This is a SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE for information only.  Replies by interested parties will be used by this agency for preliminary planning purposes.  No proposal or contract will be awarded from this noticeNo reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this notice or any follow up information requests. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has been tasked to solicit and award a firm fixed price contract to design and construct the GBSD Re-Entry Vehicle Facility at Vandenberg AFB, CA

Design and Construct a 24,000SF single story Re-entry Vehicle Maintenance facility at North Base, Vandenberg AFB to support Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) operations, and accommodate a missile maintenance crew. The primary facility will be used to house reentry vehicles, penetration aids, payload mounting platforms and aerodynamic shrouds that are assembled into reentry system packages for intercontinental ballistic missile. The project will consist of concrete foundations and blast walls, electrical/mechanical service and distribution components/systems, water and sewer, fire protection, lightning protection, security and communications systems, and three five ton cranes to lift critical hardware. The facility will be located within a secure boundary and built to Anti-terrorism/force protection PL4 standards. The facility will have secure storage rooms that will be built to Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 705 standards. Processing bays will be built to explosive standards. Site improvements include clearing, grubbing, grading, demolition, as applicable, holding tank and storm drainage. Site is located within an environmentally sensitive areas. Facilities will be designed as permanent construction in accordance with the Department of Defense Unified Facilities Criteria 1-200-01. This project will comply with Department of Defense antiterrorism/force protection requirements per Unified Facility Criteria 4-010-01.

BACKGROUND:

A GBSD Re-Entry Vehicle Maintenance facility is required to support the GBSD testing activities scheduled to start in FY23, without interruptions to the Minuteman III test launch schedule. The explosive-sited facility is required to perform mission critical maintenance, and post boost maintenance, for the new GBSD Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. The critical facility shall include a Payload Transporter loading/operations bay with a shipping and receiving area. The facility will have calibration and maintenance bays, a storage bay, equipment staging areas to support the operational bay, and administrative/common areas to support the 22 missile maintenance crew/staff. This is an AFGSC tenant requirement.

The type of set-aside decision to be issued will depend upon the responses to this sources sought notice.

The purpose of this notice is to gain knowledge of the experience and qualifications of the various members of the construction industry, including Large Business concerns, Small Business concerns, Hubzone small business concerns, Women-owned small business concerns, Small disadvantages business concerns; Veteran-owned small business concerns, Service Disabled Veteran owned small business concerns and 8(a) firms.

The Government is seeking to identify qualified sources either singularly or as part of an assembled team under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 236220 Commercial and Institutional Building Construction, which has a small business size standard of $39,500,000.00.

In accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations sub-part 236.204(ii), the estimated magnitude of this project is: Between $25,000,000 and $100,000,000. The total contract performance period is 540 calendar days.

Minimum capabilities required include, previous experience of projects similar to magnitude and complexity.

Interested sources shall submit a capability statement demonstrating their ability to perform the work as described above.  Responses are requested with the following information, which shall not exceed a total of six pages.

1  Offerors name, address, point of contact, with telephone numbers, and email addresses.

2  Business size/classification, to include any designations as Small Business, HUBZone, Service Disabled, Veteran Owned, or 8(a) and NAICS code designations.

3.  Bonding capability (construction bonding level per single contract and aggregate construction bonding level, both expressed in dollars; along with current available bonding capacity).

4. Description of capability to perform the proposed project. Manage subcontractors, prepare and comply with various environmental and construction permits (including California), and capacity to execute this project with other ongoing construction contracts.

5. Firm’s interest in proposing on the solicitation when it is issued.

6. Past performance/experience on projects of similar scope and magnitude, describing no more than three (3) projects that are complete or at least 50% construction complete and that ran concurrently within the past six years.  Response MUST demonstrate experience in new construction, TEMPEST/HEMP/RF Shielding, SCIF ICD 705, AT/FP Requirements, structural steel, concrete foundations, fire protection, mechanical, electrical, and lightening protection systems. One of the projects must be a D-B project.  The past performance information should include project title, location, general description to demonstrate relevance to the proposed project, the Offerors’ role, dollar value of contract, and name of the company, agency or Government entity for which the work was performed with contact information (reference name, phone number and e-mail address).  Projects examples MUST be more than $30,000,000 with AT LEAST one (1) project in excess of $35,000,000. Lastly, one (1) project must have occurred on a military installation.

Responses should be submitted to Lucia A. Carvajal, Contract Specialist at lucia.a.carvajal@usace.army.mil.  Submittals are due no later than April 30,2021.  Submittals will not be returned. This is not a Request for Proposals, only a Request for Information.  This notice does not constitute any commitment by the Government