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East Baton Rouge Parish Watershed Flood Risk Management Project

General Information

Document Type:SRCSGT
Posted Date:Dec 11, 2019
Category: Construction of Structures and Facilities
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address



THIS NOTICE IS FOR SOURCES SOUGHT ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FORPROPOSAL OR INVITATION FOR BID. SOLICITATION, SPECIFICATIONS ANDDRAWINGS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. The NAICS code for this proposed acquisition is237990. The project number for this announcement is W912P820SS0001.The Document Type: Sources Sought NoticePosted Date: 11 December 2019Response Date: 07 January 2020 Classification Code: Y -- Construction of structures and facilitiesNAICS Code: 237990 -- Other Heavy and Civil Engineering ConstructionSources Sought for flood damage risk reduction and drainage improvement by modifying portions of the following watersheds in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA:Blackwater Bayou and its main tributary;Beaver Bayou;Jones Creek and tributaries;Ward Creek and tributaries;Bayou Fountain. The work shall generally consist of channel enlargement and improvement, including earthen channel enlargement and bank grading, and bank stabilization, within specified channels. Channel enlargement and improvement may include concrete channel lining or other channel bank stabilization methods including the use of Articulated Concrete Block (ACB’s) or installing synthetic high performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM) for erosion protection within the specified project area. Channel enlargement and bank grading will include disposal of excess earthen material and vegetative debris removed from the specified work area. Additional work may include development of retention/detention ponds adjacent to the project channels. This will include excavation and disposal of earthen material and vegetative debris. The number of contracts is unknown at this time and will depend on industry response to this request. It is expected that multiple task orders for each watershed will be issued to complete the work. The estimated value of each task order is expected to be between $10M and $50M. The Government will use responses to this Sources Sought notice to make appropriate acquisition decisions regarding the type of procurement to be used to obtain construction services for completing the work within the area described above. Previous information indicates that there are numerous small businesses that can perform this work. This sources sought notice intends to validate that fact. The US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, solicits a capability statement from all qualified companies. Construction is anticipated to take place primarily within East Baton Rouge Parish. Generally the construction sequence will be as follows:Channel Enlargement and ImprovementsClear and remove all vegetative and other debris within the limits of work identified for channel enlargement and improvement and dispose of such debris by removing and hauling to the East Baton Rouge Parish solid waste facility. It is anticipated that the contactor will be provided with staging areas for the work, where debris may be temporarily stored prior to being transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish solid waste facility. Other debris may include, but is not limited to, trash, appliances, lumber, shopping carts, tires, etc. Debris that is deemed hazardous, toxic, or radioactive waste (HTRW) will need to be properly disposed.Clear and grub the channel banks, dispose of vegetation and excess soil, and excavate the channel to the lines and grades provided by the Government.Prepare channel banks to receive concrete paving, erect concrete forms, provide concrete reinforcement as specified, provide expansion joints, and tie-ins as specified.As an alternative to concrete channel paving, Articulated Concrete Block (ACB) and High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) may be used for erosion protection along some or all of the channel enlargement and improvement sections of work. The contractor will be responsible for anchoring the HPTRM to the subgrade using anchor devices in accordance with the contract documentsIn areas where concrete lining, ACBs or HPTRM is specified, the contractor will be required to place the material in the dry and be responsible for providing de-watering of the construction area and for storm water management during the duration of construction by various means, including, but not limited to the use of temporary dams and temporary pumping. Should a storm event impact the work, the contractor shall be responsible for de-watering the work area and any clean-up or restoration after the storm event, including removal and disposal of any debris that may be washed into the work area by such storm water. The channels included in the project are functioning waterways required for removing storm water from the watershed. The contractor shall be responsible for maintaining the functionality of the channel during construction as to not induce flooding in the watershed. Access and staging areas will be limited in some areas. Ingress and egress will be as specified by the Government. The contractor will be require to work around bridges and other obstructions along the bank and within the channel. Any privately owned structures along the bank shall not be disturbed. Development of retention/detention ponds adjacent to the project channels may be required. This will include excavation to specified dimensions and disposal of earthen material and vegetative debris.All interested companies capable of performing the project features as described are invited to submit a Capability Statement to the US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District. All types of businesses, large and small, are encouraged to respond to this notice. The Sources Sought Information Request Form included with this notice is the preferred method for providing the requested information. Pages can be added as necessary however the total submission is limited to ten (10) 8.5 x 11 pages and a minimum font size of 10. A summary of the requested information follows:1) Company information including firm name, address, Point of Contact, telephone number/s, email address, CAGE code, Unique Entity Identifier, and proof of an active SAM registry. 2) Identification of the company’s size status (large business or small business). If small business, submit proper certification (socioeconomic status, such as 8a, HubZone, Woman Owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned). NAICS Code business size standard is not to exceed $36,500,000 each. 3) Letter from bonding agency indicating your performance and payment bond capacity.4) Past project examples with heavy civil construction concrete lining of channels and installation of ACB’s and HPTRM.5) A descriptive statement of the company’s capacity to perform this work in East Baton Rouge Parish, to include the percentage of work to be self-performed.IMPORTANT: At this point, the Government anticipates soliciting and awarding a Multiple Award Task Order (MATOC) type Construction Contract for the required effort. It is contemplated that fifteen (15) to twenty (20) task orders for individual channel reaches may be issued for this project. Responses must be limited to no more than 10 pages. Submission of a Capabilities Statement is not a prerequisite to any potential future offerings, but participation will assist the Corps in tailoring requirements to be consistent with industry capabilities. This sources sought notice is for information and planning purposes only and is neither to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents WILL NOT be notified of the results of the evaluation. Statements that do not meet all requirements or submitted within the allotted time will not be considered. Electronic submissions will be accepted.The responses to this SOURCES SOUGHT notice may be e-mailed to Rachel.A.Woods@usace.army.mil.Responses must be received no later than 10:00 A.M. Central Time Zone, 07 January 2020.

Original Point of Contact

POC Rachel A. Woods, Charles R. Zammit

Place of Performance

5000, LA, USA
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