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C--AE Survey and Mapping Services in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon

Solicitation Number: W912DW-09-R-0001
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location: USACE District, Seattle
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NOTE: Forms at previously referenced numbered note 24 are out of date. Use the form(s) required in this announcement.

READ THIS SYNOPSIS CAREFULLY. This is not a typical Request for Proposal pre-solicitation notice. This is an Architect Engineer (AE) pre-solicitation notice. There will be NO plans and specs available to the public.

1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: Seattle District plans to procure surveying and mapping services in accordance with PL 92-582 (Brooks Act) and FAR Part 36. One or more firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. See government-wide numbered note 1 at A-E services include surveying and mapping and the contract will be primarily be for work in for Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. A specific scope of work and services required will be issued with each task order. This announcement is open only to small businesses under North American Industry Classification (NAICS) code 541370. The size standard for this code is $4.5 million. For the purposes of this procurement, a firm is a small business if its annual average gross revenue, taken for the last 3 fiscal years, does not exceed $4.5 million. For information concerning NAICS and SBA size standards, go to

A Firm, Fixed-Price (FFP), Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract will be negotiated and is anticipated to be awarded in spring 2009. The contract period of performance will be for a single year base period and two option periods of one year, each. The contract amount for the base period and any option will not exceed two million ($2,000,000) for each period. The total contract amount shall not exceed six million ($6,000,000). Individual task orders shall not exceed the annual contract amount. Exercise of options is at the Governments discretion. The minimum guarantee for the base year of the contract will be twenty-five hundred ($2500) for the base year and twenty-five hundred ($2500) for each option year. The wages and benefits of service employees (see FAR 22.10) performing under these contracts must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act, as determined relative to the employees office location (not the location of the work). Firms should indicate personnel and subcontractors selected to work on the contract and state their management structure. To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered in the DoD Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Register via the CCR Internet site at Joint ventures must have its own CAGE code and be separately registered in CCR. Contractors will be selected for negotiations based on their qualifications submitted in accordance with this announcement.

2. PROJECT INFORMATION: Surveying and mapping services are required to support the US Army Corps of Engineers civil works and military missions including the planning, design, and construction of water resource and military projects. Surveys will be required on public and private lands, US Army Corps of Engineers projects and military installations. Work under this contract can include, but not be limited to, any or all of the following: Photogrammetric mapping requirements which consist of aerial photography, analytical aerotriangulation, stereo mapping compilation, orthophotography, and land use/land cover interpretation; horizontal and vertical control networks for establishing grid coordinate systems; ground control for developing photogrammetric and LiDar maps; topographic mapping using total stations or GPS; detailed planimetric surveys; profile, cross section and road surveys; Real Estate boundary surveys of Government and some private owned land tracts which may be required to establish or reestablish corners, monuments and boundary lines for the purpose of describing, locating fixed improvements and/or encroachments along Government Lands and platting or dividing parcels; and Geographic Information System (GIS) services required under this contract may include the creation, implementation and management of personal geodatabases. Firms shall be fully capable of furnishing survey data in graphic and ASCII files directly readable to Microstation latest version (*.dgn), Inroads, Bentley Corporation graphic systems, AutoCAD, latest version and GIS files into ESRI graphic systems (ArcGIS, Arcview, Arcinfo), latest version. Firms should be familiar and be able to accurately comply with the latest versions of the US Army Corps of Engineers SDSFIE Spatial Data Standards and the AEC CADD Standards. In addition, Metadata files are required for all Survey and GIS work performed within the Seattle District. Specialized knowledge, expertise and past experience that would significantly benefit customers of the Seattle District is preferred.

3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this contract are listed below in descending order of importance (first by major criterion and then by each sub-criterion.) Criteria a-e are primary. Criteria f and g are secondary and will only be used as tiebreakers among firms that are essentially technically equal.

(a) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS. The firm must have, either in-house or through consultants, specialists in the following areas:

(1) Land boundary surveys require the direct responsible and continuous on the ground supervision and review by a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor registered in the state where the work is to be performed (most of the work will be located in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon). Names, qualifications and registration information (including the State in which the land surveyor is registered) of all Professionals must be fully documented.
(2) One or more ASPRS certified photogrammetrists on staff included in the resumes of key personnel.
Note: Program/Project Manager for this contract should be at least one of the professional disciplines described in (1) or (2) above.
(3) Documentation of those disciplines which have experience with the use of photogrammetric, CADD, land surveying and GIS equipment and software to include, but not be limited to stereo-compilers, Survey Party Chiefs, CADD Technicians proficient with the required AEC CADD Standards, and GIS Specialists proficient with the required US Army Corps of Engineers SDSFIE Spatial Data Standards.
Note: The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, voluntary certifications (e.g., ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist), overall and relevant experience, and longevity with the firm.

(b). SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE. The Firm must have the ability to accomplish the following:
(1) The contractor must demonstrate experience in the planning and completing photogrammetric and LiDAR surveys using state-of-the-art equipment including airworthy aircraft, airborne GPS capabilities for aircraft navigation and photo control and certified precision aerial mapping camera. The firm must demonstrate technical production expertise consistent with utilization of photogrammetric equipment including the following: owning or leasing airworthy aircraft, currently certified precision aerial mapping camera, photographic lab for reproducing aerial photographic and mapping products, hardware and software to perform analytical aerotriangulation and analytical stereoplotter instrumentation interfaced for digital data collection of planimetric and topographic features. The aerial mapping camera shall have forward motion compensation and GPS capabilities for determining accurate photo centers, based on project control datum, to perform mapping that will meet ASPRS standards and the certified precision aerial mapping camera shall have a current camera calibration report by the National Bureau of Standards or an agency making calibration of equal accuracy. Contractor shall demonstrate the ability to perform supporting horizontal and vertical surveys and to produce digital aerial maps at various scales. Contractor must also specify types, technical specifications, calibration records and reports and age of photogrammetric and LiDAR equipment available for this contract.
(2) The contractor must demonstrate experience in col lecting field survey data as follows: vertical and horizontal controls, topography, bathymetric, cross-sections, comprehensive utility surveys, bridges, weirs, and other in-stream structures, planimetric, construction layout, real estate and property boundaries, etc. using electronic total station with data collector, geodetic quality survey-grade static/kinematic GPS equipment capable of subcentimeter measurement accuracy and associated processing equipment. Contractor must also specify types, technical specifications, calibration records and reports and age of land surveying equipment available for this contract.
(3) The contractor must demonstrate experience in performing, utilizing, and/or producing analytical aero-triangulation, georectification, stereoplotter instrumentation, digital elevation model (DEM) and digital terrain model (DTM) data collection and manipulation, and developing planimetrics and contours, using state-of-the-art hardware, software, and analytic al techniques. DTM contouring shall be delivered as .TIN files and/or .DTM using Bentley software to create 2D and 3D files, DEM data collection and manipulation of terrain data, digital data editing facilities, ability to provide orthophoto products (hardcopy and digital). Contractor must also specify types of software and hardware, computer size and storage space capacities, technical specifications, versions and age of equipment to be used to produce this information available for this contract.
(4) The contractor must demonstrate capability to reproduce and deliver mapping products (hardcopy and digital), 2D and 3D digital data using the following georeferenced file types: MicroStation (latest version .dgn), AutoCAD (latest version .dwg) files, ESRI v9.2 GIS databases and geodatabases, Inroads, geotiff, MrSID, digital raster scan files. All drafting services shall be set to the US Army Corps of Engineers required SDSFIE Standards and/or AEC CADD Standards capable of b eing loaded directly into MicroStation, AutoCAD and ESRI systems for GIS.
(5) The Contractor must demonstrate capability to conduct real estate surveys including monumentation, locating deeds of current tract/parcel owners, plat submittals and recordation, and metes and bounds descriptions under the direct supervision and review of a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor, Registered in the state in which the work is being performed. A PLS Registered in the State the work is being performed will be expected to be regularly on site in the field on all metes and bounds surveys and always in direct responsible charge of all field and office personnel for determining boundaries.
(6) The Contractor must demonstrate knowledge of coordinate and datum systems and topographic and geographic conditions within the states required (Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon).
(7) The contractor must demonstrate experience in the acquisition and utilization of remotely sensed data incorporating existing mapping databases and/or generate thematic maps (providing topologically clean CADD files for GIS use).
(8) The contractor must demonstrate capability to gather historical photos from hardcopy and/or digital sources and perform photo image interpretation to detect land use and change analysis utilizing digital softcopy techniques and manually via hardcopy.
(9) Contractor must have capabilities to deliver digital data which must be readable and fully operational with systems listed above and delivered as required on CDROM, DVD-ROM, and file transfer protocol (ftp).
(10) The Contractor must demonstrate familiarity with the US Army Corps of Engineers and industry safety regulations and procedures such as confined space requirements, first aid and safety, highway safety, defensive driving.

(c). PAST PERFORMANCE. Past Experience on DoD and other contracts with respect to the following: Past performance on DOD and other contracts with respect t to cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules, as determined from ACASS and other sources.

(d). CAPACITY. Sufficient capacity to respond quickly, mobilize qualified personnel, and produce quality results under short deadline constraints. The evaluation will consider the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines and equipment availability. The contractor must demonstrate the capability to field up to three (3), three-person survey parties simultaneously and must specify numbers, types, technical specifications, and age of equipment available for this contract. The Contractor must be able to demonstrate that they will be able to activate field crews as described above which may require access to execute certain missions on military installations making them necessary to comply with specific security requirements.

(e).LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE. The firms location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; that is, the Northwest Division and Seattle District.
The following items are secondary criteria. The secondary criteria will not be applied by a preselection board, and will only be used by a selection board as a tie breaker if necessary, in ranking the most highly qualified firms.
(f). Volume of DOD contract awards in the past 12 months In Section H, Part I, SF330, firms must show their last 12 months DOD contract awards stated in dollars (see details in a subsequent paragraph).
(g). Extent of participation of SB, SDB, WOSB, Service Disabled VOSB, HubZone SB, and HBCU/MI in the proposed contract team, measured as a percentage of the estimated effort.

4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Submittals shall be sent to Scott Britt, Contracting, US Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, 4735 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, WA 98124. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: See Note 24 for general submittal requirements. Interested firms having the capabilities and qualifications to perform this work must submit one copy of the SF 330 Part I and II to Scott Britt, Contracting, US Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, 4735 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, WA 98124, no later than 11:00 a.m. on February 10, 2009. Regulations require that the selection board not consider any submittals received after this time and date. The SF 330 should be complete and specifically address the requirements of this announcement. The firm shall present a proposed organization chart and a narrative describing how the organizations will function. Those functions to be subcontracted and to which location shall be clearly identified and at what office (specify the address of the office and key person that is assigned there). Address all Selection Criteria in descending order of importance, as defined in Section 3 of this announcement, in SF 330, Section H. Cover letters and extraneous materials are not desired and will not be considered. There will be NO personal visits to discuss this project. Address questions to the contract specialist: Scott Britt at
US Army Engineer District, Seattle, ATTN: CENWS-CT, PO Box 3755, Seattle, WA 98124-3755
US Army Engineer District, Seattle ATTN: CENWS-CT, PO Box 3755 Seattle WA
Scott Britt, (206) 764-3517

US Army Engineer District, Seattle