Design-Build New Federal Courthouse, Fort Lauderdale FL   3

Type: Solicitation • ID: 47PE0322R0002


Posted: July 13, 2022, 3:05 p.m. EDT

*******Notification Update July 13, 2022 - GSA is currently in Phase 2 of this 2-Phase solicitation. Current proposal due date is Aug 03, 2022 at 4:00 Eastern time. If you have questions regarding this solicitation, please contact the Contracting Officer, Karen Drake at

******* Notification Update March 29, 2022 - GSA hereby provides notification of the three (3) selected 'Short-Listed' Firms (in no particular order). These firms will move on to the Phase 2 RFP process. Also - see attachment which provides POC information for Small Buisness Subcontract Opprotunities.

ORLANDO, FL 32822-5114

W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company
104 Gully Ave
Philadelphia, MS 39350-2730

3021 7TH AVE S
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35233-2939

**** PLEASE NOTE: Amendment 0002 is issued 2/18/2022 to provide answers to written questions received. The file SF30 Amendment 0002 issued 20220218.pdf is attached and available under the attachments heading.***

PLEASE NOTE: Amendment 0001 is issued 2/09/2022 to distribute corrected solicitation document. See SF30 amendment and the newly uploaded solicitation marked Final. The incorrect solicitation has been deleted from this announcement. The header on the correct solicitation states 'Amendment 001 9FEB22'

SOLICITATION NOTICE 2 Phase DB Phase 1 RFQ (Request for Qualifications) - Solicitation No.: 47PE0322R0002

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is for a Design Build (DB) contract to design and construct a new United States Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This acquisition encompasses the design and construction of the offices and related space based on a completed Bridging Design to address the needs of the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Court of Appeal, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. Probation Office, and the General Services Administration. The facility includes approximately 252,000 gross square feet including 50 inside secured parking spaces. The newly constructed courthouse will be located on GSA owned property, on a site between SE 3rd Ave and SE 11th Street in the Central Business District of Fort Lauderdale. The site currently contains 8 structures that GSA is in the process of demolishing to grade which will be separate from this procurement.

GSA intends to award a firm- fixed price design- build contract pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) two phase design build selection procedures (FAR Subpart 36.3). For this contract award process, GSA will issue two Solicitations in sequence: Phase 1 and Phase 2, respectively. This solicitation notice is for the Phase 1 RFQ.

The purpose of Phase 1 (the Request for Qualifications) is to select the most highly qualified Offerors from Phase 1 to participate in Phase 2 (the Request for Proposals). Once Phase 1 is complete, the Contracting Officer will invite the short listed Offerors to submit Phase 2 proposals. Potential Offerors are hereby placed on notice that GSA will publicly announce the names of the Phase 1 short list on

Maximum Number of Short Listed Offerors: The Contracting Officer will select a maximum of three (3) of the most highly rated Offerors to proceed to Phase 2.

Phase 2 of the solicitation is prepared in accordance with FAR Part 15 and will include the Phase 2 evaluation factors, developed in accordance with 15.304. Phase 2 solicitations require submission of technical and price proposals, which are evaluated separately, in accordance with Part 15.

Stipend: In consideration for the preparation of a Phase 2 technical proposal, GSA will pay a stipend to Offerors not selected for award of the resulting contract in the amount of $250,000. Offerors that submit incomplete or unacceptable Phase 2 proposals will not be eligible for a stipend. For the avoidance of doubt, no stipend is paid during Phase 1.

At the conclusion of Phase 2, GSA intends to award a contract to a single Offeror for all design and construction services. This procurement will be open to both large and small business firms. The firm (if not a small business concern) shall be required to present an acceptable small business subcontracting plan in accordance with FAR 19.7, as part of its Phase 2 proposal.

A virtual pre-proposal conference lasting approximately 1 hour will be held February 10th at 1:00 pm, EST. During this pre-proposal conference we will answer questions about the 2-phase design/build procurement process and include a brief overview of the Bridging package the shortlisted firms can anticipate receiving as part of the phase 2 RFP. To attend the virtual pre-proposal conference, please complete the google form at the following link: (may need to copy and paste into your browser) for each participant. Call in instructions will be provided the day prior to the conference.

For planning purposes, GSA intends to announce the short list' and issue the phase 2 RFP in mid to late March. Phase 2 proposals will be due approximately 90 days later, and award of contract early August 2022. During phase 2, GSA anticipates a minimum of one (1) in-progress proprietary conference with each of the shortlisted firms around 2-3 weeks after issuance of phase 2 RFP, as well as an oral presentation after the receipt of phase 2 proposals.

Following are the RFQ documents which are attached:

  1. SF 1442, 47PE0322R0002
  2. DB 2 phase, Ph 01 solicitation
  3. Reps & Certs
  4. Phase 1 SOW dated 31 Jan 2022
  5. Phase 02 Draft' Agreement

Additionally, documents 6 14, are presented as reference materials. You must Request Access' as they contain CUI information. Please follow the instructions when you click on the documents. You will be provided the email address for the GSA Contracting Officer. Be sure to include your DUNS number with the documents request.

6. 20200623 FLFC Cultural Resources Assessment (CRA) FINAL

7. 20200929 FLFC Final Environmental Assessment EA

8. 20201109 FLFC SHPO Programmatic Agreement

9. 20210923 FLFC Geotechnical Engineering Report rev 20211110

10. 20211116 FLFC Final Environmental Assessment EA Addendum

11. 20211121 FLFC Arborist Report

12. 20211203 FLFC Preliminary Bridging Drawing Set

13. 20211203 FLFC Preliminary Bridging Narrative

14. 20220118 FLFC Structural System Design Overview

Note: Phase 1 submission requirements are outlined in attachment #2.

Posted: March 16, 2022, 1:45 p.m. EDT
Posted: Feb. 18, 2022, 8:48 p.m. EST
Posted: Feb. 9, 2022, 6:45 p.m. EST
Posted: Jan. 31, 2022, 11:08 p.m. EST


Response Deadline
Aug. 3, 2022, 4:00 p.m. EDT (original: Feb. 28, 2022, 4:00 p.m. EST) Past Due
Jan. 31, 2022, 11:08 p.m. EST (updated: July 13, 2022, 3:05 p.m. EDT)
Set Aside
Place of Performance
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 United States

Current SBA Size Standard
$45 Million
Fixed Price
Evaluation Criteria
Best Value
On 1/31/22 PBS Region 4: Southeast Sunbelt Region issued Solicitation 47PE0322R0002 for Design-Build New Federal Courthouse, Fort Lauderdale FL due 8/3/22. The opportunity was issued full & open with NAICS 236220 and PSC Y1AA.
Primary Contact
Karen E. Drake   Profile
(404) 797-0923

Secondary Contact

Cathal Duffy   Profile
(404) 561-3615


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