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.  No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this synopsis or any follow up information requests. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Albuquerque District has been tasked to solicit for and award a Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) ADAL Phase II Simulator Facility at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.  The proposed project will be a competitive, firm-fixed price, design bid build contract procured in accordance with FAR 15, Negotiated Procurement using a “Best Value” trade-off process. The government intends to issue a solicitation using a “Best Value” trade-off process; however, the results and analysis of the market research will finalize the determination of procurement method.  The type of set-aside decision to be issued will depend upon the responses to this synopsis.

The purpose of this synopsis 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 (HUB-Zone), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). The Government must ensure there is adequate competition among the potential pool of responsible contractors.

The Government is seeking qualified, experienced sources capable of constructing an CRH ADAL Simulator facility. Project includes: reinforced concrete foundation, masonry walls, metal prefabricated insulated  construction, standing seam metal roof, utilities, HVAC, fire detection/protection, air ventilation/exhaust, large roll-up door entrances, 2.5 ton crane for equipment movement, pavements, access road, office space, restroom/shower facilities, site improvements, landscaping and all necessary supporting work for a complete useable facility.

In accordance with FAR 36/DFARs 236, the estimated construction price range for this project is: More than $10,000,000.

Estimated duration of the project is 540 calendar days.

The minimum/special capabilities required for this project are:

–Prime Contractor experience with vertical construction of reinforced block and metal buildings.

–Prime Contractor experience with vertical construction of reinforced block and metal buildings on load-bearing slab floors.

–Prime Contractor experience with the removal of hazardous materials to include asbestos, lead-based paint and mercury lighting.

–Prime Contractor experience with the security requirements imposed on construction outfit and the associated personnel working on military installation.

–Prime Contractor experience on working in an area with limited personnel and construction resources.

The North American Industry Classification System code for this procurement is 236220 which has a small business size standard of $39.5 Million.

The Federal Supply Code is Y1GZ.

Small Businesses are reminded under FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting that 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.

8(a) firms are reminded they need to have a bona fide office in the area to where the work is to be performed should the acquisition be set-aside for 8(a) program.

Prior Government contract work is not required for submitting a response under this Sources Sought Synopsis.

Anticipated solicitation issuance date is on or about 01 February 2021, and the estimated proposal due date will be on or about 19 March 2021.  The official synopsis citing the solicitation number will be issued on and inviting firms to register electronically to receive a copy of the solicitation when it is issued.

Firm’s response to this Synopsis shall be limited to 10 pages and shall include the following information:

1.  Firm’s name, address, point of contact, phone number, and e-mail address.

2.  Firm’s capability to perform a contract of this magnitude and complexity same or similar to the CRH ADAL SIMULATOR FACILITY (include firm’s capability to execute construction, comparable work performed within the past 5 years:

2a. Brief description of the project, customer name, timeliness of performance, customer satisfaction, and dollar value of the project) – provide at least 3 examples.

3. Firm’s experience with the minimum capabilities listed in this Sources Sought Synopsis.

4.  Firm’s Business Size – LB, SB, 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, etc.

5.  Firm’s Joint Ventures (existing), including Mentor Protégés and teaming arrangement information is acceptable.

6. Firm’s Bonding Capability (construction bonding level per contract and aggregate construction bonding level, both expressed in dollars). Indicate whether the firm can bond to the estimated construction price range of this project.

Interested Firm’s shall respond to this Sources Sought Synopsis no later than 8 January 2021, 2:00PM MDT.  All interested firms must be registered in SAM to be eligible for award of Government contracts.  Mail, fax or email your response to: Robert McPherren, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, Contracting Division, 4101 Jefferson Plaza NE, Albuquerque NM 87109. Email responses to EMAIL IS THE PREFERRED METHOD WHEN RECEIVING RESPONSES TO THIS SYNOPSIS.

Firms responding to this Sources Sought Synopsis 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 Synopsis.


If inadequate responses are received, this solicitation may be issued for full and open competition.