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Design/Build for the historic Center Building, Phase 2 for the Consolidation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the St. Elizabeths West Campus, SE, Wash., DC

Solicitation Number: GS-11P-14-MM-C-0011
Agency: General Services Administration
Office: Public Buildings Service (PBS)
Location: Property Development Division (WPC)
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The General Services Administration (GSA) hereby notifies of the intent to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) in a negotiated procurement for the Design/Build contract for the historic Center Building as part of Phase 2 for the Consolidation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the St. Elizabeths Hospital site in Anacostia, DC. The scope will include design/build efforts from approximately 30% bridging documents and construction management for the Center Building.

The St Elizabeths site is approximately 176 acres and is a National Historic Landmark (NHL) site containing primarily office space and parking structures with some special buildings for conferences and food service. The site, located one mile east of DC on Martin Luther King Boulevard, is the former St. Elizabeths Hospital site in Anacostia, Washington, DC.  Three phases are planned in total, with a phasing summary as follows: Phase 1 - new construction for the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (USCG) (1,179,500 gsf) [awarded September 2009] Adaptive reuse of historic buildings for DHS at 179,250 gsf; Phase 2 - The Center Building for DHS, Central Utility Plant and DHS Operations Center, a mix of new construction and adaptive reuse projects along with FEMA Headquarters at 1.7 million gsf and Phase 3 - a combination adaptive reuse and new construction for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and DHS (1,398,150 gsf). 

The contractor must provide all design from the bridging documents, management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided) and must plan, schedule, coordinate and assure effective performance of all construction to meet GSA and client agency requirements. The contractor will perform the design and construction in accordance with the design specifications, bridging documents and terms and conditions of the contract.  The estimated construction cost range is between $100 - 130 million.  The Construction Performance Period shall not exceed 20 months.  Competitive formal source selection procedures will be used in accordance with FAR 15.3.  The contract will be Firm Fixed Price.  The "Best Value Continuum, Tradeoff Process" is the method that will be used to evaluate price and other factors specified in the solicitation, with the goal being to select the proposal that offers the best value to the Government in terms of performance, quality and pricing.  The objective is to select the proposal that offers the most for the money, without necessarily basing selection on the lowest price.  The Technical Evaluation Factors are:  

1.  EXPERIENCE. The offeror must demonstrate its past organizational experience as a Design/Build (DB) Contractor responsible for the design and construction management of at least two (2) similar projects, within the past ten (10) years, which is comparable in nature, type, and complexity to the project in this solicitation.

2.  PAST PERFORMANCE. This factor considers the extent of the Offeror's past performance with reference to such aspects as costs, timeliness, and technical success as part of the consideration.  

3.  KEY PERSONNEL. This factor considers the qualifications of the key personnel proposed by the offeror to execute the contract requirements for the positions proposed. 

4.  MANAGEMENT PLAN This factor considers the coordination and plan of action proposed by the offeror to execute the contract requirements fro a successful project.

5.  SUBCONTRACTING PLAN This factor considers the participation of minority contractors and the management of the subcontractors involved in the project.

The Contractor (if not a small business concern), shall be required to present an acceptable small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone small business, small disadvantaged business, and woman-owned small business Subcontracting Plan in accordance with Public Law 95-507 as part of its proposal.

The General Services Administration will only make this RFP available electronically at GSA intends to upload the RFP at this site on or about May 7, 2014. This site provides instructions for downloading the RFP. In accordance with the requirements of the RFP, all proposals shall be submitted at least 30 calendar days from posting of RFP, as determined by RFP documents. Address for receipt of Proposals shall be stated in the RFP. All inquiries must be in writing, preferable via email to the persons specified in the solicitation. All answers will be provided in writing and will be available on the aforementioned FBO posting. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 236220 and the Size Standard is $33.5 million.

All qualified responsible firms are encouraged to participate in this procurement. Small, veteran-owned small, service-disabled veteran-owned small, HUBZone small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small businesses are encouraged to participate as prime contractors, or as members of joint ventures with other small businesses. All responsible sources may submit a proposal package, which will be considered by the agency.

Interested firms must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). Firms can register via the Internet site at or by contacting the SAM Service Desk at Interested firms are required to submit their representations and certifications through the SAM website.

The solicitation and associated information will be available from the FBO site mentioned above. No telephone requests will be accepted. This solicitation is not a sealed bid and there will not be a formal public bid opening. All inquiries must be in writing, preferable via email to the persons specified in the solicitation. All answers will be provided in writing and will be available on the aforementioned FBO posting.

Offerors will not be reimbursed for proposal submittal expenses.


DISCLAIMER: The official solicitation package and technical specifications will be located on the official government web page and the Government is not liable for information furnished by any other source. Amendments, if/when issued will be posted to the FBO site for electronic downloading. This will normally be the only method of distributing amendments prior to closing; therefore, it is the offeror's responsibility to check the website periodically for any amendments to the solicitation. Websites are occasionally inaccessible due to various reasons. The Government is not responsible for any loss of Internet connectivity or for an offeror's inability to access the documents posted on the referenced web pages. The Government will not issue paper copies.

7th and D Streets, S.W., Room 2002
Washington, District of Columbia 20407
2701 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE

Washington, District of Columbia 20032
United States
Bonnie E Echoles,
Contracting Officer
Phone: (202) 561-7821
Annabelle B. Contee,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 202-561-7848