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Notice Date
Notice Type
531120 — Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses)
Contracting Office
Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Headquarters TSA, 601 S. 12th Street, TSA-25, 10th Floor, Arlington, Virginia, 20598, United States
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Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Edward Boyle, Phone: 609-813-3319, Kelly L Hutchins, Phone: 6098133345
E-Mail Address
edward.j.boyle@tsa.dhs.gov, kelly.hutchins1@tsa.dhs.gov
(edward.j.boyle@tsa.dhs.gov, kelly.hutchins1@tsa.dhs.gov)
Small Business Set-Aside
Amendment 02 - Response to Questions 02/08/18 Q6: Is the Landlord required to provide the amount for TI Allowance up front? A6: Yes, the Lessor is responsible for the TI Allowance to the Government. Q7: Do you weight proposals for the award on building factors? Example: If one building is better amenities than the competitor will that factor into your award? A7: No, the Government evaluates proposals on a Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable basis only. Q8: Is the Lessor required to provide the Lease? A8: No, the successful offeror and the TSA Contracting Officer will execute a lease prepared by TSA, which incorporates the Lease SF2 (Rider to the lease), the SFO and the SFO attachments, and required clauses, reps and certs. Q9: Can you explain the lease termination rights that will be applicable? A9: The Lease Term is a five-year firm term with one five-year renewable option period. Should the Government exercise the option period, the Government may terminate anytime during years 6 through 10 giving at least 180 days written notice to the Lessor. Q10: If you terminate the lease do you pay back tenant improvements to the Lessor? A10: Tenant Improvements are part of the firm term rental rate, and as such are subject to the lease terms and conditions regarding termination during the firm term. Q11: Will the Government consider a multi-tenant building? A11: Yes, The Government will consider a multi-tenant building if it meets the minimum requirements. It is up to the Lessor should they want to include this type of tenant into their building, which includes a training facility (gym, mat room) as part of their consideration before replying with their interest. Q12: Is the Government willing to extend the delineated area for this lease? A12: No, the FAMS require a 7 mile delineated area from the SEA-TAC Airport. Q13: Does the Lessor start to invoice for rent at the start of occupancy date, or after award at the start of construction date? A13: We cannot pay for leased space until we are in the building. Payments shall be made in arrears at the end of each month. Q14: Will the Government entertain a triple net lease for this action? A14: No, TSA Direct Leasing Branch only requires Fully Serviced leases. Q15: Is there a height requirement for the ceiling due to the Aircraft Simulator? A15: Yes, the minimum ceiling height to install the Aircraft Simulator is 12 feet high. Q16: What is the estimated time frame for your FAMS build outs? A16: Historically, build outs for our FAMS Leased Space from start to move in date take approximately 12-18 months after the contract award. Q17: Are you expecting the Lessor to provide you a turnkey lease? A17: Yes, the Lessor is responsible for proving TSA a turnkey lease. Q18: Do you expect the Landlord to take control of finding the contractors for the TI or will the Government be providing their own Contractors? A18: The Lessor is responsible for hiring Contractors for all TI required for this lease per our SFO. Q19: What is the restoration terms for this lease? A19: Our Lease specifically states: "The Lessor hereby waives, releases and discharges, and forever relinquishes any right to make a claim against the Government for waste, damages, or restoration arising from or related to (a) the Government's normal and customary use of the leased premises during the term of the lease (including any extensions thereof), as well as (b) any initial or subsequent alteration to the leased premises, including cabling, or removal thereof, during the term of this lease (including any extensions thereof), where such alterations or removals are performed by the Lessor or by the Government with the Lessor's consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld. The Government may, at its sole option, abandon property in the leased space following expiration of the Lease, in which case the property will become the property of the Lessor and the Government will be relieved of any liability in connection therewith." Q20: If awarded to, when can the Lessor expected to begin TI work? A20: Per the SFO, The construction schedule shall commence upon lease award, unless otherwise expressly agreed by the Lessor and Government as stated in the lease. The schedule shall be divided into seven tasks for each phase. These are: 1) the generation of the design intent drawings; 2) the Government's approval of the design intent drawings; 3) the Lessor's generation of the Government's construction documents; 4) the Government's review of the construction documents; 5) the TI submittal, review and Notice to Proceed (NTP) process; 6) the Lessor's construction of the subject leased area; and 7) the Government's acceptance of the Lessor's construction. Each of these tasks is detailed in the SFO. Q21: Do the FAMS require a 24-7 Operating Facility for access and utilities? A21: This lease requires that the FAMS have access to their leased premise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year. Services, utilities, and maintenance shall be provided daily Monday through Friday extending from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 3:00pm by the Lessor as part of the rental consideration. Services supplied to technical equipment (LAN Rooms) shall be supplied 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Q22: Does TSA require specific labor standards to be met when satisfying the TI requirements, such as Davis Bacon Act? A22: Yes, there are Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses that apply to all work performed under this lease, including but not limited to: FAR 52.222-6 Davis-Bacon Act and FAR 52.222-13 Compliance with Davis Bacon and Related Act Regulations. Further details will be provided in the SFO. Q23: Can you specify what the TI Allowance will include? A23: The TI Allowance shall be used for the buildout of the Government-demised area in accordance with the Government approved design intent drawings. The TI shall include all the Offeror's administrative costs, general contractor fees, subcontractor's profit and overhead costs, Offeror's profit and overhead, design costs, and other associated project fees necessary to prepare construction documents and to complete the tenant improvements. Note, it is the successful Offeror's responsibility to prepare all documentation (working/construction drawings, ect.) required to receive construction permits.
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Place of Performance
Address: Seattle, Washington, United States
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