Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) Main Currency Facility, Beltsville, Maryland

expired opportunity(Expired)
From: Federal Government(Federal)
started - 07 Dec, 2022 (1 month ago)

Start Date

07 Dec, 2022 (1 month ago)
due - 07 Dec, 2022 (1 month ago)

Due Date

10 Jan, 2023 (19 days ago)
Bid Notification

Opportunity Type

Bid Notification
W912DR23R0010

Opportunity Identifier

W912DR23R0010
DEPT OF DEFENSE

Customer / Agency

DEPT OF DEFENSE
Beltsville ,
 MD  20704  USA

Location

Beltsville , MD 20704 USA
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Title: BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING (BEP) MAIN CURRENCY FACILITY, BELTSVILLE, MD – Solicitation: W912DR23R0010THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, QUOTATIONS OR BIDS. THERE WILL NOT BE A SOLICITATION, SPECIFICATIONS, OR DRAWINGS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District requests letters of interest from POTENTIAL PRIME CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS concerning the potential project described below. USACE, Baltimore District has been tasked to solicit and award a construction contract for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s (BEP) proposed DC Currency Production Facility (DCF) located in Beltsville, Maryland. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this request or any follow-up information requests; all costs associated with responding to this Notice will be solely at the responding party’s expense. Responses to this sources sought announcement will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. The North American Industry Classification System code (NAICS) for this acquisition is 236220 – Commercial and Institutional Building Construction with a size standard of $36,500,000.00.In accordance with DFARS 236.204 – Disclosure of the magnitudes of construction projects, the magnitude of this project is over $500,000,000. Small Businesses are reminded that they must perform at least 20% of the cost of the contract, not including the cost of materials with their own employees for general construction-type procurements.By way of this Market Survey/Sources Sought Notice, W912DR23R0010, USACE NAB intends to determine the extent of capable firms that are engaged in providing the services described hereunder. Therefore, this notice does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP); it does not guarantee the future issuance of an RFP; nor does it commit the Government to contract for anysupply or service. Further, USACE NAB will not accept unsolicited proposals. In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the U.S. Government to form a binding contract. It is the responsibility of the interested parties to monitor this site for additional information pertaining to this announcement.Project Description: The Department of Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has a need for construction of a new DC Currency Production Facility (DCF) located in Beltsville, Maryland that will replace their existing production facilities in Washington, D.C. The project will be to construct a 1,000,000+ sq. ft. facility that will meet all storage and production needs of the BEP.Work includes the development of approximately 100-acre site, balanced site with secure perimeter, including standalone vehicle screening facilities and surface parking. Project will be fully permitted by MDE at time of award. Main building is two-story steel frame construction of 1,000,000+ sq feet, including Manufacturing Hall 257,700 SF, Work-in-Progress (WIP) Storage 21,200 SF, Manufacturing Support 72,400 SF, Vault 34,600 SF, Warehouse 109,500 SF, Custodial Dispensing 500 SF, Integrated Central Utility Plant (CUP) 50,000 SF, Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plant 22,200 SF, Administrative Area 364,000 SF which surrounds 2-story Main Street 22,300 SF, and Skywells 12,400 SF. Sustainable design including rainwater harvesting, green roof, Roof mounted Photovoltaic Panels (under separate contract) and permeable pavement Project will be turnkey, and contractor will be required to purchase and install office furniture, Audio/Visual Equipment, IT Infrastructure, Machine Shop Equipment, Lab Equipment, physical and electrical security systems. Additional Specialty Equipment includes Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Automated Storage Equipment and Laboratory Equipment and materials for Firing Range and Wastewater Treatment Plant to support production equipment. Currency Production Equipment will be Government Provided/Government Installed and arrive onsite after completion of construction.The Architect-Engineer responsible for completion of the design is Capital Currency Team (CCT). CCT is Joint Venture comprised of the following firms:Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (Project Management, Architecture, interiors, Structural, LEED)Huitt-Zollars (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)Ghafari (Process and Operations Engineering, Material Management, Industrial Engineering)CCT sub-contractors include:Wiles Mensch Corp (Civil Engineering, Land Survey)RMF Engineering (Commissioning)Hinman (Physical Security Specialist, Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection)AME (Communications)GHD, Inc. (Audio Visual, Information Technology)Dharam Consulting (Cost Estimating, Scheduling)OCMI (Value Management)Coffman Engineering (Fire Protection, Fire Alarm)Schnabel Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering)Cerami & Associates (Acoustics, Noise Abatement)CTI (Technical Security)Interior Architects (Programming, Interior Design)Rhodeside & Harwell (Landscape Architecture)Gorove Slade (Traffic Planning and Engineering)Hopkins Food Service (Food Service Design)George Sexton & Associates (Interior and Exterior Lighting Design)CCT is currently in the Preliminary Design Phase with the Preliminary Design Submission scheduled to be submitted March 2023. Final Design Submission is scheduled for October 2023 and Final Design Electronic Bid Set is scheduled to be submitted December 2023. The proposed project will be a competitive, firm-fixed price contract procured in accordance with FAR Part 15, Contracting by Negotiations, under a Best-Value Trade-Off Process. Prior Government contract work is not required for submitting a response to this sources sought notice. Interested PRIME CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS shall submit a narrative demonstrating their experience with construction projects over $500M of similar nature as described under the Project Description and as defined in 6a.Further, please include in your response, the following questions (in the exact order): Firm’s name, address, point of contact, phone number, and email address, CAGE code and EIS.Indicate if your company is registered with the Systems for Award Management (SAM) database. If not, indicate if it has been registered or does it plan to register.In consideration of NAICS code 236220, with a small business size standard in dollar of $39,500,000, indicate which of the following small business categories your business is classified under: Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Small-Disadvantaged Business, Woman-Owned Small Business, HUBZone Small Business, or 8(a) Business.Indicate if your company is currently prohibited from doing business with the Federal Government. Yes/No. (if Yes, please explain.)Firm’s interest in providing a proposal on the pending solicitation once issued.Experience:Evidence of capabilities to perform work comparable to that required for this project (e.g. management of construction of a large public sector or MILCON projects with complex civil component; manufacturing facility; multiuse structures such as warehouse, administration building, and/or secure facility with strict security standards). Provide three (3) recent relevant/comparable projects (no more than ten years old). Include the project name; dollar value of the project; description of the key/salient features of the project; identify the contracting office & the customer/user (include POC information); and identify/discuss the acquisition method (e.g., sealed bid, best value), contract type (e.g., Firm Fixed Price, Fixed Price Incentive Successive Targets (FPIS), and delivery method (e.g., Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc, etc.). Address if the project included follow-on Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the constructed facility. Responses should address the firm’s capability.O&M:Address your firm’s interest and ability to provide follow-on O&M of the completed site and facility for up to four (4) years after construction. Address your firms understanding of the advantages and disadvantages for the Government if the construction contractor provides the follow-on O&M.Would you be able to provide a price for O&M services as part of a proposal submission for the design and construction of the facility with an assumption that a contract would be awarded in mid-2024 with a 36-month construction duration?Based upon the scope of this project, identify if interested firms would form a joint venture to execute this work. Provide joint venture information, if applicable, including EIS number and CAGE code.Address the firm’s plan to include small business participation to the maximum extent practicable.Provide the firm’s Bonding Capability (construction bonding level per contract and aggregate bonding level, both expressed in dollars) via a letter from bonding company. Include any concerns associated with providing performance and payment bond for the projected contract value identified. Address the firm’s capability to construct the facility in a 36-month timeframe?Based on current market conditions, identify long lead procurement items including lead time and strategy to mitigated impacts to overall schedule of construction.Address advantages/disadvantages of an on-site concrete batch plant. The project is estimated to need 75,000 CY of concrete. Given the size and scope of the project, discuss the firm’s approach to resourcing the project. CCT will be preparing the LOD 400 Steel Tekla Model which will include:Final three-dimensional geometry of all structural steel components.Engineered connections for all primary structural steel components including truss connections, braced frame connections, moment connections, shear connections, in-plane bracing connections, base plate and concrete-embed connections.Engineered connections for primary MEP equipment/piping connected to steel elements. Detailing of connections includes:Connection geometryConnection plate thickness and plate cutBolts (size and spacing) and bolt holesWeld type and sizeMember copes as requiredCCT will be the Designer of Record for all engineered connections.Contractor Responsibilities:Review connection details for:Constructability requirementsErection requirements and erection aidsFabrication requirementsWeld preparationsAdditional information related to metal deck, shear studs, etc.Member camberImplementation into the Tekla model of:CA phase updatesMEP Contractor coordinationHow would the project benefit if the Tekla 400 Model was provided as part of the solicitation package?The Government is considering alternative procurement methods, provide your opinions (advantages/disadvantages) on award fee or incentive-based firm fixed priced construction contracts. Why types of items should the award fee or incentive fee be based on?The Government plans to use Design-Bid-Build (DBB) Staggered Receipt of Proposals Solicitation Process. The Architect-Engineer’s Preliminary Design Submission will be used for issuance of Construction Request for Proposal. The Contractor will prepare and submit Volume I of their proposal while the A/E completes design. Volume I will likely include Experience, Management and Technical Approach, Past Performance, Schedule Narrative and Summary Schedule and Small Business Participation Plans. When the Electronic Bid Set (EBS) is complete an amendment will be issued to include EBS and request for Volume II – Price Proposal. Given this approach, how much time would your firm consider to be reasonable to prepare Volume I and Volume II and your reasoning? Please indicate if your firm would like a one-on-one meeting with the Government to talk through the response provided by the firm.Narratives shall be no longer than twenty-five (25) pages. Responses are to be sent via email to Leigha Arnold at leigha.m.arnold@usace.army.mil no later than 11:00 a.m. EST 10 January 2022.Comments must be in the exact format as indicated above, and must include submitter’s name, phone number, and email address. Comments will be shared with the Government, Customer and the Project Delivery Team, but otherwise will be held in strict confidence.PLEASE NOTE: AT THIS TIME, WE ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN RESPONSES FROM POTENTIAL PRIME CONTRACTORS.Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding their submissions. If you have any questions concerning this opportunity, please contact: Leigha Arnold via email - leigha.m.arnold@usace.army.mil.Please note that vendors not registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award of contracts will not be eligible for an award. Vendors must all be registered in SAM under the applicable NAICS code 236210 as indicated in the advertised RFP to be considered for award. Vendors may register for SAM online at www.sam.gov or by calling 1.866.606.8220.

Dates

Start Date

07 Dec, 2022 (1 month ago)

Due Date

10 Jan, 2023 (19 days ago)

Agency Hierarchy

DEPT OF DEFENSE (10000)DEPT OF THE ARMY (2601)USACE (1028)NAD (151)W2SD ENDIST BALTIMORE (39)

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Country : United StatesState : Maryland