Blue Ridge Parkway 3
Sealed bids from all business concerns will be accepted for the Blue Ridge Parkway Project NP-BLRI 2B13, 2H17, ETC, Solicitation Number 693C73-22-B-000004, located in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties, North Carolina. The project consists of the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina from Milepost 229.6 to MP 305.1, including overlooks, parking areas and ramps. Work also includes drainage assessments and improvements, signage, pavement markings, guardrail, and slope stabilization and other miscellaneous work. The project will be split into multiple work schedules/contract options, with the cost of the entire project expected to fall within the price range of $75,000,000 to $100,000,000.
Bid documents should be issued on or about December 16, 2021. Bid due date and location will be specified on the SF 1442, Block 13a of the Solicitation.
Use Internet address www.sam.gov (click on Contract Opportunities, then type 693C73 in the Search Contract Opportunities box and click the search button and all available projects will be listed) to check for the availability of advertisement documents. All documents can be directly downloaded from this website. Solicitation documents will no longer be mailed. Register to receive email notifications to be automatically notified when a document is added or updated for a specific project. If firms do not register as an interested vendor at this website, there will be no Interested Vendors List.
Annual Representations and Certifications FAR 52.204-8 (SEP 2021). The Representations and Certifications must be completed online at www.sam.gov. The required annual Form VETS-4212 must also be completed online at http://www.dol.gov/vets/vets4212.htm per FAR 52.222-37.
Please send all questions concerning construction projects to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the solicitation number, project name and number, requesting firm and address, a point of contact and telephone number. Requests for 'faxing' or overnight mailing will not be accepted.
IMPORTANT PAYMENT REQUIREMENT
In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart part 4.1102, prospective contractors shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at the time an offer is submitted. Also, FAR clause 52.232-33 requires SAM registration for payment. SAM registration is available online at the following Internet web address: www.sam.gov.
IMPORTANT SUBCONTRACTING PLAN REQUIREMENTS
Required from all "other than small business" when the requirement is expected to exceed $750,000 ($1,500,000 for construction) [FAR 19.702]. Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer's Representative, and Small Business Specialist are responsible for approving a reasonable and realistic plan [FAR 19.705-4] [TAM 1219.201(e)(6)]. Legislated subcontracting goals [15 USC 644(g)(1)]: 45.25% - Small Businesses (SB), 5% - Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB), 5% - Women-Owned Small Business Entities (WOSB), 3% - HUBZone, 3% - Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). A copy of each subcontracting plan (or contractor statement that no subcontracts are to be awarded) must be provided to Eastern Federal Lands and approved by the Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization prior to close of negotiations (or award of the IFB) [TAM 1219.705-5 and -6].
For security reasons, individuals requiring access to all government buildings must present a valid photo ID and be escorted to their destination by a Government employee. All visitors attending bid openings are urged to arrive at least 1 hour prior to a scheduled bid opening. All visitors must sign in at the main entrance of the Quantum Park facility and wait to be escorted by a Government employee to Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) in Suite 200. Visitors must then register with the EFLHD Receptionist. A Government employee will collect all bids. Prior to the bid opening, a Government employee will escort all bidders to the bid opening. Unescorted visitors will be denied entry and no exceptions will be made.