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This opportunity is a Recovery and Reinvestment Act action
Solicitation Number: SB1341-10-RP-0099
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Location: Acquisition Management Division
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October 1, 2010
CLINS 0001 through 0013
Therrien Waddell
100 Lakeforest Boulevard, Suite 600
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
United States
Added: Jul 20, 2010 6:17 pm
RECOVERY: This requirement is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The requirement is for the construction of a Net Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) which will be used to demonstrate the viability of the Net Zero Energy concept for a residential structure. The NZERTF will generate as much energy on an annual basis as it consumes when operated in a manner that mimics a residence occupied by a family of four.

This requirement is being re-solicited under this solicitation number SB1341-10-RP-0099.  The original solicitation no. was SB1341-10-RP-0058, which was cancelled due to lack of receipt of reasonably priced offers.  The specifications and drawings have not been changed from the original solicitation.  Major revisions to the solicitation will be identified in an attachment to the solicitation.  The solicitation will be released on or about August 3, 2010.

THIS PROCUREMENT IS 100% SET ASIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES. The standard classification NAICS code is 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction. With a small business size standard of $33.5 million.

The period of performance (including the options) is 15 months from issuance of the Notice-to-Proceed. Detailed specifications and drawings will be issued with the solicitation. The magnitude of construction for the entire project is between $1M and $5M.

Minority Businesses that seek assistance with bonding should contact MBDA - Minority Business Development Agency at Other Small Businesses should contact their Small Business Representative at the Small Business Administration.

The Government intends to award a firm-fixed-price contract. Contract award will be made based on a trade-off evaluation.

The solicitation, solicitation amendments, and all questions and answers related to this procurement will be made available via the Internet at The solicitation will only be available via the Internet at the above web site. Potential offerors are responsible for accessing the web site. Interested parties must respond to the solicitation in order to be considered for award of any resultant contract. Telephone requests will not be honored and no bidders list will be maintained. Potential offerors are required to direct all questions via e-mail to

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NOTE:  Potential offerors are requested to pay careful attention to Attachment #A002 - 12 Additional Items Incorporated Into Solicitation (Revised) as this attachment notes all changes and clarifications from the original solicitation to this revised solicitation.

The magnitude of construction is a dollar range so the potential offerors have a general idea of the range of the total price of the potential contract costs. This statement is a requirement of Section 36.204 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). The categories available in accordance with FAR are (a) less than $25,000, (b)between $25,000 and $100,000, (c) between $100,000 and $250,000, (d) between $250,000 and $500,000, (e) between $500,000 and $1,000,000, (f) between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000, (g) between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000 and (h) over $10,000,000.

The magnitude of construction noted for this project, between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000, should not be interpreted as $5,000,000 is available for this project. It is used merely to indicate which category within the FAR Section 36.204 this solicitation resides.

Added: Aug 24, 2010 1:01 am
Incorporate Amendment A003 and its corresponding attachments.
Added: Aug 30, 2010 4:58 pm
Incorporate Amendment #A004 and its corresponding attachment.
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Solicitation 1

Posted Date:
August 3, 2010
Description: solicitation
Description: Attachment #1 - Part 1 Specifications
Description: Attachment #2 - Part 1 Drawings.
Description: Attachment #3 - Part 2 Specifications
Description: Attachment #4 - Part 2 Drawings
Description: Attachment #5 - NIST LEED Homes Checklist
Description: Attachment #7 - Guidelines for Contractors
Description: Attachment #8 - building_montgomery_cnty_MD20100056_5_7_10.
Description: Attachment #9 - Safety Instructions
Description: Attachment #10 - Sign-in Sheets
Description: Attachment #11 - NetZero site visit presentation
Description: Attachment #12 - Additional Items Incorporated Into Solicitation
Description: Attachment #13 - Questions & Responses

Solicitation 2

Posted Date:
August 3, 2010
Description: Attachment #6 - NetZero Sign Layout

Amendment 1

Posted Date:
August 3, 2010
Description: Amendment No. A001

Amendment 2

Posted Date:
August 12, 2010
Description: Amendment #A002
Description: Attachment #A002 - 1 - Site Visit Sign In Sheet _ 8_10
Description: Attachment #A002 - 2 - Site Visit Handout_8_10
Description: Attachment #A002 - 3 - Revised Drawings
Description: Attachment #A002 - 4 - Revised Specs
Description: Attachment #A002 - 12 - Additional Items Incorporated Into Solicitation (Revised)
Description: Attachment #A002 - 13 - Questions & Responses (Revised)

Amendment 3

Posted Date:
August 24, 2010
Amendment A003.doc (139.00 Kb)
Description: Amendment A003
Description: Attachment A003 - 1 - Questions__Responses
Description: Attachment A003 - 2 Site Visit Questions and Responses
Description: Attachment A003 - 3 - 09120136-1 Geotech. Report_FINAL_REVISED_1
Description: Attachment A003 - 4 - 2010_04_27 09120136-2 Geothermal Report
Description: Attachment A003 - 5 - Drawing Changes Zip File

Amendment 4

Posted Date:
August 30, 2010
Amendment A004.doc (104.50 Kb)
Description: Amendment #A004
Description: Attachment #A004 - 1 Questions (#67-105)_n_ Responses
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