Design-Build Contract for Laboratory Renovations associated with the Reproductive Toxicology Division’s Relocation to the RTP Campus (SOL-CI-11-00080)
Posted Date: October 26, 2011
Response Date: November 7, 2011
Archiving Policy: Automatic, on specified date
Archive Date: December 7, 2011
Original Set Aside: N/A
Set Aside: N/A
Classification Code: Y -- Construction of structures and facilities
NAICS Code: 236 -- Construction of Buildings/236220 -- Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Added: Oct 26, 2011 2:01 pm
This is a Sources Sought Notice and is for market research purposes only. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR
PROPOSAL, QUOTATION OR BID. NO SOLICITATION IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting market research to determine if there are a
reasonable number of interested small business concerns with the knowledge, skills and capability to perform the work described below. The proposed project will be performed at EPA?s Research and Administration Facility in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. It is expected that the project will be accomplished under an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), design-build contract which will include renovations of approximately 108 laboratory modules and 8 office modules (including fume hoods and laboratory casework). A single IDIQ, design-build, fixed-price task order contract is expected to be awarded using FAR Part 15 procedures. It is anticipated that the solicitation and resulting contract will specify a minimum order amount of $1,000,000, a maximum order amount of $20,000,000, and a maximum 5-year period for issuance of task orders.
Responses to this sources sought announcement are to be sent via email to Scott Tharp, Contracting Officer, at
firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 2:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, November 7, 2011.
Y--IDIQ - Design-Build for Laboratory Renovations at U.S. EPA RTP
Solicitation Number: SOL-CI-11-00080
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Office: Office of Acquisition Management
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Currently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leases laboratory space, the Reproductive Toxicology
Facility (RTF), in Durham, North Carolina, to house the EPA Reproductive Toxicology Division (RTD). Prior to the
expiration of the RTF lease on November 30, 2014, EPA intends to relocate approximately 107 RTF personnel to
EPA's main campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
EPA's Research and Administration Facility has more than 500 laboratory modules spread across five laboratory
wings: A, B, D, E and High Bay. Exhaust and supply air for individual lab modules are controlled by a building
automation system (BAS) coupled with variable air volume (VAV) controls that modulate flow to provide occupied and unoccupied operating modes. Wings A, B, D and E are five-story buildings with modular labs and offices located on two sides of a central service corridor. Wing A has labs on the west side and a vivarium on the east side. The High Bay is a two-story building with a combination of modular labs and offices. Exhaust for fume hoods, bio-safety cabinets and general exhaust grilles are provided by 26 main exhaust fans and miscellaneous special exhaust fans. One hundred percent outside air is supplied to the buildings by 29 air handling units. In advance of the RTD relocation, numerous laboratory and office modules at the main campus must be remodeled and/or completely outfitted with fume hoods, increased electrical capacity and gas distribution, adjusted HVAC, and installed laboratory casework to accommodate the RTD?s research activities.
This holistic and laboratory specific, complex, multi-year project consists of a series of lab renovations followed by lab equipment installation and personnel relocations, all of which are to be accomplished with minimum
interruption to the existing research functions at the RTP facility. It requires extensive, detail-oriented coordination efforts among three independent entities of the project: (1) the design-build contractor; (2) the transition team responsible for move services; and (3) EPA day-to-day operations. The renovation work will range from minor laboratory modifications to the complete retrofit of office space into laboratory space. The required work will vary for each module and may include removal, re-use and/or replacement of existing fume hoods, bio-safety cabinets, casework, laboratory gas tanks and racks, safety showers, laboratory plumbing, associated laboratory equipment, and free-standing (non-systems) office furniture.
Other Pertinent Information:
The associated NAICS code for this project is 236220, Commercial and Institutional Building. The size standard
associated with NAICS 236220 is $33.5 Million, which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be
considered a "small business" if their average annual gross receipts does not exceed $33.5 Million for the past
All interested, capable, and qualified Small Businesses, including certified HUBZONE, 8(a), Service- Disabled
Veteran-Owned, or Women-Owned Businesses are encouraged to reply to this market survey request by
submitting a narrative demonstrating their experience in design-build construction projects of similar nature as
described above. NARRATIVES SHALL BE NO LONGER THAN FIVE (5) TOTAL PAGES. Please only include a
narrative for the requested information; additional information will not be reviewed.
Please include the following information in your response/narrative: (1) Company name, address, and point of
contact information; (2) Identification and verification of the company's small business status; (3) Descriptions of
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Previous Experience ? within the past three years ? on projects considered similar in scope, magnitude, and
complexity to the proposed EPA project, including architectural, engineering, and construction services for
renovation of a large laboratory facility. Please include dates of work, references, project costs, and complexity of the projects; (4) The level of performance and payment bonding capacity that the company could attain for the proposed project; (5) A statement of the portion of the work that will be self-performed on this project, and how it will be accomplished.
This market survey is to determine whether or not this project should be set aside for small business or a small
business subcategory based on the responses received. If you have any questions, please contact Scott Tharp, Contracting Officer, at email@example.com. This is NOT a Request for Proposal and does not constitute any commitment by the Government. Responses to this sources sought notice will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. All interested sources must respond to future solicitation announcements separately from responses to this market survey.
Contracting Office Address:
CPODUS Environmental Protection Agency26 West Martin Luther King DriveMail Code:
Place of Performance:
OARM-RTP-FMSDUS Environmental Protection Agency109 TW Alexander DriveResearch Triangle
Point of Contact(s):
Oct 26, 2011
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