Federal contract opportunity N4008514R8130 for all other specialty trade contractors at Naval Facilities Engineering Command NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic, response was due Mar 10, 2014.

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This Sources Sought Notice is a MARKET RESEARCH TOOL used to determine the availability, capability, and adequacy of potential firms to provide the services sought prior to determining the method of acquisition and issuance of any request for proposals (RFP).

ALL SIZE FIRMS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RESPOND. Upon review of industry response to this Sources Sought Notice, the Government will determine whether a set-aside acquisition in lieu of full and open competition is in the best interest of the Government.

The findings from this Market Research effort may impact any future solicitations related to this requirement.

This Market Research is not a solicitation as defined by FAR 2.101 and the Government is not requesting offers or proposals at this time. This is a Request for Information and does not constitute a solicitation or request for proposal. Any responses to this Request for Information received by the Government will not be accepted to form a binding contract. This is a market survey for planning purposes and no award will be made as a result of this Sources Sought Notice. If a solicitation is issued, the Government does not guarantee that it will be issued to Request for Information respondents. The Government is also requesting that restrictive or proprietary markings not be used in response to the Request for Information.

Funding is not available for any information or proposals submitted.

Submitting information does not bind the Government for any future contracts resulting from this Request for Information.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Mid-Atlantic, is seeking qualified companies that can provide Heavy Lift Floating Crane Services to lift prefabricated steel modules and related materials with a weight range, including rigging, of two hundred (200) tons to eight hundred fifty (850) tons each from delivery barges and place them into dry dock.

During August 2014 through September 2017, a United States Ship (USS) is being converted to a Moored Training Ship (MTS). In relation, NAVFAC is seeking crane lifts during the last half of 2015 and crane lifts during late 2017 through early 2018, tentatively.

The weight limit is set at 650 short tons per lift with a possibility, depending on the Naval Architect's Weight and Stability Studies, that the hull sections could increase from 650 short tons to 850 short tons each with the addition of more lead ballast (if required).

Load: 850 short tons including Government provided rigging.

Reach: 74.14 feet from the front of the floating barge.

Boom Angle: as required to provide lift capacity and reach.

Crane barge must be able to reposition while holding full load capacity of 850 short tons.

The actual load is estimated at 625 short tons, plus 25 short tons of Government supplied rigging, for a total lift weight of 650 short tons.

To assure a safe lift, the Government is requiring a design lift capacity of 850 short tons, which will provide a buffer of 200 tons of excess lift capacity.

Anticipated is a total of eight (8) actual lifts. The lifts will be divided into two (2) sets of four (4) lifts each. Training / practice lifts will be required to be performed prior to each of the two sets of lifts. This will result in a total of ten (10) lifts to be done.

The Government’s tentative schedule for lifts is as follows:

- Phase One Lifts: August 2015, September 2015, November 2015, and December 2015.

- Phase Two Lifts: March 2018, April 2018, June 2018, and July 2018.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS can be found in ATTACHMENT 1: DRAFT SCOPE OF WORK dated August 6, 2013, revised February 25, 2014.

NAICS CODE: The North American Industry Classification Standard (NAICS) code for this procurement is 238990, All Other Specialty Trade Contractors, having a small business size standard of $14 million.

A size standard is the largest that a concern can be and still qualify as a small business for Federal Government programs.

For the most part, size standards are the average annual receipts or the average employment of a firm. How to calculate average annual receipts and average employment of a firm can be found in 13 CFR § 121.104 and 13 CFR § 121.106, respectively. Small Business Administration (SBA) Table of Small Business Size Standards, Footnote 13, states, “NAICS code 238990 - Building and Property Specialty Trade Services: If a procurement requires the use of multiple specialty trade contractors (i.e., plumbing, painting, plastering, carpentry, etc.), and no specialty trade accounts for 50% or more of the value of the procurement, all such specialty trade contractors activities are considered a single activity and classified as Building and Property Specialty Trade Services.”

CONTRACT TYPE: It is anticipated that a firm-fixed-price / indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (FFP/IDIQ) type contract with a Base Period and two one-year Option Periods will be awarded.

AWARD DATE: This office anticipates award of a contract for these services no later than June 2014.

SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS: It is requested that interested businesses capable of providing the HEAVY LIFT FLOATING CRANE SERVICES submit to the contracting office a brief capabilities statement package (no more than 25 pages in length, single-sided, single-spaced, 12 point font minimum) demonstrating the ability to perform the requested services.

The capability package must be complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the firm's qualifications to perform the defined work. PAGES IN EXCESS OF THE TWENTY-FIVE (25) PAGE LIMIT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. The Government is not obligated to and will not pay for any information received from the potential sources as a result of this synopsis. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation.

The documentation shall address, at a minimum, the following:

A. COMPANY PROFILE to include:

(1) Company name and address

(2) Year the firm was established and number of employees

(3) Names of two principals to contact (including title, telephone and fax numbers, and email addresses)

(4) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number

(5) Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code number

(6) If any, Small Business designation/status (e.g., 8(a), HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Woman Owned Small Business, et cetera).


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE in performing efforts of similar scope, scope, and complexity. The following Government or commercial information shall be provided for each of your relevant experiences:

(1) Contract number and project title

(2) Name of contracting activity

(3) Primary Point of Contact for the project (e.g., Administrative Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer’s Representative, or Technical Representative). Provide name, telephone number and email address for point of contact.

(4) Indication of whether your firm acted as the prime contractor or was a subcontractor

(5) Contract period of performance and contract value

(6) Brief summary of work performed and how it relates to the technical services sought by this Request for Information

DUE DATE: Interested parties should send their Capabilities Statement Package by 2:00 PM (EST) on MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014 to the Hampton Roads IPT Acquisition Office.

Late responses will not be accepted.

Electronic submissions will not be accepted.

The Capabilities Statement Package shall be sent by mail or hand-carried to the Hampton Roads IPT Acquisition Office:

Attn: SL Rawls, Bldg.

Z-140, Room 225

Commander Officer


9742 Maryland Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23511-3015

Questions or comments regarding this notice may be addressed in writing to Contract Specialist SL Rawls via email at SL.Rawls@navy.mil.

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