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SOURCES SOUGHT: Architect/Engineering (A/E) Services for Clarksburg Courthouse Modernization Phases 2-5

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Sources Sought Notice for Architect/Engineering (A/E) Services for the Clarksburg Federal Building and Courthouse Phases 2-5 in Clarksburg, WV 

This is a sources sought only. This is not a solicitation announcement for proposals and no contract will be awarded from this announcement.  This is not a request for proposals, quotations or bids.  In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a contract.  No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this announcement.  There is no solicitation at this time, nor is there any additional information available to support this announcement.  The ability to respond to any future solicitation is not dependent upon responding to this Sources Sought Notice.  The sole purpose of this notice is to determine whether there are adequate small business contractors for the following anticipated procurement.


The General Services Administration (GSA) intends to modernize and renovate an existing U.S. Courthouse in Clarksburg, WV. The project site is located at 500 W. Pike St. in the downtown historic district of Clarksburg, WV and has some historic building sections. The project includes space for the U.S. Courts and the U.S. Marshals Service, including a courtroom and judge’s chambers and all associated court spaces. The project must meet all building standards and criteria detailed in the US Courts Design Guide, USMS Pub64 and GSA’s P100. The contractor will develop construction documents for Phases 2 through 5 of the Clarksburg Courthouse Modernization project as described in the 2019 Feasibility Study, which is not being provided as part of this sources sought.

The Clarksburg Courthouse is located at the western edge of Clarksburg’s commercial downtown district at the northwest corner of West Pike and North 6th Streets. The building was constructed in 1932 and replaced the functions of a smaller 1886 structure, demolished in recent years, which was located a few blocks to the east of the present courthouse. The building was built to house a post office and mail sorting facility on the first floor, and to serve as a district courthouse on the upper two floors. The first floor Annex addition was constructed in 1972 increasing the building to a total of 76,455 square feet. The building is located in the Clarksburg Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) mandates that modifications that impact the building architectural character are to comply with the NHPA’s provisions.


The scope of professional services includes, but is not limited to: professional architectural, engineering, and related consulting services for the design through the development of concept design documents, design development documents, construction documents, specifications, cost estimates, value engineering services, computer-aided design and building information modeling services, and construction phase services. Additional services include pre-design investigations/probes and construction phasing plan development. The professional services shall be performed in an integrated manner where designers collaborate throughout the project delivery to provide a complete design with the consideration of the above aspects for the project. The project must conform to the latest edition of the Facility Standards for the Public Buildings Service (PBS-P100).

Under this Sources Sought announcement, the Government is seeking information on A/E firms that are experienced in architectural design and interested in this project. This information is intended to assist the Government with market research and acquisition strategy planning.

The overall estimated construction project for this project is between $45,000,000 to $60,000,000.

Project Delivery Method

The construction project will be performed under “Construction Manager as constructor” (CMc) methodology. This project will be executed using a Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) process with a General Contractor involved through completion of the contract documents. After the selection of a highly qualified A/E firm, the Government will select a CMc to serve as the General Contractor providing pre-construction and construction services. The CMc will be retained throughout the design phase providing design phase consultations, evaluating costs, schedule, alternative design implications, building systems and constructability reviews.

The North American Industry Classification System Code for this acquisition is 541310. The Small Business size standard is an average annual sales and receipts for the past three years that are equal to or less than $11,000,000.

Submission Instructions:

Small businesses with a NAICS code of 541310 are invited to respond to the following questions and directions by email to no later than September 21, 2022 by close of business.

If you are an interested A/E firm, you are invited to submit a written Letter of Interest to include a Capability Statement addressing the following questions (5-page limit). All information submitted is subject to verification. Additional information may be requested to substantiate responses. The Government will use this information to assess the likelihood of your firm’s capability to perform this project.

  1. Provide your firm’s name, address, DUNS #, email address, and phone number, and main point of contact’s name.
  2. Provide your status as a small business, 8(a), woman-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, and HUBZone small business.
  3. Provide a capability statement.
  4. Provide a short description of three similar projects performed in the past 5 years. Similar features include similar size, similar work (especially elevator work, high-end millwork, and work of direct high interest to judges) performed in a similar economically isolated area without a robust market of subcontractors, and a similar or distance or greater from your firm’s headquarters.  Include a name, phone number, and email address for a reference for each project.
  5. Provide subcontractors, if any, you have worked with the in the past and may intend to use for this project to include their names and addresses. Have any of these subcontractors worked in the Clarksburg, WV area?
  6. Has your firm worked in the Clarksburg, WV area?
  • Original Set Aside: Total Small Business Set-Aside (FAR 19.5)
  • NAICS Code: 541310 – Architectural Services
  • Place of Performance: Clarksburg , WV USA

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