19 Jul 2017

8(a) $30M Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for Horizontal Construction Services in support of Fort Polk, Louisiana

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United States

8(a) $30M Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for Horizontal Construction Services in support of Fort Polk, Louisiana

Department of the Army

Official Address:
PO Box 17300 Fort Worth TX 76102-0300

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Christopher A. Ainsworth, Contract Specialist, Phone 8178861084, Email christopher.a.ainsworth@usace.army.mil – John H Rodgers, Contracting Officer, Phone 877-866-1048, Email john.h.rodgers@usace.army.mil


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Contract Description:
This is the Solicitation Notice, Phase 1, for a new Competitive 8(a) (100% set-aside) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for Horizontal Construction Services in support of Fort Polk and its surrounding areas (Peason Training Range and England Airpark, Alexandria, LA).

Point of Contact: The Contract Specialist for this anticipated solicitation will be Mr. Christopher A. Ainsworth at 817-886-1084, email: christopher.a.ainsworth@usace.army.mil.

The Fort Worth District intends to award a minimum of two (2) and a target of five (5) contracts within the 8(a) MATOC pool with an estimated maximum task order limitation of $5,000,000 and a minimum task order limitation of $2,500. The maximum combination of all orders is not to exceed $30,000,000. All task orders issued will be firm-fixed price. The minimum guarantee for each contract awarded in the pool is $2,500 which applies to the base period only. This action will be 100% set-aside for 8(a).

NOTE: It has been determined that competition will be limited to 8(a) firms located within the geographical areas serviced by the Louisiana District Office or the Dallas/Fort Worth District Office, and other 8(a) construction firms with a bona fide place of business within the geographical competitive area, and the assigned NAICS code. All other 8(a) BD Participants are deemed ineligible to submit an offer. (See DFARS Clause 252.219-7010 Notification of Competition Limited to Eligible 8(a) Concerns-Partnership Agreement.)

MATOC: Each task order will be awarded pursuant to FAR & DFARS 16.505 Ordering and in accordance with the task order terms and conditions. All contracts will remain active unless or until (1) the contractor has a documented past performance record of unsatisfactory; (2) contract expiration; (3) task order completion; (4) the capacity is reached; or (5) the contract is terminated for convenience or default by the Government.

The estimated duration for each contract award will be an initial Base Period of twelve (12) months with up to four (4) Option Periods of twelve (12) months each, for a total not to exceed contract period of 60 months. The Government reserves the right to award a contract for a lesser duration than stated herein; if it is determined in the best interest of the Government.

Construction services required include a wide variety of Design-Build and/or Design-Bid-Build (DBB) horizontal construction activities, to include, but not limited to: design and construction activities such as new construction, minor construction, sustainment, restoration and/or modernization services for military projects to include the following: Abutment construction, Asphalt and concrete paving, Airfield paving, Bridge construction, Culverts, Curbs and street gutters, Elevated highway construction, Overpass construction, Road and street surfacing, Trestle construction, Construction of water and sewer lines, Mains, Pumping stations, Treatment plants and storage tanks, Anchored earth retention, Breakwater, spillway, floodwater, bulkhead wall or embankment, Channel, canal, dams, cofferdam, dikes and other flood control structures, Drainage projects and other earth work related projects, Repair, maintain, and build marine related structures, levees, flood control and jetties, Anti-terrorism and force protection, Outdoor recreation facilities, Park and recreational open space improvement, Other construction activities as appropriate under NAICS code 237310 under the resultant MATOC contracts. Note: The work this MATOC contract will cover includes two other NAICS codes, 237110, “Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction” and 237990, “Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction”. However, the bulk of the work, 65%, will be under NAICS code 237310.

This Small Business solicitation will be evaluated under the Two-Phase Design Build Process. In Phase 1, interested firms or joint venture entities (referred to as “Offerors”) will submit a technical proposal only, demonstrating their past performance and capability to successfully execute a design-build and/or design-bid-build construction IDIQ contract resulting from this solicitation. The Government will evaluate the performance capacity in accordance with the criteria described in the Phase 1 solicitation and may select up to ten (10) of the Phase 1 offerors to compete in Phase 2. In addition, the Government reserves the right to select more than ten (10) of the Phase 1 offerors if, in the opinion of the Source Selection Authority, consideration of additional offerors is warranted. In Phase 2, the selected offerors will submit a technical proposal and a price proposal for the initial task order (seed project). The Government will evaluate the Phase 2 proposals, in accordance with the criteria described for Phase 2 in the solicitation, and award the contract to the responsible offeror, whose proposal conforms with all the terms and conditions of the solicitation and whose proposal is determined to represent the overall “best value” to the Government, considering all technical and non-technical factors including cost or price identified under Phases 1 and 2. Award of the subsequent IDIQ contracts will be made to the offeror(s) whose proposal(s) is (are) considered to represent the second and up to a target of five best value(s) to the Government based on the evaluated ratings from Phase 1 & 2 and the proposed price for the initial task order.
The following evaluation (rating) criteria listed below shall be used in this solicitation unless modified by amendment prior to receipt of proposals:
Phase 1 – Past Performance and Organization & Technical Approach are of equal importance and rated as the second most important factor.
Phase 2 – Design Technical Approach for the task order is rated as the most important factor; Schedule for the task order is rated as the third most important factor; and Price is the least important factor. All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price.

The solicitation issue date is 06/22/2017 under solicitation number W9126G-17-R-0050. Phase1 proposals are due on 10/04/2017, 1200 PM CST (See Amendment 0001). If the Government elects to conduct a pre-proposal conference and site visit for Phase 2, it will be conducted after the Phase 2 selection has been made. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code applicable to this project is 237310 (Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction), which corresponds to SIC 1611. The Small Business Size Standard is $36.5 Million. The anticipated solicitation will be a negotiated acquisition. There will be no public bid opening. Plans and specifications will not be provided in a hard paper copy since electronic copy of the solicitation with specifications and drawings will be posted on Fed Biz Opps (www.fbo.gov). Prospective contractors must be registered in SAM prior to award. Lack of registration in the SAM database will make an offeror ineligible for award. Information on SAM registration can be obtained at

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