This is a Sources Sought Synopsis announcement, a market survey for information to be used for preliminary planning purposes. The information received will be used within the Navy to facilitate the decision making process and will not be disclosed outside of the agency.

The intent of this Sources Sought Synopsis is to identify potential qualified Small Businesses, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(a) Businesses, SBA certified HUBZone Small Businesses, Woman-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and/or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).

The Sources Sought Synopsis is one facet in the Government’s overall market research in regards to whether the proposed solicitation will be issued as a competitive set-aside or as full and open (unrestricted). No procurement strategy will be determined based solely on the information received in response to this Sources Sought Synopsis.

No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this announcement or any follow-up information requests. This notice does not constitute a Request for Proposal and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government for any purpose other than market research. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the market research.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) is seeking Small Business, SBA certified 8(a), SBA certified HUBZone, WOSB and/or SDVOSB sources with current relevant experience, personnel, and capability to perform the Architect‐Engineer (A‐E) services required for a firm fixed price Indefinite‐ Delivery, Indefinite‐Quantity (IDIQ) contract for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection Services at various Government Installations primarily in the NAVFAC SW area of responsibility (AOR) in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Worldwide. Preponderance of work is anticipated to be in Southern California.

The goal of this announcement is to obtain information on available A‐E firms who can provide Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection services to support NAVFAC’s program.

A‐E services required:

a. PRIMARY SERVICES: Preparation of Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Design-Build (DB) projects; Design-Bid-Build (DBB) construction contract packages (i.e., full plans and specifications); Mechanical/Electrical Site Investigations, Studies, Surveys, and Reports.
 

b. SECONDARY SERVICES: Cost estimates; construction contract support services (CCSS) or post construction award services (PCAS); Fire Protection Engineering Designs, Studies, Surveys and Site Investigation (e.g. fire risk/hazard analysis, life safety code analysis, fire modeling and engineering documentation, antiterrorism, and final inspections and tests of installed Fire Protection Systems.
 

c. SUPPORT SERVICES WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED: Technical reviews of government-prepared RFP for DB projects and/or full plans and specifications for DBB projects; preparation of planning and programming support documents; incidental architectural, civil, structural, geotechnical, and environmental work; identification and abatement methods for existing asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint, and other hazardous materials.

Types of projects will include, but are not limited to, sustainable energy documentation (e.g. Energy Master Planning, Commissioning, Life Cycle Cost, LEED/Third Party Certifications, Title 24 Energy Compliance documents, ASHRAE 90.1 compliance documents, and ASHRAE 90.1 Performance Rating Method reports); Military Construction (MILCON), new construction, major repair/renovation of: onsite power generating systems (e.g. solar, cogeneration); control systems (e.g. microgrid, utility control systems); heating, ventilation, air conditioning and control systems (e.g. exhaust systems, direct digital control schematic and architecture); energy supply systems (i.e. above and below ground steam distribution, high temperature/pressure water, refrigeration systems, and natural gas including earthquake shut off valves); plumbing systems; interior and exterior electrical power systems (e.g. interior building power, medium and low voltage distribution systems, primary and secondary substations, Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS), emergency generators); communication and security systems (e.g. cable TV, electronic security systems); fire protection systems (e.g. fire sprinklers, fire alarm and detection systems, fire alarms and fire resistant building assemblies); and lighting systems for airfield, operational and training, commercial, institutional, industrial, research development, quality of life facilities, etc.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541330 (Engineering Services) with a Small Business Size Standard of $16,500,000. The proposed contract will be for a base period of two (2) years with one option period of three (3) years. The estimated total contract price is $40,000,000. The maximum value of individual task orders would be $2,500,000. The minimum value of individual task orders would be $200,000.

Interested Small Business, SBA certified 8(a), SBA certified HUBZone, WOSB and/or SDVOSB sources are invited to respond to this sources sought announcement by completing the following sections of the SF330 Architect-Engineer Qualifications in the following manner:

Part I – Contract Specific Qualifications:

Note: In sections where recent experience is requested, all experience will be evaluated for market research purposes only. Firms are advised that while experience older than five years may demonstrate capability to perform the scope of work, it may not indicate that the firm could be competitive during a future solicitation where only the most recent five years of experience will be accepted. NAVFAC SW may make an acquisition strategy determination based on the likelihood that a sufficient pool of qualified contractors will be competitive on a future solicitation.

Complete Section A – Contract Information.

Complete Section B – A-E Point of Contact. In addition to the name of the firm in Block 5, provide your firm’s Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS) and state if your firm is SBA certified 8(a), SBA Certified HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB and/or Small Business (identify all that apply). A set-aside cannot be reasonably determined without size and socio-economic designations.

Section E – Resumes: Provide resumes for key personnel on your team that would be directly responsible for performing the required services.  If firm principals will not perform work on the contract, do not include those resumes.  Include the geographic office location of the individual on the resume. The prime A-E firm shall have a minimum of two (2) professionally registered Electrical Engineers on staff, in addition to the Program Manager, to perform the anticipated work of this contract. Key personnel resumes shall include, but is not limited to, a minimum of two (2) registered professional Electrical Engineers, two (2) registered professional Mechanical Engineers and one (1) registered professional Fire Protection Engineer.

Each resume shall include a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) specific, recently completed projects that best illustrate the individual member’s qualifications in performing the required A-E services. A specific project is a single project or a single task order under an indefinite quantity contract or on-call type contract. “Recent” is defined as professional A-E Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection services completed by the individual within the past five years prior to this Sources Sought Synopsis announcement date of April 5, 2021.

Section H – Additional Information: On a maximum of two pages, list a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of ten (10) specific, recently completed projects that best illustrate proposed team’s qualifications in the required services. Include the A-E fee for the services performed. At least three (3) of the projects shall have both a minimum A-E fee of $250,000 for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection services and be self-performed by the Prime A-E firm. At least one (1) project shall have both a minimum A-E fee of $500,000 for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection services and be self-performed by the Prime A-E firm. A specific project is a single project or a single task order under an indefinite quantity contract or on-call type contract. “Recent” is defined as contracted A-E services completed by the firm within the past five years prior to this Sources Sought Synopsis announcement date of April 5, 2021. Select projects where multiple team members – including sub-contractors – worked together, that demonstrate the team’s capability to perform the required services. List each project as a brief paragraph listing the project title, location, team members involved, cost, planning services and construction completion dates (as applicable) and how each project reflects experience in the required services.

Section H – Additional Information: On a maximum of one (1) page, provide two brief paragraphs, one addressing “Location” and one addressing “Capacity”. Entitle the first paragraph “Location” and within that paragraph indicate the location of the firm’s main office, branch offices, and which office will provide the majority of the work and describe the designated prime office team’s knowledge and availability to work in the proposed geographical areas of this contract. Entitle the second paragraph “Capacity” and within that paragraph indicate the number of employees within each geographic office location of the firm responsible for the required A-E services and address the firm’s capacity and methods to manage and perform quality assurance / quality control of multiple small and large task orders simultaneously. The Offeror/Contractor must demonstrate adequate in-house staffing capable to self-perform at least 50 percent of the cost of the contract as required by FAR Clause 52.219.14 (b)(1) Limitation on Subcontracting.

Section I – Authorized Representative: Ensure the authorized representative of the firm signs the page attesting to the information provided in the sources sought response.

Part II General Qualifications: Complete SF330 Part II – General Qualifications for the Prime A-E Firm responding to this Sources Sought Notice.

Responses to this Sources Sought announcement are due no later than 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on April 20, 2021. Please address your response to Mary Grace Cortez, in a PDF format, to marygrace.cortez@navy.mil. Facsimile submittals will not be accepted. All NAVFAC Southwest solicitations are posted on the website at https://beta.sam.gov/ and begin with “N62473.”