THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE USED FOR MARKET ANALYSIS ONLY. NO AWARDS WILL BE MADE FROM THE RESPONSES TO THIS SYNOPSIS. NO SOLICITATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE OF POTENTIAL QUALIFIED CONCERNS DOING WORK UNDER NAICS 237990. ANY POTENTIAL COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION(S) THAT MAY PROCEED FROM THIS NOTICE WILL BE POSTED TO FEDBIZOPPS. ALL INTERESTED OFFERORS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND TO A SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT AT A LATER TIME IF AND WHEN A SOLICITATION IS ISSUED.

The proposed project is for the construction of Reinforced dune and Crossovers work.

1. Description of project:

The Federally authorized Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet Beach Erosion Control Project Section II is located on the Atlantic Coast of New Jersey, covering 51 miles of coastline between Sandy Hook peninsula and Barnegat Inlet. The project report recommending Federal action was submitted to Congress in 1956 and authorized by the River and Harbor Act of July 3, 1958, in accordance with House Document No. 332, 85th Congress, second session. Further modifications associated with the non-Federal sponsor cost share and public access requirements were made by Section 854 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986 (P.L 99-662).

 The project area is comprised of three sections and is further sub-divided by construction contracts. Section I, the northerly extent of the project, extends 12 miles from just north of the Route 36 Bridge in Sea Bright, southward to Loch Arbour at the outlet of Deal Lake. Section II, the middle extent of the project, reaches for 9 miles from Asbury Park south to the Manasquan Inlet. The FY21 renourishment Project plan is for fill in the approximate locations between the towns of Elberon and Manasquan. It will include approximately 1.5 – 2 million cubic yards of beach fill with a berm at elevation +9.3-ft NAVD88. Fill placement includes advanced nourishment along the length of the design berm, and a feeder beach. The State of New Jersey, acting through the Department of Environmental Protection, is the non-Federal sponsor for this project.

The contract value is estimated to be around $10,000,000.00 to $25,000,000.00.  Award is projected in fourth quarter of FY21.  Estimated project duration is 250 calendar days. Notice to Proceed is anticipated Sep/Oct 2021

2. Responses to this sources sought will be used by the Government to make an appropriate procurement decision. All firms (large or small business) should respond to the project if they are interested in performing it.

3. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 237990 (Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction).  The Small Business Size standard is $36,500,000.

4. Business Characteristics

  1. Please provide the name of your business or joint venture, address, point of contact name, phone, fax number, and email address.
  2. Please provide a CAGE Code and DUNS Number for the business.
  3. What is your bonding capacity per contract? What is your total bonding capacity?
  4. Is your company a small or large business as defined by the SBA? Are you classified as HUB Zone Small Business, SBA certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Small Business, or as a Large Business?  Answer the same questions for any planned subcontractors.
  5. Would you be bidding on this project as a sole contractor, prime contractor with subcontractor(s) or as a joint venture?

Experience

  1. What is the largest seawall rehab contract (in cubic yards) on which you were the prime contractor?
  2. Have you worked on any projects Monmouth County, New Jersey?  How have you dealt with the limitations to transportation and vehicular access?
  3. Have you performed sheet pile and dune crossovers contracts on the Atlantic Coast of the United States?  If so, please provide a list and description of at least 3 contracts of similar size, magnitude, and complexity. Description shall include size, cost, technical qualifications of staff, any customer feedback received, and a narrative of any complexities encountered.

Equipment

  1. What type of equipment do you forecast using? Please include any pumps, dozers, hauling equipment, pile drivers, extractors, vibratory hammers etc.
  2. What is the capacity per day of that equipment?

Capacity

  1. What capacity will you have to perform this work in the next 4 years?
  2. When would be the earliest you could mobilize to perform this work?
  3. Do you foresee any problems with the construction duration as indicated above?
  4. What percentage of the work would you expect to subcontract? (refer to the following Federal Regulations to see the Limitation of Subcontracting that pertains to specific set-asides)

13 CFR §121.201 “What size standards has SBA identified by North American Industry Classification System codes?”

48 CFR §19.102 Size Standards

48 CFR §19.5 Set-Asides for Small Business

48 CFR §19.8 Contracting With the Small Business Administration (the 8(a) Program)

48 CFR §19.13 Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program

48 CFR §19.14 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program

48 CFR §19.15 Women-Owned Small Business Program

Contractor’s Comments or Recommendations

  1. Please provide, if any

Please note that this notice is not a commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract as a result of this notice or to pay for any information received. This synopsis neither constitutes a Request for Proposal or Invitation for Bid, nor does it restrict the Government to an ultimate acquisition approach. The Government should not construe this Sources Sought Synopsis as a commitment for any purpose. The Government does not intend to rank submittals or provide any reply to interested firms.

OPERATIONAL CONSTRAINTS

The Contractor will conform to all local, state, and federal laws while carrying out the construction process for this project.  This includes paying all fees and obtaining all permits required for the work.

SURVEY OF THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR INDUSTRY

The following is a confidential survey questionnaire designed to apprise the US Army Corps of Engineers, NY District, of any prospective construction contractors’ project execution capabilities.  Please provide your response to the following questions. At the end of this survey you will be asked to provide your comments.

5. Please send all responses to:

US Army Corps of Engineers
New York District
26 Federal Plaza
ATTN: Nicolas Emanuel, Contract Specialist
New York, NY, 10278-0090

Responses are due no later than 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST 12  APRIL 2021).
Firms responding to this sources sought announcement, who fail to provide ALL of the required information requested, will not be used to assist the Government in the acquisition decision, which is the intent of this sources sought announcement.

Contracting Office Address:

USACE District, New York, CENAN-CT, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278-0090                                                                                                    

Please submit completed Survey Questionnaires of no longer than 15 pages by mail or email to:

Attn:  Nicolas Emanuel, CENAN‑CT, US Army Corps of Engineers, NY District, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY, 10278

Email: Nicolas.P.Emanuel@usace.army.mil

Survey Questionnaires will not be accepted after 4:00 pm on the response date shown in the advertisement on SAM.gov.  If the original response date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a Federal Holiday, the response date will be moved to the next business day.

Firms responding to this source sought announcement, who fail to provide ALL the required information requested, will not be used to assist the Government in the acquisition decision, which is the intent of this sources sought announcement.