Madawaska Land Port of Entry Design Build Bridge, Maine   3

Type: Presolicitation • ID: 47PB0020R0055
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This is a presolicitation notice for a Design Build Bridging (DB-B) Team for the design and construction of a New U.S. Land Port of Entry in Madawaska, Maine by the General Services Administration (GSA). The new LPOE in Madawaska, Maine will replace the current 1959 mission & operationally deficient LPOE situated on a 0.9 acre site that does not meet the U.S. Government's requirements and mission. The program of
requirements for this new LPOE is approximately 76,717 GSF facility on a 10.7 acres site that includes a Main Port Building, Commercial Inspection Building, 3 primary inspection lanes, and a bypass lane. The existing facility connects Madawaska, Maine with Edmundston, New Brunswick via the International Bridge, spanning the St. John River. The International Bridge is nearing the end of its useful life based on its current condition and functionality, and has been posted at a 5-ton weight limit since October 2017. The Madawaska-Edmundston International bridge replacement project, by the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT), is a concurrent design and construction project. These two distinct and separate projects require strong multi-
disciplinary and cross agency coordination, with completion of the LPOE upon the bridge opening by November 2023.
This project is defined as a New Construction project, using a collaborative Design-Build Bridging approach. GSA contracted with a Design-Build Bridging Architect who developed and produced the final concept design and Bridging Contract Documents. This presolicitation is for a Design Build team who will use the bridging documents to complete the design, develop final construction documents, and execute the construction of a fully functional LPOE for the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. GSA will contract directly with the general contractor who will subcontract with the Architect of Record. For more information on the separate LPOE project and International bridge
project, please review the GSA's and MaineDOT's respective project websites below:
Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge Project
The contract performance period for this work is approximately 1,102 calendar days from issuance of the Notice to Proceed with an anticipated award date in late 2020 and anticipated substantial completion by late 2023.
The General Services Administration strongly encourages participation by small businesses and the related socioeconomic categories of small disadvantaged, women-owned, service disabled veteran-owned and HUBZone businesses.
The appropriate NAICS Code is 236220 with a small business size standard of $39.5 million dollars. Estimated magnitude of construction, per GSAM 536.204 Disclosure of the Magnitude of Construction Projects, is between $30,000,000 and $50,000,000.
All individuals working on this project will be required to obtain security clearances.
The approach to source selection for this procurement will be in accordance with FAR Part 15 and represents the best value to the government. The selection will be made in accordance with specific price and technical evaluation factors, and not necessarily the
lowest price. The solicitation will require offerors to submit technical and price proposals. Offers will be evaluated on technical capability and price, with technical quality being more important than price.
This is a negotiated procurement and there will NOT be a public bid opening. The solicitation, agreement, specifications, drawings and other applicable documents anticipated to be available on or about mid August 2020 for electronic download from the beta System for Award Management website at at no additional
charge. Contractors are responsible for printing the solicitation and all related documents. It is the Offeror's responsibility to monitor the site at for the release of any amendments and/or other notifications of any changes to this solicitation. The Government reserves the right to cancel this solicitation.
A bid guarantee is required and the offerors must provide Performance and Payment Bonds prior to award. Offerors shall submit both written technical and price proposals.
The solicitation will provide a date, time and location for the virtual Pre-proposal Conference, Contractor Networking and virtual Site Visit. The anticipated virtual conference and site visit is anticipated to take place late August/early September 2020. Preregistration is required in
order to attend the preproposal conference.
Contractors are required to register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at prior to submitting a proposal.
Should there be any questions, please contact Michele Valenza, Contracting Officer, at


Response Deadline
Sept. 17, 2020, 2:00 p.m. EDT Past Due
July 23, 2020, 1:36 p.m. EDT
Set Aside
Place of Performance
Madawaska, ME United States

Current SBA Size Standard
$45 Million
Likely Fixed Price
Evaluation Criteria
Best Value
Est. Level of Competition
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On 7/23/20 PBS Region 1: New England Region issued Presolicitation 47PB0020R0055 for Madawaska Land Port of Entry Design Build Bridge, Maine due 9/17/20. The opportunity was issued full & open with NAICS 236220 and PSC Y1AZ.
Primary Contact
Michele Valenza   Profile
(617) 565-8508


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