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Sources Sought Notice and Market Research for The US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, in support of its Navigation Operations and Maintenance projects primarily within the Southern California area.
This is a Sources Sought-Market Research Notice. It is NOT a solicitation announcement. The purpose of this Market Research-Sources Sought Notice is to gain knowledge of all qualified dredging firms. Responses to this notice will be used by the Government in making appropriate acquisition decisions.
Construction services will consist of maintenance dredging of federal navigation channels at Santa Barbara Harbor in Santa Barbara, CA. Dredge material will be placed on down coast beaches. Dredging at Santa Barbara Harbor occurs biannually, generally in the late fall (November/December) and early spring (March/April). A typical dredge cycle volume is 100,000 - 120,000 cubic yards. Dredging will occur in depths up to -35' MLLW in an exposed, open ocean environment. For the past 15-20 years the Santa Barbara Air Pollution Control District has only allowed electric dredges to work inside Santa Barbara Harbor.
The estimated magnitude of construction is $5,000,000 - $10,000,000.
North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code applicable to this acquisition is 237990.
Small Business Size Standard for this acquisition is $27,500,000. To be considered small for purposes of Government procurement, a firm must perform at least 40 percent of the volume dredged with its own equipment or equipment owned by another small dredging concern.
Prospective prime contractors interested in this notice must respond to the following questions. Responses shall be limited to 5 pages. Prior Government contract work is not required for submitting a response under this Sources Sought-Market Research notice.
1. Offeror's names, address, point of contact, phone number and email address.
2. Offeror's interest in bidding on the solicitation when issued.
3. Offeror's capability to perform a contract of this magnitude and complexity (include offeror's in-house capability to execute construction, experience of the prime contractor as well as any major subcontractors may be submitted; comparable work performed within the past 5 years, and brief description of project, customer satisfaction, type of equipment used on project, and dollar value of project) provide at least 3 examples. Please note: Work Plans accomplished under Performance Oriented Construction Activity Contracts (POCA contracts) do not constitute experience. Such experience will not be accepted.
4. Offeror's equipment to be used on this project, specifically access to an electric hydraulic cutterhead dredge which is required.
5. Offeror's type of business and business size (whether large business, small business, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned, 8(a)).
6. Offeror's joint venture information, if applicable, existing and potential.
7. Offeror's bonding capability (construction bonding level per contract and aggregate construction bonding level, expressed in dollars).
8. Offerors (other than small businesses) should also provide their assessment of the degree of involvement by small and SDB subcontractors, stated as a percentage of subcontracted dollars.
Interested offerors shall respond to the Sources Sought/Market Research notice no later than 2:00PM (local time) August 12, 2019. Email your response to This is only a Request for Information and not a Request for Proposal. NO Award will result from this Sources Sought-Market Research Notice. This notice does not constitute any commitment by the Government.



EDWIN R. RACKLEY, CONTRACT SPECIALIST, Phone 2134523309, Email - Lucia A. Carvajal, Contract Specialist, Phone 2134523240, Email

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