Federal contract opportunity HSCG40-11-Q-60514 for ship building and repairing at United States Coast Guard (USCG) USCG Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC), response was due Sep 20, 2011.

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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation: HSCG40-11-Q-60514
Water Jet Blasting, US Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, MD

(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items, prepared in accordance with the format in subpart 12.6 of the FAR and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a separate written solicitation will not be issued.
*NOTE: In addition to this document which includes required certifications, provisions, and Coast Guard specific terms and conditions, there are four additional documents which should be reviewed as part of this RFQ:

1. Supplemental Instructions to the Offerors - two pages - this document provides additional detail on quotation submission requirements.
2. Performance Work Statement - 17 pages - this document includes a description of the required services, performance standards, deliverable schedule, and an estimated workload schedule.
3. Past Performance Information Sheet - two pages - this document should be completed and submitted with the quotation.
4. Offeror Representations and Certifications - 15 pages - to be submitted with quotation.
(ii) Solicitation number HSCG40-11-Q-60514 applies, and is issued as Request for Quotation.
(iii) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-53 (4 Aug 11).
(iv) This procurement is 100% set aside for small businesses. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 336611 and the business size standard is 1,000 employees. U.S. Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center intends to award a single firm fixed price purchase order.
(v) The USCG Surface Forces Logistics Center has the following requirement:

Item No. : 0001: Ultra High Pressure Water Jet blasting onboard the USCGC SHEARWATER (WPB 87349), Underwater Hull and appendages shall be water jet blasted to achieve a WJ-2/L condition. Est. Qty. 1950, Unit: Square Foot (SF), Price/SF _________Total Price ________.

Item No. 0001a: (Optional) Ultra High Pressure Water Jet blasting onboard the USCGC SHEARWATER (WPB 87349), shall be water jet blasted to achieve a WJ-2/L condition, Freeboard surfaces, Est. Qty. 1,100, Unit: Square Foot (SF), Price/SF_____________, Total Price___________.

(vi) The description of required services and performance standards is included in the attached Performance Work Statement (PWS) that is hereby incorporated as part of this combined synopsis/solicitation.

(vii) Place of Performance: USCG Yard, 2401 Hawkins Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21226. Pricing is to be FOB Destination. Period of Performance: The period of performance of shall commence on September 21, 2011 and end on September 23, 2011 for a total of (3) calendar days, to include setup of containment area, protective covering of interferences not removed, mobilization/staging of equipment, hydro blasting, mechanically cleaning areas, demobilization of equipment, cleanup, and disposal.
(viii) The FAR clauses listed below and included in this paragraph apply to this solicitation. Offerors may obtain full text versions of these clauses electronically at http://www.arnet.gov/far. FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (June 2008). An addendum to this clause is included in the attached Supplemental Instructions to Offerors that is hereby incorporated as part of this combined synopsis/solicitation.
(ix) 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999). - Technical capability, key personnel, quality control, past performance, and pricing are the evaluation factors. This is a commercial item acquisition. Award may be made to other than the lowest price. Award will be a best value decision. The Government intends to award on an all or none basis to a responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation, and provides the Government with the best value. All non-price factors are rated of equal importance. When combined, all non-price evaluation factors are significantly more important that price. The evaluation and award procedures in FAR 13.106 (2) apply.
Technical Capability: Offerors will be evaluated on their demonstrated understanding of the performance work statement and proposed methods for meeting the performance requirements of the contract.
Technical capability also has three subfactors. Failure to meet the requirements of these subfactors may result in an offerors proposal being deemed technical unacceptable. The subfactors are as follows:
a) Evidence of an Occupational Health and Safety program addressing the requirements of 29 CFR 1915 as it relates to hydroblasting
b) An SSPC QP-1 Certification
c) An SSPC Coating Inspector Certification
d) Evidence of ownership, or the ability to rent/lease, the following equipment:
a. Vacuum blast head units (similar to the Flow "Hydro-Cat") Up to 40,000 psi 2,800 bar
b. Vacuum assisted hand wands.
c. Hand wands for cut-ins.
d. Power Tools including but not limited to needle guns, scalers, and sanders to perform coating removals where water jetting is inaccessible.
Key Personnel: The contractor shall be evaluated by their proposed key personnel in their ability to meet the minimum criteria as designated in section 1.5.12 of the performance work statement:
a) On site supervisors shall have, at a minimum, 36 months of marine coatings removal experience.
b) Designated personnel in the area of repair and maintenance of the water blasting equipment shall have a minimum of 12 months experience in the same field.
Contractors that propose personnel with less than the minimum experience shall be deemed technically unacceptable. Contractors that propose personnel with more than the minimum level of experience will be evaluated higher.
Past Performance: Past performance will be evaluated based on the following:
(a) Quality of service, timeliness of performance, including adherence to contract schedules and other time-sensitive project conditions, and effectiveness of home and field office management to make prompt decisions and ensure efficient operation of tasks.
(b) Customer satisfaction, including satisfactory business relationship to clients, initiation and management of several complex activities simultaneously, prompt and satisfactory correction of problems, and cooperative attitude in resolving clients' problems.
(c) Track record of key personnel including effectiveness and appropriateness of personnel for the job and prompt and satisfactory changes in personnel when necessary.
The government may give more weight to past performance information that is considered more relevant and/or more current. In cases where an offeror lacks relevant past performance history, or in which information on past performance is not available, the offeror will not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance. The "neutral" rating provided to any offeror lacking relevant past performance history is at the contracting officer's discretion based on the past performance ratings for all other offerors. Prior to assigning a "neutral" past performance rating, the contracting officer may take into account a broad range of information related to an offeror's past performance.
Price: Vendors will provide a total price for all services as described in Item No. 0001. Pricing shall be inclusive all costs associated with performance of each contract line item, including, but not limited to any mobilization costs, containment costs, associated rental costs, demobilization costs, clean up and disposal costs. Please provide a consolidated price and a statement of what the Vendor has included in their consolidated pricing.
(x) FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Apr 2011) with Alt 1 included, are to be submitted with your offer.
(xi) FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Jun 2010) applies to this acquisition.
(xii)FAR 52.212-5 -- Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders --Commercial Items. (Aug 2011)
(a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
(1) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
(2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).
(3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78).
(b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2010) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644).
52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Apr 2009) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).
52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).
52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jul 2010) (E.O. 13126).
52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999).
52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).
52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793).
52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).
52.223-18, Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Sep 2010) (E.O. 13513).
52.225-1, Buy American Act-Supplies (Feb 2009) (41U.S.C. 10a-10d).
52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration (Oct. 2003) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
(c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
___ (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
___ (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 1989) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
(xiii) The following FAR/HSAR/CGAP clauses are incorporated as addenda to this solicitation and are incorporated by reference:
52.223-17Affirmative Procurement of EPA-designated Items in Service and Construction Contracts (May 2008)
52.225-25 Prohibition on Engaging in Sanctioned Activities Relating to Iran-Certification (Sep 2010)
52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (Apr 1984)
52.242-15 Stop-Work Order (Aug 1989)
52.242-17 Government Delay of Work (Apr 1984)
52.245-1 Government Property (Aug 2010)
52.246-4 Inspection of Services-Fixed Price (Aug 1996)
Copies of HSAR clauses may be obtained electronically at http://www.dhs.gov.
HSAR clause 3052.204-71 Contractor employee access (Jun 2006)
HSAR clause 3052.209-70 Prohibitions on contracts with corporation expatriates (USCG) (Dec 2003)
HSAR clause 3052.223-90 Accident and fire reporting (USCG) (Dec 2003)
HSAR clause 3052.225-70 Requirement for Use of Certain Domestic Commodities (Aug 2009)
HSAR clause 3052.228-70 Insurance (Dec 2003)
HSAR clause 3052.242-72 Contracting officer's technical representative (Dec 2003)
HSAR clause 3052.245-70 Government Property Reports [DEVIATION] (Aug 2008)
A copy of this notice may be obtained electronically at http://www.uscg.mil/directives/cim/4000-4999/CIM_4200_19J.pdf.
CGAP SUBCHAPTER 3033 Appendix (C) to COMDTINST M4200.19J C-1 APPENDIX C - CHAPTER 3033, Ombudsman
The following FAR clauses are incorporated by full text:
52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 1989)
In compliance with the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended, and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR Part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332.

This Statement is for Information Only:
It is not a Wage Determination
Employee Class Monetary Wage -- Fringe Benefits
Laborer, Wage Grade 1, Step 1 $15.37, $3.50 per hour Health & Welfare
(End of Clause)
(xiv) Contract financing will not be considered. Payment will be based upon completion of contract line items and requirements, as invoiced by the Contractor.
(xv) Questions related to this solicitation are due in writing or by email to ronald.almond@uscg.mil no later than August19, 2011 @ 4:00 PM EST. Proposals are due no later than August 20, 2011 @ 1:00 PM EST. Quotations may be emailed to ronald.almond@uscg.mil. Contractors are responsible for verifying receipt of their proposals.
(xiv) The point of contact for this requirement is Ron Almond, Contract Specialist, Contract & Procurement Division 3, Surface Forces Logistics Center, 410-762-6451.


Package File Description
Unspecified Supplemental Instructions to the Offerors.doc Supplemental Instrcutions to the Offerors
Unspecified Past Performance Information.doc Past Performance Information Sheet
Place of Performance