In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.215-3, Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes This Sources Sought Notice is for information and planning purposes only at this time and shall not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Program Contracting Activity Central (PCAC) is conducting a market survey and is seeking potential sources for the removal and construction of the building enclosure and selective interior demolition of building 20 the Edward Hines Jr. VA Medical Center 5000 5th Ave, Hines, IL 60141.

This is a DESIGN BID-BUILD (Construction) project.

The contractor shall furnish all tools, materials, equipment and labor necessary for completion of renovations of the building enclosure and perform selective demolition of the interior of Building 20 at the Hines VAMC, in accordance with the drawings and specifications. This project will seal up the building enclosure and preform selective interior demolition in order to prepare the building to serve as the Training location for the EHRM roll-out.

Work includes remove the existing roof, repair any damaged concrete roof deck and install a new fully adhered PVC roof. Repair, replace, tuckpoint the existing masonry enclosure. Paint all exposed exterior surfaces indicated to receive paint. All existing storm drain connections are to be rodded clear out to the nearest manhole. Perform selective demolition of the interior construction in preparation for the full renovation of the interior. Perform the work in a manner least likely to interfere with the daily operations of this building.

The proposed project will be a competitive, firm-fixed-price (Final Specifications and Drawings will be provided) contract utilizing the Construction approach. This project is planned for advertising in February 2021. In accordance with Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 836.204, the magnitude of construction is between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this action is 236220 with a size standard of $39.5 million. The duration of the project is currently estimated at 120 calendar days from the issuance of a Notice to Proceed. The results and analysis of the market research will finalize the determination of the procurement method. The type of socio-economic set-aside, if any, will depend upon the responses to this notice and any other information gathered during the market research process.

Respondents shall provide a general capabilities statement in the following information:

Section 1: Provide company name, DUNS number, company address, Point-of-Contact name, phone number, and email.

Section 2: Provide company business size based on NAICS code 236220. Also, provide business type (i.e., Large Business, Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Women-Owned Small Business, Hub Zone Small Business, etc.).

Section 3: Provide a Statement of Interest in the project.

Section 4: Provide the type of work your company has performed in the past in support of the same or similar requirement. Please provide the following in your response:
No more than three (3) contracts that your company has performed within the last five (5) years that are of comparable size, complexity, and scope to this requirement. Include the project name, project owner and contact information as this person may be contacted for further information, project scope, project size (Example: square footage), building use (Example: Medical Facility, Office Building, etc.), project dollar value, start and completion dates.
Describe specific technical skills and key personnel your company possess to perform the requirements described under description of work.
Describe your Self-Performed** effort (as either a Prime or Subcontractor). Describe Self-Performed work in terms of dollar value and description. **Self-Performed means work performed by the offeror themselves, NOT work performed by another company for them for any of the project examples provided.

Section 5: Provide the prime contractor s available bonding capacity in the form of a letter of intent from your bonding company with this submission.

It is requested that interested contractors submit a response (electronic submission) of no more than six (6) single sided pages, single-spaced, 12-point font minimum that addresses the above information. This response must be submitted as a single application-generated (not scanned) PDF document that is less than or equal to 4MB in size. Please note that hard copies will not be accepted.

Please also include a cover page, which includes, at a minimum: the company s name, address, Dun & Bradstreet number, socio-economic status, point-of-contact name, phone number, and e-mail address.

Responses must include the Sources Sought number and project title in the subject line of their e-mail response. Submissions (responses) shall be submitted via email to the by January 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET. No phone calls will be accepted.

The Capabilities Statement submitted in response to this Sources Sought shall not be considered to be a bid or proposal. This notice is for information and planning purposes only and is neither to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. No evaluation letters and/or results will be issued to the respondents. After completing its analyses, the Government will determine whether to limit competition among the small business categories listed above or proceed with full and open competition as other than small business.

At this time, no solicitation exists. If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized on Contracting Opportunities at . It is the potential offeror’s responsibility to monitor this site for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.

Contracting Office Address:
VHA Program Contracting Activity Central (VHA-PCAC)
6150 Oak Tree Blvd. Suite 300
Independence, OH 44131

Primary Point of Contact:
Samantha Mihaila
Contract Specialist