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S -- Utility Privatization of Fort A. P. Hill, VA for water and wastewater distribution systems

Notice Date
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
221310 — Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
Contracting Office
Defense Logistics Agency, Logistics Operations, Defense Energy Support Center, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA, 22060-6222
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Douglas Smith, Contract Specialist, Phone 703-767-9409, Fax 703-767-2382, - David Nemerow, Contracting Officer, Phone 703-767-9494, Fax 703-767-2382,
E-Mail Address
Douglas.G.Smith@dla.mil, david.nemerow@dla.mil
General Information Document Type: P = Presolicitation Notice Solicitation Number : SP0600-04-R-0090 Posted Date: March 9, 2004-03-04 Classification Codes: S—Utilities and housekeeping services Contracting Office Address Defense Energy Support Center (DESC), 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Room 3830, Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060-6222 Description DESC: The Defense Energy Support Center (DESC), in conjunction with the United States Army, plans to offer the privatization of the water distribution system and the wastewater collection system at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. Privatization is defined as the transfer of ownership and responsibility for the operations, maintenance, repair, future upgrades, and future utility system replacements. As a result of this solicitation, the firm will be selected to assume ownership of the above-mentioned utility systems. The successful firm will be required to provide expansions to the systems to meet future needs of the government. The resulting contract, if awarded, will require the Contractor to furnish all facilities, labor, materials, tools and equipment necessary to own, maintain, and operate the utility systems. The Contractor shall manage the maintenance, repairs, replacement, etc., of the systems to ensure continuous, adequate, and dependable service for each Government or tenant connection within the service area. The Contractor shall be responsible for funding all capital investments required to acquire, maintain and operate the utility systems in a safe, reliable condition and to meet the requirements listed in the contract. The Utility Systems being privatized are described as follows: Installation: Fort A.P. Hill Location: Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia Installation Description: Fort A. P. Hill (APH) is located approximately 80 miles south of Washington D.C., Fort A.P. Hill is a U.S. Army Installation serving every component of the U.S. Armed Forces, active and reserve, and several other agencies of the U.S. Government including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the State Department. Utility Systems to be privatized: The following is provided only to give an approximation of the size, scope and general description of the system. Any numbers should only be used for estimating purposes. The following system parameters are approximations. a. Water Distribution System: The potable water utility system at APH is composed of eight independent components including; Headquarter Areas, Central Camp, Cooke Camp, Pender Camp, and Rappahannock sites. Wilcox, Archer, and Anderson area potable water systems are stand-alone, but can be connected to the Headquarters Area system when needed. The water distribution systems consist of water wells, chlorination disinfection systems, booster pumps, water storage tanks, water mains, fire hydrants, isolation valves, air release valves and service lines. A unique requirement of the APH potable water system is to accommodate the National Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Jamboree that has been held at APH every four years since 1981. The actual BSA Jamboree lasts for only 10 days, but takes months to prepare the potable water system to accommodate the potable water demands from the Jamboree’s enormous attendance. It is estimated that APH hosts approximately 30,000 boy scouts and nearly 300,000 visitors during the Jamboree. Water Sources Water sources for Fort A.P. Hill are the Aquia, Middle and Lower Potomac aquifers. There are 25 active wells that draw water from the aquifers and supply the distribution systems. The water systems within APH provide water for both domestic and fire protection use. With few exceptions, lines are located adjacent to roadways and fire hydrants readily accessible and each fire hydrant has its own isolation valve. Isolation valves are located near most pipe intersections making it easy to isolate portions of the system. The normal distribution pressure is approximately 54 pounds per square inch (psi) and is adequate for fire protection. The water distribution system consists of pipes size raging from 1 to 24 inches. The total length of the pipe is approximately 256,00 linear feet. b. Wastewater Collection System The wastewater collection system at APH consists of gravity lines, equalization basins, lift stations and force mains that transport the wastewater generated to treatment facilities. The wastewater collection system at APH can be divided into two sections. The Main Cantonment section includes the areas where generated wastewater flows to the Wilcox Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) for treatment. The second section includes the outlying areas where the wastewater treatment occurs within the specific area. Equalization Basins Some of the areas within the Main Cantonment have equalization basins. The basins are located near lift stations and their primary purpose is to store flows to the lift station that are greater than the pump capacity. When the flow to the lift station is greater than the lift station pump capacity, the excess flow is transferred to the equalization basins. When the flow to the lift station is less than lift stations pump capacity and if there is any wastewater in the equalization basin, the wastewater flows by gravity from the basin to the lift station. Some of the basins have aeration to keep particles in suspension. The aeration does provide treatment and assists in reducing the potential for hydrogen sulfide development The wastewater generated at Main Cantonment area facilities flow to gravity collections lines, then on to a lift station where it is pumped to other gravity collection lines and eventually on to the Wilcox Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The plant is located in the southeast portion of APH. Only a small portion of the wastewater generated at APH flows by gravity directly to the WWTP. The sub-areas that make up the Main Cantonment area are: Mahone, Jackson, HETH, Davis, Lake Travis, Rodes, Longstreet, Wilcox, Archer ASP, Anderson Headquarters and Naval Area. The wastewater collection system in the Main Cantonment area consists of pipes size raging from less than 4 to 12-inches. The total length of the pipe is 30.3 miles with approximately 380 manholes. The Contractor(s) shall furnish all facilities, labor, materials, tools, and equipment necessary to own, maintain and operate the utility system(s) in a safe and reliable condition. The Contractor(s) shall manage the maintenance, repairs, replacement, etc., of the system(s) to ensure continuous, adequate, and dependable service for each Government or tenant connection within the service area. Real property interests will be conveyed in the form of a Real Estate Easement as an attachment to the RFP. The utility system(s) will be conveyed via a Bill of Sale upon award of the contract. Past performance information from potential Offerors shall be submitted as directed in the RFP. All responsible sources may submit an offer, which shall be considered. Large businesses are required to submit a subcontracting plan with their offer. The cascading preference source selection method will be used in the evaluation of firms for award under this solicitation. Offerors from small businesses will be considered first. In accordance with FAR Subpart 19.5, any award resulting from the solicitation will be made to an eligible small business concern provided that (1) at least two competitive offers are received from responsible small business concerns, and (2) award will be made at a fair market price. If conditions for an award to a small business are not met, award will be made on the basis of full and open competition considering all offers submitted by responsible business concerns. Interested sources shall contact Doug Smith at 703-767-9409 to be added to our bidder mailing list. A copy of the solicitation will be available after issuance, on the Internet at the below listed URL. The solicitation will be available on or after March 24, 2004. LINKURL: http://www.desc.dla.mil/DCM/DCMPage.asp?pageid=246 LINKDESC: http://www.desc.dla.mil EMAILADD: Douglas.G.Smith@dla.mil Point of Contact Douglas Smith, Contract Specialist, Phone 703-767-9409, Fax 703-767-2382, Email Douglas.G.Smith@dla.mil Place of Contract Performance Places of Performance Location: Fort AP Hill, VA USA
Web Link
Link to FedBizOpps document.
Place of Performance
Address: Fort A.P. Hill, VA
Country: USA
SN00540736-F 20040311/040309225924 (fbodaily.com)
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