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Additional Construction of Water Transmission Line for the Lakes Marion & Moultrie, SC Environmental Infrastructure Project

South Carolina, United States
Government : Military
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This notice constitutes a SOURCES SOUGHT/REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI). This announcement seeks information from industry and will be used for preliminary planning, market research purposes, and may be used to improve the solicitation. THIS IS NOT AN INVITATION FOR BIDS/ SOLICITATION NOTICE. No bids/proposals are being requested or accepted with this RFI. The purpose of this RFI is to determine interest and capability of potential qualified contractors relative to the North American Industry Classification code (NAICS) 237990, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction and to solicit feedback on the draft Specifications and Designs. The Small Business size standard for this NAICS code is $36.5 million average annual revenue. The type of solicitation issued, type of Small Business Set-Aside (if any), the geographical coverage of the Specifications/Drawings and the manner of advertisement (sealed bidding, competitive or sole source) may depend on the responses to this RFI.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Charleston District has been tasked to solicit the interest of prospective offeror(s)/bidders to determine the availability of qualified contractors to compete under a potential IFB/solicitation resulting from this announcement. The purpose of this RFI is to gauge interest, capabilities and qualifications of contractors, to include both Small and Large Businesses, as the Government must ensure there is adequate competition amongst the potential pool of responsible contractors. Responses to this RFI will be used as a market research tool in order to determine acquisition strategy and how the upcoming solicitation will be advertised.


Background: USACE Charleston District intends to issue a solicitation for a Firm Fixed Price contract. This contract is for the Dorchester Reach "Highway 27 Extension". This reach includes approximately 4,820 linear feet of water transmission pipeline (16-inch diameter) from the intersection of Hwy 27/Hwy 78 proceeding north along Hwy 27 connecting to a proposed master meter for Berkeley County near the intersection of Hwy 27/I-26 near the Dorchester-Berkeley County line.

Summary of Requirements: The scope of work being addressed in this RFI consists of the furnishing, installing and placing into successful operation approximately 4,820 LF of 16-inch diameter water main pipe and all associated work. This contract will include all pipe, valves, appurtenances, roadway bores, horizontally directionally drilled pipe, testing, quality control, safety and all other related work, required to place project into successful operation.

The Contractor will be responsible for coordinating work with local utility owners, property owners, Lake Marion Water Treatment Plant personnel, and Dorchester County, SC.

The anticipated magnitude of construction under this contract is $1,000,000 to $5,000,000.


(1) Your firm's intent to submit a proposal for this contract when it is formally advertised.

(2) Name of firm with address, phone and point of contact.

(3) CAGE Code, DUNS number OR a copy of your entity record on

(4) A letter of current bonding capacity from an acceptable surety/bonding company both expressed in dollar value per contract and aggregate bonding capacity.

(5) A Statement of Capability (SOC) stating your firm's skills, experience, and knowledge required to perform the specified type of work will be utilized as a market research tool in making decisions related to the solicitation of this contract.

(6) Demonstrated Experience: Submit up to three (3) projects where you have demonstrated similar experience within the last ten years. Include the following:
• Customer Name and contact information
• Dollar value
• Description of the requirement by identifying the capabilities and experience requested in paragraph five above.
• Identify whether you were the prime, sub and/or whether you were a part of a Joint Venture. If you were a part of a joint venture or a sub, what role did you have with the project?
• Timeliness of performance

(7) Provide all current and planned projects over the next five (5) years, if applicable. Identify the timeline of these projects and available resources.


Interested business concerns are requested to complete and return via email any responses to this RFI. Responses to this RFI shall NOT exceed fifteen (15) pages, and must be electronically submitted no later than 2:00 PM Eastern time Thursday, October 18, 2018, to the attention of the Contract Specialist, Tonya Willis, at To ensure your submission is received and processed appropriately, please subject your email "RFI RESPONSE: W912HP-19-S-0001 FIRM NAME HERE"

Participation is voluntary; respondents will not be paid to participate. However, your participation in this market research endeavor is greatly appreciated and will be instrumental in assisting the USACE Charleston District in making the solicitation decision most appropriate for market conditions and to meet the Government requirements.

NOTE: The Government does not intend to rank submittals or provide any reply to interested firms. Submittals will be used for market survey information and may be used to improve upon the Draft Designs and Specifications. Interested parties providing information as part of this market research process are hereby advised that your information will NOT be used later as part of the evaluation process should you choose to submit a proposal in response to any solicitation that may result in the future. All information submitted under this RFI will be considered proprietary and will not be available for use outside of the Federal government.


Currently it is estimated that the formal solicitation could occur in the next 3 to 6 months. A Pre-Solicitation announcement will be issued no later than 15 days prior to the release of the solicitation.

Tonya D. Willis, Contract Specialist, Phone 8433298180, Email

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