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J -- Low Voltage Data Cable Drop - Attachment

Notice Date
Notice Type
541380 — Testing Laboratories
Contracting Office
Department of Veterans Affairs;VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21);VA Central California Health Care System;855 M Street, Suite 1020;Fresno CA 93721
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Parvinder Brar
E-Mail Address
Small Business Set-Aside
THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY. No Solicitation is currently available. All information contained in this Sources Sought Announcement is preliminary, as well as subject to modification, and is in no way binding on the Government. The Government will not pay for any information submitted in response to this request. The information requested will be used solely within the Department of Veterans Affairs to facilitate decision making and will not be disclosed outside of the Government. The determination of a procurement strategy, based upon the comments submitted in response to this Sources Sought Announcement, is solely within the discretion of the Government. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541380, Testing Laboratories, and the small business size standard is $15.0M. Potential Offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) to be eligible for an award (See Internet Site https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/). Potential Offerors must also have a current Online Representations and Certification Application on file with SAM. Service Disabled Veteran Owned and Veteran Owned Small Businesses must be registered and verified in the Department of Veterans Affairs Vendor Information Pages (VIP) (See Internet Site https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/). Brief Description of Services BACKGROUND The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) is a VA health care group located in California which consists of three (3) inpatient facilities in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, plus seven (7) outpatient clinics in San Jose, Capitola, Marina, Stockton, Modesto, Sonora, and Fremont, and (4) administrative centers in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Seaside. VAPAHCS operates nearly 900 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary serving more than 85,000 enrolled Veterans. VAPAHCS is home to a variety of regional treatment centers, including a Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, Spinal Cord Injury Center, a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center, a Traumatic Brain Injury Center, the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center, a Geriatric Research Educational and Clinical Center, a Homeless Veterans Rehabilitation program, and the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This Performance Work Statement (PWS) defines the requirements for Low Voltage data cable and maintenance for the fourteen (14) VAPAHCS locations. SCOPE OF WORK The Contractor shall perform maintenance on all low voltage data services to include but not be limited to cable terminations, faceplates, wall jacks, inserts, biscuit blocks, 110 blocks, and labeling within buildings defined by this PWS. The Contractor shall provide maintenance on either end of the cable termination as needed. Cable terminations may need to be performed in office and clinical spaces, IT closets, points in the ceiling, floor receptacles, furniture raceways and power poles. Repairs and new cabling will be requested based off the attached CLIN list. VAPAHCS projects 20-25 data drops per month, not including jack repairs. The Contractor shall provide all materials, parts and labor needed to pull and terminate the cable. The Contractor shall provide all end-to-end testing on each data service performed as defined by this PWS. A copy of the test results shall be provided to the COR for each instance, either as a printed copy or an electronic file emailed to the COR by the end of each month. The Contractor shall be required to keep a database of the following information for each cable pull or repair performed. The date, the work was performed, the IT closet where the cable is terminated at the patch panel, and the building, room and wall jack number where the other end of the cable is terminated. The database should be exported as a MS Excel file and emailed to the COR once a month in the form of a Service Report. Deliverable: A. Test Results (printed copy or an electronic file emailed to the COR) B. Service Report (MS Excel file emailed to the COR) PLACES OF PERFORMACE The Contractor shall provide Low Voltage services at the fourteen VAPAHCS locations. VAPAHCS Facilities Address Square footage 1. Palo Alto Division 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304-1290 1.7 million square feet 2. Menlo Park Division 795 Willow Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 835,000 square feet 3. Livermore Division 4951 Arroyo Road Livermore, CA 94550 281, 000 square feet 4. Capitola CBOC 1350 41st Avenue, Suite 102 104, 1st and 2nd Floors Capitola, CA 95010-3906 3600 square feet 5. Modesto CBOC 1225 Oakdale Road Modesto, CA 95355 24,500 square feet 6. Onizuka Admin Campus 1080 Innovation Way Sunnyvale, CA 94089 57,000 square feet 7. Sonora CBOC 13663 Mono Way Sonora, CA 95370 7,925 square feet 8. Fremont CBOC 39199 Liberty Street, Building B Fremont, CA 94538 10,000 square feet 9. Stockton CBOC 7777 South Freedom Rd French Camp, CA 95231 10,000 square feet 10. San Jose CBOC 80 Great Oaks Blvd San Jose, CA 71,500 square feet 11. Monterey Gourley Clinic 201 9th Street Marina, CA 93933 108,800 square feet 12. Monterey Seaside Clinic 3401 Engineer Ln, Seaside, CA 93955 35,200 square feet 13. Mountain View Center 1776 Old Middlefield Rd Mountain View, CA 94043 61,100 square feet 14. Shoreline Campus 701 and 733 N. Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043 9,357 square feet CABLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM The Contractor shall conform to the following cable distribution system standards: 1. The Contractor shall ensure the installation of any new cable shall be IAW VAPAHCS Codes of Practice, EIA/TIA T568b, Commercial Building Telecommunications Wiring Standards, and coordinated with VA COR. Cable to be installed shall conform to EIA/TIA 568b, 569, 606, 607, and EIA/TIA TSB 40. Additionally, all work is required to follow the NFPA 70- National Electrical Code (NEC) code, which provides guidance on the installation of wiring. The Contractor shall notify the COR when existing cables are not compliant to the wiring standards. The COR will authorize the repair work to the existing cables. 2. The Contractor shall be responsible for installing/replacing any breach or gap in a fire-rated substrate with the use of an approved firestop system or other code approved method in order to restore the integrity of the substrate. The Contractor shall report any findings of deficient penetrations not meeting the firestop code requirements to the COR. All work shall confirm to International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire code (IFC) chapter 7 for required firestopping containment in new construction and maintenance of existing buildings. All work shall also conform to NFPA 101 chapter 8 for standards in health care. 3. The Contractor shall ensure that all conductors are cabled so as to ensure against induction in voice or data circuits. Cross talk attenuation within the cable system shall be a minimum 80db throughout the frequency range. 4. The Contractor shall ensure that all new cable is labeled on each end and fully tested. The cable records shall identify each cable as labeled, used cable pairs, spare cable pairs and bad cable pairs. Minimum test requirements for cables are for testing for opens, shorts, crosses, and split pairs. These tests are telecommunications continuity tests based on EIA/TIA telecommunications standards. See Attachment B for data cable labeling requirements. OUTLET JACKS AND STATION CABLE The Contractor shall conform to the following outlet jacks and station cable standards: 1. Only Category-6 Cabling will be installed. 2. Each faceplate shall be a 6-plex typeface plate, with RJ45, 568B jacks. Only four jacks per face place (two (2) voice, two (2) data). 3. Where there are no existing telephone outlets installed, and the new installation point is a hollow wall, provide and install a flush mounted box with RJ45 type, 568B jacks. For surface mounted installations, the contractor shall provide outlet boxes. 4. All cable distribution closets shall be wired per industry (EIA/TIA 568) standards. All telephone installations shall come from a terminal board via telephone cable tray and conduit to termination point in a designated room. 5. All telephone cable/wiring shall be installed in conduit, or in existing raceway or jhook path. Where there is no existing or available path, the contractor shall install the necessary conduit or raceway. The contract shall include 1,000ft of ¾ inch EMT conduit with all fittings, boxes, and hangers. 6. Cable runs shall be no more than 300 feet from end-to-end, to include vertical length, slack and rise. PERFORMANCE AND QUALIFICATIONS 1. The Installer/Repair person shall have a minimum of five (5) years experience in the installation and maintenance of premise distribution systems. This shall include, but not be limited to, installation and testing of copper and fiber optic cable; fiber optic and copper cable splicing; staking; drawing updates; repair of cable cuts, and cable record keeping. All staff must be proficient in EIA/TIA telecommunications standards, as well as current NEC codes. The Contractor staff must be qualified to work with major brands of firestop materials as well as asbestos. End of Scope description Capability Statement The Government requests that interested parties provide the following capability information to the Contract Specialist, Parvinder Brar by email at: Parvinder.brar@va.gov by close of business February 15, 2018: (a)  Business Size (Large/Small) (b)  Business Socio-Economic Status (SDVOSB, WOSB, 8(a), HUBZone, etc.) (c) SAM record (www.sam.gov) (d) VIP record (SDVOSB/VOSB firms only) (https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/) (e)  DUNS number (f) Ability and experience in managing similar projects. Include general information and technical background describing your firm's experience on contracts requiring similar efforts to meet the program objectives. (g) List of Projects (Government and Commercial) that are similar in scope and size. (h) Anticipated Teaming Arrangements (if any) (i) GSA Contract Number if applicable. Interested parties shall not submit more than 10 single-sided, type-written pages using 12-point font or larger. Published literature may be any number of pages. The Government will use this information when determining its business type decision. This synopsis is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government and no contract will be awarded as a direct result of this Sources Sought announcement.           *Failure to provide the information requested above (items (a) (i)) will be considered non-responsive and will not be considered a viable source.
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Address: Department of Veterans Affairs;VA Palo Alto Health Care System;3801 Miranda Ave;Palo Alto, CA
Zip Code: 94304
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