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Design Build Additional Housing for the US Consulate in Karachi Pakistan

Solicitation Number: SAQMMA13R0423
Agency: Department of State
Office: Office of Acquisitions
Location: Acquisition Management
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Added: Jul 02, 2013 1:54 pm
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (DOS), Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) is seeking high quality firms experienced in complex Design/Build construction projects for the design and construction of additional permanent housing in Karachi, Pakistan. The project will consist of the design and construction of housing and support facilities in support of the U.S. Diplomatic mission. This project will be is being solicited as a full and open competition.


1. Project Description ( Facility and Personnel Security Clearances NOT Required)

SAQMMA-13-R0423, Karachi, Pakistan, Additional Permanent Housing

The new housing will be constructed on the existing New Consulate Compound (NCC) which opened in 2011. Anticipated work and approximate sizes (in area) includes: 38 Apartments, 8060 gsm; 10 TDY units, 549 gsm; a Community Center, 965 gsm; Outdoor Recreational Area, 1421 gsm; and other site work including site utilities, landscaping and surface parking. The site is approximately 20.7acres with existing structures which will remain throughout the course of construction.


Approximate design-build cost: $35 - 46 million


2. Project Solicitation

The project solicitation will be available on the Department of State ProjNet System on or about August 5, 2013.


High Quality Firms with the proven capabilities and past performance that wish to participate in this solicitation shall submit a letter of interest in writing to Patrick Reilly AND Donna Neal by email: ReillyPA@state.gov  AND NealDK@state.gov . The letter of interest shall include the following information


Project Name
Company Name
Company Address
Company DUNS Number
Company Telephone Number
Company FAX Number
Contact Person Name
Contact Person E-Mail Address
Contact Person Telephone Number


Eligible firms will be provided key codes and a link to the Projnet (www.projnet.net ) Plan Room and Bidder Inquiry be used to access the respective Unclassified and SBU solicitation information.


The Solicitation will include a statement of work, standards, and criteria for the project that set out the project scope, design requirements, design process, design documentation, design expertise, construction process, post-construction activities, reference drawings and specifications, codes and standards, and security requirements.

The selected D/B Contractor's Architect/Engineer will be the "Designer of Record" and responsible for completing the construction drawings and specifications in accordance with the solicitation documentation provided. The contract will be "firm fixed-price." Construction services will include providing construction labor and materials to execute the OBO-accepted design; on-site organization with management to ensure overall project coordination; and overall control throughout the life of the project. Required services include preparation of construction documents, quality control plans, safety plans, project schedules, cost estimates, and project close-out activities.


The types of design services to be provided may include: architecture; civil, structural, geo-technical, seismic, blast, mechanical, electrical, telecommunication, and fire protection engineering; space planning, interior design, and signage; physical and technical security; vertical transportation; lighting design; landscape design; design and construction scheduling; cost estimating; value engineering; and administrative coordination of the various disciplines involved. Additionally, the successful offeror may be required to have an approved local design consultant.


The RFP will require the D/B contractor to complete all design and engineering documents based on the project specific design direction that will be provided in the RFP design requirements. The Government will provide bridging level design documents that will include, at a minimum, a site utilization plan; building massing and exterior elevations; space and requirements standards, organizational relationships, space requirements program; building utilities and infrastructure design; and supporting narratives, where applicable.


The RFP will require offerors to address the following criteria in the proposal to provide design and construction services: management of a large complex project; schedule management; logistics management to include site and transportation security; safety; and adherence to integrated design and design quality, life-cycle cost management, maximized LEED ratings for sustainability, and reduced maintenance and operating costs.


Section 11 of the Foreign Service Buildings Act of 1926, as amended, (22 U.S.C. 302), known as the "Percy Amendment," applies to the projects described in this announcement. The act provides a 10% price preference to U.S. firms on any Department of State contract when the project is estimated to exceed $5,000,000." The Percy Amendment also requires exclusion of firms from countries that exclude U.S. firms from their diplomatic construction projects. The requirements of the Act will be applied to all proposals received. Offeror will be required to complete and submit as part of its offer the "Percy Amendment Certification Form." (The form is attached to this FEDBIZOPPS announcement and may be obtained from the DOS Contract Specialist listed at the end of this notice.) If a joint venture is formed, the company having 51 percent or greater interest in the JV must be the one completing the form. Sufficient information should be provided in the Certifications and attachments thereto to determine Offeror status under the Percy Amendment, but the Department reserves the right to consider other information in the prequalification submission or to obtain clarifications or additional information from the Offeror.


To demonstrate performance of similar construction work for Percy Amendment purposes, offerors will need to provide information demonstrating that it has successfully completed in the United States or at a U.S. diplomatic or consular mission a construction contract or subcontract involving work of the same general type and complexity as the solicited project and having a contract or subcontract value of at least 35% of the low-end estimated value of the solicited project.



A site visit is planned for on or about August 19, 2013.

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Percy Amendment Certification Form

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Percy Amendment Certification Form
Posted Date:
July 2, 2013
Description: Percy Amendment Certification Form

Pre-Solicitation Notice

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Pre-Solicitation Notice
Posted Date:
July 2, 2013
Description: Pre-Solicitation Notice Karachi Housing Design Build Project

US Flag Carrier Shipment Requirement

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
US Flag Carrier Shipment Requirement
Posted Date:
July 2, 2013
Description: US Flag Carrier Shipment Requirement

Public Release of Information Letter

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Public Release of Information Letter
Posted Date:
July 2, 2013
Description: Public Release of Information Letter
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1735 N. Lynn St.
Arlington, Virginia 22209
United States
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Karachi, Pakistan

Pakistan
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Patrick A, Reilly
Phone: 703-875-6033
Fax: 703-875-6699
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Donna U. Neal,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 7038756277
Fax: 7038756292