HVAC and Fire Alarm, Gignoux Federal Courthouse, Portland, Maine   2

Type: Solicitation • ID: 47PB0022R0076


This is a solicitation notice for the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) service for the project entitled HVAC and Fire Alarm Replacement at the Edward T. Gignoux Federal Courthouse, Portland, Maine. This is a major renovation and alternation project that follows the GSA Design Excellence guidelines, the construction excellence guidelines, the GSA Operational Excellence guidelines, the GSA Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service (P-100) ver. 2021 and the U.S Court Design Guide 2021.
The Edward T. Gignoux Federal Courthouse is a 3-story (plus basement), granite block structure that was designed in the Second Renaissance Revival style and was completed in 1911. It is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is considered a GSA Legacy property. In 1932, an extension to the east side of the building was completed for occupancy by the U.S Postal Service. The historic features of the Gignoux Courthouse were restored as part of a modernization and expansion project completed in 1996. Much of the HVAC System is past its useful life The Gignoux Federal Courthouse contains 75 188RSF. This Design requirement is changed to Design Alternate 3A. This revision of the Design will address the new Executive Order EO14057 signed by the President entitled Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability . GSA intends to award a firm-fixed price CMc contract pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.101 Best Value Continuum . The scope of CMc services under this proposed contract includes Design Phase Services and Construction Phase Services. The CMc will be competitively chosen using the Source Selection (FAR part 15) procedures. The objective of the Source Selection Process is to select a proposal the represents the best value to the Government. CMc is a Design-Assist project delivery method that allows an Owner to engage the Constructor early in the project to assist in defining the construction requirement as well as preparing construction cost estimates, schedule estimates, and constructability reviews.
Both technical proposals and price proposals need to be clearly labelled so that the technical proposals can be evaluated separately by the Source Selection Evaluation Board in accordance with FAR Part 15.101. One contractor will be awarded using competitive negotiation. This procurement will be open to both large and small business firms. The firm (if not a small business) shall be required to present an acceptable small business subcontracting plan in accordance with FAR 19.7, as part of its proposal. The Government reserves the right to make award on initial offers, but discussions may be held if appropriate. The Design Phase Services are anticipated to commence upon award of the contract in or about December 2022.
The RFP is issued electronically on November 4, 2022, via SAM at GSA intends to solicit and negotiate a Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) contract that can best demonstrate competence and qualification for
the replacement of the current HVAC and Fire Alarm system. The CMc contract will include two distinct phases: (1) Design Phase Services Alternate 3A(base services) and, (2) Construction Phase Services (Optional Services). The CMc delivery method will allow full collaboration between the CMc contractor and the Architect-Engineer contractor throughout the design and construction process. Design phase services for the CMc will include, but are not limited to, review and becoming familiar with the scope of services under the A/E's contract, especially the various standards, guidelines, policies, and
documents that the A/E is required to follow in developing the design and construction documents. This review and familiarization are vitally important because the main tasks of the CMc Contractor during the Design Phase Services are to provide constructability and cost estimation reviews of the A/E's design related submissions. At its core, the CMc Contractor will help to ensure that the design and construction documents will enable the Government to exercise the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) Option at a price that is at or below the GMP. Subject to the exercise of the GMP option, the CMc shall provide all supervision, labor, materials, and equipment to provide all required construction services for the preservation of significant historical aspects, construction for backfill of tenant space, and modernization of building systems to create an efficient, and comfortable working environment.
The Government has hired an A/E firm who is currently working on the Concept Design. The Government has also retained an Independent Construction Manager as Advisor (CMa) to assist in procurement activities and any other activities required. A Commission Agent (CxA) has also been procured for this project. All parties will be expected to cooperate and partner with the goal of successfully completing a design and construction project on-time and on budget. A pre-proposal conference and site visit will take place, the date to be determined and will be confirmed in the solicitation. All submissions are due electronically by no later than 2:00PM Eastern Standard Time on December 6, 2022. The offeror shall submit electronic copies only. No hard copies of the RFP will be accepted. The RFP shall be sent to Michele Valenza, Contracting Officer at and Late responses are subject to FAR 52.208. This procurement is not set aside for Small Business; both small and large businesses are encouraged to participate. The NAICS Code is 238220, Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors. The government is not responsible for any travel, living expenses, computer time or hookups for the prime or the consultants during the selection process.


Response Deadline
Dec. 20, 2022, 2:00 p.m. EST (original: Dec. 6, 2022, 2:00 p.m. EST) Past Due
Nov. 4, 2022, 7:08 p.m. EDT (updated: Dec. 16, 2022, 10:30 a.m. EST)
Set Aside
Place of Performance
Portland, ME 04101 United States

Current SBA Size Standard
$19 Million
Fixed Price
Evaluation Criteria
Best Value
Est. Level of Competition
Signs of Shaping
73% of similar contracts within the Public Buildings Service had a set-aside.
On 11/4/22 PBS Region 1: New England Region issued Solicitation 47PB0022R0076 for HVAC and Fire Alarm, Gignoux Federal Courthouse, Portland, Maine due 12/20/22. The opportunity was issued full & open with NAICS 238220 and PSC Z2AZ.
Primary Contact
Sebastian Asaro   Profile
(646) 398-0455

Secondary Contact

Paul Murphy   Profile


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