THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION, INVITATION FOR BID, REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ) OR A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP).
THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY.  THIS SOURCES SOUGHT IS FOR ACQUISITION PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT TO ISSUE A SOLICITATION OR ULTIMATELY AWARD A CONTRACT.  ANY COST INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT SHALL BE BORNE BY THE INTERESTED PARTY (PROSPECTIVE OFFEROR) AND WILL NOT BE CHARGED TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR REIMBURSEMENT.  RESPONDENTS WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED OF THE RESULTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT ASSESSMENTS.

PURPOSE:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is conducting this Sources Sought in support of Market Research to notify and seek potential qualified members of industry to gain knowledge of capabilities, interest, and qualification; to include the Small Business Community for completing the work effort relative to stabilization of an eroding bank along Moccasin Bend on the Tennessee River in order to protect archaeological resources.  Responses to this Sources Sought Synopsis will be used by the government in making appropriate acquisition decisions.  The type of solicitation to be issued will depend upon the responses to this sources-sought synopsis.  The Government must ensure there is adequate competition among the potential pool of responsive contractors.  The type of set-aside decision to be issued will depend upon the responses to this sources-sought notice.

NO SOLICITATION EXISTS AT THIS TIME.

SCOPE OF WORK (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
The Corps of Engineers has need of a single firm fixed-price construction contract for stabilization of an eroding bank along Moccasin Bend on the Tennessee River in order to protect archaeological resources. The work will begin at approximately Station 109+00 at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District (Chattanooga, TN) and continue downstream approximately 1,600 lineal feet. Geotextile fabric and riprap placed up to Elevation 638 feet with soil fill and plants to the top of bank (TOB) are anticipated to be required in this reach. No excavation of the bank will be permitted. The Corps estimates that this work could potentially be completed within approximately 240 calendar days.

The estimated magnitude of this project is between $1,000,000.00 and $5,000,000.00.

This procurement will be solicited utilizing FAR Part 14, Sealed Bidding procedures.

Official Solicitation is anticipated to be issued on or about 13 January 2022.

Results of this sources-sought announcement will be used, in part, to determine the size and make-up of the industrial base for this type of item and the feasibility of a small business or socio-economic set aside for this project.   All qualified contractors are encouraged to respond; lack of responses may jeopardize the project being set aside for small business.

CAPABILITY STATEMENT TO SHOW INTEREST AND INTENT:
Respondents interested in performing the proposed project as a prime contractor should submit a capability statement for consideration that include the following: (In A through I).

A.  Offerors' name, address, points of contact with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

B.  Unique Entity Identifier (formerly known as DUNS) number and CAGE code.

C.  Are you a small business under this NAICS code?

D.  Business size/classification to include any designations (Small Business, HUBZone, 8(a), Women-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, etc.).

E.  A Statement of Capability (SOC) stating your skills, experience, and knowledge required to perform the specified type of work as described above.  This SOC should be a brief description of your company's capabilities.  Include a statement detailing any special qualifications and certifications, applicable to the scope of this project, held by your firm and/or in-house personnel.  The potential bidders should provide brief references of relevant work they have performed and the magnitude.

F.  Indicate whether your company will perform the work directly or intends to subcontract the work. If subcontracting, identify the percentage of work to be subcontracted.  

 Identify the percentage of work your form may be capable of directly performing.

G.  A statement regarding past bonding and evidence of your bonding capability.

H.  Please indicate whether your firm will submit an offer for this project.

I.  Any other information that would assist in determining your company's capability in performing the described construction work.

SUBMISSION OF CAPABILITY STATEMENT:
Submit this information to Rob Holdsworth, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via email to Robert.B.Holdsworth@usace.army.mil.  Your response to this Sources Sought notice must be received by 1:00 PM CST on January 15, 2021.

DO NOT SUBMIT PROPRIETARY AND/OR BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL DATA.  EMAIL IS THE PREFERRED METHOD WHEN RECEIVING RESPONSES TO THIS SYNOPSIS.

As a reminder, this Sources Sought announcement notice should not be construed in any manner to be an obligation to issue a contract or result in any claim for reimbursement of costs for any effort you expend in responding to this request.  No solicitation is currently available.  Any future solicitation package will be made available on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website https://beta.sam.gov/.  Interested parties are solely responsible for monitoring the FBO website for the release of a solicitation package and/or any updates/amendments.  Search Keyword "W912P5" to obtain a complete listing of all Nashville District US Army Corps of Engineers opportunities.

Contracting Office Address: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Rivers Contracting Division 
Nashville Contracting Branch CELRN-RCN
110 Ninth Avenue South, Room A680
Nashville, TN 37203-3817 
United States 

Place of Performance: 
Chattanooga, TN 37405
United States 

Primary Point of Contact: 
Rob Holdsworth
Contract Specialist
Robert.B.Holdsworth@usace.army.mil
Phone: 615-736-5538

Secondary Point of Contact: 
JW Purcell
Contracting Officer
James.W.Purcell@usace.army.mil
Phone: 615-736-7674