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Correct FCA deficiencies

New York, United States
Government : Federal
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The of Veterans Affairs is seeking a ********************* (AE) firm to provide Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Technical Specifications, Construction Period Services, Site Visits, Cost Estimates, As-Built Documentation, and all other related information for Project 561-18-180 Correct FCA deficiencies at the VA NJ Health Care System, 385 Tremont Ave, East Orange, NJ, 07018.

This requirement is being procured in accordance with the Brooks Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Applicable NAICS code is 541330 and small business size standard of $15.0 Million. Magnitude of Construction is between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. This is a 100% Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set Aside. The anticipated award date of the proposed A-E Contract is on or before September 30, 2018. Potential contractors must be registered in SAM ( and visible/certified in Vet Biz ( at time of submission of their qualifications in order to be considered for an award. As a prospective offeror or bidder for this Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set aside, you are verifying your company meets the status requirements of a SDVOSB concern as established by 38 CFR Part 74. NOTE - Offerors are referred to 48 CFR 852.219-10(c)(1): Services (except construction) at least 50 percent of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible Service Disabled veteran-owned small business concerns . In order to assure compliance with this clause, all firms submitting a SF 330 for this Sources Sought Notice are required to indicate what percentage of the cost of contract performance will be expended by the concerns employees and in which discipline(s) and percentage of cost of contract performance to be expended (and in what disciplines) by any other subcontracted or otherwise used small or large business entity(s). Any subcontracted or otherwise business entity(s) used must be identified by name, office location and size/type of business (i.e. SDVOSB, VOSB, 8(a), large, etc).


1. Contract Title. Furnish professional A/E services to provide an Evaluation, survey and Design for project 561-18-180 to survey, evaluate and correct boiler room deficiencies at the VA NJ Health Care System, East Orange, NJ.

2. Background.

This requirement is an assessment and correction for the boiler room equipment deficiencies and other misc. equipment s upgrade.

3. Scope:

The A/E shall perform a complete survey & evaluation to the existing conditions and provide recommendation to the VA for approval, upon approval the A/E will develop and prepare complete construction document package with bid alternatives that can be readily identified and listed in the procurement documents. The A/E shall provide construction period services and post-construction services for the project.

4. Specific Tasks:

This Engineering contract shall be for a complete construction packages including preliminary drawings, contract drawings, contract specifications, and a detailed cost estimate to evaluate and design the following system/s, at the East Orange NJ campus; including but not limited to:
Boiler/burners function assessment.
Dual blow down tanks; blow down piping to tanks.
Yokohama instruments
Four main gas regulators
Drainage piping for cooling water, chemical testing, overflow of condensate tank
Air combustion
Electric panelboards
Other deficiencies

The A/E shall examine the existing conditions and make recommendations of proposed corrections/upgrades to the VA. Upon approval, the A/E shall design all necessary construction and renovation as intended which will be in compliance with the VA specific requirements and all applicable current codes.
All contract drawings shall be prepared on CD/ Auto-Cad Release 2016 and delivered to the VA Medical Center, East Orange, New Jersey.
The A/E will provide the Chief of Facility Management Service, complete specifications and working drawings as further described in the contract. In each drawing System International Metric units shall only be used for markings, measurements, and dimensions.
The A/E will develop and prepare the construction document package with bid alternatives that can be readily identified and listed in the procurement documents.
The A/E will Retain and provide (VPIH/CIH) consultant Monitoring services if applicable on behalf of the U.S. of Veterans Affairs for all abatements that will take place during construction period services. Have subcontracted firm supply state mandated/required sample readings as well as a certified final reports. The Subcontractor shall perform all requirements as specified on VA specification sections (02 82 13.19 27, 2.3.2 SCOPE OF SERVICES OF THE VPIH/CIH CONSULTANT) (02 82 11-30, 2.3.2 SCOPE OF SERVICES OF THE VPIH/CIH CONSULTANT) (02 82 13.13-27, 2.3.2 SCOPE OF SERVICES OF THE VPIH/CIH CONSULTANT)
The A/E shall provide competent design and construction period services utilizing those adequately knowledgeable of the various subordinate design disciplines including but not limited to the engineering of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and special systems as required by the project.

5. Performance Monitoring (if applicable).

The designated COR will monitor the contract performance and make sure the A/E adheres to VA standards and designated project milestones as well as provide all necessary support required to complete the subject design.
6. Security Requirements.

The contractor employees shall not have access to VA sensitive or computer information and will not require routine access to VA Facilities. The contractor employees shall require intermittent access only and will be escorted by VA employees while at VA Facilities. No background investigation is required

7. -Furnished Equipment (GFE)/ -Furnished Information (GFI).


8. Other Pertinent Information or Special Considerations. N/A

A. Identification of Possible Follow-on Work.

B. Identification of Potential Conflicts of Interest (COI).

C. Inspection and Acceptance Criteria.

The designated COR will certify the work done under the contract shall be performed to time and standard. Designated COR is also responsi...

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