This is a SOURCES SOUGHT announcement; a market survey for information only, to be used for preliminary planning purposes. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS AND NO CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED FROM THIS SYNOPSIS, THEREFORE NO PROPOSALS ARE REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this synopsis or any follow up information requests. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the Sources Sought or resulting market research.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District has been tasked to solicit for and award a project for a Child Development Center (CDC).  The proposed project will be a competitive, firm-fixed price, Design Build contract. The Government intends to issue a solicitation; however, the results and analysis of the market research will finalize the determination of procurement method. The type of set-aside, if any, decision to be issued will depend upon the capabilities of the responses to this synopsis.  

The purpose of this sources sought is to gain knowledge of interest, capabilities and qualifications of various members of industry, to include the Small Business Community: Small Business, Section 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB).

Statement of Work:

A large Child Development Center (CDC) at JBSA Lackland utilizing the standard design (9,189 SM). Construction will include child development areas for infants, pre-toddlers, toddlers, preschoolers, administrative space, lobby areas, public restrooms, storage rooms, kitchen and equipment, playground areas and equipment, security system, CCTV, utilities, concrete foundation, concrete floor slabs, structural steel frame, masonry walls, standing seam metal roof, parking, driveway  and all associated support. This project will also include the demolition of Building 2602 (722SM).

The estimated cost of proposed construction is between $10,000,000.00 and $25,000,000.00.  The estimated duration of the project is 730 calendar days.

The North American Industry Classification System code for this procurement is 236220, Commercial and Industrial Building Construction which has a small business size standard of $39.5M.

Small Businesses are reminded under FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting, they must perform at least 15% of the cost of the contract, not including the cost of materials, with their own employees for general construction-type procurement.  If a large business firm is selected for this announcement they must also comply with the FAR 52.219-9 clause regarding the requirement for an approved subcontracting plan.

Prior Government contract work is not required for submitting a response under this sources sought synopsis.  However, all construction performance must be in compliance with the USACE Safety and Health Requirements Manual, (EM 385 1-1, and must also comply with all Federal, State and local laws, ordinances, codes and/or regulations.

The type of solicitation to be issued will be a Design Build RFP. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this synopsis or any follow up information requests. Anticipated solicitation issuance date for Phase 1 is on or about April 2021, and the estimated proposal due date will be on or about August 2021. The official Synopsis citing the solicitation number will be issued on Federal Business Opportunities www.fbo.gov and inviting firms to register electronically to receive a copy of the solicitation when it is issued. The official synopsis citing the solicitation number will be issued at the Government Point of Entry for Federal Contracts as required in FAR 5.102.

Responses to this Synopsis shall be limited to 5 pages and shall include the following information:

The completed Sources Sought Response document included as an attachment to this Sources Sought.

Interested Firms shall respond to this Sources Sought Synopsis no later than 7 January 2021 via email only. All interested firms must be registered at www.sam.gov to be eligible for award of Government contracts. Email your response to Natasha Kennedy at natasha.p.kennedy@usace.army.mil.