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Small Business Market Research for GSA PBS Region 3

Pennsylvania, United States
Government : Federal
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This is not a request for proposal or a pre-solicitation communication. This is a market research effort to gather information on small businesses interested in working with the federal government.

The General Services Administration (GSA), Mid-Atlantic Region 3, Public Building Services (PBS) Acquisition Management Division (AMD) is constantly seeking responsible, capable, eager and reliable small business construction contractors to perform projects within its regional boundaries. Every year GSA PBS Region 3 awards hundreds of construction projects that range in scope, size and complexity in order to meet its mission. GSA is a champion for the small business community and strives to maximize contracting opportunities for small businesses.

GSA is interested in working with small businesses that can provide construction services for contracts valued between $2,500.00 to $25,000,000.00. The construction contractors we are seeking typically are able to provide services that include but not limited to(NAICS CODE/Small Business Size Standard):

1.    Commercial and Institutional Building Construction (236220/$36.5 Million);
2.    Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction (237990/$36.5 Million);
3.    Framing Contractors (238130/$15 Million);
4.    Masonry Contractors (238140/$15 Million);
5.    Glass and Glazing Contractors (238150/$15 Million);
6.    Roofing Contractors (238160/$15 Million);
7.    Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors (238210/$15 Million);
8.    Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning Contractors (238220/$15 Million);
9.    Other Building Equipment Contractors (238290/$15 Million);
10.    Painting and Wall Covering Contractors (238320/$15 Million);
11.    Flooring Contractors (238330/$15 Million); and
12.    Finish Carpentry Contractors (238350/$15 Million)

The information gathered in response to this posting will be utilized by GSA Region 3 AMD to aide its acquisition set aside decisions for a variety of requirements for the next 18 months. The type of set asides to be considered include but are not limited to;

1.    Total Small Business Set Asides (FAR 19.502-2);
2.    8(a) Sole Source (FAR 19.808-1);
3.    HUBZone Program (FAR 19.1305)
4.    Service Disabled Veteran Owned (FAR 19.1405); and
5.    Women Owned Small Business Program (19.1505)

Response Information:

An interested firm shall utilize the attached "Sources Sought Response Form". The response shall include the following information:

(1) Identification (including name, address, phone number and DUNS number) and verification of the company to be certified by the Small Business Administration as a small business, including verification as a HUBZone, 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), if applicable.

(2) A narrative of your capabilities and experience performing construction projects under the NAICS codes described in this posting that are within its geographical location. Projects of such a nature may be valued between $250,000.00 and $10,000,000; and have been completed within the past three (3) years as the prime contractor. Please specify if the work was performed for a government or private owner. If performed for the federal government; provide the agency's name and a point of contact that may be reached.

(3) Provide itemized list of trades your firm is capable of self-performing compared to those that you must subcontract. If you typically subcontract for any trades please provide a list of subcontractors within the geographical location you have worked with on previous projects.

(4) Provide any references that may be reached by the government to assess your performance on previous contracts. References provided shall include a Name, Position, Agency/Company, and an up to date email address and/or phone number.

(5) Provide your firm's bonding capabilities for an individual project and all (aggregate) projects. If possible, please provide a letter from your surety company verifying your ability to obtain bonding for projects in the amount described in this posting.

(6) Provide your firms desired magnitude of construction. When selecting the range you shall be able to successfully demonstrate that your firm has previously been awarded contracts of equal size recently in section 2 and have the proper bonding capability in section 5.

(7) Project Method/Contract Type experience. Check all delivery methods/contract types that your firm has experience with performing as the prime contractor. When selecting the delivery methods you shall be able to successfully demonstrate that your firm has previously been awarded contracts utilizing this delivery method/contract type in section 2.

(8) Provide your firms geographical area of preference (see attached map). Only select the areas where your firm would be most inclined to submit proposals for work within the region. In selecting the zones/buildings you wish to perform work you should to consider your established relationships with subcontractors within the area you select and your firm's ability to provide proper oversight in a timely manner with the appropriate management staff ie Project Management, superintendent, quality control, etc.

Interested firms shall submit the attached response form with the above requested information to email with the subject "FY20 Small Business Market Research". This notice will be posted for 90 calendar days. Interested contractors are urged to submit a response at their earliest opportunity.

If you have any questions please submit them to

Based on your firms qualifications and its upcoming requirements GSA PBS may reach out to you for additional information.

This is NOT a request for proposals and does not constitute any commitment by the Government. Responses to this sources sought notice will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions, giving maximum consideration to the small business socio-economic categories based upon industry input. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this announcement or any follow-up information provided. All interested sources must respond to future solicitation announcements separately from responses to this market survey.

James Eckhardt, Contract Specialist, Phone 2154465765, Email

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