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Solicitation Number: W912ER13R0016
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location: USACE Middle East District
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) Middle East District intends to solicit a Request for Proposal (RFP) W912ER-13-R-0016 to construction firms or Joint Ventures (JV) experienced in working in the Middle East region who are interested in submitting a proposal for the Design and Build of a Tactical Command and Operations Center (TCOC) compound at the Jinnah International Airport (JIAP), Karachi, Pakistan.

This compound will provide the Pakistan Customs Drug Enforcement Cell a nerve center for exchanging information concerning smuggling activities. It will support the officers, staff, and equipment of the Pakistan Customs Drug Enforcement Cell and Rummaging and Patrolling Sections. The project will enable coordinated quick-response to constantly evolving narcotics and contraband smuggling tactics.

The contractor shall comply with all country agreements. All facility design and construction shall comply with local building codes.

PROJECT SCOPE: This project includes the design build construction of a new two story Tactical Command and Operations Center (TCOC) consisting of a main block and a cell/interrogation building placed separately within the same compound having an approximate area of 7,000 Square Feet (SF) (with a paved courtyard in the center) and a 900 SF building, respectively. Supporting work includes provisions for a new perimeter wall, two gates in the new perimeter wall with barrier security facilities, guard shacks for access to the main external highway, and removal of existing wall and gate. Paving, landscaping, shifting of existing generator and its fuel tank and connection to existing utilities are included.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The contractor must be licensed to conduct business in the country of Pakistan. (See required surety and registration)

TYPE OF CONTRACT AND NAICS: This RFP will be for a construction design build Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract. The North American Industrial Classification System Code (NAICS) for this effort is 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction.

TYPE OF SET-ASIDE: This acquisition will be UNRESTRICTED, Full and Open, Best Value Competition, No Set-Aside.

CONTRACTING PROCESS: This is a design build acquisition. Proposals will be evaluated and awarded based upon the best value procurement method in accordance with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) Part 15. The Best Value, Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) will be used to evaluate all proposals. The evaluation criteria will be conveyed within the RFP. One or more of the items in the project scope may appear in the solicitation as an option item. The contract will be awarded on a firm-fixed price basis only.

PROPOSAL/PREFORMANCE PERIOD: The tentative date for issuance of RFP# W912ER-13-R-0016 is April 01, 2013. The tentative date for receipt of proposals is May 01, 2013. The performance period will be 365 days from issuance of Notice to Proceed (NTP).

CONSTRUCTION MAGNITUDE: The magnitude of this construction project is between $1,500,000 and $2,000,000.

REQUIRED SURETY/COUNTRY REGISTRATION: Performance and Payment Bonds are required and must be sufficient to cover 60% of the stated estimated annual maximum contract value. All costs associated with bonding shall be included in the coefficient.

All of the work will be performed outside the United States. All firms must be capable of being registered to work in the country of Pakistan, in accordance with all Karachi, Pakistan laws and regulations. Firms must be able to attain a commercial business license for construction with the ministry of business and trade.

SITE VISIT: Information for a site visit will be provided in the Solicitation/RFP announcement.

Offerors must have and must maintain an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at to be eligible for a Government contract award. If the Offeror is a Joint Venture (JV), the JV entity must have valid SAM registration in the SAM database representing the JV as one business/firm/entity. If at the time of award an Offeror is not actively and successfully registered in the SAM data base, the Government reserves the right to award to the next prospective Offeror.

Register to receive notifications and subscribe to the mailing list for specific solicitations, offerors should visit the Federal Business Opportunity (FedBizOpps) located at or utilize the Vendor Notification Service in the Army Single Face to Industry (ASFI) Acquisition Business Web Site at
FILES PERTAINING TO THE SOLICITATION WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH SAFE ACCESS FILE EXCHANGE. Registered offerors will receive an email notification with the subject: AMRDEC Safe Access File Exchange Delivery Notice. The notification will include a description of the file, a link to the file, and a password to retrieve the file. The file will only be available for 14 days and the password is a ONE-TIME USE ONLY during the 14 day period.


PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS: This is an electronically issued solicitation. The Government will post the RFP to the AMRDEC site and be password protected. Proposals will be received in hard/paper copies only, including Compact Disks (CDs) containing all proposal contents. Electronic and fax proposals will not be accepted.

NOTE: The solicitation will not be provided to plan rooms, subcontractors, suppliers or vendors.

POINT-OF-CONTACTS/ADDRESSES: Cover letters and extraneous materials (brochures, etc.) will not be considered. Questions concerning submissions should be directed to Kenneth Baker, Contract Specialist at and Daniel Hanas, Contracting Officer at

Contracting Office Address: USACE Middle East District, P.O. Box 2250, Winchester, VA 22604-1450

Place of Performance: USACE Middle East District, P.O. Box 2250, Winchester VA 22604-1450

Point of Contact(s): Kenneth Baker, 540-665-3783
USACE Middle East District, P.O. Box 2250, Winchester, VA 22604-1450
USACE Middle East District P.O. Box 2250, Winchester VA
Kenneth G. Baker, 540-665-3783

USACE Middle East District