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RECOVERY Construction of new U.S. District Courthouse, Billings, Montana

This opportunity is a Recovery and Reinvestment Act action
Solicitation Number: GS-08P-09-JFC-0009
Agency: General Services Administration
Office: Public Buildings Service (PBS)
Location: Rocky Mountain Region, Mtn Plains Svs Ctr (8PSM)
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RECOVERY:  The General Services Administration (GSA) announces an opportunity for Design and Construction Excellence in Public Buildings, GSA will be using funds from the FY 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for this project.

Project Summary: GSA announces an opportunity for Design and Construction Excellence in public architecture, engineering and construction through a Design-Build contract.  The project shall include the performance of architectural/engineering services based on an approved concept during the Request for Proposal stage of the acquisition process and in accordance with GSA quality standards and requirements for a New U.S. Courthouse in Billings, Montana.  The Courthouse will include Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (U.S. District Court); Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts (Clerk, U.S. District Court); Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (District Judge Chambers/Courtrooms); Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (Magistrate Judge Chambers/Courtrooms); U.S. Marshals Service, Executive Office of the U.S. Attorneys, and 40 reserved, controlled-access parking spaces, encompassing approximately 146,700 gross square feet. As required by law, the facility will meet federal energy goals and all federal accessibility requirements and standards. The project goal will meet LEED-Silver rating requirements.

The New U.S. Courthouse in Billings, MT will be located on a proposed site encompassing 2 acres within the central business district between 2nd Avenue N, the alley between N 26th Street and N 27th Street, 3rd Avenue N and the alley between N25th Street and N 26th Street.

Prospective Offerors' experience must include, but is not limited to, work performed for the U.S. Courts system, U.S. Marshals, or U.S. Attorneys or projects of similar complexity.

The estimated cost for the design-build delivery of the U.S. Courthouse in Billings and related infrastructure upgrades is between $50,000,000 and $60,000,000.

The U.S. Courthouse in Billings is expected to be approximately 146,700 gross square feet (GSF). The project is designed to comply with a Certification Level according to the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), Silver Level Rating System.  The GSA is the lead agency for the delivery of this facility.

The design-build scope of work includes architectural, engineering, construction, security, commissioning and other related services necessary to construct the new U.S. Courthouse, related services include but are not limited to, site planning and infrastructure, geotechnical evaluation and monitoring, permitting, testing and inspection during construction, commissioning and potential additional requirements.

Procurement Strategy: GSA intends to award a firm-fixed price Design-Build Contract based on the approved design documents for the new U.S. Courthouse, Billings, MT, based upon an approved design concept during the acquisition process for this procurement pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Two-Phase Design-Build Selection Procedures, FAR Subpart 36.3, Source Selection Procedures, FAR subpart 15.3 and the GSA Design Excellence Program. For this contract award process, GSA will issue two Solicitations in sequence: 1) Phase One, and 2) Phase Two. The Phase One procedure (which is analogous to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is designed to select a "short list" of the most highly qualified Offerors who will be requested to submit Phase Two proposals (the short list will be published in FedBizOpps). All responsible sources may submit a Phase One Proposal. 
The contracting officer may limit the number of proposals in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated proposals.  The most highly rated Offerors will be selected to participate in Phase Two (analogous to Request for Proposals (RFP)).

In Phase One, the Government shall identify the evaluation factors other than cost or price that will serve as the basis for the determination of the most highly qualified Offerors. Interested Offerors will be required to submit their responses to the RFQ by the due date established in the RFQ. The Government will evaluate all the responses to the RFQ in accordance with the criteria in the RFQ, and advise each Offeror in writing whether it will be invited to participate in the Phase Two process. Offerors that do not submit a timely RFQ response in Phase One will not be allowed to participate in the remaining phase of the procurement.

In Phase Two, the Government will issue the RFP to the most highly qualified Offerors from Phase One and request that they submit Phase Two proposals. Phase Two of the solicitation shall be prepared in accordance with FAR Part 15 and include Phase Two evaluation factors, developed in accordance with FAR 15.304. Phase Two of the solicitation shall require submission of technical and price proposals, which shall be evaluated separately in accordance with FAR Part 15. The Government will reserve the right to make an award upon the basis of the initial Phase One and Phase Two offers without discussions.

The RFQ will be issued electronically on or about 06/15/2009 on the internet at:

Opportunities for other than Large Businesses: This procurement will be open to large and small business firms. Any qualified responsible firm, including small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran owned small business, HUBZone small business, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business is encouraged to participate as a prime contractor or as a member of a joint venture with other small businesses, or as a subcontractor Pursuant to Section 8(d) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(d), FAR subpart 19.702 and FAR subpart 19.12.  An Offeror that is not a small business concern, offering to perform a contract that has subcontracting possibilities, must submit a Subcontracting Plan that is acceptable to the Contracting Officer which provides subcontracting opportunities to small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, and woman-owned small businesses to the maximum extent practicable. In this procurement, GSA intends to promote contractors' and subcontractors' use of registered Apprenticeship Programs.

This project will be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for 2009. THERE IS REASONABLE CERTAINTY FUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE. All reporting requirements from the Contractor are mandated per the Act. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PRICE OR TECHNICAL PROPOSALS.

P.O. Box 25546
Denver, Colorado 80225
Billings, Montana 59101
United States
Leatrice K Thompson,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 303-236-8000ext5224
Fax: 303-236-1774