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Pier 36 Demolition Project in San Francisco, CA

Solicitation Number: W912P711Pier36
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location: USACE District, San Francisco
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Added: Mar 23, 2011 6:52 pm

Pier 36 Removal, San Francisco, CA.

Solicitation Number: W912P711Pier36
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location: San Francisco District


This announcement constitutes a Request for Information from any qualified demolition contractors experienced in marine demolition interested in the project to demolish Pier 36 in San Francisco, CA.

Potential small business sources who feel they may be capable and interested in the Pier 36 demolition project are highly encouraged to respond to this notice. Please identify your small business category: Small Business, Certified 8a, Certified HUB Zone, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

This project is planned for pre-solicitation in July 2011. The estimated cost range according to FAR 36.204 is between $5,000,000 and $ 10,000,000. The NAICS Code is 238910 for Site Preparation Contractor; the size standard is $14 million in average annual sales. The estimated duration of the project is 126 calendar days (90 working days).

Should this acquisition be determined to be suitable for a small business set aside, under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) guidelines 52.219-14, the prime will self perform at least 15% of the cost of the contract, not including the cost of materials, with its own employees.

The responses to this notice will be used to determine the appropriate acquisition strategy for this procurement.

This RFI is for information and planning purposes only and is neither to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. After completing its analysis, the Government will determine whether to limit competition through a set-aside or proceed with full and open competition as Unrestricted. NO SOLICITATION, SPECIFICATIONS, OR DRAWINGS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. NO AWARD WILL BE MADE AS A RESULT OF THIS SYNOPSIS.


Built of reinforced concrete in 1909, for use as a freight ferry facility, Pier 36 was originally 721-feet long and 201-feet wide. Outer wood portions of the Pier have deteriorated and been largely removed. Recently, further deterioration has necessitated closing the pier and securing it with fencing to prevent entry.

Deteriorating sections of decking and wooden support pieces continue to rot, break and float out into the Bay, representing a potential hazard to navigation in the adjacent federal channel. Portions of Pier 36 were constructed using creosote-soaked pilings, which contain a class of chemical compounds known to affect the viability of fish spawning. Use of creosote-treated wood is now prohibited in new construction in San Francisco Bay. Removal of Pier 36, including freestanding piles, would eliminate these navigational and environmental hazards. The project area is located within the Embarcadero Waterfront National Register Historic District, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

This demolition project includes all structural elements and appurtenant facilities located within the demolition areas. Demolition will include removing the entire Pier 36 and its supporting structures, including:

1) Two sheds of different construction both containing hazardous materials;

2) Demolition of entire concrete deck;

3) Demolition of all supporting structures underneath, including concrete and timber piles and caissons; demolish and clear all structure elements beyond (east of) existing Pier 36 deck, including the collapsed structure debris and remaining timber structure.

4) Demolish entire marginal wharf and its supporting structures within the work limit (from north edge of Pier 38 to south edge of Pier 32), including the art ribbon along and above the sidewalk (only in areas where it is on top of the marginal wharf), and Pier 34 existing caissons.

5) Within work limit as shown, seal off all utilities to seawall.

6) Protect all storm water outfalls within work limit to ensure continuous operation.

7) Prevent any debris to fall onto Bay surface.

8) Stabilize the site condition for safety after demolition project.


Potential demolition contractors having the skill, capabilities and bonding necessary to perform the described project are invited to respond to this notice via email  or mail. 

The following requests are designed to apprise the US Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, of any prospective marine demolition contractors' project execution capabilities. The submission is limited to 5 pages (not including brochures)

Please provide your response to the following questions:  

1) Offeror's name, addresses, point of contact, phone number, and e-mail address.

2) Offeror's capability to perform a marine demolition project of this magnitude and complexity within the past 5 years in the state of California via provision of references

    a.) brief description of the project, customer name and phone numbers, timeliness of performance, customer satisfaction, and dollar value of the project
     b.) please provide us with 2-3 comparable projects and at least 3 references.

3) Offeror's business size:

• Small Business,
• HUBZone,
• Service Disabled Veteran Owned
• 8(a)
• Large Business

4) Offeror's Bonding Capability

The Capabilities Statement for this RFI should be succinct statements regarding the company's ability to demonstrate existing-or-developed expertise and experience in relation to the areas specified herein. Any commercial brochures or currently existing marketing material may also be submitted with the Capabilities Statement. Submission of Capabilities Statement is not a prerequisite to any potential future offerings, but participation will assist the Corps of Engineers in tailoring requirements to be consistent with industry capabilities.

All interested contractors should notify this office in writing by email or mail by 11:00 AM Pacific Time on April 25, 2011. Submit response and information to:

Ms. Fan-Wa Wong,,
1455 Market Street Suite 1741D
San Francisco, CA
Tel: 415-503-6949

Please label your email response as follows:
Subject: Response to "sources sought" market research for the removal of Pier 36, San Francisco, CA.

Contracting Office Address:
US Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, ATTN: CESPN-CT, 1455 Market Street, Suite 1741D, San Francisco, CA 94103

Place of Performance:
Pier 36, San Francisco, CA 94103 US

Point of Contact(s):
Fan-Wa Wong, (415) 503-6949


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1455 MARKET ST., 17TH FL
San Francisco, California 94103-1398
United States
Pier 36
San Francisco, California
United States
Fan-Wa Wong
Phone: 4155036949