Sources Sought: USDA IDIQ for Architect and Engineering Services
IDIQ for Multi-Disciplinary Architect and Engineering Design Services for US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Operations (OO) servicing the Washington, DC metropolitan areas, as well as locations nationwide.
The US Department of Agriculture requests information from vendors under NAICS 541310 Architectural Services. Vendors should have the capacity to complete large scale (over 1,000,000sf) Modernization/Renovation design for Historic Buildings using historic preservation principles. Vendors interested in submitting a proposal for this requirement should send a Statement of Qualifications. Submit information to the Contract Specialist, Frederick Freeman, at Frederick.Freeman@usda.gov, no later than (NLT) 12:00 PM EST on 11-Jul-22.
All costs associated with providing information in response to this market survey shall be the responsibility of the firm. Any information submitted is voluntary. The Contracting Officer will make an acquisition strategy decision based on the results of this market survey and a future solicitation may be issued as unrestricted without further consideration.
The Work consists of the following:
The Prime Architectural or Engineering (A/E) firm shall at time of award be registered/licensed in one of these states: Washington DC and/or Maryland. The Prim A/E firm should also have the capacity to operate outside the Washington Capital Region. The owners and/or principals of the Prime A/E firm shall be licensed to practice architecture or engineering in Washington DC and Maryland. Also, the major sub-consultants namely, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, roofing/waterproofing, structural shall be licensed to practice in Washington DC or Maryland. Key personnel (defined as project manager(s), project leads of major disciplines such as Architect, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Structural, Roofing/Waterproofing, Environmental, Vertical Transportation, Telecommunications, Security, etc.) shall be licensed or accredited to practice their profession in one or all of these states: Washington, DC and/or Maryland. The contractor shall furnish the necessary personnel, material, equipment, services, and facilities (except noted) to perform the work described herein.
The services shall include, but are not limited to, surveys; testing; reports; management plans; concept studies; design criteria development; preparing bridging documents, all aspects of designs and drawings including interacting with GSA, CFA, NCPC and SHPO; specifications; cost estimates; shop drawing review and approval; construction monitoring; and inspection services as may be required under each task order. Additionally, space and facility management planning services shall include facility analysis, interior design, signage and graphics, system furniture procurement/installation, and move/relocation coordination, and post occupancy tasks. 29
In addition to the services indicated above, the A/E’s services shall also include the following:
• Construction management services.
• Peer review services.
• Facilitate sustainable project certification by the Green Buildings Certification Institute (GBCI) using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.
• Site inspection and environmental, health and safety related services by certified industrial hygienists, professional safety engineers, and certified safety professionals.
• Development of Environmental, Health and Safety Management Plans including the abatement of hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead paint.
• Roofing and waterproofing, inspection, testing, and design.
• Accomplishing computer assisted designs and facility management using hardware and software compatible with Autodesk AutoCAD version 2018 or higher, Building Information Modeling (BIM) software such as Revit, space, and asset management software with in-house personnel and facilities.
• Creating and updating Facility Management databases including but not limited to inventories of equipment, hazardous waste/materials, and space.
• Developing existing design intent drawings into assignment drawings. Incorporating graphics and statistical information, broken down by tenant organizational units. Preparing take-offs and budgets. Attending progress meetings during build-out phases and responding to any request for information (RFI).
• Preparing statements of work or bridging documents for design-build projects.
• Physical move coordination tasks may include but may not be limited to serving as an advisor or coordinator to the Client Agency move committee to determine all physical move requirements (budget development, project facilitation, master relocation plans, schedule management services, relocation occupancy, position database, and move supervision).
• Project management using Microsoft Project or Primavera Project or equivalent.
• Landscape design focusing on sustainable principles and integrating perimeter security.
• Security systems such as access controls and blast resistant design.
• Telecommunication systems design and integration.
• Audio visual system design.
• Vertical transportation design.
• Building commissioning services.
• Knowledge of lighting systems and controls to yield functional, energy conscious and esthetic goals.
• Cafeteria and kitchen design.
• Knowledge of acoustical principles and design.
The US Department of Agriculture anticipates awarding a Firm Fixed-Price Multiple award IDIQ for a base year and four ordering periods that may be exercised at the digression of the government.
Paper copies of this announcement will not be provided. Any future solicitation information, if released, may be obtained through SAM.gov. Any questions relating to this announcement must be submitted in writing, via email ONLY, to the Contract Specialist, Frederick Freeman, at Frederick.Freeman@usda.gov. Include the reference (12314422R0026) in the subject line.
DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a solicitation announcement. This is a sources sought announcement only. Responses to this announcement shall not constitute responses to a solicitation. Responses to this announcement are not considered offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. This announcement does not guarantee a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government pay for the information submitted in response. Respondents will not be notified of the results of any Government assessments. The information received will be utilized to assist in formulating a strategy for competitive procurements. Electing not to submit a capability statement does not preclude a company from submitting an offer under any resulting solicitation, if a solicitation is issued, nor will it impact the evaluation of an offeror that did not submit a capability statement. Any subsequent solicitation, if issued, will be subject to availability of funds.
Interested firms must submit the following information:
1. Name of Firm
2. Firm Primary Address
3. Point of Contact Name, Phone Number and email address.
4. SAM.gov Unique Entity ID
5. Capability statement- A brief summary of capabilities.
6. Size status/SBA certifications (size standard for NAICS 541310, Architectural Services)
- Original Set Aside:
- Product Service Code:
- NAICS Code: 541310 – Architectural Services
- Place of Performance: