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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF NOVEMBER 28, 2010 FBO #3291
SPECIAL NOTICE

L -- PROJECT ENGINEER

Notice Date
11/26/2010
 
Notice Type
Special Notice
 
NAICS
541330 — Engineering Services
 
Contracting Office
Department of Veterans Affairs;VISN 6 Centralized Acquisition Service;100 Emancipation Drive;Hampton VA 23667
 
ZIP Code
23667
 
Archive Date
12/26/2010
 
Point of Contact
Nakaura Yusuf
 
E-Mail Address
ontract
 
Small Business Set-Aside
N/A
 
Description
DEPARTMENT OF VETERNS AFFAIRS CENTRALIZED ACQUISITION SERVICE (VISN 6) JUSTIFICATION FOR OTHER THAN FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION FAR 6.302-1, 41 U.S.C. 253 (c)(1) 1.The purpose of this memorandum for record is to document justification for other than full and open competition to procure on site project engineering services for the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Durham, N.C. 2.The undersigned proposes to award a follow-on contract for project engineering services to PLC Enterprises on a sole source basis. 3.Facilities Management Services currently does not have sufficient qualified engineers to properly monitor and manage existing construction projects. As a result a contractor is needed to provide project engineering services to assist in project plans, project controls, budgeting, scheduling, and planning in all stages of the current construction projects at the VAMC Durham. PLC Enterprises is currently providing the services of Layne Crabtree under contract VA558-C00056. A follow contract with PLC for the services of Layne Crabtree is required to ensure proper management of the mission critical construction projects. Mr. Crabtree has been intricately involved in numerous projects since the contract was awarded to PLC Enterprises. Services are needed through June 30, 2011 which is when a number of projects are scheduled for completion. The estimated cost of these services is $50,000.00. 4.Under the authority of Title 41 U.S.C. 253(c)(1) and FAR 6.302-1(a)(2)(ii) other than full and open competition is justified when services are available only from the original source in the case of a follow-on contract. 5. Currently the Durham VAMC has 26 NRM projects and 3 minor projects in the design and construction phase and will have additional projects in FY2011. Facilities Management Service has a need for immediate help from an experienced engineer with VA experience who can complete the services without interruption. Mr. Crabtree is a highly qualified and experienced engineer. PLC Services has agreed to continue to provide the services of Mr. Crabtree for the duration of the follow-on contract. Mr. Crabtree has been working on the following projects: D-Wing clinical addition; Research Bldg #15 Phase II; Parking garage; Renovation of Emergency Department (NRM); Renovation 9B (NRM); Resurface roads and Parking lots (NRM). He is the only person who has been involved with the complete design and construction of each of these projects so far. He is needed to complete them and assist in the VA in the transfer of work once his contract expires. His unique background and current work on each project provides the VAMC Durham with the most experienced engineer to complete the projects without major risk, additional cost, or schedule delays. He is a former VA senior resident engineer and is very familiar with the VA construction practices, COTR requirements, VA design and was also a VA Contracting Officer. 6.Under the exception in FAR part 5.202 (11) the proposed contract action is made under the terms of an existing contract that was previously synopsized in sufficient detail to comply with the requirements of 5.207 with respect to the current proposed contract action. 7.The anticipated cost of $50,000.00 ($71.00 per hour) is determined to be fair and reasonable because it is at or below other open market pricing of $60,000 -$90,000.00 ($85.00- $128.00 per hour). 8.A market survey was not conducted due to the lengthy VAMC orientation process and the uniqueness of VA construction contracting. As a result the Government's requirements can only be met with a follow-on acquisition to the existing contract. Award of a follow on contract will allow current projects to continue work without disruption. 9.Failure to issue a follow on contract will lead to an indefinite postponement of multiple construction projects at the expense of the government. 10. No other sources expressed an interest in this procurement. 11. At this time there are no known actions to be taken to overcome barriers to competition. In the event that PLC Enterprises cannot provide the services of Mr. Crabtree and services are still required, the Government will solicit for the services on a competitive basis. 12.I hereby certify that the requirements represented by this justification cover only that quantity needed to satisfy the requirements, which form the basis of this justification. That these services meet the Government's minimum needs and that this justification is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief. /S/ Nakaura Yusuf____________________ Contract Specialist(Date) /S/ Carol Edmead____________________ Supervisory Contract Specialist(Date) CONCUR /S/ NANCY BAILEY____________________ Network Contract Manager(Date)
 
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Record
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