Sources Sought Synopsis

Design/Build USAID Phases 7&8 Project


This is a request for information/market research to provide data for acquisition planning
purposes ONLY. Only interested small business concerns should reply to this synopsis. This
sources sought synopsis DOES NOT constitute a request for proposal, request for quote,
invitation for bid, nor does its issuance in any way restrict the Government as to its ultimate
acquisition approach. The Government is not obligated to and WILL NOT pay for information
received as a result of this announcement.
The purpose of this synopsis is to gain knowledge of interest, capabilities and qualifications
of Construction firms located within 50 miles of Washington, DC, Zip code 20004, to compete
for and perform a Firm Fixed Price Contract. Your responses to the information requested will
assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method, including whether
a set-aside is possible. An organization that is not considered a small business under the
applicable NAICS code (236220) should not submit a response to this notice.

The Small Business size standard for NAICS code 236220 is $39.5 million dollars in average
annual receipts over the past three years. This Sources Sought encourages full and open
competition. Prior Government contract work is not required for submitting a response under
this sources sought synopsis.

A determination by the Government not to compete this requirement as a set-aside based
upon responses to this Notice and other Market Research is solely within the discretion of the

The General Services Administration (GSA) Public Building Services (PBS), located in the
National Capital Region (NCR), is seeking potential sources that are capable of furnishing all
management, supervision, quality control, subcontractors, consultants, labor, materials,
supplies, and equipment in order to design and modernize approximately 120,000 GSF at
1300 Pennsylvania AVE NW, DC 20004. The source must be able to meet all of the performance
requirements of the GSA and its client, the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID).

Design-build services are anticipated to be provided in two complete, severable phases of
work. Work will include interior office renovations to the 3rd Floor and 8th Floor. Interior
renovations will also provide a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).

The source shall be capable of providing hazardous materials abatement and the design-
build services to include without being limited to significant upgrades to and/or replacement
structural, lighting, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, fire / life safety, audio/visual, physical
security, and information technology systems. Furniture and equipment shall also be
furnished by the source for the client as part of this work. The building’s design shall ensure
the project’s adherence to GSA’s P-100 and support federal utility use reduction goals, while
also meeting the requirements of local authorities.

The Government anticipates award of a single Firm Fixed Price contract.

The estimate for this project is between $35,000,000 – $50,000,000 and is a preliminary
estimate and is subject to availability of funds.

If qualified and interested, per the definition above, please submit a written letter of interest
(maximum of 3 pages) via email stating the following:
1. Name of your company, address, DUNS Number, point of contact with phone number,
e-mail address and fax number.
2. Your company’s interest in submitting a proposal once solicitation is issued.
3. Business size for the assigned NAICS code. In addition to the size of business, indicate
any other socioeconomic designations such as 8(a), Small Disadvantage Business,
HUBZone Small Business, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Small
Women-Owned Business, etc.
4. Company’s capability to perform a contract of this magnitude and complexity by
including a brief description of at least (3) projects, customer names and phone
numbers, timeliness of performance, and dollar values of the projects.
5. Describe your company’s bonding capability.
6. If company is/will be part of a joint venture, state names of joint venture members and
their business size(s).

Each response shall be reviewed by the Contracting Officer/Specialist for the purpose of
determining whether there exists a reasonable expectation of obtaining a sufficient number
of offers from responsible small businesses that are competitive in terms of market prices,quality, and delivery.

All information furnished to the Government in response to this notice will be used for review purposes only.

In any joint venture or teaming arrangement, the firm must qualify as a Small Business in
accordance with NAICS code 236220 in order to be considered under this Sources Sought
Notice. All respondents are reminded that at least fifteen (15) percent of the cost of the
contract, not including the cost of materials, shall be performed by employees of the prime
contractor per FAR clause 52.219-14(b)(3) – Limitations on Subcontracting.

Responses must be submitted to this office in writing, by email no later than 12:00 PM EST on
April 8, 2021. Submit response and information via email to:  Contract Specialist, and Contracting Officer, All prospective offerors
are responsible for monitoring this site for the release of all other information pertaining to
the synopsis and future solicitation.

Please note: Prime contractors doing business with the Federal Government must be
registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at