 67); upgrade the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; upgrade the mechanical piping, heating, and hot water systems; upgrade the electrical system and install new telecommunications infrastructure; modernize all elevators; remove all asbestos containing materials (ACMs); implement GSA's workplace procedures and achieve measurable effectiveness results; identify design strategies that work to optimize the project's access to energy from seasonal solar, natural lighting, and wind to reduce undesirable loads and maximize desirable loads to meet desired energy targets for the facility; upgrade by replacing all public and private restrooms, plumbing systems, and fixtures; upgrade building security; replace underground water and waste water service lines.


Project goals and objectives for the courthouse are to improve energy efficiency of building by installing high-efficiency windows; upgrade building security and safety by replacing windows.


SCOPE OF WORK:


Design Phase Services: These services shall include, but not limited to, providing design technical reviews; provide HVAC quality assurance reviews; analysis of value engineering proposals; develop an outline commissioning record; developing commissioning specifications for all commissioned equipment; preparation of outline for the development of systems manual; development of a testing and inspection plan; develop a controls integration plan; and review of design scope changes.


Project Construction Phase Services: These services shall include, but not limited to, establishing temporary field offices; setting up job files, working folders, and record keeping systems, participating in preconstruction meetings; participating in the submittal review process; assist in maintaining marked up sets of project plans and specifications for future as-built drawings; performing testing, inspection and quality assurance activities relating to commissioning requirements; updating commissioning plan; updating commissioning schedule; and coordinating commissioning activities with the project team.


Commissioning Services: These services shall include, but not limited to, providing professional and technical expertise for start-up, calibration, and /or certification of a facility or operating systems within a facility.


Testing/Inspection Services: The CxA will perform all testing and/or inspection services relating the commissioning requirements.


Post Construction Services: The CxA may be tasked to provide services such as: Performing Post Occupancy Evaluation (POEs); assisting agency in the formulation of lessons learned; prepare a re-commissioning manual, prepare commissioning record, prepare systems manuals, and perform operational review and re-inspection.


Claims Services: The CxA may be tasked to provide claims services when and as required by the Government for specific projects. The CxA will review disputes and claims from the A&E and/or construction contractor(s) and render all assistance that the Government may require, including, but not limited to, the following: Furnishing reports with supporting information necessary to resolved disputes or defend against the claims; preparation and assembly of appeal files; participation in meetings or negotiations with claimants; appearance in legal proceedings; preparation of cost estimated for use in claims negotiations; and preparation of risk assessments/analyses relative to claim exposure.


General Services: The CxA may be tasked to provide services not related to a specific project. Such work must be authorized in advance by the Government. These services may include, but are not limited to developing, updating, and reviewing Agency Service handbooks, guides, manuals, and/or policies. When required to support work being performed under any of the major Project Phases, the Government may authorize Additional Services such as providing special consultant or special inspection services, performing special studies and/or updates to prior studies, updates to master or environmental plans, interior space planning, existing site surveys, site models, providing photographic records beyond the normal scope of presentation and inspection services required, and providing expertise as required in unusual situations from specialty disciplines.


At a minimum, the CxA key team members shall consist of the following:


Commissioning Process Engineer Professional/technical experts - all disciplines
Engineering review coordinators - all disciplines
Value engineering technical disciplines
Construction inspectors
Field inspection and testing technicians


The NAICS Code 541330 was used for the Sources Sought Notice, with a size standard of $4.5M.


PROCUREMENT STRATEGY


The General Services Administration intends to award a firm-fixed price Contract based on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 36.3, Selection Procedures, FAR subpart 15.3. For this contract award process, GSA will issue two Solicitations in sequence: 1) Phase One, and 2) Phase Two. The Phase One procedure (which is analogous to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is designed to select a "short list" of the most highly qualified Offerors who will be requested to submit Phase Two proposals. All responsible sources may submit a Phase One Proposal. The contracting officer may limit the number of proposals in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated proposals. The most highly rated Offerors will be selected to participate in Phase Two (analogous to Request for Proposals (RFP)).


In Phase One, the Government shall identify the evaluation factors other than cost or price that will serve as the basis for the determination of the most highly qualified Offerors. Interested Offerors will be required to submit their responses to the RFQ by the due date established in the RFQ. The Government will evaluate all the responses to the RFQ in accordance with the criteria in the RFQ, and advise each Offeror in writing whether it will be invited to participate in the Phase Two process. Offerors that do not submit a timely RFQ response in Phase One will not be allowed to participate in the remaining phase of the procurement.


In Phase Two, the Government will issue the RFP to the most highly qualified Offerors from Phase One and request that they submit Phase Two proposals. Phase Two of the solicitation shall be prepared in accordance with FAR Part 15 and include phase-two evaluation factors, developed in accordance with FAR 36.303. Phase Two of the solicitation shall require contractor interviews/presentations at the Denver Federal Center, which shall be evaluated separately in accordance with FAR Part 15. The Government will reserve the right to make an award upon the basis of the initial Phase One and Phase Two offers without discussions.


Opportunities for other than Large Businesses: THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE TO VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES ONLY.


POINT OF CONTACT


Deb Stigen, Contracting Officer, Phone: (303) 236-8000, Ext. 2116, E-mail: deb.stigen@gsa.gov.


This project will be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for 2009. THERE IS REASONABLE CERTAINTY FUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE. All reporting requirements from the Contractor are mandated per the Act. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PRICE OR TECHNICAL PROPOSALS.


 


RECOVERY - COMMISSIONING AGENT (CxA) FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF THE BYRON G. ROGERS U.S. FEDERAL OFFICE BUILDING, DENVER, COLORADO.

PROJECT: RECOVERY. GSA Solicitation for Commissioning Agent Services for the Modernization of the Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building, Denver, Colorado. GSA will be using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for this project.
BUILDING TYPE: Federal Office Building
CLIENT AGENCY: General Services Administration - Region 8 Offices
SIZE: 494,156 gsf
PARKING SPACES: 168
BUDGET: Estimated Construction Cost is between $100,000,000 and $125,000,000


GSA announces an opportunity for a VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS with management experience in the design, construction, and commissioning of large, complex, modernization projects to provide professional Commissioning Agent (CxA) Services for design stage, construction stage, and post-construction stage commissioning of the Modernization of the Byron G. Rogers U.S. Federal Building. Award of the Commissioning Agent (CxA) Services Contract is anticipated for December 2009. Anticipated start date for construction is on or about February 1, 2010. The current estimated contract value is between $1,500,000 and $2,500,000. The estimated Design Build contract is estimated at $100,000,000 to $125,000,000. The estimated project duration (design and construction) is approximately 48 months after Notice to Proceed (NTP).


This high performance green building project will continue the legacy of outstanding public architecture that was initiated with the founding of the nation through the preservation and modernization of a historic federal building. In accord with this tradition, the General Services Administration (GSA) Design Excellence Program commissions our nation's most talented architects, engineers, landscape architects, and interior designers to prepare our historic federal buildings for the next 50 - 100 years of service. GSA Design Excellence projects demonstrate the merit of integrated design that balances historic significance with current needs, aesthetics, cost, constructability, and reliability; create environmentally responsible and superior workplaces for civilian Federal employees; and give public expression to our democratic values.


As required by law, all Federal facilities must meet Federal energy and water conservation goals and security requirements outlined in the Guiding Principles for Sustainable New Construction and Major Renovations of Executive Order 13423; achieve fossil fuel reductions, renewable energy and water conservation goals of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007; conform with the Interagency Security Council (ISC) and GSA design standards for secure facilities; conform to GSA's P-100 (Facility Standards for Public Buildings); and comply with the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards (ABAAS). All GSA projects must achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating with specific credits required. Projects in or affecting historic properties must comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. This facility must be designed in metric units.


The design and construction of this project will be delivered through the Design-Build delivery method under separate contract.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION


The project consists of a major modernization upgrade project for the Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building (FB) and a window replacement project for the adjacent Byron G. Rogers U.S. Courthouse. This work is performed under the direction of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Rocky Mountain Region, Public Buildings Service (PBS). The FB occupies a prominent position in the Federal District of downtown Denver. It is an existing multi-tenant professional office building with 18 stories and a basement. The FB contains 494,156 gross square feet (GSF), 437,551 rentable square feet (RSF), and 329,433 usable square feet (USF). The current FB tenants will be relocated prior to the start of the modernization project. Agencies to be located in the federal building will be the Commission on Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Social Security Administration, and the General Services Administration.
The courthouse is a multi-tenant office and court building. It is five stories high with a basement and subbasement connected to the FB by a two story section. This section contains building services, a loading dock, and a two lane ramp to the parking garage. The courthouse houses six major tenants including United States District Court, Court Administrative Support Center, Probation and Pre-Trial Services, U.S. 10th Circuit Library, 10th Circuit Mediation and the United States Marshals Service. The building is approximately 248,000 GSF including two levels of underground parking spaces within the basement and sub-basement. A comprehensive modernization project for the courthouse was completed in 2005. The courthouse will remain occupied while the windows are replaced. The federal building and courthouse are located at 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado, 80294. Both buildings are long-term GSA-held assets situated in a prime location near downtown with public transportation within the central business district, in the Federal District of downtown Denver, with a stable tenant base and a high reinvestment need.


Project goals and objectives for the federal building are to provide a pleasant, secure, and safe environment for the staff and visitors consistent with guidelines for Federal facilities and specifically the GSA PBS P-100; satisfy current and projected special-use needs, and allow for future expansion of these requirements; design facilities compatible with the tenants' existing character and local context, and present a positive image of U.S. Government facilities; use the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, which is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. GSA requires all new construction, renovation, and modernization projects to be certified through the LEED program; owing to the historic significance of the building, all work will follow the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, Revised 1992 (36 CFR 67); upgrade the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; upgrade the mechanical piping, heating, and hot water systems; upgrade the electrical system and install new telecommunications infrastructure; modernize all elevators; remove all asbestos containing materials (ACMs); implement GSA's workplace procedures and achieve measurable effectiveness results; identify design strategies that work to optimize the project's access to energy from seasonal solar, natural lighting, and wind to reduce undesirable loads and maximize desirable loads to meet desired energy targets for the facility; upgrade by replacing all public and private restrooms, plumbing systems, and fixtures; upgrade building security; replace underground water and waste water service lines.


Project goals and objectives for the courthouse are to improve energy efficiency of building by installing high-efficiency windows; upgrade building security and safety by replacing windows.


SCOPE OF WORK:


Design Phase Services: These services shall include, but not limited to, providing design technical reviews; provide HVAC quality assurance reviews; analysis of value engineering proposals; develop an outline commissioning record; developing commissioning specifications for all commissioned equipment; preparation of outline for the development of systems manual; development of a testing and inspection plan; develop a controls integration plan; and review of design scope changes.


Project Construction Phase Services: These services shall include, but not limited to, establishing temporary field offices; setting up job files, working folders, and record keeping systems, participating in preconstruction meetings; participating in the submittal review process; assist in maintaining marked up sets of project plans and specifications for future as-built drawings; performing testing, inspection and quality assurance activities relating to commissioning requirements; updating commissioning plan; updating commissioning schedule; and coordinating commissioning activities with the project team.


Commissioning Services: These services shall include, but not limited to, providing professional and technical expertise for start-up, calibration, and /or certification of a facility or operating systems within a facility.


Testing/Inspection Services: The CxA will perform all testing and/or inspection services relating the commissioning requirements.


Post Construction Services: The CxA may be tasked to provide services such as: Performing Post Occupancy Evaluation (POEs); assisting agency in the formulation of lessons learned; prepare a re-commissioning manual, prepare commissioning record, prepare systems manuals, and perform operational review and re-inspection.


Claims Services: The CxA may be tasked to provide claims services when and as required by the Government for specific projects. The CxA will review disputes and claims from the A&E and/or construction contractor(s) and render all assistance that the Government may require, including, but not limited to, the following: Furnishing reports with supporting information necessary to resolved disputes or defend against the claims; preparation and assembly of appeal files; participation in meetings or negotiations with claimants; appearance in legal proceedings; preparation of cost estimated for use in claims negotiations; and preparation of risk assessments/analyses relative to claim exposure.


General Services: The CxA may be tasked to provide services not related to a specific project. Such work must be authorized in advance by the Government. These services may include, but are not limited to developing, updating, and reviewing Agency Service handbooks, guides, manuals, and/or policies. When required to support work being performed under any of the major Project Phases, the Government may authorize Additional Services such as providing special consultant or special inspection services, performing special studies and/or updates to prior studies, updates to master or environmental plans, interior space planning, existing site surveys, site models, providing photographic records beyond the normal scope of presentation and inspection services required, and providing expertise as required in unusual situations from specialty disciplines.


At a minimum, the CxA key team members shall consist of the following:


Commissioning Process Engineer Professional/technical experts - all disciplines
Engineering review coordinators - all disciplines
Value engineering technical disciplines
Construction inspectors
Field inspection and testing technicians


The NAICS Code 541330 was used for the Sources Sought Notice, with a size standard of $4.5M.


PROCUREMENT STRATEGY


The General Services Administration intends to award a firm-fixed price Contract based on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Brooks Act Procurement, FAR Subpart 36.3, Selection Procedures, FAR subpart 15.3. For this contract award process, GSA will issue two Solicitations in sequence: 1) Phase One, and 2) Phase Two. The Phase One procedure (which is analogous to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is designed to select a "short list" of the most highly qualified Offerors who will be requested to submit Phase Two proposals. All responsible sources may submit a Phase One Proposal. The contracting officer may limit the number of proposals in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated proposals. The most highly rated Offerors will be selected to participate in Phase Two (analogous to Request for Proposals (RFP)).


In Phase One, the Government shall identify the evaluation factors other than cost or price that will serve as the basis for the determination of the most highly qualified Offerors. Interested Offerors will be required to submit their responses to the RFQ by the due date established in the RFQ. The Government will evaluate all the responses to the RFQ in accordance with the criteria in the RFQ, and advise each Offeror in writing whether it will be invited to participate in the Phase Two process. Offerors that do not submit a timely RFQ response in Phase One will not be allowed to participate in the remaining phase of the procurement.


In Phase Two, the Government will issue the RFP to the most highly qualified Offerors from Phase One and request that they submit Phase Two proposals. Phase Two of the solicitation shall be prepared in accordance with FAR Part 15 and include phase-two evaluation factors, developed in accordance with FAR 36.303. Phase Two of the solicitation shall require contractor interviews/presentations at the Denver Federal Center, which shall be evaluated separately in accordance with FAR Part 15. The Government will reserve the right to make an award upon the basis of the initial Phase One and Phase Two offers without discussions.


The RFQ will be issued electronically after 07/29/2009 on the internet at: http://www.fedbizopps.gov/.


Opportunities for other than Large Businesses: THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE TO VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES ONLY.


POINT OF CONTACT


Deb Stigen, Contracting Officer, Phone: (303) 236-8000, Ext. 2116, E-mail: deb.stigen@gsa.gov.


This is not a Request for Proposals. A one page letter of interest shall should be submitted no later than July 29, 2009 to the attention of Deb Stigen, Contracting Officer, General Services Administration, Denver Federal Center, Bldg 41, P.O. Box 25546 (8PF), Denver, Colorado 80225-0546 or emailed to deb.stigen@gsa.gov.


This project will be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for 2009. THERE IS REASONABLE CERTAINTY FUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE. All reporting requirements from the Contractor are mandated per the Act. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PRICE OR TECHNICAL PROPOSALS.


 


Files
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Amendment 1 Amendment 1 to RFQ.doc Amendment #1
Amendment 2 Amendment 2 to RFQ.doc Amendment #2
Solicitation 1 Phase 1 RFQ CxA.doc Request for Qualifications
Solicitation 1 sf330.doc SF 330
Amendment 2 Amendment 2 to RFQ.doc Amendment #2
Amendment 1 Amendment 1 to RFQ.doc Amendment #1
Solicitation 1 Phase 1 RFQ CxA.doc Request for Qualifications
Solicitation 1 sf330.doc SF 330
Place of Performance