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May 19, 2023

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3900 Woodland Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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Renovation of a mixed-use development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Design plans call for the renovation of a medical facility; and military facility.

Award Details Contract Award Date: Sep 30, 2022 Contract Award Number: 36C77622C0165 Task/Delivery Order Number: Contractor Awarded Unique Entity ID: HGD8C58ELNL3 Contractor Awarded Name: HEALTH FACILITY SOLUTIONS COMPANY Contractor Awarded Address: SAN ANTONIO, TX 78217 Base and All Options Value (Total Contract Value): $2413696.73000000 THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THIS IS A REQUEST FOR STANDARD FORM (SF) 330 ARCHITECT-ENGINEER QUALIFICATIONS PACKAGES ONLY. ALL INFORMATION NEEDED TO SUBMIT SF 330 DOCUMENTS IS CONTAINED HEREIN. NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE, TECHNICAL INFORMATION, OR BIDDER/PLAN HOLDER LIST WILL BE ISSUED. THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT PAY FOR, NOR REIMBURSE, ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH RESPONDING TO THIS REQUEST. THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. 1. GENERAL INFORMATION The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Program Contracting Activity Central (PCAC) is seeking sources and intends to award a firm-fixed price design contract for Architect-Engineering (A-E) services for design project #642-22-700 EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades design located at the Corporal Michal J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center (CMCVAMC), 3900 Woodland Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104. The A-E shall provide investigative and feasibility design services, schematic design drawings, design development drawings, construction documents, final bid documents, specifications, calculations, cost estimates, narratives, bidding support services, solicitation support services, and construction period services for all facets of work and disciplines/trades to facilitate a construction project to upgrade the facilities infrastructure to allow for the new Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) system. The A-E Services contract that is anticipated to be awarded will be procured in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers statute [formerly known as the Brooks Architect Engineer Act], Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 36.6 Architectural and Engineering Services, VA Acquisition Regulation 836.6, and VA Acquisition Manual M836.6 Architect-Engineer Services. In accordance with FAR 36.209, Construction Contracts with Architect-Engineer Firms, no contract for the construction of a project shall be awarded to the firm that designed the project or its subsidiaries or affites, except with the approval of the head of the agency or authorized representative. 2. PROJECT INFORMATION This project is a 100% Set-Aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 541330 Engineering Services and the annual small business size standard is $16.5M. A full design team is required to complete this project. The projected award date for the anticipated A-E contract is on or before August 16, 2022. The anticipated period of performance for completion of design is 365 calendar days after notice of award. The VAAR Magnitude of Construction for this project is between $20,000,000 and $50,000,000. 3. SCOPE OF DESIGN The scope of this project is to provide the following infrastructure improvements to the Corporal Michael J Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center (CMCVAMC). A-E Part One Services (also known as Design Phase Services) for this design project include site visits, field investigation, studies, and user interviews to prepare drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for all facets of work and disciplines/trades to facilitate a construction project to upgrade the facility infrastructure to support the new Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) system in accordance with VA OEHRM Site Infrastructure Requirements (provided by VHA). The project shall include, but is not limited to, the creation of new IT closets, renovation of existing IT closets, coordination of new construction with adjacent work spaces, infection control and life safety measures, IT upgrade facility fiber throughout the buildings to each IT closet, provide a redundant fiber run throughout the facility to each IT closet, provide redundant fiber mains to the demarcation room from the provider point, provide additional outlets in each IT closet, upgrade facility power distribution as required, upgrade facility HVAC distribution as required, and physical security assessment and upgrades. Finally, solicitation support services are required in this phase which include, but are not limited to, Requests for Information (RFIs) responses, pre-bid meeting attendance, and addendum development. A-E Part Two Services (also known as Construction Period Services) for this design project include responding to construction contractor Requests For Information (RFIs) during the solicitation (solicitation support) and construction phases of the construction project; attendance at pre-bid, post-award, and commissioning kick off construction project conferences; review of construction material submittals and shop drawings; approximately 4 site visits per month during construction (both scheduled and emergent) to ensure compliance with the design drawings and specifications; preparation of site visit reports; coordination with project commissioning requirements; review of any construction project modifications for cost and technical acceptability; attendance and participation during the final acceptance inspection; preparation of the punch list; and preparation of record drawings of the completed construction project based on the construction contractor s as-built drawings. The A-E shall prepare a submittal log to be utilized by the VA during construction period services, maintain RFI log, and provide meeting minutes for weekly construction meetings throughout the duration of construction. All Part Two Services are optional line items and will not be exercised at the time of award. The A-E shall be professionally licensed in any state in the United States. The A-E is responsible for all services to complete the deliverables listed in the Statement of Work (SOW). The deliverables outlined in the SOW are inclusive of the following: Basis of Design (10%), Schematic Design (35%), Design Development (65%), Construction Documents (95%), Final Bid Documents (100%), Solicitation Support Services, and Construction Period Services. Please note that the 365-calendar-day period of performance for the design completion begins with the issuance of the Notice of Award (NOA) and that a Notice to Proceed (NTP) will not be issued for the completion of a design project. The construction period services will be option items that will be exercised after the award of the construction project. RFI responses will be required, as well as pre-bid meeting attendance and addendum development during the bidding period. The period of performance for construction period services will match the period of performance for the construction project. 4. A-E SELECTION PROCESS Firms submitting SF 330s in response to this announcement, not later than the closing date and time specified herein and in accordance with submission requirements, will be considered for initial selection evaluation. The selection will be made using a two-phase process. Phase I consists of the initial evaluation of the provided SF 330s and determination of the highest rated firms. A minimum of three of the highest rated firms will then be shortlisted and invited to continue with Phase II of the process. All firms not shortlisted will be notified at this time. Phase II consists of the evaluation of the written responses provided by the shortlisted firms and selection of the top ranked firm. The prior evaluation of the SF 330s shall not be taken into consideration during the evaluation of the written responses. The firms selected for the written responses will be notified by email of selection and provided further instructions, including all submission requirements and a reiteration of the factors. After the written responses are received, the firms will be evaluated, and the highest rated firm will be selected to receive the solicitation and conduct negotiations. A site visit will be authorized for the highest rated firm during the negotiation process. Award selection will be made based on the results of the written responses and successful negotiation of rates and fees for the project. If negotiations are not successful with the highest rated firm, they will continue with the next highest rated firm, and so on until award can be made. 5. PHASE I SF 330 SELECTION CRITERIA PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ORDER AND CONTENTS OF THE FACTORS HAVE BEEN CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS REQUESTS FOR SF 330s. The following are listed in descending order of importance: Primary Selection Criteria: Professional Qualifications: Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required service. The lead designer or A-E on staff representing the project in each discipline must be licensed or registered to practice in any one of the United States of America. Provide Professional License or Registration numbers and/or proof of Licensure or Registration. The evaluation shall consider the specific experience and professional qualifications (i.e., education, training, registration, certifications, overall relevant experience, and longevity with the firm as full-time employees) of personnel proposed for assignment to the project. Provide a resume in section E for each of the team members proposed for the key positions and disciplines listed below. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project-specific experience. Proposed roles of key personnel must be clearly identified in block 13 of resumes and in the organizational chart in section D. Key positions and disciplines required for this project include, but are not limited to: Project Manager, Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), Electrical Engineer, Architect, Cost Estimator, Civil Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer, Industrial Hygienist, Mechanical Engineer, Quality Assurance Specialist, Structural Engineer, Commissioning Agent (if required in the SOW), and Physical Security Specialist. Offeror must include the following statement of SDVOSB compliance when submitting the personnel proposed to perform the work under this requirement: I [signatory authority], of [company name] certify that the team proposed to perform under this requirement demonstrates the capability of 50% SDVOSB performance in compliance of 48 CFR 852.219-10. The information provided in sections C through E of the SF 330 will be used to evaluate this factor. Do not include this information in section H, unless it is pertinent to support the information listed in the other sections. Capacity: Capacity to accomplish work in the required time. The evaluation will consider the team s overall ability to meet the schedule of the project, as well as the available capacity of key disciplines to perform the work in the required time. Please provide a table to demonstrate the available capacity of each of the key personnel identified in sections D and E for the prime firm and all subcontractors. At a minimum, include the following for each key team member: name, firm, proposed role in this project, and percentage of available capacity to take on new work. Also provide all projects awarded by the VA to the prime firm and all subcontractors during the previous 12 months from the date of the SF 330 submission. At a minimum, include the following for each project: project name, location, award date, completion percentage, and expected completion date. Provide the full potential value of any current indefinite delivery contracts for the prime firm and all subcontractors. The number of active EHRM projects and their completion percentages will be taken into consideration for the prime firm and all subcontractors. The information for this factor shall be provided in section H of the SF 330. Please ensure the capacity applies toward the proposed team/personnel provided in the SF 330. Specialized Experience: Specialized experience and technical competence of the prime firm and all subcontractors in the design and construction period services provided for projects similar in size, scope, and complexity. The projects provided in section F should include EHRM projects or projects involving the following relevant elements: renovation of active work spaces; infection control; fiber optics; data cable; structured cabling; electrical distribution design; electrical upgrades; uninterruptable power systems (UPS); electrical bonding; building management systems/building automation systems (BMS/BAS); IT room renovations, expansions, or relocations; reconfiguration of data centers or server rooms; or physical security upgrades. At a minimum, include the following for each submitted project: design start and end dates, construction start and end dates (if applicable), design amount, estimated or final construction amount, and specialized scope items that may include critical path scheduling, fire protection, construction infection control protocols, energy conservation, sustainable design practices, and specialized building types requiring physical security measures. Also identify if any of the projects include Infrastructure upgrades, work in active hospitals, and/or phasing. Include no more than five Government and/or private experience projects that best illustrate specialized experience as listed above, with at least 95% of the design completed. Applicable projects must have been awarded within the past eight years from the date of the SF 330 submission. Any projects submitted that exceed the limit will not be considered during the evaluation. The evaluation of the submitted projects will consider the relevant work performed; coordination of disciplines and subcontractors; prior experience of the prime firm and any key subcontractors working together on relevant projects; and familiarity with VA Design Guides/Manuals, Master Specifications, and other applicable standards. All projects provided in the SF 330 must involve some effort or contribution from a firm, office, branch, or individual team member proposed to perform work under this contract. The information provided in sections F and G of the SF 330 will be used to evaluate this factor. Do not include this information in section H, unless it is pertinent to support the information listed in the other sections. Past Performance: Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and/or private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. The past performance will be evaluated for all projects provided in section F, to include a review of Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) ratings. Provide performance reports for all projects submitted in section F and include the following information for each project: contract/task order number, project title, prime firm, start date, and completion date. Evaluations may also include additional performance-related information from the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, publicly available sources, additional projects in CPARS, and other information available to the Government, including communications with points of contact in other criteria. Evaluations will consider superior performance ratings on recently completed VA projects as well as the reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. As appropriate, the record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services will be considered. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers may result in a firm being considered less qualified. All projects provided in the SF 330 must involve some effort or contribution from a firm, office, branch, or individual team member proposed to perform work under this contract. The information for this factor shall be provided in section H of the SF 330. If there is no CPARS data available, Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) will be accepted. Please utilize the attached PPQ document. *PPQs should not be submitted by the evaluator to VHA PCAC directly. Completed PPQs must be incorporated into the SF 330 submission. PPQs will be counted towards the page limitation for this submission. A Neutral rating will be selected if the past performance information (CPAR, PPQ, letter of recommendation, or any similar performance review) for the projects submitted in section F is missing or insufficient for a determination on past performance to be made. Locality: Knowledge of the locality. Demonstrate and describe experience in the local area and the specific knowledge of certain local conditions or project site features the experience provided. This description may include: Any prime firm or subcontractor experience within the VISN or at the VAMC Soil conditions and any effects they could have on required trenching or digging (if applicable) Approach to addressing any unique climate conditions (if applicable) Geological conditions, such as seismic (if applicable) State or local construction codes, laws, or regulations If prior experience in or specific knowledge of the local area is minimal, describe how the team plans to obtain any specific knowledge of certain local conditions or project site features required for this project. The information for this factor shall be provided in section H of the SF 330. Note that the intent of this factor is to showcase a firm s understanding of the site and locality, and not where the firm is located and how they would travel to the site. Information related to the firm s location shall be provided in section H, under Secondary Selection Criteria - Geographic Location. Construction Period Services: Describe your team s approach to providing construction period services that may include: professional field inspections during the construction period; review of construction submittals; support in answering requests for information (RFIs) during the construction period; support of construction contract changes, including drafting statements of work and cost estimates; attendance at weekly conference calls; providing minutes of meetings between the A-E, VA, and contractors; commissioning; pre-final inspection site visits; generation of punch-list reports; and production of as-built documentation. List project examples to demonstrate the prime firm s experience with construction period services. The information for this factor shall be provided in section H of the SF 330. Secondary Selection Criteria: Geographic Location: Location of the firm, as measured by the driving distance (miles) between the offeror s principal business location and the project site. Determination of the mileage will be based on Google Maps ( *The secondary selection criterion is used as a tiebreaker, if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms following the completion of the SF 330 evaluations. The secondary selection criterion will not be applied when determining a firm s SF 330 submission Excellent, Acceptable, Good, Marginal, or Unacceptable. The information for this factor shall be provided in section H of the SF 330. 6. PHASE II WRITTEN RESPONSES SELECTION CRITERIA In accordance with FAR 36.602-3(c), discussions will be conducted in the form of written responses. The selected firms will be invited to present their written responses to predetermined questions. The instructions for the written responses will be provided to the selected firms only. Each firm that submits written responses will be evaluated based on their responses to the evaluation criteria. The highest-ranked firm will be selected based on their ratings from the written responses. The previous ratings from the SF 330 evaluations are not applicable during Phase II. Below are the evaluation factors for the written responses. All factors listed are of equal importance. Proposed Management Plan: Discuss confidence and approach to completing a project of this scale with an expedited period of performance. Explain quality control methods that will be used throughout each design phase, prior to each submission, and during construction. Provide a detailed explanation of how comments from design review meetings will be incorporated into the next submission. Describe strategy for control of estimated cost and solutions for anticipated cost-related problems. Discuss proposed design team and their specific strengths and experience that make them the best fit for this project. Proposed Approach to Project Challenges: Discuss approach to overcome geographical obstacles considering the number of design phase and CPS site visits needed for this specific project. Identify elements in the SOW and supporting attachments that you see as challenges and provide recommendations for addressing each of these challenges. Simply restating the requirements (i.e., copying and pasting from the SOW) is not a sufficient response for this factor. Information about this project s challenges should provide specific examples and a plan on how each challenge will be managed. Proposed Approach to Design Development: Discuss how the team will coordinate specifications and drawings to ensure the design is thorough, accurate, and complete. Describe approach to evaluate existing site conditions and ensure new work will not conflict with existing work. Discuss familiarization or experience with VA design guides and directives and their application to this design. Describe plans to ensure this design complies with all current VA requirements and any future updates, and specified equipment will be TRM (Technical Reference Model) approved. Expectations for VA A-E Collaboration: Discuss what expectations the A-E firm would have from the VA for this project. Describe strategy for collaboration meetings throughout each phase and their significance to the overall end-product. 7. SUBMISSION CRITERIA/REQUIREMENTS The below information contains the instructions and format that shall be followed for the submission of the SF 330 Statement of Qualifications: Submit ONE (1) SF 330 Statement of Qualifications to Michael Kilgore at This shall include Parts I and II and any applicable attachments. The submission must include the SF 330, Architect-Engineer Qualifications (form is available online at The SF 330 submission is due by 2:00 PM ET ON MAY 20, 2022. The SF 330 shall be submitted in one email and have a file size no larger than 5 MB. No hard copies will be accepted. The subject line of the email shall read: SF 330 Submission - 36C77622R0065 EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades Philadelphia, PA. The SF 330 submission shall not exceed a total of FIFTY (50) pages. This includes CPARS and/or PPQs and any other relevant information. Any pages submitted by an offeror that exceed the limit will not be considered during the evaluation. Each page shall be in Arial or Times New Roman, size 12 font, single spaced. The title page, table of contents, and Part II of the SF 330 Form will NOT count toward the page limitation. A PPQ from previous projects may be submitted for this project. If significant portions of a project have been completed since the previous PPQ was filled out, a new PPQ should be submitted to accurately assess the project. *Important Note: All PPQs should be completed by the evaluator and returned to the A-E firm. The submitting A-E firm must incorporate completed PPQs into the SF 330 document. PPQs should not be submitted by the evaluator directly to VHA PCAC. In addition to the SF 330 submissions, firms must provide a second accompanying document that includes the following information (the accompanying document will not count toward the page limitation of the SF 330): Cage Code UEI (Unique Entity Identifier) number Tax ID Number The email address and phone number of the Primary Point of Contact A copy of the firm s Vet Biz Registry All questions shall be submitted to with the subject line Philadelphia EHRM Question - 36C77622R0065. The cutoff for question submission is 2:00 PM ET ON MAY 6, 2022. Questions will be answered through modification to the Pre-Sol Notice posted to Contract Opportunities at All prime firms must meet the NAICS code requirement specified for this project. The Contracting Officer shall verify the NAICS code in VIP and/or the System for Award Management (SAM). Failure to meet the NAICS code requirement may result in the rejection of the SF 330 submission. This procurement is a 100% set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns. Offers received from other than SDVOSBs will not be considered. All SDVOSBs must be listed as verified by the VA s Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE). Offerors must be verified by CVE and visible in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database ( at the time of SF 330 submission, written response submission, and award. Failure to be BOTH visible and verified at these times will result in the offeror being deemed unacceptable and ineligible for award. All Joint Ventures must be CVE verified at the time of SF 330 submission, written response submission, and award and must submit agreements that comply with 13CFR 125.15 prior to contract award. SF 330 submissions received after the date and time specified will not be considered. Late proposal rules per FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. Firms not providing the required information may not be evaluated. All information must be included in the SF 330 submission package. It is the offeror s responsibility to check the Contract Opportunities website at for any revisions to this announcement prior to submission of SF 330s. The method of contractor selection has not been determined at this time. *The value for this project is based on a financial range. The value is listed as the highest possible cost from the range provided by a stakeholder or official project document.

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