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SOURCES SOUGHT: 75H70122R00050 Fire Sprinkler System Installation and Dry Sprinkler System Replacement

 In Bid Opportunities

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is conducting a SOURCES SOUGHT/REQUEST FOR INFORMATION as outlined in FAR 15.201(c)(3) to gain knowledge of interest, capabilities, and qualifications of firms especially small businesses including: Native American/Indian-Owned Businesses, 8(a) Certified Small Businesses, Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUB-Zone) Small Businesses, Women Owned Small Businesses, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB), and Veteran Owned Small Businesses. This notice is intended strictly for Market Research to determine if a 100% Set Aside for Indian Economic Enterprise (IEE) Firms or if a 100% Set Aside for Small business concerns can fulfill the requirements set forth in this request for information (RFI).

Interested firms are requested to reply to this announcement with a submittal as described below.

NO PROPOSALS ARE BEING REQUESTED OR ACCEPTED WITH THIS RFI. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS.  Respondents will NOT be notified of the results of this notice.  No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this notice or any follow-up information requested.

Market Research is being performed pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10 to identify businesses capable of performing the functions described herein.

This notice also serves as a PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE in accordance with the requirements of FAR 5.204. The Government anticipates releasing the solicitation in late September or early October 2022 with proposals due at least 30 calendar days after solicitation issuance.  This date is subject to change.  A full scope of work, plans and specifications and Davis Bacon Wage Determination will be included in the solicitation documents.  Hard copy documents will not be available – all documents for proposal purposes will be posted at for download by interested parties.

LOCATION OF PROJECT: Kyle Health Center and Wanblee Health Center located in South Dakota

TERO is applicable.  Contact Buffy Redfish, Acting TERO Director, P. 605-867-5167 or

CONSTRUCTION DURATION:  Period of Performance is 360 calendar days after issuance of a Notice to Proceed.

SET-ASIDE: The appropriate set-aside will be finalized based on the results of this sources sought.  It is anticipated that this project will be procured as a 100% Small Business set-aside under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 236220 Commercial and Institutional Building Construction with a size standard of $39.5 million.  The applicable Product Service Code (PSC) is Y1DA Construction of Hospitals and Infirmaries. For information concerning NAICS and SBA size standards, go to


The contractor shall provide all labor, materials, supplies, and services for the design and installation of a fire sprinkler system for the Kyle Health Center and the replacement of a dry sprinkler system for the Wanblee Health Center. The Kyle Health Center had a wet sprinkler system installed in the new addition constructed in 2019. The new fire sprinkler system shall tie into the existing system and provide coverage for the existing area of the building to meet NFPA requirements.  Installation at Kyle shall include the sprinkler piping, sprinkler heads, sprinkler system components, fire pump, sprinkler riser(s), and all other appurtenances required to install a new sprinkler system in an existing building. The Wanblee Health Center has a dry system and the dry sprinkler piping is 20 years old. The dry piping needs to be removed and replaced and all sprinkler heads changed to be uniform throughout the building.  Replacement at Wanblee shall include new sprinkler piping, new sprinkler heads, dry system components and all other appurtenances required to make the new sprinkler system fully functional. All existing sprinkler piping, and sprinkler components shall be removed and disposed of at the contractor’s expense.

In accordance with FAR 36.204, Disclosure of the Magnitude of Construction Projects, the anticipated project magnitude is between $250,000.00 and $500,000.00.


Responses to this notice must be emailed to Thupten Tsering at and must be received no later than 3:00 pm PT, September 9, 2022.  Interested firms shall utilize the attached “Sources Sought Submittal Questionnaire” to provide the required information.  Responses must include:

1. Company Information: Company name, website, physical address, SAM UEI code

2. Point of Contact: Contact name, phone number, and E-mail address

3. If a solicitation is issued, will your firm/company be submitting a proposal?  Indicate Yes or No

4. Type of Business: Native American-owned (IEE/ISBEE)**, SBA certified 8(a), SBA Certified HUB Zone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), and/or Small Businesses (SB). For more information on the definitions or requirements for these small business programs, refer to

**For Indian owned business, the contractor shall complete and submit Attachment 1: IHS IEE Representation Form (Jan 2022) along with the controlling enterprise’s Tribal enrollment/certificate of Degree of Indian Blood documentation. Please note that there shall be no personally identifiable information (PII), such as social security numbers, included in the documentation submitted. Any PII shall be redacted prior to submission.

5. Bond Capacity: Information on the firm’s bonding capability – specifically identify single and aggregate bonding capacities.

6. Experience Submission Requirements: Submit two (2) narratives describing projects completed by your firm within the last six (6) years that are similar to the work that will be required under this project.  Firms shall include the following information:

a. Indicate whether Prime Contractor or Subcontractor for each project submitted;

b. Dates of construction for each project submitted;

c. Contract value, location, completion date, and complexity of job for each project submitted;

d. Indicate whether the project is a federal, state, tribal or other for each project submitted; and

e. Project references/Agency point of contact (telephone number and email address) for each project submitted.

All information received in response to this source sought that is marked proprietary will be handled accordingly

QUESTIONS:Questions regarding this sources sought may be emailed to Thupten Tsering at

NOTE: Registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database is mandatory to be considered for award.  Offerors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the internet at  Contractors are encouraged to complete SAM registration as soon as possible; the government may not delay award for the purpose of allowing a contractor additional time to register in SAM.

This notice is for informational purposes only and is NOT a request for submission of offers. No other information is available until issuance of the solicitation itself. No bidder list is maintained. All potential offerors should register with if interested in this forthcoming acquisition.  Upon issuance of the solicitation, all responsible sources may submit a bid, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency.

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  • NAICS Code: 236220 – Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
  • Place of Performance: Kyle , SD 57752 USA

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