SOURCES SOUGHT: This is a SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE. The U.S. Geological Survey is conducting a MARKET SURVEY to determine the interest and capability of any firm eligible to compete under NAICS code 238220 with a Small Business Size Standard $16.5M for an upcoming requirement for the removal, disposal and installation of a new multiple zone air handling unit capable of supplying conditioned air into space located in Madison, Wisconsin.


Project Description:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC), Madison, Wisconsin is seeking to replace the 1979 Trane air handling unit that supplies conditioned air into the lower level laboratories of the Main building. The air handling unit has exceeded its useful life and has an increasing failure rate with high repair costs.

The project will include the removal, disposal, and installation of a new multiple zone air handling unit capable of supplying conditioned air into laboratories. The new air handler must be tested, balanced, and commissioned. Interested vendors should also be able to provide a complete operating system to integrate air handler, variable frequency drive, variable air volume terminal units, hydronic conditioning coils and existing HVAC systems.

A scope of work will be provided with any solicitation that may be issued.

Responses to this announcement are requested from (1) SBA certified Small Business HubZone firms; (2) Small Business firms certified by a Small Business Administration (SBA) district or regional office for participation in the 8(a) program; (3) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small Business firms; (4) Small Businesses.

In response to this announcement, please indicate your firm’s socioeconomic status (e.g. small business, service-disabled veteran-owned, women owned, HUBZone, etc.) This information will assist the Government in determining how small businesses can fit into the acquisition strategy.

A firm is considered small under NAICS code 238220 if their AVERAGE annual receipts for the preceding three (3) years were less than or equal to $16.5M. Any information submitted is voluntary. If sufficient interest and capability is not received from firms in categories (1) through (4) above, any solicitation may be issued as unrestricted without further consideration.

Interested small business firms shall submit (1) NAME, ADDRESS, and PHONE NUMBER OF THE FIRM (including DUNS NUMBER); (2) a CAPABILITY STATEMENT including (a) RECENT (within the last three fiscal years) RELEVANT (similar projects to this requirement) performance history (identify the name of the owner and their point(s) of contact with telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses; and (b) in what capacity (e.g., prime, subcontractor etc.) they performed the work; and (3) their SIZE STATUS.

Your company must have a DUNs number and be registered on-line at the System for Award Management (SAM). You will also be required to provide your small business status information either via the RFP or the On-line Representations and Certifications (ORCA) also located at the SAM website before an award to your company can be made. Your on-line ORCA registration will cover any/all of your offers to the Federal Government, and only needs updated annually.

All responses must be submitted NLT April 23, 2021 at 3:00pm MST via e-mail to:

This is NOT a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Invitation for Bid (IFB) 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. All interested sources must respond to future solicitation announcements separately from responses to this market survey. Any solicitation that may be issued will be posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website and no paper copies will be provided.