Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Architectural Engineering Services for the Study & Design of a Project Titled Construct Replacement Building 4220

By SpaceRef Editor
March 24, 2009
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Synopsis – Mar 20, 2009

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General Information

Solicitation Number: AE1-09
Posted Date: Mar 20, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 20, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Apr 20, 2009
Current Response Date: Apr 20, 2009
Classification Code: C — Architect and engineering services
NAICS Code: 541330 – Engineering Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Procurement Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812


NASA/MSFC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for A&E Study and Design of a Project Titled, “Construct Replacement Building 4220.”

The Architect/Engineering (A/E) services to be provided under this procurement consist of field investigation, studies, final designs, specifications, cost estimating, construction support, and related engineering services for the design and construction of a new office building located at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama. Building 4220 will be approximately 105,000 square feet in size and will be designed to achieve a “Silver” level of certification in accordance with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System as set forth by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Selection for A/E services potentially will be for another similar building in the existing complex. Availability of future funding will decide whether or not services for similar building are required.

Services for the project will include these disciplines: Architects, Interior Designers, Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Landscape Architects, and Mechanical Engineers. Registered, licensed professionals will oversee all work under this contract and will stamp all prepared construction documents.

The following criteria will be used in the preliminary screening of the A/E firms responding to this announcement: (1) Must submit a fully completed, current Standard Form 330. (2) Must have experience in the design of office buildings. (3) Must have computer-assisted design (CAD) capability that is compatible with the Marshall Space Flight Center Facilities Office system format (Intergraph). (4) Must have 10 registered, licensed Architects and 2 Interior Designers. These professionals must be located at the proposing firm’s office. (5) Must have the following minimum number of registered, licensed professionals in these disciplines: Civil Engineers – 3 Structural Engineers – 5 Mechanical Engineers – 5 Landscape Architects – 2 Electrical Engineers – 5 These professionals may be personnel from the proposing firm’s office or branch offices, personnel from a joint-venture partner, and/or subcontractors’ personnel. (6) Must have a minimum of 30 employees located in the proposing firm’s office. (7) Proposing firm’s office must be located within a 400-mile radius from Huntsville, Alabama.

A/E firms will be evaluated during the selection process based on the following factors (100 maximum points): (1) Previous NASA contracts within the last 10 years (5 points). (2) Geographic location of services to be performed (5 points). (3) Past performance on similar design projects in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules (20 points). (4) Professional qualifications of key personnel listed to perform the required services (20 points). (5) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time (10 points). (6) Specialized experience and technical competence in the design of energy efficient office buildings (40 points).

The following Additional Information shall be addressed in Standard Form 330: (1) Provide a list and brief description of NASA contracts (within the last 10 years). (2) Provide information describing the firm’s capacity to accomplish the provided services in respect to current work load. (3) List personnel on the proposed team that are LEED accredited. (4) Explain how the firm’s CAD system is compatible with the Marshall Space Flight Center Facilities Office system format (Bentley Microstation-V8 and Tririga 9). (5) Describe the proposed team’s experience in providing designs that include energy conservation, pollution control, waste reduction, and the use of recycled materials.

The Example Projects provided in Standard Form 330 should include appropriate information regarding the overall cost control processes used, the Owners’ assessments of the quality of the services provided, and discussion of the design issues that affected the schedule. Also state if any of the projects are either certified or registered to be certified with the LEED Green Building Rating System.

A/E firms must have Past Performance provided by previous clients. For each project listed in the “Example Projects” (Section F of Standard Form 330), an “A/E Past Performance Report” must be prepared. Report (with instructions) is attached.

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541330 and $4.5 respectively.

An ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note “B”.

The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World-Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/MSFC Business Opportunities page is

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

All contractual and technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or FAX) to Anna C. Stovall, Fax 256-544-9162; email not later than April 20, 2009 4:00 p.m. local time. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Anna C Stovall
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 256-544-0741
Fax: 256-544-9162

Name: Ketela K. Helton
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 256-544-7179
Fax: 256-544-9162

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