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C -- Architect/Engineer Services for State of Louisiana

Notice Date
Notice Type
541310 — Architectural Services
Contracting Office
General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS), Acquisition Services (7PMA), 819 Taylor St., Rm. 12B01, Fort Worth, TX, 76102, UNITED STATES
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Sheri Chaka, Contract Specialist, Phone 817-978-3582, Fax 817-978-2577, - Carolyn Blake, Contracting Officer, Phone 817-978-4661, Fax 817-978-2577,
E-Mail Address
sheri.chaka@gsa.gov, carolyn.blake@gsa.gov
Architectural and Engineering services for the State of Louisiana. Procurement is unrestricted. The North American Industrial Classification System Code applicable to this project is 541310, Architectural Services, and corresponds to SIC Code 8712. NAICS 541310 Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for supplemental A/E services for a period of one year with four 1-year option periods. Place of Performance: The contract will be for services within the state of Louisiana, which is the primary contract area. On an occasional basis, work may also include locations in the secondary contract area. The secondary contract area consists of the states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Texas. The A/E firm selected shall primarily provide: design, construction management and inspection, and estimating services for repair and alteration projects, but may also be required to provide scope development, planning, interior design, environmental studies, feasibility studies, problem analysis, design review, consulting design, construction management for elevator work, geotechnical testing, quality control testing, asbestos and mold sampling, hazard assessment, abatement design, air quality monitoring, boundary and topographical surveying, historic structure reports, building evaluation report and other architectural, engineering, and technical services. The work will require primarily architectural, mechanical, electrical and estimator disciplines, but may also require civil, structural, geotechnical, environmental, certified industrial hygienist, fire/life safety, elevator, acoustical, historic preservationist, construction manager/inspector, surveyor and other disciplines with specialized experience. The minimum guaranteed contract amount is $1,000 for the base year only. There is no limitation on the number of task orders, certified invoices, or the size of a project. However, the total cumulative task order amount shall not exceed $3,000,000 in any one-year contract period. Projects, while there will be no limit on size; will generally involve repairs, alterations, and improvements in connection with existing construction cost. A/E firms will be evaluated in terms of their professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services, specialized experience and technical competence in the fields of energy conservation, pollution prevention waste reduction, the use of recovered materials and services regarding asbestos related work. Selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below in descending order of importance: (1) Experience: Experience of the firm and consultants with regard to providing the types of services described above, and with regard to accomplishment of past projects including repair and alteration work. (2) Management and Inspection Capability: Experience and capability of the firm and consultants with respect to complete management and inspection services for projects of the type described above during the construction phase. (3) Technical Ability: Professional qualifications, expertise and education level of individuals employed by the firm and consultants who will be directly involved in providing the above described services and their philosophy concerning the design of repair and alteration work. (4) Management/Organization/Production/Quality Control: Producing a high quality design, maintaining good working relationships, working with repair and alteration projects, meeting schedules, providing accurate cost estimates, and tracking and controlling costs. (5) Geographical Boundaries: Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of locality of the project - Demonstrate that at least 35 percent of the A/E contract services (based on total contract price) will be accomplished within the primary geographical boundaries of the state of Louisiana for the resulting contract. The Government will not indemnify the firm against liability involving asbestos or other hazardous materials, that is, no clause holding the firm harmless will be included in the contract. A Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract will result from this solicitation, including profit, overhead and hourly rates for anticipated disciplines and for use in negotiating FFP task orders. A supplemental architect-engineer lookup table for pricing task orders for projects with an estimated construction cost of less than $2,000,000 will be included in the contract. The Government will use the fixed price amount in the lookup table which will be a function of project size, type, and complexity. The lookup table will be provided to the A/E during initial contract negotiations. Firms, when responding to this announcement, should address their capability with regard to each of the evaluation factors listed above, as the top rated firms recommended for interview will be recommended solely on their written response to this announcement. Architectural or engineering firms wishing to be considered must submit four (4) copies of completed Standard Form (SF) 330 and other pertinent information (see FAR 53.236-2(b)). This procurement is being made under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program. Procurement is unrestricted. Offerors, prior to being awarded any contract exceeding $500,000 ($1 Million for construction) shall be required to submit an acceptable subcontracting plan (see FAR 52.219-9) or demonstrate that no subcontracting opportunities exist. This provision does not apply to small business concerns. In accordance with Public Law 95-507, the A/E will be required to submit a plan for providing the maximum practicable opportunities for small business concerns and small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals to participate as subcontractors in the performance of this contract. As part of its commitment to socioeconomic initiatives of the Federal Government, GSA has established subcontracting goals. The current GSA subcontracting goals are 37% for small business (SB), 6% for Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), 5% for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), 3% for HUBZone Small Business (HUBZ), 5% for Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOB), and 3% for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVO), for fiscal year 2007. The North American Industrial Classification System Code applicable to this project is 541310, Architectural Services, and corresponds to SIC Code 8712. A/E is limited to subcontracting to firms agreed upon and accepted during negotiations. Four copies of the SF 330 and other pertinent information must be received NLT 3:00 PM Central Standard Time on May 1, 2007. Faxed, facsimile, or emailed submittals will NOT be accepted or considered. All submittals must clearly identify the Solicitation number (see above) on the face of the envelope for identification purposes. Late submittals will be handled in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. All responsible sources may furnish a submittal, which will be considered. Point of Contact Carolyn Blake, Contracting Officer, (817) 978-4661, carolyn.blake@gsa.gov E-mail questions to Carolyn Blake at carolyn.blake@gsa.gov
Place of Performance
Address: State of Louisiana
Zip Code: 70150
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